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Friedrich 'Frederick' Gaumer


Friedrich "Frederick" Gaumer was born on Feb. 1, 1778 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA, the son of Johann "Friedrich" and Catharina Barbara (Eisenhardt) Gaumer.

Friedrich was united in holy matrimony with Hannah Barber (1790-1857). There was a 12-year difference in their ages. 

The Gaumers produced five children -- Charles B. Gaumer, Hannah Gaumer, Susanna Gaumer, Samuel Gaumer and Elias Gaumer. Sadly, the middle three children died in infancy, all between the years 1804 and 1807. 

Jacob passed away in 1811, at the age of 33, leaving behind his wife and two young sons.

Hannah lived for another 46 years. She joined him in death on Feb. 3, 1857, in her 67th year. She is interred in Solomons United Church of Christ Cemetery in Macungie. [Find-a-Grave]


~ Son Charles B. Gaumer ~

Son Charles B. Gaumer (1802-1871) was born on April 6, 1802 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County. All that is known is that he succumbed on March 1, 1871 in Macungie.


~ Son Elias Gaumer ~

Son Elias Gaumer (1810-1842) was born on Oct. 2, 1810 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

Some records suggest that he married Salome Hannah Desch ( ? - ? ). Other evidence hints that he wedded Sophia Christman ( ? -1908), daughter of Macungie hotel keepers George and Sarah Christman.

But there are many discrepancies in the record, and this all needs to be researched and affirmed.

Elias reputedly died at the age of 32 on July 15, 1842 in Macungie. His remains were placed into repose in the Solomons United Church of Christ Cemetery in Macungie. [Find-a-Grave]

If his wife in fact was Sophia Christman, they had two children, Mrs. Charles G. Wentzel and Maria Desch, the latter of whom married Rev. Henry Desch and died in Allentown on Jan. 25, 1909.

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