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Bucks County, Pennsylvania

George Bachman led this Swiss Mennonite family from Richterswil, Canton Zurich via Ibersheim to Pennsylvania around 1717. Settling in Coopersburg, his eleven children were devoted to their religion and their families. George ran the Der Siebenstern, or Seven Stars, tavern and hotel. Among his descendants are his brave son, conscientious objector George Bachman and wife Esther Oberholtzer. Esther, along with Eve Yoder, petitioned for the restoration of household goods confiscated by local government officials in an overzealous patriotic fervor.

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Franklin, Richland, and Columbiana Counties, Ohio

In the first decade of the nineteenth century, George's grandsons migrated west to Ohio. Henry Bachman became an Associate Judge in Columbiana County; Abraham Baughman and wife Mary Katherine Dietz settled in Richland County. Patriot George Baughman and wife Barbara Steele raised their family of ten children in Franklin County. George Baughman qualified for a Revolutionary War pension of $30 per year. Daughter Susannah Baughman and husband Frederick Agler remained in Franklin County, Ohio to raise their family of eleven children. Son Jesse Baughman also remained in Franklin County, founding the village of Bridgeport, which eventually became known as Gahanna. Jessie Baughman married first Catherine Turney and second Mary Alberry.

Logan County, Ohio

Samuel Baughman and wife Elizabeth Huffman relocated to Logan County, Ohio, where both are buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Jackson Township.

Auglaize County, Ohio

Henry Baughman and wife Mary Agler came to Clay Township in 1836 to raise their family of thirteen children. Daughter Margaret Baughman later married Arthur Bitler; son William Baughman married Mary Bitler. Another son, David Baughman, settled in Roundhead, Hardin County.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Son David Baughman and wife Maria Canfield were married in Franklin County in 1825, but had relocated their family to Kalamazoo County, Michigan before 1850 according to some information. This has not yet been confirmed by this researcher.

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March 4, 2024