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

Elizabeth Sherk[1]

Female 1845 - 1934  (89 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Sherk 
    Born 27 Jul 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Female 
    Name Elizabeth Gingrich 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1866  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5647 
    Died 12 Nov 1934  [5, 9
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I4498  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Rev. David Sherk,   b. 9 Sep 1801, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1882, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth B. Betzner,   b. 10 May 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1894, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1827  [1, 14
    Family ID F1423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Jacob B. Gingrich,   b. 13 Jun 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1920  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12, 13, 15
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Gingrich,   b. 2 Jan 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1945, near, Biglerville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. John S. Gingrich,   b. 23 Oct 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Enoch S. Gingrich,   b. 8 Mar 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1961, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Norman S. Gingrich,   b. 1873, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1947, Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Dilman S. Gingrich,   b. 8 Oct 1875, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1957, Near Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Elizabeth Ann Gingrich,   b. 1876, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Nancy S. Gingrich,   b. 2 Dec 1878, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1954, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Jacob S. Gingrich,   b. 1881, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Samuel S. Gingrich,   b. 22 Aug 1883, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1904, Red Deer, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     10. Barbara Elsina Gingrich,   b. 29 Oct 1885, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Shirk, "was born July 27th, 1845. She was married to Rev. Jacob B. Gingerich and resides on part of the old "Sherk Homestead." To them were born ten children"


      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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      Gingrich. - Elizabeth Sherk, wife of the late Jacob B. Gingrich, was born July 27, 1845; died Nov. 12, 1934; aged 89 y. 3 m. 15 d. She became a member of the Mennonite Church in her early years. She was married to Jacob B. Gingrich in 1866, who was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church 12 years later and who preceded her in death in the year 1920. To this union were born 10 children: Mary (Mrs. Martin Boyer), John (who died in infancy), Enoch, Norman, Dilman, Elizabeth (Mrs. W. K. Jacobs), Nancy (Mrs. Levi Hostetler), Jacob, Samuel (died in 1904), Barbara (died, 1911) ; also 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren living.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 35 - November 29, 1934 - pages 754,755

  • 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..., 247.

    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..., 240.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-3 Page 4.

    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..., 693.

    5. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Gingrich/ Jacob B. Gingrich/ born June 13, 1840/ died Oct. 11, 1920/ aged 80 years/ was ordained Minister in 1878/ Elizabeth Sherk/ his wife/ born July 27, 1845/ died Nov. 12, 1934/ aged 89 years

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 Pg 27.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob Gingrich Birth Place: Waterloo RESIDENCE: Waterloo Age: 25 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841 Father Name: John Gingrich Mother Name: Anna Gingrich Spouse Name: Elizabeth Sherk Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845 Spouse Birth Place: Waterloo Spouse Residence: Waterloo Spouse Father Name: David Sherk Spouse Mother Name: Elizabeth Sherk Marriage Date: 9 Dec 1866 Marriage County: Waterloo

    8. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 27.

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Elizabeth Sherk - November 29, 1934.

    10. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 11.

    11. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 4 Page 25.

    12. [S2575] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 3 Page 7.

    13. [S2767] aaaWaterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 2 Page 49.

    14. [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..., 239.

    15. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, November 25, 1920.
      Obituary of Jacob B. Gingerich

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Dec 1866 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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