Other Mumme Families

Other Mumme Families

Mobile, Alabama by Loretta Shannon

Wisconsin by Suzanne Mumme Erdman

John Walter Mumme born 1/1/1904- maybe lived Wisconsin

Magdalena Mumme by Frank L Singenstreau,Victoria, Texas-

Christian & Johanna Mumme by Alma Bacon Orsett, England

Mobile, Alabama Mumme Family

      John George Mumme was born October 14, 1838 in Germany. He married Caroline Lahrsen from Holstein. He was a sailor, and moved to Buffalo, New York where their only child was born December 1863.

      After the birth of his son, he moved to Manitowac, Wisconsin (on Lake Michigan - north of Chicago) where they appeared on the 1870 Manitowac Census. He was a schooner captain and either owned or was captain of the Henrietta Esch sailing ship berthed in Manitowac. (The family has found articles in the Manitowac newspaper about the launching of this ship.)

      He moved his family south to New Orleans during the 1880''s, then to Pascagoula, Mississippi and then to Mobile, Alabama - all ports on the Gulf of Mexico.

      Caroline Lahrsen Mumme died in October 1890. George married Rita Jacinto from Mexico on in 1893 in New Orleans. George and Rita had seven children. These included Rebecca, Georgina, Frederick, Henry, Dewey, Ray and Rita. Frederick died during World War I. Rebecca and Georgina married and moved with their husbands to Houston, Texas. (Georgina was Loretta Shannon's grandmother.) The other children stayed around Mobile, Alabama as well as the New Orleans and Lake Charles, Louisiana area - all seaports.

      Family sources state that Captain George Mumme was from the Alsace Lorraine area of Germany. This is a province which has been shuffled between Germany and France for centuries. In the 1920 census, George stated that his father was French and spoke French. (France took over control of the province in 1919 following World War I.)

      The family states that George had several brothers who were sailors. George had several ships, including one called the Three Brothers. He sailed from Puerto Rico to Mexico and from the Gulf Coast to Mexico and back again to Puerto Rico. One of his ships sank after leaving Puerto Rico. Some of the ships he either owned or captained included the Condor, Catha Miniver and Catamaran. There may have been another ship, the Three Brothers - named for his sailor brothers.

Contributed by: Loretta Shannon

Wisconsin Mumme Family

      The Johann Mumme Family.

      Johann Mumme was born 1/12/1753 in Neuenwege near Oldenburg, Germany. His son,Eilert Mumme was born in September 1778. Eilert's son, Weert Mumme was born in Bargerfehn, Germany in 25/2/1814. Eilert had a son named Johann who was born in Hollen near Leer, Eastfriesland, Germany on 24/7/1859.

      Johann Mumme's son, Walter John Mumme was born in Antigo, Wisconsin in 1904. He had at least one daughter, Suzanne Mumme Erdman who was born in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Provided by Suzanne Mumme Erdman

      One other person (name unknown) submitted the following query:

"I have been trying to get information on the Mumme Family, my niece is married to John Walter Mumme, his father was Walter John Mumme, born 1/1/1904, died June 1977, married Mary Cowen. I believe they lived in Wisconsin. Would love to be able to tie his family to yours. Can you help? Thanks."

Magdalena Mumme



In my Geneology chart there is a Magdalena Mumme born in Osterlinde, Germany on 08-07-1674 and died in Westerlinde, Germany 17-08-1724.

She married CURDT SINGENSTREU in Westerlinde, Germany.

Had 6 children:(1) Hans Heinrich,(2) Dorothea Elizabeth,(3)Frederich Hans,(4) Johan Heinrich (my G-G-G-Great Graddfather) ,(5)Julius Conrad,(6)Levin Heinrich.

I am a first generation American as my father and grandfather immigrated to USA in 1909.

Frank L. Singenstreu Victoria, Texas USA

[email protected]


Christian & Johanna Mumme

Provided by Alma Bacon Orsett, England


I am researching the Mumme name.

I have our Christian and Johanna Mumme in England in 1871 aged 46 so therefore born ca 1825 place of birth Germany.

I have a feeling he had brothers Carl Whilhelm Ferdinand Mumme and John Mumme. Both anglicised their names. I also have another researcher who is interested in the Mumme family from Brunswick (Braunschweig.)

I wonder if you have any in formation on Christian and his early life as I would be thrilled to know their origins and to swop information

Many thanks,

Alma Bacon Orsett, England. [email protected]