In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Clowser Homestead

from the Winchester Star

This home is where Henry Clowser lived with his family, until their family was killed by Shawnee Indians. Young Henry Clowser survived, as well as his two sisters, who had been abducted by the Shawnee.

Marion Clowser is a descendant and so am I.

Henry Clowser's guardian was Casper Larrick, an immigrant from Alsace-Lorraine. The Clowsers came from Germany. I am wondering if they came on the same ship, from the same town, the same church, or were related in some way or if they were just chance neighbors, in the military together, or in some other way knew each other.

My mother's father, William James Lockhart, Sr.'s grandmother was Mary Jane Foreman, whose grandfather was the young Henry Clowser. He is my grandfather's grandmother's grandfather. Which makes him my 4th great-grandfather, I believe, and the elder Henry Clowser (or Heinrich Clauser) and his wife Anna Maria Arma, my 5th great-grandparents.

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