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Aegidius Egide Bauer
Birth: Sep. 2, 1818, Germany
Death: Jul. 9, 1881
Mariposa County
California, USA

Born to Gertrud (Mueller) and Sebastian Bauer.
Married Regina Gress on October 30, 1844 in Wintersdorf, Germany. Regina and Egide had four children: Frederick (F. P. or Frank), Joseph, Frances (who married Thomas Henry Branson) and Michael.

[I typically do not post newspaper reports, however I have done so in this case.]

The following (including a death notice that's not included here) were published in the Mariposa Gazette on 16 July 1881.

We are informed that the funeral of Egide Bauer, killed by D. K. Pitzer in Hornitos last Saturday, was very largely attended by the citizens of that place, and also by a large number of friends and acquaintances from the surrounding country, and was one of the largest funerals that has taken place in Hornitos for many years.

About 12 o'clock last Saturday night news reached Mariposa to the effect that Edige Bauer had been killed, in Hornitos, by D. K. Pitzer. From what we can find out the shooting took place about 6:30pm, and the particulars of which, as near as we can learn, are about as follows. The farms of the two men adjoin, and the trouble grew out of a dividing fence, and from hogs belonging to Bauer breaking into the fields of Pitzer. About three weeks ago they met, and after some words between the men, it is said Pitzer attempted to shoot Bauer with a shotgun, but the gun was knocked aside and the trouble ended for the time being. Saturday last the two men again met near the edge of town, when Pitzer, who is said to have been under the influence of liquor, drew a pistol and fired twice, the first ball taking effect in the arm and the other passing through the heart, killing him instantly. Whether or not the men had any words, or even spoke to each other, we are not able to find out. After the killing Pitzer gave himself up to Constable Turner, and was placed in the calaboose at that place. The people were very much incensed over the affair, and we hear threats of lynching were freely made, but the good people of Hornitos and vicinity were finally persuaded to let law take its course. It is much to be regretted that a quarrel between old neighbors should have such a terrible ending, as both were old and highly respected citizens of that section, having large families, both advanced in years, and until lately been on friendly terms. The examination of Pitzer took place last Wednesday, at Hornitos, before Justice Carr, and the defendant was committed to the County Jail without bail on a charge of murder. The defendant made no defense at the examination, reserving this until his case comes to trial. The following is the verdict of the Coroner's Jury, at an inquest held on the body of Mr. Bauer last Sunday: State of California, County of Mariposa. Before S. W. Carr, Acting Coroner, in the matter of the inquisition upon the body of Edige Bauer, deceased: We, the undersigned jurors, summoned to appear before S. W. Carr, Acting Coroner of the County of Mariposa, at Hornitos Township, on the 10th day of July, 1881, to inquire into the cause of the death of Edige Bauer, having been duly sworn according to law and having made such inquisition, after inspecting the body and hearing the testimony adduced, upon our oaths, each and all do say, that we find the deceased was named Edige Bauer, was a native of Germany, aged about 63 years; that he came to his death on the evening of the 9th day of July, 1881, in this county; and we further find, that we believe D. K. Pitzer to be the person by whose act the death of said Edige Bauer is occasioned. We also find and believe that the said death was caused by two pistol shots fired by D. K. Pitzer, and without cause or provocation. All of which we duly certify by this inquisition in writing by us signed this 10th day of July, 1881. --A. N. Phelps, R. Arthur, Henry Lessman, Jean Martin, E.F. Sylvester, G. Gagliardo.

[Note: D.K. Pitzer was ultimately released and died as a homeless man on a street in Fresno, CA.] 
Family links: 
  Regina Gress Bauer (1815 - 1890)*
  Frederich Paul Bauer (1846 - 1900)*
  Joseph Bauer (1849 - 1943)*
  Frances Bauer Branson (1851 - 1916)*
  Michael Bauer (1852 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Additional information provided by Anne #46947920
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church Cemetery
Mariposa County
California, USA
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Record added: May 17, 2007
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Aegidius Egide Bauer
Added by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
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Aegidius Egide Bauer. Son of Sebastian Bauer and Gertrud Mueller, born 02 Sep 1818 in Germany, husband of Regina. Father of Frederick, Joseph, Frances and Michael.
- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Nov. 13, 2012
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