Hans BUMGARDNER b. abt 1712, in Basel, Switzerland. m. MARY (MNKn) b.? d. bef 1750. Hans (John) and Mary both died before their 40th birthdays.
Hans arrived in America on H.M.S. Samuel out of London, in Philadelphia August 11, 1732. He is listed as Hans or John Baumgertner, Baumgartner or Bumgardner, and he arrived with a Michiel or Michael Baumgartner who may have been a brother or relative. They were listed as Palatine Germans. Hans (John) was 21 years old at the time. Hans often used the name John, the shortened version or nickname for Johannes.He had another brother Christian who was never married that had come over in 1729. Hans (John) first settled in PA, then in Staunton, Augusta Co.VA. John's will was meticulous, and he apparently anticipated his death, having made a will, sold his home, land and belongings, and put all his affairs in order.
Christian purchased some land in 1784 with son Jacob as the witness. He was listed as being single in the 1783 and 1785 Virginia census.
Christian Bumgardner was a wagoneer and a soldier. He was a teenager during the years of the French and Indian War, and served with then Colonel Geo.Washington in 1754. He was made 'Lieutenant of Foot' in 1757. Christian fought at Valley Forge in 1778 with General George Washington. He also fought other battles of the Revolutionary War. There are records of his serving in Michael Reader's Company of Militia. He was sometimes known as 'Christley' and he also fought along with Jacob and John Bruner. Jacob Bruner was married to Christian's sister Mary, and John Bruner was their son, Christian's nephew.
Even though there are other records of Christian serving in the American Revolution, he is not listed in D.A.R.
Jacob and Patsy went to Kentucky in 1815 on horseback with Patsy
carrying their first child Mary Jane in her arms. They settled on
1500 acres on the Green River in Hart Co.,KY. Patsy died six weeks
after John B. Bumgardner's birth.
|1850 US Census: Hart County, Kentucky 2 Sept 1850. Enmumr: John W. Basset
Dwelling: 1079 Family 1077
Dwelling 1080 Family 1078
1850 Kentucky Census: Living in the James Jamison Household: With son Henry Harrison and daughter Christina Bumgardner, 12 yrs. old. 1880 Kentucky Census: Sarah was 64 yrs. old and she was a widow. She was living with Henry Harrison and grandchildren and children Martha E. and Samatha. Seems that Sarah consented to live with James Jamison 1850 and never married him. Henry is possibibly his son, and was given his Mother's maiden name Bumgardner.
ciiisiii 2008 Census Research:The 1880 Census shows that the Enumerator scribed in Sarah's name as:
The 1850 Census I have transcribed above lists Sarah E. age 29 with the Christian Bumgardner family. Next dwelling lists James Jameson, a Mill Wright and Sarah E. Jameson age 26.
|1860 US Census: District No. 2, Munfordville, Hart Co., Kentucky: Enumer: 19 June 1860
Dwelling:156 Family: 156
|1880 US Census: Munfordville Voting Precinct, Hart Co., Kentucky. 26 June 1880
Dwelling:412 Family: 419
Henry Harrison and Mary Zurelda Durham Bumgardner Family 1892
Geuda Springs, Kansas
Henry Harrison Bumgardner and his beloved Maxwell
Henry Harrison Bumgardner b. 27 Jul 1849, Munfordville, Hart Co.,KY d. abt 1924 m. Mary Zerelda Durham b. 4 Dec 1852 Hammondville, Hart Co, KY d. 27 Apr 1932, Geuda Springs, Sumner Co., KS
Children of Henry Harrison Bumgardner and Mary Zerelda Durham
|Kansas State Census 1895
|1910 US Census: Halton Township, Sumner Co., Kansas. Enumer: 2-3 May 1910.
Dwelling: 112 Family:113
1920 US Census:Arkansas City, Cowley Co., Kansas Enumer: 9 Sept. 1920
Dwelling 259 Family: 306
1930 US Census: Creswell Township, Cowley Co., Kansas. Enumer: 14 April 1930
Dwelling: 204 Family: 235
From: Ref: Henry L. Bumgardner, Sr. 'My Life' - Unpub.Book.©1995
Henry Harrison Bumgardner, or H.H. was born in the Mammoth Cave area in Hart County Kentucky, 27 July1849, and died at Arkansas City 25 April 1925 at age 76. He is buried at the Geuda Springs Cemetery. Grandpa told us that as a young man he sold small cakes and pies to the Union soldiers as they passed through western Kentucky during the Civil War. He was a man about 5ft 8in, powerful of chest and shoulder and arm, with narrow hips and legs. Apparently he was quite a wrestler as my dad said he had defeated several men quite a bit larger. He was of dark complexion with a full head of slightly gray hair and a big mustache. I remember he always held it out of his way to drink his coffee. He was quite a marksman ... Dad told us he went back to Kentucky with his father while still young. There was an old Colonel they visited who had made considerable money on Grandpa when he was young due to his marksmanship ability. Apparently he was a local champion in days when every man had to be a good hunter.
Mary Zerelda Durham was born December 4th, 1849(1852) in Bonnieville,Kentucky which is around the Bowling Green area. Her Grandfather, Thomas Lang, Jr. came from England in the late 1700's and purchased 19,000 acres outside of Bonnieville, Kentucky. He was a wealthy Scotchman and had also bought quite a large plantation in Virginia. This 19,000 acres in western Kentucky was extra land besides his Virginia plantation. The land was known as William Pollard's 19,000 acre survey. During this period of time the state of Kentucky was part of Virginia. The state of Virginia gave it's Revolutionary War soldiers land grants in the area. The grants were given to encourage settling of the area, but due to Indian troubles at this time, many sold their grants, some for as low as 10 cents an acre. A company was formed of nineteen citizens of Philadelphia who bought a tract of these grants covering 580,000 acres. William Pollard, one of the nineteen citizens acquired a tract of 31,000 acres and another of 19,000 acres. Pollard sold the 19,000 acre parcel to John Phillips in 1787 and in 1796 Phillips sold it to Thomas Lang who at that time was a citizen of Great Britain. It included fifteen of the original grants. Lang brought his family to America and settled in Virginia. They did not stay on the land much of the time because of Indian hostilities. It had only been a few years earlier (1779) that Daniel Boone had led a migration of about a hundred families through the Cumberland Gap at the lower corner of Virginia into Kentucky. A few years after Thomas and his wife passed away, his two daughters and son Alfred Lang came back to Kentucky to take possession of the land. When they arrived they discovered a number of squatters had taken possession of part of their land. Legal action was taken against these squatters. Some of them left their land, but many were able to keep what they had lived on for several years. Many of the families that squatted on the Lang land became leading citizens in the area through the years and many of their names appear in our family tree through the generations. Thomas Lang's daughter Mary Lang, that our immediate family goes back to, made several trips back to England in her lifetime as she tended to be homesick for the old country. Another great-grandaughter of Mary's that was born in 1899 remembered her mother talking about conversations with Mary Lang and her sister Hannah Lang. They had talked about how they had worked very hard and many could not go to school. They helped the 'old folks' make a living as there was no social security. Mary Lang described what a long trip it was back to England on the boat. She was able to get her sister Hannah to go back to England with her once but Hannah was more content in this country.
Ruth Estella Beery
Henry Ernest Bumgardner
Henry Ernest Bumgardner b. 8 Feb 1893 Geuda Springs,
Sumner Co.,KS d. 11 Apr 1982 Iola, Allen Co.,KS m. 1st wife:
Estella Beery b. 8 Aug 1894 Aston, Sumner Co., KS
d. 27 Apr 1932 Arkansas City, Cowley Co., KS (same day as
Henry's mother, Mary Z. Durham). m. 2nd wife: 'Billie'. m.
3rd wife: Hazel Rhodes.
Note: Claude M. Shawbell III: My Grandfather, Henry Earnest Bumgardner provided me with much of the Bumgardner-Beery information when I started genealogical research in 1961. His hand written original letter is in my archives.
Letter: by Henry Earnest Bumgardner:
My Dad, Henry Harrison, sold pies to the Army when he was 13 years old during the Civil War. I had the pleasure of going back to Kentucky with Dad and Mother when I was 8 years old. During the Civil War my Dad showed this Colonel how to cross the Green River, and he never lost any men. My Dad he never forgot. We stayed with the old Colonel on our visit. The Colonel had five old maid daughters and they took me everywhere they went. They had a lot of fine gated horses and we went riding every day. When my Dad was about 18 years old, the Colonel had a Gunsmith make my Dad a cap and ball rifle as a Gift. I was awfully small at 8 years old but this old Colonel and his home and daughters I've never forgotton. They lived in Louisville, Kentucky. Henry E. Bumgardner
Children of Henry Ernest Bumgardner and Ruth Estella Beery