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

Moses b. Groff[1]

Male 1851 - 1927  (75 years)


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  • Name Moses b. Groff 
    Born 12 Sep 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00044-3362 
    Died 7 Aug 1927  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Arteriosclerosis-Pneumonia, 4 days 
    Buried Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I4120  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father John H. Groff,   b. 29 Sep 1827, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1908  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother 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, 7
    Family ID F1317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Eschleman,   b. 14 May 1858, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1922  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1880  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Emma Groff,   b. Dec 1881, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Esther Groff,   b. Abt 1890, Of, South East Hope Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sylvia Groff,   b. 31 Oct 1895, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1972, RR1, Ariss, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F30378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1851 - 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 MapsMarried - 16 Nov 1880 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Arteriosclerosis-Pneumonia, 4 days - 7 Aug 1927 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Moses Groff, "is married to Magdalena Eshelman. They reside in South Easthope Township, Perth County, near Tavistock, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of two 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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      GROFF - Moses Groff was born Sept. 12, 1851; died near New Hamburg, Ontario, on Aug. 7, 1927; ages 75 y., 10 m., 7 d. On Nov. 11, 1880, he was married to Magdalena Eshelman who precede him five years. This union was blessed with three children (Emma, Sylvia, and Hattie), one who preceded him in death 16 years). Three brothers also survive (Abram, Aaron, and Ezra). In 1893 he united with the Mennonite Church, where he served his Lord faithfully until He took him. As a member of the Biehn congregation his place indeed is vacant. When health permitted he was seldom absent from the service. We shall ever remember him as an appreciative, attentive listener who loved to do his Master's will. During the last period of illness he often expressed a union blessed with three children; one desire to worship with God's people and was always appreciative of seasons of worship in the home. He bore his recent affliction and suffering with Christian fortitude, but longed to go and be with the Lord. In his death the home shall miss him as a loving, helpful father and the Church a faithful, active member. On Aug. 9 the funeral services were held from his late home near New Hamburg to the Biehn church and adjoining cemetery for interment. Services in charge of the brethren, Osias Cressman, Curtis C. Cressman, and Manasseh Hallman

  • 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. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div 4, Page 46.

    3. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 60.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 22, 1927 - Obituary of Moses Groff.

    5. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 8 Page 7.

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

    7. [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