Found in Grace Newnum's scrapbook
Elias Patterson Sowers was born December 25, 1841 at Harveysburg, Fountain Co, Ind. He was married Sept 19, 1860 to Miss Anna M. Redenbaugh. To this union was born six children, all of which are living except one daughter, who died at the age of 4. He came to Kansas in 1881, settling on Grouse Creek near Dexter. In 1908 he returned to Harveysburg where he resided until about one year ago, when he visited in California about 6 months, returning to Dexter in June, 1917 and has since made his home with Mr and Mrs EE Daniels where he died December 27, 1917. He was converted when a boy, uniting with the ME Church. After he came to Kansas he united with the UB Church there being no Methodist near his home. Some years later he united with the Baptist church and was a member of this church when his master called him home. He served as an ordained minister in all 3 churches and was a useful Christian man. He leaves to mourn their loss four sons and one daughter, WA & JP Sowers of Kingman; CW Sowers of San Bernadino Calif; IM Sowers and Mrs EE Daniels of Dexter, Ks; besides grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of friends. The funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. EE Daniels Friday at 2 p.m. Pastor NM Frerichs assited by WO Frerichs, conducted the funeral. He was laid to rest in the Maple City cemetery.
Created by: 7 December 2009