Biography of Josiah S. Lowrey
Crane Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





JOSIAH S. LOWRY, the pioneer miller of this county, was born in Allegheny County, Penn., April 22, 1820. His parents were Robert and Elizabeth (Scott) Lowry, the former born in. Allegheny County, Penn., Sep. tember 4, 1794, the latter in Washington County, Penn., March 28, 1794. His death occurred in Huntington County, Ind., September 3, 1854, hers in this county October, 1858. They were the parents of eleven children, five now living: Josiah S., our subject; Mary (widow of James White), born February 8, 1819; Elizabeth, October 14, 1823; Robert, March 18, 1826; John S., September 22, 1832. Josiah Lowry acquired the miller's trade with his father, with whom he came to Richland County in 1833, where he was employed fourteen years. He came to this county in 1846, and settled in this township, leasing a farm of eighty acres, and conducting the old Indian Mill for several years. He now owns ninetynine and a half acres, which he purchased in 1874, and on which he erected a commodious brick residence in 1877, and a fine "bank" barn in 1880. He was married, May 12, 1841, to Mary J. Crossen, five children being born to them, two now living, Milton, born September 16, 1845, and Robert S., September 30, 1847. The deceased all passed away in infancy. Mrs. Lowry died September 6, 1853, and Mr. L. was married in this county, November 1, 1855, to Barbara Kalor, this marriage being folEowed by five children, of whom four are living, Sarah J., born November 16, 1856; John R., May 6, 1858; James A., May 31, 1860; William E., December 12, 1863. The deceased was Elizabeth, born January 25, 1862, died September 29, 1863. The mother was born in Lancaster County, Penn., September 16, 1833. Mr. Lowry is a successful farmer, and highly esteemed as a citizen. He has served on the grand and petit jury several sessions, was a member of the City Council while in Upper Sandusky, and was reared in the Presbyterian faith.


From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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