After not finding Olive Bowser (b1874 Armstrong County PA) I decided to search for a child with another name in the same time frame as Olive.
I searched for _______ Bowser, parents Jacob and Mary Bowser, b 1874, Armstrong County in the 1880 PA census on Ancestry.
What I found was Jacob Bowser (age 50) and his wife M Ann (age 47) living in Armstrong County, Mahoning Township, district 14. Also are listed S May (daughter) age 16, Andrew L age 9, Gertrude age 7, Maud age 6 (that would put Maud born in 1874), Enos age 4 and Annie J age 1.
In 1850 Jacob and Mary are living in Pine Township. The only child is Nathaniel
In 1860 I find Nathaniel 10, Lewella 7, Calven 6, Lafaette 3, Matthias 1. I have been following this particular family for a few months.
Can not locate the family in 1870. I have to do a wider search for them in 1870.
I am thinking that perhaps Maud was Olives middle or first name. I have not found any documentation of a middle name for Olive. On her husbands Civil War Pension File she is listed only as Olive. On the documents she does not sign, just makes her markl
More searching to be done, my instinct tells me this is Olives Family, and Olive and Maud are the same child. I just have to prove it. I will start with searching for Gertrude and Enos. Jacob and Mary Ann are not very common as a couple in Armstrong County.