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

Benjamin S. Shoemaker

Male 1857 - 1942  (84 years)


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  • Name Benjamin S. Shoemaker 
    Born 4 Dec 1857  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Name Ben Shoemaker 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Residence 1910  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00112-7048 
    Died 31 Aug 1942  [2
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I4890  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father George D. Shoemaker,   b. 11 Feb 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1910, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother 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, 6, 8, 9
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Brox,   b. 21 Jul 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1933  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1879  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Children 
     1. Jacob Shoemaker
     2. Mary Jane Shoemaker,   b. Jul 1881, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Catherine Shoemaker,   b. 26 Mar 1883, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1973, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Melissa Elizabeth Shoemaker,   b. 22 Jan 1885, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1972, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Emma Shoemaker,   b. 20 Jan 1887, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Lydia Ann Shoemaker,   b. 28 Nov 1888, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1976, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. William Shoemaker,   b. 8 May 1893, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Reuben Wesley Shoemaker,   b. 4 Nov 1894, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1972, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin S. Shoemaker, "was born December 4th, 1857. On November 2nd, 1879, he was married to Lydia Brocks. He resides on a farm in Pilkington Township, Wellington County, adjoining Woolwich Township. Their family consists of seven 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..., 458.

    2. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      Ben Shoemaker/ born Dec. 24,1857/ died Aug. 31,1942/ his wife/ Lydia Brox/ born July 21,1856/ died Jan. 17,1933/ Asleep in Jesus/

    3. [S324] Census - ON, Wellington, Pilkington - 1881, Film 1375895 District 152 Sub-district G Division 2 Page Number 21 Household Number 92.

    4. [S263] Census - ON, Wellington, Pilkington - 1901, Pilkington J-2 Page 4.

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

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

    7. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.

    8. [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.

    9. [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

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 10766-79.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1857 - 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 MapsMarried - 2 Nov 1879 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1881 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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