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

Reeve Isaac Groh[1, 2]

Male 1829 - 1901  (72 years)


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  • Name Isaac Groh 
    Prefix Reeve 
    Born 14 Mar 1829  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1848  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Dunkard 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Elected Office 1877  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councilor, deputy reeve, reeve - Waterloo Township 
    • During the years 1877-78 he served the municipality of Waterloo Township as councilor. In 1879 he was first deputy reeve, and for the years 1880-83 he was reeve for the township. At the close of the year 1883 he, not wishing to be re-elected, retired from taking any interest in municipal matters.
    Interesting pioneer, story, politics 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Protestant 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00045-3416 
    Died 14 May 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    Cause: Bright's Disease 
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I1707  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father John Groh,   b. 19 Jun 1788, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Susannah Wanner,   b. 29 Nov 1791, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1888, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1811  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Family ID F530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary S. Wanner,   b. 10 Nov 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1896, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 9 May 1848  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Groh
     2. Rev. John Wanner Groh,   b. 16 Mar 1849, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1938, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. David W. Groh,   b. 24 May 1851, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1941, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Daniel W. Groh,   b. 23 Jan 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1927, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Rev. Isaac W. Groh,   b. 30 Dec 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Leah W. Groh,   b. 17 Jul 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1906, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     7. Anson Groh,   b. 17 Apr 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1944, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Jonathan Groh,   b. 29 Nov 1860, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1946, Gravenhurst, Muskoka Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     9. Sylvanus W. Groh,   b. 10 Sep 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 81 years)
     10. Christian Tobias Groh,   b. 1 Nov 1864, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 81 years)
     11. Susannah Catherine Groh,   b. 3 Nov 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1924  (Age 57 years)
     12. Irwin Groh,   b. 29 Oct 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Kenyon,   b. Aug 1833, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Jan 1899  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isaac Groh, "the second youngest son of John and Susannah (Wanner) Groh, was born on the farm on which he now resides, situated a little more than a mile south-west of Hespeler, March 14th, 1829. He is the possessor of over 200 acres of land. Upwards of nearly half a century Mr. Groh's name has been connected with those whose object is to elevate and advance the cause of their fellow citizens. During the years 1877-78 he served the municipality of Waterloo Township as councilor. In 1879 he was first deputy reeve, and for the years 1880-83 he was reeve for the township. At the close of the year 1883 he, not wishing to be re-elected, retired from taking any interest in municipal matters. By the request and urging of his numerous friends, he again allowed himself to be elected as reeve for the township for the year 1889, at the close of which he again retired. He is still quite healthy and active, and could, if required, give a strong helping hand in managing municipal matters pertaining to the township. In politics he advocates the principles of the Reform party. On May 9th, 1848, he was married to Mary, daughter of Tobias and Catharine (Stryker) Wanner. She was born November 10th, 1828. They have had a family of eleven 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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      Isaac Groh, Reeve of the Township of Waterloo, was born on the farm where he now resides, in the south-eastern portion of the township, fifty-two years ago. His ancestors were among the pioneers of the township, the family first coming hither from Pennsylvania in 1804, since which date they have been closely identified with the material affairs of this part of Waterloo, and of the community in general. Mr. Isaac Groh's entire life has been spent amid the scenes which now surround him, where, since attaining to man's estate, he has held a place of prominence among those whose efforts have been directed to the furtherance of local interests. He has served five years in the township Council, during the past two of which he has occupied the Reeve's chair.


      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsell & Co., Toronto, Ont. 1881

  • 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..., 684.

    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..., 563.

    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..., 734.

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-4 Page 1.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 15449-99.
      15449-99 (Waterloo Co.): Isaac GROH, 69, widower, gentleman, Waterloo twp, same, s/o John & Susannah, married Mary PANNABACKER, 63, widow, Wilmot twp., Berlin, d/o Henry KINION & Mary, witn: S. GROH of Berlin & C.T. GROH of Hespeler, 3 Jan 1899 at Berlin

    7. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      In memory of/ Isaac Groh/ born Mar.14,1829/ died/ May 14,1901/ aged 72 y'rs 2 m's/ Gone but not forgotton

    8. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 22.

    9. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 13.

    10. [S2575] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 3 Page 28.

    11. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 27961 Isaac Groh.

    12. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 10 Page 73.

    13. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, Revd Strang Presbyterian, Waterloo, Dumfries, Blenheim (pg. 117 - 119).
      Isaac Groh, married Mary Warner, both of Waterloo. 9 May 1848, by banns, Witnesses: Abraham Rosenberger and David Bemer.

    14. [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..., 732.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1829 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1848 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 May 1848 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councilor, deputy reeve, reeve - Waterloo Township - 1877 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Protestant - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1899 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Bright's Disease - 14 May 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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