JOHN R. BAKER, farmer; P. 0. Springfield. John R Baker, son of Rudolph and Eve (Kiblinger) Baker, was born Aug.
27, 1807, in Shenandoah Co., Va.; in 1818, came with his parents from Virginia to Ohio, and to Clark County, and
settled in German Township, where they lived the remainder of their lives; the father died in 1825, and the mother
in 1845. John R. Baker was married, Nov. 1, 1832, to Sarah Miller, daughter of William C. and Mary M. Miller; Sarah
was born in Lebanon Co., Penn., March 31, 1814, and came to Clark Co., Ohio, with her parents, in 1818, and settled
near the Bakers, in German Township; her father departed this life in 1840, and her mother in 1860. Mr. and Mrs.
John R. Baker are two worthy pioneers of this county; of their six children, but three are now living - Ezra K.,
James T. and Mary M. William C., in 1862 (at the end of his third year in Wittenberg College), enlisted in the
94th O. V. I., and was taken prisoner at the battle of Chickamauga; after suffering the horrors and privations
of Libby, Danville and Andersonville Prisons, he died in Hendersonville Prison Sept 22, 1864, one year from the
time he was taken prisoner. Ezra graduated at Wittenberg College in 1870, and is now a Lutheran minister; Mary
was married, Nov. 22, 1855, to David Cutshaw; in 1866, she was left a widow by the death of her husband. Mr. and
Mrs. Baker remember well when they first settled in this county; they had to " blaze " the trees when
they went to a neighbor's house, in order to find their way home again.
History of Clark County, Ohio
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Clark County, Ohio
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