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

Matilda Croft Bowers[1, 2, 3]

Female 1844 - 1923  (79 years)


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  • Name Matilda Croft Bowers 
    Born 1 Apr 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Matilda Croft Eby 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Christian 
    Residence 1864  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00013-1151 
    Died 8 Jul 1923  [9
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I16061  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Reeve Cyrus Bowers, Esq.,   b. 27 Sep 1816, , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth C. Croft,   b. 19 Jan 1821, Baiersbronn, Freudenstadt, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1901  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1843  [10
    Family ID F4278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dr. Aaron Eby,   b. 14 Aug 1838, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1899  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1864  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 8, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. Rose Eby,   b. 17 May 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1885, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. Elizabeth Eby Eby,   b. 21 Sep 1866, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1906  (Age 40 years)
     3. Dr. John Robert "Robert Eby,   b. 1 Nov 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1944, Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Minnie Dorothy Eby,   b. 18 Jan 1871, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1945  (Age 74 years)
     5. Cyrus Bowers Eby,   b. 9 Jan 1873, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1934, Forestville, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. Professor Frederick Eby,   b. 26 Oct 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1968, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     7. Grace Darling Eby,   b. 10 Aug 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1947  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F4283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Matilda C. Bowers, "was born April 1st, 1844. She is married to Dr. Aaron Eby and resides in Sebringville, Ontario. To them were born 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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      "...Friday, March 11, 1864: ...Just before sundown Father and Mother made their appearance with quite a load!! Grandmother's parlor stove, cane bottom chairs, and what is more - a cradle, which by the way seems to be a great favorite with Melinda. But what pleases me most is that Father bought Grandmother's Side-Board - the old family relic, and a most a splendid one it is too. I am glad it is going to be mine, it is just the one I was always wishing to have when I set up housekeeping, which I intend before many months if all is well"

      "...Tuesday, March 22, 1864: We have been expecting Uncle Bowman's and Grandmother for some days. This evening they all came with the exception of Louisa. She could not come because Grandmother and Aunt Ann came in a buggy with Washington, and Nelson had such a load of things to bring down that she did not get a seat. I am extremely sorry that this is the case. Now that they are going so far away that we don't know when we will see each other again, if ever . . . They have one car loaded. Uncle and Nelson intend leaving with the tomorrow night train. The rest intend going with the Thursday Express . . ."

      "Wednesday, March 23, 1864: This morning Father drove Grand....and Aunt Ann to Berlin with their team. . . We have seen them for the last time, no doubt, before they bid Goodbye to Canada and all their friends and acquaintances. I hope they may find Michigan all they expect - that they may make a fortune in the land of their adoption. They seem glad to go, and still with a degree of reluctance, and how could it be otherwise - the land of their birth . . ."


      Matilda Bower's diary, on file at the Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada:

  • 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..., 291.

    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..., 611.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Jun 1864.
      Married By Rev. Kaessmann, in the home of the bride's father Cyrus Bowers, Esq., Dr. Aaron Eby of Sebastopol, Perth County was married to Mathilda Bowers of Waterloo Township.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 6.

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.

    6. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Matilda C. Bowers / wife of / Aaron Eby / April 1, 1844 / July 8, 1923 / Thanks be to God who giveth us / the victory through our Lord / Jesus Christ 1 Cor. 15-57

    7. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 11 Page 81.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Aaron Eby aged 26 res Sebastopol, Perth Co., born Berlin, C. W. son of John and Rebecca married 7 Jun 1864 to Matilda C. Bowers aged 20 res Waterloo born Waterloo daughter of Cyrus and Elizabeth.

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

    10. [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..., 287.

    11. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 10 Jun 1864.
      "Eby - Bowers: In Waterloo Township, at the residence of the Bride's Father, "Sweet Briar Farm" on the 7th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Knessman, of Berlin, Dr. Aaron Eby, of Sebastopol, County of Perth, to Matilda, eldest daughter of Cyrus Bowers, Esq."

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 09 Jun 1864.
      07 Jun 1864 By Rev. Kaessmann, in the home of the bride's father Cyrus Bowers, Esq., Dr. Aaron Eby of Sebastopol, Perth County was married to Mathilda Bowers of Waterloo Township.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Christian - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jun 1864 - 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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