Category Archives: Crawford County

Bidda E. Temple

Bidda E. Temple
b. 11 February 1842, English, Crawford County, Indiana, to William and Martha A. Temple, Sr.
d. 19 December 1908, Spencer Hospital, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania

m/1.
[–?–] Longest
d. by 1880

m/2. 11 September 1883, Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana
Isaac Paden Fish
b. 6 December 1832, Fish Corners, Summerhill Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to Amon and Manila (Joles) Fish
d. 23 March 1899, Conneautville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Children with [—?—] Longest:
• Rufus (b. ca 1867) (twin)
• Luther Temple (b. ca. 1867) (twin)
• F. Temple

Bidda remained in Indiana as a widow after the death of her first husband and is listed in the 1880 census in Jennings Township, Crawford County, Indiana, living with her parents and twin sons, Rufus and Luther. By 1883, Bidda was living in Leavenworth, Indiana, and married Isaac at her home there before moving on to Pennsylvania where she remained until her death. Her son Rufus remained in Indiana and helped to organize the completion of one of the first roads in Crawford County, Indiana, in 1908.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

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Mary Elizabeth Jacobs

Mary Elizabeth Jacobs
b. 6 January 1845, Dubois County, Indiana, to Elisha Peoples and Arena Carolyn (McCarty) Jacobs
d. 23 November 1923, Creek County, Oklahoma

m. 4 January 1866, Crawford County, Indiana
Anderson Ott
b. 10 September 1837, Washington County, Indiana
d. 26 August 1894, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas

Children with Anderson Ott:
• John W. (b. 1863)
• Willard E. (b. 1871)
• Leora E. (b. 1874)

Anderson Ott served in Company K, 38th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, 1862-63. His first wife was Sara Roberts (married 1857); they had two children, Mary and William. His second wife was Elizabeth Roberts (married 1865); they had no children. Mary Elizabeth Jacobs was his third wife. He took the family to Arkansas after 1874. In 1894 Anderson left Mary Elizabeth and his children, deserting them for nineteenyear- old Lizza Craig. When she had second thoughts about the relationship, Anderson killed Lizza, and then committed suicide. Eventually, Mary Elizabeth went to live with children in Oklahoma. She was able to obtain a widow’s pension for Anderson’s Civil War service.

Submitted by:
Nancy K. Kilbourn
Thousand Oaks CA
E-mail: dushavo@aol.com

William Welling Bowerman

WILLIAM WELLING BOWERMAN
b. 15 September 1812, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Silas and Anna (Welling) Bowerman
d. 19 September 1899, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

m. 8 January 1931, Schenectady County, New York
Diadema Lester
b. 1815, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Mordecai and Abigail (Rushmore?) Lester
d. 26 April 1901, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

Children with Diadema Lester:

  • Catherine “Kate” (b. ca. 1832) married [—?—] Farmhurst
  • Esther (b. ca. 1834) married Josiah Long
  • Mary (1836-1877) married Isaac Paden Fish
  • Abigail “Abby” (b. ca. 1839) married O.J. Hyde
  • Ann Eliza (1841-1905) married Lemuel D. Spaulding
  • Diadema (b. ca. 1843) married [—?—] Brenning
  • William W. (b. ca. 1845)
  • Lunda L. “Lundy” (1847-1929) married (1) Darthula [–?–], (2) Emily M. “Emma” Bowerman, (3) Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” McGee
  • Earnest W. (1848-1929) married Julia Stanley
  • George “John” (b. ca. 1850)
  • Elva R. (ca. 1852-1913) married (1) Charles Starkey, (2) Arthur B. Owen
  • Selba (died young)
  • Adeline E. (b. ca. 1854) married James Hannah
  • Estella “Estie” (b. ca. 1856) married [—?—] Layton or Loncks

The family settled near Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana, by the 1860 census. They had come from Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. They moved briefly to Wisconsin, then to Taylor County, Iowa, where they were for the 1870 and 1880 censuses. William and Diadema next moved to Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, then back to Iowa around 1890.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

Lunda L. (Lester?) Bowerman

LUNDA L. (LESTER?) BOWERMAN
b. 7 March 1847, Powerstown (present-day Conneautville), Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to William Welling and Diadema (Lester) Bowerman
d. 19 May 1929, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan

m/1.
Darthula [–?–]
d. 25 October 1867, Taylor County, Iowa

m/2. 24 October 1870, Branch County, Michigan
Emily M. “Emma” Bowerman
b. 9 November 1840, Root, Montgomery County, New York, to Elisha and Mary Ann (Hoag) Bowerman
d. 30 July 1919, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan
dv/2. 1886, Hillsdale County, Michigan

m/3. 12 January 1887, Springport, Calhoun County, Michigan
Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” McGee
b. 11 August 1868, near Rice Creek, Clarence Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, to Myron and Harriet (Wilkes) McGee
d. 2 November 1945, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan

Children with Emily M. Bowerman:

  • Dora (1874-1953) never married
  • Mable (1878-1950) never married
  • Earl (1880-1962) married Jessie May Gillett
  • Blanch (1883-1965) never married

Children with Elizabeth M. McGee:

  • Beulah (1888-1916) married Howard Ray Klahn
  • Ralph (1891-1948) married Edna Grace Carpenter

Lunda was age 13 with his parents in Crawford County, Indiana, in the 1860 census, then returned to Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, where he enrolled in Company E, 103rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers on 3 March 1865.

He was honorably discharged on 25 June 1865 at New Berne, North Carolina. His pension application indicated that, besides Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan, he also lived in Indiana for about eight years and in California for about six years after the war.

Lunda and Lizzie lived in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, and by 1891 were in Garrett, DeKalb County, Indiana. They purchased land in 1900 in Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan, where they remained.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

Elva R. Bowerman

ELVA R. BOWERMAN
b. 12 April 1852, Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to William Welling and Diadema (Lester) Bowerman
d. 7 November 1913, Willow Springs, Howell County,
Missouri

m/1. 12 July 1868, Marshall Township, Taylor County, Iowa
Charles Starky
b. about 1848, Grant County, Indiana, to John and Lydia (States) Starky
d. 20 September 1878, Conway, Taylor County, Iowa

m/2. about 1884
Arthur B. Owen
b. July 1852, Indiana

Children with Charles Starky:

  • Ida Estella (1869-1950) married Arthur Elmer Moore
  • Charles Timothy (1871-1890)
  • Harry (1873-1924)
  • Della Mea (1875-1901) married Homer O. McCready

When she was 8 years old, Elva was shown in the 1860 census living with her parents in Crawford County, Indiana. By 1868 she was in Taylor County, Iowa. She and her second husband were living in Leon, Iowa, for the 1900 census.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

Earnest W. Bowerman

EARNEST W. BOWERMAN
b. 12 November 1848, Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to William Welling and Diadema (Lester) Bowerman
d. 18 December 1928, Kansas City, Missouri

m. 3 July 1870, Decatur County, Iowa
Julia Stanley
b. 5 May 1851, to Corydon and Ann E. Stanley

Children with Julia Stanley:

  • Claudie (1872-1873)
  • Edith Edna (b. 1873) married J. P. Mullin
  • Frank P. (b. 1875)
  • Roy W. “Willie” (b. 1881) (twin)
  • Ray E. (b. 1881) (twin)
  • Lillian (b. 1887)

The 1860 census of Jennings Township, Crawford County, Indiana, shows Earnest and his parents living there. Earnest was in Company F, 36th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War. He was a partial invalid as a result of his Civil War service and resided at times in the State Soldier’s Home in Beadle County, South Dakota. He lived in Iowa until 1906, then in Taylor, Decatur, and Davison counties, South Dakota, before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1921.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman 1820 W. 600N
Howe IN

Henry Bingaman

HENRY BINGAMAN
b. 28 January 1811, Garrard County, Kentucky, to Christian and Jenny (Proctor) Bingaman
d. 19 January 1874, Monroe County, Iowa

m. 15 September 1831, Orange County, Indiana
Louisa May
b. May 1811, Henry County, Kentucky
d. 1853, Orange County, Indiana

Children with Louisa May:

  • Mildred
  • Christian
  • Margaret
  • Mary
  • Rebecca
  • Amanda
  • William
  • Lovina

Henry came to Indiana about 1815 and lived in Crawford and Orange counties before emigrating about 1855.

Submitted by:
Doris V. Bond
Indianapolis IN