Springfield, Ohio

History and Genealogy


CORNELIUS BAKER, ex-Sheriff, Springfield. He was born in York Co., Penn., Sept.28, 1823; came to Clark Co., Ohio, in 1836, and settled in Springfield, where he sold goods until 1852; he then moved to the country and carried on farming for several years; during the war of the rebellion, he was appointed Enrolling Officer for German Township, and was Revenue Assessor six years. In 1872, he was elected Sheriff of Clark County, and served in said office four years, being re-elected in 1874. Mr. Baker is noted for his generosity and acts of kindness; he performed the duties of his official positions to the satisfaction of all, coming out of office without a stain upon his character.

From History of Clark County, Ohio, W.H. Beers & Co. 1881. Page 782