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

George D. Shoemaker[1]

Male 1834 - 1910  (76 years)


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  • Name George D. Shoemaker 
    Born 11 Feb 1834  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1857  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number 00112-7047 
    Died 6 Oct 1910  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Buried North Woolwich Mennonite Meeting House Cemetery, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4879  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Jane Dunbar,   b. 8 Feb 1798, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1823  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Family ID F1488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Snyder,   b. 1 Feb 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 15 Mar 1857  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Benjamin S. Shoemaker,   b. 4 Dec 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1942  (Age 84 years)
     2. Jacob S. Shoemaker,   b. 15 Jun 1859, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1917, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Joseph Shoemaker,   b. 10 Feb 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1951  (Age 89 years)
     4. Jane Shoemaker,   b. 30 Jun 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 88 years)
     5. Noah Shoemaker,   b. 27 Mar 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1943  (Age 76 years)
     6. Ephraim S. Shoemaker,   b. 7 Apr 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1933  (Age 64 years)
     7. Catharine "Katie" Shoemaker,   b. 10 Dec 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1960, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     8. Rachel Shoemaker,   b. 20 Oct 1873, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1860, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George D. Shoemaker, "was born February 11th, 1834. On March 15th, 1857, he was married to Magdalena Snyder. They reside in Woolwich Township, along the Pilkington line, where they possess a large farm. Here they raised a family of eight 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.].

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      WOOLWICH PIONEER DEAD

      After a protracted illness there passed away early this morning another of the pioneers of Woolwich township in the person of George Shoemaker. Deceased suffered a paralytic stroke five years ago, which undermined his previously robust health and from which he never fully recovered. About a year ago his condition became worse and he gradually lost strength until the end came.

      The subject of this sketch was born on a farm near Berlin in 1834. In 1857 he was married to Magdalena Snyder. They moved to the northeastern part of Woolwich a couple of years later and resided there continuously until the present time. Deceased is survived by his sorrowing widow, eight children, 32 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and three sisters.

      The children are: - Benjamin, Elmira; Jacob, Pilkington; Joseph, on the old homestead; Jane (Mrs. Jacob O. Dreisinger), east of Elmira; Noah, north of Floradale, Ephraim, Pilkington; Katie (Mrs. Elias M. Brubacher), near St. Jacobs; Rachel (Mrs. Noah Lichty), near Floradale.

      The funeral will take place on Saturday forenoon, 9: 30 o'clock, to the Mennonite cemetery north of Floradale.


      Elmira Advertiser 6 Oct 1910

  • 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..., 328.

    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..., 458.

    3. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 12.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 30.
      George SHOEMAKER Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Mennonite b. 11-Feb

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 65.

    6. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 5 Page 7.

    7. [S956] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Advertiser, "Woolwich Pioneer Dead," 6 Oct 1910.

    8. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      George Shoemaker Res: Waterloo Twp. Occupation: Yeoman Magdalena Schneider Res: Waterloo Twp. married 15 Mar 1857 Waterloo Twp. by Banns Witnesses: Wilh. Bindemann & Louise Bindemann

    9. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist. 16 Page 1.

    10. [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..., 456.

    11. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Jacob D. Shoemaker - April 1, 1902.

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Jakob D. Schumacher.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1834 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1857 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Mar 1857 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Oct 1910 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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