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  • ID: I078954
  • Name: Martin BAER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1772 in York Co, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 1842
  • Reference Number: 78954
  • Note: Martin Baer was born in York County, Pennsylvania in 1774. At the time when he was a young man, real estate in Pennsylvania, especially in the older counties, became so high in price that the majority of farmer's sons who wished to follow their paternal calling, were not in a financial position to procure a farm for themselves, hence the desire to seek homes elsewhere. This caused young Martin to make a journey to Canada to see the country before he would move here. In the summer of 1800 he arrived at old Joseph Schčorg's who had located on the Grand River, opposite Doon, a few months previously. Finding the nature of the country, soil, timbers, and waters even beyond his expectations, he decided to settle here and immediately selected a tract of land (Now in possession of Anson Groh) situated between Preston and Hespeler, of which he cleared several acres and erected a small log house thereon, then returned to Pennsylvania. Early in spring, 1801, he in company with his wife and others, moved to Canada, and upon their arrival here each party settled on the locations made the year previously. In a few years nearly all these early settlers had comfortable homes. Old Mr. Martin Baer was an ordained minister of the Mennonite Church. He was one of the first that was ordained in this county (Ordained in 1808 by Bishop Moyer of the Twenty). He was married to Catharine, daughter of Abraham and Anna (Hunsicker) Gingerich. They had a family of thirteen Children. [Eby Book 1895]

    Father: Michael BAER b: 1749 in York Co, Pennsylvania
    Mother: UNKNOWN

    Marriage 1 Catherine GINGRICH b: 1783
      1. Has Children John G BAER b: 1804 in Preston, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      2. Has No Children Elizabeth G BAER b: 1805
      3. Has Children Nancy G BAER b: 1807
      4. Has No Children Michael G BAER b: 1809
      5. Has Children David BAER b: 24 NOV 1810
      6. Has No Children Abraham G BAER b: 1812
      7. Has Children Salome G BAER b: 1814
      8. Has No Children Martin G BAER b: 1815
      9. Has No Children Catherine G BAER b: 1817
      10. Has No Children George G BAER b: 1819
      11. Has Children Leah G BAER b: 1821
      12. Has Children Susannah BAER b: 1822
      13. Has No Children Rachel G BAER b: 1825
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