John George Baker was born Johann George Becker in Niederklein, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany according to US Census records after he emigrated.
Johann George Becker reported to US Census records that he married Amalia Elizabeth Koch in Germany., and that she died in 1854 son after their daughter Daughter Barbara was born. After his wife's death Johann Becker immigrated to America with their children.. He arrived in New York on 13 Dec 1854 on the ship named "Richard Cohlden". He is found on the the ship's passenger list under the name Johann Becker. He is 41 years old and traveled with six children: Elisabeth 13, Margaretha 9, Maria Elisabeth 7, Ludwig 6, Johann-George 4, and Barbara 1. Seven months after he settled with his children in Cumberland, Maryland, George married Christina A. Hauser. George and Christina had five children.
Citation "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M697-3KL : 12 December 2017), George Baker, 1860.
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN3T-6SQ : 15 August 2017), George Baker, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 15, sheet 373C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0494; FHL microfilm 1,254,494.
John George Baker BAKER 24 Sep 1889 Mr George Baker, a stone mason, died Sunday (22 Sep) at his residence on Lena Street. He was born in Bavaria in 1812 and leaves a wife, and 14 children, 8 boys and 6 girls. The funeral is from the Sts Peter & Paul Church with burial in the cemetery of that church.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often BIRTH 1813 DEATH 22 Sep 1889 (aged 75–76) Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA BURIAL Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA PLOT Baker Lot, Section "D" Lot 35
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