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

Amos M. Groff[1, 2]

Male 1868 - 1948  (80 years)


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  • Name Amos M. Groff 
    Born 3 Apr 1868  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00044-3392 
    Died 23 Dec 1948  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Buried Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I4172  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Jacob Groff,   b. 3 Apr 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1920  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother 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  [3, 12, 13, 14
    Family ID F490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 5 Jun 1871, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1924  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1893  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Pearl Groff,   b. 31 Aug 1896, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1987  (Age 90 years)
     2. Howard S. Groff,   b. 29 Mar 1898, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1980, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Mabel Groff,   b. 3 Aug 1902, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1991, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Nettie Groff,   b. 16 Apr 1905, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1990, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Vera Groff,   b. 20 Feb 1910, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Reta Groff,   b. 1917, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 2013, Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Apr 1868 - 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Dec 1948 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Amos Groff, "was born April 3rd, 1868. On September 27th, 1893, he was married to Mary Ann Shantz. They reside on his father's old homestead which he has rented."


      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. -- Amos M. Groff was born north of Waterloo, Ont., April 3, 1868; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Lloyd Snider), near Breslau, Ont., Dec. 23, 1948; aged 80 y. 8 m. 20 d. On Sept. 27, 1893, he was married to Mary Ann Shantz, who predeceased him in 1924. Surviving are his father, one son (Howard, Waterloo), 5 daughters (Pearl -- Mrs. Daniel Bauman, Waterloo, Ont.; Mabel -- Mrs. Simeon Cressman, Hespeler, Ont.; Nettie -- Mrs. Jacob Shantz, Baden, Ont.; Vera -- Mrs. Lloyd Snider, and Reta, both of Preston, Ont.), and one sister (Mrs. Edmond Shantz, Kitchener, Ont.), Three sisters (Mrs. Joseph Brubacher, Mrs. John Schaefer, and Mrs. Jacob Snider) predeceased him. On Aug. 21, 1948, he made peace with God, was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church at Breslau. He greatly regretted that he had put off making this important decision for so long. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, with burial in the Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery. J. B. Martin and Oscar Burkholder officiated. Text: II Peter 3: 9.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 3 - January 18, 1949 - pages 69, 70

  • 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..., 415.

    2. [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..., 558.

    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. [S155] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Erb Street Mennonite CC#4512 Internet Link.
      Amos M. Groff / died Dec.23,1948 / aged 80 yrs 8 m 20 dys / Mary Ann Shantz / wife of / Amos M. Groff / died Nov.6,1924 / aged 53 yrs 5 m 1 day / at rest / Groff

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

    8. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 3 Page 6.

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, January 18, 1949 - Obituary of Amos M. Groff.

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

    11. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sud District 3 - Lexington 1921 Page 19.

    12. [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.

    13. [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

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