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

Amos Shelly[1]

Male 1821 - 1877  (55 years)


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  • Name Amos Shelly 
    Born 15 Apr 1821  , Butler Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1849  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    U. Broth. 
    Eby ID Number 00111-6981 
    Died 8 Feb 1877  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I10687  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Samuel Shelly,   b. 1793, , Butler Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1825, , Butler Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Polly Bechtel,   b. 1798, Of, Butler Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, , Butler Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F3073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Salome Hailer Cook,   b. 24 Jul 1831, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1905, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1 May 1850  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. John Shelly,   b. 17 Mar 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1926  (Age 75 years)
     2. Jacob Cook Shelley,   b. 24 May 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Sidney Shelley,   b. 13 Sep 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1939, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Abraham Shelly,   b. 26 Jul 1856, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Samuel Shelley,   b. 19 Aug 1858, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1939, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Maria Shelly,   b. 25 Aug 1860, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. David C. Shelly,   b. 31 Aug 1862, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1936  (Age 73 years)
     8. Philip Shelly,   b. 17 Oct 1864, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Joseph Shelly,   b. 5 Sep 1866, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Ezra Shelly,   b. 22 Mar 1869, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Lillie Shelly,   b. 15 May 1876, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F3075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Amos Shelly, "was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, April 15th, 1821. On May 1st, 1850, he was married to Salome H. Cook who was born July 24th, 1831. For many years they resided on the farm owned until lately by Andrew Weber where he was engaged in farming. From here they moved to Berlin where he died February 8th, 1877."


      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. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011772-86.
      Samuel Schelly, 28, occ. Laborer, b. Waterloo, res. same, son of Amos and Salome, married Christena Seefeldt, 28, b. Korgenhagen Prussia, res. St. Jacobs, daughter of Carl and Wilhelmina, Witness: Carl and Wilhelmina Seefeldt of St. Jacobs, 28 Nov 1886 at St. Jacobs

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, gives April 10 as birthdate. Eby states 15 Apr.
      Amos SHELY Labourer Birthplace: USA Age 26 Mennonite b. 10-Jan
      Sarah SHELY Birthplace: Canada Age 21 Mennonite b. 19-Aug
      John SHELY Birthplace: Canada F. Age 2 Mennonite b. 10-Oct
      This section gives birthdate

    3. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link , Section H.
      Amos Shelley / born April 1821 / died Feb. 8, 1877 / Salome, his wife / born July 24, 1831 / died Feb. 7, 1905 / John Shelley, their son / born March 17, 1850 / died May 25, 1926 / Amos 4 Chap. V.12 / Prepare to meet thy God O Israel / Shelley

    4. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Amos Schelly, 26, farmer of Waterloo married 1 May 1849 in Greenbush by banns to Sarah Boch (or Koch) 18, of Waterloo, wit: Franz Bossenberger of Waterloo & Isaac McCardy farmer of Dumfries

    5. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 11.

    6. [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..., 443.

    7. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Amos SHELLY, 26, Fanner of Waterloo, to Sara KOCH, 18. Rev. BINDEMANN

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Apr 1821 - , Butler Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1849 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1850 - Greenbush (Kitchener), 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 - U. Broth. - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Feb 1877 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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