Johannes "John" Gaumer Sr. was born on March 12, 1750, in Macungie Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, PA, a twin son of Johann Dietrich and Maria "Elizabeth" (Meinert) Gaumer Sr. According to Myrtle Knepper Weniger’s The Gaumer Family and Allied Lines, he was a Revolutionary War veteran.
In about 1778, Johannes married Albertina Christina Dean ( ? - ? ).
They had 10 children – Johann Richard Gaumer, John Dietrich "Dieder" Gaumer, Johannes Jacob Gaumer, Johann Henry Gaumer, Johann Adam Gaumer, Elizabeth Allen, Charles Gaumer and three unidentified daughters.
They lived in Macungie Township; Oldtown, Allegany County, MD; Londonderry Township, Bedford County, PA; and Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA.
Johannes Sr. died in 1799 in Southampton Township.
Albertina’s fate is unknown.
It is also not known what became of some of their sons.
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