Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Rev. Isaac L. Bowman

Rev. Isaac L. Bowman[1, 2]

Male 1830 - 1893  (62 years)

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  • Name Isaac L. Bowman 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 23 May 1830  Near Freeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    teacher 
    • Lived with his brother Jacob.
    Residence 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Public Service 1865  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Treasurer - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land Surveyor & Teacher 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Surveyor 
    Isaac L. Bowman's Surveyor Chain
    Isaac L. Bowman's Surveyor Chain
    Located at the Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener, Ontario
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    United Bretheren 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Surveyor 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    United Brethren 
    Eby ID Number 00002-244 
    Died 3 Feb 1893  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 10
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I7410  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Rev. Johnnes B. "John" Bauman,   b. 4 Apr 1800, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Nancy Bechtel,   b. 6 Jun 1808, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1855  (Age 47 years) 
    Family ID F2028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth M. "Lizzie" Meyer,   b. 17 May 1844, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1927  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7, 8, 12
    Children 
     1. Leander Meyer Bowman,   b. 29 Dec 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1896, Pettit, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Arthur Bowman,   b. 5 Aug 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Franklin Bowman,   b. 2 Sep 1870, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hervey Meyers Bowman,   b. 30 Sep 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1931, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isaac L. Bowman, "the youngest son of John B. and Nancy (Bechtel) Baumann, was born near Freeport, Ontario, May 23rd, 1830. In his younger days he was engaged as a teacher of our public schools. About the year 1860 or 61 he was appointed inspector of our public schools, which position he held until 1871 when a change in the school law was made. He then followed surveying of land. At the time of his death he was treasurer for the township of Waterloo. He was a member of the United Brethren in Christ, of which body he was a local minister. On December 25th, 1862, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Mary (Wenger) Meyers. She was born May 17th, 1844. They resided in the town of Berlin where he died of paralysis February 3rd, 1893. Their family consists of four boys"


      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 - On the 3d of February, 1893, in Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ont., after a protracted period of suffering, Isaac L. Bowman, aged 62 years, 8 months and 11 days. The remains were laid to rest on the 6th, in the Blair cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by D.B. Sherk. The deceased was for many years a faithful member of the U.B. church (Old Constitution) and also a local preacher of that body. He was a lover of education and was a successful teacher, serving also as principal of the Freeport Academy, and as Superintendent of Public Schools for Waterloo county years ago. In these capacities and that of surveyor in which business he was engaged in later years, he became widely known throughout Waterloo and other counties, and was highly esteemed as a citizen for his strict integrity, and for his kindliness and geniality, but above all for his humility and firmness to christian principles. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife and family of four sons and a large circle of warm friends to mourn his departure. He was resigned to his God and his end was peace. K.


      Herald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 5, March 1, 1893 - Page 86, 87

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      Died/ At Berlin, on Friday, February 3rd,/ 1893, at 10.20 a. m.,/ Isaac L. Bowman,/ aged 62 years, 8 months and 11 days./ The Funeral/ will take place on Monday, 6th inst., at/ 1 o'clock p.m., from his late residence./ Church Street, to the U. B. Church,/ thence to Blair Cemetery./ Friends and acquaintances are re-/ spectfully invited to attend./ Berlin, Ferbruary 34d, 1893

      Funeral Card of Isaac L. Bowman (original at Univerity of Waterloo Special Collection Library)

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      In and Around Town Mr. Isaac L. Bowman, Church street, who some time ago had a paralytic stroke is very low today and is not expected to recover.4a

      4aThe Daily Telegraph 2 Feb 1893

  • 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..., 222.

    2. [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..., 87.

    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..., 107.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 22.
      Isaac BOWMAN Teacher Birthplace: Canada Age 22 Mennonite b. May

    5. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 32.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac L. Bowman b. Waterloo res: Waterloo Age: 30 born abt 1832 father: John mother: Nancy married Elizabeth Meyer Age:: 19 born abt 1843 b. Woolwich Township Spouse res: Woolwich Township father: John mother: Mary married 25 Dec 1862 county: Waterloo

    7. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 13.

    8. [S2767] aaaWaterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 2 Page 45.

    9. [S1449] Book - Grassroots Government Biographies of Waterloo Township Councillors.

    10. [S1121] Funeral Card - University of Waterloo - Special Collections Library, Funeral Card of Isaac L. Bowman.
      Funeral Card of Isaac L. Bowman
      Funeral Card of Isaac L. Bowman


    11. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 08 Jan 1863.
      25 Dec 1862 By Rev. Stahlschmidt, Isaak L. Baumann of Waterloo was married to Elisabeth Moyer of Woolwich.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1830 - Near Freeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1862 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Treasurer - Waterloo Township - 1865 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Land Surveyor & Teacher - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surveyor - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Bretheren - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surveyor - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Feb 1893 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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