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Anna C. (Schmid) Bauer

b. November 01, 1859 LeRoy, Wisconsin U.S.A.
m. January 14, 1879 LeRoy, Wisconsin U.S.A.
d. May 04, 1927 Marshfield, Wisconsin U.S.A.


Frank Seraph Bauer


1. Frank Bauer (d. age 4)
2. Edwin Bauer (m. Lucy Wild)
3. Dorothy (Bauer) Zehren (m. P.J. Zehren)
4. Frank J. Bauer (m. Ella Schingen)
5. Lucy (Bauer) Mauel (m. Bernard Mauel)
6. Lenore M. Bauer (b. 1892; d. 1953 Grand Rapids, Wisconsin U.S.A.)
7. Armand Bauer
8. Annie Elizabeth (Bauer) LaBarge (b. November 10, 1895 Knowles, Wisconsin; m. July 03, 1919 Grand Rapids, Wisconsin to Alfred George LaBarge; d. July 09, 1957/1959)
9. George M. Bauer (b. 1903; m. Agnes M. () Bauer; d. 1987 Grand Rapids, Wisconsin U.S.A.)
Plus two who died as infants


Anna (Schmid) Bauer was the daughter of Bavarian immigrants, who spoke German in the home. After getting married in St. Andrew's Church in LeRoy, Wisconsin she continued this tradition, speaking German with her husband in the home.

Anna's husband, Frank S. kept himself busy, owning a grain business, being the post master in town, owning a quarry, and running a shop among other things. This gave Anna the opportunity/responsibility to run the shop in town and, in this position, both her and her husband became well acquainted with nearly everyone in Knowles, LeRoy, & Lomira.

In 1904, after selling the quarry, Anna's husband, Frank S. decided to go in a new direction by joining the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. In 1905 he was elected to a position on the Wisconsin State Assembly and in 1907 was re-elected to that position.

Despite their influential roles in Dodge County, Anna & Frank S. later settled down in Wisconsin (Grand) Rapids, Wisconsin for retirement.

Anna died in Marshfield, Wisconsin and was buried May 07, 1927 in Wisconsin (Grand) Rapids, Wisconsin.

Anna's last name is spelled "Schmidt" on her daughter, Annie's birth certificate.

Frank S & Anna Bauer with their family
Frank S & Anna (Schmid) Bauer (sitting) with their children

Tomb of Anna (Schmid) Bauer
Anna's tomb in Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Rapids Family Plots
LaBarge & Bauer family plots in Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin





Note: There is no governmental documented evidence proving that Anna (Schmid) Bauer is the daughter of Georg Schmid & Marie (Greiner) Schmid, although Anna's sister, Elizabeth's baptismal record indicates this relationship to be true. Most of the vital records of Dodge County, Wisconsin were lost in a fire in 1877 so there is no known legal documentation concerning Anna's birth.

-1880 United States Federal Census Record
-1900 United States Federal Census Record (view document)
-1910 United States Federal Census Record
-1920 United States Federal Census Record
-Anna (Bauer) LaBarge's Birth Certificate (view document)
-Calvary Cemetery. Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin U.S.A.
-H.B. Hubbell, History of Dodge County, Wisconsin, Volume 2, (1913), 293-295.
-Bauer, Albin M. History of the Bauer Family 1978. Unpublished.
-Anna Bauer's Prayer Card (view document)
-Bauer family records (view document)
-Wisconsin Historical Society Records
-Elizabeth Schmid's Baptismal Record. February 12, 1861. Archdiocese of Milwaukee