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, at the age of eight months. His sponsors were his grandparents, Friedrich and Eva Maria (Weber) Meinert Sr.
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 and the daughter of Andrew and Eliza Eisenhardt. 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. At the age of about six weeks, he was baptized on Aug. 5, 1781, and his sponsors were Andrew and Eliza Eisenhard.
He did not survive childhood. When he was nine years old, 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.
Catherine was baptized on Aug. 5, 1783, with her aunt Gertraud Gaumer and Georg Heini serving as sponsors.
Evidence suggests that she may have been the same "Catharina Gaumer" known to have been joined in matrimony on Nov. 9, 1806 with Peter Wurtz ( ? - ? ). If true, she would have been age 23 at the time. A record of this union is published in the book Register of Marriages and Burials Between the Years 1790 and 1810 (Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1912).
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. When she was four months of age, she was baptized, with Heinrich Fegli and his wife serving as sponsors, believed to be her cousins, Heinrich and Catharine (Gaumer) Fegely.
Research is underway to determine if she may have been the same "Margretha Gaumer" known to have wedded Peter Hoyn ( ? - ? ) on June 23, 1805. If so, she would have been age 18 or 19 at the time. A record of this union is published in the book Register of Marriages and Burials Between the Years 1790 and 1810 (Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1912).
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.