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

Benjamin Baer Bowman[1]

Male 1811 - 1872  (61 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Baer Bowman 
    Born 15 Feb 1811  , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00002-47 
    Died 24 Feb 1872  , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6
    Cause: heart disease 
    Buried Gaines Cemetery, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I6770  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2020 

    Father Reverend Joseph O. Bauman,   b. 19 Jul 1766, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1849  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Baer,   b. 23 Jan 1772,   d. 29 Oct 1842  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F2021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Clemens,   b. 6 Mar 1815, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1901, , Whatcom, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. Lydia B. Bowman,   b. 30 Sep 1832, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1866, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. Abraham C. Bowman,   b. 9 Jul 1834, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1905, , Washington State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Rachel B. Bowman,   b. 1835, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Harriet Bowman,   b. 5 Feb 1838, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1903, Crestline, Cherokee, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Amos B. Bowman,   b. 15 Sep 1839, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1894, Fairhaven, Whatcom, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     6. Leah B. "Lee" Bowman,   b. 20 Sep 1841, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1919, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Joel B. Bowman,   b. 1843, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     8. Susannah Bowman,   b. Dec 1845, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Elizabeth B. Bowman,   b. 1848, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Caroline Bowman,   b. 1849, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Oscar B. Bowman,   b. Abt 1854, Of, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F2034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin B. Baumann, "the youngest son of Joseph Baumann, was born February 15th, 1811, and died in Kent County, Michigan, February 24th, 1872. "

      Benjamin B. Bowman, "the youngest son of Rev. Joseph and Mary (Baer) Bowman, was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, February 15th, 1811. When he was five years of age his parents moved to Canada. He was raised at Blair, Ontario. He was married to Mary, daughter of Deacon Abraham S. and Rachel (Dierstein) Clemens. They resided on a farm near Blair for many years; then they moved to Kent County, Michigan, where he died February 24th, 1872. Since then his wife and some members of the family moved near Fairhaven, Washington, U.S., where she still resides with one of her children. Their family consisted 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.].

  • 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..., 428.

    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..., 117.

    4. [S316] Census - Michigan - 1870, 1870 United States Federal Census > Michigan > Kent > Gaines.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 9.
      Benjamin B. BOWMAN Farmer Birthplace: USA Age 40 Mennonite
      Mary BOWMAN Birthplace: USA Age 37 Mennonite
      Lydia BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 20 Mennonite
      Abraham BOWMAN Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Mennonite
      Rachel BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Mennonite
      Mary BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 13 Mennonite
      Amos BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 12 Mennonite
      Leah BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite
      Joel BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 8 Mennonite
      Susan BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 6 Mennonite
      Elisabeth BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Mennonite
      Caroline BOWMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 2 Mennonite
      Jacob GENE Labourer Birthplace: Switzerland Age 32 Lutheran

    6. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, G., America, N., County, K., & Cemetery, G. (1811). Benjamin B. Bowman (1811-1872) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 1 August 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65150354.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 9.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1811 - , Berks 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 MapsDied - Cause: heart disease - 24 Feb 1872 - , Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gaines Cemetery, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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