Anna Shaffstall1,2

F, b. 21 June 1810, d. 2 March 1879
Father*Solomon IM Shaffstall b. 5 Dec 1777, d. 4 Apr 1849
Mother*Catharina Haag b. 27 Apr 1783, d. 2 Aug 1858
Peter Bowerman with his children
     Anna was born on Thursday, 21 June 1810 at Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Solomon IM Shaffstall and Catharina Haag. On 16 September 1810, Anna was christened at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mifflin Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The sponsor of her christening was Miss Sussana Haag.3 She was often referred to as Nancy. Anna married Peter Bowerman, son of Johannes Bauerman and Frovina Veronica Keiter, circa 1829. She and Peter were blessed with 8 children. 26 September 1850, Anna and her husband, Peter, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census at Bloom Township, Seneca County, Ohio. Enumerated in this household were Peter Bowerman [46 Pennsylvania], his wife: Nancy [40 Pennsylvania]. children: Daniel [20 Pennsylvania], Michael [16 Ohio], Catharina [12 Ohio], John [10 Ohio], Henry [7 Ohio], Betsy [4 Ohio], Peter [3 Ohio], & William [6/12 Ohio].4 28 June 1860, Anna and her husband Peter were listed on the U.S. Federal Census at Salem Township, Stueben County, Indiana. Enumerated in this household were Peter Bowerman [54 Pennsylvania farmer], his wife: Nancy [50 Pennsylvania], children: John [20 Ohio], Henry [16 Ohio], Elizabeth [14 Ohio], Peter [12 Ohio], & William [10 Ohio].5 24 August 1870, Anna and her husband, Peter, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census at Prairie Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Enumerated in this household were Peter Bowerman [76 Pennsylvania], Sarah Shively [35 Pennsylvania], his wife: Ann [60 Pennsylvania], & William [20 Ohio][farm laborer].6 Anna departed this life on Sunday, 2 March 1879 at Berrien Township, Berrien County, Michigan, at age 68 years, 8 months and 9 days. She was age 69.8.7 years old. The cause of death was heart disease. Anna was laid to rest in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Berrien Township, Berrien County, Michigan.7

Family

Peter Bowerman b. 24 Apr 1803, d. 16 Sep 1885
Children

Citations

  1. [S217] St. John's Lutheran Church, Christening Records, page 43.
  2. [S212] State of Michigan, Berrien County, Michigan Death Records Death Records, page 78.
  3. [S685] Hoffman's Reformed Church Christening Records: 16 September 1810 - Anna, daughter of Solomon IM Schaffstall & Catharina & her sponsors: Sussana Haag [single].
  4. [S674] 1850 United States Federal Census: Seneca County, Ohio - page 525 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  5. [S675] 1860 United States Federal Census: Steuben County, Indiana - page 525 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  6. [S676] 1870 United States Federal Census: Kosciusko County, Indiana - Sheet 25, line 38 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  7. [S407] Tombstone Inscription: Maple Grove Cemetery: Nancy Ann Bowerman, wife of Peter, age 69 years.