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

John S. Roat[1]

Male 1797 - 1854  (57 years)


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  • Name John S. Roat 
    Born 4 Feb 1797  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 003, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Christened 1847  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1847  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1851  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    saddler 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    saddle and harness maker 
    Eby ID Number 00094-5322 
    Died 3 Aug 1854  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 8
    Person ID I2157  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Henry Roat,   b. Abt 1767, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Sauers,   b. 5 Sep 1805, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1830  [2
    Children 
     1. Isaac Roat,   b. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. infancy
     2. Elhannon Roat,   b. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. infancy
     3. Abraham Roat,   b. 16 Aug 1825, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Israel Roat,   b. 23 Jan 1827, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jacob Roat,   b. 9 Nov 1829, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Catharine Roat,   b. 16 Aug 1830, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lydia Roat,   b. 11 Dec 1831, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1835  (Age > 5 years)
     8. John Roat,   b. 29 Nov 1833, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     9. Harriet Roat,   b. 20 Aug 1835, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1853, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     10. Sarah Roat,   b. 25 Jan 1839, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1905  (Age 66 years)
     11. Mary Roat,   b. 8 Sep 1841, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Heinz "Henry" Roat,   b. 10 Sep 1843, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Edwin Roat,   b. 3 Jul 1847, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     14. Hannah Roat,   b. 1 Jan 1849, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Roat, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, about the year 1802. He was the son of Henry Roat whose parents emigrated to Pennsylvania from the Palatinate about the year 1763. While yet a boy he learned the trade of harness making and soon became a renowned expert at his trade. When quite a young man he made up his mind to leave his native state and seek his home elsewhere. Shortly thereafter he bid adieu to his parental home and travelled northward. He came to Canada and finally settled in Berlin, Ontario, where he soon set to work at his trade. His shop was situated a little to the east of the Market Hotel. Here he carried his business until the time of his death which took place in August, 1854. In 1830 he was married to Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Horst) Sauer. She was born September 5th, 1805, and is still living with one of her children. To them was born a family of eleven children of whom the three eldest, namely: Isaac, Elhannon and Lydia died in infancy.


      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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      A-1-43 John S. Roat: Letters of Administration to the Estate of John S. Roat, formerly of Berlin, dec'd, granted the 29 August, 1854 to his widow Sarah, after giving proof that the said John S. Roat died on or about the 3rd August, intestate, and on her giving Bond with two sureties, viz:Joseph E. Schneider, of the same Berlin, Yeoman, and John Scott, of the same place, Esquire, herself as well as Each of her sureties into the sum of £2500/- for her faithful Administration of the said Estate. The inventory rendered amounting to £1526/14/9

      Granted 29 August 1854
      Inventory £1526/14/9

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

  • 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..., 221.

    2. [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..., 187.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 4.
      John S. ROAT Saddler&Harness USA 55 SW b. 4-Feb M Y
      Sarah ROAT USA 47 SW b. 5-Sep F Y
      John ROAT Saddler Canada 19 SW b. 27-Nov M
      Heriat ROAT Canada 17 SW b. 20-Aug F Sarah ROAT
      Canada 12 SW b. 25-Jan F Poly ROAT Canada 9 SW b. 8-Sep F
      Henry ROAT Canada 8 SW b. 10-Sep M
      Edwin ROAT Canada 6 SW b. 3-Jul M
      Hana ROAT Canada 3 SW b. 1-Jan F
      John WISSLER Saddler USA 18 Baptist b. 8-Aug M
      Jacob SOURES Gentleman USA 77 Lutheran b. 6-Mar M W

    4. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 43.

    5. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian), pg 3.
      by Pastor John Harbin

    6. [S2070] Directory - Ontario Directory for 1851.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 4.

    8. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Letters of Administration of John S. Roat 29 Aug 1854 A-1-43.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1797 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1847 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1847 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - saddler - 1851 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - saddle and harness maker - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 1854 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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