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

Simon Beaty[1, 2]

Male 1828 - 1897  (69 years)

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  • Name Simon Beaty 
    Born 28 May 1828  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1897  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Religion Mennonite  [6
    Eby ID Number 00027-2013.4 
    Died 2 Jul 1897  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 9
    Cause: cancer of the stomach 
    Buried St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I16712  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    Father Sergt John B. Beaty,   b. 27 Dec 1779, , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Maria "Polly" "Mary" Cress,   b. 29 Apr 1790, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F4408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Ann Bascomb,   b. 27 Sep 1835, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1916, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Silas Beaty,   b. 12 Aug 1853, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1931, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Catharine Beaty,   b. 10 Mar 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1898  (Age 44 years)
     3. Solomon Beatty,   b. 6 Mar 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1931, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Urias W. Beatty,   b. 18 May 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1935, St. Catharines, Welland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Mary Anne Beaty,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Angeline Beaty,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Adeline Beaty,   b. 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Ida R. Beaty,   b. 26 May 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F31542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Simon Beaty, "is married and resides in Woolwich Township, opposite the Wellesley and Peel Townline, where he owns a beautiful farm."


      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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      THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

      An interesting meeting took place the Saturday before last in the old log cabin in Waterloo Park.

      This house was, of course, the first schoolhouse in this area and stood originally on the school-house square at the corner of King and Church Streets in Waterloo. It was built in 1820 and served its purpose until 1842, when it was torn down and a 1-storey stone house was constructed on the site. The dismantled log house was erected again in Greenbush and served as a residence for a long time for the coloured man, Mr. Carroll and his family. In the course of this year, the Waterloo Park Commissioners purchased the house, moved it to their park and furnished it again as it was when it was a school-house.

      At this gathering, in addition to many other ladies and gentlemen, the following (male and female) former pupils attended, took their places on the benches, and were called to order by the 82-year-old teacher, Benjamin Burkholder, who held the scepter, or rather, the switch, from 1831 to 1842 in the old log-house: Joel Guth, 80 years old; Abraham Scherk, Blair, 79; Jakob Bricker, Waterloo, 77; Sarah Burkholder, nee Erb, Bridgeport, 75; Amos Weber, Berlin, 73; John C, Bricker, Hawksville, 71; Maria Erb, nee Quickfall, Norwich 69; David B. Eby, Waterloo, 69; Wendel Baumann, Woolwich, 68; Henry Stauffer, Erbsville, 67; Simon Beatty, Elmira, 67; Jakob Ratz, New Hamburg, 67; Israel Baumann, Berlin, 65; George Elbert, Moorefield, 63; George H. Baumann, Elmira, 63; John Devitt, Waterloo, 62; Richard Quickfall, Bridgeport, 62; Isaak Hoffmann, Waterloo, 61; Robert Barkwell, Peel, 60; Diana McMahon, nee Dekay, Berlin, 60; Thomas Quickfall, Floradale, 60; Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, 60; Isaak Devitt, Floradale, 58; John Longmann, Peel, 57. In addition, to these, the teacher read the names of 25 pupils from the roll; they were, however, absent.

      Mr. Burkholder gave an interesting talk about the history of the old school-house, and after him, Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Rev. J. McNair, Mr. J.E. Baumann, M.P., and Mr. Jakob Ratz spoke about the old days which brought many things out of the past to mind again. School was, as a rule, only in session in winter and the costs were borne by the parents of the children. There were few subjects taught, namely: Reading, Writing and Sums. The children heard little about language, and geography; no child had more than 2 or 3 books. The predominant language was German. The pupils learned to read and write English, but didn't understand a word of it. Among the teachers in the old school-house from 1820-1842, with the exception of Mr. Burkholder, were the following whose names are still recognized: Jephtha DeKay, Joseph Guth, John Herringer, Peter Otto, John Dobbin, Elias Eby, Robert Barber, & Joseph Eby.

      After those present, on hearing the various speeches felt themselves transported back to the past, the school was closed at four o'clock and the pupils were gathered together in front of the school and photographed as a group. On their return into the school, they found it had been transformed into a dining room with heavily-laden tables, which the old-timers thoroughly enjoyed. After everyone had chatted cordially for a while longer, the gathering broke up. The company will not meet again in complete numbers, nor in such a way.

      Berliner Journal September 26, 1895 Page 4 Column 4

  • 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..., 468.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012241-83.
      Josiah MUSSELMAN, 23, laborer, Woolwich twp., Elmira, s/o Isaac MUSSELMAN & Susan HINGER, married Catherine BEATTIE, 27, Waterloo, Woolwich twp., d/o Simon BEATTIE & Julia BEECOM, witn: Urias BEATTIE & Melvina GOWING, both of Woolwich twp., 3 Oct 1883 at Hawksville

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 22.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 25.

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 25632-1897.
      Simon Beaty d. 2 Jul 1897 Woolwich, aged 69y b. Canada, cause: cancer of the stomach, religion: Mennonite

    7. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Dist. 12 Page 107.

    8. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      Gone home / In memory of / Simon Beaty / born / May 28,1828 / died / July 2,1897 / aged / 69 yrs 1 mo. / & 4 days / The spirit is not dead / Though low the body lies / But,freed from sin and sorrow,fled / To dwell beyond the skies / Messett, Berlin /

    9. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, S., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, S. (1828). Simon Beaty (1828-1897) - Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 28 June 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17557814/simon-beaty.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1828 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1897 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cancer of the stomach - 2 Jul 1897 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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