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

Joseph Devitt[1, 2, 3]

Male 1839 - 1878  (39 years)

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  • Name Joseph Devitt 
    Born 19 Aug 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Business Brown & Erb 
    • In 1867 C. F. Brown began the manufacture of furniture in West King Street, next to Simpson & Co.'s warehouse. Afterward he bought Paul Schmidt's house, 200 feet east of Gaukel Street, on the south side of King Street. Up to 1880 Joseph Devitt was his partner; then Menno Erb. Brown & Erb made also mattresses and gloves.1a

      1aHistory of Kitchener
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    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cabinet Maker 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    EA 
    Residence 1864  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evang. Assoc. 
    Eby ID Number 00030-2345 
    Died 29 Dec 1878  [4
    Person ID I12826  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2022 

    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  [2, 4, 9, 10
    Family ID F3544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Hoffman,   b. 10 Feb 1845, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Martha Rebecca Devitt,   b. 1867, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Emmaretta Devitt,   b. Jun 1870, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1933, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     3. Mary Ann Devitt,   b. 1873, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Angeline Matilda Devitt,   b. 20 Apr 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1901, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2022 
    Family ID F671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Devitt, "was born August 19th, 1839, and died December 29th, 1878, aged 39 years, 4 months, and 10 days. He was married to Mary Ann Hoffman who died in June, 1874. They resided in Berlin. He was a builder and manufacturer. They had a family of four daughters, namely: Martha Rebecca, Sarah Emmaretta, Angeline Matilda, and Mary Ann. They all reside in Berlin and are doing well."


      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..., 804.

    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. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Jul 1874.
      Died 1 Jul 1874 In Berlin, Mary Ann, nee Hoffmann, wife of Joseph Devitt, died at the age of 29 years, 4 months, 18 days.

    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..., 531.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 28.
      Joseph DAVITT Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 13 Evangelical b. 19-Aug

    6. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 27.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Joseph Devitt aged 24 res Waterloo born Canada son of Dennis and Magdalene married 2 Feb 1864 to Maria Hoffman aged 18 res. Berlin born Canada daughter of Jacob and Fredericka.

    8. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 3 Page 26.

    9. [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.

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Aug 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cabinet Maker - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - EA - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Feb 1864 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evang. Assoc. - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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