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

Benjamin B. Sherk[1, 2]

Male 1849 - 1929  (79 years)


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  • Name Benjamin B. Sherk 
    Born 17 Oct 1849  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5649 
    Died 3 Feb 1929  [5
    Buried Wideman Mennonite Cemetery, Markham, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I4509  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    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 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, 11
    Family ID F1423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Bauman,   b. 15 May 1851, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1944, Near Markham, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1871  [5, 10
    Children 
     1. Emaline Sherk,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Laura Leah Sherk,   b. 25 Oct 1881, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1954, Zurich, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1849 - 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 - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Shirk, "was born October 17th, 1849. He is married to Nancy, daughter of Peter and Catharine (Biehn) Baumann. She was born May 15th, 1851. They reside about a mile north of Breslau where he is the possessor of a beautiful home. Have no family."

      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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      Sherk - Benjamin B. Sherk, son of Pre. David Sherk, was born Oct. 17, 1849, on the first farm that was settled by the pioneer Mennonites, Joseph Sherk and Samuel Betzner, in Waterloo Co., Ont., on the banks of the Grand River, opposite the village of Doon. Here he grew to manhood under the able teaching and training of his godly father, accepting the faith early in life, in which he manifested a growing interest as he grew in the knowledge of his Lord. Trusting in his creator he passed on to meet Him on Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 1929; aged 79 y. 3 m. 17 d. On Dec. 17, 1871, he was united in marriage to Nancy Bauman, who, with one daughter, Mrs. Phares Burkholder, three grandsons, Lorne, Harold, and Harvey Burkholder, and one sister, Elizabeth, wife of the late Pre. Jacob Gingrich, remain to mourn his departure. He leaves behind for our comfort a testimony of faith and trust. Even though his affliction seriously impaired his mind, one thing remained clear to him to the end, and that was his longing for eternal rest. He was very fond of singing the songs of the blest, and one that he loved best was, "In dem Himmel is Ruh." The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, near Markham, Ont., and at the Wideman church, in charge of Bros. L. J. Burkholder, Jonas Snider, and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Rev. 14: 13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

      Obituary - Gospel Herald, February 21, 1929

  • 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. [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..., 160.

    3. [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..., 240.

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-6 Page 10.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 21, 1929.
      Obituary of Benjamin Sherk

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

    7. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 27.

    8. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 3.

    9. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 4 Page 25.

    10. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Section 1 page 34.

    11. [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.