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

Rev. John Weber[1, 2]

Male 1786 - 1854  (67 years)


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  • Name John Weber 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 20 Mar 1786  Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, religion, pioneer 
    Name Johann Weber 
    Name Johannes Weber 
    Eby ID Number 00127-7678 
    Died 21 Jan 1854  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I17699  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Peter Weber,   b. 1760, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Wenger,   b. Abt 1760, Of, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine (Katherina) Gehman,   b. 11 Mar 1782, Of, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1864  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1806  [3
    Children 
     1. Veronica Weber,   b. 19 Jul 1808, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     2. Joel Weber,   b. 4 Oct 1809, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1834  (Age 24 years)
     3. Peter Weber,   b. 10 Dec 1810, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1876  (Age 65 years)
     4. Catherine Weber,   b. 28 Apr 1812, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1890, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Anna Weber,   b. 3 Jun 1814, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Lydia Weber,   b. 8 Sep 1816, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1857  (Age 41 years)
     7. John M. C. Weber,   b. 17 Feb 1818, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1908, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F4612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Weber," the eldest son of Peter and Elizabeth (Wenger) Weber, was born March 20th, 1786, and was married, March 18th, 1806, to Catherine, daughter of Benjamin Gehman. She was born March 11th, 1782, and died June 2nd 1864. They resided in Earl Township, Lancaster County, until 1825 when they moved to Canada. They left their home April 7th, and arrived at the farm now possessed by Joseph M. Brubacher, two miles north-east of the town of Waterloo, on the 26th day of the same month. Shortly after their arrival they located on a farm in the township of Woolwich, about one mile south of Conestogo. The farm is now possessed by Aaron Sheifley. Here old John Weber resided until his death which took place January 21st, 1854. Mr Weber was a deacon of the Mennonite body when he came to Canada. In July, 1833, he was ordained at the Martin Mennonite Meeting House as minister of the Mennonites by Bishop Benjamin Eby. He was considered a good speaker and ranked among the foremost of the ministers of his day. Their family consisted of ten children, all born in Pennsylvania. The names of three of the children are not given, they died when quite young, none being more than five days old. Those whose names were given were as follows:"


      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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      Martin Meeting House

      According to Isaac Horst, "Martins meeting house was the first of the Old Order places of worship to be built. A meeting house is reported to have been built in 1830; burial was begun in the adjoining cemetery in 1831. Martins was aptly named. The first three bishops of the area were Martins, all descended from the pioneer, Peter Martin. The land on which the house stands was formerly owned by Martins (1979: 376)." Peter Martin, Jr. purchased 220 acres of land from his brother, Henry Martin, on May 8, 1824. Apparently he set aside four acres for a meeting house and burying ground at that time. The first burial is reported to have been that of Peter Martin, Sr., who died March 2, 1831. The meeting house was enlarged in 1900.

      John Weber was the first minister, followed by Abraham W. Martin, Samuel Weber, Paul Martin, Tobias Martin and Urias Martin. At one time surrounded by countryside, the meeting house and cemetery are now completely encircled by the commercial development brought about by the rapid expansion northward of the city of Waterloo.


      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900
      By Rosemary Ambrose

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      John Weber: Last Will and Testament of John Weber of the Township of Woolwich, in the united Counties of Wellington, Waterloo and Grey, Yeoman.

      …I John Weber, of the Township of Woolwich, Yeoman, do make and consitute these presents, dated the thirtieth day of August 1852, my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and declaring null and void all other Will or Wills which I ever before have made and may have made, and desiring and ordaining, that with my worldly property, it shall after my demise be held and done as follows Having disposed of the whole of my real estate to my son in law, David Gingrich, by a certain indenture I do hereby authorize and empower my Executors to issue, execute and deliver to him or to his heirs and assigns, good and sufficient Deed or Deeds, of conveyance for the same, as soon as the terms and conditions of the sale, as stated in the said Indenture shall have been fully complied with. I also hereby request, authorize and empower them to have and cause the said Indenture, of which there is a copy in my possession, to be fully carried out in all its bearings, to enforce the payments to be made, and receive - also distribute the monies mentioned and specified therein, as also all other monies, notes, bills, accounts, charges and dues owing and do to me as well as owing and due by me. I request and empower them, after the demise of both myself and my wife or widow, to sell all our personal effects and distribute the proceeds thereof, amongst all my legal heirs viz. my children or the bodily issue left by them…except my son Peter Weber, now residing in some one of the United States, who is to have one pound five shillings more than any of the rest, and except my daughter Anna Weber, to whom shall be given the Book in my possession called the Martyred S[piegel [The Martyed Spiegel is a book that was part of every Mennonite and Amish home, telling about the Martyres and faith.] I nominate, and appoint my beloved and trusty friend David Musselman, of Woolwich Township, Yeoman, and Christian G. Martin of the Township of Waterloo, my Executors…my children and heirs, I especially commend to their care and kindness…[and] my said beloved widow and my sickly daughter Anne. The farm for which they are desired to give deed to said Gingrich, his heirs and assigns composed of One hundred and sixteen acres of Lot number Two, and ten acres of Lot number One of the German Company Tract, of Woolwich Township. Concerning my sickly daughter Anna Weber it is to be understood that she is to have draw and receive annually, during the whole of her lifetime, the interest of Two Hundred Pounds of lawful money of Canada, to be paid to her by my son-in-law David Gingrich, just in accordance with a certain Indenture between us…

      Witnessed by David Good and Christian Martin
      Will Dated 30th August 1852
      Proved and insinuated the 9th February 1854
      Inventory £119/17/3

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber. A-1-25

  • 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..., 690.

    2. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      John's name is given twice on tombstones as Johann

    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..., 570.

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1786 - Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jan 1854 - Woolwich 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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