Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Magdalena "Maggie" Moyer

Magdalena "Maggie" Moyer

Female 1882 - 1958  (75 years)

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  • Name Magdalena "Maggie" Moyer 
    Born 10 Oct 1882  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelist 
    Invention 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unique Barrel Boat 
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    Maggie Moyer (1882-1958) received a Popular Mechanics Magazine in the mail wherein were the plans to build a barrel boat or raft. She had teachers as boarders and at the dinner table, she decided that she would be able to build just such a craft. The teachers wagered with her and a deal was made that she would not only build the craft alone, but would also paddle the craft down the Grand River from Bloomingdale to Bridgeport. The craft was completed and on October 29, 1921 she ventured out in her homemade craft. She sailed from Bloomingdale to Bridgeport to be greeted by several hundreds of spectators.



    1968.227.001 - Raft. (2018). Waterloo.pastperfectonline.com. Retrieved 19 May 2018, from https://waterloo.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/546AB950-6A15-4D45-8CBD-019181131440
    Name Maggie Moyer 
    Religion 1921  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00081-4866 
    Died 17 Mar 1958  Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14993  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Isaac Moses Moyer,   b. 10 Mar 1836, Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1902  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Esther S. Weber,   b. 27 Aug 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1885  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F4042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1882 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelist - 1911 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - Unique Barrel Boat - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - ? - 1921 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Mar 1958 - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Magdalena Moyer, "born October 10th, 1882."


      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..., 112.

    2. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-2 Page 5.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Magdalena Moyer Born: 10 Oct 1882 County: Waterloo Father: Isaac H Moyer Mother: Esther Weber

    4. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Division 2 (Bloomingdale) Page 2.

    5. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, BloomingdalePage 9.

    6. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Section 1 page 37.

    7. [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..., 111.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Moyer, 25, res. Waterloo, b. Clinton, son of Samuel and Magdalene, married 11 Feb 1862 Ester Weaber, 21, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Benjamin and Nancy