April 30, 2012

Bowker


1861 partial map of Somers Township
Section 18 - 80 acres for A. Bowker
Section 17 - 40 acres for A. Bowker
Section 17 - 40 acres for A. Bowker with exception of a corner for the School

Abram Bowker
Government Land Office in Milwaukee
March 31, 1843, Abram Bowker purchased 160 acres of land. In 1843 Somers Township had the name of Pike. The Bowker's were one of the very first pioneers of Somers.
1850 U.S. Federal Census
Abram Bowker, born about 1804 in Vermont
Enzieaba (also known as Eusebia French), spouse, born in 1805

Children of Abram and Enzieaba
Anotlyle Bowker, born about 1832
Myron Bowker, born about 1834
Allowra (also known as Allouvia) Bowker, born about 1836 (1860 Census indicates she was a school teacher)
Frederick Bowker, born about 1839
Mary Bowker, born about 1841
Sewellen Bowker, age listed as zero

Bowker in the News
"Mrs. M.B. Bowker returned home from Chicago Monday evening where she has undergone another surgical operation for cancer."
(Source:  Racine Journal, January 21, 1897)

"Mr. Myron Bowker had an auction sale Tuesday and will soon move into the Presbyterian parsonage for the winter."
(Source: Racine Journal,  December 5, 1900)

"Myron Bowker has sold his farm to a gentleman of Granville, Wisconsin who takes possession in a short time."
(Source:  Racine Journal, November 29, 1900)

"Mr. and Mrs. McCoy of Racine visited at the home of Mr. M. Bowker  on Thursday."
(Source:  Racine Journal,  August 22, 1900)

"Mr. R.B. McCoy of Sparta, Wisconsin called on his brother-in-law, M.Bowker, on his return from Kansas City.  Mr. McCoy was a Wisconsin delegate to the great convention held at Kasas City."
(Source:  Racine Journal,  July 11, 1900)

"Myron Bowker and daughter, Miss Fannie Bowker, departed for Oshkosh the last of the week, where they will make their future home."
(Source:  Racine Journal,  March 21, 1901)

"Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Birchell and family of Sylvania have moved into their house which is known as the old Bowker place."
(Source:  Racine Journal, November 24, 1916)


Myron Bowker
"Word was received here Saturday of the death of Myron Bowker at his home in Madison.  In early life he resided in this vicinity and later purchased a farm near the village of Somers which he operated up to his declining years when he disposed of it, going to Madison where, with his daughters, Mrs. Mary Gibbon and Miss Fannie Bowker, he made his home.  He was widely known throughout the county and was a very highly respected citizen.  The body will be brought to Somers on Monday and burial will take place in the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery, Somers.
(Source:  Racine Journal News, Kellogg's Corners, November 16, 1921 publication date)

Myron and Lydia Bowker
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet. US GenWebArchivesProjectWis.)


Eusebia Bowker, wife of Abram Bowker
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township
(Source: Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet. US GenWebArchivesProjectWis.)


Unclear Bowker
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township
(Source: Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet. US GenWebArchivesProjectWis.)