John William Koger's mother was a Bowman & he was married to the daughter of Hiram & Isabel (Hoblit)Bowman. Hiram Bowman's will was administered by John Koger, his son-in-law. John's wife, Elizabeth A. Bowman, was the twin sister of my great grandfather, Joshua. Her obit:
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Monday, October 16, 1911
Mrs. Elizabeth KOGER, 77 years old, died at 8 o'clock Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida M. FONES, 15 West Seventeenth Street. Her husband, J. W. KOGER, is a resident of the Soldiers' Home at Higginsville, Mo. Mrs. KOGER came to Kansas City two years ago from Blue Springs, Mo. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Elmer KOGER, Eldorado Springs, Mo., and Frank W. KOGER and three daughters. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. FONES at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be in Mount Washington Cemetery."
Her son, William F. Koger is buried there too and they share a stone. I have a photo. John W. Koger died in 1917 at the Confederate home. His mother was Mary Bowman. William Franklin Koger was in law enforcement and was shot to death November 23, 1923. At the time of his death, he was not married (divorced).
Amos Elmer Koger died in Cedar county May 09, 1925
The 1880 census shows these household members:
John W. Koger 46
Elizebeth A. Koger 45
William F. Koger 20
John O. Koger 14
Eliza J. Koger 10
Cora A. Koger 8
Ida Koger 7
Amos E. Koger 5
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