Obit: Baehr, Louisa (1870 - 1935)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 29 Nov 1935

Baehr, Louisa (24 JUL 1870 - 22 NOV 1935)

Mrs. Otto Baehr, a resident of this community for forty years, passed away at her home in the town of Mayville (Clark Co., Wis.), two and one-half miles southwest of the village at 9:15 Friday morning, Nov. 22, 1935. Her death, which was due to an acute heart attack, was not entirely unexpected as she had been in ill health for several months.

Funeral services were conducted from the home at 1:30 and from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J. Brandt officiating. Interment was made in the Memorial Cemetery with Gust Nixdorf, Fred Woempner, Fred Daellenbach, Albert Fenske, Henry Beisner and Ed Brecklin acting as pallbearers.

Louisa Theel was born near Kiel, Wis., on July 24, 1870, the only American born child of immigrant parents, in a family of twelve children, and was 65 years, 3 months and 28 days old at time of her death. Her childhood and youth were spent at the family home where she was born. On Aug. 24, 1895 she was united in marriage to Otto Baehr at Kiel and immediately following their marriage they moved to Dorchester where they have lived ever since. With only dense woods on their farm when they arrived here, the Baehrs cleared the land and made a modern farm out of their property.

Mrs. Baehr took little interest and no active part in public life. Her interests and activities were centered in her home and her family, rearing a family of nine children, all of whom survive her. Mr. Baehr, a prominent member of the community, preceded her in death, having died seven years ago.

Mrs. Baehr leaves her nine children, Ervin Baehr of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Joe Brown, nee Amanda, of Cudahy, William Baehr of Rock Island, Ill., Mrs. George Phelps, nee Freda, of Marinette, Robert Baehr of Chicago, Miss Clara Baehr of Milwaukee, and Arthur, Leona and Clarence at home. Mrs. Baehr also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Johnson of Thorp, and Mrs. Albertina Resseburg of Los Angeles, Calif., two brothers, Herman Theel of Thorp and William Theel of Kiel, and five grandchildren and a host of friends who join us in offering sincerest sympathy to the mourning ones.

All of the children were home for the funeral services, as were two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Ervin Baehr and Mrs. William Baehr, Joe Brown, and George Phelps, sons-in-law, were unable to attend.

Other out of town friends and relatives were Mrs. Baehr’s brother, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Theel, son, John, and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Voight, of Kiel, Mrs. Baehr’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Herman Theel, niece, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Offord, and nephews, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hansmann and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Theel Jr., all of Thorp, Mrs. Carl Baehr, a sister-in-law, her daughters, Mrs. Richard Rabska and Mrs. John Zazoba, and son, Mr. and Mrs. George Baehr and daughter, Lorraine, all of Withee, Mrs. August Parge and Chas. V. Hinke of Abbotsford, Mrs. L.J. Johnson and Miss Gertrude Koerner of Curtiss, and Elroy Krantz of Rock Island, Ill.

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Wisconsin Marriage Records

groom's name: Albert Audolph Otto Baehr
bride's name: Louise Friedericke Theel
marriage date: 25 Aug 1895
marriage place: Manitowoc, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Carl Baehr
groom's mother's name: Friedericke Wurdel
bride's father's name: Wilhelm Theel
bride's mother's name: Nichmann

1880 Federal Census, New Holstein, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 109

Louise Thiel, white, single, American female
age: 11
marital status : Single
occupation : School
father's name : Heinrich Thiel
father's birthplace : Germany
mother's name : Magdalena Thiel
mother's birthplace : Germany

Household Members
self Heinrich Thiel M 38 Germany
wife Magdalena Thiel F 37 Germany
daughter Louise Thiel F 11 Wisconsin, United States
son Johan Thiel M 10 Wisconsin, United States
son Peter Thiel M 8 Wisconsin, United States
son Herman Thiel M 7 Wisconsin, United States
son Willy Thiel M 5 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Helene Thiel F 3 Wisconsin, United States
son Emil Thiel M 1 Wisconsin, United States

1900 Federal Census, ED 27 Mayville township Abbotsford village, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, page: 9, sheet letter: B, family # 162

Louisa Baer, white married female
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany
marital status: Married
years married: 5
estimated marriage year: 1895
mother how many children: 3
number living children: 3

Household Members
head Otto Baer M 33 (May 1867 Germany)
wife Louisa Baer F 29 (Jul 1871 Wisconsin)
son Ervin Baer M 4 (Dec 1896 Wisconsin)
daughter Amanda Baer F 2 (Jan 1898 Wisconsin)
son William Baer M 1 (Sep 1899 Wisconsin)

1930 Federal Census, Mayville, Clark, Wisconsin, enumeration district number: 0026, family # 160, sheet number and letter: 8A, line # 20

Louisea Baehr, white, widowed female
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany

Household Members
head Louisea Baehr F 58 Wisconsin
son Arthur Baehr M 28 Wisconsin
daughter Leona Baehr F 19 Wisconsin
son Clarence Baehr M 18 Wisconsin
daughter Freda Baehr F 26 Wisconsin



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