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Apr 21

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

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

Oscar A. & Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, 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.
Sept. 12, 1883
Sept. 28, 1974

Oscar Albert Schumm was born 31 October 1890 near Schumm, in Willshire Township, to William and Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm. He was baptized on 9 November 1890 at Zion Schumm with J.F. Schumm and Martin Schinnerer I as his baptismal sponsors.

Oscar married Hilda Schumm on 1 November 1914 at Zion Schumm, married by Rev. George J. Meyer. Witnesses to their marriage were Arnold Schumm and Salome Schumm.

Hilda Marie Schumm was born on 12 September 1883 near Schumm to John Christian and Wilhelmina (Breuninger) Schumm. She was baptized with her twin sister Lydia on 23 September 1883 at Zion Schumm. Their baptismal sponsors were Mrs. Sarah Schumm, Mrs. Rosine Schinnerer, Mrs. Hannah German, and Margaretha Buechner.

If you recall last week’s Tombstone Tuesday post you will notice that brothers married sisters in these two families. Oscar and Paul were brothers and Hilda and Lydia were twin sisters.

After their marriage the couple lived east of Willshire where Oscar farmed. In 1920 they had one daughter, Hildred. Oscar was 29, Hilda, 36, and daughter Hildred W.M., 3. [1]

In 1930 the family lived in the home they owned on the northeast corner of Route 81 and Schumm road. Six were living in the household: Oscar, 39; Hilda 46; Hildred, 13; Harold, 8; Roman, 5; and Maria, a 74 year-old widow. Although Maria was listed as a daughter on the enumeration, she was Oscar’s mother, Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm. She would pass away the next spring, in March of 1931. [2]

Oscar and Hilda remained in the same house when the 1940 census was enumerated. In the household with them were their three children Hildred, Harold, and Roman. [3]

Hilda Schumm died of a heart attack in or near Convoy, Tully Township, Van Wert County, on 28 September 1974, at the age of 91 years. She was buried on 1 October. [4]

Oscar Schumm died of sepsis from multiple ulcers on 2 February 1984 at the Van Wert County Hospital. He was 93 years of age. His occupation was farmer. He was buried on 6 February. [5]

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

 

[1] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 146, dwelling 59, family 60, p.3B, Oscar A. Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2015); from NARA microfilm T625, roll 1446.

[2] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.2B, dwelling 42, family 43, Oscar Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2015), from FHL microfilm 2341624, from NARA microfilm T626, roll 1890.

[3] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-28, p.4B, house 26, Oscar Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2015); from NARA microfilm T627, roll 3163.

[4] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” index and images, FarmilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 April 2015), Hilda M. Schumm, 28 Sep 1974; citing Death, Tully Township, Van Wert, Ohio, item 15 cn 215, County courthouses, Ohio; from FHL microfilm 1952884.

[5] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” index and images, FarmilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 April 2015), Oscar A. Schumm, 2 Feb 1984; citing Death, Pleasant Township, Van Wert, Ohio, item 3 cn 21, County courthouses, Ohio; from FHL microfilm 1952886.

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