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

Rev. Samuel Weber[1, 2]

Male 1821 - 1885  (63 years)


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  • Name Samuel Weber 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 26 Nov 1821  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Died 13 Oct 1885  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    Cause: accident 
    Historic Building 1903  438 Malabar Dr., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Wissler-Cascaden House 
    • The Wissler-Cascaden house, a two-storey red brick Georgian home was built in 1842 by John Wissler, a Waterloo Township pioneer who arrived from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1834. One year after his arrival Wissler established the Eagle Tannery. A shoemaking, harness making and mercantile business soon sprang up in conjunction with the tannery. This industry, including the workers homes on nearby Bridge Street, formed the nucleus of the settlement of Lexington.
      Wissler spared no expense in the construction of his home, elaborate window and door surrounds were included along with a plaster cornice in the drawing room. The most striking feature of the interior, however, is the two-storey front entrance hall which rises a full twenty feet to a magnificent plaster medallion on the ceiling. Access is gained through two arches which rest on moulded plaster shells and frame a cherry stairway which climbs to the attic level.
      A number of additions have been made to the home. The first, a two-storey addition to the west side was completed around 1858. The second, which contained a bake oven, schnitz oven, ash oven and smoke house, was added behind the first between 1859 and 1875. The last addition, this time on the south side, provided a one and a half storey salt box kitchen which was designated to serve as the doddy wing at the turn of the century.
      The property was sold to Samuel Weber in 1873. It remained in the Weber and Shantz families for over one hundred years until the late 1970s when it was converted into apartments and fell into disrepair. The present owners, Ron and Wendy Cascaden, have made a commitment to restoring the house.
      All of the exterior elevations of the Wissler-Cascaden House and the front hill are deemed to be of both architectural and historical significance.1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca
    Interesting story, misfortune, religion 
    Eby ID Number 00127-7911 
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I18541  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father Rev. Heinrich H. "Henry" Weber,   b. 14 Feb 1793, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Salome Bauman,   b. 8 Apr 1791, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1868, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1817  [3
    Family ID F2024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Martin,   b. 2 Aug 1824, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1909  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1844  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Susannah Weber,   b. 8 Dec 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1901, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Moses M. Weber,   b. 27 Aug 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1937  (Age 90 years)
     3. Judith Weber,   b. 7 Jan 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1854  (Age 5 years)
     4. Daniel Weber,   b. 23 Oct 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1854  (Age 2 years)
     5. Henry M. Weber,   b. 9 Mar 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1915  (Age 61 years)
     6. Anna Weber,   b. 16 Aug 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1936, RR3 Waterloo, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Veronica Weber,   b. 19 Feb 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1934  (Age 77 years)
     8. Samuel M. Weber,   b. 12 Jan 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1927  (Age 67 years)
     9. Leah Weber,   b. 19 Feb 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Levi M. B. Weber,   b. 17 Jun 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1938  (Age 75 years)
     11. Lydia Weber,   b. 11 Dec 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Enoch M. Weber,   b. 13 Mar 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1944  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F1552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Weber," eldest and only son of Henry Weber, was born November 26th, 1821. On March 7th, 1844, he was married to Anna, daughter of Daniel and Veronica (Schneider) Martin. She was born August 2nd, 1824. After his marriage he took possession of his father's large farm where he resided until his death which took place October 13th, 1886.* He was an ordained minister of the Mennonite Church. He was an eloquent speaker, a man of great influence and a good worker among his co-religionists. The church lost a worthy minister through his death. They had a large family, all of whom attained the age of twenty-one except two who died young."


      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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      Martin Meeting House

      According to Isaac Horst, "Martins meeting house was the first of the Old Order places of worship to be built. A meeting house is reported to have been built in 1830; burial was begun in the adjoining cemetery in 1831. Martins was aptly named. The first three bishops of the area were Martins, all descended from the pioneer, Peter Martin. The land on which the house stands was formerly owned by Martins (1979: 376)." Peter Martin, Jr. purchased 220 acres of land from his brother, Henry Martin, on May 8, 1824. Apparently he set aside four acres for a meeting house and burying ground at that time. The first burial is reported to have been that of Peter Martin, Sr., who died March 2, 1831. The meeting house was enlarged in 1900.

      John Weber was the first minister, followed by Abraham W. Martin, Samuel Weber, Paul Martin, Tobias Martin and Urias Martin. At one time surrounded by countryside, the meeting house and cemetery are now completely encircled by the commercial development brought about by the rapid expansion northward of the city of Waterloo.


      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900
      By Rosemary Ambrose


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      * While in the town of Waterloo he met with an accident which caused his death. He met with a friend on the street and while engaged in conversation with him a tool of one of the party who was engaged in tinning the roof of Mr. Doersam's hotel, slipped over the edge of the building and struck him on the head. He was carried into the house unconscious and remained in that state until his death next day.


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      Deplorable Accident in Waterloo

      A very sad and ultimately fatal accident occurred in the town of Waterloo on Saturday afternoon last, the victim being a very old and respected resident of the Township, named Samuel Weaver. It appears that at the time of the accident he, in company with a companion was standing examining the new patent iron shingles which workmen were at the time engaged in laying on the roof to the building at which they were standing. These workmen had with them an iron bar which they were using for some purpose, and which when not in use was placed with its end between the boards of the roof. By some means this bar worked lose and just as Mr. Weaver was looking at one of the shingles it slipped from its fastening and fell with crushing effect directly upon his head. As the bar weighted upwards of twenty pounds the consequences can be easily imagined. When picked up, it was found he was entirely unconscious, and examination showed that his injuries were such as to leave no hope whatever for his recovery. He lingered on in an unconscious state, however, until Tuesday morning, when he breathed his last. As we have said Mr. Weaver was universally respected wherever known, and his sad death has thrown quite a gloom over Waterloo and its neighborhood.

      Galt Reporter Oct 16 1885 pg 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..., 696.

    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..., 95.

    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..., 610.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      Samuel WEAVERFarmerCanadaMN31MY 3 135 10 20
      Anna WEAVERWifeCanadaMN28FY 3 135 10 21
      Susanna WEAVERDaughterCanada F.MN8F 3 135 10 22
      Moses WEAVERSonCanada F.MN5M 3 135 10 23
      Judith WEAVERDaughterCanada F.MN3F 3 135 10 24
      Daniel WEAVERSonCanada F.MN1M 3 135 10 25

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev. - Minister of the Mennonist Society Report 36.
      Samuel Weber, of Waterloo, to Anna Martin, of Woolwich. 7 Mar. 1844. Wit. Daniel Martin and Henry Weber

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 pg 135.

    7. [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..., 29.

    8. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      Eby records death date as 13 Oct 1886, tombstone records as 13 Oct 1885.

    9. [S873] Wateloo City - designated properties list, Bean-Wright House.

    10. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1821 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Mar 1844 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: accident - 13 Oct 1885 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Wissler-Cascaden House - 1903 - 438 Malabar Dr., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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