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Christian Heinrich Bahe

Apelern, Landkreis Schaumburg, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 6 Jul 1905 (aged 91)
Waite Park, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 177502474 · View Source
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Per Great Grandson:
Christian Johann Heinrich Bahe
Born in Apelern Schaumburg
Niedershasen Germany

Christian is also sited as:
Heinrich Christian Bahe
and Christopher Bahe on
some sites. Christopher on
Some Census Reports.

Immigration to USA 1875
Departure Port: Bremen Germany
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Arrival to USA: May 31, 1875
Ship Name: Mosel
Christian, his Spouse Sophia
Bahe and their three sons
Heinrich, Wilhelm and Christian
Bahe immigrated to USA in 1875


Sophia Hecht Bahe

Children: (known)
Carl Heinrich Conrad Bahe (Henry C.)
Christian H. Bahe. (Jr.)
William Bahe (Wilhelm)
Fredrich Johann Bahe (Fred)
(may be more children)

Daughter in Law:
Mary Steege Bahe


** In Loving Memory of Christian **
Christian will be loved, missed and
remembered forever in the hearts
of all who loved him. Christian
is survived by many Relatives in
Texas, Minnesota, elsewhere around
the USA and Germany.


Obituary- Press Release

St. Cloud Daily Times
St. Cloud Minnesota
Published: July 7, 1905
Christian Bahe

Christian Bahe Dies
Christian Bahe, aged 91 yrs,
father of Henry C. Bahe, of
Waite Park, died last night
at the latters home
following a brief illness.
Infirmities...cause. The
Funeral will be held Saturday
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
H.C. Bahe residence at Waite Park.
The Rev. Charles H. Fark, Pastor
of the German Evangelical Lutheran
Church will probably Officiate.


(second Press release same day)

St. Cloud Daily Journal- Press
Published: July 7, 1905
(Christian Bahe sited as Henry C. Bahe)

Aged Henry C. Bahe Escaped Lightning
to Die Peacefully Last Night

When Henry C. Bahe of Waite Park
died last night he had outlived
the allotted three scores year and
ten, for he was 91 years old.
Mr. Bahe made his home wit his son
Christian Bahe, an employee of the
Great Northern Car Shops and had
been ill for a year or more. He
was confined to his home during the
past six months and was lying helpless
in his bed when lightning struck and
shattered the house ten days ago.
He escaped without injury only to die
peacefully from natural causes last
night. He is survived by his aged
wife. The Funeral will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock
from the residence of Christian
Bahe and the Interment will be made
at the North Star Cemetery.
Rev. C.H. Fark, Pastor of the
German Lutheran Church will
Officiate if he returns to the city
in time and in the event he does not
arrive will provide a substitute Clergyman."

To Note:
It appears the second 1905 article
on same day sites possible
name error as Mr. Bahe
went by the name Christian or
Christopher in the USA.
Christian Bahe passed away
in 1905 and Christian's
Son was Henry Bahe.
The second article sites
Henry C. Bahe as deceased and
Son Christian Bahe. Per other article
same Day, Christian Bahe passed
away and was residing with son
Henry Bahe. Christian Bahe did have
a Son Christian. There were also
spelling errors in the second
newspaper article. Spouse Sophia
Bahe was also residing with Son
Henry Bahe, per 1905 Census
report and Sophia's 1908 Obituary.

Per 1900 U.S. Federal Census
Christian and Spouse Sophia Bahe
were residing with their Son
Henry Bahe, Henry's Spouse
Mary Bahe and their children
in Harlan Fayette Co. Iowa.
Henry & Mary Bahe moved to
Waite Park, Stearns Co. Minnesota.
Christian and Sophia both resided
with Henry and Mary Bahe and
their minor children in Iowa
(and when they moved to
Waite Park Minnesota.)
Christian sited as Christopher
Bahe born Nov. 1814, 85 yrs old.
Sophia referred to as Sophy Bahe
age 77 yrs old in 1900 Iowa Census.
1900 Iowa Federal Census sited
Christopher and Sophy Bahe
were the Parents of Henry Bahe.

Minnesota 1905 Census sites
Christian and Sophia residing
with Son Henry Steege's Family.
(Sited as Christopher and
Sophie Bahe in 1905 Census,
Waite Park Minnesota.)

Christian and Sophia's Sons:

Henry C. Bahe (Heinrich)was
married to Mary Steege Bahe.
They moved from Iowa to
Waite Stearns Park Minnesota.
(Memorials linked)


Son: ( Per Bob Theisen)
Fredrich Johann Bahe:
(abt 1846 - abt 1932)
Immigrated to the USA.
It appears their son Fred Bahe
lived in Iowa sometime after his
Immigration from Germany to USA.
It appears he has a Memorial and
he passed away in Iowa in 1932.
Not on 1875 Immigration
passenger list to New York.

Memorial: 48691818
Need to confirm.



Christian Bahe (Jr)
(abt 1866 - abt 1937 ?)
moved to Wisconsin and to Montana.
Their Son Christian Bahe (Jr)
may have passed away in Montana,
Minnesota or elsewhere in the USA.
It appears per 1930 U.S. Federal
Census Report that Christian (Jr)
was possibly residing in Montana.



Wilhelm (William) Bahe
DOB abt 1861 ? - ?
Wilhelm Immigrated to USA with
Family in 1875 per Passenger
List and was 13 yrs old in 1875.


Great Grandson Bob Theisen
initiated and is contributing
to Christian Bahe's Memorial.
Bob provided all information for
this Memorial. (Bob also initiated
and all other Family Memorials
that are linked) Bob provided
all information including
Christian's Place of Burial info.

Great Grandson Bob Theisen
has Family History on
his Bahe Steege

Christian and Sophia's Son:
Carl Heinrich Conrad Bahe
sited as Heinrich C. Bahe and
Henry C. Bahe in many USA Records.

Family History, photos, written
Memorial Tributes, Family Memorial
Links Welcome.

Northstar Cemetery
1901 S. Cooper St.
St. Cloud Minnesota

Not known if Christian has
a grave marker. Need to
confirm with Northstar
Cemetery how his name is
spelled on Cemetery records.

Bio in Progress. To be edited.

Family Members





  • Created by: d lester
  • Added: 18 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177502474
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Heinrich Bahe (1 Jan 1814–6 Jul 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177502474, citing North Star Cemetery, Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by d lester (contributor 48245311) .