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Peter BAER - Manawatu & King Country

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Peter BAER (1871-1946)
- son of Johann Henrich/Heinrich Baer (1835-1892) & Mary Elizabeth ? (1839-1925)

Peter married on 19 February 1904, in Feilding, to:
Charlotte Sophia Courtney SKIPPER (1884-1950)
- daughter of Archibald John Skipper (1864-1926) & Sophia Honeywood Courtney Norris (div.)

Feilding Star, 20 February 1904 BAER-SKIPPER - At the Primitive Methodist Church yesterday afternoon, Mr Peter Baer, eldest son of the late J. H. Baer, of Waituna West, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Charlotte Sophia Courtney Skipper, eldest daughter of A. J. Skipper, Pohangina
The Rev S. Henderson officiated, assisted by the Rev J. Cocker, from Wanganui.
The bride was given away by Mr Bradley, and attended by three bridesmaids, the Misses E. Smith, L. Baer, and C. Skipper sister Catherine Honeywood Skipper?. Mr Chas. Baer, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a handsome gold brooch. The happy couple left by the 3.30 p.m. train for Napier, where the honeymoon will be spent.

Feilding Star, 9 March 1904
BEACONSFIELD NOTES Mr and Mrs Peter Baer received a royal welcome home from their honeymoon with the usual "tin can" row for two nights. The party finally adjourned to Mr Baer's barn, where dancing was kept up until well into the morning

the known children of PETER & CHARLOTTE:
... 1
1905 - 1926 William John Baer
Auckland Star, 29 October 1926 TAUMARUNUI, this day - At the inquest of William John Baer, aged 19, who was found dead at Mokauitu with a rifle alongside his body, a verdict was returned that deceased met his death through a gunshot wound in the chest.
The Coroner told Peter Baer, father of the deceased, who had not reported his son's disappearance, that it was his duty to have instituted a search for the missing boy. He did not think he had acted rightly in nor reporting the matter to the police.
The father said that his son had gone away on previous occasions and had always returned

... 2
1906 - 1973 Archibald Henry Baer
- Archibald died aged 67
- nothing else known

... 3
1908 - 1908 Ernest James Baer
Feilding Star, 20 January 1908 On January 9, 1908, at Dannevirke, the wife of Peter Baer of a son. Both doing well.
ERNEST died 3 Feb 1908 aged 3 weeks
- he is buried Grave 109, Block G at SETTLERS CEMETERY, Dannevirke

... 4
1910 - 1932 Robert Skipper Baer
- Robert died aged 22
- nothing else known

Feilding Star, 13 July 1894,
... Peter Baer, who deposed: He had been employed by Messrs Ranson to cart firewood at 1/9 per cord ...

Feilding Star, 27 March 1895
... Mr Bath is erecting a good-sized house, the first one in the Beaconsfield township; and Mr Peter baer is erecting an eight-roomed dwelling at Williamson's corner

Feilding Star, 1 July 1899
... Mr Peter Baer, of Waituna West, invites tenders for stumping about 5 acres of land at Waituna up till 10th July, 1899. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepter

Feilding Star, 30 May 1901
... Thursday, 6th June 1901, at 12 o'clock sharp. GORTON & SONS have received instructions from mr Peter Baer to sell by public auction, at his farm, Waituna -
52 good dairy cows, to calve September and October; chiefly second calvers, 3 Shorthorn bulls

Feilding Star, 16 April 1903
Wednesday 22nd April. Gorton & Son have received instructions from Mr Peter Baer, who is giving up contracting, to sell as above, at 1 o'clock:-
4 x first-class draughts, any trial
1 x buggy mare
1 x 16 months draught gelding
2 x 3 years unbroken fillies )2 years_
4 x dairy cows
6 x 18 months heifer
1 x Shorthorn bull
Grain and manure drill, Massey Harris Binder, McCormick mowing machine, Camb roller, Deering hay rake, steel frame disc harrows, Tyne harrows, 2 d.f. ploughs, 2 s.f. plouhgs, tip dray, spring wagon, several sets harness, 2 stacks good hay, 10 toms potatoes, tools, and sundries.

Feilding Star, 28 May 1903
... Any person found trespassing on my property at Waituna West, with dog or gun or otherwise, will be prosecuted. PETER BAER

Feilding Star, 18 November 1904
... WANTED, a boy to milk and make himself generally useful. Apply Peter Baer, Waituna West

Feilding Star, 7 September 1906
Mary Baer married George Cashmere Rogers
... A very interesting wedding was solemnised at the residence of Mrs Baer, on Wednesday, the 5th instant. The contracting parties were Mr George Rogers, third son of Mr Rogers, of Eltham, and Miss Mary Baer, youngest daughter of Mrs J. H. Baer. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Olphert, of Feilding, during the morning.
The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr Peter Baer, wore a charming navy blue costume, with a cream silk front, strapped with cream sating. Mr C. Baer acted as best man. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a pretty gold bangle. The happy couple left in the afternoon amid the hearty and sincere congratulation of their relations fro Wanganui, where esteem in which Mr and Mrs Rogers are held in this district will be shown in the hearty welcome which will be accorded them on their home-coming.

Feilding Star, 5 June 1907
... TUESDAY 11th JUNE at 12.30 sharp, the New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency Co., will sell as above:-
on account of Mr Peter Baer, who has sold his property:
32 good dairy cows (Sep & Oct calvers)
20 x 2yr heifers in calg
25 x 15 to 18 months heifers
20 x mixed weaners
1 spring cart and harness
1 gig and harness
1 harness mare
110 gall, steam separator plant and pump
45 gal. hand separator butter worker and churn
Dairy utensils, household furniture, tools and sundries

Feilding Star, 19 July 1909
RATE TOLL - The following transfers were approved:
Peter Baer to C. O. Eggers, part section 316, Block I11., Oroua

King Country Chronicle, 16 March 1912
now in TANGITU
Tangitu is in the King Country, between Te Kuiti & Taumarunui
Peter's 'Unreliable Evidence'
... At the Te Kuiti Magistrate's Court on Thursday a young man named Victor Fraei was charged with stealing a watch at Mokauiti belonging to Peter Baer on or about July 4th last ...
... Constable Owen's statement with respect to the state of things seen at witness' house when he went to take Mrs Baer to the asylum ...
... In reply to Mr Sharples Constable Capp stated he had accompanied Constable Owen to Baer's whare and corroborated the state of affairs at the whare. The only food he saw was a small quantity of oatmeal and there were no cooking utensils
... Victor Fraei said Mrs Baer was in the habit of coming to their house and getting food. One day Mrs Baer came for food and his brother would not allow her to have any more. She said she was in need of food and Peter has asked her to sell the watch. He took compassion on her and gave her what she asked for it, 5s

King Country Chronicle, 9 May 1914
... Notice is hereby given that all trespassers, any person or persons in pursuit of game with or without dog or gun, on section 6, block 11, Mapara Survey District, at Mokauiti, will be prosecuted. PETER BAER

After the inquest at Taumarunui on the body of son William in 1926, nothing else is known of the family
Charlotte died 1 Aug 1950 aged 65. She was described as a widow and was buried PRESBYTERIAN DIVISION D Row 24, Plot 27 at Waikumete, Auckland

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