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Family of Johann Daniel Bowman

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Date: 1771 [unknown]
Location: Lincoln, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Bowman Bolch Mouser
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This space is used to provide evidence of the last name of the wife, Mary, of Johann Daniel Bowman.

Children of Johann and Mary Bowman

All of the children of Johann Daniel Bowman and his wife Mary were born in Lincoln County, North Carolina between 1771 and 1787. Some children are mentioned in Rev. Crouse's History of Friendship Church[1] and some are mentioned in his will[2].

Children of Johann Daniel Bowman(1740-1811) and His Wife Mary, Lincoln County, North Carolina
Name Order/page from Crouse Birth Year Death Year POD CemeterySpouce Sources Will
John S 1/59 1776 1859 Caldwell, NCUnknownRebecca BolchS1N
Henry S 2/61 1784 1849 Catawba, NC Old St. Paul'sAnna Elizabeth Bolch [3]Y
David S 3/69 1778 1852 Alexander, NCFriendshipElizabeth Simmons[4]Y
Samuel D. S 4/76 1781 1865 Alexander, NCFriendshipSusanna Deal[5]N
Daniel, Jr. S 6/94 1772 1832 Alexander, NCFriendshipMary Magdalena Simmons[6]N
George S 5/93 1787 1874 Morgan, INStierwaltMary Catherine Isenhour[7]Y
Barbara Hermann D 1/110 1774 1853 Catawba, NCUnknownPeter Herman [8] Y
Mary Deal D 2/114 1778 1850 Catawba, NC Old St. Paul'sGeorge Deal[9]Y
Catharine Lutes D ? 1772 1855 Jackson, INHouston CemeteryJohn Lutes[10]Y

What was Mary's Last Name?

Who was the wife of Johann Daniel Bowman? We know from his Will and Rev Crouse's 1905 History that her name was Mary. There are no known marriage records, death certificates for family members, or other information that would give a last name of his wife. We are left with using indirect circumstantial evidence. The following table summarizes the known information.

Name Elizabeth "Mary" Bolch Sources Anne Maria "Mary" Mouser Sources
parents Johann Adam Bolch, Anna Christina Schwarzwal [11] Hans Michael Mauser/Mouser/Moser, Agatha Gomminger
Birth 1757 1746
age in 1772 when first child was born 15 26
pob Colonial North Carolina Baden Wurlichen, Germany

The following research is from Carolyn Whitaker[12]:

I know that Mary has been listed over the years as a Bolick/Bolch and daughter of Johann Adam Bolick Sr, but I have proven she is not a Bolick. Johann Adam left his will and specifically left land to his daughter Elizabeth. Her name was not Mary Elizabeth, it was just Elizabeth. I found deeds that prove she married Jacob Garling/Garland and she and Jacob are selling the same land she received in Johann Adam Bolick's will. Elizabeth also had a bastard child in the time frame the Bowman's were having children so Mary couldn't possibly be a Bolick. A. L. CROUSE did his 1906 book on the Bowman's he ASSUMED she was a Bolick and how he missed these deeds I don't know. Also the will of Daniel Bowman names his wife "MARY" not Elizabeth.[13]
According to the information I have David Bowman (son of Daniel and Mary Bowman) and Elizabeth Simmons had a daughter Catherine MOSER BOWMAN who married Daniel Little, which would give a good indication Mary Bowman, wife of Johann Daniel Bowman, is a Moser/Mouser.

An answer from Robin Lee from Jacky

Daniel George Bowman, age 18, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1738, with brother Jacob Bowman. He migrated to North Carolina, ca. 1745, and settled in Catawba County, North Carolina. He and his wife, Mary Bolch, had nine children. He died in 1814. His youngest son, George Bowman, was born in North Carolina in 1787. He married Mary Catherine Eisenhauer, daughter of George Martin Eisenhauer. They had eleven children. The family migrated to Indiana between 1830 and 1833 and settled first in Monroe County, later moving to a farm in Morgan County, Indiana. He died in 1874 and is buried in Stierwalt Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana. Descendants lived in Indiana and elsewhere.


  1. #Crouse
  2. #Will
  3. Henry: #FGHenry, #Crouse, #Will
  4. David: #FGDavid, #Crouse, #Will
  5. Samuel: #FGSamuel, #Crouse
  6. Daniel, Jr.: #Crouse, #FGDaniel, #Arends2
  7. George: #FGGeorge, #Crouse, #Will
  8. Barbara: #Arends2, #Crouse, #Will
  9. Mary Deal: #Probate, #FGMary
  10. Catherine Lutes: #FGCatherine, #Arends2, #Will
  11. Elizabeth "Mary" Bolch: #Bolch
  12. #FGMouser
  13. #Crouse
  • Source: The will of Daniel Baumann is among the loose wills in the North Carolina Archives in Raleigh. It was probated in Lincoln County in the April Session of The Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the year 1812, signed 14 April 1811
  • Source: Historical Sketches of Alexander County, N.C., Book was published in 1905 and authored by Rev. A.L. Crouse, Subtitles is Friendship Lutheran, Hopewell Reformed , and Charity Baptist Churches and of the Bowman & Fry Families. Copies are located in Friendship Library and with descendants.
  • Source: Find a Grave for Daniel Bowman, managed by Susan Bowman, accessed on July 6, 2015, "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Daniel Bowman, ; Burial, Taylorsville, Alexander, North Carolina, United States of America, Friendship Lutheran Church Cemetery; citing record ID 32781918, Find a Grave,
  • Source: Icenhour, Gary L, I Have Called you Friends--The Story of Friendship, 2008
  • Source: "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 November 2015), Daniel Bowman, 1817; citing Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 2,297,090. Inventory of the Estate of Daniel Bowman, Executor George Deal.
  • Source: Find a Grave for Catherine Bowman Lutes, accessed Jan 16, 2017, "Find A Grave Index," database, (FamilySearch: 11 July 2016), Catherine Bowman Lutes, 1855; Burial, Houston, Jackson, Indiana, United States of America, Houston Cemetery; citing record ID 50430619,
  • Source: Find a Grave for Mary "Polly" Bowman, accessed Feb 12, 2017
  • Source: Find a Grave for Henry Bowman, accessed Feb 10, 2027
  • Source: "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), David Bowman, 1852; Burial, Taylorsville, Alexander, North Carolina, United States of America, Friendship Lutheran Church Cemetery; citing record ID 37591001, Find a Grave,
  • Source: Find a Grave for George Bowman, accessed Dec 4, 2016, Stierwalt Cemetery, Paragon, Morgan, Indiana
  • Source: Find a Grave for Samuel D. Bowman, accessed Feb 8, 2017.
  • Source: The Bolich Families in America with Genealogies, Link, Bolich, Mary Margaret (Mary Margaret Shimer), 1895- (Main Author), Allentown, Pennsylvania : Schlechter's, 1939
  • Source: Diary of Pastor Arends (1740-1847), Adapted from a story added by carlaray56 on 14 Sep 2008, Letter from Ralph E. Winkler to Carl F. Lamar, 11-22-1987Letter
  • Source: Diary of Johann Gottfried Arends 1740-1807, as quoted on Find a Grave for Daniel Bowman, Jr., (He was a Lutheran pastor sent to NC ca. 1773 along with the help of King George III). In this diary he included a list of pastoral records. One being the name and date of some people's First Communion. Among those listed at "Saut Fork"- which was probably his name for Old St. Paul's -– on May 13, 1791– were Johan Daniel Baumann's oldest children: Catherina Baumann, Daniel Baumann, and Barbara Baumann


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