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Full text of "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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin, as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character"

A . 

BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY 



OF 



WATERLOO TOWNSHIP 

And other Townships of the County, 



BEING A HISTORY OF THE 

fiar-ly UteHlepg and Tljeip Descendants. 

MOSTLY ALL OF PENNSYLVANIA Dl'TCH ORIGIN, 

AS ALSO MUCH OTHER 

UNPUBLISHED HISTORICAL INFORMATION 

CHIKFLY Of A LOCAL CHARACTER 

BY 

I i^.T?. /z\ IB- 
BERLIN ONTARIO CANADA 

1896 
. n.) 





&m- 

'.' ' 



CONTENTS. 



"VOLTJIMIIE II. 

I. Sketches of the leading -citizens of Pennsylvanian origin, and 
descendants of the early founders, including the following families: 

Martin, Master, McNally, Meyer, Miller, Mohr, Moyer, Mosser, 
Musselman, Myers, Nahrgang, Oberholtzer, Pannebecker, Quickfall, 
Reichert, Reist, Reitzel, Rife, Ringler, Roat, Rosenberger, Rudell, 
Rudy, Saltzberger, Sararas, Sauers, Scheifle, Scheirich, Sherk, Schiedel, 
Schlichter, Schmidt, Schneider, Schroder, Shuh, Schwartz, Seibert, 
Shantz, Shelly, Shoemaker, Shupe, Sitler, Souder, Springer, Stauffer, 
Stoeckle, Strickler, Strome, Thomas, Tohman, Tyson, Unger, Urmy, 
Wanner, Weber, Winger, Wideman, Wile, Wildfong, Wing, Wismer, 
Wissler, Witmer, Woolner, Yost, Zeller, Ziegler, Adolph, and Benner 
pages 17 to 706. 

II. Index. pages 3 to 14. 

III. Corrigenda. page 15. 

IV. Added List (deceased parties). page 711 



TAKE NOTICE. 



Since printing the two volumes of this work, quite a lot of very 
interesting information, pertaining to some of the ancestors of the 
families whose names appear on these pages, has been received, and 
will in course of several months appear in pamphlet form. The pages 
of the pamphlet will be of same size as those of volumes, and can easily 
be added to end of book or any place where subscribers wish to 
place them. Truly Yours, 

E. E. EBV. 
Merlin, January 27th, 1896. 






INDEX OF NAMES. 



MARTIN. 




Henry P 


NUMBKR. 

4598 


Aaron .... 


. . . 4421 


Hiram. 


. . . . 4335 


Abraham 


. . . 4294 


Isaac 


4350 


Abraham, Bishop 


. . . 4442 


Isaac D 


4479 


Abraham ... 


. . . 4f>or) 


Isaac W . . ... 


. . 4608 


Abraham B 


. . . 4520 


Jacob G 


4553 


Abraham B. . 


. . . 4606 


Jacob 


4577 




. . . 4624 




. . . . 4581 


Absalom . . 


. . 4495 


John .... .... 


4481 


Amos D ... 


4473 


John D 


4472 


Anna . . 


. . 4352 


John B 


4511 


Anna . . 


4390 


John M 


4566 


Anna G . . .... 


4563 


John G . . 


4605 


Benjamin S 


4405 


John W 


. 4G25 


Benjamin 


4471 


Jonathan P 


... 4C04 


Benjamin B ... 


4578 


Joseph 


4360 


Catharine 


4529 


Joseph .... 


4464 




4573 




4.").")! 




457(> 


Joseph B . . 


-!5S4 


Christian 


. . 4327 


Judith 


4389 




4414 


Judith .... 


4503 




4525 


Levi S 


4353 


Christian B ... 


. . 4532 


Levi P 


45!!4 




4602 


Lydia 


-1463 




4351 




4492 


Daniel S 


. . . 4368 
4>?9<? 


Manasseh 


4,102 

4>,S 


David M 
David S 


. . 4324 
... 4418 
4493 


Michael 
Moses 
Moses B 


.... 
.. -i4-J6 
.... 44S2 




4504 


Moses B 


. .. 4588 


David B 


4506 


Noah S 


.... 41--0 


David G 


4565 


Paul Rev 


.... -1-1C9 


David B 


4580 


Peter. . . 


4298 


David P 


4597 


Peter Rev 




Eli 


4540 


Peter 


4348 


Elias 


4306 


Peter S 


4416 


Elias B 


45S!) 


Peter G 






4460 


G 


4093 


Esther 


4391 


i' 


4601 


Esther 
< ;i,l,. on p 


4f>74 
4596 


Samuel 

SullllH'l W 


4992 

4ti!l 




4293 


Samuel L 


4619 




4 >) !Xi 


Samuel C 


Illl'S 


Henry M 
Henry B. . 


. . . 4320 
4579 


Solomon 
Tilman 


4393 

. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



MASTER. 


NUMBER. 

4673 


Jacob B 


NUMBE. 

4775 


Japheth 


. . 4794 




4677 


John B 


.... 4748 




4633 


Magdalina 


4708 




4680 


Magdalina 


4778 


Kli/'ibeth 


4666 


Margaret 


.... 4779 




4607 


Mary 


.... 4774 


/~i . 


463 1 -* 


Rebecca 


.... 4777 




4658 


William 


.... 4791 


Hannah .... 


4676 




4805 


Harriet 


. . . 4665 


Henry 


. . . 4681 




4700 


Isaac . 


. . . 4043 


Polly 


4801 


Isaac, ex-M.P. P 


. . . 4646 


MOYER. 

Aaron 


4823 


Jaretl K. . 


. . , 4670 




4644 


Levi R 


4659 


Abraham ....... 


... 4812 




4683 


Abraham 


4842 




4657 


Christian 


.... 4809 




4674 


Christian 


... 4810 




4679 


Cyrus E 


.... 4851 




4645 


David 


. . . . 4827 




4678 


David H 


. . . . 4867 


Sarah Ann 


4672 


Dilman G 


. . . . 4872 


MeNALLY. 

Angus 


. . . 4691 


Henry 


4811 


Henry S 


4855 




4814 


Harry 


. . 4702 




4Cftfi 


Isaac 


. . . 4694 




4S7-3 


John Rev 


. . . 4690 




-i^Vi 


John S 


. . . 4698 




4X4"-J 


William 


. . . 4695 




4C9A 


MEYER. 
Aaron 


4746 


Noah 


4857 


Peter E. W., M. A 


. . . 4847 


Absalom 


474.0 


Samuel S 


4840 


Christian 


4703 


Samuel E 


4848 


Eliab' 


4736 


Sylvester, D. D. S 


4875 


Isaac W 


4738 


William 


. . . 4846 


John . 


4710 


William 


4857 


John 


4720 


MOSSER. 

Elizabeth 


. . . 4897 


John 


4733 




4.74^ 




47Q7 


Henry 


. . . 4886 


MILLER. 
Abraham 


. . . 4792 


Henry 


4894 


Jacob 


. . 4882 


Jacob 


4884 


Catharine ... 


. . . 4772 


Leah 


4QO T 


Catharine . 


. . . 4773 


Ma^dalena. 


4CO-J 


Christian 


. . . 4780 


Mary 


4QCC 


Christian 


4789 




4Qnft 


Isaac 


. . 4750 


Peter 


AttSQ 


Jacob 


. 4747 


Peter 


4000 


Jacob 


. - 4766 


Sallie .. 


4907 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



MUSSELMAN. 


NUMBER. 


John . . 


NUMBER. 

5043 


,-Oiy . John 


. 5047 


1 Hvid 


41)1 IS ' Owen 


. 5074 


David M 


. 4924 


PANNABECKER. 


5086 


Elizabeth 


. 4964 


Esther 


4962 Anna 


K1O1 


Frederick 


. 4965 \ nna 


5126 


Isaac 


. 4982 Barbara 


5116 


John 


4938 Pnwialtiia 


fjnoq 


Joseph 


4997 
. 4963 




51' 7 3 


Leah ... 




5088 


Lydia 


. 4949 Edward 


5113 


Magdalena 


4922 E i ias 


5104 


Mary 


4937 ! 'RKvaKofVi 


5084 


Mary 


5016 
. 4996 


Elizabeth 


5106 


Menno 




5107 


Moses 


. 4966 Esther 


5125 


Nancy 


. 4909 Hannah 


51U 


Peter M 


. 4910 Human 


5119 


Sarah 


5019 Henry 


5085 


Solomon M 


4950 Isaac 


5109 


Veronica 


. 5018 John 


5117 


MYERS. 
Abrain 




. 5105 


. 5021 


Margaret . . , 


. 5118 




. 5087 
, 5110 
51 12 


Hezekiah 




Jacob 


K ft9 J->"^ 
O\JM | T> !,,,- 


Josiah 


5031 i o ~~i 




Michael 


. 5020 




5108 


Samuel 


5026 


QUICKFALL. 

Allan E 


. 5130 


NAHRGANG. 

Barbara 


5036 




. 5131 


Elizabeth 


5034 
. 5037 
5039 




. 5128 


Isaac 


REICHERT. 

Barbara 


. 5145 


Isabella ... 


John 


. 5035 


Joseph 
Mary 


5033 
. 5038 


Catharine 
Christian 


5137 
. 5144 


Simon 
OBERHOLTZER. 
Aaron B ' 


5040 
5079 


Christian"* 
Daniel 1 


5154 
. 5141 


Elizabeth 


. 5150 


Abraham, Deacon 


5057 




. 5152 


Abraham 


5071 




. 5148 


Abraham C . . 


5075 
5070 




. 5146 


Henry E ' 




. 5140 


Henry M 


. 5081 
5060 




. 5136 
. 5151 


Isaac . . 




Jacob 


5041 




. 5147 


Jacob . . . 


5042 




. 5135 


Jacob M. , Rev .... 


5044 




. 5149 


Jacob E . . 


5063 


Susannah'. . 


. 5143 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



REIST. 



5163 

5165 

5183 

5229 

5204 

5184 

. 5195 

5246 

5206 

5205 

5232 

5176 

5238 

5158 

5164 

5166 

5207 

5230 

5245 

5216 

5156 

5208 

5247 

5167 

5169 

5194 

5224 

, . 5203 

REITZEL. 

Anton . . 5262 

Anton 5267 

Isaac \ 5263 

Leon 5270 

Polly 5266 

RIFE. 

Abraham 5276 

Abraham Sam 5301 

David 5275 

David 5294 

David 5279 

Elizabeth" 5302 

Ephraim Ed 5306 

George Wm 5295 

George 5309 

Isaac 5304 

Joseph 5308 

Mariah 5280 

Nancy 5278 

Samuel :,>>" 

Samuel, J r 5281 



Abraham 
Abraham 
Abraham 

Anna 

Barbara" 

Benjamin .... 
Christian 

Daniel 

David ... . 
Elizabeth 

Isaac 

Jacob 

Jacob 

John 

John 

John 

John 

Joseph 

Maria (Polly) 

Moses 

Peter 

Peter 

Peter M . . . 

Samuel 

Samuel 

Sarah Ann . . 
Solomon .... 
Susannah 



Sarah 



NUMBER- 

. 5307 



RINGLER. 



Albert 5312 

Henry 5310- 

John 5311 

ROAT. 

Edward 532 

Henry 5328 

John 5322 

John 5324 

ROSENBERGER. 

Abraham 533 

Abraham 5363 

Abraham 5397 

Barbara 5388 

Benjamin ... 5334 

Benjamin 5375 

Benjamin 5395 

Christian 5365 

Christian D 5410 

Daniel 5331 

Daniel 5332 

Elizabeth 539& 

Isaac 5876 

Jacob 5382 

Jacob 5391 

John 5335 

John 5353 

Joseph 5337 

Mary 5423 

Nancy 5408- 

Rebecca 5393 

Susannah . . . 5424 

RUDELL. 

Aaron C 5428 

Abram C .~>4i2<> 

Albert E 5435 

John 5425 

John C 5430 

William 5432 

RUDY. 

Abraham . 5443 

Barbara 5487 

Benjamin 5462 

Christian 5449 

Daniel 5436 

Daniel..., .I Ml 

George 5437 

Henry .~>4G1 

Jacob 5488 



INDEX OE NAMES. 



Nancy 5440 

Rebecca 5439 

Samuel 5477 

SALTZBERGER. 

Abraham 5494 

Catharine ... 5490 

Elizabeth 5495 

Jacob 5496 

John Philip 5489 

John 5492 

Martha 5491 

Samuel 5502 

SARARAS. 

Andrew 5506 

Andrew L 5510 

Catharine 5523 

Daniel 5522 

David 5524 

Elizabeth 5520 

George 5512 

Jacob 5509 

John 5507 

Nicolas ." 5505 

Nicolas L 5511 

Samuel 5521 

SAUERS. 

Caroline 5547 

Cyrus , 5542 

Jacob 5535 

Jacob 5543 

Sallie 5540 

SCHEIFLE. 

Aaron G 5556 

Amanda 5551 

Andrew ... 5548 

Andrew 5557 

Barbara 5553 

Christian G 5554 

David 5558 

Frederick ,. ... 5549 

Gideon 5550 

Solomon G 5555 

Priscilla 5552 

SCHEIRICH. 

Anna 5565 

Anna Maria 5560 

David 5571 

Elizabeth 5591 

Eva 5592 

John.. 5561 



NUMBER, 

Mathias 5559 

Samuel 5574 

SCHCERG, (Sherk and Shirk.) 

Abraham Rev 5608 

Abraham 5613 

Casper 5656 

Christian B. Rev 561 1 

Daniel 5680 

David B. Rev 5607 

David Rev 5640- 

Elizabeth 5658 

Frederick H., M. D 5608 

George . 5665 

Isabella 5660 

Jacob 5612 

John 5596 

John 5637 

John 5657 

Joseph 5595 

Joseph 5597 

Joseph 5652 

Lehmou 5677 

Lydia 5655 

Peter 56C3 ; 

Reuben 5683 

Samuel 5598 

Samuel Rev 5602 

SCHIEDEL. 

Caroline 5726 

Catharine 5716 

Catharine 5728 

Elizabeth 5724 

Hannah 5730 

Hannes 5706 

Henry ?_I?'^ 

Isaac 5752 

Jacob 5719 

Jacob 5708 

John 5707 

John 57-20 

John 5732 

Joshua 5738 

Martin 5727 

Mary Ann " !<s 

Noah 5753 

Samuel ." 5725 

Sarah 5729 

Sarah Ann 5717 

Susannah >' 

William 5 /21 

SCHLICHTER. 

Benjamin 57^3 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Benjamin 


NUMBER. 

. . 5708 
5763 


Henry 


NUMBKR. 

. . . 6302 


Christian . . . 


Isaac D 


. . 6015 


Daniel 
Hannah 


. . . 5786 
. . . 5796 


Isaac C 
Isadore B 


6417 
(13U7 


Henry 


5785 


Jacob 


5813 


Jacob . . . 


. . . 5792 


Jacob C . .. 


58 1 7 


John . . . 


. . . 5764 


Jacob (Yoch) 


6103 


Samuel, Rev , 


. . . 5768 


JacobS .. .. 


. .. (1117 


Samuel W 


. . . 5797 


Jacob W 


G180 


Wesley B. , Rev 


. . . 5773 


Jacob E ... 


6348 


SCHMIDT. 


fwOQ 


Jesse B 


G2->< 1 


John C 


5905 


John S 


6151 




5805 


John B 


6206 




KCAO 


John 


628] 




5806 


Jonas B. Rev 


5880 




5804 


Joseph, Jr 


5975 


SCHNEIDER. 

Aaron 


. . . 6314 


Joseph B 


6214 


Joseph 


6346 


Joseph C 


, , 6366 


Absalom 


... 5916 


Levi 


.... 0,580 
.... 5906 


Albert M 


5929 
. . 6392 


Lcvi C 

Wary 


6416 
5974 


Benjamin D 


5948 
. . 6007 


Mary 
Menno 


, (5384 
.... 5882 






Menno S 


.... 6298 






Menno S 


.... 6304 




6230 


Moses B 


.... 6193 


Catharine 


6167 
. . 6347 


Moses C 


6350 


Christian 


. . 5816 


Moses C 


.... o408 
.... 6421 


Christian B 
Christian 
Christian J 
Christian 
Daniel 


. . 5977 
. . 6058 
... 6104 
.. 6178 

,^QOO 


Oliver B. Rev 
Owen Rev 
Samuel S 
Samuel 
Samuel H 


6389 
5997 
5933 
6005 
6019 


Daniel B 
Daniel D 
Daniel S 
David 
David S 


.. 5990 
. . 6049 
. . 6248 
. . 5989 
61'}0 


Samuel B 
Simon S 
Veronica 
William 

SHUH. 

Allan 


6398 
6324 
. . 6383 
5865 

.... 6464 


David B 


.. 6388 


Elias W. B 


. . 5819 
. . 5853 


Benjamin 
David 


6443 

(14 J 1 


Elias B 
Elizabeth 
Elizabeth 
Enoch D 


5998 
. . 6087 
. . 6382 
... 6024 


Franklin 
Henry Rev 
Jacob 
Jacob 


6458 
6439 
6436 
6438 


Ephraim C 
Ezra 
HeuryS 


. . 6419 
. . 6410 
. . 6142 


Jacob 
John 
Levi 


6461 

. , 6457 
.... 6459 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



SCHWARTZ. 



Catharine 
Christian . 
David 
Henry. . . . 
Jacob . . . . 
Jesse .... 
Leah . . . 

Mary 

Sallie 
Simon . 



6503 
6468 
6474 
6477 
6492 
6469 
6496 
6502 
6504 
6501 



SEIBERT. 



Adam S ... 6516 

David S 6531 

Henry S 6518 

Jacob 6505 

Jacob S : . . 6506 

John S 6517 

Veronica S 6530 

SHANTZ. 

Abraham 6537 

Amos 6781 

Benjamin B 6933 

Benjamin 6955 

Christian 6632 

Christian 6908 

Christian Rev 6952 

Daniel 6914 

David Y 6748 

David 6846 

David 6928 

David 6949 

Eli C 6666 

Henry, Bishop . 6942 

Isaac 6535 

Isaac C 6634 

Isaac Y 6692 

Isaac 6790 

Isaac B 6834 

Jacob 6532 

Jacob 6690 

Jacob Y 6754 

Jacob 6912 

John C ! 6642 

John Y 6707 

Jonas C 6657 

Joseph Y 6724 

Joseph 6849 

Joseph 6889 

Joshua Y 6737 

Josiah K 6956 



Mary 

Memio S. , Deacon. 

Moses . .. , 

Noah C 

Peter 

Rebecca 

Samuel Y 

Samuel 

Samuel E, M.D. 

Simon 

Tilman 

Tobias K . . 



NUMBER. 

6536 

6896 

... ... 6860 

6676 

6943 

6971 

6767 

.... 6792 

6797 

6850 

6861 

6960 

SHELLEY. 

Abraham 6985 

Amos 6981 

Annie Maria, (>!)XO 

David . . . .' 6988 

Elizabeth (i'li)/) 

Ezra 69!>1 

Jacob C 6983 

John 6994 

Joseph 6990 

Philip 6989 

Samuel 11979 

Samuel 6986 

Sydney..... 6984 

SHOEMAKER. 

Abraham D 7144 

Barbara 7020 

Catharine 7168 

Daniel 7160 

David S 7025 

Elizabeth 7136 

George 6999 

George... 7041 

George D 7112 

Jacob 6996 

Jacob 6997 

Jacob 7004 

Jacob S 7006 

Jacob D. 7042 

John 7005 

John-S 7019 

John 7()74 

Joseph ' 1 > ' 

Joshua 7166 

Magdalena "023 

Mary 7021 

Mary 7111 

Michael 6998 

Veronica 7024 



10 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



SHUPE. 



Adam 

Benjamin Rev . 

Benjamin 

Catharine 

Daniel 

David 

George, Bishop. 
George ........ 

Jacob 

Jacob 

John 

Peter 

Samuel S. . , 



; . . . . 7182 

7173 

7202 

7172 

7169 

7201 

7171 

7177 

7191 

7198 

7170 

7195 

, 7192 

SITLER. 

Henry 7219 

Isaac 7223 

Jacob 7227 

Jacob 7224 

John . 7203 

John 7222 

John J 7231 

Jonathan 7204 

Moses 7226 

Solomon 7228 

SOUDER. 

Abraham 7234 

Amos 7256 

Daniel 7246 

Jacob 7242 

Jeremiah 7268 

John 7266 

John 7276 

Jonas . . 7281 

Joseph 7265 

Joseph 7269 

Josiah 7284 

Levi 7279 

Noah 7286 

Peter 7278 

Peter 7283 

Samuel L 7272 

Solomon 7270 v 

William 7243 

William 7247 

SPRINGER. 

Benjamin 7297 

Joseph 7293 

Menno , 7295 

Moses, Sheriff 7308 



NUMHEK. 

Moses, Jr 7299 

Urias 7298 

Walter 7301 

STAUFFER. 

Abraham 7317 

Abraham 7338 

Abraham 1 7357 

Abraham 7441 

Byron H. Rev 7351 

Christian 7313 

Christian 7407 

Daniel 7316 

Daniel 7373 

Daniel ' 7382 

David 7431 

Emanuel 7420 

Henry 7425 

Isaac G 7320 

Isaac B 7426 

Isaac S 7435 

Jacob 7324 

Jacob C 7377 

Jacob S 7439 

JohnG 7343 

John 7357 

JohnR 7418 

Joseph 7390 

Josiah S 7436 

Levi 7395 

Nelson 7406 

Nelson S 7419 

Noah Rev 7385 

Peter R 7415 

Samuel 7319 

Samuel S Rev 7442 

STOECKLE. 

Henry 7453 

Jacob 7452 

John 7446 

John 7447 

Joseph 7445 

STRICKLER. 

Henry 7454 

STROME. 

Abram R 7467 

Christian . 7460 

David, 7486 

David 7496 

David 7500 

Elizabeth 7461 



INDEX OE NAMES. 



11 



Elizabeth . 


NUMBER. 

7503 


Christian 


NUMBER. 

7588 


Eva 


7463 




7590 


Eva 


7502 


George 


7587 


Henry 


. . . 7474 


George 


7589 


Jacob 


. .. 7497 


Irvine 


7571 


John 


.... 74G6 


John 


7567 




7499 


John H 


7581 


Maria 


7462 


Joseph 


7577 




. . . 7505 


Joseph . . 


7594 


Nancy 


. . . 7464 


Moses 


7580 




7492 


TTPWV 




Polly 


. . . 7487 




TfifiQ 


Sallie 


7465 




7fifl9 


THOMAS. 






.. 7611 


Elijah S 


7510 


WANNFT? 




Ezra S 


7509 




rcqo 


John S 


... 7507 






William B 


7506 




7fid(\ 


TOHMAN. 




Catharine S 


7643 




7518 


Christian W 


.... 7637 


Albert . . 


7534 


Elizabeth M 


.... 7631 




7513 


Elizabeth M 


.... 7635 




7514 


Eva M 


.... 7629 




7530 




.... 7626 




7526 


Hannah S 


.... 7641 




7520 




.... 7613 




7525 




.... 76^7 


Rachel . . . 


7523 




.... 7638 




7517 


John M 


.... 7614 




7527 




.... 7615 






Leah S 


.... 7646 


TYSON. 


7562 


Levi 


.... 7620 


Abram 


. .. 7551 


Magdalena W 


7636 
7642 


Albert M 


7548 


Nancy o 


7621 


Charles H 


.... 7553 




7645 


Isaac 


7543 


Tobias 


.... 7632 


Isaac U 
Jacob 


.... 7550 


Tobias W 


7639 
768 


John 


.... 7544 


Veronica M 






.... 7546 


WEBER. 




John H 


.... 7559 




. .. 7780 


John 


.... 7561 






Milton H 


7558 




7858 


Walter H 


7557 




7876 


William 


.... 7545 






TTWfJP'R 






7897 


Absalom 
Adam 


7595 
7565 
7566 


Amos L 
Amos 


7802 
7870 


Austin 
Benjamin 


7575 
7576 


Amos 
Andrew 


7929 



INDEX OF NAMES. 





NUMBER. 

7924 


Menno L 


NCMIIKR. 

. . . 7966 




7S33 


Moses Rev 


7689 




. . . 7848 


Moses 






.... 7648 


Aloses 


7811 




7654 


Moses 


.. 7818 




7946 


Moses 


. . 7902 

77^7 




7!).")! 


Noah 




7960 


Noah S ... 


7s75 


Daniel M 


7670 


Peter .... 


7677 


Daniel M 


7892 


Peter . . 


7682 




7825 


Peter 


7708 


Daniel B 


7931 


Peter E 


. . 7841 




..... 7932 


Peter 


7890 


Daniel L 


7961 


Samuel 


. . 7653 


1) ivid B 


. ... 7766 


Samuel .... 


7810 


David 


7836 


Samuel S. 


7826 


1 )avid M 


. . . 7905 


Samuel Rev . . .... 


.. 7911 


Elias Bishop 


7837 


Samuel L 


7965 


Elias 


. ... 7928 


Solomon Rev 


. . . 7655 


Einan uel . . 


.... 7815 




7659 


Henry 


. . .. 7647 


Solomon 






7832 




. . 7S44 


Henry E 


7845 




7907 


Henry Rev 


7910 


William Henry 


7665 


Hiram . . 


. . . . 7759 


WINGER. 

Aaron 


7981 
7990 


Isaao M 
Isaac Rev 


7664 
7720 


-Isaac S 
Isa ,c 
Isaac E 
Isaac 


.. .. 7851 
, . . 7878 
7884 
7891 


Christian 
Daniel 
Henry B 


. , 8000 
8002 
, , 8014 


Jacob B 

Jacob S 
Jacob 


.. . 7819 

7827 
7955 

7fi7(i 


Jacob , . 
John 
John . 


... iVi I 

8017 
8011 

... sn-'i 


John C 


7686 


Jonas 
Joseph 


, . . 7994 

. . . 7967 


Tr>Vin T 




Mariah 


. . . 8019 






Peter 


. . . 8012 




^7Q7 


Reuben 


. . . 8018 


Joseph . 


7765 


WIDEMAN. 


8059 






Joseph 


7862 




8066 


Joseph S 


7872 


Andrew 


8C32 


Levi S 


7824 




8063 


Levi 


7900 




8065 


Louis 8 


7953 




8028 


Louis L 


7964 




80^ 


Martin 


. . . . 7899 


David 


SOfift 


Menno S 


77-J4 


Elizabeth 


80fii 


Menno G 


7774 




80-77 


Menno S 


7850 




. 80 6 4 
83fii 


Menno S 


7867 


Jacob . . 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



13 



NUMBER. 

John 8026 

John L 8034 

John "... 8054 

John 8058 

Mary 8033 

Mary Ann 8035 

Menno 8056 

Sallie 8067 

Sebastian 8025 

Susannah 8062 

Truman 8057 

WILE. 

Aaron B 8076 

Isaac B 8071 

John B 8069 

Joseph B 8074 

Peter 8068 

Solomon B 8075 

WILDFONG. 

AmosS 8122 

Anna 8112 

Benjamin 8099 

Daniel 8118 

Eli 8101 

Elizabeth 8124 

George 8077 

Isaac 8089 

Jacob 8078 

John , 8115 

Jonas 8081 

Joseph 8100 

Joseph 8114 

Levi Rev 8117 

Michael 8079 

Sarah 8123 

Veronica 8119 

WING. 

Charles 8125 

Daniel 8135 

Elizabeth 8126 

James 8128 

John 8137 

Menno L. Rev 8138 

WISMER. 

Abraham 8237 

Anna 8223 

Barbara 8164 

Barbara 8228 

Catharine 8207 

Catharine 8229 



Daniel Rev. 
Elizabeth . . 
Elizabeth . . 

Esther 

Esther 

Henry . . . 
Henry Rev 

Henry 

Henry Rev 

Isaac 

Jacob 

Jacob 

Jacob 

Jacob 

John . . 

John 

John. ..'... 
Joseph 
Joseph 
Joseph ... 



:MI;EK. 
8166 
8201 
8239 
8162 
8202 
8163 
8204 
8210 
8245 
8206 
8149 
8150 
8230 



8234 
8241 



WISSLER. 



Ezra . . 
Henry. 
Jacob. 
John B 
Levi . 



8151 

8208 

8238 

8261 

8265 

8259 

8260 

8264 

8266 

WITMER. 

Abraham 8267 

Abraham R 8280 

Abraham 8295 

Caroline 8312 

Christian 8329 

David 8268 

David 8294 

Elias 8 f23 

Elizabeth 8 ^ 8 

5s-E::::::::::::::-g 

&::::::::::.""--::- i 

ir.:::::::::::::::::::::::: 

^:::::::::::.::::-.::::.: S 

Martin |340 

Veronica * 66 " 

WOOLNER. 

Hannah 

Isaac * 

Isaac 83db 



INDEX OP' NAMES. 





NUMBER. 

.... 8357 


Ezra L . 


NUMBER. 

. ... si-jo 




8363 


George L. . . 


. . . . 8423 




8361 


Henry L 


. . . . 8422 




8362 


1 saac 


. ... 8430 




8359 


Jacob 


. ... 8410 




8370 


Jacob R 


. ... 8412 




8365 


John L 


. ... S415 




8368 


John B 


. . . . 8431 


YOST. 


, S.SS-2 


John . 


. . . 8438 


Menno L 


S41! 


Closes L 


... S417 




.... 8376 


Nancy 


S-l-M 


Mci^dalena 


8377 




8428 


"Martin 


. . . . 8383 


Orlando . . 


. . 84 1:> 




. . . . 838) 


ADOLPH. 


S! 1 1W 


Tobias 


8375 


ZELLER. 


Catherine. . 


8449 



Elizabeth 8398 

Jacob 8386 

Jacob S 8406 

Joseph 8392 

Margaret 8407 

Noah 8388 

Philip 8394 

Philip 8399 

Phoebe 8408 

Simeon 8397 

ZIEGLER. 

Aaron 841 1 

Aaron B 8433 

Albert 8442 

Benjamin 8440 

Cyrus S446 

Dillman 840!) 

Dilman H 8444 

Elizabeth 8425 

Emanuel X42s 

Emanuel 843(5 

Enoch S437 



Frederick. . 
Henry .... 
Henry ... 

John 

Louis 

Mary Ann. 
Sophia 



8451 
S44S 
8455 
S154 
8466 
8452 
8453 



BENNER. 



Anna S471 

Barbara 8170 

Catharine 8462 

Evannah 8473 

George S4li!) 

Jacob 8160 

John 8463 

John 84(18 

Joseph 8466 

Joseph 8467 

Maria 8461 

Maria N472 

Philip S45U 

Victoria S465 

William .. 8464 




CORRIGENDA. 



Vol. I, No. 149, 3rd line read "1827" and not "1829." 
" " " 1290, read "one" child named Cora Dalia. 
" " " 1405, name of youngest child is "Luanna," not "Phianna." 

" " " 1672, should read "Lizzie Ann" not "Lucinda" and child's 
name is "Delton V." not "Dilvor." See No. 3522. 

" " " 2322 came to Canada in 1812 and to Waterloo in "1815" 
not in "1817." 

" " " 2332 died in infancy. 

" 2340, names of children are Essie, Bertha, Hilda, Stanley, 
Evangeline, and Leroy. 

" " " 2950, name of youngest son should read "Edward" not 
"Archibald Clyde." 

" II, " 7647, in 5th line from top, read "1721" not "1821." 
" " " 8033, 3rd line should read "27th" not "22nd." 

8034, 2nd line should also read "27th" not ''22nd." 
" 8065, 2nd line read "David Angeny" not "David Wagner." 



ct u <( 



OF WATERLOO. 



MARTIN. 



4292 I MARTIN, DAVID, the old progenitor of this 

numerous family, emigrated from Switzerland to America in 1727. 
It is not known whether he was married when he came nor where 
he settled. Some think he had first settled in Virginia, but not 
finding many 01 his co-religionists there he moved north to Penn- 
sylvania where he settled in Lancaster County among his own 
class of people. It cannot be ascertained at so late a date to 
whom he was married nor what number of children he had. He 
died in 1763,* aged about 62 years, thus making him about 26 
years of age when he came to America. We know that he had 
two sons for a certainty but there may have been more whose 
descendants never came to Canada. These two were named II 
Henry and II Abraham. 

4293 II MARTIN, HENRY, who was a minister and 
bishop of the Mennonite denomination, was mar- 
ried to Anna Burkhard and resided at Blue Ball, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They had a 
family of five children, namely: III David, III 
Peter, III Abraham, III Henry, and III Veronica. 
Ill Peter with his family moved to Canada in 1819. 
Of the others and their descendants no information 
has been received. 

* According to Deacon David Martin's statement. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



4294 II MARTIN, ABRAHAM, brother to II Henry 
Martin, resided in Earl Township, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania. He was married to Barbara 
Oberholtzer. Their family consisted of several 
children, but the name of only one has been handed 
to the writer, namely III David who came to 
Canada in 1820, while his cousin, III Peter, came 
the year before. 

We shall first give the family of III Peter Martin 
and his descendants, then that of his cousin, III 
David Martin, and his descendants, and finally the 
descendants of IV Abram B., son of III Abraham 
Martin, brother to HI Peter Martin who settled two 
miles north of Waterloo. 

42!>;>III MARTIN, PETER, was born in West Earl 

Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 26th, 1769. 
He was married to Anna Zimmerman, December 25th, 1793. 
She was born February i8th, 1775. He followed farming in his 
native state, but owing to the poor harvests for several years in 
succession, together with low wages and many business failures, 
caused him to make arrangements with his numerous family 10 
move to Canada. Two of his daughters, IV Barbara, married to 
David Martin and IV Maria, married to Christian Zimmerman 
remained in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, while the parents 
with fourteen of their children, together with Daniel Weber and 
others, moved to Canada in 1819. ' They, at their arrival here, 
settled first on the farm now owned by Dilman Shantz and the 
heirs of the late Abraham Groff, but not finding this to their 
taste they finally located on the farm now possessed by Menno 
Gingench. Here they resided until their deaths. He died 
March 2nd, 1831, and she died December i2th, 1836. They 
had a family of seventeen children, all of whom were married. 

4298 IV MARTIN, HENRY, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, February J6th, 1794, and 
died on his farm now in possession of his son, Elias, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 19 

June 8th, 1853. He was married to Catharine, 
daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Bricker) Miller. 
She was born November 4th, 1803, and died after an 
illness of a few months, October 2nd, 1870. They 
had a family of ten children, viz: 

4297 V MARTIN, REV. PETER, the eldest son of 
Henry and Catharine (Miller) Martin, was born in 
Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, September 
30th, 1820. On October 17th, 1*43, he was married 
to Mary, daughter of Christian J. and Magdalena 
(Shantz) Schneider. She was born December 14th, 
1822. On October 31st, 1843, they moved about a 
mile south of Elmira, on their farm then all bush 
save a few acres, where they still reside. Their 
family consisted of six children, viz: 

4298 VI MARTIN, JOANNAH, was born July 28tji, 
1844. On February 28th, 1865, she was married to 
Menno, son of Daniel Good. They reside a little 
more than a mile south of Elmira and have a family 
of eight children, viz: 

VII NOAH, born January 21st, 1866, is unmarried 
and a carpenter by trade. 

VII CATHARINE, born September 1st, 1867, is 
married to Levi Lichty. See Levi Lichty's family. 

VII LEAH, born March 18th, 1869, is unmarried. 
VII AMOS, born December 20th, 1872, is unmarried. 

VII MARY, born May 16th, 1875, is unmarried and 

resides with J. Baumann. 

VII HENRY, born October 19th, 1878, resides at 

home. 

VII ELIZABETH, born March 28th, 1880, is home. 

VII MENNO, born December 29th, 1882, is home. 



20 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4299 VI MARTIN, HENRY S., was born September 18th, 
1845. He is a farmer and resides three miles north 
of Elmira. He was married, March 8th, 1868, to 
Leah, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Martin) 
Good. She was born December 29th, 1846. They 
have no family. 

4300 VI MARTIN, AMOS' S., was born September 26th, 
1849. On December 10th, 1872, he was married to 
Magdaleua, daughter of Isaac and Magdalena 
(Groff) Musselman. She was born December 25th, 
1853. They reside in Elmira and have a family of 
eight children, namely: VII Norman, VII Lydia 
Ann, VII Mary Ann (dead), VII Angelina, VII 
Isaac, VII Peter, VII Catharine, and VII Angus. 

4301 VI MARTIN, MARY ANN, was born January 
23rd, 1854. On September 23rd, 1873, she was mar- 
ried to David M., son of David and Nancy (Mussel- 
man) Baumann. See No. 475. 

4302 VI MARTIN, ELI, was born October llth, 1857. 
He is a farmer and resides on his father's old home- 
stead. On February 1st, 1881, he was married to 
Nancy M. Baumann. She was born December 23rd, 
1862. They have seven children, namely: VII 
Daniel, VII Leah, VII Mary (dead), VII Susannah, 
VII Nancy, VII Eli, and VII David. 

4303 VI MARTIN, CATHARINE, was born March 
27th, 1861. She is married to Martin M. Brubacher. 
See No. 1407. 

4304 V MARTIN, MAGDALENA, the eldest daughter 
of Henry and Catharine (Miller) Martin, was born 
in Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Decem- 
ber 8th, 1822. On March 17th, 1840, she was mar- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 21 

ried to Joshua Y., son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) 
Shantz. See Joshua Y. Shantz's family. 

4305 V MARTIN, NANCY, the second daughter of 
Henry and Catharine (Miller) Martin, was born 
October 23rd, 1826, and died March 29th, 1885. 

4306V MARTIN, ELIAS, the second son of Henry 
and Catharine (Miller) Martin, was born July 19th, 
1828. On November 19th, 1850, he was married to 
Susannah, daughter of Jacob and Susannah (S'ny- 
der) Shantz. She was born June 2nd, 1831. After 
their marriage they moved on his father's place 
where they resided until December, 1887, then they 
moved on the old "Daniel Good Farm" which he 
had shortly before purchased. Here they still 
reside with their son, Jacob, who has rented the 
place. They .have had a family of nine children, viz: 

4307 VI MARTIN, HANNAH, the eldest in family, was 
born November 3rd, 1851. She is married to Amos 
Weber. See Amos Weber's family. 

4308 VI MARTIN, CATHARINE, was born August 
1st, 1853. She is married to Noah Martin. See 
Noah Martin's family. 

4309 VI MARTIN, BLANDINAH, was born May 1st, 
1855. She is married to Sidney Snyder, a farmer. 
See Sidney Snyder's family. 

4310 VI MARTIN, SUSANNAH, was born April llth, 

1857. She is married to Menno Baumann. See No. 
152. 

4311 VI MARTIN, LYDIA, was born December 9th, 

1858. She is married to Amos Baumann. See No. 
161. 

4312 VI MARTIN, MENNO, the eldest son, was born 
September llth, 1861. He is a farmer and resides 



22 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

on the old "Henry Martin Farm" about a mile north 
of the Martin Mennonite Church. He is married 
to Anna Sitler. They have no family. 

4313 VI MARTIN, MARY ANN, was born May 14th, 
1865. She is married to Daniel Weber, a farmer. 
See Daniel B. Weber's family. 

4314 VI MARTIN, JACOB S., the second son, was born 
September 10th, 1868. He resides on the old 
u Daniel Good Farm." His wife is Rachel Clemmer. 
Their family consists of one child named VII 
Nathan. 

4315 VI MARTIN, VERONICA, seventh and youngest 
daughter, was born May 22nd, 1871. She is unmar- 
ried and is home with her parents. 

4316 V MARTIN, SUSANNAH, the third daughter of 
Henry and Catharine (Miller) Martin, was born 
August 27th, 1830, and died July 18th, 1835. 

4317 V MARTIN, CATHARINE, the fourth daughter, 
was born November 29th, 1834. On November 6th, 
1855, she was married to Joseph S. Shantz. See 
Joseph Shantz's family. 

4318 V MARTIN, LYDIA, the fifth daughter, was born 
March 26th, 1837. On June 3rd, 1862, she was mar- 
ried to Jacob Groff. See Nos. 3388 to 3394. 

4319 V MARTIN, LEAH, the sixth daughter, was born 
October 31st, 1838. She was married to John 
Lichty and died February 5th, 1891. See John 
Lichty's family. 

4320 V MARTIN, HENRY M., the third son, was born 
November 17th, 1843. He resides near Conestogo, 
on old George Lichty's farm, and is married to 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OP WATERLOO. 23 

Nancy, daughter of George and Sarah (Baumann) 
Lichty. She was born October 24th, 1848. Their 
family consists of three children, viz: 

4321 VI MARTIN, MARTHA, was born November 
28th, 1868, and died November 28th, 1868. 

4322 VI MARTIN, NAOMI, was bom August 16th, 
1869, and died August 17th, 1869. 

4323 VI MARTIN, SELINA, born January 20th, 1873. 

4324 V MARTIN, DAVID M., the fourth and youngest 
son of Henry and Catharine (Miller) Martin, was 
born June 27th, 1846. He is a farmer and resides in 
Peel Township, Wellington County, and is married 
to Mary Ann, daughter of John E. and Magdalena 
(Musselman) Brtibacher. She was born January 
4th, 1850. Their family consists of three children, 
namely: VI Amanda, VI Leander, and VI Reuben. 

4325 IV MARTIN, BARBARA, the eldest daughter of 
Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in 
Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
February 1st, 1795. She was married to David 
Martin, a. farmer. They resided in Franklin County, 
Pennsylvania, where they both died. They had a 
family but no information received of them at time 
of printing. 

4326 IV MARTIN, MARIA, the second daughter of 
Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in 
Earl Township, near Blue Ball, Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania. She was married to Christian Zim- 
merman. They resided in East Earl Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near Spring 
Grove, where they both died. They had a family 



24 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

of eight children, the. oldest of which (name not 
received) died in infancy. Names are as follows: 

V MARY, was married to Rev. John Weaver. 
They resided at Wakarusa, Indiana, where they 
had a family but names of children were not 
received. 

V CATHARINE is married to Rev. Jacob Zim- 
merman. They reside at Mechanicsburg, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania. They have a large family 
but names of children were not received. 

V JOHN is married to Maria Kurtz and resides in 
Caernarvon Township, where he is engaged in 
farming. They have a family. 

V PETER is married to Magdalena Martin. They 

reside in East Earl Township where he is engaged 

in farming. 

V CHRISTIAN is married to Mary Martin. They 

also reside in East Earl Township where he follows 

farming. 

V LEVI is married to Phianna Martin. They 
reside in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County. 
He is a farmer. 

V REBECCA, the youngest in family, is married to 
Abram Martin, a farmer. They reside near Church- 
town, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County. 

4327 IV MARTIN, CHRISTIAN, the second son of 
Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, October 16th, 1797. 
He came to Canada with his parents in 1819, and 
shortly thereafter was married to Esther, daughter 
of Jacob and Mary (Martin) Stauffer. She was 
born February 7th, 1796, and died October 21st, 1851. 
They settled on part of lot No. 18, German Com- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 25 

paiiy's Tract, Woolwich Township, (Heidelberg 
Station is now situated on their farm). Here he 
died November 23rd, 1863. They had a family of 
thirteen children, viz: 

4328 V MARTIN, MARIA, was born June 15th, 1820. 
On May 4th, 1840, she was married to Jonas, son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Wenger, and 
died in 1858. See Jonas Wenger's family. 

4329 V MARTIN, MAGDALENA, was born July 6th, 

1821. On September 4th, 1849, she was married to 
Joseph Kinzie who was born March 4th, 1811, and 
died June 28th, 1871. See Joseph Kinzie's family. 

4330 V MARTIN, LYDIA, was born November 29th, 

1822, and was burnt with the house, February llth, 
1827. 

4331 V MARTIN, LUCY, was born November 7th, 1824. 

She was burnt with her sister, Lydia, February nth, 1827. The 
father was engaged in breaking flax and in order to have it 
perfectly dry, had it placed around the large fire-place in the 
kitchen. A spark from the hearth fire ignited the flax and tow 
in the room and in a few minutes the whole house was enwrapped 
in flames. The wife and youngest child had barely time to make 
good their escape while two of the children who were sleeping 
upstairs, were forgotten in the excitement and thus proved a prey 
to the flames ere kind and willing hands could make any effort to 
save them. 

4332 V MARTIN, HENRY, was born September 30th, 
1S26, and resides in Peel Township, Wellington 
County, near Yatton P. O. He is a contractor and 
builder. On May 2nd, 1852, he was married to 
Mary Eisenhauer. Their family consists of two 
children, viz: 

4333 VI MARTIN, JOSHUA, the eldest, resides in 
Wallenstein, Ontario. He was married twice, first 



26 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

to Mary Renshaw and after her decease to Fred- 
ericca Reitzel. 

4334 VI MARTIN, CLARA, was married to Sebastian 
Schwalm. They reside in Guelph, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in Mr. Goldie's large roller mills. 



4335 V MARTIN, HIRAM, was bora February 10th, 

1829. He is a carpenter and has his place of business on Weber 
Street, Berlin, where he is at present engaged in manufacturing 
washing machines for Reinhart Bros. On October 5th, 1851, 
he was married to Esther, daughter of Peter and Mary Ann 
(Clemens) Erb. She was born September lyth, 1834. and died 
at Elmira, March 3ist, 1867. On November i2th, 1867, he was 
married to Mary Ann Erb, sister to his first wife. She was born 
September aist, 1845, ar >d died July i3th, 1870. On April i6th, 
1871, he was again married to Salome, daughter of Peter and 
Susannah (Bear) Mosser. She was born August 3ist, 1847. 
Mr. Martin had a family of five children, four with his first wife 
and one with his third wife, viz: 

4336 VI MARTIN, MARY ANN, was born February 
7th, 1853. She resides in Marion, Kansas, and was 
married twice, first to Henry E. Wismer, December 
31st, 1871, and after his decease to John Schwinde- 
manii, April 28th, 1893. With the first husband 
there were eight children, namely: VII Laura, VII 
Ella, VII Angeline, VII Amsey, VII Noah, VII 
Ervine. VII Clarence, and VII John Henry. 

4337 VI MARTIN, ANGELINE, was born February 
5th, 1855, and died at Bloomingdale, Ontario, March 
28th, 1873. On November 24th, 1872, she was mar. 
ried to Josiah Suyder. 

4:338 VI MARTIN, ISAIAH, was born January 16th, 
1858. On September 19th, 1882, he was married to 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 27 

Sophia Bennett. They reside in Berlin where he is 
engaged in carpentering. 

4339 VI MARTIN, ALEXANDER, was born Septem- 
ber 19th, 1861. On May 20th, 1885, he was married 
to Catharine O'Connor. They reside on Weber 
Street, Berlin. He is a contractor and builder. 

4340 VI MARTIN, HILKIAH, the only child of third 
wife, was born May 16th, 1874. He is home with his 
parents and is engaged in one of the factories. 



4341 V MARTIN, ESTHER, was born May 29th, 1881. 
On May 15th, 1855, she was married to Abram R. 
Strohm. See Abram R. Strohm's family. 

4342 V MARTIN, NANCY * was born March 8th, 1833, 
and died June 8th, 1833. 

4343 V MARTIN, JUDITH * was born March 8th, 1833, 
and died June 9th, 1833. 

4344V MARTIN, SUSANNAH * was born March 8th, 

1833, and died March 9th, 1833. 

4345 V MARTIN, ELIZABETH, was born August 2nd, 

1834. On August 22nd, 1852, she was married to 
Henry Strohm. See Henry Strohm's family. 

4346 V MARTIN, MENNO, was bora November 7th, 
1S36. He is <i contractor and builder and resides in 
the city of Chicago, Illinois, and is married to 
Annie Green. Their family consists of two chil- 
dren, namely: VI Nelson and VI Eda. 

4347 V MARTIN, LEAH, the youngest in the family, 
was born January 30th, 1840. She is married to 
John Histand. See Nos. 3748 to 3751. 

* Triplets. 



28 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4348 IV MARTIN, PETER, the third sou of Peter and 

Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born January 2ist, 1799, and 
died November yth, 1834. He was married to Elizabeth Weber. 
They resided in Woolwich Township, a few miles north of 
Waterloo where he was engaged in farming. They had one child, 
a son named V Michael. Some time after Mr. Martin's decease 
the widow was again married to Joseph Fretz from the Twenty, 
Lincoln County, where she afterwards resided. 

4349V MARTIN, MICHAEL, the only son of Peter 

and Elizabeth (Weber) Martin, was born in Waterloo County 
about the year 1821, and was raised at the Twenty where he died 
in February, 1888. He was married to Anna Moyer and had a 
family of eight children, namely: VI Jacob, VI Elizabeth, VI 
Catharine, VI Isaac (dead), VI Annie (dead), VI Barbara, VI 
Michael, and VI Mary. These children were all born in Lincoln 
County. No information received of any of their descendants 
save of VI Isaac, the fourth member of the family, who came 
and settled in Waterloo County. 

4350 VI MARTIN, ISAAC, the fourth child of Michael 

and Anna (Moyer) Martin, was born May nth, 1848. He was 
married, October 2ist, 1884, to Nancy, daughter of Isaac H. and 
Esther S. (Weber) Moyer. She was born June yth, 1863. 
They resided at John B. Martin's, a little south of Conestogo 
where he died March 22nd, 1894. Their family consisted of four 
children, namely: VII Sylvester, VII Anna, VII Emrnerson, and 
VII Mary Ann (dead). 

4351 IV MARTIN, DANIEL, the fourth son of Peter 

and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in Earl Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April 5th, 1800, and came to 
Canada in 1819. On April 8th, 1823, he was married to 
Veronica, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Eby) Schneider. 
She was born July 25th, 1803. Soon after their marriage they 
moved on their farm now in possession of their son, Daniel, 
where they resided until their deaths. He died January i2th, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 29 

1856, and she died July i3th, 1872. They had a family of ten 
children, viz: 

4352 V MARTIN, ANNA, the eldest daughter, was 
born August 2nd, 1824. She was married to Rev. 
Samuel Weber who died October 13th, 1885. She 
is still living and has her home with her son on 
the old farm near Lexington. See Rev. Samuel 
Weber's family. 

4353 V MARTIN, LEVI S., the eldest son, was born 
June 21st, 1826. On October 15th, 1850, he was 
married to Maria, daughter of John and Barbara 
(Hoffman) Lichty. She was born October 7th, 
18*29. They reside in Woolwich Township, about 
three miles north of Waterloo where they possess 
a beautiful farm. They have a family of ten 
children, viz: 

4354 VI MARTIN, VERONICA, was born February 
llth, 1852. On February 9th, 1875, she was married 
to Henry Shantz, a farmer. See Henry Shantz's 
family. 

4355 VI MARTIN, BARBARA, was born February 
24th, 1854. On November 17th, 1874, she was mar- 
ried to Henry Horst, a farmer. See Henry Horst's 
family. 

4356 VI MARTIN, MARIA, was born March 15th, 1856. 
On October 16th, 1877, she was married to Seth 
Baumann, a farmer. See No. 466. 

4357 VI MARTIN, EZRA, was born March 6th, 1858. 
On June 5th, 1881, he was married to Hannah 
Baumann. They reside near Heidelberg and have 
a family of four children, namely: VII Elizabeth, 
VII Isaac, VII Anna, and VII Silas. 

4358 VI MARTIN, JONATHAN, was born August 



30 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

8th, 1860. On November 12th, 1882, he was married 
to Emma Rudy. They reside in Woolwich Town- 
ship, near David Horst's old place, and have a 
family of seven children, namely: VII Josiah, VII 
Ephraim, VII Ervine, VII Hannah, VII Isaiah, VII 
Melinda, and VII Norman. 

4359 VI MARTIN, LEVI L., was born May 26th, 1862. 
On March 23rd, 1884, he was married to Elizabeth 
Baumann. They reside in Woolwich Township, 
near Peter Shantz's farm and have a family of four 
children, namely: VII Elizabeth, VII Jonas, VII 
Mary, and VII Lucinda. 

4360 VI MARTIN, DANIEL L., was born September 
2nd, 1864. He was married in April, 1890, to Anna, 
Brubacher and resides on the "Ziegler Farm" near 
Elrnira. They have no family. 

4361 VI MARTIN, NOAH L , was born December 27th, 
1866. On December 8th, 1891, he was married to 
Mary Baumann and resides at home with his 
father. They have no family. 

4362 VI MARTIN, ANNA L., was born May 30th, 1869. 
She is unmarried and resides with her parents. 

4363 VI MARTIN, ELIZABETH, the youngest child 
of Levi S. and Maria (Lichty) Martin, was born 
October 25th, 1871. She is still unmarried and is 
home with her parents. 

4364 V MARTIN, ISAAC, the second son of Daniel 
arid Veronica (Schneider) Martin, was born July 
27th, 1828, and died May 19th, 1843. 

4365 V MARTIN, BARBARA, the second daughter of 
Daniel and Veronica (Schneider) Martin, was born 
September 26th, 1830. On September 9th, 1851, she 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 31 

was married to Benjamin L. Eby. She died at St. 
Jacobs, July 23rd, 1876. See Nos. 2605 to 2617. 

4366 V MARTIN, JOSEPH, the third son of Daniel 
and Veronica (Schneider) Martin, was born August 
22nd, 1833. On March llth, 1856, he was married to 
Susannah, daughter of John and Barbara (Hoff- 
man) Lichty. She was born May llth, 1832. They 
reside in Woolwich Township, about a mile south- 
east of St. Jacobs (on part of lot No. 6, German 
Company's Tract, Woolwich Township) where he is 
engaged in farming. They have no family. 

4367 V MARTIN, VERONICA, the third daughter of 
Daniel and Veronica (Schneider) Martin, was born 
January 1st, 1836. She is unmarried and resides 
with her brother Daniel. 

4368 V MARTIN, DANIEL S., the fourth son of Daniel 
and Veronica (Schneider) Martin, was born May 
30th, 1838. He is a farmer and resides on his father's 
old homestead a little more than a mile south of 
St. Jacobs. On February 21st, 1860, he was married 
to Magdalena, daughter of Peter and Magdalena 
(Erb) Eby. She was born August 30th, 1840. Their 
family consists of nine children, viz: 

4369 VI MARTIN, BARBARA E., was born January 
26th, 1861. She is married to Moses Martin, a 
farmer. See Moses Martin's family. 

4370 VI MARTIN, MARIA E., was born May 6th, 1862, 
and died October 22rid, 1881. 

4371 VI MARTIN, VERONICA E., was born May 18th, 
1863. She is married to Rev. Enoch S. Baumann. 
See No. 198. 

4372 VI MARTIN, ENOCH, was born March llth, 1865. 
He is a farmer and resides on southern part of the 



32 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



old homestead where new buildings have been 
erected. He is married to Mary Ann Shantz and 
has a family of one child, a son named VI Cleason. 

4373 VI MARTIN, MAGDALENA, was born January 
29th, 1867. She is married to Jesse Shantz, a farmer. 
See Jesse Shantz's family. 

4374 VI MARTIN, DANIEL E., born October 23, 1868. 

4375 VI MARTIN, LOUISA E., born Sept. 27, 1870. 

4376 VI MARTIN, LUCINDA E , born Dec. 13, 1873. 

4377 VI MARTIN, LYDIA ANN E., born August 
27th, 1883. 

The youngest four of the family are all home with 
their parents and unmarried. 

4378 V MARTIN, TILMAN, the fifth son of Daniel 
and Veronica (Schneider) Martin, was born Decem- 
ber 20th, 1840. He is a farmer and resides in Wool, 
wich Township, about two miles north of St. Jacobs 
where he possesses three farms. On March llth, 
1862, he was married to Anna, daughter of Benja- 
min and Mary (Devitt) Martin. She was born 
March 21st, 1840. Their family consists of nine 
children, viz: 

4379 VI MARTIN, JUDITH, the eldest, was born Jan- 
uary 3rd, 1863. She is married to Samuel Baumann. 
See No. 542. 

4380 VI MARTIN, ISAAC, was born November 25th, 
1864, and died December 31st, 1864. 

4381 VI MARTIN, EMANUEL, was born May 2nd, 
1866. He is married to Lydia Baumann and resides 
about one mile north of St. Jacobs, where he is 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 33 

engaged in farming. Their family consists of two 
children, namely: VII Judith and VII Lovina. 

4382 VI MARTIN, TILMAN M., was born September 
5th, 1868. He is married to Elizabeth P. Martin 
and resides near the home of his father where he is 
engaged in farming. They have one son named VII 
Simeon. 

4383 VI MARTIN, AMOS, born July 18th, 1871. 

4384 VI MARTIN, ANUELINE, born March 18th, 1874. 

4385 VI MARTIN, BENJAMIN, born August 23, 1876. 

4386 VI MARTIN, SUSANNAH, born February^, 1879. 

4387 VI MARTIN, ISAIAH, born July 14th, 1883. 

The youngest five of the family are unmarried and 
all at home assisting their parents on the large 
farms they possess. 

4388V MARTIN, MARY, the fourth daughter of 
Daniel and Veronica (Schneider) Martin, was born 
December 10th, 1842. On October 4th, 1864, she was 
married to David Cressman. See Nos. 2118 to 2122. 

4889 V MARTIN, JUDITH, the fifth and youngest 
daughter of Daniel and Veronica (Schneider) Mar- 
tin, was born January 3rd, 1846. She is married to 
Menno, son of John and Susannah (Brand) Wide- 
man. See Menno Wid email's family. 

4390 IV MARTIN, ANNA, the third daughter of Peter 
and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in Earl 
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, May 
26th, 1802. She was married to Daniel Weber who 
died February 13th, 1364. She died March 13th, 
1886. See Daniel Weber's family. 



34 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4391 IV MARTIN, ESTHER, the fourth daughter of 
Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 29th, 1803, 
and came to Canada when sixteen years of age. 
She was married to David Musselnian who died 
October 25th, 1870. She died July 31st, 1872. See 
David Musselman's family. 

4392 IV MARTIN, SAMUEL, the fifth son of Peter 
and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in Lan 
caster County, Pennsylvania, March 18th, 1805. In 
1819 he came to Canada with his parents. In 1826 
he was married to Susannah, daughter of Christian 
and Hannah (Paul) Shantz. She was born in Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, June 24th, 1807, came 
to Canada when three years of age, and died May 
16th, 1881. They resided on a farm about one mile 
south-west of St. Jacobs. It is now possessed by 
their son, Noah. They were blessed with a family of 
twelve children, viz: 

4393 V MARTIN, SOLOMON, the eldest son, was born 
December 8th, 1828. They reside in Hay Township, 
Huron County. He is married to Leah, daughter 
of Isaac and Esther (Bechtel) Shantz. They had a 
family of eleven children, viz: 

4394 VI MARTIN, ISAAC, born September 3rd, 1852. 

4395 VI MARTIN, POLLY, born November 28th, 1854. 

4396 VI MARTIN, SUSANNAH, born December 25th, 
J856, died February 5th, 1857. 

4397 VI MARTIN, SAMUEL, born January 22nd, 1858, 
died April 15th, 1858. 

4338 VI MARTIN, LIZZIE, born July loth, 1659. 
4399 VI MARTIN, LEAH, born April 30th, 1862. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 35 

4400 VI MARTIN, LOVINA, born May 22nd, 1864. 

4401 VI MARTIN, SOLOMON, born August 21st, 1866. 

4402 VI MARTIN, SARAH, date of birth not received. 

4403 VI MARTIN, LENA, date of birth not received. 

4404 VI MARTIN, CYRUS, date of birth not received. 

4405 V MARTIN, BENJAMIN S., the second son, was 
born June 12th, 1830. He was married, January 
25th, 1859, to Nancy, daughter of Samuel and Mary 
(Detweiler) Schneider. She was born June 3rd, 
1831. They reside near Roseviile, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in farming. To them was born a 
family of eight children, viz: 

4406 VI MARTIN, SAMUEL S., was born May 15th, 
1860. He is married to Mary Ann, daughter of 
Christian and Barbara (Oberer) Loier. She was 
born October 4th, 1862. 

4407 VI MARTIN, ISAIAH S., born June 29th, 1862. 

4408 VI MARTIN, JESSE S., twin brother to Isaiah, 
born June 29th, 1862. 

4409 VI MARTIN, AMANDA S., born August 19th, 
1864, is married to Elisha Shiedel. 

4410 VI MARTIN, OLIVER S., born Sept. 28th, 1866. 

4411 VI MARTIN, MALINDA S., born Nov. 4th, 1867. 

4412 VI MARTIN, MAGDALENA S., born September 
10th, 1869, and died October 19th, 1869. 

4413 VI MARTIN, ENOCH S., born October 8th, 1871. 

4414 V MARTIN, CHRISTIAN S., the third son, was 
born October 9th, 1831. He is a harness maker by 



36 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

trade. At present he resides in Guelpli where he is 
engaged in manufacturing buggy tops. He is mar- 
ried to Nancy, daughter of Richard and Catharine 
(Shoemaker) Haste. They have a family of six 
children, namely: VI Albert, VI Nelson, VI Mel- 
vina, VI Richard, VI Martha, and VI William. 

4415V MARTIN, ELIZABETH S., the eldest daugh- 
ter, was born December 2nd, 1832. She was married, 
March 20th, 1879, to Isaac H. Baumann. They 
reside about four miles north-west of Waterloo. 
They have no family. See No. 172. 

4416 V MARTIN, PETER S., the fourth son, was bom 
March 6th, 1834. He was married to Susanjiah, 
daughter of John and Anna (Burkhard) Gingerich. 
They resided on his father's farm, near St. Jacobs, 
where he died October 19th, 1863. They had a 
family of three children, namely: VI Noah, VI 
Annie, and VI Jesse who is married to Marietta M. 
Wahl and resides in Bridgeport. They have a 
family of one child, a daughter. 

4417 V MARTIN, JOEL S., the fifth son, was bom 
March 16th, 1837, and died of consumption at his 
sister's (Mrs. Isaac H. Baumann) home July llth, 
1881. He was never married. 

4418 V MARTIN, DAVID S., the sixth son, was born 
June 23rd, 1838. He is a carpenter and builder, is 
unmarried and has his home with his cousin, 
Manasseh Martin. 

4419 V MARTIN, ESTHER S., the second daughter, 
was born May 3rd, 1840, and died June 5th, 1842. 

4420 V MARTIN, NOAH S., the seventh son, was born 
July 27th, 1841. He is married to Mary Ann, 
daughter of Charles and Jane Godbold and resides 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 37 

on his father's old place near St. Jacobs where he is 
engaged in farming. They have a family of nine 
children, namely: VI Josephus, VI Lizzie, VI 
Susannah, VI Edward, \ I Matilda, VI Samuel, VI 
Emauuel, VI Mary Ann, and VI Orillia. 

4421 V MARTIN, AARON, the eighth son, was born 
August 21st, 1846. He resides in Howick Township, 
Huron County, where he is engaged in farming. 
He was first married to Judith Snyder, January 
30th, 1876. She was the daughter of Absalom and 
Mary (Bricker) Snyder and was born December 
16th, 1846, and died May 14th, 1892. After the 
decease of his first wife he was married to Barbara, 
daughter of Aaron and Annie (Rudy) Ziegler. She 
was born January 21st, 1858. With his first wife 
he had four children, namely: VI Susannah, VI 
Ida, VI Absalom, and VI Mary. 

4422 V MARTIN, SUSANNAH S., the second daugh- 
ter, was bom April 27th, 1848. She resided with 
her mother until her death which took place 
August 3rd, 1870. She was never married. 

4423 V MARTIN, HANNAH S., the third and young- 
est daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Shantz) 
Martin, was born June 2nd, 1853, and died August 
21st, 1853. 

4424 IV MARTIN, JOHN, the sixth son of Peter and 

Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, ^was born in Earl Township, Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania, December zoth, 1806. In the year 
1819 he came to Canada with his parents. On February i6th, 
1830, he was married to Anna, daughter of Abraham and Eliza- 
beth (Cressman) Weber. She was born in Berlin, Waterloo 
County, August i4th, 1811. After their marriage they moved on 
their farm situated in Woolwich Township, about three miles 



38 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

north of Waterloo. Here they resided until 1857, then moved 
on the farm now possessed by their son, Enos. Here he died 
November 2oth, 1879. She is still living and is quite strong and 
active for a person of such an age. Her home is with her son 
Enos. Mr. Martin had a family of twelve children, viz: 

4425 V MARTIN, ELIZABETH, the eldest in family, 
was born November 7th, 1830. On October 4th, 
1854, she was married to Peter, son of Bishop Henry 
and Lydia (Martin) Shantz. They reside on a 
beautiful farm in Woolwich Township, adjoining 
the northern boundary of Waterloo Township, 
about four miles north-west of the town of Waterloo. 
They have no family. 

4426 V MARTIN, MOSES, was bom August llth, 1832. 

On March i3th, 1855, he was married to Mary, daughter of John 
and Catharine (Sherk) Brubacher. She was born August 29th, 
1836, and died March 23rd, 1859. After the decease of his 
first wife he was married again to Mary Cressman who was born 
November ist, 1839. In l8 55 Mr. Martin moved to Woolwich 
Township when it was nearly all wilderness and settled on lot 
No. 108, German Company's Tract. This he soon cleared and 
had erected thereon the fine farm buildings now, together with 
farm, in possession of his youngest son, Moses. Here he died 
November 26th, 1887. His widow has since married Deacon 
John Nahrgang of Wilmot Township. His family consisted of 
three sons, two of whom were born unto his first wife, viz: 

4427 VI MARTIN, TILMAN B., was born November 
28th, 1855. On March 1st, 1881, he was married to 
Mary, daughter of Menno S. and Elizabeth (Schnei- 
der) Shantz. She was born September 20th, 1859. 
They reside about two miles north of Waterloo on 
the west half of the old "Peter Martin Farm." 
Their family consists of eight children, viz: 

4428 VII MARTIN, LOVINA, bom December 31, 1881. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 89 

4429 VII MARTIN, JOSIAH, born January 1st, 1884. 

4430 VII MARTIN, EDWIN, born October 6th, 1885. 

4431 VII MARTIN, ALLAN, born May 12th, 1887. 

4432 VII MARTIN, LYDIA ANN, born April 17, 1889. 

4433 VII MARTIN, ELIZABETH, born Dec. 25, 1890. 

4434 VII MARTIN, MARY, born April 6th, 1893. 

4435 VII MARTIN, ANNANIAS, bom in August, 1894. 

4436 VI MARTIN, JOHN B., was born May 23rd, 1858, 
and died of typhoid fever November 23rd, 1879. He 
was unmarried. 

4437 VI MARTIN, MOSES C., was born August llth, 
1861. On November 7th, 1882, he was married to 
Barbara, daughter of Levi and Maria (Lichty) 
Martin. She was born January 26th, 1861. They 
reside on his father's old homestead about two 
miles south of Elmira. They have had four chil- 
dren, viz: 

4438 VII MARTIN, RECEVEOUS, born Oct. 30, 1883. 

4439 VII MARTIN, URIAS, bom January 22nd, 1887, 
died February 25th, 1887. 

4440 VII MARTIN, ERVINE, born May 28th, 1888. 

4441 VII MARTIN, MOSES, born October 10th, 1890. 

4442 V MARTIN, BISHOP ABRAHAM, the second 

son of John and Anna (Weber) Martin, was born April 27th, 
1834, and was raised on the farm he still possesses. On March 
1 7th, 1857, he was married to Elizabeth, the youngest daughter 
of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Baumann. She was born in 
Waterloo Township, March yth, 1838. Soon after their marriage 
they took possession of his father's farm where they still reside. 






I 
40 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

During the year 1860 it was deemed necessary by the church 
officials of the Mennonite body to have a minister appointed to 
assist the aged brethren in the ministry. At the conference held 
the following spring it was decided that a minister should be 
appointed to give assistance to the brethren at the Martin, 
Conestogo, West Woolwich, Elmira, and other fields of labor. 
On September ist, 1861, Bishop Joseph Hagey had the chosen 
parties for the ministry assembled at the Martin Mennonite 
Meeting House. The lot was cast and it fell on Abraham Martin 
who was then ordained by the worthy Bishop Hagey as" a minister 
of the Mennonite Church. This position he held with honor 
and credit until September lyth, 1867, when he was ordained 
bishop at the Christian Eby Meeting House by Bishop Hagey, 
which position he has held ever since. His preaching is alto- 
gether extemporaneous and as a rule has a good effect upon the 
large audience assembling wheresoever he preaches. He is not a 
sensational preacher but addresses the judgment of man as well 
as the feelings, and his sermons abound in arguments and reason- 
ings, listened to svith admiration by all who are willing to be 
spiritually instructed. His personal appearance is in his favor, 
being of medium height, well proportioned and rather fleshy, a 
square, even forehead and of a pleasing countenance. His 
deportment is easy and dignified. Of late he has suffered some 
from heart disease and rheumatism, so much so that he has been 
unable to attend to his ministerial duties. Let us all unite in 
wishing him a speedy recovery and that he may be spared for 
many years to come to administer to the spiritual wants of his 
followers. The bishop has a family of ten children, viz: 

4443 VI MARTIN, ANNA, the eldest daughter, was 
born February 27th, 1858. She is married to Noah 
Bearinger, a machine and implement agent. They 
reside near Elmira. Their family consists of nine 
children, namely: VII Alice, VII Elmina, VII Is- 
rael, VII Amos, VII David, VII Abraham, VII 
Noah, VII Jonas, and VII Oziah. 

4444 VI MARTIN, ELIZABETH, the second daughter 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 41 

was bom May 19th, 1860. She is married to Aaron 
Weber, a farmer. They reside in Woolwich Town- 
ship, near Elmira. Their family consists of six 
children, namely: VII Menno, VII Hannah, -VII 
Sarah, VII Noah, VII Abraham, and VII Elizabeth 
(dead). 

4145 VI MARTIN, JONAS, the eldest son, was born 
March 22nd, 1862. He is married to Annie, daugh- 
ter -of Peter and Susannah (Gingerich) Martin. 
They reside on a farm near Elmira and have a 
family of one son named VII Wendel. 

4446 VI MARTIN, SARAH, the third daughter, was 
born February 14th, 1865. She died August 31st, 
1889, leaving a husband, Noah Martin, and a son 
named VII Noah. 

4447 VI MARTIN, WENDEL, the second son, was 
born December 26th, 1866. He is at home and 
unmarried. 

4448 VI MARTIN, LEAH, the fourth daughter, was 
born August 1st, 1868, and died November 14th, 
1879. 

4449 VI MARTIN, ABRAHAM B., the third son, was 
born May 8th, 1870. He is unmarried and resides 
at home with his parents, assisting his father in per- 
forming the many duties connected- with farm life. 

4450 VI MARTIN, SUSANNAH, the fifth daughter, 
was born August 22nd, 1871. She is unmarried and 
most of the time at home with her mother. 

4451 VI MARTIN, LYDIA, the sixth daughter, was 
born December 4th, 1874. She is home and un- 
married. 

4452 VI MARTIN, HANNAH, the seventh and young- 
est daughter of Bishop Abraham and Elizabeth 



42 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

(Baumami) Martin, was born May 25th, 1876. She 
is home and unmarried. 

4453 V MARTIN, ANNA, the second daughter of John 
and Anna (Weber) Martin, was born March 12th, 
1836. On March 25th, 1856, she was married to 
Bishop Amos, son of Abraham and Mary (Schnei- 
der) Cressman. See Nos. 2186 to 2194. 

4454 V MARTIN, JUDITH, the third daughter of John 
and Anna (Weber) Martin, was born July Kith, IN.-.',S. 
( hi February 3rd, 1857, she was married to George, 
foil of Joseph and Barbara (Hoffman) Baumann. 
See Nos. 181 to 194. 

4455 V MARTIN, LYDIA, the fourth daughter of John 
and Anna (Weber) Martin, was born September 1st, 
1840, and died January 2nd, 1876. On November 
8th, 1859, she was married to Menno Cressman. See 
Nos. 2109 to 21 13. 

4456 V MARTIN, VERONICA, the fifth daughter of 
John and Anna (Weber) Martin, was born January 
27th, 1843. On October 16th, 1860, she was married 
to Israel, son of Rev. Elias and Hannah (Bingeman) 
Snider. She died June 7th, 1878. See Israel 
Snyder's family. 

4457 V MARTIN, MAGDALENA, the sixth daughter 
of John and Anna (Weber) Martin, was born March 
2nd, 1845. On June 5th, 1866, she was married to 
Peter, son of Christian and Elizabeth (Hoffman) 
Shirk. See Peter Shirk's family. 

4458 V MARTIN, REBECCA, the seventh daughter of 
John and Anna (Weber) Martin, was born February 
13th, 1847. On February 12th, 1867, she was married 
to Menno, son of John and Anna {Burkhard) 
Gingerich. See Nos. 3189 to 3194. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 43 

4459V MARTIN, MARIA, the eighth daughter of 
John and Anna (Weber) Martin, was born March 
21st, 1849. On October 20th, 1867, she was married 
to Enoch, son of David D., and Anna (Musselman) 
Baumann. She died March 20th, 1870. See No. 
478. 

4460 V MARTIN, ENOS, the third and youngest son of 

John and Anna (Weber) Martin, was born July i6th, 1851. He 
resides on the farm occupied by his father at the time of his 
death, adjoining that of his brother, Abraham, several miles 
north of Waterloo. On February 3rd, 1874, he was married to 
Anna, daughter of Elias and Susannah (Bricker) Weber. She 
was born near Conestogo, January loth, 1855, and died January 
2nd, 1880. This union was blessed with a family of three sons, 
namely: VI Noah (dead), VI John, and VI Josiah (dead). After 
the decease of his first wife he was again married, September 
1 2th, 1880, to Sarah, daughter of Isaac H. and Magdalena 
(Schneider) Baumann. She was born September 7th, 1857. 
With the second wife there are six children, namely: VI Osiah, 
VI Nancy, VI Enos, VI Jacob, VI Ira, and VI Cyrus. 

4461 V MARTIN, SUSANNAH, the ninth and young- 
est daughter of John and Anna (Weber) Martin, 
was born February 20th, 1854. On April 9th, 1872, 
she was married to Enoch, son of David D. and 
Anna (Musselman) Baumann. See No. 473. 

4462 IV MARTIN, ELIZABETH, the fifth daughter of 
Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in 
Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
December 27th, 1808. In 1819 she came to Canada 
with her parents. On January 7th, 1829, she was 
married to Daniel Good. See Nos. 3253 to 3269. 

4463 IV MARTIN, LYDIA, the sixth daughter of 
Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born August 2nd, 



44 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1810, and came to Canada in 1819. On September 23rd, 1828, 
she was married to Bishop Henry Shantz. He was born in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 3rd, 1804, and 
died October 4th, 1877. Since the decease of her husband she 
has her home with her daughter, Rebecca (Mrs. Martin Bau- 
mann). ' She is quite well and seems to enjoy life, but of late, 
through a mild stroke of paralysis, she lost the use of her lower 
limbs. See Bishop Henry Shantz's family. 

4464 IV MARTIN, JOSEPH, the seventh son of Peter 

and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in Earl Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, December 4th, 1811. When 
in his eighth year he with his parents and other members of 
the family moved to Canada and resided in Woolwich Township, 
a few miles north of Waterloo where he died March 2ist, 1856. 
He was married to Susannah Wenger. After his death she 
with her family of six children moved to Michigan where she has 
since died. The children are as follows, viz: 

4465 V MARTIN, DANIEL W., was married to a Miss 
Ruler and resided in Michigan where he died. No 
information in regard to family. 

4466V MARTIN, MARY W., is married to. a Mr. 
Mosser. She resides in Indiana. No information 
in regard to family. 

4467V MARTIN, ANNA W., is married to Joseph 
Detweiler. They reside in Petoskey, Michigan. 
No information in regard to family. 

4468V MARTIN, SIMON, is married to Elizabeth 
Sitler. Their home is in Michigan. Did not receive 
names of children. 

4469 V MARTIN, ZIMMERMAN, was married to Sarah 
Meyer. He died in Michigan. His widow is mar- 
ried to David B. Snyder of Berlin. 

4470 V MARTIN, SUSANNAH, is married to Gideon 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 45 

Scheifley. They reside in Michigan. No informa- 
tion in regard to family. 

4471 IV MARTIN, BENJAMIN, twin brother to Joseph 

and the eighth son of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was 
born in Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Decem- 
ber 4th, 1811. He was in his eighth year when he came to 
Canada. On October 2oth, 1835, he was married to Mary, 
daughter of Dennis Devitt and sister to the late Barnabas Devitt 
of Waterloo. She was born August 3oth, 1815, and died June 
28th, 1848. On March 6th, 1849, he was again married to 
Mary, daughter of Abraham and Veronica (Shantz) Biehn. She 
was born September 3oth, 1816. Soon after his first marriage he 
moved on lot No. 20, German Company's Tract, about three 
miles north-west of Waterloo. Here he has resided ever since. 
The farm is now owned by his son, Moses. He has had a family 
of nine children, six with his first wife and three with his second 
wife. Their names are as follows: 

4472 V MARTIN, JOHN D., the eldest son, was born 
September 19th, 1836, and died in 1886. He was 
married to Anna Wenger and had a family of three 
children, namely: VI Josiah, VI Daniel, and VI 
Enos. 

4473 V MARTIN, AMOS D., was born August 4th, 1838. 
He was married in January, 1861, to Esther, daugh- 
ter of David and Esther (Martin) Musselman. She 
was born November 18th, 1842. They resided on a 
farm near Conestogo where he died November 29tL, 
1871. They had a family of three children, viz: 

4474 VI MARTIN, SIMEON, was born February 9th, 
1862. He was first married to Rebecca Baumann 
and after her decease to Rebecca Snyder. His 
family consists of four children, namely: VI 
Lucinda, VII Lovida, VII Alexander, and VII 
Nelson. 



46 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4475 VI MARTIN, LIZZIE, was born November isth, 
1863. On June 5th, 1889, she was married to 
Dilman B., son of Jacob Y. and Nancy (Brubacher) 
Shantz. See Dilman B. Shantz's family. 

4476 VI MARTIN, LUCINDA, was born December 9th, 
1865, and is engaged as assistant book-keeper in the 
J. Y. Shantz & Co. button works. She is not 
married. 

4477 V MARTIN, ANNA D., was born March 21st, 
1840. She is married to Tilman, son of Daniel and 
Veronica (Schneider) Martin. See Tilman Martin's 
family. 

4478 V MARTIN, BARBARA D., was born August 
18th, 1841. She was married to the late Solomon 
Musselman. See Solomon Musselman's family. 

4479 V MARTIN, ISAAC D., was born June 10th, 1844. 
He resides near Elmira. His wife is Esther, daugh- 
ter of David D. and Anna (Mussel man) Baumann. 
She was born January 12th, 1845. They have a 
family of eight children, namely: VI Enoch, VI 
Benjamin, VI Isaac, VI David, VI Solomon, VI 
Henry, VI Nancy, and VI Mary. 

4480 V MARTIN, BENJAMIN D., was born June 28th, 
1848, and died September 9th, 1848. 

4481 V MARTIN, VERONICA B., the eldest child of 
Benjamin and Mary (Biehn) Martin, was born 
December 28th, 1849, and died October 27th, 1851. 

4482 V MARTIN, MOSES B, was bom on the farm he 
now possesses, May 13th, 1851. On December llth, 
1874, he was married to Anna, daughter of Rev. 
Samuel and Anna (Martin) Weber. She was born 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 47 

near Lexington, August 16th, 1855. They have had 
a family of eight children, viz: 

4483 VI MARTIN, SAMUEL W., was born February 
19th, 1877, and died April 15th, 1877. 

4484 VI MARTIN, SIMON W., born May 2nd, 1878. 

4485 VI MARTIN, MARY W., born March llth, 1880, 
and died April 9th, 1894. 

4486 VI MARTIN, EPHRAIM W., born March 2, 1882. 

4487 VI MARTIN, LKV1 W., born August 14th, 188:,. 

4488 VI MARTIN, ANNA W., born April llth, 1887. 

4489 VI MARTIN, MANASSEH W., born May 21st, 
1890, arid died June 24th, 1890. 

4490 VI MARTIN, LYDIA W., born May 16th, 1892. 

4491 V MARTIN, MARY ANN, the youngest child of 
Benjamin and Mary (Biehn) Martin, was born 
April 9th, 1853. On March 10th, 1874, she was mar- 
ried to Henry M., son of Rev. Samuel and Anna 
(Martin) Weber. See Henry M. Weber's family. 

4492 IV MARTIN, MAGDALEN A, the seventh daugh- 
ter of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was 
born in Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, April 14th, 1814, and came to Canada in 1819. 
On December 4th, 1832, she was married to David, 
son of David and Anna (Weber) Horst. See Nos. 
3893 to 3907. 

4493 IV MARTIN, DEACON DAVID, the ninth son 

of old Peter Martin, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
August 3oth, 1815, came to Canada with his parents in 1819 and 
was raised on the old "Martin Farm" now possessed by Menno 



48 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Gingerich. On September 2nd, 1838, he was married to 
Rebecca, daughter of Christian and Hannah (Paul) Shantz. 
Some time during October of the same year they moved on their 
farm, being composed of lot No. 6, Woolwich Township, one- 
half mile north of the Martin Meeting House. Here he has 
resided until his death which took place September 23rd, 1894. 
His first wife was born March 3rd, 1815, and died June 23rd, 
1876. After her decease he was again married to Mary Johnson, 
widow of the late Henry Rittenhouse of South Cayuga, Welland 
County, Ontario. After Mr. Martin's decease she returned to 
South Cayuga, Ontario, where she nov/ has her home with her son, 
Freeman. On June 2ist, 1857, he was ordained as deacon of 
the Mennonite Church which position he held unto his death. 
His family consisted of nine children, viz: 

4494 V MARTIN, RACHEL, the eldest in the family, 
was born May 7th, 1839. She was married to Eli 
Martin, March 15th, 1859, and resides in the new 
brick house at the Martin Meeting House. They 
have a family of six children, namely: VI Ezra, VI 
Nathaniel, VI Josiah, VI David (dead), VI Eli, arid 
VI Rebecca. See Eli Martin's family. 

4495 V MARTIN, ABSALOM, was bom November 1st, 

1840, and died September i3th, 1887. On October 2ist, 1862, 
he was married to Leah Musselman. They resided on the old 
"Jacob Cress Farm," adjoining that of his father's farm on the 
west. They have had a family of twelve children, namely: VI 
Urias (dead), VI David, VI Paul, VI Rebecca, VI Hettie (dead), 
VI Leah (dead), VI Absalom, VI Susannah, VI Phianna, VI 
Sophia, VI Ananias, and VI Nancy. The mother, since the 
decease of Mr. Martin, was married to Deacon Menno S. Shantz. 

4496 V MARTIN, HENRY, was born September 4th, 
1842, and died March 31st, 1845. 

4497 V MARTIN, JOSIAH, was born August 13th, 
1845. He is married to Sarah Clemmer. They 
reside at May City, Iowa. He has been ordained 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OP WATERLOO. 49 

minister of the Gospel by the church of his choice. 
His family consists of thirteen children, namely: VI 
Abraham, VI Jeremiah, VI Josiah, VI Elam, VI 
Lucy (dead), VI Lydia, VI Ephraim (dead), VI 
Manasseh, VI Rebecca (dead), VI Menno, VI David 
(dead), VI Sarah, and VI Simeon. 

4498 V MARTIN, DAVID, was born April 22nd, 1847, 
and died March 20th, 1850. 

4499 V MARTIN, PAUL, was born February 14th, 1849. 
On September 24th, 1871, he was married to Susannah Lichty 
who died June 6th, 1890. On July loth, 1892, he was again 
married to Lizzie Baumann, widow of the late Peter Brubacher. 
She was born August i6th, 1856. On July i4th, 1888, he was 
ordained minister of the Mennonite Church. So far he has 
proved the right man in the right place. He is an able speaker 
and can bring his sermons home to his audience. Many a one 
has entered the house of worship with a down-cast spirit and the 
heart filled with sorrow, but after listening to his expounding of 
scripture and receiving words of cheer and comfort for the soul, 
has left after divine service with the heart filled with good things 
and wended his was home rejoicing and praising the Lord for 
His wonderful spiritual blessings shed abroad. He is an able 
worker for the Lord's kingdom. He resides on his father's old 
homestead and has a family of seven children, of whom six were 
of first wife, namely: VI George, VI Absalom (dead), VI Israel, 
VI David, VI Sidney, VI Lovina, and VI Manasseh. 

4500 V MARTIN, LYDIA, was born May llth, 1850. 
On February 13th, 1877, she was married to David 
Cressman. They reside at the Elmira Meeting 
House, on the old "Isaac Musselman Farm," and 
have had a family of four children, namely: VI 
David, VI Josiah, VI Lydia (dead), and VI Mary. 

4501 V MARTIN, REBECCA, was born October 10th, 
1856. She is at home with her brother Paul and is 
unmarried. 



50 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4502 V MARTIN, MANASSEH, the youngest son of 
David Martin, was born September 29th, 1859. In 
February, 1887, he was married to Magdalena 
Shantz. They reside on the old "John Sitler Farm" 

' two miles north of Waterloo, and have a family 
of four children, namely: VI Siranus, VI Menno 
(dead), VI Rebecca, and VI David. 

4503 IV MARTIN, JUDITH, the eighth and youngest 
daughter of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, 
was born in Waterloo County, January 2nd, 1821. 
On October 23rd, 1838, she was married to Rev. 
Abraham C. Weber. See Rev. Abraham C. Weber's 
family. 

4504 III MARTIN, DAVID, son of Abraham and Bar- 
bara (Oberholtzer) Martin, was born in East Earl Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March i6th, 1771. On May 
4th, 1794 he was married to Maria, daughter of Christian Guth. 
She was born in the same township, January 26th, 1775. In 
1820 they with their family of twelve children, moved to Canada. 
On June 6th of the same year they came to Waterloo, and on 
the Qth of the same month they settled on lot No. 65, German 
Company's Tract, Waterloo Township. The farm is now in 
possession of Joseph B. Martin. Many and almost indescribable 
were the hardships and sufferings of this family in making the 
journey from Pennsylvania to their new home in this county but 
no sooner had they fully rested themselves and seemed to enjoy 
their life in the wilds of Canada, when "King Death" came and 
claimed the mother of this happy family as his own. After suffer. 
ing great pain for five days, caused by inflammation of the 
bowels, she died of mortification, July 5th, 1820. On June i3th, 
1824, the father was married again to Catharine, daughter of 
Samuel Guth* who was a brother to Christian Guth, father to his 

* Now spelled Good. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 51 

first wife. There was no family with second wife. He died Sep. 
tember 6th, 1854. His second wife was born November nth, 
1777, and died November i4th, 1848, after an illness of a little 
more than two months. Names of children are as follows: 

4505 IV MARTIN, ABRAHAM, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, February 24th, 1795. On 
March 16th, 1828, he was married to Veronica Boe- 
sicker who was born November 24th, 1802, and died 
February 9th, 1875. They resided on lot No. 64, Ger- 
man Company's Tract, Waterloo Township, where 
he died May 5th, 1872. Their family consisted of 
eleven children, viz: 

4506 V MARTIN, DAVID B., was born February 13th, 

1829, and resides at Wakarusa, Indiana. He was 
married to Anna Aemanu who died several years 
ago. They had seven children, namely: VI Mary, 
VI Catharine, VI Aaron, VI Caroline, VI Salome, 
VI Ellen, and VI Daniel. 

4507 V MARTIN, CHRISTIAN B., twin brother to 
David B., was born February 13th, 1829, and died 
May 16th, 1845. 

4508 V MARTIN, JACOB B., was born December 12th, 

1830, and died February 2nd, 1831. 

4509 V MARTIN, ELIZABETH B., was born January 
29th, 1832, and died October 9th, 1832. 

4510 V MARTIN, MARIA B., was born October 19th, 
1833. She is unmarried and has her home with her 
brother, John B. 

4511 V MARTIN, JOHN B., was born October 6th, 
1835. He was married, June 1st, 1865, to Leah 
Geiger of Wilmot Centre, who was born November 
llth, 1843, and died September 27th, 1888. He 
resides on part of lot No. 65, German Company's 



52 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Tract, Waterloo Township, along the Woolwich 
line. His family consists of seven children, viz: 

4512 VI MARTIN, VERONICA, was born May 30th, 
1866. She is home and unmarried. 

4513 VI MARTIN, ELIZABETH, was born September 
27th, 1867. She is married to Christian P. Martin 
and resides at Lexington, Ontario. They have one 
son named Isaiah. 

'4514 VI MARTIN, CATHARINE, was born January 
llth, 1869, and died February 17th, 1869. 

4515 VI MARTIN, MARY, born September 21st, 1870. 
,4516 VI MARTIN, DANIEL, born February 2nd, 1873. 

4517 VI MARTIN, ISAAC, born February 7th, 1875. 

4518 VI MARTIN, JOHN, born April 3rd, 1877. 

4519 V MARTIN, VERONICA, was born August 24th, 
1837, and died February 26th, 1843. 

4520 V MARTIN, ABRAHAM B., was born February 

1 3th, 1841. He resides in Baden where he is engaged in the 
woollen mills. On October 4th, 1868, he was married to Susan- 
nah Allgier who was born March 6th, 1847, and died May 2oth, 
1888. After her death he was married, October i8th, 1891, to 
Susannah, daughter of David and Lydia (Weber) Gingerich and 
widow of the late John Kraemer. She was born July 6th, 1855. 
With first wife he had a family of nine children, namely: VI 
Judith, VI Mary Ann, VI Leah, VI Amos, VI Magdalena, VI 
Ezra, VI Susannah, VI Abraham, and VI Aaron, and with 
second there are two children named VI Angeline and VI Israel. 

4521 V MARTIN, MAGDALENA, was born August 
9th, 1843. She is not married and has her home 
with her sister Barbara who is married to Levi 
Baumann, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



4522 V MARTIN, ESTHER, was born June 9th, 1846, 
and died August 15th, 1848. 

4523 V MARTIN, BARBARA, the youngest in the 
family, was born December 3rd, 1848. She is mar- 
ried to Levi Baumann, a farmer. They reside in 
Woolwich Township, a few miles east of Heidel- 
berg. They have a family of seven children, 
namely: VI Abraham, VI Martin, VI Daniel, VI 
Levi, VI Leah (dead), VI Elizabeth, and VI Simeon. 

4524 IV MARTIN, BARBARA, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, October 27th, 1796, where 
she died November 4th, 1796. 

4525 IV MARTIN, CHRISTIAN, was born in Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania, December 23rd, 1797, and 
came to Canada with his parents in 1820. On Jan- 
uary 5th, 1825, he was married to Anna, daughter 
of Peter and Elizabeth (Sprigel) Baumami. She 
was born October 18th, 1794, and died June 2nd, 
1861. They resided on the farm now possessed by 
the heirs of the late Daniel Weber, situated in the 
township of Woolwich, about one mile south of 
Conestogo. Here they had a family of eight chil- 
dren, viz: 

4526 V MARTIN, DAVID S., was born January 10th, 

1826. Died in infancy. 

4527 V MARTIN, SAMUEL S., was born January 24th, 

1827. Died in infancy. 

4528 V MARTIN, ELIZABETH S., was born July 14th, 

1828. She was married to William Hembling, a 
farmer. They resided in Woolwich Township, 
north-east of Elmira where she died August 30th, 
1880. They had a family of six children, namely: 



54 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

VI David, VI Christian and VI Jeremiah (dead) 
(twins), VI Anna, VI Veronica, and VI Rebecca. 

4529 V MARTIN, CATHARINE, was born September 
19th, 1829. She was married to John Burkhard, a 
farmer. They resided a few miles north of Flora- 
dale where she died December 7th, 1866. They had 
a family of seven children, all of whom died in 
infancy save Peter, the youngest. Their names 
were VI Solomon, VI Anna, VI Menno, VI Susan- 
nah, VI Maria, VI Christian, and VI Peter. 

4530V MARTIN, ANNA, was born December 28th, 
1830. After the decease of her sister, Catharine, 
she was married to John Burkhard. They resided 
on his farm where she died August 3rd, 1886, leav- 
ing a family of five children, namely: VI Leah 
(dead), VI Isaac, VI Eli, VI Daniel, and VI Eliza, 
beth. 

4531 V MARTIN, MARIA, was born May 2nd, 1832, 
and died in infancy. 

4532 V MARTIN, CHRISTIAN B., was born January 
8th, 1834. On November 8th, 1859, he was married 
to Maria, daughter of Joseph D. and Elizabeth 
(Baumann) Baumann. She was born December 
27th, 1839. On November 15th, 1859, he moved on 
his farm in Woolwich Township, being composed of 
part of lot No. 21, German Company's Tract. Here 
they resided ever since and both are quite active 
and healthy yet after thirty-five years of hard labor. 
Their family consists of seven children, viz: 

4533 VI MARTIN, TOBIAS, was born August 30th, 
1860. He is a farmer and resides on part of lot No. 
22, German Company's Tract, which adjoins his 
father's farm, and is married to Amanda, daughter 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 55 

of William Eby of Conestogo. They have a family 
of four children, namely: VII Mary Ann, VII Leah, 
VII Elizabeth, and VII Simeon. 

4534 VI MARTIN, ISAIAH, was born March 6th, 1862. 
He is a farmer and resides on lot No. 50, German 
Company's Tract, Woolwich Township. His wife is 
Leah, daughter of Michael Brubacher, and their 
family consists of three children, namely: VII 
Israel, VII Elias, and VII Simeon. 

4535 VI MARTIN, JOSEPH B., was bora November 
llth, 1863. He is married to Sarah, daughter of 
Michael Brubacher. They reside on a farm near 
Heidelberg and have no family. 

4536 VI MARTIN, ELIZABETH, was born December 
30th, 1865. She is married to Amos, son of Henry 
Martin. They reside on a farm in Wellesley Town- 
ship, near Wallenstein. Their family consists of 
four children, namely: VII Anson, VII Mary, VII 
Lydia, and VII Magdalena. 

4537 VI MARTIN, REUBEN, was bora October 25th, 
1867. He is married to Barbara, daughter of Rev. 
Daniel Brubacher, and resides on lot No. 21, German 
Company's Tract, Woolwich Township. His farm 
adjoins that of his father. Their family consists of 
one child named VII Rebecca. 

4538 VI MARTIN, ELIAS B., was born April 22nd, 
1870. He resides on his father's place. His wife is 
Mary Ann, daughter of Rev. Abraham Brubacher. 
They have one son named VII Abraham. 

4539 VI MARTIN, CHRISTIAN B., the youngest son 
and child of Christian B. and Maria (Baumann) 
Martin, was born May 19th, 1874. He is unmarried. 



56 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4540 V MARTIN, ELI, the youngest eon of Christian 
and Anna (Baumann) Martin, was born June 7th, 
1836. On March 15th, 1859, he was married to 
Rachel, daughter of David and Rebecca (Shantz) 
Martin. She was born May 7th, 1839. They reside 
in Woolwich Township, at the Martin Mennonite 
Meeting House. They have had a family of seven 
children, viz: 

4541 VI MARTIN, EZRA M., the eldest son, was born 
December 31st, 1859. He is married to Emeline 
Kneip and resides on one of John Fry's farms near 
Bridgeport. They have had a family of eight 
children, of whom three died in infancy. 

4542 VI MARTIN, DANIEL M., the second son, was 
born December 29th, 1860, and died the same day. 

4543 VI MARTIN, NATHANIEL, the third son, was 
born April 16th, 1862. On March 16th, 1886, he was 
married to Mary Ann, daughter of Joseph Eby 
(No. 2368). They reside on Peter Good's farm about 
a mile north-east of the Martin Mennonite Meeting 
House. They have a family of three children, viz: 

4544 VII MARTIN, MANASSEH E., born July 8, 1888. 

4545 VII MARTIN, ISAIAH E, born January 2, 1890. 

4546 VII MARTIN, EZRA E., born December 2, 1891. 

4547 VI MARTIN, JOSIAH M., the fourth son, was 
born July 23rd, 1863. He is married to Magdalena, 
daughter of Samuel Hoffman. They have no 
family. 

4548 VI MARTIN, DAVID M, the fifth son, was born 
September 1st, 1864, and died May 26th, 1879. 

4549 VI MARTIN, ELI M., the sixth son was born Jan- 



uary 3rd, 1870. He is unmarried and has his home 
with Henry M. Weber of Lexington. 

4550 VI MARTIN, REBECCA M., the only daughter 
of Eli arid Rachel (Martin) Martin, was born Sep- 
tember 17th, 1877. She is home with her parents. 

4551 IV MARTIN JOSEPH G., was born in Lancaster 

County, Pennsylvania, May i3th, 1800, and came to Canada in 
1820. On May i2th, 1835, ne was niarried to Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of John and Anna (Hackman) Gingerich. She was born 
April yth, 1809, and died July i4th, 1851. She was first mar- 
ried to Joseph Burkhard with whom she had two sons named 
John and Peter, (See Joseph Burkhard's family) and after his 
death she was married to Joseph G. Martin. After their marriage 
they moved on lot No. 2, German Company's Tract, Woolwich 
Township, where they resided until about the year 1848, then 
they moved on part of lot No. 101, Woolwich Township, about 
a mile south of Floradale, where she died. After her decease 
he was married again to Catharine Boehler. No issue of second 
marriage. He died March i4th, 1868. His family consisted of 
five children, viz: 

4552 V MARTIN, ABRAHAM G., was born March 
13th, 1836, and died June 29th, 1841. 

4553 V MARTIN, JACOB G., was born April 6th, 1838. 
On February 13th, 1872, he was married to Magda- 
lena, daughter of Levi and Magdalena (Burkhard) 
Baumanii. She was born November 17th, 1848. 
They reside on his father's place near Floradale. 
Their family consists of eight children, viz: 

4554 VI MARTIN, JOSEPH B., born Nov. 28th, 1872. 

4555 VI MARTIN, SAMUEL B., born October 3rd, 
1874, and died September 20th, 1875. 

4556 VI MARTIN, SOLOMON B., born Jan. 12th, 1876. 



58 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4557 VI MARTIN, ELIZABETH B., born Dec. 27, 1877. 

4558 VI MARTIN, LEVI B., bora March 10th, 1880. 

4559 VI MARTIN, CATHARINE B., born Jan. 15, 1882. 

4560 VI MARTIN, MAGDALEN A B., born August 
22nd, 1884. 

4561 VI MARTIN, BARBARA B., born April 9th, 1887, 
died March 29th, 1890. 

4562 V MARTIN, DAVID G., was born December 20th, 
1842, and died January 5th, 1843. 

4563 V MARTIN, ANNIE G., twin sister to David, was 
born December 20th, 1842. She was married to 
Henry Brubacher (Yankee Brubacher), nephew to 
John W. Brubacher, October 29th, 1871. They re- 
sided on the old "John Martin Farm" where she 
died August 10th, 1872, leaving no heirs. He was 
afterwards married to Nancy, daughter of Henry 
and Polly (Reist) Mosser. Some years ago he was 
accidentally drowned in the Elmira mill pond. No 
issue with second wife. 

4564 V MARTIN, PETER G., the youngest child of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Gingerich) Martin, was born 
August 7th, 1845. He is married to Magdalena, 
daughter of Joseph D. and Elizabeth (Baumann) 
Baumann, and resides three miles north of Elmira 
where he was engaged in farming. Their family 
consists of seven children, namely: VI Daniel, VI 
Joseph, VI Eliza, VI Anna, VI Seth, VI Aaron, and 
VI Veronica. 

4565 IV MARTIN, DAVID G., son of David and Maria 
(Guth) Martin, was born in Lancaster County, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 59 

Pennsylvania, March 13th, 1802, and died June 30th, 
1831. He was married in 1826 to Maria, daughter of 
David Martin who was a second-cousin to David G. 
Martin's father. She was born April 3rd, 1802, and 
died June 5th, 1834. They resided on the farm now 
possessed by Valentine Doerbecker, near St. Jacobs, 
where they died. Their family consisted of three 
children, viz: 

4566 V MARTIN, JOHN M., was born March 12th, 
1827. He is married to Rachel, daughter of Peter 
Bricker. After his marriage he first resided on his 
father's farm near St. Jacobs, but since he has 
moved to Peel Township, near Yatton P. O. where 
he owns a beautiful farm. They have a family of 
five children, viz: 

4567 VI MARTIN, ELIZABETH, is married to Solo- 
mon Snyder. See Solomon Snyder's family. 

4568 VI MARTIN, NOAH B., is married to Catharine 
Martin. 

4569 VI MARTIN, CATHARINE, is married to Menno 
Lichty. See Menno Lichty's family. 

4570 VI MARTIN, NANCY, is married to Elias Gin- 
gerich. They reside in May City, Iowa, See Elias 
Gingerich's family. 

4571 VI MARTIN, MENNO, is married to Elizabeth 
Koenig, and resides in the town of Waterloo where 
he follows the carpentering trade. 

4572V MARTIN, SUSANNAH, was born October 
18th, 1828, and died June 9th, 1863. She was mar- 
ried to Moses Gingerich. See Moses Gingerich's 
family. 



60 BIOGKAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

4573 V MARTIN, CATHARINE, was born December 
24th, 1830. She is still living and resides in Elmira. 
She was first married to Moses Musselman with 
whom she had a family of fifteen children. After 
her first husband's decease she was married to the 
late Peter Winger of Elmira. See Moses Mussel- 
man's family. 

4574 IV MARTIN, ESTHER, daughter of David and 
Maria (Gruth) Martin, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, June 20th, 1 804. She came 
to Canada with her parents in 1820, and died at 
Abraham Brubacher's in Woolwich Township, Jan- 
uary 19th, 1869. She was never married. 

4575 IV MARTIN, MARIA, was born August 7th, 1806, 
and died December 22nd, 1858. She was helpless 
and void of reason all her life time. 

4576 IV MARTIN, CATHARINE, daughter of David 
and Maria (Guth ) Martin, was born November 25th, 
1808. On July 24th, 1827, she was married to John 
W., son of John and Eva (Weber) Brubacher. They 
resided on a farm about three miles west of St. 
Jacobs where he died March 12th, 1886. She re- 
sided on the farm where she raised a family of ten 
children, until her death which took place in 
January, 1895. See John W. Brubacher's family. 

4577 IV MARTIN, JACOB, was born in Lancaster 

County, Pennsylvania, March 22nd, 1811, and came to Canada 
with his parents when nine years of age. On April i4th, 1835, 
he was married to Esther, daughter of Henry and Maria (Mosser) 
Baumann. She was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
April iyth, 1817, and came to Canada with her parents in 1825. 
Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm on which his 
father had settled in June, 1820. Here they resided until his 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 61 

death which took place April loth, 1889. The farm is now in 
possession of his son, Joseph B. The family consisted of 
thirteen children, viz: 

4578 V MARTIN, BENJAMIN B., the eldest son of 
Jacob Martin, was born near Lexington, February 
llth, 1836. He is married to Elizabeth Weber and 
resides in Peel Township, Wellington County, 
where he is engaged in farming. He has had a 
family of three children, namely: VI Jacob (dead), 
VI Moses (dead), and VI Elias. 

4579V MARTIN, HENRY B., the second son, was 
born April 24th, 1837. He was married to Chris- 
tiana Fry. They reside in Wellesley Township, 
near Wallenstein P. O., where he follows farming. 
Their family consists of eight children, namely: VI 
Amos, VI John, VI Daniel, VI Veronica, VI Henry, 
VI Ezra, VI Jacob (dead), and VI Noah. 

4580 V MARTIN, DAVID B., the third son, was born 
September 2nd, 1838. He is married to Catharine 
Weber and resides in Wellesley Township, near 
Wallenstein P. O. where he owns a beautiful farm. 
Their family consisted of fourteen children, namely: 
VI Leah, VI Solomon, VI Aaron, VI Mary, VI 
Esther, VI David, VI Catharine, VI John, VI 
Lovina, VI Eli (dead), VI Josiah, VI Jacob, VI 
Enoch (dead), and VI Elizabeth. 

4581 V MARTIN, JACOB B., the fourth son, was born 
August 29th, 1840. He is married to Mary Fry. 
They reside in Peel Township, near Yatton P. O., 
where he is engaged in farming. Their family con- 
sists of nine children, namely: VI Menno, VI Chris- 
tian, VI Anna, VI Jacob, VI Norman, VI Benjamin, 
VI Isaiah, VI Mary, and VI Enoch. 

V MARTIN, MARY, the eldest daughter of Jacob 



62 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Martin, was born September 5th, 1842, and died 
November 20th, 1881. She was married to Martin 
E. Eby, a farmer. See Nos. 2644 to 2659. 

4583 V MARTIN, VERONICA, the second daughter of 
Jacob Martin, was born December llth, 1844. She 
is married to Michael Brubacher. They reside near 
St. Jacobs where he possesses his father's farm. 
See No. 1486. 

4584 V MARTIN, JOSEPH B., the fifth son of Jacob 
Martin, was born March 22nd, 1847. He is married 
to Veronica Fry and occupies the old homestead of 
his grandfather, David Martin, near Lexington. 
They have a family of three sons, namely: VI Jacob, 
VI John, and VI David. 

4585 V MARTIN, ESTHER B., the third daughter of 
Jacob Martin, was born February 28th, 1849. She 
is married to Jacob Fry. They reside on a farm 
three miles north of Elmira. Their family consists 
of eight children, namely: VI Lydia, VI Catharine, 
VI John, VI Jacob, VI Christina, VI Esther, VI 
Mary, and VI Anna. 

4586 V MARTIN, ANNA B., the fourth daughter of 
Jacob Martin, was born July 17th, 1851. She is 
married to Jacob Brubacher and resides at May 
City, Iowa, where he is engaged in farming. Their 
family consists of six children, namely: VI Eman- 
uel, VI Jacob, VI John, VI Abraham, VI Veronica, 
and VI Josiah. 

4587 V MARTIN, LYDIA B., the fifth daughter of 
Jacob Martin, was born November 12th, 1853. She 
is married to John Fry. They reside on Tilman S. 
Snyder's farm which is in Waterloo Township. 
Their family consisted of eight children, namely: 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 68 

VI Eli (dead), VI Isaac (dead), VI Esther, VI Chris- 
tina, VI Enoch, VI Lydia, VI Mary, and VI Leah. 

4588 V MARTIN, MOSES B, the sixth son of Jacob 
Martin, was born April 18th, 1856. He is married 
to Mary Baumann and resides on a farm three miles 
north of Elmira where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family consisted of seven children, namely: 
VI Israel, VI Hannah, VI Lydia (dead), VI Noah, 
VI Amos, VI Josiah, and VI Mary Ann. 

4589 V MARTIN, ELIAS B., the seventh son of Jacob 
Martin, was born January 26th, 1859. He is married 
to Leah Reist and resides in Peel Township, not far 
from Yatton P. O., where he is engaged in farming. 
They had a family of five children, namely: VI 
Moses, VI Samuel, VI Magdalena (dead), VI Esther, 
and VI Leah. 

4590 V MARTIN, CATHARINE, the sixth and young- 
est daughter of Jacob Martin, was born March 6th, 
1864, and died June 26th, 1867. 

4591 IV MARTIN, ELIZABETH, the sixth daughter 
of David and Maria ( Guth) Martin, and twin sister 
to Jacob, was born March 22nd, 1811. She came to 
Canada in 1820 and had her home with her parents 
where she died December 17th, 1834. She was 
unmarried. 

4592 IV MARTIN, MAGDALENA, the seventh daugh- 
ter of David and Maria (Guth) Martin, was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April 5th, 1813, 
and died September 26th, 1871. She was married to 
Abraham Brubacher. See No. 1490. 

4593 IV MARTIN, PETER G., the sixth son of David 

and Maria (Guth) Martin, was born in Lancaster County, Penn- 



64 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

sylvania, January Qth, 1816, and came to Canada with his parents 
when four years of age. On November i5th, 1842, he was mar- 
ried to Maria, daughter of Henry and Maria (Mosser) Baumann. 
She was born October i3th, 1822, and died May 25th, 1889. 
On March 22nd, 1844, they moved on their farm, then all bush, 
being composed of the north part of lot No. 37, German Com- 
pany's Tract, Woolwich Township, within one-half mile of St. 
Jacobs. He cleared nearly the whole of it, and now is the pos. 
sessor of one of the finest farms in Woolwich Township. He 
has disposed of 13 acres of his farm to various parties, leaving 
him 134 acres. On this farm he still resides and enjoys good 
health, and has an excellent memory for a man of his age. They 
had a family of eleven children, viz: 

4594V MARTIN, LEVI P., the eldest son, was born 
February 22nd, 1844. He was first married, Jan- 
uary 23nd, 1869, to Elizabeth Shaefer and after her 
death to Barbara Gringerich, in May, 1871, and 
resides at home on his father's place. With his 
first wife there was one child, a daughter named VI 
Elizabeth, married to Tilman M. Martin. With the 
second wife there are six children, namely: VI 
Nancy, |VI Henry, VI Maria, VI Leah, VI Isaac, 
and VI Lydia. 

4595 V MARTIN, CATHARINE P., the eldest daugh. 
ter, was born September 4th, 1845. On March 8th, 
1870, she was married to Christian Wideman, a 
farmer. They reside in Peel Township, on the 
Woolwich boundary line, a few miles west of 
Elmira. Their family is as follows, namely: VI 
Susannah, VI Levi (dead), VI Mary Ann and VI 
Rebecca (twins) (both dead), VI Henry and VI Eliz- 
abeth (twins), VI Enoch, VI Noah, and VI Menno. 

4596 V MARTIN, GIDEON P., the second son of Peter 
Martin, was born December 25th, 1847. On Feb- 
ruary 6th, 1870, he was married to Nancy Weber. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 65 

They reside in Lexington where he is engaged with 
the carpenters and also in gardening. Their family 
consisted of five children, namely: VI Susannah, VI 
Michael, VI Maria (dead), VI Elizabeth, and VI 
Judith. 

4597 V MARTIN, DAVID P., the third son of Peter 
G. Martin, was born March 15th, 1850. He was 
married, March 28th, 1875, to Rebecca Gingerich 
and resides on a farm near St. Jacobs. They have 
a family of five children, namely: VI Beneval, VI 
William, VI Mary Ann, VI Peter, and VI David. 

4598 V MARTIN, HENRY P., the fourth son of Peter 
G. Martin, was born August 13th, 1852. On Jan- 
uary 30th, 1875, he was married to Leah Rudy. He 
is a farmer and resides on a farm in north-east 
Woolwich, along the Pilkington line. They have 
had eleven children, namely: VI Lydia, VI Menno, 
VI Josiah (dead), VI Jeremiah (dead), VI Christian, 
VI Amos (dead), VI Veronica (dead), VI Jonathan, 
VI Susannah, VI Mary Ann, and VI Nancy. 

4599 V MARTIN, MARY P., the second daughter of 
Peter G. Martin, was born April 25th, 1855. On 
October 5th, 1875, she was married to Menno Reist 
who died December 10th, 1880. They resided on 
the farm now possessed by Isaac Hilborn about one 
mile east of Elmira. She is now home with her 
father and has one child named VI Nancy, born 
July 5th, 1878. 

V MARTIN, ELIZABETH P., the third daughter 
of Peter G. Martin, was born June 25th, 1857. On 
April 9th, 1879, she was married to Jacob B. Bru- 
bacher. They reside on a farm in north-east 
Woolwich, near her brother, Henry P. Martin. 
Their family consists of six children, namely: VI 



66 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Peter, VI Catharine, VI Henry, VI Maria, VI 
Amos, and "V I Christian. 

4601 V MARTIN, PETER P., the fifth son of Peter G. 
Martin, was born December 12th, 1859. On Feb- 
ruary 6th, 1885, he was married to Susannah Reist. 
They reside on a farm in Woolwich Township, 
several miles north-east of Elmira. Their family 
consists of three children, namely: VI Amanda, VI 
Jeremiah, and VI Levi. 

4602 V MARTIN, CHRISTIAN P., the sixth son of 
Peter G. Martin, was born May 20th, 1862. In Feb- 
ruary, 1889, he was married to Elizabeth Martin. 
They reside in Lexington where he is engaged in 
raising fruit and vegetables for the market. Their 
family consists of two children, namely: VI Isaiah 
and VI Veronica. 

4603 V MARTIN, NANCY P., the fourth daughter of 
Peter G. Martin, was born October 23rd, 1864. On 
January 21st, 1890, she was married to Peter Burk- 
hard. They reside on his father's place near the 
upper end of Woolwich Township where he is 
engaged in farming. They have a family of two 
children, namely: VI Simon and VI Menno. 

4604V MARTIN, JONATHAN P, the seventh and 
youngest son of Peter G. Martin, was born January 
10th, 1869. He is unmarried and has his home with 
Peter Burkhard for whom he works as hired man. 

4605 IV MARTIN, JOHN G., the seventh and youngest 
son of David and Maria (Guth) Martin, was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, May 28th, 1819. 
When a year old his parents moved to Canada and 
settled in Waterloo County, near Lexington, where 
he died in November, 1834. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 67 

4606 IV MARTIN, ABRAM B., son of III Abraham 

Martin and first cousin to III Peter Martin who settled a few 
miles north of Waterloo in 1819, was born in Earl Township, 
Lancaster County, near a place called Blue Ball, July 3oth, 1788. 
In spring of 1824 he moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo 
County, near Conestogo, on the farm now owned by David 
Musselman. From here he moved to Boon where he was 
engaged in running the saw mills for old John Biehn. While 
here he purchased a farm next to Joseph Reist's near Kossuth, 
on which he moved after leaving Boon. Here he resided until 
his death which took place March loth, 1834. He was married 
to Barbara, daughter of Samuel Weaver of Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, and sister to old Moses Weaver who used to keep 
hotel in Bundas. They had a family of eight children, viz: 

4607 V MARTIN, MARY W., the eldest in the family, 
was married to Moses Meyers. They resided in 
Ohio where she died. Mr. Meyers is again married 
and resides in Iowa. There were nine children of 
first wife, namely: VI Henry, VI John, VI Abram, 
VI Moses, VI Samuel, VI Joseph, VI Amos, VI 
Sallie, and VI Mary. They are all living yet and 
reside in Illinois and Iowa. 

4608 V MARTIN, ISAAC W., the eldest son in the 
family, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, and died in the town of Gait, Ontario. He 
was married to Magdalena High who died some 
years ago. They had a family of eight children. 
The name of one son has been received, viz: 

4609 VI MARTIN, ISAAC H., is married and resides 
in the town of Gait. 

4610 V MARTIN, HENRY W., the second son, resides 
with Mr. George D. Ellis, at Thedford, Lambton 
County, Ontario. He is unmarried. 



BIOGEAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATEELOO. 



4611V MARTIN, SAMUEL W., the third son of 
Abram B. and Barbara (Weaver) Martin, was born 
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 9th, 
1820. He followed farming for some time and was 
inspector of hotels for the South Riding of the 
county of Waterloo for a number of years. At 
present he lives retired, and owns a beautiful resi- 
dence near Dr. Lundy's, Preston, where he now 
resides. On March 22nd, 1845, he was married to 
Mary, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Moyer) Lutz. 
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Au- 
gust 27th, 1825. They have had a family of twelve 
children, viz: 

4612 VI MARTIN, BARBARA L., was born July 14th, 
1846, and died July 28th, 1846. 

4613 VI MARTIN, ABRAM L., was born December 
30th, 1847. He is married to Nettie Hudson and 
resides at Newton, Kansas, where he is engaged in 
farming. 

4614 VI MARTIN, JANE L, was born November 12th, 
1849. She is married to Franklin Jacobs. They 
reside in Newton, Kansas, where he is engaged in 
the lumber and shingle business. 

4615 VI MARTIN, WILLIAM L, was born September 
20th, 1851, and died February 8th, 1853. 

4616 VI MARTIN, CHARLES L., was born December 
20th, 1853, and died May 8th, 1854. 

4617 VI MARTIN, KEZIAH L., was born June 15th, 
1855. She is married to Edward Sauder, an archi- 
tect, and resides in West Saginaw, Michigan. 

4618 VI MARTIN, MARY L, was born June 17th, 1857. 
She is married to Melvin L. Robinson and resides 
in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They used to follow farm- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



69 



ing but lately they left the farm and moved to the 
city. 

519 VI MARTIN, SAMUEL L., was born February 
21st, 1859. After attaining the age of eighteen 
years he passed the teachers' examination and fol- 
lowed teaching with marked success until a short 
time before his death. He was married to Emeline 
Bechtel and resided in Preston where he died Jan- 
uary 29th, 1892, leaving no issue. 

520 VI MARTIN, GEORGE L., was born November 
22nd, 1860. He is married to Emiline Henderson. 
They reside near Blair, Ontario, where he is en- 
gaged in farming. 

4621 VI MARTIN, MINERVA L., was born November 
20th, 1862, and died September 28th, 1875. 

4622 VI MARTIN, MARTHA L., was born July 8th, 
1866, and died July 10th, 1866. 

VI MARTIN, LILLI ANN ELSIE L., was bora 
June 30th, 1873, and died September 12th, 1873. 



4624V MARTIN, ABRAM W., the fourth son of 
Abram B. and Barbara (Weaver) Martin, was mar- 
ried to Catharine Kratz. They resided on a farm 
near Jordan, Lincoln County, Ontario, where he 
died December 6th, 1893. Their family consisted 
of four children, namely f VI Franklin, VI Judson 
(dead), VI Ellen, married to Courtland High, and 
VI Mary, married to Aaron Weaver. 

525 V MARTIN, JOHN W., the fifth son of Abram B. 
and Barbara (Weaver) Martin, is married to Sarah 
Clemens. They reside on Henry Wanner's old 
place near the Wanner Mennonite Meeting House, 



70 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

about a mile west of Hespeler. Their family con- 
sists of four children, viz: 

4626 VI MARTIN, MARY ANN, is married to George 
D. Ellis, a farmer. This reside at Thedford, Lamb- 
ton County, Ontario. 

4627 VI MARTIN, EMELINE, is married to George 
Copeland, an insurance agent. They reside in 
Hamilton, Ontario. 

4628 VI MARTIN, SAMUEL C., proprietor of the 
Speedsville woollen mills, is married to Naomi 
Schleuter. He resides at. Speedsville, near Preston, 
Ontario. 

4629 VI MARTIN, CARRIE, youngest in the family, is 
married to V. R. Con way, druggist. They reside 
at Sault St. Marie, Michigan. 

4630 V MARTIN, DANIEL, the sixth son of Abram 
B. and Barbara (Weaver) Martin, died aged about 
4 years. 

4631 V MARTIN, BARBARA W., the youngest child 
of Abram B. and Barbara (Weaver) Martin, died 
aged 17 days. 




MASTER. 

(The old spelling was Meschter.) 

4632 I MESCHTER, GREGORIUS, the progenitor of 

this numerous family, was a native of the Palatinate, Germany, 
where he was born about the year 1696. He was a man of great 
piety, of indomitable courage and energy of character, and was 
in possession of considerable means. The principal cause of his 
emigrating to America was a desire to dwell among his co-re- 
ligionists, the "Schwenkfelders," who had formed several settle- 
ments in Montgomery and other counties in Pennsylvania at a 
very early date. In 1734, he and his wife, Maria Krauss, emi- 
grated to America and settled in Montgomery County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where they resided until their deaths. He died December 
i6th, 1775, and she died November loth, 1756. To them was 
born a family of seven children, the eldest of whom was born on 
the Atlantic Ocean while coming to America. The rest were all 
born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The names are as 
follows: 

4633 II MASTER, CHRISTOPHER, was born on the 
Atlantic Ocean, in June, 1734. He was married to 

Christina, daughter of Jeremiah and (Wolf) 

Yeakel, May 7th, 1766. She was born in 1748. They 
resided in Chester County, Pennsylvania, opposite 
Pottstown, Montgomery County. To them were 
born ten children, viz: 

4634 III MASTER, SUSANNAH, was born February 
20th, 1767, and died May 2nd, 1767. 

4635 III MASTER, MARIA, was born March 10th, 1768, 
and died October 18th, 1769. 

4636 III MASTER, DAVID, was born September 13th, 
1769, and died December 20th, 1774. 



72 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4637 III MASTER, CHRISTINA, was born December 
24th, 1771, and died December 2nd, 1775. 

4638 III MASTER, GEORGE, was born in 1774, and 
died January 2nd, 1775. 

4639 III MASTER, REGINA, was born September 26th, 
1776, and died in February, 1800. She was married, 
in 1798, to Daniel Yocom. 

4640 III MASTER, CHRISTOPHER, was born March 
13th, 1778. 

4641 III MASTER, MAGDALENA, was born June 
17th, 1780, and died July 26th, 1856. She was 
married to Daniel Yocom, husband of her deceased 
sister, Regina. 

4642 III MASTER, JOHN, was born June 22nd, 1783. 

4643 III MASTER, ISAAC, was born January 23rd, 

1787, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, June 2ist, 1853. 
On May nth, 1809, he was married to Mary, daughter of Abra- 
ham Clemens. She died May 26th, 1870. Mr. Master was the 
only member of the family who settled in Canada. He with his 
wife and family of four children moved to this country in 1819 
and settled, September igth, on lot No. i, ist Concession, lower 
block, Waterloo Township, about halfway between Preston and 
Gait. Here they raised a large family, viz: 

4644 IV MASTER, JOHN, the eldest son of Isaac and 

Mary (Clemens) Master, was born in Chester County, Pennsyl- 
vania, March 7th, 1810. He came to Canada with his parents 
when nine years of age. On October 3oth, 1830, he was mar- 
ried to Nancy Stauffer who was born August 4th, 1811, and 
died May i3th, 1843. After her decease he was married to 
Catharine Reichert, April 3oth, 1844. She was born in this 
county, May i5th, 1811. After his marriage he resided on a 
farm near that of his father's where he remained several years. 
Being persuaded by some parties to quit the life of an husband- 
man and begin that of an inn-keeper, he left the farm now in 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 73 

possession of James Cowan and moved to Dundas where he 
took possession of the old hotel known as "Peter Bomberger's," 
a great resort for travellers from all parts of the northern and 
western counties. But being brought up to the business of 
agriculture he soon became so disgusted with the life of "inn- 
keeping" that after the short stay of six months he disposed of 
his business in Dundas and returned to Waterloo, the county of 
his adoption. After his return he settled in Wilmot Township, 
several miles west of New Dundee, on the farm now in posses- 
sion of John Master, his grandson. From here he moved to 
Plattsville, Oxford County, where he resided until 1891, thence 
to Berlin where he and his aged partner are spending the evening 
of their lives with their son Isaac, ex-M. P. P. Here they have a 
pleasant home and the loving care of all. To him and his first 
wife was born a family of six children, viz: 

4645 V MASTER, SALLIE ANN, the eldest, was born 
February 6th, 1833. On February 7th, 1849, she was 
married to Jacob, son of old Jacob Shupe. They 
reside in the town of Gait where he is engaged as a 
pattern maker. Their family consisted of two 
children, namely: John, born November 18th, 1849, 
died some years ago, and Wellington, born February 
20th, 1854. He is a merchant and resides in the 
town of Gait. 

4646 V MASTER, ISAAC, the eldest son, was born 
March igth, 1835. His boyhood days were spent on his father's 
farm. His early opportunity for the acquisition of learning being 
very limited, his attainments in this particular were confined to 
the common branches of an education taught in our country 
schools, limited to those months in the winter when the duties 
on the farm were not so pressing. He, however, acquired the 
habit of improving every leisure moment during the more busy 
season of the year, and though the duties of farm life kept him 
from school, it did not keep him from his books. After arriving 
at the age of maturity he chose farming as the calling of his life 



74 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

and settled several miles west of New Dundee on the farm now 
in possession of his son. Here he resided until October, 1891, 
when he moved to Berlin. Mr. Master having his mind well 
schooled and disciplined in the knowledge of all our political insti- 
tutions in the varied systems which prevail under the constitu- 
tions and legislation of the different provinces of our dominion, 
early identified himself with the Liberal or Reform party and has 
up to the present remained faithful to the noble principles 
advocated by the Liberal Government. At the general conven- 
tion held at Boon some time in February, 1877, for the purpose 
of selecting a candidate to represent the S. R. of the county of 
Waterloo in the provincial government, Mr. Master was unan- 
imously chosen as the standard bearer of the Reform party and 
on March 5th, 1877, he was elected member of the Provincial 
Parliament by a handsome majority. He was the representative 
in the Local House for the S. R. of this county until October, 
1891, when he was appointed registrar for the county of Waterloo. 
He is married to Lydia Ann, daughter of Samuel and Nancy 
(Ziegler) Fried. To them was born a family of ten children, viz: 

4647 VI MASTER, MARIA, was born December 8th, 
1858. She is unmarried and resides home with her 
parents. 

4648 VI MASTER, JOHN FRANKLIN, was born Octo- 
ber 5th, 1860. He was married twice, first to Lizzie 
Hallman and after her decease to Maria Histand. 
They reside in Wilrnot Township, about three miles 
west of New Dundee, where he owns a beautiful 
farm. 

4649 VI MASTER, NANCY, was born March 24th, 1862, 
and died, August 31st, 1882. 

4650 VI MASTER, OLIVER, was born June 17th, 1864, 
and died July 5th, 1882. 

4651 VI MASTER, LEVI, was born March 13th, 1866. 
He is married to Ida Rudell and resides in Wilmot 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 75 

Township, south-west of Haysville, where he is 
engaged in farming. 

4652 VI MASTER, IRWIN, was bora January llth, 
1868. He is married to Rachel Deeton and resides 
two miles west of New Dundee where he is engaged 
in farming. 

4653 VI MASTER, ALBERT EDWARD, was born 

September 17th, 1870. He resides in New Dundee 
where he and Mr. Wing are in partnership in the 
mercantile business. 

4654 VI MASTER, ELSIE, was born October 17th, 
1872. She is unmarried and has her home with her 
parents. 

4655 VI MASTER, MIRANDA, was born January 31st, 
1875. She is home. 

4656 VI MASTER, WILLIAM AUSTIN, was bora 
March 5th, 1877, and died January 29th, 1892. 

4657 V MASTER, MARY, the second daughter of John 
Master, was bora March 12th, 1837. She was mar- 
ried to Samuel Levan. They resided in Saginaw, 
Michigan, where she died February 1st, 1891. This 
union was blessed with five children, viz: 

VI DANIEL M. was bora November 28th, 1856. 
He resides in Fargo, Michigan. 
VI JULIA ANN was bom October 25th, 1858. 
She resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

VI LEVI was bora April 7th, 1861. 

VI AARON was born April 27th, 1864. 

VI OLIVER was born December 14th, 1866, and 

died July 6th, 1867. 



76 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4658 V MASTER, HANNAH, was born June 4th, 1839. 
On September 9th, 1856, she was married to Jacob 
S. Levan who was born December 31st, 1830, and 
died in Berlin, May 2nd, 1876. After the decease of 
Mr. Levan she was married to Edward Roat, April 
2nd, 1878. To her and her first husband were born 
four children, viz: 

VI ISAAC M. was born June 30th, 1857, and was 
married to Emma Sanderson, July 20th, 1887. He 
is a graduate of the Toronto University and is now 
engaged by the board of that institute as one of its 
lecturers. They reside in the city of Toronto. See 
Isaac M. Levan. 

VI WILLIAM E. was born July 7th, 1863, and 
died September 17th, 1863. 

VI ALBERT E. was born September 12th, 1869, 
and died September 12th, 1872. 

VI JAMES S. was bom May 23rd, 1874. He is a 
book-keeper and resides in Berlin. 

4659 V MASTER, LEVI, was born in Waterloo County, 

near New Dundee, Ontario, February 8th, 1841. His days of 
youth were spent with his father on the farm. When a mere lad 
he became animated with a thirst for learning. But the schools 
of his time were of an inferior kind and afforded none of the 
facilities now attainable in acquiring the rudiments of education. 
Schools then were kept open only a few months during the 
winter. Consequently he received at school nothing but the 
ordinary instruction which farmers' sons of that period usually 
received. The information thus received laid the foundation of 
a good education. By the time he attained the age of seventeen 
or eighteen years he passed his examination as a public school 
teacher. He followed teaching for a number of years. Later he 
entered the ministry of the M. E. Church. In 1869 he moved to 
Michigan where he continued to labor for his Master in the M- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 77 

E. Church with great diligence and zeal. At present he is 
presiding elder of the church of his choice. His home is in 
Kalamazoo, Michigan. On January ist, 1861, he was married to 
Maria Fried who was born January 24th, 1840. To them was 
born a family of five children, viz: 

4660 VI MASTER, WILLIAM, was born December 
6th, 1861, and died December 17th, 1861. 

4661 VI MASTER, ELIZA ANN, born July 27th, 1863. 

4662 VI MASTER, ELSIE JANE, was born November 
27th, 1865, and died September 7th, 1866. 

4663 VI MASTER, SHERIDAN, born March 7th, 1869. 

4664 VI MASTER, FRANCES BARNES, born Jan- 
uary 5th, 1876. 

4665 V MASTER, HARRIET, the youngest child of 
John and Nancy (Stauffer) Master, was born March 
14th, 1848. She is married to George Biles, a horse- 
shoer, carriage ironer, etc. They reside at Fargo, 
Michigan. Their family consists of eight children, 
viz: 

VI ALICE, born December 30th, 1864. 

VI GEORGE FREDERICK, born Feb. 14, 1866. 
VI OSCAR P., born September 23rd, 1867. 
VI JOHN MASTER, born October 6th, 1869. 
VI WILLIAM J., born June 24th, 1871. 

VI HARRIET ELIZA, born April 1st, 1873, died 

April 26th, 1874. 

VI MARY ANN, born January 25th, 1875. 

VI FRANCES MAUD, born November 25th, 1877. 

4666 IV MASTER, ELIZABETH, daughter of III Isaac 



78 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Master, was born March 7th, 1810. She died in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in infancy. 

4667 IV MASTER, GEORGE, was born December 23rd, 

1813. He was married, December 29th, 1840, to Emeline 
Adsett who was born January i3th, 1825. They resided in 
different places in the county, Berlin, Wilmot Centre, etc. His 
wife died many years ago, leaving a family of four children. 
After her decease he married again, but name of his second wife 
was not received. He died in Plattsville, Oxford County, Octo- 
ber ist, 1874. There was no issue of second marriage. 

4668 V MASTER, LEWIS E., the eldest son of George 
Master, was born November 3rd, 1842. He is mar- 
ried but no information received in regard to his 
place of residence or family. 

4669 V MASTER, EDWARD ELLIS, was born Novem- 
ber 2nd, 1845. No information received about him, 
quite likely he is dead. 

4670 V MASTER, JARED K., was born February 19th, 
1848. He is a cabinet maker by trade and is en- 
gaged in The Simpson Company's factory. He is 
married to Margaret Fellman and resides in the 
town of Berlin. 

4671 V MASTER, MALISSA, was born May 3rd, 1856, 
and died an infant. 

4672 IV MASTER, SARAH ANN, was born January 
23rd, 1816. She was married to Benjamin Shupe, 
deceased. They resided in Indiana, U. S., where 
she died December 4th, 1881. They had a family 
of several children but are all dead save one. 

4673 IV MASTER, ABRAHAM, was born April llth, 
1818. He resided in Wilmot Township where he 
died July 7th, 1853. His wife was Lucinda, daugh- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 79 

ter of Yankee David Clemens. They had two 
children, namely: V David and V Mary Ann. 

4674 IV MASTER, MARY, was born May 7th, 1820. 
She was married to Edward Ellis. They resided 
in North Dumfries where he died. Some time after 
his decease she moved to Toronto where she still 
resides. They had no issue. 

4675 IV MASTER, ISAAC, was born January 25th, 
1822, and died July 30th, 1834. 

4676 IV MASTER, HANNAH, was born December 
18th, 1824. She was married to Benjamin Erb. 
They resided in Bosanquet Township where she 
died. They had a family of several children. See 
Benjamin Erb's family. 

4677 IV MASTER, CATHARINE, was born August 
3rd, 1826. She was married to Amos Snyder. They 
resided near Preston until they moved to Manitoba 
where she died February 24th, 1886. See Amos 
Snyder's family. 

4678 IV MASTER, SAMUEL, was born June 19th, 
1828. He was married to Barbara Hoffman. They 
resided in Berlin. Later they moved to Plattsville, 
Ontario, where they both died, leaving a family of 
several children, two of whom are living yet, 
namely: V Elizabeth and V Lucinda; 

4679 IV MASTER, NANCY, was born March 29th, 
1830. On September 14th, 1851, she was married to 
Jacob Shuh who was born January 28th, 1831, and 
died March 23rd, 1875. They resided in Berlin 
where the widow still resides. See Jacob Shuh's 
family. 

4680 IV MASTER, ELIZA, was bom July 2nd, 1832. 
She was married to John Winger. They resided in 



80 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Berlin for a number of years but some time ago 
they moved to Wooster, Ohio, where they still 
reside. They had a large family but names of only 
three of the children were received, namely: V 
Theresa, V Amanda, and V Ella. 

4681 IV MASTER, HENRY, was born March 27th, 
1834. He is married to Elmina Hammacher. They 
reside in Middle ville, Michigan, and have a family 
of several children. 

4682 IV MASTER, LEWIS, was born January 8th, 1836, 
and died August 15th, 1836. 

4683 IV MASTER, LUCINDA, the youngest child of 
old Isaac and Mary (Clemens) Master, was born 
January 29th, 1837, and died aged about twenty 
years. 

4684 II MASTER, MARIA, born December 21st, 1736. 

4685 II MASTER, MELCHO1R, born June 28th, 1740. 

4686 II MASTER, SUSANNAH, born Sept. 25th, 1742. 

468711 MASTER, BALTZER, born October 1st, 1745, 
died August 2nd, 1809. 

4688 II MASTER, ANNA, born May 29th, 1748. 

4689 II MASTER, GEORGE, born April 18th, 1750. 




fflcNALLY. 



In 1795 a Mr. McNally with his wife and two sons left their 
paternal home in Britain and emigrated to America. They 
landed at Philadelphia and soon wended their way to Lancaster 
County where they had intended to settle, but immediately after 
their arrival in their new home the parents died, leaving two sons 
named II William and II Henry. William was born in 1791 
and was married to a Miss Hefflefinger. They resided in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, where he was engaged in black- 
smithing. To them were born several children who settled in 
different parts of Pennsylvania. Henry, the younger son, was 
born April 2ist, 1794. In 1821 he was married to Sarah Kinzel 
who was born August igth, 1800, and died April 4th, 1885. In 
spring, 1824, Henry with wife and family bid adieu to Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, and moved to Canada. They settled at 
Binkley's,t below Dundas, Ontario, where he was working at his 
trade, wagon building. Here they- resided temporarily until 
October of the same year, then moved north to Waterloo County, 
and settled within the vicinity of Preston where he carried on his 
business for a number of years. When well advanced in years 
he and his aged partner made their home with their son, Harry, 
where he died July nth, 1864, leaving two sons, viz: 

4690 III McNALLY, REV. JOHN, was born in Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania, March 7th, 1822. When he was two 
years of age his parents moved near Preston, Ontario, where he 
was raised. In 1844 he was married to Mary Ann Shoemaker. 
Soon after their marriage they moved a little north of Preston, on 
the farm now possessed by Noah Moyer. In spring, 1854, Mr. 
McNally purchased the old "Wendel Baumann Farm" about one 
mile south of Blair where he was engaged in farming for many 
years but now lives retired. When a young man he was con- 
verted unto the Lord and soon thereafter joined the New Men- 

t Mr. Binkley was uncle to Sarah Kinzel (Mrs. McNally,). 



82 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

nonites (the Hoch party). In October, 1852, he was ordained 
to the ministry of that body. Mr.- McNally has so far faithfully 
served the church of his choice in the capacity of the ministry 
for more than forty years and very rarely was he absent (during 
these years) from the public duties of the Sabbath unless to 
assist a brother in preaching a funeral sermon or through sickness. 
His sermons, characterized by ability and well seasoned with the 
true spirit (love), are always well received and appreciated by his 
congregation which is strongly attached to him. May he be 
spared to continue his work for many years in the ingathering of 
souls for the Lord's kingdom. His family consisted of eleven 
children, viz: 

4691 IV McNALLY, ANGUS, the eldest in family, was. 
born September llth, 1845. He is married to Mary 
Ann Cassel. They reside in Blair, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in manufacturing woollen goods. 
His family consists of one son named V Ervin. 

4692 IV McNALLY, JACOB, was born April 20th, 1847. 
He is home. 

4693 IV McNALLY, GIDEA ANN, was born March 
7th, 1851. She was married to Ephraim Erb. They 
resided at Brown City, Michigan, where she died 
June 2nd, 1887, leaving a family of three children, 
namely: V Luanna, V Arnetta, and V Clayton. 

4694 IV McNALLY, ISAAC, was born January 13th, 
1853. He is married to Ehnina Hnber and resides 
on the old "Herner Farm" near Blair. Their family 
consists of seven children, namely: V Harold, V 
Alfred, V Walter, V John, V William, V Charles, 
and V Harry. 

4695 IV McNALLY, WHJJAM, was bom j uly 2 2nd, 
1855. He is married to Rebecca Bowman. They 
reside near Brown City, Michigan, where he is 
engaged in farming. To them are born two sons, 
namely: V Hiram and V Leslie. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 83 

4696 IV McNALLY, SARAH ANN, was born January 
20th, 1857. She is unmarried and is at home with 
her parents. 

4697 IV McNALLY, ELIZABETH, was born April 
19th, 1860. She is married to Hiram Bowman, a 
farmer. They reside at Bloomingdale and have two 
children, namely: V Walter and V Harvey. 

4698 IV McNALLY, JOHN 8., was bora October 19th, 
1862. He was first married to Emma May Quickfall 
who died October 6th, 1889, aged 26 years, 4 months, 
and 23 days, leaving one daughter named V Olive 
who died December llth, 1889, aged 4 months and 
21 days. In 1895 Mr. McNally was again married to 
Sarah Rudell. They reside on his father's old 
homestead where he is engaged in farming. 

4699 IV McNALLY, PRISCILLA, was born November 
26th, 1864. She is unmarried and at home with her 
parents. 

4700 IV McNALLY, ELMINA, was born July llth, 
1867, and died September 24th, 1894. She was not 
married. 

4701 IV McNALLY, MINNIE, was born May 21st, 1872. 
She is married to John Thamer. They reside on 
the old "Clemens Farm," a mile west of Roseville, 
where he is engaged in farming. 

L702 III McNALLY, HARRY, son of Henry and Sarah 
(Kinzel) McNally, was born near Dundas, Ontario, 
June 13th, 1824. He is married to Louisa Roth 
and resides near Blair on the old "Bricker Place" 
where he is engaged in farming. His family con- 
sists of three children, namely: IV Sarah, IV 
Solinda, and IV Henry. 



MEYER. 

4703 I JMEYER, CHRISTIAN, a native of Switzerland, 
came to America in 1724 and settled in fStrasburg 
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He 
was a Mennonite in faith and was married to 
Elizabeth Kauffman who was born January 15th, 
1720. They had a family of eight children, viz: 

4704 II MEYER, ELIZABETH, born Sept. 24th, 1743. 

4705 II MEYER, MARIA, born July 1st, 1746. 

4706 II MEYER, JOHN, born November 25th, 1748. 

4707 II MEYER, CHRISTIAN, born April 20th, 1751. 

4708 II MEYER, ANDREW, born May 29th, 1753. 

4709 II MEYER, MICHAEL, bom December 8th, 1755. 

4710 II MEYER, HENRY, born April 15th, 1760. 

4711 II MEYER, ABRAHAM, born January 17th, 1763. 

4712 II MEYER, JOHN, the third member of the 
family, was born November 25th, 1748. He was 
married to Barbara Kauffman who was born in 
Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, April llth, 1751. They had a family of seven 
children, viz: 

4713 III MEYER, ESTHER, born January 15th, 1772. 

4714 III MEYER, MARIA, twin sister to Esther, was 
born January 15th, 1772. 

J Old Christian's name was "Myers" and not "Meyer." All old records, papers signed 
by him, and tombstones have "Myers." 

t Strasburg Township was established before or about the time of the forming of the 
county of Lancaster. As it was established it included the township of Paradise which has 
since been cut off. The part that still retains the original name was settled chiefly by Swiss 
Mennonites who emigrated by way of Holland from 1710 to 1725. The descendants of the 
early settlers are still to be found in the township, such as the Herrs, Groflfs, Neffs, Eshle- 
mans, Brenemans, Kendigs, Brechbills, Brubakers, Buchwalters, Lehmans, Millers, Lantzes, 
flostetlers, Meyers, Kauffmans, etc. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 85 

4715 III MEYER, CHRISTIAN, born August 7th, 1773. 

4716 III MEYER, ESTHER * born April 10th, 1777. 

4717 III MEYER, JOHN, born December 4th, 1778. 

4718 III MEYER, EVE, born April 27th, 1782. 

4719 III MEYER, SUSANNAH, born June 27th, 1785. 

4720 III MEYER, JOHN, the fifth member of the last 
named family, was born December 4th, 1778. He 
was married to Barbara Negley who was born 
December 22nd, 1785. They resided on the old 
Meyer homestead where they had a family of twelve 
children, viz: 

4721 IV MEYER, HANNAH, born December 2nd, 1803. 

4722 IV MEYER, ELIZABETH, born March 20th, 1805. 

4723 IV MEYER, SARAH, born August 16th, 1806. 

4724 IV MEYER, JOHN, born August 21st, 1808. 

4725 IV MEYER, JACOB, born April 14th, 1810. 

4726 IV MEYER, MICHAEL, born March 12th, 1812. 

4727 IV MEYER, MOSES, born January 31st, 1814. 

4728 IV MEYER, SAMUEL, born March 6th, 1816. 

4729 IV MEYER, SOLOMON, born July 24th, 1818. 

4730 IV MEYER, POLLY, born January 12th, 1821. 

4731 IV MEYER, AMOS, born May 27th, 1824. 

4732 IV MEYER, JOSEPH, born August 21st, 1826. 

4733 IV MEYER, JOHN, the fourth member of last 

named family, was born August 2ist, 1808. He came to Canada 
when a young man and settled in the county of Waterloo. At 
his arrival here he was engaged by Mr. Jacob S. Shoemaker of 
Bridgeport where he put in his first work in Canada. He was 

* The first Esther died in infancy, long before the second Esther was born. 



86 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

married to Mary, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth* Wenger. 
She was born April 28th, 1814, and died March i6th, 1868. 
They resided in the township of Woolwich, one mile east of 
Heidelberg where she died. After her death he was again mar- 
ried to a Mrs. Wenger and during the last years of his life he 
resided in the village of St. Jacobs where he died August 8th, 
1883. They had a family of thirteen children, vitf 

4734 V MEYER, DIANA, the eldest, was born Septem- 
ber 3rd, 1834. She is married to Henry Witmer. 
They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, where he is 
engaged in farming. Their family consists of eight 
children, namely: VI David, VI Hannah, VI Mary 
Ann, VI Angeline, VI John, VI Aaron, VI Minerva, 
and VI Levi. 

4735 V MEYER, LOUISANA, was born February 21st, 
1836. She was first married to Henry Rudy with 
whom she had three children, namely: VI Joseph, 
VI Elizabeth, and VI Emily. After her first hus- 
band's decease she was married to Henry Stutz 
with whom she had three children, namely: VI 
Hannah, VI William Henry, and VI Moses, and 
after Mr. Stutz's decease she was married to her 
third husband, Hiram Stauffer, and now resides at 
Alma, Michigan. With him she has two children, 
namely: VI Albert Meyer and VI Ada Blanche. 

4736 V MEYER, ELIAB, was born June 7th, 1837. He 
resides in Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa, and is mar- 
ried to Sarah Daws. His family consists of six 
children, namely: VI Orilla, VI John, VI Archibald, 
and three others whose names were not received. 

4737 V MEYER, SOLOMON, was born August 20th, 
1838. He was a farmer and resided near Heidel- 

* Maiden name Zimmerman, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 87 

berg, Waterloo County, where he died September 
9th, 1877. He was married to Caroline Crowder 
and had a family of seven children, namely: VI 
Josiah, VI Mary Ann, VI Isaac, VI Angeline, VI 
Orilla, VI Msley, arid VI Solomon. 

4738 V *MYERS, ISAAC W., was born November 20th, 
1839. He is a farmer and resides at Hampton, Iowa', 
where he is also proprietor of the Hampton, Geneva 
and Latimer creameries. He is married to Alice 
Francisco, arid has a family of seven children, 
namely: VI Inez A., VI Orson Francisco, VI John 
Percival, VI Irving Aaron, VI Helen M., VI Gar- 
field, died aged 1 year, and VI Ruth M. 

4739V MEYER, MARY ANN, was born July 17th, 
1841. She is married to Horace Freeland. They 
reside at Caledonia, Michigan. Their family con- 
sists of six children, namely: VI John, VI Mary 
Jane, VI Sarah Jane, VI Amos, VI Allan, and VI 
Homer. 

4740V MEYER, SARAH, was born February 17th, 

1843. She was first married to Zimmerman Martin 
and after his decease to David B. Schneider. They 
reside in the town of Berlin. No issue of first 
husband but of second marriage there are two 
children, namely: VI Albert and VI Joseph M. See 
David B. Schneider's family. 

4741 V MEYER, ELIZABETH, was born May 17th, 

1844. She was married to the late Isaac L. Bowman. 
Her place of residence is on Church Street, Berlin, 
Ontario. Her family consists of four sons, namely: 
VI Leander, VI Arthur, VI Franklin, and VI 
Hervey. See Isaac L. Bowman's family. 

* This member of the family has resumed the old spelling of the name "Myers" and not 
"Meyer" as the family has it. The old progenitor of this family spelled his name "Myers." 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



4742 V MEYER, HANNAH, was born March J4th, 1846. 
She was married to Aaron C. Bowman who was 
instantly killed by a runaway of his horse in Grand 
Rapids, Michigan, in September, 1885. They re- 
sided at Corinth, Michigan, and had a family of 
two children, twins, named VI Byron and VI 
Nettie. 

4743 V MEYER, ABSALOM, was born July 13th, 1847. 
He is a farmer and resides at Peabody, Kansas. 
His wife is Lovina Moyer. Their family consists 
of nine children, namely: VI Alfred, VI Elmina, 
VI Martha, VI Lydia, VI Edith, VI Elsie, VI Edna, 
VI Arthur, and VI Orrel. 

4744 V MEYER, BARBARA, was born May 12th, 1849. 
She was married to the late Benjamin S. Brubacher. 
They resided near St. Jacobs, Waterloo County, 
Ontario, where he died. After his decease she 
was married to Wendel Baumann. They reside at 
Caledonia, Michigan. She had two sons with her 
first husband, namely: VI Albert and VI Josephus; 
with the second husband there are seven children, 
namely: VI Ada, VI Nellie, VI Elias, VI Benjamin, 
VI Chester, VI Wendel, and VI Lizzie. See No. 
1440 and also No. 276. 

4745 V MEYER, JOHN, was born May 10th, 1851. He 
resides in the town of Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, where he 
and Abram Moyer of Palmerston are partners and proprietors of 
the Maitland Valley Roller Mills of Listowel and the Victoria 
Roller Mills of Palmerston, Wellington County, Ontario. They 
are both practical millers and are well posted on the milling 
business of the day. There is a strong demand for their flour in 
both the home and foreign market. Mr. Meyer is married to 
Angeline Snyder and has a family of ten children, namely: VI 
Caleb (dead), VI Emmaline (dead), VI Josephus Snyder, VI 
Alva Hervey (dead), VI Archie John, VI Benjamin Homer, VI 



89 



Angeline Orilla, VI Ida Alberta, VI Arthur Oswald, and VI 
Lilian Olive. 

4746 V MEYER, AARON, was born near Heidelberg, 
Ontario, June 1st, 1853. After having served his 
apprenticeship as a miller, he went to the western 
states where he followed the business until his 
death which took place at Harlan, Shelby County, 
Iowa, at the residence of his brother, Eliab, July 
5th, 1875. He was unmarried. 



MILLER. 



Of the early settlers in this county we had four 
families named Miller, namely: Jacob, Christian, 
William, and Abraham. We shall first give the 
descendants of old Jacob, then of Christian and 
William, and finally of Abraham. 

t747I MILLER, JACOB, a native of Cumberland 
County, Pennsylvania, was born March 26th, 1777, 
and was married to Magdalena, youngest daughter 
of Peter and Mary (Bear) Bricker (No. 1322). She 
was born May 12th, 1775, and died in Woolwich 
Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, January 6th, 
1853. He died October 26th, 1853. They moved to 
Canada some seventy years ago and settled a little 
north of Waterloo, on the farm now possessed by 
Andrew Groff. To them were born five children, 
viz: 

4748 II MILLER, JOHN B., the eldest, was born in 



90 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, February 24th, 
1802, and was married, in Waterloo County, March 
30th, 1827, to Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac and 
Susannah (Kindig) Latschaw. She was born in 
Berks County, Pennsylvania, October 13th, 1802. 
They resided in Woolwich Township, on the farm 
now possessed by Moses Brubacher. He died Sep- 
tember 20th, 1881, and she died in Wallace, Perth 
County, July 30th, 1885. To them was born a family 
of nine children, viz: 

4749 III MILLER, MARGARETTA, was born July 
llth, 1828, and was married to Jonathan Bliehm 
(No. 1115). They reside in Michigan where he is 
engaged in farming. To them were born the fol- 
lowing children, namely: IV Eliza, IV Hettie (dead), 

IV Henry, IV Angeline, IV Mary Ann, and IV 
Oilman. 

4750 III MILLER, ISAAC, was born November 30th, 
1831, and is married to Elizabeth Bricker (No. 1299). 
They resided in Wallace Township, Perth County, 
where he followed farming many years but now 
resides in Listowel, Ontario. To them was born a 
family of fifteen children, viz: 

4751 IV MILLER, WILLIAM, died, aged 2 years. 

4752 IV MILLER, CATHARINE, died, aged 4 years. 

4753 IV MILLER, MOSES, died, aged 23 years. 

4754 IV MILLER, JOHN, died, aged 19 years. 

4755 IV MILLER, ABRAHAM, was born February 
24th, 1864, and is married to Catharine Huehn. 
They reside in Berlin where he is engaged in horse- 
shoeing, carriage ironing and general blacksmith- 
ing. His family consists of four children, namely: 

V Matilda, V Sidney (dead), V Harvey (dead), and 
V Edgar. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 91 

4756 IV MILLER, BENJAMIN, was born January 13th, 
1867, and is married to Louisa Daub. They reside 
in Berlin where he is engaged in carriage and 
wagon building. His family consists of three 
children, namely: V Alberta, V Maletta, and V 
Oscar (dead). 

4757 IV MILLER, ISAAC, twin brother to Benjamin, 
was born January 13th, 1867, and is married to 
Lizzie Harttung. They reside in Wallace, Perth 
County, where he is farming. Their family is as 
follows, namely: V Ralph, V Agnes, and another 
daughter whose name was not received. 

4758 IV MILLER, CAROLINA, was born in 1869, and 
is married to John Ballet. They reside in Monkton, 
Perth County, where he is engaged in blacksmith- 
ing. They have three children, but names were not 
received. 

4759 IV MILLER, LOVINA, twin sister to Caroline, 
was born in 1869. She is married to John Shell, a 
shoemaker. They reside in Wallace and have one 
child named V Alminda. 

1760 IV MILLER, ALBERT, was born December 9th, 
1871. He is a blacksmith and works for his brother, 
Abraham, in Berlin. He is unmarried. 

4761 IV MILLER, ALEXANDER, was born in 1873. 

He is a barber and has his place of business in 

Detroit, Michigan. 
4762 IV MILLER, ELIZABETH, died, aged 5 years. 
1763 IV MILLER, JAMES, died same day he was born. 
1764 IV MILLER, LE'V I, died same day he was born. 
4765 IV MILLER, AMANDA, born in 1877, resides at 

home with her parents. 



92 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4766 III MILLER, JACOB, was born July 1st, 1834, and 
is married to Magdalena,* daughter of Amos and 
Mary (Eby) Cressman. She was born August 16th, 
1834. They resided on his father's place in Wool- 
wich Township, where she died June 3rd, 1862. 
After her decease he was again married to Nancy 
Ernst and at present they reside at Wetzel, Antrim 
County, Michigan, where he is farming. To him 
was born a family of fifteen children, namely: IV 
Moses, IV Amos, IV Susannah, IV Elizabeth, IV 
John, IV Lucinda, and IV Mary Ann, are of the 
first wife and are all dead save the younger two; 
and IV Henry, IV Nancy, IV Lovina, IV Lydia, IV 
Jacob, IV Aaron, IV Abram, and IV Emanuel of 
the second wife. 

4767 III MILLER, JOHN, was born August 7th, 1836, 
and died April 24th, 1841. 

4768 III MILLER, MAGDALENA, was born May 15th, 
1838, and is married to Isaac, son of Amos and 
Mary (Eby) Cressman. They reside near Lebanon 
P. O., Maryborough Township, Wellington County, 
where he is engaged in farming. To them are born 
the following children, namely: IV Angeline, IV 
Edward, IV Elizabeth, IV Catharine, IV Sarah, 
and another daughter and also a son whose names 
were not received. 

4769 III MILLER, MOSES, was born August 2nd, 1840, 
and died May 1st, 1841. 

4770 III MILLER, LEVI, was born February 19th, 1843, 
and died May llth, 1843. 

4771 III MILLER, ELIZABETH, was born February 
19th, 1843 (twin sister to Levi). She was married to 

* See Amos Cressman's family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 93 

Abraham Keller. They resided in Kent County, 
Michigan, where she died June 30th, 1893, leaving 
the following family, namely: IV John (dead), IV 
Catharine, IV Levi, IV Lovina, and IV Moses. 

4772 III MILLER, CATHARINE, was born December 
4th, 1845. On August 25th, 1868, she was married 
to Ferdinand Karges. They reside near Kurtz ville 
P. O., Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, 
where he is engaged in farming. To them is born 
the following family, namely: IV Elizabeth, IV 
Caroline, IV Mary, IV David, and a daughter 
whose name was not received. 



4773 II MILLER, CATHARINE, was born in Cumber- 
land County, Pennsylvania, November 4th, 1803. 
She was married to Henry Martin who was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 16th, 
1794, and died in Woolwich Township, about three 
miles north of Waterloo, June 8th, 1853. She died 
October 2nd, 1870. To them was born a family of 
ten children, namely: III Peter, III Magdalena, III 
Nancy, III Elias, III Susannah, III Catharine, III 
Lydia, III Leah, III Henry, and III David. See 
Henry Martin's family. 

4774 II MILLER, MARY, was born in Cumberland 
County, Pennsylvania, June 6th, 1806. She was mar- 
ried to Jacob Heckedon who was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, June 2nd, 1803, and died 
near Waterloo, Ontario, May 16th, 1892. She died 
September 1 5th, 1867. See Jacob Heckedon's family. 

4775 II MILLER, JACOB B., was born March 26th, 
- 1811, and died October 2nd, 1885. He was never 
married, 



94 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4776 II MILLER, MAGDALEN A, the youngest in the 
family, was married to Peter Victore, a builder and 
contractor. They resided about a mile north of 
Waterloo for many years, then moved to Hay Town- 
ship, Huron County, Ontario, where they both died. 
They had a family of two children, but names were 
not received. 

47771 MILLER, REBECCA, sister to John Miller and 
aunt to II Magdalena, II Margaret, II Christian, 
and II William Miller, was born in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1763. She was married to 
Abraham Clemens who was born in Chester County 5 
Pennsylvania, in 1764, and died near Hespeler, 
in 1819. In 1809 they moved to Canada and settled 
in Waterloo County, Ontario, near Hespeler where 
she died in 1819, being the same year in which her 
husband died. See Nos. 1619 to 1727. 

4778 II *MILLER, MAGDALENA, daughter of John 
and Hester (Steiner) Miller, was born in Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, February 8th, 1786. 
She was married, in 1807, to Deacon Abraham L. 
Clemens who was born in the same place, July 3rd, 
1781. In 1809 they moved to Canada and settled a 
little north of Preston where they both died. He 
. died January 26th, 1845, and she died February 1st, 
1847. See No. 1830. 

4779 II *MILLER, MARGARET, daughter of John 
and Hester (Steiner) Miller and sister to Magdalena, 
was born in 1789, and was married, in 1813, to Jessie 
M. Clemens who was born June 12th, 1791, and died 
January 6th, 1882. They resided north-east of 

T P/?" ld not ascertain whether Magdalena and Margaret Miller were any relation to I 
Jacob Miller. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 95 

Preston, on the farm now possessed by Noah Shiry 
Here she died October 18th, 1861. See No. 1634. 

4780 II MILLER, CHRISTIAN, son of John and Hester 
(Steiner) Miller, was born in Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, February 6th, 1791, and in 1809 he 
came to Canada and settled a little above Preston. 
He was married to Hester Wanner who was born 
June 9th, 1796, and died June 13th, 1864. To them 
was born a family of ten children, viz: 

4781 III MILLER, POLLY, the eldest, was born Novem- 
ber 20th, 1814, and died September llth, 1874. She 
was married to Abraham D. Shoemaker who was 
bora February 16th, 1809, and died January 13th, 
1888. They resided a little west of Berlin where 
both died. See Abraham D. Shoemaker's family. 

4782 III MILLER, NANCY, was born March llth, 1816, 
and died May 20th, 1846. She was married to 
Daniel D. Shoemaker. See Daniel D. Shoemaker's 
family. 

4783 III MILLER, HESTER, was born February 20th, 
1818, and diejl many years ago. She was married 
to Henry Witmer. They resided near Kossuth 
where both died, leaving no issue. 

4784 III MILLER, ELIZABETH, was born January 
5th, 1820, and died many years ago. She was mar- 
ried to Elias Witmer. They resided at Hespeler 
where they both died. See Elias Witmer's family. 

4785 III MILLER, SUSANNAH,t was born November 
5th, 1822. On April 15th, 1845, she was married to 
Christian Groh who was born April 25th, 1822, and 

t After the decease of Mr. Groh, her first husband, she was married to the late David 
Bearinger. 



96 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

died January 10th, 1867. At present she has her 
home with her son, Aaron. See Christian Groh's 
family. 

4786 III MILLER, MARGARET, was born December 
4th, 1826, and was married to Jacob Groh. They 
resided on the old "Miller Homestead" about a mile 
north of Preston. See Jacob Groh's family. 

4787 III MILLER, SALLIE, was born November 28th, 
1828. On April 18th, 1848, she was married to 
Joseph Bechtel. They reside on lot No. 88, German 
Company's Tract, a little north of Kossuth. See 
Joseph Bechtel's family. 

4788 III MILLER, HANNAH, was born November 
22nd, 1831. She is married to John Schiedel. They 
reside near Kossuth, Ontario. See John Schiedel's 
family. 

4789 III MILLER, CHRISTIAN,* was born November 
22nd, 1831. He is married to Elizabeth Weber. 
They reside in Hay Township. Huron County, 
Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them 
were born the following children, namely: IV Mary 
Ann, IV Henry, IV Isaac, IV Elizabeth, and IV 
Susannah. 

4790 III MILLER, MAGDALENA, was born October 
13th, 1833. On March 17th, 1857, she was married 
to Jacob S. Schiedel. They resided near Breslau, 
thence moved to near Shantz Station where she 
died April 22nd, 1872, leaving a family of six chil- 
dren, namely: IV Esther, IV Simon, IV Aaron, IV 
Susannah, IV Jacob, and IV Ephraim. See Jacob 
S. Schiedel's family. 

4791 II MILLER, WILLIAM, half-brother to Christian, 

* Is a iwin to Hannah. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 
July 15th, 1798, and died at Jesse Clemens' near 
Preston, September 28th, 1849. He was married but 
his wife died in Pennsylvania, leaving a family of 
four children, two sons and two daughters. After 
her decease he, with his children, moved to Canada 
and had his home with his brother, Christian. 
Nothing known of the children. 

47921 MILLER, ABRAHAM, was born in York 
County, Pennsylvania, July 13th, 17(39, and was 
married to Barbara Shuh, sister to Rev. Henry 
Shuh. She was born April 17th, 1788. In spring, 
1826, they, with others, moved to Canada and settled 
several miles west of the town of Waterloo, On- 
tario, on the farm now possessed by John Kunkle. 
Here they resided until their deaths. She died 
April 9th, 1838, and he died August 3rd, 1844. To 
them was born a family of six children, viz: 

4793 II MILLER, PETER, was never married and had 
his home with Christian Keller, Kent County, Mich- 
igan, where he died, aged about 75 years. 

4794 II MILLER, JAPHETH, the second son, was mar- 
ried to Catharine Greenfelder. Soon after their 
marriage they moved on a farm near St. Clements, 
Ontario, where they resided until about the year 
1865, then they sold the farm and moved to Kent 
County, Michigan, where she died some time ago. 
He is living yet and has his home with one of his 
children. His age is past eighty years. To them 
was born a family of nine children, namely: III 
Abraham, III Elizabeth, III ^Esther, III John, III 
Peter, III Mary, III Catharine, III Barbara, and III 
Jacob. 



98 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4795 II MILLER, ANNIE, was married to Daniel Kel- 
ler, a farmer. They resided near Strasburg, On- 
tario, where she died, leaving one daughter named 
III Catharine. 

4796 II MILLER, MARY, was married to William Rein. 
Soon after their marriage they moved to Indiana, 
U. S., where they both died, leaving one child 
named III Eliza. 

4797 II MILLER, ESTHER, was married to Benjamin 
Snyder. They resided near Roseville, Ontario, 
where they both died, leaving a family of five 
children. See Benjamin Snyder's family. 

4798 II MILLER, CATHARINE, was married to Chris- 
tian Keller. They resided near Heidelberg, Ontario, 
on the farm now owned by Mr. Schweitzer. Some 
twenty-eight or thirty years ago he sold his farm 
and moved to Kent County, Michigan. Their 
family is as follows: III John, III Abraham, III 
Menno, III Benjamin, III Aaron, III Christian, III 
Barbara, III Annie, III Magdalena, and III Lydia. 



MOHR. 



4799 I MOHR, CHARLES, was born in Montgomery 

County, Pennsylvania. In 1825 he came to Canada with the 
Clemenses, Clemmers, Shoemakers, Schiedels, and other families, 
and settled on the farm now possessed by Abraham S. Clemmer, 
about a mile north-east of Breslau. Soon after his arrival in this 
country he was married to Rachel Tohman, a sister to old 









BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 99 

Abraham Tohman. Some ten or twelve years after their mar- 
riage they sold their farm at Breslau and moved to Blenheim 
Township, i4th Concession, where they purchased another 
farm. From here they moved to Wisconsin, U. S., where he 
died in 1845 or 4 6 - After his decease the family returned to 
Canada and settled in Waterloo County. The mother died in 
New Hamburg where she had her home with her daughter, 
Lydia. Their family consisted of nine children, viz: 

4800 II MOHR, SARAH, was married to William Pat- 
nam, a farmer. They resided in Wisconsin, U. S., 
where she died. 

4801 II MOHR, POLLY, was married to James Trow, 
ex-M. P. for South Perth. She resides in Stratford, 
Ontario. 

4802 II MOHR, SUSAN, was married to Ransom Wat- 
son, a woollen manufacturer. She resides at Doon, 
Ontario. 

4803 II MOHR, LYDIA, is married to Heman Cole, a 
brick and tile manufacturer. They reside in Doon, 
Ontario. 

4804 II MOHR, RACHEL, is married to David Cole, a 
lecturer for the Children of Zion. They reside in 
Doon, Ontario. 

4805 II MOHR, ABRAHAM, is a saddler by trade and 
resides in Markham, York County, Ontario. 

4806 II MOHR, JOHN, resides in Michigan where he is 
engaged in farming. Name of wife not received. 

4807 II MOHR, CATHARINE, is married to Abraham 
Rosenberger. They reside in Michigan where he is 
engaged in farming. 

4808 II MOHR,, NANCY, was married to William Put- 
nam, and resided in Wisconsin. Nothing heard of 
her for quite a time. She may be dead. 



MOVER. 



The Moyer family of eastern Pennsylvania is so large that it must 
be traced to numerous ancestors of the same name. We find the 
name, however, variously written in old manuscripts, as Moyer^ 
Myer, Myers, Meyer. Meier, and Maier, which was originally all 
the same name. I Christian Moyer, the ancestor of some of the 
Moyers in Salford and other townships of Montgomery County 
and also of those of Bucks County, came to Pennsylvania at a 
very early datef and purchased his farm containing 150 acres in 
1718 or 19. This farm was located in Lower Salford. His 
family consisted of the following children, namely: II Christian, 
II Jacob, II Samuel, II Elizabeth, II Anna, and II Barbara. 
The eldest son (II Christian) of named family, was born about 
the year 1705 and died about the year 1787. His family con- 
sisted of nine children, namely: III Christian, III Jacob, III 
Esther, III Samuel, III Anna, III Maria, III Veronica, III 
Esther, and III Barbara. 

4809 III MOYER, CHRISTIAN, the first named of the 

last family, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 
1728, and was married in 1748 to Susannah Detweiler. He 
received from his grandfather, I Christian, the old homestead 
with 100 acres and was the possessor of 232 acres of land at the 
time of his death which took place in 1783. To him and his 
wife was born a family of fourteen children, namely: IV Fannie, 
IV Jacob, IV Mary, IV Christian, IV Magdalena, IV Barbara, IV 
Sarah/ IV Samuel, IV Abraham, IV John, IV Elizabeth, IV 
Susannah, IV Hannah, and IV Catharine. 

4810 IV MOYER, CHRISTIAN, the second son of the 

last named family, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1755, an d was married to Mary Freed. He inherited 
the old homestead with buildings and improvements together 
with 100 acres of land. Thic he sold after possessing it for five 

t Some have it that he came and settled in Montgomery County as early as 1700. 



BIOGEAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 101 

years and moved to Springfield, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 
where he died, leaving a family of several children. Ill Jacob 
Moyer, brother to III Christian, was born January 28th, 1730, 
was married and had a family of several children, one of whom 
was named IV Christian. 

4811 V MOYER, HENRY, was born in Montgomery 

County, Pennsylvania, in 1778. His father was IV Christian,* 
but it cannot be definitely stated which of the Christian Moyers 
he was, namely the son of III Christian or III Jacob. When V 
Henry was a mere lad his parents moved to Springfield Town- 
ship, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. When a 
young man he was united in matrimony with Susannah,! daughter 
of Abraham and Catharine (Fried) Souder. She was born April 
ist, 1779. Soon after their marriage he purchased a farm of 
seventy acres, four miles from Doylestown, and paid $2200 cash 
thereon. Shortly after the purchase of the seventy acres there 
were other thirty acres, adjoining his, offered for sale, and following 
the advice of his friends who promised to advance him the 
money, he also purchased those thirty acres. This together with 
his former purchase made him the possessor of one hundred 
acres of land. Soon property depreciated in value and he could 
not meet his payments, neither would his friends who had made 
such smooth promises come to his assistance. The result was, 
he was financially ruined. In 1825 he and his wife and family 
came to Canada with old Jacob Clemens and family, old Abra- 
ham Clemens and family, Jacob Kolb,|| and Martin Schiedel and 
wife. Henry Moyer and family settled on a farm! two miles 
south of Breslau where he died March 27th, 1845. After his 

He had two sisters we know, namely, Anna, married to Abraham Stauffer, and Catha- 
rine, married to a Mr. Widemoyer. 

* IV Christian Moyer was married to Mary Fried, and Abraham Moyer and Willipm 
Moyer of Berlin always claimed to be relatives to old Samuel Fried and also the old IJet- 
weilers claimed to be second cousin to the descendants of our old Henry Moyer, thus proving 
to have been descendants of III Christian Moyer who was married to a Detweiler. It is a 
pity that the direct lineage cannot be proved or fully shown at this date. We have cases 
here with us where it is impossible to show the lineage of families as no records are left, and 
yet they are related. In regard to the Moyer lineage it is difficult to give facts as the ol 
family bible in which were kept the records of the old ancestors was destroyed by nre I 

r V She' was from Springfield, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where her parents resided. 
i! Jacob Kolb had moved to Canada in 1819 but returned to Pennsylvania in 1824 
assist in settling his mother-in-law's estate and now with this company returned to Canada, 
J This farm is now in possession of Daniel Wenger. 



102 BIOGKAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

death the widow had her home with her son, William, where she 
died October i8th, 1860. To them were born five children, viz: 

4812 VI MOYER, ABRAHAM, the eldest in the family, 

was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, July i4th, 1803. On 
March 7th, 1825, he, in company with Samuel Fried, left his 
home and walked to Canada, arriving at Preston, Ontario, March 
2oth, making the trip in thirteen days. He purchased the farm 
on which his parents moved a few months later. On November 
28th, 1830, he was married to Barbara, daughter of Isaac and 
Esther (Bechtel) Shantz. She was born May 6th, 1812, and died 
April 22nd, 1887. They resided on a farm within the corpora- 
tion of Berlin. Their old homestead is now owned by Joseph 
Schohn. He died November 2oth, 1893. To him and his wife 
were born thirteen children. 

4813 VII MOYER, MARY ANN, the eldest, was bom 
January 9th, 1833, and died* February 1st, 1857. 
She was unmarried. 

4814 VII MOYER, ISAAC, was born March 8th, 1834. 
On March 20th, 1860, he was married to Barbara 
Shantz who was born August 25th, 1838. They 
resided on a farm near Kossuth where she died 
March 4th, 1885. To them were born seven chil- 
dren, viz: 

4815 VIII MOYER, JOSIAH, was born January 28th, 
1861. He is one of the travelling agents for the 
Shantz Button Company of Rochester, New York. 
He is unmarried. 

4816 VIII MOYER, SYLINDA, was born July 12th, 
1863. She is married to Jacob Erb. They reside 
at Brown City, Michigan. To them are born two 
children, namely: IX Flossie and IX Verne. 

* She was instantly killed by an engine striking her while she and her brother, Moses, 
and her sister, Hettie, were driving across the railroad at the Clemens Crossing a little west 
at Breslau. Hettie had one of her lower limbs broken and Moses was dangerously wounded 
having his skull fractured. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 103 

4817 VIII MOYER, EPHRAIM, was born April 29th 
1866. He is married to Melissa Snyder and resides 
at home on his father's farm. To them are born 
four children, namely: IX Perlus, IX Lloyd, IX 
Vera, and IX Olive. 

4818 VIII MOYER, DILMAN, was born April 12th, 
1868, and died July 5th, 1878. 

4819 VIII MOYER, SUSANNAH, was born June 18th, 
1870, and died July 31st, 1870. 

4820 VIII MOYER, LYDIA ANN, was born August 
25th, 1871. She is home with her father and is 
unmarried. 

4821 VIII MOYER, OLIVER, born February 7th, 1875. 



4822 VII MOYER, NANCY, was born September 2nd, 
1835. On March 27th, 1852, she was married to 
Amos Shantz. They reside in Berlin. See Amos 
Shantz's family. 

4823 VII MOYER, AARON, was born May 8th, 1837. 
He is married to Veronica Bowman and resides in 
Mildmay, Ontario, where he is engaged in the mer- 
cantile business. To them is born a family of twelve 
children, namely: VIII Maria, VIII Abram, VIII 
Sylvia, VIII Adline, VIII Samuel (dead), VIII 
Alfred (dead), VIII Annie, VIII Laura, VIII Viola, 
VIII Louisa, VIII Edwin, and VIII Stanley. 

4824 VII MOYER, HETTIE, was born November 4th, 
1838. In 1864 she was married to Rev. Amos Eby. 
To them is born a family of six children, namely: 
VIII Allan (dead), VIII Louisa, VIII Matilda, VIII 
Norman (dead), VIII Josiah (dead), and VIII Ida. 
See Rev. Amos Eby's family. 



104 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4825 VII MOYER, MAGDALENA, was born October 
12th, 1840, and died August 27th, 1841. 

4826 VII MOYER, MOSES, was born April 6th, 1842. 
On August 6th, 1865, he was married to Rachel 
Bowman. At present they reside in Toronto where 
he is engaged as a commission merchant. To them 
are born the following children, namely: VIII Allan 
B., VIII Addison B., VIII Lanson D., VIII Morrice 
(dead), and VIII Eddie (dead). 

4827 VII MOYER, DAVID, was born November 29th, 

1845. On March ist, 1868, he was married to Sarah Eby who 
was born April 24th, 1847, and died March ist, 1880. On Sep- 
tember 8th, 1 88 1, he was again married to Fannie Wideman who 
was born March roth, 1855. They reside in Markham Town- 
ship, York County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. 
His family consists of eleven children, namely: VIII Lucinda E. 
(dead), VIII Urias E. (dead), VIII Adline E. (dead), VIII Lizzie 
E., VIII Phoebe E., VIII Ida E., and VIII Sarah of first wife, 
and VIII Edna W. (dead), VIII Harvey W., VIII Roy W. and 
Lloyd W. (twins) of second wife. 

4828 VII MOYER, SALLIE, was born January 1st, 1847. 
On August 20th, 1865, she was married to Abraham 
H., son of Jacob and Sarah (Heckler) Moyer. He 
was born near Harleysville, Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, September 27th, 1838. They reside 
in Breslau, Ontario. To them was born a family of 
eleven children, viz: 

4829 VIII MOYER, HARRIET, was born July 23rd, 
1866. She is married to Joseph Pugh. They reside 
near Benjamin P. O., Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania, and have two children, namely: IX Es- 
tella and IX Abraham Wesley. 

4830 VIII MOYER, SIMON, was born January 27th, 
1868. He is married to Anna Musselman. They 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 105 



reside in Breslau, Ontario, where he is engaged in 
the tin and copperware business and in connection 
has a well paying grocery. His family consists of 
two children, namely: IX Floyd and IX Darsey. 

4831 VIII MOYER, MARY ANN, was born December 
15th, 1869, and died February 16th, 1888. 

4832 VIII MOYER, NOAH, was born January 16th, 
1872. He is married to Annie Smith. They reside 
at Quakertown, Pennsylvania. 

4833 VIII MOYER, LEVI, was born January 18th, 1874. 
He resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

4834 VIII MOYER, BARBARA, born April 25th, 1876. 

4835 VIII MOYER, MELISSA, born July 12th, 1878. 

4836 VIII MOYER, LAURA, born September 25th, 1880. 

4837 VIII MOYER, LINCOLN, born Nov. 28th, 1882. 

4838 VIII MOYER, WESLEY, born March 7th, 1885. 

4839 VIII MOYER, ADA, born April 1st, 1887. 

4840 VII MOYER, SAMUEL S., was born March 1st, 
1849. On December 1st, 1872, he was married to 
Lydia, daughter of Rev. Daniel Wismer. She was 
born July 14th, 1852. They reside in Berlin, On- 
tario, where he is engaged as book-keeper with 
Oberholtzer & Co. To them is born a family of 
eight children, namely: VIII Elmina (dead), VIII 
Amasa (dead), VIII Alvin W., VIII Daniel W., VIII 
Myron W., VIII Sarah Ann (dead), VIII Cora, and 
VIII Uella. 

4841 VII MOYER, LOVINA, was born February 12th, 
1851. She is married to Absalom Meyer. They 
reside at Peabody, Kansas. To them are born nine 
children, namely: VIII Alfred, VIII Elmina, VIII 



106 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Martha, VIII Lydia, VIII Edith, VIII Elsie, VIII 
Edna, VIII Arthur, and VIII Orrel. 

4842 VII MOYER, ABRAHAM, was born November 

gth, 1853. On August 8th, 1878, he was married to Mary Ann, 
daughter of Adam and Doratha (Herman) Daum. She was born 
June i3th, 1858. In 1877 Mr. Moyer left Breslau and went to 
Listowel, Ontario, where he and John W. Meyer went into part- 
nership and purchased the Maitland Valley Roller Flour Mills. 
In 1889 they leased the Victoria Flour Millsf in Palmerston, to 
which place Mr. Moyer then moved where he is doing a well 
paying business. His family consists of six children, namely: 
VIII Clara, VIII Clinton, VIII Byron, VIII Ella, VIII Stanley, 
and VIII Edna. 

4843 VII MOYER, LEVI, the youngest in the family, 
was born June 25th, 1856. On September 25th, 1878, 
he was married to Magdalena, youngest daughter 
of David and Hannah (Kolb) Bricker. She was 
born March 28th, 1859. He was engaged as clerk in 
his brother's store in Breslau, Ontario, when he 
took sick and died October 21st, 1880. His family 
consisted of two children, namely: VIII Dalton B., 
born June 29th, 1879, and VIII Myria B., born May 
19th, 1880. 

4844 VI MOYER, JACOB, the second son of Henry 
Moyer, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 
1805, and died at William Moyer's near Berlin, 
January 19th, 1860. He was born blind and after 
attaining the age of about five years became weak- 
minded. 

4845 VI MOYER, CATHARINE, was born in Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1807. She was married 
to John Bleam. They resided at Preston where 
she died in 1827. She left no issue. 

t Since then they have purchased the mills. 






BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 107 

4846 VI MOYER, WILLIAM, was born within a few 

miles of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, October 27th, 
1809. In 1825 he came to Canada with his parents and made 
Waterloo County his home. His first years in this county were 
spent in following his trade, namely in contracting and building 
all kinds of mason work. During his time he constructed many 
a stone house and put up the stone foundations of mostly all the 
bank barns built in the township between the years 1826 and 
1838. On December i5th, 1835, he was manied to Mary, 
daughter of Peter and Susannah (Bomberger) Erb. She was 
born October i6th, 1818. After their marriage they resided in 
Preston, thence, in 1837, moved on a farm near Williamsburg 
where they lived for some years, then moved on the farm now 
owned by Isidore B. Snyder, a little east of Berlin. Here they 
resided until his death which took place June 23rd, 1877.! Some 
time after his death his widow moved to Berlin where she still 
resides. To them was born a family of eight children, viz: 

4847 VII MOYER, PETER ERB WILLIAM, M. A., 

was born in the village of Preston, Waterloo County, Ontario, 
Canada, October 3rd, 1836. When the subject of this notice 
was only about a year old his parents moved to a bush farm in 
what is now known as Williamsburg neighborhood, Waterloo 
Township, where his early years were spent, working on the farm. 
in summer and going to school in winter. When only fifteen 
years of age he commenced to teach a public school and spent 
some four or five years between teaching in winter, helping on 
the farm in summer, and engaging in some minor business affairs. 
When about twenty years old an event transpired which was the 
means of changing the whole tenor and ambition of his after life. 
Becoming convinced that life would be a great failure without the 
love of Christ in his heart, he gave himself to the Saviour of 
men and became a member of the Methodist Church of which 
he has been an active and zealous member ever after. He had a 
strong desire to do what good he could to his fellowmen and 
very soon commenced to perform the duties of a local preacher. 

t While unloading a load of gravel on Foundry Street, Berlin, one of the horses kicked 
him, causing instant death, 



108 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

He then attended Victoria University, at that time located in 
Cobourg, Ontario, for four years and graduated in arts, receiving 
the degree of B. A., and three years later that of M. A. He 
spent three years as a travelling preacher, but owing to failing of 
health and other considerations, satisfactory to his own mind, he 
decided to devote himself to newspaper life, having for some 
years acted as correspondent of a number of leading religious 
and secular papers in Canada and the United States, all his 
articles being of more than ordinary ability and gladly accepted. 
In spring of 1866 he purchased the Waterloo Chronicle which he 
conducted for some four years and greatly increased the number 
of its subscribers, the amount of its business and financial value. 
During the first of these years he wrote a history or sketches of 
the early settlements and pioneers of Waterloo and published 
them in a series of articles in that paper. They were highly 
interesting and have been made the foundation for all succeeding 
attempts to write larger or shorter accounts of these early eventful 
times. Disposing of his Waterloo business, he purchased a daily 
paper in St. Catharines which he successfully carried on for eight 
years. Having a good offer to dispose of that establishment, he 
accepted it and then returned with his family to his native 
county and shortly after started the Berlin Daily News of which 
he is still editor and proprietor. He is a fluent, independent and 
vigorous writer, intensely in earnest, thoroughly Canadian in all 
his feelings and aspirations, and never fails to make his readers 
understand what he means. His domestic life has been unusu- 
ally happy. In 1868 he was married to Elizabeth H., the eldest 
daughter of the late William Ardagh, alderman and contractor. 
Toronto, and they have been blessed with nine bright children 
who are all alive at this time of printing. Mr. Moyer has for 
many years been an efficient and able member of the municipal 
council of the town of Berlin and has never failed to use his best 
energies to advance its interests and promote its growth. There 
are few, if any, public improvements in the town which have not 
had his strong advocacy and help. He has also held a number 
of other offices of trust, the duties of which he has always faith, 
fully attended to. He is a member of a number of benefit and 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 109 

fraternal societies, and in some of them from year to year a rep. 
resentative, officer and active worker in their supreme councils. 
For nearly forty years he has been an official and active worker 
in the Methodist Church, and has been a lay delegate in a num- 
ber of annual conferences and of the last general conference, 
the highest court and only legislative body of that great church. 
Mr. Moyer has had a very busy life, a large part of his work 
being done under the disadvantage of being a great sufferer for 
many years from feeble health and chronic rheumatism. The 
names of his children are as followc: VIII Alice, VIII Mary, 
VIII William, married to Minnie Wagner, VIII Ellen, VIII 
Ada, VIII Charles, VIII Edward, VIII Lillie, and VIII Herbert. 

4848 VII MOYER, SAMUEL E., was born August 

nth, 1839. His younger days were spent in the school room 
teaching. Not rinding this calling to his taste, he purchased a 
farm a little east of Waterloo where he was engaged in farming 
for a number of years. Some eight or ten years ago he disposed 
of his farm and moved to Berlin where he lives retired. He was 
first married to Jennet Bigger and after her decease to Rebecca 
Service. To him and his first wife were born two daughters, 
VIII Mary Jane and VIII Louisa, and with second wife there 
are three children, VIII Edith, VIII Claude, and VIII Allan. 

4849 VII MOYER, SUSANNAH, was born August 25th, 
1842. She is married to John B. Snyder, a manu- 
facturer. They reside in the town of Waterloo 
and have four children, namely: VIII Harriet, VIII 
Martha, VIII Lizzie, and VIII Anna Florence. See 
John B. Snyder's family. 

4850 VII MOYER, HANNAH, was born May 31st, 1846. 
She is married to Dilman Kolb. They used to live 
on the farm but some years ago they retired from 
farming and moved to Berlin where they still re- 
side. To them were born five children, namely: 
VIII Ida. VIII Alberta, VIII Alice, VIII William 
Ammon, and VIII Ada. See Dilman Kolb's family- 



110 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4851 VII MOYER, CYRUS E., was born July llth, 
1849. He is proprietor of one of the best paying 
hardware establishments in the town of Berlin, 
which he manages himself. He is married to Lizzie, 
daughter of Sheriff Springer. They have no 
family. 

4852 VII MOYER, FLORENCE, was born November 
16th, 1856, and died January 10th,- 1857. 

4853 VII MOYER, ELIZABETH JANE, was born 

April 18th, 1859, and died October 18th, 1878. 

4854 VII MOYER, MARY P AMELIA, was born May 
20th, 1862. She is married to Josiah Betzner, a 
book-keeper. They reside in Berlin. To them were 
born seven children, namely: VIII Cora, VIII Net- 
tie, VIII Hugh, VIII Flossie, VIII Catharine (dead), 
VIII Orvi Victor, and VIII Myrtle. See No. 929. 

4855 VI MOYER, HENRY S., was born in Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, October 1st, 1816, and came 
to Canada in 1825. In 1844 he was married to Cath- 
arine Schiedel who was born November 24th, 1826, 
and died April 28th, 1871. They resided on the 
farm now owned by Daniel Wenger where he died 
November 30th, 1851, leaving a family of four chil- 
dren, viz: 

4856 VII MOYER, JOSIAH, was born April 19th, 1845. 
On November 24th, 1868, he was married to Lydia 
Ann Shantz. They reside in Remus, Michigan, 
where he is engaged in farming. To them were 
born four children, namely: VIII Matilda, VIII 
Milo, VIII Lydia Ann (dead), and VIII Malvin. 

4857 VII MOYER, NOAH, was born September llth, 
1846. On February 23rd, 1869, he was married to 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. HI 

Wilhelmine Krueger. They reside a little north of 
Preston where he is engaged in farming. His 
family consists of five children, namely: VIII 
Nancy, VIII Lucinda, VIII Ella, VIII Edwin B 
and VIII Milton. 

4858 VII MOYER, MARY, was born October 5th, 1848, 
and died February 5th, 1852. 

4859 VII MOYER, WILLIAM, was born December 
19th, 1850. He is married to Rosa Seller and resides 
near Burford Station, Oxford County, Ontario, 
where he is engaged in farming. To him and his 
wife were born five children, namely: VIII Irwin 
(dead), VIII Elam, VIII Nehemiah, VIII Orlando, 
and VIII Rufus. 

4860 MOYER, ISAAC H., son of Samuel B. and Magda- 

lena (Houser) Moyer, was born in Clinton Township, Lincoln 
County, Ontario, near Jordan, March ioth, 1836. In November 
1859, he left his parental home and came to Waterloo where he 
engaged himself to Amos Schwartz to learn the painting business 
which he followed many years. On February nth, 1862, he was 
married to Esther, daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (Shantz) 
Weber. They resided in the town of Waterloo until October, 
1875, when they moved near Bloomingdale where he follows 
farming and raising fruit and vegetables for the market. On 
April yth, 1886, his wife died, leaving a family of six children. 
On October 3rd, 1886, he was again married to Sarah, daughter 
of Jacob E. and Elizabeth (Clemens) Schneider. She was born 
June ist, 1845. T ne names of Mr. Meyer's family are as follows: 

4861 MOYER, ANNA, was born June 7th, 1863. She 
was married to Isaac M. Martin. They resided near 
Conestogo where he died March 23rd, 1894, leaving 
a family of four children, namely: Sylvester, Amon, 
Emmerson, and Mary Ann (dead). 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



4862 MOYER, BENJAMIN W., born Dec. 27th, 1873. 

4863 MOYER, SAMUEL W., born August 23rd, 1875, 
died same day. 

4864 MOYER, SIMEON W., born December 5th, 187i. 

4865 MOYER, ISRAEL W., born March 22nd, 1S79. 

4866 MOYER, MAGDALENA, born October 10th, 1882. 

4867 MOYER, DAVID H., son of Samuel B. and Mag- 

dalena (Houser) Moyer, was born July aoth, 1842. In autumn 
of 1865 he was married to Anna, daughter of John and Catharine 
(High) Moyer who died April 4th, 1885. In October, 1885, he 
was married again to Mary H. Houser. He resided in Campden, 
Lincoln County, Ontario, until 1886 when he moved to Pelham 
where he resided until autumn of 1887, then they moved to 
Berlin where he resided until 1894 when he entered the ministry 
of the sect known as the Church of God and is now engaged in 
the ministerial work for that body. His family consisted of four 
children, viz: 

4868 MOYER, THEODORE, date of birth not received. 

4869 MOYER, EVALENA, born July 17th, 1873, died in 
August, 1878. 

4870 MOYER, VERNON SYLVENE, born April 4th, 

1885. 

4871 MOYER, LILLIE ANN, born December 5th, 1887. 

4872 MOYER, OILMAN G., son of Jacob L. and Bar- 

bara (Gehman) Moyer, was born in Clinton Township, Lincoln 
County, Ontario, near Campden, December i8th, 1852. On 
April gth, 1876, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Jacob 
Y. and Nancy (Brubacher) Shantz. She was born March 25th, 
1856, and died August 29th, 1881. In 1882 he was again mar 
ried to Margaret, daughter of Lawrence and Catharine (Bushey) 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 113 

Hippie. She was born August 6th, 1856. After Mr. Meyer's 
marriage he resided on his father's old homestead where he was 
engaged in farming. On April 3rd, 1878, they moved to Water- 
loo County, and settled on the old "Alderson Farm" near Bridge, 
port, Ontario, where he resided until October, 1885, when he 
moved on the "Peter Erb, Jr., Farm" about a mile north of 
Bridgeport where he still resides. This place he purchased in 
March, 1886. His family consists of nine children, two of whom 
were born unto him and his first wife. The names of the chil- 
dren are as follows, namely: Milton, Susannah (dead), Eva, 
Gordon, Ida, Ethel, Katie, Herschel, and Tina Elizabeth. 

4873MOYER, JONAS, son of Abraham F. and Eliza- 
beth (Schwartz) Moyer, was born in Lincoln County, Ontario, 
October lyth, 1826. On October 5th, 1856, he was married to 
Esther, daughter of Samuel S. and Elizabeth (Wismer) Moyer. 
She was born in Lincoln County, Ontario, March i6th, 18331 
and died near Freeport, Waterloo County, Ontario, September 
ist, 1 88 1. After Mr. Moyer's marriage he resided on his father's 
old homestead where he was engaged in farming. Some twenty 
years ago he moved to Waterloo County where he has since 
resided. At present he has his home with Mr. John Erb near 
Berlin. To him and his wife were born eight children, viz: 

4874 MOYER, MENNO, was born September 1st, 1857. 
He is married to Magdalena L. Hesse. They reside 
at Bloomingdale, Ontario, where he is engaged as a 
wageearner. His family is as follows, namely: 
William, Angus, Sylvester Edward, Bertha Eliza- 
beth, and Amelia Jane. 
375 MOYER, SYLVESTER, D. D. S., was born near 

Beamsville, Lincoln County, Ontario, February 2Oth, 1859. He 
spent his boyhood days on the farm. When about seventeen 
years of age he attended the High School and in a year thereafter 
passed the teachers' examination for the province of Ontario. 
For ten years he was engaged as a public school teacher, after 
which time he found teaching not altogether to his taste, he 



114 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

resigned his position as principal of the Preston public schools 
and directed his attention to the profession of dentistry. In due 
time he received the degree of L. D. S. and soon after the degree 
of D. D. S. from the Toronto University. Immediately after 
passing his examinations he bought an established business in 
Gait, Ontario, where he has since been engaged in his profession 
and is, according to report, doing an extensive and remunerative 
business. On October i2th, 1886, he was married to Jennie 
Hunter. His family consists of two children, namely: Leslie 
Clare and Alice Maud. 

4876 MOYER, ELIZABETH, was born February 22nd, 
1861. She is married to Levi H. Stauffer, a farmer. 
They reside near Breslau, Ontario. No family. 
See Levi H. Stauffer. 

4877 MOYER, MORGAN, was born November 16th' 
1863. He was married to Marguerite Florence Bain, 
February 1st, 1888. They reside at Montreal June, 
tion, Ontario, where he is engaged as a real estate 
agent. Their family consists of two children, 
namely: Hazel Estella and Marguerite Olive. 

4878 MOYER, SIMON, was born February 20th, 1866. 
He was married to Lydia Ann Snyder. They re- 
sided near Freeport, Ontario, where he was engaged 
in farming. On August 9th, 1892, he was killed by 
lightning. His family consisted of one child named 
Elva (dead). 

4879 MOYER, JONAS A., was born May 30th, 1869. 
He is married to Charlotte McGwinn. They reside 
at St. Thomas, Ontario, where he is engaged as 
baggage and expressman on the Ingersoll branch of 
the C. P. R. R. 

4880 MOYER, ANNA, was born August 8th, 1873. She 
resides in the town of Gait, Ontario. 

4881 MOYER, ALICE, was born August 5th, 1876, and 
died February 28th, 1881. 



MOSSER. 



4882 I MOSSER, JACOB, was one of the early pioneer 

settlers of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to which his father 
had moved from Switzerland at a very early date. We find that 
they were members of the Mennonite faith which may have been 
the cause of their settling in Lancaster County. At so late a 
date and in the absence of all records it is hard to obtain all the 
desired information pertaining to this family. We could not 
obtain names of parents of I Jacob. Tradition has it that his 
name was Peter and that he emigrated to America about the year 
1754. His family is said to have consisted of seven or eight 
children. We know the names of but two, namely: I Anna, born 
February 8th, 1748, and died May 8th, 1823, who was married 
to old Henry Wanner (See Henry Wanner's family), and I 
Jacob, who was born about the year 1751. He resided in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, and was married and had a family. 
The names of two of the children were II Jacob and II Peter. 
Of II Jacob we have no information, quite likely his descendants 
are yet residing in Lancaster and adjoining counties of Pennsyl- 
vania. Of II Peter we have more information, viz: 

4883 II MOSSER, PETER, was born April 6th, 1785. 
He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Henry 
and Anna (Mosser) Wanner. She was born July 
25th, 1781. In 1824 they moved to Canada and set- 
tled on a farm adjoining that of David Panne- 
becker's near Hespeler where she died November 
22nd, 1858, and he diedf July 28th, 1872. To them 
was born a family of eight children, viz: 

4884 III MOSSER, JACOB, was married to Anna Groh 
who was born February 28th, 1816. They resided 

t The house on the old "Mosser Farm" was accidentally destroyed by fire and he was 
burnt with the house. 



116 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

near Fisher's Mills. To them was born a large 
family, namely: IV John, IV Elizabeth, IV Mary, 
IV Abigail, IV Amos, IV Henry, IV Catharine, IV 
Susannah, IV Jacob, IV Noah, IV Hannah, IV 
Samuel, and IV Anna. 

4885 III MOSSER, MARY, was born November 9th, 
1812. On January 10th, 1830, she was married to 
David Reist who was born January 21st, 1805. 
They resided near Kossuth, Ontario, on the farm 
now possessed by their son, Peter. See David 
Reist's family. 

4886 III MOSSER, HENRY, was born January 31st, 
1814 On September 13th, 1836, he was married to 
Maria, daughter of John and Susannah (Huber) 
Reist. She was born December 17th, 1812, and died 
May 3rd, 1894. In 1838 they moved to Woolwich 
Township, a little south-west of Elmira, on lot No. 
108, German Company's Tract, where he is still 
residing. To them were born ten children, viz: 

4887 IV MOSSER, SUSANNAH, was bom May 23rd, 
1837. She is home with her father. 

4888 IV MOSSER, VERONICA, was born January 
18th, 1839. She is also home with her father. 

4889 IV MOSSER, ANNA, was born October 6th, 1840, 
and died June 18th, 1881. She was married to 
George Koenig and had a family of three children, 
namely: V Henry, V Mary Ann, and V Lydia Ann. 

4890 IV MOSSER, MARIA, was born September 6th, 
1842. She is home yet. 

4891 IV MOSSER, SAMUEL, was born March 15th, 
1845. He is also home yet. 

4892 IV MOSSER, BARBARA, was born May 16-th, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 117 

1847. She is married to John Lackner who was 
born October 26th, 1844. They reside on her 
father's old farm and have a family of four chil- 
dren, namely: V Henry and Susannah (twins), V 
Menno (dead), and V Mary Ann. 

4893 IV MOSS'ER, MAGDALENA, was born February 
26th, 1849. On October 17th, 1876, she was married 
to Daniel Gingerich. They reside near Winfield P. 
O., Peel Township, Wellington' County, Ontario, 
where he is farming. To them were born five chil- 
dren, namely: V Lydia (dead), V Addison, V Anson, 
V Daniel, and V Henry. 

4894 IV MOSSER, HENRY, was born August 9th, 1851. 
On March llth, 1877, he was married to Barbara 
WitzeL They reside about three miles west of 
Elmira, Peel Township, near Wallenstein P. O. 
They have six children, namely: V Angeline, V 
Daniel, V John, V Susannah, V Mary Ann, and V 
Amos. 

4895 IV MOSSER, PETER, was born December 20th, 
1854. He has his home with his brother, Henry. 

4896 IV MOSSER, JOHN, was born June 25th, 1857, 
and died March 21st, 1872. 

4897 III MOSSER, ELIZABETH, was born January 
29th, 1816. On March 25th, 1834, she was married to 
Jacob G. Stauffer who was born January 17th, 1813, 
and died in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, 
Ontario, November 27th, 1879. See Jacob G. Stauf- 
fer's family, 

4898 III MOSSER, PETER, twin brother to Elizabeth, 
was born January 29th, 1816. He was first married 
to Susannah Bear who was born July 6th, 1822, and 



118 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

died April 7th, 1854. After her decease he was 
married to Anna Fordney, widow of Henry Wanner. 
He had a family of six children, viz: 

4899 IV MOSSER, AARON, a mechanist, is married to 
Veronica Wanner and resides at Parkhill, Ontario. 

4900 IV MOSSER, ISAAC, a painter, is married to 
Catharine Geip and resides at Elmira, Ontario. 

4901 IV MOSSER, LOVINA, is married to Joel Wan- 
ner, a farmer. They reside near New Dundee, 
Ontario. 

4902 IV MOSSER, SALOME, is married to Hiram 
Martin, a cabinet maker. They reside in Berlin, 
Ontario, and have one son named V Hilkiah. 

4903 IV MOSSER, JOHN, a carder and spinner, is mar- 
ried to Caroline Beasley who died some time ago. 
He resides in Gait where he is engaged in the 
woollen mills. 

4904 I\ MOSSER, EPHRAIM, a blacksmith, is unmar- 
ried and when last heard of him he was in 
Michigan. 

4905 III MOSSER, LEAH, was born September 7th, 
1818. On January 13th, 1836, she was married to 
Daniel Reist who was bom August 9th, 1816, and 
died June 27th, 1891. They resided about two miles 
east of Breslau where she died August 29th, 1882. 
See Daniel Reist's family. 

4906 III MOSSER, NANCY, was married to Eli Wild- 
fong. They resided on her father's old place when 
the house was burnt. To them was born a family 
of ten children, namely: IV John, IV Joseph, IV 
Amos, IV Elizabeth, IV Sarah, IV Daniel, IV Leah, 






BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 119 

IV Eli, IV Simon and IV Peter (twins). See Eli 
Wildfong's family. 

4907 III MOSSER, SALLIE, was first married to Sam- 
uel Shupe and after his decease to Charles Richter. 
They resided a little east of Hespeler where he was 
engaged in farming. To her and her first husband 
was born one daughter named IV Mary who was 
married to Jacob Holm but she died some years ago- 
Of her second husband there were two sons named 
IV Peter and IV John. 



MUSSELMAN. 



The two old pioneer settlers of this numerous family were David 
and Frederick who were no relatives to each other. They carne 
to Canada in 1819 and settled in Waterloo County. The former, 
Mr. David Musselman, settled in Woolwich Township, near 
Conestogo, on the farm now possessed by David Koch, while 
Frederick Musselman settled on the farm known as Rev. Elias 
Snider's place a little north of Waterloo. We shall first give the 
family of David and then of Frederick. 

4908 I MUSSELMAN, DAVID, was a native of Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania, where he was born April 
18th, 1799, and was married to Esther, daughter of 
Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin. She was 
born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 
29th, 1803, and died July 31st, 1872. He died Octo-' 
ber 25th, 1870. To them was born a family of 
twelve children, namely. 



120 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4909 II MUSSELMAN, NANCY, was born December 
26th, 1823. She was married to David D. Baumann 
who was born March 14th, 1820, and died December 
20th, 1876. See Nos. 471 to 479. 

4910 II MUSSELMAN, PETER M., was born October 
7th, 1825. On November 30th, 1847, he was married 
to Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Magdalena 
(Shantz) Schneider. She was born April 2nd, 1829. 
After their marriage they moved on their farm near 
Conestogo where they are at present residing. To 
them was born a family of eleven children, viz: 

4911 III MUSSELMAN, JOSEPH S., was born Feb- 
ruary 4th, 1849. On December 31st, 1871, he was 
married to Mary Baumann. They reside in Berlin 
where he is working at the carpenter trade. To 
them were born ten children, namely: IV Amos, IV 
Clara, IV Ida, IV Adline, IV Malinda, IV Nerva, 
IV Lizzie, IV Magdalena, IV Stanley, and IV Mary. 

4912 III MUSSELMAN, MENNO S, was born October 
23rd, 1850. He is unmarried and has his home with 
his parents. 

4913 III MUSSELMAN, MARY S., was bom July 18th, 
1852. She is unmarried and stays home with her 
parents. 

4914 III MUSSELMAN, HENRY S., was born Septem- 
ber 7th, 1854, and died October 6th, 1874. 

4915 III MUSSELMAN, DAVID S., was born July 
18th, 1856, and died December llth, 1870. 

4916 III MUSSELMAN, ABRAHAM S., was born May 
5th, 1858, and died October 4th, 1858. 

4917 III MUSSELMAN, JOHN S., was born May 6th, 
1860. He is married to Lydia Snider who was born 






BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 121 

April 8th, 1861. They reside near Elmira where he 
is engaged in farming. Their family is as follows 
namely: IV Ervine, IV Alvin, IV Amos, IV Edwin! 
and IV Peter Oscar. 

4918 III MUSS ELM AN, ELIZABETH S., was born 
December 12th, 1862. On December 31st, 1882, she 
was married to David M. Weber who was born 
October 25th, 1858. They reside near Conestogo, 
Ontario, where he is farming. They have five 
children, namely: IV Alice, IV Emma, IV Ellen 
IV Ivan, and IV Sylva, 

4919 III MUSSELMAN, MAGDALEN A S., was born 
July llth, 1865. She is married to Julius Allemang 
and resides in Berlin. They have two children, 
namely: IV Elma and IV Lome. 

4920 III MUSSELMAN, ESTHER S., was born Jan- 
uary 14th, 1868. She is home with her parents and 
unmarried. 

4921 III MUSSELMAN, PETER S., the youngest in 
the family, was born October 25th, 1871. He is 
unmarried and is at home working his father's farm. 

4922 II MUSSELMAN, MAGDALENA, was born De- 
cember 16th, 1827. On February 6th, 1846, she was 
married to John E. Brubacher. They resided 
several miles north-west of Waterloo where she 
died July 5th, 1877. See Nos. 1397 to 1411. 

4923 II MUSSELMAN, DANIEL M., was born April 
10th, 1830, and died in July, 1830. 

4924 II MUSSELMAN, DAVID M., was born May 
26th, 1832. On December 7th, 1852, he was married 
to Magdalena Brubacher. She was born March 
10th, 1834. They reside in the town of Berlin 



122 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

where he is engaged as a veterinary surgeon. To 
them were born twelve children, viz: 

4925 III MUSSELMAN, HANNAH, was born August 
27th, 1853. She is married to Franklin Brubacher, 
a farmer. They reside several miles north-west of 
Bridgeport, Ontario. They have no family. 

4926 III MUSSELMAN, LEVI, was born February 
14th, 1855. He was accidentally drowned at Port 
Elgin, Ontario, July 13th, 1873. 

4927 III MUSSELMAN, CATHARINE, was born No- 
vember 3rd, 1857. She is unmarried and is engaged 
in the J. Y. Shantz & Son Button Company's 
factory. 

4928 III MUSSELMAN, DANIEL, was born July 17th, 
1859, and died November 20th, 1863. 

4929 III MUSSELMAN, LYDIA, was bom August 
17th, 1860. She is engaged in sewing and dress- 
making. 

4930 III MUSSELMAN, MARY, was born November 
2nd, 1862. She resides in Buffalo, New York, where 
she is engaged in a private home. 

4931 III MUSSELMAN, SOLOMON, was born July 
14th, 1864. He resides in Wolseley, Assa. r North 
West Territory,, where he is overseer over an exten- 
sive cattle ranche. He is also a local preacher and 
a justice of the peace for that section of the country. 

4932 III MUSSELMAN, SUSANNAH, was born Sep- 
tember 28th, 1866. She is engaged in The Williams, 
Green & Rome shirt factory, in Berlin. 

4933 III MUSSELMAN, DAVID B., was bom Feb- 
ruary 3rd, 1869. He resides in Berlin where he is 
engaged in the blacksmithing and wagon-building 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



business, and has a commercial livery in connection 
with his business. He is unmarried. 

4934 III MUSSELMAN, JOHN B., was born March 
llth, 1871. He is engaged as book-keeper with the 
Berlin Shirt <fe Collar Company. 

4935 III MUSSELMAN, ELIZABETH, was born Jan- 
uary 28th, 1874. She resides in Berlin where she is 
engaged in dressmaking. 

4936 III MUSSELMAN, REBECCA, was born April 
15th, 1878. She is attending business college, pre- 
paring herself for a book-keeper. 

4937 II MUSSELMAN, MARY, was born November 
24th, 1833. On January 6th, 1852, she was married 
to Henry Brubacher. They resided on .the old 
"John Brubacher Farm" a little east of Berlin 
where she died November 20th, 1867, leaving a 
family of ten children. See Nos. 1412 to 1422. 

4938 II MUSSELMAN, JOHN, was born November 
15th, 1835. He was married to Susannah Snyder 
who was born November 28th, 1831, and died July 
23rd, 1859. After her decease he was married to 
Amanda Lichty who was born in November, 1842, 
and died January 8th, 1882. They resided near 
Port Elgin, Ontario. At present Mr. John Mussel, 
man has his home with Mr. Simeon Brubacher of 
Berlin. His family consists of ten children, viz: 

4939 III MUSSELMAN, BENJAMIN, a teamster, re- 
sides in Berlin. He is married to Leah Koch and 
has a family of four children, namely: IV Gordon, 
IV Eden, IV Walter, and IV Herbert. 

4940 III MUSSELMAN, SARAH, is married to Jacob 
Horst, a farmer. They reside at Akron, Michigan. 



124 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

To them are born four children, namely: IV Susan- 
nah, IV John, IV Amanda, and IV Arthur. 

4941 III MUSSELMAN, SUSANNAH, resides in Ber- 
lin, where she is engaged in the shirt factory. She 
is not married. 

4942 III MUSSELMAN, AMSEY, is married .to Ida 
Hess. They reside at Bloomfield, Michigan, where 
he is engaged in farming. 

4943 III MUSSELMAN, MANOAH, was married to 
Margaret Gilles and after her decease to Lizzie 
Crowder. They reside at Akron, Michigan, where 
he is engaged in farming. 

4944 III MUSSELMAN, AMANDA, resides in Berlin 
where she is engaged in the shirt factory. 

4945 III MUSSELMAN, GEORGE, resides with Mr. 
Enoch Baumann near Conestogo where he is en- 
gaged as a wage-earner. 

4946 III MUSSELMAN, JOHN, is working with Rev. 
Jonas B. Snider near Waterloo. 

4947 III MUSSELMAN, LUCINDA, has her home 
with Mr. Franklin Brubacher near Bridgeport. 

4948 III MUSSELMAN, PETER, the youngest, is with 
Mr. Henry Martin near Conestogo. 

4949 II MUSSELMAN, LYDIA, was born in July, 1838. 
, On March 4th, 1862, she was married to Samuel 

Brubacher who was bom January 4th, 1829. They 
resided in Berlin where he died December 2nd, 1875, 
leaving a family of nine children. After Mr. Bru- 
bacher's decease she was married to Rev. Daniel 
Wismer. See Nos. 1425 to 1434. 

4950 II MUSSELMAN, SOLOMON M., was born Sep. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 125 

tember 8th, 1840. On March 31st, 1861, he was 
married to Barbara D. Martin who was born 
August 17th, 1841. Soon after their marriage he 
moved on his father's old homestead near Conestogo 
where he died December 9th, 1891. Some time after 
his decease the widow left the farm and made her 
home with her daughter, Mary, where she still 
resides. To them was born the following family, 
viz: 

4951 III MUSSELMAN, NOAH, was born September 
6th, 1862, and died April 10th, 1863. 

4952 III MUSSELMAN, PETER, was born October 
24th, 1863, and died November 27th, 1863. 

4953 III MUSSELMAN, MARY, was born November 
10th, 1864. She is married to David Scheifley. 
They reside in Woolwich Township, about a mile 
east of St. Jacobs, where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family consisted of two children, namely: IV 
Laura (dead) and IV Orvan. 

4954 III MUSSELMAN, DAVID M., was born Sep- 
tember 9th, 1866. He is married to Elizabeth 
Schlitt. They reside in Waterloo where he is en- 
gaged in the foundry. They have one child named 
IV Hildah. 

4955 III MUSSELMAN, ESTHER, was bom August 
17th, 1868. She is married to Gideon Snyder, a 
farmer. They reside a little north of St. Jacobs. 
Their family consists of two children, namely: IV 
Viola and IV Malvon. 

4956 III MUSSELMAN, ANNA, was born December 
4th, 1870. She is married to Simon Moyer, a mer- 
chant and tinsmith. They reside in Breslau, On- 
tario, and have a family of three children, namely: 
IV Edna (dead), IV Floyd, and IV Stanley. 



126 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

4957 III MUSSELMAN, ENOCH, was born in January, 
1873, and died August 15th, 1888. 

4958 III MUSSELMAN, BENJAMIN, was born Feb- 
ruary 8th, 1875, and died March 14th, 1875, 

4959 III MUSSELMAN, URSULA, was born February 
25th, 1876. She is residing with her sister, Mary. 

4960 III MUSSELMAN, SOLOMON, Jr., was born 
June 31st, 1878, and died August 28th, 1878. 

4961 III MUSSELMAN, THEODORE, the youngest in 
the family, was born April 1st, 1880. He has his 
home with his mother. 

4962 II MUSSELMAN, ESTHER, was born November 
8th, 1841. In January, 1861, she was married to 
Amos D. Martin who was born August 4th, 1838. 
They resided near Conestogo where he died Novem- 
ber 29th, 1871. In December, 1882, she was again 
married to John E. Brubacher. See Amos D. 
Martin's family. 

4963 II MUSSELMAN, LEAH, was born May 3rd, 1844. 
On October 21st, 1862, she was married to Absalom 
Martin who was born November 1st, 1840, and died 
September 13th, 1887. After Mr. Martin's death 
she was again married, December 2nd, 1894, to 
Deacon Menno S. Shantz. See Absalom Martin's 
family. 

4964 II MUSSELMAN, ELIZABETH, the youngest in 
the family, was born November 27th, 1845. On 
October 6th, 1872, she was married to Moses Bru- 
bacher who was born August 5th, 1847. They 
reside in Woolwich Township, about three miles 
east of Heidelberg. See No. 1393. 

49651 MUSSELMAN, FREDERICK, was a native of 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OP WATERLOO. 127 

Germany where he was born in 1793. When a mere 
lad he came to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
where he was raised. In 1819 he, in company with 
David Musselman, John Huber, Abraham Martin, 
Samuel Bechtel, Joseph Baumann, Isaac Master' 
and others, moved to Canada and settled in Water- 
loo County, Ontario. Mr. F. Musselman settled on 
the farm known as Rev. Elias Snider's farm a little 
north of Waterloo. He was married to Anna, 
daughter of Jacob and Salome (Graybill) Erb. She 
was born in 1801 and died April 28th, 1865. He 
died January 16th, 1852. To them were bora eight 
children, viz: 

4966 II MUSSELMAN, MOSES, the eldest in family, 
was born October 1st, 1828. On October 7th, 1851, 
he was married to Catharine Martin. She was 
born December 24th, 1830. He died October 25th, 
1884. After his disease the widow was married to 
Peter Winger of Elmira where she is residing at 
present. Their family consisted of fifteen children, 
viz: 

4967 III MUSSELMAN, SUSANNAH, was born March 
8th, 1852. She was married to William Cann and 
after his decease to Moses B. Hembling who died in 
Arthur, Ontario, November 25th, 1894. They re- 
sided in Oaks, North Dakota, U. S., until October, 
1894, when they returned to Arthur, Ontario, where 
he died. She has a family of six children, namely: 
IV Archibald, IV Harvey, and IV Lovina with 
first husband, and IV Moses, IV Elsie and IV 
Eldron with second husband. 

4968 III MUSSELMAN, TILMAN, was born January 
28th, 1853. He is married to Elizabeth Willie. 
They reside four miles north of Elmira where he is 



128 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

engaged in farming. Their family consists of two 
children, namely: IV Catharine and IV Emma. 

4969 III MUSSELMAN, ANNA, was born March 23rd, 
1854. She is married to Robert Walker and resides 
in Waterloo. Their family consists of two children, 
namely: IV Mortimer and IV May. 

4970 III MUSSELMAN, LEAH, was born March 28th, 
1856, and died May 18th, 1856. 

4971 III MUSSELMAN, MARY ANN, was born March 
10th, 1857, and died October 19th, 1868. 

4972 III MUSSELMAN, LEVI, was born December 
llth, 1859. He is married to Mary McKechran and 
resides in Guelph, Ontario. They have two chil- 
dren, namely: IV Christina and IV Anna Belle. 

4973 III MUSSELMAN, FRANKLIN, was born July 
1st, 1861. He is married to Hannah Oberholtzer 
and resides in the town of Berlin where he is en- 
gaged in manufacturing boots and shoes with Mr. 
C. Oberholtzer. His family consists of five children, 
namely: IV Mabel, IV Almeda, IV Lula, IV Her- 
bert, and IV Clara. 

4974 III MUSSELMAN, MENNO M., was born Jan- 
uary 23rd, 1863. He was married to Clara Ober- 
holtzer and resided in Puslinch Township, Welling- 
ton County, Ontario, where he died July 20th, 1895, 
leaving a family of three children, namely: IV 
Flossie, IV Arthur, a^nd IV Ethel. 

4975 III MUSSELMAN, SAMUEL, was born December 
31st, 1864. He is married to Mary Ann Grant, and 
resides near McMillan P. O., Michigan. To them 
are born four children, namely: IV Edward, IV 
Edna, IV Allan (dead), IV Harvey. 






BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 129 

4976 III MUSSELMAN, EZRA, was born January 23rd, 
1867. He is married to Annie Gilles and resides in 
Buffalo, New York. They have one son named IV 
Aimer. 

4977 III MUSSELMAN, NOAH, was born January 
24th, 1869. He is married to Angeline Beatty. 
They reside in Buffalo, New York. No issue. 

4978 III MUSSELMAN, CLEASON, was born March 
15th, 1870. He is married to Lizzie Kremm and re- 
sides in Floradale. They have one son named IV 
Wesley Walter. 

4979 III MUSSELMAN, MALISSA, was born Decem- 
ber 4th, 1871. She is engaged in dressmaking and 
resides with her mother in Elmira. She is not 
married. 

4980 III MUSSELMAN, MALINDA, twin sister to 
Malissa, died December 29th, 1871. 

4981 III MUSSELMAN, EMANUEL, the youngest in 
the family was born June 6th, 1873. He is engaged 
in the Elmira foundry and has his home with his 
mother. He is not married. 

4982 II MUSSELMAN, ISAAC, the second son of 
Frederick and Anna (Erb) Musselman, was born 
September 1st, 1833. He was first married to Mag- 
dalena Groff who was born April 8th, 1832, and 
died July 21st, 1856, leaving two children. After 
her decease he was married to Susannah, daughter 
of Peter and Maria (Bowman) Winger. She was 
born January 23rd, 1840. They resided in Elmira 
where he died September 4th, 1884. His family is 
as follows, viz: 

4983 III MUSSELMAN, MAGDALENA G., was born 



133 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

December 25th, 1853. She was married to Amos 
Martin and resides in Elmira, Ontario. They have 
seven children, namely: IV Menno, IV Lydia Ann, 
IV Angeline, IV Isaac, IV Peter, IV Catharine, and 
IV Angus. 

4984 III MUSSELMAN, ISRAEL, was bom January 
10th, 1856, and died January 25th, 1872. 

4985 III MUSSELMAN, ANNA MARIA, was born 

December 29th, 1858. She is married to James 
Maxwell, a carriage builder and general blacksmith. 
They reside in Bellefountain, Ontario. Their 
family consists of four children, namely: IV Zen- 
eda, IV Ida, IV Maude, and IV Orton. 

4986 III MUSSELMAN, JOSIAH, was born February 
29th, 1860. He is married to Catharine Beatty. 
They reside in Elmira and have a family of four 
children, namely: IV Alvin, IV Ivan, IV Ervine, 
and IV Austin. 

4987 HI MUSSELMAN, HENRY, was born August 
23rd, 1861. He is married to Lillie Morrison. When 
last heard of them they resided in South Dakota 
and had one child named IV Emma. 

4988 III MUSSELMAN, ISAAC W., was born August 
81st, 1864. He is unmarried and resides in Waterloo. 

4989 III MUSSELMAN, SUSANNAH, was born Jan- 
uary 2nd, 1867. She is married to James Sinclair 
and resides in Gait, Ontario. They have one child 
named IV Arling James. 

4990 III MUSSELMAN, NORMAN, was born March 
15th, 1869, and died April 19th, 1869. 

4991 III MUSSELMAN, ELENOR, was born May 2nd, 
1870. She is home with her mother and unmarried. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 131 

4992 III MUSSELMAN, IDA, was born May 18th, 1872, 
and died January 7th, 1882. 

4993 III MUSSELMAN, EMMA, was born February 
14th, 1874, and died January 7th, 1882. 

4994 III MUSSELMAN, MINERVA, was born October 
27th, 1877. She resides in Berlin. 

4995 III MUSSELMAN, RUSSELL, was born January 
3rd, 1882. He is at home and at present attends the 
public school of Elmira. 

4996 II MUSSELMAN, MENNO, was born in the year 
1835. He is unmarried and has his home with his 
brother, Joseph. 

4997 II MUSSELMAN, JOSEPH, was born December 
1st, 1838. He was married to Rebecca Gingerich 
who was born August 15th, 1842. Soon after their 
marriage they moved on their farm about one mile 
south of Floradale, Ontario, where she died April 
29th, 1871, leaving seven children. After the de- 
cease of his first wife he was married, May 28th, 
1872, to Catharine, daughter of John and Catharine 
Israel. She was born October 29th, 1854. His 
family is as follows, viz: 

4998 III MUSSELMAN, MARY ANN, was born Sep- 
tember 29th, 1860. She is married to George Lichty. 

4999 III MUSSELMAN, AMOS, was born January 
30th, 1862. He is married to Magdalena Allgeiger. 

5000 III MUSSELMAN, AARON, was born August 
23rd, 1863. He is married to Lydia Gabel. 

5001 III MUSSELMAN, REBECCA, was born Feb- 
ruary llth, 1865. She is married to Daniel Lichty. 

5002 III MUSSELMAN, JOSEPH G., was born April 
15th, 1867. He is married to Catharine Hoffman. 



132 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5003 III MUSSELMAN, JACOB, was born January 
27th, 1869. He is married to Angelina Snyder. 

5004 III MUSSELMAN, HENRY, was born October 
10th, 1870, and died October 14th, 1870. 

5005 III MUSSELMAN, CATHARINE, born March 
8th, 1873. 

5006 III MUSSELMAN, MENNO, born July 21st, 1874. 

5007 III MUSSELMAN, ADELINE, born July 11, 1876. 

5008 III MUSSELMAN, WILLIAM, born August 24th. 
1878, died September 1st, 1878. 

5009 III MUSSELMAN, EDWARD, born September 
30th, 1879. 

5010 III MUSSELMAN, LEAH, born June 19th, 1881, 
died June 20th, 1881. 

5011 III MUSSELMAN, FREDERICK, born June 20th, 

1882. 

5012 III MUSSELMAN, ALBERT, born Dec. 5th, 1884. 

5013 III MUSSELMAN, CLARA, born Aug. 14th, 1887. 

5014 III MUSSELMAN, HARVEY, born August 7th, 
1890. 

5015 III MUSSELMAN, EMMERSON, born Septem- 
ber 26th, 1893. 

5016 II MUSSELMAN, MARY, was married to Michael 
Mosser, a farmer. They resided near Bamberg, in 
Wellesley Township, where she died in March, 1885, 
leaving a family of nine children, viz: 

III JOSEPH is married to Catharine Mess. They 
reside at Bamberg and have a family of several 
children. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 133 

III WILLIAM is married to Sarah Lee. They re- 
side at Dorking, Ontario, where he is engaged in 
blacksmithing. 

Ill FREDERICK was first married to Mary Ann 
Erb and after her decease to Josephine Querin. 
They reside in Lin wood, Ontario. 

Ill HENRY is married to Mary Qtierin. They re- 
side at St. Marys, Ontario, where he is proprietor of 
the Commercial Hotel. 

Ill NANCY is married to Noah Shantz, a farmer. 
They reside near Crossbill, Ontario. 

Ill MARY is married to Tilman Wismer. They re- 
side near Doon where he is engaged in farming. 

Ill CATHARINE is married to Henry Reichert. 
They reside near Macton, on the farm formerly 
owned by the late Daniel S. Eby. 

Ill ENOCH is married to Mary Schlegel. They re. 
side near Crosshill where he is engaged in farming. 

Ill LOUISA, the ninth and youngest child in the 
family, is married to John Schlegel, a carpenter. 
They reside in Berlin where he is engaged in Mr. 
Kaufman's factory. 

5017 II MUSSELMAN, ANNA, second daughter of old 
Frederick Musselman, was born July 16th, 1826. In 
the year 1845 she was married to Christian Fry who 
was born at Diihren, Baden, Germany, June i6th, 
1822, and emigrated to America in 1843. Soon after 
their marriage they moved on their farm in Welles- 
ley, near Crosshill, Ontario, where they resided 
until quite recently when they quit the farm and 
made their home with their daughter, Mary. To 
them were born eleven children, viz: 



134 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

III MARY, the eldest, was born February 24th, 
1846. On May llth, 1865, she was married to Jacob 
B. Martin. They follow farming and reside in Peel 
Township, near Wallenstein P. O., Ontario. Their 
family is as follows, namely: IV Menno, IV Chris- 
tian, IV Anna, IV Jacob, IV Norman, IV Benjamin, 

IV Isaiah, IV Mary, and IV Enoch. 

Ill MOSES was born February 12th, 1848, and died 

March 16th, 1849. 



III FREDERICK was born February 12th, 1850. 
He is married and resides near Crossbill, Ontario, 
and has a family of three sons and one daughter, 
names not received. 

Ill JACOB was born May 13th, 1852. He is mar- 
ried and resides in Stratford, Ontario. His family 
consists of two sons and one daughter. 

Ill ANNA was born July 20th, 1854. She is mar- 
ried and resides in Listowel, Ontario, where she 
has a family of four sons and two daughters. 

Ill CHRISTIAN, twin brother to Anna, died June 
4th, 1857. 

Ill MENNO was born June llth, 1856, and died 
June 4th, 1857. 

Ill EZRA was born May 13th, 1858, and died Au- 
gust 20th, 1887. 

Ill ELIAS, was born September 20th, 1860, and 
died May 28th, 1878. 

Ill JOSEPH was born September 21st, 1862, and 
died March 8th, 1864. 

Ill BENJAMIN was born April llth, 1865, and 
died October 10th, 1866, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 135 

5018 II MUSSELMAN, VERONICA, was bom May 
1st, 1840. On October 13th, 1857, she was married 
to Benjamin S. Baumann. They reside on a farm 
about two miles east of Elmira. See Nos 341 to 
353. 

5019 II MUSSELMAN, SARAH, the youngest in the 
family, was born October 28th, 1843. On August 
26th, 1860, she was married to Jacob Filsinger who 
was born February 20th, 1840. They reside near 
Mildmay, Ontario, where he has followed farming 
for a number of years. To them were born eight 
children, viz: 

III HENRY was born September 26th, 1861. He is 
married to Catharine Miller and has a family of 
three children, namely: IV Sarah, IV Margaret, and 

IV Vernon. 

Ill MOSES was born December 6th, 1863. He is 
married to Anna Vogt and has a family of one son 
named IV Frederick. 

III JOHN was born February 22nd, 1866. He is 
married to Matilda Hamel and has one daughter 
named IV Nettie. 

Ill SUSANNAH was born April 5th, 1868. She 

is married to John Hessenauer and has a family of 

four children, namely: IV William, IV Matilda Ann, 

IV Wesley, and IV Clarence. 

Ill MARIA was born July 31st, 1870. She is mar- 

ried to Emanuel Bean and has one son named IV 

Gordon. 

Ill ELIZABETH, was born May 24th, 1873. She 

is home and unmarried. 

Ill JACOB M. was born November 20th, 1876. He 

is at home. 



136 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Ill ANNA, the youngest, was born August 26th, 
1879. She is also home with her parents. 



MYERS. 



5020 I MYERS, MICHAEL, son of Abraham and Eliza- 
beth (Delp) Myers, was born near Doylestown, Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, August 24th, 1803. Upon leaving school he chose 
the milling trade as his calling. After having served his appren- 
ticeship of three years, he continued in the service of his old 
master for another term of five years. In 1827 he left his native 
home and state and moved to Canada and settled in the town of 
Waterloo where he was employed by the late Jacob S. Shoe- 
makerf as head miller. On October nth, 1829, he was married 
to Mary (Polly), daughter of John and Mary (Shantz) Shoemaker. 
She was born May 28th, 1808. After their marriage they moved 
to Wilmot Township where he was engaged in farming for several 
years. In 1835 he was appointed as clerk of the township of 
Wilmot which position he held until his death which took place 
March nth, 1879. They resided in the village of Baden where 
they possessed a beautiful home. After his decease the widow 
disposed of the property and moved to Berlin where she still 
resides with her adopted daughter, Miss Frances Well. To Mr. 
and Mrs. Michael Myers was born a family as follows: 

5021 II MYERS, ABRAM, was born August 26th, 1830. 
He was first married to Sophia Schaefer and after her decease to 
Catharine Schaefer, sister to his first wife. Upon the decease of 
his second wife he was married a third time. His third wife was 
Catharine Thaler. They reside on a farm near Baden, Ontario. 
His family is as follows: Of first wife there was one son named 

t Mr. Shoemaker had rented the Waterloo Union Mills from Mr. Abraham Erb. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 137 

III Nathaniel (dead); unto the second wife were born four chiL 
dren, namely: III Emanu'el, III Albert, III Mary, and III 
Elvine; and unto third wife were born nine children, namely: III 
Eusebius, III John, III Barbara, III Matilda, III Annie, III 
Wesley, III Gertrude, III Edward, and III Clara. 

5022 II MYERS, JOHN, was born December 23rd, 1831, 
and died August 20th, 1832. 

5023 II MYERS, JACOB, was born July 7th, 1833. He 
was married to Veronica Shantz. They resided at 
Cavalier, North Dakota, U. S., where he died June 
llth, 1894. Their family consisted of eight chil- 
dren, namely: III Lovina, III David, III Malinda, 
III Allan, III Mary Jane, III Angus, III Franklin, 
and III Ervine. 

5024 II MYERS, MATILDA, was born March 18th, 
1835, and died April 1st, 1839. 

5025 II MYERS, VERONICA, was born November 
30th, 1837. She was married to Daniel S. Eby. 
They resided near Berlin where he died May 17th, 
1867. She died September 12th, 1869. They had 
three children, namely: III Emma Zelena, III The- 
ophilus (dead), and III Effie Zilpha, See Daniel 
S. Eby's family. 

5026 II MYERS, SAMUEL, was bora November 23rd, 
1839. He was married to Sarah Shantz and resides 
at Langdon, North Dakota, U. S. where he is en- 
gaged in farming. She died April 30th, 1894. To 
them were born nine children, namely: III Ange- 
line, III Matilda, III Effie P., Ill Ephraim O., I 
Mary, III Manasseh, III Sandy, III Milton, and III 
Ida. 

5027 II MYERS, IRA and ODO, twins, were born Jan- 
uary 17th, 1842, and died January 20th, 1842. 



138 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OP WATERLOO. 

5028 II MYERS, CAROLINE, was born April 26th, 
1843, and died June 4th, 1846. 

5029 II MYERS, HEZEKIAH, was born June 5th, 1846. 
He is married to Sarah Block. They reside at 
Wilmot Centre where he is engaged as a carpenter. 
Their family consists of nine children, namely: III 
Albaiius, III Miranda, III James, III Lucy, III 
Susannah, III Isabella, III Emma, III Agnes, and 
III Ida. 

5030 II MYERS, MAGDALENA, was born January 
21st, 1849. She was married to Herman Kemkes, a 
builder. They resided in Hanover, Ontario, where 
she died August 14th, 1883, leaving a family of four 
children, namely: III Herman E., Ill Edwin, III 
Elvorena, and III Magdalena. 

5031 II MYERS, JOSIAH, was born March 14th, 1854. 
He is married to Emeline Moyer. They reside near 
Langdon, Cavalier County, North Dakota, where he 
is engaged in farming. To them are born nine 
children, namely: III Annie Maria, III Sylvester H., 
Ill Elva, III Clara, III Curtus (dead), III Edna, 
III Rhoda, and two more, a son and a daughter 
whose names were not received. 

5032 FRANCES WELL, the adopted daughter, was 
born April 13th, 1853. She is unmarried and re- 
sides in Berlin, near the United Brethren Church. 
Old Mrs. Myers has her home with Miss Well who 
is doing all she can to make the evening of her (Mrs. 
Myers) life pleasant and comfortable. 



NAHRGANG. 



The old pioneer settler of this highly respectable family was 
Christopher, son of George Nahrgang. He was born in Lahr- 
bach, Province of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, December 25th, 
1 80 1. When a young man he chose weaving as his trade and 
followed it for a number of years. In 1825 he emigrated to 
America and settled in Canada, choosing Berlin, Waterloo 
County, Ontario, as the place where he could most successfully 
carry on his trade. He had his shop at old Joseph Schneider's 
until he was married to one of Mr. Schneider's daughters, then 
they moved to near New Hamburg, Ontario, where he followed 
farming for many years. He was married, April 28th, 1833, to 
Mary, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Eby) Schneider. She 
was born April ist, 1808, and died at New Hamburg, Ontario, 
March 22nd, 1887. He died June 22nd, 1886. To them were 
born eight children, viz: 

5033 II NAHRGANG, JOSEPH, was born July 26th, 
1834. On December 22nd, 1857, he was married to 
Mary Ann Slmntz who was born August 24th, 1834. 
They reside near New Hamburg, Ontario, where he 
is engaged in farming. To them was born a family 
of nine children, namely: III Josiah, III Barbara 
(dead), III Ephraim, III Mary Ann, III Menno, III 
John, III Nancy, III Henry, and III Matilda (dead). 

5034 II NAHRGANG, ELIZABETH, was born Decem- 
ber 12th, 1836. On January 30th, 1854, she was mar- 
ried to Benjamin D. Shantz. They followed farming 
and resided near Wordsworth, Huron County, Mich., 
where he died January 17th, 1889, and she died June 
4th, 1894. To them was bora a family of twelve 
children, namely: III Nancy, III Christopher, III 
John (dead), III Mary, III Lydia (dead), III Allan, 



140 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Ill Isaac, III Isabella (dead), III Salome, III Caro- 
line, III Minerva, and III Malinda (dead). 

5035 II NAHRGANG, JOHN, was bom February 15th, 

1839. On March 2TSt, 1865, he was married to Mary Shantz who 
was born August 8th, 1841, and died May 2yth, 1886. On Octo- 
ber 2oth, 1889, he was again married to Mary Cressman, widow of 
the late Moses Martin. She was born November ist, 1839. Mr. 
Nahrgang resides in Wilmot Township, on lot No. 16, Bleams 
Road, Block A, where he is engaged in farming. On October 
i4th, 1872, he was ordained as deacon of the Mennonite body for 
the Geiger field of labor. To him and his first wife were born 
nine children, namely: III Oliver, III Lucinda,f III Lydia Ann, 
III Isaiah, III Ida, III Mary, III Joshua, III Lovina, and III 
Allan. 

5036 II NAHRGANG, BARBARA, was born December 
31st, 1841. On June 10th, 1863, she was married to 
Aaron Shantz who was born May 27th, 1839. They 
resided near Wilmot Township where she died 
June 21st, 1876. To them was born a family of 
eight children, namely: III Hannah, III Judith, III 
Presida, III Ezra (dead), III Maria, III Barbara, 
III Rebecca, and III Elizabeth. 

5037 II NAHRGANG, ISAAC, was born June 9th, 1844. 
On June 4th, 1867, he was married to Catharine 
Bricker who was born January 3rd, 1845. They re- 
side about a miles south of New Hamburg where 
he is engaged in farming. To them is born a family 
of four children, namely: III Alexander, III Unas, 
III Abraham, and III Matilda. 

5038 II NAHRGANG, MARY, was born November 
2nd, 1847. On March 10th, 1868, she was married to 
Daniel Shantz who was born January 4th, 1844. 
They reside near Haysville, Ontario, where he is 

t Lucinda is both deaf and dumb and is married to J?mes Fuck of Elgin County. H 
is also deaf and dumb. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 141 

engaged in farming. To them is born a family of 
seven children, namely: III Norman, III Oziah, III 
Anna, III Ella, III Joseph, III Simeon, and III 
Clara. 

5039 II NAHRGANG, ISABELLA, was born June 9th, 
1850. On August 16th, 1870, she was married to 
Amos M. Shantz who was born June 15th, 1847. 
They resided in Wilmot Township where she died 
October 14th, 1871, leaving twin boys, namely: III 
Jeremiah and III Josiah. 

5040 II NAHRGANG, SIMON, was bora November 
17th, 1852. On March 13th, 1877, he was married to 
Elizabeth Schmidt who was born October 3rd, 1853. 
They resided near New Hamburg where .-he died 
July 28th, 1894, leaving a family of three children, 
namely: III Caroline, III Julia, and III George. 



OBERHOLTZER. 



5041 I OBERHOLTZER, JACOB, was the early settler 
of this family as near as can be ascertained. He 
resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near 
Indian Creek. To him were born four children, 
namely: II Jacob, II Barbara, married to a Mr. 
Funk, II Ann, married to Matthias Stauffer, and II 
Elizabeth, married to Jacob Hackman. 

5042 II OBERHOLTZER, JACOB,* the only son, was 

As informed by the late Rev. Jacob OberhoUzer, the first Oberholtzer came from 
Switzerland about the year 1725. 

* From Mrs. Jacob Oberholtzer. 



142 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

ordained as a minister of the Mennonite Church 
and we find that in 1775f he was stationed on the 
Franconia field of labor. He was married to Esther 
Lederach. The dates of birth and death, together 
with names of children, save one whose name was 
John, were not received. 

5043 III OBERHOLTZER,} JOHN, was married to 
Susannah Moyer. They resided in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, where they had a family of 
several children, three of whom settled in Canada, 
viz: 

50441V OBERHOLTZER, JACOB M., was born in 

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 301)1, 1800. He 
came to Canada in 1826 and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario- 
On January gth, 1831, he was married to Hannah, daughter of 
Jacob and Salome (Graybill) Erb. She was born January 25th, 
1813, and died November i2th, 1894. Soon after their marriage 
they moved two miles west of Berlin on their farm, then all 
forest, which was composed of part of lot No. 35, German Com- 
pany's Tract. Here they resided some forty years, then he sold 
the farm and moved to Berlin where he and his aged wife spent 
the evening of their life in comfort and ease. When a young 
man he was ordained as a minister of the church of his choice, 
"The Mennonite," which body he served faithfully unto his end. 
He died January i4th, 1879. His family consisted of fourteen 
children, viz: 

5045V OBERHOLTZER, CATHARINE, was born 
September 24th, 1831, and died the same day. 

5046 V OBERHOLTZER, JULIA ANN, was born Au. 
gust 18th, 1832, and died same day. 

5047 V OBERHOLTZER, JOHN, was born July 20th, 
1833. On October 20th, 1857, he was married to 
Anna Catharine Bucher who was born March 13th, 

t From Cassel's "History of the Mennonites." 
{ From Rev. Jacob Oberholtzer, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. U3 



1833. They resided in the town of Berlin where he 
died June 26th, 1895. He was an invalid for a num- 
ber of years. Their family consisted of nine chil- 
dren, viz: 

5048 VI OBERHOLTZER, HANNAH, was born Octo- 
ber 26th, 1858. She is married to Franklin Mussel- 
man. They reside in Berlin and have a family as 
follows, namely: VII Mabel, VII Almeda, VII Lula 
VII Harvey, and VII Clara. 

5049 VI OBERHOLTZER, ELIZABETH, was born 
January 22nd, 1860. She was married to Mahlon 
Armbrust who died a few years ago. They resided 
in Berlin where she died July 7th, 1895, leaving a 
family of three children, namely: VII Elsie, VII 
Addison, and VII Alpheus. 

5050 VI OBERHOLTZER, JACOB, was born Decem- 
ber 4th, 1861. He is married to Minerva Shoemaker. 
They have two children, namely: VII Lome and 
VII Cora. 

5051 VI OBERHOLTZER, CATHARINE, was born 
December 4th, 1863, and died April 6th, 1890. She 
was married to Allan Shoemaker and had a family 
of two children, namely: VII Alma and VII David, 
both died in infancy. 

5052 VI OBERHOLTZER, CLEASON, was born Jan- 
uary 8th, 1866. He is married to Mary Otto and 
resides in Berlin where he is engaged in manufac- 
turing boots and shoes. His family consists of three 
children, namely: VII Florence May, VII Priscilla 
Mary, and VII Vernorman Henry. 

5053 VI OBERHOLTZER, SUSANNAH, was born 
February 24th, 1868, and died October 25th, 1891. 
She was not married. 



144 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5054 VI OBERHOLTZER, CLARA, was born May 
14th, 1870. She is unmarried and resides at home 
with her mother. 

5055 VI OBERHOLTZER, HENRY, was born July 
8th, 1872, and died April 2nd, 1890. 

5056 VI OBERHOLTZER, GEORGE, the youngest in 
family, was born January 27th, 1875. He is engaged 
in manufacturing boots and shoes with the firm of 
Oberholtzer & Co. 

5057 V OBERHOLTZER, ABRAHAM, was born No- 
vember 30th, 1834. He is married to Sarah Erb 
who was born December 16th, 1840. They reside on 
a farm on the east bank of the Grand River, a little 
above the village of Doon. Several years ago he 
was ordained a deacon for the Mennonite Church, 
a position he well and worthily represents. His 
family consists of six children, namely: VI Clarissa 
Ann, VI Sarah Jane, VI Josiah, VI Angeline, VI 
Emmaline, and VI Bernice. 

5058 VI OBERHOLTZER, CLARISSA ANN, the eld- 
est, was married to Menno M. Musselman. They 
resided in Puslinch Township, Wellington County, 
where he died July 20th, 1895. They had a family 
of three children, namely: VII Flossie, VII Arthur, 
and VII Ethel. 

5059 V OBERHOLTZER, SUSANNAH, was born Sep- 
tember 17th, 1836, and died June 25th, 1840. 

5060 V OBERHOLTZER, ISAAC, was born May 24th, 
1838. He was married to Mary Wismer. They re- 
side in Berlin where he died February 24th, 1887, 
leaving a family of five childen, namely: VI David 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 145 

S., VI Lydia, VI Joseph, VI Mary Ann, and VI 
Isaac. 

5061 VI OBERHOLTZER, DAVID S., an agent and 
traveller, resides in Berlin and is married to Minnie 
Stephan. His family consists of two children, 
namely: VII Maximilian and VII D. S. Edward. 

5062 VI OBERHOLTZER, LYDIA, is married to Amos 
Willis. They reside in Berlin and have two chil- 
dren, namely: VII Ethel May and VII Rosetta. 

5063 V OBERHOLTZER, JACOB E., was born Jan- 
uary 24th, 1840, and resides in Elkhart, Indiana, 
where lie is engaged in the book and stationery 
business. He is married to Clara VanCamp. Their 
family consists of three children, namely: VI 
Mabel, married to Arthur C. Keene, VI Correne, 
and VI Alma. 

5064 V OBERHOLTZER, SALOME, was born March 
8th, 1842, and died January 23rd, 1858. 

5065V OBERHOLTZER, ELIZABETH, was born 
September 23rd, 1844, and was married to David S. 
Taylor. She died April 6th, 1889, leaving a family 
of ten children, namely: VI Mary Jane, VI Eliza- 
beth A., VI Rosa B., VI Magdalena M., VI Hannah 
M., VI Stephen D., VI John A., VI E. Nora, VI 
Thomas C., and VI Minina F. 

5066 V OBERHOLTZER, HANNAH, was born Sep. 
tember 28th, 1846, and died October 30th, 1874. She 
was not married. 

5067V OBERHOLTZER, MARY ANN, was bora 
October 19th, 1848, and died June 8th, 1849. 

5068 V OBERHOLTZER, LYDIA, was born May 3rd, 



146 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1850. She is married to Chisholm Lundy. They 
reside in Carman, Manitoba, To them were born 
six children, namely: VI Catharine, married to a 
Mr. Dunn, VI Ola, VI Leon, and three whose names 
were not received. 

5069V OBERHOLTZER, MAGDALENA, was born 
July 26th, 1853, and died May 15th, 1892. She was 
married to David S. Taylor, but left no family. 

5070 V OBERHOLTZER, HENRY E, the youngest in 
family, was born March 4th, 1855. He is married to 
Harriet Aldous and resides in Elkhart, Indiana, 
where he is engaged in building and contracting. 
His family consists of two children, namely: VI 
Herbert Ivan and VI Alma Aldous. 



5071 1\ OBERHOLTZER, ABRAHAM, son of John 

and Susannah (Mover) Oberholtzer, was born in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, January iyth, 1802. In 1826 he, in com- 
pany with his brother Jacob and others, moved to Canada and 
settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. He was married to Rachel, 
daughter of Martin and Magdalena (Bear) Baumann (No. 553). 
She was born April 2ist, 1801, and died November 28th, 1851. 
They resided at Bloomingdale, on the farm now possessed by 
Isaac E. Weber. He died February 24th, 1855, leaving a family 
of four children, viz: 

5072V OBERHOLTZER, SUSANNAH, was born 
March 16th, 1827. She was married to Henry 
Boehmer, merchant. They resided in Berlin where 
she died November 16th, 1890, leaving a family of 
six children, viz: 

VI MALINDA is married to C. J. Nordhausen, a 
button manufacturer. They reside in Rochester, 
New York. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 147 



VI ABRAM ()., a private banker, is married to 
Hannah Unger. They reside in Berlin. 

VI CLARA is married to J. Appel, a merchant 
tailor. They reside in Berlin. 

VI EL WIN O. is clerk in his father's store, Berlin. 
Unmarried. 

VI WALTER O. is engaged in the shirt factory, 
Berlin. Unmarried. 

VI ELMA, the youngest, died, aged three years 
and six months. 

5073V OBERHOLTZER, ELIZABETH, was born 
October 8th, 1831. She is married to Rev. Jacob 
Bowman. They reside in Berlin and have a family 
of five children, namely: VI Lucinda O., VI Rachel 
O., VI Abram O., VI Nelson O., and VI Nancy O. 
See Nos. 238 to 243. 

5074 V OBERHOLTZER, OWEN, was born May 2nd, 
1834. On January 24th, 1854, he was married to 
Alice Cook. They resided in Bloomingdale where 
he was engaged in business. He died July 26th, 
1893, leaving a family of four children, viz: 

5075 VI OBERHOLTZER, ABRAHAM C., was born 
March 12th, 1855. He is unmarried. At present he 
is engaged in the Bloomingdale cabinet factory of 
which business he is the proprietor. 

5076 VI OBERHOLTZER, ANGELINE, was born 
April 26th, 1856. She is married to Harry Shep- 
pard. They reside on the old "Henry Oberholtzer 
Farm" near Bloomingdale where he is engaged in 
farming. Their family consists of four children, 
namely: VII Bulah, VII Lloyd, VII Florence, and 

VII Owen Ervine. 



148 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5077 VI OBERHOLTZER, ELIZABETH (Lillie), was 
born February 25th, 1858. She v*as married to 
Jonas B. Bingeman, a farmer. They reside near 
Bloomingdale and have a family of three children, 
namely: VII Gordon Joseph, VII Alice, and VII 
Irene. See No. 1059. 

5078 VI OBERHOLTZER, RACHEL, was born March 
19th, 1865. She is married to Henry Ward. They 
rside in Ayr, Ontario, where he is principal of the 
public school. They have one child named VII 
Alice. 

5079V OBERHOLTZER, AARON B., was born in 
1837. He is married to Caroline Cook. They reside 
in Alarison, Michigan, where he is engaged in the 
mercantile business. Their family consists of one 
daughter, viz: 

5080 VI OBERHOLTZER, CLARA, is married and re- 
sides in Lansing, Michigan. 

5081 IV OBERHOLTZER, HENRY M., son of John 
and Susannah (Moyer) Oberholtzer, was born in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, December 27th, 
1807. He came to Canada and settled in Waterloo 
County, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by 
Harry Sheppard near Bloomingdale. He was mar- 
ried to Elizabeth Baumann who was born July 4th, 
1810, and died December 29th, 1882. He died sud- 
denly December 25th, 1876. To them was born one 
child, viz: 

5082 V OBERHOLTZER, MAGDALENA, was born 
August 12th, 1834, and was married to Amos 
Weaver. She died April 12th, 1883, leaving no 
heirs. 



PANNEBECKER. 



The Pannebeckersf were of the first settlers of 
German origin who settled in Pennsylvania over 
two hundred years ago. We find them to have been 
a prominent family in Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania, as early as 1709. 

50831 PANNEBECKER, CORNELIUS, a native of 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was born De- 
cember 8th, 1770. In April, 1792, he was married to 
Anna Dettweiler, sister to old Rudolph Dettweiler 
who resided near the Wanner Meeting House at 
Hespeler. She was born November 16th, 1775, and 
died October 27th, 1855. In 1810 they, in company 
with Christian Shantz and family, Jacob Shantz 
and wife, and others, moved to Canada and settled 
in Waterloo County, Ontario, near the present 
village of Hespeler, on the farm now occupied by 
Peter Wier. Here they resided until their deaths. 
He died June 22nd, 1855. To them was born a 
family of thirteen children, viz: 

5084 II PANNEBECKER, ELIZABETH, the eldest in 
family, was born July 16th, 1793. She was married 
to David Shantz. They resided near Berlin where 
she died of cancer, December 1st, 1863. She left no 
issue. 

5085 II PANNEBECKER, HENRY, was born March 
28th, 1795. He resided in Colborne Township, 
Huron County, Ontario, where he was engaged in 
farming. His family consisted of six children, 

t To have a complete history of the P.mncbeckei family, write to Mr. Samuel W. Pen- 
nypacker, Philadelphia, Pa., and get the book, "Historical and Biographical Sketches ofth 
Pannebeckers," edited by Pennypacker. It is well worth the money and qn<; of the most 
complete works of its kind in existence, 



150 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

namely: III Elizabeth, III John, III Nancy, III 
Samuel, III Henry, and III Joshua. 

5086 II PANNEBECKER, ABRAM,} was born in Vin- 
cent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sep- 
tember 13th, 1798. OQ November 16th, 1822, he was 
married to Sarah Clemens. They resided near 
Hespeler, on the farm now possessed by William 
Shaw. When old they left the farm and moved to 
Hespeler where he died June 30th, 1880, and she 
died May 24th, 1885. To them was born a family of 
eleven children, viz: 

5087 III PANNEBECKER, MARY, was married to 
Daniel Rife who died April 29th, 1888. They re- 
sided in Hespeler. She is still living and has a 
family of seven children, namely: IV George Wil- 
liam, IV Samuel, IV David, IV Sarah E M IV Isaac, 
IV Mary Jane, and IV Ephraim Edward. See 
David Rife's family. 

5088 III PANNEBECKER, DAVID, one of our most 
successful farmers in the county, resided about one 
and one-half miles north-east of Hespeler for many 
years. In January, 1895, he left the farm and 
moved to Hespeler where he now lives retired in 
comfort and ease. He was first married to Catha- 
rine Wanner and after her decease to Leah Wanner. 
His family* is as follows, viz: 

5089 IV PANNEBECKER, MARY, is married to Sam- 
uel Chambers, a farmer. They reside in Grey 
County, Ontario. 

J Mr. Abrain Pannebecker nearly met with his death in 1836 by the caving in of a well. 
About 10 a. m. ho went into it for the purpose of cleaning it and immediately after going 
down the well caved in and thus burying him under the stones and rubbish. The alarm was 
given at once and the neighbors hurried together and commenced to make a speedy effort to 
rescue the buried man. After six hours diligent work he was rescued from his perilous con- 
dition alive, contrary to the expectation of his family, friends and neighbors, with only his 
nose broken and some slight bodily bruises. The well was seventeen feet deep. 

* The first nine children of Mr. David Pannebecker's family were of first wifq. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OP WATERLOO. 151 

5090 IV PANNEBECKERT^ARAHTi^an^^ 
Andrew Lennox, a farmer. They reside in Grey 
County, Ontario, 

5091 IV PANNEBECKER, NANCY, is married to 
Jacob Cober, a real estate agent. Theyreside in 
Hespeler, Ontario. 

5092 IV PANNEBECKER, DANIEL, died in infancy. 

5093 IV PANNEBECKER, AARON, is married to 
Annie Patton. They reside in Hespeler, Ontario, 
where lie is engaged in a well paying grocery 
business. 

5094 IV PANNEBECKER, JOEL, is married to Mary 
L. Eaton. They reside near Hespeler where he is 
engaged in farming. 

5095 IV PANNEBECKER, LEVI, was first married to 
Lizzie Whitfield and after her decease to Veronica 
Holm. He is engaged in farming and resides near 
Hespeler. 

5096 IV PANNEBECKER, SUSANNAH, is unmarried 
and has her home with her sister, Catharine, who 
resides in Hespeler. 

509YIV PANNEBECKER, CATHARINE, was mar. 
ried to Cyrus Bechtel. They resided in Gait where 
he died. She now resides in Hespeler. 

5098 IV PANNEBECKER, EPHRAIM, was first mar- 
ried to Minerva Pannebecker and after her decease 
to Magdalena Pannebecker. They reside in Pus- 
linch Township, near Hespeler where he is engaged 
in farming. 

5099 IV PANNEBECKER, ARNOLD, is married to 
Winnie Haywood. They reside in Hespeler where 
he is engaged as book-keeper by R. Forbes &> Co., 
woollen manufacturers. 



152 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5100 IV PANNEBECKER, ABRAM, is married to 
Grace Wilkins. They reside at Hespeler where he 
is engaged as clerk in his brother's grocery. 

5101 IV PANNEBECKER, REBECCA, died in infancy. 

5102 IV PANNEBECKER, ELIZABETH, is unmar- 
ried and resides at home with her parents. 

5103 IV PANNEBECKER, DAVID, is engaged as as- 
sistant book-keeper in same office as his brother, 
Arnold. He is unmarried. 

5104 IV PANNEBECKER, CORNELIUS, the young- 
est in the family, is home and at present attends 
school, preparing himself for some profession. 

5105 III PANNEBECKER, LEWIS, was married to 
Rebecca Kribbs and after her decease to Christina 
Robinson. He resides in Chessening County, Mich- 
igan, where he followed farming many years. His 
family consists of two children, namely: IV George 
and IV Rebecca. 

5106 III PANNEBECKER, ELIZABETH, is married 
to Lewis Kribbs, contractor and builder, and also 
miller. They reside in Hespeler. Their family is 
as follows, namely: IV Sarah Ann, IV Henry, IV 
Lewis, IV George, IV Jennie, IV Lizzie, and IV 
William. 

5107 III PANNEBECKER, EPHRAIM, is married to 
Mary Kribbs. They reside in Chessening County, 
Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. They 
have no family. 

5108 III PANNEBECKER, SARAH, is married to 
George Rife, a sewing machine agent. They reside 
in Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 153 



5109 III PANNEBECKER, ISAAC, was married to 
Martha Arnold. He resides in Tennessee, U. S., 
where he is an engine driver. 

51 10 III PANNEBECKER, NANCY, is married to 
John Mickleborough. They reside in Brooklyn, 
New York, where he is engaged as professor in one 
of the higher schools. 

5111 HI PANNEBECKER, HANNAH, is married to 
Albert Redenhauer. They reside in Cincinnati, 
Ohio. 

5112 III PANNEBECKER, REBECCA, is married to 
Archibald Brydon. They reside at Little Current, 
Manitoulin Island, where he is engaged in the 

- lumber business. 

5113 III PANNEBECKER, EDWARD, the youngest 
of Abram arid Sarah (Clemens) Pannebecker's 
family, is married to Rosena Papist They reside 
at Walkerville, Ontario, where he is foreman in the 
basket works. 

5114 II PANNEBECKER, MATTHIAS, was born July 
23rd, 1798. Died in infancy. 

5115 II PANNEBECKER, JACOB, was born October 
10th, 1799. Died in infancy. 

5116 II PANNEBECKER, BARBARA, was born May 
24th, 1801. She was married to Moses Eby. They 
resided near Berlin. She died January 19th, 1842. 
See Nos. 2544 to 2580. 

5117 II PANNEBECKER, JOHN, was born October 
13th, 1803. He was married to Mary Smith. They 
resided in Hespeler where they both died. To 
them were born five children, namely: III John, III 



J54 imhiRAl'HIc'AI. HISToKY <>K WATKULOo. 



An;i, Hi J.-uiu-s JI1 William (doad), and III Joseph. 

5118 II PANNEBECKER, MARGARET,- was born Oc- 
tober I2t.li, 1805, and died March 28th, 1880. She was 
married, in 1822, to John Rosenberger and resided 
north of Preston. To them were born twelve chil- 
dren, namely: III Magdalena. Ill Joseph, III Sarah, 
III Rachel, III Nancy (dead), III Elizabeth, III 
Cyrus (dead), III Cyrus ( No. 2. > Ulead), III Mary 
(dead), 111 John, III Annie (dead), and III George 
(dead). See John Rosenberger's family. 

5119 II PANNEBECKER, HANNAH, was born De. 
cember 13th, 1*06. She was married to Jacob 
Rosenberger. They reside at Roseville, Ontario, 
where she died in October, 1848, leaving one son 
named III Jacob. 

5120 II PANNEBECKER, SAMUEL, was born April 
1 5th, 1 8 10. Died in infancy. 

512111 PANNEBECKEH, ANNA, was born April 
23rd, 1812, and died near Preston, Ontario, February 
10th, 1875. She was married to Rev. John Bear. 

See No*. 5<>7 to 610. 

5122 II PANNEBECKER, MAGDALENA, was born 
May 24th, 1814. She died unmarried, aged about 
twenty-two years. 

512311 PANNEBECKER, CORNELIUS, the youngest 
son of Cornelius and Anna (Dettweiler) Panne- 
bcnker, was born near Hespeler, Ontario, March 
18th, 1817. He was married to Veronica Witmer 
and resided near Hespeler on the farm now in 
possession of their son, Elias, where they both died. 
His death took place, March 30th, 1875. To them 
were born four children, viz: 

5124 III PANNEBECKER, ELIAS, was bora in Feb- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. " 155 



ruary, 1838. He is married to Sallie Oober and 
resides on his father's old homestead, near Ilespeler 
where he is engaged in farming. To them were 
born five children, namely: IV Magdalena, IV 
Minerva (dead), IV Alfred, IV Nancy, and IV 
Annie. 

5125 III PANNEBECKER, ESTHER, was born in 1840 
and was married to Daniel Holm. She died some 
years ago, leaving one son named IV Cyrus, 

5126 III PANNEBECKER, ANNA, was born in 1842. 
She is married to Daniel Holm. They reside on lot 
No. 6, Concession 3, Puslinch Township, Wellington 
County, near Hespeler. Their family consists of 
eight children, namely: IV Jeremiah (dead), IV 
Isaiah, IV Veronica, IV Elias, IV Agnes, IV Archi- 
bald, IV Angeline, and IV Walter. 

5127 III PANNEBECKER, SAMUEL, was born No- 
vember 10th, 1844. He is married to Martha Cober. 
They reside on lot No. 2, 3rd Concession, Puslinch 
Township, Wellington County, near Hespeler, On- 
tario. To them were bom six children, namely: IV 
Nelson, residing in Petoskey, Michigan, IV Oliver, 
residing in Toronto, Ontario, where he is engaged 
as a street car driver, IV Gilbert, a tinsmith, re- 
siding in Guelph, IV Cornelia, IV Arthur, and IV 
Delia, the three younger, are at home on the farm, 
assisting their parents in the many duties connected 
with farm life. 




QUICKFALL. 



The Quickfalls of this and other counties of Ontario are all de- 
scendants of old I Franklin and Barbara Quickfall who emigrated 
to America and settled in New York State where they resided 
for many years. One of their sons, named II Thomas, was born 
September i3th, 1799. He was married to Hannah Martinson 
who was born November i4th, 1803, and died June iSth, 1889. 
In 1841 they (Thomas and his wife) with their family and his 
aged parents moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, 
Ontario, on the old "Moxley Farm" now known as the "Ever- 
green Farm," a little north-east of the town of Waterloo. Here 
they resided until their deaths. He died February loth, 1868. 
To them were born several children, but the name of only one of 
their sons has been received, viz: 

5128 III QUICKFALL, RICHARD M., was born in 

New York State, March i6th, 1833. When eight years of age 
his parents moved to Canada and settled on the farm now pos- 
sessed by his son, IV Allan E., where he was raised. On May 
27th, 1862, he was married to Leah Groff who was born August 
1 7th, 1839. Soon after his marriage he took possession of the 
old homestead which he greatly improved in appearance and 
value in erecting first-class buildings thereon and in planting a 
great variety of both fruit and ornamental trees. Here he resided 
until 1889 when he moved on the farm he now possesses about 
a mile north of Bridgeport. Mr. QHiickfall has held various 
positions such as trustee, assessor, councillor and at present he 
holds the position of first deputy Reeve for Waterloo Township. 
His family consisted of six children, viz: 

5129 IV QUICKFALL, EMMA MAY, was born May 
13th, 1863. She was married to John McNally. 
They resided at Blair where she died October 6th. 
1889, leaving one daughter named V Olive who is 
also dead. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 157 

5130 IV QUICKFALL, ALLAN EDWIN, was born 
January 8th, 1865. He is married to Sarah Bru- 
bacher and resides on the "Evergreen Farm" pos- 
sessed by his father until 1889. His family consists 
of three children, namely: V George, V Nora, and 
V Harry. 

5131 IV QUICKFALL, CHARLES ALLAN, was born 
May 12th, 1867. He is married to Magdalena Betz- 
ner and resides on part of the old "Evergreen Farm" 
where he is engaged in manufacturing brick. His 
family consists of five children, namely: V Clarke 
Jay (dead), V Lillie May, V Olive Meta, V Stella 
and V Grace (twins). ' 

5132 IV QUICKFALL, GEORGE THOMAS, was born 
June 1 1th, 1869, and died October 7th, 1883. 

5133 IV QUICKFALL, ANNIE LAURA, was born 
March 9th, 1874, and died January 21st, 1895. 

5134 IV QUICKFALL, ALBERT CLARKE, was born 
January 17th, 1878. He is home working on the 
farm. 



REICHERT. 



The Reicherts+ of Wilmot Township are descend- 
ants of Daniel Reichert* who emigrated to America 
in 1753 and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 




Tradition has it that his wife was a Susanna Kindig 



158 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



vania, where he died after his family was of age. 
We cannot ascertain at so late a date the names of 
all of the old progenitor's family, but the names of 
three of the children were II Mary, II John, and II 
Christian. 

5135 II REICHERT, MARY,* was born in 1769. In 
1795 she was married to Frederick Bock who was 
born February 21st, 1769. They resided in Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania, where they had a family 
of six children, namely: III Jacob, III John, III 
Daniel, III David, III Samuel and III Catharine. 
See Nos. 1129 to 1145. 

5136 II REICHERT, JOHN, was born in 1771. In 1800 
he and his brother, Christian, moved to Canada. 
He settled in Markham Township, York County, 
about thirty miles north of Toronto, on what is now 
called Yonge Street. No information received in 
regard to his family and descendants. 

5137 II REICHERT, CHRISTIAN, was born in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, April 17th, 1773. In 
1798 he was married to Barbara, youngest daughter 
of Samuel and Maria (Detweiler) Betzner, She was 
born July 29th, 1778, and died September 19th, 1874. 
He died May 8th, 1852. In 1800 he came to Canada 
and settled at Freeport, Waterloo County, Ontario, 
where he died May 8th, 1852. His family consisted 
of eight children, namely: 

5138 III REICHERT, SAMUEL, the eldest in family, 
was born in February, 1800, and died in September, 
1831. He was unmarried. 

5139 III REICHERT, POLLY, was born December 
15th, 1802, and died September 7th, 1880. She was 
never marrted. 

{ Mary and her husband never resided in Canada. 



1WX4RAPIHOAL HISTORY OF WATKHLOO. 

5140111 KEKJIIKIJT, JACOH, was born i n i, S ( 4 . He 
was first married to Sophia Fordney and after her 
decease to Elizabeth Gingerich. They resided in 
Michigan where he was engaged in farming. His 
death occurred September llth, 1882. His family 
consisted of several children, all of whom reside in 
Michigan save two, namely: IV John, who is mar- 
ried to Mary Witmer and resides near Fordwich 
Huron County, Ontario, where he is engaged in 
farming, and IV Susannah who is married to Fred- 
erick Gettkie, a farmer, and also resides near Ford- 
wich, Huron County, Ontario. 

5141 III REICH ERT, DANIEL, was born in 1806. He 
was married to Elizabeth Groh who was born Sep. 
tember 6th, 1812, and died August 29th, 1882. They 
resided in Wilmot Township, near New Dundee, 
Ontario, where he was engaged in farming. At 
present he has his home with his daughter, Mrs. 
Main wfeo resides at William sburg. Their family 
consisted of ten children, viz: 

5142 IV REICHERT, JOHN, died in infancy. 

5143 IV REICHERT, SUSANNAH, was married to 
John Livergood, a farmer. They reside at Green- 
wood, Michigan, and have three children, namely: 
V Joseph, V Mary, and V George. 

5144 IV REICHERT, CHRISTIAN, is married to Ma- 
tilda Marschon. They reside at Princeton, Ken- 
tucky, U. S., where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family is as follows, namely: V Elizabeth, V 
Ellen, V Levi, and V Mary. 

5145 1^ REICHERT, BARBARA, is married to John 
F. Becker, a farmer and carpenter. They reside 
near New Dundee, Ontario. Their family is as 



160 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



follows, namely: V Matilda, V Simon, V Stephen, 
V Susannah, V Christian, V Titus, V Isaac, Y 
Allan, V Emeline, and V Adline. 

5146 IV REICHERT, HANNAH, is married to Moses 
Martin, a farmer. They reside at Clarence Centre, 
New York. Their family is as follows, namely : 
V Oliver, V Jonas, V Amanda, and V Albert. 

5147 IV REICHERT, LEVI, is married to Mena Spre- 
man. They reside at Elison Bay, Wisconsin, where 
he is engaged in farming. Their children are V 
Albert, V Edward, V Matilda, V Norman, V Her- 
man, V Mary, and V Malinda. 

5148 IV REICHERT, GEORGE, was married to Julia 
Ann Foreman. They resided near Hespeler, On- 
tario, where he died November 12th, 1887. His 
family consisted of three children, namely: V 
Dinah, V Ephraim (dead), and V Susannah. 

5149 IV REICHERT, MARY, is married to Abraham 
Shenk. They reside at Williamsville, New York, 
and have one child named V Mary. 

5150 IV REICHERT, ELIZABETH, is married to 
Charles Baumler. They reside in Buffalo, New 
York, where he is engaged as a malster. To them 
are born four children, namely: V William, V 
Clarence, V Henry, and V Oscar (dead). 

5151 IV REICHERT, JUDITH, is married to Henry 
Main, a wage-earner. They reside at Williamsburg, 
about three miles south-west of Berlin. To them 
are born four children, namely: V Arthur (dead), 
V Albert, V Allan, and V Mary. 

5152 III REICHERT, ELIZABETH, was born in 1808. 
She was married to John W. Wanner who was 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 161 

born March 17th, 1801, and died September 28th, 
1865. They resided on farm now in possession of 
James T. Phin, near Hespeler, Ontario. They had 
a family of seven children, namely: IV Christian, 
IV Levi, IV Samuel, IV Hannah, IV Veronica, IV 
John, and IV Joel. See John W. Wanner's family. 

5153 III REICHERT, CATHARINE, was born May 
15th, 1811. On April 30th, 1844, she was married 
to John Master. They resided in Wilfliot Town- 
ship, west of New Dundee, many year;?. At present 
they reside in Berlin and have their home with his 
son, Isaac. They have no family. 

5154 III REICHERT, CHRISTIAN, was born October 
26th, 1815. He was married to Rebecca Groh who 
was born November 25th, 1820, and died July 5th, 
1884. They resided in Wilmot Township, a little 
north-west of New Dundee, where he was engaged 
in farming. He died October 30th, 1889, leaving no 
family. 

5155 III REICHERT, DAVID, was born in 1817 and 
died at Freeport in 1818, aged 9 months and several 
days. 



REIST. 



5156 I REIST, PETER, the pioneer of this numerous 

family, was born in Switzerland about the year 1700. During 
the early days of his boyhood, religious persecutions were carried 
on most severely against all nonconformists. When twenty years 
of age he fled to the Palatinate for shelter. Here he remained 



162 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY O!" WATERLOO. 

three years, working at his trade (linen weaving) While at the 
Palatinate he formed an acquaintance with Anna Clara Boyer 
whom he married in 1723. Soon after their marriage they 
emigrated to America and settled in Perm Township, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, where he built for himself and wife a small 
cabin near Kissel Hill, but the land on which it was built was 
claimed by one named Witmer. He relinquished possession of 
this and went about two miles north-west where he took posses- 
sion of six hundred acres of land; two hundred acres of this 
tract are still in possession of John and Jacob Reist, great-great- 
grandsons of the first old settler. Mr. Reist's family consisted of 
seven children, viz: 

5157 II REIST, PETER, was born in 172(5. He resided 
in Millers ville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, 
where his descendants are to be found. 

5158 II REIST, JOHN, was born in 1728. He was mar- 
ried to Elizabeth Langenecker. To them were born 
eight children, namely: III John was born in 1758. 
His descendants reside in York State, near Buffalo. 
Ill Peter was born in 1761. His descendants are in 
Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania. Ill Abraham was born in 1764. His de- 
scendants are in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 
Ill Christian was born in 1770. He was married to 
Barbara Hershey. Their descendants are in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania. The names of the 
four younger children were not received. 

5159 II REIST, CHRISTIAN, was born in 1730. He 
was married but died, leaving no heirs. 

5160 II REIST, JACOB, was born in 1732. He was 
killed on Braddock's field near Pittsburgh, Pennsyl- 
vania, July 9th, 1755. 

5161 II REIST, ANN, was born in 1734. Nothing 
known of her descendants. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 168 

5162 II REIST, MAGDALENA, vas born in 1735.~Ste 
left no heirs. 

5163 II EEIST, ABRAHAM, the youngest son of I 
Peter and Anna Reist, was born in 1737. His 
family consists of three sons, namely: III John, III 
Abraham, and III Christian. The descendants of 
the two younger sons are residents of Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, while those of III John are 
nearly all to be found in Canada. We shall now 
follow III John's family. 

5164 III REIST, JOHN, was born July 18th, 1763. On 
December 28th, 1790, he was married to Susannah Huber who 
was born May 2ist, 1771, and died September i5th, 1850. In 
May, 1826, they with their large family moved to Canada and 
settled in Waterloo County, near the village of Bridgeport, on the 
farm now possessed by John Stroh. Here they resided for nearly 
one year when they purchased the farm now possessed by his 
grandson, Isaac Reist, near Kossuth, Ontario, where he died 
December 2nd, 1843. To them were born twelve children, all 
of whom settled in this county save Abraham who remained in 
Penn Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where his de- 
scendants still reside. 

5165 IV REIST, ABRAHAM, was born September 17th, 
1791. He was married to Maria Hostetler. To 
them were born seven children, namely: V Abra- 
ham, V John, V Jacob, V Maria, V Nancy, V Sarah, 
and V Catharine. 

5166 IV REIST, JOHN, was born February 7th, 1793. 
He and his brother, Samuel, and his sister, Barbara, 
came to Canada in 1821. While assisting in erect- 
ing a bridge across the Conestogo near Mr. Scheif- 
ley's, he was accidentally drowned March 29th, 1822. 
He was not married. 

5167 IV HEIST, SAMUEL, was born January 1st, 1795, 



164 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

He was married to Salome, daughter of Jacob and 
Salome (Graybill) Erb. She was born August 4th, 
1808, and died in Berlin, January 15th, 1888. He 
died on his farm in Woolwich Township, near St. 
Jacobs, January 20th, 1883. To them was born a 
family of seven children, viz: 

5168 V KEIST, JOHN E., the eldest, was married to 
Sophia Wagner. They reside in Indiana, U. S., 
where he is engaged in farming. His family con- 
sists of five children, namely: VI Samuel (dead), 

VI Sarah, VI Nancy, VI Lydia, and VI Veronica. 

5169 V REIST, SAMUEL, was bom January 30th, 1825. 
He was married, October 10th, 1848, by Bishop Ben- 
jamin Eby, to Magdalena, daughter of John and 
Anna (Hackman) Gingerich. They reside on south 
half of lot No. 87, German Company's Tract, of 
Woolwich Township, one mile south of Elmira. 
To them were born six children, viz: 

5170 VI REIST, MENNO, was born February 7th, 1850. 
On October 5th, 1875, he was married to Mary 
Martin. He died December 10th, 1881, leaving one 
daughter named VII Annie. She was born June 
5th, 1878. 

5171 VI REIST, MOSES, second son, was born Jan- 
uary 25th, 1854. On March 5th, 1878, he was mar- 
ried to Esther Baumann. They reside on a farm 
one mile north of Elmira. Their family consists of 
five children, namely: VII Daniel, VII Elias (dead), 

VII Moses, VII Joseph, and VII Leah. 

5172 VI REIST, AMANDA, the eldest daughter, was 
born November 24th, 1858. On April 27th, 1886, she 
was married to Josiah M. Eby. They reside about 
a mile west of Elmira and have a family of three 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 165 

sons, namely: VII Menno, VII Moses, and VII 
Samuel. 

5173 VI REIST, LEAH, the second daughter, was born 
July 31st, 1861. On February 14th, 1882, she was 
married to Elias Martin. They reside in Peel 
Township, Wellington County. Their children are 
VII Moses, VII Samuel, VII Magdalena (dead), VII 
Esther, and VII Leah. 

5174 VI REIST, MAGDALENA, the third daughter, 
was born October 6th, 1865. On May 19th, 1891, she 
was married to Solomon Reist. They reside on her 
father's farm one mile south of Elmira and have 
one son named VII Noah. 

5175 VI REIST, REBECCA, the youngest daughter, 
was born October 24th, 1870. She is not married 
and resides with her parents. 



5176 V REIST, JACOB, the third son of Samuel and 
Salome (Erb) Reist, was born June llth, 1826. On 
January 2nd, 1857, he was married to Rachel, daugh- 
ter of Louis and Mary Ann (Heller) Haeberle. She 
was born October 16th, 1835. Soon after their mar- 
riage they moved on the farm where they still 
reside, lot No. 98, German Company's Tract, about 
four miles north-west of Elmira. They have a 
family of six children, viz: 

5177 VI REIST, SIMON, the eldest son of Jacob 
Reist, was born September 23rd, 1857. He is mar- 
ried to Wilhelmine Kalbfleisch. He is a farmer 
and resides in Peel Township, one mile north of 
Glenallan. They have had a family of four chil- 
dren, namely: VII Henry (dead), VII Albert, VII 
Ira (dead), and VII Norman. 



166 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5178 VI REIST, MARY ANN, the eldest daughter, was 
born March 29th, i860. She is unmarried and re- 
sides with her parents. 

5179 VI REIST, RACHEL, the second daughter, was 
born August 17th, 1862. She is married to William 
Rudy. They reside on the Woolwich and Waterloo 
townline, near the Martin Mennouite Meeting 
House. Their family consists of two children, VII 
Mary Etta and VII Jacob. 

5180 VI REIST, SAMUEL, the second son, was born 
November 23rd, 1865. He is mariied to Sarah Brox 
and resides on a large farm near Hartley, Osborne 
County, Iowa. They have three children named 
VII Anson Jacob, VII Maude, and VII Addison. 

5181 VI REIST, JACOB, the third son, was born April 
llth, 1872. He is not married and is home with his 
father, assisting him to manage the large farm. 

5182 VI REIST, SARAH ANN, the youngest daughter 
of Jacob and Rachel Reist, was born June llth, 
1874. She is home with her parents and is not 
married. 

5183 V REIST, ABRAHAM, the fourth son of Samuel 
and Salome (Erb) Reist, is married to Magdalena 
Brubacher. They reside in May City, Iowa. Their 
family is as follows: VI Magdalena, VI Leah, VI 
Elizabeth, VI Mary, VI Jonas, VI Elias, VI Salome, 
and VI Fannie. 

5184 V REIST, BENJAMIN, the fifth son, was born 
December 15th, 1830. He is a carpenter by trade 
and at present resides at Groshen, Indiana. He is 
married to Sarah, daughter of George Eby. She 
was born April 24th, 1834. Their family consisted 
of eight children, viz; 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



5185 VI REIST, MARY ANN, was born January 18th 
1853. She is married to William Wickes and has 
a family of three children. 

5186 VI REIST, SOLOMON B., born April 20th, 1854. 

5187 VI REIST, GEORGE H., born November 17, 1856. 

5188 VI REIST, ELIZABETH, was born December 
6th, 1858. She is married to Amos Shugars. They 
have a large family. 

5189 VI REIST, SAMUEL M., born March 22nd, 1862. 

5190 VI REIST, LAURA E. G., was born March 25th, 
1864, and died January 30th, 1884. She was mar- 
ried to William Nutting. They had one child. 

5191 VI REIST, DANIEL, born May llth, 1867, died 
April 30th, 1887. 

5192 VI REIST, CAROLINE, was born June 20th, 1870. 
She is married to Henry G. Krogel. They have a 
small family. 

5193 V REIST, DAVID, the youngest son of Samuel 
and Salome (Erb) Reist, died in infancy. 

5194 \ REIST, SARAH ANN, the youngest daughter 
of Samuel and Salome (Erb) Reist, is married to 
Philip Briding. They reside in Goshen, Indiana. 
The names of their children are as follows: VI 
Lucy, VI Hannah, VI Charles, VI John, VI Isaac, 
VI Hiram, VI Caroline, and VI Horace. 

5195 IV REIST, CHRISTIAN, was born in Penn Town- 
ship, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, November ijth, 1796. 
He came to Canada in 1826 and settled on a farrh two miles east 
of Breslau where he died February 2oth, 1875. He was married, 
twice, first to Nancy Strieger, March i6th, 1830. She was born 



168 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

December 8th, 1797, and died in October, 1845. After her 
decease he was again married to Christina E^a Froegel, October 
1 7th, 1848. She was born September isth, ]8i5 ; and at present 
resides with her daughter, Mrs. Kurtz, at Shantz Station, about 
three miles east of Breslau. With the first wife there were two 
children, viz: 

5196 V REIST, HENRY, son of Christian and Nancy 
(Strieger) Reist, was born July 18th, 1831. He re- 
sides in Clinton County, Michigan, where he is 
engaged in farming. He was first married to 
Susanna, daughter of Martin and Susannah (Ries) 
Schiedel. She was born January 7th, 1830, and 
died in 1871. After her decease he was married to 
Sarah Ann Davenport. There are children of both 
wives but their names were not received. 

5197 V REIST, ANNA, the youngest daughter of Chris- 
tian Reist and his first wife, was born May 26th, 
1837. She is married to John Y. Dippel. They 
reside on the old "Rev. Abram C. Weber Farm" 
situated at the west end of the Toll Bridge opposite 
Freeport. Have no family. 

5198V REIST, MENNO F., the eldest child of Chris- 
tian Reist and his second wife, Christina Eva 
Frogel, was born February 4th, 1850. He is unmar- 
ried and resides with his mother and sister at 
Shantz Station. 

5199 V REIST, MARY ANN, the eldest daughter of 
second wife, was born March 8th, 1852, and died in 
April, 1856. 

5200 V REIST, CHRISTIAN, the second son, was born 
December 19th, 1853. He is married to Christina 
Kramp and resides at Shantz Station where he is 
engaged in farming. Their family consists of two 
children, namely: VI John and VI Elizabeth. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 169 



5201 V REIST, WENDEL, 

November 27th, 1856. He is married to Caroline 
Lavitzka. They reside in Hespeler where he is en- 
gaged in the woollen mills. Their family consisted 
of four children, namely: VI Christian, VI Sarah 
Ann, VI Henry, and VI Angeline (dead). 

5202 V REIST, SUSANNAH, the youngest daughter, 
was born August 15th, 1858. She was married to 
Philip Kurtz who died September 2nd, 1884. They 
resided 011 the old "Stafford Farm" now owned by 
Rev. Amos Eby, where he died. The widow has 
her home with her mother who resides at Shantz 
Station. She has had a family of three children, 
namely: VI Malinda (dead), VI Otto, and VI John 
William. 

5203 IV REIST, SUSANNAH, the fifth member of 
John and Susannah (Huber) Reist's family, was 
born in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, January 4th, 1799. She was married 
to Henry Ernst who was born November 24th, 1803, 
and died October 20th, 1878. She died March 3rd, 
1873. They had a family of seven children, namely: 
V John, V Henry, V Joseph, V Jacob, V David, V 
Nancy, and V Samuel. See Nos. 2956 to 2968. 

5204 IV REIST, BARBARA, the sixth member of John 

and Susannah (Huber) Reist's family, was born November- 1 5th, 
1 80 1. In 1821 she came to Canada with her brothers, John and 
Samuel. In October, 1824, she was married to Rev. Ludwig 
Koch who was born July ipth, 1801, and died September i5th, 
1889. She died August igth, 1890. They resided about one 
mile west of Conestogo, in Woolwich Township. Their family 
consisted of eight children, namely: V Susannah, V Elizabeth, 
V Barbara, V Mary, V Anna, V David, V John, and V Joseph. 
See Rev. Ludwig Koch's family. 



170 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5205 IV REIST, ELIZABETH, the seventh member of 

the family, was born February i2th, 1803. She was first married 
to John Bretz and after his decease to David Scheirich who was 
born December 24th, 1790, and died December i5th, 1862. 
She died July 22nd, 1876. To her and her first husband were 
born two children named V Maria and V Susannah, and with 
Mr. Scheirich she had four children, namely: V David, V Joseph, 
V Abraham, and V Elizabeth. 

5206 IV REIST, DAVID, the eighth member of John 

and Susannah (Huber) Reist's family, was born in Warwick 
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 2ist, 1805. 
He came to Canada with his parents in 1826 and settled on the 
farm now possessed by Henry Stroh near Bridgeport, Ontario. 
Here they remained only one year, thence they moved on the 
farm now possessed by Joseph Reist. On January zoth, 1830, 
he was married to Mary, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth 
(Wanner) Mosser. She was born November gth, 1812, and died 
near Kossuth, September 3rd, 1866. He is still living and en- 
joying good health for a man of such an age. He has his home 
with his son-in-law, Daniel S. Snyder, of Woolwich Township. 
Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm lately owned 
by Carl Zu^er, near New Germany, Ontario. Here they resided 
until the year 1842, then they moved on a farm near Kossuth^ 
now in possession of his son, Peter. Here they resided until her 
death in 1866, Since then he has had his home with his chil- 
dren. Their family consisted of eleven children, viz: 

5207 V REIST, JOHN, the eldest son in the family, was 

born March i2th, 1831. He was first married to Susannah 
Wanner who died September i2th, 1860. After her decease he 
was married to Mary Wanner, a sister to his first wife. They re- 
side on a farm in the township of Woolwich, about three miles 
north of Elmira. Of the first wife there were four children, 
namely: VI Joel, VI George, VI David, and VI Daniel (dead), 
and of the second wife there are nine children, namely: VI Solo- 
mon, VI Susannah, VI John, VI Mary, VI Noah, VI Sarah, VI 
Ephraim, VI Catharine, and VI Matilda. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



5208 V REIST, PETER, the second son in the family 

was born August 3 rd, 1832. On September i2th, 1852, he was 
married to Mary, daughter of Isaac Y. and Catharine (Clemens) 
Shantz. She was born May i6th, 1834. They reside on his 
father's old homestead, being composed of lot No. 89, German 
Company's Tract, Waterloo County. Their post office is Kos- 
suth, Ontario. He is an ordained deacon of the Mennonite 
body. Their family consisted of seven children but only one of 
whom is living. Their family is as follows: 

5209 VI REIST, ISAAC, was born May 19th, 1853, and 
died August 23rd, 1880. He was married to Leah 
Wildfong and had a family of two children named 
VII Norman and VII Rosa (dead). 

5210 VI REIST, MARY ANN, was born August 25th, 
1855, and died July 4th, 1857. 

5211 VI REIST, AMOS, was born January 30th, 1857, 
and died August 25th, 1875. 

5212 VI REIST, CATHARINE, was born November 
20th, 1858, and died December 3rd, 1880. 

5213 VI REIST, DAVID, was born March 27th, 1860, 
and died September 5th, 1879. 

5214 VI REIST, PETER, was bom January 31st, 1862, 
and died February 3rd, 1875. 

5215 VI REIST, OWEN, was born February 4th, 1866. 
He is married to Ellen, daughter of Samuel Bear. 
They reside at home with his father. Their family 
consists of one son named VII Levi Stanley. 

5216V REIST, MOSES, the third son of David and 

Mary (Mosser) Reist, was born January i8th, 1834. He is a 
farmer and owns a beautiful farm a little south-west of Shantz 
Station. He is married to Mary Shantz, a sister to his brother's 
(Peter) wife. She was born April yth, 1838, and died March 



172 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

22nd, 1875. They have had a family of eight children, namely: 
VI Mary Ann, married to Alexander Stauffer, VI Alexander 
(dead), VI Esther, married to Josiah Nahrgang, VI Leah, mar- 
ried to David Gimble, VI Isaac (dead), VI Sarah, married to 
Levi Snyder, VI David (dead), and VI Catharine, married to 
Morris May. 

5217 V REIST, DANIEL, the fourth son of David and 
Mary Reist, was born October 17th, 1835, and died 
March 29th, 1836. 

5218 V REIST, HENRY, the fifth son of David and 
Mary Reist, was born February 1st, 1837. He was 
married to Sophia Weiman. They resided in 
Bloomingdale where she died in April, 1894. Their 
family consisted of four children, namely: VI John, 
VI Sophia, VI Solomon, and VI Mary (dead). 

5219 V REIST, DAVID, the sixth son of David and 
Mary Reist, was born December 25th, 1838, and died 
August 16th, 1840. 

5220 V REIST, MARY, the eldest daughter of David 
and Mary Reist, was born December 26th, 1840. On 
November 4th, 1860, she was married to Daniel S., 
son of Benjamin and Catharine (Saltzberger) 
Snyder. See Daniel S. Snyder's family. 

5221 V REIST, SUSANNAH, the second daughter of 
David and Mary (Mosser) Reist, was born July 23rd, 
1843. On December 10th, 1867, she was married to 
Moses S., son of Benjamin and Catharine (Saltz- 
berger) Snyder. See Moses S. Snyder's family, 

5222 V REIST, NOAH, the seventh son of David and 
and Mary (Mosser) Reist, was born December 19th, 
1845. He is unmarried and has his home with his 
brother-in-law, Moses S. Snyder. 

5223V REIST, LYDIA, the youngest daughter of 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 173 

David and Mary (Mosser) Reist, was born January 
20th, 1848, and died March 14th, 1881. She was 
married to Franklin Snyder and died March 14th, 
1881. See Franklin Snyder's family. 

5224 V REIST, SOLOMON, the youngest son of David 

and Mary (Mosser) Reist, was born March 6th, 1853. On May 
7th, 1882, he was married to Isabella, daughter of Jacob S. and 
Magdalena (Snyder) Snyder. She was horn February 6th, 1859. 
Some time during the year 1880 he commenced teaching in our 
public schools and taught very successfully until November, 1893, 
when he, owing to poor health, was obliged to resign his position 
as principal of the Bridgeport public school. He resides about 
a mile from the town of Berlin where he is now engaged in 
gardening. His family consisted of four children, viz: 

5225 VI REIST, IVAN ERIC, was born June 6th, 1884, 
and died December 31st, 1891. 

5226 VI REIST, ELENOR HILDA, born July 30, 1886. 

5227 VI REIST, FLORENCE MAY, born Jan. 20, 1889. 

5228 VI REIST, ENDORE RAY, born Sep. 6th, 1891. 

5229 IV REIST, ANNA, the ninth member of John 
and Susannah (Huber) Reist's family, was born 
April 24th, 1807. On September 14th, 1828, she was 
married to Jacob Witmer. They resided on a farm 
near Preston, Ontario, where she died March 4th, 
1888. See Jacob Witmer's family. 

5230 IV REIST, JOSEPH, the tenth member of John 

and Susannah (Huber) Reist's family, was born near Lititz, in 
Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, July 12th, 
1809. In the beginning of May, 1826, he, in company with 
his parents and their family, David Martin and family, Jacob 
Latschaw and family, Emanuel Stauflcr and family, and Henry 
Ernst and family, left Pennsylvania and moved to Canada. They 



174 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

arrived at Berlin, at Rev. Benjamin Eby's place, on May 26th of 
the same year. His parents located on the farm now owned by 
Henry Stroh, near Bridgeport, where they resided until March, 
1827, when they took up lot No. 102, German Company's Tract, 
near where now Kossuth is. Here they resided until their 
deaths. On April lyth, 1838, he was married to Magdalena, 
daughter of Gloth and Elizabeth (Miller) Miller. She was born 
December ijth, 1823, and died April 25th, 1886. After their 
marriage he took possession of his father's farm and has resided 
thereon ever since. They had a family of eleven children, of 
whom the greater number died in infancy. Their names are as 
follows: 

5231 V REIST, SUSAN, was born August 29th, 1839. 
On April 30th, 1865, she was married to Theodore 
W. Eby who died January 31st, 1873, and after his 
decease she was again married to Daniel Hagey in 
1878. They reside in Blandford Township, Oxford 
County, near Bright, Ontario. Their family con- 
sists of one daughter named VI Martha. 

5232 V REIST ISAAC, was born October 1st, 1841. On 
June 13th, 1867, he was married to Mary Steen who 
was born August 20th, 1841. They reside on his 
father's farm at Kossuth. Their family consists of 
three children, viz: 

5233 VI REIST, THEODORE, was born July 3rd, 1868. 
He is married to Lucinda Rosenberger. They re- 
side on the farm formerly owned by Jacob Heins- 
man. Their family consists of three children, 
namely: VII Wilmer, VII Mabel, and VII Alton. 

5234 VI REIST, GIDEON, was bom October llth, 1869. 
He is married to Nancy Tollman. They reside with 
his father on the old homestead. 

5235 VI REIST, PHIDELLA, was born August 8th, 
1871. On January 2nd, 1894, she was married to 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 175 

Christian Rosenberger. They reside in Wilmot 
Township, nearly three miles west of New Dundee, 
on the farm where formerly the Rev. Christian 
Shantz resided. 

5236 V REIST, JOSEPH, was born August 31st, 1843. 
He is married to Magdalena Shoemaker. They 
possess a beautiful farm in Normanby Township, 
Grey County, near Alsfeldt P. O., where they re- 
side. Their family consists of one son named VI 
Allan. 

5237 V REIST, ELIZABETH, was born November 18th, 
1845, and died August 27th, 1847. 

5238 \ REIST, JACOB, was born November 7th, 1847. 
He was married to Catharine Zeller who died No- 
vember 9th, 1892. He resides on a farm situated on 
the west side of the Grand River, near the Wool- 
wich boundary. His family consists of two sons, 
namely: VI George Allan and VI Philip Alexander. 

5239 V REIST, CATHARINE, was born April 13th, 
1850, and died January 14th, 1853. 

5240 V REIST, ELIAS, was born November 30th, 1852 
and died March 28th, 1865. 

5241 V REIST, MARY ANN, was born January 16th, 
1856, and died March 12th, 1858. 

5242 V REIST, ABRAHAM, was born January 16th, 
1859, and died November 27th, 1864. 

5243 V REIST, SARAH ANN, was born March 17th, 
1861, and died November 12th, 1864. 

5244V REIST, BENJAMIN, was born March 20th, 
1863, and died February 23rd, 1864. 

5245 IV REIST, MARIA (Polly), the eleventh member 



176 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

of John and Susannah (Huber) Reist's family, was 
born December 17th, 1812. In 1826 she came to 
Canada with her parents. On ' September 13th, 
1836, she was married to Henry Mosser who was 
born January 31st, 1814. They resided in Woolwich 
Township, about two miles south-west of Elmira 
where she died May 3rd, 1894. See Henry Mosser's 
family. 

5246 IV REIST, DANIEL, the twelfth member of John 
and Susannah (Huber) Reist's family, was born 
August 9th, 1816. On January 13th, 1836, he was 
married to Leah, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth 
(Wanner) Mosser. She was born September 7th, 
1818, and died August 29th, 1882. He died June 27th, 
1891. After their marriage they moved on the farm 
now possessed by Ephraim S. Cressman about two 
miles east of Breslau. Here they resided until their 
deaths. They were blessed with a family of seven 
children, viz: 

5247 V REIST, PETER M., the eldest son, was born 
January 2nd, 1837. On July 20th, 1856, he was 
married to Catharine Betzner who was born April 
llth, 1832. They reside on the old "Buckler Farm," 
being part of his father's old homestead. Their 
family consists of eight children, viz: 

5248 VI REIST, FANNIE, was married to George 
Smith. They leside at Niagara Falls, Ontario, and 
have a family of five children, namely: VII Jennie, 
VII Ada, VII Willie, VII Norman, and VII Her- 
bert. 

5249 VI REIST, AARON, died young. 

5250 VI REIST, MARY, was married to Benjamin 
Bernhard. They reside at Low Bank, Welland 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 177 

County, Ontario. Their family consists of two 
children named VII Nettie and VII Ira. 

5251 VI REIST, ELIZABETH, was married to Walter 
Purch. They reside at Niagara Falls, New York 
State, and have a large family, namely: VII Maggie, 
VII Martha, VII Minnie, VII William, VII George,' 
VII Charles, VII Howard, VII Harvey, and VII 
Vernon. 

5252 VI REIST, LEAH, is home and unmarried. 

5253 VI REIST, CATHARINE, died young. 

5254 VI REIST, MAGDALENA, is also home and 
unmarried. 

5255 VI REIST, ERZA, is home and engaged on the 
farm during the summer season and during the 
winter he attends the public school. 

5256 V REIST, JOHN H., the second son, was bora 
February 1st, 1838, and died February 26th, 1885. 
He was married to Sarah Bracey, and resided on 
a farm near Heidelberg where he died. They had 
a family of seven children, namely: VI Esther, VI 
Ephraim, VI James, VI Sarah, VI Lovina (dead), 
VI son (name not given), and VI Ida. 

5257 V REIST, NANCY, the eldest daughter, was born 
August 18th, 1839. She was married to Daniel 
Kramp who died some years ago. At present the 
widow resides at Shantz Station. Her family con- 
sists of five children, namely: VI Sarah, VI Magda. 
lena, VI Louis, VI Lizzie, and VI Daniel. 

5258V REIST, ELIZABETH, the second daughter 
was born March 25th, 1841. She was first married 
to Joseph Heckedon and after his decease to Samuel 



ITS BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

S. Snider of Waterloo. They reside a little to the 
west of Waterloo. She has no family. 

5259 V REIST, SARAH, the third daughter, was born 
April 10th, 1843. She is married to Henry Good. 
They reside in Conestogo. See No. 3244. 

5260 V REIST, DAVID, the third son, was born Feb- 
ruary 2nd, 1842. He is unmarried and has his home 
with his brother, Peter. 

5261 V REIST, LEVI, the youngest in family, was born 
October 17th, 1847, and died June 15th, 1869. 



5262 I REITZEL, ANTON, the pioneer settler of this 

family, was a native of Dachsburg, Lorraine, Germany, where he 
was born March loth, 1810. In 1831 he emigrated to America 
and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada. In Septem- 
ber, 1834, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and 
Salome (Gray bill) Erb. She was born July 23rd, 1817. After 
their marriage they moved to Woolwich Township, on the farm 
now in possession of their son, Leon, where he died July 3oth, 
1893. She is still living and resides with her daughter, Magda- 
lena. They had a family of twelve children, viz: 

5263 II REITZEL, ISAAC, was born August 21st, 1835. 
He is married to Christiana Fry. They reside near 
Clifford, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family consists of nine children, namely: III 
Lizzie, III Lydia (dead), III Samuel, III Leah, III 
Veronica (dead), III Margaret (dead), III Magda- 
lena, III Amanda, and III Cebilla. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 179 

5264 II EEITZEL, MAGDALENA, was born March 
14th, 1837. She is married to Peter Cress. They 
reside at St. Jacobs, Ontario, and have no family. 
She has her mother residing with her. 

5265 II REITZEL, SAMUEL, was born August 23rd, 
1839. He is a farmer and resides near Milverton! 
He is not married. 

5266 II REITZEL, POLLY, was born May 24th, 1841. 
She is married to Frederick Haug who was born 
November 22nd, 1834. They reside on a farm near 
St. Jacobs, Ontario. Their family consists of 
twelve children, namely: III Martin, married to 
Maggie Meyer, resides in May City, Iowa; III Wil- 
liam, married to Elizabeth Haug, resides at St. 
Jacobs; III Annie, married to Eli Haug; III Sam- 
uel, married to Julia Meyer, resides at May City, 
Iowa; III Levi, married to Florence Donald, III 
Julian, III Frederick, III Paulina, married to Isaac 
G. Good, III Clara, III Anton, III Jacob, and III 
Nelson. 

5267 II REITZEL, ANTON, was born July 10th, 1842- 
He is married to Caroline Gies and resides near 
Elmira where he is engaged in farming. They 
have five children, namely: III Edward, III Lovina, 
III Edwin, III Adline, and III Edgar. 

5268 II REITZEL, ELIZABETH, was born April llth 
1844. She is married to Charles Gies, a farmer. 
They reside near St. Jacobs, Ontario. To them 
were born six children, namely: III Paulina, I 
Conrad, III Anton, III Nelson, III Rebecca, and III 
Samuel (dead). 

5269 II REITZEL, ANNA, was born October 10th, 1846, 
and died April 24th, 1877. She was married to 
Christian Weber and resided near St. Jacobs, 



180 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Their family consisted of four children, namely: III 
Flavian, III Lincoln, III Sebilla, and III Emanuel. 

5270 II REITZEL, LEON, was born April 12th, 1849. 
On July 5th, 1870, he was married to Christina 
Winkler. She was born July 23rd, 1849. They 
reside on the old "Reitzel Farm" near St. Jacobs. 
Their family consists of three children, namely: III 
Addison, III Maggie, and III Alvina. 

5271 II REITZEL, LYDIA, was born August 9th, 1850, 
and died in 1853. 

5272 II REITZEL, EDWARD, was born in 1852 and 
died same day he was born. 

5273 II REITZEL, LOUIS, was born in 1854 and died 
same day he was born. 

5274 II REITZEL, CATHARINE, was born September 
12th, 1857. She is married to Michael Kercher 
and resides at May City, Iowa, where he is engaged 
in farming. They have a family of four children, 
namely: III Lizzie, III Levi, III Adline, and III 
Clara. 



RIFE. 

(Formerly spelled Reiff.) 

5275 I RIFE, DAVID, a native of Lancaster County, 

Pennsylvania, was born in the year 1751.* All attempts made to 
obtain names of his parents and of all his brothers and sisters 

* My grandmother, Mrs. John Shoemaker, daughter of Barbara Reiff, used to say that 
her uncle, David, was two years older than her mother and that her uncle was ordained as 
minister of the Mennonite Church when he was in his thirty- ninth year, con>equently he 
entered the ministry in 1790. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 181 

proved fruitless. We know of one sister he had, named Barbara, 
who was born in 1753, and died in Waterloo County in 1820. 
She was married to Isaac Shantz, father to all the old Shantzes 
that settled in this county during the early part of the present 
century. When a young man he moved to Adams County, 
Pennsylvania. He was a Mennonite and in 1790 was appointed 
a minister of that church. He was married and had a family of 
eight children, namely: II John, II Abraham, II George, II 
Samuel, II Joseph, II David, II Isaac, and II Mary. 

5276 II RIFE, ABRAHAM, the second son in the 
family, resided in Adams County, Pennsylvania, 
where he raised a large family. Their names are 
III Christian, III Isaac, III David, III John, III 
Mary, III Martha, III Nancy, III Fannie, and III 
Elizabeth. They resided in Adams, York and 
Hanover Counties, Pennsylvania, where their de- 
scendants are still to be found. 

5277 II RIFE, SAMUEL, fouth son of Rev. David Rife, 

was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania. April i5th, 1788. 
He was married to Elizabeth Hoke who was born in Chester 
County, Pennsylvania, January 7th, 1793. In 1825 they moved 
to Canada and located in Waterloo County for a short time, then 
moved to what was afterwards called Guelph Township, Welling- 
ton County where he squatted on a tract of land before the 
survey of the township was made. The old homestead is now 
in possession of their son, Samuel. Here and on the farm 
adjoining their old homestead Mr. and Mrs. Rife resided until 
their deaths. He died June 7th, 1856, and she died August 2ist, 
1873. Their family consisted of eight children, the five eldest of 
whom were born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and the three 
younger in Guelph Township, Wellington County, Ontario. The 
names of the children are as follows, viz: 

5278 III RIFE, NANCY, the eldest in the family, was 

born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and came to Canada with 
her parents in 1825. She was married twice, first to David 



182 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Vance who was accidentally killed by falling while walking over 
the ice one morning. His head struck the solid ice with such a 
force as to cause instant death. Some time after his decease she 
was married to Joseph Diller. They resided on a beautiful farm 
about three miles north of Hespeler. With her first husband she 
had four children, namely: IV David, IV John, IV Edward, and 
IV Mary who was married to David Decker. Of the second 
union there were three children, namely: IV Joseph, IV Benja- 
min, and IV Sarah. 

5279 III RIFE, ELIZABETH, the second daughter of 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Hoke) Rife, was married to 
David Guyer. Their family consisted of six chil- 
dren, namely: IV George, IV Mariah, IV Sarah, IV 
Annie, IV Lydia, and IV Jane. 

5280 III RIFE, MARIAH, the third daughter, was first 
married to Thomas Hilborn and after his decease 
she was married to Jesse Hilborn, brother to her 
first husband. She resides in Preston. Her family 
consisted of six children, namely: IV David, IV 
Elizabeth, IV Samuel, IV Mary, and IV Sarah Ann 
of first husband, and IV Mariah of second husband. 

5281 III RIFE, SAMUEL, Jr., was born in Adams 
County, Pennsylvania, October 12th, 1818. He re- 
sides on the old homestead. He was married twice, 
first to Mary Hilborn, March 10th, 1840, and after 
her decease to a Mrs. Hine. His family, all of first 
wife, consisted of twelve children, viz: 

5282 IV RIFE, HENRY, was born February 28th, 1841, 
and died March 10th, 1885. 

5283 IV RIFE, ELIZABETH, was born May 8th, 1842. 
She is married to John Henry and resides at Los 
Angeles, California. 

5284 IV RIFE, SAMUEL, was born October llth, 1844. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 183 

He is married to Mary Halstead and resides at 
Hespeler, Ontario. 

5285 IV RIFE, THOMAS, was born June 10th, 1847. 
He is married to Clara Thompson and resides in 
Hespeler, Ontario. 

5286 IV RIFE, MARY, was born May 1st, 1849. She is 
married to Eli Salyards and resides in Rochester, 
New York. 

5287 IV RIFE, SARAH, was born July 25th, 1851. She 
is married to S. Witmer and resides at Hespeler, 
Ontario. 

5288 IV RIFE, JOHN, was born April 13th, 1853. He 
is married to Annie Plugradt and resides at Hes- 
peler, Ontario. 

5289 IV RIFE, GEORGE W-> was born May 29th, 1855. 
He is married to Mamie Corrigan and resides at 
Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

5290 IV RIFE, DAVID, was born September 20th, 1857. 
He is married to Annie Brockel and resides at 
Hespeler, Ontario. 

5291 IV RIFE, JAMES, was born April 13th, 1860. He 
is married to Fannie Reid and resides in Guelph, 
Ontario. 

5292 IV RIFE, JENNIE, was born January 15th, 1863. 
She is married to J. Thomas and resides at Toronto, 
Ontario. 

5293 IV RIFE, EMMA, was born October 23rd, 1864, 
and died January 27th, 1875. 

5294 III RIFE, DAVID, the second son of Samuel Rife, 

was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, August 28th, 1820. 
When five years of age his parents moved to Canada and settled 



184 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

on the farm now in possession of his bi other, Samuel Rife, Jr. 
Here he was raised. He was married to Mary, daughter of 
Abraham and Sarah (Clemens) Pannabecker. They resided on 
a farm now within the corporation of Hespeler, Ontario. Here 
he died April 2gth, 1888. His widow is still living and is quite 
active for a person of her age. She resides in the village of 
Hespeler. Their family consisted of seven children, viz: 

5295 IV RIFE, GEORGE WILLIAM, was born in 
Hespeler, January 24th, 1844. He used to be book- 
keeper for R. Forbes & Co., woollen manufacturers, 
Hespeler. About eighteen years ago he moved to 
Aylmer where he was engaged in the mercantile 
business. Since then he returned to Hespeler 
where he now resides and is engaged in farming, con- 
veyancing, etc. On August 31st, 1869, he was mar- 
ried to Isabella, daughter of Rev. James White. 
Their family consists of five children, viz: 

5296 V RIFE, MARY ELLEN, was born in Hespeler, 
February 18th, 1871, and died April 28th, 1871. 

5297 V RIFE, JAMES DAVID, was born in Hespeler, 
May 7th, 1872. 

5298 V RIFE, WILLIAM ARTHUR, was born in Hes- 
peler, July 13th, 1874. 

5299 V RIFE, ELIZA JANE, was born in Aylmer, 
Elgin County, April 21st, 1878. 

5300 V RIFE, CLARENCE WHITE, was born in Hes- 
peler, May 17th, 1886. 

5301 IV RIFE, ABRAM SAMUEL, the second son, 
resides in Dillon City, Montana, U. S., where he is 
engaged in the dairy and ranching business. He is 
married to Mary Jardine. 

5302 IV RIFE, DAVID, the third son, resides in Hes- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 185 



peler, where he is engaged in farming and the dairy 
business. He is married to Ophelia Lochead. 

5303 IV RIFE, SARAH ELIZABETH, eldest daugh- 
ter of David Rife, is married to Isaac Salyards, 
deputy sheriff of Monroe County, New York. 

5304 IV RIFE, ISAAC, resides in Red Rock, Beaver- 
head County, Montana, where he is engaged in the 
dairy and ranching business. He is married to 
Kate Barrett. 

5305 IV RIFE, MARY JANE, is unmarried and resides 
with her mother in Hespeler. 

5306 IV RIFE, EPHRAIM EDWARD, is a teacher in 
the Northwestern College situated in Napierville, 
Illinois. He is unmarried. 



5307 III RIFE, SARAH, the fourth daughter of Samuel 
Rife, was born in Guelph Township, Wellington 
County, Ontario, August 28th, 1826, and died No- 
vember 6th, 1831. She was the first white child 
born in Guelph Township. 

5308 III RIFE, JOSEPH, the third son of Samuel Rife, 
was born in Guelph Township and now resides in 
Michigan. He is married to Elizabeth Volick. 
Their family consists of fourteen children. 

5309 III RIFE, GEORGE, the fourth and youngest son 
of Samuel arid Elizabeth (Hoke) Rife, resides in 
Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario, where he is 
engaged as agent for sewing machines, organs, etc. 

' He is married to Sarah Pannebecker. 



RINGLER. 



5310 I RINGLER, HENRY, the old progenitor of this 
family, was a native of Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he was born about the year 1770. In 
the year 1802 he, in company with his wife and 
family and others, moved to Canada and settled in 
Waterloo County, Ontario, near Gait, where he 
resided several years, then he moved to Wilmot 
Township, near Manheim, where he died many 
years ago. One of his sons was named II John. 

5311 II RINGLER, JOHN, was born March 13th, 1800. 
He was married to Elizabeth Wildfong, sister to old 
Joseph Wildfong. She was born in 1803 and died 
April 26th, 1891. They resided on the old farm 
near Manheim where he died July 12th, 1867. To 
them was born a family of ten children, viz: 

5312 III RINGLER, ALBERT, was born June 2nd, 
1825. He was first married to Catharine Sararas 
and after her decease to Catharine Hartzberger. 
He resides on a farm near Petersburg, Ontario. To 
him Avas born a family of seven children, namely: 
IV Barbara, IV Elizabeth (dead), IV Catharine, IV 
Samuel, IV Sophia (dead), IV Lydia, and IV 
Amanda. 

5313 III RINGLER, BARBARA, was married to Abram 
Kuehner, a farmer. They resided about three 
miles west of Waterloo where both died. 

5314 III RINGLER, BENJAMIN, is married to Caro- 
line Fisher. They reside near Grand Rapids, 
Michigan, where he is farming. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 187 

5315 III RINGLER, JOHN, is married to Catharine 
Fisher. They reside at Wroxeter, Huron County, 
Ontario, where he is farming. 

5316 III RINGLER, GEORGE, is married and resides 
in Michigan, about nine miles from Port Huron, 
where he is farming. 

5317 III RINGLER, VERONICA, is married to Na- 
thaniel Downie, a farmer. They reside in Lambton 
County, near Port Sarnia, Ontario. 

5318 III RINGLER, DANIEL, is married to Nancy 
Schmidt. They reside in Hespeler, Ontario, where 
he is engaged as a wagon builder. 

5319 III RINGLER, ADAM, is married to Sophia Wart. 
They reside in Indiana where he is farming. 

5320 III RINGLER, SAMUEL, is mairied to Elizabeth 
Richert. They reside in Indiana, U. S. He is en- 
gaged in farming. 

5321 III' RINGLER, MARY, is married to Kilian 
Schmidt, a wage-earner. They reside in New Ham- 
burg, Ontario. 



ROAT. 



5322 I ROAT, JOHN, was born in Montgomery County, 

Pennsylvania, about the year 1802. He was the son of Henry t 
Roat whose parents emigrated to Pennsylvania from the Palati- 
nate about the year 1763. While yet a boy he learned the trade 

t Mrs. Isaac Eby informed the writer that she remembers hearing old Mr. .Roat speak- 
in of his father, Henry, and stating that his grandfather came to America years befo, 
(Henry) was born. 



188 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

of harness making and soon became a renowned expert at his 
trade. When quite a young man he made up his mind to leave 
his native state and seek his home elsewhere. Shortly thereafter 
he bid adieu to his parental home and travelled northward. He 
came to Canada and finally settled in Berlin, Ontario, where he 
soon set to work at his trade. His shop was situated a little to 
the east of the Market Hotel. Here he carried on his business 
until the time of his death which took place in August, 1854. 
In 1830 he was married to Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Eliza- 
beth (Horst) Sauer. She was born September 5th, 1805, and 
is still living with one of her children. To them was born a 
family of eleven children, of whom the three eldest, namely: II 
Isaac, II Elhannon and II Lydia, died in infancy. 

5323 II ROAT, CATHARINE, was married to Samuel 
Trout, a wagon builder. They resided in Berlin 
for some time, then they moved to Wallaceville, 
Ontario. From there they moved to Wisconsin, 
thence to Kansas where she died, leaving a family. 

5324 II ROAT, JOHN, was born in Berlin, in October, 
1833. He was first married to Mary L. McMannus 
who died February 20th, 1864, and after her decease 
to Christina Fraser who died December 25th, 1889. 
They resided in Berlin where he was proprietor of 
the old Commercial Hotel for a number of years. 
He died March 23rd, 1888, leaving a family of 
several children. 

5325 II ROAT, HARRIET, was born August 19th, 1835, 
and died February llth, 1853. 

5326 II ROAT, MARY, is married to John Haugh, a 
harness maker. They first resided in Berlin where 
he carried on a well paying business for years, then 
he moved to Guelph, Ontario, and from there to 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where they now reside. 
They have a family of several children, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 189 

5327 II ROAT, SARAH, is married to Charles Lutz, a 
merchant. They reside in Chicago, Illinois, where 
he has his place of business. They have a family 
of several children. See Charles Lutz's family. 

5328 II ROAT, HENRY, is married to Melvina Bow- 
man (No. 434) and resides in the city of Guelph 
where he is engaged in the Wine business. His 
family consists of four children, namely: III George, 
III Louisa, III Ella, and III May. 

5329 II ROAT, EDWARD, followed harness making 
for a number of years but owing to the small profits 
derived from the business, he quit harness making 
and commenced life as a commercial traveller. At 
present he is travelling for D. Hibner &, Co., manu- 
facturers of parlor furniture, etc. Mr. Roat was 
first married to Maggie Wilson and after her de- 
cease to Hannah Master, widow of the late Jacob 
Levan. He resides in Berlin and has a family of 
several children. 

5330 II ROAT, HANNAH, the youngest in the family, 
was born in Berlin in 1849. She is married to Allan 
Huber and has a family of two children, namely: 
III Henry Oscar and III Henrietta Innis. 




9. 



ROSENBERGER. 



5331 1 ROSENBERGER, DANIEL, was one of the 

four Rosenbergers who settled in Montgomeiy County, Pennsyl. 
vania. He was a native of Zweibriicken, Germany, where he 
was born about the year 1715. When a young man of about 
twenty years of age he, with others, emigrated to America and 
settled in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. We find that he 
purchased a tract of land near a place called Hockertown in 
1740, and another of 200 acres in 1769, just two years before his 
death. He was a member of the Mennonite body and as we 
have been informed attended the Line Lexington church for 
worship. Tradition has it that he had settled for a brief period 
near the county line of Montgomery and Bucks Counties, on the 
place now in possession of Samuel Rosenberger. From here he 
moved to the place now in possession of Henry Rosenberger 
where he erected a stone house. Here he died in 1771. He 
had a family of several children, the names of some were II 
David, II Daniel, II Isaac, II Ann, and II Mary. 

5332 II ROSENBERGER, DANIEL, a son of I Daniel, 

the old progenitor, was born about the year 1744. He resided 
in the same locality as his father where he was engaged in farming, 
He was married twice, first to Anna Funk and after her decease 
to Barbara Detweiler. His family consisted of seventeen chil- 
dren, of whom four died in infancy. The names of the remain- 
ing thirteen were III Abraham (died when about 4 years of age), 
III Christian, III David, III Philip, III Abraham, III Daniel, 
III John, III Valentine, III Henry, III Susan, III Ann, III 
Mary, and III Elizabeth. 

5333 III ROSENBERGER, ABRAHAM, son of Daniel 

Rosenberger, settled in Providence Township, where 
he raised a family. The names of four have been 
handed to us, namely: IV Benjamin, IV Jacob, IV 
Susannah, and IV Elizabeth. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 191 

5334 IV ROSENBERGER, BENJAMIN, son of III 
Abraham Rosenberger, was born in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, about the year 1769. He 
was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and 
Barbara (Fried) Biehn. In 1801 they with others 
moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, 
a little north of Preston, on the farm where the late 
Henry Hagey resided. Here they had a family of 
six children, viz: 

5335V ROSENBERGER, JOHN, son of Benjamin 
Rosenberger was born in 1797 and died in 1863. He 
was married to Margaret, daughter of Cornelius 
Pannebecker. She was born October 12th, 1805, and 
died March 28th, 1880. They resided on his father's 
place a little north of Preston. Both died in 
Preston. They had a family of twelve children, viz: 

5336 VI ROSENBERGER, MAGDALENA, was born 
June 23rd, 1823. She is married to Samuel Burk- 
holder. They resided in Blandford Township, Ox- 
ford County, and afterwards moved near New 
Dundee, Ontario, where they died, leaving a family 
of eight children, namely: VII Sarah, VII Elizabeth, 
VII Mary, VII Samuel, VII John, VII George, VII 
Maggie and VII Rachel. 

5337 VI ROSENBERGER, JOSEPH, was born January 
25th, 1825. He was married to Hannah Sherk. 
They reside in Preston, Ontario, where he died 
April 10th, 1893. To them were born eight children, 
viz: 

5338 VII ROSENBERGER, JACOB, was born in 1847, 
and died September 27th, 1885. He was not 
married. 

5339 VII ROSENBERGER, CYRUS, was born in 1849 
and died in 1851. 



192 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5340 VII ROSENBERGER, LEVI, was born in Feb- 
ruary, 1851. He resides in Hamilton, Ontario, 
where he is engaged as a moulder in one of the 
foundries. He is married to Georgiana Winter and 
has a family of three children, namely: VIII Wil- 
liam, VIII George, and VIII Charles. 

5341 VII ROSENBERGER, SUSANNAH, was born 
August 5th, 1854. She resides in Hamilton, On. 
tario, and is married to John Linkert, a shoemaker. 
To them are born seven children, namely: VIII 
John, VIII Minnie, VIII Edward, VIII Henry, VIII 
Alice, VIII Carl, and VIII Percy. 

5342 VII ROSENBERGER, MARY, was born in 1857. 
She is married to John Cotterrell, an upholsterer. 
They reside in Preston, Ontario, and have four 
children, namely: VIII John, VIII Henry, VIII 
Mabel, and VIII Lillie. 

5343 VII ROSENBERGER, SARAH, was born in 1859. 
She is married to Wellington Shupe. They reside 
in Gait, Ontario, where he is engaged as a machinist. 
To them are born three children, namely: VIII 
Nellie, VIII Albert, and VIII Lillie. 

5344 VII ROSENBERGER, CHRISTIAN, was born in 
1862. He is married to Mary Gibson and resides in 
Berlin, Ontario, where he is engaged in Krug & 
Go's furniture factory as painter. They have one 
son named VIII Louis Roy. 

5345 VII ROSENBERGER, ALICE, was born August 
27th, 1865. She is married to Eli Heinrich and re. 
sides in Berlin, Ontario, where he is engaged as 
finisher by the Gray bill Manufacturing Company 
of Waterloo. They have two children, namely: 
VIII Carl and VIII Gordon. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 193 

5346 VI ROSENBERGER, SARAH, was born August 
23rd, 1826. Died in infancy. 

5347 VI ROSENBERGER, RACHEL, was born June 
16th, 1828. She was married to Levi Bock. They 
resided near New Dundee, Ontario, where he died, 
leaving a family of twelve children, namely: VII 
Nancy (dead), VII Isaac, VII Elizabeth, VII Aaron, 
VII Catharine, VII Gideon, VII Jacob (dead), VII 
Magdalena, VII Margaret (dead), VII Levi, VII 
Barbara, and VII Hannah (dead). 

5348 VI ROSENBERGER, NANCY, was born June 
4th, 1830. Died in infancy. 

5349 VI ROSENBERGER, ELIZABETH, was born 
July 23rd, 1832. She is married to Duncan McShan- 
nock and resides in Muskegon, Michigan. To them 
are born eight children, namely: VII Daniel, VII 
Lizzie, VII John VII Archibald (dead), VII Joseph, 
VII Catharine, VII Thomas, and VII Mary. 

5350 VI ROSENBERGER, CYRUS, was born Novem- 
ber 18th, 1834. Died in infancy. 

5351 VI ROSENBERGER, CYRUS, was born February 
26th, 1837. Died in infancy. 

5352 VI ROSENBERGER, MARY, was born December 
8th, 1838. Died in infancy. 

5353 VI ROSENBERGER, JOHN, was born March 
24th, 1843. He resides in Preston where he is en- 
gaged with Clare Bros, in manufacturing furnaces 
and stoves. He is married to Susannah, daughter 
of Jacob and Catharine (Shupe) Bock. She was 
born May llth, 1840. To them were born seven 
children, viz: 

5354 VII ROSENBERGER, GEORGE, was born May 
22nd, 1865. He resides in Creston, Ohio, where he 



194 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

is engaged as a stove polisher. He is married to 
Annie Killet. 

5355 VII ROSENBERGER, JACOB, was born Novem- 
ber 30tli, 1867. He is married to Polly Schoenan and 
resides in Preston, Ontario, where he is engaged as 
a spinner in the woollen mills. They have two 
children, namely: VIII Laura and VIII Norman. 

5356 VII ROSENBERGER, MARGARET, was born 
January 24th, 1869. She is mairied to Frederick 
Crosbie, a furnace mounter. They reside in Preston 
and have two children, namely: VIII Gladys and 
VIII Maude. 

5357 VII ROSENBERGER, JOSEPH, was born Sep- 
tember 30th, 1870. He is a cloth finisher and is en- 
gaged in the Preston Woollen Mills. He is unmar- 
ried and has his home with his parents. 

5358 VII ROSENBERGER, MAGDALENA, was born 
October 5th, 1872, and died September 8th, 1873. 

5359 VII ROSENBERGER, CATHARINE, was born 
May 15th, 1875. She is engaged in the Preston 
Woollen Mills and has her home with her parents. 

5360 VII ROSENBERGER, ELIZABETH, was born 
April 22nd, 1884, and died August 22nd 1884. 

5361 VI ROSENBERGER, ANNIE, was bom Novem- 
ber 18th, 1845, and died in infancy. 

5362 VI ROSENBERGER, GEORGE, was April 29th, 
1848. Died an infant. 

5363 V ROSENBERGER, ABRAHAM, was born in 

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at the close of the last 
century and came to Canada with his parents in 1801, then being 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 195 

a mere child. He was raised at Preston. After arriving at the 
age of some twenty years he was married to Nancy, daughter of 
Christian and Polly (Rutt) Strome. After their marriage they 
resided for some time on the old "Rosenberger Farm" near 
Preston but later, on they moved to Wilmot. Township, near 
New Dundee. Their family consisted of nine children, viz: 

5364 VI ROSENBERGER, ABRAHAM, the eldest, 
resides in northern Michigan where he is engaged 
in farming. His wife's maiden name was Catharine 
Moore. They have a family but names of children 
were not received. 

5365 VI ROSENBERGER, CHRISTIAN, the second 

son, resides about three and one-half miles west of New Dundee, 
on the farm he cleared himself. He was married twice, first to 
Barbara Jones with whom he had one child named VII Barbara 
who died in infancy. His second wife was Hannah, daughter of 
Bishop Henry Shantz. Of the second union there are nine 
children, viz: 

5366 VII ROSENBERGER, HENRY, died aged about 
seventeen years. 

5367 VII ROSENBERGER, ABRAHAM, resides on a 
farm adjoining that of his father. He is married 
to Lydia Tohman. 

5368 VII ROSENBERGER, MARIA, is married to Rev. 
Henry S. Hallman. They reside in Berlin. See 
Rev. H. S. Hallman's family. 

5369 VII ROSENBERGER, REBECCA, is unmarried 
and is home with her father. 

5370 VII ROSENBERGER, HANNAH, is married to 
James Coleman. They reside near Elm wood, 
Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. 

5371 VII ROSENBERGER, CHRISTIAN, resides on 
Rev. Christian Shantz's farm near New Dundee. 
He is married to Phidella Reist. 



196 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOKY OF WATERLOO. 

5372 VII ROSENBERGER, LUCINDA, is married to 
Theodore Reist. They reside near Kossuth, On- 
tario, where he is engaged in farming. 

5373 VII ROSENBERGER, NOAH, is home on his 
father's farm. He is unmarried. 

5374 VII ROSENBERGER, MINERVA, is unmarried 
and resides with her father. / 

5375 VI ROSENBERGER, BENJAMIN, the third 
member of Abraham Rosen berger's family, resides 
in Wilmot Township, about three miles west of 
New Dundee, where he is engaged in farming. He 
is married to Nancy Shantz. They have ten chil- 
dren, namely: VII Lydia, VII Menno, VII Mary, 
VII Leah, VII Eli, VII Nancy, VII Benjamin, VII 
Sarah Ann, VII Edwin, and VII Oziah. 

5376 VI ROSENBERGER, ISAAC, son of Abraham 
Rosenberger, resides in Wilmot Township, near the 
Schmidt Mennonite Meeting House, where he is 
engaged in farming. He is married to Elizabeth 
Shantz. Their family consists of eight children* 
namely: VII Hannah, VII Isaiah, VII Mary Ann, 
VII Emma, VII Moses, VII Emery, VII Titus, and 
a daughter, name not received. 

5377 VI ROSENBERGER, POLLY, daughter of Abra- 
ham Rosenberger, is married to Abraham Clemens. 
They reside in Bosanquet Township, Lambton 
County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. 
See Abraham Clemens' family. 

5378 VI ROSENBERGER, ELIZABETH, daughter of 
Abraham Rosenberger, was married to George 
Denstedt. They resided in Blenheim Township, 
Oxford County, where she died. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OP WATERLOO. 197 



5379 VI ROSENBERGER, SARAH, died in 1880, aged 

about 40 years. She was not married. 

5380 VI ROSENBERGER, SUSANNAH, died single 
aged about 30 years. 

5381 VI ROSENBERGER, LYDIA, youngest daughter 
of Abraham Rosenberger, was born May 27th, 1845. 
She is married to Levi S. Shantz. They reside 
near Philipsburg, Ontario, and have a family of 
twelve children. See Levi S. Shantz's family. 

5382 V ROSENBERGER, JACOB, was born about the 
year 1803 and died some years ago. He was mar- 
ried and resided in Waterloo Township, in the 
neighborhood of Kossuth, for some time and later 
at Speedsville. To them were born five children, 
viz: 

5383 VI ROSENBERGER, JANE, is married to Moses 
Gingerich. They reside at Guelph, Ontario. Their 
family consists of one child. 

5384 VI ROSENBERGER, ALICE, died, aged about 10 
years. 

5385 VI ROSENBERGER, WALTER, was married to 
Harriet Bouldec and resided in Hespeler where he 
died, leaving one son. 

5386 VI ROSENBERGER, HETTIE, was married to 
John Pierson. They resided in Guelph, where he 
died. She has one child. 

5387 VI ROSENBERGER, ELIZABETH, the youngest 
member of Jacob Rosenberger's family, u-as married 
to David Fields. They resided in Guelph but 
many years ago they moved to Michigan where 
they still reside. They have a family of five chil- 
dren, names were not received. 



198 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5388 V ROSENBERGER, BARBARA, was born near 
Preston, Ontario. She was married to Daniel 
Rudy. To them were born eleven children, namely: 
VI George, VI Rebecca, VI Nancy, VI Daniel, VI 
Abraham, VI Christian, VI Henry, VI Benjamin, 
VI Samuel, VI Barbara, and VI Jacob. See Daniel 
RudyV family. 

5389 V ROSENBERGER, ELIZABETH, second daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Biehn) Rosen- 
berger, was married to Henry Schaeffer. They 
resided in the county of Waterloo but left no issue. 

5390 V ROSENBERGER, NANCY, the third daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Rosenberger, was married to John 
Graham. They resided near Dundas, Ontario, 
where their descendants are now residing. 

5391 IV ROSENBERGER, JACOB, the second son of 

Abraham Rosenberger, was born in Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania, about the year 1772. He was married to Polly Det- 
weiler. During the early part of the present century they moved 
to Canada and settled in Waterloo County. In 1834 while 
residing in Beverly Township, Wentworth County, they took the 
cholera and both died of that dreadful disease. Their family 
consisted of twelve children, viz: 

5392V ROSENBERGER, JOHN, never resided in 
Canada. His home was in Providence Township, 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was mar- 
ried to Nancy Harley. Both died in Montgomery 
County. They had a family but none settled in 
Canada. 

5393 V ROSENBERGER, REBECCA, was married to 
Joseph Stauffer. They resided west of Waterloo 
where they both died. See Joseph Stauffer's 
family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 199 

5394 V ROSENBERGER, JACOB, resided in Games 
County, Michigan, where he was engaged in farm- 
ing. His wife was Hannah Pannabecker. None of 
their descendants reside in Canada. 

5395 V ROSENBERGER, BENJAMIN, was born June 
20th, 1806. He resided at Roseville, Waterloo 
County, where he died October 18th, 1880. His 
first wife was Sallie Strom e and the second was 
Mary Woods. With first wife there were three 
children whose names we have, namely: VI Maria, 
VI Lucy, and VI Christian, and with second wife 
there were two children, namely: VI Louisa and VI 
Menno. 

5396 V ROSENBERGER, ELIZABETH, fifth member 
in the family of Jacob Rosenberger, was married to 
John Bricker. They resided near Roseville where 
she died many years ago, leaving a family of several 
children. See John Bricker's family. 

5397 V ROSENBERGER, ABRAHAM, resided in Hay 
Township, Huron County, where he was engaged 
in farming. He was married to Rebecca Eby. 
They are both dead. They had a family of nine 
children, viz: 

5398 VI ROSENBERGER, WILLIAM, was born Octo- 
ber 14th, 1836. He was married to Elizabeth Dick- 
son and after her decease to Susan Miller who is 
also dead. He now resides in Nappanee, Indiana. 

5399 VI ROSENBERGER, SIMEON, was born April 
22nd, 1839, and was married to Ann Carter, Decem- 
ber 9th, 1863. He resides in St. Thomas, Elgin 
County, Ontario. 

5400 VI ROSENBERGER, JEREMIAH, was born 
April 12th, 1842, and was married to Jane Begg 



200 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

April 20th, 1868. He now resides in La Fayette, 
Indiana, U. S. 

5401 VI ROSENBERGER, ISABELLA, was born Octo- 
ber 9th, 1843. She was married to James Walker, 
February 8th, 1872, and resides near Exeter, Middle- 
sex County, Ontario. 

5402 VI ROSENBERGER, MARGARET, was bom 
January 2nd, 1846, and died April 23rd, 1846. 

5403 VI ROSENBERGER, ADELIA, was born October 
16th, 1850. She was married to Joseph Hutchinson 
December 16th, 1884, and resides near Falkirk, Mid- 
dlesex County, Ontario. 

5404 VI ROSENBERGER, ABRAM E., was born De- 
cember 22nd, 1852. He is married to Mary Neil and 
resides in Toronto, Ontario. 

5405 VI ROSENBERGER, REBECCA, was born Feb- 
ruary 20th, 1857, and was married to George 
Humbler, December 12th, 1876. She resides at 
Falkirk, Middlesex County, Ontario. 

5406 VI ROSENBERGER, FRANKLIN, was born De- 
cember 19th, 1859, and was married to Minnie 
Draper, April 25th, 1888. They reside at Copleston, 
Lambton County, Ontario. 

5407 V ROSENBERGER, HENRY, died of cholera in 
1834, aged about 23 years. 

5408 V ROSENBERGER, NANCY, was born May 7th, 
1812. She was married to John Strome. They had 
a family of twelve children, namely: VI Henry, VI 
Abraham, VI David, VI Polly, VI John, VI Aaron, 
VI Elizabeth, VI Moses, VI Nancy, VI Amos, VI 
Isaiah, and IV Elijah. See John Strome's family. 

5409 V ROSENBERGER, JOSEPH, died of cholera in 
1834, aged about 19 years. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 201 



5410V ROSENBERGER, 

member of Jacob and Polly (Detweiler) Rosenberger's family, 
was born February 251)1, 1817. In 1838 he was married to 
Elizabeth Schlichter who was born January 4th, 1818, and died 
September nth, 1891. After his marriage he moved to Blen- 
heim Township, about two miles south of New Dundee where 
they resided until the fall of 1847 when they moved to Wilmot 
Township, about one mile east of New Dundee where they 
resided until 1880, then they moved to Berlin where he still 
resides. After the decease of his wife he was married to Hannah 
Schlichter, widow of the late Jacob Detweiler. His family con- 
sisted of twelve children, viz: 

5411 VI ROSENBERGER, MARY, was born July 9th, 
1839. She was married to John Hilgartner, a 
farmer. They resided near Hanover, Ontario, 
where she died in 1868, leaving two children, 
namely: VII Hannah (dead) and VII Edmund. 

5412 VI ROSENBERGER, ELIZABETH, was born 
January 29th, 1841. She was married to Jacob 
Lautenschlager, a farmer. They resided in Wilmot 
Township, where she died in spring of 1880, leaving 
a family of six children, namely: VII Malinda, VII 
Rosetta, VII Lydian, VII Annettie, VII Isaac, and 
VII Albert. 

5413 VI ROSENBERGER, NANCY, was born Feb- 
ruary 1st, 1843. She is married to Louis Adolph, 
a farmer. They reside in Wallace Township, Perth 
County, Ontario. To them are born six children, 
namely: VII Samuel L., VII John (dead), VII Sin- 
clair, VII Milton, VII Minnie Rosetta, and VII 
Ella (dead). 

5414 VI ROSENBERGER, HANNAH, was born Feb- 
ruary 17th, 1845. She is married to John Bricker, a 
favmer. They reside near Fargo, Michigan. To 



202 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

them were born the following children, namely: VII 
Chester, VII Eusebius, VII Leander, VII Addison 
(dead), VII Arthur, VII Maggie Lenora, VII Han- 
nah Rosetta, and VII Minerva Savina. See No. 1300. 

5415 VI ROSENBERGER, SUSANNAH, was born 
May 20th, 1847. She is married to George Bell and 
resides at Yale, Michigan. To them are born two 
children, namely: VII Annettie and VII Urias 
(dead). 

5416 VI ROSENBERGER, JOHN, was born July 17th, 
1849, and died in October 1849. 

5417 VI ROSENBERGER, MAGDALENA, was born 
August 13th, 1850. She was married to John W. 
Groh. They resided in Waterloo County where 
she died some years ago, leaving two children, 
namely: VII Savina and VII Elizabeth. See No. 
3417. 

5418 VI ROSENBERGER, SAMUEL, was born March 
5th, 1853. He was married to Phoebe Erb. They 
resided several miles from Brown City, Michigan, 
where he died some time ago, leaving a family of 
five children, namely: VII Irvine, VII Gordon, VII 
Joanna, VII Bella, and VII Hattie. 

5419 VI ROSENBERGER, LYDIA ANN, was born 
March 26th, 1855. She is married to Amos Bricker, 
a farmer. They reside near Roseville, Ontario, and 
have a family of five children, namely: VII Nettie, 
VII Wilton, VII Horace and VII Howard (twins), 
and VII Addie. See No. 1267. 

5420 VI ROSENBERGER, MARGARET, was born May 
10th, 1857. She is married to Rev. Isaac W. Grob. 
They reside at Welland, Ontario, and have had a 
family of five children, namely: VII Elma, VII 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 203 

Lottie, VII Alonzo (dead), VII Clive (dead), and VII 
Claude (dead). See No. 3420. 

5421 VI ROSENBERGER, PRISCILLA, was born 
June 14th, 1849. She was married to Simon Thaler, 
a farmer. They resided near Williamsburg, Water- 
loo County, Ontario, where she died May 8th, 1891, 
leaving a family of four children, namely: VII 
George (dead), VII Ella, VII Flossie (dead), and 
VII Annettie Priscilla. 

5422 VI ROSENBERGER, MARY ROSETTA, was 
bom January 12th, 1862. She is married to Thomas 
S. Hammet. They reside in Gait, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in selling pianos, organs, etc. 

5423 V ROSENBERGER, MARY, the eleventh child 
of Jacob Rosenberger, was first married to Benja- 
min Coleman and after his decease to Owen Dodge. 
They reside at Caledonia, Michigan. She had a 
family with her first husband. 

5424 V ROSENBERGER, SUSANNAH, the youngest 
child of Jacob Rosenberger, was born December 
14th, 1821, and died June 26th, 1884. She was mar- 
ried to Rev. Moses Erb. They resided in Berlin 
where she died. They* had a family of three chil- 
dren, namely: VI Menno, VI Moses, and VI Aaron. 
See Rev. Moses Erb's family. 




RUDELL 



5425 II RUDELL, JOHN, son of Conrad and Margaret 

(Fischer) Rudell, was born in Kuhr Hessen, Germany, April 
28th, 1833. In 1847 he, in company with his parents, emigrated 
to America and landed at Quebec, Canada, where they remained 
one year. In 1848 they continued their journey westward and 
came as far as Preston, Waterloo County, Ontario, where they 
finally settled. Mr. Rudell, after arriving at the age of maturity, 
commenced to take building contracts for himself. In a few 
years he proved himself to be one of the most successful builders 
and contractors of the county. On October 5th, 1856, he was 
married to Hannah, youngest daughter of Deacon Abraham C. 
and Elizabeth (Strohm) Clemens. She was born near Hespeler, 
Ontario, August 30th, 1836. After their marriage they resided in 
Preston for some time, then they moved on a farm in Puslinch 
Township, Wellington County, near Holm's mills. Here they 
resided until 1891 when they moved to Berlin where they still 
reside, spending the evening of their days in comfort and ease. 
To them was born a family of ten children, viz: 

5426 III RUDELL, ABRAM C., was born March llth, 

1858. He is married to Sarah Ziegler and resides on 
a farm near Hespeler, Ontario. They have a family 
of three children, namely: IV Minnie, IV Alice, 
and IV Matthew. 

5427 III RUDELL, MARY, was born December 26th, 

1859. She is home with her parents and unmarried. 

5428 III RUDELL, AARON C., was born March 22nd, 
1862, and died in Berlin September 5th, 1894. He 
was not married. 

5429 III RUDELL, SARAH, was born March 10th, 
1864. She is a dressmaker and resided in the city 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 205 

of Toronto until her marriage with John S. Me" 
Nally. Now they reside at Blair, Ontario. 

5430 III RUDELL, JOHN C., was born May 13th, 1866. 
He resides in Puslinch Township, near Hespeler, 
where he is engaged in farming. His wife was 
Christina Broughton. They have no family. 

5431 III RUDELL, IDA ALICE, was born October 
17th, 1868. She is married to Levi Master. They 
reside west of New Dundee, Ontario, where he is 
engaged in farming. Their family consists of one 
child named IV Laura. 

5432 III RUDELL, WILLIAM, was born November 
10th, 1870. He is a druggist and resides at Sault St. 
Marie, Michigan, where he, in partnership with Mr. 
Simeon Zeller, is engaged in a well paying drug 
business. He is not married. 

5433 III RUDELL, ROSALINE, was born October 10th, 
1872. She is unmarried and resides with her 
parents. 

5434 III RUDELL, LILLIE ALMA, was born March 
15th, 1875. She is at home with her parents. 

5435 III RUDELL, ALBERT EDWIN, the youngest in 
the family, was born May 7th, 1877. He is attend- 
ing the Berlin High School, preparing himself to 
pass the teachers' examination. 




RUDY. 



5436 I RUDY, DANIEL, a native of Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, was born December 4th, 1796. 
When a young man he came to Canada and 
settled near Doon, Waterloo County, where he was 
married to Barbara (No. 5388), daughter of Benja- 
min and Elizabeth (Biehn) Rosenberger. She was 
born near Preston, Ontario, January 29th, 1804, and 
died January 30th, 1885. He died December 7th, 
1857. To them were born eleven children, viz: 

5437 II RUDY, GEORGE, was born September 23rd, 
1823. On March 16th, 1847, he was married to Bar- 
bara Lichty. She was born January 2nd, 1825. Six 
years after their marriage they moved on part of lot 
No. 39, German Company's Tract, several miles west 
of the town of Waterloo where they resided until 
1887, then they retired from the farm and moved to 
Waterloo where they reside at present. To them 
was born one child, viz: 

5438 III RUDY, NANCY, was bora April 7th, 1850. 
She was married, May 3rd, 1868, to John Kunkle, a 
native of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. They 
resided on her father's old homestead where she 
died April 14th, 1887, leaving a family of ten chil- 
dren, namely: IV Sarah Jane (dead), IV Josiah, IV 
Cyrus (dead), IV Alice, IV Barbara, IV Nancy 
(dead), IV John (dead), IV George (dead), IV 
Alfred, and IV Emma. 

5439 II RUDY, REBECCA, was born October 29th, 
1825. On March 25th, 1845, she was married to 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 207 

Samuel Shantz who was born January 16th 1811 
and died January 17th, 1895. See Samuel Sh'antz's 
family. 

5440 II RUDY, NANCY, was born October 14th, 1827. 
On April llth, 1854, she was married to Aaron 
Ziegler who was born December 16th, 1829, and died 
January 13th, 1885. They resided in Woolwich 
Township, a little west of Elmira, where she died 
February 20th, 1862. See Aaron Ziegler's family. 

5441 II RUDY, DANIEL, was born July 27th, 1830. 
He was married to Mary Ann Detweiler and resided 
in South Easthope Township, Perth County, On. 
tario, near Tavistock, where he was engaged in 
farming. He died July 29th, 1892. His family con- 
sisted of one son named III David. 

5442 III RUDY, DAVID, is married to Mary Ann 
Hewitt. They reside on the old homestead where 
he is engaged in farming and auctioneering. 

5443 II RUDY, ABRAHAM, was born January 2nd, 
1833. On September 12th, 1854, he was married to 
Nancy Shantz who was born May 5th, 1835, and 
died August 12th, 1857. On October 12th, 1858, he 
was again married to Mary Snyder who was born 
June 29th, 1833. His family consists of five chil- 
dren, viz: 

5444 III RUDY, SUSANNAH, was born July 10th, 
1855. She is married to Martin Fry and resides in 
Waterloo where he is engaged in teaming. Their 
family is as follows: IV Eliza Ann, IV Abraham 
(dead), IV Amanda, IV Edwin, IV Harvey, IV 
Elam, IV Luetta, IV Elsie, and IV Floyd. 

5445 JII RUDY, ELIZABETH, was born August 1st, 



208 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1857. She is married to John Becker, a farmer. 
They reside in Brant Township, Bruce County, 
Ontario. Their family is as follows, namely: IV 
George, IV Maggie, IV Herman, IV William, IV 
Ida, IV Abraham, IV Lucy, IV Philip, and IV 
Emanuel. 

5446 III RUDY, BARBARA, was born August 31st, 

1859. She is married to Ezra S. Baumann and has 
a family of five children, namely: IV Allan, IV 
Mary Ann, IV Sarah, IV Elizabeth, and IV Ma- 
linda. See No. 173. 

5447 III RUDY, ANGELINE, was bora October 18th, 

1860, and died February 18th, 1891. She was mar- 
ried to John M. Brubacher and left a family of four 
children, namely: IV Edwin, IV Clara, IV Abra- 
ham, and IV Phianna. See No. 1405. 

5448 III RUDY, SOPHIA, was born February 8th, 1862. 
She is married to Josiah S. Shantz. They reside on 
her father's old homestead, part of lot No. 20, Ger- 
man Company's Tract, Woolwich Township. To 
them are born two children, namely: IV Alvin and 
IV Elvina. See Josiah S. Shantz's family. 



5449 II RUDY, CHRISTIAN, twin brother to Abra- 
ham, was born January 2nd, 1833. He is married 
to Lydia Horst who was born March 17th, 1838. 
They reside a little north of St. Jacobs, Ontario. 
To them were born eleven children, viz: 

5450 III RUDY, LEAH, was born August 8th, 1855. 
She is married to Henry P. Martin and has a family 
of eleven children, namely: IV Lydia, IV Menno, 
IV Jotsiahf and Jeremiahf (triplets), IV Christian, 

t Josiah, and Jeremiah of the triplets are dead, Menno is living yet. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 209 



IV Amos (dead), IV Veronica (dead), IV Jonathan, 
IV Susannah, IV Mary Ann, and IV Nancy 

5451 III RUDY, AMANDA, was born May 14th, 1857. 
She was married to Samuel Snyder and resided in 
Wilmot Township where she died May 24th, 1889, 
leaving one son named IV Menno. 

5452 III RUDY, AMOS, was born March 25th, 1859. 
He was married to Nancy Steiner and died Feb- 
ruary 4th, 1885, leaving one son named IV Isaiah. 

5453 III RUDY, DANIEL H., was born April 24th, 
1861. He is married to Nancy Shantz and resides 
at Blair, Ontario. They have three children, 
namely: IV Norman (dead), IV Clarence, and IV 
Clayton. 

5454 III RUDY, EMILY, was born September 1st, 1863. 
She is married to Jonathan Martin. They reside 
about three miles north-west of Waterloo. Their 
family is as follows, namely: IV Josiah, IV Ephraim, 
IV Ervine IV Hannah, IV Isaiah, IV Malinda, and 
IV Norman. 

5455 III RUDY, VERONICA, was born October 18th, 
1865. She is married to Daniel Ernst and resides in 
Wellesley Township, Ontario, where he is engaged 
in farming. Their family is as follows: IV Josiah, 
IV Nelson, IV Zelinda, IV May, IV Noah, and IV 
Jonathan. 

5456 III RUDY, LYDIA, was born June 17th, 1867. 
She is unmarried and resides with her parents. 

5457 III RUDY, CHRISTIAN, twin brother to Lydia, 
was born June 17th, 1867, and died February 6th, 
1871. 

5458 III RUDY, JOSIAH, was born September 21st, 
1871, and died October 4th, 1885. 



210 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5459 III RUDY, SUSANNAH, was born July 2sth, 
1874, and died March 22nd, 1875. 

5460 III RUDY, BARBARA, the youngest in family, 
was born May 13th, 1876. She is at home with her 
parents. 

5461 II RUDY, HENRY, \vas born in 1835. He was 
married to Louisa Anna Meyer and resided in 
Illinois, U. S., where he died, leaving a family of 
three children, namely: IV Joseph, IV Elizabeth^ 
and IV Emily. 

5462 II RUDY, BENJAMIN, was born October 13th, 
1837, and died in Wellesley Township, near Bam- 
berg, Ontario, where he resided, April 23rd, 1890. 
On November 7th, 1863, he was married to Mary 
Ann Hoffman who was born April 20th, 1844, and 
died in Wilmot Township, near the Schmidt Men- 
nonite Meeting House, April 27th, 1894. To them 
was born a family of fourteen children, viz: 

5463 III RUDY, WILLIAM, was bora April 24th, 1864. 
He is married to Rachel Reist. He resides in Wool- 
wich Township, on a farm on town line opposite 
that of Christian B. Snyder, near the Martin Men- 
nonite Meeting House. Their family consists of 
two children, namely: IV Mary Etta and IV Jacob. 

5464 III RUDY, MENNO, was born January 16th, 1866, 
and died January 17th, 1867. 

5465 III RUDY, NANCY, was born September 19th, 
1867. She is unmarried and resides with Eli Good 
at New Hamburg, Ontario. 

5466 III RUDY, SARAH ANN, was born December 
21st, 1868. She is unmarried and resides with 
Christian Brubacher near BerJ in. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 211 

5467 III RUDY, BARBARA, was born January 19th, 
1870. She is unmarried and resides with her aunt,' 
Mrs. Samuel Shantz, west of Berlin. 

5468 III RUDY, MAGDALENA, was born July 31st, 
1872. She is unmarried and resides with John 
Kunkle, west of Waterloo. 

5469 III RUDY, ELENOR, was born October 6th, 18-74. 
She is unmarried and resides with Isaac H. Bau- 
mann, north- west of Waterloo. 

5470 III RUDY, MARY ETTA,t was born May 8th, 
1877, and died May 22nd, 1877. 

5471 HI RUDY, MARY ANN, was born May 8th, 1877, 
and died May 8th, 1877. 

5472 III RUDY, JEREMIAH, was born July 24th, 1878. 
He resides with Nelson Shantz, west of Berlin. 

5473 III RUDY, JOSIAH, twin brother to Jeremiah, 
was born July 24th, 1878. He resides with Isaac H. 
Baumann, north-west of Waterloo. 

5474 III RUDY, HANNAH, was born March 6th, 1880. 
She resides with Nelson Shantz, west of Berlin. 

5475 III RUDY, ELIAS, was born June 13th, 1882. He 
resides with his uncle, Menno E. Shantz, at Peters- 
burg, Ontario. 

5476 III RUDY, LUCY ANN, the youngest in family, 
was born November 3rd, 1884. He resides with his 
brother, William. 

5477 II RUDY, SAMUEL, was born March 3rd, 1840. 
In 1861 he was married to Nancy Jones who was 
born April 22nd, 1845. They reside in the town of 

\ Mary Etta and Mary Ann were twins. 



212 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Berlin where he is engaged as a teamster. To them 
was born a family of nine children, viz: 

5478 III RUDY, JOSHUA, was born March llth, 1862. 
He is married to Rebecca Spaetz. They reside in 
Woolwich Township, about five miles north-west of 
Waterloo, where he is engaged in farming. His 
family is as follows: IV Noah, IV Amos, IV Israel, 
and IV Aaron. 

5479 III RUDY, HANNAH, was born July 6th, 1863. 
She is married to Alexander Ding wall, a carder and 
spinner. They reside in Wellesley and have two 
children, namely: IV Martha Valeria and IV Harry 
Alexander. 

5480 III RUDY, JONAS, was born December 21st, 1864. 
He is married to Louisa Thiede. They reside in 
Berlin. He is a cabinet maker. To them are born 
three children, namely: IV William Arthur, IV 
Anna Leona, and IV James Courtland. 

5481 III RUDY, BARBARA, was born June 10th, 1867. 
She is married to Jacob Sauer, a cabinet maker and 
manufacturer of parlor frames with H. Krug, 
Berlin, where they reside. To them are born two 
children, namely: IV Norman and IV Harold. 

5482 III RUDY, SAMUEL, was born September 20th, 
1868. He is married to Lizzie Lantz. They reside 
in Waterloo where he is engaged in a furniture 
factory. They have two children, namely: IV 
Laiiora Gate and IV < tecar. 

5483 III RUDY, IMANUEL, was born August 21st, 
1870. He is a builder and carpenter and is engaged 
with Henry Wildfong of Berlin. 

5484 III RUDY, MOSES, was born March 18th, 1875, 
and died March 23rd, 1875. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 213 



5485 III RUDY, ADDISON, was born 

He is engaged as a laborer in H. Krug's factory. 

5486 III RUDY, ALBERT LEBOREUS, was born 
March 26th, 1888. 

5487 II RUDY, BARBARA, was born June 18th, 1842 
On September 18th, 1864, she was married to Menno 
E. Shantz who was born March llth, 1841. They 
reside in Wilmot Township, about a mile west of 
Petersburg, Ontario. See Menno E. Shantz family. 

5488 II RUDY, JACOB, the youngest in the family, 
was born in the year 1844. He resides in St. 
Antonia, Texas, U. S. On June 5th, 1889, he was 
married and has a family of one son whose name 
was not received. 



SALTZBERGER. 

(Now spelled Sal/berry.) 

5489 I SALTZBERGER, JOHN PHILIP, a native of 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, came to Canada in 1802. He 
was born June 2ist, 1780, and died December 29th, 1860. On 
September 22nd, 1805, he was married to Veronica Gingerich, 
sister to old Da^'id (imgerich and daughter of old Abraham 
(lingerich. She was bom in 1781 and died in iSro. After the 
decease of his first wife, he was again married to Mary, daughter 
of John and Nancy (Bechtcl) Biehn. She was the first white 
child born in the township of Waterloo and quite likely the first 
in the county. She was bom April 24th, 1801, and died Sep- 
tember 29th, 1889. They were married in September, 1819. 
Mr, Saltzberger's family is as follows; 



214 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5190 II SALTZBERGER, CATHARINE, was born 
July 1st, 1806, and died near Bloomingdale, January 
3rd, 1869. She was married to Benjamin Snyder. 
See Benjamin Snyder's family. 

5491 II SALTZBERGER, MARTHA, was born October 
20th, 1808, and was married to John Jones. They 
are both dead and are buried in the Blenheim (Men- 
nonite) graveyard. They had a family of fifteen 
children. See John Jones' family. 

54t)i> II SALTZBERGER, JOHN, was born May 20th, 
1810. They reside in Townsend Township, Norfolk 
County, Ontario, and have had a family of six 
children, but namets and place of residence of each 
were not handed to the writer in time for publi- 
cation. 

5493 II SALTZBERGER, VERONICA, twin sister to 
John, died in infancy. 

5494 II SALTZBERGER, ABRAHAM, was born No- 
vember 22nd, 1820. He was married to Polly, 
daughter of Adam Kunzenhauser. They reside in 
Indiana, U. S., and have had a numerous family, of 
whom five children are still living but names were 
not received. 

5495 II SALTZBERGER, ELIZABETH, was born 
March llth, 1823. She was married to Henry, 
son of Christian and Sophia (Ruth) Schwartz. He 
was born May 8th, 1816, and died May 27th, issT. 
See Henry Schwartz's family. 

5496 II SALTZBERGER, JACOB, was bom May 25th, 
1825. He is married to Esther Honsberger who was 
born October 16th, 1826. They reside in Plattsville, 
Oxford County, Ontario, and have had a family of 
five children, viz; 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 215 

541)7 III SALTZBERGERTvERONICA^as born 7^ 
gust 2nd, 1852. She is married to Amos Hilborn, a 
miller by trade. They reside in the town of Berlin. 
Their family consists of four children, namely: IV 
Carrie (dead), IV Cranson, IV Ivan, and IV Laura 

5498 III SALTZBERGER, LOVINA, was born Novem- 
ber 7th, 1856. She is married to John Underwood, 
a teamster for Messrs. Shirk <fe Snider, Bridgeport 
where they reside. Their family consisted of eight 
children, namely: I\ Obel, IV Ira, IV Oscar and 
IV Ervine (dead) (twins), IV Sylvia, IV Harry, IV 
Alvin (dead), and IV Milo. 

5499 III SALTZBERGER, CATHARINE, was born 
August 30th, 1860, and died January 20th, 1890. 
She was married to George Miller. They resided 
near Manheim, in Wilmot Township, where she 
died, leaving two children, namely: IV Lillie and 
IV Amos. 

5500 III SALTZBERGER, ESTHER, was born Feb- 
ruary 24th, 1863. She is married to George Miller. 
They reside near Haysville, Ontario. Their family 
consists of three children, namely: IV Harry, IV 
Roxie (dead), and IV William. 

5501 III SALTZBERGER, MARY, was born May 26th, 
1865. She is married to Harry Ellis, a sewing, 
machine agent. They reside in the city of Guelph. 
Their family consists of four children, namely: IV 
Florence, IV Alice (dead), IV Claries, and IV Ethel. 

5502 II SALTZBERGER, SAMUEL, son of Philip 
John and Mary (Biehn) Saltzberger, was bora June 
1st, 1829. He is unmarried and resides with his 
sister, Elizabeth (Mrs. Henry Schwartz), in Stras- 
burg, Ontario. 



216 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5503 II SALTZBERGER, CHRISTIAN, was born Au- 
gust 27th, 1827, and died in 1829. 

5504 II SALTZBERGER, AARON, was born June 
17th, 1833, and died June 26th, 1833. 



SARARAS. 



5505 I SARARAS, NICOLAS, the old pioneer, was a 

descendant of some noble Huguenot family who had settled in 
North Carolina, U. S., where old Nicolas was born in April, 
1751. When some twenty years of age he was married to Mary 
Livergood, sister to old Jacob Livergood. She was also a native 
of North Carolina where she was born May 8th, 1752, and died 
at Freeport, Ontario, March 24th, 1832. In 1796 they left their 
native state and moved north to Pennsylvania where they so- 
journed until 1801 or 1802, then, with others, they moved to 
Canada and settled on the west bank of the Grand River, Water- 
loo County, Ontario, near the village of Freeport, on the farm 
now owned by George Becker. He died June icth, 1836. To 
them were born several children, the names of only three were 
received, namely: II Andrew, II Nicolas, and II Sallie who was 
married to John Livergood (No. 4256). 

5506 II SARARAS, ANDREW, was born December 
28th, 1781. He was married to Elizabeth Livergood, 
his cousin. She was born January 23rd, 1781, and 
died suddenly of paralysis while walking on the 
road near the Toll Bridge, December 28th, 1865. 
He died on his old homestead near Freeport, Feb- 
ruary 3rd, 1867. To them were born ten children. 
Their names are as follows: 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 217 



5507 III SARARAS, JOHN, the eldest, was married to 
Anna Rickert They resided in Hastings County 
Ontario, where he was farming. To them were 
born three children, namely: IV Henry, IV John 
arid IV Sarah. 

5508 III SARARAS, MARY, is married to John Ten- 
nant, a farmer. They reside in Elma Township 
Perth County, near Listowel. To them were born 
ten children but names were not received. 

5509 III SARARAS, JACOB, was married to Elizabeth 
Graybill. They resided in Wallace Township, 
Perth County, Ontario, until some time ago when 
they moved to Manitoba where he followed farming 
To them were born five children, namely: IV Nel- 
son, IV Phoebe, IV John, IV Annie, and IV 
Catharine. 

5510 III SARARAS, ANDREW L., was married to 
Mary Kercher. . They resided in Wilmot Township, 
north of New Dundee, where he was engaged in 
farming. To them were born twelve children, two 
of whom died in infancy and their names were not 
received, but the names of the other ten were IV 
David, IV Cyrus, IV Isaac, IV Jacob, IV Hannah, 
IV Leah, IV Rebecca, IV Maggie, IV Andrew K., 
and IV Mary. 

5511 III SARARAS, NICOLAS L., was bom May 8th, 
1808. He was married to Catharine, daughter of 
George and Elizabeth (Sheirich) Shupe. She was 
born September 10th, 1815. He died July 13th, 1893. 
Since the decease of her husband she has her home 
with her son, Moses, who resides on the old home- 
stead near New Dundee, Ontario. Their family 
consisted of eight children, viz: 

5512 IV SARARAS, GEORGE, was born January 19th, 



218 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1842 He is married to Susannah Block. They 
reside near New Dundee, Ontario, where he is 
farming. They have one child named V Almiua. 

5513 IV SARARAS, NOAH, was born June 25th, 1843. 
He is married to Hannah Burkholder. They reside 
in Michigan. No issue. 

5514 IV SARARAS, ELIZABETH, was born Decem- 
ber 2nd, 1845. She is married to George Becker, a 
farmer. They reside on the old "Baumaim Farm 1 ' 
at Centreville, near the Toll Bridge. To them were 
born six children, namely: V Emanuel, V Magda- 
lena, V Ellen, V Noah, V Martha, and V Solomon. 

5515 IV SARARAS, MARY, is married to Isaac Bock. 
They reside at New Dundee and have a family of 
six children, namely: V Nathaniel, V Lucinda, V 
Eljuda, V Bernice, V Addison, and V Mariah. 

5516 IV SARARAS, MAGDALENA, was born October 
10th, 1850. She is unmarried. 

5517 IV SARARAS, FANNIE, was born November 
7th, 1852, and died December 21st, 1889. 

5518 IV SARARAS, SOPHIA, was born September 
10th, 1854. She is married to August Becker. 
They reside in New Dundee, Ontario, and have a 
family as follows, namely: V Celina, V Elma, V 
Herbert, V Gilbert, and V Rustella. 

5519 IV SARARAS, MOSES, was born November 30th, 
1856. He is unmarried and resides on his father's 
old homestead where he is engaged in farming. 
His mother and his sister have their home with 
him. 

5520 III SARARAS, ELIZABETH, was married to 
Michael Bauers, a farmer. They reside in Hastings 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



County, Ontario. To them is born a large family 
but names of the children were not received. 

5521 III SARARAS, SAMUEL, is married to Margaret 
Mutchenbacher. They reside in New Dundee, 
Ontario, and have a family of twelve children', 
IV Solon, IV Peter, IV Catharine, IV Samuel, IV 
Abram, IV Hannah, IV Levi,IV Maggie, IV Julian, 
and three who died in infancy. 

5522 III SARARAS, DANIEL, is married to Margaret 
Kercher. They reside in Hay Township, Huron 
County, where he is engaged in farming. They 
have a large family but names were not received. 

5523 III SARARAS, CATHARINE, was married to 
David Strome who was born April 28th, 1817, and 
died September 21st, 1875. They resided on a farm 
about three miles east of Hespeler where she is still 
having her home with one of her children. Their 
family consisted of eight children, namely: IV 
Leah, IV Eli, IV Noah, IV Andrew, IV Margaret, 
IV Benjamin, IV Rachel, and IV Solomon. 

5524 III SARARAS, DAVID, the youngest in the 
family, was born September 5th, 1824. He was mar- 
ried to Magdalena Brower (No. 1359) who was born 
June 28th, 1829, and died January 28th, 1872. They 
resided near Freeport, on the old "Sararas Home- 
stead" where he died August 28th, 1892. To them 
was born a family of ten children, viz: 

5525 IV SARARAS, LYDIA, is married to Emanuel 
Weaver. They reside at Petoskey, Michigan, and 
have a family but names of children were not 
received. See Emanuel Weaver's family. 

5526 IV SARARAS, NANCY, is married to Isaac Gehl, 
a farmer. They reside at Caledonia, Kent County, 
Michigan, and have five children, 



220 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5527 IV SARARAS, MARY, is married to James 
Battler. They reside at Petersburg, Ontario, and 
have a family of one child named V Mabel. 

5528 IV SARARAS, ELIZABETH, is married to 
Adolph Gruetzner. They reside in New Hamburg, 
Ontario, and have two children, namely: V Alice 
and V Florence Ida. 

5529 IV SARARAS, AARON, is married to Adriana 
Stengel. They reside at New Hamburg, Ontario, 
where he is engaged in the furniture business. No 
family. 

5530 IV SARARAS, MENNO, is married to Louisa 
Stengel. He resides on the old homestead where he 
is farming. They have one child named V Elvina. 

5531 IV SARARAS, MAGDALEN A, is married to 
Henry Walder, proprietor of the Hilborn House, 
Ayr, Ontario. They have two children, namely: V 
Harry and V Louisa. 

5532 IV SARARAS, CAROLINE, is married to Almon 
Lewis, a farmer. They reside at Chicopee. Their 
family consists of two children, namely: V Lloyd 
and V Harry. 

5533 IV SARARAS, JACOB, was born in 1870. He is 
unmarried and resides in Ayr where he has his 
home with his sister, Mrs. Walder. 

5534 IV SARARAS, ELLEN, the youngest in family, 
was born in 1870. She is married to William Meisel, 
a blacksmith. They reside in Baden, Ontario. No 
family. 



SAUERS. 



5535 I SAUERS, JACOB, the father of this family, was 
a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He 
was married to Elizabeth Horst, a distant relative 
of the Horsts of this county. In 1825 they moved 
to Canada and settled in Berlin, Ontario, where 
they both died. To them was born the following 
family, viz: 

5536 II SAUERS, LYDIA, was married to Samuel 
Bowers. They resided near Berlin where they had 
a large family. See No. 1146. 

5537 II SAUERS, ISAAC, was married and resided in 
the town of Gait where he died, leaving a family of 
one child named III Hannah. She was married to 
Isaac Whiting. 

5538 II SAUERS, CATHARINE, was married to Jacob 
Evans. They resided near Lancaster City, Pennsyl- 
vania, where she died. 

5539 II SAUERS, ELIZABETH, was married to Jacob 
Fry, a miller. They resided in Kent County, 
Michigan. 

5540 II SAUERS, SALLIE, was married to John Roat, 
a saddler. They resided in Berlin, Ontario, where 
he died. 

5541 II SAUERS, JULIA, was married to Daniel 
Levan, a tinsmith. They resided in different parts 
of the county. 

5542 II SAUERS, CYRUS, was married to Sarah 
Dobbin. They reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 



222 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5543 II SAUERS, JACOB, was married to Rosina 
Kraft. They reside in Minnesota, U. S., where he 
is engaged in business. 

5544 II SAUERS, ANN, is married to Christian linger, 
a farmer. They reside in Kent County, Michigan. 

5545 II SAUERS, ANDREW, died in Berlin, aged 
about 18 years. 

5546 II SAUERS, POLLY, was married to Henry 
Histand arid after his decease to Michael Correll. 

5547 II SAUERS, CAROLINE, was married to John 
Hoffman. They resided in Berlin where they both 
died. See John Hoffman's family. 



SCHEIFLE. 



(Now Scheifle is spelled Scheifley, Shifley, and Shyflee.) 

5548 I SCHEIFLE, ANDREW, the pioneer settler of 

this family, was born in Switzerland probably as early as 1786. 
When a young man he left his native home and went to \Vurten- 
berg, Germany, where he remained several years. In 1815 he 
emigrated to America and late in the fall of the same year he 
arrived at Berlin, Ontario. Here he resided until the fulluw- 
ing spring (1816), then he moved on the farm now pussessed by 
the heirs of the late Abraham Groff. Old Mr. Scheifle was mar- 
ried to Maria Nagle. His family consisted of several children 
but the name of only one has been handed unto us, viz: 

5549 II SCHEIFLE, FREDERICK, was born in Water- 

loo County, June 2ist, 1823. He has spent his younger days in 
chopping and clearing land, and later on he pure hased a farm a 
little to the south of Conestogo where he followed fanning until 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 223 

1889 when he quit farming and moved a little to the north of 
the town of Waterloo where he now lives retired and takes 
life easy and comfortable. In April, 1842, he was married to 
Esther Wenger who was born in July, 1818, and died in Septem- 
ber, 1850. On June 2ist, 1851, he was again married to 
Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and Mary (Wanner) Gingerich. 
She was born August 2ist, 1827. Mr. Scheifle's family consists 
of nine children, four of whom were born unto his first wife. 

5550 III SHEIFLEY, GIDEON, was bora November 
'2nd, 1848. He is married to Susannah Martin. They 
reside in Michigan where he is farming. They 
have one child named IV Elizabeth. 

5551 III SHEIFLEY, AMANDA, was born December 
23rd, 1844. She is married to Franklin Meyer. 
They reside in Waterloo where he is engaged in 
teaming. To them are born ten children, namely: 
IV Susannah, IV Annie, IV Matilda, IV Priscilla, 
IV Franklin, IV Lovina, IV Henry, IV Mary Ann, 
IV Aaron, and IV Sidney. 

5552 III SHEIFLEY, PRISCILLA, was born March 
22nd, 1846. She is married to Enoch Snyder, a 
farmer. They reside in North Dumfries Township, 
near Roseville, Ontario, and have a family of four 
children, namely: IV Ira, IV Sophia, IV Ida, and 
IV Amasa. 

5553 III SHEIFLEY, BARBARA, was born April 3rd, 
1848. She was married to Christian Keller and 
resides in Kent County, Michigan, where he is 
engaged in farming. To them are born ten chil- 
dren, but none of the names were received in time 
for publication. 

5554 III SHEIFLEY, CHRISTIAN G., was born March 
27th, 1852. He is married to Amanda, daughter of 
Jacob M. and Magdalena W. (Eby) Brubacher. 



224 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

They reside near St. Jacobs where he is engaged in 
farming. Their family consists of eight children, 
namely: IV Ira, IV Addison, IV Ervine, IV Wesley, 
IV Minerva, IV Edgar, IV Oscar, and IV Hilda. 

5555 III SHEIFLEY, SOLOMON G., was born April 
30th, 1853. He is married to Lucinda, daughter of 
Henry and Sarah ( Reist) Good. They reside south- 
west of Conestogo, about a mile east of the Martin 
Mennonite Meeting House where he is farming. 
Their family consists of four children, namely: IV 
Arna, IV Ada, IV Allan, and IV Harvey. 

5556 III SHEIFLEY, AARON G., was born October 
6th, 1855. He is married to Angeline, daughter of 
David and Mariah (Shelley) Stanffer. They reside 
on the south-west part of lot No. 2, Woolwich Town- 
ship, about one and one-half miles south of Con- 
estogo. To them are born eight children, namely: 
IV Sidney, IV Alvin, IV Ida, IV Oliver, IV Herbert, 
IV Perley, IV Eby Dalton, and IV Clayton. 

5557 III SHEIFLEY, ANDREW, was born September 
21st, 1858. He is married to Malinda Stauffer, sister 
to his brother's (Aaron) wife. They reside on part 
of lot No. 3, Woolwich Township. His farm adjoins 
that of his brother Aaron. Their family is as 
follows, namely: IV Hattie, IV Eveline, IV Sylinda, 
IV Dalton, IV Elma, IV Edna, IV Mabel, IV Alli- 
son Boyd, and IV Violet. 

5558 III SHEIFLEY, DAVID, was born October 25th, 
1865. He is married to Mary, daughter of Solomon 
M. and Barbara D. (Martin) Musselman. They 
reside about a mile north-east of St. Jacobs where 
he is farming. Their family consisted of two chil- 
dren, namely: IV Laura (dead), and IV Orvan. 



SCHEIRICH. 

(Now spelled Shiry.) 

5559 I SCHEIRICH, MATHIAS, the ancestor of the 

family, was a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where 
he was born December 6th, 1751. In 1805 ne emigrated to 
Canada and settled in Waterloo County, nearly two miles south 
of Berlin. His old homestead is now possessed by George 
Histand. He was married to Catharine Mooney who wi:s born 
in 1762 and died December ioth, 1825. He died February 6th, 
1835. They had a family of eight* children, viz: 

5560 II SCHEIRICH, ANNA MARIA, the eldest of 
Mathias Scheirich's children, was born in October, 
1784, and died July 10th, 1841. She was married to 
Jacob Strohm who was born September 24th, 1783, 
and died December 7th, 1855. They resided near 
Hespeler where they both died. They had a family 
of eight children, namely: III Catharine, III John 
J., Ill David, III Eli, III Eva, III Elizabeth, III 
Susannah, and III Mary. See Jacob Strohm's 
family. 

5561 II SCHEIRICH, JOHN, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, August 4th, 1787. He came 
to Canada with his parents when eighteen years of 
age. When some twenty years old he was married 
to Barbara Groh who was born May 28th, 1784, and 
died November 28th, 1858. They resided on his 
father's place near Berlin where both died. His 
death took place April 3rd, 1862. Their family con- 
sisted of nine children, viz: 

5562 III SCHEIRICH, CATHARINE, the eldest in 
family, was born May 20th, 1814, and died May 30th, 

* Maybe they had more than eight children. 



225 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1837. She was married to Joshua Shoemaker. 
They had one child, a daughter named IV Mary 
who was bom April 10th, 1836, and died April 18th, 
1837. 

5563 III SCHEIRICH, ELIZABETH, was born May 
1st, 1816, and died December 17th, 1890. She was 
first married to Jacob Bleam who was born January 
20th, 1810, and was murdered at Dundas, in Jan- 
uary, 1836.t On October 25th, 1849, she was mar- 
ried to George Histand with whom she had one 
child named IV Anna who was born December 
10th, 1852, and died same day. 

5564 III SCHEIRICH, JOSEPH, the eldest son, was 
born May 8th, 1817, and died July 25th, 1828. 

5565 III SCHEIRICH, ANNA, was born October 25th, 
1818, and died March 31st, 1881. She was married 
to John Biehn. They resided in Wilmot Township, 
near Haysville, where she died. Their family con- 
sisted of eleven children, namely: IV Barbara, IV 
Nancy, IV Levi (dead), IV John, IV Noah, IV 
George, IV Henry, IV David, IV Ibaac, IV Eliza- 
beth, and VI Simon. See John Bean's family. 

5566 III SCHEIRICH, SUSANNAH, was born April 
1st, 1820, and died April 6th, 1884. She was married 
to John Y. Shantz. See John Y. Shantz's family. 

5567 III SCHEIRICH, MAGDALENA, was born June 
17th, 1822, and died March 7th, 1849. On April 
15th, 1842, she was married to Jacob B. Betzner. 
See Jacob B. Betzner's family. 

5568 III SCHEIRICH, SAMUEL, was born May 6th, 
1824, and died May 12th, 1824. 

5569 III SCHEIRICH, ESTHER, was born May 18th, 

t See Jacob Bleam's family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 227 

1825, and died February 18th, 1845. She was mar- 
ried to George Histand and had one child named 
IV Mary who was born February 17th, 1845, and 
died the 18th day of same month. 

5570 III SCHEIRICH, VERONICA, was born Novem- 
ber 6th, 1827, and died November 10th, 1848. She 
was married to George Histand and had a family of 
two children, namely: IV Elizabeth and IV David 
(dead). See George Histand's family. 

5571 II SCHEIRICH, DAVID, second son of Mathias 

and Catharine (Mooney) Scheirich, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, December 24th, 1790. He was nearly 
fifteen years of age when he came to Canada with his parents. 
In 1820 he was married to Mary Ringler. After his marriage he 
moved on lot No. 116, German Company's Tract, now in posses 
sion of his son, Samuel. Here she died about the year 1834' 
After her decease he was married to Elizabeth Reist who was 
born February i3th, 1803, and died July 22nd, 1876. He died 
December i5th, 1862. With his first wife he had a family of six 
children and with the second wife there were four children. 
Their names are as follows: 

5572 III SCHEIRICH, JOHN, was born March 23rd, 
1822. He resided at Freeport, Ontario, where he 
died October 13th, 1891. He was married to Agnes 
Break and had a family of two daughters named 
IV Mary Ann and IV Jennie. 

5573 III SCHEIRICH, POLLY, was born April 12th, 
1824, and died at Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan. 
She was unmarried. 

5574 III SCHEIRICH,t SAMUEL, was born April 9th, 

1826. He resides on his father's old homestead 
where he was engaged in farming until lately. He 

t He and all his family spell their name "Shiry" not Scheirich. 



228 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

now lives retired while his son is managing the 
farm. In May. 1850, he was married to Susannah 
Schneider. Their family is as follows: 

5575 IV SCHKIRICH, ELIAS, was horn December 3rd, 
1853, and died March 12th, 1*70. 

55701V St HKIRICH, NOAH, was born January -24th, 
1857. He was married to Lizzie Snyder who died 
March 10th, INN, leaving two children, namely: V 
Mabel and V Agnes. 

5577 IV SCHKIRICH, HENRY, was born April 17th, 
1N>0, and died September 1 7th, lSo-2. 

5578 IV SCHEIRICH, JUDITH ANN. was born July 
13th, 1862. She is married to Emil Marchand. 
They reside in Milton, Halton County, Ontario, and 
have a family of one son named V Albert. 

5579 IV SCHEIRICH, MENNO, was born April 5th, 
1865. He is a farmer and resides home with his 
father and manages the farm. He is married to 
Melvina Gehl and has a family of two children, 
namely: V Harvey (dead) and V Ida. 

5580 IV SCHEIRICH, JOHN, was born January 28th, 
1868. He is married to Barbara Shantz. They 
reside in Berlin and have a family of one son named 
V Kenneth O. 

5581 IV SCHEIRICH, SUSANNAH, was born April 
20th, 1871. She has her home with her brother 
Noah for whom she is keeping house. She is not 
married. 

5582 IV SCHEIRICH, LIZZIE, the youngest in the 
family, was born February 27th, 1873. She is un- 
married and resides home with her parents. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 229 



5583 III SCHEIRICH, JACOB, was born 

1828, and died January 6th, 1856. He was not 
married. 

5584 III SCHEIRICH, CATHARINE, was born Sep- 
tember 7th, 1829. She is married to John McMullen. 
No information in regard to family. 

5585 III SCHEIRICH, VERONICA, was born Novem- 
ber 10th, 1832. She is married to John Seibert. 
They reside in Petoskey, Michigan, and have a 
family of several children but names were not 
received. 

5586 III SCHEIRICH, DAVID R., was born May 10th, 
1837, and died May 21st, 1844. 

5587 III SCHEIRICH, JOSEPH R., was born July 18th, 
1840. He was accidentally drowned in Wisconsin, 
U. S., in 1890. No information in regard to his 
family. 

5588 III SCHEIRICH, ABRAHAM R., was born Au- 
gust 20th, 1844. He is unmarried and has his home 
with Jacob S. Betzner. 

5589 III SCHEIRICH, ELIZABETH R, was born 
March 13th, 1847. She is unmarried and has her 
home witli old Christian Schneider near Breslau 
for whom she is keeping house. 

5590 II SCHEIRICH, JACOB, third son of old Mathias 
and Elizabeth (Mooney) Scheirich, died, aged some 
twenty years. He was never married. 

5591 II SCHEIRICH, ELIZABETH, another daughter 
of Mathias Scheirich, was born May 26th, 1795, and 
died June 27th, 1866. She was married to Bishop 
George Shupe. They resided in Wilmot Township, 



230 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO 

near New Dundee, where lie was engaged in farm- 
ing. They had a family of two children, namely: 
III Benjamin and III Moses. See Bishop George 
Shape's family. 

551)2 II SCHEIRICH, EVA, another daughter of Ma- 
thias Scheirich, was born November 16th, 17W, and 
died July 13th, 1841. She was married to Jacob 
Slmpe. They had a family as follows, namely: III 
John, III Jacob, III Samuel, III Eli, III Levi, and 
III Aaron. See Jacob Shupe's family. 

5593 II SCHEIRICH, CATHARINE, another daugh- 
ter, was married to John Bamberger. They resided 
in the township of Waterloo, south of the Block 
Line, on the farm now in possession of John B. 
Schultz. No information in regard to their de- 
scendants. 

5594 II SCHEIRICH, VERONICA, another daughter 
of old Mathias Scheirich, was born about 1804. No 
information in regard to her marriage or place of 
residence. 



SCHORG. 

(Now spelled by some Shirk and others Sherk.) 

The motive that impelled old Joseph Schterg, the ancestor of 
this numerous and widely scattered family, to seek the shores of 
the American continent, was undoubtedly caused by the fearful 
persecutions raised against all non-conformibts in central and 
northern Europe. This caused the emigration cf so many of the 
pioneer fathers to the "Land of the Free" where no cruel perse- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 231 

cution was waged against any whose forms of worship differed 
from that of the "State Party." Pennsylvania proved to be a 
place of refuge for these people who came hither in great numbers 
during the early colonial days. Here they might worship God 
according to their views of the teaching of the Bible. As to 
nationality the old progenitor was a native of Switzerland where 
he was born at an early date. On September 27th, 1727, the old 
progenitor with his son, Joseph, and others, came to America 
and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

5595 II SCHCERG, JOSEPH, son of the old progenitor, 

was born in Switzerland and was probably four years of age when 
his father emigrated to America. On March 24th, 1761, he was 
married to Barbara Kaufmann. To them was born a numerous 
family of whicli the descendants of John, Joseph and Casper are 
to be found in Canada while the descendants of the others are 
scattered over the whole of the United States and even Mexico 
and Alaska. 

5596 III SCHCERG, JOHN, was born in April, 1761, and 
died in 1792. He was married to Elizabeth (No. 915), 
daughter of old Samuel Betzner. They resided in 
Franklin County where one child was born unto 
them namely IV Samuel. After the decease of 
John Schorg the widow was married to her de- 
ceased husband's brother, viz: 

5597 III SCHCERG, JOSFPH,t was born in Franklin 
County, Pennsylvania, February 3rd, 1769. He 
came to Canada in fall of 1799, and in spring, 1800, 
he with his wife and family of five children settled 
on lot No. 11, B. F. Beasley Block, S. R., on the 
banks of the Grand River, opposite Doon. Here 
they raised a family of ten children. He died Feb- 
ruary 17th, 1853. 

5598 IV SHERK, SAMUEL, was born in Franklin 

County, Pennsylvania, April igth, 1792. On August 20th, 1815, 

t See historical notes, pages 20 and 21. 



232 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

he was married to Magdalena Break > (No. 1169) who was born 
April 3rd, 1796, and died September 8th, 1862. After their 
marriage they settled on the east side of the Grand River about 
two miles south of Breslau. In 1866 Mr. Sherk left his old 
home and moved to near Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan, 
where he spent the evening of his life. During his whole life he 
was a true follower of His Master and a worthy member of the 
River Brethren Church, so that he may be classed with the good 
and remembered with the just. He departed his well spent life 
September ijth, 1874. Hfs family consisted of ten children, viz: 

5599 V SHERK, ELIZABETH, the eldest, was born 
May 15th, 1816. She is married to Henry Simmons, 
a farmer. They reside in South Easthope Town- 
ship, Perth County, Ontario. To them were born 
seven children, namely: VI Magdalena, VI Mahala 
(dead), VI Samuel, VI William, VI Henry, VI 
Abraham, and VI Elizabeth. 

5600 V SHERK, ELI, was born October 20th, 1818. He 
was married to Mary Reesor. They resided at 
Caledonia, Michigan, where he died September 23rd, 
1868. His family consisted of four children, namely: 
VI Henry, VI Anna, VI Joseph, and one whose 
name was not received, died in infancy. 

5601 V SHERK, LEVI, was born November 23rd, 1820. 
He was married to Catharine Shupe. They resided 
at Parmalee, Berry County, Michigan, where he 
was engaged in farming. His death took place 
August 13th, 1886. Their family consisted of one 
son named VI Aaron. 

5502 V SHERK, REV. SAMUEL, was born November 

3rd, 1822. He resides near Caledonia, Michigan, where he is 
the possessor of a beautiful farm. He is a member of the Men- 
nonite Brethren in Christ Church, of which body he is a minister > 
He has proved to be one of the instruments through whom the 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 233 

Lord has done much good in proclaiming the precious gospel unto 
a dying world. Many have been brought from darkness into 
light through his labors in the Lord's vineyard. He is marrried 
to Sarah Schiedel and has had a family of five children, namely: 
VI Menno, VI John, VI Noah, VI Lydia (dead), and VI Samuel 
(dead). 

5603 V SHERK, ADAM, was born February 4th, 1826. 
He was married to Elizabeth Stauffer and resided 
at Caledonia, Michigan, where he was engaged in 
farming but now lives retired. His family consisted 
of four children, namely: VI Angeline (dead), VI 
Caroline, VI Franklin, and VI Martha (dead). 

5604 V SHERK, JOHN, was born May 1st, 1828, and 
died July 17th, 1851. 

5605 V SHERK, AMOS, was born June 19th, 1830. He 
is married to Magdalena Stauffer and resides at 
Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farm- 
ing. Their family consists of eight children, 
namely: VI Matilda, VI Maria, VI Albert, VI 
Amanda, VI Reuben, VI Erville, VI Adah, and VI 
Allan (died in infancy). 

5606 V SHERK, REV. ABRAHAM, was born May 

6th, 1832. When a young man he prepared himself for the 
ministry. He entered upon the duties of the ministry about the 
year 1859. During the early part of his pastoral duties he 
labored in behalf of the Canada Conference of the U. B. 
Denomination but some twenty years ago he moved to Michigan 
where he has been doing a noble work for His Master. At 
present he is stationed at East Ashford, New York, where he is 
still engaged in the active ministry. He is married to Rebecca 
Gonder and has had a family of four children, namely: VI Asaph, 
VI Michael, VI Sarah who died in Toronto in 1893, and a 
daughter (died in infancy) whose name was not received. 

5607 V SHERK, REV. DAVID B., was born November 



234 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

29th, 1837. When a young man he was converted unto the Lord 
and has since his conversion been a true follower of His Master. 
Some thirty years ago he entered the ministry of the United 
Brethren in Christ for which body he has labored up to the 
present. Several years ago he was chosen Presiding Elder of the 
church for the Canadian field of labor. There is scarcely a man 
in Ontario who has a wider circle of friends and acquaintances, 
embracing all classes and creeds, than Rev. Mr. Sherk has. As 
a minister he is well received by all denominations holding the 
same spiritual views in regard to regeneration as the Brethren do. 
His preaching is plain, practical and impressive and his method 
of delivering his sermons is to use the plainest and simplest lan- 
guage so as to make himself understood by all classes of his 
audience. He is married to Sarah Hershey and resides in the 
town of Berlin. To them are born three children, viz: 

5608 VI SHERK, DR. FREDERICK H., a native of 

Ontario, spent his boyhood in attending the public school. 
When pretty well up in his "teens" he passed the teachers' exam- 
ination and spent several years in teaching in this county. In 
1887 he entered the Toronto University and Medical College 
where he studied medicine. After having taken four full terms, 
he graduated and received his degree of M. D. and is now prac- 
ticing at Sault St. Marie, Algoma, Ontario. He is married to 
May Cunningham. 

5609 VI SHERK, LIVIA A., is married to George 
Aldred, a merchant. They reside at Parkdale, 
Ontario. 

5610 VI SHERK, MARY E., followed teaching for a 
number of years but is now married to William H. 
Becker. They reside in Berlin where he is pro- 
prietor of the largest bookstore in town. 

5611 V SHERK, REV. CHRISTIAN, was born Sep- 
tember ist, 1839. He joined the church of his choice, the 
United Brethren, when a young man and entered the ministry in 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 235 

which calling he has proved himself an able worker in the cause 
of his Master. The conference has stationed him on different 
fields of labor and on every field he, by the help of God, has 
proved himself an able minister. He is well received by his 
co-laborers and since the division of the church he has been 
appointed presiding elder (representing the Radical party) for 
Kansas. At present he resides at Sharon, Kansas, where he is 
also the owner of a beautiful farm. He is married to Margaret 
Hodge and has a family of two children, namely: VI Mina and 
VI Uretta. 



5612 IV SHERK, JACOB, was born August 18th, 1795. 
He was married to Hannah Bechtel (No. 753). 
They resided on the farm now in possession of 
Noah Betzner on the west side of the Grand River, 
near Breslau. Here he died of cholera, August 6th, 
1834. His family consisted of eleven children, viz: 

5613 V SHERK, ABRAHAM, was born July 7th, 1817. 
He was married October 30th, 1845, to Lucy Buckler 
who was born February 9th, 1828. Soon after their 
marriage they moved on a farm near Blair where 
they resided until lately when they moved to Berlin 
where they now reside. To them was born a family 
of thirteen children, viz: 

5614 VI SHERK, WILLIAM, was born March 7th, 1846. 
He was married to Mary Park and after her decease 
to Mary Gaukel. They reside in Berlin where he is 
engaged as agent. To him and his first wife were 
born five children and with second wife there is one 
child. Names are VII Ida, VII Elsie, VII Louisa, 
VII Lucy, VII Alvin, and VII Clara G. 

5615 VI SHERK, HANNAH, was born August 27th, 
1847. She is unmarried and resides in Toronto, 
Ontario, 



236 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5616 VI SHERK, MOSES, was born March 31st, 1849. 
He was married to Caroline Huber. They reside in 
Michigan where he is farming. Their family is as 
follows: VII Violet, VII Olive, VII Caroline, VII 

1 Joseph, VII Catharine, VII Abram, and another 
son whose name was not received. 

5617 VI SHERK, JACOB, was born December 5th, 
1850. He is married to Eliza Ann JBagot. They 
reside in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their 
family is as follows, namely: VII Albert, VII 
Franklin, VII Lillie, VII Thomas, and VII David. 

5618 VI SHERK, ABRAHAM, was born February 
13th, 1853. He is married to Sarah Ziegler. They 
reside in Victoria, Vancouver Island, where he is 
engaged as a merchant. His family is as follows, 
namely: VII Grace and VII Amsey. 

5619 VI SHERK, ELIZABETH, was born January 1st, 
1855. She is married to Daniel Hibner. They 
reside in Berlin where he is engaged in manufac- 
turing furniture. Mr. Hibner has been mayor of 
Berlin for the years 1894 and 1895. 

5620 VI SHERK, WENDEL, was born May 17th, 1857. 
He is married to Mary Colter. They reside in 
Waterloo where he is engaged as an artist and 
photographer. He has one son named VII Clarke. 

5621 VI SHERK, THOMAS, was born August 19th, 
1859. He is married and resides in Chicago, Illinois, 
where he is engaged in the Chicago Tribune Office. 
His family consists of three children. 

5622 VI SHERK, LUCY ANN, was born February 
13th, 1862. She is married to Henry Foreman, 
a dealer in boots and shoes. They reside in Berlin 
and have one child named VII Alma, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 237 

5623 VI SHERK, MARY, was born February 2nd, 1864, 
and died September 25th, 1865. 

5624 VI SHERK, SAMUEL, was born May 7th, 1868. 
He is unmarried and is engaged with the Breit- 
haupt Leather Company in Berlin. 

5625 VI SHERK, CALEB, was born April 15th, 1869. 
When of age he went to Detroit, Michigan, where 
he was residing when last heard of him. 

5626 VI SHERK, LORETTA MAY, was born May 
30th, 1873. She is married to Samuel Gehman, a 
farmer. The reside near Dumfries Station and 
have a family of one child named VII Pearl. 

5627 V SHIRK, JAMES, was born May 9th, 1819. He 
was married to Elizabeth Taylor. They reside near 
Chatham, Ontario. 

5628 V SHIRK, JOSEPH, was born May 25th, 1820. 
He was married to Jane Urth. They reside at 
Keokuk, Iowa. 

5629 V SHIRK, JOHN, was born October 7th, 1821. 
He was married twice, first to Feddie Dearling and 
after her decease to Nancy Thornton. They 
resided in Missouri where he was accidentally killed 
while blasting, stones. 

5630 V SHIRK, ELIZABETH, was born February 26th, 
1823. She is married to William Buckler. They 
reside in Missouri. 

5631 V SHERK, DAVID, was born November 2nd, 1824, 
and died August 6th, 1834. 

5632V SHERK, CATHARINE, was born April 1st, 
1826. She is married to Joseph Witmer and resides 
in Hespeler. See Joseph Witmer's family, 



238 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5633 V SHERK, HANNAH, was born February 2nd, 
1828. She was married to Joseph Rosenberger. 
They resided in Preston where he died. See Joseph 
Rosenberger's family. 

5634 V SHERK, EZRA, was born February llth, 1830, 
and died same day. 

5635 V SHERK, SARAH, was born August llth, 1831. 
She is married to George Ball, a farmer. They 
resided in Missouri, U. S. 

5636V SHIRK, JACOB, was born July 2nd, 1833. 
When a young man he left for California. Nothing 
heard of him since. 

5637 IV SHIRK, JOHN, was born November 23rd, 1796. 
He was first married to Mary Thornton and after 
her decease to Polly Adams, and resided on the 
farm now owned by Conrad Gremm,t near Noah 
Betzner's, thence moved to Blair, and from there to 
Blenheim Township where he died* about the year 
1843. His family consisted of several children, 
namely: V Sarah, V Mary Ann, V Eliza, and V 
Joseph of first wife, and V Lydia Ann, V Martha, 
and V John of second wife. 

5638 IV SHIRK, CATHARINE, was bom February 
llth, 1798. She was married to Deacon John Brir 
bacher. They resided near Berlin where they both 
died. She died October 8th, 1882. See Nos. 1389 to 
1441 for her descendants. 

5639 IV SHIRK, ELIZABETH, was born December 
3rd, 1799. She was married to Peter Wood. They 
resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, 
where he was engaged in farming. According to 

t On the west side of the Grand River, near Breslau. 

* His death was caused by falling into the gearing of a horsepower while thrashing. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 239 

report they are both dead. Their family consisted 
of two children, namely: V Joseph and V Samuel 
who both reside in California. 

5640 IV SHIRK, REV. DAVID, was born September 

9 th, 1 80 1. On January 3 oth, 1827, he was married to Elizabeth 
Betzner who was born May ioth, i8n, and died at her son 
Benjamin's place, August 2 6th, 1894. On July 2nd, 1837, Mr. 
Shirk was ordained as a deacon of the Mennonite Church' and 
on December 2nd, 1838, he was ordained as a minister of the 
same body for the Strasburg, Hagey and Wanner field of labor- 
In his long and dutiful services rendered unto the congregations 
of his charge he preached many a spiritual and instructive 
sermon and in his time was considered one of the ablest minis- 
ters of the Mennonite body. He died near Boon where he 
resided on his fathers old homestead, | September ipth, 1882. 
His family consisted of ten children, viz: 

5641 V SHIRK, ISAAC, the eldest, was born December 
29th, 1827. He is unmarried and has his home with 
his brother, Benjamin, who resides near Breslau. 

5642 V SHIRK, ANNA, was born February 5th, 1831, 
and died December 4th, 1836. 

5643V SHIRK, MARY, was born March 22nd, 1833, 
and died December 8th, 1836. 

5644 V SHIRK, DAVID, was born August 8th, 1834, 
and died December 4th, 1836. 

5645 V SHIRK, MARY, was born February 4th, 1837. 
She was married to Rev. Jacob B. Gringerich. They 
resided on part of the old "Shirk Homestead" oppo- 
site the village of Doon where she died May 3rd, 
1866. She was blessed with one son named VI 
David who died in infancy. 

5646 V SHIRK, VERONICA, was born August 12th, 

} This old homestead comprises lot No. n, Broken Front, Beasley Block, S. R. 



240 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1839. She was married to Charles Tiedt. They 
resided in Strasburg where she died October 28th, 
1875, leaving no issue. 

5647 V SHIRK, ELIZABETH, was born July 27th, 
1845. She was married to Rev. Jacob B. Gingerich 
and resides on part of the old "Sherk Homestead." 
To them were born ten children, namely: VI Mary 
Ann, VI John (dead), VI Enoch, VI Norman, VI 
Oilman, VI Elizabeth Ann, VI Nancy, VI Jacob S., 
VI Samuel, and VI Barbara Elsina. 

5648 V SHIRK, BARBARA, was born October 31st, 
1847. She is unmarried and at present resides in 
Chicago, Illinois, where she is engaged as an evan- 
gelist among the poor, thus doing a noble work for 
her Master. 

5649 V SHIRK, BENJAMIN, was born October 17th, 
1849. He is married to Nancy, daughter of Peter 
and Catharine (Biehn) Baumann.f She was born 
May 15th, 1851. They reside about a mile north of 
Breslau where he is the possessor of a beautiful 
home. Have no family. 

5650 V SHIRK, LEAH, was born November 28th, 1853, 
and died June 5th, 1883. She was unmarried. 

5651 IV SHIRK, POLLY, was born in 1804. She was 
never married and had her home with her brother, 
David, where she died. 

5652 IV SHIRK, JOSEPH, was born in May, 1809. He 
was married to Ann Thornton. They reside at 
Caledonia, Michigan, where he follows farming. 
To them were born eight children, namely: V 
Thomas, V Nancy (dead), V Dianah, V William, V 

t See Nos. 499 and 500. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 241 

Joseph (dead), V Henry (dead), V William Henry 
(dead), and V Joseph. 

5653 IV SHIRK, MAGDALENA, was born in 1812 
She is married to David Codling, a farmer. They 
reside in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, 
Ontario. They have no family. 

5654 IV SHIRK, SUSANNAH, was born in 1814. She 
was married to John Thornton, a farmer. They 
resided in Keokuk, Iowa, where he died, leaving no 
issue. She is still living and is quite well. 

5655 IV SHIRK, LYDIA, was born December 28th, 
1817. She was married to Morgan Thompson. They 
resided at Evart, Michigan, where he died. She is 
living yet and enjoying the best of health. Their 
family consists of nine children, namely: V Mar- 
garet, V Joseph, V Samuel, V John, V Cyrus, V 
Moses, V Caroline, V Susannah, and V Sarah. 

5656 III SHIRK, CASPER, brother to old John and 
Joseph, was born in 1766. He came to Canada with 
his brother Joseph and settled in Markham Town- 
ship, York County, where he died many years ago. 

5657 IV fSCHERCH, JOHN, son of Andrew and Eliza- 
beth ( Steiner) Scherch, and a cousin to Rev. David 
Sherk, was born in Welland County, Ontario, 
March 5th, 1818. He was married to Magdalena 
Grody who was born October 15th, 1819. After 
their marriage they resided in Wilmot Township 
for some years, thence they moved to Michigan 
where they resided sixteen years, thence moved 
back to Ontario and resided in Wellesley for six 
years. Later in life they had their home with Mr. 

t This family spell their name Scherch. 



242 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Abraham Honsperger, their sonin-law, where he 
died May 23rd, 1891. She is still living and is enjoy- 
ing good health. To them were born five children, 
viz: 

5658 V SCHERCH, ELIZABETH, is married to Abram 
Honsperger. They reside about four miles north- 
west of the town of Waterloo. They have a large 
family. See Abram Honsperger's family. 

5659 V SCHERCH, AARON, was married to Mary 
Keller and resided in Wetzell, Michigan, where he 
was engaged in farming. He was killed by light- 
ning in July, 1894. They had no family. 

5660V SCHERCH, ISABELLA, is married to Menno 
Bechtel. They reside in Wellesley "V illage where 
he is engaged in the saw and planing mills, also has 
a sash and door factory. They have a family of 
eight children. See Menno:}: Bechtel's family. 

5661 V SCHERCH, DAVID, died single, aged 23 years, 
2 months, and 18 days. 

5662V SCHERCH, MAGDALENA, is married to 
Louis Benneway. They reside near Caledonia, 
Kent County, Michigan, where he is engaged in 
farming. To them is born a family of four daugh- 
ters. Names were not received. 

5663 SHIRK, PETER, son of Christian and Elizabeth 

(Hoffman) Shirk, is a native of Canarvon Township, Lancaster 
County, Pa., where he was born November nth, 1839. When a 
young man he left his native state and went to Canada, arriving 
at Berlin, Ontario, May ist, 1862. Here he had his home with 
his uncle, the late Jacob Hoffman in whose services he was for 

J Since printing the Bechtel family Mr. Menno Bechtel has disposed of his farm south 
of New Hamburg and moved to Wellesley Village where he is now engaged as a manufac- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 243 

nearly two months, piling lumber and assisting in the saw mill. 
From here he went to the town of Waterloo and engaged himself 
as miller with D. H. Moyer & Co. who were then the proprietors 
of the Union Mills. After E. and S. S. Snider became pro- 
prietors of the mills he continued his services with the new firm 
until December ist, 1866, when he purchased the Blair Mills. 
Here Mr. Shirk did a well paying business until December, 1869, 
when he sold the mills and, entering into partnership with Mr. S 
S. Snider of Waterloo, purchased in December of the same yea* 
(1869) the Lancaster Mills of Bridgeport where he has since 
been engaged very extensively in manufacturing patent and high 
grade flour. In 1887 Mr. Snider retired from the firm, thus 
leaving Mr. Shirk sole proprietor of the extensive business, In 
connection with the Lancaster Mills, Mr. Shirk is also proprietor 
of the Baden Mills which he purchased from Mr. James Living- 
stone in 1889. Mr. Shirk commenced life as a farmer's boy and 
being possessed with but little of this world's substance, he, by 
energy and perseverance and being naturally gifted with first class 
business qualities, besides having a good character, gradually 
worked his way up from one position to another and is now rated 
as one of our well-to-do millers* of the province. Of late 
years he has been identified with public life and has held promi- 
nent positions of honor and trust, thus proving for himself a 
record of which no one has any need of feeling ashamed. On 
June 5th, 1866, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of John 
and Anna (Weber) Martin. She was born March 2nd, 1845. 
They reside in Bridgeport, Ontario. To them were born the 
following children, viz: 

5664 SHIRK, ANNA, the eldest, was born February 
4th, 1868. She is married to William Kraft, a 
farmer. They reside about two miles east of 
Breslau. To them are born four children, namely: 
Ivan, Almon, Clayton, and Wilson. 

5665 SHIRK, GEORGE, was born April 4th, 1870. He 

* See his rating in the Mercantile Agency for the Dominion of Canada by R. G. Dun 
& Co. 



244 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

is married to Alvina Snyder. They reside in 
Bridgeport where he is engaged as miller in his 
father's mills. To them is born one child, a daugh- 
ter named Elma who was born October 6th, 1894. 

5666 SHIRK, EMMA, was born January 21st, 1872. 

5667 SHIRK, ELIZABETH, was bom February 15th, 
1874, and died January 10th, 1875. 

5668 SHIRK, CATHARINE, was born March 20th, 1875. 

5669 SHIRK, MARTIN, was bom June 21st, 1876. 

5670 SHIRK, MAGDALENA, was bom April 3rd, 1878. 

5671 SHIRK, JOHN, was born March 13th, 1880, and 
died January llth, 1881. 

5672 SHIRK, MARIA, was born June 10th, 1881. 

5673 SHIRK, NOAH, was born January 31st, 1884. 

5674 SHIRK, LYDIA, was born April 9th, 1885. 

5675 SHIRK, VERONICA, was born January 22nd, 
1887, and died May 1st, 1891. 

5676 SHIRK, BARBARA, was born May 5th, 1889. 

5677 SHIRK, LEHMON,t son of Thomas and Elizabeth 

(Good) Shirk, was born in Canarvon Township, Lancaster 
County, December 20th, 1860. On November 8th, 1877, he 
came to Canada and made his home with Mr. Peter Shirk where 
he served his apprenticeship as miller. After having served his 
apprenticeship he remained in the services of Mr. Shirk until 
November, 1890, when he received the appointment of head 
miller of the German Mills by the proprietors, William Snider & 
Co., in whose employment he has been up to the present. On 
June loth, 1885, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of 
Aaron and Mary (Snider) Kraft. To them are born two chil- 
dren, viz: 

f Nephew to Peter Shirk of Bridgeport, Ontario, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 245 

5678 SHIRK, LAURA MAY, born August 14th, 1886. 

5679 SHIRK, VERA DELL, born January 22nd, 1892. 

5680 II SHERK, DANIEL, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Fretz) Sherk, was born near Sherkston, Welland 
County, Ontario, April 7th, 1806. He was married to 
Susannah, daughter of Frederick Philip and Nancy 
(DeMoss) Herner. She was born August 9th, 1817, 
and died May 12th, 1886. Soon after their marriage 
they moved on a farm about two miles north of New 
Dundee where he died January 26th, 1858. His 
family consisted of eleven children, viz: 

5681 III SHERK, VERONICA, the eldest in the family, 
resides near Bluevale, Huron County, Ontario. She 
is not married and has her home with her sister, 
Mary. 

5682 III SHERK, ELIZABETH, was married to George 
Couzens, a farmer. They resided in Elma, Perth 
County, Ontario, where she died May 9th, 1863, 
leaving a family of two sons named IV Isaac and 
IV Charles. 

5683 III SHERK, REUBEN, was bora February 4th, 
1840. On March 8th, 1864, he was married to Leah 
B., daughter of John and Sallie (Bergey) Hallman. 
She was born October 13th, 1844. They reside 
about one mile south of Strasburg where he is en- 
gaged in farming. To them was born the following 
family, viz: 

5684 IV SHERK, EVA H., was born June 23rd, 1866. 
She is married to Daniel Wilhelm, an agent. They 
reside at New Hamburg, Ontario, and have a family 
of three children, namely: V Waldemar, V Morgan, 
and V Russell. 

5685 IV SHERK, MARIA H., was born September 



246 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

15th, 1867. She is married to James Haws. They 
reside several miles south of Haysville, Ontario. 
To them is born one child named V Mabel. 

5686 IV SHERK, BENJAMIN H., was born June 19th, 
1869. He is married to Barbara Rhodes. They 
reside on the old "Sherk Place," two miles north of 
New Dundee where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family consists of two children, namely: V 
Lelora and V Lome. 

5687 IV SHERK, DANIEL H., was born May 9th, 1870, 
and died November 8th, 1870. 

5688 IV SHERK, JOHN H., twin brother to Daniel, 
was born May 9th, 1870. He is married to Ida Erb 
and resides on his father's place near Strasburg 
where he is engaged in farming. To them is born 
one child named V Perlous. 

5689 IV SHERK, SIMON H., was born December llth, 
1871, and died* October 18th, 1888. 

5690 IV SHERK, ANGELINE H., was born -March 
30th, 1873. She is unmarried and has her home at 
Rev. Noah Stauifer's. 

5691 IV SHERK, WILLIAM H., was born October 27th, 
1874. At present he is at Manitou, Manitoba, where 
he is engaged on a farm. 

5692 IV SHERK, DAVID H., was born March 29th, 

1876, and died April llth, 1876. 

5693 IV SHERK, EPHRAIM H., was born April 10th, 

1877, and died March 16th, 1878. 

5694 IV SHERK, ELMINA H., was born May 3rd, 1879. 

* He was accidentally killed while picking apples. He was standing on a wagon to 
which was hitched a team. The team started and he lost his balance and fell either between 
the wagon and the tree or between the wagon and the ladder lying lengthwise on the wagon. 
He was struck on the side and chest, causing instant death. When found he was lying 
across the tongue of the wagon. No one seems to know exactly how it happened, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 247 

5695 IV SHERK, NORMAN A., was born September 
12th, 1881, and died May 30th, 1882. 

5696 IV SHERK, SALLY ANN H., was born March 
16th, 1883, and died April 10th, 1883. 

5697 IV SHERK, VANELLA H., was born October 
19th, 1888. 

5698 III SHERK, SALLY ANN, is married to Fletcher 
Couzens, a wage earner. They reside in Elma, 
Perth County, Ontario. To them are born three 
sons, namely: IV Jared, IV Ira, and IV George. 

5699 III SHERK, JEREMIAH, resides in Wilmot 
Township and has his home at Ezra Cressmaii's. 
He is not married. 

5700 III SHERK, CYRUS, is married and resides in 
South Dakota where he is engaged in farming. 

5701 III SHERK, HANNAH, is married to William 
Near, a farmer. They reside near Iowa City, Iowa. 

5702 III SHERK, MOSES, is married and resides in 
South Dakota where he is engaged in farming. 

5703 III SHERK, JOHN, is married and is a resident 
of South Dakota where he is engaged in farming. 

5704 III SHERK, NANCY, died, aged some thirty years. 
She was never married. 

5705 III SHERK, MARY, the youngest child of Daniel 
and Susannah (Herner) Sherk, is married to James 
Nicholson. They reside near Bluevale, Huron 
County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. 



SCHIEDEL 



5706 I SCHIEDEL, HANNES, the ancestor of all the 

Schiedels of this county, was born in Wurtenberg, Germany, 
about the year 1775. In 1815 he with his wife and family emi- 
grated to America and settled in Montgomery County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where they died, leaving a family* of several children. 
The names of two of the sons were II John and II Martin who 
were the only members of the family that settled in Canada. 
Their descendants are as follows, viz: 

5707 II SCHIEDEL, JOHN, was bom in Wurtenberg, 

Germany, September 28th, 1802. When thirteen years of age 
he with his parents came to America and settled in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. In 1824 he was 
married to Mary Kuehler, a native of Montgomery County. In 
1841 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, a 
few miles east of Elmira where they resided until 1861 then they 
moved to Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan, where they fol- 
lowed farming. She died in 1881 and he died January 25th, 
1885. To them was born a numerous family, viz: 

5708 III SHIEDEL, JOSHUA, the eldest, was married 
to Eliza Hewitt. They resided in Wilmot Town- 
ship, about two miles south of Petersburg, Ontario, 
where he died about the year 1870. She is still 
living and resides with her son, Elijah. To them 
were born seven children, viz: 

5709 IV SHIEDEL, MARY ANN, is married to Simon 
Yost, a grocer. They reside in Berlin. 

5710 IV SHIEDEL, JOHN, is married to Florence 
Harper. He resides near Benton Harbor, Michigan, 
where he is engaged in farming. 

* Since writing the above it has been ascertained that there were two more sons, viz: 
Jacob and Frederick who remained in Pennsylvania. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 249 

5711 IV SHIEDEL, ALLAN, is married to Catharine 
Schaefer. He resides near New Hamburg, Ontario, 
where he is farming. 

5712 IV SHIEDEL, LUCINDA, was married to a Mr. 
Messenger, a farmer. They resided near Chase, 
Michigan, where she died in 1887. 

5713 IV SHIEDEL, NORMAN, is married and resides 
in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is engaged in the wire 
works. 

5714 IV SHIEDEL, ELIJAH, is married to Amanda 
Martin. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged 
in business. 

5715 IV SHIEDEL, RACHEL, is married to William 
Bowden, a tailor. They reside in New Dundee, 
Ontario. 

5716 III SHIEDEL, CATHARINE, was born Novem- 
ber 24th, 1826. She was married to Henry Moyer. 
They resided about two miles south of Breslau 
where she died April 28th, 1871. See Henry Moyer's 
family. 

5717 III SHIEDEL, SARAH ANN, was married to 
Rev. Samuel S. Sherk. They reside near Cale- 
donia, Michigan. See Rev. Samuel S. Shirk's 
family. 

5718 III SHIEDEL, MARY ANN, is married to Rev. 
John Stumpf. They reside at Tonawanda, New 
York Their family is as follows, namely: IV John 
(dead), IV Catharine, IV Christina, IV Daniel, IV 
Louis, IV Benjamin, IV Samuel, IV Helen, IV 
Lydia, IV Amanda, and IV Clarence. 

5719 III SHIEDEL, JACOB, is married and resides at 



250 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Remus, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. 
He has a family of one daughter named IV An- 
geline. 

5720 III SHIEDEL, JOHN, is married to a Miss Smith. 
They reside at Remus, Michigan, where he is 
farming. Their family consists of two children, 
namely: IV Matilda (dead) and IV William. 

5721 III SHIEDEL, WILLIAM, is married to Louisa 
Reichert. They reside at Remus, Michigan, and 
have a family as. follows, namely: IV Jacob, IV 
Samuel, IV Noah, IV Louisa, IV Sarah, IV Ger- 
trude, and IV Rachel. 

5722 III SHIEDEL, ABRAHAM, died unmarried. 

5723 III SHIEDEL, HENRY, resides near Caledonia, 
Michigan, where he is fanning. He was first mar- 
ried to a Miss Dettweiler and after her decease he 
was married a second time but name of wife \\-as 
not received. He has a numerous family but the 
names of only five children were received, namely: 
IV John, IV Susannah, IV Mary Ann, IV Esther, 
and IV Annie. 

5724 III SHIEDEL, ELIZABETH, is married to John 
Stange. They reside at Big Rapids, Michigan, and 
have a family of several children but names were 
not received. 

5725 III SHIEDEL, SAMUEL, is married to Barbara 
Adams. They reside near Grand Rapids, Michigan, 
where he is farming. Their family consists of four 
children. 

5726 III SHIEDEL, CAROLINE, was first married to 
Henry Fullweiler and after his death to a Mr- 
Canon. They reside at Big Rapids, Michigan, and 
have a family of four children. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 251 

5727 II SCHIEDEL, MARTIN, was born September 
2nd, 1796. On March 17th, 1825, he was married to 
Susannah Hies who was born March 21st, 1796, and 
died December 13th, 1872. In 1825f they, in com- 
pany with the Clemmers, Clemenses, and others, 
moved to Canada and settled near Breslau, Ontario, 
where they resided until their deaths. He died 
April 28th, 1863, leaving a family of eight children, 
viz: 

5728 III SCHIEDEL, CATHARINE, was born Novem- 
ber 21st, 1825. She was married to John Cressman 
and after his decease to Jacob Zeller, a farmer- 
They resided about a mile south of Breslau where 
he died. She now resides in Breslau. See Jacob 
Zeller's family. 

5729 III SCHIEDEL, SARAH, was bom December 
22nd, 1826. She is married to Philip Zeller, a 
farmer. See Philip Zeller's family. 

5730 III SCHIEDEL, HANNAH, was born March 15th, 
1828. She is married to Rev. Jacob Woolner. 
See Rev. Jacob Woolner's family. 

5731 III SCHIEDEL, SUSANNAH, was born January 
7th, 1830. She was married to Henry Reist. They 
resided in Michigan where she died in 1871, leaving 
a family of four children, namely: IV Angeline, IV 
Ephraim, IV Nancy, and IV Sarah. 

5732 III SCHIEDEL, JOHN, was born February 9th, 
1832. He was married to Hannah Miller who was 
born November 22nd, 1831. They resided near 
Kossuth, Ontario, where they possess a beautiful 
farm. Some time ago they retired from farming 
and made their home with their daughter, Catl 
arine. Some twenty years ago he was ordained a 

t About a month after their marriage. 



252 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

deacon of the Mennonite Church for the Cressman 
and Wanner fields of labor. To them were born 
five children, viz: 

5733 IV SCHIEDEL, MENNO, was born June llth, 
1857. He is married to Mary Hefkey and resides 
near Rev. Jacob Woolner's farm, one mile west of 
Kossuth. To them are born four children, namely: 
V Lanson, V John, V Ida May, and V Allan. 

5734 IV SCHIEDEL, AMOS, was born May 8th, 1861. 
He is married to Mary Dettweiler. They reside 
near his brother Menno's farm and have one child 
named V Hannah. 

5735 IV SCHIEDEL, SARAH ANN, was born August 
14th, 1863. She is married to Samuel Wiles. They 
reside in Arran Township, Bruce County, Ontario, 
near Elsinore P. O. They have a family of three 
children, namely: V Herbert Ira, V Edith Hannah, 
and V Elmina. 

5736 IV SCHIEDEL, CATHARINE, was born January 
6th, 1867. She is married to Menno Bearinger, a 
farmer. They reside three miles north-west of 
Waterloo .and have a family of one child named V 
Hannah. 

5737 IV SCHIEDEL, ISAAC, was born April 5th, 1870. 
He is married to Susannah Ernst arid resides on his 
father's old homestead where he is engaged in 
farming. They have one child named V Laura 
Maude. 

5738 III SCHIEDEL, JACOB, was born April 10th, 

1834. On March lyth, 1857, he was married to Magdalena 
Miller who was born October i3th, 1833, and died April 22nd, 
1872. On April i3th, 1873, ^ e was a g aui married to Magdalena 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 253 



Bechtel who was horn October 2ist, 1851. In 1882 they left the 
old "Schiedtl Farm" and moved to Shantz Station where they 
resided until 1886 when they moved to Breslau where they still 
reside. His family consisted of thirteen children,! viz: 

5739 IV SCHIEDEL, ESTHER, was born July 14th, 

1858. She is married to Abraham S. Weber, a 
farmer. They reside near Breslau. See Abraham 
S. Weber's family. 

5740 IV SCHIEDEL, SIMON, was born December 18th, 

1859. He was first married to Lydia Ann Weber 
and after her decease to Mary Schroeder. He is a 
farmer and resides about a mile north-east of 
Breslau. His family consists of three children, 
namely: V Wesley W. and V Myra W. of first wife, 
and V Cannith (dead) of second wife. 

5741 IV SCHIEDEL, AARON, was bora April 10th, 
1861. He is married to Nancy W^eber and resides in 
Breslau where he is engaged on the railroad as 
section man. His family consists of four children, 
namely: V Alvin, V Ida, V Eva, and V Rosilla. 

5742 IV SCHIEDEL, SUSANNAH, was born Novem- 
ber 20th, 1862. She is married to Louis Kramp. 
They reside in Berlin and have one child named V 

Wesley. 

5743 IV SCHIEDEL, JACOB M., was born October 
15th, 1864. He is married to Samantha Shautz. 
They reside in Breslau and have two children, 
namely: V Roy and V Shannon. 

5744 IV SCHIEDEL, EPHRAIM, was born February 
20th, 1866. He is married to Susannah Clemens. 
They reside in Berlin and have three children, 
namely: V Glenn, V Mahlon, and V Ralph. 

t The eldest six were of first wife. 



254 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5745 IV SCHIEDEL, ABRAHAM B., was born Jan- 
uary 15th, 1874. 

5746 IV SCHIEDEL, ISAAC B., was born January 

29th, 1875. 
5747 1\ SCHIEDEL, ALLAN B., was born January 

28th, 1879. 

5748 IV SCHIEDEL, ERVINE B., was born September 
4th, 1880. 

5749 IV SCHIEDEL, ISRAEL B., was born January 

28th, 1882. 

5750 IV SCHIEDEL, ISAIAH B., was born September 
19th, 1883. 

5751 IV SCHIEDEL, NORMAN B., was born April 
llth, 1888. 

5752 III SCHIEDEL, ISAAC, was born November 10th, 
1836. He is married to Maggie Rogers and resides 
in Big Rapids, Michigan, where he is the proprietor 
of a large hotel. To them were born three children, 
namely: IV Simeon (dead), IV Charles Serenus, and 
IV Margaret. 

5753 III SCHIEDEL, NOAH, the youngest son of 

Martin and Susannah (Ries) Schiedel, was born on the old 
"Schiedel Farm" near Breslau. June i5th, 1839. After spending 
his boyhood on the old farm he, at the age of sixteen years, com- 
menced life as a clerk with Messrs Yost & Wideman of St. 
Jacobs, in whose services he remained one year, thence he went 
to Elmira and engaged himself to Rev. Philip Winkler in whose 
store he was clerking for three years. Upon leaving Elmira he 
entered into partnership with his brother Isaac and started busi- 
ness in Breslau where he remained one year. After leaving 
Breslau he was engaged in Bridgeport and later in Baden where 
he was in business for five years, and finally he returned to 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 255 

Bridgeport where he is doing a well paying business in manufac- 
turing brooms. On August 6th, 1859, he was married to Nancy 
Ferrier who was born August 2 9 th, 1841. Their home is the old 
"Peter N. Taggie Residence" which property he purchased in 
1872. To them are bom nine children, viz: 

5754 IV SCHIEDEL, MARTIN, was born July 7th, 

On September 15th, 1886, he was married to 

Katie Lutz. They reside in Bridgeport where he is 

engaged as book-keeper with Messrs Shirk & 

Snider, millers, Bridgeport, Ontario. 

5755 IV SCHIEDEL, CYRUS, was born February 14th, 
1862. On April 8th, 1885, he was married to Emma 
Hoffman. They reside in the town of Waterloo 
where he is engaged as book-keeper with Wm. 
Snider & Co. To them is born one son named V 
Wilfrid Hoffman. 

5756 IV SCHIEDEL, JOHN, was born July 17th, 1864. 
He is engaged in manufacturing brooms in his 
father's factory, Bridgeport. 

5757 IV SCHIEDEL, ROBERT F., was born November 
21st, 1866. He is a tinsmith by trade and is at 
present engaged in St. Jacobs, manufacturing the 
Dobbin Drum. 

5758 IV SCHIEDEL, T. ANDREW, was born May 
12th, 1869. He is a broom manufacturer and is en- 
gaged in his father's factory at Bridgeport. On 
September 4th, 1895, he was married to Hattie 
Gauntley. They reside on Queen Street East, 
Berlin, near the Gr. T. R. crossing. 

5759 IV SCHIEDEL, ALICE A., was born January 8th, 
1872. She is still at home and assisting her mother 
in performing the many duties connected with 
domestic life. 



256 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5760 IV SCHIEDEL, PHILIP A., was born January 
2nd, 1875. He is engaged as a wood-carver with 
D. Hibner <fe Co., Berlin, Ontario. 

5761 IV SCHIEDEL, ABRAM A , was born May 12th, 
1877. He is with Mr. E. Devitt, druggist and 
chemist, Waterloo, preparing himself for a druggist 
and chemist. 

5762 IV SCHIEDEL, HERBERT N., was born Septem- 
ber 22nd, 1881. He is attending the public school 
at present. 



SCHLICHTER. 



5763 II SCHLICHTER, CHRISTIANA was a native of 

Switzerland, where he was born in 1761. He emigrated to 
America with his two elder brothers, Daniel* and John,* and 
settled in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. His brother, Daniel, 
who was born in 1759, settled in the same locality but the de- 
scendants of John settled in New York State. -Christian was 
married to Mary Wanderbach and had a family of five children. 
Some time during the beginning of the present century he, to- 
gether with his wife and family, moved to Canada and settled in 
Waterloo County, Ontario, a little north of Preston on the place 
known as "Green's Farm" where they died not many years after 
their coming to this country. To them were born the following 
children, viz: 

5764 III SCHLICHTER, JOHN, the eldest in the 
family, was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 

t From some source of the Schlichter family the writer was informed that the father of 
old Christian, Daniel and John was Daniel and that they were members of the Mennonite 
Church. 

* None of the descendants of Daniel and John are in Canada. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 257 

October 10th, 1787. He was married to Elizabeth, 
daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Gabel) BechteL 
She was born November 24th, 1795, and died Feb- 
ruary 1st, 1876. They resided on a farm} one mile 
east of New Dundee, Ontario, where he died 
August 12th, 1849, leaving a family of eleven chil- 
dren, viz: 

5765 IV SCHLICHTER, MARY, was married to W. 
B. Baldwin and resided in Michigan for many 
years. Some years ago he moved to Iowa where he 
died. She died in Michigan. 

5766 IV SCHLICHTER, ELIZABETH, was born Jan- 
uary 4th, 1818, and died September llth, 1891. She 
was married to Christian D. Rosenberger. See 
Christian D. Rosenberger's family. 

5767 IV SCHLICHTER, JACOB, is married to Catha- 
rine Huber. They reside in Chicago, Illinois, where 
he is engaged in business. To them is born the 
following family, namely: V William, V Henry 
(dead), V David, V Fannie, V Laura, V John, V 
Frederick, V Novella, and V Charles. 

5768 IV SCHLICHTER, REV. SAMUEL, was born 

October iyth, 1821. He was first married to Catharine Det- 
weiler who was born March i2th, 1825, and died March 4th, 
1860. After her decease he was married to Mary Break who was 
born July i6th, 1832, and died December i6th, 1889. They 
resided near New Dundee, on his father's old place. About the 
year 1852 he was ordained minister of the old Mennonite 
Church but in 1854 or 1855 when a division of that body took 
place, he went with the new party of which body he was a noble 
worker. As a minister he was sincere and a diligent worker in 
the cause of his Master. When the death summons called him 
away, the church lost one of its ablest men. He died July lyth, 

} Now owned by John McDonald. 



258 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1873. His family consisted often children, of whom the eldest 
four were born unto his first wife. Their names are as follows: 

5769 V SCHLICHTER, EMMA, is married to Benja. 
iuin Huber. They reside in Berlin. See Benjamin 
Huber's family. 

5770V SCHLICHTER, JACOB, is married to Lizzie 
Bergey. They reside at Brown City, Michigan, 
where he is engaged in farming. 

5771 V SCHLICHTER, JOHN, a gardener, is married 
to Elizabeth Hallman. They reside near Hespeler, 
Ontario. 

5772 V SCHLICHTER, SAMUEL D., was married to 
Alice Elsley. They resided near Brown City, 
Michigan, where he died February 15th, 1895. 

5773V SCHLICHTER, WESLEY B., is married to 
Mary Knmmer and resides at Brown City, Mich- 
igan, where he is engaged in the ministry of the 
Mennonite Brethren in Christ. Up to the present 
he has proved himself to be an able revivalist and 
has done much in augmenting the membership of 
the church for which he labors. 

5774 V SCHLICHTER, SIMON, is married to a Miss 
Schwartz. They reside at Brown City, Michigan, 
where he is engaged in farming. 

5775 V SCHLICHTER, ALLAN, is married to Hattie 
Bates. They reside at Brown City, Michigan, 
where he is farming. 

5776 V SCHLICHTER, ABRAM, was born April 30th, 
1847, and died August 17th, 1849. 

5777 V SCHLICHTER, AMANDA and LIBBIE, are 
unmarried. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 259 



5778 IV SCHL1CHTER, CATHARINE, was born Au- 
gust 3rd, 1823, and died June 12th, 1886. She was 
married to John Huber. See John Huber's family. 

5779 IV SCHLICHTER, MAGDALENA, was bom 
June 26th, 1825, and is married to Deacon John Z. 
Detweiler. See Nos. 2204 to 2214. 

5780 IV SCHLICHTER, HANNAH, was first married 
to Jacob Z. Detweiler and after his death to Chris- 
tian D. Rosenberger. See Nos. 2215 to 2222 and 
Christian D. Rosenberger's family. 

5781 IV SCHLICHTER, NANCY, is married to Rev. 
Wendell Hallman. See Rev. Wendell Hallman's 
family. 

5782 IV SCHLICHTER, SARAH, was married to Jonas 
Scoefield. They resided in West McGillivray, 
Middlesex County, Ontario, where she died some 
time ago. 

5783 IV SCHLICHTER, SUSANNAH, is married to 
John Hillgartner. They reside in Carrick, Bruce 
County, Ontario. 

5784 IV SCHLICHTER, JOHN B., is married to Han- 
nah Bristow. They reside in Sterling, Kansas. 

5785 III SCHLICHTER, HENRY, was born in Frank- 
lin County, Pennsylvania, in 1789. He was married 
to Barbara Wismer and came to Canada with his 
parents. They settled near Preston where he died 
of cholera, August llth, 1834, and she died August 
10th, 1834, of the same dreaded disease, aged 42 
years. To them were born three children, viz: 

5786 IV SCHLICHTER, DANIEL, the eldest son of 
Henry and Barbara Schlichter, was born March 



260 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

17th, 1812. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter 
of Peter and Veronica (Souder) Huber. She was 
bom October 28th, 1811, and died July 19th, 1882. 
They resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford 
County, Ontario, about three miles south-west of 
New Dundee, where he died August 2nd, 1845. 
Their family consisted of seven children, viz: 

5787 V SCHLICHTER, JOHN, died aged about 4 years. 

5788 V SCHLICHTER, FANNIE, died aged about 23 
years. 

5789V SCHLICHTER, ELIZABETH, is married to 
David Hagey. They reside at Preston where he is 
engaged in the foundry. 

5790 V SCHLICHTER, ISAAC, died aged about 18 
years. 

5791 V SCHLICHTER, HANNAH, is married to 
Henry Gildner, a farmer. They reside near Gorrie, 
Huron County, Ontario. They have no family. 

5792 V SCHLICHTER, JACOB, is married to Eliza, 
beth Hagey. They reside about three miles south- 
west of New Dundee, in Blenheim Township, Ox- 
ford County, where he is engaged in farming. His 
family consists of nine children, namely: VI Sarah, 
VI Daniel, VI Henry, VI Edwin, VI Naomi, VI 
Annie, VI Evangeline, VI Mary, and VI Cora. 

5793V SCHLICHTER, BENJAMIN, is married to 
Elizabeth Clemens. They reside in Blenheim 
Township, Oxford County, near Washington where 
he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of 
four children, namely: VI Sarah Jane (dead), VI 
William, VI Herbert, and VI Charles. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 261 

5794 IV SCHLICHTER, HANNAH, a native of Frank- 
lin County, Pennsylvania, was married to John 
Stauffer. They resided a little south of Haysville 
where she died. See John Stauffer's family. 

5795 IV SCHLICHTER, MARY, a native of Franklin 
County, Pennsylvania, was married to Christian 
Huber. They resided near Thedford, Lambton 
County, Ontario, where they both died. See Chris- 
tian H uber's family. 

5796 III SCHLICHTER, HANNAH, was born in 
Franklin County, Pennsylvania, December 18th, 
1798, and on April 23rd, 1818, she was married to 
Henry Wismer who was born in Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, December 20th, 1789, and died at 
Blair, Ontario, in 1854. She died June 26th, 1878. 
See Henry Wismer'a family. 

5797 III SCHLICHTER, SAMUEL W., was born in 
1800 and was married to Maria Strome who was 
born January 18th, 1803, and died May lltli, 1838. 
They resided in North Dumfries Township, Water- 
loo County, where he died March 5th, 1842, leaving 
one daughter named Mary who was married and 
resided at Hespeler, Ontario. Some years ago they 
moved to Port Elgin where her husband died. 

5798 III SCHLICHTER, BENJAMIN, the youngest in 
the family, was born September 15th, 1805. He 
was never married and had his home with Jacob Z. 
Detweiler at Blair where he died July 20th, 1876. 



SCHMIDT. 



5799 II SCHMIDT, REV. GEORGE R., son of John 

and Catharine (Riehl) Schmidt, was born in Muhlhausen, Alsace, 
November 23rd, 1809, and died September i2th, 1882. His 
death was caused by the upsetting of his buggy, at the railway 
crossing a little east of Baden, from which he received injuries 
proving fatal a few hours after its happening. He had an older 
brother named John and a sister named Catharine. His parents 
suffered greatly during the wars of Napoleon I and again during 
the year 1817 when there was almost a total failure of crops in 
Europe and America, thus causing a great scarcity of food for 
both man and beast. During these trials the father died. His 
death took place in August, 1817. In 1819 the mother was 
married again to Jacob Linhart. After the old homestead which 
the father had erected was sold, the parents moved to a place 
called Bischols, some miles distant from their former home. The 
second union was blessed with four children, named Jacob, Mar- 
garet, Christian, and Maria. On March 6th, 1828, they left the 
old country and emigrated to America and arrived at Buffalo, 
New York, on May 6th of same year. From Buffalo they came 
to Canada where the father rented a farm. The two sons, John 
and George, worked among the neighbors to earn money to assist 
their step-father. In January, 1829, these two sons with but 50 
cents money in their pockets, made a journey on foot of over 100 
miles. They came to Waterloo! where John engaged himself to 
Jacob Schneider* for one year and George engaged himself to 
Joseph Goldschmitt of Baden for 3 months at the rate of $8.00 
per month. He worked on the saw mills situated where now the 
Baden woollen mills are. After being in the county for several 
months he returned home with his and his brother John's wages- 
This money was given to their parents. In October, 1829, he 
returned to Waterloo and engaged himself to Rev. Benjamin Eby 

f Their parents resided in Welland County, not very far from Buffalo, 
* Farmer and miller at Waterloo. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 263 

for one year at the rate of $10.00 per month. Later on he and 
his brother John purchased lots Nos. 12 and 13, in the township 
of Wilmot, consisting of four hundred acres, of which they gave 
one hundred acres to their father. George was engaged in clear- 
ing land for various parties at the rate of $10.00 per acre. In 
August, 1831, he returned home where he was married on the 
1 4th day of the same month to Salome Becker. After his mar- 
riage he again came to Waterloo and finished the "chops" he had 
commenced the previous spring In October he and his brother 
John who had been in the services of Jacob Schneider for several 
years, returned home, George to fetch his wife and John to get 
married to the woman of his choice, namely, Margaret Roth who 
resided in Buffalo. This marriage took place in November, 
1831. In 1832 they all returned to their farms in Wilmot Town- 
ship where the mother died in July, 1851, aged 68 years. Cath- 
arine, the only sister of George and John Schmidt, was born 
March 25th, 1814, and was married December 25th, 1835, to 
Martin Anthes. She had a family of five children, of whom 
three are still living. John was born November ist, 1806, and 
died March i2th, 1882. He had a family of twelve children, of 
whom seven are still living. George was ordained minister of 
the church of his choice, the Mennonite, April i2th, 1840. He 
was a true and faithful worker for His Master. Many an 
eloquent sermon did he preach and was highly esteemed by all 
who knew him. It proved a great loss to the church to lose 
such an active and able worker as he was, but let us hope that 
our earthly loss may prove to be his eternal gain. He was mar" 
ried to Salome Becker who was born February 28th, 1811, and 
died November 2ist, 1887. They had a family of thirteen chil- 
dren, viz: 

5800 III SCHMIDT, CATHERINE, was born Novem- 
ber 8th, 1832. She is married to Herman Bendler 
and resides on a farm in Kent County, Michigan. 
They have a family of eight children. 

5801 III SCHMIDT, ELIAS, was born March 3rd, 1834, 
and died August 15th, 1834. 



264: BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5802 III SCHMIDT, JOHN, was born June 30th, 1835. 
He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph 
Hallman, and after her decease to Magdalena, 
daughter of John Hallman. The first union was 
blessed with eight children, three of whom are 
dead, and with second wife there were five children. 
In 1893 he sold his farm in Wilmot Township and 
purchased the old homestead of the late Isaac Eby, 
two miles east of Berlin. 

5803 III SCHMIDT, MARIA, was born February 6th, 

1837. She is married to Abraham, son of Joseph 
Hallman. They reside on a farm in Blenheim 
Township, Oxford County, and have a family of 
eleven children. 

5804 III SCHMIDT, SALOME, was born April 27th, 

1838. She was first married to Joseph, son of 
Joseph B. Hallman with whom she had two children. 
After his decease she was married to Rev. Moses 
Erb. They reside in Berlin. See Joseph B. Hall- 
man's family. 

5805 III SCHMIDT, GEORGE, was born January 30th, 

1840. He is married to Susannah, daughter of 
Jacob Brubacher. They reside in Woolwich Town- 
ship, a little south-west of St. Jacobs. Their family 
consists of three children. 

5806 III SCHMIDT, LEAH, was born October 24th, 

1841. She is married to Peter, son of the late 
Rev. Abraham M. Weber. They reside one mile 
east of Berlin, on a beautiful farm. They have one 
son. 

5807 III SCHMIDT, BENJAMIN, was born December 
8th, 1843, and died March 7th, 1854. 

5808 III SCHMIDT, JACOB, was born November 28th, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 265 

1845. He was married to Magdalena, daughter of 
Christian Schneider, and after her decease he was 
married to Catharine, daughter of Simon Shantz. 
With the first wife he had a family of nine children 
and with the second wife there is one child. He 
resides on the old homestead. 

5809 III SCHMIDT, DAVID, was bom October 13th, 
1847. He is married to Leah Eshelman and resides 
on a farm near Manheim. 

5810 III SCHMIDT, SAMUEL, was born February 
13th, 1850, and died April 3rd, 1854. 

5811 III SCHMIDT, LYDIA, was born February 19th, 
1853, and died March 7th, 1854. 

5812 III SCHMIDT, MAGDALENA, was born Septem- 
ber 10th, 1855. She is married to Simon, son of 
Abram Cressman. They reside on a farm near 
Washington, Blenheim Township, Oxford County, 
and have had one daughter but she died some time 
ago. 



SCHNEIDER. 



In examining the "Colonial Records" of Philadelphia we find 
that quite a number of Schneiders came from various parts of 
central Europe and settled in Pennsylvania. In volume No. 4, 
page 59, we find that one hundred and fifty emigrants from the 
Palatinate (Pfaltz) and other places of Europe came in the vessel 
"Harle" of London. Among this number we find the progenitor, 
Johannes Schneider. These together with old "Hannes" (Jo- 



266 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



' 



hannes) were qualified, i. e. because citizens of Pennsylvania and 
subject to the Crown, His Majesty King George II, in September, 
1736. Johannes Schneider or, as tradition has it, Johannes 
Jacob Schneider, to distinguish him from his relative who hap- 
pened to have the same name, Jacob being added to know that 
he was Jacob's (his father's name) "Hans" and not Michael's (his 
uncle's) "Hans,"* was born about the year 1697. To whom he 
was married cannot be ascertained at so late a date. Owing to 
his strict adherence to the Protestant faith he was subjected to 
the same tests and fiery persecutions as what his co-religionists 
were. Early in the year 1736! he left his native home and set 
sail, with others, for London, England, thence to America where 
they landed in August of the same year and were naturalized a 
few days later. In September he with his wife and family moved 
to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where they settled on a large 
tract of land. When old Johannes Schneider died is not known, 
neither what number of children he had. We know of two sons, 
Jacob and Christian. There may have been others but the de- 
scendants of Jacob never knew of more than Christian. 

5813 I SCHNEIDER, JACOB, was born in the Pala. 
tinate, in 1727 or 1730, came to this country when a 
mere lad and was raised in Lancaster County, Penn- 
sylvania. When some twenty years of age he was 
married to a Maria Herschi (now Hershey), a 
descendant of Andrew Hershey who settled in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1719. This 
marriage took place on April 1st, 1755. They had a 
family of fifteen children, viz: 

5814 II SCHNEIDER, BARBARA, was born February 
16th, 1756. She was married to Christian Ehrhart. 
They resided in the neighborhood of Sporting Hill, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she died 
March 15th, 1821, leaving a family of six children. 

* From Benjamin Eby's notes. 

t Some have it 1739 but Records prove three years earlier. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 267 

5815 II SCHNEIDER, ANNIE, was born March 21st, 
1757, and died March 30th, 1757. 

5816 II SCHNEIDER, CHRISTIAN, was born August 

28th, 1758. In 1789 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of 
Christian and Maria (Scherch) Erb (See No. 2777). She was 
born in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
January 23rd, 1770, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, Sep- 
tember 29th, 1818. In 1806 they, in company with others, 
emigrated to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, 
near where now is the village of Doon. Here he resided for a 
number of years. It was his intention to construct a dam across 
the creek flowing through his plantation and have a grist mill 
erected thereon. But in order to have the desired "head of 
water" he found that the "back water" would flood a few acres of 
Mr. Biehn's swamp adjoining that of his (Mr. Schneider's) prop- 
erty. This, although worth nothing, or comparatively little, Mr. 
Biehn would not sell to Mr. Schneider and thus prevented the 
building of a grist mill. Mr. Schneider died August 6th, 1850, 
leaving a family of eleven children, viz: 

5817 III SNIDER, JACOB C., was born in Franklin 

County, Pennsylvania, February igth, 1791. On July 2ist, 1812, 
he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Anna (Scho- 
walter) Cressman. She was born in Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania, June xoth, 1791, and died in Waterloo, Ontario, 
January i2th, 1879. Soon after his marriage he moved on his 
farm a little to the west of the town of Waterloo where he resided 
until his death. Not many years after his arrival in Waterloo 
County he purchased the mill property belonging to the estate of 
Abraham Erb. Here he was engaged, besides farming, in the 
milling and saw-mill business and later erected the distillery. 
He died June i 9 th, 1865, leaving a family of nine children, viz: 

5818 IV SNIDER, MARY, was born May 19th, 1813, 
and died November 9th, 1813. 

5819 IV SNIDER, REV. ELIAS, was born September 

3 rd, 1815. In his boyhood days he took great interest in h 



268 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

father's business. By the time he was twenty^one years of age 
he was not only a practical miller but also a thorough business man. 
In 1851 he purchased from the late Barnabas Devitt the large 
farm containing 310 acres of land for ^1500 and in 1853 he pur- 
chased the large grist mills now in possession of Wm. Snider &: 
Co., together with 320 acres of land for ^3500. In 1854 he 
again sold the large real estate in the town of Waterloo and pur- 
chased the "Musselman Farm" about one mile north of Waterloo, 
to which place he then moved. In 1860 he purchased the 
German Mills together with 669 acres of land. The same year 
he, in company with Samuel S. Schneider, regained possession of 
the Waterloo Mills and continued in business until 1879 when 
they sold out to the present proprietors. Mr. Snider now 
retired from business. On November loth, 1835, he was mar - 
ried to Hannah, daughter of John and Hannah (Bergey) Binge- 
man. She was born August ist, 1815, and died December 23rd, 
1893. In 1874 Mr. Snider was ordained to the ministry of the 
Mennonite body which position he held until his death which 
took place April 24th, 1890. His family consisted of twelve 
children, viz: 

5820 V SNIDER, ELIZABETH, was born November 
29th, 1836. On November 9th, 1858, she was married 
to Merino S. Shantz and died January 28th, 1893. 
See Deacon Menno S. Shantz's family. 

5821 V SNIDER, MARY, was born April 7th, 1838. 
On February 9th, 1858, she was married to Aaron 
Kraft. See Aaron Kraft's family. 

5822 V SNIDER, ISRAEL, was born August 17th, 

1839. On October. i6th, 1860, he was married to Veronica 
Martin who was born January 27th, 1843, and died June 7th, 
1878. On January i4th, 1879, he was again married to Mary 
Baetz who was born October i5th, 1858. At present Mr. Snider 
resides near Crossbill, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. 
His family consists of sixteen children, of whom the eldest eight 
were born unto his first wife. Their names are as follows: 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 269 

5823 VI SNIDER, NOAH, was born August 10th, 1862, 
and died October 8th, 1862. 

5824 VI SNIDER, NANCY, v as born August 24th, 
1863. She is married to Moses U. Clemens. See 

No. 1877. 

5825 VI SNIDER, HANNAH, was bom October llth, 
1865. She is married to Daniel E. fehantz. See 
Daniel E. Shantz's family. 

5826 VI SNIDER, VERONICA, was born November 
30th, 1867. She is married to Henry B. Betzner. 

See No. 930. 

5827 VI SNIDER, ISAIAH, was born March 26th, 1870. 
He is married to Ova Bechtel. They reside in 
Berlin where he is engaged in teaming. 

5828 VI SNIDER, ELIZABETH, was born February 
2nd, 1872. She is married to Frederick Frosch, a 
wage-earner. They reside at Centreville, near 
Freeport. 

5829 VI SNIDER, ELIAS, was born August 2nd, 1873, 
and died March 23rd, 1878. 

5830 VI SNIDER, MARY ANN, was born December 
12th, 1876. She is unmarried and resides with her 
sister Hannah (Mrs. Daniel E. Shantz). 

5831 VI SNIDER, SYLVESTER, was bora December 
3rd, 1879, and died March 24th, 1880. 

5832 VI SNIDER, JACOB, born December 2nd, 1880. 

5833 VI SNIDER, NELSON, born June 22nd, 1882. 

5834 VI SNIDER, ALDON, born November 3rd, 1883. 

5835 VI SNIDER, ALBERTA, born September 8, 1885. 

5836 VI SNIDER, ISRAEL, born February 8th, 1887. 

5837 VI SNIDER, ELENORA, born May 9th, 1889, 



270 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5838 VI SNIDER, ALICE, born December 12th, 1891. 

5839 V SNIDER, ISAAC B, was born January 13th, 
1841. On March 17th, 1861, he was married to 
Nancy Sitler who was born February 16th, 1840, 
and died March 28th, 1890. Mr. Snider is a farmer 
and resides at German Mills. His family consists 
of the following children, viz: 

5840 VI SNIDER, ALLAN, was born October 29th, 
1861. On January 2nd, 1887, he was married to 
Annie Schroder. He is a miller by trade and 
resides in Waterloo where he is engaged in the 
Union Mills. His family consists of three children, 
namely: VII Nelson, VII Arabella, and VII Ralph 
Alto. 

5841 VI SNIDER, VILLINA, was born August 24th, 
1863. On October 21st, 1884, she was married to 
Jacob S. Cressmaii. See No. 2175. 

5842 VI SNIDER, SUSANNAH, was born May 3rd, 
1865. She is unmarried and is at home. 

5843 VI SNIDER, LEANDER S., was born September 
20th, 1867. He is at home on the farm and un- 
married. 

5844 VI SNIDER, NANCY, was born August 5th, 1869, 
and died October 4th, 1869. 

5845 VI SNIDER, NATHANIEL, was born October 
1st, 1870. He is married to Malinda Wismer and 
resides at German Mills where he is engaged on the 
farm. His family consists of one child named VII 
Roy. 

5846 VI SNIDER, ISAAC S., was born November 9th, 
1872. He is a miller by trade and resides at San- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 271 

borne, Iowa, where he is engaged in a mill. He is 
not married. 

5847 VI SNIDER, ELAM, was born April 1st, 1874. He 
is a miller by trade and is engaged in the Waterloo 
Union Mills, Waterloo, Ontario. 

5848 VI SNIDER, SILAS S, was born April 5th, 1875, 
and died August 28th, 1875. 

5849 VI SNIDER, HANNAH, was born June 23rd, 
1876, and died July 7th, 1876. 

5850 VI SNIDER, ALVIN, was born April 9th, 1878. 

5851 VI SNIDER, MALIZZA, was born August 15, 1879. 

5852 VI SNIDER, ELIAS S., was born Sep. 26th, 1882. 

5853 V SNIDER, ELIAS W. B., was bom June 19th, 

1842. On April iQth, 1864, he was married to Nancy Weber. 
Mr. Snider is a miller by trade. In 1865 he took possession of 
the German Mills where he was engaged in doing a well paying 
business. In March, 1871, he purchased the St. Jacobs Mills 
where he has been doing an extensive and successful business 
ever since. Some years ago he also purchased the New 
Dundee Mills and has since been conducting both mills with the 
greatest of success. Besides being the proprietor of the two 
large mills, he has large interests in various other lines of 
business. In politics Mr. Snider favors the principles of the 
Liberal Party whose representative he has been in the Local 
House from June, 1881, (after Mr. Springer's resignation) until 
the dissolution of that body in 1894 when he declined to be 
again the standard bearer of the Liberal Party. He resides in 
St. Jacobs, Ontario. His family consists of the following chil- 
dren, viz: 

5854 VI SNIDER, CLARA, was born March 10th, 1865. 
She is married to Alfred Snyder, a merchant, and 
resides in St. Jacobs, Ontario. 



272 BIOGEAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5855 VI SNIDER, ALDRED, was born October 28th, 
1866. He is married to Victoria Reichert. They 
reside in Waterloo where he is engaged in the 
machine shops of the Waterloo Manufacturing Co. 

5856 VI SNIDER, CRANSON, was born April 22nd, 
1868. He is married to Caroline Heinrich and 
resides in Waterloo where he is engaged as book- 
keeper with the Waterloo Manufacturing Co. 

5857 VI SNIDER, FERNANDO, was born April 30th, 
1870. He is married to Emma Steller and resides in 
New Dundee where he is engaged as book-keeper 
in his father's mills. 

5858 VI SNIDER, WILLIAM, was born February 25th, 
1872. He is at home and is engaged as book-keeper 
in the St. Jacobs mills. 

5859 VI SNIDER, EDWIN, was born April 5th, 1874. 
He is also home and is engaged in his father's mill. 

5860 VI SNIDER, ELIAS, was born May 8th, 1876. 
He is home and engaged in the mill. 

5861 VI SNIDER, ADA, was born September 10, 1878. 

5862 VI SNIDER, FRANKLIN, was born May 5th, 
1880, and died May 8th, 1880. 

5863 VI SNIDER, ELLA LOLA, was born April 19th, 

1881. 

5864 VI SNIDER, AMY FLORENCE, was born Jan- 
uary 18th, 1883. 

5865 V SNIDER, WILLIAM, was born. October 26th, 

1845. When a young man he entered his father's mills in the 
town of Waterloo where he served his apprenticeship as miller 
and has been connected with the mills ever since. In 1879 he, 
in company with Mr. A. Kraft, purchased the valuable mills 
(known as Union Mills) from his father and has since built addi- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 273 

tions to it and has made improvements in the latest and most 
improved machinery so as to have a daily capacity of nearly 300 
barrels of flour of the most superior quality. He has served his 
town and county in the municipal council for a number of years, 
serving in the capacity as councillor for seven years, reeve for 
three years, warden of the county one year, and mayor for two 
years. On June nth, 1867, he was married to Lydia Ann 
Bowman. They reside in the town of Waterloo and have had a 
family as follows, viz: 

5866 VI SNIDER, SUSANNAH, was born February 
24th, 1874, and died March 9th, 1874. 

5867 VI SNIDER, MINNIE ALBERTA, was born July 
23rd, 1875, and died December 26th, 1876. 

5868 VI SNIDER, ELMA PRISCILLA, was bom Feb- 
ruary 1st, 1878. 

5869 VI SNIDER, CLARA MAY, was born July 21st, 
1880. 

5870 VI SNIDER, FREDERICK WILLIAM, was born 
February 18th, 1886. 

5871 V SNIDER, JOHN, was born December 24th, 1848. 
On June 5th, 1870, he was married to Magdalena 
Snyder. They reside near German Mills where he 
is engaged in farming. To them are born four 
children, viz: 

5872 VI SNIDER, HANNAH, was born December 22nd, 
1871. Died same day. 

5873 VI SNIDER, EPHRAIM, was bom August 18th, 
1874. 

5874 VI SNIDER, URIAS, was born November 22, 1875. 

5875 ^V I SNIDER, ALMINA, was born September 6th, 
1877, and died June 24th, 1883. 



274 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5876 V SNIDER, TILMAN B., was born December 9th, 

1850. On October 24th, 1871, he was married to Magdalena 
Groff. He was raised at Waterloo and when well up in his 
"teens" he entered the mills and followed the milling business for 
a number of years He and his brother Amos were joint owners 
of the German Mills for some years. In June, 1890, he moved to 
Sanborn, Iowa, U. S., where he is now engaged in farming and 
stockraising. While residing at German Mills Mr. Snyder took 
an active part in municipal matters, having served several years 
at the council board as councillor, then deputy reeve for the 
township. His family consists of six children, namely: VI Ar- 
tista, VI Minerva, VI Ella Edna, VI Alta Burten, VI Mabel 
Stella, VI Elmer Nile. See No. 3353. 

5877 V SNIDER, JACOB B., was born January 10th, 
1853. On September 20th, 1874, he was married to 
Susannah Shantz. They reside at German Mills 
where he is engaged in farming and the dairy 
business. His family consists of six children, 
namely: VI Lydia Ann, VI Annette, VI Alvin, VI 
Aden, VI Ion, and VI Harvey. 

5878 V SNIDER, AMOS B., was born April 19th, 1855. 
On June 29th, 1875, he was married to Hannah 
Kraft. He followed the milling business for about 
fifteen years when he resided at German Mills, 
Ontario. On June 18th, 1890, he moved to Sanborn, 
Iowa, where he is engaged in farming. His family 
consists of three children, namely: VI Ervine, VI 
Elva, and VI Ethel. 

5879 V SNIDER, HANNAH, was born April 23rd, 1857. 
On January 4th, 1874, she was married to Ephraim 
Shantz. After their marriage they moved two 
miles south of Berlin where he was engaged in 
farming until March, 1894, then moved to Didsbury, 
Alberta, N. W. T., where he is again engaged in 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 275 

farming. To them are born three children, namely 
VI Selina, VI Elsie, and VI Burton. 

5880V SNIDER, REV. JONAS, was born October 

2nd, 1858. His boyhood days were spent on the farm he now 
possesses. The long summer months were engaged in perform- 
ing such duties generally allotted to the juvenile race, while the 
winter time was engaged in attending the public school of the 
neighborhood where he received such an education generally 
furnished by those schools. When a young man he joined the 
church of his choice, the Mennonite, of which body he is held in 
high esteem for his many noble qualities. On June 24th, 1892, 
he was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church. His 
sermons are characterized by ability and great faithfulness and 
are well received by his congregation and others. As a minister 
he is a diligent and faithful worker and pursues his calling with 
great devotion, doing good unto all. On April ist, 1879, he was 
united in matrimony with Lucy Snyder who died June i5th, 
1886. On July 5th, 1887, he was again married to Susannah 
Horst. Mr. Snider's family consists of nine children, of whom 
the four eldest were born unto his first wife. The names of the 
children are VI Edgar, VI Clayton, VI Delton, VI Addison, VI 
Mary H. (dead), VI Laura (dead), VI Walter, VI Clara, and VI 
Hannah. 

5881 IV SNIDER, ELIZABETH, was born April 19th, 
1817. On March 27th, 1836, she was married to 
Henry Snider, and died January 13th, 1855. See 
Henry Snider's family. 

5882 IV SNYDER, MENNO, was born August 15th, 

1819. On December 15th, 1839, he was married to 
Catharine Kalbfleisch who was born March 20th, 

1820. They resided on the old "Snider Farm" a 
little west of Waterloo where he died February 2nd, 
1889. His family consisted of eight children, viz: 

5883 V SNYDER, HENRY K., was born January 1st, 



276 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1841. On July 24th, 1865, he was married to Rebecca 
Sitler. They reside in the town of Waterloo where 
he is engaged as fireman. To them was born a 
family of five children, namely: VI Leon, VI Owen 
(dead), VI Sarah Ann, VI Truman, and VI Ira. 

5884V SNYDER, MARY, was born November 21st, 
1843. On March 15th, 1866, she was married to Rev. 
Jacob Fellman. They reside in Chicago, Illinois, 
where he has charge of a large congregation of the 
Baptist faith. To them is born a family of ten chil- 
dren, namely: VI Edward, VI Tina, VI Kate, VI 
Harry, VI William, VI Minnie, VI Ida, VI Emma, 
VI Albert, and VI Freddie (dead). 

5885 V SNYDER, ELIZABETH, was born February 
8th, 1846. On December 21st, 1866, she was married 
to Solomon A. Crowder, a teacher. They reside in 
Dresden, Kent County, Ontario. To them is born 
a family of ten children, namely: VI Ernest, VI 
Katie, VI Ella, VI Georgina, VI Maggie, VI Leonia, 
VI Emma, VI Ethel, VI Albert, and VI Edna. 

5886 V SNYDER, MARGARET, was born July 31st, 
1848. On February 25th, 1872, she was married to 
Philip Lautenschlager. They reside in the town of 
Berlin and have a family of two children, namely: 
VI Jessie (dead), and VI Roland. 

5887 V SNYDER, JACOB K., was born December 17th, 
1850. On January 25th, 1880, he was married to 
Mary Kalbfleisch. They resided on the old "Snider 
Farm" at the town of Waterloo where he died July 
20th, 1893, leaving a family of four children, named 
VI Arthur, VI Byron, VI Cecil, and VI Dalpin. 

5888 V SNYDER, GEORGE K., twin brother to Jacob, 
was born December 17th, 1850, and died July 26th, 

1871. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 277 

5889 V SNYDER, ELIAS K., was born April 2nd, 1853. 
On February 2nd, 1887, he was married to Katie 
Schinbein. They reside in the town of Berlin 
where he is engaged in the boot and shoe business. 
To them are born four children, namely: VI Leonie 
(dead), VI Olive Maude, VI Frederick Walter, and 
VI Roxie Mabel. 

5890 V SNYDER, CATHARINE, the youngest in the 
family, was born October 21st, 1855. On September 
22nd, 1880, she was married to Abraham F. Kramp 
who was born July 19th, 1856. They resided in 
Berlin where he died November 9th, 1882. To them 
was born one child named VI Leonie (dead). 

5891 IV SNIDER, JACOB C., was born January 12th, 
1822. He was married to Nancy Bricker who was 
born July 29tli, ltt>0. They resided in St. Jacobs 
where he was proprietor of the mills now in posses- 
sion of E. W, B. Snider. He died* March 12th, 1857, 
leaving a family of five children, viz: 

5892 V SNIDER, JACOB B., was born January 21st, 
1839. He is unmarried and has his home with his 
brother, Sidney. 

5893 V SNIDER, JOHN B, was born August 25th, 
1840 On August 7th, 1860, he was married to 
Susannah E. Moyer. They reside in the town ol 
Waterloo where he is engaged in business 
family consists of five children, namely: VI Hattie 
VI Martha, VI Lizzie, VI Annie Florence, and VI 
Vivian. 

5894 V SNIDER, NORMAN B., was born January 1 



ing 

killed. Date of accident March izth, 1857. 



278 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1843. On December 13th, 1861, he was married to 
Caroline Halinal. They resided in the town of 
Waterloo where he died January 24th, 1884, leaving 
a family of eight children, namely: VI Norman N., 
VI Sydney C., VI Sylinda Martha, VI Amasa V., 
VI Caroline (dead), VI Georgina Rosina, VI George 
Albert, and VI Christina Dora May. 

5895 V SNIDER, SYDNEY B., was born February 2nd, 
1845. On December 17th, 1867, he was married to 
Esther Bricker. They reside near Hawksville, 
Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. His 
family consists of eight children, namely: VI 
Albert, VI Addie, VI Harvey (dead), VI Annie 
(dead), VI Nelson, VI John, VI Alexander, and VI 
Edward. 

5896 V SNIDER, ELIZABETH, was born May 2nd, 
1850. On November 21st, 1871, she was married to 
Alexander Peterson. They reside in Woolwich 
Township, west ofTSt. Jacobs, where he is engaged 
in farming. Their family consists of six children, 
namely: VI Clayton (dead), VI William Henry, VI 
Charles Leslie, VI Anna Florence, VI Fannie 
Maude, and VI Gordon. 

5897 IV SNIDER, ANNA, was born July 23rd, 1824. 
On March 5th, 1844, she was married to Samuel S. 
Snider and died April 23rd, 1890. See Samuel S. 
Snider's family. 

5898 IV SNIDER, DANIEL, was born April 4th, 1827. 
On October 14th, 1849, he was married to Elizabeth 
Barlett who was 'born January 4th, 1825. They 
resided on a farm a little to the west of the Water- 
loo Park where he died, October 28th, 1889. To 
them was born a family of seven children, of whom 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 279 

three died in infancy, not having received a name. 
The names of the other four are as follows: 

5899 V SNIDER, ELIZABETH, was born September 
16th, 1851. On December 22nd, 1868, she was mar- 
ried to John Riehm, a farmer. They reside in 
Wallace Township, Perth County. To them is born 
the following family, namely: VI Elizabeth, VI 
Jacob, VI Ezra, VI Emma, VI Martha, VI Reuben, 
VI Amsey, VI Ida, and VI Rosa. 

5900 V SNIDER, JACOB, was born August 16th, 1853, 
and died February 8th, 1873. 

5901 V SNIDER, ELIAS B., was born November 30th, 
1860. On January 10th, 1884, he was married to 
Elizabeth Morrison. He resides in Parry Sound 
where he is engaged on a boat during the navi- 
gable season of the year. His family is as follows, 
namely: VI Eva and VI Roy. 

5902 V SNIDER, CATHARINE, was bora November 
llth, 1862, and died January 30th, 1873. 

5903 IV SNIDER, SUSANNAH, was born April 4th, 
1830. On March 18th, 1849, she was married to 
Moses Shantz, a farmer. See Moses Shantz's family. 

5904 IV SNIDER, CHRISTIAN, was born May 16th, 
1833, and died August 9th, 1836. 

5905 III SNYDER, JOHN C., was born in Franklin 
County, Pennsylvania, February 1st, 1792. In 1806 
he came to Canada with his parents and was raised 
at Doon, Ontario. In September, 181-1, he was mar- 
ried to Catharine, daughter of Christian and 
Hannah (Paul) Shantz. She was born in Mont- 



280 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

gomery County, Pennsylvania, September 5th, 1792, 
and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, February 
27 th, 1854. They resided near Kossuth where he 
died of cholera, July 31st, 1834. To them was born 
a family of nine children, viz: 

5906 IV SNYDER, LEVI, was born August 16th, 1815. 
On March 17th, 1838, he was married to Elizabeth 
Clemens (No. 1636). They resided near Zion 
Chapel where he was engaged in farming. His 
death took place May 26th, 1890. Their family con- 
sisted of nine children, viz: 

5907 V SNYDER, HANNAH, was born February 17th, 
1837. On June 5th, 1859, she was married to Samuel 
Bear. See No. 604. 

5908 V SNYDER, JOHN, was born August 6th, 1840. 
On January 3rd, 1862, he was married to Rebecca 
Bear (No. 603). In 1864 they moved to Clinton, 
Huron County, Ontario, where he is farming. To 
them were born three children, namely: VI Abra- 
ham, died May 4th, 1863, VI Levi, and VI Mary 
Ann, died June 10th, 1882. 

5909V SNYDER, JESSE, was born April 7th, 1843. 
On May 2nd, 1869, he was married to Mary Schultz. 
They reside near Clinton, Huron County, where he 
is engaged in farming. Their family consists of 
eight children, namely: VI Caroline Elizabeth, VI 
Aaron (dead), VI Henry, VI Mary, VI Sophia, VI 
VI Norman, VI Levi, and VI Rebecca. 

5910V SNYDER, LYDIA, was born February 8th, 
1846. On December 27th, 1868, she was married to 
Benjamin Bear (No. 609). They resided near Doon 
where she died December 4th, 1871, leaving a family 
of two children, namely: VI Byron and VI Aaron. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 281 

5911 V SNYDER, HENRY, was born December 17th, 
1848, and died August 10th, 1864. 

5912 V SNYDER, AARON, was bom July 2nd, 1851. 
On January 18th, 1872, he was married to Sarah 
Catharine Eaton who was born December 5th, 1851, 
and died February 28th, 1887. They resided on his 
father's old homestead where she died. To them 
was born a family of four children, namely: VI 
Lorn Hamah, VI Ida Elizabeth, VI Hannah Ma. 
linda, and VI Lawrence. 

5913 V SNYDER, MARY, was born June 30th, 1853. 
On January 1st, 1878, she was married to Ephraim 
Huber. They resided in Huron County, Ontario, 
where she died September 24th, 1878, leaving one 
child, a, daughter named VI Mary, born September 
23rd, 1878. 

5914V SNYDER, REBECCA, was born September 
19th, 1855. On September llth, 1877, she was mar- 
ried to Joseph B. Hagey. They reside on the old 
"Hagey Farm." See No. 3473. 

5915 V SNYDER, ELIZABETH, was born April 19th, 
1858. On September 7th, 1881, she was married to 
Noah Scheirich. They resided on the old "Scheir- 
ich Farm" north of Preston where she died March 
10th, 1887, leaving a family of two children, namely: 
VI Mabel and VI Elma. 

5916 IV SNYDER, ABSALOM, was born May 23rd, 

1817. On February 2nd, 1841, he was married to Mary, daugh- 
ter of Jacob and Judith (Baumann) Bricker. She was born May 
yth, 1823, and died May lyth, 1891. After his marriage he 
moved near Fisher's Mills south of Kossuth, on the farm now in 
possession of his youngest son, Abraham, where he is still resid- 



282 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

ing and enjoying life. He is a very active and well posted man 
for his age. His family consisted of fifteen children, viz: 

5917 V SNYDER, AMOS, was born April 10th, 1842. 
On December 14th, 1869, he was married to Leah 
Strome. They reside near Grorrie, Ontario, and 
have a family of five children, namely: VI Simon, 
Josiah, VI Levi, VI Mary Ann, and VI Melinda. 

5918 V SNYDER, JOSHUA, was born December 14th, 
1843. On November 18th, 1866, he v as married to 
Susannah Kinzie. He followed farming and re- 
sided about two miles south of Couestogo, Ontario, 
where he died February 14th, 1874, leaving a family 
of three children, namely: VI Mary. VI Judith, 
died January 4th, 1873, and VI Susannah, died 
June 9th, 1875. 

5919V SNYDER, AARON, was born August 18th, 

1845. On April 9th, 1871, he was married to Anna 
Good. They reside near his lather's old homestead 
where he died April 28th, 1872, leaving one child 
named VI Mary Ann, born June 6th, 1872. 

5920 V SNYDER, JUDITH, was born December 16th, 

1846. On January 30th, 1876, she was married to 
Aaron Martin, a farmer. They resided in Howick 
Township, Huron County, Ontario, where she died 
May 14th, 1892. See Aaron Martin's family. 

5921 V SNYDER, JOHN B., was born August 1st, 1848. 
On February 27th, 1877, he was married to Isabella 
Cassel (No. 1561). They reside a few miles west of 
Haysville where he is the owner of a beauti-iil 
farm. His family consists of five children, namely: 
VI Zenas, VI Astor, VI Cevilla, VI Lauretta, and 
VI Phoebe. 

5922 V SNYDER, EPHRAIM, was born October 13th, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 283 

1849. On October 24th, 1875, he was married to 
Anna fehantz. He resided near his father's place 
where he died May 18th, 1880, leaving no family. 

5923 V SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born February 
21st, 1851. On April 9th, 1884, she was married to 
Alfred Simpson who died June 1st, 1886. On March 
9th, 1887, she was again married to Joseph S. Shantz, 
a farmer. They reside near Hespeler, Ontario. 
She had no family with her first husband but with 
her second husband there are four children, namely: 
VI Emma Naomi (dead), VI Judith Magdalena 
(dead), VI Hermis Clement, and VI Ammon Junia. 

5924 V SNYDER, LEVI was born July 25th, 1852. On 
September 17th, 1884, he was married to Sarah 
Reist. They reside on a farm near his father's 
place. To them are born six children, namely: VI 
Myra, VI Abel, VI Elma, VI Ada, VI Sylva, and 
VI Mary Bula. 

5925V SNYDER, CATHARINE, was bom February 
5th, 1864. She is home with her father and is not 
married. 

5926 V SNYDER, DILMAN, was born November 30th, 
1855. He was married, October 19th, 1885, to Ida 
Bawtinheimer. They resided at Plattsville, On- 
tario, where he died December 25th, 1886. His 
family consisted of one child named VI Dilman K., 
born October 10th, 1886, and died November 9th, 
1886. 

5927 V SNYDER, JACOB, was born June 1st, 1857, 
and died May 9th, 1875. 

5928 V SNYDER, MARY, was born March 29th, 1859. 
She is not married and resides at home with ] 
father, 



284 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5929V SNYDER, REV, ABSALOM B., was born 

March yth, 1861. On May i7th, 1892, he was married to Mary 
Groff (No. 3357). They reside near Hespeler, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in farming. On June i8th, 1892, he was ordained 
to the ministry of the Mennonite Church. Up to the present he 
has proved himself to be an able man and no doubt in time will 
be one of the ablest ministers of the Mennonite body. His 
family consists of two children named VI Martha and VI Oliver 
Absalom. 

5930 V SNYDER, SUSANNAH, was bom May 20th, 
1863, and died July 29th, 1880. 

5931 V SNYDER, ABRAHAM B., was born March 
21st, 1866. On September 12th, 1894, he was married 
to Lydia Ann Groff (No. 3360). They reside on 
his father's old homestead where he is engaged in 
farming. 

5932 IV SNYDER, HANNAH, was born July 25th, 
1819. On March 28th, 1837, she was married to 
Jonas C. Shantz and died December 12th, 1848. See 
Jonas C. Shantz's family. 

5933 IV SNIDER, SAMUEL S., was born October 9th, 

1821. After the decease of his father in 1834 he had his home 
with his uncle, Benjamin Shantz who then resided at Freeport 
(Toll Bridge) on the old "Abraham C. Weber Farm." On 
March 5th, 1844, he was married to Anna, daughter of Jacob C- 
and Elizabeth (Cressman) Snider. She was born July 23rd, 1824, 
and died April 23rd, 1890. After his marriage he moved on a 
farm adjoining the town of Waterloo where he was engaged in 
farming for a number of years. In connection with the farm he 
also had an interest in the Union Mills, Waterloo, and later in 
the Lancaster Mills of Bridgeport, Ontario. After the decease 
of his first wife he was again married to Elizabeth Reist, widow 
of the late Joseph Heckedon. They reside in the town of 
Waterloo. Mr. Snider's family is as follows, viz: 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 285 

5934 V SNIDER, CYRUS S., was born October 19th, 
1844. He resides on the old homestead where he is 
engaged in farming. He is not married. 

5935 V SNIDER, ELIZABETH, was born July 17th, 
1846. On March 23rd, 1869, she was married to 
Jacob Stoeckle. To them were born the following 
children, namely: VI Matilda, VI Allan, VI Emma, 
VI Mary Ann (dead), VI Norman, VI Ivan (dead), 
and VI Viola (dead). See Jacob Stoeckle's family. 

5936 V SNIDER, CATHARINE, was bora April 21st, 
1848. On April 4th, 1869, she was married to John 
B. Bingeman. See No. 1052. 

5937 V SNIDER, HIRAM, was born September 25th, 

1850. On November 5th, 1872, he was married to Leah Bricker 
(No. 1288). Some time after his marriage he moved to Platts- 
ville, Ontario, where he, in partnership with Mr. Stoeckle, was 
engaged in the milling business until 1887 when he sold out and 
moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he is now engaged in some 
business. His family is as follows, namely: VI Loando, VI 
Alvin, VI Uella, and VI Herbert. 

5938 V SNIDER, SAMUEL S., Jr., was born September 
30th, 1852. On October 5th, 1875, he was married to 
Magdalena Brubacher (No. 1402). They reside on 
part of his father's old place where he is engaged in 
farming. Their family is as follows, namely: VI 
Malinda, VI Samuel Edwin and VI John Alvin 
(twins), and \ I Herbert. 

5939 V SNIDER, MENNO S., was born April 16th, 1855. 
He was married to Sarah Ann Bricker (No. 1289). 
They reside a little west of Elmira where he is en- 
gaged in farming. No family. 

5940 V SNIDER, SUSANNAH, was born October llth, 
1857. On May 14th, 1878, she was married to Jona- 
than S. Snyder. See Jonathan S. Snyder's family. 



286 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

5941 V SNIDER, TITUS, was born January 19th, 1860. 
He is engaged in farming on the old homestead. 
He is not married. 

5942 V SNIDER, JACOB S., was born July 5th, 1861. 
He is engaged in farming and is the possessor of the 
west part of his father's large farm. He is married 
to Ida Stauffer and has a family of four children, 
namely: VI Obal Howard, VI Walter Vernon, VI 
Anna Bulah, and VI Barbara Luella. 

5943 V SNIDER, MARY, was born January 13th, 1863. 
She is unmarried and resides on the old homestead, 
keeping house for her brothers. 

5944 V SNIDER, EMMA, was born November 25th, 
1865. She is also unmarried and resides with her 
sister, Mary. 

5945 V SNIDER, EZRA, was born November 25th, 1865, 
and died April 19th, 1866. 

5946 V SNIDER, EDWARD, was born June 21st, 1867, 
and died March 31th, 1868. 

5947 V SNIDER, MATILDA, was born February 28th, 
1870, and died August 6th, 1870. 

5948 IV SNYDER, AMOS, was born May 14th, 1824. 
On December 31st, 1844, he was married to Catha- 
rine, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Clemens) Master. 
She was born August 3rd, 1826, and died at Souris- 
ford, Man., February 24th, 1886. They resided near 
Preston many years, thence moved to Oxford 
County, Ontario, and when old they, in May, 1880, 
moved to Manitoba. To them were born the fol- 
lowing children, viz: 

5949 V SNYDER, ISAAC, was born December 4th, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 28? 

1845. On February 16th, 1870, he was married to 
Rhoda Elizabeth Gofton. 

5950 V SNYDER, HANNAH, was born May 10th, 1847, 
and died September 2nd, 1848. 

5951 V SNYDER, MARY, was born June 6th, 1848. 
On February 2nd, 1870, she was married to William 
Reddaway. In 183 they moved to Manitoba 
within a few miles of her father's home. 

5952 V SNYDER, GEORGE, was born July llth, 1850, 
arid died March 17th, 1856. 

5953 V SNYDER, ELIZA, was born March 6th, 1852. 
On December 26th, 1872, she was married to Samuel 
James Thomas, a moulder. They reside in Ayr, 
Ontario. 

5954 V SNYDER, HENRY WANNER, was born Octo. 
her 12th, 1853. On December 29th, 1880, he was 
married to Annie Elizabeth Cann. He is a farmer 
and in 1882 they moved to Manitoba where he is 
farming. 

5955 V SNYDER, JOHN WESLEY, was born May 
llth, 1856. In 1882 he went to Manitoba where he 
is now engaged in. farming. 

5956 V SNYDER, CLEMENS, was born December 29th, 
1858, and died January 12th, 1860. 

5957 V SNYDER, RACHEL, was born May 5th, 1861. 
On January 28th, 1886, she was married to Altred 
Gould, formerly a farmer but now a merchant m 
Sourisford, Manitoba, to which place he move< 
1878. 

5958 V SNYDER, LYDIA ANN, was born November 
17th 1863. On February 1st, 1886, she was married 
to John Elliot who in 1879 went to Manitoba whei 
he is now engaged in farming. 



288 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5959 V SNYDER, ELSIE, was born May 23rd, 1866, and 
died June 20th, 1883. 

5960V SNYDER, REBECCA, was born November 
28th, 1868, and in fall of 1882 she went to Souris- 
ford, Manitoba. 

5961 IV SNYDER, ELIZABETH, was born March 4th, 
1827. On October 27th, 1846, she was married to 
Moses Clemens. They resided at Blenheim P. O., 
Kent County, where he died. See Nos. 1684 to 1696. 

5962 IV SNYDER, NANCY, was born April 30th, 1830. 
On October 30th, 1849, she was married to Aaron 
Clemens who died March 21st, 1888. See Nos. 1697 
to 1707. 

5963 IV SNYDER, CHRISTIAN, was born September 
15th, 1832. On August 25th, 1857, he was married 
to Lydia Maria Bonham. They moved west to 
Kimball P. O., Nebraska, U. S., where they resided 
for some time; afterwards they moved 300 miles 
farther west. To them were born nine children, 
viz: 

5964 V SNYDER, ALICE CELENA, was born June 
27th, 1858. On February 14th, 1878, she was mar- 
ried, at Columbus, Nebraska, to Elias M. Stowe. 
They reside at Newman Grove, Nebraska, U. S. 

5965 V SNYDER, ELLEN B., was born February 10th, 
1860. She was married, November 20th, 1877, to 
Cecil E. Owens. They resided in Holt County, 
Nebraska, where she died November 4th, 1878. 

5966 V SNYDER, PERMILLA J., was born in Water- 
loo County, Ontario, February 19th, 1862, and died 
in Conestogo, Ontario, August 7th, 1862. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 289 



5967 V SNYDER, MARYELAlJDEwas 

Burford, Oxford County, Ontario, August 3rd, 1864 
She was married in Platte County, Nebraska, Jan- 
uary 29th, 1884, to Franklin P. Moran. They now 
reside near Whitman P. O., Nebraska. 

5968 V SNYDER, WILLIAM A., was born July 14th, 
1866, and died January 16th, 1867. 

5969 V SNYDER, EMILY A., was born March 12th 
1873, and died September 12th, 1873. 

5970 V SNYDER, CHRISTIE O., was born in Platte 

County, Nebraska, January 8th, 1877. 

5971 V SNYDER, BEULAH V., was born in Platte 
County, Nebraska, February 9th, 1879. 

5972 V SNYDER, ETHEL M., was born May 26th, 1881, 
and died March 24th, 1886. 

5973 IV SNYDER, REBECCA, was born April 10th, 
1835. On November 26th, 1854, she was married to 
John S. Clemens. See Nos. 1709 to 1723. 

5974 III SCHNEIDER, MARY, was born in Franklin 
County, Pennsylvania, June 9th, 1794. She was 
married, in Waterloo County, Ontario, June 21sti 
1814, to Abraham Cressman and died near Stras- 
burg, Ontario, in 1864. See Nos. 2107 to 2195. 

5975 III SCHNEIDER, JOSEPH, Jr., the fourth mem- 

her of Christian and Elizabeth (Erb) Schneider's family, was 
born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, January i2th, 1796. 
When ten years of age his parents moved to Canada and in 
spring, 1806, they settled near Doon where he was raised. On 
February 27th, 1820, he was married to Mary, daughter of 
Joseph and Mary (Bear) Baumann. She was born in Berks 
County, Pennsylvania, September 26th, 1794, and died in Water- 



290 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

loo Township, February nth, 1838. After her death he was 
again married, March 3151, 1839, to Anna Catharine Weicker 
who was born November 2ist, 1813, and died April i2th, 1890. 
No issue of second marriage. On March 2oth, 1820, he moved 
on his farm, lot No. 63, German Company's Tract, where he 
resided until his death which took place February 2ist, 1874. 
To him and his first wife were born two children, viz: 

5976 IV SCHNEIDER, CHRISTIAN B., the only son 

of Joseph Schneider, Jr., was born October i8th, 1824. On 
October 3ist, 1848, he was married to Barbara, daughter of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Baumann. She was born De- 
cember nth, 1825. Some time after their marriage they moved 
on his father's large farm containing 448 acres which he has 
since purchased. He and his wife still reside on the old home- 
stead but the large farm has been divided into three farms, the 
east end is possessed by his son, Joseph, the central part by his 
son, Franklin, and the west end with the old buildings is pos- 
sessed by Israel B. Gingcrich, his son-in-law. Mr. Schneider 
had a family of ten children, viz: 

5977 V SCHNEIDER, MARTIN B., was born May 
22nd, 1849. On December 13th, 1869, he was mar 
ried to Mary B. Shantz who was born October 6th,- 
1847. They reside on a large farm known as 
Daniel Rudy's, about two miles west of Waterloo. 
Their family consists of nine children, namely: VI 
Alvina, married to George Shirk, VI Allan, VI 
Urias, VI Noah, VI Malinda, VI Irwin, VI Hannah, 
VI Milton, and VI Linni Ann who died in infancy. 

5978 V SCHNEIDER, NELSON, was born December 
22nd, 1850, and died of typhoid fever February 17th, 
1873. 

5979 V SCHNEIDER, SUSANNAH, was born October 
5th, 1852, and died September 30th, 1853. 

5980V SCHNEIDER, JOSEPH, was born January 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 291 

20th, 1854. On December 5th, 1876, he was married 
to Veronica Weber who was born February 19th, 
1857. They reside on the east end of lot No. 63*, 
German Company's Tract and have had a family 
of eight children, namely: VI Simeon, VI Susan- 
nah (dead), VI Leah, VI Lucinda VI Lovina, VI 
Edwin, VI Joseph, and VI Anna. 

5981 V SCHNEIDER, FRANKLIN, was born January 
10th, 1856. On March 4th, 1888, he was married to 
Magdalena Brubacher. They possess the central 
part of the old "Schneider Farm," being composed 
of lot No. 63, German Company's Tract. Their 
family is as follows, namely: VI Ira, VI Barbara, 
VI Israel, and VI Amos. 

5982 V SCHNEIDER, JONATHAN, was born April 
18th, 1858. On October 5th, 1879, he was married to 
Annie Kinzie who was born May 4th, 1858. They 
resided on the old homestead with his father where 
he died March 10th, 1887. They had a family of 
four children, namely: VI Aaron, VI Maria, (dead), 
VI Amsay, and VI Lydia. After his decease the 
widow was married to Moses Weber, and after her 
second husband's death she moved back to Chris- 
tian B. Schneider's where she and her family now 
reside. 

5983 V SCHNEIDER, LYDIA, was born September 
13th, 1859. On February 10th, 1880, she was mar- 
ried to Isaac Hilborn who was born January 8th, 
1856. They reside on a large farm in Woolwich 
Township, one mile east of Elmira. Their family is 
as follows, namely: VI Ida (dead), VI Lovina, VI 
Minerva, arid VI Melvin. 

5984 V SCHNEIDER, DILMAN, was bora June 1st, 
1862, and died of typhoid fever, October 4th, 1872. 



292 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5985 V SCHNEIDER, JARED, was born October 23rd, 
1863. He is at home with his parents and is not 
married. 

5986V SCHNEIDER, LOVINA, was born February 
8th, 1865. On January 3rd, 1888, she was married to 
Israel B. Gingerich who was born August 27th, 
1863. They reside on the west end of lot No. 63, 
German Company's Tract, the old Schneider home. 
They have the old buildings put up by the first 
settler, Joseph Schneider, Jr. Their family consists 
of three children, namely: VI Malinda, VI Ma- 
nasseh, and VI Simon. 

5987 IV SCHNEIDER, MAGDALEN A B., the only 
daughter of Joseph and Mary (Baumann) Schnei- 
der, was born in Waterloo Township, on lot No. 63, 
German Company's Tract, January 21st, 1827. On 
February 5th, 1850, she was married to Wendel, 
eldest son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hoffman) 
Baumann. See Nos. 149 to 158. 



5988 III SCHNEIDER, DANIEL, was born in Frank- 
lin County, Pennsylvania, December 2ist, 1797. When a lad of 
nine years of age his parents moved to Canada and settled at 
Boon, Ontario, where young Daniel grew to manhood. In 1818 
he was married to Nancy (No. 2815), daughter of John and 
Magdalena (Schrantz) Erb. She was born February i5th, 1794, 
and died November isth, 1865. Soon after their marriage he 
moved about two miles south of Berlin, on the farm lately owned 
by Ephraim B. Shantz, where he, in 1829, also opened a. small 
store. In 1833 he disposed of this property and moved to the 
town of Waterloo where he was doing a well paying mercantile 
business for many years. He died March i4th, 1884, leaving no 
heirs. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 293 

5989 III SNYDER, DAVID, was bora March 29th, 1799. 
On March 18th, 1823, he was married to Leah Bau- 
mann (No. 44). She was born in Berks County, 
Pennsylvania, June 6th, 1804, and died at Freeport! 
Ontario, April 24th, 1876. They resided at Freeport, 
Ontario, where he was busily engaged in tilling his 
large farm which is now cut up into a number of 
smaller farms. Here he resided until his death 
which took place December 2nd, 1875. His family 
consisted of five children, viz: 

5990 IV SNYDER, DANIEL B., was born February 
8th, 1825. On October 24th, 1848, he was married to 
Elizabeth Bechtel (No. 663). Soon after his mar- 
riage he moved on the east part of his father's large 
estate where he resided until the death of his wife 
which took place January llth, 1891, then he moved 
to Berlin where he now resides and takes things 
easy and lives in comfort. His family is as follows: 

5991 V SNYDER, EPHRAIM A., was born June 1st, 
1850. On December 2nd, 1873, he was married to 
Nancy Weaver. They reside in Sully County, 
Dakota, near Percilla P. O., where he is engaged in 
farming. 

5992 V SNYDER, SARAH, was born July 25th, 1851 
On February 2nd, 1874, she was married to Jacob F. 
Shelly, a wage-earner. They resided near Freeport 
where she died November 2nd, 1879. 

5993 V SNYDER, MARIA, was born January 30th, 
1854. She is unmarried and resides in Berlin with 
her father. 

5994 V SNYDER, LEAH, was bora May 22nd, 1856. 
She is engaged as a milliner and dressmaker. She 
is unmarried and has her home in Berlin with her 
father. 



294 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

5995 V SNYDER, LYDIA, was born December llth, 
1857. On March 21st, 1879 she was married to 
Abraham Goudie, a farmer. See No. 3320. 

5996 \ SNYDER, HELENA, was born March 14th, 
1859. In August, 1881, she was married to James 
Goudie, a farmer. See No. 3322. 

5997 V SNYDER, OWEN, was born July 28th, 1861. 
He is married to Fannie Seibert. They reside at 
Homestead, Venzie County, Michigan, where he is 
engaged in the ministry of the Congregational 
Church. Up to the present he has proved himself 
to be a good worker in his Master's cause. As a 
minister he is much beloved by his and other con- 
gregations. They have no family. 

5998 IV SNYDER, ELIAS B., was born March 29th, 
1828. On February llth, 1851, he was married to 
Susannah Bowman (No. 275). They resided at 
Freeport, Ontario, where she died July 30th, 1874. 
Some time after her decease he sold his farm and 
moved to Petoskey, Michigan, where he was again 
married August 22nd, 1880, to Polly Kaufman, 
widow of John Holm. Mr. Snyder's family consists 
of three children, viz: 

5999 V SNYDER, TITUS B., was born at Freeport, 
Ontario, November 1st, 1854. He received a good 
education and followed teaching for several years. 
In December, 1876, he went to Emmet County, 
Michigan, where he purchased a farm, then all 
forest, and cleared quite a number of acres and 
followed farming until 1882 when he moved to 
Brutus, Michigan, where he entered into the mer- 
cantile business and now is a commercial traveller. 
On June 20th, 1877, he was married to Nancy 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 295 

Weaver and has a family of children, as follow: VI 
Laura Evaline (dead), VI Rachel Leona, VI Elsie 
Alberta, VI Mabel Gertrude, VI Alton Farewell 
(dead), and VI Harvey (dead). 

6000 V SNYDER, MARY, was born May 20th, 1857. 
On September 18th, 1877, she was married, in 
Petoskey, Michigan, to Moses Weaver, a manu- 
facturer and farmer. They resided at Brutus, 
Emmet County, Michigan, where she died July 
19th, 1895, leaving a family as follows: VI Roy, VI 
Leonard, VI Amos, VI Varna, and VI Mary Susan, 
riah. See Moses Weaver's family. 

6001 V SNYDER, CALEB B., was born September 
18th, 1860. He was in partnership with Titus, his 
brother, in the mercantile business in Brutus, 
Michigan, where he still resides. He is not married. 

6002 IV SNYDER, POLLY, was born January 15th, 
1831. On March 21st, 1848, she was married to 
Samuel Hallman, a farmer. See Nos. 3504 to 3514. 

6003 IV SNYDER, JUDITH, was born July 14th, 1832. 
On November 14th, 1848, she was married to John 
Bingeman, a farmer. They resided in Blenheim 
Township, Oxford County, where she died March 
20th, 1873. See Nos. 1065 to 1081. 

6004 IV SNYDER, LEAH, was born December 8th, 
1838. On October 28th, 1856, she was married to 
Daniel Lutz, a farmer. They reside in Kent 
County, Michigan, where he is the owner of a beau- 
tiful farm. See Daniel Lutz's family. 

6005 III SNYDER, SAMUEL, was bom in Franklin 

County, Pennsylvania, April 2 9 th, 1801. He was five years of 



296 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

age when his parents moved to Canada and settled at Boon, 
Ontario, where he was raised. In 1825 he was married to Mary 
Detweiler (No. 2274) who was born September 2oth, 1806, and 
died July 4th, 1874. They resided in North Dumfries Town- 
ship, Waterloo County, near Roseville, where he was engaged in 
farming for many years. He died May 1510, 1887. His family 
consisted of twelve children, viz: 

6006 IV SNYDER, SUSANNAH, was born February 
1st, 1826. On April 27th, 1847, she was married to 
Jacob S. Cressman, a farmer. She died October 
9th, 1873. See Nos. 2150 to 2161. 

6007 IV SNYDER, BENJAMIN D., was bom August 

i8th, 1827. He was married to Catharine Bechtel who was born 
September 2nd, 1828. Alter their marriage they moved on the 
farm now owned by Abraham Kenzie where he resided until 
1862, then moved to St. Jacobs where he was engaged in the 
milling business until 1871 when he moved to Manheim. In 
1872 he purchased Rev. Moses Erb's farm near Bridgeport where 
he resided until 1877, then sold out again and moved to Peabody, 
Kansas, where he is engaged in farming. His family is as follows: 

6008 V SNYDER, MARY ANN, was born September 
15th, 1850. On November 15th, 1871, she was mar- 
ried to Samuel Haug, a farmer. They resided in 
Oklahoma, U. S., where she died August 27th, 1895, 
leaving a family of five children. 

6009 V SNYDER, EPHRAIM, was born June llth, 
1852, and died August 1 1th, 1855. 

6010V SNYDER, ANGELINE, was born February 
8th, 1855. On December 26th, 1872, she was married 
to John W. Meyer, a miller. See John W. Meyer's 
family. 

6011 V SNYDER, ELIZABETH, was born June 8th, 
1857. On August 31st, 1876, she \\-as married to 
Simon Reid, a teacher. They reside in Strasburg ? 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



Ontario, where he is principal of the public school. 
His family consists of eight children, namely: VI 
Ella May, born April 14th, 1877, VI Elthea, born 
October 5th, 1879, VI Herbert Spencer, born April 
26th, 1881, and died February 21st, 1883, VI Albert 
Elmer, born December 2nd, 1885, VI Hecter Gordon, 
born February 21st, 1888, VI Florence, born Novem- 
ber 3rd, 1889, VI Sarah Olivia, born August 26th, 
1891, and died May 24th, 1892, and VI Alexander 
Roy, born July 31st, 1893. 

6012 V SNYDER, EMELINE, was born March 8th, 
1859. On July 4th, 1878, she was married to Jacob 
Dohner, a farmer. They reside, in Marion County, 
Kansas. 

6013 V SNYDER, ISAIAH B., was born February 27th, 
1861, and died February 18th, 1885. 

6014 V SNYDER, JEREMIAH B., was born July 27th, 
1865. He is married to Bessie Donaldson and re- 
sides at Waterloo, Oklahoma, U. S., where he is 
engaged in farming. 

6015 IV SNYDER, ISAAC D., was born October 4th, 
1829. On February 7th, 1857, he was married to 
Nancy Horst who was born July 21st, 1834. They 
reside in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, On- 
tario, where he is engaged in farming. To them 
were born six children, viz: 

6016 V SNYDER, ELI H., was born March 18th, 1855, 
and died October 25th, 1863. 

6017 V SNYDER, JOSIAH H., was born June 19th, 

1857, and died June 22nd, 1881. 

6018 V SNYDER, DAVID H., was born October 9th, 

1858. On April 6th, 1887, he was married to Lucmda 



298 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Shantz. They reside in Wilmot Township, on 
Blenheim Township line, where he is engaged in 
farming. His family is as follows, namely: VI Ida, 
VI Mary Ann, and VI Allan (dead). 

6019 V SNYDER, SAMUEL H., was born October 16th, 
1864. He is married to Angeline Shantz and resides 
near New Dundee where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family consists of one daughter named VI 
Perly May. 

6020 V SNYDER, MATILDA H., was born June 10th, 
1870. She is unmarried and is staying with her 
parents. 

6021 V SNYDER, URIAH H., was born June 24th, 
1872. He is unmarried and is home, working on 
the farm. 

6022 IV SNYDER, NANCY, was born June 3rd, 1831. 
On January 25th, 1859, she was married to Benja- 
min S. Martin, a farmer. See Benjamin S. Martin's 
family. 

6023 IV SNYDER, MARY, was born June 29th, 1833. 
On October 12th, 1858, she was married to Abraham 
Rudy, a farmer. See Abraham Rudy's family. 

6024 IV SNYDER, ENOCH D., was born February 
28th, 1835. On October 27th, 1857, he was married 
to Sophia, daughter of David and Susannah (Ber- 
gey) Schwartz. She was born June 12th, 1834, and 
died in Middlesex County, April 21st, 1877. On 
February 16th, 1879, he was again married to Pris- 
cilla Scheifley who was born March 22nd, 1846. 
They reside near Roseville, Ontario, where he is en- 
gaged in farming. Mr. Snider's family is as follows: 

6025V SNYDER, LOVINA, was born July 15th, 1858, 
and died October 4th, 1878. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOKY OF WATERLOO. 299 

6026 V SNYDER, ANGELINE, was born October 6th 
1859, and died April 12th, 1875. 

6027 V SNYDER, SUSANNAH, was born March 6th, 
1861, and died January 4th, 1862. 

6028 V SNYDER, ISAIAH S., was born April 15th, 
1863. He is unmarried and resides with his parents 
where he is engaged in the egg business. 

6029 V SNYDER, EMANUEL, was born June 29th, 
1867. He is unmarried and resides in the state of 
Oregon where he is engaged in farming. 

6030 V SNYDER, EZRA, was born February 12th, 1870. 
He is unmarried and resides in Hamilton, Ontario, 
where he is engaged as a street car driver. 

6031 V SNYDER, CLARA, born August 10th, 1872. 

6032 V SNYDER, LYDIA ANN, born Jan. 31st, 1874. 

6033 V SNYDER, IRA, born December 20th, 1879. 

6034 V SNYDER, SOPHIA, born June 4th, 1881. 

6035 V SNYDER, IDA, born December 4th, 1882. 

6036 V SNYDER, AMASA, was born October 2nd, 1884. 
N. B. The six youngest of last named family are 
home and unmarried. 

6037 IV SNYDER, ELIZABETH, was born February 
4th, 1837. On March 6th, 1860, she was married to 
Jonas Good, a farmer. See No. 3259. 

6038 IV SNYDER, LYDIA, was born January 20th, 
1839. On October 20th, 1863, she was married to 
Henry B. Shantz. See Henry B. Shantz's family. 

6039 IV SNYDER, SARAH, was born January 6th, 
1841, and died September 30th, 1844, 



300 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6040 IV SNYDER, SAMUEL D., was born March 17th, 
1843. On June 13th, 1865, he was married to Mar. 
garet Clemens (No. 1642) who was born June 28th, 
1845. They reside near Wardsville, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in farming. To them were born the 
following children, viz: 

6041 V SNYDER, MALINDA, born June 27th, 1866. 

6042 V SNYDER, EMELINE,. born May 10th, 1868, 
died March 27th, 1870. 

6043 V SNYDER, ISAAC WILLIAM, born September 
14th, 1871. 

6044 V SNYDER, DAVID, born August 26th, 1874. 

6045 V SNYDER, SARAH JANE, born Sept. 30th, 1876. 

6046 V SNYDER, PHALERIA, born June 30th, 1879. 

6047 V SNYDER, MAGGIE ELIZABETH, born July 
5th, 1881. 

6048 V SNYDER, ALTA, born March 20th, 1885. 

6049 IV SNYDER, DANIEL D., was born February 
26th, 1845. On March 31st, 1868, he was married to 
Elizabeth Bricker (No. 1262). She was born April 
7th, 1847. They reside on his father's old home- 
stead near Rose vi lie, Ontario, where they live re- 
tired. To them were born the following children, 
viz: 

6050V SNYDER, LTJCINDA, was born October 1st, 
1869. She is married to Albert Stoltz, a farmer. 
They reside in Wiimot Township, near Trussler's 
sawmills. They have no family. 

6051 V SNYDER, ELIZABETH, was born July 8th, 
1871. She is married to 'Albert Becker, a farmer. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 301 

They reside on his father-in-law's old homestead 
and have two children, namely: VI Alice and VI 
Myrtle. 

6052 V SNYDER, ESTHER LAOMA, was born July 
16th, 1873, and died May 19th, 1874. 

6053 V SNYDER, MARY SELINA, was born May 
18th, 1875. She is unmarried and at home with her 
parents. 

6054 V SNYDER, ELSIE MIMA, was born December 
15th, 1877, and died August 22nd, 1888. 

6055 V SNYDER, MELVIN, was born August 19th, 
1880. 

6056 V SNYDER, SUSAN, was born April 17th, 1883, 
and died June 19th, 1883. 

6057 IV SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born March 
8th, 1847, and died September 29th, 1862. 

6058 III SCHNEIDER, CHRISTIAN, was born in 

Franklin County, Pennsylvania, May 28th, 1804. When two 
years of age his parents moved to Canada and settled at Doon, 
Ontario, where he was raised. On December 5th, 1825, he was 
married to Anna (No. 2104), daughter of John and Anna (Scho- 
walter) Cressman. She was born June i8th, 1803, and died 
July 1 2th, 1887. Shortly after their marriage they moved about 
a mile south of Breslau where he was the proprietor of the large 
farm now in possession of his youngest son, Absalom. He is 
the only one of his father's large family that is still living, and is 
yet quite strong considering his great age.' His -mental powers 
are good yet and he seems to enjoy the best of health but is anx- 
iously waiting for the time to be called home to the mansions 
beyond. Since the decease of his wife he resides in his own 
house on the old place, having a housekeeper. His family con- 
sisted of eight children, viz: 



302 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6059 IV SNYDER, MOSES K., was born February 
28th, 1827. On June 15th, 1852, he was married to 
Lydia Bechtel (No. 671) who died August 28th, 1886. 
On July 17th, 1887, he was again married to Eliza- 
beth Bowman (No. 146). After his first marriage he 
moved to Wilmot Township, near St. Agatha, On. 
tario, where he still resides. His family is as fol- 
lows, viz: 

6060 V SNYDER, AMOS B., was born September 30th, 
1854. On February 18th, 1879, he was married to 
Mary Ann Kunsenhauser and resides a little north 
of Baden where he is engaged in farming. Their 
family is as follows, namely: VI Lydia, VI Hannah, 
VI Levi (dead), VI Eli, VI Isaac, and VI Arthur. 

6061 V SNYDER, SAMUEL B., was born March 13th, 
1856. On May 31st, 1887, he was married to Amanda 
Rudy and after her decease he was again married 
to Anna Shantz. They reside in Wilmot Township 
where he is engaged in farming. His family con- 
sists of one child of first wife named VI Menno. 

6062 V SNYDER, MARY ANN, was born February 
9th, 1859. On March 7th, 1882, she was married to 
Noah C. Bechtel, a farmer. See No. 716. 

6063 V SNYDER, CHRISTIAN B., was born January 
12th, 1862. On October 7th, 1885, he was married to 
Esther Bechtel (No. 719). They reside near Hes- 
peler, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To 
them is born one child named VI Edna. 

6064 V SNYDER, NOAH B., was born March 21st, 1865. 
On October llth, 1887, he was married to Leah 
Bowman (No. 134). They reside near Preston, on 
Rev. Jacob B. Gingerich's farm. To them were 
born two children, namely: VI Alvin and VI Nor- 
man (dead). 



6065 7 C J NY C ? ER ' SARAH ' Was born November 6th, 
868. She is unmarried and is home with her 
parents. 

6066V SNYDER, MOSES B., was born February 15th, 
1875. He is unmarried and is home, assisting his 
father on the farm. 

6067 IV SNYDER, SUSANNAH, was born April 17th, 
1829. On April 18th, 1852, she was married to 
Abraham S. Cressman, and died December 3rd, 1875. 
See Nos. 2163 to 2166. 

6068 IV SNYDER, ANNA, was born February 19th, 
1832, On April 24th, 1853, she was married to Rev.' 
Tobias Bowman. See Nos. 127 to 139. 

6069 IV SNYDER, ELIZABETH, was born September 
19th, 1834. On October 13th, 1861, she was married 
to Moses Honsberger, a farmer. They resided near 
New Dundee where he died November 26th, 1894. 
See Moses Honsberger's family. 

6070 IV SNYDER, JOHN K., was born November 6th, 
1836. On March 26th, 1861, he was married to 
Veronica Shantz. She was born January 5th, 1843. 
They reside in Wilmot Township, north of the 
Schmitt Mennonite Meeting House, where he is 
engaged in farming. To them is born the following 
family, viz: 

6071 V SNYDER, EPHRAIM S., was born April 27th, 
1862. On December 2nd, 1885, he was married to 
Emma Horst who was born January 25th, 1865. 
They reside on the old "Grody Farm" north of 
Baden where he is engaged in farming. To them 
are born four children, namely: VI Homer, VI 
Elmina, VI Clara, and VI Edgar. 



304 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6072 V SNYDER, ERVINE S., was born June 21st, 
1864. He is married to Nancy Nahrgang and re- 
sides with his father where he is engaged in farm- 
ing. No family. 

6073 V SNYDER, BARBARA S., was born October 
25th, 1866. On February 16th, 1886, she was mar- 
ried to Nelson Shantz, a farmer. See Nelson 
Shantz's family. 

6074V SNYDER, EMANUEL S., was born February 
2nd, 1869, and died February 6th, 1869. 

6075V SNYDER, ANNA, was born January 22nd 
1870. She is unmarried and resides at home with 
her parents. 

6076 V SNYDER, MARY ANN, was born June 6th, 
1872. She is also home and unmarried. 

6077 V SNYDER, DAVID S., was born July 29th, 1874. 
He is clerk with Hilborn Bros, of Baden and is 
unmarried. 

6078V SNYDER, VERONICA CATHARINE, born 
December 15th, 1876. 

6079 V SNYDER, DILMAN S., born April 22nd, 1879. 

6080 V SNYDER, HERMAN EDGAR, born November 
15th, 1885. 

6081 V SNYDER, LEVY, was born March 27th, 1888. 

6082 IV SNYDER, NOAH K., was born April 12th, 
1840, and died July 16th, 1840. 

6083 IV SNYDER, ABSALOM K., was born September 
2nd, 1841. On March 10th, 1863, he was married to 
Elizabeth Cressman (No. 2117). They reside on his 
father's old homestead near Breslau where he is 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 3Q5 



engaged in farming. To them were born two 
children, viz: 

6084 V SNYDER, LOVINA, was born June 8th, 1864 
On September 20th, 1882, she was married to Moses 
S. Cressman. See No. 2074. 

6085 V SNYDER, OZIAS, was born November 13th 
1865. He is married to Lydia Ann Betzner (No. 964) 
who was born December 24th, 1865, and died March 
28th, 1893, leaving one child named Elenor. He 
resides at home with his parents where he is en- 
gaged in farming. 

6086 IV SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born Decem- 
ber 8th, 1845. On October 20th, 1867, she was mar- 
ried to Jacob B. Schmitt, a farmer. They resided 
in Wilmot Township, at the Schmitt Mennonite 
Meeting House, on his father's old homestead, 
where she died July 25th, 1885, leaving a family of 
nine children, viz: 

V ANNIE, born August 12th, 1868, died same day. 

V SARAH, bora January 12th, 1870. She is mar- 
ried ta Herman Shantz, a farmer. They reside 
north of Baden, near the old "Grody Farm." No 
family. 

V ANNIE, born April 14th, 1872, and died Septem- 
ber 14th, 1872. 

V EPHRAIM, born October 19th, 1873. He is 
home with his father and unmarried. 

V LOVINA, born November 1st, 1874, died Novem- 
ber 8th, 1874. 

V EMANUEL, born December 21st, 1875. 
V ANGELINE, born November 18th, 1878. 



306 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

V GEORGE, born December 23rd, 1879. 
V SALOME, born June 23rd, 1882. 

6087 III SCHNEIDER, ELIZABETH, was born March 
6th, 1806. On April 3rd, 1827, she was married to 
Isaac C. Shantz who was born July 13th, 1803, and 
died September 20th, 1885. She died December 
25th, 1891. See Isaac C. Shantz's family. 

6088 III SCHNEIDER, BENJAMIN, was born July 

4th, 1808. On February 22nd, 1831, he was married to Eliza 
Detweiler (No. 2288) who was born October 2nd, 1811, and died 
September yth, 1840. On September 26th, 1843, he was again 
married to Esther, daughter of Abraham and Barbara (Shuh) 
Miller. She was born October 23rd, 1814, and died September 
9th, 1855. He resided a little west of Roseville, Ontario, where 
he was the owner of one of the finest tracts of land in Ontario. 
Here he was engaged in farming for many years, but when well 
advanced in years he retired from farming and had his home with 
his children. He died at Roseville, May 25th. 1892. His 
family consisted of eleven children, of whom the eldest six were 
born unto his first wife. 

6089 IV SNYDER, SUSANNAH, was born November 
28th, 1831. On March 17th, 1857, she was married to 
John Musselman, a farmer. They resided in Wool- 
wich Township, where she died July 23rd, 1859, 
leaving one son named V Benjamin. 

6090 IV SNYDER, LYDIA, was born May 8th, 1833. 
On July 8th, 1856, she was married to Isaac E. 
Bricker, a farmer. They reside in Blenheim Town- 
ship, Oxford County, Ontario. See No. 1326. 

6091 IV SNYDER, SARAH, was born December 4th, 
1834. On February 24th, 1861, she was married to 
Daniel G. Bowman, a farmer. They resided in 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 3Q7 



Woolwich Township where she died June 17th 
1863, leaving one daughter named V Sarah See 

Nos. 387 and 



6092 IV SNYDER, NANCY, was born November 28th, 
1836. On September 23rd, 1856, she was married to 
John Wismer, a farmer. They reside near Blair, 
Ontario. See John Wismer's family. 

6093 IV SNYDER, DAVID D., was born August 30th, 
1838. He is unmarried and resides on the old home- 
stead where he is engaged in farming. 

6094 IV SNYDER, ELIZA, was born March 19th, 1840. 
She is unmarried and resides on the old homestead 
with her brother, David, for whom she is keeping 
house. 

6095 IV SNYDER, MARY M., was born July 27th. 
1844. On May 19th, 1879, she was married to Daniel 
Clemens. See No. 1639. 

6096 IV SNYDER, LEA.H M., was born April 12th, 
1846. She is married to Alfred Kipp, a farmer. 
They reside in Oxford County, near Woodstock, 
Ontario. No family. 

6097 I\ SNYDER, BENJAMIN M., was born April 
25th, 1848. On November 23rd, 1869, he was married 
to Mary Ebert. He resides on his father's old 
homestead where he is engaged in farming. His 
family is as follows, namely: V Allan, V Albertina, 
V Norman, V Owen, V Benjamin, V Agnes, and V 
Ezra. 

6098 IV SNYDER, ABRAHAM M., was born January 
21st, 1850. On October 8th, 1872, he was married to 
Sally Ann, daughter of Jacob and Catharine 
(Schwartz) Huber. She was born December 5th, 
1849. They reside on part of his father's old home- 



308 BIOGBAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

stead near Roseville, Ontario, where he is engaged 
in farming. To them is born a family of seven chil- 
dren, namely: V Edwin, V William, V Arthur 
(dead), V Rosanna, V Ephraim, V Alvin, and V 
Idella. 

6099 IV SNYDER, CATHARINE, was born August 
13th, 1852, and died August 28th, 1855. 

6100 II SCHNEIDER, MARY, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, in November, 1759, and died 
July 4th, 1760. 

6101 II SCHNEIDER, ELIZABETH, was born in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, March 15th, 1766. 
She was married to Christian Ehrisman, a farmer. 
They reside in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
where she died November 1st, 1824, leaving numer- 
ous descendants but none in this county. 

6102 II SCHNEIDER, MARY, was born in Lancaster. 
County, Pennsylvania, September 2nd, 1762. She 
was married to Jacob Rissor and died March 2nd, 
1843. They resided in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where they had a family of three children, 
namely: III John, married to Barbara Huber, III 
Rev. Peter, married to Elizabeth Eby, and III Eliza- 
beth, married to John Hess. All of above descen- 
dants are to be found in Lancaster County, Pa. 

610311 SCHNEIDER, JACOB (Yoch), the seventh 

member of his father's family, was born in Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, January 24th, 1764. In 1790 he was married to 
Mary, daughter of Christian and Mary (Scherch) Erb (No. 2777). 
She was born March 2nd, 1766, and died in Waterloo County, 
Ontario, near Bloomingdale, August 27th, 1835. In 1806 he, 
with his wife and family, his brother Christian and family, and 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 309 

others, moved to Canadaf and settled in Waterloo County. 
Old Yoch, as he was generally called, settled on the east bank of 
the Grand River, near Bloom ingdale, on the farms now possessed 
by Benjamin S. Snyder, Josiah S. Snyder, and Rev. Menno B. 
Bowman where he was engaged in fanning and acquiring real 
estate so as to be able to give a large farm to each one of his 
children. His family consisted of ten children and were all mar- 
ried save one, and resided within the same neighborhood. He 
died February 6th, 1853, leaving the following family, viz: 

6104 III SNIDER, CHRISTIAN J., was bom in Frank, 
lin County, Pennsylvania, March 14th, 1791. On 
March 20th, 1814, he was married to Magdalena, 
daughter of Christian and Hannah (Paul) Shantz. 
She was born December 15th, 1795, and died Feb- 
ruary 8th, 1867. They resided a little west of 
Bloomingdale, on the farm now possessed by their 
son, Benjamin. Here he died September 12th, 1870, 
leaving a family of thirteen children, viz: 

6105 IV SNIDER, HANNAH, was born March 8th, 
1815. On May 8th, 1838, she was married to Aaron 
Biehn, and died September 12th, 1884. See Nos. 
1031 to 1040. 

6106 IV SNIDER, ABRAHAM S., was born August 
lth, 1816. On November 19th, 1813, he was married 
to Magdalena Bowman (No. 328). In October, 1858, 
they moved to Elkhart County, Indiana, about 
eight miles south-west from Goshen where he fol- 
lowed farming many years. To them were born 
nine children, viz: 

6107 V SNIDER, HARRIET, was born July 5th, 1844. 
On July 12th, 1868, she was married to John Kilmer, 
a farmer. They reside near Petoskey, Michigan, 
and have a large family. Names not received. 

f See historical notes, pages 32, 33 and 34. 



310 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6108 V SNIDER, JOEL, was born August 31st, 1847. 
On October 5th, 1873, he was married to Mary Reed. 
They also reside near Petoskey, Michigan, where he 
is engaged in farming. They have a family. 

6109 V SNIDER, MATILDA, was born February 22nd, 
1851. On December 27th, 1875, she was married to 
Isaac Y. Lehman, a farmer. They reside in Indiana. 
To them is born a large family. 

6110 V SNIDER, OWEN, was born April 3rd, 1854. 
On March 28th, 1886, he was married to Mary Eby. 
They reside in Elkhart County, Indiana, where he 
is engaged in farming. 

6111 V SNIDER, MAGDALENA, was born September 
21st, 1856. On September 2nd, 1877, she was mar- 
ried to Aaron Reed, a carpenter and farmer. They 
reside in Elkhart County, Indiana. 

6112 V SNIDER, HANNAH, was born July 16tb, 1858. 
She is married to George Kehr, a farmer. They re- 
side near Goshen P. O., Elkhart County, Indiana, 
where he is engaged in farming. 

6113V SNIDER, LYDIA, was born April 8th, 1861. 
On March 2nd, 1884, she was married to John S. 
Musselman. They reside near Elmira, Ontario, 
where he is engaged in farming. See John S. Mus- 
selman's family. 

6114 V SNIDER, NOAH, was born November 10th, 
1864. He is married to Mary Burkhart. They 
reside on his father's old homestead in Elkhart 
County, Indiana, where he is engaged in farming. 

6115V SNIDER, REBECCA, was born February 20th, 
1869, and died March 12th, 1869. 

6116 IV SNIDER, JOEL, was born September llth, 
1817, and died of cholera, July 31st, 1834. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 31 1 

6117 IV SNIDER, JACOB S., was born January 25th 

1819. On March 2 6th, 1844, he was married to Magdalena' 
daughter of Jacob and Mary (Bowman) Schneider. She was 
horn June loth, 1822. Soon after their marriage they moved on 
his farm several miles north-east of Bloomingdale where they still 
reside. Mr. Snider has always taken an active part in all muni, 
cipal matters pertaining to the township and has been councillor 
for several years. He was a good farmer but now lives retired. 
His family is as follows, viz: 

6118 V SNIDER, WENDEL S., was born July 12th, 

1844. On February 4th, 1873, he was married to 
Mary Jane Fender. They reside in Grey County, 
near Ayton, where he is engaged in farming. His 
family is as follows, namely: VI Melvin, VI Mabel, 
and a daughter whose name was not received. She 
died in infancy. 

6119 V SNIDER, MARY, was born December llth, 

1845. On December 25th, 1866, she was married 
to Andrew Clemens. See No. 1865. 

6120 V SNIDER, MAGDALENA, was born December 
6th, 1847. On February 16th, 1868, she was married 
to Moses Wismer. See Moses Wismer's family. 

6121 V SNIDER, WILLIAM, was born August 22nd, 
1849. On June 18th, 1884, he was married to Susan- 
nah S. Snyder. They reside several miles north of 
Bloomingdale where he is engaged in farming. His 
family consists of five children, namely: VI Alton 
Melvin, VI Alva Clayton, VI Ivan Edwin, VI Ina 
Alice, and VI Ferman. 

6122 V SNIDER, FRANKLIN, was born June 14th, 
1851. On March 29th, 1879, he was married to Lydia 
Reist who was born January 20th, 1848, and died 
March 14th, 1881. On January 13th, 1883, he was 
married to Martha Letson who was born October 



312 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

26th, 1857. He resides at West Montrose, Ontario, 
where he is engaged in farming. His family con. 
sisted of three children, namely: VI Lydia (dead) 
of first wife, and VI John Percy and VI Matilda of 
second wife. 

6123V SNIDER, LUCINDA, was born October 13th, 
1853. On April 14th, 1874, she was married to 
Joseph S. Snyder, a farmer. See Joseph S. Snyder's 
family. 

6124 V SNIDER, REBECCA, was born October 30th, 
1855. On May 28th, 1884, she was married to Lean- 
der Bowman, a farmer. See No. 229. 

6125V SNIDER, ABRAHAM, was born November 
18th, 1858, and died December 1st, 1858. 

6126 V SNIDER, ISABELLA, was born February 6th, 
1859. On- May 7th, 1882, she was married to Solo- 
mon Reist, a teacher. See Solomon Reist's family. 

6127 V SNIDER, TITUS, was born December 5th, 1861. 
He is home and works his father's farm and is not 
married. 

6128 V SNIDER, HANNAH, was born March 1st, 1864. 
She is unmarried and resides home with her 
parents. 

6129 V SNIDER, PETER ALBA, was born November 
18th, 1866. He is unmarried and is at home, assist- 
ing his brother, Titus, to work the farm. 



6130 IV SNIDER, DAVID S., was born March 7th, 
1821. On October 15th, 1844, he was married to 
Leah, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Bowman) 
Snyder. She was born April 29th, 1820. In No- 
vember of the same year as their marriage they 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 313 

moved on their farm which is composed of lot No 
113, German Company's Tract, Woolwich Township' 
where they still reside. Their family is as follows' 
viz: 

6131 V SNIDER, SOLOMON S., was born January 
llth, 1846. He is married to Elizabeth Martin and 
resides in Peel Township, near Yatton P. O., where 
he is engaged in farming. To them is born the 
following family, namely: VI Angeline, VI Rachel, 
VI Addison, VI Oliver, and VI Ervine. 

6132 V SNIDER, JONATHAN S., was born August 
13th, 1847, and died May 18th, 1851. 

6133V SNIDER, HANNAH S., was born January 
19th, 1849, and died October 26th, 1852. 

6134 V SNIDER, MAGDALENA, was born May 14th, 
1851. She is married to Jacob Bricker, a farmer. 
See No. 1241. 

6135 V SNIDER, SUSANNAH S., was born September 
26th, 1853. She is married to Truman Wideman, a 
blacksmith and carriage ironer. See Truman 
Wideman's family. 

6136 V SNIDER, SIDNEY S., was born March 4th, 
1855. He is married to Blandina Martin and resides 
in Woolwich Township, near his father's old home- 
stead where he is engaged in farming. His family 
is as follows, namely: VI Menno, VI David, VI 
Milton, and VI Norman. 

6137 V SNIDER, LEAH, was born November 21st, 1857. 
She is married to Ephraim W. Weber, a farmer, 
who resides on his father-in-law's homestead. See 
Ephraim W. Weber's family. 

6138 V SNIDER, MARY ANN, was born February 



314 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

26th, 1861. She is married to Israel Groff, a farmer. 
See No. 3355. 

6139 V SNIDER, RACHEL, was born July 23rd, 1863. 
She is unmarried and resides at home with her 
parents. 

6140 V SNIDER, REBECCA, was born June 24th, 1865. 
She is married to John C. Bricker, a farmer. See 
No. 1245. 

6141 IV SNIDER, MARY, was born December 4th, 
1822. On October 17th, 1843, she was married to 
Rev. Peter Martin. They reside a little south of 
Elmira. See Rev. Peter Martin's family. 

6142 IV SNIDER, HENRY S., was born November 1st, 
1824. On December 23rd, 1851, he was married to 
Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Catharine (Saltz- 
berger) Snyder. Soon after his marriage he moved 
to Woolwich Township, a few miles west of Elmira 
where he is the owner of a beautiful farm and 
where he still resides. His family consisted of eight 
children, viz: 

6143 V SNIDER, JOSHUA S., was born February 17th, 

1853. He is married to Lydia Jane Clemens (No. 
1692) and resides on 4th Line, Peel Township, Wel- 
lington County, where he is engaged in farming. 
His family is as follows, namely: VI Emanuel, VI 
Emma, VI Abraham, VI Lydia Ann, VI Clayton, 
VI Elizabeth, VI Henry, VI Clemens, and VI 
Cerenus. 

6144 V SNIDER, CATHARINE, was born October 3rd, 

1854. She is married to Elias W. Bricker. See No. 
1243. 

6145 V SNIDER, REUBEN S., was born April 4th, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 315 

1857. He is married to Susannah Eby (No. 2398). 
They reside in Woolwich Township, not far from 
Floradale, where he is engaged in farming. His 
family is as follows, namely: VI Angeline, VI 
Sarah, VI Mary Ann, VI Rachel, VI Susannah, VI 
Ida May, VI Clarence, VI Amos, and VI Alice. 

6146 V SNIDER, MAGDALENA, was born April 19th, 
1860. She is unmarried and resides at home with 
her parents. 

6147 V SNIDER, ELI S., was born April 7th, 1862, and 
died November 13th, 1865. 

6148 V SNIDER, PAUL S., was born April 9th, 1864. 
He is not married and is home, assisting to perform 
the many duties connected with farm life. 

6149 V SNIDER, LOVINA, was born October 9th, 1866. 
She is home and unmarried. 

6150V SNIDER, ANGELINE, was born April 3rd, 

1876. She is home with her parents. 

6151 IV SNIDER, JOHN S., was born November 12th, 
1826. On October 7th, 1851, he was married to 
Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Christina (Berket) 
Kraft. She was born October 15th, 1832. In fall 
of 1859 they moved to Elkhart County, Indiana, 
and from there, in 1864, to Chickasaw County, Iowa, 
near Bradford P. O., where he died October 15th, 

1877. His family t is as follows: 

6152 V SNIDER, LUCY, was born October 18th, 1852, 

and died August 18th, 1870. 
6153V SNIDER, CHRISTINA, was born February 

15th, 1854. She is married to Leander Ames. They 

reside in Chickasaw County, Iowa. 

t No information in regard to his children's residence, trade, or to whom married. 



316 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6154 V SNIDER, ALEXANDER, was born December 
16th, 1855, and died December 25th, 1856. 

6155 V SNIDER, LEAH, bom February 28th, 1860. 

6156 V SNIDER, MENNO, born August 27th, 1861. 

6157 V SNIDER, ALBERT, born August 7th, 1863. 

6158 V SNIDER, ANNIE, born September 7th, 1865, 
died August 24th, 1888. 

6159V SNIDER, *JOHN HENRY, bom September 
13th, 1867. 

6160 V SNIDER, *IRA K., born September 13th, 1867, 
died same day. 

6161 V SNIDER, *ODO K., born September 13th, 1867 
died same day. 

6162 V SNIDER, MARY JANE, born July 17th, 1872. 

6163 V SNIDER, JESSE, born May 1st, 1874. 

6164 IV SNIDER, ELIZABETH, was born April 2nd, 
1829. On November 30th, 1847, she was married to 
Peter M. Musselman. They reside near Conestogo. 
See Peter M. Musselman's family. 

6165 IV SNIDER, REBECCA, was born August 13th, 
1831. On February 24th, 1852, she was married to 
Eli H. Baumann, a farmer. See Nos. 159 to 171. 

6166 IV SNIDER, MAGDALENA, was born June 30th, 
1833. On February 3rd, 1856, she was married to 
Enoch Eby, a farmer. See Nos. 2409 to 2419. 

6167 IV SNYDER, BENJAMIN S., was born October 
2nd, 1835. On April 13th, 1862, he was married to 
Lovina Vincent who was born February 19th, 1841, 
and died May 8th, 1891. After his marriage he took 

* Triplets, 



BIOGKAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 317 

possession of his father's old homestead known as 
the "Oxbow Farm" a little west of Bloomingdale 
where he is still engaged in farming. His family 
is as follows: 

6168 V SNYDER, NANCY, was born February 28th, 

1863, and died August 18th, 1863. 

6169 V SNYDER, LOUISA, was born February 4th, 

1864. On September 10th, 1885, she was married to 
William Bracey, a carpenter. They reside in Lex- 
ington and have one child named VI Pearl Lovina. 

6170 V SNYDER, LYDIA ANN, was born November 
21st, 1865. On January 3rd, 1888, she was married 
to William H. Bedford. To them are born the 
following children, namely: VI William H., VI 
Ethel GK, VI Edith G., and VI Alice W. 

6171 V SNYDER, MARY ANN, was born February 
2nd, 1868, and died happy in the Lord August 3rd, 
1887. 

6172 V SNY'DER, ALICE, was born November 18th, 
1869. She is home and unmarried. 

6173 V SNYDER, MELISSA, was born September 19th, 
1871. She is also home yet. 

6174 V SNYDER, FERNANDO, was born April 4th, 
1873. He is home, assisting his father on the farm. 

6175 V SNYDER, SYDNEY, was born June 2nd, 1875. 

6176 V SNYDER, EDEN S., was born December 6th, 
1878, and died October 3rd, 1882. 

6177 V SNYDER, ELMORE, was born September 23rd, 

1884. 

6178 IV SNIDER, CHRISTIAN, was born September 



318 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOKY OF WATEKLOO. 

14th, 1837, and left Canada for the United States at 
the outbreak of the civil war with the intention of 
serving in the army. He died in Indiana, U. S., 
May 2nd, 1862, and was not married. 



6179 III SNIDER, NANCY, was born June 4th, 1792. 
She was married to Benjamin W. Bowman and died 
May llth, 1837. See NOB. 303 to 354. 

6180 III SNYDER, JACOB, Jr., was born in Franklin 

County, Pennsylvania, January i5th, 1794. He was twelve years 
of age when his parents moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo 
County, near Bloomingdale, where young Jacob was raised. In 
February, 1818, he was married to Mary Baumann (No. 51) who 
was born May 25th, 1794, and died March i2th, 1826. Some 
time after the decease of his first wife he was again married to 
Magdalena Baumann (No. 53), sister to his first wife. Soon 
after his marriage he moved on the farm now possessed by Rev. 
Menno B. Bowman where he resided until his death which took 
place October 23rd, 1862. His family consisted of ten children, 
of whom six were born unto his first wife. Their names are as 
follows: 

6181 IV SNYDER, ISAAC, was born January 14th, 
1819. He is unmarried and has his home with his 
nephew, Ephraim W. Snyder who resides at Bloom- 
ingdale. 

6182 IV SNYDER, LEAH, was born April 29th, 1820. 
On October 15th, 1844, she was married to David 
S. Snider, a farmer. See David S. Snider's family. 

6183 IV SNYDER, POLLY, was born May 6th, 1821. 
She was never married and has her home in Cones- 
togo with Mr. Noah S. Bowman. 

6184 IV SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born June 
10th, 1822. On March 26th, 1844, she was married to 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 319 

Jacob S. Snider, a farmer. See Jacob S. Snider's 
family. 

6185 IV SNYDER, BENJAMIN B., was born October 

3rd, 1823. On March 27th, 1845, he was married to Magdalena, 
daughter of Isaac and Esther (Bechtel) Shantz. She was born 
April iQth, 1825, and died April igth, 1887. Soon after their 
marriage they moved on the farm now in possession of their son, 
Jonathan, where they resided until her death. At present he has 
his home with his daughter, Jemima, who is married to Mr. A. S. 
Shantz. Mr. Snyder's family consisted of seven children, viz: 

6186 V SNYDER, ESTHER, was born December 14th, 
1846. She is married to Tilman S. Shantz, a farmer. 
See Tilman S. Shantz's family. 

6187V SNYDER, LEAH, was born November 27th, 
1849. She is married to Aaron S. Shantz, a farmer. 
See Aaron S. Shantz's family. 

6188 V SNYDER, BARBARA, was born April 25th, 
1852. She is unmarried and has her home with her 
brother, Jonathan. 

6189 V SNYDER, JONATHAN S., was bora February 

28th, 1855. On May i4th, 1878, he was married to Susannah, 
daughter of Samuel and Anna (Snider) Snider. She was born 
October nth, 1857. Soon after his marriage he moved home 
on his father's farm where he still resides and is now engaged* in 
farming on an extensive scale. Some years ago he purchased Mr. 
George Schneider's farm, adjoining that of the old homestead on 
which he resides. His family consists^ three children, namely: 
VI Milton, VI Clementina, and VI I Airy. 

6190 V SNYDER, LUCY ANN, was born May 26th, 
1857. On April 1st, 1879, she was married to Jonas 
B. Snider. They resided on the old "Rev. Elias 
Snider Farm" near Waterloo where she died June 
15th, 1886, leaving a family of four children, namely: 



320 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

VI Edgar, VI Clayton, VI Deldon, and VI Addison. 
See Rev. Jonas B. Snider's family. 

6191 V SNYDER, EZRA S., was born June 12th, 1859. 
On March 13th, 1888, he was married to Mary Ann, 
daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Cressman) 
Miller. She was born January 23rd, 1861. They 
reside in Lexington, near Bridgeport, Ontario, 
where he is engaged in farming. His family con- 
sists of one child named VI Minnie. 

6192 V SNYDER, JEMIMA, was born February 23rd, 
1864. On December 2nd, 1885, she was married to 
Amos S. Shantz, a farmer. See Amos S. Shantz's 
family. 

6193 IV SNYDER, MOSES B., was born March 12th, 
1826. On March 16th, 1847, he was married to Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Henry and Mary (Cressman) 
Wismer. She was born March 28th, 1824. Some 
time after their marriage they moved a little east of 
Bloomingdale, on the farm now possessed by their 
son, Amos, where he died of fever, February 16th, 
1868. Their family is as follows, viz: 

6194V SNYDER, MARY, was born November 28th, 
1847. On February 22nd, 1874, she was married to 
John C. Shantz, a farmer. See John C. Shantz's 
family. 

6195 \ SNYDER, AMOS W., was bom April 16th, 1849. 
On February 15th, 1874, he was married to Lydia, 
daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Kolb) Shantz. 
She was born August 17th, 1851. They reside on 
his father's old homestead where he is engaged in 
farming. Their family consists of three children, 
viz: 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 321 

6196 VI SNYDER, URBAN, born March 24th, 1875. 

6197 VI SNYDER, LIZZIE, born June 2nd, 1877. 

6198 VI SNYDER, ALVIN, born February 27th, 1879. 

6199V SNYDER, HENRY W., was born February 

nth, 1851. He was first married to Sarah, daughter of Benjamin 
and Lydia (Kolb) Shantz. She was born April ist, 1854, and 
died April loth, 1878. Some time after her decease he was 
again married to Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth 
(Snider) Snider. She was born March iQth, 1854, and died in 
Bloomingdale, January 2oth, 1883. Some time after the decease 
of his second wife he was married the third time. His third wife 
was Miss Lena Maas. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, 
where he is engaged in building and contracting. To each one 
of his three wives was born one son, namely: V Elah, born May 
3rd, 1876, of first wife, VI Elton, born January 2oth, 1883, and 
died January 22nd, 1883, of second wife, and VI Ira Ivan of 
present wife. 

6200 V SNYDER, ABRAHAM W., was born December 
19th, 1852, and died January llth, 1853. 

6201 V SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born January 
1st, 1854. On January 21st, 1875, she was married to 
John S. Frey who was born January 16th, 1848. 
They reside about a mile west of Breslau, on old 
John M. Weber's farm. To them was born a family 
as follows, namely: VI Ephraim, VI Abramf, VI 
John, VI Henry, VI Catharine, VI Elizabeth, VI 
Susannah, VI Isaac, VI Benjamin, VI Josiah, and 
VI Jechoniah. 

6202 V SNYDER, JACOB W., was born May 4th, 1856. 
On June 8th, 1878, he was married to Mary Ann, 
daughter of Henry and Margaret (Brehm) Snider. 
She was born October 15th, 1858. They reside near 

t Was accidentally killed by a runaway team. 



322 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Freeport where he is engaged in farming. Their 
family is as follows, namely: VI Alberta Lorena, VI 
Luella Florence, and VI Harvey Alton. 

6203 V SNYDER, EPHRAIM W., was born March 5th, 
1858. On March 14th, 1880, he was married to 
Susannah, daughter of Peter and Catharine (Fry) 
Eby .(No. 2641). They reside about a mile south- 
east of Bloomingdale where he is engaged in farm- 
ing and gardening. Their family is as follows, 
namely: VI Hannah (dead), VI Hiram (dead), and 
VI Jeremiah. 

6204 V SNYDER, ISAAC W., was born March 5th, 
1858. He resides at Hespeler, Ontario, where he is 
engaged as a carpenter in the woollen mills. Some 
time ago he was married to Malinda Weber of 
Harriston, Ontario. 

6205 V SNYDER, MENNO W., was born October 6th, 
1864. He is a wage earner and resides at Caledonia, 
Michigan. He is not married. 

6206 IV SNYDER, JOHN B., the eldest son of Jacob 

Snyder, Jr., and his second wife, Magdalena Bowman, was born 
near Bloomingdaie, October 24th. 1832. His boyhood days 
were spent on the farm during the summer, and during the winter 
he attended the public school of the neighborhood, receiving 
such an education as the schools then furnished. Being of a 
studious nature, he improved his time so well that he soon sur- 
passed all the other members of his class. Having an idea of 
the advantages of a good education, his father had him placed in 
the Rockwood Acadamy where he remained for several terms. 
By the time he attained the age of seventeen years he was quali- 
fied to teach in our public schools. He taught for a short time 
then commenced life as a clerk. About the year 1855 he and 
his brother, Joseph, entered into partnership and opened a large 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 323 

store in Winterbourne where they did a successful business. In 
1862 Mr. Snyder sold out his interest in the business and went to 
Conestogo where he, in partnership with Mr. Noah S. Bowman, 
opened a large and well stocked store. The partnership existed 
until 1872 when it was dissolved and Mr. Snyder retired from 
business for some time. In 1874 he moved to St. Jacobs where 
he again entered into the mercantile business, following it until 
his death which took place September gth, 1885. Mr. Snyder's 
experience in the municipal council for Woolwich Township 
extended over a number of years, many of which he served as 
reeve, and was also warden of the county of Waterloo. In 1859 
he was united in matrimony with Sarah, daughter of the late 
Henry and Elizabeth (Snider) Snider. She was born October 
2nd, 1840, and died October i4th, 1894. To them were born 
seven children, viz: 

6207 V SNYDER, WILLIAM HENRY, was born April 
7th, 1860. He resides in St. Jacobs where he is en- 
gaged in the mercantile business, and also has a 
large interest in the St. Jacobs creamery. He is not 
married. 

6208V SNYDER, CLARA, was bom October 24th, 
1861. She is unmarried and is home with her 
brothers for whom she is keeping house. 

6209V SNYDER, ALFRED, was born November 25th, 
1864. He is married to Clara W. Snider and resides 
in St. Jacobs where he, in partnership with his 
brother William is doing an extensive business in 
general merchandise. 

6210V SNYDER, NOAH, was born December 31st, 
1867. He is unmarried and is engaged as clerk with 
his brothers. 

6211 V SNYDER, ALICE, was born November 29th, 
1870. She is unmarried and resides at home with 
her sister, Clara. 



324 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6212 V SNYDER, ISRAEL DAVIJD, was born July 
4th, 1874. He is a book keeper and at present is 
engaged by his brothers in St. Jacobs. 

6213 V SNYDER, CHARLES ANDREW, was born 
July 13th, 1876, and died January 23rd, 1878. 

6214 IV SNYDER, JOSEPH B., was born December 

2nd, 1833. After spending his boyhood on his father's farm at 
Bloomingdale he went to Winterbourne, Woolwich Township, 
Ontario, where he was engaged in the mercantile calling for some 
time. After selling out his interest in the business he settled on 
a farm about one mile south of Winterbourne where he is still 
engaged in farming. On April i2th, 1857, he was married to 
Naomi, daughter of Jacob U. and Jane (Dunbar) Shoemaker. 
She was born June 2nd, 1838. They have five children, viz: 

6215 V SNYDER, NELSON, was born February 24th, 
1858. He is married to Leah Snider and resides 
in Woolwich Township, a little west of Montrose, 
where he is engaged in farming. His family is as 
follows, namely: VI Emma, VI Orval, and VI Edna. 

6216 V SNYDER, ALLEN, was born May 3rd, 1860. 
He was married to Rebecca Brubacher (No. 1428) 
and resided on a farm near Bridgeport where he 
died of fever March 7th, 1891, leaving a family of 
four children, namely: VI Ella, VI Ammon, VI 
Newton, and VI Allen. 

6217 V SNYDER, JANE, was bom September 16th, 
1868. She is not married and resides home with her 
parents. 

6218V SNYDER, NORMAN, was born April 24th, 
1872. He is unmarried and is home, working the 
farm. 

6219 V SNYDER, MALINDA, was bom August 8th, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 325 

1875. She is home with her parents and is not 
married. 



6220 IV SNYDER, JESSE B., was born September 14th, 
1836. On February 2nd, 1858, he was married to Su- 
sannah Burkholder (No. 1519). After their marriage 
they moved to Bloomingdale where they resided 
until 1858, then they moved on the old "Burkholder 
Farm" north of Waterloo, now possessed by C. 
Huether, where they resided until October 14th, 
1875, when they moved to Woolwich Township, one 
mile north of Floradale, where they still reside. 
He followed farming many years but now lives 
retired in comfort and ease. To them were born 
eight children, viz: 

6221 V SNYDER, ALEXANDER, was born January 
1st, 1859, and died May 22nd, 1863. 

6222 V SNYDER, ALBERT B., was born January 23rd, 
1861. He is married to Lizzie Ruggle. They reside 
at Floradale where lie is engaged as a clerk in his 
father-in-law's store. They have no family. 

6223 V SNYDER, EDWARD B., was born April 22nd, 
1864. He is married to Lizzie Schneider and resides 
near Floradale where he is engaged in farming. 
His family consists of one child named VI Viola 
Pearl. 

6224 V SNYDER, ADD1SON B., was born May 28th, 
1866. He is married to Lizzie Ann Weber. They 
reside in Woolwich Township, east of Elmira, where 
he is engaged in farming. His family consists of 
two children, namely: VI Daniel and VI Laura. 

6225 V SNYDER, JESSE B., was born February 27th, 
1871, He is married to Mary Ann Umbach and 



326 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

resides in Woolwich Township where he is engaged 
in farming. They have one child named VI Flor- 
ence Lillie. 

6226V SNYDER, SUSANNAH, was born January 
3rd, 1873. She is unmarried and at present resides 
with one of her brothers. 

6227 V SNYDER, MARTHA, was born February 10th, 
1876. She is home with her parents. 

6228 IV SNYDER, SUSAN, was born December 2nd, 
1838. She is married to Rev. Menno B. Bowman. 
They reside at Bloom ingdale on her father's old 
homestead. See Nos. 363 to 374. 

6229 III SNYDER, POLLY, was born in Franklin 
County, Pennsylvania, January 8th, 1796. On July 
20th, 1817, she was married to Jonathan B. Bowman. 
They resided near Bloomingdale where she died 
February 28th, 1883. See Nos. 207 to 235. 

6230 III SNYDER, BENJAMIN, was born in Franklin 

County, Pennsylvania, January i5th, 1798. When a lad of eight 
years of age his parents moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo 
County, Ontario, near Bloomingdale, where he was raised. On 
October 2ist, 1823, he was married to Catharine, daughter of 
John Philip and Veronica (Gingerich) Saltzberger. She was born 
June ist, 1806, and died January 3rd, 1869. After his marriage 
he moved a little to the north of Bloomingdale where he was the 
owner of several hundred acres of land. He died April i8th 
1 86 1, leaving a family of thirteen children, viz: 

6231 IV SNYDER, SAMUEL S., was born November 
8th, 1824. On December 15th, 1846, he was married 
to Susannah Eby (No. 2384). They resided in Wool- 
wich Township, on the farm now in possession of 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 327 

his brother, Daniel S., where he died May 22nd, 
1862. To them was born a family of four children, 
viz: 

6232 V SNYDER, VERONICA, was born October 4th, 

1847. She is married to Abraham C. Cressman, a 
farmer. See Nos. 2132 to 2136. 

6233 V SNYDER, ELIZA, was born September 28th, 

1848. She is married to David Bingeman, a farmer. 
See No. 1066. 

6234V SNYDER, TILMAN E., was born May 16th, 
1850, and died July 10th, 1874. 

6235 V SNYDER, NOAH E., was born June 26th, 1852. 
On October 3rd, 1877, he was married to Susannah 
E. Baldwin. In April, 1879, he moved to Archi- 
bald, Manitoba, sixty miles west of Emerson, where 
he is engaged in farming. 

6236 IV SNYDER, JOHN S., was born March 24th, 

1826, and died April 26th, 1826. 

6237 IV SNYDER, JOSEPH S., was bom June 27th 

1827. On May 15th, 1853, he was married to Lydia, 
daughter of David and Polly (Lyons) Weber. 
They reside several miles east of Winterbourne 
where he is engaged in farming. Their family is as 
follows, viz: 

6238 V SNYDER, NANCY, was born December 3rd, 
1853, and died December 29th, 1853. 

6239V SNYDER, SUSANNAH, was born October 
27th, 1855, and died July 1st, 1859. 

6240 V SNYDER, AARON W., was born October 5th, 
1857. He is unmarried and home on the farm. 

6241 V SNYDER, MENNO W., was born February 9th, 



328 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1860. On March llth, 1885, he was married to Mary 
Weber who was born August 9th, 1860. They 
reside near Winterbourne, Ontario, where he is 
engaged in farming. To them was born a large 
family. 

6242 V SNYDER, JOSEPH W., was born August 24th, 
1860. He is unmarried and resides at home with 
his parents where he is engaged in farming. 

6243 IV SNYDER, VERONICA, was born June 17th,* 
1829. On July 3rd, 1849, she was married to Jacob 
Shoemaker, a farmer. See Jacob Shoemaker's 
family. 

6244 IV SNYDER, PETER, was born June 30th, 1831. 
He had his home with his brother Benjamin who 
resides on the old homestead where he died January 
2nd, 1895. 

6245 IV SNYDER, MARY, was born October 18th, 1832, 
On December 23rd, 1851, she was married to Henry 
S. Snider, a farmer. See Henry S. Snider's family. 

6246 IV SNYDER, DILMAN, was born July llth, 1834. 
He was married to Anna, daughter of Peter and 
Elizabeth (Wenger) Weber. She was born March 
31st, 1842. They reside in Conestogo, Ontario* 
where they live retired. His family consists of one 
son named V Dilman S. who was born October 15th, 
1869. He is unmarried and is engaged on the farm. 

624V IV SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born February 
1st, 1836. On March 15th, 1857, she was married to 
George Shoemaker, a farmer. See George Shoe- 
maker's family. 

6248 IV SNYDER, DANIEL S., was bom December 

5th, 1837. He was educated at the Bloomingdale schools and 
when old enough to give a helping hand on his father's extensive 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 329 

farm, the subject of our sketch had to put by his books and 
slate and go and drive the plow. Although devoting his atten- 
tion chiefly to the agricultural pursuits, yet he found some spare 
moments which he very beneficially employed in posting himself 
in all political and municipal matters pertaining to his country. 
Soon after his moving to Woolwich Township he entered the 
council of that township and was councillor, deputy reeve and 
reeve in succession for a number of years. While in the council 
he was more noted for assiduous attention to business and a 
watchful care of the interests of the township than for oratorial 
display. He always gave his views in plain but forcible language. 
During the many years he served in the council he was chairman 
of various committees, such as roads, bridges, claims, etc., and 
such was the confidence placed in him by his compeers that his 
reports and recommendations were generally adopted. In his 
habits he is plain and simple and at all times willing to accom' 
modate and serve any person that requires his aid. On Novem- 
ber 4th, 1860, he was married to Nancy, daughter of David and 
Mary (Mosser) Reist. She was born December 26th, 1840. 
Soon after their marriage they moved to Woolwich Township, 
about two miles north of Conestogo where he owns a farm of 
over 200 acres of land. To them were born eleven children, viz: 

6249 V SNYDER, MARY ANN, was born May 22nd, 
1862. She is married to Justus D. Shaefer, a 
farmer. They reside a few miles east of Elmira 
and have had a family of three children, namely: 
VI Sylvester, VI Oscar, and VI Priscilla (dead). 

6250 V SNYDER, WILLIAM R., was born October 
30th, 1863. He is home on the farm and unmarried. 

6251 V SNYDER, ALBERT R., was born January 8th, 
1865. He is home and unmarried. 

6252 V SNYDER, LEVI R., was born September llth, 
1867. He is not married and is home on the farm. 

6253 V SNYDER, DANIEL R., was born October 3rd, 
1871, and died November 28th, 1876. 



330 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6254 V SNYDER, EDWARD R., was born January 
26th, 1873. He is home yet and unmarried. 

6255 V SNYDER, DAVID HENRY, was born March 
30th, 1876, and died November 25th, 1876. 

6256 V SNYDER, ANGEL1NE, twin sister to David H., 
was born March 30th, 1876. 

6257 V SNYDER, SOLOMON R., was born April 29th, 

1878. 

625 V SNYDER, CATHARINE, was born September 
17th, 1880, and died November 10th, 1881. 

6259V SNYDER, OSCAR R., was born November 
21st, 1883. 

6260 IV SNYDER, ELIZABETH S., was born Novem- 
ber 6th, 1839, and died December 28th, 1839. 

6261 IV SNYDER, BENJAMIN S., was born Novem- 
ber 13th, 1840. On June 21st, 1863, he was married 
to Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Miller) 
Shoemaker. She was born May 9th, 1841. They 
reside on his father's old homestead. To them are 
born eleven children, viz: 

6262 V SNYDER, JOANNAH, was bom April llth, 
1864. She is unmarried and is engaged in sewing 
and dressmaking. 

6263 V SNYDER, WELLINGTON, was born Septem- 
ber 6th, 1865. On June 14th, 1893, he was married 
to Jennie A. Pirie. They reside near Bloomingdale 
where he is engaged in farming. They have had a 
family of one child. 

6264 V SNYDER, ELIZA JANE, was born March 1st, 
1867. She is married to Thomas Hamilton, a farmer. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 331 

They reside on his father's old homestead near 
Winterbourne where he is engaged in farming. 

6265 V SNYDER, MARY ANN, was born February 
19th, 1869. She is unmarried and resides at home 
with her parents. 

6266 V SNYDER, SARAH, was born June 5th, 1870. 
She is unmarried and is home with her parents. 

6267 V SNYDER, ELMINA, was born July 3rd, 1872, 
and died April 19th, 1873. 

6268V SNYDER, GEORGE WALTER, was born 
March 13th, 1874. 

6269 V SNYDER, LEANDER, was born June 15th, 1876. 

6270V SNYDER, ABRAHAM URBAN, was born 
April 29th, 1879, and died in 1895. 

6271 V SNYDER, BENJAMIN ALEXANDER, twin 

to Abraham, was born April 29th, 1879. 

6272V SNYDER, SAMUEL ADDISON, was born 
June 30th, 1882. 

6273 IV SNYDER, MOSES S., was born July 24th, 
1842. On December 10th, 1867, he was married to 
Susannah, daughter of David and Mary (Mosser) 
Reist. She was born July 23rd, 1843. They reside 
on east half of his father's old homestead where he 
is engaged in farming. Their family is as follows: 

6274 V SNYDER, ANGELINE, was born August 3rd, 

1869, died same day. 

6275 V SNYDER, MELISSA, was born October 14th, 

1870. She is home and unmarried. 

6276V SNYDER, SIMON R., was born March 22nd, 
1973. He is home and unmarried. 



332 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6277 V SNYDER, MARIA SABINA, was born Novem- 
ber 10th, 1875. She is home yet. 

6278 V SNYDER, CATHARINE MELVINA, was born 
December 30th, 1877. 

6279 V SNYDER, CLARA ELM A, was born October 
14th, 1880. 

6280 IV SNYDER, NANCY, was born November 22nd > 
1847, and died January 2nd, 1854. 

6281 III SNYDER, JOHN, was born in Franklin 

County, Pennsylvania, March ist, 1800. In 1806 his parents, 
Jacob and Mary (Erb) Schneider, moved to Canada and settled 
near Bloomingdale where Mr. Snyder was raised. On May i4th, 
1826, he was married to Judith (No. 1045), daughter of John and 
Hannah (Bergey) Bingeman. She was born in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, December 8th, 1807, and died January 
28th, 1880. After their marriage they moved several miles north 
of Bloomingdale where they resided until their deaths. He died 
February igth, 1893. To them was born a family of the follow- 
ing children, viz: 

6282 IV SNYDER, JONAS B., was born May 26th, 1827. 
On July 16th, 1850, he was married to Nancy, 
daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Rosenberger) 
Stauffer. She was born January 15th, 1834. They 
reside on a farm, being part of the old homestead, 
situated along the Woolwich Township line. Their 
family is as follows: 

6283 V SNYDER, JOSEPH S., was born March 25th, 
1851. On April 14th, 1874, he was married to 
Lucinda Snyder who was born October 30th, 1853. 
They reside on the old "Jonathan Bowman Farm" 
a little north of Bloomingdale. Their family is as 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 333 

follows, namely: VI Ervine A., VI Herbert N., VI 
Lillia Ann A. (dead), VI Alfred Ira, VI Elmina I., 
VI Irene Jemima, VI Lucy Lauretta, VI Ion Joseph, 
VI Elenor Elidia. 

6284V SNYDER, SUSANNAH S., was born August 
13th, 1852. On June 18th, 1884, she was married to 
William Snyder, a farmer. See William Snyder's 
family. 

6285 V SNYDER, LEVI S., was born June 17th, 1855. 
On February 26th, 1880, he was married to Hannah 
B. Clemens (No. 1842). They reside near Bridge- 
port, on the "Young Peter Erb Place" where he is 
engaged in farming. They have no family. 

6286 V SNYDER, ANGELINE, was born April 5th, 
1860. On February 23rd, 1887, she was married to 
Amos Horst, a farmer. They reside on her father's 
home where he is engaged in farming. They have 
no family. 

6287 V SNYDER, ALICE AMANDA, was born Goto. 
ber 29th, 1869. She is married to Solomon Koch. 
They reside near Conestogo on the old "Samuel 
Reist Place" where he is engaged in farming. They 
have no family. 

6288 IV SNYDER, SUSANNAH, was born April 18th, 
1829. On May 14th, 1850, she was married to 
Samuel Scheirich, a farmer. See Samuel Scheirich's 
family. 

6289 IV SNYDER, HANNAH, was born July 12th, 
1831. On June 10th, 1851, she was married to Wil- 
liam B. Thomas, a teacher. See William B. Thomas' 
family. 

6290 IV SNYDER, ESTHER, was born February 22nd, 



334 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1834. On November 27th, 1859, she was married to 
Levi Stauffer, a farmer. See Levi Stauffer's family. 

6291 IV SNYDER, HENRY, was born July 12th, 1836. 
He resides on the old homestead where he and his 
brothers are working the old farm. He is not 
married. 

6292 IV SNYDER, POLLY, was born April 28th, 1838- 
She is keeping house for her brothers. She is not 
married. 

6293 IV SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born June 1st, 
1840. On February 27th, 1872, she was married to 
John C. Albert, a farmer. They reside near Kos- 
suth, Ontario. To them were born four children, 
viz: 

V JUDITH AMELIA was born November 29th, 
1872. She is married to George Peiffer and resides 
near Preston, Ontario. They have one child named 

VI Emma. 

V RACHEL JOANNA was born April 17th, 1875. 
She is married to Albert Groh. They reside near 
Blair, Ontario, and have two children, VI Mary and 
a son, name not received. 

V ANNA ISABELLA was born July 26th, 1877. 
V SUSANNAH MATILDA, born April 21st, 1880. 

6294 IV SNYDER, JUDITH, was born March 28th, 
1843. She is unmarried and resides with her sister, 
Polly, whom she assists in performing the many 
duties connected with domestic life. 

6295 IV SNYDER, JOHN, was born May 25th, 1845, 
and died January 23rd, 1850. 

6296 IV SNYDER, JACOB, was born August 17th, 1847- 
He is unmarried and is engaged on the old home- 
stead in assisting his brothers in working the farm. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 335 

6297 IV SNYDER, ELIAS, was bora October 20th, 1849, 
and died August 15th, 1879. He was not married. 

6298 V SNIDER MENNO S., was born October 4th, 

1860. His boyhood was spent on the farm and in attending the 
Bloomingdale public schools. Some time during the "seventies'' 
he attended the Berlin High School where he obtained a splendid 
education. After leaving the High School he went to teaching 
and followed it with marked success for some time, but the 
profession being not so very agreeable to his taste, he quit teach- 
ing and went home on the farm where he now is engaged in 
farming. Mr. Snider is an excellent farmer and is highly esteemed 
by all parties in the community. He is not married. 

6299 HI SCHNEIDER, ELIZABETH, was bora in 
Franklin County, Pennsylvania, June 5th, 1802, and 
died at Bloomingdale, Ontario, July 28th, 1848. She 
was never married. Her mental powers and her 
organs of speech were somewhat defective. 

6300 III SCHNEIDER, SUSANNAH, was bora in 
Franklin County, Pennsylvania, June 4th, 1804. 
She was married to Jacob P. Shantz, a farmer, and 
died near Bloomingdale, Ontario, April 2nd, 1837. 
See Jacob P. Shantz's family. 

6301 III SCHNEIDER, MAGDALENA, was bora at 
Bloomingdale, Ontario, December 6th, 1806. In 
December, 1831, she was married to Levi L. Bechtel 
and died at Mr. Snyder's near Bloomingdale, On- 
tario, May 30th, 1895. See Nos. 688 to 706. 

6302 III SNIDER, HENRY, the youngest of old Jacob 

Schneider's large family, was born near Bloomingdale, Ontario, 
February 2nd, 1811. On March 2yth, 1836, he was married to 
Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob C. and Elizabeth (Cressman) Snider. 
She was born April i9th, 1817. Soon after his marriage he 



336 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

moved on his father's old homestead where she died January 
i3th, 1855. Some time after the decease of his wife he was 
again married to Margaret, daughter of Conrad and Margaret 
(Kraft) Brehm. She was born October gth, 1836. Besides 
being proprietor of the large farm now in possession of his son, 
Josiah, Mr. Snider was owner of the lar^e roller flour mills in 
Conestogo, now in possession of his son, Menno S. He and the 
late Samuel S. Shantz always took an active part in all municipal 
matters pertaining to their native township and county, Waterloo. 
Mr. Snider was one of the first parties advocating the necessity 
of forming a County Agricultural Society, and after its formation 
was chosen as one of its first directors which position he held for 
many years in succession. He died January 22nd, 1877. After 
his decease his widow moved to St. Jacobs where she still resides. 
Mr. Snider's family is as follows, viz: 

6303 IV SNIDER, NOAH, was born January 19th, 1837, 
and died September 26th, 1858. 

6304 IV SNYDER, MENNO S., was born August 22nd, 

1838. When a young man he entered his father's mills in Cones- 
togo where he served his apprenticeship in the business which he 
has so successfully carried on for the last twenty years. Shortly 
before his father's death he became the proprietor of the Cones- 
togo Roller Flour Mills. Some four years ago he purchased the 
Salem Mills and is now engaged in manufacturing some of the 
finest brands of flour put on the market. Mr. Snider is well 
known by the farmers of Woolwich and other townships and is 
highly respected by all. Ho is a first-class business man and 
courteous and pleasing in manners, thus making him one of our 
highly esteemed citizens of the county. On November 6th, 
1865, he was married to Harriet Fields who was born January 
3oth, 1845. They reside in Conestogo and have had a family of 
seven children, viz: 

6305 V SNIDER, IDA, was born September 30th, 1866. 
She is home and unmarried. 

6306 V SNIDER, WALTER JAMES, was born Sep- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 337 

tember 30th, 1869. He is married to Elena Kuntz 
and resides in Conestogo where he is engaged in 
his father's mills. His family is as follows, namely: 
VI Leonora and VI Hilda. 

6307 V SNIDER, EMMA MAUD, born January 10th, 
1872, died March 18th, 1875. 

6308 V SNIDER, ELENOR GRACE, born September 
llth, 1874. 

6309 V SNIDER, OLIVER ARTHUR, bom December 

2nd, 1870>. 

r,li> V SNIDKR, MABEL ANNIE, bora August 2nd, 
1879. 

6311 V SNIDER, ROLPH, born September 20th, 1882. 

6312 V SNIDER, HARRIET, born April llth, 1890. 

6313 IV SNIDER, SARAH, was born October 2nd, 1840. 
She was married to the late Jno. B. Snyder and died 
October 14th, 1894. See John B. Snyder's family. 

6314 IV SNIDER, AARON, was born May 31st, 1843. 
He resides in Woolwich Townshipt a little south of 
Floradale where he is engaged in farming. He is 
married to Caroline Reichert who was born Septem- 
ber 4th, 1851. To them was born a family of nine 
children, viz: 

6315 V SNIDER, AUSTIN ERVIN, born May 18, 1872. 

6316 V SNIDER, LAURA ANNIE, born September 
7th, 1873, and died January 15th, 1893. 

6317 V SNIDER, HARVEY EDWIN, born July 5th, 
1875, died February 8th, 1888. 

6318 V SNIDER, ALMON ARTHUR, born December 
13th, 1876. 

t Mr. Snider's farm is composed of S. E. part of lot No. 116, G. C. T., Woolwich Tp. 



338 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6319 V SNIDER, ORTON, bom September 20th, 1878. 

6320 V SNIDER, MARTHA INA, born August 19, 1880. 

6321 V SNIDER, IDA MINERVA, born July 14, 1882. 

6322 V SNIDER, CLARA MABEL, bom December 
18th, 1883. 

6323 V SNIDER, ALICE JEMIMA, born March 31st, 

1886. 

6324 IV SNYDER, SIMON S., was born March 31st, 

1846. He is a chemist and druggist and is doing an extensive 
business in the town of Waterloo where he carries a complete 
line of drugs, chemicals, druggists' sundries and pharmacentical 
preparations. The stock in trade is of excellent quality, nothing 
but first-class goods being kept. Mr. Snider is a gentleman of 
energy and sound business ability. Moreover he takes a great 
interest in the progress of the town of which he has been coun- 
cillor and reeve, and is now mayor for the second year. He is 
highly esteemed by the citizens of the town and surrounding 
country. On April 3oth, 1872, he was married to Elizabeth 
Schnarr who was born March agth, 1852, and died March 30th, 
1890. After her decease he was again married to Matilda Roos, 
widow of the late Cyrus Bricker. Mr. Snyder's family is as 
follows, viz: 

6325 V SNYDER, HERBERT MAPLIN, born April 
21st, 1873. 

6326 V SNYDER, ALFRED HARTMAN, born Au- 
gust 6th, 1875. 

6327 V SNYDER, MINNIE EMMA, born May 20, 1877. 

6328V SNYDER, ALBERTA LUCINA, born June 
30th, 1879. 

6329V SNYDER, VICTOR CHARLES, born May 
24th, 1881, died May 21st, 1884. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 339 

6330V SNYDER, FLORENCE MAUD, born June 
2nd, 1883. 

6331 V SNYDER, CLAYTON HARVEY, born July 
. 7th, 1885. 

6332 IV SNIDER, RACHEL, was born May 13th, 1848, 
and died August 18th, 1848. 

6333 IV SNIDER, SUSANNAH, was born October 7th, 
1849. She is married to Isaac E. Wismer, a farmer. 
They reside near Elmira, Ontario. See Isaac E. 
Wismer's family. 

6334 IV SNIDER, JOSIAH, was born December 3rd, 

1851. He is the occupant of the old "Jacob Schneider Home- 
stead" near Bloomingdale where he is engaged in farming. 
Besides farming, Mr. Snider is engaged in doing an extensive 
business in the buying and selling of fat cattle which he generally 
ships to the English market. On November 24th, 1872, he was 
married to Angeline Martin who was born February 5th, 1855, 
and died March 28th, 1873. On January i5th, 1879, he was 
again married to Jemima J. T. Wright. She was born November 
26th, 1854. He has no family. 

6335 IV SNIDER, ELIZABETH, was born March 
19th, 1854. She was married to Henry W. Snyder 
and died at Bloomingdale, January 20th, 1883. See 
Henry W. Snyder's family. 

6336 IV SNYDER, REUBEN B., was born May 21st, 
1857. On March 29th, 1882, he was married to 
Matilda Weber. They reside near Conestogo where 
he is engaged in farming. To them is born one son 
named V Emerson. 

6337 IV SNYDER, MARY ANN B., was born October 
15th, 1858. On June 8th, 1878, she was married to 
Jacob W. Snyder, a farmer. See Jacob W. Snyder's 
family. 



340 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6338 IV SNYDER, LEAH B., was bom January 10th, 
1861. On April llth, 1882, she was married to 
Nelson Snyder, a farmer. See Nelson Snyder's 
family. 

6339 IV SNYDER, GIDEON B., was born March 24th, 
1863. He is married to Esther Musselman and 
resides near Conestogo where he is engaged in 
farming. 

6340 IV SNYDER, LYDIAN B., was born May 3rd, 
1865. She was married to Simom Moyer who was 
killed by lightning, August 9th, 1892. She resides 
in St. Jacobs, Ontario, and has her home with her 
mother. See Simon Meyer's family. 

6341 IV SNYDER, CLARA B., was born August 12th, 
1867. On January 1st, 1890, she was married to 
Allan Eby who was killed by lightning, August 9th, 
1892, leaving a widow who now resides with her 
mother in St. Jacobs. Her family consists of two 
children, namely: V Clayton, born November 26th, 
1891, and V Allan Leslie, born April 19th, 1893. 

6342 IV SNYDER, ALLAN B., the youngest in the 
family, was born September 16th, 1870. He is un- 
married and at present resides in the town of 
Waterloo where he is engaged in the upholstery 
business. 

6343 II SCHNEIDER, PETER, was born in Lancaster 

County, Pennsylvania, December 28th, 1765. He was married 
to Mary Langenecker who was born October i6th, 1778, and 
died November i3th, 1824. They resided in Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, near Mount Joy, where he was engaged in farming 
and milling. He died September ist, 1823, leaving the following 
children, namely: III Peter, a farmer, moved to Orrville, Ohio; 
III John, a farmer, moved to Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; III 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 341 

Jacob, a farmer and miller, lived near Mount Joy, Pennsylvania; 
III Polly was married to a Mr. Risser and lived near Lititz, Penn- 
sylvania; III Catharine was married to a Mr. Frank and lived 
near Lititz, Pennsylvania; and III Nancy was married to a Mr. 
Coble and lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

6344 II SCHNEIDER, VERONICA, was born July 
24th, 1767. She was married to Benjamin Hirschi 
(Hershey) who was born March llth, 1768, and died 
May 7th, 1842. She died May 15th, 1856. To them 
were born ten children. All lived in the neighbor- 
hood of Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

6345 II SCHNEIDER, JOHN, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, June 16th, 1770. He was 
married to Anna Hostetler who was born June 13th, 
1772, and died February 5th, 1861. He died January 
23rd, 1841, leaving a family of six children who 
resided in the neighborhood of Sporting Hill, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

6346 II SCHNEIDER, JOSEPH, was born in Lancaster 

County, Pennsylvania, May 24th, 1772. On February 2ist, 

1798, he was married to Barbara, daughter of Christian and 
Catharine (Bricker) Eby. She was born in Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, April 29th, 1774, and died in Berlin, Ontario, 
March i3th, 1843. On May 8th, 1807, Mr. Schneider with wife 
and family and a large company of others,! moved to Canada 
and settled where now is the town of Berlin, Ontario. Here he 
was engaged in farming. His first buildings were erected where 
now his grandson, Samuel B. Schneider, lives, a little west of the 
Walper Block, Berlin. Here he died October 27th, 1843, leav- 
ing a family of seven children, viz: 

6347 III SCHNEIDER, CATHARINE, was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 12th, 

1799. On July 8th, 1817 she was married to Joseph 

} See Vol. I, pa s e;s 39. 40, and 41 for particulars. 



342 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Shantz who was born June 24th, 1795, and died 
March 19th, 1882. She died September 15th, 1881. 
See Joseph Shantz's family. 

6348 III SCHNEIDER, JACOB E., was born in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, September 2nd, 1800. 
On November 18th, 1827, he was married to Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Abraham and Molly (Miller) 
Clemens. She was born February 8th, 1810, and 
died May 20th, 1870. Soon after his marriage he 
moved a little east of Berlin, on the farm now pos- 
sessed by his son, Joseph, where he resided until his 
death which took place October 2nd, 1884. His 
family consisted of eleven children, viz: 

6349 IV SCHNEIDER, MARY, was born August 14th, 
1828, and died September 25th, 1828. 

6350 IV SCHNEIDER, MOSES C., was born September 
27th, 1829. On October 28th, 1851, he was married 
to Hannah Shantz who was born June 12th, 1829. 
Soon after their marriage they moved a little north- 
east of Bloomingdale, on his father-in-law's farm 
where they resided until his death which took place 
August 30th, 1871. His family consisted of six 
children, viz: 

6351 V SNYDER, ALBERT S., was born October 27th, 
1853. On April 14th, 1874, he was married to Hettie 
Detweiler who was born February 21st, 1861. They 
reside about one and one-half miles north-east of 
Bloomingdale, on part of his father's old place, 
where he is engaged in farming. To them were 
born the following children, viz: 

6352 VI SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born June 
24th, 1875, and died February 1st, 1880. 

6353 VI SNYDER, HANNAH, was born December 8th, 
1876, and died August 26th, 1877. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 343 

6354 VI SNYDER, SUSANNAH, was born May 27th, 
1878, and died February 10th, 1880. 

6355 VI SNYDER, ADDISON, was born June 23, 1880. 

6356 V SNYDER, ENDS S., was born August 26th, 
1855. On February 25th, 1879, he was married to 
Elizabeth Detweiler who was born August 10th, 
1855, and died September 2nd, 1888. They resided 
several miles north-east of Bloomingdale where he 
was engaged in farming until his death which took 
place December 21st, 1881, leaving the following 
family, viz: 

6357 VI SNYDER, ABBIE SALINA, was bom June 
6th, 1880. 

6358 VI SNYDER, NORMAN, was born September 
20th, 1881, and died December 28th, 1881. 

6359 V SNYDER, JOEL, was bom June 28th, 1858, and 
died October 16th, 1866. 

6360 V SNYDER, ELIZABETH, was born May 28th, 
1861. She is home with her mother and unmarried. 

6361 V SNYDER, ABRAM S., was born August 19th, 

1863. On October llth, 1887, he was married to 
Elizabeth S. Detweiler who was born March 14th, 

1864. They resided in Huron County, Ontario, for 
several years but now reside near Midland P. O., 
Virginia, U. S. To them is born a family of four 
children, namely: VI Matilda., VI Hannah, VI 
Susannah, and VI Allan. 

6362 V SNYDER, JACOB S., was born December 5th, 
1868. He was married to Hettie Stoeckle, January 
10th, 1893, and resides on his father's old homestead 



344 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

several miles north east of Bloomingdale where he 
is engaged in farming. His family consists of one 
child named VI Orvan. 

6363 IV SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born April 1st, 
1832. On February 27th, 1855, she was married to 
Isaac H. Baumann and died August 8th, 1871. See 
Nos. 172 to 180. 

6364 IV SNYDER, BARBARA, was born July 9th, 
1834. On February 28th, 1854, she was married to 
Isaac S. Cressmau, a farmer, and died February 
21st, 1864. See Nos. 2172 to 2177. 

6365 IV SNYDER, LEAH, was born August 31st, 1836, 
and died October 25th, 1836. 

6366 IV SNYDER, JOSEPH C., was born October 21st, 
1837. On October 12th, 1858, he was married to 
Elizabeth Betzner (No. 949). They reside about two 
miles east of Berlin, on his father's old homestead 
where he is engaged in farming. To them were 
born six children, viz: 

6367 V SNYDER, IS ADORE B., was born November 
15th, 1859. On November 19th, 1884, he was mar- 
ried to Hannah Biiigeman (No. 1086). They reside 
on the old "William (Bill) Moyer Farm" a little east 
of Berlin where he is engaged in farming and rais- 
ing vegetables for the market. His family is as 
follows, viz: 

6368 VI SNYDER, JOHN ELDON, was born January 
20th, 1886. 

6369 VI SNYDER, DELLA MAY, was born January 
21st, 1888. 

6370 VI SNYDER, JOSEPH LEO, was born October 
26th, 1890, and died November 1st, 1890. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 345 

6371 VI SNYDER, EARL STANLEY, was born Au- 
gust 14th, 1893. 

6372 V SNYDER, LOVINA, was born June 9th, 1861, 
and died May 3rd, 1868. 

6373 V SNYDER, LUCINDA, was born November 6th, 
1867. She is married to Simeon Brubacher, a 

. farmer. See No. 1427. 

6374 V SNIDER, MAGDALEN A, was born April 14th, 
1871. She is married to Stauffer Shantz, a farmer. 
They reside in Wilmot Township. See Stauffer 
Shantz's family. 

6375 V SNYDER, JACOB B., was born July 8th, 1875. 
He is home on the farm. 

6376 V SNYDER, JOSEPH LINCOLN, was born June 

24th, 1886. 

6377 IV SNYDER, ELIZABETH, was born April 18th, 
1840. On March 19th, 1865, she was married to 
Isaac S. Cressman, a farmer, who died August 20th, 
1894. See No. 2172 and also Nos. 2178 to 2185. 

6378 IV SNYDER, LYDIA, was born October 18th, 
1842. On February 22nd, 1870, she was married to 
Jacob S. Betzner and died November 5th, 1894. 
See No. 922. 

6379 IV SNYDER, SARAH, was born June 1st, 1845. 
She was married, October 3rd, 1886, to Isaac H. 
Moyer, a farmer. See Isaac H. Moyer's family. 

6380 IV SNYDER, JACOB C., was born August llth, 
1848, and died March 16th, 1852. 

6381 IV SNYDER, FRANKLIN C., was born Decem- 
ber 8th, 1851. He has his home with his brother, 



346 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Joseph. He is lacking in his mental powers and 
also in his organs of speech. 

6382 III SCHNEIDER, ELIZABETH, was born Jan- 
uary 2nd, 1802. On July 2nd, 1822, she was married 
to Jacob S. Shoemaker who was born April 24th, 
1798, and died March 20th, 1875. She died Novem- 
ber 26th, 1876. See Jacob S. Shoemaker's family. 

6383 III SCHNEIDER, VERONICA, was born July 
25th, 1803. On April 8th, 1823, she was married to 
Daniel Martin who was born April 5th, 1800, and 
died January 12th, 1856. She died July 13th, 1872. 
See Daniel Martin's family. 

6384 III SCHNEIDER, MARY, was born April 1st, 
1808. On April 8th, 1833, she was married to Chris- 
toph Nahrgang who was born December 25th, 1801, 
and died June 22nd, 1886. She died March 22nd, 
1887. See Christoph Nahrgang's family. 

6385 III SCHNEIDER, JOSEPH E., was born at 

Berlin, Ontario, November 23rd, 1810. On January 28th, 1834, 
he was married to Sarah, daughter of Isaac and Esther (Bechtel) 
Shantz. She was born January 2ist, 1816, and died October 
i8th, 1881. Soon after'their marriage they moved on his father's 
old homestead, now in possession of Samuel B. Schneider. 
When Mr. Schneider was a young man he joined the church of 
his choice, the Mennonite, of which body he was ordained 
deacon, a position he held for many years. His old days were 
much beclouded with troubles in the church, and owing to the 
different views held by the two parties in regard to the teaching 
of the Bible a division was made and the one party organized 
< themselves into a distinct body, now known as the Mennonite 
Brethren in Christ. Mr. Schneider joined himself with the new 
body. He died happy in the Lord, February i6th, 1880. His 
family is as follows, viz: 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 847 

6386 IV SCHNEIDER, ISAAC, was born December 
5th, 1834, and died July 13th, 1835. 

6387 IV SCHNEIDER, BARBARA, was bom Feb- 
ruary 26th, 1837. She was married, October 31st, 
1858, to Abraham Hagey. See No. 3459. 

6388 IV SCHNEIDER, DAVID B., was born March 
1st. 1840. On July 13th, 1862, he was married to 
Elizabeth Bricker (No. 1283). She was born April 
24th, 1841, and died February 5th, 1866. On Novem- 
ber 15th, 1868, he was again married to Sarah Meyer, 
widow of the late Zimmerman Martin. She was 
born February 17th, 1843. They reside on a small 
farm a little to the west of Berlin. Mr. Schneider's 
family is as follows: 

6389 V SNYDER, REV. OLIVER B, was born April 
12th, 1863. When a young man he was converted 
unto the Lord and in 1889 he entered the ministry 
of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ body and so 
far has proved himself a diligent laborer in the 
Lord's vineyard. At present he is stationed on the 
Wetzell (Mich.) field of labor. Some time ago he 
was married to Mary Meyer. They have no family. 

6390 V SNYDER, SUSANNAH B., was born August 
23rd, 1864. In February, 1889, she was married to 
David Thaler, a farmer. They reside near Centre- 
viJle where he is engaged in farming. Her family 
consists of four children, namely: VI Oliver (dead), 
VI Elmer, VI Albert, and VI Lincoln. 

6391 V SNYDER, ELIZABETH B., was born Septem- 
ber 2nd, 1865. On October 1st, 1889, see was mar- 
ried to Josiah Meyer, a civil engineer. They reside 
at Eventon, Illinois. Their family consists of two 
children, namely: VI Olive Lorene and VI Morris 
Howard, 



348 BIOGEAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6392 V SNYDER, ALBERT M., was born August 3rd, 
1869. He is with the J. Y. Shantz & Son Button 
Co. of Berlin where he is engaged as foreman in 
one of the departments. On May 14th, 1895, he was 
married to Catharine Cressrnan. They reside in 
Berlin. 

6393V SNYDER, JOSEPH M., was born August 30th, 
1877. He is engaged as clerk in the office of The 
Breithaupt Leather Co. of Berlin. 

6394 IV SCHNEIDER, SAMUEL B., was born October 

9th, 1842. On September 26th, 1865, he was married to 
Rebecca Fried who was born February 27th, 1846. Shortly after 
their marriage they moved to Berlin, on his father's old home- 
stead, where he was engaged in farming for a number of years. 
Of late years Mr. Schneider has disposed of the greater part of his 
farm now forming a part of the town, besides the numerous lawns, 
grounds, and two parks cut off on the west, thus leaving him in 
possession of but a small part of the once large "Schneider 
Farm." His family consisted of seven children, viz: 

6395 V SCHNEIDER, ANNA MARIA, was born June 
23rd, 1866. She is married to John R. Stouffer, a 
manufacturer. See John R. Stouffer's family. 

6396 V SCHNEIDER, JOSEPH, was born February 
8th, 1871, and died February 23rd, 1872. 

6397V SCHNEIDER, LOVINA, was born February 
13th, 1873. She was married, May 23rd, 1894, to Rev. 
Cyrus N. Good. They reside in Berlin. See No. 
3313. 

6398 V SCHNEIDER, LAURETTA, was born Septem- 
ber 18th, 1876, and died January 20th, 1877. 

6399V SCHNEIDER, ROLAND F., was born May 
10th, 1878. Is home. 



BIOGEAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 349 

6400 V SCHNEIDER, ELSIE, was born November 8th, 
1882, and died November 29th, 1882. 

6401V SCHNEIDER, ELMER, was born November 
29th, 1883. 

6402 IV SNYDER, MARY, was born December 26th, 
1844. On March 4th, 1862, she was married to 
David B. Bricker who was born December 15th, 

1839. See No. 1280. 

6403 IV SNYDER, LOUISA, was bora August 16th, 
1847. On November 25th, 1868, she was married to 
John, son of Joseph and Anna (Hunsicker) Troxel. 
He was born in Seneca County, Ohio, October 18th, 
1846. At present they reside in the town of Berlin 
where he is engaged by J. R. Stouffer, manufacturer 
of cloth covered buttons. To them are born eight 
children, viz: 

V SARAH, born April 3rd, 1870, died May 25, 1870. 
V LIZZIE, born March 7th, 1871. 
V ANNIE, born March 27th, 1872. 
V IDA, born March 23rd, 1874. 

V JOSEPH, born November 16th, 1875, died Jan- 
uary 17th, 1876. 

V LYDIA, born June 25th, 1877. 

V LAURA, born February llth, 1881, died Feb- 
ruary 21st, 1882. 

V OLIVE, born April 8th, 1889. 

6404 IV SNYDER, LYDIA, was born December 23rd, 
1849. On September 22nd, 1869, she was married to 
John, son of Thomas and Alice (Kelley) Ferrier. 
He was born in Bridgeport, Ontario, August 29th, 



350 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1846. At present they reside at Vallejo, California, 
where he is engaged in the lumber business. To 
them was born a family of six children, namely: V 
Alice Minerva, V Joseph, V William, V Magdalena, 
V Rebecca, and V Frances. 

6405 IV SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born Decem. 
ber 3lst, 1851. On May 12th, 1869, she was married 
to Nathaniel Bergey who was born May 12th, 1847. 
She died May 10th, 1880. See No. 893. 

6406 IV SNYDER, SARAH, was born July 27th, 1854. 
On December 31st, 1872, she was married to David 
Thaler who was born November 16th, 1848. They 
resided near Centre ville, a little east of Berlin, 
where he was engaged in farming. She died De- 
cember 9th, 1887, leaving a family of eight children, 
namely: V Joseph, V David, V Edwin (dead), V 
Rosa, V Sarah, V Simon, V Annie, and V Wesley 
(dead). 

6407 IV SNYDER, HANNAH, was born January 29th, 
1857. On March 8th, 1874, she was married to 
Aaron E. Shantz who was born April 7th, 1853. See 
Aaron E. Shantz's family. 

6408 III SCHNEIDER, MOSES E., twin brother to 

Joseph E., was born November 24th, 1810. On April i2th, 
1836, he was married to Molly (Magdalena) (No. 1848), daughter 
of Abraham and Molly (Miller) Clemens. She was born March 
3rd, 1820, and died January 29th, 1887. Soon after their mar- 
riage they moved about two miles east of Berlin where he was 
the owner of a beautiful farm. Here they raised eleven children, 
and some time after her death Mr. Schneider made his home 
with his son, Esra, who now resides in Berlin. He is enjoying 
ordinary good health and is still able to walk about and visit his 
friends. The names of his children are as follows: 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 351 

6409 IV SNYDER, BARBARA, was born September 
llth, 1838. On March 3rd, 1857, she was married to 
Noah Betzner, a farmer. See Nos. 934 to 942. 

6410 IV SCHNEIDER, ESRA, was bom September 

xyth, 1841. On March loth, 1868, he was married to Lucinda, 
daughter of Jacob Y. and Barbara (Biehn) Shantz. She was 
born September ;th, 1848. Soon after their marriage Mr. 
Schneider quit working at his trade, carpentering, and moved to 
Breslau where he followed farming until 1892, then he sold out 
and moved to Berlin where he is now engaged in the button 
factory. His family consists of four children, viz: 

6411 V SNY0ER, MELISSA, was born May 2nd, 1869. 
On March 28th, 1889, she was married to Ephraim 
Moyer, a farmer. See Ephraim Moyer's family. 

6412 V SNYDER, ANNIE, was born November 18th, 
1870. On March 29th, 1889, she was married to 
Jeremiah Shantz, a farmer. They reside near 
Didsbury, Alberta, N. W. T. To them are born 
three children, namely: VI Alson, VI Wilfred, and 
VI Elenora. 

6413 V SNYDER, EDWIN, v-as born September 18th, 
1872. He is engaged in the J. Y. Shantz & Son 
button factory in Buffalo, N. Y., and is unmarried. 

6414 V SNYDER, ALVIN, was born April 26th, 1876. 
He resides with his parents in Berlin. 

6415 IV SNYDER, MAGDALENA, was born Septem- 
ber 26th, 1844. On June 5th, 1870, she was married 
to John Snider, a farmer. See John Snider's family. 

6416 I^V SNYDER, LEVI C., was born July llth, 1847. 
On May 29th, 1870, he was married to Mary Betzner 

(No. 951) and after her decease to Magdalena 
Histand (No. 3744). At present he resides on a large 



352 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

farm near Breslau where be is engaged in farming. 
His family consisted of nine children, of whom the 
three eldest were born unto his first wife. Their 
names are as follows: V Norman, V Urias (dead), 
V Mary (dead), V Abraham, V Amsey, V Leander, 
V Ervine, V Lily Ann, and V Clayton. 

6417 IV SNYDER, ISAAC C., was born March 12th, 
1850. On September 5th, 1875, he was married to 
Mary Ann, [daughter of Samuel Y. and Esther 
(Erb) Shantz. She was born April 27th, 1855. 
They reside a little south of Berlin where he is 
engaged in farming and working with the carpen- 
ters. To them was born a family of eight children, 
namely: V Ibra, V Urba (dead), V Clara (dead), V 
Maggie, V Samuel, V Moses, V Elsie, and V Isaac. 

6418 IV SNYDER, MARY ANN, was born September 
12th, 1852. She is unmarried and resides in the 
town of Berlin where she is having her home with 
her brother, Esra. 

6419 IV SNYDER, EPHRAIM C., was born August 
1 9th, 1855. After leaving school he worked with the carpenters 
and builders for several years but after he was married he worked 
his father's farm for some time. On November 8th, 1887, he 
moved to Berlin where he was engaged in the grocery business 
until 1890 when he entered the printing business and is now 
foreman of The Berlin Publishing Company, Limited, Berlin, 
Ontario. Mr. Snyder is a gentleman of energy and perseverance 
and has a thorough knowledge of the business in which he is 
engaged and at present has seven skilled hands working under 
him. He is courteous and gentlemanly in bearing, and highly 
esteemed by all in the community. On March i6th, 1880, he 
was married to Maggie, daughter of Isaac R. and Catharine 
(Gehman) Gulp. She was born near Jordan, Lincoln County, 
Ontario, June 2oth, 1857. To them were born two children, 
namely: V Alda and V Ada. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 353 

6420 IV SNYDER, NOAH C., was born February 24th, 
1858. He is unmarried and resides with Mr. Noah 
Betzner. 

6421 IV SNYDER, MOSES C., was born November 2nd, 

1860. He was raised on the farm. When well up in his "teens" 
he went to Berlin and served his time with Messrs Brown & Erb 
in learning the glove making business. He is now a practical 
cutter of gloves and mitts and was engaged with the named 
firm until lately when they moved to Toronto where he now is 
engaged in working at his trade. On June loth, 1886, he was 
married to Martha Jane, daughter of Amos and Sarah (Nicholson) 
Rolling. She was born in Whitchurch Township, York County 
Ontario, June i2th, 1863. To them were born two children, 
namely: V Sarah and V Wilber. 

6422 IV SNYDER, HANNAH C., was born October 
2nd, 1862. She is unmarried and has her home with 
her brother, Levi. 

6423 IV SNYDER, LUCENA, was bom January 16th, 
1865. She is unmarried and has her home with her 
brother, Esra. 



6424 II SCHNEIDER, HENRY, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, December 7th, 1773, and died 
an infant, aged several months. 

6425 II SCHNEIDER, ANNA, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, September 3rd, 1775. She 
was married to Peter Ruth who was born March 
13th, 1767, and died July 16th, 1835. They resided 
near Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where their family of eight children settled. 
She died January 24th, 1855. 

642611 SCHNEIDER, CATHARINE, was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, June 17th, 1777. 



354 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

She was married to Christian Hernley who was 
born February 13th, 1771, and died August 8th, 1848. 
They had a family of eight children all of whom 
settled at Richland, Ohio. She died December 8th, 

1855. 

6427 II SCHNEIDER, HENRY, the youngest child of 
old Jacob and Mary (Hershey) Schneider, was born 
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, December 25th, 
1778. He was married to Mary Witmer who was 
born August 23rd, 1783, and died January 27th, 1863. 
His family consisted of ten children all of whom 
resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He 
died June 4th, 1864. 



SCHRODER. 



The family by this name are all descendants of John Schroder, a 
native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was born in 
1802. About the year 1836 he emigrated to Canada and settled 
in Berlin, Ontario, where he was widely known by all parties. 
He was married to Mary, daughter of John and Polly (Heckedon) 
Haus. She was born a few miles west of Waterloo in 1818 and 
died in Berlin, at their old home on Queen Street East, Novem- 
ber i4th, 1888. He died May loth, 1887. To them was born 
a family of eight children. Their names are as follows: 

6428 II SCHRODER, SUSANNAH, is married to 
Henry Bachman. They reside in the town of 
Berlin where he is engaged as mail collector. Their 
family consists of four children, namely: III Solo- 
mon, III Leopold, III Anna, and III Adline. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 355 

6429 II SCHRODER, LEVI, was married to Mary 
Reichert arid resided in Elmira where he died in 
1889, leaving a family of four children, namely: III 
Anderson, III Annie, III Maggie, and III Ervine. 

6430 II SCHRODER, ADLINE, was married to George 
Dopp. They resided in Berlin where he died May 
21st, 1879, leaving the following family, namely: III 
Samuel, III Lizzie, III Mary Ann, III Louisa, III 
Franklin, III Matilda, III Amelia, III John and III 
George (dead). 

6431 II SCHRODER, VERONICA, is married to Joseph 
Reichert. They reside in Peabody, Kansas, and 
have a large family but names of children were not 
received. 

6432 II SCHRODER, ADAM, is married to Anna 
Klein and resides in Dakota where he is engaged in 
the meat business. They have a family. 

6433 II SCHRODER, MARY, is married to George 
Menger. They reside in Fergus, Ontario, where 
he is proprietor of a hotel. Their family is as 
follows, namely: III William, III Charles, III 
George, III Franklin, III Maria, III Alfred, III 
Elma, and III Arnetta. 

6434 II SCHRODER, AMOS, a shoemaker by trade, was 
married to Hannah Kostof. They resided in Berlin 
where he died in 1894. To them were born three 
children, namely: III Archibald, III Ivanhoe, and 
III Edward. 

6435 II SCHRODER, SIMEON, a carpenter by trade, 
is married to Regina Kostof. They reside in Berlin 
where he is engaged in one of the factories. To 
them are born three children, namely: III Bella, III 
Laura, and III Milton. 



SCHUH. 

(Now spelled Shuh.) 

6436 I SCHUH, JACOB, one of the original settlers of 

York County, Pennsylvania, came from Holland with his wife 
and family in the year 1720. After spending several months in 
Germantown he went to Lancaster County where he resided for 
several years, thence moved to York County, near York, the 
county town. Here he settled in 1729. To whom he was mar- 
ried and what number of children he had could not be ascer- 
tained. The names of some of the children were II Joseph, II 
Philip, II Henry, and II Anna. No trace of the last three 
named nor of their descendants can be given. 

6437 II SCHUH, JOSEPH, was born in 1717. He re- 
tained the old homestead of his father, Jacob 
Schuh, and had a family of several children. He 
died in 1795. One of his sons was named III Jacob. 

6438 III SCHUH, JACOB, was born in 1755 and resided 
on the old "Schuh Farm" in York County, Pennsyl- 
vania. It is not known to whom he was married, 
neither what number of children he had. We 
know the names of two sons, IV Henry and IV 
Jacob, and one daughter was married to John 
Keller. Of Jacob nothing is known. 

6439 IV SCHUH, HENRY, eldest son of Jacob Schuh, 

was born March 22nd. 1785. On October i3th, 1807, he was 
married to Mary Kaufman who wac born August i7th, 1788, and 
died July 27th, 1854. In spring, 1824, he, with wife and family 
of seven children, moved from York County, Pennsylvania, to 
Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. They first 
located on the "Eschelman Farm" east of Berlin, now possessed 
by Henry S. Boehmer. Here they resided one year, then, in 
1825, he purchased a farm two miles east of Berlin, now pos- 



BIOGEAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATEELOO. 357 

sessed by Cyrus Cressman, to which place he then moved. 
Their family consisted of ten children, of whom the three young- 
est were born in this county. He was an ordained minister of 
the Mennonite body whom he served faithfully unto his end. 
He died in Hay Township, Huron County, while engaged in 
fulfilling his ministerial appointments. Whil^ taking refresh- 
ments at the home of one of his friends he had a stroke of 
paralysis causing instant death. His death took place January 
8th, 1837. 

6440 V SHUH, ANNA, the eldest of named family, was 
born in York County, Pennsylvania, December 31st, 
1808. On June 8th, 1830, she was married to George 
D. Shoemaker, a farmer. She has had a family of 
ten children, of whom six <tre still living. Her 
death took place August 20th, 1895. See George 
D. Shoemaker's family. 

6441 V SHUH, CATHARINE, was born March 29th, 
1811. On June llth, 1835, lightning struck her 
father's house, instantly killing her. She was not 
married. 

6442 V SHUH, MARY, was born July 19th, 1813, and 
died May 4th, 1832. 

6443 V SHUH, BENJAMIN, was born November 15th, 

1815. In 1824 he came to Canada with his parents and worked 
for old Abraham Kolb for one year, then he went to Tobias 
Kolb's. After being at the latter place for some time he went to 
Preston where he engaged himself to Joseph Erb, proprietor of 
the Cambridge Mills. Here he remained eight years in all. He 
was one year with Samuel Bowman of Blair. On December 4th, 
1849, ne was married to Leah, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Wagner) Bergey. She was born January 24th, 1824, and when 
a mere infant she was adopted by old David Shantz who resided 
on the east end of lot No. i, German Company's Tract, Waterloo 
County, where she was raised and still resides with her son, 



358 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

David. Here Mr. Shuh died January 2ist, 1892. Their family 
consisted of three children, viz: 

6444 VI SHUH, DAVID, was born March llth, 1851- 

On January 8th, 1878, he was married to Barbara, daughter of 
Rev. Moses and Anna (Cressman) Bowman. She was born 
March ist, 1857. On March i8th, 1878, they moved to the 
township of Wallace where they followed farming until February 
1 4th, 1889, when they moved home on his father's farm, known 
as the old "David Shantz" or "Shuh" farm. Here they are still 
residing. Their family consists of six children, viz: 

6445 VII SHUH, LOVINA, was born.in Wallace Town- 
ship, January 26th, 1879. 

6446 VII SHUH, BENJAMIN, was born in Wallace 
Township, March 14th, 1880. 

6447 VII SHUH, SUSANNAH, was born in Wallace 
Township, March 14th, 1882. 

6448 VII SHUH, ANNA, was born June 25th, 1884, and 
died July 10th, 1886. 

6449 VII SHUH, MILTON, was born in Wallace Town- 
ship, July 14th, 1886. 

6450 VII SHUH, MELVIN, was born in Berlin, Sep- 
tember 29th, 1889. 

6451 VI SHUH, JOSEPH, second son of Benjamin 
Shuh, was born September 16th, 1852. He is not 
married. At present he has his home with his 
brother, David, whom he assists on the farm. 

6452 VI SHUH, HANNAH, the only daughter of 
Benjamin Shuh, was born April 4th, 1859. She is 
home with her mother where she spends her time in 
the service of her Master and in caring for and 
attending to her aged mother for which she de- 
serves all praise and credit. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 359 

6453 V SHUH, LYDIA, was born November 30th, 1817. 
She died September 8th, 1873, at George D. Shoe- 
maker's where she had her home for many years. 
She was never married. 

6454 V SHUH, HENRY, was born June 8th, 1820. He 
died on Sunday, November 4th, 1832. His body 
was found in the swamp and by all appearances 
seemed to have been murdered by some one. 

6455 V SHUH, SARAH, was born June 9th, 1823. In 
October, 1871, she was married to Jacob Y. Shantz. 
They resided in Berlin where she died April 8th, 
1893. 

6456 V SHUH, MAGDALENA, was born November 
29th, 1825, and died July 10th, 1893. On April 13th, 
1851, she was married to Rev. Isaac Weber who was 
born September 19th, 1829, and died February 5th, 
1892. See Rev. Isaac Weber's family. 

6457 V SHUH, JOHN, was born October 30th, 1828. 

After the decease of his father, he, together with his mother and 
his sister, Lydia, made their home with George D. Shoemaker, 
where he was raised. In 1846 he went to Jacob S. Shoemaker, 
Bridgeport, where he was engaged in the large mills. Here he 
remained until 1851, then he went to Berlin and commenced 
clerking for Mr. Henry Huber who then did business in a small 
roughcast store situated where now is the American Hotel. A 
few months later he engaged himself to Hoffman & Co., in whose 
services he remained until 1856 when he came to the town of 
Waterloo and entered into partnership with J. Hoffman and Isaac 
Weaver, under the firm of John Shuh & Co. Here he remained 
in active service as a general merchant until 1889 when he sold 
out to the firm of Shuhf & Snider. Since then he has lived a 
more retired life. He is president of the Waterloo Woollen 
Mills and also one of the directors of the Waterloo Mutual Fire 
Insurance Company. He was married to Susannah, daughter of 

t Mr. Shuh of this firm >vas Mr. Levi Shuh, youngest son of John Shuh. 



360 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

David and Catharine (Eby) Weber. She was born April igth, 
1836, and died August yth, 1863. After her decease he was 
again married to Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Mary 
(Landis) Hoffman. She was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, August i6th, 1840, and came to Canada in 1862. Mr. 
Shuh's family consists of three children, two of whom were born 
unto his first wife. Names are as follows: 

6458 VI SHUH, FRANKLIN, was born in the town of 
Waterloo, June 26th, 1858. On January 10th, 1882, 
he was married to Catharine, daughter of Moses 
Shantz. She was born June 8th, 1863. Soon after 
his marriage he moved two miles north of the town 
of Waterloo, on the farm known as " Conrad 
Schmitt's Place" where he still resides. His family 
consists of four children, namely: VII Clayton, VII 
Mabel, VII Clarence, and VII Norman. 

6459 VI SHUH, LEVI, the second son, was born in the 
town of Waterloo, December 29th, 1861. He is mar. 
ried to Lovina, daughter of John Schwartz, and 
resides in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged 
in the office of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance 
Company. His family consists of one child named 
VII Cecil. 

6460 VI SHUH, MARY H., was born March 7th, 1865. 
She is unmarried and resides with her parents. 

6461 V SHUH, JACOB, the youngest in his father's 
family, was born January 29th, 1831. He was a 
cabinet maker by trade. In 1852 he was married to 
Nancy Master. They resided in Berlin where he 
died March 23rd, 1875, leaving a widow and a family 
of six children, viz: 

6462 VI SHUH, ADLINE, was born January 17th, 1853. 
She is married to William Henry Barrett, a glove 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 361 

manufacturer. They reside in Berlin and have had 
a family of one child named VII Andrew Scott, 
died September 6th, 1890. 

6463 VI SHUH, MARY ANN, was bom May 9th, 1854. 
She was married to Harry Messett and resides in 
Berlin and has a family of ten children, namely: 
VII Mildred, died August 1st, 1886, VII Jennie, VII 
Henry, VII Florence, VII Adelaide, VII Alice 
Maude, VII Edmund Clemens, VII Charley Roy, 
VII Marion, and VII Ralph. 

6464 VI SHUH, ALLAN, was born November 13th, 
1855. He was married to Martha Grendon and 
resided in Berlin where he was engaged as a marble 
cutter. He died April 8th, 1892, leaving a family of 
two children, namely: VII Jay Laren and VII 
Fanny who died May 10th, 1893. 

6465 VI SHUH, MILTON, was born April 2nd, 1858, 
and died August 2nd, 1877. 

6466 VI SHUH, HENRY, was born October 22nd, 1860, 
and died December 4th, 1881. 

6467 VI SHUH, ALICE FLOS, was born September 
26th, 1872, and died July 27th, 1876. 




SCHWARTZ. 



Among the early settlers of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 
we find the name of Schwartz. The progenitor of this family 
was I Abraham Schwartz, a native of the Palatinate, Germany. 
He came to America probably as early as 1740 and settled in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. We find that he was a 
bishopt of the Mennonite body and when advanced in years the 
good old man lost his eyesight and became perfectly blind, but 
he still continued to fulfil his ministerial duties.! He would 
have some one to read a portion of scripture from which he_ 
would select his text for the occasion. His faithfulness in the 
fulfilment of his ministerial duties under such difficulties is 
indeed commendable. No one could give the writer any inform- 
ation in regard to the family of Bishop Schwartz. All that could 
be ascertained was that one of his grandchildren,* named Chris- 
tian, moved to Canada, who proves to be the progenitor of the 
family of that name. 

6468111 SCHWARTZ, CHRISTIAN, was born in 
Tonamencin Township, Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania, August 20th, 1784. He was married to 
Sophia Ruth who was born August 23rd, 1787, and 
died February 23rd, 1880. During the early part of 
the present century they moved to Canada and 
settled in Waterloo County, near Preston, where 
they both died. He died May 12th, 1848. To them 
was born a family of eight children, viz: 

6469 IV SCHWARTZ, JESSE, the eldest in family, 
was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 
July 12th, 1807. He was married to Magdalena, 
daughter of John and Nancy (Erb) Bricker. She 

t The probability i>' that he was an ordained bishop ere he emigrated to America. 
} From "History of the Mer.nonites," by D. K. Cassell. 
* Tradition has it that his father was also named Christian. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 363 

was born February 21st, 1812, and died in Breslau, 
March 20th, 1867. He died January 14th, 1886. 
Their family consisted of four children, viz: 

6470 V SCHWARTZ, LYDIA, the eldest in the family, 
was born June 12th, 1833. She was married to 
Henry Clemens, a farmer. They reside in Bosan- 
quet Township, Lambton County, Ontario. Their 
family is as follows, namely: VI Isaac C., VI Simon, 
VI Jesse C., VI John, VI Maggie, VI Minnie, VI 
Lucinda, and VI Malinda. See No. 1665 to 1673. 

6471 V SCHWARTZ, SARAH, was born January 18th, 
1835. She is married to Cyrus Erb, a retired 
farmer. They reside in Preston, Ontario. Their 
family consists of four children, namely: VI Mary 
Ann, VI John Henry, VI Cyrus W., and VI Milton. 
See Cyrus Erb's family. 

6472 V SCHWARTZ, JOHN, was born January 9th, 
1838, and died December 28th, 1855. 

6473V SCHWARTZ, NANCY, was born April 17th, 
1840. She is married to Joseph K. Erb, a retired 
farmer. They reside in Preston, Ontario, and have 
a family of two children, namely: VI Lena and VI 
Lydia. See Joseph K. Erb's family. 

6474 IV SCHWARTZ, DAVID, was born May 15th, 
1809, and died December 20th, 1834. He was mar- 
ried to Susannah Bergey who was again married to 
John Bricker. See Nos. 890 and 1260. To Mr. and 
Mrs. Schwartz was born one child, viz: 

6475 V SCHWARTZ, SOPHIA, was born July 12th, 
1834. She was married to Enoch D. Snyder. They 
resided in Middlesex County, Ontario, where she 
died April 21st, 1877, leaving a family as follows, 



364 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

namely: VI Lovina, VI Angeline, VI Susannah, VI 
Isaiah, VI Emanuel, VI Ezra, VI Clara, and VI 
Lydia Ann. See Enoch D. Snyder's family. 



6476 IV SCHWARTZ, LEAH, was born November 
15th, 1811. She was married to Deacon Jacob 
Hagey who was born January 13th, 1808, and died 
April 9th, 1893. They resided at Preston, Ontario, 
where she died May 28th, 1882. To them were born 
eight children, namely: V John, V Ezra (dead), 
V Abram, "V David, V Rebecca, V Sallie, V Jacob, 
and V Levi. See Deacon Jacob Hagey's family. 

6477 IV SCHWARTZ, HENRY, was born May 8th, 
1816. On December 14th, 1842, he was married to 
Elizabeth Saltzberry. She was born March llth, 
1823. They resided in Waterloo Township where 
he was engaged in farming. He died near Stras- 
burg, Ontario, May 27th, 1887. His widow resides 
in Strasburg, Ontario. Their family consisted of 
three children, viz: 

6478 V SCHWARTZ, JACOB S., was born November 
23rd, 1843. He was first married to Catharine Israel 
who was born June 9th, 1846, and died June 23rd, 
1888. On July 23rd, 1889, he was again married 
to Henrietta Seibert. She was born July 7th, 1864. 
Mr. Schwartz's family consists of ten children, viz: 

6479 VI SCHWARTZ, ANUELINE, was born October 
18th, 1865. She is married to John Fleischmann, a 
carpenter. They reside in Hespeler, Ontario. 

6480 VI SCHWARTZ, AMOS, was bora July 19th, 1867. 
He is married to Rose Thornton. They reside in 
Hamilton, Ontario, where he is engaged as a spinner 
in one of the woollen mills, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 365 

6481 VI SCHWARTZ, HENRY, was born April 21st, 
1870. He is married to Lillie McQuain. They 
reside in Gralt where he is engaged as a moulder in 
one of the large foundries. 

6482 VI SCHWARTZ, SIMON, was born January 6th, 
1872. He is a moulder and is engaged in one of the 
Preston foundries. 

6483 VI SCHWARTZ, ISRAEL, was born February 
13th, 1874. He is a clerk in some dry goods store. 

6484 VI SCHWARTZ, RACHEL, was born October 
6th, 1876. She is engaged in one of the mills at 
Doon. 

6485 VI SCHWARTZ, MARY ANN, was born July 
17th, 1878. 

6486 VI SCHWARTZ, MALINDA MAY, was born 
June 4th, 1881. 

6487 VI SCHWARTZ, HERBERT CHARLES, was 
July 7th, 1884. 

6488 VI SCHWARTZ, SILKE SIDILLA, was born 
February 23rd, 1894. 

6489 V SCHWARTZ, MARY, was born April 4th, 1845, 
and died August 18th, 1866. She was not married. 

6490 V SCHWARTZ, JOHN, was born May 13th, 1853. 
He is married to Magdalena Israel. They reside at 
New Dundee, Ontario, and have three children, 
namely: VI Byron, VI Ervine, and VI Carrie. 

6491 IV SCHWARTZ, ELIZABETH, twin sister to 
Henry, was born May 8th, 1816. She was married 
to Gerard Wheeler who was born in 1811 and died 
January 30th, 1890. They resided north of Hespeler, 



366 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

near Guelph Road, where she died September 6th, 
1849. To them were born five children, namely: V 
Jacob, V Nancy, V Elizabeth, V Leah, and V Rachel. 

6492 IV SCHWARTZ, JACOB, was born January 1st, 

1819. In 1841 he was married to Maria, daughter of Abraham 
and Catharine (Bergey) Honsberger. She was born June i3th, 
1821. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm about 
a mile west of the Manheim school house. The farm is now 
possessed by Mr. Jacob S. Hallman, reeve of Wilmot. Here 
Mr. Schwartz died April 22:id, 1861. The widow is still living 
and has her home with her daughter, Mary, who resides in 
Berlin. To Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz were born ten children, viz: 

6493 V SCHWARTZ, LEAH, was born October 3rd, 
1841. She is married to Charles Miller, a farmer. 
They reside near Hanover, Bruce County, Ontario. 
Their family is as follows, namely: VI Salome, VI 
Lizzie, VI John, VI William, VI Charles, VI Simon, 
VI Amelia, VI David, VI Louisa, VI Catharine, VI 
Mary, VI Jacob, VI Amos, and VI Fannie. 

6494 V SCHWARTZ, AMOS, was born April 8th, 1843. 
He is married to Veronica Huether and resides in 
Virginia, U. S., where he is engaged in farming. 
To them are born eleven children, namely: VI 
Sybilla, VI Melinda, VI Susannah, VI Maud, VI 
Wellesley, VI Simon, VI Selda, VI Salome, VI 
Fannie, VI Clarina, and VI Mabel. 

6495 V SCHWARTZ, ISAAC, was born April 8th, 1845. 
He is married to Salome Israel. They reside in 
Michigan where he is engaged in farming. To 
them are born nine children, namely: VI Mary, VI 
Margaret, VI Eva, VI Isaac, VI William, VI Allen, 
VI Lydia, VI Amanda, and VI Salome. 

6496 V SCHWARTZ, CATHARINE, was born Novem- 
ber 2nd, 1847. She is married to William Liebler, a 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 367 

farmer. They reside near Brown City, Michigan. 
To them are born ten children, namely: VI Alvin, 
VI Clara, VI Cora, VI Ervin, VI Clayton, VI 
Aaron, VI Edward, VI Simon, VI Mary Ann, and 
VI Norman. 

6497 V SCHWARTZ, MENNO, was born February 8th, 

1849, and died February 22nd, 1849. 

6498V SCHWARTZ, JACOB, was born February 9th, 

1850. He is married to Catharine Temple and re- 
sides in Waterloo County where he is engaged in 
farming. To them are born the following children, 
namely: VI Isaac, VI William, VI Levi, VI Daniel, 
VI Jacob, and VI Melvin. 

6499 V SCHWARTZ, ABRAM, was born March 12th, 
1852. He is married to Susannah Bergey. They 
reside on the old u Betzner Farm" near Doon. Their 
family is as follows, namely: VI Isaiah (dead), VI 
Jemima, VI Priscilla, VI Minerva, VI Lydia Ann 
(dead), VI Hannah (dead), VI Susannah, VI Wel- 
lington, and VI Oliver (dead). 

6500 V SCHWARTZ, DAVID, was born May 24th, 

1854, and died October 27th, 1854. 

6501 V SCHWARTZ, SIMON, was born August 5th, 

1855. He is married to Mary E. Wingham. They 
reside at Williamsburg, Waterloo County, Ontario, 
where he is engaged in teaching the Williamsburg 
public school. His family consists of six children, 
namely: VI Cora, VI Bertha, VI Miles, VI Clayton, 
VI Mary, and VI Simon. 

6502 V SCHWARTZ, MARY, was born November llth, 
1859. She is married to Aaron K. Devitt. They 
reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged as 
cutter in the Williams, Greene & Rome shirt 



368 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

factory. Their family consists of six children, 
namely: VI Roscoe, VI Orton, VI Arvilla, VI 
Adela, VI Lola, and VI Armiutha. 

6503 IV SCHWARTZ, CATHARINE, was born Feb- 
ruary 5th, 1823. On March 2nd, 1841, she was 
married to Jacob Huber who was born November 
15th, 1817, and died in Berlin where his widow still 
resides, December 8th, 1890. To them was born a 
family of thirteen children, namely: VI Benjamin, 
VI Fannie, VI Sophia, VI Ephraim, VI Sarah Ann, 
VI Mariah, VI David, VI Louisa, VI Malinda, VI 
Leah, VI Henry, VI Lydia Ann, and VI Jacob S. 
See Jacob Huber's family. 

6504 IV SCHWARTZ, SALLIE, was bom February 
8th, 1826. She was married to Henry Hagey who 
was born March 2nd, 1823, and died in Preston 
April 15th, 1891. She died August 1st, 1887. To 
them was born a family of seven children, namely: 
V Isaac, V Jonas, V Lydia, V Sarah, V Sophia, V 
Elizabeth, and V Amelia. See Henry Hagey's 
family. 




SEIBERT. 



6505 I SEIBERT, JACOB, whose parents, were natives 

of Switzerland, was born in Bavaria, Germany, about the yea r 
1798. In 1822 he was married to Elizabeth Stein who was born 
probably in iSoo.f In the year 1827 they, with their family of 
one child, emigrated to America and settled in Welland County, 
Ontario, nearly opposite the city of Buffalo, New York, where 
they resided for a little more than a year. From here they 
moved to Waterloo County and settled temporarily a little east of 
Berlin.* From here they moved to Wilmot Township and 
settled on lot No 4,| Upper Road, where they resided until their 
family had arrived at maturity. When old the parents made 
their home with their son, John, who resides at Petoskey, Mich- 
igan, where she died in August, 1870, and he died in 1876. To 
them was born a family of six children, viz: 

6506 II SEIBERT, JACOB S., was born in Bavaria, 
Germany, July 4th, 1823. On October 28th, 1845, he 
was married to Magdalena Erb who was born Octo- 
ber 8th, 1823, and died January 2nd, 1849. After 
her decease Mr. Seibert was married to Elizabeth 
Erb, sister to his first wife. She was born February 
7th, 1825. They reside in Bridgeport where he 
followed his trade for many years but now they 
live retired. His family consists of nine children, 
viz: 

6507 III SEIBERT, LEVI, was born August 2nd, 1846. 
He is married to Magdalena Wiist and resides in 
Berlin where he is engaged as an undertaker by 
The Simpson Company. His family consists of 

t She >vas two years his junior in age. 

* In the old log house th?t stood at the side of the road on Mr. Jno. Brubacher's farm, 
along thi marsh where now Peter M. Weber resides. 
J Farm now possessed by C. Dietri-h. 
Cabinet maker and builder. 



370 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

three children, namely: IV Willliam, IV Joseph, 
and IV Elma. 

6508 III SEIBERT, JEREMIAH, was born October 
3rd, 1847, and died July 27th, 1848. 

6509 III SEIBERT, WILLIAM, was born October 8th, 
1848, and died July 28th, 1854. 

6510 III SEIBERT, ELIZABETH, was born August 
19th, 1850, and died September 9th, 1866. 

6511 III SEIBERT, AARON E., was born December 
8th, 1851. He is married to Mary Bleam and resides 
in Bridgeport where he is engaged in farming at 
times and in travelling during the summer and fall 
season. Their family is as follows: IV Albrey, IV 
Milton, IV Amba, IV Olive (dead), and IV Elmer. 

6512 III SEIBERT, NELSON, was born May 16th, 1853, 
and died August 12th, 1854. 

6513 III SEIBERT, MATILDA, was born September 
13th, 1855, and died May 23rd, 1856. 

6514 III SEIBERT, FRANKLIN E., was born May 
29th, 1857. He is a cabinet maker by trade and is 
engaged with The Simpson Company of Berlin, 
where he resides. He is married to Sarah Bedford 
and has a family of nine children, namely: IV Alice, 
IV Oliver, IV Mabel, IV Lucy, IV Albert, IV 
Eddison, IV Franklin, IV Nelson, and IV Herbert. 

6515 HI SEIBERT, JACOB E., was born January 4th, 
1859. He was married to Jennie Pernettu and 
resided in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she died 
in 1893, leaving one son named IV Russell. At 
present Mr. Seibert resides with his parents at 
Bridgeport, Ontario, where he is following his trade, 
namely, cabinet making and building. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 371 

6516 II SEIBERT, ADAM S., was born May 7th, 1828. 
He was married to Lydia E. Eby. They resided in 
Port Elgin, Ontario, where he died May 14th, 1886, 
leaving a widow and a family as follows, namely: 
III Elizabeth (dead), III David, III Magdalena, III 
Jeremiah, III Benjamin (dead), III Louisa, III 
Daniel, and III Lydia. 

6517 II SEIBERT, JOHN S., is married to Veronica 
Scheirich. They reside in Petoskey, Michigan! 
where he is engaged in contracting and building. 
To them was born a family of nine children, namely: 
III Albert, III Peter, III William, III Maggie, III 
Tina, III David, III Samuel, III Addison, and a 
daughter whose name was not received. 

6518 II SEIBERT, HENRY S., was born July 17th, 
1834. He is married to Albertina Stein who was 
born December 15th, 1840. They reside in Bridge- 
port, Ontario, where he is engaged as a mason and 
bricklayer. To them was born the following 
family, viz: 

6519 HI SEIBERT, NELSON, was born September 
21st, 1860, and died August 3rd, 1861. 

6520 III SEIBERT, FANNIE, was born May 13th, 1862. 
She is engaged in dressmaking. 

6521 III SEIBERT, HENRIETTA, was born July 7th, 
1864. She is married to Jacob Schwartz. They 
reside in Strasburg, Ontario, and have a family of 
one child named IV Silke Sidilla. 

6522 III SEIBERT, MARY JANE, was bom October 
25th, 1866. 

6523 III SEIBERT, DANIEL, was born November 29th, 
1868. He is a mason. 



372 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6524 III SEIBERT, JULIUS, was born January 9th, 
1871, and died November 8th, 1877. 

6525 III SEIBERT, ALBERTINA, was born June 17th, 
1874. She is married to John C. W. Reist. They 
reside in Bloomingdale, Ontario, where he is en. 
gaged in the factory. They have a family but 
names were not received. 

6526 III SEIBERT, ELLEN, was born February 27th, 
1877. She resides in the village of Doon. 

6527 III SEIBERT, AMELIA, was born April 30th, 
1879, and died September 29th, 1832. 

6528 III SEIBERT, CHARLES HENRY, was born 
March 20th, 1882. 

6529 III SEIBERT, ALLAN, was born September 14th, 

1886. 

6530 II SEIBERT, VERONICA S., was born January 
18th, 1836. On December 7th, 1852, she was married 
to Adam Huff, a tailor. They reside in Bridgeport, 
Ontario, where they have had a family of nine 
children, namely: III Lydia, III Henry N., Ill 
Maggie, III Elizabeth, III Mary Jane, III Adam, 
III Matilda, III Emma, and III Alfred. 

6531 II SEIBERT, DAVID, the youngest in the family, 
is married to Jane Genie. They reside in Petoskey, 
Michigan, where he is engaged as a builder and 
contractor. His family consists of five children, 
namely: III William, III Jennie, III Walter, III 
Maggie, and III Edward. 



SHANTZ. 

Formerly spelled Tschantzen, then Schantzen, now Schantz, Shantz, Shants, and Shons. 

65321 SHANTZ, JACOB, was born in Switzerland 

about the year 1710. Owing to religious persecutions, he, with 
others, left their native home and went to Holland where they 
had the promise of protection from the persecuting parties by 
the Prince of Orange. Here he lived some fifteen years. Seeing 
so many of his co-religionists emigrating to America, besides 
being informed of the proclamation issued by William Penn, he 
at last decided to emigrate to America and settle among his co- 
religionists. He crossed the ocean in a vessel named "Towns- 
head" and landed safely at Philadelphia in the summer of 1737. 
He may have resided in Germantown for some time. In the 
year 1745 we find him and his family located in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania. What number of children he had could 
not be ascertained. We know that he was married twice. The 
children of his first wife were II Isaac, II Esther, and II Susan- 
nah, and from his second wife we have the record of only one 
son named II Christian. Old Jacob Shantz died in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, February 5th, 1781, aged a few months 
less than 71 years. He was buried in the Sprogell Cemetery, 
beside Magdalena, his first wife. 

6538 II SHANTZ, ESTHER, was married to Abraham 
Berge. Their descendants are still to be found in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was the 
grandmother of Jonas Bingeman of Berlin. 

6534 II SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was married to Abra- 
ham Wenger. Their descendants are in Mont- 
gomery and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania. 

6535 II SHANTZ, ISAAC, was born in Montgomery 

County, Pennsylvania, January i4th, 1748. On May 4th, 1774, 
he was married to Barbara Reiff who was born September 1 2th ? 



374 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1753. He died on his farni situated on the Schuylkill River, 
within the corporation of Pottstown, Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania, October nth, 1802. They had a family of nine chil- 
dren, eight of whom they raised. Their names are as follows: 
III Mary, III Abraham, III Christian, III Jacob, III Isaac, III 
David, III Veronica, III Samuel, and III Joseph. In 1808, she, 
with her two sons, David and Isaac, and her daughter, Veronica, 
moved to Canada and settled on the farm now possessed by 
Abraham H. Warn bold, about one and one-half miles south of 
Berlin, and part of this farm is now possessed by Enos Shantz, 
one of her great-grandchildren. Here she resided until her 
death which took place September 25th, 1820. fShe was of an 
amiable disposition, rather small in statue but robust and of 
a quick turn. At 60 years of age she would mount her pony like 
a young man. She is buried in the Christian Eby Burial 
Ground, Berlin, Ontario. We shall now give the descendants of 
Isaac Shantz. 

6536 III SHANTZ, MARY, was born near Pottstown, 

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March i3th, 1775. On May 
2nd, 1797, she was married to John Shoemaker. They resided 
on the Swamp Creek, in Frederick Township, at what is known 
as "Shoemaker's Mills." Here they had a family of nine chil- 
dren, of whom two died young. For particulars see John 
Shoemaker's family. She came to Canada in 1829 with her 
three youngest children, and during the eve of her life she had 
her home with her daughter, Magdalena, where she died April 
6th, 1866. 

6537 III SHANTZ, ABRAHAM, the eldest son of Isaac 

Shantz, was born December i5th, 1776. He was married to 
Allie Hunsberger who was born January 2oth, 1775, and died 
August 27th, 1821. They resided, after they came to Canada, 
On the farm now possessed by Isadore B. Snydc-r, a little east of 
Berlin. Not finding the country to his expectations and the 
winter too severe for himself, he left Canada and moved to 
Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, not far from Pittsburg, 

t Contributed by her son, Joseph. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 375 

where he died December 28th, 1856. He had a family of ten 
children, viz: 

6538 IV SHANTZ, MOSES H., eldest son of Abraham 
Shantz, was born September 14th, 1804, and died 
September 18th, 1884. He was married three times, 
first to Nancy Stauffer, after her decease to Catha- 
rine Weisz, and after the decease of his second wife 
to Elizabeth Erb. There were three children of 
first marriage but they all died in infancy. Names 
are not given. With second wife there were seven 
children arid with third wife thirteen. Names are 
as follows: 

6539 V SHANTZ, JOHN W., eldest son of second wife, 
was born January 12th, 1839, and was married to 
Polly Moyer. He died October 21st, 1881. 

6540 V SHANTZ, JACOB W., the second son, was born 
July 23rd, 1840. He was married to Maggie Allan, 
September 4th, 1868. 

6541 V SHANTZ, DAVID W., the third son, was born 
February 3rd, 1842. He was married to Fannie 
Shelly, July 4th, 1861. 

6542 V SHANTZ, JONAS W., the fourth son, was born 
November 18th, 1843. He was married to Phietta 
B. Schweitzer. 

6543 V SHANTZ, SARAH B., the eldest daughter of 
second wife, was born October 19th, 1845. She was 
first married to Alexander McKie October 29th, 
1867. After his death she was married to Evert 
Farmer, March 20th, 1876. 

6544 V SHANTZ, MARY W., the second daughter, 
was born September 20th, 1847. On November 4th, 
1867, she was married to John Randall. 

6545 V SHANTZ, JOSEPH W., the youngest son of 



376 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

second wife, was born December 26th, 1849. On 
September 3rd, 1874, he was married to Emma Nold. 

6546 V SHANTZ, ELIZA E., the eldest daughter of 
third wife, was born February 25th, 1858. On June 
15th, 1876, she was married to Jacob Weigel. 

6547 V SHANTZ, BARBARA E., the second daughter, 
was born March 28th, 1859. On April 23rd, 1878, 
she was married to Andrew J. Powell. 

6548 V SHANTZ, ELLEN E, was born September 2nd, 
1860. On October 17th, 1880, she was married to 
Shields W. Patterson. 

6549 V SHANTZ, ELMOR E., was bom March 22nd, 
1862. On February 7th, 1881, he was married to 
Caroline Matilda Schaeffer. 

6550 V SHANTZ, LEAH E., was born July 6th, 1863, 
and died October 30th, 1863. 

6551 V SHANTZ, CATHERINE A., was born Septem- 
ber 8th, 1864. On February 18th, 1883, she was 
married to John Langbein. 

6552 V SHANTZ, MATILDA, born May 26th, 1866. 

6553 V SHANTZ, HENRY F., bora August 14th, 1867. 

6554 V SHANTZ, MAGGIE E., born April 9th, 1869. 

6555 V SHANTZ, AMANDA E, born December 8th, 
1871, died August 8th, 1872. 

6556 V SHANTZ, MOSES ALBERT, born September 
3rd, 1872, died June 3rd, 1874. 

6557 V SHANTZ, CHARLES LEVI, was born June 
22nd, 1875. 

6558 V SHANTZ, ANNIE, born September 1st, 1875, 
died June 16th, 1876. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OP WATERLOO. 377 

6559 IV SHANTZ, AARON, the second eldest of old 
Abraham Shantz's family, was born February 20th, 
1806, and died August 16th, 1875. He was married : 
to Elizabeth Zieger, March 14th, 1831. They had a 
family of fifteen children. 

6560V SHANTZ, CATHARINE Z., was born Feb- 
ruary 15th, 1832. She is married to S. P. P. Young i 
June 23rd, 1850. 

6561 V SHANTZ, ABRAHAM Z., was born May 27th, 
1833. On June 7th, 1854, he was married to Chris- 
tiana Heckert. 

6562 V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH Z., was born May 3rd, 
1835, and died January 17th, 1837. 

6563 V SHANTZ, DAVID Z., was born April 21st, 1837, 
and died September 4th, 1839. 

6564 V SHANTZ, BARBARA Z., was bom April 2nd, 

1839, and died September 4th, 1839. 

6565 V SHANTZ, NANCY Z., was born June 22nd, 

1840. She was married to John Hoerr. 

6566 V SHANTZ, ISAAC Z., was born June 26th, 1842, 
and died April 26th, 1845. 

6567 V SHANTZ, AMOS Z., was bom October 28th, 
1844, and died February 28th, 1845. 

6568 V SHANTZ, SAMUEL Z., was born January llth, 

1846, and died April 26th, 1846. 

6569 V SHANTZ, JOSEPH Z., was born January llth, 

1847, and died November llth, 1847. 

6570 V SHANTZ, MARIA Z., was born October 13th, 

1848, and died July 22nd, 1849. 

6571 V SHANTZ, AARON Z., was born October 15th, 

1849, He was married to Catharine W. Anderson, 
December 1st, 1870. 



378 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6572 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH Z., was born February 
26th, 1851, and died August 6th, 1851. 

6573 V SHANTZ, ELLEN Z., was born March 7th, 
1852, and died same day. 

6574 V SHANTZ, SIDNEY Z., was born October 29th, 
1853. 

6575 IV SHANTZ, CATHARINE, eldest daughter of 
Abraham Shantz, was born April 8th, 1807, and 
died in infancy. 

6576 IV SHANTZ, ISAAC, the third son of Abraham 
Shantz, was born February 12th, 1809. On October 
7th, 1830, he was married to Sarah Stauffer. He 
died January 21st, 1867. They had a family of 
twelve children, viz: 

6577 V SHANTZ, ANNA S , was bom May 31st, 1831, 
and died same day. 

6578V SHANTZ, MARY S, was born August 12th, 
1832. She was married to William Ransom, July 
3rd, 1855. 

6579 V SHANTZ, ABSALOM S., was born January 
12th, 1834, and died August 15th, 1876. He was 
married to Winneford Duston. 

6580 V SHANTZ, FRANCES S., was bora March 16th, 
1836. On September 14th, 1858, she was married to 
Philip Schupp. 

6581 V SHANTZ, ISAAC S., was born March 23rd, 

1838, On April 7th, 1876, he was married to Sarah 
A. Wills. 

6582 V SHANTZ, SARAH S., was born December 12th, 

1839. On September 19th, 1872, she was married to 
W. K. Lucas. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 379 

6583 V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH S., was born March 
14th, 1842, and died September 16th, 1858. 

6584 V SHANTZ, SUSAN S., was born April 8th, 1844. 
On October 2nd, 1884, she was married to John 
Atcheson. 

6585 V SHANTZ, SALOME S., was born October 27th, 
1846, and died March 21st, 1847. 

6586 V SHANTZ, JACOB S., was born March 17th, 

1849. On December 24th, 1872, he was married to 
Lizzie Ryan. 

6587 V SHANTZ, CALLIE S., was born September 5th, 

1850. On April 22nd, 1875, she was married to 
Alexander Tully. 

6588 V SHANTZ, NAOMI S., was born June 16th, 153. 
In October, 1881, she was married to Franklin H. 
Wills. 

6589 IV SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, the second daughter 
of Abraham Shantz, was born October 16th, 1811. 
On May 20th, 1828, she was married to Jonas Ziegler. 
She died June 28th, 1886. They had a family of 
twelve children, viz: 

V MARY, born June 4th, 1830, was married to 
Peter Nisbett September 22nd, 1845. 

V EZRA, born November 1st, 1831, died same day. 
V BENJAMIN, born May 30th, 1832, died same day. 

V MAGDALEN A, born September 30th, 1833, was 
married to Daniel Friedler January 1st, 1851. 

V JONAS, born December 26th, 1835, was married 
to Catherine Schaeffer December 23rd, 1858. 

V LUCETTA, born April 1st, 1838, was married to 
Jacob Hooping February 7th, 1857. 



880 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

V ALLIE, bom May 2nd, 1841, died October 3, 1842. 

V AARON, born May 5th, 1843, was married, to 
Emeline Textor March 16th, 1876. 

V NANCY, born August 14th, 1845, was married to 
Robert Crooks April 15th, 1865. 

V BARBARA, born December 21st, 1847, was mar- 
ried to Leslie Hazlett April 7th, 1870. She died 
December 3rd, 1887. 

V MARTHA, born November 10th, 1850, died Octo- 
ber 25th, 1852. 

V MOSES, born February 26th, 1853, was married 
to Susannah King January 7th, 1880. 

6590 IV SHANTZ, LENA, the third daughter of Abra- 

: ham Shantz, was bom September 3rd, 1812. She 

was married to Abraham Latschaw January 23rd, 

1834. She died June 30th, 1841. No information 
received in regard to her descendants. 

6591 IV SHANTZ, AMOS, the fourth son of old Abra- 
, ham Shantz,, was born August 23rd, 1814. On May 
18th, 1835, he was married to Catherine Latschaw 
who died December 17th, 1870. On September 10th, 
1872, he was again married to Margaret Jane Beatty 
who was born July 8th, 1832. He died June 7th, 
1884. Of first wife there were twelve children, and 
of second Wife there was one child. Their names 
are as follows: 

6592 V SHANTZ, NANCY L., was born October 9th, 

1835. On January 1st, 1851, she was married to 
Alexander Gilmore. 

6593 V SHANTZ, CATHERINE L., was born Novem- 
ber 4th, 1838. On January 1st, 1853, she was mar- 
ried to Daniel Bleakley. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 381 

6594V SHANTZ, AARON L., was born November 
22nd, 1840, and died August 28th, 1847. 

6595V SHANTZ, SIDNEY L., was born February 
28th, 1843, and died August 31st, 1847. 

6596V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH L., was born May 7th, 
1845, and died June 10th, 1847. 

6597 ^ 7 SHANTZ, CHRISTIAN L., was born June 2nd, 

-7, and died June 16th, 1847. 

6598 SHANTZ, SARAH L., was born August 5th, 
1848. She was married to R. W. Brown, May 27th, 

1866. 

6599 V SHANTZ, ELLEN L., was born April 8th, 1851, 
and died March 4th, 1855. 

6600V SHANTZ, AMOS L., was born November 22nd, 
1853. He was married to Mary Schuler, May 16th, 

. 1882. 

6601 V SHANTZ, HANNAH L., was born March 24th, 
1855, and was married to John Pryor, February 2nd, 
1875. She died December 15th, 1875. 

6602 V SHANTZ, MARY L., was born March 31st, 1855, 
and died February 3rd. 1861. 

6603 V SHANTZ, ANNIE L,, was born October 31st, 
1860, and died July llth, 1873. 

6604 V SHANTZ, HENRY B., only son of second wife, 
was born August 5th, 1874. 

6605 IV SHANTZ, MARY, was born July 16th, 1816, 
and died on the 21st of same month. 

6606 IV SHANTZ, DAVID, was born August 16th, 
1818. He was married to Mary Boyer, October 13th, 
1839. She was born August 31st, 1822, and died 



382 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

March 3rd, 1878. On March 4th, 1883, he was mar- 
ried to Catharine Lutz. With first wife he had a 
family of twelve children, viz: 

6607 V SHANTZ, HENRY B., was born December 3rd, 
1840. On August 25th, 1867, he was married to 
Sarah Musselman. He died March 14th, 1881. 

6608 V SHANTZ, JACOB B., was born October 13th, 
1842, and died January 16th, 1863. 

6609 V SHANTZ, SARAH ELENO B., was born Au- 
gust 17th, 1844. On July 4th, 1872, she was married 
to Christian Beischinger. She died July 29th, 

1877. 

6610 V SHANTZ, ABRAHAM B, was born December 
llth, 1846. On October 13th, 1870, he was married 
to Sarah Kline. 

6611 V SHANTZ, JOHN B., was born April 27th, 1849. 
On December 25th, 1873, he was married to Elizabeth 
Mackey. 

6612 V SHANTZ, DAVID B., was born May 25th, 1851. 
He was married to Julia Schafer who died Novem- 
ber 13th, 1881, aged 22 years, 7 months, and 10 days. 
After the decease of his wife he was married to 
Emma Schafer, October 2nd, 1883. She died Jan- 
uary 20th, 1888, aged 21 years, 6 months, and 7 days. 

6613 V SHANTZ, AMOS B., was born July 17th, 1853. 
On March 7th, 1876, he was married to Mary Knepp. 

6614 V SHANTZ, CATHERINE B., was born January 
7th, 1856. On December 23rd, 1879, she was married 
to Samuel W. Hall. 

6615V SHANTZ, MARY B., was born March 29th, 
1858, and died June 5th, 1863. 



BIOORA.PHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 383 

6616 V SHANTZ, ELI B., was born September 29th, 
1860, and died June 23rd, 1861. 

6617 V SHANTZ, MARTHA B., was born June 23rd, 
1862, and died July 31st, 1862. 

6618V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH B., was born Novem. 
ber 16th, 1864. 

6619 IV SHANTZ, ELLEN, was born March 27th, 1821. 
On November 7th, 1839, she was married to John 
Flowers who was born August nth, 1818, and died 
June 29th, 1862. They had a family of four chil- 
dren, viz: 

V MARY ANN, born April 5th, 1842, was first 
married to Valentine Stork and after his decease to 
Michael Zoler. 

V ABRAM UPTON, born April 13th, 1847, was 
married to Caroline Oskerman. 

V GEORGE DIADORUS, born February 21st, 
1853, was married to Isabella Plum. 

V EMILINE ELIZABETH, born January 12th, 
1855, and died February 3rd, 1855. 

6620 (6537) III SHANTZ, ABRAHAM, after the decease 
of his first wife, was married to Mary Bechtel who 
was born September 20th, 1796. With the second 
wife he had a family of five children, viz: 

6621 IV SHANTZ, NANCY, was born November 3rd, 
1827. She was married, March 31st, 1845, to Samuel 
Schuler who was born May 26th, 1821. They had a 
family of eight children, viz: 

V SARAH, born May 25th, 1846, was married to 
Henry A. Tascar, October 6th, 1875. 



384 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

V MOLLIE, born April 12th, 1848, was married to 
Samuel West, October 26th, 1869. 

V LIBBIE, born July 12th, 1850, was married to 
Henry Jarvis. 

V SEVERINA, bora October 23rd, 1852, died No- 
vember 25th, 1852. 

V PHOEBE, born September 12th, 1853, was mar- 
ried to William Gerber, January 9th, 1881. 

V NANCY A., born April 15th, 1856, was married 
to Benjamin M. Weise, October 14th, 1880. 

V SHANTZ, born September 21st, 1858, was mar- 
ried to Hattie R. Mackey, November 25th, 1875. 

V DAVID, born January 12th, 1861, was married to 
Annie Weigel, October 28th, 1880. 

6622 IV SHANTZ, SARAH, was born November 12th, 
1829. In 1850 she was married to J. W. Bowman 
who was born December 7th, 1823. Their family is 
as follows, viz: 

V MARY, bora October l^t, 1850, was married to 
Abram Sechler, August 25th, 1870. 

V EZRA, born October 26th, 1852, died March 27th, 

1872. 

V HANNAH, born December 5th, 1854, was married 

to Christopher Columbus Rigby, October 17th, 1878. 

V LILLIE, born January 22nd, 1857, was married 
to Henry A. Thompson, September 22nd, 1881. 

V MAGGIE, born September 15th, 1859, was mar- 
ried to George E. Rigby, November 29th, 1883. 

V JOSEPH, born July 18th, 1862, died May 21st, 
1863. 

6623 IV SHANTZ, LIVY, was born September 21st, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 385 

1831. She was married to Samuel S., son of Jona- 
than Bowman. They reside near Conestogo, Wool- 
wich Township, east side of the Grand River. See 
Samuel S. Bowman's family. 

6624 IV SHANTZ, ABRAHAM B., was born July 
12th, 1833. On October 10th, 1858, he was married 
to Eliza Stannard who was born December 12th, 
1837. She died June 26th, 1878. After decease of 
first wife he was married to Catharine Harter in 
May, 1882. Of first marriage there are five children 
and of second marriage there is one child. Names 
of children are as follows: 

6625 V SHANTZ, MORTON E., born May 18th, 1859. 

6626 V SHANTZ, JESSIE M., born July 12th, 1861, 
died September 1st, 1866. 

6627 V SHANTZ, FREDERICK P., born May 30th, 
1867, died March 30th, 1871. 

6628 V SHANTZ, JENNIE M., born October 15th, 1873. 

6629 V SHANTZ, WALTER R., born September 10th, 

1876. 

6630 V SHANTZ, DULA M., born November 21st, 1886. 

6631 IV SHANTZ, JOSEPH, youngest child of Abra- 
ham Shantz, was born March 12th, 1838. No report 
of his death or family. 

6632 III SHANTZ, CHRISTIAN, the second son of 

Isaac Shantz, was born on the old "Schantzen Homestead" near 
Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 13th, 
1779. On October ipth, 1800, he was married to Magdalena, 
daughter of old "Hannes" Cressman of Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania. She was born January 3oth, 1783, and died in Water- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



loo County, August 131!!, 1866. In May, 1806, he, in company 
with his wife and family of three children, Philip Bliehm and 
family, his brother, Abraham, and family, Abraham Cressman, 
and others, moved t j Ca-.iada. Mr. Shantz arrived in safety at 
his farm, being composed of lots Nos. 52 and 55, German Com. 
pany's Tract. The land is still in possession of three of his 
grandsons. Here they resided until their deaths. He died 
November 9th, 1856. They had a family of twelve children, viz: 

6633 IV SHANTZ, ANNA, the eldest, was born October 
19th, 1801, and died in Waterloo County, October 
19th, 1822. She was married to Joseph Baumann. 
See No. 147. 

6634.IV SHANTZ, ISAAC C., was born in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, July 13th, 1803. On April 
3rd, 1827, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of 
Christian Schneider. She was born in Franklin 
County, Pennsylvania, March 6th, 1806, arid died 
December 25th, 1891. In May, 1858 he moved to 
Illinois, U. S., and died in Livingstone County, 
Illinois, September 20th, 1885. Could not obtain 
full information in regard to this family. The 
names of the six eldest of their children are as 
follows: 

6635 V SHANTZ, DANIEL S.,-was born May 17th, 1833, 
and died in Grundy County, Illinois, October 19th, 
1863. He was married to Elizabeth Peppier, Feb- 
ruary 21st, 1858. They had two children named VI 
Allan and VI George. 

6636 V SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was born August 
15th, 1837. She wa& married to Jacob Amacher, 
November 21st, 1855. They reside in Illinois and 
have a family of thirteen children. 

6637 V SHANTZ, CHRISTIAN S., was born August 
21st, 1839, and was married in Livingston County, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 887 

Illinois, November 22nd, 1866, to Elizabeth Harsh- 
barger. He follows farming. Their family consists 
of four sons and three daughters. In the year 1887 
he was ordained as a minister of the old Mennonite 
body. 

6638 V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, was born November 
24th, 1843, and died February 12th, 1845. 

6639 V SHANTZ, DAVID, was born January 30th, 
1846. He is a farmer in Illinois. 

6640 V SHANTZ, ISAAC, was born November 6th, 
1849. On December 29th, 1881, he was married to 
Rachel J. Harshbarger. He is a farmer. They 
have a family of three children. 

6641 IV SHANTZ, BARBARA, the third child of 
Christian Shantz, was born in Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, June 25th, 1805. On December 8th, 
1840, she was married to John Bosinger who was 
born October 7th, 1800. They resided in Oxford 
County, Ontario, where he died December 22nd, 
1882. They had no children. 

6642 IV SHANTZ, JOHN C., the fourth child, was born 
in Waterloo County, one and one-half miles south 
of Berlin, October 23rd, 1807. On January 12th, 
1833, he was married to Anna Detweiler who was 
born March 8th, 1816, and died in Wilmot Town, 
ship, February 17th, 1856. They had a family of 
twelve children, viz: 

6643 V SHANTZ, BENJAMIN D., was born August 
20th, 1833. He was married to Elizabeth Nahrgang 
who was born December 12th, 1836, and died June 
4th, 1894. They resided in Wadsworth, Michigan, 
where he died January 15th, 1889, leaving a family 
of twelve children, namely: VI Nancy, VI Chris. 



388 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

topher, VI Mary, VI John (dead), VI Lydia (dead), 
VI Allan, VI Isaac, VI Isabella, VI Salome, VI 
Caroline, VI Minerva, and VI Alice. 

6644 V SHANTZ, MARY ANN, was born August 24th, 
1834. She is married to Joseph Nahrgang. See 
Joseph Nahrgang's family. 

6645 V SHANTZ, ABRAHAM D., was born March 
6th, 1836. He was first married to Mary Traffy and 
after her decease to Rosena Bockus. They reside 
in Walkerton, Ontario, where he is engaged in some 
business. His family consists of twelve children, 
namely: VI Nancy (dead), VI Eliza, VI Emma Ann, 
and VI Enoch of the first wife, and VI David, VI 
Allan, VI Charles, VI Mary Ann, VI Edith, and 
two sons and a daughter who died in infancy, names 
not received, of second wife. 

6646 V SHANTZ, AARON D., was born September 
17th, 1837, and died June 21st, 1846. 

6647V SHANTZ, JOHN D., was born October 4th, 

1839. On February 13th, 1866, he was married to 
Elizabeth Steiner. She was born December 12th, 

1840. They reside in Wilmot Township, Upper 
Road, near old George Schmidt's farm where he is 
engaged in farming. To them were born the fol- 
lowing children, namely: VI Steiner, VI Lydia 
(dead), VI Ezra, VI Anna, VI Sarah, VI Tobias, VI 
Barbara, VI John, and VI Mary Ann. 

6648 V SHANTZ, ENOCH D., was born August 6th, 

1841. He was first married to Catharine Ruedich 
and after her decease to Angeline Shoemaker. 
They reside in Walkerton, Ontario. His family 
consists of the following children, namely: VI 
John Henry, VI William Albert, VI Abram Samuel, 
VI Josiah Jeremiah, and VI Philip of the first wife, 



BIOGKAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 389 

and VI Maud Jane, VI Selvina, and VI Goodwin 
Sylvester of second wife. 

6649 V SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was born March 
26th, 1843. She resides in Breslau when home. 
She is not married. 

6650 V SHANTZ, MENNO D., was born November 
3rd, 1844. On December 30th, 1x73, he was married 
to Elizabeth Histand who was born October 6th, 

1846. They reside at Baden, Ontario, and have a 
family of four children, namely: VI Harvey, VI 
Amanda May, VI Catie Elizabeth, and VI Mary 
Ellen. 

6651 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born March 8th, 

1847. She was married to David Devitt. They 
resided near Port Elgin, Ontario, where she died 
October 28th, 1886. See David Devitt's family. 

6652 V SHANTZ, LYDIA, was born April llth, 1849. 
She is married to Daniel Hostetler, a farmer. They 
reside in Maryborough Township, Wellington 
County, and have a family as follows, namely: VI 
Mary Ann (dead), VI Emma, VI Minerva (dead 
VI Maranda (dead), VI Hannah (dead), VI Rebecca, 
and VI Ella Mary. See Daniel Hostetler's family. 

6653 V SHANTZ, NANCY D., was born March 15th, 
1851. She is married to John S. Shantz, a farmer. 
See John S. Shantz's family. 

6654 V SHANTZ, SARAH D., was born June 3rd, 1853. 
She is married to Isaac C. Shantz, a farmer. See 
Isaac C. Shantz's family. 

6655 IV SHANTZ, CHRISTIAN C., was born February 
16th, 1810, and died April 9th, 1831. 



390 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6656 iv SH'ANTZ, MAGDALENA, was bom January 

14th, 1812, and died March 10th, 1812. 
6657 IV SHANTZ, JONAS C., was born July 26th, 

1813. On March 28th, 1837, he was married to Hannah, 
daughter of John C. and Catharine (Shanty.) Snyder. She was 
born July 25th, 1819, and died December i2th, 1848. On Jan- 
uary 2ist, 1851, he was again married to, Mary, daughter o* 
Abraham and Nancy (Clemmer) Jan/.en.f She was born June 
1 8th, 1802, and died March 26th, 1888. Mr. Shantz shortly 
after his first marriage moved several miies north of Baden 
where he still resides. To him and his first wife were born the 
following children, viz:. 

6658 V SHANTZ, CHRISTIAN S., was born July 4th, 

1838. In November, 1860, he was married to Nancy 
Steiner who was born September llth, 1839, and 
died May 16th, 1886. They resided in AVilmot 
Township, north of Baden, where she died. He is 
still residing on his farm. His family is as follows, 
namely: VI Veronica, VI Seth, VI Elizabeth, VI 
Ozia, VI George (dead), VI Barbara, and VI Ira. 

6659 V SHANTZ, MOSES S., was born November 14th, 

1839. On December 2nd, 1866, he was married to 
Margaret, daughter of Peter and Anna (Cook) 
Horst. She was born February 12th, 1847, and died 
September 7th, 1894. He resides on his father's old 
homestead where he is engaged in farming. His 
family consists of one son named V Jonas H., born 
April 30th, 1867. 

6660 V SHANTZ, LEVI S., was bom May 8th, 1841. 
On March 28th, 1865, }ie was married to Lydia, 
daughter of Abraham arid Nancy (Strome) Rosen- 
berger. She was born May 27th, 1845. They reside 
on Upper Road, Wilmot Township, where he is 

t She was the widow of the late Abraham Honsbergsr. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY" OF WATERLOO. 391 

engaged in farming. His family is as follows, 
namely: VI Abraham, VI Nancy,* VI Isaiah, VI 
Wendel, VI Barbara (dead), VI Samuel, VI Lydia, 
VI Sarah, VI Emmery, VI Noah (dead), VI Han- 
nah^: (dead), and VI Hiram (dead). 

6661 V SHANTZ, WENDEL S., was born May 4th, 
1843. On November 28th, 1869, he was married to 
Mary Ann, daughter of David and Barbara (Stauf- 
fer) Shantz. She was born July 31st, 1846. They 
reside in Wilmot Township, north of Baden, where 
he is engaged in farming. His family consists of 
eight children, namely: VI Veronica, VI Barbara 
(dead), VI Oliver (dead), VI Loida (dead), VI 
David, VI Manasseh, VI Urias, and VI Saline. 

6662 V SHANTZ, CATHARINE, was born November 
6th, 1844. On December 25th, 1873, she was married 
to Andrew Axt. They reside near Philipsburg 
P. O., Ontario, where lie is engaged in farming- 
Their family consists of six children, namely: VI 
Lizzie, VI Jacob, VI Matilda, VI Hannah, VI 
Maggie (dead), and a son whose name was not 
received. 

6663 V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, was bom March 25th, 
1846. On January 24th, 1865, she was married to 
Isaac Rosenberger who was born January 2nd, 1842. 
See Isaac Rosenberger's family. 

6664V SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was bom August 
18th, 1847, and died May 13th, 1849. 

6665 V SHANTZ, NOAH S., was born December 12th, 
1848. He was married, December 24th, 1876, to 
Nancy, daughter of Michael and Mary ( Musselman) 
Mosser. She was born April 6th, 1855. They reside 
near Crosshill where he is engaged in farming. To 



Twin to Abraham. 
Twin to No?h. 



392 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

them were born the following children, namely: VI 
Eli M., VI Mosser M., VI Ervine M. 

6666 IV SHANTZ, ELI C., was born January 23rd, 1816. 

On May 5th, 1840, he was married to Anna, daughter of John 
and Esther (Wismer) Cressman. She was born November i8th, 
1820. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm now in 
possession of their son, John C., where they resided many years. 
In his old age Mr. Shantz divided his large estate into two farms 
and had new buildings erected on the east end, to which place he 
moved some fifteen years ago. He died September iQth, 1889 
leaving a large family, viz: 

6667 V SHANTZ, BARBARA, was born March 10th 
1841, and died unmarried, December 6th, 1876. 

6668 V SHANTZ, ENDS, was born June 26th, 1843. 
On February 21st, 1883, he was married to Elizabeth 
Strickler who was born April 29th, 1854, and died 
March 7th, 1884, leaving no heirs. Mr. Shantz 
resides a little south-east of Berlin where he owns 
a beautiful small farm, being part of his great- 
grandmother's old homestead. 

6669 V SHANTZ, JOHN S., was born July 5th, 1846. 
On February 21st, 1874, he was married to Mary 
Snyder. They reside on his father's old homestead 
where he is engaged in farming on an extensive 
scale. His family consists of eight children, namely: 
VI Israel, VI Norman, VI Anna, VI Malinda, VI 
Titus, VI Alvin, VI Amsey, and VI Mary Ann. 

6670 V SHANTZ, ESTHER, was born June 2nd, 1848. 
She is unmarried and is home with her mother. 

6671 V SHANTZ, ANNA, was born March 10th, 1851. 
On October 24th, 1875, she was married to Ephraim 
Snyder who died May 18th, 1880. After Mr. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 393 

Snyder's death she was again married to Samuel B. 
Snyder. See Samuel B. Snyder. 

6672 V SHANTZ, ELI C., was born March 26th, 1854. 
On November 9th, 1879, he was married to Lucinda 
Weber who was born September 2nd, 1855. They 
reside on east half of lot No. 55, German Company's 
Tract, where he is engaged in farming. His family 
consists of two children named VI Velina and VI 
Sylvester. 

6673 V SHANTZ, ISRAEL, was bom May 29th, 1857, 
and died November 19th, 1859. 

6674 V SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was born Septem- 
ber 8th, 1858. She is unmarried and resides with 
her mother. 

6675 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born August 2nd, 
1861. On January 2nd, 1883, she was married to 
John H. Schmidt who was born July 1st, 1858. To 
them were born the following children, namely: 
VI Amsey (dead), VI Josiah, VI Manasseh, VI 
Aden (dead), VI Eli (dead), VI John, VI Clayton 
(dead), VI Elizabeth Anna (dead), and VI Silvia. 

6676 IV SHANTZ, NOAH C., was born January 14th, 
1819. On January 26th, 1841, he was married to 
Hannah Baumann. She was born February 28th, 
1819, and died January 28th, 1892. Soon after 
his marriage he took possession of his father's farm 
about a mile south-east of Berlin. Here he resided 
until his death which took place August 8th, 1876.f 
His family consisted of ten children, viz: 

6677 V SHANTZ, HENRY B., was born December 

t He was engaged in pulling down the stone foundation of the old dwelling on his farm, 
when, all of a sudden, part of the wall fell, striking him on the lower part of the body and 
causing death within a few hours after the accident. 



394 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

16th, 1841. On October 20th, 1863, he was married 
to Lydia Snyder. They reside near Berlin where 
he is engaged in raising vegetables for the market. 
To them were born the following children, namely: 
VI Mary Ann, VI Hannah, VI Daniel S., VI 
Ananias, VI Lydia Arm, VI Alvinia Matilda, VI 
William Henry, VI Edwin Alvin, VI Samuel S., 
and VI Minerva (dead). 

6678 V SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was born April 6th, 
1843, and died April 20th, 1853. 

6679V SHANTZ, CATHARINE, was born August 
17th, 1845. On October llth, 1864, she was married 
to Isaac S. Weber. They reside about a mile south, 
east of Berlin. See Isaac S. Weber. 

6680 V SHANTZ, MARY, was born October 6th, 1847. 
On December 13th, 1870, she was married to Martin 
B. Snyder. See Martin B. Snyder's family. 

6681 V SHANTZ, AARON B ., was born October 1st, 
1849. On May 27th, 1884, he was married to Eliza- 
beth Eby who was born November 19th, 1848. 
They reside on his father's old homestead where he 
is engaged in farming. They have no family. 

6682 V SHANTZ, LEVI B., was born May 23rd, 1852. 
On April 29th, 1885, he was married to Aggie 
Osborne who was born January 19th, 1855. They 
reside in New York State and have a family of two 
children named VI Ralph and VI Hattie May. 

6683 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born August 12th, 
1854. On September 20th, 1874, she was married to 
Jacob B. Snider. See Jacob B. Snider's family. 

6684 V SHANTZ, HANNAH, was born January 21st, 
1857. She is married to Benjamin S. Hallman. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 395 

They reside in Berlin. See Benjamin S. Hallman's 
family. 

6685 V SHANTZ, NOAH B., was born July 30th, 1861. 
He is married to Leah Hoenstein. They reside in 
the town of Berlin where he is engaged with Messrs 
John Fennell & Son as drayman and teamster. 
His family consists of two children named VI 
Clayton and VI Edgar. 

6686 V SHANTZ, EMANUEL S., was born July 26th, 
1864. He is married to Susannah Shoemaker. 
They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as a 
drayman. His family is as follows, namely: VI 
Ion, VI Earl, and VI Maggie May. 

6687 IV SHANTZ, DAVID, was born August 1st, 182], 
and died December llth, 1821. 

6688 IV SHANTZ, MARY, was born December 29th, 
1822, and died March 2nd, 1823. 

6689 IV SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born March 7th, 
1824. On October 7th, 1802, she was married to 
Daniel Kohler, a farmer. They resided in Wilmot 
Township where she died February 26th, 1864, 
leaving one child named V Magdalena, born Feb- 
ruary 26th, 164, and died same day. 

6690 III SHANTZ, JACOB, the third son of Isaac and 
Barbara (Reiff) Sharitz, was born in .Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, October llth, 1881. In 1805 
he was married to Mary Yost who was born in the 
same county, March 12th, 1784, and died near Berlin, 
Ontario, October 22nd, 1869. In 1810 they left their 
native home and moved to Canada. They settled a 
little south-east of Berlin, on the farm now owned 



396 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

by their grandson, Jacob B. Shantz. This place old 
Mr. Shantz purchased from old George (Yarrick) 
Eby who had settled thereon in 1804. Here Mr. and 
Mrs. Shantz resided until their deaths. He died 
July 1st, 1867, leaving a family of ten children, viz: 

6691 IV SHANTZ, MARY, was born March 23rd, 1807, 
and died May 9th, 1809. 

6692 IV SHANTZ, ISAAC Y., was born January 31st, 
1809. On April 23rd, lx.38, he was married to Cath- 
arine Clemens who was born February 14th, isu;, 
and died August 30th, 1869. Soon after their mar- 
riage they moved near Shantz Station, on the farm 
now possessed by their son, Isaac C., where they 
resided until their deaths. He died October 6th, 
1878. To them was born a family of fourteen chil- 
dren, viz: 

6693 V SHANTZ, MARY, was born May 16th, 1834. On 
September 12th, 1852, she was maried to Peter Reist. 
They reside near Kossuth, Ontario. See Peter 
Reist's family. 

6694V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born April 21st, 
1836. On August 18th, 1856, she was married to 
William Roach. They reside at Teeswater, Ontario, 
where he is engaged as a wage-earner. To them 
were born the following children, namely: VI 
James, VI John (dead), VI Isaac, VI Catharine, VI 
Mary, VI Jeremiah, VI Maggie. VI Susannah, and 
VI William. 

6695 V SHANTZ, CATHARINE, was born April 7th, 
1838. She was married to Moses Reist September 
5th, 1854, and died March 22nd, 1875. See Moses 
Reist's family. 

6696 V SHANTZ, VERONICA, was bom April 12th, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 397 

1840. On March 26th, 1854, she was married to 
John Aamon. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, 
where he is engaged as a farmer. To them were 
born the following children, namely: VI Catharine, 
VI Aaron, VI Susannah, VI Isaac, VI John, VI 
Lizzie, VI Amos, VI Allan, VI Norman, VI Maude, 
and VI Lannie. 

6697 V SHANTZ, JACOB C., was born March 4th, 1842, 
and died at Caledonia, Michigan, December 12th, 
is;."). He was unrnariUM'l. 

6698 V SHANTZ, ABRAHAM C., was born .May 7th, 
1844. On February 25th, 1866, he was married to 
Catharine Goetz who was born April 20th, 1846. 
They reside on a farm near Shantz Station. To 
them were born eleven children, namely: VI Josiah, 
VI Ephraim (dead), VI Semantha, VI Barbara, VI 
Isaac F. (dead), VI Ervine, VI Catharine, VI 
Elizabeth, VI Abraham, VI Nancy, and VI Nelson. 

6699 V &HANTZ, LYDIA ANN, was born January 
20th, 1847. She was married, November 24th, 1868, 
to Josiah Moyer, a farmer. See Josiah Moyer's 
family. 

6700 V SHANTZ, NOAH, was born January 29th, 1849, 
and died February 14th, 1849. 

6701 V SHANTZ, OWEN, was born January 27th, 1850. 
On February 27th, 1870, he was married to Sarah 
Shoemaker. They reside at Remus, Michigan, 
where he is engaged as a wage-earner. To them is 
born a family of five children, namely: VI Addison, 
VI Nancy, VI Ellen (dead), VI George (dead), and 
VI Lizzie. 

6702 V SHANTZ, MATILDA, was born January 6th, 
1852. On December 26th, 1871, she was married to 



398 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

George Gehl who was born August 3rd, 1849. They 
reside near Caledonia, Michigan, where he is en- 
gaged in farming. To them were born seven 
children, namely: VI Allan, VI Norman (dead), VI 
Elsie, VI Malinda, VI Alice (dead), VI Richard, and 
VI Eva. 

6703 V SHANTZ, ISAAC C., was born January 20th, 
1854. On February 28th, 1875, he was married to 
Sarah Shantz who was born June 3rd, 1853. They 
reside on his father's old homestead near Shantz 
Station where he is engaged in farming. To them 
were born eight children, namely: VI Norman 
(dead), VI Edwin, VI Luannah, VI Mary Ann, VI 
Edith, VI Sylvina, VI Sarah Ann (dead), and VI 
Laura May. 

6704V SHANTZ, RACHEL, was born March 27th, 
1856. On February 27th, 1876, she was married to 
Noah W. Shantz. They resided in Michigan but 
several years ago they returned to Berlin where 
she died. See Noah W. Shantz's family. 

6705V SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was born March 
25th, 1858. On January 6th, 1880, she was married 
to Ferdinand Latsch who was born May 13th, 1854. 
They reside at Centreville where he is engaged in 
farming and shoemaking. To them were born the 
following children, namely: VI Norman, VI Alice, 
VI Nelson, VI Milton, VI Essie May, and VI 
Harvey. 

6706V SHANTZ, CLEMENS, was born May 27th, 
1860, and died July 29th, 1861. 



6707 IV SHANTZ, JOHN Y, the second son, was born 
February 6th, 1811, On March 28th, 1837, he was 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 399 

married to Susannah Scheirich. She was born 
April 1st, 1820, and died April 6th, 1884. Soon after 
their marriage they settled on their farm, then 
nearly all forest, near Shantz Station, where they 
resided until their deaths. During the last years of 
his life he was so unfortunate as to lose his eye- 
sight. He died February 23rd, 1891, leaving a 
large family, viz: 

6708 V SHANTZ, BARBARA, was born August 25th, 
1838. She was married, March 20th, 1860, to Isaac 
Moyer, a farmer. They resided at Kossuth, Ontario, 
where she died March 4th, 1885, leaving a family. 
See Isaac Moyer's family. 

6709 V SHANTZ, MARY (Polly), was born January 
16th, 1840. She was married to Benjamin Shoe- 
maker, a farmer. They resided several miles east 
of Berlin where she died June 5th, 1890. See Ben- 
jamin Shoemaker's family. 

6710 V SHANTZ, ELIAS, was bora June 14th, 1841. 
On March 1st, 1864, he was married to Susannah 
Brubacher who was born October 30th, 1847. They 
reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged as 
travelling agent. Their family is as follows: VI 
Sarah Ann, VI Jeremiah, VI Leah, VI Rosanna, VI 
Elijah, VI Ida, and VI Silvia (dead). 

6711 V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, was bom March 25th, 
1843. On March 17th, 1863, she was married to 
Moses Hallman who was born June 25th, 1841, and 
died in Wellesley, September 2nd, 1864, leaving no 
family. On October 6th, 1867, she was again mar. 
ried to John Shafer who was born March 28th, 1842. 
They reside in the town of Berlin. To them is born 
a family of six children, namely: VI Ephraim, VI 



400 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Norman, VI Priscilla, VI Ervine, VI Nancy (dead), 
and VI Susannah (dead). 

6712 V SHANTZ, OILMAN, was born February 7th, 

1845, and died October 14th, 1878. He was not 
married. 

6713 V SHANTZ, JACOB, was born December 4th, 

1846, and died June 24th, 1864. 

6714 V SHANTZ, JOHN S., twin brother to Jacob, was 
born December 4th, 1846. He was married to 
Nancy D. Shantz, January 29th, 1873. They resided 
on the old "Bricker Farm" at Breslau until 1895 
when they moved to Berlin where they now reside. 
To them was born a family of six children, namely: 
VI Alvin, VI Susannah, VI Linie Ann, VI Anson 
(dead), VI Annetta, and VI Laurena. 

6715 V SHANTZ, JOEL, was born March 14th, 1848, 
and died August 21st, 1848. 

6716 V SHANTZ, BENJAMIN, was born September 
9th, 1849, and died September 21st, 1849. 

6717 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was bora August 26th, 
1850. On March 3rd, 1872, she was married to Noah 
Weber who died March 19th, 1880, leaving no 
family. The widow has her home in Berlin with 
one of her sisters. 

6718 V SHANTZ, LYD1A, was born June 5th, 1853, and 
died April 6th, 1882. She was not married. 

6719 V SHANTZ, LEAH, was born February 28th, 
1855, and died December 20th, 1872. 

6720 V SHANTZ, VERONICA, was born January 1st, 
1857. On September 24th, 1878, she was married to 
Peter Shupe. They reside in Berlin. See Peter 
Shupe's family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 401 

6721 V SHANTZ, NANCY, was born October 4th, 1858. 
She was married to Levi H. Stauffer, a farmer. 
They resided near Shantz Station where she died 
January 31st, 1884. Her family consisted of two 
children, namely: VI Ada and VI Susannah, both 
dead. 

6722 V SHANTZ, OLIVER, was born August 12th, 
1861. He is a civil engineer and is a graduate of 
Ithaca College, New York. At present he is prac- 
tising his profession in the city of New York where 
he resides. He is unmarried. 



6723 IV SHANTZ, VERONICA, was bora May 23rd, 
1813. On April 16th, 1838, she was married to 
Abraham D. Clemens who was born April 17th, 
1813, and died April 15th 1877. They resided near 
Williamsburg where she died August 26th, 1887. 
See Abraham D. Clemens' family. 

6724 IV SHANTZ, JOSEPH Y., was born July 10th, 
1815. On May 15th, 1838, he was married to Eliza- 
beth Stauffer who was born January 5th, 1820. 
They reside in Wilmot Township where he followed 
farming many years but now lives retired. To 
them were born the following children, viz: 

6725 V SHANTZ, AARON, was born May 27th, 1839. 
On June 10th, 1863, he was married to Barbara 
Nahrgang who was born December 31st, 1841, and 
died June 21st, 1876. On December 23rd, 1877, he 
was again married to Mary Biehn who was born 
November 21st, 1847. He resides in Wilmot Town- 
ship, where he is engaged in farming. His family 
is as follows, namely: VI Hannah, VI Judith, VI 
Berceda, VI Odo (dead), VI Maria, VI Barbara, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



and VI Rebecca of first wife, and VI Elizabeth of 
second wife. 

6726V SHANTZ, JACOB, was bora March 17th, 1841, 
and died July 8th, 1845. 

6727V SHANTZ, DANIEL, was born January 4th, 
1844. He was married, March 10th, 1868, to Mary 
Nahrgang who was born November 2nd, 1847. 
They reside in Wilmot Township, near Haysville, 
Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them 
were born the following children, namely: VI Nor- 
man, VI Oziah, VI Anna, VI Ella, VI Joseph, VI 
Simeon, and VI Clara. 

6728 V SHANTZ, SIMON, was born January 30th, 
1846, and died September 16th, 1847. 

6729 V SHANTZ, HANNAH, was born June 25th, 1848, 
On November 10th, 1874, she was married to Daniel 
Cressmau, a farmer. See No. 2127. 

6730V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born July 8th, 
1850. On October 2nd, 1877, she was married to 
Noah S. Bean, a farmer. They reside near Hays- 
ville, Ontario. To them were born six children, 
namely: VI Lizzie, VI Simon, VI Bernice, VI H. 
Warren, VI Saloma, and VI Susannah. See No 
1019. 

.6731 V SHANTZ, SOLOMON, was bora May 31tt, 1852. 
He was married, February 6th, 1877, to Mary Ann 
Hostetler who was born May 20th, 1856. They 
reside near Haysville, Ontario, where he is engaged 
in farming. Their family is as follows, namely: VI 
Maggie, VI Judith, VI Priscilla, VI Moses, VI 
Ephraim, and VI Mabel. 

6732 V SHANTZ, REV. DAVID S., was bora May 

i3th, 1854. On September 25th, 1877, he was married to 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 403 

Susannah Elizabeth Erb who was born December isth, 1855. 
He resided near Haysville, Ontario, for several, years where he 
was engaged in farming. In 1886 he entered the ministry of the 
Mennonite Brethren in Christ denomination, for which body he 
was an ardent laborer until lately when he, owing to failing 
health, had to quit preaching for a short time. At present he is 
engaged as an evangelist, assisting in the tabernacle work. He 
resides on his farm again and has a family of seven children, 
namely: VI Melanchton. VI Louisa, VI Hannah, VI Llewellyn, 
VI Phoebe (dead), VI Ida, and VI Ross. 

6733 V SHANTZ, MARY, was born April 21st, 1856. 
She was married to Daniel Christner, a farmer. 
They resided in Wilmot Centre where she died 
April 21st, 1884, leaving a family of four children, 
namely: VI Ira, VI David, VI Ida, and VI Elton. 

6734 V SHANTZ, NOAH S., was born May 16th, 1859. 
On March 6th, 1883, he was married to Susannah 
Cassel who was born March 3rd, 1860. They reside 
in Wilmot Township where he is engaged in farm- 
ing. Their family is as follows, namely: VI Laura, 
VI Eden, VI Mary Ann, VI Lincoln, and VI 
Walter. 

6735 V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, was born December 
23rd, 1861. On November 29th, 1881, she was mar- 
ried to Moses M. Cressman who was born March 
19th, 1859. They reside near Haysville, Ontario. 
Their family is as follows: VI Ivan and VI Addis. 

6736 V SHANTZ, LOUISA, was born December 17th, 
1865. On March 23rd, 1886, she was married to 
Ezra M. Cressman, a farmer. They reside near 
New Hamburg and have two children, namely: VI 
Leander and VI Curtis. 

6737 IV SHANTZ, JOSHUA Y., was born near Berlin, 



404 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

September llth, 1817. On March 17th, 1840, he was 
married to Magdalena, daughter of Henry and 
Catharine (Miller) Martin. She was born December 
8th, 1822, and died February 6th, 1892. They re- 
sided in Wilmot Township where he followed 
farming many years. To them were born ten chil- 
dren, viz: 

6738 V SHANTZ, MARY, was born August 8th, 1841. 
She was married to John Nahrgang. They resided 
near Wilmot Centre, where she died May 27th, 1886. 
See John Nahrgang's family. 

6739 V SHANTZ, CATHARINE, was born October 1st, 
1842. On October 21st, 1862, she was married to 
Jacob S. Hallman. See Jacob S. Hallman's family. 

6740 V SHANTZ, HENRY, was born December 12th, 
1844, and died March 29th, 1848. 

6741 V SHANTZ, AMOS M., was born June 15th, 1847. 
On August 16th, 1870, he was married to Isabella 
Nahrgang who was born June 9th, 1850, and died 
October 14th, 1871. On December 3rd, 1873, he was 
again married to Esther Cressman who was born 
January 20th, 1848. He resides near Manheim, 
Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. His 
family is as follows, namely: VI Jeremiah and VI 
Josiah (twins), of first wife, and VI Jonathan, VI 
Nancy, VI Selina, VI Addison, VI Samuel, VI Mag- 
dalena, VI Barbara, VI Elminda, and VI Silva of 
second wife. 

6742V SHANTZ, MENNO M., was born April 4th, 
1850. On November 27th, 1877, he was married to 
Susannah Bowman who was born April 23rd, 1859. 
They reside near New Dundee where he is engaged 
in farming. Their family is as follows, namely: VI 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 405 

Milton, VI Moses, VI Anna, VI Joshua, VI Magda- 
lena, and VI Elvin. 

6743 V SHANTZ, LEAH, was born May 16th, 1852. In 
1881 she was married to Nathaniel Bergey. They 
reside near Manheim and have a family of eight 
children, namely: VI Joshua E., VI Simon E., VI 
Myra Elma, VI Jacob Edgar, VI Wesley David, VI 
Sadie Elizabeth, VI Gordon Nathaniel, and VI 
Olive Luida. 

6744 V SHANTZ, NANCY, was born September 18th, 

1854. On February 13th, 1877, she was married to 
Joseph S. Shantz. They resided near Hespeler 
where she died March 13th, 1885, leaving a family of 
two sons named VI Edwin and VI Simon. 

6745 V SHANTZ, LYDIA, was born January 22nd, 

1858. On February 5th, 1878, she was married to 
Rev. Moses C. Bowman who was born January lst ? 

1855. See No. 107. 

6746 V SHANTZ, LUCINDA, was born October 8th, 

1859. She is married to David H. Snyder, a farmer. 
They reside in Wilmot Township, on the Blenheim 
Township line. To them were born three children, 
namely: VI Ida, VI Mary Ann, and VI Allan 
(dead). 

6747 V SHANTZ, JOSHUA M., was born May 2nd, 
1862. He is married to Hannah Rosenberger. They 
reside south of Baden, on Huron Road, where he is 
engaged in farming. 

6748 IV SHANTZ, DAVID Y., was born near Berlin, 
Ontario, August 29th, 1819. On March 15th, 1842, 
he was married to Barbara Stauffer who was born 
October 16th, 1822, Shortly after their marriage 



406 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

they moved on their farm in Wilmot Township 
where he died October 24th, 1894, leaving a family 
of five children, viz: 

6749 V SHANTZ, VERONICA, was born January 5th, 
1843. On March 26th, 1861, she was married to 
Moses K. Snyder. They reside north of Baden. 
See Moses K. Snyder's family. 

6750V SHANTZ, MARY ANN, was born July 81st, 
1846. She is married to Wendel S. Shantz. They 
reside near Philipsburg, Ontario. See Wendel S. 
Shantz's family. 

6751 V SHANTZ, DAVID S., was born June 23rd, 1859. 
On October llth, 1883, he was married to Leah 
Christner. They reside near Baden, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in farming. To them are born six 
children, namely: VI Harvey, VI Elmer, VI Cum- 
min, VI Elroy, VI Wesley, and VI Oliver. 

6752 V SHANTZ, STAUFFER S, was born January 
24th, 1862. He is married to Maggie Snyder. They 
reside near Baden where he is engaged in farming. 

6753 V SHANTZ, HERMAN S., was born March 2nd, 
1864. He is married to Sarah Smith. They reside 
near Baden, Ontario, where he is engaged in 
farming. 

6754 IV SHANTZ, JACOB Y., was born near Berlin, 

May 2nd, 1822. On May 2nd, 1843, he was married to Barbara 
Biehn who was born April yth, 1819, and died May i6th, 1853. 
He was again married, December 6th, 1853, to Nancy Brubacher 
who was born September i9th, 1832, and died in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, while there on a visit, October ist, 1870. 
On October ist, 1871, he was married the third time to Sarah 
Shuh who was born June 9th, 1823, and died April 29th, 1893. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 407 

After Mr. Shantz's first marriage he took possession of his father's 
farm, still known as "Jacob Shantz's place," where he resided for 
upwards of some forty years, then he moved to Berlin where he 
is now residing. His family consists of twelve children, five of 
whom are of first wife and the remaining seven of second wife. 
Their names are as follows: 

6755 V SHANTZ, HARRIET B., was born August 31st, 
1844, On March 18th, 1866, she was married to Rev. 
Jacob B. Detweiler. They have no family. See 

No. 2305. 

6756 V SHANTZ, VERONICA B. r was born June 15th, 
1846. On February 21st, 1865, she was married to 
Andrew E. Weber. See Andrew E. Weber's family. 

6757 V SHANTZ, LUCINDA B., was born September 
7th, 1848. On March 10th, 1868, she was married to 
Esra Schneider. See Esra Schneider's family. 

6758 V SHANTZ, EPHRAIM B., was born May 7th, 
1850. On January 4th, 1874, he was married to 
Hannah Snider who was born April 23rd, 1857. 
Shortly after their marriage they moved on a farm 
a few miles south of Berlin where they resided 
until March, 1894, when he sold the place and in 
April of the same year they moved to Didsbury, 
Alberta, N. W. T., where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family consists of three children, namely: VI 
Selina, VI Elsie, and VI Burton. 

6759 V SHANTZ, MOSES B., was born August 24th, 
1852. He is married to Veronica Bingeman. They 
reside in Rochester, New York, where he is engaged 
in manufacturing ivory and pearl buttons. His 
family consists of the following children, namely: 
VI J. Edgar, VI H. Elizabeth, VI J. Alson, VI 
Walter B. (dead), VI Vera Maud, VI Katie Irene, 
VI Marshal, and VI Harold. 



408 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6760 V SHANTZ, JACOB B., was born March 8th, 

1855. He is married to Catharine Hippie and re- 
sides on his father's and grandfather's old home- 
stead where he is engaged in farming. They have 
no family. 

6761 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born March 25th, 

1856. She was married to Dilman Gr. Moyer and 
resided near Bridgeport, Ontario, where she died 
August 25th, 1881, leaving two children, namely: VI 
Milton and VI Susannah. 

6762 V SHANTZ, DILMAN B., was born November 
18th, 1857. He is married to Lizzie Martin. They 
reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in 
manufacturing vegetable ivory and pearl buttons. 
His family consists of two children, namely: VI 
Mary and VI Arnott. 

6763 V SHANTZ, MARY, was born May 9th, 1859. She 
is married to Noah B. Detweiler. They reside in 
Buffalo, New York. See No. 2317. 

6764 V SHANTZ, JOHN B., twin brother to Mary, was 
born May 9th, 1859. He is married to Joannah 
Bowman (No. 230) and resides in Buffalo, New York, 
where he is engaged in the button business. To 
them were born two children, namely: VI Elson 
and VI John Elmer (dead). 

6765 V SHANTZ, LOIDE, was born May 5th, 1867. 
She is engaged as book-keeper for the J. Y. Shantz 
& Son Button Company, Limited. She is not 
married. 

6766 V SHANTZ, EUNICE,, was born November 27th, 
1868. She is unmarried and has her home with her 
father in Berlin. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 409 

6767 IV SHANTZ, SAMUEL Y., was born January 

i5th, 1825. On March nth, 1845, he was married to Esther 
Erb who was born April 6th, 1827. Soon after their marriage 
they moved on the farm where now is what is known as Shantz 
Station* where they resided until the Grand Trunk Railroad was 
built when he sold his farm to the company and moved to North 
Dumfries Township, not far from Blair, wheie he purchased a 
large farm. Here he resided until some twenty years ago when 
he purchased the farmf on which he now resides. It is about two 
and one-half miles south-west of Berlin. To them was born a 
large family. Names of children are as follows: 

6768 V SHANTZ, ANGELINE, was born April 10th, 
1846. On May 3rd, 1864, she was married to Rev. 
Solomon Gehman. See Nos. 3030 to 3036. 

6769 V SHANTZ, PETER E., was born August 25th, 
1849. He is married to Maria C. Bowers. They 
reside in Preston, Ontario, where he is engaged in 
manufacturing all kinds of farm implements. His 
family is as follows, namely: VI Esther (dead), VI 
Frederick, VI Minnie B., VI Grace Maria, VI Cyrus 
B., VI Samuel B., VI Rose Matilda, and VI Alex- 
ander. 

6770 V SHANTZ, WENDELL E., was born September 
16th, 1851. On February 13th, 1872, he was married 
to Nancy Bowman who was born January 24th, 
1851. They reside near Berlin, on the farm formerly 
possessed by David B. Snyder. Their family is as 
follows, namely: VI Allan, VI Urias, VI Loida, VI 
Susannah, VI Sidney, VI Malinda, and VI Alberta. 

6771 V SHANTZ, AARON E., was born April 7th, 
1853. On March 8th, 1874, he was married to Han- 
nah Snyder who was born January 29th, 1857. 

* Shantz Station was named after Mr. Shantz and was situated near where his farm 
buildings were located. The station was burnt many years ago but the place still goes by 
that name. 

t This farm belonged to Jacob M. Clemens, generally known as ; ' Bachelor Jacob," and 
after his decease it was sold and Mr. Shantz purchased it.\ 



410 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

They reside a little south of Berlin where he is 
engaged in farming. Their family consisted of seven 
children, namely: VI Rebecca (dead), VI Alvin, VI 
Addison, VI Samuel, VI Nora, VI Ella May, and 
Olive Irene. 

6772 V SHANTZ, JACOB E., was born April 27th, 1855. 
On November 27th, 1877, he was married to Lydia 
U. Bowman who was born April 14th, 1855. They 
reside on the old "David Schneider Place" at Free- 
port, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To 
them were born four children, namely: VI Ervine, 
VI Benjamin, VI Lydia Ann (dead), and VI Esther. 

6773 V SHANTZ, MARY ANN, twin sister to Jacob E., 
was born April 27th, 1855. She was married to 
Isaac C. Snyder, a carpenter. See Isaac, C. Snyder's 
family. 

6774 V SHANTZ, MOSES E., was born May 21st, 1857. 
On December 12th, 1882, he was married to Magda- 
lena Betzner who was born January 1st, 1861. They 
reside on the old ''Moses Schneider Place" where he 
is engaged in farming. Their family consists of four 
children, namely: VI Loanna, VI Lincoln, VI Clay- 
ton, and VI Vernon. 

6775 V SHANTZ, SAMUEL E., was bora February 
16th, 1859. On October 5th, 1880, he was married to 
Lucinda Shoemaker who was born August 9th, 
1861. They reside on part of his father's homestead 
where he is engaged in farming. To them are born 
three children, namely: VI Silva, VI Bella May, 
and VI Percey. 

6776 V SHANTZ, DANIEL E , was born October 13th, 
1860. On February 10th, 1884, he was married to 
Hannah Snyder who was born October llth, 1865. 
They reside on part of her father's old homestead 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 411 

two miles south-east of Berlin where he is engaged 
in farming. Their family is as follows, namely: VI 
Algerdie, VI Harvey, and VI Ralph. 

6777 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born April 5th, 
1862. She is unmarried and resides with her 
parents. 

6778 V SHANTZ, FRANKLIN E., was born October 
13th, 1863. On September 28th, 1886, he was mar- 
ried to Selina Cressman who was born December 
15th, 1867. They reside on his father's old home- 
stead. Their family is as follows, namely: VI 
Fannie Violet and VI Lloyd. 

6779 V SHANTZ, NANCY, was born October 9th, 1865, 
and died December 6th, 1866. 

6780V SHANTZ, ESTHER, was born October 5th, 
1867. On October 1st, 1889, she was married to 
David Wismer, a farmer. They reside near Blair, 
Ontario, and have a family of one child named VI 
David Elton. See David Wismer's family. 

6781 IV SHANTZ, AMOS, the youngest son of Jacob 
and Mary (Yost) Shantz, was born May 31st, 1829. 
On March 2nd, 1852, he was married to Nancy, 
daughter of Abraham and Barbara ( Shantz) Moyer. 
She was born September 2nd, 1835. Shortly after 
their marriage they moved on a farm four miles 
west of New Dundee, where he was engaged 
in farming until March, 1883, when they moved to 
Berlin where they still reside. To them were born 
the following children, viz: 

6782 V SHANTZ, MOSES, was born November 28th, 
1852, and died December 5th, 1852. 

6783 V SHANTZ, LEVI, was born December 10th, 1853- 



412 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

He is married to Nancy Cressman and resides in 
Berlin where lie is engaged with the J. Y. Shantz 
& Son Button Co. To them were born seven chil- 
dren, namely: VI Elminda, VI Dianah, VI Mary 
Ann, VI Ida, VI Morgan, VI Leander, and VI 
Rosetta. 

6784 V SHANTZ, LEVINA, was born July 19th, 1856. 
She is married to Cyrus Rickert, a farmer. They 
reside near Manheim, Ontario. Their family is as 
follows, namely: VI Ervine, VI Addison, VI Har- 
vey, VI Clara, VI Sidney, VI Malinda (dead), and 
a boy whose name was not received. 

6785 V SHANTZ, JACOB M., was born April 16th, 
1858. He is married to Mary Ann Bingeman. They 
reside near Plattsville, Ontario, where he is engaged 
in farming. To them are born the following chil- 
dren, namely: VI Abiah, VI Ira, and VI Ebner. 

6786V SHANTZ, ABRAHAM, was born September 
29th, 1860. He is married to Sarah Good. They 
reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in 
the tinsmith business with C. E. Moyer. His 
family consists of one child named VI Sylva. 

6787 V SHANTZ, AMOS, was born April 22nd, 1865. 
He is married to Clara Giller. They reside in 
Berlin where he is engaged as delivery man for 
Bramm Bros., millers. His family consists of one 
son named VI Leslie. 

6788 V SHANTZ, NANCY, twin sister to Amos, was 
born April 22nd, 1865. She is unmarried and has 
her home with her brother, Jacob. 

6789 V SHANTZ, MALINDA, was born June 4th, 1875- 
She is unmarried and is home with her parents. 



BIOGKAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 418 

6790 III SHANTZ, ISAAC, was bora in Montgomery 

County, Pennsylvania, April 23rd, 1783. On October i5th, 
1808, he was married to Esther, daughter of George and Eliza- 
beth (Morris; Bechtel. She was born February 2nd, 1786, and 
died near Berlin, Ontario, July 24th, 1867. In 1808 Mr. Shantz, 
in company with his mother, his brother, Joseph, and his sister, 
Veronica, moved to Canada and settled on the farm now in 
possession of Abraham H. YVamboldt.f Here he resided until 
his death which took place December i2th, 1854. To them 
were born eleven children, viz: 

6791 IV SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, was bora August 
llth, 1809, and died January 22nd, 1821. 

6792 IV SHANTZ, SAMUEL, was born January 16th, 

1811. On March 28th, 1830, he was married to Susannah Erb 
who was born November i3th, 1810, and died October yth, 
1844. On March 25th, 1845, he was again married to Rebecca 
Rudy who was born October 29th, 1825. Although deprived of 
first class school privileges and his time devoted to constant labor 
on his father's farm, his desire for information made him seek 
opportunities for acquiring knowledge This, added to his natural 
abilities, gave Mr. Shantz great success in acquiring information 
on all topics. His stock of knowledge and experience made him 
a wise counsellor and a judicious adviser; and on many occasions, 
both in public and private interects, his counsel was sought and 
obtained. After his first marriage he took charge of his own farm, 
about three miles west of Berlin, and commenced clearing away 
the huge forest and erected the necessary buildings thereon. In 
due time he was the possessor of one of the finest farms on the 
Petersburg Road. Here he resided until his death which took 
place January i8th, 1895. His family consisted of twenty-two 
children, ten of whom were born unto his first wife. Names of 
children are as follows: 

6793 V SHANTZ, LEVI, was born December llth, 1830, 
and died August 27th, 1832. 

f This farm is a little to the south-east of Berlin, 



414 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OV WATERLOO. 

6794 V SHANTZ, IRA, was born May 13th, 1832, and 
died same day. 

6795 V SHANTZ, MARY ANN, was born August 17th, 
1833. In January, 1856, she was married to Daniel 
Bean and died February 28th, 1861, leaving two 
children, namely: VI Susannah and VI Rebecca. 

See No. 982 and 983. 

6796 V SHANTZ, NANCY, was born May 5th, 1835. 
On December 12th, 1854, she was married to Abra- 
ham Rudy, a farmer. She died August 12th, 1857, 
leaving two daughters, namely: VI Susannah and 
VI Elizabeth. See Abraham Rudy's family. 

6797 V SHANTZ, SAMUEL E., M. D., was born June 

nth, 1836. His boyhood days were spent on the farm and when 
up in his teens he was clerking in Mr. Daniel Snyder's store, 
Waterloo. Leaning more towards a professional life, he gave up 
the mercantile calling and attended the university where he in 
due time graduated as an M. D. Pie practised in St. Peter, 
Minnesota, U. S., where he had received a high position from 
the state government. His death took place August 22nd, 1868. 
On May 2ist, 1868, he was married to Louisa Graham. To 
them was born one child named VI Cornelia. 

6798 V SHANTZ, ODO, was born April 3rd, 1838, and 
died same day. 

6799 V SHANTZ, ISAAC E., was born May 23rd, 1839. 
On December 23rd, 1860, he was married to Magda- 
lena Eby. They reside in the town of Berlin where 
he is engaged in the foundry of which he is pro- 
prietor. His family consisted of six children, viz:: 

6800 VI SHANTZ, JOSIAH, was born November 18th, 
1861. He is married to Eliza Shantz and resides in 
the town of Berlin where he is engaged in running 
a dray. To them were born the following children, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 415 

namely: VII Elden Roy, VII Ivan Abner, VII 
Vernon Floyd, VII Gordon, and VII Nettie. 

6801 VI SHANTZ, OILMAN, was born February 28th, 
1863, and died same day. 

6802 VI SHANTZ, EDMUND, was born July 14th, 
1865. He is married to Susannah Groff. They 
reside at Bridgeport where he is engaged in 
farming. To them are born two children, namely: 
VII Alson and VII Edna. 

6803 VI SHANTZ, ELMINA, was born November 
22nd, 1868. She is married to Rev. Christian R. 
Miller. They reside in Berlin. He is engaged as 
assistant minister to Rev. Solomon Eby on the 
Bethel field of labor. 

6804 VI SHANTZ, MARY ANN, was born June 5th, 
1871. She is married to Amos Groff, a farmer. 
They reside near Waterloo, on Mr. Jacob GrofFs 
farm. 

6805 VI SHANTZ, MILTON E., the youngest in the 
family, was born July 8th, 1873. He is engaged as 
book-keeper in the office of I. E. Shantz & Co., 
Berlin. He is residing with his parents. 

6806 V SHANTZ, MENNO E., was born March llth, 
1841. On September 18th, 1864, he was married to 
Barbara Rudy. They reside in Wilmot Township, 
about a mile east of Petersburg, Ontario, where he 
is the owner of two farms. His family consists of 
six children, viz: 

6807 VI SHANTZ, NELSON, was born June llth, 1865- 
He is married to Barbara Snyder. They reside 
near his father's home where he is engaged in 
farming. Their family is as follows, namely: VII 



416 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOKY OF WATERLOO. 

Agnes Isabella, VII Arthur Clayton, VII Lome 
Alexander, and VII Cornelia. 

6808 VI SHANTZ, ANGELINE, was born October 6th, 
1867. She is married to Samuel Snyder. They 
reside in Wilmot Township where he is engaged in 
farming, and have a family of one child named VII 
Perly May. 

6809 VI SHANTZ, CLEASON, was born July 28th, 
1870. He is married to Maria Shantz and resides on 
the old "Jacob Snyder Farm" at Waterloo where he 
is engaged in farming. 

6810 VI SHANTZ, WILLIAM R., born April 3rd, 1872. 

6811 VI SHANTZ, MARIA, born May 28th, 1876. 

6812 VI SHANTZ, CLARA, born July 1st, 1884 

6813 V SHANTZ, BARBARA, was born April 12th, 
1842. On September 18th, 1860, she was married to 
David Devitt and died February 23rd, 1879, leaving 
a family of seven children, namely: VI Harriet, VI 
Samuel, VI Elizabeth, VI Susannah, VI Josiah, VI 
Barbara, and VI David. All are dead save Barbara 
who was born February 15th, 1873. 

6814 V SHANTZ, AARON E., was born September 

gth, 1844. On March 28th, 1869, he was married to Veronica 
Eby who was born September igth, 1843, and died in Winnipeg. 
Manitoba, November i6th, 1885. After her decease he was 
married to Fannie May Flanaghan who died a few years after 
their marriage. Some time after the decease of his second wife 
he was again married to a Mrs. Ried who died a few years ago, 
In spring of 1895 he was married the fourth time to Nellie 
Gasgone, widow of the late John Hagen. They reside in Win- 
nipeg, Manitoba, where he is engaged in the mercantile business. 
His family consisted of nine children, namely: VI Nettie (dead), 
VI Malinda (dead), VI Jacob (dead), VI Adaline, VI, Edwin 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 417 

(dead), VI Ida, VI Elsie (dead), and VI Edith of first wife, and 
VI Fannie May of second wife. 

6815V SHANTZ, DANIEL, was born January 1st, 

1846, and died August 4th, 1848. 

6816 V SHANTZ, ESTHER, was born December 27th, 

1847. On November 29th, 1871, she was married to 
Menno Shoemaker. See Menno Shoemaker's family. 

6817 V SHANTZ, ABRAHAM, was born May 2nd, 1850, 
and died January 23rd, 1861. 

6818 V SHANTZ, MOSES R., was born February 13th, 
1852. On January 20th, 1874, he was married to 
Rebecca Rickhert who died December 25th, 1881. 
On October 8th, 1882, he was again married to 
Caroline Lipps who was born October 29th, 1862. 
He resides about three miles west of Waterloo 
where he is engaged in farming. The names of his 
children are. as follows: VI Sarah, VI Edwin, and 
VI Lovina (dead) of first wife, and VI Ella May, VI 
Wesley, and VI Dora of second wife. 

6819V SHANTZ, EMILY, was born February 18th, 
1854. On December 9th, 1873, she was married to 
Samuel C. Bowman. See No. 106. 

6820 V SHANTZ, JOSIAH, was born February 20th, 
1856, and died February 5th, 1861. 

6821 V SHANTZ, NELSON, was born August 2nd, 
1858, and died January 18th, 1861. 

6822 V SHANTZ, MATILDA, was born October 16th, 
1860. On February 12th, 1879, she was married to 
Noah E. Eby, and has a family of seven children, 
namely: VI Josiah, VI Louisa, VI Samuel, VI 
Edwin, VI Cemantha, VI Priscilla, and VI Milton. 
See No. 2548. 



418 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6823 V SHANTZ, ISRAEL R., was bora August 15th, 
1863. He is married to Elizabeth Schmitt. They 
reside on his father's old homestead. To them are 
born the following children, namely: VI Soleda 
May, VI Lloyd D wight, VI Samuel, and VI Orva. 

6824 V SHANTZ, ALLEN R, was born September 2nd, 
1865. He is married to Louisa Miller and resides in 
Buffalo, New York, where he is engaged in manu- 
facturing cigars. They had one child which died 
in infancy. 

6825V SHANTZ, LOUISA REBECCA, was born 
October 20th, 1867. On March 14th, 1886, she was 
married to Benjamin E. Eby. They reside in the 
town of Gait. Their family is as follows, namely: 
VI Milford and VI Sylva Pearl. 

6826 V SHANTZ, SIMON R, was born April 28th, 
1871. He is married to Lydia Ann Knorr. They 
reside on part of the old homestead where he is 
engaged in farming. They have one child named 
VI Alberta May. 

6827 IV SHANTZ, BARBARA, was bora May 6th, 

1812, and died April 22nd, 1887. On November 
28th, 1830, she was married to Abraham Moyer. 
See Abraham Moyer's family. 

6828 IV SHANTZ, MARY, was born January 14th, 
1814, and died December 22nd, 1875. On September 
10th, 1834, she was married to Samuel Herner. See 
Samuel Herner's family. 

6829 IV SHANTZ, SARAH (Sallie), was born January 
21st, 1816, and died October 18th, 1881. On January 
28th, 1834, he was married to Joseph E. Schneider. 
See Joseph E. Schneider's family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 419 

6830 IV SHANTZ, NANCY, was born August llth, 
1817. On March 1st, 1836, she was married to Ben- 
jamin Weber. At present she resides with her 
daughter, Anna (Mrs. Noah Detweiler), See Benja- 
min Weber's family. 

6831 IV SHANTZ, VERONICA, was born October 
27th, 1819, and died September 7th, 1893. On May 
llth, 1841, she was married to Joseph Cressman. 
See Nos. 2067 to 2074. 

6832 IV SHANTZ, ESTHER, was born January 7th, 
1823, and died September 16th, 1883. She was mar- 
ried to David Eshelman. See No. 2983 to 2991. 

6833 IV SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was born April 
19th, 1825, and died April 19th, 1887. On March 
27th, 1845, she was married to Benjamin B. Snyder. 
See Benjamin B. Snyder's family. 

6834 IV SHANTZ, ISAAC B., was born near Berlin, 
Ontario, May 18th, 1827. On October 1st, 1850, he 
was married to Magdalena Latschaw who was born 
April 3rd, 1832, and died February 22nd, 1856. On 
December 12th, 1856, he was again married to Maria 
Shantz who was born June 17th, 1827, and died 
December 23rd, 1885. At present Mr. Shantz resides 
in the town of Berlin where he is living retired. 
His family consisted of ten children, three of whom 
were born unto his first wife. Their names are as 
follows: 

6835V SHANTZ, HANNAH, was born June 19th, 
1851, and died September 30th, 1885. She was mar- 
ried to Daniel Kesselring, a farmer, and had a 
family of six children, namely: VI Lydia Ann, VI 
Mary, VI Barbara, VI Emma (dead), VI William, 
and VI Elmina (dead). 



420 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6836 V SHANTZ, AMOS, was born May llth, 1853, and 
died March 16th, 1856. 

6837 V SHANTZ, VERONICA, was born July llth, 
1855, and died August 13th, 1856. 

6838 V SHANTZ, LYDIA S., was born November 9th, 
1857. She is unmarried and is home with her 
father for whom she is keeping house. 

6839V SHANTZ, BARBARA, was born November 
26th, 1859. She is married to John Kercher. They 
reside on the old "Henry Wismer Place" near Cen- 
treville, where he is engaged in farming. They 
have two children, namely: VI Edna and VI Lloyd. 

6840 V SHANTZ, EZRA S., was born August 28th, 
1862. He is married to Lydia Honsberger and re- 
sides on his father's old homestead several miles 
west of the town of Waterloo, where he is engaged 
in farming. His family consists of three children, 
namely: VI Elmer, VI Herbert, and VI Pharez. 

6841 V SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was born October 
10th, 1864, and died March 27th, 1883. 

6842 V SHANTZ, RACHEL, was born November 18th 
1867, and died March 28th, 1872. 

6843 V SHANTZ, WILLIAM, was born December 28th, 
1869. He is married to Hannah Good and resides 

on the "Wm. Trussler Place" about three miles west 
of Berlin, where he is engaged in farming. To 
them was born one child named VI Vera Viola 
(dead). 

6844 V SHANTZ, JOSEPH S., was born June 21st, 
1872. He is unmarried and is engaged as clerk with 
Mr. A. S. Hallman. 



BIOGKAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 421 

6845 IV SHANTZ, LEAH, was bom December 1st, 
1829. On October 19th, 1851, she was married to 
Solomon Martin. They reside in Huron County, 
Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. See 
Solomon Martin's family. 

6846 III SHANTZ, DAVID, was born in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, March Tth, 1787. In 109 he 
came to Canada and settled on part of lot No. 1, 
German Company's Tract, township and county of 
Waterloo, Ontario, where he resided until his death 
which took place April 8th, 1879. He was married 
to Elizabeth Pannebeckerf who was born July 16th, 
1793, and died of cancer December 1st, 1863. They 
had no family but had adopted seven children 
whom they raised save one who died in infancy. 

6847 III SHANTZ, VERONICA, was born November 
14th, 1789. In 1808 she was married to Abraham 
Biehn, a farmer. They resided near Doon where 
she died July 27th, 1876. See Nos. 1028 to 1043. 

6848 III SHANTZ, SAMUEL, was born July 7th, 1792, 
and died December 19th, 1792. 

6849 III SHANTZ, JOSEPH, the youngest son of Isaac 

and Barbara (Reiff) Shantz, was born near Pottstown, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, June 24th, 1795. In May, 1808, 
his mother, with her three youngest children, David, Veronica, 
and Joseph, who was then only thirteen years of age. moved to 
Canada and arrived in Waterloo County in June. On the 2ist 
or 22nd of the same month she took possession of her bush 
farm, being composed of part of lot No. 52, German Company's 
Tract. About six acres were cleared and cleaned and a log 
house put up, but this house was without roof and floor until their 
coming. The lumber was purchased in Gait and the first thing 

t See Cornelius Pannebecker's family for information. 



422 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

the party had to do on their arrival was to put on the board roof 
and lay the floor, and then the house was ready to move into. 
By four o'clock in the afternoon everything was put in its proper 
place and everybody felt happy and well at home except Joseph 
who stood outside the house and wept bitterly, being sick of the 
wild and romantic life and wishing himself home at Pottstown 
again. So much did he weep that his mother came out to speak 
words of comfort to him, upon which he said, "O mother, what 
made you leave our beautiful home and come here where there is 
nothing but bush and flies? Why had you to listen to Christian?! 
It is not at all as he used to say." The mother, listening to her 
son's lamentable tale, said, "Joseph, now do quit crying and come 
into the house with me or else I shall have homesick like you 
and begin to cry." They both went into the house and that 
ended " Homesick."* Here he was raised and on July 8th, 
1817, he was married to Catherine, daughter of Joseph and 
Barbara (Eby) Schneider. She was born February i2th, 1799, 
and died September i5th, 1881. Soon after their marriage they 
moved on their farm, being composed of west half of lot No. 9, 
. German Company's Tract, now occupied by their son, Moses. 
Here they resided until 1849 when they moved on the farm being 
composed of west half of lot No. 26, German Company's Tract, 
now in possession of his sons, Joseph and Menno. Here he 
built a dam and erected a sawmill and for quite a number of 
years did a large business in sawing during the spring months. 
After his sons, Joseph and Menno, were married, he divided his 
farm into two and gave each one about half, Joseph retaining 
the part with the old buildings and the sawmill. Here he died, 
March igth, 1882, six months after the decease of his wife. 
They had a family of seven children, viz: 

6850 IV SHANTZ, SIMON, was born May 15th, 1818. 
On March 4th, 1845, he was married to Judith, 
daughter of Daniel and Susannah (Kenzie) Stauffer. 
She was born August 1st, 1825, and died January 
26th, 1862. He died December 13th, 1893. They 

t His brother who settled here in 1806 always spoke well of Waterloo. 
* This story Mr. Joseph Shantz related to the writer in the year 1869. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 423 

resided in Wilmot Township, near Baden. Their 
family consisted of nine children, viz: 

6851 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born April 8th 
1846. She is unmarried and resides with her 
brother on the old homestead. 

6852 V SHANTZ, CATHARINE, was born September 
28th, 1847. She is married to Jacob Schmitt, a 
farmer. They reside north of Baden and have a 
family of one child. 

6853 V SHANTZ, JONATHAN S., was born March 
16th, 1849. On October 24th, 1876, he was married 
to Caroline Bingeman. They reside in Winter- 
bourne, Ontario, where he is engaged in the sawing 
and lumber business. His family is as follows, 
namely: VI Ida (dead), VI Urias, VI Judith Ann, 
VI Clayton, VI Lizzie, VI Jonathan, VI Elden, and 
VI Verna. 

6854 V SHANTZ, JOSEPH S., was born February 13th, 

1851. On February 18th, 1877, he was married to 
Nancy Shantz. Some time after their marriage 
they moved near Hespeler where she died March 
13th, 1885. On March 9th, 1887, he was again mar- 
ried to Magdalena Snyder, widow of the late Alfred 
Simpson. They reside near Hespeler, Ontario, 
where he is engaged in farming. To him and his 
first wife were born two sons, namely: VI Edwin 
and VI Simon. 

6855 V SHANTZ, MARIA, was born December 3rd, 

1852, and died January llth, 1872. 

6856V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, was born January 
4th, 1855, and died ot : fever. 

6857 V SHANTZ, SIMON S., was bora October 8th, 
1856. He is married to Caroline, daughter of Peter 



424 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

and Catharine (Nahrgang) Christner. They reside 
on his father's farm near Haysville, Ontario. To 
them are born three children, namely: VI Avon, VI 
VI Melvin Russell, and VI Lynden Lloyd. 

6858 V SHANTZ, EZRA S., was born August 7th, 1858. 
On March 15th, 1888, he was married to Lydia Ann, 
daughter of Levi and Hester (Snyder) Stauffer. 
She was born December 14th, 1862. They resided 
near Haysville, Ontario, where he was engaged in 
farming until his death which took place May 10th, 
1895, leaving a family of four children, namely: VI 
Winnie, VI Susannah, VI Lome (dead), and VI 
Burton. 

6859 V SHANTZ, BARBARA, was born April 6th, 
1860, and died some time ago. 



6860 IV SHANTZ, MOSES, the second son of Joseph 

and Catharine (Schneider) Shantz, was born August 22nd, 1819. 
On March i8th, 1849, he was married to Susannah, daughter of 
Jacob C. and Elizabeth (Cressman) Snider. She was born 
April 4th, 1840. Soon after their marriage they moved on the 
farm they still possess, his father's farm, being composed of west 
half of lot No. 9, German Company's Tract. Here they raised 
a family of twelve children, viz: 

6861V SHANTZ, T1LMAN, was born January 8th, 

1850. On March 2oth, 1871, he was married to Esther, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Magdalena (Shantz) Snyder. After their 
marriage they moved on the farm -now possessed by his brother, 
Aaron S. Shantz. Here they remained for one year,then, on March 
6th, 1872, they moved to Maryborough Township, Wellington 
County, 4th Concession, near Wallace line. Here they resided 
until March 6th, 1875, when they moved on the farm they now 
possess, north-east quarter of lot No. 9, German Company's 
Tract, about three miles north of the town of Waterloo where he 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



is engaged as a farmer and breeder of thoroughbred stock. He 
has been councillor for two years, 1884-5, deputy reeve for six 
years, 1886-91, and- reeve for the year 1892. He always takes an 
active part in political matters and strongly advocates the platform 
taken by the Liberals of this province. His family consists of 
nine children, viz: 

6862 VI SHANTZ, HARVEY, born December 30, 1871. 

6863 VI SHANTZ, ALVIN H., born February 11, 1873. 

6864 VI SHANTZ, ALFRED E., born Dec. 6th, 1874. 

6865 VI SHANTZ, URIAS A., born September 26, 1876. 

6866 VI SHANTZ, ANGUS M., born July 19th, 1878. 

6867 VI SHANTZ, WALTER W., born March 4th, 1880. 

6868 VI SHANTZ, ELSIE L., bora February 3rd, 1882. 

6869 VI SHANTZ, CLEMENTINA, born Sept. 16, 1883. 

6870 VI SHANTZ, EZRA ERVINE, born Sept. 11, 1885. 

6871 V SHANTZ, AARON, the second son, was born 
March 3rd, 1851. On February 9th, 1874, he was 
married to Leah, daughter of Benjamin and Mag- 
dalena (Shantz) Snyder. She was born November 
27th, 1850. After their marriage they moved on the 
farm they still occupy, the old "Christian Martin 
Farm," about one-half mile from the Martin Menno- 
nite Meeting House. They have a family of four 
children, viz: 

6872 VI SHANTZ, HERBERT, born December 6, 1874. 

6873 VI SHANTZ, LUCENA, born July 6th, 1876. 

6874 VI SHANTZ, EPHRAIM, born December 31, 1877. 

6875 VI SHANTZ, SABINA, bom October 30th, 1879. 



426 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6876 V SHANTZ, MENNO S., the third son, was born 
October llth, 1852. On April 12th, 1876, he was 
married to Lydia, daughter of David and Hannah 
(Kolb) Bricker. She was born April 17th, 1851. He 
is a miller by trade but at present he resides in 
Berlin where he is engaged in the livery business. 
Their family consists of four children, namely: VI 
Abner, VI Ada, VI Pearly, and VI Melvin. 

6877 V SHANTZ, VERONICA, the eldest daughter, 
was born September 16th, 1854. On September 
23rd, 1873, she was married to Henry Groff and has 
a family of four children, namely: VI Edward, VI 
Walter, VI Clara May, and VI Mary Susannah. 
See Henry Groff 's family. 

6878V SHANTZ, FRANKLIN, the fourth son, was 
born September 14th, 1856. On January 6th, 1884, 
he was married to Leah, daughter of Abraham and 
Mary (Eby) Groff. She was bom June llth, 1856. 
They reside on his father's old place three miles 
north of the town of Waterloo. Their family con- 
sists of five children, namely: VI Anna, VI Albert, 
VI Ida, VI Abraham, and VI Susannah. 

6879 V SHANTZ, AMOS S., the fifth son, was born 
February 2nd, 1859. On December 2nd, 1885, he 
was married to Jemima, daughter of Benjamin and 
Magdalena (Shantz) Snyder. She was born Feb- 
ruary 23rd, 1864. They reside on the north half of 
his father's farm adjoining the township of Wool- 
wich. They have three children, namely: VI 
Aldred, VI Lena, and VI Edna. 

6880 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, the second daughter, 
was born February 15th, 1861. On October 20th, 
1891, she was married to Henry B. Eby. They 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 427 

reside in the town of Berlin and have a family of 
one son named VI Edwin. See No. 2774. 

6881 V SHANTZ, CATHARINE, was born June 8th, 
1863. On January 20th, 1882, she was married to 
Franklin Shuh. Their family consists of three 
children, namely: VI Clayton, VI Mabel, and VI 
Clarence. See Franklin Shuh's family. 

6882 V SHANTZ, LUCINDA, was born April 4th, 1866. 
She was married to David Hoffer in March, 1890. 
They reside on a farm near Floradale, Ontario. No 
family. 

6883 V SHANTZ, ALLAN, was born December 14th, 
1867. He is unmarried and is engaged in farming on 
his father's old homestead. 

6884 V SHANTZ, EMMA, was born February 5th, 1869. 
She is unmarried and is at home assisting her 
mother in her household duties. 

6885 V SHANTZ, LYDIA ANN, the youngest in her 
father's family, was born October 18th, 1874. She 
is unmarried and resides with her parents. 



6886 IV SHANTZ, VERONICA, the eldest daughter 
of Joseph and Catharine (Schneider) Shantz, was 
born in Waterloo County, March 15th, 1822. On 
November 14th, 1843, she was married to Joseph 
Weber. She died September 23rd, 1894. See Joseph 
Weber's family. 

6887 IV SHANTZ, BARBARA, was bom August llth, 
1825, and was married to Moses Springer, sheriff 
for the county of Waterloo. She died October 
13th, 1884, leaving a large family. See Moses 
Springer's family. 



428 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

6888 IV SHANTZ, MARIA, was born June 17th, 1827. 
She was married to Isaac B. Shantz and died 
December 23rd, 1885. See Isaac B. Shantz's family. 

6889 IV SHANTZ, JOSEPH, was born May 15th, 1830. 
On November 6th, 1855, he was married to Catha- 
rine Martin who was born November 29th, 1836. 
Soon after his marriage he moved on his father's 
farm, north-west of Waterloo, where he was en- 
gaged in farming and sawing. Here he resided 
until his death which took place October 2nd, 1886. 
To them was born a family of six children, viz: 

6890 V SHANTZ, LYDIA, was born March 10th, 1857. 
She is married to Abraham B. Gingerich. See No. 
3200. 

6891 V SHANTZ, ISRAEL, was born December 17th, 
1858, and died September 29th, 1864. 

6892 V SHANTZ, CYRUS, was born January 29th, 
1861. He was married, December 5th, 1885, to 
Susannah Clemmer who was born September 19th, 
1860. He resides several miles north-west of the 
town of Waterloo where he is the owner of a beau- 
tiful farm. His family is as follows, namely: VI 
Milton, VI Lucinda, and VI Nelson. 

6893 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born March 4th, 
1863. She was married to Samuel M. Weber, March 
8th, 1881. They reside near Floradale, Ontario. 
See Samuel M. Weber's family. 

6894V SHANTZ, JESSE, was born November 8th, 
1866. He is married to Magdalena Martin and 
resides on his father's old homestead where he is 
engaged in farming. His family consists of one son 
named VI Angus. 

6895V SHANTZ, MARY ANN, was born October 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 429 

llth, 1870. She is married to Enoch Martin, a 
farmer. They reside in Woolwich Township and 
have one son named VI Cleason. 

6896 IV SHANTZ, MENNO S., was born April 16th, 

1836. On November gth, 1858, he was married to Elizabeth 
Schneider who was born November 29th, 1836, and died Jan. 
uary 28th 1893. On December 2nd, 1894, he was again married 
to Leah Musselman, widow of the late Absalom Martin. She 
was born May 3rd 1844. After his first marriage he recided on 
the farm now in possession of Paul M. Martin, his son-in-law, 
where he resided until 1893, then moved on the old "John Sitler 
Farm" where he still lives retired. In November, 1874, he was 
ordained at the David Eby Meeting House as deacon of the 
Mennonite Church for the Eby, Martin and Conestogo fields' of 
labor, a position which he still holds. To him and his first wife 
were born eleven children, viz: 

6897 V SHANTZ, MARIA, was born September 20th, 
1859. She was married to Tilman Martin, March 
1st, 1881. See Tilman Martin's family. 

6898V SHANTZ, JOSIAH, was born January 26th, 
1881. He is married to Phiaiina Rudy. They 
reside on Mr. Abraham Rudy's farm which he has 
rented. To them are born two children, namely: 
VI Alvin and VI Elvina. 

6999 V SHANTZ, CATHARINE, was bom May 19th, 

1862, and died November 30th, 1863. 

6900 V SHANTZ, HANNAH, was bom October 15th, 

1863. She is home and unmarried. 

6901 V SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was born January 
30th, 1865. She was married to Manasseh Martin 
March 1st, 1887. They reside on the old "John 
Sitler Farm." See Manasseh Martin's family. 

6902V SHANTZ, LYDIA ANN, was born March 27th, 



430 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1866. She is married to Paul M. Martin. See Paul 
M. Martin's family. 

6903 V SHANTZ, ELIAS S., was born September llth, 

1867. He is married to Catharine Sitler and resides 
on the farm formerly owned by the late Absalom 
Martin. His family consists of three children 
namely: VI Hannah, VI Menno, and VI Elani. 

6904 V SHANTZ, ISRAEL, was born April 6th, 1869. 
He is married to Leah Baumann and resides on 
west half of his father's farm. His family consists 
of one son named VI Cleason. 

6905V SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, was born February 
8th, 1872. She was married to Menno Steckley. 
They reside in Stanley Township, Huron County, 
Ontario, near Blake P. O., where he is farming. 

6906 V SHANTZ, VELINA, was born March 6th, 1875. 
She is unmarried and has her home with her father. 

6907 V SHANTZ, MENNO, was born August 1st, 1879, 
and died same day. 

6908 II SHANTZ, CHRISTIAN, son of old Jacob 

Shantz and his second wife, was born in Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, near Pottstown, July nth, 1769. In 1791 he was 
married to Hannah Paul who was born in the same county, Sep- 
tember roth, 1772, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, July 
loth, 1845. In 1810 they with their family and others moved to 
Canada and settled at Freeport, Ontario, on the farm known as 
the "Rev. Abraham C. Weber Farm." He died April 7th, 1857. 
His family consisted of ten children, eight cf whom were born in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Their family is as follows: 

6909 III SHANTZ, CATHARINE, was born September 
5th, 1792. In September, 1814, she was married to 
John C. Schneider and died February 27th, 1854. 
See John C. Schneider's family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 431 

6910 III SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, was born May 15th, 
1794, and died February 5th, 1857. She was never 
married. 

6211 III SHANTZ, MAGDALENA, was born Decem- 
ber 15th, 1795. She was married, March 20th, 1814, 
to Christian J. Schneider, and died February 8th, 
1867. See Christian J. Schneider's family. 

6912 III SHANTZ, JACOB, was born August 15th, 
1797. On March 2nd, 1824, he was married to 
Susannah, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Erb) 
Schneider. She was born June 4th, 1804, and died 
April 2nd, 1837. After their marriage they settled 
on lot No. 69, German Company's Tract, about two 
miles east of Bloomingdale, Ontario, where he died 
July 21st, 1871. 

6913 IV SHANTZ, LYDIA, was born March 1st, 1825. 
On October 28th, 1845, she was married to Abraham 
B. Clemmer and died April 15th, 1887. See Nos. 
1923 to 1931. 

6914 IV SHANTZ, DANIEL, was born March 30th, 
1827. On October 29th, 1849, he was married to 
Esther C. Wismer who was born June 1st, 1826, and 
died November 20th, 1881. The first year after his 
marriage he resided in the wash-house on his 
father's place. The next year (1851) new buildings 
were erected on farm composed of part of lot No. 
69, German Company's Tract, about two miles east 
of Bloomingdale where he resided many years. At 
present he resides near Bloomingdale with his 
daughter, Mary. To him and his wife was born a 
family as follows, viz: 

6915 V SHANTZ, JACOB W., was born September 3rd, 
1850. On January 19th, 1873, he was married to 
Magdalena Cressman. They reside in Maryborough 



432 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Township, Wellington County, where he is engaged 
in farming. Their family is as follows, namely: VI 
Emanuel (dead), VI Annanias, VI Esther, VI Ad- 
dison, VI Nathan, VI Emma, VI Fannie, and VI 
Celina. 

6916V SHANTZ, HENRY W., was born February 
16th, 1852. On October 29th, 1876, he was married 
to Magdalena Baumann. They resided in Mary- 
borough Township where he died August 1st, 1879, 
leaving two children, namely: VI Hannah and VI 
Seranus. 

6917 V SHANTZ, NOAH W., was bom August 10th, 
1854. On February 27th, 1876, he was married to 
Rachel Shantz. They resided at Remus, Michigan, 
thence moved back to Berlin, Ontario, where she 
died. Their family is as follows, namely: VI Ed- 
mund, VI Elah, VI Daniel, VI Morris, and VI 
Orvey. 

6918 V SHANTZ, SUSANNAH W., was born Novem- 
ber 17th, 1856, and died same day. 

6919 V SHANTZ, MARY W., was born May 17th, 1858. 
On April 24th, 1885, she was married to Charles 
Reichel. They reside about a mile east of Bloom- 
ingdale. To them is born the following family: VI 
Daniel, VI J.acob, VI Charles, VI Allan, and a 
daughter whose name was not received. 

6920 V SHANTZ, DANIEL W., was born April 8th, 
1861. He is a cabinet maker by trade and resides 
in Kalkaska, Michigan, where he is engaged in one 
of the large factories. He is unmarried. 

6921 V SHANTZ, ESTHER W., was born March 26th, 
1863. On January 15th, 1882, she was married to 
Owen H. Baumann. They reside at May City, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 433 

Osceola County, Iowa, where lie is engaged in 
farming. Their family is as follows, namely: VI 
Lucinda, VI Alvin, and VI Luanna. 

6922 V SHANTZ, BARBARA W., was born June 16th, 
1865. On April 19th, 1885, she was married to 
Christian Allemang. He has rented Mr. Shantz's 
farm. To Mr. Allemang is born a family of four 
children, namely: VI Mary Ann, VI Hannah, VI 
Albie, and VI Clayton. 

6923 V SHANTZ, MENNO W., was born May 26th, 
1869. He is unmarried and resides in Woolwich 
Township where he has his home with Mr. Peter 
Ziegler. 

6924 IV SHANTZ, HANNAH, was born June 12th, 
1829. On October 28th, 1851, she was married to 
Moses C. Snyder who died August 30th, 1871. See 
Moses C. Snyder's family. 

6925 IV SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born June 2nd, 
1831. On November 19th, 1850, she was married to 
Elias Martin. They reside on old Daniel Good's 
place near the Martin Mennonite Meeting House. 
See Elias Martin's family. 

6926 IV SHANTZ, RACHEL, was born July 19th, 1833. 
On December llth, 1853, she was married to Elias 
Eby. They reside near Elmira. See Nos. 2396 to 
2408. 

6927 IV SHANTZ, ABRAHAM, was born September 
24th, 1835, and died June 16th, 1837. 



6928 III SHANTZ, DAVID, was born July 10th, 1802. 
On January 8th, 1828, he was married to Sarah, 



43 i BIOQEAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

daughter of Abraham and Veronica (Shantz) Biehn. 
She was born December 25th, 1811, and died June 
6th, 1889. They resided in Plattsville, Oxford 
County, Ontario, where he died June 27th, 1873. 
To them was born a large family, viz: 

6929 IV SHANTZ, RACHEL, was born July 15th, 1828. 
She is married to John B. Cassel. See Nos. 1559 
to 1563. 

6930 IV SHANTZ, VERONICA, was born November 
llth, 1830. She was married to Jacob Myers. See 
Jacob Myers' family. 

6931 IV SHANTZ, HANNAH, was born March 17th, 
1834. She is married to David Wismer, a sawmiller. 
They reside in Plattsville, Ontario, and have a 
family of eight children, namely: V Eliza, V Isaac, 
V Cyrus, V Benjamin, V Mary Ann, V Leah, V 
Sarah E., and V Phoebe. 

6932 IV SHANTZ, JACOB B., was born July 28th, 
1836, and was accidentally killed while engaged in 
the Plattsville flax mills, December 5th, 1866. He 
was not married. 

6933 IV SHANTZ, BENJAMIN B., was born Septem- 
ber 30th, 1838. He is married to Jane Colins and 
resides at Correctionville, Iowa, where he is en- 
gaged in farming. To them is born the following 
family, namely: V Phoebe, V Maggie, V Minnie, V 
Oscar, V Benjamin, V Laomia, and a son whose 
name was not received. 

6934 IV SHANTZ, SARAH, was born January 3rd 
1841. She was married to Samuel Myers and died 
at Langdon, North Dakota, April 30th, 1894. See 
Samuel Myers' family. 

6935 IV SHANTZ, MARY, was born April 2nd, 18& 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 435 

She was married to John Shutt. They resided in 
Wisconsin, U. S., where she died February 22nd, 
1868, leaving no family. 

6936 IV SHANTZ, PHOEBE, was born June 7th, 1845. 
She is married to Henry Shannon. They reside at 
Watford, Ontario, and have a family of four sons, 
namely: V Elden, V Arthur, V Albert, and V 
Henry. 

6937 IV SHANTZ, ABRAHAM B., was born April 
16th, 1847. He is married and resides in California, 
U. S. His family consists of three children. 

6938 IV SHANTZ, ISAAC B., was born August 30th, 
1849, and resides at Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he is 
engaged in an oatmeal mill. He is married and has 
a family. 

6939 IV SHANTZ, HIRAM B., was born November 
21st, 1851. He resides at Sheldon, Iowa. No in 
formation in regard to wife nor family. 

6940 IV SHANTZ, DAVID B, was born June 2nd, 
1856. He is married and has a family of three 
children. His home is in Correctionville, Iowa, 
where he is engaged in the hardware business. 

6941 IV SHANTZ, HENRY B., was born May 21st, 1859. 
He is an artist and resides in Chicago, Illinois, 
where he is doing a well-paying business. He is not 
married. 

6942 III SHANTZ, HENRY, the second youngest son 

of Christian and Hannah (Paul) Shantz, was born in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, November 3rd, 1804. In 1810 he came 
to Canada with his parents and spent his boyhood days on his 
father's farm on the west side of the Grand River at the Toll 
Bridge (Freeport). On September 23rd, 1828, he was married 



436 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

to Lydia, daughter of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin. 
She was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 2nd, 
1810, and came to Canada when nine years old (1819). In 1829 
they moved to North Dumfries Township, about two miles south 
of Roseville, where they resided until his death which took place 
October 4th, 1877. He was a minister of the Mennonite Church 
for a number of years and later on he was ordained bishop 
which position he filled with honor unto his end. He had a 
family of ten children, viz: 

6943 IV .SHANTZ, PETER, the eldest, was born Au- 
gust 7th, 1829. On October 4th, 1853, he was married 
to Elizabeth Martin. They own a beautiful farm 
in Woolwich Township, about four miles north- 
west of the town of Waterloo. They have no 
family. 

6944 IV SHANTZ, MARY, was born April 15th, 1832 
She was married to John Cressman, November l(3th, 
1852. See Nos. 2167 to 2171. 

6945 IV SHANTZ, REBECCA, was born January 24th, 
1835. On October 7th, 1856, she was married to 
Martin Baumann. They reside on lot No. 27, Ger- 
man Company's Tract. See Nos. 195 to 205. (The 
mother, old Mrs. Henry Shantz, has her home with 
Rebecca. ) 

6946 IV SHANTZ, HANNAH, was born June 10th, 
1837, and died March 15th r 1891. On May 13th, 1856, 
she was married to Christian Rosenberger. See 
Christian Rosenberger's family. 

6947 IV SHANTZ, NANCY, was born October llth, 
1839. On October llth, 1859, she was married to 
Benjamin Rosenberger. See Benjamin Rosenber- 
ger's family. 

6248 IV SHANTZ, ELIZABETH, was born March 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 437 

15th, 1842. On February 9th, 1864, she was married 
to Enos Cressman. See No. 2130. 

6949 IV SHANTZ, DAVID, was bom May 29th, 1845. 
He was married to Susannah Detweiler, November 
16th, 1869. They reside near Strasburg where he 
is engaged in farming. Their family consists of 
nine children, namely: V Lydia, V Rudolph, V 
Albert, V Elmer, V Susannah (dead), V Henry, V 
Maria, V Minerva (dead), and V Elvina. 

6950 IV SHANTZ, LYDIA, was born August 31st, 1848. 
On January llth, 1872, she was married to Henry 
Stoeckle. They live on a large farm near Strasburg 
and have a family of thirteen children, namely: V 
Hettie, married to Jacob Snyder, V Annie, V Lydia, 
V Abraham, V Noah and V Malinda (twins), V 
Lucinda, V Maria, V Ada, V Emma, V Henry, V 
John, and V Edna. 

6951 IV SHANTZ, HENRY, was born October 7th, 
1851. On February 9th, 1875, he was married to 
Veronica Martin. They reside in North Dumfries 
Township, about two miles from Roseville. Their 
family consists of six children, namely: V Mary, V 
Levi, V Noah, V Lydia, V Menno, and V Amos. 

6952 IV SHANTZ, CHRISTIAN, was born February 
7th, 1856. He was married to Magdalena Shupe, 
November 13th, 1877. He is a minister of the Men- 
nonite Brethren in Christ denomination and at 
present is stationed at Port Elgin, Bruce County, 
Ontario. Their family consists of six children, 
namely: V Minerva, V Somaiida, V Melvina, V 
Sidney, V Alda, and V Alvin Lloyd. 

6953 III SHANTZ, SUSANNAH, was born January 
24th, 1807. She was married to Samuel Martin and 



438 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

died in Woolwich Township, May 16th, 1881. See 
Samuel Martin's family. 

6954 III SHANTZ, HANNAH, was bom June 13th, 
1809, and died May 20th, 1834. She was not 
married. 

6955 III SHANTZ, BENJAMIN, was born September 

2ist, 1811. He was married to Lydia Kolb who was born May 
1 3th, 1814. After his marriage he moved on his father's farm at 
Freeport, Ontario. In 1853 they moved to Saugeen, Bruce 
County, Ontario, where she died November gth, 1862. After 
the decease of his first wife he was married to Margaret Swinton 
who was born July 5th, 1840. In 1864 or 1865 Mr. Shantz 
moved to Montgomery County, Missouri, thence to Dallas 
County, same state, where he died November gth, 1868, leaving 
a family of the following children, viz: 

6956 IV SHANTZ, JOSIAH K., was born December 
5th, 1834. He is married to Nancy Kolb. They 
reside at Peabody, Kansas, where he is engaged in 
farming. To them was born the following family, 
namely: V Eliza, V Benjamin, V Abraham, V Elo 
and V Loreno (twins). 

6957 IV SHANTZ, CATHARINE, was born May 17th, 
1836. She is married to Rev. Solomon Eby. They 
reside at Bethel, Ontario. See No. 2715. 

6958 IV SHANTZ, HANNAH, was bom April 1st, 
1838, and died August 2nd, 1841. 

6959 IV SHANTZ, CHRISTIAN, was born January 
20th, 1840. He is married to Mary Hutchinson. 
They reside near Witaskewin Railroad, St. of C. P., 
and their post office is Battle River, Alberta. He 
follows farming and stock raising. His family is 
as follows, namely: V James, V Josiah, V Christian, 
V John (dead), V Benjamin, V Jacob, V John 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 439 

(dead), V Susan, V Lydia, V William, V (Greorge, 
and V Walter. 

6960 IV SHANTZ, TOBIAS K., was born April 10th, 
1842. He is married to Mary Moyer. They reside 
in Berlin where he is engaged as a book agent. 
His family consists of eight children, namely: V 
Orpheus M., born May 24th, 1864, is engaged as 
receiving clerk with Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., re- 
tail dry goods dealers, Corner State and Washington 
Streets, Chicago, Illinois. He was married, January 
30th, 1889, to Cornelia, daughter of Samuel A. and 
Melvina D. Flagler of Ottumwa, Iowa, and has a 
family of one daughter named VI E-uth, born Sep- 
tember 30th, 1892, at Morton Park, Illinois. V Etta, 
V Sophia, V Austin, V Franklin, V Arthur, V 
Florence, and V Herbert. 

6961 IV SHANTZ, ABRAHAM K., was bora Septem- 
ber 20th, 1844. He is married to Mary Ankony and 
resides at Colorado City, Colorado, where he works 
with the carpenters. His family is as follows, 
namely: V Homer Roy and V Luella Jane. 

6962 IV SHANTZ, BENJAMIN K., was born Decem- 
ber 5th, 1846. He is married to Mary Eby and 
resides at Port Elgin, Ontario, where he is engaged 
as a carpenter and builder. His family is as fol- 
lows, namely: V Oscar, V Martha, V Franklin, V 
Noah (dead), V Herbert, V Luella, V Allan, and V 
Edna. 

6963 IV SHANTZ, MENNO K., was born January 31st, 
1849, and died July 6th, 1888. He was not married. 

6964 IV SHANTZ, LYDIA K., was born August 17th, 
1851. She is married to Amos W. Snyder, a farmer. 
They reside at Bloomingdale. See Amos W. 
Snydfer's family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



6965 IV SHANTZ, SARAH K., was born April 1st, 
1854. She was married to Henry S. Snider. They 
resided at Bloomingdale where she died April 10th, 
1878. See Henry S. Snider's family. 

6966 IV SHANTZ, ENOCH K., was born October 7th, 
1856. He was a carpenter by trade and died, un- 
married, May 25th, 1888. 

6967 IV SHANTZ, JACOB S., was born December 23rd, 
1863, and died July 16th, 1865. 

6968 IV SHANTZ, ISRAEL S., was born July 8th, 
1865. He resides at New Buffalo, Missouri, where 
he is engaged as county clerk. He is married to 
Bella Miller and has a family of two children, a boy 
and a girl whose names were not received. 

6969 IV SHANTZ, ISAAC S., was born February 17th, 
1867. He resides at Long-lane, Missouri, where he 
is engaged as farmer and agent. He is not married. 

6970 IV SHANTZ, REBECCA S., was born October 
9th, 1868. She resides at Long-lane, Missouri, where 
she is engaged as teacher. She is not married. 

6971 III SHANTZ, REBECCA, the youngest daughter 
of old Christian and Hannah (Paul) Shantz, was 
born March 3rd, 1815. She was married to David 
Martin. They resided south of St. Jacobs where 
she died June 23rd, 1876. See Deacon David Mar- 
tin's family. 




SHELLY. 



The Shellys are of English descent and originally belonged to 
the Non-conformists who were subjected to so many trials and 
privations during the Stuart Period that many of their number 
left their native home (England) and emigrated to Holland, 
while others went to the Palatinate and Switzerland where they 
could serve God according to their views of the teaching of the 
Bible. Among the number who thus came to Switzerland in 1657 
we find the name of "Shelly" whose given name was not received. 
He resided the remainder of his life in the land of his adoption 
where he died leaving a family. We know the name of only one 
of the sons, namely: II Abraham who was married to a Swiss 
lady and raised quite a family, all of whom lived and died in 
Switzerland save his youngest son, also named III Abraham who 
was born about the year 1703 and came to America in 1.727 or 
1730, and settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1734, where 
he purchased a large tract of land from the government. To 
whom he was married and the number of children in his family 
cannot be ascertained at so late a date. We know that one of 
his sons was named IV Abraham and that he was born in Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, about the year 1736. He was married 
and raised a family of several children, all of whom settled in 
their native state. One of the sons was named V Abraham. He 
was born about the year 1757. About the year 1779 he was 
married to Catharine Boyer.f Some time after their marriage 
they left their native county and moved west to Butler County, 
same state, where he followed farming. He died, aged some 
eighty years, leaving a family of eight children, viz: 

6972 VI SHELLY, CATHARINE, the eldest, was mar- 
ried to Christopher Ziegler, a farmer. They resided 
in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. To them were 
born several children. 

t It is not certain that her name was Boyer, one of the descendants is under the impres- 
sion that it was Beyer. 



442 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

6973 VI SHELLY, ANNA,* was married to John Hen- 
shoe, a farmer. They resided in Butler County, 
Pennsylvania, and had a large family. 

6974 VI SHELLY, BARBARA, was married to Abra- 
ham Shelly, a farmer. They resided in Butler 
County, Pennsylvania, and had quite a family. 

6975 VI SHELLY, HANNAH, was married to John 
Schneider, a farmer. They resided in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, where they raised a family. 

6976 VI SHELLY, HENRY, a farmer, was married to 
a Miss Landis. They resided in Beaver County, 
Pennsylvania, and had a family of several children. 

6977 VI SHELLY, DAVID, was married to a Miss 
Clemmer. They resided in Harmony, Butler County, 
where he was engaged in farming. They raised a 
family but none of their descendants reside in 
Canada. 

6978 VI SHELLY, JESSE, left home when about 21 
years of age. It is supposed he went west and 
settled in Ohio. All trace of him is lost. 

6979 VI SHELLY, SAMUEL, was born in Butler 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1793. He was married to 
Polly Bechtel who was born in 1798 and died in 
1871. She was a cousin to the Rev. Joseph Bechtel 
of this county (See No. 645). He followed farming. 
They resided on his father's old homestead in 
Butler County where he died in 1825. To them 
was born a family of four children, viz: 

6980 VII SHELLY, ANNIE MARIA, was born in 
Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, May 29th, 
1819. On May 24th, 1836, she married to David 
Stauffer. See David Stauffer's family. 

* Not quite certain whether it was Anna. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 443 

6981 VII SHELLY, AMOS, was born in Butler County, 
Pennsylvania, April 15th, 1821. On May 1st, 1850, 
lie was married to Salome H. Cook who was born 
July 24th, 1831. For many years they resided on 
the farm owned until lately by Andrew Weber 
where he was engaged in farming. From here they 
moved to Borlin where he died February 8th, 1877. 
To them was born the following family, viz: 

6982 VIII SHELLY, JOHN, was born March 17th, 

1851. He is unmarried and resides with Mr. 
Andrew Sheifley, near Conestogo. 

6983 VIII SHELLY, JACOB C., was born May 24th, 

1852. He is a miller by trade and resides in Cones- 
togo, Ontario, where he is engaged in Menno S. 
Snider's roller mills. He is married to Mary, 
daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lehman) Weber 
of St. Jacobs. His family consists of the following 
children, namely: IX Clara, IX Cranson, IX Alvin, 
IX Annette, IX Elsie, IX Sylvia, IX Elmeta, IX 
Florence, and IX Lester. 

6984 VIII SHELLY, SYDNEY, was born September 
Ibth, 1854. He is a miller and is engaged in the 
Waterloo Union Mills. He is married to Sophia 
Schaefer and resides in the town of Waterloo. 
Their family is as follows, namely: IX Lizzie, IX 
Aurelia, IX William, IX Agnes, IX Elma, IX Nor- 
man, IX Edward (dead), and IX Oliver. 

6985 VIII SHELLY, ABRAHAM, was born July 26th, 
1856. He is a builder and contractor and resides 
in Brooklyn, New York, where he is married to 
Catharine Branderobe. They have no family. 

6986 VIII SHELLY, SAMUEL, was born August 29th, 
1858. He is married to Aristina Seefeldt and re- 
sides at Conestogo where he is engaged in farming. 



444 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Their family is as follows, namely: IX Odo (dead), 
IX Luella, IX Nelta and IX Nelson (twins). 

6987 VIII SHELLY, MARIA, was born August 25th, 
1860. She is unmarried and resides with her 
brother, Sydney. 

6988 VIII SHELLY, DAVID, was born August 31st, 
1862. He is married to Lena Mayer and resides in 
Bridgeport where he is engaged as miller in the 
Lancaster Roller Mills. His family is as follows, 
namely: IX Ella, IX Alice, IX Mabel, IX Angeline, 
and IX Minerva. 

6989 VIII SHELLY, PHILIP, was born October 17th, 
1864. He is a contractor and builder and resides in 
Brooklyn, New York. He is united in matrimony 
with Lizzie Anhauer and has a family of four 
children, namely: IX Amos Ruby, IX David, IX 
Leaiider, and IX Walter. 

6990 VIII SHELLY, JOSEPH, was born September 
5th, 1866. He is unmarried and is engaged with 
Solomon Sheifley near Conestogo. 

6991 VIII SHELLY, EZRA, was born March 22nd, 
1869. He is a builder and contractor and resides 
in Brooklyn, New York. He is unmarried. 

6992 VIII SHELLY, LILLIE, was born May 15th, 1876. 
She is unmarried and resides with her motherf in 
Port Elgin, Ontario. 

6993 IX SHELLY, EMMA, was bom April 17th, 1879. 
She has her home with Mr. Jacob Shelly of Con- 
estogo, Ontario. 

6994 VII SHELLY, JOHN, was born in 1823. He is 

t The widow of Mr, Amos Shelly is again married to Mr. Anthony Haupner. 



BIOGKAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 445 

married to Elizabeth Schwartz and resides in Har- 
mony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, where he was 
engaged as a cooper but now lives retired. They 
have no family. 

6995 VII SHELLY, ELIZABETH, was born in 1825. 
She resides in Beaver County, Pennsylvania and 
was married to Nicolaus Texter who died in fall of 
1894. To them was born a large family but names 
of children were not received. 



SHOEMAKER. 

(Formerly spelled Schuhmacher ) 

6996 I SHOEMAKER, JACOB, the old progenitor, was 

born in Canton, Berne, Switzerland, and when a lad of twelve 
years of age he, in company with his parents and others, moved 
to Pfakz, Germany, where they, with other co-religionists, were 
promised freedom to worship the God of their fathers according 
to their views of the Bible. After residing here some twenty 
years they were subjected to the same persecutions as they were 
in Switzerland. Osving to the continual persecutions by the state 
party for not conforming to the church of the state, the old pro- 
genitor after the decease of his parents turned his face towards 
America, to which place he emigrated, for he had full confidence 
in the proclamations of William Penn who had proclaimed that 
all could worship the God of their fathers according to their 
views of the teaching of His Word and the dictates of their 
conscience. Such privileges uur worthy ancester, Jacob Shoe- 
maker, considered a complete recompense for all his losses and 
privations in forsaking his frieuds, acquaintances, and native 
home. In May, 1737, he landed at Philadelphia and settled for 



446 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

a few years in Germantown. In spring, 1743, he moved to 
Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 
All attempts made to ascertain his exact date of birth, to whom 
he was married and when he died proved fruitless owing to the 
fact that the family Bible, together with other records, were burnt 
with the house in which his son resided. Tradition has it that 
he was married to Mary Kunder and that he was about seventy- 
five years of age when he died and that his death took place 
some time during the year 1751,! consequently he must have 
been born in the year 1676, and was therefore 61 years of age 
when he came to America. He had a numerous family but all, 
save four sons died in infancy. The names of these were II 
Peter, II Jacob, II George, and II John. 

6997 II SHOEMAKER, JACOB, the second eldest son 

of the old progenitor, was born in Pfaltz, Germany, March 3ist, 
1708. He was twenty-nine years of age when he, in company 
with his parents and the rest of the family came to America. 
After being in America for a year or so he formed an acquain- 
tance with Susannah Schueler to whom he was married in the 
year 1740. She was born in Basle, Switzerland, February ipth, 
1719, and died November 2oth, 1789. They resided in Mont- 
gomery County, near Schiebach,f where they had a family of 
eight children, namely: III Michael, III George, III Gertrude, 
III Catharine, III Anna, III Elizabeth, III Jacob, and III Mary. 

6998 III SHOEMAKER, MICHAEL, was bora March 
27th, 1742. He was married to Anna Hackman and 
had a family of six children. They resided in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died July 
3rd, 1828. 

6999 III SHOEMAKER, GEORGE, was born October 
1st, 1743. He was married to Barbara Landis and 
had a family of four children. They resided in 

t So the late D. S. Shoemaker of Thrf e Rivers. Michigan, informed the writer that the 
Progenitor died three years before his grandfather was born which was in 1754. 
t Now spelled Skippack. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 447 

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he died 
October 5th, 1821. 

7000 III SHOEMAKER, GERTRUDE, was bora Au- 
gust 12th, 1745. She was married to Christian 
Schmidt and died February 7th, 1817. No informa- 
tion in regard to family, nor where they resided. 

7001 III SHOEMAKER, CATHARINE, was born May 
llth, 1747, and was married to Conrad Eshback. 
No information could be had of this family. They 
resided for a time in Montgomery County, thence 
moved to Philadelphia. She died November 13th, 
1801. 

7002 III SHOEMAKER, ELIZABETH, was born Sep- 
tember 12th, 1751, and was married to Daniel 
Springer. They had a family but could not ascer- 
tain where they resided. She died September 26th, 
1823. 

7003 III SHOEMAKER, MARY, was born September 
5th, 1760, and was married to Bernard Freyer. 
They resided in Montgomery County and had a 
family of seven children. She died December 3rd, 
1842. 

7004 III SHOEMAKER, JACOB, the seventh child of 

Jacob Shoemaker, was born in Lower Saltord Township, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, July 2yth, 1754. He was mar- 
ried to Mary Tyson who was born April 7th, 1752, and died July 
1 2th, 1803. In the year 1775 they moved to Frederick Town- 
ship, Montgomery County, where he was engaged in farming and 
milling. His old mill, erected in 1737 on Swamp Creek, is still 
known as '"S Schuhmacher's MuehP' ^Shoemaker's Mills). They 
had a family of five children, namely: IV John, IV George, IV 
Jacob, IV Elizabeth, and IV Mary. After the decease of old 
Jacob's wife he was again married to Magdalena Longenecker, 
wido*Kof Isaac Urmy. Dates of her birth and deatfcf^ould not be 



448 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

ascertained. There was no issue of this marriage. After the 
decease of his second wife he made his home with his son, John, 
who resided on the old homestead. A year after the decease of 
his son, John, who died in January, 1828, he, in company with 
his son John's wife and three youngest children, and also his 
daughter, Mary, and her husband, George Bechtel, and family, 
moved to Canada. They first came to Waterloo to his grandson, 
Jacob S. Shoemaker. For some time old Jacob had his home 
with his son John's widow and his daughter, Mary, but after 
Jacob S. Shoemaker, his grandson, had his house built in Bridge- 
port, he made his home with him where he died November iQth, 
1847, aged 93 years, 3 months, and 22 days. He was buried at 
the Mennonite burial ground, east end of the town of Berlin. 
He was a member of the Mennonite body. 

7005 IV SHOEMAKER, JOHN, the eldest son, was 

born in Frederick Township,! Montgomery County, Pennsyl- 
vania, May 1 2th, 1775. He spent his boyhood days on his 
father's farm and during the busy times he assisted his father in 
the mill. On May 2nd, 1797 he was married, to Mary Shantz* 
who was born March i3th, 1775, and died April 6th, 1866, aged 
91 years and 23 days. They commenced farming on his father's 
old place where they resided until his death. They had a family 
of nine children, of whom two died young. During the year 
1827 he met with an accident which ultimately brought on 
dropsy and other diseases causing his death which took place 
January 3oth, 1828. 

7006V SHOEMAKER, JACOB S., the eldest of John 

Shoemaker's children, was born April 24th, 1798. He, after 
quitting school, entered his father's mill where he was engaged 
until 1820 when he became desirous to seek his fortune in the 
then much-spoken-of Canada. He came to Abraham Erb, Water- 
loo, some time during the spring of 1820. He, being a practical 
miller, and just the man required to manage the grist mill of this 
place; remained in Abraham Erb's service as miller for nearly two 

t All the children of old Jacob were born in this township. 
* See old Isaac Shuntz's family record. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 449 

years when he and William Hunsberger returned to Pennsylvania 
to visit their parents and friends. After making a sojourn of a 
few months they returned the same spring. Mr. Shoemaker 
again assumed the management of the Waterloo mills. On July 
2nd, 1822, he was married to Elizabeth Schneiderf who was born 
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 2nd, 1802, and died 
in Preston, November 26th, 1876. Some time after their mar- 
riage he ard his wife went home to Pennsylvania on a visit. 
During this visit he ordered the large clock, now in possession of 
his daughter, Elizabeth. His father brought it with him when he 
paid a visit to Canada in 1826. Some time during the year 1827 
or 1828 he purchased lot No. 59, German Company's Tract, and 
afterwards became the founder of Bridgeport. In 1829 he con- 
structed the large dam and erected the sawmills still standing. 
In 1830 he erected the large roller mills now in possession of 
Messrs Shirk and Snider. He resided in the town of Waterloo 
until 1830 when he moved to Bridgeport. Here he soon became 
proprietor, besides the extensive mills and sawmills, of a store, 
woollen mills and distillery. In 1840 he built the large house 
now possessed by Mrs. Veronica Horst. During the great 
financial depression all over the province in 1851, besides other 
difficulties never fully investigated, he is said to have failed. He 
then moved to Preston to his son-in-law, Joel Clemens, from 
there to Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where he erected a 
sawmill and did a successful business. His last days were spent 
with his daughter, Barbara (Mrs. H. Huber of Berlin), where he 
died March 2oth, 1875. Both he and his wife are buried in the 
Mennonite burial ground at the east enr 1 of Berlin. They had a 
family of eleven children, viz: 

TOOT VI SHOEMAKER, BARBARA, was born in the 
town of Waterloo, March 8th, 1824. She was mar- 
ried to the late Henry Huber, July 8th, 1841, and 
has a family of six children, all of whom are mar- 
ried save Edwin who is still with his mother who 
resides on Queen Street, next to St. Andrews 
Church, Berlin. 

t See Schneider record for her family history. 



450 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7008 VI SHOEMAKER, JOHN S., was born in the 
town of Waterloo, February 12th, 1825. He is 
married to Fannie Huber and has a family. They 
reside at Highgate, Ontario. 

7009 VI SHOEMAKER, MARY ANN, was bora in the 
town of Waterloo, November 20th, 1826. She is 
married to John McNally and resides on a large 
farm at Blair, Ontario. They have quite a numer- 
ous family. 

7010 VI SHOEMAKER, MAGDALENA, was born in 
the town of Waterloo June 6th, 1828. She is mar- 
ried to Joel Clemens and resides near Preston, 
Ontario. They have had quite a large family but 
a few of their children died. 

7011 VI SHOEMAKER, ELIZABETH, was born in 
the town of Waterloo, November bth, 1829. She 
has been engaged as a teacher in our public schools 
for a number of years. At present she resides on 
Queen Street, Berlin, where she possesses some 
valuable property. 

7012 VI SHOEMAKER, JOSEPH, was born in Bridge- 
port, Ontario, September 28th, 1832, and died July 
15th, 1851. 

7013 VI SHOEMAKER, ISAAC, was born in Bridge- 
port, Ontario, January 24th, 1835, and died August 
24th, 1856. 

7014 VI SHOEMAKER, HANNAH, was born in 
Bridgeport, Ontario, February 24th, 1838. She was 
married to the late Casper Hett and has a family of 
three children, one son who resides in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, and two daughters who are with 
their mother who resides 011 Queen Street, Berlin, 
Ontario. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



7015 VI SHOEMAKER, JACOB S., was born in Bridge- 
port, Ontario, March 4th, 1842. He was married to 
Eliza Hall who died a few years ago. He has had 
quite a family and the younger of his children stay 
with him in Berlin where he resides. 

7016 VI SHOEMAKER, ISABELLA, was born Sep- 
tember 5th, 1845, and died in Bridgeport, March 
13th, 1851. 

7017 VI SHOEMAKER, SIMON, was born in Bridge- 
port, August 15th, 1847, and died at the same place 
March 15th, 1849. 

7018 V SHOEMAKER, ISAAC, second son of John 
Shoemaker, was born in Frederick Township, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, July llth, 1800, and 
died April 15th, 1805. 

7019 V SHOEMAKER, JOHN S., third son of John 

Shoemaker, was born January i2th, 1803. He was married to 
Fanny Sailor. In 1825 he came to Canada with John Bingeman 
whose team he drove. He returned to Pennsylvania the same 
fall where he resided until his death which took place February 
igth, 1828. He left no family and after his death the widow 
came to Canada and was afterwards married to John Baumann of 
the town of Waterloo where they resided until their death. 

7020 V SHOEMAKER, BARBARA, the eldest daugh. 

of John Shoemaker, was born March 2ist, 1805. She never 
came to Canada but lived all her days in Montgomery County. 
She was married to John Roat who was born July i4th, 1799, 
and died October 315:, 1869. They had a large family. After 
her husband's death she had her home with her daughter, Mary, 
who resided in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where she died Novem- 
ber i2th, 1877. 

7021 V SHOEMAKER, MARY, the second daughter 
of John Shoemaker, was born May 28th, 1808. She 



452 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

came to Canada in August, 1828. On October llth, 
1829, she was married to Michael Myers who was 
born August 24th, 1803, and died March llth, 1879. 
See Michael Myers' family. 

7022 V SHOEMAKER, JOSEPH, was born September 
28th, 1810, and died on October 6th, following. 

7023 V SHOEMAKER, MAGDALENA, was born No- 
vember 20th, 1811. In 1829 she came to Canada 
with her mother and family. On May 1st, 1831, she 
was married to Barnabas Devitt who was born 
March 25th, 1807, and died January 20th, 1891. See 
Barnabas Devitt's family. 

7024V SHOEMAKER, VERONICA, was born Feb- 
ruary 2nd, 1815, and came to Canada with her 
mother in 1829. On October 30th, 1831, she was 
married to Isaac Eby and in November of the same 
year they moved two miles east of Berlin, on the 
farm now owned by John Schmitt where they 
resided until his death, in May, 1874. She then 
moved to Berlin where she died July 20th, 1894. 
See Isaac Eby's family. 

7025 V SHOEMAKER, DAVID, the youngest child of 

John Shoemaker, was born January yth, 1820, and came to 
Canada with his mother in 1829. His younger days were spent 
clerking in a store. He carried on business in Bridgeport for some 
time, thence he moved to Berlin from which place he moved to 
Three Rivers, Michigan, where he died January 6th, 1891. He 
was married twice, first to Margaret W. Knickerbocker, August 
ist, 1841. She was born October gth, 1819, and died at Bridge- 
port, March i8th, 1860. After the decease of his first wife he 
was married to Elizabeth Louisa Knickerbocker at Schoolcraft, 
Michigan May i5th, 1864. She was born in Niagara County, 
New York, December 28th, 1833. After their marriage they 
moved to Three Rivers, Michigan where he died. The widow is 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 453 

still residing there with her daughters. With first wife there were 
eleven children and with second wife four, viz: 

7026 VI SHOEMAKER, MARY, was born in Bridge- 
port, July 18th, 1842, and died November 3rd, 1849. 

7027 VI SHOEMAKER, JOHN H., was born July 28th, 

1843. In the beginning of the American war he went to Detroit 
where he enlisted in the Union army and went through the 
dreadful civil war of the United States from 1861 to 1865. He 
was first married to Mary Van Nordstrand, August i2th, 1862. 
She died May i3th, 1863. He was again married to Wilhelmine 
Anna Land, May i5th, 1877, at Dalton, Georgia, U. S. He now 
resides at Niles, Michigan, and has a small family. 

7028 VI SHOEMAKER, DAVID C., was born January 
13th, 1845. He resides in Toronto, Ontario, arid is 
a conductor on the Grand Trunk Railway. He has 
a wife, name not received, and several children. 

7029 VI SHOEMAKER, BARNABAS G., was born 
June 29th, 1846. He was married to Ernestina 
Aumann, in 1870, and resides in Reid City, Mich- 
igan. They have a numerous family. 

7030 VI SHOEMAKER, JOHNSON A., was born De- 
cember 24th, 1847. He was married twice, first to 
Lizzie Davis who died about a year after their mar- 
riage, then to Temperance V. Boucher. They 
reside in Tennessee, U. S., and have a small family. 

7031 VI SHOEMAKER, MARY A., was born Novem- 
ber 18th, 1849. After she had received her educa. 
tion she taught school in Bridgeport and other 
places in Waterloo County. On January 28th, 1875, 
she was married to John F. Snoor. They reside in 
Niles, Michigan, and have a small family. 

7032 VI SHOEMAKER, MARGARET A., was born 
May 20th, 1852, and died May 6th, 1853, 



454 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7033 VI SHOEMAKER, GEORGIAN A E., was born 
January 22nd, 1854, and died June 1st, 1854. 

7034 VI SHOEMAKER, CHARLES P., was born May 
5th, 1855. On January 7th, 1877, he was married to 
Anna Benson. He is a fresco painter and paper 
hanger by trade. He resides at Three Rivers, Mich- 
igan, and has a small family. 

7035 VI SHOEMAKER, EMMA N., was bom May 
23rd, 1857. On April 29th, 1877, she was married to 
Jerome Rauck. They reside in Three Rivers, 
Michigan, and have a family of several children. 

7036 VI SHOEMAKER, MARGARET W., was born in 
Bridgeport, March 18th, 1860. On November 29th, 
1877, she was married to John W. Wright. They 
reside in Three Rivers, Michigan. 

7037 VI SHOEMAKER, SARAH E., was born June 
7th, 1866, and died December 23rd, 1870. 

7038 VI SHOEMAKER, CATHARINE M., was born 
August 29th, 1868. 

7039 VI SHOEMAKER, GRACE W., was born Sep- 
tember 9th, 1872. 

7040 VI SHOEMAKER, ALICE A., was born March 
5th, 1874. 

7041 IV SHOEMAKER, GEORGE, was born in Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, February 6ih, 1778. On March 
1 9th, 1799, he was married to Mary Detweiler who was born 
May toth, 1775, and died September 22nd, 1850. After he was 
married he moved in the house situated on the west side of the 
Swamp Creek, towards the old school house, while his father's 
residence and the mill were on the east side. Here he was en- 
gaged in the woollen mills, carding, fulling and dying wool and 
yarns. He was a woollen manufacturer by trade. Here he 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 455 

resided until 1804, thence he moved to Pottstown, on old Isaac 
Shantz's farm, from there he, with his small family, in 1806 
moved to a place where he remained for one year, thence he 
moved to Skippack where he remained five years. In 1812 he 
moved to Benjamin Reiff in Lower Salford Township, and after- 
wards to John Reiff where they resided until spring, 1825, when 
he with his wife and three sons and a daughter, namely: Jacob 
and wife, Daniel, Joshua, and Catharine, moved to Canada. 
They resided for a short time after their arrival here in this 
county, on old Christian Schneider's farm one mile south of 
Breslau. In fall of the same year they moved on the farm (lot 
No. 119, G. C. T.) now possessed by his son, George D. Shoe- 
maker. Here they resided until their death. He died Novem- 
ber 24th, 1864. They had a family of ten children, viz: 

7042 V SHOEMAKER, JACOB D., the eldest son of 

George Shoemaker, was born on his grandfather's place near the 
old mills on Swamp Creek, Frederick Township, Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, November 24th, 1799. His boyhood 
days were spent in assisting his father in the woollen mills, card- 
ing and dying wool and yarns. From his fifteenth to his eight- 
eenth year he was engaged in the grist and oil mills and during 
the wool season he assisted his father in the carding mills- 
When eighteen years of age he hired himself to John Funk who 
during that time had the misfortune of having his dwelling de- 
stroyed by- fire, Shoemaker losing all his earthly possessions 
except the clothing he wore at the time. After quitting at John 
Funk's in the fall of 1818, he obtained work for a short time in a 
tannery near Pottsgrove. In spring of 1819 he attended school 
for six weeks in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. 
During the summer he labored for six months with David Alle- 
bach, in Skippack Township, at $12 per month. He paid out of 
his wages $50 annually to his parents until he became of age- 
After having served his six months he attended school another 
six weeks in Lower Salford Township. His teacher's name was 
Mr. Borsch. This then finished his school days. In 1820 he 
engaged himself to Abraham Clemens where ^he remained for 



456 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

two years, receiving $80 for the first year's wages and $72 for 
the second year. During the year 1722 he worked for George 
Reiff of Skippack Township, for $80 per year. The following 
year he spent in working by the day among the farmers. On 
November iSth, 1823, he was married to Jane, daughter of 
Alexander Dunbar. She was raised by Jacob Merkley who re- 
sided on the Perkiomen Creek, Skippack Township, Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania. In spring of 1824 he, in company with 
his wife moved to Joseph Lowery in Skippack whose farm he 
managed for five years. He received one-third of the product 
of the farm as wages for his labor and management. The annual 
income thus derived generally amounted to about $80. In 1829 
they with their family of two children, his parents, and two of his 
brothers and one sister, namely, Daniel, Joshua and Catharine, 
moved to Canada and came to what is now Bridgeport. Here 
he was engaged with Jacob S. Shoemaker who had come to 
Canada in 1820. During the fall of 1829 he worked on the saw- 
mills erected the same year. While engaged here he purchased 
pine logs from Henry Erb who resided on lot No. 58, German 
Company's Tract, and had them sawed during the winter and 
drawn on his farm where he had a small shanty put up. Into 
this shanty they moved in April, 1830. The year previously he 
had purchased his farm, being south-west half of lot No. 19, 
German Company's Tract, containing 224 acres. During his 
first year on this extensive farm large clearings were made and a 
two-story log dwelling, 24x28 feet, erected. The log barn was 
erected the year following. In 1851 he erected the stone dwel- 
ling now occupied by hi? son, Alexander, and in 1842 he put up 
the large frame barn still standing. He is still living and en- 
joying good health and has his home with his sou, Alexander 
who resides on the old homestead. His family consisted of ten 
children, of whom two died in infancy. Their names are as 
follows: 

7043 VI SHOEMAKER, MARY ANN, was born in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 7th, 
1824. She came to Canada when in her fifth year. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 457 

She has left one heir, Reuben Bowman who was 
born August 3rd, 1852, and is married to Louisa 
Geiger. They reside in Berlin, Ontario. She died 
July 28th, 1876. 

7044 VI SHOEMAKER, DAVID, was born January 
31st, 1827, and died October 15th, same year. 

7045 VI SHOEMAKER, ELIZABETH, was bora Oc- 
tober 12th, 1828, and died April 4th, 1854. She was 
married to John Schiedel February 27th, 1853, and 
had one child named Mary Ann who was born 
March 13th, 1854, and died at her grandfather 
Shoemaker's place, August 5th, 1860. 

7046 VI SHOEMAKER, MARTHA, was born June 
9th, 1831. She was married to Henry McKay, April 
9th, 1855. They reside in Aldborough Township, 
Elgin County, where he is engaged in farming. 
They had a family of nine children, of whom one 
is dead. Their names are as follows: 

VII JACOB was born January 30th, 1856, He is 
unmarried and resides at home with his parents. 
VII JANE was born February 20th, 1858. She was 
married to George Nash, May 25th, 1885. They 
have one daughter named Catharine. They reside 
in Mosa Township, Middlesex County, Ontario. 

VII HANNAH was born July 1st, 1860. She was 
married to John Hillman, September 2nd, 1879. 
They have a family of five children, namely: Henry 
Arthur, William, Martha Ann, Ollie, and Jane 
Pearl. 

VII JOSIAH was born September 29th, 1862. On 
December 30th, 1885, he was married to Libbie Pool. 
Their family consists of six children, namely: Ed- 
gar, Charles, Henry, Alfred, Mary, and Martha 
Luella. 



458 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

VII MARTHA was born September 30th, 1865. 
She is married to Charles LeFevre, March 27th, 
1887. They have no family. 

VII LOVINA was born August 8th, 1867. She 
was married to James Lindsay, March 17th, 1891. 
They have a son named George Henry. 

VII MARY ANN was born November 15th, 1869. 
She was married to William Brendley, April 21st, 
1891. They have one son named Henry. 

VII EZRA was born December 25th, 1871, and died 
same day. 

VII HENRY was born February 21st, 1874. He is 
at home witli his father whom he assists in working 
the large farm. 

7047 VI SHOEMAKER, GEORGE D., was bora Feb- 
llth, 1834. On March 15th, 1857, he was married to 
Magdalena Snyder. They reside in Woolwich 
Township, along the Pilkington line, where they 
possess a large farm. Here they raised a family of 
eight children, viz: 

7048 VII SHOEMAKER, BENJAMIN S., was born 
December 4th, 1857. On November 2nd, 1879, he 
was married to Lydia Brocks. He resides on a farm 
in Pilkington Township, Wellington County, adjoin- 
ing Woolwich Township. Their family consists of 
seven children, namely: VIII Jacob (dead), VIII 
Mary Jane, VIII Catharine, VIII Malissa, VIII 
Emma, VIII Lydia Ann, and VIII William. 

7049 VII SHOEMAKER, JACOB S., was bora June 
15th, 1859. He was married to Barbara Wideman, 
March 5th, 1882. They reside in Pilkington Town- 
ship, near the Grand River. Their children are 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 459 

VIII William, VIII Milven, VIII Addison, and VIII 

George. 

7050 VII SHOEMAKER, JOSEPH, was born February 
17th, 1862. He was married to Eliza Burkhard, 
March 14th, 1886. They reside in Pilkington Town-' 
ship, and have a family of one son named VIII 
Israel. 

7051 VII SHOEMAKER, JANE, was born June 30th, 
1865. She is not married. 

7052 VII SHOEMAKER, NOAH, was born March 27th, 
1867. He was married to Sarah Burkhard, Feb- 
ruary 1st, 1891. They have one son named VIII 
Ervin. 

7053 VII SHOEMAKER, EPHRAIM, was born April 
7th, 1869. On November 29th, 1892, he was married 
to Veronica Wideman. They reside in Pilkington 
Township, Wellington County. 

7054 VII SHOEMAKER, CATHARINE, was born De- 
cember 10th, 1871. She is not married. 

7055 VII SHOEMAKER, RACHEL, was born October 
20th, 1873. She is unmarried. 



7056 VI SHOEMAKER, ALEXANDER, was born Feb- 
ruary 21st, 1836. On October 13th, 1861, he was 
married to Susannah Weber. Soon after his mar- 
riage they moved home on his father's farm where 
he has been a successful farmer ever since. He has 
held the office of school trustee and councillor for 
several years. Names of children are as follows: 

7057 VII SHOEMAKER, ELLEN, born August 5, 1862. 

7058 VII SHOEMAKER, JOSIAH, born Oct. 29, 1863, 



460 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7059 VII SHOEMAKER, MATILDA, born April 1st, 
1865. 

7060 VII SHOEMAKER, SUSANNAH, born Septem- 
ber 10th, 1866. 

7061 VII SHOEMAKER, LOUISA, born July 5th, 1868. 

7062 VII SHOEMAKER, MALINDA, was born Au- 
gust 4th, 1870. On March 2nd, 1892, she was mar- 
ried to Charles E. Lips. They reside on the old 
"Dennis Devitt Farm" four miles west of Berlin, on 
the Petersburg Road. 

7063 VII SHOEMAKER, DAVID, born January 29th, 
1872, died February 19th, 1872. 

7064 VII SHOEMAKER, ANGELINE, born March 
31st, 1873. 

7065 VII SHOEMAKER, EDWIN, born April 1st, 1875, 
died September 10th, 1875. 

7066 VII SHOEMAKER, LYDIA ANN, born June 
5th, 1878. 

7067 VII SHOEMAKER, LOVINA, born February 4th, 
1880, died March 5th, 1880. 

7068 VII SHOEMAKER, IRWIN, born March 20th, 

1882. 

7069 VII SHOEMAKER, EDITH, twin to Irwin, born 
March 20th, 1882. 

7070 VI SHOEMAKER, NAOMI, was born June 2nd, 
1838. On April 12th, 1857, she was married to 
Joseph JB. Snyder. They reside on a large farm 
situated in Woolwich Township, a little south of 
Winterbourne, They have a family of five chil- 
dren, viz; 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 461 

VII NELSON was born February 24th, 1858. On 
April llth, 1882, he was married to Leah Snyder. 
They reside in Woolwich Township, on the west 
bank of the Grand River, and have a family of 
three children, namely: Emma, Orval, and Edna. 

VII ALLAN was born May 3rd, I860, and died on 
his farm near Bridgeport, March 7th, 1891. Pie was 
married to Rebecca Brubacher, March 10th, 1886. 
They had a family of four children, namely: Ella, 
Emma, Newton, and Allan. 

VII JANE was born September 16th, 1863. 
VII NORMAN was born April 24th, 1872. 
VII MALINDA was born August 7th, 1875. 

7071 VI SHOEMAKER, JANE, was born December 
30th, 1840, and died of typhoid fever August 20th, 

1860. 

7072 VI SHOEMAKER, MAGDALENA, was born 
January 16th, 1844. On August 13th, 1867, she 
was married to George Israel. They reside on the 
old "Henry Woods Farm" near Williamsburg. 
Their family consists of seven children, of whom 
one is dead. 

VII URIAS was born February 18th, 1869. On 
March 21st, 1894, he was married to Catharine 
Hillgardner. 

VII SARAH was born July 21st, 1870. On Jan- 
uary 28th, 1891, she was married to Jacob Schaefer. 
They have two children, namely: Freda Pridlla, 
and Beatrice. 

VII JANE was born June 5th, 1873. On January 
25th, 1893, she was married to Edward Liebler. 
They have one son named George Henry. 



462 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

VII MATILDA was born May 5th, 1875, and died 
November 20th, 1880. 

VII LIZZIE was born September 17th, 1876. 
VII ALBERTA was born November 16th, 1880. 
VII EMMA was born April 7th, 1886. 

7073 VI SHOEMAKER, JACOB, twin brother to Mag- 
dalena, was bom January 16th, 1844, and died on 
the 21st day of same month. 



7074 V SHOEMAKER, JOHN, second son of George 

Shoemaker, was born in the old Shoemaker residence situated on 
the north side of the Swamp Creek, near the old carding and 
fulling mills, in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania, December 26th, 1800. He learned the shoemaking 
trade with Abraham Harley of Towamencin. On October i2th, 
1823, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Henry and Mary 
(Heller) Fried. She was raised by old Jacob Clemens. After 
they were married they moved to George Clemens' in Lower 
Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. On May 
loth, 1825, he, with his wife and son Jacob, his brother George, 
Jacob and George Clemens and their families, Charles Mobr, 
Martin Schiedel, Henry Clemmer and family, Henry Moyer and 
family, Jacob Kolb, and others, left for Canada and arrived at 
Preston on the ist of June following. John Shoemaker moved 
on the farm known as "Bill Moyer's Place," near Berlin, now 
possessed by Isadore B. Snyder. Here they lived for two years 
then they moved on west side of Jacob Y. Shantz's saw miU 
pond, in Joseph Eby's house. This house was previously occu" 
pied by Henry Clemmer who had moved to Preston. On Feb 
ruary 2oth, 1829, they left here and moved on their farm one 
mile north of Breslau. Here he still resides with his son, 
George F. On this farm, lot No. 107, Homing's Tract, there 
were several acn.s cleared and a small log house erected in fall of 
1828, The old house was about 150 yards south-east from the 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 463 

present residence. Here they raised a family of eight children. 
She died December 25th, 1879. Names of children are as 
follows: 

7075 VI SHOEMAKER, JACOB F., was born in Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, September 13th, 1824. 
He is married to Veronica Schneider and resides in 
Woolwich Township, about two miles north-east of 
Winterbourne. He is a farmer by occupation. 
They have a family of seven children, viz: 

7076 VII SHOEMAKER, DILMAN, died when about 
14 years of age. 

7077 VII SHOEMAKER, MENNO, was married to 
Miss M. Brothers. He is a mason by trade and re- 
sides in Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario. 

7078 VII SHOEMAKER, ALBERT, twin brother to 
Menno, is married to a Miss Bowman and resides 
near Brown City, Michigan, where he is engaged in 
farming. 

7079 VII SHOEMAKER, AMOS, is married to Annie 
Heibein and resides at home with his father where 
he is engaged in farming. 

7080 VII SHOEMAKER, MATILDA, is married to 
David Letson. They reside in Winterbourne, 
Ontario. 

7081 VII SHOEMAKER, CATHARINE, is married to 
Gr. Suck. They reside near Winterbourne, Ontario. 

7082 VII SHOEMAKER, MARY, is married to a Mr. 
Letson and resides near Winterbourne, Ontario. 

7083 VI SHOEMAKER, MARY, was bora June 1st, 
1826, and died September 9th, 1828. 

7084 VI SHOEMAKER, CATHARINE, ' was born 



464 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

December 15th, 1828. She was married to Jacob 
Gole. See Jacob dole's family. 

7085 VI SHOEMAKER, JOHN F., was born May 24th, 
1831. He is a builder and carpenter by trade but 
the last number of years he has followed farming 
and owns a beautiful farm adjoining the village of 
Breslau. He is married to Ann Sherington. Their 
family consists of eight children, viz: 

7086 VII SHOEMAKER, ANGELINE, is married to 
Enoch Shantz and resides in Walkerton, Bruce 
County, Ontario. 

7087 VII SHOEMAKER, ALFRED, died aged 2 years. 

7088 VII SHOEMAKER, RACHEL, is married to 
Moses Sittler and resides in Latonia, Ohio, U. S. 

7089 VII SHOEMAKER, MATHEW, died in infancy. 

7090 VII SHOEMAKER, JENNIE, is married to 
Franklin Wilson and resides in Chatham, Kent 
County, Ontario. 

7091 VII SHOEMAKER, JOHN ADAM, is married to 
Minnie Michel. At present they reside in New 
York City, New York, where he is engaged in the 
button manufacturing business. 

7092 VII SHOEMAKER, HARRIET, resides with Mr. 
Noah Bowman of Conestogo, Ontario. She is not 
married. 

7093 VII SHOEMAKER, MACEY, is unmarried and 
resides in Chatham, Ontario. 

7094 VII SHOEMAKER, ISABELLA, is not married 
and is with her parents. 

7095 VII SHOEMAKER, REUBEN, is on the farm 
with his father. Not married. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 465 

7096 VI SHOEMAKER, ABRAHAM, was born Jan- 
uary 24th, 1834. He was a blacksmith by trade and 
was married to Nancy Kittel. About twenty years 
ago lie moved to Alborough,. Elgin County, Ontario, 
where he died July 5th, 1881. They had a family 
of twelve children, namely: VII Catharine, VII 
Mary, VII John, VII Lizzie, VII Lydia, VII Simon, 

VII Isaac, VII Nancy, VII George, VII Amelia, and 
two whose names were not received. 

7097 VI SHOEMAKER, GEORGE F., was born Novem- 
ber llth, 1835. He is married to Ellen Getz, July 
17th, 1859. She was born September 19th, 1841. 
They reside on the old homestead of his father and 
have a family of eleven children, viz: 

7098 VII SHOEMAKER, SIMON, was born June 3rd, 
1860. He is married to Leah Dornbruck and re- 
sides in Sanaria, Lambton County, Ontario. He is 
a miller by trade. They have two children, namely: 

VIII Violet, and VIII Minnie. 

7099 VII SHOEMAKER, NANCY ELLEN, was born 
February 1st, 1862. She is married to Fred Brown, 
of the firm of Brown & Erb, manufacturers, etc., 
Berlin. They reside in Berlin and have one son 
named VIII Arthur. 

7100 VII SHOEMAKER, JOSIAH, was born April 
15th, 1864, and died November 18th, 1865. 

7101 VII SHOEMAKER, CATHARINE, was born 
September 9th, 1866, and died of typhoid fever in 
Toronto, Ontario, October 10th, 1890. She was 
married to John H. Shantz and left one daughter 
named VIII Lorah. 

7102 VII SHOEMAKER, JERIAH, born June 5, 1869. 

7103 VII SHOEMAKER, ALLEN, bom Oct. 7, 1871. 



HIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



7104 VII SHOEMAKER, MALIZZIE, bora November 
5th, 1872, died December 20th, 1872. 

7105 VII SHOEMAKER, BARBARA, was born No- 
vember 23rd, 1873. She is married to Aaron Shoe- 
maker. They reside on the old "Benjamin E. Eby 
Farm" two miles east of Berlin. They have one 
son. 

7106 VII SHOEMAKER, ABRAHAM, bom December 
22nd, 1876. 

7107 VII SHOEMAKER, LIZZIE, born Jan. 15, 1879. 

7108 VII SHOEMAKER, AUSTIN, born Feb. 18, 1880. 

7109 VI SHOEMAKER, ELIZABETH, was born Jan- 
uary 15th, Ih33. On January 19th, 1873, she was 
married to August Wiilkie who was born July 28th, 
1848. They reside in Bloomingdale, Ontario, and 
have a family of four children, namely: VII John, 
born November 13th, 1874, VII Simon, born January 
llth, 1877, VII Abraham, born November 3rd, 1878, 
and VII Lizzie, born October 19th, 1880. 

7110 VI SHOEMAKER, SARAH, youngest daughter 
of John D. Shoemaker, was born March 12th, 1840. 
In 1857 she was married to Isaac Bingeman who 
was born June 16th, 1834. They resided on Cyrus 
Erb's farm at Breslau where he died August 21st, 
1861. On December 7th, 1867, she was again mar- 
ried to Henry B. Wahl. They reside on a farm two 
miles north-west of Breslau. With her first hus- 
band there were four children and with her second 
husband there were six children. Their names are 
as follows: 

VII JOHN S., was born September 20th, 1858. On 
April 9th, 1892 he was married to Frances Louisa 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATEELOO. 



Davidson. They reside in Rochester, New York, 
where he is engaged in manufacturing ivory and 
pearl buttons. 

VII HANNAH, was born June 22nd, 1860. On 
November 19th, 1884, she was married to Isidore B. 
Snyder. Tliey reside on the old "Bill Moyer 
Farm" near Berlin. Their family consists of four 
children, namely: John Eldon, Delia May, Joseph 
Leo, and Earl Stanley. 

VII LIZZIE, born January 13th, 1862, died October 

31st, 1865. 

VII CATHARINE, born June 9th, 1864, died 
November 4th, 1865. 

VII SARAH ANN, eldest daughter of second 
husband, was born September 18th, 1868. She is 
married to Menno Bechtel. They reside on west 
end of his father's old homestead. 

VII MARIETTA was born September 27th, 1870. 
She is married to Jesse Martin. They reside on 
Mrs. Veronica Horst's farm at Bridgeport, Ontario, 
where he is engaged in farming. They have one 
child. 

VII ANGELINE was born September 30th, 1872. 
VII HENRY ALLAN, born October 29th, 1876. 
VII ANNIE LUCINDA, born February 9th, 1879. 
VII SOLOMON ERVINE, born March 1st, 1884. 

7111 V SHOEMAKER, MARY, the eldest daughter of 
George Shoemaker, was born July 30th, 1802. She 
was married to John Land is who was born June 
25th, 1792, and died July 27th, 1856. They had a 
family of ten children but none of them reside in 



468 BIOGEAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Canada. They reside ' in Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, where their parents resided until 
their death. She died September 2nd, 1885. 

7112V SHOEMAKER, GEORGE, the third son of 

George Shoemaker, was born on the homestead of his grand- 
father, Jacob Shoemaker, in Frederick Township, Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, October 5th, 1803. From 1822 to 1824 
he served his apprenticeship as weaver with one William Gratz 
who resided in Upper Salford Township. After having served 
his apprenticeship he made his home with Jacob Clemens. In 
1825 he, in company with Jacob Clemens and family, Abraham 
Clemens and family, and others, came to Canada. During the 
first summer of his sojourn here he followed his trade, weaving. 
He had his shop at Deacon Abraham Clemens' place a little north 
of Preston. In fall of the same year he engaged himself to 
Jacob Clemens who had selected as his home the farm situated 
on the west side of the Grand River, opposite Breslau, now 
occupied by Joseph Cressman. Here he was one year. The 
next five years he spent in "chopping and logging" (clearing land) 
for various parties within this township. In 1828 he purchased 
his farm, being part of lot No. 119, German Company's Tract, 
from old Samuel Bricker (formerly owned by old Hannes Eby), 
at the following rates, one hundred acres at $3 per acre and 
thirty-one acres at $2 per acre. On June 8th, 1830, he was 
married to Anna Shuh who was born December 3151, 1808, and 
died August 2oth, 1895. Soon after their marriage they moved 
on their farm where he still resides. He is now past 94 years of 
age. His family consisted of ten children, viz: 

7113 VI SHOEMAKER, MARY, was born April 6th, 
1832. She is married to Bishop Elias. Weber. They 
reside on the old "Kunneman Farm" one mile west 
of Breslau and have quite a family, most of whom 
are married. See Bishop Elias Weber's family. 

7114 VI SHOEMAKER, DANIEL, was born April 
30th, 1834, and died September 2nd, 1835, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 469 

7115 VI SHOEMAKER, ANNA, was born February 
6th, 1836. She is unmarried and is at home kindly 
attending to her aged parent. 

7116 VI SHOEMAKER, BENJAMIN, was bora Jan- 
uary 21st, 1838. On February 23rd, 1864, he was 
married to Polly Shantz who was born January 
16th, 1640, and died June 5th, 1890. Soon after 
their marriage they moved on his father's old home- 
stead where he still resides, Here they raised a 
family of four children, viz: 

7117 VII SHOEMAKER, SUSANNAH, was born 
March llth r - 1866. She is married to Emanuel 
Shantz and resides in the town of Berlin. They 
have a small family. 

7118 VII SHOEMAKER, NANCY, twin sister to Susan- 
nah, was born March llth, 1866. She is married to 
Henry Otterbein and resides at home with her 
father. 

7119 VII SHOEMAKER, AARON, the only son, was 
born May 31st, 1871. He is married to Barbara 
Shoemaker. They reside on the old "Benjamin E. 
Eby Farm" in S. S. No. 6, where he is engaged in 
farming. This farm adjoins that of his father's 
place. 

7120 VII SHOEMAKER, MAGDALENA, youngest in 
family, was born October 14th, 1879. She is home 
with her father and is a great favorite among all the 
members of her father's arid her grandfather's 
family. She used' to be kind of a pet with some of 
the teachers in school. 

7121 VI SHOEMAKER, HENRY, was born August 
21st, 1841, and died in Conestogo where he resided, 



470 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

November 24th, 1877. He was a good scholar and 
an expert in mathematics. The trade of his choice 
was waggon building which he carried on until his 
death which was caused by typhoid fever. On 
October 28th, 1864, he was married to Catharine 
Weber who was born December 15th, 1846. She is 
still living and resides on corner of Ahrens and 
Frederick Streets, Berlin. Their family consisted 
of nine children, viz: 

7122 VII SHOEMAKER, ISABELLA, was born May 
28th, 1865, and died December 30th, 1877. 

7123 VII SHOEMAKER, LYDIA ANN, was born Sep- 
tember 19th, 1866. She is married to Simeon Eby. 
They reside in the town of Gait and have one child^ 
a son named VIII Maurice Lincoln. 

7124 VII SHOEMAKER, ALBERT, was born January 
3rd, 1868, and died September 13th, 1868. 

7125 VII SHOEMAKER, ELLEN, was born July 3rd, 
1869. She resides with her mother and is engaged 
as book-keeper by Hymmen and Russell, Berlin. 

7126 VII SHOEMAKER, URIAS, was born March 
18th, 1872. Clerking in dry goods stores was his 
occupation. A few years ago he left Berlin and 
went to Detroit, Michigan, where he was engaged 
as clerk in a large dry goods establishment. 

7127 VII SHOEMAKER, ISAIAH, was born July 27th, 
1873. He is a jeweler by trade and has a fine place 
of business in Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario, 
where he is doing well. He is unmarried. 

7128 VII SHOEMAKER, JOHN, was born May 1st, 
1875, and died same day. 

7129 VII SHOEMAKER, GEORGE W., was born July 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 471 

6th, 1876. He is a photographer by trade and at 
present he is engaged with Mr. C. Schneuker, the 
artist, Berlin, where he is receiving his final in- 
structions in his calling as artist. He resides with 
his mother. 

7130 VII SHOEMAKER, HENRY W., was born May 
25th, 1878. He is a druggist by profession and at 
present is engaged with Mr. Neville, proprietor of 
the City Drug Store, Berlin. He has his home with 
his mother. 

7131 VI SHOEMAKER, MAGDALENA, was bom 
October 30th, 1843. She is married to Joseph Reist, 
a farmer. They live near Alsfeldt, Grey County, 
Ontario, and have one son named VII Allan. 

7132 VI SHOEMAKER, MOSES, was born February 
1st, 1847, and died March 15th, 1847. 

7133 VI SHOEMAKER, SARAH, was born January 
21st, 1848. She is married to Owen Shantz. They 
reside at Remus, North Michigan, not far from 
Petoskey. They have a family of five children, two 
of whom died in infancy. 

7134 VI SHOEMAKER, BARBARA, was born July 
8th, 1850. She is not married and is with her 
brother, Benjamin, since the death of his wife. 

7135 VI SHOEMAKER, ISAAC, was born October 
5th, 1852, and died June 23rd, 1853. 

7136V SHOEMAKER, ELIZABETH, second daugh- 

ter of George Shoemaker, was born in Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, March 5th, 1805, and died August 5th, 1846. 
She was married to Jacob Schatz who was born January nth, 
1798, and died March yth, 1872. They resided in Lower 



472 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where 
they had a family of eleven children. John and George, two of 
their sonc, lived in Canada for some time but returned to their 
native state many years ago. Michael, another son, came here 
some thirty years ago and at present resides at Wallaceville, 
Perth County, Ontario. He is a shoemaker by trade but at 
present he is engaged in farming. They have a small family of 
grown children. 

7137V SHOEMAKER, JOSEPH, was born January 
12th, 1807. He never lived in Canada. After he 
left home he moved to Ohio, thence to Indiana, 
then, later on, to Albion, Marshal County, Iowa, 
where he is still living. On February 15th, 1831, he 
was married to Catharine Jantzen who was born 
January 25th, 1810, and died September 25th, 1866. 
They had a family of six children, viz: 

7138 VI SHOEMAKER, SARAH ANN, was born 
December 9th, 1831. She is married to Jackson 
Reid. 

7139 VI SHOEMAKER, MARY ANN, was born May 
1st, 1834, and died May 8th, 1837. 

7140 VI SHOEMAKER, ALBERT, was born Septem- 
ber 30th, 1886, and is married to Milvina Maulsby. 

.7141 VI SHOEMAKER, LYMAN JOSEPH, was born 
September 19th, 1842, and died August 9th, 1845. 

7142 VI SHOEMAKER, LOVINA CATHARINE, was 
born July 30th, 1844. She is married to Jonathan 
Roberts. 

7143 VI SHOEMAKER. GILBERT JOSEPH, was 

born November 8th, 1849. He is married to Clara 
Ford. 

7144 V SHOEMAKER, ABRAHAM D., was born in 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 473 

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February i6th, 1809. In 
May, 1829, he came to Canada with his grandfather, Jacob 
Shoemaker, George Bechtel and family, and his brother John's 
widow, old " Maricha," and her three youngest children, Magda- 
lena, Veronica, and David. On April i5th, 1834, he was mar- 
ried to Mary Miller who was born November 2oth, 1814, and 
died September nth, 1874. He died January i3th, 1888. 
Some time after their marriage he moved on the farm now occu- 
pied by his son, David M., where he constructed a dam and 
erected the sawmills. An extensive business in lumber was car- 
ried on at these mills for a number of years. Recently the Berlin 
Water Works Company purchased the water privilege together 
with several acres of land. This caused the removal of the 
sawmills. Here he had a family of nine children. Their names 
are as follows: 

7145 VI SHOEMAKER, ESTHER, was born April 
17th, 1836. She is married to George Sneller and 
resides in Manheim, Waterloo County, Ontario. 
She has a family of five children, namely: VII 
Mary, VII John, VII David, VII Catherine, and 
VII Abraham. 

7146 VI SHOEMAKER, MARY, was born January 1st, 
1838. She was accideritly burnt, July llth, 1838, 
from which she died a few hours afterwards. 

7147 VI SHOEMAKER, DAVID M., was born Septem- 
ber 28th, 1839. On August 7th, 1860, he was mar- 
ried to Jane Ann Hamacher. They reside on his 
father's old homestead. He has held the office of 
of councilor for a number of years both in the 
township of Waterloo arid also in the town of 
Berlin. They have a family of six children, viz: 

7148 VII SHOEMAKER, LUCINDA, was born August 
9th, 1861. On October 5th, 1880, she was married to 
Samuel E. Shantz. They reside on a farm about 



474 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

three-fourth mile from her father's place. They 
have a family of three children. 

7149 VII SHOEMAKER, IDA MINERVA, was born 
September 1st, 1863. On October 14th, 1883, she was 
married to Jacob B. Oberholtzer. They reside a 
little west of Berlin, on the "Randall Farm." They 
have a family of two children. 

7150 VII SHOEMAKER, ALLAN, was born Septem- 
ber 26th, 1866. On July 16th, 1886, he was married 
to Catherine Oberholtzer who died in Berlin, April 
6th, 1890. They had a family of two children. On 
January 3rd, 1894, he was again married to Mary 
Simpson. They reside at home on his father's farm 
which he manages. 

7151 VII SHOEMAKER, SIMSON, was born July 
25th, 1870. He is unmarried and works on his 
father's farm. 

7152 VII SHOEMAKER, MARY JANE, was born 
March 10th, 1873, and died October 28th, 1881. 

7153 VII SHOEMAKER, WESLEY, was born May 
30th, 1879. He is at home on the farm with his 
father. 

7154 VI SHOEMAKER, SARAH, was born May 9th, 
1841. She was married to Benjamin Snyder, June 
21st, 1863. They reside about a mile north- west of 
Bloomingdale, and have a family of eleven chil- 
dren, namely: VII Joannah, VII Wellington, VII 
Eliza Jane, VII Mary Ann, VII Sarah, VII Elmina, 
VII George Walter, VII Leander, VII Abraham 
Urban, VII Benjamin Alexander, and VII Samuel 
Addison. See Benjamin Snyder's family. 

7155 VI SHOEMAKER, SUSANNAH, was born Jan- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 475 

uary 18th, 1843, and died October 2nd, 1888. On 
April 2nd, 1861, she was married to John Cole. 
They reside in Berlin and had a family of eight 
children, viz: 

VII MARIA was born February 25th, 1862, and 

died August 3rd, 1874. 

VII SARAH was born January 19th, 1864. 

VII JAMES was born October 13th, 1865, and died 

October 13th, 1865. 

VII MARY ANN was born January 24th, 1868. 

VII LYDIA JANE was born January 1st, 1870, 

and died September 9th, 1877. 

VII MENNO was born January 6th, 1873. 

VII NANCY was born April 25th, 1875, and died 
May 26th, 1875. 

VII EMMA was born August 5th, 1877, and died 
February 7th, 1888. 

7156 VI SHOEMAKER, MENNO, was born March 
8th, 1845. He is married to Esther Shantz and 
resides in Berlin and is a carpenter by trade. They 
have a family of five children, namely: VII Samuel 
Allan who died in 1893, aged 22 years, VII Rebecca, 
VII Clara, VII Emma, and VII Harvey. 

7157 VI SHOEMAKER, ABRAHAM, was born Au- 
gust 1st, 1848. He has his home with his brother, 
David M., who has to provide and care for him. 

7158 VI SHOEMAKER, ISAAC, was born May 3rd, 
1850, and died same day. 

7159 VI SHOEMAKER, SIMON, was born September 
20th, 1852, and died same day. 

7160 V SHOEMAKER, DANIEL, was born June 15th, 



476 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1811. In 1829 he came to Canada with his parents. On March 
22nd, 1836, he was married to Nancy Miller who was born 
March nth, 1816, and died May 2oth, 1846. They resided in 
different places of the county. A few years ago he went to 
Filion, Michigan, with one of his children where he died August 
23rd, 1892. Their family consisted of five children, viz: 

7161 VI SHOEMAKER, ELIZABETH, was born No- 
vember llth, 1836, and is married to William Tilt. 
They reside at Filion, Michigan. 

7162 VI SHOEMAKER, CHRISTIAN M., was born 
October 28th, 1838, and is married to Mary Fortney. 
They reside at Corinth, Michigan. 

7163 VI SHOEMAKER, ISAAC M., was born August 
15th, 1840, and is married to Nancy Hilborn. They 
reside at Preston, Ontario. 

7164 VI SHOEMAKER, HENRY M., was born Sep- 
tember llth, 1842, and was married to Rosina 
Vernon. He died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U. S., 
December 28th, 1886. 

7165 VI SHOEMAKER, SAMUEL M., was born Sep- 
tember 31st, 1844. He is married to Laura Hall and 
resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

7166 V SHOEMAKER, JOSHUA, was born April 20th, 

1813, and came to Canada in 1829. He was married to Cath- 
erine Scheirich and lived in VVilmot Township, on the tract of 
land now owned by John and Moses K. Schneider. His father in- 
law wanted him to purchase his farm, now owned by George Hies. 
tand. He sold his farm in VVilmot Township and moved to 
John Scheirich's. After his wife's death he was married to Cath- 
erine Wildfong. After his second marriage he left the Scheirich 
farm and purchased the farm now owned by Peter Reist. Here 
he constructed a dam and erected a sawmill, On the evening 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 477 

of May 1 5th, 1840, while engaged in fishing at the dam, he fell 
off the raft and was drowned. He left a family of three children, 
one of whom was named VI John. 

7167 VI SHOEMAKER, JOHN S., a painter by trade, 
resides in Grand Traverse, Michigan. He is about 
sixty years of age. No information received in 
regard to his marriage or family. 



7168V SHOEMAKER, CATHERINE, the youngest 

of George Shoemaker's daughters, was born February i2th, 1815, 
and came to Canada with her parents in 1829. On September 
zznd, 1833, che was married to Richard Haste who was born 
September i5th, 1809, and died September i2th, 1876. They 
had a family of twelve children, namely: VI Mary Ann, VI 
Moses, VI Nancy, VI Catherine, VI Aaron, VI George S., VI 
Angeline and VI Caroline (twins), VI Lovina, VI Angela, VI. 
Henry, and VI Richard A. All of this family reside in the 
West, Indiana and Illinois. 



SHUPE. 

(This family is very much scattered, the descendants are to be found over all North America.) 

Among the early pioneer settlers of this county was 
old John Shupe. He was a native of Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, to which place his grand- 
parents had moved from the Palatinate, Germany, 
as early as 1715 if not earlier. Mr. Shupe was born 
in 1759. When a young man he was married to 
Elizabeth Diefenbach. In 1801 he, with his wife 
and family moved to Canada and settled in Wa- 



478 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

terloo County, on the east bank of the Grand River, 
near Freeport, where he died November 8th, 1>12, 
and she died March 2 1st, 1825. To them was born a 
family of seven children, viz: 

7169 II SHUPE, DANIEL, was married to Elizabeth 
Fordney. They resided on a farm in Blenheim 
Township, Oxford County, where he was accident- 
ally killed by a team running away, in July, 1>42, 
and she died of fever in November, 1842. To them 
was born a family of seven children, namely: III 
Samuel, died in infancy, III Joseph, III Mary, III 
Moses, III Magdalena, III Christian, and III Simon. 

7170 II SHUPE, JOHN, was born October 5th, 1 
He was married to Elizabeth Munson. They re- 
sided on the old "Shupe Farm" at Freeport where 
he died April 15th, 1851. Their family consisted of 
three children, namely: III Ephrainv HI Lucy 
and III Mary. 

7171 II SHUPE, BISHOP GEORGE, was bora Decem- 
ber 25th, 1788. He was married to Elizabeth 
Scheirich who was bora May 26th, 1705, and died 
June 21st, 1866. They resided in Wilmot Township, 
near New Dundee, where he died April 2yth, 1>>70. 
To them was born a family of six children, viz: 

7172 III SHUPE, CATHERINE, the eldest in the 
family, was bora September 10th. LSI 5. She was 
married to Nicolas Sararas who was born May >th. 
I S & They resided near New Dundee, where he 
died July 13th, 1*93. To them was born a family 
of eight children, namely: IV George, IV Noah, IV 
Elizabeth, IV Mary, IV Magdalena, IV Fannie, IV 
Sophia, and IV Moses. See Nicolas Sararas family. 

* Ephraira Shupe used to live on the old "Shuje Farm" near Freeport bat moved away 
some years ago and no one could give me any information of his whereabouts, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 479 

7173 III SHUPE, BENJAMIN, was born July 27th, 
1823. He was married to Anna Wismer who was 
born April 6th, 1829, and died January llth, 1872. 
They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, where he 
was engaged in farming, but now lives retired and 
has his home with his son, George. Many years 
ago he was called into the ministry of the River 
Brethren denomination for which body he has been 
a diligent laborer up to the present time. His 
preaching is plain and practical and his sermons 
are always so worded that even the most unlearned 
can not fail but grasp the idea he wishes to convey 
unto his hearers. To them were born four chil- 
dren, viz: 

7174 IV SHUPE, ISAAC, the eldest, died September 
9th, 1849, aged about 1 year. 

7175 IV SHUPE, HANNAH, was born August 10th, 
1850. She is married to Eri Shrigley, a farmer. 
They reside near Kurtzville, Perth County, Ontario, 
and have the following family, namely: V Elmina, 
V Anna Malissa, and V Melvin. 

7176 IV SHUPE, ELIZABETH, was born December 
21st, 1852. She is married to George Eby, a farmer. 
They reside near Ayton P. O , Ontario, and have 
the following children, namely: V Louida, V Min- 
erva, V Ervine, V James Edgar, V Angus, V Pris- 
cilla, V Olive Irene, and V Clifford G. 

7177 IV SHUPE, GEORGE, was born April 6th, 1855. 
He is married to Elizabeth Becker. They reside 
on his father's old homestead, near New Dundee, 
where he is engaged in farming. To them are born 
the following children, namely: V Alvin B., V 
Hattie, V Harvey, and V Mauris. 



480 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7178 III SHUPE, MAGDALENA, is married to Abra- 
ham Stauffer. They reside in Michigan where he 
was engaged in farming. No information in re- 
gard to family. 

7179 III SHUPE, MOSES, is married to Charlotte 
Fischer. They reside in Kansas where he follows 
farming. No report in regard to family. 

7180 III SHUPE, MARY, is married to Benjamin 
Bechtel.f No information in regard to this family. 

7181 III SHUPE, VERONICA, was married to Joseph 
Burkholder. They reside in Michigan where he 
was engaged in farming. No information in regard 
to family. 

7182 II SHUPE, ADAM, was born July 29th, 1793, and 

was married to Mary Springer who was born June i6th, 1799, and 
died January 3oth, 1888. They resided near Freeport, Ontario, 
for many years. When well advanced in age they made their 
home with Mrs. Levi Clemens who resided at Moline, Michigan, 
where they both died. His death took place November zgth, 
1878. To them was born a family of eight children, viz: 

7183 III SHUPE, ELIAS, resides at Port Elgin, Ontario. 

7184 III SHUPE, REBECCA, resides at Scotland P. O., 
South Dakota, U. S. She was married to a Mr. 
Stafford. 

7185 III SHUPE, ELIZABETH, was married to a Mr. 
Derry. 

7186 III SHUPE, EMILY, resides in Grand Rapids, 
Michigan. She was married to a Mr. Hilborn. 

7187 III SHUPE, ISAAC, resides in New Market, 
Ontario. 

+ Son of old Jacob Bechtel of Blair. 



BIOGKAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 481 

7188 III SHUPE, ANNA, was married to a Mr. Kirk- 
patrick and resided in Beverly Township, Went- 
worth County, Ontario. 

7189 III SHUPE, MARY, was married to a Mr Sauvery. 
They resided near Preston, Ontario. 

7190 III SHUPE, SALLIE, was married to Levi Clemens. 
They reside at Moline, Michigan. See Levi Clem- 
ens' family. 

7191 II SHUPE, JACOB, was born in April, 1795, and 

was married to Eva Scheirich who was born November i6th, 
1799, and died July i3th, 1841. They resided in Wilmot Town- 
ship, a little west of New Dundee, where he died. To them was 
born a family of eight children, namely: III Elizabeth, III John> 
III Jacob, III David, III Samuel, III Cyrus, III Aaron, and III 
Catharine. No information in regard to old Jacob's family 
further than names of children has been received with the ex- 
ception of Samuel and Jacob. 

7192 III SHUPE, SAMUEL S., was born in Blenheim 
Township, Oxford County, October 25th, 1824. He 
was married to Nancy Erb who was born March 
6th, 1813, and died July 6th, 1839. They resided 
near New Dundee, Ontario, until her death when 
he moved to Berlin where his daughter, Catherine, 
kept house for him till his death which took place 
December 7th, 1889. To them were born three 
children, viz: 

7193 IV SHUPE, ELIZABETH, was born September 
29th, 1846. She is married to Wendel Honsberger, 
a farmer. They reside in Michigan and have a 
family of eleven children, namely: V Cyrus, V 
Peter, V Israel, V Nancy (dead), V Norman, V 
Lydia, V Fernando, V Lizzie, V Herman, V Ida 
Minerva, and V Leroy. 



482 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7194 IV SHUPE, CATHERINE, was born March 4th, 
1848. She is married to John Winger, a farmer. 
They reside near Stevensville, Ontario. 

7195 IV SHUPE, PETER, was born January 12th, 1852. 
He is married to Veronica Shantz. They reside on 
his farm near Shantz Station, formerly owned by 
John Shafer, where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family consisted of two children, viz: 

7196 V SHUPE, SAMUEL LESLIE, born June 19th, 
1883, died February 14th, 1884. 

7197 V SHUPE VERA, born March 28th, 1893. 

7198 III SHUPE, JACOB, was born June 19th, 1822. 
He was married, February 7th, 1849, to Sallie Ann 
Master who was born February 26th, 1833. They 
resided in Washington, Oxford County, for many 
years but at present reside in the town of Gait. 
Mr. Shupe in his younger days followed carpenter- 
ing and building but now he is engaged as a pattern 
maker. His family consisted of two sons, viz: 

7199 IV SHUPE, JOHN WASHINGTON, was born in 
Washington,t November 18th, 1849, and died De- 
cember 9th, 1881, of an injury received in a sawmill. 
On July 21st, 1874, he was married to Mandana 
Morse. They resided near St. Thomas, Ontario* 
where he was engaged as a carpenter. His family 
consisted of three children, namely: V Charles 
Milton. V Elon Roy, and V George Vernal. The 
widow is again married to Samuel Fordney and 
resides in Plattsville, Ontario. 

7200 IV SHUPE, WELLINGTON, was born in St. 
George, Brant County, Ontario, February 20th, 1854. 

Mr. J. Washington Shupe was the first child born in Washington after it had received its 
name and was added to the list of post offices for Upper Canada, now Ontario. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 483 

He is married to Sarali Isabella Rosenberger. 
They reside in Gait, Ontario, where he is engaged 
witli Goldie & McColluch as a mechanist. To them 
are born three children, namely: V Nellie Mari- 
dana, V Albert Edwin, and V Lillie Gertrude. 

7201 II SHUPE, DAVID, sixth son of old John Shupe, 
was married to Polly Schaefer. They resided in 
Huron County, Ontario, where both died, leaving a 
large family but names of only three were received, 
namely: III William, III Samuel, and III Barnabas. 

7202 II SHUPE, BENJAMIN, the youngest son of old 
John and Elizabeth (Diefenbach) Shupe, was mar- 
ried to Sarah Ann Master who was born January 
23rd, 1816, and died December 4th, 1881. They re- 
sided in Indiana, U. S., where he died some time 
ago. They had a family of several children but 
are all dead save one. 



SITLER. 



7203 I SITLER, JOHN, was born in Columbus, Ohio, 

November 2nd, 1811. His parents, Martin and Elizabeth Sitler, 
had moved to Ohio, from Pennsylvania, a few years before he 
was born. He catne to Canada when a young man and was mar- 
ried to Sarah Clemmer, widow of Jacob Ziegler. She was born 
December 2ist, 1812, and died January 4th, 1877. She had one 
son, named Aaron, with her first husband. See Aaron Ziegler's 
family. They resided on the farm now possessed by Menno S. 
Shantz nearly three miles north of Waterloo where they had 
family of twelve children, viz; 



484 BIOGEAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7204 II SITLER, JONATHAN, eldest son of John 
Sitler, was born June 8th, 1835, and was married, 
November 15th, 1859, to Mary, daughter of Joseph 
Kinzie. She was born August llth, 1838. They 
resided on the old "Huber Farm" one mile north of 
Waterloo, where he died June 29th, 1880. Their 
family is as follows, viz: 

7205 III SITLER, SUSANNAH, was born July 10th, 

1861, and died September 26th, 1861. 

7206 III SITLER, SARAH, was born September 6th, 

1862. She is married to Noah Bowman. Names of 
children are IV Hannah, IV Elvina. and IV Lydia 
Ann who died some time ago. 

7207 III SITLER, MAGDALENA, was born July 19th, 
1864. She was married to Til man Weber and 
died in Berlin, August 3rd, 1891. They had four 
children, namely: IV Amos, IV Urias, IV Mary 
Ann, and IV Abraham who died quite young. 

7208 III SITLER, ANNA, was born July 3rd, 1866. 
She is married to Menno Martin. They have no 
family. 

7209 III SITLER, JOSEPH, was born April 23rd, 1868. 

7210 III SITLER, NOAH, was born March 5th, 1870. 

7211 III SITLER, CATHERINE, was born April 23rd, 
1872. She is married to Elias Shantz and resides on 
her father's old homestead, the old "Huber Farm." 
They have a family of two children, IV Clayton 
and IV Irene. 

7212 III SITLER, HANNAH, born September 24, 1873. 

7213 III SITLER, MARY ANN, born Dec. 16, 1875. 

7214 III SITLER, VELINA, born November 26th, 1877. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 485 

7215 III SITLER, ENOCH, born October 29th, 1879, 
died June 23rd, 1&80. 

7216 II SITLER, SARAH, was born January 2nd, 1837. 
She is married to Joseph Burkhard. They reside 
on a farm one mile north of Floradale. 

7217 II SITLER, LEAH, was born September 2nd, 1839. 
She is married to Abraham Brubacher. They re- 
side in Ohio, U. S., where he is engaged in farming. 

7218 II SITLER, NANCY, was bom February 17th, 
1340. She was married to Isaac B. Snider of Ger- 
man Mills, Ontario. See Isaac B. Snider's family. 

7219 II SITLER, HENRY, was born February 16th, 
1842. He was married to Susannah Good and died 
in 1862. They resided in Mosa Township, Middle- 
sex County, Ontario. 

7220 II SITLER, ELIZABETH, was born December 
8th, 1843. She is married to Simon Martin and re- 
sides in Caledonia, Michigan. 

7221 II SITLER, SAMUEL, was born November 14th, 
1845, and died August 20th, 1847. 

7222 II SITLER, JOHN, was born July 29th, 1847, and 
is married to Lydia Gingerich. They reside on a 
farm near Hawksville, Ontario. 

7223 II SITLER, ISAAC, was born August 10th, 1850, 
and is married to Hannah Groli. They reside in 
Woolwich Township, three miles east of Heidelberg.. 

7224 II SITLER, JACOB, was born July 9th, 1852. He 
is married to Susannah Bechtel. They reside in 
Manitou, Manitoba. 

7225 II SITLER, SUSANNAH, was born September 
5th, 1854. She is married to David M, Brubacher 



486 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

and resides on a farm near the Conestogo Menno- 
nite Meeting House in Woolwich Township. 

7226 II SITLER, MOSES, was born March 12th, 1860. 
He is married to Rachel Shoemaker and resides at 
Lantonia, Ohio. 

7227 I SITLER, JACOB, son of Martin and Elizabeth 
Sitler, was born in Columbus, Ohio, August 2nd, 
1817. On November 14th, 1837, he was married to 
Rachel Clemmer who was born December 15th, 1816. 
They resided on the farm now in possession of 
Moses Bearinger where she died April 24th, 1895. 
He died December 15th, 1857. They had a family 
of six children, viz: 

7228 II SITLER, SOLOMON, was born June 2nd, 1838. 
He resides on a farm in Wallace Township, Perth 
County, Ontario, and is married to Mary Ann 
Clemens. They have a family of eleven children, 
namely: III Alexander, III Levi, III Sarah Ann, 
III Emma, III Henry (dead), III Allan (dead), III 
Lydia Ann, III Addison, III Clara, III Malinda 
and Celinda (twins). 

7229 II SITLER, LYDIA, was born July 30th, 1840. 
She resides in Dundan City, Michigan. Her hus- 
band's name is Louis Peppier. Their family consists 
of six children, namely: III Rachel Ann (dead), III 
Allan, III Catherine, III Jacob, III Wellington, and 
III Walter. 

7230 II SITLER, MARGARET, was born September 
22nd, 1841. Her husband's name is Henry K. 
Snyder. They reside in the town of Waterloo. 
Their family consists of five children, namely: III 
Leon, III Owen (dead), III Sarah Ann, III Truman, 
and III Ira, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 487 

7231 II SITLER, JOHN J., was horn, June 4th, 1844. 
He is a farmer and resides in Culross Township, 
Bruce County, Ontario, and is married to Sarah 
Ann Good: Their family consists of four children, 
namely: III Angeline, III Rachel Ann, III Ezra, 
and III Sarah Ann. 

7232 II SITLER, ELIZABETH, was born December 
llth, 1847. She is married to Jacob Good. They 
possess a farm near Wyandot P. O., Maryborough 
Township, Wellington County, where they reside. 
Their family consists of eleven children, namely: 
III Silas, III Lydia, III Hannah, III Magdalena, III 
Ezra, III Levi (dead), III Emma, III Lizzie, III Ira, 
III Elo (dead), and III Jacob. 

7233 II SITLER, SARAH, the youngest in the family, 
was born June 13th, 1851. She is married to Moses 
Bearinger. They reside on the old "Jacob Sitler 
Farm" two miles north of Waterloo. Their family 
consists of three children, namely: III Susannah, 
III Ephraim, and III Josiah. 



SOUDER. 



(Some spell name Sauder.) 

We have two branches of this family resident in 
this county, one of which came at a much earlier 
date than the other. We shall give the descend- 
ants of the elder family first and afterwards that 
of the younger. 



488 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7234 II SOUDER, ABRAHAM, was bom in Mont- 

gomery County, Pennsylvania, probably as early as 1745. Tradi- 
tion has it that he was the son of old I Jacob Souder, the 
millwright, who came to America and settled in Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, as early as 1720. We find in Mr. James 
Y. Heckler's history of Lower Salford Township, Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, that one Jacob Souder contracted with 
Gerhart Clemens to erect or build a mill for the said Clemens 
and to have it well made and give good satisfaction, for which 
the said Souder was to receive ^33, one-half of which to be paid 
at completion of job and the balance six months thereafter. 
This contract was made March 26th, 1726. Mr. A. Souder was 
married to Catherine Fried. He followed farming for a number 
of years and when old he had his home with one of his children. 
To him and his wife was born quite a large family. The names 
of their children are as follows: 

7235 III SOUDER, SUSANNAH, the eldest, was born 
April 1st, 1779, She was married to Henry Moyer 
and died in October, 1860. See Henry Moyer's 
family. 

7236 III SOUDER, CHRISTIAN, no report of his 
family. 

7237 III SOUDER, MARY, was married to a Mr. 
Wissler. 

7238 III SOUDER, CATHERINE, was married to a 
Mr. Kyle, 

7239 III SOUDER, NANCY, was married to Jacob 
Becker. 

7240 III SOUDER, ELIZABETH, was married to a 
Mr. Allebach, 

7241 III SOUDER, JOHN, was born in 1790, in Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. In 
1814 he was married to Catherine Snyder. To them 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 489 

was born quite a large family. The names of the 
following children were received: 

7242 IV SOUDER, JACOB, the eldest, was married to 
Hannah Nace and during the early part of his life 
resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, but when 
past middle age he moved to Upper Salford Town- 
ship, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he 
died. 

7243 IV SOUDER, WILLIAM, the second son, was 

born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 22nd. 1816, and was 
raised in Bucks County. When a young man he moved to 
Canada and settled in Waterloo County in 1837. He was mar- 
ried to Mary, daughter of Daniel and Barbara (Cressman) Erb. 
She was born May 6th, 1820, and died April lyth, 1884. They 
resided in different places in the county but finally they settled 
near Zion, not far from Preston where he followed farming many 
years. He was a member of the Evangelical Association of 
which body he was a local minister. His death took place Sep- 
tember 22nd, 1864. To him and his wife were born seven chil" 
dren, viz: 

7244V SOUDER, VICTORIA, the eldest, died in 
infancy. 

7245V SOUDER, VICTORIA, the eldest daughter 
living, is married to Christian Beaver. They reside 
near Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engaged in 
farming. To them are born the following children, 
namely: VI Christian, VI Daniel, VI Maggie, VI 
Mary Ann, VI Charlotte (dead), VI William (dead) 
VI Wellington (dead), VI Emeline, VI Caroline, VI 
Ada (dead), VI Laura, VI Edward, and VI Maurice. 

7246 V SOUDER, DANIEL, the eldest sqn, was first 
married to Rachel Barren and after her decease to 
Sarah Zeller. He resides on his father's old home- 
stead where he is engaged in farming, To him and 



490 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

his first wife was born one son named VI Menno, 
and with second wife there are five children, 
namely: VI Minerva, VI Flora, VI Ephraim, VI 
Elver, and VI Gordon. 

7247 V SOUDER, WILLIAM, was born October 20th, 
1847. On March 26th, 1872, he was united in mar- 
riage with Sophia Hagey who was born January 
2nd, 1852. They reside near the River Bank school 
house where he is engaged in farming. To them 
were born seven children, viz: 

7248 VI SOUDER, MARY, born February 26th, 1873, 
died March 2nd, 1873. 

7249 VI SOUDER, ELSINA, born June 7th, 1874, died 
May 7th, 1877. 

7250 VI SOUDER, LINNIE ANN, born March 27, 1877- 

7251 VI SOUDER, CAROLINA, born Dec. 5, 1879. 

7252 VI SOUDER, HERBERT, born April 15th, 1885, 
died July 21st, 1885. 

7253 VI SOUDER, DORA, born November 2nd, 1886. 

7254 VI SOUDER, LAURA, born May 17th, 1892. 

7255 V SOUDER, MARIAH, died, aged about 23 years. 
She was unmarried. 

7256 V SOUDER, AMOS, was born November 30th, 
1853. On December 29th, 1875, he was married to 
Lophamah Eaton. They reside at Chicopee, on 
part of the old "Samuel Bricker Place" where he is 
engaged in farming. To them are born seven chil- 
dren, viz: 

7257 VI SOUDER, THERON, born January 21st, 1877. 

7258 VI SOUDER, CELISTA, born October 21st, 1878, 
died January 22nd, 1881. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOKY OF WATERLOO. 



7259 \ I SOUDER, MELVIN, born February 14th, 1881. 

7260 VI SOUDER, BURNELL N., born November 
30th, 1883, died October 17th, 1889. 

7261 VI SOUDER, HARVEY, born July 22nd, 1886. 

7262 VI SOUDER, ELSIE, born April 25th, 1890. 

7263 VI SOUDER, IDA MAY, born August 22nd, 1894. 

7264V SOUDER, CAROLINE, was born December 
24th, 1856. She is married to Henry Hagey, a 
farmer. They reside on a farm a few miles north of 
Preston. Their family is as follows, namely: VI 
Nellie,* VI Ora (dead), VI Maud (dead), VI Odo 
(dead), VI Caroline Annettie, VI Alice Beatrice, VI 
Joseph, and VI Violet. 

7265 IV SOUDER, JOSEPH, son of John and Cath- 
erine (Snyder) Souder, was born in Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, December 17th, 1822. He came to 
Canada in 1841 and settled in Waterloo County, 
near Hespeler. On March 26th, 1843, he was mar. 
ried to Christina Calfass. She was born March 
28th, 1822. He followed farming many years but at 
present he and his aged partner have their home 
with their son, Jeremiah, who resides about two 
miles south of Breslau, on the old "Clemens Farm." 
To them were born ten children, viz: 

7266 V SOUDER, JOHN, was born February 9th, 1844. 
He is married to Ellen Hilliard and resides on the 
old homestead, near Zion, where he is engaged in 
farming. His family consists of six children, 
namely: VI William, VI Ada, VI Thomas, VI Her. 
bert, VI Minnie, and VI Charles. 

t Nellie is an adopted daughter which they took when quite young and she goes by the 
name Nellie Hagey. 



492 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7267 V SOUDER, CATHARINE, was born May 6th, 
1846. She is married to Thomas Hilliard, manager 
of the Dominion Life Assurance Company. They 
reside in the town of Waterloo. Their family is as 
follows, namely: VI William, VI Lillie, VI Arthur, 
VI Angeline, VI Charles, VI Frederick, VI Maude, 
VI Florence, VI Ella, VI Harry, and VI Franklin. 

7268 V SOUDER, JEREMIAH, was born July 4th, 1848- 
He is married to Priscilla Clemens. They reside on 
the old "Clemens Farm" and have a family of four 
children, namely: VI Malinda (dead), VI Leonard, 
VI Elona, and VI Abraham. 

7269 V SOUDER, JOSEPH, was born April 7th, 1850. 
He is married to Wilhelmine Zingg. They reside a 
little north of Preston, on the old "Joel Clemens 
Farm." To them are born four children, namely- 
VI Henry, VI Elton, VI George, and VI Stella. 

7270 V SOUDER, SOLOMON, was born February 29th, 
1852. He is married to Mary Ann Klippert and 
resides in Berlin where he is engaged in the mer- 
cantile business. His family is as follows, namely: 
VI Edith, VI Eugene, VI Arthur, VI Nelda, and 
VI Hilda. 

7271 V SOUDER, MARY ANN, was born August 4th, 
1854. She is married to Menno Devitt. They reside 
in Waterloo where he is engaged in the mercantile 
business. Their family consists of six children, 
namely: VI Essie, VI Bertha, VI Hildah, VI 
Stanley, VI Eva, and one whose name has not been 
received. 

7272V SOUDER, SAMUEL L., was born November 
2nd, 1856. He is married to Minnie McGreggor. 
They reside in Chicago, Illinois, where be is en- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 493 

gaged as a street car conductor. His family con- 
sists of five children, namely: VI Carrie, VI 
Charles, VI Walter, VI Grace, and VI Edgar Lewis. 

7273 V SOUDER, MATILDA, was born February 12th, 
1859. She is unmarried and resides with her 
parents. 

7274 V SOUDER, ISAAC, was born August 29th, 1861, 
and died June 3rd, 1878. 

7275 V SOUDER, ANGELINE, was born April 1st, 
1864. She is married to Harry Brown. They re- 
side in Berlin where he is engaged with the School 
Supply Company of Berlin. Their family consisted 
of three children, VI (name not given), VI Harvey, 
and VI Roy. 



7276 IV SOUDER, JOHN, was born in Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, and came to Canada in 1846 or 1847 
and settled at Preston, Ontario, where he was mar- 
ried to Barbara Reichert. He died many years ago, 
leaving no heirs. His widow was again married to 
C. Cress of Preston. 



7277 III SOUDER, ISAAC,t was married to Barbara 
Yoder. 



7278 I SOUDER, PETER, a native of Saxony, Germany, 

was born December 28th, 1816, and emigrated to America when 
a young man. Soon after his arrival at Quebec he wended his way 
to Waterloo County, Ontario, where he settled. He was married 
to Polly, daughter of Jonas and Catherine (Livergood) Wildfong. 
She was born May 28th, 1828. Soon after their marriage they 

f Mrs, Daniel Bergey (No. 870) was a daughter of Isaag Spuder, 



494 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

moved on a farm a little east of Elmira where they resided about 
twelve years, then he sold his farm and purchased thatf of the 
late Joseph Cressman, now possessed by John K. Uevitt. Here 
they resided some fifteen years when he again sold out and 
moved to near Dundalk, Melanchton Township, Wellington 
County, Ontario, where they still reside. To them was born the 
following family, viz: 

7279 II SOUDER, LEVI, was born May 22nd, 1849. 
He is married to Martha Brethauer. They reside 
near Waubamick, Parry Sound, where he is en- 
gaged in farming. To them are born the following 
children, namely: III Owen (dead), III Lovina, III 
Victoria, III Minerva, III Polly, III Jessie, III 
Anna, III Ella (dead), III Mabel, and III Levi. 

7280 II SOUDER, JUDITH, was born June llth, 1851. 
She is married to Samuel Thompson, a gardener. 
They reside four miles west of Berlin. Their 
family is as follows, namely: III Susannah (dead), 
III Ellen, III Paulina, III Josiah, III George, III 
Isabella, III Simon, III Ezra (dead), III Catherine, 
III Edith, and III Clayton. 

7281 II SOUDER, JONAS, was born February 18th, 
1853. He is married to Christina Boyer. They 
reside in Markham, York County, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of 
six children, namely: III David, III Esther, III 
Simon, III Catherine, III Levi, and III Jeremiah. 

7282 II SOUDER, CATHARINE, was born October 
3rd, 1855. She is married to George Latsch, a 
farmer and auctioneer. They reside near Centre- 
ville, Freeport P. O. To them are born three chil- 
dren, namely: III George, III Orphan, and III 
Fernando. 

t About 4 miles east of Berlin, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 495 

7283 II SOUDER, PETER, was born May 29th, 1858. 
He is married to Maggie Elliot. They reside near 
Dundalk P. O., Ontario, where he is engaged in 
farming. To them are born four children, namely: 
III Alexander, III William, III Alfred, and III 
Olive. 

7284 II SOUDER, JOSIAH, was born June 10th, 1860. 
He is married to Eliza Nethercut. They reside 
near Dundalk P. O., Ontario, where he is engaged 
in farming. Their family consisted of five chil- 
dren, namely: III Lome, III Emma, HI Ruby, III 
Vera, and III Stanley. 

7285 II SOUDER, POLLY, was born July 15th, 1861. 
She is married to Samuel West. They reside in 
Bruce County, on the Peninsula, where he is en- 
gaged in farming. Their family consists of four 
children, namely: III Isabella, III Simon, III Wil- 
liam, and III Laura. 

7286 II SOUDER, NOAH, was born July 31st, 1863. 
He is married to Magdalena Minsie and resides on 
Bruce Peninsula where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family is as follows, namely: III Harry, III 
Albert, and III Louise. 

7287 II SOUDER, LYDIA ANN, was born April 25th, 
1865. She is married to Henry Kenyon, a wage- 
earner. They reside at German Mills. Their 
family is as follows, namely: III Gardnier, III 
Lewis, III Naomi, and III Malizza. 

7288 II SOUDER, LEAH, was born July 20th, 1866. 
She was married to Charles Chisholm, a woollen 
manufacturer. They resided in the state of Maine, 
U. S., where she died September 1st, 1891, leaving 
one son named III William. 



49(5 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7289 II SOUDER, VERONICA, was born March 14th, 
1868. She is married to Herman Wildfong, a 
farmer. They reside near Neustadt, Ontario. No 
family. 

7290 II SOUDER, EZRA, was born August 23rd, 1871, 
and died September 18th, 1871. 

7291 II SOUDER, ELLEN, was born July llth, 1873, 
and died September 29th, 1873. 

7-J92 II SOUDER, LUCY, the youngest in the family, 
was born October 24th, 1874. She is married to a 
Mr. Quiznell, a farmer. They reside in Manitoba 
and have a family of two children, namely: III 
Lorene and III Earl. 



SPRINGER. 



If there is a self-made, self-educated man in the town of Berlin, 
that man is our worthy sheriff, Mr. Moses Springer, who never 
had a years schooling in his life, but was left an orphan at ten 
years of age and thrown entirely upon his own resources. He 
was a son of Benjamin Springer, merchant and afterwards farmer, 
and Mary Rykeman, a prominent member of the Mennonite 
Church, and was born in the township and county of Waterloo,* 
Ontario, August 24th, 1824. His father was born near Pough- 
keepsie, New York, and died of cholera in Blenheim Township, 
Oxford County, Ontario, August i6th, 1834, and his mother died 
of the same dreaded disease, August 3oth, 1834. His great- 
great-grandfather, Charles Christopher Springer, a native of Hol- 
land, an ordained bishop, was sent to Stockholm, Sweden, where 

* Nwr Blair on the farm lately owned by Deacon John Z. Detweiler. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 497 

he was created a baron and where Mr. Springer's great-grand- 
father first saw the light of day. After being well advanced in 
his studies the younger Mr. Springerf was sent to London, 
England, to complete his theological studies. After having com- 
pleted the same, he, without the consent of his parents, crossed 
the ocean and came to Wilmington, Delaware,! where he built 
the first church, a stone structure which is still standing, and 
preached there for a number of years. The grandfather of our 
Sheriff, Rev. David Springer, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, 
and was also educated for the ministry of the Episcopal Church, 
He was a loyalist during the revolutionary troubles and while 
stationed near Poughkeepsie, New York, he was shot in his own 
yard soon after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. He was 
married to *Margaret Oliver, a native of Paris, France, and had 
a family of nine children. Soon after her husband's death, the 
widow with her family left Poughkeepsie, New York, and emi- 
grated to the wilds of Canada and finally settled at Hamilton, 
Ontario, where she died. One of her sons, Benjamin, as already 
stated, settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, and finally in Oxford 
County, where he died. As good luck would have it Mr t 
Springer (sheriff) early fell into the hands of a Mennonite, after- 
wards a minister and bishop, Joseph Hagey, a noble-souled man, 
by whom he was raised. Not satisfied with, the little knowledge 
he had picked up at odd intervals in a public school, he was 
proffered gratuitous aid by an honest, and kind-hearted Scotch- 
man, William Collins, to give him night lessons. Mr. Springer 
farmed until he was twenty years of age, taught school off and on 
for seven years, was for a number of years engaged in surveying, 
subsequently was a general merchant and latterly has been en- 
gaged in the conveyancing, insurance and general business. He 

t The younger Mr. Springer was a Liberal and never had the least desire to associate 
with the nobility, hence his desire to come to America and associate with his countrymen who 
had settled in Delaware, then called New Sweden. 

J He, although the son of a Baron, worked for his passage across the ocean. 

* Shr was of aristocratic parentage. Her mother died when she was born and after she 
arrived at the age of maturity she was married to a nobleman and three months after their 
marriage the bloody persecutions of Paris broke out. She and her husband left Tn disguise 
fur America. After being out on a voyage for several days, hi returned with a homeward- 
bound vessel, promising to meet her in America after the restoration of peace, but this was 
the last of him. It is supposed that he lost his life during the civil disturbances. The wife 
continued her journey and came to Poughkeepsie, New York, where she purchased a large 
tract of land with the money willed to her by her father. 



498 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

assisted in establishing the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Com- 
pany and was its president for seven years. In 1852 he was 
appointed a magistrate for the town* of Waterloo and was elected 
first Reeve for the said town* in 1857 which position he held for 
fifteen years, and when Waterloo was incorporated as a town in 
1876, he was elected the first mayor and re-elected the next year 
without opposition and afterwards retired. Nobody took more 
interest in the progress and general welfare of Waterloo than Mr. 
Springer or has done more solid work in its municipality and that 
of the county. He has been secretary and treasurer of the 
North Waterloo Agricultural Society for twenty-four years, and 
was a member of the board of directors of the Agricultural 
Mutual Insurance Co. of London, Ontario, for about eighteen 
years. In 1867 he was elected to the Ontario Assembly for the 
N. R. of the county of Waterloo and represented that consti- 
tuency until 1 88 1 when he received the appointment of sheriff 
of the county, which appointment he still holds. Mr. Springer is 
a Reformer in politics and while the representative of North 
Waterloo he gave good satisfaction to his constitutency. Shortly 
after being appointed sheriff he moved to Berlin where he now 
resides. Mr. Springer is, we believe, no member of any church, 
but cherishes a warm regard for the Mennonites. He is well 
disposed, in fact, towards all Christian people and very generous 
in the support of churches and sabbath schools. In 1845 ne 
was married to Barbara, daughter of Joseph and Catharine 
(Schneider) Shantz. She was born August nth, 1825, and died 
October i3th, 1884. In. 1890 he was again married to Sophia, 
widow of the late D. Bowman, Barrister, of Hamilton, and 
daughter of the late Henry Beasley, many years treasurer of the 
county of Wentworth, Ontario, and a grand-daughter of the late 
Col. Beasley, a member of the first parliament of Canada. Mr. 
Springer's family consists of the following children, viz: 

7293 SPRINGER, JOSEPH SHANTZ, the eldest, is 
married to Rosina Roos. He resides near Moss- 
borough, Waterloo County, where he is engaged in 
farming. 

* Then only a village. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



7294 SPRINGER, MARY ANN, is married to Henry 
Roos. They reside in the town of Waterloo where 
he is engaged as salesman in the hardware business 
of Mr. Fish. 

7295 SPRINGER, DR. MENNO, is married to Isabell 
McVane and resides at South Haven, Michigan, 
where he is practising his calling. 

7296 SPRINGER, LIZZIE, is married to Cyrus E. 
Moyer. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged 
in the hardware business. 

7297 SPRINGER, BENJAMIN, is a machinist and 
when last heard of him he was down in Louisiana, 
U. S. 

7298 SPRINGER, URIAS, is married to Lucena Clem- 
ens and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where 
he is engaged as a veterinary surgeon. 

7299 SPRINGER, MOSES, is unmarried and at present 
resides at San Francisco, California, where he is 
engaged as a telegraph operator. 

7300 SPRINGER, EMMA, is married to Michael Keena, 
a carriage builder. They reside in Tecumseth, 
Michigan. 

7301 SPRINGER, WALTER, is a chemist and druggist, 
and resides in Detroit, Michigan. 

7302 SPRINGER, HANNAH, the youngest in family, 
is unmarried and resides with her father in Berlin. 

Mr. Springer's father's family consisted of ten 
children, viz: 

7303 SPRINGER, DAVID, was married to Mary Camp- 
bell. They resided in Blenheim Township, where 
they both died. 



500 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

7304 SPRINGER, JOHN, was married and resided in 
Bayham Township, Elgin County, Ontario, where 
he was engaged in farming. 

7305 SPRINGER, BENJAMIN, died of cholera in Au- 
gust, 1834. He was unmarried. 

7306 SPRINGER, RICHARD, was married to Emily 
Muma. They reside in Kingsville, Essex County, 
Ontario, where he was engaged as a builder. 

7307 SPRINGER, AARON, was married to Mary Ship- 
ley and resided in Bayham, Elgin County, where he 
was engaged in farming. 

7308 SPRINGER, MOSES, was married to Barbara 
Shantz and after her decease to Mrs. Sophia Bow- 
man. See foregoing pages of the Springer family 
for particulars. 

7309 SPRINGER, MARY, was married to Adam Shupe. 
See Adam Shupe's family. 

7310 SPRINGER, ELIZA, was married to Lent Munson. 

7311 SPRINGER, HENRIETTA, was married to Ira 
Lucia. They resided about three miles north of 
Preston where he was engaged in farming. 

7312 SPRINGER, ELIZABETH, was married to Samuel 
Moxley. They reside in Missouri, U. S., where he 
is engaged in farming. 




STAUFFER. 



The progenitor of this numerous and widely spread family was 
born in Switzerland about the year 1682. Owing to the many 
trials and persecutions the Non-conformists were subjected to by 
the State Party many bid adieu to their native homes and fled to 
places where shelter and protection, besides freedom of religion, 
were promised them. Among this number was old Martin 
Staufferf who fled to Muckenhauserhof, Wurtenburg, Germany, 
where he resided with his wife and family until his death. We 
could not ascertain the rames of all his children, as some 
may have died before the father, but names of four have been 
received, namely: Christian, John, Mathias, and Daniel. Not 
many years after the decease of old Martin, the mother* with her 
four sons and other co-religionists, emigrated to America in 1738 
or 1739 and settled near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
where she died not many years after their arrival in the land of 
the " Free." 

7313 II STAUFFER, CHRISTIANA the eldest, was 
born in August, 1711. His family consisted of two 
sons, namely: III John and III Jacob. 

7314 II STAUFFER, JOHN, was born August 6th' 
1715. He was married to Catherine Shenk. 

7315 II STAUFFER, MATHIAS,:}; was born in 1719. 
No information in regard to his family. 

t Tradition has it that his name was Martin and that he di d in 1735. When dying he 
urged his family to emigrate to America. 

* The mother was so crippled from rheumatism that she >vas unable to walk, thus com- 
pelling her sons to draw her by hand in a little waggon, expressly made for that purpose, 
from her home in Germany to the seaport where they set sail for America, and after their 
arriv.il in Philadelphia they had her conveyed through the wi derness from the place ofland- 
ing to Hammar Creek, about four miles north of Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
where the} settled and founded a mill seat, known as Stauffer's mill. 

Their descendants are all to be found in Pennsylvania and other states. 

J In coming from Philadelphia to Lancaster County, Mathias, the third son, was missed 
by the company. He strayed from the pariy while passing through a forest. It is supposed 
by some that he wended his way to the north east and finally settled either in Montgomery 
or Chester County while others think he was killed Ly Indians or died of starvation. 



502 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7316 II STAUFFER, DANIEL, the youngest of the 
four sons, was born in 1726. He, after arriving at 
maturity, settled near Lititz, Lancaster County, 
where he had a family of several children. None 
of the. names of his family were received save that 
of one son named III Abraham. 

7317 III STAUFFER, ABRAHAM, was born in No- 
vember, 1748, arid in 1780 he was married to Eliza- 
beth Zug. After his marriage he settled near 
Lititz, Lancaster County, where he followed farm- 
ing. To him was born a family of ten children, viz: 

7318 IV STAUFFER, DANIEL, was born August 18th, 

1781. His descendants are all in Pennsylvania and 
other states. 

7319 IV STAUFFER, SAMUEL, was born October 5th, 

1782. He, in company with his brothers and others, 
came to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, 
Ontario. He was married to Esther Groh who was 
born December 5th, 1786, and died March 5th, 1862. 
They resided near Speedsville where he died Au- 
gust 1st, 1859. To them were born ten children, viz: 

7320 V STAUFFER, ISAAC G., was born September 

28th, 1807. He was married to Jane Tieter who was born De- 
cember 1 5th, 1812. They resided at Acton, Ontario, where he 
was engaged in farming. Some twenty years ago he disposed 
of his farm and moved near Gaines, Michigan, where both of 
them since died. He died December 25th, 1878, and she died 
August Qth, 1885. To them was born a large family. The 
names of children are as follows: VI Levi (dead), VI Aaron, VI 
Esther, VI Samuel (dead), VI Isaac, VI John, VI Abraham, VI 
William, VI Hiram, VI Jacob, VI Eliza Jane (dead), VI Robert 
(dead), VI Wattie Ann (dead), VI Belinda, VI Alexander (dead), 
VI Ellen, VI Amanda (dead), and VI Mary A. The named 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 503 

family all arrived at maturity save three, and are now very much 
scattered throughout Canada and the United States. 

7321V STAUFFER, SUSANNAH, was married to 
Jacob Kenzie, a farmer. They resided near Ayr, 
Ontario, but some years ago they sold -their farm 
and moved to Kent County, Michigan, where both 
died. See Jacob Kenzie's family. 

7322V STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, was married to 
Samuel Retzner, a farmer. They resided two miles 
east of Rreslau where both died. See Samuel 
Betzner's family. 

7323V STAUFFER, NANCY, was married to John 
Master. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, 
where she died many years ago. See John Master's 
family. 

7324 V STAUFFER, JACOB, was born January 17th, 
1813. On March 25th, 1834, he was married to 
Elizabeth Mosser who was born January 29th, 1816. 
They resided in Blenheim Township, near Platts- 
ville, where he died November 27th, 1879. Mrs. 
Stauffer is still living and has her home with her 
daughter, Nancy. Their family consisted of thir- 
teen children, viz: 

7325 VI STAUFFER, DAVID M., was born May 9th, 
1836. He is married to Amelia Fisher and resides 
in Kent County, Michigan, where he has a family of 
six children, namely: VII William (dead), VII 
Emma (dead), VII Oliver (dead), VII Allan, VII 
Ella, and VII Owen. 

7326 VI STAUFFER, DANIEL M., was born March 
25th, 1838. He is married to Jemima Faulkner and 
resides in Farewell, Michigan. His family is as 
follows, namely: VII John, VII Elizabeth, VII 
George, and VII Lucinda. 



504 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7327 VI STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, was born June 
10th, 1840. She was married to Robert Gofton. 
They resided at Plattsville, Ontario, where he died 
leaving a family of four children, namely: VII 
Jacob, VII Eliza, VII Rodger, and VII William. 

7328 VI STAUFFER, NANCY, was born January 10th, 
1843. She is married to Joseph Kolb, a farmer. 
They reside near Breslau, Ontario, and have a 
family as follows, namely: VII Oliver, VII Elsie, 
VII Lucinda, VII Ervine, and VII Alice (dead). 

7329 VI STAUFFER, JACOB M, was born September 
6th, 1845. He is married to Mary Ann Stauffer and 
resides in Kent County, Michigan, and has a family 
of four children, namely: VII Mabel, VII Ollie, VII 
Norman, and VII Wilbeth. 

7330 VI STAUFFER, ESTHER, twin sister to Jacob, 
was born September 6th, 1845. She is married to 
Malone Bray. They reside in Woodstock, Ontario, 
and have five children, namely: VII Elsie, VII 
Sarah, VII Eliza, VII Maggie, and VII William. 

7331 VI STAUFFER, AMOS * was born February 20th, 
1848, and died May 29th, 1849. 

7332 VI STAUFFER, AARON * was born February 
20th, 1848, and died December 29th, 1848. 

7333 VI STAUFFER, PETER M, was born May 6th, 
1850. He is married to Nancy Grofton and resides 
at Plattsville, Ontario. His family, is as follows, 
namely: VII Henrietta, VII Amos, VII William, 
VII Ivah, and VII Melvin. 

7334 VI STAUFFER, HENRY, was born September 
9th, 1852. He is married to Sarah Bristow. They 
reside in Plattsville, Ontario, and have a family of 
one child named VII Herbert. 

* Twins. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 505 

7335 VI ST A OFFER, JARED, was born September 
16th, 1854. He is married to Anna Stemmler and 
resides in Schoolcraft County, Michigan. To them 
are born three children, namely: VII Norman, VII 
Roy (dead), and VII Morley. 

7336 VI STAUFFER, ENDS, was born January 14th, 
1857. He is married to Jennie Grant and resides in 
Schoolcraft County, Michigan. They have a family 
of four children, namely: VII Mabel, VII Laura, 
VII Grace, and VII Sylvester. 

7337 VI STAUFFER, LUCINDA, was born June 13th, 
1859, and died May 17th, 1863. 



7338 V STAUFFER, ABRAHAM, was married to 
Susannah Latschaw and resided near Strasburg, 
Ontario, where she died of hydrophobia, leaving a 
family of five children. After her decease he was 
married to Magdalena Shupe. Soon after his 
second marriage he moved to near Grand Rapids, 
Michigan, where he died in 1866, leaving the follow- 
ing family, namely: VI Isaac, VI Esther, VI Jacob, 
VI Mary and VI Susannah of first wife, and VI 
Samuel, VI George, VI Moses (dead), and VI Aaron 
(dead) of second wife. All of the last named family 
reside in Michigan. 

7339 V STAUFFER, DAVID G., was adopted by old 
Henry Erb who resided near Dundas, where young 
David died, aged about 14 years. 

7340 V STAUFFER, CATHERINE, was married to 
Jacob Block, a farmer. They resided in Southern 
Wilmot where they both died. See Jacob Block's 
family. 

7341 V STAUFFER, SALLIE, was married to Enos 



506 liTOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Janzen. They resided near Caledonia, Kent County, 
Michigan, where they were engaged in farming but 
are now both dead. To them were born six chil- 
dren, namely: VI Abraham who died in the army 
during the civil war, VI Henry, VI Eliza, VI 
Esther, VI Rachel, and "V I Hannah. 

7342V STAUFFER, LEVI, died, unmarried, aged 
about 3 ) years. 

7343 V STAUFFER, JOHN G., was born near Preston, 
Ontario, December 8th, 1824. On December 3rd, 
1851, he was married to Lucmda, daughter of Sam- 
uel and Elizabeth (Gabel) Hammacher. She was 
born near Wilmot Centre, Waterloo County, On- 
tario, September 6th, 1834. They resided in Oxford 
County, three miles south of Plattsville, Ontario, 
where he died December 5th, 1887. After his de- 
cease Mrs. Stauffer moved to Berlin where she is 
residing at present. Their family consisted of eight 
children, viz: 

7344 VI STAUFFER, MARY ANN, was born January 
25th, 1853. On April 6th, 1879, she was married to 
Joseph Susalla, a farmer. They reside in Auburn, 
Bay .County, Michigan. To them is born one -child 
named VII Geneva. 

7345 VI STAUFFER, LEVI H., was born August 3rd, 
1854. He was first married to Nancy Shantz and 
after her decease to Lizzie Moyer. They reside 
several miles east of Breslau, Ontario, where he is 
engaged in farming. To him and his first wife 
were born two children, namely: VII Rosanna and 
VII Ada, both dead. 

7346 VI STAUFFER, FOSTER H., was born February 
26th, L>56. He was married to Mary Wagner. They 
resided in Buffalo, New York, where he died De- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 507 

cember 27th, 1889, leaving a, family of two children, 
namely: VII Maimie (dead) and VII Chester. Mr. 
Stauffer followed teaching for several years in the 
county of Waterloo and upon quitting it he went to 
Buffalo where he received the appointment as 
provision agent at which he was engaged at the 
time of his death. 

7347 VI STAUFFER, AARON H., was bora Novem- 
ber 29th, 1857. He is married to Emma Soules and 
resides in St. Louis, Missouri, where lie is engaged 
in the wholesale dry goods business. 

7348 VI STAUFFER, ROSANNA, was born August 
25th, 1860. She is unmarried and resides with her 
mother for whom she is doing all she can to make 
her feel happy and comfortable. 

7349 VI STAUFFER, LUCINDA, was born September 
24th, 1862. She is unmarried and resides in Bloom- 
ington, Illinois, where she is saleswoman in a dry 
goods store. 

7350 VI STAUFFER, ADDISON, was born March 
15th, 1867. He is married to Lucinda Moyer and 
resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is engaged in 
some dry goods manufacturing establishment. His 
family consists of three children, namely: VII 
Rosanna, VII Grace, and VII Floyd. 

7351 VI STAUFFER, REV. BYRON H., was born 

August 2yth, 1870. His boyhood days were spent on the farm 
near Plattsville, Ontario. When half through his "teens" he 
began to study for teacher and after being qualified he taught 
several years in our public schools, but he soon found the teach- 
ing profession not to be a very flattering one. About this time 
his mind became aroused as to spiritual affairs and he seemed to 
recognize in his internal feelings a call to the ministerial caree r 
for which he seemed to be naturally gifted. He now entered 



508 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

upon the preparatory studies at 'Vbett College, Belleville, Ontario, 
where he, after passing his examinations, was licensed to preach 
in October, 1893. He possesses the ability to become one of 
the noted preachers of the M. E. Church of which body he is a 
minister, As a clergyman he speaks with force, being solid, 
weighty and emphatic in his delivery. At present he is stationed 
at Holland, New York, where he has been doing a good work 
for the Lord during the past year. On December 3ist, 1891, 
he was married to Mary E. Cairnes. To them is born one son 
named VII Gladys. 



7352 IV STAUFFER, JOHN, was born April llth, 1784. 
He was married and resided in Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, where his heirs are to be found. 

7353 IV STAUFFER, SUSANNAH, was born April 
llth, 1786. She was married to a Mr. Hellmuth. 
They resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
where they left numerous heirs. 

7354 IV STAUFFER, ABRAHAM, was bom August 
1st, 1788. When a young man he was married to 
Catharine, daughter of John and Barbara (Freed) 
Biehn. She was born in 1785 and died in 1869. 
They resided on the farm now owned by Mr. Bear, 
near Doon, Ontario, where they raised their family. 
He died about the year 1858. To them were born 
six children, viz: 

7355 V STAUFFER, ELI, is married to Lydia Ellen- 
baum. They reside at Lucknow, Bruce County, 
Ontario, where he followed farming for many years 
but now lives retired. Their family is as follows, 
VI Nancy (dead), VI Joel, VI William, VI Samuel, 
VI Abraham, VI Eli, VI Maria, VI John, VI Han- 
nah, and VI Catherine. 






BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 509 

7356V STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, was born April 
28th, 1811, and died April 14th, 1874. She was mar- 
ried to David Gingerich. See David Gingerich's 
family. 

7357 V STAUFFER, JOHN, was born May 3rd, 1813. 
He was married to Hannah, daughter of Daniel and 
Barbara (Wismer) Schlichter. She was born April 
15th, 1814, and died June 18th, 1890. They resided 
near Haysville, Ontario, where he was engaged in 
farming for many years but now lives retired and 
has his son, Dilman, to work the farm. His family 
consisted of ten children, viz: 

7358 VI STAUFFER, DAVID, is married to Mary 
Kinsey. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged 
as fireman with The Berlin Shirt & Collar Com- 
pany. His family consists of two children, namely : 
VII Susannah, and VII Sarah. 

7359 VI STAUFFER, AARON, died of fever when 14 
years of age. 

7360 VI STAUFFER, BENJAMIN, was married to 
Mary Betzner. They had a family of eight chil- 
dren, namely: VII Ellen, VII Zalinda, VII Isaac, 
VII Norman, VII John, VII Magdalena, VII 
Joseph, and VII Frederick. 

7361 VI STAUFFER, MARY, was married to Charles 
Oswald. At present she resides in Haysville, 
Ontario. No issue. 

7362 VI STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, is unmarried and 
resides with her father for whom she is keeping 
house. 

7363 VI STAUFFER, NOAH S., died when about 4 
years of age. 

7364 VI STAUFFER, DILMAN, is married to Rebecca 



510 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Zimmerman. They reside on his father's old home- 
stead about a mile south of Haysville, Ontario. To 
them were born the following children, namely: VII 
Elmina, VII Minerva, VII Allan, VII Samantha, 
VII Irvine, VII Rebecca, VII Minetta, and VII 
Florence Edna. 

7365 VI STAUFFER, LYDIA, was married to Conrad 
Snyder, a farmer. They resided two miles east of 
Haysville where she died in 1886, leaving two chil- 
dren named VII Catherine and VII John. 

7366 VI STAUFFER, JOHN S., died, aged about 6 
years. 

7367 VI STAUFFER, MENNO, is married to Jennie 
Trussler. They reside in Muskoka, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in the meat and butchering business. 
Their family is as follows, namely: VII George 
Gilbert, VII Stanley, VII Sidney, VII Freddie, and 
VII Viola. 

7368V STAUFFER, ABRAHAM B.. died, aged about 
20 years. 

7369 V STAUFFER, CATHERINE, was born Septem- 
ber 5th, 1820, and died May 20th, 1854. She was 
married to Joel Good. See Joel Good's family. 

7370V STAUFFER, JOSEPH, was married to Nancy 
Bowman (No. 258). They resided at Blair where he 
died, leaving a family of three children, namely: 
VI Caroline, VI Susannah, and VI Joseph who is 
married to Magdalena Clemens (No. 1759). They 
reside in Gait and have a family of twin boys 
named VII Clive and VII Claude. 

7371 IV STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, twin sister to 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 511 

Abraham, was born August 1st, 1788. She was 
married to Christian Bomberger, an inn-keeper. 
They resided in Dundas, Ontario, where they died, 
leaving no heirs. 

7372 IV STAUFFER, ESTHER, was born September 
18th, 1710. She was married to George Clemens- 
They resided near Preston where she died August 
17th, 1836, leaving a numerous family. See Nos. 
1730 to 1776. 

7373 IV STAUFFER, DANIEL, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, February 20th, 1796. When 
a young man he came to Canada and settled in 
Waterloo County, Ontario. In 1818 he was married 
to Susannah Kinzey who was born in Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, June 1st, 1798, and came to Canada 
with her parents in 1800 and died February llth, 
1881. Soon after their marriage they moved on 
north half of lot No. 5, Biehn's Tract, near Stras. 
burg school house, where he died July 22nd, 1846. 
To them were born eight children, viz: 

7374V STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, was born January 
5th, 1820. She is married to Joseph Y. Shantz, a 
farmer. They reside in Wilrnot Township and 
have had a family of twelve children. See Joseph 
Y. Shantz's family. 

7375V STAUFFER, BARBARA, was bom October 
16th, 1822. She was married to David Y. Shantz. 
They resided in Wilmot Township where he died 
October 24th, 1894. To them were born five chil- 
dren. See David Y. Shantz's family. 

7376 V STAUFFER, JUDITH, was born August 1st, 
1825. She was married to Simon S. Shantz. They 
resided in Wilmot Township where she died Jan- 



512 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

nary 26th, 1862, leaving a family of nine children. 
See Simon S. Shantz's family. 

7377 V STAUFFER, JACOB C., was born January 
10th, 1828. He is married to Lydia Rosenberger. 
They reside in Blenheim Township, a little north of 
Plattsville where he is engaged in farming. His 
family consists of four children, viz: 

7378 VI STAUFFER, DANIEL R., is married to Emma 
Jones. He resides near his father's old homestead 
where he is engaged in farming. 

7379 VI STAUFFER, SALLIE, is married to John 
Betzner. They reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 
where he is engaged in some business. 

7380 VI STAUFFER, MARY ANN, is married to 
James Furgeson, a farmer. They reside with her 
father on the farm near Plattsville, Ontario. 

7381 VI STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, is married to 
Peter Hallman, a farmer. They reside near New 
Dundee, on the old " Saltzberger Farm." 

7382V STAUFFER, DANIEL, was born May 10th, 
1831. He is married to Lydia Unger and resides at 
Williamsburg, Waterloo County, where he is en- 
gaged in farming. His family consists of eight 
children, namely: VI Marfe, VI Lucinda, VI Susan- 
nah, VI Simon, VI William, VI Daniel, VI Lydia, 
and VI Ervine. 

7383V STAUFFER, SUSANNAH, was born February 
7th, 1834. She was married to Wiegand Stutz. 
They resided in Baden, Ontario, where she died 
October 30th, 1866, leaving a family of four children, 
namely: VI Elizabeth, VI Mary Ann, VI Susannah, 
and VI Lydia. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 513 

7384 V STAUFFER, MENNO, was born March 23rd, 
1837, and died of fever December 23rd, 1853. 

7385 V STAUFFER, REV. NOAH, was born February 

1 3th, 1842. He is married to Barbara Betzner and resides on 
the farm formerly owned by his grandfather, near Strasburg. On 
November gth, 1876, he was ordained to the ministry of the 
Mennonite church for the Weber field of labor. The bishops 
that were present on day of ordination were Joseph Hageyt 
Amos Cressman and Abraham Martin. As a minister he is faith- 
ful to the dictates of his conscience and preaches the Word of 
God and not the laws and regulations of the church of the past, 
but the needs and requirements of the church of the present. 
His preaching is plain, practical and impressive, and in the 
delivery of his sermons he is earnest and brief. His style of 
preaching is clear and his sermons are so worded that the audi- 
ence cannot help but be deeply impressed by the same. His 
family consists of three children, viz: 

7386 VI STAUFFER, IDA, was born August 9th, 1868. 
She is married to Jacob S. Snyder, a farmer. They 
reside near the town of Waterloo and have a family 
of five children, namely: VII Obal H., VII Walter 
V., VII Anna B., and VII Barbara L. See Jacob 
S. Snyder's family. 

7387 VI STAUFFER, OBAL B., was born March 9th, 

1870. He is married to Magdalena Hallman and 
resides on the old "Stauffer Homestead" where he 
is engaged in farming. His family consists of one 
child VII Bula. Bella. 

7388 VI STAUFFER, JACOB B., was born May llth, 

1871. He is a druggist and chemist and resides in 
Toronto, Ontario. 

7389 IV STAUFFER, JACOB, was born August 15th, 
1802. He died young. 



514 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7390 IV STAUFFER, JOSEPH, twin brother to Jacob, 
was born August 15th, 1802. He was married to 
Rebecca Rosenberger who was born August 16th, 
1801. Soon after their marriage they moved two 
miles west of the town of Waterloo, on the farm 
now possessed by their son, Levi. Here they re- 
sided and enjoyed life until death removed them. 

: He died October 13th, 1880, and she died May 28th, 
1882. To them was born a family of five children, 
viz: 

7391 V STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, the eldest in the 
family, was born September 19th, 1823, and died 
October 17th, 1868. On March 3rd, 1846, she was 
married to John S. Bowman arid had a family of six 
children. See Nos. 214 to 220. 

7392 V STAUFFER, SUSANNAH, the second daugh- 
ter, was born May 9th, 1828, and died April 2nd, 
1862. She was married to Moses Eshleman and 
had a family of five children. See Moses Eshle- 
man's family. 

7393 V STAUFFER, MARY, was born June 30th, 1830. 
She was married to Jacob S. Bowman, a farmer- 
To them were born five children. See Nos. 221 to 
225. 

7394V STAUFFER, NANCY, was born January 15th, 
1834. She is married to Jonas B. Snyder, a farmer. 
To them were born five children. See Jonas B. 
Snyder's family. 

7395 V STAUFFER, LEVI, the only son of Joseph and 

Rebecca (Rosenberger) Stauffer, was born September JQth, 1839. 
He has always been engaged in the avocation of his forefathers, 
that of agriculture. He is the owner of two beautiful farms, one 
of which was his father's old homestead and the other is the old 
"Beatty" or "Heckedon" farm. He has been manager of the 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 515 

North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company for 
upwards of fifteen years, and is one of ihe most prominent mem- 
bers of the United Brethren Church. He is in sympathy with 
the Liberal cause of that body. -On November 27th, 1859, he 
was married to Esther, daughter of John and Judith (Bingeman) 
Snider. They reside on the old homestead about two miles west 
of the town of V/aterloo. To them was born a family of ten 
children, viz: 

7396 VI STAUFFER, MATILDA JOANNA, was born 
September 3rd, 1861. She is married to Alexander 
Wilson, a farmer. They reside near Ellington, 
Michigan. Their family is as follows, namely: VII 
Herbert, VII William, VII Clayton, VII Arthur, 
and VII Clare. 

7397 VI STAUFFER, LYDIA ANN, was bom Decem- 
ber 14th, 1862. She was married to Ezra S. Shantz, 
a farmer. They resided near Haysville, Ontario* 
where he died May 10th, 1895. Their family con- 
sisted of four children, namely: VI Winnie, VI 
Susannah, VI Lome (dead), and VI Burton. 

7398 VI STAUFFER, JOSIAH, was born September 
18th, 1864. He is married to Bella Wilson and re- 
sides on the old "Beatty Place" where he is engaged 
in farming. Their family consists of three children, 
namely: VII Harley, VII Clarence, and VII Mary. 

7399 VI STAUFFER, CLEMENTINA, was born Feb- 
ruary 10th, 1866. She is married to Ephraim Groff. 
They reside in Iowa where he is engaged in busi- 
ness. To them were born four children, namely: 
VII Gertrude May, VII Violet Evaline, VII 
Ephraim Roy, and VII Clarence (dead). 

7400 VI STAUFFER, ALFARATA, was born January 
30th, 1868. She is married to James Mitchell. They 



516 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

reside in Victoria County, Ontario, where he is en- 
gaged in farming. They have no family. 

7401 VI STAUFFER, ANNETTA REBECCA, was 
born August 28th, 1870. She is married to Charles 
Moore, a veterinary surgeon. They reside at Union- 
ville, Michigan. Their family consists of one son 
named VII Lome. 

7402 VI STAUFFER, MARY JANE, was born Sep- 
tember 2nd, 1872. She is unmarried and is home 
with her parents. 

7403 VI STAUFFER, ALFIEMENIA, was born July 
14th, 1874. 

7404 VI STAUFFER, JESSIE ANN JUDITH, was 
born June 26th, 1876. 

7405 VI STAUFFER, LORNE LEVI, was born March 
8th, 1880. 

7406 STAUFFER, NELSON, was born March 12th, 
1870, and was raised in Conestogo where he at- 
tended the public school until pretty well up in his 
"teens," then he went to Elm wood, Ontario, where 
he learned the saddler trade. After serving his 
apprenticeship he went to Hamilton, Ontario, where 
he was engaged in business for some time. At 
present he resides in Bervie, Bruce County, Ontario, 
where he is doing a good business. While in 
Hamilton he was married to Annie Hebner. His 
family consists of one child named Lilly. 

7407 V STAUFFER, CHRISTIAN, son of John Stauf- 
fer, was born February 17th, 1799. He was raised 
in York County, Ontario, near Stouffville, where he 
was married, April 15th, 1823, to Magdalena Raymer 






BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 517 

who was born June 8th, 1796, and died April 2nd, 
1888. In their old age they moved to Oxford 
County, near Plattsville, where he died September 
25th, 1868. To them was born a family of eight 
children, viz: 

7408 VI STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, was born August 
9th, 1824. She is married to Adam Sherk. See 
Adam Slierk's family. 

7409 VI STAUFFER, ABRAHAM R. ( was born May 
9th, 1826. He is married to Eliza Reynolds. They 
reside in Plattsville where he is engaged in the 
milling business. Their family is as follows, 
namely: VII Wellington, VII Nancy Jane, VII 
Mariah, VII John, VII Charles, VII Minnie, and 
VII Roxy. 

7410 VI STAUFFER, JACOB R., was bom August 
8th, 1828. He is married to Maria Sanborne. They 
reside at Lincoln Falls, Washington, U. S., where 
he is engaged in farming. They have five children, 
namely: VII William, VII Nancy, VII Maggie, VII 
Samuel, and VII Lizzie. 

7411 VI STAUFFER, MAGDALENA, was born Au- 
gust llth, 1830. She is married to Amos Sherk. 
See Amos Sherk's family. 

7412 VI STAUFFER, CHRISTIAN, was bora May 
8th, 1833. He was married to Rebecca Motheral 
and resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, 
where he followed farming. His death occurred 
December 22nd, 1866, and his family consisted of 
three children, namely: VII Francis, VII Ephraim, 
and VII Albert, 

7413 VI STAUFFER, JOHN R., was born February 
3rd, 1836, He was first married to Polly Strome 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



and after her decease to Rosetta Huges. They 
reside near Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is 
engaged in farming. To them were born the fol 
lowing children, namely: VII Jared, VII Drusilla, 
VII Flora, VII Martha, VII Annie, and VII John. 

7414 VI STAUFFER, SUSAN, was born July 24th, 
1839. She is married to Moses Brown. They reside 
in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they are keeping a 
boarding house. Their family is as follows, namely: 

VII Maretta, VII Eliza Jane, VII Annie, and VII 
Rosa. 

7415 VI STAUFFER, PETER R., was born August 
llth, 1843. He was married to Hannah Janzen. 
They resided at Washington, Oxford County, where 
they followed farming until April 16th, 1889, when 
they left the farm and moved to Berlin where they 
still reside. To them were born two children, viz: 

7416 VII STAUFFER, MINNIE, is married to Henry 
Wagner, a baker. They reside in Berlin and have 
a family of two children, namely: VIII Alvira and 

VIII Marian. 

7417 VII STAUFFER, ALDEN G., the only son, is en- 
gaged as a finisher in Kreiner & Go's furniture 
factory. 

7418 VI STOUFFER, JOHN R., youngest son of Jacob 

and Fannie (Reesor) Stouffer, and grandson of John Stouffer, 
was born and raised near Markham Village, York County, On- 
tario. When a young man he followed farming until 1881. In 
fall of the same year he came to Berlin where he was engaged in 
the J. Y. Shantz & Son button factory for several years. After 
leaving the Shantz button factory, he, in partnership with Mr. 
Chas. K. Hagedon, commenced to manufacture covered and rim 
buttons. They were the only manufacturers of this class of 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 519 

buttons in Canada. They dissolved partnership, April i6th, 
1895, Mr. Stouffer taking the button business alone. We have 
copied the following from the Daily Record of Berlin which gives 
the public an idea of Mr. Stouffer's business qualities and his 
popularity as a citizen of Berlin: "For nearly eight years Mr. 
Stouffer's name has been before the Canadian trade as a manir 
facturer of covered and rim buttons. During that time he has 
built up a good trade for special buttons of this kind and has the 
distinction of being the only manufacturer of this class of but- 
tons in Canada. Of these button lines he is especially proud 
and with good reason, for he makes covered and rim buttons, 
which for material, workmanship and finish cannot be excelled, 
and the goods find a market over the whole dominion, from 
Halifax to Vancouver. Mr. Stouffer manufactures for the whole- 
sale trade only and from the strong and durable class of goods 
supplied he is enjoying a large and increasing trade. Personally 
Mr. Stouffer is popular as a business man and a citizen. He is 
well posted and has a fund of good common sense and sound 
business judgment. Being still a comparatively young man he is 
likely to witness a wide development of the business of which he 
is proprietor and to meet with good monetary success which 
the public will unite in wishing him." On December 3oth, 1886, 
he was married to Anna Maria, daughter of Samuel B. and 
Rebecca (Fried) Schneider. She was born June 23rd, 1866. 
They reside on Queen Street West, Berlin, and have a family of 
two children, namely: VII Laura and VII Mabel. 

7419 STAUFFER, NELSON S., was born December 
22nd, 1862. On October 14th, 1885, he was married 
to Charlotte, daughter of Joseph H. and Catherine 
(Moyer) Moyer. She was born at the Twenty, 
Lincoln County, Ontario, October 23rd, 1864. They 
reside in Chicago, Illinois, where he is engaged in 
manufacturing all kinds of temperance drinks. 
She died July 22nd, 1895, leaving a family of two 
children, namely: Luella and Roy. 



520 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7420 IV STAUFFER, EMANUEL, was born in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, October 4th, 1791. In 
1816 he was married to Isabella Reid who was born 
March 1st, 1800. In 1826 they, with others, moved 
to Canada and settled on a farm a little north-east 
of the town of Waterloo where he died May 6th^ 
1844. She died November 1st, 1867. To them were 
born ten children, viz: 

7421 V STAUFFER, LEVI, was born April 20th, 1817, 
and died in infancy. 

7422 V STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, was born Septem. 
ber 3rd, 1820, and died in infancy. 

7423V STAUFFER, LYDIA, was born September 
15th, 1822, and died in infancy. 

7424 V STAUFFER, MARY, was born February 22nd, 
1825. She was married to Solomon F. Baumann 
who died January 2nd, 1869. To them were born 
nine children. See No. 498. 

7425 V STAUFFER, HENRY, was born May 1st, 1828. 
He is married to Mary Schnarr. They reside at 
Erbsville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. 
They have no family. 

7426 V STAUFFER, ISAAC R., was born June 27th, 

1830. He was married to Veronica Heckedon who died March 
loth, 1875, and after her decease to Elizabeth Gasgone. They 
reside at Blair. Ontario, where he is engaged as a wage-earner. 
To him were born ten children, namely: VI Albert, born April 
9th, 1869, and died February yth, 1894, VI Mary Ann, born July 
24th, 1870, and VI Isabella, born March 7th, 1874, and died at 
Moorefield, Ontario, in 1890, of first wife, and VI Franklin, VI 
Henry, VI Aggie, VI Gertrude, VI Ada, VI Lottie and VI Her- 
bert (twins), born March 25th, 1889, of second wife. Lottie died 
March 26th, 1890, and Herbert died April i9th, 1889. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 521 

7427 V STAUFFER, MAGDALENA, was married to 
Christian Unger, a farmer. They reside in Indiana, 
U. S. No report of their family. 

7428 V STAUFFER, JACOB, was born September 24th, 
1834, and died in 1845. 

7429 V STAUFFER, DAVID, was born April 8th, 1836, 
and died August 25th, 1849. 

7430 V STAUFFER, JOHN R., was born March 19th, 
1840, and died October 18th, 1851. 



7431 STAUFFER, DAVID, son of Jacob and Mary 

(Hoch) Stauffer, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, De- 
cember 3ist, 1813, and was raised in Butler County, same state. 
He was married, in 1836, to Anna Maria, daughter of Samuel and 
Polly (Bechtel) Shelly. She was born May 2gth, 1819. On 
May 2nd, 1848, they, with their family of five children, left 
Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, and moved to Canada 
and arrived at Berlin during the latter part of May. During the 
remainder of the year 1848 they resided on the farm formerly 
owned by the late William Moyer, now in possession of Isadore 
B. Snyder. In spring, 1849, they moved to Bridgeport, on the 
farm now possessed by Dilman G. Moyer where they had the 
misfortune of being burned out. In 1854 they moved on the 
old "Burkholder Farm" one mile north of the town of Waterloo 
where they resided until 1859, then they moved on the old 
"Henry Martin Farm" one mile north of the Martin Mennonite 
Meeting House. Here they resided until 1864 when he pur- 
chased a farm about two miles north-west of Heidelberg where 
they resided for ten years, then he sold his farm to a Mr. Com- 
pass, in 1874, and moved to Conestogo, having bought Mr. Charles 
Hendry's property, where they now reside. They have had a 
family of thirteen children, of whom three died in infancy, viz: 

7432 STAUFFER, JOHN, the eldest son, was born in 
Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, May 4th, 



522 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1837, and died at the same place, August 14th, 1839. 

7433 STAUFFER, POLLY, the eldest daughter, was 
born in Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, 
January 3rd, 1839, and died at Berlin, Waterloo 
County, Canada, November 21st, 1848. 

7434 STAUFFER, ELIZABETH, the second daughter, 
was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, August 
23rd, 1810. On May lOtli, 1859, she was married to 
Isaac S. Eby. See No. 2427. 

7435 STAUFFER, ISAAC S., the second son of David 

Stauffer, was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, November 
2nd, 1842. When six years of age he came to Canada with his 
parents and was- raised in the county of Waterloo. On August 
24th, 1862, he was married to Barbara, eldest daughter of Joseph 
and Veronica (Shantz) Weber. She was born July 2oth, 1844. 
They reside in Peel Township, Wellington County, near Glen. 
alien, where he possesses two beautiful farms. Their family 
consists of eight children, namely: Zepheniah who is married to 
Selin'a, daughter of David Koch of Conestogo, and resides on a 
farm near Elmira, Ezra, Luanda, Oliver, Lovina who is married 
to Joseph Ernst, a farmer, and resides in the township of Peel, 
near the village of Glenallen, Ida, Ira, and Harvey. 

7436 STAUFFER, JOS1AH S., the third son of David 

Stauffer, was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, December 
2nd, 1844, came to Canada in 1848, and was raised in Waterloo 
County. When about twenty years of age he commenced to 
work at the tailoring business and now has a well established 
business at Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He was twice married, 
first to Elizabeth Musselman with whom he had four children, 
namely: Guy, Nina, Laura, and Earl, and after her decease to 
Anna Musselman. The second union was blessed with one 
child, a daughter named Sue. 

7437 STAUFFER, ZEPHENIAH, the fourth son of 
David Stauffer, was born in Butler County, Penn- 






BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 528 

sylvania, December 23rd, 1846, and died in the same 
county, March 13th, 1847. 

7438 STAUFFER, LEVY, the third daughter of David 
Stauffer, was born at Bridgeport, Waterloo County, 
December 4th, 1849. She is married to Christian 
Fry. They reside in Woolwich Township, along 
the Wellesley Township line, two miles north of 
Heidelberg where he is engaged in farming. They 
have a numerous family. The names of the chil- 
dren are John, Maria, David, Catharine, Christian, 
Angeline, Levy, Martin, and Menno. 

7439 STAUFFER, JACOB S., the fifth son of David 
Stauffer, was born at Bridgeport, Waterloo County, 
November 12th, 1851. He resides at Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, where he is engaged in the meat and 
cattle business. He is married to Amanda Weber. 
They have a family of five children, namely: Zeph- 

eniah, Clara, Elma, Ira, and Russel. 

7440 STAUFFER, ANGELINE, the fourth daughter 
of David Stauffer, was born near Bridgeport, 
Waterloo County, December 16th, 1852. She was 
married to Aaron Scheifley, August 10th, 1875. See 
Aaron Scheifley 's family. 

7441 STAUFFER, ABRAHAM S., the sixth son of 
David Stauffer, was born near the town of Water- 
loo, April 8th, 1855. He was raised in Waterloo 
County. Some years ago he went to Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, where he entered into partnership 
with his brother. They are in the butchering and 
cattle business. He is married to Hattie Trucksell. 
They have no family. 

7442 STAUFFER, REV. SAMUEL S., the seventh son 

of David Stauffer, was born near the town of Waterloo, May 
i^th, 1857. He is married to Lucy Lackner and resides at 



524 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Breslau, Ontario, where he has been stationed as a minister of 
the Mennonice Brethren in Christ Church and is doing a noble 
work for the Lord in His vineyard. He is a good speaker and his 
sermons are both instructive and convincing. May he yet be 
spared for many years to work for his Master. His family con- 
sists of six children, namely: David, Leander, Victor, Pearl, 
Stanley, and Hattie. 

7443 STAUFFER, MALINDA, the fifth daughter of 
David Stauffer, was born in Woolwich Township, 
August 16th, 1859. She is married to Andrew 
Scheifle. 

7444 STAUFFER, MELVINAH, the sixth daughter of 
David Stauffer, was born December 20th, 1861. She 
is married to John Wiegand, a teacher. They 
reside in the town of Berlin where she is engaged 
in giving instructions in sewing and teaching young 
ladies the art of cutting dresses by model. Their 
family consists of one child, a son named William. 



74451 STOECKLE, JOSEPH, emigrated with his 
parents from Switzerland to Rehnish, Bavaria, 
when he was three years old. When some twenty 
years of age he was married to Veronica Bachmann. 
They had a family of three children, namely: II 
John, II Magdalena, and II Catharine. 

7446 II STOECKLE, JOHN, was born in Bavaria, Ger- 
many, in 1768, and was married in 1796 to Mary 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 525 

Witmer who was born in 1770. They had a family 
of nine children, of whom five died in infancy. Of 
the remaining four the name of only one was re- 
ceived, viz: 

7447 III STOECKLE, JOHN, was born November 25th, 

1802. He left Germany and emigrated to Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, U. S., where he arrived October 2nd, 1829. Here 
he remained until the summer of 1831 \\hen he moved to 
Canada and arrived at Berlin, Waterloo County, Ontario, August 
ist, 1831. Here he followed his profession (weaving) for about 
eighteen months. On January 29th, "1833, he was married to 
Esther Bliehm who was born March i6th, 1808. They moved 
on their large farm north of Strasburg and about four miles south- 
west of Berlin where they resided until his death which took 
place April 22nd, 1879. He was a member of the Mennonite 
Church of which body he was a minister for many years. His 
family consisted of six children, viz: 

7448 IV STOECKLE, ELIZABETH, was born Septem- 
ber 29th, 1834, and died July 14th, 1878. 

7449 IV STOECKLE, DANIEL, was born April 28th, 
1837, and was married to Lovina Detweiler, Decem. 
ber 15th, 1861. They reside in Huron County, 
Ontario. 

7450 IV STOECKLE, JOHN, was born February 20th, 
1840, and died September 1st, 1857. 

7451 IV STOECKLE, ABRAHAM, was born January 
20th, 1842. He was married to Sarah Fordney, 
December 10th, 1867, and on January 13th, 1868, 
they moved to Ionia County, Michigan. 

7452 IV STOECKLE, JACOB, was born August 20th, 
1844. He was married to Elizabeth Snider, March 
23rd, 1869. In 1873 he purchased the large farm of 
the late John Kraft, and from here he moved to 
Plattsville, Oxford County, where he resided until 



526 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOKY OF WATERLOO. 

^ i __ 

a few years ago when he moved to the town of 
Waterloo. At present he is engaged as caretaker 
of the Berlin and Waterloo Hospital. 

7453 IV STOECKLE, HENRY, was born December 
20th, 1846. On January llth, 1879, he was married 
to Lydia Schantz of North Dumfries. She was 
born August 31st, 1848. They reside on the old 
liomestead of his father near Strasburg. 



STRICKLER. 



7454 I STRICKLER, HENRY, son of John and Lydia 

(Strickler) Strickler, was born in Spring Garden Township, York 
County, Pennsylvania, December 25th, 1824. In 1841 he left 
home and went to the state of New York, near Niagara Falls, 
where he was working with the carpenters until September, 1842, 
when he left and travelled north as far as Preston, Ontario, where 
he made his home with old Mr. John Bear. Here he was en- 
gaged in working at his trade and was also in the service of old 
David Reist as sawmiller until the great freshet carried away the 
dam. From here he went and hired to Michael Fisher for 
whom he was engaged as foreman for some time. On October 
i4th, 1845, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of David and 
Elizabeth (Bechtel) Histand. She was born September i3th, 
1822. At present they reside about one mile east of Kossuth, 
Ontario. They have had a family of five children, viz: 

7455 II STRICKLER, LYDIA, was born October 14th, 
1846. She is married to Charles Jahn. They reside 
on a farm a little south-west of Kossuth. Their 
family consists of four children, namely: III Car- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 527 

oline, married to Isaac G. Cober, III Elizabeth, III 
Mary Ann, and III Angeline. 

7456 II STRICKLER, VERONICA, was born March 
12th, 1849. She is married to Frederick Kunkel. 
They reside on the old "Wiist Farm" two miles 
north-west of Breslau. They have three children, 
namely: III Noah, III Abraham, and III Daniel. 

7457 III STRICKLER, ELIZABETH, was born April 
29th, 1854, and died March 7th, 1884. She was mar. 
ried to Enos Shantz bat Jeft no family. 

7458 III STRICKLER, MAGDALENA, was born Sep- 
tember 1st, 1857. She is married to Martin Woolner. 
They reside in Aid borough Township, Elgin 
County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. 
They have a family of three children, namely: III 
Alice, III Elsie, and III Harvey. 

7459 III STRICKLER, ANGELINE, the youngest in 
the family, was born February 16th, 1860, and died, 
unmarried, September 10th, 1890. 



STROME. 

(Formerly spelled Strohm.) 

7460 II STROME, CHRISTIAN, son of *Jacob Strohm, 
was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, July 
14th, 1778. He came to Canada in 1810 and settled 
in Waterloo County, near Hespeler. He was mar. 
ried to Mary Rutt who was born April 10th, 1776, 

* Mr. Jacob Strohm's father was a native of Wurtenburg, Germany, and moved to 
America when Jacob was a lad of 9 years. 



528 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

and died June 8th, 1831. After her decease he was 
married to Veronica Clemens, widow of Nathan 
Clemens. He died May 1st, 1850. His family con- 
sisted of six children, all of first wife. Their names 
are as follows: 

7461 III STROME, ELIZABETH, the eldest daughter, 
was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Au- 
gust 25th, 1802, and came to Canada with his parents 
when eight years old. She was married to Abram 
C. Clemens, a deacon of the Mennonite body. They 
resided on a farm near Fisher's Mills, a little north 
of Hespeler, now in possession of their son, John. 
Their family consisted of five children, namely: IV 
Moses, IV Aaron, IV Mary, IV John, and IV 
Hannah. See Abram C. Clemens' family. 

7462 III STROME, MARIA, the second daughter, was 
married to Samuel Schlichter. They resided in 
North Dumfries Township, near Roseville. See 
Samuel Schlichter's family. 

7463 III STROME, EVA, the third daughter, was born 
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, September 9th, 
1805. She was married to Rev. Jacob Hallman. 
They resided in Wilmot Township, near New 
Dundee, where she died July llth, 1886. He died 
March 23rd, 1878. Their family consisted of three 
sons, namely: IV Samuel, IV John, and IV Jacob. 
See Rev. Jacob Hallman's family. 

7464 III STROME, NANCY, the fourth daughter, was 
born in 1807 and died September 10th, 1880. She 
was married to Abraham Rosenberger. They first 
resided near Preston, thence they moved to Wilmot 
Township, west of New Dundee. See Abraham 
Rosenberger's family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 529 

7465 III STROME, SALLIE, the youngest daughter, 
was married to Benjamin Rosenberger. They re- 
sided in North Dumfries Township, where he 
followed farming for many years. See Benjamin 
Rosenberger's family. 

7466 III STROME, JOHN, the youngest and only son 

of Christian and Mary (Rutt) Strome, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, February i2th, 1810. On March 3151, 
1831, he was married to Nancy, the youngest daughter of Jacob 
and Polly (Detweiler) Rosenberger. She was born May yth, 
1812. After their marriage they resided on the old "Strome 
Homestead," near Fisher's Mills, where he died August igth, 
1865. Old Mrs. John Strome is still living and quite smart for a 
woman of so great an age. At present she has her home with 
her son, Abram. Their family consisted of twelve children, viz: 

7467 IV STROME, ABRAM R., waslborn March 21st, 
1833. On May 15th, 1855, he was married to Esther 
Martin who was born May 29th, 1831. They reside 
in the town of Berlin, near the "Two Bridges." He 
is a contractor and builder. Their family consisted 
of six children, namely: 

7468V STROME, JEREMIAH, was born February 
27th, 1856, and died May 22nd, 1894. He was mar- 
ried to Elizabeth Peppier and resided in Berlin 
where he died. Names of children are VI Annie 
Priscilla, VI Esther Sinobia, VI Eva Ethelena, VI 
George Amsey, and VI Clarence Jacob. 

7469 V STROME, MENNO, was born August 3rd, 1857. 
He is agent for sewing machines, organs, etc., and is 
married to Anna Peppier. They reside in the town 
of Berlin and have a family as follows, namely: VI 
Lewis Elton, VI Charles Melvin, VI Arthur Lean- 
der, VI Ella Luella, VI Irene Elizabeth, VI Ger- 
trude Almona, VI Viola Alberta, VI Mabel, and VI 
Menno. 



530 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7470 V STROME, ALMEDA, was born June 10th, 1859, 
and died May 25th, 1860. 

7471 V STROME, MARY ANN, was born January 
13th, 1861, and died same day. 

7472 V STROME, MERRITT, was born April 8th, 1862, 
and died April 20th, 1862. 

7473 V STROME, CHRISTIAN, was bom December 
3rd, 1864, and died December 4th, 1861. 

7474 IV STROME, HENRY, was born November 1st, 
1835. On August 22nd, 1852, he was married to 
Elizabeth Martin who was born August 2nd, 1834. 
They reside in the town of Berlin where he is en- 
gaged as a builder and contractor, and have had a 
family of eleven children, viz: 

7475V STROME, HIRAM, was born April 27th, 1853, 
and died May 29th, 1853. 

7476 V STROME, CLARA MALISSA, was born April 
10th, 1854. She is married to Frederick Miller, a 
farmer. They reside in Upper Woolwich. Their 
family consists. of three children, namely: VI Jere- 
miah, VI Frederick, and VI Eliza Ann. 

7477 V STROME, LUCINDA, was born February 5th, 
1857. She is married to Peter Schwindt, a farmer. 
They reside north of Elmira. Their family con- 
sisted of eight children, namely: VI Andrew, VI 
Mary Ann, VI Charles (dead), VI Melvin (dead), 
VI Dora, VI Lillie (dead), VI Percival (dead), and 
VI Edith. 

7478 V STROME, FRANKLIN, was born April 24th, 
1859. He is married to Helena Battenburg and 
resides in Elmira where he is engaged in carpenter- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 531 



ing. Their family consists of six children, namely: 
VI Henry, VI Oscar, VI Florence, VI Harvey, VI 
Eliza (dead), and VI Franklin. 

7479 V STROME, ALMEDA, was born May 19th, 1861, 
and died November 15th, 1887. She was married to 
John Miles, a carpenter. They resided in Elmira. 
No issue. 

7480V STROME, JOHN HENRY, was born October 
16th, 1863. He resides in Neustadt, Grey County, 
where he is engaged as clerk in R. W. Walden's 
general store. He is unmarried. 

7481 V STROME, ELIZA ANN, was born December 
6th, 1865. She is unmarried arid resides in Berlin 
where she is engaged in dressmaking. 

7482 V STROME AMELIA, was born April 23rd, 1868. 
She is married to Simon Brunk who is engaged in 
the ready made clothing business in Berlin where 
he resides. 

7483 V STROME, ABRAM LINCOLN, was born April 
24th, 1870. He is a clerk in Mr. Henry Stuebing's 
grocery, No. 333 King Street, Berlin. Unmarried. 

J4S4 V STROME, MARY JANE, was born September 
23rd, 1872. She is a dressmaker and resides in 
Berlin with her parents. 

7485 V STROME, WILLIAM M., was born May 20th, 
1874. He is unmarried and resides with his parents 
in Berlin where he is engaged at the carpenter 
trade. 

7486 IV STROME, DAVID, a farmer, resides in the 
township of Pilkington, Wellington County, On- 
tario, near Pentland P. O. He is married to Sophia 
(3chaed$r. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



7487 IV STROME, POLLY, was married to John 
Stauffer. They resided in Blenheim Township, 
Oxford County, where she died. He with his 
family has since moved to Michigan. The family 
consisted of seven children, namely: V Priscilla, V 
Flora, V Jared, V Martha, V Anna Laura, V Will- 
iam, and one who died in infancy, name not re- 
ceived. 

7488 IV STROME, JOHN, died when about 16 years of 

age. 
7489 IV STROME, AARON, a farmer, resides near 

Floradale, Ontario. He is married to Catharine 

Sand. 

7490 IV STROME, ELIZABETH, was married to An- 
drew Miltz. They resided in Gait where he died. 
She died in New Dundee. They had three chil- 
dren, namely: V Anna M., V John Ervine, and V 
William (dead). 

7491 IV STROME, MOSES, a farmer, resides in Wel- 
lesley Township, near Linwood, Ontario. He was 
first married to Sarah Congo and after her decease 
to Emma Stone. 

7492 IV STROME, NANCY, is married to George 
Diebel, a merchant. They reside in the town of 
Waterloo where he is in partnership with Mr. 
Bricker under the name of Bricker & Diebel. 
They are doing a large business in dry goods, 
clothing, etc. 

7493 IV STROME, AMOS, resides in Lakefield, Man- 
itoba, where he has a general store. He is married 
to Mary Frey vogel. 

7494 IV STROME, ISAIAH, is married to Mary Ann 
Pfeffer, They reside at Brandon, Manitoba. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 533 

7495 IV STROME, ELIJAH, is married to Agnes Vin 
son and resides in Minto, North Dakota, where he 
has a general store. They have one child named V 
Rhoda. 



7496 II STROME, DAVID, son of Jacob Strohm, was 
born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, June 14th, 
1780, and came to Canada in 1810 and settled near 
Hespeler where he died April 21st, 1816. He was 
married to Eva Bliehm who died April 6th, 1829. 
They had several children but names were not re- 
ceived at time of going to press. None of hi 8 
descendants are residents of this county. 

7497 II STROME, JACOB, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, September 24th, 1783. He 
was married to Anna Maria Scheirich. She was 
born in 1784 and died July 10th, 1841. They resided 
near Hespeler, Ontario, where he died December 
7th, 1855. Their family consisted of eight children, 
viz: 

7498 III STROME, CATHERINE, the eldest in family, 
was married to Enoch Kinyon. They have one 
son, named IV Jacob G., who resides in Waterloo 
Township. 

7499 III STROME, JOHN J., was born September 12th, 
1812. He was married to Catherine Anna Donnen- 
werth. They resided near Hespeler where he was 
engaged in farming. His death took place August 
12th, 1865. Their family consisted of nine children, 
namely: IV Jacob, IV Michael, IV Aaron, IV John, 
IV David, IV Abraham, IV Isaac, IV Lizzie, and IV 
Samuel. 

7500 III STROME, DAVID, was born April 28th, 1817. 



534 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

He was married to Catherine Sararas. They re- 
sided about three miles east of Hespeler where he 
was engaged in farming. Here he died September 
21st, 1875. She is still livingt and enjoying^good 
health. They had a family of eight children, 
namely: IV Leah, IV Eli, IV Noah, IV Andrew, IV 
Margaret, IV Benjamin, IV Rachel, and IV Solo, 
mon. 

7501 III STROME, ELI, is unmarried. No further in* 
formation of him received. 

7502 III STROME, EVA, was first married to Simon 
Oberholtzer and after his decease to Joseph Burk- 
holder. They reside near Hespeler. The family 
consisted of three children, namely: IV Noah 
(dead), IV Hannah, and IV David. 

7503 III STROME, ELIZABETH, is married to John 
Wildfong, a farmer. They reside near New Dundee. 
Their family consists of three children, namely: 
IV Amos, IV Mary, and IV Leah. 

7504 III STROME, SUSANNAH, was born January 
24th, 1824, and died June 27th, 1846. She had her 
home near Hespeler where she died unmarried. 

7505 III STROME, MARY, the youngest in the family, 
was married to John Bleam. They reside near 
Hespeler and have a family of one child named IV 
Hettie. 

t January izth, 1895. 






THOMAS. 



75061 THOMAS, WILLIAM B., son of Ezra and 

Elizabeth (Bomberger) Thomas, was born in Dundas, Wentworth 
County, Ontario, February yth, 1825. In spring, 1836, he was 
adopted by Peter Erb who resided on the old "Erb Farm" about 
two miles north of Bridgeport. In 1843, when he was eighteen 
years of age, he came to Jonas C. Shantz's, Wilmot Township, 
where he was engaged as farm hand for one year. From here he 
went to Copetown, Wentworth County, where he served his 
apprenticeship at the shoemaking trade for three years with one 
Jasper Dresser. In 1847 he returned to Waterloo County and 
engaged himself to Mr. John Salyards of Preston to work at his 
trade, in whose service he remained one year. In fall of 1849 
he engaged the Reist school (S. S. No. 14) and in 1850 he taught 
the River Bank school (S. S. No. 15). On June ioth, 1851, he 
was married to Hannah, daughter of John and Judith (Bingeman) 
Schneider. After his marriage he worked at his trade for three 
years, having his shop in his present residence. After the expira- 
tion of the three year?, he, in 1854, commenced to teach again 
and taught almost steadily up to 1884 when he retired from 
the profession. He is now on the superannuated list, receiving a 
yearly pension of $132. He resides at his old home near Bloom, 
ingdale where he has spent many a happy day in his life, and is 
quite well yet considering his age and the great amount of mental 
work he has performed in his time. Many good wishes for his 
happiness in the evening of his far advanced life.f To him and 
his wife was born a family of six children, viz: 

7507 II THOMAS, JOHN S., was born May 21st, 1852. 
In 1870 he commenced teaching school and has been 
engaged in the profession with marked success ever 
since. He resides about two miles north of the town 

t Since writing the biography of Mr. Thomas he died suddenly, May 8th, 1895. 



536 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

of Waterloo where he is engaged as teaeher in S. S. 
No. 25, Waterloo, and is married to Catherine 
Fischer. They have a family of two children, 
namely: III Ira Cyrus and III Lizzie Caroline. 

7508 II THOMAS, MAGDALENA, was born January 
2nd, 1854. She is married to William Robb, a 
builder. They reside in the city of Toronto. Their 
family consists of three children, namely: III Alex- 
ander, III Emma, and III George A. 

7509 II THOMAS, EZRA S., was born April 18th, 1857. 
He is a carpenter by trade and resides near Bloom- 
ingdale. He is married to Angeline Rudolph. 
They have no family. 

7510 II THOMAS, ELIJAH S., was born October 8th, 
1861. He is married to Lydia Jane Underwood and 
resides near Bloomingdale where he is engaged in 
carpentering. To them are born four children, 
namely: III Warren, III Jezebel, III Bursell, and 
III Harold A. 

7511 II THOMAS, LYDIA, was bom October 15th, 
1865. She is married to Aaron Witmer. They re- 
side in Berlin where he is engaged as a cabinet 
maker. To them is born one child named III Alta 
Violet. 

7515S II THOMAS, JOSIAH S., was born January 8th, 
1868, and died January 13th, 1872. 




TOHMAN. 



The Tohmans were among the early settlers of Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, and according to tradition were natives of 
Saxony, Germany, from which place the old progenitor came 
about the year 1770. It is not known to whom he was married, 
neither what family he had. All we have is the name of one son 
named Samuelf who was born in 1769 and was married, January 
pth, 1804, to Mary Derstein,* sister to Mrs. Jacob Clemens and 
Mrs. Abraham Clemens. She was born October gth, 1771. After 
being married about ten years he disappeared.! In 1825 the 
wife and children moved to Canada with her sisters and settled in 
Waterloo County where she died many years ago. Her children 
are as follows, viz: 

7513 III TOHMAN, ABRAM, the eldest, was born in 
1804. He was married to Mary, eldest daughter of Samuel and 
Rebecca (Eby) Bricker. She was born November 3rd, 1806. 
After their marriage they resided on her father's old homestead 
near Freeport, Ontario, until February 25th, 1846, when they 
moved to Wilmot Township, a little west of New Dundee where 
they resided until his death which occurred December i2th, 
1867. After his death the widow had her home with her soni 
Samuel, who now possesses the old homestead. She died De~ 
cember 27th, 1893. To them was born the following family, viz: 

7514 IV TOMAN, AMOS, was born November llth, 
1827. On September 2nd, 1855, he was married to 
Mary Ann Wells. He is a farmer and resides near 
Harriston, Michigan. Their family consists of six 
children, namely: V Sarah (dead), V Edward, V 
Mary, V Amos, V George and V Bertha (twins). 

+ Mr. William Honsberger informe r ' the writer that he was under the impression that 
Mr. Tohman's name was Samuel and he left or disappeared about the year 1815. 

* Mrs. Elizabeth Clemmer informed me that her name was Mary Derstein. 

t After the family had moved to Canada he returned to Montgomery County where he 
was again married. 



538 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7515 IV TOMAN, REBECCA, was born April llth, 
1829. On March 19th, 1850, she was married to 
Richard Gehl, a farmer. They reside on her grand- 
father's (old Samuel Bricker) old place near Free- 
port, Ontario. To them was born a family of four 
children, namely: V Mary Ann, V Isaac, V Abra- 
ham who died May 7th, 1893, aged 39 years and 7 
days, and V Melvinah. 

7516 IV TOMAN, LEAH, was born April 18th, 1831. 
On November 6th, 1849, she was married to John 
Otto, a farmer. They reside in Wilmot Township, 
near New Dundee. To them is born a family of 
twelve children, namely: V Jonas (dead), V Susan, 
nah, V John, V Mary, V Abram, V Amos, V Emma, 
V Moses, V Elmina, V Owen, V Leah (dead), and V 
Magdalen a, (dead). 

7517 IV TOMAN, SAMUEL, was born March 28th, 

1833. On October 6th, 1857, he was married to Lydia Huns- 
berger. He resides on his father's old homestead near New 
Dundee. They had a family of two daughters, V Elizabeth and 
V Lydia, when she died. After the decease of his wife he was 
married to Elizabeth Hunsberger, a cousin to his first wife. The 
second marriage took place May i4th, 1862. With his second 
tvife he has had fourteen children, namely: V Leah, V Mariah, V 
Aaron, V Moses and V Noah (dead) (twins), V Samuel, V 
William, V Nancy, V Rachel, V Samanda, V Abraham and V 
Mary (twins), V Manasseh, and V Joseph (dead). 

7518 IV TOMAN, ABRAHAM, was born January 29th, 
1835. On October 13th, 1857, he was married to 
Esther Stauffer. They reside near Imlay City, 
Michigan, where they own one of the most beau- 
tiful farms of the county. Their family consisted 
of five children, namely: V Susannah (dead), V 
Rebecca, V Jacob, V Stauffer, and V Levi. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 539 

7519 IV TOMAN, SARAH, was born July 1st, 1837. 
On September 13th, 1858, she was married to Levi 
Fried, a farmer. They reside near Reed City, 
Michigan. Their family consists of eight children, 
namely: V Samuel, V Elamanda, V Susannah, V 
Joseph, V Henry, V Sarah Ann, V Levi, and V 
Mary. 

7520 IV TOMAN, JOSEPH, was born October 12th, 
1840. On October llth, 1864, he was married to 
Caroline Keller. They reside on a farm near Reed 
City, Michigan. Their family consists of eleven 
children, namely: V John, V Rebecca, V Samuel, V 
Joseph, V Amos, V Louisa, V Mary, V Walter, V 
Caroline, V James, and V Jacob. 

7521 IV TOMAN, MARY, was born January 18th, 1844. 
On February 14th, 1865, she was married to Michael 
Miller, a farmer and agent for farming implements. 
They reside near Manheim, Ontario. Their family 
consists of six children, namely: V Fannie, V 
Susannah, V Priscilla, V Julia Ann, V Charles, and 
V Mary Ann. 

7522 IV TOMAN, SUSANNAH, the youngest child of 
Abraham and Mary (Bricker) Toman, was born 
January 14th, 1847. On February 25th, 1868, she 
was married to Daniel Knechtel, a contractor and 
builder. They reside in the town of Berlin and 
have a family of five children, namely: V Albert, V 
Allan, V William, V Jacob, and V Laura. 

7523 III TOHMAN, RACHEL, was married to Charles 
Mohr. They resided near Breslau, thence moved 
to Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where they 
resided quite a number of years. From here they 
moved to Wisconsin where he died in 1845 or 1846. 



540 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

She died in New Hamburg, Ontario. To them were 
born nine children, namely: IV Sarah, IV Polly, IV 
Susannah, IV Lydia, IV Rachel, IV Abram, IV 
John, IV Catharine, and IV Nancy. See Charles 
Mohr's family. 

7524 III TOHMAN, CATHARINE, was married to 
William Reilly. They resided in Dundas, Ontario, 
where she died, leaving two children, a son and a 
daughter. 

7525 III TOHMAN, MARY, was born August 13th 
1810. On October 15th, 1826, she was married to 
David Wismer who was born December 22nd, 1807, 
and died September 8th, 1890. They resided in 
Markham Township, York County. To them was 
born a family of fourteen children, namely: IV 
Nancy, IV Levi, IV Eli, IV Salome, IV Joseph, IV 
Philemon, IV Sarah, IV Lydia, IV Barbara, IV 
Enos, IV Albertina, IV Elijah, IV Catharine, and 
IV Nellie. 

7526 III TOHMAN, HANNAH, was married to Harry 
Smith. They resided in this county until 1855 when 
they moved to one of the Western States where 
they have since died. They had a family but 
names of children were not received. 



7527 1 TOHMAN, WILLIAM,t was born November 
19th, 1825. He was married to Sarah Erb who was 
born December 10th, 1820. They resided in Bridge- 
port. He died in the Toronto asylum, in May, 1879. 
To them was born a family of two children, viz: 

7528 II TOHMAN, LYDIA ANN, was married to John 
Thaler, a farmer. They resided in Bruce County, 

t No relation to old Samuel Tohrr.an and his family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



near Elm wood, where she died about eight years 
ago, leaving a family of several children whose 
names were not received in time for publication. 

7529 II TOHMAN, LEVI, is unmarried and belongs 
to the Regulars of the British army. He was sta- 
tioned at Gibraltar, Malta, St. Helena, and at 
present he is serving in some city in England. 

7530 1 TOHMAN, EMANUEL,t brother to William, 
was born April 19th, 1829. They reside in Grand 
Rapids, Michigan, where he is engaged as a builder. 
About fifty years ago he was married to Anna Erb 
who was born November 6th, 1826. To them is 
born a family of nine children, viz: 

7531 II TOHMAN, CLEASON, is married to a Miss 
Wismer. They reside at New Market, York County, 
where he is farming. 

7532 H TOHMAN, JEREMIAH, died in infancy. 

7533 II TOHMAN, ANGELINE, died in Grand Rapids, 
aged some twenty years. 

7534 II TOHMAN, ALBERT, is married to Nancy 
Stauffer. He resides in Berlin where he is doing a 
well-paying business in horseshoeing, carriage iron- 
ing, and general blacksmithing. His family consists 
of seven children, namely: III Menno, III Nelson, 
III Cemantha, III Annie, III Mabel, III Fremon, 
and III Ethel. 

7535 II TOHMAN, JOSIAH, is a cabinet maker and 
resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is married 
and has a family of two children. 

7536 II TOHMAN, AMANDA, is married to William 

t No relation to old Samuel Tphman and his family. 



542 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

Brocton. They reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 
and have a family of one child. 

7537 II TOHMAN, EMANUEL, is a finisher of furni- 
ture and painter. He resides in Grand Rapids, 
Michigan, and is married and has a family. 

7538 II TOHMAN, EZRA, is married and resides in 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is engaged in 
painting. 

7539 II TOHMAN, IDA, resides in Grand Rapids. She 
is married. 



TYSON. 



Of the many Dutch Non-conformist families coming to America 
during the Colonial times, the Tysons were of the earliest and 
most prominent. We find that one Reynier Tysonf with twelve 
other men and families, a company comprising thirty-three 
persons, came across the sea and settled at Germantown, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1692, if not earlier. This Tyson must have been a 
prominent member among these early settlers as we find his 
signature, together with others, on a certain certificate of com- 
plaint against one by name of Keith, f issued at a general or 
quarterly meeting held ac Philadelphia, in 1692 or 1693, and this 
certificate was taken to London, England, in 1693 by one Samuel 
Jennings who presented it before the annual meeting there. 
Then again we find that in 1703 one by name of Cornelius Tyson 
came from Crefeld, Germany, and settled at Germantown, Penn- 
sylvania. This Tyson died May 9th, 1716, and his body was 
interred in Axe's Graveyard, Germantown, where an intimate 

t From D. K. Cassel's "History of the Mennonites." 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



friend of his, by name of Pastorius, had erected on his grave a 
tombstone. It bears the following inscription in Dutch: 

Obijt Meiy 9. 1716. Died May 9th, 1716. 

Cornelius Tiesen. Cornelius Tyson. 

Salic sin cle doon Blessed are the dead 

Die in den Here sterve W ho die in the Lord, 

Theibric is haer ivron. Numerous is their Crown, 

Tgloriric haer ewe. Glorious is their reward. 

All the Tysons in Pennsylvania and other states and even in 
Canada are descendants of the. two named Tysons, but to give a 
full history of all the descendants of these two parties is impos- 
sible at so late a date. We have the names of five* who were 
probably grandchildren of one of the old pioneers. Their 
names are as fjllows: 

7540 III TYSON, MARY, was born in 1752 and died in 
1803. She was married to Jacob Shoemaker. 

7541 III TYSON, ESTHER, was married to Abraham 
Honsberger (No. 3860). 

7542 III TYSON, CATHARINE, was married to a Mr. 

Pennebecker. 

7543 III TYSON, ISAAC, was the father of the late 
Isaac B. Tyson of Skippack, Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania. 

7544 III TYSON, JOHN, was .born in 1754. He was 
married to Susannah Op-den-Graeff. They resided 
near Skippack, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 
where he was engaged in farming. His family con- 
sisted of five children, viz: 

7545 IV TYSON, WILLIAM, was born August 23rd, 
1782. He was married to Barbara, daughter of 
Henry and Magdalena ( Langenecker) Urrny. She 
was born January 26th, 1789, and died in Bridge- 

* These five were all of one family. 



544 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

port, Ontario, April 18th, 1843. In 1835 they with 
their son, Isaac, and Hannah Hyser, moved to 
Canada and settled in Waterloo County,! Ontario. 
They resided in Bridgeport, Ontario, where he died 
January 7th, 1844. His family consisted of two 
sons, viz: 

7546V TYSON, JOHN U., was bom in Frederick 
Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 
April 19th, 1808. In 1832 he came to Canada and 
made a stay of several months, then returned again. 
In 1833 he came the second time and located tem- 
porarily at Flamboro, Wentworth County, Ontario, 
where he was engaged as clerk in one of Mr. 
Durrand's stores. Several years later he came to 
Waterloo County and resided in Bridgeport where 
he was engaged in the mercantile business. He was 
married to Elizabeth Miller who was born near 
Lewiston, New York, not far from Niagara River, 
July 26th, 1812. He died in Berlin, June 6th, 1869. 
She is still living and has her home with her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Bowman. They had a family of two 
children, viz: 

7547 VI TYSON, ANGELINE LOUISA, is married to 
Israel D. Bowman. They reside in the town of 
Berlin where he is engaged as Town Clerk. See 
Nos. 563 to 567. 

7548 VI TYSON, ALBERT M., the only son, is married 
to Elizabeth Kelley and resides in Wiarton, Ontario, 
where he is engaged as Collector of Customs. His 
family consists of eight children, namely: VII Lily 
Elizabeth who is married to Captain James Craw- 
ford of the Crawford Frigate Company of Wiarton, 
and has a family of three children, namely: VIII 

t See Vol. I, page 59, for particulars. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 545 

Albert Joseph, VIII James Tyson, and VIII Bessie; 
VII William Millar, VII James Jackson, VII John 
Urmy, VII Albert Joseph, VII Susie Louisa, VII 
Angy Florence, and VII Bessie Olive. 

7549 V TYSON, ISAAC U., was born in Frederick 

Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, May 26th, 1813. 
In 1835 he came to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, 
Ontario, where he was engaged in teaching during the winter 
months for several years in succession. His trade was coopering 
and carpentering which he followed until he was well advanced 
in years. On October 2oth, 1839, he was married to Anna 
(Nancy) Clemmer (No. 1968). She was born July 3oth, 1817, 
and died in Kent County, Michigan, September i7th, 1887. To 
him was born one son named VI William Henry who was born 
March 25th, 1856, and died in Kent County, Michigan, October 
ist, 1872. Since the decease of his wife Mr. Tyson disposed of 
his real estate and returned to Berlin, Ontario, where he is having 
his home with Mrs. A. C. Clemmer. 

7550 IV TYSON, JACOB, was bom in Skippack Town- 

ship, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1786 and died in 
1863. He was married to Elizabeth Bergey who died at the 
age of seventy-four years. They resided in Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, where they followed farming. To them was born 
a family of nine children, namely: V Jacob, V Charles, V Mary, 
V Elizabeth, V Abram, V John, V Margaret, V Harriet, and one 
who died in infancy whose name was not received. None of the 
named family settled in Canada save Abram and John whose 
families are as follows: 

7551 V TYSON, ABRAM, was born in Skippack, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, November 4th, 1819. In 1844 
he came to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, 
where he followed the mason trade for several years. After his 
marriage he moved to Berlin where he was engaged in the mer- 
cantile business for a number of years. When old he, in com- 
pany with his sons, was engaged in the butchering business, 



546 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

doing a large trade. On November 5th, 1850, he was married 
to Julia, daughter of Henry and Hannah Headen. She was 
born near Exeter, Devonshire, England, May 22nd, ,1830, and 
died in Berlin, February gth, 1881. He died December lyth, 
1891. To them was born a family of nine children, viz: 

7552 VI TYSON, HARRIET J., was born December 
23rd, 1851. She is married to John J. Piper, a clerk. 
They reside in Buffalo, New York. 

7553 VI TYSON, CHARLES H., was born October 
27th, 1853. He is married to Catharine Heimrich 
and resides in the town of Waterloo where he is en. 
gaged as clerk in a dry goods store. To them is 
born one child named VII Stephanie. 

7554 VI TYSON, CLARA, was born November 2nd, 
1855, and died August 27th, 1857. 

7555 VI TYSON, MAGGIE, was born June 7th, 1858. 
She is married to John M. Scully, an accountant. 
They reside in the town of Waterloo. 

7556 VI TYSON, ABRAM H, was born April 21st, 
1860, and died of typhoid fever, October 23rd, 1879. 

7557 VI TYSON, WALTER H., was born January 14th, 
1862. He is married to Alice M. Bowman. They 
reside at Gretna, Manitoba, where he is engaged as 
an agent. 

7558 VI TYSON, MILTON H., was born February 
22nd, 1864. He is married to Sarah Craine and 
resides in Berlin where he is engaged in the meat 
arid sausage business. His family consists of one 
child named VII Clara. 

7559 VI TYSON, JOHN H., was born May 30th, 1865. 
He is married to Marie Hiller and resides in Berlin 
where he, in partnership with his brother, Milton, 
is engaged in the meat and sausage business. His 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 547 

family consists of one child named VII George 
Walter. 

7560 VI TYSON, LILLIAN M., was born January 4th, 
1868. She is unmarried and has her home with her 
sister, Mrs. Scully. 



7561 V TYSON, JOHN, was born in Skippack, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, October 31st, 1821. 
In 1844 he, in company with his brother came to 
Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, 
where he was married to Isabel Wright of Winter- 
bourne, Waterloo County, Ontario. Some time 
after their marriage they moved to Guelph, Ontario, 
where he was engaged in the butchering busi- 
ness for many years. He died February llth, 
1883, leaving the following family, namely: VI 
Joanna, VI Jacob (dead), VI Arthur, VI John, VI 
Abram, VI Mary, VI Jane, VI Charles (dead), VI 
Isabel (dead), and several others who died in 
infancy. 

f 562 IV TYSON, ABRAHAM, brother to Jacob and 
William, was married to Elizabeth Ziegler. They 
resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 
where he was engaged in farming. His family was 
as follows, namely: V Andrew, V John, V Jacob, V 
Joseph, V Mary, and V Sarah. 

7563 IV TYSON, SUSANNAH, was married to An- 
drew Ziegler, a farmer. They also resided in Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania. To them were born 
the following children, namely: V Abraham, V 
John, V Andrew, and V Polly. 

f 564 IV TYSON, HANNAH, was married to Andrew 



548 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Heyser, a weaver. They resided in Skippack, 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where they 
both died, leaving one daughter named \ Hannah 
who was afterwards married to John Wissler. See 
John Wissler's family. 



UNGER. 



7565 I UNGER, ADAM, son of John Unger, a native 

of Switzerland, was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, about 
the year 1763. When some twenty years of age he, in company 
with others, emigrated to America and settled in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, near Lititz. Here he was married to 
Elizabeth Koehner. They had a family of six children, two sons 
and four daughters, all born in Warwick Township. In 1812 he, 
in company with his wife and family, moved to Canada and 
arrived at Preston, Waterloo County, May 3ist. For a short 
time they resided in one of the small log houses on the left side 
of the road leading from Preston to Blair, about a quarter mile 
from Cress's Hotel. From here he moved on north-west quarter 
of lot No. 54, German Company's Tract, near Centreville, part 
of this farm is now owned by David Thaler. After residing here 
for some years he sold this property and moved near Preston 
where he died. 

7566 II UNGER, ADAM, son of Adam and Elizabeth 

(Koehner) Unger, was born in Warwick Township, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, February 6th, 1801, came to Canada when 
eleven years of age and was raised in Waterloo Township. On 
October 3ist, 1824, he was married to Margaret, daughter of 
Benjamin and Elizabeth (Detweiler) HaUman. She was born in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, August 3ist, 1805, and. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 549 

came to Canada with her parents in 1824. In February, 1825, 
they moved to North Dumfries Township, on let No. 32, one 
mile east of Roseville. Here they resided until their death. He 
died August xyth, 1889, and she died March i8th, 1884. They 
had a family of seven children, viz: 

7567 III UNGER, JOHN, was born in North Dumfries 
Township, September 10th, 1825. He is married to 
Polly, daughter of Wendel Bowman of Blair. At 
present they reside in the town of Waterloo where 
he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of 
eight children, viz: 

7568 IV UNGER, MARANDA, the eldest in family, is 
married to Charles Miller, B. A. They reside in 
Detroit, Michigan, where he is practising at law. 

7569 IV UNGER, JULIA ANN, the second daughter, 
is married to Aaron Erb. They reside in the town 
of Berlin where he is engaged in business. 

7570 IV UNGER, LENA, the third daughter, is unmar- 
ried and resides at home with her parents. 

7571 IV UNGER, IRVINE, resides in Detroit, Mich- 
igan, where he is engaged in a bank as ledger- 
keeper. 

7572 IV UNGER, HANNAH, is married to Abram O. 
Boehmer. They reside in the town of Berlin. 

7573 IV UNGER, SUSIE, is married to Adam Klippert, 
Jr. They reside in the city of Toronto. 

7574 IV UNGER, MAGGIE, the youngest daughter in 
family, is married to Albert Fish. They reside in 
Linwood, Waterloo County, Ontario. 

7575 IV UNGER, AUSTIN, the second and youngest 
son of John and Polly (Bowman) Unger, is at 
present engaged in one of the banks -in the city of 
Detroit, Michigan. 



550 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7576 III UNGER, BENJAMIN, was born October 3rd, 
1826. He resides in the town of Gait where he is 
engaged in business. He was married but name of 
wife and children were not received. 

7577 III UNGER, JOSEPH, was married to Geraldina 
Brohman. They resided in the city of Toronto 
where he died in 1861. Their family consisted of 
two children, namely: IV Nelson and IV Maggie. 

7578 III UNGER, CATHERINE, is married to Wendel 
Clemens, a farmer. They reside at Greenwood, 
Michigan. They have a numerous family. See 
Wendel Clemens' family. 

7579 III UNGER, ELIZABETH, is married to Martin 
Grimm. They reside in Milverton, Perth County. 
Their family consists of five children, namely: IV 
Moses, IV Henry, IV Benjamin, IV Oscar, and IV 
Maggie. 

7580 III UNGER, MOSES, resides in Hespeler where 
he is engaged in the wood and coal business. He 
is married to Magdalena Histand. Their family 
consists of twelve children, viz: 

7581 IV UNGER, JOHN H., the eldest in the family, 
resides in Plum Coulee, Manitoba, where he is en- 
gaged in buying grain. He is unmarried. 

7582 IV UNGER, ELLEN, is married to Menno Rickert. 
They reside at Manheim where he is engaged in 
farming. 

7583 IV UNGER, MAGGIE, is married to Aaron W. 
Hilboru, teacher. They reside at Bloomingdale 
where he is principal of the public school. 

7584 IV UNGER, HANNAH, is married to Jarsob B. 
Rickert, a builder. They reside in Kenmore, New 
York. 






BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 551 

7585 IV UNGER, BELLA, is residing in Kenmore, New 
York. She is unmarried. 

IV Clara, IV Melissa, IV Magdalena, IV Joseph 
Adam, IV Emma, IV Verdie, and IV Edna, the 
seven younger of Mr. M. Unger's family, reside with 
their parents in Hespeler. 

7586 III UNGER, HANNAH, is married to Jacob 
Bricker, a farmer. They reside near Fordwich, 
Howick Township, Huron County, and have a 
family of ten children, namely: IV John, IV Nelson, 
IV Emerilla, IV Melissa, IV Iran, IV Maggie, IV 
Franklin, IV Adam, IV Ethelinda, and IV Shelly. 

7587 II UNGER, GEORGE, second son of Adam and 
Elizabeth (Koehner) linger, was born in Warwick 
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1802, 
and came to Canada with his parents in 1812. He 
was married to Catherine Kraft. After their mar- 
riage they moved to Strasburg, Waterloo County, 
where they resided for many years. When old they 
moved to Normanby Township, Grey County, near 
Neustadt, where they died. He died August 18th, 
1880. They had a family of eight children, viz: 

7588 III UNGER, CHRISTIAN, the eldest, resides in 
Indiana since 1864. He is married to Magdalena 
Stauffer. No report of their family. 

7589 III UNGER, GEORGE, was married to Elizabeth 
Weis. They resided near Williamsburg, Waterloo 
Township, where he was engaged in farming. They 
are both dead. Their family consisted of four chil- 
dren, viz: 

7590 IV UNGER, EMANUEL, is a pedlar and dealer 



552 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

in medicines. He resides in Berlin and is married 
to Sophia Pross. His family consists of four chil- 
dren, namely: V Cassie Stella Elsie, V Mabel Mayi 
V Leavie Lillie, and V Luella Doretha. 

7591 IV UNGER, CATHERINE, was married to John 
Martz. They resided in Gait where she died, leav- 
ing a family, namely: V Catherine, V Laura, V 
John (dead), and V Evia. 

7592 IV UNGER, ALEXANDER, died in infancy. 

7593 IV UNGER, JOSEPH, the youngest, resides in 
Gait where he is engaged in the tonsorial business- 
He is not married. 

7594 III UNGER, HENRY, was a blacksmith by trade 
and resided at Port Rowan, Elgin County, Ontario, 
where he died. He was married to Susannah Price 
and had two children named IV Louis and IV 
George. 

7595 III UNGER, ABSALOM, a farmer, resides near 
Neustadt, Grey County, Ontario. He is married to 
Elizabeth Shaus and has a family of thirteen chil- 
dren, namely: IV Catherine, IV Lucinda (dead), IV 
Lydia, IV Magdalena (dead), IV Susan, IV Enoch, 
IV John, IV Noah, IV George, IV Henry, IV 
Absalom, IV Veronica, and IV Elizabeth. 

7596 III UNGER, MENNO, died in infancy. 

7597 III UNGER, LEAH, was married to Joseph Bow- 
man, a farmer. They resided at Manheim where 
she died, leaving six children, namely: IV Hannah, 
IV Susannah, IV Lydia, IV Benjamin, IV Noah, 
and IV Mary. 

7598 III UNGER, CATHERINE, was married to Val- 
entine Gildner, a blacksmith. They resided in 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 553 

Berlin where she died, leaving six children, namely: 
IV Henry, IV David, IV John, IV Mary Ann, IV 
Allan, and IV Menno. 

7599 III UNGER, HANNAH, was married to Valentine 
Gildner, a blacksmith, and a cousin to Catharine's 
husband. They resided in Wellesley Village, where 
she died. To them were born six children, namely: 
IV Magdalena, IV John, IV Catherine, IV Jacob, 
IV William, and IV Lydia. 

7600 III UNGER, MAGDALENA, is married to Jonas 
Wagner, a shoemaker. They reside at Floradale, 
Ontario, and have seven children, namely: IV 
George (dead), IV John, IV Henry, IV Mary Ann, 
IV Catharine, IV Susannah, and IV Caroline. 

7601 III UNGER, LYDIA, is married to Daniel Stauf- 
fer, a farmer. They reside at Williamsburg, Wa- 
terloo County, Ontario. To them are born eight 
children, namely: IV Maria, IV Lucinda, IV Susan- 
nah, IV Simon, IV William, IV Daniel, IV Lydia, 
and IV Ervine. 



URMY. 



7602 I URMY, HENRY, was born near Skippack, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, April 1st, 1756, and 
died January 1st, 1893. He was married to Magda- 
lena Langenecker and had a family of ten children, 
viz: 

7603 II URMY, HENRY L, the eldest, was born De- 
cember 3rd, 1780, and died in infancy. 



554 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7604 II URMY, WILLIAM, was born October 8th, 1781, 
and died October 8th, 1781. 

7605 II URMY, JOHN, was born April 10th, 1783, and 
died April 15th, 1840. 

7606 II URMY, MARY, was born August 1st, 1785, and 
died August 29th, 1785. 

7607 II URMY, DAVID, was born November 10th, 1786, 
was accidentally drowned February 25th, 1818. 

7608 II URMY, BARBARA, was born January 26th, 
1789, and died April 18th, 1843. She was married 
to William Tyson who born August 23rd, 1782, and 
died January 7th, 1844. In 1835 they moved to 
Canada and settled in Bridgeport, Ontario, on the 
place now owned by Philip Strieker. Here they 
both died. Their family consisted of two sons, 
namely: III John U., and III Isaac U. See William 
Tyson's family. 

7609 II URMY, HENRY, was born September 21st, 1791, 
and died September 7th, 1795. 

7610 II URMY, JACOB, was born September 22nd, 1793, 
and died June 5th, 1794. 

7611 II URMY, ISAAC, was born December 1st, 1795. 
He came to Canada in 1820 and first resided at 
Dundas where he was engaged at his trade (tan- 
ning). Soon after his brother-in-law had moved to 
Bridgeport, 1 ; Ontario, Mr. Urmy left Dundas and 
wended his way to Bridgeport where he then made 
his home with Mr. Wm. Tyson. For quite a number 
of years he was engaged at sundry works at Bridge- 
port. He strongly urged the erection of a tannery 
on the lot now possessed by Adam Birnstihl, but 
parties not favoring his project, later on assisted 
Mr. Wissler to erect his tannery at Lexington. Mr. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 555 

Urmy was never married and died at the home of 
his sister, Barbara (Mrs. Wm. Tyson), April 30th, 
1841. 

7612 II URMY, SAMUEL, was born December 22nd, 
1800, and died same day. 



WANNER. 



7613 I WANNER, HENRY, the first by this name who 
settled in Waterloo County, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, May 12th, 1749. In 1774 he 
was married to Anna Mosser who was born Feb- 
ruary 8th, 1748. In spring, 1810, they moved to 
Canada and settled in Waterloo County, near 
Hespeler, on the farm now in possession of John W. 
Martin. Here they resided until their death. He 
died February 12th, 1835, and she died May 8th, 
1823. Their family consisted of nine children, all 
born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Their 
names are as follows: 

7614 II WANNER, JOHN M., the eldest of the family, 
was born September 27th, 1775. He was married to 
Elizabeth Wecklin who was born December 7th, 
1777, and died near Hespeler, Ontario, May 22nd, 
1817. In 1810 they came to Canada with his parents 
and settled near Hespeler where he died February 
1st, 1848. Their family consisted of eight children, 
viz: 

7615 III WANNER, JOHN W., was born in Lancaster 



556 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

County, Pennsylvania, March 17th, 1801, and died 
September 28th, 1865. He resided on the farm now 
in possession of James T. Phin. He was first mar- 
ried to Catherine Gingerich and after her decease 
to Catherine Reichart. His family consisted of ten 
children, four of his first marriage and six of the 
second. Names are as follows: 

7616 IV WANNER, ELIZABETH, was married to 
John Bechtel, a farmer. They reside in Dakota. 

7617 IV WANNER, CHRISTIAN, was married to 
Minnie Schroeder. They reside near Yatton, Peel 
Township, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. 

7618 IV WANNER, CATHERINE, was married to 
Daniel Lehman, a farmer. They reside in Mich- 
igan, U. S. 

7619 IV WANNER, VERONICA, was married to Fred- 
erick Stayger, a farmer. They reside in Wilmot 
Township, Waterloo County. 

7620 IV WANNER, LEVI, a farmer, resides near 
Bethel, Wilmot Township. He is married to 
Rachel Holm. 

7621 IV WANNER, SAMUEL, is a farmer and also a 
minister of the Dunkard body. He resides in 
Michigan and is married to Susannah Holm. 

7622 IV WANNER, JOHN, a farmer, is married and 
resides in Indiana, U. S. 

7623 IV WANNER, JOEL, a farmer, resides in Wilmot 
Township. He is married to Lovina Mosser. 

7624 IV WANNER, HANNAH, was married to Chris- 
tian Staubel. They reside in Michigan, U. S. 

7625 IV WANNER, SUSANNAH, the youngest in the 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 557 : 

family, is married to John Reist, a farmer. They 
reside near Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario. 



7626 III WANNER, GEORGE M., a farmer, resided 
in Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario- 
He was first married to Nancy Gofton and after her 
decease to Mollie Holm, and had a family but names 
of only two children were received, namely: IV 
Daniel and IV Nancy. 

7627 III WANNER, HENRY M., a farmer, resided near 
Hespeler. He was married to Anna Fordriey. Both 
are dead. Their family consisted of six children, 
namely: IV Elizabeth, IV Veronica, IV Mary, IV 
Abram, IV Daniel, and IV Hannah. 

7628 III WANNER, VERONICA M., was married to 
Henry Stryker, a farmer. They resided near 
Hespeler where they both died. They had a family 
of three children, namely: IV John, married to 
Caroline Quirmbach, IV Elizabeth, married to 
Henry Zoeger, and a daughter whose name was not 
received who died in infancy. 

7629 III WANNER, EVA M., was born September 24th, 
1809. She was married to Christian Horst. They 
resided in Woolwich Township, east of Elmira, 
where she died April 28th, 1874. To them were 
born thirteen children, of whom seven died in 
infancy and their names were not received. The 
names of the remaining six are IV Polly, IV Isaac, 
IV Lydia, IV Christian, IV Elizabeth, and IV 
Joseph. See Christian Horst's family. 

7630 III WANNER, MARY M., was married to Michael 
Gingerich. They resided on a farm half-way be- 
tween Preston and Hespeler where they died. 



553 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Their old homestead is now in possession of Daniel 
S. Shantz. See Nos. 3089 to 3108. 

7631 III WANNER, ELIZABETH M., the youngest 
daughter of. John W. Wanner, was married to 
Abram Bechtel, a farmer. They resided in North 
Dumfries Township, Waterloo County, and had 
twelve children, namely: IV Mary, married to 
Christian Witmer, both dead; IV Nancy, married 
to George Beclitel and after his decease to John 
Bock, IV Abram, married to Rebecca Bock and 
resided at Port Elgin, Ontario, IV William, married 
to Catherine Bock and resided in Wilmot Town- 
ship, Ontario, IV Jacob, IV John, twin brother to 
Jacob, was married to Elizabeth Wanner; IV Amos* 
IV Noah, IV Magdalena, married to a Mr. Gin- 
gerich, IV Isaac, IV Lydia, and IV David. 

7632 III WANNER, TOBIAS, the youngest son of 
John W. Wanner, was never married. He had his 
home with his sister who resided near Hespeler 
where he died some years ago. 



7633 II WANNER, ANNA M., the eldest daughter of 
Henry Wanner, was born in Lancaster County, 
Penna., November 9th, 1776. She was married 
to Rudolph Detweiler who was born February 14th, 
1771. In 1810 they came to Canada with her 
parents and settled near the Wanner Mennonite 
Meeting House where she died January 2nd, 1814, 
and he died March 18th, 1837. Their family con- 
sisted of eight children. See Nos. 2229 to 2271. 

7634 II WANNER, BARBARA M., born in Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania, in 1778, was married 
to Christian Baumann. They resided in Lancaster 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 559 

County, Pennsylvania, where they died. None of 
their descendants are residing in Canada. 

7635 II WANNER, ELIZABETH M , was born in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, July 25th, 1781. She 
was married to Peter Mosser who was born April 6th, 
1785, and died July 28th, 1872. They resided about 
a mile north east of Hespeler, on a farm adjoining 
that of David Pannebecker. Their family consisted 
of eight children, viz: 

III JACOB was married to Anna Groh and resided 
near Hespeler. 

Ill MARY was married to David Reist and resided 
near Kossuth, Ontario. 

Ill HENRY was married to Mary Reist and resided 
near Elmira, Ontario. 

Ill ELIZABETH was married to Jacob Stauffer 
and resided near Plattsville. 

Ill PETER was first married to Susannah Bear 
and after her decease to Anna Fortney, widow of 
Henry Wanner, and resided north of Hespeler. 

Ill LEAH was married to Daniel Reist and resided 
near Breslau, Ontario. 

Ill NANCY was married to Eli Wildfong and 
resided near Hespeler, on the old "Jacob Mosser 
Farm." 

Ill SALLIE was married to Charles Richter and 
resided near Hespeler. 

7636 II WANNER, MAGDALEN A W., was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1784. She has 
married to Christian Witmer, half brother to David 
and Jacob Witmer. They resided near Preston, on 
the farm now in possession of Isaiah Holm. Their 
family consisted of eight children, viz: 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



Ill CHRISTIAN, a farmer, is married to Nancy 
Bechtel and resides in North Dumfries Township, 
Waterloo County. 

Ill SALLIE was married to Abram Bear and re- 
sides in Huron County, Michigan. 

Ill NANCY was married to John Oberholtzer and 
resided near Hespeler. 

Ill SAMUEL died, single, at Washington, Oxford 
County, Ontario. 

Ill LEAH was married to Reuben Strickler, a 
farmer, and resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford 
County, Ontario. 

Ill ELIZABETH was married to Reuben Strickler 
after her sister Leah's decease. 

Ill DAVID was married to Hannah Shantz and 
resided in Plattsville, Ontario, where she died. 

Ill JOHN died, single, aged about 20 years. 

7687 II WANNER, CHRISTIAN W., was bom in 1786 
and died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where 
he was born, aged about 23 years. He was not 
married. 

7638 II WANNER, HENRY W., was born February 
27th, 1783. When 22 years of age he came to 
Canada and settled in Waterloo County, near 
Hespeler, where he was married to Nancy Clemens 
who was born September 12th, 1795, and died April 
25th, 1815. After her decease he was married to 
Hannah Clemens who was born March 19th, 1798, 
and died January 5th, 1868. They resided on the 
farm now in possession of John W. Martin where 
he died May 7th, 1872. He left no issue. 

7639 II WANNER, TOBIAS W., was born March 16th, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 561 

1790. He was married to Catherine Strycker who 
was born March 10th, 1798, and died May 21st, 1882. 
They resided on the farm now in possession of 
David Paimebecker, near Hespeler, where he died 
June 28th, 1845. Their family consisted of seven 
daughters, viz: 

7640 III WANNER, BARBARA S., was married to 
Louis Beeshy. They resided for some time on his 
father-in-law's farm, thence they moved to Hespeler 
where he was engaged by the late Mr. Hespeler. 
From here he moved to Wilmot Township, and not 
finding things to his desire he went to California, 
leaving his wife and family in charge of her friends. 
Their family consisted of nine children, viz: 

IV HANNAH died, aged about 3 years. 

IV CATHERINE is married to David M. Bru- 
bacher, a farmer. They reside near St. Jacobs. 
See David M. Brubacher's family. 

IV ELIZABETH was married to Rev. Daniel S. 
Brubacher. They reside west of St. Jacobs. See 
Rev. Daniel S. Brubacher's family. 

IV LYDIA is married to Peter Bosiger, a farmer. 
They reside near Pandora P. O., Putnam County, 
Ohio. 

IV BARBARA died young. 

IV MARY ANN was married to Benjamin Bau- 

maim. 

IV JARED was married to Hannah Hembling. 

They resided at Creedmore where he died. 

IV DAVID is married to Magdalena Baumann. 
They reside at Bluffton, Ohio, where he is foreman 
in a wagon and sleigh manufacturing establishment. 



562 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

IV JACOB is married to Clara Thiel. They reside 
at Ridge way, Welland County, Ontario, where he 
is engaged in the grocery business and has a 
jeweller and watch repairing shop in connection. 

7641 III WANNER, HANNAH S., the second daugh- 
ter of Tobias W. Wanner, was married to Abraham 
Wamboldt. After their marriage they resided at 
Holm's Mills, near Hespeler. Thence they moved 
to Blenheim Township, Oxford County. From 
here they moved to Hay Township, Huron County. 
Now they reside at Zurich, Huron County. They 
had a family of twelve children, viz: 

IV TOBIAS was married to Sarah Ann Allison 
and resides near Breslau. He has a large family. 

IV CATHERINE is married to John Neuschwan- 
ger, a shoemaker. They resided in Kansas where 
she died. 

IV MARY is married to Abram Bushard, a farmer. 
They reside in Howick Township, Huron County. 

IV JOHN is married to a Miss Bechtel. They 
reside in Port Elgin, Ontario. 

IV MENNO is married to Caroline Stevens and 
resides in Indiana, U. S., where he is engaged in 
farming. 

IV ABRAHAM is married to Angeline Erb. He 
resides near Berlin where he is engaged in farming. 

IV HANNAH is unmarried and resides with her 
parents. 

IV PAULINA is unmarried and resides with Mrs. 
William Moyer, Berlin. 

IV REV. ISAAC was married to Emma M. Her- 
shey. She died some time ago. Several years ago 



.BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 563 

he was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite 
body. At present he has his home with Mr. 
Absalom C. Snyder, near Breslau. 

IV LEAH, twin sister to Isaac, died in infancy. 

IV JOSEPH is married and resides in Hay Town- 
ship, Huron County, Ontario. 

IV ELIZABETH died in Infancy. 

7642 III WANNER, NANCY S., the third daughter of 
Tobias W. Wanner, was married to David Goudie. 
At present they reside about two miles south of 
Breslau. Their family consists of ten children. See 
Nos. 3315 to 3324. 

7643 III WANNER, CATHERINE S., fourth daughter 
of Tobias W. Wanner, died July 20th, 1861. She 
was married to David Pannebecker, a farmer. They 
resided on the old "Tobias W. Wanner Farm." 
See David Pannebecker's family. 

7644 III WANNER, MARY S., the fifth daughter of 
Tobias W. Wanner, was born November 10th, 1828. 
On May 9th, 1848, she was married to Isaac Groh- 
They reside on a farm a little more than a mile 
south-west of Hespeler. See Nos. 3416 to 3427. 

7645 III WANNER, SUSANNAH S., the sixth daugh- 
ter of Tobias W. Wanner, was married to Val- 
entine Fisher, a farmer. They reside in Col- 
borne Township, Huron County, Ontario, and have 
a family of eleven children, viz: 

IV SARAH was married to Elijah Townsend, a 
farmer. They reside in Hullet Township, Huron 
County, Ontario. 

IV LEAH was married to George Buck, a farmer. 
They resided near Goderich where she died. 



584 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

IV ISAAC is married and resides in Colborne 
Township, Huron County, where he is engaged in 
farming. 

IV SETH is married to a Miss Hunokin and re- 
sides in Colborne Township, Huron County. He is 
a farmer, 

IV LUCINDA was married to Thomas Hunckin, a 
farmer. They resided in Huron County where she 
died. 

IV SUSANNAH was married to Thomas Hunckin, 
husband of her deceased sister. 

IV ABRAM belonged to the Mounted Police of the 
North- West where he died. He was not married. 

IV NANCY is unmarried and resides in the city of 
Guelph. 

IV VALENTINE, a barber and merchant, resides 
in the Canadian North- West. 

IV MATILDA is unmarried and at home with her 
parents. 

IV TOBIAS is single yet and resides with his 
parents. 

7646 III WANNER, LEAH S., the seventli and young- 
est daughter of Tobias W. Wanner, is married to 
David Pannebecker. They reside on her father's 
old place near Hespeler, Ontario. Their family 
consists of seven children. See David Panne- 
beoker's family. 



WEBER. 



7647 I WEBER, HENRY, generally known by his de- 
scendants as " Heiner," a native of Switzerland, was born about 
the year 1690. His father, "Hannes" Weber, was a strict ad- 
herent of the Protestant faith. After the decease of his father, in 
1821, Henry, with his brothers, Christian and John, emigrated to 
America. It is not known where they arrived but in all proba- 
bility at Philadelphia as we find they settled in Earl Township, 
Lancaster County. It is not definitely known where Christian 
and John settled. One report in the hands of the writer states 
that they left many heirs. Of Henry there are numerous de- 
scendants. He was married to Anna Hershi.f They resided 
near Blue Ball. Their family consisted of several children. The 
names of ihree of the sons have been received, namely: II 
Christian, II George, and II Henry. 

7648 II WEBER, CHRISTIAN, was born in Earl Town- 
ship, Lancaster County, December 25th, 1731. On 
September 30th, 1749, he was married to Magdalena 
Rutt who died in 1804. He died February 13th, 
1820. They had a numerous family consisting of 
seventeen children, viz: 

7649 III WEBER, HENRY, was married to Magdalena 
Huber. No heirs in Canada. 

7650 III WEBER, BARBARA, was married to Michael 
Shert. 

7651 III WEBER, CHRISTIAN, was married to Anna 
Long. 

7652 III WEBER, JACOB, was married to Veronica 
Witmer. 

7653 III WEBER, SAMUEL, fifth child of Christian 

t Now spelled Hershey. 



566 BIOGBAPHICAL HISTOKY OF WATEELOO. 

and Magdalena (Rutt) Weber, was born in Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania, in 1758. He was married 
to Sarah Heatwole. They had quite a numerous 
family but names of none of the children have been 
handed to the writer except that of IV Christian. 

7654 IV WEBER, CHRISTIAN, was born about the 
year 1788. He was married to Anna Moyer. They 
resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where 
they both died. Their family consisted of five 
children, namely: V Solomon, V Samuel, V Gideon, 
V Isaac, and V Daniel. Samuel and Gideon never 
came to Canada. 

7655 V WEBER, SOLOMON, was born in Lancaster 

County, Pennsylvania, July loth, 1810. He came to Canada 
when quite a young man (in 1829 or 1830). He was a miller 
and was engaged in different mills before he set out as a minister. 
On April 23rd, 1832, he was married to Catherine Roos. Shortly 
after their marriage he moved to New Hamburg where he was 
engaged in the milling business. Thus we see that he was one of 
the early pioneers of Wilmot Township. In 1839 he experienced 
religion and labored six years as a local preacher. In 1849 he 
entered the itinerant ministry in which he remained in active 
service until old age and partial blindness caused his retirement. 
He was then placed on the superannuated list. During the 
time he was a local preacher he preached 500 sermons, and 
during his active ministry he delivered 5370 sermons. During 
the last ten years of his life he found a pleasant home and loving 
care in the home of his son-in-law, Frederick Guggisberg of 
Walkerton, Ontario. After a short illness he passed quietly and 
peacefully away to mansions beyond, February 8th, 1889. His 
wife died in the year 1880. Their family consisted of eight 
children, viz: 

7656 VI WEBER, CHRISTIAN, the eldest, died in the 
Buffalo (New York) Hospital in July, 1864, from a 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OP WATERLOO. 567 

fatal wound received in the battle before Peters* 
burg, Virginia, during the late civil war. 

7657 VI WEBER, GIDEON, is married to Lizzie 
Schmidt of New Hamburg, Ontario. They reside 
at Riceville, Iowa, where he is engaged in the mer- 
cantile business. To them are born two children, 
namely: VII Gate and another daughter whose 
name was not received. 

7658 VI WEBER, ROOS, was married to Sophia Stoltz 
in fall of 1889. They reside in Erie, Pennsylvania, 
where he is engaged in painting. They have three 
children, namely: VII Gideon, VII Solomon, and a 
daughter whose name was not received. 

7659 VI WEBER, SOLOMON, was bora May 27th, 
1849. In November, 1869, he was married to Judith, 
daughter of Senator Samuel Merner of New Ham. 
burg. She was born December 19th, 1851. Mr. 
Weber is a saddler and book-keeper by trade. At 
present he resides in the town of Waterloo where 
he is engaged with Th<i Waterloo Manufacturing 
Company. His family consists of four children, 
namely: VII Norman E., VII Roland W., VII 
Milton E., and VII Elden S. 

7660 VI WEBER, WILLIAM, a moulder and founder 
resides in New Hamburg, Ontario, where he is en- 
gaged in the foundry. He is not married. 

7661 VI WEBER, ELIZABETH, is married to George 
Reid, a contractor and builder of boats. They re- 
side at Lockport, New York, where he is overseer in 
the shipyards. Their family consists of three chil- 
dren, namely: VII Gideon, VII Solomon, and a 
daughter whose name was not received. 

7662 VI WEBER, MATILDA, is married to Franklin 



568 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Guggisburg, a merchant. They reside in Walker- 
ton, Ontario. To them is born a family of three 
children, namely: VII Clara, VII Rosetta, and VII 
Walter. 

7663 VI WEBER, NANCY, is married to Peter Olheiser. 
They reside in Buffalo, New York, where he is en- 
gaged as clerk in one of the large dry goods estab- 
lishments. To them are born three children, 
namely: VII Nina, VII Katie, and VII William. 

766 V WEAVER, ISAAC MOYER, brother to Rev. 
Solomon Weber, was born November 23rd, 1821, 
came to Canada in 1844 and settled in Waterloo 
County, Ontario. He resided in the towns of 
Berlin and Waterloo for some twenty years. Some 
time during the latter part of the sixties he moved 
west to North Dakota where he died May 6th, 1889. 
He was married to Mary Ann, daughter of the late 
John Hoffman. She died in Berlin, April 6th, 1886, 
aged 55 years. To them was born a family of five 
children, viz: 

7665 VI WEAVER, WILLIAM HENRY, the eldest, 
was born August 19th, 1849. He resides in Hespeler 
where he is engaged as a woollen manufacturer and 
is married to Sarah Ellen Hawthorne. They have 
a family of four children, namely: VII Lister 
Everet, VII Herbert Marshall, VII Myrta Matilda 
and VII Ashford William. 

7666 VI WEAVER, EVANGELINE, was born May 
30th, 1855. She is married to William McCullough, 
a farmer. They reside at Seattle, state of Wash- 
ington. To them was born a family of five children 
but names were not received. 

7667 VI WEAVER, HANNAH MARIAH, was born 
September 4th, 1858. She is married to Charles 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 569 

Ireland, a book-keeper. They reside in Tocoma, 
state of Washington. Their family consists of 
three children, names not received. 

7668 VI WEAVER, CAROLINE AMELIA, was born 
September llth, 1860. She is not married and re- 
sides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she is engaged 
as a book-keeper. 

7669 VI WEAVER, ALPHEUS HOFFMAN, was born 
July 5th, 1863. He is a printer and resides in 
Tocoma, Washington State. He is married but 
name of wife was not received. 



7670 V WEAVER, DANIEL M, was born in Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania, April 6th, 1823. He was 
a brother to Solomon, the minister. In 1844 he 
came to this county and resided, most of the time, 
in the towns of Berlin and Waterloo. He was mar- 
ried to Mary Fry who was born August 12th, 1829, 
and died October 27th, 1867. After her decease he 
was married to Sarah Doeling who died June 5th, 
1889. He has a family of six sons who are still 
living. Their names are as follows: 

7671 VI WEAVER, ALLAN, is a tailor and resides in 
California, U. S. 

7672 VI WEAVER, AMASA, is a shoemaker and re- 
sides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

7678 VI WEAVER, WALTER, is a printer and resides 
in Detroit, Michigan. 

7674 VI WEAVER, TITUS, is in military school at 
London, Ontario. 

7675 VI WEAVER, REUBEN, is a tailor and resides 
in Berlin, Ontario. 



I 
570 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7676 VI WEAVER, FREDERICK, is with his uncle, 
John Doeling, in Wallace, Perth County, Ontario, 
where he is attending school and during the sum- 
mer months assists on the farm. 

7677 III WEBER, PETER, the sixth child of Christian 
and Magdalena (Rutt) Weber, was born in the year 
1760. He was married to Elizabeth Wenger and re- 
sided near the old homestead in Earl Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Their family 
consisted of eleven children, viz: 

7678 IV WEBER, JOHN, the eldest son of Peter and 

Elizabeth (Wenger) Weber, was born March 2oth, 1786, and was 
married, March i8th, 1806, to Catherine, daughter of Benjamin 
Gehman. She was born March nth, 1782, and died June 2nd, 
1864. They resided in Earl Township, Lancaster County, until 
1825 when they moved to Canada. They left their home April 
7th, and arrived at the farm now possessed by Joseph M. Bru- 
bacher, two miles north-east of the town of Waterloo, on the 
26th day of same month. Shortly after their arrival they located 
on a farm in the township of Woolwich, about one mile south of 
Conestogo. The farm is now possessed by Aaron Sheifley. 
Here old John Weber icsided until his death which took place 
January 2ist, 1854. Mr. Weber was a deacon of the Mennonite 
body when he came to Canada. In July, 1833, he was ordained 
at the Martin Mennonite Meeting House as minister of the 
Mennonites by Bishop Benjamin Eby. He was considered a 
good speaker and ranked among the foremost of the ministers of 
his day. Their family consisted of ten children, all born in 
Pennsylvania. The names of three of the children are not given, 
they died when quite young, none being more than five days old. 
Those whose names were given were as follows: 

7679 V WEBER, VERONICA, the eldest daughter of 
John and Catherine (Gehman) Weber, was born 
July 19th, 1808. She was married to John Eby, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 571 

druggist of Berlin, and died December 10th, 1837. 
See John Eby's family. 

7680 V WEBER, JOEL, the eldest son of John and 
Catherine (Gehman) Weber, was born October 4th, 
1809, and died March 23rd, 1834. He was married 
to Magdalena Good and had one daughter, viz: 

7681 VI WEBER, LYDIA, was married to George W. 
Eby, but died a few years ago. Their home was at 
Locke, Indiana. She left one heir, a daughter 
named VII Lydia. 

7682 V WEBER, PETER, the second son of John and 
Catherine Weber, was born December 10th, 1810, 
and died February 12th, 1876. He was married to 
Catherine Bear, sister to old John Bear. They re- 
sided in Iowa, and had quite a large family but 
names of children were not received. 

7683V WEBER, CATHERINE, the second daughter 
of John and Catherine Weber, was born April 28th, 
1812, and died December 2nd, 1890. She was mar- 
ried to Martin Eby, March 3rd, 1832. See Martin 
Eby's family. 

7684 V WEBER, NANCY, the third daughter of John 
and Catherine Weber, was born June 3rd, 1814, and 
died October 2nd, 1889. She was unmarried and 
had her home with John Sitler's where she died. 

7685 V WEBER, LYDIA, the fourth daughter of John 
and Catherine Weber, was born September 8th, 
1816, and died November 14th, 1857. She was mar- 
ried to David Gingerich and resided on Solomon 
Sheifley's farm. See David Gingerich's family. 

7686 V WEBER, JOHN C., the third son of John and 

Catherine Weber, was born in Earl Township, Lancaster County, 



57- BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Pennsylvania, February ijth, 1818, and came to Canada when 
he was seven years of age. He had his home with his parents 
who resided on the farm now possessed by Aaron Sheifley, a little 
south of the village of Conestogo. On January 2ist, 1840, he 
was married to Mary, daughter of Nathan and Veronica (Becntel) 
Clemens. She was born July 23rd, 1823. After their marriage 
they moved on his father's farm for two years. In 1842 they 
moved or. lot No. 50, German Company's Tract, Woolwich 
Township, thence on a farm near Hawksville, and from this 
place to Upper Woolwich where they resided until 1881 when 
they moved to West Montrose where they still reside. He was 
an auctioneer for 21 years, from 1851 to 1872. Their family 
consisted of fourteen children, viz: 

7687 VI WEBER, LYDIA, was born June 6th, 1841. 
She is married to Fred Kumpf. They reside in 
West Montrose, Ontario. He is a cooper by trade. 
Their family consists of four children, namely: VII 
Amelia, VII Mary, VII John, and VII Elizabeth. 

7688 VI WEBER, ELIZABETH, was born November 
6th, 1842. She is married to Benjamin B. Martin. 
They reside on a farm in the township of Peel, 
Wellington County, Ontario. They have had seven 
children, but all died except one. Their names 
were VII Jacob (dead), VII Moses (dead\ VII Elias, 
married to Barbara Brtibacher, and four who died? 
aged only a few hours, names not received. 

7689 \ I WEBER, MOSES, was born July llth, 1844. 

He is married to Catherine Funk. At present they reside in 
Elmwood, Ontario. They have no family. In 1873 he entered 
the ministry of the M.ennonite Brethren in Christ Church. Had 
circumstances placed him in a different sphere where libraries 
and good schools had surrounded him in his younger years, he 
might now rank with our best and most renowned ministers of 
the day. He has attained for himself the merited distinction of 
being considered more than an ordinary theologian. He preaches 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 573 

in the German language only. He has rendered good service 
for his Master. Many a heart-cheering sermon he has preached 
during the last twenty years. He is exceedingly entertaining in 
his ordinary conversations. In his delivery of a sermon no claim 
to oratory is made. It is a great pity that he is not capable of 
preaching in the English language. 

7690 VI WEBER, CATHARINE, was born April 18th, 

1846. She is married to David Martin, a farmer- 
They reside in Wellesley Township, on Peel Town- 
ship-line, and have a large family, namely: VII Leah, 
VII Solomon, VII Aaron, VII Mary, VII Esther, 
VII David, VII John, VII Catherine, VII Lovina, 
VII Josiah, VII Jacob, and VII Elizabeth. 

7691 VI WEBER, VERONICA, was born July 17th, 

1847. She is married to David Geiger, a farmer. 
They reside in the township of Wallace, Perth 
County. They have four children, namely: VII 
Caroline, VII Hannah, VII John, and VII Daniel. 

7692 VI WEBER, NATHAN, was born February 5th, 
1849, and died February 21st, 1864. 

7693 VI WEBER, HANNAH, was born March 9th, 
1851, and died December 29th, 1881. She was mar- 
ried to Joseph Becker, a farmer. They resided in 
Arran Township, Bruce County, Ontario, and had 
a family of three children, viz: VII Matilda, mar- 
ried to a Mr. Eby, VII Aaron, and VII Amos. 

7694 VI WEBER, MARY, was bora May 20th, 1853. 
She is unmarried and resides with her parents. 

7695 VI WEBER, JOEL, was born May 14th, 1855, and 
is married but name of his wife was not received. 
He is a blacksmith by trade. They reside at Remus, 
Michigan, and have no family. 

7696 VI WEBER, AMOS, was born March 21st, 1857. 



574 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

He is a waggon maker by trade and resides in 
Elm wood, Ontario. Some time ago he was married 
to Susannah Meuser. Their family consists of five 
children, namely: VII Alberta, VII Elma, and three 
whose names were not received. 

7697 VI WEBER, NANCY, was born May 24th, 1858. 
She is married to William Rodgers. They reside in 
the town of Gait where he is engaged in the Electro 
shop. They have a family of six children, namely: 
VII Edna, VII Arthur, VII Anson, VII James, VII 
Ella (dead), and VI Hazel. 

7698 VI WEBER, JESSE, was born June 30th, 1860. 
He resides in Henry County, Illinois, where he is 
engaged in farming. He is unmarried. 

7699 VI WEBER, REBECCA, was born December 21st, 
1862, and died February 23rd, 1864. 

7700 VI WEBER, SARAH, was born August 27th, 1864. 
She is married to John A. Scherer, a farmer. They 
reside in Ayr, Michigan, and have four children, 
namely: VII John Wesley, VII Violet, VII Albert, 
and VII James Anton. 

7701 IV WEBER, MARY, was born September 22nd, 
1787, and was married to a Mr. Gehman. 

7702 IV WEBER, MAGDALENA, was bom September 
1st, 1789, and was married to a Mi-. Stauffer. 

7703 IV WEBER, SOLOMON, was born April 10th, 

1791, and was married but name not received. 

7704 IV WEBER, ISAAC, was born September llth, 

1792, and was married to a Miss Wenger. 

7705 IV WEBER, JOEL, was born November 8th, 1794. 
Died unmarried. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 575 

7706 IV WEBER, ANNA, was born January 2nd, 1797. 
Died unmarried. 

7707 IV WEBER, BARBARA, was born October 16th, 
1798, and was married to Abraham Gehardt. 

7708 IV WEBER, PETER, the fifth son of Peter and 

Elizabeth (Wenger) Weber, was born in Earl Township, Lancas- 
ter County, Pennsylvania, June nth, 1801. In 1822 he was 
married to Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Zim- 
merman) Wenger. She was born February iith, 1805. On 
April yth, 1825, they, in company with his brother John and 
family, left Earl Township and moved to Canada, arriving on the 
farm now possessed by Joseph M. Brubacher, two miles north-east 
of the town of Waterloo, on the 26th of the same month. They 
located on the "Peter Musselman Farm'' a little north of Cones- 
togo, in the township of Woolwich. Here they resided until 
their deaths. They had a family of eighteen children. The two 
eldest were born in Pennsylvania. The names of the children 
are as follows: 

7709 V WEBER, ISRAEL, was born September 2nd, 
1823, and died October 15th, 1849. 

7710V WEBER, JONAS, second son of Peter and 
Elizabeth Weber, was born November 8th, 1824. 
He was married to Barbara, daughter of Louis and 
Catherine (Dattzet) Ziegler, in 1848. She was born 
July 18th, 1821. They resided on a farm nearly two 
miles north-west of St. Jacobs where he died Jan- 
uary 16th, 1875. They had a family of seven chil- 
dren, viz: 

7711 VI WEBER, MARIA, was bom July 18th, 1849. 
She is unmarried and has her home with her 
mother who still resides on the old homestead. 

7712 VI WEBER, DANIEL, was born July 24th, 1851. 
He was married to Augusta, daughter of Henry and 
Magdalena (Allemang) Cookman, December 25th, 



576 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1881. They reside with his mother on the old home- 
stead. Their family consists of two sons, namely: 
VII Aaron, born October 7th, 1882, and VII Lean- 
der, born March 10th, 1889. 

7713 VI WEBER, NOAH, was born July 18th, 1853, and 
died January 18th, 1855. 

7714 VI WEBER, CATHERINE, was born March 29th, 
1855, and died September llth, 1860. 

7715 VI WEBER, ELIZABETH, was born February 
25th, 185S. She is a dressmaker and has her place of 
business in St. Jacobs, Ontario. Lately she was 
married to John Dierlamm. 

7716 VI WEBER, LOVINA, was born June 14th, 1860. 
She is unmarried and has her home with her 
mother. 

7717 VI WEBER, LOUISA, the youngest member in 
the family, was born May 15th, 1863, and died Jan- 
uary 24th, 1888. She was unmarried. 

7718V WEBER, ZIMMERMAN, third son of Peter 
and Elizabeth Weber, was born May 3rd, 1826, and 
died June 13th, 1893. He had his home at Henry 
Detweiler's in Stanley Township, Huron County* 
where he died. He was unmarried. 

7719V WEBER, PETER, the fourth son of Peter arid 
Elizabeth Weber, was born December 26th, 1827- 
He was married and resided in Urbana, Ohio, 
where he and his wife died. Their children all 
died young. 

7720 V WEBER, ISAAC, was born at Conestogo, Wa- 

terloo County, Ontario, September igth, 1829. On April i3th, 
1851, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Rev. Henry 
and Mary (Kaufmann) Shuh. She was born at Natchez, near 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 577 

Berlin, Waterloo County, November 29th, 1829, and died July 
ioth, 1893. After their marriage they moved to Conestogo where 
he was engaged in the wagon and carriage building business, and 
also carried on blacksmithing in connection. In 1868 he retired 
from business and moved on a farm in Howick Township, Huron 
County, Ontario, where they resided until their deaths. In 1871 
he was ordained as a minister of the Mennonite body which 
position he held until his death. He was a good man, a kind 
father, and a popular minister. As a rule he generally had the 
satisfaction to preich to well filled houses. His sermons were 
short and pointed. Many a weary pilgrim was encouraged to 
continue his service in the Lord's vineyard, while sinners were 
convinced of their folly of thus continuing their careless lives and 
were persuaded to quit sin and follow Christ. The church lost a 
good worker when he passed away, but let us hope that our loss 
proved to be his eternal gain. He died February 5th, 1892. 
They had a family of eight children, viz: 

7721 VI WEBER, EZRA, was born in Conestogo, April 
1st, 1852. He is married to Catherine Rapp and 
resides in Wallace Township, Perth County, where 
he is engaged in farming. His post office is Growans- 
town. 

7722 VI WEBER, JOHN, was bom in Conestogo, June 
29th, 1854. He is married to Elizabeth Brant and 
resides in Howick Township, Huron County. His 
post office is New Bridge. 

7723 VI WEBER, SIMEON, was born in Conestogo, 
November 13th, 1856, and died November 20th, 1856. 

7724 VI WEBER, MENNO, was born in Conestogo, 
January 6th, 1858. On January 28th, 1879, he was 
married to Sarah Ann Knipe. She was born in 
Pennsylvania and came to Ontario with her parents 
when eight years of age. At present they reside in 
the town of Waterloo where he is engaged as trav- 



578 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

elling agent for The Waterloo Manufacturing Com- 
pany. They have a family of eight children, viz: 

7725 VII WEBER, URIAS, was born in Wallace Town- 
ship, November 28th, 1879. 

7726 VII WEBER, MAGDALENA, was bom in Wal- 
lace Township, July 15th, 1881. 

7727 VII WEBER, ANNIE SOPHIA, was born in 
Wallace Township, May 24th, 1883. 

7728 VII WEBER, CLARA LOVINA, was born in 
Wallace Township, December 27th, 1884. 

7729 VII WEBER, NORMAN, was born in Wallace 
Township, December 12th, 1886. 

7730 VII WEBER, MARY EDNA, was born in Wal- 
lace Township, June 9th, 1888. 

7731 VII WEBER, IRWIN, was born in the town of 
Waterloo, May 1st, 1891. 

7732 VII WEBER, MABEL, was born in the town of 
Waterloo, May 14th, 1893. 

7733 VI WEBER, ELIZABETH, was born in Cones- 
togo, April 26th, 1860. She is unmarried. 

7734 VI WEBER, URIAS, was born in Conestogo, Sep- 
tember 21st, 1862, and died March 3rd, 1864. 

7735 VI WEBER, SARAH, was born November 10th, 
1864. She is unmarried. 

7736 VI WEBER, LOVINA, was born in Wallace 
Township, December 5th, 1868. She is unmarried. 

7737 V WEBER, JOSEPH, the sixth son of Peter and 
Elizabeth (Wenger) Weber, was born November 
10th, 1831. He was married to Mary Cole who died 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 579 

September 6th, 1890. They resided on a farm near 
Winterbourne. Their family consisted of ten 
children, viz: 

7738 VI WEBER, CLARISSA, was born July 23rd, 
1853, and died October 22nd, 1854 

7739 VI WEBER, PHOEBE J., was born February 
12th, 1855. She is married to J. W. Fear, a mer- 
chant. They reside in the town of Waterloo, On- 
tario, and have a family of three children, namely: 
VII Mabel E., VII Maurice L., and VII Weber S. 

7740 VI WEBER, FRANKLIN C., was born December 
10th, 1856. He is married to Maggie Grerrie. They 
reside at Orillia, Ontario, where he is engaged as a 
carriage builder. To them are born four children, 
namely: VII Neal, VII Dora E., VII Hugh, and 
VII Maurice. 

7741 VI WEBER, AGNES A., was born August 24th, 
1859. She is married to D. E. McCreery, a farmer. 
They reside at Diamond Springs, Michigan. Their 
family is as follows, namely: VII Mary L., VII John 
L., and VII Anna O. 

7742 VI WEBER, ELMINA E., was bom March 3rd, 
1861. She is married to William Cooper, a mill, 
wright. They reside in Baden; Ontario, and have 
a family of two children, VII William Gr. and VII 
Mars E. 

7743 VI WEBER, ISABELLA, was born January 19th, 
1863. She resides in Hamilton, Michigan, where 
she is engaged as a dressmaker. 

7744 VI WEBER, HERMAN C., was born June 20th, 
1865. He is unmarried and resides in Chicago, 
Illinois, where he is engaged as a carpenter. 

7745 VI WEBER, ALLAN WILLIAM, was bora Octo- 



580 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

ber 26th, 1868. He is unmarried and resides in 
Chicago where he is engaged as a carpenter. 

7746 VI WEBER, MAURICE E., was born July 7th, 
1871. He is in Berlin, Ontario, where he is engaged 
as a harness maker. He is not married. 

7747 VI WEBER, ZULEMA, was born April 26th, 1875. 
She follows teaching and resides in Hamilton, 
Michigan. 

7748 V WEBER, VERONICA, the eldest daughter of 
Peter and Elizabeth Weber, was born June 7th, 
1833, and died an infant. 

7749 .V WEBER, MARY, the second daughter of Peter 
and Elizabeth Weber, was born October 20th, 1834. 
On October 20th, 1855, she was married to Aaron 
Weber. See Aaron Weber's family. 

7750 V WEBER, ELIZABETH, the third daughter of 
Peter and Elizabeth Weber, was bom February 
3rd, 1836. She died an infant. 

7751 V WEBER, ELI, the seventh son of Peter and 
Elizabeth Weber, was born September 10th, 1837, 
and died at Caledonia, Michigan, in 1882. He was 
married to Eliza Meyer. They had no family. 

7752 V WEBER, MAGDALENA, was born June 14th, 
1839. She died an infant. 

7753 V WEBER, JOHN, was bom June 15th, 1840. He 
died an infant. 

7754 V WEBER, SUSANNAH, was born December 
3rd, 1841. She died young. 

7755 V WEBER, ANNA, was born March 31st, 1843. 
She is married to Dilman, son of Benjamin Snyder. 
They reside in Coriestogo. To them was born no 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOKY OF WATEKLOO. 581 

family but they have adopted children whom they 
raise. 

7756V WEBER, LYDIA, was born June 13th, 1844. 
She died quite young. 

7757 V WEBER, CATHARINE, was bom November 
15th, 1846. On October 28th, 1864, she was married 
to Henry, son of George D. and Nancy Shoemaker. 
They resided in the village of Conestogo where he 
died of typhoid fever, November 24th, 1877. See 
Henry Shoemaker's family. 

7758 V WEBER, LOVINA, the youngest daughter of 
Peter and Elizabeth Weber, was born February 
25th, 1848, and died in 1858. 

7759 V WEBER, HIRAM, the youngest son of Peter 
and Elizabeth Weber, was born at Conestogo, May 
31st, 1850. He is unmarried and has his home with 
his sister, Annie, who is married to Dillman Snyder 
who resides in Conestogo, Ontario. 

7760 IV WEBER, VERONICA, was born March 15th, 
1804, and was married to a Mr. Rife. 

7761 IV WEBER, JACOB, was bora July 22nd, 1808. 
He was never married. 

7762 III WEBER, JOHN, was married to Veronica 
Sensenig. 

7763 III WEBER, ELIZABETH, was married to John 
Huber, grandfather to John Huber of Waterloo. 

7764 III WEBER, MAGDALEN A, was married to a 
Mr. Martin. 

7765 III WEBER, JOSEPH, seventh son of Christian 
and Magdalena (Ruth) Weber, was born in Earl 



582 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He 
was married to Anna Burkholder. They had a 
numerous family but names of children have not 
been handed to the writer. We know that one son 
was named IV David B. 

7766 IV WEBER, DAVID B., was born November 2nd, 
1800, and emigrated to Canada when quite a young 
man while the others of the family remained in 
Pennsylvania. Here he was married to Mary 
Lyons who was born May 19th, 1803, and died July 
10th, 1871. They resided on a farm near Strasburg, 
now in possession of their son, Noah. Their family 
consisted of fifteen children, viz: 

7767 V WEBER, JOSEPH, was born August 9th, 1822. 

and died March 2nd, 1876. He was married to Anna, daughter 
of Henry and Salome (Baumann) Weber, October 22nd, 1845. 
She was born November igth, 1824, and died October i3th, 
1886. They resided on part of lot No. 64, German Company's 
Tract, Waterloo County. The farm is now possessed by John S. 
Brubacher who is married to one of their adopted daughters. 
They had no family of their own but raised four children, namely; 
Susannah Kinzie who was born April 24th, 1847, and was mar- 
ried to Joshua Snyder; Anna Edy who was born March 24th, 
1854, and married to John S. Brubacher; Jane Elbert who was 
born April ist, 1863, and died August 26th, 1863; and Catharine 
Magdalena Murphy who is married to Samuel K. Brubacher. 
On June 26th, 1868, Mr. Weber was ordained as deacon of the 
Mennonite body. He held this position until his death which 
took place March 2nd, 1876. 

7768 V WEBER, ELIZABETH, was born August 23rd, 
1823. On September 5th, 1843, she was married to 
David S. Wismer who was born June 3rd, 1823, and 
died August 2nd, 1884. They had a family of seven 
children. See David S. Wismer's family. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 583 

7769 V WEBER, MARY, was born February 3rd, 1825. 
She is married to Rev. Levi Wildfong who was born 
August llth, 1827. They reside in Tavistock, 
Ontario. See Rev. Levi Wildfong's family. 

7770V WEBER, LYDIA, was born November 21st, 
1826. She was married to Joseph Snyder in 1853. 
He was born June 27th 4 1827. They reside on a 
farm three miles east of Winterbourne. See Joseph 
Snyder's family. 

7771 V WEBER, DAVID, was born January 16th, 1828, 
and died December 28th, 1840. 

7772 V WEBER, MOSES, was born October 31st, 1829. 
He was first married to Veronica, daughter of Jo. 
seph Wildfong of Strasburg, Ontario. She was 
born June 28th, 1835. They resided in the township 
of Woolwich, near Heidelberg, where she died in 
1871. After her decease he was married to Wil- 
helmine Kercher. They now reside in Brown City, 
Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. His 
family is as follows, namely: VI Polly, VI Lydia, 
VI Rebecca, VI Amanda, VI David, VI Joseph, VI 
Elizabeth, VI Mary Ann, VI Hannah, and VI 
Daniel of first wife, and VI Veronica, VI Rosa, VI 
Anna, and a son whose name was not received, of 
second wife. 

7773 V WEBER, SOLOMON, was born at Strasburg, 
Ontario, December 31st, 1831. He resided in the 
township of Woolwich, north of Elmira, on the 
farm lately owned by Henry Groff. He died Octo- 
ber 10th, 1871. He was married to Emma Elizabeth 
Grey. Their family consisted of six children, viz: 

7774 VI WEBER, MENNO G., the eldest son, was born 

March 22nd, 1856. His boyhood days were spent on his father's 
farm. When quite a young man he commenced clerking in a 



584 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

store. On July 281(1, 1882, a partnership was formed with 
Alonzo Erb under the name of Weber & Eib, as dealers in 
general merchandise. Their place of business is in Elmira, one 
of our liveliest and most business-like incorporated villages in 
Canada. Their business still continues and is in a flourishing 
condition. Mr. Weber is unmarried and has his home with his 
sister. 

7775 VI WEBER, MARY, was born September 14th, 
1857. She is married to Jacob Winger, woollen 
manufacturer. They reside in Elmira. Their 
family consists of two children, namely: VII Ray- 
mond and VII Russell. 

7776 VI WEBER, SUSANNAH, was born December 
23rd, 1861. She is married to William Behrens who 
is clerk in Weber & Erb's store. They reside in 
Elmira and have a family of five children, namely: 
VII Betram, VII Edith, VII Norma Bell, VII 
Ralph, and VII Beatrice. 

7777 VI WEBER, EMMA, was born November 30th, 
1864. She is unmarried. 

7778 VI WEBER, ANNA, was born April 6th, 1869. 
She is married to Alvah Devitt. They reside in the 
town of Waterloo where he is engaged in the drug 
business. Their family consists of two children 
named VII Gladys Emma, and VII Edward Blake. 

7779 VI WEBER, EDITH, was born August 20th, 1871. 
She has her home with her mother. 

7780V WEBER, AARON, was born September 20th, 

1833. On October 2oth, 1855, he was married to Mary Weber 
who was born October 2oth, 1834. She is a daughter of Peter 
and Elizabeth (Wenger) Weber. In January, 1856, they moved 
on part of lot No. 102, German Company's Tract, Woolwich 
Township, north-west of Elmira. Here they have resided ever 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 585 

since. He has been one of the councillors for the township of 
Woolwich for a number of years, and has been first deputy reeve 
since January, 1891. They have a family of six children, viz: 

7781 VI WEBER, MATILDA, was bom September 8th, 
1858. On March 29th, 1882, she was married to 
Reuben, son of Henry Snider of Bloomingdale. 
They possess a beautiful farm about a mile east of 
Conestogo where they reside. Their family consists 
of one child named VII Emerson. 

7782 VI WEBER, EPHRAIM, was born July 27th, 1859. 
On March 20th, 1883, lie was married to Leah, 
daughter of David S. Snyder, near Elmira. They 
reside on his father-in-law's farm. Their family 
consists of four children, namely: VII Clayton, VII 
Allan, VII Laura, and VII Lucinda. 

7783 VI WEBER, REUBEN, was born April 23rd, 1863. 
On March 23rd, 1886, he was married to Mary Ann, 
daughter of John Bricker near Hawksville, Ontario. 
They reside on a farm in the township of Peel, 
Wellington County, near Grlenallen. They have one 
daughter named VII Clara. 

7784 VI WEBER, JOSIAH, was born October 13th, 
1864. On March 26th, 1889, he was married to Mary 
Ann, daughter of Benjamin Lichty. They reside 
on west end of lot No. 102, German Company's 
Tract, Woolwich Township, being half of his 
father's lot. They have two sons named VII 
Nelson and VII Orton. . 

7785 \ I WEBER, SIDNEY, was born June llth, 1868. 
On March 18th, 1891, he was married to Caroline, 
daughter of Christian Wanner. They reside on 
the old homestead with his parents and have 
had three children, namely: VII Nellie and VII 
Elsie (dead) (twins), and VII Elizabeth. 



588 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7786 VI WEBER, ISRAEL, was born January 18th, 
1873. He is unmarried and is engaged in farming 
with his brother on the old homestead. 

7787V WEBER, NOAH, was born September 24th, 
1835. He was married, April 4th, 1858, to Elizabeth, 
daughter of Tobias and Magdalena (Bechtel) Kolb. 
She was born August 15th, 1834, and died April 
12th, 1835. They resided near Strasburg, Ontario, 
on his father's old homestead where she died. Here 
they raised a family of eight children, viz: 

7788 VI WEBER, MANASSEH, was born January 
1st, 1859. He was married to Lydia Gabel and re- 
sided on a farm, near Trussler's saw mill, where he 
died April 15th, 1893, from an injury received by a 
limb falling on his head while being engaged in the 
bush. He left a family of five children, namely: VI 
Isabella, VII Lovina, VII Noah, VII Gordon, and 
VII Magdalena. 

7789 VI WEBER, HANNAH, was born December 28th, 

1859. She is married to Samuel Brado, a farmer. 
They reside at South River, Muskoka. Their 
family consists of one child named VII Vietta. 

7790 VI WEBER, AMANDA, was born December 20th, 

1860. She is married to Frederick Krampin, a 
farmer. They reside at May City, Iowa. To them 
were born the following children, namely: VII 
Elsie, VII Lfllie, VII Minerva, VII Ermina, VII 
Hannah, VII Vietta, and VII Emma. 

7791 VI WEBER, MENNO, was born April 16th, 1862, 
and died July 22nd, 1864. 

7792 VI WEBER MAGDALENA, was born October 
12th, 1^64. She is married to George Ament, a 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 587 

farmer. They reside at Port Elgin, Ontario, and 
have the following family, namely: VII Herbert 
(dead), VII Allan, VII Noah, VII Edgar, VII Oscar, 
and a son whose name was not received. 

7793 VI WEBER, MARIAH, was born June 28th, 1866. 
She is married to Edward Doepel, a cabinet maker. 
They reside at Wiarton, Ontario. Their family is 
as follows, namely: VII Edgar, VII John, VII Ada 
and VII Violet. 

7794 VI WEBER, EPHRAIM, was born April 15th, 
1868. He is married to Lizzie Bergey and resides on 
his father's farm at Strasburg, Ontario. To them 
were born two children, namely: VII Laomi (dead) 
and VI Oscar (dead). 

7795 VI WEBER, LUCINDA, was born September 
18th, 1871. She is unmarried and resides with her 
father at Strasburg. 

7796 VII WEBER, BERTHA, was born August 15th, 
1878. She is at home with Lucinda, assisting her to 
perform the various duties connected with the 
managing of home to make it comfortable. 

7797 V WEBER, MENNO, was born September 30th, 
1837, and died December 19th, 1840. 

7798V WEBER, SUSANNAH, was bom February 
2nd, 1840. On October 13th, 1861, she was married 
to Alexander Shoemaker a farmer. They reside 
near Berlin, Ontario. See Alexander Shoemaker's 
family. 

7799 V WEBER, CHRISTIAN, was born August 23rd, 
1841, and died September 17th, 1841. 

7800 V WEBER, NANCY, was born November llth, 



588 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

1842. On April 19th, 1864, she was married to E. 
W. B. Snider. See E. W. B. Snyder's family. 

7801 V WEBER, ABRAHAM L., was born November 
22nd, 1844. On March 6th, 1866, he was married to 
Elizabeth Hagey who was born November 17th, 

1843. They reside in Perth County, Ontario, near 
Listowel, where he is engaged in farming. To them 
were born five children, namely: VI Malinda, VI 
Addison, VI William, VI Simon, and VI Zelena. 

7802 V WEBER, AMOS L, twin brother to Abraham, 
was born November 22nd, 1844. On August llth, 
1867, he was married to Magdalena Weber who was 
born February 21st, 1846, and died near Listowel, 
Ontario, September 16th, 1884. After her decease 
he was again married to Margaret Kaufman, widow 
of the late Mr. Bender. Mr. Weber resides in 
Wallace Township, Perth County, near ListoweL 
where he is engaged in farming. To him and his 
first wife were born the following children, namely: 
VI Mary Ann, VI Ida, VI Allan, VI Albert, VI 
Lucinda, VI Menno, and VI Solomon. 

7803 III WEBER, ESTHER, was married to a Mr. 
Mosser. She was a grandmother to Mrs. Henry 
Baumann, Heidelburg. 

7804 III WEBER, MARY, was married to a Mr. Horst. 

7805 III WEBER, GEORGE, was never married. 

7806 III WEBER, ANNIE, was married to Samuel 
Springer. No family. 

7807 III WEBER, MARIA, was never married. 

7808 III WEBER, SUSANNAH, was never married. 

7809 III WEBER, VERONICA, died in infancy. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 589 

7810 III WEBER, SAMUEL, son of George Weber 

who was born in 1723, and grandson of old Hannes Weber, a 
native of Switzerland, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, May 7th, 1769. He resided in Lancaster County, Penn- 
sylvania, where he was engaged in farming. In 1795 ne was 
married to Maria Eby who was born in the same county, Septem- 
ber 1 5th, 1772, and died December 24th, 1849. He died May 
29th, 1850. To them was born a family of several children. 
The names of three sons were IV Moses, IV Samuel, and IV 
Abraham. The descendants of Samuel and Abraham are found 
in Pennsylvania and Western States. 

7811 IV WEBER, MOSES, was born February 8th, 

1797. On August 3rd, 1819, he was married to Anna, daughter 
of Jacob and Maria (Martin) Stauffer. She was born October 
25th, 1799, and died October ist, 1833. After her decease he 
was again married, November i5th, 1836, to Rachel Lindeman 
who was born September 6th, 1815. After his first marriage 
he settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was 
engaged as a farmer until the year 1825 when he sold out and on 
April 25th, same year, he left his native home and moved to 
Canada, arriving at Blair, Ontario, May i5th following, where he 
rented the "Eshleman Farm" for three years, then, in 1828, he 
moved to Woolwich Township, near Heidelburg, on the farm 
now possessed by Christian L. Weber. Here he followed farm- 
ing for four years, then he moved to Preston, Ontario, where he 
resided until 1838 when he moved to Dundas, Ontario, where he 
was proprietor of the "Red Lion" Hotel for a number of years. 
His death took place July 26th, 1854. His family consisted of 
ten children,* of whom the eldest seven were born unto his first 
wife. Names of children are as follows: 

7812 V WEAVER, MARY, was born July 23rd, 1820. 
On March 10th, 1835, she was married to Martin 
Ilges. They resided in Clark County, Ohio, where 
both died, leaving a family of five children, namely: 
VI Moses (dead), VI Sarah, VI Jeremiah, and two 
others whose names were not received. 

* This branch of the family spell their name "Weaver," 



590 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7813 V WEAVER, AMOS, was born February 20th, 

1822. On January 26th, 1844, he was married to Polly Bau. 
mann who was born January yth, 1826, and died March 2ist, 
1873. After her decease he was married to Magdalena Ober- 
holtzer who was born August i2th, 1834, and died April i2th, 
1883. Some time after his second wife's decease he was married 
to Caroline Knipple, a widow. After his first marriage he settled 
near Freeport, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming until 
the decease of his first wife, and with his second wife he lived in 
Bloomingdale on her father's farm. At present he resides in the 
town of Berlin. To him and his first wife was born a family of 
ten children, viz: 

7814 VI WEAVER, ANGELINE, was born April 9th, 
1845. She is married to Charles S. Boehmer, a man- 
ufacturer. They reside in Berlin and have a 
family of four children, namely: VII Alfred, VII 
Nelson, VII Rachel, and VII Harvey. 

7815 VI WEAVER, EMANUEL, was born May 30th, 
1816. He is married to Lydia Sararas and resides 
in Emmet County, Michigan, where he is engaged 
in farming. His family is as follows, namely: VII 
Allan, VII Angeline, VII Edwin, VII Lizzie, VII 
Caroline, VII Lloyd, and a son (dead) whose name 
was not received. 

7816 VI WEAVER, JOHN H., was born September 
25th, 1847, and died September 9th, 1848. 

7817 VI WEAVER, NANCY, was born May 15th, 1849. 
She is married to Ephraim Snyder, a farmer. They 
reside at Pierre, Dakota, and have a family of four 
children, namely: VII Edna, VII Milton, VII 
Emma, and VII Howard. 

7818 VI WEAVER, MOSES, was born December 21st, 
1850. He was married to Mary Snyder who died 
in July, 1895. They resided in Emmet County, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 591 

Michigan, where he was engaged in farming. Their 
children are as follows, namely: VII Roy, VII 
Leonard, VII Amos, VII Varna, and VII Mary 
Susannah. 

7819 VI WEAVER, JACOB B., was born September 
25th, 1852. He is married to Henrietta Cook. They 
reside in Berlin. He is engaged as book-keeper 
with Wegenast & Co., Waterloo. Their family is 
as follows, namely: VII Charles, VII Harvey (dead), 
VII Addie, and VII Ralph. 

7820 VI WEAVER, MARY, was born May 7th, 1854. 
She is married to Titus B. Snyder, a traveller. 
They reside at Petoskey, Michigan. To them are 
born six children, namely: VII Laura (dead), VII 
Leona, VII Elsie, VII Mabel, VII Alton (dead), and 
VII Harvey (dead). 

7821 VI WEAVER, RACHEL, was bora June 4th, 1856. 
She is unmarried and at home with her father. 

7822 VI WEAVER, MARTHA ELIZABETH, was 
born July 13th, 1858. She is unmarried and is at 
home with her father. 

7823 VI WEAVER, EMMA, was born August 14th, 
1865. She is married to Charles Dunke, a mer- 
chant. They reside in Berlin and have a family of 
two children, namely: VII Roy (dead) and VII 
Bessie. 

7824 V WEAVER, LEVI S., was born December 17th, 
1823. On April 24th, 1849, he was married to Roxie 
Cornell. At present they reside in the city of 
Toronto. To them were born six children, namely: 
VI Moses, died December 25th, 1864, VI Samuel, 
died July 3rd, 1888, VI Phoebe, VI Harriet Vestella, 
died August 1st, 1889, VI Martha, and VI Bella. 



592 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7825 V WEAVER, ANNA, was born October 5th, 1825, 
and was married to Isaac Hoch, January 26th, 1844:. 
They resided at Jordan, Lincoln County, Ontario, 
where he died. After the decease of Mr. Hoch, she 
was married to Isaac Moyer. At the time of her 
death she left a family of five children, namely: VI 
Susannah H. and VI Anna H. of her first husband, 
and VI Moses M., VI Angeline M., and VI Sarah 
M. of her second husband. 

7826V WEAVER, SAMUEL S., was born January 
20th, 1828. He was first married to Lydia Bowman 
and after her decease to Esther Detweiler. He 
died in Berlin, March 13th, 1880, leaving a family of 
four children, namely: VI Angus and VI Astor of 
first wife, and VI Ella and VI Findlay of second 
wife. 

7827 V WEAVER, JACOB S., was born May 16th, 1830. 
He was married to Mary Plantz. They resided in 
Berlin where he was the proprietor of the Com- 
mercial Hotel for many years. He died November 
18th, 1882. His family consisted of two children, 
namely: VI Clara, married to Franklin Kurt, and 
VI Jennie who died December 1st, 1887. 

7828V WEAVER, MAGDALENA, was born March 
18th, 1832. She was first married to Alexander 
Moore and resided in Plattsville, Ontario, where he 
died. She now resides in Preston, Ontario, and 
is married to Abraham Detweiler. Her family con- 
sists of two children, namely: VI Sarah and VI 
Helen. No issue of second marriage. 

7829 V WEAVER, SUSANNAH L., was born Decem 
ber 23rd, 1836, and died March 30th, 1840. 

7830 V WEAVER, SARAH L., was born November 
30th, 1838. She is married to William Ervin. They 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 593 

reside in Hamilton, Ontario, and have the following 
family, namely: VI Minnie, VI Jessie (dead), VI 
Rachel, VI Bessie, and VI Hattie. 

7831 V WEAVER, HARRIETT A, was born October 
16th, 1840. She resides in Dundas, Ontario, arid is 
married to Findlay Smith. To them were born four 
children, namely: VI William, VI James, VI George, 
and VI Hattie. 

7832 II WEBER, HENRY, son of Heiner Weber and 

brother to old Christian Weber, was born in Earl Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1728. He was married to a 
Miss Hershey,! sister to Kis brother Christian's wife. They -re- 
sided in Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on the 
old Weber homestead. To them were born several children, 
namely: III Henry, III Daniel, and three daughters whose 
names were not received. We shall here follow the descendants 
of III Henry Weber who was born in 1757 and was married to 
Veronica Hershey.* They resided on the old Weber homestead 
near Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. To them was 
born a family of seven children, namely: IV Benjamin, IV Abra- 
ham, IV David, IV Henry, IV Franklin, IV Daniel, and IV 
John. Of the named family the three sons, David, Franklin, 
and John, never lived in Canada. Their descendants are to be 
found in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, while the remaining 
four sons, namely, Benjamin, Abraham, Henry, and Daniel, 
moved to Canada during the beginning of the present century and 
settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, where their numerous de- 
scendants are to be found. We shall now give their descendants 
in their proper order. 

7833 IV WEBER, BENJAMIN, the eldest son of Henry 

and Veronica (Hershey) Weber, was born near Blue Ball, Earl 
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 2nd, 1786. 
He was married to Veronica Martin, April 28th, 1806. She was 

t It seems the Webers took an extra fancy for the Hershey women. 
* A niece to the two Hersheys married to the two elder Webers. 



594 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

born May 24th, 1784, and died April nth, 1859. In 1817, in 
company with others, they, with their family, left Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, and moved to the wilds of Canada, and 
located on lot No. 8, German Company's Tract, Waterloo 
County, Ontario, where they resided until their deaths. He died 
January 2ist, 1863. To them was born a family of seven chil- 
dren, viz: 

7834 V WEBER, HENRY, the eldest in family, was 
born October 31st, 1807. He had his home with his 
parents one and one-half miles north of the town of 
Waterloo where he died March 10th, 1853. He was 
not married. 

7835 V WEBER, ANNA, eldest daughter of Benjamin 
and Veronica Weber, was born July 30th, 1809. 
She was married to Elias, son of Bishop Benjamin 
Eby. She died October 9th, 1877. See Elias Eby's 
family. 

7836 V WEBER, DAVID, the second son of Benjamin 

and Veronica (Martin) Weber, was born in Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, June 22nd, 1811. When a mere lad he came to 
Canada with his parents, in 1817. He was raised a little to the 
north of the town of Waterloo where his father resided. The 
old home is now in possession of Joseph Weber, a grandson of 
old Benjamin Weber. He was married to Catherine Eby, Feb- 
ruary 3rd, 1833. She was a daughter of Bishop Benjamin Eby 
and was born July 25th, 1815, and died March 3oth, 1867. 
After their marriage they moved on a farm now forming a part of 
the town of Berlin. In 1849 they left this place and moved 
three miles east of Berlin, on the farm (east end of lot No. 120, 
German Company's Tract) now possessed by his sons, Theodore 
and Henry. Here they resided until their deaths. He died Sep- 
tember 1 7th, 1877. His family consisted of eleven children, viz: 

7837 VI WEBER, BISHOP ELIAS, the eldest son of 

David and Catherine (Eby) Weber, was born in Berlin, February 
22nd, 1834. His boyhood days were spent on his father's farm- 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 595 

During the winter months he attended the common public 
schools. On March 2oth, 1855, he was married to Mary Shoe- 
maker. They now reside on the old "Kunniman Farm," one 
mile west of Breslau, on the Berlin Road. They have a family 
of nine children, namely: VII Sarah, died young; VII Simon, 
died young; VII Lovina, married to Jacob Woolner; VII Leah, 
died young; VII Nancy, married to Aaron Schiedel; VII Lydia, 
married to David Reist; VII Amos, married to Rosilla Wambold 
and resides at home with his father; VII Israel, and VII Mary. 
In his younger days he joined the church of his choice, the 
Mennonite, and a few years later he was chosen as a deacon. 
He was afterwards called to the ministry on the Cressman field 
of labor, and finally, upon the death of Bishop Joseph Hagey, 
he was ordained bishop. He is of a genial and sociable disposi- 
tion, but guards himself against frivolity. He is generally well 
received by the people, beloved by all, and it may be said of him 
that he is one of those men who make for themselves many 
friends and few enemies. His talent as a minister compares 
favorably with that of the majority of our day. His education is 
rather limited, but he has studied and made good progress in the 
acquisition of Bible knowledge. His preaching is spiritual and 
at most times powerful and convincing, having great effect on 
the large audience generally present. That he has the confidence 
and high esteem of the whole congregation is evident from the 
fact that he was chosen as one of the candidates for the office of 
bishop. May he be spared for many years to come, and may his 
labors be crowned with glorious success in winning souls for the 
Lord. 

7838 VI WEBER, SUSANNAH, the second child of 
David and Catherine (Eby) Weber, was born April 
19th, 1836, and died August 7th, 1863. She was 
married to John Shun. See John Shuh's family. 

7839 VI WEBER, ANDREW, the third member of 

David Weber's family, was born August 3rd, 1838. The house 
in which he was born was situated on the exact spot where now 
is the Berlin depot of the Grand Trunk Railway. He is married 



596 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

to Veronica, second eldest daughter of J. Y. Shantz of Berlin. 
Soon after their marriage they moved on his father's farm three 
miles east of Berlin where they remained until spring, 1872, 
when he moved on a farm situated halfway between Berlin and 
Bridgeport. Here they resided until fall, 1892, when they moved 
to Berlin. On April loth, 1894, they, in company with other?) 
moved to Didsbury, Alberta, N. W. T., where he has taken up 
land again and is following farming. They have a family of 
eight children, namely: VII Malissa (dead), VII Ellen (dead), 
VII Sabina, VII Epbraim, VII Manasseh, VII Elsie, VII 
Edwin, and VII Ivan. Sabina is with her grandfather, J. Y. 
Shantz, in Berlin; Ephraim is attending the Berlin High School, 
preparing himself for teacher in our High Schools; Elsie is at 
present in Calgary, Alberta; Manasseh is working at the carpen- 
ter trade at Didsbury, Alberta; Edwin is with his uncle, Ephraim 
Shantz, on a farm in the North-West, near Didsbury, Alberta; 
Ivan is home with his parents. 

7840 VI WEBER, MARY, the fourth member of David 
Weber's family, was born November 25th, 1841. 
She is married to Moses Devitt. See Moses Devitt's 
family. 

7841 VI WEBER, PETER E., was born September 21st, 
1843. He is a practical miller, but owing to poor 
health cannot follow it steadily. On June 5th, 1870, 
he was married to Magdalena Clemens. She was 
born May 8th, 1844, and died October 5th, 1874. 
They had no family. He has his home with his 
brothers, Theodore and Henry E., who reside on 
the old Weber homestead. Lately he went into 
partnership with Amos Hilborn and purchased the 
East End Grist Mills of the town of Berlin where 
he is now engaged at his trade. 

7842 VI WEBER, MAGDALENA, the sixth member of 
David and Catherine (Eby) Weber's family, was 
born February 21st, 1816. She died in Wallace 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 597 

Township, Perth County, near Listowel, September 
16th, 1884. She was married to Amos Weaver. See 
Amos Weaver's family. 

7843 VI WEBER, VERONICA, the seventh child, was 
born in Berlin, April 21st, 1848. She is married to 
Jacob Kinzie. They reside a few miles north-west 
of Mildmay, Bruce County. See Jacob Kinzie's 
family. 

7844 VI WEBER, THEODORE, the eighth member of 
David and Catherine (Eby) Weber's family, was 
born on the farm he now occupies, September 23rdi 
1850. In the beginning of the year 1872 he was 
married to Sarah, daughter of Rev. Jacob Woolner. 
He is a farmer by occupation and resides on the old 
homestead of his parents. Their family consists of 
four children, namely: \II Susannah, VII Simon 
(dead), VII Celina, and VII Hannah. 

7845 VI WEBER, HENRY E., the youngest son of 

David and Catherine (Eby) Weber, was born April 4th, 1853. 
Some years ago he and his brother, Theodore, purchased the 
old homestead from the respective heirs and are now both en- 
gaged in farming. Judging by the appearance of the place, they 
must make a success of farming in spite of the great depression 
in all the various kinds of business, and especially so in the low 
prices paid for all kinds of farm products. He is married to 
Anna, daughter of the late Jacob Zeller. They have a family of 
three children, namely: VII Ada Cecilia, VII Laura May, and 
VII Alpheus. 

7846 VI WEBER, LUCINDA, was born September 6th, 
1855. She is married to Eli C., youngest son of Eli 
C. and Anna (Cressman) Shantz. See Eli C. 
Shantz's family. 

7847 VI WEBER, MATILDA twin sister to Lucinda 

. was born September 6th, 1855. She is married to 



598 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Casper, son of Martin Schmidt, near Erbsville, 
Waterloo County, Ontario. They reside on the old 
"Green Farm" a few miles north of Preston. They 
have a family of five children, namely: VII Harvey, 
VII Milton (dead), VII Isaiah, VII Minerva, and 
VII Leander. 

7848 V WEBER, BENJAMIN, the third son of Benja- 

min and Veronica (Martin) Weber, was born in Earl Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 28th, 1813. He, 
when a mere lad, came to this county with his parents, in 1817, 
and was raised on the farm now possessed by Joseph S. Weber, 
his nephew, two miles north of the town of Waterloo. On 
March ist, 1836, he was marritd to Anna, daughter of Isaac and 
Esther (Bechtel) Shantz. She was born August nth, 1817. 
She has her home with her daughter, Anna (Mrs. N. Detweiler). 
After their marriage they moved on the west end of lot No. 113, 
German Company's Tract, where they resided until his death 
which took place November 3oth, 1870. Their family consisted 
of ten children, viz: 

7849 VI WEBER, VERONICA, the eldest daughter, 
was born October 30th, 1836. On January 6th, 1857, 
she was married to Daniel M. Weber. See Daniel 
M. Weber's family. 

7850 VI WEBER, MENNO S., the eldest son, was born 

June 1 8th, 1838. On March 3rd, 1864, he was married to 
Rachel, daughter of Abraham D. and Veronica (Shantz) Clemens. 
She was born August 2ist, 1842, and died September i8th, 1880. 
After their marriage they moved on the old "Elias Bowman 
Farm" one mile north of Breslau where they both died. He 
died December 28th, 1879. They had a family of two children 
namely: VII Simon who died in infancy, and VII Lydia Ann 
who was married to Simon Schiedel and had a family of two 
children, named VIII Wesley and VIII Myra, when she died, 
June 3rd, 1890. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 599 

7851 VI WEBER, ISAAC S., was born May 12th, 1840. 

On October nth, 1864, he was married to Catherine, daughter 
of Noah C. and Hannah (Baumann) Shantz. She was born 
August i yth, 1845. They reside about a mile south-east of 
Berlin, on the Preston Road where they have a comfortable 
home. They have no family but have raised several children, 
namely: Mary Weber, Louis Kramp, Willie Grant and several 
others. 

7852 VI WEBER, ESTHER, the second daughter of 
Benjamin Weber, was born August 27th, 1842, and 
died April 7th, 1885. She was married to Isaac 
H. Moyer of Rosendale, near Bloomingdale. See 
Isaac H. Moyer's family. 

7853 VI WEBER, BENJAMIN S., was bora June 17th, 

1844, and died January 6th, 1845. 

7854 VI WEBER, AARON S., was born November 21st, 

1845, and died August 20th, 1847. 

7855 VI WEBER, NOAH S., was born September 20th, 
1847. On March 3rd, 1872, he was married to 
Susannah, daughter of John Y. and Susannah 
(Scheirich) Shantz. She was born August 26th, 
1850. He died March 19th, 1880. They had no 
family. 

7856 VI WEBER, SIMON, was born April 28th, 1850, 
and died April 24th, 1863. 

7857 VI WEBER, ANNA S., the youngest daughter of 
Benjamin and Anna (Shantz) Weber, was born 
March 10th, 1853. She is married to Noah B. (No. 
2259), son of Rudolph and Susannah (Bingeman) 
Detweiler. They reside two miles south of Breslau, 
on the Preston Road, and have a family of six chil- 
dren, namely: VII Abbie, VII Mary Ann, VII 
Nancy, VII Allan (dead), VII Isaiah, and VII 
Norman. 



600 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7858 VI WEBER, ABRAHAM S., the youngest son of 
Benjamin and Anna (Shantz) Weber, was born 
November 15th, 1855. He is married to Esther, 
daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Miller) Schiedel. 
They reside on a farm being composed of part of 
lot No. 113, German Company's Tract (part of his 
father's farm). They have a family of four chil- 
dren, namely: VII Allan, VII Isaac, VII Malinda, 
and VII Simon. 

7859 V WEBER, JOHN, the fourth son of Benjamin 
and Veronica (Martin) Weber, was born in Earl 
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March 
23rd, 1814. He was married to Susannah, daughter 
of John and Catherine (Sherk) Brubacher, April 
9th, 1839. She was born June 28th, 1819, and died 
May 21st, 1891. They had a family of one child, viz: 

7860 VI WEBER, VERONICA, was born November 
25th, 1840. On May 14th, 1861, she was married to 
Benjamin, son of David and Magdalena (Martin) 
Horst. He was born September 18th, 1837, and died 
of Typhoid fever, October 26th, 1871. They resided 
on her father's farm near Breslau where she died. 
Their family consisted of two children named VII 
Susannah and VII Mary. See Benjamin Horst's 
family. 

7861V WEBER, MARY, the youngest daughter of 
Benjamin and Veronica (Martin) Weber, was born 
December 10th, 1815. In the year 1840 she was mar- 
ried to Jacob Brubacher and died April 20th, 1888. 
See Jacob Brubacher's family. . 

7862 V WEBER, JOSEPH, the youngest child of Ben- 

jamin and Veronica (Martin) Weber, was born in Waterloo 
County, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by his son, Joseph 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 601 

S., June nth, 1820. On November i4th, 1843, he was married 
to Veronica, daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Schneider) 
Shantz. She was born March i5th, 1822. Of late years they 
have given up farming and live alone in the house erected by his 
father, old Benjamin Weber. Their family consisted of thirteen 
children, of whom five died young. Their names are as follows: 

7868 VI WEBER, BARBARA, the eldest in the family, 

was born July 2oth, 1844. On August 24th, 1862, she was mar- 
ried to Isaac, son of David and Maria (Shelly) Stauffer. They 
reside in Peel Township, Wellington County, Ontario, near 
Glenallen. They are the owner of two beautiful farms. They 
have a family of eight children, namely: VII Zepheniah, married 
to Selina, daughter of David Koch of Conestogo; VII Ezra, VII 
Lucinda, VII Oliver, VII Lovina, married to Joseph, son of 
David Ernst; VII Ida, VII Ira, and VII Harvey. 

7864 VI WEBER, ENOCH, was born October 2nd, 
1845, and died September llth, 1847. 

7865 VI WEBER, CATHERINE, was born September 
llth, 1847, and died March 23rd, 1863. 

7866 VI WEBER, MARY ANN, was bom April 18th, 
1849, and died July 15th, 1850. 

7867 VI WEBER, MENNO S., was born March 20th, 
1851. On January llth, 1874, he was married to 
Hannah, daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth (Bru- 
bacher) Biugeman. She was born April 9th, 1852. 
They reside on the old "Matthias Haug Farm" two 
miles north of the town of Waterloo. Their family 
consists of two children, namely: VII Ida, born 
October 17th, 1874, and VII Irvine B., born Decem- 
ber 8th, 1878. 

7868 VI WEBER, EZRA, was born February 4th, 1853, 
and died August 17th, 1855. 

7869 VI WEBER, VERONICA, was born January 25th, 
1855. On December 12th, 1875, she was married to 



602 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Isaac, son of Andrew and Mary (Baumaim) Groff. 
They reside on a farm near Elmira. Their family 
consists of seven children, namely: VII Addison, 
VII Ervine, VII Angus, VII Ida, VII Clayton, VII 
Isaac, and VII Ella. 

7870 VI WEBER, AMOS S., son of Joseph and Veronica 

(Shantz) Weber, was born April loth, 1857. On November ist, 
1 88 1, he was married to Maria, daughter of Abraham and Mary 
(Eby) Groff. She was born March 25th, 1861. They reside on 
the old "O'Lone Farm" at Centreville, three miles south-east of 
Berlin. Their family consists of four children, namely: VII 
Milton, born September 2oth, 1885, VII Emma, born August 
9th, 1888, VII Mary, born February i5th, 1891, and died 
August 22nd, 1893, and VII Clara, born January 26th, 1894. 

7871 VI WEBER, SUSANNAH, was born March 10th, 
1859. On February llth, 1879, she was married to 
Lewis Reesor. They reside at Cedar Grove, York 
County, Ontario. Their family consists of two 
children, namely: VII Milton and VII Ella. 

7872 VI WEBER, JOSEPH S., was born March 4th, 

1 86 1. On March 4th, 1884, he was married to Mary Ann, 
daughter of Henry B. and Lydia (Snyder) Shantz. She was 
born December i2th, 1864. They reside on the old homestead 
taken up by his grandfather, Benjamin Weber, in 1817. Their 
family consists of seven children, namely: VII Allan, born March 
1 2th, 1885, VII Veronica, born May nth, 1886, VII Edwin, 
born July i6th, 1887, and died September i3th, 1888, VII Ben- 
jamin, born December 4th, 1888, and died December 7th, 1888, 
VII Joseph, born January 3oth, 1890, Lydia Ann, born May 
nth, 1891, and VII Hannah, born December iglh, 1892. 

7873 VI WEBER, HANNAH, was born May 27th, 1863. 
On March 6th, 1883, she was married to Menno 
Reesor. They reside at Cedar Grove, York County, 
Ontario. Their family consists of three children, 
namely: VII Ada, VII Fannie, and VII Ina. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 603 

7874 VI WEBER, LUCINDA, was born May 19th, 1865, 
and died August -25th, 1881. 

7875 VI WEBER, NOAH, the youngest son of Joseph 
and Veronica (Shantz) Weber, was born January 
llth, 1868. On September 23rd, 1891, he was mar- 
ried to Catherine, youngest daughter of Henry S. 
and Mary (Musselman) Brubacher. Their farm is 
composed of the north part of the old "Weber 
Farm." The new buildings for this farm are nearly 
opposite the old "Conrad Schmitt's" hotel, two 
miles north of the town of Waterloo. 



7876 IV WEBER, ABRAHAM, the second son of 

Henry Weber, was born October and, 1787. In 1807 he, in 
company with Benjamin Eby and wife, Joseph Schneider, wife 
and family, Peter Erb and wife, David Eby, Samuel Eby, and 
others, came to Canada and arrived at what is now Berlin, 
Waterloo County, on June 2ist. Here Abraham Weber located 
on lot No. 15, German Company's Tract. His buildings were 
located on the west side of King Street, a little to the south of 
the Grand Trunk Railway where now is the beautiful residence 
and lawn of W. H. Bowlby. Soon after his arrival he was mar- 
ried to Elizabeth Baumann who was born October i6th, 1788, 
and died June i2th, 1847. They raised a family of three chil- 
dren, viz: 

7877 V WEBER, ANNA, the eldest child of Abraham 
and Elizabeth (Cressman) Weber, was born in 
Berlin, August 14th, 1811. On February 16th, 1830, 
she was married to John Martin. See John Mar- 
tin's family. 

7878 V WEBER, ISAAC, the eldest son of Abraham 

and Elizabeth (Cressman) Weber, was born January 3<Dth, 1816. 

In 1838 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of David and 

Elizabeth (Bechtel) Eby. She was born January 26th, 1820. 



604 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm now possessed 
by Eli Horst, situated on the line between Woolwich and Water- 
loo Townships, about one-half mile east of the Martin Menno- 
nite Meeting House. Here they resided until their deaths. He 
died October i4th, 1889, and she died June igth, 1889. They 
had a family of seven children, viz: 

7879 VI WEBER, MARIA and MAGDALENA (twins), 
the eldest children of Isaac and Elizabeth (Eby) 
Weber, were born November 10th, 1839. Maria 
died the same day she was born and Magdalena 
died the day following. 

7880 VI WEBER, TOBIAS, the eldest son of Isaac and 
Elizabeth (Eby) Weber, was born June 13th, 1841, 
and died same day. 

7881 VI WEBER, VERONICA, the third daughter of 
Isaac and Elizabeth (Eby) Weber, was born Novem- 
ber 14th, 1842. On April 8th, 1862, she was married 
to Peter Good who was born January 9th, 1834. 
They reside on a farm in Woolwich Township, 
about three miles north of the town of Waterloo. 
They have but one child, a daughter named VII 
Hannah. She was born December 21st, 1874. 

7882 VI WEBER, DILMAN, the second son of. Isaac 
and Elizabeth (Eby) Weber, was born March 5th, 
1847. He died January 23rd, 1870. He was never 
married. 

7883 VI WEBER, ELIZABETH, the fourth and young- 
est daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Eby) Weber, 
was born August 1st, 1851. On March nth, 173, 
she was married to Eli Horst who was born July 
2nd, 1847. They reside on her father's old home- 
stead. They have four children, namely: VII 
Sarah, VII Enoch, VII Eli W., and VII Elizabeth. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 605 

7884 VI WEBER, ISAAC E., the youngest son of Isaac 
and Elizabeth (Eby) Weber, was born January 3rd, 
1866. On October llth, 1882, he was married to 
Amelia Alles who was born July 8th, 1864. On 
March 4th, 1885, they moved on the farm now pos- 
sessed by Elias Bingeman, two miles east of Bridge- 
port. On November 26th of the same year (1885) 
they purchased the "Owen Oberholtzer Farm" at 
Bloomingdale where' they have since resided. A 
few years ago he also purchased the old "Rudolph 
Detweiler Farm," right across the road from his 
farm. They have a family of four children, viz: 

7885 VII WEBER, ALMED A, born June 9th, 1886. 

7886 VII WEBER, ARTHUR, born November 4th, 1887. 

7887 VII WEBER, LUELLA, born December 25, 1891. 

7888 VII WEBER, SENETTA, born June 29th, 1893. 

7E89 V WEBER, ABRAHAM C., the youngest son of 

Abraham and Elizabeth (Cressman) Weber, was born in Berlin, 
Waterloo County, Ontario, March i4th, 1817. On October 
23rd, 1838, he was married to Judith, youngest daughter of Peter 
and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin. She was born January 2nd, 
1821, and died March i2th. 1884. After their marriage he 
moved on his father's farm, being composed of part of lot No. 
15, German Company's Tract. Here they resided until the 
Grand Trunk Railway was built in 1855, when they sold their 
large farm and purchased that of Benjamin Sliantz and Stafford's 
farms at Freeport. Here they resided until his death which took 
place July 6th, 1874. She resided with her son, Moses, on the 
west side of the Grand River, near Chicopee, where she died. 
He was ordained as minister of the Gospel for the Mennonite 
denomination, December 22nd, 1850, which position he held 
'faithfully until his end. He pK ached regularly and attended 
frequently at funerals. His time was largely occupied in visiting 



606 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

the sick and giving words of consolation to such who were seek- 
ing their spiritual welfare, ard his life was a busy one. So much 
of his time was devoted to his pastoral duties that he was almost 
unable to attend to his private affairs. Although sacrificing 
much of his time in the service of the church of his choice, he 
would not receive any compensation for the time devoted in 
behalf of the church, but looked for his reward beyond the 
present life where the faithful laborers in His vineyard shall be 
spiritually rewarded for all ages of eternity. They had a numerous 
family, being composed of sixteen children, viz: 

7890 VI WEBER PETER, the eldest son of Abraham 

C. and Judith (Martin) Weber, was born October 6th, 1839. 
He is married to Leah, daughter of Rev. George and Salome 
(Becker) Schmitt. She was born October 24th, 1841. They 
reside on a beautiful farm one mile east of Berlin. They have 
a family of two children, one died in infancy and the other son, 
named VII George, is married to Phillis, daughter of Henry 
Cressman. They reside on her father's farm three miles east of 
Berlin and have a family of two children named VII Ervine and 
VII Ida. 

7891 VI WEBER, ISAAC, the second son, was bom 
October 9th, 1841. Ke is married to Susannah, 
daughter of David and Magdalena (Martin) Horst. 
They reside in Lexington, one and one-half miles 
north-west of Bridgeport where he raises small fruit 
and vegetables for the market. They have a beau- 
tiful home. Their family is as follows, namely: VII 
Eli, VII Magdalena, VII Henry, VII Mary, and 
VII Lydia. 

7892 VI WEBER, DANIEL M., third son of Abraham 
C. Weber, was born September llth, 1843. On No- 
vember 14th, 1865, he was married to Elizabeth, 
daughter of George and Veronica (Scheirich) 
Histand. She was born September llth, 1846. 
After their marriage they moved on her father's 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 607 

farm two miles south of Berlin. At present they 
reside on the place formerly owned by Tilman B. 
Snider of German Mills, Ontario. Their family 
consists of four children, viz: 

7893 VII WEBER, JOSIAH, born October 24th, 1866. 

7894 VII WEBER, JOSEPH H., born November 21st, 
1873, and died same day. 

7895 VII WEBER, EPHRAIM H., born June'29th, 1875. 

7896 VII WEBER, GEORGE ABRAHAM, born June 
24th, 1879. 

7897 VI WEBER, ABRAHAM, fourth son of Abraham 
C. Weber, was born October 8th, 1845, and died 
February 13th, 1895. He was married to Susannah, 
daughter of John and Magdalena (Bowman) Cress- 
man. He followed farming and possessed the old 
"Sam Bricker Farm," being composed of part of lot 
No. 117, German Company's Tract, on the west side 
of the Grand River, nearly opposite Chicopee. His 
family consisted of five children, namely: VII Cy- 
rus, VII Lucinda, VII Velina, VII Manasseh, and 
VII Norman who died in infancy. 

7898 VI WEBER, ELIZABETH, the eldest daughter 
of Abraham C. Weber, was born May 15th, 1847. 
She is married to Menno, son of David and Magda- 
lena (Martin) Horst. They reside on a farm in 
Woolwich Township, about three miles east of 
Heidelberg. They had a family of four children, 
namely: VII Abraham, VII David (dead), VII 
Judith, and VII Susannah (dead). 

7899 VI WEBER, MARTIN, the fifth son of Abraham 
C. Weber, was born September 22nd, 1848. He is 
married to Magdalena, daughter of Henry and 



698 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Mary (Musselman) Brabacher. They live on a 
farm being composed of part of lot No. 117, German 
Company's Tract. They have a family of five chil- 
dren, of whom the younger four died in infancy. 
The names of children are VII Mary, VII Simon 
(dead), VII Abram (dead), VII Louis (dead), and 
VII Martin (dead). 

7900 VI WEBER, LEVI, the sixth son of Abraham C. 
Weber, was born March 14th, 1850. He is married to 
Susannah, daughter of Joseph and Leah (linger) 
Baumann. They reside on his brother Daniel's 
farm, known as the old "Histand Place." They 
have a family of ten children, namely: VII Matilda, 
VII Leah, VII Jeremiah, VII Leander (dead), VII 
Malinda, VII Isaiah, VII Addison, VII Susannah, 
VII Malissa, and VII Alvin. 

7901 VI WEBER, ANNA, the second daughter of 
Abraham C. Weber, was born August 20th, 1851. 
She resides in Berlin and is unmarried. 

7902 \ I WEBER, MOSES, the seventh son of Abraham 

C. Weber, was born August 29th, 1853, and died August 27th, 
1890. He was married three times, first to Hettie, daughter of 
Henry and Mary (Musselman) Brubacher. She was born April 
8th, 1854, and died October 3oth, 1875. After her death he was 
married to Rebecca, daughter of Abraham B. and Lydia (Shantz) 
Clemmer. The second marriage was blessed with a family of 
seven children, namely: VII Lydia Ann, VII Abraham, VII 
Elmina, VII Elam (dead), VII Adline, VII Menno (dead), and 
VII Elvin. After the decease of second wife which took place 
April 25th, 1885, he was married to Annie, daughter of Joseph 
and Magdalena (Martin) Kinzie. She was the widow of Jona- 
than B. Snyder. There are no children of first and third 
marriages. Mr. Weber resided on a beautiful farm being com- 
posed of part of lot No. 117, German Company's Tract, where he 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 609 

died of typhoid fever. His widow has her home with Christian 

B. Snyder three miles north of the town of Waterloo. 

7903 VI WEBER, JUDITH, the third daughter of 
Abraham C. Weber, was born July 4th, 1855. She 

was married to Charles Krampien who was born 
October 20th, 1852, and died May 30th, 1892. Their 
family consisted of five children, namely: VII 
Lovina, VII Norman, VII Colinda (dead), VII 
Menno (dead), and VII Mary. The widow resides 
with Jacob B. Shantz, one mile south-east of Berlin. 

7904 VI WEBER, MENNO, the eighth son of Abraham 

C. Weber, was born January 18th, 1857, and died 
January 5th, 1870. 

7905 VI WEBER, DAVID M., the ninth son of Abra- 
ham C. Weber, was born October 25th, 1858. He is 
married to Lizzie, daughter of Peter M. and Eliza- 
beth (Snyder) Musselman. She was born December 
12th, 1862. They reside on her father's farm near 
Conestogo. Their family consists of five children, 
namely: VII Alice, VII Emma, VII Ella, VII Ivan, 
and VII Silva. 

7906 VI WEBER, MARIA, the fourth daughter of 
Abraham C. Weber, was born January 2nd, 1862. 
She is unmarried and has her home with her sister, 
Anna, who resides in Berlin. 

7907 VI WEBER, TILMAN, the tenth son of Abraham 
C. Weber, was born November 2nd, 1863. He was 
married to Magdalena, daughter of Jonathan and 
Mary (Kinzie) Sitler. She was born July 19th, 1864, 
and died August 3rd, 1891. He resides in Bridge- 
port and is driving a team for Mr. Peter Shirk. His 
family consists of four children, namely: VII Amos, 
VII Urias, VII Mary Ann, and VII Abraham (dead). 



610 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7908 VI WEBER, LYDIA, the fifth daughter of Abra- 
ham C. Weber, was born January llth, 1866. She 
is unmarried and keeps house for her brother 
Tilman who resides in Bridgeport. 

7909 VI WEBER, LEAH, sixth and youngest daughter 
of Abraham C. Weber, was born January 23rd, 1867, 
and died February 22nd, 1882. 

7910 IV WEBER, HENRY, the fourth son of Henry 

Weber, was born near Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
February i4th, 1793. In 1816 he, in company with Joseph 
Clemmer and family, Oilman Ziegler and family, Samuel Eby 
and family, and John Brubacher and his mother, came to Canada 
and settled in Waterloo County. He had his home with his 
brother, Abraham, until the following spring when he was mar- 
ried, March nth, 1817, to Salome, daughter of Preacher Joseph 
and Mary (Bear) Baumann. After their marriage they located 
on lot No. 65, German Company's Tract, where they resided 
until their deaths. He was ordained a minister of the Gospel 
and served the church of his choice, the Mennonite, faithfully 
until his death which took place May gth, 1862. His wife was 
born April 8th, 1771, and died September 6th, 1868. They had 
a family of two children, viz: 

7911 V WEBER, SAMUEL, eldest and only son of 

Henry Weber, was born November 26th, 1821. On March 
7th, 1844, he was married to Anna, daughter of Daniel and 
Veronica (Schneider) Martin. She was born August 2nd, 1824. 
After his marriage he took possession of his fathers large farm 
where he resided until his death which took place October i3th, 
1886.* He was an ordained minister of the Mennonite Church. 
He was an eloquent speaker, a man of great influence and a good 
worker among his co-religionists. The church lost a worthy 

* While in the town of Waterloo he met with an accident which caused his death. He 
met with a friend on the street and while engaged in cor.versati on with him a tool of one of 
the party who was engaged in tinning the roof of Mr. Doersam's hotel, slipped over the edge 
of the building and struck him on the head. He was carried into the house unconscious and 
remained in that state until his death next day. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OP WATERLOO. 611 

minister through his death. They had a large family, all of whom 
attained the age of twenty-one years except two who died young. 
The names of his children are as follows: 

7912 VI WEBER, SUSANNAH, was born December 
8th, 1844. On January 30th, 1866, she was married 
to David Horst, a farmer. They reside in Wool- 
wich Township and have a family of five children, 
namely: VII Samuel, VII Anna, VII Leah, VII 
Moses, and VII Susannah. 

7913 VI WEBER, MOSES, was born August 27th, 1847. 
On February 22nd, 1870, he was married to Barbara 
Horst. He resides on north half of lot No. 65 
German Company's Tract, being part of the old 
"Henry (Henner) Weber Farm." This union was 
blessed with four children, namely: VII Barbara 
(dead), VII Daniel (dead), VII Simeon, and VII 
Mary Ann. After the decease of his first wife he 
was married to Lydia Gingerich. The second union 
was blessed with a large family. The names of 
children are VII Anna, VII Israel, VII Sarah, VII 
Lovina, VII Lydia, VII Moses, VII Rebecca, VII 
Elizabeth, VII Leah, VII Magdalena, and VII 
Veronica. 

7914 VI WEBER, JUDITH, was born January 7th, 
1849, and died July 2nd, 1854. 

791 5 VI WEBER, DANIEL, was born October 23rd, 
1851, and died March 20th, 1854. 

7916 VI WEBER, HENRY, was born March 9th, 1853. 
On March 10th, 1874, he was married to Mary Ann 
Martin. He resides on the old "John Wissler Farm'' 
at Lexington. Their family consists of five chil- 
dren, namely: VII Susannah, VII Lydia Ann, VII 
Mary, VII Albert, and VII Josiah (dead). 



612 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

7917 VI WEBER, ANNA, was born August 16th, 1855. 
On December 1st, 1874, she was married to Moses 
Martin and has' a family as follows: VII Samuel 
(dead), VII Mary (dead), VII Simon, VII Ephraim, 
VII Anna, VII Levi, and VII Lydia. 

7918 VI WEBER, VERONICA, was born February 19th, 
1857. She is married to Joseph B. Snyder and 
resides on east end of lot No. 63, German Company's 
Tract. They have the following family, namely: 
VII Simeon, VII Susannah (dead), VII Leah, VII 
Lucinda, VII Lovina, VII Edwin, VII Joseph, and 
VII Anna. 

7919 VI WEBER, SAMUEL, was born January 12th, 
1859. He is married to Susannah Shantz. Their 
family is as follows: VII Malinda, VII Lovina, VII 
Ida, "V II Mary Ann, and VII Angus. 

7920 VI WEBER, LEAH, was born February 19th, 1862. 
She is married to Isaac Gingerich. Their family 
consists of six children, namely: VII Aaron (dead), 
VII Lydia Ann, VII Salome, VII Elam, VII Eli 
and VII Levi (twins). 

7921 VI WEBER, LEVI, was born June 17th, 1863. 
On December 29th, 1885, he was married to Eliza- 
beth Baumann and resides on his father's old home- 
stead. They have a family of four children, namely: 
VII Annie (dead), VII Judith, VII Mary Ann 
(dead), and VH Hannah. 

7922 VI WEBER, LYDIA, was born December llth, 
1866. She is married to Aaron Baumann and has a 
family of two children named VII Amos and VII 
Susannah. 

7923 VI WEBER, ENOCH, the youngest son of Samuel 
Weber, was born March 13th, 1869. He resides on 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 613 

a farm near his father's old homestead. On Jan- 
uary 15th, 1895, he was married to Lydia, daughter 
of Menno and Rebecca (Martin) Gingerich. 



7924V WEBER, ANNA, the only daughter of Henry 
Weber, and sister to Samuel Weber, was born November iQth, 
1824. On October 22nd, 1845, she was married to Joseph 
("Schwam Joe Weber"), son of David B. and Mary (Lyons) 
Weber of Strasburg. He was born August gth, 1822, and died 
March 2nd, 1876. After their marriage they lived with her 
parents for nearly a year. He purchased part of lot No. 64, 
German Company's Tract, where he had a small clearing made 
and a log dwelling erected into which they moved in 1846. Here 
they resided until their deaths. He was a deacon of the Menno- 
nite Church for quite a number of years. They had no family of 
their own but they adopted four children, three of whom they 
raised. The first one was Susannah, daughter of old Joseph 
Kinzie. She was married to Joshua Snyder. The second one 
was Anna Edy, born March 24th, 1854. Her father died on 
mid-ocean, in February, 1854, and has found a watery grave. 
Her mother came to Berlin. After being here for a few weeks 
Anna was bom, and when she was two weeks old her mother 
died. Mrs. John Eby of Berlin brought her to Mrs. Joseph 
Weber. She is married to John S. Brubacher and resides on the 
old homestead where she was raised. For further information 
see family of John S. Brubacher. The third child was Jane 
Elbert who was born April ist, 1863, and died August 26th> 
same year. The last one was Catherine Magdalena Murphy. 
She was a daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Kolb) Murphy. 
She is married to Samuel K. Brubacher. They reside on a farm 
about two miles north of Conestogo Village. See Samuel K- 
Brubacher's family. 

7925 IV WEBER, DANIEL, the sixth son of Henry 

Weber, was born near Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 



614 BIOGKAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 

May i4th, 1797. He was married to Anna, daughter of old 
Peter Martin. This marriage took place in spring, 1819. A 
month or so after their marriage they, in company with Peter 
Martin and family and others, came to Canada and arrived at 
Waterloo in May of the same year. Mr. Weber located on the 
farm now possessed by John Lichty about a mile north of the 
town of Waterloo. Here he made some clearings and improve- 
ments, but wishing to locate nearer his brother, Henry, he sold 
out the following spring and purchased lot No. 2, Woolwich 
Township, almost adjoining the lot of his brother. Here he 
resided the remaining days of his life. He died February i3th, 
1864. His wife was born May 26th, 1802, and died March i3th, 
1886. They had a family of four children, viz: 

7926 V WEBER, ANNA, was born October 17th, 1820, 
and died October 24th, 1872. She was married to 
Jonas Wenger and had a family of two children, 
namely: VI Daniel, married to Angeline Hagey, and 
VI Lydia, married to Joseph Cressman. 

7927 V WEBER, PETER, was born February 17th, 
1822, and died same year, aged about 6 months. 

7928 V WEBER, ELIAS, was born December 9th, 1828. 

On March igth, 1850, he was married to Susannah, daughter of 
Jacob and Judith (Baumann) Bncker. She was born October 
22nd, 1826. Soon after their marriage they moved on their farm 
first known as Jacob Erb's place, then (Potter) Samuel Eby 
owned it for a few years. After him Isaac Wenger possessed it 
for some years, then he sold it to Daniel Weber who gave it to 
his son Elias after his marriage. He held it in possession ever 
since. They had a family of three children, viz: 

7929 VI WEBER, AMOS, was born April 17th, 1851. 
On October 7th, 1872, he was married to Hannah 
daughter of Elias Martin. They reside on the old 
"Jacob Bricker Farm" one and one-half miles north- 
west of Waterloo. They have a family of nine 
children, namely: VII Leah, VII Israel, VII Elias, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 615 

VII Susannah, VII Sidney, VII Mary Ann, VII 
Amos and VII Anna (twins), and VII Emanuel. 

7930 VI WEBER, ANNA, was born January 10th, 1855, 
and died January 2nd, 1880. She was married to 
Enos, son of John Martin, and had a family of two 
sons, VII John and VII Josiah who died in infancy. 

7931 VI WEBER, DANIEL B, was born June 9th, 
1863. He was married to Mary Ann, daughter of 
Elias Martin, December 27th, 1887. They reside on 
the old "Weber Homestead" about one mile south 
of Conestogo. Their family consists of two chil- 
dren named VII Leander and VII Elam. 

7932 V WEBER, DANIEL, the youngest son of Daniel 

and Anna (Martin) Weber, was horn on lot No. 2, Woolwich 
Township, January nth, 1836. On January 6th, 1857, he was 
married to Veronica, daughter of Benjamin M. and Anna 
(Shantz) Weber. She was born October 3oth. 1836. Soon after 
their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead about a 
mile south of Conestogo where he was engaged in farming. He 
died November 27th, 1888. They had a family of thirteen 
children, viz: 

7933 VI WEBER, TILLMAN, was born Augusts, 1857. 

7934 VI WEBER, AARON, was born September 29th, 
1860. He is married to Elizabeth Martin. They re. 
side on a farm near Elmira. Their family consists 
of seven children, namely: VII Menno, Vll Han- 
nah, VII Sarah, VII Noah, VII Abraham, VII 
Lydia (dead), and a son, name not received. 

7935 VI WEBER, FRANKLIN, was born June 26th, 
1862, and died of consumption, March 13th, 1894. 
He was married to Anna Baumann and had a 
family of three children, namely: VII Isaiah, VII 



6 16 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Aaron, and VII Mary Ann. They resided nearly a 
mile south of Conestogo. Their farm consisted of 
part of the old "Daniel Weber Homestead. 

7936 VI WEBER, BENJAMIN W., born June 20, 1863. 

7937 VI WEBER, DANIEL W., born March 23rd, 1866. 
7988 VI WEBER, VERONICA, born Sept. 10th, 1867. 

7939 VI WEBER, NOAH, born March 21st, 1869, is mar- 
ried to Mary Ann, daughter of Moses Weber. 
They reside on the old homestead. 

7940 VI WEBER, ELIAS W., born June 12th, 1870, is 
married to Esther Martin. 

7941 VI WEBER, MARY, born October 18th, 1871, died 
same day. 

7942 VI WEBER, NANCY, bom June 22nd, 1873. 

7943 VI WEBER, ESTHER, born March 2nd, 1875, 
died same day. 

7944 VI WEBER, LYDIA, born June 2nd, 1876. 

7945 VI WEBER, MAGDALEN A, born March 18, 1878. 

7946 WEBER, CHRISTIAN, son of Christian and Cath- 
erine (Bruck) Weber, was born in the village of Dietrichhingen^ 
district of Zweibruecken, Rhein Bayren, Germany, March 4th, 
1810. When in his nineteenth year he bid adieu to his father- 
land and emigrated to America. After arriving at New York in 
safety he was obliged to work for some time in order to raise 
sufficient means to defray his expenses across the ocean. In a 
few years he had, by diligent labor, saved so much from his 
earnings that he was enabled to pay the expenses of bringing his 
parents and others of the family to this country. Some time 
during the year 1833 or l8 34 be, together with his parents and 
others, moved to Canada and settled near Wilmot Centre, Wa- 
terloo County, Ontario, where Mr. Weber was married to Elizabeth 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 617 

Schniaus who was born June 29th, 1818, and died June 3rd, 
1886. Here they resided about twenty years, then he disposed 
of his farm and purchased that of Moses Weaver a little east of 
Heidelberg where they resided until their deaths. He died 

March 2 2nd, 1886. Mr. Weber was a man of noble character 

> 

industrious, and economical. Modesty, coolness and deliberation 
were some of his characteristics. His descendants are not so 
much distinguished for being great public men as for the uniform 
private worth of all of them, not intending to convey the idea 
that they are less able or competent to fill public positions than 
others but that a certain feature of character impells them always 
to attend to their own business first. None of them are and 
never have been ambitious for public honor or position except 
such as naturally spring from good private citizenship. Mr. and 
Mrs. Weber were blessed with a family of eight children, viz: 

7947 WEBER, JOHN S., the eldest, was born April 
29th, 1841. He is married to Lydia Allendorf and 
resides nearly two miles east of Elmira where he is 
engaged in farming. His family is as follows, 
namely: Lizzie Ann, Ezra, Lovina, Clara, and Aaron. 

7948 WEBER, DANIEL S., was born July 31st, 1842. 
He is married to Mary Doerbecker. They reside in 
Perth County, Ontario, near Listowel, where he is 
engaged in farming. His family is as follows, 
namely: Elias, Aaron, Hannah, Edward, and 
Ephraim. 

7949 WEBER, CAROLINE S., was born October 24th, 
1843. She is married to Michael Schweitzer, a 
farmer. They reside near Heidelberg, on the old 
"Christian Keller Farm." To them are born four 
children, namely: Daniel, Mary Ann, John, and 
Aaron. 

7950 WEBER, LOUISA S., was born March 13th, 1845. 
She is married to Charles Kreutziger. They reside 



618 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

in the town of Waterloo where he is the proprietor 
of the large planing mills, saw mills and lumber 
yards, also manufacturer of doors, sash, etc. Their 
family consists of eight children, namely: Ezra, 
Matilda, Edward, Emma, Allan, Lizzie, Charles, and 
Louisa. 

7951 WEBER, CHRISTIAN S., was born March 3rd, 

1847. He is married to Margaret Schneider and resides on his 
father's old homestead near Heidelberg where he is engaged in 
farming. In 1889 he was elected as a member of the Woolwich 
Township council which position he held for four years in suc- 
cession. In 1893 he was appointed Second Deputy Reeve which 
position he held for two years, and in January, 1895, he was 
elected First Deputy Reeve. He is a man that is very popular 
among all classes of his acquaintances and has so far proved him- 
self to be an able man to represent the interest of his supporters 
at the council table. His family is as follows, namely: Ada, 
Selinda, Addison, Lillie, and Nellie. 

7952 WEBER, ELIZABETH S., was born November 
10th, 1849, and died May 1st, 1882. She was married 
to Henry Schneider, a farmer. They resided about 
two miles south-east of Heidelberg. She left a 
family of three children, namely: John, Zeborah, 
and William. 

7953 WEBER, LOUIS S., was born March 22nd, 1853. 
He is married to Emma Knechtel. They reside on 
east half of his father's old homestead near Heidel- 
berg where he is engaged in farming. To them are 
born seven children, namely: Ida, Sylva, Ira, Eben, 
Anna, Louis, and Roy. 

7954 WEBER, MARY ANN, was born June 21st, 1857. 
She was married to Edward K. Hardy, a harness- 
maker, and resides in Heidelberg and has a family 
of three children, namely: Horace, Herbert, and 
Charles. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 619 

7955 WEBER, JACOB, son of Christian and Catherine 

(Bruck) Weber, was horn in the village of Dietrichhingen, dis- 
trict of Zweibruecken, Rhein Bayern, Germany, August 24th, 
1816. In 1833 he emigrated to America and settled temporarily 
at Rochester, New York, where he remained one year, thence on 
the strength of report, he, in 1834, left Rochester, New York, and 
moved to Waterloo County, Ontario, and settled in Wilmot 
Township, where he met with many of his co-religionists. Here 
he resided until 1841 when he moved to Elice Township, Perth 
County, about one and one-half miles west of Sebringville, where 
he resided until 1855, then sold out and moved back to Waterloo 
County and settled near St Jacobs, on the farm now occupied by 
Christian Sheifley. In 1860 he purchased the old "Yost Farm," 
adjoining that of his on the east. In 1867 he moved a little to 
the west of St. Jacobs, on the farm formerly possessed by Valen- 
tine Ratz and now by Daniel Good. In 1873 he again left this 
place and moved one mile north of St. Jacobs, on the farm now 
possessed by his youngest son, Menno L. In 1887 he moved 
to St. Jacobs where he purchased a property opposite that of Dr. 
Robertson's place. Here he lives retired and intends to spend 
the evening of his life in peace and comfort. On January ist, 
1841, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Mag- 
dalena (Schowalter) Lehman. She was born in Canton Seltz, 
Alsace, France, now Germany, June loth, 1817, catne to America 
in 1837, and died at St. Jacobs, Ontario, May 2nd, 1892. To 
them was born a family of eleven children, viz: 

7956 WEBER, JACOB L., was born August 31st, 1841. 
He is married to Catherine Jacobs and resides in 
Idaho, U. S., where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family consists of seven children. 

7957 WEBER, ELIZABETH L., was born December 
1st, 1842. She is married to Joseph Fisher, a farmer. 
They reside in Colborne Township, Huron County, 
Ontario. They have a family of seven children. 

7958 WEBER, JOHN L., was bom June 12th, 1844. He 



620 ' BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF 

Phristiana Kesselring and resides on 
rhHw^tS aboat a mile east of St. Jacob, 
His family consists of eight children. 



No. 3158. 

7960 WEBER, CHRISTIAN L., was born September 
10th 1847 He was first married to Anna Reitzel 
who died April 24th, 1877, and after her decease to 
Mary Miehm. They reside in Berlin where he is 
engaged in one of the large factories. His family 
consists of eight children, three of whom were bom 
unto his first wife. . 

7961 WEBER, DANIEL L., was born April 1st, 1849. 
He was married to Sallie Hagey (No. 3842) who died 
March 27th, 1895, and resides at Chicopee where he 
is engaged in manufacturing woollen goods. To 
them were born ten children. 

7962 WEBER, JOSEPH L., was born February 14th, 
1851. He was married to&Maggie Stevens and 
resided in Marion County, Kansas, where he died 
December 29th, 1880, leaving a_family"lof two 
daughters. 

7963 WEBER, MARIA L., was born March 29th, 1853. 
She is married to Jacob Shelly, a miller. They re- 
side in Conestogo, Ontario, and have a family of 
eight children. 

7964 WEBER, LOUIS L., was born February 27th, 1855. 
He is married to Emma Buist. . , They reside in 
Nottawa, Ontario, where he is engaged in the 
woollen mills. Their family consists of three 
children. 



BIOGEAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATEKLOO. 621 

7965 WEBER, SAMUEL L., was born November 26th, 
1856. He is married to Mary George and resides 
about one mile north of St. Jacobs where he is en- 
gaged in farming. He has no family. 

7966 WEBER, MENNO L., was born March 29th, 1860. 
He was first married to Maggie Doerbecker and 
after her decease to Christina Doerbecker. He 
resides a little north of St. Jacobs where he is en- 
gaged in farming. His family consists of four chil- 
dren, namely: Maggie of first wife, and Bella, May, 
and Lydia of second wife. 



WINGER. 

(Spelled "Wenger" by some members of family.) 

The Wingers were among the early and respectable settlers of 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They came to America from 
Switzerland as early as 1748 and settled in Lancaster County. 
They were an enterprising, industrious, and honorable people. 
Their descendants are now to be found in almost every state of 
the United States and quite a number have settled in Canada. 
The old progenitor that came from Switzerland was "Hans" 
(John) Winger. His family consisted of seven sons who were 
all born in Switzerland. The Wingers in Waterloo County are 
descendants of this old "Hans." Some are the children of old 
IV Joseph Wenger, a great-grandson of old "Hans," while others 
are descendants of old III John Winger who was a grandsor of 
old I Hans Winger, and son of II Adam Winger. We shall first 
give the descendants of old Joseph Wenger. 

7967 IV WENGER, JOSEPH, was born and resided in 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he died. He was mar 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OY WATERLOO. 



ried to Elizabeth Zimmerman who was born November 2ist, 
1778, and died March 2 3 rd, 1840. After his decease, which 
took place in Pennsylvania in 1824, the widow with her family 
moved to Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, in 1825, and 
resided in the town of Waterloo, in old Abraham Erb's house for 
eighteen months, then she moved two and one-half miles north 
ofthe town of Waterloo, on the place known as "Freunds" (now 
Eli Martins), opposite the Martin Mennonite Church. Here she 
resided until her death. Her family consisted of nine children, 
viz: 

7968 V WENGER, JOSEPH, died an infant. 

7969 V WENGER, ZIMMERMAN, was born November 
25th, 1807, and died March 25th, 1831. 

7970 V WENGER, CHRISTIAN, was married and re. 
sided in Indiana, U. S. When on a visit to Canada 
in 1859, he, while engaged in conversation with a 
friend on King Street, Berlin, Ontario, dropped 
dead of paralysis. 

7971V WENGER, ISAAC, was born in Lancaster 

County, Pennsylvania, February i8th, 1812. In 1825, when in 
his thirteenth year, he came to Canada with his mother who set- 
tled in Waterloo County, Ontario, where Mr. Wenger was raised. 
On March 26th, 1839, he was married to Mary, daughter of 
Jonathan and Polly (Schneider) Bowman, (See No. 208) who was 
born July i6th, 1818. Some time after his marriage he moved 
to Elmira where he was engaged in the mercantile business for 
some years. Some twenty years ago he sold out his business in 
Elmira and moved to Ayton, Grey County, where he was engaged 
in the mercantile and milling business, doing an extensive 
trade up to the time of his death which took place March 6th, 
1890. Mr. Wenger was an energetic and a thorough man of 
business and was widely known in this and Grey Counties where 
he was held in high esteem by all classes. His business career 
was unblemished, Their family consisted of five sons, viz; 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 623 

7972 VI WENGER, JOSEPH, was born December 22nd, 
1839, and died June 12th, 1842. 

7973 VI WENGER, JONATHAN, was born October 
19th, 1841, and died April 17th, 1843. 

7974 VI WENGER, NOAH, was born October 27th, 
1844. In 1874 he was married to Isabella Phillip. 
They reside in Ayton, Ontario, where he is engaged 
in the lumber and milling business. His family 
consists of six children, viz: 

7975 VII WENGER, ISABELLA, born Feb. llth, 1876. 

7976 VII WENGER, EDGAR ISAAC, born August 
24th, 1878. 

7977 VII WENGER, ELLA BOWMAN, bom Decem- 
ber 26th, 1880. 

7978 VII WENGER, JOHN ALLAN, born March 30th, 

1883. 

7979 VII WENGER, FLORENCE KATE, bora Feb- 
ruary llth, 1886. 

7980 VII WENGER, HARRY ARNOLD, born April 
26th, 1889. 

7981 VI WENGER, AARON, was born August 27th, 
1848. On January 16th, 1879, he was married to 
Janet Phillip. They reside in Ayton, Ontario, 
where lie is following the mercantile business and 
in connection with this he is also engaged in manu- 
facturing choice creamery butter. Mr. Wenger's 
family consists of eight children, viz: 

7982 VII WENGER, ROBERT, born November 7, 1879. 

7983 VII WENGER, MARY BOWMAN, born June 

26th, 1882. 



,;,, BIOGRAPHICAL HIBTOR^OF^ATEKLOO. 

7984 VII WENGER, ISAAC, born October 15th, 1888, 
died August 15th, 1884. 

7985 VII WENGER, FRANKLIN, twin brother 
* Isaac, born October 15th, 1883. 

7986 VII WENGER, ETHEL BELLE, born March 5th, 
1886. 

7987 VII WENGER, AMOS ADDISON, born April 
llth, 1888. 

7988 VII WENGER, ROY MERCER, born July 10th, 
1891. 

7989 VII WENGER, LEE CAMERON, born February 
10th, 1894. 

7990 VI WENGER, AMOS, the youngest son of Isaac 
and Mary (Bowman) Wenger, was born July 17th, 
1851. In 1877 he was married to Elizabeth Nahr- 
gang. They resided in Ayton, Ontario, where he 
died June 27th, 1882, leaving a. family of two chil- 
dren, viz: 

7991 VII WENGER, MARY LOUISA, born in May, 
1877. 

7992 VII WENGER, AMOS, born December 26th, 1882, 
died July 1st, 1884. 

7993 V WENGER, MARY, was born April 28th, 1814, 
and died near Heidelberg, Ontario, March 16th, 
1868. She was married to John Meyer. See John 
Meyer's family. 

7994V WENGER, JONAS, was born in Lancaster 

County, Pennsylvania, May 6th, 1815. In 1825 he came to 
Waterloo County, Ontario, where he was raised. On May 4th, 
1840, he was married to Maria, daughter of Christian and Esther 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 625 

(Staaffer) Martin. She was born June i5th, 1820, and died 
many years ago. After her decease he was again married to 
Anna, daughter of Daniel and Anna (Martin) Weber. She was 
born October lyth, 1820, and died October 24th, 1872. Some 
years after the decease of his second wife he formed an acquain- 
tance with Eli/ 1 Ziogler, widow of the late Abraham Kolb, whom 
he afterwards inankd and now they reside on the old "Clemens 
Farm" near Bresl.m \vhere they have their home wich Mr. Joseph 
S. Cressman who is married to his daughter. Mr. Wenger's 
family consisted of nine children, of whom seven were born unto 
his first wife and two unto the second. Their names are as 
follows: 

7995 VI WENGER, ISAAC, was born November 9th, 
1840, and died March 9th, 1841. 

7996 VI WENGER, ANNA, was married to John D. 
Martin. They resided in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 
where he died in 1886, leaving a family of three 
children, namely: VII Josiah, VII Daniel, and VII 
Enos. 

7997 VI WENGER, LUCY ANN, was born December 
20th, 1842, and died September 9th, 1843. 

7998 VI WENGER, MARY MAGDALENA, was mar- 
ried to Benuel Baumann, a farmer. They resided 
in Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, 
where she died, leaving two children, namely: VII 
Aaron and VII Magdalena (dead). 

7999 VI WENGER, ESTHER, is married to Benjamin 
Lichty, a farmer. They reside near Elmira, Ontario. 
To them were born seven children. See Benjamin 
Lichty's family. 

8000 VI WENGER, CHRISTIAN, is married to Mary 
Ann Gole. They reside near Sandusky, Senlac 
County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family is as follows: VII Leah, VII Menno, 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



VII George (dead), VII Altana, VII Ellen, VII 
Martha Ann, and VII Mary Jane. See No. 3219. 

8001 VI WENGER, ELIZABETH, is married to Benuel 
Baumann, a farmer. See No. 319. 

80<y> VI WENGER, DANIEL, the eldest son of second 
" wife was born near St. Jacobs, Ontario, April 18th, 
I860. On September Uth, 1880, he was married to 
Angeline, daughter of John and Hannah (Erb) 
Hagey. She was bom June 2nd, 1860. They reside 
on the old "Henry Moyer Homestead" which he 
purchased from Bishop Elias Weber. Their family 
consists of four children, viz: 

8003 VII WENGER, EDWARD, bom November 16th, 
1881. 

8004 VII WENGER, ADELINE, born May 10th, 1883. 

8005 VII WENGER, MAGDALENA, born May 6, 1885. 

8006 VII WENGER, LILL1E, born October 9th, 1886. 

8007 VI WENGER, LYDIA, was born August 22nd, 
1863. On January 27th, 1880, she was married to 
Joseph S. Cressman. See No. 2072. 

8008 V WENGER, SUSANNAH, was married to Jo- 
seph Martin who died March 21st, 1856. Her family 
consisted of six children. She died in Michigan 
some years ago. See Joseph Martin's family. 

8009 V WENGER, ESTHER, was born July 23rd, 1819. 
She was married to Frederick Scheifley, a farmer. 
They resided near Conestogo where she died 
August 28th, 1850. See Frederick Scheifley's family. 

8010 V WENGER, MAGDALENA, was married to Eli 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 627 

Schrog, a farmer. They reside in Indiana, U. S., 
where their family has settled. 

8011 III WINGER, JOHN,f son of Adam Winger and 
grandson of old "Hans" Winger, was born in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, April 5th, 1789. After 
spending his boyhood days in his native county, he 
was married to Susannah, daughter of Peter Eby 
who was a son of Jacob Eby, third son of old Theo- 
doras Eby who came to Pennsylvania in 1715. She 
was born November 10th, 1792. In 1836 Mr. and 
Mrs. John Winger moved to Canada and settled in 
Berlin, Ontario, where they resided until their 
deaths. He died October llth, 1864, and she died 
January 3rd, 1871. To them was born a family of 
six children, viz: 

8012 IV WINGER, PETER, the eldest in the family, 

was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April i8th, 1818. 
In 1834 he, in company with one George Eby, drove with a 
horse and buggy from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Water- 
loo County, Ontario, making the trip in two weeks. In fall of 
the same year he returned to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
where he remained until May, 1835, when he made the second 
trip to Canada and settled in Berlin, Ontario. He worked the 
first year in the town of Waterloo, on Mr. Jacob Schneider's saw- 
mills, receiving the wonderful salary of $7 per month. On No- 
vember 7th, 1837, he went to Bridgeport and engaged himself to 
the late Jacob S. Shoemaker as miller, in whose service he re- 
mained eleven years. In September, 1848, he moved to Wool- 
wich Township, on the farm now possessed by Isaac Hilborn. 
In January, 1849, he was appointed assessor for Woolwich Town- 
ship, then including Pilkington Township. He was one of the 
early councillors of Woolwich Township and was deputy reeve 
when Berlin was made the county town for the newly formed 

t John Winger had one brother named Henry who moved to Ohio a few years before he 
(John) m.oved to Canada, 



628 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

county of Waterloo. Later in life he was engaged in the mer- 
cantile, woollen and lumber business. About the year 1867 he 
received the appointment of post master for Elmira which posi- 
tion he held until his death which took place July 2 7th, 1889. 
The following interesting notice has been taken from the pages of 
Mr. Winger's journal, now in possession of his son, Jacob: "At 
a meeting called by public notice from Peter Winger, Esq., reeve 
of the township of Woolwich, held at St. Jacobs on the 26th day 
of March, 1853, for the purpose of forming a township Agricul- 
tural Society. Upon the notice being read and the object being 
explained for which the meeting was called it was unanimously 
resolved that a society be forthwith formed, to be called the 
Township of Woolwich Agricultural Society. Thereupon James 
Mirrilees was called to the chair. When it was moved by B. H. 
Curtis, seconded by John Meyers that James Dow be president 
and Charles Hendry vice-president for the current year, ist, 
Moved by Chas. Hendry, seconded by James MaConichee that 
the following gentlemen he directors for the current year, viz: 
B. H. Curtis, John Seaton, John Meyers, James Burnett, James 
* Hall, Wm. H. Peterson, Jacob .Winkler and Joseph Hardy. 
2nd, Moved by John Meyers, seconded by Charles Hendry that 
James Mirrilees be appointed secretary and treasurer. There- 
upon the meeting adjourned: the directors to meet again at 
Kuntze's Hotel, Conestogo, on Saturday, April 23rd, (1853) at 
the hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon." Mr. Winger was "mar- 
ried, January 24th, 1838, to Maria Baumann (No. 314) who was 
born January ist, 1817, and died in Elmira, April 251!), 1886- 
Some time after her decease he was again married to Catherine 
Martin, widow of the late Moses Musselman. To him and his 
first wife was born a family of seven children, viz: 

8013V WINGER, SUSANNAH, was born January 
23rd, 1840. She resides in Elmira and was married 
to Isaac Musselman. See Isaac Musselman's family. 

8014 V WINGER, HENRY B., was born April 5th, 1841. 
He is married to Magdalena Sclmarr and resides in 
Elmira where he, in partnership with his brother, is 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 629 

engaged in the woollen Manufacturing business. 
To them are born two children, namely: VI Angus 
and VI Amsey. 

8015 V WINGER, MARY, was born May 14th, 1843. 
She is married to Isaac Brock Markle. They reside 
in Windsor, Ontario, where he is engaged in the 
implement and horseshoeing business. To them is 
born the following family, namely: VI Estella, VI 
Angeline, VI Ida, VI Peter Oscar, VI Walter, and 
VI William. 

8016V WINGER, WILLIAM, was born June 26th, 
1846, and died August 10th, 1847. 

8017 V WINGER, JACOB, was born June 21st, 184;). 
He is married to Mary, daughter of Solomon and 
Emma E. (Grey) Weber. They reside in ELmira, 
Ontario, where he is engaged in manufacturing 
woollen goods. Their family consists of two chil- 
dren, namely: VI Raymond Morley and VI Russel 
Elmo. 

8018V WINGER, REUBEN, was born July 4th, 1853. 
He is married to Martha Armstrong and resides in 
Elmira where he assists his brothers in the woollen 
mills. Their family consists of two children, 
namely: VI Melvin and VI Dora May. 

8019V WINGER, MARIAH, the youngest in the 
family, was born March 8th, 1862. She is engaged 
as a book-keeper in some large manufacturing es- 
tablishment. When last heard of her she was still 
unmarried. 

8020 IV WINGER, ELI, the second member of the 
family, resided in Berlin, Ontario, for some time. 
He died, unmarried, aged about 27 years. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



8021 IV WINGER, JOHN, was married to Elizabeth 
Master. They resided in Berlin for a number of 
years then they moved to Wooster, Ohio, where they 
still reside. Their family consisted of several chil- 
dren, but names of only three have been received, 
namely: V Theresa, V Amanda, and V Ella. 

8022 IV WINGER, POLLY, was married to Mr. Cornell 
of Preston. No information in regard to her family. 

8023 IV WINGER, REBECCA, was married to Samuel 
Roether. They resided in Walkerton, Bruce 
County, Ontario, where he was jailer for the said 
county for many years. He died a year or so ago, 
leaving a family of six children, namely: V Sarah, 
V Samuel (dead), V Reuben (dead), V Susannah, V 
Louisa (dead), and V Anna. 

8024 IV WINGER, ELIZABETH, was married to 
Abram Buehler who died in the town of Waterloo, 
Ontario, September 5th, 1864. She resides with one 
of her daughters in the town of Waterloo. Mr. 
Buehler's family is as follows, namely: V Susannah, 
V Hannah, V Lizzie, V Kate, V Abram, and V 
Mariah. 




WIDEMAN. 



The ancestry of the Wideman Family of Lancaster, Lebanon and 
Berks Counties, Pennsylvania, and of York and Waterloo Coun- 
ties, Ontario, Canada, can be traced back to the year 1733 when 
the old progenitor, I Martin Wideman, came to America and 
settled in Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He 
received a patent from William Penn and his associates for 385 
acres of land situated in said Clay Township. The date of the 
conveyance is October 6th, 1733, and the consideration named 
for the said land is ^59 193 6d. This was the common ancestor 
of the family now found in Pennsylvania and Canada. The old 
progenitor was born in Durlach, near Carlsruhe, Baden, Germany, 
about the year 1700. His family consisted of three sons, II 
Christopher, II Jacob and II Sebastian, and a daughter who was 
married to John Weachter. Christopher was married and settled 
at New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and was the 
ancestor of the Widemans in that section of the county. Jacob 
settled in Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where 
he was married to Barbara Hoover (Huber) and had a large 
family, namely: III George, III Christopher, III Martin, III 
John, III Jacob, III Samuel, III Peter, III Catharine, married 
to a Mr. Leis, III Elizabeth, married to George Yundt, III 
Susannah, married to George Elser, and III Barbara, married to 
a Mr. Ziegler. Jacob, the fifth son of the last named family 
resided in Clay Township, near his father's home where he was 
engaged in farming. His family consisted of ten children, 
namely: IV William, IV Catharine, married to John Mentzer, 
IV Elizabeth, married to John Shenk, IV Susannah, married to 
Henry Roneig, IV Jacob who died, leaving two children, IV 
Sallie, married to a Mr. Fisher, IV Polly, married to a Mr. Nye, 
IV George, IV Fannie, married to a Mr. Hecker, and IV Martin, 
married to Lydia Yundt. 

8025 II WIDEMAN, SEBASTIAN, the youngest son of 



632 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

old Martin Wideman, was married and resided in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he raised 
a family of several children, but unfortunately the 
names of none were received^save that of III John. 
When and where old Sebastian died is not known. 
Tradition has it that he died a middle-aged man. 

8026 III WIDEMAN, JOHN, son of Sebastian Wide- 
man, was bom in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
about the year 1734. After attaining the age of 
maturity he was married and moved to Bucks 
County, same state, where he followed the agricul- 
tural life until he was well advanced in years. It 
could not be ascertained to whom he was married, 
neither were we informed of the names of his chil- 
dren save that of one son named IV Henry. 

8027 IV WIDEMAN, HENRY, son of John Wideman, 

was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1757. When a 
young man he joined the church of his choice, the Mennonite, 
and in course of time it was noticed that he possessed such 
talents that fitted him for the ministry, to which position he was 
ordained after being a middle-aged man. He was well liked and 
highly respected by all who knew him. Hearing of so many of 
his co-religionists moving from his and other counties of Penn- 
sylvania to Canada, he, with his wife, family and others, followed 
their co-religionists and also moved to Canada* in 1803 and 
settled in Markham Township, York County, then all forest save 
a few clearings made here and there a year or so previously. 
Here they resided until his deathf which took place June 24th, 
1810. He was the first regular ordained Mennonite minister in 
Canada. A year later we find that one was ordained at the 
Twenty, Lincoln County, Ontario. Rev. Mr. Wideman's family J 
consisted of the following children, viz: 

k o*u 1 ^ Cy left . thei r, homc in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, May i6th, 1803, and arrived on 

* h j: " cesslon > Markham Township, York County, August ist, 1803. 

the forest his fara C3USed by * '"* fallingon hi(n while he was engaged in clearing away 
I The family is not given in their proper rotation of birth. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOEY OF WATERLOO. 



8028 V WIDEMAN, CHRISTIAN, was born in Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1780 or 1781. He was 
married to Mary Kauffman and resided in Bucks 
County until 1805 when he also moved to Canada 
and settled in Markham Township, York County, 
near his father's place. Here he was ordained 
deacon of the Mennonite body. To him arid his 
wife were born the following children, viz: 

8029 VI WIDEMAN, CATHERINE, was married to 
Jacob Miller, a farmer. 

8030 VI WIDEMAN, MARIAH, was married to Samuel 
Herr, a farmer. 

8031 VI WIDEMAN, ANNIE, was married to Jacob 
Lehman, a farmer. 

8032 VI WIDEMAN, ANDREW, son of Christian and 

Mary (Kauffman) Wideman, was born in Bucks County, Penn- 
sylvania, March i6th, 1805. He was raised in Markham Town- 
ship, York County, Ontario, where he was married to Anna 
Lehman <vho was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, June 
5th, 1805, and died April 5th, 1848. After her decease he was 
again married, October 27th, 1851, to Susannah Copplen, widow 
of the late Samuel Eby. She was born November 8th, 1811, 
and died June i8th, 1875. They resided in Markham Township, 
York County, where Mr. Wideman died December 23rd, 1868. 
To him and his first wife was born a family of three children, viz: 

8033 VII WIDEMAN, MARY, was born November 8th, 
1829. She is married to John Koch who was born 
December 22nd, 1822. They reside in Markham 
Township, York County, where he followed farm- 
ing many years but now lives retired. They have 
no family. 

8034 VII WIDEMAN, JOHN L., the only son of An- 
drew and Anna (Lehman) Wideman, was born December 22nd, 



634 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 



,8*3 When a boy he attended the schools of the neighborhood 
where he obtained such an education as the public schools then 
afforded. When old enough to give a helping hand on the farm 
he was obliged to put by his books and perform such duties 
generally falling to the lot of the "Farm Boy." Not having any 
inclinations to the agricultural pursuits of life, the subject of our 
sketch chose that of the mercantile which seemed to be more 
natural ard acceptable to his inclinations. In 1852 when only 
nineteen years of age, he left his parental home and came to 
Berlin, Waterloo County, where he was engaged as clerk in John 
W. Eby's store. Here he remained four months then went to St. 
Jacobs where he was clerking for George W. Eby who was then 
doing an extensive business in general merchandise. Here Mr. 
Wideman remained for nearly two years. In fall of 1854 he 
entered into partnership with Messrs. Tobias Yost and Rev. 
Philip Winkler under the name of Yost, \Vinkler & Wideman, as 
general merchants. This partnership was dissolved soon after 
the decease of Mr. Yost in 1856. In June, 1865, he received 
the appointment as post master for St. Jacobs, Ontario, and in 
1866 he was elected as councillor for the township of Woolwich. 
In the year following he was elected as deputy reeve which posi- 
tion he held for five years (1867 to 1871 inclusive). In 1873 he 
received the appointment as clerk of Woolwich Township which 
position he still holds. Some twenty years ago he was appointed- 
a justice of the peace for the county of Waterloo by the Ontario 
government. In June, 1874 he was also appointed issuer of 
marriage licenses. Mr. W'ideman has, by his great perseverance 
and well directed energy combined with honorable and upright 
dealings, established a record and name for himself that shall 
not pass away for generations to come. He is a citizen worthy 
of imitation, and is genial and bland, always in good humor, 
and wears a smiling face for all. ^He is very affable and talkative, 
and I dare say no man ever saw him moody or morose. To all 
he is kind and courteous, charitable and humane, and always 
ready to extend a favor to any worthy object. On March i2th, 
1854, he was married to Margaret, daughter of Jacob and Regina 
Dorothea (Schneider) Winkler. To them was born one child, viz: 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 635 

8035 VIII WIDEMAN, MARY ANN, was born No- 
vember 27th, 1854. On May 25th, 1876, she was 
married to Noah E. Haug, a watchmaker and 
jeweller. They reside in the city of Toronto, On- 
tario, where he is carrying on a well paying busi- 
ness. To them are born four children, namely: IX 
Orlando William, IX Luella Regina, IX Melvin 
Elbert, and IX Edna Margaret. 

8036 VII WIDEMAN, HANNAH, the youngest daugh- 
ter of Andrew and Anna (Lehman) Wideman, was 
born May 27th, 1836, and died September 15th, 1838. 

8037 VI WIDEMAN, HENRY, was first married to 
Elizabeth Lehman and after her decease to Susan- 
nah Lehman, a cousin to his first wife. 

8038 VI WIDEMAN, CHRISTIAN, was married to 
Catherine Huber. 

8039 VI WIDEMAN, SAMUEL, was married to Bar- 
bara Heise. 

8040V WIDEMAN, BARBARA, was married to 
Michael Shenk, a farmer. 

8041V WIDEMAN, ELIZABETH, was married to 
Joseph Sherk, a farmer. 

8042 V WIDEMAN, DANIEL, no report of him. 

8043 V WIDEMAN, LYDIA, was married to Michael 
Eby, a farmer. 

8044V WIDEMAN, ANNA, was married to Joseph 
Heise, a farmer. 

8045 V WIDEMAN, CATHERINE, was married to 
Henry Shenk, a farmer. 



636 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

8046 V WIDEMAN, EVA, died in November 1809, aged 
14 years. 

8047 V WIDEMAN, REV. ADAM, was married to 
Magdalena Sherk. 

8048 V WIDEMAN, JOHN, no report of him. 

8049V WIDEMAN, JACOB, was married to Barbara 
Lichty. They resided in Waterloo County where 
he followed farming. 

8050 V WIDEMAN, HENRY, was married to Lizzie 
Huber. 

8051V WIDEMAN, JACOB, the only one of Rev. 
Henry Wideman's family who resided in Waterloo 
County, was married to Barbara Lichty. He re- 
sided in Woolwich Township where he was engaged 
in farming. To them was born a family of seven 
children, viz: 

8052 VI WIDEMAN, CHRISTIAN, was married to 
Esther Oyer and resided in Pickering, York County, 
where he was farming. 

8058 VI WIDEMAN, JACOB, was married to Mary 
Ann Lehman and resided in Hay Township, Huron 
County, where he was farming. 

8054 VI WIDEMAN, JOHN, the third son of Jacob 

and Barbara (Lichty) Wideman, was born in Pickering Town- 
ship, York County, Ontario, November i3th, 1817. He was 
married, April 25th, 1843, to Susannah, daughter of Michael and 
Elizabeth (Kreuter) Brand. She was born in Berlin, Ontario, 
March ist, 1825. Shortly after their marriage they moved to 
Wilmot Township, near Manheim, on Rev. Moses Bowman's 
farm. From here they moved to Woolwich Township, a little 
north-west of the Conestogo Mennonite Meeting House, near 
the "Peterson Farm," where he died November 24th, 1856. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 637 

After his decease the widow was again married to Joseph Kin- 
zinger. Mr. Wideman's family consisted of nine children, viz: 

8055 VII WIDEMAN, CHRISTIAN, the eldest, is mar- 
ried to Catherine P. Martin (No. 4595). They reside 
in Peel Township, a few miles west of Elmira where 
he is engaged in farming. Their family is as fol- 
lows, namely: VIII Susannah, VIII Levi (dead), 
VIII Mary Ann and VIII Rebecca (twins) (both 
dead), VIII Henry and VIII Elizabeth (twins), VIII 
Enoch, VIII Noah, and VIII Menno. 

8056 VII WIDEMAN, MENNO, is married to Judith 
Martin (No. 43S9) and resides a little east of Elmira 
where he is engaged in farming. His family con- 
sisted of eight children, namely: VIII Veronica, 
VIII Susannah, VIII Maria, VIII Annie (dead), 
VIII Joseph, VIII Barbara, VIII Menno, and VIII 
Elias. 

8057 VII WIDEMAN, TRUMAN, is married to Susan- 
nah Snyder and resides in Elmira where he is en. 
gaged in blacksmithing. To them are born eight 
children, namely: VIII Lydia Ann, VIII Leah, VIII 
Nathaniel, VIII Clara, VIII Emma, VIII Agnes, 
VIII Alvin (dead), and VIII Alice. 

8058 VII WIDEMAN, JOHN, is married to Mary Cress 
(No. 2028) and resides in Peel Township, a little 
west of Yatton P. O. where he is engaged in farm- 
ing. They have no family. 

8059 VII WIDEMAN, ABRAHAM, is married to Anna 
Hembling. They reside near May City, Iowa, 
where he is engaged in farming. To them are born 
seven children, namely: VIII Susannah, VIII Wil- 
liam, VIII Edwin, VIII Martha, VIII Ivan, VIII 
Veronica, and VIII Mariah, 



638 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

8060 VII WIDEMAN, DAVID, was married to Ve- 
ronica Heckedon who died December 21st, 1894. 
He resides in Berlin where he is engaged in the oil 
business. His family consists of three children, 
namely: VIII Richard, VIII Truman, and VIII 
Mabel. 

8Q6L VII WIDEMAN, ELIZABETH, is married to 
Franklin Barrel, a farmer. They reside at Middle- 
ville, Michigan. To them is born one son named 
VIII Albert. 

8062 VII WIDEMAN, SUSANNAH, is married to 
David Gingerich (No. 3207), a farmer. They reside 
near Floradale where he is engaged in farming. 
Their family is as follows, namely: VIII Mary Ann, 
VIII John, VIII Moses, VIII Judith, VIII Enoch, 
VIII Susannah, VIII David (dead), VIII Joseph, 
VIII Magdaleria, VIII Enos, and VIII Elias. 

8063 VII WIDEMAN, BARBARA, is married to Jacob 
Shoemaker, a farmer. They reside in Pilkington 
Township, Wellington County, and have a family 
of three children, namely: VIII Melvin, VIII 
Addison, and VIII George. 

8064 VI WIDEMAN, HENRY, was married to Barbara 
Eby. They resided in Hay Township, Huron 
County, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming. 

8065 VI WIDEMAN, CATHERINE, was married to 
David Wagner, a wage-earner. They resided in 
different places in the county. He died in Cones- 
togo and she died in Woolwich Township, near 
Elmira. 

8066 VI WIDEMAN, ANNA, was married to John 
Lehman, a farmer. They reside in Markham Town- 
ship, York County, Ontario. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 639 

8067 VI WIDEMAN, SALLIE, was married to John 
Bricker (No. 1239), a farmer. They resided in Wel- 
lesley Township, a little north-east of Hawksville, 
where she died in 1857, leaving a family of five 
children, namely: VII Esther, VII Jacob, VII 
Nancy, VII Elias, and VII Elizabeth. 



WILE. 



8068 II WILE, PETER, son of John Wile, was a native 

of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was born March 
24th, 1823. When a young man he came to Canada and settled in 
Waterloo County where he was engaged as a mason, bricklayer 
and plasterer. On December 27th, 1855, he was married to 
Sarah, youngest daughter of John and Hannah (JBergey) Binge- 
man. She was born in Waterloo County, November i3th, 1827. 
They resided about two miles north-east of Bridgeport where he 
died January i3th, 1892. His widow still resides on their old 
homestead. To them were born eight children, viz: 

8069 III WILE, JOHN B., was bom October 9th, 1856. 
He resides at Wabigina, Ohio, where he is engaged 
as foreman in some large roller flour mills. He is 
not married. 

8070 III WILE, ALBERT B., was born September 10th, 
1858, and died June 16th, 1862. 

8071 III WILE, ISAAC B., was born July 15th, 1860. 
He is a carpenter and builder, and is married to 
Elizabeth Wagner. They reside on his father's old 
homestead. His family consisted of four children, 



640 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

namely: IV Arthur (dead), IV Aaron (dead), IV 
John (dead), and IV Oscar. 

8072 III WILE, HANNAH, was born April 15th, 1863. 
She is married to Samuel Johnson, a farmer. They 
reside near Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan. 
They have no family. 

8073 III WILE, ANGELINE, was born September 15th, 
1864. She is married to Henry Schaefer, a marble 
worker. They reside at Buffalo, New York, and 
have a family of two children, namely: IV Mabel 
and IV Jared. 

8074 III WILE, JOSEPH B., was born May 18th, 1866. 
He is married to Martha Kuenben and resides at 
Bloomingdale where he is engaged as a wage-earner. 
His family consists of three children, namely: IV 
Gertrude, IV Sarah May, and IV Dora. 

8075 III WILE, SOLOMON B., was bom August 9th, 
1867. He is unmarried and resides at Sturgis, 
Michigan, where he is engaged as a builder. 

8076 III WILE, AARON B., the youngest in family, 
was born July 12th, 1869. He is unmarried and 
resides at Sturgis, Michigan, where he is engaged 
with his brother in contracting and building. 



WILDFONG. 



8077 I WILDFONG, GEORGE, the original ancestor of 
the numerous family of this name, was a native of 
Bohemia, emigrated to America and settled in 
North Carolina, U. S., as early as 1750 or 1751. He 
was a pious man and belonged to the society known 
as Moravians. His family consisted of several 
children but none of the names were received save 
that of Jacob and Mary who was married to An- 
drew Sararas. 

8078 II WILDFONG, JACOB, was born in 1753. After 

he had attained the age of twenty years he was married to Susan- 
nah Ruth. During the latter part of the last century when the 
question of slavery was brought up and sanctioned by the state 
government, these Moravians were strenuously opposed to the 
measure, so much so that numbers of them left the state and 
moved to Pennsylvania, "the Quaker State," while others left 
some years later after the independence of the thirteen colonies 
was declared. Among the latter number was old Jacob Wildfong, 
the pioneer settler (of that name) in this country. About the 
year 1796 he, with his wife and family of three or four children } 
moved north to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he re- 
sided for six years, then he, in company with- others, moved to 
Canada in 1802 and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, on the 
west bank of the Grand River a little below the Toll Bridge, on 
the farm now owned by Ferdinand Miller. Here he resided 
until his son, Jonas, took possession of the farm then he moved 
a little west of what is now Strasburg where he died probably as 
early as 1830. His family consisted of seven children, viz: 

8079 III WILDFONG, MICHAEL, was born in North 
Carolina, U. S. He never came to Canada. t 

t Not known whether he died young or whether he was married when his parents moved 
to Canada. 



642 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

8080 III WILDFONG, ELIAS * the second in family. 
No information in regard to his family. 

8081 III WILDFONG, JONAS, was born October 20th, 
1790. He was married to Catherine Livergood who 
was born May 14th, 1793, and died February 9th, 
1874. After his marriage he resided on his father's 
old homestead where he died November 20th, 1860. 
His family consisted of nine children, viz: 

8082 IV WILDFONG, GEORGE, is married to Mar- 
garet Langley and resides in Michigan, where he is 
engaged in farming. 

8083 IV WILDFONG, JOHN, is married to Elizabeth 
Strohm and resides in Michigan. He is a farmer. 

8084 IV WILDFONG, ELI, is married but name of 
wife was not received. He resides in Indiana 
where he is farming. 

8085 IV WILDFONG, SUSANNAH, was married to 
Peter Wenger, a farmer. They reside in Indiana. 

8086 IV WILDFONG, POLLY, is married to Peter 
Souder, a farmer. They reside near Dundalk, 
Ontario. See Peter Souder's family. 

8087 IV WILDFONG, MARY, is married to William 
Grohn, a farmer. They reside near Neustadt, 
Ontario. . 

8088 IV WILDFONG, DAVID, is married to Eliza- 
beth Grohn.; They reside near Neustadt, Ontario, 
where he is farming. 

8089 IV WILDFONG, ISAAC, a mason and bricklayer, 
is married to Mary Elliot. They reside near Ger- 
man Mills, Ontario. His family consists of eight 
children, viz: 

8090 V WILDFONG, DAVID, is married to Barbara 

* May have died in infancy. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 643 

Both. They reside near Port Elgin, Ontario, where 
he is engaged in farming. 

8091V WILDFONG, ISAAC, is married to Sophia 
Bauer. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged 
as an auctioneer. 

8092 V WILDFONG, HENRY, is married to Matilda 
Eagle. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged 
in one of the factories. 

8093 V WILDFONG, JANE HANNAH, is married to 
John Lemke, a spinner. They reside in Hespeler, 
Ontario, where he is engaged in the woollen mills. 

8094 V WILDFONG, BARBARA, is married to Will- 
iam Eagle, a carpenter. They reside at German 
Mills, Ontario. 

8095 V WILDFONG, NANCY, is married to James 
Picket, a wagon builder. They reside in the town 
of Gait. 

8096 V WILDFONG, ALLIE MANDRIE, resides in 
Berlin where she is engaged in dressmaking. She 
is unmarried. 

8097 V WILDFONG, EMANUEL, is married to Mar- 
garet Denman. They reside in Toronto where he 
is engaged as a bank clerk. 

8098 IV WILDFONG, MICHAEL, the youngest in the 
family, is married to Mary Grohn. They reside in 
the state of Oregon, U. S. 

8099 III WILDFONG, BENJAMIN, was married to 
Polly Hammacher. They resided in Wellesley for 
a number of years, then moved to Perth County, 
near Listowel, Ontario. To them were born seven 



644 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

children, namely: IV Daniel, IV Aaron, I'V Samuel, 
IV Jacob, IV Elizabeth, IV Veronica, and IV Car. 
oline. 

8100 III WILDFONG, JOSEPH, was born December 
23rd, 1796. He was first married to Christina Groh 
and after her decease to Elizabeth Strycker who 
was born April 14th, 1808, and died February 3rd, 
1877. They resided on a farm at Strasburg where 
they both died. He died June 23rd, 1870. His 
family consisted of twelve children, nine of which 
were born unto his first wife, viz: 

8101 IV WILDFONG, ELI, was born March 15th, 1819. 
He was married to Nancy Mosser. They resided 
near Hespeler where he was engaged in farming. 
Their family is as follows, viz: 

8102 V WILDFONG, JOHN, a farmer, is married to 
Catherine Holm. They reside near Hespeler, 
Ontario. Some time ago he was ordained as a min- 
ister of the (Dunkard) River Brethren denomina- 
tion. 

8103V WILDFONG, JOSEPH, is married to Mary 
Groh. They reside in Parry Sound where he is 
engaged in farming. 

8104V WILDFONG, AMOS,t is married to Barbara 
Funk. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged 
as a carpenter and builder. 

8105V WILDFONG, ELIZABETH, is married to 
Frederick Hiser, a mason. They reside near Shake- 
speare, Ontario. 

8106V WILDFONG, SARAH, is married to Rev. 
Henry Goudie. They reside at Elmwood, Ontario. 
See Rev. Henry Goudie's family. 

t Father to Isaiah ,vho was engaged for several years with The Berlin Publishing Co, 
of Berlin, Ontario. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 645 

8107 V WILDFONG, DANIEL, was married to Martha 
Holm and after her decease he was married again 
but name of second wife was not received. They 
reside in Puslinch Township, not far from Hespeler. 
He is a carpenter by trade. 

8108 V WILDFONG, LEAH, was first married to Isaac 
Rist and after his decease to Aaron Snyder, a 
farmer. They reside near Kossnth, Ontario. 

8109V WILDFONG, ELI, was first married to Eliza- 
beth Frickey and after her decease to Susan Wild- 
fong. He is a farmer and lives in Huron County, 
Michigan. 

8110V WILDFONG, SIMON, resides in the city of 
Stratford, Ontario, where he is engaged as a wage- 
earner. He is married but name of wife was not 
received. 

8111 V WILDFONG, PETER, twin brother to Simon, 
is unmarried. He has his home with his brother, 
John, where he is engaged as an assistant on the 
farm. 

8112 IV WILDFONG, ANNA, was bom June 17th, 
1820. She was first married to Joshua Shoemaker 
and after his decease to Jacob Israel. They resided 
near Strasburg, Ontario. To her was born a family 
of children, namely: V John F. of her first husband 
and with her second husband there were several 
but names were not received. 

8113 IV WILDFONG, ABRAHAM, was born January 
22nd, 1822, and died in infancy. 

8114 IV WILDFONG, JOSEPH, was born January 
16th, 1823. He was married to Rebecca Lutz. They 
resided near Montpelier, Wisconsin, where he died. 
No information in regard to family. 



646 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

8115 IV WILDFONG, JOHN, was born August 8th, 
1825. He was first married to Lottie Livergood and 
after her decease he was again married but name of 
second wife was not received. He is a carpenter 
and builder and resides at Dundee, Washington 
County, Missouri. 

8H6 IV WILDFONG, GEORGE, was born July 24th, 
Ib26, and died in infancy. 

81 17 IV WILDFONG, REV. LEVI, was bora August 
llth, 1827. On March 5th, 1850, he was married to 
Mary, daughter of David B. and Mary (Lyons) 
Weber. She was born February 3rd, 1825. They 
reside in Tavistock, Ontario, where he is engaged as 
an implement agent. He is a local minister of the 
Evangelical Association. His family consists of five 
children, namely: V Lydia, V Mary Ann, V Noah, 
V Moses, and V Louisa. 

8118 IV WILDFONG, DANIEL, was born January 
27th, 1832. He is married to Catherine Hemhoefer. 
They reside in Hay Township, Ontario, where he is 
engaged in farming. No information in regard to 
family. 

8119 IV WILDFONG, VERONICA, was born June 
28th, 1835. She was married to Moses Weber, a 
farmer. They resided in Woolwich Township 
where she died. To them were born nine children, 
namely: V Polly, V Lydia, V Maude, V David, V 
Joseph, V Daniel, V Mary Ann, V Elizabeth, and 
V Homer. 

8120 IV WILDFONG, ELIZABETH S., was born Au- 
gust 29th, 1843, and died in infancy. 

8121 IV WILDFONG, GABRIEL S., was bora August 
21st, 1845, and died in infancy. 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 647 

8122 IV WILDFONG, AMOS S., was born February 

22nd, 1847. On December 28th, 1866, he was married to Sarah 
Guyer who was born January gth, 1845. After his marriage he 
moved on his father's old place at Strasburg where she died 
April 2oth, 1874. On September i5th, 1874, he was again 
married to Sarah Witmer who was born February 2ist, 1843, and 
died December ist, 1884. On February i2th, 1885, he was again 
married to Wilhelmine Radke who was born December loth, 
1857. His family consists of twelve children, namely: V Joseph 
C., V David, and Elizabeth with first wife, V Oliver (dead), V 
Norman, V Lome W., and V Irwin with second wife, and V 
Almina Bertina, V Eliza May, V Amos Alexander, V August 
Gordon, and V Alton Sidney with third wife. 

8123 III WILDFONG, SARAH, was married to John 
Hammacher. They reside near Wilmot Centre. 
To them was born a family of eleven children, 
namely: IV Mary, IV Elizabeth, IV Daniel, IV 
Leah, IV Jacob, IV Levi, IV Magdalena, IV Maria, 
IV Hannah, IV Amanda, and IV Jane. 

8124 III WILDFONG, ELIZABETH, the youngest in 
family, was married to John Ringler, a farmer. 
They resided near Petersburg, Ontario. See John 
Ringler's family. 



WING. 



All the Wings of this and Huron County, Ontario, are descend- 
ants of old I Melchoir Wing, a native of Bavaria, Germany. He 
was born near Zweibruecken about the year 17 70 .and died in his 
parental home, leaving two sons, II George and II Carl, who, 



648 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

after their father's death, emigrated to America. Carl settled in 
Maryland, near Baltimore, where he resided for some years. 
When pretty well advanced in years he, with his family, moved 
near Rochester, New York, where he died, leaving a large family 
whose children are now pretty much scattered throughout New 
York State in the vicinity of Buffalo, while others are residing in 
Michigan. George was married to Elizabeth Carsten, a native of 
Bavaria. After emigrating to America he settled temporarily 
near Baltimore, Maryland, and from there they moved to Roches- 
ter, New York. In 1832 they left Rochester and moved to 
Canada. They settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, a few miles 
south-east of Baden, at a place known as Wilmot Centre. Here 
they resided for a number of years, then the old pioneer sold this 
place and purchased a farm nearer New Hamburg, near Hostel- 
ler's and C. Christner's. When well advanced in years they 
moved to Hay Township, Huron County, where he died in 187^ 
aged 76 years, and she died about the year 1889, aged 86 years. 
To them was born a family of ten children, viz: 

8125 III WING, CHARLES, was born in Baltimore, 

Maryland, February 22nd, 1822. In 1843 he was married to 
Magdalena, daughter of Isaac and Susannah Mosser. She was 
born in August, 1822. They resided in Wilmot Township where 
he was engaged in farming for many years. In their old age 
they moved to New Dundee, Ontario, where he died April 6th, 
1895. Since the death of Mr. Wing the mother has her home 
in Waterloo with her daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles Schnei- 
der). To them were born thirteen children, four of whom died 
in infancy. The remaining nine all arrived at maturity. Their 
names are as follows: 

8126 IV WING, ELIZABETH, the eldest in family, 
was born January 23rd, 1844. On September 20th, 
1868, she was married to Charles Schneider. They 
reside in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged 
in the harness business. To them were born six 
children, namely: V Charles Henry (dead), V John 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 649 

William (dead), V Lovina, V Harvey, V Ida Min- 
erva, and V Salome Almeda. 

8127 IV WING, CATHERINE, was born July 23rd, 
1845. She was married to Charles Godbold, a shoe, 
maker. They resided in Lakeview, Michigan, where 
she died in September, 1881, leaving a family of four 
children, namely: V Simon (dead), V Lovina, V 
Mahlon, and V Gray. 

8128 IV WING, JAMES, is married to Abbie Morley. 
They reside in New Dundee, Ontario, where he was 
engaged in the mercantile business for a number of 
years. He now lives retired from all business and 
consequently has nothing to look after save that of 
the New Dundee mail, of which place he is post- 
master. His family consists of four children, 
namely: V Effie, V Charles, V Maggie, and V Ross. 

8129 IV WING, WILLIAM, is married to Carrie Gun- 
drum and resides at Ionia, Michigan, where he is 
engaged in the saddle and harness business. His 
family consists of two children, namely: V Mabel 
and V Homer. 

8130 IV WING, BARBARA, is married to George 
Wilhelm, a farmer. They reside near Poole, Perth 
County, Ontario. To them are born four children, 
namely: V Amelia, V Ida, V Israel, and V Mabel. 

8131 IV WING, JACOB, is married to Flora Morris. 
They reside in New Dundee, Ontario, where he, in 
partnership with Mr. Master, is engaged in the 
mercantile business. His family consists of two 
children, namely: V Ella and V Roy. 

8132 IV WING, CAROLINE, was married to Charles 
Godbold, a shoemaker. They resided in Rhine- 
lander, .Wisconsin, where he took sick and on his 
return home to Canada he died at Zurich, Huron 



650 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

County, Ontario. The widow resides in the town 
of Waterloo, Ontario. Their family consisted of 
one child named V Jennie, born May 4th, 1884. 

8133 IV WING, NANCY, is married to Henry Huether> 
a farmer. They reside at Grimsby, Ontario, and 
have a family of two children, namely: V Charles 
and V Lillie. 

8134 IV WING, LOVINA, the youngest in family, is 
married to George Hoffman, a farmer. They reside 
at Baden, on the old " Moiiey Farm." To them are 
born three children, namely: V Edgar, V Arthur, 
and V Harvey. 

8135 III WING, DANIEL, was born in 1823 and was 
married to Mary Luckebiehl. Soon after their 
marriage they moved on a farm a little west of 
Petersburg where he resided until 1885, then he dis- 
posed of the farm and moved to New Hamburg 
where he still resides. His family consisted of five 
children, viz: 

8136 IV WING, BARBARA, is married to Jacob Zur- 
brigg. They reside in New Hamburg, Ontario, 
and have a family of seven children, namely: V 
Rebecca, V Lucy A. (dead), V Eda Letta (dead), V 
Daniel A., V Mahlon, V Charles E., V Thusnelda 
B. M. 

8137 IV WING, JOHN, is married to Elizabeth Yaeger. 
They reside near New Hamburg where he is en- 
gaged in farming. They have two children, 
namely: V William A. and V Daniel H. 

8138 IV WING, REV. MENNO, was born near Baden, 

Ontario, September 6th, 1852. His younger days were spent on 
the farm and in attending the public schools at Baden where he 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 651 

received his first education. At sixteen years of age he went 
to Berlin where he was engaged in the mercantile business 
with Isaac Hoffman for nearly six years. Realizing the necessity 
of a better education he entered the North Western College at 
Naperville, Illinois, where he spent over four years in hard study. 
His purpose was to give his life to the Christian ministry. 
Accordingly he entered the Canadian Conference of the Evan- 
gelical Association in 1878. He has served in said church 
regularly ever since, serving a number of congregations, when 
after ten years of service he was elected presiding elder which 
position he now holds for nearly two terms or eight years. He 
has been appointed three times as delegate to the General 
Conference, represented his conference for nine years as trustee 
of the N. W. College at Naperville, Illinois, and Union Biblical 
Institute, also at two annual sessions of the General Missionary 
Board of his church. For the last seven years he has again 
resided in the town of Berlin, Ontario. In addition to his 
district labors he has for the past eight years edited a religious 
monthly known as the Evangeliums Bate. On August i2th, 
1880, he was married to Hannah Jane, daughter of Henry and 
Anna (Frick) Kletzing. She was born June 25th, 1857. To 
them is born a family of nine children, namely: V Anna May, 
V VVilford Earl, V Lewis Henry, V Rose Ethel, V Daniel Oscar, 
V Grace Edith, V Elmer Lloyd, V Amy Estella, V Jennie Ger- 
trude Melvina. 

8139 IV WING, DAVID, died aged about one year. 

8140 IV WING, CATHERINE, the youngest in family, 
is married to Jeremiah Kercher, a farmer. They 
reside in Cavalier County, North Dakota. To them 
are born five children, namely: V Addie, V Naomi, 
V Daniel, V William, and V Barbara. 

8141 III WING, SUSANNAH, is married to Frederick 
Heimbecker, a farmer. They reside in Dakota. 

8142 III WING, WILLIAM, was married to Catherine 



652 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

Rothaermel. They resided in Hay Township, 
Huron County, where she died some time ago. 

8143 III WING, ELIZABETH, was married to David 
Ruby, a farmer. They resided in Hay Township 
where she died. 

8144 III WING, CHARLOTTE, was first married to 
David Kercher and after his decease she was again 
married to Christian Schoch, a farmer. They reside 
in Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario. 

8145 III WING, MARY, is married to John B. Geiger, 
a farmer. They resided in Huron County, Ontario, 
until about the year 1887 when they moved to 
Dakota. 

8146 III WING, BARBARA, is married to Charles 
Brill. They reside in Zurich, Ontario, where he is 
engaged as a baker. 

8147 III WING, GEORGE, is married to Hannah Jones. 
They reside near Elkton, Michigan, where he is 
engaged in farming. 

8148 III WING, MAGDALEN A, the youngest in the 
family, was married to George Kesselring, a farmer. 
They resided in Michigan where she died. 



WISMER. 



8149 1 WISMER, JACOB, ancestor of the numerous 

family of that name in Bucks and Montgomery Counties of 
Pennsylvania, and other states of the United States, and also 
those that are found in the province of Ontario, Canada, are 
descendants of the same family. He was born in Germany 
about the year 1684 and died in Bedrninster Township, Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, February 4th, 1787, aged 102 years and a 
few months. The date of his emigrating to America is not 
known but may have been as early as 1710 or even before that 
date. The place of his landing is also uncertain. By some of 
his descendants it is supposed he landed at one of the Carolina 
States. Most probably he was one of the number of Germans 
who, being cruelly persecuted by the State Party in 1709, left 
their homes on the Rhine and emigrated to the wilds of 
America. They settled on the Roanoke and head waters of 
the Neuse River in North Carolina. *At the outbreak of the 
Indian war led by the Tuscaroras, the savages on the night of 
October 2nd, 1711, fell with such fury upon this German settle- 
ment that one hundred and thirty of them perished. No doubt 
the old progenitor was one of the unfortunate emigrants forming 
this settlement. Tradition has it that a sister who came with 
him to America, was one of the number who were killed. He, 
it is said, was allowed to escape the hands of those savages by 
means of a small bribe offered to one of the attacking parties. 
Once away from the settlement he travelled on foot north through 
Virginia and Maryland to Byberry in Philadelphia County, Penn- 
sylvania, from whence he, at a later date, moved to Bucks 
County. It is not positively known when he moved to Bucks 
County but it is supposed that it was in the year 1726. He 
settled on a tract of land comprising 210 acres for which he paid 
;ioo lawful money. On April i2th, 1773, tne ^ progenitor 

* W. W. H. Davis' "History of Bucks Count}." 



654 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

sold his farm to his son, Henry, for ,500. He is said to have 
had three wives, and was married to his third wife after coming 
north, about the year 1720, with whom he lived 67 years. She 
was 84 years of age at the time of her death. Her Christian 
name was "Nanny" and she was the mother of all his children. 
Her maiden name is not positively known but may have been 
"Souder" as her children and grandchildren received legacies 
from one Jacob Souder whose daughter it is presumed she was. 
At the time of his death he had one hundred and seventy 
children and grandchildren. Although living to the great age 
of nearly one hundred and three years, he retained his mind until 
within about two months, and could walk and dress and undress 
himself within about two weeks of his death. Both his and his 
wife's remains were, no doubt, laid to rest in the grave-yard of 
the Old Mennonite Church at Deep Run where for many years 
they worshipped the God of their fathers and left to their numer- 
ous posterity an undying example to " go and do likewise." The 
children of Jacob and Nanny Wismer were eleven in number, 
all of whom were born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Their 
names are as follows: II Jacob, born in 1721, II Mary, born in 
1723, II Elizabeth, born April 29th, 1725, II Joseph, born in 
1728, li Henry, born in 1730, II Mark, born in 1737, died in 
1831, II Daniel, II John, died in 1794, II Christian, died Feb- 
ruary 2oth, 1795, II Nancy, and II Abraham, born February 
2oth, 1743, died April 27th, 1828. 

8150 II WISMER, JACOB, has a few descendants in 

this county, namely, Mary Moyer, a great-great-grandchild, who 
is married to Tobias Shantz. She is a daughter of V Mary Nash 
and her husband, Abraham B. Moyer. Her grandfather was IV 
Abraham Nash who was married to Mary Gross. Her great- 
grandmother was III Elizabeth, the fifth child of II Jacob 
Wismer, who was married to Joseph Nash. (See "Wismer 
History"). VI Mary Moyer was born July ist, 1840. On August 
6th, 1863, she was married to Tobias, son of Benjamin and Lydia 
(Kolb) Shantz. They reside in the town of Berlin. He is a 
book agent. Their family consists of seven children, namely: 
Orpha Moyer, born May 27th, 1864, Lydia Mary Etta, born 



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 655 

October gth, 1866, Sophia Emma, born May 4th, 1869, Austin 
Tobias, born October 5th, 1871, Arthur Benjamin, born Novem- 
ber 22nd, 1876, Florence Annie Catherine, born December 2Sth ? 
1879, and Herbert Cecil Palmer, born May 3rd, 1883. 

8151 III WISMER, JOSEPH, son of Joseph Wismer, 
was born near Hilltown, Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, July 23rd, 1753, and died in Chester 
County, same state, August 20th, 1820. He was 
married to Barbara, daughter of Henry and Bar- 
bara (Lederach) Wismer. She was born in Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, March 9th, 1766, and died 
January 28th, 1861. They had a family of ten 
children, viz: 

8152 IV WISMER, ELIZABETH, was born December 
8th, 1782, and died in March, 1836. She was mar- 
ried to Jacob Ruth. 

8153 IV WISMER, BARBARA, was born June 13th, 
1785, and died March 14th, 1870. She was married 
to Mark Fretz. 

8154 IV WISMER, CATHERINE, was born January 
23rd, 1787, and died September 23rd, 1859. She was 
married to John Althouse. 

8155 IV WISMER, ESTHER, was born January 12th, 
1790, and died September 2nd, 1881. She was mar- 
ried to John Cressman. 

8156 IV WISMER, HENRY, was born March llth, 
1792, and died January 16th, 1793. 

8157 IV WISMER, HENRY, was born March 10th, 
1794, and died June llth, 1876. He was married to 
Mary Cressman. 

8158 IV WISMER, JOSEPH, was born April 9th, 1797, 
and died August 25th, 1861. He was never married. 



656 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF WATERLOO. 

8159 IV WISHER, JACOB, was bom February 23rd, 
1799, and died April 19th, 1871. He was married to 
Esther Rosenberger. 

8160 IV WISHER, HARY, was born December 25th, 
1801, and died December 31st, 1889. She was mar- 
ried to George Knipe. 

8161 IV WISHER, ANNA, was born Hay 10th, 1806, 
and died October 6th, 1890. She was married to 
Isaac B. Tyson. 

Host of the descendants of IV Elizabeth, IV Bar- 
bara, and IV Catherine are to be found in Hont- 
gomery and Bucks Counties, Pennsylvania. Very 
few, if any, have settled in Canada. 

8162 IV WISHER, ESTHER, the fourth daughter of 

Joseph and Barbara Wismer, was born in Bucks County, Penn- 
sylvania, January i2th, 1790. In 1818 she came to Canada and 
settled in Waterloo County. On October 3rd, 1818, she was 
married to John, son of John and Anna (Schowalter) Cressman. 
He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, May i5th, 1795, 
came to Canada with his parents in 1808 and settled in Waterloo 
County, a little below .Freeport. After their marriage they 
moved on the farm now possessed by the heirs of the late Jacob 
Zeller, about one mile south of Breslau. Here they resided until 
his death which took place June 3oth, 1840. After his decease 
she continued farming until her youngest son, Henry, had 
attained the age of manhood, then the farm was sold and the 
mother made her home with her daughter, Barbara, who was 
married to