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

William Devitt[1]

Male 1846 - 1872  (25 years)


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  • Name William Devitt 
    Born 9 Oct 1846  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1870  Ainsleyville, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    harness maker 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Saddler 
    Eby ID Number 00063-4029.7 
    Died 10 Apr 1872  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I12923  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 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  [1, 6, 9, 10
    Family ID F3544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Stevenson,   b. 1840, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Mar 1870  Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. William Devitt,   b. 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Magdalena Devitt,   b. 1871,   d. 1 Jan 1893  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F3552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Devitt, "was born October 9th, 1846. He was married to Isabella Steveson. They had a family of one daughter named Magdalena who died January 1st, 1893, aged 21 years and 7 days. Mr. Devitt was a saddler by trade and had his place of business in Berlin where he died April 10th, 1872, aged 25 years, 6 months, and 1 day."


      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..., 532.

    3. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 16.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 11 Apr 1872.
      William Devitt died 10 Apr 1872 in Berlin, 26 yrs.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 28.
      William DAVITT Birthplace: Canada Age 6 Evangelical b. 15-Oct

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

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, Vol 7, pg 16.
      Vol 7, pg 16 William DEVITT, 23, harness maker, Ontario, Ainsleyville, s/o Dennis & Magdalene, married Isabella STEPHENSON, 30, Canada, Grey twp., d/o William & Sarah, witn: Betty GRAHAM & Margaret STEPHENSON, both of Seaforth, 1 March 1870 at Seaforth

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

    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. [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 - 9 Oct 1846 - 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 MapsReligion - Methodist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - harness maker - 1870 - Ainsleyville, Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1870 - Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saddler - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1872 - 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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