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

Michael Groh[1]

Male 1757 - 1804  (47 years)


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  • Name Michael Groh 
    Born 1757  Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00045-3401 
    Died 20 Sep 1804  , Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1627  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Hannes Groh,   b. 1708, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Magdalena Bauman,   b. Abt 1725, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Witmer,   b. Abt 1760, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1779  [2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Groh,   b. 1777, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Anna Groh,   b. Abt 1782, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Barbara Groh,   b. 28 May 1784, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1858, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Peter Groh,   b. Jul 1785, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Esther Groh,   b. 5 Dec 1786, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1862, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. John Groh,   b. 19 Jun 1788, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Jacob Groh,   b. 12 Aug 1790, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1845  (Age 55 years)
     8. Christina Groh,   b. 1794, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Michael Groh, "the third son of old Hannes and Magdalena (Baumann) Groh, was born in 1757. In 1779 he was married to Elizabeth Witmer. In 1804 he, in company with others, came to Canada with the object of making a thorough inspection of the nature of the country. So well was Mr. Groh pleased with the appearance of the country (then all in its primeval state) that he took up a claim between Preston and Hespeler. He cleared about six acres and made it ready for fall wheat. On this clearing he erected a small log cabin into which he purposed moving on his return, with family, from Pennsylvania. In August of the same year he returned to his parental home in Montgomery County. During the first week of September (1804) he, (bidding adieu to his parents, brothers, friends and relatives, and not thinking of this being their last time of meeting here on earth) in company with his wife and family, set out on the journey for their Canadian home. They came as far as Buffalo where they crossed the Niagara River and proceeded on their journey to Mr. Boyer's who resided near the river on the Canadian side, where Mr. Groh, the father of the family, took sick and, after a few weeks suffering, died. The wife and two sons, John and Jacob, and one or two daughters, proceeded on their journey to Waterloo while the eldest daughter, Barbara, remained with her father to nurse him during his illness, and after his recovery they were to follow the family, but the mother and family had no sooner arrived at their new home when word came that the father was dead. He died about September 20th, 1804. Their family consisted of seven 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..., 680.

    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..., 730.

    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..., 731.