History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884
Isaac Baker Biography
Isaac Baker, of the firm of Baker, Ostheimer & Co., clothiers and merchant tailors, Erie, was born in Baden, Germany, Aug. 22, 1846. In 1848, he came to America with his parents, Bernhard and Barbara Baker, who first located in Girard, Erie Co., but subsequently settled in this city.
Their family consists of Isaac, Henry and Emma, wife of Jacob Ostheimer, of the above firm.
The subject of our sketch was reared to his father's business, merchandising, and at seventeen was admitted a member of the firm. Besides engaging actively and profitably in this business, he has also engaged in real estate transactions.
He was married in N. Y. City to Bertha Einhorn, also a native of Germany. They have 2 sons and 3 daughters - Clara, Alfred, Bella, Eddie and Florence.
The family are members of the Jewish Synagogue. Mr. Baker is a member of the Harugari; he has always been interested in the development of the social and industrial life of this city.
Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884
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