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

WILLIAM BAKER, son of Jacob Baker, was born in Cumberland County, Penn., November 29, 1840. He remained at home till 1864, when he enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Seventy fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and took part in the battle of Franklin, Tenn., subsequently being engaged in garrison duty, receiving his discharge in July, 1865. He was married, December 27, 1866, to Miss Malinda Starr, daughter of John and Eva (Bryner) Starr, natives of Virginia. They came to this county in 1835, and entered land in Ridge Township, their children being Malinda, Sarah A., Mary A. and Martha J., Malinda being the only surviving member of the family. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Baker are Minerva J., September 23, 1867; Alvin E., July 20, 1869; Harrison S., March 9, 1875; Ida M., April 29, 1877; Charles F., October 14, 1879. Mr. Baker rented land till Mrs. Baker inherited 120 acres (to which they have added forty), where they now reside. They also own 160 acres in Ridge Township, 120 of which were inherited. Their farm is in good condition, well stocked and provided with good buildings. Mr. Baker is a Republican; he served as Clerk of Ridge Township two years; is a member of the Grange and Trustee of the Building Association at Wharton, both he and Mrs. Baker being members of the Church of God, with which he was formerly officially connected.

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

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