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Isaac W. Martin
Male 1814 - 1879


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  • Birth  1814  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Mill Creek (North Dumfries Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Martin's Mill 
    Occupation  1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    farmer 
    Occupation  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miller 
    Religion  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Miller 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune  1879  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed driving a hay wagon 
    Eby ID Number  00075-4608 
    Died  8 Jul 1879  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I11558  Generations
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2017 

    Father  Abraham B. Martin,   b. 30 Jul 1788, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Barbara Weaver,   b. Abt 1790, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F3240  Group Sheet

    Family  Magdalena High,   b. 1815, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  6 Feb 1839  Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Barbara Martin,   b. 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Martin,   b. 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Philip Martin,   b. 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Martin,   b. 16 Jun 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret Martin,   b. 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Magdalena Martin,   b. 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Isaac H. Martin,   b. 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Sarah Louis Martin,   b. 1859, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F3242  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Isaac W. Martin, "the eldest son in the family, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died in the town of Galt, 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"1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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      Fatal Accident in Galt - An Old Resident Instantly Killed

      A very sad accident happened in Galt on Tuesday afternoon last, about 5 o'clock, whereby an old and well known resident, Mr. Isaac Martin, was instantly killed. The deceased has been teaming about the town for many years, and on the afternoon in question went to remove a small load of hay from the lower part of the Central School grounds to the residence of Mr. Thos. Dalgleish. After loading the hay on the wagon, Mr. Martin got on top of it and drove to the gate leading out of the grounds, which was opened for him by Mr. Dalgleish, who also closed it after him, and then turned round and went up the hill towards his own residence, so as to be ready to meet Mr. Martin at his stable. What followed after the unfortunate deceased drove through the gate is merely a matter of conjecture, as no one saw the accident happen; but some parties passing the spot a few minutes afterwards found Mr. Martin lying on the ground insensible, but still breathing. He was instantly raised from the ground, but he barely gasped a dozen times before his spirit took its flight. His team meanwhile had run towards Concession Street, where it was stopped. As we have said before, it is impossible to state for a certainty how the accident happened, but there being quite a sharp descent from the sidewalk which he had to cross after passing through the gate to the street it is conjectured that he must have overbalanced himself and fallen headlong form the top of the load to the ground, a distance of some six or seven feet. Upon an after examination by Dr. Vardon, it was found that his neck had been broken by the fall. The remains were at once removed to his late residence, Market Street, where they were afterwards viewed by a Jury empanelled by Dr. Philip to inquire into the cause of death. After hearing the evidence, the Jury returned a verdict of "accidental death."

      The deceased had been a resident of Galt and neighborhood for many years, and was formerly a resident of the Township of Waterloo, where he carried on farming. He was for some years the proprietor of "Martin's Mill," - now carried on by Mr. Austin - on Mill creek, about three miles from this town. This venture not proving successful, however, he moved into the town, where he has since resided. He was an industrious, honest man, and his fearfully sudden death has cast quite a gloom over his large circle of friends and acquaintances.2a

      2aGalt Reporter Jul 11 1879 pg 2.jpg

  • 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..., 67.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

    3. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 4.

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 11 Page 87.

    5. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 9 Mar 1839:11.
      26 Feb 1839 Jacob Gross, teacher m. Isaac Martin, Waterloo Tp, & Magdalena Hoch, Clinton Tp.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1814 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Martin's Mill - - Mill Creek (North Dumfries Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Feb 1839 - Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed driving a hay wagon - 1879 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jul 1879 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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