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

Daniel K. Levan[1, 2, 3]

Male 1800 - 1877  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Daniel K. Levan 
    Born May 1800  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, business 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 005, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation locksmith 
    Occupation 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Tinsmith 
    Occupation 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Tinsmith 
    Religion 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    E, M. 
    Eby ID Number 00071-4218 
    Died Nov 1877  Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I20574  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2020 

    Family Juliana Sauers,   b. CALC 8 Jan 1807, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1889, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. Isaac Levan,   b. 15 May 1827, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1835, Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     2. Maria Levan,   b. 1828, Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1835, Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     3. Jacob S. Levan,   b. CALC 2 Jan 1830,   d. 2 May 1876, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     4. Abraham Levan,   b. 22 Nov 1832, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1835  (Age 3 years)
     5. Daniel S. Levan,   b. 31 Jan 1835, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Samuel S. Levan,   b. Abt 1837, Of, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Peter S. Levan,   b. 1837, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1908, Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Julia Ann Levan,   b. 8 Jan 1840, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1929, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     9. Cyrus Levan,   b. 1843, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. John Sauers Levan,   b. 1846, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Sarah Levan,   b. 12 Mar 1846, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1915, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     12. Susannah Levan,   b. 1850, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Daniel K. Levan, "(The Levans are descendants of the Hugenots or French protestants and it is related that during the religious persecutions the family was almost killed out. A few of the males fled to Holland and Switzerland for safety.) progenitor of the Levans of this county, was a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he was born in May, 1800. When pretty well advanced in his "teens" he commenced the life of a copper-smith, and after having served his apprenticeship of three years he was engaged in Skippack, Pottstown, and other places in Montgomery County until 1825 when he, in company with others, namely John Hoffman, Michael Eby, Samuel Horst, Mrs. Winger and family, all from Lancaster County, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. Mr. Levan located on a tract of land (now part of Berlin) situated opposite the Berlin High School, where he had a shop erected and commenced working on at his trade. (In going through the county one meets with a number of old copper kettles (in possession of the children of our pioneer settlers) made by Mr. Levan. Besides being a copper-smith, Mr. Levan also manufactured a number of door locks and latches which are still in use in our old houses and are yet almost as good as new.) He was united in marriage with Julia Sauers and after leaving Berlin they resided in different parts of the county where he worked at his trade until he was an old man. He died in Plattsville, Ontario, in November, 1877, and she died in Preston in 1885, aged 81 years. To them was born a large family"



      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. [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..., 874.

    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..., 221.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Aug 1889.
      Aug. 9, 1889 Mrs. Julianne Levan died in Preston at age of 82 years, 7 months & 1 day.

    4. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 10.

    5. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861, Div. 1 Page 11.

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 35.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - May 1800 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 005, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tinsmith - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tinsmith - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - E, M. - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1877 - Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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