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Fredrick Bauer (1859-1923)


Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 5/18/2017 at 21:19:16

The Adams County Free Press
Corning, Iowa
November 10, 1923

Frederick Bauer, who had been suffering for several months with cancer of the stomach, passed away Monday morning, at 12:50 o’clock at his residence on lower Davis avenue. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Federated Church, the services being conducted by Rev. L. W. Ross, pastor of the Baptist church. Interment was made in Walnut Grove cemetery beside a little daughter, Etna, who died when three and a half years of age.

Deceased was a native of Germany, being born in Wurtemburg [Wurttemburg], May 11, 1859, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bauer. In 1879 he came to America, staying with relatives near Chicago for a time, then going to Westside, Iowa, where he embarked in business, that of blacksmithing. He went into the shop in early life, “as soon as he could grasp a hammer” as he often expressed himself, and thoroughly mastered his trade, working with his father until he came to this country.

He was married to Miss Elizabeth Leuckhardt of Westside June 30, 1883, who survives him with their five children as follows: Fred Bauer, Henry Bauer, Mrs. Mary Romer, Ralph Bauer, all of Corning and Mrs Ella Geisler of Sanborn, Iowa. An infant twin daughter died at birth, and Etna at 3 and a half years. They were all in attendance at the funeral, also the nine grandchildren.

Mr. Bauer removed to Corning April 1, 1889, where he opened up a shop which he conducted until recently when his health failed. He had often requested his family to make his obituary very brief, as he had lived a quiet life and wished to quietly pass out; and his request was strictly adhered to.


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