Birth:  19 JUL 1766  Berks Co, Pennsylvania

Marriage:  1787  to Mary Baer

Occupation:  Was a farmer, a miller, and a preacher.

Religion:  Mennonite

Birth of Daughter:  27 AUG 1788
Name:  Elizabeth Bauman

Birth of Daughter:  08 APR 1791
Name:  Salome Bauman

Birth of Son:  25 NOV 1792
Name:  Jonathan B. Bowman

Birth of Daughter:  26 JAN 1794
Name:  Mary Bauman

Birth of Son:  02 NOV 1797
Name:  Christian B. Bauman

Birth of Son:  23 MAR 1799
Name:  Joseph Bauman

Birth of Son:  04 APR 1800
Name:  Rev. John Bauman

Birth of Son:  06 FEB 1802
Name:  Samuel Bauman

Religion:  1802
Note:  Ordained as minister of the Mennonite body. He was a good man, and his sermons always made a deep impression upon the audiences who assembled at places of worship on Sabbath days.

Birth of Daughter:  10 MAY 1803
Name:  Judith Bauman

Birth of Daughter:  06 JAN 1804
Name:  Leah Bauman

Birth of Son:  21 JAN 1806
Name:  Wendel Bauman

Birth of Son:  04 MAY 1809
Name:  Elias Bauman

Birth of Son:  15 FEB 1811
Name:  Benjamin Bauman

Note:  MAY 1816
Details:  He with his family moved to Canada and settled near Blair, Ontario. The family consisted of thirteen children.  Before moving to Waterloo County, Ontario, he preached a fitting farewell sermon under a tree near his home a mile east from the Allegheny Mennonite Church.  Between 1807 and 1825 probably 30 members of this congregation moved to Ontario. The congregation worshiped in private homes until 1855, when they built the first meetinghouse. The 1948 membership was 10.

Why They Moved to Waterloo Co, Ontario:  There’s a great explanation about why they left and what the conditions were like on

Died:  19 JAN 1849  Blair, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Burial:  Old Blair Cemetery, Blair, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Click here for parents:  Christian Bauman and Elizabeth Oberholtzer

Mary Baer     

Birth:  23 JAN 1772  Pennsylvania

Name Var:  Maria

Died:  29 OCT 1842

Burial:  Old Blair Cemetery, Blair, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Inscription:  Erected / to the memory of / Mary Bowman / wife of / Joseph Bowman / who was born Jany 13 1772 / and died Dec. 29 1842 / Aged 70 yrs. 9 mos…

Click here for parents:  Henry Baer and Margaret Newcomer

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