|Adonijah J. Bowers
Adonijah J. Bowers 1
A. J. Bowers was a minister of the Dunkard or the Brethren Church. He ministered to the organization at Urbana and also the congregation in the Swearingen schoolhouse four miles southeast of St. Joseph. He was a faithful minister for seventeen years, and during all kinds of weather he never failed to be on hand to hold services. It is the rule of the church of the Brethren that ministers shall serve without financial recompense, and this adds to the merit of Mr. Bowers' splendid fidelity and work. He was a splendid citizen, widely informed in secular as well as biblical knowledge, and his life was one of Christian action. 2
Adonijah married Ruth Raper on 4 Aug 1859. (Ruth Raper was born on 26 Feb 1841 in Henry County, Indiana, USA and died on 24 Sep 1917 in Champaign Co, IL.)
1 Edward J BIENZ (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/prf/individual_record.asp?recid=1000016974).
A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois, by J. R. Stewart, published by The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago And New York, 1918.