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

Rev. Moses S. Bowman

Male 1899 - 1964  (65 years)


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  • Name Moses S. Bowman 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 12 Mar 1899  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1938  Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    lay minister 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-76370 
    Died 14 Aug 1964  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I76370  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Rev. Moses C. Bowman,   b. 1 Jan 1855, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1933, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Lydia Shantz,   b. 22 Jan 1858, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1899, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1878  [5, 6
    Family ID F2079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Elzina Schisler,   b. 16 Feb 1906, Vineland, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1992, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. Harold Leon Bowman
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F41822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1899 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - lay minister - 1938 - Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Aug 1964 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Roseville Mennonite Church (Detweiler Meeting House)

      Services began in homes in the area with the arrival of the first settlers around 1822. A first meeting house was built about 1830 approximately a half-mile west of Roseville, on the south side of the road. One acre of land on the northeast corner of Lot 37, Concession 11, North Dumfries Township, was transferred from Samuel C. Snyder. The deed for the property was dated 1830, but it was not registered until August 1842. A stone meeting house was built in 1855 just slightly east of the old log meeting house; the church was dedicated on November 25, 1855 by the congregation's first minister, Jacob F. Detweiler. Henry Shantz, Enoch Detweiler and Solomon Gehman were the ministers who followed Jacob F. Detweiler.

      Sunday School began in 1924 and in 1933 Young People's Bible Meetings were organized. The latter meetings were held in conjunction with those of the Blenheim Mennonite Church. A Sunday School classroom was added to the Detweiler church in 1956.

      Moses Bowman, a layman from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, was ordained minister to Detweiler Mennonite Church in 1938 where he continued to serve until the time of his death in 1964. The small congregation was served by visiting ministers until it disbanded in January 1966. Some of the remaining families are reported to have joined with Blenheim Mennonite Church at that time.

      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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      Bowman, Moses S., son of Moses C. and Lydia (Shantz) Bowman, was born at Mannheim, Ont., March 12, 1899; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Aug. 14, 1964; aged 65 y. 5 m. 2 d. On March 4, 1926, he was married to Mildred Schisler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Harold, Stuart, and Enid-Mrs. Alex Crowley), 8 grandchildren, one brother and one sister (Edwin and Melinda). In 1939 he was ordained as minister at the First Mennonite Church of Kitchener. He served 25 years at Roseville and 3 years at Blenheim. He was a member of the Roseville Church. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church , Kitchener, Aug. 17, in charge of Vernon Leis and C. F. Derstine; interment in Roseville Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LVII, Number 39 - October 6, 1964 - pp 877-879

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-3 Page 3.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 30, Pg 1.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Moses S. Bowman - October 6, 1964.

    4. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries, Roseville - Roseville Mennonite [formerly Detweiler Mennonite] CC#4493 Internet Link.
      Bowman/ Rev. Moses S. Bowman/ 1899-1964/ Beloved husband of/ Mildred Schisler/ 1906 - 1992/ Thy word giveth light/

    5. [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..., 405.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 15, 1933 - Obituary of Moses C. Bowman.