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

Rev. Samuel Fear

Male 1802 - 1896  (93 years)


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  • Name Samuel Fear 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 15 Sep 1802  Shepton Mallet, , Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1825  Shepton Mallet, , Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Minister 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-391308 
    Died 21 Mar 1896  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Elora Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I391308  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Family Eliza Gale,   b. Dec 1796, , Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1825  Shepton Mallet, , Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Samuel Fear,   b. 7 Aug 1826, Shepton Mallet, , Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1898, Elma Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Edward Fear,   b. 15 Sep 1832, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Joseph Fear,   b. 15 Sep 1832, Bramcote, , Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F263246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Fear,SamuelRev.-0001.jpg
    Fear,SamuelRev.-0001.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Goshen Methodist Church


      Thomas Demorest, a Methodist minister in a letter to the Christian Guardian in 1861, describes the growth and zeal of the Wesleyan Methodist church in the "Peel Circuit " which comprised an area of approximately twelve miles square. "Church building was astounding", he said. Prior to 1860, two had been built in the circuit and in 1860, three more were built, one of
      which would be known as Goshen. It was a framed 26' x 36' building. The minister of the circuit at this time was the Rev. Samuel Fear. (Thomas Demorest had preceded him), and he is given great praise for his work on the circuit. The generosity and faith of the people is notable, when we consider only a slight debt remained when a church building is completed, although most of the contributors were still living in their log houses.


      Portraits of Peel Attiwandaronk to Mapleton

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      Samuel Fear was born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset on Sept. 15th 1802. After moving from agricultural labouring to a brief spell in Beeston, Nottingham in the lace-making industry, he emigrated to North America, arriving in Guelph, Ontario, on 1st June 1836. He died while preaching in 1896 and is buried in Elora Municipal Cemetery, 20 miles north of Guelph. His son, James Fear, followed him into ministry but died aged 29 in 1870.

      Rev Samuel Fear. (2019). My Methodist History. Retrieved 17 November 2019, from https://www.mymethodisthistory.org.uk/people-2/methodist_ministers/rev-samuel-fear


  • Sources 
    1. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Sect. 15 Page 102.

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, E., America, N., County, W., & Cemetery, E. (1802). Rev Samuel Fear (1802-1896) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 17 November 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/123730447.

    3. [S2877] Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914.
      Name:Samuel Fear
      Gender:Male, bachelor of this parish
      Marriage or Bann Date:23 Jan 1825
      Marriage Place:Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
      Spouse:Eliza Gale spinster of this parish

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Sep 1802 - Shepton Mallet, , Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1825 - Shepton Mallet, , Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jan 1825 - Shepton Mallet, , Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 1896 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elora Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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