In 1846 Leonhard BAUER, b. 1819, left Basel, Switzerland, with his mother Susanna BAUER, nee ESCHBACH, b. 29.4.1790, to New Orleans where he found a job by a cabinet-maker from Copenhagen (DK). In 1847 he went back to Basel and returned to the U.S. with his wife and his two children, a girl (3 yrs) and a baby. I have a copy of a parish record were it is menntioned that he died in the Mississippi aera.
A Leonhard Bauer is also menntioned in the book "Swiss colonist 19th cent. America" as Johann BAILEY's (from Davos, Swi.) father-in-law. Maybe it's the same person.
Any information about Leonhard Bauer and his descendances would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.