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Rev Edwin J.L. Baker
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1810
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1882
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA

Minister of the the Methodist Episcopal. He married first to Sara E. by whom he had three daughters, Helen A., Mary J, and Lizzie M. Following his first wife's death he married Mrs. Sarah Mahala Goodwin Wilson (1822 1902) on February 14, 1872 in Portage county, Ohio.

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"Edwin J. L. Baker was appointed second preacher on Gustavus Circuit in 1835. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., February 11, 1810. His parents were Moravians, and his father dying when he was quite young, his education and religious training were left to his pious mother, who performed her duty with fidelity. He spent his early childhood mostly in Chautauqua County, N. Y. He was converted in Franklin, Pa., in 1832, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. The next year he entered Allegheny College, but having received license to preach in 1834, he joined the itinerant army in the Pittsburg Conference in 1835, and marched forth to do battle against sin. He became a member of the Erie Conference at its organization. He soon rose to positions of influence in the Conference, was three terms Presiding Elder, and a member of the Erie Conference at its organization. He soon rose to positions of influence in the Conference, was three terms Presiding Elder, and a member of the General Conferences of 1852, 1860 and 1868. He was a very successful preacher and in pastoral work he was indefatigable. He was a most effective extemporaneous speaker, and a strong debater on the Conference floor. He sought in every way to promote the welfare of the Church. He was transferred to the Church Triumphant from Pleasantville, Pa., December 30, 1882"
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Source: Church History of Erie Conference, Volume I, by Rev. J. N. Fradenburgh, Derrick Publishing Company, Oil City, Pennsylvania, 1907, pages 761-762.
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"BAKER, EDWIN J. L.
"Conference Relations:
Licensed to Preach 1835; Admitted on Trial Methodist Episcopal Erie Conference 1835; Full Membership 1838; Deacon 1838, Waugh; Elder 1840, Hedding; Deceased: December 30, 1882 in Pleasantville, Pennsylvania. Buried in Erie Cemetery, Erie, Pennsylvania. Born February 11, 1810 in Wilkes Barre, Pa.
"Appointment Records:
Gustavus 1835-1836; OH: Warren 1836-1837; Willoughby 1837-1838; Ravenna 1838-1839; Forestville 1839-1840; Harmony 1840-1841; PA: Warren: First (with Alexander Barris) 1841-1842; Warren: First 1843; Randolph 1843-1844; Portland 1844-1846; Harmony 1846-1847; NY: Jamestown 1847-1848; Superintendent: Franklin District 1848-1850;Superintendent: Erie District 1850-1854; Kingsville 1854-1856; OH: Warren 1856-1858; Cuyahoga Falls, 1858-1859; Ravenna 1859-1861; Panama 1861-1863;Westfield 1863-1865; Superintendent: Erie District 1865-1869; Erie: First Assistant 1869-1870; Warren: First 1870-1872; Mercer 1872-1873; OH: Geneva1873-1875; Mayville 1875-1876; Cattaraugus 1876-1878; Forestville 1878-1881; Leon (Released from serving immediately after the adjournment of Conference) 1881-1882; Enterprise/Pleasantville (with Alvah Wilder) 1882-December 30, 1882."
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Source: Pastoral Records Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church 1784-2010, The Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, 2010, page 31. -- Thank you to LeAnn Childs for providing me with this resource and information.
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He was also a Trustee with Chautauqua Assembly, Chautauqua, New York. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sara E Baker (1818 - 1870)
 
 Children:
  Mary J Baker (____ - 1878)*
  Lizzie M Baker (1856 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: There is no headstone for him.
 
Burial:
Erie Cemetery
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 7, Section M
 
Created by: Chuck Metcalfe
Record added: Apr 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67843829
Rev Edwin J.L. Baker
Added by: Chuck Metcalfe
 
Rev Edwin J.L. Baker
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