LUMAN A. FOWLER
Luman A. Fowler, one of the early
settlers of Lake County, was born in Berkshire Co., Mass., October
1, 1809, and is a son of Josiah and Louisa (Stewart) Fowler. His
parents moved to Palmyra, N.Y., where his mother died, his father
afterward moving to Washtenaw County, Mich., where he died. Luman A.
Fowler had a fair education, and was by trade a carpenter
and joiner. At Dearborn, Mich., on
October 18, 1835, he was married to Miss Eliza Cochran, born October
27, 1816, in Madison County, N.Y. This union was blessed with nine
children- Harriet A. (deceased), Rollin D., Josephine (now Mrs.
Williams), Arnold, Luman A., William S., Mary J. (now Mrs.
Peterson), Alta E. (now Mrs. Pinney) and Mabel E. (now Mrs.
Beidelman). Mrs. Fowler is yet living in Crown Point. After
marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler emigrated to what is now Lake County,
locating in Centre Township, where Mr. Fowler farmed. At that
period, indians and game were more abundant than white subjects, and
they endured the hardships of most early settlers. Afterward Mr.
Fowler became a leading citizen, whose judgement on public matters
was often invoked by friends and neighbors.
He was elected County sherriff seven
times, serving fourteen years--an evidence of public confidence. In
1850, he went to California, where he spent six years in mining, and
returned to Crown Point where, on April 12, 1870, after eight days'
illness with pneumonia, he departed. He was an honorable man, and
very greatly lamented.
Source- Counties of Porter and Lake,
Submitted By Kathy Huish for descendant
Kurt Luman Fowler
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