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Vinton Eagle; January 15, 1884

George Baum

Died, at his residence, two miles north of Garrison, Friday, January 11th, Mr. George Baum, father of Squire Baum of this place.

{Submitter comment: cemetery record birth date 1802}

Submitted on 30-Jan-2011 by
Martha Long,

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Vinton Review; February 17, 1909
Death of Mrs. Mary Baum
Mary Baum

Mrs. Mary Baum died at the home of her son, John Baum, in Garrison, Sunday, February 7th, about one o'clock, following an illness of several weeks duration. She had reached the ripe age of 86 years, 3 months, and 19 days.

Mary Stickler was born near Lititz, Pennsylvania, October 18, 1822. In 1835, at the age of thirteen, she moved to Ashland County, Ohio, then on the frontier of civilzation, and thence came to Benton county, Iowa, settling in Carlisle Grove, again on the frontier in 1856. It will thus be seen that "Grandma Baum," as she was familiarly known to her friends, was a pioneer in two of the leading states of the union and had a part in spreading the seeds of civilization that have made the nation great. It is little wonder that she became possessed of many of the characteristics of the pioneers, qualtities that endeared her to her family and friends. For more than fifty years she resided on the old homestead in Carlisle Grove, where she shared the joys and sorrows that came to the average family in the span of a half century. About two years ago she moved to Garrison to quietly pass her remaining days. Seven children survive.

She was a devout christian nearly all the days of her life, making her church home with the Methodists and United Brethren in Christ. During her life, and especially in the later months, when suffering so, her faith and trust in Jesus has been beautiful. In the full possession of her mind until the very last, she affirmed her willingness and readiness to go home to Jesus.

The funeral services were held at the home of her son John Baum, on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, and were largely attended by her old neighbors and friends. The services were conducted by Rev. Logan of the Presbyterian church. The interment was made in the Carlisle Grove Cemetery, located near to the home where she spent so many years of her life.-Independent.

{Submitter comment: obituary states Stickler, other information states Stickles in Garrison Century book husband George Baum, children: George Jr., John, Calvin, Mary Corrine married Douglass Lawrence of Lowell, Indiana, and Sarah who died young and Rolland Baum from a former marriage. Carlisle Grove Cemetery records states daughters Harriet E. died 1871 and Emm Baum died 1873}

Submitted on 07-Jul-2010 by
Martha Long,

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