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Gaumer-Gomer-Garmer Biography Archives
Chronicling Lost Stories of Generations of Descendants of Johannes Dietrich and Maria Elizabeth (Meinert) Gaumer Sr. of Oley and Alburtis, PA
The Gaumer branch of our family -- also spelled Gomer and Garmer -- was formed in 1748 with the marriage of Maria Elizabeth Meinert to widower Johannes Dietrich Gaumer. From origins in Oley, Berks County, PA and Alburtis, Lehigh County, PA, they produced a dozen known children -- Mathias Gaumer (stepson), Johann "John" Gaumer, Johann "Friedrich" Gaumer, Johann "Heinrich" Gaumer, Johann "Jacob" Gaumer Sr., Johann George Gaumer, Mary Catharine Gaumer, Johann Dietrich Gaumer Jr., Maria Gertrude Meitzler, Johann "Adam" Gaumer, Elisabetha Schanckweiler and Peter Gaumer. These offspring in turn bore 40+ children, 160+ grandchildren and 600 great-grandchildren and counting. This page will lead you into a vast portfolio of biographies, forgotten stories, faces and Americana experiences, spanning the past 270 years.



~ Family of Mathias and Christina (Eigner) Gaumer
of Macungie, PA - 7 children ~


~ Family of Augustus Gaumer and wives Christina Sterner and Rebecca Hontz
of Mauch Chunk, PA - 8 children and ? grandchildren ~

Franklin and Celinda (Bloss Selzer) Gaumer - stepchildren Henry Selzer and Harriet Walck.

Alfred and Mary Gaumer - children Rebecca J. Gaumer, Augustus Gaumer, Hattie Cordelia Voeste, Harry Thomas Gaumer

Cornelius Gaumer -

Henry Gaumer -

Henrietta Gaumer - died young

Joseph and Urilla (Gaumer) Gollus - children Mrs. Edward Boyle and Mrs. William Conley.





~ Family of Johann 'John' and Albertina Christina (Dean) Gaumer
of Macungie, PA - Oldtown, MD - and Somerset County, PA - 7 children ~


~ Family of Johann Richard and Mary Ann Gaumer
of Somerset County, PA - 2 children and 20 grandchildren ~

Samuel and Susanna (Korns) Gaumer - children Lydia A. Gaumer, Emanuel Gaumer, Catharine Gaumer, Rosanna "Anna" Gaumer, Levi Gaumer, Samuel K Gaumer, Matilda Gaumer, Amanda Gaumer, Richard Henry Gaumer.

Daniel and Elizabeth (Korns) Gaumer - children Delilah Gaumer, George Gaumer, Rebecca Gary, Elizabeth Gaumer, Solomon Gaumer, Julia Ann Gaumer, Hannah Gaumer, Edward Gaumer, Simon Gaumer, Lavina Jordan, Minerva Gaumer.



~ Families of John Dietrich "Dieder" and Johann Adam Gaumer ~

  Nothing more known  

~ Family of Johannes Jacob and Susanna (Leydig) Gaumer
of Somerset County, PA & Knox County, OH - 8 children and 38 grandchildren ~

Daniel and Sarah Ann (Parker) Gaumer - children Eleanor Ann Gaumer, Lydia E. Gaumer, Rachel Martin, Margaret Nancy Kemp, George Washington Gaumer.

Peter and Susannah (Hauger) Gaumer - children Sarah Gaumer, John "Jerome" Gaumer, Jefferson Gaumer, Trusilla Gaumer, Elizabeth Gaumer, Mary Hartman, Alwilda Lepley.

Solomon and Sarah (Hauger) Gaumer- children Hulda Ernest, Austin L. Gaumer, Normanda ("Amanda") Gaumer, Lyman Gaumer, Jerome Gaumer, Susannah Gaumer, Matilda Gaumer, Mary Sophia Utterback, Howard Stewart Gaumer, Emma Gaumer, Grant Gaumer, Denman Gaumer.

William and Rachel (Gaumer) Shultzman Sr. - children Mary Shultzman, Lewis Shultzman, Amanda Shultzman, Porter Shultzman, Ellen Shultzman; stepchildren Sarah "Louisa" Remington, William Shultsman Jr.

Jonathan and Sarah Ann (Munger) Gaumer - ?

William and Sarah (Gaumer) Wright - ?

Richard Gaumer - died as a teen.

Jacob and Amy "Elizabeth" (Gaumer) Hauger - children Mary "Elizabeth" Hauger, Sarah F. Hauger, Lydia J. Hauger, David Hauger, Arabella Hauger, Lemuel L. Hauger, Delia Hauger.


~ Family of Johann Henry and Margaret (?) Gaumer
of Selbysport, MD & Somerset County, PA - 6 children ~

Henry Gaumer -

Julia Ann Gaumer -

Mary "Louisa" Gaumer

Margaret M. Gaumer -

Francis A.L. Gaumer -

Unidentified daughter -


~ Family of Lewis and Elizabeth (Gaumer) Allen ~

  Nothing more known  

~ Family of Charles Gaumer and Wives Justina (?) and Sarah "Sally" Shoemaker
of Somerset County, PA - 7 children and 24+ grandchildren ~

John Gaumer and wives Sarah Myers, A.E. (?) and Delilah Kennell - children Elizabeth Gaumer, Margaret Gaumer; George Gaumer, Charles Gaumer, Samuel Adams Gaumer, Hannah "Anna" Kennell.

John Ernst "Frederick" and Hannah (Gaumer) Bossemeyer - children John Frederick Bossemeyer, Louvena Bossemeyer, Laura Bossemeyer, Mary Bossemeyer, Charles B. Bossemeyer, George L. Bossemeyer, Lydia Weed, Ada L. "Addie" Bossemeyer, Emma B. Bossemeyer.

Susanna Gaumer -

Peter and Mary "Polly" (Shroyer) Gaumer - children Nathaniel Gaumer, Mary Boyer.


Jesse and Malinda (Kendall) Gaumer - children Wilson Gomer, Sarah Gomer, Marras (or "Marnass") Gomer, Rachel Gomer, Charles E. Gomer, Ida B. Gaumer, Cora A. Gaumer, James G. Gaumer and Earl Gomer, Mary P. Gomer.

Daniel and Hannah (Cone) Gaumer - children Martha E. Gomer, Harvey "Francis" Gomer, James T. Gomer.

John "Conrad" and Sarah Ann (Gaumer) Lichty - children Franklin Conrad "Frank" Lichty, Bertha Lichty, Norman Lichty, Calvin Lichty, Samuel "Allen" Lichty, Druscilla Stevens, Charles Lichty.




~ Family of Johann 'Friedrich' & Catharina Barbara (Eisenhardt) Gaumer
of Macungie, PA - 6 children ~

~ Family of Jacob and Catarina (Keiser) Gaumer
of Columbia County, PA - 5 children ~

Daniel David and Susnna D. (Ziegler) Gaumer - children David Gaumer, Moses Gaumer.

Lydia Gaumer -

Maria Magdalena Gaumer -

Anna Maria Gaumer - died young.

George and Sarah (Moyer) Gaumer - children Mary Gaumer, Eliza Gaumer; maybe also Joseph Gaumer, Charles Gaumer.

~ Family of Johann Dietrich "Dieter" and Anna Elizabeth (Heinly) Gaumer
of Lehigh & Somerset Counties, PA - 11 children and 47 grandchildren ~

Henry and Catharina Heinly "Kate" (Gaumer) Acker - children Carolina B. Woodring, Matilda Keck, Henry Acker, Jonas Acker, Catherine Anna "Kitty Ann" Acker, Jonathan Acker, Massya ("Messiah?") Acker.

David Gaumer - died young.

Sophia Gaumer - died young.

Samuel and Permelia (Carven) Gaumer - children Caroline Gaumer, Susan Gaumer, James Gaumer, Reuben "Henry" Gaumer, William Gaumer.

Elisabeth Gaumer - died young.

Moses D. Gaumer and wives Elizabeth Salome Guth and Sarah (Laury) Frankenfield - children 1st marriage Evan Daniel Gaumer, Anna Maria Laury, Malinda Beisel, Lissette Gaumer, James Alfred Gaumer, Franklin Lewis Gaumer; stepchildren Matilda Beggs, Franklin J. Frankenfield; 2nd marriage Sarah "Josephine" Jackson, William Henry "Bill" Gaumer, Wallace Moses "Wiley" Gaumer, Roseann Lutz, Emma "Caroline" Boyle.

Solomon Heinly and Hester Maria "Esther" (Rumbel Klotz) Gaumer - children Moses Gaumer, Jonathan Gaumer, Ann "Caroline" Ihrie, Samuel Gaumer, Sarah Ann Wiltrout, Solomon Gaumer, Benjamin Lewis Gaumer.

Nathan and Mary Ann (Keck) Gaumer - children Allen Andrew Gaumer, Willoughby Gaumer, Ellen Hendrickson Brogan, Matilda E. Lucas.

William and Pasida (Correll) Gaumer - children Benjamin Gaumer, Fianna Kistler, Adam Henry Gaumer, Mary Elisabeth Gaumer, Chathette Gaumer.

James and Lydia (Brishe) Gaumer - children Amanda Garmer, Sarah "Catherine" Litweiler, Margaret E.J. Garmer, John Garmer, Clarissa "Clara" Garmer, Benjamin "Franklin" Garmer.

Benjamin Gaumer - died young.


~ Family of Friedrich "Frederick" and Wives Salome "Sallie" (Däsch) & Hannah (Barber) Gaumer
of Macungie, PA - 5 children ~

Charles B. & Lucy Ann (Snyder) Gaumer - children Edward Benjamin Gaumer, Sarah Gaumer, James Aaron Gaumer, Charles Madison Gaumer, Sophia Gaumer, Josephine C. Gaumer

Hannah Gaumer - died in infancy

Susanna Gaumer - died in infancy

Samuel Gaumer - died in infancy

Elias and Sophia (Christman) Gaumer - children Ann "Caroline" Wentzel, Maria Desch

~ Families of Andreas "Andrew" -- Catharina "Catherine" -- Margaretha "Margaret" -- and Johannes Gaumer of Lehigh and Berks Counties, PA ~

Nothing known



~ Family of Johann 'Heinrich' and Anna Margaretha (Meitzler) Gaumer
of Macungie, PA - 8 children ~
~ Family of Heinrich and Catharine (Gaumer) Fögle (Fegely)
of Mertztown, PA - 3 children and 20 grandchildren ~

George and Christina (Fegely) Pilgert - children Willoughby Pilgert, Henry Edwin Pilgert, George M. Pilgert, Reuben F. Pilgert, Rebecca Jacobs.


Heinrich "Henry Harrison" and Lisetta "Lucetta" (Fegely) Fegely - Jacob Fegley, Elias H. Fegely, James Fegely, Charles Fegely, William Balentin Fegle, Ellen Jane Dorney, Hiram R. Fegely, Sarah Reese. George and Maria Anna (Schmick) Fegley - children Levi Fegely, Fiett Fegely, Franklin Fegley,William Fegley, Alfred Fegley, Hannah Phillia Philomela Bilger, George J. Fegely.
~ Family of David and Susanna (Gaumer) Fögle (Fegley)
of Macungie, PA - 6 children and 23 grandchildren ~

Philip and Esther (Gaumer) Kline - children John Kline, Charles Kline, William Kline, Sarah Kline, Peter Kline, Elizabeth Kline, Caroline Kline, Susanna Kline, Eliza Kline.

Jesse and Elizabeth (Baer) Fegley - children Maria Sarah Bortz, Ephraim Fegley, Willoughby Fegley, Caroline Fisher and Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Rothrock, Martha Ann Schlicher.

David and Hannah M. (Gaumer) Dankel - no children

David Fegely Jr. - not married.


Henry E. Dankel - not married.

James and Mary (Bernhard) Fegley - children Sarah Roth, Marietta A. Eck, David "Wilson" Fegely, Amelia Fegely, Martin Penrose Fegley, Clara Colletta Schneck Reider, James O. Fegley, Aquilla DeLong Wolfe

~ Family of Heinrich "Henry" and Susanna (Mory) Gaumer
of Alburtis, PA - 1 child and 9 grandchildren ~
Aaron and Amanda (Schmoyer) Gaumer- children Henry Wilkison Gaumer, Cecilia Gaumer, Catharine S. "Cassa" Schmoyer, Daniel Nathan Gaumer, Victor M. Gaumer, Lewis Oscar Gaumer, Ellen Jane Seifert, Jonas Gaumer, Minnie A. Meyer.    
~ Family of Johan "Peter" and Anna Margaretha (Gaumer) Wetzel
of Red Lion, PA - 4 children and 17 grandchildren ~
Johan "George" and Leah (Conrad) Wetzel - children Peter C. Wetzel, Maria Wetzel, Charles C. Wetzel, Caroline Wetzel, David C. Wetzel, Henry C. Wetzel, Lovina Wetzel, Sarah "Sally" Druckenmiller, Amanda Maria Rothenberger, Catharine "Katie" Wetzel, Levi Wetzel.

Henry and Lydia (Wetzel) Heimbach - no children.

Nathan and Sarah (Wetzel) Heimbach - children Lovina Leibensperger, Sarah Ann Miller, Henry Heimbach, Amanda Heimbach.

Elijah and Marietta (Wetzel) Conrad - sons Daniel Conrad, Charles Conrad, Alfred Wetzel Conrad.
~ Family of Johan "Adam" and Christiana (Wesco) Gaumer
of Macungie, PA - 8 children and 41 grandchildren

Joseph and Mary (Bastian) Gaumer - children Sarah Gore Walbert, Caroline Elemira Snyder, Mary Anna Kern, Amanda Gaumer, John J. Gaumer.

David M. and Liesetha "Lucetta" (Gaumer) Treichler - children Sarah A. Butz, Maria A. "Mary" Treichler, William "James" Treichler, Emeline "Emma" Bittenbender, Lucinda Treichler, David G. Treichler, Caroline Grimley Ellsworth, Samuel Treichler.

Charles and Judith (Gaumer) Wenner - children Charles Edwin Wenner, Anna Maria Koch, Melissa Reichard, Polly Ann C. Kuhns, Elemina Stettler, Allabella Bortz.

Benjamin Charles and Maria (Mensch) Gaumer - children William Gaumer, Henry "Benjamin" Gaumer, Christiana Helfrich, Elvenia H. “Ella” Hopkins, James A. Gaumer, Maria L. “Maryan” Wenner, Hannah R. Gaumer, Laura Elizabeth Seigfried.

Carolina (Gaumer) Fox Schneck - children Sarah Fox, Emaline "Emma" Hoffman, Atillia Elisabeth "Tillia" Gehman, Anna Manah "Annie" Yingling Dougherty, May Fox, John Fox.

Aaron P. and Anna "Maria" (Gaumer) Jacobs - children Clement A. Jacobs, Jennie A. Gross, William H. Jacobs.

Jonas F. and Ettillia C. "Tillie" (Sieger) Gaumer - son William "George" Adam Gaumer.

William and Eliza (Ettinger) Gaumer - children Priscilla Weidner, John A. Gaumer, Clinton Gaumer, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Gaumer, William C.H. Gaumer, Rosa Bella "Aurora" Landenfelt.




~ Family of Johann 'Jacob' and Maria Catharina (Sowash) Gaumer Sr.
of Adamsville, OH - 8 children ~
~ Family of Daniel and Hannah (Baughman) Gaumer Sr.
of Adamsville, OH - 15 children and 71 grandchildren ~

David and Lydia (Gaumer) Shirer Sr. - children Levi Shirer, Thomas Shirer, Elizabeth Plank, George W. Shirer, Peter Shirar, Mary J. Cline, Charles Shirar, Lewis Shirer, Rebecca Ann Shaffer, infant daughter

Samuel Gaumer -

Valentine and Catherine (Gaumer) Shirer Jr. - children James Riley Shirer, Haley Wilson Shirer, Rebecca Leydig, Eunice Crane and Valentine Wills Shirer

William and Sarah (Swigert) Gaumer - children George Washington Gaumer, Elizabeth Ann Gaumer, Mary Ann Gaumer, Charles Harrison Gaumer, Peter Gaumer, Sarah Jane Hewitt, Henry Wilson Gaumer, William Sommers Gaumer, Isaac Newton Gaumer, Francis Marion Gaumer.

Valentine and Hester "Esther" (Gaumer) Shirer Jr. - children Annette Samantha Lacey, Lydia Ellen Bell Kerr, Eliza Jane Vensil, Winifred Agnes Leydig Lydig, Rev. Daniel Gurley Shirer, Saline Shirer, Hannah Leydig, Mary Charlotte Shirer, Greenwell Reasoner Shirer, Catharine Mahala Sutton, Sarah Shirer, Cidna E. "Sidney" Shirer.

Jacob Gaumer -

Gideon Gaumer -

John and Rebecca (Gaumer) Wymer - children Alfred Wymer, Daniel Wymer, Louise J. Wymer, Hester Ann "Esther" Werts, Rebecca Maria Taylor, Alzina Winn.

Daniel and Amelia (Wisecaver) Gaumer Jr. - children Eleanor Ann Werts, Jerome Gaumer, Hannah Iliff.

Lebanon and Nancy (Reynolds) Gaumer - no offspring.

Rev. George and Mary Anna (Kelly) Gaumer - no offspring

Jonathan and Mahala (Barrett) Gaumer - children Thomas Melancthon Gaumer, Charles Newton Gaumer, Hannah Jane Buker, Rachel V. Palmer, John O. Gaumer, Daniel Harvey Gaumer, Martha Gaumer, Mary Dean, Cinda Alice Barr.

Charles and Mahala (Kline) Gaumer - children George Franklin Gaumer, M.E. Gaumer, D.H. Gaumer, T.C. Gaumer.

Jesse and Belilla "Betsy" (Wagoner) Gaumer - children Elizabeth A. Gaumer, George A. Gaumer, Charles H. Gaumer, Sarah C. Gaumer, Mary A. Gaumer, Lydia E. Gaumer, Lovisa Evelyn Sneegas.

Anthony and Catherine M. (Titus) Gaumer - children Henry W.D. Gaumer, Flora J. Gaumer, Mary Josephine Gaumer, Horace G. Gaumer, Lilly May Gaumer.

~ Family of John and Elizabeth (Gaumer) Welker Sr.
of Millwood, OH - 14 children and 71 grandchildren ~

William and Esther (Welker) Simon - possible children Elizabeth Simon and Louisa Simon, a.k.a. Simmons.

Samuel and Sophia (Darling) Welker - children Milan Welker, Claborne Welker, Normanda Welker, Sherman Welker, Nora M. Welker, Wilson "Shannon" Walker, Lybrand Welker, several infants.

Rev. John and Elizabeth (Griffin) Welker Jr. - children Robert G. Welker, Marilla Hammond, Matthew Stewart Welker, Leonidas Bruce Welker, Eliza M. Lawler.

Benjamin and Delilah (Welker) Meredith - children Elizabeth J. Meredith, Margaret M. Tucker, Sarah E. Meredith, Mary S. Meredith, Leander W. Meredith, Lucinda F. Meredith, John S. Meredith

Jonas and Catherine (Welker) Tucker - children Elizabeth Tinker, Barnett Tucker, William Tucker, John Tucker, Wilson Tucker, Mary Frances Tucker, James Tucker, others?

David Welker and wives Margaret Darling/Durbin and Rachel M. (Riley) Morningstar - 1st children Rhoda Workman, Dickson Lemuel Welker, Dora Price, Lilburn Welker, Mary Markley Stephens, Jane Butler, Sarah Welker, Marilla Shaw, Catherine Welker, Wilburn Morgan Welker - 2nd children George Riley Welker, Eda L. Welker, Emma Welker, Charles W. Welker - stepchildren Abraham Morningstar, James Morningstar, Carrie Morningstar, Philander Morningstar.

Daniel and Sabra (Critchfield) Welker - children Shipley Welker, Curtis Welker, Edith F. Lydick, Maria L. Welker, Dillon Welker, Elizabeth Welker.

Nelson and Elizabeth (Wolford) Welker -

Martin and Maria (Armor) Welker -

John W. and Drusilla (Welker) Moffitt - children Dillon W. Moffitt, Edith Parish, Joshua Moffitt, Charles Rollin Moffitt, M.D., Benjamin Y. Moffitt, Robert Bruce Moffitt, John H. Moffitt.

Obadiah and Edith (Welker) Dillon - children Mary A. Dillon, Lucinda F. Dillon, Winfield (or "Stanfield") Dillon, Charles Roland Dillon, Lulu G. Dillon.

Edwin and Rebecca (Engle) Welker -

Dillon and Mary Ellen (Casper) Welker - children Candice Frasthing, Emma K. Lehman.

Jacob and Lucinda S. (Casper) Welker - children Clement B. Welker, Ardell Welker, John Adam Welker.

~ Family of John “Adam” and Maria "Catherine" (Gaumer) Sturtz Sr.
of Somerset County, PA - 9 children and 63 grandchildren ~

Jacob and Lydia (Leydig) Sturtz - son Valentine Sturtz

Adam and Catherine (Sturtz) Sturtz - nothing more known

Rev. John and Susanna (Sturtz) Hoyman - children Catherine Hoyman, Charles Hoyman, Elizabeth Hoyman, George Hoyman, Mary Hoyman, Susanna Hoyman, Henry Hoyman, Matilda Hoyman, Nancy J. Hoyman, Louise E. Hoyman.

Jacob and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Sturtz) Comp Sr. - children Elizabeth Hufferd, Lucinda Geller, Sarah Lepley, John Comp, Solomon Comp, Samuel Comp, Jacob Comp Jr., Adam Andrew Comp, Catherine Ann "Caty" Sarver, Matilda Beltz, Hannah Diehl.

Solomon and Hannah (Sturtz) Comp - children Susan Wisel, Dennis Comp, Hannah Shirey, Elizabeth Kennel, Katherine Korns, Ellen Jane Comp

Solomon "Sollie" and Elizabeth (Troutman) Sturtz - children Jacob Sturtz, Adam C. Sturtz, Margaret Moss, John Sturtz, Catherine Jane "Kate" Moss, Lydia Sheets, Benjamin F. Sturtz, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ellis, Susan Ann Eikenberry.

Samuel and Lydia (Sturtz) Boyer Sr. - children Lydia Boyer, John Boyer, Mary Ellen Shaffer, Samuel Boyer Jr.

Jonathan and Rachel (Sturtz) Emerick Sr. - children Nathan Emerick, Jacob Emerick, Catherine Troutman, Lydia Beal, Emanuel Emerick, Louisa Korns, Christina "Teena" Burkett, Josiah Emerick, Jonathan Emerick Jr., Solomon Emerick, Rebecca Knieriem, Lafayette Emerick, John J. Emerick.

John Adam and Susanna (Troutman) Sturtz Jr. - children Solomon Sturtz, Michael Sturtz, Rebecca Ann Earnest, Sarah C. Sturtz, Adam Sturtz, Mary Ellen Sturtz, Jacob Sturtz, Charles W. Sturtz, Franklin M. "Frank" Sturtz.

~ Family of Sarah "Sally" (Gaumer) Fox Sturtz
of Muskingum County, OH ~
Nothing known
~ Family of Jacob and Elizabeth “Betsy” (Sturtz) Gaumer Jr.
of Adamsville, OH - 12 children and 62 grandchildren ~

Eliza A. Gaumer - nothing known

William and Rachel (Gaumer) Bell - children Elizabeth Sarah Minnick, George Washington Bell, Jacob Israel Bell, Elizabeth C. Bell, John Riley Bell, Jared C. Bell, 2 infants.

John B. and Margaret (Gaumer) Bainter - children Andrew A. Bainter, Adam R. Bainter, Elizabeth Holcomb, Jacob H. Bainter, Charles W. Bainter, John H. Bainter, Rachel C. Bainter and Mary M. Vinsel, Catherine Norwin.

Hannah Gaumer - nothing known.

Abraham and Susannah (Bainter) Gaumer - children Jacob Riley Gaumer, Malinda Sturtz, Henry Gaumer, Mary Delilah Gaumer.


Lyman and Mary (McClanahan) Gaumer - children William H. Gaumer, Mary Elizabeth Browning, Amanda Gaumer, Eliza Jane Gaumer, John L. Gaumer, George "Marion" Gaumer, Charles H. Gaumer, Margaret Browning.

Jacob and Mary A. (Gaumer) Bainter - children Martin Bainter, Elizabeth A. Bainter, Matilda J. McCall, William A. Bainter.

Adam and Nancy (Boies) Gaumer - children Eliza A. James, Henrietta Mapes, Emma Ellen Mapes, William Franklin Gaumer.

Solomon and Catherine (Bainter) Gaumer - children Mary Elizabeth Vensel, Charles N. Gaumer, Samuel Gaumer.

Samuel and Lucina (Bainter) Gaumer - children Amanda Melissa Maxwell Hainline, William Newton Gaumer, Mary E. Gaumer, Peter Alvin Gaumer, Thomas Marion Gaumer, Perninah A. Gaumer, Franklin Samuel Gaumer, Martha J. Gaumer, Emma E. Gaumer, Jesse D. Gaumer.

Solomon Huff and Malinda (Gaumer) Werts - children Susanna Simon, Elizabeth Barcroft, Crawford Werts, Jacob Howard Werts, George R. Werts, John "Calvin" Werts.

Riley and Elizabeth (Zimmer) Gaumer - children William O. Gaumer, Harvey Chalmer Gaumer, Melvin C. Gaumer, Albert Gaumer, infant son.

~ Family of Susanna (Gaumer) Sturtz Baughman
of Adamsville, OH - 11 children and 33 grandchildren ~

Daniel Sturtz - died young.

Charles and Rachel (Bainter) Sturtz - children Elizabeth L. Sturtz, Margaret Sturtz, Adam Claude Sturtz, Susan C. Sturtz, Jacob L. Sturtz, John P. Sturtz, Mary M. Sturtz, Charles N. Sturtz, Rachel A. Sturtz, Josiah Sturtz, Andrew J. Sturts.

Brown and Lucinda (Sturtz) Brelsford, a.k.a. Belford - children D. Brelsford, Joshua Belford, Priscilla Chapman, Brown B. Belford, Lucinda Belford.

Catherine (Sturtz) Horschmann Palmerton - little known.

Susanna Sturtz - died young.

Jacob and Lydia (Sturtz) Knapp - little known.

Adam and Jane (Wiggins) Sturtz - children Sarah M. Sturtz, Calvin Sturtz, John Sturtz, Amanda Scott, Martha Isabella Wiggins, Annis Jemima Waters Buckles, Lydia Loy, Decatur Sturtz, Adam Lawson Sturtz, Ida Susan Smith Buckles.

Andrew Jacob and Mary McClure (Reeser) Sturtz - children Alice Sturts, Marshall Sturts, Emma Sturts, Charles Sturts, Andrew M. Sturts, one unknown, Olive Mansfield (adopted).

Martin Sturtz - died young.

Margaret (Sturtz) Mowry - little known.

Solomon and Margaret (Mowry) Sturtz - little more known.


~ Family of John and Mary Magdalena (Shirer) Gaumer
of Wellersburg, PA & Adamsville, OH - 8 children and 31 grandchildren ~

Chester Thompson and Mary "Jane" (Ransopher) Gaumer - children John Riley Gaumer, Andrew J. Gaumer, Mary Ann Adams, Julia Gaumer, Aaron Gaumer, C.T. Gaumer.

Peter and Mary "Polly" (Gaumer) Herbert - children Chester Herbert, Mary A. Herbert, Martha J. Herbert, Saloma J. Herbert, Laura B. Herbert, William Herbert, Eliza A. Herbert, Jacob R. Herbert, Maggie Ailer, Charles H. Herbert.

Jacob "Riley" and Mary E. (Baker) Gaumer - children Ada May Hosick, Sarah H. Gaumer, Edward C. Gaumer, Charles M. Gaumer, Frances L. Gaumer.

John Adam and Elizabeth (Fuller) Gaumer - children James Ozro Gaumer; William Riley Gaumer, Mary Magdaline Royce, Benjamin Franklin Gaumer, Nancy Jane "Jennie" Shaw, Sarah Elizabeth Ryan, Valentine F. Gaumer, infant son, Harriet Edna "Hattie" Sanders, Jesse Hannah Ries.

Valentine "Val" and Saloma (Gaumer) Zimmer - children unknown.

Elizabeth Gaumer - nothing known.

Hannah Gaumer - nothing known.

Susanna Gaumer - nothing known.

~ Family of William and Mary (Gaumer) Welker of Knox County, OH ~
Nothing known



~ Family of Johann Dietrich and Rebecca
Margaretha (Strunck) Gaumer Jr.
of Lockport, NY - 4 children ~
~ Family of Elizabeth Gaumer ~


~ Nothing known ~
~ Family of Rebecca Gaumer ~


~ Nothing known ~
~ Family of Amos Gaumer ~


~ Nothing known ~
~ Family of Salome Däsch (Gaumer) Knoedler
of Macungie, PA - 7 children and 15 grandchildren ~

Josiah Kneedler - children (?)

Reuben and Juliann (Rau) Knedler - children Caroline Knoedler, George Knoedler, Henry Knoedler, Oliver James Knoedler, Laura Knoedler. Stepdaughter Maria Stahler.

John and Sallie Ann (Muhs) Knedler - children Charles Knedler, James F. Knedler, Angelina Gorr, George Benjamin Knedler.

Moses S. and Mary Anna (Knedler) Gaumer - Eliza Jane Paslay, Charles Edward Gaumer, Elmanda Rebecca "Ella" Thorp, Jeremiah Franklin Gaumer, Milton Herman Gaumer.

Benjamin Franklin Knedler - children (?).

Charles W.H. Knedler - died young.

George F. Knedler - died young.



~ Family of Heinrich 'Henry' and Maria Gertrude (Gaumer) Meitzler of Macungie, PA - 1 child ~
~ Family of Joseph P. and Maria (Meitzler) Rothenberger
of Longswamp, PA - 6 children and 17 grandchildren ~

Joseph S. Rothenberger and wives Elizabeth Ann Gerhart and Elizabeth Ann Arndt - children Emma R. Miller, Allen Winfield Rothenberger, Mary Jane Kleinsmith, Richard M. Rothenberger; Ellen Catharine Diehl, Polly S. Dillinger, two unnamed sons.

Nathan and Levina (Rothenberger) Fegely - children Sobina/Sebilla M. Fagele, Susanna A. Fegele, Rosa A. Fegele, Philip Franklin Fegely, Joseph Alvin Fegely, Caroline Sarah Schubrert, Amanda Adalina Oswald, Manoah A. Fegely, Louisa S. Miller.

David Rothenberger -

Anna "Carolina" Rothenberger - not married.

Adlina Rothenberger - fate unknown.

Jacob J. Rothenberger - fate unknown.



~ Family of Johann 'Adam' and Regina Gaumer of Macungie, PA ~
Johann Adam and Regina did not reproduce.


~ Family of Heinrich 'Henry' and Elisabetha (Gaumer) Schanckweiler of Macungie, PA & Fayette, NY - 5 children ~
~ Family of Thomas and Elizabeth (Schanckweiler) Trexler
of Fayette, Seneca County, NY - 1 child ~
Elizabeth Trexler - little more known.    
~ Family of (?) and Catharina (Schanckweiler) Stout
of Fayette, NY - 1 child ~
Mahlon Stout - little more known.    
~ Family of Thomas and Hannah (Burroughs) Shankweiler
of Waterloo, NY - 1 child and 3 grandchildren ~
Dewitt "Perry" and Mary Jane (Thomas) Shankwiler - children Charles Thomas Shankwiler, Edward P. Shankwiler, Chester L. Shankwiler.    
~ Family of Henry and Mary Ann (?) Shankwiler Jr. (unproven)
of Fayette & Canoga, NY - 10 children and 0 grandchildren ~

Catharine E. Shankwiler - never married.

Henry Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Miller) Shankwiler - no children.

Mary E. Shankwiler - never married.

James A. Shankwiler - nothing known.

Lorinda P. Shankwiler - nothing known.

George W. Shankwiler - nothing known.

Charles E. Shankwiler - nothing known.

Emma C. Shankwiler - nothing known.

William P. Shankwiler - never married.

Elmer E. Shankwiler - never married.

~ Family of James and Elizabeth (?) Shankwiler
of Fayette, NY ~
Maria Shankwiler - nothing known.    



This compilation of Gaumer names and relationships has only been possible through the research, writing and/or gracious sharing of the following individuals: Eber and Marguerite (Lepley) Cockley - Gilbert R. Gaumer - Jeanne Gaumer - Lucie (Burditt) Gaumer - Paul K. Gaumer - Stan Garmer, William "Bill" Gaumer - Jeannie (Beghart) LaCues - Kenneth Moffitt - Eugene F. Podraza - Mary L. Shirer - Garold W. Sneegas - Keith Sturts - Paula (Gaumer) Tooke - Barbara (Moss) Wardsworth - Dr. Phyllis Correa.

Myrtle (Knepper) Weniger's typescript, The Gaumer Family and Allied Lines (Corvallis, OR: 1946), is a seminal work of research. She wrote that "This outline has been compiled from information received from many different sources, too numerous to mention individually." She expressed personal gratitude to Cidna (Gaumer) Barr; Alice Gaumer and E.S. Gaumer of Ohio; Floyd Gaumer of Indiana; Samuel E. Gaumer and Dr. E.C. Saylor of Pennsylvania; and Olive (Korns) Porter of Iowa; as well as Jessica C. Ferguson, genealogical librarian of the State Library of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. In closing, she added that "This fragmentary outline is sent out in the hope that some one with better facilities for research may see it and become interested in completing the record of this fine family." Minerd.com hopes that in some way it has fulfilled the essence of her wish.

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