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

Abraham D. Shoemaker[1, 2, 3]

Male 1809 - 1888  (78 years)


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  • Name Abraham D. Shoemaker 
    Born 16 Feb 1809  Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 019, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 048, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    sawmiller 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer & Saw Miller 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Swedenborgan 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Miller 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    New Jerusalem 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    New Jerusalem 
    Eby ID Number 00112-7144 
    Died 13 Jan 1888  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 8, 12
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5120  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    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  [13
    Family ID F1494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria "Mary" Miller,   b. 20 Nov 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1834  [14
    Children 
     1. Esther Shoemaker,   b. 17 Apr 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1897  (Age 60 years)
     2. Mary Shoemaker,   b. 1 Jan 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1838, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. David Miller Shoemaker,   b. 28 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1920, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Janes Shoemaker,   b. 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sarah Shoemaker,   b. 9 May 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1911  (Age 69 years)
     6. Susannah Shoemaker,   b. 18 Jan 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     7. Menno M. Shoemaker,   b. 8 Mar 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     8. Lydia Ann Shoemaker,   b. 6 Oct 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Abraham Shoemaker,   b. 1 Aug 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. ? Shoemaker,   b. 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Isaac Shoemaker,   b. 3 May 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1850, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Simon Shoemaker,   b. 20 Sep 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1852, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Miller,   b. 1814, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. David Miller Shoemaker,   b. 28 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1920, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Abraham Shoemaker,   b. 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F273948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham D. Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 16th, 1809. In May, 1829, he came to Canada with his grandfather, Jacob Shoemaker, George Bechtel and family, and his brother John's widow, old "Maricha," and her three youngest children, Magdalena, Veronica, and David. On April 15th, 1834, he was married to Mary Miller who was born November 20th, 1814, and died September 11th, 1874. He died January 13th, 1888. Some time after their marriage he moved on the farm now occupied by his son, David M., where he constructed a dam and erected sawmills. An extensive business in lumber was carried on at these mills for a number of years. Recently the Berlin Water Works Company purchased the water privilege together with several acres of land. This caused the removal of the sawmills. Here he had a family of nine 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..., 95.

    2. [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..., 330.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 17 Sep 1874.
      Died 11 Sep 1874 In Waterloo Township, Maria, wife of Abraham D. Schumacher, died at the age of 59 years, 9 months, 19 days. She leaves behind a husband, 3 sons, 4 daughters and 23 grandchildren.

    4. [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..., 472.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 29.
      Abraham SHOEMAKER Sawmiller Birthplace: USA Age 43 Sweborgian b. 16-Feb
      Maria SHOEMAKER Birthplace: Canada Age 38 Sweborgian b. 20-Nov
      Esther SHOEMAKER Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Sweborgian b. 17-Apr
      Sarah SHOEMAKER Birthplace: Canada Age 12 Sweborgian b. 9-May
      Susana SHOEMAKER Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Sweborgian b. 28-Jan
      Lydia SHOEMAKER Birthplace: Canada Age 6 Sweborgian b. 6-Oct
      David SHOEMAKER Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 13 Sweborgian b. 28-Sep
      Meno SHOEMAKER Birthplace: Canada Age 7 Sweborgian b. 9-Mar
      Abraham SHOEMAKER Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Sweborgian b. 1-Aug

    6. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 17.

    7. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 11 Page 83.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 19 Jan 1888.
      Died 13 Jan 1888 Abraham D. Schumacher died in Waterloo T'p. at age of 78 years, 10 months & 27 days.

    9. [S514] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1871, Sect. 1 Page 47.

    10. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 50.

    11. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 29.

    12. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of Abram D. Shoemaker - February 15, 1888 - Pages 61-63.
      SHOEMAKER. - On the 13th of January, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Abram D. Shoemaker aged 78 years and some months. He was buried in the Mount Hope cemetery, on the 16th. Services by F. W. Tuerk from Isa. 6: 5, 6.

    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..., 454.

    14. [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..., 473.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1809 - Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 048, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - sawmiller - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer & Saw Miller - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Swedenborgan - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Miller - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - New Jerusalem - 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 MapsResidence - New Jerusalem - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1888 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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