John Bowerman

M, b. 1 March 1840, d. 17 January 1912
Father*Peter Bowerman b. 24 Apr 1803, d. 16 Sep 1885
Mother*Anna Shaffstall b. 21 Jun 1810, d. 2 Mar 1879
John & Rebecca Bowerman
     John was born on Sunday, 1 March 1840 at Bloom Township, Seneca County, Ohio. He was the son of Peter Bowerman and Anna Shaffstall. John married Harriet Cornelia Holden in 1862 at Indiana. John's wife, Harriet, died before 1866 in Indiana, leaving him a widower. John married 2nd Rebecca Snyder in 1866 at New York. 24 August 1870, John and his wife, Rebecca, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census at Prairie Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Enumerated in this household were John Bowerman [30 Ohio], his wife: Rebecca [24 Ohio], children: Henry [6 Indiana], Laura [2 Indiana], & Elizabeth [1 Indiana].1 5 June 1880, John and his wife, Rebecca, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census at Berrien Township, Berrien County, Michigan. Enumerated in this household were John Bowerman [40 Ohio], his wife: Rebecca [35 Ohio], children: A. Laura [12 Indiana], Elizabeth [11 Indiana], Emma [7 Indiana], Ida [6 Indiana], William [3 Indiana], & Arvilla [3/12 Michigan].2 13 June 1900, John and his wife, Rebecca, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census at 602 St. Joseph Street, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan. Enumerated in this household were John Bowerman [Mar 1840 - 60 Ohio], his wife: Rebecca [Jan 1845 - 55 Ohio], children: Ariella [Feb 1880 -20 Michigan], & Pearl [August 1883 - 16 Michigan], at They were married 33 years with 7 children, all living. Ariella & Pearl were noted a knitting machine operators.3 15 April 1910, John and his wife, Rebecca, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census at 298 Barrett Street, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan. Enumerated in this household were John Bowerman [70 Ohio] & his wife: Rebecca [65 Ohio]. They had been married 44 years with 7 children, all living.4 John departed this life on Wednesday, 17 January 1912 at Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, at age 71 years, 10 months and 16 days of Lagrippe.5 John was laid to rest in the Niles Cemetery, Niles Township, Berrien County, Michigan. His stone read 1840-1912.

Family 1

Harriet Cornelia Holden d. b 1866
John & Harriet had one child, Henry B. [1863][m. Almeda & 2nd Ida]. 

Family 2

Rebecca Snyder b. Jan 1845, d. 1918
John & Rebeca had children: Laura Ann [1868][m. Asa Matthews], Elizabeth J. [1869][m. Wesley Bennett], Emma [1863], Ida [1874][m. William Adams], William [6/__/1877][m. Minnie], Arvilla [2/__/1880]m. Frank Bleasby] & Pearl [8/__/1883][m. Jake Weiser & 2nd Ralph Witmore]. 

Citations

  1. [S676] 1870 United States Federal Census: Kosciusko County, Indiana - Sheet 26, line 2 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  2. [S677] 1880 United States Federal Census: Berrien County, Michigan - Enumeration District 3, sheet 8, line 36 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  3. [S679] 1900 United States Federal Census: Berrien County, Michigan - Enumeration District 71, sheet 17, line 92 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  4. [S680] 1910 United States Federal Census: Berrien County, Michigan - Enumeration Distroct 82, sheet 1a, line 13 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  5. [S396] Death Record: Berrien County, Michigan Death Records - Volume C: page 298 - John Bowerman d. January 17, 1912 age 71.10.19 years, married, b. Ohio, shoemaker, cause: Lagrippe. - (transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy).