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

William Sherk

Male 1846 - 1906  (59 years)


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  • Name William Sherk 
    Born 7 Mar 1846  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1869  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    teacher 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Teacher 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1883  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    mechanic 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Laborer 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    United Brethren 
    Ordained 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number 00101-5614 
    Died 1906 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4403  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Abraham Sherk,   b. 7 Jul 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1898  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Louisa "Lucy" Buckler,   b. 9 Feb 1828, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1905  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1845  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 10
    • The marriage record recorded by Rev. Strang gives Oct 3rd not 30th as recorded by Ezra Eby.
    Family ID F1398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Elizabeth Park,   b. 22 Aug 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1883  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1869  Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Ida Sherk
     2. Elsie M. Sherk,   b. 17 Mar 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lucy Sherk,   b. 1877,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Lovisa "Lovisa" Sherk,   b. 10 Sep 1876, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 73 years)
     5. Alvin E. Sherk,   b. 28 Aug 1881, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Mary Gaukel,   b. 11 Oct 1851, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1903, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Children 
     1. Clara G. Sherk,   b. 14 Mar 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 ?,   b. Abt 1845,   d. Bef 1891  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elsie Sherk,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Sherk,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lucy Sherk,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Alvin Sherk,   b. 1881, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F247068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Mary Park,   b. 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Ida Sherk,   b. Sep 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F273904  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Mar 1846 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural 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 MapsOccupation - teacher - 1869 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1869 - Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mechanic - 1883 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Sherk, "was born March 7th, 1846. He was married to Mary Park and after her decease to Mary Gaukel. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as agent. To him and his first wife were born five children and with second wife there is one child"


      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..., 235.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-8 Page 8.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) a-8 Page 8.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 10.

    5. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 9/316 (1869), Sherk-Park.
      William Sherk, 23, Teacher, res. Waterloo Twp., b. Waterloo Twp., son of Abraham and Louisa, Married Mary Elizabeth Park, 24, res. Waterloo Twp., b. Wilmot Twp., daughter of George and Eve, Witnesses: Abraham Sherk and Emanuel Weaver, both of Waterloo Twp., 14 Dec 1869 at Waterloo Twp

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 10.

    7. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 12 Page 83.

    8. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 1 Page 36.

    9. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 17070-1883 Mary Elizabeth Sherk.

    10. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, Rev. James Strang, Presbyterian Church Pg 35 1845.
      Oct. 3 Abraham SHARRICK, Waterloo, to Lucy BUCKLER, Waterloo. Wit: Samuel Sharrick, Abraham Buckler.