Thursday, April 29, 2004

BOWMAN & HORS Family Bible, Vermont & New York

This is from a Civil War Era Bible, printed on the eve of the outbreak of war in 1859. The bible appears to have belonged to the Bowman and Hors family.

On one of the first pages the owner signed their name – Charlotte Bowman – and the date – March 23, 1862. Under that it says S.V.R. Hors, 1880.

The Family Record also has much information filled in:


Joseph Bowman was married to Charlotte Hors, Dec. 30, 1849

Ellenor Hors was married to Royal Stephens, January 1, 1845

Sarah Ann Hors was married to Gilbert Vandenburgh Dec. 31, 1843

Stephen Hors was married to Mahala Kirby January 2, 1845


Stephen Hors Fishson was born June 4, 1825

Sarah Ann Hors was born February 12, 1827

Ellenor B. Hors was born February 14, 1831

Charlotte Wilcox was born July 30, 1806


Joseph H. Bowman died April 26, 1859

Julia Ann Bowman died September 21, 1863

Brian's Research:

Found in NY GENESEE CO. LE ROY 1860 census

Salsbery, Royal 71, farmer, b Vermont

Salsbery, Ellenor 68, b New York

next door:

Wilkins, Preston? 47, farmer

Stephens, Royal, 39 b NY farmhand

Stephens, Arlent? , 36 b NY

Stephens, Auston? , 2 (male) b NY

Found in NY GENESEE PAVILION 1870 census, Stafford Post Office


Antoinetta, 42
Burton, 12

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Family Bible of Phillip J. Hummel & Emma Degen of Faribault, Minnesota

Family bible with Hummel family genealogy. First entry is of Phillip J. Hummel and his marriage to Emma Degen June 8, 1880 at Faribault, MN. Their children, some b. MN and some in CA are listed.

Phillip J. Hummel born Feb. 27, 1859 at [can't read next few words] Germany

Emma Degen born May --, 18-- at Long --, -- (Brock?) County, Illinois

Herbert H. Hummel born Faribault Minnesota May 6, 1881
Archibald H. Hummel born Faribault, River Co. Minnesota, Jan. - 1882?
Bessie Hummel born at Orange, California, 1886?
George Hummel born Orange California 1887
Ellen -- Hummel born Orange California 1890?
-- Hummel born Los Angelas California 1893
Karl Sagen? Hummel born Mar. 23 1898 at Las Angeles California

Hummel Dagen Birth Marriage & Death Records

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Friday, April 16, 2004

Levengood & Binder Family Bible, Pennsylvania

This family bible has the inscription "Presented to Miss Georgiana Binder" by "Pottstown PA...October 10, 1884".

Next is a record of Births and Marriages (on front and back). The births page is filled in in elaborate calliagraphic style writing, and reads as follows:

"Herbert B. Levengood, was born on Apil 26th, AD 1896, in L. Pottsgrove Tp. Montg. Co. Pa, Baptized in Infancy by Rev'd, LK Evans. Sponsers, the Parents.
Florence Mabel Levengood, was born on January 16th, 1899,Pottsgrove Tp. Montg. Co. Pa,
Mary Elizabeth Levengood, Was born on June 23, AD 1900, Pottsgrove Tp. Montg. Co. Pa.

The marriage side reads as follows:

"Marriages: William B. Levengood, Son of Pharez K. Levengood and his Wife, Louisa g. maden name Brunst, was born on October 24th, AD 1872, in Pottsgrove Tp...Baptized by Rev'd.DK Kepuer (sp?). Sponsors Sarah Levengood, the Grandmother.
Georgianna Levengood, Daughter of Jesse Binder and his wife Eliza J. maiden name Lenhart, was born on November 2nd A.D. 1873 in Boyertown Bo.Berks Co. Penna. Baptized by Rev'd L Groh Sponsors The parents and Confirmed in Trinity Reformed Church, Pottstown on April 12th 1895 by Revd LK Evans. Married April 16th 1895.

The very last pages are for photos and reads "Family Portraits". There is one page to hold two large photos(one in front and one in back) and then a page that would hold 8 smaller ones (four on each side). There are two smaller photos: a small cardboard backed one of a girl, and opposite a photograph on metal (tintype?) of a boy.

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