Waterloo Region Generations
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Warden Israel David Bowman

Warden Israel David Bowman[1, 2]

Male 1830 - 1896  (66 years)

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  • Name Israel David Bowman 
    Prefix Warden 
    Born 28 Mar 1830  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office 1858  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Councillor - Waterloo County 
    Elected Office 1858  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Reeve - Berlin 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1864  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Business 1867  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Agent for Phoenix Fire Insurance Co. 
    Israel D. Bowman advertisement 1867
    Israel D. Bowman advertisement 1867
    From: Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867
    Historic Building corner of King and Queen Streets, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Israel D. Bowman's Home abt 1895
    Israel D. Bowman's Home abt 1895
    A Sepia-Toned Group Photograph Taken On The Porch Of The Home Of Israel D. Baumann At The Corner Of Queen And Weber Streets, Berlin Ontario, Circa 1895. A Typewritten Label Is Stuck To The Lower Edge Of The Print: Wedding Of May Bowman / Augustus Thibaudeau / Home , Kitchener [Sic] / Israel Bowman Corner Of Queen And Weber. Names Of (Most Of) The People In The Picture Are Written On A Piece Of Paper That Is Stuck To The Back Of The Frame: Israel Bowman / Herbert Bowman / Mary Millar / Angeline Bowman / Janet Melvin / The Episcopal (...Church) Minister Mr. Steen / May A. Thibodeau / Augustus Thibaudeau / Edith Bowman / Francis Thibaudeau / Bowman House On Corner Of Queen And Weber Streets / Wedding Of May, Taken By David ( Faced Queen Street). Circa 1895.
    Name Israel D. Bauman 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gentleman 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    County Treasurer 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    County Treasurer 
    Residence 50 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number 00002-563 
    Died 4 Sep 1896  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 12
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Person ID I8658  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2020 

    Father Heinrich Baer "Henry" Bauman,   b. 10 Oct 1805, Alleghany Valley, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Judith W. Bauman,   b. 31 Mar 1808, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1866, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1828  [3
    Family ID F2047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Angelina Louisa Tyson,   b. 1838, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1912, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1864  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Children 
     1. Joseph W. Bowman,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905  (Age 59 years)
     2. Herbert Joseph Bowman, C. E.,   b. 18 Jun 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1916, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. William Albert Bowman,   b. 13 Apr 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Mary Angela Bowman,   b. 19 Jun 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Bowman,   b. 1872, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. David Tyson Bowman,   b. 9 Feb 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F2535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Israel D. Bowman
    Israel D. Bowman
    Waterloo Historical Society
    Waterloo-LogSchool-00002.jpg
    Waterloo-LogSchool-00002.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Israel D. Baumann, "the eldest son, was born March 28th, 1830. In 1862 he was appointed Clerk for the county of Waterloo, which position he still holds. He is married to Louisa, daughter of John U. and Elizabeth (Miller) Tyson. They reside at corner of Queen and Weber streets, Berlin. Their family consists of four 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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      Mr. John Frederick Augustus Sykes Fayette, a well educated mulatto, built a schoolhouse on his own account in rear of where the Royal Exchange hotel now stands, in 1840. He called it the "Wellington Institute," and opened it in December, charging the usual rates, but being poorly patronized he ran into debt and left a year or two afterwards quite suddenly, greatly to the chagrin of his creditors. His was the first school in Berlin in which any attempt had been made to teach grammar and also the first in which the pupils saw a geographical map. Jacob Y. Shantz, then 18 years of age, and the late Israel D. Bowman, a lad of 11, attended this school.


      Second Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, Berlin, Ontario 1914

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      Bowman, Israel D., County Clerk Waterloo Co. Has held this office since 1862. Is a native of the county.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      Israel D. Bowman, Reeve 1858.

      The late Israel D. Bowman was Reeve of the Village of Berlin in the year 1858 and on the 27th of March, 1861, was appointed County Clerk and Clerk of the Village of Berlin, which positions he held until his death in 1896. He was the first telegraph operator in Berlin, operating on the old Capt. Snow line, the office being in the same building at present occupied by the C. P. R. Telegraph Co. He always took a great interest in his native town and watched with much satisfaction its growth. Mr. Bowman was a fine stamp of man and widely esteemed.

      Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

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      ISRAEL D. BAUMANN


      Israel D. Baumann died quite suddenly early Friday morning. He was afflicted with a heart ailment and since the sudden death of his brother William and of his cousin Daniel had been somewhat concerned with his health. However, he was still in the position to fulfill the duties of his office and was seen every day on the street. On Thursday evening, he had been at the Post Office, spoke with some friends in front of it for a while about various things, listened for a while to the musical band playing at the market building, went home around 10pm and apparently went to bed still in good health. At l am he awakened his wife and complained of cold feet. While she attempted to warm his feet with a warm brick, he died.

      The deceased was born in 1830 two miles north of the city of Waterloo on a farm. His parents were Henry B. Baumann & Judith, nee Baumann. He was employed for some years in his father's shop, managed it for a few years with his brother-in-law, Heins, and also managed the Telegraph Office as well. In 1858 he was reeve of the village of Berlin, in 1861 he became the clerk of Berlin and in the same year also, clerk of the County of Waterloo, and in 1880, County Treasurer. In addition he was the Poorhouse Inspector & Director of the Mercantile Fire Insurance Co. of Waterloo. He remained in these offices until his death, to the satisfaction of all. He was precise and reliable in all that he did, and he was regarded as an authority in municipal matters. He is survived, in addition to his widow, by 2 sons and a daughter. His burial took place on Sunday afternoon, with a large number of people in attendance.

      Berliner Journal 10 Sep 1896 pg 4 col 2.Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk

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      THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

      An interesting meeting took place the Saturday before last in the old log cabin in Waterloo Park.

      This house was, of course, the first schoolhouse in this area and stood originally on the school-house square at the corner of King and Church Streets in Waterloo. It was built in 1820 and served its purpose until 1842, when it was torn down and a 1-storey stone house was constructed on the site. The dismantled log house was erected again in Greenbush and served as a residence for a long time for the coloured man, Mr. Carroll and his family. In the course of this year, the Waterloo Park Commissioners purchased the house, moved it to their park and furnished it again as it was when it was a school-house.

      At this gathering, in addition to many other ladies and gentlemen, the following (male and female) former pupils attended, took their places on the benches, and were called to order by the 82-year-old teacher, Benjamin Burkholder, who held the scepter, or rather, the switch, from 1831 to 1842 in the old log-house: Joel Guth, 80 years old; Abraham Scherk, Blair, 79; Jakob Bricker, Waterloo, 77; Sarah Burkholder, nee Erb, Bridgeport, 75; Amos Weber, Berlin, 73; John C, Bricker, Hawksville, 71; Maria Erb, nee Quickfall, Norwich 69; David B. Eby, Waterloo, 69; Wendel Baumann, Woolwich, 68; Henry Stauffer, Erbsville, 67; Simon Beatty, Elmira, 67; Jakob Ratz, New Hamburg, 67; Israel Baumann, Berlin, 65; George Elbert, Moorefield, 63; George H. Baumann, Elmira, 63; John Devitt, Waterloo, 62; Richard Quickfall, Bridgeport, 62; Isaak Hoffmann, Waterloo, 61; Robert Barkwell, Peel, 60; Diana McMahon, nee Dekay, Berlin, 60; Thomas Quickfall, Floradale, 60; Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, 60; Isaak Devitt, Floradale, 58; John Longmann, Peel, 57. In addition, to these, the teacher read the names of 25 pupils from the roll; they were, however, absent.

      Mr. Burkholder gave an interesting talk about the history of the old school-house, and after him, Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Rev. J. McNair, Mr. J.E. Baumann, M.P., and Mr. Jakob Ratz spoke about the old days which brought many things out of the past to mind again. School was, as a rule, only in session in winter and the costs were borne by the parents of the children. There were few subjects taught, namely: Reading, Writing and Sums. The children heard little about language, and geography; no child had more than 2 or 3 books. The predominant language was German. The pupils learned to read and write English, but didn't understand a word of it. Among the teachers in the old school-house from 1820-1842, with the exception of Mr. Burkholder, were the following whose names are still recognized: Jephtha DeKay, Joseph Guth, John Herringer, Peter Otto, John Dobbin, Elias Eby, Robert Barber, & Joseph Eby.

      After those present, on hearing the various speeches felt themselves transported back to the past, the school was closed at four o'clock and the pupils were gathered together in front of the school and photographed as a group. On their return into the school, they found it had been transformed into a dining room with heavily-laden tables, which the old-timers thoroughly enjoyed. After everyone had chatted cordially for a while longer, the gathering broke up. The company will not meet again in complete numbers, nor in such a way.

      Berliner Journal September 26, 1895 Page 4 Column 4

  • 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..., 544.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Sep 1864.
      Married 30 Aug 1864 In Ayr by Rev. McRuar, Isreal D. Bowman was married to Angelina Louisa Tyson, both of Berlin.

    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..., 174.

    4. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 17.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 4.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Israel D. Bowman b. Canada res: Berlin Age: 34 born abt 1830 father: H. B. mother: Judith married Angeline L. Tyson Age:: 24 born abt 1840 b. Canada Spouse res: Berlin father: John N. mother: Elizabeth married 30 Aug 1864 county: Waterloo

    7. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 34.

    8. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 2 Page 11.

    9. [S184] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County from 1851 to 1980.
      In Loving Memory. Died. At Berlin, Sept. 4th, 1896, Israel D. Bowman. Aged 66 years, 5 mos., 7 days. Funeral On Sunday, September 6th., at 2 o'clock p.m. To Mount Hope Cemetery.

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 10 Sep 1896.
      04 Sep 1896 Israel D. Baumann died in Berlin at age of 66 years

    11. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 6.

    12. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      East: Bowman/ In memory of/ Wm. H. Bowman/ 1842-96/ Alice Jane Date/ his wife/ 1844-1902/
      South: In memory of/ David Bowman/ 1874-1934/ his wife Mary Maud/ Cowling/ 1875-1944/ In memory of/ I.D. Bowman/ County Clerk/ 1830-96/ Angelina L. Bowman/ his wife/ 1838-1912/
      West: Mary/ Grace/ 1908-1972/ In memory of/ Ruth Bowman/ 1896-1953/ In memory of/ Herbert Joseph/ Bowman/ born June 18, 1865/ died June 19, 1916/ Edith Walker/ Bowman/ 1868-1948/
      North: John I.D./ 1899-1970/ his wife Maja/ 1904-1989 Miriam L./ 1898-1986/ In memory of/ Joseph W. Baumann/[sic]/ Musician/ 1846-1905/ Victor Edmund Walker/ Bowman/ 1901-1932/

    13. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.

    14. [S1668] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1867 - Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867, pg 65.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Mar 1830 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo County - 1858 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Berlin - 1858 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Aug 1864 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Agent for Phoenix Fire Insurance Co. - 1867 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - - corner of King and Queen Streets, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - County Treasurer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - County Treasurer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Sep 1896 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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