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

Abraham C. Clemens[1, 2, 3]

Male 1764 - 1819  (55 years)


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  • Name Abraham C. Clemens 
    Born 1764  , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Sep 1819  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 3 Lot 09, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 3 Lot 10, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00023-1619 
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I20457  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father George Clemens,   b. 1732, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1813, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Carlisle,   b. Abt 1732, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rebecca Miller,   b. 15 Feb 1763, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Clemens,   b. 7 Mar 1788, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1798, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     2. Elizabeth Clemens,   b. 3 Mar 1789, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1853  (Age 64 years)
     3. Nathan Clemens,   b. 25 Feb 1790, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Jesse M. Clemens,   b. 13 Jun 1791, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1882  (Age 90 years)
     5. Mary Clemens,   b. 27 Jul 1793, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1870, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Nancy Clemens,   b. 12 Sep 1795, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1815  (Age 19 years)
     7. Hannah Clemens,   b. 19 Mar 1798, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1868  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Custer,   b. 15 Feb 1763, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1819, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Clemens,   b. 11 Jan 1800, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1813  (Age 13 years)
     2. Deacon Abraham C. Clemens,   b. 7 Feb 1803, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1872  (Age 69 years)
     3. Sarah Ann "Sally" Clemens,   b. 5 Jan 1805, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1885, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F21565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Clemens, " was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1764. He was married to Rebecca Miller who was born in 1763 and died in 1819. They moved to Canada in 1809 and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. near Hespeler, where he died in 1819. To them were born 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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      WARNING: In my view (Jim McKane), the preponderance of the evidence suggests that at least the first 5 of Abraham's children were born to Rebecca Miller and the last one, two, or three of his children to Mary Custer. Hannah and Elizabeth could have been the last children of Rebecca (and I have listed them this way) or the first two children of Mary. Apparently all the children were born in Chester Co., PA before Abraham and his second wife moved to Canada. But I have no primary sources to confirm the dates of the two marriages or which wife was the mother of each child.

  • 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..., 395.

    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..., 94.

    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..., 72.

    4. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Clemens Bible.
      Abraham Clemens was born 1764 aged 55 years. Mary Clemens was born 15th of February 1763 aged 56 year both died the 8th September 1819 at Hespeler, Waterloo.

    5. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      In memory of / Abraham Clemens / who was born 1764 / and died 1819 aged / 55 years / also of Mary his / wife who was born / 1763 and died 1819 aged 56 years

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 18.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1764 - , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1819 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 3 Lot 10, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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