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Aug 06

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary T. Roehm

Mary T Roehm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Mary T. Roehm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

MARY T
Dau. of
J. & A. R. Roehm
Died
Jan. 6, 1892
Aged
13 Y, 11 M, 16 D

Maria Theresia Roehm (“Mary”) was born in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, on 20 January 1878, the fifth of eight children born to Johann and Rosina (Schumm) Roehm.  Mary was baptized 3 February 1878, with Mrs. Rosina Schinnerer and Mrs. Elisabeth Bienz serving as her sponsors.

Mary Roehm died from typhus at 6:30 in the morning of 6 January 1892 at 6:30. She was just a few days shy of her 14th birthday and Zion Schumm’s church records indicate that she suffered with typhus for a prolonged time. Mary was buried on 8 January.

Mary’s parents John (1842-1932) and Rosina (Schumm) (1842-1932) Roehm had the following children:
Maria Wilhelmina Amalia “Minnie” (1871-1953), married George “Friedrich” Schinnerer
Andreas “Friedrich” George (1872-1926), married Henrietta Amalia Schumm
Mary “Julia” (1875-1957), married William Conrad Franke
Charlotte “Paulina” 1876-1962), married Frederick J Acker
Marie Therese “Mary” (1878-1892)
(Rev.) Johann Ludwig “Louis” (1881-1975), married Anna Peters
Albert Christian (1883-1953)
Alma Sophie (1883-1974), married Herman Kraft, married Justus F. Boese

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