An American Family History

Bernard Bauman

Bauman is also spelled Baughman, Baumann, Boman, and Bowman.
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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.

Bernard Bauman was born in Marlborough Township, Montgomery (was Philadelphia) County, Pennsylvania. His parents were John Deitrich Bauman and Eva Elizabeth Beil. Some researchers have combined Bernard and Henry Bauman, however he is listed as a separate child in the histories of Carbon and Lehigh Counties. Henry Bauman married Catherine Dreisbach.

About 1755 he moved with his family to Northampton County, Pennsylvania which is now Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

At least one source indicates that Bernard married Catherine. On October 15, 1799 eight of Jost Dreisbach's children released their claim to some property to their brother Adam.

To all People to whom these presents shall come, We John Dreisbach of Moore Township...Catharine Dreisbach who intermarried Bernard Bowman of Towamensing Township...aforesaid Heirs and Legatees of the Real and
Personal Estate of Jost Dreisbach late of Lehigh Township...." Deed Book 2G, Northampton County,

The Magazine of American Genealogy listed his children:

Joseph Bauman (1772, married Magdalena Seger),
George Bauman (1778, married Susanna Catherine Rugh/Ruch)
Abraham Bauman (1782, married Anna Franzina Rugh/Ruch),
Bernhard Bauman (1784),
Daniel Bauman (1786, married Sarah Rugh/Ruch),
Eve Elizabeth Bauman Wahl (1787, married David Wahl) ,
Adam Bauman (1780, married Eva C. Crumbaugh and Elisabetha Kuntz)
John D. Bauman

On the 22nd of May, 1788, Bernard took a warrant for one hundred acres at Lehigh Gap. 

In 1790 "Barnet Bowman" was in "Towamensink" Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The household included three men over 16, three boys under 16, and three females.

In 1800 they were still in Towamensing. The household consisted of a man and a woman over 45 (born before 1755), a man and a woman between 16 and 25, a boy between 10 and 15, and 2 boys and a girl under 10.

On the November 18, 1808, he sold thirty acres of his tract to Joseph Bauman, who built the stone tavern at the Gap.

In 1810 "Barnard Bowman" was at Chestnut Hill, Northampton, Pennsylvania. The household included a man and a woman older than 45, 2 men between 16 and 25, and a girl between 10 and 15.

In 1820 the Bernard Bauman household was in "Toamensing" township in Northampton, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of a man and a woman older than 45 and a boy and a girl under ten.

Montgomery County, in southeast Pennsylvania was created on September 10, 1784, out of land that was originally part of Philadelphia County.

Children of
Johann Dietrich Bauman and
Eva Elizabeth Beil Bauman

  • Anna Maria Bauman Seybert
  • Sybilla Bauman Truby
  • Bernard Bauman
  • Heinrich Bauman
  • Northampton County, Pennsylvania is on the eastern border of the state in the Lehigh Valley. It was formed in 1752 from parts of Bucks County. Easton is the county seat.
    An early American tavern (or ordinary) was an important meeting place and they were strictly supervised. Innkeepers were respectable members of the community. Taverns offered food and drink. An inn also offered accommodation.



    The date of settlement of the Baumans is unknown. Honstetter Bauman is a name found in an old draft as owning land that in 1791 belonged to Bernard Bauman. In 1781 the name of Henry Bauman appears. On the 22nd of May, 1788, Bernard Barman took a warrant for one hundred acres of land at Lehigh Gap. On the 18th of November, 1808, he sold thirty acres of the tract to Joseph Bauman, who built the stone tavern at the Gap, and lived there until 1814, and on the 15th of March in that year he sold it to Thomas Craig, in whose possession and that of his descendants it has been retained to the present.


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