I am trying to trace all the descendants of Johannes Saum who came from Germany on the Neptune arriving in Philadelphia Sep 24, l751. He probably settled and died in Northampton Co., PA.Johannes seems to be the father of Christian. There is speculation, but no proof that Johannes was related to Nicholas, Adams, and Frederick Saum who settled in VA during the same time.
Christian Saum b: 1750-60; d: bef. 16 Feb 1808 Hanover Twp Luzerne Co., PA; m: by 1773 PA Anna Eve (?); res: Northampton Co.; in Hanover TWP, Luzerne by 1796 will: 28 Jun 1800 - 16 Feb 1808 children: 1) Susannah b: 28 Jul 1773 Sancon, Williams twp; m: Robert Bennett by Jun 1800 2) Margaret m: Abraham Ashbrock by 1800 3) Catherine d: 1859; m: ca 1789 Valentine Keyser (1769-1847); 4 children 4) John
John b: 1777 Northampton Co., PA; d: 1854; married by 1802 Elizabeth Garrison, (d/of Cornelius & Mary). Elizabeth b: 1 Jul 1782; d:10 Jul 1827. John m2: Catherine Solome (?) b: 1786? PA; d: 17 Apr 1859 Mt. Pleasant, IA children: all born Hanover twp, Luzerne Co., PA. 1) David b: 30 Dec 1802; d: 16 Sep 1854 m: Mary Shireman 2) Elizabeth b: 1805; d: 1860; m: Jacob Rimer 3) Christian b: 1809; d: 1887; m1: Caroline Askam m2: Sarah (Cooper) Branch 4) Lovinia b: 1813; m: Joseph Frederick 5) Joseph b: 1817 m: Katy Bridinger 6) Catherine b: 1821; d: 1847; m: Conrad Rummage 7) Mary b: 1824 m1: Henry Shoemaker; m2: Abraham Shoemaker
I would gladly share any material I have on this line. I desc. from David (1802-1854).