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BOMGARDNER, Peter Franklin


Posted By: Linda Stewart (email)
Date: 8/28/2004 at 18:35:55

P. F. {Peter Franklin} BOMGARDNER, section 20, Howard Township, postoffice Warsaw, is a native of the Buckeye State, born in Gallia County, September 10, 1837, a son of Jacob and Wealthy (GLENN) BOMGARDNER, also natives of Ohio. He remained in his native county until eighteen years of age, and was educated in the common schools of his township. In the spring of 1856 he accompanied his parents to Putnam County, Missouri, where he lived until 1861, and in the spring of that year went to Knox County, Illinois, making his home there until the fall of 1864. He then returned to Putnam County, Missouri, and lived fourteen years, and in the fall of 1878 moved from his farm in Missouri to Wayne County, Iowa, and settled on the farm where he now lives in Howard Township. His homestead contains 100 acres of good land under a high state of cultivation and well improved, his residence and farm buildings being among the best in the township. Mr. BOMGARDNER was married December 5, 1861, to Miss Susan E. MOLER, of Knox County, Illinois, a daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth (SHUMAKER) MOLER. To them have been born seven children - Mary E., born September 28, 1862; William F., February 13, 1864; Armena M., April 29, 1866; Lewis J., October 20, 1869; John E., September 18, 1871; Clarence, June 27, 1878; Asher D., May 11, 1881. The eldest daughter, Mary E., was married in the fall of 1880 to A. T.{Andrew Thomas} STEWART, of Johnston {sic} County, Missouri, and in the fall of 1883 moved to Cheyenne County, Nebraska, where they now live on their farm of 320 acres. They have two children - Ethel Grace and Clarence Curtis. William F. also went to the above named State and county in the spring of 1884 and afterward took a homestead of 160 acres, also timber claim of 160 acres, making 320 acres. Armena Minerva was married in the fall of 1884 to W. W.{Willis Wilburn} BLANCHARD, of Lewisburgh, Wayne County, Iowa, one of Wayne County's best school teachers. They shortly after their marriage moved to Smith County, Kansas, where they now reside on their farm of 160 acres. The other three children are at home with their parents. Clarence died July 13, 1880. P. F. BOMGARDNER and wife and two daughters with their husbands are members of the Christian church. Mr. BOMGARDNER having been an elder in said church for about eighteen years.

Source: Biographical and Historical Record of
Wayne and Appanoose Counties {Iowa} P-394
Interstate Publishing Co.
Note: Items in {brackets} added by submitter for clarification.


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