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Mary Baker & Joseph Keirle of Somerset and Illinois, USA

Journal by Julie07

MARY BAKER was the daughter of Joseph Baker and Betsey nee Pitman, and granddaughter of William Pitman and Mary nee raison of South Petherton, Somerset, England.
Mary was christened on July 8th 1832 at South Petherton. She married Job Keirle in 1852 at St Marylebone, Middlesex, England. Job was born March 20th 1827 in Othery, Somerset.
Mary and Job left for America in about 1881 with most of their family, and stayed there.

Mary died in Illinois, USA, after 1891. Job died July 1895 in Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, Illinois.

They had the following children:
Gilbert born 3rd June 1853 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Married Emma Reader , born October 3rd 1848 in Dorset, England. Died February 3rd 1924 of heart failure at a St Louis hospital.
Annie born 1859 at Bridgwater, Somerset
Florence born December 1859 in Somerset. Married William Graham in 1883 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.
Bertha Ada born December 28th 1861 in Somerset
Henry born 1867
William born 1869 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Rose Kate born February 4th 1872 at Bristol, Gloucestershire. Married Stephen R. Ridgley June 30th 1897 in Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, Illinois. Rose died March 19th 1948.
Lilly Susan born 1873 at Bristol


1861 census shows Job and Mary Keirle nee Baker living at Axbridge, Somerset.
They have their children Gilbert, age 7, Mary E, age 5, Floritt E, age 3, and Floritt age 1, with them.
They also have Mary?s sister, Susan Baker living with them.

1881 English census shows Mary and Job as living at 69 Lower Ashley Road, St James & Paul, Bristol.
Job ? occupation general haulier.
Mary - wife
And daughters
Florence age 21, a tailoress born Axbridge.
Bertha age 19, a tassel maker born Axbridge.
Annie age 17, a dressmaker born Bristol, Gloucestershire.
Rosa age 9, born Bristol (actually registered as Rose Kate Keirle)
Lilly age 7, born Bristol
And sons
Henry age 14, an errand boy born Bristol
William age 12, born Bristol

A Biographical sketch shows Gilbert Keirle, son of Job and Mary, lived at Bunker Hill, Illinois. He left for America age 18, long before his parents arrived there. The sketch can be found on or type in ?Gilbert Keirle? in google search. This also shows a site where you can find his death certificate.

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by alykat on 2008-09-25 22:55:18

I am a descendant of Mary and Job. My father was Gordon Keirle originally of Alton, IL, a great grandson of Mary and Job. I would love to help you fill in some of the blanks. I have a public tree on ancestry for the Keirle Family. It still needs lots of work and you have helped fill in some of the English side especially for Pitman and Baker. We knew very little of the origination of the famly as Cheddar and Bristol were always mentioned. Then, 25 ro so years ago, someone sent the Keirle Family Bible to my great aunt who passed it on to me. That's where we first saw the word Othery. By looking in the IGI of the LDS, we learned that Othery was a village and I eventually was able to acquire maps of the Somerset area and locate it. (Obviously that was long before internet!)

by Julie07 on 2008-09-26 23:07:57

I have sent you a private email.
I don't have much on Kierle's but we can cross reference what we do have. That'd be great. I could only get as far as Otto, Frank and Albert's children. I found a bit on Mary's brother Henry Baker and a photo of his grave in Macoupin, also a death cert copy for Gilbert Kierle, and biographical sketches on Gilbert Kierle and Henry Baker. Most of my research was on the Baker and Pitman families. Would like to share info.

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