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

David S. Clemens[1]

Male 1858 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name David S. Clemens 
    Born 23 Sep 1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    W. Methodist 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1886  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    Business 1887  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Winterbourne Roller Mills 
    • Partne with James Wells
    Winterbourne Roller Mills
    Winterbourne Roller Mills
    1887 - The Canadian journal of commerce, finance and insurance review : [New ser. v. 24, no. 1 (Jan. 7, 1887)]
    Occupation 1888  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    miller 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miller 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1893  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    miller 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1702 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I17574  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Father Aaron Clemens,   b. 26 Feb 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Nancy Snyder,   b. 30 Apr 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1897, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1849  [1, 6
    Family ID F4394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence Maude Carter,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Aileen Charlotte Clemens,   b. 3 Jul 1886, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Vieva Nancy Clemens,   b. 29 Jan 1888, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Carter Clemens,   b. Abt 1890, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Robert Allister Clemens,   b. 29 May 1893, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F4582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David S. Clemens, " was born September 23rd, 1858. He is a miller by trade and was the owner of the Winterbourne Roller Flour Mills at the time they were destroyed by fire. He now resides in Guelph where he is engaged in the stave and heading business. He is married to Florence Maude Carter and has a family of several 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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      A Destructive Fire

      Winterbourne's Only Industrial Establishment Wiped Out by Fire Clemens Mill Burned Last Night

      Fire completely destroyed David Clemens' flourmill at Winterbourne last night. It is feared that loss of life resulted. Just at dusk on Tuesday evening a man with the earmarks of a tramp was seen near the mill. One of the surmises as to the origin of the fire is, that the tramp slept in the mill and, probably by the lighting of a pipe, set fire to the structure. An eye witness brings the report to town that shouts and screams were heard in the burning building, the cries gradually becoming fainter until all was still. The origin of the fire will probably always be a mystery. Others say that the fire had its origin in the engine room. The loss is fully $15,000 on building, machinery and stock. The building was a frame one and the flames were not long in devouring it. Amount of insurance not known.


      The Daily Record 30 Aug 1893

  • 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..., 408.

    2. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 18.

    3. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 9.

    4. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 26.

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Robert Allister Clemens Born: 29 May 1893 County: Waterloo Father: David S Clemens Mother: Florence Maud Carter

    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..., 288.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Sep 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - W. Methodist - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1886 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Winterbourne Roller Mills - 1887 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - miller - 1888 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - miller - 1893 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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