John Baker - Death of John Baker Last Evening

John Baker, aged 49 years, died at his home on Blackhawk st last evening at 8 o'clock. He had been sick for several months, but his last illness has only been of a few weeks duration.The deceased was a son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Baker, who were among the first settlers in Freeport. His father died a few months ago. Mr Baker was a farmer, afterwards coming to this city.For a number of years he has been so broken down in health tha he was unable to do much work. He was a member of Co. G 46th regt Illinois volunteers and belonged to John A Davis post, G A R.Besides a wife and mother, he leaves a number of relatives to mourn his demise.Freeport Daily Democrat Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Dec. 19, 1892 pg 4 col 4. Submitted by: Dem Bones on 17 July 2002

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