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

Maria W. "Polly" Horst[1, 2]

Female 1826 - 1895  (68 years)


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  • Name Maria W. "Polly" Horst 
    Born 30 Sep 1826  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Maria W. "Polly" Esch 
    Name Maria W. "Polly" Koenig 
    Name Polly Horst 
    Residence 1846  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonist 
    Eby ID Number 00058-3909 
    Died 26 Sep 1895  [3
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1102  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Christian Horst,   b. 4 Jul 1803, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1879, East Of Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Eva M. Wanner,   b. 24 Sep 1809, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Family ID F744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Michael Esch,   b. 3 Mar 1821, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1877  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1846  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Daniel Esch,   b. 9 Nov 1848, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1865  (Age 16 years)
     2. Christian Heinrich Esch,   b. 1 Aug 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1922, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Menno Esch,   b. 5 Jul 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Mary Magdalene "Magdelene" Esch,   b. 9 Nov 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1913, Moorefield, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Mary Esch,   b. 1855, Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Susanah Esch,   b. 30 Dec 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1866  (Age 6 years)
     7. Peter Esch,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Esch,   b. 2 Jul 1864, Salem, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 65 years)
     9. Hannah Esch,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Amos Esch,   b. 15 Apr 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Joseph Esch,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Alexander Esch,   b. 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 George Koenig,   b. 1833, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Feb 1883  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1826 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Dec 1846 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Feb 1883 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Polly Horst, "was first married to Michael Esch and after his decease she was married to George Koenig. They reside in Peel Township, Wellington County, near Yatton P.O., where he is engaged in farming. She has a large family but names of children were not received"


      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. [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..., 820.

    2. [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..., 557.

    3. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      Zum Andenken an/ Maria/ Ehefrau von/ Georg Koenig/ gest Sept. 26,1895/ Alter 68 Jahr 11/ Monat 26 Tage/

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Polly Esh Born: Dumfries Tp Ont Age: 56 Father: Christian Horst Mother: Eva Horst Born: abt 1827 Spouse: George King Age: 49 born: Germany Father: Jacob King Mother: Elisabeth King married 6 Feb 1883
      Koenig is mispelled as King.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 21.

    6. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 12.

    7. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Jacob Huttner - Minister of The Lutheran Evangelical Church In The Village of Preston report 65.
      Michael Esch, married Maria Horst, both of Woolwich. 22 Dec. 1846