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

Jacob Clemens, Sr.[1, 2, 3]

Male 1788 - 1876  (88 years)


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  • Name Jacob Clemens 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 9 Feb 1788  Lower Salford, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Immigration May 1825  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 122, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 125, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Retired 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1782 
    Died 8 Apr 1876  Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I17069  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Abraham Clemens,   b. 31 Dec 1752, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1808  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Steiner,   b. Jul 1754, Of, Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1823  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 1778  [12
    Family ID F4459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Dierstein,   b. 11 Nov 1789, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1861  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. Maria "Mary" Clemens,   b. 12 Jul 1811, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1886, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Abraham B. Clemens,   b. 11 Feb 1814, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F4482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Clemens, "the third son of Abraham and Mary (Steiner) Clemens, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 9th, 1788. He was married to Susannah Dierstein. On February 3rd, 1810, his brothers and sisters conveyed by release to him the dwellings together with seventy-six acres of land, being part of the old homestead. Here he resided until April 7th, 1825, when he and his wife sold the farm to Henry Ziegler for $2933. After selling his farm he and his family, together with others, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, opposite Breslau, on the farm now owned by Joseph Cressman, where he resided until his death which occurred April 8th, 1876. His wife was born November 11, 1789, and died September 24th 1861. To them were born Three children, all born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania."


      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..., 422.

    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..., 112.

    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..., 454.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 15.
      Jacob Sn. CLEMENS Gentleman USA 64 Mennonite b. 9-Feb
      Susana CLEMENS USA 63 Mennonite b. 11-Nov

    5. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 12 Page 86.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 13 Apr 1876.
      Died 08 Apr 1876 By Breslau, Jakob Clemens died at the age of 88 years, 1 month, 29 days. He was born in Lower Sulphur Township, Pa., and married Susana Dierstein on August 10, 1810. He came to Canada in May 1825. He was married for 51 years - his wife died on Sept. 24, 1

    7. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 1 Page 7.

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

    9. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 15.

    10. [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..., 423.

    11. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    12. [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..., 421.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - May 1825 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 122, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retired - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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