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Apr 07

Tombstone Tuesday–Hugo H. & Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm

Hugo H. & Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

Hugo H. & Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Hugo H. and Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHUMM
Hugo H.
1876-1955
Amalia M.
1880-1946

Johann Heinrich “Hugo” Schumm was born 28 August 1876 in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of Wilhelm “William” and Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Schumm on 3 September 1876 and Heinrich Lankenau and Johann Bienz were his baptismal sponsors.

Hugo Schumm married Amalia Schumm on 17 September 1905 at Zion Schumm. They were both from the Schumm parish and were married by Rev. C.W. Giese. Hugo’s occupation was a farmer when they married.

Amalia Maria Schumm was born 6 October 1880 in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of Henry George “H.G.” and Anna Maria (Roehm) Schumm. Amalia was baptized 17 October 1880 at Zion Schumm and her baptismal sponsors were Mrs. Rosina Roehm and Mrs. Maria Neubrecht.

Within four years of their marriage the couple moved to Chicago, Illinois, where they resided 709 S. Campbell Avenue. Hugo’s twin brother lived with them in 1910 and both Hugo and Otto worked as truckmen for the railroad. Hugo and Amalia had had no children. [1]

Their only child, Theodore W., was born in Chicago in 1913.

In 1920 Hugo, Amalia, and Theodore lived in a rented a home at 3027 Polk Street in Chicago. Hugo still worked for the railroad, as a checker at an office. [2]

In 1930 the Schumm family of three rented their home at 3522 Carroll Avenue in Chicago. Hugo was 53, Amalia 49, and Theodore 17 years of age. Hugo still worked for the “steam” railroad, but as a tally man at that time. Amalia was not employed. [3]

Hugo and Amalia remained in same rented house on Carroll Street in Chicago in 1940. Their son Theodore had moved out or married by this time and Hugo, at age 64, worked as a tally man for a freight presser, where he had earned $1500 in 1939. [4]

According to Zion Schumm’s records, Amalia died 13 July 1946 in Decatur, Indiana, at the age of 65 years, 9 months, and 7 days. She was buried on the 16th. The minister in charge was Rev. A. Moeller.

Zion Schumm’s records also indicate that Hugo Schumm died 28 May 1955 at the age of 78 years and 9 months. He was survived by a son Theodore.

Hugo and Amalia had one child:
Theodore W. (1913-1992), married Ida M. Braner

Amalia’s obituary:
Former Resident Dies in Hospital
Mrs. Amalia Schumm, 65, died Saturday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered three weeks ago. She was a resident of Chicago for 41 years and had returned here with her husband, Hugo H. Schumm, to visit relatives. She was a member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church of Chicago.

Surviving are the husband; one son, Theodore, Oaklawn, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Amos Schumm, three miles west of Rockford on state road 33; one brother, Walter Schumm, of Schumm, and two grandchildren.

The body was returned to the home of the sister, where services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran church at Schumm, the Rev. A. Moeller, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. [5]

 

[1] 1910 U.S. Census, Chicago Ward 13, Cook County, Illinois, ED 671, p2B. dwelling 34, family 37, Hugo Schumms; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 April 2015); from FHL microfilm 1374268, from NARA microfilm T624, roll. 255.

[2] 1920 U.S. Census, Chicago Ward 13, Cook County, Illinois, ED 792, p.1B, dwelling 8, family 14, Hugo Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 April 2015); from NARA microfilm T625, roll 322.

[3] 1930 U.S. Census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, ED 1073, p.1B, dwelling7, family 17, Hugo H. Schum; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 April 2015); from FHL microfilm 2340193, from NARA microfilm T626, roll 458.

[4] 1940 U.S. Census, Chicago Ward 28, Cook County, Illinois, ED 103-1811, p.61A, house no. 3522, Hugo Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 April 2015); from NARA microfilm T627, roll 978.

[5] The Willshire Herald, Willshire, Ohio, 18 July 1943, p.1.

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