August Gaume

M, #986, (1820 - 1894)

Last Edited=22 May 2010


August Gaume was born on October 24, 1820 in Bretonvillers, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France.1 He married Josephine Jacquin after 1853 in Connecticut. He died on April 28, 1894 in Louisville, Stark County, Ohio, at age 73. He was buried on April 30, 1894 in St Johns Catholic Church, Canton, Ohio.

He was a a laborer in Stark County, Ohio, in 1870.2 Obiturary of August Gaume: "Mr. August Gaum, on the 28th of April, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Monnot at St. John's, Michigan. Deceased was born October 24, 1820 in the village of Britonvillar, Canton Durersey, Department of Doubs, France. At a comparatively early age he emigrated to this country and took up his residence at Louisville, where he lived for a number of years. While a resident of Louisville he was married to Miss Josephine Jacquin. This union was bless with two children, Mr.Constantine Gaume and Mrs. Peter Monnot of St. Johns. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church April 30. [Source: Louisville Herald, May 4, 1894, p.5] August Gaume's birth site was probably Bretonvillers, which is located inthe Northeast corner of the department of Doubs. It is very close to the town of Belfort and also the communities of Mandeure and Montbeliard. Also in close proximity to the North in the department of Haute-Saone is the town of Lure, which is where the Rouhier, Marthey and Bresson families immigrated from. These are the ancestors of Matilda Rouhier, who married Charles Louis.

Children of August Gaume and Josephine Jacquin


  1. [S15] Louisville Herald Obituraries (Louisville Herald, Louisville, Ohio) , Louisville (OH) City Library.
  2. [S40] 1870 United States Census, Stark Co., Ohio (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.