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Emanuel W. Bowman

Emanuel W. Bowman dealer in coal and wood, was born in Springfield Township, August 1, 1830, to George and Catherine (Walter) Bowman, and is of German origin. The father of Mr. Bowman was born in Chanceford Township, March 14, 1803, and his mother in North Codorus, December 27, 1807. The paternal grandfather of our subject was Philip Bowman. The father of Mr. Bowman was a farmer, whose death occurred on November 28, 1884. His mother died on March 27, 1838. When our subject was about eight years of age, he removed with his parents to Adams County, where he remained until his seventeenth year, when they removed to Carroll County, Md., where they remained a short time, and then returned to York County. In 1855 he went to Cumberland County. Upper Allen Township, where he remained until the beginning of the war, when he again returned to York County and settled in Franklin Township.

He enlisted August 30, 1864, in Company I, Two Hundred and Ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 209th Regiment, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. In February, 1867, he returned to York, where he has since resided.

For nine years he was employed by the Northern Central Railroad Company, and for more than eight years was employed by P. A. & S. Small. In February, 1884, he began the wood and coal business, which he now continues. The marriage of Mr. Bowman occurred April 30, 1854, to Miss Margaret Myres, a native of Adams County, born June 9, 1836, daughter of Peter Myres. To this marriage has been born one child--Sarah E. Mr. Bowman is a Mason and Republican. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman are members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.