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Elizabeth Baker Fleiner

  • Birth 25 Dec 1838 Hessen, Germany
  • Death Feb 1926 Atchison County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 80921951

n the early nineteenth century, many people from Germany came to America, among them were the Bakers. Grandfather Baumgarten also planned to come to America, and went with the others to Hamburg, Germany, the place of embarkation. They were robbed of most of their money, however, and were left with only enough passage for the couple and three small children. Grandfather told the young couple to go on to America and he would return to Amsterdam, for, said he: "You have your lives before you and l think that is best for you". So they took voyage to Lancaster, Pennsylvania accompanied by their two sons and a small daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth became very ill and the family became fearful that she might die and have to be buried at sea, but she improved and was able to continue the trip with them.(Src: "My Memoirs" by Laura Josephine Burks, grand-daughter of Christian Baker, Sr.)

Grandpa Fleiner had learned boot making in Germany. He obtained a job in a boot factory owned by Christian Baker. Subsequently marrying the bosses daughter Elizabeth. Some years later all the Bakers and Fleiners wagon trained to Kansas. They crossed the Missouri river at Doniphan, Kansas. The two families then came to Sumner, Kansas where they homesteaded.

On the third floor of their big house south of Atchison, KS. Elizabeth & Charles made boots. She walked or drove all over the country taking orders and delivering boots. Charles called Elizabeth "Leese".(Src: "Backtracking with Claudia" by Claudia(Fleiner) Eiche, grand-daughter of Charles Fleiner and Elizabeth (Baker) Fleiner.

Obituary: MRS ELIZABETH FLEINER OF SUMNER PASSES AWAY-Mrs. Elizabeth Fleiner, 87 years old, died at 12:20 o'clock at her home near Sumner, after an illness of three weeks from old age and complications. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Monday) afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence near Sumner. Mrs. Fleiner was an early resident of Atchison county. Her five children were at her bedside when the end came. They are: Joe, Charles, George and Miss Ella Fleiner, and Mrs. Rosa Reichle, all of the Sumner neighborhood.(Src: Atchison Globe, Sunday, February 21, 1926.)

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  • Added: 24 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80921951
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Baker Fleiner (25 Dec 1838–Feb 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80921951, citing Sumner Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by RWM (contributor 47256435) .