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Bair, S. M., Gerrick, Heberlig
Baker, John N.,Bingeman, Shatzer



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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 740


S. M. Bair, farmer, P.O. Spring Run, was born July 2, 1844, on the
farm he now owns. The Bair family are of German descent. The first one
of the name, of whom we have account, David Bair, the great-great-grand-
father of our subject, immigrated to America in the sixteenth century,
and who was the father of Michael, who was born in Lancaster County,
Penn., and emigrated from that county to Franklin County in 1780. Michael
was the great-grandfather of Simon M., and had three sons: David, Samuel,
and John, who settled in Lancaster County, except the grandfather of our
subject. John Bair, father of our subject, was born in August 1814, in 
Spring Run, and married Eleanor McMath, who was born in Huntington 
County, in 1818, a daughter of John McMath, whose wife was an Utley. Mr.
Bair has one sister, there being but two children in his father's family.
January 1, 1863, our subject married Anna Shearer, a native of 
Metal Township, this county, and a daughter of Jacob and Angnes (Campbell)
Shearer. Mr. and Mrs. Bair have four children: John M., Jacob S., Mollie E.
and Nettie A. Mr. Bair has been engaged in farming since arriving to manhood.
In 1864 he enlisted in Company E., Ninth Pennsylvania Calvalry, remaining
until his discharge, or the end of the war. He has 142 acres which he farms 
sucessfully. He is an efficient member of the United Brethern Church at
Spring Run, and school director of Fannett Township. In politics he is a 
Republican.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 898


John N. Baker, farmer, P. O. Edenville, was born in St. Thomas Township,
Franklin Co., Penn., February 15, 1858, and is a son of George and  Mary J.
(Bingeman) Baker, natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. His
paternal grandparents came from Germany in 1830, and settled where  
John N. now resides; bought a farm in 1845 and built a house and barn,
which are yet standing just as when first put up. The grandfather (John
Baker) died in 1859, and the farm was next bought by George Baker in
1861, who owned it until his death, which occurred September 13, 1876.
He was a carpenter by trade, which he followed to the day of his death,
the boys doing the farming. Our subject was reared on a farm and has
always resided on the homestead, which he bought in 1882 and now
owns, and which is in the hands of the third generation. He pays the
most of his attention to his farm crops. Mr. Baker is a good agriculturist,
and has a small farm well cultivated. He taught school for five years in
his immediate vicinity. He married, February 15, 1883, Viola Shatzer, and
they are the parents of one child-Daisy, born January 29, 1885. Mr.
Baker is a member of the United Presbyterian Church. Politically Mr.
Baker is a Democrat. 

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