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

Joseph C. Martin

Male 1811 - 1856  (44 years)


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  • Name Joseph C. Martin 
    Born 4 Dec 1811  Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Land 1856  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 010, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 21 Mar 1856  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Death 27 Mar 1856  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number 00075-4464 
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I922  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Peter Martin,   b. 26 Feb 1769, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1831, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Anna Zimmerman,   b. 18 Feb 1775, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1793  [8
    Family ID F1834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Wenger,   b. 1810, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel W. Martin,   b. Sep 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary W. Martin,   b. 4 Nov 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Simon P. Martin,   b. 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anna W. Martin,   b. 26 Mar 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1917, Morrin District, , Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Zimmerman Martin,   b. 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Susannah Martin,   b. 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1811 - Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1856 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 010, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 1856 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 27 Mar 1856 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Joseph Martin, "the seventh son of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin, was born in Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, December 4th, 1811. When in his eighth year he with his parents and other members of the family moved to Canada and resided in Woolwich Township, a few miles north of Waterloo where he died March 21st, 1856. He was married to Susannah Wenger. After his death she with her family of six children moved to Michigan where she has since died."


      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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      A-1-180 Joseph C. Martin Guardianship petition

      That Joseph C. Martin, late of the Township of Waterloo, aforesaid Yeoman, departed this life on or about the 27th March 1856 leaving the said Anna Martin, Simon Martin, Zimmerman Martin and Susanna Martin minors under the age of twenty one years and that they have no legal guardian. That Susanne Martin, of the Township of Waterloo, aforesaid the mother of the said minors is a fit and proper person to be appointed guardian of said minors…

      BOND: …that we, Susanna Martin of the Township of Waterloo, widow, Joel Good of the Village of Waterloo, conveyancer and John Meyer of the Township of Woolwich, Esquire, are held and firmly bound unto Anna Martin of the Township of Waterloo, infant daughter of Joseph C. Martin, late of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, deceased, in the penal sum of four hundred pounds to be paid to the said Anna Martin or her heirs executors or administrators to which payment well and truly to be made we do bind ourselves and each of us by himself…
      (Facsimiles of the above Bond were given to Simon Martin, Zimmerman Martin and Susanna Martin)

      …I do by these presents commit unto you the said Susanna Martin the office of Guardian of the said Anna Martin, Simon Martin and Zimmerman Martin and Susanna Martin….

      Petition dated 2nd July 1858
      Guardianship granted 24th July 1858
      Death 27th March 1856

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

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      A-1-95 Joseph C. Martin Probate of the will of Joseph C. Martin, late of the Township of Waterloo, granted the 2nd day of July 1856 in the petition of Moses Shantz and Susanna Martin, the Executor and Executrix named in said will.

      In the name of God, Amen. I Joseph C. Martin, of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament…First, I will and devise unto my beloved wife Susanna, all my real and personal property. Namely the Real property consisting of the East End of Lot Number Ten of the German Company Tract of the Township of Waterloo containing two hundred and twenty four acres of land, until my youngest son Zimmerman becomes of the age of Twenty one years, at which time the whole of my property, (real and personal) shall be appraised by three impartial men chosen by my hereinafter named executor and executrix, but should my prefer selling all or any portion of my said property before that time she (with the approbation of my executor) shall be at liberty to do so, appraising the property as aforesaid, and should all or either of my sons desire to purchase the whole or any portion or portions of said property (whenever it shall or will be sold) at the appraisement they or either of them shall have the first opportunity of so doing ; but in case neither of my sons wish to take the property then the executor shall sell to the best advantages and the proceeds (after paying or retaining for my said wife her thirds) to be divided amongst all my children…

      Witnessed by A.J. Peterson and John Martin.
      Dated 14 Feb 1856
      Proven 2 July 1856
      Inventory £189/15/-
      Died 27 March 18563a

      3aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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..., 44.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 16.
      Joseph C. MARTIN Farmer Pennsylvania MN 41
      Susanna MARTIN wife Pennsylvania MN 42
      Daniel MARTIN son Canada MN 17
      Mary MARTIN daughter Canada MN 16
      Anna MARTIN daughter Canada MN 12
      Simon MARTIN son Canada MN 11
      Zimmerman MARTIN son Canada MN 9
      Susanna MARTIN daughter Canada MN 7

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 16.

    4. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Joseph C. Martin - 1856 - A-1-95.

    5. [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..., 626.

    6. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), March 21, 1856.
      At Woolwich on the 21st instant, Mr Joseph C. Martin, aged about 44 years, much regretted by a large circle of relatives and acquaintances

    7. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

    8. [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..., 18.