Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Abraham D. Clemens

Abraham D. Clemens[1, 2, 3]

Male 1813 - 1877  (63 years)

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  • Name Abraham D. Clemens 
    Born 17 Apr 1813  Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27484549 
    Historic Building Abt 1845  1531 Bleams Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2 story field stone house, 
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer & Sawmiller 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Possessions 1863  1385 Bleams Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Williamsburg School is one of the few remaining buildings associated with the former hamlet of Williamsburg. In 1863, Abram and Veronica Clements sold three quarters of an acre of their farm to the Trustees of School Section Number Seven (S.S. #7). In 1864 the one room school house was bu
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1796 
    Died 15 Apr 1877  Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7
    Buried Pioneer Park Mennonite Cemetery, [formerly Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery] Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I17109  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Deacon Abraham S. Clemens,   b. 7 Mar 1790, Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Rachel Dierstein,   b. 15 Nov 1791, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1864, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 19 May 1812  [10
    Family ID F4489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica "Fanny" Shantz,   b. 23 May 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1887, Near Williamsburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1833  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Maria "Mary" Clemens,   b. 11 Sep 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1915, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Jacob S. Clemens,   b. 27 Jun 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1894  (Age 57 years)
     3. Susannah Clemens,   b. 3 Jan 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1872, Moline, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     4. Rachel Clemens,   b. 21 Aug 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1880, Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     5. Joseph S. Clemens,   b. 9 Feb 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Lydia Clemens,   b. 8 May 1848, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     7. Veronica Ann Clemens,   b. 24 Aug 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1874, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     8. Abraham Shantz Clemens,   b. 13 Jun 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1927  (Age 73 years)
     9. Noah S. Clemens,   b. 12 Mar 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. Sarah Clemens,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F4490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Abraham D. Clemens
    Abraham D. Clemens
    Birth Frakur from Joseph Schneider Haus

  • Notes 
    • Abraham D. Clemens, "the eldest son, was born April 17th, 1813. He was married, April 16th, 1833, to Veronica Shantz who was born May 23, 1813, and died August 26th, 1887. They resided on a farm at Williamsburg where he died April 15th, 1877. To them were born nine 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..., 426.

    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..., 401.

    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..., 598.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 276.
      Abraham D. CLEMENS Farmer Birthplace: USA Age 39 Mennonite
      Fanny CLEMENS Birthplace: Canada Age 39 Mennonite
      Mary CLEMENS Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Mennonite
      Jacob CLEMENS Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 15 Mennonite
      Susan CLEMENS Birthplace: Canada Age 12 Mennonite
      Rachel CLEMENS Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite
      Joseph CLEMENS Birthplace: Canada Age 7 Mennonite
      Lydia CLEMENS Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Mennonite
      Fanny CLEMENS Birthplace: Canada Age 1 Mennonite
      Jacob YONCE Birthplace: Germany Age 21 Roman Catholic
      Joseph BOWMAN teacher Birthplace: Canada Age 22 Roman Catholic

    5. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 55.

    6. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 5 Page 36.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 May 1873.
      Died 15 Apr 1877 In Williamsburg, Abraham D. Clemens died at the age of 64 years less 2 days.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 276.

    9. [S136] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Weber Mennonite CC#5426 Internet Link.

    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..., 425.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 2 story field stone house, - Abt 1845 - 1531 Bleams Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer & Sawmiller - 1861 - 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 MapsPossessions - 1863 - 1385 Bleams Rd., Kitchener, 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1877 - Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pioneer Park Mennonite Cemetery, [formerly Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery] Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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