Schowalter, Edward Henry

Schowalter, Edward Henry

Male 1861 - 1929  (67 years)

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  • Name Schowalter, Edward Henry  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 27 Oct 1861  Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Mar 1929  Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Mennonite Cemetary
    Person ID I2495  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Schowalter, Christian,   b. 11 Nov 1828, Assenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1907, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Haffner, Rosina,   b. 18 May 1836, Quirnbeim, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1917, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 25 Oct 1855  Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F1799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Koehn, Elisa,   b. 11 Nov 1864, Volhynia, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1943, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1886  [1
    Children 
     1. Schowalter, Clarence C.,   b. 28 Sep 1887, Haltsead, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1974, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Natural]
     2. Schowalter, Abigail Marie,   b. 27 Mar 1890, Halstead, Harvey, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1957, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Natural]
     3. Schowalter, Harvey O.,   b. 14 Apr 1896, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1943, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [Natural]
     4. Schowalter, Mabel R.,   b. 6 Nov 1897, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1979, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Natural]
     5. Schowalter, Infant Son,   b. 18 Jul 1898, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1898, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1861 - Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 1929 - Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Documents
    Elisa Koehn - 1900 United States Federal Census
    Elisa Koehn - 1900 United States Federal Census
    Record for Edward Henry Schowalter

  • Notes 


    • Source:Torsten Eymann database,Web page downloaded, March, 2000 by Michael Hervey,http://www.iig.uni-freiburg.de/~eymann/

      Mother:Maria Eymann(1824),5.5122

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      General Conference Mennonite Church, Christlicher Bundesbote (CBB), 6 Jun 1928 p. 7

      Schowalter, Keokuk. -- Edward Henry, Sohn von Prediger Christian und Rosina Schowalter, war geboren 27. Oktober 1861 in der Nähe von Donnellson; Lee Co., Iowa. Im Alter von 15 Jahren wurde er auf sein Bekenntnis getauft und in die Zionsgemeinde bei Donnellson aufgenommen, deren treues Glied er bis zu seinem Tode blieb. Er graduierte von der Denmark Akademie von Denmark,
      Iowa, und von der Schule in Wadsworth, Ohio. Im Alter von 19 Jahren wurde er Lehrer in der Schule in Berne, Indiana. Später ging er nach Halstead, Kansas, wo er im Sommer die Gemeindeschule deutsch und im Winter englisch lehrte. Am 25. Dezember verehelichte er sich mit Elise Koehn. Diese Ehe war mit 5 Kindern gesegnet, von denen 4 noch am Leben sind, eins starb Klein.

      In 1889 lehrte er die Indianerschule auf der Farm vom Aeltesten Christian Krehbiel. Dann bekam er einen Ruf von seiner Heimatgemeinde, ihre Gemeindeschule zu lehren. Diese Schule hatte bisher sein Vater Christian Schowalter viele Jahre gelehrt. Er nahm 1890 diesen Ruf an und zog in die Nähe von Donnellson. Eine Reihe von Jahren lehrte er die Schule im sommer deutsch und im Winter englisch. 1901 gab er das Lehren auf, um Farmer zu werden. Im Jahre 1919 zog er nach Keokuk, Iowa, wo er bis zu seinem Tode lebte.

      Am 24. Dezember 1928 erkrankte er an Influenza und Lungenentzündung und starb am 14 März 1929, im Alter von 67 Jahren. Er hinterläßt seine liebe Frau und 4 Kinder, eine Schwester, 3 Brüder und viele andere Verwandte und Freunde. Er war viele Jahre Lehrer und Superintendent der Sonntagschule, Vorsteher und Schreiber der Gemeinde. Die Leichenfeier fand statt von seinem Heim in Keokuk unter der Leitung von seinem Seelsorger Br. John E. Kaufman, Prediger der Zionsgemeinde, Donnellson, Iowa, unterstützt von Rev.
      Bisping von Keokuk. Seine Leiche wird im Gewölbe aufbewahrt, bis die Wege besser werden, dann wird das Begräbnis auf dem Kirchhofe in Donnellson sein.

      And here's a rough translation:

      Edward Henry, son of Elder Christian and Rosina Schowalter, was born on the 27th of October 1861, in the vicinity of Donnellson, Lee County,Iowa. At the age of 15 years he was baptized up on confession of the faith, and received into the Zion Church in Donnellson, whose faithful member he remained up to his death. He graduated from the Denmark Academyin Denmark, Iowa, and from the school in Wadsworth, Ohio. At the age of19, he became a teacher in the school in Bern e, Indiana. Later he went to Halstead, Kansas where he taught in the community (high?) school German in the summer, and English in the winter.

      On the 25th of December he was married to Elise Koehn. This marriage was blessed with 5 children, one of whom died when small, and 4 of whom are yet alive. In 1889, he taught at the India n Training School on the farm of Elder Christian Krehbiel. Then he recieved a call from his home community to teach in the school there, where his father Christian Schowalter had taught many years. He answered this call in 1890, and returned to the Donnellson area. He taught several years, German in the summers, and English in the winters. He left teaching in 1901 to take up farming. In the 1919, he removed to Keokuk, Iowa, where he lived up to his death.

      On the 24th of December 1928 he contracted Influenza and Pneumonia, and died on the 14th of Ma rch, 1929, at the age of 67 years. He leaves behind his dear wife and 4 children, a sister , 3 brothers, and many other relatives and friends. He was many years a teacher and superintendant of the Sunday School, and a director and clerk in the community (church records??). The funeral was held in Keokuk (?) under the direction of Brother John E. Kaufman, elder of the Zion Church, Donnellson, Iowa, with the assistance of Rev. Bisping of Keokuk. The body is stored in the vault until the roads improve, when a funeral will be held in the church house at Donnellson.

      On the 24th of December 1928 he contracted Influenza and Pneumonia, and died on the 14th of March, 1929, at the age of 67 years. He leaves behind his dear wife and 4 children, a sister, 3 brothers, and many other relatives and friends. He was many years a teacher and superintendant of the Sunday School, and a director and clerk in the community (church records??). The funeral was held in Keokuk (?) under the direction of Brother John E. Kaufman, elder of the Zion Church, Donnellson, Iowa, with the assistans of Rev. Bisping of Keokuk. The body is stored in the vault until the roads improve, when a funeral will be held in the churchhouse at Donnellson.

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      1925 Population Census of Iowa
      Lee County, book 208
      Keokuk city
      1 January 1925

      Lines 43 & 44
      1343 Des Moines

      Schowalter, Edward | Husband | M, W, 63 | Married | Owns House, Free of Mortgage; house valued at $4,500, insured for $1500 | Completed grade school; highest grade completed 6th grade | can read and write | place of birth Iowa | Father: Schowalter, Christian; born Germany | Mother: Haffner, Rosa.; Germany | Parents married in Iowa | Religion: Mennonite

      Schowalter, Elisa | Wife | F, W, 60 | Married | in the US 39 years; in Iowa 39 years | Completed grade school; highest grade completed 8th grade | can read and write | place of birth Germany | Father: Kohn (possibly Koehn), Benj.; born Germany | Mother: DN (don't know); born Germany | Parents married in Germany | Religion: Mennonite (the actual page has had all dittoes filled in by a person other than the original enumerator; in this case there is a ditto for Elisa's religion on the line below Edward's "Mennonite", but the person who filled in the dittoes wrote Meth for Methodist as all the other "M" religions on the page were Methodist; the ditto marks remain faintly visible underneath the word Meth.).
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      The Schowalter Book

      Source:Torsten Eymann database,Web page downloaded, March, 2000 byMichael Hervey,http://www.i ig.uni-freiburg.de/~eymann/

      Mother:Maria Eymann(1824),5.5122

      __________________________________________________________________________ ___________________ _________

      6 Jun 1928 p. 7

      Schowalter, Keokuk. -- Edward Henry, Sohn von Prediger Christian undRosina Schowalter, war ge boren 27. Oktober 1861 in der Nähe vonDonnellson; Lee Co., Iowa. Im Alter von 15 Jahren wurd e er auf seinBekenntnis getauft und in die Zionsgemeinde bei Donnellson aufgenommen,deren tre ues Glied er bis zu seinem Tode blieb. Er graduierte von derDenmark Akademie von Denmark,
      Iowa, und von der Schule in Wadsworth, Ohio. Im Alter von 19 Jahren wurdeer Lehrer in der Sch ule in Berne, Indiana. Später ging er nach Halstead,Kansas, wo er im Sommer die Gemeindeschul e deutsch und im Winter englischlehrte. Am 25. Dezember verehelichte er sich mit Elise Koehn . Diese Ehewar mit 5 Kindern gesegnet, von denen 4 noch am Leben sind, eins starbKlein.

      In 1889 lehrte er die Indianerschule auf der Farm vom Aeltesten ChristianKrehbiel. Dann beka m er einen Ruf von seiner Heimatgemeinde, ihreGemeindeschule zu lehren. Diese Schule hatte bi sher sein Vater ChristianSchowalter viele Jahre gelehrt. Er nahm 1890 diesen Ruf an und zog i n dieNähe von Donnellson. Eine Reihe von Jahren lehrte er die Schule im sommerdeutsch und i m Winter englisch. 1901 gab er das Lehren auf, um Farmer zuwerden. Im Jahre 1919 zog er nac h Keokuk, Iowa, wo er bis zu seinem Todelebte.

      Am 24. Dezember 1928 erkrankte er an Influenza und Lungenentzündung undstarb am 14 März 1929 , im Alter von 67 Jahren. Er hinterlä©t seine liebeFrau und 4 Kinder, eine Schwester, 3 Brüde r und viele andere Verwandteund Freunde. Er war viele Jahre Lehrer und Superintendent derSonn tagschule, Vorsteher und Schreiber der Gemeinde. Die Leichenfeierfand statt von seinem Heim i n Keokuk unter der Leitung von seinemSeelsorger Br. John E. Kaufman, Prediger der Zionsgemein de, Donnellson,Iowa, unterstützt von Rev.
      Bisping von Keokuk. Seine Leiche wird im Gewölbe aufbewahrt, bis die Wegebesser werden, dan n wird das Begräbnis auf dem Kirchhofe in Donnellsonsein.

      And here's a rough translation:

      Edward Henry, son of Elder Christian and Rosina Schowalter, was born onthe 27th of October 18 61, in the vicinity of Donnellson, Lee County,Iowa. At the age of 15 years he was baptized up on confession of thefaith, and received into the Zion Church in Donnellson, whose faithfulmem ber he remained up to his death. He graduated from the Denmark Academyin Denmark, Iowa, and f rom the school in Wadsworth, Ohio. At the age of19, he became a teacher in the school in Bern e, Indiana. Later he went toHalstead, Kansas
      where he taught in the community (high?) school German in the summer, andEnglish in the winte r.

      On the 25th of December he was married to Elise Koehn. This marriage wasblessed with 5 childr en, one of whom died when small, and 4 of whom areyet alive. In 1889, he taught at the India n Training School on the farmof Elder Christian Krehbiel. Then he recieved a call from his ho mecommunity to teach in the school there, where his father ChristianSchowalter had taught man y years. He answered this call in 1890, andreturned to the Donnellson area. He taught severa l years, German in thesummers, and English in the winters. He left teaching in 1901 to take u pfarming. In the 1919, he removed to Keokuk, Iowa, where he lived up tohis death.

      On the 24th of December 1928 he contracted Influenza and Pneumonia, anddied on the 14th of Ma rch, 1929, at the age of 67 years. He leaves behindhis dear wife and 4 children, a sister , 3 brothers, and many otherrelatives and friends. He was many years a teacher and superinten dant ofthe Sunday School, and a director and clerk in the community (churchrecords??). The fu neral was held in Keokuk (?) under the direction ofBrother John E. Kaufman, elder of the Zio n Church, Donnellson, Iowa, withthe assistans of Rev. Bisping of Keokuk. The body is stored i n the vaultuntil the roads improve, when a funeral will be held in the churchhouseat Donnells on.

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      1925 Population Census of Iowa
      Lee County, book 208
      Keokuk city
      1 January 1925

      Lines 43 & 44
      1343 Des Moines

      Schowalter, Edward | Husband | M, W, 63 | Married | Owns House, Free ofMortgage; house value d at $4,500, insured for $1500 | Completed gradeschool; highest grade completed 6th grade | c an read and write | place ofbirth Iowa | Father: Schowalter, Christian; born Germany | Mother :Haffner, Rosa.; Germany | Parents married in Iowa | Religion: Mennonite

      Schowalter, Elisa | Wife | F, W, 60 | Married | in the US 39 years; inIowa 39 years | Complet ed grade school; highest grade completed 8th grade| can read and write | place of birth Germa ny | Father: Kohn (possiblyKoehn), Benj.; born Germany | Mother: DN (don't know); born German y |Parents married in Germany | Religion: Mennonite (the actual page hashad all dittoes fill ed in by a person other than the original enumerator;in this case there is a ditto for Elisa' s religion on the line belowEdward's "Mennonite", but the person who filled in the dittoes wr ote Methfor Methodist as all the other "M" religions on the page were Methodist;the ditto mar ks remain faintly visible underneath the word Meth.).
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  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Eymann Database, Torsten Eymann, (Name: Web page downloaded, March, 2000 by Michael Hervey;).
      Date of Import: Mar 4, 2000

    2. [S342] The Schowalter Book, Arb. A. Schowalter, Clarence C. Schowalter, Edgar P. Schowalter, (Name: 1963, with Supplementary Report;).
      1799

    3. [S15] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006;).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,178 rolls. Franklin, Lee, Iowa, ED , roll T624_410, part , page .

    4. [S446] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Franklin, Lee, Iowa; Roll: T623_31077_4120105; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1240442.
      Record for Elica Schowalter

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      Record for Edward Henry Schowalter

    6. [S379] Bethel College Bulletin, Bethel College Bulletin, Bethel College, Kansas. Wednesday, April 20, 1938, vol. 25, number 15. A Memorial Biography.
      He taught in Ohio three years and in 1853 went to teach a parochial school at Donnellson, Iowa. Here in Donnellson, Iowa, the young school teacher became acquainted with Rosina Haffner whom he married on October 25, 1855.

    7. [S125] Familien in Hochdorf und Assenheim 1412 bis 1912, Winfried Seelinger, page 456.