John H. Bauer, Clarion, was born June 3, 1818, in Au, Kronan, Bavaria, Germany. His parents, Henry and Catharina (Bauer) Bauer, died in Germany. They were the parents of the following children; George, deceased; John H., our subject; John, deceased; Thomas Bauer, of New York City; Mrs. Julia Fisher, of Bavaria, and Margaretha Bauer.
John H. Bauer, our subject, came to this country in August 1847. He worked fourteen months for Squire Dayton, and two years for William Lewis, and then moved on to his farm of eighty acres, which he entered in 1848. At present he has 340 acres, the result of hard work and economy, as he came here a poor man, and gradually worked his way to his present prosperity. Mr. Bauer was married here in December, 1850, to Kunigunda Miller, who was born in March, 26, in Au, Bavaria. She is the mother of nine children; Thomas, George, Mrs. Susan Keen, Mrs. Katie Rapp, Mary, Barbara, Lucy, Rosa, and Philip, who died in infancy. Of the above Lucy Bauer is one of Bureau County’s wide-awake teachers. Mr. and Mrs. Bauer are members of the German Emanuel Evangelical Church. Politically he is connected with the Republican party.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885