Biography of William Bauder
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





WILLIAM BAUDER, owner of a beautiful farm of thirty two acres adjoining the village of Rose Point, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, is a well known and highly esteemed citizen of that community. He was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1843, and is a son of John and. Anna (Willama) Bauder, and grandson of Abraham.

Abraham Bander was born in Swjtzerland, and rather late in life emigrated from that country to America, taking up his residence in Allegheny County. He spent the declining years of hislife in Butler County, dying at the advanced age of eighty four years. His widow died two days later, aged seventy four years. They had three children: John, Jacob and Maria.

John Bauder, father of William, was born in Switzerland and first came to America in 1828. He subsequently returned to his native land, was married there, and in 1832 returned to this country, accompanied by his wife and their one child, John, and his parents. Upon reaching Erie, Pennsylvania, they purchased a horse, having brought a wagon with them from Switzerland, and hauled their possessions from Erie to Allegheny County, but the members of the party made the journey afoot, John Bauder was a cooper by trade, as was his father, and he also followed carpentering some years. He engaged in the dairy business in Allegheny County, but finally sold out there and moved to near Portersville, Butler County, where he owned some 500 acres of land. He lived and framed there until his death at the age of seventy nine years. Mrs. Bauder died there atthe age of seventy six years. She was born in Switzerland, and was a daughter of John Willama. Thirteen children, as follows, were born to them, all being born in this country but the eldest John, deceased; Anna, deceased; Jacob; Nicholas; Mary; Frederick; Henry; William.; Charles; Samuel, deceased; Edward; Samuel, and one who died. in infancy.

William Bauder received his education in the schools of Butler County, and farmed there until 1863. He enlisted for nine months service in the One Hundred and Thirty fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, participating with that regiment in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, as well as numerous minor engagements. He subsequently reenlisted as a member of the Sixth Heavy Artillery, or the Two Hundred and Twelfth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until the end of the war. Shortly after his return from the war he was married and settled on a farm in Butler County, where he farmed until 1889. He then purchased his present place of thirty two acres adjoining Rose Point, where he conducts a high class summer resort. He has one of the prettiest places in the county, it being near Muddy Creek Falls and McConnell's Mill, affording excellent fishing and boarding. In the snmmer months he has as guests a number of the leading families of nearby cities, who enjoy the recreation, baths and sports there to be obtained.

In 1866 Mr. Bauder was joined in marriage with Miss Anna Pisor, a daughter of Joseph Pisor, who was a farmer of Butler County. The following are the issue of their marriage: Henry R. who married Elizabeth Marshall and has four children, Clarence, Ellsworth, Marie and Chester; Kate, deceased; Ellen, deceased; one who died unnamed; Charles, who married Tresse Lorain, and has a daughter, Guela; Harry, who married in Oklahoma and has a son, Francis William; James, who married Ida Shaffer and has one child, Verleigh; Edwin Nicholas, a veteran of the Spanish American War, who married Mabel Elder and has three children, Elizabeth, Stiner and William Elder; and Sarah is the wife of Ralph Weller. In political affiliation Mr. Bauder is a. Republican. He and his family, are members of the Presbyterian Church at Portersville. Fraternally he has been a member of Lodge No. 909, I. O. O. F., at Portersville, since 1872.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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