The History of Sauk county Wisconsin, Chicago: Western Historical Company published 1880

Baraboo:

Archibald Barker Sec 20., P.O. Baraboo; born in December 1816 , at Tyrone, Ireland; is a son of Thomas and Rebecca Barker; came to Wisconsin in 1837 and in the fall commenced to erect a shanty near the present site of Baraboo; but as fast as he and his comrades could raise it the Indians would pull it down. In 1850, Mr. B. went to California and was absent four years; he then returned and located on the place where he now resides; owns 200 acres. Mr. B was married in 1859 to Miss Jan Lamborn; she was born Oct 26, 1836; has eight children-William, born Aug., 26, 1860; John, Nov. 8, 1861; Thomas, Feb 14, 1863; Joseph, April 8, 1866; Sarah M., May 15, 1867; Alexander, March 13, 1870; Perry R., April 3, 1872; Samuel, Feb 25, 1874.

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