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

Maria Bowman[1, 2]

Female 1839 - 1921  (81 years)


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  • Name Maria Bowman 
    Born 8 Dec 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Maria Kolb 
    Residence 1857  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00002-281 
    Died 17 May 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Cause: four paralytic strokes 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I7563  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Elias B. Bauman,   b. 4 May 1809, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1875, , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Maria "Mary" Clemens,   b. 12 Jul 1811, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1886, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1829  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Family ID F2033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deacon Jacob Ziegler Kolb,   b. 12 Apr 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1919  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1857  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. Leah B. Kolb,   b. 25 Jul 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1927  (Age 67 years)
     2. Abraham Bowman Kolb,   b. 10 Nov 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1925  (Age 62 years)
     3. Elias B. Kolb,   b. 3 Mar 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1948, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Polly Kolb,   b. 28 Mar 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1871  (Age 4 years)
     5. Simon Kolb,   b. 4 Oct 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Aaron Clemens Kolb,   b. 7 Dec 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Titus L. Kolb,   b. 7 Nov 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1949, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F2282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Maria Bowman, "the second daughter of Elias Bowman, was born December 8th, 1839. She is married to Jacob Z. Kolb, a a farmer. They reside two miles east of Berlin, Ontario. They have had a family of seven 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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      Kolb.-Maria Bowman Kolb, second daughter and sixth child of the late Elias and Polly (Clemens) Bowman, was born near Breslau, Ontario, on the old Bowman homestead now occupied by Simon Baer, on Dec. 8, 1839; died at her home now occupied by her youngest son Titus, near Kitchener, Ont., May 17, 1921. Of a family of fourteen children, she was the last survivor, and had also reached the highest age, having attained the ripe age of 81 y. 5 m. 7 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early years, and was a faithful member until death. On July 5, 1857, she was married to Jacob Ziegler Kolb, who for forty-five years was deacon in the Mennonite Church at Kitchener and Breslau, and who predeceased her on June 3, 1919, at the ripe age of over 87 years, thus having enjoyed with him over 63 years of married life. Of their seven children, five survive, Polly and Simon having died when but four and two years old respectively. Those living are Leah (Mrs. Moses B. Betzner), Abram B., Elias B., Aaron C., and Titus L. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 69 nieces and nephews. During all her busy life she was a devoted follower of the Lord, and a loyal companion and helpmeet to her husband whose activities in his office as deacon, and organizer and superintendent of a number of Sunday schools in Waterloo county, are well remembered by a host of friends. Her help and counsel in her husband's Church work were of inestimable value to him, and her pleasant manner and winsome ways endeared her to all with whom she came into contact. She always exercised a particularly charitable spirit toward those who had in some way met with misfortune, and in addition to her own family she also reared five other children, John Ziegler, Fanny Beasley Pender, Allie Stengel, George Wenger, and John Carey; besides providing a home for her aged Uncle, Abraham Clemens, and a friendless man, Karl Rose, who lost his family shortly after arriving from Germany. Her sympathetic ministrations will be remembered by many throughout the neighborhood in which she lived so long, because, like Dorcas of old, of the "good works which she did," these being but the spontaneous outpouring of a heart which overflowed with compassion and beneficence. Though in frail health for some years prior to her last illness, having suffered from no less than four paralytic strokes, she retained her mental faculties to a remarkable degree for one of her age, and corresponded with her absent children regularly until within about a month of her death. She was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the First Mennonite Church of Kitchener. The large church was crowded to capacity by the many friends who came to pay a last tribute of respect to an old mother in Israel who had befriended so many during her active years. Funeral services were conducted by Oscar Burkholder, assisted at the home by M. H. Shantz, and at the church by U. K. Weber. Text, Gal. 1: 9, 10, supported by Psa. 37: 3, 27; Matt. 6: 35; I Thes. 5: 15. Mother Kolb was very fond of singing, a gift enjoyed also by her husband, and transmitted to their children. Her favorite hymn, "Oh, sing to me of Heaven," which she had marked in her hymnal with the request that it be sung at her funeral, together with "Hark! From the Tomb a Doleful Sound," "Shall We Meet?" "Some Day the Silver Cord Will Break," "We Are Going Down the Valley," and others, were used at the funeral services.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 24 - September 15, 1921

  • 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..., 249.

    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..., 857.

    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..., 115.

    4. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page 10.

    5. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 6.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 79.

    7. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Jacob Z. Kolb (Deacon) / April 12, 1832 / June 3, 1919 / Maria Bowman / his wife / Dec. 8, 1839 / May 17, 1921 / waiting / Kolb

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 15, 1921 - Obituary of Maria Bowman Kolb.

    9. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 20.

    10. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 5.

    11. [S2420] aaa CensusWaterloo City 1891 Sect. 1, Section 1 Page 2.

    12. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Jacob Kolb, farmer of Waterloo Twp, married 5 Jul 1857 in Waterloo Twp by banns to Maria Baumann of Waterloo Twp. wit: Samuel Betzner & Lea Baumann

    13. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    14. [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..., 112.

    15. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of Maria Clemens Vol. XXIII, Number 13, July 1, 1886, page 205.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1857 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jul 1857 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: four paralytic strokes - 17 May 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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