This is the tombstone of Johann Adam Büchner, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Johann & Margarethe
Den 10 Dec 1857
4 monate, 6 tage
Johann Adam, son of Johann & Margarethe Buchner, died 10 December 1857, age 4 months, 6 days.
Johann Adam Büchner was born 4 August 1857, the son of Johann “John” and Anna Margarethe “Margaret” (Scior/Zior) Buchner. Johann was baptized at home on 9 August 1857, with Adam Büchner and Adam Dietrich and wife serving as his sponsors.
Zion Schumm’s records and Van Wert County Probate marriage records both indicate that the parents, John Büchner and Margaret Scior, married on 21 April 1853. Both were German immigrants.
Their son, Johann Adam Büchner, died 10 December 1857, age 4 months and 6 days. No cause of death was given.
The father John Büchner died in 1896 and the mother Margaret died in 1907. Both buried in row 6 of Zion Schumm’s cemetery.
John and Margaret (Scior) Büchner had the following children, although this list may not be complete:
Maria Catharina (1854-1858)
Johann Adam (1857-1857)
Wilhelm (1859-1926), not married
Maria (1861-1930), married Friedrich Schumm Jr
John (1865-1933), married Louisa Lillich
Henry (1867-1931), married Rosa Lillich