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

Abraham Groff[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1829 - 1885  (55 years)


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  • Name Abraham Groff 
    Born 13 Oct 1829  Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 14
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00044-3373 
    Died 15 Feb 1885  [1, 5, 8, 15
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I4144  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    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  [16
    Family ID F1292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria "Mary" Eby,   b. 13 Jan 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1890, Near Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 13, 17, 18
    Children 
     1. Susannah Groff,   b. 11 Jan 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Levi Groff,   b. 24 Dec 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1923  (Age 68 years)
     3. Leah Groff,   b. 11 Jun 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1924, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Ezra Groff,   b. 13 Nov 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Maria Groff,   b. 25 Mar 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age 61 years)
     6. Lydia Ann Groff,   b. 27 Nov 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1949, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Matilda Groff,   b. 29 Apr 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1949, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Isaac Eby Groff,   b. 2 Oct 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1895  (Age 27 years)
     9. Hannah Groff,   b. 10 Jan 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Emma Groff,   b. 14 Apr 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Abram Groff,   b. 16 Aug 1873, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Benjamin Groff,   b. 14 Jun 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     13. Jacob E. Groff,   b. 21 Jun 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1960  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2024 
    Family ID F1322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Groff, "was born October 13th, 1829. In September, 1852, he was married to Mary Eby who was born January 13th, 1835, and died April 28th, 1890. They resided several miles north of Waterloo where he was engaged in farming. His death took place February 15th, 1885. To them were born thirteen 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..., 555.

    2. [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..., 602.

    3. [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.

    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..., 97.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 1 May 1890.
      Apr 28, 1890 Mary Groff, née Eby, widow of Abraham Groff, died near Waterloo at age of 55 years, 3 months & 15 days. Burial today, Thursday, at 9 a. m.

    6. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012199-90.
      Ira Bauman, 24, occ. Farmer, b. Waterloo, res. Waterloo, son of Martin H. and Rebecke married Matilda Groff, 24, b. Waterloo, res. Waterloo, daughter of Abraham and Mary, Witness(es) Martin H. Baumann of Waterloo and Isaac Groff, 9 February 1890 in The Township of Waterloo

    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..., 726.

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

    9. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, div 3 pg 133.

    10. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 23.

    11. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 10 Page 80.

    12. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 32.

    13. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Abraham Groff, yeoman of Waterloo married 23 Nov 1852 in Greenbush by license to Mary Eby of Waterloo, wit: Jacob Groff of Waterloo & Menno Eby of Waterloo

    14. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Abram Groff
      Event Type: Birth
      Event Date: 16 Aug 1873
      Event Place: Waterloo Twp., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      Registration Date: 1873
      Gender: Male
      Father's Name: Abraham Groff - farmer
      Mother's Name: Mary Eby
      Certificate Number: 022934

    15. [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..., 727.

    16. [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.

    17. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.

    18. [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, 25 Nov 1852 Pg: 48.
      EBY, Maria married 23 Nov 1852 To Abraham GROFF. Both of Waterloo. minister F.W. Bindeman

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1829 - Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1852 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo 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 - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, 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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