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

Tobias Yost[1, 2]

Male 1805 - 1856  (51 years)


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  • Name Tobias Yost 
    Born 9 Feb 1805  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00137-8375 
    Died 6 Nov 1856  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Person ID I1414  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Family Elizabeth Erb,   b. 28 Jan 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1868  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1832  [2, 7
    Children 
     1. Jacob Yost,   b. 19 Oct 1833, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1917, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Magdalena Yost,   b. 18 Dec 1835, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1898, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Polly Yost,   b. 29 Apr 1839, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1855  (Age 16 years)
     4. Tobias Yost,   b. 7 Apr 1841, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1843  (Age 1 years)
     5. Sarah Yost,   b. 14 Mar 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1843  (Age 0 years)
     6. Simon Yost,   b. 29 Apr 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1904  (Age 59 years)
     7. Amanda Yost,   b. 14 Aug 1848, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 62 years)
     8. Martin Yost,   b. 23 Jul 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Louisa Yost,   b. 15 Aug 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1854  (Age 1 years)
     10. Tobias E. Yost,   b. 7 Mar 1856, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1856  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tobias Yost, "was the earliest settler of the Yost family in Waterloo County. In 1831, he, in company with others, left his native home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moved to Canada. Early in May of the same year he arrived at Waterloo, Ontario, where he made his home for a short time with old Abraham Erb who assisted him in procuring a position to work at his trade, namely, that of shoemaking, which he followed for two or three years after his arrival in the country of his adoption. In 1832 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Cressman) Erb. She was born January 28th, 1813, and died February 8th, 1868. Soon after their marriage they moved to Woolwich Township, about a mile east of St. Jacobs, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by John M. Weber where he followed farming several years. When pretty well advanced in years he entered into the mercantile business in partnership with Rev. Philip Winkler and transacted business in St. Jacobs for several years. Mr. Yost was born February 9th, 1805, and died November 6th, 1856, leaving a family"


      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.].

  • 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..., 690.

    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..., 648.

    3. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 1.
      Tobias YOST Farmer USA Evangelist 47
      Elisabeth YOST Canada Evangelist 38
      Magdalena YOST Woolwich Evangelist 17
      Poly YOST Woolwich Evangelist 13
      Manda YOST Woolwich Evangelist 4
      Jacob YOST Woolwich Evangelist 19
      Simon YOST Woolwich Evangelist 7
      Martin YOST Woolwich Evangelist 2
      Mathias MENGER Germany Evangelist 14

    4. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 1.

    5. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 21 Nov 1856.
      "Yost: On the 6th inst., at St. Jacob's, Mr. Tobias Yost, aged 51 years and nine months. he leaves a Widow and five children."

    6. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), November 19, 1856.
      At St Jacob's, on the 7th instant, Mr. Tobias Yost, late Merchant, aged about 50 years.

    7. [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..., 689.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1805 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Nov 1856 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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