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52 Ancestors – #13: Marie Peters Bauer, My Great-Great Grandmother

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Marie Peters Bauer

Marie Peters traveled from Prussia to New Braunfels with her parents in the 1850s. I heard a story about Marie a number of years ago. She knew Philipp Bauer in Prussia. He must have lived in the same area as her family. Once she arrived in New Braunfels she wrote and told him to come to Texas. He took her advice and on 19 August 1855 they married in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas. G. W. Eisenlohr a minister of the Gospel performed the ceremony.

Marie and Philipp had five children Bertha, Otto, Louise married Carl Wessley, Ernest married Rosa Bender, and Emma married Henry Schuetz.

She is buried in the Kreutzberg Cemetery in Kendall County. Her tombstone states,

Hier Rubet

Marie Bauer

Geb. Dien

20Ten Aug. 1827

Gest. Dien

13Ten Maerz 1905

77 yahr 7 monat

 

Comal County, Texas, marriage certificate No. 122 (1855), Bauer-Peters; Comal County Court House,New Braunfels.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2014 in 52 Ancestors Challenge, Bauer

 

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Philipp and Marie Peters Bauer

Philipp and Marie Peters Bauer

In 1859, Philipp Bauer petitioned the Comal County court to become a citizen of the United States. Henry Seele and John Schumacher provided affidavits saying that they had known him for the past five years and was a man of good moral character. He denounced all allegiance to the King of Prussia and was awarded a certificate of citizenship.

Philipp Bauer was born in Prussia on 21 June 1820 and married Marie Peters on 15 August 1855 in New Braunfels, Texas. G. W. Eisenlohr preformed the ceremony. A family story says he corresponded with Marie before he came to Texas. She lived in New Braunfels.

Philipp and Marie had five children: Bertha, Otto, Louise, Ernst, Emma.

Both are buried in the Kruetzberg Cemetery. Philipp died 5 January 1902 and Marie died 13 March 1905.

They are my great-great grandparents.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Bauer

 

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