Biography of David Bowser
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

DAVID BOWSER, a descendant of one of the early settled families of North Buffalo township, and an industrious and successful farmer, is a son of David and Mary (Rasor) Bowser, and was born in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1824. His paternal ancestors were of German origin and his father, David Bowser, was a member of that branch of the family which settled in Bedford county. David Bowser left the comforts and enjoyments of his eastern home about the opening year of the present century, and came to Armstrong county, where he grew to manhood under the many privations of the early settlers in a section of country that was then in woods. He was a successful farmer, a democrat in politics and a member of the German Baptist Brethren church. He married Mray Rasor and had four sons and five daqghters: Dalena, Jacob, Frederick, William, David, Margaret, Mary A., Elsie and Lydia. He was born in 1788, and died August 27, 1860.

William Bowser was reared on his father's farm, attended the subscription schools of that period and then engaged in agricultural pursuits, which he has followed ever since. He owns a farm of one hundred acres of well improved land which he keeps in a good state of cultivation.

On May 17, 1858, be married Elizabeth Roudebush, a daughter of John Roudebush, who removed in 1837 from Bedford county to North Buffalo township.

In politics, Mr. Bowser is a democrat. lie is a member of the German Baptist church at Centre Hill, and has always been a man who has strictly attended to his own affairs.


From:
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891


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