Waterloo Region Generations
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Levi Stauffer

Levi Stauffer[1, 2, 3]

Male 1839 - 1909  (70 years)

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  • Name Levi Stauffer 
    Born 19 Sep 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Gender Male 
    Interesting business, insurance, politics 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    domestic servant 
    • Lived with Moses Eshleman
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    U. Brethren 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Catholic 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00117-7395 
    Died 15 Oct 1909  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Cause: Cancer of the Stomach 6 months 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I10247  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Joseph Stauffer,   b. 15 Aug 1802, Near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Rosenberger,   b. 16 Aug 1801, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1882, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Snyder,   b. 22 Feb 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1919  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1859  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 15, 16
    Children 
     1. Matilda Joanna Stauffer,   b. 3 Sep 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lydia Ann Stauffer,   b. 14 Dec 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1949, Kelowna, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Josiah Stauffer,   b. 18 Sep 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1925, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Clementina "Clementine" "Tina" Stauffer,   b. 10 Feb 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1963, Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     5. Alfarata Stauffer,   b. 30 Jan 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1931, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. Annetta Rebecca Stauffer,   b. 28 Aug 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. ---- Stauffer,   b. Mar 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Jane Stauffer,   b. 2 Sep 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1935, Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Elsie Mina Stauffer,   b. 14 Jul 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     10. Rebecca Stauffer,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Jessie Ann Judith Stauffer,   b. 26 Jun 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Dr. Lorne Levi Stauffer,   b. 8 Mar 1880, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Burton Shank,   b. 21 Mar 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Stauffer, Levi 1839 - 1909.jpg
    Stauffer, Levi 1839 - 1909.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Levi Stauffer, "the only son of Joseph and Rebecca (Rosenberger) Stauffer, was born September 19th, 1839. He has always been engaged in the avocation of his forefathers, that of agriculture. He is the owner of two beautiful farms, one of which was his father's old homestead and the other is the old 'Beatty' or 'Hechedon' farm. He has been manager of the North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company for upwards of fifteen years, and is one of the most prominent members of the United Brethren Church. He is in sympathy with the Liberal cause of that body. On November 27th, 1859, he was married to Esther, daughter of John and Judith (Bingeman) Snider. They reside on the old homestead about two miles west of the town of Waterloo. To them was born a family of ten 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.].

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      "Levi Stauffer, who was born on a farm near Waterloo, was a farmer all his life. Stauffer was one of the founders of the North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. in 1874, and its first president. The Company started business in rented quarters in the Central Block, 16 King St. S. Waterloo. He became secretary, and later was made Manager, a position to which he was reappointed annually for thirty-three years. The company expanded from Waterloo County and eventually became a Provincial company. In a history, high tribute was paid to Stauffer's leadership, which brought the company to its leading financial position.

      Stauffer was an active member of the United Brethren Church in Kitchener and later of the Methodist Church in Waterloo"


      From Waterloo County Hall of Fame website

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      Died: In Waterloo, October 15th, 1909, Levi Stauffer Aged 70 years, 26 days. . The Funeral Will be held on Monday, October 18th, From his late residence, corner George and Herbert streets, Waterloo, to Waterloo Methodist Church for services, thence to Mt. Hope Cemetery for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. (No flowers. )

      Funeral Card


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      DEATH OF MR. LEVI STAUFFER

      Waterloo Mourns the Death of a Prominent Citizen - A Useful Public Career.

      By the death of Mr. Levi Stauffer the Town and County of Waterloo lose one of its most prominent, useful and public spirited citizens.

      Although he death was not altogether unexpected the news came as a shock to the community. A few months ago Mr. Staffer was compelled to retire from the active man ageement of the North Waterloo Farmer's Mutual Fire Ins., Co., owing to failing health. On the advice of his physicians be went to the Galt Hospital for a course of treatment for his stomach trouble, returning home again, however, some weeks later, in a weakened condition. Since that time he had been confined to his bed, gradually losing ground, in spite of skillful medical attention and the most careful nursing until the end at three o'clock on Friday afternoon when he slept peacefully away. The immediate cause of death was cancer of the stomach. His illness which extended ever some three months deceased bore with Christian fortitude and resignation.

      Deceased who was the son of the late Joseph Stauffer, was born in the township of Waterloo on the old homestead two miles west of Waterloo, in the year 1838. Here he was brought up and received a public school education such as was furnished in those early days and which he supplemented with reading and the study of municipal and other public questions on his own account. In Nov. 1859 he was married to Esther Snider, daughter of John Snider, Bloomingdale, and the newly married couple made their home with their parents, Mr. Levi Stauffer operating the farm on shares with his father for three years at the end of which period he took it over himself. From that time until nine years ago he carried on the occupation of farming, having a model farm, and the reputation of being one of the most up-to date and successful farmers in the county. On his removal to Waterloo in 1900 he sold the farm to his son, Josiah, present deputy reeve of Waterloo township and assistant manager the North Waterloo Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

      The late Mr. Stauffer had a long active and useful career which has been closely identified with the public life of the county in the early seventies he served several terms in the Waterloo Township Council, later representing the township of Waterloo and the village of Hespeler as deputy reeve in the County Council under the old act, He also for a time held the position of treasurer of Waterloo township. On his removal to Waterloo in 1900 Mr. Stauffer at once manifested a keen interest in the town's public affairs serving the years in the Town Council and al so on the Sewer Commission. Ile was also a member of the Waterloo Board of Trade and for the past ten years has been a member of the executive of the North Waterloo Reform Association.

      In religion the late Mr. Stauffer was a United Brethren (Liberal) in the counsels of which body he was prominent for many years. Since the union with the Congregationals some years ago, however, he has identified himself with the Waterloo Methodist church.

      In politics he was a staunch Liberal. A good platform speaker, he was a prominent figure in many political battle.

      In later years deceased devoted most of his time to the management the North Waterloo Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance of which he was the promoter and organizer in the year 1874. He was elected its first President and afterwards. Managing Director which position he filled with great success up to the time of his death. He was of a bright and jovial disposition with a well known relish for a good story of which he had an unlimited supply, and kept himself well informed in the questions of the day by constant reading.

      Deceased is survived by a wife and two sons and sever daughters, viz. Lydia Ann, Mrs. Ezra Shantz, a home, Josiah, Waterloo, Clementina Mrs. Ephraim Groff, Milford, Iowa. Annetta, Mrs. Chas. Moore, Caro, Mich; Alfretta, Mrs. James B. Mitchell; Ella, Mrs. Irvin C. Hallman. Waterloo; Jessie Ann, Mrs. Eldon C. Hallman, Waterloo, Dr. L. L., New Dundee, Mary Jane, Mrs. Herbert J. Lackner, Linwood. One sister, Mrs. Jonas B. Snider, Blooming sale also survives.

      The funeral of the late Levi Stauffer held on Monday afternoon was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and fellow-citizens who gathered to pay a last tribute to the departed. After a brief service at the residence conducted by Rev. Mr. Elliott, the funeral cortege proceeded to the Methodist church where the pastor Rev. R. J Elliott, preached an appropriate sermon. He made reference to the upright qualities of the deceased, is unfailing genial good nature and his efforts towards bettering and assisting the various organizations with which he was identified and also his deep interest in public affairs in which he gave liberally of his time and energy. The choir rendered special music appropriate to the occasion.

      The remains were laid to rest in Mount Hope cemetery Many beautiful floral offerings attested to the respect in which deceased was held. The rail-beater were the members of the Board of Directors of the [the rest missing]

      The Chronicle Telegraph 21 Oct 1909 pg 4

  • 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..., 334.

    2. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011908-86.
      Josiah Stauffer, 23, occ. Farmer, b. Waterloo Twp., res. Waterloo Twp., son of Levi Stauffer and Esther Snyder married Isabella M. Wilson, 26, b. Waterloo Twp., res. Waterloo Twp., daughter of Isaac Wilson and Mary McCloy, Witnessed by: E.W. and Mary E. Wilson both of Waterloo Twp., 15 December 1886 in Waterloo Twp.

    3. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 14673-97.
      Irvin C. Hallman, 23, occ. Occ. Farmer, b. Waterloo twp., res. New Dundee, s/o John S. & Mary, married Elsie M. Stauffer, 23, b. Waterloo twp., res. same, d/o Levi & Esther, witn: H. J. Lackner of New Dundee & Mary Stauffer of Waterloo twp., 22 Dec 1897 at New Dundee

    4. [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..., 514.

    5. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-4 Page 8.

    6. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Levy Stauffer aged 20 of Waterloo Twp., born Waterloo Twp. son of Joseph Stauffer and Barbara Rosenberger married 27 nov 1859 to Esther Snyder aged 25 res Waterloo Twp daughter of John Snyder and Sarah Bingeman.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 24.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 12.

    9. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Levi Stauffer/ born Sept. 19, 1839/ died Oct. 15, 1909/ aged 70 yrs. 26 d./ Esther Snyder/ his wife/ died Sept. 2, 1919/ aged/ 85 yrs. 6 mos. 11 dys./ at rest/ Stauffer/

    10. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 38.

    11. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 4 Page 23.

    12. [S2192] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Sentinel - 1909-1912, Obituary of Levi Stauffer - Oct 19 1909 pg 1.

    13. [S2222] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township (North) - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 16.

    14. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 48.

    15. [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..., 515.

    16. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Liny Staufer, 20, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, son of Joseph and Barbara (Rosenberger), married 27 Nov 1859 Esther Snyder, 25, res. Waterloo, b. Germany, daughter of John and Sarah (Bingeman)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - domestic servant - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Nov 1859 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U. Brethren - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Catholic - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Brethren - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cancer of the Stomach 6 months - 15 Oct 1909 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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