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

Peter M. Musselman[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1825 - 1904  (78 years)


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  • Name Peter M. Musselman 
    Born 7 Oct 1825  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00083-4910 
    Died 18 Aug 1904  [12, 13, 14
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Person ID I53925  Generations
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2022 

    Father David Musselman,   b. 18 Apr 1799, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1870, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Esther Martin,   b. 29 Aug 1803, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1872  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F3782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Snider,   b. 2 Apr 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1911  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1847  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 15
    Children 
     1. Joseph S. Musselman,   b. 4 Feb 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 60 years)
     2. Menno S. Musselman,   b. 23 Oct 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1918, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Mary S. Musselman,   b. 18 Jul 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1923  (Age 70 years)
     4. Henry S. Musselman,   b. 7 Sep 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1874, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. David S. Musselman,   b. 18 Jul 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     6. Abraham S. Musselman,   b. 5 May 1858, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1858, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. John S. Musselman,   b. 6 May 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Elizabeth S. Musselman,   b. 12 Dec 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1922, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     9. Magdalena S. Musselman,   b. 11 Jul 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1936, Peter's Corners, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     10. Esther S. Musselman,   b. 14 Jan 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1932, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     11. Peter S. Musselman,   b. 25 Oct 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957  (Age 85 years)
     12. Alles Musselman,   b. 25 Jan 1884, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F13939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Peter M. Musselman, "was born October 7th, 1825. On November 30th, 1847, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Magdalena (Shantz) Schneider. She was born April 2nd, 1829. After their marriage they moved on their farm near Conestogo where they are at present residing. To them was born a family of eleven 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.].

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      Mr. Peter Musselman, The former was one of the pioneers of this part of the county, and by industry and thrift he succeeded in hewing out of the wilds a good home for his old age. His death took place last Thursday and on Sunday his remains were laid to rest in Martin's cemetery, to which nearly 60 rigs followed, and where many more were waiting who could not cross the Grand river from the east. Needless to say he was a staunch Reformer and a true follower of that religious denomination the Old Mennonites. He leave an aged widow, 8 children and a number of brothers and sisters to mourn his departure. He reached the age of nearly fourscore years.

      Elmira Signet 18 Aug 1904

  • 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..., 120.

    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..., 609.

    3. [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..., 316.

    4. [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..., 87.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Oct 1874.
      Died 6 Oct 1874 In Conestogo, Henry, son of Peter Musselmann, died at 20 years of age.

    6. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-2 Page 5.

    7. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich f-2 Page 5.

    8. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 4, Pg. 109.

    9. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 9.

    10. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 1 Page 3.

    11. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 29.

    12. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, M., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, M. (1825). Peter M. Musselman (1825-1904) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 5 April 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20650039.

    13. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

    14. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Peter Musselman - 18 Aug 1904.

    15. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev. - Minister of the Mennonist Society, Berlin #85.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1825 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Nov 1847 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., 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 - Mennonite - 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 - Mennonite - 1871 - 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 - Mennonite - 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 MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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