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

Magdalena Keller

Female 1819 - 1896  (77 years)


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  • Name Magdalena Keller 
    Born 29 Jan 1819  , York Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Magdalena Devitt 
    Residence 1837  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Evangelical Association 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number 00063-4029 
    Died 9 May 1896  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I12921  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2022 

    Father John Keller,   b. 19 Feb 1783, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1838, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Shuh,   b. 1782, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1831  (Age 49 years) 
    Family ID F3567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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) 
    Married 2 May 1837  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 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 10 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F3544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Devitt,   b. Abt 1819,   d. Bef 1891  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. Emily Devitt,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F245038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Magdalena Keller, "was born January 29th, 1819, in York County, Pennsylvania, and came to Canada with her parents in May, 1826. On May 2nd, 1837, she was married to Dennis Devitt who was raised by old David Shantz who lived on lot No. 1, German Company's Tract, about one mile south-east of Berlin. After their marriage they resided about eighteen months with old David Shantz, then they moved on their farm four miles west of Berlin, on the Petersburg Road, where they resided 36 years. He was born August 18th, 1813, and died July 1st, 1880. She is still hale and hearty and resides in Berlin in company with her youngest daughter who is unmarried. They had a family of thirteen children, all of whom arrived at maturity."


      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..., 840.

    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..., 531.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 28.
      Magdalena DAVITT Birthplace: USA Age 34 Evangelical b. 4-Feb
      Birth date differs from Ezra Eby's book

    4. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 26.
      Given name is listed in error as Margaret

    5. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 65.

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

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 may 1896.
      09 May 1896 Margaretha Devitt, widow, died in Berlin at age of 77 years, 3 months & 13 day (death record says Magdalena)

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 7.

    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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jan 1819 - , York Co., Pennsylvania 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 MapsResidence - Methodist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Association - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1896 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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