Ethel May Saum1

F, b. January 1900
     Ethel May Saum was born in January 1900 at Montgomery Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Charles W. Saum and Margaret (?)1

Citations

  1. [S288] 1900 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Films 1306 - 8; FHL #1241306-8.

Etta Saum

F, b. 15 January 1868, d. 25 June 1868
     Etta Saum was born on 15 January 1868. She was the daughter of Henry M. Saum and Amy M. Stith. Etta Saum died on 25 June 1868.

Eva Saum

F, b. 1811, d. 25 August 1894
     Eva Saum was born in 1811 at Greensbury, Westmoreland Co., PA. She was the daughter of Matthias Saum Jr. and Elizabeth Kohl. Eva Saum married John Arnett on 23 December 1831 at Montgomery Co., OH. Eva Saum married Jacob Arnett on 30 August 1840 at Allen Co., OH. Eva Saum died on 25 August 1894 at Moulton Twp., Auglaize Co., OH.

Eva Saum

F, b. circa 1832
     Eva Saum was born circa 1832 at OH Single as of 1870. She was the daughter of Matthias Saum and Catherine Stahl.

Evaline Saum1

F, b. circa 1858
     Evaline Saum was born circa 1858 at Jackson Twp., Montgomery Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of John Saum and Anna A. (?)1

Citations

  1. [S969] 1860 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Rolls 1013 - 1015; FHL #805013 - 5.

Eveline B. Saum

F, b. 1873, d. 1873
     Eveline B. Saum died in 1873 at Montgomery Co., OH. She was born in 1873 at Montgomery Co., OH. She was the daughter of Joseph Saum and Martha Catherine Gebhart. Eveline B. Saum was buried in 1873 at Muger Cemetery, Miami Twp., Montgomery Co., OH, Remains later relocated to a mass grave at David's Cemetery on Far Hills Avenue.

Frederick Saum

M, b. 16 February 1762, d. 23 January 1849
     Frederick Saum was born on 16 February 1762 at Virginia. He was the son of Nicholas Saum. Frederick Saum married Catherine Caley. Frederick Saum died on 23 January 1849 at New Market Twp., Highland Co., OH, at age 86. He was buried in January 1849 at Old Dutch Cemetery, New Market, Highland Co., OH.

Children of Frederick Saum and Catherine Caley

Frederick Saum1

M, b. March 1855
     Frederick Saum was born in March 1855 at Hamer Twp., Highland Co., OH, Birth date per 1900 census.1 He was the son of John Saum and Barbara Rhodes.1 Frederick Saum married Rebecca (?) circa 1882.

Child of Frederick Saum and Rebecca (?)

Citations

  1. [S232] 1860 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 987; FHL #803987.

George Saum

M, b. 22 April 1814, d. 1908
     George Saum was born on 22 April 1814 at Highland Co., OH. He was the son of Jacob Saum and Barbara Maurer. George Saum married Susannah Stringley, daughter of Jacob Stringley and Elizabeth Wanamaker, on 29 May 1834 at Warren Co., IN. George Saum died in 1908 Obituary (per Findagrave.com):

George Saum Born April 22, 1814 In the death of George Saum there passed away one of Jones county's prominent and honored pioneer residents. His history is worthy of appreciation for his life was characterized by many sterling qualities, and the work which he. did in the development and improvement of this section of the state was of a most important character. He was born in Highland county, Ohio, April 22, 1814, and was a son of Jacob Saum.

As the name indicates the family is of German lineage, and was founded in America by the grandfather of George Saum, who held official position in the commissary department of the continental army under Washington. In 1828 Jacob Saum removed with his family from Ohio to Warren county,
Indiana, so that the experiences of pioneer life in the latter state were familiar to George Saum during the period of his youth. He continued in Indiana during the ages of fourteen and twenty-five years and in 1838 made his first trip to Iowa, stopping on the Indian reserve in Lee county. He made temporary location there with his family but in June, 1839, removed to Jones county, settling at Walnut Grove, Rome township. His family then numbered a wife and three children J. D., afterward of Olin; Nicholas, who became a resident of Mechanicsville, Iowa, and died February 1, 1907; and Polly A., who became Mrs. Robert Johnson, of Anamosa.

Mr. Saum's first purchase of land was one hundred and sixty acres which is still in the possession of the family. Through some mistake Orville Cronkhite entered eighty acres of the same quarter which Mr. Saum was improving, and the latter gave him his note for one hundred dollars with twenty per cent interest. He succeeded in wiping out the indebtedness in two years, although that was at a time when money was very scarce in the neighborhood. On reaching the farm the family camped under a bur oak tree, but Mr. Saum at once began the construction of a good log house, and although it contained only one room it was sixteen by eighteen feet. In its building he had the assistance of the few men who were then living in the district. His possessions, aside from his land, consisted of a yoke of oxen, an old wagon and a pony which would not have sold for a sum sufficient to enable him to discharge his indebtedness, which amounted to eighty dollars. Walnut Grove at that time contained about six hundred acres of good timber land. The well known Tom Green afterward a resident of Wyoming, a man of the Daniel Boone type in some of his sterling traits of character, also located at Walnut Grove and
the two married sisters. They were also associated in the purchase of three hundred and twenty acres of land held as a claim by William Hamilton, and each thus secured eighty acres of prairie and eighty acres of timber land. Mr. Green attended the government land sales in Dubuque in July, 1840, completed the entry of the three hundred and twenty acres and paid for it.

After arriving in the county Mr. Saum bent his energies to general agricultural pursuits and continued to reside upon his farm until 1878. As the years passed he prospered in his undertakings and became the owner of about sixteen hundred acres in Jones county and four hundred acres in Cedar county. About 1874 he divided up something like sixteen hundred acres between his eight children, and at that time he closed out his other business interests. For three or four years, however, he continued to reside in Anamosa and in Davenport, after which he went to California, where he devoted twenty years to horticultural pursuits. In the meantime he had been one of the early horticulturists of Jones county, for in the spring of 1842 he bought from an old Quaker from Richmond, Indiana, about one hundred apple trees and a few pear and cherry trees, which he planted on his farm in Rome township. The apple
trees were soon in good bearing and for years thereafter he made display of his fruit at the county fairs, thus giving tangible evidence to the unbelieving of what could be done in the line of fruit production on the Iowa prairies. He was likewise the pioneer in the introduction of thoroughbred shorthorn cattle, for in 1846 he brought to the county
three cows and an imported bull, locomotive, which had been purchased in England by a Kentucky company. Cattle then sold at a very low figure, but Mr. Saum purchased his shorthorns at a cost of a little over one hundred dollars each. He had to borrow a part of the money, but be determined to have the best stock ' and the wisdom of his course was demonstrated. His farm work was at all times actuated by the spirit of progress and improvement, and he was among the first to introduce the improved farm machinery which invention gave to the agriculturist. In 1844 he purchased the first McCormick reaper brought into the county and with it cut his own wheat and oats and also assisted his neighbors. This reaper was sold a year later for another and afterward that was replaced
by a third, having a Moore attachment. In those days the plows used had wooden mold--boards, and Mr. Saum was among the first to learn of the manufacture of steel plows-made by John Deere of Grand De Tour, Illinois. He then handled plows for Mr. Deere for six or seven years, selling to the farmers of the community, and although he trusted them
for payment he never lost a cent. As previously stated, Mr. Saum had three children when he came to Iowa. Seven children were born unto him and his wife at Walnut Grove, of whom one died in infancy. The death of the mother occurred on the home farm May 22, 1873, and in 1874 Mr. Saum married Miss Cordelia Huggins, of Anamosa, a sister of Burrill Huggins, now of Indianola. In 1879 they removed to Healdsburg, California, Mr. Saum there giving his attention to fruit culture for twenty years. Throughout this period, however, he considered Anamosa his real home and in 1899 returned to this city. His last years were there passed, and he delighted in recounting incidents of pioneer life and recalling the conditions which then existed in contrast with the improvements and progress that was made. His memory
formed a connecting link between the primitive past and the prosperous present. In early times he did everything possible to stimulate growth and development here along lines that would work for the betterment of the community. Denied but the most meager educational advantages in his own youth, he always advocated education and in 1842 opened the first school in Walnut Grove, giving the first log cabin which he had erected to be used for school purposes. Two years later he and his hired man cut down trees, hauled the logs together, gathered in the neighbors and put up a new schoolhouse which they seated with puncheon benches. Occasionally a church service was held in this schoolhouse, the scattered families of the region coming to hear the gospel proclaimed by
some circuit rider. The Sunday school was always carried on quite regularly there. In their earlier years Mr. and Mrs. Saum were devoted members of the United Brethren church, and at all times his life was upright and honorable. It was a matter of deep rejoicing to him that Iowa won for herself such prominent place in the Union through the utilization of her natural resources and the development of her varied interests. He lived here at a time when Dubuque, Davenport and Muscatine were the only markets for wheat, corn, oats, pork, cattle and even for butter and eggs. He was always an optimist, a man of large views of present possibilities and still larger views of the possibilities and achievements of the future. "On more than one occasion has he given free rein to thought and imagination," said one who knew him well, "we have been greatly impressed with his remarkably clear grasp of national character in all the higher elements of greatness and power and in America's supreme eminence and present and ultimate influence among the nations of the earth. Faith in the future was an inborn characteristic of his nature and this was what brought him to Iowa six years before the state was admitted to the Union, it being only a wilderness inherited by Indians, while deer, elk and rattlesnakes were among its natural products. This unquenchable spirit in those years of privation,
trackless prairies and bridgeless streams, made Mr. Saum not only a pioneer but a heroic helper and leader in securing for himself and for his fellow workers every available instrumentality in education and in material equipment necessary for the founding and building of a state. His greatest pride was in Iowa and in her steady growth he wrought well his part and to him and those who labored with him is Iowa largely indebted for her peerless record among the commonwealths of the Union."

Mr. Saum spent his last years in the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Peet, save the last week when he was at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Johnson, where he passed away at the age of ninety-four years. His life was one of success, judged not only by what he accomplishes for himself but by the high standard of success in what he did for others,As a leader in lines of progress he did much both directly and indirectly for the county, and at all times he was ready to assist another by word of advice or encouragement or through a substantial aid. He was one of the best known and most honored of the pioneers of Jones county.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S.
J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 158.

He was buried in 1908 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Pioneer Twp., Cedar Co., IA.

Children of George Saum and Susannah Stringley

Citations

  1. [S620] 1860 Federal Census, Jones County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 328; FHL #803328.

George Saum1

M, b. circa 1841
     George Saum was born circa 1841 at Highland Co., OH.1 He was the son of John Saum and Barbara Rhodes.1

Citations

  1. [S232] 1860 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 987; FHL #803987.

George Adam Saum

M, b. 23 March 1797, d. April 1836
     George Adam Saum was born on 23 March 1797 at Saumsville, Shenandoah Co., VA. He was the son of Frederick Saum and Catherine Caley. George Adam Saum married Susannah Henderson, daughter of Nathan Henderson and Mary Thompson, on 4 November 1819 at Highland Co., OH. George Adam Saum died in April 1836 at Highland Co., OH, at age 39.

Child of George Adam Saum and Susannah Henderson

George Henry Saum1

M, b. 24 February 1887
     George Henry Saum was born on 24 February 1887 at Reading Twp., Perry Co., OH.1 He was the son of Jacob Jefferson Saum and Isabella Thomas.1 George Henry Saum married Georgia Freiberg, daughter of George B. Freiberg and Anna (?), circa 1912 at Denver Co. (probably), CO. George Henry Saum married Alberna (?) circa 1927 at Denver Co. (probably), CO.2

Children of George Henry Saum and Georgia Freiberg

Citations

  1. [S329] 1900 Federal Census, Perry County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1313; FHL #1241313.
  2. [S1615] 1930 Federal Census, Denver County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 234; FHL #2339975.
  3. [S1614] 1920 Federal Census, Denver County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 162.

George M. Saum1

M, b. circa 1853
     George M. Saum was born circa 1853 at Iowa.1 He was the son of George Saum and Susannah Stringley.1

Citations

  1. [S620] 1860 Federal Census, Jones County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 328; FHL #803328.

George Oliver Saum1

M, b. 1867, d. 2 July 1946
     George Oliver Saum was born in 1867 at Montgomery Co., OH.1 He was the son of Joseph Saum and Martha Catherine Gebhart.1 George Oliver Saum married Martha Kepler on 1 June 1890 at Preble Co., OH. George Oliver Saum married Ida C. Jamison, daughter of Alex Jamison and Pamela E. (?), on 28 November 1894 at Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL. George Oliver Saum died on 2 July 1946 at Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL.

Children of George Oliver Saum and Ida C. Jamison

Citations

  1. [S570] 1870 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1248; FHL #552747.

Gertrude Saum1

F, b. circa 1906
     Gertrude Saum was born circa 1906 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Charles W. Saum and Margaret (?)1

Citations

  1. [S572] 1910 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 1215 - 18; FHL #1375228-31.

Hazel M. Saum1

F, b. circa 1907
     Hazel M. Saum was born circa 1907 at Perry or Fairfield Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of John Allen Saum and Cora Viola Powell.1

Citations

  1. [S577] 1910 Federal Census, Fairfield County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1179; FHL #1375192.

Helen M. Saum1

F, b. March 1891
     Helen M. Saum was born in March 1891 at Montgomery Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Charles W. Saum and Margaret (?)1

Citations

  1. [S288] 1900 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Films 1306 - 8; FHL #1241306-8.

Henry M. Saum

M, b. 8 May 1830, d. 10 January 1895
     Henry M. Saum was born on 8 May 1830 at Perry Co., OH. He was the son of Jacob Saum and Elizabeth Winegardner. Henry M. Saum married Amy M. Stith, daughter of John Stith and Delilah Hite, on 26 February 1863. Henry M. Saum died on 10 January 1895 at Fairfield Co., OH, at age 64.

Children of Henry M. Saum and Amy M. Stith

Henry Mathis Saum

M, b. 17 June 1856, d. 17 June 1939
     Henry Mathis Saum was born on 17 June 1856 at Perry Co., OH. He was the son of John Jefferson Saum and Sarah Armstrong. Henry Mathis Saum married Sarah Elizabeth Drumm, daughter of John Drumm and Mary Binckley, on 15 August 1880 at Fairfield Co., OH. Henry Mathis Saum married Martha Jane Mechling, daughter of Sheppard Mechling and Lydia Boyer, on 24 November 1901 at Perry Co., OH. Henry Mathis Saum died on 17 June 1939 at Fairfield Co., OH, at age 83. He was buried in June 1939 at Drumm Lutheran Church Cemetery, Thornville, Fairfield Co., OH.

Children of Henry Mathis Saum and Sarah Elizabeth Drumm

Herman Saum

M, b. 15 May 1888
     Herman Saum was born on 15 May 1888 at Montgomery Co., OH. He was the son of William Allen Saum and Sarah Mader.

Hiram Saum1

M, b. circa 1844
     Hiram Saum was born circa 1844 at Iowa.1 He was the son of George Saum and Susannah Stringley.1

Citations

  1. [S620] 1860 Federal Census, Jones County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 328; FHL #803328.

Howard A. Saum1

M, b. 2 February 1898, d. 7 January 1983
     Howard A. Saum was born on 2 February 1898 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.1 He was the son of Jacob Clement Saum and Amanda Rosella Lucas.1 Howard A. Saum married Irene M. Bestner. Howard A. Saum died on 7 January 1983 at Kettering, Montgomery Co., OH, at age 84.

Children of Howard A. Saum and Irene M. Bestner

Citations

  1. [S288] 1900 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Films 1306 - 8; FHL #1241306-8.

Ida May Saum

F, b. 9 April 1861, d. 29 November 1939
     Ida May Saum was born on 9 April 1861 at Montgomery Co., OH. She was the daughter of Simon Saum and Minerva Butt. Ida May Saum died on 29 November 1939 at Orange Twp., Shelby Co., OH, at age 78.

Idabelle Saum1

F, b. circa April 1860
     Idabelle Saum was born circa April 1860 at Jackson Twp., Montgomery Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of John Saum and Anna A. (?)1

Citations

  1. [S969] 1860 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Rolls 1013 - 1015; FHL #805013 - 5.

Irene Saum

F, d. 1876
     Irene Saum was born at Montgomery Co., OH. She was the daughter of Joseph Saum and Martha Catherine Gebhart. Irene Saum died in 1876 at Montgomery Co., OH.

Irene Luella Saum

F, b. 18 August 1909, d. 30 April 1985
     Irene Luella Saum was born on 18 August 1909 at Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL. She was the daughter of George Oliver Saum and Ida C. Jamison. Irene Luella Saum married John Garlock on 22 April 1932. Irene Luella Saum died on 30 April 1985 at Davenport, Scott Co., IA, at age 75.

Isaac Henry Saum

M, b. 17 December 1863
     Isaac Henry Saum was born on 17 December 1863 at Fairfield Co., OH. He was the son of Henry M. Saum and Amy M. Stith.

Jacob Saum

M, b. 27 May 1794, d. 26 June 1849
     Jacob Saum was born on 27 May 1794 at Menallen Twp., Adams Co., PA. He was the son of Matthias Saum Jr. and Elizabeth Kohl. Jacob Saum married Elizabeth Winegardner, daughter of Johannes Winegardner and Elizabeth Barb, on 28 April 1825 at Fairfield Co., OH. Jacob Saum died on 26 June 1849 at Somerset, Perry Co., OH, at age 55.

Children of Jacob Saum and Elizabeth Winegardner

Citations

  1. [S389] 1860 Federal Census, Perry County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1022; FHL #805022.

Jacob Saum

M, b. 1808, d. 12 August 1891
     Jacob Saum was born in 1808 at Ohio 1870 census gives age 70. He was the son of Frederick Saum and Catherine Caley. Jacob Saum married Susannah Windle, daughter of Peter Windle and Rachel Wolfe, on 7 November 1829 at Highland Co., OH. Jacob Saum lived in 1870 at Poor Farm, Liberty Twp., Highland Co., OH; Shown in census as "pauper."1 He died on 12 August 1891.

Children of Jacob Saum and Susannah Windle

Citations

  1. [S583] 1870 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1222; FHL #552721.
  2. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Jacob Saum

M, b. circa 1824
     Jacob Saum was born circa 1824 at Perry Co., OH.1 He was the son of Johannes Saum and Nancy Fansler. Jacob Saum married Sarah Emrick at Montgomery Co. (probably), OH.1

Citations

  1. [S204] 1850 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Rolls 713 & 714.