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

Nelson Byron Clemens[1]

Male 1862 - 1882  (19 years)


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  • Name Nelson Byron Clemens 
    Born 24 May 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune Mar 1882  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    died suddenly and young 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1857 
    Died 4 Mar 1882  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Cause: Heart Disease, Died Suddenly 
    Buried 7 Mar 1882  Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I17505  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Magdalena Shoemaker,   b. 6 Jun 1828, Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1924  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1846  [6, 7, 8
    Family ID F1540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1862 - 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 MapsMisfortune - died suddenly and young - Mar 1882 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Disease, Died Suddenly - 4 Mar 1882 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Mar 1882 - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • CLEMENS, Nelson Byron - FEARFULLY SUDDEN DEATH - A fearfully sudden death occurred in the Township of Waterloo on Saturday evening last. It appears that Mr. Nelson Byron Clemens, son of Joel Clemens, Esq., ex-Reeve of Waterloo, had gone over in the evening after tea, of which he partook heartily, to the residence of his brother-in-law for the purpose of having a talk, and while sitting in his chair chatting, his brother-in-law saw his head suddenly fall to one side, and that he was falling off his chair. He immediately rushed to catch him, and did so, but even then the spark of life had fled and not a movement or pulsation was left to show that the young man had ever existed. Deceased was not quite 20 years of age, had always been strong and hearty, and had never complained of anything which would indicate the existence of heart-disease, yet it is understood that it was of that he died. He was a general favorite in that part of Waterloo and the news of his death cast a gloom over the section in which he and his family resided. The funeral of the young man took place on Tuesday and was very largely attended, the many friends of this much respected family testifying in this way their sympathy with his sorrowing family.

      Galt Reporter - 10 March 1882, page 1

  • 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..., 436.

    2. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [eroded] In memory of / Nelson Byron / beloved son of Joel & Magdalena / Clemens / died Mar. ?, 18? / aged 19 yrs. / ? Mo. & 8 d's. / verse

    3. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Nelson Byron - 10 March 1882, Page 1.

    4. [S2767] Waterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 2 Page 42.

    5. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Nelson Byron Clemens - Galt Reporter Mar 10 1882 pg 1.

    6. [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...

    7. [S2575] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 3 Page 13.

    8. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 11 Page 80.