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Johannes 'John' Gaumer Sr.


Johannes "John" Gaumer Sr. was born on March 12, 1750, in Macungie Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, PA, a twin son of Johann Dietrich and Maria "Elizabeth" (Meinert) Gaumer Sr.  According to Myrtle Knepper Weniger’s The Gaumer Family and Allied Lines, he was a Revolutionary War veteran.

In about 1778, Johannes married Albertina Christina Dean ( ? - ? ).

They had 10 children – Johann Richard Gaumer, John Dietrich "Dieder" Gaumer, Johannes Jacob Gaumer, Johann Henry Gaumer, Johann Adam Gaumer, Elizabeth Allen, Charles Gaumer and three unidentified daughters.

They lived in Macungie Township; Oldtown, Allegany County, MD; Londonderry Township, Bedford County, PA; and Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA.

Johannes Sr. died in 1799 in Southampton Township.

Albertina’s fate is unknown.

It is also not known what became of some of their sons.


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