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Lydia Ellenbaum[1]
Female 1813 - 1874


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  • Birth  1813  Tremont, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  1861  Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    House of Industry and Refuge  1871  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Inmate of Poor House 
    Religion  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mennonite 
    Residence  1871  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House of Industry and Refuge  1874 
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    The House of Industry and Refuge. In 1868, 141 acres was purchased on Frederick Street in Berlin (now Kitchener) and the house opened on June 15, 1869. The original building housed 100 and operated as an industrial farm, which raised crops and livestock. The residents worked for their keep if possible, those most did not. The House eventually became a strictly a residence of the aged and later relocated and renamed Sunnyside.
    Name  Lydia Stauffer 
    Name  Lydia Stauffer 
    Eby ID Number  00117-7355.1 
    Died  12 May 1874  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Epilespy 
    Buried  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I10110  Generations
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2017 

    Family  Joel Eli "Eli" Stauffer,   b. 1802, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1887, Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Stauffer,   b. 25 Dec 1830, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1922, Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Stauffer,   b. 28 Aug 1834, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1911, Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Samuel Stauffer,   b. 1835, Of, Lucknow, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Nancy Stauffer,   b. Abt 1835, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1847
     5. Maria Stauffer,   b. 3 Sep 1837, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1913, Carberry, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joel Stauffer,   b. 1840, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John Stauffer,   b. 1848, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911
     8. Hannah Stauffer,   b. Abt 1851, Of, Lucknow, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Eli Wesley Stauffer,   b. 1852, Of, Lucknow, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1906, , Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Catherine Louise Stauffer,   b. 16 Aug 1854, Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1937, Hadley, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2920  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In "Descendants Meet Again, Two Centuries Later" by Deborah Gilbert in the Ontario Genealogical Society's Magazine "Families" Feb 2009, it states, Lydia was taken to an asylum in Berlin, Waterloo Co where she died. Her husband was Joel Eli Stauffer

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      Lydia was the daughter of Samuel Ellenbaum and Polly Geismer

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 508.

    2. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 3.

    3. [S1848] House of Industry and Refuge Burial Register - Kitchener.
      Lydia Shauffer 12 May 1874 64 Cause: Epilespy Tier 2 Grave 7

    4. [S2433] Census - Canada - 1861, Canada, Ontario, Bruce, Kinloss Township Roll: C-1011.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1813 - Tremont, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - 1871 - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inmate of Poor House - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Epilespy - 12 May 1874 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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