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.