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

Rev. Tobias Bowman[1, 2]

Male 1829 - 1909  (80 years)


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  • Name Tobias Bowman 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 26 Jun 1829  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1853  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Minister 
    Eby ID Number 00002-127 
    Died 2 Sep 1909  [5, 6
    Buried 5 Sep 1909  Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I6986  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Benjamin H. Bauman,   b. 15 Feb 1787, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Susannah Bechtel,   b. 16 Jun 1797, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F2017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Schneider,   b. 19 Feb 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1918  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1853  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 10, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Christian S. Bowman,   b. 14 Jun 1854, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1897, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. Sarah S. Bowman,   b. 21 Oct 1855, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1858  (Age 2 years)
     3. Rev. Benjamin S. Bowman,   b. 15 Jan 1858, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1936, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Absolom Bauman,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Absalom S. Bowman,   b. 6 Mar 1860, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1876  (Age 16 years)
     6. Dilman S. Bowman,   b. 23 Oct 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1942, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Moses Bauman,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Moses S. Bowman,   b. 15 Aug 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Lea Bauman,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Leah S. Bowman,   b. 16 Sep 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1918  (Age 51 years)
     11. Tobias Bauman,   b. 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Tobias S. Bowman,   b. 13 Oct 1868, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Anna S. Bowman,   b. 25 Jan 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Anna Bauman,   b. Feb 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     15. Levi S. Bowman,   b. 7 Dec 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age 91 years)
     16. Aaron S. Bowman,   b. 5 Mar 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1911  (Age 34 years)
     17. Enos S. Bowman,   b. 22 Jan 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1829 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1853 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Apr 1853 - Greenbush (Kitchener), 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 - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Sep 1909 - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Tobias Bowman, "the fourth son of Benjamin Baumann, was born June 26th, 1829. On April 24th, 1853, he was married to Anna, daughter of Christian and Anna (Cressman) Schneider. She was born February 19th, 1832. They reside near St. Agatha, Wilmot Township, where he is engaged in farming. Some years ago he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel for the Mennonite body. He is a fluent speaker and a good worker in the Lord's vineyard. His sermons always make a deep impression upon the minds of the attentive audience. His family consists of twelve 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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      BOWMAN - Tobias Bowman was born June 26, 1829; died Sept. 2, 1909; aged 80 y. 2 m. 6 d. On April 24, 1853, he was united in holy matrimony with Anna Snyder. To this union were born 12 children of whom 8 are living, who with the mother mourn the loss of one who has been kind and affectionate as husband and father. Bro. Bowman was ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite church of Waterloo Co., Ont., in 1875, in which office he labored faithfully for many years. Though for a number of years he had not done any active ministerial work, yet he kept the faith and was glad to be with the brethren in worship and at communion. The end did not come unexpectedly. Last winter he believed the end of his life was near, and had chosen the text and also who was to officiate at his funeral. But when Spring came he recovered considerably again until about two weeks before his death. Funeral on Sunday, Sept. 5. Services at the house and at the Cressman Mennonite Church near Breslau, Ont. Services were conducted in English by C. B. Snyder from Rev. 14: 13, and in German by Jacob Woolner, Sr., from Isa. 3: 10.


      GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. II, No. 27 - Sept. 30, 1909, page 431



  • 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..., 303.

    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..., 200.

    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..., 82.

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-3 Page 10.

    5. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Tobias Bowman / died Sept.2,1909 / aged 80 yrs.2 mo.5 ds. / Annie Snyder / his wife / born Feb.19,1832 / died May 9,1918 / aged 86 yrs.2 m.20 d. / Aaron Bowman / died Oct.12,1911 / aged 34 yrs.7 mo.7 ds / At rest / Bowman

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Sept. 30, 1909 - Obituary of Tobias Bowman.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 27.
      Tobias BOWMAN Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 23 Mennonite b. 15-Jul

    8. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 17.

    9. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 4 Page 44.

    10. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 1 Page 1.

    11. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 61.

    12. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Tobias Baumann, farmer of Waterloo T. married 24 Apr 1853 Greenbush by banns to Anna Schneider of Waterloo T. witnesses: Isaac Baumann of Waterloo & Isaac Kressman of Waterloo

    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..., 83.