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

Jacob Shirk[1]

Male 1833 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Jacob Shirk 
    Born 2 Jul 1833  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5636 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I4468  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Jacob Sherk,   b. 18 Aug 1795, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1834, Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Hannah Bechtel,   b. 24 Oct 1799, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1874  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F1397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Shirk, "was born July 2nd, 1833. When a young man he left for California. Nothing heard of him since."


      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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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      In the 1880 census for Alvarado, Alameda, California there is a Jacob Shirk born 1833 in Canada living a wife a wife Elizabeth and step children Charles and Harry Hamlin with an chinese servant. Is this him?

  • 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..., 215.

    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..., 238.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1833 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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