Bio: Bauer, eronica Lucy Beyerl
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----Source: Lani Barteltt

Surnames: Bauer, Beyerl, Blackwood, Brown, Hoffman, Olson, Wampler, Weitzel, Windmaisse


Veronica Lucy Beyerl Bauer  


Veronica Lucy Beyerl Bauer was born on March 8,1898 daughter of  John and Barbara (Windmaisse) Beyerl. John was b July 5,1841 and d Jan 29,1917. Barbara was b April 8,1854 and d  Jan 22,1924.  Veronica  was born on the family farm west of Colby, Wisconsin. and she was one of fourteen children born to her parents. Her parents were originally from Bavaria and emigrated with other relatives to Wisconsin around 1878.


In the Colby Centennial Book 1873-1973 it states " John & Barbara Beyerl homesteaded in 1878. Around 1915 a son, Louis bought the farm. and in 1948 his son, Al, bought the farm and as of the writing of the centennial book he and his wife, and children continued to own and operate the original farm.


The Beyerls were also mentioned as living in a log cabin west of Colby."


Veronica  received her education first at a one room school house and later at a German Catholic school both in Colby, Wisconsin

When she was a child her father purchased a Beckwith organ and she learned to play the organ, an accomplishment which stayed with her all her life.


She worked at a cook in the Colby Hotel before her marriage and was employed as a telephone operator in Colby for 27 years.


On November 27,1917 at St Mary's Catholic Church in Colby, Wisconsin, she married Alphonse "Al" Bauer. b Aug 1,1893  d Aug 31,1952.  Al Bauer owned a successful cement construction business.  He was a WW I veteran serving as a Private,316 Supply Co ,OMC.


After the War he purchased a home in Colby and Veronica lived in that home for 71 years where she especially enjoyed her flower gardens, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and tatting.


Alphonse and Veronica had one child, Gertrude, who later married Harry Blackwood and they resided in Marshfield, Wisconsin. They had three children Daniel, Patricia, and Michael. Daniel married Mary Wampler.  Patricia married Dan Hoffman. Michael married Judy.


At the time of Veronica's death she had six great-grandchildren; Matt Blackwood, Michael Blackwood, Scott Hoffman, Kris Hoffman Weitzel, and step great  grandchildren, Lisa Olson and Leslie Brown. She had the following  great great grandchildren; Ashely, Amanda, Hannah, Brennen, Madelyn, Patti, Margaret, Danny, and Kai. She was also survived by a sister in law, Margaret Beyerl of Filmore,Ca.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Alphonse,13 brothers and sisters and

grandson in law, Dan Hoffman


Veronica was an active member of St Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mother's group, and the Ladies Order of Catholic Foresters. She was also a member of Colby Senior Citizens Club and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.


Veronica lived at the Marshfield Center the last two years of her life.


Veronica died on her birthday and was 106 years old.


Veronica and her husband, Alphonse Bauer are both buried in St Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery in Colby, Wisconsin.  The Rev John Malik officiated at her funeral service and her pallbearers were Dan Blackwood, Mike a Blackwood, Scott Hoffman, Mike M Blackwood, Matt Blackwood and Gordon Schuster.


Sources: Obituary from Marshfield News Herald researched by Crystal Wendt

              Cemetery records online from St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Colby, Wisconsin

              Records online from Colby Centennial Book 1873-1973

              Military Service Records WW I  online



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