Henry Baker founded Bakersville, PA. He was the son of Philip Baker who came to the U.S. from Germany Sept. 30, 1747. Philip married Catharine Kooken and they had nine children. One of them was Henry.
Henry married Eve Young they had 14 children.
This is what I have from records my 91 year old mother has.
About Henry Baker (According to the records from W. Henry Baker d. June 22, 1934.)
Born on Sept. 29, 1786 and died in 1870. He married Eve Young- born Sept.21 1789. she died on May ll, 1869. Henry was the founder of Bakersville, PA. Henry Frick and Andrew Carnegie were his friends. They would often visit him at his farm. Henry owned Bakerville House. It was a stopover for stage coaches and anyone travelling over the mountains. He served meals and had sleeping accomodations for the travellers. Since there were no banks in Bakersville, Henry would keep silver coins in a baskets and store them in the attic of his home. Henry owned a distillery on their property. He would deliver the whiskey by the wagon load east and west. Hnery gave each of his children a farm from his acreage and donated the land for the church and cemetery at Bakersville.
If you want names of all of his children or the names of all of his brothers and sisters, I have them. Lhoke@ut.edu
Henry was my GGGGG grandfather