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

John Kraft[1]

Male 1771 - 1844  (73 years)


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  • Name John Kraft 
    Born 14 Feb 1771  Auspack, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 112, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00069-4147 
    Died 9 Apr 1844  [1, 3, 4
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I12934  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Family Magdalena Bechtel,   b. 19 Feb 1789, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1866, Near Bridgeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1808  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. George B. Kraft,   b. 15 Feb 1809, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1897, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Jacob Kraft,   b. 7 Nov 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1813  (Age 0 years)
     3. Moses Kraft,   b. 23 Jun 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1831  (Age 15 years)
     4. John Kraft,   b. 8 May 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1886, , Marion Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F3574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Kraft, "was a native of Auspack, Prussia, Germany, where he was born February 14th, 1771. He emigrated to America in 1806, landing at Philadelphia he wended his way to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he formed an acquaintance with parties who were making preparations to move to Canada. Not finding things in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to his expectations, he joined one of these parties among whom was George Eby, and came to Canada. This was in 1806, the same year he came to America. Being a tailor by trade he soon formed an acquaintance with all the settlers of Waterloo. In those days the tailors used to go from house to house making garments for the people, thus having an opportunity to form an acquaintance with all. On February 7th, 1808, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of George (Yarrick) Bechtel. She was born February 19th, 1789, and died November 17th, 1866. He died April 9th, 1844. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm known as the "Old Abe Moyer Farm" about one and one-half miles south of Berlin. Here they resided for some years, then they sold their farm and purchased lot No. 112, German Company's Tract, situated east of Bridgeport. Their old homestead is now in possession of their grandson, Moses Kraft. Here they resided until their deaths. They were blessed with a family of four children"



      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..., 862.

    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...

    3. [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..., 225.

    4. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Zum Andenken / von / Johannes Kraft / er werde geboren den 14ten / Februar 1777 in Anspach / Koenigreich, Prussen und ist / gestorben den 9ten April 1844 erbrachte sein Alter / 67 Jahre 1 Monat und 25 Tage

    5. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 34.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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