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

Samuel L. Congo[1]

Male 1804 - 1880  (76 years)


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  • Name Samuel L. Congo 
    Born 1804  , Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Public Service 1836  Sheffield, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    town clerk 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-30931 
    Died 4 Jan 1880  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I30931  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Family Mary Ann Main,   b. 26 Jan 1809, , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1875, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jane Congo,   b. 1828, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John M. Congo,   b. 1833, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ellen Congo,   b. 31 Jul 1843, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1928  (Age 84 years)
     4. Sarah Jane Congo,   b. 1844, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1873  (Age 29 years)
     5. Susanna Congo,   b. 1 Aug 1847, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1931, Arthur Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur Twp, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F8111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1835 or 1836 Warner Churchill built a store on the place where Bond's store now stands, and ran it for a short time, when he took in as a partner the late Samuel Congo. They did quite a trade during the time they kept the store, when they sold out to Seth Holcomb, now of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enlarged the store and did a large business. He also dealt in land and stock to a considerable extent. He took a leading part in all the public affairs of the township and county and was one of the township s first Reeves. When Sheffield first got the postoffice, the mail came through from Hamilton on horseback and afterwards by stage. Only one newspaper came to the place at that time and that was taken by John A. Cornell and known as the Hamilton Gazette. When it came the neighbors used to go in to hear the news.

      The pioneers of Beverly: a series of sketches" by John A. Cornell With Supplementary Articles On The Municipal History By Wallace Mcdonald, Esq. Educational Matters By Robert Mcqueen, Esq. J. H. Smith, Esq., P. S. I. The Agricultural Society By David Bell, Esq., 1889, pg 12

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      Beverly Agricultural Show

      Now KNOWN AS THE " WORLD S FAIR,"

      BY DAVID BELL.

      THE morning of the 16th of March, 1853, broke cold and dreary. Leaden clouds with rifts here and there through which could be seen the blue sky, swept over the western horizon, while glintings of the sun could once in a while be seen. Showers partly rain and partly snow had fallen during the night and had rendered the roads almost impassable. It was neither good sleighing or wheeling. One would think that on such a day any new undertaking would most likely prove a failure. But when strength of purpose, intellectual vigor and physical energy are wedded to calm, resolute natures, difficulties vanish, obstacles are surmounted and victories achieved. Such were the dominant characteristics of the Pioneers of Beverly. During the forenoon of that day, the quiet village of Rockton became the scene of unusual excitement and activity. The jingling of bells and the rumbling of lumber waggons were heard. Each vehicle contained its quota of persons. Some buggies were seen, but not many as they were very scarce in those days. In a short time Harrison s tavern was filled, and to have witnessed the hearty hand shaking would have done one good not the puny half-hearted shake of the present day hut the hearty, whole souled grip characteristic of the agriculturalists of that day. After the greetings were over and a social chat over the flowing bowl, for that was the custom at that time, the company repaired to the Township Hall.

      Let us take a hasty glance and see who composed the company. They were Beverly s greatest men, those who took the deepest interest in all her concerns. Seth Holcomb, William Dickson, John Armstrong, William Parks, Trie Vanmeter, Robert Thompson, Thomas Nichol, William Henderson, James McQueen, Samuel Congo, Andrew McKnight, Andrew Kernighan, Matthew Bennett, William Pettinger, John Harbottle, John Harrison, John Anderson, Hemen G. Barlow, William Thompson, John Nichol, William Johnston, William Ireland, George Main, George Gray, John Cowe, George Cook, Peter Dickson, John Johnston, John McMtillen, James Gray, Walter Armstrong, George Jones, John Carruthers, John Menzies, John Frier, Robert Purvis, James Blake, George Carter, William Mulholland, William Drone, John Malcolm, David Rintoul, John Ennis, Christopher Ricker, were the leading ones present.



      The pioneers of Beverly: a series of sketches" by John A. Cornell With Supplementary Articles On The Municipal History By Wallace Mcdonald, Esq. Educational Matters By Robert Mcqueen, Esq. J. H. Smith, Esq., P. S. I. The Agricultural Society By David Bell, Esq., 1889


  • Sources 
    1. [S88] International Genealogical Index.

    2. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Samuel Congo d. 4 Jan 1880 North Dumfries, age 74 b. Connecticut, farmer

    3. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, S., America, N., Municipality, H., & Cemetery, S. (1806). Samuel Congo (1806-1880) - Find A Grave Memorial. Findagrave.com. Retrieved 6 June 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17680436/samuel-congo.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1804 - , Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - town clerk - 1836 - Sheffield, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1880 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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