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Elizabeth Dorothea Baumann Hoyer
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1816
Hildburghausener Landkreis
Thüringen, Germany
Death: Mar. 6, 1886
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

December 11, 1816: Elizabeth Baumann, born "Elisabetha Dorothea Baumann" at 5:00 a.m., was the first child of castle church corn-miller Johann Theodor Baumann and the sixth child of Johanna Elisabetha Kolck (having five from a previous marriage to Johann Jacob Hopf) according to Schleusingen church records (book 614-1816, birth #102).

December 15, 1816: baptised in the Evangelische Kirche Schleusingen where her parents were married June 17, 1816, according to her birth registration.

February 15, 1846: married "Johann Gottlieb Hoyer", presumed father of her two daughters, Amanda and Pauline, but not registered as such in Schleusingen church records where both out-of-wedlock births and marriage are recorded. Gottlieb was age 15, she 21 at the birth of their first child. Gottlieb subsequently emmigrated to the United States in 1840 (age 17, four months before the birth of his second child) but returned presumably to marry Elizabeth - coincidentally (or intentionally) just two months after the death of her mother, her father having died in 1842.

November 21, 1846: Elizabeth immigrated to the US via Philadelphia and arrived on this date with her husband, Gottlieb, (but without their daughters) aboard the ship "Louise Marie".

November 9, 1849: Gottlieb became a U.S. citizen in Savannah, GA and applied for a passport there in the following year. Thwarted, he and Elizabeth returned to New York City.

July 8, 1851: Gottlieb again applied for a passport in New York City for their assumed return to Prussia to gather their children.

October 21, 1853: only Elizabeth [Baumann] Hoyer and two daughters (without Gottlieb) are listed arriving again in Philadelphia aboard the same ship as in 1846, "Louise Marie". Ages 14 and 12, this was by all indications only the second time her daughters had seen their father - the first being the period of his return to marry their mother and her subsequent emmigration (1846) while they stayed behind in Schleusingen.

Before June 14,1859: purchsed Woodland Cemetery plot (Sect. B, Lot 4). Date is first burial in lot where she is listed as deed holder.

June 26, 1861 - December 8, 1864: Gottlieb Hoyer served in the Civil War, primarily as a bugler.

Between March 5, 1867 (date of Gottlieb's will, Newark) - July 4, 1868 (date both listed in the Omaha City Directory): Elizabeth and Gottlieb moved from Newark, NJ to Omaha, NE.

June 18, 1870: in the U.S. Federal Census, Omaha, both are working as musicians.

August 31, 1875: her husband, Gottlieb Hoyer, died in Omaha.

September 2, 1875: funeral and burial as per obituary of the same day, "Died: HOYER - This 31st day of August, Gottlieb Hoyer, aged 53 years. The funeral will take place on September 2d, at 2 p.m., from the residence on Jones, between Seventh and Eighth Streets. Friends of the family are invited to attend"; obituary published in the "Omaha Bee".

After September 2, 1875: Elizabeth, who seems never to have applied for a Civil War veteran widow's pension, returned to Newark where Gottlieb's will eventually moved through probate on February 26, 1881. The unusually long period between death and probate suggests Elizabeth may not have returned to Newark right away, but she does not appear in the Omaha City Directory after 1876.

March 6, 1886: died in Newark, Essex Co., NJ.

Family links: 
  Johann Theodor Baumann (1789 - 1842)
  Johanna Elisabetha Kolck Baumann (1775 - 1843)
  Gottlieb Hoyer (1822 - 1875)
  Amanda Baumann Hoyer Koether (1838 - 1903)*
  Pauline Hoyer Bross (1841 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
Ironically, no extant gravestone (nor ever known to have existed) and no grave number, although she is identified on the plot card as one of 18 burials in Lot 4B and one of the earliest deed holders in Woodland Cemetery (purchased before 6/14/1859).
Woodland Cemetery
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Sect. B, Lot 4; original plot deed holder
Created by: pkarchs
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63915825
Elizabeth Dorothea <i>Baumann</i> Hoyer
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