Jacob R Bowman

12 March 1831–3 May 1893 (Age 62)
Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States

The Life of Jacob R

When Jacob R Bowman was born on 12 March 1831, in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob Bowman Jr, was 34 and his mother, Catharine Robbins, was 25. He married Henrietta Kesselmire on 23 September 1854, in Wayne, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Wayne, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 3 May 1893, in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States.

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Jacob R Bowman
Henrietta Kesselmire
Marriage: 23 September 1854
Henrietta Bowman
Ida Bowman
Emma Bowman
Stella Ann Bowman
Frederick Eugene Jacob Bowman

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23 September 1854
Wayne, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 29

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, 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 the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.2 Americanized form of German Baumann ( see Bauer ) or the Dutch cognate Bouman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J R Bowman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J R Bowman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob R Bowman, "United States Census, 1880"

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