HERMAN E. FOWLER, farmer, section 21, Dayton Township, is a son of John and Abigail Fowler, natives of New York, and was born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., Sept. 11, 1854. When he was about a year old his parents came to Berrien Co., Mich., and afterward moved to La Porte Co., Ind., thence to Eaton Co., Mich. He lived at home until 18 years of age, when he was employed by the month in farming until 1877. He then came to newaygo County and bought 120 acres of land in Dayton Township, where he now resides. He was married in Eaton County, Sept. 26, 1878, to Maria L. Benedict, who was a native of that county, where she was born, May 30, 1858, and where her parents reside. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler have had two children, one one, Belle surviving. They are members of the Congregational Church, the I.O.G.T., and Mr. Fowler is a Republican.