IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

E. Bowman
Mallory Twp.

E. Bowman, general merchant, at Osterdock, son of S. and Catherine (Learn) Bowman, natives of Pennsylvania on dec. 22, 1844. In 1868 he married Mary, daughter of Stephen Aultman, of Pennsylvania. By this union there are five children-- Harry, born Feb. 2, 1871; Emma, Feb. 15, 1874; Charles, April 1, 1876; Lizzie, March 28, 1878; and the baby born April 2, 1882. Mr. B. votes the Democratic ticket. He embarked in the mercantile business in 1874; having plenty of capital he has been very successful and has built up a fine trade; he carries a stock of about $5,000 worth of general goods. He holds the position of express agent at Osterdock. Besides the above business he buyings all the wood in market, which he ships; he has over 3,000 cords on hand and as he pays good prices controls the market in this district.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 915
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


Return to Biographies Index