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

Jacob Fordney

Male 1781 - 1852  (70 years)


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  • Name Jacob Fordney 
    Born 18 May 1781  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Bechtel Tract, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Name Jacob Fordney 
    Name Jacob Fortney 
    Name Jacob Furtney 
    Residence 1842  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Lived with Conrad and Elisabeth Gates.
    Eby ID Number 00035-3003 
    Died 14 May 1852  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Cause: cancer 
    Person ID I12318  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Michael Fordney,   b. Abt 1745, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine Baker,   b. Abt 1780, of, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca B. Fordney,   b. Abt 1804, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Daniel Furtney,   b. 3 Nov 1806, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1900, Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F3427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Muma,   b. CALC 4 Apr 1789,   d. 15 Dec 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Children 
     1. Lydia B. Fordney,   b. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joseph B. Fordney,   b. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Christian B. Fordney,   b. 1802, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sophia M. Fordney,   b. 26 Nov 1808, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1835, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     5. Samuel B. Fordney,   b. 1809, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Anna B. Fordney,   b. 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John B. Fortney,   b. 20 Sep 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1878, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F3428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Eve,   b. 1773, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1842  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F26158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Fordney, "son of Michael Fordney, was born in Virginia, May 18th, 1781. When a young boy his parents moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. At about the close of the last century he was married to Catharine Baker and after her decease to Elizabeth Muma who was born December 12th, 1794, and died December 15th, 1840. Some time during the beginning of the present century they, with others, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, on the west bank of the Grand River, (Their old farm is now in possession of Robert Bricknell) a little below the 'Toll Bridge' where he died May 14th, 1852. His family consisted of nine children, of whom the eldest two were born unto his first wife."


      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..., 664.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 21.
      Conrad GATES Farmer Birthplace: Germany Age 32
      Elisabeth GATES Birthplace: Canada Age 21
      Jacob GATES Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Res. born 1842
      Elisabeth GATES Birthplace: Canada Age 1
      Jacob FURTNEY Birthplace: USA Age 71
      Eve FURTNEY Birthplace: USA Age 78
      George CHOVERS Labourer Birthplace: Germany Age 32

    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, 20 May 1852 Page 21.
      Jacob Fortny Died 14 May 1852 70 years, 6 months, 13 days. Of cancer.

    4. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 26.

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister Of The German Evangelical Church, , At Green Bush, Waterloo Township, 31 Aug. 1841 To 31 Aug. 1842
      Jacob Fortney, Yeom. , Of Waterloo, To Eva Wingar, Widow, Of Wilmot. Wit. T John Pickhard, Yeom. And George Parks, Both Of Wilmot

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 21.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 May 1781 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1842 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1842 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cancer - 14 May 1852 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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