|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1876|
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 1958|
Birth year on stone (1873) is incorrect. Gus was not counted on the 1875 Wisconsin state census and in June 1880, he was 4, making his year of birth 1876.
Gus was 10 (almost 11) years old when his mother passed away. There were 10 Baxter siblings in all and after his mother's death some of the siblings were adopted or raised by other families. Gus attended school through the 4th grade. As a teen and young adult, he sailed the Great Lakes. He preferred sailing to steam boating. During the winter months Gus ice fished for herring and trout. His sail sleigh (which he made) was his mode of transportation over the ice. Gus was handy with tools and carpentry; during the winter he filed saws. Gus was an avid hunter. After his sailing years, Gus worked at Peninsula State Park, planting rows of pines. In addition, he was year 'round caretaker for the William Wilms family on Cottage Row beginning in the 1920's to the mid-1940's. Gus married Gertrude Helgason on May 7, 1907 in Fish Creek, Wisconsin and they were the loving parents of Warren.
Poynette - Gustine Baxter, 85, former resident of Fish Creek, Door County, who had lived the past few years at the William Gartman home, Poynette, died there early today.
Among Mr. Baxter's survivors is a brother.
The body is at the Stocker Funeral Home here, and friends may call after 7 Thursday night. The body will be taken later to Fish Creek for funeral services and burial."
Poynette - Funeral services for Gustine Baxter, 85, a former resident of Fish Creek, Door County, who had lived in recent years at the William Gartman home, Poynette, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fish Creek Community Church. Burial will be in Blossomburg Cemetery, Peninsular State Park.
Mr. Baxter died Wednesday at the Gartman home.
Friends may call at the Stocker Funeral Home, Poynette, after 7 tonight. The body will be taken to Fish Creek early Friday."
above obituaries were taken from newspaper clippings which were not dated.
Pioneer Comes Home to Rest
Ethel M. Bonville, Corres.
Fish Creek – Funeral services were held at the Community church Friday afternoon of last week for a pioneer resident of Fish Creek, Gus Baxter, who died at the age of 85, at Poynette, Wis. while living at the Wilmer Gartman home where he had spent the past few winters. Mr. Baxter has not been well the last two years and this spring did not return to his home here as was his custom. Mrs. Baxter and one son Warren, preceded him in death some years ago. Burial was at the Blossomburg cemetery. Rev. Merlin Goehring officiated.
Door County Advocate, 1958-07-31, Thursday, Section 2, Pg 2, Col 4; Sturgeon Bay, Door, Wisconsin
A certified court document establishing age, place of birth and parentage, dated Aug. 12, 1952, states that Gustav Baxter was born April 20, 1877 in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. His father was Sam Baxter born in Ireland, British Isles and his mother, Alvena Baxter, nee Alvena Williams was born at Cedar River, Michigan.
first name variations:
Augustine, August, Gustav, Gustine, Gust, Gus
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Samuel E Baxter (1843 - 1897)
Lavinia Williams Baxter (1847 - 1887)
Gertrude Helgason Baxter (1875 - 1923)
Warren Vernon Baxter (1907 - 1932)*
Mary Baxter Roggendorf (1873 - 1924)*
Samuel Baxter (1875 - 1957)*
Gustine Baxter (1876 - 1958)
Jennie Evelyn Baxter Stevens (1877 - 1914)*
Richard Dee Baxter (1880 - ____)*
Delia Maude E. Baxter Burns (1885 - 1961)*
Benjamin Eben Gage (1887 - 1972)*
APR. 20, 1873 - JULY 23, 1958
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Originally Created by: Brian Croegaert
Record added: May 03, 2010
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