Dr. Amos F. Bauman Biography
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Little, Ellis, Author
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Text
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Articles
Description
This is a handwritten biography of Amos Bauman from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School. On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.
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Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the transcribed text. To see the original document, please visit the Ellis Little Local History Room at the Main Branch of the Waterloo Public Library.

Date Of Event
1857-1918
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Bauman, Amos ; Breithaupt, Melvina ; Bauman, Melvina ; Bauman, Moses ; Livingston, John
Local identifier
ELP 51.9 and ELP 63.41.6
Collection
Ellis Little Papers: Men and Women of Our Past
Language of Item
English
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Location of Original
Ellis Little Papers
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Waterloo Public Library
Email:askus@wpl.ca
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35 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 5E2

Full Text

B. 1857 D. 1918
Married Melvina Breithaupt

Amos Bauman, son of Moses Bauman, was born in 1857 in Bloomingdale. At first he became a teacher but soon realized that this was not what he wanted to do for his life’s work. Instead he decided to become a doctor and, to further this end, he attended the Medical School at the University of Toronto. After graduation in 1885 he began a practice in Waterloo. He first had an office at 59 Albert St. in the Snyder home but later moved to 55 King St. N. This large white brick home and office was immediately south of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Besides his practice and work in the new Berlin-Waterloo Hospital when it was opened in 1895, he was appointed Medical Director of Dominion Life Assurance Company. As well, in 1908 he became the Medical Officer of Health for the town of Waterloo. After his death in 1918 from a heart attack, his home and practice was sold to Dr. Livingstone from Baden. Also, a large tract of land from this property was sold for the construction of an automobile garage on the corner of King St. N. and Princess St.

Sources:
1. Waterloo Chronicle, November 28, 1918 and November 6, 1919
2. Vital Signs, The First One Hundred Years- Kitchener Waterloo Hospital
3. Dr Alexander D Campbell. "Doctors in Waterloo 1852-1925"

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Dr. Amos F. Bauman Biography


This is a handwritten biography of Amos Bauman from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School. On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.