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

Abraham Moyer[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1803 - 1893  (90 years)


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  • Name Abraham Moyer 
    Born 14 Jul 1803  , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00081-4812 
    Died 20 Nov 1893  [5, 7
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I14828  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father Henry Moyer,   b. 1778, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1845, Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Susannah Souder,   b. 1 Apr 1779, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1860, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F3139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Shantz,   b. 6 May 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1830  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Moyer,   b. 9 Jan 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1857, West Of Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. Isaac Moyer,   b. 8 Mar 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1916  (Age 82 years)
     3. Nancy Moyer,   b. 2 Sep 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1914  (Age 78 years)
     4. Aaron S. Moyer,   b. 8 May 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1907, Mildmay, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Esther "Hettie" Moyer,   b. 4 Nov 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1930, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Magdalena Moyer,   b. 12 Oct 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Moses Moyer,   b. 6 Apr 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1925  (Age 83 years)
     8. David S. Moyer,   b. 29 Nov 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1916, Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. Sarah Moyer,   b. 1 Jan 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934  (Age 86 years)
     10. Lavina Moyer,   b. 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Samuel S. Moyer,   b. 1 Mar 1849, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1941, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     12. Lovina Moyer,   b. 12 Feb 1851, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Peabody, Marion, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     13. Abraham Moyer,   b. 9 Nov 1853, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1927  (Age 74 years)
     14. Levi Moyer,   b. 25 Jun 1856, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1880, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     15. Adaline Bowman Moyer,   b. 29 May 1870, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1932, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     16. Anna Moyer,   b. 1 Aug 1875, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1936, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F4012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Moyer, "the eldest in the family, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, July 14th, 1803. On March 7th, 1825, he, in company with Samuel Fried, left his home and walked to Canada, arriving at Preston, Ontario, March 20th, making the trip in thirteen days. He purchased the farm on which his parents moved a few months later. On November 28th, 1830, he was married to Barbara, daughter of Isaac and Esther (Bechtel) Shantz. She was born May 6th, 1812, and died April 22nd, 1887. They resided on a farm within the corporation of Berlin. Their old homestead is now owned by Joseph Schohn. He died November 20th, 1893. To him and his wife were born thirteen 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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      District News: Another Pioneer Gone. - Mr. Abram Moyer, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Amos Shantz, at Berlin on Monday night, aged 90 years. The deceased was born in Buck's Co. Pa., and emigrated to Waterloo Co in 1825 where he has lived ever since. A large family of grown up children are left to mourn his loss. The funeral took place on Thanksgiving Day.

      Elmira Signet 30 Nov 1893 pg 8 col 1

  • 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..., 418.

    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..., 122.

    3. [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..., 660.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 28 Apr 1887.
      22 Apr 1887 Barbara Moyer, nee Schantz, wife of Abraham Moyer, died in Berlin at age of 74 years, 11 months and 14 days.

    5. [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..., 101.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      Abraham MOYER Farmer Birthplace: USA Age 49 Mennonite b. 14-Jul
      Barbara MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 40 Mennonite b. ?May
      Marian MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 19 Mennonite b. 19-Jan
      Anna MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 17 Mennonite b. 2-Sep
      Esther MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 14 Mennonite b. 4-Nov
      Sarah MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 6 Mennonite b. 1-Jan
      Lovina MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 1 Mennonite b. 12-Feb
      Isaac MOYER Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Mennonite b. 8-Mar
      Aron MOYER Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 15 Mennonite b. 8-May
      Moses MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite b. 6-Apr
      David MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 8 Mennonite b. 29-Nov
      Samuel MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 3 Mennonite b. 1-Mar

    7. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      (top half missing) Book Record: Abr. Moyer / July 14, 1803 / died Nov.20, 1893 / aged 80 yrs / 4 mo. / & 8 days / (verse)

    8. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 65.

    9. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 44.

    10. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 42.

    11. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 6.

    12. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1803 - , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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