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

Christian Erb[1]

Male 1815 - 1849  (34 years)


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  • Name Christian Erb 
    Born 15 May 1815  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting accident, misfortune 
    Residence 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Misfortune 1849 
    accidentally killed, June 28th, 1849, while raising the frame-work of their new house 
    Eby ID Number 00032-2831 
    Died 28 Jun 1849  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6
    Cause: accident 
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2374  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father John Erb,   b. 8 Dec 1764, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1832, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Schrantz,   b. Jun 1770, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1826  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Family ID F2819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Brower,   b. 20 Jun 1815, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1883, Townsend Township, Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7
    Children 
     1. Nancy Erb,   b. 1 Jan 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1846  (Age 9 years)
     2. Aaron B. Erb,   b. 30 Mar 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1927, , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christian Erb, "the fifth and youngest son of John and Magdalena (Schrantz) Erb, was born May 15th, 1815. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Maris) Brower. She was born June 20th, 1815, and died some years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Erb resided on a farm a little below Preston where he was accidentally killed, June 28th, 1849, while raising the frame-work of their new house. They had a family of two 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. [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..., 628-629.

    2. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In / memory of / Christian Erb / who departed this life / June 28th 1849 / aged 34 years / 1 month / & 13 days / A faithful friend, a companion dear / a tender father lieth here / great is the loss that we sustain / but hope in heaven to meet again

    3. [S2767] aaaWaterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 2 Page 48.

    4. [S26] Lower Canada Marriage Bonds (1779-1858), C-6784.
      Name of Future Husband: ERB, Christian Res: Waterloo Township, Halton County Name of Future Wife: BROMER, Elizabeth Res: Waterloo Township, Halton County Reference: RG 5 B9 Volume: 29 Bond Number: 4622 Date: 1835-02-17

    5. [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..., 629.

    6. [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..., 335.

    7. [S2171] Original Marriage Certificates in private hands, original in the possession of Dan Clark 2014 [email].
      marriage certificate and the date is Feb. 19 1835. The licence was "given from under my hand and seal at Hamilton" by Wesleyan Methodist minister A.K.McKenzie C,W.M.P.. Witnesses were H.(first name hard to read)Williams and John Beachtel(Bechtel).

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1815 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Feb 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: accident - 28 Jun 1849 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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