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

Benjamin Hallman[1, 2]

Male 1783 - 1869  (85 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Hallman 
    Born 18 Sep 1783  Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00048-3502 
    Died 10 Sep 1869  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Hallman Mennonite Cemetery, North Dumfries, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I6135  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Benjamin Hallman,   b. Abt 1752, Near Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Gottwaltz,   b. Abt 1752, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Detweiler,   b. 8 Aug 1784, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1856  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. Rev. Jacob S. Hallman,   b. 18 Nov 1803, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Margaret Hallman,   b. 31 Aug 1805, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1884, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Maria Hallman,   b. 10 Sep 1806, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1873  (Age 66 years)
     4. Joseph B. Hallman,   b. 15 Sep 1808, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1896  (Age 87 years)
     5. Catharine Hallman,   b. 28 Sep 1810, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1889, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. John Hallman,   b. 1 Aug 1812, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1888, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Veronica Hallman,   b. 14 May 1814, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1894  (Age 79 years)
     8. Elizabeth Hallman,   b. 12 Jun 1817, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1883, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Christian Hallman,   b. 5 Jun 1820, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1821  (Age 0 years)
     10. Hannah Hallman,   b. 5 Jun 1820, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1820  (Age 0 years)
     11. Rev. Benjamin D. Hallman,   b. 20 Sep 1821, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1910  (Age 89 years)
     12. Christian Hallman,   b. 25 Oct 1822, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Hannah Hallman,   b. 3 Nov 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     14. Rev. Wendell Hallman,   b. 4 Nov 1827, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1910, Yale, St. Clair, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Hallman,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Rev. Benjamin D. Hallman,   b. 20 Sep 1821, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1910  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F19130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1783 - Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Sep 1869 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hallman Mennonite Cemetery, North Dumfries, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Hallman, "was born September 18th, 1783, in Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he followed farming as his calling. During the great financial depressions from 1816 until 1827 many of that calling in Montgomery and other counties failed financially, and in order to save their creditors from losing any money, the distressed farmers sold their farms at a great sacrifice and paid their debts, and with whatever little balance left they wended their way to Canada where land could be had cheap and thus made another attempt to gain a free home. And as a rule all these parties in a very few years were the possessors of valuable farms. Such was the case with Benjamin Hallman, our Canadian progenitor. He suffered financially during the great crisis as aforesaid, and, finding things to his advantage, he moved to Canada in 1825 (See page 56 for more information) and settled in Waterloo County, two miles west of the town of Waterloo. Here he resided until spring (1826) when he moved to North Dumfries Township, about one mile east of Roseville, where he had purchased a most beautiful farm, then nearly all forest. This farm is now in possession of Menno H. Hallman. Here the old progenitor died full of years, September 10th, 1869. On September 2nd, 1802, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Harley) Detweiler. She was born August 8th, 1784, and died August 9th, 1856. To them was born a numerous family, all of which were born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, save the two youngest, Hannah and Wendel, who were born in Waterloo County, Ontario"


      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.].

  • 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..., 319.

    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..., 548.

    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..., 752.

    4. [S267] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Hallman Mennonite CC#6073 Internet Link, monumental inscription.
      Benjamin HALLMAN / born in Montgomery / County, Pennsylvania / Sept. 18, 1783/ died Sept. 10. 1869/ aged / 83 y's, 11 mo. 23 d's.