This is the tombstone of Johann Bienz, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Gest den 13 Juli 1898
75J, 3M, 20 T
Johann Bienz died 13 July 1898, aged 75 years, 3 months, 20 Days.
The records of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, indicate that Johann “John” Bienz was born 23 March 1823 in Gerlingen, Oberamt Liesberg, Wuerttemberg. 
John was the son of Balthas and Catharina Barbara (Weidlin) Bienz and was baptized in Gerlingen on 25 March 1823. 
John Bienz married Louise A. Billmann 7 November 1848 near Schumm. John and Louise were from Zion, also according to Zion’s records. In addition, their marriage is recorded in Van Wert County Probate, although that record indicates they were married on 1 December 1848, married by Zion Schumm’s Rev. Streckfuss.  A notation on their church marriage record indicates that Louise died 18 June 1849. This is the only place her death is recorded in the church records and may be the only record of her death. There appears to be no surviving tombstone and deaths were not recorded in county probate until 1867. I found no mention of children born to John and Louise in the church records and you might speculate that Louise died from complications of pregnancy or childbirth.
John Bienz married Magdalena Schueler 15 April 1852 near Schumm and both were from Zion’s parish. Zion Schumm’s records indicate that John was a widower.
Magdalena was the daughter of Michael and Maria Katharina (Schumm) Schueler (1810-1838). Her mother Maria Katharina (Schumm) was the daughter of immigrant Johann Georg Schumm and she was also an immigrant.
In 1860 the John Bienz family lived near Schumm, with Christoph Kreiselmeyer and Michael Geisler as neighbors. The John Bienz family as enumerated in 1860: John, 36, born in Wuerttemberg; Rose AM, 24, born in Ohio; John F, 7; George E, 5; Catharine R, 4; Anna BC, 1; and Alfred Geier, 20, born in Bavaria. The children were reportedly all born in Ohio, except for the youngest, Anna, who is shown as being born in “Sonomy.”  I am not sure where this meant because she was likely born in Van Wert County.
The John Bienz family in 1870, spelled Bence in this enumeration: John, 47; Magdalena, 35; John F, 17; George E, 15; Rosina C, 13; Anna BC, 11; John JC, 9; Henry W, 5; and Mary, 1. The father John was a farmer. 
The John Bienz household in 1880: John, 55; Magdalena, 45; Catharine, 21; John, 19; August, 17; Henry, 14; Mary, 11; Christian, 8; and Martin, 4. Her father, a farmer, was born in Wuerttemberg and her mother and siblings were born in Ohio. 
John Bienz died of brain fever on 13 July 1898, at the age of 75 years, 3 months, and 20 days, according to Zion Schumm’s records. He was buried on the 16th. His death is also recorded in Van Wert County Probate, which gives his age as 74 years and 4 months, his birthplace as Van Wert County, his residence as Schumm, and that he died of dropsy. 
Not all the dates on all the records add up, particularly John’s age when he died. His tombstone is weathered and very hard to read. The church records and probate records are sometimes not accurate. Surviving relatives sometimes gave the wrong information, not remembering or knowing the correct information. Therefore it is hard to determine his exact age.
John Bienz is buried next to their daughter Maria, who died the year before. John’s wife died in Adams County, Indiana, in 1916 and is buried there.
Johann and Magdalena (Schueler) Bienz had the following children:
Johann Friedrich (1853-1918), married Mary “Virginia” Bleichner
George Emanuel (1855-1954), married Lucinda “Cindy” Fox
Rosina Catharine (1857-1940), married Charles Carl Meyer
Anna Barbara Catharine (1859-1943), married Henry Linnemeier
Johann Jacob Andreas (1861-1935), married Caroline Dueker
August George (1863-1938), married Lena Strubel
Heinrich Wilhelm (1865-1926), married Mini Winte
Maria Barbara Elizabeth (1868-1897)
Christian Andreas (1872-1947?)
Ludwig Eberhart Ferdinand (1873-1876)
Martin Gottfried (1875-1954)
Wilhelm C (1878-1879)
Magdalena Anna Margaretha (1881-1965), married Charles Hobrock
 According to Sutton’s 1882 History of Van Wert and Mercer Counties, Ohio, p.258, one John B Bientz immigrated in 1838 with his wife and ten children. The family settled in Tully Township and about 1850 two of the sons, John and Jacob, settled in Willshire Township. The son John is today’s subject, as confirmed by the church records of Gerlingen.
 Lutheran Taufen, Tote, & Heiraten, 1564-1875, [Baptisms, Deaths & Marriages], Gerlingen, Wuerttemberg, 1823 baptisms, Johannes Bienz, 23 Mar 1823; Ancestry.com, tree of klicen, viewed 2 Apr 2019.
 “Ohio Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-S5QV-CZ?i=47&cc=1614804 : viewed 1 Apr 2019), John Bienz & Louisa A. Billmann, 1 Dec 1848; Van Wert Marriages, Vol. 1:55.
 1860 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p.150 (penned), dwelling 1071, family 1065, John Bientz; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1860usfedcenancestry/ : viewed 1 Apr 2019).
 1870 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p.439B, dwelling 135, family 136, John F. Bence; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=7163&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 24 Mar 2019).
 1880 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 145, p.452C, family 162, John Beinz; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=7590&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 24 Mar 2019).
 “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, Family Search (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6722-2S?i=380&cc=2128172 : viewed 1 Apr 2019), John Bienz, 13 Jul 1898; Van Wert County Deaths, Vol. 2:13.