Descendants of John George Bauer
of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
also known as John Todd
of Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Third Generation

back row: Cora H. Martin, Helen M. Bauer, Elmer Bauer, Jr.
front row: Clara M. Howett, Mary Elizabeth Bauer (child), Mary B. Johnson,
John George Bauer, Elmer Bauer, Sr., Elmer M. Bauer (baby)

ELMER F.3 "Hap" BAUER Junior (Elmer2, John1), was born at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on 26 March 1900, a child of Elmer F. Bauer Sr., and his wife, Mary A. Wilhelm. In 1919 he lived at 726 W Vine St., Lancaster, with his parents.

Elmer F. Bauer and HELEN ARMETA MARTIN were married at Bethany Evangelical Church, Lancaster, on 25 December 1922, by Rev. George F. Schaum. (Bethany Evangelical later became Bethany Evangelical United Brethren, and still later, Bethany United Methodist). Helen was born at Lancaster on 23 January 1904, a daughter of Henry Martin and his wife Cora Estelle Howett.

The young Bauer family was living at 532 N. Mary St., Lancaster, on 1 May 1923. But by the time their first child was born, in October 1923, they were on South Ann Street, Lancaster. In 1929 they were living at 325 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster (Dir Lanc 1930:101).

From 1931 to 1965, "Hap" Bauer worked for the electric company, as an operator, at Safe Harbor, Conestoga Township, lancaster County (Dir Lanc 1930:101). He lived in the Company Village at Safe Harbor from 1933 to 1965. After retirement in 1965, he worked for the same electric company as groundskeeper at Safe Harbor. He then lived in a trailer on Millersville Road, near Millersville, until his death.

Helen Martin was baptized with a sister at age 15 at Bethany Evangelical Church, West Orange and Concord Streets, Lancaster. The date was 16 February 1919.

Helen Martin Bauer died of pneumonia in 1932. Her grief-stricken husband wrote in their wedding book:

A Good Wife and Mother passed away in my arms at 5:30 P.M. on Monday April 4, 1932. God bless her and keep her.
Helen was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster.

Elmer married again. At Sunbury, Pennsylvania, on 18 February 1933, he married ALICE KINSEY. Alice was born at Hanover, Pennsylvania, on 29 May 1908.

Elmer F. "Hap" Martin, Jr., died at Lancaster on 15 July 1978. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster. Alice (Kinsey) Bauer continued living in the trailer, and died near Millersville on 2 May 1986.

Helen and Elmer Bauer
children Mary Elizabeth and Elmer M.

Elmer F. Bauer, Jr., and his first wife Helen Martin had the following children:

  1. MARY ELIZABETH4 BAUER b. at Lancaster on 19 October 1923
  2. ELMER MARTIN4 BAUER "Brother" b. at Lancaster on 13 November 1925
    • b. at Lancaster on 27 November 1927
    • d. at Lancaster on 1 June 1928, pneumonia
    • bur. at Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster
Elmer F. Bauer, Jr., and his second wife, Alice Kinsley, had the following child:
    • b. at Lancaster on 17 September 1933
    • married, two children

Transcription of wedding book of Elmer Bauer, Jr., and Helen Martin:
Date of Meeting: February 20, 1920
Date of Engagement: July 2, 1921
Date of Wedding: December 25, 1922
Bethany Evangelical Church
Pastor--Rev. George F. Schaum
Maid of Honor--Leora Martin
Bridesmaid--Ruth Tomlinson
Bridesmaid--Pearl Edwards
Best Man--Edward Dommel
Usher--Wilmer Fisher
Usher--Haines Crane
Soloist--Gladys Ney
Pianist--Mary Hammond

Our Honeymoon:
Harrisburg--Governor Hotel--Christmas night and Mon.
Buffalo--Hotel Statler--Tues.
Niagara Falls + Canada--Wed.
Buffalo--Hotel Statler--Wed.
Albany + New York--Hotel Theresa--Thurs.
Battery in A.M.; Hippodrome P.M.--Fri.
Woolworth Building--Sat.
St. Patrick's Cathedral--Sat.
National Museum--Sat.
Riverside Drive + Grant's Tomb--Sat.

Information on this family has been found at:
Recollections and Information supplied by Mary Elizabeth Bauer Ranck Kibler, Dorathea Erisman Bauer, Beulah Bauer Reed, and other family members.
Wedding Book of Helen Martin Bauer.
Duke, Mary Leora Martin. Little Red Book. In possesion of Jere Duke.
Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Pa. Grave Markers.

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