Genealogy Gottlieb Bumen
Gottlieb: Born 12/29/1832 in Kiechlinsberger, Baden, Germany to
Joseph Bumen and Clara Strobel. Gottlieb left Le Harve, France on
the Ship "Helvetia" and landed in the Port of New York on November
arrived in New York 12/01/1853, the only one of his family to come
to the US. Gottlieb married Amelia Franz about December 13, 1855 in
Jefferson Co., Indiana (License only). Gottlieb and Amelia had 11
children, John Ignatius "Knotz" Bumen, Amelia (Bumen) Zapp,
Christina (Bumen) Zapp, Mary (Bumen) Kahn, Kathryn (Bumen) Yunker,
Barbara C. (Bumen) McClelland, Elizabeth "Widdie" (Bumen) Hill,
Joseph A. Bumen, Josephine "Josie" (Bumen) Steinberger and 2 unknown
infants. He was studying to be a priest but he met and married Amelia Franz 12/13/1855 in Madison Indiana.
They had 2 boys and 7 girls, which included 2 sets of twins. He
died 7/19/1897 in Madison of Bright's Disease (affects kidneys) and
was buried at St. Patricks Cemetery in Madison.
Amelia "Mollie": Born
5/16/1832 in Overhausen, Baden Germany. She arrived in New
Orleans on 12/5/1854 on ship Heidelburg with her brother. (Note: Her
obit says she landed in New Orleans 1/1/1855 and came direct to
Madison.) She worked
for the Klein family in Madison. She died 11/15/1913 of
arterial sclerosis and senility. She and Gottlieb share a gravestone
at St. Patricks Cemetery.
Kathryn Gahan's letter to me dated 3/3/1991: The only time that I
remember seeing (Amelia Bumen) was by the roadside in front of the
home of Uncle Hans and Aunt Jose and my grandmother Catharine
Schnell Steinberger was staying there too. I was about 4 or 5 years
of age, sitting down in floor of the buggy at my Grandmother's feet. (No
seat belts!) We did not get out of the buggy. Amelia Bumen spoke
only German but it was easy to see that she was furious with
Grandmother Christina Bumen Zapp.
Gottlieb's birth record
Gottlieb Naturalization record, note
first name spelled Godlove
Gottlieb and Amelia's family record
Photocopy from Nancy Bumen Swift original,
Clearer copy may be coming soon
Joseph & Amelia
Bumen Family Home, N Madison IN
Kathryn Bumen Massing: Joe was an inventor
(reminded me of a little Thos. Jefferson) who had lots of neat
contraptions that he built as conveniences in this house.
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7 Daughters of Gottlieb and Amelia:
Christina Zapp, Molly Zapp, Barbara McClelland, <twins> Elizabeth
Mary Kahn, <twins> Kate Yunker, Josephine Steinberger
They had 2 sons, John I Bumen and
Joseph A Bumen
Molly and Christina Bumen, sisters, married
brothers, Phillip and Nicholas Zapp.
Gottlieb went back to Germany only one time, to
get his inheritance when his father died.
He supposedly buried it in
his cellar in Madison ($5,000 in gold pieces) and his son Joe is
reputed to have dug it up.
Gottlieb Bumen death announcement. He died
64 from Bright's Disease
Amelia Bumen death certificate, she died at age
81 of Arterial Sclerosis.
Her father listed: Jos France, he was born in Baden Germany.
Listed mother as born in Baden Germany.
Amelia Obituary Madison Herald.
Note: "She died at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. J. M.
Steinberger, on the Michigan Rd. She was born at Overhousen, Baden,
Gottlieb and Amelia's gravestone
Gottlieb's precious book collection is at Ball
State University, donated by Margaret. This collection needed a
constant temperature and humidity control due to it's age. These
books are by famous German authors, such as Schilling.
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