Elza A. Baker
"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
ELZA A. BAKER, residing on his valuable farm of 143 acres, which is located in Perry township, Shelby county, O., was born in this township, October 33, 1883, and is a son of Martin and Christena (Smith) Baker. Martin Baker was a well known farmer in Perry township for many years, his death occurring in February, 1909. His widow and their three children all survive, she being a resident of Jackson Center, O. The family consisted of one daughter and two sons: Ida, who is the wife of Cory Hoak; Oria A., a farmer and business man at Port Jefferson, and Elza A.
Elza A. Baker secured a public school education and then assisted his father until he was twenty-two years of age, when he rented land in Logan county for one year. He then returned to the home farm, which he inherited at his father's death, and which had been the home of his parents for twenty-four years. He carries on general farming and does considerable business in the way of buying and selling stock, and is generally looked upon as one of the township's successful farmers and progressive citizens.
On December 29, 1905, Mr. Baker was married to Miss Guernie LeFevre, a daughter of Jacob and Dulcina (Line) LeFevre, who formerly were prominent farming people of this county. They had the following children: Edward, William, .and James; Warren, who is deceased; Alice, who is the wife of Alien Baker; Minnie, who is the wife of Late Vester: Guernie. who is the wife of Elsa A. Baker; and Cora, who is the wife of Samuel Ritter. Mr. and Mrs. Baker have two children: Ruth Estella and Pauline Edith. Mr. and Mrs. Baker attend the Disciples church. He is independent in his political attitude. Fraternally he is connected with the Knights of Pythias at Maplewood and the Knights of Khorasan at Sidney.