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Rev. Menno B. Bowman[1, 2]
Male 1837 - 1906


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    Birth  20 May 1837  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  1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Minister 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number  00002-363 
    Died  18 Mar 1906  [11
    Buried  Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID  I7906  Generations
    Last Modified  19 Sep 2018 

    Father  Samuel W. Bauman,   b. 4 Nov 1804, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1866, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Biehn,   b. 6 Nov 1816, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1905 
    Family ID  F2044  Group Sheet

    Family  Susannah B. Snyder,   b. 2 Dec 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1925 
    Married  11 Apr 1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Alice Bowman,   b. 2 Dec 1858, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919
     2. Oliver Bowman,   b. 2 Dec 1861, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Cyrus Bowman,   b. 31 Mar 1864, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1865
     4. Nancy Bowman,   b. 25 Feb 1866, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Susannah "Susan" Bowman,   b. 4 Feb 1868, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1910
     6. Allan Bowman,   b. 15 Apr 1870, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1890, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Magdalena "Lena" Bowman,   b. 31 Aug 1872, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Emerson Bowman,   b. 23 Oct 1874, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Lloyd Bowman,   b. 28 Sep 1877, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Anna Bowman,   b. 29 Mar 1881, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946
     11. Franklin Bowman,   b. 3 Sep 1884, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F179  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Menno Bowman, "the second son of Samuel W. Baumann, was born in Waterloo, May 20th, 1837. Early in spring of 1858 he was married to Susan, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Baumann) Schneider. She was born December 2nd, 1838. After their marriage he purchased the old Jacob Schneider homestead at Bloomingdale, where he resided until 1878, when he rented his farm to Mr. Franklin Brubacher. In 1875 he entered the ministry of the New Mennonite church, being ordained in the year 1879. As a minister of the Gospel he was successful in winning many souls to Christ. He had charge of the following circuits in succession: Bethel, Twenty, Markham, and Maryborough, on which circuits he did good work, not withstanding the enemies he would have on account of his radical preaching and dealing with the people. He was very outspoken and dealt straight with his people without respect to person, and on account of this some were not always pleased with him. His sermons as a rule were powerful and stirring and consequently would deal very plainly with such who would settle down into a mere form of religion. It is only justice, however, to Mr. Bowman to say that wherever people would get into a good christian experience they would get along well with him. At the annual conference of Canada in 1886, he was appointed Presiding Elder, which position he has held ever since in a very successful manner. His district for the first years of his Presiding Eldership was the entire Canada Conference, including a few appointments in Michigan. In 1891 the conference was divided into two districts, from which time he travelled and spent much time in the state of Michigan. At present they reside on their farm again where his two sons, Emerson and Lloyd, are managing and working the same. Their family consisted of eleven 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.].

  • 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..., 261.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 13 Feb 1890.
      Feb 4, 1890 Allan Bowman, son of Elder Menno Bowman, died in Ottawa at age of 19 years, 9 months & 20 days.

    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..., 134.

    4. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-2 Page 1.

    5. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 31.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Menno BAUMANN, 21, Waterloo, same, s/o Samuel BAUMANN & Ana BEAM, married Susan SNYDER, 19, Waterloo, same, d/o Jacob SNYDER & Magdl, BAUMANN, witn: William BINDEMAN of Berlin, 11 April 1858

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

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 20.

    9. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 25 May 1837:24.
      21 May 1837 The family of Samuel Bauman in Berlin was blessed with a son.

    10. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 32.

    11. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      [Front/West] In loving memory of/ Menno Bowman/ Died March 18, 1906/ Aged 68 yrs. 9 mos. 26 d's/ His Wife/ Susan Snider/ Died May 1, 1925/ Aged 86 Yrs. & 5 mos./ I have fought a good fight/ I have finished my course/ I have kept the faith/ Bowman

    12. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 13 Apr 1858.
      On the 11th of April, Menno Bowman, to Susan Snyder of Waterloo Township.

    13. [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..., 135.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 May 1837 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Apr 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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