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Sarah (Sally) Gaumer1

Female
b. 1787, d. 1844


Father Johann Jacob Gaumer b. 15 April 1756, d. 5 May 1820
Mother Maria Catharine Sowash b. 30 December 1759, d. 1 September 1814
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Family 1 Jonas Fox b. circa 1780, d. 1819 or 1827
Marriage* 31 March 1816  Principal=Jonas Fox 

Family 2 George Shurtz b. circa 1780, d. 1841
Marriage* 24 August 1820  Principal=George Shurtz 

Note*   She moved with the family to Salem Twp., Muskingum Co., OH in 1809. Sally and George settled in Madison Twp. Muskingum Co. OH.

Sally and Jonas had a daughter, Maria. The following is an bio from the History of Cochocton Co. for Maria's husband:

"WELKER DAVID, Lipton township; farmer; born in Union township, Knox county, January 11,1816; son of David and Sarah (McMillan) Welker; the second of a family of eight children. His father moved from Allegheny county. Pennsylvania, to Knox county, before the State government was formed, being among the foremost settlers of Knox county. His mother, also from Pennsylvania, settled there soon after. His grandfather, Robert McMillan, was a revolutionary soldier, serving seven years. Mr, Welker remained in Knox county till his removal to Lipton township, about 1838. He has lived here since. He was married October 1835, to Miss Maria, daughter of Jonas and Sallie (Gaumer) Fox, of Muskingum county. The children by this marriage are George, deceased; Sarah, deceased; Susan, deceased; Ellen (Lawrence), Sylvester, Hiram, and David, deceased. His wife died December 29, 1852. He was a second time united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Jackson, May 10, 1857. She was the daughter of Beeker and Mary (Bainter) Jackson, Children: Charles, Lemon, Flora, Paul, John and Margaret."

Jonas probably died in 1819 and she married George Shurtz. They had sons Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and daughter Rachel. 
Birth* 1787  Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA2 
Married Name 31 March 1816  Fox 
Marriage* 31 March 1816  Principal=Jonas Fox 
Married Name 24 August 1820  Sturtz 
Marriage* 24 August 1820  Principal=George Shurtz 
Death* 1844  Madison Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Mary L. Shirer gave the date as 19 Nov 1868. 

Citations
  1. [S34] Gil Gaumer Personal Research, Gil Gaumer.
  2. [S122] Minerd.com, Mark A. Miner.


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