|Birth: ||Apr. 26, 1862|
Rock Island County
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1949|
Margaret Schenk was born in Rock Island, Illinois on April 26, 1862. Her parents were Samuel S. Schenk (b. 8/27/1819, d. 8/27/1907) and Mary Bucher Schenk (Samuel's second wife) (b. 3/2/1819, d. 1907), both of whom were born in Switzerland and emigrated to the US separately in 1851. Samuel had come to the US with his first wife and two of his four sons, only to lose his wife and the two sons to a cholera plague in Toledo, Ohio.
Margaret had one brother and one sister:
John (b. 8/17/1858, d. 1/16/1934)
Caroline (b. 2/16/1864, d. 12/19/1946)
Margaret met William P. Baker (b. 6/23/1858, Freeport IL) and they married on May 10, 1882 at St. John's ME Church parsonage in Davenport IA.
Margaret and William had seven children:
Ida Mae b. 8/17/1882, d. 12/15/1962) [Lyon]
Carrie Etta (b. 4/13/1885, d. 4/7/1961) [Schuck]
Louis E. (b. 8/13/1887, d. 2/27/1966)
Howard B. (b. 1/3/1887, d. 3/8/1971)
George R. (b. 3/8/1892, d. 10/22/1962)
Estella (b. 11/13/1894, d. 8/4/1982) [Crandall]
Harold A. (b. 6/28/1897, d. 10/15/1977)
Her husband died in 1933, and Margaret died on July 2, 1949.
Her daughter Ida Mae was my grandmother.
My first name was given to me in honor of my great grandmother on my father's side, Eliese Christensen Nielsen, and my middle name is Margaret, after my great grandmother, Margaret Schenk Baker on my mother's side.
William Peter Baker (1858 - 1933)
Ida Mae Baker Lyon (1882 - 1962)*
Carrie Etta Baker Schuck (1885 - 1961)*
Freeport City Cemetery
Created by: Kaydaver
Record added: Nov 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9916404
Merry Christmas in Heaven, Margaret! Keep showering your love on your descendants on this day and throughout the year! We'll join you when our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ takes us all up there to celebrate His birthday for all eternity!|
Added: Dec. 25, 2004
Would have loved to have met you, but proud to be your namesake.|
Added: Nov. 17, 2004