John Andrew Baer

Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Jun 1889 (aged 63)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section: A, Lot 13, 14, 71, 72
Memorial ID 34201927 · View Source
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Information is from Burial/Death records at LCHS. NOTE: Date of Death OR Burial: 6/16/1889.

Published in the Lancaster (PA) New Era, Wednesday, 19 Jun 1889, pg. 4.

"Arrival of John A. Baer's Body.

The body of John A. Baer, brother of Messrs. Reuben A. and C. Rine Baer, arrived here at two o'clock this afternoon, from New York, and was taken to Woodward Hill Cemetery, in charge of Undertaker Widmyer and accompanied by many friends, for interment."

The following obituary is courtesy of contributor Cheryl Cartwright (member #47690711):

"JOHN ANDREW BAER, son of John Baer, the principal founder
of the leading German newspaper of Lancaster County, Pa., was born in Lancaster, August 15, 1825, and entered the class in December, 1846.
Soon after graduation he engaged in teaching, as principal of an academy in Philadelphia, and for several years he continued to be similarly occupied, in Philadelphia and in Maryland. Later he returned to Lancaster, where his brothers were engaged m newspaper business. The last years of his life were spent m New York City, in obscurity and under an assumed name. He died there, after a brief illness, in Bellevue Hospital, June 16, 1889, in his 64th year. He was unmarried."

NOTE: Obituary lists a different DOB than cemetery records.

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  • Created by: Dana Dancy
  • Added: 25 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 34201927
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Andrew Baer (6 Aug 1825–16 Jun 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34201927, citing Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dana Dancy (contributor 46998072) .