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

Hannes Groh[1]

Male 1708 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Hannes Groh 
    Born 1708  , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story 
    Name Johannes Groh 
    Name John Groh 
    Eby ID Number 00045-3398 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I1624  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Family Magdalena Bauman,   b. Abt 1725, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. John Groh,   b. 1753, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Henry Groh,   b. 1755, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Michael Groh,   b. 1757, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1804, , Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     4. Abraham Groh,   b. Abt 1760, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hannes Groh, "a native of Switzerland, came to America at a very early date. Tradition has it that he belonged to the company of emigrants whom the captain attempted to starve in order to gain possession of the supposed large sum of money held by these parties. The motive that impelled old Hannes, the ancestor of the Groh family of this county, to emigrate to Pennsylvania, was on account of religious persecutions which raged in his native country and which was the chief cause of the emigration of so many of the noble-hearted pioneers of Pennsylvania where no cruel persecutions were waged against these devout worshippers of the almighty God. Old Hannes Groh was born about the year 1708 and, if traditional report be true, came to America in 1725. He was married to Magdalena, only daughter of old Wendel Baumann, progenitor of the now numerous family scattered throughout every state of the Union and all the provinces of Canada. All efforts made to ascertain the names of their children together with their descendants proved, to a great extent, fruitless. The names of only three children have been received"


      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..., 76.

    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..., 729.

  • Event Map
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