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

Jeremiah Letson

Male 1832 - 1905  (72 years)


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  • Name Jeremiah Letson 
    Born 29 Nov 1832  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Occupation 1852  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Wesley Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    U. Brethren 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-53400 
    Died 3 Jul 1905  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Buried West Montrose United Cemetery, West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I53400  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Jeremiah Letson,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Eleanor Lasby,   b. 1810, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F13846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father George Letson,   b. 10 May 1806, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1879, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Lasby,   b. 1810, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F12691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda McElwain,   b. 11 Jun 1832, Cookstown, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1919, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Children 
     1. David Letson,   b. 24 Aug 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1908, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Nancy Letson,   b. 9 Feb 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1916  (Age 62 years)
     3. Eleanor Letson,   b. 1 Mar 1856, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Martha Ann Letson,   b. 26 Oct 1858, West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1929, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Walter Letson,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Samuel Letson,   b. 29 Jun 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 85 years)
     7. Andrew Letson,   b. 29 Oct 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age 56 years)
     8. William Letson,   b. 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rhodes W. Letson,   b. 5 Mar 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1953, West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     10. Frederick Letson,   b. 16 Apr 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1944, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     11. Byron Letson,   b. 19 Oct 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F13819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Woolwich Pioneer Dead.

      One of the oldest settlers of West Montrose neighborhood died on Monday in the person of Jeremiah Letson. Both his and his wife's parents came to Canada from England and settled between West Montrose and Winterbourne, and here the subject of this sketch was born 72 years ago on the farm adjoining the one on which he died. After he grew up and was married, he settled down on a farm adjoining the old home, and lived on the place right up to his death. The farm is now owned by his son Rhodes. Having lived in the same neighborhood all his life he knew its history perfectly and in his later years loved to talk of the times and scenes of his youth. He was one of the sturdy pioneers that helped to turn the forest wilderness into fertile farms. Mr. and Mrs. Letson raised up a large family, six sons and three daughters with their mother being left to mourn the loss of a kind father and husband. The sons are: Andrew, David, Samuel, Rhodes, Fred and Byron, all well to do farmers living in the neighborhood of the old homestead. The daughters are: Mrs. Thomas Morrell, Elmira, Mrs. John Jupp and Mrs. Frank Snider, of West Montrose. Deceased was a plain, straightforward, honest man who enjoyed the respect of all who were acquainted with him. The funeral on Wednesday was attended by a large number of relatives and friends.


      Elmira Signet-6 Jul 1905

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-1 Page 6.

    2. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 3 Page 25.

    3. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 1 Pg 12.

    4. [S349] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - West Montrose United CC#4596 Internet Link.
      L / In Memory of / JEREMIAH LETSON / Died July 3, 1905 /Aged 72 Yrs. 7 Mos. 4 Ds. / MATILDA McELWAIN / His Wife/Died Apr. 25, 1919 / Aged 86 Yrs. 10 Mos. / LETSON

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 50.

    6. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 7 Page 69.

    7. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 11.

    8. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Jeremiah Letson - 6 Jul 1905.

    9. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Jeremia Litson, farmer of Woolwich married 1 Dec 1852 at Greenbush by banns to Matilde Milkelwain of Woolwich, wit: Adolph Winzer of Wilmot & Polly DeKay of Waterloo T.

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Nov 1832 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Dec 1852 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Wesley Methodist - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U. Brethren - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Brethren - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jul 1905 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Montrose United Cemetery, West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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