Bowersox (Bauersachs) Family History

Updated: 28 April 2011

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Connection to the Adams family: Mary Ann Bowersox married Benjamin R. Eisenhauer and were the parents of Pearl Eisenhauer who married Mason Clarence Adams.

If you have information on the Bowersox and Eisenhauer families please contact Jim Adams (adamsmckain at gmail.com)

The Bowersox (Bauersachs) line begins in the 17th century with Johannes Bauersachs (03 Aug 1699 in Memmelsdorf, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany - 15 May 1759 in Weingarten, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany) who married Anna Maria Huby (1693 in Offenbach, Hessen, Germany - 11 March 1744 in Weingarten, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany).

Bowersox trees can be found on ancestry.com:

Spade Tree

Miles Family Tree

Connection to the Adams Family:

Pearl Eisenhauer (b. 31 March 1883, d. 1939) married Mason Clarence Adams (b. 25 Dec 1877, d. 04 June 1928). Pearl was the daughter of Mary Ann (Bowersox) and Benjamin Abraham Eisenhauer (b. 18 Sep 1841, d. 03 Oct 1896).

William Bowersox (30 Nov 1809 in Snyder Co, PA - 23 Jan 1874 in Snyder Co, PA) married:
1. Maria Barbara Reitz (1808 - 1852)
2. Sarah Rearick (1819 - 1899). Child: Alvilda (1860 - 1860)

Children of William Bowersox (1809 - 1874) and Maria Barbara Reitz:
1. Judith (1832 - 1865) married Aaron Walters (1830 - 1898). Child: Belle Walters (1851 - 1886)
2. Amelia (1834 - 1856) married Philip G. Royer (1836 - 1899)
3. Washington (1836 - 1860) married Susan Hackenburg Benfer (1839 - 1923). Child Alice C. Bowersox (1859 - 1860)
4. Mary A. (1838 - 1898) married Philip G. Royer (1836 - 1899). Child: Gellard Ammon Royer (1861 - 1941)
5. Harriet (1840 - 1860) married Benjamin Abraham Eisenhauer (1841 - 1896)
6. Allen (1842 - 1923) married Lydia Eyster Hambright (1842 - 1890). Child: Ida Venetta Bowersox Hillis (1854 - 1947)
7. Ammon H. (1845 - 1932) married Ada Smith (1855 - 1931), Child: John William Bowersox (1882 - 1962)
8. Ada (1846 - 1911) married William Davis Gift (1846 - 1926). Children: Daisy E. (1872 - 1955); Ralph Edgar (1878 - 1970)
9. Ellen (1850 - 1938) married John J. Coleman (1847 - 1896). Child: Eliza Minerva (1871 - 1939)
10. Alvilda (1860 - 1860)

Benjamin Abraham Eisenhauer (18 Sep 1841 in Snyder Co., PA - 03 Oct 1896 in Flowerfield, St. Joseph, MI) was married to:
1. Harriet Bowersox (09 Oct 1840 in Snyder Co, PA - 09 Nov 1860 in Snyder Co., PA).
2. Mary Ann Bowersox. Children: (Findagrave.com gravestone photo in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI)

Benjamin Abraham Eisenhauer (1841 - 1896) and Mary Ann (Bowersox) had:
1. Laura Hanna (1861 - 1957) married Samuel Stuck. They had 5 children
2. Charles Henry (

Benjamin Abraham (1841 - 1896) and Harriet (Bowersox) Eisenhauer had:
1. Sarah Ellen (