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

Rev. Levi S. Master[1]

Male 1841 - 1903  (62 years)


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  • Name Levi S. Master 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 8 Feb 1841  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number 00077-4659 
    Died 21 Feb 1903  Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I15095  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [7
    Family ID F4066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Z. Fried,   b. 24 Jan 1840, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1917, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Children 
     1. William Master,   b. 6 Dec 1861, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1861, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" "Lizzie" Master,   b. 27 Jul 1863, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1950  (Age 86 years)
     3. Elsie Jane Master,   b. 27 Nov 1865, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1866, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Sheridan F. Master,   b. 7 Mar 1869, , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1927, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Frances Barnes Master,   b. 5 Jan 1876, , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Levi Master, "was born in Waterloo County, near New Dundee, Ontario, February 8th, 1841. His days of youth were spent with his father on the farm. When a mere lad he became animated with a thirst for learning. But the schools of his time were of an inferior kind and afforded none of the facilities now attainable in acquiring the rudiments of education. Schools then were kept open only a few months during the winter. Consequently he received at school nothing but the ordinary instruction which farmers' sons of that period usually received. The information thus received laid the foundation of a good education. By the time he attained the age of seventeen or eighteen years he passed his examination as a public school teacher. He followed teaching for a number of years. Later he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church. In 1869 he moved to Michigan where he continued to labor for his Master in the M. E. Church with great diligence and zeal. At present he is presiding elder of the church of his choice. His home is in Kalamazoo, Michigan. On January 1st, 1861, he was married to Maria Fried who was born January 24th, 1840. To them was born a family of five 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. [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..., 668.

    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..., 76.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Levi Master Born: Canada Res: Blenheim Township Age: 21 Father: John Mother: Nancy Stafford Born: 1840 Spouse: Maria Freid Age: 20 born: Canada Res: Blenheim Township Born: 1841 Father: Samuel Mother: Nancy Zeigler married 1 Jan 1861

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

    5. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, O., America, N., County, K., Rapids, G., & Cemetery, O. (1841). Levi Master (1841-1903) - Find A Grave Memorial. Findagrave.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46392919/mas.

    6. [S2247] Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 - Ancestry.com.
      Levi Masters
      Birth Dateabt 1841
      Birth PlaceOntario
      Death Date21 Feb 1903
      Death PlaceBig Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan
      Death Age62
      OccupationMinister
      RaceWhite
      Marital StatusMarried
      GenderMale
      Father NameJohn Master
      Mother NameNancy Stauffer
      FHL Film Number1004850

    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..., 72.

    8. [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..., 77.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Feb 1841 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1861 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1903 - Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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