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BABB, Son of Mr. & Mrs. Ernest

Mrs. Obed Babb, of Martin, who has been spending some time with her mother, was called home this morning by phone. A son was born last night to her son Ernest and wife, and the infant died immediately. Mrs. Arch Jordan accompanied Mrs. Babb home. F. H. Babb took them up in his auto Monday morning.
Mineral Daily News, August 29, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 6, 2010




BACH, George Robert
 
George Robert Bach, 65, of RD 1, Cumberland, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been a patient two days. Born in Accident, he was a son of the late Henry and Effie Catherine (Georg) Bach. An Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of Grantsville American Legion; the Cove Lutheran Church; Kemp Lodge AF and AM, Rebecca Arnold OES Chapter 57, Mt. Savage; Ali Ghan Shrine Club, Scottish Rite bodies, Past Masters Association, Cumberland. Surviving are his widow, Pauline (Shroyer) Bach; a daughter, Mrs. Judith Lowdermilk, Bowling Green; a son, John I. Williams, Rolling Meadows, Illinois; a brother, Owen Bach, Accident; eight sisters, Mrs. Nellie Collier, Mrs. Cora Georg, Mrs. Louise Richter, Mrs. Florence Deniker, Mrs. Mary Zinkan, Mrs. Orpha Miller, Accident; Mrs. Alverta Wilhelm, Listonburg, Pa.; Mrs. Ora Younkin, Grantsville; and five grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. An OES memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, followed by a Masonic service at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, October 19, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted November 22, 2013)

BACHTEL, Harold Van
 
Harold Van "Buzz" Bachtel, 82, Oakland, died on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 19, 1929, in Oakland, he was a son of the late John Lee and Lena Catherine (Shaffer) Bachtel. He was also preceded in death by one grandchild, Cheston Van Bachtel; one sister, Grace Marie Ault; and two brothers, Bernard Keith Bachtel and John Lee Bachtel. He worked in construction as a self-employed builder and Christmas tree farmer. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Red House. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara (Warsaw) Bachtel; five sons, Gary Allan Bachtel and wife Debbie, Washington state, Gayle Andrew Bachtel, Oakland, Carroll Van Bachtel, Grantsville, Ricky Linn Bachtel and wife Tracey, Aurora, W.Va., and Randy Lee Bachtel and wife Susan, Westminster; a dear friend whom Harold treated as a son, Shaun Sanders and wife Clara, Oakland, and their daughters, Stacy, Karie, and Tonya; granddaughters Jana Kirk, Jodie Lynch, Jennifer Robinson, Keri Bachtel, Bethany Bachtel, and Marissa Bachtel; grandsons, who will also serve as pallbearers, Justin Bachtel, Jason Bachtel, Andrew Bachtel, Brooks Bachtel, Nathan Bachtel, and Zachary Bachtel; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters Helen Nine and Patricia Ryland; and one brother-in-law, Bruce Warsaw. Friends were received at Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, and at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where a service was conducted on Sunday, Sept. 16, with Rev. Regina Beard and Rev. Don Thomas officiating. Interment followed in St. John's Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his memory to St. John's Lutheran Church of Red House, Memorial Fund, 3301 Garrett Highway, Oakland, MD 21550; or Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.burdockfredlockfh.com.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Sept 30, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted October 27, 2012

 


BACHTEL, Lola Seifarth

Lola Seifarth Bachtel, 102, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, W.Va., one day short of her 103rd birthday.
She was born in Eckhart on June 21, 1906, daughter of the late William E. and Matilda Porter Seifarth. Her husband, Carl D. Bachtel, preceded her in death in 1983. She was a 1926 education graduate of Frostburg State Normal School (now Frostburg State University). Her first teaching position was in the one-room Gauer School in Garrett County. She also taught at Oakland and Southern high schools before moving to Aberdeen, where she taught in elementary schools until her retirement in 1968. Mrs. Bachtel was a long-time member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Red House. She was also preceded in death by three sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Lois Ann Serafin, Philippi, W.Va., and Mary Grace DePollo, Elkins; four grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children.
Friends were received at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Oakland. A funeral service was conducted at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Red House, on Wednesday, June 24, with Rev. Alan Schwarz presiding. Interment was in the church cemetery.
 
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Jun. 25, 2009
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted June 11, 2010



 

BACON, Mrs. Irene Wade

Frostburg, June 3 — Word was received here of the death May 25 of Mrs. William Bacon, the former Miss Irene Wade, of this city, at her home, 120 Spencer street, Peoria, Illinois. Mrs. Bacon was a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Wade. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Blocher, of Garrett county, and Mrs. Rose Bayns, of Kansas City, Kansas, and a brother, Wilbur Wade, of Frostburg. Services were held and interment made on May 27 in Peoria.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 3, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 11, 2010



 

BAER, Miss Amanda

MEYERSDALE—Miss Amanda Baer, 89, of RD 3, Meyersdale, died yesterday at her home. Born in Greenville Township, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Fullem) Baer. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Matilda Baer, RD 3, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Sarah Baer, RD, Meyersdale, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body will be at the Price Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Burial - Hostetler Church of the Brethren on Wednesday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 16, 1973 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 

BAER, Andrew E.

MEYERSDALE, Pa. —Andrew E. Baer, 86, former justice of the peace of Greenville Township, died yesterday at his home, RD 3, Meyersdale, after, a long illness. A native of Greenville Township, he was a son of the late Elisha and Polly (Beal) Baer. His wife, Mary B.(Yutzy) Baer, preceded him in death. Mr. Baer was justice of the peace for 40 years and served a number of years as tax collector. He was a member of Greenville Lutheran Church and served as musical director for the church for 50 years. He is survived by six children, Rev. Dallas Baer, Norwood; Mrs. Pearl Baer and Mrs. Ray Shockey, both of RD 3, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Floyd Stanton and Lee and Albert Baer, all of Akron, Ohio; a brother, Owen J. Baer, RD 3, Meyersdale; a sister Mrs. Belinda Miller, RD 3, Meyersdale; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at Greenville Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery. The body is at the residence and will be taken to the church at 9:30 a. m. Saturday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 26, 1958   
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 

BAER, Mrs. Anna M. Loraditch

Mrs. Anna M. (Loraditch) Baer, 78, wife of the late Herman Baer died this morning at Allegany Hospital, where she had been a patient since November 30. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hast and Mrs. M. J. Malone, Cumberland; Mrs. W. H. Werner and Mrs. Jesse Garlitz, Mt Savage; Mrs. W. F. Donley, New Castle, Pa.; and Mrs. Hugh J. McKenzie, Akron, Ohio; and two sons, Dewey Baer, Akron, and Clifford A. Baer, Pontiac, Mich.; two brothers, William H. Loraditch, Hinton, Iowa; and Andrew Loraditch, Oakland; 29 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Mt. Savage, and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 7, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2009

 


 

BAER, Mrs. Annie C. Baker, nee Werner

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Mrs. Annie C. Baer, 85, died Sunday at her home, RD 3, Meyersdale. She had been in ill health for a month. Born in Greenville Township, she was a daughter, of the late Paul and Lavina (Deal) Werner. She was twice married and both of her husbands, Albert Baker and George W. Baer, preceded her in death. Mrs. Baer was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ. She is survived by a foster son, El cede Baker, RD 2, Meyersdale; five step-sons, Ray E. Baer, Akron, Ohio; Alvin C. and Ralph Baer, both of RD 3, Meyersdale; John Baer, Salisbury, and Marshall Baer, RD 1, Salisbury; five step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Hostetler, Mrs. Iva Paul, Mrs. Millie Yutzy and Mrs. Emogene Arnold, all of RD 3, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Tillie Baer, RD 1, Salisbury, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Friend, RD 3, Meyersdale. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. at St. Mark's Church by Rev. J. Earl Dobbs, pastor. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home, Salisbury, and will be taken to the church at 1:30 p. m. tomorrow.  
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 10, 1958  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
name correction made January 28, 2011

 


 

BAER, Mrs. Clara Finzel

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Clara (Doll) Baer, 76, of Finzel, widow of Bertrand Baer, died yesterday at Miners Hospital where she was a patient 10 days. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah (McKenzie) Finzel. She is survived by a son, Gerald (Sam) Baer, Finzel; three daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Layman, Mrs. Beulah Wolford, Finzel, and Mrs. Charles Minnick, Baltimore Pike; a sister, Mrs. Lou Hawkins, Baltimore Pike, and six grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 p. m. and 7 until 9 p. m. The rosary will be recited there tomorrow at 8.-3D p. m. Requiem mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pocahontas. Interment will be in Finzel Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 6, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, Clifford

Clifford A. Baer, 70, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Cumberland, died Saturday. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Marie Baer; one son, Donald C. Baer, Calif.; two married daughters, both of Flint; two sisters, Mrs. Bernadette Donley, Dover, Del., and Mrs. Estella Garlitz, Cumberland.  
The Cumberland News, December 25, 1973      
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
)

 


BAER, Daniel Bruce

The funeral service for Daniel Bruce Baer of 111 Hyndman Street, South Connellsville, who died Monday morning in Connellsville State Hospital, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Brooks funeral home in 204 West Green street with Rev. Edward J. Hatchner, pastor of the Assembly of God Church at South Connellsville, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. He was born June 10, 1873, at Zanesville, Ohio, a son of the late John and Fannie Baer and his early life was spent in Somerset county, having lived for the past several years in South Connellsville. Mr. Baer was a retired brakeman, having been employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for 43 years. He retired 12 years ago. He was a member of the Brotherhoodr of Railroad Trainmen and a social member of South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mollie E. Baer; one son, Cletus of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one half-sister, Mrs. Martha Darrah, and one half-brother, James Brooks of Meyersdale. One daughter, Mrs. Margaret B. Rugg, preceded him in death.        
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, May 16, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, Earl M.

SALISBURY, Pa. - Earl M. Baer, 55, died suddenly Saturday at his home here. Born at Buckstown, he was a son of the late Cyrus and Annie (Grimes) Baer. He was twice married and his first wife, Eliza (Shunk) Baer, preceded him in death. Mr. Baer was a member of Meyersdale Lutheran Church, Salisbury Volunteer Firemen and the JOUAM of Frostburg, Md. Survivors include his widow, Irene (Zeigler) Gerhard Baer: a son, Darwin Baer, Cleveland; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Wenzel, New London, Conn.; a step-son Jack Gerhard, Ellerslie; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Johnson Meyersdale; Mrs. Esther Deneen, Hyndman, and Mrs. Mary Wilkow, Berlin; and a brother, Theodore Baer, Meyersdale. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home here, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Charles Staub, pastor of Meyersdale Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 27, 1958  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 

BAER, Mrs. Edna Mae Rhoden

Edna Mae Baer, 75, St. Paul Road, Salisbury, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. Born Oct. 26, 1929, in St. Paul, she is the daughter of the late Harry and Effie (Bodes) Rhoden. She is preceded in death by her husband, George W. Baer, June 18, 1998. Surviving is one daughter, Kathy L. Baer, Salisbury. Mrs. Baer was a retired clerk for Hill Top Fruit Market, Grantsville, Md. and prior to that was a seamstress for Meyersdale Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Meyersdale VFW 3504 Auxiliary and Casselman Valley Sportsmen's Club.
Daily American, Somerset, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 24, 2009



 

BAER, Mrs. Eileen Brown

SALISBURY, Pa. - Mrs. Eileen Baer, 85, wife of Owen Baer, died Friday. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Albright) Brown. Survivors include seven children: Charles A., William F., Joseph E., RD 3, Meyersdale; Homer O., Akron, Ohio; Robert H., Salisbury; Mrs. Lottie Gaumer, RD Frostburg; and Mrs. Margaret Gross, Frederick; two brothers, Peter and Hiram Brown, RD 3, Meyersdale; 37 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren. Rites were held yesterday at Greenville Lutheran Church, with interment in Greenville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 30, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, Erna Suder

Erna (Suder) Baer, 91, of Meyersdale died Jan. 24, 1995, at Meyersdale Medical Center. Born April 20, 1903, in Meyersdale. A daughter of the late Calvin and Elizabeth Catherine (Weimer) Suder. Also preceded in death by husband, Glenn E., in 1984; two brothers, Miles and Norman; and three sisters, Freda Robertson and Lepha and Edna Suder. Survived by two sisters: Sophia Adams of Melbourne Beach, Fla., and Mary, wife of William Crowe, of Berlin. Five nieces and nephews. Member of the Presbyterian Church of Naples, Fla. Past matron of Eastern Star. Past president of Ladies of the Noble of Naples, Fla. Interment will be Friday in Union Cemetery with Pastor Carl P. Mitchell officiating. A memorial service will he held at the convenience of the under the direction of Leckemby Funeral Home.
Somerset Daily American, January 26, 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 13, 2010

 


BAER, George Charles

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — George Charles Baer, 57, owner of Baer and Company Store here, died Tuesday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Mr. Baer was born in Meyersdale, a son of the late C. Peter and Maggie (Liberty) Baer. He was a member of Main Street Brethren Church. Surviving are three sisters, Misses Pearl and Mabel Baer and Mrs. Richard Bowman, all of here. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow.  Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Berlin.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 31, 1960 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, George E.

A 72-year-old Meyersdale, Pa. man died Sunday in Meyersdale Community Hospital after being hospitalized almost eight years with injuries sustained in a train accident. The man, George E. Baer spent two and one-half years in Memorial Hospital here after he was injured August 25, 1952 after falling off a moving train near Cumberland. He was then transferred to Meyersdale Community Hospital where he was a patient until his death Sunday. Mr. Baer was employed as a conductor for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors. A native of Meyersdale, he was born October 3, 1887, a son of the late Daniel and Sarah Werner Baer. He was a member of the United Church of Christ. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary (Keefer) Baer; four sons, Lea E. and Ottie D. Baer, both of Meyersdale; Glenn H. Baer, Baltimore, and Allen Baer, Washington; a daughter, Miss Mary T. Baer, Washington; a brother, Ezra Baer, Somerset; three sisters, Miss Emma Baer, Miss Susan N. Baer, and Mrs. Edith Keefer, all of Meyersdale; and four grandchildren. The body will be taken to the United Church of Christ for services at 4 p. m. by Rev. Marvin E. Heath. Interment will be in the church cemetery tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 5, 1960  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, George W.

George W. "Cub" Baer, 73, of 1303 St. Paul Road, Salisbury, died June 18, 1998, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born April 4, 1925, in Jerome, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Shunk) Baer. Preceded in death by a brother, Ray, and a sister, Margaret Weaver. Survived by his wife, Edna Mae (Rhoden) Baer; a daughter, Kathy L. Baer, Salisbury, and a sister, Jane Morgan, Salisbury. Member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Salisbury. U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Was a P.O.W. in Germany. Member of American Legion, Meyersdale, and Casselman Valley Sportsmen's Club, Grantsville, Md. Retired meat cutter for Acme Market, IGA and Shop-n-Save. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 today at Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, Md., where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Raymond Brown officiating. Interment, Salisbury Cemetery, where graveside military rites will be accorded by the American Legion.                                 
Daily American, June 19, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 24, 2009


BAER, Glenn Byron

ORANGE CITY, Fla. - Glenn Byron Baer, 62, of Orange City, died Wednesday, Dec. 16,1992 m Orange City. Bom May 18, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Byron and Mary (Shumaker) Baer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Villa) Baer. Mr. Baer was a veteran of the Korean War and was retired from the Cooper & Jarrett Trucking Company. Survivors inlcude four sisters, Rita Heinbaugh, York, Pa., Lois Welch, Janesville, Wis., Katie Berarducci, West Newton, Pa., and Anita Klink, Garrett, Pa. ; two brothers. Bob Baer, Listie, Pa., and Max Baer, Meyersdale, Pa. The Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Times News, December 21, 1992
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 28, 2012


BAER, Glenn E.

Glenn E. Baer, 77, Naples, Fla., died Jan. 31, 1984, in Naples. He was born Feb. 23, 1906, in Meyersdale, a son of the late Phillip S. and Carrie (Walker) Baer. He is survived by his wife, Erna (Suder) Baer; and a sister. Irene, wife of Carl Brehn, Cape Coral, Fla. He was a former employee of the Duquesne Light Company, Pittsburgh. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Naples, a member of the F and AM Lodge 678 and of the Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Myers; Rabo Shrine Temple, Fort Myers; Marco Allen Shrine Club, past president of the Naples Shrine Club; and a life member of the Duquesne Light Supervisors Association. Friends were received at the Leckemby Funeral Home. Services were held with the Rev. Carl P. Mitchell officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery.
The Republic, Meyersdale, PA, February 9, 1984
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 13, 2010

 


 

BAER, Mrs. Grace Evelyn Baer

MEYERSDALE, April 7—The body of Mrs. Grace Evelyn Baer, aged 36, who died in Akron, Ohio, was received Sunday and taken to the home of her father, Andrew Baer in Greenville township by Undertaker W. C. Price. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Greenville Lutheran Church, with Rev. S. D. Sigler of Salisbury officiating. Besides her husband, R. E. Baer, she is survived by two small children, her father and the following brothers and sisters: Rev. D. C. Baer, pastor of the College Church in Selius Grove, Pa., Carl, Lee and Albert of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Nellie Shockey of Greenville.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 7, 1937  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, Homer R.

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Homer R. Baer, 65, of Baltimore, a former resident of Meyersdale, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Baltimore. A native of Meyersdale, he was a son of the late John A. and Margaret (Ross) Baer. Surviving are his widow, Valeria (Diehl) Baer; three children, Mrs. Jean Smith and Samuel L. and Cornelius Baer, all of Baltimore, and two brothers, John W. Baer, Shady Side, Md., and Lewis Baer, Akron, Ohio. The body will be at the Price Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Services will be conducted there Wednesday at 11 a.m. by Rev. V. A. Cassidy. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, February 13, 1966  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, Mrs. Irene E. Thomas

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Irene E. Baer, 62, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. A native of Salisbury, she was a daughter of the late Grant and Orpha (Rubwright) Thomas. She was a member of Amity United Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Leo L. Baer; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Wilt, Frederick, Md.; three brothers, Kenneth Thomas, here; Paul Thomas, Baltimore, and Ray Thomas, Shreve port, a sister, Mrs. Harry Younkin, Rockwood, and four grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received today. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. Lloyd Sechriest will officiate and burial will be in SS. Philip and James Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 27, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2011



BAER, John A.

MEYERSDALE, May 29—Death has claimed another of Meyersdale's prominent and worthy citizens in the person of John A. Baer, who died at the Hazel McGiIvery Hospital last Saturday night following an operation which was performed several weeks ago. Mr. Baer was getting along nicely and expected to be able to leave the hospital this week, but a turn came Saturday evening and he passed away at 8 P. M. at the age of 61 years and three days. Mr. Baer was a son of the late Peter J. and Barbara Baer. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Stella Reiber and three sons, namely Homer B., Lewis B. and John W., all of Meyeredale. Eleven grandchildren and one sister, Miss Susie Baer, of Meyersdale and three brothers, William H., of Akron, Ohio, Hiram of Youngstown, Ohio, and C. Peter of Meyeradale. The funeral service was held today at his late home. Rev. W. T. Robinson of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mr. Baer was a life member, officiated. Interment was in Union Cemetery. Mr. Baer was associated with his brother, C. F. Baer in the plumbing business and was known throughout the county and was considered one of the best plumbers in this vicinity.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 29, 1934 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


BAER, Joseph G.

FROSTBURG — Joseph G. (Sam) Baer, 60, Finzel, died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Finzel, a son of the late Bertrand and Clara (Finzel) Baer. Mr. Baer was a retired employe of the Fike Vault Service and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pocahontas. Surviving are his widow, Mary (Baker) Baer; two sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Layman and Mrs. Beulah Wolford, both of Finzel, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Michael's Catholic Church, with interment in Finzel Cemetery. A Christian wake service will be conducted at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Dale Wolford, Bernard Wolford, Robert Sturtz, Dale Lee Sturtz, Dale Whitehead and William McKenzie.
The Cumberland News, January 29, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2010


BAER, Mrs. Lizzie Paul

Mrs. Lizzie Baer, wife of Simon Baer of Greenville Township, died at her home on Sunday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m. She was ill of pneumonia for a week before her death, and has been in poor health and often bedfast for the last five years. She was 77 years, 1 month and 15 days old at her death. She was born in Greenville Township on March 20, 1869, daughter of Christian and Magdalina (Warner) Paul. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters; Alverda, wife of Albert N. Conaway of Akron, Ohio, and Alwilda, wife of Gilbert H. Ludlow of Cleveland, Ohio; one son, Milton S. Baer, at home; one sister, Louise, wife of Edward Rickard of Meyersdale Route 3; and four brothers, Calvin Paul, Route 3, Meyersdale; Adam Paul, Route 2, Frostburg, Md.; Henry Paul and Harman Paul of Philadelphia. She was married to Mr. Baer in Salisbury on January 16, 1912 by Rev. E. S. Johnston. She was a life-long and faithful member of the Greenville Lutheran Church. Funeral services were conducted in the Greenville Lutheran Church at 1:30 on Wednesday, May 8th, with her pastor, Rev. George E. Bowersox, Jr., officiating. Interment in the church cemetery in charge of Mortician Stanley M. Thomas.
Meyersdale Republican, May 9, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2010





BAER, Luther Young

Luther Young Baer, 56, of 500 Linden Street, died at Allegany Hospital, Sunday morning, to become the third victim of Cumberland's mysterious explosion on North Centre street. Baer's death came as a surprise as it was believed he was improving. Miss Matilda F. Kenney and Dr. John A. Crist were the first two victims. Mr. Baer received a fractured left arm, cuts and bruises and burns. A brother-in-law, Henry C. Wagner, owner of the wrecked meat market, said Baer was pinned to the floor of the market by a huge timber. According to Wagner, Baer cut himself free and worked his way to the rear of the store. He called for Carl Wagner and Ray Morrissey, and after receiving no answer, left the back entrance. He was found unconscious. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Wagner, 500 Linden street, since the death of his mother, the late Amanda (Lybarger) Baer, of near Hyndman, Pa. Baer was a native of Keystone, Pa., near Hyndman, where he was formerly employed at a brickyard. He assisted Wagner in raising homeing pigeons and frequently handled the smoking of meats and other duties in the market upon Wagner's absence. He was noted for his skill in trout fishing. He was reputed to have known every type of flies used in casting for trout. He is survived by a brother, Harry Baer, of Meyersdale, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Henry C. Wagner, this city; Mrs. Elmer Bush, Bloomington; Mrs. John Yergan, this city;. His father, the late Nathaniel Baer, died some years ago. The body is at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. C. Wagner, 500 Linden street. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon with burial in Meyersdale, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 13, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 1, 2011
 


BAER, Mrs. Margaret Angela Orner

SALISBURY, Pa. - Margaret Angela Baer, 90, of Salisbury, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home, Frostburg, Md. Born Sept. 28, 1913, in Avilton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah (McKenzie) Orner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Baer, Sr., June 3, 1975; a daughter, Carol McKenzie; a sister, Nellie Harding; and a brother, George Orner. Mrs. Baer was a member of Greenville Lutheran Church and was a homemaker. She is survived by three sons, Ralph Baer Jr. and wife Wilda and Carl Baer and wife Delores, all of Frostburg, and Robert Baer and wife Ann, Elkins, W.Va.; two daughters, Anna Hochard, Northport, Ala., and Linda Arnold and husband Ralph, Salisbury; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Highway, Salisbury, on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greenville Lutheran Church with the Rev. David E. Fetter officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in Greenville Cemetery.
Daily American, August 27, 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 5, 2012


BAER, Mrs. Margaret Liberty

MEYERSDALE, Mar 16 — Mrs. Margaret Liberty Baer, wife of C. P. Baer, died early Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Bowman on North street where she had been staying since the burning of the Baer home near Berlin about a month ago. Mrs. Baer had been in poor health for a number of years due to complications. She was a daughter of the late George and Ellen (Sevits) Liberty and was born in Somerset county 65 years ago. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and one son, Mrs. Bowman, Misses Pearl and Mabel Baer and George Baer, all of Meyersdale; one sister, Mrs. Charles R. Darrah of Akron, Ohio; and two brothers, James and William Liberty of Listie, Pa. The funeral service will be held Sunday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Bowman with Rev. N. T. Leatherman of Berlin and Rev. O. A. Lorenz of the Main Street Brethren Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Berlin.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 16, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted June 24, 2009


 

BAER, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cozens

MEYERSDALE — Services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Baer, 67, who died yesterday at her home here, will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p; m. in the Price Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Staub. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Martha (Gorsich) Cozens. Survivors include five sons, Byron Baer, Rockwood, Pa.; Raymond Baer, Pittsburgh; Harold Baer, Charleroi, Pa.; James Baer, at home, and William Baer, Cumberland; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Fike, LaVale; Mrs. Mary Bolden, Mt. Pleasant; and Mrs. Bruce Cogan, Somerset; 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 12, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



BAER, Raymond H.

MEYERSDALE - Raymond H. Baer, 57, was dead on arrival yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born here, he was a son of the late William P. and Mary E. (Cozzin) Baer. He was a life member of the Blawnox Fire Company, a former employe of Blawnox Steel Co., and former owner of a service station there. He is survived by his wife, the former Irene M. Ecker; a son, Edward R. Monroeville, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Ann Degitz, Blawnox, Pa.; Mrs. Joyce Wolfe, Valencia, and  Mrs. Joan Wikert, New Kennsington; three sisters, Mrs. Quintner Fike and Mrs. Eugene Bolden, both of LaVale, and Mrs. William Cogan, Phoenix, Ariz.; four brothers, Byron, of Rockwood; James. RD 2, Meyersdale; Harold, Charlerois, and William, Cumberland; and 10 grandchildren. The body will be at the Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 23, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 28, 2011



 

BAER, Samuel S.

MEYERSDALE. Pa. - Samuel S. Baer, 78, of RD 4, Meyersdale, died yesterday at his home. He had been in ill health for some time. Born near Salisbury, he was a son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Fullem) Baer. Mr. Baer had operated a store and garage at Warren Mills and was a member and Sunday School teacher at the White Oak Lutheran Church for 40 years. Surviving are his widow, Matilda (Knepp) Baer; three children, Mrs. Emerson Paul, Alfred S., and Mrs. Elwood Ackerman, all of RD 4, Meyersdale; and a sister, Miss Amanda Baer, RD 3, Meyersdale. Burial services will be conducted Sunday at the White Oak Lutheran cemetery.    
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 15, 1965 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 

BAER, Mrs. Sarah Werner

Meyersdale, Pa., Aug. 8—Services were held this afternoon at the residence in Summit Township for Mrs. Sarah Baer, 87, who died Monday. The Rev. Nelson C. Brown, pastor of Amity Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiated, and interment was in the church cemetery. A lifelong resident of Somerset county, Mrs. Baer, a daughter of the late George and Catherine (Schrader) Werner, was born in Summit Township March 9, 1858. She was a member of Amity Church and the Dorcas Bible Class. Her husband, Daniel Baer, died many years ago. Surviving are seven children: Henry G. and Ezra R., of Somerset; George E., Meyersdale; Paul D., Pittsburgh; Mrs. Ethel Keefer, Meyersdale; and Emma C., and Susan M. Baer, both at home. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Gorman Baker, of Meyersdale; a brother, Mahlon Werner, of Summit Township; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 8, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2011

 


BAER, Mrs. Sarah Ann Grime

MEYERSDALE, Apr. 9 — Mrs. Sarah Ann Grime Baer, widow of Cyrus M. Baer, died early Monday morning at her home at 368 Main street following a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Solomon and Elizabeth Grime, and was 72 years old. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Margaret Johnson, Meyersdale; Mrs. Henry Willkow, Berlin; Mrs. Walter Deneen, Hyndman; Earl Baer, Salisbury, and Theodore of Meyersdale. Four sisters who survive are Mrs. Mary E. Huple, Indian Head; Mrs. Armetta Mort, Somerset; Mrs. Ida Evans, Hyndman; and Mrs. Hiram Baer, Youngstown, Ohio. She was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church and her pastor, Rev. Howard Hilner, will conduct the funeral service at her late home Wednesday. Interment will be made in Union Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 9, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, Miss Susan Anna

MEYERSDALE, March 1 — Miss Susan Anna Baer, aged 77 years, died at her home in Meyers avenue Friday evening, following a long illness, death was due to complications. Miss Baer was widely known and a highly respected citizen. She was a noted cook, and for 30 years served in that capacity in hotels in Ligonier, Somerset, and the Colonial Hotel in Meyersdale. Twelve years ago she retired and lived comfortably at her home. Her niece, Miss Carrie Burkholder, lived with her and cared for her during her illness. She is survived by three brothers, William H., of Akron, Ohio, Hiram W., of Youngstown, Ohio, and C. Peter, of Meyersdale, a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral was held today at 1:30 o'clock at her late home, her pastor. Rev. E. V. May, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment followed in the Union Cemetery.         
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 1, 1937  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, W. Frank

MEYERSDALE — W. Frank Baer, 74, of RD 3, died Friday at his home. A native of RD 3, Meyersdale, he was a son of the late Owen and Ellen (Brown) Baer. Surviving are his wife, Nellie (Forrest) Baer; two sons, Glenn Baer, Baltimore, and Larry Baer, Boynton; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Hay, RD 3, and Mrs. James Hay, RD 2; three brothers, Joseph Baer, RD 3; Robert Baer, Canton, Ohio; and Homer Baer, Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Gomer, RD 4, and Mrs. Margaret Clause, Frederick, Md.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where a service will be conducted today at 11 a.m. Rev. William Ferguson will officiate and burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.        
The Cumberland News, January 3, 1966 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BAER, William A.

William A. Baer, 83 years old, native of Meyersdale, died Monday at his home at Akron, Ohio. A son of the late Peter and Barbara Hostetler Baer, he was employed for many years by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad before locating at Akron. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara, two sons, George Baer of Akron and William Baer of Windber and a brother, Charles P. Baer, Meyersdale business man. The body was expected to arrive at noon today at Meyersdale, where funeral service will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Price funeral home. Rev. H. J. Gotgen, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Meyersdale, will officiate. Burial will be made in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.    
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 8, 1947  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BAER, William J.

William J. Baer, 63 years old, funeral director of Windber, who died Saturday morning at his home, was a former resident of Connellsville. He worked for the late Joseph Stader in Connellsville under whom he served his apprenticeship and for whom he worked for several years after being licensed. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Connellsvllle. He was born at Meyersdale March 21, 1884, a son of William H. and Polly Laurie Baer, both deceased, and leaves his widow, eight children, one brother and one sister.
Connellsville Daily Courier, December 17, 1947  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

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