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

Daniel Potter

Male 1872 - 1914  (41 years)


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  • Name Daniel Potter 
    Born 3 Oct 1872  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    House of Industry and Refuge 1875 
    Name Daniel Zehr 
    Residence 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer Son 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-114073P 
    Died 6 Aug 1914  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Wilmot Centre (Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I114073  Generations
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 

    Father Michael B. Zehr,   b. 2 Mar 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1920  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Oesch,   b. 16 Mar 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1914  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1869  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F20832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Daniel Potter,   b. 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catherine Hiltz,   b. 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F54953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Angeline Lydia Gatzenmeyer,   b. Aug 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Hilda May Potter,   b. 21 Nov 1913, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F36912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Daniel was just 3 years old when he was sent out on trial to "M. Zehr of Wellesley" one year after arriving at the Poorhouse. This Zehr family are assumed to be Michael B. Zehr (1845-1920) and Elizabeth Oesch (1849-1914). Lucinda and her brother were not sent to the same family together and were separated only after a couple of months of being in the Poorhouse together. Daniel remained with the Zehr family for the rest of his life, taking on their last name after they "adopted" him.

      Lucinda Potter - Waterloo County House of Industry and Refuge. (1875). Waterloo County House of Industry and Refuge. Retrieved 6 September 2019, from https://waterloohouseofrefuge.ca/people/inmates/lucinda-potter/

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-6 Page 10.

    2. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 31.

    3. [S245] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Wilmot Centre (Geiger) Mennonite Cemetery CC#4558.
      Daniel Potter/ Died / Aug 6 1914/ Aged 42 Yrs/ Meet Me In Heaven

    4. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 38.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 24, 1921 - Obituary of Michael B. Zehr.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Michael Zehr Born: Tp Wilmot Age: 23 Father: Michael Zehr Mother: Barbara Zehr Born: abt 1846 Spouse: Elizabeth Oesh Age: 19 born: Wilmot CO of Waterloo Father: John Oesch Mother: Barbara Oesch married 26 Oct 1869, Wilmot

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Oct 1872 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Aug 1914 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wilmot Centre (Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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