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

Isaac Urmy

Male 1795 - 1841  (45 years)


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  • Name Isaac Urmy 
    Born 1 Dec 1795  Of, Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00125-7611 
    Died 13 Apr 1841  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Person ID I10811  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Henry Urmy,   b. 1 Apr 1756, Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1803  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Langenecker,   b. CA 1756, Of, Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isaac Urmy, "was born December 1st, 1795. He came to Canada in 1820 and first resided at Dundas where he was engaged at his trade (tanning). Soon after his brother-in-law had moved to Bridgeport, Ontario, Mr. Urmy left Dundas and wended his way to Bridgeport where he then made his home with Mr. Wm. Tyson. For quite a number of years he was engaged at sundry works at Bridgeport. He strongly urged the erection of a tannery on the lot now possessed by Adam Birnstihl, but parties not favoring his project, later on assisted Mr. Wissler to erect his tannery at Lexington. Mr. Urmy was never married and died at the home of his sister, Barbara (Mrs. Wm. Tyson), April 30th, 1841."


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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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

  • 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..., 554.

    2. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Erected / to the memory of / Isaac Urmy / who departed this life / the 13th of April 1841 / in the 16th year of his age

    3. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 7 May 1841 Page 19.
      Died 30 Apr 1841 In Bridgeport, from a stroke, Isaak Urmy, born in Pennsylvania, died at age 45 yrs, 4 months & 29 dys. The deceased lived for many years in this area; and was loved and respected by all. (Details follow)

    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..., 555.

    5. [S17] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Der Morgenstern (1839-1841), Obituary of Isaac Urmy - 6 May 1841.
      Isaac Urmy died in Bridgeport, Waterloo Township in his 45th year, of apoplexy. Last Sunday, his remains were committed to earth in the graveyard of Benjamin Eby's meeting-house, on which occasion Preacher Benjamin Eby is said to have made an appropriate speech. The uncertainty of human life has seldom been shown in a more moving fashion than in the death of the deceased in question. By nature, he is said to have been as fit as a fiddle and had never been ill. Despite this, the seed of death was to be found in his body. By nature, a full-blooded human being, he was more prone to apoplexy than those who are not. His illness lasted 17 days, during which time he is said to have not eaten one spoonful. He did not complain of any pain (so we are told) - but almost constantly had to struggle against an unnatural desire to sleep which no doubt originated from a stoppage of blood and was quite a nature consequence of his illness. But, what does it help to speculate about his illness? He is now to be found among the pale nations of the dead, where he will rest until the trumpet sounds - awake, you who are dead!

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1795 - Of, Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Apr 1841 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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