Descendants of John George Bauer
of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
also known as John Todd
of Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Second Generation


ELMER FRANKLIN BAUER (John1) was born at Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on 13 September 1874 a son of John George Bauer and his first wife Sarah Harman.[1] He died at Lancaster, Lancaster County, on 1 September 1955.[2] He married at Lancaster on 24 November 1898 MARY A. WILHELM.[3] She was born at Colerain Township, Lancaster County, on 16 March 1879, a daughter of Silas Wilhelm and his wife Harriet Rintz. She died at Mountville, Lancaster County, on 12 January 1957.[4]

Elmer Bauer grew up in Lancaster, the third of six children. When he was nine years old his parents separated. By the time he was ten his mother was in jail for adultery and his parents had divorced. When he was twelve, his father remarried. It is not clear who was taking care of Elmer. According to the story passed on to daughter Elsie, Elmer was working in a cotton mill when he was nine years old.[5]

Mary Wilhelm was born, and probably grew up in, Colerain Township, the fifth of six children. According to Elsie, her father had a drinking problem.[6] Her mother died when Mary was eighteen.

Elsie reported a story she heard from her father:

One day, before my parents were married, my father decided to "hop" a freight train. He crawled under the car between the wheels and after a while the train started to go through a tunnel. Suddenly all the coal and gas fumes were coming back over my father and he started to pass out and was just going to give up his hold on the bottom of the train, when they came out of the tunnel and the fresh air revived again. He never did THAT again. [7]

Elmer and Mary were married at the Moravian Church in Lancaster in 1898.[8] They lived in Lancaster, at several different addresses. They had nine children, six of whom lived to adulthood. The year 1911 was a particularly difficult transitional year. On 12 April, four-year-old Paul died from diphtheria. He was buried on the 13th.[9] On the 16th of April Mary gave birth to their sixth child, Pauline.[10] On 3 September of that year nine-year old Esther died from typhoid fever.[11] Mary had the care of at least one child under the age of three for seventeen years. Their eighth child, George, died in premature child birth in 1916.[12] Then, when their youngest at the time was eight, and Mary was forty-four, they had their ninth and final child.

Elmer had an interest in music. Daughter Elsie recalled that as a young man Elmer played in a string orchestra.

My father played banjo, mandolin, and guitar. In the summer evenings they would march through the streets playing and people would throw money at them. He was a self-taught musician. [13]

For the 1900 Census Elmer called himself a music dealer,[14] and in the 1950 City Directory he was a seller of second hand musical instruments.[15] However, in between, he was most often reported as an insurance salesman. Early in life, the 1903 City Directory reported his occupation as "cigars."[16] In 1909 Elmer Bauer and Charles Shickel perfected and manufactured a cement used to fasten handles to umbrellas,[17] and the 1910 census called him "mounter, umbrella handles."[18]

About 1916 the family started attending Memorial Presbyterian Church. Elmer served as an Elder for many years, and also played the mandolin in the Sunday School orchestra.[19]

When Elmer Bauer registered for the draft in 1918, he was forty-eight years old, an insurance agent for Baltimore Life Insurance Company. He was described as medium height, slender build, with hazel eyes and gray hair.[20]

The 1920 Census reported the almost complete family at 726 West Vine Street, Lancaster.[21] Three children had died, and the last had not yet been born:

Line Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
17. Bauer, Elmer F. head M W 47 M PA unk PA agent, insurance
18. Bauer, Mary A. wife F W 42 M PA PA PA none
19. Bauer, Elmer Jr. son M W 19 S PA PA PA apprentice, machinist
20. Bauer, Ruth H. daughter F W 15 S PA PA PA cream coater, candy factory
21. Bauer, Elsie daughter F W 10 S PA PA PA none
22. Bauer, Pauline daughter F W 8 S PA PA PA none
23. Bauer, Beulah daughter F W 5 S PA PA PA none

The record also stated that Elmer rented his home, and that Elsie and Pauline were attending school.

When the babies stopped coming the older children had already started leaving to establish their own families. Elmer, Junior, married in 1922, but still lived with his parents in 1925.[22] Arline, the last child of Elmer and Mary, arrived in 1923, the year that Ruth married. Elsie married in 1930. The census, taken a month after her marriage, reported The Elmer and Mary Bauer family with three daughters at home: Pauline, 18, bander in a cigar factory; Beulah, 15, in school, and Arline, 6, in school. Elmer and Mary were 56 and 51 respectively, and Elmer was a commercial traveler [traveling salesman] for life insurance.[23]

When Elmer Junior's wife died in 1932, he and his two children moved back with his parents for a while.[24] Pauline married in 1933, Beulah in 1939. Elsie and her husband Paul moved back during the depression for a while; they had a bedroom in the attic while Paul was remodeling his future home.[25] The 1940 Census reported a household of Elmer, Sr., 65, agent for Life Insurance, Mary, 61, and daughter Arline, 17. Elmer had completed third grade, Mary completed seventh, Arline had completed her second year of High School and was still in school.[26]

Elmer Bauer died in 1955 from congestive heart failure;[27] Mary died in 1957 at Epler Nursing Home, Mountville, from myocardial infarction due to atherosclerosis due to hypertensive cardiac disease.[28] They are buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster.[29]

Daughter Elsie shared some of her memories in 1987:

My father and mother were always home. My father smoked and at one time chewed tobacco.
Father could mimic the sounds of animals. He was a witty person. Once he came in and pretended he was drunk. My sister Ruth screamed and cried. He never did that again.
The house on Church St. was nice. It had the nicest vestabule. It was good for courting. My Mother would call down, "Elsie, Do you know what time it is?" "Yes, Mama." Paul said, "I guess it's time for me to go." Then we'd move into the vestibule for another few minutes.
She [Mary] liked to decorate. One time she painted all the doors deep mahogany colors. She sewed and made all their clothes. For Hap [Elmer Jr.] and Helen's wedding she made all of the attendants' dresses--aqua blue satin.
[30]

Elsie Bauer married Paul Roschel in 1930. Paul was a house carpenter; they had twin daughters in 1937. Paul served with the seabees in World War II and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands and the Philippines. He was discharged with the rank of chief carpenter's mate.[31]

Pauline Bauer married John Wein in 1933; he worked at the linolium plant.[32] They had no children, and Pauline died in 1950, at the age of 39, from pulmonary tuberculosis.[33] John remarried seven months after her death, and had one child by his second wife.

Beulah Bauer married Donald Reed in 1939 and they soon had two children. Donald was a dealer in livestock.[34] He died at a nursing home in Quarryville, Lancaster County, at the age of 59.[35]

Arline Bauer married Clinton Burkhart in 1947, when he was 31 and she 24. Clinton served in the Army Air Force in World War II, and worked for 35 years for Hamilton Watch.[36] They adopted their one child.

Elmer Bauer and his wife Mary Wilhelm had the following children:

  1. ELMER FRANKLIN2 BAUER, Jr. b. at Lancaster on 26 March 1900.
  2. ESTHER M.2 BAUER b. at Lancaster on 16 February 1902; d. there on 3 September 1911.[37]
  3. RUTH H.2 BAUER b. at Pennsylvania on 15 December 1904.
  4. PAUL R.2 BAUER b. at Lancaster on 10 February 1907;[38] d. there on 12 April 1911.[39]
  5. ELSIE NAOMI2 BAUER b. at Lancaster on 19 July 1909;[40] d. on 24 August 1993;[41] m. at Lancaster on 1 March 1930 PAUL EDWARD ROSCHEL,[42] b. at Lancaster on 11 January 1906,[43] d. there on 28 June 1980.[44] Children of Paul and Elsie:
    1. Judith Pauline Roschel b. at Lancaster on 31 August 1937; m. at Lancaster on 22 July 1951 Paul Lester Lintner, Jr. b. at Lancaster on 17 October 1925. Children of Paul and Judith:[45]
      1. Louise Diane Lintner b. at Lancaster on 18 May 1962; m. at Lancaster on 6 July 1985 Nicholas Anthony Picciano III b, on 4 September 1962.
      2. Paula Ellen Lintner b. at Lancaster on 9 January 1964; m(1). Keith Douglas Gross b. on 11 April 1960; m(2). Thomas Smith b. on 3 February 1963. Child of Thomas and Paula:[46]
        1. Paul Wayne Smith b. on 6 July 1988.
    2. Jean Elizabeth Roschel b. at Lancaster on 31 August 1937; m. on 18 July 1959 Richard David Shindle b. at Lancaster on 12 September 1933, d. on 21 May 1988.[47] Children of Richard and Jean:[48]
      1. Perry Richard Shindle b. at Lancaster on 1 July 1960
      2. Phyllis Jean Shindle b. at Lancaster on 1 June 1963
      3. Sandra Faye Shindle b. at Lancaster on 1 November 1964
      4. Richard David Shindle, Jr. b. at Lancaster on 21 March 1966
      5. Stephen Howard Shindle b. at Lancaster on 6 October 1968
  6. PAULINE LILLY2 BAUER b. at Lancaster on 16 April 1911; d. there on 24 June 1950;[49] m. on 7 October 1933 JOHN ARMOUR WEIN, b. at Columbia, Lancaster County, on 26 August 1909, d. on 3 April 2002, child of John M. Wein, Jr., and Elizabeth Billet.[50] John m(2). on 13 April 1951 HELEN MARIE (BILLET) HAUGHEY [51]b. at Peach Bottom, York County, Pennsylvania, on 25 April 1912, d. on January 1994.[52] Child of John and Helen:
    1. Harrietta Marie Wein b. at Columbia on 27 February 1952.[53]
  7. BEULAH A.2 BAUER b. at Lancaster on 9 June 1914;[54] d. on 27 May 1999;[55] m. at Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland, on 13 August 1939 DONALD G. REED,[56] b. at Lancaster on 22 June 1911, d. at Quarryville on 10 August 1970.[57] Children of Donald and Beulah:[58]
    1. Mary Ann Reed b. at Lancaster on 16 March 1940; m. at Lancaster on 6 October 1962 Eugene J. Henkel b. at Lancaster on 23 November 1934. Children of Eugene and Mary Ann:
      1. Mary Beth Henkel b. at Lancaster on 4 May 1964.
      2. Christopher Mark Henkel b. at Lancaster on 30 April 1966.
    2. Robert J. Reed b. at Lancaster on 18 March 1941; m. at Lancaster on 20 June 1964 Mary Anne Brown b. at Lancaster on 28 January 1946. Children of Robert and Mary Anne:
      1. Gary Michael Reed b. at Lancaster on 18 March 1965
      2. Jennifer Ann Reed b. at Lancaster on 30 September 1966.
  8. GEORGE2 BAUER b. and d. at Lancaster on 16 April 1916.
  9. ARLINE JEAN2 BAUER b. at Lancaster on 17 April 1923;[59] d. on 29 May 2003;[60] m. at Lancaster on 28 June 1947 CLINTON KILHEFFNER BURKHART,[61] b. at New Holland, Lancaster County, on 17 November 1915, d. at Conestoga, Lancaster County, on 30 May 2016, child of Wayne and Susie Kilheffner Burkhart.[62] Adopted child of Clinton and Arline:
    1. Susan Marie Burkhart b. on 4 January 1954; m. on 10 January 1970 William L. Haines, Jr. b. on 4 September 1951; div.[63] Children of William and Susan:[94]
      1. William L. Haines III b. at Lancaster on 13 June 1970.
      2. Tara Jean Haines b. at Lancaster on 11 November 1972.
      3. Michael David Haines b. at Lancaster on 19 May 1977.
      4. Vanessa Lynn Haines b. at Lancaster on 24 December 1980.


NOTES

1"World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital image, United States, Selective Service System, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 31 May 2018), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, draft board 3, no. 2026, Elmer Franklin Bauer; citing : National Archives and Records Administration. Washington, D.C., microfilm record group M1509: Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
2Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 79283, Elmer F Bauer Sr, 1955; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 14 June 2018); Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11, Series 11.90. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
3Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, Lancaster County, 1898, no. 14962, Bauer-Wilhelm; digital images, Family Search (familysearch.org : accessed 15 January 2019); County courthouses, Pennsylvania.
4Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 5036, Mary A Bauer, 1957.
5Interview with Elsie Bauer Roschel, by Charles A. Maxfield, 1985. notes held by Charles A. Maxfield, Lansdale, Pennsylvania). Includes material provided by Betty Bauer Ranck Kibler.
6Interview with Elsie Bauer Roschel, by Charles A. Maxfield, summer 1987. Notes held by Charles A. Maxfield, Lansdale, Pennsylvania).
7Ibid.
8Ibid.
9Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 36015, Paul R Bower, 1911.
10Mary Wilhelm Bauer Family Bible records. In possession of Buelah Bauer Reed in 1986, transcribed by Mary Bauer Ranck Kibler, transcription given to Charles A. Maxfield.
11Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 85848, Esther Bauer, 1911.
12Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 42184, [infant] Bauer, 1916.
13Interview, Elsie Bauer Roschel, summer 1987.
14Twelth Census of the United States: 1900, population, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, enumeration district (ED) 67, p. 5B, household 97, Elmer Bauer family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 28 April 2015); NARA microfilm group T623; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
15Polk's Lancaster (Lancaster, Co., Pa.) City Directory, 1950 (Boston, Massachusetts: R. L. Polk & Co., 1950), 58, Elmer F. Bauer; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2019).
16City Directory of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1903 (Detroit, Michigan: R. l. Polk & Co., 1903), 227, Elmer F. Bauer; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2019).
17Letter from Elsie Bauer Roschel, to Charles A. Maxfield, 27 April 1988; held in by Charles A. Maxfield, Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
18Thirteenth Census of the United States: 1910, population, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, enumeration district (ED) 86, roll 1354, p. 7B, household 164, Elmer F. Bauer family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 12 December 2015); NARA group T624, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
19Interview, Elsie Bauer Roschel, summer 1987.
20"World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," Elmer Franklin Bauer.
21Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920, population, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, enumeration district (ED) 76, roll 1584, p. 16A, household 319, Elmer F. Bauer family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 12 December 2015); NARA microfilm record group T625, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
22Polk's Lancaster Directory, 1925-1926 (New York, New York: R. L. Polk & Co., 1925), 151, Elmer F. Bauer; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2019).
23Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, population, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, enumeration district (ED) 50, p. 15B, household 399, Elmer F. Bauer [Sr.] family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 13 December 2015); NARA microfilm record group T626; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
24Interview, Elsie Bauer Roschel, summer 1987.
25Ibid.
26Sixteenth Census of the United States: 1940, population, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, enumeration district (ED) 36-58, roll 3530, p. 62B, household 308, Elmer Bauer family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2019); NARA microfilm group T627.
27Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 79283, Elmer F Bauer Sr, 1955.
28Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 5036, Mary A Bauer, 1957.
29Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 18 January 2019), Elmer-Mary Bauer; Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer.
30Interview, Elsie Bauer Roschel, summer 1987.
31Interview, Elsie Bauer Roschel, 1985.
321940 Census, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ED 36-79, roll 3531, p. 8B, household 151, John Wein family.
33Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 51900, Pauline L Wein, 1950
341940 Census, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ED 36-70, roll 3531, p. 2A, household 33, Donald Reed family.
35Interview with Beulah Bauer Reed and Mary Ann Reed Henkel, and other family members, by Betty Bauer Ranck Kibler, 1985. Notes held by Charles A. Maxfield (Lansdale, Pennsylvania).
36"Clinton K. Burkhart," obituary, LNP, 2 June 2016; Genealogy Bank (genealogybank.com : accessed 18 January 2018), Recent Newspaper Obituaries.
37Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 85848, Esther Bauer, 1911.
38Pennsylvania Department of Health, Birth certificates, 19061910. Series 11.89, box 85, no. 60804, Paul Bowers, 1907; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 5 June 2018); Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania..
39Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 36015, Paul R Bower, 1911.
40Pennsylvania Department of Health, Birth certificates, 19061910. Series 11.89, box 253, no. 60804, Naomi Bowers, 1909.
41Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 15 April 2017), Elsie N. Roschel, 184-05-8624.
42Interview, Elsie Bauer Roschel, 1985.
43Pennsylvania Department of Health, Birth certificates, 19061910. Series 11.89, 1906, no. 35461, Paul Edward Roschel, .
44"U.S. Social Security Death Index", Paul Roschel, 172-05-8784.
45Interview, Elsie Bauer Roschel, 1985.
46Letter from Elsie Bauer Roschel, to Charles A. Maxfield, 18 October 1988; held in by Charles A. Maxfield, Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
47"U.S. Social Security Death Index", Richard D. Shindle, 179-26-2772.
48Interview, Elsie Bauer Roschel, 1985.
49Pennsylvania Department of Health, Death Certificates, 19061966, certificate 51900, Pauline L Wein, 1950.
50Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Interview by Charles A. Maxfield, about 1998; notes, privately held by Charles A. Maxfield, Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
51Ibid.
52"U.S. Social Security Death Index", Helen B. Wein, 160-16-7358.
53Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, interview, about 1998.
54Mary Wilhelm Bauer Family Bible.
55"U.S. Social Security Death Index", Beulah A. Reed, 180-10-6670.
56Interview, Beulah Bauer Reed and Mary Ann Reed Henkel, and other family members, 1985.
57"U.S. Social Security Death Index", Donald Reed, 173-03-4989. Interview, Beulah Bauer Reed and Mary Ann Reed Henkel, and other family members, 1985.
58Interview, Beulah Bauer Reed and Mary Ann Reed Henkel, and other family members, 1985.
59Mary Wilhelm Bauer Family Bible.
60"U.S. Social Security Death Index", Arline J. Burkhart, 184-12-7778.
61Interview, Elsie Bauer Roschel, 1985.
62"Clinton K. Burkhart."
63Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, interview, about 1998.
64Ibid.


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