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

Isaac W. Martin

Male 1815 - 1879  (64 years)


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  • Name Isaac W. Martin 
    Born 9 Feb 1815  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Business Mill Creek (North Dumfries Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Martin's Mill 
    Interesting accident, story 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miller 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Miller 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune 1879  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed driving a hay wagon 
    Eby ID Number 00075-4608 
    Died 8 Jul 1879  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Cause: Fracture of Neck 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I11558  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Abraham B. Martin,   b. 30 Jul 1788, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Barbara Weaver,   b. Abt 1790, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena High,   b. 20 Feb 1815, Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1892, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1839  Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Amos Martin,   b. 9 Oct 1842,   d. 23 Mar 1844  (Age 1 years)
     2. Barbara Martin,   b. 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Martin,   b. 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Philip Martin,   b. 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Martin,   b. 16 Jun 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Margaret Martin,   b. 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Magdalena Martin,   b. 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Isaac H. Martin,   b. 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Sarah Louisa Martin,   b. CALC 26 Jun 1859, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1925, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F3242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1815 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Martin's Mill - - Mill Creek (North Dumfries Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Feb 1839 - Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed driving a hay wagon - 1879 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Fracture of Neck - 8 Jul 1879 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Isaac W. Martin, "the eldest son in the family, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died in the town of Galt, Ontario. He was married to Magdalena High who died some years ago. They had a family of eight children. The name of one son has been 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.].

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      Fatal Accident in Galt - An Old Resident Instantly Killed

      A very sad accident happened in Galt on Tuesday afternoon last, about 5 o'clock, whereby an old and well known resident, Mr. Isaac Martin, was instantly killed. The deceased has been teaming about the town for many years, and on the afternoon in question went to remove a small load of hay from the lower part of the Central School grounds to the residence of Mr. Thos. Dalgleish. After loading the hay on the wagon, Mr. Martin got on top of it and drove to the gate leading out of the grounds, which was opened for him by Mr. Dalgleish, who also closed it after him, and then turned round and went up the hill towards his own residence, so as to be ready to meet Mr. Martin at his stable. What followed after the unfortunate deceased drove through the gate is merely a matter of conjecture, as no one saw the accident happen; but some parties passing the spot a few minutes afterwards found Mr. Martin lying on the ground insensible, but still breathing. He was instantly raised from the ground, but he barely gasped a dozen times before his spirit took its flight. His team meanwhile had run towards Concession Street, where it was stopped. As we have said before, it is impossible to state for a certainty how the accident happened, but there being quite a sharp descent from the sidewalk which he had to cross after passing through the gate to the street it is conjectured that he must have overbalanced himself and fallen headlong form the top of the load to the ground, a distance of some six or seven feet. Upon an after examination by Dr. Vardon, it was found that his neck had been broken by the fall. The remains were at once removed to his late residence, Market Street, where they were afterwards viewed by a Jury empanelled by Dr. Philip to inquire into the cause of death. After hearing the evidence, the Jury returned a verdict of "accidental death."

      The deceased had been a resident of Galt and neighborhood for many years, and was formerly a resident of the Township of Waterloo, where he carried on farming. He was for some years the proprietor of "Martin's Mill," - now carried on by Mr. Austin - on Mill creek, about three miles from this town. This venture not proving successful, however, he moved into the town, where he has since resided. He was an industrious, honest man, and his fearfully sudden death has cast quite a gloom over his large circle of friends and acquaintances.2a

      Galt Reporter Jul 11 1879 pg 2.jpg

  • 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..., 67.

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

    3. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 4.

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 11 Page 87.

    5. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      [East] Isaac MARTIN/ born Feb. 9th 1815,/ died July 8th 1879/ Magdalena HIGH/ his wife/ born Feb. 20th 1815,/ died Jan. 3rd 1892/ Amos/ their son/ born Oct. 9th 1842,/ died March 23rd 1844/ When the weary ones we love/ enter on that rest above!/ when their words of love and cheer/ fall no longer on our ear:/ hush! be every murmur dumb,/ it is only "till He come"/ MARTIN/

    6. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 014814 (1879).
      Name:Isaac Martin Gender:Male Age:64 Religion:Presbyterian Birth Date:abt 1815 Birth Place:Lancaster Cpimtu Pennsylvania, USA Death Date:8 Jul 1879 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death:Fracture of Neck

    7. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 9 Mar 1839:11.
      26 Feb 1839 Jacob Gross, teacher m. Isaac Martin, Waterloo Tp, & Magdalena Hoch, Clinton Tp.