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

Isaac Brower Clemens[1, 2]

Male 1851 - 1945  (93 years)


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  • Name Isaac Brower Clemens 
    Born 5 Nov 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59384208 
    Interesting pioneer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    W. Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Carpenter, Iron Foundry 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1741 
    Died 21 Feb 1945  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 24 Feb 1945  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I350271  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Isaac S. Clemens, MPP,   b. 21 Jan 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Brower,   b. 13 Aug 1811, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1888, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F4334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louanna Shoemaker Clemens,   b. 1 Feb 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1917, Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1878  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Children 
     1. Lillian Florence Clemens,   b. 18 Dec 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1954, Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Elton Lewis Clemens,   b. 15 Aug 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1953, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Nellie Hudson Clemens,   b. 10 Sep 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963  (Age 80 years)
     4. Mary Lena Clemens,   b. 2 Nov 1883, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1958, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Ethel Innes Clemens,   b. 25 Apr 1885, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1979, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F251297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Clemens, Isaac Brower

      At his home, 431 Vine St. Preston, on Wednesday Feb. 21, 1945, Isaac Brower Clemens, beloved husband of Luanna, in his 94th year. Resting at the Stagger-Pass Funeral Home, Preston, from where the funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2: 30pm. Interment in the Preston Cemetery.

      Toronto Star 23 Feb 1945

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      Isaac B. Clemens, "only son of Isaac Clemens, resides on the old homestead of his father. He is married to Luanna Clemens. To them are born five 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.].

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      Crystal Wedding Near Preston
      A Jolly Gathering and a Good Time


      (Special to the Telegraph) Speedsville, Fri 28th - Mr. And Mrs. Isaac B. Clemens of this place celebrated their "crystal wedding" last evening, 27th. The happy couple have a wide connection of friends and relatives and their residence presented a joyous and animated appearance when a host of these gathered to help them properly observe this anniversary of their marriage day. As on such occasions there was a happy re-union of old friends and acquaintances and a most enjoyable wedding dinner. Happy speeches and songs followed the repast and all seemed to thoroughly enjoy the "wedding" The following are the names of those present: - Rev. Mr. Pomroy and wife, Joel Clemens and wife, J. W. Martin and wife, Jas. Hunt and wife, John Sauder and wife, Samuel Hilborn and wife; Jos. Sauder and wife; H. Turnbull and his wife; Wm. Hunter and his wife; Chas Huber and wife; S. C. Martin and wife, J. Shoemaker and daughter, Mrs. W. H. Roesgen, Mrs. J. S. Clemens, Misses C. Clemens, M. Brown, M. Hagey, E. Kerr, Messrs. D. Beaver, F. Fraim. Mr. Jas. Maloney acted as Master of Ceremonies. Suitable presents were bestowed on the hospitable couple and good wishes for their long life and future happiness.

      The Daily Telegraph 1 Mar 1893

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      Son Of Preston Pioneers Celebrates 90th Birthday


      Preston, Nov. 6 (Special) - Isaac B. Clemens, descendant of South Waterloo pioneers and one of Preston's oldest citizens, yesterday observed his 90th birthday anniversary here. Despite his age, Mr. Clemens is in excellent health. His appearance and mental alertness gives the impression of being much younger. Although afflicted with deafness and cannot readily enter into the conversation, Mr. Clemens is very hospitable and possesses a keen humor which is very entertaining.

      A grandson of George Clemens, one of the first settlers in Waterloo County, the birthday celebrant is also the son of Isaac Clemens, the first member for South Waterloo in the Provincial House after Confederation.

      Numerous congratulations were received by the popularily known local citizen yesterday, while he also received many gifts to mark the occasion.

      Born on his father's farm, over-looking the Speed River valley between Hespeler and Preston, Mr. Clemens resided there until 35 years ago when he moved to Preston where he has since resided. All his life has been spent in South Waterloo, and he has a very large circle of friends,
      Mr. Clemens possesses a keen memory and recalls his youth when he worked in the fields with his father from early morning until sundown, riding on the horses' backs while harrowing. He also recalls that his father and other farmers of the district used teams of oxen in those days for the heavy work.

      A keen horse fancier in his earlier years Mr. Clemens still has ribbons he won with some of his best steeds exhibited at the Canadian shows held in Guelph and the South Waterloo fairs.

      Gardening is his principal interest to-day. This summer he maintained an excellent garden, working it entirely himself. He favors the gladioli and has won distinction for his blooms which, until the past few years, he has exhibited with much success at Preston Horticultural Society and at the Guelph Flower Show. His best season at the Guelph Exhibition was when, out of 16 entries, he won nine firsts and three seconds.

      An excerpt from the history of Preston, written by Otto Klotz, in the year 1886, says: "It took George Clemens (grandfather of the birthday celebrant) with his four-horse team, three weeks to travel from what is now known as the town of Dundas to what is now Preston: in order to get through that dreadful Beverly swamp they had frequently to take their wagon to pieces and their luggage for long distances upon their backs, till they landed on some dry ground."

      Mr. Clemens' wife died 25 years ago. He resides with his daughter, Miss Nellie Clémens, in Preston. One daughter lives in Windsor, and two daughters, Mary and Ethel, live in Kitchener. Elton L. Holm, his only son, lives in Toronto.

      Toronto Telegram November 1941

  • 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..., 415.

    2. [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..., 334.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 Pg 37.

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 12.

    5. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 8.

    6. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Front] Clemens/ Isaac Brower Clemens/ 1851 - 1945/ Louanna Clemens/ His Beloved Wife/ 1853 - 1917/ Elton L. Clemens/ 1880 - 1953/ Mary Lena Clemens/ 1883 - 1958. [Head Stone At Right Of Monument] Ethel/ [5 Footstones] Father/ Mother/ Elton L./ Nellie H./ Mary L./ [Back] Nellie Hudson Clemens/ 1882 --1963 - Ethel Innes Clemens/ 1885 - 1979.

    7. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 3 Page 20.

    8. [S894] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861, Sect. 11 Page 75.

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Isaac B Clemens Age:26 Birth Date:abt 1852 Birth Place:Canada Marriage Date:27 Feb 1878 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Isaac Clemens Mother:Mary Ann Clemens Spouse:Lonanna Clemens Spouse's Age:25 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1853 Spouse Birth Place:Canada Spouse Father:Joel Clemens Spouse Mother:Magdalena Clemens

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - W. Methodist - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Feb 1878 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter, Iron Foundry - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1945 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Feb 1945 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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