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

Martin Stauffer

Male 1682 - 1735  (53 years)


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  • Name Martin Stauffer 
    Born 1682  , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00117-7313.3 
    Died 1735  , Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I843  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Children 
     1. Christian Stauffer,   b. Aug 1711,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Stauffer,   b. 6 Aug 1715,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mathias Stauffer,   b. 1719,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Daniel Stauffer,   b. 1726,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Martin Stauffer, "The progenitor of this numerous and widely spread family was born in Switzerland about the year 1682. Owing to the many trials and persecutions the Non-conformists were subjected to by the State Party many bid adieu to their native homes and fled to places where shelter and protection, besides freedom of religion, were promised them. Among this number was old Martin Stauffer (Tradition has it that his name was Martin and that he died in 1735. When dying he urged his family to emigrate to America) who fled to Muckenhauserhof, Wurtenburg, Germany, where he resided with his wife and family until his death. We could not ascertain the names of all his children, as some may have died before the father, but names of four have been received, namely: Christian, John, Mathias, and Daniel. Not many years after the decease of old Martin, the mother (The mother was so crippled from rheumatism that she was unable to walk, thus compelling her sons to draw her by hand in a little waggon, expressly made for that purpose, from her home in Germany to the seaport where they set sail for America, and after their arrival in Philadelphia they had her conveyed through the wilderness from the place of landing to Hammar Creek, about four miles north of Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where they settled and founded a mill seat, known as Stauffer's mill) with her four sons and other co-religionists, emigrated to America in 1738 or 1739 and settled near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she died not many years after their arrival in the land of the 'Free'."


      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..., 501.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1682 - , Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1735 - , Wuerttemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
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