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

Isaac Master[1, 2]

Male 1787 - 1853  (66 years)


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  • Name Isaac Master 
    Born 23 Jan 1787  , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Land 1829  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1830  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 3 Lot 11, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Rsrch. Note
    • He migrated from Chester in 1819, arriving in New Hope (Hespeler) in September, with wife and family. He first bought 100 acres in 1821 from his father-in-law, Abraham Clemens in BLB3-10. In 1830 he bought another 200 acre farm in BLB2-1 for £375.

      1831 Assessment: lots: BBF1w BLB2-1, acres: 310, cultivated acres: 120, horses: 2, cow: 3, oxen: 2, men: 3, value: 229, value per acre: .74.

      In 1834 a new set of township officers was created. These were the "fence viewers" whose job it was to settle disputes between neighbours as to the value of fencing provided by a neighbour, i.e. If livestock broke a fence down and caused damage to another's fields the fence viewer would decide if the fence had been up to standard and to what extent the damage was and how much money was owing in compensation. (Prior to 1834 this had been the job of the "Overseers of Highways", who checked roads, fences, ditch draining etc. and decided what maintenance work was needed and who was to help.The Overseer had complete control over who in his division was to help and called upon persons had to go and bring whatever tools were requested by the Overseer.) Fence viewers also had to settle disputes over drainage.

      In January 1837 Isaac and Jacob Shantz Jr. were appointed Fence viewers for the Lower Part of Waterloo, east of the Grand River, Daniel Stauffer was for Lower Part of Waterloo west of the Grand River, Philip Bleam was for Preston and Adam Winters was appointed for the village of Waterloo.

      By 1861 most of the family had moved from the district and none show up in the 1861 assessment.

      Isaac Master, "was born January 23rd, 1787, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, June 21st, 1853. On May 11th, 1809, he was married to Mary, daughter of Abraham Clemens. She died May 26th, 1870. Mr. Master was the only member of the family who settled in Canada. He with his wife and family of four children moved to this county in 1819 and settled, September 19th, on lot No. 1, 1st Concession, lower block, Waterloo Township, about halfway between Preston and Galt. Here they raised a large family, viz:" - Ezra E. Eby
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00077-4643 
    Died 21 Jun 1853  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I15071  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Christopher Master,   b. Jun 1734, On The Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Christina Yeakel,   b. 1748, Of, Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 May 1766  [9
    Family ID F4060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Clemens,   b. 27 Jul 1793, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1870, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 11 May 1809  [3
    Children 
     1. John Master,   b. 7 Mar 1810, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1895, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Elizabeth Master,   b. 7 Mar 1810,   d. In Infancy, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George C. Master,   b. 23 Dec 1813, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1874, Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Sarah Ann Master,   b. 23 Jan 1816, of, Waterloo Twp., Region of Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1881, , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Abraham C. Master,   b. 11 Apr 1818, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1853, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     6. Mary Master,   b. 7 May 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Isaac Master,   b. 25 Jan 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1834  (Age 12 years)
     8. Hannah Master,   b. 18 Dec 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Bosanquet Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. Catharine Master,   b. 3 Aug 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1886, Sourisford, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     10. Samuel Master,   b. 19 Jun 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1860, Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     11. Nancy Master,   b. 29 Mar 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1912  (Age 81 years)
     12. Elizabeth "Eliza" Master,   b. 2 Jul 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907  (Age 73 years)
     13. Henry Master,   b. 27 Mar 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Lewis Master,   b. 8 Jan 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     15. Lucinda Master,   b. 29 Jan 1837 OR 21 Aug 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1854  (Age 17 years)
     16. William Master,   b. Abt 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F4065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isaac Master, "was born January 23rd, 1787, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, June 21st, 1853. On May 11th, 1809, he was married to Mary, daughter of Abraham Clemens. She died May 26th, 1870. Mr. Master was the only member of the family who settled in Canada. He with his wife and family of four children moved to this county in 1819 and settled, September 19th, on lot No. 1, 1st Concession, lower block, Waterloo Township, about halfway between Preston and Galt. Here they raised a large family"


      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. [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..., 286.

    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..., 411.

    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..., 72.

    4. [S138] Cemetery - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - Blenheim Mennonite Internet Link Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In memory of/ Issac Master/ born in Berks Co. Pa Jan 23, 1787/ died June 21, 1853/ aged 66 years / 5 months/

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 28.
      Isaac MASTERS Yeoman USA 64 Methodist
      Mary MASTERS wife USA 59 Methodist
      Eliza MASTERS daughter Canada 20 Methodist
      Henry MASTERS son Canada 18 Methodist
      Lucinda MASTERS daughter Canada 15 Methodist

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 37.

    7. [S1319] Assessment Roll - ON, Waterloo Twp. - 1829-1830.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 28.

    9. [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..., 71.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1787 - , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1829 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 3 Lot 11, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jun 1853 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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