||17 Aug 1832
||St. Jacobs, Waterloo Co., Ontario 
||31 Jul 2004
||John B. Baumann, b. 1 Mar 1808, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania
||Lydia Erb, b. 12 Nov 1809
||Isaac E. Baumann, "was born August 17th, 1832. He is the eldest son of a family of ten children. His father was among the early settlers of the township of Woolwich and resided on the north bank of the Conestogo River, at St. Jacobs, where Mr. Baumann was born. At the age of twenty he commenced life as a public school teacher. He found sufficient time during his life as a teacher to keep himself posted on all questions pertaining to the political problems of the day. He has always taken an active part during the various political campaigns in our county. In 1864 he was nominated and elected as member for the last parliament for old Canada, by the Reform party, defeating the Honorable Michael Hamilton Foley by a handsome majority. In 1867, when the Confederation was formed, he was re-elected by acclamation, and again in 1871, and in 1874, but during the campaign of 1878 he was defeated, September 17th, by the Conservative candidate. In 1891 the Reform Convention again brought out Mr. Baumann as the standard bearer of their party. At the close of the polls it was found that Mr. Baumann had gained quite a majority of votes over his opponent, the Conservative candidate. Since then he has held the seat in the House of Commons, discharging its duties with a degree of ability complimentary to himself and highly satisfactory to his constituents. He is president of the Ontario Fire & Life Insurance Companies and also of the Mercantile Insurance Co. At present he resides in the town of Waterloo. He is married to Lydia, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Bowers) Bowman. They have a family of two sons..."
||1. [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), 144 [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), 636 [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), 176 [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
|Advertisement - St. Jacobs Tannery|
A copy of an advertisement for St. Jacobs Tannery, Bowman & Zinkann, proprietors. The advertisement was printed in the County of Waterloo Gazetter and General Business Directory for 1864.
Deed 3287 dated September 13, 1869 between Henry Fletcher Joseph Jackson and Benjamin D. Snyder for Lot 8 German Company Tract, Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Ontario.
Executors Deed 6910 dated April 2, 1885 for Peter Eby, deceased, for Subdivision Lots 165 and 166 of George W. Eby's survey, St. Jacobs, Waterloo County, Ontario.
Mortgage 3390 dated September 27, 1869 between Benjamin D. Snyder and Isaac E. Bowman, John L. Wideman, Enoch Snyder, and David Betzner on part of Lot 8 German Company Tract, St. Jacobs, Ont.
|Tannery in Port Elgin Bruce County|
Image of an advertisement in the 1880 Bruce Atlas
|Trade Mark Agreement|
An agreement regarding a trade mark registered by Elias W.B. Snider for the St. Jacobs flour mill. The trade mark is Walzen Flour.
A black-and-white photograph of the Isaac E. Bowman home. Handwritten on the photograph is: "I.E. Bowman Home in the 1800s - Last Residents - Mrs. Holden Appel."
An outdoor photographic print of Bowman House taken about 1881. H. Zimmerman was the proprietor of Bowman House at the time of this photograph.
|Bowman, Isaac Erb formal sketch 1880|
Formal sketch of Isaac E. Bowman 1880
|Isaac Erb Baumann|
A studio photograph of Isaac Erb Baumann taken in Waterloo, Ontario.
|Isaac Erb Bowman|
A carte-de-visite studio photograph of Isaac Erb Bowman.
|St. Jacobs Tannery|
A photograph taken in 1876 of workers standing outside St. Jacobs Tannery which was owned and operated by Isaac E. Bowman, later in partnership with Henry Zinkan.