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Jun 16

Tombstone Tuesday-Hugo A. & Ada A. (Wilson) Schumm

Hugo A. & Ada A. (Wilson) Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Hugo A. and Ada A. (Wilson) Schumm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHUMM
Mother
Ada A.
1883-1933

Father
Hugo A.
1876-1932

At Rest

Anton “Hugo” Schumm was born 11 March 1876, the third child born to Friedrich Schumm Jr and his first wife Margaret (Ehrenmann). He was likely born on the family farm in Black Creek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Hugo was baptized 19 March 1876, with Fred G. Schumm (II) and Anton Kramer serving as his sponsors.

The Friedrich Schumm family in 1880, residing on the family farm in Black Creek Township: Friedrich, 35; Margaret, 33; Catharine, 6; Hugo, 4; Leona, 2; and Henrietta, 10 months. [1]

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

The Friedrich Schumm Jr family in 1900: Friedrich, 56; Mary, 39; Hugo A, 24; Leona B, 22; Henrietta A, 20; Lawrence W, 15; Amos C, 8; Erna F, 5; Naomi M, 3. Hugo had 5 full siblings and 3 step-siblings living at this time. [2]

Hugo A. Schumm married Ada Wilson in Ross County 24 December 1905. [3]

Hugo’s bride “Ada” Alpha Wilson was born 12 July 1883 near Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, according to Zion Schumm’s records. She was the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Remley) Wilson. [4]

Ada Wilson, living with her family in Ross County in 1900: Herman, 51; Margaret, 45; Florence, 25; Ada, 16; Bessie, 10; and Vernie, 8. Her father Herman Wilson was a farmer. [5]

Two years after Hugo and Ada’s marriage, Hugo’s father Friedrich Schumm Jr died on 24 December 1907.

Hugo and Ada settled on a farm in Willshire Township and had a son, Frederick, born 18 June 1909.

The Hugo Schumm household in 1910: Hugo, 34; Ada, 27; and Frederick, under one year. All were born in Ohio. Hugo’s occupation was farmer and this enumeration indicates that the couple had been married for 4 years and that Ada had only given birth to one child. [6]

The Hugo Schumm family in 1920: Hugo, 43; Ada, 36; and Frederick, 10. [7]

Hugo and Ada had a second child, Marcile Margery, born 30 January 1920, just 3 weeks after the census was taken. Their son Fredrick Schumm died 20 November 1924.

The Hugo Schumm household in 1930: Hugo, 54; Ada, 46; and Marcile, 10. [8]

Hugo Schumm died from typhoid fever at the Van Wert County Hospital on 23 September 1932. He was buried on the 26th. Hugo’s obituary:

Hugo A. Schumm, of near Schumm, died last night at the Van Wert County Hospital the result of a brief illness of typhoid fever and complications. Mr. Schumm was aged 56 years and had resided near Schumm for a number of years. He is survived by his widow and one daughter Marcile, at home, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. W.E. Buecher, Mrs. Henrietta Rehn and Mrs. Henry Dietrich, of Willshire, Mrs. Walter Schumm ad Mrs. Arnold Schumm, of Schumm, Mrs. Phillip Schumm and L. William and Arnold Schumm, of Rockford. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, with interment in the Schumm cemetery. [9]

Widow Ada (Wilson) Schumm died from a heart condition and cancer on 2 July 1933 at her home near Schumm. She was buried on the 5th. Rev. Karl Hofmann, vacancy pastor, officiated at the funeral. Ada’s obituary:

Esteemed Resident of Van Wert County Passes Away at Home at Schumm After Long Illness.
Mrs. Ada Schumm, well know resident of Van Wert county, died Sunday evening at her home near Schumm. Mrs. Schumm, who was aged 50 years, had been in ill health for the past six years and her death was due to complications. She was a member of the Schumm Evangelical Lutheran Church. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Marcile Schumm, at home, one brother, Vernie Wilson, of Columbus, and two sisters Mrs. Florence Garrett and Mrs. Besse Wilkie, of Chillicothe. She was the widow of Hugo Schumm, who’s death occurred last September. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home. Interment will be made in the Schumm cemetery. [10]

After the deaths of Hugo and Ada, their young daughter Marcile Schumm was raised by her aunt and uncle, Walter and Erna (Schumm). Hugo Schumm and Erna were half-siblings.

Hugo and Ada (Wilson) Schumm had the following children:
Frederick Herman (1909-1924), never married
Marcile Margery (1920-1988), married John F Buchner

[1] 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).

[2] 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).

[3] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” Ross County Marriages, Vol. 8, p.147, Hugo A. Schumm & Ada Wilson, 24 Dec 1905; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-91QS-X7?i=113&cc=1614804&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AZZRW-222M : viewed 15 Jun 2020).

[4] Ohio, Births ad Christenings Index, 1774-1973, film no. 281656, database, Ancestry.com, Adie Alpha Wilson, 12 Jul 1883.   

[5] 1900 U.S. Census, Springfield, Ross, Ohio, Ed 100, p.7, dwelling, family, Harmon Willson; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 15 Jun 2020).

[6] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p6B, dwelling 122, family 123, Hugo Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 15 Jun 2020).

[7] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 146, p.3B, dwelling 58, family 59, Hugo H Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 15 Jun 2020).

[8] 1930 U.S. Census, WIllshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.5B, dwelling 107, family 110, Hugo A Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 15 Jun 2020).

[9] Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Van Wert, Ohio, 24 Sep 1932, p.3, Deaths and Funerals, Hugo A. Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, viewed 15 Jun 2020.

[10] Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Van Wert, Ohio, 3 Jul 1933, p.3, Deaths and Funerals, Ada Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, viewed 15 Jun 2020.

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