BAKER, John H. 1841-1918
Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 2/2/2013 at 05:30:38
[Waterloo Evening Courier and Reporter, Wednesday, March 13, 1918]
John Baker died at 1 a.m. today at 220 Ash Street. Paralysis was the cause.
He was born Dec. 11, 1841, in Germany. He came to this country when four years old, locating in Illinois. He remained in that state until the Civil War began when he enlisted in the 46th Illinois infantry. He participated in several important campaigns and received an honorable discharge at New Orleans.
He was married Sept. 26, 1866 at Freeport, Ill., and came to Black Hawk county in 1870, settling on a farm near Raymond. Eleven years ago he retired and moved to Waterloo. His wife preceded him in death two years ago.
Six children, two brothers and one sister survive. He was a member of the Methodist church at Raymond and a member of Robert Anderson post, G.A.R.
Funeral services wil be conducted at Grace M.E. church Friday at 2 p.m. The G.A.R. and W.R.C. will participate. Burial will be in Fairview.
His gravestone shows John H. Baker 1841-1918
His wife was Rachel Rundle Baker 1847 - 1915
Black Hawk Obituaries maintained by Kermit Kittleson.
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