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Rev. Moses B. Bowman[1, 2]
Male 1819 - 1898


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  9 Nov 1819  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation  1851  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    farmer 
    Ordained  2 Jan 1859  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Minister 
    Religion  1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion  1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Retired  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Eby ID Number  00002-101 
    Died  4 Jan 1898  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Buried  Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Person ID  I6856  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Dec 2018 

    Father  Benjamin H. Bauman,   b. 15 Feb 1787, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susannah Bechtel,   b. 16 Jun 1797, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2017  Group Sheet

    Family  Anna Cressman,   b. 7 Aug 1828, Near Freeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1902, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Oct 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 14
    Children 
     1. Louisa Bowman,   b. 28 Nov 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1931, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Leah Bowman,   b. 16 May 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1937
     3. Menno Bowman,   b. 18 Jan 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nancy Bowman,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Anne "Nancy" Bowman,   b. 24 Jan 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1916, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Samuel Bowman,   b. 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Samuel C. Bowman,   b. 23 Dec 1852, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1924, Maple Valley, Sanilac Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Moses Bowman,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rev. Moses C. Bowman,   b. 1 Jan 1855, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1933, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Barbara Bowman,   b. 1 Mar 1857, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1937
     11. Susan Bowman,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Susannah Bowman,   b. 23 Apr 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949
     13. Aaron C. Bowman,   b. 23 Jul 1861, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941
     14. Noah C. Bowman,   b. 26 Feb 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     15. Lydia Bowman,   b. 7 Oct 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     16. Ezra C. Bowman,   b. 16 Oct 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F2072  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Moses Bowman, "the eldest son of Benjamin Baumann, was born November 9th, 1819. He was married to Anna, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Biehn) Cressman, October 8th 1844. She was born near Freeport, Ontario, on August 7th, 1828. On March 25th, 1845, they moved on their farm (The farm is composed of lot No. 4, north of Bleam's Road, Wilmot) near Manheim where they still reside. On May 1st, 1853, he was ordained deacon of the church of his choice, and on January 2nd, 1859, he was ordained minister of the Mennonite denomination. He was, in his days, one of the best pulpit orators that the church possessed, and even yet in his old days his sermons convince both friends and enemies that he is a man of more than ordinary ability. His family consisted of twelve children,"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Pre. Moses S. Bowman.

      Near Mannheim, Waterloo Co., Ontario, on January 4th, 1898, Pre. Moses S. Bowman, aged 78 years, 1 month and 26 days. He was married to Anna Cressman in 1844, and the union was blest with six sons and six daughters of whom all but one son survive him. He has left also, 53 surviving grandchildren. On May 1st, 1853, he was chosen as deacon, and on January 2d, 1859, he was ordained a minister of the Mennonite church. For upwards of thirty-five years he worked earnestly and faithfully for the Master who had blessed him with a clear intellect, a keen insight into human nature, fluent language, and great spiritual power, so that his sermons were always attentively listened to. His preaching was of the conversational order, and his words thus seemed to be directed to every individual rather than to the congregation as a body, and as he spoke directly to the heart, reason and conscience of his hearer, his words never failed to make a deep impression. He was greatly interested in the cause of temperance, and his efforts in this direction, especially in Sunday school work, have been productive of much good. In the capacity of husband, father, neighbor and friend, his conduct was such as to gain for him the respect and esteem of all who knew him. During the last four years of his life he did not take an active part in the ministry, owing to impaired mental and bodily power, but he looked forward serenely for the coming of his Lord, and when his physician, during his last visit, told him that he had not many hours to live, he expressed his pleasure that he was so soon to be summoned to be in the presence of the King, where we believe he now is, and is to remain forever more.
      On Jan. 7, he was followed to his last resting place in the Latschar cemetery by a large concourse of people, on which occasion Bishop Amos Cressman spoke in German from John 11:25, 26, and Noah Stauffer in English from Luke 2:29-32, and Heb. 11:14, 16.

      "Father, thou art sweetly resting,
      On the lovely Savior's breast,
      Where the wicked cease from troubling,
      And the weary are at rest."

      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 3, February 1, 1898 - page 44, 45, 46

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 358.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 200.

    3. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 77.

    4. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 482.

    5. [S49] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Latschaw Mennonite CC#4560 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Moses S. Bowman/ born/ Nov. 9, 1819/ died/ Jan. 4, 1898/ aged 78 years/ 1 mo & 26 dys/ married Oct. 8, 1844/ to Anna Cressman/ lived in matrimony 53 years/ served as a Deacon in the/ Mennonite Church 6 years/ and Minister of the Gospel/ for 39 years/ yet again we hope to meet thee/ when the day of life is fled/ then in Heaven with joy to greet thee/ where no farewell tear is shed

    6. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 2.
      Moses S. BOWMAN Farmer Canada Mennonite 33
      Hannah BOWMAN Canada Mennonite 23
      Louisa BOWMAN Canada Mennonite 7
      Leah BOWMAN Canada Mennonite 5
      Menno BOWMAN Canada Mennonite 4
      Hannah BOWMAN Canada Mennonite 2
      Daniel CRESSMAN Canada Mennonite 17

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 14.

    8. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, February 1, 1898 - Obituary of Moses S. Bowman.

    9. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 20.

    10. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 74.

    11. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 8 Page 45.

    12. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev. - Minister of the Mennonist Society Report 36.
      Moses S. Bauman, to Anna Kressman, both of Waterloo. 8 Oct. 1844. Wit. Benjamin Bauman and John B. Kressman.

    13. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 2.

    14. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 10 Oct 1844 Pg 41.
      BAUMAN, Moses S. married 8 Oct 1844 To Anna KRESSMAN. minister Benjamin Eby

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 9 Nov 1819 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - 2 Jan 1859 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1898 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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