If you are researching this line, you'll want to read "The Life Of Jonathan Bowman", written by Jonathan Bowman, son of Samuel Bauman, grandson of this Jacob Bauman, in 1908. http://notheathersgen.blogspot.com/2015/12/life-of-jonathan-bowman-1821-1908.html
Born: Feb 1 1752 in Germany
Born: Feb. 3, 1758
One of the girls was married to a Harter. This Andrew Harter of Osnaburg, she was his great grandmother, and one was married to Jacob Clark, and the youngest was married to Peter Redinger (Hettinger), Both are buried at Osnaburg, and the Clarks are burled at Paris, The Clarks' family are all dead, and so are the Redingers, except one Mrs. Manda --- of Osnaburg.
I forgot to mention that Jacob and Hannah Bowman are buried on their own land. There is a log church and a small cemetery on the farm.
My Grandfather Bowman must have lived close to the Susquehanna River, for my father used to talk so much about fishing in that river in the daytime, and after night, they would set their nets in the evening, and in the morning, get buckets full of fish, mostly shad, in the spring of the year, I cannot recollect anything of their names or of towns or post office. They used to write Henry, but of their post office address, I know nothing, except the County was Northumberland." - http://notheathersgen.blogspot.com/2015/12/life-of-jonathan-bowman-1821-1908.html
1817 - Several of the Bauman Children go to Ohio
About 1817 several of Jacob's children and their families went to Stark Co. Ohio. Jacob, Jr., Samuel, Jacob Clark and Peter Rettinger bought land there and stayed. John Bauman, John Clark and Samuel Geise went to Ohio but later returned to Pennsylvania. A Jacob Bauman was on the tax list of Stark Co. Ohio in 1810.
" In the spring of 1817 they with several other families went to Stark County Ohio. The journey took about 4 weeks. They slept in covered wagons, did their own cooking and each family brought a cow and a big dog with them. They live for year in a log cabin about 1 mile from the public square of Canton Ohio." Source - The Bowman Family by Mildred Bowman & Carolyn Stahl, 1968
When they moved to Ohio in the spring of 1817, there were quite a lot of them. It took about four weeks to make the trip. They all slept In their covered wagons and done their own cooking. Each family had a cow and a big dog, I will give you their names, as far as I can remember, Samuel Bowman and family, Jacob Bowman and family, John Bowman and family, Jacob Clark and family, (John) Daniel Clark and family, and there was a Geise and family (Samuel Geise), John Bowman and the Geise families lived one year where we live, and then moved back to Pennsylvania, Samuel Bowman lived one year southwest of Canton (Ohio), about one mile from the public square on the west side of Nimeshillin Creek, in a log cabin, then moved in the woods where my brother Isaac lives now. Jacob Bowman moved to Pike Township, where my cousin, Samuel Bowman lives. Jacob Clark was married to a sister of Samuel Bowman, and lived east of them till his death. Of Daniel Clark, I know but very little , I mind of seeing him, and that is all . At one time , he lived where Mr. Tinkler now lives, but what became of him, I do not know. - Jonathan Bowman, son of Samuel Bowman, grandson of Jacob http://notheathersgen.blogspot.com/2015/12/life-of-jonathan-bowman-1821-1908.html
1829 - Jacob wrote his will
02 Jan 1829
He wrote his will, which was proved 30 Mar 1829.
Abraham Trautman and Jacob Trautman were witnesses.
His sons, John and Henry, and his son-in-law Peter Rettinger were appointed executors. John renounced his right to serve by signing with an X.
The will was written in German.
WILL OF JACOB BAUMAN
Northumberland CO. PA.
January 1, 1829
IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. 1, Jacob Bauman of Upper Mahony Township,
Northumberland County, in the State of Pennsylvania, am weak and sick,
but still retain my memory and reason, but when I contemplated the uncertainty of life
and the certainity of death, I concluded I would make my Last Will and Testament
as follows, viz:
In the first place, I commit my soul into the hands of my God, who gave it and
my body to the earth, which I wish to have buried in a Christian manner.
And as regards my worldly possessions which God has been pleased to give me,
I bequeath as follows:
I give and grant unto my son Henry,
the plantation upon which I now reside which contains
one hundred and thirty-one (13I) and ninety-eight (98) rods,
with allowances with all that is thereon erected and building and the
two young horses,
one heifer that is with calf,
the two calfs,
one new chest,
one bed and bedstead,
he can take his choice;
he can take his choice;
the grain, all that is in the ground at the time of my death,
the above-named property shall all be his for four hundred and sixty
dollars and sixty-eight cents ($460.68), for which I have made a deed.
He shall pay on the first of April next, one hundred dollars, and from three years after
the same date, he shall pay forty dollars and after that, every year on the same
date, pay forty dollars, until all is paid, the above-named property and deed I
keep in my possession, as long as I live. N.B.
The use of the house and farming utensils he shall also have three years after my death,
after which it shall come into the hands of my executors.
Secondly, the land that I do not sell, my Executors shall sell and give a deed
for it for the highest that they can get and as regards my movable property,
I give my children,
Elizabeth, the widow of Mathias Herter,
Susanna, wife of Jacob Clark,
Polly, wife of John Clark,
Hannah, the wife of Samuel Geise,
Sally the wife of Peter Rettinger or to the children of the above-named persons,
it may be delt out equally and out of my property shall my funeral,
a tombstone for me and for my wife be paid. N.B. And if one or the
other charges yearle wages, it shall be deducted from their inheritance.
And finally I appoint my two sons, John and Henry,
and my son-in-law Peter Rettinger
as the executors of this my last will and testament.,
which is made by me and I declare this to be my last will and testament.
Subscribed with my own hand and seal on the second day of January, one thousand
eight hundred and twenty-nine
Jacob Bauman (seal)
"The cover page of "The History of the Jacob Bowman Family", written by John Brady Bowman, contains much the same information as he outlined on the "The Samuel Bowman Family", This information Includes the names of the children of Jacob Bauman and his wife, Susanna Bruch, the names of the persons they married, the names of the married children who migrated to Stark County, Ohio, the names of the married children who remained in
These pages are posted all over ancestry, with no source or description as to who wrote them. Page 4 appears to be missing - or perhaps page 5 was misnumbered?
I have Jacob BOWMAN(1752-1829) m Susanna BRUCH (1758-1827) with ch: Jacob, Jr, Samuel (1779-1856), John, Elizabeth, Mary , Catharine, Hannah, Sarah (m Peter RETTINGER), Henry & Susanna. This is from "Records of the Klinger Church, Dauphin Co, PA, Including Bowman & Klinger Families" compiled by Mary Ellen Bowman, 1975. Have you seen it? It contains a piece - "Life of Jonathan Bowman" - written by Jonathan, s/o Samuel, which also indicates that Susanna was the youngest. It seems that my Peter & family moved to OH later that Samuel & Jacob, Jr. His son, Benjamin was bp at Klinger's Ch in 1822, so it was aft. that. Jonathan indicates that John BOWMAN, Susanna & husb Jacob CLARK, Mary & husb John Daniel CLARK, & Hannah & husb Samuel GEISE all went together c1817, with John BOWMAN & Hannah (BOWMAN) GEISE & fams returning to Pa. He mentions his brother, Daniel, as the oldest, m to Susanna LOVELL.
The book mentioned above is online here:
A Jacob Bauman with this household composition was listed in Dauphin Co. Pa. and in Montgomery Co. Pa.The Dauphin Co. Baumans were still there in 1800 after "our" Jacob had moved to Nor. Co. The one listed on Page 159 of the census index in Montgomery Co. Is a likely candidate for "our' Jacob Bauman for the following reasons:
1. A Jacob Bauman, son of Jacob and Susanna, was baptized at the New Hanover Church Phila. (Later became Montgomery Co. ) Pa. in 1777. The date corresponds with the birth date of "our" Jacob's son. Grandparents were Jacob And Susannah Bauman.
2. A Jacob Bauman was taxed in New Hanover Twp in 1782.
3. A birth record for Susanna Bruch was found at the Tohican Reformed Church in Bucks Co. Pa. 04 Sep 1757 daughter of Mathias Bruch and Anna Barbara.
This is relatively close to New Hanover Twp. This varies by 6 months from the date on her tombstone, but it is close enough to be considerd "our" Susannah.
4. A death record for Anna Catherine Bruch was recorded at New Hanover Church 23 Sep. 1784. She died at age 80 years, 19days.
5 The grandmother recorded at the birth of Jacob Bauman in 1777 may be the Susannah LEFFINGER (Lessinger, Leisinger) that family tradition gives as a name of Jacob's wife.