|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1821|
|Death: ||May 22, 1913|
Five Generations First Saw the Light of Day in Old Home – Accompanied Party of 50 in Drive to Ohio
Macungie: Charles Bauer, a well-known farmer residing a half mile west of town, points with considerable pride and satisfaction to the fact that he has never moved during his lifetime. He resides in the same house in which he was born 87 years ago. Only once has he been sick.
The following relatives can all be traced, except two, who have been born in the same house in which Mr. Bauer now resides.
George Mattern and his wife Catharine, a born Reese, and their children, Susan Kieffer, Elizabeth Christman, Kate Bauer, Sallie Trexler, Hannah Schaeffer and an infant child, who all died long ago; John and Kate Bauer and their children, Charles, Jonas, Henry, Daniel and Marie Bauer, Sallie Fisher, Carolina Haas and Susan Walbert; the parents and these children are dead; Jonas and Mrs. Walbert, Charles Bauer, the main subject of this sketch, his wife, Mary, a born Danner, and these children: William, Maria, John, Charles W., Carolina, James D., Jacob and Kate; the mother and son, John, are dead. These grandchildren were also born there: John A. Walbert, William C. DeLong and Edwin C. Bauer.
Fifty Men and Women Drove to Ohio.
During the summer of 1843 Mr. Bauer went with a company of 50 people, composed of men, women and children, from these parts to Summit County, Ohio. They started from Trexlertown with teams and on horseback. It took them 21 1/2 days. His chief object was to see the country and acquire the English language. Of this company of 50 people there are only seven now living and of these Mr. Bauer is the oldest.
On the eighth day of December, 1844, he was united in marriage to Mary Danner by Rev. Benjamin German. This union was blessed with the eight children above named.
The heads of the five generations are as follows: Charles Bauer, Wm. Bauer, Mrs. James Weider, Fred. Wieder and child of Fred Wieder.
Charles Bauer, a widely known and highly respected resident of Lower Macungie township, died at his home near Macungie at six o’clock Wednesday morning of ailments incident to old age. Mr. Bauer, who had been bedfast for the past nine months, was aged ninety-two years, one month and seventeen days. He died in the same house in which he was born and in which he lived almost all of his life. In the summer of 1843 in company with fifty other residents of Lehigh county, he emigrated to Summit county, Ohio. The party made their start from Trexlertown and journeyed by wagons and horseback, occupying twenty-one and a half days in making the trip. Of this company, there are now but two survivors. The deceased is survived by the following children, William, of Macungie; Charles W., East Texas; Jacob, at home; Mrs. Maria Walbert, at home; Mrs. William Lauer, South Bethlehem; Mrs. Augustus Delong, West Bethlehem. Fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild survive him. These brothers and sisters also survive: Henry, of Mertztown; Daniel and Miss Maria Bauer, of Longswamp; Mrs. Jonathan Haas, of Topton; and Mrs. Henry Fisher, of Maxatawny. The funeral will be held from his late home, near Macungie, on Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock with further services at Grace Lutheran church, Macungie, Rev. Kopenhaver officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining Solomon’s Reformed church.
[The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Thursday, May 22, 1913, page 16]
Reading Eagle May 30, 1908 page 5
John Bauer (1794 - 1880)
Catharine Mattern Bauer (1800 - 1886)
Anna Maria Danner Bauer (1822 - 1892)*
William F. Bauer (1845 - 1929)*
Anna Maria Bauer Walbert (1846 - 1919)*
Charles W. Bauer (1850 - 1936)*
Carolina S. Bauer Lauer (1854 - 1938)*
James D. Bauer (1857 - 1942)*
Jacob Bauer (1860 - 1929)*
Kate Bauer DeLong (1861 - 1943)*
Charles Bauer (1821 - 1913)
Jonas Bauer (1823 - 1876)*
John Henry Bauer (1825 - 1914)*
Sallie Ann Bauer Fisher (1830 - 1918)*
Caroline Bauer Haas (1832 - 1923)*
Maria Bauer (1836 - 1922)*
Daniel Mattern Bauer (1840 - 1923)*
Susan Bauer Walbert (1842 - 1904)*
Solomons United Church of Christ Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 10, 2011
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