Henry Bower
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

One of the finely improved and therefore productive farms of Lycoming county [sic] is located in Bryans Mills and is the property of Henry Bower, who thorugh perseverance and good judgment has gained prominent place among the agriculturists of the community. He has been a life-long resident of the county in which he now resides, born August 22, 1828, a son of Henry and Elizabeth Bower.

He attended the common schools of the neighborhood and thus acquired a knowledge of the rudimentary branches of education, and later by reading and observation became well informed on a number of subjects. He had made many valuable improvements to his property through the course of his ownership, has placed the soil under a high state of cultivation, and in addition to general farm products raises a large quantity of cows, horses, pigs and chickens, which he readily disposes of to the nearby markets. He supports the principles of the Prohibition party, and his religious views are in accord with the tenets of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which organization he holds membership.

On December 28, 1858, Mr. Bower married Emma E. Clark, who was born December 18, 1838, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Clark, and they were the parents of five children, namely: Clara E., Thomas M., Reena L. and Harry C. Bower.

[SOURCE: Genealogical and Personal History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, by Emerson Collins and John W. Jordan, LLD. NY: Lewis Publishing Company, 1906, v. II, pp. 269-70.

Submitted by Catherine Comeau - 5Aug00