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

Dennis Devitt

Male 1813 - 1880  (66 years)


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  • Name Dennis Devitt 
    Born 18 Aug 1813  , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1837  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00030-2343 
    Died 1 Jun 1880  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 10
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I12819  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2022 

    Father Dennis Devitt,   b. Abt 1790, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Martin,   b. Abt 1790, of, Sussex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Keller,   b. 29 Jan 1819, , York Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 May 1837  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 9
    Children 
     1. David Devitt,   b. 7 Jan 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age < 62 years)
     2. Joseph Devitt,   b. 19 Aug 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1878  (Age 39 years)
     3. Moses Devitt,   b. 16 Jun 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1931  (Age 89 years)
     4. Elizabeth "Betsy" Devitt,   b. 17 Feb 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Dennis K. Devitt,   b. 27 Nov 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1934  (Age 89 years)
     6. William Devitt,   b. 9 Oct 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     7. Barbara Devitt,   b. 20 Oct 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age 72 years)
     8. Magdalena Devitt,   b. 12 Aug 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 85 years)
     9. John K. Devitt,   b. 9 Jun 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1935, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     10. Rev. Isaac K. Devitt,   b. 26 Sep 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 71 years)
     11. Aaron K. Devitt,   b. 17 Nov 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1947, Whitby, Whitby Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     12. Sarah Devitt,   b. 25 Sep 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Emily Devitt,   b. 3 Feb 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 20 May 2022 
    Family ID F3544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dennis Devitt, "the fourth son of his father, Dennis, was born in New Jersey, August 18th, 1813. After his mother returning to New York State, his father had him placed with David Shantz who resided near Berlin, on the farm now possessed by David Shuh. Here he was raised and on May 2nd, 1837, he was married to Magdalena Keller who was born January 27th, 1819. After his marriage he resided for over a year with Mr. and Mrs. David Shantz, his foster-parents. In 1838 they moved on their farm, four miles west of Berlin, on the Petersburg Road, where they resided for thirty-six years. Then he sold the farm to the late Samuel S. Shantz and moved to Berlin where his widow still resides. He died June 1st, 1880. They were blessed with a family of thirteen children, all of whom became of age"


      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..., 530.

    2. [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..., 840.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 28.
      Dennis DAVITT Farmer Birthplace: Canada Age 39 Evangelical b. 18-Aug
      Magdalena DAVITT Birthplace: USA Age 34 Evangelical b. 4-Feb
      David DAVITT Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 15 Evangelical b. 7-Jan
      Joseph DAVITT Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 13 Evangelical b. 19-Aug
      Moses DAVITT Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 11 Evangelical b. 8-Jun
      Elisabetha DAVITT Birthplace: Canada Age 8 Evangelical b. 10-Feb
      Dennis DAVITT Birthplace: Canada Age 7 Evangelical b. 6-Nov
      William DAVITT Birthplace: Canada Age 6 Evangelical b. 15-Oct
      Barbara DAVITT Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Evangelical b. 30-Sep
      Magdalena DAVITT Birthplace: Canada Age 2 Evangelical b. 24-Aug

    4. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 26.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Jul 1880.
      July 1, 1880 Dennis Devitt died in Berlin at age of 66 years, 10 months and 13 days.

    6. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 3 Page 17.

    7. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 4 May 1837:21.
      2 May 1837 Benjamin Eby m. Dennis Devitt to Magdalena Keller, both of Waterloo Township.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 28.

    9. [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..., 531.

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Jul 1880.
      July 1, 1880 Dennis Devitt died in Berlin at age of 66 years, 10 months and 13 days.

    11. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1813 - , New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1837 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 May 1837 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1880 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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