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

Jacob Yost[1, 2]

Male 1833 - 1917  (83 years)


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  • Name Jacob Yost 
    Born 19 Oct 1833  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Methodist 
    Retired 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number 00137-8376 
    Died 2 Apr 1917  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Person ID I1419  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Tobias Yost,   b. 9 Feb 1805, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1856, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother 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, 13
    Family ID F465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Reichert,   b. 28 Oct 1833, , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1912, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1853  [9
    Children 
     1. William Henry Yost
     2. Lydia Ann Yost
     3. Magdalena Yost,   b. 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Levi R. Yost,   b. 1 Jan 1860, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1939, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Johannah Yost,   b. 31 May 1866, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1913, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     6. Amanda Yost,   b. 11 Dec 1868, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Louisa Lydiann Yost,   b. 24 Oct 1875, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1906, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Oct 1833 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Apr 1917 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jacob Yost, "was born October 19th, 1833. He is married to Margaret Reichert and resides at Elmira, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born six 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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      Old Resident Gone

      There passed away, unnoticed by his attendants, early Monday morning, another of the old residents of Elmira in the person of Jacob Yost. Deceased was born near Conestogo on the 19th of October, 1833. On the 17th of December, 1853, he was married to Margaret Reichert. They lived for a time on his father's farm near St. Jacobs, then at Mannheim, whence they came to Elmira occupying for many years the farm now owned by Mr. Joseph Ernst. Advancing age compelled him to sell the farm and live retired. Since his wife died several years ago, he has been living with his daughter, Mrs. P. F. Stumpf.

      To Mr. and Mrs. Yost were born 6 children, 2 sons and 4 daughters. Of these one died in infancy and three after they had grown up. The two surviving ones are Mrs. Peter Stumpf and Mr. Levi Yost, of Kitchener. Besides these, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren survive.

      Mr. Yost was of a very quiet, retiring disposition, and enjoyed the respect of his neighbors and friends. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. G. F. Brown, of the Evangelical Church and Rev. M. L. Wing oofficiated.


      Elmira Signet 5 Apr 1917

  • 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. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 17.

    4. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) b Page 17.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Sub-district A Division 2 Page Number 11.

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

    7. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 11.

    8. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 8.

    9. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Jacob Yost - 5 Apr 1917.

    10. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 43.

    11. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Dist. 8 Page 82.

    12. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Jacob Yost/ Died Apr. 2, 1917/ Aged 83 Yrs./ 4 M. 14. D./ Margaret/ Reichert/ His Wife/ Died May 29, 1912/ Aged 78 Yrs./ 7 M. 1 D./ Louisa Lydiann/ Yost/ Died Nov. 27, 1906/ Aged 31 Yrs./ Gone But Not Forgotten

    13. [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.