Although we have the portrait of his wife, there are no pictures of John Gaumer. This is a picture of his 3 sons.
John Gaumer was the 7th of 8 children of Johann "Jacob" Gaumer and Maria Catharine Sowash.
In 1809 he joined family who had already gone to OH. He then served in the War of 1812 and remained in PA until 1824 when he went to OH with his wife and 1st child.
He was married to Mary Magdalena Shirer in 1823 in Somerset Co, PA. They had 8 children: Saloma Gaumer[married Valentine Zimmer], Elizabeth Gaumer[married Alfred Sloan], Chester Thompson Gaumer[married Jane Ransopher], Suzanna Catharine Gaumer[married Conrad Herbert], John Adam Gaumer[married Elizabeth Fuller and Sarah Eliza Cone and also had a son with Hannah Ransopher, sister of Jane Ransopher], Hannah Gaumer[married John Bradford], Mary Gaumer[married Peter Herbert] and Jacob Riley Gaumer[married Mary Elizabeth Baker].
He was a farmer and stone mason. He liked to play the violin & hunt deer. Nationality: PA German, Religion: Evangelical German Lutheran, Politics: Democrat.
Military - War of 1812
Mary Magdalena Shirer Gaumer