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

Rev. Solomon Weber[1]

Male 1810 - 1889  (78 years)


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  • Name Solomon Weber 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 10 Jul 1810  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting religion, story, pioneer, mill 
    Occupation 1851  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    German Methodist Minister 
    Occupation 1880  Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Preacher 
    Eby ID Number 00127-7655 
    Died 8 Feb 1889  Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I17635  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 

    Father Christian Weber,   b. Abt 1788, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna Moyer,   b. Abt 1788,   d. , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Roos,   b. 1809, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1880, Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1832  [2
    Children 
     1. Christian Weber,   b. New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1864, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Roos Weber,   b. 1836, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gideon Weber,   b. Abt 1835, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Matilda Weber,   b. 23 Aug 1845, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1925, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Nancy Weber,   b. Abt 1848, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Solomon Weber,   b. 27 May 1849, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. William Weber,   b. 1851, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Elizabeth Weber,   b. Abt 1855, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F4598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Solomon Weber," was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, July 10th, 1810. He came to Canada when quite a young man (in 1829 or 1830). He was a miller and was engaged in different mills before he set out as a minister. On April 23rd, 1832 he was married to Catherine Roos. Shortly after their marriage he moved to New Hamburg where he was engaged in the milling business. Thus we see that he was one of the early pioneers of Wilmot Township. In 1839 he experienced religion and labored six years as a local preacher. In 1849 he entered the itinerant ministry in which he remained in active service until old age and partial blindness caused his retirement. He was then placed on the superannuated list. During the time he was a local preacher he preached 500 sermons, and during his active ministry he delivered 5370 sermons. During the last ten years of his life he found a pleasant home and loving care in the home of his son-in-law, Frederick Guggisberg of Walkerton, Ontario. After a short illness he passed quietly and peacefully away to mansions beyond, February 8th, 1889. His wife died in the year 1880. Their family consists of eight 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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      Jacob Merner with his wife and family emigrated from Germany and settled on a farm miles west of New Hamburg in 1837. Several of the ten children still survive, among them being Mr. Christian Merner of whom a sketch appears elsewhere. Wm. Smith had the first blacksmith shop. It was here that the late Samuel Merner learned his trade. Jacob Brill was the first cooper and did a thriving trade in barrels, churns, &c. The pioneer weaver was John Oehm who made cloth for his numerous patrons on his hand loom. Theobald Seyler owned a frame hotel on the site of the present Queen's and John Boeckner did the cobbling and shoemaking for the neighborhood. The latter's shop was on the site of the present residence of Mr. D. Becker. Wendel Schuyler was the first teacher in 1838 or 1839. A portion of the first log schoolhouse still stands near the Cemetery and is used for a dwelling: Soloman Weaver was a miller in the early days and later became an evangelical minister. Business men who came a little later were Wm. Burkhold, who established a brickyard; Fred Merner who started a carriage business and Wm. Hunter, who had a general stare. In the early 50's Sylvester Frank built a brewery. It was of brick and a portion of it is still in use in connection with the present brewery. The village has gradually increased in population and assessment with no particularly stirring events to mark its even progress. The great flood of 1883 due to a cloudburst is an event never to be forgotten by those who witnessed it. On that occasion the water covered the streets up to the door of the Imperial hotel, and swept away the Rau, Hartman and Helmer bridges, thus cutting the village off from the outside world. In this its golden jubilee year, New Hamburg stands a community of contented, busy people, living in good homes and doing admirably their little share of the great world's work.

      Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Apr 1880.
      Apr. 11, 1880 The wife of Preacher Salomon Weber died in Walkerton at age of approximately 60 years

    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..., 566.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Feb 1889.
      Feb. 8, 1889 Rev. Salomon Weber died in Walkerton at age of 78 years, 7 months & 2 days.

    4. [S2070] Directory - Ontario Directory for 1851.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jul 1810 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - German Methodist Minister - 1851 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Preacher - 1880 - Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Feb 1889 - Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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