There's a Louis Bauer, son, in the family of Jacob and Elizabeth Bauer in Dayton in 1880 (see familysearch.org).That Louis was born ca. 1871. Could that be your Louis? If you don't have access to census records, you may want to try a free trial for genealogy.com or ancestry.com.I have tried both and found a LOT of data.The searches and such for ancestry.com seem a bit better. If you end up finding a Fred Bauer born 1897, let me know... he connects to my family (my GGG Aunt's son).