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

Abraham B. Stauffer[1]

Male Abt 1816 - 1835  (~ 19 years)


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  • Name Abraham B. Stauffer 
    Born Abt 1816  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00117-7368 
    Died 1835  [2
    Buried Kinzie-Bean Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I10174  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    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

  • Notes 
    • Abraham B. Stauffer, "died, aged about 20 years."

      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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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      VILLAGE OF DOON


      The Old Graveyard-A Startling Revelation The Ferry Bros., Estate-Fred Beck, the Father of Doon.

      In my notes on the old Kinsey graveyard, last week, I neglected to mention a thrilling episode connected with it some forty years ago. A grave, which had contained the remains of one, Abraham Stauffer, for many years, was found to have sunk down several inches. The discovery caused quite a sensation throughout the neighborhood, and the supposition at once gained currency that graveyard ghouls had been at work. A number of neighbors assembled at the graveyard and proceeded to open the grave for the purpose of ascertaining for certain whether the abode of the dead had actually been invaded by body-snatchers, and the diabolical theft committed. As the exhumers reached bottom the horrible. fact was revealed. Nothing remained but a few locks of hair and particles of the burial garments. The theft of the skeleton was evidently the ghastly work of some ambitious doctor, who sought to adorn his office closet with the necessary material for anatomical demonstration. Another incident connected with this burying ground that formed an exciting topic of neighborhood gossip, was the interment of several victims of the cholera, which visited this section in 1828. The deadly epidemic was brought in by a circus that pitched its tents in Galt some time during that year.

      Waterloo County Chronicle 17 Mar 1898, p. 8

  • 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..., 510.

    2. [S186] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kinzie-Bean CC#5424 Internet Link .
      Erected To/ The Memory Of/ Abraham Stauffer/ Son Of Abraham And ____ ______STAUFFER/ Who Died_______20, 1835 Aged_______/ [eroded, May 2011] Abraham [B] Salome [C] A.S.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1816 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kinzie-Bean Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region. Ontario Link to Google Earth
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