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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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J. W. BOWMAN, merchant; Tippecanoe City; born in Frederickstown, Union Township, in 1845; is the son of James and Mary Bowman; he passed his boyhood and youth in his native place, doing work on the farm and in the store, and attending common school; he took a business course in the Toledo Commercial College, graduating in 1864; came to Tippecanoe in 1863 and managed a grocery under J. Bowman & Son, and in 1866, went into the dry goods business, under the firm style of Bowman, Wells and Co.; after several changes made in the firm, Mr. Bowman purchased the store in 1873, since when he has been operating it on his own responsibility; his large and increasing trade, with full stock of well-assorted goods, attests his skill and success in this business; he is located in the “Morrison Block,” where, in a large and spacious room, he displays the fullest stock of goods in the place, which he sells at lowest prices. He married, Nov. 27, 1866, Maggie M. Penny, of Monroe Township. Two sons, Frank P. and Howard E., have been the issue of this union.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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