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

George H. Bauman[1, 2, 3]

Male 1832 - 1904  (71 years)

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  • Name George H. Bauman 
    Born 17 Mar 1832  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00002-181 
    Died 9 Mar 1904  [6
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I7192  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 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  [9, 10
    Family ID F633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith W. Martin,   b. 16 Jul 1838, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1914, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1857  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. John M. Bauman,   b. 16 Mar 1858, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1923  (Age 65 years)
     2. Israel M. Bauman,   b. 18 Mar 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1916  (Age 56 years)
     3. Aaron M Bauman,   b. 25 Nov 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth Bauman,   b. 7 Sep 1863, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1933  (Age 69 years)
     5. Anna Bauman,   b. 18 Jun 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1895  (Age 29 years)
     6. Reuben M. Bauman,   b. 5 Jun 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1941  (Age 73 years)
     7. Mary Bauman,   b. 11 Dec 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1908  (Age 39 years)
     8. Enos Bauman,   b. 14 Apr 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1944  (Age 72 years)
     9. Elias M. Bauman,   b. 2 Mar 1873, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1906  (Age 32 years)
     10. Judith Bauman,   b. 3 Mar 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1908  (Age 33 years)
     11. George M. Bauman,   b. 24 Jul 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1953  (Age 77 years)
     12. Menno M. Bauman,   b. 23 Oct 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Lovina Bauman,   b. 29 Jun 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F2160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • George H. Baumann, "the fourth son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Baumann, was born March 17th, 1832. On February 3rd, 1857, he married Judith W., daughter of John and Anna (Weber) Martin. She was born July 16th, 1838. On February 17th, 1857, they moved on their farm in the township of Woolwich, a little to the south of the village of Elmira (lot No. 87, German Company's Tract). Here they still reside and are managing their large farm. They have a family of thirteen children, viz."


      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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      Obituary: As we are preparing to go to press we are informed that Mr. Geo. H. Bauman, one of our most respected and progressive farmers, has died. Mr. Bauman was one of the earliest settlers in this neighborhood having moved to the farm on which he ended his days and part of which is within the limits of the Corporation of Elmira, in the prime of his manhood. He was known as a man of character, industrious reliable and considerate of the rights of his fellow citizens. He was very successful in his calling and acquired several farms in the immediate vicinity of Elmira. He was of a kind disposition and made many friends, who together with his wife and family of 8 sons and 4 daughters mourn his loss. Possessing a robust constitution and an energetic mind he was always active until several years ago when he was stricken by partial paralysis. Although he gradually rallied from the effects of this misfortune he was never the same afterwards repeated attacks and their effect confined him to his house a considerable part of the time. He reached the age of 72 years. His remains will be entered in the Mennonite Cemetery at Elmira, next Saturday forenoon.

      Elmira Signet Newspaper 10 Mar 1904 p. 1, col. 4

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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. [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..., 42.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, #019270-05.
      #019270-05 (Waterloo Co.): Menno BOWMAN, 27, farmer, Woolwich, Waterloo, s/o George BOWMAN & Edith MARTIN, married Lovina WEBER, 24, Waterloo, same, d/o Moses WEBER & Lydia GINGRICH, witn: John BOWMAN & Moses WEBER, both of Waterloo, 12 Dec 1905 at Waterloo twp. (Mennonite)

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 018893-1903.
      Henry Martin, 25, Farmer, b. Woolwich, Res. same, son of Isaac Martin and Esther Bauman, married Lovina Bauman, 21, b. Woolwich, Res. same, daughter of George Bauman and Judith Martin, Witnessed by: John and George Bauman of Woolwich, 23 Dec 1902 at Woolwich (Mennonite)

    4. [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..., 94.

    5. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 14.

    6. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      Zum Andenken/an/Georg H.Bauman/gest.9 Marz 1904/im Alter von/71 Jahren 11 Mo./u.21 Tage/

    7. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 67.

    8. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 30.

    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..., 798.

    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..., 86.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Mar 1832 - Waterloo 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - 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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