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

David Martin[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1771 - 1854  (83 years)


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  • Name David Martin 
    Born 16 Mar 1771  East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 065S, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00075-4504 
    Died 6 Sep 1854  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I8082  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Abraham Martin,   b. Abt 1749, Of, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Barbara Oberholtzer,   b. Abt 1750, Of, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Or Magdelina Guth,   b. 26 Jan 1775, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1820  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 4 May 1794  [6
    Children 
     1. Abraham G. Martin,   b. 24 Feb 1795, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Barbara Martin,   b. 27 Oct 1796, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1796, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Christian Martin,   b. 23 Dec 1797, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1864  (Age 66 years)
     4. Joseph G. Martin,   b. 13 May 1800, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. David G. Martin,   b. 13 Mar 1802, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1831, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     6. Esther Martin,   b. 20 Jun 1804, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Maria Martin,   b. 7 Aug 1806, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1858  (Age 52 years)
     8. Catharine Martin,   b. 25 Nov 1808, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1895, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. Jacob G. Martin,   b. 22 Mar 1811, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1889  (Age 78 years)
     10. Elizabeth Martin,   b. 22 Mar 1811, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1834, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     11. Magdalena Martin,   b. 5 Apr 1813, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     12. Peter G. Martin,   b. 9 Jan 1816, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1902  (Age 86 years)
     13. John G. Martin,   b. 28 May 1819, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1834, Near Lexington, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catharine Guth,   b. 11 Nov 1777,   d. 14 Nov 1848  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1824  [6
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Sep 1854 - Waterloo 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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  • Notes 
    • David Martin, "son of Abraham and Barbara (Oberholtzer) Martin, was born in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March 16th, 1771. On May 4th, 1794 he was married to Maria, daughter of Christian Guth. She was born in the same township, January 26th, 1775. In 1820, they with their family of twelve children, moved to Canada. On June 6th of the same year they came to Waterloo, and on the 9th of the same month they settled on lot No. 65, German Company's Tract, Waterloo Township. The farm is now in possession of Joseph B. Martin. Many and almost indescribable were the hardships and sufferings of this family in making the journey from Pennsylvania to their new home in this county but no sooner had they fully rested themselves and seemed to enjoy their life in the wilds of Canada, when "King Death" came and claimed the mother of this happy family as his own. After suffering great pain for five days, caused by inflammation of the bowels, she died of mortification, July 5th, 1820. On June 13th, 1824, the father was married again to Catharine, daughter of Samuel Guth (now spelled Good) who was a brother to Christian Guth, father to his first wife. There was no family with second wife. He died September 6th, 1854. His second wife was born November 11th, 1777, and died November 14th, 1848, after an illness of a little more than two months. "


      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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      A-1-50 David Martin: Last Will and Testament of David Martin of the Township of Waterloo, in the District of Wellington and Province of Canada.

      I, David Martin of the Township of Waterloo, being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament, in manner following…

      Item 1st. That all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid.

      Item #2 I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Catharina two beds and bedsteads, my clock and case, my stove and pipe, my pleasure wagon, one cow the choice of my cows and household and kitchen furniture as much as she may want for her own use, further, I order and it is my Will that two weeks after my decease my herein after mentioned Executors shall pay to my widow Thirty dollars cash to her in hand and also to pay to her in hand Four Hundred Dollars as soon as any money arises out of my moveable property, or any other money comes in which is standing out or as time will permit. Further I order and demise[sic] that my son Jacob Martin or his successor or successors shall fulfill the herein mentioned articles to my widow during her natural life. My loving wife Catharina shall have the West end of my dwelling house from top to bottom cellars and all and twenty bushels of Marchintable wheat each and every year and carry the same to the Mill and bring the flour and the bran in the house to her, also four bushels of peas and twenty five bushels of potatoes is to be put in her cellar, and my widow, she is to have the privilege to take as many apples as she may want for her own use if there is any, if there is any cider made out of my orchard on this farm she is to have what she wants for her own use, and in the garden she is to have the privilege to take of any growth she may want for her own use, or else she may take a piece of ground in the garden as much as she may want for her own use. One Cow is to be kept in pasture and feat summer and winter, the same as his own cows, she is to have bushel of salt, ten pounds of Hacklet? Flax & ten pounds of Toes[?] six # of good wool, each and every year during her natural life, also she is to have the privilege of using eggs and fowls as much as she wants for herself as if they were her own, but should she chose to keep her own fowls she may do so keep them where the rest are kept, also one full hog not weighing less than two hundred pounds and fifty # of good and full beef and salted if she will want it done each and every year she is also to have the firewood but and hauled, and but fine for the stove and fireplace, and the fire made if she will acquire the same all this before mentioned must be fulfilled by my son Jacob Martin or his successors yearly and during the life of my widow, further my said son Jacob or his successors shall see to my widow when well or sick. Should my widow fall into sickness that there should be a nurse required then all my are to pay the expenses share and share alike….

      Item 3rd I give and devise to my son Jacob Martin my farm I now live on in Waterloo aforesaid at Two thousand five hundred Dollars, subject to the payment thereof four hundred dollars to be for his legacy or share of fortune, and fifteen hundred dollars is to remain in my farm as long as my daughter Maria is living for which she is to be kept, say for the interest thereof, because she is senseless, and six hundred dollars he is to pay in manner following one year after my demise my son Jacob shall pay one hundred dollars and so each and every year till paid. Should my daughter Maria die before the six hundred dollars are fully paid then my son Jacob shall pay each and every year two hundred dollars till the whole amount of twenty one hundred dollars is paid and my said son Jacob is to have his share out of the same each and every year. Should my daughter Maria be of more trouble after some time so that she could not be kept for the interest of the above sum then all my sons, son-in-laws and daughters, then living, shall consider the matter over with my son Jacob and agree amongst themselves what is to be done should they not agree then the shall chose three minor neighbours and what them three shall make it, it shall be, and all my heirs shall then pay share and share alike for the keeping of her, further it is my will that my son Jacob shall have the grain in the ground on my farm after my decease.

      Item 4th further I devise and it is my will that my Grandchildren, namely my son David's children, namely John, Martin, Susannah and Catharina Martin shall have their father's share equally divided amongst them share and share alike, further the farm of their father, deceased, lying and being in the Township of Woolwich, and the East part of Lot number Thirty Nine is to be appraised and the payment thereof is to be made by the appraisers and then the said John Martin is to have one years time to consider whether he will take the same at the appraisement or not. If not then my Executors shall sell the same and divide the money amongst the three heirs share & share alike but should he take the farm the other heirs shall keep the farm for their surety till their equal share is paid to them.

      Item 5th further it is my Will and I devise that if any or all of my children is owing any in my family book, that the[y] shall within three months after my decease settle all up and give their note of hand to my Executors as my will requests payment so that my Executors may divide notes or money as my Will directs and further, I give full power to my Executors to give Deed and titles as I did in my own person here to fore. Further I order and desire and it is my will that all my children shall have share and share alike namely my son Abraham, Christian, Joseph the three heirs of my son David's share deceased, my daughter Esther, Magdalene, Catharina and my son Peter Martin shall all have share and share alike. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son Christian Martin and my son Jacob Martin, Executors in full power of this my last Will and Testament.

      Witnessed by Jacob S Shoemaker, John Martin and Christian Martin
      Will dated 7 December 1843
      Proven 23 September 1854
      Inventory £343/5/0

      Marchintable probably means marketable.
      Feat = Feed
      In the Pennsylvania Dutch language, hatchling was a process to remove sharp edges from flax, accomplished with using a tool called a Hatchel. Hachel also meant to ret, or wet, flax, making it pliable and ready for use.

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.



  • 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..., 18.

    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..., 168.

    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..., 170.

    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..., 356.

    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..., 367.

    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..., 50.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div3 pg 135.

    8. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 36.

    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..., 51.

    10. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, A-1-50 David Martin - Proven 23 September 1854.

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