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Bowman Family

Bowman Family

Posted: 1342202564000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bowman
I am looking for information on Frank Bowman last know living in Stanton County in 1908. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Robert

Re: Bowman Family

Posted: 1355599319000
Classification: Query

Is this the correct family?
1900 Butterfly, Stanton, NE
Frank Bowman, b. IN June 1860, marr 16 yrs, farmer
Emma, wife, b. In April 1860, overseer of poor
Ray, b. NE Dec 1884, farm laborer
Frankie, dau, b. NE June 1889
Mae, b. NE May 1892
Julia Patrick, boarder
Mary Craig, boarder

If yes, I'll look further.

Re: Bowman Family

Posted: 1355605579000
Classification: Query
Not correct...

Re: Bowman Family

Posted: 1355609054000
Classification: Query
I see you have limited number of postings on Rootsweb. When you post, it is important to provide some criteria information on the person you seek. That prevents you receiving wrong information or information you already have. I first did a background from your posted family tree and other postings. I'll provide that information for use of other bonifide research volunteers:

John Bowman in your family tree:
Shows born 1873 in Germany. Identifies he married Theresa Johnson Herbst, 9 Mar 1908 in Madison Co, NE. In another posting you identify his father Frank and wife Mari lived in Stanton Co, per the information on the marriage license.
I am "assuming" the year and place of birth were from his marriage license?

Iola Bowman from your family tree:

Another family tree shows her mother Theresa Elizabeth Gres Johnson, married Herbst in 1889, married John "Bowmen" on 9 Mar 1908. Nice pic of Theresa:
This person shows John as born in Austria in 1873.

The 1910 Census of Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
Iola living in the Childs Saving Institute, age 9/12.

In another posting(s), you were looking for the obit of Sgt John F. Bowman, who died Sep 1912, is buried in the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH.
--The Cemetery identifies this person as being a Sgt in the Civil War, died 9/22/1912. His name was John "T" Bowman. So, the wrong person.

The WWI Draft Registration Card image database:
--A John F. Bowman, born Feb 25, 1873, living in Bruning, Thayer, NE; but is shown as born a native citizen of the US. He was a farmer. Nearest Relative: Katherina Bowman. His burial eliminates this person: John Frank Bowman, born Sep 28, 1880, living in Stanton, Stanton Co, NE; but also shown native born. He is a farmer for Walter Zunder, nearest relative: Tensie B. Bowman. The 1910 Census of Stanton shows this person and eliminates him also.
--There were 85 John Bowman, born plus/minus two years of 1873 in the US. A large number of cards had the year of birth off by one year, mostly in the last registration 1918.

I did a number of searches for John and Fran* (the asterik is a wild card that allows any letters following to be identified in search results, i.e. Frances, Franck, etc). I searched the 1900 and 1910 Census with those first names and NO last name. I searched the Land Patents issued. AND other database systems.

I'd suggest to re-examine the marriage license for any additional clues, making sure the ages, location of residence, birth locations, etc.

Then, if there is no additional data, you'll have to start in Stanton County (hopefully a town is named). The County Clerk office does not do research, so you'd have to "hire" someone. I do NOT recommend hiring genealogists. There are EXCELLENT ones out there, but also those that take your money then say nothing was found, or give you wrong information (That you will also get online from volunteer "researchers.").

The name "Bowman" may or may not have been the true German spelling, but an Americanized/Angelicanized name. If John was born in Germany/Austria/Bohemia, etc, he may not have immigrated until after 1900. I did look for Bauman, Boughman, but I would have had better success with the first name only search as conducted, then look at spellings.

Good Luck.

Re: Bowman Family

Posted: 1356745096000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bowman
In answer to your posting about Frank Bowman family. The Frank I am looking for had a son named John Bowman born in 1873 in Austra according to the information on the marriage license of John Bowman and Theresa Grace Elizabeth Johnson Herbst at Madison County on March 9, 1908. This information came from the Marriage Record/License which stated Frank Bowman living in Stanton County as father and mother Marci?. I am trying to locate any information on John Bowman who was living in Omaha on December 1909. I haven't been able to find him in any other records since then. I do have all the information on Theresa Bowman. Thank you for your information. Robert
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