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

Henry Z. Martin[1, 2]

Male 1794 - 1853  (59 years)


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  • Name Henry Z. Martin 
    Born 16 Feb 1794  Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting religion, story 
    Occupation 1852  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Possessions 1853  Woolwich Township German Company Tract 086, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 8 Jun 1853  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Cause: illness of a few months 
    Probate 20 Jun 1853  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number 00075-4296 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone Image 
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I6014  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    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  [3
    Family ID F1834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Miller,   b. 4 Nov 1803, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Rev. Peter M. Martin,   b. 30 Sep 1820, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1902  (Age 82 years)
     2. Magdalena Martin,   b. 8 Dec 1822, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Anna Martin,   b. 23 Oct 1826, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1885  (Age 58 years)
     4. Elias Martin,   b. 19 Jul 1828, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1897, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Susannah Martin,   b. 27 Aug 1830, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1835  (Age 4 years)
     6. Catharine Martin,   b. 29 Nov 1834, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1902  (Age 67 years)
     7. Lydia Martin,   b. 26 Mar 1837, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1915  (Age 78 years)
     8. Leah Martin,   b. 31 Oct 1838, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     9. Henry M. Martin,   b. 17 Nov 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1915  (Age 72 years)
     10. David M. Martin,   b. 27 Jun 1846, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Martin, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 16th, 1794, and died on his farm now in possession of his son, Elias, June 8th, 1853. He was married to Catharine, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Bricker) Miller. She was born November 4th, 1803, and died after an illness of a few months, October 2nd, 1870. 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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      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 Waterlo.


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

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      A-1-8 Henry Martin: The Last Will and Testament of Henry Martin, Yeoman, late of the Township of Woolwich.

      ,,,I Henry Martin, yeoman of the Township of Woolwich, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament.. First that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executors, trusty and beloved son and brother, Peter Martin and John Martin, As to my worldly estate, I will to my beloved wife Catharine, two cows out of my stock after her own choice and three beds, and if my executors see fit, they are at liberty to leave as many more beds in the possession of my beloved wife as they deem necessary, and my five stoves and pipes and as much house and kitchen furniture as she and my Executors see fit and proper, which she, my beloved wife, is to have in lieu of Dower. I further will to my beloved wife Catharine, the privilege to occupy the adjoining house and garden I now lived in on the old homestead, as long as she remains my widow. During her widowhood, she is to have as much firewood as she wants for her own use, delivered to her house, she is also at liberty to go in my orchard at all tims and take as much of all kinds of fruit as she wants for her own use and as much good merchantable wheat well ground, delivered to her house, as she wants for her own use, and three hundred pounds of good pork and fifty pounds of good beef, which is to be delivered to her house yearly. She is also to have each and every year, the interest of one hundred and fifty pounds, which are to be paid out of my farm on the old homestead, whereupon I now reside, and the cowshed that I have willed to my beloved wife are to be kept for her on my farm in good order during summer and winter so long as she remains my widow, and the old homestead my two youngest sons are to have for the consideration sum, of eight hundred pounds as soon as they have obtained the age of twenty one years, and as soon as they have obtained the said age, each of them are to have one hundred and twenty five pounds, which is to be deducted out of the said Eight hundred pounds as a part of their legacy, and should my two youngest sons not wish to have the said old homestead, my Executors are to sell, or lease, as they see fit, with the consent of my beloved wife, and of my sons. They are to deliver to my beloved wife, yearly, all the above mentioned articles, which she is to have yearly, and until my two sons have obtained the age of twenty one years, and herein after named Executors are to deliver to my beloved wife yearly fifteen bushels of potatoes, and after they have obtained the said age, they my said sons are to deliver the fifteen bushels of potatoes yearly, further that the one hundred and fifty pounds are to remain in the old homestead during my beloved widows natural life, or so long and she remains my widow, which my two sons, as aforesaid are to pay the interest of as above mentioned. The remaining four hundred pounds are to be paid as follows: in fourteen equal annual installments the first of each becomes payable three years after my said two youngest sons have obtained the age of twenty one year. Should my beloved wife die or not remain my widow when the last installment becomes due, my said sons are to have three years after the said last installment becomes due, to pay the said one hundred and fifty pounds with interest. My two youngest sons are to have along with the old homestead, the cedar swamp on lot number eighty six in Woolwich, that lies between my sons Elias and Peter's Swamp. I also give and bequeath the remainder of the whole of my real estate the proceeds there from, and my personal estate which remains in the hands of my Executors after payment of debts and other charges, to be divided unto and equally between and among all my sons and daughters, share and share alike. As soon as any of my daughters shall stand in need of house furniture, my Executors shall give each and everyone of them to the same amount as I gave my eldest daughter.

      Witnessed by Moses Springer, Elias Martin and David Martin
      Will dated 21 May 1853
      Will proved and insinuated 20 June 1853
      No Inventory rendered at the time.

      Wills of Waterloo County Register A 1853-1871, transcribed by Frances Hoffman

  • 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..., 93.

    2. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      Name given as Heinrich on tombstone.

    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..., 18.

    4. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 3.
      Henry MARTIN Farmer Pennsylvania USA Mennonist 58
      Catharina MARTIN Pennsylvania USA Mennonist 49
      Anna MARTIN Canada Mennonist 25
      Catharina MARTIN Canada Mennonist 17
      Lidia MARTIN Canada Mennonist 15
      Lea MARTIN Canada Mennonist 14
      Henry MARTIN Canada Mennonist 9
      David MARTIN Canada Mennonist 6
      Andrew ZIMMERMAN Germany Lutheran 21
      Michael REICKERT Germany Lutheran 15
      Jacob MILLER Pennsylvania USA Mennonist 75
      Magdalena MILLER Pennsylvania USA Mennonist 62

    5. [S94] News - ON, Wellington, Elora - The Elora Backwoods Man (1852-1858) Index, 16 Jun 1853.
      Henry Martin aged 60 died 8 June 1853 Woolwich

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

    7. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Henry Martin - Register A. A-1-8 - 20 Jun 1853.

    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..., 19.

    9. [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...

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1794 - Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: illness of a few months - 8 Jun 1853 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 20 Jun 1853 - 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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