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

Magdalena Shoemaker[1]

Female 1828 - 1924  (95 years)

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  • Name Magdalena Shoemaker 
    Born 6 Jun 1828  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Website Photograph 
    • Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


      Description: Black and white, 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).

      The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book.
    Name Lena Schuhmacher 
    Name Lena Shoemaker 
    Name Magdalena Clemens 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00112-7010 
    Died 13 Feb 1924  [5
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I4878  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father Jacob S. Shoemaker,   b. 24 Apr 1798, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Schneider,   b. 2 Jan 1802, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1822  [10
    Family ID F977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joel Clemens, Esq.,   b. 18 Dec 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1905  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1846  [7, 8, 11
    Children 
     1. Clemens,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Isabella Clemens,   b. 30 Apr 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1920  (Age 73 years)
     3. Elizabeth Clemens,   b. 20 Mar 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1853  (Age 3 years)
     4. Susannah Clemens,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Louanna Clemens,   b. 1 Feb 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1917, Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Lucena Clemens,   b. 26 Apr 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1902, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     7. Jacob Solon Clemens,   b. 30 Mar 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Cornelia Clemens,   b. 8 Apr 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 95 years)
     9. Nelson Byron Clemens,   b. 24 May 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     10. Lewis Edwin "Edwin" Clemens,   b. 4 Jan 1865, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1942, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     11. Odo Eby Clemens,   b. 5 Jun 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F1540  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 
    • Magdalena Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo June 6th, 1828. She is married to Joel Clemens and resides near Preston, Ontario. They have had quite a large family but a few of their children died."


      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..., 435.

    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..., 450.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-3 Page 7.

    4. [S177] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1901, ON WATERLOO (South/Sud) (#122) Subdistrict: Waterloo (South/Sud) g-3 Page 7.

    5. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In memory of / Joel Clemens / Dec. 18, 1823-Aug. 11, 1905 / Magdalena Shoemaker / his wife / June 6, 1828-Feb. 13, 1924

    6. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 8.

    7. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 3 Page 13.

    8. [S894] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861, Sect. 11 Page 80.

    9. [S2767] aaaWaterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 2 Page 42.

    10. [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..., 346.

    11. [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...

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1828 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - 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 - Income - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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