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Moses Baumann[1]

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Title  Rev. 
Birth  9 Nov 1819    [2,3
Sex  Male 
Eby ID  00002-101 
Person ID  I14951 
Last Modified  05 Jun 2004 
 
Father  Benjamin Baumann, b. 15 Feb 1787, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania 
Mother  Susannah Bechtel, b. 16 Jun 1797 
Group Sheet  F799 
 
Family 1  Anna Cressman, b. 7 Aug 1828, near Freeport, Waterloo Co., Ontario 
Married  8 Oct 1844    [4,5
Children 
 1. Leah Bowman
 2. Moses C. Bowman
 3. Lydia Bowman
 4. Louisa Bowman, b. 28 Nov 1845
 5. Leah Bowman, b. 16 May 1847
 6. Menno Bowman, b. 18 Jan 1849
 7. Annie (Nancy) Bowman, b. 24 Jan 1851
 8. Samuel C. Bowman, b. 23 Dec 1852
 9. Moses C. Bowman, b. 1 Jan 1855
 10. Barbara Bowman, b. 1 Mar 1857
 11. Susannah Bowman, b. 23 Apr 1859
 12. Aaron C. Bowman, b. 23 Jul 1861
 13. Noah C. Bowman, b. 26 Feb 1864
 14. Lydia Bowman, b. 7 Oct 1866
 15. Ezra C. Bowman, b. 16 Oct 1873
Group Sheet  F2607 
 
Notes  Moses Bowman, "the eldest son of Benjamin Baumann, was born November 9th, 1819. He was married to Anna, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Biehn) Cressman, October 8th 1844. She was born near Freeport, Ontario, on August 7th, 1828. On March 25th, 1845, they moved on their farm (The farm is composed of lot No. 4, north of Bleam's Road, Wilmot) near Manheim where they still reside. On May 1st, 1853, he was ordained deacon of the church of his choice, and on January 2nd, 1859, he was ordained minister of the Mennonite denomination. He was, in his days, one of the best pulpit orators that the church possessed, and even yet in his old days his sermons convince both friends and enemies that he is a man of more than ordinary ability. His family consisted of twelve children, as follows:"
 
Sources  1. [S2]   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..., Ezra Eby, 358   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
2. [S1]   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..., Ezra E. Eby, (Berlin, Ontario, 1895), 77   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
3. [S1]   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..., Ezra E. Eby, (Berlin, Ontario, 1895), 482   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
4. [S1]   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..., Ezra E. Eby, (Berlin, Ontario, 1895), 482   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
5. [S1]   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..., Ezra E. Eby, (Berlin, Ontario, 1895), 77   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
 
Documents
Deed
Deed 1516 dated December 10, 1842 between Samuel Erb and Benjamin Bowman for the southern part of Lot 54, upper block, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, CW.
Diary
Four diaries kept by Moses S. Bowman in 1871, 1875, 1889 and 1890.
Executors' Book - Benjamin Bowman
Executors' Book for the Estate of Late Benjamin Bowman deceased January 5, 1875.
Family Register
A printed family register for the Joseph Baumann and Susanna Bechtel Baumann family.
Family Register
A printed family register titled "The Family of Preacher Moses and Anna Bowman."
Family Register from Bible
A pre-printed Familien Register with handwritten entries in German dated from 1839 to 1903 relating to the Benjamin Baumann family.
Probate of Will - Benjamin Bowman
Probate of the Last Will & Testament of Benjamin Bowman deceased.
Photos
First Mennonite Church
A framed sepia-toned photograph of First Mennonite Church erected on this site in 1834, Berlin, Waterloo County.
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