|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1912|
Daughter of William Baer and Harriet Baer. Sister of Mary M. Baer, Charlotte Baer and Harriet M. Baer.
Published in The Evening Post, Frederick, Maryland, on Monday, 15 January 1912, and copied here with any errors:
Miss Willa Baer Dies At Advanced Age.
Was the Last Surviving Member of a Well-Known Family.
Miss M. Wilhelmina Baer died last evening at 8 o'clock at the Home for the Aged, Record street, aged 85 years, one month and twenty-six days. Death ensued from a fall which broke her hip about two weeks ago.
The passing away of this well-known lady removes the last of a family well known in this community, and in Carroll county and Baltimore. Miss Baer was the youngest daughter of Professor William and Harriett Mantz Baer, deceased. Professor Baer was a well-known chemist, residing for a long time at Sykesville The family removed to this city shortly after the war and bought the property on East Patrick street, now occupied by Mr. Henry Hahn. After the death of their mother, the four daughters remained, keeping a select school, where many of our boys and girls were educated, among them, the late Bishop James Addison Ingle. The Misses Baer were ladies of intelligence and culture, in every sense of the word, of the "old school." Always abreast with the times, they were fine conversationalists and most interesting companions, and their many excellent traits of character endeared them to a large circle of acquaintances. All lived to old age, with faculties unimpaired until their last illness.
Miss Mary died at the homestead on Patrick street some years ago, aged 75, after which the sisters went to the Home. Miss Charlotte died in 1903, aged 90, and Miss Harriet in 1904, aged 87. Two of them were presbyterians and two Episcopalians, all active church workers, and faithful in all their duties. Miss Willa for a short while was a teacher at All Saints' Orphanage
The passing away of good and useful women leaves pleasant memories, beside the record of a life well spent. After life's troubles, to all God's faithful people comes the rest that remaineth for His people, and so, "He giveth His beloved sleep"
The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, with services at the Home for the Aged.
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Plot: Area H, Lot 434
Created by: Lorraine
Record added: Feb 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24301921