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

Christian Strome[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1778 - 1850  (71 years)


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  • Name Christian Strome 
    Born 14 Jul 1778  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 09, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00120-7460 
    Died 1 May 1850  [7, 8, 10
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I20602  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Jacob Strohm,   b. CA 1743, Of, Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Eva Seraphine Bliehm,   b. 6 May 1743,   d. 6 Apr 1829  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F5106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Bowman,   b. Abt 1778, of, Waterloo Twp., Region of Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F4446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Rutt,   b. 8 Apr 1776, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1831  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Strome,   b. 25 Aug 1802, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Maria Strome,   b. 18 Jan 1803, of, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1838, West Dumfries, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. Eva Strome,   b. 9 Sep 1805, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Nancy Strome,   b. 1 Jan 1807, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. John R. Strome,   b. 12 Feb 1810, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1865, Fisher Mills, (Cambridge) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. Salome "Sallie" Strome,   b. 6 Mar 1816, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1842  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F5107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Veronica "Fanny" Bechtel,   b. 17 Feb 1794, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1879, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F3331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christian Strome, "son of Jacob Strohm, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, July 14th 1778. He came to Canada in 1810 and settled in Waterloo County, near Hespeler. He was married to Mary Rutt who was born April 10th, 1776, and died June 8th, 1831. After her decease he was married to Veronica Clemens, widow of Nathan Clemens. He died May 1st, 1850. His family consisted of six children, all of his first wife.


      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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      About the year 1822, Joseph Oberholtzer, a sawyer, and Cornelius Pannabecker, a blacksmith, both sound men, had come to the conclusion that, having regard to the fact that so many new buildings were being put up by the settlers, a saw mill in this locality would pay.

      In 1823, Joseph Oberholtzer bought from Christian Strome (Strohm) 24 acres of land lying both sides of the River Speed at some distance below the present D. W. & W. Buildings and on it they erected a small saw mill building, installed sawing machinery and built a dam on the Speed to furnish power to operate it.

      After it had been in operation for a time they discovered to their sorrow that their mill was not big enough to handle the huge logs the farmers were hauling in to be sawn, and so, later, when their frail dam went out in a flood it was not replaced; They salvaged what they could and wrote off the rest to profit and loss. They had made the mistake of building too small and they paid the shot.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • 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..., Page 527.

    2. [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..., 200.

    3. [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..., 395.

    4. [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..., 405.

    5. [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..., 753.

    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..., 195.

    7. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Clemens Bible.
      Abraham C. Clemens was born the 7th February 1803 and died 28th day of August 1872, aged 69 years, 6 months, and 21 days. Christian Strome was born 14th July 1778 and died 1st May 1850 aged 71 years, 9 months, and 17 days. Maria Strome was born the 8th day of April 1876 and died 8th day of June 1831 aged 55 years, 2 months. Eva Srome, mother of Christian Strome, was born 6th of June ? 1743, died 6 April 1829 aged 85 years 11 months

    8. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      In memory of / Christian Strome / born July 14th / 1778 / died May 1st / 1850 / aged 72 years 17 days

    9. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 56.

    10. [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..., 528.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1778 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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