Hans Nicolaus Bauer

5 May 1712–19 January 1795 (Age 82)
Schlierbach bei Lindenfels, Bensheim, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germany

The Life of Hans Nicolaus

When Hans Nicolaus Bauer was born on 5 May 1712, in Schlierbach bei Lindenfels, Bensheim, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germany, his father, Johann Jacob Bauer, was 29 and his mother, Anna Barbara Euler, was 34. He married Anna Margaretha Seipel on 31 December 1737. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 January 1795, in Billings, Billings, Dieburg, Hessen, Germany, at the age of 82.

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Hans Nicolaus Bauer
Anna Margaretha Seipel
Marriage: 31 December 1737
Christina Bauer
Johann Peter Bauer
Anna Margaretha Bauer
Johann Nicolaus Bauer
Johann Christian Bauer
Eva Elisabetha Bauer
Johann Leonhard Bauer
Catharina Barbara Bauer

Spouse and Children

31 December 1737
Evangelisch, Neunkirchen, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt


    Christina Bauer


    Johann Peter Bauer


    Anna Margaretha Bauer


    Johann Nicolaus Bauer


    Johann Christian Bauer


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Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a peasant or nickname meaning ‘neighbor’, ‘fellow citizen’, from Middle High German (ge)būr, Middle Low German būr, denoting an occupant of a būr, a small dwelling or building. Compare Old English būr, modern English bower. This word later fell together with Middle High German būwære, an agent noun from Old High German būan ‘to cultivate’, later also (at first in Low German dialects) ‘to build’. The German surname thus has two possible senses: ‘peasant’ and ‘neighbor’, ‘fellow citizen’. The precise meaning of the Jewish surname, which is of later formation, is unclear. This surname is also found elsewhere in central and eastern Europe, for example in Slovenia, where it may also be a translation of Kmet .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Bauer in entry for Johann Leonhard Bauer, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Joh. Nickel Bauer in entry for Eva Elisabetha Bauer, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Joh. Nickel Bauer in entry for Johann Christian Bauer, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"

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