Waterloo Region Generations
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Mary Jane Erb

Mary Jane Erb[1]

Female 1848 - 1897  (48 years)

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  • Name Mary Jane Erb 
    Born 30 Sep 1848  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Name Mary Jane Scott 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Protestant 
    Residence 1872  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number 00032-2794 
    Died 3 Jan 1897  Westerville, Franklin, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Otterbein Cemetery, Westerville, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I10984  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Samuel L. Erb,   b. 13 Sep 1820, About Two Miles South-East Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Annie Kay,   b. 6 Jan 1824, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1910, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. George Scott, B.A.,   b. 1848, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Jul 1872  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6
    Children 
     1. Leonia Loretta Scott,   b. 1849,   d. 1938  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Mary Jane Erb
    Mary Jane Erb
    From a binder called Hannah's Albums, (Waterloo Region Branch, OGS Collection)

  • Notes 
    • Mary Jane Erb, "was born September 30th, 1848. She is married to George Scott, B. A. They reside in Westerville, Ohio, where he is engaged as one of the professors in the Westerville University. They have one daughter named Leonia Loretta."


      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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      The following obituary notice is taken from the Westerville (Ohio) Public Opinion. The deceased, a sister of Mr. A.H. Erb of Elmira, was well known in Waterloo where she was born and brought up:

      Mary Jane Erb-Scott, wife of Prof. George Scott, of Otterbein university, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1897, after a few hours illness. She was born in Waterloo, Canada, Sept. 30, 1849, and married May 10, 1872. In early life she became a Christian, and maintained her faith in God and her upright walk among the people until her death. She was a quiet, unassuming, yet forceful Christian woman. About ten years ago she came to Westerville with her husband and daughter, and throughout these years constantly grew in the esteem and affection of all who knew her.

      Her death was sudden, and cast a gloom over the whole village. She had been in her usual health until Sunday morning, when she expressed some degree of weakness, and kept her bed most of the forenoon. About eleven o'clock remarked to her husband that she felt sleepy and thought a little sleep would do her good. She was then left in the room for about one half hour, when her husband returned and found her unconscious and breathing with great difficulty. Physicians were immediately summoned, but no relief could be given, and she continued in her unconscious state until 4: 30 p.m. when death released her spirit from the body. While death was thus sudden it is a comfort to all to know that she was a Christian, and that she did not suffer consciously any pain.

      Her funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon in the presence of many friends, and were participated in by President Sanders and Dr. Garet, of the university, Presiding Elder Orr, of Basil, Rev. T.H. Kohr, of the Presbyterian church, Rev. N.D. Creamer, of the M.E. church, and her pastor, the writer. One brother of the deceased was present from Canada, while another brother and aged mother in Canada were in the shadows of grief.

      Six professors from the university served as pallbearers, and a quartet tendered appropriate music. Her body was placed in the vault in Otterbein cemetery. Sympathy and prayers are given the bereaved husband and daughter. She is not dead, but liveth, and we may see her again, if faithful to Him who calleth us all unto himself.

      W.G. FRIES.

      Waterloo County Chronicle 14 Jan 1897 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..., 620.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div3 pg 129.

    3. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 2 Page 15.

    4. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate Vol 26, Page 316 (1872), Scott-Erb.
      George Scott, 23, Student, res. Freeport, b. New York, , son of John and Sarah, married Mary Jane Erb, 23, res. Blair, b. Waterloo, daughter of Samuel and Ann, Witnessed by: Joseph and Simon Eshleman of Waterloo Twp., 18 July 1872 at Blair, Waterloo Twp

    5. [S2078] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo County Chronicle, Obituary of Mary Jane Erb - Scott -14 Jan 1897 pg 4.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 08 Aug 1872.
      18 Jul 1872 By Rev. Plowman, Blair, Rev. George Scott, Principal of Freeport Academy, was married to Mary Jane Erb of Waterloo Township.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1848 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Protestant - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1872 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jul 1872 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 1897 - Westerville, Franklin, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Otterbein Cemetery, Westerville, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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