Bodenhamer, Anderson
February 25, 2007 07:51PM
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the
Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical
Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Unknown County.

ANDERSON BODENHAMER. Among the old pioneers of Lawrence County was
William Bodenhamer, a native of North Carolina, who settled in Indiana
with his father when the State was yet new, when it required energy and
fortitute to encounter the innumerable hardships of the day. He married
Margaret Mason, a native of the Blue Grass State, and their union was
blessed with the following named children: Anderson, Huldah, Lafayette,
Mahala, Nancy Ann, John S., Phebe M., William H. H., James M. and Andrew
C. The first-named of these is the subject of this sketch. Born in
Lawrence County, Ind., June 29, 1830, his early life was spent in such
pioneer pursuits as were common for the boy of thata day. February 26,
1852, he wedded Miss Sophia A., daughter of Edward and Polly Ann (Rice)
Kern, by whom he is the father of seven children: Mary Ann, Margaret J.,
William J., Clara I., Theodore, Cora Delight and Schuyler K. Mr.
Bodenhamer is a successful farmer, owning 159 acres of good land, is a
Republican politically, and he and wife are members of the Christian

Bodenhamer Mason Kern
Lawrence-IN NC

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