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Re: Gummere , NJ and PA
Posted by: Lea Simitz Buzby Date: March 02, 2002 at 05:36:16
In Reply to: Gummere , NJ and PA by R.K.Salin of 17

This may be some of your ancestry; do you have further info on them, please? Lea Buzby

1. John GUMMERE -i was born about 1784. He was a Teacher; opened Quaker School in 1814 in Burlington, NJ. He was educated Princeton University in 1825 in New Jersey. From: Burlington, A Provincial Capital by George of Master of Arts; a distinguished mathematician and at one time the University of Pennsylvania offered him the Chair of Mathematics, which, however, he declined. His 'Treatise on Surveying' ran through fourteen editions and his 'Treatise on Theoretical and Practical Astonoomy' several editions........... He was a First Head in 1833 in Haverford College. From Philadelphia Quakers 1681-1981 by Robert H. Wilson: 'One of the most celebrated (Quaker Schools) was that opened in 1814 by John Gummere at Burlington, NJ. His reputation brought students even from foreign nations. He was the progenitor of a long line of Quaker educators still making academic history. He served as first head of Haverford College when it opened in 1833, closing his own school to do so. His son, Samuel Gummere, a faculty member at Haverford, served as President there for eleven years. One grandson, Henry V. Gummere, was acting President of Haverford on two occasions during his long tenure as Director of the Strawbridge Observatory there while another, grandson, Francis B. Gummere, was a distinguished Haverford professor of English for 31 years. Great-great grandson John Flagg Gummere attended Haverford as an undergraduate, but taught at Penn Charter School and became Headmaster there serving from 1941-1968. Now Headmaster Emeritus, he has been a leader in many Friends educational organizations as well as Board Chairman of the National Association of Independent Schools.'
More on John Gummere in' Burlington, A Provincial Capital by George DeCou'. He died on May 31, 1845. He emigrated from Flanders. He was also known as Gummere originally spelled Goemere.

He was married to Elizabeth BUZBY -C (daughter of William* BUZBY II-C and Susannah (Susan) DEACON -i) on November 17, 1808 in Brulington MM. Elizabeth BUZBY -C was born on October 30, 1789. She died on November 16, 1865. John GUMMERE -i and Elizabeth BUZBY -C had the following children:

       2       i.       Susanna Buzby GUMMERE -C was born on September 9, 1809.
       +3       ii.       Samuel J. GUMMERE -C (born on April 28, 1811).
       4       iii.       George GUMMERE -C was born in July 1819. He died on January 4, 1820.
       5       iv.       Mary GUMMERE -C was born on November 23, 1820.
       6       v.       Elizabeth GUMMERE -C was born on June 1, 1823. She died on April 16, 1848.
       7       vi.       Frances GUMMERE -C was born on June 14, 1825.
       8       vii.       Rachel GUMMERE -C was born in December 1827. She died on July 6, 1832.
       9       viii.       Martha B. GUMMERE -C was born on February 8, 1830.
       10       ix.       Henry Day GUMMERE -C was born on November 25, 1831.


3. Samuel J. GUMMERE -C was born on April 28, 1811. He was a Faculty member and President in 1862 in Haverford College.

He was married to Elizabeth BARTON -i Second Wife. Samuel J. GUMMERE -C and Elizabeth BARTON -i had the following children:

       11       i.       Francis Barton GUMMERE -C was a Professor of English in Haverford College, Pa..

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