Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Wendel H. Bauman

Wendel H. Bauman[1]

Male 1827 - 1909  (81 years)

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  • Name Wendel H. Bauman 
    Born 29 Aug 1827  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Residence Woolwich Township German Company Tract 085, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Retired 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number 00002-149 
    Died 24 Apr 1909  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I7030  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Joseph Bauman,   b. 8 Mar 1796, Alleghany Valley, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hoffman,   b. 12 Feb 1795, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1825  [10, 11
    Family ID F633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Schneider,   b. 21 Jan 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1893, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1850  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 12
    Children 
     1. Mary Bauman,   b. 11 Nov 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 78 years)
     2. Joseph S. Bauman,   b. 2 Jan 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1896, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Menno S. Bauman,   b. 19 Mar 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1920  (Age 64 years)
     4. Noah Bauman,   b. 1 Dec 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1896  (Age 37 years)
     5. Magdalena Bauman,   b. 5 Mar 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1942  (Age 81 years)
     6. Absalom Bauman,   b. 29 Apr 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Wendel S. Bauman,   b. 4 Jun 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1908, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     8. Susannah Bauman,   b. 20 Oct 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1879  (Age 13 years)
     9. Judith S. Bauman,   b. 5 Jul 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1905, West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Wendel Baumann, "the oldest son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Baumann, was born August 29th, 1829. His boyhood days were spent on this father's farm three miles north of the town of Waterloo. On October 5th, 1850, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Baumann) Snyder, Jr. She was born January 21st, 1827 and died September 29th, 1893. On March 5th, 1850, they moved on their farm, being composed of lot No. 85, Germany Company's Tract, of the Township of Woolwich, about two miles north of St. Jacobs. Here he still resides with his youngest son, Wendel, who has rented the farm. Their family consists of nine 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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      James Cain, a laborer on the farm of Wendel H. Bowman, Woolwich Twp., died of hydrophobia


      Canada Christian Advocate, 26 Feb 1862

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      There passed away last Saturday an aged and widely known resident of Woolwich township in the person of Wendel R. Bauman. His wife died several years ago, and of the large family only three children are living, namely, Menno living at Floradale, Mrs. Peter Ziegler at West Montrose, and Mrs. Joseph Musselman in Berlin. The burial took place at the Elmira Mennonite cemetery on Tuesday forenoon.

      Elmira Advertizer 28 Apr 1909

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      THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

      An interesting meeting took place the Saturday before last in the old log cabin in Waterloo Park.

      This house was, of course, the first schoolhouse in this area and stood originally on the school-house square at the corner of King and Church Streets in Waterloo. It was built in 1820 and served its purpose until 1842, when it was torn down and a 1-storey stone house was constructed on the site. The dismantled log house was erected again in Greenbush and served as a residence for a long time for the coloured man, Mr. Carroll and his family. In the course of this year, the Waterloo Park Commissioners purchased the house, moved it to their park and furnished it again as it was when it was a school-house.

      At this gathering, in addition to many other ladies and gentlemen, the following (male and female) former pupils attended, took their places on the benches, and were called to order by the 82-year-old teacher, Benjamin Burkholder, who held the scepter, or rather, the switch, from 1831 to 1842 in the old log-house: Joel Guth, 80 years old; Abraham Scherk, Blair, 79; Jakob Bricker, Waterloo, 77; Sarah Burkholder, nee Erb, Bridgeport, 75; Amos Weber, Berlin, 73; John C, Bricker, Hawksville, 71; Maria Erb, nee Quickfall, Norwich 69; David B. Eby, Waterloo, 69; Wendel Baumann, Woolwich, 68; Henry Stauffer, Erbsville, 67; Simon Beatty, Elmira, 67; Jakob Ratz, New Hamburg, 67; Israel Baumann, Berlin, 65; George Elbert, Moorefield, 63; George H. Baumann, Elmira, 63; John Devitt, Waterloo, 62; Richard Quickfall, Bridgeport, 62; Isaak Hoffmann, Waterloo, 61; Robert Barkwell, Peel, 60; Diana McMahon, nee Dekay, Berlin, 60; Thomas Quickfall, Floradale, 60; Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, 60; Isaak Devitt, Floradale, 58; John Longmann, Peel, 57. In addition, to these, the teacher read the names of 25 pupils from the roll; they were, however, absent.

      Mr. Burkholder gave an interesting talk about the history of the old school-house, and after him, Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Rev. J. McNair, Mr. J.E. Baumann, M.P., and Mr. Jakob Ratz spoke about the old days which brought many things out of the past to mind again. School was, as a rule, only in session in winter and the costs were borne by the parents of the children. There were few subjects taught, namely: Reading, Writing and Sums. The children heard little about language, and geography; no child had more than 2 or 3 books. The predominant language was German. The pupils learned to read and write English, but didn't understand a word of it. Among the teachers in the old school-house from 1820-1842, with the exception of Mr. Burkholder, were the following whose names are still recognized: Jephtha DeKay, Joseph Guth, John Herringer, Peter Otto, John Dobbin, Elias Eby, Robert Barber, & Joseph Eby.

      After those present, on hearing the various speeches felt themselves transported back to the past, the school was closed at four o'clock and the pupils were gathered together in front of the school and photographed as a group. On their return into the school, they found it had been transformed into a dining room with heavily-laden tables, which the old-timers thoroughly enjoyed. After everyone had chatted cordially for a while longer, the gathering broke up. The company will not meet again in complete numbers, nor in such a way.

      Berliner Journal September 26, 1895 Page 4 Column 4

  • 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..., 87.

    3. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 12.

    4. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      Hier ruhet/ Wendel H.Bauman/ gest.24 April 1909/ Alter/ 81 Jah.7 Mo.25 Ta./ [verse]/

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div 1 Page 1 Family 1.
      H. Wendebek BOWMAN M M 53 German Ontario Farmer Mennonite
      Magdalena BOWMAN F M 53 German Ontario Mennonite
      Noah BOWMAN M 21 German Ontario Farmer Mennonite
      Wendel BOWMAN M 16 German Ontario Farmer Mennonite
      Judith BOWMAN F 12 German Ontario Mennonite
      Barbara RUDY F 11 German Ontario Mennonite

    6. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 4, Pg. 115.

    7. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 33.

    8. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div 1 Page 1 Family 1.

    9. [S956] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Advertiser, "Obituary of Wendel H. Bauman," 28 Apr 1909.

    10. [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..., 798.

    11. [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..., 86.

    12. [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, 8 Feb 1850 Pg 6.
      BAUMAN, Wendal H. married 5 Feb 1850 To Magdalena SCHNEIDER, of Waterloo. minister Benjamin Eby

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug 1827 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Mar 1850 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Apr 1909 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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