Conrad's Stories

The life and times of the Conrad Adam family in Kendall County, Texas

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.

24 thoughts on “Philipp and Maria Peters Bauer

  1. Susie says:

    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?

    1. Kathryn says:

      We are third cousins!

    2. Linda H says:

      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

      1. Susie S McGee says:

        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 says:

    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

    1. txbatcat says:

      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 says:

    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.

    1. candace07271957 says:

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

      1. Susie says:

        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 says:

    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.

    1. Susie S McGee says:

      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.

      1. Kathryn says:

        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.

      2. candace07271957 says:

        They are buried what is now now, Cordeilla Ranch, off Hwy 46; between Bergheim and Boerne, Texas. The original Homestead is this side of the Golfcourse, It has a monument to the Georg’s.

      3. Susie says:

        Wow, I hope there are dates and names, I’ve been trying to find out where my GG Grandfather Phil. Carl “Charles” Georg is buried for years. Cordillera Ranch has a ring to my childhood. A bunch of my mothers big family and us use to go every Easter to some ranch between Boerne and Bergheim off 46 for years, camping and walking to the river to fish and swim. But not sure if it was the same ranch!

  5. Kathryn says:

    Candace, Can anyone visit the cemetery, or does a person need to have permission from Cordillera Ranch?

    1. candace07271957 says:

      I believe you can go to the guard shack and tell them
      You want to visit the Old Georg homestead by the golf course and you are a relative doing genealogy.

      1. candace07271957 says:

        They should be able to tell you where the cemetery is, they aren’t buried with any headstones. I believe I found the cemetery by goggle in Lost Cemetries in Texas.
        They are buried off a street in Cordellia Ranch.
        Ask the man at the guard shack for one.
        Where are you from Susie?
        We are between Somerset and Poteet, Texas

  6. Susie says:

    I’m over by USAA, but from Helotes, that’s where I grew up. And where my mom and dad lived from 1964-2018 until my mom passed. She was Bertha Bauer Georg, and Edward Georg granddaughter. But we have family all over Kerr & Kendall & Bexar & Comal County’s. My daughter just moved to Boerne this month, after coming back from GA from school. My other daughter will be moving to San Antonio from Japan retired in June and we are going to buy a big home over north-northwest of 471. She wants me to live with them because I’m single and she worries about me living alone. So I’m going to have a mother in law she shed lol! But she is picky about schools for her kids, and there seems to be a new one built over that way with good marks.

    1. candace07271957 says:

      Jimmy wants to know what your mothers name was; he is thinking he might have know her or certainly heard about her.
      He would love it if you would just give him a call.
      Jimmy George (830)480-3080
      His parents were Alvin and Susie George
      Edward and Bertha were Grandparents also.

    2. candace07271957 says:

      Jimmy wants to know if your related to August McGraw?

      1. Susie says:

        Yes August McGraw Sr was my Uncle lived in Boerne Aka [ Monty ] He was a prisoner in the war with Japan, and was one on the Bataan Death March. He was one of my mothers 5 brothers they were very close, but all 11 of them were very close. He also had a Son August McGraw Jr. aka [Boy] But we kind of didn’t have much to do with his son after he got back from the war in the 70s, he went Aol a lot, and did some bad things in the family. But he is still alive, along with both of my uncles girls, my cousins.

  7. Kathryn says:

    I went to Boerne High School with Tonie Ann McGraw. Is she my cousin?

    1. Susie says:

      She should be, because Philipp and Maria Peters Bauer were also

      her GG Grandparents like me. She is so sweet, really great cousin. She lives in Spring Branch TX. She is my 1st cousin but not sure which she would be with you. Maybe a 2nd cousin? What a small world back than, we had no idea who all were family to us lol!

  8. Kathryn says:

    Wow! Thank you. I haven’t seen her in years. She wouldn’t recognize me and I wouldn’t recognize her. We were in Pep Squad together. I love finding cousins!

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