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

Henry Groff[1, 2]

Male 1849 - 1935  (86 years)


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  • Name Henry Groff 
    Born 20 Jul 1849  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Name Heinrich Groff  [9
    Residence 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 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1873  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    farmer 
    Residence 1873  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00044-3352 
    Died 24 Jul 1935  Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Girard Union Cemetery, Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I4081  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Father Andrew H. Groff, Jr.,   b. 26 Jul 1825, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1905  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary W. Bauman,   b. 22 Sep 1830, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1901, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 30 May 1848  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 12, 13
    Family ID F1304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica Shantz,   b. 16 Sep 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1929  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Henry Edward "Ed" Groff,   b. 12 Aug 1874, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Walter Groff,   b. 19 Sep 1876, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1947  (Age 71 years)
     3. Clara May Groff,   b. Sep 1882, Of, May City, Osceola, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age ~ 91 years)
     4. Mary Susannah Groff,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F1305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Groff, "was born July 20th, 1849. He is married to Veronica Shantz and resides at May City, Iowa, where he is engaged in farming."

      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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      Father of Harris Man Dies at Henning, Minn.

      Funeral services were held last week for Henry Groff, former resident. of Osceola county, at the church at. Henning, Minn.

      Henry Groff was born July 20, 1849, near Galt, Ontario, the oldest of a family of nine children.

      When two years old they moved to Waterloo, Ontario. On September 23, 1873, he married Veronica Shantz. They made their home near Elmira, Ontario. To this union four children were born.

      In 1889 the family moved to Osceola county, where they lived for nine years. In 18898 they moved to Cottonwood county, Minn., and in 1920 to a farm six miles west of Henning where he lived until the time of his death.

      He died July 24, 1935, at the age of 86. He was an active member of the Methodist church.

      His wife preceded him in death in September, 1929. Surviving are for children: Edwin of Harris, Iowa. Walter of Henning, Minn., Mary, Mrs. H. H. Norman of Fulda, Minn., Clara, Mrs. J. G. Overholser of Butte, N. D. Surviving also are ten grandchildren; two brothers, Israel of Elmira, Ontario and Andrew of Eldora, Ontario and two susters, Mrs. A. B. Snider of Preston, Ontario and Mrs. T. B. Snider of Spencer, Iowa. - Sibley Gazette.

      Lake Park News (Lake Park, Iowa) 8 Aug 1935

  • 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..., 426.

    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..., 161.

    3. [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..., 724.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 119.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 2.

    6. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 9 Page 74.

    7. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 17.

    8. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, G., America, N., County, O., & Cemetery, G. (1849). Henry Groff (1849-1935) - Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 17 July 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64441038/henry-groff.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 2 Oct 1873.
      23 Sep 1873 Heinrich Groff was married to Veronika Schantz by Pastor F.W. Tuerk, in Berlin. Both are of Berlin.

    10. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12921 (1873), Groff-Shantz.
      Henry Groff, 24, Farmer, res. Waterloo, b. Canada, son of Andrew Groff and Mary Bauman married Veronica Shantz, 19, res. Waterloo, b. Canada, daughter of Moses and Susannah, witnessed by: Aaron Shantz and Laura Schneider both of Waterloo, 23 September 1873 in Berlin

    11. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Bridegroom Name: Heinrich Groff Age: 24 Res: Waterloo Place of Birth: Dumfries Names of Parents: Andreas Groff & Mary Bowman Bride: Name: Veronica Schantz Age: 19 Res: Waterloo Tp. Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Moses Schantz & Sussana Schneider Witness(S): Name: Aaron Schantz Res: Waterloo Tp. Name: Laura Schneider Res: Waterloo Tp. Date of Marriage: Sept. 23, 1873

    12. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, Revd Strang Presbyterian, Waterloo, Dumfries, Blenheim (pg. 117 - 119).
      Andrew Groff, of Dumfries, married Mary Bauman, of Waterloo. 30 May 1848, by banns, Witnesses: Isaac Groff and Fredrick Guggissberg.

    13. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 17.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jul 1849 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1873 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1873 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jul 1935 - Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Girard Union Cemetery, Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
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