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Jul 21

Tombstone Tuesday-Aaron H. & Mildred A. (Steinbauer) Buechner

Aaron H. & Mildred A. Buechner, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Aaron H. and Mildred A. (Steinbauer) Buechner, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

BUECHNER
Aaron H.
1899-1987
Mildred A.
1910-2007

Aaron Hugo Buechner was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, on 5 March 1899, the son of William A. and Katherine M. (Schumm) Buechner. He was baptized at Zion Schumm on 19 March 1899, with Hugo A. Schumm and Ludwig Schinnerer serving as his sponsors.

The William and Katherine Buechner family in 1900, six years after their marriage: William A, 34; Katherine, 26; Anna M, 3; Aaron H, 1; Barbara A Buechner, 77, [William’s mother]; and William Dock, 23, servant. William Buechner was a farmer. [1]

The William Buechner family in 1910: William, 45; Katherine, 36; Aaron, 11; Paula, 9; Alma, 2; and Ida Stamm, 25, servant, doing housework. [2]

The William Buechner family in 1920: William A, 54; Katharine M, 45; Aaron H, 20; Paula H, 19; and Alma B, 12. [3]

The William Buechner family in 1930: William A, 64; Katherine, 56; Aaron H, 31; and Alma B, 22. [4]

Aaron Buechner married Mildred A. Steinbauer on 21 April 1938. They were married in Fort Wayne by Rev. Paul F. Miller. Aaron was a farmer near Willshire. Mildred resided in Fort Wayne, where she worked as a clerk. [5]

Mildred Alberta Steinbauer was born 10 August 1910 near Convoy, Van Wert County, Ohio, the daughter of Henry Ernst and Martha Marie (Bauer) Steinbauer.

The Henry Steinbauer family in 1920: Henry, 44; Martha, 36; Gertrude, 13; Paul, 11; Mildred, 9; Herbert, 6; and Lillian, 4. The family lived at 608 S. Walnut in Van Wert and the father Henry worked for the railroad. [6]

The Steinbauer family moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, sometime within the next 10 years. In 1930 Henry Steinbauer and his family lived at 2332 Oliver Street: Henry, 54; Martha M, 46; Gertrude, 23; Paul T, 21; Mildred, 19; Herbert, 17; Lillian, 14; and Frank Gamec, 21, lodger. Mildred worked as an accountant at an insurance company. Her father Henry worked as a janitor in a railroad office. [7]

The Aaron and Mildred Buchner family in 1940, two years after their marriage: Aaron H, 41; Mildred A, 29; Catherine L, one month; Betty Schumm, 19, servant. Aaron was a farmer. [8]

Aaron Buechner died at the Lutheran Home in Fort Wayne on 31 December 1987 from carcinomatosis. He was buried on 4 January 1988. [9]

Mildred (Steinbauer) Buechner died in Albany, New York, on 9 April 2007. She was buried on the 17th. From her obituary: …For nearly 30 years, she sewed comforters from donated fabrics for distribution by Lutheran World Relief, some years producing more than 100. She was active in the Valparaiso University Guild and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and in women’s groups at Zion Lutheran Church of Schumm, OH, Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Ft. Wayne and St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Albany…

Aaron and Mildred (Steinbauer) Buechner had two daughters:
Catharine Louise, married Richard Andino
Elizabeth Ann, married Jerry Weiss

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 98, p.11, dwelling 219, family 224, William A Buechner; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 11 Jul 2020)

[2] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p.6A, dwelling 114, family 115, William Buechner; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 11 Jul 2020).

[3] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 146, p.2A, dwelling & family 34, William A Buchner; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 11 Jul 2020). 

[4] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.5A, dwelling 94, family 96, William A Buechner; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 11 Jul 2020).

[5] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” Allen Co. Marriages, Vol 91:529, Aaron Hugo Buechner & Mildred Alberta Steinbauer, 21 Apr 1938; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DYZ3-5N8?i=273&cc=1410397&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AXXV6-V8V : viewed 18 Jul 2020).

[6] 1920 U.S. Census, Van Wert Ward 4, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 134, p.1A, dwelling & family 10, Henry Steinbauer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 18 Jul 2020).

[7] 1930 U.S. Census, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, ED 44, p.14B, dwellin 305, family 337, Henry Steinbauer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 18 Jul 2020).

[8] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-28, p.5B, house 104, Aaron H Bueckner; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ : viewed 8 Jul 2020).

[9] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Year 1987, Aaron H. Buecher, 31 Dec 1987; database on-line, Ancestry.com.

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