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

Abraham Stauffer[1]

Male 1788 - 1860  (71 years)


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  • Name Abraham Stauffer 
    Born 1 Aug 1788  Near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building Abt 1815  393 Tilt Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    log house built 
    • Research on the house as home of Abraham Stauffer, built about 1815 and therefore the oldest house in Kitchener, Ontario1a

      1aNicholas Hill, Heritage Impact Assessment, Wildwood Neighbourhood, Doon South Community, City of Kitchener, Hill, Architect Planner, and Green Scheels Pidgeon Planning Consultants. November 1996.
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Lot 06, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    House Bef 1851  7 Fischer Court, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Log - 2 story 
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Lived with son Joseph B. Stauffer.
    Eby ID Number 00117-7354 
    Died 29 Apr 1860  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I10106  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Abraham Stauffer,   b. Nov 1748, Of Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Zug,   b. Abt 1750, Of Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1780  [6
    Family ID F279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Biehn,   b. 1785, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869  (Age 84 years) 
    Children 
     1. Joel Eli "Eli" Stauffer,   b. 1809, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1887, Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Elizabeth Stauffer,   b. 28 Apr 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Nancy Stauffer,   b. 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. John Stauffer,   b. 3 May 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1898, Elkton, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Abraham B. Stauffer,   b. Abt 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835  (Age ~ 19 years)
     6. Joseph B. Stauffer,   b. CALC 23 Nov 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1853, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     7. Catherine Stauffer,   b. 5 Sep 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1854  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F2918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Stauffer, "was born August 1st, 1788. When a young man he was married to Catharine, daughter of John and Barbara (Freed) Biehn. She was born in 1785 and died in 1869. They resided on the farm now owned by Mr. Bear, near Doon, Ontario, where they raised their family. He died about the year 1858. To them were born 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.].

      Abraham's birth is also given as 8th January, 1788.

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      A-2-70 Abraham Stauffer The Last Will and Testament and Codicils of Abraham Stauffer the elder, late of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, who died on or about the 29th April 1860 at the Township of Waterloo, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at the Township of Waterloo, was proved and registered in the said Surrogate Court, a true copy of which said Last Will and Testament and codicils are hereunder written, and that the administration of all and singular the personal estate and effects rights and credits of the said deceased and any way concerning his will was granted…to David Gingrich of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, and Jacob Hagey of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, Executors named in the said will and codicils…

      …I, Abraham Stauffer Senior…I will and order that my funeral, testamentary and other expenses and all my just debts be paid by my Executors hereinafter appointed, out of my estate so soon after my decease as practicable, and all the money and other effect due and payable to my Estate be collected and all my personal or other property that I may be possessed of at my decease shall be sold and made into money as soon as conveniently can be done and to the best advantage of my estate by my Executors…I will and order that all my children shall be made alike and equal in accounts in my Family Book, as may be seen reference being had thereto. I give, devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal and mixed of which I shall be seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease to all my children and their heirs share and share alike, as follows, that is to say to my son Eli and his heirs one equal share thereof, to my son John and his heirs one equal share thereof, to the heirs of my son Joseph deceased one equal share thereof, and to the heirs of my daughter Katherine deceased late the wife of Joel Good, one equal share thereof. I will and order that my Executors shall pay to my heirs as above stated their several shares (in part) at the time or times my Executors shall collect and receive the same. And I do hereby constituted, nominate and appoint my son-in-law David Gingrich and my friend Jacob Hagey, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament…

      Codicil (1) : I, Abraham Stauffer, named as the Testator in the will within contained do hereby make this present Codicil which I do order and direct, shall be taken as a part of my written Last Will and Testament, and which will, in all respects excepting wherein it is altered or changed by this Codicil do hereby republish and confirm I hereby give and bequeath to my Grandson William Stauffer, the son of my son Eli Stauffer, the sum of two hundred dollars which I have this day paid to him, without interest, and which said two hundred dollars I will and order shall be deducted out of and from the share of my son Eli Stauffer…

      Codicil (2) I, Abraham Stauffer named as the Testator in the Will to which this is attached or annexed do hereby make this present Codicil which I do order and direct shall be take as a part of my annexed Last Will and Testament, and which Will, in all respects, excepting wherein it is altered or changed by this Codicil, and another Codicil bearing the date the 20th November 1855, do hereby republish and confirm; I will and order that the share given to my son Eli Stauffer shall not be paid to him as mentioned in my will but my Executors shall retain his share in their hands and pay him so much thereof from time to time out of said share, as they, my Executors shall in their wisdom see that he actually stands in need of and at the decease of my said son eli, the share or part of share as shall there be remaining in the hands of my Executors, shall be equally divided among the children of my son Eli, share and share alike. I will and order that my Grandson William Stauffer shall pay the two hundred dollars mentioned in my first Codicil as shall be hereinafter mentioned that is to say, it shall be divided into as many shares as my son Eli has lawful children and my Grandson William Stauffer shall pay to each of the said respective children one share, commencing to pay the eldest one year after my decease and so on down to the youngest child, one share yearly and every year until they are all paid in full without interest. But I further will and order that should my son Eli make a Will and deduct two hundred dollars out of the share of my Grandson William, and that in such case he is debarred from receiving from his Father's estate his full share. Then I will and order that he shall not pay the said two hundred dollars as aforesaid to his brothers & sisters…

      Witnessed by Abraham Gingrich and William Tilt
      Will dated 14th March 1855
      Proved 22nd May 1860
      Died 29th April 1860
      Codicils witnessed by Abraham Gingrich and William Tilt
      First Codicil dated 20th November 1855
      Second Codicil dated 14th February 1859

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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..., 710.

    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..., 508.

    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..., 252.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 14.

    5. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 54.

    6. [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..., 502.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Aug 1788 - Near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - log house built - Abt 1815 - 393 Tilt Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Lot 06, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - Log - 2 story - Bef 1851 - 7 Fischer Court, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1860 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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