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Oct 27

Tombstone Tuesday-Salome S. Schumm

Salome S Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Salome S. Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Salome S. Schumm
5 Feb 1893-12 Sep 1983

Salome Sophie Schumm was born 5 February 1893, the sixth and last child born to “John” Christian (1849-1926) and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Breuninger) (1860-1899) Schumm. Salome was baptized at Zion Lutheran, Schumm, on 19 February 1893, with Mrs. Maria Anna Schumm and Mrs. Maria Stamm serving as her sponsors.

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

Salome Schumm, age 7, with her family 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. [1]

The John Schumm family in 1910: John, 60; Hilda, 26; Lydia, 26; Arnold, 19; and Salome, 17. [2]

The John Schumm family in 1920: John, 70; Arnold, 28; and Salome, 25. [3]

Salome’s father John Schumm died in 1926.

In 1930 and 1940 Salome lived with her sister Lydia, Lydia’s husband Paul Schumm, and their family. The Paul Schumm family in 1930: Paul, 41, head; Lydia, 46, wife; Salome, 37, sister-in-law; Mildred, 13, daughter; Dolores, 10, daughter; Lola, 7, daughter; and Ellen, 4, daughter. [4] The Paul Schumm family in 1940: Paul, 51; Lydia, 56; Salome, 47; Mildred, 23; Lola, 17; and Ellen, 15. Salome had completed 8 years of school. Her brother-in-law Paul Schumm was a farmer and Salome was not employed during these years. [5]  

Salome Schumm died at the Van Wert County Hospital on 12 September 1983, at the age of 90.

Salome Schumm had the following siblings:

Alfred “Victor” Schumm (1881-1964), married Bertha Wilhelmine Kroemer

Lydia Barbara Schumm (1883-1967), married Paul Edwin Schumm

Hilda Maria Schumm (1883-1974), married Oscar Albert Schumm

Elisabeth Charlotte “Lizzie” Schumm (1888-1976), married William Cleveland Linser

Arnold Ludwig (1890-1968), married Naomi Margaretha Schumm

[1] 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).

[2] 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).

[3] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 146, p.2B, dwelling & family 42, John C Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 28 Jun 2020).

[4] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.2A, dwelling 30, family 31, Paul Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 25 Oct 2020).

[5] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Ohio, ED 81-28, p.8A, house visited 164, Paul Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ : viewed 25 Oct 2020).

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