Lavina Bowman

1825 Aug 24: Born to Daniel Bowman and Elizabeth Good. (2,3) Birth date from grave marker. (3)

____: John H. Good (GC8.53) marries Lavina Bowman. (2,3,4) John's obituary (6) names his surviving children.

  ____ ___ __: Martin B.
  ____ ___ __: Israel B.
  ____ ___ __: Catharine
            [m Agustus Horning]
  ____ ___ __: Lizzie
            [m Joseph Horning]
  ____ ___ __: Mary
            [m _____ Goshen]
  ____ ___ __: Elizabeth
            [m _____ Rutter]

1906 Jan 22: Lavina Bowman Good dies; buried Bowmansville Mennonite Cemetery. (3,4) Death date from grave marker. (3) Her obituary (4) says she died on Jan. 23.

1908 Apr 17: John H. Good (GC8.53) dies; Bowmansville Mennonite Cemetery. (5,6,7)

"On the 23d of Jan., 1906, near Bowmansville, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Lavina, wife of John H. Good; aged 80 Y., 4 M., 28 D. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years, and ministered faithfully to the needs of her loved ones in the home until five years before her death, when her mental powers failed, and in that condition she remained until death brought the change from the corruptible to the incorruptible, for we believe she met a Savior who is merciful. She is survived by her husband, now 92 years old, three daughters and two sons, of whom one is a minister; also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to mourn her departure, yet not without hope. Burial on the 26th in the Bowmansville Mennonite cemetery. Funeral services in the M. H. adjoining by Henry Good and Bish. Benj. Weaver. Blessed is the death of the righteous. Peace to her ashes. WM. G. GOOD." (4)


1. Henry W. Horning, "Genealogical Tips" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, Vol. V, No. 4 (Lancaster, PA: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 1982 Oct), p34.

2. Donald I Good and Romaine Stauffer, "Peter Good (GC) Family Revisited," localhost/family/peo...Peter-GC-rev/hs.html (Since 2014). [an error occurred while processing this directive].

3. "Lavina Bowman Good," (Find A Grave; accessed 2014 May 14). Lavina Bowman Good.

4. "Obituary" in Herald of Truth, Vol.XLIII, No. 6 (Mennonite Church of North America, 1906 Feb 8), p48. Also www.mcusa-archives.o...ts/1906HT/feb06.html (MennObits; accessed 2014 May 14). Lavina Bowman Good.

5. "John H. Good," (Find A Grave; accessed 2014 May 12). John H. Good (GC8.53).

6. "Obituary: John H. Good" in New Holland Clarion (1908 Apr 25), p1. Also (Accessed 2014 May 14). John H. Good (GC8.53).

7. "Obituaries" in Gospel Herald, Vol. I, No. 5 (Mennonite Church of North America, 1908 May 2), p79. Also www.mcusa-archives.o...ts/1908GH/may08.html (MennObits; accessed 2014 May 14). John H. Good (GC8.53).

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