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

Joel Eli "Eli" Stauffer[1]

Male 1809 - 1887  (78 years)


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  • Name Joel Eli "Eli" Stauffer 
    Born 1809  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Name Eli Stauffer 
    Eby ID Number 00117-7355 
    Died 10 Jul 1887  Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I10109  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Abraham Stauffer,   b. 1 Aug 1788, Near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Catharine Biehn,   b. 1785, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F2918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Ellenbaum,   b. 1813, Tremont, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1874, House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Stauffer,   b. 25 Dec 1830, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1922, Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. William Stauffer,   b. 28 Aug 1834, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1911, Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Samuel Stauffer,   b. 1835, Of, Lucknow, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Nancy Stauffer,   b. CA 1835, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)
     5. Maria Stauffer,   b. 3 Sep 1837, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1913, Carberry, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Joel Stauffer,   b. 1840, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hannah Stauffer,   b. 1842, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. John Stauffer,   b. 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911  (Age 63 years)
     9. Eli Wesley Stauffer,   b. 1852, Of, Lucknow, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1906, , Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     10. Catherine Louise Stauffer,   b. 16 Aug 1854, Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1937, Hadley, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Eli Stauffer, "is married to Lydia Ellenbaum. They reside at Lucknow, Bruce County, Ontario, where he followed farming for many years but now lives retired."

      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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      Joel Eli Stauffer was one of the first settlers in Kinloss in 1850 that settled on the "Free Grants". Stauffer is acknowledged as the first man to ever cross the Township of Kinloss.

      Township of Huron-Kinloss, Ontario, Canada - Kinloss. (2016). Huronkinloss.com. Retrieved 11 May 2016, from https://www.huronkinloss.com/kinloss.cfm

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      The number of settlers that came into the county in 1850 was largely in excess of the preceding year. As these settled principally on " free grant " lands, it is but fair to assume that the advantageous character of the offer made by the Crown was becoming widely known and realized. The greater portion of these settlers found farms to their satisfaction in either Brant or Kincardine, while a few passed into Kinloss, which in 1850 received its first inhabitants, who settled in the vicinity of "the Black Horse," among them being Joel Eli Stauffer, Thomas Hodgins, Thomas Smith, John and William Shel- ton and others. A fair number of settlers located on the Lake Ranges in Huron and Kincardine, largely attracted by the advantage offered of water communication, which gave ready access from the first. Arran received its first settler in this year in the person of Henry Boyle, a squatter who located on his lot in advance of the survey of the township

      Full text of "The history of the county of Bruce and of the minor municipalities therein, Province of Ontario, Canada". (2016). Archive.org. Retrieved 11 May 2016, from https://archive.org/stream/countybruce00robeuoft_djvu.txt

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      The name Joel Eli is given in the History of the County of Bruce and no where else. It is probably in error and should be just Eli.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 2206 (1887).
      Eli Stauffer, d. 10 Jul 1887 Kinloos, Bruce, aged 77y, farmer, b. Ontario. cause: pneumonia (8 days)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1809 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jul 1887 - Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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