Person:Hans Bumgardner (1)

Hans 'John' Bumgardner
b.29 November 1695 Basil, Switzerland
d.22 March 1750/51 Augusta County, Virginia
m. bef. 1695
  1. Hans 'John' Bumgardner1695 - 1750/51
m. abt. 1730
  1. Mary BaumgardnerABT 1730 -
  2. Elizabeth BaumgardnerABT 1732 -
  3. Magdalen Bumgardner1732 - 1790
  4. John BomgardnerABT 1733 - 1767
  5. Christian Bumgardner1736 - 1795
Facts and Events
Name Hans 'John' Bumgardner
Alt Name John Bomgardner
Alt Name Johann Hans Baumgardner
Gender Male
Birth? 29 November 1695 Basil, Switzerland
Marriage abt. 1730 to Catharina Hostetter
Death? 22 March 1750/51 Augusta County, Virginia

Hans Bumgardner was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 269.--Patent to John Bumbordner, 25th September, 1746, on head spring of Honey Lick Branch. Patented to Patrick Frazer, 12th May 1770. Delivered: Hugh McCawley. 29th September, 1792. (Note: this patent for 400 acres (as shown in records below) was located on "Stoney Lick Branch", a tributary of the north branch of the Shenandoah River).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 839.--29th August, 1750. John Bomgardner (signed Hans Baumgartner) to Patrick Frazier, in Stoney Lick Branch; corner Andrew McConnald, 400 acres, patented 25th September, 1746. John Lynn, Jno. Stevenson, Robt. Hook.

Will of Hans (John) Bumgartner

  • Page 332.--22d March, 1751. John Bumgarner's will--Son, John; son, Christian; daughters, Mary, Elizabeth and Madley; grandson, Jacob Burner; sons to be put to school until they can read and write, and then to trades. Executors, Mathais Selzer and Jacob Burner. Teste: Benj. Barger, Charles Burk, Geo. Shuneman. (No certificate of probate of any kind.)

Records of Hans Bumgartner (Bumgardner) in Orange County, VA

  • Pages 479-84. 25-26 June 1741. Jacob Stover of Orange County to Christopher Francisco of Lancaster Co., Pa. Lease and release; for £350 current money. 3,100 acres on Shanadore River... on a stony knowl on the lower side of Cub Run and under the foot of the Piked Mountain... below the mouth of Cub Run... by where a spring runs out of the rocks by the river and corner to John Pomgarner... upper end of a large island in the river. (signed) Jacob Stober. 25 June 1741. Acknowledged by Jacob Stober. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 65].
  • Pages 202-05. Jacob Stover. Inventory and sale. - 26 Feb. 1741 [1742]
Sold to Jacob Stover [many items of personal property, farm animals and implements]
John Bungardner - one sorel mair and yearling - £10.15.* (listed among many others)

[Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, 1735-1743, Dorman, pg. 39].

  • Pages 195-98. William Crosthwait. Estate Account. 3 Nov. 1743.
Receipts from John Bumgardner (Augusta). (listed among many others)

[Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 43].

Records of Hans Bumgartner (Bumgardner) in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1746/7. - (168) Road ordered from Top of the Ridge to John Terrald's and James Beard's, with these tithables, John Bomgardner, Jacob Harmon, Robert and Saml. Scot, John Stevenson, Robert Hook, Wm. Burk, Mathew Thompson, Charles Duel, Nicholas Noel, John Lawrence, Jacob Pence, Henry Dickens, Valentine Pence, George Scot, John Viare, Jacob Harmon, Sr., Mathew Sharp, John Harmon, Ro. Frazier, James Beard, Mathew Thompson, John Robton, Stiffell Francisco, Wm. Lamb, Samuel Lockard, Ro. Smith.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1747. - Benjamin Borden vs. John Bombgardner.--Benjamin and Magdalene, his wife, late Magdalene McDowell, against J. B., on bond dated 6th August, 1743, to Magdalene while she was sole and unmarried.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1747. - (254) Robert Ralston added to Cunningham's list of tithables Alexr. Gibson added to Cunningham's list of tithables; Wm. Frazier added to Hart's list of tithables; Jno. Bomgardner added to Hart's list of tithables.
  • Vol. 1 - 1749 - Petition, 18th May, 1749, of inhabitants of North River and Picot (peaked) Mountain for a road beginning at John Man's smithshop on the south side of the Peaked Mountain, thence eastward to John M(W)igard's joining to the mountain road and from the smithshop westward to the Stone Meeting House, joining to the Court House Road, and that Jacob Rodger, Robert Scot and James Berd be appointed to lay it out. Jacob Herman, Feldy Pence, Mathew Shope, Jacob Maler, John Bomgardner, John Lynn, Jacob Rodgers, James Berd, Jacob Perer, Mathew Sharp, ____ Man, Jacob Man, William Milburn, Jared Chambers, Robert Scot, Robert Hooks, George Scot, William Craig, John Craig, Mathew Thomson, Mathew Thomson, Jr.
  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 2, 1749. - (302) Thomas Godfrey, a servant of John Bomgardner.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1770 (B). - Hetrick vs. Hetrick.--Chancery. Filed 28th August, 1768. In 1752-53, John Hetrick, defendant, brother of Caspar Hetrick, orator, went from Pennsylvania to the back part of this Colony and purchased land from John Bombgardner and then returned to Pennsylvania, where orator then lived. Land was cheap and the range for cattle good and fresh. Orator and defendant came to Virginia and settled on the land bought by John. William Frazer had entered a piece of land near which he gave to orator, but John sold it to Peter Tresser. This caused trouble between the brothers and orator built his own house on first piece of land. Orator heard defendant would not give him the land and removed his family to the house of Adam Hetrick and sent his neighbors, Valentine Pence and Frederick Harmentrout, to defendant, to know his intentions. Orator moved back on the land and had been living there 14 years in 1768. Bill to compel John to convey to him.
  • Page 262.--29th August, 1750. Hugh Parker's bond as administrator of James Rutledge, Gent., deceased, with sureties Jno. Stephenson, Hans Baumgartner.
  • Page 432.--23d August, 1754. Jacob Stover, Jr., of Lunenburg, and William Russell, of Culpeper, to John Madison, £6, 200 acres of Shanando River, part of 5,000 acres patented to Jacob Stover, Sr.; corner to Francisco's land; line of land formerly belonging to John Bumgardner.
  • Page 768.--19th March, 1766. Patrick Fraizer and Mary to John Fraizer, his son, £10, 110 acres, part of 400 acres patented to John Baumgardner, 25th September, 1746. and conveyed by him to Patrick, 19th August, 1760, on head branches of Stony Lick, a branch of Shanandore. Teste: William Christian, Jr. Delivered: John Frazier, August, 1768.