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Bill Gaumer (#48118403)
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aylaeh
Jonathan/Mahala Gaumer
I was wondering if I can use your photos of them on my family tree?
Added by aylaeh on Jul 14, 2014 12:42 PM
DrDX
RE: Jonathan Gaumer
Bill,

I have the records from New Hope Lutheran Church from 1811-1885. In it is recorded the Baptism of Thomas Melancthon Gaumer, born 2 Feb 1848 and Baptized 28 Aug 1853. He was sponsored by his parents.

Also two biographies both don in his lifetime name him as THomas Melancthon Gaumer. You can find both of these online.

The first "A memorial of the one hundredth anniversary of the marriage of Philip Schoff and Elizabeth Ramsay, April 10 1794" by their grandaughter Eloise (Walker) Wilder. (1922). I think it is where Gil
originally got his information. You can now find the book at:

http://books.google.com/books?id=AR9PAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA116&lpg=PA116&dq=thomas+melancthon+gaumer&source=bl&ots=8YbCBH7vRi&sig=TiwqGKQ3f1djjzy5rl4djXid8Js&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GjeKUYuAB6-xygHc5oDwAQ&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=thomas%20melancthon%20gaumer&f=false

It also has a picture of his wife Elizabeth Margaret Cone Gaumer.

Second, the History of Champaign Co., OH has a bio of him with that name.

http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/evan-p-middleton/history-of-champaign-county-ohio-its-people-industries-and-institutions-volu-ddi/page-104-history-of-champaign-county-ohio-its-people-industries-and-institutions-volu-ddi.shtml

The name Melancthon is of importance to many Lutherans. He was a friend and collaborator of Martin Luther and since the Gaumers were a devout Lutheran family, I can understand why he was given this name.

These sources, especially the baptism record should be enough to ensure the name is correct.
Added by DrDX on May 08, 2013 6:58 AM
DrDX
RE: Jonathan Gaumer
Bill, now that I am fully awake and have a little time digesting the bit about Mary dying in infancy, I looked at Martha's gravestone and buried with her is Mary G. Dean, 1861-1954. I couldn't find her in the Ohio Death index and she died one year beyond the Ohio Death Certificate database but I found a marriage record for Mary Gaumer and Joseph N. Dean (Also recorded as Frank N. Dean) on 7 Jun 1888 in Muskingum. I am betting this is Mary and the G on her gravestone is for Gaumer. Why else would she be buried with Martha on a marker with the Gaumer name on it? She was in the 1870 and 1880 census so did not die in infancy as family lore suggests.
Added by DrDX on May 07, 2013 8:26 AM
DrDX
RE: Jonathan Gaumer
Bill, Now that I am awake, I realized you can only add the link to the parents and not to the children and I do not maintain any of the children's memorials with the exception of John Oliver Gaumer so you will have to contact the other people who maintain those memorials to get the links to Jonathan and Mahala added. I will list the children in the bio section but I can't add links.
Added by DrDX on May 07, 2013 6:01 AM
DrDX
RE: Jonathan Gaumer
Thanks Bill. I have all that information for Joseph's family including the middle name Melancthon for Dr. Tom. I have a number of Find a Grave Memorials that I have been meaning to update that I inherited from someone else who had no relation to them including the Gaumers but other research has put it off for a while. Part of the update was to add the links to other family members. I can get this updated for you in the next few days.

I actually got the name Melancthon from Gil Gaumer who has done extraordinary work on the family so I respect him as a source and will keep the name listed. I don't know if you have ever visited my Shirer Database online but the Gaumers are well represented. I don't follow all the descendents except those that connected to the Shirers, Werts or Adams but the ancestry is documented and many of the families are included due to their being part of the NE Muskingum Co. history.

Thanks again for the reminder. If you need anything else just let me know!
Added by DrDX on May 07, 2013 5:18 AM
 

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