Bert G Baker

Descendant of Freeport Founder dies Bert G Baker a great grandson fo Freeport's founder, Wm Tutty Baker died Friday night in local hospital after a long illness. Baker, 80, who lived at 1016 S Blackhawk ave wrote a letter to the Journal Standard 2 years ago reminicing about a trip he took to Lincoln, Nebraska when about 10 to visit a grandson of Freeport's founder, Frank Baker. Frank Baker was an uncle of Bert Baker. Remember trip. He said that he remembered they traded horses as they went driving one horse and leading 3 when they left. Bert remembered that they traded for 3 mules which proved to strong for him to hold going down hill. Bert Baker was born Nov 11, 1880, in Freeport the son of John and Mary Dommel Baker. He md the former Alvina Entmeier on June 4, 1901. He worked at the W T Raleigh Co for 30 years as a packer before retiring 8 years ago. He was a member of the Main Street U. Brethren Church and the local Eagles club. Survivors Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs Albert Nickel of Freeport, a son Bert Baker of Flaggstaff, Az 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister and a son. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m Monday in the Walker Mortuary with the Rev E A Lieske, Pastor of the Main St. U B church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home. Freeport Journal Standard Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Oct 1960. Submitted by: Dem Bones on Wed, 17 July 2002

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