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

Samuel Sherk

Male 1792 - 1874  (82 years)


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  • Name Samuel Sherk 
    Born 19 Apr 1792  Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Public Service 1823  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Assessor - Waterloo Township 
    Name Samuel Sharick  [4
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Dunkard 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5598 
    Died 17 Sep 1874  , Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I4333  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Schoerg,   b. Apr 1761,   d. 1792  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Betzner,   b. Abt 1773, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Break,   b. 3 Apr 1796, , Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1815  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Sherk,   b. 15 May 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1891  (Age 74 years)
     2. Eli Sherk,   b. 20 Oct 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1868, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     3. Levi Sherk,   b. 23 Nov 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1886  (Age 65 years)
     4. Rev. Samuel S. Sherk,   b. 3 Nov 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Magdalena Sherk,   b. 1825, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1879, Arthur, Arthur Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     6. Adam Sherk,   b. 4 Feb 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John Sherk,   b. 1 May 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1851  (Age 23 years)
     8. Amos Sherk,   b. 19 Jun 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rev. Abraham Break Sherk,   b. 6 May 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1916, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. Rev. David B. Sherk,   b. 29 Nov 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 71 years)
     11. Rev. Christian Sherk,   b. 1 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Apr 1792 - Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Assessor - Waterloo Township - 1823 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Sep 1874 - , Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Samuel Sherk, "was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, April 19th, 1792. On August 20th, 1815, he was married to Magdalena Break (No. 1169) who was born April 3rd, 1796, and died September 8th, 1862. After their marriage they settled on the east side of the Grand River about two miles south of Breslau. In 1866 Mr. Sherk left his old home and moved to near Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan, where he spent the evening of his life. During his whole life he was a true follower of His Master and a worthy member of the River Brethren Church, so that he may be classed with the good and remembered with the just. He departed his well spent life September 17th, 1874. His family consisted of ten 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..., 231.

    2. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 7 Page 53.

    3. [S1449] Book - Grassroots Government Biographies of Waterloo Township Councillors.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    5. [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..., 232.

    6. [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..., 295.