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

John Kraft[1, 2]

Male 1824 - 1886  (62 years)


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  • Name John Kraft 
    Born 8 May 1824  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1848  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1880  Gale, Marion Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00069-4177 
    Died 16 Sep 1886  , Marion Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I13014  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father John Kraft,   b. 14 Feb 1771, Auspack, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1844  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother 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  [2, 9
    Family ID F3574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Angeline Hermance,   b. 2 Jul 1828, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Feb 1848  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 10
    Children 
     1. Magdalena Kraft,   b. 7 Mar 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1850  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mary Kraft,   b. 9 Jun 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1851  (Age 0 years)
     3. Aaron Kraft,   b. 21 May 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1853  (Age 0 years)
     4. Caroline Kraft,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Kraft,   b. 6 Dec 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1853  (Age 0 years)
     6. Caroline Amelia Kraft,   b. 14 Nov 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hannah C. Kraft,   b. 30 Nov 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Angeline Elizabeth Kraft,   b. 10 Oct 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Eliza Ann Kraft,   b. 18 Jun 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. John M. Kraft,   b. 25 Apr 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Harriet Matilda Kraft,   b. 27 Oct 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Josephine H. Kraft,   b. 28 Jun 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1866  (Age 0 years)
     13. Charles Allen Kraft,   b. 27 Mar 1869, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1930, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F3587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Kraft, "fourth and youngest son of John and Magdalena (Bechtel) Kraft, was born May 8th, 1824. On October 10th, 1848, he was married to Angeline, daughter of Morgan L. and Harriet (Babcock) Hermance. She is a twin sister to Mrs. Abraham C. Clemmer and was born July 2nd, 1828. After their marriage they moved on the west half of lot No. 112, German Company's Tract, about a mile east of Bridgeport, Waterloo County, Ontario. Here they resided until the beginning of March, 1874, when they moved to near Marion, Marion County, Kansas, where he followed farming until his death which took place September 16th, 1886. They had a family of twelve children, of whom six died in infancy."



      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.].

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      Sketch of John Kraft, author and location unknown

      John Kraft now deceased, the subject of this sketch, was born in Waterloo Co., Ontario,Canada, May 8,1824. He was of German and Pennsylvania Dutch parentage and was reared in his native birthplace. His death occurred September 10, 1886 and his passing was lamented by all who knew him.

      Sept.10,1848, John Kraft and Angeline Hermance, a fine lady of German and Irish decent born July 2, 1828 at Beverly, Canada, were married and settled near his birthplace on a farm. He had purchased the land in 1868 and lived there at length, where he was well and favorably known in the county. He held the office of Township Treasurer for many years. John Kraft was a member of the Mennonite Church but he was not narrow-minded and could work amicably with other denominations. March 11, 1874 he came to Kansas and settled on Mud Creek, six miles northwest of Marion Kansas in Gale Township on a homestead . The Kraft family with two other families were the first Canadians to settle around Marion, Kansas. John Kraft was a farmer, devoting his entire time to farming exclusively, therefore he cultivated his farm to a high degree. Angeline Kraft, the widow, now resides on this farm which at his death was sold to D.L. Yeagley. The children left by John are as follows: Caroline Amelia--Mrs Richard Harold, Gale Twp.,Marion Co.,Kansas Hannah C. Snider-Mrs. Amos Snider May City , Iowa Angeline Elizabeth--Mrs Sam Kline, Clark Twp.,Marion Co.,Kansas Eliza Ann--Mrs D.L. Yeagley Gale Twp.,Marion Co., Kansas Charles Allen--Living temporarily in Canada

      Harriet Matilda--a milliner and dressmaker living in Marion, Kansas

  • 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..., 867.

    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..., 225.

    3. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 50.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 99.

    5. [S246] Census - Kansas - 1880, Gale, Marion, Kansas Film 1254388 Page 42D.
      John KROFT Self M Male W 56 CANADA Farmer BAVARIA PA
      Angeline KROFT Wife M Female W 54 CANADA Keeping House HOLLAND CT
      Mitilda KROFT Dau S Female W 16 CANADA At Home
      Charles KROFT Son S Male W 11 CANADA
      Frank HUMES Other S Male W 23 IN Farm Laborer
      Lucinda HUMBERGER Other S Female W 17 CANADA Servant

    6. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John Kraft, 24, yeoman of Waterloo married 10 Feb 1848 Greenbush by license to Angeline Hermanns, 20 of Waterloo, wit: David Eby farmer of Waterloo & Christ. Koehler labourer of Waterloo

    7. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 6 Page 35.

    8. [S246] Census - Kansas - 1880, Gale, Marion, Kansas Film 1254388 Page 42D.

    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..., 862.

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Bindemann, Frederick Rev. - Minister at Greenbush, Waterloo Twp. #104.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 May 1824 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1848 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1848 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - 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 - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Sep 1886 - , Marion Co., Kansas Link to Google Earth
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