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

Abraham Latschaw[1, 2]

Male 1799 - 1870  (70 years)

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  • Name Abraham Latschaw 
    Born 16 Nov 1799  Colebrook, Dale, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Interesting artist, furniture, life story 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 015N, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    cabinet maker 
    Desk owned by Titus Nevills
    Desk owned by Titus Nevills
    The museum recently was given a handsome marquetry desk made of cherry, birdseye maple and other woods that was produced by a man in South Carolina.

    Not only is the piece strikingly beautiful, but it was commissioned by Titus Nevills, a successful merchant and the first reeve of New Hamburg. The desk was made by Abraham Latschaw, a well-known Wilmot Township cabinetmaker, who painstakingly crafted it over 11 years from 1845 to 1856, and documented his efforts in a pencilled notation on the bottom of one of the drawers in the desk's many pigeonholes.

    Conservator Richard Fuller enjoyed the month or so he spent restoring the desk to full splendour. "You don't always get the chance to work on something this magnificent," he said, passing an appreciative hand over the woodwork.

    Thompson, C. (2017). A legacy of our history | TheRecord.com. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 14 October 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7623327-a-legacy-of-our-history/
    Occupation 1861  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Painter 
    Residence 1861  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00070-4192 
    Died 12 Nov 1870  Near Doon, Waterloo Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I13117  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Isaac Latschaw,   b. 9 Jan 1774, Colebrook, Dale, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1857  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Susannah Kindig,   b. 19 Jul 1782, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1859  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F3610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine W. Bauman,   b. Jul 1802, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Latschaw,   b. Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Magdalena Latschaw,   b. 3 Apr 1832, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1856  (Age 23 years)
     3. Joseph Latschaw,   b. 1833, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1857, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     4. John Latschaw,   b. 1834, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F2043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Latschaw "was born November 16th, 1799. He was married to Catharine Baumann who was born in July, 1802, and died in 1843. See Nos. 57 and 360. She died while they resided in the town of Waterloo. After her death he had his home in New Hamburg. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade and many an old clock case is to be found in this county that was made by "Abe" Latschaw. He died near Doon where he was working at the time, November 12th, 1870. His family consisted 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.].

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      The museum recently was given a handsome marquetry desk made of cherry, birdseye maple and other woods that was produced by a man in South Carolina.

      Not only is the piece strikingly beautiful, but it was commissioned by Titus Nevills, a successful merchant and the first reeve of New Hamburg. The desk was made by Abraham Latschaw, a well-known Wilmot Township cabinetmaker, who painstakingly crafted it over 11 years from 1845 to 1856, and documented his efforts in a pencilled notation on the bottom of one of the drawers in the desk's many pigeonholes.

      Conservator Richard Fuller enjoyed the month or so he spent restoring the desk to full splendour. "You don't always get the chance to work on something this magnificent," he said, passing an appreciative hand over the woodwork.

      Thompson, C. (2017). A legacy of our history | TheRecord.com. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 14 October 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7623327-a-legacy-of-our-history/

  • 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..., 71.

    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..., 134.

    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..., 870.

    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..., 871.

    5. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 11.
      Abram LATSCHAW Cabinet Maker USA Mennonite 52
      Joseph LATSCHAW Canada 18
      John LATSCHAW Canada 17

    6. [S1868] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1861, Div. 1 Pg. 1.

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

    8. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 11.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1799 - Colebrook, Dale, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - cabinet maker - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Painter - 1861 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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