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

George H. Clemens[1, 2]

Male 1831 - 1892  (60 years)


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  • Name George H. Clemens 
    Born 25 Jul 1831  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Directory 1864  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 02, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 123, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1819 
    Died 8 Jun 1892  Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7, 9
    Cause: neuralgic rheumatism, followed by general debility 
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I17195  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2022 

    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  [13
    Family ID F4489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Salome S. Bowman,   b. 26 Jul 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1882, Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1851  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7
    Children 
     1. Salome Clemens,   b. 27 Dec 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1852  (Age 0 years)
     2. Menno B. Clemens,   b. 27 Feb 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1926, Grand Bay, Mobile, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Dr. Levi Bowman Clemens,   b. 27 Jun 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1899, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     4. Priscilla Clemens,   b. 29 Nov 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1932  (Age 74 years)
     5. Milo B. Clemens,   b. 30 Oct 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Norah Clemens,   b. 25 Jun 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George B. Clemens,   b. 12 Sep 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Abraham Bowman Clemens,   b. 20 Oct 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Melinda Clemens,   b. 18 May 1873, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1956, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F2218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catharine Weichel,   b. 3 Feb 1845, , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1905  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1884  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F4508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Catherine Bowman,   b. 1844, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Feb 1851  [10
    Children 
     1. Priscilla Clemens,   b. 29 Nov 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1932  (Age 74 years)
     2. Abraham Bowman Clemens,   b. 20 Oct 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Melinda Clemens,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F258060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George H. Clemens, "the youngest son of Abraham and Rachel (Dierstein) Clemens, was born July 25th 1831. On February 4th, 1851, he was married to Salome S. Bowman. She was born July 26th 1830. Soon after his marriage he moved on his father's old homestead two miles south of Breslau where she died June 24th, 1882. On January 15th, 1884, he was married to Catharine Weichel who was born February 3rd, 1845. He died June 8th, 1892. To him and his first wife 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.].

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      CLEMENS.--On the 8th of June, 1892, at High Banks, near Breslau, Waterloo Co., Ont., of neuralgic rheumatism, followed by general debility, Bro. Geo. H. Clemens, aged 60 years, 10 months and 13 days. His remains were laid to rest in the burying ground at the Cressman Mennonite church near Breslau, on the 11th, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bish. Elias Weber in German from Acts 9: 6, and Pre. Noah Stauffer in English from 2 Cor. 5: 1. Bro. Clemens was twice married. His first wife, Sister Salome Bowman, with whom he was joined in matrimony on the 4th of February 1851 died about 10 years ago. This union was blessed with nine children, of whom seven are still living. On the 15th of January, 1884, he was married to Sister Catharine Weichel.

      Bro. Clemens was confined to his bed the greater part of the spring. At times his bodily sufferings were severe, but he possessed that sweet consolation which a firm trust in his Savior gives to the believer. His mind was fixed upon Jesus, and he was permitted to obtain a glimpse of that beautiful land for which he longed and of which he spoke repeatedly. He rejoiced in a crucified Redeemer, and enjoyed telling others of the grace of God. In practical piety and love for the cause of Christ he leaves a beautiful example for all. He spoke guardedly and encouragingly to those who were willing to accept Christ, and to them as well as to the brethren in the ministry, he was an able support and sympathizing friend, He was a true helping brother of the family of the church, as many both in and out of the ministry, can testify. The church of which he was a dearly beloved member feels deeply the loss it sustains, but none so much as the members of the family to whom he especially attached. They have lost a beloved companion, an affectionate father, the church a pillar, the community a kind neighbor. May the missionary spirit that was in him, burn in us and influence others to accept the Savior in whom he trusted and died. Nearly all of his family have accepted their Savior. May God comfort the bereaved hearts and give us grace to walk faithfully in the way of the Lord that we may meet our loved ones who have crossed death's river before us.

      "O what has Jesus bought for me!
      Before my raptured eyes,
      Rivers of life divine I see,
      And trees of Paradise.
      I see a world of spirits bright,
      Who taste the pleasures there;
      They all are robed in spotless white,
      And conquering palms they bear
      .


      Herald Of Truth, Vol. XXIX, No. 14, July 15, 1892, page 222, 223

  • 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..., 429.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Jun 1882.
      24 Jun 1882 Salome Clemens, wife of George H. Clemens, died in Riverside, Waterloo Township, at age of 51 years, 10 months and 29 days.

    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..., 103.

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

    5. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      In memory of / George H.Clemens / born July 25,1831 / died / June 8, 1892 / aged 60 years / 10 mos.13 days / Father thou art sweetly resting / Cold may be this earthly tomb / But the angels sweetly whispered / [rest of verse buried]

    6. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 60.

    7. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, July 15, 1892 - Obituary of George H. Clemens.

    8. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 29.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Jun 1892.
      June 8, 1892 George H. Clemens died near Breslau at age of 60 years, 10 months & 13 days.

    10. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 2.

    11. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 7 Page 51.

    12. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 18.

    13. [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 MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1831 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Feb 1851 - , 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1864 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 02, Waterloo County, Ontario 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1884 - , 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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