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Louisa Pauline Sauer Shewan
Birth: Mar. 15, 1896
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1984
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA

Louisa was born Mar 15, 1896 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her father, Rudolph Sauer (1870 - 1959), was a German immigrant. Her mother, Emma Thaler Sauer (1872 - 1912), was the daughter of German immigrants.

Louisa spent her entire life in Erie. Louisa met her future husband, William W. Shewan (1895 - 1973) while she was an employee at the local F. W. Woolworth's department store. They married in 1919 and had five children:

* Richard W. Shewan (1920 - 1944)
* a son (still living)
* Donna Shewan Gingenbach (1925 - 1993)
* William T. Shewan (1933 - 1994)
* a daughter (still living)

Her eldest child, Richard, a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army, was killed in France during World War II. Louisa became active in the Gold Star Mothers organization, serving as the Erie local organization's president. She and William were founding members of Blessed Sacrament Church in Erie.

Louisa died on Mar 9, 1984. In addition to her parents and her son Richard, she was preceded in death by her husband William and her sister, Cecilia Sauer Keller (1900 - 1979). She was survived by four of her five children (including William and Donna), sisters Mary Sauer Moritz (1889 - 1988), Anna Sauer (1898 - 1991), and Dorothy Sauer Koch (1903 - 1991).
 
 
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 Parents:
  Rudolf Otto Sauer (1870 - 1959)
  Emma Thaler Sauer (1872 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  William Walter Shewan (1895 - 1973)
 
 Children:
  Richard William Shewan (1920 - 1944)*
  Donna M. Shewan Gingenbach (1925 - 1993)*
  William Thomas Shewan (1933 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Magdalena Sauer Moritz (1894 - 1988)*
  Louisa Pauline Sauer Shewan (1896 - 1984)
  Anna Hedwig Sauer (1898 - 1991)*
  Cecilia Katarina Sauer Keller (1900 - 1979)*
  Dorothy Sauer Koch (1903 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
LOUISA P. SHEWAN
1896 + 1984
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec. 16
 
Maintained by: G Shewan
Originally Created by: Fred King
Record added: Aug 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9305685
Louisa Pauline <i>Sauer</i> Shewan
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Louisa Pauline <i>Sauer</i> Shewan
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Louisa Pauline <i>Sauer</i> Shewan
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- Dympna Beckett Joyce
 Added: Jun. 16, 2011
 
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