Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Mary "Polly" Shoemaker

Mary "Polly" Shoemaker[1]

Female 1808 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Mary "Polly" Shoemaker 
    Born 28 May 1808  Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    OnLinePhotograph https://images.ourontario.ca/kitchener/details.asp?r=vs&ID=41997&number=51 
    Name Maria Shoemaker 
    Name Mary "Polly" Myers 
    Name Polly 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Seamstress 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evangelical Association 
    Eby ID Number 00112-7021 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I4762  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father John Shoemaker,   b. 12 May 1775, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1828, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Shantz,   b. 13 Mar 1775, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1866, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 2 May 1797  [4, 5
    Family ID F1505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Michael Myers,   b. 24 Aug 1803, Near Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1879, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1829  [6
    Children 
     1. Abraham "Abram" Myers,   b. 1829, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1921, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. John Myers,   b. 23 Dec 1831, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1832, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Jacob Myers,   b. 7 Jul 1833, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1894, Cavalier, North Dakota, U.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Matilda Myers,   b. 18 Mar 1835, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     5. Veronica Myers,   b. 30 Nov 1837, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     6. Samuel Myers,   b. 23 Nov 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1915, Dundurn, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Ira Myers,   b. 17 Jan 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Odo Myers,   b. 17 Jan 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Caroline Myers,   b. 26 Apr 1843, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1846, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     10. Hezekiah Myers,   b. 5 Jun 1846, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 62 years)
     11. Magdalena S. Myers,   b. 21 Jan 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1883, Hanover, Bentinck Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     12. Frances Well,   b. 13 Apr 1853, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Josiah Myers,   b. 14 Mar 1854, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F1497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    https://images.ourontario.ca/kitchener/details.asp?r=vs&ID=41997&number=51
    https://images.ourontario.ca/kitchener/details.asp?r=vs&ID=41997&number=51
    studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

  • Notes 
    • Mary Shoemaker, "the second daughter of John Shoemaker, was born May 28th, 1808. She came to Canada in August, 1828. On October 11th, 1829, she was married to Michael Myers who was born August 24th, 1803, and died March 11, 1879."


      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. [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..., 136.

    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..., 451.

    3. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 40.

    4. [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..., 448.

    5. [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..., 374.

    6. [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..., 452.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Seamstress - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Association - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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