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

Jacob Groff[1, 2]

Male 1834 - 1920  (86 years)


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  • Name Jacob Groff 
    Born 3 Apr 1834  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1862  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00044-3388 
    Died 3 Nov 1920  [13
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I4166  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 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  [14
    Family ID F1292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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) 
    Family ID F254912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Martin,   b. 26 Mar 1837, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1915  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1862  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7, 12
    Children 
     1. Louisa Groff,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Henry Groff,   b. 28 Mar 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1863  (Age 0 years)
     3. Louisa Groff,   b. 3 Mar 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1942  (Age 78 years)
     4. Susannah Groff,   b. 26 Dec 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 87 years)
     5. Amos Groff,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Amos M. Groff,   b. 3 Apr 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1948, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Veronica Groff,   b. 20 Nov 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 72 years)
     8. Jamima Groff,   b. 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Angeline Groff,   b. 17 Mar 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1946  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Groff, "was born April 3rd, 1834. On June 3rd, 1862, he was married to Lydia Martin. She was born March 26th, 1837. They reside about a mile north-east of the town of Waterloo where he is now living retired. To them was born a family of six 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. [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..., 22.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 May 1877.
      Died 11 May 1877 At the home of his son, Jakob Groff, Waterloo Township, Andreas Groff died at the high age of 84 years, 23 days. He was born on April 18, 1793 in Lancaster Co., Pa.; he came to Canada in 1822 and settled between Preston and Galt where he lived for about 2

    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..., 728.

    4. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-3 Page 17.

    5. [S177] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1901, ON WATERLOO (North/Nord) (#121) Subdistrict: Waterloo c-3 Page 17.
      ON WATERLOO (North/Nord) (#121) Subdistrict: Waterloo c-3 Page 17

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

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Lydia Martin Born: Woolwich Township Res: Woolwich Township Age: 22 Born: abt 1840 Father: Henry Mother: Catherine Spouse: Jacob Groff Age: 28 Born: abt 1834 born: Waterloo Res: Woolwich Township Father: Andrew Mother: Anna married 8 Jun 1862 county: Waterloo

    8. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 21.

    9. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 3 Page 7.

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

    11. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 16.

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

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

    14. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Apr 1834 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - 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 MapsResidence - 1862 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1862 - Woolwich 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - 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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