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Bauer, Mrs. Margaret 1847-1925


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 9/26/2017 at 11:21:55

LeMars Sentinel
January 20, 1925


Mrs. Margaret Bauer, one of the early settlers of Plymouth County, died at her home on Fifth avenue SE, Friday evening. Mrs. Bauer had been an invalid for the past six years.

Her maiden name was Margaret Reith and she was born at Zimmerle, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Europe, on November 1, 1847. When she was a babe of four months old, her parents came to America and shortly after their arrival settled at Port Washington, Wis., where Margaret Reith grew to young womanhood. She was united in marriage with Joseph Bauer in 1866, the wedding taking place in Chicago. Following their marriage, they lived in Bloomington, Illinois, for three years, where Mr. Bauer followed the occupation of a moulder.

In 1869 they came to Iowa and engaged in farming near Guttenburg and in 1872 came to Plymouth County and farmed for many years near Remsen. For the past twenty-seven years Mrs. Bauer made her home in LeMars.

Mr. and Mrs. Bauer were the parents of eleven children. The husband and four children preceded the mother in death. The children who mourn the death of their mother are: Wm. Bauer, of St. Louis, Mo.; John, of Egan, S.D.; Mathew, of Flandreau, S.D.; Frank, of Wheaton, Minn.; Joseph, of Mankato, Minn.; Mrs. Henry Pfieffer, of Union Grove, Wis.; and Miss Anna Bauer, residing at home. There are twenty-seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 at St. Joseph church and the interment made in the Catholic cemetery at Remsen, where her husband and three of her children are buried.

Mrs. Bauer was a devout Christian woman and active in church and other work, before her health failed. She was well known, especially by the older settlers and was highly esteemed in the community where she lived for half a century.


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