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

Rev. Tobias B. Martin[1, 2]

Male 1860 - 1917  (57 years)


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  • Name Tobias B. Martin 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 30 Aug 1860  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, religion, story 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00075-4533 
    Died 4 Sep 1917  [10, 11
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10, 11
    Person ID I57339  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Christian B. Martin,   b. 8 Jan 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1912  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Maria B. "Mary" Bauman,   b. 27 Dec 1839, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1909  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1859  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12
    Family ID F14792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Eby,   b. 29 Apr 1863, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1930  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Martin,   b. 8 Mar 1885, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1949  (Age 64 years)
     2. Leah E. Martin,   b. 27 May 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1931  (Age 44 years)
     3. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Martin,   b. 22 Jan 1891, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1932, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. Simeon Martin,   b. 5 Jun 1892, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1984, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. Menno Martin,   b. 6 Apr 1898, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1973, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F14798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tobias Martin, "was born August 30th, 1860. He is a farmer and resides on part of lot No. 22, German Company's Tract, which adjoins his father's farm, and is married to Amanda, daughter of William Eby of Conestogo. They have a family of four 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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      Martin Meeting House

      According to Isaac Horst, "Martins meeting house was the first of the Old Order places of worship to be built. A meeting house is reported to have been built in 1830; burial was begun in the adjoining cemetery in 1831. Martins was aptly named. The first three bishops of the area were Martins, all descended from the pioneer, Peter Martin. The land on which the house stands was formerly owned by Martins (1979: 376)." Peter Martin, Jr. purchased 220 acres of land from his brother, Henry Martin, on May 8, 1824. Apparently he set aside four acres for a meeting house and burying ground at that time. The first burial is reported to have been that of Peter Martin, Sr., who died March 2, 1831. The meeting house was enlarged in 1900.

      John Weber was the first minister, followed by Abraham W. Martin, Samuel Weber, Paul Martin, Tobias Martin and Urias Martin. At one time surrounded by countryside, the meeting house and cemetery are now completely encircled by the commercial development brought about by the rapid expansion northward of the city of Waterloo.

      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 600.

    2. [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..., 151.

    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..., 54.

    4. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-7 Page 1.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 31.

    6. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div.. 18 Page 4.

    7. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 2.

    8. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 2 Page 18.

    9. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 6 Page 16.

    10. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20959064.

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

    12. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Christian Martin Born: Waterloo Res: Waterloo Age: 25 Born: abt 1834 Father: Christian Mother: Ana Martin Spouse: Mary Bauman Age: 19 Born: abt 1840 born: Woolwich Township Res: Woolwich Township Father: Joseph Mother: Elizabeth married 8 Nov 1859 county: Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Aug 1860 - 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 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 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Heidelberg, Wellesley 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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