Founder of Germans from Russia Heritage Society
"Founder of Germans from Russia Heritage Society
Dies." It's Happening at State, 12 January 2000, 6.
Armand Bauer, a former professor at NDSU and a founder of the
Germans from Russia Heritage Society, died Dec. 12, in Bismarck.
He was 75.
After serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Bauer received his bachelor's
and master's degrees from NDSU and his doctorate in soil science
from Colorado State University. Bauer spent his career working with
problems of water and wheat and soil fertility. After teaching at
NDSU, he worked as a research scientist with the Great Plains Research
Center near Mandan.
He was interested in genealogy and was one of the founders of
the Germans from Russia Heritage Society. He remained active in
this organization throughout his life, including 25 years as editor
of numerous society publications and translator of a book on Russian-German
settlements in the United States.
Michael Miller, Germans from Russia bibliographer, worked with
Bauer. "Armand Bauer was a longtime mentor, colleague and friend
when I began at NDSU in 1967," Miller said. "The Germans from Russia
community has experienced the loss of a dedicated person preserving
the rich heritage of these Dakota people."
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by contacting Michael