I am interested in the family of Lewis/Louis K. Baker living in the Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., Delaware in 1900. I found them in the 1900 DE census records. Lewis is apparently a widower living with his children and mother, Rebecca Baker,age 72. Lewis was b. June 1857 in Delaware according the the census. His children were:
W. Frank Baker b. Dec 1877 James Baker b. April 1883 Lewis H. Baker b. March 1885 Mary A. Baker b. Sept 1886 Rosa Baker b. Sept 1889
All seem to have been born in Delaware.
My husband's grandmother was Viola Baker and I have been told that her father was named Lewis/Louis and that she had a brother Frank and a sister Rose. It is also rumored that Viola was raised by relatives. The interesting thing about this census record is that living right next door is a couple in their mid 50's named William and Annie Richards/Riskards and living with them is Viola Baker, age 12, and listed as adopted. Annie is shown as having no children.
Lewis' mother, Rebecca is listed as having only one child and that child is living. Therefore, I would assume that Lewis is Rebecca's only child.
If any of this family sounds familiar to anyone I would be interested in knowing if Viola is actually Lewis' child. I would also like to know who Lewis' father and wife are and what relationship William and Annie Richards/Riskards are to the Baker family. Since neither are Rebecca Baker's children then perhaps they are related to Lewis's wife.