Biography of Amos Mowery
Allen County, OH Biographies

AMOS MOWERY, farmer, P. O. Cridersville, Auglaize County, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, January 20, 1833, son of Jacob and Catharine (Stepleton) Mowery, former a native of Pennsylvania. and a pioneer of Pickawav County, Ohio, and who came to this county in 1854, locating in Shawnee Township, where he resided until his death. Jacob and Catharine Mowery had seventeen children, fifteen of whom grew to maturity: John, Samuel (deceased), Jacob (deceased), Polly (Mrs. John King), David (deceased), Elizabeth (Mrs. George Wolf), Jeremiah, Peter (deceased), Hester (Mrs. John De Long). Amos. Catherine (deceased), Levi (deceased), Isaac, Joseph and Lydia (Mrs. E. Bigler). Our subject was reared in Pickaway County. Ohio. where he received a limited education in the common schools. He came to this county in 1852 and in the following spring moved to Auglaize County. Ohio, remaining there until 1860, and then locating on the farm where he now resides, in Shawnee Township, this county. He was married, October 10, 1853, to Catherine, daughter of Peter and Mary (Dotson) Meffley. who settled in Shawnee Township, this county, in 1843, former of whom, a tailor by trade and a native of Germany, died of cholera in 1849. To Mr. and. Mrs. Mowery have been born four children: William A., Alice (Mrs. N. P. Myers), Lovina (Mrs. Levi Boysel) and Luella (Mrs. George Baker). Mr. and Mrs. Mowery are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, with which he has been connected since sixteen years of age. In politics he is a Democrat.

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