Tombstone Tuesday – June 27, 2017 – Margaret Hainer Schram


Margaret Hainer was born in 1800 to Richard (aka Derek) Hainer and Hannah (aka Annejie) Vollick in Louth township in the Niagara area of Ontario. Richard and Hannah had nine daughters ; Dorothy(1784), Mary (1785), Catherine (1785), Cornelia (1790), Elizabeth (1794), Eve, Margaret (1800), Sarah (1801), Chloe (1792).

She married John Frederick Schram. He was known as Fredrick or Mountian Schram. They lived above the Niagara escarpment in Pelham Township where Frederick was a farmer. Frederick had a cousin who was also named Frederick who lived in Louth Township, He was known as “Monney”(or Little Man). That Fredrerick Schram was married to Margaret’s sister Cornelia.

According to Ontario Marriage records, Frederick and Margaret Schram had three children; John Frederick(1849), Hannah E. (1851), Sarah Margaret (1852). They remained in Pelham township.  In the 1851 Agricultural Census, I find Frederick listed in Pelham Township but I do not find the family listed in the 1851 Ontario General Census. In the 1861 Ontario Census, John and Margaret, have a seventeen year old, Mary M Dell living with them. In the 1871 Ontario Census, John Frederick is listed as a widower.


Margaret Hainer Schram died on June 27, 1864, she was 65 years old. Church records indicate that she died of a heart attack but misstated her age as 54. She is buried in Rockway Cemetery in the Schram Plot with her husband and his family.

Rockway Cemetery

Rest in Peace, Margaret.

Love, Jan

1 thought on “Tombstone Tuesday – June 27, 2017 – Margaret Hainer Schram

  1. Susan

    Margaret was not a Hainer but in fact the daughter of a Beamer. Her parents are also buried here at Rockway in early graves with no marker left. Her father donated the land for the cemetery.



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