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Joseph C. Bowman[1, 2]
Male 1830 - 1905


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  • Birth  12 Jan 1830  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    school teacher 
    Immigration  1865  , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number  00002-269 
    Died  16 Jun 1905  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: few days of paralysis 
    Buried  Gaines United Brethern Cemetery, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID  I7507  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Elias B. Bauman,   b. 4 May 1809, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1875, , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maria Clemens,   b. 12 Jul 1811, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1886, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1829  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2033  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Anna "Nancy" Bauman,   b. 23 Jul 1829, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1850, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 May 1850  [1, 4
    Family ID  F2269  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Lydia Wismer,   b. 2 May 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1916 
    Married  5 Oct 1852  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 9
    Children 
     1. Nancy Bowman,   b. 15 Jul 1854, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Hannah Bowman,   b. 25 Sep 1856, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1872
     3. Maria Bowman,   b. 9 Jun 1861, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Solon H. Bowman,   b. 1863, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F2270  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Joseph C. Bowman, "was born in Waterloo County, January 12th, 1830. He was first married to Nancy, daughter of Benjamin Baumann. After her decease he married Lydia, daughter of Henry Wismer. They reside near Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan. Their family consists of four children (all of second wife)"1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      Bowman.-Joseph C. Bowman, oldest son of Elias and Polly (Clemens) Bowman, was born in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Jan, 12, 1830, and was married to Anna Bowman, May 14, 1850. She died Nov. 29, 1850, and Oct. 5, 1852, he was married to Lydia Wismer of Waterloo Co., Ont. They moved to Kent Co., Mich., in 1865, where they have since resided. At that time Grand Rapids was little more than a trading post, and the surrounding country an almost unbroken forest. He died at his home, about 3 1/2 miles west of Caledonia, on the 16th of June 1905, after suffering for a few days of paralysis; aged 75 Y., 5 M., 4 D. He leaves his wife, one son, two daughters, also a number of grandchildren, beside three brothers and four sisters and a host of friends. He was the oldest of fourteen children and the seventh to pass away. He was widely known and highly esteemed for his excellent qualities as a Christian and his end was peace. Until his eyesight failed, a few years ago, he was a regular reader of the Herald. Interment on the 19th in the cemetery adjoining the Gaines U. B. church. Funeral services by Bish. H. T. Barnaby from Heb. 9:27, assisted by Alvin Barnaby. We mourn not as do those who have no hope, but because there has passed from our circle one whom we loved, one whose life wielded an influence for good, and at whose home all were made welcome. May God bless and comfort the bereaved widow and family in this affliction. A. B. K.2a

      2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 26, June 29, 1905, pages 207 and 208

  • 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..., 130.

    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..., 665.

    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..., 113.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Joseph C. Bowman - June 29, 1905, pages 207 and 208.
      Bowman.-Joseph C. Bowman, oldest son of Elias and Polly (Clemens) Bowman, was born in Waterloo Co.., Ontario, Jan, 12, 1830, and was married to Anna Bowman, May 14, 1850. She died Nov. 29, 1850, and Oct. 5, 1852, he was married to Lydia Wismer of Waterloo Co.., Ont. They moved to Kent Co., Mich., in 1865, where they have since resided. At that time Grand Rapids was little more than a trading post, and the surrounding country an almost unbroken forest. He died at his home, about 3 1/2 miles west of Caledonia, on the 16th of June 1905, after suffering for a few days of paralysis; aged 75 Y., 5 M., 4 D. He leaves his wife, one son, two daughters, also a number of grandchildren, beside three brothers and four sisters and a host of friends. He was the oldest of fourteen children and the seventh to pass away. He was widely known and highly esteemed for his excellent qualities as a Christian and his end was peace. Until his eyesight failed, a few years ago, he was a regular reader of the Herald. Interment on the 19th in the cemetery adjoining the Gaines U. B. church. Funeral services by Bish. H. T. Barnaby from Heb. 9:27, assisted by Alvin Barnaby. We mourn not as do those who have no hope, but because there has passed from our circle one whom we loved, one whose life wielded an influence for good, and at whose home all were made welcome. May God bless and comfort the bereaved widow and family in this affliction. A. B. K.

    5. [S179] Cemetery - Michigan, Kent, Gaines Township - Gaines Cemetery Internet Link.
      Joseph Bowman / Jan 12 1830 - Jan 16 1905 // Lydia His Wife / May 2 1833 - May 5 1916 // Hannah - Their Daug. / Sept 25 1856 - Jan 23 1872

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 81.

    7. [S142] Census - Michigan - 1880, Gaines, Kent, Michigan Film 1254588 Page 173A.
      Joseph C. BOWMAN Self M Male W 50 CAN Farms
      Lydia BOWMAN Wife M Female W 47 CAN Keep House
      Mariah BOWMAN Dau S Female W 18 CAN Help House
      Solon BOWMAN Son S Male W 16 CAN Wk-Farm

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 18.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Joseph C. BOWMAN, to Lydia WISSMER. 5 Oct. 1852, Ayr. Rev. RITCHIE. Wit. Abraham C. BOWMAN and E. WISSMER.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Jan 1830 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - school teacher - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Oct 1852 - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1865 - , Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: few days of paralysis - 16 Jun 1905 - Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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