Bio: Bowe, Michael (1854 – 19??)
Surnames: Bowe, Mahoney, Moylan
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Bowe, Michael (12 July 1854 – 19??)
MICHAEL BOWE, who is a general merchant at Edgar, Wis., was born in Dodge county, Wis., July 12, 1854, and is a son of John and Ellen (Mahoney) Bowe, both of whom died at Fox Lake, Wis., he at the age of eighty-seven years, and she when aged sixty-two years. They were members of the Catholic Church. They had eight children, and with one exception all are living. The father was a farmer. Both he and wife were born in Ireland, and when they came to America landed at Boston, Mass., and from there came to Wisconsin.
Michael Bowe obtained his education in two district schools in Dodge County and afterward worked on the home farm until he embarked in the mercantile business at Fox Lake, the home of his parents being three miles from there. After selling his store at Fox Lake Mr. Bowe traveled for two years for the Beaver Dam Woolen Mills through Minnesota and Iowa, and then entered 240 acres of land, which he improved with buildings. Some fifteen years ago he entered into his present line of merchandising, his stock including groceries, school supplies and candies. He is one of the trustees of the village, is a Progressive Republican in his political views and is a member of St. John's Catholic Church.
Mr. Bowe married Miss Mary Moylan, a native of Dodge County, a daughter of John and Catherine Moylan, of Beaver Dam, and they have six children: Clare, Vigil, Helen, Frank, Clarence and Mark, the first three being teachers in the schools of Marathon county.
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