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Moses S. Bowman
Male 1899 - 1964


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  • Birth  12 Mar 1899  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1938  Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    lay minister 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-76370 
    Died  14 Aug 1964  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Detweiler Mennonite Cemetery, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I76370  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

    Father  Rev. Moses C. Bowman,   b. 1 Jan 1855, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1933, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lydia Shantz,   b. 22 Jan 1858, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1899, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Feb 1878 
    Family ID  F2079  Group Sheet

    Family  Mildred Elzina Schisler,   b. 16 Feb 1906, Vineland, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1992, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harold Leon Bowman
    Family ID  F41822  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Roseville Mennonite Church (Detweiler Meeting House)

      Services began in homes in the area with the arrival of the first settlers around 1822. A first meeting house was built about 1830 approximately a half-mile west of Roseville, on the south side of the road. One acre of land on the northeast corner of Lot 37, Concession 11, North Dumfries Township, was transferred from Samuel C. Snyder. The deed for the property was dated 1830, but it was not registered until August 1842. A stone meeting house was built in 1855 just slightly east of the old log meeting house; the church was dedicated on November 25, 1855 by the congregation's first minister, Jacob F. Detweiler. Henry Shantz, Enoch Detweiler and Solomon Gehman were the ministers who followed Jacob F. Detweiler.

      Sunday School began in 1924 and in 1933 Young People's Bible Meetings were organized. The latter meetings were held in conjunction with those of the Blenheim Mennonite Church. A Sunday School classroom was added to the Detweiler church in 1956.

      Moses Bowman, a layman from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, was ordained minister to Detweiler Mennonite Church in 1938 where he continued to serve until the time of his death in 1964. The small congregation was served by visiting ministers until it disbanded in January 1966. Some of the remaining families are reported to have joined with Blenheim Mennonite Church at that time.2a

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

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      Bowman, Moses S., son of Moses C. and Lydia (Shantz) Bowman, was born at Mannheim, Ont., March 12, 1899; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Aug. 14, 1964; aged 65 y. 5 m. 2 d. On March 4, 1926, he was married to Mildred Schisler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Harold, Stuart, and Enid-Mrs. Alex Crowley), 8 grandchildren, one brother and one sister (Edwin and Melinda). In 1939 he was ordained as minister at the First Mennonite Church of Kitchener. He served 25 years at Roseville and 3 years at Blenheim. He was a member of the Roseville Church. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church , Kitchener, Aug. 17, in charge of Vernon Leis and C. F. Derstine; interment in Roseville Cemetery.1a

      1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 39 - October 6, 1964 - pp 877-879

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-3 Page 3.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 30, Pg 1.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Moses S. Bowman - October 6, 1964.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Mar 1899 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - lay minister - 1938 - Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Aug 1964 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Detweiler Mennonite Cemetery, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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