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 Johann Jacob Gaumer, Sr

Johann Jacob Gaumer, Sr

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Death 5 May 1820 (aged 64)
Burial Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 13722739 · View Source
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Son of Johann Dietrich Gaumer and Maria Elizabetha Meinert.

The Adamsville Register, Adamsville, Ohio Wednesday 18 May 1927MONUMENT ERECTEDAt the Grave of a RevolutionarySoldier, Jacob Gaumer InNew Hope CemeteryC. N. Gaumer of Zanesville has placed a monument over the grave of his great grandfather Jacob Gaumer, Sr. in New Hope Cemetery. This grave was originally marked by a sandstone slab from which the inscription was worn off by the weather many years ago and later the headstone was broken down. Jacob Gaumer, Sr. was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was a drum major in General Washington's army. He participated in the battle of Yorktown, Virginia and the surrender of General Cornwallis and his army which ended the war of the American Revolution. In 1806 Jacob Gaumer, Sr. and his family emigrated from Pennsylvania to the then new state of Ohio and settled on a piece of land near the present site of the village of Gilbert, later locating on the well known Gaumer farm adjoining New Hope Cemetery, where he died in 1820. He sold to the New Hope Church two acres of cemetery ground for the price of four dollars. His wife Catharina is buried in the adjoining grave and is said to be the first person buried in the cemetery. Jacob Gaumer was one of the founders of New Hope Church which was organized in 1811. There are three other Revolutionary soldiers buried in New Hope Cemetery - Abner Wade, Jacob Bainter and Abraham Shroyer. The daughters of the American Revolution are now in charge of the locating and marking of the graves of the Revolutionary soldiers throughout the country and they have provided markers for the graves in New Hope Cemetery, but the graves of Bainter and Shroyer have not been yet located. If any relatives of these two men can furnish the necessary information to H. N. Slater superintendent of the cemetery, the markers will be placed where they belong. The Jacob Gaumer monument was erected last week by McGee & Watson of 25 North Sixth Street, Zanesville. Mr. C. N. Gaumer wanted something better than the government markers hence the monument has been erected.
- Tricia & Spencer Lewis
Added: 7/22/2007






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  • Created by: Jeanne Gaumer
  • Added: 24 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13722739
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann Jacob Gaumer, Sr (15 Apr 1756–5 May 1820), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13722739, citing New Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jeanne Gaumer (contributor 46831932) .