This well known grain buyer and manager of the elevator in Hamler, Henry county, is a native of Germany, born April
9, 1859, a son of Conrad and Mary (Mahnke) Baden. The mother died in that country, but the father is still living.
The public schools of his native land afforded our subject his educational privileges, and in that country he continued
to reside until fifteen years of age. He then crossed the Atlantic with the hope of bettering his financial condition
in the New World. where he believed better opportunities were afforded young men for advancement.
Since coming to America Mr. Baden has made his home in Henry county, for the first two years being employed on
a farm in Freedom township. During the following year he worked as a laborer on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad,
and then served as foreman on a section for about twelve years. On leaving the employ of the railroad in January,
1890, he located in Hamler, where he embarked in merchandising, and in connection with that business also had charge
of the elevator. Since August. 1893, he has given his entire attention to the grain business, and in this undertaking
is meeting with a well deserved success financially.
In Colgate. Henry county. February to. 1883. Mr. Baden was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Wilding, also a native
of Germany, and to them have been born eight children, two of whom are now deceased, dying at the ages of two years,
and eleven months, respectively. Those living are Mary, Henry, George, Amelia, Adolph and Hilda. The family have
a pleasant home in Hamler, which was erected by Mr. Baden. He is a prominent member of the German Lutheran Church,
and takes quite an active part in all Church work. Since casting his first vote he has supported the men and measures
of the Democratic party, and has served his fellow citizens as a member of the village council with credit to himself
and to their entire satisfaction.
Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Northwestern, Ohio Biographies
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