Johann Dietrich GUMPF
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  • Birth  Jan 1729  , , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date of birth calculated from his age at death.
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1754  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • PA Early Census Index for Johan Dietrich Gompff. As the source is an index, I do not know the date in 1754 the census was taken.
    Immigration  14 Sep 1754  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • In the "Names of Foreigners..." book, his name, spelled Johan Dietrich Gompff, is in the list entitled: "Foreigners Imported in the ship Nancy, Captian John Ewing, from Rotterdam, took and subscribed the usual oath and declaration on Saturday the 14th of September, 1754. [Inhabitants of Lorain.]"

      According to Pennsylvania German Pioneers, vol. 1, pp. 591-594, John Dietrich Gompf (also spelled Khumph), arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam aboard the ship "Nancy." It was recorded that the ship's passengers were "inhabitants of Lorraine."

      [Lorraine is an old province in the North-East of France.. In ancient times this name was applied to the countries of Germany and the Netherlands, northward to the mouth of the Rhine.]
    Residence  1772  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Tax list: "Kumpf, Dietrich". It does not specify "a house" as it does for most others (or "a house and lot"). There are no headers on the list, but all names have a 2 or a 2 - 6 after them. (2 6-pence??). Dietrich's has just a 2.

      Also, "A 1772 list of the "Inhabitants of Musser's Town," from the Lancaster County Historical Society lists a "Cumpf, Ditter," as paying lot rent in that section of the Borough of Lancaster."
    Residence  1773  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Tax role. "Cumpf, Detter". 1 lot (woodland). no horses, cows, sheep, servants, negros or a mill. Tax = 0, 2s.
      "Subsequent records identify this lot as being on the south side of Middle (present Howard) Street."
    Newspaper mention  1779  [9
    • From the book "The Life of Robert Fulton" by Franklin J. Reigart:
      "In the summer of 1779, Robert Fulton evinced an extraordinary fondness for inventions. He was a frequent visitor at Mr. Messersmith's and Fenno's gunsmith shops, almost daily ; and endeavoured to manufacture a small air-gun. One of Mr. Jacob Messersmith's apprentices, Mr. Christopher Gumpf, who was at the time eighteen years of age, used frequently to accompany his father, Deter Gumpf, to the Conestoga on fishing excursions, Mr. Deter Gumpf being an experienced angler, and very fond of fishing, and he was pleased to have the company of Christopher and Robert. The old gentleman had a small flat-boat, which he had kept secured to the trunk of a tree by a chain and padlock, for his own accommodation. He generally required the boys to pole the boat to different parts of the creek in the neighbourhood of Eockford, the country-seat of General Hand, which at that time was the most secluded, deeply shaded, and quiet neighbourhood along the Conestoga. Returning homeward one evening, Fulton observed to Christopher that he was very tired using that pole, and Christopher coincided with him that the labour was too severe.

      Robert absented himself a week, having gone to Little Britain township to spend a few days at his aunt's ; and while there he planned and completed a small working model of a fishing-boat with paddle-wheels. On leaving his aunt's, he placed the model in the garret, with a request that it should not be destroyed. Many years afterwards, that simple model was the attraction of friends, and became, instead of lumber in the garret, an ornament in the aunt's parlour, who prized it highly. "
    Newspaper mention  1779  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Postcard 
    • There is a postcard "Robert Fulton's First Experiment on the Conestoga" by The Churchman Company, New York, NY. 1909 Hudson Fulton Celebration. It is a souvenir postcard with a colorized drawing of Robert Fulton and his first experimental boat sailing on the Conestoga. The events occured in the summer of 1779.
    Residence  1779  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Tax list: Dietrich Camph, mason. He has a house and a lot but no land. Value 240 (pounds) No servants, no negros, no horse. No cows. 240 in cash. Total value 300.
    Military  Abt 1780  [11, 12
    Revolutionary War 
    • According to the Widow's pension of Anna Margaret Gumpf Lightner, her "father Detrick Gumpf and brother Christopher Gumpf served in the Revolutionary War and the latter [her brother] received a pension until he died." [info]
      "Detrick Gumpf, father of, and Christopher Gumpf, brother of Ann Margaret Gumpf, widow of John Lightner, were in the Revolutionary service; also as per petition of John Lightner's widow on file in Washington." [Notes and Queries]
    Residence  1781  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Tax list. Diter Gumpf, mason. 1 house, 1 lot. (No land, horses, etc.) Total value = 40. The spot under "Oath of Allegiance" is blank.
    Residence  1783  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Tax list. 1 house, 1 lot, 2 [lanhabs?!], 2 buildings. Total value 23. Hard [tax?] 7 shillings 8 pence. State tax 3 shillings 4 pence.
    Residence  1785  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Tax role. Dietrich Kumph. 1 house, 1 lot. Value = 30. "Supplies" = x, 3, 9.
    Residence  1786  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Tax roll, Lancaster. Dietrick Kumpf. He has 1 barn? or is it 1 cow?, 1 house, 1 lot. Value = 33. Supplies? = x, 4, 2.
    Census  1790  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Name: Dieter Kumpf
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1 (Dieter)
      Free White Persons - Females: 3 (Anna Margaret Stroeher & most likely 2 of her daughters.)
    Census  1800  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Dietrich Gumpp
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 2 (Dietrich, ?)
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1 (Anna Margaret S.)
      Number of Household Members: 3
      [Who is the other older male?]

      The name after his on the census list is Michael Gumpp/Gumpf.
    Occupation  Stone Mason 
    Died  24 Sep 1801  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 16
    Buried  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I1531  Gompf Family Trees
    Last Modified  21 Sep 2013 

    Family 1  Anna Catherine MAINZER,   b. 6 Apr 1738, Liedolsheim, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1785, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1759  [17
    Children 
     1. Johann Christopher "Stoephel" GUMPF,   b. 26 Oct 1760, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1844, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anna Margaret GUMPF,   b. 5 Mar 1762, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1857, Baltimore, Baltimore (City), Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Michael GUMPF,   b. 4 Jun 1765, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1843, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Johann GUMPF,   b. 24 Jun 1769, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1769, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Maria Catharina GUMPF,   b. Apr 1771, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1801
     6. Johann Daniel GUMPF,   b. 14 Jul 1777, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  16 Sep 2013 
    Family ID  F537  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Anna Margaret STROEHER - STOEHR - STROHER,   b. Jan 1735,   d. 29 Sep 1812, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Sep 1785  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • "According to the records of Trinity Lutheran Church "Dieter Gumpf and Anna Margar Klein," both "widowed persons" were married on that date. Five months later one of Deatrick's sons married one of Margaret's daughters." [8]
    Last Modified  15 Sep 2013 
    Family ID  F542  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1754 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 14 Sep 1754 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1772 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1773 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper mention - Postcard - 1779 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1779 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1781 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1783 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1785 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Sep 1785 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1786 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Sep 1801 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Gompf Patriarchs
    Gompf Patriarchs
    As discovered so far by me

  • Notes 
    • Ancestry.com user "info16072" has a great deal more information on events in Johann Dietrich's life.
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      Of note: in some records his name was spelled "Cumpf", which is further-afield than Ancestry or FamilySearch goes on their "similar name" searches. (And of course his first name was spelled in a wide variety of ways!)
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      There is a good deal of confusion as to how many wives Johann Dietrich had! The Trinity Church records appear to indicate at least 3, (Anna Catherine Mainzer, Anna Margaret Stroeher and Margaret Susana) but it the timing of the "3rd" wife Margaret Susanna seems impossible. Most likely this is a clerical error in the Trinitiy Lutheran Church records (the mother and child have the same name.) BUT The child Margaret Susanna also appears nowhere else.

      In addition, there is this intriguing record!
      1756, Trinity: Susannah Schopflf, d. Dietrich and Margaret; b. Oct. 22; bap. Nov. 7.
      (This is before his marriage to Anna Catherine Mainzer.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Census: PA compiled census & sensus substitute index.
      Name: Johan Dietrich Gompff
      State: PA
      County: Philadelphia County
      Township: Philidelphia
      Year: 1754
      Database: PA Early Census Index

    2. [S99] U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.
      Name: Johann Dietrich Gompf
      Arrival Year: 1754
      Arrival Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Source Publication Code: 9041
      Source Bibliography: STRASSBURGER, RALPH BEAVER. Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Edited by William John Hinke. Norristown [PA]: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934. 3 vols. Vols. 1 and 3 reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Repr. 1983. Vol. 1. 1727-1775. 776p.
      Page: 593

    3. [S101] Informant: Timothy H. Smith / info16072, Ancestry.com User ID info16072, > (Reliability: 3).
      1754 14 Sep
      According Pennsylvania German Pioneers, vol. 1, pp. 591-594, Johann Dietrich Gompf (also spelled Khumph), arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam aboard the ship "Nancy." It was recorded that the ship's passengers were "inhabitants of Lorain."
      From his Ancestry.com tree

    4. [S110] Book: Names of foreigners who took oath, PA, William Henry Egle M.D., editor, (Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, state printer, 1892.), 427-428; (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S91] PA Tax & Exoneration Lists, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, (www.ancestry.com : April 2012), p. 7 (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 May 2012) (Reliability: 3).
      Kumpf -- 2nd column, near the bottom of the page.

    6. [S101] Informant: Timothy H. Smith / info16072, Ancestry.com User ID info16072, > (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S91] PA Tax & Exoneration Lists, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, (www.ancestry.com : April 2012), p. 27 (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 May 2012) (Reliability: 3).
      Cumpf, Detter is near the top of the page.

    8. [S101] Informant: Timothy H. Smith / info16072, Ancestry.com User ID info16072, > (Reliability: 3).
      From his Ancestry.com tree.

    9. [S108] Book: The Life of Robert Fulton, Franklin J Reigart, (Philadelphia, PA: C. G. Henderson & Co, 1856.), p 131? (search for "gunsmith"). (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S91] PA Tax & Exoneration Lists, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, (www.ancestry.com : April 2012), (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 May 2012) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S101] Informant: Timothy H. Smith / info16072, Ancestry.com User ID info16072, > (Reliability: 3).
      From his Ancestry.com tree

    12. [S102] PA: Notes and Queries Historical ....
      Notes and Queries - CXLIV

    13. [S91] PA Tax & Exoneration Lists, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, (www.ancestry.com : April 2012), p. 98, Gumpf, Diter (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 May 2012) (Reliability: 3).
      Diter Gumpf appears on the 5th line up from the bottom.

    14. [S91] PA Tax & Exoneration Lists, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, (www.ancestry.com : April 2012), p. image 119 (www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 May 2012) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S105] Census - US - 1790 - PA - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), M637, roll 8, p. 22, accessed 19 Sep 2013 (Reliability: 3).
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Lancaster Borough, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page: 22; Image: 711; Family History Library Film: 0568148

    16. [S85] Church Records: Trinity Lutheran, Lancaster, Trinity Lutheran (Lancaster, PA).

    17. [S101] Informant: Timothy H. Smith / info16072, Ancestry.com User ID info16072, > (Reliability: 3).
      The baptismal of their son John Christopher in 1760 is the first documented record of Deatrich Gumpf and his wife in Lancaster County.
      From his Ancestry.com tree


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