I been having a little trouble locating your William Bowers on the census records. I perhaps have found your Springer lineage. Do you know any sibling of Matilda? Or any children of Matilda asnd William Bowers? Some more information might help in locating them later than 1850. See if this family fits 1850 OH Champaign Co. Goshen image 13 88/88 Morris Springer32b PA Lusinda28OH William D.8 Hosiason6 Matilda3 Olive1/12 David Gill61PA Mary"69MD (I believe Lusinda is their daughter, the family on 1840 census same location) If this turns out to be your Springer family. If correct, can be traced back to 1323 in Germany, on Ancestry .