Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
PETER BAUER, a native of Serdoff,
Russia, born February 11, 1870, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Koch) Bauer,
is a farmer residing five miles west from Ritzville. A brief sketch
of the family is incorporated with the sketch of Henry Bauer, a brother
of our subject in another place in this history.
Mr. Bauer received his education in
the states of Nebraska and Washington. He came to America at the
age of seven years, and at the age of twenty-six he purchased a quarter-section
of land and engaged in farming. Later he added another quarter-section
of land to his farm and has continued adding to his holdings until he is
the owner of five hundred and sixty acres, all of which is under cultivation
and well improved with good buildings, a good water system, orchard, and
in fact, all the improvements to be found on the modern up-to-date farm.
He is also engaged to some extent in the stock raising business.
In 1892, Mr. Bauer was married to Anna
Adler, also a native of Russia, who came to America during the year in
which she was married. To this union have been born six children:
Lavine, Susie, William, Rosetta, Lillie, and Kora. Politically, Mr.
Bauer is a Republican. Both he and Mrs. Bauer are members of the