Mary Gehman Bowman

Female2 April 1799–17 February 1847

Brief Life History of Mary Gehman

When Mary Gehman Bowman was born on 2 April 1799, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Christian Oberholtzer Bauman, was 45 and her mother, Anna Maria Gehman, was 36. She married Jonas Musser Good on 20 March 1821, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cumru Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1821. She died on 17 February 1847, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Bowmansville, Brecknock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jonas Musser Good
Mary Gehman Bowman
Marriage: 20 March 1821
Joel Bowman Good
Peter Bowman Good
Benjamin Bowman Good
Jacob Bowman Good
Anna Nancy Bowman Good
Solomon Bowman Good
Elizabeth Bowman Good
Joseph Bowman Good
William Bowman Good
Judith Bowman Good

Sources (5)

  • Maria Bauman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Mary Bowman Good, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Maria Bauman in entry for Jonas Guth, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1821Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 4

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 13

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from Middle English bow(e)man, bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer , which denoted a maker or seller of bows.

    Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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