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

Benjamin Shoemaker[1]

Male 1838 - 1918  (80 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Shoemaker 
    Born 21 Jan 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1864  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, 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  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00112-7116 
    Died 11 Oct 1918  [11
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I5076  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father George D. Shoemaker,   b. 5 Oct 1803, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1897, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Anna "Nancy" Shuh,   b. 31 Dec 1808, York Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1895  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1830  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12, 13, 14
    Family ID F478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Shantz,   b. 16 Jan 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1890, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Children 
     1. Susannah Shoemaker,   b. 11 Mar 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nancy Shoemaker,   b. 11 Mar 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932  (Age 65 years)
     3. Aaron S. Shoemaker,   b. 31 May 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Magdalena Shoemaker,   b. 14 Oct 1879, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catharine Weichel,   b. 3 Feb 1845, , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1905  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1898  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Benjamin Shoemaker
    Benjamin Shoemaker
    image from Mennonite Archives of Ontario

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Shoemaker, "was born January 21st, 1838. On February 23rd, 1864, he was married to Polly Shantz who was born January 16th, 1840, and died June 5th, 1890. Soon after their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead where he still resides. Here they raised a family of four 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..., 399.

    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..., 469.

    3. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 4.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-7 Page 5.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 14752-98.
      14752-98 Benjamin SHOEMAKER, 60, farmer, widower, Waterloo twp., same, s/o George & Anna, married Catherine CLEMENS, 53, widow, Germany, Berlin, d/o George & Elizabeth [no surname given], witn: Eli HALLMAN & Daniel WISMER, both of Berlin, 27 Feb 1898 at Berlin (Mennonite)

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 23.
      Benjamin SHOEMAKER Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 15 Mennonite b. 21-Jan

    7. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 25.

    8. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 6.

    9. [S2420] aaa CensusWaterloo City 1891 Sect. 1, Section 1 Page 24.

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 25 Feb 1864.
      Feb. 23, 1864 Maria Schantz and Benjamin Schumacher, both of Waterloo Tp., by Rev. Bindemann

    11. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    12. [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..., 468.

    13. [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..., 357.

    14. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, January 1, 1898 - Obituary of George Shoemaker.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jan 1838 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1864 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Sep 1898 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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