John Bauerle came to Cass county on the 20th of March, 1875, and located in Noble township. In 1877 he bought some wild land on section 10, and since that time has made many improvements, having now a fine orchard, a grove and several find farm buildings. Mr. Bauerle also owns a farm of eighty acres in Lincoln township, which is nicely cultivated and produces abundant crops. He was born in Germany, on the 20th of March, 1852, and when six years of age came to America with an aunt, his parents having been in America some time before. He joined his parents at Chicago and remained there about two years, when his mother died and John was left with his aunt. They moved to LaSalle county, Illinois, soon after, where he remained until coming to Cass county. He was married in La Salle county, Illinois, October 16, 1879, to Sophia Hahn, a native of that county. They have been blessed with two children -- Lydia and Charles.
Transcribed by Gloria Goltiani from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 674.