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Jul 28

Tombstone Tuesday- Philip F. & Leona B. (Schumm) Schumm

Philip F. & Leona B. Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Philip F. and Leona B. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHUMM
Philip F.
1882-1968
Leona B.
1877-1958

“Philip” Frederick Martin Schumm was born in Dublin Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 12 September 1882, the son of Frederick Jacob and Maria (Germann) Schumm.  Philip was baptized at home on 24 September 1882 with Philip Germann, Frederick Schumm Jr, and Martin Schumm serving as his sponsors.

Philip Schumm, enumerated with his family in 1900: Frederick J Schumm, 60; Mary, 52; George, 32; Amelia, 27; Ida, 23; Mary, 20; Philip, 17; and Ferdinand, 15. [1]

Philip F. Schumm married Leona Schumm on 5 Nov 1907 at Zion Schumm’s parsonage.

“Leona” Barbara Schumm was born 18 September 1877, the daughter of Frederick (Jr) and Margaret Ehrenmann. Leona was baptized 30 September 1877 with Barbara Schumm and Katherine Bienz serving as her sponsors.

Leona Schumm, enumerated with her family in 1880, residing on the family farm in Black Creek Township, Mercer County: Frederick Schumm, 35; Margaret, 33; Catharine, 6; Hugo, 4; Leona, 2; and Henrietta, 10 months. [2]

Leona’s mother Margaret (Ehrenmann) Schumm died 27 June 1885 and in 1888 her father married Mary Catherine Buchner.

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

Philip and Leona and their family in 1910, living on a farm in Black Creek Township, Mercer County, Ohio: Philip F, 27, Leona B, 32; and Marie M, 1. Philip was a farmer and the census shows they lived on Schumm Pike. [4]

By 1920 the Philip Schumm family had grown: Philip, 37; Leona, 42; Marie, 11; Emma, 8; Velma, 5; and Anna, 2. Philip continued to farm. [5]

Emma, Marie, Kate, and Velma Schumm.

The Philip Schumm family in 1930, living on what at that time was called State Route 54 in Black Creek Township: Philip P, 47; Leona B, 52; Maria M, 21; Emma B, 19; Velma L, 15; and Anna K 13. [6]

The Philip Schumm family in 1940, living on US Route 33, formerly Route 54: Philip, 57; Leona, 62; Velma, 25; and Anna, 23. [7]

Kate, Velma, Philip, Marie, and Emma Schumm, 1962.

Leona died in Celina, Ohio, on 4 October 1958. Leona (Schumm) Schumm’s obituary:

Mrs. Leona Schumm
Mrs. Leona Schumm, 81, a lifetime resident of Rt. 2, Rockford, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Gibbons Hospital in Celina following a stroke.

She was born Sept. 18, 1877 in Blackcreek Township.

She was married Nov. 5, 1907 to Phillip [sic] Schumm who survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marie Fuelling of Decatur, Ind., Mrs. Emma Boerger of Decatur, Ind., Mrs. Ann Boschoss [sic] of Monroeville, Ind. And Velma at home; eight grandchildren, two brothers Amos Schumm of Rt. 2, Rockford and William Schumm, Van Wert, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dietrich of Willshire, Mrs. Emma Schumm of Willshire and Mrs. Naomi Schumm of Willshire.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Ketcham Funeral Home in Rockford until 1 p.m. when the body will be removed to the church. [8]

Philip Schumm died in Rockford, Ohio, on 29 December 1968. Philip Schumm’s obituary:

PHILIP F. SCHUMM
Rockford- Philip F. Schumm, 86, of Rt. 2, Rockford, died at 5 pm. Sunday at Smith’s Nursing Home where he had been a patient for about a week.

Born Sept. 12, 1882, he was the son of J.F. and Maria (Germann) Schumm. He was a lifetime resident of the vicinity, and was a farmer.

His marriage to Leona Schumm was solemnized Nov. 5, 1907. Mrs. Schumm died Oct. 4, 1858.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Erwin (Maria) Fuelling of Rt. 5, Decatur, Mrs. Otto (Emma) Boerger of Rt. 3, Decatur, Miss Velma Schumm at home and Mrs. Arthur (Anna) Bischoff of Benson, Ariz.; a brother, F.W. Schumm of Celina; a sister, Mrs. Fred Weck of Rt. 2, Ohio City, and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Schumm was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Rt. 1, Willshire.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Herbert G. Walther officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, and at the church after 10 a.m. Wednesday.  [9]

Philip and Leona (Schumm) Schumm had the following children:
Marie Margaretha (1908-2003), married Erwin F. Fuelling
Emma Sophie Barbara (1911-2017), married Otto L. Boerger
Velma Louise (1914-2016), not married
Anna Katherine (1917-2014), married Arthur W. Bischoff

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Dublin, Mercer, Ohio, ED 77, p.13, dwelling 276, family 280, Fredy J Schunni; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 26 Jul 2020).

[2] 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).

[3] 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).

[4] 1910 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 107, p.2A, dwelling, family, Philip F Schwinn; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 26 Jul 2020).

[5] 1920 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 124, p.1B, dwelling/family 16, PF Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 26 Jul 2020).

[6] 1930 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 1, p.1A, dwelling/family 4, Philip P Schwinn; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 26 Jul 2020).

[7] 1940 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 54-1, p.1A, household 4, Philip E Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ : viewed 26 Jul 2020).

[8] The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, 5 Oct 1958, p.A4, Leona Schumm obituary; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com.

[9] Van Wert Times Bulletin, Van Wert, Ohio, 30 Dec 1968, p.2, Philip Schumm obituary; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com.

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