Adam William H. Baker

Adam William H. Baker

Wood County, Ohio, USA
Death 7 Apr 1881 (aged 40)
Wood County, Ohio, USA
Burial Wayne, Wood County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 117918576 · View Source
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Adam Baker was born in April, 1840, upon the same farm, where the grandfather, Jacob S. Baker, had located on coming to Ohio from Maryland, at a very early day, when the land was in its most primitive condition. Jacob was the second owner, and his grandson Charles now has in his possession the deed for 80 acres that is dated 1837, and signed by Andrew Jackson.

In the family of 10 children of Jacob and Violet Harris Baker of Maryland were Catherine,Thomas, Peter, William, Adam, Daniel, and Keziah. Adam's marriage was celebrated in Sandusky County, where his wife was born in 1849, the daughter of Adam Zimmerman. He then located upon the old Homestead in section 35, Montgomery Township, where the grandfather had passed his remaining days. By trade he was a carpenter, which occupation he followed during his younger years; but after his marriage, he bought out the interests of the other heirs in the home farm, and later devoted his entire attention to agricultural pursuits. There his death occurred on April 7, 1881, and he was laid to rest in the Prairie Depot Cemetery. He was a good citizen, a staunch Republican in politics, and served as school director in his district. He was a large man, being 6 feet in height. In the family were four children – Charlie E.; Emma, now Mrs. Clark Graber, of Montgomery Township; Alta, of the same Township; and Jessie. After the death of the father, the mother became the wife of George Gebhart, by whom she had one son, Clifford, who now lives in Sandusky County, Ohio. She departed this life in May, 1888, and was also interred in the Prairie Depot Cemetery.

Biographical Record of Wood County, Beers, 1897, P. 837 Contributed by Lavidaloca

Adam did from heart trouble at the age of 40.

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