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Susanna (Gaumer) Fögle



Susanna (Gaumer) Fögle -- Americanized to "Fegely" -- was born on Feb. 1778, the daughter of Johann Heinrich and Anna Margaretha (Meitzler) Gaumer.

She was joined in wedlock with David Fegely (April 20, 1779-1866).

Their eight known offspring were Lydia Fegley, Esther “Hettie” Kline, Benjamin Fegley, Jesse Fegley, Hannah M. Dankel, Evan Fegley, Henry E. Fegely, David Fegely Jr. and James Fegley.

David made a living as a weaver. When the federal census was enumerated in 1850 and then again in 1860, the family dwelled in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA. The 1860 census shows David and Susan residing with their son James and his wife Mary and their offspring.

David died in 1866, at the age of about 87 years and two months. His and his wife's grave markers were inscribed with the family name spelled "Feglie."

She passed away the following year, at the age of 90 years, 26 days, on March 6, 1868.  Burial was in Lehigh Zion Cemetery in Alburtis, Lehigh County. [Find-a-Grave]


~ Son Henry E. Fegely ~

Son Henry E. Fegely (1821- ? ) was born in Jan. 1821. He never married but spent his long life as a carpet weaver in or around Longswamp, Berks County.

He received an education as a child and knew how to read and write.

At the age of 79, in 1900, he and his widowed 85-year-old sister Hannah Dankel shared a home in Longswamp. His final fate is not yet known.


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