Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Lydia Sauers[1, 2, 3]

Female 1797 - 1869  (71 years)


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  • Name Lydia Sauers 
    Born 8 Oct 1797  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Name Lydia Bowers 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lady 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    W. 
    Residence 1864  Oakfield, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00146-5536 
    Died 4 Jul 1869  Oakfield, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7, 8
    Cause: Rupture of Bowels 
    Buried White Swan Cemetery, Oakfield Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I1291  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Jacob Sauers,   b. 6 Mar 1775, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1864, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Kolb,   b. CALC 12 Sep 1774, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1841, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Family ID F414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Bowers,   b. 26 Feb 1792, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1815  [2
    Children 
     1. Cyrus Bowers, Esq.,   b. 27 Sep 1816, , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Mary Ann Bowers,   b. 17 Oct 1817, , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Harriet Bowers,   b. 1819, , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1842, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     4. Louisa Bowers,   b. 7 Sep 1821, , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Isaac W. Bowers,   b. 15 Nov 1823, , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Elizabeth Bowers,   b. 12 Nov 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1903, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. William Bowers,   b. 15 Jan 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Jacob S. Bowers,   b. 28 Dec 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Lavina Bowers,   b. 3 May 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Levi Bowers,   b. 27 Nov 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Dr. Samuel Sauers Bowers,   b. 4 Dec 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1900  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lydia Sauers, "was married to Samuel Bowers. They resided near Berlin where they had a large family. "


      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.].

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      "...Friday, March 11, 1864: ...Just before sundown Father and Mother made their appearance with quite a load!! Grandmother's parlor stove, cane bottom chairs, and what is more - a cradle, which by the way seems to be a great favorite with Melinda. But what pleases me most is that Father bought Grandmother's Side-Board - the old family relic, and a most a splendid one it is too. I am glad it is going to be mine, it is just the one I was always wishing to have when I set up housekeeping, which I intend before many months if all is well"

      "...Tuesday, March 22, 1864: We have been expecting Uncle Bowman's and Grandmother for some days. This evening they all came with the exception of Louisa. She could not come because Grandmother and Aunt Ann came in a buggy with Washington, and Nelson had such a load of things to bring down that she did not get a seat. I am extremely sorry that this is the case. Now that they are going so far away that we don't know when we will see each other again, if ever . . . They have one car loaded. Uncle and Nelson intend leaving with the tomorrow night train. The rest intend going with the Thursday Express . . ."

      "Wednesday, March 23, 1864: This morning Father drove Grand....and Aunt Ann to Berlin with their team. . . We have seen them for the last time, no doubt, before they bid Goodbye to Canada and all their friends and acquaintances. I hope they may find Michigan all they expect - that they may make a fortune in the land of their adoption. They seem glad to go, and still with a degree of reluctance, and how could it be otherwise - the land of their birth . . ."


      Per grand daughter Matilda Bower's diary, on file at the Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada:

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      Mrs. Lydia Bowers, relict of the late Samuel Bowers of Berlin, Ont., was converted in Berlin 32 years aog, and died July 4, 1869, at the residence of her son-in-law, Jacob W. Boroman, Oakfield, Kent County, Michigan, where she had been living for 5 years; aged, 71 (0.) or 73(D.N.) predeceased by her husband 14 years ago.3a

      3aChristian Guardian Newspaper 28 Jul 1869, pg 11 & 11 Aug 1869 pg 127

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 221.

    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..., 286.

    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..., 143.

    4. [S217] Cemetery - MI, Kent, Oakfield - White Swan Internet Link.
      LYDIA Wife of SAMUEL BOWER Died July 4, 1869 Aged 71 Y. 8M. 26D. [Stone has an engraving of a weeping willow tree on it]


    5. [S218] Vit - MI - Death Registration.
      Lydia Bowers age 71 yr. 8 mo. 25 da. b. Penn. d. 4 July 1869 at Oakfield dis: Rupture of Bowels Par.: Jacob and Elizabeth Sours (sic) of Canada 1: 31


    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 pg 228.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Jul 1869.
      Lydia Bauers died 4 Jul 1869 at home of her son-in-law, Jakob W. Baumann, Oakfield, Michigan, widow of late Samuel of this county. 73 yrs.

    8. [S835] News - ON - Christian Guardian, "Death notice of Mrs. Lydia Bowers," 28 Jul 1869,, p. 11.

    9. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 4 Page 30.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Oct 1797 - , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lady - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - W. - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Oakfield, Kent, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Rupture of Bowels - 4 Jul 1869 - Oakfield, Kent, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - White Swan Cemetery, Oakfield Township, Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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