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

Jacob S. Shoemaker[1]

Male 1859 - 1917  (58 years)


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  • Name Jacob S. Shoemaker 
    Born 15 Jun 1859  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1910  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1917  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    fireman 
    Eby ID Number 00112-7049 
    Died 17 Oct 1917  Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Cause: Strangulated hernia and heart disease 
    Buried North Woolwich Mennonite Meeting House Cemetery, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I4900  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    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  [2, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Wideman,   b. 27 Jun 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1930  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1882  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Infant Shoemaker,   d. 5 May 1883
     2. William Shoemaker,   b. Abt 1883, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Melvin Shoemaker,   b. 25 Jun 1885, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Addison Shoemaker,   b. 5 Oct 1889, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. George W. Shoemaker,   b. 8 Feb 1891, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1966, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Mabel Wideman,   b. 1 Aug 1894, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1972, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob S. Shoemaker, "was born June 15th, 1859. He was married to Barbara Wideman, March 5th, 1882. They reside in Pilkington Township, near the Grand River."


      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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      Shoemaker. - Jacob Shoemaker was born at Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont., on June 15, 1859; died at Floradale on Oct. 17, 1917; aged 58 y. 4 m. 2 d. He was married to Barbara Wideman on Mar. 5, 1882. This union was blessed with four children and one child was adopted. He leaves to mourn four children. Bro. Shoemaker had undergone an operation a week previous to his death, not expecting that the end would be so soon. When he realized that his end was near he called his family to his bedside and earnestly admonished them to live true Christian lives that they all might meet again in the glory world. Bro.Shoemaker was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, was of a quiet, unassuming disposition but left to us a very bright testimony. He found much consolation in the words of our Savior, Jno. 14: 1, 2. Funeral services were conducted at North Woolwich Church, Waterloo Co., Ont., by Abraham Gingerich and Oliver D. Snider. His body was laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.


      Gospel Herald - Volume X, Number 38 - December 20, 1917 - page 703

  • 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..., 638.

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

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011647-82.
      (Waterloo Co.) Jacob SCHUMACHER, 23, farmer, Waterloo Twp, Woolwich, s/o George SCHUMACHER & Ellen SCHNEIDER married Barbara WIDEMAN, 24, Waterloo Twp, Woolwich, d/o John WIDEMAN & Susannah BRANDT, witn Louisa SCHULZ & Elisabeth GUELDNER both of Elmira, 5 March 1882 in Elmira.

    5. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 32598-1917 Jacob S. Shoemaker.

    6. [S169] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - North Woolwich Conservative CC#4589 Internet Link.
      Jacob Shoemaker / born June 15, 1859 / died Oct. 17, 1917 / aged 58 yrs. 4 m. 2 d. / he is gone, to world's (sic) above / where saints and angels meet / to realize our Saviour's love / and worship at His feet

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

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

    9. [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.

    10. [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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1859 - Kitchener, 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 - 5 Mar 1882 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - fireman - 1917 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Strangulated hernia and heart disease - 17 Oct 1917 - Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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