Waterloo Region Generations
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Cyrus Bowers, Esq.

Cyrus Bowers, Esq.[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1816 - 1889  (73 years)

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  • Name Cyrus Bowers 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 27 Sep 1816  , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Birth , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1825  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    farmer 
    Elected Office 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Desciple 
    Elected Office 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Elected Office 1863  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Historic Building Sweet Briar Farm 
    1861 Waterloo Tremaine Map
    1861 Waterloo Tremaine Map
    Land Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 019, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1874  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Eby ID Number 00013-1147 
    Died 19 Oct 1889  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 12, 13
    Cause: old age 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I16046  Generations
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [1
    Family ID F416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cyrus Bowers, "the eldest son of Samuel and Lydia (Sauers) Bowers, was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, September 27th, 1816, and came to Canada with his parents when nine years of age. Giving early indications of more than ordinary talent, his father gave him what was then considered a first class education. He settled a few miles south-west of the town of Berlin on the place known as 'The Sweet Briar Farm.' Here he resided until a few years before his death when he moved to Berlin where he died October 19th, 1889. Mr. Bowers always took a lively interest in all the political movements of the day, and although not conspicuous as a politician, yet his views and opinions had great weight in controlling the course of the party with which he sided. His judgments were as a rule without a fault, and so well were his advices and counsels given to parties who came to him for advice that he enjoyed the esteem and the high consideration of his numerous friends unimpaired until his death. On March 20th, 1838, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of George and Barbara (Wenger) Eby. She was born April 14th 1814, and died April 5th, 1843. After her decease he was married to Elizabeth Craft, October 1, 1843. She was born January 29th 1822, and at present she resides with her daughter Matilda. To Mr. Bowers were born seven children, three of whom were of the first marriage and four of the second"


      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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      Death of Mr. Cyrus Bowers

      On Saturday morning last another of Waterloo County's prominent and respected pioneers passed away in the person of Mr. Cyrus Bowers, of Berlin, at the advanced of 73 years. He was born in Lancaster county, Pa., in 1816, came to Canada with his parents in 1825 and settled in Waterloo township, about two miles from Berlin. He received a good education, but applied it, to industrious farming, and his farm, known as "Sweet Briar Farm," was one of the finest in the county. In 1879 he retired from farming and removed to Berlin to spend the remainder of his days. He was a prominent reformer and for a number of years was president of the Reform Association of North Waterloo, and filled this with distinction. He was also for some time justice of the peace and served several terms in both township and county councils. He was also a Director of the Waterloo Mutual Insurance Co., from its first organization over twenty years ago, as well as of the Mercantile, of which he was a principal stockholder. In his religious relations he was an active and zealous member of Church. Deceased leaves a widow, three sons and three daughters. The sons are Dr. J. E. Bowers, of Rochester, Minnesota; Rev. J. E. Bowers, Toronto, and Jos. E. Bowers, of Waterloo Township, and the daughters are Mrs. Dr. Eby, of Seabringville; of Mrs. P. E. Shantz of Preston, and Mrs. E. R. Boller, of Guelph.

      Galt Reporter Oct 25 1889 pg 1


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      1852 Census of Waterloo

      Cyrus BOWERS Farmer USA 36 b. 27-Sep
      Elisabetha BOWERS Germany 31 b. 28-Feb
      John E. BOWERS Canada 13 b. 18-Oct
      Jacob E. BOWERS Canada 11 b. 10-Oct
      Joseph C. BOWERS Canada 6 b. 24-Mar
      Matilda BOWERS Canada 8 b. 1-Apr
      Maria BOWERS Canada 4 b. 4-Mar

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] 286.

    2. [S3] 608.

    3. [S7] 10 Sep 1874.
      02 Sep 1874 By Pastor Tuerk in Berlin, at the home of the father of the bride, Robert Bollert, merchant, of Harriston, was married to Malinde Bowers, daughter of Cyrus Bowers, Esq., Waterloo Township.

    4. [S7] 9 Jun 1864.
      Married By Rev. Kaessmann, in the home of the bride's father Cyrus Bowers, Esq., Dr. Aaron Eby of Sebastopol, Perth County was married to Mathilda Bowers of Waterloo Township.

    5. [S47] .
      Cyrus Bowers / Sept. 27, 1816 / died Oct. 19, 1889 / Elizabeth C. Croft / his wife / born Jan. 29, 1821 / died Mar.21, 1901 / (A) Mother

    6. [S131] Div 1 pg 228.
      Cyrus BOWERS Farmer Birthplace: USA Age 36 Disciple b. 27-Sep
      Elisabetha BOWERS Birthplace: Germany Age 31 Disciple b. 28-Feb
      John E. BOWERS Birthplace: Canada Age 13 Disciple b. 18-Oct
      Jacob E. BOWERS Birthplace: Canada Age 11 Disciple b. 10-Oct
      Joseph C. BOWERS Birthplace: Canada Age 6 Disciple b. 24-Mar
      Matilda BOWERS Birthplace: Canada Age 8 Disciple b. 1-Apr
      Maria BOWERS Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Disciple b. 4-Mar
      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

    7. [S168] Div. 1, Pg. 16.

    8. [S158] Div. 2 Pg. 59.

    9. [S1943] Div. 11 Page 81.

    10. [S131] Div 4 Pg 26.

    11. [S1450] .

    12. [S3] 287.

    13. [S1592] Section 1 Page 9.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Sep 1816 - , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1825 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Desciple - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1862 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1863 - 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 MapsResidence - 1874 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 19 Oct 1889 - Kitchener, 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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