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Bowers of Bancroft ON

My grandfather was Raymond Bowers (1895-!958). His Grandparents were Michael Bower(s) and Elizabeth Sararas. Michael's Father, I believe, was Moses Bower of Whitedeer Twp. Northumberland Co PA, but not totally sure. Are these names familiar to anyone?


The names are familiar to me.

Moses Bower Jr (1755-1801) was married twice. His first wife was Barbara Friederich (1761-1797) and they had eight children: Catharina (1780-1797), Jacob Friederich (1786-bef 1867), Elizabeth (1784-1853), Moses III (1786-1863), George (1787-1851), Daniel (1790-?), Samuel (1792-1855) and David (1794-1865). His second wife was Barbara Kloss (1761-1844) and they had two children: Johannes (1799-?) and Michael (abt 1801-1885).

I am connected to this family through Moses Bower III who was my 4th great-grandfather.

Michael wasn't the only Bower(s) to move to Canada. His half-brother Samuel emigrated with his wife and children to the Kitchener area in 1825.

Feel free to email me if you'd like to exchange information.