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

Joseph R. Wildfong[1, 2, 3]

Male 1796 - 1870  (73 years)


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  • Name Joseph R. Wildfong 
    Born 23 Dec 1796  , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26445075 
    Historic Building 1851  324 Huron Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    stone Georgian cottage 
    • Property was purchased by Joseph Wildfong in 1823. According to the 1851 census the previous house was and in the 1861 census the current (2009) stone had been built. Behind the home is a small stone smokehouse made also of fieldstone.
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Dunkard 
    Eby ID Number 000131-8100 
    Died 23 Jun 1870  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Cause: apoplexy 
    Buried Pioneer Park Mennonite Cemetery, [formerly Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery] Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I13493  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Mother Susan Ruth,   b. Abt 1760, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Wildfong, "was born December 23rd, 1796. He was first married to Christina Groh and after her decease to Elizabeth Strycker who was born April 14th, 1808, and died February 3rd, 1877. They resided on a farm at Strasburg where they both died. He died June 23rd, 1870. His family consisted of twelve children, nine of which were born unto his first wife.."


      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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.].


      Joseph's death record indicates that he was born in North Carolina, this may be in error.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] 644.

    2. [S10] 583.

    3. [S5] .
      Amos Wildfong, 19, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, son of Joseph & Elizabeth, married 28 Dec 1866 Sarah Gugger, 22, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of David & Elizabeth (Fry)

    4. [S131] Div 5 Pg 17.
      Joseph WILDFONG Farmer Birthplace: USA Age 56 Tunker
      Elisabeth WILDFONG Birthplace: Canada Age 44 Tunker
      Daniel WILDFONG Birthplace: Canada Age 5 Tunker
      Nelson COLE Dom. Servant Birthplace: Canada Age 11
      Mary PILNER Birthplace: Canada Age 8
      Henry CROW Birthplace: Canada Age 25

    5. [S1946] Div. 2 Page 14.

    6. [S131] Div 5 Pg 17.

    7. [S116] as recorded by Eldon Weber for the Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

    8. [S604] Div. 3, Pg. 40.

    9. [S136] .

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1796 - , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - stone Georgian cottage - 1851 - 324 Huron Rd., Kitchener, 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 MapsResidence - Dunkard - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: apoplexy - 23 Jun 1870 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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