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

Samuel Starr

Male 1832 - 1900  (68 years)


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  • Name Samuel Starr 
    Born 1832  , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-96791 
    Died 21 Mar 1900  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I96791  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Clemens Starr,   b. 1787, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1860  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Maria Anna,   b. Abt 1790, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F10127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Ries,   b. 14 May 1842, St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. Matilda A. Starr
     2. Louisa Starr,   b. Nov 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Ann Starr,   b. 14 Mar 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Caroline Starr,   b. 1865,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ferdinand Starr,   b. Abt 1868,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Albert Wendel Starr,   b. 24 Apr 1874, , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Samuel T. Starr,   b. 1879,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Annie C. Starr,   b. Abt 1882,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Martha Y. Starr,   b. 24 May 1885, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1962, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     10. Emily Starr,   b. Jul 1886, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F24948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death has been unusually active in our village and neighborhood during the last week, and has gathered in its cold embrace two of our most respected aged citizens. The first to leave us was Mr. Samuel Starr, who had made Elmira his home only a few years ago. Deceased was born in Baden, Germany, and was brought to America by his parents while he was an infant in arms. After living ten years in the United States he came to Canada, settling with his parents in what is now Wellesley Township. There he passed his youth and subsequently settled on a farm near Dorking, the greater part of which he cleared of its virgin forest. He was also a carpenter by trade. He was married to Catherine Ries, in whom he found a willing helpmate and who now survives him. Fourteen children were the issue of their union, eleven of whom are still living, four sons and seven daughters. Of the latter 2 are at Rochester, while 3 of the sons are living in Manitoba and one on the old homestead near Dorking. Deceased was a staunch member of the R.C. church and was highly respected by all. Many of his old neighbors and acquaintances from a distance paid their last respects to his memory by attending the funeral.

      The Elmira Signet 29 Mar 1900

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 15.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Samuel Starr Birth Place: Germany Residence: Wellesley Township Age: 28 Estimated birth year: abt 1833 Father Name: Clemens Mother Name: Maria Ana Ligler Spouse Name: Catherine Reis Spouse's Age: 19 Spouse Birth Place: Baden Germany Spouse residence: Wellesley Township Spouse Father Name: Christian Spouse Mother Name: Francesca Vekenhuir Marriage Date: 2 Apr 1861 Marriage County: Waterloo

    3. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Samuel Starr.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1832 - , Baden, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 1900 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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