Jacob Bowman
(1814-1885)
Margaret Jane Giffen
(1819-1892)
Martha J. Bowman
(1843-1906)

 

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Martha J. Bowman 1 2 3

  • Born: 14 Oct 1843, , , PA 1 3
  • Died: 19 Dec 1906, North Liberty, Johnson, IA at age 63 3
  • Buried: North Liberty: Ridgewood Cemetery, Johnson, IA 3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 2 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. 1 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 Iowa State Census census in 1885 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 4 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.

4. She appeared on the Iowa State Census census in 1895 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 5 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."

5. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 6 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.

6. Occupation: Martha J. Was a school teacher who named the town North Liberty. In North Liberty, Johnson, IA.


Sources


1 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.

2 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.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43219815.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.



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