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

Levi S. Bowman[1]

Male 1832 - 1918  (85 years)


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  • Name Levi S. Bowman 
    Born 23 Nov 1832  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    apprentice (blacksmith?) 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00002-233 
    Died 30 Jan 1918  Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: Kidney trouble leading to heart trouble 
    Buried Lake View Cemetery, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I7370  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Jonathan B. Bowman,   b. 25 Nov 1792, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1876  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Maria Snyder,   b. 8 Jan 1796, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1883, Near Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1817  [7, 8, 9
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Cress,   b. 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Martha Bowman,   d. aged 5
     2. Elma Bauman,   b. 1862, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Levi S. Bowman, "the fifth son of Jonathan Bowman, was born November 23rd, 1832. In September, 1865, he moved to Kent County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Susannah, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Eby) Cress. They have a family of two children. The name of the one is Elma, married to a Mr. Bergey. Name of second child not received


      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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      PIONNEER RESIDENT 52 YEARS

      Levi Bowman Succumbs Following A Long Peroid of Decline At Age Of Eighty-Five Years In the death of Levi Bowman, this community looses one of it staunch pioneers. Kidney trouble of long standing gradually undermined the rugged constitution and a serious heart afflction developed and a trained nurse was placed in charge, Sunday, death occuring Wednesday night. A jovial dispostion which remained with him to the end made a congential companion for young as well as old and many friends now sympathize with the bereft family. For fifty-two years he was a citizen of this section, residing on his late premises of 160 acres, purchased of Abner Thomas in 1860. He was born in Ontario, Nov 23 1832, and died Jan 30 1918, aged 85 years, two months and seven days. His marriage to Susanna Cress occurred in 1861. To this union were born two children, Martha, who died at the age of five years, and Mrs Wellington Bergy, residing on the old homestead. Aside from the widow and one daughter, four grandchildren also survive, Mrs Fred Alberts, Eugene, Floyd, and Walter Bergy, with one great granddaughter. A brother also remains in California. Funeral services were held from the residence, Saturday afternoon, Rev Wesbrook officiating and Mrs. W. J. Robertson rendering vocal selections. Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery. Mrs. Gretzinger and Miss Myrtle Cress of Grand Rapids attended the funeral services from a distance.


      The Caledonia News, Caledonia, Michigan, 7 Feb 1918:


  • 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..., 472.

    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..., 104.

    3. [S351] News - MI, Kent, Caledonia - The Caledonia News, Obituary of Levi S. Bowman 7 Feb 1918:.

    4. [S321] Cemetery - Michigan, Kent, Caledonia - Lake View.
      Levi S. / 1832 - 1918

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 67.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Levi Bowman b. Waterloo res: Waterloo Age: 29 born abt 1832 father: Jonathan mother: Polly Snider married Susanna Kress Age:: 21 born abt 1840 b. Woolwich Township Spouse res: Woolwich Township father: Jacob mother: Magdalena Eby married 14 Nov 1861 county: Waterloo

    7. [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..., 68.

    8. [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..., 99.

    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..., 326.

    10. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 20 Nov 1861.
      By the Rev. Mr. Bindeman "Bowman - Cress: Nov. 14: Mr. Levi Bowman, of Waterloo Township, to Miss Susanna Cress, of Woolwich."

    11. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 28 Nov 1861.
      14 Nov 1861 By Rev. Bindemann, Levi Baumann of Waterloo was married to Susanna Cress of Woolwich.

    13. [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 1862 Pg: 48.
      BOWMANN. Levi married 14 Nov 1861 Of Waterloo. To Susanna CRESZ of Woolwich. minister F. W. Bindemann

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1832 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - apprentice (blacksmith?) - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Nov 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Kidney trouble leading to heart trouble - 30 Jan 1918 - Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lake View Cemetery, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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