BAUM, Michael, S., miller and ice dealer, was born in Dauphin county, Pa., August 5, 1845. His grandfather, John Baum was born in Lancaster county, and was a farmer. He married a Miss Baum. Their children were five in number : Michael, Benjamin, Martha, and Sarah, both deceased, and Daniel. He came to Dauphin county at an early date and purchased the Locust Grove Hotel near Oberlin, which he carried on for many years.
Michael Baum, father of Michael S., was born in January, 1811. He was educated in the public schools and when a young man learned the business of milling, which he followed for about twenty-five years; he afterwards engaged in farming. He took an active part in politics in connection with the Republican party. In 1832 he married Sarah, daughter of George Smith, of Dauphin county, by whom he had eight children : John, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Reider; Samuel, married Miss Elizabeth Stookey; Sarah, wife of John Cassel; Michael S.; George, deceased; Isaac, died at the age of eight years; Ann, wife of George Bell; Mary, married first to John Besehover, the second time to William Umberger.
Michael S. received his education in the public schools of this county. He learned the milling business when a young man, and has continued it up to the present time. He is also a dealer in ice. In 1866 he married Miss Susan, daughter of Joseph and Cordelia (Smith) Keeper, of Dauphin county. They have eight children, seven of whom are living : Joseph, born May 18, 1868, married Jennie Plouse, of Hummelstown, has one child; Simon Michael, born October 28, 1870, married Miss Barbara Hoffer, of Dauphin county, has one child ; Cordelia, born July 28, 1872, died January 27, 1874 ; Sarah Ann, born June 14 1873, wife of Harry Strickler, of Clifton, has one child ; Emma, born September 23, 1875, wife of Morris Reider, son of Jocob Reider ; Homer, born August 14, 1877, living at home ; Susan, born November 2, 1882, living at home.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
Transcribed by Ronald Singerris@vicon.net for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project
Date of Transcription: 08 March, 2001
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