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

Rev. Benjamin S. Bowman[1]

Male 1858 - 1936  (78 years)


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  • Name Benjamin S. Bowman 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 15 Jan 1858  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer & Servant 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00002-130 
    Died 16 Sep 1936  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I6991  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Rev. Tobias Bowman,   b. 26 Jun 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1909  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother 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  [2, 7, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F2105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Shantz,   b. 10 Apr 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1938, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1883  [12
    Children 
     1. Minerva Bowman,   b. Jan 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Weston Bowman,   b. May 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Annie Bowman,   b. 9 Nov 1889, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1978, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Aaron Bowman,   b. Abt 1892,   d. 31 Aug 1968  (Age ~ 76 years)
     5. Tobias S. Bowman,   b. 6 Dec 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1968, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin S. Bowman, "was born January 15th, 1858. He is married to Hannah Shantz. They reside in the town of Berlin."


      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.-Benjamin Bowman was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan. 15, 1858; died at his home near New Hamburg, Ont., Sept. 7, 1936, after an illness of seven and a-half months; aged 78 y. 8 m. 23 d. Nearly 53 years ago he was married to Hannah Shantz. This union was blessed with 5 children, who with their mother survive him. This was the first time their home was visited by the messenger of death. The children are Weston of Toronto, Aaron on the homestead, Tobias of Kitchener, Minerva (Mrs. Titus Rosenberger) of Sask., and Annie at home. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was seldom absent from church services until he was physically unable to attend. He lived in Waterloo Co., all his life with the exception of eleven years, when he with his wife and family lived in Michigan. Before he passed away he left testimony that all was well and that be was ready to meet his Lord. Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at the home and the Geiger Mennonite Church with Bros. M. Hallman and M. H. Roth in charge. The body was laid in the adjoining cemetery, there to rest till He comes.


      Gospel Herald, October 1, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.27 - page 575

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 394.

    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..., 83.

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

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 1, 1936 - Obituary of Benjamin Bowman.

    5. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 8 Page 9.

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

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

    8. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 65.

    9. [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.

    10. [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

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

    12. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, January 12, 1939 - Obituary of Hannah Shantz.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1858 - Wilmot 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer & Servant - 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 - Farmer - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Sep 1936 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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