When he was a young lad he became [an] apprentice to the blacksmith trade. When he was seventeen years old he migrated to America where he entered his trade.
He was married to Bessie Livingston on September 9th, 1891. They lived for forty-seven years in the same house in Klaasville, Indiana, where he plied his trade. Last September they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. To them two children were born -- one son, William Sauer, of Crown Point, and one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Piepenbrink of Monee, Illinois.
Mr. Sauer, with his entire family, united with the Lowell Methodist church August 20th, 1911. He was an earnest, hard working Christian man. A short time ago when he was ill his pastor was called to the home to administer the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper to him.
He was a member of the Order of Modern Woodmen.
Besides his immediate family, he leaves one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren to mourn his passing. Also, one sister living in Germany.
Funeral services were held from the Lowell Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. W.L. Hargrave in charge. Interment was made in the Lowell cemetery.
Go to Peter Sauer, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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