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

Peter Erb[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1787 - 1865  (78 years)


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  • Name Peter Erb 
    Born 13 Jan 1787  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 125, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00032-2931 
    Died 24 Feb 1865  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10, 12
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7894  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Peter Erb,   b. 1736, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susannah Schãeffer,   b. Abt 1736, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Bomberger,   b. 17 Sep 1787, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1806  [1
    Children 
     1. Jacob B. Erb,   b. 2 Jul 1808, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1893, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Catharine B. Erb,   b. 20 Apr 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1828  (Age 18 years)
     3. Emanuel Erb,   b. 24 Nov 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1812  (Age 0 years)
     4. Nancy Erb,   b. 6 Mar 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1889, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Elizabeth Erb,   b. 31 Dec 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1881, Near Bridgeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Susannah Erb,   b. 27 Nov 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Maria "Mary" Erb,   b. 16 Oct 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1899, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Rev. Moses Erb,   b. 6 Aug 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1901, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. Sarah Erb,   b. 4 Apr 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1885, , Marion Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     10. Barbara Erb,   b. 4 May 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1864, Near New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     11. Esther Erb,   b. 6 Apr 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1915  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F2367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Peter Erb, "the second son of Peter and Anna (Schãeffer) Erb, and brother to Daniel Erb, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 13th, 1787. On December 14th, 1806, he was married to Susannah Bomberger who was born in the same place, September 17th, 1787, and died April 3rd, 1867. In 1807 they, with others, moved to Canada and settled in what is now Waterloo County, Ontario. They located on the west bank of the Grand River, about two miles north of Bridgeport, on the farm now known as the 'Wismer Farm'. Here they resided until their deaths. He died February 24th, 1865. To them were born eleven children, all 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.].

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      On Febr. 24th, in Waterloo Co., Canada West, of apoplexy, Bro. Peter Erb, aged 78 years, 1 month and 10 days. He was born in the State of Pennsylvania-was married on the 14th of November 1806, with Susanna Bomberger and emigrated to Canada in 1807, where, as a peaceable citizen, he experienced, with others, the difficulties of a new country. He had, with his wife, who is still living, 11 children, three sons and eight daughters. He enjoyed good health generally until he reached his 75th year, when his strong bodily powers were shattered by a stroke of apoplexy, from which he suffered by repeated attacks until at last, as we hope, he fell asleep in the Lord. DAVID SHERK


      Herald of Truth April 1865 - Vol. II, No.4 Page 31, 32

  • 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..., 650.

    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..., 398.

    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..., 375.

    4. [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..., 133.

    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..., 327.

    6. [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..., 107.

    7. [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..., 657.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 25.
      Peter (Sr.) ERB Yeoman USA 66 Mennonite
      Susana ERB wife USA 65 Mennonite

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Mar 1865.
      24 Feb 1865 in Waterloo Twp., 78 yrs, one of first settlers in Waterloo, immigrated in 1807 from PA

    10. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, April 1865 - Vol. II, No.4 Page 31, 32.

    11. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 9 Page 72.

    12. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 8 Mar 1865.
      Erb, Peter Sr. died 24 Feb 1865 In Waterloo Twp., in his 78th year. One of first settlers of Waterloo. Emigrated from Pennsylvania in 1807.

    13. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 25.

    14. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 25.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jan 1787 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Feb 1865 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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