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

Alexander Venton[1]

Male 1807 - 1886  (79 years)


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  • Name Alexander Venton 
    Born 1807  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Weaver 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Anglican 
    Residence 1864  Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Weaver 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church of England 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Church of England 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-135254 
    Died 9 Aug 1886  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: old age 
    Person ID I135254  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Family Anna Ramsey,   b. 1806, , Cavan Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1883, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. George Venton,   b. 1 Feb 1841, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1886, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. Margaret A. Venton,   b. CALC 28 Oct 1843, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1917, Egremont Township, Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. Isabella Venton,   b. 1847, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1875, Egremont Township, Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F12530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1807 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Weaver - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Weaver - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 9 Aug 1886 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "DESERTED VILLAGES" OF WATERLOO COUNTY
      Kossuth
      Less than three miles distant from Fisher's Mills, to the north and west, was the site of another hamlet called Kossuth, but there is now nothing left to identify the location, unless possibly 'still some garden flowers growing wild, the place to disclose'.
      The diversity of nationalities represented in this settlement is indicated by the names of those who carried on their respective trades there.
      Switzerland was represented by the Zyrd family who carried on the business of making sulphur matches, well remembered by folks of my own age on account of the odoriferous brimstone smell and the ease with which a block of them might be ignited. In picking a match from one of the split blocks it was rather difficult to keep the whole package from lighting. The girls employed in making these matches were often very beautiful, it is said, but the brimstone odor of their garments prompted thoughts of the place of the damned. •

      John Groh, a Pennsylvania Dutchman, made clay crocks and shallow clay pansions for milk, also flower pots.
      Among those of Irish extraction were Alexander Venton who was a weaver of checked cotton and flannels, and James Bradley and James McCaffery and Sons who made shoes....

      Eighteenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1930

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      Alexander and children are reported to have been born in Killeshandra, Cavan, Ireland, documention needed.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      George Venton Born: Ireland Age: 39 Father: Alexander Venton Mother: Anna Venton Born: abt 1840 Spouse: Isabella Easton Age: 22 born: Waterloo Township Father: George Easton Mother: Emma Easton married 6 May 1879 married: Waterloo

    2. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 63.

    3. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 8 Page 54.

    4. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Alexander Venton, d. 9 Aug 1886 Waterloo Township, aged 70 years, b. Ireland, Weaver, cause old age

    5. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864, Pg 156.

    6. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 31.