Family Brick Wall: William Scott Flower, of German descent

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William Scott Flower was born in Romeo, MI in 1846. He later moved to Iowa and served in the Civil War. I have not found records listing names for his parents, though it appears they were both born in New York. Tradition says they were of German or Prussian descent. In Europe, the surname may have been Blume or Blumer.

Huge thank-you to anyone who can find info on William's parents!
WikiTree profile: William Flower
asked in Genealogy Help by Zachary Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (17.1k points)

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Wm Flower

United States Census, 1860

Name Wm Flower
Event Type Census
Event Date 1860
Event Place Galesburg City, Knox, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Age 14
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1846
Birthplace Mich
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Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

D O Flower   M 51 Mass
Harriett Flower   F 41 N Y
Julia Flower   F 20 Ills
Wm Flower   M 14 Mich
Herbert Flower   M 2 Ills

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United States Census, 1860

Household ID 2608
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M653
Affiliate Film Number 195
GS Film Number 803195
Digital Folder Number 005165766
Image Number 00609

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXHH-KFW : 12 April 2016), Wm Flower in entry for D O Flower, 1860.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
The father here is DO Flower, born in Massachusetts.

Mother is Harriett, born in NY.
Thank you so much, Frank, for this record!!!

- Zachary
You bet!
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William Scott Flower buried at Rose Hill Cemetery                 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGK-QQFV : 13 December 2015)

William S or Scott W Flower Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records.   (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23N-MWVY : 2 June 2016)

Pension Record. Beneficiary is Mary Flower                         (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDYV-TQ7 : 3 April 2015)  

        "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1Z-CH4D : 17 May 2016), Scott W Flower, .                     

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)

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