sin where he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Black. After years of hard work on the farm Mr. and Mrs. Baker removed to Tekamah where they now reside enjoying the fruits of their toil.
AUSTIN HAZLETON GATES was born November 8th, 1833, at Marilla, Erie county, New York. From there he removed to Illinois and in September, 1856, removed to Burt county, Nebraska, settling in Arizona township. In 1863 he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry and served one year. In 1889 Mr. Gates sold his Burt county interests and removed to Forest Grove, Washington county, Oregon, where he now resides. He was united in marriage April 17th, 1858, to Barbara A. Giltner.
JONATHAN LYDICK was born January 9th, 1827, in Knox county, Ohio. In 1845 he accompanied his parents upon their removal to Jefferson county, Iowa. In 1856 Mr. Lydick came to Burt county, Nebraska, but returned to Iowa and stayed there that winter coming back here in the spring of 1857 and has been a continuous resident since that time, still residing on the claim where he first stopped in 1856. Mr. Lydick never married. For two and one-half years after coming here his youngest sister was his housekeeper.
Then he and his brother Hiram kept bachelor hall until the latter's marriage. Mr. Lydick's mother and sister then came from Iowa and lived with him for over a year since which time he has made his home with tenants who live on his farm. He has accumulated wealth and supervises and controls many hundred acres of Burt's best land.
GEORGE A. ROCK was born November 20th, 1830, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania. In 1847 he removed to Jefferson county, Iowa, and in 1858 to his present farm home in Arizona township, this county. He has followed farming as a livelihood and has a nicely improved and comfortable home. Mr. Rock has al-