Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Mary Ann Martin

Female 1876 - 1877  (1 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Ann Martin was born 14 Apr 1876, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (daughter of Amos S. Martin and Magdalena G. Musselman); died 6 Oct 1877; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00075-4297.4


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Amos S. MartinAmos S. Martin was born 26 Sep 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (son of Rev. Peter M. Martin and Mary Snyder); died 25 Apr 1933; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00075-4300
    • Religion: 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonist
    • Religion: 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Religion: 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; farmer
    • Occupation: 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Occupation: 1891, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Laborer
    • Religion: 1891, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1901, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Laborer
    • Occupation: 1911, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Laborer, Block Layer
    • Religion: 1911, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite

    Notes:

    Amos S. Martin, "was born September 26th, 1849. On December 10th, 1872, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Isaac and Magdalena (Groff) Musselman. She was born December 25th, 1853. They reside in Elmira and have a family of eight children"


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

    Amos married Magdalena G. Musselman 10 Dec 1872. Magdalena (daughter of Isaac Musselman and Magdalena Groff) was born 25 Dec 1853, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 17 Jul 1922; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Magdalena G. Musselman was born 25 Dec 1853, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (daughter of Isaac Musselman and Magdalena Groff); died 17 Jul 1922; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Magdalena G. Martin
    • Eby ID Number: 00083-4983
    • Religion: 1911, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite

    Notes:

    Magdalena G. Musselman, "was born December 25th, 1853. She was married to Amos Martin and resides in Elmira, Ontario. They have seven children"


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

    Children:
    1. Menno Martin was born , Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Norman M. Martin was born 26 Aug 1873, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 3 Apr 1953; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Lydia Ann Martin was born 14 Jan 1876, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. 1. Mary Ann Martin was born 14 Apr 1876, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 6 Oct 1877; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. Angeline Martin was born Nov 1878, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 27 Feb 1942; was buried , Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario.
    6. Isaac M. Martin was born 21 Jul 1879, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 10 Jun 1961, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Peter Martin was born 1881, , Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. Peter Oscar Martin was born 19 Jan 1881, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 23 Mar 1965, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    9. Catharine M. Martin was born 9 Mar 1885, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 4 Dec 1974, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada; was buried , Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario.
    10. Angus Martin was born 1 Oct 1890, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    11. Annie Martin was born Jul 1895, , Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Rev. Peter M. Martin was born 30 Sep 1820, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (son of Henry Z. Martin and Catharine Miller); died 1 Dec 1902; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00075-4297
    • Residence: 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
    • Occupation: 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Religion: 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonist
    • Religion: 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Religion: 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Retired: 1901, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

    Notes:

    Rev. Peter Martin, "the eldest son of Henry and Catharine (Miller) Martin, was born in Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, September 30th, 1820. On October 17th, 1843, he was married to Mary, daughter of Christian J. and Magdalena (Shantz) Schneider. She was born December 14th, 1822. On October 31st, 1843, they moved about a mile south of Elmira, on their farm then all bush save a few acres, where they still reside. Their family consisted of six children"


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

    Peter married Mary Snyder 17 Oct 1843, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. Mary (daughter of Christian J. Schneider and Magdalena Shantz) was born 4 Dec 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 11 Jun 1916, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary SnyderMary Snyder was born 4 Dec 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (daughter of Christian J. Schneider and Magdalena Shantz); died 11 Jun 1916, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Maria Schneider
    • Name: Mary Martin
    • Eby ID Number: 00106-6141
    • Artifact: 1841; Embroidered Towel
    • Residence: 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
    • Religion: 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonist
    • Religion: 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Religion: 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite

    Notes:

    Mary Snider, "was born December 4th, 1822. On October 17th, 1843, she was married to Rev. Peter Martin. They reside a little south of Elmira"


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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    Woolwich Pioneer Passed Away

    One of the oldest residents of this district passed away on Monday in the person of Mary Martin, relict of the late Peter M. Martin. Deceased had reached the ripe old age of 93 years, 6 months and 7 days, her husband having predeceased her many years. All the children of deceased are still living, namely Henry, at Floradale, Amos, in Elmira, Eli on the old homestead south of Elmira where the deceased had lived, Mrs. Menno Good, near Elmira, Mrs. Martin Brubacher and Mrs. David Bauman, Kansas U.S. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends.

    Elmira Signet Jun 15 1916

    Children:
    1. Susannah Martin was born 1844, , Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Joannah Martin was born 28 Jul 1844, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 27 Sep 1922; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Henry S. Martin was born 18 Sep 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. 2. Amos S. Martin was born 26 Sep 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 25 Apr 1933; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. Mary Ann Martin was born 23 Jan 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    6. Eli S. Martin was born 11 Oct 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 10 Nov 1946; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Catharine Martin was born 27 Mar 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. Nancy Martin was born 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.

  3. 6.  Isaac Musselman was born 1 Sep 1833, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (son of Frederick Musselman and Anna Erb); died 4 Sep 1884, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00083-4982
    • Residence: 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
    • Occupation: 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Religion: 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Religion: 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer

    Notes:

    Isaac Musselman, "the second son of Frederick and Anna (Erb) Musselman, was born September 1st, 1833. He was first married to Magdalena Groff who was born April 8th, 1832, and died July 21st, 1856, leaving two children. After her decease he was married to Susannah, daughter of Peter and Maria (Bowman) Winger. She was born January 23rd, 1840. They resided in Elmira where he died September 4th, 1884"


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

    Isaac — Magdalena Groff. Magdalena (daughter of Andrew Groff and Annie Huber) was born 8 Apr 1832, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 21 Jul 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Magdalena Groff was born 8 Apr 1832, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (daughter of Andrew Groff and Annie Huber); died 21 Jul 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Magdalena Musselman
    • Eby ID Number: 00044-3387

    Notes:

    Magdalena Groff, "was born April 8th, 1832. She was married to Isaac Musselman, a farmer. They resided in Woolwich Township, near Elmira, where she died, July 21st, 1856, leaving a family of two children, namely Magdalena, born December 25th, 1853, and Israel, born January 10th, 1856, and died January 25th, 1872."


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

    Children:
    1. 3. Magdalena G. Musselman was born 25 Dec 1853, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 17 Jul 1922; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Israel Musselman was born 10 Jan 1856, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 25 Jan 1872; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Henry Z. Martin was born 16 Feb 1794, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania (son of Peter Martin and Anna Zimmerman); died 8 Jun 1853, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Interesting: religion, story
    • Eby ID Number: 00075-4296
    • Grave Photograph - Find A Grave: Gravestone Image
    • Occupation: 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; farmer
    • Possessions: 1853, Woolwich Township German Company Tract 086, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
    • Probate: 20 Jun 1853, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

    Notes:

    Henry Martin, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 16th, 1794, and died on his farm now in possession of his son, Elias, June 8th, 1853. He was married to Catharine, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Bricker) Miller. She was born November 4th, 1803, and died after an illness of a few months, October 2nd, 1870. They had a family of ten children"


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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    Martin Meeting House

    According to Isaac Horst, "Martins meeting house was the first of the Old Order places of worship to be built. A meeting house is reported to have been built in 1830; burial was begun in the adjoining cemetery in 1831. Martins was aptly named. The first three bishops of the area were Martins, all descended from the pioneer, Peter Martin. The land on which the house stands was formerly owned by Martins (1979: 376)." Peter Martin, Jr. purchased 220 acres of land from his brother, Henry Martin, on May 8, 1824. Apparently he set aside four acres for a meeting house and burying ground at that time. The first burial is reported to have been that of Peter Martin, Sr., who died March 2, 1831. The meeting house was enlarged in 1900.

    John Weber was the first minister, followed by Abraham W. Martin, Samuel Weber, Paul Martin, Tobias Martin and Urias Martin. At one time surrounded by countryside, the meeting house and cemetery are now completely encircled by the commercial development brought about by the rapid expansion northward of the city of Waterlo.


    Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900
    By Rosemary Ambrose

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    A-1-8 Henry Martin: The Last Will and Testament of Henry Martin, Yeoman, late of the Township of Woolwich.

    ,,,I Henry Martin, yeoman of the Township of Woolwich, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament.. First that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executors, trusty and beloved son and brother, Peter Martin and John Martin, As to my worldly estate, I will to my beloved wife Catharine, two cows out of my stock after her own choice and three beds, and if my executors see fit, they are at liberty to leave as many more beds in the possession of my beloved wife as they deem necessary, and my five stoves and pipes and as much house and kitchen furniture as she and my Executors see fit and proper, which she, my beloved wife, is to have in lieu of Dower. I further will to my beloved wife Catharine, the privilege to occupy the adjoining house and garden I now lived in on the old homestead, as long as she remains my widow. During her widowhood, she is to have as much firewood as she wants for her own use, delivered to her house, she is also at liberty to go in my orchard at all tims and take as much of all kinds of fruit as she wants for her own use and as much good merchantable wheat well ground, delivered to her house, as she wants for her own use, and three hundred pounds of good pork and fifty pounds of good beef, which is to be delivered to her house yearly. She is also to have each and every year, the interest of one hundred and fifty pounds, which are to be paid out of my farm on the old homestead, whereupon I now reside, and the cowshed that I have willed to my beloved wife are to be kept for her on my farm in good order during summer and winter so long as she remains my widow, and the old homestead my two youngest sons are to have for the consideration sum, of eight hundred pounds as soon as they have obtained the age of twenty one years, and as soon as they have obtained the said age, each of them are to have one hundred and twenty five pounds, which is to be deducted out of the said Eight hundred pounds as a part of their legacy, and should my two youngest sons not wish to have the said old homestead, my Executors are to sell, or lease, as they see fit, with the consent of my beloved wife, and of my sons. They are to deliver to my beloved wife, yearly, all the above mentioned articles, which she is to have yearly, and until my two sons have obtained the age of twenty one years, and herein after named Executors are to deliver to my beloved wife yearly fifteen bushels of potatoes, and after they have obtained the said age, they my said sons are to deliver the fifteen bushels of potatoes yearly, further that the one hundred and fifty pounds are to remain in the old homestead during my beloved widows natural life, or so long and she remains my widow, which my two sons, as aforesaid are to pay the interest of as above mentioned. The remaining four hundred pounds are to be paid as follows: in fourteen equal annual installments the first of each becomes payable three years after my said two youngest sons have obtained the age of twenty one year. Should my beloved wife die or not remain my widow when the last installment becomes due, my said sons are to have three years after the said last installment becomes due, to pay the said one hundred and fifty pounds with interest. My two youngest sons are to have along with the old homestead, the cedar swamp on lot number eighty six in Woolwich, that lies between my sons Elias and Peter's Swamp. I also give and bequeath the remainder of the whole of my real estate the proceeds there from, and my personal estate which remains in the hands of my Executors after payment of debts and other charges, to be divided unto and equally between and among all my sons and daughters, share and share alike. As soon as any of my daughters shall stand in need of house furniture, my Executors shall give each and everyone of them to the same amount as I gave my eldest daughter.

    Witnessed by Moses Springer, Elias Martin and David Martin
    Will dated 21 May 1853
    Will proved and insinuated 20 June 1853
    No Inventory rendered at the time.

    Wills of Waterloo County Register A 1853-1871, transcribed by Frances Hoffman

    Henry — Catharine Miller. Catharine (daughter of Jacob Miller and Magdalena Bricker) was born 4 Nov 1803, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania; died 2 Oct 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Catharine Miller was born 4 Nov 1803, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania (daughter of Jacob Miller and Magdalena Bricker); died 2 Oct 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Catharine Martin
    • Eby ID Number: 00079-4773
    • Grave Photograph - Find A Grave: Gravestone Image

    Notes:

    Catharine Miller, "was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, November 4th, 1803. She was married to Henry Martin who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 16th, 1794, and died in Woolwich Township, about three miles north of Waterloo, June 8th, 1853. She died October 2nd, 1870. To them was born a family of ten children"


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

    Children:
    1. 4. Rev. Peter M. Martin was born 30 Sep 1820, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1 Dec 1902; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Magdalena Martin was born 8 Dec 1822, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 6 Feb 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario.
    3. Anna Martin was born 23 Oct 1826, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 29 Mar 1885; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Elias Martin was born 19 Jul 1828, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 10 Nov 1897, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. Susannah Martin was born 27 Aug 1830, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 18 Jul 1835; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. Catharine Martin was born 29 Nov 1834, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 8 Apr 1902; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Lydia Martin was born 26 Mar 1837, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 25 Apr 1915; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Leah Martin was born 31 Oct 1838, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 5 Feb 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    9. Henry M. Martin was born 17 Nov 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 12 Dec 1915; was buried , Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    10. David M. Martin was born 27 Jun 1846, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1923; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

  3. 10.  Christian J. Schneider was born 14 Mar 1791, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania (son of Jacob Yost Schneider and Maria "Mary" Erb); died 12 Sep 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00106-6104
    • Grave Photograph - Find A Grave: Gravestone Image
    • Occupation: 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; farmer

    Christian married Magdalena Shantz 20 Mar 1814. Magdalena (daughter of Christian Shantz and Hannah Paul) was born 15 Dec 1795, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 8 Feb 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Magdalena Shantz was born 15 Dec 1795, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania (daughter of Christian Shantz and Hannah Paul); died 8 Feb 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Magdalena Schneider
    • Eby ID Number: 00110-6911
    • Grave Photograph - Find A Grave: Gravestone Image

    Notes:

    Magdalena Shantz, "was born December 15th, 1795. She was married, March 20th, 1814 to Christian J. Schneider, and died February 8th, 1867."


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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    In Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., on the 8th of February, of dropsy MAGDALENA, wife of Bro. Christian SCHNEIDER, aged 71 years, 1 month and 24 days. She was buried at Schneider's Meeting-house. Funeral sermons preached by Samuel Weber and Joseph Hege.
    E. S.


    HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 5 - May 1867 - Page 78.

    Children:
    1. Hannah Snider was born 8 Mar 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 12 Sep 1884; was buried , Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Abraham S. Snider was born 18 Aug 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Mar 1893, Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Indiana; was buried , Yellow Creek Meeting House Cemetery, Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Indiana.
    3. Joel S. Schneider was born 11 Sep 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 31 Jul 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Jacob S. Snider was born 25 Jan 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 6 Apr 1907, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. David S. Snider was born 7 Mar 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 14 Apr 1900, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. 5. Mary Snyder was born 4 Dec 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 11 Jun 1916, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Henry S. Snider was born 1 Nov 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 12 Oct 1903; was buried 14 Oct 1903, Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. John S. Snider was born 12 Nov 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 15 Oct 1877, Near Bradford P. O., Chickasaw Co., Iowa.
    9. Elizabeth Snider was born 2 Apr 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 26 May 1911; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    10. Rebecca S. Snider was born 13 Aug 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 27 Oct 1921, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    11. Magdalena Snider was born 30 Jun 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    12. Benjamin S. Snyder was born 2 Oct 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 19 Feb 1911; was buried , Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    13. Christian Snider was born 14 Sep 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 2 May 1862.

  5. 12.  Frederick Musselman was born 1793, , Germany; died 16 Jan 1852; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00083-4965
    • Land: Bef 1831, Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 007, Waterloo County, Ontario
    • Land: Bef 1831, Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 012, Waterloo County, Ontario
    • Occupation: 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; farmer

    Frederick — Anna Erb. Anna (daughter of Jacob Erb and Salome Graybill) was born 7 May 1801, , , Pennsylvania, USA; died 28 Apr 1865; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Anna Erb was born 7 May 1801, , , Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of Jacob Erb and Salome Graybill); died 28 Apr 1865; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Anna Musselman
    • Name: Nancy Erb
    • Eby ID Number: 00032-2848

    Children:
    1. Mary Erb Musselman was born 24 Mar 1824, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 12 Mar 1885, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Pioneer Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Elizabeth Musselman was born 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1828; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Anna Musselman was born 16 Jul 1826, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 27 Nov 1910; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Moses Musselman was born 1 Oct 1828, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 25 Oct 1884; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. 6. Isaac Musselman was born 1 Sep 1833, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 4 Sep 1884, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. Menno Musselman was born 1 Sep 1838, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 30 Apr 1905; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Joseph Musselman was born 1 Dec 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 5 Dec 1923; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Veronica Musselman was born 1 May 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 22 Oct 1906; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    9. Sarah Musselman was born 28 Oct 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.

  7. 14.  Andrew GroffAndrew Groff was born 18 Apr 1793, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania (son of John Graff and Annie Moyer); died 11 May 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Andreas Groff
    • Eby ID Number: 00044-3340
    • Land: Bef 1831, Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 007, Waterloo County, Ontario
    • Occupation: 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; farmer
    • Occupation: 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Religion: 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Residence: Bef 1865, Lititz, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Occupation: 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Gentleman
    • Religion: 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region: Bef 2012, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

    Notes:

    Andrew Groff, "son of John and Anna (Moyer) Graff, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April 18th, 1793. His boyhood days were spent in acquiring a business education which proved of great benefit to him in later years. At the age of seventeen he made choice of the milling business as the most pleasing to his taste. His first years of apprenticeship were served in Earl Township where he remained until 1822 when he was induced by others to seek his fortune either in the West or in Canada. Being persuaded by one Joseph Mosser and others who were on the point of leaving for Canada, to join in with their company, he came to Waterloo in the fall of 1822 and found everything most satisfactory. As he was a miller by trade, old Abraham Erb wanted him to take charge of his grist mills which he intended to do after moving to Canada. After being here a short time and making arrangements to move to Canada he started again for Pennsylvania. Arriving at home in safety and spending a few weeks in visiting friends, he then set out for his new home. He left Pennsylvania with his wife and family of four children and made the trip to Canada in seventeen days. On his arrival at Waterloo in November, 1822, he was engaged by Abraham Erb to work on the saw mill where he remained three weeks, after which he entered the employ of Mr. Shade of Galt where he remained for nearly two years, and acquired a considerable amount of cash. He then purchased 200 acres of land half way between Preston and Galt and in a few years he was the proprietor of a store, tavern, grist mill, saw mill, and distillery, from all of which he soon realized quite a fortune, becoming one of the wealthiest men in the county. In 1848 he sold this property and purchased the farm of the late David Erb, north of the town of Waterloo, now in possession of his son Jacob. During the close of his life he lived on the place now possessed by Mr. F. Scheifle, a little to the north of the town of Waterloo. Here he died May 11th, 1877. He was married in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1815, to Annie, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Reist) Huber. She was born October 15th, 1795, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, September 19th, 1865. They had a family of twelve children."

    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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    SAMUEL GROFF. PRESIDENT NORTH WEST BUTTON CO.

    Mr. Samuel Groff, though not a native born Berliner, still is a son of the fine old County of which Berlin is the chief town. He comes of Pennsylvania German stock. His grand father was Andrew Groff who learned the trade of Miller in his home state-Pennsylvania. In 1822 he came to Waterloo and after a few years spent there and at Galt, he acquired a large tract of land near Preston, where he carried on farming, saw-milling, a grist mill, store, hotel and distillery and became one of the wealthiest men in the county. His eldest son, Isaac, was the father of the subject of this sketch, who was born near Freeport in 1847. He early entered mercantile life in the late J. Hoffman's store and was one of the earlier merchants in Berlin. He was head of the firm Groff and Hymmen for many years, a house that was among the largest in the county. Several years ago, he went to Winnipeg and at present he is president of the North West Button Co.2a


    Berlin Today 1806-1906 official souvenir
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    From the Region of Waterloo Hall of Fame website.

    The name of Groff in Waterloo in the nineteenth century was associated with the raising of Shorthorn cattle.

    Andrew Groff of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, settled in 1822 on 170 acres at the location of the Galt Country Club. He later owned a grist mill, general store, tavern and a distillery. In the 1840s the family moved to Waterloo where his sons and grandsons, with outstanding success, bred and raised Shorthorn cattle.

    A Knight of Warlaby, imported from Scotland, proved to be an outstanding sire. A son, A Baron of Waterloo," in 1882 was Grand Champion at the leading Canadian show at Kingston. In 1886 he was champion at Guelph. He was then sold to the Hon. George Brown. This bull sired what was probably the best show herd in Canada, winning awards on the American and Canadian show circuits. The Groffs were justifiably proud of their reputation as Shorthorn breeders.

    Andrew married Annie Huber 1815, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Annie (daughter of Samuel Huber and Elizabeth Reist) was born 15 Oct 1795, , , Pennsylvania, USA; died 19 Sep 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Annie Huber was born 15 Oct 1795, , , Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of Samuel Huber and Elizabeth Reist); died 19 Sep 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Annie Groff
    • Eby ID Number: 00044-3340.1
    • Religion: 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite

    Children:
    1. Catharine Groff was born 23 Mar 1816, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Isaac Groff was born 2 Mar 1818, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 2 Jun 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Susannah Groff was born 13 Jul 1820, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 3 Apr 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Nancy Groff was born 5 Oct 1822, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. Andrew H. Groff, Jr. was born 26 Jul 1825, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 26 Apr 1905; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. John H. Groff was born 29 Sep 1827, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 23 Aug 1908; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Abraham Groff was born 13 Oct 1829, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 15 Feb 1885; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Martha Groff was born 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    9. 7. Magdalena Groff was born 8 Apr 1832, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 21 Jul 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    10. Jacob Groff was born 3 Apr 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 3 Nov 1920; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    11. Mary Ann Groff was born 19 Nov 1836, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 25 Feb 1907; was buried , Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario.
    12. Leah Groff was born 17 Aug 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 18 Apr 1910; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    13. Elizabeth Groff was born 24 Apr 1843, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 13 May 1843, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    14. Anna Groff was born 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.