Conrad's Stories

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

Bertha (Georg), Louise (Wessely), Ernst Bauer, and Emma (Schuetz)

On the 1870 Kendall County Census Philip Bauer age 51 is listed with wife Marie, age 43, and children Bertha age 10, Otto age 8, Louise age 6, Ernst age 4 and Emma age 2. I can not find the family is 1860 and 1850 is too early. I believe Philip did not arrive in Texas until 1851. So, this is the census I have used for their children. I recognize everyone but Otto. Who is Otto? I have searched for him.

1870 Kendall County Census for Philip Bauer

In the 1880 Kendall County Census Phillip Bauer age 61, Mary, his wife, age 53, children listed are Louise age 17, Ernst age 14 and Emma age 12. Two children are missing Bertha and Otto. Bertha married Eduard Georg in Comal County on 3 September 1879.

1880 Kendall County Census for Philip Bauer

On the 1900 Kendall County Census, Phillip and Marie Bauer live with Carl and Louise Wessely, their daughter and son-in-law and family. Each time a census is taken, different questions are asked. In 1900, one of the questions is how many children did you have and how many are still alive. If you look in the red box on the line where Marie is listed, you will discover she had seven children, and four are alive in 1900. So, now we know what happened to Otto. He died between 1870 and 1880. Since there are no death records in Texas during those years I have no idea of his actual death date or where he is buried.

1900 Kendall County Census for Phillip Bauer

Bertha born 26 December 1857

Otto born about 1862

Louise born 20 July 1863

Ernst born 20 October 1864

Emma born 27 February 1868

Thank you to Susie McGraw for the photograph of Bertha Bauer Georg.

2 thoughts on “Philipp and Marie Peters Bauer’s Children

  1. Susie says:

    This is really good! I have a feeling that my Grandmother Lilly Georg McGraw Daughter of Bertha Bauer Georg named her first born son Otto after Marie son Otto that died. But he also died at age one after Louise or Emma dropped him on his head. Not sure which sister did it but Bertha disowned them for what happened to my grandmas son, my mothers brother. He is at the George cemetery with my grandma and others. Bertha never talked to the sister that did it ever again this I know. I’m Susie S. Moser McGee, But my mom was Sylvia McGraw.

  2. Kathryn says:

    Now I know why I don’t have any photographs or information about Bertha. In fact, I found her on the census, and for years I thought she had died as a young child. When I found she had married and had children I was so surprised. Thank you for the story. Every little piece of information helps to put their story together. Thank you.

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