The legacy of Bauer Ranch began in the late 1880′s when Frederick Henry Bauer and his wife Mary Louise Schodeder Bauer immigrated to Bonfield, Illinois, from Hanover, Germany. Sometime in the early 1900′s, the youngest of their 12 children, George Richard Bauer, made his way to the great State of Texas where he settled in the Winnie area and married Ruby Gaus.  George and Ruby had three sons, Orland, LeRoy, and Robert. In 1951, LeRoy and his wife Patricia built the main house at Bauer Ranch, where they started a family and continued the family’s rice farming and cattle ranching operations. Patricia had an inspired vision of a comfortable and functional ranch home that could be used for both family gatherings and entertaining friends. An outdoorsman at heart, LeRoy could be found early most mornings either tending to his cattle or working the fields on his tractor.  LeRoy and Patricia’s son Tim and wife Vicki keep the Bauer Ranch legacy alive today.