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Abraham Shantz Clemens[1, 2]
Male 1853 - 1927


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  • Birth  13 Jun 1853  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Clemens Bakery 
    Clemens Bakery
    Clemens Bakery
    King Street, Preston, Ontario
    Name  A. S. Clemens 
    Name  Abram S. Clemens 
    Religion  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Residence  1876  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lime Kiln Propieter 
    Occupation  1901  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baker 
    Occupation  1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baker, Bake Shop 
    Religion  1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00023-1804 
    Died  13 Jan 1927 
    Person ID  I17119  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  Abraham D. Clemens,   b. 17 Apr 1813, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1877, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Veronica "Fanny" Shantz,   b. 23 May 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1887, Near Williamsburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Apr 1833 
    Family ID  F4490  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Kesselring,   b. 1 Jun 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1921 
    Married  29 Feb 1876  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Children 
     1. Irvin Allison "Ivan" Clemens,   b. 6 Aug 1878, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1947, Dryden, Van Horne Twp., Kenora District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edgar Clemens,   b. 1883, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Edgar Hugo Clemens,   b. 2 Dec 1883, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1945, Goderich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nelson Clemens,   b. 29 May 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1951, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Clara Clemens,   b. 18 Nov 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ernest Clemens,   b. 1890, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ralph Clemens,   b. 6 Dec 1890, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1921, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F4497  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Abraham S. Clemens, "was born June 13th, 1853. He resides in the town of Galt where he is engaged in some agency. On February 29th, 1876, he was married to Mary Kesselring. To them are born five children, namely: VIII Ivan, VIII Edgar, VIII Nelson, VIII Clara, and VIII Ralph."1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 427.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 2 Mar 1876.
      29 Feb 1876 By Pastor Wurster in Preston, Abraham S. Clemens was married to Maria Kesselring, both of Waterloo.

    3. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-1 Page 10.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Abraham Stantz Clemens Born: Waterloo Age: 23 Father: Abraham D Clemens Mother: Veronica Clemens Born: abt 1853 Spouse: Mary Kesselring Age: 20 born: Waterloo Father: Christiane Kesselring Mother: Philippine Kesselring married 29 Feb 1876

    5. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 15.

    6. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 55.

    7. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 5 Page 36.

    8. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 158.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Jun 1853 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Clemens Bakery - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1876 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Feb 1876 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lime Kiln Propieter - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Baker - 1901 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Baker, Bake Shop - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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