Christoph Kreiselmeyer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)
This is the tombstone of Christoph Kreiselmeyer, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Gest. den 28 Dec
Christoph Kreiselmeyer died 28 December 1900, age 79 years, 3 months, 7 days.
Christoph Kreiselmeyer was born 21 October 1821 in Rothenburg, Mittelfranken, Bayern, according to Zion Schumm’s records.
Christoph Kreiselmeyer immigrated to America by 1847 and married Susanna Schwab in Crawford County, Ohio, on 7 October 1847. 
Christoph and Susanna set up housekeeping in Crawford County and were enumerated there in 1850, residing in Cranberry Township with their one-year-old daughter Margaret. The Christoph Kreiselmeyer family in 1850: Christoph, 27, Germany; Susanna, 19, Ohio; and Margaret, 1, Ohio. Christoph was a farmer. 
Christoph and Susanna Kreiselmeyer moved to Willshire Township about 1854, when Zion Schumm’s records indicate their son John was born. Christoph and Susanna appear to be the first and founding Kreiselmeyer family in the Schumm area. They lived in Section 21, Willshire Township, on the 80 acre farm immediately north and east of the farm my great-grandfather Louis Schumm owned.
The Christoph Kreiselmeyer family in 1860: Christoph, 38; Susan, 28, Mary C, 11; David, 9; John, 6; and Hannah, 1. 
The Christoph Kreiselmeyer family in 1870: Christoph, 48; Susanna, 39, John, 15; Hannah, 11; Friedrich, 7; Anna, 4; and William, 11 months. 
The Christoph Kreiselmeyer family in 1880: Christoph, 58; Susanna, 49; Hannah M, 21; Friedrich G, 17; and Anna RC, 14. 
Christoph’s wife Susanna (Schwab) Kreiselmeyer died 13 June 1894 and is buried in row 5 of Zion’s cemetery.
In 1900 Anna (Kreiselmeyer) Gunsett and her family lived with her widowed father Christoph Kreiselmeyer: Christoph Kreiselmeyer, 78, head; Anna R Gunsett, 34, daughter; Henry G Gunsett, 34, son-in-law; and Ida H Gunsett, 1, granddaughter. This enumeration indicates Christoph was a farmer who was born in Germany October 1821. It does not show the year he immigrated. 
1900 Christoph lived with his daughter Anna Gunsett and her family. Or perhaps Anna and her family lived with Christoph, since he is listed as head of household: Christoph, 78, head; Anna R Gunsett, 34, daughter; Henry G Gunsett, 34, son-in-law; and Ida H Gunsett, 1, granddaughter. This enumeration indicates Christoph was born in Germany October 1821, that he was widowed, and that he was a farmer. It does not show the year he immigrated. 
Christoph Kreiselmeyer died of typhus on 28 December 1900 at the age of 79 years, 2 months, and 7 days. He was buried on the 30th.
Christoph Kreiselmeyer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery. (2012 photo by Karen)
Christoph and Susanna (Schwab) Kreiselmeyer had the following children:
Katharina Margaretha Maria “Mary” (1848-1918), married Johann Gottfried Brenner; m. Peter Schmidt
John (1854-1887), married Emma Seeman
Hannah Magdalena (1859-1939), married Jacob Gunsett
George Friedrich “Fred” (1863-1923), married Margaretha Buechner
“Anna” Rosine Caroline (1866-1929), married Henry Gunsett
“WIlliam“ Henry (1869-1959), married Laura Langenberger; m. Jessie Juanita Hall
Gottfried Daniel (1875-1875)
 “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” Crawford County Marriages, Vol. 3, p.46, George Christopher Kreisenmeyer & Susanna Schwab, 7 Oct 1847; FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-BJ3K-HQ?i=46&cc=1614804 : viewed 17 Sep 2018).
 1850 U.S. Census, Cranberry, Crawford, Ohio, p.451B, dwelling 1699, family 1705, Christopher Kriselmire; Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8054/ : viewed 1 Feb 2021).
 1860 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p.150 [penned], dwelling 1072, family 1066, Christopher Railselmeyers; Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7667/ : viewed 17 Sep 2018).
 1870 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p.436A, dwelling 95, family 96, Christ Kreisshnier; Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7163/ : viewed 1 Feb 2021).
 1880 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 154, p.449A, family 109, C. Krieselmyer; Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6742/ : viewed 1 Feb 2021).
 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, Ed 98, p.10, dwelling 196, family 201, Christ Kreiselmeyer; Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 8 Feb 2021).