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

Jacob Sherk[1]

Male 1795 - 1834  (38 years)


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  • Name Jacob Sherk 
    Born 18 Aug 1795  , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Epidemic 6 Aug 1834  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cholera 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5612 
    Died 6 Aug 1834  Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Cause: cholera 
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I4400  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father Joseph Schoerg,   b. 3 Feb 1769, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1855, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Betzner,   b. Abt 1773, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Bechtel,   b. 24 Oct 1799, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1874  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Sherk,   b. 7 Jul 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. James Shirk,   b. 9 May 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph Shirk,   b. 25 May 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Shirk,   b. 7 Oct 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     5. Elizabeth Shirk,   b. 26 Feb 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. David Sherk,   b. 2 Nov 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1834  (Age 9 years)
     7. Catherine Sherk,   b. 1 Apr 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Hannah Sherk,   b. 2 Feb 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Ezra Sherk,   b. 11 Feb 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Sarah Sherk,   b. 11 Aug 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Jacob Shirk,   b. 2 Jul 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F1397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Sherk, "was born August 18th, 1795. He was married to Hannah Bechtel (No. 753). They resided on the farm now in possession of Noah Betzner on the west side of the Grand River, near Breslau. Here he died of cholera, August 6th, 1834. His family consisted 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.].

  • 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..., 241.

    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..., 235.

    3. [S894] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861, Sect. 12 Page 83.

    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..., 215.

    5. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      J.S. / 1834

    6. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 31.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1795 - , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEpidemic - Cholera - 6 Aug 1834 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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