Biography of George Fowler
Monroe County, MI Biographies

GEORGE FOWLER was born in Columbia county, Pa., Sept. 12, 1818. His grandfather was an Englishman, and came to this country as a soldier under Cornwallis, during the Revolutionary war; he was taken prisoner at Yorktown by the American Army, and afterwards settled on Long Island. The parents of George Fowler were Benjamin and Elizabeth. George has been twice married, first in 1841, to Caroline Varner, daughter of Daniel Varner, of Luzerne Co., Pa.,by whom he had eight children, five of whom are now living she died in 1870. In 1871 he was married to Mrs. Emma Pool, of Whiteford. In 1845 Mr. Fowler removed to Licking county, Ohio, where he followed milling and the mill wright business for a number of years. In 1863 located on his present farm of 80 acres, in Whiteford, to which he was obliged to cut his own road through the forest two miles; he now has 60 acres under improvement. He was originally a member of the old Whig party, but afterwards became a Republican and took a deep interest in the Union cause during the Rebellion, assisting in the formation of three regiments in Ohio.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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