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

Benjamin Shuh[1]

Male 1815 - 1892  (76 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Shuh 
    Born 15 Nov 1815  York Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00107-6443 
    Died 21 Jan 1892  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I1470  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father Rev. Henry Shuh,   b. 22 Mar 1785, , York Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1837, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Mary Kaufman,   b. 17 Aug 1788, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1854  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1807  [10
    Family ID F477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leah Bergey,   b. 28 Jan 1824, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1899, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1849  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. Daniel Shuh,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Shuh,   b. 11 Mar 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1920  (Age 69 years)
     3. Joseph Shuh,   b. 16 Sep 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1916  (Age 64 years)
     4. Hannah Shuh,   b. 4 Apr 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1942  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Shuh, "was born November 15th, 1815. In 1824 he came to Canada with his parents and worked for old Abraham Kolb for one year, then he went to Tobias Kolb's. After being at the latter place for some time he went to Preston where he engaged himself to Joseph Erb, proprietor of the Cambridge Mills. Here he remained eight years in all. He was one year with Samuel Bowman of Blair. On December 4th, 1849, he was married to Leah, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wagner) Bergey. She was born January 24th, 1824, and when a mere infant she was adopted by old David Shantz who resided on the east end of lot No. 1, German Company's Tract, Waterloo County, where she was raised and still resides with her son, David. Here Mr. Shuh died January 21st, 1892. Their family consisted of three children" 1a

      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..., 357.

    2. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 6.

    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..., 237.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div Pg 23.
      Benjamin SCHUH Farmer Birthplace: USA Age 36 Mennonite b. 15-Nov
      Lea SCHUH Birthplace: Canada Age 29 Mennonite b. 28-Jan
      David SCHUH Birthplace: Canada Age 1 Mennonite b. 11-Mar
      Jacob STAUFER Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 17 Mennonite b. 25-Jan
      Margaretha MANK Birthplace: Germany Age 11 Lutheran b. 8-Jul

    5. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 70.

    6. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 1 Page 1.

    7. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 74.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div Pg 23.

    9. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online, 237.

    10. [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..., 356.

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Benjamin Eby, Mennonist Society, Berlin #148.
      Benjamin SHUH. to Leah BERGY, both of Waterloo. 4 Dec. 1849

    12. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 7 Dec 1849 Pg 49.
      BERGE, Lea married 4 Dec 1849 To Benjamin SHUH. Both of Waterloo. minister Benjamin Eby

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Nov 1815 - York Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Dec 1849 - 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 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jan 1892 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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