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

Mary Scherer[1]

Female 1830 - 1903  (73 years)


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  • Name Mary Scherer 
    Born 1830  Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Birth 25 Dec 1830  , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Name Mary Straub 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    RC 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-34765 
    Died 7 May 1903  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 10
    Buried St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Person ID I34765  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father Antoine "Anton" Scherer,   b. 1 Aug 1790, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1882  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Dudei,   b. 5 Mar 1793, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1866  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F14759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Franz "Frank" Straub,   b. 26 Sep 1823, Kleßberg, , Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1891, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1851  [11
    Children 
     1. Straub
     2. John Straub,   b. 13 Aug 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Martin Straub,   b. 4 Oct 1853, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1931  (Age 77 years)
     4. Joseph Straub,   b. 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth Straub,   b. 3 Feb 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1933, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Anthony Straub,   b. 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1936, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Magdalena Straub,   b. 1858, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Lena Straub,   b. 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Catherine Straub,   b. 9 Apr 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Francis Straub,   b. 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Anna Straub,   b. 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Alois Straub,   b. 1863, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Alice Straub,   b. 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Mary Straub,   b. Oct 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     15. George Wulfert Straub,   b. 24 Jul 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1954, Grand Rapids Township, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     16. Helen Straub,   b. 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     17. Theresia Straub,   b. 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     18. Adam Straub,   b. 24 Jul 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     19. Johanna Mathilda Myrtle Straub,   b. 26 Oct 1873, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1956, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     20. Jacob Straub,   b. 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F9245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Mrs. Straub

      Another one of the early settlers of Woolwich passed away on Thursday last in the person of Mrs. Straub who was well known to the business people of Elmira having come here to do business as long back as the oldest inhabitant can remember. Deceased was born in Vanghan [sic] Township, Ontario in 1830. She was married to Francis Straub a native of Baden, Germany, and together they started pioneer life on a farm about 5 miles north-east of Elmira living together for about 40 years when Mr. Straub died. Mrs. Straub continued to live on the old homestead, which was worked by her sons - of late years by her second youngest son Adam - having lived on the old place about 51 years until she died. To Mr. and Mrs. Straub were born 8 sons and 9 daughters all of whom are alive as far as known, and most of whom came to pay their last tribute of respect to their mother. The sons are: John, living near Waterloo; Martin, Berlin; Joseph, Proton; Auton, Bellcaire, Mich; Alois, whereabouts not known; George, Chicago; Adam on the old homestead; Jacob, Chicago; the daughters are: Mrs. Sam Dopp, Berlin; Mrs. Frank Scuse, Syracuse; Mrs. Josh. Martin, Berlin; Mrs. John Bock, Rochester; Mrs. Rudolph Kiumbein [?], Chicago; Mrs. Frank Dopp, Buffalo; Mrs. David Dietz, Chicago; Mrs. Rosa Becker, Chicago; Mrs. Albert Esch on the old homestead. Her remains were interred in the R. C. Cemetry [sic] north of Elmira on Sunday morning..


      Elmira Advertiser, May 14, 1903

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11254-81.
      John Sumers, 26, Occ. Shoe Maker, b. Toronto, Res. Berlin, son of Edward Sumers and Mary Kehoe, married to Lenah Straub, 21, b. Woolwich Twp., Res. same, daughter of Frank Straub and Mary Shurer, Witn: Gottleib Beinstehl of Bridgeport and R. W. Me--? of Galt, 17 Dec 1880 at Galt

    2. [S956] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Advertiser, "Death of Mrs. Straub," May 14, 1903.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 pg 133.

    4. [S540] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic CC#4594 Internet Link.
      North: Francis/ Straub/ who died/ May 6, 1891/ aged 67 yrs. 7 mos. & 11 days East: Mary Scherer/ wife of/ Francis Straub/ born/ Dec. 25, 1830/ died/ May 7, 1903/ aged/ 72 yrs. 4 mos. 12 days

    5. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 12.

    6. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 4 Page 17.

    7. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 65.

    8. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 5 Page 7.

    9. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Elizabeth Dopp
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 12 Dec 1933
      Event Place: Woolwich, Waterloo, , Ontario
      Gender: F
      Age: 77
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1856 11 apr Ontario
      Father's Name: Frank Straub b. Germany
      Mother's Name: Mary Scherrer b. Frances

    10. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, S., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, S. (1830). Maria “Mary” Scherer Straub (1830-1903) - Find A... Retrieved 17 May 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83253590/maria-straub.

    11. [S91] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Maryhill - St. Boniface Roman Catholic [found cited on various sources on the internet and family histories], Rev. Joseph Ritter.
      Francis Straub d/o John & Jacobina Bade married 2 Nov 1851 to Maria Sherer d/o Anton & Elisabeth Dathy, witnesses: Mich. Benninger & Kath. Scherer. Straub from Kilsburg, Baden

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1830 - Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Dec 1830 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - RC - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 May 1903 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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