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Franz Joseph Baumann

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Franz Joseph Baumann

Birth
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death
19 Oct 1912 (aged 60)
Childress, Childress County, Texas, USA
Burial
Childress, Childress County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 34.4326935, Longitude: -100.1964569
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Gospel preacher listed in The Preachers of Ligon's Portraiture.

Died in Childress, TX. Another Great and Good Man Gone -- On October 20, 1912, I was called to Childress, Texas, to attend the funeral of Brother Joseph Baumann. He was one of the most God-loving and self-sacrificing men that it was ever my privilege to know. In many respects he was one of the greatest men in the brotherhood. He was the first man that I took the confession from in the State of Texas, twenty-six years ago. At that time I could not understand half that he said. He was a German Catholic, thirty years old. Since that time he learned the English language and made himself a preacher of the gospel second to none in the State. He did as much good for the cause of Christ for the last fifteen years as any man in the State or the United States, and he did it all at his own expense. Besides the good done in Texas, he went as a missionary to Germany and preached the gospel to his own people. He also preached some in Colorado and North Mississippi. He not only did all of this grand work at his own expense, but was as liberal as any man to help others with his means. During all of' those years of faithful labor for the Lord he was surrounded by very trying circumstances, but bore it all without a murmur. When he came to die, it was his lot to have to die by inches. His death was expected daily for months before it came, but never did he murmur or complain, but admonished brethren and sisters who came daily to see him to serve the Lord with full purpose of heart. When I think over Brother Baumann's life and see how much good he did in such a short time and under such hard circumstances, I feel like I have done but little in this life. May God help all of us who knew him to follow his noble example. --- E. H. Rogers, Firm Foundation, 12 November 1912, Gospel Advocate, 5 December 1912, 1320-21.

Info from Terry Gardner's The Preachers of Ligon's Portraiture - Ligon's Portraiture: Joseph Baumann was born in 1856 in Osterburken, Germany and died Oct. 19, 1912 in Childress, TX which was his last residence. He was taught and baptized by E. H. Rogers in 1886 at age 30. His obituary appeared in the Gospel Advocate in 1912, page 1320 and 1913, page 31. His 1906-07 address was Gunter, TX. He came to the United States in 1873. He is pictured in Ligon's Portraiture at row 8 and column 19.

He is listed in Gospel Preachers Who Blazed the Trail by Mrs. C. R. Nichol as follows:

JOSEPH BAUMANN was born in Osterburken. Baden, Germany. Rather than be a soldier he left his native land in 1873 and came to Texas in 1878. He has worked on the farms in Nebraska, Iowa and Texas. He obeyed the Gospel in meeting conducted by A. Alsup and E. H. Rogers. After some time brethren insisted that he should preach the Gospel. To prepare himself for a wider field of usefulness he entered the Nashville Bible School, where he was three years under Brother J. A. Harding and three years under Brother D. Lipscomb. While in Nashville he often preached to the prisoners in the jail. He has promised himself and his teachers that he will scatter the seed of the Kingdom of Christ as far as he can, and quite active has he been in the work: he has preached in Tennessee, Kentucky, on the Atlantic Ocean, Germany, Mississippi. Oklahoma, New Mexico. Colorado and Texas; in jails, beer halls, tents, lumber camps and on steamships, He is never more delighted than when in the work, active all the time. He will find a place to preach if the brethren do not call him. With the love of God in his heart and the desire for the salvation of his fellows he will ever be found working for the Master.
Gospel preacher listed in The Preachers of Ligon's Portraiture.

Died in Childress, TX. Another Great and Good Man Gone -- On October 20, 1912, I was called to Childress, Texas, to attend the funeral of Brother Joseph Baumann. He was one of the most God-loving and self-sacrificing men that it was ever my privilege to know. In many respects he was one of the greatest men in the brotherhood. He was the first man that I took the confession from in the State of Texas, twenty-six years ago. At that time I could not understand half that he said. He was a German Catholic, thirty years old. Since that time he learned the English language and made himself a preacher of the gospel second to none in the State. He did as much good for the cause of Christ for the last fifteen years as any man in the State or the United States, and he did it all at his own expense. Besides the good done in Texas, he went as a missionary to Germany and preached the gospel to his own people. He also preached some in Colorado and North Mississippi. He not only did all of this grand work at his own expense, but was as liberal as any man to help others with his means. During all of' those years of faithful labor for the Lord he was surrounded by very trying circumstances, but bore it all without a murmur. When he came to die, it was his lot to have to die by inches. His death was expected daily for months before it came, but never did he murmur or complain, but admonished brethren and sisters who came daily to see him to serve the Lord with full purpose of heart. When I think over Brother Baumann's life and see how much good he did in such a short time and under such hard circumstances, I feel like I have done but little in this life. May God help all of us who knew him to follow his noble example. --- E. H. Rogers, Firm Foundation, 12 November 1912, Gospel Advocate, 5 December 1912, 1320-21.

Info from Terry Gardner's The Preachers of Ligon's Portraiture - Ligon's Portraiture: Joseph Baumann was born in 1856 in Osterburken, Germany and died Oct. 19, 1912 in Childress, TX which was his last residence. He was taught and baptized by E. H. Rogers in 1886 at age 30. His obituary appeared in the Gospel Advocate in 1912, page 1320 and 1913, page 31. His 1906-07 address was Gunter, TX. He came to the United States in 1873. He is pictured in Ligon's Portraiture at row 8 and column 19.

He is listed in Gospel Preachers Who Blazed the Trail by Mrs. C. R. Nichol as follows:

JOSEPH BAUMANN was born in Osterburken. Baden, Germany. Rather than be a soldier he left his native land in 1873 and came to Texas in 1878. He has worked on the farms in Nebraska, Iowa and Texas. He obeyed the Gospel in meeting conducted by A. Alsup and E. H. Rogers. After some time brethren insisted that he should preach the Gospel. To prepare himself for a wider field of usefulness he entered the Nashville Bible School, where he was three years under Brother J. A. Harding and three years under Brother D. Lipscomb. While in Nashville he often preached to the prisoners in the jail. He has promised himself and his teachers that he will scatter the seed of the Kingdom of Christ as far as he can, and quite active has he been in the work: he has preached in Tennessee, Kentucky, on the Atlantic Ocean, Germany, Mississippi. Oklahoma, New Mexico. Colorado and Texas; in jails, beer halls, tents, lumber camps and on steamships, He is never more delighted than when in the work, active all the time. He will find a place to preach if the brethren do not call him. With the love of God in his heart and the desire for the salvation of his fellows he will ever be found working for the Master.

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Franz Joseph
Baumann
Born
August 8, 1852
Died
October 20, 1912
BAUMANN



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