|Ira Oscar LOWER2944 was born on 2 June 1880 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. He died on 9 January 1956 at the age of 75 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. Parents: William Harrison LOWER-67838 and Anna Elizabeth SNIVELY-67839.|
Jacob LOWER2274 was born about 1767. He died in 1853 at the age of 86 in Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN. Parents: Adam LOWER/LAUBER-37211 and Elizabeth KEISER-37212.
James E. LOWER164 was born (date unknown). Parents: Elmer Ellsworth LOWER-154327 and Minerva Barbara Mae BANKS-154320.
John LOWER12515 was born on 18 February 1793 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. He died on 9 December 1858 at the age of 65 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. Parents: Adam LOWER/LAUBER-37211 and Elizabeth KEISER-37212.
John Diggins LOWER2274 was born after 1770. Parents: Adam LOWER/LAUBER-37211 and Nancy DIGGINS-37346.
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Kevin LOWER2778 was born (date unknown). Parents: Eldin LOWER-53056 and Bonnie DETWILER-53055.
Lori LOWER2778 was born (date unknown). Parents: Eldin LOWER-53056 and Bonnie DETWILER-53055.
Lucy Ann LOWER1305 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Samuel B. SHRIVER-55365. Lucy Ann LOWER and Samuel B. SHRIVER were married. Children were: Lillian SHRIVER-55200.
Lulu Jean LOWER2946 was born (date unknown). Parents: William R. LOWER-100533 and Bertha C. BRUMBAUGH-7517.
Martha Elizabeth LOWER2944,2946 was born (date unknown). Parents: William R. LOWER-100533 and Bertha C. BRUMBAUGH-7517.
Mary LOWER2274 was born on 11 March 1797 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. She died on 3 December 1866 at the age of 69 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. Parents: Adam LOWER/LAUBER-37211 and Elizabeth KEISER-37212.
Mary Edith LOWER2944 was born on 21 December 1887 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. Parents: William Harrison LOWER-67838 and Anna Elizabeth SNIVELY-67839.
Mary Eleanor LOWER2944,2946 was born on 6 October 1912 in Altoona, Blair Co., PA. She died on 25 April 1935 at the age of 22 at Roselawn in Altoona, Blair Co., PA. She was buried at Fairview Cem. in Altoona, Blair Co., PA.2946 Parents: William R. LOWER-100533 and Bertha C. BRUMBAUGH-7517.
Mary Elizabeth LOWER2944 was born on 9 July 1853 in Piney Creek, Blair Co., PA. She died on 7 September 1907 at the age of 54.
Spouse: George SNIVELY-100545. Mary Elizabeth LOWER and George SNIVELY were married in January 1880. Children were: Clarence V. SNIVELY-100547.
Michelle LOWER2778 was born (date unknown). Parents: Eldin LOWER-53056 and Bonnie DETWILER-53055.
Oscar LOWER915 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Susan M. IMLER-40466. Susan M. IMLER and Oscar LOWER were married. Children were: Emma E. LOWER-40464.
Paul LOWER238 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Susan CLAPPER-169592. Susan CLAPPER and Paul LOWER were married.
Rose LOWER2784 was born on 18 December 1902. or Oct 18 ?
Spouse: Ralph Roosevelt DILLING-12375. Rose LOWER and Ralph Roosevelt DILLING were married on 15 May 1925. Children were: Martha DILLING-12382, Rev. John R. DILLING-12383, Betty Jane DILLING-12377, Living.
Samuel David LOWER2944 was born on 30 August 1908. Parents: Edwin LOWER-100431 and Florence SPARR-100430.
Sarah LOWER2274 was born before 1800. Parents: Adam LOWER/LAUBER-37211 and Elizabeth KEISER-37212.
Sean LOWER2778 was born (date unknown). Parents: Eldin LOWER-53056 and Bonnie DETWILER-53055.
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Tina LOWER2778 was born (date unknown). Parents: Eldin LOWER-53056 and Bonnie DETWILER-53055.
Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living, Living.
William B. LOWER2944,2946 died on 17 April 1997. Parents: William R. LOWER-100533 and Bertha C. BRUMBAUGH-7517.
William Harrison LOWER2944,8779 was born on 2 December 1846 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. He died on 31 December 1934 at the age of 88 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. He was buried at Snively Cem. in near Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA.2944 Parents: Adam LOWER-67836 and Catherine Ann CROUSE-67837.
Spouse: Anna Elizabeth SNIVELY-67839. Anna Elizabeth SNIVELY and William Harrison LOWER were married on 8 January 1874 in Clover Creek, Huston Twp., Blair Co., PA.2944 Children were: David Franklin LOWER-100488, Clara Catherine LOWER-100507, Ira Oscar LOWER-100526, Hannah Snively LOWER-100527, Barbara Ruth LOWER-100531, William R. LOWER-100533, Mary Edith LOWER-100539, George Orville LOWER-100540.
William R. LOWER2944,2946,6792 was born on 19 May 1885 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA. He died on 8 June 1964 at the age of 79. Parents: William Harrison LOWER-67838 and Anna Elizabeth SNIVELY-67839.
Spouse: Bertha C. BRUMBAUGH-7517. Bertha C. BRUMBAUGH and William R. LOWER were married on 8 January 1908.2944 Children were: Bertha Kathleen/Cathaleen LOWER-7519, Martha Elizabeth LOWER-100535, Mary Eleanor LOWER-100536, William B. LOWER-100537, Lulu Jean LOWER-100538.
Willis Leroy LOWER2944 was born on 15 August 1906 in Clover Creek, Huston Twp., Blair Co., PA. Parents: David Franklin LOWER-100488 and Hannah SHOWALTER-100489.
Zelda B. LOWER164 was born (date unknown). Parents: Elmer Ellsworth LOWER-154327 and Minerva Barbara Mae BANKS-154320.
Spouse: (Husband of LOWER, Zelda B.) AKERBOOM-155710. Zelda B. LOWER and (Husband of LOWER, Zelda B.) AKERBOOM were married. Children were: Living.
Adam LOWER/LAUBER8779,12516 was born in 1755 in Württemberg, Germany.1405 He was naturalized in 1777 in Berks Co., PA.1405 He died on 16 April 1833 or 1847 at the age of 78 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA.7717,8779 Adam served in the military during the Revolution.8779
Ancestors Of Compatriot Members Of The Blair County Chapter, SAR
H-L Adam Lower (Private, Capt. William Heyser's Co, Pennsylvania German Regiment, Continental Line) William B. Lower, Thaddeus D. Lower, Chester B. Wray.
Spouse: Elizabeth KEISER-37212. Elizabeth KEISER and Adam LOWER/LAUBER11958 were married before 1777. Descendants of Adam Lower
Generation No. 1
1. ADAM3 LOWER (FATHER2 LAUER, GRANDFATHER1) was born 1755 in
Wurtemburg, Germany. He married (1) NANCY DIGGINS. He married (2) E
LIZABETA KEISER Bef. 1806.
Notes for ADAM LOWER:
According to genealogy research of Rev. Joseph Leaney Lower:
Adam Lower lived most of his life in Williamsburg, Blair County,
PA which was in Huntingdon County in his day. He died there at the age
of 78 & was buried in the cemetery by the old stone church which was
either Luteran or Germa Reform. His wife Elizabeth died before him and
he married a second time.
Adam was born in Germany, Wurtemburg, in AD 1755. He and a sister
lived with their grandfather. His mother died when he was young. Of this
family we have but a meager traditionary history, but family tradition
has it that his father was a Major in the German army, and in an
engagement during the Seven Years' War, in which his command was
practically annihilated, he swam the river Rhine and upon reaching the
opposite shore found several bullets lodged in his helmet. It is also
understood he was killed in an engagement during rhat war, though we
have no record as to place or date.
Adam Lower's grandfather was very wealthy, & gained his wealthe
in this way: The cholera in a city in Germany (Wurtemburg) caused the
living to flee, & he received an enormous fortune for clearing the city
of its dead. For some reason, when a young man, Adam ran away from his
grandfather's home & came to America. He had only money enough to pay
part of his ship fare, & when he landed in America was sold in bondage
to satisfy the debt.
When the Revolutionary War broke out he secured his freedom by
enlisting in the Continental Army, which was in accordance with a law
passed by the Continental Congress, giving freedom to all white persons,
then serving bondage, who would enlist in the Continental Army.
We find the following Revolutionary record of Adam Lower in the
Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. III;
A muster roll of Captain William Heyser's Company, of the German
Regiment commanded by Baron Arendt, Colonel:
Quibbel Town, May 22, 1977.
Captain William Heyser, July 12, 1776
Privates, among whom is Adam Lower
The first record of settelemtn was in Maxatawney Township, Berks
County PA. The following certification of naturalization:
I do hereby swear that Adam lauer, of Maxatawney Township
hat voluntarily taken the oath of allegiance and fidelity, as directed
by an act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, passed the 13th day
of June AD 1777
Witness my hand and seal the 18th day of July AD 1778
Samuel Ely (L.S.)
In his naturalization papers the name is spelled Lauer, which is
the correct spelling, according to the German, but later the spelling
was changed to Lower which speling has been used by all his children.
According to date he would have been about 23 years of age at the
time of taking the oath of allegiance to the United States of Ameica. We
have no definite date of his marriage, but considering the date of his
wife's death, June 17, 1806, at the age of 49, and the fact that eleven
children were born, possibly two years apart, we can approximate the
date of marriage. His wife's maiden name was Elizabeth Keiser. She was
born on board a ship en route from Germany to America, AD 1757. The
record on her tombstone in Williamsburg PA is Elizabeta Lauer.
We have no record of Adam Lower's removal from Berks County PA to
Williamsburg PA, the in Huntingdon County, now Blair County. Adam Lower
bought land near Williamsburg PA for farms, and also lots in town. Many
of his children married i and near Williamsburg and remined there for
many years. He was a weaver by trade, and had a loom in his log house at
the foot of the hill below the Methodist Church, in Williamsburg.
IT is said that Adam Lower gave a man named Ulric a pwer of
attorney to go to Germany and collect the estate of his grandfather. The
man went, and was supposed to have obtained the estat, but never
returned, nor made a settlement with Adam Lower. This was a source of
trouble to Adam, fearing that his sister had been robbed of her share of
the estate. He never heard from his sister.
Adam Lower married his second wife, named Nancy Diggins, who had
a son named John diggins. The author can just remember this grandmother.
I was born in 1829 and grandfather died April 16, 1833.
LAST WILL AND TESTEMENT OF ADAM LOWER
In the name of God, Amen. I, Adam Lower, of the Borough of
Williamsburg, in the County of Huntingdon, and State of Pennsylvania,
being of weak body, but sound mind, memory and understanding, and
considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish
this, my last will and testement, and revoking all former will by me
I do order and direct that all my just devts and funeral expenses
be duly paid and satisfied, out of my personal estate, as soon as
conveniently can be after my decease.
Item the first:
I give and bequeath to my wife Nancy all that messuaage and tract
of land which I purchased from Daniel Clapper, situate and lying in
Frankstown Towmship, in the ocunty of said adjoing lands of Daniel
Clapper, Williams Rhodes and others, together with all my personal
property that I now possess, during her natural life, provided she
should durvive me.
Also the onefourth of the income of the land occupied by my sons
George and Daniel, yearly, with the on-half of all the fruit of the
orchard, in the tenure of my sone Daniel. Also the interest of a note I
hold against John Lower, to amount of sity ($60.00) doallars, is to be
Also the yearly interest of two several notes I hold against
Henry Lower, one of one hundred dollars, and the other of twenty-five
dollars, for and during her natural life. And after her decease my will
is that all described property, both real and personal and mixed, or any
more that I may possess, shall be sold by my executor, with full power
to convey the same to the purchasers, and the proceeds thereof shall be
equally divided between all my children, share and share alike.
And it is further my will that the articles of agreement made
between me and my sons, George and Daniel, are to be fulfilled to my
wife nancy, during her natural life in the same amnner and in the same
proportion as they were made payable to me.
And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint David Ake to be
the executor of this, my last will and testement.
In witness whereof I have herunto set my hadn and seal this the
fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eith hundred
Signed and sealed by the testator, as his last will and
testament, in the presence of us.
GEORGE DAVIS ADAM LOWER [SEAL]
THOMAS PATTERSON (in German)
Sworn and subscribed the 27th day of April, 1833, before
D.R.Porter, Registrar, George Davis, Thomas patterson
Huntingdon County PA ss
I, David R Porter, Registrar for the Probate of Wills and
granting letters of administration in and for said county of Huntingdon,
do certify that the above and foregoing is a true copy of the last will
and testament of Adama Lower, deceased, with the probate thereon taken,
duly registered, and remaining on file in the Registrar's office of said
county. In testimony whereof i have herunto set my hand and seal of the
said office at Huntidon the 29th day of April, 1933
D.R. porter, registrat
Child of ADAM LOWER and NANCY DIGGINS is:
i. JOHN4 DIGGINS, b. Aft. 1770; Stepchild. Children of ADAM L
ELIZABETA KEISER are:
2. ii. GEORGE4 LOWER, b. 1782; d. May 08, 1859.
3. iii. JOHN LOWER, b. February 18, 1793, Williamsburg, PA; d.
1858, Williamsburg, PA.
4. iv. HENRY LOWER, b. September 18, 1794.
5. v. CATHERINE LOWER, b. Abt. 1795, Williamsburg, PA; d. Bef. 1911.
6. vi. ELIZABETH LOWER, b. Abt. 1797.
vii. MARY LOWER, b. March 11, 1797, Williamsburg, PA; d. December
7. viii. DAVID LOWER, b. May 01, 1801, Williamsburg, PA; d. April 06,
8. ix. ADAM LOWER, b. Bef. 1806.
9. x. DANIEL LOWER, b. Bef. 1806; d. January 10, 1844.
10. xi. SARAH LOWER, b. Bef. 1800.
11. xii. JACOB LOWER, b. Abt. 1767; d. 1853, Noblesville IN.
Ms. ENGLE includes passages from "Lower Family In America" by Rev. Joseph
Leaney LOWER. I don't know where you can secure a copy.
Catharine LOWER was the daughter of Adam LOWER, born in Wurtemburg, Germany
in 1755. Adam and his sister lived in Germany with their grandfather since
his mother died when Adam was young. The father was a Major in the German
Army during the Seven Years War and was killed in that war. The grandfather
was wealthy and got his wealth during the cholera epidemic. People fled the
city and he cleaned up the city of the dead. Adam for some reason left his
grandfather and ran away to America. Since he had only part of his fare paid
he was sold into bondage and served eight years to satisfy his freedom
according to law which stated that anyone white person who would enlist in the Continental Army would get their freedom. He served in the German Regiment
as a Private in Capt. William HEYSER's Company. He was naturalized in 1777 in
Berks Co. Pennsylvania and was about 23 when he took the Oath of Allegiance.
His first wife, Elizabeth KEISER died 17 June 1806 age 49. There were 11
children to this union. She was buried in Williamsburg, Pa. Adam bought land
near Williamsburg for farming and also lots in the town. He was a weaver by
trade and had a loom in his log house at the foot of the hill below the
Methodist Church in Williamsburg. he later married Nancy DIGGINS. In his will
he bequeathed to his wife Nancy a tract of land he purchased from Daniel
CLAPPER in Frankstown Twp. adjoining Daniel CLAPPER, William RHODES and
Children were: Jacob LOWER-37500, Catherine LOWER-37128, George LOWER-37491, John LOWER-37492, Henry LOWER-37493, Elizabeth LOWER-37494, Mary LOWER-37495, Sarah LOWER-37499, David LOWER-37496, Adam LOWER-37497, Daniel LOWER-37498.
Spouse: Nancy DIGGINS-37346. Nancy DIGGINS and Adam LOWER/LAUBER were married after 1806. Children were: John Diggins LOWER-37490.
Sybilla LOWER/LOWRY8251 died on 24 October 1832 in Richwood, Union Co., OH.
Spouse: Abraham MILLER Sr.-4936. Sybilla LOWER/LOWRY and Abraham MILLER Sr. were married in 1798. Children were: Christena/Christine/Christina MILLER-4940.
Florence LOWERY219 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Raymond Calvin MYERS-194880. Florence LOWERY and Raymond Calvin MYERS were married.
Inez Lillian LOWERY4778 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Delbert Harry SANNER-110491. Inez Lillian LOWERY and Delbert Harry SANNER were married. Children were: Marilyn SANNER-110493.
Jacob LOWERY12 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Christine ZEHRUNG-164784. Christine ZEHRUNG and Jacob LOWERY were married.
Margart LOWERY715 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: John Speicher HADY-24169. Children were: John Lowery HADY-24201, Anna HADY-24202.
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living.
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Spouse: Joan Marie BATDORF-65350. Children were: Living, Brenda LOWIE-65358, Evert LOWIE-65359.
Brenda LOWIE2470 was born (date unknown). Parents: Living and Joan Marie BATDORF-65350.
Living (private). Parents: Living and Joan Marie BATDORF-65350.
Evert LOWIE2470 was born (date unknown). Parents: Living and Joan Marie BATDORF-65350.
Christina Carlina LOWIG5937 was born on 1 February 1851 in Darke Co., OH. She died on 4 October 1940 at the age of 89 in West Milton, Miami Co., OH. She was buried at New Harris Creek Cem. in Bradford, Miami Co., OH.5937
Spouse: Solomon BOYD-127663. Christina Carlina LOWIG and Solomon BOYD were married on 24 December 1868 in Greenville, Darke Co., OH.
Altha LOWMAN8128 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Eli GARBER-150293. Altha LOWMAN and Eli GARBER were married. Children were: Virgil GARBER-150292.
Andrew LOWMAN288 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Nancy (WIFE OF LOWMAN, ANDREW)-95069. Nancy (WIFE OF LOWMAN, ANDREW) and Andrew LOWMAN were married. Children were: Elizabeth C. LOWMAN-95067.
Effie LOWMAN120 was born on 24 September 1865.
Spouse: Adam DILLING-41312. Effie LOWMAN and Adam DILLING were married on 22 February 1888. Children were: Vera Faye DILLING-85797.
Elizabeth C. LOWMAN288 was born in October 1834 in Pennsylvania. She died in 1901 at the age of 67. Parents: Andrew LOWMAN-95068 and Nancy (WIFE OF LOWMAN, ANDREW)-95069.
Spouse: Levi J. ESCH-95036. Elizabeth C. LOWMAN and Levi J. ESCH were married on 14 March 1861 in Brush Valley Twp., Indiana Co., PA. Children were: Ida E. ESCH-95070, Lou ESCH-95071, Agnes "Aggie" ESCH-95072, Margaret Luelda ESCH-95073, Mary Alice ESCH-95074, John William ESCH-95075, Meary ESCH-95076, Anna "Annie" ESCH-95077, Clara Inez ESCH-95079.
Living (private).2017 Parents: William LOWMAN-129817 and Belle (WIFE OF LOWMAN, WILLIAM)-129818.
Spouse: Howard F. TOLHELM-90721.