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 D. Masterson