PETER BAUER, Companies "A" & "G"


History of Hampshire County, West Virginia: from its earliest settlement to the present
By Maxwell, Hu, 1860-1927 & Swisher, H. L.

     PETER BAUER, a manufacturer of woollen goods, resides in Mill Creek district. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bauer, and was born at Heidelberg, Germany, 1832. In 1865 he married Kate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weckert, of Wurtemberg, Germany; children, James H. and Frederick W. Petter Bauer served four years in the Union army, and belonged to the Kelley Lancers, Company A, First West Virginia Cavalry. He engaged in many battles, from first to last, among them being that at Romney, October 26, 1861; Blue's Gap, January 7, 1862; Winchester, March 23, 1862; Port Republic, June 9, 1862; Rapidan, August 7, 1862; Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862; Kelley's Ford, August 21, 1862; Waterloo Bridge, August 24, 1862. He came from Germany, 1852, and has lived in Hampshire ever since, except ten years in Grant County. He had never seen Miss Weckert before she left Germany. She came to America in 1853.

1860 Census, Hampshire County, (W.)Va.
Bowers, Peter, 28, b. Germany, Ridgeville, P O

1880 Census, Grant County, (W.)Va.
Peter Bauer, 47, County Jailor, b. Prussia
Catherine Bauer, 47, Wife, b. Wurtemberg
James, 10, Son, b. WV
Frederick, 2, Son, B. WV

1890 Special Veterans' Census, Hampshire County, (W.)Va.
Peter Bauer, Hampshire County, Millcreek District