BOWMAN, Christian, farmer, was born in Penn township, Cumberland county, August 8, 1824. He is a son of Christian and Mary (Moulder) Bowman. The father died at the age of ninety-three years and the mother at the age of sixty-six years. Their children are : Mollie, wife of John Longenecker ; John, Samuel, Annie, and Christian. Christian received his education in the subscription schools of Cumberland and in the public schools of Dauphin county. Since he left school he has been engaged continuously at farming. He was married, October 12, 1847, to Elizabeth Brightbill. Their children are : Theophilus and Andrew, both deceased : Henry ; John ; Mary E., wife of Jacob Fisher ; Susan L., wife of Jacob Hain ; William ; Margaret, wife of George Machen ; and Laura K. wife of David Hain. In politics he is a Republican, and has served for six years as school director and three years director of the poor. The family belong to the German Reformed church.
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
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Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001
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