Biography of David L. Baker
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





DAVID L. BAKER was born in Cumberland County, Penn., April 3, 1843, son of Jacob and Mary Baker. (See sketch.) He was employed on the farm at home till 1862, when he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Twenty third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and entered the war. He was engaged at Winchester (two battles), Martinsburg, Berryville, Snicker's Gap, New Market, Cedar Creek, Fisher's Hill, Hatcher's Run and High Bridge. He was captured at Winchester in June, 1863, and confined one month at Libby Prison and Belle Isle. He was also captured at the latter place, but was released three days later on account of Lee's surrender, receiving his discharge June 12, 1865. Returning home he wads married, December 25, 1865, to Emaline F. Coates, daughter of Norris B. and Mary A. Coates; she died October 16, 1880, leaving five children, Florence B., Elma E., Nellie M., Minnie I., Wilbur B. and Wilson R., the latter deceased. Mr. Baker was again married, May 9, 1882, to Sarah J. Kitzmiller, widow of James Kitzmiller, and daughter of Jacob Guise. They have one child, Mary E. Mr. Baker purchased his present farm of forty acres in 1866; he erected a large barn in 1883, and has made many other improvements, now valuing his farm at $3,500. In politics, Mr. Baker is a Republican. He is a member of the Grange and Secretary of the Building Association at Wharton; also a member of the Church of God.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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