Dec. 8, 1865 Michigan City La Porte County Indiana, USA
Apr. 8, 1936 Cedar Rapids Linn County Iowa, USA
Louise Bauman was the sixth of eight children born to John and Margaret Bauman. She began this life at Michigan City, Ind., December 9, 1865, and departed this life at St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids, April 8, 1936. When but a year old, the family moved to Aurora, Ill., where they remained for three years, then moving to Clarence, Iowa, in 1869, when the subject of this sketch was but four years old.
Here she grew to womanhood attending what was then known as the Garrison school. On March 4, 1891, she was united in marriage to William Bachman. The couple made their home on the farm northeast of Clarence on the farm now occupied by Arthur Bachman and here they remained throughout their married life until 1919, when they retired and came to town to live.
Five children came to bless this union. One died in infancy and another, Edgar, died at the age of five. Arthur and Fred of this community and Clara of Independence surviving. The husband departed this life in 1923. In 1904 she united with the Methodish church of this community having previously been a member of the Reformed church of the early home neighborhood.
She was active in the ladies organizations of the church, especially interested in the work of the Women's Foreign Missionary society. She was also a member of the Wednesday Literary club.
In addition to the three children who survive there are also seven grandchildren, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church on Friday afternoon, with the Rev. George H. Goodrick in charge. Burial was in the Clarence cemetery.