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

Christian Clemens[1, 2]

Male 1828 - 1902  (73 years)

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  • Name Christian Clemens 
    Born 18 Oct 1828  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Blacksmith 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1867  Waterdown, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1880  Gaines, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00023-1861 
    Died 1902  [5
    Buried Gaines Cemetery, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I17254  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Deacon Abraham L. Clemens,   b. 3 Jul 1781, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1845, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother 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  [9, 10
    Family ID F734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Bowman,   b. 1831, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1866, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Children 
     1. Albert Clemens,   b. 1850, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Susanna Clemens,   b. 1 Jan 1857, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1860, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     3. Magdalena Clemens,   b. 1860, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1910  (Age 50 years)
     4. Ephraim Clemens,   b. 18 Feb 1860, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1861  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F2258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Leah Bauman,   b. 15 Oct 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1867  Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    Children 
     1. Lucinda Clemens,   d. Bef 1893
     2. Lizzie Clemens,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Oscar Clemens,   b. 1870, , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935  (Age 65 years)
     4. Simon Clemens,   b. 1875, , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 69 years)
     5. Alvin Clemens,   b. 1877, Gaines, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ella May Clemens,   b. 1879, Gaines, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ada M. Clemens,   b. 15 Sep 1881, Gaines, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1885  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F2284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Christian Clemens
    Christian Clemens

  • Notes 
    • Christian Clemens, "was born October 18, 1828. After his marriage he resided in different places in the county, the last of which, before he moved to Michigan, was Berlin where he was engaged in the blacksmithing and horseshoeing business. Some thirty years ago he moved to Kent County, Michigan, where he has since been engaged in farming. He was first married to Lydia, daughter of Wendel and Susannah (Bricker) Bowman. After her decease he was married to Leah, daughter of Elias ands Polly (Clemens) Bowman. (She was the widow of the late Samuel S. Betzner). To him and his first wife were born two children, namely: VII Albert, who died young, and VII Lena who resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan; and with second wife there are six 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..., 437.

    2. [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..., 111.

    3. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 22.

    4. [S142] Census - Michigan - 1880, Gaines, Kent, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254588 Page Number 172C.
      Christian CLEMENTS Self M Male W 51 CAN Farms
      Leah CLEMENTS Wife M Female W 39 CAN Keep House
      Magdelana CLEMENTS Dau S Female W 20 CAN Keep House
      Lizzie CLEMENTS Dau S Female W 14 CAN Keep House
      Oscar CLEMENTS Son S Male W 9 MI
      Simon CLEMENTS Son S Male W 5 MI
      Alvin CLEMENTS Son S Male W 3 MI
      Ella May CLEMENTS Dau S Female W 1 MI
      Jacob ROSENBARGE Other W Male W 34 CAN Farm Labr-Hired

    5. [S179] Cemetery - Michigan, Kent, Gaines Township - Gaines Cemetery Internet Link.
      Christian / Clemens / 1828 - 1902

    6. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 37.

    7. [S51] Vit - ON, Wentworth - Wentworth County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      Leah Betzner Born: Ontario Res: Waterloo Age: 25 Father: Elias Mother: Maria Born: 1842 Spouse: Charles Clemming Age: 38 born: Ontario Res: Waterdown Born: 1829 Father: Abraham Mother: Magdalena married 12 Feb 1867 county: Wentworth

    8. [S142] Census - Michigan - 1880, Gaines, Kent, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254588 Page Number 172C.

    9. [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.

    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..., 432.

    11. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 20 Feb 1867.
      Betzner, Leah married 13 Feb 1867 to Christian Clemens At house of Mr. Nelson Sipes, of Beverly, by Rev. S.L. Downey, of Sheffield. Both bride and groom of Waterloo.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Oct 1828 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Waterdown, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Feb 1867 - Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Gaines, Kent, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gaines Cemetery, Gaines Township, Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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