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History of Cambria County, V.3

616 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.
Henry, born January, 1882, died October 24, 1884. William E., born November, 1884, died August 8, 1889. Katie, born June 14, 1889.
    Mrs. Ream is a daughter of William A. Mock, and a granddaughter of Samuel and Barbara (Emsbaugh) Mock, the former a son of David Mock. William A. Mock was the proprietor of a general store at Pavia, Bedford county. During the Civil war he enlisted in Company K, Fifty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was killed at the battle of Foster's Farm, serving at that time with the rank of sergeant. His wife was Catherine Schull, and their daughter, Nancy J., wife of Ephraim Ream, was born at Pavia, Bedford county.

    WILLIAM TURNER, a well-known real estate dealer of Johnstown, was born in England, and in 1887 came to the United States. The greater part of the next ten years he spent in Philadelphia, and in 1897, on the occasion of his marriage, moved to the neighborhood of Moxham, Johnstown. He has since made his home in this vicinity and now resides on the Von Lunen homestead. His attention is given to the real estate business, in which he is somewhat extensively engaged.
    Mr. Turner married, in 1897, Clara, widow of Alonzo Rodgers, and daughter of the late Charles and Catharine (Berkabeil) Von Lunen of Shade township. The children of Charles and Catharine (Berkabeil) Van Lunen were as follows: Clara, widow of Alonzo Rodgers, and wife of William Turner. Henrietta, wife of Dr. Woodruff. Emma, deceased, was wife of George Hager. Anna, wife of Charles Hager. Minna, wife of Dwight Roberts.

    ROBERT J. BOWMAN, of Johnstown, engineer for the Lorain Steel Company, was born April 10, 1870, on his father's farm in Somerset township, Somerset county, Pennsylvania, son of Jerome Bowman, and grandson of Henry Bowman, a native of Germany, who came to the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century. He settled in Somerset county, where he purchased and cultivated a tract of land. His wife bore him the following children: Emmanuel, deceased, married a Miss Cassbeer, children: Mahlon, Amanda, Sarah, Cassie, Ida, Samuel and Anna. Eli, married Mary Lohr, children: Samuel, William and Magdalene, Samuel W., Jerome, of whom later, Catharine.
    Jerome Bowman, son of Henry Bowman, was born September 17, 1834, and reared on the homestead in Somerset county, receiving his education in the common schools of that period. He learned the blacksmith's trade, manufacturing hand-made axes and nails. He was engaged at this trade at the outbreak of the Civil war, when he enlisted in Company G, Fifty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served three years with distinction, taking part in many of the battles in which the Army of the Potomac was engaged, and in one of these battles he was severely wounded, losing his right arm. This terminated his military career, and he was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. For a short time after his return home he managed his own farm, and then went into the hotel business, conducting hotels successfully in Garrett and Jenners. He then opened a grocery store in Johnstown, selling out and retiring only a few weeks before the great flood of 1889. He is now in Nevada, administering the estate of his brother, Samuel W. Bowman. He has held various minor offices, and for several terms served as county commissioner. In politics he is a stanch Republican.
    Jerome Bowman married Harriet Ankeny, born May 24, 1840, and


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