Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
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 
    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 
    Religion 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
    Religion 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
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I16046  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    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

    Family 1 Elizabeth Eby,   b. 14 Apr 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1843  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1838  [2, 12
    Children 
     1. Rev. John Eby Bowers,   b. 18 Oct 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Dr. Jacob E. Bowers,   b. 10 Oct 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Solon E. Bowers,   b. 5 Apr 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth C. Croft,   b. 19 Jan 1821, Baiersbronn, Freudenstadt, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1901  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1843  [12
    Children 
     1. Matilda C. Bowers,   b. 1 Apr 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1923  (Age 79 years)
     2. Joseph C. Bowers,   b. 6 Mar 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1892, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. Maria Croft Bowers,   b. 26 Feb 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1909, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Malinda Croft Bowers,   b. 16 Nov 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Sep 1816 - , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania 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 MapsReligion - 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 MapsReligion - Baptist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 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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  • 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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      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] 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.

    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..., 608.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 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] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 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] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      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] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, 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] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 16.

    8. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 59.

    9. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 11 Page 81.

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

    11. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.

    12. [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..., 287.

    13. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 1 Page 9.