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1880's Aaron Bowers Dry Goods Advertising Card, Union, Randolph IN


#269 Aaron Bowers Store, Union City, IN

Printed on card front: "A.J.S. Bowers, Dry Goods, Clothing, Furnishing Goods, On the Large Brick Corner, Union City, Indiana. Printed by S.W. Goodman, Philadelphia." On reverse: The reverse has an advertising text message about the Bowers store: "You can save money if you buy Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Furnishing Goods, Carpets and etc, of BOWERS on the Large Brick Corner, Union City Indiana: N.B. Clothing made to order."  

This Original Antique Victorian 19th c. advertising trade card depicts a young man in Revolutionary War era clothing bowing to a young miss, tipping his Paul Revere type hat. Union City, is in Randolph County, Indiana. Philadelphia is in the areas of Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and Schuykill County, Pennsylvania. 

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Aaron J Schwarzbauer Bowers 1841–1912 1841-1912 born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
and died in Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Nathan Schwarzbauer 1811–1897 and Celia Zille Apfelbaum Schwarzbauer 1815–1876. 
His siblings were:
Jacob Schwarzbauer Bowers 1847–1915
Caroline Schwarzbauer 1851–1923 known as Carrie
Rachel Schwarzbauer 1852–1875
Sarah Sallie Schwarzbauer 1858–1940

His wife was Abigail Lewiston 1850–1934 born in Maryland, died Pennsylvania.
Their Children:
Harry Schwarz Bowers 1871–1936
Attorney Lee Schwartz Leon Mastbaum Schwarz Bowers 1872–1959
(He is also seen as Levi Bowers)
Charles Schwartz Bowers 1877–1950

1880 US Federal Census for A.J.S. Bowers
Age: 39
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Union, Randolph, Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Abigail Bowers
Parents Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Occupation: Keeps Dry Goods Store
Household Members: Name, Age:
A.J.S. Bowers 39 (Aron Bowers, Aaron Bowers)
Abigail Bowers 31 wife
Harry Bowers 9 son
Lee Bowers 7 son
Charles Bowers 3 son
Fred Lewiston 21 brother in law
Jacob Bowers 34 brother

1900 US Census for Aaron J.S. Bowers, Aron J Bowers
Age: 55
Birth Date: Jun 1844
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Philadelphia Ward 29, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Abigail Bowers
Marriage Year: 1870
Years Married: 30
Parents Birthplace: Germany.
Household Members: Name, Age:
Aron JS Bowers 55, clothing
Abigail Bowers 49, wife
Harry S Bowers 29, works in clothing
Levi D Bowers 27 (Levi Bowers, Lee Bowers) Lawyer, Attorney
Charles S Bowers 23, works in label company
Mary Gerks 16, servant, born 1883 in Germany

The old ad card has some light staining and a pinhole in center for hanging, see scans. It was found in Genesee County, New York. This name Schwarzbauer is shortened to Schwarz in later records and Bower or Bowers is a derivative of Bauer. We find Aaron Bowers living in Union, Indiana for 20 years, from the Civil War era, 1863 to about 1884, when he then returns to Philadelphia. A beautiful piece.

Size: 2.5 in. x 3.75 inches.
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)

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