Catharine Gaumer was born on Aug. 9, 1776, the daughter of Johann Heinrich and Anna Margaretha (Meitzler) Gaumer. When she was about six weeks of age, on Sept. 25, 1776, she was baptized in the family church. Her sponsors were Heinrich Knobloch and Elizabeth Gaumer.
Heinrich was the son of Christian and Anna Maria (Drescher) Fögle.
Heinrich survived his wife by a quarter of a century. He made his home in 1860-1870, during the Civil War years, 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.
A search was made for her and his grave markers in Sept. 2019 by the founder of this website. Hers' was hall-fallen over, and in heavy shadow, making photography difficult. His could not be located.
Catherine is named in Myrtle Knepper Weniger's work, The Gaumer Family and Allied Lines.
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