Anna Mary “Annie” <I>Stewart</I> Gaumer


Anna Mary “Annie” Stewart Gaumer

Ohio, USA
Death 7 Sep 1920 (aged 71)
Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Burial Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Plot Old.P.185
Memorial ID 70716379 View Source

Wife of Solomon G Gaumer, married Oct. 5, 1871 according to a Gaumer family tree on

Most of the sources found have "Mary" for the middle name; it can be found as "May" in some other sources, however. Will use "Mary" for this memorial with that caution.
"Fairfield Ledger", Sept. 8, 1920, Pg. 5, Col. 3

Anna Mary STEWART was born Mar. 13, 1849, in Ohio; Oct. 5, 1871, married Solomon G. GAUMER. Ten children; one died in infancy; Jessie died at age two; and Archie W., who died July 21, 1920. Survived by husband, a brother, John B. STEWART; seven children: Dr. J. S. GAUMER and Bessie P. of Fairfield; J. E. GAUMER of Denver. Col.; Dr. R. H. GAUMER of Galesburg, Ill.; Mrs. Ernest BRENNEMAN of Brookland, Iowa; Chas. C. of Moline, Ill.; and Hugh D. of Chariton. Methodist.

Note: The following is adapted in part from a profile of Anna "Annie" May Stewart's brother John B Stewart, who were the only two surviving adult children of their parents. It is presented below as written for her brother John, to the point where mention is made of the listing of his sister as "wife of S. G. Gaumer", meaning Solomon G Gaumer.

It is presented to give perspective of her family lineage and the death of her father, who cannot be accounted for with a memorial due to the nature of his death:

"Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa, Printed 1890 by Lake City Publishing Co., Chicago, Pages 591-592

John B. STEWART, a farmer and stock-raiser of Buchanan Township, Jefferson County, residing on section 14, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, Aug. 21, 1845. The father of our subject, James STEWART, was a native of the Green Isle of Erin, but when a lad of sixteen years he bade good-by to the home of his childhood, crossed the broad Atlantic, and began life in the New World. He made a location in Ohio, where he married Miss BARTON, who was also a native of Ireland, born Feb. 11, 1814, and when six years of age accompanied her parents to the Buckeye State. Both families, unlike many of their nationality, were Protestants. The father of our subject was a cabinet-maker by trade, but during his residence in Iowa devoted his time and attention to agricultural pursuits. About 1845 he came to Jefferson County and entered one hundred and sixty acres of timber land in Cedar Township, after which he returned to Ohio for his family. Some two years later he made a location in this community and, after renting for a year, bought two hundred and thirty-four acres of land, now the southern portion of the Manatrey farm. About 1848 he started to a mill which was situated on the opposite bank of Skunk River. On arriving at the stream he tied his team and took his grist across in a skiff. Everything went well so far, but on his return to the wagon he found that one of the butt chains was gone, and returned to the other bank to get one. Once more he started home, but his family never saw him again. The skiff was afterwards found below the dam with his whip in it, but his fate is unknown. He was a good oarsman, and as it is unlikely that he could have met with an accident, he probably suffered foul play. He was in the prime of life at the time, and his loss to his family and the community was great. He was a Whig in politics and a member of the Union Church. His wife, who is still living, is a Methodist. In their family were four children, but two of the number died in early childhood; John B. and Anna M. alone attained to mature years. The daughter is the wife of S. G. GAUMER, of Jefferson County...."

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