Robert R. Baur is a veteran of the World War and an enterprising young business man of East Liverpool. He was
born here Oct. 15, 1898, and is the son of Martin and Nora (Carnegie) Baur.
Martin Baur was a native of Prussia. He came to this country with his parents when 16 years of age and settled
in Pittsburgh. He was a potter and after locating in East Liverpool entered the employ of the Standard Pottery
Company, with whom he remained for 23 years as a kiln placer. He died Sept. 6, 1915, and is buried in Riverview
Cemetery: His wife, who was born at Georgetown, Pa., lives at East Liverpool. Mr. and Mrs. Baur had ten children,
as follows: Esther, married Blaine C. Cochran, an attorney, East Liverpool; Charles J., lives in Chicago; Hilda
B., married James Brennen, lives at Wellsville, Ohio; Louise, married Joseph Porter, who is connected with the
American Sheet Tin Plate Company, Wellsville, Ohio; Robert M., the subject of this sketch; Joseph, lives at East
Liverpool; Grace, lives with her mother; and three children died in infancy.
Robert M. Baur was reared and educated in East Liverpool and when a young man entered the employ of W. C. McIntosh,
grocer, with whom he remained for three years. In 1917 Mr. Baur enlisted in the army for service during the World
War and was sent to Fort Hancock, N. J., as a member of the Third Company Coast Artillery Corps. He was later transferred
to the 43rd Railroad Artillery Corps and served overseas, taking part in the most important battles and drives
of the war. He was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1919. Mr. Baur then entered the employ of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company at Wellsville, Ohio, in a clerical capacity, and in March, 1920, went to California where he was
employed by the Southern California Telephone Company at Los Angeles, until his return to East Liverpool in March,
1922. On Jan. 15, 1925, he was made manager of the local branch of the Hub Clothing Company.
On Aug. 9, 1922, Mr. Baur was united in marriage with Miss Phenie J. Koenig, a native of this city, and a daughter
of Henry L. and Theresa (Ragsy) Koenig. Mr. Koenig lives in East Liverpool where he is foreman of the clay shops
of the east end plant of the Homer Laughlin China Company. His wife is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Baur have a daughter,
Patricia Ellen, born Nov. 18, 1923.
Mr. Baur is a member of the American Legion Post No. 4 and belongs to the La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux.
He is a Republican and a member of the Methodist Church.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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