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

Menno Devitt[1]

Male 1850 - 1932  (81 years)


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  • Name Menno Devitt 
    Born 6 Oct 1850  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Store Keeper 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Merchant 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Merchant 
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    Religion 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00030-2340 
    Died 17 Mar 1932  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis with Nephritis (several years) - Hypostatic Pneumonia (8 days) 
    Buried 19 Mar 1932  Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I352244  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Barnabas Devitt,   b. 25 Mar 1807, , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1891, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Shoemaker,   b. 20 Nov 1811, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1907  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 1 May 1831  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Family ID F1513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Sauder,   b. 4 Aug 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1930, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 13
    Children 
     1. Essie Adelia Devitt,   b. 13 Mar 1883, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1954, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Bertha Devitt,   b. 9 Mar 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hildah Devitt,   b. 27 May 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Stanley Devitt,   b. 15 Dec 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Evangeline Devitt,   b. 30 Mar 1892, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1977, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Leroy Devitt,   b. 15 May 1894, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F252046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Menno Devitt, "was born October 6th, 1850. He is the proprietor of a general store in the town of Waterloo and is married to Mary Souder. They have a family of six 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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      PNEUMONIA FATAL TO MENNO DEVITT

      Veteran Waterloo Merchant Passes In 82nd Year ; In Business 40 Years

      Menno Devitt, who for 40 years was a merchant in Waterloo and spent all but two years of his life here, died at his home, 2 Bellevue avenue last night about 8 o'clock. Mr. Devitt was in his 82 year. About seven years ago he suffered a stroke and since that time had been confined to his home, periodically. Death was caused by pneumonia. Born in Waterloo, Oct. 6, 1850, he was the youngest son of the late Barnabas Devitt and Magdalene Shoemaker. Mr. Devitt concluded his 40 years in business here about four years ago. He was also prominent in municipal affairs, during his earlier years. Predeceased by his wife one year ago last November, he is survived by four daughters, Essie, at home, Bertha of Boston, Mass., Hilda at home, Mrs. R. H. Wing, Waterloo, two sons, Stanley and LeRoy Devitt of Waterloo and two grandchildren. Tbe funeral will he held from his late residence, 2 Bellevue avenue, tomorrow at 3 o' clock, interment will be made at Mount Hope cemetery.

      Kitchener Daily Record 18 Mar 1932 pg 2

  • 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..., 492.

    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..., 530.

    3. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-4 Page 9.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 18.

    5. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Waterloo City, Waterloo Div 42 Page 1.

    6. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 10 Page 78.

    7. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 18.

    8. [S2418] aaaa CensusTown of Waterloo 1891 Sect. 3, Section 3 Page 29.

    9. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 42 Page 1.

    10. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Mrs Menno Devitt Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1851 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Age at Death:81 Death Date:17 Mar 1932 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    11. [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..., 452.

    12. [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..., 528.

    13. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Menno Devitt Age:30 Birth Date:abt 1851 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Marriage Date:22 Sep 1881 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Barnabas Devitt Devitt Mother:Devitt Devitt Spouse:Mary Ann Sauder Spouse's Age:27 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1854 Spouse Birth Place:Waterloo Township Spouse Father:Joseph Sander Spouse Mother:Christina Sander

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Oct 1850 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis with Nephritis (several years) - Hypostatic Pneumonia (8 days) - 17 Mar 1932 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Mar 1932 - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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