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John H Bowers

John H Bowers
b. 28 October 1829, Pennsylvania, to David (?) and Catherine (Grimes?) Bowers
d. about 1913, Sedgwick County, Kansas

m. 1 August 1853, Pennsylvania
Mary Elizabeth Burthruff/Rotroff
b. 9 October 1831, Pennsylvania, to George and Ellenor (Appenzeller) Ruthruff
d. about 1926, Cheney, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Children with Mary Elizabeth Burthruff/Rotroff:

  • George Jacob (1854-1936)
  • Catherine Elizabeth (b. 1856) married Floyd Campbell
  • Mary Ellen (1858-1927) married Nathan O. Peacock
  • Jane (b. 1859) married Benjamin Dunkelberger
  • Eurella J. (1860-1928)
  • Emma May (1863-1951) married George W. Jones
  • Martha Everett (1866-1933) married Frank Leighton Dunkelberger
  • John Nelson (1869-1952)

John immigrated to Indiana from Pennsylvania in 1854. He emigrated from Indiana to Dodge
City, Ford County, Kansas, in 1882. Eleanor (Appenzeller) Ruthruff wrote many letters to her daughter Mary (Ruthruff) Bowers in Kansas. They tell of the early life and people of North Judson, Indiana, from about 1889-1901.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS