Ruth Celestine Schumacher

13 June 1903–18 April 2003 (Age 99)
Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ruth Celestine

When Ruth Celestine Schumacher was born on 13 June 1903, in Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, her father, William Carl Schumaker, was 27 and her mother, Fredricka Rumbolz, was 22. She married Anton Joseph Wermers on 30 October 1929, in Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Plymouth, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Cross Plains Township, Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 April 2003, in Dimock, Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 99.

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Family Time Line

Anton Joseph Wermers
Ruth Celestine Schumacher
Marriage: 30 October 1929
Kenneth L Wermers
Paul Anton Wermers

Spouse and Children

30 October 1929
Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States


    Kenneth L Wermers


    Paul Anton Wermers


Parents and Siblings




    Marvin George Schumaker


    Carlyle Christian Schumaker


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shoemaker, from Middle High German schuoch ‘shoe’, German Schuh + an agent derivative of machen ‘to make’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Wermers in household of Anton J Wermers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Schumacher, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Ruth C Wermers in household of John P Weber, "United States Census, 1930"

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