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About the Baumhauer surname

Baumhauer is a German surname which, literally translated, means tree (baum) cutter (hauer). Jacob Baumhauer came to America about 1750 and first settled in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, NY, where he married his first wife, Eleanora Waeger, dau. of Leonhard. After the end of the French and Indian War he, his kith and kin, migrated up the Hudson to Renssselaerswyck and settled in what is today Center Brunswick. There he married his 2d wife, Sarah Kimmel. dau. of Balthasar. In a generation or so his descendants Dutchified their surname to Boomhower which is again a literal translation. Most of his descendants use this surname. I, personally, have uncovered little info on the surname Baumhauer but a plethora on Boomhower. I have a FaceBook site called 'Descendants of Jacob Baumhauer' and invite all Boomhower's and Baumhauer's or any other descendants to check it out and hopefully join and contribute. It is a Closed site but either I, my son Paul or our cousin Ed will be glad to approve you if you are not a scammer! LOL! Bud Foucher, Grandson of Walter David Boomhower