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Sep 13

Tombstone Tuesday–Rosina Büchner

 

Rosina Buchner, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Rosina Büchner, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The grave stone is inscribed: Hierr ruhet Rosina, ehefrau des Adam Büchner. Geboren in K. R. Würtemberg. Gest 11 Feb 1861, Alter 22 Yahr, 4 Mon, 4 Tag. When translated the marker reads: Here rests Rosina, wife of Adam Büchner, Born in the Kingdom of Württemberg, Died 11 February 1861, Age 22 years, 4 months and 4 days.

Margaretha “Rosina” Grund married Adam Büchner 9 September 1858 at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm. (source: records of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, Book I, 1847-1869: 73)

Adam and Rosina Büchner had 2 children:

Johann Jakob Martin Büchner was born 30 May 1859 and baptized 2 June 1859 at home. The sponsors at his baptism were Johann Büchner and his wife, Jakob Bienz and his wife, and Martin Gaier and his wife. (source: records of Zion Lutheran, Schumm, Book I: 57)  

Their second child was Johann Friedrich Büchner, born 12 December 1860 and baptized 14 December 1860 in the church. The sponsors at his baptism were Friedrich Schumm and his wife and Johann Hoffmann and his wife. (source: records of Zion Lutheran, Schumm, Book I : 58)

Rosina Büchner died 11 February 1861 after getting chilled while taking a bath. (source: records of Zion Lutheran, Schumm, Book I: 85)

On 17 September 1861 Rosina’s widower husband Adam Büchner married widow Anna Barbara (Pflueger) Schumm. (source: records of Zion Lutheran, Schumm, Book I: 73) Anna Barbara’s husband, Ludwig “Louis” Schumm, had died 22 Aug 1855, leaving Anna Barbara with eight children, seven of whom were living at the time of her marriage to Adam Büchner. Louis and Anna Barbara Schumm were my second and third great-grandparents.

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