George F. Bayer - City Cemetery - Hermann, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 41.936 W 091° 26.028
15S E 636196 N 4284531
Quick Description: The first land owner and founder of Hermann...
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2020 8:14:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM1343M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

County of marker: Gasconade County
Location of marker: Gutenberg St., siee of City Cemetery, Hermann
Erected by: Historic Hermann, Inc. and Hermann High School Honor Society
Date Erected: 1986

Marker Text:

In Memory of
My Beloved Husband

George F. Bayer
Born: Sept. 27, 1800
Died: March 18, 1839

And Our Son

Charles H.
Born: May 16, 1837
Died: Jan. 29, 1839

Wife and children I must leave you
Leave my home and all my woe
But my beloved Savior calls me
Calls me to my Heavenly home

In Honor of
George F. Bayer, General Agent for the German
Settlement Society and School Master, who purchased
first land for the town of Hermannin 1837.

Erected 1986 by
Historic Hermann Inc.
Hermann High School Honor Society

His Find-A-Grave   listing.

And all that Wikipedia   could add.

"More than 1800 years later, George Bayer arrived in what is now known as Hermann, Missouri. Commissioned by the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia, George set out across the country in search for another settlement for the Germans in America. After being deputized by the committee, George surveyed the lay of the land and decided upon this settlement because of its close similarities to the Rhineland in Germany.

"Despite his best efforts, George Bayer had his share of setbacks when settling this community. His plan to come with the first settlers was thwarted in 1837. He contracted an illness which kept him in Philadelphia at the beginning of the trip. Unfortunately, the first 17 settlers which consisted of 9 adults and 8 children began the trip without him." ~ Experience Hermann

Date of birth: 9/27/1800

Date of death: 3/18/1839

Area of notoriety: Exploration

Marker Type: Plaque

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: sunrise to sunset

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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