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

Daniel Rudy[1, 2]

Male 1796 - 1857  (61 years)


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  • Name Daniel Rudy 
    Born 4 Dec 1796  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 039E, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Historic Building 1847  268 Southhampton Place, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Rudy-Snyder House 
    • This large, two storey fieldstone farmhouse was built by Daniel Rudy in 1847. The builder carved his name and the date of construction on one half of a grindstone and embedded it in the second storey front wall to the right of the door. Like many early mennonite houses it is built in the plain Georgian style and faces south.
      The house retains many of its early features. Some of the original small-paned twelve-over-eight windows remain. A number of other windows are six-over-six panes. It also has small attic windows as well as a bell in a cupola which was rung to call the men in from the fields. In the 1870's, a brick doddy house was added (for the parents when the son took over the farm), the porch, the two-over-two paned windowsand the board and batten summer kitchen may also have been added at this time. Colourful granite stones with large corner blocks give the house a pleasant patchwork-quilt appearance. Custom was to plaster the stone work under the front verandah.
      All facades of this historical "rural" Waterloo home were recognized in the designation of the structure as a Heritage Landmark.1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca
    Residence 1847  121 Fischer-Hallman St. S., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rudy-Snyder House 
    • Addresss has changed to 268 Southampton Place, Waterlo.
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00097-5436 
    Died 7 Dec 1857  [1
    Person ID I920  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Family Barbara Rosenberger,   b. 29 Jan 1804, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1885  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. George Rudy,   b. 23 Sep 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1901, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Rebecca Rudy,   b. 29 Oct 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1899  (Age 73 years)
     3. Anna "Nancy" Rudy,   b. 14 Oct 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. Daniel Rudy,   b. 27 Jul 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1892  (Age 62 years)
     5. Abraham Rudy,   b. 2 Jan 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1910  (Age 77 years)
     6. Christian Rudy,   b. 2 Jan 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1902  (Age 69 years)
     7. Corporal Henry Rudy,   b. 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1863, Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     8. Benjamin Rudy,   b. 13 Oct 1837, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1890, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     9. Samuel R. Rudy,   b. 3 Mar 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1902  (Age 62 years)
     10. Barbara Rudy,   b. 18 Jun 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1900, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     11. Jacob Rudy,   b. 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Daniel Rudy, "a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was born December 4th, 1796. When a young man he came to Canada and settled near Doon, Waterloo County, where he was married to Barbara (No. 5388), daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Biehn) Rosenberger. She was born near Preston, Ontario, January 29th, 1804, and died January 30th, 1885. He died December 7th, 1857. To them were born eleven 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.].

  • 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..., 206.

    2. [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..., 198.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 27.
      Daniel RUDY Farmer USA 56 Mennonite
      Barbara RUDY wife Canada 49 Mennonite
      Nancy RUDY daughter Canada 24 Mennonite
      Daniel RUDY son Canada 23 Mennonite
      Abraham RUDY son Canada 20 Mennonite
      Christian RUDY son Canada 20 Mennonite
      Henry RUDY son Canada 17 Mennonite
      Benjamin RUDY son Canada 15 Mennonite
      Samuel RUDY son Canada 13 Mennonite
      Barbara RUDY daughter Canada 11 Mennonite
      Jacob RUDY son Canada 7 Mennonite

    4. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 44.

    5. [S873] Wateloo City - designated properties list, Bean-Wright House.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 27.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1796 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Rudy-Snyder House - 1847 - 268 Southhampton Place, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Rudy-Snyder House - 1847 - 121 Fischer-Hallman St. S., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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