Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bertha Louise Niebauer (Brendahl)



NIEBAUER -- Services for Mrs. Bertha L. Niebauer, 87, formerly of 1054 O'Brien St., who died Tuesday, will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Holy Cross Catholic; Church, Rev. William J. pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Hickey Funeral Home. 2702 Lincoln Way where a wake service will be 7:30 p.m. today.

Mrs. Joseph J. Niebauer
Mrs. Bertha L. Niebauer, 87, formerly of 1054 O'Brian St. died in the River Park Nursing Home at 5:20 a.m. today following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 1, 1883 in Owosso, Mich., and came to South Bend from three in 1906. Her husband, Joseph J., preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1965.
Her survivors are three sons, Frederick, of South Bend; Joseph Jr., of Cass0p0lis, and Robert, of California; three daughters, Mrs. Magdeline Niebauer, of Chicago; Mrs. Ruth McCormick, Winfield, lll., and Mrs. Cecilia Brown, of Lima, Pa., nine grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hickey Funeral Home, 2702 Lincoln Way W. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

John Joseph Niebauer Jr




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JOHN J. NIEBAUER Philippine fighting veteran
OBITUARIES John J. Niebuuer Dies At 80
John Joseph Niebauer of 10 Wiltshire Avenue, Larkspur, a veteran of the campaign against insurrectionists in the Philippine Islands, died in a local hospital yesterday after a long illness. He was 80.
Niebauer, who grew up on a Michigan farm, enlisted in the Army at the age of 19.
After one month of training at Jefferson Barracks, M0., he was shipped to Manila and as= signed to the 14th Cavalry, with which he saw action against the Moros in Mindanao. During his three-year enlistment, he rose from private to sergeant. Later, while stationed at the Presidio of Monterey, Niebauer was among the soldiers rushed to San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake t.o guard against looting and help restore order.
Niebauer served 36 years with American Import Co. in San Francisco. The last 20 years he was secretary-treasurer. He retired in 1959.
He lived off and on in Marin County, moving here for the last time nine years ago.
He kept careful rainfall figures at his home in the Chevy Chase portion of Larkspur and faithfully reported his readings tot the Independent-Journal.
He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Church Holy Name Society, De La Salle Council 52 of the Young Men’s Institute and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
He is survived by his Wife, Iola B. Niebauer; a son, Dr. John J. Niebauer of San Francisco; five brothers, Andrew and Louis Niebauer, both of Chicago; Joseph Niebauer of South Bend, Ind., and Leo and Ben Niebauer, both of Michigan; two sisters. Mrs. Mary Prall and Mrs. Ella Coillet, both of Michigan, and two grandchildren. Funeral cortege will leave
Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo, at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow and go to St. Patrick’s Church, Larkspur, where a Requiem Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Burial
will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael. The rosary Will be recited at the mortuary at 8 p.m. today. The family prefers contributions to St. Mary’s Cathedral Building Fund, San Francisco.







John J. Niebauer of 10 Wiltshire avenue, Larkspur, will be honored, by his San Francisco business associates tonight on his retirement from the American Import C0. after 36 years.
Niebauer and his wife, Iola, will be guests of the firm’s executives and their wives at a dinner in the Fairmont Hotel.
He went to work for the company in 1923 as office, credit and personnel manager. Since 1939 he has been secretary treasurer of the firm
Established in San Francisco in 1894, American Import C0. has sales offices throughout the United States and Canada and buying offices in Europe and the Far East.
Niebauer will take a two month vacation before his retirement becomes official Oct. 1. He plans to do “lots of fishing” during the two months. His plans after that are indefinite, he said.
He has one son, Dr. John J. Niebauer Jr., San Francisco orthopedic surgeon.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Theresa Ann Niebauer (Buhr)

BIRTH2 November 1859, Swan Creek,, Ohio, USA 
DEATH
: 9 November 1929 
BURIAL



Husband: John Joseph NIEBAUER

  • MARRIAGE: 18 JUN 1877, New Baltimore,Saint Clair,Michigan,USA
  • DIVORCE: N
Children:
  1. Ella Helen NIEBAUER
  2. Frederick Lawrence NIEBAUER
  3. Joseph John NIEBAUER
  4. John Joseph NIEBAUER
  5. Marie NIEBAUER
  6. Anthony NIEBAUER
  7. Michael John NIEBAUER
  8. Peter NIEBAUER
  9. Bernard Joseph NIEBAUER
  10. Leo Joseph NIEBAUER
  11. Andrew NIEBAUER
  12. Louis Francis NIEBAUER

_|John Joseph NIEBAUER _|
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  • Ella Helen NIEBAUER
  • Frederick Lawrence NIEBAUER
  • Joseph John NIEBAUER
  • John Joseph NIEBAUER
  • Marie NIEBAUER
  • Anthony NIEBAUER
  • Michael John NIEBAUER
  • Peter NIEBAUER
  • Bernard Joseph NIEBAUER
  • Leo Joseph NIEBAUER
  • Andrew NIEBAUER
  • Louis Francis NIEBAUER
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|                        |George C. BURR _
|_Theresa Ann BUHR _____|
                         |Ellen E

Theresa Ann Niebauer (Buhr)

  • BIRTH: 2 November 1859  St. Clair, Michigan, United States 
  • DEATH: 9 November 1929 , New Baltimore,,Michigan,USA
  • BURIAL
Father: 
George C Burr 
Mother: Ellen E 
Husband: John Joseph Niebauer
  • MARRIAGE: 18 June 1877, New Baltimore, Macomb, Michigan, United States
  • DIVORCE: N
    1. Ella Helen Niebauer (b.1879;d.1967)sp: Peter J. Caillet (b.1859;m.1909;d.1955)
    2. Frederick Lawrence Niebauer (b.1881;d.1945)sp: Winifred Martin (m.(Div))sp: Ada Louise Veerkamp (b.1908;m.1931)
    3. Joseph John Niebauer Senior (b.1883;d.1965)sp: Bertha Louise Brendahl (b.1884;m.1906;d.1970)
    4. John Joseph Niebauer Junior (b.1884;d.1965)sp: Frieda Sauer (d.1941)sp: Iola Bareilles (m.1953)
    5. Marie Niebauer (b.1886;d.1975)sp: Luthersp: Ernest Prall
    6. Anthony Niebauer (b.1887;d.1887)
    7. Michael John Niebauer (b.1888;d.1960)
    8. Peter F. Niebauer (b.1890;d.1924)sp: Alma Pare' (b.1896;m.1915;d.1970)
    9. Bernard Joseph Niebauer (b.1893;d.1980)sp: Cynthia Gramer (b.1894;m.1917)
    10. Leo Joseph Niebauer (b.1895)sp: Caroline Bossow (b.1899;m.1917;d.1985)
    11. Andrew Niebauer (b.1897;d.1976)sp: Leah Pickard (b.1900;m.1921;d.1987)sp: Katherine Giese Womack (m.1934)
    12. Louis Francis Niebauer Senior (b.1899;d.1989)sp: Alice (m.(Div))sp: Irene Hildebredt (b.1906;m.1942)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Aged Resident Passes Away Mrs, John Neibauer, 70 years of age, life long resident of New Baltimore and vicinity, passed away at her home on Base St. after a protracted illness of several weeks. Mrs. Neibauer, nee Tressa Burr was born in St. Clair County Nov. 2 1859 and was married to Mr. Neibauer at the age of 18 years making her married life of 52 years duration- She is the mother of 12 children, 10 of whom are living  They are Fred of Placerville Calif, Joe, South Bend Inuiana, John, San Francisco. Mrs.Mary Prall, Jackson Mich., Mrs. Ellen Coliett, New Baltimore, Micheal Detroit, Benjiman, Richmond, Mich. Leo, New Baltimore, Andrew and Louis of Chicago. Two sons Peter and Anthony are dead.
    Mrs. Neibauer is also survived by her husband John and two brothers, John Burr of Redford and Joe Burr. Detroit 23 grand children and one great grand. child. The deceased and husband lived on a farm on the Section Road for 33 years moving to New Baltimore eleven years ago to the home on Base Street where she died. She was a member of St. Ann's Society and the Married Ladies Sodality of St. Mary’s Church. A Solemn Requem was said for Mrs. Neibauer, Wednesday. November 13th at nine o’clock. Rev. Fr. Charles Koenig, assisted by Rev. Fr, Schrader of Richmond, Michigan and the Catholic Chaplin at Selfrige Field officiated.  Interment was at the Catholic Cemetery. Funeral was in charge of the ca1 mortician Frank Christie.
    New Baltimore, Michigan, November I5, I929

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    Adeline Catherine Niebauer (Sbraccia)


    Obituary



    In memory

    Adeline C. Niebauer
    May 1, 1914 - April 23, 2009
    MISHAWAKA - Adeline C. Johnson Niebauer, 94, of Mishawaka formerly of South Bend died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Hospice House. Born Adeline Catherine Sbraccia on May 1, 1914 to Anthony and Mary (Cardone) Sbraccia in Pittsburgh, PA, she married Samuel Johnson on June 18, 1942 and moved to South Bend. He preceded her in death on February 11, 1972. Adeline married Frederick Niebauer on April 16, 1977 in Christ the King Catholic Church and he preceded her in death August 19, 1996. Surviving are a son, Kenneth (Susan) Johnson of Elkhart, IN; a daughter, Karen (Gary) McVicker of South Bend; a stepson, Charles (Dee) Niebauer of Middlebury, IN; four grandchildren, Anton (Maribeth) Negri of Katy, TX, Anne Marie (Tom) Negri­Budzinski of Granger, IN, Angela Wotring of Elkhart, and Beth (Jay) Simmons of Griffith, IN; two step-grandchildren, Brook (Penny) Niebauer of Ogden, UT and Adam (Buffie) Niebauer of Wallace, NC; nine great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Vera (Dick) Spotts of Santa Ana, CA, Marjorie Kinsella of Pittsburgh, PA, and Mary Louise (Don) Stephenson of; and two brothers, Anthony (Margreta) Sbraccia of Wilmington, DE and Paul (LaVerne) Sbraccia of Buena Park, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; one sister; a stepdaughter, Christina Leonard; and a granddaughter, Nicole Negri. Adeline was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and Harvest House of the church. She was also a member of the Michiana Gem and Mineral Society of South Bend and the Roseland Citizens Association. She also volunteered at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility for 25 Years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 27th at Christ the King Catholic Church, 52473 State Rd. 933 with Rev. Neil Wack CSC officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637 or Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, 20531 Darden Rd., South Bend, IN, 46637.

    Saturday, January 14, 2006

    Frederick Charles NIEBAUER

    • BIRTH: 12 JUL 1910, South Bend,Saint Joseph,Indiana,USA
    • CHRISTENING: South Bend,Saint Joseph,Indiana,USA
    • DEATH: 19 AUG 1996, South Bend,Saint Joseph,Indiana,USA
    • BURIAL: 22 AUG 1996, South Bend,Saint Joseph,Indiana,USA
    Father: Joseph John NIEBAUER
    Mother: Bertha Louise BRENDAHL

    Family 1: Marie Christina YOUNG
    • MARRIAGE: 3 SEP 1938, South Bend,Saint Joseph,Indiana,USA
    • DIVORCE: N
    1. Christina Marie NIEBAUER
    2. Charlene Frieda NIEBAUER
    3. Charles Frederick NIEBAUER
    Family 2: Adeline SBRACCIA

    Joseph John NIEBAUER Sr

    • BIRTH: 5 JUN 1883, Anchorville,Macomb,Michigan,USA
    • DEATH: 19 FEB 1965, South Bend,Saint Joseph,Indiana,USA
    • BURIAL: 22 FEB 1965, South Bend,Saint Joseph,Indiana,USA
    Father: John Joseph NIEBAUER
    Mother: Theresa Ann BUHR


    Wife: Bertha Louise BRENDAHL
    • MARRIAGE: 24 APR 1906, New Baltimore,Saint Clair,Michigan,USA
    • DIVORCE: N
    Children:
    1. Magdalen Ellen NIEBAUER
    2. Frederick Charles NIEBAUER
    3. Ruth Helen NIEBAUER
    4. Cecelia NIEBAUER
    5. Joseph John NIEBAUER
    6. Robert Louis NIEBAUER

                            |John Joseph NIEBAUER
    _Joseph John NIEBAUER _|
    |                       |Theresa Ann BUHR
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    |--Magdalen Ellen NIEBAUER
    |--Frederick Charles NIEBAUER
    |--Ruth Helen NIEBAUER
    |--Cecelia NIEBAUER
    |--Joseph John NIEBAUER
    |--Robert Louis NIEBAUER
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    |                        |Fred W. Brendahl
    |_Bertha Louise BRENDAHL _____|
                             |Augusta Brendahl
    
    
    
    
    
    

    Sunday Morning June 17, 1956 Joseph J Niebauer is on surprisingly intimate terms with a number of famous people. He called Gen. MacArthur “Douglas," at the same time tweaking off the great warrior's gold-laced cap to show his sidedrape hairdo. Ex-president Truman is just plain “Harry” to him, and kept in a lot closer proximity to the party's mascot donkey than one would imagine is enjoyable. The truth is, the celebrities and figures of several others are Niebauer's own creations, whittled from blocks of poplar wood as a hobby to enliven retirement. They represent only a portion of his output. He also makes pictures, carving them in high relief and continuing to the paint job with which they, as well as his wooden friends, are finished. LEISURE WAS SOMETHING to which Niebauer became accustomed with difficulty after he and Bendix parted company four years ago. Even so, he was well past the usual age for quitting, since he will be 73 during the summer. His life  began on a farm in St.Clair County, Mich. and when he and Mrs. Niebauer were married 50 years ago, they settled in the country.  But rural life palled and almost at once they decided that he should seek a city opening in a building trade. Niebauer’s first Indiana stop was Gary, then in the initial stages of its mushroom growth.  He describes it as a sand-pit with residents living in tents-definitely not his dish.  Moving on to South Bend, he and his wife established a home and he became an expert concrete finisher. The railing on the LaSaIle Ave, bridge is his handiwork. He also made one on the Angela Bivd. bridge, but it was replaced when the structure was widened. Many important buildings owed steps, railings and ornamentation to his skill, but of them have given way to modernization. HIS CAREER as a maintenance supervisor at Bendix commenced in 1929, but even before that, he and his wife had bought their present home at 1054 O'Brien St. That part of South Bend was mostly woods when the Niebauers moved in.  There were no sidewalks or other improvements.  Water came from a well in the back yard.  But the city grew up to and around them, and they became as advanced as their surroundings. They were active workers in the Civilian Defense Filter Center up to the time of its removal, and are still enrolled in the Ground Observer Corps, taking their turn at weekly duty. PAUL REVERE rides again in this wood carving picture by Joseph Niebauer, plant engineer of South Bend. Poplar wood Figures of Gen. MacArthur and Harry Truman also are included in the collection during pension hours. Two Copies of the raising of the Flag on Mt. Suribachi have been turned out by Mr. Niebauer.  Except for one Marine the representation of the historic event is all piece.   Replicas of two homes are favorites among the Niebauer collect.  First he did one of the house in which he grew up and later a likeness of the O;Brien St. homestead.  Birthdays amoung six children cause no problem when Dad can whip up something original.
    THE SOUTH BEND whittler did so well with his imitation of a white pigeon that the family parakeet works itself into quite a temper over the intruder.  The wooden bird has to kept out of sight when the parakeet is allowed out of its cage. Pensioner’s Time-Killing Craft Develops Into an Accomplishment of Many Rewards Niebauer was plant engineer at the Mishawaka branch of Bendix when the time of his retirement rolled around, and after responsibilities of such weight, he couldn’t relish idleness. Whittling, a favorite recreation of, his boyhood, was a natural remedy for boredom one which grew on him as his skill increased. IN TRIAL FLIGHTS he mastered some traditional tricks, such as carving a linked chain from one piece of wood. Then came a replica of his boyhood home and figure studies, both human and from _the animal world. His pictures are copies of” paintings or are taken from life. He has carved a likeness 0f:the O'Brien St. homestead, drawn painstakingly to a scale of one-eighth inch to the foot. He succeeded so well with his imitation of a white pigeon as to have aroused the jealousy of the family's parakeet. The carved bird was suspended in a sunny bay window near the parakeefs cage. Air currents would sway it gently in a believable imitation -of flight, so that the parakeet became convinced that he had a rival in the house. When he was liberated for exercise, he flew at the pigeon, pecking its wings s0.vigorously that it had to -be moved out of sight to stay whole. ALTHOUGH HIS PARENTAGE is half French and half German, Neibauer’s choicest subjects are extracted from Americana. One of his best pictures portrays Paul Revere’s ride, and turning to more recent history, he has fashioned two copies of the raising of the American Flag on Mt. Suribachi at Iwo Jirna. These are not relief picture; but statuettes, and quite remarkable in that except for the fourth Marine at the back of the group, the representation is all in one piece.  When Niebauer departs from using a single block for a figure, he contrives amusing changes of appearance by the movable sections. Heads can be turned from side to side, come off, or some of the accessories can be altered. Possibly the most ambitious venture is a farm. wagon grouping, complete with pfssengers, horses, a load of milk .cans and even a small dog running alongside. He calls it “Me and My Gal,” in tribute to early married life in the country. In its reminiscent the little dog is a replica of a departed and mourned pet, while the wagon faithfully images the time-honored Studebaker product. NIEBAUER’S CRAFT was undertaken primarily as a time-killer, but it has borne other rewards. The Niebauers are parents of six grown children, and when birthdays or other occasions for remembrance roll around, it is ‘(cry handy that Dad can cut out an attractive present. He has also received the recognition of an Award of Merit from the Hobby Show of the Altrusa Club. He and Mrs. Niebauer are regular participants in activities of the Hobby Center now under civic sponsorship. This is a congenial pastime to carry on at home. A newspaper spread over the kitchen table and a small cigar box of of them self-made--provide both setting and instruments for the process. It isn’t always easy to find the right wood, particularly in sizeable chunks, Poplar is tops, for it has practically no grain to cause splitting when it is cut or gouged flat at a lumber company; a better source is a wrecker’s yard, where several varieties of well-aged wood will turn up. Walnut is another acceptable material. With a golden wedding behind them, this couple is apt to have increasing reluctance to find entertainment away from home, but they never lack company when a shelf full of -favorite characters is at hand. The address remarks to their wooden companions as freely as to each other, and so familiar have they become that although Niebauer says they have never yet talked back to him, he be in the least surprised if some day they did. THE FARM WAGON complete with passengers, horses, milk cans and dog running alongside was designed in tribute to early married life In the country.  “Me  and My Gal."

    NIEBAUERS TO MARK GOLDEN DATE - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Niebauer, 1054 N. St., will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a dinner to be given in their honor next Sunday by their son, Frederick, in his home at 174 E. Cleveland Rd., followed by an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. The couple was married April 24, 1906, in New Baltimore, Mich., near Detroit. They came to South Bend Aug. 8, 1906.  Niebauer is a retired maintenance supervisor of the Bendix Products Division, Bendix Aviation Corp. They have six children, Magdalene, Chicago; Frederick; Mrs. Ruth McCormick, Winfield, Ill.; Mrs. Cecilia Brown, Lima, Pa.; Joseph Jr., McKinley Highway, Mishawaka and Robert, Los Angeles, and nine grandchildren.

    Joseph J. Niebauer Joseph J. Niebauer, 82,of 1054 N. O’Brien St., died Sunday in his home after a brief illness. A retired employee of the Bendix Corp., he was born in Anchorville, Mich., on June 5, 1883, and had been a South Bend resident since 1906. He married Bertha Brendahl, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Frederick of South Bend, Joseph J. Jr. of Cassopolis and Robert of California; three daughters, Miss Magdeline of Chicago,i Mrs. Ruth McCormick of field, 111., and Mrs. Cecilia Brown of Lima, Pa.; nine grandchildren; a great - grandchild; four brothers, Andrew of Lake Forest, 111., Louis of Chicago, Leo of New Baltimore, Mich., and Ben of Richmond, Mich., and two ters, Mrs. Marie Prall of son, Mich., and Mrs. Ella Cailet of New Baltimore. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today in the Hickey Funeral Home. Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross Catholic Church, which he was a member, andi burial will be in Highland Ceme-i tery. He was a member of thei Senior Citizens and past president of the Bendix Management C 1 u b. Pallbearers will be Charles Rapp, Andrew A. Johnston, Willis L. VanDerbeck, L. F. Schleiger, Clyde A. Rumsey and Robert Anderson, all members of the Bendix Retiree Assn. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

    John Joseph Niebauer Sr

    BIRTH: 7 JUN 1850, Luxenburg,Hesse,,Germany
    DEATH
    : 22 APR 1931, New Baltimore,Saint Clair,Michigan,USA
    BURIAL
    : New Baltimore,Saint Clair,Michigan,USA



    WIFE: Theresa Ann BUHR
    • MARRIAGE: 18 JUN 1877, New Baltimore,Saint Clair,Michigan,USA
    • DIVORCE: N
    Children:
    1. Ella Helen NIEBAUER
    2. Frederick Lawrence NIEBAUER
    3. Joseph John NIEBAUER
    4. John Joseph NIEBAUER
    5. Marie NIEBAUER
    6. Anthony NIEBAUER
    7. Michael John NIEBAUER
    8. Peter NIEBAUER
    9. Bernard Joseph NIEBAUER
    10. Leo Joseph NIEBAUER
    11. Andrew NIEBAUER
    12. Louis Francis NIEBAUER
    
    _John Joseph NIEBAUER _|
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    • Ella Helen NIEBAUER
    • Frederick Lawrence NIEBAUER
    • Joseph John NIEBAUER
    • John Joseph NIEBAUER
    • Marie NIEBAUER
    • Anthony NIEBAUER
    • Michael John NIEBAUER
    • Peter NIEBAUER
    • Bernard Joseph NIEBAUER
    • Leo Joseph NIEBAUER
    • Andrew NIEBAUER
    • Louis Francis NIEBAUER
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    |                        |George C. BURR _
    |_Theresa Ann BUHR _____|
                             |Ellen E