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Discussion in 'Ghost Towns and Forgotten Places' started by james ungehajer, Nov 28, 2007.
Woah, Jim . There is ALOT of information on this site. Thanks, it's going to take a long time to sift through.
No prob Tom.
There is a member on this site who posted some of that info a while back. I was searching all of them out when I ran into you at the Reevestown Cemetery. I visited many in that area and photographed them all. I was interested because of they are related to John Bowers who managed Howardsville and Sim Place.
Here is the post where she gave the info. This will go directly to her post in the thread and not start at the first post.
I know this post is from a decade ago, however I was just curious if you ever came upon pitcures/info in regards to John Bowers. I know he is listed in the census and I have read carolyns post, but I can't find any documents in regards to him actually managing either Sims or Howardsville. I have found John living at Cedar Bridge Tavern and the info being documented on the historical papers, but that's about it. Anymore info would be greatly appreciated .
(John is my 3rd gr. grandfather)
15 years is a long time. I will have to refresh my memory on all of this.
I know I'm sorry. I have only started working on my genealogy 2 years ago. But I am fascinated with my Bowers side .Unfortunately tho that side was never one for talking, nor pitcure taking. I couldn't speculate as to why, but I myself am so proud to say my 3rd gr grandfather from Germany came over and managed 1 of the cranberry farms that's started the cranberry business. I look at many websites in regards to the starting of the boys and there is never any mention of John, only of the owners. (Which is understandable) But I would think if he was in the area for over 50 years, I would find something. I thought woodland historical society would have something, but nothing. So I'm stuck and basically going by word of mouth. So again any info or lead would be greatly appreciated!
Do you know John Bowers middle name or initial?
I have photos of many of the Corlis family but nothing of John Bowers. They would be from the Catherine Bowers family I believe.
I do not know his middle name. Husband of Catherine Widersmuth...15 children. He is buried in Reevestown cem. Have not visited yet. Unless you are talking about Catherine Bowers his daughter, married to Richard "Edward" Corliss. Which is a whole other mystery to me. She was married to him and than he disappears for like 30 years to the Trenton State Hospital. (Inmate...crazy?) I would love to see those pictures if possible. I can give you an email. They would have been my 3rd great aunt and uncle.
He is in Reevestown as you say right along the road. However, when I was there years ago someone had damaged his stone. I will have to go back when in the area and see if it is fixed.
BTW, I personally know a relative of Catherine.
Well, I lied. She is not related. Her Aunt was. Sorry about that.
Thank you for the image of the cemetery and his stone. It saddens me it has been damaged. I plan on making my own trip to visit the cemetery, hopefully soon. I did swing through to visit the Woodlawn Cemetery in august. Which is a whole story in it's self. Actually hysterical but dont want to waste your time. I was so excited to see how well preserved and taken care of the place was. I was thinking of taking one of those history tours, but the more research I come upon it seems almost pointless for me. Since all of the areas I would want to see are off limits. I just want to thank you for this incredible website. I really enjoy all the information. Although I have asked about Bowers, I am related to so many other people you and others have written about. (Rittzendollar, Wiseman, Giberson, Wildermuth) I love the forum, and all the interesting places you explore. I have no idea what those marker things, survey blocks, but fun following the search. Thanks again.