I am searching for any info on Eddie/Edward Bauer/Bower.
His mother, Pauline (Schick) Bauer, died during a flu epidemic in Philadelphia - along with a sister, Rosy/Rosie. After her death, he was raised by his grandmother, Karoline Schick Dittes. His father, Edward, moved to New Jersey. I found Eddie, age 14, living with his grandmolther in the 1930 census on Shelmire St.
The story I was told was that one day his father came to Philly & "took him off the street" - after he was old enough to work. The Philadelphia Bulletin carried the story as a kidnapping for several days. I was also told that he was taken by his father to Florida to work in the orange groves. His grandmother never saw him again.