BAKER, GEORGE J.
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Date: 6/3/2005 at 15:14:36
Biography reproduced from page 548 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
George J. Baker, son of Henry J. and Ann Baker, was born in Waukesha Co., Wis., Dec. 21, 1847. When about twenty-six years of age he came to Algona, Iowa, and formed a partnership with J. M. Comstock, engaging in a general merchandise business. The same year they started a branch store in Wesley village, Mr. Baker taking charge of it. In 1874 he dissolved partnership with Mr. Comstock and continued the business alone until 1879. He then purchased a farm of 160 acres on section 14, Wesley township, and removed thereto. He was married in June, 1874, to Jennie Groat, of Emmetsburg, Iowa. They have two children—Eunice E. and Ada N. Mr. and Mrs. Baker are members of the M. E. Church. He is a republican and is director and president of the school board of Wesley township. He travels for Blossom Bros., creamery, of Algona, gathering up cream. He is a member of I. O. O. F., of Wesley.
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