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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4 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?


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