Philipp and Maria Peters Bauer

03 Feb

Philipp and Maria Peters Bauer

In 1859, Philipp Bauer petitioned the Comal County District Court to become a citizen of the United States. Henry Seele and John Schumacher provided affidavits saying that they had known him for the past five years and was a man of good moral character. He denounced all allegiance to the King of Prussia and was awarded a certificate of citizenship.

Philipp Bauer was born in Prussia on 21 June 1820 and married Maria Peters on 15 August 1855 in New Braunfels, Texas. G. W. Eisenlohr preformed the ceremony. A family story says he corresponded with Maria before he came to Texas. She lived in New Braunfels.

Philipp and Maria had five children: Bertha, Otto, Louise, Ernst, Emma.

Both are buried in the Kreutzberg Cemetery. Philipp died 5 January 1902 and Marie died 13 March 1905.

They are my great-great grandparents.


Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Bauer


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12 responses to “Philipp and Maria Peters Bauer

  1. Susie

    October 3, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Philip and Marie were my great great grandparents my great grandmother was Bertha Bauer who was my mothers grandmother. She can still remember all her stories when she was young. She told me she loved to sit around and tell all the kids stories and smoke a corn cob pipe. Most all of Bertha family still lives in Texas close to the land that Philip settled at or around, not sure about their other kids family members?

    • Kathryn

      October 14, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      We are third cousins!

    • Linda H

      February 12, 2019 at 3:36 am

      Susie. I am trying to find out more information about your ancestors for an article I’d like to write. Can you please contact me? Today is 2.11.2019

      • Susie S McGee

        July 19, 2020 at 11:50 pm

        Hello Linda, So sorry it took so long to get back to you. I can give you as much info as I can, let me know how to get a hold of you?

  2. Candace and James George

    December 15, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    My husbands Great grandmother Bertha Bauer George, is buried in the Georg(original spelling)
    In Bexar county(San Antonio) Texas.
    His Great grandfather was Edward George;
    His grandfather was Edward and Berthas Son;
    Hugo George he likewise is buried at George Family cemetery; his parents Alvin and Susie George
    Are all buried in George Family cemetery
    Any genealogy you could provide would be Greatly

    • txbatcat

      October 24, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      Candace we have a family group called Grandchildren of Lillie Mary George McGraw. Lillie was the daughter of Bertha Bauer George and Edward George. They were my great grand parents also. I have old pictures of them both. And I think there are some I put in the group also. The group is on Face book and I’m Admin so can let you in. Susie.

  3. txbatcat

    October 24, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Candace, My Grandmother was the daughter of my great grandparents Bertha Bauer and Edward George. I have a family face book group called Grandchildren of Lillie Mary George McGraw. There are lots of pictures of family on there. I have pictures of Bertha and Edward, that my mother left me through my grandma Lillie. Also my mother left me lots of story’s about her grandma and grandpa. She lived to be 91 and just passed 2 years ago. But I can let you into the group if you’d like 🙂 Susie.

    • candace07271957

      October 26, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      I would LOVE to see pictures and hear Stories
      About them. Please let us join the group
      Candace and James (Jimmy) A. George

      • Susie

        October 30, 2020 at 5:06 am

        Yes anytime Candace you just go to face book and type in Grandchildren of Lillie Mary George McGraw, And go to join. I can let you in, i’m the Admin. We are all the grandchildren and great grandchildren of Edward and Bertha Bauer georg. Lillie her daughter married George Mcgraw. Also my grandma Lillie brother, son of Bertha, Hugo Georg married a McGraw. So when I’m on, and see you I can click you on.

  4. Kathryn

    October 27, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Susie, I was just looking at the list of travelers for the Ship Ammerland which sailed from Bremen and arrived in Galveston 28 October 1851. Phillip Bauer was on this ship and I just noticed Joh. Carl Georg, wife, 2 child., Phil. Carl Georg and Soph, Elisabeth Georg were too. Phillip Bauer and the Georgs are from the same town, Eenkirch??. Are these your Georg ancestors? If so, the Phillip and Georg families knew each other in Prussia. I found the ship list at the Sophienburg Archives in New Braunfels several years ago.

    • Susie S McGee

      October 28, 2020 at 12:14 am

      Yes! Phil. Carl “Charles” Georg and Sophia Elizabeth Georg Were my GG Grandparents. He died in 1906 Kendall Co. But have not found a grave on him. Sophia died around 1875 but not sure which County, or a grave on her either or her maiden name. I’d like to get who their parents were also in Germany, but have yet too. And also stuck with my GG Grand mother Maria Peters Bauer, I can’t find any peters before she became a Bauer. Thanks Kathryn, let me know if you find anything, and same here.

      • Kathryn

        October 29, 2020 at 1:32 am

        I was really excited when I realized Phillip Bauer and the Georg family were on the same ship and from the same town!!! Thank you for clarifying it. I have been unable to locate Marie Peters before she married either. I was told by my grandma, Lillie Adam daughter of Emma Bauer Schuetz, that Marie knew Phillip in Germany and he came because she encouraged him to do so. Rather romantic! If that family lore is true, maybe we could find her in the same town as Phillip Bauer and Johann Carl Georg. The only listing of the town, I have found, is on the ship list and the transcriber was unable to read the writing. Phillip Bauer did not list the town on his naturalization papers.


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