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The Conneaut Historical Society Website is a tresure trove of early Lowing history.
Among the wonderful finds on this site was the following cemetary information notes:
|LOWING, ALVIN R.||4 JUN 1937||7 MAY 2003||S OF FREDERICK Z. & ISABELLE EVA BAILEY LOWING; H OF BETTY B. & STACEY|
|LOWING, ANNA HAIGHT||10 MAR 1764||3 AUG 1843||W OF WILLIAM|
|LOWING, FRANK C.||11 JAN 1857||S OF HENRY & NANCY|
|LOWING, HANNAH COBB||18 JUN 1794||31 MAR 1872||W OF STEPHEN|
|LOWING, HENRY D. REV.||29 MAY 1827||9 NOV 1903||76/5/10||S OF STEPHEN & HANNAH; CIVIL WAR; H. OF NANCY J. PIERCE|
|LOWING, HENRY S.||6 SEP 1860/62||1937||S OF HENRY & NANCY J. PIERCE LOWING|
|LOWING, LUTHER||1933||1935||S OF HENRY D. & NANCY|
|LOWING, MAY C.||3 JUL 1854||D OF HENRY & NANCY|
|LOWING, MAHLON R.||8 JUL 1922||15 SEP 2002||80/0/0||S OF FREDERICK & ISABEL BAILEY LOWING; H OF BERNIECE FERRY & FLORENCE ROSSMAN|
|LOWING, NANCY J. PIERCE||31 OCT 1831||5 OCT 1921||W OF HENRY D.|
|LOWING, SAMUEL W.||3 MAY 1865||S OF HENRY & NANCY J. PIERCE LOWING|
|LOWING, SARAH J.||25 JUL 1866||D OF HENRY & NANCY|
|LOWING, STEPHEN||3 JUN 1798||28 NOV 1871||74/0/0||H OF HANNAH COBB|
|LOWING, WHEELER W.||2 JUN 1851||19/9/6|
|LOWING, WILLIAM||11 APR 1758||20 DEC 1802||H OF ANNA HAIGHT; REV WAR|
The Conneaut Center Cemetery index came from the Crawford County Historical Society index -- think it tells you on the front of the cemetery listing who did the indexing and when. Sorry, don't have any additional information for you. However, if the deaths are about 1970 or so, some of the information could have come from obituaries. We are trying to keep the indexes up-to-date using the current obits that we run across.
Deeds are available in the Crawford County Courthouse in Meadville. Obits in the old newspapers are available at the Crawford County Historical Society in Meadville.
Names: Conneaut Center or Thayer Cemetery
Location: East side of Twp. Rt. 338, about 0.6 mile south of its intersection with Leg. Rt. 20038 at Conneaut Center. Size: Over 200 marked burials. Condition: Still in use. History: Indexes: 1. Minnie Trapani, "Conneaut Center Cemetery (Thayer Cemetery) Conneaut Township" (ts., n.d.), 5 pp. 2. Eugene F. Throop, "Conneaut Center Cemetery" (ts., 1971 with later additions), 10 pp. Burial records:Crawford County Courthouse Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335 (814) 333-7300
Here is a related list in Linesville Cemetary :
SURNAME SEX DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH DATE/PLACE OF DEATH FATHER MOTHER SPOUSE Military Service Lowing, Henry Stephen M Sept. 6, 1860 at Napoli, New York March 6, 1937 Rev. Henry Dyer Lowing Nancy Jane Pierce Eva B. Dunbar
Other Links:Kingsville Academy - 1847
ROSTER OF THE 154th NEW YORK, G-OLowing, Henry D. (F&S)--ca. May 30, 1827; Gainesvlle, New York; November 9, 1903; Conneaut, Pennsylvania; Conneaut, Pennsylvania.
Linesville HistoryThe first newspaper venture was made at Linesville in April, 1875, by Britton & McCoy, under the appellation of the Leader. It maintained a flickering existence with brief suspensions under the subsequent management of George W. Baldwin and of R. H. Montgomery, until with a subscription list of 149, it passed into the hands, in September, 1881, of H. D. and F. C. Lowing, the present publishers. Under their charge the Leader, re-christened the Linesville Herald, has met with a large circulation, and proved a valuable property; since September, 1883, it has been issued semi-weekly, Wednesdays and Saturdays. In politics it is Republican. Subsequent to the founding of the Leader the Linesville Gazette was launched into being by Frank McCoy. After a brief existence it was continued by L. L. Luce, under the name of the American Citizen. A few months later its final issue was published.
tters worse, Stephen was away from home most of the lumbering season. He cut and drew logs to the river all winter, hoping to gain a little money be selling his logs in Grand Haven in the Spring, but in the early 1840s, logs generally did not bring in enough money to pay expenses. Usually $5.00 per m. and sometimes less. This sometimes did not pay the man that Stephen hired to help.
This lack of money in logs, gave Stephen the idea of building a sawmill, knowing he could sell boards to settlers, to build their first huts. He built this water mill on the Creek than ran close to his house, only nearer to the river. There was not much force to this creek, so he dammed it and made a small pond, in order to insure a steady stream of water. er[sic] he put up a water wheel to which was attached pails. These pails were filled with water from the race at the top, and the fill pails made a weight and gave impetus which turned the wheel and emptied at the bottom, this force making enough power to turn the saws. Although this mill was not very successful, (they often had to stop and let the mill pond fill up with water, before they could continue) it was still quicker than hauling the logs to Jenison and bringing back the boards. It was used for about three years (1843-1846), by Stephen or any neighbor who needed lumber.
One day Martha, Stephen's little daughter, climbed into one of the pails and her weight started the mill. To keep from being plunged into the w ater, she commenced to climb from pail to pail. One of the men working near the mill heard it running, so hurried to investigate and lifted her out.
Shortly after Ruth (Stephen's wife) came to Michigan, she was left a legacy of $600.00. They were still living in this first but and although $600.00 could have made them more comfortable in their furnishings and living quarters, they used none of it to better this condition. There was a strip of pine very close to Stephen's land, which was one of the finest in the State. This land was being taken up fast. It must have been a hard decision for Ruth to make. To buy 160 acres of Pine for future wealth, instead of using it for herself and the children, who needed it so desperately then. This land was divided. Eighty acres on the west adjoining their home and eighty acres on the east. Forty acres on both sides of the logging road running toward Jenison.
At one time, Holden Lowing wished to extend the logging road, leading directly north from Hudsonville across his land and asked permission of Stephen to have it cross his land, thereby making a straight road from Hudsonville, north to the Ohio Mills dock on the Grand River. While it would appear to be the sensible thing to do, Stephen refused. Holden was very angry. Years later, Stephen wished this road to go through an began the proper procedure to accomplish it, but Holden was Supervisor at that time and decided Stephen was not to have this road, it he could prevent it. Holden knowing that a road cannot disturb a cemetery, had the southern most part of his land set off as a cemetery and
buried one of the poor charges of the Township on this lot. As this was the southern entrance to the proposed road, Stephen never gained his road. For years that lonely grave was the only one in the cemetery. Later Isaac and Lavina were buried there, but as no suitable market was placed there, the exact location of their graves is not known.
The brothers eventually made up their quarrel and were friends.
Life For Holden
When Holden Lowing - 4th child as well as 4th son was born, it was in a story and a half clapboard house, with a large fireplace at one end, which was used for both heat and cooking. The three older boys slept in aloft, reached by a ladder. There was homemade furniture - a table, chair or two - benches - beds made with woven rope springs. Ticks filled with straw or corn husks, were used for mattresses. His clothes were probably hand woven. The wool or flax was no doubt grown, spun and woven by his mother.
Wolves were very numerous in those days and usually ran in packs. They were never known to attack a person, but often, when one went out for the cattle, in the morning, he found they had been encircled by the wolves at night. When wolves are near, domestic animals will usually herd close together and the wolves will run around them in circles, howling in a weird manner.