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

John Ernst[1, 2]

Male 1826 - 1895  (69 years)


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  • Name John Ernst 
    Born 13 Feb 1826  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Laborer 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    day labourer 
    Residence 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00033-2957 
    Died 24 Aug 1895  [4, 9
    Buried Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Person ID I2382  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Heinrich "Henry" Ernst,   b. 24 Nov 1803, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1878  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Susannah Reist,   b. 4 Jan 1799, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1873  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sophia Rank,   b. 17 Dec 1838, Obergimpern, , Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1903  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. Catharine Ernst,   b. 1857, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Louis Ernst,   b. 11 Apr 1860, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1938, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Johann R. "John" Ernst,   b. 1 Jan 1864, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1903  (Age 39 years)
     4. Susannah Ernst,   b. Jan 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1866, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Samuel Rank Ernst,   b. 1 Apr 1868, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943  (Age 74 years)
     6. Sophia Ernst,   b. 25 Mar 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1871  (Age 2 years)
     7. Mary Ann Ernst,   b. 2 Aug 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1871  (Age 0 years)
     8. Sarah Ernst,   b. 8 Aug 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Joseph Ernst,   b. 30 Jun 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1874  (Age 0 years)
     10. Josiah Ernst,   b. 31 Jul 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Dilman Ernst,   b. 10 Dec 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1876  (Age 0 years)
     12. Lavina Ernst,   b. 1876, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. William Ernst,   b. 28 Jun 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Louisa Ernst,   b. 23 Dec 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sophia Lang,   b. 9 Nov 1838, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Jennie Ernst,   b. 8 Aug 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F20073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Ernst, "is married to Sophia Rank. They reside at Crosshill, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. No report received in regard to family."


      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..., 656.

    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..., 169.

    3. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 1 pg 4.

    4. [S159] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Shantz Mennonite CC#4566 Internet Link.
      Father / John Ernst / Died / Aug. 24, 1895 / Aged / 69 Yrs. 6 Mo. / & 11 Dys. / Verse /

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div 1 Page 45 Family 195.
      John ERNST M M 48 French USA Daylaborer Mennonite
      John ERNST M 18 French Ontario Mennonite
      Sappia ERNST F M 38 French Ontario Mennonite
      Samual ERNST M 13 French Ontario Mennonite
      Cathrina ERNST F 23 French Ontario Mennonite
      Salopey ERNST F 8 French Ontario Mennonite
      Levine ERNST F 2 French Ontario Mennonite

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Louis Ernst Born: Wellesley Township Age: 62 Father: John Ernst Mother: Sophia Rank Born: abt 1860 Spouse: Magdalena Walter Age: 58 born: Waterloo Twp Father: David Sararus Mother: Martha Brower married 22 Nov 1922 married: Waterloo, Kitchener John Ernst father (b. Lancaster, Penn.)

    7. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 5 Page 12.

    8. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 12 Page 78.

    9. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, M., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, M. (1864). John R. Ernst (1864-1903) - Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 14 May 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203867722/john-r_-ernst.

    10. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div 1 Page 45 Family 195.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1826 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - day labourer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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