Niagara County

1897 Biography - Joseph Bowers

Bowers, Joseph, was born in Germany, November 11, 1834, a son of Joseph and Barbara (Kelsch) Bowers, natives of Germany. Joseph and Barbara Bowers immigrated to America in 1844, settling in the town of Pendleton, where they purchased a farm of fifty acres and there lived until he died in 1887; Mrs. Bowers died in 1885. The grandparents, Balser and Madalena Kelsch, were natives of Germany and Mr. Kelsch came to America when eighty-five years old, and died aged ninety-seven years. Joseph Bowers has always followed farming and came to Cambria in 1876, where he bought the Weaver farm of 153 acres and has added to it until now he owns 200 acres, doing general farming and fruit growing. In 1856 he married Mary F., daughter of Baker Federspiel, who came to America in 1830. Mr, andMrs. Bowers have ten children: Frederick A., Peter N., William J., Barbara, Joseph N., Otilla M., Louisa M., Annie L., Mary B, and Edward W.

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