Bucks County, Pennsylvania
George Bachman led this Swiss Mennonite family from Richterswil,
Canton Zurich via Ibersheim to Pennsylvania around 1717. Settling
in Coopersburg, his eleven children were devoted to their religion
and their families. George ran the Der Siebenstern, or Seven Stars,
tavern and hotel. Among his descendants are his brave son, conscientious
Bachman and wife Esther
Oberholtzer. Esther, along with Eve Yoder, petitioned for the
restoration of household goods confiscated by local government officials
in an overzealous patriotic fervor.
Franklin, Richland, and Columbiana Counties,
In the first decade of the nineteenth century, George's grandsons
migrated west to Ohio. Henry
Bachman became an Associate Judge in Columbiana County; Abraham
Baughman and wife Mary Katherine Dietz settled in Richland County.
Baughman and wife Barbara Steele raised their family of ten
children in Franklin County. George Baughman qualified for a Revolutionary
War pension of $30 per year. Daughter Susannah
Baughman and husband Frederick Agler remained in Franklin County,
Ohio to raise their family of eleven children. Son Jesse
Baughman also remained in Franklin County, founding the village
of Bridgeport, which eventually became known as Gahanna. Jessie
Baughman married first Catherine Turney and second Mary Alberry.
Logan County, Ohio
Baughman and wife Elizabeth Huffman relocated to Logan County,
Ohio, where both are buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Jackson Township.
Auglaize County, Ohio
Henry Baughman and wife Mary Agler came to Clay Township in 1836
to raise their family of thirteen children. Daughter Margaret
Baughman later married Arthur Bitler; son William
Baughman married Mary Bitler. Another son, David
Baughman, settled in Roundhead, Hardin County.
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Baughman and wife Maria Canfield were married in Franklin County
in 1825, but had relocated their family to Kalamazoo County, Michigan
before 1850 according to some information. This has not yet been
confirmed by this researcher.
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