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

Elizabeth Herber[1, 2, 3]

Female 1830 - 1918  (88 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Herber 
    Born 6 Jan 1830  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1831  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigration 1832  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Name Elizabeth Hahn 
    Residence 1849  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-327010 
    Died 1 Jun 1918  [10
    Buried Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Petersburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I327010  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Father Henry Jacob Herber,   b. 11 Apr 1796, Schweinsberg, Kurfurstenthum, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Catharina Nicholi,   b. CALC 20 Dec 1797, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1834, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Family ID F8859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johann George "George" Hahn,   b. CALC 7 Oct 1819, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1889, near, Bamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1849  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. William Hahn,   b. 4 Feb 1850, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1910  (Age 60 years)
     2. Louis Hahn,   b. 23 Jan 1852, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1945  (Age 93 years)
     3. Jacob Hahn,   b. 14 Feb 1854, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 91 years)
     4. Henry Hahn,   b. 13 Feb 1856, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1937, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. John Hahn,   b. 1857, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George H. Hahn,   b. 12 Aug 1860, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Hahn,   b. 15 Sep 1862, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1955  (Age 92 years)
     8. Christina Hahn,   b. 1864, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Ernst Hahn,   b. 1868, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Conrad Hahn,   b. 23 Jan 1868, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Andrew Hahn,   b. 22 Nov 1871, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F244966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She [Elizabeth Herber] came to Canada at the age of 3 years with her parents, Heinrich Jacob Herber (1796-1866) & Catherina Nicholi ( 1797-1834) and her brother, William. Elizabeth's mother Catherine, died shortly after arriving in Canada -25 February 1834 at the age of 36 years , 2 months and 5 days. She was buried in the then named Berlin graveyard 26 February, 1834.

      Elizabeth's father, Heinrich, was born 11 April, 1796 in Schweinsberg/Kurfurstenthum Hesson, Germany. He died 11 May May 1866 at the age of 70 years 1 month.

      Elizabeth's father went looking for someone to help raise his children. He asked a local farmer for one of his daughters to help. Heinrich married the farmer's daughter, Louise Schaeffer and I was told they had 8 children together. ...

      Elizabeth reportedly spoke only German. She never wore a coat and instead wore a heavy shawl with a bonnet. In the spring she wore a lighter shawl. She dressed in full long skirts with pockets.

      She knit stockings, mitts, hats for the entire family and in later years gave these to neighbours. Her knitting was apparently quite fancy. She had dark brown hair which never turned totally white. She regularly attended the Lutheran church. She died in her daughter's home (Mary Heimpel) in Petersburg on 3 June 1918.

      Email Dianne Wittig 2019

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Verna Hahn Born: 10 May 1891 County: Waterloo Father: George Hahn Mother: Marria Bowman

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Conrad Hahn Born: Wellesley Tp Ont Age: 27 Born: abt 1867 Father: George Hahn Mother: Eliza Hahn Spouse: Emma Stotz Age: 31 Born: abt 1863 born: Wellesley Tp Ont Father: August Stotz Mother: Eliza Stotz married 3 Oct 1894 married: Waterloo, Elmira

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Andrew Hahn Born: Wellesley Township Age: 25 Born: abt 1872 Father: George Mother: Elizabeth Spouse: Elma Schweitzer Age: 20 Born: abt 1877 born: Mannheim Father: Jacob Mother: Dora married 7 Apr 1897 married: Waterloo Township

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-3 Page 8.

    5. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 1 Page 51.

    6. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John George Hahn, 29y, farmer of Waterloo married 1 Feb 1849 in Greenbush by banns to Elisabeth Herber, 19, of Wilmot, wit: Adam Hahn - labourer of Waterloo & Wilhelm Klagholz labourer of Waterloo

    7. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 11 Page 1.

    8. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 72.

    9. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 12 Page 77.

    10. [S183] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Emmanuel Evangelical Petersburg CC#4556 Internet Link.
      HAHN/ Elizabeth HERBER/ wife of/ George HAHN/ Jan. 6, 1830 - June 1, 1918/ aged 88 yrs. 4 mos. 25 days/ Resting in peace

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp. report 127.
      John George Hahn, 29, Farmer of Waterloo, married to Elisabeth Herber, 19

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jan 1830 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1831 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1832 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1849 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Feb 1849 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Petersburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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