Henry Bowman

1727–Male
Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Bowman was born in 1727, in Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Baumann, was 16 and his mother, Veronica Martin, was 19. He married Anna Zollinger about 1751, in Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Bowman
1727–
Anna Zollinger
1731–
Marriage: about 1751

Spouse and Children

    Male1727–Male

    Anna Zollinger

    Female1731–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1751
Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 49

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 49

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 61

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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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