Biography of Jacob Bowser
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

JACOB BOWSER, a large landholder and one of the substantial farmers and reliable citizens of North Buffalo township, is a son of David and Mary (Rasor) Bowser, and was born in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1818. David Bowser was born in Bedford county, Pa., 1788, and removed to Armstrong county about 1800, where he engaged in farming until his death, which occurred September 27, 1860, when be was seventy-two years of age. He was a democrat in politics, a member of the German Baptist Brethren church, and married Mary Rasor. To their union were born nine children, - four sons and five daughters: Adalaine (Walker), Jacob, Frederick, William, David, Margaret (Boucher), Mary A. (deceased), Elsie (Boucher) and Lydia. Mrs. Bowser died August 27, 1870, and her father was one of Washington's soldiers during the Revolutionary war.

Jacob Bowser was reared on his father's farm, attended the subscription schools of that period, and has devoted his whole life to farmingind stock raising. He owns nine hundred and forty five acres of land in North Buffalo township, which he has given to his chi1dren

On April 5, 1840, he married Margaret Claypool, daughter of David Claypool, and to their union have been born seven children, - three sons and four daughters: David, born January 21, 1841, and died in 1850; William, born March 30, 1842, and married Margaret Bowser; Mary, born May 23, 1845, and now dead; Francis, who was born Angust 24, 1847, and married Sadie Shearer; Margaret, born March 22, 1851, and died in 1851; Lydia, born September 26, 1855, and the wife of Edward Bowser, and Isabelle, who was born May 30, 1858, and married Emanuel Bowser.

In politics Mr. Bowser is a stanch democrat, and has been elected by his party to various township offices. He is a member of the German Baptist Brethren church. Mr. Bowser has always given most of his attention to his farm and business, although not unmindful of the true interests and prosperity of his corn munity and township. He has been successful in farming, and is highly respected both as a business man and a citizen.

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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