Maria Elisabetha Schramm

2 December 1795–10 February 1855 (Age 59)
Altenkirchen, Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

The Life of Maria Elisabetha

When Maria Elisabetha Schramm was born on 2 December 1795, in Altenkirchen, Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, her father, George Theobald Schramm, was 24 and her mother, Maria Elisabetha Lauer, was 21. She married Johann Jacob Zimmer on 4 January 1816, in Breitenbach, Homburg, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Fearing Township, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 10 February 1855, in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Jacob Zimmer
Maria Elisabetha Schramm
Marriage: 4 January 1816
Jacob Zimmer
Theobald David Zimmer
Elizabeth Zimmer
Karl Zimmer
Carolina Zimmer
Catharina Zimmer
Daniel John Zimmer
Caroline Zimmer
John J Zimmer

Spouse and Children

4 January 1816
Breitenbach, Homburg, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany


    Jacob Zimmer


    Theobald David Zimmer



    Karl Zimmer



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 8

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.

Age 17

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic nickname for a person with a scar, from Middle High German schram(me), German Schramme, Yiddish shram ‘scar’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Zimmer im Haushalt von Jacob Zimmer, „United States Census, 1850“
  • Elisabetha Zimmer in entry for Daniel Zimmer, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Maria Elizabetha Schramm, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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