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Jacob Sherk[1]
Male 1795 - 1834


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  • Birth  18 Aug 1795  , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Epidemic  6 Aug 1834  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cholera 
    Eby ID Number  00101-5612 
    Died  6 Aug 1834  Near Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Cause: cholera 
    Buried  Breslau Mennonite (Cressman's) Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I4400  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Father  Joseph Schoerg,   b. 3 Feb 1769, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1855, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Betzner,   b. Abt 1773, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1379  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah Bechtel,   b. 24 Oct 1799, , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1874 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Sherk,   b. 7 Jul 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1898
     2. James Shirk,   b. 9 May 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph Shirk,   b. 25 May 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Shirk,   b. 7 Oct 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Shirk,   b. 26 Feb 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. David Sherk,   b. 2 Nov 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1834
     7. Catharine Sherk,   b. 1 Apr 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Hannah Sherk,   b. 2 Feb 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Ezra Sherk,   b. 11 Feb 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Sarah Sherk,   b. 11 Aug 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Jacob Shirk,   b. 2 Jul 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F1397  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Sherk, "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"1a

      1aBiographical 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..., 241.

    2. [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..., 235.

    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..., 215.

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Cressman Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      J.S. / 1834

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 31.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Aug 1795 - , , Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEpidemic - Cholera - 6 Aug 1834 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite (Cressman's) Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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