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

Benjamin B. Bowman[1, 2]

Male 1846 - 1932  (86 years)


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  • Name Benjamin B. Bowman 
    Born 14 Sep 1846  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
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    Name Benjamin B. Bauman 
    Residence 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonist 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1868  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Watchmaker 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  near, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1895  Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Eby ID Number 00002-546 
    Died 4 Oct 1932  Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8348  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Christian M. Bauman,   b. 26 Jan 1819, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1897  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Susannah Bauman,   b. 2 Mar 1822, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1878, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1843  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 12
    Family ID F2455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine "Katie Stover,   b. 1850, , York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1920, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1883  Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F2458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Beeshy,   b. CALC 6 Dec 1848, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1881, near, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1868  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Martha Bowman,   b. 24 Mar 1871, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1944, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Rev. Albert B. Bauman,   b. 13 Jan 1873, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1925, Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Ira B. Bauman,   b. 1874, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1903, , Clinton Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     4. Lydia Ann Bowman,   b. 8 Oct 1876, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1967, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Lyman B. Bauman,   b. 29 Oct 1878, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1960  (Age 81 years)
     6. Dorinda Bauman,   b. 11 Oct 1880, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1966, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F2459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin B. Baumann, "the second son of Christian M. Baumann, was born September 14th, 1846. He resides in Petoskey, Michigan. His first wife's name was Mary Ann Beashy, and after her decease he was married to Catharine Stauffer. He has a family of nine children, of which the eldest six are of the first wife. The names of children are Martha, Albert, Ira, Lyman, Lydia Ann, and Dorinda. Of second wife are Ode, Norman, and Carl."

      Benjamin B. Baumann, "the second son of Christian M. Baumann, was born September 14th, 1846. He is a jeweller and optician, and has his place of business in Petoskey, Michigan. He was first married to Mary Ann Beashy, with whom he had six children, His second wife is Catharine Stauffer with whom he has three 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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      Bowman, Benjamin B. - Born in Waterloo County, Ontario, September 14, 1846. Parents were Christian M. and Susanna Bowman. Raised on the farm and attended the common school.

      Converted at the age of twenty-two.

      Married to Mary Ann Beeshy in October, 1867, and after her death, to Katherine Stover. Nine children: Martha, Albert, Ira, Lydia, Lyman, Dorinda, Odie, Normal, and Karl, the last three being by the second marriage.

      Served as Annual Conference Secretary for several years; member of committee appointed to arrange for a church organ which was named the Gospel Banner and Evangehums Panier; member of committee to compile the first hymnal, published in English and German; member of the committee to frame the first discipline, and translator of the discipline from German into English. Edited the "Evangehums Panier" for sixteen months, beginning January, 1880.

      At present a jeweler in Petoskey, Mich

      History of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church., Jasper Abraham Huffman ... editor-in-chief., The Bethel Pub. Co, New Carlisle

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      AGED PETOSKEY MERCHANT DIES

      BENJ. B. BOWMAN PASSES UNEXPECTEDLY TUESDAY AT FAMILY HOME

      In Jewelry Store Business Here Since 1883, , Retired, Year and Half Ago, Noted Churchman


      Benjamin B. Bowman, proprietor of the Bowman jewelry store on Howard street for forty-seven yeurs, passed away peacefully at his home on Grove street late Tuesday afternoon.

      He had been in failing health for several years but was in church Sunday morning and strolled aout the immediate neighborhood Monday, only being confined to his bed yesterday. He survived a severe illness just in time to greet his missionary daughter, Dorinda Bowman, when she returned on furlough from Syria in May of last year.

      Mr. Bowman was born near Heidelberg, Ontario, September 14, 1846. He learned the jewelry trade in his youth, married Mary Ann Beeshy in 1867 and started a store in Waterloo, Ontario.

      To this union were born six children: Mrs. Martha Dorothy Heilman of Saline, Mich.; Rev. Albert Bowman (who died in 1926); Ira (who passed away in 1902); Lyman of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lydia and Dorinda of Petoskey.

      Mr. Bowman moved with his family to Goshen, Indiana, and laltr to Nappanee, Indians, where his wife died. He came to Petorkey in March, 1883, married Catherine Stover of Markham, Ontarlo, who passed away in September, 1920, and to this union were born three sons: Norman of Richmond, Michigan; Karl of Detroit, and Odie of Petoskey.

      During the time that he operated his store here, from 1883 until about one year and a half ago when the Bowman-Herrick firm became his successor, he held the respect of the community as a business man and citizen. In private life he was a kind father and beloved neighbor.

      Mr. Bowman became a Christian In early manhood and united with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church in Canada. He was a member of the local church of that danomination and served for years in the caspacity of class leader, Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He was also a delegate to their annual conference in southorn Mlchigan for a number of times.

      Ho was granted splendid use of all his faculties until the end of his useful life of eighty-six years and twenty days.

      The funeral will be held from The family home on Grove street at 10 o'lock on Friday morning.

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 561.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Oct 1868.
      Married 4 Oct 1868 By Rev. Stahlschmidt, B. Baumann of Waterloo was married to Mary Ann Bieschy of Woolwich.

    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..., 156.

    4. [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..., 169.

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Benjamin Baumann, aged 22, born Waterloo, res. Waterloo, son of Christian and Susanna (Baumann) married 4 Oct 1868 to Mary Ann Bishcy, aged 20 born Waterloo, res. Waterloo daughter Lewis and Barb (Warner)

    6. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 9.

    7. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 2 Page 19.

    8. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 2 Page 16.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Oct 1868.
      04 Oct 1868 By Rev. Stahlschmidt, B. Baumann of Waterloo was married to Mary Ann Bieschy of Woolwich.

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 18 Aug 1881.
      6 Aug 1881 Marianna Baumann, née Bische, wife of B. Baumann, formerly resident in Waterloo, died near Goshen, Indiana, of nervous disease, at age of 32 years and 8 months.

    11. [S1348] Biographical history of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants ...

    12. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin - Minister of the Mennonist Society #27.
      Christain Bauman, Of Woolwich, To Susanna Bauman, Of Waterloo. 21 Feb. 1843. Rev. Eby. Wit. David Bauman And Henry Bauman

    13. [S1945] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995, Project (Batch) Number: M51838-2 , System Origin: Michigan-ODM.

    14. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Benjamin Baumann, aged 22, res. Waterloo, born Waterloo son of Christian and Susanna (Baumann) married 4 Oct 1868 to Mary Anna Bischy, aged , res. Waterloo, born Waterloo, daughter of Lewis and Bar. (Warner)

    15. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Oct 1868.
      04 Oct 1868 Benjamin Baumann was married to Maria Anna Brischy, both of Waterloo Township.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Sep 1846 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1868 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Watchmaker - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - near, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Apr 1883 - Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1895 - Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Oct 1932 - Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
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