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

Samuel B. Clemens[1, 2]

Male 1819 - 1896  (77 years)


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  • Name Samuel B. Clemens 
    Born 13 May 1819  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00023-1622 
    Died 13 May 1896  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: Infirmities of Age 
    Buried Crossroads Brethren in Christ Cemetery, Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7873  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father Nathan Clemens,   b. 25 Feb 1790, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Veronica "Fanny" Bechtel,   b. 17 Feb 1794, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1879, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F3329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Gingerich,   b. 16 Feb 1824, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1900, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1841  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Sarah Clemens,   b. 17 Dec 1844, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Hannah Clemens,   b. 8 Mar 1846, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1873, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     3. Mary Clemens,   b. 4 Mar 1848, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Enoch Clemens,   b. 10 May 1849, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. David G. Clemens,   b. 16 Nov 1851, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Joseph Clemens,   b. 13 Feb 1858, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Samuel G. Clemens,   b. 28 Aug 1862, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1937, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Elizabeth Clemens,   b. 17 Jun 1864, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1947  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F1252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Clemens, "was born May 13th, 1819, and is married to Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham Gingerich. She was born February 16th, 1824. They reside in Puslinch Township, Wellington County , near the lake, where he was engaged in farming but now lives retired. Their family consists 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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      Clemens, Samuel

      The angel of death has once more visited this vicinity, this time taking as its victim one of our most respected and oldest settlers, in the person of Mr. Samuel Clemens, whose demise took place last evening, at 5.30 o'clock, at his home on the Puslinch Lake Road. Mr. Clemens had been suffering for the past seven months from enlargement, of the liver and heart failure, which at length resulted in his death. Up to the last Mr. Clemens was conscious and died happy, trusting in his Heavenly Father. The late Mr. Clemens was born in Hespeler in 1819 and has resided here all his life. He was one of those old pioneers, whose labors show the results of a useful life, he making many a clearance on his farm. He moved to the old homestead, 49 years ago, where he resided until his death. The 13th of May, the day of his death, was his birthday. In 1854, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Gingerich, who survives him. Eight children blessed this union, seven of whom are living, Mrs. MeKercie, Detroit; Mrs. Mulholland, Beverly; Enic, Calgary; David, Hamilton; Joseph, Marina Ranch, Alberta; Samuel, at home; and Mrs. Neustadt, Hespeler. Deceased was brought up in the Mennonite doctrines, to which faith he remained true till the last. The funeral took place Friday afternoon, to the Union Cemetery.

      The Weekly Reformer 21 May 1896 pg 10

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      CLEMENS, SAMUEL


      After weeks of patient waiting and suffering of much intensity, quietly on Wednesday, May 13, 1896. He was a man of industry and energy but when disease began its insidious work, he laid down toil. He has been a resigned invalid for weeks, calmly awaiting the transition. He was a framer by trade and also worked a farm. Through his whole life his motto was "excelsior", quietly completing every undertaking and improving every plan. His examples shall be a lesson to all who knew him. His principles were lived up to. No one could say aught against him. He was a man of honesty and integrity. He died aged 77 years. His wife and family receive the tender sympathy of many. He was born in Waterloo in the year 1819 and has always resided in the vicinity (Puslinch Lake).

      -Information from the transcription of the Brethren in Christ Cemetery: His wife was Elizabeth Gingrich (Feb. 16, 1824-Feb. 25, 1900).

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 1, Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark
      Used with kind permission of Marjorie Clark

  • 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..., 395.

    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..., 200.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 21 May 1896.
      13 May 1896 Samuel Clemens died near Hespeler at age of 76 years

    4. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Samuel Clemens Gender: Male Age: 77 Birth Date: abt 1819 Birth Place: Canada Death Date: 13 May 1896 Death Place: Puslinch Twp., Wellington, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Infirndties of Age #021100

    5. [S507] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - First United Presbyterian.
      Samuel CLEMENS, to Elizabeth GINGERICH, both of Waterloo. 14 Dec. 1841, Dumfries. Wit. John GINGRICH and Abraham GINGRICH

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 May 1819 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1841 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Infirmities of Age - 13 May 1896 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Crossroads Brethren in Christ Cemetery, Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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