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

Benjamin Horst[1]

Male 1837 - 1871  (34 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Horst 
    Born 18 Sep 1837  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonist 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00058-3896 
    Died 30 Oct 1871  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I7958  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father David Horst,   b. 28 Jan 1804, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1884, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Martin,   b. 14 Apr 1814, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1897, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1832  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F4944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica "Fanny" Weber,   b. 25 Nov 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1916, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 14 May 1861  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Susannah Horst,   b. 2 Jun 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1933, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Mary Horst,   b. 29 Oct 1867, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1932, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1837 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Oct 1871 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin M. Horst, "was born September 18th, 1837. He was married to Veronica Weber and resided near Breslau, on the farm now possessed by John Fry, where he died October 30th, 1871. To them were born two children, namely: Susannah and Mary."


      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. [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..., 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..., 818.

    3. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 51.

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Horst / Benjamin Horst / born 1834,died 1871 / his wife / Veronica Weber / born 1841,died 1916

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Benjamin Horst Birth Place: Woolwich Township Residence: Woolwich Township Age: 23 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838 Father Name: David Mother Name: Magdalene Spouse Name: Frances Weber Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841 Spouse Birth Place: Waterloo Spouse residence: Waterloo Spouse Father Name: John Spouse Mother Name: Susanna Marriage Date: 14 May 1861

    6. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 17.

    7. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 2 Page 13.

    8. [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..., 817.

    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..., 47.

    10. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, March 15, 1897 - Obituary of Magdalena Martin.