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

Jacob Shoemaker[1, 2, 3]

Male 1754 - 1847  (93 years)


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  • Name Jacob Shoemaker 
    Born 27 Jul 1754  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building 38 Shirk Place, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Shoemaker House is a good representation of Georgian style houses with Classical Greek revival influences. The symmetrical six bay facade features triple brick laid in Flemish bond which is covered lightly by a red stucco wash and carefully lined to emphasize the brickwork. The first storey windows are double hung with 12 over 12 paned windows and the second storey windows are 8 over 12 paned. The two original Georgian doors have six panels and classical pilasters with pediments. Two of the three original chimneys remain in working order.
    Eby ID Number 00112-7004 
    Died 19 Nov 1847  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I4825  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father Jacob Shoemaker,   b. 31 Mar 1708, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susannah Schueler,   b. 19 Feb 1719, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1789  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1740  [1
    Family ID F1534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Tyson,   b. 7 Apr 1752, Of, Frederick Twp., Montgomer Co., Pennslvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1803  (Age 51 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Shoemaker,   b. CA 1773, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. 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)
     3. George Shoemaker, Sr.,   b. 6 Feb 1778, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1864, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Elizabeth Shoemaker,   b. 18 May 1789, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1879  (Age 90 years)
     5. Maria "Mary" Shoemaker,   b. 1 Jan 1793, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Magdalena Longenecker,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Shoemaker, "the seventh child of Jacob Shoemaker, was born in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 27th, 1754. He was married to Mary Tyson who was born April 7th, 1752, and died July 12th, 1803. In the year 1775 they moved to Frederick Township, Montgomery County, where he was engaged in farming and milling. His old mill, erected in 1737 on Swamp Creek, is still known as "'S Schuhmacher's Muehl" (Shoemaker's Mills). They had a family of five children, namely:...After the decease of old Jacob's wife he was again married to Magdalena Longenecker, widow of Isaac Urmy. Dates of her birth and death could not be ascertained. There was no issue of this marriage. After the decease of his second wife he made his home with his son, John, who resided on the old homestead. A year after the decease of his son John who died in January, 1828, he, in company with his son John's wife and three youngest children, and also his daughter, Mary, and her husband, George Bechtel, and family, moved to Canada. They first came to Waterloo to his grandson, Jacob S. Shoemaker. For some time old Jacob had his home with his son John's widow and his daughter, Mary, but after Jacob S. Shoemaker, his grandson, had his house built in Bridgeport, he made his home with him where he died November 19th, 1847, aged 93 years, 3 months, and 22 days. He was buried at the Mennonite burial ground, east end of the town of Berlin. He was a member of the Mennonite body."


      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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      At Glasgow, Waterloo Township, on the 19th ult., Jacob Shoemaker, grandfather of Jacob S. Shoemaker, of Glasgow Mills, at the advanced age of over 93 years. The deceased was born in the State of Pennsylvania, and had resided in Waterloo for 30 years. His descendants, at his death, amounted to the goodly number of 220, among whom are seven great-great-grandchildren all living in Waterloo


      The Guelph Advertiser 7 Jan 1848

  • 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..., 446.

    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..., 203.

    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..., 543.

    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..., 447.

    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..., 448.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1754 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - - 38 Shirk Place, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Nov 1847 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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