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

Isaac Moyer Weaver[1]

Male 1821 - 1889  (67 years)


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  • Name Isaac Moyer Weaver 
    Born 23 Nov 1821  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    carpenter 
    Residence 1860  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00127-7664 
    Died 6 May 1889  North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I17673  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    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 Mary Ann Hoffman,   b. MAYBE 20 Aug 1831, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1886, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mayor William Henry Weaver,   b. 19 Aug 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1929, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Evangeline Weaver,   b. 30 May 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anna Maria Weaver,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hannah Mariah Weaver,   b. 4 Sep 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Caroline Amelia Weaver,   b. 11 Sep 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Alpheus Hoffman Weaver,   b. 5 Jul 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isaac Moyer Weaver," brother of Rev. Solomon Weber, was born November 23rd, 1821, came to Canada in 1844 and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. He resides in the towns of Berlin and Waterloo for some twenty years. Some time during the latter part of the sixties he moved west to North Dakota where he died May 6th, 1889. He was married to Mary Ann, daughter of the late John Hoffman. She died in Berlin, April 6th, 1886, aged 55 years. To them was born a family of five 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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      Death of an Old Citizen

      The family of Isaac M. Weaver, for many years a resident of Berlin and Waterloo, have recently received intelligence that he died last week in Detroit. The contemplation of his career must cause sadness to every heart. For many years he was a member of the old firm of J. Hoffman & Co., Berlin having generally the management of the large army of men which that firm employed.We believe he had no superior as a mechanic, and few men meet with the success which attended his early years. When the old firm dissolved - some twenty two or three years ago - the late Jacob Hoffman purchased the interest in the business of his partners and they at once entered upon a new business in Waterloo, where they purchased mills and a large amount of land. The new firm of Hoffman and Weaver was so prosperous that Mr. Weaver was able to put up a splendid residence now occupied by Mr. Geo. Randall. At that time ,he must have been worth a very large amount of money, but after disposing of his mills, and retiring from business, things took a change for the worse. To make a long story short the once active man of business and leading manufacturer took to drinking, lost his property, abandoned his family and died in poverty amongst strangers. It is sad lesson and should be a solemn warning to all not to follow in his footsteps. We are sure all our readers will unite with us in sorrow that a career which was once so promising should end so sadly.

      BERLIN DAILY NEWS May 6,1878.

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      Death of an old Citizen

      The family of Isaac M. Weaver, for many years a resident of Berlin and Waterloo, have lately received intelligence that he died last week in Detroit. The contemplation of his career must cause sadness to every heart. For many years he was a member of the old firm of J. Hoffman & Co., Berlin, having generally the management of the large army of men which that firm employed. We believe he had no superior for a mechanic, and few men meet with the success which attended his early years. When the old firm dissolved - some twenty two or three years ago - the late Jacob Hoffman purchased the interest in the business of his partners and they at once entered upon a new business in Waterloo, where they purchased mills and a large amount of land. The new firm of Hoffman & Weaver was so prosperous that Mr. Weaver was able to put up the splendid residence now occupied by Mr. George Randall. At that time he must have been worth a large amount of money, but after dispensing of his mills, and retiring from business - things took a change for the worse. To make a long story short the once active man of business and leading manufacturer, took to drinking, lost his property, abandoned his family and died in poverty amongst strangers. It is a sad lesson and should be a solemn warning to all not to follow in his footsteps. We are sure our readers will unite with us in sorrow that a career which was once so promising should end so sadly. - Berlin News

      Galt Reporter 10 May 1878 pg 2

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      Not Dead.

      Mr. Isaac M. Weaver, formerly of this town, has written a letter to his family here to assure them that he is not dead - that the report which was received here some months ago of his supposed demise, must have been referred to some other man. To make assurances doubly sure, he has enclosed a photograph of himself, from which his friends can see that, though somewhat older, he looks remarkably well - better in fact than when he left. He is at present residing in Illinois.3a

      3aBERLIN DAILY NEWS July 5,1878.

  • 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..., 801.

    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..., 568.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 12.
      Isaac WEBER Carpenter USA 30 Mennonite b. 20-Nov M Y 1822
      Maria An. WEBER Canada 21 Disciple b. 20-Aug F Y 1831
      William H. WEBER Canada F. 3 Disciple b. 20-Aug M 1849
      James WOOLNER Carpenter England 20 Church of England b. M 1832
      Rose WEBER Painter Canada 14 Methodist b. M 1838
      Christian WEBER Painter Canada? 18 Methodist b. M 1834
      Adam RUBY Teacher 24 Sweborgian b. M 1828
      Peter WINKLER Cabinet Maker Swiss 21 Lutheran b. M 1831
      Anna Jane LAND Ireland 20 Presbyterian b. F 1832
      Birthdates differ from Ezra Eby's book. Although the census appears to be in error.

    4. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 2 Page 14.

    5. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 2 Page 15.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 12.

    7. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 28 Sep 1860.
      Weaver: At Waterloo, on the 11th inst., the wife of Isaac M. Weaver, Esq., of a daughter.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1821 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1889 - North Dakota Link to Google Earth
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