Etta Horner Bowers Birthday Book
Contributed by Alice Horner

This is one of those volumes where people signed their own names. Many of the women were married and of course signed their married names. Etta taught fifth grade at Lanark Grade School in the 1920s until she married in 1944 and some of these are her school children from that time. I have not transcribed the dates of people born after about 1940, or those who I know not to be from Carroll County. However, it is very possible there are people not from Carroll County on this list.

Charles John Tripp, January 2, 1920 

Ramonda Hinebaugh January 5, 1930

John F. Eckerle January 6, 1915

Ruth Grove January 11, 1917 

Mayme Lamp January 15, 1915 (Note: This last name could be Lamy.)

Mildred Doherty January 16, 1916 

Orville Bowers January 17, 1905 - 46 
(Etta’s note: Died instantly January 27, 1966.) Fern M. Webber January 19, no year Etta’s note: Passed away 1918. Mildred Livengood January 20, 1917 Allen Zier January 20, 1917 Robert Downs January 20, 1918 Pauline Davis January 23, 1915 Harold W. Whitmer January 23, 1916 Dorothy Barber January 26, 1916 Verel Rogers January 26, 1916 Betty Jean Derrer January 27, 1928 Delores Rogers January 28, 1937 Annie Kneiss January 30 no year.
Etta has written in Woessner, and also that she died December 1944. Vernon Stoner January 31, 1914 Bill Sandell January 31, 1930 Robert Kratz February 1, 1917 Stanton Kensinger February 1, 1916 (Etta writes in: Killed in action in Italy, November 8, 1943 Nelda Eikenberry February 1 no date Jeannette Davis February 2, 1918 M. Ruth Paul February 2, 1899 Glenn Whitmer February 4, 1914 Hazel Grace Lutz February 5, 1912 Mrs. J. Clyde Forney February 8, 1894 Alan Engles February 8, 1918 - 1929
Etta’s Note: Killed in action January 1943. Hazel Sanger February 8, 1915 J. Clifford Paul February 9, 1899 Etta’s note: Died October 25, 1965 Walter Bowman February 9, 1923 James M. Moore February 10, 1876 Ray Whitmer February 10, 1919 David Wolf February 10, 1918 Russel Holzer February 11, 1881 Donna Jean Sturtz February 11, 1932 John L. Knorr February 12, 1919 Iris Miller February 12, 1926 - 37 Steve Flickinger February 12 no year Viola Lehman February 15, 1903 Fred Scholl February 17, 1917 Minnie Miller February 18 no year Rex Benton Lowe February 19, 1917 George Dyslin February 20, 1918 Stanley Heath February 22, 1916 Kathryn Courts February 22, 1931
Etta’s note: She passed away April 14, 1937. Helen Mohrmann February 23, 1916 Enid Roderick February 24, 1926 Charlotte Osburn February 25, 1917 Lula Osburn February 25, 1917 Joseph Fairbanks February 26, 1919 Mrs. Grace Kimmel February 26, 1893 (I know she died sometime in the 1960s.) Marianne Kinkade February 28, 1920 Betty Irion February 28, 1926 Lois Peterman February 29, 1920 Forest Earl Fry March 1, 1926 Elmer Miller March 4, 1918 Elsie Sturtz March 4, 1897 Hazel Holzer March 5, 1899 John Hodgson March 5, 1909 Mary F. Horner March 6, 1865 at East Friesland Germany
(she was Etta’s mother; Etta notes she passed away December 18, 1938.) Donald Pontnak March 7, 1916 Donald Gossard March 8, 1918 Mary Alice Shiley March 8, 1919 Cleo Phillips March 9, 1922
(Etta’s note: He was killed in action January 1944.) Melvin Sandell March 9, 1933 M. S. Kimmel March 9, 1886
(Etta’s note: he died July 19, 1965.)
My note: he was Grace Kimmel’s husband. Dorothy Rupp March 11, 1912 Eleanora Hoy March 11, 1915 Esther Saidel March 14, 1914 John Edward Moore March 15, 1909 Florence Franks March 17, 1923 Kenneth Miller March 20, 1917 Randall Downs March 20, 1919 Phyllis Schneider March 20, 1929 (Etta’s note: She died June 24, 1946.) Elmer Bolinger March 20 ____ no year (Etta’s note: Passed away May 1939. Alvin Bender March 21, 1918 Gladys M. Flory March 22, 1910 Frank Heckman March 23, 1906 Jeanette Bloyer March 25, 1918 Zella Heckman March 25, 1908 Jodeana Van Slyke March 25, 1931 (Etta’s Note: Finn - Passed away May 1952; I suppose Finn might be a married name, but I don’t know that for sure.) Irene Wingerd March 27, 1915. Doris A. Rahn March 28, 1930 Charles E. Brunson March 29, 1934 Mary Kathryn Miller March 31, 1916 Irving Merkel March 31, 1912 Everett Claire Mathias April 1, 1915 Ruth Snavely April 2, 1916 Ivan Miller April 5, 1927 Beth Zuck Piesen April 9 ________ no year given Helen V. Fox April 12, 1916 Doris Helsinger April 12, 1917 June Rose Baker April 12, 1919 Mrs A. J Stoner (Emma Horner Stoner) April 13, 1872 Abilene Kansas Louis Sprecher April 13, 1919 (Etta’s note: Died suddenly February 7, 1968 Robert Dittsworth April 15, 1920 (Etta’s note: Killed in car accident November 23, 1960.) Twanna Bray April 16, 1915 Wayne Ellinor April 18, 1927 Doris Asay April 24, 1925 Leroy W. Grimes April 24, 1917 Dolores Costello April 25, 1926 Kenneth E, Bowers April 26, 1927 Edward Heath April 27, 1914 Howard Seiler April 27, 1918 Faye Bowers April 27, 1920 Virginia M. Yeager April 28, 1916 Ruth S. Diehl April 28, 1916 (Etta’s note: Died September 1, 1927 Edgar Myers May 1, 1930 (Etta’s Note: Died January 18, 1966.) Sadie Miller Bowers May 1, 1881 (Etta’s note: Died August 1943; married John Bowers November 29, 1928.) Ada Royer May 3 ______ no year Orvilla Irion May 4, 1922 Mary Alice Moon May 5, 1916 Albert Champion May 5, 1916 H. A. Gossard May 5, 1872 Mildred Engles May 6, 1920 Boyd F. Shoup May 7, 1900 Donald Downs May 7, 1917 (Etta’s note: Passed away August 24, 1940) Alice Kniss May 10, 1915 Amanda Wilson May 10, 1916 Dean Brinkmeier May 11, 1931 Florence Elizabeth Moll Horner May 11, 1903 (note: died September 4, 1969) Harold Stoner May 13, 1918 Wilda Eickman Novotny May 13, 1913 Kenneth C. Erbsen May 14, 1931 Mrs. Erbsen May 14, 1905 Ruth Snyder Bowers May 14, 1908 (note: Husband was Orville Harris Bowers) Fred Flickinger May 15, 1937 Louise Horner May 15, 1876 (Etta’s note: Passed away December 22, 1959). (note: Maiden name was Louise Hamann. Her spouse was Harry Huber Horner. She died December 20, 1959.) Francis Bowman May 16, 1923 Dortha Paul May 17, 1917 Martha Paul May 18, 1911 Cynthia McNerney May 22, 1918 Harold Zier May 23, 1928 Donald Kindell May 23, 1937 Helen Rahn May 25, 1900 Robert C. McMaster May 24 ____ no year Edmo Faye Zuck May 26, 1899 Richard La Verne Zuck May 27, 1925 Dale Brinkmier May 27, 1929 Marjorie M. Puterbaugh May 28, 1915 Berniece Diehl May 28, 1915 John Hubbard May 29, 1924 Evelyn L. Pontnak May 30, 1912 John La Verne Buche May 30, 1917 Robert A. Thurman May 30, 1917 Marilyn Blaklslee June 3, 1925 (it is hard to read this last name_ Alice June Jones June 3, 1933 Maude L. Wingerd June 5 no year given Edwin Puterbaugh June 7, 1918 Mabel Myers June 7, 1900 Rex Lindsay June 8, 1920 Lala June Eisenbise June 10, 1919 Charlotte A. Sprecher June 12, 1920 Dan E. Doherty June 13, 1918 Emmett Myers June 14, 1916 Edward Tenley June 15, 1916 Roy Bray June 18, 1918 James Costello June 19, 1931 Carl A. Harman June 20, 1915 Ruth Costello June 22, 1928 June Spurs June 23, 1915 Joyce Genevieve Zier June 24, 1928 Lillian Clemmer June 24 no year Bernice Trimble June 26, 1922 George Robert June 29, 1910 (The last name is hard to read.) Donald Rogers June 29, 1919 Flora May Sandell June 29, 1934 Florence Downing Horner June 29, 1906 Marilee Sword June 30, 1919 Ruthie Whitmer June 30, 1920 Jimmy Good June 30, 1935 Clyde Filer July 1, 1933 Delbert Hardacre July 3, 1919 Kenneth Whitmer July 3, 1917 Hazel Mathias July 3, 1891 Mrs. Maggie Ploegar July 3 no year Arlene E. Schneider July 4, 1917 Bernice Rogers July 4, 1918 Randall Warfel July 5, 1915 William W. Johns July 6, 1917 Allen Van Brocklin July 7, 1931 Betty Joyce Kindell July 12, 1932 Wilbur Linker July 13, 1923 William Miller July 14, 1918 Rowena Jean Paul July 15, 1935 Alice A. Zier July 16, 1918 Mildred L. Fink July 16, 1914 Keith Hufford July 16, 1928 (the last name is hard to read) Eldon L. Lower July 17, 1916 John R. Wolf July 17, 1916 (Etta’s note: Killed November 8, 1937) Margaret Whitmer July 19, 1919 Rex Puterbaugh July 19, 1917 Thelma Stitzel July 22, 1919 James Bricnson July 22, 1936 (this last name is hard to read) Lester Benedict Roberts July 24, 1927 Joe Clark July 27, 1914 Janice Miller July 27, 1930 Don Spaulding July 30, 1928 Donald Clark August 3, 1917 Phyllis Buche August 5, 1918 Thomas Costello August 5, 1929 Dorothy Ruth Yeager August 5, 1920 Vera Merkel August 8, 1914 Robert Schoen August 8, 1917 Mrs. C. C. Peters August 10, 1858 (She was Catherine Hanse Peters, Etta’s aunt, the wife of Conrad Peters (II). (Etta’s Note: Died March 29, 1941.) Freddie Horner August 10 No date Mr. C. C. Peters August 11, 1857 (He was Conrad Peters (II), Catherine Hanse Peters’ husband) (Catherine Hanse Peters’ note: He died Feb. 3, 1900) Albert Whitmer August 13, 1915 Hadley Moore August 15, 1915 Ruth Seiler August 15, 1916 Robert Rupp August 19, 1916 (the last name is very hard to read) Lois Carol Zuck August 19, 1919 Ardis Marie Holbrook August 19, 1920 Evelyn Marie Piesen August 20, 1930 Dorothy Hawk August 21, 1916 Albert Roathe August 21, 1919 Dale Meador August 21, 1927 Delores Picking August 23, 1929 Irma Tripp August 24, 1918 Eileen Buche August 24, 1920 Lorraine Slifer August 24, 1937 Kenneth Rogers August 25, 1938 Donald Kniss August 26, 1920 Clifford Lumsden August 27, 1915 Beth Goldring August 27, 1920 Geneva K. Bowers August 28, 1918 Russell Miller August 29, 1925 Bernadette Rupp August 30, 1914 Joyce Wood August 30, 1915 Robert Miller August 30, 1919 David Elmer Piesen August 30, 1939 Foster E. Gossard August 31, 1915 Roy J. Hockman August 31, 1913 Edwin Flickinger September 1, 1914 Nellie Kindell September 1, 1906 Cecil Viola Knorr September 2, 1914 Wayne Rogers September 6, 1935 Russell Junior Wix September 7, 1920 Gladys Louise Horner September 7, 1901 (note: Spouse was Irvin Woessner) Joe W. Bowers September 9, 1915 Darrell Hubbard September 9, 1926 Paul H. Metz September 9, 1909 Mrs. Ida Eickmann September 11, 1865 in Germany. (She was Ida Hanse Eickmann, Etta’s aunt. Etta notes that she died May 19, 1940.) Jack Aldrich September 11, 1919 Thelma Hardacre September 13, 1917 Jeia Mae Blakeslee September 14, 1928 (hard to read the first name) Esther L. Roth September 15, 1912 Thelma Gill September 16, 1915 Janel McNerney September 17, 1916 James C. Shoup September 17, 1918 (Etta’s note: Killed in plane accident February 17, 1955) Grace Maxine Knorr September 20, 1922 Lawrence Derrer September 20, 1932 Helen Martin September 21, 1914 Donna Grace Eisenbise September 22, 1920 Forrest Earl Doherty September 22, 1920 Kenneth Carbaugh September 23, 1918 (Etta’s note: Passed away June 29, 1935.) Laurence Slifer September 23, 1935 Harold Wilson September 24, 1916 Dorothy Elaine Weed September 24, 1920 Preston Renwyck Paul September 24, 1941 Ileen E. Derrer September 25, 1921 Gwendlynn Grimes September 26, 1914 Kenneth Blakeslee September 26, 1923 (Etta’s note: Killed August 28, 1954.) Beth Hawk October 2, 1917 Mary E. Weber October 3, 1903 Barbra Garner October 5, 1918 Donald C. Bowers October 6, 1915 Wilma Anderson October 6, 1913 Carol Bowers October 6, 1937 Dorothy Irion October 7, 1923 Wayne Derrer October 7, 1930 Franklin Picking October 9, 1930 Lillie Mae Clymens October 10, 1913 David lee Rahn October 11, 1928 Barbara Bowers October 12, 1928 (note: Maiden name was Barbara Jean Neuges; she is wife of Kenneth Bowers) Hazel Heath October 13, 1890 Ruth G. Helsinger October 14, 1915 Betty Janes Bates October 14, 1920 Mae L. Tallman October 14, 1937 Katherine Burnett October 18, 1918 Leighton Phillips October 18, 1924 Jeannine Good October 19, 1931 Thornton Zier October 20, 1926 Maranda Derrer October 20, 1901 Mary Tenley October 21, 1915 Delmar Flickinger October 21, 1914 Vance Asay October 23, 1916 Marion McIlhattin October 27, 1918 Mary E. Heckman October 27, 1932 Charles Grisso October 27, 1919 Jane Bowers October 28, 1939 J. Clyde Forney October 29, 1891 Max Sisler October 29, 1919 Opal Rogers October 30, no year Mrs. Evelyn Shoup November 1, 1899 Maurice M. Horner November 2, 1896 Merrill Eugene Forney November 5, 1921 Etta G. Gossard November 9, 1890 Kenneth Delbirt Gaul November 10, 1914 Russell Lutz November 12 no year Josephine E. Eisenbise November 12, 1915 Ardath Lucile Hepfer November 13, 1917 Betty E. Sturtz November 13, 1928 Joyce Bear November 13, 1934 Ada G. Wertz November 14 no year Hazel Daehler November 16, 1924 Myrle I. Sandell November 17, 1931 Marion Wentz November 18, 1916 Dennis G. Tallman November 18, 1937 Mary E. Snively November 18 no year Lulu Derrer November 18, 1890 Iva A. Good November 19, no year (Etta’s note: Passed away January 1934.) Linden e. Speers November 19, 1917 Ronald Sturtz November 20, 1936 Naomi Deets November 21, 1909 (Note: Maiden Name Naomi Lower; wife of Wayne Deets) Leslie Kruse November 22, 1930 John Allan Metz November 24, 1935 Mrs. James M. Moore November 25, 1877 Robert Warfel November 26, 1918 (Etta’s note: Missing in action.) Don Heckman November 26, 1929 Carrie Trostle November 27, 1870 Darwin Shiley November 28, 1917 Beatrice Livengood December 2, 1911 Kenneth Bowers December 2, 1918 J. H. Bowers December 3, 1873 (note: John Henry Bowers, Etta Horner Bowers’ husband; died June 12, 1967) Teddy Lego December 3 no year Mary Wieberta Paul December 3, 1932 Allen Pontnak December 3, 1917 Ruth Wentz December 4, 1914 Vivian Downing December 4, 1920 Marilyn Woessner December 5, 1926 Marvin Lindsay December 6, 1914 Billy Blakeslee December 7, 1926 Lula Sword December 7, 1891 Morris E. Horner December 9, 1869 (Etta’s father; she notes he died August 18, 1923.) Irene Landt December 9 no year Fern Elliott Welch December 9 no year Bertha Carbaugh December 9 no year Virginia E. Leonard December 12, 1915 Miriam R. Royer December 13, 1917 Eva B. Metz December 13, 1910 Joe Hepfer December 19, 1919 Elaine Zugschwerdt December 19, 1913 Beth Bast December 19, 1928 Harry Slifer December 20, 1918 Ernest F. Edwards December 21, 1913 Etta E. Horner December 22, 1898 Iva Lichty December 22 no date Ruth R. Horner December 23, 1898 (note: died June 1984; spouse of Glenn Franklin Wilson) Huber Lee Horner December 24, 1906 Christine Hammond December 25 no year Fay Kersey December 25 no year Marguerite Joy Thompson December 26, no year Grace Elizabeth Wingerd December 26, 1919 Doris Moll December 26, 1932 Carol Woessner December 27, 1934 Phyllis Moore December 28, 1916 Georgia Downing December 28, 1916 Edward Snell December 28, 1920