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David W. Groh[1, 2]
Male 1851 - 1941


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  • Birth  24 May 1851  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Carpenter 
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence  1876  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1881  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Pumpmaker 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Carpenter 
    Elected Office  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Occupation  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Carpenter 
    Religion  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Elected Office  1929  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Eby ID Number  00045-3418 
    Died  7 Mar 1941  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID  I1716  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Isaac Groh,   b. 14 Mar 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1901 
    Mother  Mary S. Wanner,   b. 10 Nov 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1896 
    Married  9 May 1848  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F549  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Abigail Bechtel,   b. 15 Oct 1853, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1877, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jan 1876  Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Abigail Groh,   b. 1876, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F553  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Catharine Bauman,   b. 6 Aug 1852, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919 
    Married  13 Apr 1879  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Flora May Groh,   b. 19 Feb 1883, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F554  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • David W. Groh, "was born May 24th, 1851. He resides in Hespeler where he is engaged as a builder and carpenter. He was first married to Abigail Bechtel with whom he had one child named Abigail. His second wife is Catharine Baumann. Only one child with second wife, named Flora May."1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      One of Hespeler's oldest residents, David Groh, 89, died yesterday at Galt General Hospital following an illness of four weeks. Born in Hespeler, he lived his entire life here, with the exception of a few years spent in Preston. Mr. Groh was a member of Hespeler town council from 1911 to 1914 and also in 1929. Before his retirement he was a building contractor by trade. Mr. Groh was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Twice married, his first wife was the late Abigail Bechtel. His second, Catherine Bowman, predeceased him a number of years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Philip Bender of Middleville, Mich. , and Mrs. Norman Duckworth of Calgary, Alta., six brothers, Christian of near Hespeler, Rev. I. W. Groh of Pennsylvania, Anthony of Hespeler, Jonathan of Gravenhurst, Sylvanus of Toronto, and Ervin of Dawson Creek, Yukon Territory. . 2a

      2aKitchener Daily Record 8 Mar 1941

  • 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..., 161.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 3 Feb 1876.
      25 Jan 1876 By Rev. J.L. Baumann, Freeport, David Groh of Hespeler was married to Abigail Bechtel of Blair.

    3. [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..., 734.

    4. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 20.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 010835-79.

    6. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 38.

    7. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 22.

    8. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 10.

    9. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 24 May 1851 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1871 - 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 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1876 - Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1879 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pumpmaker - 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1929 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 1941 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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