Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Isaac B. Groff

Isaac B. Groff[1, 2, 3]

Male 1854 - 1929  (74 years)

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  • Name Isaac B. Groff 
    Born 3 Jul 1854  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1875  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1875  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Doctor 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number 00044-3354 
    Died 29 Jan 1929  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cause: Myocardial Failure (6 months) - Broncho pneumonia (8 days) 
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I4095  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    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, 4, 11, 12
    Family ID F1304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica Weber,   b. 25 Jan 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1914, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Children 
     1. Addison Groff,   b. 1 Sep 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ervine Groff,   b. 8 Aug 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Angus Groff,   b. Sep 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ida Groff,   b. 24 Dec 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Clayton Groff,   b. 19 Oct 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Isaac Groff,   b. 3 Sep 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ella Edna Groff,   b. 4 Apr 1892, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Linnie Nora Groff,   b. 5 Oct 1894, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1854 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsResidence - 1875 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Dec 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Myocardial Failure (6 months) - Broncho pneumonia (8 days) - 29 Jan 1929 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Isaac Groff 1903
    Isaac Groff 1903

  • Notes 
    • Isaac B. Groff, "was born July 3rd, 1854. He is married to Veronica Weber. They reside near Yatton, Peel Township, Wellington County, where he is the proprietor of a beautiful farm. To them are born 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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      Mr. Isaac Groff, who is the oldest cattle dealer on the Elmira market, was born near Waterloo. From his youth he was a good judge of pure-bred and fat cattle and is still conceded to be one of the best informed dealers in Ontario. He has been identified with the Elmira market for a quarter of a century and has bought and shipped an immense number of fat cattle, stockers and sheep. Some of the best fat cattle produced in Ontario, pass through his hands. He covers a large field and makes frequent shipments from Waterloo, St. Jacobs and Alma, besides those he is constantly making to and from Elmira. Although Mr. Groff lives on a farm, some distance west of Elmira, he operates from Elmira and is regarded as one of her most useful business men.

      Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

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      ISAAC B. GROFF PASSES AWAY AT TORONTO
      Former Well Known Waterloo County Cattle Breeder and Drover Died Jan. 29.


      Word has been received in Waterloo, announcing the death of a former well known Waterloo County citizen,in the person of Isaac B. Groff, which took place at Toronto, on Tuesday, Jan. 29th, in his 75th year. He was a prominent breeder of high grade cattle and a drover. He resided in Toronto the past ten years. A. short service was held at York Burial Company parlors,120 Yonge St. The remains were conveyed to Waterlooon Friday and service will be held at the Waterloo Mennonite Church at 2.30 o'clock p.m., thence to the Martin Meeting House cemetery for burial. His wife predeceased him some years. There survive a family ofseven children, namely: Addison and Irvin of Saskatchewan; Ida (Mrs. Bicherin) of Vancuver, B.C.; Clayton, of Portland, Oregon; Isaac Jr., of Waterloo; Ella and Linnie (Mrs. Palmer) of Toronto; also 8 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Snyder of Preston and Mrs. Tilrnan B. Snyder of Speaces, Iowa and three brothers, Henry of Henning, Minn., Israel of Elmira, and Ameren of Alma.

      The Waterloo Chronicle 31 Jan 1929 pg 5

  • 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..., 601.

    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. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Dec 1875.
      12 Dec 1875 By Pastor Tuerk in Berlin, Isaak Groff was married to Veronika Weber, both of Waterloo Township.

    4. [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.

    5. [S171] Census - ON, Wellington, Peel - 1901, Peel i-1 Page 1.

    6. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Name: Isaak Groff Age: 21 res: Waterloo Tp. Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Andreas Groff & Maria Bowman Bride: Name: Veronica Weber Age: 20 res: Waterloo Tp. Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Joseph Weber & Veronica Schantz Witness(S): Name: Oscar Pfeiffelmann res: Berlin Name: Ida Turk res: Berlin Date of Marriage: Dec. 12, 1875

    7. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 46 Pg. 4.

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

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

    10. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

    11. [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.

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