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

Abraham B. Clemmer[1, 2, 3]

Male 1819 - 1908  (89 years)


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  • Name Abraham B. Clemmer 
    Born 2 Mar 1819  Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story, misfortune 
    Misfortune lost two son poisoned by eating wild parsnips 
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00024-1923 
    Died 15 Jul 1908  Chicopee (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Cause: Paralytic Stroke (8 weeks) 
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I9249  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 

    Father Henry M. Clemmer,   b. Apr 1783, Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Sarah Bergey,   b. Mar 1786, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1867, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 1806  [12
    Family ID F1550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Shantz,   b. 1 Mar 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 11
    Children 
     1. Susannah Clemmer,   b. 23 Jul 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Sarah Clemmer,   b. 18 Oct 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1921, Near Stanton, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Amos S. Clemmer,   b. 15 Sep 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     4. Menno S. Clemmer,   b. 5 Sep 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     5. Rebecca Clemmer,   b. 22 Jan 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     6. Hannah Clemmer,   b. 24 Feb 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1931, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Abraham B. Clemmer,   b. 10 Jul 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1900, Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     8. David Clemmer,   b. 17 Sep 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F2689  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham B. Clemmer, "was born in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 2nd, 1819. In 1822 he came to Canada with his parents. He was raised near Preston. In 1837 his father moved from Preston to the "Clemmer Farm" two miles north of the town of Waterloo. On October 28th, 1845, he was married to Lydia Shantz who was born March 1st, 1825. In 1846 they moved on the farm now possessed by Lorentz Spitiz, a few miles north of Bloomingdale. Here they resided until 1862 when they purchased Jacob B. Betzner's farm, one mile north of Breslau. Here he still resides with his son, Abraham B. She died April 15th, 1887. They had a family of eight 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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      The 26th of April, in Waterloo Township, two sons of Abraham B. CLEMMER, aged 16 years and 7 months, and 14 years and 7 days respectively. They were engaged in hauling stone, and, driving through marshy ground where the wheels of the wagon turned up wild parsnips. The younger took up some of the roots, and ate them, and also induced his brother to eat some; and in an hour and a half they were both dead, having been poisoned thereby. They were buried on the 28th. A large concourse of people were present, so that there was not room for them in the house. The funeral sermons were, therefore, delivered by Joseph Hegy and John Bear in the grave yard. ELIAS SNYDER.

      HERALD OF TRUTH
      - Volume IV, Number 6 - June 1867, Page 95

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      DEATH OF ABRAM B. CLEMMER

      The death occurred on Wednesday, July 14, 1908, of one of Waterloo County's old pioneers, in the person of Abraham B. Clemmer, at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. John Woolner, near Chicopee. Deceased was born in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, March 3, 1819. In the year 1823, he came with his father and mother, to Waterloo County and settled near Preston. Later they moved north of Waterloo on the farm which is yet known as the old Clemmer farm. In 1845 he was married to Lydia Shantz, daughter of the late Jacob Shantz, two miles east of Bloomingdale, where he resided till the year 1863, when he moved on the old Jacob Betzner, farm, 2 miles east of Breslau where he lived until the death of his son, Abram S. Clemmer, after which he resided at the home of John Woolner. Deceased was blessed with a family of 8 children, two of whom survive. Mrs. John Woolner and Mrs. Josiah Martin, Michigan. There are also 21 grandchildren, 9 great-grand-children, who mourn the loss of a kind father and grandfather. Deceased had reached the rip age of 89 years 4 months and 13 days. Eight weeks prior to his death, he suffered a paralytic stroke, which with the infirmities of old age caused death. The funeral which was very largely attended was held on Saturday, July 18, from his late residence, to the Mennonite Church and cemetery, Bloomingdale.

      Chronicle-Telegraph 23 Jul 1908 pg 8

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      1901 Abraham lived with his daughter Hannah Woolner in Waterloo Township.

  • 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..., 449.

    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..., 608.

    3. [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..., 431.

    4. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 71.

    6. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 39.

    7. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 38.

    8. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 7 Page 44.

    9. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      [Front/West] Hier ruhe/ Abraham B. Clemmer/ Geb./ 2 Marz 1819/ Gest./ 15 July 1908/ im Alter von./ 89 Jah. 4 Mo./ u. 13 Tage/ [German verse]

    10. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 21.

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Benjamin Eby, Minister of The Mennonist Society, Berlin report 50.
      Abraham B. Clemmer, to Lydia Shantz, both of Waterloo. 28 Oct. 1845. Wit. Jacob Shantz and John Bergy.

    12. [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..., 448.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1819 - Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Oct 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Paralytic Stroke (8 weeks) - 15 Jul 1908 - Chicopee (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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