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Samuel Bowman
Mallory Twp.

Samuel Bowman, farmer and hotel-keeper, son of George and Charlotte (Lawowall) Bowman, natives of Northampton County, Pa., was born in that State and educated. On April 12, 1867, he came to Iowa, and bought a farm of 345 acres on section 35, Jefferson Township, and eighty acres on section 14, Mallory Township. He has followed farming and still carries on that business, although for four years past he has been keeping hotel in Osterdock. He built the hotel-building which he still owns, and also owns four other houses and lots in the village. He lived in Mallory Township on his farm until he came to Osterdock. In 1841 he married Catherine, daughter of John and Susan (Workhizer) Learn, natives of Monroe County, Pa., where they died. By this union there are eight children-- James, born Aug. 27, 1842, married, and living in Mallory Township; Emanuel, born Dec. 22, 1844, married, and living near his father; Emeline, line born Feb. 14, 1846, wife of Peter Noack, of Jefferson Township; Mary Magdeline, born Jan. 11, 1848, wife of John L. Hensal of Mallory Township; Lyman (deceased), born May 29, 1850; Phiannah (deceased), born April 20, 1854; Loriannah, born July 14, 1856, wife of Scott Guinn, living in Mallory Township; Hannah Charlotte, born July 7, 1858, wife of John Brown, living in Mallory Township, Mr. Bowman has held several of the township offices, the duties of which he faithfully performed. He votes the Democratic ticket. He has been a very successful business man, and has accumulated a fine competency to enjoy in his declining years.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 914-915
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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