Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Isaiah R. Strome

Isaiah R. Strome[1, 2]

Male 1852 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Isaiah R. Strome 
    Born 7 Oct 1852  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1881  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1886  Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    merchant 
    Residence 1903  Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00120-7494 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I20718  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father John R. Strome,   b. 12 Feb 1810, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1865, Fisher Mills, (Cambridge) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Nancy R. "Annie" Rosenberger,   b. 7 May 1812, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1903, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1831  [4
    Family ID F4247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Pfeifer,   b. 1859, Glen Allan, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Jan 1883  [3
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F5126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Isaish R. Strome
    Isaish R. Strome
    https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/strome_ir.shtml

  • Notes 
    • Isaiah Strome, "is married to Mary Ann Pfeffer. They reside in Brandon, Manitoba."


      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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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      Isaiah R. Strome (1852-)

      Merchant, businessman. Born in Blenheim Township, Ontario on 7 October 1852, son of John Root and Mary Rosenburg, he worked on his family farm in the summer and attended school in the winter. At the age of 18 years he left home and spent two years working as a clerk in a fruit store at Galt, Ontario. He worked in a general store at harrison, Ontario from 1876 to 1881 when he came to Winnipeg. He worked for a year in the wholesale dry goods firm of Stobart, Sons & Company then he formed a business partnership with A. Kennedy and purchased the book store of H. S. Donaldson & Brother. He sold his interest to his partner in 1883 and purchase the dry goods business of Logan & Henderson at Portage la Prairie. He operated the business for two years under the name of Strome & Henderson .

      He bought out his partner then, in 1886, he moved to Brandon and established the dry goods business of Strome & Whitelow. He bought the dry goods firm of Paisley, Miller & Carscaden and dissolved his own business. In 1890 he established the Brandon Electric Light Company and was its president as of 1897. The company operated a hydroelectric dam on the Little Saskatchewan River that provided power to businesses and homes in Brandon. He owned the resort area of Lake Clementi south of Brandon, and he established branches of his dry goods business at Rapid City and Wapella.

      In 1882 he married Mary I. Peffers of Glenallan, Ontario. They had five children: Jessie Dunbar, Bertha Maud, Ivan Roy, Charles Merle, and Vivian Ruth. He served as a Brandon city alderman for nine years and chair of its finance committee. He was a member of the Brandon Board of Trade.


      A History of Manitoba Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce

  • 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..., 532.

    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..., 200.

    3. [S724] Book - A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People.

    4. [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..., 529.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1852 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1886 - Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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