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

Joseph Wildfong[1, 2, 3]

Male 1796 - 1870  (73 years)


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  • Name Joseph Wildfong 
    Born 23 Dec 1796  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    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 
    Religion 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 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 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Jacob Wildfong,   b. 1753, Of, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1830, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    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

    Family 1 Christina Groh,   b. 1794, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Eli Wildfong,   b. 15 Mar 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1885  (Age 66 years)
     2. Susannah Catherine Wildfong,   b. 17 Jun 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Abraham Wildfong,   b. 22 Jan 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joseph Wildfong,   b. 16 Jan 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Near Montpelier, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Wildfong,   b. 8 Aug 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George Wildfong,   b. 24 Jul 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Rev. Levi Wildfong,   b. 11 Aug 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1915  (Age 87 years)
     8. Daniel Wildfong,   b. 27 Jan 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Veronica Wildfong,   b. 28 Jun 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1873, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F3703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth S. Strycker,   b. 14 Apr 1808, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1877  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth S. Wildfong,   b. 29 Aug 1843,   d. 29 Oct 1844  (Age 1 years)
     2. Gabriel S. Wildfong,   b. 21 Aug 1845,   d. 21 Jul 1846  (Age 0 years)
     3. Daniel Wildfong,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Amos S. Wildfong,   b. 22 Feb 1847, Strasburg, (Kitchener) Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1901  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F3704  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] Book - Vol II 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..., 644.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 583.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      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] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, 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] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 2 Page 14.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 17.

    7. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, as recorded by Eldon Weber for the Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

    8. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 40.

    9. [S136] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Weber Mennonite CC#5426 Internet Link.

  • 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 MapsReligion - 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
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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