Family of James Rowe, LeMars, Iowa


~Submitted by the Plymouth County Coordinator--article & photo were printed in a LeMars Sentinel newspaper in the 1970s

~See edits done in red by researcher/family member, Bruce Atkinson. Thanks, Bruce, for the current updates. Bruce explains that Mrs. Harlan Rowe (Ethel Gabel) was his mother's first cousin.


The Rowe Family, Plymouth Pioneers

This is a photo of the pioneer James Rowe family who came here from Platteville, Wis. They farmed their first years on a farm a mile south of the Plymouth Presbyterian Church.

This farm is now owned by Harlan Rowe [Harlan Rowe died in April of 1975], a grandson, and is the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Timmins [Bill & Shirley moved to LeMars several years ago (1988).  He died in September 2001. Shirley is the current owner.] Mrs. Timmins is a great-granddaughter.  [The land is farmed by Steven Rowe a great-great-grandson.  The building site was sold several years ago, but I don’t know anything about who bought it.]

Seated from left (front row)—Charles J. Rowe, a son; Ethel (Mrs. Bertsel Brown) granddaughter; Mrs. James (Salinda) Rowe; Edythe Rowe, granddaughter (now Mrs. Henry Eilks); Foster Rowe and James Rowe.

Second row—Harlan Rowe and Lloyd Ewers

Back row—Mabel Rowe (now Mrs. Earl Love); Nellie Rowe Ewers, a daughter and her husband, George Ewers; Hilda Erickson Rowe, wife of Charles Rowe.



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