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John Squire Bowers
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1825
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1908
Upper Sandusky
Wyandot County
Ohio, USA

JOHN S. BOWERS, born April 4, 1825, is a son of Henry and Martha (Pool) Bowers, and a native of Richland County, Ohio. His parents natives of New Jersey and Pennsylvania respectively, and early settlers Richland County, having moved to that locality before their marriage, and when there were but three or four buildings in what is now the flourishing city of Mansfield. His father was a hatter by trade, but subsequently turned his attention to farming. He closed his earthly career January 1, 1874, his wife having preceded him about twelve years. John S. Bowers grow to manhood in his native county. He obtained a fair education in the district schools, and later engaged in farming on his father's land, and rented tracts till his twenty-fifth year. In 1849, he came to this county, and purchased fifty acres of his present farm in the spring of 1850. It was then covered with a dense growth of timber, which by long years of toil Mr. Bowers has succeeded in clearing away, now having one of the must pleasant, healthful and desirable locations in the township. He has added to his original purchase till he now owns 140 acres valued at $80 to $85 per acre. Bowers has always been quite successful in his farming pursuits; has dealt more or less in stock, and usually keeps good grades. He was married, April 25, 1850, to Mary Mower, who was born near Chambersburg, Penn., January 4, 1828, being a daughter of George and Mary(Crider) Mower, natives of Pennsylvania and of German parentage. Her father dying first; her mother survived till January, 1883, in her ninety second year, having retained her faculties to a remarkable degree. Mr. and Mrs. Bowers have eight children-May, wife of Myron Case, of Eden Township; Lorena, wife of Elzie Carter, of Upper Sandusky; Londes M., a teacher, now pursuing his studies at the Normal School at Ada; Newton M., an extensive farmer in Dakota; Mattie, a teacher; Franz Sigel, Virgil and Floy, at home. Mrs. Bowers has established quite a profitable business in rearing fine blooded poultry, keeping some extra qualities of bronze turkeys, light Brahma, Plymouth Rock and Leghorn chickens. She has already shipped large quantities of eggs to various parts of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Mr. Bowers is a strong adherent to Republican principles.
(History of Wyandot County (1884) p. 570-571) 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Sibia Bowers (1796 - 1873)
  Martha Pool Bowers (1803 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary E Mower Bowers (1828 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  Alice May Bowers Case (1851 - 1921)*
  Lorena Bowers Carter (1854 - 1928)*
  Londes Mower Bowers (1856 - 1938)*
  Newton M Bowers (1858 - 1886)*
  Martha E Bowers (1859 - 1884)*
  Floy Bowers (1872 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Squire Bowers (1825 - 1908)
  Stephen F Bowers (1827 - 1861)*
  Eliza E Bowers Snover (1832 - 1916)*
  William James Bowers (1837 - 1871)*
  Mary J. Bowers Gregg (1839 - 1911)*
  Harvey W Bowers (1846 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Upper Sandusky
Wyandot County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot J, Section 31
 
Created by: Mel & Janet
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
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John Squire Bowers
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John Squire Bowers
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