History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884
John Baxter Biography
Capt. John J. Baxter, inspector of instruments and line repairer of the American Dist. Tel. Co., Erie, a brother of Geo. W. Baxter, was born in Utica, N.Y. He learned and followed blacksmithing until the breaking-out of the war, when he enlisted in Company I, 28th Mich. Vol. Inf., and served 2 years. After the war he came here and engaged in the carpentering business, which he followed 12 years. He assisted in organizing Company B, 16th Reg. Penn. Nat. Guards, and was subsequently elected its Captain.
He married, in Erie, Catherine Quien, of Erie, whose family came from Germany and settled here several years ago. This union has been blessed with 1 daughter and 2 sons - Annie S., Willie H., Gus. A. Mr. Baxter is an active member of the K. of P., and of the G.A.R., Post 67.
Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884
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