Baur, Robert ( Wilkes-Barre, PA)

 ROBERT BAUR, editor and publisher, is the eldest son of the Rev. Frederick
and Caroline (Hahn) Baur.  He was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, and received
a liberal education, learning the bookbinder's trade.  In 1848 he emigrated
to the United States, locating in Philadelphia, Pa., where he remained
three years, working at his trade.  In 1851 he came to Wilkes-Barre and
established his present business, which he has continued in with marked
success.  In 1851 he purchased the Watcher, established in 1842, which he
now publishes in connection with his son, Gustav Adolph.  He also publishes
the Council Chat, the organ of the Junior Order United American Mechanics;
also a German paper devoted to the interest of the Musical Societies,
called the Singers Gazette.  Mr. Baur is also engaged in book-binding,
doing an extensive business in that line, and he is largely interested in
Wilkes-Barre and Luzerne county real estate.  In 1854 Mr. Baur married
Paulina, daughter of the Rev. Hassold, of Wurtemberg, Germany, and by this
marriage he has had eight children, all of whom are deceased excepting
Emily and Gustav Adolph, the latter of whom married Miss Kate Davis, and
has one son, Robert Adolph.  In his political views our subject is a
prominent Democrat, and while he never would accept public offices, he has
always taken a deep interest in the success of his party.  Mr. Baur is one
of the leading citizens of Wilkes-Barre; is the oldest editor in this part
of the State, and the oldest living publisher and editor now residing in
Bios: Ba-Be Surnames: History of Luzerne County, by H.C. Bradsby, 1893
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