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

Abraham Biehn[1, 2, 3]

Male 1781 - 1858  (77 years)


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  • Name Abraham Biehn 
    Born 7 Feb 1781  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1830  Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 3 Nov 1858  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Death 18 Dec 1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Lot 06, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00008-1028 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I15606  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father John Biehn,   b. 1737, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Barbara Fried,   b. 1744, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F4152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica Shantz,   b. 14 Nov 1789, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1876, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1808  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Moses Biehn,   b. 24 Jul 1809, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Sarah Biehn,   b. 25 Dec 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1889  (Age 77 years)
     3. Aaron S. Biehn, Sr.,   b. 16 Mar 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1897  (Age 83 years)
     4. Mary Biehn,   b. 30 Sep 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1906  (Age 89 years)
     5. Barbara Biehn,   b. 7 Apr 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1858  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F4214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Biehn, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 7th, 1781. He was married to Veronica, daughter of Isaac and Barbara (Reiff) Shantz. She was born November 14th, 1789, and died July 27th, 1876. They resided on lot No. 1, Biehn's Tract, about one mile west of Doon, on the farm where his father had located in 1800. Here old Abraham Biehn and his wife resided until their death. He died November 3rd, 1858. their family consisted 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.].

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      A-2-5 Abraham Biehn Be it known that on the 18th December 1858, the Last Will and Testament of Abraham Biehn late of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, who died on or about the 3rd day of December 1858 at the Township of Waterloo and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at the Township of Waterloo, was proved and registered in the said surrogate Court…a true copy of which said Last Will and testament is hereunder written and that the administration...was granted to Aaron Biehn of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, David Shantz of the Township of Blenheim in the County of Oxford, Yeoman and Jacob Yost Shantz of the town of Berlin, Yeoman, the Executors named in said Will…

      I, Abraham Biehm of the Township of Waterloo…do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament…first that all my just debts shall be paid by my hereinafter named Executors; Second I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Varonica, two beds and bed sheaeds[sic] [sheets?] my twenty-four hour clock and case, my corner cupboard and all what is in it, my case of drawers and all what is in it, my stove and pipe, and all my books, one cow, one horse, and my lease wagon, and one set of harness all the household furniture that my beloved wife may want. Further it is my will and desire that my son Aaron shall keep my wife's cow with his own cows during the whole year. Also I give one hundred and fifty pounds of pork to my wife in each and every year during her lifetime and ten buchels of apels[sic] in each and every year. I also order and devise that my loving wife shall have my house, I now live in free of rent, and as much fire wood delivered in the wood house as she may want for her own use. Further I order and desire and it is my will that my son Aaron shall have my farm I now live on, Lot no.1 in the Biehn's Tract at four thousand dollars with all the implements thereon, in the manner following, that is to say; twelve hundred dollars shall remain in my farm during the lifetime of my beloved wife Varonica at six per cent interest yearly for the same to her in hand paid each and every year, and one thousand dollars my son Aaron or his heirs shall have out of the then remaining two thousand eight hundred dollars for to equalize him with the rest of my children, according to my family's book and the then remaining eighteen hundred dollars my son Aaron shall pay five hundred dollars each and every year to my hereinafter named Executors, besides the interest on the twelve hundred dollars until the eighteen hundred are fully paid. Further it is my desire that all moneys arising from and out of my property personal or freehold, shall always be equally divided each and every year share and share alike amongst all my children or there heirs (my formerly son in law Jacob Y. Shantz shall always be considered as if my daughter Barbara was yet living) Except four hundred dollars of my daughter Mary her share (now intermarried to Benjamin Martin) shall be received for her two children, namely Moses , Martin and Mary Ann Martin, each of them shall have two hundred dollars, of the last payments or distributions of my daught. Mary's share and be put on interest till they become the age of twenty one years. Further it my will and desire that one year after the death of my wife my son Aaron or his successors shall pay no more interest but shall pay five hundred dollars yearly till the whole amount of twelve hundred dollars are fully paid, then my hereinafter named Executors shall give him a sufficient title or Deed.
      Further, my son Aaron shall have the five acre Cedar Swamp joining lands of Daniel Staufer being part of Lot No 6, Biehn's Tract, Waterloo, south east corner of said Lot which is to go with my farm. Further I order and it is my will that within one year after my decease, my hereinafter mentioned Executors shall appraise all my goods, chattels and household furniture of whatsoever kind or nature, and sell the same by Public sale to the best for my heirs, and do as above decided and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son Aaron Biehn and my son in law David Shantz and my friend Jacob Y. Shantz Executors of this my Last Will and Testament…

      Witnessed by Johannes Steckler and C C. Martin
      Will dated 23rd September 1857
      Proved 18th December 1858
      Died 3rd December 1858
      [Written in margin - very faint - two sums of money $800 and $1000]

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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..., 262.

    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..., 421.

    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..., 45.

    4. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Hier Ruhen die gebeine von / Abraham Biehn / geboren im Jahr 1781 in Burks Co. Pa. / eingenwandert nach Canada in Jarh / 1800. Starb am 3 November 1858 / im Alter von 77 Jahr 3 Monat 1 Tag. / (verse)

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 21.

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

    7. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 12.

    8. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Abraham Beihn - 1858 - A-2-5.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Feb 1781 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1858 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Dec 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - - Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Lot 06, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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