From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", pages 810-811.
Christopher Baker was born in Loudoun County, Va.,
April 18, 1836, a
son of Samuel and Sarah Baker. He
remained with his parents, coming with them to Steuben County,
in 1850, till twenty-one years of age and then commenced improving the land he
now owns and occupies on section 25, Otsego
Township. His farm contains 115 acres, and he also owns
forty acres on section 35. He was
married Aug. 28, 1859,
to Rosamond A. Walkins, a native of the State of New York, born Jan. 13, 1839, a daughter of one of Richland Township’s early settlers. To them were born three children, but one of
whom is living – Adelia. Samuel M. died
in his third year, and Frank J. in infancy.
Mrs. Baker died Feb.
13, 1876. May 24, 1877, Mr. Baker
married Amy Fox, who was born in Morrow
County, Ohio, April 5, 1849, a daughter of
George and Emeline Fox, natives of New
Jersey, who settled in Richland Township
in 1852. Mr. and Mrs. Baker have had two
children; but one is living – Leora E.
The eldest, Leno C., died aged four months. In politics Mr. Baker is a Republican. He and his wife are members of the Methodist
Episcopal church, and among the most prominent citizens of the county.
Submitted by: David