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

James Johnston

Male 1817 - 1892  (75 years)


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  • Name James Johnston 
    Born 1817  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military American Civil War 
    Name James Johnson 
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Other M 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-245288 
    Died 6 Apr 1892  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Pinehill Cemetery, Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I245288  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Family Mary Matilda "Matilda" Brown,   b. 1824, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1888  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Johnston,   b. 24 Dec 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1933, Zurich, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Mary Johnston,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Major Johnston,   b. 15 Jan 1849, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1908, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Margaret Elenor "Ellen" Johnston,   b. 20 Dec 1852, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1873, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. Georgina Johnston,   b. 1854, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1897, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     6. Oliver James Johnston,   b. 1857, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1937, Goderich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Robert Johnston,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. John Johnston,   b. CALC 21 Feb 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1863  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F227325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The funeral of the late James Johnson took place on the 8th inst., from the house of George Schneider, New Hamburg, where he had been boarding lately, to the Pinehill Cemetery and laid to rest beside his wife who died a number of years ago. The coffin was taken into the church in Haysville, where the funeral service was read and the Rev. I. Ward, Rector, preached a sermon and also preached a sermon at the grave. The remains of our late neighbor were followed to their last resting place by his only sister and six children and. a good many of his old friends and neighbors by the death of James Johnson Haysville has lost one of its earliest and oldest settlers, he came here with his father and uncle over sixty years ago and settled on the farm now owned by Mr. Aaron Shantz and his uncle on the farm now owned by Mr. Henry Walker. Some years after coming here, James settled on the farm which he owned at the time of his death and married Matilda Brown, sister of our respected townsmen, D r. James Brown. Our late neighbor leaves four sons and two daughters: Thomas and Major, who own and carry on the Zurrich woollen mill; Oliver is a blacksmith and is in business in Clinton; Robert, the youngest son has just returned from New Westminster, B. C., where he has been for over a year and has started a business in Brantford as a plumber; Mary Mrs. Cowon resides in Georgetown and Annie Mrs. Melrose in Baden and his sister Miss M. Johnson resides in Hamilton. Our first settlers have nearly all passed away and soon there will be none left to tell of the hardship of those that came here when it was wilderness. Mr. J. Johnson served for a time in the American war and had applied for pension and would soon have had it with back pay if he had lived. It would only be an act of justice if the American Government were to pay the back pay to his family after keeping him out of it so long.


      New Hamburg Independent 22 Apr 1892 pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 8.

    2. [S560] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Pinehill Cemetery CC#4549 Cemetery Internet Link.
      In memory of / James Johnston (sic) / died / Apr 6 1892 / aged / [-4] years / To them we trust a place is given / Among the saints with Christ in heaven

    3. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 6 Page 34.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1817 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Other M - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Apr 1892 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pinehill Cemetery, Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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