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SAMUEL BAKER, farmer, Section 2, P. O. Pleasant Grove, born in Montgomery County, Ohio, June 28, 1833. His father removed with him to Darke County, Ohio, and there Samuel was raised, educated at a common school. Mr. Baker was united in marriage in Darke County, Ohio, May 18, 1856, to Miss Elizabeth Bower. They have had five children, two of whom are dead. The living are John W., Henry and Martha. Mr. Baker came to the State in 1860, and settled in Willow Springs Township, where he owns a fine farm of 160 acres. In 1867, he returned to Ohio and remained ten years, and then came back to his farm. He is also one of the recognized ministers of the German Baptist Church, and was set apart in March, 1865, and preaches now regularly on the Sabbath, but he engages on the farm during the week.


William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.