Re: Isaac C. Baker, b. 1829, Pennsylvania
Believe we have a match.Nina was my Grandmother and Anna must be the person I knew as Great Aunt Nan.If I am correct, we visited Anna (Nan)in New Jersey at the home of Joe Phile (son-in-law)?.I may have snapshots; however, most of the family photos are in another cousin's possession.I have a picture of Isaac in his maturity.He is playing the violin. As a child, I was told that he was a "Professor" of the violin.Nina married Clarence Conard and the Conard geneaology has been compiled to a great degree. I have just dabbled with the Baker and Eckert lines, and have posted this genforum inquiry several times over the years. Amazed to hear from you.I have lots of family stories and little documentation.Some of your dates differ from mine, but we're close.I never knew of a Montgomery.I know that the family lived in Montgomery Station, Pa., where Isaac worked as a "moulder" in a planing mill (furniture mfg.).I have been to Montgomery and as a child met Kate's daughter.I have a civil war story about Isaac, if you are interested.I know nothing of Isaac's parentage.Do you know where he was buried?I know that Isaac's wife whom you call Mary Catherine is listed as Katherine in the census reports--there must be some confusion here.I'll go back over my notes.She was the daughter of Edward Eckert (m. Elizabeth). My information is that Edward was born in Bird-in-Hand in Lancaster County, PA.The Eckert's were either Quaker or Mennonite, but that is only family lore.My Grandfather Conard definitely was Quaker.