Jacob Bowman
(1814-1885)
Margaret Jane Giffen
(1819-1892)
Mary Ellen Bowman
(1853-1934)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jonathan William Beecher

Mary Ellen Bowman 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1853, Penn Twp., Johnson, IA 2 5
  • Marriage (1): Jonathan William Beecher on 20 Feb 1907 in Webster, Keokuk, IA 1
  • Died: 18 Jun 1934, Iowa City, Johnson, IA at age 81 6
  • Buried: North Liberty: Ridgewood Cemetery, Johnson, IA

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 7 The 1850 census recorded Jacob Bowman, 36, living with wife Margaret, 31; Martha J., 6; Catharine, 4; and John, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except John in Iowa.

2. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 5 The 1870 census recorded Jacob Bowman, farmer, 56, living with wife Margaret, 51; Martha J., 25; John, 22; and Mary Ellen, 17. John and Mary Ellen were born in Iowa, the others in Pennsylvania. The post office was North Liberty.

3. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 8 The 1880 census recorded Jacob Bowman, farmer, 65, living with wife Margaret J., 60; Martha J., single, 35; Ellen M., single, 26. Also in the home is Johnthen Beecher, servant and laborer, 21. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Ellen was born in Iowa.

4. She appeared on the Iowa State Census census in 1885 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 9 The 1885 Iowa State Census recorded Jacob Bowman, farmer, 70, living with wife Margaret J., 65; Martha, single, 41; Ellen, single, 28; and John Beecher, laborer, single, 25.

5. She appeared on the Iowa State Census census in 1895 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 10 The 1895 Iowa State Census recorded Martha J. Bowman, single, 51 heading a household shared by Mary E. Bowman, single, 42; and John Beecher, farmer, single, 35. Mary E. was born in Johnson County, Iowa, and the others in Pennsylvania. The ladies were listed as "Lutheran" and John as "United Evangelical."

6. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 11 The 1900 census recorded the household of Martha J. Bowman, farmer, 57, born Oct 1843, living with her sister, M. Ellen Bowman, farmer, 47, Jan 1853; and boarder Johnathan W. Beecher, farmer, 41, Apr 1859; and boarder Samuel Katzemyer, farm laborer, 22. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except M. Ellen was born in Iowa and Sam's parents were born in Germany.

7. William and Mary obtained a marriage license on 20 Feb 1907 in Webster, Keokuk, IA. 1 groom's name: Jonathan William Beecher
groom's birthplace: Cumberland Co., Penn.
bride's name:Mary Ellen Bowman
bride's birth date: 1854
bride's birthplace: Johnson Co., Iowa
bride's age: 53
marriage date: 20 Feb 1907
marriage place: Webster, Keokuk Co., Iowa
groom's father's name:Peter Beecher
groom's mother's name:Catharine Altland
bride's father's name:Jacob Bowman
bride's mother's name:Margaret Jane Giffen
groom's marital status: Single
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's marital status: Single
indexing project (batch) number:M00069-0
system origin: Iowa-VR
source film number: 1005844
reference number: 2:3L6Z8DS

8. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 2 Johnathan Bucher [indexed in census as Bucher but handwriting is Beecher], occupation "own income", 57, was married for 2 years to wife Mary E., 57. She had given birth to no children by 1910. He was born in Pennsylvania, his father in England, and his mother in Pennsylvania. She was born in Iowa, her parents in Pennsylvania.

9. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 12 J. W. Beecher, occupation "none", 62, was living with wife M. E., 66. He was born in Pennsylvania, his father in England, and his mother in Pennsylvania. She was born in Iowa, her parents in Pennsylvania.

10. She appeared on the census in 1925 in North Liberty, Johnson, IA. 13 The 1925 Iowa State Census recorded John W. Beecher, 67, living with wife Ellen, 71. His mother was listed as Kathrine Altland and his father as Peter Beecher. Her mother was Margaret Gifin and father Jacob Bowman.

11. She appeared on the census in 1930 in North Liberty, Johnson, IA. 14 The 1930 census recorded owning a $1000 home at 36 George Street: Ellen B. Beecher, widowed, 77, born in Iowa, her parents from Pennsylvania.


Mary married Jonathan William Beecher, son of Peter Beecher Jr. and Catharine Altland, on 20 Feb 1907 in Webster, Keokuk, IA.1 (Jonathan William Beecher was born on 3 Apr 1857 in , Cumberland, PA,15 died on 21 Aug 1929 in North Liberty, Johnson, IA 4 16 and was buried in North Liberty: Ridgewood Cemetery, Johnson, IA.)


Sources


1 Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJ25-LJX Jonathan William Beecher and Mary Ellen Bowman, 20 Feb 1907.

2 1910 United States Census, Iowa, Johnson County, Penn Township, Series: T624 Roll: 408 Page: 277.

3 Records of Karyl Bonnett.

4 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 27 Aug 1929, page 10. Obituary of John W. Beecher.

5 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MHWN-NBK Jacob Bowman, Iowa, United States; citing p. 4, family 28, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545899.

6 FamilySearch.org, Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/QK2H-4F16 Mary Ellen Beecher, 1934.

7 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M4XY-DNC Jacob Bowman, Penn, Johnson, Iowa, United States; citing family 2, NARA microfilm publication M432.

8 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MH48-XL5 Jacob Bowman, Penn, Johnson, Iowa, United States; citing sheet 59A, NARA microfilm publication T9.

9 Iowa State Census, 1885. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/14N6-TFJ Jacob Bowman, Penn, Johnson, Iowa; citing p. , , Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm.

10 Iowa State Census, 1895. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MCG-PTHW Martha J Bowman, Johnson, Iowa, United States; citing p. 482, 1895, History Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1020201.

11 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/1TB5-WT8 Mar* J Bowman, Penn Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 27, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240440.

12 1920 United States Census, Iowa, Johnson County, Penn Township, Series: T625 Roll: 496 Page: 249.

13 Iowa State Census, 1925. Johnson County, North Liberty. John W. Beecher.

14 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Penn, Johnson, Iowa; Roll: 662; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0027; Image: 4.0; FHL microfilm: 2340397.

15 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Carroll Township, Series: M432 Roll: 805 Page: 412.

16 FamilySearch.org, Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVJP-JM1Y Jonathan W Beecher, 1929.



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