February 22, 1848–May 22, 1916
|Nicholas Baer died, at his home in Monticello, last Sunday. His death was caused by tuberculosis. Mr. Baer had been in ill health for over a year, and during the past six months was confined to his bed. He had always been a hard working man and followed farming pursuits until he retired from his farm and removed to Monticello.
The deceased was born at Davos, Switzerland, February 22, 1848. He remained in the land of his birth until 1867 when he removed to the United States. At the time of his removal he was accompanied by Martin Thoeni, of this city. They settled in the state of Wisconsin, were they remained for a few months and then continued their journey to Monticello. Mr. Baer was married to Catherine Ambuehl, in Monticello, November 10, 1874. To this union were born two sons, Andrew and Martin, the former dying at the age of ten years, and the latter at the age of eighteen years. Mr. and Mrs. Baer remained upon their farm on Bowen's Prairie until about fifteen years ago when the farm was sold, and they removed to Monticello. Mr. Baer is survived by his wife, of the city, and one adopted daughter, Rosa Baer, of Clinton.
Mr. Baer was in all respects a fine man. No one ever questioned his honestly; he was fair and always courteous. He had a tender heart, and the loss of his sons--his only children--weighted heavily upon him. He was a faithful member of the German Reformed church.
Funeral services were held at the German Reformed church, yesterday afternoon, at two o'clock. They were conducted by Rev. Roland P. Kuentze, the pastor of the church. In interment was had at Oakwood cemetery.
Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mrs. Andrew Loetcher, Mrs. Katherine Bardill, Casper Buol and Paul Arduser, of Dubuque; Mrs. Della Blair, of Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kiburz and daughter, of Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Jacob Lang of Sand Spring.
Submitted by: Lloyd Raeg
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