Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Dr. Sylvester Moyer, D. D. S

Dr. Sylvester Moyer, D. D. S

Male 1859 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Sylvester Moyer 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Suffix D. D. S 
    Born 20 Feb 1859  Near Beamsville, Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Teacher 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Dentist 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Dentist 
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manager, Shingle Works - Methal Shingle Siding Co. 
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    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Residence Elliott St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sylvester Moyer - residence Elliott St.
    Sylvester Moyer - residence Elliott St.
    Eby ID Number 00081-4875 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I15034  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Jonas Moyer,   b. 17 Oct 1826, , Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Esther Moyer,   b. 16 Mar 1833, , Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1881, Near Freeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1856  [1
    Family ID F4051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane "Jennie" Hunter,   b. 20 Dec 1863, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Oct 1886  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Clare Moyer,   b. 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Leslie Clare Moyer,   b. 22 Oct 1887, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alice Maud Moyer,   b. 14 Nov 1891, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Wilfred Moyer,   b. 22 Mar 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Marjorie Moyer,   b. Jul 1905, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F4055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sylvester Moyer, D. D. S., "was born near Beamsville, Lincoln County, Ontario, February 20th, 1859. He spent his boyhood days on the farm. When about seventeen years of age he attended the High School and in a year thereafter passed the teachers' examination for the province of Ontario. For ten years he was engaged as a public school teacher, after which time he found teaching not altogether to his taste, he resigned his position as principal of the Preston public schools and directed his attention to the profession of dentistry. In due time he received the degree of L. D. S. and soon after the degree of D. D. S. from the Toronto University. Immediately after passing his examinations he bought an established business in Galt, Ontario, where he has since been engaged in his profession and is, according to report, doing an extensive and remunerative business. On October 12th, 1886, he was married to Jennie Hunter. His family consists of two children, namely: Leslie Clare and Alice Maud."


      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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      Local News Items: Mr. Sylvester Moyer, at one time teacher of the third division of our public school, made a short visit to Elmira last Friday.…Since leaving here Mr. Moyer has abandoned teaching, and has now one of the best dental practices in the progressive town of Galt.

      Elmira Signet 10 Aug 1893 pg 4 col 2,3

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      "A most interesting personality from Galt history is Dr. Sylvester Moyer, DDS, LDS. While serving as Preston's high school principal, he decided dentistry was his destiny. Completing courses at Toronto, he returned to Galt and from the mid-1880s spent 20 years in practice. To complete a meandering business career, shingle manufacturing next attracted Sylvester. In 1908 and 1911, he ran for Parliament, finishing second to Conservative George Clare."

      mills, r. (2018). Flash from the Past:. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 29 July 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/whatson-story/8404574-flash-from-the-past-/

  • 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..., 113.

    2. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-7 Page 16.

    3. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 36.

    4. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 28.

    5. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 124.

    6. [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..., 114.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dentist - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dentist - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Shingle Works - Methal Shingle Siding Co. - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Elliott St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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