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

William Moyer[1, 2]

Male 1809 - 1877  (67 years)


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  • Name William Moyer 
    Born 27 Oct 1809  Near Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Interesting accident, pioneer, story 
    Residence 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Misfortune 1877 
    killed by horse kick 
    Eby ID Number 00081-4846 
    Died 23 Jun 1877  near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 9, 12
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I14918  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    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

    Mother ?,   b. 1778,   d. 1860, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F38722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria "Mary" Erb,   b. 16 Oct 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1899, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 10
    Children 
     1. Peter Erb William Moyer, M. A.,   b. 3 Oct 1836, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Samuel Erb Moyer,   b. 11 Aug 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1920, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Susannah Ellen Moyer,   b. 25 Aug 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1931  (Age 88 years)
     4. Hannah Moyer,   b. 31 May 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1919  (Age 73 years)
     5. Cyrus E. Moyer,   b. 11 Jul 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Florence Moyer,   b. 16 Nov 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1857  (Age 0 years)
     7. Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Moyer,   b. 18 Apr 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     8. Mary Pamelia Moyer,   b. 20 May 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1930, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F3273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Moyer,   b. 18 Apr 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F255347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Moyer, "was born within a few miles of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, October 27th, 1809. In 1825 he came to Canada with his parents and made Waterloo County his home. His first years in this county were spent in following his trade, namely in contracting and building all kinds of mason work. During his time he constructed many a stone house and put up the stone foundations of mostly all the bank barns built in the township between the years 1826 and 1838. On December 15th, 1835, he was married to Mary, daughter of Peter and Susannah (Bomberger) Erb. She was born October 16th, 1818. After their marriage they resided in Preston, thence, in 1837, moved on a farm near Williamsburg where they lived for some years, then moved on the farm now owned by Isidore B. Snyder, a little east of Berlin. Here they resided until his death which took place June 23rd, 1877 (While unloading a load of gravel on Foundry Street, Berlin, one of the horses kicked him, causing instant death). Some time after his death his widow moved to Berlin where she still resides. To them was born a family of eight 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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      June 23rd, in Berlin, Ontario, suddenly from the kick of a horse, WILLIAM MOYER, aged 67 years, 7 months and 26 days. Buried the 26th, in Eby's burying-ground.

      Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 12 - December, 1877, page 196, 197, 198:

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 653.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 Oct 1878.
      Died 18 Oct 1878 Lizzie Jane Moyer, daughter of the late Wm. Moyer, died in Berlin at age of 19 years and 6 months

    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..., 107.

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

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

    6. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      (broken) In / memory of / William Moyer / died June 23, 1877 / aged 67 years 7 ms. / & 26 days / a span is all that we boast / how short the fleeting hour / man is but vanity and dust / in all his flower and pride

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 276.

    8. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 1 Page 10.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 28 Jun 1877.
      Died 23 Jun 1877 In Berlin, William Moyer died at the age of 67 years, 7 months, 26 days.

    10. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 17 Dec 1835:16.
      last Tuesday Rev Benjamin Eby m. William Mayer, son of Heinrich Mayer, to Mary Erb, daughter of Peter Erb, all of Waterloo.

    11. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 276.
      William MOYER Farmer Birthplace: USA Age 41 Mennonite
      Mary MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 33 Mennonite
      Peter W. MOYER Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Mennonite
      Samuel MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 13 Mennonite
      Susan MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite
      Hannah MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 6 Mennonite
      Cyrus MOYER Birthplace: Canada Age 3 Mennonite
      Maria FADE Dom. Servant Birthplace: Germany Age 17
      Samuel SALSBURG Dom. Servant Birthplace: Canada Age 22

    12. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 27.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1809 - Near Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Dec 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - 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 MapsReligion - 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 MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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