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.Henry Bakeman Sr..

contributed by:  Pat Drees

. Marinette .
. April 19, 1912 .


Henry Bakeman Sr. Past (sic) Away At
Home of Daughter. Friday Afternoon

.Henry Bakeman Jr. received the sad news last evening of the death of his father, Henry Bakeman Sr. at Coleman. The latter was residing there with his daughter, Mrs. Charles  May. His death was due to old age. He was 82 years old. He was well known in this city where he lived for some time. His remains will be brought to Marinette for interment. He is survived by six sons and one daughter, three of his sons, Henry, August and Arthur Bakeman residing in Marinette.

(note: Amazingly,  Mr. Henry Bakeman and wife Mary Bakeman, sons John, Henry, Adolph, August, Martin and baby  Emily survived the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871 on their homestead in town of Peshtigo by taking refuge in the pit water well on the farm and covering themselves with wet blankets as the fire roared over them. Henry, his father Crist Bakeman and his brother John also a fire survivor at other homesteads, and were born in Mechlinburg (also Mecklenberg), now part of Germany, His wife Mary was born in Darmstadt, now also a part of Germany. Other extended family members also survived the fire on their town of Peshtigo homesteads.) Please also see:  Peshtigo Fire Home Page