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 Townships 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 D. Masterson