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John W. and Leona J. Street Clemens

John Walter Upper Clemens, born 1928, Fort Erie, Ontario; died 1956. He was the 5 Great Grandson of Gerhart Clemens, of Pennsylvania and progenitor of this branch of the Clemens family.

John's direct linage is as follows:
Gerhart Clemens, 1680-1745;
Abraham Reiff Clemens, 1710-1776;
Jacob C. Bachman Clemens, 1756-1816;
Abraham Lederach Clemens, 1781-1845;
Eli Miller Clemens, 1815-1879;
Moses Bowman Clemens, 1846-1919;
Walter Brox Clemens, 1899-1948 and
John Walter Upper Clemens.

In 1809 Abraham Lederach Clemens of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, migrated to Upper Canada. He was John's GG Grandfather and the first of his direct line to migrate to Upper Canada, settling in what is now Cambridge (formerly Preston), Waterloo County, Ontario. Abraham had two sons, Levi and Christian, who later migrated to Michigan, settling in Allegan and Kent Counties. They were GG Uncles of John's and the start of his American Clemens families.

Waterloo County Families
American Clemens Families and Branches
Brox Family
Eaton Family
Burtch & Free Family
Street & Free Family
Sexsmith Family
Reiff / Rife Family
Tober Christopher Family
Tanner Family