John Baker


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Elizabeth Shirk

John Baker

  • Born: 31 Aug 1827
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Shirk
  • Died: 2 Apr 1892, Lancaster City, PA at age 64
  • Buried: 5 Apr 1892, Lancaster Cemetery Lot# 2316

bullet  General Notes:

The 1860 United States Federal Census for North East Ward, Lancaster City, PA (page 847B) records John Baker (33 - Clerk), James Baker (7), and Margaret Baker (18). This is probably Margaret Pearson since Margaret is not living with her sister Mary and her widowed mother. (see 1870 census facts below and notes on Susanna Keller Shirk)

The 1870 United States Federal Census for Lancaster City, Ward 1, PA (page 174) records John Baker (43-Recorder of Deeds), wife Elizabeth [Shirk] (40), son James (18) and daughter Annie M. (8). Also in the household are Maggie A. Baker (28), Lillie M. Baker (4), Mrs Susan Baker (72) and Annie M. Baker (34). These people are actually Susan Shirk and her daughter Anna Shirk and a grand daughter, Margaret [Pearson] Baker with her daughter Lillie [Mary Elizabeth Baker]. John Baker's wife, Elizabeth, is Anna's sister.

The 1880 Federal Census for Lancaster City, PA (ED#154, page 119B) records Susan Shirk (82 - PA/PA/PA) (82) living with daughter Annie M. Shirk (44 - PA/PA/PA) in the home of son-in-law John Baker (52 - PA/PA/PA) and his wife, Elizabeth [Shirk] Baker (49 - PA/PA/PA), and children Annie (18 - PA/PA/PA) and James Baker (27 - PA/PA/PA) at 519 West Chestnut Street. John and James are both Tobacconist.

By 1900 John has died and his wife, Elizabeth, is living with daughter Annie [Baker] Johnson and her family ... see notes on John's wife, Elizabeth [Shirk] Baker.


John married Elizabeth Shirk, daughter of Joseph Shirk and Susanna Keller. (Elizabeth Shirk was born on 7 Jun 1830 in Lancaster PA, died on 17 Mar 1919 in Lancaster City, PA and was buried in Lancaster Cemetery Lot# 2316.)

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