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Charles E. Bowers


CHARLES E. BOWERS (son of John C. Bowers) was born at Williamsburg, Blair Co., Penn., July 4, 1844. At the age of nine his parents came to Minnesota, settling at Itaska, Anoka Co., June 8, 1853. For the first few years his playmates were Winnebago Indian boys, members of that tribe being encamped at Itaska and vicinity. After obtaining a common school education, he took up farming. In September, 1862, he enlisted in Minnesota Mounted Rangers, Company C, serving for thirteen months. For fifteen years he served as town treasurer of Ramsey. April 29, 1896, he was married to Lucy E. Faherty. Children: C. Warren, Walter Donald, and Frederick J.


John C. Bowers


JOHN C. BOWERS, was a native of Blair Co., Penn., obtaining his education at the Academy of Harrisburg Penn. In 1850 he came to Minnesota and in 1851 to Itaska, Anoka Co., where he kept a hotel from 1853 to 1855. He held various town offices and was postmaster for twenty-five years, having served previously as post office clerk at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. During the years 1851-52 he was messenger in the Territorial Legislature. He also served for twelve years following the fall of 1864 as station agent at Itaska. His wife’s maiden name was Isabel Trapierre. Children: Cecelia (Mrs. W.D. Brimmer), and Charles E.



source: History of Anoka County by Albert M. Goodrich – published 1905