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

George M. Shirk[1, 2]

Male 1870 - 1928  (58 years)


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  • Name George M. Shirk 
    Born 4 Apr 1870  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Miller 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Bookkeeper 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Book Keeper 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Public Service 1912  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Treasurer - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation 1921  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Miller, Flour 
    Residence 1921  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5665 
    Died 7 Oct 1928  [2, 9
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Person ID I4567  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Peter Shirk,   b. 11 Nov 1839, Canarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1919  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Martin,   b. 2 Mar 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1895, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F1443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alvina Snyder,   b. 20 Jan 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1960  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elma S. Shirk,   b. 6 Oct 1894, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1982  (Age 87 years)
     2. Allen S. Shirk,   b. 28 Jan 1896, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1984  (Age 88 years)
     3. Ada Shirk,   b. 6 Oct 1897, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1992  (Age 94 years)
     4. Era May Shirk,   b. 6 Apr 1899, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F1447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Shirk,George-0001.jpg
    Shirk,George-0001.jpg

  • Notes 
    • George Shirk, "was born April 4th, 1870. He is married to Alvina Snyder. They reside in Bridgeport where he is engaged as a miller in his father's mills. To them is born one child, a daughter named Elma who was born October 6th, 1894."


      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..., 290.

    2. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      George M. Shirk/ Died Oct. 7, 1928/ in His 59th Year/ His Beloved Wife/ Alvina Snyder/ Died Apr. 6, 1960/ in Her 89th Year/ At Rest/ Shirk [A] Father [B] Mother

    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..., 243.

    4. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-3 Page 8.

    5. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 3 Page 15.

    6. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 11.

    7. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sud District 3 - Lexington 1921 Page 5.

    8. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 9.

    9. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68225008/george-shirk.

    10. [S1449] Book - Grassroots Government Biographies of Waterloo Township Councillors.

    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..., 42.

    12. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Magdelina Martin Born: Woolwich Res: Woolwich Age: 21 Born: abt 1845 Father: John Martin Mother: Nancy Martin Spouse: Peter Sherk Age: 26 Born: abt 1840 born: PA Res: Waterloo Father: Christ Sherk Mother: Elizabeth Sherk married 5 Jun 1866

    13. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Jun 1866.
      June 5, 1866 Peter Scherch of Waterloo and Magdalena Martin of Woolwich, by Rev. Hegy

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1870 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Book Keeper - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Treasurer - Waterloo Township - 1912 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller, Flour - 1921 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1921 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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