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

David Devitt

Male 1839 - 1915  (75 years)


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  • Name David Devitt 
    Born 12 Aug 1839  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1877  Kingsville, Essex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    manufacturer 
    Occupation 1885  Mersea Township, Essex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Cooper 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Collector 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00030-2335 
    Died 1915  [3
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I814  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Barnabas Devitt,   b. 25 Mar 1807, , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1891, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Shoemaker,   b. 20 Nov 1811, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1907  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 1 May 1831  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Family ID F1513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Louisa Krause,   b. CALC 12 Aug 1849, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1877, Kingsville, Essex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Children 
     1. Albert B. Devitt,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Louisa Briscilla Devitt,   b. 2 Sep 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917  (Age 45 years)
     3. Amelia Florence Devitt,   b. 5 Jun 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1918, Albany, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Laura Alberta Devitt,   b. 2 Sep 1877, Kingsville, Essex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Theresa Weigel,   b. 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Mar 1879  Raleigh Township, Kent Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Mabel Devitt
     2. Humane Devitt
     3. Jacob Devitt,   b. 1880, Kingsville, Essex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. David Blake Devitt,   b. Jun 1881, Kingsville, Essex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1882, Kingsville, Essex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Harvey Romana Devitt,   b. 11 May 1885, Mersea Township, Essex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Anson Clarence Devitt,   b. 11 Apr 1889, Mersea Township, Essex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1839 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 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 MapsOccupation - farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - manufacturer - 1877 - Kingsville, Essex Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1885 - Mersea Township, Essex Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Collector - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • David Devitt, "was born August 12th, 1839. He was married to Louisa Krauser with whom he had three children, Albert, Mary, and Florence. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Theresa Weigel with whom he had three children, Mabel, Jacob, and Humane. His second wife died some time ago. At present he resides in Berlin and is engaged as a travelling agent for different wholesale manufacturing companies."


      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..., 529.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 18.

    3. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      David Devitt/ 1839-1915/ Louisa/ Krause/ his wife/ 1848-1878/ Devitt

    4. [S193] Census - ON, Essex - 1881, Kingsville, Essex, Ontario Film 1375916 Sub-district G Page Number 6.
      David DEVETT M Male German 41 O. Merchant C. Methodist
      Theresa DEVETT M Female German 32 O. C. Methodist
      Albert B. DEVETT Male German 11 O. C. Methodist
      Mary L. DEVETT Female German 9 O. C. Methodist
      Amelia F. DEVETT Female German 6 O. C. Methodist
      Jacob E. A. DEVETT Male German 1 O. C. Methodist
      Jennie SANDERSON Female German 11 O. C. Methodist
      Wilber SANDERSON Male German 7 O. C. Methodist

    5. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 24 Aug 1839:33.
      short time ago The family of Barnabas Dewitt was blessed with a son.

    6. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 43.

    7. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 28 Pg. 4.

    8. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 10 Page 78.

    9. [S2418] aaaa CensusTown of Waterloo 1891 Sect. 3, Section 3 Page 29.

    10. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Laura Alberta Devitt Born: 2 Sep 1877 County: Essex Father: David Devitt Mother: Louisa Krause

    11. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Anson Clarence Devitt Born: 11 Apr 1889 County: Essex, Mersea Father: David Devitt Mother: Theresa Wigle

    12. [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..., 452.

    13. [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..., 528.

    14. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      David Devitt Born: Canada Age: 39 Father: Barnabas Devitt Mother: Magdalen Devitt Estimated aged 39 Spouse: Theresa Sandison Age: 30 born: Canada Father: Jacob Wigle Mother: Jane Wigle married 25 Mar 1879 Raleigh, Kent