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

Joseph Erb[1, 2, 3]

Male 1800 - 1885  (85 years)


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  • Name Joseph Erb 
    Born 30 Mar 1800  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Merchant 
    Occupation 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Manufacturer & Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00032-2818 
    Died 15 Oct 1885  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 10
    Cause: chronic cyotitis (6 months) 
    Person ID I9055  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father John Erb,   b. 8 Dec 1764, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1832, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Schrantz,   b. Jun 1770, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1826  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Family ID F2819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Kolb,   b. 4 Aug 1808, Near Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1900, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1827  [1, 2, 11
    Children 
     1. Reeve Abraham Albert "Abram" Erb,   b. 8 Mar 1829, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1896, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Cyrus Erb,   b. 1 Mar 1831, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1916  (Age 85 years)
     3. Jacob K. Erb,   b. 13 Apr 1833, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hannah Erb,   b. 9 Jan 1835, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1864, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     5. Magdalena Erb,   b. 4 Jul 1837, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Helena Erb,   b. 1840, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Joseph K. Erb,   b. 16 Jan 1840, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1930, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     8. Levi Henry Erb,   b. 23 Oct 1842, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1933, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     9. William Erb,   b. 19 Jul 1845, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1846, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. John Henry Erb,   b. 25 May 1848, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1849, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     11. Benjamin Franklin Erb,   b. 24 May 1852, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1936, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F2627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret,   b. 1805, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Erb,   b. 1833, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lena Erb,   b. 1835, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Levi Erb,   b. 1839, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F9273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Erb, "the fourth son of John and Magdalena (Schrantz) Erb, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March 30th, 1800. He came to Canada in 1805 with his parents who settled where now Preston is situated. Here Mr. Erb was raised and after arriving of age he conducted his father's business which then consisted of the grist mill, saw mill, distillery, general store, besides a large farm of nearly 500 acres of land. On December 11th, 1827, he was married to Mary, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Clemens) Kolb. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near Skippack, August 4th, 1804, and came to Canada with her parents in 1819. She is still living on the old Erb place. Her residence is situated within sixty feet from where old John Erb had erected his first log cabin when coming to Canada in 1805. He died October 15th, 1885. To them was born a family of ten children"


      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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      Joseph Erb died in Preston at the age of 85 years and 6 months. He came to Canada from Pennasylvania with his parents when only a few years old, and has lived ever since in Preston. He is survived by his widow, 6 sons and 1 daughter, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At his burial service on Sunday at Hegy's meeting-house, a great many mourners from near and far were congregated.2a

      Berliner Journal 22 Oct 1885 pg 5 col 2, translated by Pat Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

  • 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..., 626.

    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..., 857.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Oct 1885.
      15 Oct 1885 Joseph Erb died in Preston at age of 85 years and 6 months. He came, when only a few years old, from Pennasylvania to Canada with his parents and had lived ever since in Preston. He is survived by a widow, 6 sons and 1 daughter, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many people came from near and far to his burial at Hegy's Meeting-house

    4. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 21.

    5. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [eroded] In/ memory of/ Joseph Erb/ born/ March 30, 1800/ died October 15, 1885/ aged 85 years/ 6 months & 15 days/ In Jesus to me is life and death/ is my gain

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Joseph Erb Sr. Death Date: 15 Oct 1885 Death Location: Waterloo Born: abt 1800 Birth Location: Lancaster Co State Of Pennylvania,Usa

    7. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg 2.

    8. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 35.

    9. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861, Div. 3 Page 33.

    10. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 7.

    11. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Kolb family bible.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Mar 1800 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer & Farmer - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: chronic cyotitis (6 months) - 15 Oct 1885 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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