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Joseph Shirk
Susanna Keller
William Jacob Pearson
Salome (Sally) Shirk

Margaret Ann (Maggie) Pearson


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1. Dr. Jacob E. Baker

2. Edwin Walter (Watters) Hagen I

Margaret Ann (Maggie) Pearson 9

  • Born: 25 Jan 1842, Lancaster, PA
  • Marriage (1): Dr. Jacob E. Baker
  • Marriage (2): Edwin Walter (Watters) Hagen I about 1871 in Lancaster City, PA.
  • Died: 8 Mar 1921, Drewry's Bluff, Chesterfield, VA. at age 79
  • Buried: 10 Mar 1921, Lancaster Cemetery (Lot 1097), Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA

bullet   Cause of her death was Congestion of the Lungs (12 days).


bullet  General Notes:

The 1850 Federal Census Lancaster City, Pa. (NW Ward, page 271) records Sarah (26), Margaret (8), and Mary (7) Sherk living in the household of Joseph (54) and Susana (53) Sherk. This Sarah Shirk is actually Salome Pearson, daughter of Joseph and Susanna Shirk, and a recent widow with two daughters, Margaret and Mary Pearson (see notes on Joseph Shirk, her father).

The 1860 United States Federal Census for North East Ward, Lancaster City, Pa. (page 847B) records John Baker (33-Clerk), James (7), and Margaret (18) Baker. John Baker has real estate valued at $6,000 and a personal estate at $700. This Margaret Baker is probably Margaret Pearson since Margaret is not living with her sister Mary and her widowed mother. (see notes on her grand mother Susanna Keller Shirk and mother Salome Skirk Pearson)

The 1870 United States Federal Census for Lancaster City, Ward 1, Pa. (page 174) records John Baker (43-Recorder of Deeds), wife Elizabeth (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). This Maggie A. Baker is clearly Margaret Ann Pearson and Lillie (perhaps Lizzie) is her daughter Mary Elizabeth Baker while Mrs. Susan Baker and Annie M. Baker are actually Susanna and Anna M. Shirk. Elizabeth Baker, wife of John Baker above, is Susanna Shirk's daughter. [See general notes on Maggie's grand mother, Susanna Keller, for a more detailed discussion.]

The 1880 United States Federal Census for Lancaster City, PA, District 152, page 84A records Edwin W. (25-Clerk in a Store) and Margaret A. (35) Hagen with children Edwin W. (7), Emma S. (5), Charles E. (2), and Nettie S. (1/30 - June 1) living at 44 South Water Street. Margaret is listed with a medical condition called "confinement".

The 1900 Federal Census records Edwin and Margaret Pearson Hagen living at 131 N. Charlotte Street in Lancaster Pa. (ED#52, page 28A) down the street from her mother, Salome, who is living with her son-in-law John Adam and Mary Pearson Eberly. This census records Margaret as having 7 children of which 5 are alive. Since Edwin and Margaret had 6 children (Edwin, Emma, Charles, Annetta, Helen, and Adam John) and Adam died in 1889 and Helen in 1891, that means she had 1 by a previous relationship/marriage. That 1 child must be Mary Elizabeth "Auntie" Baker. I have never seen any documentation for "Richard Harry Baker", however, Mary Lou Hagen Taylor indicates that he was indeed a son. In 1900 Maggie has been married 29 years. Her birth date is listed as Jan. 1842, however, her death certificate lists Jan 1843. Since her sister Mary is listed as Nov. 1843, the 1842 date is most likely correct.

(Burial records from: Lancaster Cemetery records Adam J. Hagan and Helen Hagan buried in the same plot (#1397) Adam died Sept 29, 1889 while Helen died Dec 10, 1891, both at 8 years of age. The above conclusion of 2 children by a previous marriage is probably wrong ... just 1: Mary Elizabeth Baker. Apparently Adam John and Helen Hagen were Edwin and Maggie's children who have died as of 1900.

bullet  Research Notes:

Cemetery records were posted (May 2006) at

bullet  Medical Notes:

State of Virginia Death Certificate
Name: Mrs. Margaret Ann Hagen
Residence: Bermuda District, Chesterfield Co., VA
Occupation: Housewife
Husband: Mr. Hagen
Date of Death: March 8, 1921, died at 4:20 a.m.
Cause of Death: Congestion of the Lungs, treated by a Doctor for 12 days prior
Burial: March 9, 1921 at Lancaster, PA
Father: Wm Pierson
Mother: Miss Salome [looks like] Peercen [Peerson / Pearson / Pierson]
Informant: Mr. Hagen of Chesterfield


Margaret married Dr. Jacob E. Baker, son of John Baker and Elizabeth Eberly. (Dr. Jacob E. Baker was born on 16 Mar 1841 in Lancaster Co., PA, died on 9 May 1925 in Reading, Berks Co., PA and was buried on 12 May 1925 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, Lancaster Co., PA.) The cause of his death was Cerebral Embolism.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

This researcher requested a Pennsylvania death certificate for Harry Baker covering 1930-1940 but none was found, however, on March 24, 2009 Brian L. Klinger, Office of Records and Archives Services for Lancaster County responded to a request by this researcher with the following: As for divorce records, we do have a "divorce index", beginning in 1850. There are no Henry Baker/Becker divorces listed. There is an 1860 divorce between a Samuel W. Becker and a Mary Ann Becker, but that would hardly allow time, even if it was the correct one, for her to bear two children. And there is an 1869 divorce between a Jacob E. Baker and a Maggie A. Baker (#44 January 1869). But we don't have any accompanying paperwork for these cases (our civil documents don't begin until 1873).


Margaret next married Edwin Walter (Watters) Hagen I, son of Levi Hagen and Ann R. Conrad, about 1871 in Lancaster City, PA. (Edwin Walter (Watters) Hagen I was born on 22 Sep 1854 in Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA, died on 25 Apr 1949 in Drewry's Bluff, Chesterfield Co., VA. 11 and was buried on 27 Apr 1949 in Riverview Cemetery (Adjacent To Hollywood Cem), Richmond, VA.) The cause of his death was Basal Lobar Pneumonia / Senility.

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