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Bauer, George 1856 – 1916


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/13/2021 at 15:28:24

Cresco Plain Dealer Nov. 24, 1916 P-7 C-6

George Bauer was born in Jefferson county, Wis., Jan. 7, 1856, and died Friday morning at Cresco, Ia., Nov. 17, 1916.
In 1884 he came to Iowa and built a home on a farm near Nora Springe and the following year he was married to Mary Elizabeth Meilitz of Riceville. They resided on this farm until 1901 and after spending a year in Minnesota they purchased a farm at Little Cedar where they resided until 1912 when they removed to Charles City, retiring from active work. In July, 1914, his helpmate departed this life after which he made his home with his son Lawrence of Cresco where his soul took its departure to the heavenly home.
He was converted to the Christian faith at the age of 16 and was a member of the Evangelical association ever since.
During his life he and his wife had many hard tasks and problems, the worst of which was sickness, but they made the best of their time under adverse conditions to provide for future reserves. He was always neglecting his own privileges as a sacrifice for other's welfare and pleasure.
His late sickness was of extremely short duration, having been stricken with paralysis on last Wednesday afternoon, and becoming unconscious almost instantly, never having realized what he was stricken with and did not exemplify any indication that his time for departure had come.
Besides his only son, Lawrence, he is survived by three brothers and one sister, while four sisters have preceded him to the better land. The three brothers are Jacob Bauer of Mason City, Lawrence Bauer and Edward Bauer of Ft. Atkinson, Wis., and the only sister remaining being Mrs. Geo. Emmert of Mason City.
The funeral services conducted by Rev. Will Kirwin were held in the M. E. Church at Riceville Sunday afternoon. Interment being made in the Riceville cemetery.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Riceville.


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