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

John H. Groff

Male 1827 - 1908  (80 years)


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  • Name John H. Groff 
    Born 29 Sep 1827  Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Retired 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number 00044-3361 
    Died 23 Aug 1908 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4118  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Andrew Groff,   b. 18 Apr 1793, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Annie Huber,   b. 15 Oct 1795, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1815  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F1292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Bowman,   b. 26 Sep 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1910, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1850  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Benjamin B. Groff,   b. 21 Nov 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1910, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Moses b. Groff,   b. 12 Sep 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1927, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Andrew B. Groff,   b. 9 Sep 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1911  (Age 56 years)
     4. Nancy Groff,   b. 6 Feb 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1886, Orillia, Orillia Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     5. Franklin B. Groff,   b. 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1884, Orillia, Orillia Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     6. Noah B. Groff,   b. 17 Nov 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1909, Orillia, Orillia Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. Abraham B. Groff,   b. 15 Apr 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1937, Elk River, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Leah B. Groff,   b. 1863, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1954, Orillia, Orillia Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. Aaron Groff,   b. 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. John B. Groff,   b. Abt 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Israel Groff,   b. 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Ezra Groff,   b. 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1827 - Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Nov 1850 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Groff, "was born September 29th, 1827. On November 12th, 1850, he was married to Susannah Bowman who was born September 26th, 1826. They resided near Conestogo, on the farm now possessed by Jacob S. Cressman for a number of years. He now has his home in Berlin. To them was born a family of eleven 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.].

  • 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..., 725.

    2. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page 9.

    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..., 82.

    4. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div 4, Page 45.

    5. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 1 Page 1.

    6. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 15 Nov 1850 Pg 46.
      BAUMANN, Susanna married 12 Nov 1850 To John GROFF. Both of Waterloo. minister Benjamin Eby

    7. [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..., 720.