The American Mummes

The American Mummes

     There have been Mummes in the United States and Canada since revolutionary times.

     A Heinerich Mumme of the Brunswick and Anhalt German Regiments was stationed in Quebec during 1783. Source: National Archives of Canada - Microfilm Reel No. B-2867, page 238.

     A Jacob Mumme was listed as a Third Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War Muster Rolls: 1775-1783.

     A few of the Mumme descendants state that there were some "Pennsylvania Dutch" Mummes around Lancaster in the Amish settlements. Many of the Amish moved out to Indiana, Ohio and Iowa, which may account for the sprinkling of the Mumme name among the Northern Plains states.

     There are a number of Mumma's in the United States, including derivatives of the name including Momma, Mumm, Mummaw, etc. The Mumma name is pronounced much like Mark Mumme says the Germans pronounce Mumme. Click the media player below to hear the sound.

     An interesting Mumma site is located at

     A search of the Civil War records reveal four Mummes served in the Union Army:

George Mumme of Ohio, age 34, Private, Enlisted Feb 24, 1865.
George Mumme of Ohio, age 33, Private, Enlisted Jul 24, 1861.
August Mumme of Illinois, age unknown, Corporal, Enlisted Oct 18, 1861.
Henry Mumme of New York, age 28, Private, Enlisted Jul 22, 1862.

     Then, there are the Mummes of Texas as detailed by Mrs. L.W. Mumme in her book, "The Mummes in America." The Mummes and Tampkes came to America during the decade of 1840-49, and settled in Texas in the area around San Antonio. There are many descendants still living in this area, and they now have relatives across the United States in almost every state.

For the present, this story of the American Mummes are broken into three groups:

  1. The Iowa Mummes
  2. The New Orleans' Mummes
  3. The Texas Mummes


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