|A convincing 1900 Census record?|
I'm convinced his father's name is Michael Baker and his mother was Barbara Fries. A wedding record of him and one for his sister are the keys to the proof. I wish there were more, though.
I keep hoping that someone else holds some more keys. I just need to find them and convince them to share.
My research shows he had two sisters that came to Germany with him and his mother. One was Lizzie and the other was Lena. Barbara, his mother, had married Jacob Albert before coming to America in 1884. There were several Albert children, half brothers and sisters to Andrew.
The Albert cousins have been located and are convinced. They don't have any more than me, though.
The Baker cousins have been hard to bring around. What they have or don't have hasn't been shaken loose.
Lizzie married a Luebke, a Perger, and a Carson. She died in Cleveland in 1941 and is buried in an unmarked grave at Calvary Cemetery there.
Lena I've never found.
Lizzie had at least one child with Fritz Luebke. Their daughter Cora had four children. However, all of them passed on without bearing children. No relatives, thus, survive.
Fritz' son Frederick may have also been Lizzie's son. He was born before Fritz and Lizzie were married so uncertainty abounds. No birth record or baptismal record has been found to put the blood line to rest.
Though Frederick has several offspring, the offspring haven't researched their family roots or, at least, reached the same conclusions as me.
I contacted one who, initially, was intrigued by the connection. His intrigue went away quickly, though, and I count him as now unconvinced.
Here's the data:
Multiple records tie Lizzie Baker to Barbara Fries and, thus, Michael Baker.
That same Lizzie was living with her son, or at least step son, Frederick Luebke in the 1900 Census next door to Barbara Fries and her second husband after Michael Baker died, Jacob Albert. Next door!
When Frederick died, one of his sons witnessed the death certificate and noted his mother as "Elizabeth Unknown." At least he acknowledged Elizabeth though.
I wonder out loud. What's that one more thing I need to convince the unconvinced?