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

Rev. Peter Niles Holm[1, 2]

Male 1808 - 1883  (74 years)


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  • Name Peter Niles Holm 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 25 Sep 1808  Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building Abt 1850  4860 Townline Rd, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 3 story stone mill first begun as a sawmill in 1850 by Peter Holm, later Lewis Kribs became owner and ran as a flour and grist mill.
    Occupation 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Tunker 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Grist & Saw Miller 
    WaterlooTownship-HolmsMill.jpg
    WaterlooTownship-HolmsMill.jpg
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Grist and Saw Miller 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Dunker 
    Eby ID Number 00056-3837 
    Died 10 Apr 1883  East Of Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I10040  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Niehls P. "Nelson" Holm,   b. 19 Oct 1774, Copenhagen, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1865, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Anna Catharine Philips,   b. 7 Nov 1785, Hamburg, , Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1858  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F2897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Gingerich,   b. 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. David Holm,   b. 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Peter G. Holm,   b. 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Holm,   b. Abt 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine Ann Holm,   b. 21 Mar 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1924  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1769  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catharine Groh,   b. 25 Nov 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 May 1877  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Peter Niles Holm, "was born September 25th, 1808. He was a minister and bishop of the denomination known as the River Brethren. He was highly esteemed by both his and other religious denominations, and was an active worker in the cause of winning souls for the kingdom of God. He was first married to Susannah Gingerich and after her decease to Catharine Groh, widow of the late Abraham Witmer. They resided a little east of Hespeler where he died April 10th, 1883. His family consisted of four children, all of his first wife"


      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.].

  • 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..., 685.

    2. [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..., 732.

    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..., 807.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011541-77.
      Peter HOLM, 68, widower, minister, Canada, Waterloo, s/o Niels P. HOLM & Ana Catharine HOLM, married Catharine WITMER, 63, widow, Canada, Puslinch, d/o John & Susanah GROH, wtn: David HOLM & Ann HOLM both of Puslinch, 27 May 1877 at Puslinch

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 7 Household Number 32.

    6. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 7.

    7. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 2 Page 10.

    8. [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..., 806.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1808 - Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Abt 1850 - 4860 Townline Rd, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Tunker - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 May 1877 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grist & Saw Miller - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grist and Saw Miller - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunker - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1883 - East Of Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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