25 March 1897
Mary Ann Barnes Bauman was born near Harper's Ferry, MD., August 8, 1803 and was the youngest of seven children. She was united in marriage to Michael Bauman, 7 June 1819, and soon after removed to Smithfield, Penn., where she resided until the fall of 1830, when with other families she came to the neighborhood of West Milton, coming the entire distance in wagons. In 1845, death claimed her husband, leaving her without any resources, same the labour of her own hands, but through energy and industry, she succeeded where many would have failed. Mrs. Bauman was the mother of seven daughters, four of whom are living and present at her funeral obsequies. She leaves 21 grand children, and 8 great grandchildren. She was also hailed as "grandma" by almost everyone who knew her, for all such were friends, and she was often heard to say, "I don't believe I have an enemy in the world." She united with the M. E. Church in 1831 and for over 66 years was a faithful member of the church at West Milton. Although her life was exempt from trouble and trials, yet she was blessed in many ways. Death had not before entered her family in forty years, and that is very remarkable in one of her age, her intellectual faculties remained unimpaired. Though her suffering was almost unbearable her faith never wavered, and, when the final summons came it found her waiting, ready and anxious to be gone. Mrs. Bauman passed away at her home in West Milton, March 19, 1897, at the ripe age of 93 years, 7 months, and 11 days. Funeral from the M E. Church, conducted by Rev. O. M. Sellers, Saturday afternoon March 20, 1897. Internment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
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