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

David W. Groh[1, 2]

Male 1851 - 1941  (89 years)


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  • Name David W. Groh 
    Born 24 May 1851  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Dunkard 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1876  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1881  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Pumpmaker 
    Occupation 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Carpenter 
    Elected Office 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Elected Office 1929  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Eby ID Number 00045-3418 
    Died 7 Mar 1941  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I1716  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Reeve Isaac Groh,   b. 14 Mar 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1901, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother 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  [11, 12, 13, 14
    Family ID F549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abigail Bechtel,   b. 15 Oct 1853, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1877, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1876  Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Abigail Groh,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catharine Bauman,   b. 6 Aug 1852, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1919, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1879  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Children 
     1. Flora May Groh,   b. 19 Feb 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David W. Groh, "was born May 24th, 1851. He resides in Hespeler where he is engaged as a builder and carpenter. He was first married to Abigail Bechtel with whom he had one child named Abigail. His second wife is Catharine Baumann. Only one child with second wife, named Flora May."


      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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      One of Hespeler's oldest residents, David Groh, 89, died yesterday at Galt General Hospital following an illness of four weeks. Born in Hespeler, he lived his entire life here, with the exception of a few years spent in Preston. Mr. Groh was a member of Hespeler town council from 1911 to 1914 and also in 1929. Before his retirement he was a building contractor by trade. Mr. Groh was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Twice married, his first wife was the late Abigail Bechtel. His second, Catherine Bowman, predeceased him a number of years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Philip Bender of Middleville, Mich. , and Mrs. Norman Duckworth of Calgary, Alta., six brothers, Christian of near Hespeler, Rev. I. W. Groh of Pennsylvania, Anthony of Hespeler, Jonathan of Gravenhurst, Sylvanus of Toronto, and Ervin of Dawson Creek, Yukon Territory. .

      Kitchener Daily Record 8 Mar 1941

  • 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..., 161.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 3 Feb 1876.
      25 Jan 1876 By Rev. J.L. Baumann, Freeport, David Groh of Hespeler was married to Abigail Bechtel of Blair.

    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. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 20.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 010835-79.

    6. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 38.

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

    8. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 10.

    9. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 12.

    10. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      GROH/ David GROH/ 1851-1941/ At rest/

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

    12. [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.

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1851 - Hespeler (Cambridge), 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 - Carpenter - 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 MapsResidence - 1876 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1876 - Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1879 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pumpmaker - 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1929 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 1941 - Galt (Cambridge), 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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