History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884
George Baxter Biography
George Baxter, son of George Baxter, Sr., was born in Bouxwiller, Alsace, France, July 10, 1842; came to Erie with his father's family in the latter part of 1854. George Baxter, Sr., was a native of Bouxwiller, Alsace, France; he was married, in his native country, to Miss Catherine Anna Hans, by whom he had 7 children, 5 of whom survive, viz.: Frederick, married to Mary Anna, daughter of Jacob Guckes, Esq., of Erie, July 11, 1867, have had the following children - Frederick Edward, Jacob, Catherine Louisa, Emil, George, Philip, Anna, Margaret Mary, deOeased, and Anna Mary; George, married Frances Lichteinger, of Erie, Sept. 5, 1878, have 2 children - John George and George; Edward, married, in Erie, June 21, 1883, Elizabeth Leib, have one child - an infant; Charles, married, in Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1868, Miss Priscilla, daughter of George and Ann Jerman, have 4 children - Clara Anna, Charles Edward; Emma P. and Edward Wilmont; Henry, married, in Erie, April 9, 1874, Miss Mary Anna, daughter of Jacob Newbauer, who died Nov. 19, 1875; he re-married, in Erie, May 2, 1878, Miss Margaret, daughter of John Hartleb, have had 2 children - John Henry and Rudolph H., deceased.
George Baxter is the recognized head of the firm of George Baxter & Bros., and to his supervision and financial ability the success of the concern is mainly due. He has been a member of the City Council, and was elected in 1882 a member of the City School Board, which office he now holds.
Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884
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