An American Family History

Henry (Heinrich) Bauman

Bauman is also spelled Baughman, Baumann, Boman, and Bowman.
Carbon County, Pennsylvania was created in 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania was first settled about 1730 and officially constituted in 1812 with the division of Northampton County.

Henry (Heinrich) Bauman (Bowman) was born September 13, 1781 in Towamensing, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. His parents ere Heinrich Bauman and Catherine Dreisbach.

He married Susannah Eberhard. Susanah was born June 5, 1788 in Towamensing Township.

Henry and Susannah's children included:
Daniel Bauman (1806),
Sarah Bauman Hagenbuch (1808, married Reuben Hagenbuch),
Adam Bauman,
Rebecca Bauman Yarrington (1810, married Zebulon B. Yarrington),
Rachel Bauman Haintz (1815, married Jonathan Haintz),
Susanna Bauman Berlin (1817),
Mary Ann Bauman Lehr (1819, married August Lehr),
Joseph Bauman (1821),
William Bauman (1829) and
an Unknown Daughter Butler.

Henry received a pension for his service in the War of 1812. His 1866 application said:

Henry Bauman was first Lieutenant and was mustered in under Colonel Neighley and was mustered out under colonel Hutter and Spearing was his General. John Zieginfus was a substitute for Andred Ziegenfus his brother in the same company and Peter Solt was out for himself also in the same company and John Shafer was their captain.

In 1850 the household was in Lower Towamensing Township and consisted of Henry Bowman age 69, Susannah age 62, William age 20 and 31 year old Thomas Hontz.

About 1855, Dennis Parry and Henry Bauman built an anthracite blast furnace in Parryville run by water power from the Pohopoco Creek.

In 1860 Henry and Susannah were both 72 and the post office was Parryville.

Henry died on January 3, 1873. He is buried at St John's Towamensing Church Cemetery in Palmerton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Children of Heinrich Bauman
and Catherine Dreisbach

  • Susanna Barbara Bauman Kern
  • John Dieter Bauman
  • Anna Maria Bauman Schneider (Snyder)
  • Christina Bauman Branstetter
  • Henry Bauman
  • In the War of 1812 (1812-1815) the United States declared war on England because of trade restrictions, impressment, and British support for Indian attacks. They signed the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814 after reaching a stalemate.




    History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania by Lehigh County Historical Society

    Henry Bauman, son of Henry and Catharine (Dreisbach) Bauman, settled at what was known as Hassertville, where he died at the age of ninety-two years He married Miss Kuntz and had ten children:
    Sarah, wife of Reuben Hagenbuch, of Lehighton;
    Susanna, wife of a tavern-keeper, near Kresgeville, named Berlin;
    Mrs. Butler, of Nesquehoning;
    Rachel, wife of Jonathan Haintz, of East Penn;
    Mary, wife of August Lehr; and
    Rebecca, wife of Dr. Yarrington, of Easton.


    from The History of the Counties of Lehigh & Carbon by Alfred Mathews and Austin N. Hungerford

    Henry Bauman, his brother, settled on a farm about one mile north of Lehigh Gap, on the north bank of the Lehigh River, where he spent his entire lifetime. He too reared a large family, and died at the age of ninety-two.


    Henry Bowman, the brother John D., settled at what was known as Hassertville, and owned land on the other side of the river, opposite where his son Joseph now lives. 
    William, and
    Joseph are sons of Henry. 

    Of the daughters of Henry,
    Sarah married Reuben Hagenbuch, who kept hotel for many years at Lehighton, and later kept the lock at Bowmansville. 
    Susanna married ____ Berlin, who kept tavern near Kresgeville. 
    Another married a Mr. Butler, of Nesquehoning. 
    Rachel became Mrs. Jonathan Haintz, of East Penn. 
    Mary married August Lehr, who for some years kept a tavern at Hassertsville, and
    Rebecca married Dr. Yarrington, of Easton.

    Bowmansville, Pennsylvania is in Brecknock Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    A plaintiff (plt, plte, plt) or orator is the person who brings a case against another.
    A defendant (def tf) is a person accused of a crime or someone challenged in a civil case.

    Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court, Volume 26 by Pennsylvania. Supreme Court, United States. Circuit Court (3rd Circuit)

    On the trial, before Dheher, P. J., the jury found a special verdict, which, as afterwards amended, was as follows:

    We find that the title to the premises in dispute and described in the plaintiff's writ of ejectment was in Augustus Lehr on October 25, 1860, and that on said day said Augustus Lehr and wife by deed conveyed the same [title] to Charles Albright, in trust for the sole and separate use of said Mary Ann Lehr, wife of Augustus Lehr, during her natural life, with power to said Albright as trustee to sell and convey the same or any part of the same in fee simple upon the written direction of said Mary Ann Lehr, and containing the following further provisions, "and from and after the decease of said Mary Ann Lehr, the said estate is to be the property of said Augustus Lehr."

    That on the 31st day of March, 1869, the, said Augustus Lehr and wife, and said Charles Albright, trustee, leased the said premises to Adolph Reich, his heirs and assigns, for the term of thirty years, for the purpose of mining ore, etc.

    That said lease was forfeited by reason of nonperformance of the covenants therein contained, and was on the 20th day of May, 1875, renewed for the term of twenty-four years by the said parties by writing indorsed thereon, dated May 20, 1875.

    That the Standard Metallic Paint Company, the plaintiff, is the owner of the said lease to Adolph Reich above referred to by title acquired subsequent to the sale and deed hereinafter referred to by Lehr's administrator to Wilson Kline, and with notice of said sale having taken place.

    That on August 27, 1868, William Bauman obtained a judgment against Augustus Lehr and Mary Ann Lehr his wife, in the Court of Common Pleas of Carbon County, for $800, which judgment was revived against said parties defendant August 26, 1873, and June 20, 1878, by amicable revival.

    That on September 5, 1867, said Augustus Lehr and Mary Ann Lehr his wife, made and executed to C. M. Runk their mortgage upon the premises in dispute in this case for the sum of five hundred dollars, which said mortgage was on March 14, 1872, duly recorded in the office for recording of deeds at Mauch Chunk.

    That on March 4, 1875, Nathan Weiler obtained a judgment in the Court of Common Pleas of Carbon County, against Augustus Lehr, which was revived within the term of five years from the date of its entry. That said several judgments and said mortgage remained unsatisfied and unpaid at the death of said Mary Ann Lehr and said Augustus Lehr.

    That said Mary Ann Lehr died in the month of March, 1878, intestate, and no letters of administration were ever granted upon her estate.

    That said Charles Albright died September 28, 1880.

    That said Augustus Lehr died February 27, 1883, intestate, and letters of administration upon his estate were granted to J. C. Kreamer according to law.

    That said J. C. Kreamer. administrator, presented a petition to the Orphans' Court of Carbon County, setting forth that the personal estate of said Augustus Lehr was not sufficient to pay his just debts, and annexing a list of them, and amongst them the judgments of Henry Bauman and Nathan Weiler and the mortgage of C. M. Runk above referred to, and praying for an order to sell the real estate for payment of debts, whereupon at April Term, 1883, the Court decreed a sale of the premises in dispute in this case for the payment of the debts of the said Augustus Lehr.

    That in pursuance of the order and decree of said Orphans' Court, and the Act of Assembly, a sale was made at the premises described in plaintiff's writ for the payment of the debts of said Augustus Lehr, deceased (amongst them the judgments and mortgage above referred to), to Wilson Kline...

    That after the delivery of said deed to the paid Wilson Kline by said J. C. Kreamer, administrator, said Wilson Kline made a lease in writing to the said Prince Manufacturing Company for the said premises, and that at the time of the plaintiff's writ, said Prince Manufacturing Company was in possession of said premises tinder said lease from said Kline.


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