LINCOLN, Ill., Dec. 28 -- [Special.] -- Nicholas Baker, one of the oldest and most prominent of Logan County's prosperous German farmers, died at the home of his son, August, in Lincoln Township, about 1 o'clock this morning of Bright's disease. "Uncle Nic," as he was familiarly known, was on the streets Thursday, and made Christmas purchases and returned home. The following day he was taken ill.
Mr. Baker was born in Germany in 1817, came to America and Illinois at an early age, and by economical habits and his bustling ability achieved success in his life work and leaves a large estate to a family of grown sons and daughters, his wife having preceded him to the other world three years ago. Mr. Baker enjoyed an excellent reputation for honesty, was charitably inclined, and was highly esteemed by his neighbors, who were all his friends. The community loses an upright citizen in his demise. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's German Catholic Church.
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) 29 Dec 1896, Tue p. 2
Find A Grave: Memorial #170644946Nicholas is buried with his wife Catharine (next to them is Louis and Eliza Baker) at Old Union Cemetery in Lincoln, Logan, Illinois.
↑ Source Information: Ancestry.com. Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
↑ Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170644946/nicholas-baker : accessed 06 October 2021), memorial page for Nicholas “Uncle Nic” Baker (16 May 1818–28 Dec 1896), Find a Grave Memorial ID 170644946, citing Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by wmc (contributor 48181639) .
"United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNT-6RCT : 16 March 2018), Nicholas Becker, 04 Apr 1860; citing Passport Application, , source certificate #, Passport Applications, 1795-1905., 86, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).