We are tracing Bauers in Nebraska, too, although we can't connect for sure to your Bauers. Because we have many "brick walls" on this tree, (sorry for the badly mixed metaphor), we are following all possible leads. Do you have any other info? Our Bauers were originally in Eden, NY, scattered to towns nearby and to Buffalo, NY, but several different pieces went to NE. Can we talk further? Contact me at my e-mail address if you want, or post on the Forum and I will keep checking for your reply.