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

David Devitt[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1838 - Bef 1901  (< 62 years)


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  • Name David Devitt 
    Born 7 Jan 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 13
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1873  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Occupation 1881  Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00030-2344 
    Died Bef 1901 
    Person ID I12820  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Dennis Devitt,   b. 18 Aug 1813, , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother 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  [4, 5, 17, 18
    Family ID F3544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Hallman,   b. 31 Jul 1846, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1906, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
     1. Myra Devitt,   b. 1 Aug 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Barbara Shantz,   b. 12 Apr 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1879  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1860  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10, 13, 19, 20, 21
    Children 
     1. Harriet Devitt,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1879  (Age 18 years)
     2. Samuel Devitt,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Devitt,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Susannah Devitt,   b. 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Josiah Devitt,   b. 23 Oct 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Barbara M. Devitt,   b. 15 Feb 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1932  (Age 59 years)
     7. David Devitt,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F3545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Susannah Shantz,   b. 8 Mar 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1886, Near Port Elgin, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Children 
     1. Isaiah S. Devitt,   b. 26 Dec 1881, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1869, , Presque Isle, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F3546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David Devitt, "was born January 7th, 1838. He was first married to Barbara Shantz who died in February, 1879. They resided at Port Elgin, and had a family of seven children, all of whom are dead except one daughter, named Barbara, who is now about twenty-one years of age. After the decease of his first wife, he was again married to Susannah Shantz. This union was blessed with two children, one of whom is dead. The one living, a son named Isaiah, is about thirteen years old. After the decease of his second wife he was married to Nancy Hallman. They have one daughter named Myra. They still reside on a farm near Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario."


      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..., 762.

    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..., 416.

    3. [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..., 389.

    4. [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.

    5. [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.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.

    7. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 13 Jan 1838:4.
      last Sunday The family of Mr. Dennis Devitts of Waterloo was blessed with a son.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 28.
      David DAVITT Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 15 Evangelical b. 7-Jan

    9. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-6 Page 11.

    10. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      David Devitt 22, res. Waterloo Twp. b. Waterloo Twp. s/o Dennis Devitt & Magdalena Killer married 18 Sep 1860 to Barbara Schantz 18, res. Waterloo Twp. b. Waterloo Twp. d/o Samuel Schantz & Susanna Erb. witnesses: Isaac E. Schantz of Waterloo Twp.

    11. [S215] Census - ON, Bruce, Saugeen - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 23 Household Number 95.
      David DUVITT M Male Irish 43 O Farmer Mennonite
      Susanna DUVITT M Female German 34 O Mennonite
      Samuel DUVITT Male Irish 17 O Farmer Mennonite
      Elizabeth DUVITT Female Irish 15 O Mennonite
      Susanna DUVITT Female Irish 12 O Mennonite
      Josiah DUVITT Male Irish 10 O Mennonite
      Barbera DUVITT Female Irish 8 O Mennonite
      David DUVITT Male Irish 6 O Mennonite

    12. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 49.

    13. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 21 Sep 1860.
      Devitt - Shantz: By the same on the 18th inst., Mr. David Devitt, to Miss Barbara Shantz, both of Waterloo Township.

    14. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Barbara Devitt Date of Birth: 15 Feb 1873 Gender: Female Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: David Devitt (farmer of Wilmot) Mother's Name: Barbara Shantz

    15. [S215] Census - ON, Bruce, Saugeen - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 23 Household Number 95.

    16. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 3240 (1882), Isaih Devitt.
      Isaiah Devitt, b. 26 Dec 1881 Saugeen Township, s/o David Devitt (farmer) & Susana Devitt

    17. [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.

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

    19. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      David Devitt aged 22 res Waterloo born Waterloo son of Denis and Magdalene (Keller) married 18 Sep 1860 to Barbara Shantz aged 18 res. Waterloo born Waterloo daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Erb)

    20. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 21 Sep 1860.
      "Devitt - Shantz: By the same (Rev. Bindeman) on the 18th inst., Mr. David Devitt, to Miss Barbara Shantz, both of Waterloo Township."

    21. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Sep 1860.
      18 Sep 1860 By Rev. Bindemann, David Devitt was married to Barbara Schantz, both of Waterloo.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1838 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Sep 1860 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1873 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1881 - Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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