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Nicholas and Barbara Baker: Bath, IL, 1848
Posted by: James Marion Baker Date: November 02, 2001 at 13:34:17
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My ancestor Nicholas Adam Baker (Becker in Germany and sometimes in IL) and his first wife, Barbara, lived briefly in Bath, IL circa 1847-1850. Nicholas came from Germany as a young man who had served in the Bavarian army, discharged in 1846. He may have saved some money. It was said that he owned a brickyard near Bath, IL, in the Illinois River. It was also said that his first wife, Barbara, died in May, 1850, ten days after giving birth to their second child. The 1850 Mason Co. census shows Nicholas and two children, Adam and Mary, ages 3 and 5 months, respectively. Shortly after 1850, he moved to Logan Co., bought farmland, and lived there until he died in 1892, having a 2nd wife and large family there.

The 1850 Census also shows Nicholas' younger brother Michael Baker and his wife and two small children. They also moved to Logan County shortly after 1850.

My query is focused on Barbara Baker, Nicholas' first wife. Can anyone verify her death date and place, and can anyone provide further data as to her origins, surname, etc. Thank you for your help.

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