Bumen Family Genealogy
The Bumen / Baumann Story
As told to Brigitte Spechtmeier by the priest at Kieschlinsbergen.
Some of the historic details were in an article in the newspaper.
In 1630 The plague swept through villages in Germany, killing entire families. There were many houses standing empty. Johannes Baumann came to Kieschlinsbergen, Germany from Switzerland at this time because they had very little food or money. Johannes and his family moved into one of the vacant houses. The Kieschlinsbergen church record books first record Johannes parents, Adam and Verone (pronounced "Verina") Baumann, but there are no Swiss records that would show their parents and families before them. Brigitte learned that the Swiss records were destroyed in a church fire years ago. Brigitte hoped to find those records, as she lives in Switzerland and if she could prove that her ancestors had lived in Switzerland she would have paid less money to the government when their daughter was getting her drivers license and also some taxes would be lower. She could not find any trace of the family records in Switzerland.
Descendants from Adam and Verone Baumann
Kieschlinsbergen Church Record Books
Adam Baumann (b circa 1608) & Verone Staubin
Son: Anton Baumann b 1712 m 11/3/1738 to Catherine Witesrin she d 8/16/1747
Son: Mathias Baumann
b 2/9/1745 m 1/29/1776 to Agatha Dolverin b 7/27/1741 she d
4/22/1814 he d 11/30/1804
Son: Jakob Bumen (Sp changed) b 7/14/1781 m
11/22/1802 to M. Anna Rusenberger b 1/13/1780
Joseph and Clara's children listed, Gotlieb, b
1832, "Amerika 1853"
and Clara had a son,
Sebastian had a son, Jakob, b 6/24/1862, who had a son Leo m Frieda, they had a daughter, Elizabeth Baumann Kammerdiener who had Brigitte.
Joseph Bumen (b. 1807) was the son of Jakob Bumen (b. 1781) and his first wife Marianna.
owned a very large home with land in Germany. We visited her there. The property was worth
over $2,000,000 according to her daughter, Brigitte.
Brigitte said that her family knew that Sebastian always wanted to come to America, as Gottlieb told them how wonderful it was. However, his wife, Magdalena was very rich and he had to marry her. This made Sebastian very wealthy but Magdalena had no interest in leaving her homeland.
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