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Catharine (Gaumer) Fögle



Catharine Gaumer was born on Aug. 9, 1776, the daughter of Johann Heinrich and Anna Margaretha (Meitzler) Gaumer.

She married Heinrich Fögle (April 19, 1774-1871), also spelled "Fegely" or "Feglie." He was the son of Christian and Anna Maria (Drescher) Fögle.

The couple produced these known offspring -- Christina Pilgert, Henry Harrison Fegely and George Fegley.

Sadness blanketed the family when Catharine died at the age of 70 on Sept. 15, 1846. Burial was in St. Pauls Union Cemetery in Mertztown, Berks County. [Find-a-Grave]


Fegely farms and homes scattered throughout Longswamp Township as depicted in the 1876 Atlas of Berks County.


Heinrich survived his wife by a quarter of a century. He made his home in 1860-1870 with his married son Henry and family in Longswamp Township, Berks County.

He succumbed at the age of 97 on May 13, 1871. He rests near his wife.


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