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

Isaac Wenger

Male 1812 - 1890  (78 years)


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  • Name Isaac Wenger 
    Born 18 Feb 1812  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1839  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Tailor 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Tailor 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Protestant 
    Eby ID Number 00128-7971 
    Died 6 Mar 1890  Ayton, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I14223  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Joseph Wenger,   b. Abt 1775, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Zimmerman,   b. 21 Nov 1778, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F3866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bowman,   b. 16 Jul 1818, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Mar 1839  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Children 
     1. Joseph Wenger,   b. 22 Dec 1839, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1842  (Age 2 years)
     2. Jonathan Wenger,   b. 19 Oct 1841, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1843  (Age 1 years)
     3. Noah Wenger,   b. 27 Oct 1844, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1908  (Age 63 years)
     4. Aaron Wenger,   b. 27 Aug 1848, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Amos Wenger,   b. 17 Jul 1851, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1882, Ayton, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F2189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isaac Wenger, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 18th, 1812. In 1825, when in his thirteenth year, he came to Canada with his mother who settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, where Mr. Wenger was raised. On March 26th, 1839, he was married to Mary, daughter of Jonathan and Polly (Schneider) Bowman, (See No. 208) who was born July 16th, 1818. Some time after his marriage he moved to Elmira where he was engaged in the mercantile business for some years. Some twenty years ago he sold out his business in Elmira and moved to Ayton, Grey County, where he was engaged in the mercantile and milling business, doing an extensive trade up to the time of his death which took place March 6th, 1890. Mr. Wenger was an energetic and a thorough man of business and was widely known in this and Grey Counties where he was held in high esteem by all classes. His business career was unblemished. Their family consisted of five sons"


      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..., 622.

    2. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 22.

    3. [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..., 100.

    4. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 90.

    5. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 4 Page 34.

    6. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 30 Mar 1839:14.
      last Tuesday Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. Isaac Wenger, Woolwich Tp, to Maria Bauman, daughter of Jonathan B Bauman of Waterloo Tp.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1812 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1839 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1839 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Protestant - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Mar 1890 - Ayton, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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