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

Adam Unger[1, 2]

Male 1801 - 1889  (88 years)


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  • Name Adam Unger 
    Born 6 Feb 1801  Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1843  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    farmer 
    Land 1847  Hallman Mennonite Church, North Dumfries, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    transferred land for church and cemetery 
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennoite 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lot 33 Con 12 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00124-7566 
    Died 17 Aug 1889  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 12
    Buried Hallman Mennonite Cemetery, North Dumfries, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I3760  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Adam Unger,   b. 1763, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Koehner,   b. Abt 1763, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Hallman,   b. 31 Aug 1805, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1884, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1824  [3
    Children 
     1. Councillor John Unger,   b. 10 Sep 1825, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Benjamin H. Unger,   b. 3 Oct 1826, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age < 74 years)
     3. Joseph H. Unger,   b. 1827, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1861, Harrisburg, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. Catherine Unger,   b. 16 Mar 1829, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1917, , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Elizabeth Unger,   b. 14 Mar 1836, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1931, , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     6. Moses Unger,   b. 22 Jun 1841, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1928, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Hannah Unger,   b. 6 Nov 1842, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Hallman,   b. 1805, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Oct 1824  [8
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F274609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Feb 1801 - Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1843 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - transferred land for church and cemetery - 1847 - Hallman Mennonite Church, North Dumfries, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennoite - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lot 33 Con 12 - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1889 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hallman Mennonite Cemetery, North Dumfries, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Adam Unger, "son of Adam and Elizabeth (Koehner) Unger, was born in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 6th, 1801, came to Canada when eleven years of age and was raised in Waterloo Township. On October 31st, 1824, he was married to Margaret, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Detweiler) Hallman. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, August 31st, 1805, and came to Canada with her parents in 1824. In February, 1825, they moved to North Dumfries Township, on lot No. 32, one mile east of Roseville. Here they resided until their death. He died August 17th, 1889, and she died March 18th, 1884. They had a family of seven 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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      Hallman Meeting House

      It is not known just when the first log meeting house of the Hallman congregation was built. However, on June 1, 1847 a one-acre plot of land, for a meeting house and burial ground, was deeded from Adam Unger to trustee, Jacob H. Detweiler. This land was east of Roseville on the northwest corner of Lot 31, Concession 11 of North Dumfries Township, and on the south side of the Blenheim or Roseville Road, which was built westerly from Galt. A stone cairn made up of old tombstones stands on this property today.
      A new brick church, called Hallman Mennonite Church, was constructed in 1854 (Burkholder 1935: 104) or 1856 (Taylor 1970: 282) on land on the north side of the road, just west of the old meeting house. The congregation is reported to have disbanded in 1891. The property was sold soon after.

      2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 757.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 27 Mar 1884.
      Mar. 18, 1884 Mrs. Adam Unger died in Roseville at age of 79 years.

    3. [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..., 548.

    4. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 3 pg 41.
      Adam Unger Farmer Pennsylvania Menonist 52
      Mrs. Unger Pennsylvania Menonist 46
      Joseph Unger Canada Menonist 24
      Elisabeth Unger Canada Menonist 16
      Moses Unger Canada Menonist 10
      Hannah Unger Canada Menonist 9

    5. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 29.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Aug 1889.
      Aug. 17, 1889 Adam Unger died near Blair at age of 88 years, 6 months & 10 days.

    7. [S267] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Hallman Mennonite CC#6073 Internet Link, monumental inscription.
      (Clasped hands) / In loving / remembrance of / Adam UNGER / who died / Aug. 17' 1889: / aged / 88 yrs. 6 mos. / & 10 d'ys / A precious one from us has gone / A voice we loved is still'd / A place is vacant at our hearth / Which never can be filled.

    8. [S2792] aaaNorth Dumfries 1871, Sect, 3 Page 38.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church, At Greenbush, Waterloo Township, Halton County, 1 Sept. 1843 to 1 July 1844 report 32.
      Enoch Ziegler, Wagonmaker, of Waterloo, to Hana Hallmann, of Dumfries. Wit. Sam'i Fried, Farmer, of Plenum, and Adam Unger, Farmer, of Dumfries.

    10. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 3 pg 41.

    11. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 10 Page 75.

    12. [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..., 549.