Moses Bower Jr.

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

The Life 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, Luzerne, 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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Family Time Line

Moses Bower Jr.
1755–1801
Barbara Friederich
1761–1797
Marriage: 27 May 1779
Catharina Bowers
1780–1797
Jacob Frederick Bower
1781–1867
Elizabeth Bower
1784–1853
Moses Bower III
1785–1863
George Bowers
1787–1870
Daniel Bowers
1790–
Samuel E Bowers
1792–1855
Friederich David Bower
1794–1865

Spouse and Children

    Male1755–1801Male

    Barbara Friederich

    Female1761–1797Female

MARRIAGE
27 May 1779
Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(8)

    Catharina Bowers

    Female1780–1797Female

    Jacob Frederick Bower

    Male1781–1867Male

    Female1784–1853Female

    Male1785–1863Male

    George Bowers

    Male1787–1870Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Moses Bauer

    Male1723–1805Male

    Maria Catharina Schiemer

    Female1720–1783Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (6)

1776

Age 21

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

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.
1780

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

1 Scottish: occupational name for a bow maker, Older Scots bowar, equivalent to English Bowyer .2 English and Scottish: from Middle English bur, bour ‘bower’, ‘cottage’, ‘inner room’ (Old English būr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, an occupational name for a house servant who attended his master in his private quarters ( see Bowerman ), or a habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, named Bower or Bowers from this word.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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