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William H. Mowers
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Birth: May 23, 1844
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1925
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA

William was born May 23, 1844, in Wisconsin. He was the son of Jacob Peter Mower, who is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire, WI. William's mother's name is not known at this time, as Jacob was married at least twice, and burial locations of the women have not been located.

Father and son served in the same unit during the civil war for a time. He died November 1, 1925, in Barron County, Wisconsin, aged 81 years, 5 months and 8 days, and was buried in the Mowers Family Plot in Evergreen Cemetery, Prairie Farm, Wisconsin. The Mowers family plot contains a "Mowers" headstone and two gravestones inscribed as follows: "William H. Mowers 1844 - 1925" and "Minnie Mowers 1865 - 1927."

William was married three times. In November 1867, he was united in marriage to Kate Trainer, who died in 1875. The 1870 Wisconsin census for Gilmanton lists Mowers, William (aged 26, farmer, born NY), Catherine (23, keeping house, born NY), and Ella (3, born WI). Ella does not appear on further census reports for William.

In June, 1880, he was united in marriage to Rosetta Loomis. They were granted a divorce February 26, 1885, in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.

On June 9, 1903, William was united in marriage to Minnie Dewey. This was her second marriage. On January 6, 1889, Minnie was united in marriage to John Newhouse. They received a divorce September 8, 1902, from the Circuit Court of Alcona County, Michigan.

William was a Civil War veteran who enlisted November 15, 1861, at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to serve three years as a Private in the 16th Wisconsin Infantry. On February 24, 1862, he was mustered into Federal service with Company G, to date from January 31, 1862, at Madison, Wisconsin.

On February 2, 1864, to date from January 3, 1864, William was mustered out of Federal service at Red Bone, Mississippi, in order to reenlist as a veteran volunteer. On the same day, to date from January 4, 1864, he was mustered back into Federal service with the same company and regiment and qualified for the $400.00 reenlistment bounty. At that time he was listed as a 20 year old, 5'8" tall farmer with fair hair, hazel eyes and a dark complexion, born in the state of Wisconsin.

On the muster roll of July/August, 1864, William was listed as absent on detached service in the Third Division Pioneer Corps, and carried as such through the muster roll of March/April, 1865. On May 1, 1865, he was promoted to Corporal. On July 12, 1865, he was mustered out of Federal service with Company G at Louisville, Kentucky. On the muster out roll it was noted that he was due $190.00 of his reenlistment bounty.

William moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, after his discharge, where he resided for about four years. In 1869, he moved Buffalo County, Wis., where he resided in Gilmanton and Mondovi, for thirty-one years. In 1900 he moved to Michigan, where he resided for two years. In 1902, he moved to Prairie Farm, Barron County, Wisconsin, where he lived out the rest of his days.

On July 28, 1888, William H. Mowers filed Application No. 666,167 for an Invalid Veteran's Pension which was approved under Certificate No. 433,588. At the time of his death he was drawing a pension of $72.00 per month. On November 14, 1925, Minnie Mowers filed Application No. 1,238,998 for a Widow's Pension, which was approved November 23, 1927. Both applications were filed from Wisconsin.

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 Parents:
  Jacob Peter Mower (1814 - 1910)
 
 Siblings:
  William H. Mowers (1844 - 1925)
  John Jay Mowers (1853 - 1936)*
  Charles Arthur Mowers (1856 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Prairie Farm
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Maintained by: Sandi K
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Apr 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7346498
William H. Mowers
Added by: John Christeson
 
William H. Mowers
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A Civil War veteran who served as a Corporal in Company G 16th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment.
- John Christeson
 Added: May. 27, 2009
 
 
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