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

Reuben S. Bowman

Male 1852 - 1918  (65 years)


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  • Name Reuben S. Bowman 
    Born 3 Aug 1852  near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    contractor 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Contractor, Buildings 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00002-290 
    Died 5 Jan 1918  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I7618  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Joseph C. Bowman,   b. Abt 1824, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Ann Shoemaker,   b. 7 Nov 1824, Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1876  (Age 51 years) 
    Family ID F1519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Geiger,   b. 17 Oct 1852, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1937  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1879  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 9
    Children 
     1. Allan Bowman,   b. 27 Sep 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1880  (Age 0 years)
     2. Beatrice Bowman,   b. 22 Aug 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Clayton Bowman,   b. 6 Jun 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Dora Bowman,   b. 25 Jun 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Edith Bowman,   b. 22 Jun 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Frederick Bowman,   b. 24 Oct 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Gordon Bowman,   b. 8 Sep 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943  (Age 51 years)
     8. Hilda Bowman,   b. 28 Oct 1894, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1997  (Age 102 years)
     9. Private Ivan G. Bowman,   b. 8 Aug 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F2298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Reuben S. Bowman, "was born near Berlin, August 3rd, 1852. He is a contractor and builder, and has so far proved himself to be a man of more than ordinary business talent. He is considered one of the most successful contractors of the town of Berlin. On December 30th, 1879, he married Louisa, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Hollinger) Geiger. She was born in Berlin. Their family consists of eight 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.].

  • 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..., 117.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-2 pg 13.

    3. [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..., 457.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Woolwich F-1 Page 5.

    5. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      West: Reuben Bowman / born Aug.3, 1852 / died Jan.5, 1918 / Louisa Geiger / his wife / born Oct.17, 1852 / died Feb.8 1937 / Bowman

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div 35 Page 5.

    7. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 38.

    8. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 24 Page 6.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Jan. 8 1880.
      Ruben Baumann and Louise Geiger, both of Berlin, were married by Preacher Baumann of Freeport. Dec. 23 1879

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1879 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - contractor - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Contractor, Buildings - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1918 - Kitchener, 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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