Ephraim J Baker was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on April 12, 1827. In 1850 he was living in East Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania as a laborer.
He married Almira Lefever in 1851, they had 2 children, Ephraim was a widower in 1861. His wife Almira died March 28, 1861.
He served in the Union for the state of Ohio during the Civil War from 1861-1865 after he returned home he married Susan Levers-Weiler on March 15, 1866. They had 5 children and moved to Michigan in 1885.
Physical description at age 37, height 5'7", complexion dark, eyes hazel, hair auburn, born Lancaster PA; occupation Engineer
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