Bayer, Adele

(1814-1892) Philanthropist, born Belgium; died Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Andrew Parmentier, horticulturist and landscape gardener, and wife of Edward Bayer, a German Catholic merchant. Assisted by her mother, she devoted her fortune and life to aiding the Indian missions, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and especially seamen and the United States Marines at Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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