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

Benjamin Franklin Erb[1]

Male 1852 - 1936  (83 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Erb 
    Born 24 May 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Not Given 
    Residence 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00032-2828 
    Died 18 May 1936  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3420  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father Joseph Erb,   b. 30 Mar 1800, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1885, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Kolb,   b. 4 Aug 1808, Near Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1900, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1827  [6, 7, 8
    Family ID F2627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Mary Roos,   b. 1850, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1928  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1872  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Children 
     1. Arthur Erb,   b. 1872, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Roy Roos Erb,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Roy Erb,   b. 20 Feb 1875, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1957, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Edward Erb,   b. 1876, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Edwin Erb,   b. 1876, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F1118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Erb, "the eighth and youngest son of Joseph and Mary (Kolb) Erb, was born May 24th, 1852. After he was of age he entered the mercantile business in Preston until the year 1893 when he sold out and on March 15th of the same year he moved to Arnaud, Manitoba, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Lizzie Roos and has a family of three 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.

    2. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg 3.

    3. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 36.

    4. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861, Div. 3 Page 33.

    5. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 7.

    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..., 626.

    7. [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..., 857.

    8. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Kolb family bible.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Aug 1872.
      06 Aug 1872 By Rev. Wurster, Benjamin F. Erb was married to Elisa Roos, both of Preston.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Aug 1872 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Not Given - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 1936 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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