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

Edwin Roat[1, 2, 3]

Male 1847 - 1915  (68 years)


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  • Name Edwin Roat 
    Born 3 Jul 1847  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Name Eduard Roat 
    Name Edward Roat 
    Occupation 1853  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Harness Maker 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Furniture Agent 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Traveller 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Traveller, Furniture 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number 00094-5329 
    Died 20 Nov 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I2179  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 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  [12
    Family ID F421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Wilson,   b. CALC 26 Jun 1844, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1876, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Edith Lenora Roat,   b. CALC 11 Oct 1867,   d. 24 Oct 1867  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Sarah Florence Roat,   b. 8 Apr 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Edwin Roat,   b. 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Laura Roat,   b. 4 Oct 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret E. Roat,   b. 3 Mar 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Master,   b. 4 Jun 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 2 Apr 1878  [2
    Children 
     1. Laura Roat,   b. 1872, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Maggie Roat,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sanford Levan,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edward Roat, "followed harness making for a number of years but owing to the small profits derived from the business, he quit harness making and commenced life as a commercial traveller. At present he is travelling for D. Hibner & Co., manufacturers of parlor furniture, etc. Mr Roat was first married to Maggie Wilson and after her decease to Hanna Master, widow of the late Jacob Levan. He resides in Berlin and has 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.].

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      Death of Furniture Traveler

      The death of one of Ontario's oldest and best known commercial travelers occurred recently when Edwin Roat passed away at his home in Berlin, Ont. He was born in that city, and was in his sixty-ninth year. During the past twenty-eight years he had been representing the D. Hibner Furniture Co., and previous to that time traveled extensively throughout the Dominion and the States for the Jacob Y. Shantz Button Works. He was buried with Masonic honors. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Huber, New York city, and Mrs. Mary Waugh, Guelph. Three daughters, Florence, Margaret and Laura of Berlin, and one son, Edwin Charles, Philadelphia, also survive.

      Canadian Furniture World and the Undertaker, December 1915, p.36

  • 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..., 189.

    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..., 76.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 Aug 1876.
      Died 17 Aug 1876 In Berlin, Margaret Wilson, wife of Edwin Roat, died at 32 years of age.

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

    5. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-10 Page 10.

    6. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 50.

    7. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 1 Page 7.

    8. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 33 Pg. 2.

    9. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 18.

    10. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Roat/ Edwin Roat/ July 3, 1847 - Nov. 20, 1915

    11. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Mathias Wurm, farmer of Waterloo married 31 Jul 1853 Greenbush by banns to Margaretha Ellenberger, of Waterloo, wit: Martin Beuker of Waterloo & John Huff of Waterloo

    12. [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.

    13. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Edwin Roat, 21, res. Berlin, b. Berlin, son of John J and Sarah (Sauer), married 17 Apr 1867 Margareth Wilson, 22, res. Berlin, b. Ireland, daughter of William and Elizabeth Ann (Glass)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1847 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1853 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Apr 1867 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Harness Maker - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Furniture Agent - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Traveller - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Traveller, Furniture - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Nov 1915 - 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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