Biography of Jacob Bower of Bergan, NY

Jacob Bower came to this town from Aurelius, Cayuga County, N. Y., in 1833. He located in the western part of the town, on what is known as the "town-line road," and lived there until his death, April 21, 1871. One of his two children was Michael, who was born in Cayuga County, May 19, 1831, and was reared a farmer, following that occupation to the present time. He married, January 1, 1855, Cynthia C. Billings, of Byron, and their three children were William A., born October 26, 1855; Rosanna E., born December 25, 1857 ; and Charles M., born February 27, 1875. The daughter died April 26, 1875, and his wife February 2, 1878. He married for his second wife Eliza E. Berry, relict of James Berry, by whom he had two children, namely: Ella F., born August 15, 1881, and Joseph L., born July 16, 1886. Mr. Bower still owns the old home farm, but resides in the village, though still actively interested in farming, and has been master of the Bergen Grange for several years.

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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