In my last post, I shared the wonderful photograph I received of Amalia Hamberg and Jacob Baer from one of their descendants. Before posting it here, I shared it with other descendants of Amalia and Jacob, and that prompted some of those descendants to share some other photographs. Thank you to the extended Baer family for allowing me to publish these photos.
First is a photograph of Lawrence Baer, Amalia and Jacob’s youngest child, born in 1891 in PIttsburgh. Lawrence became one of the principal innovators and executives at the family-owned jewelry business, Attleboro Manufacturing. This photograph was taken in 1924. The little boy in the center is John Degen Baer, Lawrence’s son. He would have been three years old in this photograph. The individual on the right is not known.
Here is a photograph of Lawrence Baer’s first wife and John Degen Baer’s mother, Donna Degen. This photograph was not dated, but it looks like the 1920s to me.
This is another picture of their son John, dated 1924:
How adorable is he!
Finally, here is a photograph of Olivia Ganong Baer, Lawrence Baer’s second wife, and Minette Brigham Baer, John Degen Baer’s first wife, with Lawrence in the background.
John Degen Baer grew up to be a very accomplished business leader like his father. He died just a little over a year ago on November 3, 2015.
According to his obituary,