This Site is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother,  Katherine Snidow Sowers, who, among many other things, instilled in me the importance of our family heritage. For over 50 years, she compiled this information without the benefits of a computer or the Internet.

Where possible I have tried to list  the source of the information, and have been as diligent as possible to ensure correctness. Please feel free to use any and all research to complete you family records, and please email me with any discrepancies or additional information you may have.

I must also recognize the following relatives :

My grandfather, John Wilbert Martin, for providing much of the Martin / George / Lilly information purely from memory. He, too, was quite a remarkable man, and I am amazed at how much of his information I was able to verify as accurate.

My Wife's Uncle, Gordon Drumheller, who had researched the Drumheller line back to the 1600's in Germany.

The site is designed to start with the youngest member of my family bloodline - which is my son, J. Adam Sowers.



Joel Martin Sowers


Downloads :

Sowers Family Gedcom File

Sowers Family Family Tree Maker File (Version 2006)