BAKER, Jacob

 Jacob Baker died about 9 o'clock last Friday night, April 4th, 1919, at the home of his son, Alexander Z. Baker, from a complication of ailments incident to old age, in the 72nd year of his age. He was born on June 1st, 1847, in Noble County, Ohio and came to Tyler county in the early seventies with his parents, Andrew and Nancy Baker, who later moved back to Ohio. He and Sarah Ann Ash were united in marriage January 30th,1873 to which union seven sons were born, six of whom survive him. They are Charles R., William P., Alexander Z., Andrew H., Leck S., and Martin L. all of whom are well known by our people. One sister, Mrs. Sarah Stephens of Stafford, Ohio, and four brothers, Harmon, Henry, John, and Richard of Noble county, Ohio survive him.

He was a member of the United Brethern church of Middlebourne for a number of years. He was of jovial and kind disposition, always having a good work to his friends. His death came as a shock to his friends as it was not known that he was sick. His wife and son, Frederick O. Baker, preceded him in death, Fred having died only last January 19, 1919. The bereaved sons and relatives have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of sorrow. The funeral services were held today, Thursday at 10 a.m. by Rev. W.E. Crawl, his pastor, and the internment at the Henderson cemetery by the side of his wife.

Source: The following appeared in the newspaper in Middlebourne, WVa; in April 1919

Submitted by: Harold E.Baker
Note: He was in Monroe County - at a location which became Noble County when the county was formed in March 1851.

BAKER, Martha A.

Martha A. Baker, age 87 of Canton, OH passed away Saturday (11 Oct 2003) morning in the Pines Nursing Home following a brief illness. Born in Jerusalem, OH on December 14, 1915. She was the first cab driver in Canton employed by the Davis Cab Co. She attended the 38th Street Church of Christ and was a member of the Mayfield Senior Citizens and the Buckeye Music Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Baker who passed away December 5, 1983 and also by her mother, Almeda McFadden and two brothers, Charles "Murphy" Davis and John C. Davis. Survivors include five nieces and nephews, Dawn Walter of Canton, Bonnie Dunnerstick, Dennis Davis and Kim Davis all of Louisville and Clyde Davis of Massillon. Three special friends, Dorothy Shimko, Wilda White and Waneta Ricer.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. There will be calling hours at the funeral home on Monday evening 7-9 p.m. A graveside service and burial will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Woodsfield, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Aultman Hospice. The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Aultman Hospice, for their care and attention to Martha during her illness.(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Source: Canton(OH) Repository - 12 Oct. 2003)
Submitted by: Netti S.(Nau)Hasley

Baker, Mrs. Nancy (nee Stephen)

With long life and His salvation did God bless Mrs. Nancy Baker, need Stephen, who was born May 7th, 1814, and died within three miles of Harriettsville April 25th, 1899. In 1835 she married to Andrew Baker who survives her though in his ninetieth year and in feeble health.

Before performing the last sad rites for the mother and wife the solemn ordinance of Christian baptism was administered to the father and husband who was unable to be raised from his bed. Sister Baker was born of the Spirit and united with the M.E. church when young. She expressed to the writer her confidence in God and her readiness to depart to be with Christ. She leaves eight children to mourn the irreparable loss they now musty bear.

Source: Spirit of Democracy, May 11, 1899

BAUMAN, John George

John George Bauman, an esteemed gentlemen of this neighborhood, died at his home three miles west of Woodsfield Friday morning at 1 o'clock, March 5th. Mr. Bauman had been in poor health for number of years but was able to be about until a short time ago when he was stricken with pneumonia and only lasted a few days till God called him home. Brother Bauman was born at Pittsburg, Pa., July 29, 1847, being at the time of his death 67 years and 8 months and 3 days old. He came with his parents to Center township in 1852 where he lived with his sister until death. His parents and three brothers passed to the beyond before him while three sisters and one brother are left to mourn his departure. Mrs. Catherine Christman, Mrs. Lizzie Stephen, Henry Bauman, and Mary Bauman and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral services were held at St. Peter's Evangelical church, Miltonsburg, Ohio, of which he was a member. Rev. W. F. Kohler conducted the services preaching in German and English. In German using the text Psalms 39-14 and in English Psalms 40 pointing the mourners' to Christ, as the only comfort in our affliction.

Those from a distance were: Lewis Stephen and son, George, of Belleville, W. Va., Henry Bauman, of East Liverpool, W. Va., and Jacob Christman, Barnesville, Ohio

Source:The Monroe County Republican, March 15, 1915


Mrs Anna (Hubacher) Baumgartner died this morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Jacob Tonner, just north of the Neumanese church, east of Vera Cruz after an illness with pneumonia. She had been in feeble health for a number of years and the fatal ailment continued only a few days. Mrs. Baumgartner was born in Germany in the month of December 1822. While a resident of Germany she was married to Mechiah Aschleman. From this union the following children survive. Mrs.Mathias Kaehr, John Aeschliman, Simeon Aeschliman, Mrs. John Frauhiger, and Mrs. Daniel Swartz. Mr. Aeschliman died some 56 years ago.

The decedent was married a second time to Benedict Baumgartner of Monroe Co. Ohio, and with him came to Wells County some 43 years ago. Mr Baumgartner has been dead for the past 31 years. The following children survive from this second union: Mrs Jacob Tonner, Joel Baumgartner, Mrs. Chris Baller, and Isaac Baumgartner of Kansas. Mrs Daniel Strahm and Daniel baumgartner are deceased. There are 80 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. She had no brothers or sisters.

The funeral and internment will be held Sunday morning at the Christian Apostolic church near Vera Cruz.
Source: Evening Newsbanner, Bluffton, Indiana, 19 Jan 1911
Submitted by: Esther Frye

BISHOP, Wesley

'Another Landmark Gone'

"Wesley BISHOP, an aged and very highly respected citizen residing in the vicinity of Edwina, died last Sunday, with a complication of diseases incident to old age. He had been in a critical condition for several weeks prior to his death. Kind friends, a devoted wife and other relatives did all they could for his recovery and to make his last hours on earth as pleasant as possible, but all in vain. Mr. BISHOP was born in Louden county, Virginia, Spetember 3, 1812, and was therefore over 86 years of age at the time of his death (October 16, 1898). In 1817 he moved with his parents to Eastern Ohio, locating at Flushing, where they resided many years. Mr. BISHOP's father lived to the remarkable age of 111 years and his mother to the age of 93.

Wesley BISHOP, the subject of this sketch, came to Monroe county in 1845 and located in the Cooper settlement between Woodsfield and Malaga. A little later he purchased a farm near Edwina, the place of his death, where he completed his life work with the exception of a few months in 1885, when he resided in Woodsfield. Mr. BISHOP had been twice married, and his last wife survives. In addition several children and a large circle of other relatives and friends are left to mourn his death. Mr. Wesley BISHOP was a member of the U.B. Church and a good man in every respect. Interment at the U.B. cemetery on Moose ridge last Sunday. We hope to be able to give further particulars soon."
Source: "Monroe Gazette", 20 October 1898
Submitted by: Tom Bishop


 Henry C. BREEDEN,84, of Dresden died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday (April 18, 1961) at his home of an apparent heart attack. He had been in ill health for one year and seriously ill since Christmas. Mr Breeden retired in 1955 as a stationary engineer with the C. Findeiss Sons Company. He was born April 28, 1876, in Monroe County, the son of Richard and Hannah DAILY BREEDEN. His wife, Lucy Pearl Breeden, died June 24, 1948.

 Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Vera STROUD of Byesville, Mrs. Elsie VEGH of Canton, Mrs. Eva McCOY of Dresden, Mrs. Velva BIRKHIMER of Dresden, and Mrs. Wilma JENNINGS of Coshocton; one son, Arnold R. of Lima; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe BREEDEN of Byesville and one sister, Mrs. Lulu Belle LARRICK of Byesville. One daughter, two brothers, two sisters and two grandsons are deceased.

 Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Dresden Chapel of the Baughman and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. C. Driftmyer officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Source: probably from Zanesville paper
Submitted by: Jody Rodgers


Since writing our last letter, death has again invaded our community and claimed its victim Mary Burkhart. She died December 16, in her 32nd year. She had been sick a long time of that dread disease consumption. She knew the end was near and bore her sufferings bravely to the last. The remains were entered in the Catholic cemetery of Miltonsburg on Dec. 18.
Source: Monroe County Gazette, January 7, 1892 (Miltonsburg)