Isaac Kauffman

Male 1806 - 1886  (79 years)


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  • Name Isaac Kauffman  [1
    Born 1 Dec 1806  Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    LifeSketch Isaac Kauffman was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, in 1806. His grandfather Stephen and three brothers came from Germany in 1723 (actually 1737), and settled in Berks county. Stephen’s son Jacob, father of Isaac, was born in 1751. In 1807 Jacob came to Somerset county. Jacob raised a family of eight children. He died in 1844, aged ninety-three years. Isaac was married, in 1829, to Polly Lehman, and they have twelve children. On his marriage he purchased two hundred and fifty acres of land, to which he made additions, until he has sixteen hundred acres in a body. As a financier he has been quite successful, his estate being now worth two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, before he, in 1881, gave his children one hundred thousand dollars. He is a member of the Amish church. 2. Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 24, December 15, 1886, page 381 Kauffman - On the 17th of October, in Conemaugh township, Somerset county, Pa., of cancer in the stomach, Isaac Kauffman, aged 79 years, 10 months and 17 days. He was buried in the family graveyard at the Kauffman Meeting-house. Services by Jonathan Harshberger, Emanuel Blough, and Hiram Musselman. He leaves a helpless widow, 12 children, 75 grand-children, and 50 great-grandchildren. Bro. Kauffman was for many years a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and took special interest in the church, being for many years one of the most influential members. Two weeks before his death he wrote instructions giving minute directions for all the particulars of his funeral. 
    FSID M369-HK1 
    Name Der rich Isaac 
    Name Isaac Kaufman  [2
    Name Rich Isaac  [1
    Residence 1880  Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oct 1886  Kaufman Cemetery, Davidsville, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 17 Oct 1886  Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I30114  Vitter-Weaver Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father Jacob Yoder Kauffman,   b. 14 Jul 1751, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1844, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catharina Miller,   b. 14 Jul 1773, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1855, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1804  [2
    Family ID F22077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary "Polly" Lehman,   b. 25 Feb 1810, Krings, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1889, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Isaac Kauffman,   b. 6 Mar 1830, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1880, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Kauffman,   b. 5 Oct 1831, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1909, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Pauline Kauffman,   b. 14 Aug 1833, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1899  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     4. Jacob I. Kaufman,   b. 14 Nov 1835, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1914, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah or Sallie Kauffman,   b. 22 Dec 1837, Davidsville, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     6. Susanna Kauffman,   b. 6 Jun 1840, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1916, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     7. Tobias I. Kauffman,   b. 20 Jun 1841, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1924, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     8. Mary Ann or Polly Kauffman,   b. 21 Feb 1845, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1929, Scalp Level, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     9. Isaac L. Kauffman,   b. 21 Feb 1847, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     10. Joseph I. Kauffman,   b. 19 Jul 1850, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1927, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     11. Catharine Kauffman,   b. 7 Apr 1853, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1893, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
     12. David I. Kauffman,   b. 2 Jan 1856, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1893  (Age 37 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F22105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1806 - Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Oct 1886 - Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Isaac Kauffman was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, in 1806. His grandfather
      Stephen and three brothers came from Germany in 1723 (actually 1737), and settled in Berks
      county. Stephen’s son Jacob, father of Isaac, was born in 1751. In 1807 Jacob
      came to Somerset county. Jacob raised a family of eight children. He died in
      1844, aged ninety-three years.

      Isaac was married, in 1829, to Polly Lehman, and they have twelve children. On
      his marriage he purchased two hundred and fifty acres of land, to which he made
      additions, until he has sixteen hundred acres in a body. As a financier he has
      been quite successful, his estate being now worth two hundred and fifty thousand
      dollars, before he, in 1881, gave his children one hundred thousand dollars. He
      is a member of the Amish church.

      2. Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 24, December 15, 1886, page 381

      Kauffman - On the 17th of October, in Conemaugh township, Somerset county, Pa.,
      of cancer in the stomach, Isaac Kauffman, aged 79 years, 10 months and 17 days.
      He was buried in the family graveyard at the Kauffman Meeting-house. Services
      by Jonathan Harshberger, Emanuel Blough, and Hiram Musselman. He leaves a
      helpless widow, 12 children, 75 grand-children, and 50 great-grandchildren.
      Bro. Kauffman was for many years a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and
      took special interest in the church, being for many years one of the most
      influential members. Two weeks before his death he wrote instructions giving
      minute directions for all the particulars of his funeral.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1251] Find A Grave, Isaac “Rich Isaac” Kaufman.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57808721/isaac-kaufman

    2. [S1037] Family Database of James C. Hostetler, James C. Hostetler, (Name: Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association;), Jacob Yoder.
      Name Jacob Kauffman
      Born 14 Jul 1751 Berks Co., PA
      Gender Male
      Died 15 Jul 1844 Somerset Co., PA
      Person ID I6634 Hostetler Database
      Last Modified 7 Mar 2016

      Father Stephen Kauffman, b. 1725, Europe , d. 1800, Berks Co., PA (Age 75 years)
      Mother Barbara Yoder, b. 1725, Europe
      Married Abt 1745
      Family ID F399

      Family 1 Veronica Miller, b. Berks Co., PA, d. 4 Dec 1803, Berks Co., PA
      Married Abt 1782 Berks Co., PA
      Children
      1. Christina Kauffman, b. 15 Feb 1783, Berks Co., PA, d. 26 Mar 1871, Mifflin Co., PA (Age 88 years)
      2. Magdalena Kauffman, b. Berks Co., PA
      Last Modified 7 Mar 2016
      Family ID F3171

      Family 2 Catherine Miller, b. 14 Jul 1773, PA, d. 14 May 1855, Somerset Co., PA (Age 81 years)
      Married Abt 1804 Berks Co., PA
      Children
      1. Catherine Kauffman, b. Abt 1805, Berks Co., PA
      2. Isaac Kaufman, b. 30 Nov 1806, Berks Co., PA, d. 17 Oct 1886, Somerset Co., PA (Age 79 years)
      3. Shem Kauffman, b. 15 Jun 1808, Somerset Co., PA, d. 8 Jan 1896, Somerset Co., PA (Age 87 years)
      4. Barbara Kauffman, b. 10 Nov 1809, Somerset Co., PA, d. 14 Dec 1878, Somerset Co., PA (Age 69 years)
      5. Susanna Kauffman, b. 11 Sep 1811, Somerset Co., PA, d. 9 Mar 1875, Somerset Co., PA (Age 63 years)
      6. Sarah Kauffman, b. 4 May 1813, Somerset Co., PA, d. 6 Jul 1872, Somerset Co., PA (Age 59 years)
      7. Jacob Kaufman, b. 10 Dec 1815, Somerset Co., PA, d. 29 May 1896, Somerset Co., PA (Age 80 years)
      Last Modified 7 Mar 2016
      Family ID F1846

      Notes
      Gingerich-Kreider KF43
      http://www.saga-omii.org/TNG1112/getperson.php?personID=I6634&tree=Hostetler