52 Ancestors – Week 11 – Bowers

First, some business — I’ve been blogging for a year now! I actually missed my blogiversary – March 2nd. Here’s a link to my very first blog post on ShafferandZirkleDescendants.blogspot.com . I’ve now retired that blog, but I’ll leave it up as some cousin bait and hopefully as posts are discovered there they will find me over here!

I’m taking a (sort of) detour this week. If you’ve been following my posts, I’m concurrently researching the Zerkle cemetery, which is about a half mile away from the Shaffer cemetery. (And also all my family) In creating my databases, I noticed a set of Bowers in this cemetery that died at the same time. This cemetery was built on the Zerkle property, Abraham Zerkle was the son of George and Catherine (Roush) Zerkle (my 5th great grandparents). His sister Sarah married Solomon Shaffer. (They are mentioned in my last post on the old blog. They are my 4th great grandparents)

Anyway, back to the Bowers. Susannah Bowers and her son Silas Bowers died one day apart, in 1854. A quick search revealed that they died during the 3rd cholera epidemic. I tried to find a death record for them but no luck. I don’t have Ancestry.com access anymore. I assume this had something to do with their death, Silas was 21 years old, so she didn’t die giving birth. If anyone knows, let me know!

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