Theresia Bauer


Born: Jun 1859 in Germany

Died: ? in South Dakota, USA

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: John H. Schoenfelder (1857 – ?)

Married: Abt 1883 in USA

Child: George Schoenfelder (1884 – )

Child: Louise R. Schoenfelder (1886 – )

Child: John Schoenfelder (1888 – )

Child: Charles Schoenfelder (1890 – )

Child: Fred Schoenfelder (1892 – )

Child: Leo Schoenfelder (1894 – )

Child: Joseph Schoenfelder (1899 – )


Theresia immigrated from Germany in 1872, and was not naturalized before 1900.

Following her husband John's death (prior to 1920?), she was living in the home of her son Joseph, possibly the same home in which she had been living when John died.

The families of her son-in-law John Brech, and his brother Peter, were living on neighboring farms near Cottonwood [Jackson County, SD].

Change Date

This data was last changed on 29 Apr 2008, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]
1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, notes]
Web: Ancestry Database (South Dakota Births, 1856-1903) [Original data: "South Dakota Birth Records With Birth Dates Over 100 Years"; South Dakota Department of Health; SD, USA. The original record can be requested from information in the index. (no document images)] [applies to name]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Theresia may have been born 27 Jun 1859 in München, Oberbayern, Bayern, Germany. She may have died 10 Dec 1949 in SD. John and Theresia may have married in Mitchell.

Her parents may have been Joseph Bauer, born and died in an unknown place, and Anna Maier, born in Sizendorf, Okerpfalz, Bayern, Germany, and died in Cross Plains, Dane County, WI.

There exists a 1880 US Census record for Joseph (45) and Anna (42) Bauer and their family, including Theresia (20), Alois (11), Johann (9), Mary (6), and George (2), living in Franklin, Sauk County, WI. Theresia was born in Bayern, as were both parents.