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

Jacob Strome[1]

Male 1783 - 1855  (72 years)


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  • Name Jacob Strome 
    Born 24 Sep 1783  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 11E, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 3 Lot 06W, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1852  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number 00120-7497 
    Died 7 Dec 1855  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 7
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I20607  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Jacob Strohm,   b. CA 1743, Of, Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Eva Seraphine Bliehm,   b. 6 May 1743,   d. 6 Apr 1829  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F5106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Maria "Maria" Scheirich,   b. Oct 1784, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Catharine Strohm,   b. Abt 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John J. Strome,   b. 12 Sep 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1865  (Age 52 years)
     3. Mary Strome,   b. CALC 21 Feb 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     4. David Strome,   b. 28 Apr 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1875, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Eli Strome,   b. Abt 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Eva Strome,   b. Abt 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1855  (Age ~ 33 years)
     7. Elizabeth Strome,   b. Abt 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Susannah Strome,   b. 24 Jan 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1846, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Margareth,   b. 1791, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Mar 1852  Bluementhal, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F40980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1783 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Mar 1852 - Bluementhal, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1855 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jacob Strome, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, September 24th, 1783. He was married to Anna Maria Scheirich. She was born in 1784 and died July 10th, 1841. They resided near Hespeler, Ontario, where he died December 7th, 1855. Their family consisted of 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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      A-1-84 Jacob Strome Probate of the Will of Jacob Strome, late of the Township of Waterloo, granted the Third day of January 1856 on the Petition of David Strome and John W. Martin, the Executors named in said Will.

      The Last Will and Testament of Jacob Strome of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman. I Jacob Strome, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say. I will and order that all my just debts, funeral, testamentary and all other expenses be paid by my Executors….I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Strome my Homestead Farm, the same being the east end of Lot number Eleven in the second concession in the lower block of the Township of Waterloo, and to his heirs forever, and for the same I will and order that my said son John Strome or his heirs shall pay unto my Executors for the benefit of all my children or their heirs the sum of Two Thousand Dollars to be paid in twenty annual installments of One Hundred Dollars without Interest : the first payment whereof is and shall become due one year from the day of my decease. The above farm contains One Hundred and fifteen acres and Twenty one rods of land be the same more or less and out of which I except and reserve Two acres and Twenty one rods in a square at any outside line of the said farm I choose to take it the said five acres and twenty one rods to belong to my son John Strome with the rest of the farm at my decease. And when the last payment thereof for the above farm be made by my son John Strome or his heirs, I will and order that my Executors shall give my son John Strome or his heirs a good and sufficient Deed for the same and not before. And also I will and order that my Executors shall pay out the aforesaid yearly payment of my said Homestead Farm unto my several children and Grand children as follows, namely, the one-sixth part of Jacob Gardner Kingan the son of my deceased daughter Katharina. The one-sixth part to my son John Strome or his heirs, the one-sixth part to Hetty Bleam the daughter of my daughter Mary deceased, and the one-sixth part to my son David Strome or his heirs and the one-sixth part to the three children of my daughter Eva, deceased, and the one-sixth part to my daughter Elizabeth the wife of John L. Willfong or her heirs and as to all the rest residue and remainder of all my Real and Personal Estate….I give devise and bequeath unto my children and grandchildren and the same shall be paid to them by my Executors…and I do hereby constitute and appoint my son David Strome and my friends John Martin, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament…And lastly, my express will and meaning is and I do hereby order and appoint that if any difference, dispute, question or controversy shall be moved arise or happen concerning any gift bequest matter or thing in this my will given and bequeathed expressed or contained, that there [be] no suit or suits in Law or equity of otherwise shall be brought commenced or prosecuted for and concerning the same but the same shall be refused wholey to the award order and determination of my friends Isaac Clemens and Abram M. Clemens, both of the Township of Waterloo and what they shall order direct or determine, therein shall be binding and conclusive to all and every person and persons therein concerned.

      Witnessed by Duncan Campbell and John Clemens
      Will dated 18 October 1855
      Proved 3 January 1856
      Inventory £231/2/6
      Died 7 Dec 1855.

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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..., 533.

    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..., 225.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    4. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Jacob Strohm, 68, yeoman of New Hope, Wat. T., married 5 Mar 1852 in Bluementhal, Wa. banns to Anna Margareth Mack of Waterloo T. wit: Samuel B. Baumann of Waterloo & Ulrich Weiss of Waterloo

    5. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      [stone broken] In memory of/ Jacob STROME/ ? (24,17??/ Died Dec. 7, 1855/ Aged 72 years 2 mo. 13 d./ [illegible 2016]

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 56.

    7. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Jacob Strome - 1855 - A-1-84.

    8. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.