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

Deacon David Z. Martin[1, 2]

Male 1815 - 1894  (79 years)


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  • Name David Z. Martin 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 30 Aug 1815  Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1838  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1852  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    farmer 
    Ordained 21 Jun 1857  [10
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00075-4493 
    Died 23 Sep 1894  [4, 10
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I22158  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Peter Martin,   b. 26 Feb 1769, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1831, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Anna Zimmerman,   b. 18 Feb 1775, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1793  [11
    Family ID F1834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rebecca Shantz,   b. 3 Mar 1815, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1876, South Of St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Children 
     1. Rachel Martin,   b. 7 May 1839, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1921  (Age 82 years)
     2. Absalom Martin,   b. 1 Nov 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1887  (Age 46 years)
     3. Henry Martin,   b. 4 Sep 1842, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1845  (Age 2 years)
     4. Rev. Josiah Martin,   b. 13 Aug 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age 72 years)
     5. David Martin,   b. 22 Apr 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1850  (Age 2 years)
     6. Rev. Paul S. Martin,   b. 14 Feb 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1914  (Age 65 years)
     7. Lydia Martin,   b. 11 May 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1915  (Age 64 years)
     8. Christian Martin,   b. 6 Jun 1853, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1853, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Rebecca S. Martin,   b. 10 Oct 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1947  (Age 90 years)
     10. Manasseh Martin,   b. 29 Sep 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1925, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Johnson,   b. Abt 1815, Of, South Cayuga Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Martin,David-crossstitch2017.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Deacon David Martin, "the ninth son of old Peter Martin, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 30th, 1815, came to Canada with his parents in 1819 and was raised on the old "Martin Farm" now possessed by Menno Gingerich. On September 2nd, 1838, he was married to Rebecca, daughter of Christian and Hannah (Paul) Shantz. Some time during October of the same year they moved on their farm, being composed of lot No. 6, Woolwich Township, one-half mile north of the Martin Meeting House. Here he has resided until his death which took place September 23rd, 1894. His first wife was born March 3rd, 1815, and died June 23rd, 1876. After her decease he was again married to Mary Johnson, widow of the late Henry Rittenhouse of South Cayuga, Welland County, Ontario. After Mr. Martin's decease she returned to South Cayuga,Ontario, where she now has her home with her son, Freeman. On June 21st, 1857, he was ordained as deacon of the Mennonite Church which position he held unto his death. His family consisted of nine 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. [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..., 440.

    2. [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..., 167.

    3. [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..., 47.

    4. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

    5. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 3.
      David MARTIN Farmer USA Mennonist 37
      Rebecca MARTIN Canada Mennonist 37
      Rachel MARTIN Canada Mennonist 13
      Lidia MARTIN Canada Mennonist 2
      Absalom MARTIN Canada Mennonist 12
      Josua MARTIN Canada Mennonist 7
      Paul MARTIN Canada Mennonist 3
      Abraham HUNSPERGER? Canada Mennonist 18

    6. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 27.

    7. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, District 13 Page 109.

    8. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 13 Sep 1838:39.
      2 Sept 1838 Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. David Martin, Woolwich Tp, to Miss Rebecca Schantz, Waterloo Tp.

    9. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 3.

    10. [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..., 48.

    11. [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..., 18.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Aug 1815 - Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1838 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1838 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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