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Bauer, John

JOHN BAUER DIES. WAS LOCAL PIONEER

The death of John Bauer one of the city's pioneer residents, occurred last Saturday afternoon at his home, 180 Hanover street, following a month's illness of heart trouble.

Mr.Bauer was born in Wilkes-Barre 73 years ago.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the "three months-men" and then the 9th Pa. Vol. Cav. and served until the end of the war. He was one of the pioneer residents of Hays City, Kansas, when the settlers were in constant fear of the Indians, with whom he had many encounters. His eldest son John Jr., was the first white child born in Hays City.

He lived in Kansas about twenty-nine years and returned to Wilkes-Barre resuming his shoemaking business. He was a member of the Union Veteran Legion, the G. A. R. and the Veteran Firemen's association, having been a volunteer fireman of the city in his early years.

He is survived by the following children: John, Frank, Henry, Mrs. Josephine Weisner, Mrs. Elsie Morrissey, Mrs. Freda Sheehan and Miss Doris, all of this city; Mrs. Anna Grass, of Rays City, Kansas, also two brothers, Peter and Charles of this city.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home on Hanover street. Rev. W. J. Day will officiate. Interment will be made in Mt. Greenwood cemetery.

Wilkes-Barre Times, Wilkes-Barre, PA 31 Dec 1917



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