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

John Roat[1, 2, 3]

Male 1833 - 1888  (54 years)

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  • Name John Roat 
    Born 29 Nov 1833  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Christened 18 Sep 1835  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Business 1867  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Commericial Hotel 
    Commercial Hotel advertisement
    Commercial Hotel advertisement
    from: Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867
    Occupation 1868  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    inn keeper 
    • Worked at or owned the Commericial Hotel
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Inn Keeper 
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Hotel Keeper 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Protestant 
    Occupation 1888  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    innkeeper 
    Eby ID Number 00094-5324 
    Died 23 Mar 1888  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Cause: cirrhosis of the liver with ascetics 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I2167  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John S. Roat,   b. 4 Feb 1797, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1854, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Sarah Sauers,   b. 5 Sep 1805, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1830  [16
    Family ID F421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Cowel,   b. 19 Sep 1828, Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1864  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1860  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12, 14
    Children 
     1. Roat,   b. 16 Jul 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Christina Fraser,   b. 4 Aug 1837, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1889  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1865  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Finley Roat,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Maria Emma "Mary Roat,   b. 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Robert Roat,   b. 25 Jun 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1868, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. William John Roat,   b. 14 Feb 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     5. John Roat,   b. 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Helen Roat,   b. 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Nov 1833 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 18 Sep 1835 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Aug 1860 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1865 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Commericial Hotel - 1867 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - inn keeper - 1868 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inn Keeper - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Protestant - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - innkeeper - 1888 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cirrhosis of the liver with ascetics - 23 Mar 1888 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Roat, "was born in Berlin, in October, 1833. He was first married to Mary L. McMannus who died February 20th, 1864, and after her decease to Christina Fraser who died December 25th, 1889. They resided in Berlin where he was proprietor of the old Commercial Hotel for a number of years. He died March 23rd, 1888, leaving a family of several 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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Dec 1887.
      23 Dec 1887 William John Roat, son of John Roat, died in Berlin at age of 15 years, 10 months and 9 days.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 25 Feb 1864.
      Mary Roat died 20 Feb 1864 in Berlin, wife of John (Commercial Hotel), 36 yrs.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 Aug 1860.
      Married 23 Aug 1860 By Rev. Forman, John Roat was married to Mary Cowel, both of Berlin.

    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..., 188.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      John Roat Death Date: 23 Mar 1888 Death Location: Waterloo Born: abt 1835

    7. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      S.E. In/ memory of/ John Roat/ who departed this life/ Mar. 23, 1888/ aged 53 yrs./ also/ Christie Fraser/ his wife/ who departed this life/ Dec. 25, 1889/ aged 52 yrs. 4 mo./ & 21 days/ faithful unto death S.W. In/ memory of/ Wm. John/ son of/ John & Christie Roat/ who departed this life/ Dec. 23, 1887/ aged 15 yr. 10 mo. 9 d./ asleep in Jesus/ Roat

    8. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 14.

    9. [S211] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church Register of H. W. Peterson 1833-1835.
      John, born November 29th 1833 baptised 18 Sep 1835

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Mar 1888.
      Died 29 Apr 1888 Daniel Rife died in Hespeler at age of 67 years.

    11. [S2728] aaaBerlin Census 1871, Sect. 2 Page 3.

    12. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 31 Aug 1860.
      Roat - Cowel: In Galt, on the 23rd isnt., by the Rev. R. J. Foreman, Wesleyan Minister, Mr. John Roat, to Miss Mary Cowel, both of Berlin.

    13. [S1668] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1867 - Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867, pg 70.

    14. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Roat, 26, res. Berlin, b. Berlin, son of John and Sarah, married 23 Aug 1860 Mary Cowel, 30, res. Berlin, b. Brockville, daughter of Miles &.Mary

    15. [S118] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Chronicle, 20 Aug 1868.
      Roat, Robert died 08 Aug 1868 At Berlin, infant son of John Roat, of the "Commercial" Hotel, aged 1 year, 1 month and 14 days.

    16. [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..., 187.