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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN BAKER was born in Pike county, Ill., Nov. 8, 1841, and raised in this county. He married Elizabeth Francis York, in December, 1860, who was also born in Pike county, Ill., in June, 1844. Her parents, Isaiah and Eliza York, died of an epidemic cholera when she was yet a babe, thereby depriving her of the parental training and instruction so desirable in the early years of one’s life. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Baker are Charles, Viola, Emma, Lewis, and George. Mr. Baker has been a member of the Baptist Church in Illinois, but has never had the church privileges since coming to Missouri. The farm he is improving comprises 132 acres of good prairie land, about 115 under cultivation, and in the season of 1882 seventy-seven acres sown to wheat averaged twenty bushels, and eighteen acres of corn averaged thirty-five bushels, besides other small crops of cereals. Mr. Baker came to Jasper county, Mo., in 1880, and under his well-directed management and economical industry good buildings have gone up and the fertility of the soil been induced to give up its burden of fruits and grain.

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