Moses Bower Jr.

15 March 1755–September 1801 (Age 46)
Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Moses

When Moses Bower Jr. was born on 15 March 1755, in Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Moses Bauer, was 32 and his mother, Maria Catharina Schiemer, was 35. He married Barbara Friederich on 27 May 1779, in Exeter Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died in September 1801, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Follmer Lutheran Church Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Moses Bower Jr.
Barbara Friederich
Marriage: 27 May 1779
Catharina Bowers
Jacob Frederick Bower
Elizabeth Bower
Moses Bower III
George Bowers
Daniel Bowers
Samuel E Bowers
Friederich David Bower

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1779Exeter Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 21
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 21
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    Age 25
    Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bour, bor(e), bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage, chamber, bower’, denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset, Sussex, Essex, and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring .English: variant of Bowyer , for a maker or seller of bows or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor, fellow citizen’, or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Moses Bauer in entry for Friederich David Bauer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Moses Bower Jr, "United States Census, 1800"
    • Moses Bower, "United States Census, 1790"

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