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Bauman Golden Wedding Anniversary
North Vernon Plain Dealer        June 28, 1906

Their Golden Wedding Anniversary Last Sunday
    Sunday morning brought gladness to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bauman, it being the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. Although many changes had been wrought in the past years and many difficulties encountered and conquered, and the love that burned fifty years still remains true, although youth and vigor having long been decreasing, their faith in their God was ever increasing drawing them very near their Savior as they knelt at the altar on this anniversary. Meditation carried them back to the day of their marriage where youth and vigor was supreme, the battles faught for home, peace and contentment, and that they had been permitted to pass through these trials together for half a century served to strengthen that faith pledged and manifested years ago. There is but one more anniversary to be celebrated that can bring more joy to this family and that around the altar everlasting where the whole family will be united.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bauman, together with their children and grandchildren received Holy Communion at St. Marys Catholic church Sunday morning. After returning to their home on "Irish Hill" and elegant wedding breakfast was served at which time they were presented $100.00 in gold, together with many other useful presents. Mr. Bauman accepted in a few well chosen words; he thanked all for their kind remembrances and bade them eat, drink and be merry. A six o'clock dinner was served to the relatives. In the evening the day's festivities were brought to a close with a reception where many friends were present.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bauman were married at New Alsace, Dearborn county, on June 24, 1856, in which county they spent about ten years, coming to this city in 1866 and have resided here ever since. To this union were born ten children seven of whom are living and were present. Among the relatives present were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Staplecamper and daughter Grace, of Indianapolis, Catherine and Elizabeth Bauman of this city, Sam Jenkins, wife and baby of Indianapolis, Mrs. Frank Gensheimer, of Shelbyville, Mrs. Wm. Horning and Mrs. Kate Kessel, of Cincinnati.
    Andrew Bauman was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1832, and came to this country when only three months old settling with his parents in Dearborn county. After coming to this city he entered the employ of the Tripton mills which position he held for eighteen years. He also spent several years in the feed business on Hoosier street.
    Mrs. Bauman was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1834, and came to this country in 1853 settling in Dearborn county in which county she met Mr. Bauman.

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