Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Bernard Baker



Bernard Hiram (B.H) Baker was born May 8, 1887 in Lakefield Township to John J. and Rose Schomers Baker. He married Marguerette Hodges on September 26, 1918. Marguerette's parents were Oren and Elizabeth Frank Hodges.


John and Marguerette had the following children:

  1. Rozene Baker was born in 1920

  2. John B. Baker was born in 1923

  3. Frances Jean Baker was born in 1925


In 1896, Bernard owned and operated a 40 acre farm in Section 34 on the west side of Merrill Road between Grabowski and Colvin Roads in Lakefield Township. His neighbors were Frank Mason, Ludwick Mayer, John Gath and George Stadler.


John later married Martha Bethke Neirsel. John spent most of his life on the farm belonging to his father, John J. Baker, and then later on his own farm in Lakefield Township.


He moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to be close to his children. He died June 2, 1981 and is buried in Wisconsin Memorial Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

SOURCES: Hiram Baker's birth record; Bernard and Marguerette marriage record; Bernard Baker's WWI and WWII draft registration; Bernard Baker's obituary from Della Miller McKay's obituary collection; United States Census, 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map.

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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