Isabel Marie Baker

F, #9444, b. 13 November 1999
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*Andrew Russell Baker b. 10 Jun 1969
Mother*Mary Sue Arbuckle b. 19 Dec 1965
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth13 November 1999Isabel Marie Baker was born on 13 November 1999 at Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.
She is the daughter of Andrew Russell Baker and Mary Sue Arbuckle.

Jacob Henry Baker

M, #9441, b. 1 November 1997
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*Anthony Douglas Baker b. 15 Aug 1967
Mother*Jane Ellen Pinkstaff b. 16 Apr 1968
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth1 November 1997Jacob Henry Baker was born on 1 November 1997 at Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.
He is the son of Anthony Douglas Baker and Jane Ellen Pinkstaff.

James Joseph Baker Jr.

M, #9384, b. 12 May 1965
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*James Joseph Baker Sr. b. 30 Apr 1946, d. 6 Mar 2005
Mother*Kathleen Ann Jones b. 3 Dec 1946
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth12 May 1965James Joseph Baker Jr. was born on 12 May 1965 at Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States.
He is the son of James Joseph Baker Sr. and Kathleen Ann Jones.
Marriage26 March 1994James Joseph Baker Jr. married Kristin Leigh Colber on 26 March 1994 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

Children of James Joseph Baker Jr. and Kristin Leigh Colber

James Joseph Baker Sr.

M, #9382, b. 30 April 1946, d. 6 March 2005
Last Edited=29 Dec 2014
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth30 April 1946James Joseph Baker Sr. was born on 30 April 1946 at Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.
Marriage26 September 1964He married Kathleen Ann Jones, daughter of William Basil Bailey Jones and Jean Margaret Huffman, on 26 September 1964 at Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.
DivorceJames Joseph Baker Sr. and Kathleen Ann Jones were divorced.
Death6 March 2005James Joseph Baker Sr. died on 6 March 2005 of brain tumor at Monticello, White, Indiana, United States, at age 58.1
Obituary9 March 2005Obituary of James Joseph Baker Sr.
Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, IN

MONTICELLO -- Services for James Joseph Baker Sr., 58, of Monticello, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Miller-Roscka Funeral Home.
He died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2005, in his residence.
Pastor Jeff Johns will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Hughes Cemetery, Monticello.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Horse Christian Center, c/o Jim Baker Memorial Fund, and to the Gideons, and Condo Racing.

Burial10 March 2005He was buried on 10 March 2005 at Hughes Cemetery Monticello, White, Indiana, United States.
NoteBiographical Information: Jim had lived in the Monticello community since 1972, coming here from Lafayette, Indiana. He had also lived in Pine Village, Muncie and Fort Wayne. Jim was a 1964 graduate of Jefferson High School in Lafayette and a 1968 graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, IN. He had been a self-employed Certified Public Accountant since 1974, owing and operating James J. Bakers CPA here in Monticello and most recently Baker - Milligan. Jim was a member of the White Horse Christian Center in Lafayette. He was involved in numerous organizations and held various leadership roles. Jim was involved woth the Monticello Camp of Gideons, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Monticello Youth Football, Optimist Club, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, GOP Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and Royal Rangers. He was a former member of the Assembly of God Church.

Memorial Information: White Horse Christian Center c/o Jim Baker Memorial Fund, Gideons or Condo Racing

Marriage Information: On September 26, 1964 he married Kathleen Ann Jones, and then on March 7, 1981 in Monticello, Indiana. He married Judith Bowsher. She survives
Survivors include:
Judith Baker
Jonathan Baker
Ashley Baker
James Joseph & Kristin Colber Baker
Anthony & Jane Baker
Andrew & Mary Baker
Paige & Bob Conner
Noel Condo
Noah Condo
Marilyn & Ken Peacock
Jerry & Peggy Baker
7 Grandchildren and 2 step-Grandchildren
2 Step- Great Grandchildren.

Children of James Joseph Baker Sr. and Kathleen Ann Jones

Citations

  1. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.

Jean Adele Baker

F, #12454, b. 4 April 1927
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
Father*Earl Palmer Baker b. 26 Aug 1882, d. 26 Aug 1979
Mother*Adele Genevieve Wilky b. 4 Jul 1886, d. 2 Mar 1987
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth4 April 1927Jean Adele Baker was born on 4 April 1927 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.1,2
She is the daughter of Earl Palmer Baker and Adele Genevieve Wilky.

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1930, daughterEarl Palmer Baker14 April 1930, 5127 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States1
Census1940, daughterEarl Palmer Baker16 May 1940, 5127 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States3

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Web: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Jonathan Russell Baker

M, #11507, b. 15 May 1983
Last Edited=4 Mar 2015
Father*Timothy Charles Baker b. 29 Aug
Mother*Glynis Margaret Hughes b. 14 Oct 1949
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth15 May 1983Jonathan Russell Baker was born on 15 May 1983 at Reading, Berkshire, England.
He is the son of Timothy Charles Baker and Glynis Margaret Hughes.
MarriageApril 2011Jonathan Russell Baker married Jody Smith in April 2011 at Newbury Manor Hotel, Newbury, Berkshire, England.

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Residence, PrincipalJonathan Russell Baker2014, Cold Ash, Thatcham, West Berkshire, England

Child of Jonathan Russell Baker and Jody Smith

Lucy Melissa Baker

F, #9482, b. 12 July 2001
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*Andrew Russell Baker b. 10 Jun 1969
Mother*Mary Sue Arbuckle b. 19 Dec 1965
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth12 July 2001Lucy Melissa Baker was born on 12 July 2001 at Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.
She is the daughter of Andrew Russell Baker and Mary Sue Arbuckle.

Mildred Hope Baker

F, #12465, b. 2 May 1914
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
Father*Ralph W. Baker b. 1878
Mother*Marie Rose Norlin b. 1888, d. Sep 1975
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth2 May 1914Mildred Hope Baker was born on 2 May 1914 at Cook, Illinois, United States.
She is the daughter of Ralph W. Baker and Marie Rose Norlin.

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1920, daughterRalph W. Baker13 January 1920, 3958 Langley Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States1
Census1930, daughterMarie Rose Norlin8 April 1930, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States2

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Nona M Baker

F, #12464, b. 16 August 1912, d. 14 March 1932
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
Father*Ralph W. Baker b. 1878
Mother*Marie Rose Norlin b. 1888, d. Sep 1975
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth16 August 1912Nona M Baker was born on 16 August 1912 at Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois, United States.
She was the daughter of Ralph W. Baker and Marie Rose Norlin.
Death14 March 1932Nona M Baker died on 14 March 1932 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at age 19.

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1920, daughterRalph W. Baker13 January 1920, 3958 Langley Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States1
Census1930, daughterMarie Rose Norlin8 April 1930, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States2

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Quinten Burtch (Quinn) Baker

M, #9451, b. 16 August 1998
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*James Joseph Baker Jr. b. 12 May 1965
Mother*Kristin Leigh Colber b. 27 Feb 1964
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth16 August 1998Quinten Burtch (Quinn) Baker was born on 16 August 1998 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.
He is the son of James Joseph Baker Jr. and Kristin Leigh Colber.

Rachel Ann Baker

F, #9443, b. 1 January 1997
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*Andrew Russell Baker b. 10 Jun 1969
Mother*Mary Sue Arbuckle b. 19 Dec 1965
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth1 January 1997Rachel Ann Baker was born on 1 January 1997 at Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.
She is the daughter of Andrew Russell Baker and Mary Sue Arbuckle.

Ralph W. Baker

M, #11880, b. 1878
Last Edited=16 Apr 2015
Father*William Baker b. Oct 1848
Mother*Sarah E. Palmer b. Jul 1853
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth1878Ralph W. Baker was born in 1878 at Owen Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.1
He was the son of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer.
Marriage3 August 1910Ralph W. Baker married Marie Rose Norlin, daughter of Niles Frederick Norlin, on 3 August 1910 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.2
Divorcebefore 1930Ralph W. Baker and Marie Rose Norlin were divorced before 1930 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

Occupations

DateOccupationLocation
1920stationery engineer in a packing houseChicago, Cook, Illinois, United States3

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1880, sonWilliam Baker3 June 1880, Owen, Winnebago, Illinois, United States1
Census1885MN, sonWilliam Baker15 June 1885, Waltham, Mower, Minnesota, United States4
Census1895MN, sonWilliam Baker26 June 1895, Waltham, Mower, Minnesota, United States5
Census1920, PrincipalRalph W. Baker13 January 1920, 3958 Langley Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States3

Children of Ralph W. Baker and Marie Rose Norlin

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota Census.

Ray J. Baker

M, #11881, b. 1 December 1880, d. October 1972
Last Edited=23 Apr 2015
Father*William Baker b. Oct 1848
Mother*Sarah E. Palmer b. Jul 1853
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth1 December 1880Ray J. Baker was born on 1 December 1880 at Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.1
He was the son of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer.
Marriage1907Ray J. Baker married Edith Mary Frost, daughter of Charles Baker Frost and Paulina Dahle, in 1907 at California, United States.2
DeathOctober 1972Ray J. Baker died in October 1972 at Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States, at age 91.1

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1885MN, sonWilliam Baker15 June 1885, Waltham, Mower, Minnesota, United States6
Census1895MN, sonWilliam Baker26 June 1895, Waltham, Mower, Minnesota, United States7
Census1900, brother-in-lawWilliam Gordon15 June 1900, 232 W. 7th, Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States3
Census1910, son-in-lawCharles Baker Frost26 April 1910, Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States2
Residence, PrincipalRay J. Baker1924, 1911 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States8
Census1930, PrincipalRay J. Baker22 April 1930, 1911 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States4
Census1940, PrincipalRay J. Baker14 April 1940, 1911 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States, Living with Ray are two boarders but he is shown as married but his wife is not living with him.9
Residence, PrincipalRay J. Baker1949, 1911 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States5

Child of Ray J. Baker and Edith Mary Frost

Citations

  1. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1949.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1924.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Robert H. Baker Jr.

M, #12163, b. 1947
Last Edited=29 Jan 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth1947Robert H. Baker Jr. was born in 1947.
Marriage20 December 1980He married Margaret Prowell Napier, daughter of Donald Dudley Napier Jr. and Mary Ann Prowell, on 20 December 1980 at Fort Bend County, Texas, United States.1

Family: Robert H. Baker Jr. and Margaret Prowell Napier

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011.

Timothy Charles Baker

M, #11502, b. 29 August
Last Edited=25 Mar 2013
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth29 AugustTimothy Charles Baker was born on 29 August.
Marriage21 June 1972He married Glynis Margaret Hughes, daughter of John Owen Hughes and Lilian Thompson, on 21 June 1972 at England.

Children of Timothy Charles Baker and Glynis Margaret Hughes

William Baker

M, #11877, b. October 1848
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
BirthOctober 1848William Baker was born in October 1848 at Canada.1
Marriagecirca 1874He married Sarah E. Palmer circa 1874 at Illinois, United States.

Occupations

DateOccupationLocation
1900farmerUdolpho, Mower, Minnesota, United States2

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1880, PrincipalWilliam Baker3 June 1880, Owen, Winnebago, Illinois, United States3
Census1885MN, PrincipalWilliam Baker15 June 1885, Waltham, Mower, Minnesota, United States4
Census1895MN, PrincipalWilliam Baker26 June 1895, Waltham, Mower, Minnesota, United States5
Census1900, PrincipalWilliam Baker13 June 1900, Udolpho, Mower, Minnesota, United States2

Children of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota State Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota Census.

William Baker

M, #12448, b. 10 July 1884, d. 30 July 1884
Last Edited=5 Apr 2015
Father*William Baker b. Oct 1848
Mother*Sarah E. Palmer b. Jul 1853
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth10 July 1884William Baker was born on 10 July 1884 at Mower County, Minnesota, United States.
He was the son of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer.
Death30 July 1884William Baker died on 30 July 1884 at Mower County, Minnesota, United States.
BurialJuly 1884He was buried in July 1884 at Waltham Cemetery in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 133252848.

William Laird Baker

M, #12452, b. 8 May 1913, d. 26 April 2007
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
Father*Earl Palmer Baker b. 26 Aug 1882, d. 26 Aug 1979
Mother*Adele Genevieve Wilky b. 4 Jul 1886, d. 2 Mar 1987
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth8 May 1913William Laird Baker was born on 8 May 1913 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.1,2
He was the son of Earl Palmer Baker and Adele Genevieve Wilky.
Death26 April 2007William Laird Baker died on 26 April 2007 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at age 93.3

Occupations

DateOccupationLocation
1940draftsman at an ornamental iron factoryMinneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States4

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1920, sonEarl Palmer Baker13 January 1920, 215 32nd Street, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States2
Census1930, sonEarl Palmer Baker14 April 1930, 5127 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States5
Census1940, sonEarl Palmer Baker16 May 1940, 5127 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States4
Residence, PrincipalWilliam Laird Baker1993, 2833 Yosemite Ave South, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States6

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Web: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  3. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1993.

Pierre Balan1

M, #1128, d. 29 December 1687
Last Edited=22 Sep 1999
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
BirthPierre Balan was born at France.
Marriage9 June 1672He married Rene Birette on 9 June 1672 at Québec, Canada.1
Death29 December 1687Pierre Balan died on 29 December 1687 at La Durantaye, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada.

Child of Pierre Balan and Rene Birette

Citations

  1. [S4] John Richard, "John Richard Research."

Jeanne Balan-Lacombe1

F, #1130, b. 1682, d. 20 December 1715
Last Edited=22 Feb 2010
Father*Pierre Balan d. 29 Dec 1687
Mother*Rene Birette
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth1682Jeanne Balan-Lacombe was born in 1682 at St-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada.
She was the daughter of Pierre Balan and Rene Birette.
Marriage27 April 1706Jeanne Balan-Lacombe married Jean Colombe, son of Louis Colombe and Jeanne Marguerite Boucault, on 27 April 1706 at St-Thomas, Joliette, Québec, Canada.1
Death20 December 1715Jeanne Balan-Lacombe died on 20 December 1715 at Montmagny, Montmagny, Québec, Canada.

Child of Jeanne Balan-Lacombe and Jean Colombe

Citations

  1. [S4] John Richard, "John Richard Research."

Donna Mae Baldi

F, #1975, b. 16 March 1943, d. 29 January 2006
Last Edited=23 Feb 2015
Father*Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr b. 19 Aug 1913, d. 10 Apr 1969
Mother*Coyla Margie Grokett b. 22 Feb 1914
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth16 March 1943Donna Mae Baldi was born on 16 March 1943 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States.
She was the daughter of Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr and Coyla Margie Grokett.
Marriage14 February 1965Donna Mae Baldi married Jerome James Durenberger, son of Robert Ernest Durenberger and Alys Edna Whitney, on 14 February 1965 at Marin County, California, United States.1
Death29 January 2006Donna Mae Baldi died on 29 January 2006 at Lake Havasu, Mohave, Arizona, United States, at age 62.
Obituary31 January 2006Obituary for Donna Mae Baldi

Donna Baldi Durenberger, one of God's most precious angels, was born on March 16, 1943 in San Francisco, California to Raymond and Coila Baldi. She passed away January 29, 2006 in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

She attended Lincoln High and graduated from Novato High School in 1961. Jerry, the wonderful love of her life, and Donna met in Novato, summer of 1964 and were marriedon February 14, 1965.Donna and Jerry lived in Petaluma for 27 years, raising their sons Anthony and David. Being a devoted wife and mother, Donna also worked as a dental assistant for 12 years. Donna, Jerry and two sons formed Durenberger and Associates Construction.While on vacation in 1992, Donna saw the London Bridge on the map. A visit to the Bridge convinced them to move to Lake Havasu in December 1993. Jerry found his health improved with the warm climate. They started Durenberger Construction, Double D Computer Drafting, and Donna also worked for Marie Meahl Appraisal Services.Donna's interests included spending time with her family, going on the lake, traveling, reading, volunteering her time to organizations and special times with her friends. Donna served on the Church Board at Lake Havasu Center of Religious Science.

Donna is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jerry; mother Coila Baldi, of Cotati, California; sons, Anthony and daughter-in-law Elise, David and daughter-in-law Christine, grandchildren Justin and Callan of Cotati, Ty and Te'a of Lake Havasu; sister in law Arlene Baldi, of Novato, California; niece Marie Birkland of Racine, Wisconsin, and nephew Greg Baldi of Meadow Vista, California. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Baldi, Sr, and brother, Raymond Baldi, Jr.

A celebration of life will held Saturday, February 4, 2006, 10:00 am at the Eagles Aerie #4299,1561 Marlboro Dr, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Rev. Carol Sheffield will conduct the celebration.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Donna's name to Lake Havasu Center of Religious Science, 2126 McCulloch Boulevard, #15, P. O. Box 1563, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405-1563, or to Hospice of Havasu, 365 S. Lake Havasu Avenue, P. O. Box 597, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405.

Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.Arrangements entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.

Children of Donna Mae Baldi and Jerome James Durenberger

Citations

  1. [S227] California Marriage Index (1960-1985).

Raymond Joseph Baldi Jr.

M, #12270, b. 13 July 1935, d. 19 July 1970
Last Edited=23 Feb 2015
Father*Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr b. 19 Aug 1913, d. 10 Apr 1969
Mother*Coyla Margie Grokett b. 22 Feb 1914
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth13 July 1935Raymond Joseph Baldi Jr. was born on 13 July 1935 at Fresno, Fresno County, California, United States.
He was the son of Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr and Coyla Margie Grokett.
Death19 July 1970Raymond Joseph Baldi Jr. died on 19 July 1970 at Novato, Marin, California, United States, at age 35.
BurialJuly 1970He was buried in July 1970 at Valley Memorial Park in Novato, Marin, California, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 128730002.

Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr

M, #1973, b. 19 August 1913, d. 10 April 1969
Last Edited=23 Feb 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth19 August 1913Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr was born on 19 August 1913 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States.1
MarriageHe married Coyla Margie Grokett.
Death10 April 1969Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr died on 10 April 1969 at Marin County, California, United States, at age 55.2
BurialApril 1969He was buried in April 1969 at Valley Memorial Park in Novato, Marin, California, United States.3

Children of Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr and Coyla Margie Grokett

Citations

  1. [S224] California Birth Index (1905-1995).
  2. [S225] California Death Index (1940-1997).
  3. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 117913761.

Margaret Gray Balfour

F, #4942, b. 1804, d. before 1873
Last Edited=21 Dec 2014
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth1804Margaret Gray Balfour was born in 1804 at Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.1
Marriage4 December 1831She married John MacNab, son of (Unknown Given Name) MacNab, on 4 December 1831 at Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.2
Deathbefore 1873Margaret Gray Balfour died before 1873.

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1851UK, wifeJohn MacNab30 March 1851, Glenmavis, Bathgate, Bathgate Parish, West Lothian, Scotland1
Census1861UK, wifeJohn MacNab7 April 1861, Glenmavis, Bathgate, Bathgate Parish, West Lothian, Scotland3

Children of Margaret Gray Balfour and John MacNab

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1851 Scotland Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1861 Scotland Census.

(Unknown Given Name) Balkwell

F, #12592
Last Edited=28 Apr 2015
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Child of (Unknown Given Name) Balkwell

George Ball

M, #12390
Last Edited=14 Mar 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Marriage1904George Ball married Ruth Evelyn (Evaline) Rorison, daughter of William Henry Goldie Rorison and Sarah Pearce Antrobus, in 1904 at Liverpool, Prescot District, Lancashire, England.1

Family: George Ball and Ruth Evelyn (Evaline) Rorison

Citations

  1. [S216] FreeBMD, online http://www.freebmd.org.uk, Prescot District, Vol 8b, Page 1070.

Ernest Leslie Ballard

M, #8680, d. 30 May 2004
Last Edited=2 Mar 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Marriage15 August 1945Ernest Leslie Ballard married Esma Joy Tapscott, daughter of Alfred Melville Tapscott and Esma Marjorie Hannah, on 15 August 1945 at Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
Death30 May 2004Ernest Leslie Ballard died on 30 May 2004 at Corowa, New South Wales, Australia.

Family: Ernest Leslie Ballard and Esma Joy Tapscott

Helen Margaret Balsiger

F, #11955, b. 27 March 1907, d. 14 October 2002
Last Edited=12 Jan 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth27 March 1907Helen Margaret Balsiger was born on 27 March 1907 at Ione, Morrow, Oregon, United States.1,2
Education1928She was educated in 1928 at University of Washington, Seattle, King, Washington, United States.3
Marriage1928She married Allen Munford Learned, son of Samuel Munford Learned and Margaret Welsh Murray, in 1928 at United States.
Death14 October 2002Helen Margaret Balsiger died on 14 October 2002 at Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age 95.4
BurialOctober 2002She was buried in October 2002 at Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum in Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.4

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Residence, PrincipalHelen Margaret Balsiger1928, 4718 17th Ave NE, Seattle, King, Washington, United States
Census1930, wifeAllen Munford Learned11 April 1930, Seattle, King, Washington, United States2
Census1940, wifeAllen Munford Learned19 April 1940, 415 Naches Avenue, Wapato, Yakima, Washington, United States5

Child of Helen Margaret Balsiger and Allen Munford Learned

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, University of Washington.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 76066893.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Carolina Baluch

F, #4692
Last Edited=31 Aug 2010
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
MarriageCarolina Baluch married Blase (Blazek) Nawrath (Nowroth/Nowrot).

Child of Carolina Baluch and Blase (Blazek) Nawrath (Nowroth/Nowrot)

Brandeen Rose (Brandy) Banks

F, #11156, b. 4 August 1975
Last Edited=4 Jul 2012
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth4 August 1975Brandeen Rose (Brandy) Banks was born on 4 August 1975 at Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States.1
MarriageShe married Michael John Bajunpaa, son of Ronald Dean Bajunpaa and Nancy Beth Visser.
DivorceBrandeen was divorced from Michael John Bajunpaa.

Child of Brandeen Rose (Brandy) Banks and Michael John Bajunpaa

Citations

  1. [S219] Minnesota Birth Index (1935-2002).

H. Sarah Banks

F, #7927, b. circa 1869
Last Edited=14 May 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birthcirca 1869H. Sarah Banks was born circa 1869 at Hull, East Yorkshire, England.
Marriage1889She married John William Firth in 1889 at Hull District, Yorkshire East Riding, England.1
Marriagecirca 1901H. Sarah Banks married William Quosbarth, son of Johann Herman Alexander Quosbarth and Isabella Miller Moffat, circa 1901 at England.

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1901UK, wifeWilliam Quosbarth31 March 1901, 1 Laurel Grove, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England
Census1911UK, wifeWilliam Quosbarth3 April 1911, 9 Otterburn Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, England2

Children of H. Sarah Banks and John William Firth

Children of H. Sarah Banks and William Quosbarth

Citations

  1. [S216] FreeBMD, online http://www.freebmd.org.uk, Hull District, Vol 9d, Page 449.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1911 England Census.

Douglas D. Bankston

M, #11587, b. 24 September 1924, d. 24 September 1988
Last Edited=30 Mar 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth24 September 1924Douglas D. Bankston was born on 24 September 1924.
Marriage19 May 1975He married Jacqueline Roller (Grage), daughter of John Conrad (Johann) Roller and Ella Augusta Siewert, on 19 May 1975 at Montgomery County, Texas, United States.1
Death24 September 1988Douglas D. Bankston died on 24 September 1988 at Montgomery County, Texas, United States, at age 64.2
NoteDouglas and Jacqueline had no children.

Family: Douglas D. Bankston and Jacqueline Roller (Grage)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002.
  2. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.

Iranaeus Frederic Baraga

M, #2996, b. 29 June 1797, d. 19 January 1868
Irenaeus Frederic Baraga
(1797-1868)
Last Edited=17 Nov 2014
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth29 June 1797Iranaeus Frederic Baraga was born on 29 June 1797 at Malavas, Carniola, Austria.
Baptism2 August 1835He baptized Julia Elizabeth Cadotte on 2 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism2 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Michel Dufault on 2 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism9 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Caroline Cadotte on 9 August 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism23 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Jean-Baptiste (Meshons) Cadotte on 23 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism23 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Marie Suzanne (Susan) Cadotte on 23 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism31 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Edmond Fiske Warren on 31 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism31 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized George Parsons Warren on 31 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Mathilda Aitkin on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Antoine Cadotte on 13 September 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Magdeleine Pay-shah-quod-oquay on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Anna (Nancy) Aitkin on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Maxima Aitkin on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Anna Aitkin on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism3 October 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Mary (Maria) Cadotte Warren on 3 October 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism7 February 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Michael Cadotte on 7 February 1836 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism17 July 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Andre (Andrew) Cadotte on 17 July 1836 at Indian Mission, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism21 August 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized François Cadotte on 21 August 1836 at Indian Mission, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism30 August 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Charlotte (Caroline) W. Warren on 30 August 1836 at Indian Mission, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism30 August 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Julia Ann Warren on 30 August 1836 at Indian Mission, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Death19 January 1868Iranaeus Frederic Baraga died on 19 January 1868 at age 70.
BiographyThe Snowshoe Priest

By Walter Thomas Camier



In June 29, 1797, Frederic Baraga, the fourth of five children, was born in Malavas in the Austrian dukedom of Carniola. His parents had him baptized as Irenaeus Frederic that very day in the parish church of Dobernice. From his earliest days, Frederic’s parents were concerned not simply with his academic education but with his spiritual and moral formation. Warning her son of the need to fight temptation, his godly mother admonished him, “Be strong, trust in the Lord, and in the end you will know victory.” Even while young, Frederic’s faith was sorely tested. He saw the family estate impoverished because of the Napoleonic wars in the region and, worse, his mother died in 1808, and his father in 1812. He often recalled his mother’s wise counsel: “Look to your Heavenly Father for the graces necessary to live a good life.”


For the next four years, Frederic attended a school in Ljubljana, where he lived in the home of Dr. George Dolinar, a lay professor at the diocesan seminary. He continued his education, studying law at the University of Vienna. It was in Vienna that Frederic met the Austrian priest Fr. Clement Maria Hofbauer, who had been inspired by the writings of Saint Alfonso de Liguori, the founder of the Redemptorists. Frederic’s friendship with Father Hofbauer awakened his vocation to the priesthood, and he devoted himself more intensely to his prayers and the sacraments, kindling the flame now burning in his soul — ardent desire to serve God as a priest.


During the summers, Frederic walked throughout the Vienna countryside and neighboring countries. These walking tours helped build the stamina he would find indispensable in his later missionary life. Frederic graduated from law school in 1821 and was ordained a priest by the bishop of Ljubljana on September 21, 1823. He was assigned to Saint Martin’s parish near Krainberg.


Counteracting the abominable heresy of Jansenism, which held a debased view of man and denigrated the spiritual benefits conferred by the sacraments, Father Baraga encouraged frequent confessions and wrote devotional works to inspire the laity to live lives of prayer and holiness. As for himself, he embraced the cross through the practice of penance, poverty, and service to the poor.


After Father Baraga created a Sodality of the Sacred Heart even though such associations were forbidden at the time by the emperor, his bishop banished him to a neglected parish in Metlika in Lower Carniola as the last among three assistant priests. Father Baraga remained steadfast in his resolve to serve the forgotten faithful, but his pastor and brother curates opposed him at every step.



Arbre Croche



Frederic Baraga's childhood home
While praying for divine guidance, Father Baraga learned of the need for missionary priests in America. Bishop Edward Fenwick of Cincinnati had sent an emissary to convince the Austrian Emperor, Francis I, to support a missionary society to help spread the Gospel in the United States. The emperor agreed and the new society was named the Leopoldine Foundation after his late daughter, Leopoldina, who had been Empress of Brazil. The American emissary granted Father Baraga’s request to work in the Indian missions, and the bishop approved his transfer. On October 29, 1830, he left his homeland to spend the remainder of his life as a missionary among American Indians.


Arriving in New York on December 31, 1830, Father Baraga journeyed to Cincinnati, which he reached on January 18, 1831. There he served the German Catholics residing in that area while beginning his studies of the Ottawa language under the instruction of the son of an Ottawa chief, who was attending the Cincinnati seminary.


On May 28, 1831, Father Baraga arrived in his first Indian mission, Arbre Croche, (near present-day Harbor Springs, Michigan), where the faithful, who had been converted by the Jesuit missionary Fr. Peter Dejean, welcomed Bishop Fenwick and their new pastor with great affection. During his four-day stay, the bishop confirmed thirty Ottawas. On his departure, Bishop Fenwick confided to Father Baraga, “I would gladly exchange my residence in Cincinnati for a small hut and the happy lot of a missionary among these good Indians.” In later years, Father Baraga would echo these words.


The “happy lot” of the missionary was not an easy one. A rough log cabin with a birch roof served as Father Baraga’s home. He had just one coat to protect himself against the frigid winter winds, during which he often had to warm the wine and water before offering his morning Mass.



One of the first articles Fr. Baraga and the other missionaries acquired was a bell he used to call his congregation to prayer. In this painting Bishop Baraga has just rung the bell and is welcoming a family of Indians.
Father Baraga was devoted to serving the souls entrusted to his care. In 1831 alone, he baptized eighty-seven Ottawa adults and forty-four children. During the two years and four months he would serve in Arbre Croche, he would baptize 547 Ottawas. He strove to better the condition of these poor souls not only spiritually but physically as well. The woodland Indians had lived a nomadic life, hunting, fishing, and gathering sap and berries. Feast and famine alternated. Under his direction, the converts at Arbre Croche began turning to agriculture and stored their harvest to last the long winter. Seeing that these Indians were adept in mechanical skills, he also established blacksmithing, carpentry, and book-binding shops for them.



Missionary journeys


Neither snow, wind, nor rain could stop this intrepid missionary from his apostolic labors, as he set out to evangelize the neighboring Indian tribes. He first focused his attention across Lake Michigan to Beaver Island, but the Indians there were hostile to the faith, so he turned to Indian Lake on Lake Michigan’s north shore where the Indians were more receptive. All but one were baptized, and a church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin was built. Father Baraga then journeyed to Detroit to proofread Animie-Misinaigan, his prayer book in the Ottawa language, returning to Arbre Croche with 2,000 bound copies.


Father Baraga often traveled many miles alone in the desolate wilderness and, finding nowhere to stay, he would lay down in the snow, pull his coat over himself, and fall asleep. More than once, he awoke to brush several inches of snow off himself before continuing his journey. Despite such hardships, he ate very little — perhaps, a small piece of bread with some water. His energy came not from food, but from his love of God and of the souls He entrusted to his care.


In the spring of 1832, Father Baraga and his Indian companions set out for Little Detroit Island on Green Bay, 30 miles across Lake Michigan. The Indians would never have embarked on such a long journey in a small canoe, save for their trust in the priest’s faith and prayers. During their voyage a storm arose, tossing the canoe in its wake. As the Indians looked to the missionary, he encouraged them to confide in God. The storm passed and they reached Detroit Island, where Father Baraga taught and baptized for eight days, and selected a site on which to build a church.


Low on supplies, the small mission band then traversed the north shore. The Indians admired Father Baraga’s willingness to sacrifice the little he had for others, but what would happen when the supplies ran out? After rising and praying in the early morning hours, he pressed on. Toward nightfall, a flock of birds drew their canoe to shore where Father Baraga and his companions gathered 130 eggs.



Grand River


Rather than returning to Arbre Croche, Father Baraga, at the urging of the Indians, spent the winter 300 miles south at Grand River (now Grand Rapids, Michigan). In a building owned by the Catholic fur trader Louis Campall, he offered Mass and instructed converts. Because his report to his new bishop in Detroit, John B. Purcell, noted eighty-six converts and the potential for more among the 900 Ottawa natives, the Bishop directed him to transfer to Grand River. A Redemptorist priest and two brothers were sent to serve the mission at Arbre Croche.


Father Baraga built a church and school. He also confronted the fur traders, who exchanged cheap whiskey for the valuable furs the Indians had trapped; he challenged them for making their bellies their god. The furious traders threatened his life and even went to his home to burn it down. It was only a visit of the sheriff — in response, no doubt, to his unceasing prayers — that saved the day.


The Indians renewed their faith, abandoning their drunkenness to return to the sacraments to nourish their souls. They found joy in their servant, Father Baraga. His speech was kind and his approach gentle, and an air of reverence pervaded all that he did. His conduct induced the Indians to trust him and believe in the Faith he professed.


After the new church was dedicated, other Catholics joined the native Catholics from up and down the river.



La Pointe


In July 1835, Bishop Purcell sent Father Baraga to La Pointe (near Bayfield, Wisconsin). This came about through the intrigues of a government agent angered that the saintly priest had used his legal training to aid Indians whom the government had treated unjustly. Suffering his own injustice with heroic virtue, Father Baraga prayed for even greater suffering so that he might offer it for the conversion of the Ojibway Indians living near Lake Superior. Both aspects of his prayers were answered. When the boat that was to have brought his winter clothing failed to arrive, he was left to spend the fierce winter with just summer clothing. The suffering bore its fruit: Our Lord’s servant baptized twenty adults and two children on Christmas Day.


Father Baraga later traveled to Fond du Lac, where he worked with a pious Catholic trader, Pierre Cotte. There he baptized another fifty-one members of the Ojibway tribe.


In 1836, Father Baraga returned to Europe to seek priests and funds for the missionary work. While there, he printed a prayer book and a life of Christ in the Ojibway and Ottawa languages. He was also received in audience by Pope Pius IX, who listened intently to his account of the American missions.


Returning to La Pointe, Father Baraga found his converts steadfastly practicing their faith. What joy filled his soul as a second, larger church and a school took shape. In 1838, the church was dedicated, and the bishop confirmed 112 adults.



L’Anse


Always seeking new souls to save, Father Baraga was asked by Pierre Crebassa, another Catholic fur trader, to come to L’Anse, on the shore of Keweenaw Bay off Lake Superior, to set up a mission for the Indians living there. He arrived in 1843 to find the village in drunken revelry. Nevertheless, he saw excellent grounds in which to plant the seeds of faith. He converted many souls and helped them build a church and log homes for their families.


During the winter and through the next summer, Father Baraga visited the missions he had founded, encouraging the faithful to persevere in the faith. He was pleased to see that, thanks to their hard work and sober living, the Indians were better prepared to endure the harsh winters. Continuing his solitary missionary treks in the winter of 1845, he traveled some 600 miles in just five weeks.



“We will be saved”


As evident from his life, Father Baraga had absolute confidence in divine Providence. Once he had to make a journey from Sand Island, off the Wisconsin shore, to Grand Portage, in present Minnesota. Rather than travel 200 miles along the coast, he insisted on canoeing across the open waters of Lake Superior. A storm arose, and Father Baraga and his Indian companion Lewis found themselves buffeted by the wind and waves. Turning to the priest, the Indian found him praying calmly. Father Baraga looked up to his friend and assured him, “We will be saved, go straight ahead.” Soon they saw a small, calm river, where they disembarked, erecting a large cross in gratitude to God and His Blessed Mother for their deliverance. To this day, the river is known as Cross River.


In the spring of 1850, Father Baraga traveled from La Pointe to Ontonagon. His companions became alarmed when the ice they were walking on broke apart and they were set adrift on an ice floe that moved farther and farther from shore. Seeing their alarm, Father Baraga comforted them. Scarcely had he spoken the words, “We will be safe,” when the wind shifted, driving them directly to the safety of the shore — close to their destination. As they left the floe, Father Baraga said with a gentle smile, “See, we have traveled a great distance, yet we have worked little.”



Heir of the Apostles


In May 1852, the First Council of Baltimore petitioned Pope Pius IX for a bishop to serve the upper peninsula of Michigan and adjacent areas of Lake Superior. That fall, Father Baraga completed his 1,700-page dictionary of the Ojibway language, a labor of twenty years. On November 1, 1853, Father Baraga was preparing to leave for Europe to beg for priests and funds when he received word of his appointment as bishop of the diocese of Sault Sainte Marie.


Arriving in Europe, Father Baraga was greeted by crowds who had read of his missionary endeavors. They were moved by the penitential life written into every line of the tanned and weathered face of the small and frail priest. During his year in Europe, five priests had promised to come to his diocese, but only two actually did so. Bishop Baraga resided in Sault Sainte Marie for the next twelve years. He regularly visited the outlying missions of his diocese, traveling by horse, sleigh, steamer, and on foot.



“Take up thy cross and follow Me.”


In 1855, Bishop Baraga lost his hearing due to an illness. It was a cross to be unable to hear the confessions of the Indians he loved so much, but he bore it heroically. Eventually, Deo gratias, his hearing returned. When ungenerous souls denigrated him for “spoiling” his Indian converts with too many kindnesses, he suffered their calumnies with his customary patience and charity.


In 1857, the stamina of Bishop Baraga, now sixty, began to fail. Despite the crippling pain he silently bore, he continued to bring the consolation of the sacraments — and of his presence — to the far-flung Indian missions, even in the midst of winter. On one such journey, Bishop Baraga was so wracked with fever that he could scarcely keep up with his Indian companions, but Divine Providence and his perseverance saw him safely to his destination.



Saved by the Cross


In 1865, Father Baraga’s episcopal seat was moved from Sault Sainte Marie to Marquette, Michigan. The following year, the Second Council of Baltimore required his attendance. As he was preparing to depart, he suffered a stroke. Nevertheless, he felt obliged to attend and traveled three long and grueling weeks, reaching Baltimore in seriously weakened health. While attending the Council, he suffered another stroke and fell down a flight of stairs. Miraculously, divine Providence intervened through the instrumentality of the bishop’s pectoral cross, which punctured his chest and caused bleeding that relieved the blood pressure within his head. While his brother bishops urged him to stay, Bishop Baraga quietly left the Council to return to his diocese of Marquette to live his final days in the company of the Indians for whom he had given his life.


For the next three years, despite the increasing burdens imposed by his failing health, he continued his labors. On January 19, 1868, after thirty-seven years of sacrificial apostolate, Bishop Frederic Baraga died, trusting in God to his dying breath.


How many of the converts this lover of souls led to Christ are now with him, God alone knows, but who can doubt that those who remained faithful are with their beloved snowshoe priest in the celestial cathedral we call heaven?


As for us here below in the ranks of the Church Militant, the cause for Bishop Baraga’s canonization having been approved by Rome, we ardently long for the day that Holy Mother Church will solemnly elevate this noble son to the lofty altars of Her saints.


Testimony regarding preservation of Bishop Baraga’s bodyBishop Baraga’s body was originally buried in the ground beneath a chapel in the old Bishop’s residence in Marquette. From there it was translated to the cathedral, at which time the casket was opened for inspection.


Msgr. Antoine Rezek, who was among those present, related what he had observed to Msgr. Zryd of Bishop Baraga Association Headquarters. Msgr. Rezek found the body still quite intact at that time. While the body had naturally decomposed, the bones were intact and the skin and features were still recognizable. It had been buried in a purple cope that still held together. Msgrs. Rezek and Hager were able to move the remains into the new casket by lifting the cope.


His remains were transferred to a new crypt. The coffin was again opened and Msgr. Zryd, then present, provided an eye-witness account. He said that the body was found as previously described by Msgr. Rezek, that is, still dressed in the purple cope and having the skull still intact and with sufficient patches of dry skin and hair to make the Bishop’s features recognizable in comparison with photographs taken during his life.



Why Snowshoes?


In this connection I will explain how a missionary has to travel during winter in this Indian country. In winter a person cannot travel otherwise than on foot. As the snow is generally deep and there are no traveled roads, the only way to travel is on snowshoes. The snowshoes are from four to five feet long and one foot wide and are tied to one’s feet. With them a man can travel even in the deepest snow without sinking in very much. But this style of walking is very tiresome, especially for Europeans, who are not accustomed to it. When the person must walk upon such snowshoes all day long, and for that many days in succession, especially in these trackless North American forests, he cannot travel without extreme fatigue and almost total exhaustion.


Another hardship is sleeping in the open air in a northern winter, for there are no huts in which to stay overnight. Generally speaking, a man may travel four or five days in this extensive and thinly settled country before coming to another Indian settlement. It is true, a large fire is made but this soon goes out, for the Indian guide who accompanies us sleeps the whole night as if he were in a feather-bed, and then a person suffers much from the cold. It is especially hard to pass the night in such a way when it storms and snows all night and in the morning a person is covered all over with snow. But all these hardships the missionary joyfully endures if thereby he can, through God’s help and grace, save even one soul.


This winter I have to make a far longer journey, that is, from L’Anse to La Pointe and Fond du Lac and return, a distance of about 690 miles! I will begin this journey, please God, on the 4th of February, and hope to be back here again before the end of March. I am going to Fond du Lac, Minnesota, to make arrangements for the building of a church there. I think, thereafter, I will not go there anymore, as now a missionary has arrived for my assistance, namely Rev. Father Otto Skolla, who spends this winter at La Pointe, where I have been for eight years."

Citations

  1. [S24] Father Iraneus Frederic Baraga (Extracted from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin microfilm reel P82-2352 by John L. Schade), "La Pointe Baptismal Records, 1835-1887."

Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran

F, #270, b. 23 September 1942
Last Edited=12 Nov 2009
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth23 September 1942Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran was born on 23 September 1942 at Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States.1
Marriage9 August 1966She married Stephen Paul Thuet on 9 August 1966 at Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States.2
Marriage4 September 1971Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran married David Ferdinand Durenberger, son of George Gephard Durenberger and Isabelle Marie Cebulla, on 4 September 1971 at Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States.2
Divorce19 October 1993Gilda was divorced from David Ferdinand Durenberger on 19 October 1993 at Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States.3

Family: Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran and Stephen Paul Thuet

Family: Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran and David Ferdinand Durenberger

Citations

  1. [S219] Minnesota Birth Index (1935-2002).
  2. [S221] Minnesota Marriage Index (1958-2001).
  3. [S222] Minnesota Divorce Index (1970-1995).

Dorothy Barber

F, #12227, b. 1904
Last Edited=15 Feb 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth1904Dorothy Barber was born in 1904 at Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.
Marriage5 September 1924She married Fred John Etherington Eveleigh, son of Richard Fred Augustus Eveleigh and Fannie Etherington, on 5 September 1924 at Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.1

Family: Dorothy Barber and Fred John Etherington Eveleigh

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; Series: MS932; Reel: 686.

Janet Marie Barber1

F, #1453, b. 24 October 1955
Last Edited=17 Jun 2015
Father*Robert Dean Barber b. 15 Feb 1928
Mother*Dorothy Nell Clyatt b. 27 Aug 1931
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EventDatePlace
Birth24 October 1955Janet Marie Barber was born on 24 October 1955 at Takoma Park, Montgomery, Maryland, United States.
She is the daughter of Robert Dean Barber and Dorothy Nell Clyatt.
Marriage11 May 1980Janet Marie Barber married Joseph K. Norris on 11 May 1980 at Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, United States.1

Occupations

DateOccupationLocation
circa 1980nurseVirginia, United States

Children of Janet Marie Barber and Joseph K. Norris

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."

Joseph O. Barber1

M, #1456, b. 11 January 1963
Last Edited=28 Sep 1997
Father*Robert Dean Barber b. 15 Feb 1928
Mother*Dorothy Nell Clyatt b. 27 Aug 1931
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EventDatePlace
Birth11 January 1963Joseph O. Barber was born on 11 January 1963 at Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States.
He is the son of Robert Dean Barber and Dorothy Nell Clyatt.
Marriage27 June 1987Joseph O. Barber married Theresa (Tracy) Caigoy on 27 June 1987 at Fairfax Station, Fairfax, Virginia, United States.1

Family: Joseph O. Barber and Theresa (Tracy) Caigoy

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."

Kristen Marguerite Barber1

F, #1448, b. 5 February 1982
Last Edited=30 Jan 1995
Father*William Anthony Barber b. 2 Nov 1925, d. 10 Oct 1987
Mother*Elaine (Unknown Surname)
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EventDatePlace
Birth5 February 1982Kristen Marguerite Barber was born on 5 February 1982 at Dexter, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.
She is the daughter of William Anthony Barber and Elaine (Unknown Surname).

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Residence, PrincipalKristen Marguerite BarberWhitmore Lake, Livingston, Michigan, United States

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."

Nancy Ann Barber1

F, #1455, b. 22 January 1962
Last Edited=28 Sep 1997
Father*Robert Dean Barber b. 15 Feb 1928
Mother*Dorothy Nell Clyatt b. 27 Aug 1931
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth22 January 1962Nancy Ann Barber was born on 22 January 1962 at Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States.
She is the daughter of Robert Dean Barber and Dorothy Nell Clyatt.
MarriageNancy Ann Barber married Joseph G. Catougno at Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, United States.1

Family: Nancy Ann Barber and Joseph G. Catougno

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."

Ralph C. Barber1

M, #1454, b. 2 July 1957
Last Edited=9 Dec 1998
Father*Robert Dean Barber b. 15 Feb 1928
Mother*Dorothy Nell Clyatt b. 27 Aug 1931
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth2 July 1957Ralph C. Barber was born on 2 July 1957 at Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States.
He is the son of Robert Dean Barber and Dorothy Nell Clyatt.
MarriageRalph C. Barber married Holly McGovern at Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, United States.1

Family: Ralph C. Barber and Holly McGovern

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."

Ralph Carlyle Barber1

M, #99, b. 9 July 1889, d. 16 August 1931
Ralph C. Barber
World War I Draft Registration Card
Last Edited=16 Jan 2015
Father*William Barber
Mother*Margaret Cooper
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth9 July 1889Ralph Carlyle Barber was born on 9 July 1889 at Long Prairie, Todd, Minnesota, United States.2
He was the son of William Barber and Margaret Cooper.
Note5 June 1917Ralph's World War I Draft Registration card shows that he was living at 1917 Park Avenue, Minnespolis, MN, that he was employed as a salesman for the Minneapolis Drug Company and describes him as tall, medium build, blue eyes and brown hair. It also gives his birth date and birth place.
Milit-WWI5 June 1917Ralph Carlyle Barber registered for World War I military service on 5 June 1917 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.2
Marriagecirca 1919He married Marguerite Valintine St. Martin, daughter of Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin and Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard, circa 1919 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.
Death16 August 1931Ralph Carlyle Barber died on 16 August 1931 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at age 42.
Burial18 August 1931He was buried on 18 August 1931 at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.3

Occupations

DateOccupationLocation
1920pharmacist at the Lexington Hotel DrugstoreMinneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States4

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1930, PrincipalRalph Carlyle Barber10 April 1930, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States5

Children of Ralph Carlyle Barber and Marguerite Valintine St. Martin

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."
  2. [S233] Military Records, World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918), 4,582 Microfilm Rolls.
  3. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 125464123.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Robert Dean Barber1

M, #1446, b. 15 February 1928
Last Edited=19 Jun 2015
Father*Ralph Carlyle Barber b. 9 Jul 1889, d. 16 Aug 1931
Mother*Marguerite Valintine St. Martin b. 31 May 1894, d. 7 Sep 1950
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth15 February 1928Robert Dean Barber was born on 15 February 1928 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.
He is the son of Ralph Carlyle Barber and Marguerite Valintine St. Martin.
Marriage15 March 1952Robert Dean Barber married Dorothy Nell Clyatt, daughter of Grover Clyatt and Hattie Nessmith, on 15 March 1952 at Woodbine, Camden, Georgia, United States.

Occupations

DateOccupationLocation
circa 1950Special Investigator for the United States Secret ServiceWashington DC, United States

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1930, sonRalph Carlyle Barber10 April 1930, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States2
Census1940, sonMarguerite Valintine St. Martin4 April 1940, 3544 Tenth Avenue South, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States3
Residence, PrincipalRobert Dean BarberAsheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

Children of Robert Dean Barber and Dorothy Nell Clyatt

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

William Barber1

M, #1443
Last Edited=31 Aug 2010
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
MarriageWilliam Barber married Margaret Cooper.1
DeathWilliam Barber died.

Child of William Barber and Margaret Cooper

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."

William Anthony Barber1

M, #1445, b. 2 November 1925, d. 10 October 1987
Last Edited=19 Jun 2015
Father*Ralph Carlyle Barber b. 9 Jul 1889, d. 16 Aug 1931
Mother*Marguerite Valintine St. Martin b. 31 May 1894, d. 7 Sep 1950
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth2 November 1925William Anthony Barber was born on 2 November 1925 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.
He was the son of Ralph Carlyle Barber and Marguerite Valintine St. Martin.
Marriagecirca 1980William Anthony Barber married Elaine (Unknown Surname) circa 1980 at Dexter, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.
Death10 October 1987William Anthony Barber died on 10 October 1987 at Saline, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at age 61.2
Burial13 October 1987He was buried on 13 October 1987 Dexter, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.

Occupations

DateOccupationLocation
1950airline pilot and captain for Northwest AirlinesMinneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1930, sonRalph Carlyle Barber10 April 1930, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States3
Census1940, sonMarguerite Valintine St. Martin4 April 1940, 3544 Tenth Avenue South, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States4

Children of William Anthony Barber and Elaine (Unknown Surname)

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records. Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

William Anthony Barber1

M, #1449, b. 1 May 1984
Last Edited=30 Jan 1995
Father*William Anthony Barber b. 2 Nov 1925, d. 10 Oct 1987
Mother*Elaine (Unknown Surname)
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth1 May 1984William Anthony Barber was born on 1 May 1984 at Dexter, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.
He is the son of William Anthony Barber and Elaine (Unknown Surname).

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Residence, PrincipalWilliam Anthony BarberWhitmore Lake, Livingston, Michigan, United States

Citations

  1. [S10] Robert D. Barber, "Robert D. Barber Research."

Eva Bares

F, #11272, b. 29 June 1865, d. 18 June 1944
Last Edited=2 Nov 2014
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth29 June 1865Eva Bares was born on 29 June 1865 at Wisconsin, United States.1
Marriagecirca 1883She married Peter Virnig circa 1883.2
Death18 June 1944Eva Bares died on 18 June 1944 at Minnesota, United States, at age 78.1
BurialJune 1944She was buried in June 1944 at Saint Johns Cemetery in Lastrup, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.1

Census and Residence

Census Year and Role of the IndividualName of the Head of HouseholdLocation
Census1940, mother-in-lawWalter Volney Randall2 April 1940, 611 3rd Street SE, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States3

Child of Eva Bares and Peter Virnig

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 29487693.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 29487692.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Margaret Barinet

F, #58
Last Edited=21 Oct 1994
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Marriage1817Margaret Barinet married Truman Abraham Warren, son of Lyman B. Warren and Mercy Whipple, in 1817.

Children of Margaret Barinet and Truman Abraham Warren

Marguerite Bariot (Barriault)1

F, #857, b. circa 1725, d. 17 December 1805
Last Edited=5 Dec 2010
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birthcirca 1725Marguerite Bariot (Barriault) was born circa 1725.
Marriagecirca 1745She married Alexis Brault, son of François Brault and Marie Comeau, circa 1745 at Grand-Pré, Acadia, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
Death17 December 1805Marguerite Bariot (Barriault) died on 17 December 1805 at L'Acadie, Saint-Jean, Québec, Canada.

Children of Marguerite Bariot (Barriault) and Alexis Brault

Citations

  1. [S18] Northwest Territory Canadian & French Heritage Center (Minnesota Genealogical Society), "NWTC & FHC."

Mary Barker1

F, #1659, b. 13 March 1686/87, d. 30 December 1718
Last Edited=21 Oct 1994
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth13 March 1686/87Mary Barker was born on 13 March 1686/87.
Marriage18 October 1706She married Reverend Joshua Winsor, son of Reverend Samuel Winsor and Mercy Williams, on 18 October 1706.1
Death30 December 1718Mary Barker died on 30 December 1718 at age 31.

Family: Mary Barker and Reverend Joshua Winsor

Citations

  1. [S80] Bertha Williams and Weeden, Harriett Wood Anthony, Roger Williams of Providence, page 105.

Earl L. Barlow

M, #12255, b. 6 May 1910, d. 9 October 1979
Last Edited=20 Feb 2015
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Events and Notes

EventDatePlace
Birth6 May 1910Earl L. Barlow was born on 6 May 1910.1
Marriage8 August 1936He married Verle Louise Welter, daughter of Nicholas Matthew Welter and Ila Leota Andrus, on 8 August 1936 at Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States.2
Death9 October 1979Earl L. Barlow died on 9 October 1979 at Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at age 69.1

Family: Earl L. Barlow and Verle Louise Welter

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Oregon State Library; Oregon Death Indexes, 1971-2008.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004.