From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", page 811.
Jacob Baker, a son of Samuel and Sarah Baker, was born in
Wayne County, Ohio, Dec.
12, 1837, and when thirteen years of age, in 1850, came to Steuben County, Ind.,
with his parents, they locating in Otsego
Township. He remained with his parents till manhood,
receiving a good common-school education.
He was reared a farmer, an avocation he has followed successfully for
himself since attaining his majority.
After his marriage he settled on the farm he now owns on section 24, Otsego Township,
where he has 120 acres of choice land, all well improved, with a fine residence
and good farm buildings. He has always
taken an interest in the public affairs of the county, and has assisted both by
his means and time in furthering all enterprises of benefit to the
community. He was married Oct. 23, 1859, to Lydia
Aldrich, a native of DeKalb
County, born Oct. 19, 1843, daughter of
David and Mary Aldrich. To them have
been born three children; the first two died in infancy; Phebe Elizabeth, born Jan 14, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Baker are active members of the
Methodist Episcopal church. In politics
he cast his first and last vote for the Republican principles.
Submitted by: David