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

Mary Sherk[1]

Female 1837 - 1866  (29 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Mary Sherk 
    Born 4 Feb 1837  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Mary Gingrich 
    Residence 1863  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number 00101-5645 
    Died 3 May 1866  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6, 7
    Cause: scarlet fever 
    Buried Doon Pioneer Tower Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I4494  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Rev. David Sherk,   b. 9 Sep 1801, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1882, Near Doon, Waterloo Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth B. Betzner,   b. 10 May 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1894, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1827  [1, 2, 8
    Family ID F1423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Jacob B. Gingrich,   b. 13 Jun 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1920  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1863  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. David Gingerich,   b. CALC 16 Mar 1865,   d. 6 Apr 1866  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F1426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mary Shirk, "was born February 4th, 1837. She was married to Rev. Jacob B. Gingerich. They resided on part of the old "Shirk Homestead" opposite the village of Doon where she died May 3rd, 1866. She was blessed with one son named David who died in infancy."


      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.].

      ____________________________________


      December 8, 1836 - A daughter of Mr. Scherk of Waterloo died at 3 1/2 years of age. Her little sister and little brother died 4 days before her, all from scarlet fever.


      Canada Museum and Allgemeine Zeitung, December 29, 1836

  • 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..., 247.

    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..., 239.

    3. [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..., 693.

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob Gingrich Birth Place: Woolwich Township RESIDENCE: Woolwich Township Age: 22 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841 Father Name: John Mother Name: Anna Spouse Name: Mary Sherk Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842 Spouse Birth Place: Waterloo Spouse Residence: Waterloo Spouse Father Name: David Spouse Mother Name: Elisabeth Marriage Date: 24 Feb 1863 Marriage County: Waterloo

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 Pg 27.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 10 May 1866.
      Margaretha Gingrich died 3 May 1866 near Doon. née Scherch, wife of Jakob. 29 yrs, 2 mths, 29 days.

    7. [S2378] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Doon Pioneer Tower.
      In memory of/ Mary SHERK/ Wife of/ Jacob B. GINGERICH/ Who died Mar. (3) 1866

    8. [S2767] aaaWaterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 2 Page 55.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Gingrich Jacob, 22, Woolwich, Woolwich, s/o John & Anna, married 24 Feb 1863 Mary Sherk, 26, Waterloo, Waterloo, d/o David & Elizabeth

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1837 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Feb 1863 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: scarlet fever - 3 May 1866 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Doon Pioneer Tower Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth