Mary Gayman

Female4 January 1812–23 February 1904

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Gayman was born on 4 January 1812, in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Gehman, was 27 and her mother, Martha Bowman, was 26. She married Frederick Eshenauer about 1832, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 23 February 1904, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Swatara Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Frederick Eshenauer
Mary Gayman
Marriage: about 1832
Nancy Ann Eshenauer
Christiana Eshenaur
Henry Eshenaur
Jacob Eshenaur
Mary Eshenaur
Harry Gayman Eshenauer
Mary Eshenauer

Sources (5)

  • Mary Eshenower in household of Frederick Eshenower, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Eshenauer, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"
  • "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1832Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 8

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 24

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name meaning ‘servant of a man named Gay’ (see Gay ).

    Americanized form of German Gaymann: variant of Gau 1, with the addition of -mann ‘man’.

    Americanized form of Swiss German Gehmann (see Gehman ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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