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Nov 03

Tombstone Tuesday-Oscar A. & Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm

Oscar A. & Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm, Zion Lutheran Church, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Oscar A. and Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHUMM
Oscar A.
Oct. 31,1890
Feb. 2, 1984

Hilda M.
Sep. 12, 1883
Sep. 28, 1974

“Oscar” Albert Schumm was born in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, on 31 October 1890, the ninth of ten children born to William (1840-1906) and Anna Maria (Heffner) (1855-1931) Schumm. Oscar was baptized at Zion Lutheran, Schumm, on 9 November 1890, with JF Schumm and Martin Schinnerer I serving as his sponsors.

The William Schumm family in 1900, when Oscar was 9 years old: William, 59; Maria, 44; Hugo, 23; Rudolph, 20; Theodore, 18; Conrad, 16; Bertha, 14; Paul 12; Oscar, 9; and Julia, 4. William was a farmer and they lived between Willshire and Schumm. [1]

Oscar’s father William died in 1906. Oscar Schumm in 1910, living with his widowed mother and two siblings: Mary, 54, head; Paul, 21, son; Oscar, 19, son; Julia, 14, daughter. [2]

Oscar Schumm married Hilda Schumm at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, on 1 November 1914.

“Hilda” Maria Schumm was born near Schumm, Willshire Township, on 12 September 1883. She and her twin sister Lydia were the second and third of six children born to “John” Christian (1849-1926) and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Breuninger) (1860-1899) Schumm. Hilda and her twin sister were baptized at Zion Schumm 23 September 1883, with Mrs. Sarah Schumm, Mrs. Rosine Schinnerer, Mrs. Hannah Germann, and Margaretha Buechner serving as their sponsors. Hilda’s name is written first on their baptism record so the first two sponsors listed may have been her sponsors.

Hilda‘s mother Minnie (Breuninger) Schumm died in 1899.

Hilda Schumm, age 16, with her family, the next year, in 1900: John Schumm, 50; Victor A, 18; Hilda M, 16; Lydia, 16; Elizabeth, 12; Arnold, 10; Salome, 7; and Otis, 23. Her father John Schumm was a farmer. [3]

The John Schumm family in 1910: John, 60; Hilda, 26; Lydia, 26; Arnold, 19; and Salome, 17. [4]

Six years after their marriage, Oscar and Hilda Schumm in 1920: Oscar, 29; Hilda, 36; and Hildred, 3, daughter. Oscar was a farmer. [5]

The Oscar Schumm family in 1930: Oscar, 39, head; Hilda, 46, wife; Hildred, 13, daughter; Harold, 8, son; Roman, 5, son; and Maria Schumm, 74. Maria was listed as daughter on this enumeration but she was Oscar’s widowed mother, Maria (Heffner) Schumm. [6] Oscar‘s mother Maria died the next year.

The Oscar Schumm family in 1940: Oscar, 43; Hilda, 56; Hildred, 23; Harold, 18; and Roman, 15. Oscar farmed and son Harold worked on the farm. [7]

Hilda (Schumm) Schumm died from a heart attack near Willshire on 28 September 1974, at the age of 91. She was buried on 1 October. [8]

Oscar Schumm died of sepsis at the Van Wert County Hospital on 2 February 1984, at the age of 93. He was buried on the 6th. [9]

Oscar and Hilda (Schumm) Schumm had the following children:
Hildred Wilhelmina (1916-2004)
Harold P (1921-1988), married Leahline Pearl Case
Roman C (1924-1988)

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 97, p.11A, dwelling 219, family 234, William Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 22 March 2015).

[2] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p.1B, dwelling & family 15, Mary Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 1 Nov 2020).

[3] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 98, p.11, dwelling 216, family 221, John Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 28 Jun 2020).

[4] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p.6A, dwelling 111, family 112, John G Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 28 Jun 2020).

[5] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 146, p.3B, dwelling 59, family 60, Oscar A Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 1 Nov 2020).

[6] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.2B, dwelling 42, family 43, Oscar Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 1 Nov 2020).

[7] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Ohio, ED 81-28, p.4B, house visited 81, Oscar Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ : viewed 25 Oct 2020).

[8] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” Convoy, Tully Township, Van Wert, Hilda M Schumm, 28 Sep 1974; database with images, FamilySearch.org  (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9ZY-T6N8?i=2272&cc=2128172&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AF6CJ-XGW : viewed 1 Nov 2020).

[9] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” Pleasant Township, Van Wert, Oscar A Schumm, 2 Feb 1984; database with images, FamilySearch.org  (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-CFWB?i=303&cc=2128172&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AF6CN-2BF : viewed 1 Nov 2020).

3 comments

  1. marthalawler

    Was Anna Maria Heffner from Chatt? Some of the children’s names correspond to some of my Heffner relations;
    Thanks for all you do. I really enjoy every single page you put out.

    1. Karen

      Yes. Anna Maria was the daughter of George (1828-1898) and Sophia (Martin) (1825-1891) Heffner, who lived in the Chatt area. Anna Maria Heffner married William Schumm in 1874 at Zion Lutheran, Chatt.

  2. marthalawler

    Thanks for you response to my question. I would assume she is a relative of mine. Keep up the interesting work.

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