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Charles Gaumer


Charles Gaumer was born on Oct. 15, 1824 in Salem Township, Muskingum County, the son of Daniel and Hannah (Baughman) Gaumer Sr.

He and his brother Daniel were early settlers of Indiana and Kansas.

Charles married Mahala Kline (1827- ? ), a native of Ohio, on March 22, 1849, when he was age 25 and she 22. They migrated to Indiana before 1851 and settled on a farm in Camden, Monroe Township, Carroll County next to three of his Shirer nephews and their families. 

The Gaumers had four known children -- George Franklin Gaumer, M.E. Gaumer, D.H. Gaumer and T.C. Gaumer. 

Three years before his death, Charles was named in J. Hope Sutor's 1905 book Past and Present of the City of Zanesville and Muskingum County, Ohio.

Charles died in Douglas County, KS on Nov. 3, 1908.


~ Son George Franklin Gaumer ~

Son George Franklin Gaumer (1850-1929) was born in about 1850 in Carroll County.

He obtained a bachelor's degree (1876) and masters degree (1893), both from Kansas University.

George was married and had two sons and a daughter.

He specialized in the study of birds and botany, and collected specimens in Cuba circa 1878 and Yucatan, Mexico from 1878 to 1881. For three years, from 1881 to 1884, he worked in the southwestern United States. At one point, he was named professor of natural sciences at the University of New Mexico, after which time he relocated back to Izamal, Yucatan to work as a physician. In 1917, he published the book Monografia de los Mamiferos de Yucatan. The book The Eponym Dictionary of Birds, by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins and Michael Grayson says that a number of plants and one mammal are named after him.

He died in 1929.


~ Daughter M.E. Gaumer ~

Daughter M.E. Gaumer (1853- ? ) was born in about 1853 in Carroll County.


~ Son D.H. Gaumer ~

Son D.H. Gaumer (1856- ? ) was born in about 1856 in Carroll County.


~ Son T.C. Gaumer ~

Son T.C. Gaumer (1859- ? ) was born in about 1859 in Carroll County.


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We are grateful for records provided by Gilbert R. Gaumer, Paul K. Gaumer, Mary L. Shirer and the National Archives in the preparation of the Daniel Gaumer Sr. family biographies.


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