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Johannes Jacob 'John' Gaumer


Johannes Jacob "John" Gaumer was born on Aug. 3, 1783, in Macungie Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, PA, the son of Johannes "John" and Albertina Christina (Dean) Gaumer.

At the age of four weeks, on Aug. 31, 1783, he was baptized.

Johannes Jacob migrated to southwestern Pennsylvania and established a residence in Southampton Township, Somerset County.

In about 1813, when he would have been age 30, Johannes Jacob married 16-year-old Susannah Leydig (1797-1865), daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Greisner) Leydig of Southampton.

The couple produced these known children -- Daniel Gaumer, Peter Gaumer, Solomon Gaumer, Rachel Shultzman, Jonathan Gaumer, Sarah Wright, Richard Gaumer and Amy "Elizabeth" Hauger.

At some point between 1830 and 1832, they relocated to a new home in Union Township, Knox County, OH.

He died April 30, 1833 -- at the age of 49 -- in Union Township. He is buried in Workman Cemetery in Danville, Knox County. His grave marker still is legible today. [Find-a-Grave]

Susannah outlived her husband by more than three decades. Federal census records for 1860 show her living in the household of her married daughter Amy "Elizabeth" Hauger in Union Township.

She passed into eternity in Knox County on Sept. 12, 1865, at the age of 68. Her remains are said to be in repose in Workman Cemetery in Danville.


Danville, Ohio, in the early 1900s



~ Son Daniel Gaumer ~

Son Daniel Gaumer (1812-1886) was born on Oct. 27, 1812 in Southampton Township, Somerset County.

He married Sarah Ann Parker (June 2, 1827-1900), a native of Hampshire County, VA (today West Virginia).

Their children were Eleanor Ann Gaumer, Lydia E. Gaumer, Rachel Martin, Margaret Nancy Kemp and George Washington Gaumer.

The whereabouts of this family in 1850 are unknown.

By 1852, the Gaumers relocated to Iowa, making a home in Penn, Jefferson County, where they remained for decades. The federal census-taker in 1860 spelled their name "Garmo" or "Garms," and in 1870 the name was spelled by the census official as "Gormour."

The 1880 United States Census lists the family remaining in Penn, with son George and widowed daugher Rachel and her son Isaac under their roof.

Some clues hint that in 1885, Sarah Ann may have been in Fairview, KS.

Daniel died in Jefferson County at the age of 73 on Aug. 9, 1886.

Sarah Ann appears to have moved into Nebraska to live with or near her married daughter Margaret Nancy Kemp. She passed away at the age of 73 on July 17, 1900. Her remains are in eternal repose in Redington, Morrill County, NE. [Find-a-Grave]

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

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

Daughter Rachel Gaumer (1852- ? ) was born in about 1852 in Iowa. Sometime before 1870, she wedded (?) Martin ( ? - ? ). Their only known son was Isaac Martin. Sadly, Rachel became widowed during the decade of the 1870s and moved back into her father's home by 1880 in Penn Township, Jefferson County.

  • Grandson Isaac Martin (1871- ? ) was born in about 1871 in Iowa. He was a boy when his father died and when he and his mother went to live with her parents.


West side of the city park in in Fairfield, Iowa, just south of Penn Township


Daughter Margaret "Nancy" Gaumer (1855-1927) was born in about 1855 in Jefferson County, IA. She made her way as a young woman to Leadville, CO. There, on St. Patrick's Day 1882, she was united in wedlock with Francis Marion "Frank" Kemp (1847-1925). They produced these known offspring -- Harriet Edna Emery, Edward Ogden Kemp, Viola Chantal Ada Shaffer, David Julian Kemp, Marion Glenn Kemp, Jessie Esther Kemp, Hazel Mae Quinn and Hubert Challen Kemp. The Kemps migrated into Nebraska and established a residence in Redington, Morrill County. Francis died in Redington at the age of 77 on June 12, 1925. Margaret passed away at the age of 72 on Aug. 18, 1927. Their remains are interred in Redington Cemetery. [Find-a-Grave]

  • Granddaughter Harriet Edna Kemp (1883-1954) was born in 1883. She married (?) Emery.
  • Grandson Edward Ogden Kemp (1884-1949)
  • Granddaughter Viola Chantal Ada Kemp ( ? - ? ) wedded (?) Shaffer.
  • Grandson David Julian Kemp (1888-1959)
  • Grandson Marion Glenn Kemp ( ? - ? )
  • Granddaughter Jessie Esther Kemp (1893-1977)
  • Granddaughter Hazel Mae Kemp (1895-1980) was bornin 1895. She was joined in marriage with (?) Quinn .
  • Grandson Hubert Challen Kemp (1900-1979)

Son George Washington Gaumer (1857- ? ) was born in about 1857 in Iowa. He grew up on his parents' farm in Penn Township, Jefferson County, IA and labored for them in 1880.


~ Son Peter Gaumer ~

Son Peter Gaumer (1814-1896) was born on Sept. 20, 1814.

On Sept. 7, 1839, when he was age 25, he wedded Susannah "Susan" Hauger (Nov. 30, 1810-1891), also a native of Pennsylvania.

The couple appears to have immediately left for a new life in Ohio, establishing a home in Union Township, Knox County where their eldest daughter was born in 1840. In all, they bore seven known children: Sarah Gaumer, John "Jerome" Gaumer, Jefferson Gaumer, Trusilla Gaumer, Elizabeth Gaumer, Mary Hartman and Alwilda Lepley. They grieved when daughter Trusilla died at the age of about two on Feb. 20, 1849.

The United States Census of Knox County of 1850 lists the family in Union Township -- of 1870 in Harrison Township -- and of 1880 in Butler Township.

Susannah was swept away by the Grim Reaper in Harrison Township at the age of 60 on Oct. 10, 1891.

Peter lived for another nearly five years. At the age of 81, he succumbed in Harrison Township on April 11, 1896.

Their remains are interred in Mount Zion Cemetery in Gambier, Knox County. [Find-a-Grave]

Daughter Sarah Gaumer (1840- ? ) was born in about 1840 in Union Township, Knox County.

Son John "Jerome" Gaumer (1842-1917) was born on June 12, 1842 in Union Township, Knox County. On March 4, 1869, he wedded Caroline Freeman (Aug. 13, 1845-1894), daughter of Catherine (Wolford) Freeman, by the hand of Rev. J.G.L. Jacobs. They were the parents of Clay Freeman Gaumer, Floyd Gaumer, Hattie Dudgeon, Thomas Jefferson Gaumer, Susanna Ross and Lewis E. Gaumer. In 1870, census records show the family living next door to Jerome's parents, with him working as a farmer. Heartbreak cascaded over the family when Caroline passed away on Oct. 14, 1894 at the age of 49. Jerome lived for another 23 years as a widower and dwelled in Butler, Knox County. At the age of 75, having suffered from hardening of the arteries, he died on July 25, 1917. He rests in Mount Zion Cemetery in Gambier.

  • Grandson Clay Gaumer (1870- ? ) was born in 1870 in Harrison Township, Knox County.
  • Grandson Floyd Gaumer (1871-1949) made his home in Howard, Knox County in 1917.
  • Granddaughter Hattie Gaumer (1874-1960) was born in 1874. She married (?) Dudgeon.
  • Grandson Thomas Jefferson Gaumer (1876-1951)
  • Granddaughter SusannaH Gaumer (1878-1958) was born in 1878. She wedded Lemuel W. Ross ( ? - ? ). Among their children were Charles Russell Ross, John Walter Ross, Robert Merle Ross and Rodney J. Ross.
  • Grandson Lewis E. Gaumer (1884-1934)

Son Jefferson Gaumer (1844-1921) was born in about 1844 in Union Township, Knox County. A bachelor at the age of 25 in 1870, he lived with his parents and provided laborer on their Harrison Township farm. He remained in their home at least through 1880. Evidence suggests that he passed away in 1921 with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery in Gambier, Knox County.

Daughter Elizabeth Gaumer (1848-1893) was born on Sept. 5, 1848 in Union Township, Knox County. In 1868, when she was age 19 or 20, she is believed to have married James Oscar McArtor (June 20, 1848-1929), son of Jonathan and Minerva McArtor. Their union produced a daughter Lulu B. "Linza" Horn. They were farmers in Howard, Knox County. Sadly, the marriage ended with her death at the age of 44 on Feb. 6, 1893 in Gambier. James outlived her by some 36 years. He succumbed to bronchial pneumonia on Dec. 7, 1929, at 81 years of age. They rest together in Mount Zion Cemetery. 

  • Granddaughter Lulu B. "Linza" McArtor (1869-1955) was born in 1869. She was joined in marriage with (?) Horn. She died in 1955.

Daughter Mary Gaumer (1850- ? ) was born on Nov. 16, 1850 in Knox County. At the age of 29, in 1880, she was unmarried and resided under her parents' roof in Harrison Township, Knox County. Mary married Lorenza Hartman ( ? - ? ). Circa 1926, her home was in Howard, Knox County. Burdened with acute kidney disease and hardening of the arteries at the age of 75, she died on Aug. 30, 1926. Her nephew Clay Gaumer, of Howard, OH, was the informant for the official Ohio certificate of death. Mary rests beside her bachelor brother Jefferson in Gambier's Mount Zion Cemetery.

Daughter Alwilda Gaumer (1854-1901) was born on May 24, 1854 in Knox County. On April 16, 1874, in nuptials held in Knox County, she was joined in marital union with Samuel Warden "Ward" Lepley (March 9, 1851-1939), son of William and Dencey (Purdy) Lepley. The only known offspring born to this couple was Estella M. Lepley. Alwilda died at the age of 47 on Oct. 27, 1901. Her remains were lowered into rest in Mount Zion Cemetery in Gambier. Ward survived her by 38 years and lived to the ripe age of 88, making his home near Gambier. After suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, he was cut down by the Grim Reaper on Aug. 20, 1939 in Knox County, at the age of 88. He was not buried beside his wife but in fact purchased a separate lot in the center of the burying ground, where he rests today under a red barre granite marker.

  • Granddaughter Estella M. Lepley (1875-1923).


~ Son Solomon Gaumer ~

Son Solomon Gaumer (1816-1868) was born on Aug. 1, 1816 in Southampton Township, Somerset County.

While a young man, he migrated to Ohio and put down roots in Knox County.

At the age of about 27, in nuptials held on July 30, 1843 in Union Township, Knox County, he was joined in holy wedlock with Sarah Hauger (Jan. 31, 1822-1901), also a Pennsylvania native. Justice of the peace John Welker Jr., a distant cousin in the Gaumer family, officiated at the wedding. She never learned to read or write.

There were a dozen children born to this marriage, among them Hulda Ernest, Austin L. Gaumer, Normanda Bingham, Lyman Gaumer, Jerome Gaumer, Susannah Gaumer, Matilda Church, Mary Sophia Utterback, Howard Stewart Gaumer, Emma Gaumer, Grant Gaumer and Denman Gaumer.

The couple is enumerated as farmers on the 1850 and 1860 federal censuses of Union Township, Knox County, OH, with the name misspelled as "Gomer" in 1850.

Solomon died in Union Township on Sept. 5, 1868, at the age of 42, with burial in Workman Cemetery in Danville, Knox County. [Find-a-Grave]

The widowed Sarah was left with nine mouths to feed, ranging in age from 22 to one. Her eldest son Austin remained on the farm at age 22 to generate income, as shown by the 1870 census.

She outlived her spouse by more than three decades. She was cut away by the Grim Reaper on Feb. 13, 1901.

Daughter Hulda Gaumer (1845-1927) was born two days after Christmas 1845 in Union Township, Knox County. In 1870, at the age of 24, she was unmarried and lived at home with her widowed mother. She eventually wedded George Ernest (1855-1929), a native of Millwood, OH. The only known son born to this marriage was Ira C. Ernest. They lived in Cavallo, Coshocton County, OH in 1882. Hulda died at the age of 81, in Coshocton County, on June 19, 1927. She rests in Tiverton Cemetery. George survived another two years and joined her in death in 1929.

  • Grandson Ira C. Ernest (1882-1946) was born on March 12, 1882 in Cavallo, Coshocton County, OH. He married Millie M. ( ? - ? ). Ira earned a living as a draftsman for Cooper Bessemer Company, a company formed with the 1929 merger of C. & G. Cooper Company and Bessemer Gas Engine Company. In the 1940s, they lived at 108 Martinsburg Road in Mount Vernon. Sadly, Ira suffered a heart attack and died on Nov. 27, 1946, at the age of 64.

Son Austin L. Gaumer (1847-1931) was born on March 7, 1847 in Union Township, Knox County. Single at the age of 22, in 1870, he resided with his widowed mother and provided farm labor. He eventually married Samantha Winslow ( ? - ? ), and they continued to farm. This marriage produced a son, William "Thomas" Gaumer. The couple also lost an unnamed infant son on Sept. 20, 1878. At the end, he lived in the village of Brink Haven, Union Township. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy on June 11, 1931 and lingered for eight days until death carried him away on June 19, at the age of 84. Interment was in Tiverton Cemetery. C.H. Gamertshelder of Brink Haven signed the Ohio death certiicate.

  • Grandson William "Thomas" Gaumer (1875-1920) was born on Dec. 7, 1875. He lived near the village of Cavallo, Union Township, Knox County and was married. Said the Mount Vernon Democratic Banner, "He was a leading member of the Tiverton Disciple church, where he attended for years." Sadly, he contracted typhoid fever in October 1920 and died eight days later, at the age of 45, on Oct. 29, 1920. Burial was in Tiverton Center. Della Gaumer of Wintergreen, OH was the death certificate informant.

Daughter Normanda ("Amanda") Gaumer (1850-1924) was born on Feb. 1, 1850 in Millwood, Union Township, Knox County. She was united in matrimony with Lyman O. Bingham (March 15, 1849-1940), son of Ralph and Charlotte (Lyman) Bingham, the mother an emigrant from England. The couple bore two known sons, Burr Clinton Bingham and Harry Lewis Bingham. Sadness blanketed the family when son Burr died at the age of two in 1892. Lyman earned a living as a stone mason. They moved in early 1924 to 832 College Boulevard in Ashland, Ashland County, OH. In January 1924, she suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed on the left side. She lingered for 11-plus months before dying at the age of 74 on Dec. 8, 1924. Her remains were transported back to Knox County to repose in Workman Cemetery. Lyman outlived his wife by 16 years and moved to Toledo. Burdened with senility and hardening of the arteries, he succumbed at the age of 91 on April 25, 1940. [Find-a-Grave]

  • Grandson Harry Lewis Bingham (1877-1945) was born on July 11, 1877 in Brinkhaven, OH. He married (?). For half a century, he made a home in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, OH, with an address in later years of 705 Albemarle Avenue. Harry labored as a rubber worker in the tube room of Goodyear Tire and Rubber. Suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, he was admitted to Akron's Good Convalescent Home. After a stay of 1,642 days, he passed away on Aug. 8, 1945. Mabel Metz of the home signed the death certificate, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Akron.

Daughter Susannah Gaumer (1853-1865) was born in about 1853 in Union Township, Knox County. Death engulfed her at the age of 13 on Aug. 27, 1865. Her remains were lowered into eternal repose in Workman Cemetery in Danville, Knox County.

Daughter Matilda Gaumer (1854-1925) was born on April 18, 1854 in Union Township, Knox County. In 1873, when she would have been age 19, Matilda married Henry "Lewis" Church (June 7, 1847-1927), the son of Abraham and Mary (Kinney) Church. The couple produced these children -- Howard B. Church, Elmer Church, John M. Church, George H. Church, Emma Church and Durfee Church, plus one who died prior to 1900. Circa 1880, they dwelled on a farm in Tiverton Township, Coshocton County, OH, and remained there into the early 1900s. During the decade between 1900 and 1910, they moved to a rented farm in Harrison Township, Knox County. Suffering from heart valve disease at the age of 71, she passed into eternity four days before Christmas 1925. Burial was in Workman Cemetery, and Erma Church of Danville signed the official Ohio certificate of death. Louis survived as a widower for two years. Stricken with incurable bladder cancer and an enlarged prostate, he joined her in death at the age of 80 on June 30, 1927. Dunfee Church of Danville was the informant for the death certificate. [Find-a-Grave]

  • Grandson Howard B. Church (1874- ? ) was born on April 7, 1874 in Tiverson. On Christmas Eve 1901, he was united in marriage with Cora M. Walker ( ? - ? ), daughter of L.G. and Matilda (Cooper) Walker.
  • Grandson Elmer Church (1877- ? ) was born in Nov. 1877. At the age of 23, unmarried in 1900, he worked as a tire maker. Then on April 11, 1903, he was joined in wedlock with Anna Connor ( ? - ? ), daughter of William and Elizabeth (Draper) Connor, in nuptials held in Knox County.
  • Grandson John M. Church (1879- ? ) was born in about 1879.
  • Grandson George H. Church (1880- ? ) was born in about 1880. Circa 1910, still single at age 30, he lived at home and worked as a baker in a bakery in Knox County.
  • Granddaughter Emma Church (1887- ? ) was born in Jan. 1887.
  • Grandson Durfee Church (1894- ? ) was born in March 1894. He grew up as a farmer and worked with his father at the age of 16 in 1910. Circa 1945, his home was in Danville, OH.

Daughter Mary Sophia Gaumer (1856-1932) was born in about 1856 in Millwood, Union Township, Knox County. At the age of 19, in about 1875, she was united in matrimony with John Heflin Utterback (March 2, 1851-1923), son of William Utterback. The only known child born to this union was Charles O. Utterback. They dwelled in Columbus, Franklin County, OH at the address of 72 East Sixth Avenue, where John worked as a laborer. Suffering from arthritis and rheumatism, caused by an accidental fall, John died on May 13, 1923, at the age of 72. Charles Utterback of the residence signed the death certificate. Burial was in Yanker Ridge in Knox County. Mary Sophia lived for another nine years and, suffering from senility, relocated to Water Street in Poland, Mahoning County, OH. She bore chronic gall bladder inflammation for years and then contracted peritonitis and passed into eternity on Feb. 10, 1932. Mrs. F.A. Bradshaw of the home signed the death certificate. Interment was in Tiverton Cemetery in Coshocton County, OH.

  • Grandson Charles O. Utterback (1877-1928) was born on June 30, 1877 in Holmes County, OH. He was twice married. His first bride, in 1896, was Cora M. Bradrick (1875-1955), sometimes misspelled "Clara." Circa 1902, Charles ws employied by Ohio Brass Company. The couple divorced, with Cora filing a claim based on his purported "gross negligence of duty." His second spouse was Helen Grace West (1890-1961), in 1925. Their home was at 201 Chester Street in Mount Vernon, Knox County, where he plied his trade as a barber. Sadly, after only three years into the second marriage, he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and died at the age of 50 on May 21, 1928. Burial was in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.


Bird's-eye view of Millwood, Ohio


Son Howard "Stewart" Gaumer (1858-1938) was born on July 28,1858 in Union Township, Knox County. He was joined in marriage with Angeline "Anna" Parsons ( ? - ? ). They produced these known daughters, Gladys Iva Sells, Carrie Conkle, Sarah Fry and Cora Smith. Stewart labored as a carpenter for many years. The family made a residence for some years in Cavallo, OH before moving to the village of Nellie near Coshocton, OH. In November 1920, he fell from a step-ladder and fractured his wrist, which in turn made news when his physician X-rayed the injury, a major advancement in medical technology at the time. Having borne heart disease, he died at the age of 80 on Nov. 25, 1938, apparently at home in Nellie. Emma Gaumer of Nellie signed the death certificate, and Rev. A.C. Mathias officiated at the burial in Workman Cemetery. The Coshocton Tribune printed an obituary.

  • Granddaughter Gladys Iva Gaumer (1887-1911) was born on Jan. 31, 1887. She wedded Phillip A. Sells ( ? - ? ). The couple did not reproduce. In early life she resided in Cavallo, OH and then, after marriage, relocated to the village of Nellie near Coshocton, OH. They belonged to the Nellie Chapel and Gladys was active with its "Class in the Corser" Sunday School. At intervals during the year in 1911, she complained of heart trouble. Then on Oct. 28, 1911, after grocery shopping at Wheeler's Store and talking with neighbors en route home, she was discovered two hours later dead on the floor of her kitchen. Reported the Mount Vernon Democratic Banner, once he had discovered her body, her husband "summoned Dr. P.M. Moore of Warsaw, who hurried to the home. It was found, however, that the woman was beyond all earthly aid, death having ensued at least an hour before the body was found. Mrs. Swlls had been stirring some peach butter when stricken." Added the Banner, she was "well known and highly respected in the community where she had lived. She was possessed of a kind and generous disposition that won for her friends on every hand."
  • Granddaughter Carrie Gaumer ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). In or before 1905, she married Bryant Conkle ( ? - ? ) and they lived in Cavallo in 1905 and in Danville, OH in 1911. They produced these offspring -- Allen Bryant Conkle, Archie Jefferson Conkle, Monna S. Mowery and Mrs. Robert Bales. Son Archie, a fireman for a gravel company and lived at 64 East Rich Street in Columbus, died at the age of 47 on Oct. 10, 1952. Son Allen, of Mansfield, OH, contracted a perforated ulcer and succumbed at the age of 29 on May 13, 1935. Daughter Monna married Orva Mowery on Dec. 15, 1928, lived in Coshocton and passed away on Feb. 20, 1967. Daughter (?) Conkle wedded Robert Bales and moved to Hayward, CA.
  • Granddaughter Sarah Gaumer ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). Unmarried in 1911, she made a home in Nellie, OH. Sarah is believed to have eloped to Covington, KY in July 1913 to wed Harvey Fry ( ? - ? ) of Nellie. In reporting on the elopement, the Coshocton Daily Times said that Sarah was "a very attractive and highly esteemed young lady" and that Harvey was "well known and popular." The couple returned as man and wife and established a home in Nellie.
  • Granddaughter Cora Gaumer ( ? - ? ) married (?) Smith and lived near Danville in 1938.

Son Lyman Gaumer ( ? - ? ) -- nothing is known except that he died in the month of July and is believed to rest in Workman Cemetery in Danville, Knox County.

Son Jerome Gaumer ( ? - ? ) ( ? - ? ) is said by researcher Carlton Greve to have been a son of this couple.

Daughter Emma Gaumer (1861-1944 was born on March 26, 1861 in Union Township, Knox County. She was about seven years old when her father died. She never married. She became senile in her later years and, when added to heart and kidney disease and bronchial pneumonia, died at the age of 82 on Jan. 2, 1944. Interment was in Workman Cemetery, and Bruce Gaumer of Loudonville was the informant for the Ohio death certificate.

Son Grant Gaumer (1863-1940) was born on Aug. 5, 1863 in Union Township, Knox County. He spent his working career as a farmer. Circa 1938, his home was in Coshocton. Widowed in his mid-70s, he was stricken with cancer of the lower lip and throat in July 1939. The illness was fatal, and he died in Walhanding, OH on May 27, 1940. Bruce Gaumer of Walhanding signed the death certificate. Burial was in Tiverton.


Indian burial mound in Coshocton, Ohio


Son Denman "Denny" Gaumer (1867-1930) was born on April 15, 1867 in Union Township, Knox County. In 1888, at the age of 22, he married Rose Smith ( ? -1924). The copule produced these offspring -- Raymond E. Gaumer, Cora B. Smith, Lloyd E. Gaumer Sr., John "Curtis" Gaumer, Mervyn Gaumer, Clayton Gaumer and Paul S. Gaumer. They dwelled on a farm in Tiverton, Coshocton County and were members of Tiverton Church of Christ. Sadly, Rose was swept away by the Angel of Death on Feb. 27, 1924. Denman contracted pneumonia at the age of 62 and succumbed on Feb. 4, 1930. His remains were placed into eternal rest in Tiverton, and Clayton D. Gaumer of Walhonding, OH provided details for the death certificate. Eight years after his demise, the family held a reunion at the home of his daughter Cora at Tiverton. The event was so successful that it was held again the next year, in early September 1939, also at Cora's residence.

  • Grandson Raymond E. Gaumer (1889-1952) was born in 1889 in Coshocton County. He married Julia E. Warner ( ? - ? ) of Tiverton in March 1911, officiated by Rev. William E. Hunt. The news of the wedding was printed in the Coshocton Morning Tribune. The newlyweds established their home on his farm. They went on to produce a family of children including Marie Sheldon, Clarence Gaumer and Willard Gaumer. Raymond obtained employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad and was a foreman based at its Loudenville and Brinkhaven facilities. They belonged to the Church of Christ at Tiverton Center. He eventually retired from the company after 36 years of service. Following what the Coshocton Tribune called "an extended illness," he died in his daughter's home in Mount Vernon at the age of 63 on Feb. 24, 1952. Interment was in Tiverton, with Rev. Harry W. Lyons of the family church leading the funeral service. At his death, he left behind five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  • Grandson Lloyd E. Gaumer Sr. (1907-1987) was born on June 18, 1907 in Coshocton County. He was united in wedlock with Otie McKee ( ? - ? ). They were the parents of Lloyd E. Gaumer Jr. and Jane Hoffman. In 1934, they moved to Mount Vernon, Knox County and remained there for the balance of his years. He was employed by Continental Can Company, retiring in 1973. His home in retirement was at 26 Hilltop Drive, and he was a member of First Baptist Church. As his health failed, he was admitted in 1985 to Country Court Nursing Home. He passed away on Sept. 22, 1987, at the age of 80. Rev. William O'Hara preached the funeral sermon, with interment in Mount Vrenon Memorial Gardens. The Mansfield News-Journal published an obituary.
  • Granddaughter Cora B. Gaumer (1893-1988) was born on April 13, 1893 in Tiverton Township. At the age of 19, on Dec. 12, 1912, she was married to J. Burgess Smith ( ? -1934). They were the parents of three children, Florence Bumpus and two others who were deceased by 1988. Sadly, Burgess died in 1934. Cora outived her husband and dwelled in in Chesterville, Morrow County, OH. She owned and operated Smith General Store of Tiverton Center. She belonged to the Tiverton Church of Christ and volunteered at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center. At the age of 94, a resident of Morrow Manor Nursing Home in Chesterville, she died on Feb. 23, 1988. R. Leroy Bumpus officiated at the funeral service. She rests for all time in Tiverton Cemetery. The Coshocton Tribune printed an obituary, which stated that her survivors included nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.
  • Grandson John "Curtis" Gaumer ( 1886?-1973) was born in about 1886 in Coshocton. On July 3, 1913, when he was age 27, Curtis married Emma ( ? - ? ). Their union endured for 60 years and five days. They were the parents of Harold Gaumer, Gail Gaumer and William "Billy" Gaumer. At the age of 41, Curtis and the family relocated to North Canton, Stark County, OH. He initially was employed by United Engineering Company in Canton and later labored as a grinder for Natco Company in Greentown. They belonged to the North Canton Church of Christ. Their address in the early 1970s was 110 Foster Street Southeast. With his health in decline, Curtis was admitted to Aultman Hospital in Canton. Even as a patient there, he and Emma marked their 60tth wedding anniversary on July 3, 1973. Sadly, though, he died there five days later at the age of 87 on July 8, 1973. His remains were lowered into repose in Sunset Hills Cemetery in Canton. An obituary appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal, and he was survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Circa 1973, son Harold lived in North Canton, son Gail in Denver, CO and son Billy in Greentown.
  • Grandson Mervyn N. Gaumer ( ? - ? ) married (?). They bore these offspring -- Rosanna Gaumer, Richard Gaumer and Thomas Gaumer. The Gaumers resided in Cleveland in 1938-1966. Then sometime before 1973, he relocated to Hemet, CA.
  • Grandson Clayton Gaumer ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). His childrne were Margaretta Gaumer, Ronald Gaumer and Denmon Gaumer. They lived in Mount Vernon in 1952. He relocated to New Hampshire and dwelled in 1966-1973 in the town of Derry (or "Perry").
  • Grandson Paul S. Gaumer (1905-1966) was born in 1905 in Coshocton County. He was married and the father of Joan Gaumer. He lived in Mount Vernon at 403 North Mulberry Street and worked as a salesman for Bissman Company of Mansfield, OH. He was felled by an acute heart attack and passed away on July 19, 1966. Burial was in Workman Cemetery, with Rev. Joe Pumphrey officiating, and an obituary appearing in the Coshocton Tribune.


~ Daughter Rachel (Gaumer) Shultzman ~

Daughter Rachel Gaumer (1818-1866) was born in 1818 in Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA.

She was joined in wedlock with William Shultzman Sr. (1805-1876), a German immigrant from Darmstadt, Hesse. The groom was 13 years older than the bride, and is said to have been married previously. He brought a son and daughter to his marriage with our Rachel -- Sarah "Louisa" Remington and William Shultzman Jr.

The children born to Rachel and William Sr. were Mary Shultzman, Lewis Shultzman, Amanda Shultzman, Porter Shultzman and Ellen Shultzman.

The family resided in Tiverton, Coshocton County, where William toiled as a farmer. When the 1850 federal census was taken, the widowed William headed a household with children Louisa and William in the home.

By 1860, Rachel and William had married and were together in the same home with their five mixture of offspring.

Rachel reputedly died in 1866 at the age of about 48.

The details of William's fate are not yet known.

Stepdaughter Sarah "Louisa" Shultzman (1837-1909) was born on May 4, 1837 or 1838. Unmarried at the age of 22 in 1860, she lived on a farm with her father and stepmother in Tiverton and performed housekeeping. She was united in holy wedlock with Lyman Remington (Dec. 30, 1832-1910), son of Oliver N. and Sally (Humphry) Remington. Their known children included Lucy Barnes. Their residence in 1909 was near Tiverton, Richland Township, Holmes County, OH. The couple died just a few months apart. Having contracted kidney failure which led to an infection of uremia, she passed into eternity at the age of 70 on Feb. 13, 1909. L.W. Remington of Killbuck, OH signed the certificate of death, and interment was in Union Center, OH. Lyman only survived his wife by 13 months. Tragically, he slipped on some ice in March 1910 and fell, fracturing and dislocating his femur. After three days of suffering, he succumbed at the age of 82 on March 20, 1910.

  • Granddaughter Lucy Remington (1866-1941) was born on July 3, 1866. On April 29, 1888, at the age of 21, she was united in wedlock with John A. Barnes ( ? - ? ). They bore a son, Walter Barnes. Her home was in Richland Township, Holmes County, and they belonged to the Union Grove Christian Church. At the age of 75, she suffered a heart attack at home and died on Nov. 10, 1941. With Rev. Hugh Wayt and Rev. Hubert Smith co-officiating at the funeral, interment was in Union Grove Cemetery. An obituary appeared in the Coshocton Tribune.

Stepson William Shultzman Jr. (1845-1922) was born on Aug. 2 or 7, 1845. As a young man, he joined the Disciples of Christ Church at Tiverton Center and remained a member for the rest of his life. During the Civil War, William enlisted in the Union Army and was assigned to the 186th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company B. The Army spelled his name "Shultsman" which he may have used thereafter. Said the Coshocton Tribune, "he served during the entire period of the war." He returned home after the war's end. In 1868, when he was 22 or 23 years of age, he married Sarah Beall ( ? - ? ). They were longtime farmers and dwelled for more than four decades in Walhonding, New Castle Township, Coshocton County. They were the parents of Edgar E. Shultzman and Charles Oden Shultzman. William secured a military pension in June 1880 as compensation for wartime injuries. [Invalid App. #377.649 - Cert. #368.562] When the Centennial History of Coshocton County, Ohio was published in 1909, William was listed in a roster of local Civil War veterans. Suffering from heart valve and kidney disease, the Grim Reaper carried him away in death on April 14, 1922, at the age of 76. Following funeral services held at his church, the remains were lowered into repose in Walhonding. An obituary in the Tribune said he was survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The widowed Sarah, in providing details of his life for the Ohio death certificate, could not furnish the name of her husband's mother. She then began to receive her husband's pension payments. [Widow App. #1.191.137 - Cert. #918.091] Sarah survived her husband by a decade. She died at the home of her son Edgar in New Castle, OH on June 8, 1932. An obituary was printed in the Tribune.

  • Grandson Edgar E. Shultzman (1869-1959) was born in 1869. At the age of about 24, in 1893, he married 21-year-old Alma Kent (1872-1950). They were the parents of seven: Eva Shultzman, Nellie Lucille Shultzman, Florence Shultzman, William M. Shultzman, Charles L. Shultzman, Bessie M. Shultzman and Annabelle Lee Shultzman. The family lived in Walhonding, OH in 1922 and in New Castle in 1932.
  • Grandson Charles Otis Shultzman (1874-1935) was born in 1874. He wedded Eva Cholmondeley ( ? - ? ). They bore an only daughter, Thelma Rudd, in 1896. The Shultzmans resided in 1922 in Athens, Athens County, OH and in 1932 in Walhonding. Sadly, Charles died in 1935. Eva's fate will be reported here once learned. Their daughter Thelma married Vannis Roma Rudd in 1915. The Rudds produced a daughter, Clelia Margaret Partridge (1916-1995) who married Francis Laverne Partridge in 1937 and had a son, Gary Jan Partridge (1939-2006).

Daughter Mary Shultzman (1855- ? ) was born in about 1855 in Tiverton.

Son Lewis Shultzman (1856-1937) was born on May 1, 1856 in Tiverton, Coshocton County. He wedded Margaret Jane Hunter (Dec. 23, 1851-1930), daughter of James and Lydia (Strouse) Hunter. They earned a living as farmers over the years. After retirement, they dwelled on North Main Street in Orrville, Wayne County. Heartache enveloped the family when Margaret suffered a stroke in late November 1930. She lingered for a few days but succumbed on Dec. 4, 1930, just 19 days before her 79th birthday. The informant for the Ohio death certificate was Mrs. C.E. Snyder of Orville. Circa 1937, the widowed Lewis made a home in Orrville. He died on Feb. 12, 1937, after having suffered a stroke a few days earlier at the age of 80. Mrs. Charles E. Gayda (?) of Orrville was the informant for the official death certificate. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Daughter Amanda Shultzman (1858- ? ) was born in about 1858 in Tiverton.

Son Porter Shultzman (1861-1925) was born on June 18, 1861 in Ohio. He was wed twice. His first spouse was Sarah M. "Sadie" Remington (1862-1884), daughter of John and Almera (Sayles) Remington. The marriage was cleaved apart by death when Sadie was only 22 years old in 1884. Burial was in Remington Pioneer Cemetery in Holmes County, OH. Within a few years, he was united in matrimony with his second bride, Deborah L. Spencer (July 23, 1859-1923) of Millersburg, OH, the daughter of John and Louisa (Sands) Spencer. They bore at three known children, Rodney Garth Shultzman, Walker Irwin Shultzman and Gladys P. Shultzman. Deborah died from the effects of chronic heart disease and dementia on July 16, 1923, just a week before her 64th birthday. Now twice-widowed, Porter only lived for another two years and remained in his home in the Rear of 1423 St. Elmo Street Northeast in Canton. At the age of 63, stricken with liver cancer of a year's duration, he passed away in Canton, Stark County, OH on April 28, 1925. His remains were transported to Wayne County, OH for interment with Deborah in Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. [Find-a-Grave] Walker Shultzman of the home was the informant for the death certificate.

  • Rodney and Edna Shultzman
    Courtesy Carlton Greve
    Grandson Rodney Garth Shultzman (1888-1962) was born on Feb. 2, 1887 or 1888 in Glenmont, Holmes County. As an adult, he was tall and slender, with dark brown hair and grey eyes. On July 10, 1907, at the age of about 19, he married Edna Claire Long (1887-1959), daughter of William and Emma Long of Orrville, OH. This couple produced 11 children -- William Dean Shultzman, Eleanor Ruth Shultzman, Marion Duane Shultzman, Paul Ronald Shultzman, Lamont Hilton Shultzman, Richard Garth Shultzman, Clair Walker Shultzman, James Morris Shultzman, Don Mark Shultzman, Catherine Elaine Shultzman and Jean Eloise Shultzman. Circa 1917, he worked as an agent for Standard Oil Company at its facility in Shreve, OH. During World War II, they lived at 253 East Henry Street in Wooster, Wayne County, OH, with Rodney now employed by Fred M. Perkins. Sadly, Edna died on July 24, 1959. Rodney outlived her by three years and succumbed in 1962. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.

Great-grandson William Dean Shultzman (1907-1938) was born on Oct. 17, 1907 in Barberton, Summit County, OH. He never married. As an adult, he made a residence in Green Township, Wayne County, OH, and worked as a laborer. Burdened with heart valve disease and asthma, William passed into eternity at the age of 30 on Jan. 19, 1938. His remains were lowered into eternal repose in Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.

Great-granddaughter Eleanor Ruth Shultzman

Great-grandson Marion Duane Shultzman

Great-grandson Paul Ronald Shultzman

Great-grandson Lamont Hilton Shultzman (1905-1985) was born on July 27, 1905. He wedded Katherine L. (Feb. 17, 1915-1996). He died on July 28, 1985, a day before his 80th bithday, with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, Wayne County.

Great-grandson Richard Garth Shultzman

Great-grandson Clair Walker Shultzman

Great-grandson James Morris Shultzman

Great-grandson Don Mark Shultzman

Great-granddaughter Catherine Elaine Shultzman

Great-granddaughter Jean "Eloise" Shultzman (1928-2004) was born on Aug. 11, 1928. She married (?) Sauers ( ? - ? ). She died n Feb. 2, 2004.

  • Grandson Walker Irwin Shultzman (1890-1956) was born on May 9, 1890 in Millersburg, OH. He passed away in Crawford, OH on June 7, 1956.
  • Granddaughter Gladys P. Shultzman (1892-1985) was born on April 9, 1892 in Holmes County, OH. She succumbed in Massillon Community Hospital in Stark County, OH on Dec. 18, 1985.

Daughter Ellen Shultzman ( ? - ? ) was born in (?).


~ Son Jonathan Gaumer ~

Son Jonathan Gaumer (1827- ? ) was born in April 1827 in Southampton, Somerset County, PA. He was but a boy of five when his father died.

He reputedly married Sarah Ann Munger ( ? - ? ).

This couple has not yet been located in the 1850 federal census. More will be added here when learned.


~ Daughter Sarah (Gaumer) Wright ~

Daughter Sarah Gaumer (1828- ? ) was born in November 1828 in Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA.

She is said to have wedded William Wright ( ? - ? ).

Nothing more about her life is known.


~ Son Richard Gaumer ~

Son Richard Gaumer (1830-1848) was born on Aug. 6, 1830 in Southampton Township, Somerset County.

He did not reach adulthood and died at age 18 in 1848.


~ Daughter Amy "Elizabeth" (Gaumer) Hauger ~

Daughter Amy "Elizabeth" Gaumer (1832- ? ) was born in July 1832 in Union Township, Knox County.

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 (1852- ? ) was born in about 1852 in Knox County.

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

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 (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 ( ? - ? ) 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 (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 (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]

  • Grandson 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.
  • Granddaughter 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.

Great-grandson Oscar Henriksen (1916- ? ) was born in about 1916.

Great-grandson Paul Henriksen (1920- ? ) was born in about 1920.

Great-grandson Arthur Henriksen Jr. (1929- ? ) was born in about 1929 in Cleveland.

  • Granddaughter 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.

Great-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.

Great-grandson Charles Stringfellow lived in Mansfield, OH in 1984.

Great-grandson Glenn Earl Stringfellow (1930-1997) resided in 1984 in Mansfield, OH.

Great-grandson James Stringfellow relocated to Las Vegas.

Great-granddaughter Mary Stringfellow married (?) Ballinger. She made a home in 1984 in Port Angeles, WA.

Great-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.

Great-granddaughter Patricia Stringfellow ( ? -1947) died in 1947.

  • Grandson 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.
  • Granddaughter Ruth Hauger (1908- ? ) was born in about 1908.

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


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Carlton Greve graciously has furnished substantial material for this biography.