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

Deacon Abraham L. Clemens[1, 2, 3]

Male 1781 - 1845  (63 years)


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  • Name Abraham L. Clemens 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 3 Jul 1781  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 21, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00023-1830 
    Died 26 Jan 1845  Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I17235  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Jacob C. Clemens,   b. 1754, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, West Pikeland, Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Lederach,   b. Abt 1754, Of, Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. West Pikeland, Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena "Molly" Miller,   b. 8 Feb 1786, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1847, North Of Preston, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1807  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. John Clemens,   b. 18 Sep 1807, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1819  (Age 11 years)
     2. Elizabeth Clemens,   b. 8 Feb 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Jacob M. Clemens,   b. 6 Feb 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     4. Eli Clemens,   b. 21 Jun 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1879  (Age 63 years)
     5. Levi Clemens,   b. 15 Jul 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1891, Leighton, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Magdalena Clemens,   b. 3 Mar 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1887, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Menno Clemens,   b. 23 Apr 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1823  (Age 1 years)
     8. Joel Clemens, Esq.,   b. 18 Dec 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1905  (Age 81 years)
     9. Noah Clemens,   b. 25 Nov 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1835  (Age 8 years)
     10. Christian Clemens,   b. 18 Oct 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Clemens L., "the eldest son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lederach) Clemens, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 3rd, 1781, and when four years of age his parents moved to Chester County where he was raised. In 1807 he was married to Magdalena, daughter of John and Hester (Steiner ) Miller. She was born February 8th, 1786, and died February 1st, 1847. In 1809 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, a little north of Preston on the farm owned until recently by their son Joel Here they both died. His death took place January 26th, 1845. In 1815 he was ordained deacon of the Mennonite Church for the Hagey field of labor. This position he held until his death. To him and his wife were born ten 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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      Mennonite families suffered misfortunes, such as childbirth deaths of women, accidental work deaths of men, frequent deaths of infants and young children, and the scourges of cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Cholera epidemics of the 1830s especially in July-August 1834 - could be devastating. Funerals were usually arranged by neighbours and friends, but the community was so demoralized in 1834 that, as Deacon Abraham L. Clemens wrote to his brother in Chester County in 1836, "the neighbours did not go out to assist one another as in any other disease so that there was no funeral held."

      BUILDING COMMUNITY ON THE FRONTIER: the Mennonite contribution to shaping the Waterloo settlement to 1861 by Elizabeth Bloomfield

  • 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..., 432.

    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..., 94.

    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..., 342.

    4. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In memory of/ Molly/ wife of/ Abraham Clemens/ died/ Feby. 1, 1847/ aged/ 60 yr's. 11 mo. 20 d's./ in memory of/ Abraham Clemens/ died Jan. 26, 1845/ aged/ 63 yr's. 6 mo. 5 d's./ He served as Deacon in the Mennonite Society; for many years/ Two faithful friends and parents dear/ and tender companions lieth here/ great is the loss that we sustain/ but gone in heaven to meet again

    5. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 30 Jan 1845 Page 3.
      Abraham Clemens Died 26 Jan 1845 63y, 6s, 23d. Widow. 5 sons, 2 daughters. Was an elder of the Mennonite community.

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1781 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 21, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1845 - Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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