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Johann 'Friedrich' Gaumer


Johann "Friedrich" Gaumer 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. His middle name, which he used as his primary name, often was Americanized to "Frederick."

He and his twin Johannes "John" Gaumer were baptized on Nov. 4, 1750 in Macungie.

On Dec. 3, 1771, when he was 21 years of age, Friedrich married 24-year-old Catharina Barbara Eisenhardt (1747-1810), an immigrant from Deckenphronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. He was three years younger than his wife. 

The Gaumers produced these known children – Jacob Gaumer, Johann Dietrich "Dieter" Gaumer, Friedrich "Frederick" Gaumer, Andreas "Andrew" Gaumer, Catharina "Catherine" Gaumer and Margaretha "Margaret" Gaumer.

According to Myrtle Knepper Weniger’s The Gaumer Family and Allied Lines, Friedrich was a Revolutionary War veteran. They resided in Macungie Township.

Sadly, Catharina passed away in Macungie in 1810.

Johann survived his wife by five years. He died in Macungie on Sept. 2, 1815. Burial was in the Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. [Find-a-Grave]


~ Son Andreas "Andrew" Gaumer ~

Son Andreas "Andrew" Gaumer (1781-1790) was born on June 24, 1781 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County. 

He did not survive childhood. At the age of nine, Andreas died in Macungie in 1790. 

More about his short life will be added here when discovered.


~ Daughter Catherina "Catherine" Gaumer ~

Daughter Catherina "Catherine" Gaumer (1783-1846) was born on June 19, 1783 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA and may have been named for a younger sister born seven years earlier and apparently died in childhood. 

Catharina died on Sept. 15, 1846 in Longswamp Township, Berks County, PA.


~ Daughter Margaretha "Margaret" Gaumer ~

Daughter Margaretha "Margaret" Gaumer (1786-1844) was born on Dec. 3, 1786 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County. 

She passed into eternity at the age of 57 on March 12, 1844 in Macungie.


~ Son Johannes Gaumer ~

Son Johannes Gaumer (1799- ? ) was born on Dec. 16, 1799 in Lehigh County, PA.

Nothing more about his life is known.


Copyright © 2000, 2015, 2016, 2018 Mark A. Miner

Many thanks to Paula (Gaumer) Tooke for so graciously sharing her research discoveries for this biography.