Myron Stowell had three brothers who also served during the Civil War. They
were John, Lewis, and Marcus. I think a couple of them enlisted at
Kankakee. John lived at Lowell and Lewis lived at Water Valley. Marcus
moved to Kansas shortly after the Civil War.
Their father, Loren Lorenzo
Stowell served during the War of 1812, probably from Connecticut or New
York. Loren moved to Shelby, Indiana from Kalamazoo, Michigan, after the
death of his wife in 1846. Loren was born at Stafford, Connecticut, the son
of Dr. Oliver Stowell of Pomfret, Connecticut and Abigail Strickland of New
London, and married Mary Matilda Reed, a daughter of Talcott Reed. He was
married three different times. By the second marriage he had a son, Stewart
Stowell, who lived at Shelby.
Loren died in 1872 and his obit can be found
in the Lowell Tribune.
from the local history files at Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, v.1, p.63) and marked as being photcopied from a scrapbook owned by Helen Craft and compiled by her mother, Ellen Fisher:
Lewis Stowell was born in Huron Co., Ohio, in 1829, and died at his home near Shelby, Ind., April 10, 1891, aged about 62 years. When quite young his parents removed to Michigan, and from there came to Lake county in 1840, where he has since resided. In Sept., 1862, he enlisted in Company A, 99th Vol. Inf. and served until mustered out with the regiment. His health since the war has been poor, but the last year or so, extremely so. The immediate cause of his death was lung fever induced by la grippe. The morning of his death he was up and ate a light breakast, after which he retired to his bed. In a short time his wife went in to see if he needed anything and found him in the throes of death. In 1854 he was married to Miss Mary A. Trece. To this union six children, three boys and three girls, have been born, all of whom survive their father. Mr. Stowell was a quiet, honest, upright man, and will be mourned by those who knew him. His funeral took place at the Pine Grove school house, Sunday, the 12th, at 11 o'clock A.M., the Rev. J.L. Worley officiating. Interment in the Sanders cemetery. To the bereaved family and friends we extend our warmest sympathies.
NOTE -- In a family history, "The Stowells in Indiana," Lewis Stowell's birth year is put as 1828 rather than 1829.