I am researching my Saum(s) line in Luzerne and Northampton Co., PA
Johannes Saum - came from Germany (Prussia?) on the Neptune arriving in Philadelphia Sep 24, l751. He probably settled and died in Northumberland Co., PA. Johannes seems to be the father of Christian. There is speculation, but no documentation that Johannes was related to Nicholas, Adams, Frederick and Andreas Saum who were also in New England at that time.
Christian Saum b: 1750-60 Germany or Northampton Co.,PA; res: Northampton Co.; in Hanover TWP by 1796; will: 28 Jun 1800 - 16 Feb 1808 Hanover TWP Luzerne Co.,PA; married by 1773 Anna Eve (?)
ch: born #1 b: Sancon, Williams TWP; #4 b: Northampton Co., PA
1) Susannah b: 28 Jul 1773 m: by Jun 1800 Robert Bennett
2) Margaret m: by 1800 Abraham Ashbrock
3) Catherine d: 1859 m: Valentine Keyser (1769-1847)(children: Christian 1785?, John 1792, Charles 1803, Peter)
4) John b: 1777 d: 1854 m1: by 1802 Elizabeth Garrison (1782-1827)
m2:Catherine Solome (?) (1786?-1859)
(children: David 1802-1854 m: Mary Shireman, Elizabeth 1805-1860 m: Jacob Rimer, Christian 1809-1887 m: Caroline Askam Sarah Cooper, Lovinia 1813-? m: Joseph Frederick, Joseph 1817-? m: Katy Bridinger, Catherine 1821-? Conrad Rummage, Mary 1824-? m: Henry Abraham Shoemaker.
I would welcome any additional information on this line and will gladly share the material I have.