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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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PETER BOWMAN, farmer, P. O. St. Martin’s, son of Peter and Ellen Bowman, was born in the southern part of France April 7, 1812. He remained in his native country until 1847, when he emigrated to America. Landing at New York, he remained there one month, after which he came to Perry Township and located in the vicinity of St. Martin’s. Here he met and, in 1856, married Mary Henry, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret Ann Henry, and by her had seven children, viz.: Julia, Peter, Joseph, Frank, Catharine (deceased), Rosa and Anne. In 1867, Mr. Bowman purchased and moved on to the farm he now occupies, which consists of eighty-two acres of fine arable land. His children all live at home with their parents.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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