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

Rev. Isaac Sours[1]

Male 1801 - 1852  (51 years)


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  • Name Isaac Sours 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 1801  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Correspondence 1836  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Obituary 1840  New Connexion Methodist Church, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    lay minister 
    Name Isaac Sauers 
    Occupation 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Manufacturer 
    Religion 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-29934 
    Died 16 Aug 1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I29934  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Jacob Sauers,   b. 6 Mar 1775, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1864, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Kolb,   b. CALC 12 Sep 1774, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1841, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Family ID F414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann McQuire,   b. 1807, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1888, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Maria Sauers,   b. 1831, Flamboro West Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1886, , Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F17821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • New Connexion Methodist Church

      Early services were held in an upper room of a building erected in 1840 by Isaac Sours (or Sauer) on the east side of Water Street South, just south of the future location of South Water Street Baptist Church. Although not an ordained minister, Mr. Sours preached to this Methodist New Connexion group. Some years later he built a small stone chapel on the north side of Dickson Street, just west of Ainslie Street, which he gave to the congregation. Mr. Sours died on August 16, 1852 in his 50th year and was buried in Mount View Cemetery in Galt. The congregation continued on without a leader until Rev. James McAllister became minister in 1856. Of interest: Mr. Sours' name has been spelled Sours, Sowers, Sauer, and Sauers. The cemetery stone is recorded as Sours and his widow was referred to as Mrs. Sours. Churchmen in Waterloo Township referred to him as Rev. Sauer.

      The New Connexion Church on the north side of Dickson Street between Ainslie and North Water Streets is shown on Pollock's 1867 Map of Galt. The Minutes of the 46th Annual Conference of the Methodist New Connexion Church of Canada in May, 1874 recorded that the Galt Mission, with David Smyth of Galt as preacher, had 1 Chapel, 1 parsonage, a Sunday School, and a congregation of 160. In 1874 the New Connexion and Wesleyan Methodists joined to form the Methodist Church in Canada. The Galt Methodist New Connexion Church is reported to have been sold c.1880..

      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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      Isaac Sauers, "was married and resided in the town of Galt where he died, leaving a family of one child, named Hannah. She was married to Isaac Whiting."

      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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      Isaac Sours died in Galt, the 16th inst., in his 50th year; survived by his wife. Galt Reporter

      Christian Guardian 25 Aug 1852 pg 182

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      After the Dumfries Mills had been running for some time, Mr. Dickson, who found that his lands required all his attention, endeavoured to sell them to Mr. Shade. The latter was unwilling to purchase unless a guarantee was given for a specified number of years, that no lands would be sold in the village by Mr. Dickson for mills, stores, or other businesses which would enter into competition with his (Mr. Shade's) occupations. It is under-stood this condition was ultimately agreed to; at any rate, Mr. Shade purchased the mills, two hundred acres of land, covering what is now the most valuable part of the town on the west side of the river, and an additional hundred acres in the township. The deed was not obtained for these properties by Mr. Shade, until the 11th August, 1838, and in that document, the consideration money is stated to have been £2,500.

      In deeding the 200 acres to Mr. Shade, Mr. Dickson made the following reservations : (1) One lot to Dr. Robert Miller, corner west of Water and north of Main Street. (2) One acre to James Taylor, north of Main and east of Water Street. (3) One lot to Adam Ainslie, north of Main and east of Ainslie Street. (4) One lot to Isaac Sours, adjoining Ainslie's lot. (5) The school-house lot, corner of Church and Main Street. (6) The market-house lot on Dickson Street.

      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose Pg. 47

  • 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..., 221.

    2. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Sacred/ to the memory of/ Isaac Sours/ a native of Pennsylvania/ & for 20 years/ a resident of Galt/ who died/ Aug. 16, 1852 in his/ 50th year/ blessed are the dead that die/ in the Lord from henceforth;/ Yea, saith the spirit, that they/ may rest from their labours: and/ their works do follow them/ Rev 14.13 /

    3. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.27.

    4. [S94] News - ON, Wellington, Elora - The Elora Backwoods Man (1852-1858) Index, 26 Aug 1852.
      Died at Galt, Monday afternoon 16 th inst, after a painful illness of Dropsical affliction. Mr. Isaac Sours in the 50th year of his age

    5. [S1000] News - Christian Guardian - Death Notices from the Christian Guardian 1851-1860, Death Notice - 25 Aug 1852.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1801 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCorrespondence - 1836 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Aug 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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