From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", page 531.


George W. Baker was born in Middlesex, Yates Co., N. Y., in 1829, a son of James and Lydia (Dresler) Baker, natives of New York State, of German descent. In 1842 his parents moved to Ohio, and lived in Huron County four years. In 1846 they came to Steuben County, Ind., and located on the farm now owned by George W., which at that time was wild land, but is now well cultivated, and a part of one of the best farms in the township. George W. Baker lived with his father till twenty-one years of age, and then bought eighty acres of land south of the homestead which he cleared and improved. He was married June 7, 1857, to Nancy J. Bowen, daughter of Michael and Mary (Critchfield) Bowen, old settlers of Jamestown Township, coming here with his father, Fred Bowen, in an early day. Mr. and Mrs. Baker have two children Della M., born Sept. 13, 1860, is the wife of Fred Walters, of Branch County, Mich.; Fred J., born Jan. 18, 1863, is in business in Fremont, Ind.


Submitted by: David D. Masterson