Biography of Jacob Baker
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





JACOB BAKER, son of Peter and Leah (Martsell) Baker, was born in Cumberland County, Penn., October 19, 1816. He remained at home till his marriage, March 1, 1838, to Mary A. Ramp, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Worst) Ramp. They had three children, Ann M. (deceased), William and David, the two boys both soldiers in the late war. Mr. Baker rented land for many years, but in 1852 he came by wagons to Ohio, with three children, Ann M. dying on the way. They buried her in Wayne County, Ohio. He located near Bucyrus, where they resided until 1860, when they purchased their present farm of eighty acres, paying $750. This farm they have cleared and improved by good buildings, etc., and now valued at $75 per acre. Mr. Baker has been a hard working, temperate man. He is a Republican and member of the Church of God. Mrs. Baker has acted well her part, for many years spinning flax and wool to make clothes for the family.

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


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