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 Margaret <I>Anton</I> Baker Kuhn

Margaret Anton Baker Kuhn

Death 9 Jun 1901 (aged 78)
Burial Harper, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 15607776 · View Source
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w/o Michael Baker, 1st
w/o Charles Kuhn, 2nd

Died at her late home, Sunday morning, June 9th, Mrs. Margaret Baker Kuhn, at the age 78 years. She was the mother of twelve children, five of them having died before her. The children living to mourn her loss are: Nick and John Baker and Mrs. Kate Fagen of Harper, Mrs. Wehr of Sigourney, Mike Baker of Delta, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Merten of Kansas and Peter Baker of Colorado. Funeral services were held at St. Elizabeh Church, Harper. on June 11. The remains were laid to rest in the Baden Cemetery.

Mrs. Margaret Becker (Baker), dau. of Anton Anton and Mariah Watzer, married Charles Kuhn, age 58, son of Fred Kuhn and Charlotte Blum?, on October 10, 1882.
Source: Keokuk Co. Marriage Index

1885 Census, German Twp., Keokuk Co., Iowa
Charley Coon, age 70, Religion, Lutheran
Maggie Coon, age 71, Religion, Catholic
1900 Census
Charles Coon (Kuhn), born 1824, age 75, married 18 years, born Ger., emigrated 1854, retired
M. Coon (Kuhn), wife, born Jan. 1822, age 78, married 18 years, mother of 11, 7 living, emigrated 1855.

Michael H. Butler, a young man living with Mrs. Margaret Baker of German Twp., died Tues. morning of consumption. Age 17 years. July 28, 1881 issue of Sigourney Review.
Wm. Butler married Lena Baker, daughter of Michael Baker and Margaret Anton on January 27, 1863.
(There is a Jane Butler buried in Baden Cemetery, wife of W., age 18, died Nov. 15, 1863. ?????? Source, WPA Records, no gravestone) Henry Butler (Michael H. ???) died July 26, 1881, age 17 years, 9 mo., 24 days, which would coincide with death date of Jane Butler.??? , Source, Keokuk Co. Death Index.

Peter Baker, age 22, son of Michael Baker and Margaret Anton, married Mela Burkenbine, age 21, daughter of Joseph Burkenbine and Lydia M. Fry, on Nov. 9, 1887.
Keokuk Co. Marriage Index
1885 Census Lafayette Twp., Keokuk Co., Iowa
Peter Baker, age 27. Religion, Catholic
Melia Baker, age 26, Religion, Dunkard
Earl N., age 6
Everet, age 4
Harry D., age 0

Sept. 8, 1910 Sigourney News
Pete Baker has written from Colorado to his sister, Mrs. Kate Fagen, confirming the murder of his son, Everett, but did not say much about it, save there was a fight and Everett's throat was cut by a razor. He lived only 20 minutes. His mother was in South Dakota when it happened.

Dec. 14, 1905 news item
The Bob Merten family, 6 of them, were at Nic Bakers for 3 weeks. They lived here in the old days and are from Great Bend, Kansas.

Dec. 28, 1905 news item
Ed Mertrn, wife and 2 children, of Great Bend , Kansas have been here with her parents, the J. W. A. Goeldners. Mrs. Merten's health is poor and they may spend the winter. He is the son of Robert Merten. He informed us, his uncle, Charles Merten is still living with one of his daughters in Denver, Colorado.

The Baker monument is one of the few remaining in Baden Cemetery. Although it says Baker Kuhn on the top of the monument, no mention is made of Charles Kuhn, only Michael and Margaret. He is not mentioned in her obituary.

1880 census, Lafayette Twp., Keokuk Co., Iowa
Michael Anton, born 1825, age 55
Anna, wife, age 51
Angeline, dau., age 14
Michael Anton, born Nov. 18, 1825, died Aug. 31, 1893, buried Calvery Cem., Creston, Union County, Iowa
Relationship to Margaret Anton Baker Kuhn unknown

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