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Rev. Jacob B. Bowman[1, 2, 3]
Male 1827 - 1910


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  26 Dec 1827  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender  Male 
    Name  Jacob B. Bauman 
    Occupation  1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Occupation  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Preacher 
    Religion  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    United Bretheran 
    Occupation  1881  New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    • Although early meetings are reported to have begun in the Roseville area as early as 1860, it was not until 1881 that Rev. George Backus of New Dundee came to the area to conduct regular services in Roseville homes on Sunday evenings. The first services were held in the home of Mrs. Jacob Bricker ; there were seven charter members in the group. Shortly after this time, c.1884, the present church building, which was originally of frame and dates to 1852 when it belonged to a Lutheran Congregation, was bought from the Wesleyan Methodists who had acquired it earlier from the Lutherans. The first United Brethren in Christ pastors after Rev. Backus were Revs. David B. Sherk and Jacob. B. Bowman . 1a

      1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Preacher 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    United Bretheren 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Minister 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    United Bretren 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Clergyman 
    Eby ID Number  00002-238 
    Died  19 Jan 1910  [6
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I7391  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Rev. Johnnes B. "John" Bauman,   b. 4 Apr 1800, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy Bechtel,   b. 6 Jun 1808, Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1855 
    Family ID  F2028  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Oberholtzer,   b. 8 Oct 1831, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1910 
    Married  17 Feb 1850  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 10, 12
    Children 
     1. Lucinda O. Bowman,   b. 11 Mar 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rachel O. Bowman,   b. 24 Mar 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Abraham O. Bowman,   b. 18 Oct 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1929
     4. Nelson O. Bowman,   b. 18 Mar 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1883
     5. Nancy O. Bowman,   b. 23 Sep 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F2235  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jacob B. Bowman, "the eldest son of John B. and Nancy (Bechtel) Baumann, was born near Freeport, December 26th, 1827. In 1850 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham and Rachel (Baumann) Oberholtzer. She was born in Bloomingdale, October 8th, 1831. After their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead where they resided for twenty-four years, thence they moved to Freeport where they resided for nine years, from there they moved (in 1883) to Berlin where they still reside. In 1855 he entered the ministry and labored for the Lord's cause ever since. The first two years of his ministerial life were spent in the services of the Baptist church. In 1857 or 58 he joined the United Brethren in Christ for which body he proved himself to be an honorable and hard working servant both in and out of the pulpit. He is one of those men who are naturally gifted with an ability of making friends of all with whom they meet. As a minister he is much beloved by both his own and other congregations. His family consists of five children"1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      Roseville United Brethren in Christ Church

      Although early meetings are reported to have begun in the Roseville area as early as 1860, it was not until 1881 that Rev. George Backus of New Dundee came to the area to conduct regular services in Roseville homes on Sunday evenings. The first services were held in the home of Mrs. Jacob Bricker; there were seven charter members in the group. Shortly after this time, c.1884, the present church building, which was originally of frame and dates to 1852 when it belonged to a Lutheran Congregation, was bought from the Wesleyan Methodists who had acquired it earlier from the Lutherans. The first United Brethren in Christ pastors after Rev. Backus were Revs. David B. Sherk and Jacob. B. Bowman. The congregation remained on a circuit until 1969 when the connection ended with New Dundee and Roseville became independent. A parsonage was purchased in 1971 and on September 9, 1973 a sod-breaking ceremony was held for the Christian Education addition. Dedication services were held on October 6, 1974.
      A split in the United Brethren in Christ in 1889 resulted in two groups calling themselves by that name. One group joined the Congregationals in 1906. The other group remained United Brethren in Christ until November 16, 1946 when most congregations of the United Brethen in Christ organization joined with the Evangelical Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church - later to join with the United Church on January 1, 1968. This congregation is one of three United Brethren in Christ Churches in Waterloo County today. The others are Stanley Park in Kitchener, and New Dundee. The headquarters of the church is in Huntington, Indiana.
      Although the building was originally of frame construction, remodelling and renovations have resulted in the church building of today.2a

      2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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      A Bad Fall
      Rev. J. B. Bowman, Church street fell while proceeding along the sidewalk in front of the post office this morning and striking his head with great force on the walk was rendered unconscious. He was taken home in a conveyance and a physician called in. At three o'clock in the afternoon he was still unconscious and no one was allowed to see him. We trust that his fall may not result seriously.3a

      3aThe Daily Record 18 Dec 1893

  • 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..., 172.

    2. [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..., 147.

    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..., 222.

    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..., 105.

    5. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-8 Page 6.

    6. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link , Section H..
      In memory of / Rev. J.B. Bowman / died Jan. 19, 1910 / aged 82 yrs. 24 dys. / Elizabeth Oberholtzer / his beloved wife / died March 31, 1910 / aged 78 yrs. 5 mos. / 23 days / they rest from their labours / and their works do follow them

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 22.
      Jacob BOWMAN Farmer Birthplace: Canada Age 25 Mennonite b. 15-Dec
      Elisabeth BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 21 Mennonite b. 8-Oct
      George SCHAEFER Labourer Birthplace: Germany Age 15 Lutheran b. 6-Jun
      Anna SCHAEFER Birthplace: Germany Age 13 Lutheran b. 13-Oct
      Rocinda BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 1 Mennonite b. 11-Mar
      Nancy BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 42 Mennonite b. 9-Aug
      Isaac BOWMAN Teacher Birthplace: Canada Age 22 Mennonite b.
      May Susana STAUFER Birthplace: Canada Age 11 Mennonite b. 7-Sep

    8. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 47.

    9. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 1 Page 2.

    10. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 14.

    11. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 22.

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

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Dec 1827 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Feb 1850 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Preacher - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Bretheran - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1881 - New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Preacher - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Bretheren - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Bretren - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clergyman - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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