Isaac Baum

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Isaac Baum was born on 7 April 1832, in Uwchlan Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Christian Baum, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Mary Crisman, was 23. He married Melissa Sessions on 6 May 1856, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 18 November 1920, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Isaac Baum
Melissa Sessions
Marriage: 6 May 1856
Louisa Maria Baum
Isaac Richard Baum
Melissa Arletta Baum
John William Baum
Hannah Lucretia Baum
Eliza Jane Baum
Ada May Baum
Mary Elizabeth Baum
Sarah Emeline Baum
David Alexander Baum
Rachel Isabel Baum

Sources (40)

  • Isaac Baum, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Issac Baum, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Isaac Baum in entry for Isaac Richard Baum, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1859: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1862: Wasatch, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Wasatch, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly noticeable in some way, from Middle High German, Old High German boum ‘tree’, or else a nickname for a particularly tall person.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Baum ‘tree’, or a short form of any of the many artificial surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Feigenbaum ‘fig tree’ (see Feige ) and Mandelbaum ‘almond tree’ (see Mandel ).

English (Leicestershire): variant of Balme, a habitational name from Balne in Yorkshire, so named with Middle English balne ‘bath, bathing place’ (from Latin balneum ‘bathing place’). There is no early evidence suggesting possible derivation from Middle English balme, baume ‘balm, balsam’, though this word has probably influenced the name.

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

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History of Isacc Baum

This is a history of the brother of Floyd's grandfather and is so interesting. I thought you may like to read it. By Edith Baum Isaac Baum, son of Hohn and Hannah Crisman, born April 7, 1832 - Chester …

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