Baumbach History

About the Baumbach family and the Baumbach Plumbing business in Virginia. The von Baumbach Family of Germany, Towns, Forest, and the Baumbach Castle in Germany.

My sister Lillian was the first woman master plumber.

There is also information on Baumbach's in other parts of the World too.

I created this website to honor the memory of my father

And to share with you his personal life, very successful plumbing business, and his plumbing inventions.

My Father William James Baumbach lived through World War I, started a plumbing business in 1928, survived the Great Depression of the 1930's, World War II, and others Wars. He has been described as a very impressive self-made millionaire.

Highlights of this website

Are information about my Father, and my sister who was the first woman master plumber in the world, and information about the Baumbach family in Virginia, and the German von Baumbach Family in Germany, the Towns, Forest and Baumbach Castle in Germany. There is information from Baumbach's in other parts of the World who have provided information about, and are asking about other Baumbach family relatives.

There is information from two, THREE, now FOUR trips made to Germany; one by my Father made in 1984, by me in July 1996, September 2000 and September 2002.

In 1984 my father, mother, grandmother (mothers mother)

In 1996 I there with Regina, Jennifer and Mark

In 2000 This was the the big Baumbach family reunion, were Baumbach's from around the World at the Baumbach Castle in Germany, and met for the very first time, I was there with Regina, Willie, Lisa, and my brother Andy, this was also our Pairs France trip.

In 2002 I was there with Regina only, also Egypt for 10days, Rome Italy for 3days, Swiss airport, one night Disney in Pairs.

I have tried to make it a form of history for all Baumbach's, from about 1295 to present day.

If you find this information interesting or have anything to add, please contact me and let me know

You can also send me information to add here for others to read that I will add to the Baumbachs looking for Baumbach section. Send information that you know about any Baumbachs, names of Baumbachs, dates and places, anything that would help others looking for information on the Baumbach name.

Baumbach Worldwide Family Reunion.

All Baumbach family members were invited to a meeting in Germany on September 9th 2000 for a worldwide family reunion. The owners of the Baumbach Castle, Friedrich-Wilhelm and Bodo Von Baumbach invited all Baumbachs from around the World to join in one big family meeting/reunion at the Baumbach Castle located in Tannenberg, Germany. Details Here  | Baumbachs of Germany and Castle Info Here

William "W.J. & Willy" James Baumbach Life Story, this is a very long letter that was started as a book by him (my father) but was never finished. It is still full of important details of his life and some history of Washington D.C. and Arlington VA. This was never finished because my father started it too late in life and was struck with Parkinson's disease causing him to lose his resent memory and only remembering his childhood. To give you an idea. He often forgot who I was and confused me with one of his dead brothers. Enough said on that, I'm sure you get the idea.

Inventions of W. J. Baumbach

Brain trained over many years to perform a given task and work hard Letter.

Letter from (Catharine) the mother of Bernhard August Baumbach This letter is 125 years old (as of 1997.) My father was very impressed with this letter and felt that it contained very good advice that even today can and should be used. He made a note to himself on the letter that reads " with time proven advice, is as good in 1987 as it was 115 years ago." The boy in the letter to whom it was written too was my fathers grandfather. (added 12-2000 letter came from the town Schweina, Germany. June, 30th 1872.

Obituary of William J. Baumbach

Memories Here are things that I best remember my father telling or saying to me. It contains advice to me, words of wisdom, facts of live, etc. 

Family Members of my father W.J. Baumbach

My Father

William "Willie" or "WJ" James Baumbach (my father) Born March 15, 1909

Louise Carter Baumbach Born September 12, 1912. The mother of Lillian Ann Baumbach, my half-sister who became the first Woman Master Plumber.

Beryl Dill Baumbach W. J. Baumbach second wife, mine and my brother Andy's mother.

Sister (One)

Virginia Augusta Baumbach. W. J. Baumbach older sister. Born December 6, 1904

Brothers (Two)

Charles Henry Baumbach. W. J. Baumbach older brother. Born December 18, 1906

Andrew (Bernie) Bernard Baumbach. W. J. Baumbach younger brother. Born March 6, 1911

Daughter (one)

Lillian Ann Baumbach W. J. Baumbach oldest daughter. Born January 4th 1930. My half sister. First Woman Master Plumber. Same father, but her mother is Louise Carter.

Sons (two)

William James Baumbach II W. J. Baumbach oldest son ME!

Andrew "Andy" Bernard Baumbach W. J. Baumbach youngest son, my brother.


Lots of very old pictures of family and business

Recent pictures

Baumbach Family History

Baumbach Family Coat of Arms Crest Shield

I need to add information about the Coat of Arms here

Baumbach Plumbing History

Newspaper Articles about the Baumbach Plumbing company