||Mrs. Nick Baer Passed Away
She Had Been a Resident of this County
During the Past 65 Years
Mrs. Katherine Baer, widow of the late Nicholas Baer, died at the John McDonald hospital at 7:30 o'clock last Friday morning. She had been in failing health for eight weeks and during that time her daughter, Mrs. Rosa Baer Hamel was at her bedside.
Funeral services for Mrs. Baer were held at the Reformed church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. They were in charge of Rev. Armin H. Tendick, pastor of the church, and Mrs. Baer was laid to rest at the side of her
husband in Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Baer, whose maiden name was Katherine Ambuehl, was born in Davos, County Graubunden, Switzerland, December 15, 1854. Her parents were Andrew and Katherine Ambuehl. The family came to the United States in 1872.
The subject of this sketch was married to Nicholas Baer in Monticello, December 10, 1874. To this union were born two sons, Andrew and Martin, who preceded their mother in death. Mr. and Mrs. Baer first lived on the Doxsee farm on Bowen's Prairie and later lived on another nearby farm for 15 years before removing to Monticello. Mrs. Baer is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Rosa (Baer) Hamel of Writing, Indiana, and by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Kiburz of Cedar Rapids, and a brother, George Ambuehl of Monticello. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Submitted by: Lloyd Raeg
Source: Monticello Express, 5 Jan 1939, pg. 1, col. 1.