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Bauserman Siblings


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Bauserman Siblings


Bauserman, Donald Ray (1929-2005)
Bauserman, Charles Douglas (1927-1996)
Hockman, June Bauserman


Portrait of the Bauserman siblings posed in studio as children.

Pictured Left to Right: Donald R. Bauserman, June (Bauserman) Hockman, and Charles D. Bauserman. Another daughter, Judy, was born after this photograph was taken.

They were the children of Harlin Roy (1907-1967) and Thelma Ernestine (Estep) (1908-1996) Bauserman. They grew up in Maurertown where their father, was the Plant Supervisor of the Grabill Grader Plant in Woodstock for many years, before starting his own home improvement business in Maurertown.

About Charles Bauserman:
When he registered for the WWII draft, Charles worked at the Walton & Smoot Drugstore in Woodstock. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Private during WWII.

After the war, he worked as a shipping clerk at the Grabill Manufacturing Company and married a secretary there, Dana Lee (Coffman) (1926-2016) in 1948. The couple did not have children and divorced in 1959.

The following year, Charles married Joanne Mae (Nofsinger), a garment inspector for the Aileen Company who lived in Strasburg. By then, Charles had been working at his father’s business, Bauserman’s Home Improvement Company, for many years.

About Donald Ray Bauserman:
Donald Ray Bauserman served in the Navy during WWII and after. He was discharged in 1949 but re-enlisted and was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Des Moines as a Fireman Apprentice (F.A.) in 1952.

Donald graduated from the Bailey Technical School in St. Louis, Missouri in 1957. He spent the rest of his life mostly in Maurertown. Many newspaper articles attest to his involvement in the Woodstock Junior Chamber of Commerce (the Jaycees).

In 1960, he was a salesman for new homes being built in the “Viscose City” subdivision in Front Royal.

Donald married in 1972 but the marriage did not last. His bride was a 28-year old divorcee born in Tennessee named Lynette Ray Bemis. They had no children together.

Donald had a car accident, in January 1995, that made the newspapers. By then, he was partially paralyzed and the Southwest Times newspaper reported he had survived three nights in sub-freezing weather after driving his car into a ditch in an isolated part of Hardy County near Mathias. He was rescued when a Potomac Edison meter reader found him shivering, hungry, and thirsty in his 1992 Chrysler Imperial.

About June Ogden (Bauserman) Hockman:
June Bauserman married Larry Ott Hockman (1928-2002) in 1953. He had served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Born in Maurertown, his parents were Arch Franklin and Florine (Sine) Hockman. He was an electrician when they married.

The couple spent many decades together and raised at least two children, Thad Sine Hockman and Cheryl Lynn Hockman.


Morrison Studio


Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society


Shenandoah County Library


c. 1930's


Subjects identified by June Bauserman Hockman, who is pictured in this photograph.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.




June Bauserman Hockman appears in Morrison Studio Collection numbers 006157 and 006411.



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Original Format

Glass Negative


Morrison Studio, “Bauserman Siblings,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 28, 2024,


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