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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 377-78


H[iram]. M[ack]. BAUMANN, engaged in farming and stock-raising on section 4, Lincoln Township, is a native of Pennsylvania, born April 20, 1852, a son of J. G. and Hannah (KLINGINSMITH) BAUMANN, who were natives of Germany and Pennsylvania respectively, the father being the oldest settler of Ringgold County. Our subject was brought by his parents to Iowa in an early day, locating first in Jefferson County, and a short time later came to Ringgold County, and there he experienced many of the privations as well as the pleasures of pioneer life. The surround country was then in a state of nature, and Indians and wild animals were the principal inhabitants.

H. M. BAUMANN was reared to agricultural sursuits, and received his education in the district schools. He has lived on his present farm since coming to this county, and is the owner of 320 acres of chice land, which has been acquired by years of toil and industry, and he is classed among the prosperous agriculturists of Lincoln Township.

He was united in marriage to Miss Emma A. ___, who was born in Pennsylvania, December 15, 1852. They have seven children - Harry R., born May 1, 1876; Laura E., born April 21, 1878; E. M., born July 18, 1879; John A., born December 28, 1880; Ida L., born October 10, 1882; Ada H., born April 26, 1884, and an infant yet unnamed, born March 19, 1886.

In politics Mr. BAUMANN affiliates with the Republican party. Mr. BAUMANN has on his farm a very fine orchard covering three acres. his residence and farm buildings are comfortable and commodious, and everything about his place betokens the thrift and care of its owner.

NOTE: Johann Gottlieb "John" BAUMANN was born May 4, 1817, Rohr, Baden-Wuerttemberg, German, the son of Peter BAUMANN (1780-1835) and Elisabeta Ursula BAUMANN (1779-1832). Johann married in Pennsylvania on March 1, 1838 to Hannah Jane KLINGINSMITH. Hannah was born May 20, 1811, West Salem, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Peter KLINGINSMITH (1776-1842) and Catherine (SMITH) (1777-1816). The BAUMANNS were residing in Ringgold County, Iowa, by 1870 where Johann died at age 72 on March 28, 1890, and Hannah died at age 87 on March 1, 1899; they were interred at Grove Chapel, Lincoln Township of Ringgold County, Iowa. Johann and Hannah were the parents of six children: Sarah C. BAUMANN; Harriet BAUMANN (1839-1897); Simon Peter BAUMANN (1840-1915); Maria BAUMANN (1846-1946); Mary Ann BAUMANN (1849-1926); Hiram Mack BAUMANN (1852-1909).

Simon Peter "Pete" BAUMANN was born September 12, 1840, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and died June 22, 1915, in Lincoln Township of Ringgold County, Iowa. Simon's wife Dorothy was born in 1841, and died July 12, 1916. Simon and Dorothy were interred at Grove Chapel in Lincoln Township of Ringgold County, Iowa.

Mary Ann BAUMANN was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1849, and died September 27, 1926 at Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa. Mary Ann married 1st in 1862 to Norman James ALLEN, and they were the parents of Hannah Jane, John F., Agnes, Frank, and Norman Jr. Mary Ann married 2nd in Ringgold County, Iowa January 4, 1872 to Nelson Steward DAVENPORT, born January 23, 1848, DeWitt County, Illinois, and died February 1, 1936. Mary Ann was interred at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, Iowa. Nelson was interred at Grove Chapel, Ringgold County, Iowa. Mary Ann and Nelson were the parents of: Eva Lettie (DAVENPORT) (1872-1935); Hattie Marcia (DAVENPORT) (1874-1950); Roy (1876-1933), interred at Grove Chapel; John S. (1878-; Peter Logan DAVENPORT (1882-1954); Hannah Lillian (DAVENPORT) HAYES (1884-1954; and, Oscar B. DAVENPORT (1886-1901), interred at Grove Chapel.

Hiram Mack BAUMANN was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, on April 19, 1852, and died at the age of 57 Years on October 31, 1909, Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas. Hiram married in Iowa on March 24, 1875 to Emma Alice CORT, who was born December 15, 1852, Chambersberg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Mary Ann (CARTER) CORT. Emma Alice (CORT) BAUMANN died September 7, 1931. Hiram and Emma were the parents of eight children:

1) Harry Ross BAUMANN, born May 1, 1876, Ringgold Co. IA; died 13 Dec 1955, age 79
    married 1911 KS Lena GINGRICH (?-1937)

2) Laura Ellen BAUMANN, born April 21, 1878, Ringgold Co. IA; died 20 Jan 1964, age 85
    married 1904 James Brent COLE
    Children: Nellie Laverne, Lary Lurene, Rolland B. and Donald

3) Elsie May BAUMANN, born July 18, 1879, Ringgold Co. IA; died 18 Apr 1972, age 92
    married 1899 IA David McMANUS
    Children: Gertrude, Lucille, Anna, Alice, Mary Pearl, son McMANUS

4) John Arthur BAUMANN, born December 28, 1880, Ringgold Co. IA; died 15 Mar 1962, age 81
    married 1st 1904 Kate Armida EVERETT (1884-1949)
    Children: Mildred Lorene, Lee, Harold Eugene, Earl E.
    married 2nd Mary O. ORTIZ
    Child: Emery Mack

5) Ida Lurene BAUMANN
    born October 10, 1882, Ringgold Co. IA; died 03 Nov 1971, Ottawa KS, age 89
    married 1901 William McDONALD (1877-1937)
    Child: Leo McDONALD, born 1902

6) Ada Belle BAUMANN
    born April 24/26, 1884, Ringgold Co. IA; died 18 May 1984, Ottawa KS, age 100
    married 1908 KS Elliott Horace SEYLER (1884-1945)
    Children: Emery Lou; Helen Lorraine, Vera Corrine, Mary Alice, and Edna M.

7) Emery S. BAUMANN, born March 1886, Ringgold Co. IA; died May 26, 1961
    married 1904 Ethel Pearl HARRISON (1886-1959)
    Children: Paul Emery, John Mack, Mary Evelyn, Robert Arthur, Lynn Harrison, Loree Bertha, Allen, and Emma Ruth

8) Mary Hannah BAUMANN, born June 29, 1889, Ringgold Co. IA; died July 2, 1953, age 64
    married John H. STOVER

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 377-78, 1887.

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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