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Robert Theodore Bauer 

Robert Theodore Bauer

Male 1915 - 1964

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  • Birth  16 Feb 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Famous  Hockey Player 
    Died  16 Sep 1964  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: heart attack 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military  WW2 
    Sports Team Membership  Kitchener Daily Record Newspaper, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kuntz Ball Team 
    Kuntz Ball Team - year unknown
    Kuntz Ball Team - year unknown
    L-R is: "Honey" Kuntz, Gerry Bauer, Bobby Bauer, "Buddy Huber, Vic Lang, Roy Reinhardt and Jim McAvoy.
    Name  Bobby Bauer 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-119493P 
    Buried  Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I119493  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Jul 2014 

    Father  Edgar Joseph Bauer,   b. 10 Feb 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1959, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alice Bertha Hayes,   b. 16 Jun 1889, Linwood, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1971 
    Family ID  F25408  Group Sheet

    Family  Marguerite Louise Bauer,   b. 12 Feb 1921, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1986, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bradley Bauer
     2. Robert Bauer
    Last Modified  15 Jun 2008 
    Family ID  F29948  Group Sheet

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    Robert Theodore Bauer 'Bobby'
    Robert Theodore Bauer "Bobby"

  • Notes 
    • Robert T. (Bobby) Bauer, one-time hockey great with the famed Kraut Line of the Boston Bruins, died today at K-W Hospital. He was 49.

      Death of the diminutive man, who gained widespread admiration both as a hockey player and a coach, followed a series of heart attacks. He suffered the first seizure at Westmount Golf Club Saturday. Mr. Bauer lived with his wife and two sons on Glasgow Road.

      Bobby, a businessman in recent years, had been closely connected with hockey all his life. He was born in Waterloo a son of Mrs. Edgar Bauer, and the late Edgar Bauer, and began his hockey career in the Twin Cities minor hockey organization. During his early days in Kitchener he played with Schmidt and Dumart, a threesome that was to be teamed up in later years as the Kraut Line, one of the most potent scoring lines big time hockey has ever seen. Bobby was the last of the three to make the step to the NHL, arriving for the last game of the 1936-37 season with Boston. He never looked back.

      Before his career had taken him from Trail Rangers and Texas league teams and Holy Name of the twin city junior league. After this he played with St. Michael's juniors and in 1935-36 with the Kitchener Junior Club that won the Ontario Hockey Associations Junior A title.
      Toronto Maple Leafs had a chance to gain his services at one time, but through a slip-up in their minor setup he was lost to the Bruins.
      In 1935 he trained with the Bruins, then was farmed to the Boston Cubs, along with Porky Dumart. The next season at Providence, Bobby and Porky were joined by Milt Schmidt and it was the beginning of the famous line. After Bobby joined the others with the Bruins at the end of the 1936-37 season, they played together as a line until all three joined the RCAF in 1942. Together they played with the Ottawa RCAF team that won the Allan Cup, emblematic of Canadian Senior hockey supremacy in 1942. He later served overseas.

      After the Second World War Bobby returned to the NHL with the Bruins for two seasons, winning a berth on the all star team his first year back. It was the fourth time he had been named an all-star. He also won the Lady Byng trophy as the league's most valuable player three times.

      After leaving the NHL he went into business for a time with his father-in-law, Roy Bauer at the Bauer Skate Company in Kitchener. At the time of his death he was part owner of Grey Electronics in Guelph and the Three-Star Hockey Stick Company in Breslau. The end of his NHL career was not by any means the end of his association with hockey. In the 1947-48 season, after briefly coaching Guelph's Junior A
      Biltmores, he returned as a player with the newly organized Kitchener Flying Dutchmen and stayed with them for three seasons in which they reached the OHA finals. In later years he was manager, coach and finally president of the team.

      Surviving are his wife, the former Marguerite Bauer; whom he married in 1941; two sons, Robert and Bradley at home; his mother, Mrs. Edgar J. Bauer of Kitchener; five brothers, Frank, Raymond and Jerome of Waterloo; Eugene of Kitchener and Rev. David Bauer of Vancouver, who coached Canada's last entry in World Hockey Championships; five sisters, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Freiburger of
      Kitchener; Mrs. Cecil (Alice) Schmalz of Preston; Mrs. James (Rita) Huck of R.R. 4 Kitchener; Mrs. Thomas (Theresa) Dillon of New York City; and Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Laudenbach of Montreal. He was predeceased by his father,
      the late Edgar J. Bauer.

      The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where a service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday by Rev J.H.Getz of Calvary EUB Church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery1a

      1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record Tuesday 16 Sep, 1964

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      Bobby Bauer, born in Waterloo, started his hockey career in the Twin Cities organization where he played with Milt Schmidt and Woody Dumart who later formed the "Kraut" line.

      After playing for St. Mikes and the Kitchener Juniors, who won the OHA Jr. Championship in 1935, he played for the Boston Bruins from 1937-1947. During these years, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup twice. He won the Lady Byng Trophy for good sportsmanship and gentlemanly play in 1940, 1941, and 1947.

      Bauer served in the RCAF from 1942-46. After WWII, the "Kraut" line was reunited and the RCAF won the Allan Cup Championship. His best year in the NHL was in 1946-47 when he scored 30 goals and 24 assists in a 60 game schedule.

      He served as a player, coach, manager and on the executive of the Kitchener Dutchmen Hockey Team in the Senior OHA and was president when the team won the Allan Cup in 1953 and 1955.2a

      2aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

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  • Sources 
    1. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada), 28 Mar 1964 - Obituary of Robert Theodore Bauer.

    2. [S1926] United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, nara publication title: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954 nara publication number: M1480 nara roll number: 14.
      name: Robert Theodore Bauer arrival date: 31 Oct 1945 arrival port: Niagara Falls, New York, age: estimated birth year: birth date: 16 Feb 1915 birthplace: , Waterloo Ont birth country: Canada gender: Male race: German contact: Father Edgar Jacob Bauer

    3. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada), 16 Sep 1964 - Obituary of Robert Theodore Bauer.

    4. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Feb 1915 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart attack - 16 Sep 1964 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSports Team Membership - Kuntz Ball Team - - Kitchener Daily Record Newspaper, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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