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

Abraham Weber[1, 2, 3]

Male 1787 - 1867  (79 years)


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  • Name Abraham Weber 
    Born 2 Oct 1787  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 016, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • At the time of the Woolwich Census in 1852 Abraham and Susan were staying with Isaac and Elizbeth Weber.
    Eby ID Number 00127-7876 
    Died 19 Feb 1867  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 9
    Cause: dropsy 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I18395  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Henry Weber,   b. 1757, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Veronica Hershey,   b. Abt 1757, Of, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Cressman,   b. 16 Oct 1788, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1808  [1
    Children 
     1. Anna Weber,   b. 14 Aug 1811, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1900  (Age 89 years)
     2. Isaac Weber,   b. 30 Jan 1816, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Rev. Abraham C. Weber,   b. 14 Mar 1817, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1874, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F4740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Cressman,   b. 9 Jun 1794, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1864  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1848  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F4741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Weber," the second son of Henry Weber, was born October 2nd, 1787. In 1807 he in company with Benjamin Eby and wife, Joseph Schneider, wife and family, Peter Erb and wife, David Eby, Samuel Eby, and others, came to Canada and arrived at what is now Berlin, Waterloo County, on June 21st. Here Abraham Weber located on lot No. 15, German Company's Tract. His buildings were located on the west side of King Street, a little to the south of the Grand Trunk Railway where now is the beautiful residence and lawn of W. H. Bowlby. Soon after his arrival he was married to Elizabeth Baumann who was born October 16th, 1788, and died June 12th, 1847. They raised a family of three 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.].

      (Elizabeth Baumann should read Elizabeth Cressman.)

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      On the 19th of February, in Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., C. W., of , Bro. ABM. WEBER, aged 79 years, 4 mo., and 17 days. He was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1787, and went to Canada in 1807. He lived and died a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He was buried a (sic) Eby's burying ground. Funeral sermons were preached by Joseph Hege and George Schmidt, from Heb. 13;14.

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      HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 5 - May 1867 - Page 78.

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      Back to 1807 and 20-year-old Abraham Weber. He built his farmstead in the centre of his lot, close to 2017's King and Victoria. All vestiges of Weber's buildings have disappeared but one incidental structure lingers. At some point, Abraham gave refuge and work to an ex-slave named Levi Carroll. Levi and his family are among the earliest identifiable blacks in the German Company Tract. They appear in a later, well-known photograph from the 1880s featuring their home, the original 1820 Waterloo schoolhouse. It was then located on Lot 16 near the collegiate but is now in Waterloo Park.

      Abraham left the farm in the late 1830s when son Abraham C. took over. Then, in 1855, the Grand Trunk Railway route split Lot 16 in two, so Abraham C. sold most of his land to George Grange who had the property surveyed and began selling industrial and residential lots.

      mills, r. (2017). Flash from the Past: Lot 16: From Aboriginal village to factory | TheRecord.com. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 28 September 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/living-story/7577349-flash-from-the-past-lot-16-from-aboriginal-village-to-factory/#.Wc1fDR29Ijo.facebook

  • 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..., 485.

    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..., 277.

    3. [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..., 37.

    4. [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..., 603.

    5. [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..., 477.

    6. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Volume IV, Number 5 - May 1867 - Page 78.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 20.
      Abraham WEBER Gentleman Birthplace: USA Age 64 Mennonite b. August Susan WEBER Birthplace: USA Age 65 Mennonite b. October
      Birthdates and ages are wrong. His and his wife are living on the same property as Abraham Weber jn.

    8. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 2.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 21 Feb 1867.
      Abraham Weber died 19 Feb 1867 near Tollbridge, 92 yrs.

    10. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 59.

    11. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    12. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev. - Minister of the Mennonist Society #106.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1787 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Aug 1848 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: dropsy - 19 Feb 1867 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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