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

Benjamin Z. Martin[1, 2]

Male 1811 - 1899  (87 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Z. Martin 
    Born 4 Dec 1811  Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1849  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennnonite 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00075-4471 
    Died 24 Feb 1899  [12
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I19246  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Peter Martin,   b. 26 Feb 1769, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1831, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Anna Zimmerman,   b. 18 Feb 1775, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1793  [13
    Family ID F1834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Devitt,   b. 30 Aug 1815, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1848  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Children 
     1. John D. Martin,   b. 19 Sep 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Amos D. Martin,   b. 4 Aug 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     3. Anna D. "Nancy" Martin,   b. 21 Mar 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Barbara D. Martin,   b. 18 Aug 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1905  (Age 63 years)
     5. Isaac D. Martin,   b. 10 Jun 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1931, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Benjamin D. Martin,   b. 28 Jun 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F2986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Biehn,   b. 30 Sep 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1906  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1849  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 8, 10, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Veronica B. Martin,   b. 28 Dec 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1851  (Age 1 years)
     2. Moses B. Martin,   b. 13 May 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1938, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Mary Ann Martin,   b. 9 Apr 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1929  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F4225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Martin, "twin brother to Joseph and the eighth son of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, December 4th, 1811. He was in his eighth year when he came to Canada. On October 20th, 1835, he was married to Mary, daughter of Dennis Devitt and sister to the late Barnabas Devitt of Waterloo. She was born August 30th, 1815, and died June 28th, 1848. On March 6th, 1849, he was again married to Mary, daughter of Abraham and Veronica (Shantz) Biehn. She was born September 30th, 1816. Soon after his first marriage he moved on lot No. 20, German Company's Tract, about three miles north-west of Waterloo. Here he has resided ever since. The farm is now owned by his son, Moses. He has had a family of nine children, six with his first wife and three with his second wife."


      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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 32.

    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..., 264.

    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..., 45.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      Benjamin MARTIN Farmer USA 41 Mennonite
      Mary MARTIN wife Canada 36 Mennonite
      John MARTIN son Canada 16 Mennonite
      Amos MARTIN son Canada 13 Mennonite
      Nancy MARTIN daughter Canada 12 Mennonite
      Barbara MARTIN daughter Canada 11 Mennonite
      Isaac MARTIN son Canada 8 Mennonite
      Veronica MARTIN daughter Canada 2 Mennonite
      Moses MARTIN son Canada 1 Mennonite

    5. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 46.

    6. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Waterloo Township 1861 Div. 13 Page 92.

    7. [S2222] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township (North) - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 6.

    8. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 29.

    9. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 22 Oct 1835:9.
      13 Oct 1835 Rev Benjamin Eby m. Benjamin Martin and Mary Devitt, both of Waterloo

    10. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Benjamin Martin aged 37 farmer, res Waterloo married 6 Mar 1848 Waterloo banns to Mary Bean aged 32 res Waterloo

    11. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 27.

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

    13. [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..., 18.

    14. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Bindemann, Frederick W. Rev., entry 127.

    15. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 16 Mar 1849 Pg: 11.
      BIAN, Mary married 13 Mar 1849 To Benjamin MARTIN. minister F. W. Bindemann

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1811 - Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Oct 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1849 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Mar 1849 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennnonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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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