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

Gabriel W. Bauman[1]

Male 1819 - 1883  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Gabriel W. Bauman 
    Born Between 1 Mar 1818 and 1819  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Residence 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1847  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Christened 1 Dec 1848  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    cabinet maker 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    cabinet manufacturer 
    Elected Office 1854  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1854, 1857
    Name Gabriel W. Bowman 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Wesleyan Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00002-65 
    Died 18 Oct 1883  , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 7
    Person ID I6810  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father Christian Bauman,   b. 20 Jun 1766, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1824  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Weber,   b. 21 Mar 1774, Of, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1834  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F2035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Bowers,   b. 7 Sep 1821, , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Nov 1844  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11
    Children 
     1. Harriet E. Bowman,   b. 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Albert Bowers Bowman,   b. 17 Mar 1847, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Henrietta Bauman,   b. 17 Sep 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Franklin B. Bowman,   b. 3 Oct 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lydia L. Bowman,   b. 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Louise A. Bowman,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Harriet Elizabeth Bowman,   b. 24 Sep 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Charles S. Bowman,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F2052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gabriel W. Baumann, "was born March 1st, 1818, and died October 18th, 1883. He was married to Louisa Bowers. Resided in Kent County, Michigan."

      Gabriel Bowman, "the tenth and youngest son of Christian and Magdalena (Weber) Baumann, was born in Waterloo, Ontario, March 1st, 1818. He was married to Louisa Bowers, sister to his brother Jacob's wife. They resided in the town of Berlin until about thirty years ago when they moved to Kent County, Michigan, where he died October 18th, 1883. They had a family of five 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.].

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      King Street, Kitchener

      Benton to Eby Street.-Successive occupation was as follows: From Benton Street easterward, before 1855, a one-story brick building with gable facing King Street was erected at the corner and used by Jacob Benner as blacksmith shop. Later Benner moved to West Montrose and the next occupant was Valentine Gildner and after him his son John Gildner . This blacksmith shop continued until comparatively recent years. A frame building painted white, with veranda in front, was Gildner s residence..

      Vacant lot.

      A tinsmith shop owned by Mr. Lehnen . This had a nice front with two good-sized glass windows on either side of the door.

      A dwelling house built by Henry Rothaermel 1848-9. He was a carpenter and later was market clerk and tax collector.

      A lane.

      A one and one-half story building, with gable facing King Street and a verandah extending over the sidewalk, occupied by a Mr. Coleman 1855-1860. Adjoining it was a warehouse. The store passed to Coleman's son and then to John Kegel. Later John George Schmidt, shoemaker, occupied the building.

      A lane.

      A double, frame building about 50 feet along King St.; the east half used as a dwelling had a veranda; the west half was occupied by Charles Koehn, shoemaker.

      Open space.

      Dwelling of Gabriel Bowman, carpenter, who built the house.

      A one and one-half story building occupied by Balzar Allendorf, a coverlet weaver, about 1840. Allendorf later moved to New Hamburg. There was a veranda at the front of the house and under it a well. Cattle ran at large in the streets at this time and one Sunday afternoon a steer got on the veranda floor, which was partly rotted, broke through, fell into the well and had to be pulled out by means of a windlass. The building was torn down later.
      frame building ocupied by Henry Sippel, former employee of Allendorf, as a weaver's shop.

      In 1855 there was a frame building one and one-half story high along King Street divided into two parts, one part a dwelling and the other part a hat shop, owned by John Kidder, who made felt hats and old-fashioned bonnets. The shop was a few steps above the sidewalk level.

      A dwelling.

      A one and one-half story frame building lengthwise with King street occupied by a widow, Mrs. Caroline Lehnen.

      A driveway.

      A two story brick building with gable toward King Street, occupied by J. J. Lehnen, son of the widow Lehnen, as a copper and tinsmith shop and a store. Lehnen made his own tinware. Later Jacob Doebler occupied this building as a bakery.

      A one and one-half story frame building with gable toward King Street occupied by George Yantz, a cabinet maker. He had a tavern in this same building for a time, and lived there.

      In the early years a garden.

      A small shop with sloping roof used by Christian Enslin as a book store and book-bindery, the first book-bindery in Berlin Enslm arrived in Berlin about 1830. Jacob Stroh remembers going with his father to the store to buy school supplies. Enslin later was editor, for Henry Eby, the publisher, of the Deutsche Canadier which began publication in 1840.

      Enslin's House, one-half story, frame, standing lengthwise with King Street and having a veranda over the door, was on the site of Dr. Hetts present office and house. At the rear there was an orchard.

      About 60 feet back of King Street there was a house built by Henry Eby. Shubel Randall, brother of George Randall, lived in it later. In 1860 the building was destroyed by fire and a servant girl Dina Hertz, perished in the flames. The walls remaining standing, the house was re-built, and is still in use.

      A brick building, abutting on King Street with gable facing the street, was Henry Eby's printing office. The main floor was she or seven feet above the sidewalk level. In 1860 this building was changed to a church and was the first Anglican Church in Berlin.

      A frame building, one end of which was used by Henry Bowman as a general store; he lived in the other end. This was known as the Bowman building. Later William Stein had a tailor shop in it and after him William Thoms used it as a shoe repair shop.

      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER) By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930


  • 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..., 72.

    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..., 148.

    4. [S101] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register - transcript of cards, Kitchener Public Library.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 2.
      Gabriel BOWMAN Cabinet Mfr. Canada 34 Wesleyan Methodist b. 1-Mar
      Louisa BOWMAN USA 31 Wesleyan Methodist b. 7-Sep
      Albert BOWMAN Canada F. 5 Wesleyan Methodist b. 5-Mar
      Henrieta BOWMAN Canada F. 3 Wesleyan Methodist b. 17-Sep
      Franklin BOWMAN Canada F. 2 Wesleyan Methodist b. 3-Oct
      Elisabeth MOYER Germany 14 Lutheran b. 20-Oct
      William PIPE Cabinet maker England 18 CE b. 6-Mar
      August KISTNER Cabinet maker Germany 20 Lutheran b. 5-Apr
      William WASHBORN Turner Canada 19 Methodist b. 10-Jun

    6. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 3 Page 29.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 25 Oct 1883.
      18 Oct 1883 Gabriel W. Baumann died in Oakfield, Kent County, Michigan, at age of 66 years

    8. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, Rev. Peter Kerr - Wesleyan Methodist pg 22,23.
      Gabriel Bowman married Louisa Bowers both of Waterloo 26 Nov 1844 by license, wit: Isaac Bowers and Lydia Fry

    9. [S2070] Directory - Ontario Directory for 1851.

    10. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 2.

    11. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 28 Nov 1844 Pg 48.
      BAUERS, Louise married 26 Nov 1844 To Gabriel BAUMANN. minister Peter Kerr

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1 Mar 1818 and 1819 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Nov 1844 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1847 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1 Dec 1848 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - cabinet maker - 1851 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - cabinet manufacturer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1854 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Wesleyan Methodist - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1883 - , Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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