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

Lydia Ellenbaum[1]

Female 1813 - 1874  (61 years)

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Lydia Ellenbaum 
    Born 1813  Tremont, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1861  Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    House of Industry and Refuge 1871  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Inmate of Poor House 
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House of Industry and Refuge 1874 
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    The House of Industry and Refuge. In 1868, 141 acres was purchased on Frederick Street in Berlin (now Kitchener) and the house opened on June 15, 1869. The original building housed 100 and operated as an industrial farm, which raised crops and livestock. The residents worked for their keep if possible, those most did not. The House eventually became a strictly a residence of the aged and later relocated and renamed Sunnyside.
    Name Lydia Stauffer 
    Name Lydia Stauffer 
    Eby ID Number 00117-7355.1 
    Died 12 May 1874  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Epilespy 
    Buried House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I10110  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Samuel Ellenbaum,   b. 1790, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Maria "Polly" Gensemer,   b. 13 Nov 1791, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F12282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    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 
    • In "Descendants Meet Again, Two Centuries Later" by Deborah Gilbert in the Ontario Genealogical Society's Magazine "Families" Feb 2009, it states, Lydia was taken to an asylum in Berlin, Waterloo Co where she died. Her husband was Joel Eli Stauffer

      ____________________

      Lydia was the daughter of Samuel Ellenbaum and Polly Geismer

  • 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. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 3.

    3. [S1848] House of Industry and Refuge Burial Register - Kitchener.
      Lydia Shauffer 12 May 1874 64 Cause: Epilespy Tier 2 Grave 7

    4. [S2433] Census - Canada - 1861, Canada, Ontario, Bruce, Kinloss Township Roll: C-1011.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1813 - Tremont, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Kinloss Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - 1871 - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inmate of Poor House - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Epilespy - 12 May 1874 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth