Book Announcement


Title of Book

Descendants of Conrad Bower, Martin Easterday, Sr., John Hoover, Sr. and Gabriel Swinehart, Sr.--Families from Colonial Maryland to Ohio in the 1800's


The book is divided into four parts:
  • Part I and II includes eleven generations descended from Conrad Bower and Martin Easterday II. Three of Martin Easterday's sons married three of Conrad Bower's daughters.
  • Part III and IV is a compiling of the descendants of John Hoover, Sr., and Gabriel Swinehart, Sr. Several of their descendants intermarried with the Bower and Easterday families.
The book contains over 5,000 names. Some of the collateral lines include
  • Butterfield
  • Dague/Tage
  • Friend
  • Hines
  • Hoopengarden
  • Grimm
  • Long
  • Minnich
  • Neff
  • Polen
  • Rinehart
  • Swickard
  • Trushel
  • Tope
The book is indexed, illustrated and documented. The book includes 50 pages of references, as well as the history of
  • Frederick County, Maryland
  • Washington County, Pennsylvania
  • Jefferson County, Ohio
  • Harrison County, Ohio
Many of the families listed in the book lived in Washington County, Pennsylvania prior to the first land sales in Ohio.

The book is hardbound with 480 pages at a cost of $32.50 which includes shipping and can be obtained from the Publisher by writing and including your name and address along with the number of copies you wish to obtain at:

Coyote Tales Publishing
Att: Arlene F. Mansfield
498 Quartz Street
Los Alamos, NM 87544


Many of the families in this book are early settlers of Jefferson County to which hardly if any church records remain of the Good Hope church in Osage and Bowling Green which is known as Knox Township. The research which the author has done is invaluable to genealogists searching for connections to the German community that once was located in the area. For the purpose of helping others connect and find their families and history of Jefferson County and surrounding areas this book is being advertised for that sole purpose.


This is a photo taken of the church that was known as the Osage Church in Knox Township. The sign in front of the church has, "Osage Lighthouse Mission" in front. The cemetery is located in back and to the side of the Osage Church. Photo courtesy of Danice Ryan


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