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

George Clemens[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1777 - 1863  (86 years)


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  • Name George Clemens 
    Born 17 Jul 1777  Pikeland Twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 08, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 09, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 02, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 02, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1730 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave George Clemens 
    Died 10 Aug 1863  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13
    Cause: Thrown from buggy 
    Buried Limerick-Cornell Cemetery, Waterloo Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I16919  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father George Clemens,   b. 1732, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1813, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Carlisle,   b. Abt 1732, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Esther Stauffer,   b. 18 Sep 1790, Near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1836, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Clemens,   b. 3 Aug 1806, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     2. Levi Clemens,   b. 5 Apr 1808, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     3. Mary Clemens,   b. 10 May 1809, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     4. Harriet Clemens,   b. 14 Jun 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. George S. Clemens,   b. 20 Sep 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Isaac S. Clemens, MPP,   b. 21 Jan 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Mary Ann Clemens,   b. 16 Aug 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1893, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Wilhelmine Clemens,   b. 27 Oct 1817, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1881, Bosanquet Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Stauffer Clemens,   b. 1 Jan 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1891, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     10. Maria C. Clemens,   b. 26 Mar 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901  (Age 80 years)
     11. Nancy Clemens,   b. 16 Jun 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1861, Near Erbsville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     12. John Clemens,   b. 7 May 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. William Clemens,   b. 26 May 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     14. Daniel Clemens,   b. 27 Feb 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     15. Oliver Clemens,   b. 20 Apr 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1904, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     16. Rachel Clemens,   b. 14 Oct 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1902  (Age 71 years)
     17. Lewis Clemens,   b. 29 Jun 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     18. Amos S. Clemens,   b. 12 Jan 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1906  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Bechtel,   b. 8 Aug 1792, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1885, Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1844  [1, 6
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F4143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Clemens, "younger son of George and Elizabeth (Carlisle) Clemens, was born in Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, July 17, 1777. His boyhood days were spent on his father's farm and during the winter months he attended the public school and received such an education as the times afforded. It is well known that the facilities for obtaining a good common school education were at that time far inferior to what they now are. While visiting friends in Montgomery County during the winter of 1799 and 1800, Mr. Clemens was informed that numerous families intended to move either to the western part of the state or to Ohio, and even some were meditating of moving to Canada, the way-out-of-the-world country. No sooner was he in possession of this information than he hunted up such parties who were making preparations to move to Canada in order to receive all the information that could be obtained of this country at that time. Upon his return home he informed his father of what he had heard in regard to Canada. After listening to his son for some time, his father said: 'Well George, if all be true that you have heard in regard to Canada, it truly must be a good country to go to in order to seek one's fortune, but take my advice, first go and see the country for yourself.' During the winter of 1800-1 seven families of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, made arrangements for moving to Canada which company Mr. Clemens joined. He drove one of the teams (see Historical notes on pages 22, 23, and 24 in regard to Mr. Clemens)and in May, 1801, he arrived where now the village of Blair is situated. After making a thorough inspection of this country he found everything beyond his expectations and immediately selected his land on which he settled. This was about one mile east of Preston, near Speedsville, on the farm now owned by his grandson, Isaac B. Clemens. After having cleared several acres of his land he erected a small log house and commenced housekeeping. In course of time he found the words recorded in Genesis 2: 18 to be true, he therefore amended or improved his condition in life by taking to himself a wife in the person of Esther Stauffer who was born December 18th, 1790, and died August 17, 1836. After her decease he was married to (October 27th, 1840) Elizabeth, the widow of David Histand. She was a daughter of old George Bechtel and was born August 8th, 1792, and died July 21st, 1885. old Mr. George Clemens died August 10, 1863. To him and his first wife was born a family of eighteen 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..., 413.

    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..., 511.

    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..., 637.

    4. [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..., 795.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 Jul 1885.
      21 July 1885 Elisabeth Clemens, nee Bechtel, widow of George Clemens and mother of George Histand, died in Kossuth, Waterloo Township, at age of 92 years, 11 months and 13 days. She came with her parents to Waterloo County in the year 1800 from Pennasylvania, where she has lived ever since and she was one of the first Pennasylvanian settlers

    6. [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..., 225.

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

    8. [S287] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Limerick-Cornell CC#5417 Internet Link.
      In / memory of / George Clemens / born July 17, 1777 / died Aug. 10' 1863 / aged 86 years & 25 d's / Death's but a path that must be trod / If men would ever pass to God: / A port of calm / a state of ease / From the rough rage of swelling seas

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Aug 1863.
      Georg Clemens died 10 Aug 1863 near Preston, 86 yrs, 24 days, one of the first settlers in Waterloo Twp.

    10. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 4 Page 28.

    11. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 1 Page 40.

    12. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 19.

    13. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 19 Aug 1863.
      Clemens, George Sr. died 8 Aug 1863 At res, Waterloo Twp. In his 86th year. Thrown from his buggy. One of the oldest settlers in Waterloo.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 08, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 02, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., 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
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Thrown from buggy - 10 Aug 1863 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Limerick-Cornell Cemetery, Waterloo Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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