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

George Shoemaker, Sr.[1]

Male 1778 - 1864  (86 years)


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  • Name George Shoemaker 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 6 Feb 1778  Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 119, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name Georg Schoemacher 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    gentleman 
    • Lived with son Jacob D.
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00112-7041 
    Died 24 Nov 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID I4836  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Jacob Shoemaker,   b. 27 Jul 1754, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1847, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F1527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Detweiler,   b. 10 May 1775, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1850  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1799  [2
    Children 
     1. Jacob D. Shoemaker,   b. 24 Nov 1799, Swamp Creek, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1902, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     2. John D. Shoemaker,   b. 26 Dec 1800, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1895  (Age 94 years)
     3. Mary Shoemaker,   b. 30 Jul 1802, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1885, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. George D. Shoemaker,   b. 5 Oct 1803, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1897, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. Elizabeth Shoemaker,   b. 5 Mar 1805, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1846  (Age 41 years)
     6. Joseph Shoemaker,   b. 12 Jan 1807, Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Abraham D. Shoemaker,   b. 16 Feb 1809, Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Daniel D. Shoemaker,   b. 15 Jun 1811, Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1892, Filion, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     9. Joshua Shoemaker,   b. 20 Apr 1813, Lower Salford, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     10. Catherine Shoemaker,   b. 12 Feb 1815, Lower Salford, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 6th, 1778. On March 19th, 1799, he was married to Mary Detweiler who was born May 10th, 1775, and died September 22nd, 1850. After he was married he moved in the house situated on the west side of the Swamp Creek, towards the old school house, while his father's residence and the mill were on the east side. Here he was engaged in the woollen mills, carding, fulling and dying wool and yarns. He was a woollen manufacturer by trade. Here he resided until 1804, thence he moved to Pottstown, on old Isaac Shantz's farm, from there he, with his small family, in 1806 moved to a place where he remained for one year, thence he moved to Skippack where he remained five years. In 1812 he moved to Benjamin Reiff in Lower Salford Township, and after-wards to John Reiff where they resided until spring, 1825, when he with his wife and three sons and a daughter, namely: Jacob and wife, Daniel, Joshua, and Catharine, moved to Canada. They resided for a short time after their arrival here in this county, on old Christian Schneider's farm one mile south of Breslau. In fall of the same year they moved on the farm (lot No. 119, G.C.T.) now possessed by his son, George D. Shoemaker. Here they resided until their death. He died November 24th, 1864. They had a family of ten children"


      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..., 447.

    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..., 454.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 30.
      George SHOEMAKER Gentleman Birthplace: USA Age 75 Mennonite

    4. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Georg Schoemacher d. 24 Nov 1864, aged 86j, 8m, 18t., Jes 56.11-57-2

    5. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 2 Page 10.

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 50.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 30.

    8. [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..., 455.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 119, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - gentleman - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1864 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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