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.John Bakeman.

contributed by:  Pat Drees

.Snohomish, Washington .
.February 1920 .



.John Bakeman, pioneer of Snohomish died Monday night, February 16, after a short illness, aged 86 years. He passed away at his home on Avenue B near Fourth street.

He is survived by his wife Louisa Bakeman; five sons, C. H. Bakeman and W. E. Bakeman of Snohomish and George Bakeman of Seattle, and John Bakeman of Oakland, Cal.; one daughter Mrs. H. Jackson of Seattle, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Bakeman came to Snohomish in 1884 from Peshtigo, Wis.  He purchased a 190 acre ranch just east of town, most of which he still owned at the time of his death. Mr. Bakeman was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 at the Bakeman chapel. The Odd Fellows' lodge, of which the deceased was a member, will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be made in G. A. R. cemetery.

.(Note: John Bakeman married Louisa Dorothea Bartels Bakeman.  The Bartels and the Bakeman Families came from Crivitz, Mechlinburg (also Mecklenberg), now part of Germany.   His wife, father-in-law Crist Bartels, three sons, George, John, Charles and one daughter Emily lived on their homestead in town of Peshtigo, somehow surviving the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871 that took an estimated 1,500 lives. They continued to live there until 1884 when the family moved to Snohomish, Washington) (notes: Please also see:  Peshtigo Fire Home Page )