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Object Name Chart, Genealogical
Object ID # 2017.30.1
Creator Bower, Henry S., 1836-1909
Place of Origin Harleysville, Lower Salford Township, Pennsylvania
Date 1897
Material Paper, ink
Description Framed genealogical chart (in form of a family tree) of the Hans Bauer family, made by Henry S. Bower, Harleysville, PA, 1897. Hand-drawn on heavy paper (now darkened with age); in its' original frame. Frame was re-backed with archival matboard, Aug. 2017, and new conservation-clear glass was installed.
Provenance Bower family genealogical tree made in 1897 by Mennonite genealogist Henry S. Bower (1836-1909) of Harleysville, PA; a preacher in the Salford Mennonite congregation. In 1897, Bower also compiled and published (at Harleysville) "A Genealogical Record of the decendants of Daniel Stauffer and Hans Bauer and other Pioneers..." The frame is from the period - the chart was likely framed not long after it was made. Passed down in the family to Henry's grandson Aaron C. Bower (1901-1992), of Hatfield, PA, then to his son Merton S. Bower, and last to his grandson Zachary Aaron Bower (the donor).
Source Gift of Zachary Aaron Bower