|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1874|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 1955|
Elizabeth ("Bertie") C. Fox, was one of 9 children* born of Christina Zeun Fox and John August Fox. She was also the granddaughter of John Fuchs and Frances B Mueller Fuchs, and Johann Georg Zeun and Maria Eva Geibel (of Gronau, Germany).
Bertie was born in Baltimore City and lived as a young girl, possibly in the neighborhood of Waverly. By 1891, she was living in Lansdowne and was part of a fledgling Lutheran congregation that first met in her father's post office at her parent's home.
In 1893, she was confirmed in the first wooden church the congregation built, becoming a Sunday School teacher. It is also where she and Leonard Bahr married on November 30, 1899, settling into a home he built at 281 Elizabeth Ave. By 1900, they were parents of Maurice John Bahr, and in 1905, Leonard Marion Bahr.
This original wooden church was given to G.Lovell of West Woodberry and rededicated. A new Lutheran stone church (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Saviour's) was erected in 1929 on Laverne Ave., and she and her family were some of the first members.
Bertie was also a member of the Ladies Aid Society, and of the Lansdowne Garden Club - winning many prizes for her flowers at local shows. More importantly, she loved people and she encouraged her grandchildren and all who knew her by her faith and her trust in Jesus. Her daughter-in-law, Florence Elizabeth Riefle Bahr, gave her much credit for showing how life, transformed by God, was lived.
In 1936, Bertie was found to have breast cancer, and her son painted what he thought would be his last portrait of his mother (see painting). But Bertie was healed and survived many years, eventually dying of obstruction of the bowel, at University Hospital.
(* Bertie's siblings: George F. Fox [see memorial], John A. Fox, Jr. [see memorial], Mary E. Fox Meyer-Miller, Eva Fox [see memorial], Minnie Fox [see memorial], Pauline A. Fox [Lehner] [see memorial], William E. Fox [see memorial], and Harry Fox [see memorial]).
Leonard Bahr (1871 - 1941)
Maurice John Bahr (1900 - 1974)*
Leonard Marion Bahr (1905 - 1990)*
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Plot: 85 SE 1/4
Created by: msb
Record added: Sep 23, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5064413