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

Catharine Shirk[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Female 1798 - 1882  (84 years)


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  • Name Catharine Shirk 
    Born 11 Feb 1798  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Catharine Brubacher 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5638 
    Died 8 Oct 1882  near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Buried 11 Oct 1882  First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 13
    Person ID I4480  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Joseph Sherk,   b. Abt 1768, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Betzner,   b. Abt 1768, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Joseph Schoerg,   b. 3 Feb 1769, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1855, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Betzner,   b. Abt 1773, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deacon John E. Brubacher,   b. 11 Jul 1793, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1817  [1, 5, 8
    Children 
     1. Jacob Brubacher,   b. 9 Apr 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1896, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Susannah Brubacher,   b. 28 Jun 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1891, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Elizabeth Brubacher,   b. 13 Dec 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1899, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. John E. Brubacher,   b. 9 Aug 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1902, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Henry Brubacher,   b. 12 Feb 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1893, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Joseph Brubacher,   b. 27 Oct 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     7. Christian Brubacher,   b. 27 Apr 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     8. Samuel S. Brubacher,   b. 4 Jan 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     9. Magdalena Brubacher,   b. 14 Jan 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1831  (Age 0 years)
     10. Anna "Nancy" Brubacher,   b. 19 Sep 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1870, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     11. Magdalena Brubacher,   b. 10 Mar 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1915  (Age 81 years)
     12. Mary Brubacher,   b. 29 Aug 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     13. Catharine Brubacher,   b. 5 Jul 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     14. Benjamin S. Brubacher,   b. 24 Apr 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     15. Veronica Brubacher,   b. 16 May 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1798 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Oct 1882 - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Catharine Shirk, "was born February 11th, 1798. She was married to Deacon John Brubacher. They resided near Berlin where they both died. She died October 8th, 1882"


      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. [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..., 345.

    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..., 241.

    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..., 38.

    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..., 268.

    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..., 616-617.

    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..., 600.

    7. [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..., 238.

    8. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Nov 15, 1882.
      Obituary of Catharine Sherk

    9. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div 1 pg 1.

    10. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 68.

    11. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 7.

    12. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div 1 Pg 1.
      Fred Hohenstein Farmer Germany Baptist 35 Male absent
      El. Hohenstein Germany Baptist 33 Male absent
      Fred Hohenstein New York Baptist 11
      J. Hohenstein UC Baptist 8
      El. Hohenstein UC Baptist 3
      Hen. Hohenstein UC Baptist 1860
      El. Derbecker Servant Germany LU 26

    13. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.