Heinrich Wilhem Christian Mumme was the son of Johann Heinrich Mumme and Ilse Maria Elizabeth Wathsack. He was born in Braunschweig, Germany in 1778. He was a gardener.
Heinrich married Johanne Christiane Elizabeth Gehrbrecht on September 9, 1803 at the age of 25 in Braunschweig. Heinrich and Johanne had at least two children:
Ludwig Heinrich Gottfried Mumme (Apr 15 1809 - May 26 1905)
Fredrich (Fritz) Mumme (Mar 13 1822 - Feb 3 1901)