Biography of John F. Baker
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOHN F. BAKER, commander of Perry Baker Post, No. 200, G. A. R., at Canton, of which he was a charter member, was in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps. He enlisted in Co. A, 4th Michigan Vol. Inf., in August, 1861, and served through the entire war, participating in all of the fifty five skirmishes and general engagements which his regiment was in, until mustered out at Wellington Roads. He was twice wounded, once at Gettysburg and again at the Wilderness, from the effects of which he is placed on the pension roll. He was born in Ash July 17, 1836, his parents being Gilbert and Artemisia (Furlong) Baker, who settled in Ash in 1834, October 16, 1865, he was married to Mary E., daughter of Van Rensselaer and Charity (Smith) Barnum. Their children are; Adelbert A., born November 8, 1866; and Perry A., March 8, 1869, both of whom are living at home.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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