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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

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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