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From: "Arthur H. Laube" <>
Subject: Daniel Bowser Part II
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 20:10:34 -0500
This file was sent to me by Don Bowman.
THE GENEALOGICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DANIEL BOWSER SR.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO
BY: Charles E. Martin
74 West Floyd Avenue,
Dayton, Ohio 45415
October 6, 1984
We know the following facts with respect to Daniel Bowser Sr., of
Montgomery County, Ohio.
1.Daniel and three of his sons, Daniel Jr., Philip and Henry appear on
the 1804 Tax List of Montgomery County, Ohio.
2.Daniel's date of birth has been placed circa 1750, and his date ofd
eath has been placed circa 1825 in Montgomery County, Ohio.
3.In Montgomery County, Ohio, Daniel was among the very early German
Baptists and he died with numerous descendants. By the work of Don Bowman
over many years family charts for Daniel and his identified children are
4. Daniel came from a German Baptist family and was reared in Pennsylvania
because in about 1770 Daniel married Anna Maria Wagoner, a daughter of
Philip Wagoner, a German Baptist in Pennsylvania, and as a mature man,
Daniel's daughter, Barbara, Elder David Bowman, in Pennsylvania.
5. Daniel was clearly a Pennsylvania-German, and we know he came from
Pennsylvania because he was included in the surviving tax lists of
Franktown Township of Bedford County for 1795, 1796 and 1797.* Franktown
Township since 1846 is now in Blair County and it is the site of Morrison's
Cove. It was there where probably Elder David Bowman married Daniel's
THE GENEALOGICAL PROBLEM
Given the foregoing specifications it is necessary to find a German
Baptist family in Pennsylvania, in Daniel's time frame that had an
established son named "Daniel".
Fortunately "BOWSER" in the varying spellings was not a common surname in
Pennsylvania and research was necessary with respect to only two families.
These families were (1) the family of Mathias Bowser of Paradise Township,
York County; and (2) the family of Daniel Bowser of Mannheim Township, York
The solution is the subject of this Presentation and establishes Daniel
Bowser Sr., of Montgomery County, Ohio, as the son of Mathias Bowser. In
addition the research was so comprehensive that it establishes Mathias and
Daniel of Mannheim Township, as brothers, and closes the gaps in their
known lives, permitting the descendants to claim the 1733 Ship Landing of
the "RICHARD AND ELIZABETH" with their father, Mathias Sr., and mother,
Huntingdon County after 1787.
end of Part II - to be continued. Hal