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

John Master[1, 2]

Male 1810 - 1895  (85 years)


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  • Name John Master 
    Born 7 Mar 1810  , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1844  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00077-4644 
    Died 23 Sep 1895  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I15072  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Isaac Master,   b. 23 Jan 1787, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1853, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother 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
    Family ID F4065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine Reichert,   b. 15 May 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1844  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Stauffer,   b. 4 Aug 1811, Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1843, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1830  [3
    Children 
     1. Sallie Ann Master,   b. 6 Feb 1833, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1915  (Age 82 years)
     2. Isaac Master, MPP,   b. 19 Mar 1835, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Mary Master,   b. 12 Mar 1837, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1891, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     4. Hannah Master,   b. 4 Jun 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. David Master,   b. 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Rev. Levi S. Master,   b. 8 Feb 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1903, Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Harriet Master,   b. 14 Mar 1843, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Mar 1810 - , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1844 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1844 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Sep 1895 - Kitchener, 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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  • Notes 
    • John Master, "the eldest son of Isaac and Mary (Clemens) Master, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, March 7th, 1810. He came to Canada with his parents when nine years of age. On October 30th, 1830, he was married to Nancy Stauffer who was born August 4th, 1811, and died May 13th, 1843. After her decease he was married to Catharine Reichert, April 30th, 1844. She was born in this county, May 15th, 1811. After his marriage he resided on a farm near that of his father's where he remained several years. Being persuaded by some parties to quit the life of an husbandman and begin that of an inn-keeper, he left the farm now in possession of James Cowan and moved to Dundas where he took possession of the old hotel known as 'Peter Bomberger's', a great resort for travellers from all parts of the northern and western counties. But being brought up to the business of agriculture he soon became so disgusted with the life of 'innkeeping' that after the short stay of six months he disposed of his business in Dundas and returned to Waterloo, the county of his adoption. After his return he settled in Wilmot Township, several miles west of New Dundee, on the farm now in possession of John Master, his grandson. From here he moved to Plattsville, Oxford County, where he resided until 1891, thence to Berlin where he and his aged partner are spending the evening of their lives with their son Isaac, ex-M. P. P. Here they have a pleasant home and the loving care of all. To him and his first wife was born a family of six 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.].

  • 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..., 503.

    2. [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..., 161.

    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/ John Master/ who died/ Sept 23, 1895/ aged 85 years/ & 6 months/

    5. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 12.
      John MASTER Farmer USA Primitive Methodist 42
      Catherine MASTER Canada Primitive Methodist 41
      Isaac MASTER Canada Primitive Methodist 17
      Mary MASTER Canada Primitive Methodist 15
      Hannah MASTER Canada Primitive Methodist 13
      Levy MASTER Canada Primitive Methodist 11
      Harriett MASTER Canada Primitive Methodist 9
      David MASTER Canada Primitive Methodist 10
      Esther STAUFER USA Mennonite 60

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

    7. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, Rev. James Strang, Presbyterian Church Pg 18 1844.
      April 30 John MASTER, Wilmot, to Catherine RICHART, Waterloo. Wit: Christopher Richart Jr., Christopher Richart Sr.

    8. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 12.