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

Joshua Shoemaker[1, 2]

Male 1813 - 1840  (27 years)


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  • Name Joshua Shoemaker 
    Occupation 1810  Fisher Mills, (Cambridge) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sawmill operator 
    Born 20 Apr 1813  Lower Salford, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00112-7166 
    Died 15 May 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Cause: drowned 
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Person ID I5183  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    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  [8
    Family ID F1494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine Scheirich,   b. 20 May 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Shoemaker,   b. 10 Apr 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1837, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Catherine Wildfong,   b. 17 Jun 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. John S. Shoemaker,   b. 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1902, Cheboygan, Cheboygan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Shoemaker,   b. Abt 1839, Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1840, Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joshua Shoemaker, "was born April 20th, 1813, and came to Canada in 1829. He was married to Catherine Scheirich and lived in Wilmot Township, on the tract of land now owned by John and Moses K. Schneider. His father-in-law wanted him to purchase his farm, now owned by George Hiestand. He sold his farm in Wilmot Township and moved to John Scheirich's. After his wife's death he was married to Catherine Wildfong. After his second marriage he left the Scheirich farm and purchased the farm now owned by Peter Reist. Here he constructed a dam and erected a sawmill. On the evening of May 15th, 1840, while engaged in fishing at the dam, he fell off the raft and was drowned. He left a family of three children, one of whom was named John."


      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..., 226.

    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..., 645.

    3. [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..., 476.

    4. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      Joshua SHOEMAKER/ Died/ May 1840 [sic]/ aged 28 yrs.

    5. [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..., 477.

    6. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 19 May 1840:5.
      8 May 1840 Very suddenly, Josua Schumacher died at about 27 years of age. He was from Waterloo Twp, and the son of Georg Schumacher. He leaves a young widow and 2 small children, also numerous family and relatives to mourn his early death.

    7. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      Joshua Shoemaker / died / May 1840 (sic) / aged 28 yrs.

    8. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: drowned - 15 May 1840 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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