John Baer

John Baer

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Death 6 Nov 1858 (aged 61)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section: A
Memorial ID 34201641 · View Source
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Information is from Burial/Death records at LCHS. NOTE: Date of Death OR Burial: 11/6/1858. Day of birth is listed as the 3rd but gravestone is engraved the 31st.

Obituary courtesy of contributor Lisa R. Garrett (member #47372599).

Lancaster Intelligencer, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 9 Nov 1858, pg. 2.

"Death of John Bear(sic), Esq. -- This gentleman, founder of "Bear's Almanac," which has a National reputation, and senior editor of "The Voksfreund and Beobachter," died suddenly at his residence, No. 12 North Queen street, on Saturday evening last, in the 62d year of his age. Mr. B. had, we understand, been in rather delicate health for a long while, but his sudden demise startled the community, he having been about transacting business but a few days before. He had been connected with the Press of this city for forty years, and throughout that long period commanded the respect of both friend and foe. The Volksfreund establishment, of which Mr. B., was the honored head, was started in the year1815 by Joseph Ehrenfried, Esq., and William Hamilton, Esq., then editor of The Lancaster Journal. Mr. Ehrenfried is still living in this city at a ripe old age, highly respected and esteemed by his fellow citizens. Mr. Bear became the editor and proprietor of The Volksfreund in 1818. His decease leaves a void in the editorial ranks not easily filled. The funeral of Mr. Bear takes place this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, to proceed to Woodward Hill Cemetery."


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  • Created by: Dana Dancy
  • Added: 25 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 34201641
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Baer (31 Jan 1797–6 Nov 1858), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34201641, citing Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dana Dancy (contributor 46998072) .