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

Adam Shupe[1, 2]

Male 1793 - 1878  (85 years)


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  • Name Adam Shupe 
    Born 29 Jul 1793  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00113-7182 
    Died 29 Nov 1878  Moline, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Person ID I5530  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father John Shupe,   b. 1759, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1812, Near Freeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Diefenbach,   b. 1763, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F1720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Springer,   b. 16 Jun 1799, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1888, Moline, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elias Shupe,   b. 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Shupe,   b. 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1856  (Age 34 years)
     3. Sarah Shupe,   b. 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rebecca Shupe,   b. 24 Aug 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1897, Scotland, Bon Homme, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Mary Shupe,   b. 4 Aug 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1851  (Age 24 years)
     6. Elizabeth Shupe,   b. Abt 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Isaac S. Shupe,   b. 19 Sep 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1909, Newmarket, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Emeline "Emily" Shupe,   b. 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Adam Shupe, "was born July 29th, 1793, and was married to Mary Springer who was born June 16th, 1799, and died January 30th, 1888. They resided near Freeport, Ontario, for many years. When well advanced in age they made their home with Mrs. Levi Clemens who resided at Moline, Michigan, where they both died. His death took place November 29th, 1878. To them was born a family of eight 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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      After the Flank units were disbanded in 1813 Adam never served in the Militia again, but did serve as a teamster with the others listed at top during Proctor's retreat from Detroit. Adam was the only Waterloo boy who was captured by the Americans and the story goes that he was set free by future president of the United States William Henry Harrison himself who could see he was harmless and sent him home. While that part sounds fanciful, it does seem like he was captured and released as a non-combatant. with his capture Adam would have been present for the death of Tecumseh which took place after the other British troops and units had fled. this would make Adam one of the few people who would have been present at the death of both Brock and Tecumseh, as the Applegarth Flank of 2nd York was also on the hill with Brock when he was shot at Queenston Heights.

      Email Kyle Smith 2014

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 434.

    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..., 500.

    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..., 480.

    4. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div 4, Page 43.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives the country or province of birth.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 19 Dec 1878.
      Died 29 Nov 1878 Adam Shupe died at the home of his son-in-law, Levi Clemens, in Michigan at age of 85 years and 4 months

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1793 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Nov 1878 - Moline, Allegan, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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