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John Peter Baujan
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1826
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death: Sep. 15, 1912
Morgan County
Illinois, USA

Biographical Sketch: J. P. BAUJAN is one of the representative business men of Meredosia. In his building, which is 20x120 feet, and situated on Main street, he carried on a hardware and agricultural implement business, and is also a dealer in lumber. In most country villages there is one man who generally occupies the position of "guide, philosopher and friend." If there is any advice to be given, or should any enterprise require a leader, there are one or two men who are considered the most competent for this place, and the subject of this sketch is what may be termed a leading man of his village. He was formerly in business with D. H. Lollis. This partnership existed for twenty years, under the firm name of D. H. Lollis & Co. Some three years ago Mr. Baujan purchased Mr. Lollis' interest in the business, and thus became the sole proprietor. Mr. Baujan is a native of Siegburg, Germany, and was born Oct. 29, 1827. He came to America in 1852, landed at New Orleans, and from that port he pushed on immediately to Beardstown, Cass Co., Ill., and at once went to Arenzville. In 1856 he first came to Meredosia. Here he started a small business of a combination bakery and grocery store. This venture prospered, and he followed it for several years, when he formed the partnership spoken of before, and engaged in the lumber business, the other lines having been added since. He has the only lumber-yard in Meredosia. In 1888 he served as President of the Town Board in Meredosia, and is now holding the office of Overseer of the Poor in his district - a position for which his charitable impulses admirably fit him. He is a member of the Masonic Order and of the Benevolent Lodge No. 52, which is one of the oldest lodges in the State. He is also a Knight Templar. He is an enthusiastic and hard-working member of these orders. Mr. Baujan is a Democrat, and is an influential member of his party, but he is in favor, largely, of selecting the best men for offices, and, generally speaking, party ties rest upon him lightly. He has made all he possesses since he came to this country, which has been a result of his ability as a money-getter and of his sterling integrity. He was married to Matilda Keuchler, who bore him five children - Minnie, Emma, Louisa, Ida and Nellie - four of whom are living. Mr. Baujan is a practical illustration of what this country has done, and is doing, for people who strictly mind their own business, and who go forward in their work with a determination to win. His large amount of pluck and German persistence has aided him to attain his present proud position in the hearts of his neighbors and among the business men with whom he has dealings. It can be truthfully said of him that he never intentionally wronged any man, and if a less fortunate person than he, makes application to him for aid or relief, his request is sure to be granted.

Morgan County IL.
Born: Siegburg (i.e. fort on the Sieg river) is a city in the district of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the banks of the rivers Sieg and Agger, 10 kilometres away from the former capital Bonn and 26 kilometres away from Cologne.
Resided: Meridosia, IL.
Funeral was 18-Oct 1912, internment was in Oakland cemetery, Meridosia, Illinois.
CHILDREN with 1st wife, Barbara Yeck:
i. Minnie Baujan, b.1859 d.1936 [FAG #27226937], m.???? to Edward F. Geiss b.1856 d.1928 [FAG #27226957].
CHILDREN with 2nd wife, Therese Mathilda Kuechler:
i. Barbara "Emma" Baujan, b.???? d.1862, m.12-Dec-1888 to Herman C. Lippert, b.???? d.????.
ii. Otto Baujan, b.1865 d.1865.
iii. Ida Baujan, b.1868 d.1945 [FAG #27208757].
iv. Louise Baujan, b.1871 d.1959 [FAG #27226644], m.24-Aug-1898 to Gustav Adolphus Hillig, b.1871 d.1904 [FAG #27226635].
v. Nellie Baujan, b1875 d.1892 [FAG #27208802].
What follows is a transcription, by one of the Lipperts (from a notebook kept by Peter Baujan, originally - then Aunt Lou, and then, I think "closed", after her death and kept by one of her nieces).

J. Peter Baujan born Oct. 29, 1826, Siegburg, Prussia Germany, died Oct. 15, 1912
Barbara Yeck born Sept. 20, 1838
Peter Baujan and Barbara Yeck married March 25, 1856
Louis Baujan born Sept. 24, 1857, died Aug, 24, 1858
Minnie Baujan born Sept. 20, 1859
Barbara Baujan, my wife, died March 16, 1862

Matilda Kuechler born Sept. 17, 1844
J. Peter Baujan and Matilda Kuechler married June 25, 1862
Otto Baujan born March 2, 1865, died April 18, 1865
Emma Baujan born February 14, 1866, died Jan. 17, 1935
Ida Baujan born March 15, 1868, died Dec.- 21, 1945
Louise Baujan born Jan. 2, 1871, died Oct. 18, 1959
Nellie Baujan born Jun. 19, 1875, died Oct. 10, 1892

SOURCE: Robert "Bob" Miller, Baujan descendant.
Born: Siegburg, Prussia - 10 kilometres away from the former capital Bonn and 26 kilometres away from Cologne.
Family links: 
  Barbara Yeck Baujan (1828 - 1862)
  Therese Mathilda Kuechler Baujan (1844 - 1929)*
  Lewis Baujan (1857 - 1858)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Robert Kuhmann
Originally Created by: Kent Mauk
Record added: May 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27208779
John Peter Baujan
Added by: Robert Kuhmann
John Peter Baujan
Added by: Robert Kuhmann
John Peter Baujan
Added by: Robert Kuhmann
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R.I.P. - your 2nd wife was a sister of my Great-Grandfather, Edward Ernest Kuechler.
- Robert Kuhmann
 Added: Jun. 20, 2011

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