"BAUER 1880 census index"
Speaking of available indexes: did your Ella Bauer die in about 1933 and Edward in about 1943? If so, their death notices may be the ones found in the local German language newspaper in Milwaukee -- and probably at least one of the local English dailies too. These are some of the 800 Bauer entries or references found in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).email@example.com
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