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

Samuel B. Burkholder[1]

Male 1816 - 1893  (77 years)


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  • Name Samuel B. Burkholder 
    Born 2 Jan 1816  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Historic Building 1849  7 Central Street, Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Burkhardt House 
    • The Burkhardt House was built in 1849 by Samuel Burkholder. Only after the walls of the one-and-a-half-storey structure had been completed did he reveal that he intended the structure to be used as a church. At the time, he proposed to the local Evangelical congregation that, if they would complete the building, he would grant them free use of it for divine worship. When the construction was completed and the interior had been furnished, the building became home to the congregation.
      The gable above the entrance with its decorative barge board and the Gothic window was added at a later date, probably when the structure was converted to a residence in 1870. The six-over-six windows and the central doorway with transom and side lights are evidence that the house was originally built in the Georgian Style. Recently the building was repainted in colours sympathetic to the original. The replacement cedar shingle roof has helped restore the house to its original appearance.
      All of the exterior elevations of the Burkhardt house are deemed to be of both historical and architectural significance.1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca
    House 1849  7 Central St., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel constructed this home in 1849 and allowed the Evangelical Association church to use it for church services. It was converted to a house in 1870.
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    mason 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mason 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Protestant 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mason 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00020-1535 
    Died 13 Mar 1893  , Marion Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I16576  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father Christian Burkholder,   b. 3 Feb 1783, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Bauman,   b. 27 Aug 1788, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F2022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Diller,   b. 23 Mar 1823,   d. 2 Jan 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F4371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eva Reis,   b. 1822, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1893, , Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1850  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Joseph Burkholder,   b. 21 Dec 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Benjamin Burkholder,   b. 31 Jul 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John R. Burkholder,   b. 4 Oct 1854, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ezra Reis Burkholder,   b. 14 Nov 1856, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Samuel R. Burkholder,   b. 28 May 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Abraham Burkholder,   b. 7 May 1861, Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F4372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Burkholder, "the third son of Christian Burkholder, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 2nd, 1816, came to Canada when two years of age, and was raised at Waterloo where he resided until September, 1873 then moved to Marion County, Kansas, where he died March 13th, 1893. He was a mason and bricklayer by trade. He was first married, October 12th, 1845, to Susannah Diller who died January 2nd, 1848, at Waterloo, Ontario. On February 17th, 1850, he was married to Eva Reis who died in Kansas, March 29th, 1893. They had a family of six 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.].

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      Emmanuel United Church

      The first Evangelical missionaries arrived in the Waterloo area in 1837. The first Waterloo class (congregation) was formed on August 29, 1839 by Bishop John Seybert during a camp meeting at David Erb's farm near Lexington. Jacob Hoffman was the Waterloo-Lexington class leader; his brother, John, was class leader in Berlin. A brick building which was erected by Samuel Burkholder in 1849 on Church Street, near King, was offered to the congregation for their use as a church, rent free, provided that they agreed to finish and furnish the building. Dedication of the new church was in 1851. The house, known as Burkholder House, is still standing, but Church Street in Waterloo is now known as Central Street.

      In the early 1890s Waterloo was in the North District of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association, and was ministered to jointly with Bridgeport. Pastors in those years were Revs. C.R. Knechtel (1890-1891), F. Meyer (1892), D. Kreh (1893), and W.J. Yaeger (1894).

      A new church, which was built in 1871 at the corner of Cedar and Water Streets (now Bridgeport Road and Dorset Street), was replaced in 1905 by the present structure. Dedication was in May, 1906. Emmanuel Hall was built in 1938. Changes made in 1963 included an addition, a new front entrance and renovation of the former Christian Education area.

      On November 16, 1946 the Evangelical Church joined with congregations of the United Brethren in Christ Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. When the Evangelical United Brethren Church joined the United Church of Canada as of January 1, 1968, Emmanuel became a United Church..


      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900
      By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 379.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 119.

    3. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 3 Page 28.

    4. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 1 Page 35.

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Samuel Burkholder, married to Susanna Diller, both of Waterloo. 12 Oct. 1845.

    6. [S873] Wateloo City - designated properties list, Bean-Wright House.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jan 1816 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Burkhardt House - 1849 - 7 Central Street, Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - 1849 - 7 Central St., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mason - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Protestant - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 1893 - , Marion Co., Kansas Link to Google Earth
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