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

Henry Brower[1, 2, 3]

Male Cal 1777 - 1874  (~ 97 years)


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  • Name Henry Brower 
    Born CALC 3 May 1777  [4
    Gender Male 
    Birth 3 May 1780  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 01S, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Name Henry Brauer 
    Occupation 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gentleman 
    Occupation 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1874  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    carpenter and joiner 
    Eby ID Number 00017-1348 
    Died 10 Dec 1874  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I16368  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Family ID F230019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Marias,   b. 29 Nov 1783, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1861, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1806  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Harriet Brower,   b. 20 Sep 1807, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Brower,   b. 21 Jan 1809, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1842, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     3. Mary Ann Brower,   b. 13 Aug 1811, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1888, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Ephraim Brower,   b. 11 Feb 1813, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth Brower,   b. 20 Jun 1815, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1883, Townsend Township, Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Daniel Brower,   b. 19 Jan 1818, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Henry Brower,   b. 25 Apr 1820, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Samaria Brower,   b. 9 Jun 1823, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Abraham Brower,   b. 4 May 1826, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1846, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F4332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Bower,"one of the original settlers of this family, came from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he was born May 3rd, 1780. On November 23rd, 1806, he was married to Elizabeth Marias who was born November 29th, 1783. In the year 1822 they moved to Canada and settled at Preston, Ontario. He was both a carpenter and mechanic by trade. During the summer months he was engaged in putting up buildings in and around Preston, many of which are still standing as a memorial of our worthy old ancestor, Mr Brower. During the long winter months he was busily engaged in making spinning wheels for the young ladies† (now our grandmothers) of Waterloo. The writer's mother used to have a spinning wheel made by Mr Brower. His initials "H. B. 1831" were stamped on the end of frame. Some years after his arrival in Canada he took up auctioneering at which he did quite a business for a number of years. His advantage over other auctioneers was that he was capable of conducting sales in either English or German language. After their arrival in this county they settled at the lower end of Preston where they resided until her death which took place March 8th, 1861. After the death of his aged partner he made his home for a few years with his daughter, Elizabeth. From here he went to the home of his daughter, Mary (Mrs. Isaac Clemens), where he spent the evening of his life in comfort. He died December 10th, 1874, aged 94 years, 7 months, and 7 days. To them was born a family of nine 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..., 871.

    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..., 219.

    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..., 629.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 dec 1874.
      Died 10 Dec 1874 By Preston, Henry Brauer died at the age of 94 years, 7 months, 7 days.

    5. [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..., 333.

    6. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 7.

    7. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 13.

    8. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861, Div. 1 Page 10.

    9. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 16.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 3 May 1780 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 01S, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter and joiner - 1874 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1874 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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