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

Joseph Robert Vance

Male 1833 - 1918  (84 years)


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  • Name Joseph Robert Vance 
    Born 9 Jun 1833  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune 1837 
    • In 1837 at the time of the war they resolved to move to Oxford county and took passage on the unfortunate vessel "Sir Robert Peel." All went well up the St. Lawrence river, until they arrived at Walesse's Island, where the vessel was attacked by the enemies, the passengers driven ashore at the point of the bayonet, the vessel ransacked and robbed of its valuables and set on fire. Here they lost everything, bag and baggage, as they used to say, save the lives of themselves and their five little children, three of which had to be carried of the boat to escape from the roaring flames off the burning vessel. Deceased used to say that she stood on shore when the vessel was burned to the water's level and saw the smoke stack tumble into the water.
    Retired 1901  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-86737 
    Died 16 Apr 1918  Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ratho Presbyterian Cemetery, Ratho, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I86737  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father Robert Vance,   b. 12 Nov 1804, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1891, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Mary Hogg,   b. 26 Feb 1804, Glenluce, , Wigtown, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1892, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1827 
    Family ID F259164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Armstrong,   b. 5 Jun 1837, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1903, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Armstrong Vance,   b. 22 Sep 1862, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1914, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Alfred Vance,   b. 26 Feb 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Margaret Vance,   b. 1 Oct 1879, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F22482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-1 Page 17.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jun 1833 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Apr 1918 - Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ratho Presbyterian Cemetery, Ratho, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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