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

Gerhardt Clemens[1]

Male 1680 - 1745  (65 years)


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  • Name Gerhardt Clemens 
    Born 1680  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story 
    Eby ID Number 00023.1617.1 
    Died 1745  [1
    Person ID I15414  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father Jacob Clemens,   b. Abt 1650,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann,   b. Abt 1685, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Clemens,   b. 1710, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1776  (Age 66 years)
     2. Jacob Clemens,   b. Abt 1712, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Clemens,   b. Abt 1714, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ann Clemens,   b. Abt 1716, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F4158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "(From the History of Lower Salford Township, by James V. Heckler.) Among the early Mennonites who came to Pennsylvania was one named Gerhardt Clemens, (Notes taken from his diary which he kept in the German Language, showing that his father's name was Jacob, and that Gerhardt, the old pioneer, was born in Germany in 1680. On March 8th, 1709, he settled with his brother John Clemens, for goods purchased in his store. This shows that he had a brother named John who, according to tradition, had settled in New York where he was engaged as a merchant. It is also said that he had a brother named Jacob who had settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania.) son of Jacob Clemens, arrived at Philadelphia in 1709. He settled in Skippack, Montgomery County, where he, February 14th, 1718, purchased, of David Powell, a tract of land containing 300 acres, situated on the north-east branch of the Perkiomen Creek. After the purchase was made the old progenitor cleared away the forest and erected his log cabin on the west side of the small stream aforesaid. He soon made additional purchases of land. We find in April, 1734, he was the owner of 690 acres of land. In 1726 he built the first grist mill in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. (The mill was built along a hill. The front was two stories high while the back was only one story. The mill was pulled down in 1823.) To Gerhardt and his wife Ann, were born three sons named III Abraham, III Jacob, and III John, and several daughters, the name of one was III Ann."

      The descendants of III Jacob and his wife, Barbara, are quite numerous in Montgomery and other counties of Pennsylvania. He (Jacob) resided on part of his father's farm while III John, his brother received the mill and part of the old farm. He had a family of several children, one son named IV Gerhardt. No information has been received in regard to the daughters of II Gerhardt's, family. We shall now follow the descendants of the oldest son of II Gerhardt"


      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..., 393.

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