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

Solomon Gehman[1, 2, 3]

Male 1800 - 1872  (71 years)


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  • Name Solomon Gehman 
    Born 2 Oct 1800  Herford Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00037-3022 
    Died 14 Aug 1872  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Cause: dropsy 
    Buried 17 Aug 1872  [5
    Person ID I16139  Generations
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Father Rev. Johannes "John" Gehman,   b. 12 Feb 1741, , Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1806, , Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Anna M. Stauffer,   b. 1738, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1817, , Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F2437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine Bechtel,   b. 21 Dec 1810, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1845  (Age 34 years) 
    Children 
     1. Catharine Gehman,   b. 1829, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1894, Lakeview, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Lydia Gehman,   b. 14 Apr 1829, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1906  (Age 76 years)
     3. Elizabeth B. Gehman,   b. 1831, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Gehman,   b. 7 Feb 1834, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1841, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     5. Nancy Gehman,   b. 20 Feb 1836, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1870  (Age 34 years)
     6. Agnes Gehman,   b. 1837, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. David Gehman,   b. 14 Mar 1838, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1917, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     8. Martha Magdalena Gehman,   b. 1840, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1893, Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     9. Rev. Solomon B. Gehman,   b. 21 Jul 1841, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1912, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. Hannah Gehman,   b. 1844, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904, Didsbury, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     11. Abraham Gehman,   b. 14 Jun 1845, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1934  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F4125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Magdalena Good,   b. 24 Jan 1813, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1900, , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1849  [5
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Gehman,   b. 1851, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Samuel Gehman,   b. Abt 1851, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1851  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Rachel Gehman,   b. 1854, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Samuel Gehman, II,   b. 3 Feb 1854, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1854  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F2633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1800 - Herford Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: dropsy - 14 Aug 1872 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Solomon Gehman, "Of the many families emigrating from Pennsylvania to Canada during the beginning of the present century, we find the name Gehman. The progenitor of the Gehmans of this county was Solomon.

      A native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was born October 2nd, 1800. In 1826 he, in company with Henry Moyer and family, Jacob and Abram Clemens with their families, John and George Shoemaker, Jacob Kolb and family, Schiedel, Clemmer, Mohr, and others, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. Mr Gehman settled in North Dumfries Township, two miles east of Roseville, on the farm now possessed by his son, Rev. Solomon. The old progenitor was married to Catharine, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Gabel) Bechtel. She was born December 21st, 1810, and died June 21st, 1845. After her decease Mr Gehman was married to Magdalena, daughter of John and Magdalena (Baumann) Good. She was born January 24th, 1813. Mr Gehman died August 14th, 1872."


      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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      Fell asleep in Jesus, on the 14th of August, in Dumfries township, Waterloo county, Ontario, Solomon Gehman, aged 71 years, 10 months, and 12 days. He was afflicted for over a year with dropsy, which finally settled on his heart. He was confined to his bed only three days, during which time he suffered great pain, which he bore with christian patience. He was buried on the 17th, followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives, upon which occasion Daniel High preached a discourse in German, from 2 Tim. 4: 7, 5, and John McNelly in the English language.
      The deceased was born in Herford township, Berks county, Pa., and his father John Gehman was a minister in the Mennonite church 38 years, in Upper Milford, Lehigh county, Pa. In his youth Solomon emigrated(sic) to Canada, in the year 1822, where his neighbors at that time were Indians. He was married to Catharine Bechtel in 1827. In 1815 (???) his first wife died and in 1849 he was married a second time to widow Magdalena Weber, whose maiden name was Good. With his first wife he had 10 children, two of whom are dead. With his last wife he had 3 children of whom also one died. He leaves a deeply afflicted widow and ten children to mourn their loss. May God grant them grace, and though it be through many tears and much tribulation, to fit and prepare themselves for the home of the blessed in his eternal kingdom.


      "Weep not around my bier.
      When I am dead.
      Nor drop the friendly tear
      Upon my head.
      Afar in yonder sky
      I'll find my home,
      And wait in realms of light
      For you to come."

      Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 10 - October, 1872, page 158, 159

  • 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..., 222.

    2. [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..., 384.

    3. [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..., 710.

    4. [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..., 670.

    5. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Volume IX, Number 10 - October, 1872, page 158, 159.

    6. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 20.

    7. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 37.

    8. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 10 Page 75.