An American Family History

Eva Elizabeth Beil Bauman

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Bauman is also spelled Baughman, Baumann, Boman, and Bowman.
The Palatinate is a region in south-western Germany. Many thousands of Palatine immigrants were driven out of Germany by war, famine, despotic rule and disease. They were attracted to Pennsylvania by the first settlers who sent back favorable reports.
Carbon County, Pennsylvania was created in 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties.

Eva Elizabeth Beil (Weil) Bauman was born on April 6 1720 in Germany. Her parents were Johann Georg Beil and Anna Maria Delp.

She immigrated to America with a group of neighbors and fellow church members when she was only 18 years old. She came on the ship Billender Thistle captained by George Houston. She arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 28, 1738 . Her name was recorded as Eveles Byle.

When she was 19, on August 21, 1739, she married Johann Dietrich Bauman at the Goshenhoppen Church at Red Hill, Montgomery County (then Philadelphia County), Pennsylvania.

Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Dietrich and Elizabeth Bauman.

She died when she was 52 in the same year as the Boston Tea Party, 1773 in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

The Goshenhoppen Church in Hereford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was a Union church where Lutheran and Reformed congregations shared one building. The first recorded Reformed worship service was on October 12, 1727. The congregations built a log building that was both church and schoolhouse.

Children of
Johann Dietrich Bauman and
Eva Elizabeth Beil Bauman

  • Anna Maria Bauman Seybert
  • Sybilla Bauman Truby
  • Bernard Bauman
  • Heinrich Bauman
  • Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.

    Pennsylvania is one of the 13 original states and was originally founded in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake.