Andrew Bauder -- 1947
Friends were grieved
to learn this week of the death of Andrew Bauder, 83, who passed away Sunday
morning, March 23. Mr. Bauder, a resident of the Burlington community
for the past 58 years, had been in failing health for some time.
Andrew Bauder was born Sept.
1, 1863, in Hoffnungstahl, Russia. The early past of his life was
spent there. On Nov. 21, 1885, while still in Russia, he was joined
together in the bonds of holy matrimony with Christina Wall.
In 1889, the young couple
moved to the United States where they took up a homestead 16 miles north
of Burlington. They lived there, working hard and remaining faithful
for many years.
Their golden anniversary
was celebrated in 1935, with special services at the Immanuel church in
the Settlement. He was one of the earliest members of this church.
Several years ago, due to
ailing health, they moved to Burlington and made their home with their
youngest daughter, Clara. Mrs. Bauder was called to rest on January
Beside his wife, two children preceded
him in death, Gottlieb, age 6, and Bertha, age 2.
He leaves to sorrow over
his demise: five sons Andrew, Christ, William, Ludwig and Carl; six
daughters, Christina, Catherine, Mary, Louise, Bertha and Clara; three
sisters, four brothers, 17 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, many other
relatives and a host of good friends.
Andrew Bauder was a real
pioneer in this vicinity. He and his wife and family saw good and
bad times. He, in his earlier years here, often had to leave his
homestead to work on the railroad in order to supplement their meager income,
so they could go on living. He was a church member in good standing,
an honest man and an upright citizen, and was liked by all who came in
contact with him. He remained faithful to the end. Although
in the last years he was unable to attend church services due to ill health,
he always gladly received the minister into his home to attend to the needs
of his soul.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon at the Immanuels Lutheran Church in the Settlement,
with the Rev. L.C. Johnson in charge. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.