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

John D. Shoemaker[1]

Male 1800 - 1895  (94 years)


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  • Name John D. Shoemaker 
    Born 26 Dec 1800  Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Artifact Coffee Pot 
    Shoemaker,JohnD.-coffeepot-WaterlooRegionMuseum.jpg
    Shoemaker,JohnD.-coffeepot-WaterlooRegionMuseum.jpg
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 107, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Name Johannes D. Schumacher 
    Name John D Schuhmacher  [9
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Labourer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00112-7074 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave John D. Shoemaker 
    Died 30 Sep 1895  [5, 7
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I4967  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father George Shoemaker, Sr.,   b. 6 Feb 1778, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1864, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother 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  [10
    Family ID F1494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Fried,   b. 22 Feb 1801, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1823  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Jacob F. Shoemaker,   b. 13 Sep 1824, Lower Salford, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904  (Age 79 years)
     2. Mary Shoemaker,   b. 1 Jun 1826, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Catharine Shoemaker,   b. 15 Dec 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John F. Shoemaker,   b. 24 May 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1905  (Age 73 years)
     5. Abraham F. Shoemaker,   b. 24 Jan 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1881, Alborough, Elgin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     6. George F. Shoemaker,   b. 11 Nov 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914  (Age 78 years)
     7. Elizabeth Shoemaker,   b. 15 Jan 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1914  (Age 76 years)
     8. Sarah S. Shoemaker,   b. 12 Mar 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1924, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 107, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Shoemaker, "second son of George Shoemaker, was born in the old Shoemaker residence situated on the north side of the Swamp Creek, near the old carding and fulling mills, in Frederick Township Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, December 26th, 1800. He learned the shoemaking trade with Abraham Harley of Towamencin. On October 12th, 1823, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Henry and Mary (Heller) Fried. She was raised by old Jacob Clemens. After they were married they moved to George Clemens' in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. On May 10th, 1825, he, with his wife and son Jacob, his brother George, Jacob and George Clemens and their families, Charles Mohr, Martin Schiedel, Henry Clemmer and family, Henry Moyer and family, Jacob Kolb, and others, left for Canada and arrived at Preston on the 1st of June following. John Shoemaker moved on the farm known as "Bill Moyer's Place", near Berlin, now possessed by Isadore B. Snyder. Here they lived for two years then they moved on west side of Jacob Y. Shantz's saw mill pond, in Joseph Eby's house. This house was previously occupied by Henry Clemmer who had moved to Preston. On February 20th, 1829, they left here and moved on their farm one mile north of Breslau. Here he still resides with his son, George F. On this farm, lot No. 107, Horning's Tract, there were several acres cleared and a small log house erected in fall of 1828. The old house was about 150 yards south-east from the present residence. Here they raised a family of eight children. She died December 25th, 1879."


      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
      . - John D. Shoemaker was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., December 26th 1800, was married to Catherine Fried, Oct. 12th 1823, emigrated to Waterloo Co., Canada in 1825, lived in matrimony 56 years, his wife dying about 16 years ago. He died on the 30th of September 1895, aged 94 years, 9 months and 4 days. His posterity numbers 8 children (4 sons and 4 daughters) of whom 6 survive him; also 66 grandchildren, 102 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. The funeral services, conducted by Daniel Wismer and S. Stauffer, were largely attended.


      HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXII, No. 22, November 15, 1895, p. 350, 351

  • 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..., 700.

    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..., 462.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 69.

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 41.

    5. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, November 15, 1895 - Obituary of John D. Shoemaker.

    6. [S2573] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 21.

    7. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      John D./ Shoemaker/ born/ Dec. 26, 1800/ died Sept. 30, 1895/ aged/ 94 yrs 9 mo./ & 4 dys.

    8. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 52.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 1? Jan 1880.
      Dec. 25, 1879 Catharine Schuhmacher, née Fried, wife of John D. Schuhmacher, to whom she was married for over 56 years, died in Waterloo Township at age of 78 years, 10 months and 3 days.

    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..., 454.