Christian Bowman

12 December 1774–13 September 1850 (Age 75)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Christian

When Christian Bowman was born on 12 December 1774, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Oberholtzer Bowman, was 23 and his mother, Maria Shantz Fohantzer, was 23. He married Barabara Wanner in 1798, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Mifflin Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 13 September 1850, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75.

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Christian Bowman
Barabara Wanner
Marriage: 1798
Samuel Bowman
Jacob Christian Bowman

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 2

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 20

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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  • Christian Bowman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christian Bowman, "Find A Grave Index"

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