PASSED AWAY. i
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Well Known Pioneer of Ottawa County Laid to Rest. |
David G. Bowers, the subject of this sEe^cTrT^Told time resident of Genoa,! and one of the first settlers passed peace¬ fully away at his residence on South Main Street, Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, June 22, after an illness of sev¬ eral mouths, presumably bought about by old age. Mr. Bowers came to this locality in the year 1852 and erected a little log hut on the same lot lie has re¬ sided on until death, which was then a. dense wilderness, experiencing those hardships only known to those old Pio¬ neers. Game of all kinds was plentiful ill those days. ■ -,
David G. Bowers was born in Whit- enburg, Germany, Jan. 8th, 1827, and died June 22nd, 1.001, aged 74 years, 5 mouths and 14 days.
David Bowers came to this country with his parents in 1830, and settled in Wheeling, W. Va., where lie lived until 1840, when he came to Ohio and settled in Sandusky county, .where he lived un¬ til 1852, when he came to Ottawa coun¬ ty and settled on the place where ho lived at the time of his death.
He was married to Susanna Palmer Nov. 14th, 1852. To this union was born 3 children all of which are dead. The wife died Sept. 16th, 1860.
Tn the year 1861, Oct. 10th, he was again united in marriage to Caroline ■W erner, who is living to mourn the loss of the departed husband. To this union was born three children all of which died in infancy, v ., '
. He united with the U. B. church 25 years ago last February and remained a member of said church until six years ago when he united with the M E. church, where he remained until death.
The»funeral services were' conducted at the M. E. church on -Monday after¬ noon, June 24th, 1901,, Rev. C. A. Parks officiating, 'assisted by Rev. .Hill,; of El-.. more; and the remains laid to rest in Woodville cemetery. > A large number of friendsland relatives followed the re¬ mains to their final resting place., " ■'£
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