Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bakers in:
 • Freeport City Cemetery
 • Freeport
 • Stephenson County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Margaret Schenk Baker
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 26, 1862
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1949
Illinois, USA

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. 
Family links: 
  William Peter Baker (1858 - 1933)
  Ida Mae Baker Lyon (1882 - 1962)*
  Carrie Etta Baker Schuck (1885 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Freeport City Cemetery
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Kaydaver
Record added: Nov 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9916404
Margaret <i>Schenk</i> Baker
Added by: Kaydaver
Margaret <i>Schenk</i> Baker
Added by: Kaydaver
Margaret <i>Schenk</i> Baker
Cemetery Photo
Added by: dsheindel
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

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!
- Jeffrey Green
 Added: Dec. 25, 2004
Would have loved to have met you, but proud to be your namesake.
- Great-Grand daughter
 Added: Nov. 17, 2004

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service