Obit: Gumz, Otto Emil Herman (1880 - 1960)

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Surnames: Eder, Gumz, Liberty, Ziebell

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 3 Nov 1960; Gumz Family Records

Gumz, Otto (2 Apr 1880 - 25 Oct. 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Eder attended the funeral of a cousin, Otto Gumz, at Fond du Lac Friday.

----Sources: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern October 26, 1960

Otto Gumz

Otto Gumz, a resident of Fond du Lac and a frequent visitor to Oshkosh, died Tuesday evening in Fond du Lac. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at Duggan's Funeral Home in Fond du Lac, followed by burial in a Fond du Lac Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Thursday until the hour of services.

*Otto Gumz was the husband of Mary (Mamie) Adrian (b. 4 Feb 1888 - 9 Apr 1984).  She was the daughter of Peter (John) Adrian and Alice Pfieffer.  Their son, Frederick J. Gumz was born 11 May 1911 and died 23 Aug 1990.  The second son, Floyd Sr. A. Gumz was born 27 Jan 1913 and passed away 11 Oct 1991.  Their 3rd son, Donald Gumz was born 17 Jan 1913 and died 13 Jan 2006.  Their daughter, Ruth Ann (b. 1917), married Richard Hanson.

----Source: Racine Journal Times November 5, 1942


Mrs. Clara Mary Gumz, 29, wife of Otto H. Gumz, died at S t Catherine's hospital Tuesday, afternoon following a long illness. She was born in Wheatland township, Kenosha county, June 22, 1913.

BioM: Gumz, Ruth Ann (1961)

----Source: Madison Capital Times June 17, 1961

Ruth Ann Gumz, Richard Hanson Say Nuptial Vows

Ruth Ann (Gumz) Hanson

MR. AND MRS. Richard A Hanson were feted at a dinner for 20 guests followed by a reception for 200 at the Colonial Inn following their marriage today at 9:30 a.m., in St. Dennis Catholic Church. The Rev. Delbert Klink officiated.

The bride is the former Miss Ruth Ann Gumz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto E. Gumz 1300 Wyldhaven Ave. Mr. and Mrs. Adrian F. Hanson, 105 Morningside Ave., are the bridegroom's parents.

The bride chose a floor-length lace and organza gown. Her organza veil was trimmed with pearls, and she carried red roses with white carnations.


1917-1918 World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, Fond Du Lac County no 1, Wisconsin, United States


Otto Emil Herman Gumz, 38 yrs.

Appearance: tall, medium build, gray eyes, dark hair, no physical disqualifications.
Home: 63 E. Cotton, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 02 Apr 1880
Birthplace: United States
Nationality: United States

Occupation: Sup. Model Sondry for L. G. Korre, corner Macy & Forest Ave.

Nearest Relative: Mary Gumz, wife

Signed 12 Sep 1918 by Aug. H. Meyer

Wisconsin Death Record

Otto E Gumz
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 25 Oct 1960
Event Place: Fodu, , Wisconsin
Residence Place: , Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Age: 80
Certificate Number: 029143

Wisconsin Birth Record

Fred Gumz
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1902
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Race: White
Father's Name: Otto Gumz
Father's Birthplace: Milwaukee

Wisconsin Marriage Record

Otte E Gumz
Age (Expanded): 23 years
Birth Year: 1880
Birthplace: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Spouse's Name: Bertha Liberty
Spouse's Race (Original):
Spouse's Age (Expanded): 20 years
Spouse's Birth Year: 1883
Spouse's Birthplace: Canada
Event Date: 28 May 1903
Event Place: Menominee, Menominee, Michigan
Father's Name: Fred Gumz
Mother's Name: Millie Ziebell
Spouse's Father's Name: Chrih Liberty
Spouse's Mother's Name: Unknown

1930 Federal Census, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, District: 0030, Family 224, Line 64

Otto E Gumz, white married male
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Head Otto E Gumz M 50 Wisconsin
Wife Mary A Gumz F 42 Wisconsin
Son Frederick J Gumz M 18 Wisconsin
Son Floyd A Gumz M 17 Wisconsin
Son Donald D Gumz M 14 Wisconsin
Daughter Ruth M Gumz F 13 (1917) Wisconsin



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