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Joseph Baker


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 3 Aug 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Hamilton Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


JOSEPH BAKER, farmer, P. O. Morrow, was born in this township on the farm where William Ditmus lives, in the year 1833, and is a son of Abraham Baker, a pioneer of whom mention is made in this work. He was brought up on the farm and received only a common education, remaining with his parents till of age. He was married to Lydia, daughter of Jno. and Sarah Ertle, by whom he has had six children, three living, viz.: Hattie L., Walter S., and Lewis D. The deceased are Charley, Frank and an infant. Mr. B. owns 107 1/2 acres of excellent land, which is well improved and lying in survey 1496, on which he settled in 1859. He is one among the successful and enterprising farmers of the county and a public spirited gentleman, and has held the local offices of Supervisor and School Director repeatedly. Is a Republican in politics, with which party he has always voted. Mrs. B. was born in the county in 1835.

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