|Birth: ||1807, Germany|
Headstone for "G. C. Bauer", his first name is G o t t l i e b C. Bauer, he was the father of Charlotte Apollonia Bauer Cramer who was his youngest of 3 children. His eldest child was Caroline Bauer who married Ferdinand Simon on 14 May 1855 in Bexar County, Texas. His middle child was Leopold Bauer, who died in Texas when he was shot and killed on 10 Aug 1862 in the "Nueces River Massacre" in the Texas Hill Country during the Civil War by Confederate troops. Leopold Bauer was a Union Loyalist and was anti-slavery and he and his brother-in-laws Ernst C. Cramer and Ferdinand Simon refused to fight for the south which was pro-slavery. He and his brother-in-law Ernst C. Cramer (who married Charlotte A. Bauer) were the first ones captured at the Battle on the Nueces River in Texas. Charlotte and Caroline's brother Leopold Bauer was shot and killed. Ernst C.Cramer and Ferdinand Simon were 2 of the few survivors. After the battle, The Confederate troops gathered up the remaining 18 Union Loyalist survivors, and shot and killed them as a group instead of taking them to prison for being against slavery.
After the Civil War was over, Ernst C. Cramer and wife Charlotte Apollonia Bauer Cramer moved to Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, then they moved again to Hailey, Blaine County, Idaho where they died and are buried as you know in the Hailey Cemetery. Charlotte and Ernst named one of their sons Leopold in honored memory of Charlotte's older brother Leopold Bauer, who died on 10 Aug 1862 at the Texas "Battle on the Nueces". Caroline Bauer Simon and her husband Ferdinand Simon, also named their son Leopold in Caroline's brother's memory.
The details of the Civil War are horrific as is any book about war. One of the historical books is: Germans in the Civil War: The Letters They Wrote Home (Civil War America) by Walter D. Kamphoefner (Editor),Wolfgang Helbich (Editor), Susan Carter Vogel (Translator) - sold on Amazon.com and printed in 2006. Dr. Walter D. Kamphoefner, is currently a Professor in the History Dept. at Texas A & M University. Dr. Kamphoefner has written about 4 or 5 books regarding German families who came to Texas - all well written and documented.
Gottlieb C. Bauer, born in Altenburg, Germany arrived in the USA at port of New Orleans, LA on 27 Dec 1854 on ship named "Spree" departing from the port of Bremen, Germany arriving with his eldest daughter Caroline who was 18 yrs old. Gottlieb became farmer in Comfort, Texas and lived in Kerr and Kendall County, Texas before joining his only surviving child, daughter Charlotte and her family in Hailey, Idaho in his later years of his life. Father of 3 children, Caroline Bauer (1836-1878)who married Ferdinand Simon on 15 May 1855 in Bexar County, Texas and they are buried in the Boerne City Cemetery, Boerne, Texas. Gottlieb's son and middle child Leopold Bauer (b. about 1839-d.10 August 1862) in Texas at the Nueces River Massacre as a Union Loyalist who was anti-slavery. Gottlieb's youngest child, Charlotte Apollonia Bauer (b.1844-d.1914) who married Ernst (Ernest) C. Cramer (b.1836-d.1916); moved from Comfort, Texas to Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas and then Hailey, Blaine County, Idaho where they raised their family and lived the rest of their lives. Gottlieb you were a brave man who raised your 3 children well in your new home land of America. You must have endured many challenges and hardships coming to the USA with your children in your mid-forties and worked very hard as a farmer. Your story of how you survived an Indian attack has been read by your great-great-granddaughter Nuala Carolyn (Morris) Benson who lives in Texas. May you forever rest in peace next to your youngest child Charlotte A. Bauer Cramer. God bless you, you are not forgotten.
- Elizabeth "Bitsy" Gibson Wagner
Caroline Bauer Simon (1836 - 1878)*
Leopold Bauer (1839 - 1862)*
Charlotte Apollonia Bauer Cramer (1844 - 1914)*
Plot: Old Hailey Cemetery North- 2-2-7
Created by: SRBentz
Record added: Apr 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51413716
Rest in Peace.|
Pauline Bond Cramer
Added: Apr. 3, 2013
Gottlieb C. Bauer, born in Altenburg, Germany arrived in the USA at port of New Orleans, LA on 27 Dec 1854 on ship named "Spree" departing from the port of Bremen, Germany arriving with his eldest daughter Caroline who was 18 yrs old. Gottlieb became farm...(Read more)|
Elizabeth "Bitsy" Gibson Wagner
Added: Mar. 20, 2012
Added: Apr. 29, 2010