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

Samuel Bowers[1, 2, 3]

Male 1792 - 1855  (63 years)


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  • Name Samuel Bowers 
    Born 26 Feb 1792  , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Christened 26 Aug 1792  St. Joseph's Hill Church, Pike Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1825  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Immigration 1825  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 019, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 019, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • He lived beside his son Cyrus.
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • He lived beside his son Cyrus.
    Eby ID Number 00013-1146 
    Eby ID Number 00013-1146 
    Died 17 Apr 1855  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 10, 11
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I16044  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

    Father Moses Bowers,   b. Abt 1761, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Barbara Friederich,   b. Abt 1761,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Sauers,   b. 8 Oct 1797, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1869, Oakfield, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 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 21 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Bowers, "was a native of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. In 1815 he was married to Lydia Sauers, and in 1825 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near the town of Berlin. Their old home is now owned by the heirs of the late Mr. Richart. To them was born a family 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.].

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      Samuel Bowers Sr. was born County Berks, Penn., and came to Canada in 1825, settling in Waterloo Twp. He died there, the 17th ult., in his 64th year, and was buried in Berlin; survived by his wife and children.


      The Christian Guardian 16 May 1855, pg 126

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      A-1-71 Samuel Bowers: Probate of Will of Samuel Bowers, formerly of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, deceased, granted by W. Miller, Esq., Judge, the first day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Five, Executors in such Will, the same reading in words following:-

      I Samuel Bowers of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman… First: I give and bequeath to me beloved wife any whole household and kitchen furniture, my Buggy and Harness, one cow, and two Pigs, to have and to hold for ever as her property, all but the Kitchen clock and family bible is to belong to my youngest son, Samuel, after her decease, with the use of the dwelling house at present occupied by us, and the use of the yard, and fruit as specified in the article of agreement made between me and me son William, and an annuity of twenty-five pounds ten shillings current money of Canada, payable yearly during her widowhood. Second: I appoint my Executors after mentioned, to pay to my son Levi the sum of three hundred pounds, as the full amount of his paternal inheritance, when becoming to the age of twenty-one. Third: I authorize my Executors to furnish means necessary to my youngest son Samuel to complete his studies properly and then to pay to him out of my Estate the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, as the balance of his paternal inheritance. Fourth: I leave and bequeath to each of my daughters unpaid the sum of two hundred and twenty five pounds out of the installments for land sold by me when they become due according as they most stand in need. Fifth: I leave and bequeath to my Grandson Isaac Barber the sun of one hundred and twenty five pounds when becoming of the age of twenty-one. Sixth: I request my Executors to pay to my oldest son Cyrus Bowers the balance due to him on three hundred pounds as soon as my son Samuel provides for and the installments become due. Seventh: In the event of my son William selling the property where we at present reside, I appoint and authorize my Executors to furnish and to provide for my beloved widow Lydia Bowers with a comfortable dwelling house and all necessary accommodations during her widowhood at the expense of my estate, and at her decease or departure from her widowhood the property is to be sold and equally divided among my children now living, and in case any should die it is to be divided among their children. Eighth: My three sons Isaac, William and Jacob have already received their portion of three hundred pounds each in land sold to them by me, also my son in the Law Jacob W. Bowman, has received the sum of two hundred pounds currency in land sold to him by me which is the full amount of my daughter Mary Ann's paternal portion, and also my said son-in-the-law Jacob W. Bowman is due to my estate one hundred and twenty-five pounds, which sum is to remain in interest as long as my said widow shall live or remain in her widowhood, which said interest is to be paid up yearly as specified in an article of agreement, the sum of seven pounds ten shillings is to form part of my said widows yearly dower, and at her death, or departure from her widowhood the sum of one hundred and twenty five pounds is to be equally divided among my children as aforesaid. Ninth: In case of the death of either of my said children under age, leaving no lawful issue, the portion falling to them is to be divided as aforesaid among their brothers and sisters. Tenth: My said son Jacob Bowers is due to my estate the sum of three hundred pounds for land sold to him by me, which sum is to remain on interest as long as my said widow shall live, the said interest shall be paid up yearly…as part of her yearly dower, and at the decease of my said widow the interest is to cease and the sum of three hundred pounds is to be paid up in three equal yearly installments, the first one year after her death till paid up, for which my said Executors shall be authorized and empowered to execute a lawful Deed of conveyance to my said son Jacob. Eleventh: I do hereby authorize and empower any two of my said executors to execute lawful Deeds of conveyance for all lands sold by me and un-deeded and also for all land and tenements yet unsold, all my moveable property belonging to me not specified in this will is to be sold, and the Eighteen acres of Woodland lying back of my son William's farm is to be sold, and all my just and lawful debts are to be paid out of it… And I do hereby appoint my good friends Jacob Kilborn, Esq of Blenheim Township, Charles G. Tisdale of Waterloo Village and Jacob S Bowers, of Waterloo Township, aforesaid Executors of this my last Will and Testament…

      Witnessed by Moses Heist and George Jones
      Will dated 1 December 1854
      Proved 1 May 1855
      Inventory £2602/16/9
      Died 17 April 18553a

      3aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.
    • Samuel Bowers, "was a native of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. In 1815 he was married to Lydia Sauers, and in 1825 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near the town of Berlin. Their old home is now owned by the heirs of the late Mr. Richart. To them was born a family 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.].

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      Samuel Bowers Sr. was born County Berks, Penn., and came to Canada in 1825, settling in Waterloo Twp. He died there, the 17th ult., in his 64th year, and was buried in Berlin; survived by his wife and children.


      The Christian Guardian 16 May 1855, pg 126

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      A-1-71 Samuel Bowers: Probate of Will of Samuel Bowers, formerly of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, deceased, granted by W. Miller, Esq., Judge, the first day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Five, Executors in such Will, the same reading in words following:-

      I Samuel Bowers of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman… First: I give and bequeath to me beloved wife any whole household and kitchen furniture, my Buggy and Harness, one cow, and two Pigs, to have and to hold for ever as her property, all but the Kitchen clock and family bible is to belong to my youngest son, Samuel, after her decease, with the use of the dwelling house at present occupied by us, and the use of the yard, and fruit as specified in the article of agreement made between me and me son William, and an annuity of twenty-five pounds ten shillings current money of Canada, payable yearly during her widowhood. Second: I appoint my Executors after mentioned, to pay to my son Levi the sum of three hundred pounds, as the full amount of his paternal inheritance, when becoming to the age of twenty-one. Third: I authorize my Executors to furnish means necessary to my youngest son Samuel to complete his studies properly and then to pay to him out of my Estate the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, as the balance of his paternal inheritance. Fourth: I leave and bequeath to each of my daughters unpaid the sum of two hundred and twenty five pounds out of the installments for land sold by me when they become due according as they most stand in need. Fifth: I leave and bequeath to my Grandson Isaac Barber the sun of one hundred and twenty five pounds when becoming of the age of twenty-one. Sixth: I request my Executors to pay to my oldest son Cyrus Bowers the balance due to him on three hundred pounds as soon as my son Samuel provides for and the installments become due. Seventh: In the event of my son William selling the property where we at present reside, I appoint and authorize my Executors to furnish and to provide for my beloved widow Lydia Bowers with a comfortable dwelling house and all necessary accommodations during her widowhood at the expense of my estate, and at her decease or departure from her widowhood the property is to be sold and equally divided among my children now living, and in case any should die it is to be divided among their children. Eighth: My three sons Isaac, William and Jacob have already received their portion of three hundred pounds each in land sold to them by me, also my son in the Law Jacob W. Bowman, has received the sum of two hundred pounds currency in land sold to him by me which is the full amount of my daughter Mary Ann's paternal portion, and also my said son-in-the-law Jacob W. Bowman is due to my estate one hundred and twenty-five pounds, which sum is to remain in interest as long as my said widow shall live or remain in her widowhood, which said interest is to be paid up yearly as specified in an article of agreement, the sum of seven pounds ten shillings is to form part of my said widows yearly dower, and at her death, or departure from her widowhood the sum of one hundred and twenty five pounds is to be equally divided among my children as aforesaid. Ninth: In case of the death of either of my said children under age, leaving no lawful issue, the portion falling to them is to be divided as aforesaid among their brothers and sisters. Tenth: My said son Jacob Bowers is due to my estate the sum of three hundred pounds for land sold to him by me, which sum is to remain on interest as long as my said widow shall live, the said interest shall be paid up yearly…as part of her yearly dower, and at the decease of my said widow the interest is to cease and the sum of three hundred pounds is to be paid up in three equal yearly installments, the first one year after her death till paid up, for which my said Executors shall be authorized and empowered to execute a lawful Deed of conveyance to my said son Jacob. Eleventh: I do hereby authorize and empower any two of my said executors to execute lawful Deeds of conveyance for all lands sold by me and un-deeded and also for all land and tenements yet unsold, all my moveable property belonging to me not specified in this will is to be sold, and the Eighteen acres of Woodland lying back of my son William's farm is to be sold, and all my just and lawful debts are to be paid out of it… And I do hereby appoint my good friends Jacob Kilborn, Esq of Blenheim Township, Charles G. Tisdale of Waterloo Village and Jacob S Bowers, of Waterloo Township, aforesaid Executors of this my last Will and Testament…

      Witnessed by Moses Heist and George Jones
      Will dated 1 December 1854
      Proved 1 May 1855
      Inventory £2602/16/9
      Died 17 April 18553a

      3aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      in memory of / Samuel Bowers / died April 17th, 1855 / aged 63 years 1 mo. / and 22 days / (verse)

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 pg 228.
      Samuel BOWERS Gentleman Birthplace: USA Age 60 Wesleyan Methodist b. 26-Feb
      Lydia BOWERS Birthplace: USA Age 55 Wesleyan Methodist b. 9-Oct
      Levi BOWERS Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Wesleyan Methodist b. 27-Nov
      Samuel BOWERS Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Wesleyan Methodist b. 4-Dec
      Heriata BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Wesleyan Methodist b. 9-Mar

    6. [S1000] News - Christian Guardian - Death Notices from the Christian Guardian 1851-1860, Obituary of Samuel Bowers pg 29.

    7. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 19 Apr 1855 Page 16.
      Samuel Bowers Died 17 Apr 1855 66y, lm, 22d. Born in Berks Co. Pennsylvania. Came to Canada in 1825. Leaves his widow.

    8. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 14.

    9. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 26.

    10. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Probate of Will of Samuel Bowers A-1-71 1 May 1855.

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Feb 1792 - , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Aug 1792 - St. Joseph's Hill Church, Pike Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1825 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1825 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1855 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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