John Ludwig Bower

Male23 May 1800–4 June 1879

Brief Life History of John Ludwig

When John Ludwig Bower was born on 23 May 1800, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Ludwig Bower, was 36 and his mother, Christina Freece-Bower, was 26. He married Elizabeth Root in 1822, in Montgomery, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Clay Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States for about 30 years and Kansas, United States in 1870. He died on 4 June 1879, in Douglas, Kansas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Douglas, Kansas, United States.

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John Ludwig Bower
Elizabeth Root
Marriage: 1822
Jacob Bower
Barbara Bowers
Sarah Bower
Elizabeth Bower

Sources (8)

  • John Bower, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John Bower, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • John Bower, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1822Montgomery, Ohio, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)

    1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

    Age 1

    The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.


    Age 3

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 21

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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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