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Oliver Bowers -Germany to Maryland

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Oliver Bowers -Germany to Maryland

Posted: 11 Sep 2013 7:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bowers
I am seeking any information on Oliver Bowers, my 2nd Great-Grandfather. Census records show him being born in 1841, Coburg, Bavaria (Germany). He married Susannah North, from Maryland. They resided in Maryland to raise their family of 8 children (Samuel, Franklin, Ann, Kati, Lloyd, Mary, August & Richard). My line goes through Richard.
I suspect he may have changed his name when immigrating, as 'Bowers' is of English origin. Perhaps he was a 'Bauer', which is German. He likely immigrated as a young adult, as his children spoke German as a second language.
There are no records that I can find of an 'Oliver Bowers' immigrating from Germany. Additionally, I am unable to located any marriage records for Oliver Bowers & Susannah North.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as Bowers is my last name and I would very much like to know the 'Bowers' ancestry beyond my 2nd Great-Grandfather.

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