Re: WILLIAM H. BOWERS 1835
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
(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 .