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

Reuben H. Sherk[1, 2]

Male 1840 - 1922  (82 years)


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  • Name Reuben H. Sherk 
    Born 4 Feb 1840  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47328734 
    Name Reuben Sheck  [5
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1864  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5683 
    Died 9 Apr 1922  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 13
    Buried Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I4598  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Daniel Sherk,   b. 7 Apr 1806, Near Sherkston, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1858, Near New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Susannah Herner,   b. 9 Aug 1817, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1886  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F1451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Leah B. Hallman,   b. 13 Oct 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12
    Children 
     1. Manilla Shirk,   b. Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Eva H. Sherk,   b. 23 Jun 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1952  (Age 86 years)
     3. Maria H. Sherk,   b. 15 Sep 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1945  (Age 77 years)
     4. Benjamin H. Sherk,   b. 19 Jun 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Daniel H. Sherk,   b. 9 May 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. John Hallman Sherk,   b. 9 May 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1950  (Age 80 years)
     7. Simon H. Sherk,   b. 11 Dec 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1888  (Age 16 years)
     8. Angeline H. Sherk,   b. 30 Mar 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1964  (Age 91 years)
     9. William Hallman Sherk,   b. 27 Oct 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1939  (Age 64 years)
     10. Ephraim H. Sherk,   b. 10 Apr 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. David H. Sherk,   b. 29 Mar 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Elmina H. Sherk,   b. 3 May 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Norman Adelbert Sherk,   b. 12 Sep 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     14. SallyAnn H. Sherk,   b. 16 Mar 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     15. Darwin H. Shirk,   b. 17 Oct 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1885  (Age 0 years)
     16. Vanella H. "Nellie" Sherk,   b. 19 Oct 1888, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1966, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F1454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Leah Eshleman,   b. 29 Mar 1846, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1916  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1897 
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F19912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Reuben Herner Sherk
    Reuben Herner Sherk
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  • Notes 
    • Reuben Sherk, "was born February 4th, 1840. On March 8th, 1864, he was married to Leah B., daughter of John and Sallie (Bergey) Hallman. She was born October 13th, 1844. They reside about one mile south of Strasburg where he is engaged in farming. To them was born the following 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 - At New Hamburg on April 16th, Reubon H. Sherk aged 88 years

      The Chronicle Telegraph, 27 Apr 1922, p. 5

  • 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..., 763.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Nellie Sherk - Schweitzer.

    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..., 245.

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 13.

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, District 161 Sub-district A Division 3 Page Number 30 Household Number 129.

    6. [S49] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Latschaw Mennonite CC#4560 [now Mannheim Mennonite] Internet Link.
      Reuben Sherk/ born 1840/ died 1922/ Leah Hallman/ his wife/ born 1844/ died 1895/ Sherk

    7. [S266] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County Volume 2.
      Thy Will/ Be Done// Died/ At New Hamburg, on /Sunday, April 9th,/ 1922,/ Reuben Sherk/ In his 83rd year. // Funeral/ Will take place from the residence of Mr. D. S. Williams on Wednesday, April 12th, at 1. 30 o'clock/ p. m., to Latschar's Church and Cemetery, Mannheim. / Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

    8. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 7.

    9. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 45.

    10. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 4 Page 28.

    11. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 8.

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 10 Mar 1864.
      Mar. 8, 1864 Ruben Scherch and Lea Hallman, both of Wilmot

    13. [S266] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County Volume 2.
      Thy Will/ Be Done// Died/ At New Hamburg, on /Sunday, April 9th,/ 1922,/ Reuben Sherk/ In his 83rd year. // Funeral/ Will take place from the residence of Mr. D. S. Williams on Wednesday, April 12th, at 1. 30 o'clock/ p. m., to Latschar's Church and Cemetery, Mannheim. / Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
      Sherk, Reuben - Funeral Card 1922.jpg
      Sherk, Reuben - Funeral Card 1922.jpg


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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1840 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Mar 1864 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Apr 1922 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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