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

Mathias Scheirich

Male 1751 - 1835  (83 years)


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  • Name Mathias Scheirich 
    Born 6 Dec 1751  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 051, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number 00100-5559 
    Died 6 Feb 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I10460  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Family Catharine Mooney,   b. 1762,   d. 10 Dec 1825  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Scheirich,   b. , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Maria "Maria" Scheirich,   b. Oct 1784, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     3. John Scheirich,   b. 4 Aug 1787, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1862, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. David Scheirich,   b. 24 Dec 1790, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1862  (Age 71 years)
     5. Catharine Scheirich,   b. 18 Mar 1793, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1857  (Age 64 years)
     6. Elizabeth Scheirich,   b. 26 May 1795, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1866  (Age 71 years)
     7. Eva Scheirich,   b. 16 Nov 1799, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1841, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     8. Veronica Scheirich,   b. Abt 1804, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mathias Scheirich, "the ancestor of the family, was a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was born December 6th, 1751. In 1805 he emigrated to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, nearly two miles south of Berlin. His old homestead is now possessed by George Histand. He was married to Catharine Mooney who was born in 1762 and died December 10th, 1825. He died February 6th, 1835. They had a family of eight (maybe they had more than 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.].

  • 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..., 225.

    2. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      to the memory of / Matthias / Shiry / died / Feb. the 6, 1835 / aged 83 years / 2 months

    3. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 45.

    4. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 25 Feb 1836:24.
      In the vicinity of this city, Matthias Scheirich died at the age of 82 years, 3 months. He leaves behind many friends. R.I.P. 13 Feb 1836
      Death date differs from Eby's work which states 6 Feb 1835

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Dec 1751 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 051, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Feb 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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