Ancestors of Joel Baum
Generation No. 1
1. Joel Baum, born September 05, 1852 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; died December 02, 1920 in Venango County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 2. Levi Baum and 3. Rebecca Maurer. He married (1) Elizabeth Jane Starr Bet. 1870 - 1875. She was born April 03, 1853 in Nineveh, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, and died July 03, 1926 in Cranberry, Venango County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Daniel Starr and Christena Mitchell. He married (2) Goldie Aft. 1889 in North Dakota. She was born in Minnesota, and died Bef. 1900. He married (3) ? Aft. 1890. He married (4) Lulu M.1 Abt. 1905. She was born Abt. 1881 in Pennsylvania1, and died Aft. 1910.
Notes for Joel Baum:
Joel is found residing with his parents, Levi and Rebecca in the 1860 and 1870 U.S. Census Records, in Ashland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
In 1880, Joel is found residing with his wife, Elizabeth, and four children (David, Tena, Rebecca and Jennie Mae), in Ashland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
Joel is listed in the Ashland Township, Clarion County, 1889 Register of resident males subject to military duty. In 1892, Joel was listed in the Clarion County Directory as a farmer with 110 acres.
Joel's granddaughter, Eyla Farringer recalled that after Joel and Eliza were married, they bought a large farm in North Dakota and became quite wealthy. Eliza brought the children back to Pennsylvania (she evidently didn't like North Dakota). Eyla said that Joel supposedly remarried 4 or 5 times, perhaps simultaneously. One of Joel's wives' names was "Goldie". Goldie was killed when the horses ran away with the buggy and threw her to her death.
The 1900 census records Joel residing in North Dakota (Dover Township, Griggs County). He has Tina Baum, age 23 and Harvey L. Baum (listed as a son--by Goldie), age 2 (born November 1897 in North Dakota). He also has 5 servants residing with him. A neighbor of Joel's from Pennsylvania, Mel Fye, recalls Joel telling him stories of his farming days in North Dakota. Mel remembered Joel saying that sometimes the snow was so heavy that he had to tie a rope from the house to the barn door to find his way back in the blizzards.
In 1910, Joel was residing in Dover, Griggs County, North Dakota (p. 19). He stated that he had been married four times. His current wife, Lula/Lulu/Lola M. was residing with him. Two children, Harvey and Lucille E. were residing with them, as well as two hired men and a female servant.
He came back to Pennsylvania years later and bought a nice home near where his children lived (who were not as well off as he). He drilled several oil wells on the property and made quite a lot of money. Eyla remembered Joel having a housekeeper (quite a luxury) and a player piano. She also recalled him dressing very fine, being very handsome and driving a big car. When he came back from the west he always gave his grandchildren each a $5 bill (it seemed like a lot to them then).
The 1920 U.S. Census records Joel residing in Cranberry Township (Venango County, Pennsylvania--p. 24) with son Harvey and granddaughter Eyla Farringer (Eyla is also listed in the 1920 Census as living with her parents, Fred and Jennie Farringer).
Joel is buried in St. Mark's cemetery, reportedly with a very large tombstone, and is some distance from Elizabeth's grave site; Elizabeth shares a tombstone with her daughter, Tena Baum Mays.
"Baum, Joel, Kossuth p. o., Ashland, a farmer, was born in Schuylkill county on September 5, 1853, and was a son of Levi and Rebecca (Mowry) Baum, who settled in Ashland in 1857. They have four children living -- Joel, Milton, Alice D., and Ida. Joel now occupies a part of the farm on which his parents first settled, has cleared the portion which he occupies, and made all the improvements in buildings. His wife was Elizabeth, a daughter of Daniel and Teenie (Whitehill) Starr, of Ashland. Joel has a family of five children -- Daniel C., Teenie L. and Rebecca E. (twins), and Jennie. " Source: History of Clarion County, 1887
More About Joel Baum:
Burial: St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Kossuth, Ashland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Notes for Elizabeth Jane Starr:
The 1900 census records Elizabeth living in Pennsylvania (Ashland Township, Clarion County), separately from Joel in North Dakota. Lula and Clem are residing with Elizabeth (Elizabeth states that she is divorced). Also residing with Elizabeth is a grandson, Lee, born in July, 1898 who was born in Pennsylvania.
In 1910, Elizabeth was residing in Ashland Township, son Clem and grandson Lee were residing with her. (1910 PA Clarion Ashland p. 6)
Elizabeth suffered from diabetes when she was older, and as a result, had a leg amputated.
More About Elizabeth Jane Starr:
Burial: St. Mark's Kossuth Cemetery, Ashland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania
More About Joel Baum and Elizabeth Starr:
Marriage: Bet. 1870 - 1875
Generation No. 2
2. Levi Baum, born August 07, 1826 in Washington Twp., Northumberland, Pennsylvania2; died November 30, 1895 in Gibsonburg, Ohio3. He was the son of 4. John Baum and 5. Elizabeth Drumheller. He married 3. Rebecca Maurer.
3. Rebecca Maurer, born January 19, 1829 in Pennsylvania; died September 03, 1878 in Ashland Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of 6. David Maurer and 7. Rebecca Bell Stahlman.
Notes for Levi Baum:
Levi was baptized at the Himmel and Reformed Lutheran Church, Washington Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on October 9, 1826, with Catharina and Jonathan Heim as sponsors.
Levi and Rebecca left Schuylkill County in 1857 and moved to Ashland Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
The 1860 and 1870 U.S. Pennsylvania Census records Levi as a farmer. In 1870 he owned $6000 in real estate and $18,000 in personal property. In 1880, Levi is widowed and living with his son Milton in Canal Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. In 1892, Levi Baum was listed as an invalid living in Ashland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (Clarion County 1892 Directory).
Per Levi's obituary, although he was a resident of Ashland, Pennsylvania, he died in Gibsonburg, Ohio (CD 12-5-1895).
More About Levi Baum:
Burial: St. Marks Kossuth Cemetery, Ashland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Notes for Rebecca Maurer:
aka Rebecca Mowry
More About Rebecca Maurer:
Burial: St. Marks Kossuth Cemetery, Ashland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Children of Levi Baum and Rebecca Maurer are:
i. Amanda Baum, born Abt. 18504; died Bef. 1887.
Notes for Amanda Baum:
It is possible that Amanda married twice, the second time to Jacob Black. This assumption is based on census records--Amanda was a very uncommon first name, and an Amanda Black, married to Jacob Black was residing in Shippenville, Ashland Township, Clarion County, in the proximity of other Baums in 1880.
1 ii. Joel Baum, born September 05, 1852 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; died December 02, 1920 in Venango County, Pennsylvania; married (1) Elizabeth Jane Starr Bet. 1870 - 1875; married (2) Goldie Aft. 1889 in North Dakota; married (3) ? Aft. 1890; married (4) Lulu M. Abt. 1905.
iii. Milton Baum, born Abt. 1854 in Pennsylvania4; died Aft. 1887; married Matilda; born Abt. 1861 in Pennsylvania5.
Notes for Milton Baum:
Eyla Farringer, Milt's great niece, recalls that Milt would do farming work for her family. She said that he was an alcoholic who would sleep off his binges on the front porch, and she and her sister, Bertha, would put a rooster on his shoulder while he was still asleep.
iv. Alice D. Baum, born Abt. 18626; died Aft. 1887.
Notes for Alice D. Baum:
It is possible that Alice married Miran Smith. This assumption is based on census records-- Alice was a somewhat uncommon first name, and an Alice Smith, married to Miran Smith was residing in Shippenville, Ashland Township, Clarion County, in the proximity of other Baums in 1880.
v. William H. Baum7, born February 04, 18677; died October 27, 1867 in Ashland Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania7
More About William H. Baum:
Burial: St. Marks Kossuth Cemetery, Clarion County, Pennsylvania7
vi. Ida Lucinda Baum, born Abt. 1869 in Ashland Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania8; died Aft. 1888; married James Wilber Berlin May 03, 1888 in Ashland Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania9; born October 28, 18649.
More About James Berlin and Ida Baum:
Marriage: May 03, 1888, Ashland Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania9
vii. Charles C. Baum10, born December 14, 187010; died October 04, 1878 in Ashland Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania10
More About Charles C. Baum:
Burial: St. Marks Kossuth Cemetery, Ashland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Generation No. 3
4. John Baum, born June 24, 1792 in Cumru Township, Berks, Pennsylvania; died September 20, 1852. He was the son of 8. Johannes Baum and 9. Elizabeth Maderia?. He married 5. Elizabeth Drumheller.
5. Elizabeth Drumheller, born January 09, 1798 in Upper Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died August 07, 1877 in Upper Mahantonga Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of 10. Johann Nicholas Drumheller and 11. Catherine Fisher.
Notes for John Baum:
John probably accompanied his father to Upper Mahantongo Township by 1810. After his marriage, John continued to live in Upper Mahantonga Township where, like his brother Henry, John was apparently a successful farmer and owned real estate valued at $3000.
The 1850 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania records John living as a neighbor of Levi Baum.
More About John Baum:
Burial: Salem (Herb) UCC Cemetery, Rough & Ready, Pennsylvania
More About Elizabeth Drumheller:
Burial: Salem (Herb) UCC Cemetery, Rough & Ready, Pennsylvania
Children of John Baum and Elizabeth Drumheller are:
i. Israel Baum, born Abt. 1817 in Pennsylvania; married Alena; born Abt. 1825 in Pennsylvania.
ii. Heinrich Baum, born Abt. 1818; married Catherine Moyer.
iii. Isaac Baum, born January 31, 1819 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died November 08, 1895 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania; married Helena Maurer/Witmer 1849; born 1826 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died May 13, 1907 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
More About Isaac Baum and Helena Maurer/Witmer:
iv. Jette Baum, born Abt. 1820.
v. Elizabeth Baum, born Abt. 1823.
2 vi. Levi Baum, born August 07, 1826 in Washington Twp., Northumberland, Pennsylvania; died November 30, 1895 in Gibsonburg, Ohio; married Rebecca Maurer.
vii. Peter Baum, born Bet. 1820 - 1825.
viii. Kitty Baum11, born Abt. 1831.
ix. Joseph Baum11, born Abt. 1836.
x. John Baum11, born Abt. 1839; died Aft. 1895.
6. David Maurer12, born June 28, 1792 in Longswamp, Pennsylvania13; died February 1829 in Pennsylvania14. He was the son of 12. Daniel Maurer and 13. Regina Wagner. He married 7. Rebecca Bell Stahlman Bet. 1810 - 181615.
7. Rebecca Bell Stahlman16, born June 02, 1796 in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania17; died November 17, 1864 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania17. She was the daughter of 14. John Stahlman and 15. Elinore Crorey.
Notes for David Maurer:
Possibly participated in the War of 1812
Source: History of Schuylkill County, 1881, p. 222
Notes for Rebecca Bell Stahlman:
More About Rebecca Bell Stahlman:
Burial: Howerter Ch. Cemetery, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania17
More About David Maurer and Rebecca Stahlman:
Marriage: Bet. 1810 - 181617
Children of David Maurer and Rebecca Stahlman are:
i. David Maurer17
Notes for David Maurer:
ii. Selina Maurer17
iii. Catherine Maurer17, born January 16, 181617
iv. John S. Maurer17, born 181717
v. Daniel S. Maurer17, born 181917
vi. Lusanne Maurer17, born 182617
3 vii. Rebecca Maurer, born January 19, 1829 in Pennsylvania; died September 03, 1878 in Ashland Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania; married Levi Baum.
Generation No. 4
8. Johannes Baum, born December 03, 1754 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died Aft. 1810 in Upper Mahantonga Township, Berks/Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 16. Johan Peter Baum and 17. Anna Maria Dries. He married 9. Elizabeth Maderia?.
9. Elizabeth Maderia?, born Abt. 1756. She was the daughter of 18. Nicholas Maderia? and 19. ? Wannemacher.
Notes for Johannes Baum:
John was raised in Reading, Berks County. He moved with his father to Cumru Township, Berks County by 1780. Since he was not listed as a single freeman on the 180 tax list, he had probably married by that time. He is listed on acres the 1781, 1784, and 1785 Cumru Township tax lists along with his father. John and his family probably lived with his father and were probably included in the enumeration of Peter's household in 1790. In 1795, when his son Jacob was baptized, John was still living in Cumru Township. John and his family were enumerated in Cumru Township in the 1800 census.
John and his family moved to Upper Mahantongo Township, Berks County probably shortly after 1800 which would become part of the newly created Schuylkill County in 1811. He purchased 268 acres of land from John Klinger, Esq. That tract of land was part of what was known as Spread Eagle Manor. It is now situated west of the present village of Klingerstown in the western portion of Upper Mahantongo Township. In 1807, John and his wife deeded some land to their son Peter. John may have been the 1 male over 45 years of age enumerated with his son Henry's household in the 1820 census.
According to the Baum file, John was a miller by trade and served in the Revolutionary War. He was to have moved to Upper Mahantonga Township in 1803 to a farm named Spread Eagle Manor.
Children of Johannes Baum and Elizabeth Maderia? are:
i. Peter Baum, born Abt. 1782.
ii. Henrich Baum, born March 01, 1784.
iii. Helena Baum, born August 14, 1786.
iv. Catharine Baum, born Abt. 1788.
v. Anna Maria Baum, born September 15, 1790.
4 vi. John Baum, born June 24, 1792 in Cumru Township, Berks, Pennsylvania; died September 20, 1852; married Elizabeth Drumheller.
vii. Jacob Baum, born June 16, 1795 in Pennsylvania; died May 03, 1865 in Oakland Twp., Venango County, PA.
More About Jacob Baum:
Burial: Dempsytown, Venango County, PA
10. Johann Nicholas Drumheller17, born March 14, 1749/50 in Oldenwald, Germany; died March 27, 1823 in Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 20. Johann Leonhart Drumheller and 21. Anne Henriette Kebler. He married 11. Catherine Fisher 1776 in Berks County, Pennsylvania17.
11. Catherine Fisher17, born June 14, 1759; died December 13, 1832 in Lower Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for Johann Nicholas Drumheller:
Johann Nicholas Drumheller was born March 14, 1750, in Odenwald, Germany, came to America with his brother, and settled in Berks County, Pa. he married (first) Margaret Fischer, of that county, by whom he had two children, John and Nicholas, and after her death he married her sister, Catharine, in 1776. They had a family of eleven children: David, Margaret, Catharine, Abraham, Susanna (married a Hoffman), Philip, Anna Elizabeth, Daniel, Martin, Elizabeth and Nicholas (born Dec. 19, 1801, died Aug. 13, 1854, whose first wife was Elizabeth Hetrich, born March 29, 1808, died Nov. 24, 1873). Johann Nicolas Drumheller died in Upper Mahanoy in March, 1825, aged seventy-five years; his wife Catharine, born June 14, 1759, died Dec. 18, 1832, and both of them are buried at Himmels Church. (1)
(1) Floyds Northumberland Pages, p. 881
More About Johann Nicholas Drumheller:
Burial: Himmel's Church Cemetery, Rebuck, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
More About Johann Drumheller and Catherine Fisher:
Marriage: 1776, Berks County, Pennsylvania17
Children of Johann Drumheller and Catherine Fisher are:
i. Catherine Drumheller, born Abt. 178017
ii. Susanna Drumheller, born Abt. 178217
iii. David Drumheller, born Abt. 178417
iv. Margaretha Drumheller, born Abt. 178717
v. Anna Elizabeth Drumheller, born Abt. 178817
vi. Abraham Drumheller, born Abt. 178917; married ? Seitz.
Notes for Abraham Drumheller:
Abraham Drumheller, son of Johann Nicholas, was born Sept. 25, 1789, and died in 1850, at the age of sixty-one. He was a native of Washington township, this county, but lived for a number of years in Little Mahanoy township, where he was among the taxables in 1814, and after the death of his wife he returned to Washington township to make his home with his brother Martin, dying there. He is buried at Himmel's Church. His wife, whose maiden name was Seitz, died a few years before Mr. Drumheller. They had five children: Elizabeth married John Sweinhard; Isaac is mentioned below; Nicholas S. is mentioned below; Sarah married Abraham Dreibelbis, and they moved out to Brookville, Ill., where they died (their children were Adam, Eve and another daughter, the daughters being married to brothers by the name of Groh); Jesse, of Pottsville, Pa., married Amelia Martz, and they have two sons and one daughter. (1)
(1) Floyds Northumberland Pages, p. 881
vii. Philip Drumheller, born Abt. 179017
viii. Daniel Drumheller, born Abt. 179317
ix. Martin Drumheller, born November 06, 1795 in Berks County, Pennsylvania17; died December 05, 1852 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania17; married Elizabeth Frey; born August 11, 179717; died October 29, 1852 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania17.
Notes for Martin Drumheller:
Martin Drumheller, son of Johann Nicholas, was born Nov. 6, 1795, and died Dec. 5, 1852. He lived in Washington township where he engaged in farming, and in his day was also a popular auctioneer, crying most of the sales held in that section of his time. His wife, Elizabeth Frey, born Aug. 11, 1797, died Oct. 29. 1852. They had children as follows: Levi, Adam, Senerius (who settled out west), Mrs. Hetrich, Mrs. Heim (whose husband was a cabinetmaker) and Edward T. (1)
Martin was a Private -Pa Militia-Weirick's 1st Regiment in the War of 1812. (per Ancestry.com)
(1) Floyds Northumberland Pages, p. 881
1812 Private -Pa Militia-Weirick's 1st Regiment
More About Martin Drumheller:
Burial: Himmels Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Rebuck, Pennsylvania17
More About Elizabeth Frey:
Burial: Himmels Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Rebuck, Pennsylvania
5 x. Elizabeth Drumheller, born January 09, 1798 in Upper Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died August 07, 1877 in Upper Mahantonga Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; married John Baum.
xi. Nicholas Drumheller, born 1801.
12. Daniel Maurer17, born May 03, 1749 in Grumbach, Germany17; died March 16, 1832 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania17. He was the son of 24. J. Heinrich Maurer and 25. Maria Katharina Erhardt. He married 13. Regina Wagner Abt. 1775 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County,Pennsylvania18.
13. Regina Wagner19, born January 25, 1756 in Heidelberg Twp, Norhampton County, Pennsylvania19; died October 24, 1816 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania19. She was the daughter of 26. Hans Jacob Wagner and 27. Louisa Huber.
Notes for Daniel Maurer:
Daniel Maurer, son of Henrich Maurer and Maria Katharina Erhardt, was born May 16, 1749 in the village of Grumbach in the German palatinate. He was baptised in the Herren-Sulzbach Evangelische Kirche a few miles away. Daniel came to this country in 1764 on the ship "Prince of Wales" with his sister Anna Elizabeth and her husband Jacob Shankweiler. After arriving in America, Daniel settled in the Alburtis, PA area and married Jacob Wagner's daughter Regina. He attended the Zion (Lehigh) church in Alburtis where records of him appear until 1792. Around that time Daniel and a number of related families moved to the Pitman, PA area, where the family thrived. Many direct descendants still live in the vicinity. Daniel is buried at Howerter's cemetery with his wife and her parents. There is a DAR flag next to the stone to commemorate his Revolutionary War service. The stone is faded and almost illegible. It says: "hier ruhen die gebeine von Daniel Maurer war geboren den 16 Mai 1749 und starb den 16 Mar 1832 in alt werden 82 yahr und 10 mounth ". According to estate papers, the stone cost $27.52 in 1832. (1)
Served in Revolutionary War in Col Elby's Battalion from Longswamp, Berks County as a private. Originally from Longswamp Twp., Captain Haupt's company.
(1) from The Maurer Family Page by Roger Gene Maurer (Familytreemaker.com)
Will of Daniel Maurer, Northumberland County, 1831
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Tim Conrad.
Daniel Maurer, Northumberland County, 1831 (translation in will book)
In the name of God, Amen. I the Subscriber Daniel Maurer of Upper
Mahanoy township Northumberland County and State of Pennsylvania
although in perfect health, yet considering that it is appointed ofr
all men to die, and that it is uncertain when the voice of God calls
us from this world do hereby declare this instrument of writing,
while I have yet my reason, sense and memory, to be my last will and
Testament, to wit
first, I commit my immortal soul into the hands of my God and my body
to the ground, which is to be buried by my herein named Executors, in
a Christian like manner al the best by them, and what respects my
worldly estate and goods which consists in real and personal
property, it is my will that after my decease, all be sold by public
vendue by my Executors, and if it should happen that honest claims
can be made against my estate, such claims shall be paid first, and
all the rest of the money, that shall remain, shall be equally
divided among my legal heirs.
And lastly I do appoint my sons Jacob, John and Daniel to be my
Executors of this my last Will and Testament, In confirmation fo
which I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 4th day of May One
thousand eight hundred and thirty one 1831.
Subscribed, Sealed and declared as the last will and Testament of the
said D.M. in the presence of us
More About Daniel Maurer:
Burial: Howerter Ch. Cemetery, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania19
Notes for Regina Wagner:
More About Regina Wagner:
Burial: Howerter Ch. Cemetery, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
More About Daniel Maurer and Regina Wagner:
Marriage: Abt. 1775, Macungie Township, Lehigh County,Pennsylvania20
Child of Daniel Maurer and Regina Wagner is:
6 i. David Maurer, born June 28, 1792 in Longswamp, Pennsylvania; died February 1829 in Pennsylvania; married Rebecca Bell Stahlman Bet. 1810 - 1816.
14. John Stahlman21, born 175822; died November 12, 1823 in Deep Creek Valley, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania22. He was the son of 28. Jacob Stahlman and 29. Anne Mary Lemmerin. He married 15. Elinore Crorey 178522.
15. Elinore Crorey23, died March 18, 1846 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania24.
More About John Stahlman and Elinore Crorey:
Child of John Stahlman and Elinore Crorey is:
7 i. Rebecca Bell Stahlman, born June 02, 1796 in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; died November 17, 1864 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; married (1) Jacob Herb; married (2) David Maurer Bet. 1810 - 1816.
Generation No. 5
16. Johan Peter Baum, born Abt. 1718 in Germany; died November 07, 1795. He was the son of 32. Johan Theobald Baum and 33. Anna Margareth Blimbott. He married 17. Anna Maria Dries November 1745.
17. Anna Maria Dries, born 1722 in Germany; died July 01, 1794. She was the daughter of 34. Andreas Driessen and 35. Helena Meurs.
Notes for Johan Peter Baum:
Peter came to America and settled in Pennsylvania with his father by 1731. Peter lived all of his adult life in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was living in November 1795 when he was mentioned in a deed for land in Berks County.
Peter raised his family in Reading, Berks County. He was living in Reading by about 1752. In 1767, Peter was listed on the Reading Town tax returns. His occupation was listed as turner. He was taxed for 2 houses, 2 lots, 3 horses and 2 cattle. Peter was taxed as a farmer in 1768. By 1780, he was living in Cumru Township, Berks County and was taxed for 163 acres. He was taxed for 162 acres in the Cumru Township in 1781, 1784, and 1785. In the 1790 census, Peter and Anna Maria were living in Cumru Township probably with their son Johannes and his family.
Notes for Anna Maria Dries:
Anna Maria was probably the Anna Maria Dries who, at the age of 11, arrived in Philadelphia from Germany on the ship Mary of Dublin on 29 September 1733.
According to her death record, Anna Maria was the mother of six children, four sons and two daughters. Two sons and one daughter predeceased her.
More About Anna Maria Dries:
Burial: July 02, 1794, Trinity Lutheran Church cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
More About Johan Baum and Anna Dries:
Marriage: November 1745
Children of Johan Baum and Anna Dries are:
i. Peter Baum, born July 23, 1750 in Abt. 1845; married Barbara Susanna.
ii. Catharine Baum, born May 26, 1752.
8 iii. Johannes Baum, born December 03, 1754 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died Aft. 1810 in Upper Mahantonga Township, Berks/Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; married Elizabeth Maderia?.
iv. Heinrich Baum, born July 12, 1758.
v. Anna Magdalena Baum, born February 10, 1762.
18. Nicholas Maderia? He married 19. ? Wannemacher.
19. ? Wannemacher She was the daughter of 39. Maria Dorthea Wannemacher.
Child of Nicholas Maderia? and ? Wannemacher is:
9 i. Elizabeth Maderia?, born Abt. 1756; married Johannes Baum.
20. Johann Leonhart Drumheller25, born November 04, 1720 in Wurtzburg Stadt, Unterfranken, Beyern, Germany; died 1766 in Albermarle County, Virginia. He was the son of 40. Johanne Leonhart Trumpfheller and 41. Elizabeth Mohr. He married 21. Anne Henriette Kebler.
21. Anne Henriette Kebler25. She was the daughter of 42. Johan Adam Kobler and 43. Catherina Friederida Kabel.
Notes for Johann Leonhart Drumheller:
"Members of the Drumheller family came to America in the early days of this Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Archives (Vol XVII, page 447) showing that J. Leonhart Drumheller arrived Oct. 26, 1754, on the Brigatine "Mary and Sarah". That they were for a number of years
settled in Berks county is shown by the Federal Census Report of 1790, which records the names of John and Nicholas Drumheller, of Earl township, that county; John had one son above sixteen, three sons under sixteen and one daughter; Nicholas had one son above sixteen, three sons under sixteen, and three daughters. Rev. C. R. Drumheller, of this stock, served as Lutheran pastor of Vera Cruz Union Church, in Dauphin county, 1883-84.
The name was well represented among the Colonial sympathizers during the Revolutionary war. In the Pennsylvania archives (5th Series Vol. IV) we find (page 318) that George Drumheller belonged to the Continental Line, serving as a private in the Northampton county militia during that war, and that George Drumheller later was a Revolutionary soldier from Northampton county (page 649); that Jacob Drumheller was a soldier in the Continental Line from Berks county (page 212); and that Jacob Drumheller was a private in Capt. John Reese's company (which formed a part of the 2d Pennsylvania Battalion), commissioned from Jan. 5, 1776, to Nov. 25, 1776.
Child of Johann Drumheller and Anne Kebler is:
10 i. Johann Nicholas Drumheller, born March 14, 1749/50 in Oldenwald, Germany; died March 27, 1823 in Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; married (1) Margaret Fisher October 13, 1771 in St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Douglassville, Pennsylvania; married (2) Catherine Fisher 1776 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
24. J. Heinrich Maurer25, born in Grumbach, Germany26. He married 25. Maria Katharina Erhardt.
25. Maria Katharina Erhardt27.
Child of J. Maurer and Maria Erhardt is:
12 i. Daniel Maurer, born May 03, 1749 in Grumbach, Germany; died March 16, 1832 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; married Regina Wagner Abt. 1775 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County,Pennsylvania.
26. Hans Jacob Wagner27, born July 06, 1725 in Nottingen, Germany27; died November 30, 180227. He was the son of 52. Jacob Wagner and 53. Anna Maria Jung. He married 27. Louisa Huber 175627.
27. Louisa Huber27, born March 01, 1735/36 in Pennsylvania27; died July 01, 182727. She was the daughter of 54. Henry Huber.
Notes for Hans Jacob Wagner:
Jacob & Louisa settled in Lehigh Co., Macungie Twp. He was naturalized there March 1764. Moved to Mahantongo around 1800. Lived in both Schuylkill and Northumberland Counties. One of the founders of Howerter's Church, Mahantongo and served in Revolutionary War. Our ancestor of Macungie and Mahantonga. Buried near Regina Wagner.
Jacob Wagner Jr. was the son of Jacob Wagner (b. ca. 1693, d. 1754) and Anna Maria Jung. He arrived in America on September 20, 1738 with his parents aboard the ship "Friendship" . Jacob was married to Louisa Huber. He was born in Nottingen, Germany. He is mentioned in all the Lehigh County histories with his father, as a pioneer settler of Macungie Township, and a founding member of the Lehigh Zion Church in 1745/1750, which he served in the responsible position of elder. He was naturalized in Lehigh County in March 1764. He seems to have been a community leader, both in Lehigh County and in Mahantongo. He served in the War of the Revolution, along with his 3 sons-in-laws.. In 1776 he served as a private in Capt. John Arndt's Company of Associators and Militia in Northampton Co. Our ancestor was the patriarch of the overland migration of our Lehigh County families who made new homes in the Mahantongo wilderness after the Revolution. He and his oldest son-in-law Daniel Maurer bought land together in Mahantongo in 1793, and the Heplers and others followed. Shortly after 1800 Jacob Wagner was one of the founders of the St. Jacob's or Howerter's Union Lutheran and Reformed Church to which most of our Mahantongo ancestors belonged. Jacob and Louisa are buried in Howerter's Cemetery, in Upper Mahantongo Twp., Northumberland County. His is the oldest grave (1802) marked in the cemetery. The Schuylkill and Northumberland County line runs through the cemetery, part in Northumberland and part in Schuylkill. The Wagners lived in Schuylkill and Northumberland Counties and their records are found in both counties. Jacob and Louisa had 10 children, all of whom were born in Lehigh County. Jacob pre-deceased his mother, not named in her will. It appears that the Wagners daughters, with their husbands moved to Schuylkill County with their parents. All the girls married men from the same general area of Lehigh County. Two never married. The three girls that did marry all had husbands who also served in the Revolutionary War. Thus this unusual family, you find Jacob Wagner Jr. and all his sons-in-law, all buried in Howerter's Cemetery . All four of them patriots of the Revolution.
The inscription on his tombstone reads "Jacob Wagner war geboren d. 6. Juli 1725 u. starb d. 30. Novbr 1802 alt 77 Jahr 4.m. 24 T."
(Jacob Wagner was born the 6th of July 1725 and died the 30th of November 1802, at the age of 77 years, 4 months, and 24 days.)
It is the oldest gravestone in the cemetery.
More About Hans Jacob Wagner:
Burial: Howerter Ch. Cemetery, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania27
Notes for Louisa Huber:
Louisa's tombstone reads "Hier ruhen die gebeine von Lowisa Wagnern war geboren den 1.Marz 1736 und starb den 1.Julius 1827. ist alt worden 91 Jahr. 4. monat Text.2 Timotheum..." (Here rests the remains of Lowisa Wagner. She was born the 1st of March 1736 and died the 1st of July 1827. She attained the age of 91 years, 4 months. Text: 2d Timothy- verse numbers illegible).
More About Louisa Huber:
Burial: Howerter Ch. Cemetery, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania27
More About Hans Wagner and Louisa Huber:
Children of Hans Wagner and Louisa Huber are:
13 i. Regina Wagner, born January 25, 1756 in Heidelberg Twp, Norhampton County, Pennsylvania; died October 24, 1816 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; married Daniel Maurer Abt. 1775 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County,Pennsylvania.
ii. Maria Wagner27, born September 27, 177727
iii. Catherine Wagner27, born October 08, 178027
28. Jacob Stahlman28, born in Germany. He married 29. Anne Mary Lemmerin February 1758 in Wilmington, New Castle, Deleware28.
29. Anne Mary Lemmerin28.
More About Jacob Stahlman and Anne Lemmerin:
Marriage: February 1758, Wilmington, New Castle, Deleware28
Child of Jacob Stahlman and Anne Lemmerin is:
14 i. John Stahlman, born 1758; died November 12, 1823 in Deep Creek Valley, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; married Elinore Crorey 1785.
Generation No. 6
32. Johan Theobald Baum, born May 15, 1693 in Alsace, Lorraine, Germany29; died August 27, 1762 in , Berks, Pennsylvania29. He married 33. Anna Margareth Blimbott November 07, 1719 in Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany29.
33. Anna Margareth Blimbott29, born 1695; died 1761 in Berks, Pennsylvania29.
Notes for Johan Theobald Baum:
It is not known when Theobald immigrated to Pennsylvania. The first record of him is found in a letter of reference dated 27 January 1731. Theobald's name appears on a Warrant for 250 acres of land in Philadelphia County in 1734. This land became part of Berks County when it was formed in 1752. Theobald's name, written as Dewalt Boom, is listed among the First Berks County Taxables from about 1752 in Alsace Township.
Theobald was naturalized in Philadelphia on 10 and 11 April 1741. He took the Sacrament on 4 February 1740 and his name was written Theowald Bawm, Philadelphia County.
The names of Dewald Baum and Jacob Spengler head the list of signatories on a petition responsible for the formation of Alsace Township. The petition was presented to the Philadelphia County Quarter Session Court on 2 December 1744. Those who signed the petition "represented that a sufficient quantity of land had been settled, that the inconvenience under which they had labored entitled them to erect a separate township, and that since the first settlers had come from a place called Elsas, in Germany, they desired that the new township should be called by that name. The petition was granted on 3 March 1745.
The first church in the neighborhood was built in 1737 on land donated by the Spangler and Baum families. Built of logs by the exiled Alsatian Protestants who settled there, the services were conducted in both French and German. It was a union of Lutheran and Reformed churches and because of the poverty prevailing in the congregation and the scarcity of regular pastors, wandering preachers were employed to conduct the services. In the church graveyard was found the grave of Theobald Baum. The following is the recorded inscription:
Here rests the body of a wise, peace loving Member,
JOHAN THEOBALD BAUM
He was born May 15, 1693
He slept in peace August 27, 1762
Theobald's will was recorded at Reading, Berks County. Signed on 25 August 1761, the will was probated on 9 October 1762. He signed it by his mark which was probably due to illness or age since in other documents bearing his name the German signature is very plain handwriting.
More About Johan Baum and Anna Blimbott:
Marriage: November 07, 1719, Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany29
Children of Johan Baum and Anna Blimbott are:
16 i. Johan Peter Baum, born Abt. 1718 in Germany; died November 07, 1795; married Anna Maria Dries November 1745.
ii. Jacob Baum, born Abt. 1720.
iii. Johannes Baum, born January 23, 1724/25; married Maria Magdalena Reissel; born 1737; died 1811 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
iv. Friedrich Baum, born Abt. 1728.
v. Judith Baum, born Abt. 1730.
vi. Catherine Baum, born Abt. 1732.
vii. Jonas Baum, born Abt. 1734.
viii. Henrich Baum, born Abt. 1736.
34. Andreas Driessen, born in Germany. He married 35. Helena Meurs.
35. Helena Meurs, born in Germany.
Notes for Andreas Driessen:
It is probable that Andreas Driessen is the same Andrea Dries that arrived on September 29, 1733 on the ship, the Pink Mary, in Rotterdam, Pennsylvania. Also aboard the ship were Peter, Barbara Elizabeth, Johann Adam, Cornelins Dries, and Jacob Spengler.
Children of Andreas Driessen and Helena Meurs are:
i. Barbara Elisabeth Dries, born 1709.
ii. Andrew Dries, born 1711.
iii. Peter Dries, born 1716.
iv. John Adam Dries, born 1717.
17 v. Anna Maria Dries, born 1722 in Germany; died July 01, 1794; married Johan Peter Baum November 1745.
vi. Cornelius Dries, born 1713.
vii. Maria Barbara Dries, born 1720.
39. Maria Dorthea Wannemacher, died August 29, 1789 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Child of Maria Dorthea Wannemacher is:
19 i. ? Wannemacher, married Nicholas Maderia?.
40. Johanne Leonhart Trumpfheller30, born 1688 in Germany; died December 26, 1758 in Erbach, Odenwald, Germany. He was the son of 80. Johann Bartholomai Trumpfheller and 81. Anna Elizabeth Walther. He married 41. Elizabeth Mohr.
41. Elizabeth Mohr30.
Child of Johanne Trumpfheller and Elizabeth Mohr is:
20 i. Johann Leonhart Drumheller, born November 04, 1720 in Wurtzburg Stadt, Unterfranken, Beyern, Germany; died 1766 in Albermarle County, Virginia; married Anne Henriette Kebler.
42. Johan Adam Kobler He married 43. Catherina Friederida Kabel.
43. Catherina Friederida Kabel
Child of Johan Kobler and Catherina Kabel is:
21 i. Anne Henriette Kebler, married Johann Leonhart Drumheller.
52. Jacob Wagner30, born 169330; died January 12, 175430. He was the son of 104. Nicholas Wagner and 105. Catharina Schneider. He married 53. Anna Maria Jung December 05, 1719 in Nottingen, Germany30.
53. Anna Maria Jung30, born February 16, 1694/9530. She was the daughter of 106. Jacob Jung and 107. Catharina Kust.
Notes for Jacob Wagner:
Baptism: 10-19-1693 St.Barbara Church, Ellmendingen, Germany .
Arrived in America 9-20-1738 on the ship Friendship, Henry Beech Commander from Rotterdam. First settled in Macungie. Helped found the Lehigh Zion Church near Alburtis.
More About Jacob Wagner and Anna Jung:
Marriage: December 05, 1719, Nottingen, Germany30
Child of Jacob Wagner and Anna Jung is:
26 i. Hans Jacob Wagner, born July 06, 1725 in Nottingen, Germany; died November 30, 1802; married Louisa Huber 1756.
54. Henry Huber30, born in Germany.
Child of Henry Huber is:
27 i. Louisa Huber, born March 01, 1735/36 in Pennsylvania; died July 01, 1827; married Hans Jacob Wagner 1756.
Generation No. 7
80. Johann Bartholomai Trumpfheller30, born 1662 in Wurzberg, Hessen, Germany; died 1719. He was the son of 160. Heinrich Trumpfheller and 161. Agatha Marquart ?. He married 81. Anna Elizabeth Walther.
81. Anna Elizabeth Walther30.
Child of Johann Trumpfheller and Anna Walther is:
40 i. Johanne Leonhart Trumpfheller, born 1688 in Germany; died December 26, 1758 in Erbach, Odenwald, Germany; married Elizabeth Mohr.
104. Nicholas Wagner30, born 166330; died March 19, 1743/44 in Ellmendingen, Germany30. He was the son of 208. Nicolaus Wagner. He married 105. Catharina Schneider November 24, 1685 in Ellmendingen, Germany30.
105. Catharina Schneider, born 166230. She was the daughter of 210. Hans Schneider and 211. Maria Burcklin.
More About Nicholas Wagner and Catharina Schneider:
Marriage: November 24, 1685, Ellmendingen, Germany30
Children of Nicholas Wagner and Catharina Schneider are:
i. Hans Michael Wagner
ii. Margretha Barbara Wagner
iii. Maria Jacoba Wagner
iv. Maria Magdalena Wagner
v. Phillip Wagner
vi. Rosina Barbara Wagner
52 vii. Jacob Wagner, born 1693; died January 12, 1754; married Anna Maria Jung December 05, 1719 in Nottingen, Germany.
viii. Maria Catherina Wagner, born 1696.
ix. Nicolaus Wagner, born August 28, 1699 in Ellmendingen, Germany.
106. Jacob Jung, born March 1652/5330; died January 03, 1722/2330. He was the son of 212. Christoph Jung and 213. Barbara Jung. He married 107. Catharina Kust February 1676/7730.
107. Catharina Kust30, died September 16, 173430. She was the daughter of 214. Hans Phillip Kust and 215. Kunigunda Kust.
More About Jacob Jung and Catharina Kust:
Marriage: February 1676/7730
Children of Jacob Jung and Catharina Kust are:
i. Anna Catharina Jung30, born 167930
ii. Hans Bernhard Jung30, born 168330
iii. Anna Magdalena Jung30, born 169130
53 iv. Anna Maria Jung, born February 16, 1694/95; married Jacob Wagner December 05, 1719 in Nottingen, Germany.
v. Anna Barbara Jung30, born 169730
vi. Hans Jacob Jung30, born 169930
vii. Phillip Jacob Jung30, born 170430
Generation No. 8
160. Heinrich Trumpfheller30, born 1627 in Mechterstadt, Thuringia, Germany; died 1701 in Wurzberg, Hessen, Germany. He married 161. Agatha Marquart ?.
161. Agatha Marquart ?
Notes for Heinrich Trumpfheller:
Shortly after the close of the Thirty Year War, Heinrich came as a young man to the Odenwald, the village of Wurtzberg. The village had almost been extinct--only a few homes were inhabited. Heinrich had married Catharina, a woman who was alone, whose husband was missing in the war and considered to be dead. In 1656, a daughter, Anna Maria, was born. Shortly thereafter, the missing husband returned, after eleven years. The marriage of Heinrich Trumpfheller and Catharina was dissolved by divorce.
About the year 1680, Heinrich was made the Ingelheim Mayor of Wurtzberg. He was the official Erbach moneychanger a few years prior. At that time, the village of Wurtzberg was divided. The land rights of the upper four Huben (a unit area) belonged to Erbach; the larger part of the village was owned by the Lords of Echter at Mespelbrunn. It was not until 1817 that Grave Franz bought the Ingelheim part of Wurzberg for 17,000 Gulden. Until this time Wurtzberg had an Erbach and an Ingelheim mayor. (1)
(1) Wilhelm Hartman, an article in a paper "Die Helmat" from Odenwald, Michaelstadt, Germany
Child of Heinrich Trumpfheller and Agatha ? is:
80 i. Johann Bartholomai Trumpfheller, born 1662 in Wurzberg, Hessen, Germany; died 1719; married Anna Elizabeth Walther.
208. Nicolaus Wagner30, born 164530; died August 22, 1740 in Ellmendingen, Germany30.
Child of Nicolaus Wagner is:
104 i. Nicholas Wagner, born 1663; died March 19, 1743/44 in Ellmendingen, Germany; married Catharina Schneider November 24, 1685 in Ellmendingen, Germany.
210. Hans Schneider30. He married 211. Maria Burcklin September 21, 164330.
211. Maria Burcklin She was the daughter of 422. Hans Burcklin.
More About Hans Schneider and Maria Burcklin:
Marriage: September 21, 164330
Children of Hans Schneider and Maria Burcklin are:
i. Jacob Schneider, born 1650.
ii. Wendel Schneider, born 1651.
iii. Michael Schneider, born 1652.
iv. Maria Schneider, born 1654.
v. Sara Schneider, born 1655.
vi. Margaretha Schneider, born 1657.
vii. Anna Schneider, born 1658.
105 viii. Catharina Schneider, born 1662; married Nicholas Wagner November 24, 1685 in Ellmendingen, Germany.
212. Christoph Jung30. He married 213. Barbara Jung.
213. Barbara Jung
Child of Christoph Jung and Barbara Jung is:
106 i. Jacob Jung, born March 1652/53; died January 03, 1722/23; married Catharina Kust February 1676/77.
214. Hans Phillip Kust30. He married 215. Kunigunda Kust February 1676/7730.
215. Kunigunda Kust
More About Hans Kust and Kunigunda Kust:
Marriage: February 1676/7730
Children of Hans Kust and Kunigunda Kust are:
107 i. Catharina Kust, died September 16, 1734; married Jacob Jung February 1676/77.
ii. Margareth Kust3030
iii. Michael Kust30, born 166330
iv. Phillip Kust30, born 1667.
Generation No. 9
422. Hans Burcklin30.
Child of Hans Burcklin is:
211 i. Maria Burcklin, married Hans Schneider September 21, 1643.
1. 1910 US Census, ND, Griggs, Dover p. 19.
2. Baptismal Records for Himmels Church, Northumberland County Church Records.
4. 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Ashland Twp..
5. 1880 U. S. Census PA Venango Canal Page 54A.
6. 1870 US Census, PA, Clarion, Ashland.
7. Ashland Township Cemetery Book, Vol I.
8. 1880 U. S. Census PA Venango Canal Page 54A.
10. Ashland Township Cemetery Book, Vol I.
11. 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Schylkill Co., Upper Mahantonga Twp..
12. Ancestry.com, Sandra Cunningham.
13. World Family Tree, Volume 9, Tree 2061.
16. Ancestry.com, Sandra Cunningham.
22. Descendants of Jacob Stahlman, Family Treemaker.
24. Descendants of Jacob Stahlman, Family Treemaker.
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28. Descendants of Jacob Stahlman, Family Treemaker.
29. Family Tree Maker Vol. 705, #3724.