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Sep 08

Tombstone Tuesday-Frederick G. & Henrietta A. (Schumm) Roehm

Frederick G & Henrietta A (Schumm) Roehm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Frederick G. and Henrietta A. (Schumm) Roehm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Frederick G.
1872-1926
Henrietta A.
1879-1947
ROEHM

Andreas “Frederick” Gustav Roehm was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, on 26 July 1872, the second of eight children born to John and Rosina (Schumm) Roehm. He was baptized 4 August 1872, with Andreas Roehm and Frederick Bienz serving as his sponsors.

The John Roehm family in 1880, with Frederick enumerated as Andrew: John, 37; Rosina, 34; Minnie, 8; Andrew, 6; Julia, 5; Pauline, 4; and Mary H, 2. [1] 

The John Roehm family in 1900: John 57; Rosina, 55; Fred, 27; Louis J, 18; Albert C, 16; and Alma, 16. [2]

Frederick Roehm married Henrietta Schumm at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, on 18 May 1902.

“Henrietta” Amalia Schumm was born in Ohio, likely in Mercer County, on 12 August 1879. She was the sixth of nine children born to Friedrich Schumm Jr and his first wife Margaret Ehrenmann. Henrietta was baptized at home on 24 August 1879, with Mrs. Rosina Schinnerer and Maria Buchner serving as her sponsors.

Henrietta Schumm, enumerated with her family in 1880, residing on the family farm in Black Creek Township, Mercer County: Frederick Schumm, 35; Margaret, 33; Catharine, 6; Hugo, 4; Leona, 2; and Henrietta, 10 months. [3]

Henrietta’s mother Margaret (Ehrenmann) died 27 June 1885 and in 1888 her father married Maria/Mary Catharine Buchner.

The Frederick Schumm Jr family in 1900: Frederick, 56; Mary, 39; Hugo A, 24; Leona B, 22; Henrietta A, 20; Lawrence W, 15; Amos C, 8; Erna F, 5; and Naomi M, 3. Henrietta had 5 full siblings and 3 step-siblings living at this time. [4]

The Frederick and Henrietta (Schumm) Roehm family in 1910, eight years after their marriage: Frederick, 37; Henrietta, 30; Paul A, 6; Emanuel, 4; Anna, 3; and Frederick, 1. Frederick worked as a cashier at a bank. This enumeration indicates the couple has been married 8 years and that Henrietta had given birth to 4 children, all of whom were living. [5]

The Frederick Roehm family in 1920: Fred G, 47; Henrietta, 40; Paul A, 16; Emanuel G, 14; Anna, 12; Frederick, 10; George, 8; Louise M, 4; Alma, 2; and Albert 2. Frederick continued to work as a cashier in a bank. [6]

Frederick Roehm died of bladder cancer in Willshire Township on 22 December 1926, at the age of 54 years, 4 months, and 26 days. He was buried on the 26th. He was a cashier at the F & M State Bank of Willshire. [7]

Widow Henrietta (Schumm) Roehm, with some of her children, in 1930: Henrietta, 50; Anna, 23; Frederick, 21; George, 18; Louise, 14; Albert, 10; and Alma, 10. [8]

In 1940, widow Henrietta lived with two of her unmarried children east of Willshire: Henrietta, 60; George, 28; and Albert, 21. Her son George was a farmer and they lived very close to where my mother grew up. [9]

Henrietta (Schumm) Roehm died at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, on 31 May 1947, at the age of 67 years, 9 months, and 19 days. Her usual residence was recorded as Willshire. She was buried on 3 June, with Rev. A.P. Schlegel in charge of the service. [10]

Friedrich and Henrietta (Schumm) Roehm had the following children:
Paul Andreas, (1903-1989), married Elsie Scaer
Emanuel “George” (1905-1938), married Esther Ohnesorge
Anna Marie (1907-1990), married Kenneth Bergman
“Frederick” John (1908-1954), married Nora Louise Berning
George Walter (1911-1982), married Edith Lucille Gribler
Ernst Christian (1913-1918)
Louise Rosina (1915-1976), married Rev. Frederick Voigtmann
Alma Margaret (1919-2001), married Harold Ervin Thieme
Albert Henry (1919-1991), married Ruth Elizabeth Meyer

[1] 1880 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 154, p.449B, family 123, John Roehm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6742/ : viewed 23 Aug 2020).

[2] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 97, p.8, dwelling 165, family 178, John Roehn; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 23 Aug 2020). 

[3] 1880 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 179, p.333B, line 31, Fredone Schuman; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6742/ : viewed 15 Jun 2020).

[4] 1900 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 74, p.2, dwelling & family 29, Frederick Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 17 May 2020).

[5] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p.2B, dwelling & family 47, Fredenol Rochen; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 7 Sep 2020).

[6] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 146, p.4A, dwelling 76, family 77, Fred G Roehm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 7 Sep 2020).

[7] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” Willshire Township, Van Wert, Frederick G Roehm, 22 Dec 1926; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9ZY-TV17?i=417&cc=2128172&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AF6CF-PQM : viewed 7 Sep 2020).

[8] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.3B, dwelling 68, family 70, Henryetta Roehm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 7 Sep 2020).

[9] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-28, p.8A, visited no.163, Henretta Rochen; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ : viewed 7 Sep 2020).

[10] Indiana, Death Certificate, 1899-2011, 1947, roll 6, Henretta Roehm; digital image, Ancestry.com.

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