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

Elizabeth Bowers[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1825 - 1903  (77 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Bowers 
    Born 12 Nov 1825  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Christened 13 Mar 1833  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Female 
    Name Elizabeth Cowan 
    Name Elizabeth Eby 
    Residence 1855  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Wesley Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Lady 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Methodist 
    Residence 33 Eby Street South, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00013-1159 
    Died 26 Mar 1903  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I16111  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 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  [13
    Family ID F416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robert Fairford Cowan,   b. 1830, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1891  (Age < 60 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1855  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Lydia Jane Cowan,   b. 17 Aug 1856, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1917, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F4293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Heinrich "Henry" Eby,   b. 25 Jan 1820, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1855, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1843  [3
    Children 
     1. Julia Anna Eby,   b. 15 Aug 1844, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Harriet Louise Eby,   b. 10 Oct 1846, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1920  (Age 73 years)
     3. Adelaide Matilda Eby,   b. 9 Sep 1848, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1877, Fort Gratiot, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F4294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Bowers, "was born November 12, 1825, and was married first to Henry Eby, of Berlin, printer, and after his decease to Robert Cowan. She resided in Berlin until Mr. Eby's death, then she moved to the States, and after Mr. Cowan's death she returned to Berlin where she has since resided. She had a family of four daughters, three with her first husband and one with her second husband. Their names are III Julia Ann, III Harriet, III Adelaide (see Henry Eby's family), and III Lillie who is unmarried and resides with her mother."


      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..., 292.

    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..., 376.

    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..., 562.

    4. [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..., 179.

    5. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 49.

    6. [S211] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church Register of H. W. Peterson 1833-1835.
      Elisabeth, geboren den 12 Nov 1825, detauft den 13 Mar 1833; parentes Samuel Bowers, Lydia Bowers, sponsors, the parents.

    7. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      (eroded) Elizabeth Bowers / wife of / Henry Eby / born Nov.25, 1825 / died Mar.26, 1903 / aged (77) yrs. 7 mo. 17 ds.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 5.
      birthdate given as 8 Nov

    9. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 6 Page 32.

    10. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 23.

    11. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, James Elliott Wesleyan Minister (pg. 159 - 161).
      Robert Tinford Cowan, married Elizabeth Eby, both of Berlin. 22 Oct 1855, by licence, Witnesses: L. J. Elliott and Matilda Kent.

    12. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    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..., 286.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Nov 1825 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 13 Mar 1833 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1855 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Oct 1855 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Wesley Methodist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lady - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 33 Eby Street South, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1903 - 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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