Biography of Benjamin Bower of Bergan, NY

Benjamin Bower, one of the early settlers, came from Cayuga County to Bergen in 1834. His wife and six children located on the town-line road west of the village. His wife died in August of the same year. Mr. Bower followed farming, renting, until his death September 2, 1864. Three of his children survive him, viz.: Mary Ann (Mrs. Ai S. Chase) of Byron; Susan (Mrs. J. D. Gifford),of North Bergen; and Abner, who lives on the old homestead. The latter was born in Springport, Caynga County, October 23, 1825. He was three years old when his father came here, and has always remained on the farm. He was married to Mary E. Huff, of Canadice, Ontario County, February 27, 1845. They have had three children, only one of whom is living, Mary A., wife of Chester Adams. She was born in 1845.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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