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

Daniel Z. Martin[1, 2, 3]

Male 1800 - 1856  (55 years)


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  • Name Daniel Z. Martin 
    Born 5 Apr 1800  Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonist 
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonist 
    Land 1856  Woolwich Township German Company Tract 018, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number 00075-4351 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone Image 
    Died 12 Jan 1856  [5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I5574  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Peter Martin,   b. 26 Feb 1769, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1831, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Anna Zimmerman,   b. 18 Feb 1775, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1793  [12
    Family ID F1834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica Schneider,   b. 25 Jul 1803, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1872, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1823  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Anna Martin,   b. 2 Aug 1824, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1909  (Age 84 years)
     2. Levi S. Martin,   b. 21 Jun 1826, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1912  (Age 86 years)
     3. Isaac Martin,   b. 27 Jul 1828, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1843  (Age 14 years)
     4. Barbara Martin,   b. 26 Sep 1830, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1876, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. Joseph S. Martin,   b. 22 Aug 1833, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1911  (Age 77 years)
     6. Veronica "Fronica" Martin,   b. 31 Dec 1835, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  (Age 84 years)
     7. Daniel S. Martin,   b. 30 May 1838, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1903  (Age 65 years)
     8. Tilman Martin,   b. 20 Dec 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1908  (Age 67 years)
     9. Mary Martin,   b. 10 Dec 1842, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1876  (Age 33 years)
     10. Judith Martin,   b. 3 Jan 1846, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1907  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Apr 1800 - Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1856 - Woolwich Township German Company Tract 018, 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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  • Notes 
    • Daniel Martin, "the fourth son of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April 5th, 1800, and came to Canada in 1819. On April 8th, 1823, he was married to Veronica, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Eby) Schneider. She was born July 25th, 1803. Soon after their marriage they moved on their farm now in possession of their son, Daniel, where they resided until their deaths. He died January 12th, 1856, and she died July 13th, 1872. They had a family of ten 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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      A-1-86 Probate of the Will of Daniel Martin, late of the Township of Woolwich, granted the Twenty sixth day of January, 1856, on the petition of Levi Martin and Joseph Martin, and Samuel Weber, the Executors named in said Will.

      In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel Martin, of the Township of Woolwich, Yeoman, being weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all writings in the nature of Last Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. My Will is first, that my funeral charges and just debts be paid by my Executors. The residue of my Property I give, devise and dispose of as follows, to Wit:- I will that my beloved wife Veronica shall have and keep the Homestead, being part of Lot number Eighteen of the German Company Tract of Woolwich, containing One Hundred and Sixty two acres, more or less, until my son Daniel becomes of the age of Twenty one years, when he, said son Daniel is to have said Homestead, together with Four acres of Cedar Swamp, being part of lot Fifty three of said German Company Tract, to have and to hold the same forever (Excepting the hereinafter mentioned reservations) by paying Two Thousand Dollars ; namely One Thousand Dollars without Interest, in Two equal annual payments, which are to date and commence from the time he, said Daniel becomes of age, or take possession of said homestead, and which payments are to be made to my Executors. And the remaining One Thousand Dollars, the Interest thereof, he, my said son Daniel is to pay annually, in each and every year to my said wife during her natural lifetime; and immediately after her death, the said principal of One Thousand Dollars to be paid to my Executors, in Trust - however, should my said wife die before the expiration of the two years granted to my said son Daniel for the payment of the first mentioned One Thousand Dollars, and he desires a longer time for the payment of the last mentioned One Thousand Dollars, then in such case, he, my said son Daniel to pay the other One thousand Dollars in ten equal annual installments in the manner of the first, and commencing from the time the said first mentioned Thousand Dollars are fully paid up. And when my said son Daniel becomes of Age, my Executors shall sell by Public Auction, all my personal effects (Excepting such as my said Wife wishes to retain for her own use; my Executors shall at the same time, or at the time my said son Daniel takes possession of the homestead, build or cause to be built a comfortable dwelling separate, or attached to the one now occupied by us, on any part of the said farm and of such dimensions, together with Garden, and out houses, as my said wife may desire. And my said son David is yearly to deliver to my said wife, during her lifetime, one half of all the fruit which said Farm produces, and should she die before my son Dilman has fruit of his own, then said Daniel is to give him one twelfth of the Fruit, yearly produced on said farm; but not longer than fifteen years after said son Dilman becomes of the age of Twenty one years. Further my said son Daniel is yearly and every year, from the time he takes possession of said homestead - during the lifetime of my said wife, to give or cause to be given to her fifteen bushels of wheat, three hundred pounds of port, and one hundred pounds of beef, and all the firewood ready cut and fit for the stove, delivered to her door; also to keep two cows in pasture during the summer and feed them in the winter with and like his own. Further I give and devise to my son Joseph, to his own use forever, the South part of Lot Number Sixty five, of the German Company Tract of Woolwich, containing One Hundred and eighty two acres and a half ; by him the said Joseph paying to my Executors the sum of Two Hundred and Twenty one Dollars without Interest, in manner following, namely, in two equal annual payments, the first of such payments to be made on the first day of January 1861 - Should my said son Joseph stand in need of or desire it, my Executors are to lend or loan him about Five Hundred Dollars of my Estate for say Five Years, without Interest. My Executors are also to procure for my said sons Daniel, Joseph and Dilman, horses, cattle, farming implements, and other necessary things to enable them to commence farming, and charge these severally at the same rate as their Brother Levi is charged in a Book kept for that purpose. Further I will and bequeath unto my son-in-law Benjamin L. Eby, his heirs or assigns the North part of Lot number Sixty Five of the German Company Tract of Woolwich, containing One Hundred and Sixty acres, and my said Executors are to loan or lend said Benjamin L. Eby Two Hundred Dollars for five years without Interest. Further I will and bequeath unto my son Dilman, part of Lot number Forty six of the German Company Tract of Woolwich, containing One Hundred and Forty seven acres, more or less, and Four and a half acres of Cedar Swamp, being part of Lot number ninety six, of the Germany Company Tract, by him paying unto my Executors the sum of One Thousand Dollars without interest in ten equal annual Installments, to date and commencing when he the said Dilman come of the age of Twnety-one years.l Further I will and devise unto my daughters, Veronica, Mary and Judith each Four Hundred Dollars, to be paid them severally when they get married. I do hereby nominate and appoint my sons Levi Martin and Joseph Martin, and my son-in-law Samuel Weber, all of Woolwich, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament…And I further will that my said Executors shall have One Dollars and Twenty five cents per day each, while or whenever employed in business connected with my Estate.

      Witness by A. J. Peterson and Joseph Good
      Will dated 1 January 1856
      Proved 26 January 1856
      Inventory £1709/15/-
      Died 12 January 1856

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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..., 46.

    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..., 610.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      David Martin Born: Woolwich Township Res: Woolwich Township Age: 21 Born: abt 1839 Father: Daniel Mother: F. Spouse: Magdalina Eby Age: 19 Born: abt 1841 born: Woolwich Township Res: Woolwich Township Father: Peter Mother: Magalina married 1 May 1860 county: Waterloo

    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..., 28.

    5. [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..., 346.

    6. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 7.

    7. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Daniel Martin - 1 Jan 1856 - A-1-86.

    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..., 29.

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

    10. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 8.

    11. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, District 13 Page 109.

    12. [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..., 18.