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

Maria "Mary" Clemens[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1811 - 1886  (74 years)


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  • Name Maria "Mary" Clemens 
    Born 12 Jul 1811  , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Name Maria "Mary" Bauman 
    Name Marian Clemens 
    Name Mary Clemens 
    Name Polly Martin 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1880  Gaines, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00023-1783 
    Died 28 May 1886  Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Cause: infirmities of old age 
    Person ID I17072  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Jacob Clemens, Sr.,   b. 9 Feb 1788, Lower Salford, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1876, Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Susannah Dierstein,   b. 11 Nov 1789, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1861  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F4482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elias B. Bauman,   b. 4 May 1809, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1875, , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1829  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Joseph C. Bowman,   b. 12 Jan 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1905, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Rev. Jacob C. Bowman,   b. 9 Jul 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1872  (Age 39 years)
     3. Susannah Bowman,   b. 2 Mar 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1874, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     4. Wendel C. Bowman,   b. 10 Dec 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1902, , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Aaron C. Bowman,   b. 11 Aug 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1885, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     6. Maria Bowman,   b. 8 Dec 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1921, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Leah Bauman,   b. 15 Oct 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 68 years)
     8. Isaac C. Bowman,   b. 4 May 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1900, Saint John, Saint John Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     9. Owen Bowman,   b. 16 Apr 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Elias C. Bowman,   b. 1 Jan 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Salome Bowman,   b. 4 Jan 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905  (Age 55 years)
     12. Catharine Bowman,   b. 26 Aug 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1868, , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     13. Nancy Bowman,   b. 25 May 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1919, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     14. Simon Bowman,   b. 8 Feb 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F2033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1829 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Gaines, Kent, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Maria Clemens, "was born July 12, 1811. She was married to Elias Bowman and resided in Kent County, Michigan, where they both died. Her death took place May 28th, 1886"


      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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      BOWMAN. - On the 28th of May, in Gaines Twp., Kent Co., Mich., of the infirmities of old age, Polly, widow of Elias Bowman, aged 74 years, 10 months and 16 days. She was born on the 12th of July, 1811, in Bucks Co., Pa. In childhood, with her father Jacob Clemens, she moved to Waterloo Co., Ontario, which was then a wilderness. In the year 1829 she was joined in marriage to Elias Bowman of the same place. To them were born eight sons and six daughters, ten of whom are yet living. In 1863, she with her husband, moved to Mich., where she has since resided. She embraced religion in early life was united to the Mennonite church, and lived a consistent life. She also had the joy of seeing all her children embrace religion. She was buried on the 31st of May at the Gaines U. B. Meeting house, where an immense congregation had assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to this beloved "mother of Israel." Funeral services were held by H. T. Barnaby.

      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 13, July 1, 1886, page 205

  • 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..., 423.

    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..., 69.

    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..., 130.

    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..., 437.

    5. [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..., 112.

    6. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of Maria Clemens Vol. XXIII, Number 13, July 1, 1886, page 205.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 79.

    8. [S1639] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1880 10th Census, Gaines, Kent, Michigan; Roll: 588; Family History Film: 1254588; Page: 174C; Enumeration District: 131; Image: 0049.
      Aaron C. Bowman42 Canada
      Hannah Bowman34
      Austin J. Bowman14 Michigan
      Otto I. Bowman11
      Byron M. Bowman3
      Nettie B. Bowman3
      Mariah Bowman69 Pennsylvania

    9. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 6 Page 42.