Parents of Catherine Stowell Daniells
John Stowell was born in Burlington, New Jersey in 1819. He moved his family to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he worked in real estate. He was also Commissioner to the Indians in Grand Rapids.
John Stowell died in 1888 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
By cool Siloam’s shady rill
How sweet the lily grows
How sweet the breath beneath the hill
Of Sharon’s dewey rose.
The 179-year-old sampler is stitched with fine thread on linen canvas and has been well-preserved through the years. It is currently in the appreciative care of James Winegar.
Achsah and John had four children: Anna E. (called Annie by the family), Catherine, George W., and Ella V. Ella died when she was only a few months old. Achsah and her daughters were members of the Fountain Street Baptist Church. Achsah died in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1902 and is buried in the Oakhill Cemetery, along with her husband John Stowell.