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

Susannah Shirk[1]

Female 1814 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Susannah Shirk 
    Born 1814  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Susannah Thornton 
    Residence 1860  Apple River, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number 00101-5654 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I4528  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    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 John Thornton,   b. 28 May 1807, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F1436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Susannah Shirk, "was Born in 1814. She was married to John Thornton, a farmer. They resided in Keokuk Iowa, where he died, leaving no issue. She is still living and is quite well."

      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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..., 242.

    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..., 241.

    3. [S1635] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1860 8th Census, Census Place: Courtland, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: M653_189; Page: 700; Family History Library Film: 803189 Post Office Apple River.
      Jno Thornton 53 England
      Susanna 46 Canada

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1814 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Apple River, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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