Leo Aldalbert Bauer. Born and raised in German community in Wisconsin, but prompted to Michigan to help with his brother, Alfred's, creamery business.
By 1914, with business waning, Alfred and Leo began Bauer Brothers, Contractors and Builders of Circular Cement Silos. This is probably how you know (or have heard of) Leo Bauer.
The first silo built by the Bauer brothers was for Ferdinand Martin on Hanses Road in 1914 and the last was built for Leon Spitzley in 1975.
Read his FULL story by clicking the button below.
This is our last recap of past Cemetery Walks (if we've been accurate in our records). While many of us current citizens think first of the Bohr house that sat by the old junk yard and has been since torn down, there is more history to their story. It took three of them to really tell their story right: Joseph, William (Tinner) and Katherine. The Bohrs arrived in the US in September 1842; they too were encouraged by the letters of Johann Fuchs, Nick Pohl and Johann Lehmann. From a millinery store to building the old church, the Bohrs have a rich history in our town.
You'll find more of their story by clicking on the button below (we apologize for the poor quality of the text).
If you haven't seen the August newsletter with an article about the history of this building, you're missing out. You can find a link to it on our Newsletter page, or by following this link. Enjoy.