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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


HENRY BOWLER, retired farmer, Rogersville, Penn.—The gentleman whose name heads this sketch is well known in Center Township, having lived on his present farm since the date of his birth, May 27, 1818.  His parents were John and Mary Bowler, the former a native of Maryland and the latter of Greene County, Penn., where they resided until their death.  Mrs. Bowler died in 1819, and her husband in 1845.  On June 5, 1849, Henry Bowler married Penelope Stewart, who was born in the county in 1815.  Her parents were William and Naoma Stewart, natives of Pennsylvania, who departed this life in Monroe County, Ohio.  To Mr. and Mrs. Bowler were born two children—Elizabeth S., wife of Stephen Knight; and William, who married Ruth Seckman.  Mrs. Bowler departed this life December 31, 1880.  Mr. Bowler was reared on a farm and engaged very successfully in farming during the more active part of his life.  He is the owner of about 237 acres of land in Center Township.  In politics he is a Republican.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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