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Rev. Samuel S. Bowman[1, 2, 3]
Male 1834 - 1924


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  15 Jul 1834  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1861  St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite Clergyman (Minister) 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion  1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00002-141 
    Died  24 Nov 1924  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12
    Buried  First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID  I7006  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    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 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 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2017  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elizabeth Ploch,   b. 1 May 1839, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1886, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Dec 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 8, 13
    Children 
     1. Noah P. Bowman,   b. 1 Nov 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1862
     2. Simon P. Bowman,   b. 26 Sep 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924
     3. Matilda P. Bowman,   b. 29 Oct 1868, Centreville (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1950
     4. Tilman P. Bowman,   b. 19 Jun 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1941, High River, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2112  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Anna C. Cressman,   b. 15 Feb 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1908 
    Married  24 Mar 1887  [1, 4, 6
    Family ID  F2113  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Samuel S. Bowman, "the fifth son of Benjamin and Susannah (Bechtel) Baumann, was born July 15th, 1834, on the farm he now owns. His boyhood days were spent on the farm. After he had attained the age of eighteen or twenty years, he commenced teaching our public schools during the winter months. When a young man he joined the church of his choice, the Mennonite body. After the decease of Rev. Abraham C. Weber it was deemed expedient by the church to have a minister appointed to assist the aged ministers, Jacob Oberholtzer and John Steckley, in the teaching of the "Word" according to their views. On February 2nd, 1878, he was ordained as minister of the Gospel. His untiring energy, together with his clear thought and common sense, soon raised him to be one of the best pulpit declaimers of our day. It did not take a long time until friends and enemies became convinced that he was by no means a man of ordinary ability. His sermons are short, instructive and encouraging to the child of God, while the sinner is powerfully convinced of his fallen state and earnestly entreated to become a child of God. On December 1st, 1861, he was married to Elizabeth Ploch who was born May 1st, 1839, and died January 30th, 1886. After her decease he married Anna, daughter of Samuel and Barbara (Cressman) Cressman. She was born February 15th, 1844. The second marriage took place March 24th, 1887. His family consists of four children"1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      Bowman. - Samuel S. Bowman was born near Kitchener, Ont., July 15, 1834; died Nov. 24, 1924; aged 90 y. 4 m. 9 d. On Dec. 1, 1861, he was married to Elizabeth Ploch, who died Jan. 30, 1886. Of this marriage there were four children, two of whom survive. They are Mrs. John Moss (with whom he had his home) and Tillman E. His elder son (Simon) predeceased him on Mar. 12 of this year. There are also thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. On Mar. 24, 1887, he was married to Anna Cressman who predeceased him on Aug. 28, 1908. In his young days he taught school, and also followed the trade of carpentering for some time, but the greater part of his life was spent on the farm where he was born and died. Bro. Bowman was converted and united with the Mennonite church at the age of twenty-one. On Feb. 2, 1878, he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in which capacity he was very faithful in performing his duty, rarely ever missing a church service until a little more than a year ago, when bodily weakness prevented him. He was blessed with an exceptionally good memory which he kept to a remarkable degree in his old age. In his passing the church is losing one of its oldest pillars. Among other things he pre-arranged for the speakers and texts to be used at the funeral. He was laid to rest on Nov. 29. Services at the house were conducted by Bro. Ben. Shantz and at the Mennonite church at Kitchener by the brethren, M. Hallman (Text, II Cor. 5:1,2) and Jonas Snider (Text, II Tim. 4:7,8). Such a large number of people gathered to pay their last respects to the departed brother that it was necessary to conduct a service in the basement of the church where the brethren, M. H. Shantz and H. W. Stevanus, were the speakers.2a

      2aGospel Herald - Vol. XVII, No. 36 - December 11, 1924 - pages 735, 736

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 491.

    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. [S2554] aaaNews - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Dec 1861.
      Married 1 Dec 1861 Samuel S. Bowman was married to Elisabeth Bloch, both of Waterloo.

    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..., 85.

    5. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page 2.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Rev. Samuel S. Bowman - December 11, 1924.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 27.
      Samuel BOWMAN Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Mennonite b. 26-Jun

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Samuel S. Bowman b. Waterloo res: Waterloo Age: 27 born abt 1834 father: Benjamin mother: Susanna Beihle married Elizabeth Block Age:: 21 born abt 1840 b. Germany Spouse res: Waterloo father: John mother: Christena Werzel married 1 Dec 1861 county: Waterloo

    9. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 39.

    10. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 15.

    11. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 19.

    12. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    13. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Jul 1834 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Dec 1861 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mennonite Clergyman (Minister) - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1924 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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