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

John Break[1]

Male 1792 - 1842  (50 years)


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  • Name John Break 
    Born 27 Jan 1792  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 109, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number 00014-1170 
    Died 14 Aug 1842  South Of Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I16140  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 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 Catharine Betzner,   b. 26 Jan 1798, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1873, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 7 May 1815  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Break,   b. 31 Jan 1816, of, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1842  (Age 26 years)
     2. Samuel Break,   b. 8 Sep 1817,   d. 16 Dec 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     3. Adam Break,   b. 20 Apr 1819, of, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1825  (Age 5 years)
     4. David Break,   b. 16 Aug 1820, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1892  (Age 71 years)
     5. John Break,   b. 9 Sep 1822,   d. 23 Feb 1841  (Age 18 years)
     6. Catharine Break,   b. 6 Sep 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1841  (Age 16 years)
     7. Magdalena Break,   b. 4 Apr 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1842  (Age 15 years)
     8. Gideon Break,   b. 23 Dec 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     9. Joseph Break,   b. 20 Mar 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     10. Mary Break,   b. 16 Mar 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1889, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     11. Abraham Break,   b. 2 Feb 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F2403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jan 1792 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 May 1815 - 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 
    • John Break, "son of John and Catharine (Schõrg, now spelled Shirk and Sherk) Break, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, January 27th, 1792. In 1806 he came to Canada with his mother and settled in Waterloo County where he was married, May 7, 1815 to Catharine, daughter of Samuel D. and Elizabeth (Brech) Betzner. She was born January 26th 1798, and died June 7th, 1873. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm now possessed by their grand-son, Gideon Break, a little south of Breslau, where he died August 14th, 1842. Their family consisted of eleven 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. [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..., 241.

    3. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 15.

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 58.

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