Baumann, Joseph D.
Baumann, Christian M.
Early: 1828 - Late: 1889
A Family Register (Familien-Register) for Heinrich Bauman and Maria Mosser. It lists the birth, deaths, and marriage dates of this couple, and the birth dates of their seven children. The register entries are done in black, orange, green, red and mauve ink. They are as follows : "Familien-Register/ Heinrich Bauman - Ist Geboren Den 7 ten December im Jahr 1789 im Staate Pennsylvanen/ Maria Mosser, wurde Geboren den 6 ten Februar im Jahr 1795 in dem Staate Pennsylvanian/ Und sie Lebten in dem Ehestande 51 Jahre/ Heinrich Bauman, starb am 14 Mey, im Jahr 1866, im Alter von 76 Jahren, 5 Monaten und 7 Tagen./ Maria Bauman, Starb am 17 August, im Jahr 1868, im Alter von 73 Jahren, 6 Monaten, und 11 Tagen,/ kinder geboren wie folgt/ Levi Bauman, Geboren, Februar den 24 ten 1816/ Esther Bauman, Geboren. April den 17 ten, 1817/ Christian Bauman, Geboren, Januar den 26 ten 1819,/ Elisabeth Bauman, Geboren, November den 19 ten, 1820/ Maria Bauman, Geboren, October den 30 ten, 1822/ Fronica Bauman, Geboren, September. 7 ten 1824/ Anna Bauman, Geboren, Mey den 9 ten, 1828." This register is contained by a series of borders. From the outside in they are: a thin mauve line, a thick black line, a thin mauve line, black diamonds with black dots, and a thin mauve line. In all the corners, there are small mauve leaves.
Joseph D. Bauman
Henry and Maria moved to Canada in 1825 and came to Waterloo some time in May of that year. Their first place of settlement was on the "Beam Tract" near German Mills. They moved a few more times and eventually purchased lot No. 13, German Company's Tract, Woolwich Township. They moved there in 1827 and resided there until their deaths.
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The register was drawn by artist Joseph D. Bauman (1815-1889). The Bauman family roots were in Berks County, Pennsylvania, but he was born near Waterloo and farmed near St. Jacobs. Several bookplates, family records and pictorial drawings are attributed to him, and it appears that he was most active during the 1860's. His work is similar to that of Abraham Latschaw and Isaac Z. Hunsicker. He retained some elements from both of these early Fraktur artists, but he also copied motifs from printed forms. Bauman produced many drawings of trees and birds for children and grandchildren, with simple texts, as well as many family records which he lettered and embellished with geometric designs.
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Fraktur design based on Family Register by Jacob Shoemacher in Joseph Schneider Bible, 1821.