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

Abraham Erb[1, 2]

Male 1815 - 1901  (85 years)


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  • Name Abraham Erb 
    Born 6 Mar 1815  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00032-2861 
    Died 26 Feb 1901  Sarnia, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Cause: old age 
    Buried Limerick-Cornell Cemetery, Waterloo Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I4371  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Jacob Erb,   b. 25 Jan 1768, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1834  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Salome Graybill,   b. 8 Aug 1778, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1821  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1802  Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F2442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilhelmine Clemens,   b. 27 Oct 1817, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1881, Bosanquet Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Children 
     1. Hannah Erb,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Dianah Erb,   b. 26 Jul 1836, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. George Erb,   b. 28 Jul 1838, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1878  (Age 40 years)
     4. Caroline Erb,   b. 14 Feb 1840,   d. Abt 1840
     5. John Wesley Erb,   b. 9 Sep 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1842, Limerick-Cornell Cemetery, Waterloo Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Daniel C. Erb,   b. 23 Dec 1843, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Susannah Erb,   b. 26 Dec 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Moses C. Erb,   b. 16 Nov 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Oliver C. Erb,   b. 6 Jun 1850, Blenheim, Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Sarah Ann Erb,   b. 29 Feb 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Isaac Erb,   b. 2 Sep 1855, Bosanquet Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Angeline Erb,   b. 13 Mar 1858, Bosanquet Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Erb, "third son of Jacob and Salome (Graybill) Erb, was born at Berlin, Ontario, March 6th, 1815. On November 10th, 1835, he was married to Willey, daughter of George and Esther (Stauffer) Clemens. She was born near Preston, Ontario, October 17th, 1817, and died in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, January 8th, 1881. He is still living and enjoying good health, and resides in Thedford, Ontario, where he is a member in good standing of the Methodist Church. He is a class leader and has in the past acted as Sunday School superintendent, local preacher, and filled various important positions in the church. To them was born a family of eleven 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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      A Former Inhabitant

      A former inhabitant of Waterloo County, Abraham Erb, died in Sarnia on February 25th He was born in 1814 on Gibson's farm near Berlin, at that time the property of Jakob Erb. Jakob Erb came to Canada from Pennsylvania 100 years ago. Of his 13 children, only 80-year old Mrs. Reitzel still lives near St. Jacobs. Several children attained a great age. The mother-in-law of Mr. Phil Breiding, who lives here, was 84 years old at her death 14 years ago. The body of the late Abraham Erb was brought to Blair by his four sons living in Grand Rapids and buried beside his wife, whose maiden name was Clemens.

      Berliner Journal 14 Mar 1901 pg 4 col 3, Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

  • 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..., 637.

    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..., 416.

    3. [S287] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Limerick-Cornell CC#5417 Internet Link.
      Father / A. Erb / b. 1815 / d. 1901

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Abraham Erb Death Date: 26 Feb 1901 Death Location: Lambton Born: abt 1815 Birth Location: On

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Abraham Erb - 14 Mar 1901.

    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..., 630.

    7. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 12 Nov 1835:12.
      last Tuesday Wm Scollick m. Abraham Erb, son of the late Jacob Erb, to Wilhelmina Clemmens, daughter of Georg Clemmens, all of Waterloo.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Mar 1815 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 26 Feb 1901 - Sarnia, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Limerick-Cornell Cemetery, Waterloo Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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