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Amy 'Elizabeth'
(Gaumer) Hauger

(1832- ? )


Amy "Elizabeth" (Gaumer) Hauger was born in July 1832 in Union Township, Knox County, OH, the daughter of Johannes Jacob "John" and Susannah (Leydig) Gaumer.

On April 21, 1853, at the age of 20, she was united in matrimony with 26-year-old Jacob Hauger (Feb. 1, 1827-1875).

The couple produced seven children -- Mary "Elizabeth" Hauger, Sarah F. Hauger, Lydia J. Hauger, David Hauger, Arabella Hauger, Lemuel L. Hauger and Delia Hauger.

The United States Census of 1860 shows the Gaumers living on a farm in Union Township, Knox County.

Evidence sadly hints that Elizabeth died between 1864 and 1870. The cause of death and place of burial are not known.

The 1870 federal census lists Jacob as head of his household which included five children ranging in age from 18 to six.

Jacob died in Union Township, Knox County on Feb. 28, 1875 at the age of 48 years and 27 days. Burial was in Workman Cemetery in Danville, Knox County. Inscribed on the base of his upright grave marker is this epitaph: ... children I must leave you, Leave yes, leave you all alone; But my blessed Saviour calls me, Calls me to a heavenly home. [Find-a-Grave].


~ Daughter Mary "Elizabeth" Hauger ~

Daughter Mary "Elizabeth" Hauger (1852- ? ) was born in about 1852 in Knox County.


~ Daughter Nancy J. Hauger ~

Daughter Nancy J. Hauger (1854- ? ) was born in about 1854 in Union Township, Knox County.


~ Daughter Lydia Jane Hauger ~

Daughter Lydia Jane "Lidy" Hauger (1854-1917) was born on Jan. 19, 1854 in Knox County. 

She appears to have never married. 

Lydia passed away at the age of 63 on Nov. 22, 1917. She rests in Workman Cemetery in Danville, Knox County.


~ Daughter Sarah F. Hauger ~

Daughter Sarah F. Hauger (1856- ? ) was born in about 1856 in Union Township, Knox County. 

She apparently never married. 

She is believed to have passed away at the age of 26 years, one month and 20 days on Aug. 30, 1880, and to rest in Workman Cemetery. Inscribed on her still-legible grave marker is this verse: "She is waiting for us in that glorious Eitenland which was beyond the sunset of life."


~ Son David Hauger ~

Son David Hauger ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). Did he wed Mary Curran ( ? - ? ), daughter of Thomas Curran of Knox County in about May 1878? If so, the couple bore a son, William Scott Hauger.


~ Daughter Arabella Hauger ~

Daughter Arabella Hauger (1859- ? ) was born in about 1859 in Union Township, Knox County. We are checking into whether she went by the shortened name "Belle" and married Andrew J. Collins (Jan. 8, 1848-1936) and died in 1902.


~ Son Lemuel L. Hauger ~

Son Lemuel L. Hauger (1864-1940) was born on Sept. 16, 1864 in Union Township, Knox County.

In about 1887, when he would have been 23 years of age, Lemuel married 23-year-old Mary Elizabeth Yearouse (Aug. 22, 1864-1943), daughter of Adam and Margaret (Stillinger) Yearous, also spelled "Yearhouse," the father a German immigrant.

They were farmers and lived in Danville, Union Township as shown by the United States censuses of 1900 and 1920.

Four children are known to have been born to this union -- Adam Paul Hauger, Hattie M. Hauger, Rosa A. Hauger, William Hauger, Ruth Hauger and one who was deceased by 1900.

The 1920 census shows Lemuel working as a laborer at a local sand plant.

Sadly, burdened with hypertension, hardening of the arteries and heart decomposition, Lemuel died on Dec. 16, 1940, in Danville. Burial was in Workman Cemetery, with Pearl Hauger signing the death certificate.

Mary Elizabeth outlived her spouse by three years. She was felled by a cerebral hemorrhage and died a few days later, just nine days after her 79th birthday. [Find-a-Grave]

Son Adam "Pearl" Hauger (1887- ? ) -- sometimes spelled "Paul" -- was born on July 6, 1887. During World War I, he served in the Army Expeditionary Forces. On Aug. 25, 1923, he married Altha May Waters ( ? - ? ). She had been married before and brought two children to the second marriage. The couple produced no offspring of their own. Altha owned a store and small farm in Cavallo, Knox County. Sadly, she filed for divorce in April 1927, in Knox County Court of Common Pleas, with the Coshocton Tribune saying that she claimed "her husband was in the habit of leaving her alone, and then when she remonstrated agaist this he would curse and reply that he married her only to secure her property. She also alleges that he struck her on numerous occasions." She filed for divorce a second time in October 1928, asking the court to grant a restraining order against her husband. He died on Nov. 16, 1962, with interment beside his brother William in Workman Cemetery.

Daughter Hattie May Hauger (1895- ? ) was born on May 28, 1895 in Union Township, Knox County. At the age of 19, on July 25, 1914, she wedded 21-year-old blacksmith Arthur Henriksen Sr. (March 23, 1893- ? ), the son of Chris and Mary (Christian) Henriksen, the father a Danish immigrant from Denmark. The surname also has been spelled "Henrikson" and "Hendrickson." Rev. E.D. Barnett is thought to have officiated. At the time, Arthur lived in Cleveland, but the couple initially set up housekeeping on the Snyder property in Millwood. They moved to Cleveland and dwelled there circa 1921. They were the parents of Oscar Henriksen, Paul Henriksen and Arthur Henriksen Jr. In 1920, the federal census shows Arthur working as a clerk in a Cleveland feed store, and in 1930 a stationery engineer (custodian) for a chemical plant. The census of 1940 shows 19-year-old niece Betty Swigert living under their roof, with Arthur now employed as a custodian in a Cleveland hotel and son Paul working as a private family chauffeur.

  • Grandson Oscar Henriksen (1916- ? ) was born in about 1916.
  • Grandson Paul Henriksen (1920- ? ) was born in about 1920.
  • Arthur Henriksen Jr. (1929- ? ) was born in about 1929 in Cleveland

Daughter Rosa Artense Hauger (1900-1984) was born on May 7, 1900 in Danville, Knox County. Evidence suggests that as a single woman, in about 1921, she bore a daughter with Roy Swigert of Knox County, with the child receiving the name "Betty Swigert." She sued Swigert for bastardy and won a guilty verdict, as reported by the Mount Vernon Democratic Banner. On July 5, 1922, she married Cullen Charles Stringfellow (Nov. 7, 1893-1952), son of John and Ella A. (Russell) Stringfellow of Ohio. Rev. Hugh Wayt, of the Church of Christ, led the nuptials. Cullen was a native of Danville but a resident of Tiverton at the time of marriage. He was a veteran of World War I, having served as a sergeant in the 5th Corps, Artillery Park. Rosa's daughter was sent to live with an aunt and uncle in Cleveland, Hattie and Arthur Henriksen Sr., where she dwelled circa 1940. They were the parents of Charles Stringfellow, Glenn Stringfellow, James Stringfellow, Mary Ballinger, Janet Miller and Patricia Stringfellow. The family made a home in the Danville area for decades. Rosa belonged to the First Church of the Open Bible and the Home League Ladies of the Salvation Army and often sereved as a hostess for events. Her address in the early 1980s was 681 Parkwood Road. Sadly, she died at the age of 84 in Mansfield General Hospital on Sept. 14, 1984. An obituary in the Mansfield News-Journal noted that graveside services in Mansfield Cemetery were led by her pastor Rev. Ralph Smith Jr. and the Salvation Army's Maj. Walter Guldenschuh.

  • Granddaughter Betty Swigert (1921- ? ) was born in 1921 in Knox County, the daughter of Rosa Artense Hauger and Roy Swigert, who were not married. In 1940, at the age of 19, she lived in Cleveland with her aunt and uncle, Hattie and Arthur Henriksen Sr., and labored making lamp fixtures for an electrical manufacturing firm.
  • Grandson Charles Stringfellow lived in Mansfield, OH in 1984.
  • Grandson Glenn Earl Stringfellow (1930-1997) resided in 1984 in Mansfield, OH.
  • Grandson James Stringfellow relocated to Las Vegas.
  • Granddaughter Mary Stringfellow married (?) Ballinger. She made a home in 1984 in Port Angeles, WA.
  • Granddaughter Janet Stringfellow wedded Lawrence Miller. They were the parents of Michael "Tink" Miller, Larry A. Miller and Dale Miller. The couple dwelled in Lucas, OH in 1984.
  • Ganddaughter Patricia Stringfellow ( ? -1947) died in 1947.

Son William L. Hauger (1907-1953) was born on April 28, 1907 or April 30, 1906 in Danville, Knox County. He earned a living as a laborer when a young man. On May 20, 1926, at the age of 20, he was united in holy matrimony with 18-year-old Ethel Fry (July 15, 1908- ? ), daughter of Wilbur and Mary (Wilson) Fry of Butler Township, Knox County. William moved to Mansfield in 1951 and lived on Ninth Avenue. On the afternoon of April 21, 1953, police officers discovered the 45-year-old William prone in the parking lot of Ohio Brass Company. He was jailed for public intoxication. Tragically, after eating breakfast the next morning, he became seriously ill and died in prison.

Daughter Delia Hauger ( ? - ? ) ( ? - ? ) is said by researcher Carlton Greve to have been a daughter of this couple.


Copyright © 2000, 2017-2019 Mark A. Miner
Carlton Greve graciously has furnished substantial material for this biography.