Henry was born in 1835. He was the son of John Baker and Catherine Krause. He passed away in 1901. When a young man Henry and his younger brother Andrew walked eleven miles to attend Mass in Fremont on Sunday mornings. They spent their Sunday afternoons courting two lady servants of the President Hays household.
When Henry proposed marriage to his lady friend, she asked what his occupation would be, and not knowing any other than farming, replied he intended to farm. This did not appeal to her and she answered "You go your way and I'll find mine". Henry never married and stayed on the farm with his father as long as he was needed there. Later he became sexton for his brother Father Peter where he spent the remaining 33 years of his life. He was the one manually responsible for laying out of the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Maumee.
During his stay in Maumee he constructed a miniature church of different colors of glass set in wood and trimmed with hand-layed spires and knobs of wood in fancy designs, and with prisms of cut glass hanging from its cornishes. It was lighted with candles and used during the Christmas season as a decoration along with the crib in the parish church. After his departure from Maumee this miniature church was given to his brother Andrew who lived near and was one of the parishoneers.
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Baker family tree book, Marie Helen Baker 1971.
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