John Frederick Poapst
Other names for John were John Frederick Papst, Johannes Frederick Poapst and John T. Poapst.
Source: Family records of Lorna (Wallace) Johnson. Lorna Wallace family tree has only "John Poapst, Canada?"
Rosemary Benson has born in Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario. A Poapst family Bible has Nov. 9th, 1795 but also has the surname as "Popps."
Godparents at baptism were Johannes Pabst and Maria Feverle.
Photo of gravestone at http://www.myfamily.com/isapi.dll/c/content/f/viewproperty/siteid/54C*CM/contentclass/PICT/contentid/ZZZZZXX8/propertyname/Original/~/John_F._Poapst_and_Margaret_headstone.jpg reads:
Noted events in his life were:
• Enlisted or Promoted: Ensign in the Stormont 1st Regiment of the militia, 1 Feb 1838, Stormont, Eastern District (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada. 10
• Census: Canada, 1851, Cornwall Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. 11 John Popst, Male, 56, est. birth year 1795, born Canada.
• Census: Canada, 1861, Cornwall Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Canada West (Ontario), Canada. John Poapst, Male, 66, Widowed, Religion Universalist, birthplace Upper Canada
• Religion: Universalist, 1861.
• Probate (?): by his devise Ephraim Poapst, 8 Oct 1867.
John married Margaret Wood, daughter of Lt. Col. Roger Wood (U.E.L.) and Margaret Drew, on 14 Jan 1819 in Osnabruck Twp, Stormont, Eastern District (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada. (Margaret Wood was born about 1799 in <Gananoque, Leeds (Leeds and Grenville)>, Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada, died on 18 Apr 1858 in Osnabruck Centre, Osnabruck Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Canada West (Ontario), Canada 12 and was buried in Poapst Homestead (Willis United Cemetery), Lunenburg, Osnabruck (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada 9.)
Another source has married in 1828.
1 Johnson, DeWayne B. and Lorna Wallace Johnson, Johnson/Wallace Family Tree.
2 Website - Genealogy, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2591631&id=I530974275 (Rosemary Benson).
3 Website - Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poaps/FamilyTree.htm.
4 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2591631&id=I530974275 (Rosemary Benson).
5 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3047155&id=I582489034 (Rosemary Benson).
6 Web - Message Boards, Discussion Groups, Email, Email from George Cloakey 21 Dec 2009.
7 Website - Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poaps/Notices.htm.
8 Website - Genealogy, http://www.myfamily.com/isapi.dll/c/content/f/viewproperty/siteid/54C*CM/contentclass/PICT/contentid/ZZZZZXX8/propertyname/Original/~/John_F._Poapst_and_Margaret_headstone.jpg.
9 Website:, http://www3.bell.net/gaylesen/cemeteries1.html Transcription of gravestones at Willis United Cemetery.
10 Pringle, J. F, Lunenburgh or the Old Eastern District: Its Settlement and Early Progress (Cornwall, Ontario: Standard Printing House, 1890.), p. 275.
11 http://www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MWW4-WGG/p_167330482.
<Poaps, Richard A. "Sam">, Papst and Smiley Family History (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poaps/FamilyTree.htm), http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poaps/Notices.htm.