My great-great grandmother was Maria Bauer who came to Baltimore with her mother and sisters. Her mother was Apolonia Bauer and her sisters were Sophia and Elisabeth. They came over on the Steamship Columbia from Germany. Maria or Mary as she was called married Heinrich (Henry) Noegel at Mt. Zion Luthern Church in 1861. She was born 7-5-1840 in Hesse Darmstadt,Germany and died 11-09-1908 in Columbia County, Florida. Her sister Sophia married a man by the name of Nies.