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

Benjamin B. Groff[1]

Male 1850 - 1910  (59 years)


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  • Name Benjamin B. Groff 
    Born 21 Nov 1850  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40652000 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer 
    Residence 1910  Wilmot St., New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number 00044-3363 
    Died 7 Nov 1910  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I4124  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    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, 9
    Family ID F1317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Schmidt,   b. 20 Sep 1865, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1942, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1885  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Nora Groff,   b. Abt 1887, Of, Cavalier Co., North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Ann Matilda "Tillie" Groff,   b. 5 Feb 1887, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1953, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. William Neil Groff,   b. 6 Jul 1900, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1949, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. Belva Groff,   b. 14 Jun 1902, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1968, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F1320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Groff, "is married to Caroline Schmidt. He resides in Cavalier County, North Dakota, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists 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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      The death took place on Nov. 7th of Mr. Benjamin Groff at the age of 58 years. The deceased who had been in failing health for several weeks left a short time ago to visit his brother, Mr. Andrew Groff, near Philipsburg, where he passed away.

      The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon last form the family residence on Wilmot Street to Trinity Methodist Church and then to Riverside Cemetery - Rev. Mr. Wilson officiated. A widow and three children survive.

      Chronicle-Telegraph Nov 17 1910 pg 7

  • 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. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11800-85.
      11800-85 Benjamin GROFF, 28, farmer, Waterloo, Wilmot, s/o John & Susannah, married Carolina SCHMIDT, 18, Hay, Wilmot, d/o Gilgian & Mary, witn: Elizabeth SCHMIDT of Wilmot & M.M. SCHWARTZ of New Hamburg, 31 March 1885 at New Hamburg

    3. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-1 Page 9.

    4. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) e-1 Page 9.

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

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

    7. [S607] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Waterloo Chronicle Telegraph (1899- ), "Obituary of Benjamin Groff," 17 Nov 1910, p. 7.

    8. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      Benjamin Groff/ died Nov.7,1910/ aged 57 yrs/ 11 mos 19 dys

    9. [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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1850 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1885 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1901 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Wilmot St., New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Nov 1910 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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