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

Magdalena Break

Female 1796 - 1862  (66 years)


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  • Name Magdalena Break 
    Born 3 Apr 1796  , Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Magdalena Sherk 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Dunkard 
    Eby ID Number 00014-1169 
    Died 8 Sep 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Cause: suddenly 
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I16138  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Brech,   b. Abt 1759, , Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1802, , Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Magdalene Schörg,   b. Abt 1760, Of, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Sherk,   b. 19 Apr 1792, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1874, , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1815  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Sherk,   b. 15 May 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1891  (Age 74 years)
     2. Eli Sherk,   b. 20 Oct 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1868, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     3. Levi Sherk,   b. 23 Nov 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1886  (Age 65 years)
     4. Rev. Samuel S. Sherk,   b. 3 Nov 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Magdalena Sherk,   b. 1825, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1879, Arthur, Arthur Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     6. Adam Sherk,   b. 4 Feb 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John Sherk,   b. 1 May 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1851  (Age 23 years)
     8. Amos Sherk,   b. 19 Jun 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rev. Abraham Break Sherk,   b. 6 May 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1916, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. Rev. David B. Sherk,   b. 29 Nov 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 71 years)
     11. Rev. Christian Sherk,   b. 1 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Apr 1796 - , Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: suddenly - 8 Sep 1862 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Magdalena Break, "was born April 3rd, 1796. On August 20th, 1815, she was married to Samuel Sherk. He was born April 19th, 1792. They resided about two miles south of Breslau, Ontario, where she died September 8th, 1862. In 1866 he moved to Kent County, Michigan, near Caledonia, where he died September 17th 1874. To them was born a family of ten 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..., 295.

    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..., 232.

    3. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 7 Page 53.

    4. [S932] News - Canada Christian Advocate - 1858-1872, "Death of Mrs. Sherrick," 17 Sep 1862, p. 2.
      Mrs. Sherrick, aged 66, wife of Samuel Sherrick, farmer near Preston, died very suddenly last Mon. evening, Dumfries Reformer

    5. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.

    6. [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..., 231.