Luke ROWLES

Luke ROWLES

Male 1815 - 1884  (69 years)

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  • Name Luke ROWLES  [1
    Born 10 May 1815  County Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 12 Jun 1849  Arrived in Boston Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Living in Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1860  [4
    Farmer 
    Census 1870  Living in Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1870  [5
    Farmer 
    Census 1880  Living in Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1880  [6
    Farmer 
    Died 16 Nov 1884  Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Notes 
    • Biographical sketches from the book
      "History of Dodge County Wisconsin 1880"

      Rowells, Luke
      page 642
      LUKE ROWELLS, farmer, Sec. 18; P.O. Waupun; was born May 10, 1815, in County Limerick, Ireland, and was the son of George and Sarah Griffin Rowells. Was married, April 16, 1849, to Margaret O'Brien, who was born May 12, 1825, daughter of Brian and Bridget O'Brien, of County Limerick. Mr. Rowells came to America in the spring of 1849, and located in the town of Easton, Washington Co., N.Y., where he followed farming till the fall of 1854, when he moved to Wisconsin and settled in the town of Chester, Dodge Co., on his present farm, which consists of 181 acres of land, valued at about $7,000. Mr. Rowells was the first of his father's family to emigrate to America, but was followed soon after by his brother, George, and in June, 1852, his parents came over; his mother died at his house in Washington Co., N.Y., about three months after landing in America, and his father died in Chester, Dodge Co., Wis., 1860; Mr. Rowells has ten children living-George B., born Sept. 1, 1850, in Washington Co., N.Y.; Sarah, born Feb. 13, 1851 (now Mrs. Michael O'Donovan, of Chester, Wis.); John G., born March 25, 1853; Bridget Ellen, born Feb.27, 1855; Luke W., born Oct. 24, 1857 (now in the law office of H. W. Frost, in Waupun); Maggie J., born July 16, 1859; Jennie A., born April 1, 1861; Mary, born Feb. 12, 1863; Dennis, born Jan. 29, 1865; Richard E., born Jan. 9, 1867; Nellie was born Jan. 1, 1870, and died the 21st day of the same month.

      Obituary: "DIED - ROWELLS - In the town of Chester, Dodge Co., on Sunday, Nov 16, 1884, Luke Rowelss (sic), aged 69 years, 6 months and 6 days. The death of Mr. Rowells adds another to the list of old settlers, who one by one are entering upon that bourne from which no traveler returns. The respect with which the deceased was regarded by those who knew him best was told by the unusual large number who followed him to his last resting place and whose sympathies now reach out to the bereft family in this their hour of affliction. Card of Thanks. Mrs. Rowells and family tender their heartfelt thanks to their friends and neighbors who were more than kind to them in their time of need." (Waupun, WI newspaper, Nov 18, 1884) [2]
    Person ID I47505  Main Tree
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2013 

    Father George ROWLES,   b. Abt 1790, Clonteen, Doon, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Sarah GRIFFIN,   b. Abt 1795, Doon, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1852, Easton, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1814  [2
    Family ID F17962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret O'BRIEN,   b. 12 May 1825, Doon, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1905, Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1849  [2
    Children 
     1. George Benjamin ROWELLS,   b. 01 Sep 1850, Easton, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1896, Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [Natural]
     2. Maggie J. ROWELLS,   b. 16 Jul 1859, Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1941, London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Natural]
     3. Helen ROWELLS,   b. 01 Jan 1870, Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1870, Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     4. Jennie A. ROWELLS,   b. 01 Apr 1861, Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1933, Waupun, Fond Du Lac County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Natural]
     5. Richard Edward ROWELLS,   b. 09 Jan 1867, Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1944  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
     6. Ellen Bridget ROWELLS,   b. 27 Feb 1855, Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1939, Waupun, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     7. John G. ROWELLS,   b. 25 Mar 1853, Easton, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1905  (Age < 51 years)  [Natural]
     8. Sarah ROWELLS,   b. 13 Feb 1852, Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1939, Norton, Norton County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Natural]
     9. Mary Edith ROWELLS,   b. 12 Feb 1863, Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1927, Waupun, Fond Du Lac County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Natural]
     10. Dennis A. ROWELLS,   b. 29 Jan 1865, Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1899, San Antonio, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [Natural]
     11. Luke W. ROWELLS,   b. 24 Oct 1857, Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1903, Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F17946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1815 - County Limerick, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 12 Jun 1849 - Arrived in Boston Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Living in Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Living in Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Living in Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1884 - Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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    Luke Rowles
    Luke Rowles

  • Sources 
    1. [S02604] Marriage Certificate for Denis Donovan and Ellen Roles.

    2. [S00024] "Descendants of George Rowles" by Ann Moloney Lamb.

    3. [S01788] Ancestry.com: Immigration - Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943.

    4. [S00279] 1860 Census Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin.

    5. [S00427] 1870 Census Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin.

    6. [S00600] 1880 Census Chester, Dodge County,Wisconsin.

    7. [S01766] Ancestry.com: Family Data Collection - Individual Records.