Julian Gaume

M, #499, (1811 - 1880)


Julian Gaume was born in 1811. He marriedVictorine Moser in 1842 in Louisville, Stark County, Ohio. He died on July 26 in Nemaha County, Kansas.

He was a a carpenter in Stark County, Ohio, in 1860.1 Was a farmer. Julian Gaume (Gome) and family appear in the following census records: 1850, Nimishillen Twnshp., Stark Cty., Ohio, pg 488 (479b) and 1860, Nimishillen Twnshp., Stark Cty., Ohio, pg 533. Around April, 1867 he left Ohio for Kansas according to F.F. Crevecoeur, "Old Settler's Tales":
"Julian Gaume came to Louisville, Ohio, from France, in 1841. His wife, [V]ictorine, came to the same locality, where they were married, the year after. In April, 1867, they came to this locality [Kansas], where they were married, with their children, Joseph, Mary, Frank, Louis, and Peter. A daughter, Jennie, entered a convent in Pennsylvania, so did not come with the rest of the family. They rode by rail to the end of the extension of the Central Branch railroad, which was then between Goffs and Corning. Julian settled on the Bishop farm, now owned by Mrs. Pauline Bonjour. He was a carpenter by trade, and built a frame house on his farm, the second one n the township. He died in 1880, at the age of 70 years.
His wife died about fifteen years ago. Of Mr. Gaume's children, Joseph married Mary Malone in the spring of 1868, and settled on a homestead, southwest of Fostoria. After staying there a while he moved to Seneca, and remained there a few years. He is now at Myers Valley, Pottawatomie county. Mary married Charlie Aziers in September, 1867, and has since made her home at St. Benedict, near Seneca. Louis was married to Margaret Steele, of Seneca, in 1873. After he was married he went to Dunlap, Iowa, and in two years he came back to Seneca. He is now in Peoria, Ill. When he was last here he had two children, Albert and Percy, who were born in Iowa. Frank married Mary Steele in Seneca, in 1871, and lived there until 1877, when he went out west. The last he was heard of was about 1880 or 1881, when he was in a hospital at San Francisco, where, it is supposed, he died.
Louis Sauvageot and his wife, Arminie, a daughter of Julian Gaume, came from Louisville, O., when Mr. Gaume did. He had two daughters, Josephene (Mrs. Henry Reboul), and Louisa, who died at three years of age, and one boy, John, when he came here. He homesteaded the John Gurtler farm. Other children born here, are: Jane (Mrs. Gray, of Seneca), a boy, who died in infancy, Emma (Mrs. Frank Cline), Charles, and Edward.
In the summer of 1874 the Rocky Scrabble school district was organized, and meetings to locate the site and for other matters, were held in Mr. Pecheur's house, as his was the largest one and nearly centrally located. The site chosen was the one nearest and most practicable to the center of the organized district, and a stone school house was decided upon, as Mr. Stiennon agreed to furnish the necessary rock. Mr. John Reboul did the stone work on the house, while Mr. Julian Gaume did the carpenter work. A three months' term of school was taught the following winter, Frank Giles being the teacher. The next spring Mrs. McArthur proceeded to organize a Sunday school, which was held in the new school house, Mr. Higgins, of Neuchatel, acting as superintendent for awhile, and Mrs. McArthur and Mrs. Sarah Simon as teachers. In August it was decided to have a Sunday school picnic in the school house, the Neuchatel Sunday school being invited to attend. All went well until the day of the picnic when, as it was during the hard times following the grasshopper years, and the Scrabblers not being any too well off, it was discovered by the Neuchatel people, who came with well-filled baskets, that if they should have a general dinner they would have to feed both schools, as the Scrabblers had brought but very little with them; so they decided that their school should eat separate from the Rocky Scrabble school. A plate of biscuits was passed around the Scrabble school and the writer helped himself to one, and though he had taken a pie and a quantity of cookies with him, the one biscuit was all he got for his dinner. A nearby companion, who had caught glimpses of pie and cake farther down the room, refused the biscuits when they were passed, and so he got nothing at all. After dinner there were a number of pieces recited, and so passed a very pleasant and enjoyable affair."
(Source: KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS http://www.cc.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/books/crevecoeur/ost14.htm#50053 ).