David Glowner, 1833-1863


David Glowner was the first born Glowner in America for my direct line back through my mother’s family. He is my 3rd great-grandfather. He was the son of the German immigrant Frederich David Glauner who immigrated to America in 1816 from Fellbach Germany. David’s grandfather was a winemaker who through crop failure and poverty and war decided to bring his family to America. David would grow up and marry Margaret Wetzler and have two children with her before leaving her to go to Arkansas where he shows living with a new wife and two daughters. From there we find out he fought in the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy. He was captured and held at Camp Butler in Illinois where he would die on March 31, 1863.

David Glowner
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1840 U.S. Federal Census

Lists David Glouner as living in Wablean in Rives County, Missouri. The enumeration for the listing shows. 1 male, age 5-10 years old, 1 male, age 30-40 years old, 1 female, age under 5 years old, 1 female, 5-10 years old, 1 female, 10-15 years old, 1 female, 15-20 years old, 1 female, age 30-40 years old.

Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Wablean, Rives,Missouri; Roll: 229; Page: 368; Image: 745; Family History Library Film:0014857.

1850 U.S. Federal Census

September 17, 1850 Census Cedar District in Cedar County, Missouri lists David Glowner, age 17, born in Pennsylvania as a farmer. He is enumerated with his parents David, age 52 born in Germany and  Margaret, age 49, born in Pennsylvania. Also enumerated with him is his siblings, Margaret, age 20, born in Pennsylvania, and Eliza L, age 11, born in Missouri.

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Cedar District,Cedar, Missouri; Roll: M432_395; Page: 153A; Image: 311.

1860 U.S. Federal Census

June 11, 1860 Census Brawley Township in Sebastian County, Arkansas lists David Glowner, age 26, born in Pennsylvania as a farmer. His personal estate is valued at $50.00. He is enumerated with his wife Mary Jane, age 25, born in Alabama. He and his wife Mary Jane are listed as adults over the age of 20 years old that cannot read or write. Also enumerated with him is his children, Sarah E., age 4, and Margaret A., age 2 both born in Arkansas.

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Brawley,Sebastian, Arkansas; Roll: M653_50; Page: 960; Image: 414; Family HistoryLibrary Film: 803050.

Find A Grave

D. Glowner
Birth: Unknown
Death: March 31st, 1863
Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery in  Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
Plot: 789