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

Deacon Abraham C. Clemens[1, 2, 3]

Male 1803 - 1872  (69 years)


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  • Name Abraham C. Clemens 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 7 Feb 1803  , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Land Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 13, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land 4045 Maple Grove Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 2 Dec 1838 
    elected deacon 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1683 
    Died 28 Aug 1872  [5
    Person ID I16898  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Abraham C. Clemens,   b. 1764, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1819, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Custer,   b. 15 Feb 1763, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1819, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F21565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Strome,   b. 25 Aug 1802, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1824  [7
    Children 
     1. Moses Clemens,   b. 22 Apr 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Aaron Clemens,   b. 26 Feb 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Mary Clemens,   b. 14 May 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. John S. Clemens,   b. 1 Jun 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1918, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Hannah Clemens,   b. 30 Aug 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Feb 1803 - , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - - 4045 Maple Grove Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Abram C. Clemens, "the third son of Abraham and Rebecca (Miller) Clemens, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, February 7th, 1803, and when six years of age his parents moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near Hespeler where young Abram was raised. When a young man he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Polly (Ruth) Strohm, who was born August 25th, 1802, and died October 8th, 1864. After their marriage they moved on the farm now in possession of their son, John who resides near Hespeler. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Nancy Bowman. When married second time he lived retired near the old homestead. Some twenty years before his death he was appointed deacon of the Mennonite Church. To him and his first wife were born five 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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      Michael Bergy erected in 1830 the first saw-mill and small foundry which he located a little north of the present R. Forbes Co. site, near where a small spring creek joins the Speed. This streamlet was in those days considerably larger than its present volume. The writer's father told of having fished trout from it in his boyhood. The ruins of the old saw-mill, which has been described by some as a pail-factory and foundry, was a favorite playhouse for the boys a few decades back. Mr. W. A. Kribs, ex M. P. P. recalls the presence of old foundry patterns lying about the place of his boyhood days.

      We must continue with the activities of Mr. Bergy who brought the second saw-mill in Bergy-town into existence. it was perhaps with the commencement of this second venture that the name of the place was changed to New Hope, but by the year 1840, Mr. Bergy's hope or interest in the second mill had faded to such an extent that he resold the property to Abram C. Clemens, from whom he had purchased the land. This second saw-mill was the one included in Jacob Hespeler's purchase. it was situated where another streamlet enters the Speed, the site being afterwards occupied by Mr. Hespeler's grist-mill near the stone dam which Hespeler placed in front of Bergy's wooden dam..


      Tenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1922, pages 213 - 224.

  • 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..., 405.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 528.

    3. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 204.

    4. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Clemens Bible.
      Abraham Clemens, born February 7, 1803 Elisabeth Strome, born August 25, 1802. Moses Clemens, born April 22, 1825. Aaron Clemens, born February 26, 1828. Maria Clemens, born May 14, 1830. John Clemens, born June 1 1833. Hannah Clemens, born August 30, 1836.

    5. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Clemens Bible.
      Abraham Clemmens was born 7th day of Fabuary 1803 and died 28 August 1872 aged 69 years, 6 months, and 21 days.

    6. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 11 Page 78.

    7. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Clemens Bible.
      Abraham Clemens married Miss Elizabeth Strome March 30, 1824. I.Z.H. I, Abraham Clemens, was elected deacon in the Mennonite Congregation in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 2, 1838. Written in the year 1866 A.D. by J.Z. Hunsicker