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27001 Snider. - Mary Ann (Shantz) Snider, daughter of Mrs. Veronica Shantz and the late Wm. Shantz, was born Dec. 28, 1905; died at her home near Petersburg, Ont., Sept. 11, 1928; aged 22 y. 8 m. 14 d. She was sick for only 1 week. Death was due to peritonitis. She united with the Mennonite Church about nine years ago and remained faithful until death. She was united in marriage to Leonard G. Snider on Nov. 10, 1926. She is survived by her husband, her mother, one sister, Seleda, and two brothers, Oliver and Orville. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 14 at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by Bros. Manassah Hallman and J. W. Witmer. Interment in the Waterloo Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 27 - October 4, 1928 - Page 559 
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27002 WEBER. - On Aug. 17, 1899, about one mile north of Waterloo, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Sister Mary Ann, beloved wife of Joseph S. Weber, and oldest daughter of Henry B. Shantz. Her age was 34 years, 8 months and 5 days. She died at the "Berlin-Waterloo Hospital" from the effects of an internal rupture. Signs of her departure manifested itself shortly before she died, time, however, being permitted for her children to come and give her good-bye. By her request her brother was also summoned from his occupation to meet her once more and she pointed him earnestly to Christ for the hope of a glorious hereafter. She arranged for the ministers to preach at her funeral, and gave instruction to warn the people of pride and vanity. She will be greatly missed by her nine children and loving husband, besides the Mennonite Church and neighborhood, where she was a willing helper. Funeral at Martin's M. H. was largely attended, the house being filled; the school house opposite the road also being filled. Service at the church by Bro. Jonas Snyder, (text, Luke 10:42), and Bro. E. S. Hallman, Text, Phil. 1:23. The service at the school house was held by the brethren, Samuel S. Bowman and Jacob Woolner, Jr.1a

1aHerald Truth (Gospel Herald) on Sept. 15, 1899, p. 283:  
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27003 Cressman.- Mary Ann, daughter of Norman and Emma Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Jan. 13, 1897, died at her home in Cambridge, Ont., Nov. 20, 1979; aged 82 y. On Jan. 4, 1922, she was married to Omar Cressman, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Clayton), one daughter (Ethel-Mrs. Lyle Woolner), 4 sisters (Iona Leis, Reta Gingerich, Edith Nahrgang, and Erlene Leis), 4 brothers (Elmon, Irvin, Layton, and Delton), 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Preston Mennonite Church, where the funeral service was held on Nov. 22, in charge of Willis Breckbill; interment in the Blenheim Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 2 - January 8, 1980, page 30. 
Mary Anne Shantz
 
27004 Mary Shantz, "was born Octoer 6th, 1847. On December 13th 1870, she was married to Martin B. Snyder. .."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Snyder. - Mary Snyder (nee Shantz) was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 6, 1847; died at her home in Waterloo Nov. 25, 1921; aged 74 y. 1 m. 19 d. She united in marriage with Martin B. Snyder, who preceded her about 5 years ago, having born to them a number of grand and great-grandchildren. Sister Snyder united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was faithful unto death, even through her sickness which lasted several months, often with great pain and distress, yet bearing it patiently, being resigned to the Lord saying, Thy will be done. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Lewis S. Weber, and at the Waterloo Church by Bro. Jonas Snider.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 40 - January 5, 1922 - page 783 
Mary B. Shantz
 
27005 Catharine Shantz, "was born April 7th, 1838. She was married to Moses Reist September 5th, 1854, and died March 22nd, 1875."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Catharine "Catherine" Shantz
 
27006 CRESSMAN, Mary Cathrine (nee Shantz) - Peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family, at Fairview Mennonite Home, on Thursday, December 11, 2003, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Horace Cressman. Loving mother of Elaine and her husband John Weber of Petersburg, Mark Cressman and his wife Simone Peta of Waterloo, Brenda and her husband Clare Snider of Elmira, and Mary Jane and her husband Victor Guerin of Toronto. Proud and loving grandmother of Emily Weber, Jill Weber-Friesen and her husband Curwin, Celine, Barrett, Ashley, Chanel, and Sauve Cressman, Julie and her husband Anton Heimpel, Maureen Snider, Matthew, Rachel, and Rebecca Guerin. Mary is also survived by her sisters, Ferne and her husband Merle Yoder of California, and Audrey May of Kitchener. Predeceased by her sisters, Irene and her husband Orton Koch, Edna and her husband Harold Shenk and brothers-in-law, John Feicht and Jack May. Mary was a longtime, active member of Breslau Mennonite Church where she was involved with the WMSC and other programs of the church. Friends are invited to share their memories of Mary with her family for memorial visitation at Breslau Mennonite Church on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. The memorial service to celebrate Mary's life and faith will be held at Breslau Mennonite Church on Monday, December 15, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Darrel Toews presiding. Cremation has taken place. A private interment in the church cemetery will precede the memorial service. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family in the church fellowship hall for refreshments and a time to visit. In Mary's memory, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or Fairview Mennonite Home and can be arranged through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo - 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com1a

1aThe Record 13 Dec 2003 
Mary Cathrine Shantz
 
27007 Hilborn-. M. Edna Shantz, 86, New Hamburg, Ont., died April 21. Spouse: Rae Hilborn. Parents: Bishop B. Benjamin and Myra Snyder Shantz. Children: Carol, Jean, Mary, Dan; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at Nith Valley Mennonite Church, New Hamburg.

The Mennonite, July 20, 2004, pages 25-26, Vol. 7, No. 14. 
Mary Edna "Edna" Shantz
 
27008 WITMER, Mary Emmaleen "Gone to be with her Lord" (August 25, 1921 - November 29, 2012) Passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, at age 91. Beloved wife of the late W. Stewart Witmer (2010) for 63 wonderful years. Loving mother of Paul and Mary Witmer, Elsie and Jim Hochstedler and Esther and Bruce Cressman. Dearly loved grand-mother of Heather and husband Anthony Willemsen, Lorie and husband Mark Cressman, Kevin and Joni Witmer, Andrew and Melissa Cressman, Jonathan Cressman and fiancée Tammy Clement, Mark and Katy Cressman, great-grandmother of Carter and Makenna Cressman, Julia and Evan Willemsen, Nash Witmer and Elizabeth Cressman. Dear sister-in-law of Helen and Joe Burkholder and Bruce and Pat Witmer. She will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. Predeceased by her parents Amos and Emma Shantz, son John Witmer (1959), grandson Jeremy Hochstedler (1983), Gordon and Elizabeth Shantz, Norman and Beatrice Shantz, Irene and Elton Kinzie. Mary was a lifelong resident of Cambridge and an active member of Preston Mennonite Church. She volunteered for Fairview Mennonite Home Auxiliary for 35 years and the Preston Self-Help Store for several years. The family will receive friends at the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME , 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge N3H 3J8 (519-653-3251) on Wednesday, December 5th for visitation from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 6th at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment to follow at Hagey Cemetery. A special thank you to the dedicated staff at Fairview Mennonite Home, for their many years of loving care to both our parents. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Fairview Mennonite Home or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 1 Dec 2012 
Mary Emmaleen Shantz
 
27009 Jutzi.- Mary Magdalena Shantz, daughter of Moses and Catherine (Martin) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Mar. 19, 1923; died of Alzheimer's disease at Cambridge, Ont., Aug. 20, 1989; aged 66. On Oct. 15, 1949, she was married to Wallace Jutzi, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Diane Traendlin and Janice Roth), 2 sons (Cameron and Stewart Jutzi), 8 grandchildren, and one sister (Luella Shantz). She was prececed in death by one brother (Gordon Shantz). She was a member of Nith Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 23, in charge of Amzie Brubacher and Rufus Jutzi; interment in Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 38 - September 19, 1989, page 678
 
Mary Magdalena Shantz
 
27010 Mary S. Shantz, "was born August 12th, 1832. She was married to William Ransom, July 3rd, 1855."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary S. Shantz
 
27011 Mary Shantz, "was born May 9th, 1859. She is married to Noah B. Detweiler. They reside in Buffalo, New York."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary S. Shantz
 
27012 Mary W. Shantz, "the second daughter was born September 20th, 1847. On November 4th, 1867, she was married to John Randall."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary W. Shantz
 
27013 Mary W. Shantz, "was born May 17th, 1858. On April 24th, 1885, she was married to Charles Reichel. They reside about a mile east of Bloomingdale.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary W. Shantz
 
27014 Matilda Shantz, "was born January 6th, 1852. On December 26th, 1871, she was married to George Gehl who was born August 3rd, 1849. They reside near Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Matilda Shantz
 
27015 Matilda Shantz, "was born October 16th, 1860. On February 12th, 1879, she was married to Noah E. Eby, and has a family of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Matilda R. Shantz
 
27016 SHANTZ, Maurice James "Moe" -He died on Thursday, August 21, 2008, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; son, Jim and his wife Heather, and daughter, Cathy McConnell. Grandfather of Michael and Leah Sonnenberg. Brother of Mildred Bullas. Predeceased by his brother, Walter. Maurice was a longtime employee of John Forsyth Company and, in his retired years, he was a shuttle driver for Weiland Ford. In his earlier years, he was known as a good athlete. Maurice was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and also a session, board and choir member. Cremation has taken place. Maurice's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467, from 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., followed by a memorial service to celebrate his life at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Maurice's memorial. "A gentleman and a gentle man"1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 22 Aug 2008 
Maurice Shantz
 
27017 Biehn, Melinda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 7, 1896; died at the Lanigan Union Hospital, Sept. 25, 1964; aged 68 y. 7 m. 18 d. On March 2, 1927, she was married to Aaron B. Biehn, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Beatrice-Mrs. Elmer Sauder, and Donald), 4 brothers and one sister (Ivan, Floyd, Sylvanus, Lloyd, and Serena-Mrs. Clayton Eby). Two sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Sharon Church near Guernsey, Sask. Funeral services were held at the church, in charge of James Mullet.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 42 - October 27, 1964 - pg 943 
Melinda Shantz
 
27018 Shantz, Melvin, 61. Born: Jan. 3, 1930, Waterloo County, Ont., to Levi and Melinda Shantz. Died: July 26, 1991, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Nadine Bradwell Shantz; children: Murray, Dave, Anne Bauman; stepchildren: Stephen Bradwell, Jennifer Bradwell; brothers and sisters: Noah, Urias, Orvie, Aden, Nancy Martin, Annie Gingrich; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alice (Martin) Shantz (first wife). Funeral and burial: July 30, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Willard Metzger.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 5 - February 4, 1992 - page 14. 
Melvin M. Shantz
 
27019 Menno D. Shantz, "was born November 3rd, 1844. On December 30th, 1873, he was married to Elizabeth Histand who was born October 6th, 1846. They reside at Baden, Ontario, and have a family of four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Menno D. Shantz
 
27020 Menno E. Shantz, "was born March 11th, 1841. On September 18th, 1864, he was married to Barbara Rudy. They reside in Wilmot Township, about a mile east of Petersburg, Ontario, where he is the owner of two farms. His family consists of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Menno E. Shantz
 
27021 Menno K. Shantz, "was born January 31st, 1849, and died July 6th, 1888. He was not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Menno K. Shantz
 
27022 Shantz, -- Menno M., third son of Henry and Veronica (Martin) Shantz, was born in 1883; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Nov. 2, 1954; aged 71 years. In Sept. 1907, he was married to Esther Wismer who preceded him in death in March, 1947. He is survived by 3 sons (John, Ervin, and Samuel, all farming near Ayr, Ont.), 4 daughters (Estelle of St. George, Ont.; Ella--Mrs. Burns of Galt, Ont.; Marion--Mrs. Linsman of Kitchener, Ont., and Doris--Mrs. Weicker of New Hamburg, Ont.), and 3 brothers (Levi and Noah of Braeside Home, Preston, Ont,. And Amos of Ayr, Ont.). Four children also preceded him (Menno, Peter, Willard, and Reta--Mrs. Horsfall). Services were held at the Roseville Mennonite Church, Roseville, Ont., where he was a member since youth. Moses S. Bowman and Moses Roth conducted the services. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 1 - January 4, 1955 --- page 22, 23 
Menno M. Shantz
 
27023 Image from Mennonite Archives of Ontario Menno M. Shantz
 
27024 Menno M. Shantz, "was born April 4th, 1850. On November 27th, 1877, he was married to Susannah Bowman who was born April 23rd, 1859. They reside near New Dundee where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SHANTZ. - Bro. Menno M. Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 4, 1850, died at his home in Kitchener, Ont., dec. 11, 1917; aged 67y. 8m. 7d. On Nov. 27, 1877, he was united in marriage with Susannah Bowman, to which union were born 4 sons, and 2 daughters, 4 of those survive. In August, 1878, he was received into the Mennonite church, of which he has remained a faithful member till his death. Funeral Dec. 15 at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, conducted by the brethren, David Wismer and U.K. Weber. Text, I John 2:17. His body was laid to rest in the Breslau cemetery.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume X, Number 41 - January 10, 1918 - Pages 759, 760 
Menno M. Shantz
 
27025 Menno S. Shantz, "the third son, was born October 11th, 1852. On April 12th, 1876, he was married to Lydia, daughter of David and Hannah (Kolb) Bricker. She was born April 17th, 1851. He is a miller by trade but at present he resides in Berlin where he is engaged in the livery business. Their family consists of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Shantz.-Menno S., son of the late Moses and Susannah Shantz, was born near Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 11, 1852; died at the Kitchener & Waterloo Hospital Jan. 4, 1937; aged 84 y. 2 m. 24 d. On April 12, 1876, he was United in holy marriage to Lydia Bricker who remains to mourn her loss. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter (Abner of Waterloo, Melvin of Detroit, Mrs. C. F. Gibbs of Toronto, and Pearlous who predeceased his father in death 26 years ago). 4 grandchildren also survive, along with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He was baptized and received into Mennonite Church fellowship a few weeks before his death. We praise the Lord for his testimony of faith before he passed on. Funeral services were held at Ratz and Bechtel Funeral Home. Services conducted by J. B. Martin. Text, John 6:68.2a

2aGospel Herald, March 18, 1937 - Vol. XXIX, No.51 - page 1086, 1087 
Menno S. Shantz
 
27026 Menno S. Shantz, "was born April 16th, 1836. On November 9th, 1858, he was married to Elizabeth Schneider who was born November 29th, 1836, and died January 28th, 1893. On December 2nd, 1894, he was again married to Leah Musselman, widow of the late Absalom Martin. She was born May 3rd, 1844. After his first marriage he resided on the farm now in possession of Paul M. Martin, his son-in-law, where he resided until 1893, then moved on the old 'John Sitler Farm' where he still lives retired. In November, 1874, he was ordained at the David Eby Meeting House as deacon of the Mennonite Church for the Eby, Martin and Conestogo fields of labor, a position which he still holds. To him and his first wife were born eleven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Erb Street (David Eby) Mennonite Church

Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).
Due to a difference of opinion in the David Eby congregation, Sunday School classes were held at first in a private home, that of Levi Groff, beginning in 1887. The dissension which resulted culminated in a division in the church in 1889; the minister, Elias Schneider, and the deacon, Menno S. Shantz, left the church and joined with the Old Order Mennonites of Woolwich Township. The following year, 1890, saw the commencement of "Edification Meetings", which were held in the homes of members of the David Eby congregation. These meetings later became the Young People's Bible Meetings.
By the beginning of the twentieth century, it was recognized that the church building was either in need of repair or in need of complete replacement. Consideration was given to building a new church on the same site or on a site on King Street North. A decision was made to accept from Samuel S. Snider the donation of a parcel of land which was also on Erb Street, but nearer town. Excavation of the foundation for the new church began in the Spring of 1902. A dedication service was held on August 17, 1902. A parsonage was built in 1929 on land donated by Herbert Snider, the son of Samuel Snider. The church building was renovated and enlarged in 1949-1950; a dedication service was held on April 9, 1950. Further renovations were made in 1974.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Deacon Menno S. Shantz
 
27027 Menno W. Shantz, "was born May 26th, 1869. He is unmarried and resides in Woolwich Township where he has his home with Mr. Peter Ziegler."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz.--Menno Shantz was born at Waterloo, Ont., 1869; died very suddenly while at work of heart failure, June 16, 1927. In his young manhood he was married to Rebecca Brubacher. 9 children came to bless this union,--Barbara, Johnnie, and Nancy dying in infancy, Maryann and Susanna at the age of 21, 3 boys (Abram, Dan, and Edward) and 1 daughter (Hannah) remain with the devoted wife and mother to mourn the loss of a kind loving husband and father; also 2 brothers (Jacob and Daniel) two sisters (Mrs. Esther Bauman and Mrs. Barbara Allemom) remain. A large number of relatives and friends were gathered together to pay their last respects to the departed. He was buried at the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member since his youth. Henry Brenneman conducted the services. Once more we were made to see that our life is as the grass in the morning it is flourishing and in the evening cut and withered away. We must all appear in the presence of God to give an account of our deeds whether they be good or evil.2a

2aHerald - Volume XX, Number 13 - June 30, 1927, pages 303, 304 
Menno W. Shantz
 
27028 SHANTZ, Merle (Rev.)

At Cambridge, on Monday, June 19, 1989, in his 87th year. Husband of Pheobe (Bengtson), father of Margaret, Stephen, John, Ruth and Edith Ann; brother of June and Jean. Predeceased by his first wife, Mildred (George). During his active life, Mr. Shantz was a tireless worker for the cause of Christ, whom he loved. In more recent times he served as pastor of Old Windham United Church, Simcoe and of Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge. A private family graveside service, will be followed by a memorial service, at Fairview Apartments, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge, on Wednesday, June 21, 1989, at 7 p.m., to which the public is cordially invited.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jon 1989 pg A11 
Rev. Merle Shantz
 
27029 BULLAS, Mildred Grace 1919 - 2011 Passed away peacefully at Highland Place, Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the age of 92. Mildred was a descendant of the Joseph Schneider Haus. Survived by son David Fromer and wife Elizabeth and daughter Martha and husband Harold Schwartzenberg; two step-sons, Tom and Joe Bullas; three granddaughters, Liza, Sarah and Robin; and three great-grand-children Noah, Samson and Ever Grace. Predeceased by husbands, Roy Fromer and Humphrey Bullas; two brothers, Walter and Maurice Shantz and parents, Laura Hood and Addison Shantz. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service from Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home will be announced at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Charity of choice. "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven; a time to be born and a time to die, a time to weep and a time to laugh." - Eccl. 3:1-4 Online condolences may be sent through www.schreitersandrock funeralhome.com

Waterloo Region Record 26 May 2011 
Mildred Grace Shantz
 
27030 Milo Shantz
From The Waterloo Way Wiki

Milo Shantz was born in the New Hamburg, Ontario in 1932 and was raised by hard working, industrious Mennonite parents. From a young age, Shantz showed a entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take risk. At the age of 13, he started buying and selling pigs, and at the age of 21, along with a partner, bought 500 commercial meat turkeys. By 1958, he had made it a family business with his father and brother, and involved employees as shareholders. Shantz' early involvement in the poultry business led to the development of Hybrid Turkeys in 1970, with which he was actively involved with until 1981 when the company was sold to British Petroleum. Today, the company is one of the two major turkey breeding companies worldwide with 14 farms, two hatcheries and affiliate operations in Brazil, Hungary and Ireland.
In 1975, Shantz had a local investment in Hoffman Meats Ltd., buying the Hog Processing company along with Don Martin and Mark Hoffman as partners. The company was later sold to Gainers Inc., a meat packing conglomerate.
Soon in 1981, Milo Shantz founded the Mercedes Corporation, while the village was in somewhat of a state of disrepair. Shantz' interest in the village of St. Jacobs began with the opening of the Stone Crock Restaurant which was a former Zehrs. In the following twenty-five years, Shantz' involvements, through various companies and shareholder groups, have been extensive. The most notable of these include the St. Jacobs and Waterloo Farmers' Markets, the Ontario Livestock Exchange, the St. Jacobs Outlet Mall, a number of rental properties, and six long-term care homes for the elderly. Shantz vision has put St. Jacobs on the international tourism map. People were streaming to St. Jacobs to
learn about Old Order Mennonites and to learn more about their beliefs and theology. The more visitors who flocked in, the more opportunity there clearly was for re-adaptive use of old structures, redevelopment, and turning St. Jacobs into a countryside destination. By 1988, Mercedes Corporation and Stone Crock Inc., owned 17 of the 36 commercial properties in or around St. Jacobs. Mercedes with real estate assets of $27 million, had revenues of $16.4 million.
Then in 1997 Mercedes was sold to Consolidated Properties, a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange for $11.5 million. Milo Shantz served as chairman of Consolidated on the board of Directors to have control over the operations of Mercedes.
In 2001, Mercedes Holdings Corp., a newly-incorporated business owned by a group of investors that includes Milo Shantz and his brother Ross Shantz bought Mercedes Corporation for $10.2 million dollars and return the company to private ownership. Mercedes states this will put it in a better position to develop its tourist properties and nursing home business.1a

1awww.thewaterlooway.com 2008

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Milo Shantz passes away

ST JACOBS - The man credited with converting St Jacobs into an international tourist destination has passed away.
Milo Shantz,76, who along with his brother Ross, spearheaded a number of developments in the village, was born in the New Hamburg area in 1932. The brothers worked together for decades, notably with Hybrid Turkeys, a Kitchener-based turkey breeding business that became a world leader by the time it was sold to Hendrix Genetics in 1981.
Shantz opened the Stone Crock restaurant in downtown St Jacobs in 1975 at a time when the area was in severe economic decline. Many credit that restaurant for starting a rebirth in St Jacobs.
Shantz started Mercedes Corp. in 1981. That company drove development in St. Jacobs and eventually acquired a number of properties in the area. It owns the St. Jacobs Farmers Market, Waterloo Farmers Market, Ontario Livestock Exchange, St. Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall, St. Jacobs stockyards as well as seven other rental and retail properties in the village. Mercedes also owns retirement homes in the region as well as several other cities.
An official with Mercedes confirmed that Shantz passed away, but did not offer any other details. Shantz had been battling cancer for some time, his friends said.
Although best known for his business successes, Shantz was also a large supporter of Habitat for Humanity. He played a key role in establishing the charity in Canada and was instrumental in arranging a visit where former U.S. President Jimmy Carter came to Canada to promote a local Habitat project in 1993.
Shantz, raised by Mennonite parents, was also known for his belief in sharing his successes with employees. He offered to allow his employees to buy into his businesses. He often said his goal in creating a destination in St. Jacobs was not meant to exploit area old order Mennonites but to create an attraction that promoted local artisans and merchants.2a

2aThe Waterloo Region Record Newspaper 7 Jan 2009

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MILO DANIEL SHANTZ 1932 - 2009 Milo Shantz died at home Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Laura Shantz (Martin). Loving father of Jenny Shantz (Willem Moolenbeek), Christine Shantz, Sandra Shantz (Tania Benninger), Margaret Shantz (Greg Bezzo), Marcus (Lisa) Shantz. Cherished grandpa of Jacob, Kira, Laura, Timothy, Nathan and Martin. Milo is survived by his brother, Ross and Erma Shantz. Also sadly missed by Laura's family, Florence Wideman, Viola and George Wallace, Ellen Moyer, Abner and Shirley Martin, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Irvin and Lovina Shantz (Roth) and grandson, Adam Daniel Shantz. Milo spent his early years working on the family farm and at the age of 21 purchased his first 500 turkey poults. Milo's early involvement in the poultry business developed into Hybrid Turkeys, a global turkey breeding company, which he was actively involved with until 1981. In 1975, Milo and Laura opened the Stone Crock Restaurant in St. Jacobs. As chairman of Mercedes Corporation and the Stone Crock Inc., Milo was instrumental in developing St. Jacobs Country into a popular destination. A special project was The Mennonite Story interpretive centre, where he recently led a major creative renovation despite his failing health. Milo served on many boards and organizations throughout his life, among them Mennonite Economic Development Associates, Habitat for Humanity, St Mary's Hospital, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Conrad Grebel College, Community Futures and the Woldemar Neufeld Art Collection. Milo was often recognized for his entrepreneurship and community involvement including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Confederation Medal and an Honorary Doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University. The family will receive friends and family at the Waterloo North Mennonite Church , 100 Benjamin Road in Waterloo on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (today) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, January 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Waterloo North Mennonite Church, on Friday, January 9, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences for the family and donations to MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) or Mennonite World Conference can be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Milo, a donation will be made to the Trees For Learning Program by the funeral home.3a

3aThe Waterloo Region Record Newspaper Jan. 7, 2009 
Milo Daniel Shantz
 
27031 SHANTZ - On May 22nd, 1901, near Breslau, Ontario, Milton, son of Menno M. and Susanna Shantz, aged 22 years, 3 months and 17 days. He had been a sufferer for a number of years, and had lately been confined to his bed for several months, but he bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude. He was resigned to remain if needful or depart this world if it were the Lord's will. He was a member of the Mennonite Church about four years. His remains were laid to rest in the Cressman burying ground. At the house the services were conducted by Jacob S. Woolner, and at the church by Joseph Nahogang, text Rev. 14:13, and E.S. Hallman, text Job. 14:14. At the close of the services they hymn was sung "Parted hands shall clasp again."1a

1aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 12, June 15, 1901 - Page 191 
Milton Shantz
 
27032 Milton E. Shantz, "the youngest in the family, was born July 8th, 1873. He is engaged as book-keeper in the office of I. E. Shantz & Co., Berlin. He is residing with his parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Milton E. Shantz
 
27033 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Miriam Rose Shantz
 
27034 Moses Shantz, "the second son of Joseph and Catharine (Schneider) Shantz, was born August 22nd, 1819. On March 18th, 1849, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Jacob C. and Elizabeth (Cressman) Snider. She was born April 4th, 1840. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm they still possess, his father's farm, being composed of west half of lot No. 9, German Company's Tract. Here they raised a family of twelve children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SHANTZ - Moses Shantz was born on the 22nd of August 1819, about three miles north of Waterloo, Ont. On the 18th of March, 1819* he was married to the youngest daughter of the late Bro. Jacob C. Snyder, of Waterloo. He was a member of the Mennonite church since his youth. Deceased was afflicted for about 6 years, and suffered much pain, which however was patiently borne through all the weary years, until his final release on the 17th of January 1897, at the ripe old age of 77 years, 4 months and 26 days. He leaves a sorrowing wife, six sons and six daughters, also thirty-six grandchildren to mourn the loss of a kind companion and father. His was the first death out of this large family. The funeral was held on the 20th from his late residence. Interment at Martin's M.H., where many relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of love and respect to one who had been so dearly loved and highly esteemed in life. Funeral services by Amos Cressman and Noah Stauffer.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, February 1, 1897 - Page 45, 46
 
Moses Shantz
 
27035 SHANTZ, Moses - On Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1974, at K-W Hospital, Moses Shantz, aged 78 years, of 43 Elgin St., Waterloo; born in Waterloo, he was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shantz; husband of Lena Koerber; father of Harold of Waterloo; brother of Mrs. John (Edna) Scherrer of Drayton; predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.1a

1aElmira Signet 1 Jan 1975 pg 7 
Moses Shantz
 
27036 Moses B. Shantz, "was born August 24th, 1852. He is married to Veronica Bingeman. They reside in Rochester, New York, where he is engaged in manufacturing ivory and pearl buttons."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses B. Shantz
 
27037 Moses E. Shantz, "was born May 21st, 1857. On December 12th, 1882, he was married to Magdalena Betzner who was born January 1st, 1861. They reside on the old 'Moses Schneider Place' where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses E. Shantz
 
27038 Moses H. Shantz, "eldest son of Abraham Shantz, was born September 14th, 1804, and died September 18th, 1884. He was married three times, first to Nancy Stauffer, after her decease to Catharine Weisz, and after the decease of his second wife to Elizabeth Erb. There were three children of first marriage but they all died in infancy. Names are not given. With second wife there were seven children and with third wife thirteen."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses H. Shantz
 
27039 Shantz - Bishop Moses H. Shantz, eldest son of the late Solomon and Mary Ann (Hostetler) Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., Sept. 10, 1884; died at his home near New Dundee, Ont., Aug. 14, 1938; aged 53 y. 11 m. 4 d. He had been under medical care for a few years, due to a heart ailment. This became more severe during the last few weeks, and was the cause of his sudden passing on Sunday morning.

He was converted and was received into the fellowship of the Church at the age of fourteen. Oct. 13, 1907, he was ordained a minister, and pastor of the Blenheim congregation. Besides being actively engaged in pastoral work in these thirty years, he also served the Church in many other positions. He was elected Moderator of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario for ten consecutive years, from 1922 to 1932. He also served as President of the Mennonite Mission Board of Ontario for several years after its organization in 1929. At the time of his death he was a member of the Board of the Ontario Mennonite Bible School.

In 1933 he was elected Vice-President of the Mennonite Publication Board, and two years later became President of this organization, which position he occupied at the time of his death. On Sunday, July 24, 1938, he was ordained a bishop in the Mennonite Conference of Ontario, his especial charge being the congregation at Clarence Center, N. Y.

On March 4, 1908, he was married to Catherine Martin of Elmira, Ont. They lived on his farm south of Haysville until 1923, when they moved to their present residence opposite the Blenheim Church near New Dundee. There survive to mourn his passing, his wife, 1 son (Gordon), and 2 daughters (Luella and Mary). One son (Vernon) predeceased him in 1911. There also remain 1 brother (Ephraim of Haysville) and 4 sisters (Mrs. John E. Bingaman of New Hamburg, Mrs. Titus L. Kolb of Kitchener, Mrs. Jos. Saltzman of Petersburg, and Mrs. Frank Miller of Millersburg, O.). One sister (Mrs. Conrad Hebel) passed away several months ago.

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17, and was largely attended, over one thousand people being present from many communities to pay tribute to the passing of a brother, a friend, and a fellow worker. The funeral service was in charge of Bishop S. F. Coffman. The service at the house was conducted by Bishops M. Hallman and M. H. Roth. The Brethren, Silas Weldy of Indiana and Jesse Short of Ohio, conducted the devotional at the church. Bro. D. A. Yoder of Elkhart, Ind., preached the funeral sermon. Text, I Cor. 15: 24-27. A few words of tribute were given by Bros. A. J. Metzler of Scottdale, Pa., and Oscar Burkholder of Breslau. Closing prayer was offered by Bishop Jonas Snider. The burial service at the grave was conducted by Bro. S. F. Coffman, interment in Blenheim Cemetery1a

1aObituary - Gospel Herald, September 15, 1938

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Shantz, Moses H. (1884-1938)

Moses H. Shantz: church leader and farmer; born 10 September 1884 near Haysville, Ontario to Solomon and Mary Ann (Hostetler) Shantz. He was the oldest in a family of two sons and five daughters. On 4 March 1908 he married Catherine Martin (9 March 1885-4 December 1974) of Elmira, Ontario. They had two sons (one died in 1911) and two daughters. Moses died 14 August 1938 of a heart attack at his home across from the Blenheim Mennonite Church near New Dundee, Ontario.

Moses Shantz was a farmer by vocation, working the home farm until 1923. The family then moved to the farm where he died. He was baptized in 1898, and was immediately active in the Sunday school and Bible Conferences of the day. He was among the first class of students in the Ontario Mennonite Bible School in early 1907 and on 13 October 1907 was ordained as a minister for the Blenheim Mennonite Church, his home congregation. On 24 July 1938 he was ordained as a bishop, particularly to serve the congregation at Clarence Center, New York. However he died before he was able to make any visits as bishop to that congregation.

As was common for his day, Shantz did not have much formal education, though he had a life-long interest in reading. His personality was empathetic, an asset in his pastoral relationships. He had a good memory for names, and related easily to persons of many backgrounds. His preaching style was "heart to heart" rather than "sermonizing." A co-worker, S. F. Coffman , described Shantz as "a remarkable helper to others on account of his deeply sympathetic nature. He could enter into their problems with understanding and appreciation; he felt with them their burdens and and their sorrows; then, with the most kindly manner, he led them to wise decisions and to the comfort of Christian attitudes in all of their problems."

His administrative gifts led Moses H. Shantz to numerous leadership roles both in his area conference and within the larger Mennonite Church. He served as moderator of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario from 1922-1932, and again from 1934-1936. From 1932-1934 he was assistant moderator. He became Vice-President of the Mennonite Mission Board of Ontario in 1929 when missions activity within the conference was reorganized, and he served in that role until 1936. In his active promotion of mission work, Shantz traveled often to the mission stations. He also served on the oversight board for the Ontario Mennonite Bible School.

Within the denomination Shantz served on the Canadian Section of the Peace Problems Committee, and a number of times on the Committee on Arrangements for General Conference. In 1933 he was elected as Vice-President of the Mennonite Publication Board, and in 1935 became President of that Board, serving until his death.

Moses H. Shantz suffered health (heart) problems in his later years, and his premature death removed a calm, mediating voice from the Ontario Mennonite scene at a time when fractious doctrinal issues created tension within the conference. His stature in the Mennonite community is indicated by the number of persons who attended his funeral -- over one thousand in all, including visitors from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York. 2a

2aSteiner, Sam. "Shantz, Moses H. (1884-1938)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2002. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 Nov 2005
 
Rev. Moses H. Shantz
 
27040 Moses R. Shantz, "was born February 13th, 1852. On January 20th, 1874, he was married to Rebecca Rickhert who died December 25th, 1881. On October 8th, 1882, he was again married to Caroline Lipps who was born October 29th, 1862. He resides about three miles west of Waterloo where he is engaged in farming"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses R. Shantz
 
27041 Moses S. Shantz, "was born November 14th, 1839. On December 2nd, 1866, he was married to Margaret, daughter of Peter and Anna (Cook) Horst. She was born February 12th, 1847, and died September 7th, 1894. He resides on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of one son named V Jonas H., born April 30th, 1867."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Moses S. Shantz was born Nov. 14, 1839, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died May 10, 1921; aged 81 y. 5 m. 26 d. Was married to Margaret Horst who died 26 years ago. To them was born 1 son who died 2 years ago. He leaves to mourn 2 grandchildren and 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held from the residence of Mr. Ephraim S. Snider on Friday, May 13, and at the Shantz Church. Services conducted by Jonas Snider and Manassah Hallman. "Gone but not forgotten." By a Niece.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 8 - May 26, 1921 - page 158 
Moses S. Shantz
 
27042 SCHNAERINGER , Mrs. Myrtle

Peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, March 7, 1988, the former Myrtle Shantz, in her 80th year, of Kitchener. Dear mother of Patricia Glass, Gary, Betty and her husband Tony Hubercheck, all of Kitchener; loving grandmother of Kim Noeble, Francine Sturm, David Schnaeringer, Dawn Marie Schnaeringer, John and Jennifer Glass and Tony Hubercheck Jr.; great-grandmother of Chris and James Clarey, Jacqueline and Jessica Sturm and Brent, Schnaeringer. Predeceased by her husband, Alfred in 1980; her brothers, Harold and Pearlous Shantz. Myrtle was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Shantz Station. Visitation at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, continuing until the time of service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Darcy Beskau officiating. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Interment Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Mar 1988 pg B11 
Myrtle Aleta Shantz
 
27043 Martin, Nancy Shantz, was born at Shantz Station, Ont., July 2, 1883; died at the South Waterloo Hospital, Galt, Aug. 29, 1970; aged 87 y. 1 m. 27 d. She was married to Peter Martin. Surviving are 2 sons (Oscar and Lionel), 3 daughters (Kathryn - Mrs. Orville Shantz, Mrs. Irene Lichty, and Mrs. Greta Martin Smith), and 6 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., where funeral services were held Sept. 2, with Robert N. Johnson officiating; interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXIII, Number 38 - September 29, 1970, p. 823, 824 
Nancy Shantz
 
27044 Nancy Shantz, "twin sister to Amos, was born April 22nd, 1865. She is unmarried and has her home with her brother, Jacob."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Shantz
 
27045 Nancy Shantz, "twin sister to Amos, was born April 22nd, 1865. She is unmarried and has her home with her brother, Jacob."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

MRS. N. WILDFONG. Sr.

HESPELER, Aug. 29. Following an illness of twelve years, Mrs. Nathaniel Wildfong, Sr., died yesterday, at her home, in Wellington Township. Mrs. Wildfong, was born 80 years ago, in the district where she lived all her life. She was a member of the Tankard Brethren in Christ. Parents of the deceased were the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Schantz. Surviving are her husband, in Wellington Township; four stepchildren and 20 grandchildren, together with a number of nieces and nephews. One sister, Melinda Schantz, Kitchener, also survives. The remains are resting at the Stager and Co. Funeral Home, Hespeler, until 11 a.m., Friday, when the body will be removed to Wanner's Mennonite Church, for funeral services, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Wanner's Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 29 Aug 1945 pg 13 
Nancy Shantz
 
27046 Nancy Shantz, "was born August 11th, 1817. On March 1st, 1836, she was married to Benjamin Weber. At present she resides with her daughter, Anna (Mrs. Noah Detweiler)."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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- Nancy Weber, maiden name Shantz, daughter of Isaac Shantz, who came from Pennsylvania in 1808 and settled on the farm near Berlin, now in possession of Abram Wambold, was born Aug. 11th, 1817. On the 1st of March, 1836, she was married to Benjamin M. Weber, and moved on lot No. 113, between Bridgeport and Breslau, which was at that time all forest but a few acres. They were of the first settlers, and wolves and other wild beasts and Indians were plentiful. Some years afterward other Mennonite people came in, and they built a house of worship now known as Cressman's Meeting House. Here they lived and worshiped the Lord harmoniously in true unity and spirit together until Nov. 30, 1870, Benjamin Weber died. Since then she remained a widow until her life ended here to begin in glory, which took place April 8th, 1899, at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 27 days. This union was blessed with ten children, of whom only two remain. She was buried at C. Eby's M. H. on the 11th, where a large concourse of friends and relatives were present. Services by Noah Stauffer from Heb. 11:10, followed by Jacob
Woolner. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church.2a

2aThe Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVI, No. 9, May 1, 1899 - pages 140-142 
Nancy Shantz
 
27047 Nancy Shantz, "was born November 3rd, 1827. She was married, March 31st, 1845, to Samuel Schuler who was born May 26th, 1821. They had a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Shantz
 
27048 Nancy Shantz, "was born October 11th, 1839. On October 11th, 1859, she was married to Benjamin Rosenberger."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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On the 1st of March, 1898, in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, of pneumonia, Sister Nancy, beloved wife of Bro. Benjamin S. Rosenberger. She was born on October 11th, 1839, and was a daughter of the late Bishop Henry Shantz. She leaves a sorrowing husband, and five sons and five daughters to mourn their loss, though not as those who have no hope. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and led a consistent Christian life. Buried in the Blenheim Mennonite cemetery on March 3rd where Menno Cressman preached in German from Rev. 14:13, and Noah Stauffer in English from Prov. 12:28, to a large congregation. Her end was peace.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 8, April 15, 1898 - page 124, 125. 
Nancy Shantz
 
27049 Nancy Shantz, "was born October 4th, 1858. She was married to Levi H. Stauffer, a farmer. They resided near Shantz Station where she died January 31st, 1884. Her family consisted of two children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Shantz
 
27050 Nancy Shantz, "was born September 18th, 1854. On February 13th, 1877, she was married to Joseph S. Shantz. They resided near Hespeler where she died March 13th, 1885, leaving a family of two sons named."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Shantz
 
27051 On the 6th of Dec. 1866, near Blair, C. W., NANCY, youngest child of Samuel Y. SHANTZ, aged one year and four months.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume IV, Number 2 - February 1867, Pages 31, 32  
Nancy Shantz
 
27052 Snider, Nancy, daughter of the late Amos and Esther (Cressman) Shantz; born near Mannheim, Ont., Jan. 29, 1875; passed away suddenly, following a stroke, Dec. 1, 1958; aged 83 y. 10 m. 2 d. She married Urias Snider, Kitchener, Ont., on Nov. 21, 1900. He passed away Dec. 25, 1958, just 24 days after her death. Surviving also are 2 sons (Selwyn and Arlin, Kitchener, Ont.), 3 daughters (Glennys- Mrs. Edward G. Snyder, Preston, Ont.; Twilah and Esther, Kitchener), one granddaughter, and 3 sisters (Maggie, Barbara, and Elminda Shantz, Kitchener). Five brothers and one sister preceded her in death. One sister (Mrs. Herbert Shantz) passed away Dec. 11, 1958. She read the Bible through eleven times, and was a faithful member of the Strasburg Church, where memorial services were held Dec. 4 by Simon B. Martin and Lester Bauman; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 5 - February 3, 1959 
Nancy C. Shantz
 
27053 Nancy D. Shantz, "was born march 15th 1851. She is married to John S. Shantz, a farmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy D. Shantz
 
27054 Nancy L. Shantz, "was born October 9th, 1835. On January 1st, 1851, she was married to Alexander Gilmore."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy L. Shantz
 
27055 Nancy Z. Shantz, "was born June 22nd, 1840. She was married to John Hoerr."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Z. Shantz
 
27056 Naomi S. Shantz, "was born June 16th, 1853. In October, 1881, she was married to Franklin H. Wills."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Naomi S. Shantz
 
27057 SHANTZ. - Nathan, son of Jacob W. and Magdalena Shantz, was born in Wellington Co., Ont., Sept. 13, 1879; died of typhoid fever in the General Hospital at Calgary, Alta., Sept. 4, 1915; aged 35y. 11m. 21d. He leaves to mourn his departure, father, mother, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. The remains were brought to the home of his parents in Breslau, Waterloo Co., from which the funeral was held Sept. 12, 1915. Service at the house by Bro. Oscar Burkholder, and at the church by Bros. C.R. Krauth and Oscar Burkholder. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume VIII, Number 30 - October 21, 1915 - Pages 495, 496 
Nathan Shantz
 
27058 Nelson Shantz, "was born June 11th, 1865. He is married to Barbara Snyder. They reside near his father's home where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz
.-Nelson Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., on June 11, 1865; died June 8, 1930; aged 64 y. 11 m. 28 d. In 1886 he was married to Barbara Snyder. To this union were born 5 children. He is survived by his bereaved wife and family, and 3 sisters. Two brothers predeceased him. He was a kind and loving husband and father, many times sacrificing his own pleasures to make others happy. During his recent illness of 4 weeks he suffered very much and often expressed his desire to go to his heavenly home. In early life he became a member of the Mennonite Church and died in that faith. Funeral services were held at the Waterloo Church, Wed. June 11, by Bros. Manasseh Hallman and J. B. Martin. Interment in David Eby Cemetery2a

2a
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 14 - July 3, 1930, Page 302-303 
Nelson Shantz
 
27059 Shantz, Noah, son of the late Henry and Veronica (Martin) Shantz; died Sept. 1, 1958, at the Bethesda Home, Vineland, Ont., after a two-year illness; aged 78 years. Church membership, Roseville. Married to Elizabeth Shantz Nahrgang, who predeceased him. Survivors: 2 brothers (Levi, Kitchener; and Amos, Ayr, Ont.). Also preceding him were a stepson (Wilfred Nahrgang), 2 sisters and one brother. Funeral services, Sept. 4, at Roseville, in charge of Moses A. Bowman and Moses H. Roth. Burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 38 - September 23, 1958-page 914 
Noah Shantz
 
27060 Noah B. Shantz, "was born July 30th, 1861. He is married to Leah Hoenstein. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged with Messrs. John Fennell and Son as drayman and teamster. His family consists of two children named.."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah B. Shantz
 
27061 Noah C. Shantz, "was born January 14th, 1819. On January 26th, 1841, he was married to Hannah Baumann. She was born February 28th, 1819, and died January 28th, 1892. Soon after his marriage he took possession of his father's farm about a mile south-east of Berlin. Here he resided until his death which took place August 8th, 1876. He was enaged in pulling down the stone foundation of the old dwelling on his farm, when, all of a sudden, part of the wall fell, striking him on the lower part of the body and causing death within a few hours after the accident. His family consisted of ten children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby


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Aug 8 th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Bro. Noah Schantz, aged 57 years and 6 months. He was removing a wall, when a portion of it fell upon him, and broke both legs, three ribs, and crushed in body considerably; although suffering excrutiating pain, he survived 5 hours. He leaves a wife and 9 children to mourn their loss.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XIII, Number 9 - SEPTEMBER 1876, page 158-159

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Died/ Near Berlin, on Thursday, Jan. 28th, 1892,/ Hannah Shantz,/ Beloved wife of the late Noah C. Shantz,/ aged 72 years and 11 months./ The Funeral/ Will take place on Sunday, the 31st, inst., at/ 9 o'clock, a.m., from her residence to the Old/ Mennonite Church and Cemetery./ Friends and acquaintances will please accept / this intimation./ Berlin, January 28th, 1892.3a

3aFuneral Card of Noach C. Shantz 
Noah C. Shantz
 
27062 2005SHANTZ, Noah M. - Peacefully, on Sunday, June 26, 2005, at his home, Noah M. Shantz, in his 74th year, of RR 2, West Montrose.Beloved husband of Almeda (Bauman) Shantz. Loving father of Glen and Irene Shantz of RR 1, Waterloo, Nancy and Delton Martin of Bluevale, Stewart Shantz of Kitchener, Larry and Marilyn Shantz of RR 3, Listowel, Joyce and Maynard Gingrich of RR 2, Atwood, Grace and Arnold Frey of RR 1, Elora, Peter and Janice Shantz of RR 3, Listowel, Linda and Murray Lichty of RR 1, Ariss, Lorrie and Mark Zimmerman of Indiana, Tim and Kerry Shantz of Linwood, Susan and Terry Zehr of RR 1, Millbank. Fondly remembered by his 47 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Brother and brother-in-law of Urias and Martha Shantz, Nancy and Walter Martin, Orvie and Edith Shantz, Anne Shantz, Annie and Abner Gingrich.Predeceased by his parents, Levi and Melinda Shantz, two brothers Melvin and Aden Shantz.The family will receive friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira today (Monday) 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a family service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m. then to the West Montrose Mennonite Meeting House for further public service and burial in the adjoining cemetery.In his memory, donations to the Christian Horizon Association or Multiple Sclerosis Society may be made as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 27 Jun 2005 
Noah M. Shantz
 
27063 Noah S. Shantz, "was born December 12th, 1848. He was married, December 24th, 1876, to Nancy, daughter of Michael and Mary (Musselman) Mosser. She was born April 6th, 1855. They reside near Crosshill where he is engaged in farming. To them were born the following children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Noah Shantz was born Dec. 12, 1848, near Baden, Ont.; died at his home, Waterloo, Ont., Dec. 3, 1939; aged 90 y. 11 m. 21 d. He was married to Nancy Moser in 1876. He is survived by his beloved wife, 5 children (Allen of Kitchener, Mrs. Ed Diebel of Jordan, Mrs. Allen Cassel at home, Mrs. Herb Sengbush of Toronto, Mrs. Roy Tethbridge of Brantford), 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Four sons and 1 daughter predeceased him. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. "Blessed are the dead who die in the lord." Funeral services were held in Erb St. Mennonite Church, in charge of Brethren J. B. Martin and Jonas Snider. Text, Phil 3:10-14. Burial in the Shantz Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXII, No 40- January 4, 1940, pp. 846-47  
Noah S. Shantz
 
27064 Noah S. Shantz, "was born May 16th, 1859. On March 6th, 1883, he was married to Susannah Cassel who was born March 3rd, 1860. They reside in Wilmot Township where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz.-Noah S., youngest son of Joseph Y. and Elizabeth (Stauffer) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., on May 16, 1859; died at his home in Baden, Ont., May 7, 1936. He was in his 77th year. He had been in failing health for some time, and while he was able to be around, his death came suddenly, due to a heart attack. On March 6, 1883, he was united in marriage to Susannah B. Cassel, also of Wilmot Twp. After their marriage they moved to their homestead farm where they resided until thirteen years ago when they took up their residence in the village of Baden, Ont. This union was blessed with 11 children, 6 of whom have predeceased him. Those surviving are his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters (Laura, wife of Tobias Shantz of Waterloo; Marian, wife of Reuben Steiner of Lima, Ohio; Lincoln C. of Kitchener; Walter C. on the old homestead; Dr. Stauffer C., also of Kitchener), 10 grandchildren, 1 brother, 4 sisters, and a host of friends. In the winter of 1886 he with his companion confessed Christ as their personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church to which faith he remained true to the end. He was a member of the Blenheim congregation and served as an officer of the Sunday school for a number of years and was at the time of his death a member of the board of trustees. The funeral was held May 10, with services at his home and also at the Blenheim Mennonite Church, conducted by M. H. Shantz, assisted by M. Hallman. Text, I Pet. 1:3-5. Burial in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald, May 21, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.8 - page 175, 176  
Noah S. Shantz
 
27065 Noah W. Shantz, "was born August 10th, 1854. On February 27th, 1876, he was married to Rachel Shantz. They resided at Remus, Michigan, thence moved back to Berlin, Ontario, where she died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah W. Shantz
 
27066 Shantz. Norman, son of the late Daniel and Mary (Nahrgang) Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., Nov. 3, 1870; departed from this life Dec. 6, 1949; aged 79 y. 1 m. 3 d. In 1893 he was married to Mary Ann Rosenberger. To this union was born one son (Elmon, Kitchener, Ont.). In 1896 he was married to Emma Rosenberger, who survives. To this union were born 3 sons (Irvin and Leighton, New Hamburg, Ont.; Delton, Elmira, Ont.), and 6 daughters (Marion-Mrs. Omar Cressman, Plattsville, Ont.; Erra-Mrs. Walter Nahrgang, Ebenezer, N.Y.; Edith-Mrs. Melvin Cressman, Thorold, Ont.; Iona-Mrs. Joe Lies, Kitchener, Ont.; Reta-Mrs. Chris Brenneman, New Hamburg; and Erleen-Mrs. Walter Lies, Wellseley, Ont.). Surviving besides his wife and children, are 33 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother (Simeon, New Hamburg, Ont.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ephraim Schmit, Baden, Ont.; and Mrs. John McKenzie, Kitchener, Ont.). About fifty years ago he accepted Christ as his Saviour during revivals at the Blenheim congregation. During the years his place was seldom vacant in the service and he sought to support the church to the best of his ability. Funeral services were held at his late home and at the Blenheim Church on Dec. 9 with Moses Bowman and Curtis C. Cressman in charge Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 5 - January 31, 1950-page 118, 119. 
Norman Shantz
 
27067 SHANTZ, Norman Edward Peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on March 1, 2012, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Beatrice (Witmer) for 67 years. Father of Jim (Lorraine), Richard, Ruth Lawrence (Bruce), Ed (Diane), Kathy Shantz (Reg Good), Robert (Judy). Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Survived by sister Mary Witmer, sister-in-law Helen Burkholder (Joe) and brother-in-law Bruce Witmer (Pat). Predeceased by his brother Gordon, sister Irene Kinzie (Elton), brother- in-law Stewart Witmer, and sister-in-law Joyce Witmer. Lived and farmed most of his life near Black Horse Corners, Ayr. Long time member of Nith Valley Mennonite Church, New Hamburg. His many hobbies included bird watching, nature photography and woodworking. Friends and family will be received at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Monday, March 5, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Fairview Mennonite Home at 3 P.M., March 6, 2012. Private family committal at Detweiler Cemetery, Roseville, in the spring. The family wishes to thank the staff at Fairview for their caring and compassion. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Fairview Mennonite Home, or the Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge. (519-621-1650).1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 2 Mar 2012 
Norman Edward Shantz
 
27068 Shantz, Norman S., son of John and Mary (Snyder) Shantz, was born near Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 5, 1876; died at the home of his son near Markham, Ont., Dec. 27, 1967; aged 91 y. 22 d. He was married to Elmina Weber, who died Sept. 12, 1930. Surviving are 4 children (Mahlon, Orval, Seleda-Mrs. Dan Steckle, and Elam), 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Amsey) and one sister (Mrs. Mary Ann Martin). One daughter (Sylvia), 2 brothers, and 4 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Preston Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 30, with Rufus Jutzi and Emerson McDowell officiating; interment in East End Church Cemetery, Kitchener.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 11 - March 19, 1968-pages 263-264 
Norman S. Shantz
 
27069 SHANTZ, Nyal - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Friday, July 8, 2005 , at his residence, Nithview Home, New Hamburg. Nyal was formerly of RR2, Baden. He was born 88 years ago on February 16, 1917 in Wilmot Township, a son of the late Manassah and Louida (Cressman) Shantz. Nyal had farmed in Wilmot Township prior to his retirement. He was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden. Nyal enjoyed wintering in Florida for over 20 years and was an avid bowler. Beloved husband of Helen (Lichty) Shantz who he married December 18, 1943. Loving father of Richard and Connie Shantz of Baden, Joanne and Cliff Wideman of St. Jacobs, Lorrie and Roger Baechler of New Hamburg, Pauline and Glenn Martin of Cambridge, Michael and Linda Shantz of Baden. Dear grandfather of Luke and Joanna Shantz, Lindsay and Scott Leis, Kevin Shantz, Amy and Trevor Wideman, Melanie and Brandon Chilvers, Kelly and Adam Stoak, Carly, Fraser and Simon Martin, Aaron, Andrew and Katelyn Shantz and great-grandfather of Kiera Shantz and Devin Chilvers. Also remembered by brothers and sisters Robert and Lena Shantz, Arley and Mabel Shantz, all of New Hamburg, Ion and Helen Shantz, Ida and Lloyd Schwartzentruber, all of Kitchener, Etta and Lloyd Shantz of Cambridge and sisters-in-law Irene Shantz and Marie Shantz, both of Kitchener. Nyal was predeceased by brothers Howard and Hilda, Wilfred and Selda, Armand, Mahlon and by sister Esther and Aron Enns. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St. , New Hamburg on Sunday, July 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2005 at Shantz Mennonite Church at 3 p. m. with Pastors Nancy Mann and Amsey Martin officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Nithview Home.1a

1aThe Record 9 Jul 2005 
Nyal Shantz
 
27070 Oliver Shantz, "was born August 12th, 1861. He is a civil engineer and is a graduate of Ithaca College, New York. At present he is practising his profession in the city of New York where he resides. He is unmarried."1a

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OLIVER S. SHANTZ M. M. E. DETROIT, MICH.

When football enthusiasts speak of the Rangers and their deeds of prowess on the green, the name of Oliver Shantz, full back, is generally mentioned in eulogistic terms. Mr. Shantz was a good player; he possessed a cool judgment and plenty of stamina. He shone at manly sport and shines today as a Master Mechanical Engineer.

He left Berlin in 1889 to attend Cornell University, Ithaca N. Y. and took up a course in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. He graduated in 1893, obtaining the degree of M. E. In 1893-4, he designed, installed and put into operation, the present plant of the Jacob Y. Shantz & Son Co's. button manufactory, Berlin. For a twelve-month, he was with Schaefer & Budenburg Co. of Brooklyn N. Y., manufacturers of steam gauges and engineering appliances. Then for four years Mr. Shantz was engaged on the Sibley College faculty, in the experimental Mechanical Engineering department of Cornell University, at the end of which period he obtained his Master degree, M. M. E.

He was an industrious student, and while taking the courses at Cornell, spent the summer vacation with various large manufacturing firms, thus combining the practical and actual with the theoretical. He spent considerable time in the workshops of the Otis Elevator Co. Yonkers, N. Y., the Hendrick Ice Machine Co. Carbondale Pa. and one year with Thos. A. Edison, the famous inventor, as Assistant Engineer in the Edison Portland Cement Co. at Stewardsville, N. J. Another year was spent with the Westinghouse Church Kerr Co., Consulting and Contracting Engineers. The recital of the time spent by Mr. Shantz in preparing for his life work, shows that he intended to reach a high grade in his profession.

For five years afterwards he was in the employ of the Rand Drill Co. of New York, Manufacturers of Compressed Air and Mining Machinery, in the capacity of Assistant Chief Engineer, and during the period filled many important commissions. Of late, he has been and is now with the Ingersoll Rand Co., as their travelling expert in Hydro-Pneumatic Engineer-ing with headquarters at Detroit, Mich. Among the societies of which Mr. Shantz is a member are: American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Engineers Club of New York; The Western Railway Club of Chicago ; Delta Lau Delta Fraternity, of Cornell Town & Gown Club, Cornell, and Cornell University Club of New York.

Mr. Shantz has made good and his many friends in Berlin will congratulate him on his success.1a

1aBerlin Today 1806-1906 official souvenir
 
Oliver S. Shantz
 
27071 SHANTZ, Orval Wilmer

Of Eagle Street, Cambridge, on Monday, June 19, 1995, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Helen Sadowska: dear father of Stan and his wife Denise of Kitchener and Anna Mae Simington and her husband Doug (Skinny) of Paris, Ont. Survived by two brothers, Elam and his wife Vera of Zurich, Mahlon and his wife Mary of Tavistock and one sister, Seleda Steckle of Zurich. Lovingly remembered by two grandchildren, Jennifer and Kathy Simington; two step-grandchildren, Michelle Harnack and Dennise Cooke and two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Benjamin. Predeceased by his mother and father, Almina and Norman Shantz. Mr. Shantz was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired material handler for Butler Metal Products and a member of Preston Mennonite Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 1995, at 2 p.m., at Preston Mennonite Church, 791 Concession Rd., Cambridge, with Rev. Amzie Brubacher officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 20 Jun 1995 pg A5 
Orval Wilmer Shantz
 
27072 Shantz, Orville, 79, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Sept. 2, 1912, Petersburg, Ont., to William and Veronica Shantz. Died: June 18, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Kathryn Martin Shantz; son: William; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: June 21, Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, by Brice Balmer. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 31 - August 4, 1992 page 14.  
Orville Shantz
 
27073 Orville R. Shantz

ST. GEORGE — Orville R. Shantz, 59, of near St. George, died today after a lingering illness. He was born at Elmira, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Shantz., In 1919 he married Ida Snyder of Elmira and they farmed about one mile from St. George. Surviving are his wife and two sons, Homer of Dundas and Sanford of St. George; one brother, Sylvan, of Elmira and one sister, Mrs. Rueben (Elma ) Shantz of Kitchener and seven grandchildren. One son, Stewart, was killed overseas in 1944. The body is at the Bannister and Glaves Funeral Home, St. George. Funeral service will be conducted Monday at 2;30 p.m. from St. George United Church. Interment will be in St. George United Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Dec 1956 pg 5 
Orville Roy Shantz
 
27074 Owen Shantz, "was born January 27th, 1850. On February 27th, 1870, he was married to Sarah Shoemaker. They reside at Remus, Michigan, where he is engaged as a wage-earner. To them is born a family of five children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Owen C. Shantz
 
27075 THE RECORD - Jun. 29, 2005KOCH, Pearl - Gone to be with her loving, heavenly Father on Monday, June 27th, 2005, after a lengthy illness. The former Pearl Shantz aged 90 years. Pearl was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church. Dear Sister to Agnes Maier of Waterloo, she is sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and many loving friends. At Pearl's request their will be no visitation at the funeral home. Burial has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 6 from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Bill Shafer officiating. Donations may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church as expressions of sympathy through the funeral home or on line at www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com.1a

1aThe Record 29 Jun 2005 
Pearl Shantz
 
27076 Rosenberger - Persida, daughter of Aaron and Barbara (Nahrgang) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., June 25, 1870; died May 9, 1938, at her home near Haysville, Ont. She was in her 68th year. On Sept. 29, 1891, she was united in marriage to Isaiah S. Rosenberger, also of Wilmot township. The union was blessed with 2 sons and 6 daughters. She confessed Christ as her personal Saviour in 1891 and united with the Mennonite faith and remained true to the end. In 1897 her husband was ordained to the ministry and she was a faithful companion to him in his work. Always ready to lend a helping hand and ready at all times to share with her husband the joys and sorrows, the burdens and experiences that come with those who are called to service. In 1908 she with her husband and family moved to Guernsey, Sask., where they lived and labored for the Lord until May of 1936 when they again returned east and settled in Waterloo Co. She leaves her husband, 2 sons (Chester of Meteor, Sask., and David of Guernsey, Sask.), and 5 daughters (Ada, wife of George Hawes; Mary, wife of Herbert Kehl; Leona, wife of Leighton Schmitt, also of Guernsey; and Clista and Alda at home). One daughter (Bessie) predeceased her. There are also 15 grandchildren and 6 sisters. Funeral services on May 12 with Bro. M.H. Roth at the home and Brethren M. Hallman and M.H. Shantz at the Blenheim Mennonite Church. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXI, No. 10 - June 9, 1938, Page 222, 223  
Persida Shantz
 
27077 Peter Shantz, "the eldest, was born August 7th, 1829. On October 4th, 1853, he was married to Elizabeth Martin. They own a beautiful farm in Woolwich Township, about four miles north-west of the town of Waterloo. They have no family."1a

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Local News: Peter Shantz, one of the early pioneers of the township of Woolwich, died at his home on Wednesday, the 21st inst. Mr. Shantz was known as one of the most prosperous farmers of the township. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss. 2a

2aElmira Signet 29 Jan. 1903 p. 1, col. 3 
Peter Shantz
 
27078 PETER E. SHANTZ PASSES AWAY IN EIGHTIETH YEAR

Noted Figure In Preston Life Dies Following Stroke Suffered Last Week ; Church Official For 25 Years

Following a stroke suffered last Wednesday Peter E. Shantz died last evening at his home on Church street in his 80th year. The deceased is survived by his wife three daughters, Miss M. B. Shantz, Philadelphia: Mrs. L. Archibald, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. J. G. Gardner, Regina, Sask. and three sons, Cyrus, of Preston; Samuel, of Toronto and Fred, of Preston. Five brothers, Aaron, Samuel and Daniel, of Kitchener, Frank of the state of Washington and Moses of Didsbury, Alta. and one sister, Mrs. Moses Plowman, of Kitchener, also survive. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon from his late residence to the Preston cemetery. The late Mr. Shants was born at Shantz station and came to Preston from Elmira 63 years ago and purchased what is now known as the Shantz foundry from Jacob Wahn. For many years he conducted the foundry business, successfully manufacturing farm implements and later trucks. He retired from active business a few years ago. For many years he had been actively associated with Preston municipal life and always took a keen interest in the town's affairs. He was reeve of Preston at one time and during the federal election of 1896 was the Liberal candidate for the riding and altho defeated polled a large number of votes. The late Mr. Shantz was a faithful member of the United church and for 26 years was recording steward and treasurer of that congregation. At the time of his demise he was senior director of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance company. Mr. Shantz 's passing removes from Preston, one of the town's most notable figures and his demise is mourned by the entire continuity.

Kitchener Daily Record 4 Sep 1928 pg 3

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Peter E. Shantz, "was born August 25th, 1849. He is married to Maria C. Bowers. They reside in Preston, Ontario, where he is engaged in manufacturing all kinds of farm implements"1a

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Jacob Beck (born Grand Duchy of Baden, 1816), an enterprising young German, came to Waterloo Township in 1837 from Schenectady, N. Y., having come from Germany the year before. He had invented a peculiar water wheel, described as of small size and large power, which soon gave him an enviable reputation. Starting a small foundry in the Village of New 'Hope he soon transferred to Preston and built a foundry on the premises later owned by Peter E. Shantz,...2a
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Fifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917 
Peter Erb Shantz
 
27079 Phoebe Shantz, was born June 7th, 1845. She is married to Henry Shannon. They reside at Watford, Ontario, and have a family of four sons"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Phoebe Shantz
 
27080 Kolb, Priscilla, daughter of Solomon and Mary Ann (Hostetler) Shantz, was born on Dec. 24, 1882; died at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 12, 1985; aged 102 y. She was married to Titus L. Kolb, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters ( Leda Kolb, Myrtle - Mrs. Gordon Liechty, Charlea Snyder, Esther - Mrs. Charles Hess, and Gertrude - Mrs. Leslie Egeworth), one son (Harvey), 17 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 15, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in First Mennonite Church cemetery.

Gospel Herald, February 12, 1985 
Priscilla Shantz
 
27081 Rachel Shantz, "was born July 15th, 1828. She is married to John B. Cassel"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rachel Shantz
 
27082 Rachel Shantz, "was born July 19th, 1833. On December 11th, 1853, she was married to Elias Eby. They reside near Elmira."1a

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Last Friday the remains of the late Rachel Eby, nee Shantz, were interred in the Mennonite graveyard; the attendance was large. Deceased and her husband had lived for some years with their son Absolom in the village. She suffered much from rheumatism but bore all sufferings and trials patiently till released by death. Rev. Gingrich preached the funeral sermon and spoke words of consolation to the bereaved family.2a

2aElmira Advertizer 30 Jun 1900 
Rachel Shantz
 
27083 Rachel Shantz, "was born March 27th, 1856. On February 27th, 1876, she was married to Noah W. Shantz. They resided in Michigan but several years ago they returned to Berlin where she died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rachel Shantz
 
27084 Rebecca Shantz, "the youngest daughter of old Christian and Hannah (Paul) Shantz, was born March 3rd, 1815. She was married to David Martin. They resided south of St. Jacobs where she died June 23rd, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Shantz
 
27085 Rebecca Shantz, "was born January 24th, 1835. On October 7th, 1856, she was married to Martin Baumann. They reside on lot No. 27, German Company's Tract. (The mother, old Mrs. Henry Shantz, has her home with Rebecca)."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Shantz
 
27086 HORST, Rebecca (Mrs. David) - Peacefully went home to be with the Lord, following a brief illness with cancer, on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Rebecca (Shantz) Horst in her 83rd year of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late David Horst (2005). Loving mother of Willis and Adele (Anderson) Horst of Brackendale B.C., Willard and Annette Horst of Waterloo. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Rachel and Jared, Michelle and Julie. Also survived by her seven brothers and five sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Abram and Lovina Shantz. Rebecca was a faithful member of the Hawkesville Mennonite Church. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Wednesday, April 4 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Thursday transfer will be made to the Hawkesville Mennonite Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. with Paster Perry Bartel officiating followed by interment in the Hawkesville Cemetery. In her memory, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 2 Apr 2007 
Rebecca M. Shantz
 
27087 Rebecca S. Shantz, "was born October 9th, 1868. She resides at Long-lane, Missouri, where she is engaged as teacher. She is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca S. Shantz
 
27088 GINGERICH, Reta Passed away at her residence Nithview Community, New Hamburg on Monday, October 25, 2010. She was born 98 years ago in Wilmot Township and was the last surviving family member of the late Norman and Emma (Rosenberger) Shantz. Beloved wife of the late Christian S. Brenneman and the late Enos Gingerich. Lovingly remembered by her children Ray and wife Nelda Brenneman of New Hamburg and Walter and wife Arlene Brenneman of Kitchener. Also remembered by Ruth and husband Don Leiskau of New Hamburg, Bryan and wife Lorraine Gingerich of Schomberg and Carol Gingerich of Grand Bend. Sadly missed by her many grand- children and great-grandchildren. Reta was predeceased by her daughters Helen Brenneman, Jean (Delton) Bowman, four brothers, five sisters and Clare Gingerich. Reta attended Wilmot Mennonite Church, Baden. She was a charter member of Baden Mennonite Church where she had been active in the WMSC. She was a member of the 39 Plus Club in New Hamburg and volunteered for many years at the New Hamburg Thrift Store. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private interment will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery, Baden prior to the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. which will take place at Wilmot Mennonite Church, Baden. Pastor David Rogalsky to officiate. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or Nithview Community. On-line condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 26 Oct 2010 
Reta Shantz
 
27089 Mrs. Gordon Bretz passed away Tuesday, June 25th at her residence, Heritage House, St. Jacobs, where she had resided for the past ten years. She was 94. Mrs. Bretz, the former Rhea Mattie Shantz, had lived at RR 4, Bright for many years. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Church, New Dundee. Dear mother of Lorene and her husband Kenneth Shantz of New Dundee, Lloyd and his wife Carol of Indiana, Elmon and his wife Ann of Kitchener, Marilyn and her husband Leonard Kilbey of Waterloo. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Gordon Bretz in 1963; two sisters, Mary Reist and Lorene Bickle; one brother, Leighton. Rested at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where funeral service was held Friday. Interment Memory Gardens.

The Ayr News 3 Jul 1991 pg 13 
Rhea Mattie Shantz
 
27090 Passed away on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at his residence Nithview Community, New Hamburg. Robert was formerly of R.R. # 2 Baden and was born 90 years ago in Wilmot Township. He was the son of the late Manasseh & Louida (Cressman) Shantz. Beloved husband of the late Lena (Albrecht) Shantz who predeceased him April 29, 2010. Loving father of James & Sandra Shantz of Baden, Dennis & Ferne Shantz of Crosshill, Paul & Christine Shantz of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jonas, Leah, Colin and Nathan. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ida & Lloyd Schwartzentruber, Helen Shantz, Mabel Shantz, Marie Shantz, Helen Shantz, Harry & Lucille Albrecht, George & Edith Albrecht, Ervin & Marjorie Albrecht, Eileen Woolner, Elenore Albrecht and many nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by sisters Etta & Lloyd Shantz, Esther & Aaron Enns, brothers Howard & Hilda Shantz, Wilfred & Selda Shantz, Nyal Shantz, Armand & Irene Shantz, Mahlon Shantz, Ion Shantz, Arley Shantz, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Selina & Enos Boshart, Clara & Alvin Schlegel, Verna & Carl Siemon, Lorne & Emma Albrecht, Emanuel & Laurene Albrecht, Armand Albrecht and Gordon Woolner. Robert was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden and was an avid member of the New Hamburg Lawn Bowling Club. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Friday May 31, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. The funeral service will take place on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden with Pastor Don Penner officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Canadian Cancer Society. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Nithview Community, our Shantz Church Family, to our friends and extended family for the care and compassion that you have shown to Robert and each of us. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhome.ca Robert C. Shantz
 
27091 CO of Former HLI, Robert Shantz Dies

PRESTON, Lt-Col Robert F. Shantz, 308 Dover St. N., Preston, died Monday, at Westminster Hospital, London, following, a lengthy illness. He was 64. Mr. Shantz was born in Preston and was affiliated with the; United Church. He joined the Highland Light Infantry of Canada when he was 18 years old. When war broke out in 1939, he was a major and chief recruiting officer for this district. He went overseas in 1941, and became commanding officer of the HLI in 1943, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was invalided home in 1944, at which time he became; commanding officer of the Galt branch of the HLI. He held that position until 1946, when he was appointed postmaster of Preston. In 1956, he was forced to retire due to ill health. He was secretary-treasurer for 10 years of the Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch for 35 years. He was president of the Postmasters Association for two years. Mr. Shantz was born in Preston and lived here all his life with the exception of his period of service overseas during the war. Surviving are his wife, the former Katherine Nolan, and four daughters; Mrs. Robert (Lexia) Hummel and Mrs. Denise (Mary) Debrusk, both of Preston; Mrs. Dean (Karen) Burgess of Galt and Cathy of Preston; one brother, Kenneth A. of Montreal; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) McLatchy of Waterloo, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Aver of London, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Mills of Preston and Mrs. William (Ruth) Steurnagel of Florida and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Cyrus and one sister, Elizabeth. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, where service will be conducted, Thursday, at 2 p.m. Committal service will be in Preston Park Lawn Memorial chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jan 1970 pg 23 
Robert Frederick Shantz
 
27092 SHANTZ, Robert Nelson

Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, July 17, 2009, at the age of 82. Loving and devoted husband of Sandra Shantz (nee Boyce). Cherished father of Tom (Sue) Shantz, Terry (Adam) Lippold, Kelley (John) Scime and Randy Murphy (Miran Turner). Special Grandfather of Brittany and Jessica Shantz, Tyler, Alyssa and Mason Lippold and Patrick and Ryan Chown. Forever remembered by his sister, Doris Young (Bob); his cousin, Rita Kimmel and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings, Floyd, Howard, Nelda, and Arlene. Robert was an employee with Imperial Tobacco (Guelph) for 36 years and was a volunteer with the Golden Opportunities Program in Cambridge, for 15 years. A memorial service to celebrate Robert's life will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 810 King St., Cambridge (Preston), on Friday, July 24, 2009, at 7 p.m.

Waterloo Region Record 27 Jul 2009 
Robert Nelson Shantz
 
27093 SHANTZ, Robin R.

Of 522 West-minster Drive S., Cambridge, on Thursday, June 22, 1989, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Estella Irvine; dear father of Richard of Vancouver, Ronald of Toronto and Malcolm of London, Ont. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren; one brother, Douglas of Montreal and two sisters, Mrs. Lois Schrumm and Marjorie, Mrs. Desmond Singleton, both of Cambridge. Mr. Shantz was born in Toronto and came to Cambridge (P) in 1945. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, the Preston Masonic Lodge, Cambridge Shrine Club, Preston Chapter of R.A.M. and the Royal Canadian Legion, Preston Branch No. 126. He served with the RCAF in the Second World War and was a former member of the Preston Board of Education and a Councilman of the first Cambridge Council. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 24, 1989. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Jun 1989 pg A9 
Robin Roland Shantz
 
27094 SHANTZ, Robin R.

Of 522 West-minster Drive S., Cambridge, on Thursday, June 22, 1989, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Estella Irvine; dear father of Richard of Vancouver, Ronald of Toronto and Malcolm of London, Ont. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren; one brother, Douglas of Montreal and two sisters, Mrs. Lois Schrumm and Marjorie, Mrs. Desmond Singleton, both of Cambridge. Mr. Shantz was born in Toronto and came to Cambridge (P) in 1945. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, the Preston Masonic Lodge, Cambridge Shrine Club, Preston Chapter of R.A.M. and the Royal Canadian Legion, Preston Branch No. 126. He served with the RCAF in the Second World War and was a former member of the Preston Board of Education and a Councilman of the first Cambridge Council. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 24, 1989. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Jun 1989 pg A9 
Robin Roland Shantz
 
27095 SHANTZ, Ronald Bruce - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Winston Park Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Linda Shantz. Loving father of Kelly. Predeceased by his parents, Bruce and Marjorie Shantz. Dear brother of Luanne DeJesus (Johnny), Ginny Moor and June Taylor (Ian). Son-in-law of Henry and Roma Rastel. Brother-in-law of Don Rastel (Michelle) and Wendy Sutherland (Jay). Dear uncle of Raul, Miranda, Jason, Shannon, Jenn, Sarah, Kathryn and great-uncle of Angelo and Tyson. Fondly remembered by his many friends. Ronald's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2009 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 and again on Saturday, January 24, 2009 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service in the Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Rev. Tom Watson officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or to Sheffield United Church would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Special thanks to the staff at Winston Park Nursing Home and St. Mary's Hospital Fourth Floor. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Ronald's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 19 Jan 2009 
Ronald Bruce Shantz
 
27096 SHANTZ, Russell S.

Peacefully, at Nithview Home, New Hamburg, on Wednesday, May 22, 1991, Russell Shantz, formerly of Hallman Road, Waterloo, age 93 years. Mr. Shantz farmed in Wilmot township and on Hallman Road in Waterloo for many years before retirement. He was a member of Lincoln Heights Missionary Church. Beloved husband of Edna (Schneider); loving father of Don and his wife Emma of Waterloo, Stewart and his wife Glenna of New Dundee, Grace and her husband Ken Rouse of Waterloo. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Cindy Graham, Karen Pike, Heather Cober, Kevin and Mark Shantz, Rebecca and Jonathon Rouse and four great-grandchildren. One sister, Violet (Mrs. Noah Herner) of Waterloo also survives. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Lincoln and Lloyd; five sisters, Salena, Alfreta, Olive, Edna and Lyla. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 821 King St. W., Kitchener, this evening (Thursday), 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Alan Shantz officiating. Interment Erb Street Mennonite cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 May 1991 pg A13 
Russell S. Shantz
 
27097 SHANTZ, Ruth Pauline - Passed away, peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2007, at Nithview Home, New Hamburg in her 85th year. Ruth, beloved sister of Marguerite (Cameron) Toman and John Shantz; loving aunt to Donna (Paul) Zarnke, Keith (Helen) Toman, Bruce (Annie) Toman and Carol (Bruce) Vanwyck. She will be fondly remembered by many great-nieces and nephews and all those who knew her. Predeceased by her parents, Laura and Claude Shantz; her sister Betty Shantz; her brother Donald Shantz and her sister-in-law, Janine Shantz. Ruth was for many years an organist at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, as well as an accomplished piano teacher. For the last six years Ruth resided at Nithview Home. Friends will be received at the Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, 1531 Bridge Street, New Dundee, on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, from 6 until 9 p.m.. Funeral service will be held at the Church the following morning at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Emmanuel Bible College, Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church or Nithview Community Palliative Care, New Hamburg would be appreciated by the family and can be made by contacting the funeral home at 519-743-8900. Share memories of Ruth online at www.mem.com.1a

1aThe Record 14 Feb 2007 
Ruth Pauline Shantz
 
27098 Snyder, Sabina, daughter of Aaron and Leah (Snyder) Shantz, was born near Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 31, 1879; died at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, Ont., Dec 7 1964; aged 85 y. 1 m. 6 d. On Oct. 15, 1929, she was married to Urias S. Snyder, who died in February 1956. In January, 1964. she moved to the Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston Ont. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, in charge of J. B. Martin and Milton Schwartzentruber.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVIII, Number 2 - January 12, 1965 - pages 46, 47 
Sabina Shantz
 
27099 Cressman, Salena, daughter of Herman and Sarah (Schmitt) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont. Aug. 12, 1891; died at Cambridge, Ont., Jan. 31, 1981; aged 89 y. She was married to Jacob Cressman, who died in 1978. Surviving are 3 sons (Marvin, Walter, and Glen), 5 daughters (Olive-Mrs. Clayton Wilbelm, Erlene-Mrs. Melvin Burkhardt, Marcella-Mrs. Leland Siebert, Verneda-Mrs. Gerald Smith and Mrs. Kathleen Fast), 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one brother (Russel Shantz), and 3 sisters (Olive Shantz, Mrs. Edna Habel and Violet-Mrs. Noah Herner). She was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 3, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 9 - March 3, 1981 page 182 
Salena Shantz
 
27100 Shantz, Salina S., daughter of Wendell and Mary Ann (Shantz) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., April 11, 1886; died May 19, 1962; aged 76 y. 1 m. 8 d. Surviving are 3 brothers (David, Manasseh, and Jeremiah) and one sister (Florence). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., where funeral services were held May 22, in charge of Edgar Metzler.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 25 - June 19, 1962 - page 575. 
Salina S. Shantz
 
27101 Mrs. Samantha Schiedel

Taken to Toronto General Hospital two months ago, where she under-went two operations, Mrs. Samantha Schiedel of Breslau, passed away there on Jan, 30 in her 66th year. Mrs. Schiedel was the relict of the late Jacob M. Schiedel, who passed a was 15 years ago. She was born at Shantz Station, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abram C. Shantz and attended the Breslau M.B.C. Mennonite Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Orville H. Mader, Breslau, two sons, Roy and Nelson, Breslau, and 19 grandchildren. Four brothers, Nelson and Irvine Shantz, Kitchener, Joseph and Abram, Breslau, and four sisters, Mrs. John Shiry, Kitchener, Mrs. Joel Gole, Richan, Ont., Mrs. Daniel Brox, Spruce Grove, Alta., and Mrs. Peter Martin, R.R. 3, Kitchener, also survive. The funeral was held Sunday from the home at 2 o'clock and thence to Cressman Mennonite Church followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

The Waterloo Chronicle 6 Feb 1936 pg 5 
Samantha Shantz
 
27102 Samuel Shantz, "was born January 16th, 1811. On March 28th, 1830, he was married to Susannah Erb who was born November 13th, 1810, and died October 7th, 1844. On March 25th 1845, he was again married to Rebecca Rudy who was born October 29th, 1825. Although deprived of first class school privileges and his time devoted to constant labor on his father's farm, his desire for information made him seek opportunities for acquiring knowledge. This, added to his natural abilities, gave Mr. Shantz great success in acquiring information on all topics. His stock of knowledge and experience made him a wise counsellor and a judicious adviser; and on may occasions, both in public and private interests, his counsel was sought and obtained. After his first marriage he took charge of his own farm, about three miles west of Berlin, and commenced clearing away the huge forest and erected the necessary buildings thereon. In due time he was the possessor of one of the finest farms on the Petersburg Road. Here he resided until his death which took place January 18th, 1895. His family consisted of twenty-two children, ten of whom were born unto his first wife"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Shantz
 
27103 Samuel E. Shantz, "was born February 16th, 1859. On October 5th, 1880, he was married to Lucinda Shoemaker who was born August 9th, 1861. They reside on part of his father's homestead where he is engaged in farming. To them are born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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S. E. SHANTZ is a native of the County of Waterloo, where he was educated and has since been engaged in farming. He was elected township councillor in 1901, which office he has held continually ever since. Mr. Shantz was a member of the board of health of the township of Waterloo for five years.2a

2aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 32 
Samuel E. Shantz
 
27104 Samuel E. Shantz, M. D., "was born June 11th, 1836. His boyhood days were spent on the farm and when up in his teens he was clerking in Mr. Daniel Snyder's store, Waterloo. Leaning more towards a professional life, he gave up the mercantile calling and attended the university where he in due time graduated as an M. D. He practised in St. Peter, Minnesota, U. S ., where he had received a high position from the state government. His death took place August 22nd, 1868. On May 21st, 1868, he was married to Louisa Graham. To them was born one child"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Dr. Samuel E. Shantz
 
27105 Samuel P. Shantz

By Record Correspondent PRESTON — Samuel Preston Shantz, 68, local industrialist, died suddenly in his sleep at his home, 407 Queen St., of a heart attack early this morning. While suffering from a heart condition for the past seven years, the late Mr. Shantz had continued active in his industrial responsibilities and in his civic and other interests. The deceased was born in Preston, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Erb Shantz. His father was the founder of the business which operates under his name and which Samuel Shantz was manager at the time of his death. Residing in Preston until 24 years of age, the late Mr. Shantz was in the customs department at Kitchener for a time, and then for periods was associated with the former Galt Reformer and the Toronto Daily Star. For a number of years he was engaged with the British Dominion Emigration Society in Toronto. Prior to returning to Preston In 1940 he organized the scenic motor coach tours in Toronto and managed that enterprise. He became associated with the family industrial business, the P. E. Shantz Foundry, and since the death of his brother, Cyrus, in 1944, was manager of the concern. A life member of the Century Club, Toronto, the late Mr. Shantz was twice president of that club. He was a member of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and the Grand River Industrial Accident Prevention Association. A member of St. Paul's United church, Preston, and Trinity United and Yonge Street United Churches while in Toronto. Mr. Shantz was keenly interested in civic affairs of Preston, since his return to the community 12, years ago. He was active at the time of Preston's Old Boys' Reunion and Jubilee in 1949, and was a keen promoter for organized commemoration of the municipality's 100th anniversary of incorporation this year. Surviving are his wife, Annie Bowman; three sons, Robin and Arnold Shantz, Preston, and Douglas Shantz, Montreal; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Lois) Schrumm, Preston, and Marjorie, Hamilton; two sisters, Miss Minnie B. Shantz of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Leon Archibald of Minneapolis. Eight grandchildren also survive. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. funeral home until Wednesday at 1 p.m., then at the St. Paul's United Church for service at 2:30. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery,

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Dec 1952 pg 5 
Samuel Preston Shantz
 
27106 Samuel Y. Shantz, "was born January 15th, 1825. On March 11th, 1845, he was married to Esther Erb who was born April 6th, 1827. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm where now is what is known as Shantz Station (Shantz Station was named after Mr. Shantz and was situated near where his farm buildings were located. The station was burnt many years ago but the place still goes by that name), where they resided until the Grand Trunk Railroad was built when he sold his farm to the company and moved to North Dumfries Township, not far from Blair, where he purchased a large farm. Here he resided until some twenty years ago when he purchased the farm (This farm belonged to Jacob M. Clemens, generally known as "Bachelor Jacob", and after his decease it was sold and Mr. Shantz purchased it), on which he now resides. It is about two and one-half miles south-west of Berlin. To them was born a large family"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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SHANTZ - Samuel Y. Shantz, son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) Shantz who moved from Montgomery Co., Pa., to Canada in 1810, was born Jan. 15, 1825. On the 11th of March, 1845, he was married to Esther Erb who survives him. This union was blessed with eight sons and five daughters of whom two daughters have passed away. Bro. Shantz united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member until his death. He was widely known and hightly esteemed, and his liberality and wise counsel were much appreciated. He had been a sufferer for several yeaars and was confined to the house for several months. On the 9th of May he was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis to which he succumbed on the 15th having attained the age of 75 ys. and 4 ms. The funeral was held on the 17th from his late residence two miles south-west of Berlin, where the burial took place. The funeral was largely attended. Services by E.S. Hallman from 2 Cor. 5:1 and Noah Stauffer from Heb. 11:10. May God comfort the bereaved family.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 11, June 1, 1900, pages 174, 175 
Samuel Y. Shantz
 
27107 Sarah Shantz, "was born November 12th, 1829. In 1850 she was married to J. W. Bowman who was born December 7th, 1823."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Shantz
 
27108 Sarah Shantz (Sallie), "was born January 21st, 1816, and died October 18, 1881. On January 28th, 1834, she was married to Joseph E. Schneider." 1a

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SCHNEIDER. - Oct. 17th in Berlin, Ont., widow of Joseph E Schneider, of a tumor in the body, aged 65 years, 8 months and 6 days. Buried at Christian Ebys burying-ground.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 2 - January 15, 1882 - page 29,30 
Sarah "Sallie" Shantz
 
27109 Sarah Shantz, "was born January 3rd, 1841. She was married to Samuel Myers and died at Langdon, North Dakota, April 30th, 1894."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah "Sally" Shantz
 
27110 Sarah B. Shantz, "the eldest daughter of second wife, was born October 19th, 1845. She was first married to Alexander McKie October 29th, 1867. After his death she was married to Evert Farmer, March 20, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah B. Shantz
 
27111 Sarah D. Shantz, " was born June 3rd, 1853. She is married to Isaac C. Shantz, a farmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Sarah Shantz was born in Wilmot Twp., Ontario, June 3, 1853; died at her home in Breslau, Ont., Dec. 20, 1921; aged 68 y. 6 m. 17 d. On Feb. 28, 1875, she was united in marriage to Isaac C. Shantz. To this union were born eight children, four (Sarah, Herman, Viney, and Laura) preceding her in death and four (Edwin, Luanna, Mary and Edith), with her husband and ten grandchildren, are left to mourn her departure. Sister Shantz united with the Mennonite Church in her girlhood days and remained a consistent member until death claimed her. The last few weeks of her life were spent in intense suffering, but through it all her continual desire was to bear it faithfully and uncomplainingly until she could go home. The funeral services were held at the Breslau Mennonite Church on Dec. 23, 1921, and were conducted by Brethren Jonas Snider and U. K. Weber.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 40 - January 5, 1922 - page 783 
Sarah D. Shantz
 
27112 Sarah Eleno B. Shantz, "was born August 17, 1844. On July 4th, 1872, she was married to Christian Beischinger. She died July 29th, 1877."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Eleno B. Shantz
 
27113 Sarah K. Shantz, "was born April 1st, 1854. She was married to Henry S. Snider. They resided at Bloomindale where she died April 10th, 1878."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah K. Shantz
 
27114 Sarah L. Shantz, "was born August 5th, 1848. She was married to R. W. Brown, May 27th, 1866."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah L. Shantz
 
27115 Sarah S. Shantz, "was born December 12th, 1839. On September 19th, 1872, she was married to W. K. Lucas."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah S. Shantz
 
27116 Shantz.- Seleda, daughter of William and Veronica Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Aug. 2, 1901; died at her home in Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 13, 1988; aged 86 y. Surviving is one brother (Orville Shantz). She was preceded in death by one brother (Oliver) and one sister (Marianne Snider). She was a member of First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 81, Number 15 -April 12, 1988, pages 260, 262 
Seleda Shantz
 
27117 Shantz, Selina, daughter of Amos and Esther (Cressman) Shantz, was born March 22, 1877, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died at Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 11, 1958, after a lengthy illness; aged 81 y. 8m. 19 d. On Dec. 12, 1900, she was married to Herbert Shantz, who died Feb. 28, 1955. Surviving are 4 daughters (Orpha-Mrs. Vernon Woolner, Lona-Mrs. Joseph Martin, Erma-Mrs. Stanley Snider, and Wilma-Mrs. Martin Horst), 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Maggie, Barbara, and Elminda Shantz). Preceding her in death were 5 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Erb Street Church, Waterloo, Ont., where services were held, in charge of Wilfred Ulrich and J. B. Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 2 - January 13, 1959, page 46 
Selina Shantz
 
27118 Eby.- Serena Lydia Shantz, 87, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Oct. 4, 1905, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Daniel and Suzanna Groh Shantz. Died: June 6, 1993, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: David, Richard, Gladys Ranger; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clayton Eby (husband) and Hazel (daughter). Funeral: June 8, Preston Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher. Burial: Hagey Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 26 - June 29, 1993, pages 16, 17 
Serena Lydia Shantz
 
27119 Shantz, Simeon N., son of Daniel and Mary (Nahrgang) Shantz, was born near Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 1, 1886; died at the Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston, Ont., May 5, 1973; aged 87 y. 2 m. 4 d. On Jan. 24, 1912, he was married to Celina Cressman, who preceded him in death in 1963. Surviving are 5 daughters (Irene Mrs. Orton Koch, Mary Mrs. Horace Cressman, Edna Mrs. Harold Shenk, Ferne Mrs. Merle Yoder, and Audrey Mrs. John Feicht), 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Clara McKenzie). He was a member of the Geiger Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 8, in charge of Stanley D. Shantz and Moses H. Roth; interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 22 - May 29, 1973 page 462 
Simeon N. Shantz
 
27120 Simon R. Shantz, "was born April 28th, 1871. He is married to Lydia Ann Knorr. They reside on part of the old homestead where he is engaged in farming. They have one child"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Simon R. Shantz
 
27121 Simon S. Shantz, "was born October 8th, 1856. He is married to Caroline, daughter of Peter and Catharine (Nahrgang) Christner. They reside on his father's farm near Haysville, Ontario. To them are born three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Simon S. Shantz
 
27122 Simon Shantz, "was born May 15th, 1818. On March 4th, 1845, he was married to Judith, daughter of Daniel and Susannah (Kenzie) Stauffer. She was born August 1st, 1825, and died January 26th, 1862. He died December 13th, 1893. They resided in Wilmot Township, near Baden. Their family consisted of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SHANTZ.-In Wilmot, Ont., on the 14th of December, 1893, Simon Shantz. He was born May 15th, 1818, and arrived at the ripe old age of 75 years, 6 months and 29 days. In 1845 he was married to Judith Stauffer, whom he survived nearly 32 years. He was the father of 4 sons and 5 daughters, of whom 3 daughters preceded him. His funeral, which was largely attended, took place on the 17th of December. Buried in Geiger's cemetery. Funeral services by Moses S. Bowman in German from 2 Cor. 4:17,18 and 5:1, and Daniel Wismer in English from Philippians 1:21. His friends mourn not as those who have no hope.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXI, No. 2, January 15, 1894 - pp 29,30,31 
Simon S. Shantz
 
27123 Solomon Shantz, "was born May 31st, 1852. He was married, February 6th, 1877, to Mary Ann Hostetler who was born May 20th, 1856. They reside near Haysville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Sudden Death of Waterloo County Farmers

The sudden deaths of two well known Waterloo County farmers occurred on Friday, when Solomon Shantz, a Wilmot Township man living about a mile south of Wilmot Centre dropped dead while hitching up his horse. He had been quite well. He suffered an attack of heart failure.
The deceased was 65 years of age. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the residence to Geiger's church and cemetery.2a


2aObituary - New Hamburg Independent, December 2, 1915 
Solomon Shantz
 
27124 Shantz, Stanley, son of Addison and Priscella (Devitt) Shantz, was born in Guernsey, Sask., May 23, 1914; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 1, 1990; aged 75. He was married to Fern Burkhart, who died in 1979. On Apr. 6, 1985, he was married to Kathryn Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Calvin, Nelson, and Melvin), one daughter (Elinor Gingerich), 6 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Arnold and Lyle). He was ordained to the ministry and served the following congregations: Sharon, Holyrood, Baden-Geiger, and First Mennonite in Vineland. He also served as interim pastor for a number of congregations. He was a member of Wilmot Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 3, in charge of Jean Goulet; spring interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 83, Number 15 - April 10, 1990 - page 262 
Rev. Stanley Shantz
 
27125 STANLEY SHANTZ 1920 - 2009 Went to be with his Lord on Friday, January 2, 2009 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 89th year. Loving husband of Eral (nee Cressman). Devoted father of Jeanne Leis, Lois Broda (Tom), Ross Shantz (Jean) and Larry Shantz (Cindy). Step-father to Paul Brubacher (Marilyn), Elizabeth Setzkorn (Claude) and Margaret Griffin (Dan). Stanley had nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer Shahi (Arsalan) and their children Dustin and Cameron, Jody Broda (Dana Fewkes), Tim Broda (Amy) and their children Kaylynn and Natalie, Brent Shantz and his son Darien, Laura Shantz, Kristie Fontaine (Herb), Jason Shantz (Kayla) and their children Alexis and Zoey, Amber Shantz and Carlie Shantz; as well as nine step-grandchildren, Jonathan, Danielle, Charlotte (Travis), Rebecca, Matthew, Andrew, Sonya, Loni and Bronwyn. Stanley was Canadian grandpa to Rahim and Narges Atabakhsh and their daughter Maral, and Nader and Pegah Fathi and their children Kiara and Kasra. Survived by his sister, Ilene Burkhardt; sisters-in-law, Alice Wideman, Mabel Stott (George), Margaret Dettweiler (Harold), Florence Karcher (Don) and Florence Krieder (Roy). Predeceased by his first wife, Doris (nee Hachborn) in 1991; his son-in-law, Ralph Leis in 1998; his parents, David Shantz and Salome (nee Schmitt); brothers, Lorne Shantz (Ada) and Walter Shantz (Lydia); brother-in-law, Gordon Burkhardt and two step-children, James and Charlotte in infancy. Visitation was held at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge on Sunday, January 4 from 2-4 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, January 5 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, 1310 King St., St. Jacobs on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at 11 a.m., the Revs. Mark Diller Harder and Claire Osinkosky officiating. Reception will follow the service in the Church Hall. Interment in Shantz Mennonite Cemetery. Donations in Stanley's memory may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Fairview Mennonite Home and can be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Stanley, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 5 Jan 2009 
Stanley S. Shantz
 
27126 Stauffer S. Shantz, "was born January 24th, 1862. He is married to Maggie Snyder. They reside near Baden where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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partial obituary

"(Baden) Ill for the past year, Stauffer S. Shantz, 76, of Baden, died at his late residence Sat. Deceased was born in Wilmot Tp. on Jan. 24, 1862, a s/o David Y. Shantz and Barbara Stauffer. His first wife, Maggie Snyder, predeceased him 7 years ago. He was later married to Alberta Bowman. Surviving are his widow, two brothers, David S. of Waterloo and Herman S.of Baden..."2a

2aKitchener Daily Record 3 Jan 1939

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Shantz -- Stauffer L Shantz, of Baden, Ont., son of the late David Y. and Barbara (Stauffer) Shantz was born Jan. 24, 1862; died after a lingering illness, Dec. 31, 1938; aged 76 y. 11 m. 7 d. On March 6, 1894, he was married to Magdalena Snyder of Natchez. On Feb. 9, 1932, his beloved wife passed away. On Oct. 2, 1935, he was again married to Mrs. Alberta Bowman of Kitchener, who survives to mourn his departure; also 2 brothers (David S., of Waterloo and Herman S., of Wilmot), and a host of relatives and friends. During his illness he was baptized and we trust he is resting in peace. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 3 at the Shantz Church by E. O. Seymour, pastor of Trinity United Church, Kitchener, assisted by Bishop Manassah Hallman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.3a

3aGospel Herald January 19, 1939 - Vol. XXXI, No.42 - pages 902, 903, 904 
Stauffer S. Shantz
 
27127 Susan S. Shantz, "was born April 8th, 1844. On October 2nd, 1884, she was married to John Atcheson."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susan S. Shantz
 
27128 MILLER, Susanna, daughter of Solomon and Mary Ann (Hostetler) Shantz, was born at Baden, Ont., Aug. 23, 1897; died at Millersburg, Ohio, May 27, 1966; aged 68 y. 9 m. 4 d. On March 24, 1920, she was married to D. Frank Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Roy Burkey, Mrs. James Crissey, Mrs. Max McClelland, Mrs. Sheldon Schmucker, and Mrs. Merwyn Litwiller), 24 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Titus Kolb). She was a member of the Millersburg Church. Funeral services were held at the Martin's Creek Church, May 30, with Paul Lantz and Roman Stutzman officiating1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LIX, Number 29 - July 26, 1966, pages 666 - 667 
Susannah Shantz
 
27129 Susannah Shantz, "the second daughter, was born February 15th, 1861. On October 20th, 1891, she was married to Henry B. Eby. They reside in the town of Berlin and have a family of one son"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Eby.-Susannah, daughter of the late Moses and Susannah Shantz and widow of the late Henry B. Eby, was born on the old homestead north of Waterloo, Ont., Feb. 15, 1861; died at the home of her son (Edwin S. Eby) on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1936; aged 75 y. 8 m. 3 d. She passed away rather suddenly from an attack of pneumonia following a week's illness. She is survived by 3 sons (Oliver of Guernsey, Sask.; Edwin S. and Irvin S. of Kitchener), 4 daughters (Mrs. Edwin Bowman of Guernsey, Sask.; Mrs. Gordon Weber and Florence, Kitchener; Ella, R. N., of Woodstock), and 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is also survived by 3 sisters (Mrs. Christian Brubacher and Mrs. Frank Shuh of Waterloo, Mrs. Benj. Horst of Breslau) and 4 brothers (Menno of Kitchener; Aaron, Amos, and Allen of Waterloo). She was predeceased by Mrs. Henry Groff, Minnesota; Mrs. David Hoffer, Elmira; Tilman Shantz, and Frank Shantz of Waterloo. She was a faithful member of the Sterling Avenue Mennonite Church. The funeral was held from the home of her son (Edwin Eby), thence to the Sterling Ave. Menn. Church, Kitchener. Services were conducted by U. K. Weber, pastor of the church. Interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery.

"In our hearts her memory lingers,
And we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake her
From her quiet peaceful sleep."\i02a

2aGospel Herald, November 26, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.35 - page 750, 751
 
Susannah Shantz
 
27130 Susannah Shantz, "was born April 21st, 1836. On August 18th, 1856, she was married to William Roach. They reside at Teeswater, Ontario, where he is engaged as a wage-earner. To them were born the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27131 Susannah Shantz, "was born April 8th, 1846. She is unmarried and resides with her brother on the old homestead."1a

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SNIDER. SUSANNAH, daughter of the late Simon SHANTZ, and widow of the late Solomon Snider, was born Apr. 6, 1846; died in Waterloo Co., Ont., at the home of Oliver D. Snider, Dec. 30, 1932; aged 86 y. 8 m. 22 d. She was married to Solomon Snider in October, 1897, who predeceased her 3 years ago, 1 daughter Angeline (Mrs. Jacob Musselman) also predeceased her. She leaves 4 children (Mrs. Alvin Shantz, Addison and Oliver of Elmira, and Irvin of Guernsey, Sask.), 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren by her foster family relation. The funeral took place from the home of Oliver D. Snider to Elmira Mennonite Church for services where she was a faithful member. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted by Bishops Jonas Snider and Moses Brubacher. Texts, Job 14:14 and Prov. 4:18.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume XXV, Number 44 - January 26, 1933 page 926,927 
Susannah Shantz
 
27132 Susannah Shantz, "was born August 12th, 1854. On September 20th, 1874, she was married to Jacob B. Snider."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27133 Susannah Shantz, "was born August 26th, 1850. On March 3rd, 1872, she was married to Noah Weber who died March 19th, 1880, leaving no family. The widow has her home in Berlin with one of her sisters."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27134 Susannah Shantz, "was born January 24th, 1807. She was married to Samuel Martin and died in Woolwich Township, May 16th, 1881."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27135 Susannah Shantz, "was born July 8th, 1850. On October 2nd, 1877, she was married to Noah S. Bean, a farmer. They reside near Haysville, Ontario. To them were born six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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partial obitaury

"The death of Mrs. Susan Schafer, 86, occurred at her residence, 79 Brubacher street, last evening. She had been ill only a few days. Deceased was born in Wilmot Tp. on July 6, 1850, a d/o the late Joseph Y.Shantz and wife, the late Elizabeth Stauffer. She was a member of Bethany Mennonite Church and of the Mission Circle. Deceased was twice married,in 1877 to the late Noah Bean, and in 1912 to the late John Schafer, who died in 1908 and 1923 respectively. Mrs. Schafer is survived by two sons and four daughters, Simon Bean, Ceylon, Sask., Warren Bean, New Dundee, Mrs. William Crosley, Woolseley, Sask., Mrs. Earl Drewery, Stouffville, Miss Elizabeth Bean and Miss Sue Bean of Kitchener. There also are three sisters, Mrs. Dan Cressman, Mrs. Ezra Cressman and Mrs. Moses Cressman, all of Wilmot Tp....Woodland Cemetery...")2a

2aThe Daily Record 25 Feb 1937 
Susannah Shantz
 
27136 Susannah Shantz, "was born June 2nd, 1831. On November 19th, 1850, she was married to Elias Martin. They reside on old Daniel Good's place near the Martin Mennonite Meeting House."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby
 
Susannah Shantz
 
27137 Susannah Shantz, "was born March 4th, 1863. She was married to Samuel M. Weber, March 8th, 1881. They reside near Floradale, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27138 Susannah Shantz, "was born March 7th, 1824. On October 7th, 1862, she was married to Daniel Köhler, a farmer. They resided in Wilmot Township where she died February 26th, 1864, leaving one child named Magdalena, born February 26th, 1864, and died the same day."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27139 Susannah Shantz, "was born March 8th, 1847. She was married to David Devitt. They resided near Port Elgin, Ontario, where she died October 28th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27140 Susannah Shantz, "was married to Abraham Wenger. Their descendants are in Montgomery and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27141 Susannah Shantz, "was born March 25th, 1856. She was married to Dilman G. Moyer and resided near Bridgeport, Ontario, where she died August 25th, 1881, leaving two children, .."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah B. Shantz
 
27142 Susannah Shantz, "was born August 2nd, 1861. On January 2nd, 1883, she was married to John H. Schmidt who was born July 1st, 1858."1a

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Early this morning there passed away, after a long and painful illness, Susannah C. Shantz, wife of John H. Schmidt, Woolwich. Deceased was born August 2nd, 1861, and married January 2nd, 1888. To Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt were born ten children, of whom six died in infancy. Her husband, three sons, Josiah, Manassa and John, and one daughter, Laura also one grandchild survive. They have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. The funeral will be held on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. Service in St. James Church before burial.1a

1aElmira Signet Dec 6 1917 
Susannah C. Shantz
 
27143 Susannah Shantz, "was born April 5th, 1862. She is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

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Bowman. --- Susanna E., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Y. Shantz, was born in North Dumfries, April 5, 1862; died suddenly at her home in Kitchener, Ont.; aged 82 y. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Her husband, Moses C. Bowman, passed away April 28, 1933. Surviving are 4 sons (Alvah S. and Edwin S., Guernsey, Sask.; Henry S. and Moses S., of Kitchener), one daughter (Melinda, of Kitchener), 2 brothers (Daniel, of Kitchener, and Franklin, Wenatchee, Wash.), and 15 grandchildren. Four sisters and six brothers predeceased her. She was a faithful Christian and a real helpmeet in a pastor's responsibility. She was known for her kindliness and hospitality. She will be greatly missed in the church, city, and community, as well as by the family. Funeral services were in charge of the pastor, C. F. Derstine. Text, Num. 23:10 - "The Victorious End of the Righteous." The brethren S. F. Coffman, M. Hallman, ad Merle Shantz spoke tributes to the departed.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 49 - March 9, 1945 - pages 1006, 1007 
Susannah E. Shantz
 
27144 Susannah (Shantz) Snyder was born Aug. 14, 1874. She united in holy matrimony with Urias Snyder of Waterloo, Ont., in 1898. This union was blest with one son. In 1904 she with her husband were converted and united with the Mennonite Church at Waterloo. She was of a quiet and unassuming disposition, and was always faithful to her Lord, till He called her home. Her departure was a shock to the community, as she was in ordinary health till the evening of Jan. 6, when she complained a little but not seriously, went to sleep, and next morning was found lifeless in bed, seemingly without a struggle. She died at her home near Waterloo, Jan. 7, in her 54th year; thus proving the frailty of man and the importance to be ready. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 1 son (Lorne) her aged father (Levi Shantz), 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Waterloo Church by Bro. Jonas Snider (Text, Amos 4:12), assisted by Brethren Noah Hunsberger and Howard Stevanus. May the abiding Comforter be with the bereaved family.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 43 - January 26, 1928 - pp 942-944 
Susannah R. Shantz
 
27145 Shantz, Sylvanus A., died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Sept. 12, 1973; aged 72 y. He was married to Catherine Hintz, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Carl*, Allan, Eldon, and Leonard), 2 daughters (Eleanor and Florence-Mrs. James Rothwell), 24 grand children, 2 brothers (Ivan and Lloyd), and one sister (Serena-Mrs. Clayton Eby). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Sept. 14; interment in the Hagey Mennonite Cemetery, Preston, Ont.

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* Carl was adopted by Sylvanus and Catherine, biological son of David & Judith (Hoffman) Hintz. Catherine was a half aunt to Carl - also know as Carl Menno. 
Sylvanus Anthony Shantz
 
27146 Shantz. - Sylvia Edna, second child of Bro. Norman and Elmina Shantz, was born near Berlin, Ont., Aug: 4, 1911; died near Freeport, Ont., Jan. 30, 1915, of lymphatic lacemia; aged 3 y. 5 m. 26 d. Funeral on Feb. 2 at the Berlin Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Bro. Absalom Snider and Bro. Noah Stauffer.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 48 - February 25, 1915 - pages 775, 776  
Sylvia Edna Shantz
 
27147 Miss Sylvia Shantz

Miss Sylvia Shantz, 64, of 15 Bingeman St., died suddenly yesterday at her home. Born June 16, 1887, at Kitchener, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abram M. Shantz. She was a dressmaker. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Gordon (Grace) Braun, Kitchener. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home with burial in First Mennonite Cemetery. Rev. C. N. Good will officiate. The body is resting at the funeral home.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Oct 1951 pg 5 
Sylvia P. Shantz
 
27148 Tilman Shantz, "was born January 8th, 1850. On March 20, 1871, he was married to Esther, daughter of Benjamin and Magdalena (Shantz) Snyder. After their marriage they moved on the farm now possessed by his brother Aaron S. Shantz. Here they remained for one year, then, on March 6th, 1872, they moved to Maryborough Township, Wellington County, 4th Concession, near Wallace line. Here they resided until March 6th, 1875, when they moved on the farm they now possess, north-east quarter of lot No. 9, German Company's Tract, about three miles north of the town of Waterloo where he is engaged as a farmer and breeder of thoroughbred stock. He has been councillor for two years, 1884-5, deputy reeve for six years, 1886-91, and reeve for the year 1892. He always takes an active part in political matters and strongly advocates the platform taken by the Liberals of this province. His family consists of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Tilman S. Shantz
 
27149 Shantz, Titus M. , son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Shantz, was born in Waterloo Twp. , Ont. , May 17, 1881; died at the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Feb. 1, 1964; aged 82 y. 8 m. 15 d. He was married to Mary Ann Detweiler, who died in 1942. Later he was married to Abbie Detweiler. Surviving are 3 sons (Melvin F. , and E. Clare), one daughter (Anna - Mrs. Elton Cressman), 2 brothers (Norman and Amsey), and one sister (Mrs. Mary Ann Martin), and 4 grandchildren. One son died in infancy. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 4, in charge of Robert Johnson.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVII, Number 8 - March 3, 1964, Page 190, 191 
Titus Shantz
 
27150 Urias was married according to his death registration. Dr. Urias Bowman Shantz
 
27151 Martin, Velina, daughter of Jesse and Magdelena (Martin) Shantz, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Sept. 19, 1897; died at Waterloo, Ont., Jan. 14, 1975; aged 77 y. On Mar. 3, 1920, she was married to Eden Martin, who preceded her in death on Mar. 14, 1966. Surviving are 2 sons (Mervin and Clare), 2 daughters (Erma - Mrs. Ward Shantz, and Vera - Mrs. George Weber), 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Joseph and Jesse). She was a member of Erb St. Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 16, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in Erb St. Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 6 -- February 11, 1975 - p. 105, 106  
Velina Shantz
 
27152 Shantz.-Valina, only daughter of Bro. and Sister Eli Shantz, was born near Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 23, 1880; she had been ailing for some time and during the month of August went through an operation, after which she seemed to improve for a time but afterwards gradually went backwards until death claimed her on Oct. 27, her age being 43 y. 4 d. About 18 years ago Sister Valina accepted her Savior, joined with the Mennonite Church and lived a consistent life. She had one brother who died about 27 years ago. Bro.. and Sister Shantz have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in the loss of their only living child. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Oct. 31, by the brethren, U. K. Weber and Jonas Snider. Texts, Jno. 5:39, 40 and Jno. 1:12.1a

1aGospel Herald Volume XVI, Number 33 - November 15, 1923 - pp. 684, 685

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Died At Kitchener, Ontario, Saturday, October 27th 1923 Velina Shantz Beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Shantz Aged 41 years and 4 days Funeral Will take place from the home of her parents, Frederick Street Limits, on Wednesday, Oct. 31st, at 1. 30 p. m., to the First Mennonite Church for services, thence to Mennonite cemetery for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.2a

2aFuneral Card 
Velina Shantz
 
27153 Velina Shantz, "was born March 6th, 1875. She is unmarried and has her home with her father."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Velina Shantz
 
27154 Snider, Velma, died at the Kitchener-Waterloo (Ont.) Hospital on Oct. 11, 1975; aged 71 y. She was married to Earl Snider, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Karl and Bruce), 3 daughters (Mae - Mrs. Russel Cober, Mary - Mrs. Kenneth Martin, and Martha - Mrs. James Arndt), 14 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Veloras Shantz and Mrs. Vietta Gerber), and one brother (Bert Rogers). She was preceded in death by 2 sisters. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 14, in charge of Robert N. Johnson; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 43 - November 4, 1975, p. 806 
Velma Shantz
 
27155 Shantz, Verle - Following a courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, on Saturday, Sept. 3, 1994, Verle Shantz, age 72 years, of Kitchener.

Mr. Shantz was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was employed with BF Goodrich for over 44 years until his retirement. He was president of union local No. 73 at B.F. Goodrich for many years and served in the Second World War in the Canadian Navy.

Beloved husband of the former Ruby (nee Mikel), with whom he celebrated 48 years of marriage, Dear father of Linda Eccles and Gary Shantz, both of Waterloo. Beloved grandfather and will be greatly missed by grandson, Greg Eccles. Dear brother of Margaret (Mrs. Roy Chesterman), Elva (Mrs. Lester Zehr) and Minnota Brenneman, all of Kitchener.
Predeceased by his parents, Elmon Shantz and the former Elizabeth Roth and his granddaughter, Lori Lynn Eccles in infancy.

Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Donald Pond officiating. Internment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.

Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Memorial donations to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Freeport Hospital Health Care Vollage or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

The Record, September 6, 1994 
Verle Ward Shantz
 
27156 SHANTZ - On the 25th of May 1900, near Berlin, Ont., Vernon, infant son of Allen and Katie Shantz, aged 11 days.

"So fades the lovely, blooming flower,
Frail, smiling solace of an hour."

Services at the house by E.S. Hallman. Text, Luke 18:16, thence to the C. Eby burying ground, Berlin, for interment.1a

1aHERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 12, June 15, 1900 - pages 190-191 
Vernon Shantz
 
27157 SHANTZ, Vernon - Peacefully, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at Heritage House, St. Jacobs. Vernon Shantz, age 77 years of Elmira. Beloved husband and best friend of Alice (Martin) Shantz for 55 years. Dear father of Dianne and Brian Vanrabaeys of Thamesville, Doris and Murray Bisch of Wellesley, Ron and Kay Shantz of RR 1, St. Clements, Karen and Willard Brubacher of RR 2, Wallenstein, Darrell and Janice Shantz of Floradale. Also lovingly remembered by his 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Edna and Noah Bowman, Naomi and Wayne Martin, Ollie and Elsie Shantz, Orvie and Mary Shantz and brother-in-law of Olive Shantz, Edna Shantz and Ella Shantz. Predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Susannah (Martin) Shantz, and by his three brothers, Clayton, Aden and Abner Shantz. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Thursday, August 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Friday, August 22, transfer will be made to Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, Hawkesville for funeral service at 2 p.m. followed by interment in Hillside Cemetery. In his memory, donations to St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Care Unit or Christian Aid Ministries would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. The family expresses their gratitude to the excellent care given by the staff at Heritage House.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 20 Aug 2008 
Vernon Shantz
 
27158 Shantz, --Veronia, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Shantz, was born in Baden, Ont., Oct. 9, 1870; passed away at her home in Kitchener, Ont., July 12, 1952; aged 81 y. 9 m. 3 d. She was united in marriage on March 15, 1899 to William R. Shantz, who predeceased her in 1922. Surviving are 2 sons (Oliver, New Hamburg, Ont., and Orville, Kitchener, Ont.), one daughter (Seleda, Kitchener, Ont.), 3 brothers (David, Manasseh, and Jeremiah, of Baden, Ont.), 2 sisters (Selina and Florence, Kitchener, Ont.), and 3 grandchildren. One daughter (Mary Ann-Mrs. Leonard Snider) predeceased her in 1928. She was received into church membership at the Shantz Church, Baden, Ont., and later transferred to Latschar, Mannheim, Ont., where she was a member until her death. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., July 15 in charge of John H. Hess, assisted by Osiah Horst and J. W. Witmer. Burial took place at the David Eby Cemetery in Waterloo, Ont.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLV , Number 36 - September 2, 1952-page 878

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Mrs. Veronica Shantz, 81,of 91 Brock St., died early today at her home after a brief illness. Born Oct. 9, 1870, at Baden, she was a d/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Shantz. She was a member of Latchar Mennonite Church, Mannheim. Her husband, William R. Shantz, died Aug. 27, 1922. Surviving are two sons, Oliver, New Hamburg; Orville, Kitchener; one daughter, Seleda, Kitchener. There are three brothers, David, Manassah and Jeremiah, all of Baden; two sisters, Selina and Florence, both of Kitchener, and 3 grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Snider, died in Sept. 1928...

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jul 1952 
Veronica Shantz
 
27159 Veronica Shantz, "the eldest daughter of Joseph and Catharine (Schneider) Shantz, was born in Waterloo County, March 15th, 1822. On November 14th, 1843, she was married to Joseph Weber. She died September 23rd, 1894."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27160 Veronica Shantz, "the eldest daughter, was born September 16th, 1854. On September 23rd, 1873, she was married to Henry Groff and has a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27161 Veronica Shantz, "was born April 12th, 1840. On March 26th, 1854, she was married to John Aamon. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged as a farmer. To them were born the following children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27162 Veronica Shantz, "was born January 1st, 1857. On September 24th, 1878, she was married to Peter Shupe. They reside in Berlin. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27163 Veronica Shantz, "was born January 5th, 1843. On March 26th, 1861, she was married to Moses K. Snyder. They reside north of Baden."1a

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SNYDER. - Veronica Shantz was born Jan. 5, 1843. She was married to John K. Snyder March 26, 1861. To this union were born 11 children (Ephraim, Ervin, Barbara, Emmanuel, Annie, Mary Ann, David, Veronica, Dilman, Herman, and Olivia). Emmanuel and David predeceased her. She died at her home in Wilmot Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov. 22, 1935; aged 92 y. 10 m. 17 d. She leaves 9 children, 26 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (David, Stauffer, and Herman Shantz), and a host of relatives and friends. She was one of the pioneers in the community in which she lived. They started their home in the woods, doubtless with many hardships, but as the years rolled by they were able to build up a nice comfortable home. In this same home she lived 74 years amid all the changes that come in life. Oct. 23, 1900, she was bereft of her husband and she lived a widow's life with her family for 35 years. She was a good mother, "a mother in Israel," always willing to do for others. She was wonderfully blessed with health and strength until the last few years of her life. Her thinking capacity, and finally her bodily strength began to fail, and for only two weeks she was confined to her bed-without sickness or pain, just faded away until she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Funeral services were conducted at the home of Dilman Snyder on Nov. 26 by Bro. Orphen Wismer, and at the Shantz Church near Baden, Ont., by Bro. Jonas Snyder (Text, Prov. 22:28) and Bro. Manasseh Hallman (Text, Jno. 17:24), where a large number of people gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"Beautiful toiler, thy work all done,
Beautiful soul, into glory gone;
Beautiful life, with its crown now won,
God giveth thee rest.
Beautiful spirit, free from all stain,
Ours is the heartache, the sorrow and pain;
Thine is the glory, the infinite gain,
Thy slumber is sweet."
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2aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 38 - Dec 19, 1935, pp. 814, 815 
Veronica Shantz
 
27164 Veronica Shantz, "was born November 14th, 1789. In 1808 she was married to Abraham Biehn, a farmer. They resided near Doon where she died July 27th, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27165 Veronica Shantz, "was born October 27th, 1819, and died September 7th, 1893. On May 11, 1841, she was married to Joseph Cressman."1a

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CRESSMAN - On the 7th of September, 1893, at Breslau, Ontario, sister Veronica, widow of the late Bro. Joseph Cressman, aged 73 y., 10 m., 11 d. She died with a living hope. Buried on the 10th at Breslau, followed to the grave by many relatives and friends. She leaves a number of children and grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held by Jacob Woolner in German, and by Amos Eby in English.2a

2aHerald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 19, October 1, 1893 - Page 310, 311 
Veronica Shantz
 
27166 Veronica Shantz, "was born May 23rd, 1813. On April 16th 1833, she was married to Abraham D. Clemens who was born April 17th, 1813 and died April 15th, 1877. They resided near Williamsburg where she died August 26th 1887. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fanny" Shantz
 
27167 Veronica Shantz, "was born November 11th, 1830. She was married to Jacob Myers."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fanny" Shantz
 
27168 Veronica B. Shantz, "was born June 15th, 1846. On February 21st, 1865, she was married to Andrew E. Weber."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica B. Shantz
 
27169 Shantz. - Vietta Shantz, oldest daughter of Ivan and Irene Shantz was born Mar. 13, 1921; died Jan. 30, 1928, after suffering intensely of meningitis for two weeks; aged 6 y. 10 m. 17 d. She leaves behind to mourn her early demise father, mother, 1 sister, one brother, and 3 grandparents, besides other relatives. Vietta will be missed in her home because of her cheerfulness and helpfulness, always showing a thoughtfulness beyond her age, especially in caring for those younger than she and in doing the little duties around the house. While she keenly is missed by her parents, yet they hope to meet her again some day in that land of blissful rest.

"All is over, hands are folded
On a quite, peaceful breast;
All is over, life is ended;
Now dear, Vietta is at rest."

Funeral services were conducted by O. D. Snider, Elmira, Ont. Remains were laid to rest in the Elmira Cemetery, opposite the church.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 3 - April 19, 1928, pages 62, 63  
Vietta B. Shantz
 
27170 Witmer, Vinetta Rose Shantz, 94, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Aug. 24, 1902, Berlin, Kitchener, Ont., to Wendel R. and Priscilla Swartz Shantz. Died: Aug. 2, 1997, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - children: Marjorie Shantz, Margaret Hoover, Robert, Ross, Fred, Dorothy Phillips; brother and sister: Clayton Shantz, Dorothy Snyder; 23 grandchildren, 48 greatgrandchildren, 3 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Vernon Witmer (husband). Funeral: Aug. 6, Preston Mennonite Church, by Paul Martin. Burial: Mannheim Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 35 - September 9, 1997 
Vinetta Rose Shantz
 
27171 Shantz.- Viola, daughter of Elias S. and Rebecca (Mussleman) Shantz, was born at Elmira, Ont, Apr. 13, 1901; died of cancer at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Nov. 6, 1984; aged 83 y. On Feb. 27, 1924, she was married to Samuel Cressman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Robert Cressman, Phyllis Blair, and Howard Shantz) and one sister (Selida Weber). She was a member of Preston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, in charge of Brian Bauman and Rufus Jutzi; interment in Hagey Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 51 - December 18, 1984, pages 889, 890 
Viola Shantz
 
27172 Jewitt, Viola May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ananias Shantz, was born at Kitchener, Ont., July 27, 1900; died at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, June 15, 1964; aged 63 y. 10 m. 19 d. She was married to Edwin W. Jewitt, Preston, Ont., who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Howard E., Clayton W., and Ervin R.), 5 daughters (Florence, Barbara - Mrs. Murray Raddatz, Edith - Mrs. Harold Sider, Mildred, and Shirley), one brother (Veloras B.), one stepbrother (Bert Rodger), 2 sisters (Velma - Mrs. Earl Snider and Vietta - Mrs. Elmer Gerber), and 12 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where memorial services were held June 18, conducted by C. F. Derstine and Howard Good.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 26 - July 7, 1964 - pp 590, 591 
Viola May Shantz
 
27173 Shantz.--Walter, son of David and Saloma Schantz, was born in Wilmot Township, Ontario, May 20, 1909; passed away Sept. 14, 1946; aged 37 y. 3 m. 25 d. On Nov. 7, 1942, he was united in marriage to Lydia Zehr, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, one daughter (Patricia), one son (David), 2 brothers (Lorne and Stanley, both of Baden, Ont.), and one sister (Ilene--Mrs. Gordon Burkhardt, Kitchener, Ont.). In his youth he united with the Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, of which he remained a member until death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the church, in charge of L. H. Witmer and M. H. Roth. Interment as made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIX, No . 27 - October 1, 1946--Page 374 
Walter Shantz
 
27174 Shantz, Walter C., son of Noah S. and Susannah (Cassel) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Township, Ont., Apr. 13, 1894; died at Cambridge, Ont., Dec. 10, 1987; aged 93 y. On Jan. 7, 1920, he was married to Selina Shirk, who preceded him in death in 1979. He is survived by 2 sons (Kenneth and Wilbur), 5 daughters (Lorna Bergey, Jeanne Culp, Joanne Hunsberger, Kathryn Leatherman, and Beth Good), and a sister (Marion Steiner). He was preceded in death by a son (Clyde), 3 brothers (Eden, Lincoln, and Stauffer), and a sister (Mrs. Laura Good). He was a member of the Nith Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 13, in charge of Amzie Brubacher and James Sider; interment in Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 81, Number 2 -January 12, 1988, page 30 
Walter C. Shantz
 
27175 Shantz, Ward A., son of Aldred and Cinetta (Gimbel) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Township, Ont., Dec. 3, 1918; died of cancer at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, Mar. 15, 1982; aged 63 y. On Apr. 4, 1942, he was married to Erma Martin, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Ross), 3 daughters (Marilyn-Mrs. Don Snyder, Sandra-Mrs. John Schiedel, and Margaret-Mrs. Tom Stockie), one brother (Lloyd), and 8 grandchildren. He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 17, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in church cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 75, Number 15 - April 13, 1982 - pg 262  
Ward Amos Shantz
 
27176 SHANTZ, Rev. Ward M. - Peacefully, went home to be with his Lord at Emmanuel Village on Friday, August 21, 2009. Rev. Ward Montford Shantz, aged 98 years. 43 years of his life were devoted to active ministry in the Evangelical Missionary Church. When he entered the ministry in 1933 he served as the pastor at Alymer Missionary Church, Toronto and Gormley Churches. In 1943 he became the founding Principal of Emmanuel Bible College, and served in this capacity for the next 10 years. Rev. Shantz had B.A. and B.D. degrees from The University of Western Ontario, a B.Th. from Marion College, Indiana and a M.A. degree from Winona Lake School of Theology, Indiana. Ward was elected Vice General Superintendent for the United Missionary Church for North America in 1955 and continued in this office until the merger with the Missionary Church in 1969. He served the Ontario District as district superintendent from June 1953 - June 1970. He then moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he became the assistant director of overseas missions for the Missionary Church at the denominational headquarters. Upon his retirement in 1976, he returned to Kitchener. His final years were happily spent at Emmanuel Village Residence. Beloved father to Dr. David and his wife Dr. Carolyn Shantz of Ortonville, Michigan, and Marion and her husband Ray Houlding of Kitchener. Loving grandpa to Catherine Smith and her husband Jay, Dr. Cynthia Shantz and her husband Gregg Walker, Meredith King and her husband Derrick, and Jason Houlding and his wife Brandi. Great-grandpa to Joshua and Liana Smith, Isaac and Aaron King, Kianna and Hunter Houlding, and Maxwell Walker. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph Shantz and Martha Snyder; his first wife, Kathleen Brubacher; his second wife, Winnifred Goldsworthy-Ariss; and two brothers, Lorne and Harold. His family will receive friends at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Monday, August 24, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church, 160 Lancaster St. E., Kitchener on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Donations may be made to either Emmanuel Bible College or Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church through the Funeral Home.


The Waterloo Region Record
- Aug. 22, 2009 
Rev. Ward Montford Shantz
 
27177 Shantz.- Wayne S., son of Joseph and Lydia (Snyder) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Jan. 27, 1916; died while at work on July 6, 1977; aged 61 y. On June 12, 1940, he was married to Susie Marie Wanner, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Martha-Mrs. Ralph Bean, Gloria Jane-Mrs. Garry Spencer, and Pauline Grace-Mrs. Barry Hunter), 2 sons (Mark Wayne and Keith Neil), 4 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Alice-Mrs. David Cressman and Louise-Mrs. David Jantzi). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Esther Marie), one son (David Leroy), and one brother (Vernon). He was a member of the Geiger Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Steinman Mennonite Church on July 9, in charge of Stanley D. Shantz and J. Lester Kehl; interment in Geiger Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 70, Number 31 - August 9, 1977, page 606. 
Wayne S. Shantz
 
27178 Wendell E. Shantz, "was born September 16th, 1851. On February 13th, 1872, he was married to Nancy Bowman who was born January 24th, 1851. They reside near Berlin, on the farm formerly possessed by David B. Snyder"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wendel E. Shantz
 
27179 "Wendell R. Shantz, 79, ofNine Pines, died suddenly at his home early this morning. Born in Wilmot tp., he was a s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Shantz. Hewas a well-known farmer in the community and was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Priscilla Swartz; three sons, Lloyd of Breslau, Ward of Kitchener and Clayton of Baden; three daughters, Mrs.Edwin (Leota) Feick, Nine Pines, Mrs. Vernon (Vinetta) Witmer,Petersburg, and Mrs. Lloyd (Dorothy) Schmitt, New Dundee; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...")

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Oct 1949 
Wendel R. Shantz
 
27180 Wendel S. Shantz, "was born May 4th, 1843. On November 28th, 1869, he was married to Mary Ann, daughter of David and Barbara(Stauffer) Shantz. She was born July 31st, 1846. They reside in Wilmot Township, north of Baden, where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of eight children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

___________________________

Shantz was born in Wilmot Springs, Ontario, May 4, 1843. He was married to Mary Ann Shantz Nov. 28, 1869. (She died Feb. 13, 1924.) This union was blessed with 10 children. He died after a short illness of pneumonia on Mar. 1, 1927; Aged 83 y. 9 m. 24 d. He leaves 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters, 20 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted March 5, by Orphen Wismer and Manasseh Hallman. Text, II Cor. 5:1, 8. Interment in the Shantz Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 51 - March 17, 1927, page 1086 - 1088 
Wendel S. Shantz
 
27181 Shantz, Wilfred

Peacefully passed away at Lisaard House, Cambridge, with Chris and Julie by his side, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband of Chris (Wilken) Shantz of West Montrose for almost 51 years. Dear father of the late Brad Shantz (January 25, 2012) and Julie Shantz of Kitchener. Father-in-law of Wendy and her husband Brian Lair of Elmira; and loving papa of Riley, Ryan and Kayla Shantz. Brother of Mervin and Grace Shantz of St. Jacobs, Eugene and Sally Shantz of Waterloo, Muriel Hayes of St. Jacobs; and brother-in-law of Lorna Shantz of St. Jacobs. Wilf is remembered by his many nieces, nephews and by Chris' family. Wilf was co-owner of W. Thur and Sons Ltd., Elmira, for over 30 years along with Walt Thur. Predeceased by his parents Ivan and Irene (Bauman) Shantz, his sisters Vietta Shantz and Gladys Brubacher,, and his brother Floyd Shantz. The family will receive their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira, on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. A special thank you to Dr. Keleher and the Red Cross Care Partners Team for their kind and compassionate care. In Wilf's memory, donations to Lisaard House would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 15 Aug 2014 
Wilfred B. Shantz
 
27182 SHANTZ, Wilfred C. - Passed away on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 at Nithview Home, New Hamburg,Wilfred was formerly of St. Agatha. Wilfred was born in Wilmot Tp. 85 years ago, a s/o the late Manasseh and Louida (Cressman) Shantz and was a member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener. He had been a carpenter for 40 years and was retired from Ball Brothers Construction, Kitchener and enjoyed his hobby farm inSt. Agatha for many years. Beloved husband of Selda V. (Snyder) whom he married Dec. 1, 1945. Loving father of Joyce Shantz of Kitchener, Tim and his wife Betty of St. Agatha, Dwight and his wife Sherry of Waterloo; special grandpa of Trevor, Kelly, Brittany, Chase, and Jaide; dear brother of Nyal and Helen, Robert and Lena, Arley and Mabel, all of New Hamburg, Etta and Lloyd Shantz of Cambridge, Ida and Lloyd Schwartzentruber of Waterloo,Mahlon and Marie of Kitchener, Ion and Helen of Milbank. Wilfred is also remembered by a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Armand and one sister, Esther Enns....Shantz Mennonite Cemetery... Wilfred C. Shantz
 
27183 SHANTZ, Willard (Willie) The corner of Brewery and Louisa Streets in Baden will never be the same. On Wednesday, May 31, 2012 Willie, a long time resident of Baden, died of a heart attack surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Beloved husband and best friend of Jean (Ruby) Shantz with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage. Loving father of Lorrie Shantz (Ross Willard) of Kitchener, Colleen Shantz of Toronto, Scott Shantz (Lindsay Joseph) of New Hamburg and Steve (Marcia) Shantz of Don Mills. Much adored and proud grandfather of Kaitlyn (Ryan), Erik (Niki), Meghan, Chloe, Jonah, Celia, Helaina, Nyla, Madeline, Keenan and Emory. Missed by his brother Ken (Hazel) Shantz of New Hamburg, sisters Dorothy (Don) Schwindt of Kitchener, Eva Clarke of North Carolina, Judy (Albert) Bollenbach of Kitchener, sisters-in-law Ruth Shantz and Margaret Shantz both of Kitchener. Willie was predeceased by his parents Irvine and Laurene (Snider) Shantz, brothers Earl and Lorne, sister Rebecca Miller and brothers-in-law Lyle Miller and Glenn Clarke. Willie was a member of Wilmot Mennonite Church where he served many years as an usher and warm welcomer. He drove truck for over 45 years. He was proud of receiving the safe driving award each year and was a frequent Good Samaritan to drivers in need. Willie enjoyed reading and volunteering at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre. He enjoyed people of all ages and backgrounds, but had an especially big heart for children. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg, tonight (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and again on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. The funeral service will take place on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, with Pastor David Rogalsky officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy donation may be made to Lung Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Mennonite Central Committee. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 31 May 2012  
Willard Shantz
 
27184 Shantz, Willard, son of Ephraim and Lucinda (Martin) Shantz, was born near Waterloo, Ont., June 13, 1917; died of a heart attack May 19, 1962; aged 44 y. 11 m. 6 d. On Dec. 3, 1942, he was married to Anna Brubacher, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Robert and Brian), his mother, 2 brothers (Lorne and Mahlon), and 2 sisters (Naomi-Mrs. Joseph Good and Ruth-Mrs. Moses Good). He was a member of the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held May 22, in charge of J. B. Martin and Rufus Jutzi.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 33 - August 21, 1962 - pages 750, 751. 
Willard M. Shantz
 
27185 William Shantz, "was born December 28th, 1869. He is married to Hannah Good and resides on the 'Wm. Trussler Place' about three miles west of Berlin, where he is engaged in farming. To them was born one child named.."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William Shantz
 
27186 Horst, Wilma (Shantz), 75, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Sept. 19, 1916, to Herbert and Selina Shantz. Died: Dec. 17, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Predeceased by: Martin Horst (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 20, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Doug Snyder and Robert Duthie.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 3 - January 21, 1992 - page 14, 15.  
Wilma Shantz
 
27187 WOOD, Marion Catherine (nee Sharman)

Passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Robert Henderson Wood. Loving mother of Marian Wood, Margaret (Paul) Stauffer, James Wood and Jan (Jim) Robertson. Dear grandmother of Dean (Amy), Dan (Joanne), Sarah, Matthew (Natalie), Wood, Jessica (Trevor), Robert (Michelle), James (Coralee), Steven, Elizabeth and many great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister-in-law Millie Sharman. In accordance with Marion's wishes, cremation has taken place. Marion's family will receive relatives and friends from 12-12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Marion's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 16 Jan 2016 
Marion Catherine Sharman
 
27188 KASTER, Hazel

Of 89 Elmwood Ave., Cambridge, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1901, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 89th year. Hazel Sharp, beloved wife of the late Anthony Kaster. Sister of Mrs. Pearl Muir of Cambridge. Predeceased by one brother, Russell. Also survived by nephews and nieces. Mrs. Kaster was a resident of Cambridge all her life. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday), 2-4 and 7.9 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Feb 1991 pg A9 
Hazel Anita Sharp
 
27189 LIGHT TEA BISCUIT

Three pints flour, one pint sweet milk, one-quarter pound butter, three teaspoonfuls cream tartar, one and one-half soda. Dissolve the soda in the milk, put cream tartar in the flour, add butter and milk last, roll, cut into cakes and bake in a quick oven 
Margaret Sharp
 
27190 1871 - Amelia M. Sharpe was staying with Henry Manson. Amelia M. Sharpe
 
27191 1871 - John Sharpe is in same household as David Wiggins. John Sharpe
 
27192 SHARPE, Ross Reginald - Passed away, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Ross Sharpe, 70 years of age, beloved husband of Ruth; dear father of Deborah (Dave) Sherriffs of Prince Albert, Ont., Colleen Wiseman of Cambridge and Dianne (Danny) Smith, also of Cambridge. Dear grandfather of Candice Sherriffs, Donny Sherriffs, Mark Sherriffs, Mathew Sherriffs, Ashley Wiseman, Brandon Wiseman. Wesley Smith and the late Kile Parker Smith. Dear brother of Alfred (Edna) Sharpe of Hanover, Charles (Mary) Sharpe of Durham and the late Frank Sharpe and his wife the late Gladys. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Sharpe's family will receive friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, 658-9366 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday). The funeral service will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 400 Holiday Inn Drive on Saturday morning at 10 a.m., with interment at New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to either Temple Baptist Church or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Ross Reginald Sharpe
 
27193 1851 - George Shatt is in same household as Philip Ritter. George Shatt
 
27194 SHAVER, Donald Russel

Of Eleanor Ave., Cambridge, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, March 10, 1998, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen (McNanney) and dear father of Bryan Shaver and his wife Audrey of Cambridge, Larry Shaver of Ayr, Karen Radovanovic and her husband John of Simcoe, Lori Ann Hatt and her husband Charles and Sandy Shaver, both of Cambridge. Also survived by his brothers, Harold Shaver and his wife Shirley, Paul Renwick and his wife Doll, Jim Boomer and his wife Marilyn; his sisters, Marion Shaver, Ann Hutchings and her husband Ray, all of Cambridge and his grandchildren, Richard, Corey, Jennifer, Blake, Brooke, Kimberly and Jeffrey. Mr. Shaver was the owner of Don R. Shaver Insurance Brokers, he was a Captain in the Canadian Air Force, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 126, the Preston/Hespeler Knights of Columbus and St. Clements RC Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Clements RC Church, 547 Duke St., Cambridge on Friday, March 13, 1998, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 11 Mar 1998 pg B4 
Donald Russel Shaver
 
27195 DAWSON, Isabel B.

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, Aug 5, 1982. Isabel Shaver Dawson, of 46 Grey Abbey Trail, Cambridge, formerly of Fisher Mills, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter Dawson (1979); dear mother of Ross of Cambridge. Ken of Nova Scotia, Mrs. Shirley Lee of Oakville and Mrs. Arthur (Barbara) Burns of Unionville; dear sister of Arthur of Apsley, Ont. and Mrs. John (Laura) Nolan of Campbellford. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The late Mrs. Dawson, was predeceased by two brothers. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, where family will receive friends this afternoon and evening, from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held at St. Luke's United Church, Cambridge on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 7, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Wanner's cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Aug 1982 pg 32 
Isabel B. Shaver
 
27196 ROSS L. SHAVER 1923 - 2006 KCI 1949-1965 GRCI 1965-1984 Passed away peacefully, at the Village of Winston Park, on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the age of 83 years. Ross was predeceased by his dear wife, Jean (2003) and will be deeply missed by his children, Steve and Marg, Al and Lisa, Jill and Bill Bobier and Lynn and Peter Oliver. Ross is also the "Greatest Papa" to Chad, Jen, Abby and Todd Shaver, Michael, Tyla, Stephanie, Laura, Marla and Alana Shaver, Ted and Jacqueline Bobier and Ben and Tim Oliver. Ross is also survived by his brother, Clare Shaver and sister-in-law Margot Maedel. Ross' two greatest passions in life were family and education. Through his teaching and coaching at KCI he motivated many to realize their goals. As the first Principal of GRCI, the foundation was laid for academic excellence, leadership and lifelong friendships. Ross also served as Chairman of both National and Provincial Principal's Associations, was on the senate at UW and WLU, headed the student exchange programme with the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club and was an active member of Trinity United Church. In recognition of his dedicated service to education, Ross was granted many honours nationally, provincially and locally. His love for family was unconditional and unparalleled. Having served with the Navy during the Second World War, Ross remained active in the Naval Reserve as a Commander until 1964. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ross during visitation with his family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Thursday, November 23, 2006 from 1-3 p. m. and 7-9 p. m. The funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, 74 Frederick St. , Kitchener on Friday, November 24, 2006 at 11 a. m. with Rev. Jack Paleczny officiating. Condolences for the family and donations to the St. Mary's Cardiac Care Unit or S. O. S. (Send Them Off Smiling) may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www. erbgood. com. In living memory of Ross, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 21 Nov 2006 
Ross L. Shaver
 
27197 In Waterloo Township on Sunday, August 15th., 1920, at 10. 50 p. m. Helen L. Shaw beloved wife of Duncan S. Ferguson, in her 69th year. The Funeral Will be held from her late residence on Wednesday, August 18th at 2. 30 p. m. (standard time. ) Interment in Hespeler cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
Helen Lang Shaw
 
27198 BANKS, Irene May

Passed away, peacefully, surrounded by her family, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, age 79 years, of Waterloo, formerly of Port Elgin and Burlington. Mrs. Banks was born in London, England and came to Canada, in 1945. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, in Kitchener. Predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Edmund C. Banks; dearly loved mother of Carol and Bob Richmond, Virginia and David Atkinson, Susan and Steve Milligan, Geoff and Beth Banks, David and Linda Banks and Janet and Glenn Lewis. Loving grandmother of Bruce and Darlene. Michael and Erin, Julie and Cathy, Gary and Tina, Shari and Paul, Amanda, Lindsay and Peter, Daryl and Sasha, Graham, Kelly and Christopher. Loving great-grandmother of Sarah, Mitchell, Megan, Mark, Devin, Drew, Jessica, Jaimi and Joey. Also survived by her sister, Vera Todd and her brother, Arthur Shaw (Marie) and sisters and brother-in-law, Hilda and Sandy Banks, Molly Banks and Aileen Shaw. Dearly missed by very special friends in England, Eileen and Harold Belcher. Mrs. Bank’s family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, this evening (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Canon Neil Carver officiating. Cremation to follow.

The Record 29 Nov 1999 pg B4 
Irene May Shaw
 
27199 Died, In Waterloo Township, on Thursday, 15th inst., at half past 4 o'clock, James Shaw, Aged 72 Years and 6 Months. Funeral, On Saturday afternoon, at half-past 2 o'clock, from his late residence, to Hespeler Cemetery. Waterloo, Sept. 16th, 1881.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection  
James Shaw
 
27200 NEWLAND, Jean M.

At Cambridge Country Manor, on Tuesday, March 2, 1993, Jean Shaw, beloved wife of the late John C. Newland (1987). Dear mother of Joan and her husband Ken Bald. Fondly remembered by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents: a daughter, Grace Lotocki and a brother, Malcolm Shaw. Mrs. Newland was born in Lindsay and was a resident of Cambridge since 1920. She was a member of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church and the WMS. A private family funeral service was conducted at the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge, Thursday, March 4, 1993, by Rev. Al Beaton. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Mar 1993 pg A13 
Jean M. Shaw
 
27201 1851 - Mary Shaw is in same household as James Shaw. Mary Shaw
 
27202 STREMBLE, Mary Anne

At Marsdale Manor, Cambridge, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1988, Mary Shaw Stremble, formerly of Beech Street, Cambridge, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late William J. Stremble (1954); dear mother of Edgar of Cambridge, Beverley of Waterloo and Winnifred (Mrs. C.C. Goodwin) of Ottawa. Also survived by her grandchildren, Maureen, Ted and Nancy Stremble, all of Cambridge, Mark, Chris, Debbie, Janet, all of Ottawa and Judy of Winnipeg, Man. and five great-grandchildren. Private family services were held this afternoon (Wednesday), from the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, with cremation following.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Feb 1986 pg D15 
Mary Anne Shaw
 
27203 1851 - Patrick Shaw is in same household as James Shaw. Patrick Shaw
 
27204 Staying with James and Elizabeth Harris. Walter Shaw
 
27205 1871 - Jane Shay is in same household as Hall Christopherson. Jane Shay
 
27206 CLARKE, Aurilla Marion (nee Shea)

Passed away peacefully, at home with her loving family by her side on Monday, July 7, 2014, at age 91. Predeceased by her husbands, Richard Miller and David Clarke. Loving mother of Ronald, Penelope, Kathleen, Norma (Al), Willard (Del), Scott, Anne (Terry), Charmaine (Tim), Cheryl (Heather) and David (Sarah). Also survived by sisters, Agnes, Marilyn and Sandra. Aurilla will be missed and loved by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by sons Donald and Claude and daughter Patricia, parents and three brothers. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 1 p.m., from St. John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Ontario, with visitation one hour prior to service time. Cremation has taken place.

Waterloo Region Record 9 Jul 2014 
Aurilla Marion Shea
 
27207 MURPHY, Elizabeth

1915 - 2013. Passed peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Golden Years Nursing Home, in her ninety-eighth year. Loving Mother of Brian (Lynne) Murphy, Raymond (Margaret) Murphy, Patricia O'Brien, Margaret (Gus) Kent, Mary (John) Kavanagh, James (Linda) Murphy, Evelyn (Cliff) Claxton, Carol (Kevin) Fitzgerald, Thomas (Gail) Murphy, Jean (Robert) Ellis, Angela (Angus) Harney, and Jerry Murphy. Proud "Nanny" of 31 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Survived by sister, Angela Wells and brother, Gordon Shea. Predeceased by her beloved husband Daniel; sons Daniel Jr. and Edward and daughter Betty; grandson, David Ellis; great-grandson, Jeremiah Grondin, and great-granddaughter Dominique Etmanski and son-in-law, Michael O'Brien. Friends and family may call at T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (519-623-1290), 223 Main Street, Cambridge on Monday, May 13, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Rosary at 5:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's Catholic Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 13 May 2013 
Elizabeth Shea
 
27208 In the State of Michigan, on the 3d Novr., Theodore, youngest son of Mr. Daniel Shea, aged 17, formerly of Wellesley Township.

Galt Reporter Dec 16 1859 pg 2 
Theodore Shea
 
27209 MacDONALD, Velma Anne

Of Cambridge, on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at her residence, in her 66th year. Velma Shea, beloved wife for 40 years of Colin MacDonald. Dear mother of Cheryl MacDonald-Coffey (Alex) of Waterloo and Michael Mac-Donald (Angela Chapman) of Ayr. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Kieran, Shealynn and Matthew. Survived by one brother, Gerald Shea and his wife Marion of Mount Forest and one sister, Doris Roy and her husband Rob of Rexdale. Predeceased by her parents, Matthew and Rose Shea; one son, Glen in infancy; three brothers, Eldred "Pat", Leonard, and Glen. Mrs. MacDonald was born in Conn, Ontario and had been a resident of the area since 1973. She was a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church and over the years has worked as a secretary and accountant with Savage Shoe, Bristol Truck & Car Rentals. She was a "Hockey Mom" supporting the Preston Minor Hockey, an avid euchre player and had fond memories of dances, in Maryhill. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral. Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Monday, June 30, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Record 26 Jun 2008 pg B5 
Velma Anne Shea
 
27210 On Saturday, 15th inst., Alfred Charles, son of Mr. Titus Sheard farmer, Wilmot Township, aged 15 years and 8 months.

Dumfries Reformer 26 Oct 1853 pg 3 
Alfred Sheard
 
27211 ALVIN SHEARD

New Dundee. May 9 — Alvin Sheard, well-known resident of New Dundee, died in Galt Hospital Sunday, following a stroke Saturday night. He had been in his usual good health. Mr. Sheard was born in Wilmot Township, son of Mrs. Hannah Sheard and the late Arthur Sheard. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Gertrude Sheard of Tormto; his mother, Mrs. Hannah Sheard, aged 94, one brother, Titus, of Kitchener and one sinter, Mrs. Lissetta Johannes, of Saskatoon, Sask. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2.30 at the Baptist Church, with Rev. H. F. Schade in charge. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery. The remains are resting at the Poth Funeral Home, until 10 a m., Wednesday when removal will be made to the church.

Kitchener Daily Record 9 May 1944 pg 13 
Alvin Sheard
 
27212 William Cochrane and Ellen Sheard Ellen Sheard
 
27213 Died, In North Dumfries, on Friday, April 27th, at one o'clock, A.M., George Sheard, Aged 80 Years and 1 Month. The Funeral On Sabbath, the 29th inst., at 3 o'clock, P.M., from his late residence to the place of interment, Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. N. Dumfries, April 27, 1894.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
George Sheard
 
27214 There passed away in Harriston on March 2nd, 1919, one of the old pioneers of that town in the person of Mrs. A.D. Montgomery. The deceased lady was the eldest daughter (Mary) of the late George Sheard of North Dumfries. She was born in Mirfield, Eng., and when very young with her parents moved to Puslinch. Six weeks after landing in Canada her mother (Ann Connell) died. Shortly afterwards her father purchased and lived on the farm now owned by Mrs. Gilbert Wallace. From there she was married in 1855 and lived at the old Black Horse, where Andrew D. and Robt. Montgomery (brothers) carried on blacksmithing and carriage building. When they dissolved, Andrew D. moved up Chesterfield, and later to Harriston, where Mrs. Montgomery resided 60 years, her husband predeceasing her 20 years. All through life she enjoyed excellent health, but during the last two years showed signs of gradually failing strength, terminating in a slight stroke of only 24 hours duration. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery had 11 children, of whom only five are living - George in Elgin, Ill., David in Hamilton, John, Peoria, U.S., Wm. In business n Harriston, Bella at home on the Public School staff. There are six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A sister and brother also survive - Mrs. George Copeland, New Westminster, B.C., and Thos. M. Sheard, Galt.

Ayr News Apr 17 1919 pg 1 
Mary Sheard
 
27215 Visiting with Richard Sheard on 11 January 1852. Mary Sheard
 
27216 1 1/2 story stone cottage Richard Stead Sheard
 
27217 Expert says restore and relocate historic house

Waterloo Region Record
By Catherine Thompson
KITCHENER \emdash A consultant is recommending that a heritage stone farmhouse on land destined for a major city park be restored and relocated, at a cost of about $450,000.

The house, in the local Regency cottage style popular in the early and mid 1800s, is symmetrical, with wide eaves and a painted tin roof. It was built in 1861 by local farmer Richard Sheard, an immigrant from Yorkshire in England. A gravel pit owned the site until 1983 when the city bought it. The home has not been inhabited since 1968.

The farmhouse is on a 16.8-hectare (41.5-acre) parcel at the corner of Huron and Fischer-Hallman roads, where construction has begun on a long-awaited South District Park.

The stone 1-1/2-storey stone farmhouse at 1664 Huron Rd. is listed on the city's heritage register as a property of heritage value, so as part of planning for the park, the city hired Stantec Consulting to do a heritage impact study to see if the house had enough heritage value to merit saving.

The study concludes the stone house is "a unique example of mid-19th century stone construction in Kitchener," and "an increasingly rare example of this once-prevalent construction material."

But the 1861 farmhouse is right where one of the park's two soccer fields is intended to go. The grading, road layout and other constraints mean there's not much flexibility in moving the soccer fields, the report says.

The consultants recommend the city move the stone farmhouse elsewhere in the park, and possibly adapt the building for a modern park use, such as a washroom, snack bar or equipment room.

Restoring and moving the farmhouse would cost about $450,000, according to a rough estimate by Tacoma Engineers. The actual cost would likely be much higher, since the estimate doesn't include costs of things such as electrical work, paint or installing a kitchen or bathroom.

The city's heritage committee considered the report this week. It doesn't have final say on what should be done with the old house \emdash that's a decision for the city's planning department. But the advisory committee was quite receptive, said committee member Coun. John Gazzola.

"Generally they want to save the building and move it, to save whatever they can," Gazzola said.

Gazzola said he hadn't realized there was a heritage property on the future park site, and so hasn't made up his mind on the merits of moving the house.

He does point out, though, that moving the building would cost a tiny fraction of the millions the city will spend developing the park. The park master plan estimates the total cost for the park, including an indoor recreation centre, pool and arenas, at $60 million.

The consultant considered four options for the heritage house: restoring it and leaving it in place, for $220,000; retaining the house on site as a ruin at a cost of about $150,000; restoring and moving the house for $450,000; and demolishing the house but keeping a record of its history and using salvaged material for a feature such as entry gates, benches or a pavilion, estimated to cost $40,000.

The first two options were rejected since they wouldn't allow the soccer field to go ahead. Kitchener heritage staff agree that the house is special.

"Kitchener does not have an abundance of 19th-century stone residences," said Leon Bensason, Kitchener's co-ordinator of cultural heritage planning, in an email. "What makes this structure particularly interesting is that it is part of a collection" of seven stone houses, built between 1850 and 1870, within a few kilometres of each other, in the southwest part of the city in what was once an enclave of Scottish settlers.

"The building helps tell the story of Scottish settlement in this area and of the craftsmanship of the Scottish builders," Bensason said.

Although the report says the house has heritage value and should be designated, it does point out that it doesn't have "a high degree of craftsmanship or artistic merit." The outside is in fair condition, but the inside is in bad shape, with wood rot and water damage. The house is now situated between an equipment storage area and a community garden. A modern fire hall and a junkyard are nearby.

The first phase of the park, set to open in fall 2018, will include a splash pad and sports fields.

cthompson@therecord.com , Twitter: @ThompsonRecord

Expert says restore and relocate historic house. (2017). Therecord.com. Retrieved 11 March 2017, from http://www.therecord.com/news-story/7184837-expert-says-restore-and-relocate-historic-house/ 
Richard Stead Sheard
 
27218 Lived with Peter Boesinger and his wife Mary. Elizabeth Sheep
 
27219 ARTHUR WELLESLEY SHEFFIELD.

Arthur Wellesley .Sheffield was born in 1853, in the township of Lansdowne, in the County of Leeds, of Methodist parentage, and his early life was spent upon the farm. He entered the dry goods business at an early age and has followed it throughout his life. In Walkerton he conducted a store for eight years, in Berlin he kept a store for three years, and the last five years he has travelled for the wholesale house of Gordon, McKay & Co.

He was converted when about 14 years of age under the preaching of Rev. I. B. Howard, in the Methodist Church of Brockville, where he lived for six or seven years.

For many years Mr. Sheffield was Steward in the Church at Walkerton ; he was also Recording Steward in the Church in Berlin. He has been a quiet worshipper for the last five years in Wesley Church and also a member of the Quarterly Official Board. In 1880 he married Elizabeth Foster in Toronto.1a

1a"The Methodist churches of Toronto : a history of the Methodist denomination and its churches in York and Toronto : with biographical sketches of many of the clergy and laity" 
Arthur Wellelsey Sheffield
 
27220 Police and the Coroner's office are investigating after the bodies of a man and his son were found at an apartment in Waterloo, Ont. on Thursday. Edward Sheldon, 40, and Cameron Reeve, who was two and a half years of age, were found dead after emergency services responded to a call at an apartment unit at 130 Lincoln Road around 4:45 p.m.


The preliminary results of a post mortem examination in Hamilton, in conjunction with the ongoing investigation, have determined that the father's death was self-inflicted. It is believed to be the result of asphyxiation after the inhalation of helium. Detectives are also attributing the death of the child to the actions of his father, but police are waiting for further test results regarding the cause of death....1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 25 Feb 2011 
Edward Sheldon
 
27221 Among the successful and growing business enterprises of the town of Galt is that of which William D. Sheldon is president. The enterprise is carried on under the name of Sheldon's Limited, and in the factory are manufactured heating, drying and ventilating plants. William D. Sheldon is an enterprising, energetic young business man, who has little more than passed the thirty-third milestone on life 's journey. He was born December 1, 1873, in Bucharest, Roumania, a son of Joseph William and Juliet (Dunster) Sheldon, natives of England. The father was a civil engineer and devoted much of his life to the construction and operation of street railway systems throughout Europe. He came to Ontario in 1884, the family locating at Gait, where he lived retired until his death in 1892. During the period of his active railroad building he constructed lines in the cities of Brussels, Madrid, Bremen and Bucharest and other European cities, and he was a director in the Tramways Union of London.

William D. Sheldon was ten years of age when with his parents he settled at Galt. His education was largely acquired in the public and high schools of the city and when nineteen years of age he began providing for his own support as clerk in a hardware store. In 1896, with J. D. McEachran, he established the present industry the manufacture of heating, drying and ventilating plants. The business has increased rapidly, the trade now extending throughout the Dominion. In 1903 Mr. McEachran retired and was succeeded by Sidney Sheldon, brother of our subject, the business being conducted under the firm style of Sheldon & Sheldon until 1906, when they incorporated as Sheldon's Limited, with a capital stock of two hundred thousand dollars, of which one hundred and sixty thousand dollars is paid up. William D. Sheldon became president and Sidney Sheldon vice-president of the new corporation. They make a specialty of drying plants for manufacturing purposes and also ventilating plants for schools and churches. The product now goes to all parts of the Dominion and the business has enjoyed a rapid and healthful growth.

William D. Sheldon was married in 1905 to Beatrice Smith, a daughter of James M. Smith of Galt, and they have one son, William D. Sheldon, Jr.2a

2aA History of Ontario: its resources and development 
Joseph William Sheldon
 
27222 The McEachren Heating and Ventilating Co.

This is a young and enterprising firm doing business in the large, substantial brick building on West Main street, formerly occupied by Messrs. Cant Bros. This firm is engaged in the manufacture of heating and ventilating appliances. The heating appliance is a new and wonderful one indeed, and is well named The Little Wonder, and takes its name for the following reasons :

1st-It is the smallest hot water boiler in the market of equal heating capacity.

2nd.-It is the wonder of all who see it, that such a small boiler using such a small quanity of fuel, should heat such a large space, and get up the required, heat so quickly.

3rd. -All practical observers wonder at such an efficient, neat and dur-able hot water heating system being supplied at such a small cost.

It is held by patents issued in 1885, and are stamped "Little Wonder, J. D. McEachren, Galt, Ont., Pat. 1895." The firm has been in existence since May 1896. The large experience and inventive genius of Mr. J. D. McEachren, and the young vim of Mr. W. D. Sheldon assure the success of the new firm beyond a peradventure.1a

1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt

______________________

WILLIAM D. SHELDON.

Among the successful and growing business enterprises of the town of Galt is that of which William D. Sheldon is president. The enterprise is carried on under the name of Sheldon's Limited, and in the factory are manufactured heating, drying and ventilating plants. William D. Sheldon is an enterprising, energetic young business man, who has little more than passed the thirty-third milestone on life 's journey. He was born December 1, 1873, in Bucharest, Roumania, a son of Joseph William and Juliet (Dunster) Sheldon, natives of England. The father was a civil engineer and devoted much of his life to the construction and operation of street railway systems throughout Europe. He came to Ontario in 1884, the family locating at Galt, where he lived retired until his death in 1892. During the period of his active railroad building he constructed lines in the cities of Brussels, Madrid, Bremen and Bucharest and other European cities, and he was a director in the Tramways Union of London.

William D. Sheldon was ten years of age when with his parents he settled at Galt. His education was largely acquired in the public and high schools of the city and when nineteen years of age he began providing for his own support as clerk in a hardware store. In 1896, with J. D. McEachran, he established the present industry the manufacture of heating, drying and ventilating plants. The business has increased rapidly, the trade now extending throughout the Dominion. In 1903 Mr. McEachran retired and was succeeded by Sidney Sheldon, brother of our subject, the business being conducted under the firm style of Sheldon & Sheldon until 1906, when they incorporated as Sheldon's Limited, with a capital stock of two hundred thousand dollars, of which one hundred and sixty thousand dollars is paid up. William D. Sheldon became president and Sidney Sheldon vice-president of the new corporation. They make a specialty of drying plants for manufacturing purposes and also ventilating plants for schools and churches. The product now goes to all parts of the Dominion and the business has enjoyed a rapid and healthful growth.

William D. Sheldon was married in 1905 to Beatrice Smith, a daughter of James M. Smith of Galt, and they have one son, William D. Sheldon, Jr.2a

2aA History of Ontario: its resources and development 
William Dunster Sheldon
 
27223 It is held by patents issued in 1885, and are stamped "Little Wonder, J. D. McEachren, Galt, Ont., Pat. 1895." The firm has been in existence since May 1896. The large experience and inventive genius of Mr. J. D. McEachren, and the young vim of Mr. W. D. Sheldon assure the success of the new firm beyond a peradventure.1a

1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt  
William Dunster Sheldon
 
27224 Former resident passes away.

Local relatives and friends were deeply shocked when news reached them of the passing away in St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in the early hours of Wednesday morning of Mrs. Harold Trussler, who was formerly Miss Nelda Shelley, the younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shelley of this place.
The late Mrs. Trussler was born here April 4, 1894, and spent her childhood years and youth here. Some years ago she married her now bereaved husband and took up residence in Kitchener, where they have since resided. Besides the sorrowing husband there survive an infant daughter, her parents, one sister, Luella, at home here, and her twin brother, Nelson of Galt.
The funeral, attended by local relatives and friends, was held on Friday afternoon, with a private service at her late home and thence to the Evangelical cemetery at St. Jacobs where interment was made. 
Amanda Nelda Marie Shelley
 
27225 Dr. Robert Shelley, 84, passed away peacefully on Friday March 29, 2013, surrounded by family at his home in Tillamook, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob was born on Feb. 25, 1929 to Lester and Ella Shelley in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and was the second oldest of five children.

Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy in 1984 after 30 years of marriage, and by his second wife, Sheila in 2011 after 25 years of marriage.

Bob is survived by his children, John (Andrea Johnstone) of Toronto; Brett (Shelley) of Amherstburg; Dawn Elliott of Woodstock; Drew (Brenda) of Stratford; stepchildren, Mitch (Cindy) Parker of Tillamook; Melinda Parker (Eric Angstadt) of San Francisco; Melissa Robinson of Los Angeles; 22 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Elaine Iglin of Meaford, Ontario; John (Cindy) of La Jolla; Doris Maxwell of Ottawa and David of Oakville; and many other loving nieces, nephews and relatives.

Bob earned his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario while enlisted in the Royal Officers Training Programme with the Royal Canadian Air Force. After graduation, he was stationed at Rockcliffe Air Base in Ottawa where he attained the rank of squadron leader and served as Command Medical Officer Air Material Command. He moved to Amherstburg in 1960 where he worked as a general practitioner for more than 30 years, including 20 years as Coroner. He delivered many babies in Amherstburg and patients will remember him as one of the last doctors to continue making house calls.

Bob was active in the Amherstburg community and served as Chairman of the Board of the local community centre, and also on the boards of the House of Shalom Teen and Youth Social Centre and the Handicap Residential Housing Committee.

Bob retired in 1989 and sailed the Caribbean for two years with wife Sheila in their sloop Skylark, and then after returning to Windsor for a 3-year locum, moved to Tillamook where he and Sheila built their dream home in the coastal mountains. During his 15 years in Tillamook, Bob was active in the Master Gardeners and also served as president of the local bridge chapter. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by the many friends he made here.

He concluded his final days with this quote…

"It's been a great ride, thanks for all the fun and fond memories!"

Celebrations of Bob's life will be held in Tillamook and in Ontario, Canada.1a

1aThe Headlight Herald, Tillamook, OR April 9, 2013
 
Dr. Robert Shelley
 
27226 Samuel Shelly, "was born August 29th, 1858. He is married to Anstina Seefeldt and resides at Conestogo where he is engaged in farming. Their family is as follows"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Shelley
 
27227 Sydney Shelly, "was born September 13th, 1854. He is a miller and is engaged in the Waterloo Union Mills. He is married to Sophia Schaefer and resides in the town of Waterloo."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sidney Shelley
 
27228 Shelly, "The Shellys are of English descent and originally belonged to the Non-conformists who were subjected to so many trials and privations during the Stuart Period that many of their number left their native home (England) and emigrated to Holland, while others went to the Palatinate and Switzerland where they could serve God according to their views of the teaching of the Bible. Among the number who thus came to Switzerland in 1657 we find the name of "Shelly" whose given name was not received. He resided the remainder of his life in the land of his adoption where he died leaving a family. We know the name of only one of the sons, namely: Abraham who was married to a Swiss lady and raised quite a family, all of whom lived and died in Switzerland save his youngest son, also named Abraham who was born about the year 1703 and came to America in 1727 or 1730, and settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1734, where he purchased a large tract of land from the government. To whom he was married and the number of children in his family cannot be ascertained at so late a date. We know that one of his sons was named Abraham and that he was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about the year 1736. He was married and raised a family of several children, all of whom settled in their native state. One of the sons was named Abraham. He was born about the year 1757. About the year 1779 he was married to Catharine Boyer.(It is not certain that her name was Boyer, one of the descendants is under the impression that it was Beyer) Some time after their marriage they left their native county and moved west to Butler County, same state, where he followed farming. He died, age some eighty years, leaving a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Shelly
 
27229 Abraham Shelly, "was born July 26th, 1856. He is a builder and contractor and resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he is married to Catharine Branderobe. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Shelly
 
27230 Amos Shelly, "was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, April 15th, 1821. On May 1st, 1850, he was married to Salome H. Cook who was born July 24th, 1831. For many years they resided on the farm owned until lately by Andrew Weber where he was engaged in farming. From here they moved to Berlin where he died February 8th, 1877."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Amos Shelly
 
27231 Anna(not quite certain whether it was Anna) Shelly, "was married to John Henshoe, a farmer. They resided in Butler County, Pennsylvania, and had a large family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shelly
 
27232 Annie Maria Shelly, "was born in Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, May 29th, 1819. On May 24th, 1836, she married to David Stauffer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Annie Maria "Mary" Shelly
 
27233 Barbara Shelly, "was married to an Abraham Shelly, a farmer. They resided in Butler County, Pennsylvania, and had quite a family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shelly
 
27234 Catharine Shelly, "the eldest, was married to Christopher Ziegler, a farmer. They resided in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. To them were born several children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shelly
 
27235 David Shelly, "was married to a Miss Clemmer. They resided in Harmony, Butler County, where he was engaged in farming. They raised a family but none of their descendants resided in Canada."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David Shelly
 
27236 David Shelly, "was born August 31st, 1862. He is married to Lena Mayer and resides in Bridgeport where he is engaged as a miller in the Lancaster Roller Mills.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David C. Shelly
 
27237 Elizabeth Shelly, "was born in 1825. She resides in Beaver County, Pennsylvania and was married to Nicolaus Texter who died in fall of 1894. To them was born a large family but names of children were not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shelly
 
27238 Emma Shelly, "was born April 17th, 1879. She has her home with Mr. Jacob Shelly of Conestogo, Ontario."1a

1a\bBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Emma Lillian Shelly
 
27239 Ezra Shelly, "was born March 22nd, 1869. He is a builder and contractor and resides in Brooklyn, New York. He is unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ezra Shelly
 
27240 Hannah Shelly, "was married to John Schneider, a farmer. They resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where they raised a family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shelly
 
27241 Henry Shelly, "a farmer, was married to a Miss Landis. They resided in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and had a family of several children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry Shelly
 
27242 Jacob C. Shelly, "was born May 24th, 1852. He is a miller by trade and resides in Conestogo, Ontario, where he is engaged in Menno S. Snider's roller mills. He is married to Mary, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lehman) Weber of St. Jacobs. His family consists of the following children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob C. Shelly
 
27243 Jesse Shelly, "left home when about 21 years of age. It is supposed he went west and settled in Ohio. All trace of him is lost."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jesse Shelly
 
27244 John Shelly, "was born in 1823. He is married to Elizabeth Schwartz and resides in Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, where he was engaged as a cooper but now lives retired. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shelly
 
27245 John Shelly, "was born March 17th, 1851. He is unmarried and resides with Mr. Andrew Sheifley, near Conestogo."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shelly
 
27246 Joseph Shelly, "was born September 5th, 1866. He is unmarried and is engaged with Solomon Sheifley near Conestogo."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shelly
 
27247 Lillie Shelly, "was born May 15th, 1876. She is unmarried and resides with her mother (The widow of Mr. Amos Shelly is again married to Mr. Anthony Haupner) in Port Elgin, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lillie Shelly
 
27248 Maria Shelly, "was born August 25th, 1860. She is unmarried and resides with her brother, Sydney."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria Shelly
 
27249 Philip Shelly, "was born October 17th, 1864. He is a contractor and builder and resides in Brooklyn, New York. He is united in matrimony with Lizzie Anhauer and has a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Philip Shelly
 
27250 Samuel Shelly, "was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, in 1793. He was married to Polly Bechtel who was born in 1798 and died in 1871. She was a cousin to the Rev. Joseph Bechtel of this county (See No. 645). He followed farming. They resided on his father's old homestead in Butler County where he died in 1825. To them was born a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Shelly
 
27251 Lived with Abraham and Mary Clemens Frederick Shemeyer
 
27252 THOMAS S. SHENSTON, Registrar of the County of Brant, was born in London, England, June 25th, 1882[1822] ; is the son of Benjamin and Mary (Strahan) Shenston, and is remotely related to the poet Shenstone. When Mr. Shenston 'was about nine years of age, the family emigrated to Upper Canada, and after sojourning one year near the Town of Dundas, Couuty of Wentworth, went to the Township of Woolwich, County of Waterloo, ten miles north of the Town of Guelph, taking two and a half days to make the journey with two yoke of oxen. There Thomas had ample opportunities for exercise in swinging the axe in the compact woodland, without the diversion of hunting up a school-house conveniently, the nearest being at Guelph. Two years later the family removed to the Township of Thorold, in the Niagara District, near the " Decew Falls," on a hundred acre farm, purchased from Nicolas Smith. This farm proved to be a heavy clay and unproductive, and Mr. Shenston became discouraged, and prevailed on his father, in 1837, to allow him to go to St. Catharines and learn the saddle and harness trade, and while there he became a volunteer, during 1838, to fight the rebels, being in Captain Mittleberger's company, under Col. Clark. In 1841 Mr. Shenston went to Chatham to settle and start in business for himself, but the climate not agreeing with him he moved to East Woodstock, where he did an extensive business at his trade, and erected, among other buildings, the east half of the three-story brick block, known as the " Elgin Block." In 1848 he had his dwelling house, shop and the Elgin Block, destroyed by fire while uninsured. During 1846, 1847 and 1848, he was a member of the Council of the District of Brock, as the representative of the Township of East Oxford, and for several years he was School Trustee for the Town of Woodstock. In 1849, when 27 years of age, Mr. Shenston was appointed Magistrate, and during the last two years of his residence in that county, he did more magisterial business than all the other seventy-five magistrates in the county. In 1849 Mr. Shenston sold out his premises and business, and for a year or two before he left that county he was Secretary-Treasurer of the Woodstock and Norwich Road Company, County Clerk of Oxford, and Secretary of the Board of Education for that county, and a School Trustee for the Town of Woodstock. In 1852 he was Census Commissioner for the county. On January 21st, 1853, when the County of Brant was formed, he was appointed Registrar, and has held that office ever since. This appointment necessitated his removal to Brautford, the county town. In 1853 he was appointed a Magistrate for the County of Brant, and Commissioner in Queen's Bench. From January 1st, 1869, in a house furnished rent free by Ignatius Cockshutt, he sustained an Orphans' home for* twenty or twenty-two orphan girls, being, however, aided to the extent of one-half by Mr. Cockshutt for the last five years. He is Senior Deacon of the First Baptist Church, and, with trifling exceptions, has been Superintendent of the Sunday school of that church for over twenty-five years. Mr. Shenston, who is literally a self-educated man, holds several other offices, and is ever busy with his pen. He was married, December 30, 1843, to Mary Lazenby, of East Oxford, and their family numbered six children, two of whom died in infancy. Naomi Ann is the wife of Richard R. Donnelly, an extensive publisher, Chicago ; Reuben Strahan learned the drug business, but abandoned it for the art of printing, and is now one of the proprietors of the Brautford Expositor : Joseph Newton is Deputy Registrar for his father ; and Ruth Davidson is the wife of Rev. Elmore Harris, pastor of a Baptist Church in Toronto, Ont.1a

1aThe history of the county of Brant, Ontario: containing a history of the county: its township, cities, towns, schools, J. H. Beers & Co. Warner, Beers & Co 
Benjamin Shenston
 
27253 THOMAS S. SHENSTON, Registrar of the County of Brant, was born in London, England, June 25th, 1882[1822] ; is the son of Benjamin and Mary (Strahan) Shenston, and is remotely related to the poet Shenstone. When Mr. Shenston 'was about nine years of age, the family emigrated to Upper Canada, and after sojourning one year near the Town of Dundas, Couuty of Wentworth, went to the Township of Woolwich, County of Waterloo, ten miles north of the Town of Guelph, taking two and a half days to make the journey with two yoke of oxen. There Thomas had ample opportunities for exercise in swinging the axe in the compact woodland, without the diversion of hunting up a school-house conveniently, the nearest being at Guelph. Two years later the family removed to the Township of Thorold, in the Niagara District, near the " Decew Falls," on a hundred acre farm, purchased from Nicolas Smith. This farm proved to be a heavy clay and unproductive, and Mr. Shenston became discouraged, and prevailed on his father, in 1837, to allow him to go to St. Catharines and learn the saddle and harness trade, and while there he became a volunteer, during 1838, to fight the rebels, being in Captain Mittleberger's company, under Col. Clark. In 1841 Mr. Shenston went to Chatham to settle and start in business for himself, but the climate not agreeing with him he moved to East Woodstock, where he did an extensive business at his trade, and erected, among other buildings, the east half of the three-story brick block, known as the " Elgin Block." In 1848 he had his dwelling house, shop and the Elgin Block, destroyed by fire while uninsured. During 1846, 1847 and 1848, he was a member of the Council of the District of Brock, as the representative of the Township of East Oxford, and for several years he was School Trustee for the Town of Woodstock. In 1849, when 27 years of age, Mr. Shenston was appointed Magistrate, and during the last two years of his residence in that county, he did more magisterial business than all the other seventy-five magistrates in the county. In 1849 Mr. Shenston sold out his premises and business, and for a year or two before he left that county he was Secretary-Treasurer of the Woodstock and Norwich Road Company, County Clerk of Oxford, and Secretary of the Board of Education for that county, and a School Trustee for the Town of Woodstock. In 1852 he was Census Commissioner for the county. On January 21st, 1853, when the County of Brant was formed, he was appointed Registrar, and has held that office ever since. This appointment necessitated his removal to Brautford, the county town. In 1853 he was appointed a Magistrate for the County of Brant, and Commissioner in Queen's Bench. From January 1st, 1869, in a house furnished rent free by Ignatius Cockshutt, he sustained an Orphans' home for* twenty or twenty-two orphan girls, being, however, aided to the extent of one-half by Mr. Cockshutt for the last five years. He is Senior Deacon of the First Baptist Church, and, with trifling exceptions, has been Superintendent of the Sunday school of that church for over twenty-five years. Mr. Shenston, who is literally a self-educated man, holds several other offices, and is ever busy with his pen. He was married, December 30, 1843, to Mary Lazenby, of East Oxford, and their family numbered six children, two of whom died in infancy. Naomi Ann is the wife of Richard R. Donnelly, an extensive publisher, Chicago ; Reuben Strahan learned the drug business, but abandoned it for the art of printing, and is now one of the proprietors of the Brautford Expositor : Joseph Newton is Deputy Registrar for his father ; and Ruth Davidson is the wife of Rev. Elmore Harris, pastor of a Baptist Church in Toronto, Ont.1a

1aThe history of the county of Brant, Ontario: containing a history of the county: its township, cities, towns, schools, J. H. Beers & Co. Warner, Beers & Co. 
Thomas S. Shenston
 
27254 Lived with Margaret Shepherd Mary Shephard
 
27255 DEATH OF A FORMER GALTONIAN IN MICHIGAN - The gentleman referred to in the following paragraph from an Ionia, Mich., paper, will be remembered by many of our readers. He was a nephew of Mr. Duncan Shepherd, Sr., of this town, and learned the harness and saddlery business with Mr. Wm. Quarrie: - "Duncan Shepherd died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nelson Collar, in Vergennes, Kent County, on Monday, and was buried there on Wednesday. The news of Mr. Shepherd's death will be re received by Ionians with sincere sorrow. He was born at Argyle, Washington County, New York in 1827, and when a boy removed to Canada, where he learned his trade. In 1857 he removed to Kalamazoo, where he remained a few months, and then came to Ionia, where he has since made his home. He engaged in the harness and saddlery business with James Crothers, whom he was associated with for several years. Since their dissolution he conducted the business alone until a few months ago, when failing health obliged him to seek rest from active business. As a politician Mr. Shepherd was a staunch Republican; as a business man, of the strictest integrity, honorable in all his dealings; as a citizen he won the confidence and esteem of the people by his unostentatious manner; and as a friend he was ever true and faithful. His death was like passing into a quiet slumber. His memory will long be cherished by his Ionia associates, who will sadly miss his kindly greeting and his genial companionship.1a

1aDumfries Reformer Nov 12 1885 pg 1 
Duncan Shepherd
 
27256 Lived with Alexander Mowat a merchant. Elisabeth Shepherd
 
27257 O'KRAFKA, Lillian Hannah

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 1991, Lillian (Shepherd) O'Krafka, of Cambridge, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Otto O'Krafka (1964). Dear mother of Alfred of Cambridge, Lennard of RR 22, Cambridge and Mrs. Herman (Isobel) Neff of Cambridge, dear sister of Alfred Shepherd of Cambridge. Also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. O'Krafka was predeceased by three brothers, three sisters and one grandson. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends this evening (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Wanner Mennonite Church, Beaverdale Road, Cambridge, on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Interment Wanner's cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Dec 1991 pg A11 
Lillian Hannah Shepherd
 
27258 The Dickson account book William Shepherd a carpenter purchased the North West Quarter of Lot 21, Concession 9 of North Dumfries. By July, 1834, he had died of cholera and Mr. Dickson had resumed ownership of the fifty acres in settlement of the bond., Ledger C. pg 241. William Shepherd
 
27259 First World War veteran Corporal Leslie Sheppard, also the recipient of a Military Medal, led to the misspelling of Shephard on the old cenotaph as well the New Hamburg street named in his honour. Private Leslie Sheppard
 
27260 Lydia Sheppard

The teacher, Miss Lydia M. Sheppard died here on the Tuesday evening before last. She had suffered from flu in February and had been unwell since then. In the previous week, her heart had also been affected. This brought on death. Miss Sheppard was, among the teachers here, one of the longest-serving members. She had taught for 27 years in the area schools. Burial took place on Friday after a funeral service in the Presbyterian church.1a

1aBerliner Journal July 23, 1903 Page 4 - Column 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk 
Lydia Mary Sheppard
 
27261 Mr. Thomas Sherrington is manager of the hardware branch of the business and has seen it grow from a very small beginning to very respectable proportions. He is also a member of the Village Council.

Mr. Thomas Sherrington is manager of the hardware branch of J. P. Luckhardt Hardware and has seen it grow from a very small beginning to very respectable proportions. He is also a member of the Village Council.1a

1aEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

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Thomas Sherrington Dies In Brantford

Thomas Sherrington, a resident of Elmira for many years, succumbed Tuesday in the Brantford hospital to injuries received when he fell off a ladder a few days ago. It is about ten years since Mr. Sherrington moved away from Elmira. For about twenty-five years previous he had been engaged in the hardware and electrical business here. He is survived by his widow, one son, Goldwin, of Hamilton and one daughter Helen at home. His first wife was Harriett Howlett who died in 1914. One sister, Mrs. Copeland. died recently in Toronto. The funeral service was held to, day (Thursday) from his late residence Victoria street, Brantford. Interment was made in the Elmira cemetery. 
Thomas Sherington
 
27262 SHERK, Aaron B. Died on November 7, 2012 at his home, RR 1, St. Clements, in his 78th year. Husband of Mary (Martin) Sherk, Father of Saloma and Enoch Bauman of RR 1, Linwood, Betsy and Levi Bauman of RR 1, Wallenstein, Magdalena and Ivan Martin, Velina and Isaac Hoover all of RR 1, Millbank, Annie and John Martin of RR 1, Linwood, Eli and Lucinda Sherk of RR 1, St. Clements, Leah and George Martin of RR 1, Wallenstein, David and Magdalena Sherk of RR 1, St. Clements. Brother of Manassa and Velina Sherk, Lousia and Amos Martin, Melinda and Ezra Martin, Rueben and Elizabeth Sherk, David and Saloma Sherk, Magdalena and Paul Bauman, Norman and Melinda Sherk, Lucinda and Joseph Martin, Elizabeth and Enos Bauman. Predeceased by his parents David A. Sherk and Lucinda Bauman, a sister Nancy (first wife of Noah M. B. Martin), and a brother Paul Sherk. Funeral service and burial will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Martin's Mennonite Meeting House. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 8 Nov 2012 
Aaron B. Sherk
 
27263 Abraham Sherk, "was born February 13th, 1853. He is married to Sarah Ziegler. They reside in Victoria, Vancouver Island, where he is engaged as a merchant.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Sherk
 
27264 Abraham Sherk, "was born July 7th, 1817. He was married October 30th, 1845, to Lucy Buckler who was born February 9th, 1828. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm near Blair where they resided until lately when they moved to Berlin where they now reside. To them was born a family of thirteen children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Sherk
 
27265 Breslau United Brethren in Christ Church

Begun: c.1866 Closed: c.1893

Part of the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the congregation was added to the Circuit in 1866-1867 when the pastors were Revs. A.B. Sherk, D.B. Sherk , Henry Krupp and G. Rutt. At the Quarterly Conference of the United Brethren in Christ on July 18, 1868 approval was given for the purchase of a site for a church at Breslau. The church was built later in that year. Discussion at the Quarterly Conference on February 10, 1883 concerned a refusal to transfer a lease from the Mennonites to the Lutherans for use of the church building - whether because the church premises were being shared with the Mennonites or because the United Brethren in Christ was no longer an active congregation is not known.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. Abraham Break Sherk
 
27266 Rev. Abraham Sherk, "was born May 6th, 1832. When a young man he prepared himself for the ministry. He entered upon the duties of the ministry about the year 1859. During the early part of his pastoral duties he labored in behalf of the Canada Conference of the U. B. Denomination but some twenty years ago he moved to Michigan where he has been doing a noble work for His Master. At present he is stationed at East Ashford, New York, where he is still engaged in the active ministry. He is married to Rebecca Gonder and has had a family of four children, namely: Asaph, Michael, Sarah who died in Toronto in 1893, and a daughter (died in infancy) whoe name was not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Breslau United Brethren in Christ Church

Part of the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the congregation was added to the Circuit in 1866-1867 when the pastors were Revs. A.B. Sherk, D.B. Sherk, Henry Krupp and G. Rutt. At the Quarterly Conference of the United Brethren in Christ on July 18, 1868 approval was given for the purchase of a site for a church at Breslau. The church was built later in that year. Discussion at the Quarterly Conference on February 10, 1883 concerned a refusal to transfer a lease from the Mennonites to the Lutherans for use of the church building - whether because the church premises were being shared with the Mennonites or because the United Brethren in Christ was no longer an active congregation is not known.

Breslau is listed for the last time in the Financial Report of November 18, 1893. In June 1896 arrangements were made with the "Trustees of the Breslau Church ... to make arrangements to loan [the church] organ for use in the United Brethren Church at West Montrose ... ." In December of the next year, 1897, the Breslau Trustees were given permission to rent the church. Permission was granted later (January 12, 1901) to sell the church.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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A MEMOIR OF REV. A. B. SHERK.
by his son Michael G. Sherk.



My father, Abraham Break Sherk, was born Nov. 6th, 1832, near where is now situated the village of Breslau, in Waterloo County, Ontario. His father, Samuel Sherk, was nephew and stepson of Joseph Sherk, who with his brother-in-law, David Betzner, were the first to locate in the township of Waterloo. His mother was Magdalena Break, whose widowed mother came to the settlement with her children in 1806. We need make no fur ther mention of the connection of the family with the beginning of this, one of the most prosperous sections of the province, as this has been fully written up by my father and others, but will endeavor, at Mr. Breithaupt's request, to give a brief memoir of his life.

Born of Pennsylvania-German stock, on a "Waterloo Dutch" homestead, he understood all the peculiarities and characteristics of that people, and always spoke lovingly and feelingly of his early home life with "Doddie and Mommie." His parents were for years members of the River Brethren (Dunker) Church, when all their preaching was in private houses and their church societies scattered. He attended school on the "High Banks" near his home till his nineteenth year, when on a summer's day in 1851, he wrapped all his necessaries in a red bandana handkerchief and on foot wend ed his way to Rockwood Academy, eight miles from Guelph, where he was received kindly by Wm. Wetherald, the Quaker teacher, a devoted Chris tian, and one who took a kindly interest in the moral and intellectual wel fare of the boys under him. After spending the summer session of three months at the academy he went before the Educational Board of Examiners at Guelph * made up of the township superintendents, and taught school near his home, in the school which he had formerly attended. He also taught school in the village of Plattsville, but which year it was I am not prepared to say. He had learned of Oberlin College, Ohio, which at that time had a summer session instead of a winter, to accommodate students who wished to teach in the winter time, from the late I. L. Bowman, and several other Waterloo County boys who had been there. In the spring of 1852 he set out for Oberlin. It might be interesting to know how he first travelled there. By stage from Preston to Hamilton; from Hamilton to Lewiston by boat; from Lewiston to the Falls by stage; from the Falls to Buffalo by train; from Buffalo to Cleveland by boat (as the Lake Shore road between Buffalo and Cleveland was then only in course of construction) ; from Cleveland to Wellington, eight miles from Oberlin, by rail, and the balance of the journey by stage. He also attended this school in 1854 but the Lake Shore road between Buffalo and Cleveland was then completed. It was here he got his ideas of systematic thinking and studying, and also by the reading of Todd's Student's Manual. The religious character of the place, which was at that time being thoroughly grounded and imbued with the principles of evangelical Christianity by Chas. G. Finney, the great preacher and evangelist (who was then and for many years after the presi dent of the college, and whose influence is felt there to-day as if he still walked the streets of the town), so impressed him that he here decided to be a follower of Christ, and to enter the Christian ministry. It was here he also heard some of the great men of the day lecture on moral and social questions; Frederick Douglass, the great abolitionist, on slavery and Elihu Burritt, the "learned blacksmith", on "Ocean Penny Postage."

I might say, many of his high ideals of character early received quite an impetus from Henry Krupp (afterwards Rev. H. Krupp) who was for a time a teacher in the public school he attended; from Wm. Wetherald, the Quaker teacher at Rockwood Academy, and at Oberlin College. My father was so true to his ideals of life and character that he never lost sight of them, never wavered from them. After his second term at Oberlin College he taught school for a time and then gave up his life to the Christian ministry. He joined the church of the United Brethren in Christ a church which had its beginning among the Germans of Pennsylvania. They were at that time sending evangelistic preachers to establish churches in Canada, and were meeting with a good deal of success in the Pennsylvania-German settlements. He was to have preached next Sunday (Dec. 3rd) in three churches he established sixty years ago near Wellandport. He continued to preach for the U. B. Church in Canada till 1884, when he moved to the United States. During his ministry in Canada he travelled largely and was well known in parts of the Niagara district, Waterloo, Bruce and Grey counties.

It was in the Niagara district he became acquainted with Rebekah Gonder, daughter of the late M. D. Gonder, a U. E. L. descendant who lived on the homestead on the Niagara river, eight miles above the Falls which his grandfather had located in 1796. He was married to my mother in 1859. His ministerial life in Canada took him among all classes of people into the cabin of the pioneer and into the luxurious homes of the well to-do. He was welcome among all, as he was friendly with the lowly and was esteemed by the more prosperous on account of his high character and intellectuality.

After moving to the United States he preached for several years for the U. B. Church and then joined the Congregational Church and was pastor of churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York States until 1897 when he came to Toronto to live near his two sons, A. E. and M. G. Sherk, and on account of the advanced age of his wife who was 4 Y% years his senior and who pre-deceased him 1 year and 7 months. This did not end his minis terial labors, however, for he continued to supply churches for months at a time in Pennsylvania and New York States, a mission church in the west end of Toronto, and latterly for four or five years the two Congregational Churches (Pine Grove and Humber Summit), near Woodbridge, Ontario. For the last two years he has been an attendant at the Don Mills Metho dist Church near his home but still he loved to go away occasionally to preach to the churches he had formerly been pastor of. Only last summer he took a trip to New York State to spend a Sabbath and preach for one of the churches at their request, and every month or two he went to see the mem bers of the churches near Woodbridge, who loved and revered him.

It can be said of my father that he was a man of God. The Bible was to him an open book and he was familiar with every part of it and yet he was constantly perusing it, and when not attending to other duties he was to be seen Bible in hand or on the table before him. His studious character did not end with his school career he was a student all through life and I might say particularly a student of the Bible.

He was early in his ministry and always a strong advocate of our edu cated clergy and the higher education of the laity. It was with this object in view that Freeport Academy (at Freeport, Waterloo Tp.) of which he was one of the promoters, and for a short time a teacher, was started. One of his associates in this enterprise was the late Isaac L. Bowman who was its first principal. Owing to insufficient funds, however, this institution was only in existence a few years.

Among his first ministerial colleagues in the U. B. Church and associated with him for many years were Revs. David B. Sherk (his brother), Jacob B. Bowman and Geo. Plowman, the first two being residents of Berlin (now Kitchener), for a long time previous to their death, the last one having his home at Freeport where he lived before and after retiring from the ministry.

Although feeling indisposed for the last month he was only seriously ill for a few days previous to his death, Nov. 27th, 1916. He retained his consciousness to the last and although greatly distressed, expressed him self as anxious to go home.

As a last tribute to the memory of my lamented father, I wish to say that I knew him to be a man of exceptional Christian character, high ideals, broad knowledge, broad in his sympathies, non-sectarian, respected by all, and revered by many. Toronto', Dec. 2nd, 1916.

* Waterloo County was then a part of Wellington County.3a

3aFourth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1912, Berlin, Ontario, pg 35 
Rev. Abraham Break Sherk
 
27267 Adam Sherk, "was born February 4th, 1826. He was married to Elizabeth Stauffer and resided at Caledonia, Michigan, where he was engaged in farming but now lives retired. His family consisted of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Adam Sherk
 
27268 born 1881 Alvin E. Sherk
 
27269 Amos Sherk, "was born June 19th, 1830. He is married to Magdalena Stauffer and resides at Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of eight children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Amos Sherk
 
27270 1. Angeline H. SHERK (Reuben H. SHERK4, Daniel SHERK3, John SHERK2, Johannes SCHERCH1) was born 30 MAR 1873 in New Dundee, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario, and died 15 JUL 1964 in Coutta Pavilion, Freeport, Ontario. She was buried in New Dundee Union Cemetery, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario. She married Levi SARARAS BEF 1900, son of Solomon SARARAS. He was born 27 APR 1867, and died 02 SEP 1933 in Ontario, Canada. He was buried in New Dundee Union Cemetery, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario. She married Ephraim D. HIGH 1939. He died 1943.

Children of Angeline H. SHERK and Levi SARARAS are:

2 i. Irene SARARAS. She married James MAIN.
3 ii. Reuben SARARAS was born 1900 in New Dundee, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario.
4 iii. Weston SARARAS was born 05 APR 1910 in New Dundee, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario. He married Ilah Grace HALLMAN 1934. She was born 05 APR 1910, and died 27 AUG 1967. He married Myrtle Miriam HILBORN 1969. She was born 07 JUN 1913.
 
Angeline H. Sherk
 
27271 Angeline H. Sherk, "was born March 30th, 1873. She is unmarried and has her home at Rev. Noah Stauffer's."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Angeline H. Sherk
 
27272 Benjamin Shirk, "was born October 17th, 1849. He is married to Nancy, daughter of Peter and Catharine (Biehn) Baumann. She was born May 15th, 1851. They reside about a mile north of Breslau where he is the possessor of a beautiful home. Have no family."

Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Sherk - Benjamin B. Sherk, son of Pre. David Sherk, was born Oct. 17, 1849, on the first farm that was settled by the pioneer Mennonites, Joseph Sherk and Samuel Betzner, in Waterloo Co., Ont., on the banks of the Grand River, opposite the village of Doon. Here he grew to manhood under the able teaching and training of his godly father, accepting the faith early in life, in which he manifested a growing interest as he grew in the knowledge of his Lord. Trusting in his creator he passed on to meet Him on Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 1929; aged 79 y. 3 m. 17 d. On Dec. 17, 1871, he was united in marriage to Nancy Bauman, who, with one daughter, Mrs. Phares Burkholder, three grandsons, Lorne, Harold, and Harvey Burkholder, and one sister, Elizabeth, wife of the late Pre. Jacob Gingrich, remain to mourn his departure. He leaves behind for our comfort a testimony of faith and trust. Even though his affliction seriously impaired his mind, one thing remained clear to him to the end, and that was his longing for eternal rest. He was very fond of singing the songs of the blest, and one that he loved best was, "In dem Himmel is Ruh." The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, near Markham, Ont., and at the Wideman church, in charge of Bros. L. J. Burkholder, Jonas Snider, and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Obituary - Gospel Herald, February 21, 1929 
Benjamin B. Sherk
 
27273 Benjamin H. Sherk, "was born June 19th, 1869. He is married to Barbara Rhodes. They reside on the old "Sherk Place", two miles north of New Dundee where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of two children, namely: Lelora and Lorne."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin H. Sherk
 
27274 Caleb Sherk, "was born April 15th, 1869. When of age he went to Detroit, Michigan, where he was residing when last heard of him."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Caleb Sherk
 
27275 Catharine Sherk, "was born April 1st, 1826. She is married to Joseph Witmer and resides in Hespeler. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Sherk
 
27276 Catharine Sherk, "was born April 1st, 1826. She is married to Joseph Witmer and resides in Hespeler. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Sherk
 
27277 Rev. Christian Sherk, "was born September 1st, 1839. He joined the church of his choice, the United Brethren, when a young man and entered the ministry in which calling he has proved himself an able worker in the cause of His Master. The conference has stationed him on different fields of labor and on every field he, by the help of God, has proved himself an able minister. He is well received by his co-laborers and since the division of the church he has been appointed presiding elder (representing the Radical party) for Kansas. At present he resides at Sharon, Kansas, where he is also the owner of a beautiful farm. He is married to Margaret Hodge and has a family of two children, namely: Mina and Uretta."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Christian Sherk
 
27278 From Reaman's "Trail of the Black Walnut",page 59:

"Sherk is a well known name in the Niagara Penninsula. The original settler who spelled his name Schoerg, came from Lancaster Co., Penn. U.S.A. in 1789, the revolutionists having burned his home because he sympathised with the British and harboured their officers. He bought his river farm, lot 6, con. 1 Willoughby twp. Welland County, along the Niagara River." Bertie and Humberstone twp's lie next to it, and many Stoners and Sherks were in those twp's later on. Joseph seems to have been this early settler's name. There was also a Joseph who went to Waterloo County. By Mrs. Young, also a Sherk relative, seven pioneer Sherks came to Bertie twp., but one wonders if they weren't sons of the first Joseph. I would say so.
I found five Sherks on the 1851 census who were likely five of the seven mentioned. Christian was in Haldimand, John, Joseph, Daniel and Ben were in Bertie twp. They ranged in age from 7 to 56 years, born U.S.A. Samuel who is Mrs. Young's ancestor, would also be one of the seven sons, and possibly Casper who went to Markham. Christian was born Canada, by census.
I stand to be corrected in thinking the above Sherks were sons of pioneer Joseph. But by Reaman's book, it sounds as if one pioneer Sherk in Welland. How the Joseph who went to Waterloo County was related I am not sure, but he likely was. Casper Sherk who settled in Markham twp. York Co. was brother to the Joseph in Waterloo. "Reaman." Also a Peter Sherk settled in Waterloo County in 1805. Perhaps a son of Joseph. No proof.
Back to "Trail of the Black Walnut", p. 109:

"In the fall of 1799 Joseph Sherk and Samuel Betzner (note, Joseph's wife was a Betzner) came from Franklin Co. Penn. U.S.A. to Canada. They arrived safely on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, and Shark spent the winter there, (one presumes with the Sherks) while Betzner went on to the vicinity of Ancaster and remained there until spring. In the spring Joseph Sherk and Samuel Betzner pressed on about twenty miles beyond the limits of civilization desiring to locate a fine river of which they had heard, the Grand. In 1800 Joseph Sherk bought 261 acres opposite to Doon. Richard Beasley owned the land, got into finincial difficulties and could not give them clear title. They had to raise $20,000 for 60,000 acres or loose all they had put in. Joseph Sherk and Sam Bricker agreed to go to their relatives in Pennsylvania to try to raise this sum. Sam's father was very ill and they were almost in despair. Here "Trail of the Black Walnut" and "The Trail of the Conestoga" differ. According to Reaman Bricker vent to his wife's people for help. This, according to Conestoga, was only partly true as Bricker married his wife while there, and their honeymoon was the trip back to Canada with the money slung under their light wagon, 'waegle', in a keg.
John and Jacob Erb accompanied them back to Canada. A joint company was formed called the German Company. Christian Eby had contributed $2500 of the money and his son Benjamin was secretary treasurer of the company. He later was made Bishop of the Mennonite church, and founded Kitchener, Ontario.
Among the earliest familiea to settle in Waterloo Co. were Benjamin, Daniel, Abraham, John, Joseph and Christian Eby. John, Daniel, Joseph, Christian and Abraham Weaver. Bowmans, John Moyer, Martin Overholt, Peter
Sherk, and the two Erbs, John and Jacob. By 1805 thirty five families were in the settlement.
Descendants of 11 John Fretz and Sherk:
This John Fretz came from Pennsylvania and settled in Welland County in 1800, the same year that another John Fretz settled in Lincoln Co. The two 'Johns' visited each other but were unable to establish a relationship.
11 John Frets, b. Feb. 8, 1749; died August 30, 1815. Md. Magdalena Fox of Pa., b. April 1, 1748; died Sept. 23, 1820. He was a wheel-wright, joiner and manufacturer of fanning mills and a member of the Dunkard Church. His ancestory is involved in doubt. By some of the connection he is supposed to have emigrated from Germany. He settled near Mannheim, in Lancaster Co., Pa. where probably all his children were born. In 1800 he emigrated to Welland Co. Can, with all his family except daughter Barbara and son Daniel. They were six weeks in making the journey, taking their live stock with them. At night, bells were put on the horses and cattle and they were turned out to pasture. After a milking, the milk was put into the churn, which was fastened to the hind part of the wagon, and their butter was churned by the motion of the wagon as they proceeded. On the 12th day of June they crossed the Niagara River on a raft. They swam the horses and cattle across They were helped by friendly Indians. John Fretz settled in Bertie Twp., Welland Co., Ontario on about 400 acres of land. He built a log house. Some time previous to his death he laid out a family burying ground on his property. He and his wife and several descendants are buried there. His children were:
I Barbara Fretz b. June 8, 1771, d. June 29, 1829; md. Abraham Winger. They stayed in Penn. for awhile after her folks left for Canada but came later and settled near her father. Their children were Abraham, John, Magdalena, Fanny, Barbara, Nancy and Susan Winger.
II Abraham Fretz b. Dec. 10, 1773, d. young.
III Rev. Daniel Fretz b Aug. 3, 1776, d. Aug. 16, 1864; md. Jemina Sullivan. Stayed in Penn. He a bishop of the German Baptist Church, an undertaker and manufacturer of fanning mills corn shellers and cutting boxes. No data on children, if any.
IV Jacob Frets b. June 3, 1779, d. Jan. 25, 1850; md. Barbara Sherk. No data on children.
V Peter Frets b. Feb. 28, 1781, d. Oct. 31, 1864; md. Mary Zavitz. No data.
VI Frances Frets b. Dec. 12, 1784, d. Mar. 3, 1810; md. John Sherk. No issue.
VII Mary Frets b. Sept. 25, 1788, d. Oct. 16, 1839; md. Joseph Sherk. They lived all their lives on lots 7 and 8, con. 14 Bertie Tvp., Welland Co., Ontario. No dates for him. Christian or Chrystal, their son, born about 1804, must have come to Haldimand County, Ont. quite early as I found him on the 1842 census in Rainham Twp. He married Anna Dauner, born about 1810 by census They had children: Elias, Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, called Folly and given as Anna Maria on tombstone, Lydia, Catherine, Fanny, Magdalena, Jacob, Benjamin, Anna, Josiah and Susanne.
1. Elias son of Christian Sherk b. 1829 or 1830; md. Catherine Cusler or Coosler. No children. Adopted 5 or 6; E]ias and Frances Bingleman, Catherine, Allen Hedder or Hedden and Ed Stephen. I am unsure whether this is two boys or two names.
2. Joseph Shark son of Christian Shark, b. Feb. 1, 1833, d. July 15, 1911. Md. Anna Swartz, b. Oct. 25, 1838, d. Mar, 28, 1870. On the 1871 census Joseph was alone with Hezikiah age 8 and Josiah age 4. Grave stones give Josiah as born 1866, died 1951; wife Margaret Featherston. 1868 - 1941 and Hezekiah Shark 1862 - 1938. No other data. Joseph (2) remarried to Elizabeth Overholt b June 12, 1838, d. April 16, 1916. One child - Melvin, unmarried; 1874- 1947. Was found in his home murdered, supposedly for the money that gossip said he had in the house. Joseph, his wife end sons are bur. in the Union Cemetery, Sweets Corners, Selkirk, Ont. west of South Cayuga.
3. Elizabeth Shark daughter of Christian Shark, b. about 1835, md. Jacob Snider. Children Annie b. about 1855, Joseph b. about 1856, Alma and Albert, twins b. about 1858, Emma about 1860. The approximate ages of these above from 1871 census. Given elsewhere ware also Joseph, James, Amelia and Graham. No dates.
4. Mary Ann (Anna Maria, on grave stone) called 'Polly' Shark, b. June 1837, d. Dec. 1921. Md. Andrew Bingleman from Haldimand Co., Ont. Rainham twp. See Bingleman for their family. (How Stoner's grandparents.) Andrew Bingleman died leaving young children. They were kept for some time by relatives. She remarried to Henry Rhora; no date.
5. Lydia Shark b. about 1838; md. Henry Hoover. Children: David, John, Adolphus, Annie, Josiahi lived near Selkirk, Ontario.
6. Catherine Shark b. about 1839 or 1840; md. Paul Effinger. Children: Eli, Susanne, Emma, Edward, Annie.
7. Francis "Fanny" Shark b. about 1841 or 1842; ad. August Helky. Children: Joanna, George, Arminta, Elias, Rosie, Mary, Fredrick, Henry.
8. Magdalene Shark, b. 1843 or 1844; md. Jacob Frets. Children: Benjamin, Abraham, Christian, Clara, Norman, Arminta, Manassah and Edward.
9. Jacob Shark b about 1846; md Augusta Thomas, Essex Co, Ont. Children: Etta, Sybilla, Dessmoro, Catherine Elizabeth, Theo.
10. Benjamin Shark b. about 1848; md. Caroline Reichala. Children: Josiah and John. They adopted Nora Nie. Josiah lived on the family homestead in Rainham twp. Haldimand Co., Ontario.
11 Annie Sherk b. Dec. 11, 1850, d. May 2, 1907; by cemetery readings md. Samual. Fess. Children: Allen, Loretta, Edward or William. Perhaps both names. Lanson A. born 1871, died 1881. Cemetery reading.
12 Josiah Sherk b. about 1853; md. Eliza Yoger. Children Lucy, John, Elmer, Palmer, Christian, Amos, Annie, Herman.
13. Susanna Sherk b. about 1856; md. John Eckard. Lived Selkirk, Rainham twp. Children: Annie, Ella, Sarah, Lanson, Winnie. Dates for these Sherks are mostly from census. They are Howard Stoner's grandmother, her parents, grandparents and brothers and sisters.
Now we go back to Christian or Chrystal's brothers and sisters. Children of Mary Fretz and Joseph Sherk. Chrystal is given as I. Re II, Frances III, Elizabeth IV, Catherine V, Annie VI, Mary VII, Barbara VIII, Christina IX, Andrew X, Joseph XI.
II Regina Sherk daughter of Joseph and Mary Shark md. Henry Zimmer Rainham twp. Haldimand Co., Ontario. Children: Joseph, Annie, Mary, Samuel, Catherine, Bernard, Elizabeth, Susan, Henry; no dates.
III Frances Sherk, daughter of Joseph Sherk and Mary Fretz; md Sam Neff, Welland Co., Ont. Children: Elizabeth, Caroline, Chrystal or Christian, Leve Ephriam, Frances. No dates.
IV Elizabeth Sherk daughter of Joseph Sherk and Mary b. Mar. 27, 1814, d. Mar. 25, 1887; md. Bernard Werner from France. Men minister. Children: George, Jacob, Mary, John, Levi, Julia, Elizabeth. Jacob lived in Edmonton, Alta.
V Catherine Sherk daughter of Joseph and Mary Sherk; md. Dudrick Hoover. Lived Rainham twp. Children: Benjamin, Aaron, Simeon, Moses, Joseph.
VI Annie Sherk daughter of Mary and Joseph Sherk; md. Rev. Moses Sider, Wainfleet, Ont. One child, Andrew Sider.
VII Mary Sherk, died young.
VIII Barbara Sherk b. Oct. 21, 1823 Welland Co.; md. Christian Sider. Children: Anna Sider, Mary Sider, Christie, Julian, Joseph, Sarah, John, Emma, Barbara, Christian, Melissa, Fannie.
IX Christine Sherk; md. John Foreman. Shoemaker in South Cayuga twp. Children: Julia, Joseph, Jacob, Henry, Mary, Christopher, Tryphena, Thyphesa, Frances John, Sarah Andrew Foreman.
X Andrew Sherk md. Elizabeth Sider. Children: Anna Sherk (dec'd), William Sherk (Dec'd), Henry Sherk, Joseph, Mary, Fidellan, Chris Elizabeth and Menno Sherk.
XI Joseph Shark aid. Catharine Heximer. Farmer, Mennonite. Children: Elizabeth Sherk, Ephraim, Hubbard, Emmanuel, Richard, Andrew Sherk and Mary Sherk (dec'd). 
Christina Sherk
 
27279 Cyrus Sherk, "is married and resides in South Dakota where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Cyrus Sherk
 
27280 Daniel Sherk, "son of John and Elizabeth (Fretz) Sherk, was born near Sherkston, Welland County, Ontario, April 7th, 1806. He was married to Susannah, daughter of Frederick Philip and Nancy (DeMoss) Herner. She was born August 9th, 1817, and died May 12th, 1886. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm about two miles north of New Dundee where he died January 26th, 1858. His family consisted of eleven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Sherk
 
27281 died in infancy Daughter Sherk
 
27282 Rev. David Shirk, "was born September 9th, 1801. On January 30th, 1827, he was married to Elizabeth Betzner who was born May 10th, 1811, and died at her son Benjamin's place, August 26th, 1894. On July 2nd, 1837, Mr. Shirk was ordained as a deacon of the Mennonite Church and on December 2nd, 1838, he was ordained as a minister of the same body for the Strasburg, Hagey and Wanner field of labor. In his long and dutiful services rendered unto the congregations of his charge he preached many a spiritual and instructive sermon and in his time was considered one of the ablest ministers of the Mennonite body. He died near Doon where he resided on his father's old homestead, (This old homestead comprises lot No. 11, Broken Front, Beasley Block, S. R.) September 19th 1882. His family consisted of ten children"1a

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Died, on the 19th of September, near Preston, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Pre. David Sherk, aged 82 years and 22 days. He was in the ministry nearly 44 years, and had served as deacon several years previously. He is said to have been the first white child born in Waterloo county. He leaves a widow and two sons and three daughters to mourn his departure. Services were held by A. Hunsperger, Elias Weber and Jacob Mensch, the latter from Pennsylvania. Text, Rev. 5:5, 10 and I Tim. 1:15.
He was a faithful laborer in the cause of Christ, using every means at his command to spread the gospel and lead sinners to God. He visited, and preached, and wrote as long as his physical powers permitted him to do so. He was active also in circulating papers, having books and pamphlets printed and circulated which might have a tendency to enlighten the people, encourage the Christian, and awaken in God,s people a more earnest Christian life. His last work in this direct was the compiling and arranging for the publication of the little work recently issued in the German language, "Non-Conformity to the World." The English is now in press and will be out in a couple of weeks. Writing to the Editor he said, he thought this would probably be his last work in this direction, and so it proved as the Lord called him away before the English edition was published.
He was a warm friend of our church paper, the Herald of Truth from its first appearance and labored zealously for its success. Many will long remember the earnest labors of our departed brother, and thank the Lord for his kind admonition and words of cheer on the pilgrimage of life. Peace to his ashes.2a

2aObituary - Herald of Truth, Nov 1, 1882

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Sherk, David (1801-1882)

David Sherk (1801-1882) was a leading Mennonite Church (MC) minister. He was born in 1801, the sixth child of Joseph Schoerg, who came to Waterloo County, Ont. in 1800 from Franklin County, PA. David married Elizabeth Betzner (1811-94) in 1827. They had ten children. Two of his daughters were successively the wives of Jacob Gingerich (1840-1920), preacher of the Hagey and Wanner congregations. About 1837 David Sherk was ordained deacon for the Hagey Mennonite Church and the following year served as minister for the three churches of Strasburg, Hagey and Wanner. In his time he was considered one of the leading ministers of the Ontario Mennonite Conference (MC). He was the author of Nonconformity to the World (Elkhart, 1882), 72 pp. He died in 1882.3a

3aFretz, Joseph C. "Sherk, David (1801-1882)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 Nov 2005

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Wanner Mennonite Church
Begun: 1829

A small wooden meeting house was built in 1829 on a corner of the farm belonging to Samuel Bechtel which was located in the vicinity of the present-day regional headquarters of the Ministry of Natural Resources near the intersection of Highways 24 and 401. The site for this community meeting house, as well as a school and a burial ground, had been chosen on August 8, 1829. The land was donated by Samuel Bechtel and his wife Barbara (Baumann) on March 15, 1830. A new meeting house, of white brick, was built in 1837 on the east side of Henry Wanner's farm, somewhat north of the first meeting house. Meetings at first were held every eight weeks. The deed of land for the meeting house known as Wanner's was dated October 15, 1837. Early preachers were David Sherk, who had been ordained by Benjamin Eby in July 1837, Jacob Bretz, Jr., and Joseph Hagey.
Joseph Hagey was ordained bishop in 1851. During his time divisions occurred in the church by a surge of enthusiasm for a Methodist form of revivalism. Solomon Eby of Port Elgin, who announced his own conversion in December 1869, was leader of a group which believed that members could be converted through participation in revival meetings. John Baer of Wanner's became associated with Solomon Eby, and was compelled to leave the church in the spring of 1874, as were Eby and his other followers. The new church movement resulted in organization conferences which culminated in the conference on March 23, 1875 at Bloomingdale where New Mennonites and Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together as United Mennonites. The United Mennonites favored revival meetings, Sunday Schools and prayer meetings, and were opposed to the use of alcohol and tobacco.
The date of construction of the meeting house which replaced the one built in 1837 is somewhat in doubt. It is possible that a new building was erected in the early 1870s; it is also possible that the 1837 building only underwent extensive renovations at that time. There is no doubt, however, that a new brown brick church was built in 1938. An education wing was added in 1969.
The earliest Mennonite Sunday School in North America was begun in 1842 and was held jointly by the Wanner and Hagey Meeting Houses. It was discontinued after a short time because of a division of opinion within the congregations. An attempt was made later, in the mid-1860s, to begin another Sunday School, but this, too, did not last long. Many years later, on June 10, 1896, a meeting was held to organize a Sunday School. Anson Groh was appointed superintendent..4a

4aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Preston (Bechtel or Hagey) Mennonite Church

The second meeting house in Waterloo County was built, probably in 1814, by John Erb, a wealthy miller of Preston. This brick meeting house served as a community church and was located "near Jacob Hagey's", which was on the road running from the top of the Kress Hill west and "adjoining the Kitchener Highway" (Witmer 1967:26). Another meeting house, known as the Union Meeting House, was built in the area around 1824. A meeting was held in the Union church on November 20, 1824 to commence recording the accounts of the congregation in Hagey's Deacon Book. The deed of land for the Union Meeting House and burial ground, which was for one acre of part Lot 22, Beasley's Broken Front, was transacted in 1835.
Hagey Meeting House was buiilt of red brick in 1842 on part Lot 23, just north of Preston on the west side of the Breslau Road, and slightly north of the Union Meeting House site. The deed, dated February 2, 1842, recorded the purchase of the land from John Hilborn and stressed that the property was to be for "the purpose of public worship by the Mennonist Society" (Witmer 1967:28). Joseph Bechtel was the first minister in the area, from 1804-1837; he was followed by David Sherk (1838-1843). Next came Joseph Hagey (1844-1877), who was ordained bishop in 1851, and then Jacob B. Gingrich from 1878 to 1901. Services were held every four weeks until 1890 when bi-weekly services were begun. A Sunday School was established in 1842 with the congregation of Wanner Meeting House near Hespeler, but it was discontinued because of a difference of opinion regarding the need for Sunday Schools. On April 26, 1891 a Sunday School was organized at Hagey's, with deacon Abraham Oberholtzer as superintendent. Five years later, on June 10, 1896, a Sunday School was organized at the Wanner church.
Major changes were made to the church building in 1927-1928 when the basement was excavated, new windows were installed and the roof was raised two feet. Fire on January 15, 1950 caused extensive damage to the interior and furnishings of the church. The building was completely renovated and also enlarged at the same time; dedication was on July 2, 1950. Another fire, on Feburary 19, 1953, completely destroyed the church. A congregational decision was made to build a new church, on Concession Road in Preston, and the cornerstone was laid on Thanksgiving Day, October 12, 1953. Official dedication services in the new Preston Mennonite Church were held on May 16, 1954. The building was enlarged in the summer of 1989.5a

5aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Pioneer Park (Weber/Strasburg) Christian Fellowship Mennonite Church

Early services were held in the homes of the first settlers, perhaps as early as 1833. Services often were held at the home of David Weber who lived across from where the church would be located. David Sherk was ordained deacon to serve the group in 1837, and in the next year, 1838, he was ordained minister. He was followed in 1840 by John Steckle (Stoeckle).
In 1842, David Weber donated one acre of land for a meeting house and burial ground. The deed was dated March 23, 1854, although the meeting house had been built in 1843. A new yellow brick church was built in 1894 on the same site. Noah Stauffer, who had been ordained in 1876 to assist John Steckle, was minister at the time. A Sunday School was organized in the 1890s; Sunday School records date from 1898. In 1899 the first Bible Conference to be held in an Ontario Mennonite church was held in the Weber church.
In 1971-1972 the church was enlarged and completely renovated. During that time - from October 17, 1971 to January 23, 1972 - the congregation met in the Herbert Feick home on Doon Village Road. On September 24, 1872 the congregation celebrated the 130th Anniversary of the building of the first meeting house. The name of the church was changed to Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship Mennonite Church in 1972.
In 1951 the congregation had purchased from Clifford Snider an additional acre of land located behind the church. In 1976, for the sum of $1, the congregation acquired a sixty-five foot strip of land along the south edge of the church property from Major Holdings & Development Co. A new church was built within several feet of the old yellow brick one which was removed; the date on the cornerstone is 1980. The 150th Anniversary of the construction of the first meeting house is to be celebrated in 1993. 6a

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Partial demo slated for heritage site
Rear annex of 330 Joseph Schoerg Cres. to be demolished in coming months



Owners of the Schoerg farmhouse at 330 Joseph Schoerg Cres., are working on a plan to complete the restoration of the property, which has sat vacant for a number of years. The restoration will include a partial demolition of its rear annex, which is structurally unsound.

Kitchener Post By Laurie Snell


The old Schoerg family farmhouse at 330 Joseph Schoerg Cres. is the next heritage property in Kitchener to face demolition \emdash a partial demolition of its rear annex to fix what's currently deemed unsafe.

That's because given the choice \emdash to demolish it entirely and build a brand new home, or to spend the time and money to repair the rundown heritage home \emdash Pat George and his JHS Properties team opted to save it.

They just didn't think it would take so long, nor did they plan on having to demolish any part of it.

"It's been a long process, that's for sure," George said. "We just thought, it's a cultural area and if we could save the house we would do it."

George's company purchased the property and surrounding land to build the Deer Ridge subdivision in the late 1990s. They have been trying to repair the heritage-designated farmhouse ever since.

The-two-and-a-half-storey, red brick house is a classic example of a Mennonite Georgian style building. David Sherk, son of early pioneer Joseph Schoerg, built the homestead in 1830. It is believed that Sherk was the first non-native child born in what would soon become Waterloo County, and his building it is one reason for the farmhouse's heritage designation.

"Looking back, would I do it again? Probably not, because I didn't realize all of what is involved here and how bad the house was," George said. "At the time it seemed like a worthwhile thing to do."

He added, the company has spent well over $100,000 just to gut the house and temporarily hold up the rear annex, which was a later addition to the house. To fix it, according to City of Kitchener documents from 2007, would cost upwards of $235,000.

"At one point, we had a report that indicated the house was possibly better than what it was," he said. "It was pretty run down."

"When we actually started the process, the house was vacant and the prior owner had applied for a demolition permit. We basically decided we would attempt to save the house, which became a lot longer process and a lot more involved than what we had ever imagined."

The bad news just kept coming.

"There were major problems where roof troughs were collapsing and the wiring was totally shot prior to us taking ownership of the house," George said. "People did interior renovations where they cut through structural beams to put stairs in and create washrooms in different areas, so they structurally had done a lot of damage to the house that wasn't apparent."

So now that the Deer Ridge subdivision around the heritage site is near complete, George said his team is again trying to create a Heritage Kitchener-approved plan that would bring the old farmhouse back to life.

George said the goal is to complete the rest of the project in six to seven months.

"We're still working on it. We've got blueprints being prepared right now that will shortly be submitted to Heritage Kitchener in coming months," he said.

George said because people occasionally break into the property, they regularly check on the property, ensuring it's boarded up and well-secured.

In an interview last month, Leon Bensason, the city's cultural heritage co-ordinator, said properties such as this one continue to be a concern. When it comes to protecting heritage properties, "The city can't do this alone," he said.

"It's been vacant for a number of years," Bensason said, adding that's a red flag.

It's unclear how long 330 Joseph Schoerg Cres. has been unoccupied, but George said it's been vacant as long as they've owned it. Though, he was uncertain of the date it was purchased.

"We've been trying to work with the property owner again, trying to ensure that the property is adequately maintained and hopefully find a tenant or a new owner for the property who wants to restore it," Bensason said.

"A lot of responsibility lays with the property owner.

You have to have a property owner who is willing to maintain the property, and willing to ensure heritage attributes are well cared for."

It's especially difficult for the city to monitor the site if the property is both privately-owned and vacant, he added.

"There is a measure of protection under the property standards bylaw," Bensason said. "That ensures the city undertakes inspections every couple of years to understand which of those designated properties are vacant. Those are the ones that are most at risk."7a

7aPartial demo slated for heritage site. (2016). Kitchenerpost.ca. Retrieved 2 June 2016, from http://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/6700522-partial-demo-slated-for-heritage-site/ 
Rev. David Sherk
 
27283 The Schoerg Homestead, located at 381 Pioneer Tower Road, is situated on a ridge overlooking the Grand River Valley in Pioneer Tower West, City of Kitchener. The two-and-a-half-storey red-brick building was designed in the Mennonite Georgian style, and constructed circa 1830 by David Sherk.
The property was designated for its heritage value by the City of Kitchener under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 2003-227).

The Schoerg Homestead is a classic representation of the Mennonite Georgian style. The house is a two-and-a-half-storey dwelling, constructed of hand-made red-brick, with a two-storey wood frame wing to the rear. The structure is in sound condition and has been altered very little from its original appearance. The brick portion of the home is set upon a foundation of rough squared granite stone. The fieldstone foundation of the two-storey rear wing suggests an earlier farmhouse may have existed at this location. 
Rev. David Sherk
 
27284 Breslau United Brethren in Christ Church

Begun: c.1866 Closed: c.1893

Part of the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the congregation was added to the Circuit in 1866-1867 when the pastors were Revs. A.B. Sherk, D.B. Sherk , Henry Krupp and G. Rutt. At the Quarterly Conference of the United Brethren in Christ on July 18, 1868 approval was given for the purchase of a site for a church at Breslau. The church was built later in that year. Discussion at the Quarterly Conference on February 10, 1883 concerned a refusal to transfer a lease from the Mennonites to the Lutherans for use of the church building - whether because the church premises were being shared with the Mennonites or because the United Brethren in Christ was no longer an active congregation is not known.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. David B. Sherk
 
27285 Although early meetings are reported to have begun in the Roseville area as early as 1860, it was not until 1881 that Rev. George Backus of New Dundee came to the area to conduct regular services in Roseville homes on Sunday evenings. The first services were held in the home of Mrs. Jacob Bricker ; there were seven charter members in the group. Shortly after this time, c.1884, the present church building, which was originally of frame and dates to 1852 when it belonged to a Lutheran Congregation, was bought from the Wesleyan Methodists who had acquired it earlier from the Lutherans. The first United Brethren in Christ pastors after Rev. Backus were Revs. David B. Sherk and Jacob. B. Bowman . 1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. David B. Sherk
 
27286 Rev. David B. Sherk, "was born November 29th, 1837. When a young man he was converted unto the Lord and has since his conversion been a true follower of His Master. Some thirty years ago he entered the ministry of the United Brethren in Christ for which body he has labored up to the present. Several years ago he was chosen Presiding Elder of the church for the Canadian field of labor. There is scarcely a man in Ontario who has a wider circle of friends and acquaintances, embracing all classes and creeds, than Rev. Mr. Sherk has. As a minister he is well received by all denominations holding the same spiritual views in regard to regeneration as the Brethren do. His preaching is plain, practical and impressive and his method of delivering his sermons is to use the plainest and simplest language so as to make himself understood by all classes of his audience. He is married to Sarah Hershey and resides in the town of Berlin. To them are born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Roseville United Brethren in Christ Church

Although early meetings are reported to have begun in the Roseville area as early as 1860, it was not until 1881 that Rev. George Backus of New Dundee came to the area to conduct regular services in Roseville homes on Sunday evenings. The first services were held in the home of Mrs. Jacob Bricker; there were seven charter members in the group. Shortly after this time, c.1884, the present church building, which was originally of frame and dates to 1852 when it belonged to a Lutheran Congregation, was bought from the Wesleyan Methodists who had acquired it earlier from the Lutherans. The first United Brethren in Christ pastors after Rev. Backus were Revs. David B. Sherk and Jacob. B. Bowman. The congregation remained on a circuit until 1969 when the connection ended with New Dundee and Roseville became independent. A parsonage was purchased in 1971 and on September 9, 1973 a sod-breaking ceremony was held for the Christian Education addition. Dedication services were held on October 6, 1974.
A split in the United Brethren in Christ in 1889 resulted in two groups calling themselves by that name. One group joined the Congregationals in 1906. The other group remained United Brethren in Christ until November 16, 1946 when most congregations of the United Brethen in Christ organization joined with the Evangelical Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church - later to join with the United Church on January 1, 1968. This congregation is one of three United Brethren in Christ Churches in Waterloo County today. The others are Stanley Park in Kitchener, and New Dundee. The headquarters of the church is in Huntington, Indiana.
Although the building was originally of frame construction, remodelling and renovations have resulted in the church building of today.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Breslau United Brethren in Christ Church

Part of the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the congregation was added to the Circuit in 1866-1867 when the pastors were Revs. A.B. Sherk, D.B. Sherk, Henry Krupp and G. Rutt. At the Quarterly Conference of the United Brethren in Christ on July 18, 1868 approval was given for the purchase of a site for a church at Breslau. The church was built later in that year. Discussion at the Quarterly Conference on February 10, 1883 concerned a refusal to transfer a lease from the Mennonites to the Lutherans for use of the church building - whether because the church premises were being shared with the Mennonites or because the United Brethren in Christ was no longer an active congregation is not known.
Breslau is listed for the last time in the Financial Report of November 18, 1893. In June 1896 arrangements were made with the "Trustees of the Breslau Church ... to make arrangements to loan [the church] organ for use in the United Brethren Church at West Montrose ... ." In December of the next year, 1897, the Breslau Trustees were given permission to rent the church. Permission was granted later (January 12, 1901) to sell the church.3a

3aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. David B. Sherk
 
27287 Douglas Weston Sherk

Douglas Weston Sherk of Bute Street, Ayr passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday, September 1st. He was in his 62nd year. Born in Blenheim Township, he was a son of the late Melvin Sherk and Mary Elizabeth Brown. A love of planes led him to get his pilot's licence and as a young man he flew for companies in Canada's North-west. Later he came back to his home town of Ayr where he joined other family members in the operation of Sherk Sales and Service, a Chrysler and Case dealership and garage. When the garage closed in 1982, Doug joined the staff at Pinder Fleet, a Kitchener truck dealership. He was a 20 year director and past president of the Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club; a director of the Ayr Centennials Jr. hockey club; and member of Canadian Pork Barbecuing organizing committee. Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Mackie; a son Tom of Roseville; a daughter Laurel and her husband Jeff Bhagar of Toronto; brothers Raymond (Tyke), William and James, all of Ayr; sisters Mrs. William (Margaret) Makins of Bayfield, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Kostiuk of Baltimore, Md., and Esther Mitchell of Ayr. Predeceased by a twin brother David William. Rested at the Ayr Chapel of the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home where funeral service was conducted on Friday by Rev. James Young of Knox United Church, Ayr. Cremation. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 9 Sep 1992 pg 14 
Douglas Weston Sherk
 
27288 Eli Sherk, "was born October 20th, 1818. He was married to Mary Reesor. They resided at Caledonia, Michigan, where he died September 23rd, 1868. His family consisted of four children, namely Henry, Anna, Joseph and one whose name was not received, died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Eli Sherk
 
27289 Elizabeth Scherch, "is married to Abram Honsperger. They reside about four miles north-west of the town of Waterloo. They have a large family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Hunsberger. - Elizabeth Sherk was born Jan. 30, 1843; died June 20, 1924; aged 81 y. 5 m. 21 d. On April 1, 1862, she was united in holy matrimony with Abraham Hunsberger, who predeceased her 11 years. To this union were born 8 sons and four daughters, of whom 4 sons and 1 daughter predeceased her; leaving 4 sons, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held from her late home in Waterloo, Ont., to the Waterloo Mennonite Church, and burial in the cemetery several miles west of the town. The services were conducted by brethren E. C. Bowman, Jonas Snider, and Oscar Burkholder.1a

1aThe Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 15 - July 10, 1924 - page 319 
Elizabeth Sherk
 
27290 Elizabeth Sherk, "the eldest, was born May 15th, 1816. She is married to Henry Simmons, a farmer. They reside in South Easthope Township, Perth County, Ontario. To them were born seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Sherk
 
27291 Elizabeth Sherk, "was married to George Couzens, a farmer. They resided in Elma, Perth County, Ontario, where she died May 9th, 1863, leaving a family of two sons named Isaac and Charles."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Sherk
 
27292 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"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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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.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 35 - November 29, 1934 - pages 754,755 
Elizabeth Sherk
 
27293 Elizabeth Sherk, "was born January 1st, 1855. She is married to Daniel Hibner. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged in manufacturing furniture. Mr. Hibner has been mayor of Berlin for the years 1894 and 1895."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth "Bessie" Sherk
 
27294 BOWMAN, Betzy On Friday, June 24, 2011, at the K.W. Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Betzy Bowman (Sherk) in her 76th year, of RR1, St. Clements, was the wife of John M. Bowman; mother of Tobias and Elizabeth Bowman of Wallenstein, Rebecca and Anson Martin of Linwood, Allen Bowman (Louisa 2009), Israel and Melinda Bowman, Edna and Joseph Martin all of St. Clements and Annie and Isaiah Martin of Elmira. Also survived by three brothers and five sisters. She was the daughter of the late Emanuel and Maryann Sherk and was also predeceased by one daughter Betzy (1973). The interment will take place at Martin Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 26 Jun 2011 
Elizabeth "Betsy" Sherk
 
27295 Elmina H. Sherk, "was born May 3rd, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elmina H. Sherk
 
27296 MITCHELL, Esther Irene (nee Sherk)

Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, September 12, 2011, of Paris and formerly of Ayr, in her 68th year. Beloved wife to the late Allen (1993); loved mom to Scott (Lisa), the late Tim (2006) and Greg (Melanie); cherished grammie to Daniel, Carter, Bailey, Brook, and Darlene; dear sister to Margaret Makins (Bill), Jim Sherk (Gail), and Liz Kostuik (John) and sister- in-law to Phyllis and Joan Sherk. Also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Melvin and Mary Sherk, and brothers Ray "Tyke", Doug, Bill and David (infant). Friends may call at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home , 183 Northumberland Street, Ayr on Thursday, September 15, 2011, 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. for Memorial Visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Church, Ayr (beside Funeral Home) on Friday at 11:00 A.M. Interment Ayr Cemetery. Donations to Stedman Hospice or the Lisaard House would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP 519-632-8228

The Waterloo Region Record Sep 15 2011
 
Esther Irene Sherk
 
27297 Eva H. Sherk, "was born June 23rd, 1866. She is married to Daniel Wilhelm, an agent. They reside at New Hamburg, Ontario, and have a family of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Eva H. Sherk
 
27298 Dr. Frederick H. Sherk, "a native of Ontario, spent his boyhood in attending the public school. When pretty well up in his "teens" he passed the teachers' examination and spent several years in teaching in this county. In 1887 he entered the Toronto University and Medical College where he studied medicine. After having taken four full terms, he graduated and received his degree of M.D. and is now practicing at Sault St. Marie, Algoma, Ontario. He is married to May Cunningham."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Dr. Frederick Hershey Sherk
 
27299 Hannah Sherk, "is married to William Near, a farmer. They reside near Iowa City, Iowa."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Sherk
 
27300 Hannah Sherk, "was born August 27th, 1847. She is unmarried and resides in Toronto, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Sherk
 
27301 Hannah Sherk, "was born February 2nd, 1828. She was married to Joseph Rosenberger. They resided in Preston where he died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Sherk
 
27302 TAVES, Iva Ruth 1928 - 2011

Dr. Iva Taves, died peacefully, at Freeport Hospital, on Tuesday afternoon, March 29, 2011. She was predeceased by her first husband ,Harvey Taves, in 1965 (Mennonite Central Committee Director) and will be missed by her family; John W. Snyder (married November 16, 1991); John’s children, Jed (Michele Dickinson) of Cambridge, Patricia (Christopher Dustin) of Thompson CT, Julia (Hans Behrendt) of Berlin and granddaughter Abigail Dustin; Iva’s family, Mila, Mark, Jilienne, Caitie, Jacob and Jesse Reusser, Mary Taves, Ruth Fallding, Saul and Jimmy Sotomayor, Harold and Ruth Sherk, Arthur and Anne Sherk, Mildred Kreider and an extended Sherk family. She was predeceased by her parents, Mila (Senor) and J. Harold Sherk. Iva was the Laboratory Director and Pathologist, at the Kitchener Waterloo Hospital, for almost all of her 37 year career. She modeled and required the highest standards of professionalism. Iva was the first female President of the Ontario Association of Pathologists, 1972-1973. She served on Hospital Laboratory Accreditation Committees and was a meticulous diagnostician, and administrator. Friends and relatives are invited to share their memories of Iva with her family, on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo. The service to celebrate her life and faith will be held at Rockway Mennonite Church, 32 Weber Street West, Kitchener, on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Scott Brubaker-Zehr officiating. Immediately following the service, friends and relatives are invited to remain at Rockway Church, for lunch and a time of visiting. A family committal service, will be held Saturday morning, April 2, at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Waterloo Region Record 1 Apr 2011 
Dr. Iva Ruth Sherk
 
27303 Jacob Sherk, "was born August 18th, 1795. He was married to Hannah Bechtel (No. 753). They resided on the farm now in possession of Noah Betzner on the west side of the Grand River, near Breslau. Here he died of cholera, August 6th, 1834. His family consisted of eleven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Sherk
 
27304 Jacob Sherk, "was born December 5th, 1850. He is married to Eliza Ann Bagot. They reside in Vancouver, British Columbia.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Sherk
 
27305 Jeremiah Sherk, "resides in Wilmot Township and has his home at Ezra Cressman's. He is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jeremiah Sherk
 
27306 John Sherk, "is married and is a resident of South Dakota where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Sherk
 
27307 John H. Sherk, "twin brother to Daniel, was born May 9th, 1870. He is married to Ida Erb and resides on his father's place near Strasburg where he is engaged in farming. To them is born one child named Perlous."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Hallman Sherk
 
27308 J. Hubert Sherk

J. Hubert Sherk, 64, of 2993 King St., East, died suddenly, at his home, Wednesday, from a heart attack. Born in Port Elgin, he had farmed for many years at Centreville. He was a member of Bethany United Misionary Church and was senior deacon, class leader of the church for many years and Sunday school superintendent and teacher. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Sherk, he was predeceased by his first wife, the former Lydia Troxel, Feb. 10, 1946 and by his second wife, the former Mary Dodd. He is survived by his third wife, the former Florence Laing: four sons, Rev. J. Harold of Hyattsville, Md.; Eldon T., RR 1, Platteville: W. Floyd of New Dundee, Paul of Toronto; three daughters, Mrs. Eric (Olive) Bolton of Kitchener, Mrs. Victor (Grace) Rosenberger of Breslau, Mrs. Herbert (Isabel) Frey of Aylmer: two brothers, Abram of East Tawas, Mich., Floyd of Freemont, Ohio, one sister, Catharine Sherk of Grand Rapids, Mich.: 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ratz-Bechlel Funeral Home, until noon Saturday, when removal will be made to Bethany United Missionary Church, where a funeral service will be conducted by Rev. L. K. Sider, at 3 p.m. Interment will be in First Mennonite Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Apr 1962 pg 5 
John Hubert "Hubert" Sherk
 
27309 Burkholder, Laura Leah, daughter of Benjamin B. and Nancy Sherk, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 25, 1881; died in Zurich, Ont., June 3, 1954, while attending church conference; aged 72y. 7 m. 9 d. On Nov. 27, 1901, she was united in marriage with Phares Daniel Burkholder, who predeceased her in March, 1928. To this union were born A. Lorne; Harold L., who died in May, 1933; Harvey A. and Helen, who died at the age of 5 months. Florence, daughter of Bishop Norman B. Stauffer, was adopted in infancy. Thirteen grandchildren survive. She was a regular attendant and faithful member of the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, having served as teacher of both Sunday school and summer Bible school. Her life, devoted to God's service, was truly an inspiration to others. Funeral services at Wideman's Church on June 6, were conducted by Emerson McDowell.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 29 - July 20, 1954 page 693, 694 
Laura Leah Sherk
 
27310 Livia A. Sherk, "is married to George Aldred, a merchant. They reside at Parkdale, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lavina A. Sherk
 
27311 Levi Sherk, "was born November 23rd, 1820. He was married to Catharine Shupe. They resided at Parmalee, Berry County, Michigan, where he was engaged in farming. His death took place August 13th, 1886. Their family consisted of one son, named Aaron."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi Sherk
 
27312 Loretta May Sherk, "was born May 30th, 1873. She is married to Samuel Gehman, a farmer. They reside near Dumfries Station and have a family of one child, named Pearl."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Loretta May Sherk
 
27313 Lucy Ann Sherk, "was born February 13th, 1862. She is married to Henry Foreman, a dealer in boots and shoes. They reside in Berlin and have one child, named Alma."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lucy Ann Sherk
 
27314 Maria H. Sherk, "was born September 15th, 1867. She is married to James Haws. They reside several miles south of Haysville, Ontario. To them is born one child named Mable."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria H. Sherk
 
27315 Mary Sherk, "the youngest child of Daniel and Susannah (Herner) Sherk, is married to James Nicholson. They reside near Bluevale, Huron County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Sherk
 
27316 Mary Shirk, "was born February 4th, 1837. She was married to Rev. Jacob B. Gingerich. They resided on part of the old "Shirk Homestead" opposite the village of Doon where she died May 3rd, 1866. She was blessed with one son named David who died in infancy."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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December 8, 1836 - A daughter of Mr. Scherk of Waterloo died at 3 1/2 years of age. Her little sister and little brother died 4 days before her, all from scarlet fever.2a

2aCanada Museum and Allgemeine Zeitung, December 29, 1836 
Mary Sherk
 
27317 Mary E. Sherk, "followed teaching for a number of years but is now married to William H. Becker. They reside in Berlin where he is proprietor of the largest bookstore in town."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary E. Sherk
 
27318 Moses Sherk, "is married and resides in South Dakota where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses Sherk
 
27319 Moses Sherk, "was born March 31st, 1849. He was married to Caroline Huber. They reside in Michigan where he is farming. Their family is as follows:..., and another son whose name was not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rev Moses Sherk
 
27320 Nancy Sherk, "died, aged some thirty years. She was never married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Sherk
 
27321 Reuben Sherk, "was born February 4th, 1840. On March 8th, 1864, he was married to Leah B., daughter of John and Sallie (Bergey) Hallman. She was born October 13th, 1844. They reside about one mile south of Strasburg where he is engaged in farming. To them was born the following family"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Reuben H. Sherk
 
27322 Samuel Sherk, "was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, April 19th, 1792. On August 20th, 1815, he was married to Magdalena Break (No. 1169) who was born April 3rd, 1796, and died September 8th, 1862. After their marriage they settled on the east side of the Grand River about two miles south of Breslau. In 1866 Mr. Sherk left his old home and moved to near Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan, where he spent the evening of his life. During his whole life he was a true follower of His Master and a worthy member of the River Brethren Church, so that he may be classed with the good and remembered with the just. He departed his well spent life September 17th, 1874. His family consisted of ten children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Sherk
 
27323 Samuel Sherk, "was born May 7th, 1866. He is unmarried and is engaged with Breithaupt Leather Company in Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel B. Sherk
 
27324 Rev. Samuel Sherk, "was born November 3rd, 1822. He resides near Caledonia, Michigan, where he is the possessor of a beautiful farm. He is a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church, of which body he is a minister. He has proved to be one of the instruments through whom the Lord has done much good in proclaiming the precious gospel unto a dying world. Many have been brought from darkness into light through his labors in the Lord's vineyard. He is married to Sarah Schiedel and has a family of five children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Samuel S. Sherk
 
27325 Sarah Sherk, "was born August 11th, 1831. She is married to George Ball, a farmer. They reside in Missouri, U. S."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Sherk
 
27326 Sally Ann Sherk, "is married to Fletcher Couzens, a wage earner. They reside in Elma, Perth County, Ontario. To them are born three sons"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Ann Sherk
 
27327 Simon H. Sherk, "was born December 11th, 1871, and died (He was accidentally killed while picking apples. He was standing on a wagon to which was hitched a team. The team started and he lost his balance and fell either between the wagon and the tree or between the ladder lying lengthwise on the wagon. He was struck on the side and chest, causing instant death. When found he was lying across the tongue of the wagon. No one seems to know exactly how it happened.) October 18th, 1888."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Simon H. Sherk
 
27328 Thomas Sherk, "was born August 19th, 1859. He is married and resides in Chicago, Illinois, where he is engaged in the Chicago 'Tribune' Office. His family consists of three children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Thomas Sherk
 
27329 Vanella H. Sherk, "was born October 19th, 1888."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Comment: Eby has in two different places her name as Vanella and Subella. 
Vanella H. Sherk
 
27330 Veronica Sherk, "the eldest in the family, resides near Bluevale, Huron County, Ontario. She is not married and has her home with her sister, Mary."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Sherk
 
27331 Wendel Sherk, "was born May 17th, 1857. He was married to Mary Colter. They reside in Waterloo where he is engaged as an artist and photographer. He has one son, named Clarke."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wendel Buckely Sherk
 
27332 William Sherk, "was born March 7th, 1846. He was married to Mary Park and after her decease to Mary Gaukel. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as agent. To him and his first wife were born five children and with second wife there is one child"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William Sherk
 
27333 William H. Sherk, "was born October 27th, 1874. At present he is at Manitou, Manitoba, where he is engaged on a farm."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William H. Sherk
 
27334 MYRTLE BUCK 1903 - 2009 Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener, at the age of 105. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Buck. Dear mother of George Buck. Myrtle will be sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by son, William Buck; daughter, Lois Chesher; five brothers, and one sister. Myrtle was a longtime member of Benton Street Baptist Church and the Silver Cross. A private family service will be held. Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. Condolences for the family and donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Myrtle a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 27 Jan 2009 
Myrtle Sherman
 
27335 Funeral Notice. Died, In Greenfield, on Monday, Dec. 8th, 1884, at 7 o'clock, P.M., William Sherman, Aged 68 Years, 1 Month and 22 Days. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 10th, at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, Greenfield, to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Greenfield, Dec. 9th, 1884. [Recorder Print, Ayr.]1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
William Sherman
 
27336 HENRY W. SHERRIFFS, auditor Detroit City Gas Co. b. Winterbourne, Ont. 7 Mar 1881 son of Alexander and Elspeth (Burnett) Sherriff Youngest of 12 children 6 boys and 6 girls all living (6 have blue eyes and 6 have brown eyes). Educated in public schools Winterbourne, graduated high school, Berlin, Ont. 1902, m. Oct 25, 1904 Laura Engel of Waterloo, Ont. 1 dau Jean. Began active career as clerk. J.M. Scully, accountant, Waterloo 1903; timekeeper and clerk Diamond Manufacturing Co., Detroit 1905; went with Detroit Gas Co. 1908. Presbyterian, Residence 2244 2nd Ave.1a

1aThe Book of Detroiters, Albert Nelson Marquis 1914 
Henry Washington Sherriffs
 
27337 JOHN ALLEN (AL) SHERRY 1918 - 2006 Passed away peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the age of 87 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Sherry (2001). Loving father of Diane and son-in-law Rick McBay and father-in-law of Susan Sherry. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Erica and Tracy McBay and Leah and Christopher Sherry, and great-granddaughter Lily Sherry. Brother of Jean Ashmore, Petrolia. Also survived by his nieces and a nephew. Predeceased by his son Ron (2000), and brother-in-law Ralph Ashmore. Al will also be missed by his many friends at Emmanuel Village. In his early years Al was a motorcycle enthusiast and made frequent trips back to his home in Belleville. After serving in the Navy in the Second World War he became a longtime resident of Waterloo and was an avid HAM radio operator using the call letters VE3 ENK. In his later years Al became a resident of the Emmanuel Village and spent many an hour schooling his new friends in the finer points of billiards. His other favorite pastime was to settle in to the soft arm chairs in the main lounge for a quick nap in the sunshine. Friends are invited to share their memories of Al with his family during visitation at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Thursday, June 29, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. A reception will be held in the fireside room of the Funeral Home immediately following the service.A special thank you is extended to the staff at St. Mary's Hospital - 5th floor, for their care and compassion. In Al's memory, donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice and can be arranged by calling the funeral home. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445.1a

1aThe Record 28 Jun 2006 
John Allen Sherry
 
27338 Lived with Peter N. Tagga and family. Veronica Shery
 
27339 Mrs. Nicholas Ciuciura

PRESTON — Mrs. Nicholas Ciuciura, 72, of Beck Street, died Sunday. She had been in poor health for three years. Born in Austria, she came to the Preston area in 1913. She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Surviving are one son Peter of Waterloo; one daughter Mrs. Claude (Margaret) Brenner of Linwood, and nine grandchildren. Her husband predeceased here in 1957. The body will be at the Maurice J. O'Brien Funeral Home, Preston, until 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, when removal will be made to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church for Requiem mass at 10 a.m. Rev. L. Kussy, P.P., assisted by Rev. George Spolitakevich, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Clement's church cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Sep 1966 pg 21 
Mary Shewchuk
 
27340 Frederick along with Henry Shickey were boarders in 1852 living with David Bearinger in Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Ontario Frederick Shickey
 
27341 Henry along with Fredrick lived as boarders with David Bearinger in 1851 in Waterloo Township. Henry Shickey
 
27342 staying with Arthur & Jean Wright along with James Shiel Ann Shiel
 
27343 Sudden Death of Mr. Francis Shiel - We very much regret to announce the death of Mr. Francis Shiel, of North Dumfries, which took place at his brother-s residence at Brussels, on Thursday night last. The death was very sudden. From his friends we gather that he left his residence in North Dumfries, on Thursday morning, in the best seeming health and spirits, and arrived at his brother's residence, Mr. John W. Shiel, in Brussels about 7 o'clock in the evening. His brother was not at home when he got there, but the housekeeper made everything comfortable for him, and certainly saw nothing in his manner to indicate that he was not in the best of health. About 11 o'clock he retired to bed and nothing further was heard from him. In the morning, when the occupants of the house got breakfast ready, some surprise was expressed that nothing had been heard from Mr. Shiel, and after a time his door was knocked at and no reply being elicited, the door was opened, and on the bed being approached it was seen that Mr. Shiel was dead, apparently having been so for some time, although the body was still quite warm. Medical assistance was at once procured, but only to prove perfectly unavailing, death having taken place from it is supposed, heart disease. Telegraphs to his relatives in North Dumfries were immediately sent and on Saturday morning the body was brought by train to Galt, and removed to his late residence in North Dumfries. The funeral took place on Monday, and was one of the largest we have almost ever seen The death of this young man has cast quite a gloom over this section. Well and widely known, he was universally respected and held in high esteem. As a son, as a parent, his life was most exemplary, and his relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their terrible affliction.

Galt Reporter Feb 9 1877 pg 1 
Francis Shiel
 
27344 It is reported that Grace Shiel was the daughter of James Shiel and Margaret Common, this has not yet been proven. Grace Shiel
 
27345 Letter from the donor (July 20, 1974):

Dear Sirs,

I am writing this for Mrs. T.H. Wholton, and in answer to the Certificate of Gift forms you recent sent to her.

My mother's maternal grandfather was James Shiel, born 1912, in Roxboroughshire, Scotland. He came to Canada ca. 1820-30 and was deeded land on the 10th Concession of North Dumfries Township. Mr. James Shiel made the violin (item no. 3 on the list) from wood he found at Abbotsford, the estate of Sir Walter Scott, in Scotland. He later gave the violin to one of his sons, John, who was my mother's uncle, and he gave it to my mother. My mother gave the violin to Mr. Andrew Taylor to give to the museum

Mr. James Shiel married Margaret Miller (her family had also come from Scotland and we think they went to New Jersey first but are not sure of this. Margaret Miller had several siblings. One was Isobel who married Adam Ainslie. Another sister married Dickie of the Dickie Settlement, cf. old school out Blenheim Rd. from Galt at the road which leads to Blair. There is an old graveyard on this road with her tombstone. These Miller sisters were the daughters of a gentleman farmer of Hawick, Scotland.

Items 1 and 2 on your list were made by the sons of James Shiel we think. The wooden pig was used as a foot stool. Item no. 5, the spoon, belonged to Adam Ainslie. I believe it has the family crest on it. They had a whole set, most of which was stolen when their house at Leith (near Own Sound) Ont. was broken into.

The picture, Item no. 7, old school house on the site of the old stone school S.S. 19, (was) also the site of the North Dumfries Township office.

The watch, item no. 4, belonged to a brother of Margaret Miller. It was in the possession of my mother's Uncle Jack, one of the sons of James Shiel and Margaret Miller. The Shiels had several children: John, George, James, Walter, Robbert (and) Ellen, my mother's mother. We think there were others who died young. George, James and Robert went out west....

(signed) Pamela Walter/Pamela Wholton (Mrs. John A. Walter, for her mother Mrs. T. Hilliard Wholton.1a


1a\bDoon Heritage Crossroads 
James Shiel
 
27346 Was staying with Arthur and Jean Wright along with Ann Shiel James Shiel
 
27347 Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 John Shiel
 
27348 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Lorence Shiel
 
27349 Henry Shilling - Henry John (Harry) Shilling, 82, of 101 King St. West, died yesterday at K-W Hospital. Born Sept. 2, 1872, in Elmdon, England, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shilling. He came to Canada in 1910 and was employed at Snyder's Ltd., Waterloo. He was a member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Association. Surviving are three sons, Percy and William of Kitchener and Horace of Bridgeport; four daughters, Mrs. William Checkley of Guelph and Mrs. William Weller, Mrs. Leo Sawesky and Mrs. Raymond Forsythe, all of Toronto. There are 28 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Ellen Maria Williamson, and two sons, Joseph and Harry, predeceased him. The body is at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home where the funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 pm, Rev. Canon C.C.W. Mixer will officiate. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Henry John Shilling
 
27350 Percy Shilling, 67, of 97 Lorne Cres. Died today at St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in England, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Shilling, Mr. Shilling came to Kitchener in 1911 and until his retirement a year ago, had worked as a maintenance man at the Knollwood Armories. A member of Highland Road Baptist Church, he served four years during the First World War with the 118th Battalion and four years during the Second World War with the Veterans Guard. His wife, the former Edith Roberts, predeceased him, as did two brothers. Surviving are two sons, Percy and Howard of Kitchener; three daughters, Mrs. Maurille (Jean) St. Croix, Mrs. Douglas (Eva) Daly and Mrs. Walter (May) Davies, all of Kitchener; one brother, Horace of Kitchener; three sisters, Mrs. William (Nell) Chickley of Guelph, and Mrs. Leo (Ivy) Severski and Mrs. William (Edith) Weller, both of Toronto, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home after noon Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are pending. Percy Greenhill Shilling
 
27351 Ex-Fireman Dies While Fighting Fire

A fireman with the Kitchener fire department for many years, Thomas William Shilling, 62, of 115 Cameron St. N., died of a heart attack, Saturday, after rushing to fight a neighbor's fire. Mr. Shilling, who retired two years age with the rank of Captain, was working in his garden when he was called to assist a neighbor. "He was a good fireman right to the last," said Deputy Chief Bernard Finney of the Kitchener fire department. During his years with the fire department he had some close calls, like most of the firemen do from time to time. Mr. Shilling was born in London, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Shilling and came to Kitchener in 1912. Reserved overseas in the First World War with the 10th Battalion railway troops after enlisting at the age of 14. Since his retirement from the fire department, Mr. Shilling had worked as a security guard with Marsland Engineering Limited. He was a member of Holy Saviour Anglican Church, the Twin City Masonic Lodge, the Waterloo chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Canadian Legion. Surviving are his wife, the former Lena Degen; three sons, William W., of Kitchener and Robert and John E., of Waterloo, a daughter, Mrs. Jacob(Lillian) Heer of Breslau, two bothers, Percy and Horace of Kitchener and eightgrandchildren. The body is at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, where a service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, by Rev. Denton Massey. There will be a Masonic service at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. and an Order of the Eastern Star Service half an hour later. Burial will be in Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Sep 1964 pg 23 
Thomas William Shilling
 
27352 SHILLING, William W. "Bill" - Peacefully, passed away at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at the age of 85 years. Beloved husband for over 57 years to the late Pearl Shilling (2004). Loving father of Susan Pilkey (David) and Douglas Shilling. Cherished "Grandy" of Heather, Gwendolyn, Sandra, Melanie, Laura, Jason, Nicholas and Tiffany, as well as to seven great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother John Shilling (Audrey). Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Lena Shilling, his brother Robert Shilling and his sister Lillian Heer. Bill was a Past Master of the Twin City Masonic Lodge No. 509, a member of the Scottish Rite, Rose Croix and the Hamilton Shrine. He was a veteran of the Second World War with the Hastings and Prince Edward regiments and served overseas. Bill was a Postal Supervisor for over 35 years and was a faithful member of The Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo. Family will host visitation today (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West, Kitchener. Funeral Service will be held at The Church of the Holy Saviour, 33 Allen Street East, Waterloo on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 1 p.m. with The Venerable Peter J. Townshend officiating. Committal will be held at Memory Gardens, Breslau on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 11 a.m. Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or The Lung Association-Waterloo Region would be appreciated and can be arranged through the funeral home, (519) 745-9495.1a

1aThe Record 7 Dec 2006 
William W. Shilling
 
27353 Waterloo historian, Fred Shinn, 85, died

Fred Shinn of 230 Dawson St., died Oct. 5 at the K-W Hospital after a brief illness. He was taken there a few days earlier after he collapsed in Waterloo Square. He was 85. A native of St. Louis, Miss., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kelly Shinn. He was a year old when the family moved to New Hamburg, then to Toronto and later to Amherst N.S. In 1895 they came to Waterloo where he lived most of his life since. He escaped death twice in his early years. He was five years old when he became seriously ill with scarlet fever. The doctor said he wouldn't survive the night. Later another doctor, treating him for an ear infection, told him he couldn't survive his teens. With that dour prognosis went warnings against all sporting activities, if he were to gain even those few years. He opted instead to enjoy whatever time was left to him and played baseball, hockey and cricket. His first job was in his father's undertaking business. When this was sold in the late 1900s [date is a misprint; could be 1908], he returned to St. Louis where he spent three years in an art store. After two years in Toronto, where he worked for the Robert Simpson Co., he became clerk in Waterloo Post Office. Five years later he returned to Toronto to work for Dominion Express, now the Canadian Pacific Railways. In 1921 he joined the Prudential Insurance Co and continued with the firm until his retirement in 1950. Afterwards, he spent some time with the city assessment department. An avid bowler, he liked to bowl 10-pins daily. He was a well-known local historian and wrote a weekly column on this topic for The Chronicle for several years. His wife, the former Irma Koening, died in 1936. He is survived by two sons, Earl of Waterloo and Ronald of Ottawa, three daughters, Mrs. George (Paula) Taylor and Mrs. Nellis [sic] (Esther) Lishman, both of Kitchener, and Mrs. John (Cora) Eix of Waterloo, one brother, one sister, 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.1a

1aWaterloo Chronicle, Thursday, October 8, 1970 
Frederick August Shinn
 
27354 J. K. Shinn
Picture Framing


We can supply you with O Cedar Mops and oil, Also Bed Mattresses and Springs. Orders taken for flowers for all occasions.

Waterloo representative of the News Record. On sale each afternoon immediately after publication. Subscriptions received for mail or carrier delivery.

City Hotel Block. Waterloo, Phone 33W

Kitchener News Record, "Waterloo News Section," January 29, 1918 
Joseph Kelly Shinn
 
27355 J. K. Shinn Dies in his 80th Year
Waterloo Resident Had Been in Business There for 38 Years


A former Waterloo merchant and undertaker, J. K. Shinn, died at his home, 49 Menno street, Waterloo, today in his 80th year. Mr. Shinn had been engaged in business in Waterloo for 38 years when he retired four years ago. He had been in ill health for some time and was confined to his bed for the past four months. Suffering from the flu early this week, he contracted pneumonia, which caused his death. Of a kindly disposition, Mr. Shinn had made a host of friends in the community. He was particularly active in fraternal circles, but was interested and active also in various other affairs and organizations of the town.

Given Veterans' Jewel

He was in his 60th year of Odd Fellowship, being a member of Nith Lodge, No. 96, I.O.O.F., New Hamburg, where he formerly resided. He was active for many years in Germania Lodge, No. 154. I.O.O.F., Waterloo and was presented with a Veterans' Jewel by the local lodge some years ago. For some time he was secretary-treasurer of the Odd Fellows Relief Association, now amalgamated with the Empire Life Insurance Company. He was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters, being financial secretary of Waterloo Tent Hive of the Maccabees. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo and among other community organizations was a former member of the Waterloo Musical Society and secretary-treasurer of the Waterloo Rink Company. For some years too Mr. Shinn was an agent in Waterloo for The Record. Born in Woodbury, New Jersey, Mr. Shinn spent his boyhood in Philadelphia. He was married at St. Louis, Missouri, October 17, 1883. The late Mrs. Shinn was Augusta Beger who had resided in New Hamburg in her earlier years.

Came Here in 1895

Mr. and Mrs. Shinn came to Canada in 1887 and resided in New Hamburg, Toronto and Amherst, Nova Scotia, before coming to Waterloo about 1895. Mr. Shinn entered the undertaking and furniture business in Waterloo at that time, first in a store in the City Hotel block. He continued in business until four years ago when he retired. The last number of years in business he was in partnership with J. A. Walsh in the firm of Shinn and Walsh occupying the store on King Street south beside the C. N. R. tracks. His wife, two daughters and one son predeceased him and he is survived by three sons, Fred and Carl in Kitchener, Max of Toronto and one daughter, (Emma) Mrs. Fred Weppler, at home. Eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record, April 9, 1937

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Former Business Man Passes Away
J. K. Shinn, Waterloo Furniture Dealer and Undertaker, Dies in his 80th Year.


J. K. Shinn, who conducted a furniture and undertaking business in Waterloo for many years passed away at his home, 49 Menno St., on Friday, in his 80th year.

The funeral services were held from the Walsh Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. C. C. Roberts, pastor of the St. John's Lutheran church conducted the service. Interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery.
[most of this article is the same as the one in the Kitchener Daily Record]2a

2aWaterloo Chronicle, April 13, 1937

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Furniture Business Sold
Mr. John Letter Purchase Entire Stock of J. K. Shinn & Co. and Will Continue the Business


A deal has been consummated whereby Mr. John Letter, Waterloo's well known contractor becomes the owner of the furniture business of J. K. Shinn & Co, conducted by Mr. Shinn for the past twelve years. Mr. Letter has purchased the entire stock and will in addition to continuing the business of picture framing enter into the upholstering business and also do repairing in this line of trade. It is the intention of the new proprietor to build a three-storey addition to the present building extending as far back as Queen street [later named Regina]. The firm will be known as John Letter and Son and the business will be in charge of his son, Mr. Norman Letter and Mr. Geo. Gleiser. Mr. Letter proposes carrying on an up-to-date and thoroughly equipped establishment, which will compare very favorably with the best store in Western Ontario. The well known business ability and enterprise of Mr. Letter are a sufficient index that the new venture upon which he has embarked will be attended with success. Mr. Shinn will continue in the undertaking business.3a

3aBerlin Daily Telegraph, November 28, 1907 
Joseph Kelly Shinn
 
27356 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Professor Robert Shipley
 
27357 Anna Shirk, "the eldest, was born February 4th, 1868. She is married to William Kraft, a farmer They reside about two miles east of Breslau. To them are born four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shirk
 
27358 Barbara Shirk "was born October 31st, 1847. She is unmarried and at present resides in Chicago, Illinois, where she is engaged as an evangelist among the poor, thus doing a noble work for her Master."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shirk
 
27359 Barbara Shirk, "was born May 5th, 1889."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

____________________

Drudge, Barbara, daughter of Peter and Susanna (Martin) Shirk, was born at Bridgeport, Ont., May 5, 1889; died at Waterloo, Ont., July 3, 1973; aged 84 y. 1 m. 28 d. On Mar. 11, 1914, she was married to Benjamin Drudge, who preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1961. Surviving are 2 sons (Elvin and Raymond), 3 daughters (Ruth Golbeck, Mildred Schwartzentruber, and Gladys Indoe), 15 grandchildren, and one sister (Lydia Snyder). She was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 6, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in Erb Street Cemetery. 2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 30 - July 31, 1973 pages 597,598 
Barbara Shirk
 
27360 Casper Shirk, "brother to old John and Joseph, was born in 1766. He came to Canada with his brother Joseph and settled in Markham Township, York County, where he died many years ago."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Casper Shirk
 
27361 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"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shirk
 
27362 Catharine Shirk, "was born March 20th, 1875."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

____________________

Mrs. Catherine ShantzMrs. Catherine Shantz, 79, of Kitchener died at Elmira Private Hospital Monday. Born in Bridgeport, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk. She was a member of Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church and of the Missionary Society. Surviving are three sons, Mervin of Alma, Edward of Kitchener and Frank of Kitchener; three daughters. Mrs. Marshall (Erma) Bingeman, Mrs. Maxwell (Florence) Becker and Mrs. Ewan (Anna) Cameron, all of Kitchener; one brother, Noah Shirk of Bridgeport: four sisters, Mrs. Addison D. Snyder of Bloomingdale, Mrs. Addison S. Snider, Mrs. Ben Drudge and Mrs. Walter Shantz, all of Bridgeport. Her husband, Allan B. Shantz, predeceasedher in 1931. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, until Friday noon, when removal will be made to Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church for the funeral at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Wilfred Ulrich, assisted by Rev. U. K. Weber, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Jan 1954 pg 5 
Catharine Shirk
 
27363 Elizabeth Shirk, "was born December 3rd, 1799. She was married to Peter Wood. They resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where he is engaged in farming. According to report they are both dead. Their family consisted of two children, namely: Joseph and Samuel, who both reside in California."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shirk
 
27364 Elizabeth Shirk, "was born February 26th, 1823. She is married to William Buckler. They reside in Missouri."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shirk
 
27365 Emma Shirk, "was born January 21st, 1872."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

_________________
MRS. GIDEON

BADEN. July 21—Mrs. Gideon Bechtel passed away at her home early this morning after a brief illness. Mrs. Bechtel was born at Bridgeport 71 years ago, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk. She was member of the Wilmot Centre Evangelical Church. Surviving are her husband, Gideon Bechtel, three sons, Orton and Peter, Kitchener: Laroyd, Bridgeport; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Ashcroft, Owen Sound, Miss Edna Bechtel, R.N., Freeport, one brother, Noah Shirk, Bridgeport; seven sisters, Mrs. William Kraft, Bridgeport, Mrs. Catherine Shantz, Kitchener, Mrs. Addison S. Snider, Bridgeport, Mrs. Addison D. Snider, Bloomingdale, Mrs. Walter Shantz, Baden, Mrs. Benjamin Drudge, Bridgeport, Mrs. Magdalene Cressman, Kitchener. The remains are resting at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 9 a.m. Thursday, when removal will be made to the residence in Baden. Private service at the residence will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. J. B. Dengis, New Hamburg, will be in charge of public services to be held at 2.30 p.m. Friday at the Wilmot Centre Evangelical Church. Interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Kitchener Daily Record 21 Jul 1943 pg 15 
Emma Shirk
 
27366 George Shirk, "was born April 4th, 1870. He is married to Alvina Snyder. They reside in Bridgeport where he is engaged as a miller in his father's mills. To them is born one child, a daughter named Elma who was born October 6th, 1894."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George M. Shirk
 
27367 1851 - Hannah Shist is in same household as George Girling. Hannah Shirk
 
27368 Isaac Shirk, "the eldest, was born December 29th, 1827. He is unmarried and has his home with his brother, Benjamin, who resides near Breslau."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac B. Shirk
 
27369 Jacob Shirk, "was born July 2nd, 1833. When a young man he left for California. Nothing heard of him since."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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In the 1880 census for Alvarado, Alameda, California there is a Jacob Shirk born 1833 in Canada living a wife a wife Elizabeth and step children Charles and Harry Hamlin with an chinese servant. Is this him? 
Jacob Shirk
 
27370 James Shirk, "was born May 9th, 1819. He is married to Elizabeth Taylor. They reside near Chatham, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
James Shirk
 
27371 John Shirk, "was born November 23rd, 1796. He was first married to Mary Thornton and after her decease to Polly Adams, and resided on the farm now owned by Conrad Gremm (on the west side of the Grand River, near Breslau), near Noah Betzner's, thence moved to Blair, and from there to Blenheim Township where he died (His death was caused by falling into the gearing of a horsepower while thrashing) about the year 1843. His family consisted of several children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shirk
 
27372 John Shirk, "was born October 7th, 1821. He was married twice, first to Feddie Dearling and after her decease to Nancy Thornton. They resided in Missouri where he was accidentally killed while blasting stones."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shirk
 
27373 in 1880 did he live in Warren, Jo Daviess, Illinois employed as a undertaker? Joseph Shirk
 
27374 Joseph Shirk, "was born in May, 1809. He was married to Ann Thornton. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, where he follows farming. To them were born eight children:"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shirk
 
27375 Joseph Shirk, "was born May 25th, 1820. He was married to Jane Urth. They reside at Keokuk, Iowa."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shirk
 
27376 Laura May Shirk, "born August 14th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Laura May Shirk
 
27377 Leah Shirk, "was born November 28th, 1853, and died June 5th, 1883. She was unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

________________________


Sherk - On the 5th of June, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Lea Sherk, daughter of Preacher David Sherk deceased, aged 29 years, 6 months and 7 days. Services by E. E. W. in German and by J. W. in English.2a

2aHerald of Truth, July 1, 1883 
Leah Shirk
 
27378 Lehmon Shirk "(Nephew to Peter Shirk of Bridgeport, Ontario) son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Good) Shirk, was born in Canarvon Township, Lancaster County, December 20th, 1860. On November 8th, 1877, he came to Canada and made his home with Mr. Peter Shirk where he served his apprenticeship as a miller. After having served his apprenticeship he remained in the services of Mr. Shirk until November, 1890, when he received the appointment of head miller of the German Mills by the proprietors, William Snider & Co., in whose employment he has been up to the present. On June 10th, 1885, he was married to Magdalena, Daughter of Aaron and Mary (Snider) Kraft. To them are born two children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lehman Shirk
 
27379 Lydia Shirk, "was born April 9th, 1885."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

_____________________________


Snider, Lydia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk, was born at Bridgeport, Ont., Apr. 9, 1885; died at Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 20, 1981; aged 95 y. She was married to Addison Snider, who died in 1962. Surviving are one daughter (Gerta-Mrs. Albert Hunsberger), one son (Walton C.), 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Merle) and one daughter (Verna-Mrs. Milton Good). She was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan.22, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 8 - February 24, 1981 - page 166 
Lydia Shirk
 
27380 Lydia Shirk, "was born December 28th, 1817. She was married to Morgan Thompson. They resided at Evart, Michigan, where he died. She is living yet and enjoying the best of health. Their family consists of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Shirk
 
27381 Cressman.-Magdalena, daughter of the late Peter Shirk and Magadalena Martin was born at Bridgeport, Ont.; April 3, 1878; passed away at her home near Kitchener, Ont., after a brief illness, March 18, 1949; aged 70 y. 11 m. 15 d. On March 14, 1900, she was united in marriage to Isaiah H. Cressman at Bridgeport. He preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1942. Surviving are 7 daughters (Vera-Mrs. Simeon Weaver, Floradale, Ont.; Una, a missionary in Argentina; Cora, Kitchener, Ont.; Leona, Baden, Ont.; Olive.-Mrs. Alfred High, Vineland, Station, Ont.; Mabel, Toronto, Ont.; and Edith-Mrs. Lloyd Woolner, Kitchener), 6 sons (Leander, Pierrepont, Manor, N.Y.; Freeman and Clifford, Kitchener; Harold, Wellesley, Ont.; Elton, Alma, Ont.; and Clayton, of Kitchener), 5 sisters (Mrs. Catherine Shantz, Kitchener; Mrs. Addison D. Snyder, Bloomingdale, Ont.; Mrs. Benjamin Drudge, Lexington, Ont.; Mrs. Addison S. Snider, Bridgeport; Mrs. Walter Shantz, Pine Hill, Ont.), and one brother Noah Shirk, Bridgeport, Ont.). Two daughters (Mary and Pearl), 2 sisters (Mrs. William Kraft and Mrs. Gideon Bechtel), 2 brothers (George and Martin Shirk) predeceased her, as did also 2 infant sisters and one infant brother. She was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church, deeply spiritual, highly influential, and very desirous that her family should experience God's best for their lives. Her concern reached to the lives of others, even on foreign shores. Funeral services were conducted by C. F. Derstine, assisted by S. F. Coffman and Merle Shantz. Text: Pro. 31:10-31.
Transcriber's note: "Magadalena" as in the original.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 16 - April 19, 1949, page 381, 382 
Magdalena Shirk
 
27382 Magdalena Shirk, "was born in 1812. She is married to David Codling, a farmer. They reside in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shirk
 
27383 Maria Shirk, "was born June 10th, 1881."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Addison D. Snyder

BLOOMINGDALE, Mrs. Addison D. Snyder, 72, diedsuddenly, Wednesday, at her home. Born June 10, 1881, in Bridgeport, she was Maria Shirk, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk. She was a member of the Snyder Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale. On June 1, 1904, she was married to Mr. Snyder in Waterloo. Surviving are a son, John W. S., of Bloomingdale; one brother, Noah Shirk of Bridgeport; one step-brother, Norman Krampien of Waterloo; one step-sister, Mrs. Walter Snider of Bridgeport; three sisters, Mrs. Addison S. Snider and Mrs. Benjamin Drudge of Bridgeport and Mrs. Walter Shantz of Baden. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel funeral home, Kitchener, until Friday, at 10 a.m., whenremoval will be made to the residence. Removal will be made from the residence Saturday, at 2 p.m., for thefuneral at 2:30 p.m., at the Snyder Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. John W. Snyder, pastor of the church, will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Feb 1954 pg 5 
Maria Shirk
 
27384 Martin Shirk, "was born June 21st, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Martin Shirk
 
27385 Death Announcement - Canada Museum and Allgemeine Zeitung, December 29, 1836
December 8, 1836 - A daughter of Mr. Scherk of Waterloo died at 3 1/2 years of age. Her little sister and little brother died 4 days before her, all from scarlet fever. 
Mary Shirk
 
27386 Noah Shirk, "was born January 31st, 1884."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah Shirk
 
27387 Your Heritage Waterloo Region Peter Shirk
 
27388 Peter Shirk, "son of Christian and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Shirk, is a native of Canarvon Township, Lancaster County Pa., where he was born November 11th, 1839. When a young man he left his native state and went to Canada, arriving at Berlin, Ontario, May 1st, 1862. Here he had his home with his uncle the late Jacob Hoffman in whose services he was for nearly two months, piling lumber and assisting in the saw mill. From here he went to the town of Waterloo and engaged himself as miller with D. H. Moyer & Co. who were then the proprietors of the Union Mills. After E. and S. S. Snider became proprietors of the mills he continued his services with the new firm until December 1st, 1866, when he purchased the Blair Mills. Here Mr. Shirk did a well paying business until December, 1869, when he sold the mills and, entering into partnership with Mr. S. S. Snider of Waterloo, purchased in December of the same year (1869) the Lancaster Mills of Bridgeport where he has since been engaged very extensively in manufacturing patent and high grade flour. In 1887 Mr. Snider retired from the firm, thus leaving Mr. Shirk sole proprietor of the extensive business. In connection with the Lancaster Mills, Mr. Shirk is also proprietor of the Baden Mills which he purchased from Mr. James Livingstone in 1889. Mr Shirk commenced life as a farmer's boy and being possessed with but little of this world's substance, he, by energy and perseverance and being naturally gifted with first class business qualities, besides having a good character, gradually worked his way up from one position to another and is now rated as one of our well-to-do millers (See his rating in the Mercantile Agency for the Dominion of Canada by R. G. Dun & Co.) of the province. Of late years he has been identified with public life and has held prominent positions of honour and trust, thus proving for himself a record of which no one has any need of feeling ashamed. On June 5th, 1866, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of John and Anna (Weber) Martin. She was born March 2nd, 1845. They reside in Bridgeport, Ontario. To them were born the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shirk.--Peter Shirk was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 11, 1839; died in Bridgeport, Ont., on Oct. 1, 1919; aged 79 y. 10 m. 20 d. Bro. Shirk came to Canada in 1862 and entered the milling business. He was married twice, his first wife being Magdalene Martin who died 24 years ago and the second wife was Judith Krampien who survives. There are also left to mourn his departure ten children, 38 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Oct. 6 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. The services at the house were conducted by Bro. Noah Stauffer and at the Church by the brethren Jonas Snider, Urias Martin and Manasseh Hallman.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XII, No. 30 - October 23, 1919

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PETER SHIRK

It will be of interest to know a little of his ancestors. The first we have record of was Ulrich Shirk who came from Switzerland in 1832 to Pennsylvania with his six sons and two daughters. One son was named Peter who had a son named Joseph and Joseph had a son named Christian.

Peter Shirk was the son of Christian and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Shirk and was a native of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was born November 11th, 1839. He came from a poor family which made it necessary for him to go to work and help support the family when eleven years of age. He worked hard and had long hours, but he was eager to learn so studied a good deal at night. He learned the milling trade at Peter Rupe's flour mill near Churchtown, Pennsylvania.

When he was a young man he left his native state and came to Canada with his eldest sister Barbara, arriving at Berlin (Kitchener) on May 1st, 1861. He made his home with his uncle, the late Jacob Hoffman in whose services he was for nearly two months piling lumber and assisting in the saw mills. (Jacob Hoffman's saw mill was situated where Schreiter's Furniture Store now stands). From here he went to the village of Waterloo and engaged himself as miller with D. H. Moyer & Co., who were then the proprietors of the Union Mills. After E. and S. S. Snider became proprietors of the mills he continued with the new firm until December 1st, 1866, when he purchased the Blair Mills. Here he did a well paying business until December, 1869, when he sold the mills and entered into partnership with Samuel Snider in Bridgeport. In 1887 Peter Shirk bought Mr. Snider's interest in the company and continued the business under the name of Shirk & Snider until 1910 when the firm name was changed to Shirk & Snider Ltd., Peter Shirk as President and his eldest son Geo. M. as managing-director.

On August 17th, 1889, the Baden Mills were purchased from James Livingstone, the business having grown to such an extent that it was necessary to increase its capacity. The two mills, Bridgeport and Baden had a combined capacity of 250 barrels per day.

The Bridgeport flour mill of Shirk & Snider Ltd. is one of the old industries of Waterloo County, this mill having been built in 1830 and the dam, of about 25 acres, in 1829, by Jacob Shoemaker. Mr. Shoemaker operated the mill for 20 years when he sold to Elias Eby who had it for the following 20 years. Peter Shirk and S. S. Snider bought from Mr. Eby in 1870. The buildings were always kept in good repair and the machinery modern.

In addition to the mill Peter Shirk also owned and operated a cooperage, supplying the barrels for the Bridgeport, Baden, Waterloo and other mills. Most of the flour was sold and shipped in barrels in the earlier days. All the export flour had to be teamed to Dundas in the early days as that was the nearest shipping station. After 1856 the flour was teamed to Berlin (now Kitchener.) In 1903, through the influence and efforts of Peter Shirk a spur line was extended direct to the mill from the beet sugar factory of that time.

The company 's products always had an enviable reputation both locally and in the foreign markets. The special flour brands were "Buda" a blended flour for all purposes (this getting its name from the abbreviation of Budapest, Hungary, where the first roller mills were used) ; "Two Sisters" a special flour for pastry and cakes and "Evangeline" a pure Manitoba flour for bread.

Peter Shirk was in his youth possessed of but little of this world's substance, but by energy and perservance and being naturally gifted with first class business qualities besides having a good character, he gradually worked his way up from one position to another and to affluence. In his later years he was identified with public life and held prominent positions of honor and trust. He was on the board of trustees of the Kitchener and Waterloo Collegiate and Technical Institute about 30 years. During his term he was instrumental in having Manual Training and Household Science added to the curriculum. He was treasurer of Waterloo Township for 20 years when he resigned, being succeeded by his son, Geo. M., who held the position for 15 years. Allen Shirk has been Township Treasurer for the past 6 years, since the death of his father Geo. M. Shirk.

Peter Shirk was married on June 5th, 1866, to Magdalena (Weber) Martin. Mrs. Peter Shirk's grandfather was Abraham Weber who in company with Benj. Eby and wife, Samuel Eby and family, Joseph Schneider and family, and others, came to this section of Waterloo County on June 2nd, 1807. The Conestogo driven by Abraham Weber on his trip from Lan-caster County, Pennsylvania, in 1807, is now in the Waterloo Historical Society Museum.

Soon after Abraham Weber's arrival in Canada he married Elizabeth Cressman and they settled on the corner of King and Wilmot Streets where the Canadian Goodrich plant is now situated. It was at this place that Mrs. Peter Shirk's mother was born, on August 14th, 1811, being one of the first children born in Berlin (Kitchener).

To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk were born the following children: Peter, Anna, George, Emma, Elizabeth, Catherine, Martin, Magdalena, John, Maria, Noah, Veronica and Barbara. Mr. Shirk's first wife died on November 7th, 1895 and Peter Shirk died on October 1st, 1919, aged 79 years. He is survived by his second wife, 1 son and 7 daughters.

-Contributed by Mrs. F. Capling, Granddaughter of Peter Shirk.3a

3aTwenty-First Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1933 
Peter Shirk
 
27389 Shirk & Snider Proprietors Peter Shirk
 
27390 Polly Shirk, "was born in 1804. She was never married and had her home with her brother, David, where she died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Polly Shirk
 
27391 Susannah Shirk, "was Born in 1814. She was married to John Thornton, a farmer. They resided in Keokuk Iowa, where he died, leaving no issue. She is still living and is quite well."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shirk
 
27392 Vera Dell Shirk, "born January 22nd, 1892."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Vera Dell Shirk
 
27393 Veronica Shirk, "was born August 12th, 1839. She was married to Charles Tiedt. They resided in Strasburg where she died October 28th, 1875, leaving no issue."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fannie" Shirk
 
27394 Fulcher, June G. - On Thursday, Feb. 24, 1994, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, Kitchener, June Fulcher, age 72 years. Loving mother of Gerry and his wife Sandy and Jim and his wife Carol, all of Evansville and Peggy and her husband Al Scott of Sebringville, Ont. Good friend of Orrie Christman of Waterloo. Dear sister of Kenny Shiry and his wife Marie and sister-in-law of Mabel Shiry, all of Kitchener. June will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Pam, Penny, Geraldine, Rob, Don, Mike and Gerry and her four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Lawrence (Spot) Fulcher in 1971. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Complete funeral and committal service form the funeral home chapel Saturday at 1 pm, with Rev. John Kurtz officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
June G. Shiry
 
27395 Name: Mary Ann Schereich Date of Birth: 9 May 1872 Gender: Female Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: John Schereich Mother's name: Agnes Berge Mary Ann Shiry
 
27396 Menno Scheirich, "was born April 5th, 1865. He is a farmer and resides home with his father and manages the farm. He is married to Melvina Gehl and has a family of two children, namely: Harvey (dead) and Ida."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Menno Shiry
 
27397 Noah Scheirich, "was born January 24th, 1857. He was married to Lizzie Snyder who died March 10th, 1887, leaving two children,"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Noah Shiry
 
27398 1851 - Titus Shlachter is staying with Peter G. Martin. Titus Shlachter
 
27399 Aaron Shoemaker, "the only son, was born May 31st, 1871. He is married to Barbara Shoemaker. They reside on the old "Benjamin E. Eby Farm" in S.S. No. 6, where he is engaged in farming. This farm adjoins that of his father's place."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Aaron S. Shoemaker
 
27400 Abraham Shoemaker, "born December 22nd, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Shoemaker
 
27401 Abraham Shoemaker, "was born August 1st, 1848. He has his home with his brother, David M., who has to provide and care for him."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Shoemaker
 
27402 Abraham D. Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 16th, 1809. In May, 1829, he came to Canada with his grandfather, Jacob Shoemaker, George Bechtel and family, and his brother John's widow, old "Maricha," and her three youngest children, Magdalena, Veronica, and David. On April 15th, 1834, he was married to Mary Miller who was born November 20th, 1814, and died September 11th, 1874. He died January 13th, 1888. Some time after their marriage he moved on the farm now occupied by his son, David M., where he constructed a dam and erected sawmills. An extensive business in lumber was carried on at these mills for a number of years. Recently the Berlin Water Works Company purchased the water privilege together with several acres of land. This caused the removal of the sawmills. Here he had a family of nine children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham D. Shoemaker
 
27403 Abraham Shoemaker, "was born January 24th, 1834. He was a blacksmith by trade and was married to Nancy Kittel. About twenty years ago he moved to Alborough, Elgin County, Ontario, where he died July 5th, 1881. They had a family of twelve children... two whose names were not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham F. Shoemaker
 
27404 Albert Shoemaker, "twin brother to Menno, is married to a Miss Bowman and resides near Brown City, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Albert Shoemaker
 
27405 Albert Shoemaker, "was born September 30th, 1836, and is married to Milvina Maulsby."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Albert Shoemaker
 
27406 Alexander Shoemaker, "was born February 21st, 1836. On October 13th, 1861, he was married to Susannah Weber. Soon after his marriage they moved home on his father's farm where he has been a successful farmer ever since. He has held the office of school trustee and councillor for several years"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Alexander Shoemaker
 
27407 Alfred Shoemaker, "died aged 2 years."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Alfred Shoemaker
 
27408 Alice A. Shoemaker, "was born March 5th, 1874."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Alice A. Shoemaker
 
27409 Allan Shoemaker, "was born September 26th, 1866. On July 16th, 1886, he was married to Catherine Oberholtzer who died in Berlin, April 6th, 1890. They had a family of two children. On January 3rd, 1894, he was again married to Mary Simpson. They reside at home on his father's farm which he manages."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Allen Shoemaker
 
27410 Allen Shoemaker, "born Oct. 7, 1871."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Allen Shoemaker
 
27411 Amos Shoemaker, "is married to to Annie Heibein and resides at home with his father where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Amos Shoemaker
 
27412 Angeline Shoemaker, "born March 31st, 1873."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Angeline Shoemaker
 
27413 Angeline Shoemaker, "is married to Enoch Shantz and resides in Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Angeline Shoemaker
 
27414 Anna Shoemaker, "was born February 6th, 1836. She is unmarried and is at home kindly attending to her aged parent."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shoemaker
 
27415 Last Monday evening the sad news was received here that the wife of Mr. Andrew Gies had died at Hamilton, Ohio, and that the corpse was on its way to Conestoga for interment. The deceased lady was the daughter of Mrs. Schumacher, of Conestoga....The funeral took place at Conestoga the following day. The bereaved husband is a son of Mr. Gies, of Woolwich township.

Signet 16 Mar 893 pg 8 c. 3 
Anna Shoemaker
 
27416 Austin Shoemaker, "born Feb. 18, 1880."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Austin Shoemaker
 
27417 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27418 Barbara Shoemaker, "the eldest daughter of John Shoemaker, was born March 21st, 1805. She never came to Canada but lived all her days in Montgomery County. She was married to John Roat who was born July 14th, 1799, and died October 31st, 1869. They had a large family. After her husband's death she had her home with her daughter, Mary, who resided in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where she died November 12th, 1877."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27419 Barbara Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo, March 8th, 1824. She was married to the late Henry Huber, July 8th, 1841, and has a family of six children, all of whom are married save Edwin who is still with his mother who resides on Queen Street, next to St. Andrews Church, Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27420 Barbara Shoemaker, "was born July 8th, 1850. She is not married and is with her brother, Benjamin, since the death of his wife."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27421 Barbara Shoemaker, "was born November 23rd, 1873. She is married to Aaron Shoemaker. They reside on the old "Benjamin E. Eby Farm" two miles eat of Berlin. They have one son."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27422 Barnabas G. Shoemaker, "was born June 29th, 1846. He was married to Ernestina Aumann, in 1870, and resides in Reid City, Michigan. They have a numerous family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barnabas Garret Shoemaker
 
27423 Benjamin Shoemaker, "was born January 21st, 1838. On February 23rd, 1864, he was married to Polly Shantz who was born January 16th, 1840, and died June 5th, 1890. Soon after their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead where he still resides. Here they raised a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Shoemaker
 
27424 Benjamin S. Shoemaker, "was born December 4th, 1857. On November 2nd, 1879, he was married to Lydia Brocks. He resides on a farm in Pilkington Township, Wellington County, adjoining Woolwich Township. Their family consists of seven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin S. Shoemaker
 
27425 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

Description: Black and white, full-length, studio portrait of Bertha (nee Shoemaker) and Oliver Mitchell.

Notes: Photograph is a copy of original.

Inscriptions:
On original photograph: Mother Boehmer's sister 
Bertha Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27426 Catharine Shoemaker, "is married to G. Suck. They reside near Winterbourne, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27427 Catharine Shoemaker, "was born December 10th, 1871. She is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27428 Catharine Shoemaker, "was born December 15th, 1828. She was married to Jacob Gole."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27429 Catharine Shoemaker, "was born May 11th, 1747, and was married to Conrad Eshback. No information could be had of this family. They resided for a time in Montgomery County, thence moved to Philadelphia. She died November 13th, 1801."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27430 Catharine Shoemaker, "was born September 9th, 1866, and died of typhoid fever in Toronto, Ontario, October 10th, 1890. She was married to John H. Shantz and left one daughter, named Lorah."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27431 Catharine M. Shoemaker, "was born August 29th, 1868."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine M. Shoemaker
 
27432 Catherine Shoemaker, "the youngest of George Shoemaker's daughters, was born February 12th, 1815, and came to Canada with her parents in 1829. On September 22nd, 1833, she was married to Richard Haste who was born September 15th, 1809, and died September 12th, 1876. They had a family of twelve children... All of this family reside in the West, Indiana and Illinois."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Shoemaker
 
27433 Charles P. Shoemaker, "was born May 5th, 1855. On January 7th, 1877, he was married to Anna Benson. He is a fresco painter and paper hanger by trade. He resides at Three Rivers, Michigan, and has a small family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Charles P. Shoemaker
 
27434 Christian M. Shoemaker, "was born October 28th, 1838, and is married to Mary Fortney. They reside at Corinth, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Christian M. Shoemaker
 
27435 Lived with Michael Zimmer. Christian M. Shoemaker
 
27436 SHOEMAKER, Clarence

Of 1179 Hamilton St., Cambridge, on Thursday, May 12, 1988, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Ruby Wallis and dear father of Donald and his wife Donna of Kitchener. Also survived by two grandchildren, Douglas and his wife Nicole and Steven; two great-grandchildren and five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Coughlin, Mrs. Alberta Johnson, Mrs. Molly Shumacher, Clara (Mrs. James McDonald) and Mrs. Marie Walter, all of Cambridge. Mr. Shoemaker was born in Formosa, Ont. and was a resident of Cambridge for 75 years, retired from Savage Shoes Limited. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday), 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Clement's Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 7 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 May 1988 pg B15 
Clarence Alfred Shoemaker
 
27437 Daniel Shoemaker, "was born June 15th, 1811. In 1829 he came to Canada with his parents. On March 22nd, 1836, he was married to Nancy Miller who was born March 11th, 1816, and died May 20th, 1846. They resided in different places of the county. A few years ago he went to Filion, Michigan, with one of his children where he died August 23rd, 1892. Their family consisted of five children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Daniel D. Shoemaker
 
27438 Lived with George D. Shoemaker and his wife Nancy Shuh. Daniel D. Shoemaker
 
27439 David C. Shoemaker, "was born January 13th, 1845. He resides in Toronto, Ontario, and is a conductor on the Grand Trunk Railway. He has a wife, name not received, and several children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David Cameron Shoemaker
 
27440 David M. Shoemaker, "was born September 28th, 1839. On August 7th, 1860, he was married to Jane Ann Hamacher. They reside on his father's old homestead. He has held the office of councilor for a number of years both in the township of Waterloo and also in the town of Berlin. They have a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shoemaker, David M., proprietor saw and grist mill. Has been Reeve of Berlin since January, 1877. Mr. Shoemaker was born in the township in 1839.2a

2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
David Miller Shoemaker
 
27441 House built by David Shoemaker in 1860 in the late Classic Revival Style with three bay windows on each side. Built of white brick. Later owned by Dr. H. G. Lackner and was used as office and residence. Demolished by the Economical Insurance Company. David Miller Shoemaker
 
27442 Years Served: 1877, 1878-79 David Miller Shoemaker
 
27443 David Shoemaker, "the youngest child of John Shoemaker, was born January 7th, 1820, and came to Canada with his mother in 1829. His younger days were spent clerking in a store. He carried on business in Bridgeport for some time, thence he moved to Berlin from which place he moved to Three Rivers, Michigan, where he died January 6th, 1891. He was married twice, first to Margaret W. Knickerbocker, August 1st, 1841. She was born October 9th, 1819, and died at Bridgeport, March 18th, 1860. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Elizabeth Louisa Knickerbocker at Schoolcraft, Michigan May 15th, 1864. She was born in Niagara County, New York, December 28th, 1833. After their marriage they moved to Three Rivers, Michigan where he died. The widow is still residing there with her daughters. With first wife there were eleven children and with second wife four"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David Shantz Shoemaker
 
27444 Dilman Shoemaker, "died when about 14 years of age."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Dilman Shoemaker
 
27445 SHOEMAKER, Donald Francis

Of Point Clark and formerly of Kitchener, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Saturday, May 27, 2006, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of DoneIda (Donna (nee Fleming). Dear father of Douglas of Kitchener and Steven (Betty) of Brampton. Grandfather of Ryan and Tasha and great-grandfather of Joseph. Don was retired from Bell Canada after 43 years of service. A memorial service will be held at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West. Kitchener, ON N20 1C7, (519) 745.9495, on Tuesday, June 6, at 2:30 p.m. Interment, Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 29 May 2006 pg B7 
Donald Francis Shoemaker
 
27446 Edith Shoemaker, "twin to Irwin, born March 20th, 1882."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Edith Shoemaker
 
27447 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27448 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "second daughter of George Shoemaker, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 5th, 1805, and died August 5th, 1846. She was married to Jacob Schatz who was born January 11th, 1798, and died March 7th, 1872. They resided in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where they had a family of eleven children. John and George, two of their sons, lived in Canada for some time but returned to their native state many years ago. Michael, another son, came here some thirty years ago and at present resides at Wallaceville, Perth County, Ontario. He is a shoemaker by trade but at present he is engaged in farming. They have a small family of grown children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27449 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo, November 8th, 1829. She has been engaged as a teacher in our public schools for a number of years. At present she resides on Queen Street, Berlin, where she possesses some valuable property."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27450 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born January 15th, 1838. On January 19th, 1873, she was married to August Wülkie who was born July 28th, 1848. They reside in Bloomingdale, Ontario, and have a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27451 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born November 11th, 1836, and is married to William Tilt. They reside at Filion, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27452 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born October 12th, 1828, and died April 4th, 1854. She was married to John Schiedel February 27th, 1853, and had one child named Mary Ann who was born March 13th, 1854, and died at her grandfather Shoemaker's place, August 5th, 1860."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27453 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born September 12th, 1751, and was married to Daniel Springer. They had a family but could not ascertain where they resided. She died September 26th, 1823."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27454 Lizzie Shoemaker, "born Jan. 15, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27455 Ellen Shoemaker, "born August 5, 1862."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ellen Shoemaker
 
27456 Ellen Shoemaker, "was born July 3rd, 1869. She resides with her mother and is engaged as book-keeper by Hymmen and Russell, Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ellen Shoemaker
 
27457 MUSSELMAN, Elma Laura (neé Shoemaker) Peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2011 at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Elma, in her 91st year, was of Elmira and formerly of RR 2, Ariss. Loving wife of the late Ervin G. Musselman (2005). Devoted mother of Murray and Sally Musselman of Gowanstown and their children Margaret and Steve Raycraft, Connie and Randy Mayburry, Janet and Henry Verner, Becki and Jamie Bell; Ruth Ann and George Bauman of Hanover and their son Stacey and Ronna Bauman; Robert and Debbie Musselman of Elmira and their children Laura Musselman, Caroline and Dave Shaw, Ashton Musselman; Kenneth and Elizabeth Musselman of Elora and their children Dorlisa Loney, Matthew and Charlotte Musselman, Andrew and Courtney Musselman, Mary Lee Musselman, Katrina Musselman; Douglas and Pauline Musselman of Kitchener and their children Eric and Maria Musselman, Ingrid and Tim Musselman Bell, Heidi Musselman, Peter and Heather Musselman; Morris and Gail Musselman of Ariss and their children Chad Musselman, Sean Musselman, Lori Mussleman; Marlene and Phares Martin of Elora and their children Lindsay Martin, Joshua Martin; and Richard and Barb Musselman of Elora and their children Renae and Robert Van Zyle, Danielle and Brad Walker. Fondly remembered by her 20 great-grand- children. Dear sister of Wilfred and Ella Shoemaker of Elmira, Herb and Wilma Shoemaker of Fergus, Milt and Naomi Shoemaker of Elmira, sister-in-law of Lorne and Esther Musselman of Kitchener, and Arnold Meyers of Waterloo. She was predeceased by her parents Wesley and Edith (Hasenpflug) Shoemaker and a grandson-in-law Rob Loney. Elma enjoyed reading to her friends at Chateau Gardens and she loved gardening, knitting and crocheting. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Bethel Mennonite Church, RR1 Elora from 1 - 2 p.m. A family interment service will then take place in the adjoining cemetery followed by a memorial service in the church at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Linda Brnjas officiating. In her memory, donations to Chateau Gardens Auxiliary or MCC would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 21 May 2011 
Elma Laura Shoemaker
 
27458 Emma N. Shoemaker, "was born May 23rd, 1857. On April 29th, 1877, she was married to Jerome Rauck. They reside in Three Rivers, Michigan, and have a family of several children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Emma N. Shoemaker
 
27459 Ephraim Shoemaker, "was born April 7th, 1869. On November 29th, 1892, he was married to Veronica Wideman. They reside in Pilkington Township, Wellington County."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ephraim S. Shoemaker
 
27460 SHOEMAKER, Miss Erma -- On Sunday, May 17, 1981, at K-W Hospital. Erma Shoemaker, aged 83 years, of Sunnyside Home, formerly of Bingeman Street, Kitchener. She was a lifelong resident of Kitchener; her father, the late Josiah Shoemaker and her mother, the late Martha Kensinger. A member of Bethany Missionary Church, the WCTU and OMS Inernational and the Leprosy Mission. Lovingly remembered by her cousins and friends. The funeral service was held today at 2 p.m. in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel. Rev. C. E. Hunking conducted the service. Interment in First Mennonite cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shown by donations to Bethany Missionary Church or OMS International.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 18 May 1981 
Erma Shoemaker
 
27461 Esther Shoemaker, "was born April 17th, 1836. She is married to George Sneller and resides in Manheim, Waterloo County, Ontario. She has a family of five children"1a

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Esther Shoemaker
 
27462 George Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 6th, 1778. On March 19th, 1799, he was married to Mary Detweiler who was born May 10th, 1775, and died September 22nd, 1850. After he was married he moved in the house situated on the west side of the Swamp Creek, towards the old school house, while his father's residence and the mill were on the east side. Here he was engaged in the woollen mills, carding, fulling and dying wool and yarns. He was a woollen manufacturer by trade. Here he resided until 1804, thence he moved to Pottstown, on old Isaac Shantz's farm, from there he, with his small family, in 1806 moved to a place where he remained for one year, thence he moved to Skippack where he remained five years. In 1812 he moved to Benjamin Reiff in Lower Salford Township, and after-wards to John Reiff where they resided until spring, 1825, when he with his wife and three sons and a daughter, namely: Jacob and wife, Daniel, Joshua, and Catharine, moved to Canada. They resided for a short time after their arrival here in this county, on old Christian Schneider's farm one mile south of Breslau. In fall of the same year they moved on the farm (lot No. 119, G.C.T.) now possessed by his son, George D. Shoemaker. Here they resided until their death. He died November 24th, 1864. They had a family of ten children"1a

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George Shoemaker
 
27463 George Shoemaker, "was born October 1st, 1743. He was married to Barbara Landis and had a family of four children. They resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he died October 5th, 1821."1a

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George Shoemaker
 
27464 Lived with son Jacob D. George Shoemaker
 
27465 George D. Shoemaker, "was born February 11th, 1834. On March 15th, 1857, he was married to Magdalena Snyder. They reside in Woolwich Township, along the Pilkington line, where they possess a large farm. Here they raised a family of eight children"1a

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WOOLWICH PIONEER DEAD

After a protracted illness there passed away early this morning another of the pioneers of Woolwich township in the person of George Shoemaker. Deceased suffered a paralytic stroke five years ago, which undermined his previously robust health and from which he never fully recovered. About a year ago his condition became worse and he gradually lost strength until the end came.

The subject of this sketch was born on a farm near Berlin in 1834. In 1857 he was married to Magdalena Snyder. They moved to the northeastern part of Woolwich a couple of years later and resided there continuously until the present time. Deceased is survived by his sorrowing widow, eight children, 32 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and three sisters.

The children are: - Benjamin, Elmira; Jacob, Pilkington; Joseph, on the old homestead; Jane (Mrs. Jacob O. Dreisinger), east of Elmira; Noah, north of Floradale, Ephraim, Pilkington; Katie (Mrs. Elias M. Brubacher), near St. Jacobs; Rachel (Mrs. Noah Lichty), near Floradale.

The funeral will take place on Saturday forenoon, 9:30 o'clock, to the Mennonite cemetery north of Floradale.2a

2aElmira Advertiser 6 Oct 1910 
George D. Shoemaker
 
27466 George Shoemaker, "the third son of George Shoemaker, was born on the homestead of his grandfather, Jacob Shoemaker, in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 5th, 1803. From 1822 to 1824 he served his apprenticeship as weaver with one William Gratz who resided in Upper Salford Township. After having served his apprenticeship he made his home with Jacob Clemens. In 1825 he, in company with Jacob Clemens and family, Abraham Clemens and family, and others, came to Canada. During the first summer of his sojourn here he followed his trade, weaving. He had his shop at Deacon Abraham Clemens' place a little north of Preston. In the fall of the same year he engaged himself to Jacob Clemens who had selected as his home the farm situated on the west side of the Grand River, opposite Breslau, now occupied by Joseph Cressman. Here he was one year. The next five years he spent in "chopping and logging" (clearing land) for various parties within this township. In 1828 he purchased his farm, being part of lot No. 119, German Company's Tract, from old Samuel Bricker (formerly owned by old Hannes Eby), at the following rates, one hundred acres at $3 per acre and thirty-one acres at at $2 per acre. On June 8th, 1830, he was married to Anna Shuh who was born December 31st, 1808, and died August 20th, 1895. Soon after their marriage they moved on their farm where he still resides. He is now past 94 years of age. His family consisted of ten children"1a

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Shoemaker - On the 8th of December 1897 at his home near Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. George Shoemaker, aged 94 years, 2 months and 3 days. Bro. Shoemaker was the third son of George Shoemaker, and was born on the homestead of his grandfather Jacob Shoemaker in Frederic Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 5, 1803. In his youth he worked at the loom for William Kratz of Upper Salford Twp. In 1825, in company with Jacob and Abraham Clemens and their families and others he emigrated to Canada, and for a while worked at his trade, that of weaver. Later he made his home with Jacob Clemens on the west side of the Grand River near Breslau. He afterward bought a farm two miles east of Berlin, on which he spent the remainder of his long life. On the 8th of June 1830 he was married to Anna Shuh, who died Aug. 20th 1895. He united with the Mennonite church in his youth, and was a faithful member. To them were born ten children, several of whom preceded their father. A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren remain to mourn the loss of a kind grandparent. The remains were laid to rest in the C. Eby graveyard, Berlin, on the 11th of December, followed by an immense concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral services by E. S. Hallman in English from 1 Pet. 1:3,4, and by Noah Stauffer in German from Prov. 12:28.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, January 1, 1898 - page 13, 14 
George D. Shoemaker
 
27467 George F. Shoemaker, "was born November 11th, 1835. He is married to Ellen Getz, July 17th, 1859. She was born September 19th, 1841. They reside on the old homestead of his father and have a family of eleven children"1a

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George F. Shoemaker
 
27468 George W. Shoemaker, "was born July 6th, 1876. He is a photographer by trade and at present he is engaged with Mr. C. Schneuker, the artist, Berlin, where he is receiving his final instructions in his calling as artist. He resides with his mother."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George W. Shoemaker
 
27469 Gertrude Shoemaker, "was born August 12th, 1745. She was married to Christian Schmidt and died February 7th, 1817. No information in regard to family, nor where they resided."1a

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Gertrude Shoemaker
 
27470 Gilbert Joseph Shoemaker, "was born November 8th, 1849. He is married to Clara Ford."1a

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Gilbert Joseph Shoemaker
 
27471 Litzgus, Gladys (Shoemaker) - Peacefully, passed away, in her sleep, at home, in her 85th year, on Feb. 18, 2001. Survived by her sons, Wayne and wife Doris and Larry and wife Jane; sister of Yale, June, Ronald and Gerrard; loving grandmother of six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Cremation has taken place. Mass to be held in Memory of Gladys at a later date at St. Anthony Daniel RC Church. Donations to the Heart and stroke Foundation of Ontario or charity of choice and can be made by contacting Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, 745-9495.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Gladys Shoemaker
 
27472 THOMPSON, Gladys May

Of Cambridge, on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 90th year. Beloved mother of Shirley Thompson of Woodstock, William Thompson and his wife Bereathe of Cambridge, Irene Thompson of Kitchener and Darlene Jones and her husband William of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Survived by one sister Pearl Wirsehing of Cambridge and step-granddaughter Pauline Bittenden. Predeceased by her parents, Simon and Myrtle (Lamky) Shoemaker; five brothers, Robert, Leo, Howard, Frederick, Clifford and one sister Mildred Laur. Mrs. Thompson was born in Preston and had been a lifelong or the area. She was a member of St Clement's R.C. Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Saturday, October 22, 2005, at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 21 Oct 2005 
Gladys May Shoemaker
 
27473 Grace W. Shoemaker, "was born September 9th, 1872."1a

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Grace W. Shoemaker
 
27474 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Hannah Shoemaker
 
27475 Hannah Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, Ontario, February 24th, 1838. She was married to the late Casper Hett and has a family of three children, one son who resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and two daughters who are with their mother who resides on Queen Street, Berlin, Ontario."1a

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Hannah Shoemaker
 
27476 Lived with William and Susannah Schuler and her brother Jacob Shoemaker Hannah Shoemaker
 
27477 Harriet Shoemaker, "resides with Mr. Noah Bowman of Conestogo, Ontario. She is not married."1a

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Harriet Shoemaker
 
27478 HAZEL DORIS VOISIN 1914 - 2006 Passed away, peacefully, at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre, on August 12, 2006, at the age of 92 years. Loving mother of Karen Voisin, Joyce Chambers, Joan Gutenkunst and Marlene Recktor. Proud grandmother of Kimberley, Corey, Tracey, Murray, Tanya, Heather, Paul, Melissa, Andrew, Lori, Linda, and Scott, as well as 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Raphael; an infant son, Murray and a grandchild, Stephen.Friends are invited to share their memories of Hazel with her family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. where Parish Prayer will be said at 8:45 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Hazel's life will be held at Saint Clement RC Church on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Saint Clement RC Cemetery, St. Clements.Condolences for the family and donations to the K-W Humane Society can be arranged through the funeral home - 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Hazel, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 13 Aug 2006 
Hazel Doris Shoemaker
 
27479 Shoemaker, Helen Margaret - Suddenly and after a lengthy illness, on Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Sunnyside Home, Helen Shoemaker, of Kitchener. Helen was predeceased by her brother, Norman on Saturday. She will be sadly missed by her brothers, Yale, Ronald and Gerard and his wife Marina and by her sisters, Gladys Litzgus and June Nolan and her husband John, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Tuesday, January 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where parish prayers will be held at 8:30 pm. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:15 am, followed by a joint funeral mass with her brother at St. Anthony Daniel RC Church, 29 Midland Drive at 10 am. At Helen's request cremation will follow. A reception will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre, following the interment of her brother in Woodland Cemetery. Helen's remains will be interred in Woodland Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Helen Margaret Shoemaker
 
27480 Henry M. Shoemaker, "was born September 11th, 1842, and was married to Rosina Vernon. He died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U. S., December 28th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry M. Shoemaker
 
27481 Henry Shoemaker, "was born August 21st, 1841, and died in Conestogo where he resided, November 24th, 1877. He was a good scholar and an expert in mathematics. The trade of his choice was waggon building which he carried on until his death which was caused by typhoid fever. On October 28th, 1864, he was married to Catharine Weber who was born December 15th, 1846. She is still living and resides on corner of Ahrens and Frederick Streets, Berlin. Their family consisted of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry S. Shoemaker
 
27482 Henry W. Shoemaker, "was born May 25th, 1878. He is a druggist by profession and at present is engaged with Mr. Neville, proprietor of the City Drug Store, Berlin. He has his home with his mother."1a

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Henry W. Shoemaker
 
27483 Ida Minerva Shoemaker, "was born September 1st, 1863. On October 14th, 1883, she was married to Jacob B. Oberholtzer. They reside a little west of Berlin, on the "Randall Farm." They have a family of two children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ida Minerva Shoemaker
 
27484 Irwin Shoemaker, "born March 20th, 1882."1a

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Irwin Shoemaker
 
27485 Isaac Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, Ontario, January 24th, 1835, and died August 24th, 1856."1a

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Isaac Shoemaker
 
27486 Isaac M. Shoemaker, "was born August 15th, 1840, and is married to Nancy Hilborn. They reside at Preston, Ontario."1a

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Isaac M. Shoemaker
 
27487 Isabella Shoemaker, "is not married and is with her parents."1a

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Isabella Shoemaker
 
27488 Isabella Shoemaker, "was born September 5th, 1845, and died in Bridgeport, March 13th, 1851.1a

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Isabella Shoemaker
 
27489 Isaiah Shoemaker, "was born July 27th, 1873. He is a jeweler by trade and has a fine place of business in Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario, where he is doing well. He is unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaiah Shoemaker
 
27490 Shoemaker, Israel, son of Joseph and Eliza (Burkhardt) Shoemaker; born Oct. 29, 1887, at Elmira, Ont.; died Oct. 27, 1958, at Elmira; aged 70 y. 11 m. 28 d. Married to Melissa Shoemaker in December 1901. Survivors: his wife and 5 children (Ella-Mrs. Arthur Wagner, Angus, Ivan, Clarence, and Cecil). Member of the Bethel Church of Elora, where funeral services were held Oct. 30 in charge of Newton L. Gingerich, assisted by Henry F. Martin. Interment in the Bethel Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 46 - November 18, 1958 - page 1107 
Israel Shoemaker
 
27491 Ruth married Frederick Willard Brown Iva Ruth "Ruth" Shoemaker
 
27492 Jacob Shoemaker, "the old progenitor was born in Canton, Berne, Switzerland, and when a lad of twelve years of age he, in company with his parents and others, moved to Pfaltz, Germany, where they, with other co-religionists, were promised freedom to worship the God of their fathers according to their views of the Bible. After residing here some twenty years they were subjected to the same persecutions as they were in Switzerland. Owing to the continual persecutions by the state party for not conforming to the church of the state, the old progenitor after the decease of his parents turned his face towards America, to which place he emigrated, for he had full confidence in the proclamations of William Penn who had proclaimed that all could worship the God of their fathers according to their views of the teaching of His Word and the dictates of their conscience. Such privileges our worthy ancestor, Jacob Shoemaker, considered a complete recompense for all his losses and privations in forsaking his friends, acquaintances, and native home. In May, 1737, he landed at Philadelphia and settled for a few years in Germantown. In spring, 1743, he moved to Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. All attempts made to ascertain his exact date of birth, to whom he was married and when he died proved fruitless owing to the fact that the family Bible, together with other records, were burnt with the house in which his son resided. Tradition has it that he was married to Mary Kunder and that he was about seventy-five years of age when he died and that his death took place some time during the year 1751,(So the late D . S. Shoemaker of Three Rivers, Michigan, informed the writer that the Progenitor died three years before his grandfather was born which was in 1754), consequently he must have been born in the year 1676, and was therefore 61 years of age when he came to America. He had a numerous family but all, save four sons died in infancy. The names of these were"1a

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Jacob Shoemaker
 
27493 Jacob Shoemaker, "the second eldest son of the old progenitor, was born in Pfaltz, Germany, March 31st, 1708. He was twenty-nine years of age when he, in company with his parents and the rest of the family came to America. After being in America for a year or so he formed an acquaintance with Susannah Schueler to whom he was married in the year 1740. She was born in Basle, Switzerland, February 19th, 1719, and died November 20th, 1789. They resided in Montgomery County, near Schiebach (Now spelled Skippack), where they had a family of eight children"1a

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Jacob Shoemaker
 
27494 Jacob Shoemaker, "the seventh child of Jacob Shoemaker, was born in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 27th, 1754. He was married to Mary Tyson who was born April 7th, 1752, and died July 12th, 1803. In the year 1775 they moved to Frederick Township, Montgomery County, where he was engaged in farming and milling. His old mill, erected in 1737 on Swamp Creek, is still known as "'S Schuhmacher's Muehl" (Shoemaker's Mills). They had a family of five children, namely:...After the decease of old Jacob's wife he was again married to Magdalena Longenecker, widow of Isaac Urmy. Dates of her birth and death could not be ascertained. There was no issue of this marriage. After the decease of his second wife he made his home with his son, John, who resided on the old homestead. A year after the decease of his son John who died in January, 1828, he, in company with his son John's wife and three youngest children, and also his daughter, Mary, and her husband, George Bechtel, and family, moved to Canada. They first came to Waterloo to his grandson, Jacob S. Shoemaker. For some time old Jacob had his home with his son John's widow and his daughter, Mary, but after Jacob S. Shoemaker, his grandson, had his house built in Bridgeport, he made his home with him where he died November 19th, 1847, aged 93 years, 3 months, and 22 days. He was buried at the Mennonite burial ground, east end of the town of Berlin. He was a member of the Mennonite body."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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At Glasgow, Waterloo Township, on the 19th ult., Jacob Shoemaker, grandfather of Jacob S. Shoemaker, of Glasgow Mills, at the advanced age of over 93 years. The deceased was born in the State of Pennsylvania, and had resided in Waterloo for 30 years. His descendants, at his death, amounted to the goodly number of 220, among whom are seven great-great-grandchildren all living in Waterloo2a

2aThe Guelph Advertiser 7 Jan 1848 
Jacob Shoemaker
 
27495 Jacob Shoemaker, "twin brother to Magdalena, was born January 16th, 1844, and died on the 21st day of the same month."1a

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Jacob Shoemaker
 
27496 The Shoemaker House is a good representation of Georgian style houses with Classical Greek revival influences. The symmetrical six bay facade features triple brick laid in Flemish bond which is covered lightly by a red stucco wash and carefully lined to emphasize the brickwork. The first storey windows are double hung with 12 over 12 paned windows and the second storey windows are 8 over 12 paned. The two original Georgian doors have six panels and classical pilasters with pediments. Two of the three original chimneys remain in working order. Jacob Shoemaker
 
27497 Jacob D. Shoemaker, "the eldest son of George Shoemaker, was born on his grandfather's place near the old mills on Swamp Creek, Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 24th, 1799. His boyhood days were spent in assisting his father in the woollen mills, carding and dying wool and yarns. From his fifteenth to his eighteenth year he was engaged in the grist and oil mills and during the wool season he assisted his father in the carding mills. When eighteen years of age he hired himself to John Funk who during that time had the misfortune of having his dwelling destroyed by fire, Shoemaker losing all his earthly possessions except the clothing he wore at the time. After quitting at John Funk's in the fall of 1818, he obtained work for a short time in a tannery near Pottsgrove. In spring of 1819 he attended school for six weeks in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. During the summer he labored for six months with David Allebach, in Skippack Township, at $12 per month. He paid out his wages $50 annually to his parents until he became of age.

After having served his six months he attended school another six weeks in Lower Salford Township. His teacher's name was Mr. Borsch. This then finished his school days. In 1820 he engaged himself to Abraham Clemens where he remained for two years, receiving $80 for the first year's wages and $72 for the second year. During the year 1822 he worked for George Reiff of Skippack Township, for $80 per year. The following year he spent in working by the day among the farmers. On November 18th, 1823, he was married to Jane, daughter of Alexander Dunbar. She was raised by Jacob Merkley who resided on the Perkiomen Creek, Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In spring of 1824 he, in company with his wife moved to Joseph Lowery in Skippack whose farm he managed for five years. He received one-third of the product of the farm as wages for his labor and management. The annual income thus derived generally amounted to about $80.

In 1829 they with their family of two children, his parents, and two of his brothers and one sister, namely, Daniel, Joshua and Catharine, moved to Canada and came to what is now Bridgeport. Here he was engaged with Jacob S. Shoemaker who had come to Canada in 1820. During the fall of 1829 he worked on the sawmills erected the same year. While engaged here he purchased pine logs from Henry Erb who resided on lot No. 58, German Company's Tract, and had them sawed during the winter and drawn on his farm where he had a small shanty put up. Into this shanty they moved in April, 1830. The year previously he had purchased his farm, being south-west half of lot No. 19, Germam Company's Tract. containing 224 acres. During his first year on this extensive farm large clearings were made and a two-story log dwelling, 24x28 feet, erected. The log barn was erected the year following. In 1851 he erected the stone dwelling now occupied by his son, Alexander, and in 1842, he put up the large frame barn still standing. He is still living and enjoying good health and has his home with his son, Alexander who resides on the old homestead. His family consisted of ten children, of whom two died in infancy."1a

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JACOB C. SHOEMAKER
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The well-known centenarian of Berlin, Ontario, Bro. Jacob Shoemaker, died on Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 1902, at three o'clock, at the old homestead, occupied by his son, Alexander Shoemaker. The cause of death was due to old age. Bro. Shoemaker having reached the age of 102 years, 3 months, and 9 days. He had been confined to his bed for the past few months, and although he received every possible attention he passed peacefully away. Though death was not unexpected, he will be missed by those with whom he has been surrounded during the latter part of his life. Bro. Shoemaker was extremely kind hearted and the attention and the self sacrifice shown him by his children was always appreciated, and he never lost an opportunity of referring to their kindness to his friends who would visit him at his home.

Jacob D. Shoemaker was the eldest son of George Shoemaker, and was born on his grandfather's place near the old mills on Swamp Creek, Frederick township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, November 24th, 1799. His boyhood days were spent in assisting his father in the woolen mills, carding and dying wool and yarns. From his fifteenth to his eighteenth year he was engaged in the grist and oil mills and during the wool season he assisted his father in the carding mills. When eighteen years of age he hired himself to John Funk who, during that time, had the misfortune to have his dwelling destroyed by fire, Bro. Shoemaker losing all his earthly possessions except the clothing he wore at the time. After quitting at John Funk's in the fall of 1818 he obtained work for a short time in a tannery near Pottsgrove. In the spring of 1819 he attended school for six weeks in Lower Salford township, Montgomery County. During the summer he labored for six months with David Allebach, in Skippack township, at twelve dollars per month. After having served his six months he attended school another six weeks in Lower Salford. This finished his school days. In 1820 he engaged himself to Abraham Clemens, where he remained for two years. During 1822 he worked for George Reiff of Skippack Township at eighty dollars per year. He then spent one year working amongst various farmers. On November 18th, 1823, he was married to Jane, daughter of Alexander Dunbar. She was raised by Jacob Merkley, who resided on the Perkiomen Creek, Shippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1824 he, in company with his wife, moved to Joseph Lowery in Skippack, whose farm he managed for five years. He received one-third of the product of the farm as wages for his labor and management. The annual income thus derived averaged about eighty dollars annually. In 1829 they, with their family of two children, his parents, and two of his brothers and one sister, namely, Joshua and Catherine, moved to Canada and came to what is now Bridgeport. Here he was engaged with Jacob S. Shoemaker, who had come to Canada in 1820. During the fall of 1829 he worked in the sawmills erected the same year. While engaged here he purchased pine logs from Henry Erb who resided on lot number fifty eight, German Co.'s Tract, and had them sawed during the winter and drawn on his farm where he had a small shanty put up. Into this shanty they moved in April, 1830. The year previous he had purchased his farm, being south-west half of lot number nineteen, German Co's Tract, containing two hundred and twenty-four acres. During his first year in this extended farm large clearings were made and a two story dwelling, twenty-four by twenty-eight feet, erected. The log barn was erected the year following. In 1851 he erected the stone dwelling now occupied by his son, Alexander, and in 1842 he put up the large frame barn still standing.

Bro Shoemaker united with the Mennonite church in his youth and lived an exemplary life, worthy of imitation. In his last years his desire to depart and be with Christ was always strong, and can be truly said that he was homesick for heaven. A year ago he was stricken with illness, and he asked those who visited him not to pray for his recovery, but that if it pleased God, He should take him home. His conversation on temporal affairs was in later years mostly of a period of time from 1815 to 1840. The companions of his early life have all preceded him.
During the past number of years Bro. Shoemaker has been living with his son, Alexander. His family consisted of ten children, viz, Mary Ann, deceased; David, deceased; Mrs. John Shiedel, Waterloo Township, deceased; Mrs. Henry McKay, Aldborough Township, Elgin County; Geo. D., Woolwich Township; Alexander, on the homestead; Mrs. Joseph B. Snyder, Woolwich Township; Jane, deceased; Mrs. George Israel, near Williamsburg; Jacob, deceased. There are a large number of grandchildren.

The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, at one o'clock, from the old homestead, and was very largely attended. Services by Noah Stauffer from Heb. 11:16, and A. Y. Haist from Job 5:26 at the C. Eby M. H., Berlin. Interment in the burying ground adjoining.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXIX, No. 7, April 1, 1902, page 109, 110, 111

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Jakob D. Schumacher

Finally, the last hour has sounded for our dear, old friend, Jakob D. Schumacher. On Wednesday afternoon, he fell gently and quietly asleep, to awake again in a better world. He attained the age of 102 years, 3 months, and 9 days and although he had to keep to his bed for approximately a year because of weakness, he was still in full possession of his mental faculties and could talk about his many experiences with his family and visiting friends; which he was fond of doing. About two weeks ago, he had a stroke, and since then, he was no longer fully conscious.

The deceased was the eldest son of George Schumacher, and was born November 24, 1799 at his grandfather's place by the old mill on Swamp Creek, Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. As a youth, he helped his father in his woolen mill with stapling and dying. From his 15th to his 18th year, he worked in the meal and oil-mill, when necessary. At 18 years of age, he apprenticed himself to John Funk, whose residence burned down, whereby he lost everything, except for the clothes on his body. In the autumn of 1818, he worked for a time in a tannery near Pottsgrove.

In the spring of 1819, he attended school for 6 weeks in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. In the summer, he worked for 6 months for David Allenbach in Schippach Township for $12. a month. Then, he attended school in Lower Salford again for 6 weeks. With this, he finished his schooling. In 1820, he came to Abraham Clemens and worked for him for 2 years. In 1822, he worked for George Reiff in Schippach Township for $80. a year and the following year, he worked for various other farmers.

On November 18, 1823, he married Jane Dunbar, who had been raised by Jakob Merkley, who lived on Perkiomen Creek, Schippach Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1824, he and his wife moved to Joseph Lowery's in Schippach, whose farm he managed for 5 years. For this, he received one third of the produce as his wages for his labour and administration. His annual income at this place was approximately $80.

In the year 1829, he moved to Canada with his wife, 2 children, as well as 2 brothers and one sister and settled there where Bridgeport now stands. He worked there for one year for his cousin, Jakob S. Schumacher, who had come to Canada in 1820, in the saw-mill, erected in the same year. During the winter, he purchased tree-trunks from Henry Erb, on Lot 58, German Company Tract, and turned them into lumber for a small house, which he raised the following summer on his 224 acre lot #19, German Company Tract. After he had moved into the house, he set about clearing the forest, and also erected a 2-storey residence. The next year, a barn was built. The stone house now occupied by his son, Alexander, came about in 1851. The large frame barn that still stands on the place was built in 1842. His wife, with whom he had lived in a small frame house, after having passed the place on to his son, Alexander, died August 9, 1880 and since then, he had found his home with his son's family, who had given him the best of care.

His family consisted of ten children, of whom five are still living, namely: George, living near Elmira; Mrs. Joseph Schneider, Berlin; Mrs. George Israel, Williamsburg; and Mrs. H. McCoy, Bothwell. In addition to these two sons and three daughters, he is survived by 43 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, namely, Mrs. Wm. Luke, in Bothwell.

Also, it should be mentioned, that, he often suffered from epilepsy in his younger years, which, however, he later remained free of, after he had earnestly prayed to God and had promised to fast every Good Friday, which vow he had faithfully kept, even in later years, when age weakened him. His burial took place on the previous Saturday at the Mennonite cemetery in the eastern ward, with an exceptionally large number attending. The meeting-house was crammed full. Rev. Noah Stauffer preached in German and Rev. J. Y. Haist, in English. It should also be mentioned that he was one of the few men still living, who had helped with the construction of the meeting-house built in 1834, and the last man whose funeral service was held in it. Yesterday, on Wednesday, the demolition of the building was begun, in order to make room for a new, bigger House of God, to be built in the course of the coming summer.3a

3aBerliner Journal 13 Mar 1902 pg 4 col 5 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

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100 Years Old

That which is granted only to relatively few mortals, namely: to attain the age of 100 years, was granted on Friday to Mr. Jakob D. Schumacher, who resides with his son Alexander, about three miles south of Berlin. In celebration of the day, many relatives and friends from near and far had gathered to wish the old gentleman much happiness on his day of celebration. During the day and evening, probably two hundred people carried out this affectionate duty. Fifty to sixty people shared in the noon dinner. His children, and his children's children honoured him with a giant bouquet of 100 white roses, tastefully arranged, as well as a speech wishing him well. There were also other floral offerings received, even one from Rochester, N.Y.

The old gentleman was happy and well. He is still in possession of his mental faculties, and although he is somewhat hard of hearing and his eyesight is weak, he recognized immediately most of the friends congratulating him. Those whom he did not recognize, he recalled as soon as their names were given. A quartet, consisting of the gentlemen. A.L. Breithaupt, H.S. Hallmann, A.B. Devitt, and J.A. Wiederhold, from Zion Church, came that evening and delighted the celebrants with the performance of several lovely songs.

Jakob D. Schumacher was born November 24, 1799, as the oldest son of George Schumacher, on his grandfather's farm near the old mill on Swamp Creek in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In his youth, he helped his father with wool-carding and dying wool and yarn. From his 15th to 18th year, he worked in a grinding and oil-mill, and in the wool-season, he helped in his father's business. At 18 years of age, he apprenticed himself to John Funk, whose house burned down, whereby Schumacher lost everything, except for that which he had on his own body. In the autumn of 1818, he worked for a short time in a tannery near Pottsgrove.

The following spring, he attended the school in Lower Salford Township for six weeks, and in the summer worked for six months for David Allenbach in Schippach Township for $12 a month. From his salary, he gave his parents $50 a year, until he reached his majority. After six months had expired, he again attended school for six weeks and with that, his schooling came to an end. In 1820, he apprenticed himself to Abraham Clemens, as a labourer where he remained for two years. The first year, he earned $80 salary, and in the second year, $72. In 1822, he worked for George Reiff in Schippach Township for $80 a year, and later, earned daily wages from farmers.

On November 18, 1823 he married Jane Dunbar, daughter of a Scotsman, Alexander Dunbar by name. She had been raised by a German farmer, Jakob Merkley by name, in Schippach Township. In the spring of 1824, he moved to Joseph Lowery's farm in Schippach and worked on it for five years. As pay for his work, he received one third of the harvest. His annual income amounted to approximately $80.

In 1829, he came to Canada with his wife, and two children as well as two brothers and a sister and settled on the spot where Bridgeport now stands. He worked on the very spot where the sawmill of his cousin, Jakob S. Schumacher, had been constructed. The latter had arrived in 1820. He purchased several pine logs from Henry Erb, who lived on Lot Number 58, German Company Tract, and had them sawed up into boards. On the south-west half of Lot Number 10, German Company Tract, which contained 224 acres, which he had purchased in the meantime, he built a shack into which he moved in April 1830. In the first year, a considerable section of the forest was cleared and a two-storey log house was built. A log barn was built the following year. The large barn which now stands on the spot was erected in 1842 and the stone house in 1851.

When he passed the farm on to his son Alexander, he had a frame house built for himself and his wife. Since the death of his wife approximately 19 years ago, he has lived with his son Alexander, where he receives the best of care. Several years after he had settled down in the forest, he developed epilepsy, which occurred so often that he could not be left alone. For about fifty years, he has been free of this torment. He attributes this to the vow he made then, not to eat anything on Good Friday, which he has conscientiously held to ever since.
His descendants consist of two sons and three daughters, 38 grand-children and 42 great-grandchildren, who all are lovingly devoted to the "old Gross Dady" and wish him a good and peaceful old-age, in which the "Journal" also joins in.4a

4aBerliner Journal, Nov. 30, 1899, Page 4, Col. 5 - translated by Patricia Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
Jacob D. Shoemaker
 
27498 Jacob F. Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, September 13th, 1824. He is married to Veronica Schneider and resides in Woolwich Township, about two miles north-east of Winterbourne. He is a farmer by occupation. They have a family of seven children" 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob F. Shoemaker
 
27499 Built in 1840 by Jacob S. Shoemaker across from the mill he constructed in 1830. In 1969 the house with stone foundation and handmade brick walls was listed in fair to poor condition. The roof was framed with mortise and tenon joining. The house was a combination of Georgian proportions and classical decorations. The large dormers were reminiscent of early buildings in Pennsylvania. In 1850 the house was sold to Elias Eby together with the mill complex. The house was been renovated a number of times. The porch was removed and the house converted into a tri-plex by 1969.1a

1aBridgeport Mill, a non-dated (probably 1969) type written manuscript located at Doon Heritage Crossroads 2009 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27500 Five stories high, stone and brick foundation with frame and clapboard siding (1969).1a

1aBridgeport Mill, a non-dated (probably 1969) type written manuscript located at Doon Heritage Crossroads 2009 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27501 Jacob S. Shoemaker, "the eldest of John Shoemaker's children, was born April 24th, 1798. He, after quitting school, entered his father's mill where he was engaged until 1820 when he became desirous to seek his fortune in the then much-spoken-of Canada. He came to Abraham Erb, Waterloo, some time during the spring of 1820. He, being a practical miller, and just the man required to manage the grist mill of this place, remained in Abraham Erb's service as miller for nearly two years when he and William Hunsberger returned to Pennsylvania to visit their parents and friends. After making a sojourn of a few months they returned the same spring. Mr. Shoemaker again assumed the management of the Waterloo Mills. On July 2nd, 1822, he was married to Elizabeth Schneider (See Schneider record for her family history) who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 2nd, 1802, and died in Preston, November 26th, 1876. Some time after their marriage he and his wife went home to Pennsylvania on a visit. During this visit he ordered the large clock, now in possession of his daughter, Elizabeth. His father brought it with him when he paid a visit to Canada in 1826. Some time during the year 1827 or 1828 he purchased lot No. 59, German Company's Tract and afterwards became the founder of Bridgeport. In 1829 he constructed the large dam and erected the sawmills still standing. In 1830 he erected the large roller mills now in possession of Messrs Shirk and Snider. He resided in the town of Waterloo until 1830 when he moved to Bridgeport. Here he soon became proprietor, besides the extensive mills and sawmills, of a store, woollen mills and distillery. In 1840 he built the large house now possessed by Mrs. Veronica Horst. During the great financial depression all over the province in 1851, besides other difficulties never fully investigated, he is said to have failed. He then moved to Preston to his son-in-law, Joel Clemens, from there to Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where he erected a sawmill and did a successful business. His last days were spent with his daughter, Barbara (Mrs. H. Huber of Berlin), where he died March 20th, 1875. Both he and his wife are buried in the Mennonite burial ground at the east end of Berlin. They had a family of eleven children" 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27502 Jacob S. Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, Ontario, March 4th, 1842. He was married to Eliza Hall who died a few years ago. He has had quite a family and the younger of his children stay with him in Berlin where he resides."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27503 Jacob S. Shoemaker, "was born June 15th, 1859. He was married to Barbara Wideman, March 5th, 1882. They reside in Pilkington Township, near the Grand River."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shoemaker. - Jacob Shoemaker was born at Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont., on June 15, 1859; died at Floradale on Oct. 17, 1917; aged 58 y. 4 m. 2 d. He was married to Barbara Wideman on Mar. 5, 1882. This union was blessed with four children and one child was adopted. He leaves to mourn four children. Bro. Shoemaker had undergone an operation a week previous to his death, not expecting that the end would be so soon. When he realized that his end was near he called his family to his bedside and earnestly admonished them to live true Christian lives that they all might meet again in the glory world. Bro.Shoemaker was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, was of a quiet, unassuming disposition but left to us a very bright testimony. He found much consolation in the words of our Savior, Jno. 14: 1, 2. Funeral services were conducted at North Woolwich Church, Waterloo Co., Ont., by Abraham Gingerich and Oliver D. Snider. His body was laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume X, Number 38 - December 20, 1917 - page 703 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27504 Lived with William and Susannah Schuler and his sister Hannah Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27505 Jane Shoemaker, "was born December 30th, 1840, and died of typhoid fever August 20th, 1860."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jane Shoemaker
 
27506 Jane Shoemaker, "was born June 30th, 1865. She is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jane Shoemaker
 
27507 Jennie Shoemaker, 'is married to Franklin Wilson and resides in Chatham, Kent County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jane Shoemaker
 
27508 Jeriah Shoemaker, "born June 5, 1869,"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jeriah Shoemaker
 
27509 John Shoemaker, "the eldest son, was born in Frederick Township,(All the children of old Jacob were born in this township) Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, May 12th, 1775. He spent his boyhood days on his father's farm and during the busy times he assisted his father in the mill. On May 2nd, 1797 he was married to Mary Shantz who was born March 13th, 1775, and died April 6th, 1866, aged 92 years and 23 days (See old Isaac Shantz's family record). They commenced farming on his father's old place where they resided until his death. They had a family of nine children, of whom two died young. During the year 1827 he met with an accident which ultimately brought on dropsy and other diseases causing his death which took place January 30th, 1828."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shoemaker
 
27510 John Shoemaker - John Shoemaker, 75, of 145 Victoria St. South died Friday in St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. For 42 years he operated Shoemaker's Grocery on Victoria Street South. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Shoemaker and came to Preston from Poland. He moved to Kitchener 42 years ago. Mr. Shoemaker was a member of St. John's RC Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Laura White whom he married in Preston in 1912; five sons, Norman, Donald, Yale, Ronald and Gerard, all of Kitchener; four daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Gladys) Litzgus of Waterloo, Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) Lehman, Mrs. John (June) Noland and Helen, all of Kitchener; two brothers, Leo of Preston and Adam of Buffalo; a sister, Mrs. Benjamin (Dorothy) Roaochi of Buffalo; and five grandchildren. Two sons, Bruce and Wilfred, predeceased him. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 pm Sunday. Requiem high mass will be conducted at St. John's Church at 11 am Monday and burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
John A. Shoemaker
 
27511 John Adam Shoemaker, "is married to Minnie Michel. At present they reside in New York City, New York, where he is engaged in the button manufacturing business."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Adam Shoemaker
 
27512 John Shoemaker, "second son of George Shoemaker, was born in the old Shoemaker residence situated on the north side of the Swamp Creek, near the old carding and fulling mills, in Frederick Township Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, December 26th, 1800. He learned the shoemaking trade with Abraham Harley of Towamencin. On October 12th, 1823, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Henry and Mary (Heller) Fried. She was raised by old Jacob Clemens. After they were married they moved to George Clemens' in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. On May 10th, 1825, he, with his wife and son Jacob, his brother George, Jacob and George Clemens and their families, Charles Mohr, Martin Schiedel, Henry Clemmer and family, Henry Moyer and family, Jacob Kolb, and others, left for Canada and arrived at Preston on the 1st of June following. John Shoemaker moved on the farm known as "Bill Moyer's Place", near Berlin, now possessed by Isadore B. Snyder. Here they lived for two years then they moved on west side of Jacob Y. Shantz's saw mill pond, in Joseph Eby's house. This house was previously occupied by Henry Clemmer who had moved to Preston. On February 20th, 1829, they left here and moved on their farm one mile north of Breslau. Here he still resides with his son, George F. On this farm, lot No. 107, Horning's Tract, there were several acres cleared and a small log house erected in fall of 1828. The old house was about 150 yards south-east from the present residence. Here they raised a family of eight children. She died December 25th, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SHOEMAKER
. - John D. Shoemaker was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., December 26th 1800, was married to Catherine Fried, Oct. 12th 1823, emigrated to Waterloo Co., Canada in 1825, lived in matrimony 56 years, his wife dying about 16 years ago. He died on the 30th of September 1895, aged 94 years, 9 months and 4 days. His posterity numbers 8 children (4 sons and 4 daughters) of whom 6 survive him; also 66 grandchildren, 102 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. The funeral services, conducted by Daniel Wismer and S. Stauffer, were largely attended.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXII, No. 22, November 15, 1895, p. 350, 351 
John D. Shoemaker
 
27513 John F. Shoemaker, "was born May 24th, 1831. He is a builder and carpenter by trade but the last number of years he has followed farming and owns a beautiful farm adjoining the village of Breslau. He is married to Ann Sherington. Their family consists of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John F. Shoemaker
 
27514 John H. Shoemaker, "was born July 28th, 1843. In the beginning of the American war he went to Detroit where he enlisted in the Union army and went through the dreadful civil war of the United States from 1861 to 1865. He was first married to Mary Van Nordstrand, August 12th, 1862. She died May 13th, 1863. He was again married to Wilhelmine Anna Land, May 15th, 1877, at Dalton, Georgia, U.S. He now resides at Niles, Michigan and has a small family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John H. Shoemaker
 
27515 John S. Shoemaker, "a painter by trade, resides in Grand Traverse, Michigan. He is about sixty years of age. No information received in regard to his marriage or family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John S. Shoemaker
 
27516 John S. Shoemaker, "third son of John Shoemaker, was born January 12th, 1803. He was married to Fanny Sailor. In 1825 he came to Canada with John Bingeman whose team he drove. He returned to Pennsylvania the same fall where he resided until his death which took place February 19th, 1828. He left no family and after his death the widow came to Canada and was afterwards married to John Baumann of the town of Waterloo where they resided until their death."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John S. Shoemaker
 
27517 John S. Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo, February 12th, 1825. He is married to Fannie Huber and has a family. They reside at Highgate, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John S. Shoemaker
 
27518 Johnson A. Shoemaker, "was born December 24th, 1847. He was married twice, first to Lizzie Davis who died about a year after their marriage, then to Temperance V. Boucher. They reside in Tennessee, U.S., and have a small family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Johnson Adam Shoemaker
 
27519 Joseph Shoemaker, "was born February 17th, 1862. He was married to Eliza Burkhard, March 14th, 1886. They reside in Pilkington Township and have a family of one son named Israel."1a

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Shoemaker, -- Joseph, was born on the Shoemaker homestead Feb. 10, 1862, and resided there until death, April 15, 1951; aged 89 y. 3 m. 5 d. Death was caused by Various physical disorders. In March, 1886, he married Eliza Burkhardt, who died in November, 1916. To this union were born 2 sons (Israel, living on the home farm, and Edwin, who died at birth). In December, 1919, he was united in marriage to Lovina Snider, who died in May, 1930. In his early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church and later became a charter member of the Floradale Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member until death. The three and one-half years he regularly attended the Bethel Mennonite Church. He leaves to mourn 1 son and daughter-in-law, 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Jane-Mrs. Jake Dreisinger, Elmira, Ont.; Katie-Mrs. Dilman Brubacher, St. Jacobs, Ont.; and Rachel-Mrs. Noah Lichty, Floradale, Ont.), and many relatives and friends. Services were held at the Floradale Mennonite Church May 17, in charge of Newton L. Gingrich, assisted by O. D. Snider and Rufus Yutzi. Burial was made in the North Woolrich Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 24 - June 12, 1951 page 573, 574 
Joseph Shoemaker
 
27520 Joseph Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, Ontario, September 28th, 1832, and died July 15th, 1851."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shoemaker
 
27521 Joseph Shoemaker, "was born January 12th, 1807. He never lived in Canada. After he left home he moved to Ohio, thence to Indiana, then, later on, to Albion, Marshal County, Iowa, where he is still living. On February 15th, 1831, he was married to Catharine Jantzen who was born January 25th, 1810, and died September 25th, 1866. They had a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shoemaker
 
27522 Joshua Shoemaker, "was born April 20th, 1813, and came to Canada in 1829. He was married to Catherine Scheirich and lived in Wilmot Township, on the tract of land now owned by John and Moses K. Schneider. His father-in-law wanted him to purchase his farm, now owned by George Hiestand. He sold his farm in Wilmot Township and moved to John Scheirich's. After his wife's death he was married to Catherine Wildfong. After his second marriage he left the Scheirich farm and purchased the farm now owned by Peter Reist. Here he constructed a dam and erected a sawmill. On the evening of May 15th, 1840, while engaged in fishing at the dam, he fell off the raft and was drowned. He left a family of three children, one of whom was named John."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joshua Shoemaker
 
27523 Joshua Shoemaker, "was born April 20th, 1813, and came to Canada in 1829. He was married to Catherine Scheirich and lived in Wilmot Township, on the tract of land now owned by John and Moses K. Schneider. His father-in-law wanted him to purchase his farm, now owned by George Hiestand. He sold his farm in Wilmot Township and moved to John Scheirich's. After his wife's death he was married to Catherine Wildfong. After his second marriage he left the Scheirich farm and purchased the farm now owned by Peter Reist. Here he constructed a dam and erected a sawmill. On the evening of May 15th, 1840, while engaged in fishing at the dam, he fell off the raft and was drowned. He left a family of three children, one of whom was named John."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joshua Shoemaker
 
27524 Karen Christine (Shoemaker) Richardson went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2013 after a long and hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Karen was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and moved to the United States with her family in 1992. In addition to helping raise her family, Karen was very active in her church and was heavily involved with the creation of All God's Children School at Delta Community Presbyterian Church. She will always be remembered for her warm and kind spirit, commitment to her family, friends and church, as well as her legendary apple pies.

She is survived by her ever-loving husband of 35 years, Ron; devoted children Ryan (Marisa), Julie-Anne (Casey), and Scott (Kimberly); grandson Alexander; and sister Norma Jean.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, July 29 at 11 a.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church in Discovery Bay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the East Bay's Bruns House in memory of Karen Richardson (www.hospiceeastbay.org/bruns-house). 
Karen Christine Shoemaker
 
27525 Louisa Shoemaker, "born July 5th, 1868."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Louisa Shoemaker
 
27526 Lovina Catharine Shoemaker, "was born July 30th, 1844. She is married to Jonathan Roberts."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lovina Catharine Shoemaker
 
27527 Lucinda Shoemaker, "was born August 9th, 1861. On October 5th, 1880, she was married to Samuel E. Shantz. They reside on a farm about three-fourth mile from her father's place. They have a family of three children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lucinda Shoemaker
 
27528 Lydia Ann Shoemaker, "born June 5th, 1878."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Ann Shoemaker
 
27529 Lydia Ann, "was born September 19th, 1866. She is married to Simeon Eby. They reside in the town of Galt and have one child, a son named Maurice Lincoln."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Ann Shoemaker
 
27530 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27531 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27532 Magdalena Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo June 6th, 1828. She is married to Joel Clemens and resides near Preston, Ontario. They have had quite a large family but a few of their children died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27533 Magdalena Shoemaker, "was born January 16th, 1844. On August 13th, 1867, she was married to George Israel. They reside on the old "Henry Woods Farm" near Williamsburg. Their family consists of seven children, of whom one is dead."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27534 Magdalena Shoemaker, "was born November 20th, 1811. In 1829 she came to Canada with her mother and family. On May 1st, 1831, she was married to Barnabas Devitt who was born March 25th, 1807, and died January 20th, 1891."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27535 Magdalena Shoemaker, "was born October 30th, 1843. She is married to Joseph Reist, a farmer. They live near Alsfeldt, Grey County, Ontario, and have one son named Allan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27536 Magdalena Shoemaker, "youngest in family, was born October 14th, 1879. She is home with her father and is a great favorite among all the members of her father's and her grandfather's family. She used to be kind of a pet with some of the teachers in school."1a

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Mrs. Urias K. Weber, 78, of 142 Courtland Ave. East, died yesterday in the K-W Hospital. The wife of Rev. Urias K. Weber, she was a native of Waterloo Township. The former Magdalena Shoemaker, she was last surviving member of her family. A charter member of the church, Mrs. Weber was also a member of the Women's Missionary Association. She and Rev. Mr. Weber were married in 1899 in Kitchener. Surviving are five sons and four daughters. They are Gordon and Howard of Kitchener, Stanley of New Dundee, Edward of Waterloo and Paul of Oakville, and Mrs. Irvin (Olive) Eby, Miss Ruby Weber and Miss Edna Weber, all of Kitchener, and Mrs. Maurice (Mary) Plummer of Waterloo. A son, Harold, predeceased her. There are 23 granchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until Thursday at 1 p. m. when removal will be made to the church where a service will be conducted at 3 p. m. by Rev. Wilfred Ulrich, pastor. Contributions to the Women's Missionary Society of the church will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.2a

2aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1958 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27537 Malinda Shoemaker, "was born August 4th, 1870. On March 2nd, 1892, she was married to Charles E. Lips. They reside on the old "Dennis Devitt Farm" four miles west of Berlin, on the Petersburg Road."1a

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Malinda Shoemaker
 
27538 Margaret W. Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, March 18th, 1860. On November 29th, 1877, she was married to John W. Wright. They reside in Three Rivers, Michigan."1a

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Margaret W. Shoemaker
 
27539 Martha Shoemaker, "was born June 9th, 1831. She was married to Henry McKay, April 9th, 1855. They reside in Aldborough Township, Elgin County, where he is engaged in farming. They had a family of nine children, of whom one is dead."1a

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Martha Shoemaker
 
27540 At the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Tuesday, April 1, 1980, Martin Jacob Shoemaker of 202 Simeon St., aged 70 years. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shoemaker, Martin was a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities, active in the affairs of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He was a charter member of the church, a member of the original planning committee of the church, formerly Sunday school superintendent for many years and formerly church councillor and elder.

He began his career at C.N. Weber Ltd. He owned and operated Shoemaker's Hardware at the City Hall Square for many years and latterly had been employed at MacDonald Electric Limited.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Freda W. Huthin Jun of 1972; by a brother E. J. Shoemaker and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Rockel. Surviving are his three daughters: Jean (Mrs. Rudy H. Penner), Barbara (Mrs. John Schneider), both of Kitchener and Audrey (Mrs. Gus Maue) of Route 2, Baden and by his two sons: Donald H. of Route 2, Baden and David M. of Cambridge (G); 18 grandchildren also survive. Lovingly remembered by his two great-grandchildren: Kevin and Cindy Overland.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight until noon on Thursday when removal will be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church for the service at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. L.E. Wentzlaff officiating. Interment Memory Gardens. The family will be in attendance at the funeral home tonight from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4:30 and 7-9 p.m.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Apr 1980 pg 33 
Martin Jacob Shoemaker
 
27541 Mary Shoemaker, "the eldest daughter of George Shoemaker, was born July 30th, 1802. She was married to John Landis who was born June 25th, 1792, and died July 27th, 1856. They had a family of ten children but none of them reside in Canada. They reside in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where their parents resided until their death. She died September 2nd, 1885."1a

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Mary Shoemaker
 
27542 Mary Shoemaker, "was born April 6th, 1832. She is married to Bishop Elias Weber. They reside on the old "Kunneman Farm" one mile west of Breslau and have quite a family, most of whom are married."1a

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Mary Shoemaker
 
27543 Mary Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, July 18th, 1842, and died November 3rd, 1849."1a

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Mary Shoemaker
 
27544 Mary Shoemaker, "was born January 1st, 1838. She was accidentally burnt, July 11th, 1838, from which she died a few hours afterwards."1a

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Mary Shoemaker
 
27545 Mary Shoemaker, "the second daughter of John Shoemaker, was born May 28th, 1808. She came to Canada in August, 1828. On October 11th, 1829, she was married to Michael Myers who was born August 24th, 1803, and died March 11, 1879."1a

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Mary "Polly" Shoemaker
 
27546 Mary A. Shoemaker, "was born November 18th, 1849. After she had received her education she taught school in Bridgeport and other places in Waterloo County. On January 28th, 1875, she was married to John F. Snoor. They reside in Niles, Michigan, and have a small family."1a

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Mary Amelia Shoemaker
 
27547 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Mary Ann Shoemaker
 
27548 Mary Ann Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 7th, 1824. She came to Canada when in her fifth year. She has left one heir, Reuben Bowman who was born August 3rd, 1852, and is married to Louisa Geiger. They reside in Berlin, Ontario. She died July 28th, 1876."1a

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Mary Ann Shoemaker
 
27549 Mary Ann Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo, November 20th, 1826. She is married to John McNally and resides on a large farm at Blair, Ontario. They have quite a numerous family."1a

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Mary Ann Shoemaker
 
27550 Mary Shoemaker, "is married to a Mr. Letson and resides near Winterbourne, Ontario."1a

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Mrs. Samuel Letson, (nee Mary Shoemaker), passed away at her home, one mile south of West Montrose on Sunday, Jan. 21. Deceased had resided in that district for over 52 years. She was a member of the United Church. The funeral was held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, with service at the home and then to West Montrose United Church. Rev. A. W. Fosbuary officiated. Interment took place in the adjoining cemetery. Surviving are her husband, one son, Byron of Conestogo, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Knarr, Conestogo, Mrs. Nancy Lasby and Miss Addie Letson. Four grandchildren also survive.

Waterloo Chronicle 26 Jan 1940 pg 3 
Mary Ann Shoemaker
 
27551 Macey Shoemaker, "is unmarried and resides in Chatham, Ontario."1a

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Mary M. Shoemaker
 
27552 Mathew Shoemaker, "died in infancy."1a

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Mathew Shoemaker
 
27553 Matilda Shoemaker, "born April 1st, 1865."1a

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Matilda Shoemaker
 
27554 Matilda Shoemaker, "is married to David Letson. They reside in Winterbourne, Ontario."1a

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Matilda Shoemaker
 
27555 Shoemaker, Melissa, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Brox) Shoemaker, was born in Pilkington Twp., Jan. 22, 1885; died at the Guelph (Ont.) General Hospital on Aug. 17, 1972; aged 87 y. 6 m. 26 d. On Dec. 10, 1907, she was married to Israel Shoemaker, who preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1958. Surviving are one daughter (Ella - Mrs. Arthur Wagner), 4 sons (Angus, Ivan, Clarence, and Cecil), 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mary - Mrs. Sylvester Ziegler, Lydia Ann - Mrs. Abraham Bauman, Kate - Mrs. Thomas Howlett, and Emma - Mrs. George Bauman), and one brother (William). One brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 19, in charge of Simeon W. Hurst; interment in the adjoining cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 65, Number 40 - October 10, 1972 page 838 
Melissa Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27556 Menno Shoemaker, "was married to Miss M. Brothers. He is a mason by trade and resides in Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario."1a

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Menno Shoemaker
 
27557 Menno Shoemaker, "was born March 8th, 1845. He is married to Esther Shantz and resides in Berlin and is a carpenter by trade. They have a family of five children".1a

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Menno M. Shoemaker
 
27558 Michael Shoemaker, "was born March 27th, 1742. He was married to Anna Hackman and had a family of six children. They resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died July 3rd, 1828."1a

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Michael Shoemaker
 
27559 Died At Kitchener, Ont., on Wednesday, November 15th, 1922 Milton Wilfrid beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Shoemaker Aged 23 years 5 months 7 days The Funeral will take place from the residence, 96 Church St. Kitchener, Ont. Friday, November 17th, 1922 at two o'clock p. m. to Pentecostal Church, thence to East End Mennonite Cemetery for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
Milton Wilfrid Shoemaker
 
27560 BRUBACHER, Myra - Peacefully, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, September 6, 2004, at Chateau Gardens, Elmira. Myra (Shoemaker) Brubacher, in her 84th year, of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late Elmer S. Brubacher (Nov. 26, 1991). Loving mother of Lois and Howard Gingrich of Elmira. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Lisa and Phil Gingrich and Eugene and Anita Gingrich, Jennifer and Todd Lockhart, Janice and Kipp Kraehling and great-grandchildren, Nikki, Kevin, Randy and Tymber Pridham and Jessica Kraehling. Dear sister of Norma Weber of Cambridge, Verna and Maurice Bauman of Floradale and sister-in-law of Emerson and Elvina Brubacher of Floradale.Predeceased by her parents, Ervin and Edna Shoemaker; two sons, Neil and Maurice and one sister, Margaret.The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Thursday, transfer will be made to the Floradale Mennonite Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Fred Redekop officiating, followed by interment in the Floradale Mennonite Cemetery.In her memory, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Floradale Mennonite Church would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 7 Sep 2004 
Myra Alberta Shoemaker
 
27561 Nancy Shoemaker, "twin sister to Susannah, was born March 11th, 1866. She is married to Henry Otterbein and resides at home with her father."1a

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Nancy Shoemaker
 
27562 Nancy Ellen Shoemaker, "was born February 1st, 1862. She is married to Fred Brown, of the firm of Brown & Erb, manufacturers, etc., Berlin. They reside in Berlin and have one son named Arthur."1a

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Nancy Ellen Shoemaker
 
27563 Naomi Shoemaker, "was born June 2nd, 1838. On April 12th, 1857, she was married to Joseph B. Snyder. They reside on a large farm situated in Woolwich Township, a little south of Winterbourne, They have a family of five children"1a

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Naomi Shoemaker
 
27564 Noah Shoemaker, "was born March 27th, 1867. He was married to Sarah Burkhard, February 1st, 1891. They have one son named Ervin."1a

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Shoemaker.-Noah, was born near Floradale, Ont., March 27, 1867; died May 18, 1943; aged 76 y. 1 m. 21 d. On Feb. 1, 1891, he married Sarah Burkhardt. Two sons were born to this union, Ervine, residing on the homestead, and Amos in Kitchener. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons, 5 grandchildren, a brother (Joseph), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Jane Dreisinger, Mrs. Dilman Brubacher, and Mrs. Noah Lichty). Funeral services were conducted May 20 at the home and at the Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ont., where he had been a faithful member. The services were conducted by Bros. Oliver D. Snider and Reuben Dettwiler. Texts, Rev. 2:10b; II Cor. 5:1. Burial in North Woolwich cemetery2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 28 - October 7, 1943 - pp. 575, 576 
Noah Shoemaker
 
27565 KINGHAM, Pearl Marguerite

At K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, Sept. 2, l998, following a lengthy illness, Mrs. Pearl Kingham (nee Shoemaker), of Harvard Place, Waterloo, in her 80th year. Loving mother of Bob of Ottawa, Glenda and her husband Ted Nancarrow of Waterloo, Jim and his wife Anastasia of Toronto, Corrinne and the late John McClure of Brantford; sister of Lorraine Calder of Kitchener, Jim Shoemaker and his wife Nance of Florida. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Ernie Kingham in 1988. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W. Kitchener, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1:30 p.m., until the time of funeral and committal services in the chapel at 2:30 p.m., Cremation.

The Record 4 Sep 1996 pg E4

 
Pearl Marguerite Shoemaker
 
27566 Rachel Shoemaker, "was born October 20th, 1873. She is unmarried."1a

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Rachel Shoemaker
 
27567 Rachel Shoemaker, "is married to Moses Sittler and resides in Latonia, Ohio, U.S."1a

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Rachel Ann Shoemaker
 
27568 Reuben Shoemaker, "is on the farm with his father. Not married."1a

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Reuben Eleazar Shoemaker
 
27569 Shoemaker.- Reuben Wesley, son of Benjamin and Lydian* (Brox) Shoemaker, passed at his home in Elmira, Ont., Mar. 27, 1972; aged 77 y. 4 m. 23 d. Surviving are his wife, the former Edith Hasenpflug, one daughter (Elma-Mrs. Ervin Musselman), 3 sons (Wilfred, Herb, and Milton), 5 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Sylvester Ziegler, Lydian-Mrs. Abram Bauman, Kate-Mrs. Thomas Hewlett, Melissa-Mrs. Israel Shoemaker, and Emma-Mrs. George Bauman), and one brother (William). He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Mar. 30, in charge of Simeon Hurst and Raymond Erb; interment in the adjoining cemetery.*Transcriber's note: The name was not clear in the original print.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXV, Number 17 - April 25, 1972, pages 387, 388. 
Reuben Wesley Shoemaker
 
27570 SHOEMAKER, Robert Leander - Peacefully at his residence, Guelph, on Monday, April 14, 2008, surrounded by his family and friends. Bob Shoemaker, in his 85th year, after a rich and full life. Beloved husband of the late Ruth C. (Hallman) Shoemaker (1994). His precious and happy spirit will be forever missed by son, Bob and his wife Jayne of Southampton and daughter, Nancy of Guelph. Missed by grandchildren, Kelly (Tim) and Rob (Kelly) and great-grandchildren, Maddie and Finn. Dear brother of the late Arthur. Bob will also be fondly remembered by good friend, Dorothy Small and her son, Bill and caregivers, Novie and Diane. We will all remember Bob in the places he loved best: his work; on the golf course; in his garden and at the cottage. His passion for travel was only surpassed by his joy in planning the adventure. Bob had a wonderful sense of humour and was the author of many practical jokes aimed at family and friends. He was commissioned in 1950 as an Ontario Land Surveyor, planning and surveying throughout southern Ontario for more than 50 years. He served as Chairman of the Guelph Planning Board; Board Member of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Guelph Curling Club; Board Member of Norfolk Street United Church; Member of Wellington Men's Club and Probus. Thanks to Dr. T. Toban, C.C.A.C. and the Palliative Team from Bayshore. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel , 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph (Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral on Thursday morning, April 17, 2008 from Norfolk Street United Church at 11 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Norfolk Street United Church or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

Waterloo Region Record 15 Apr 2008
 
Robert Leander Shoemaker
 
27571 BISH, Ruth. Ruth Margaret Bish (nee Shoemaker) passed away peacefully with family at her side on October 3, 2013 at the age of 84. Ruth is fondly remembered by daughters Lucille Bish (Bill McAndrew) and Evelyn Bish; grandchildren Bruce McAndrew, Louise McAndrew, Jake White, and Nicole White; and family friend Kim MacIntyre. Predeceased by her husband William (Bill) in 2012.

A life-long Kitchener resident until her later years when she and Bill moved to Chatham, Ruth was the daughter of Emanuel (Manny) and Lillian Shoemaker. Manny was President of McBrine Luggage for many years. Ruth and Bill met at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate. They celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on May 26, 2011.

Ruth attended Stratford Teachers' College, then taught at several schools in Kitchener. But her joy and true vocation was caring for her husband, children and grandchildren. She celebrated our successes and comforted our sadness, always with calm words and a smile.

Ruth was active in Holy Cross Lutheran Church, particularly with the Women's Guild. She loved the family cottage at Grand Bend, where she enjoyed swimming, reading on the beach, sunsets on the deck, and "happy hour" with her family and friends.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Wednesday, October 9 from 2 \endash 4 p.m. and 7 \endash 8 p.m. A further visitation will be held on Thursday October 10 at 10 a.m., with the funeral service at 11 a.m., Pastor Nolan Astley officiating. Reception to follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance would be appreciated in recognition of the doctors, specialists and nursing staff who cared for Ruth at both the Chatham and Sydenham Campuses. Condolences may be left at: www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 4 Oct 2013 
Ruth Shoemaker
 
27572 Berlin. Death from Exposure: The Berlin News says:

Samuel Shoemaker, a young man belonging to this town, died at his father's house early Thursday morning. He had been employed on the steamer Manitoba, on Lake Huron, which met with an accident recently. His death was the result of exposure and hardship while that vessel was disabled. Shoemaker walked from Owen Sound to Elmira, after landing, while in a very weak condition. He took the train to Berlin on Saturday afternoon and though everything was done for him his life could not be saved. Elmira Signet 13 July 1893 p. 8, col. 3-4 
Samuel Allan Shoemaker
 
27573 Samuel M. Shoemaker, "was born September 31st, 1844. He is married to Laura Hall and resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan."1a

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Samuel M. Shoemaker
 
27574 Sarah Shoemaker, "was born January 21st, 1848. She is married to Owen Shantz. They reside at Remus, North Michigan, not far from Petoskey. They have a family of five children, two of whom died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Shoemaker
 
27575 Sarah Shoemaker, "was born May 9th, 1841. She was married to Benjamin Snyder, June 21st, 1863. They reside about a mile north-west of Bloomingdale, and have a family of eleven children"1a

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Sarah Shoemaker
 
27576 Sarah Ann Shoemaker, "was born December 9th, 1831. She is married to Jackson Reid."1a

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Sarah Ann Shoemaker
 
27577 Sarah Shoemaker, "youngest daughter of John D. Shoemaker, was born March 12th, 1840. In 1857 she was married to Isaac Bingeman who was born June 16th, 1834. They resided on Cyrus Erb's farm at Breslau where he died August 21st, 1864. On December 7th, 1867, she was again married to Henry B. Wahl. They reside on a farm two miles north-west of Breslau. With her first husband there were four children and with her second husband there were six children."1a

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Wahl. - Sarah Shoemaker was born in Waterloo twp., Ont., Mar. 12, 1840; died at the home of her son, Breslau, Ont., Jan. 20, 1924; aged 83 y. 10 m. 8 d. In 1857 she was united in marriage to Isaac Bingeman, who predeceased her in 1864. To this union were born 4 children, two dying in infancy. In 1873 she was married to Henry B. Wahl, who died in 1904. To this union were born six children, all of whom survive. She leaves 8 children, 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Sister Wahl united with the Mennonite Church in the year 1864 and remained a loyal, faithful member until death. The funeral was held on Jan. 23, 1924, at the Cressman Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Oscar Burkholder. Text, Col. 1:12,13.2a

2aThe Gospel Herald - Volume XVI, Number 45 - February 7, 1924 - pages 909, 910 
Sarah S. Shoemaker
 
27578 Simon Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, August 15th, 1847, and died at the same place March 15th, 1849."1a

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Simon Shoemaker
 
27579 Simon Shoemaker, "was born June 3rd, 1860. He is married to Leah Dornbruck and resides in Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario. He is a miller by trade. They have two children"1a

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Simon Shoemaker
 
27580 Simson Shoemaker, "was born July 25th, 1870. He is unmarried and works on his father's farm."1a

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Simpson Shoemaker
 
27581 Susannah Shoemaker, "born September 10th, 1866."1a

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Susannah Shoemaker
 
27582 Susannah Shoemaker, "was born January 18th, 1843, and died October 2nd, 1888. On April 2nd, 1861, she was married to John Cole. They reside in Berlin and had a family of eight children"1a

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Susannah Shoemaker
 
27583 Susannah Shoemaker, "was born March 11th, 1866. She is married to Emanuel Shantz and resides in the town of Berlin. They have a small family."1a

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Susannah Shoemaker
 
27584 Urias Shoemaker, "was born March 18th, 1872. Clerking in dry goods stores was his occupation. A few years ago he left Berlin and went to Detroit, Michigan, where he was engaged as clerk in a large dry goods establishment."1a

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Urias Shoemaker
 
27585 BAUMAN, Verna M. (nee Shoemaker) Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's General Hospital on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Verna Bauman, of Elmira, is the beloved wife of Maurice Bauman. Loved mother of Rosemary McVeeters and her husband Jerry of Penticton, BC, Charlie and his wife Linda of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Cameron and his wife Trudy of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Mark of Elmira, Eric and his wife Ann of St. Jacobs, Jeff and his wife Gloria of Elmira, Brad and his wife Rachel of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren. Dear sister of Norma Weber of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents Irvine and Edna (Bowman) Shoemaker and a sister Myra Brubacher. Mrs. Bauman enjoyed her years operating a Bed and Breakfast in Floradale and also her time playing with the trio "The Musical Grandmas". The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Floradale Mennonite Church on Friday, April 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Mark Preece Family House would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 13 Apr 2011 
Verna May Shoemaker
 
27586 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Veronica Shoemaker
 
27587 Veronica Shoemaker, "was born February 2nd, 1815, and came to Canada with her mother in 1829. On October 30th, 1831, she was married to Isaac Eby and in November of the same year they moved two miles east of Berlin, on the farm now owned by John Schmitt where they resided until his death, in May, 1874. She then moved to Berlin where she died July 20th, 1894."1a

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Veronica Shoemaker
 
27588 Wesley Shoemaker, "was born May 30th, 1879. He is at home on the farm with his father."1a

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Wesley Shoemaker
 
27589 Shoemaker, Wilfred B.~ Peacefully passed away into the presence of the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Chateau Gardens, Elmira. Wilfred, age 90 years, formerly of RR 1, Elora, was predeceased by his first wife Hettie (Horst) Shoemaker (1998) and is survived by his second wife Ella (Sittler) Shoemaker. Loving father of Edith and Ernie Martin of Durham, Gerald and Shirley, Harvey and Carolyn all of RR 1, Elora, and Carol and Keith Woods of Brantford. Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jonathan (Kelly), Joanna, Annette (Sarah) Martin, Elizabeth and Steven Shoemaker, Jennifer (Matt) Melles, Trevor, Bradley (Krysten), Jeremy (Jessica) Shoemaker, Travis, Chad (Marla) Woods; great-grandchildren Megan, Cohen, Ava, Caleb, Haley, Raya; brothers Herbert (Wilma) and Milton (Naomi). Predeceased by his parents Wesley and Edith (Hasenpflug) Shoemaker, sister Elma (Ervin) Musselman and sister-in-law Agnes. Wifred farmed in Pilkington Township near Elora for many years and was a respected member on municipal council and other committees. He was a charter member of Bethel Mennonite Church, director of Mennonite Aid Union for 30 years and an avid builder of many homes and barns in the community. The family will receive their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Memorial service to celebrate Wilfred's life will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church, RR 1, Elora, on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. The casket will remain open at the church on Sunday from 1-2:10 p.m. Interment in Bethel Mennonite Cemetery. In his memory donations to Chateau Gardens Auxiliary or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Chateau Gardens, Elmira, for the wonderful care given to Dad.

Waterloo Region Record 21 Jun 2012 
Wilfred Benjamin Shoemaker
 
27590 Recently Retired Dr. Shoniker Dies

Dr. Harry Joseph Shoniker. 68, a Twin City physician for 33 years, died yesterday at his home at RR 1, Preston.

He was the fourth Twin City physician to die this year. Dr. C. R. McCarville died Jan. 12 after 40 years of practice; Dr. J. M. Livingston, former medical director of the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada died Feb. 4, and Dr. of Canada died Feb. 4, and Dr. H. M. Lackner, a prominent Kitchener doctor, died May 15.

Dr. Shoniker was born Nov. 18, 1895, at Lindsay, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shoniker. He was graduated from the University of Toronto in 1922, and after three years of postgraduate work at St. Michael's Hospital set up practice in Kitchener at 54 Weber St. W. He retired just a few weeks ago.

He was a past president of the K-W Academy of Medicine and for 35 years was a member of the St. Mary's Hospital medical advisory board. He was a former chief of staff at St. Mary's.

He was a member of St. Aloysius RC Church, the Holy Name Society of St. Mary's RC Church, and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife, the former Hilda Marie Wintermeyer, whom he married in Kitchener in 1927; two sons, Dr. Thomas of Kitchener, David of Toronto; a daughter, A. G. (Peggy) Roehrig Jr. of Buffalo; three brothers, Thomas, George and Edward, all of Toronto, and five grandchildren. One sister predeceased him.

The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home. where the rosary will be recited tomorrow at 3 p.m. A Knights of Columbus rosary service will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by requiem high mass at St. Aloysisus RC Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreci-ated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1a\b\iKitchener-Waterloo Record\b0 2 Jul 1964 
Dr. Harry Joseph Shoniker
 
27591 MURRAY Olive M

Of 347 Laurel Street, Cambridge, on Friday, February 12, 1988, at County of Bruce General Hospital, Walkerton, Olive Short in her 81st. year. Beloved wife of the late George W, Murray (1968). Dear mother of a Joan (Mrs. Thomas Freeman) of Hamilton, and Carol (Mrs. William Walters) of Mildmay. Lovingly remembered by 3 grandchildren and 2 brothers, William of Cambridge and Harry of London. Mrs. Murray was born in Preston and a member of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be conducted at Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, Argyle Street North, Cambridge, Monday, February 15, 1988, at 2:00 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1988 
Olive Margaret Short
 
27592 SHORT, William R. (Shorty)

Of RR 4, Cambridge (residing with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Knight), formerly of Laurel St., Cambridge, at University Hospital, London, Ont., Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Noreen. (Dolly) Fach; dear father of John of Cambridge, Beverley (Mrs. James Mellon) of Angus, Ont. Beloved grandfather of five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, William and Otilla Short. Mr. Short was born in Rockwood, Ont., a resident of Cambridge and area all his life. Retired from Canada Last of Cambridge. A member of St. Clement's Church and was associated with Fairview Mennonite Centre, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday) 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1991, at St. Clement's Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Sep 1991 pg A11 
William Robert "Shorty" Short
 
27593 SHOULDICE, Wayne

The Shouldice family is truly heartbroken, by the passing of Wayne Shouldice on Monday, April 2nd, at the age of 63, after a courageous battle with cancer. Husband and best friend of Margaret (nee Wilson); cherished father to Scott (Victoria) and LeeAnn MacKey (Donald). Devoted Papa to Matthew, Jacob, Samantha and Stephanie. Dear brother of Craig, (Lillian), Paul (Diane), Brian (Kim) and Sharon Lewis. Predeceased by his parents, George and Grace Shouldice. Brother-in-law to Carol (David), Rosalie (Ronald), Gwen (John), Doreen (Bill) and John Wilson. He will also be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and countless friends. Wayne has been the proud owner of Shouldice Collision for 12 years. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service will be held at Calvary Pentecostal Assembly, Hespeler Road, Cambridge, on Thursday, April 5, 2007, at 11 a.m. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 3 Apr 2007  
Wayne George Shouldice
 
27594 1851 - Eli Shrack is staying with John Martin. Eli Shrack
 
27595 1871 - Agatha Shrader is staying with Anna Millar. Agatha Shrader
 
27596 1851 - Joseph Shrak is in same household as Jonas Wenger. Joseph Shrak
 
27597 SHRUBSALL, Ronald Stephen

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, August 25, 2002, aged 75 years. Ron Shrubsall of Cambridge, was the beloved husband of Marie Jeane Shrubsall. Survived by his sons, Herbert Ronald of London, Richard William and his wife Debbie of Brantford and Stephen George of Cambridge: his daughter, Debra Clutterbuck and her husband Ron of Cambridge: six grandchildren: brother, Albert Shrubsall and his sister, Rose Crystal, both of Cambridge. He was predeceased by one daughter, Sandra Jean Legere and two brothers, Sid and Herbert. Mr. Shrubsall, was the proprietor of Cambridge Cleaning Maintenance, for over 45 years, retiring in 1999. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at St. David's Anglican Church, Pollock at Chalmers St., Cambridge, at 1 p.m., on Saturday, August 31, 2002. A reception will follow in the Church Hall.

The Record 26 Aug 2002 pg B7 
Ronald Stephen "Ron" Shrubsall
 
27598 LAMBKE, Mrs. Anne

At South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Sunday afternoon, May 30, 1978, Anne Shuba Lambke of 18 Jardine St., Cambridge (Hespeler), in her 53rd year. Beloved wife of Harold; dear sister of John and Stanley Shuba, Mrs. John (Mary) Hunt, Mrs. George (Sophia) Gibeau, all of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge (Hespeler), from this evening. Funeral service Wednesday afternoon, June 2, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Wanner Mennonite cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 May 1976 pg 27 
Anne Shuba
 
27599 CLARK, Mrs. Edward (Margaret)

At her home, 247 Franklin St. N., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1976, after a lengthy illness, Margaret Shuert, formerly of Brantford, aged 90 years. Mrs. Clark was born in St. George, a daughter of the late Randall Shuert and the former Mary Dunkin. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Clark, in 1975 and by three brothers, Thomas, Nelson and Percy and by one sister, Mrs. Florence Shantz. Surviving are a son, Reginald; a granddaughter, Carolyn (Mrs. Philip Boyce) of Toronto and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m., tonight. Funeral and committal service in the chapel Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Lloyd Sider officiating. Interment Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Nov 1976 pg 35 
Margaret Marie Shuert
 
27600 Adline Shuh, "was born January 17th, 1853. She is married to William Henry Barrett, a glove manufacturer. They reside in Berlin and have had a family of one child named Andrew Scott, died September 6th, 1890."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Adeline Shuh
 
27601 Allan Shuh, "was born November 13th, 1855. He was married to Martha Grendon and resided in Berlin where he was engaged as a marble cutter. he died April 8th, 1892, leaving a family of two children,"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Allan Shuh
 
27602 Anna Shuh, "the eldest of named family, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, December 31st, 1808. On June 8th, 1830, she was married to George D Shoemaker, a farmer. She has had a family of ten children, of whom six are still living. Her death took place August 20th, 1895."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna "Nancy" Shuh
 
27603 Barbara Ruth Shuh, seven, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shuh of RR 2, Elmira, died on the way to hospital in London, Ont., Wednesday night, August 12, after she was struck by a car almost in front of her home on Highway 86 a mile east of town. The little girl died of brain injuries in an ambulance between Kitchener and Stratford. Her parents were following the ambulance. Provincial police said Barbara had been running along the highway with a friend, Charlotte McDougal of Smithville. They were returning home about 5 p.m., after visiting a farm about a half mile away.

Charlotte said they had been running through a cornfield but had decided to go on the road when the stalks hurt their faces. Charlotte said Barbara ran in front of a car driven by John Wallace Scott of Elora. Dr. John E. Thompson was called and advised taking the injured little girl to a specialist in brain surgery at Victoria Hospital, London. Surviving besides her parents are two brothers, Bruce and Glenn and one sister, Mary, all at home. The body rested at Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, until Friday noon. The funeral was conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The Rev. J. Wesley Siebert officiated assisted by the Rev. J.J. Toews of the Mennonite Brethren Church, Kitchener. Burial was in Elmira cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 13 Aug 1959  
Barbara Ruth Shuh
 
27604 Benjamin Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, March 14th, 1880."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

___________________

Shuh - Benjamin Bowman Shuh was born March 14, 1880, in Perth Co., Ont., near Listowel; passed away July 4, 1949; aged 69 y. 3 m. 20 d. In 1890 he moved with his parents to Kitchener, Ont. (then Berlin, Ont.). In 1898 he accepted the Lord and was a faithful member of the church until death. In the pioneer days of 1905 he homesteaded in Guernsey, Sask., on the land on which he still lived at the time of his passing. On Feb. 26, 1908, he was married to Elizabeth Betzner, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Fred Bowman, Mrs. Merle Baker, both of Guernsey, Sask.; and Mrs. Jules Verbeck, Toronto, Ont.), one brother (Melvin, Kitchener, Ont.), and one sister (Mrs. Jean Lang, Preston, Ont.). Two children predeceased him in childhood. His passing was unexpected, occurring while he was attending conference sessions at Tofield, Alta., after a severe heart attack and a few hours' illness, at the home of J. B. Stauffer. He was a faithful worker in Sunday-school and church activities, having taught a young men's class in the early days and later an old men's class. Funeral services were held at the Sharon Mennonite church, Guernsey, Sask., on July 8 by Dan Schlabach and Stanley Shantz. Text: Jno. 11:28b, Ps. 23. Interment was trade in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 31 - August 2, 1949 - page 775 
Benjamin Shuh
 
27605 Benjamin Shuh, "was born November 15th, 1815. In 1824 he came to Canada with his parents and worked for old Abraham Kolb for one year, then he went to Tobias Kolb's. After being at the latter place for some time he went to Preston where he engaged himself to Joseph Erb, proprietor of the Cambridge Mills. Here he remained eight years in all. He was one year with Samuel Bowman of Blair. On December 4th, 1849, he was married to Leah, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wagner) Bergey. She was born January 24th, 1824, and when a mere infant she was adopted by old David Shantz who resided on the east end of lot No. 1, German Company's Tract, Waterloo County, where she was raised and still resides with her son, David. Here Mr. Shuh died January 21st, 1892. Their family consisted of three children" 1a

1aFrom: The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Shuh
 
27606 Catharine Shuh, "was born March 29th, 1811. On June 11th, 1835, lightning struck her father's house, instantly killing her. She was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shuh
 
27607 David Shuh, "was born March 11th, 1851. On January 8th, 1878, he was married to Barbara, daughter of Rev. Moses and Anna (Cressman) Bowman. She was born March 1st, 1857. On March 18th, 1878, they moved to the township of Wallace where they followed farming until February 14th, 1889, when they moved home on his father's farm, known as the old "David Shantz" or "Shuh" farm. Here they are still residing. Their family consists of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Shuh
 
27608 Dorothy HONDERICH, May - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at her residence, Greenwood Court, Stratford. Dorothy was formerly of RR#2 New Hamburg. She was born 87 years ago in Waterloo on March 31, 1917, a daughter of the late Clayton and Bella (Shantz) Shuh. Dorothy was a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg. She and Cameron farmed at the Honderich Homestead for 29 years and were dedicated supporters of Jersey Canada. Dorothy was a charter member of the Haysville Women's Institute and a member of the Wilmot Horticulture and Wilmot Agricultural Societies. Dorothy enjoyed flowers, sewing, quilting, embroidery and music. Beloved wife of the late Grant Cameron Honderich who predeceased her February 2, 1999. Loving mother of Kathryn and Patrick Wall of RR#1 New Hamburg, Marilyn and Murray McCaig of Huntingdon, Quebec, Dave and Anne Honderich of RR#2 New Hamburg, Virginia and Paul Warwick of Exeter. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Kevin and Ann Marie, Sean and Karla, Derrick and Allison, Joanne, Scott and Jenn, Rebecca, Megan, Dana, Andrew, Teresa and Brett. Also remembered by sister-in-law, Jeanne Shuh of Waterloo and a number of nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by an infant son, Cameron Ross; brothers, Edward and his wife Evelyn Shuh and Donald Shuh. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2005 at Zion United Church, New Hamburg at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Thaler officiating. Burial to follow in Wilmot Reformed Mennonite Cemetery, Baden. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Greenwood Court or Zion United Church.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 3 Mar 2005 
Dorothy Mae Shuh
 
27609 Franklin Shuh, "was born in the town of Waterloo, June 26th, 1858. On January 10th, 1882, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Moses Shantz. She was born June 8th, 1863. Soon after his marriage he moved two miles north of the town of Waterloo, on the farm known as "Conrad Schmitt's Place" where he still resides. His family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Franklin "Frank" Shuh
 
27610 HANNAH SHUH

Hannah Shuh died in Selkirk, Ont., on Dec. 2nd at the age of 83. Funeral service will be held at 2.30 pm. Friday at the home of her nephew, Mr. M. L. Shuh, RR#3, Kitchener. Interment will be in the East End Mennonite Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 3 Dec 1942 pg 19 
Hannah Shuh
 
27611 Hannah Shuh, "the only daughter of Benjamin Shuh, was born April 4th, 1859, She is home with her mother where she spends her time in the service of her Master and in caring for and attending to her aged mother for which she deserves all praise and credit." Hannah Shuh
 
27612 Henry Schuh, "eldest son of Jacob Schuh, was born March 22nd, 1785. On October 13th, 1807, he was married to Mary Kaufman who was born August 17th, 1788, and died July 27th, 1854. In spring 1824, he, with wife and family of seven children, moved from York County, Pennsylvania, to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. They first located on the "Eschelman Farm" east of Berlin, now possessed by Henry S. Boehmer. Here they resided one year, then, in 1825, he purchased a farm two miles east of Berlin, now possessed by Cyrus Cressman, to which place he then moved. Their family consisted of ten children, of whom the three youngest were born in this county. He was an ordained minister of the Mennonite body whom he served faithfully unto his end. He died in Hay Township, Huron County, while engaged in fulfilling his ministerial appointments. While taking refreshments at the home of one of his friends he had a stroke of paralysis causing instant death. His death took place January 8th, 1837. had a family of ten children viz: Anna, Catherine, Mary, Benjamin, Lydia, Henry, Sarah, Magdalena, John and Jacob1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rev. Henry Shuh
 
27613 Henry Shuh, "was born June 8th, 1820. He died on Sunday, November 4th, 1832. His body was found in the swamp and by all appearances seemed to have been murdered by some one."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry Shuh
 
27614 Howard A. Shuh, peacefully, went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, June 13, 2008 at Winston Park Retirement Home, Kitchener, Howard Shuh, in his 83rd year, of Elmira. Beloved husband of Katie (Pauls) Shuh for almost 52 years. Loving father of Bruce and Terry Shuh of Waterloo, Mary and John Goerzen of Waterloo, Glenn and Corinne Shuh of Elmira, Robert and Lisa Shuh of Elmira. Dear grandpa of Melissa and Denis and Brian; Jeff and Rebecca; Alanna and Nathan; Stephanie, Emily, Leah and Timothy. Brother of Arlene McDougall of Smithville, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Nellie Shuh; his first wife, Alice Gies; two daughters, Barbara and Carol in infancy. Howard farmed at RR 2, Elmira. He was a Co-Operators insurance agent for many years, a former member of Woolwich Council and a founding member of Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira today, Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. At noon on Monday, June 16, 2008 transfer will be made to Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church, 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo for funeral service at 2 p.m. followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In his memory, donations to 100 Huntley Street or Camp Crossroads would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

WATERLOO REGION RECORD - Jun. 14, 2008 
Howard Anderson Shuh
 
27615 Jacob Shuh, "the youngest in his father's family, was born January 29th, 1831. He was a cabinet maker by trade. In 1852 he was married to Nancy Master. They resided in Berlin where he died March 23rd, 1875, leaving a widow and a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shuh
 
27616 John Shuh, "was born October 30th, 1828. After the decease of his father, he, together with his mother and his sister, Lydia, made their home with George D. Shoemaker, where he was raised. In 1846 he went to Jacob S. Shoemaker, Bridgeport, where he was engaged in the large mills. Here he remained until 1851, then he went to Berlin and commenced clerking for Mr. Henry Huber who then did business in a small roughcast store situated where now is the American Hotel. A few months later he engaged himself to Hoffman & Co., in whose services he remained until 1856 when he came to the town of Waterloo and entered into partnership with J. Hoffman and Isaac Weaver, under the firm of John Shuh & Co. Here he remained in active service as a general merchant until 1889 when he sold out to the firm of Shuh & Snider (Mr. Shuh of this firm was Mr. Levi Shuh, youngest son of John Shuh). Since then he has lived a more retired life. He is president of the Waterloo Woollen Mills and also one of the directors of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was married to Susannah, daughter of David and Catharine (Eby) Weber. She was born April 19th, 1836, and died August 7th, 1863. After her decease he was again married to Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Landis) Hoffman. She was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 16th, 1840, and came to Canada in 1862. Mr. Shuh's family consists of three children, two of whom were born unto his first wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Shuh
 
27617 Worked for John Hoffman. John Shuh
 
27618 Joseph Shuh, "second son of Benjamin Shuh, was born September 16th, 1852. He is not married. At present he has his home with his brother, David, whom he assists on the farm." Joseph Shuh
 
27619 Lovina Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, January 26th, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

__________________________

Hoover. --- Osborne, son of Anna Moyer and Moses Hoover, was born in Rainham Twp., near Selkirk, Ont., April 9, 1878; passed from this life at the Ontario Hospital, Hamilton, Sept. 22, 1950; aged 72 y. 5 m. 13 d. About two years ago he suffered a stroke, and his health was gradually failing. In 1913 he was converted; he served his Master in the Mennonite Church, where he was an efficient song leader, being a great lover of the hymns of the church. Twenty-two years ago he married Lavina Shuh, of Kitchener, Ont., who predeceased him April 19, 1947. He lived all his life on the home farm, near the church, until his health began to fail. Although no children were born to this marriage, his going is felt keenly, by the church, relatives, and neighbors. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at the Rainham Mennonite Church, conducted by A. L. Fretz and S. F. Coffman. Interment was made in the South Cayuga Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 43 - October 24, 1950 ----- page 1062 
Lavina Shuh
 
27620 Levi Shuh, "the second son, was born in the town of Waterloo, December 29th, 1861. He is married to Lovina, Daughter of John Schwartz, and resides in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged in the office of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company. His family consists of one child named Cecil."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi W. Shuh
 
27621 Lived with George D. Shoemaker and his wife Nancy Shuh. Lydia Shuh
 
27622 Lydia Shuh, "was born November 30th, 1817. She died September 8th, 1873, at George D. Shoemaker's where she had her home for many years. She was never married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Shuh
 
27623 Magdalena Shuh, "was born November 29th, 1825, and died July 10th, 1893. On April 13th, 1851, she was married to Rev. Isaac Weber who was born September 19th, 1829, and died February 5th, 1892."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shuh
 
27624 Mary Shuh, "was born March 7th, 1865. She is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shuh
 
27625 Mary Ann Shuh, "was born May 9th, 1854. She was married to Harry Messett and resides in Berlin and has a family of ten children,"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Shuh
 
27626 Melvin Shuh, "was born in Berlin, September 29th, 1889."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Melvin L. Shuh
 
27627 Milton Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, July 14th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Milton Shuh
 
27628 SHUH.-On April 21st, 1898, near Waterloo, Waterloo Co., Ont., Norman, son of Franklin and ___Shuh, aged 3 years, 4 months and 28 days. He was laid to rest in the C. Eby cemetery, Berlin, where services were conducted by E. S. Hallman from 1 Sam. 22:3 and Noah Stauffer from Job 14:1, 2.1a

1aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 11, June 1, 1898 - page 172, 173 
Norman Shuh
 
27629 Sarah Shuh, "was born June 9th, 1823. In October, 1871, she was married to Jacob Y. Shantz. They reside in Berlin where she died April 8th, 1893."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Shantz, the beloved wife of Mr. Jacob Y. Shantz, died this morning, at 12 o'clock, at her late home on Queen Street. Deceased was seventy year of age and has been in enfeebled health for some time, and though her end came somewhat suddenly, yet it was not altogether unexpected. Her maiden name was Sarah Shuh and she was connected with many of the oldest families in the County. The day of her funeral has not been definitely decided upon. We unite with the friends of the bereaved family in extending our sympathy in this hour of loss and sorrow.2a

2aBerlin Daily Telegraph April 8, 1893 
Sarah Shuh
 
27630 Susannah Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, March 14th, 1882."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shuh
 
27631 SHULMAN, Monty H. - At Grand River Hospital, K-W Health Care Centre, on Thursday, May 28, 2009, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Monty Shulman, aged 88 years. Monty was a good and faithful member of Beth Jacob Synagogue and, prior to moving to Kitchener, had been very active with the B'nai Israel Congregation in Cambridge until 1974. Served proudly with the British Army in the Second World War. Loving father to Elliott of Toronto and Ben of Waterloo. Dear Zaidy to Asa, David and Michael. Brother to Myra and her husband Bert Shinwell of Toronto. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Solomon Shulman and Rena Franklin; his beloved wife, Lee, in November of last year; and one sister, Ethel. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2009 from Beth Jacob Synagogue at 12 noon with Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig officiating. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy through the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 519-745-9495. Shiva will be observed at the family residence, 175 Queen St. N., Apt. 1703, Kitchener, afternoon and evening.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - May. 30, 2009  
Monty H. Shulman
 
27632 1901Berlin Census - Herman is listed as stable boy at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Helen Lackner. Herman Shultz
 
27633 Streicher.-Juliana, daughter of Martin and Augusta Shultz, was born at Kitchener, Ont., July 15, 1878; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Ezra Steinman), Aug. 13, 1947; aged 69 y. 28 d. On Sept. 16, 1900 she was united in marriage to Rudolph Streicher, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1912. In 1923 she moved to Clarence, N. Y., and in 1924 to Town Line, N. Y. She lived in Florida from 1932 to 1944; the past three years she spent with her daughters. In her youth she united with the Steinman Amish Mennonite Church, Wilmont, Ont.; at the time of her death she was a member of the Clarence Center Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mattie-Mrs. Ezra Steinman, Lancaster, N. Y.; and Catherine-Mrs. Amos Roth, Clarence, N. Y.). 4 sisters (Mrs. Floyd Courter and Mrs. Gerrit Doll, Grand Rapids, Mich; Mrs. David Hunt and Martha Henschell, Buckley, Mich.), 5 brothers (John Schultz, Plant City, Fla.; Edwin and William Henschell, Garden City, Mich.; Louis and Amiel Henschell, Buckley, Mich.), 3 foster brothers (Samuel Roth, Baden, Ont.; Rudy and Moses Roth, New Hamburg, Ont.), 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were in charge of D. Edward Diener and Jacob Birkey. Interment was made in the Good Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 30 - October 21, 1947, page 639 
Julianna Shultz
 
27634 Adam Shupe, "was born July 29th, 1793, and was married to Mary Springer who was born June 16th, 1799, and died January 30th, 1888. They resided near Freeport, Ontario, for many years. When well advanced in age they made their home with Mrs. Levi Clemens who resided at Moline, Michigan, where they both died. His death took place November 29th, 1878. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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After the Flank units were disbanded in 1813 Adam never served in the Militia again, but did serve as a teamster with the others listed at top during Proctor's retreat from Detroit. Adam was the only Waterloo boy who was captured by the Americans and the story goes that he was set free by future president of the United States William Henry Harrison himself who could see he was harmless and sent him home. While that part sounds fanciful, it does seem like he was captured and released as a non-combatant. with his capture Adam would have been present for the death of Tecumseh which took place after the other British troops and units had fled. this would make Adam one of the few people who would have been present at the death of both Brock and Tecumseh, as the Applegarth Flank of 2nd York was also on the hill with Brock when he was shot at Queenston Heights.2a

2aEmail Kyle Smith 2014 
Adam Shupe
 
27635 Anna Shupe, "was married to a Mr. Kirkpatrick and resided in Beverly Township, Wentworth County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shupe
 
27636 Benjamin Shupe, "the youngest son of old John and Elizabeth (Diefenbach) Shupe, was married to Sarah Ann Master who was born January 23rd, 1816, and died December 4th, 1881. They resided in Indiana, U.S., where he died some time ago. They had a family of several children but are all dead save one."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Shupe
 
27637 Benjamin Shupe, "was born July 27th, 1823. He was married to Anna Wismer who was born April 6th, 1829, and died January 11th, 1872. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming, but now lives retired and has his home with his son, George. Many years ago he was called into the ministry of the River Brethren denomination for which body he has been a diligent laborer up to the present time. His preaching is plain and practical and his sermons are always so worded that even the most unlearned can not fail but grasp the idea he wishes to convey unto his hearers. To them were born four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Benjamin Shupe
 
27638 On Sunday, the 2d of May, in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Widow Catharine Bock, aged 71 years, 2 months and 4 days. Her maiden name was Schupp. She was sick about eight days, during which time she suffered much; not withstanding she said: "My Savior suffered much more and was entirely innocent." She was much concerned about the Salvation of her Children, and admonished them to live peaceably together, and finally she said she had committed them to the care of the Lord, and desired to meet them all in heaven. She was buried on the 5th at Blenheim M. House. The funeral services were conducted by John Baer, Jacob Hallmann, Enoch Detweiler and George Smith.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 12 - December 1869 - pages 190 & 191  
Catharine Shupe
 
27639 Was Catherine born in 1839 and married to David Christoph Reinhard? Catharine Shupe
 
27640 Catherine Shupe, "the eldest in the family, was born September 10th, 1815. She was married to Nicolas Sararas who was born May 8th, 1808. They resided near New Dundee, where he died July 13th, 1893. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Shupe
 
27641 Catherine Shupe, "was born March 4th, 1848. She is married to John Winger, a farmer. They reside near Stevensville, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Shupe
 
27642 This outline was provided to the editor by Miss Olive Shantz, a dau. of Christian and Magdalena Shupe. It was based on information she received from Mrs. John Janes of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The note enclosed , in part, reads as follows:

"If you want to know more about our family I will try to get the information for you and send it. I would have to have help on it as we are scattered New York State, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary etc.

These facts are not accurate as I should like but they are the best I can do. We haven't been in touch with them for years, some never.

There must have been other Shupe's too. I remember my mother telling me about Charlie Shupe who taught her at school. She went to Perry's Corner, and also what was known as Hallman's School, which we all attended. This would be after 1860 sometime as she was born 1856.

The Charlie Shupe was related to her and came from Niagara Peninsula (the Twenty's) I think Shupe may have been spelled Shoup or Shoop. Those are likely the same name. I don't know where the Holm's came in. There are Holm's in Roseville, also Hespeler. I don't know of any history of the Shupe Family being made. I remember uncle Menno saying that some Shupe from one of the Western States was thinking of writing up the family but never heard any more about it."1a

1aBranch Notes, Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society Vol. 6 No. 1 
Charles Shupe
 
27643 Daniel Shupe, "was married to Elizabeth Fordney. They resided on a farm in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where he was accidentally killed by a team running away, in July, 1842, and she died of fever in November, 1842. To them was born a family of seven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Shupe
 
27644 David Shupe, "sixth son of old John Shupe, was married to Polly Schaefer. They resided in Huron County, Ontario, where both died, leaving a large family but names of only three were received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David Shupe
 
27645 Elias Shupe, "resides at Port Elgin, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby


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In 1851 Elias was a widower living in Waterloo Township. 
Elias Shupe
 
27646 Elizabeth Shupe, "was born December 21st, 1852. She is married to George Eby, a farmer. They reside near Ayton P.O., Ontario, and have the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shupe
 
27647 Elizabeth Shupe, "was born September 29th, 1846. She is married to Wendel Honsberger, a farmer. They reside in Michigan and have a family of eleven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shupe
 
27648 Elizabeth Shupe, "was married to a Mr. Derry."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shupe
 
27649 Emily Shupe, "resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was married to a Mr. Hilborn."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Emeline "Emily" Shupe
 
27650 Euphraim Shupe, "used to live on the old "Shupe Farm" near Freeport but moved away some years ago and no one could give me any information of his whereabouts."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ephraim Shupe
 
27651 Bishop George Shupe, "was born December 25th, 1788. He was married to Elizabeth Scheirich who was born May 26th, 1795, and died June 21st, 1866. They resided in Wilmot Township, near New Dundee, where he died April 29th, 1870. To them was born a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Bishop George Shupe
 
27652 George Shupe, "was born April 6th, 1855. He is married to Elizabeth Becker. They reside on his father's old homestead, near New Dundee, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George Shupe
 
27653 Hannah Shupe, "was born August 10th, 1850. She is married to Eri Shrigley, a farmer. They reside near Kurtzville, Perth County, Ontario, and have the following family"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shupe
 
27654 Isaac Shupe, "the eldest, died September 9th, 1849, aged about 1 year."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Shupe
 
27655 Isaac Shupe, "resides in New Market, Ontario."1a

1a\bBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Death of Mr. Isaac Shupe.
The following regarding the death of Mr. Isaac Shupe was accidently omitted last week.
After an illness of several months, Mr. Isaac Shupe passed away on Sunday morning, May 23rd, 1909, at his residence on Simcoe street, in his 74th year. Deceased was born at Waterloo, Ont., and came to Newmarket 40 years ago. From the manufacturer's point of view he was regarded as one of the best selling agents in Canada. Not long after coming to Newmarket he married Miss Anne Thieresa Prest who with three daughters-Mrs. S. A. Proctor, Rossi and Pauline-and three sons-Frank, Claude and Robert, survive. In the early eighties Mr. Shupe, together with his brother-in-law, Mr. Robert D. Prest, went to Moose Jaw, Sask., and opened up the first hotel there known as "The Moose" but owing to the many difficulties in getting supplies into a new unsettled country, they only remained a short time, and after selling out returned to Newmarket. Mr. Shupe then moved with his wife and family to Brandon, Man., where he engaged in the hotel business again for four years and after the rebellion of 1885, settled in Parkdale, but not long afterwards gravitated to the old home-town, Newmarket, where he family have since resided while he continued the agency business all over Ontario and Quebec.
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and owing to the very low condition of Mrs. Shupe, was conducted privately by Rev. J. W. Blackler, rector of St. Paul's church. The pall-bearers were the three sons also Messrs. S. A. Proctor, H. V. Denne and C. Lloyd. Those from a distance were Dr. and Mrs. McQueen, Freelton; Mr. Charlie Lloyd, Stratford; Mrs. Thorpe, Philadelphia, Pa.; and the following from Toronto: --Mrs. Ferson, Mrs. E. Plaxton, Mrs. P. E. Durst, Miss Sykes, Mrs. E. Clark, Mr. Nash, Mr. E. A. McKenzie. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sleigh. The remains were interred in the Newmarket Cemetery.2a

2a\bNewmarket Era 4 Jun 1909 
Isaac S. Shupe
 
27656 Jacob Shupe, "was born in April, 1795, and was married to Eva Scheirich who was born November 16th, 1799, and died July 13th, 1841. They resided in Wilmot Township, a little west of New Dundee, where he died. To them was born a family of eight children, namely:... No information in regard to old Jacob's family further than names of children has been received with the exception of Samuel and Jacob."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shupe
 
27657 Jacob Shupe, "was born June 19th, 1822. He was married, February 7th, 1849, to Sallie Ann Master who was born February 26th, 1833. They resided in Washington, Oxford County, for many years but at present reside in the town of Galt. Mr. Shupe in his younger days followed carpentering and building but now he is engaged as a pattern maker. His family consisted of two sons.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shupe
 
27658 CYPHERING FOLIO, CONTAINING FRAKTUR DRAWINGS, BY WATERLOO COUNTY PIONEER JOHANNES SCHUPP (JOHN SHUPE), 1821 John Shupe
 
27659 John Shupe, "Among the early pioneer settlers of this county was old John Shupe. He was a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to which place his grandparents had moved from the Palatinate, Germany, as early as 1715 if not earlier. Mr. Shupe was born in 1759. When a young man he was married to Elizabeth Diefenbach. In 1801 he, with his wife and family moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, on the east bank of the Grand River, near Freeport, where he died November 8th, 1812, and she died March 21st, 1825. To them was born a family of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shupe
 
27660 John Shupe, "was born October 5th, 1784. He was married to Elizabeth Munson. They resided on the old "Shupe Farm" at Freeport where he died April 15th, 1861. Their family consisted of three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shupe
 
27661 John Washington Shupe, "was born in Washington, (Mr. J. Washington Shupe was the first child born in Washington after it had received its name and was added to the list of post offices for Upper Canada, now Ontario) November 18th, 1849, and died December 9th, 1881, of an injury received in a sawmill. On July 21st, 1874, he was married to Mandana Morse. They resided near St. Thomas, Ontario, where he was engaged as a carpenter. His family consisted of three children, namely:...The widow is again married to Samuel Fordney and resides in Plattsville, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Washington Shupe
 
27662 The death of Mrs. Lucinda Allison (mother of the editor of the Maple Leaf) at Arthur last week at the age of 78 years, removes one of Waterloo township's early pioneers. She was a daughter of John Shupe, who lived for sixty years on the old homestead just up the grand river from Freeport and who died in 1860. Her grandfather, Adam Shupe, came from Pennsylvania with the first settlers, in about 1800, and his was the first burial in Berlin. Through her father's numerous brothers she was connected with many of the old families who came from Pennsylvania and whose descendants are still numerous and prosperous in Waterloo, many of them being personally acquainted with her. In 1841 she was, married to Wheeler Green (brother of Jonah Green, who still lives, hale and hearty, 85 years old, just north of Preston). Twenty years after her husband's death she was again married to A. B. Allison who died at Gorrie last spring. Her other children are Wm. Green, at Harvey, Ill.; Isaiah Green, at Arthur, and Mrs. George Green, at Wingham.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, April 4, 1901

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Lucinda "Lucy" Shupe
 
27663 Magdalena Shupe, "is married to Abraham Stauffer. They reside in Michigan where he was engaged in farming. No information in regard to his family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shupe
 
27664 Mary Shupe, "is married to Benjamin Bechtel, son of old Jacob Bechtel of Blair. No information in regard to this family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shupe
 
27665 Mary Shupe, "was married to a Mr. Sauvery. They resided near Preston, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shupe
 
27666 SHUPE - At Sherkston on Wednesday evening, May 5, 1937 Merner B. Shupe, in his 70th year. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence to Grace U.B. Church for service. Interment Old Mennonite Cemetery, Sherkston.

WELLAND TRIBUNE, MAY 7, 1937 
Merner Shupe
 
27667 Gravestone of Moses Shupe Moses Shupe
 
27668 Moses Shupe, "is married to Charlotte Fischer. They reside in Kansas where he follows farming. No report in regard to family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses Shupe
 
27669 Peter Shupe, "was born January 12th, 1852. He is married to Veronica Shantz. They reside on his farm near Shantz Station, formerly owned by John Shafer, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consisted of two children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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PETER SHUPE DIED LAST NIGHT - RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

Character well known in City and surrounding district for his diary and singing school work died suddenly.

A genuine link with the history of Kitchener and Waterloo County for the past 60 years and more was broken last night at Toronto when Peter Shupe, compiler of his now famous diary, and veteran singing school teacher, died as a result of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman in Toronto. The late Mr. Shupe suffered spinal and head injuries in a fall two or three years ago and since then has not been in good health although he was confined to his bed for less than two weeks prior to his death. He was in his 79th year.

The deceased songster was very well known in the county, due largely to the numerous singing schools, an institution which has practically died out now, which he conducted. This special interest also carried Mr. Shupe into the surrounding counties and into the districts Vineland, Stouffville and Markham. He was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church and for years was superintendent of the Sunday School at the Bethany Mennonite Church in this city. He retired from this position prior to his removal to Toronto 12 years ago, but continued as song leader both in the Sunday School and at the Church services until his departure from the city.

Another feature which made the late Mr. Shupe well known was his diary which he faithfully kept from the time he was a young man. For many years it has been a monthly feature of local newspapers which was read with much interest by thousands.

The deceased was rather a picturesque fellow with his snow white hair and beard and his cherry, jovial diposition. He always had a word of cheer for everyone he met. He is survivied by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman of Toronro. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at the Bethany Mennonite Church, this City at 2:30 and thence to the Breslau Mennonite cemetery for internment.2a

2aKitchener Daily Record July 30,1930 pg. 1.

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PETER SHUPE PASSES AWAY IN TORONTO

Seized with heart attack. Widely known for diary and as singing teacher.

Peter Shupe, a former resident of Kitchener and widely known in Waterloo County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman, Toronto, on Tuesday night following a heart attack. He was in his 79th year. Mr. Shupe was best known for his interesting diary which he compile from the time he was a young man and published in the Chronicle from time to time, and read by thousands. He was also well known throughout the County as a singing school teacher and for many years trained classes not only in this county but in Vineland, Stouffville, Markham and other places. He was of a genial and cherry disposition and made a wide circle of friends.

The late Mr. Shupe suffered a fall about two years ago, injuring his spine and head. He was confined to bed for the past two weeks. He was a devoted and active member of the Mennonite Brethern in Christ Church, being Sunday School Superitendent of the Bethany Church in Kitchener for many years, resigning on moving to Toronto some twelve years ago.3a

3aWaterloo Chronicle July 31, 1930 p. 1. 
Peter Shupe
 
27670 Rebecca Shupe, "resides at Scotland P.O., South Dakota, U.S. She was married to a Mr. Stafford."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Shupe
 
27671 died in infancy Samuel Shupe
 
27672 Samuel S. Shupe, "was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, October 25th, 1824. He was married to Nancy Erb who was born March 6th, 1813, and died July 6th, 1889. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, until her death when he moved to Berlin where his daughter, Catharine, kept house for him till his death which took place December 7th, 1889. To them were born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel S. Shupe
 
27673 Sallie Shupe, "was married to Levi Clemens. They reside at Moline, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Shupe
 
27674 Vera Shupe, "born March 28th, 1893."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Vera Shupe
 
27675 Veronica Shupe, "was married to Joseph Burkholder. They reside in Michigan where he was engaged in farming. No information in regard to family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shupe
 
27676 Wellington Shupe, "was born in St. George, Brant County, Ontario, February 20th, 1854. He is married to Sarah Isabella Rosenberger. They reside in Galt, Ontario, where he is engaged with Goldie & McColluch as a mechanist. To them are born three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wellington Shupe
 
27677 Frances A. Shupe, eldest child of William and Nancy Shupe, was born near Owen Sound, Canada, March 21, 1849, and departed this life September 23, 1921. When a young child she removed with her parents to Decorah, Iowa, thence to Fillmore County, Minnesota, and later to McIntire, where she met and married Daniel W. Kaiser, of Lime Springs. They spent the better part of their life at McIntire, later removing to Jamestown, North Dakota, where they remained about ten years. From there they removed to Puyallup, Washington, where the deceased met with a great sorrow in the loss of her husband. After returning to McIntire she made her home for a time with her brother, George A. Shupe and family, and with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Sanders, of Fayette, in whose home she remained over two years. On the 12th day of August, 1920, she married Henry Farnam, of Forestburg, South Dakota, from which place her spirit took its flight to the God who gave it. Early in life she felt the need of her Saviour. She was baptised in the faith and united with the Baptist church of McIntire, of which denomination she remained a faithful member. Funeral services were conducted in South Dakota and in Iowa. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Bodenham, from the Baptist church at McIntire, after which the body was laid to rest beside her loved ones on the family lot in the McIntire cemetery."1a

1aNewspaper unknown 
William Shupe
 
27678 Shurley & Dietrich, manufacturers of saws, plastering trowels, &c. Mr. Shurley was born in London, England, in 1834, and has resided here since 1873. Mr. J. C. Dietrich is a native of Ontario County, New York State. Born, 1838, and came here the same year as his partner.1a

1a\b\iIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo\b0, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881


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Shurly & Dietrich, Manufacturers of Saws, Plastering Trowels, Straw Knives, etc. - The history of the "Maple Leaf Saw Works," of which Messrs. Shurly & Dietrich are the proprietors, is a history of what perseverance, thrift, enterprise and ability, can accomplish in a short number of years. This business was started in the year 1874, in a very small way, in a small building, where employment was given to about four or five workmen. These gentlemen worked hard, and built up a reputation for the quality of their goods which brought them increasing custom, which came so rapidly that they had scarcely finished one new building before they had to commence putting up another to meet the requirements of their rapidly developing trade. To-day the works cover an acre of ground, with buildings for factory, boiler house, office and lumber sheds. There is a beauty and finished appearance about the whole of the buildings that is pleasing to look upon. The office is more like a gentleman's private residence than an office to saw works, and there is a well kept lawn, with asphalt walk down centre and hedgerows in front, making a very pleasing picture. In the establishment employment is given to 70 competent and skillful workmen, while the trade of the house extends throughout the entire Dominion, Michigan and the Western States. They manufacture all kinds of saws, plasterer's trowels, straw knives, etc. A 75-horse power engine supplies the motive power to run the machinery, having two boilers, each 65-horse power. Both Mr. Shurly and Mr. Dietrich are natives of Rochester, N.Y., where they were in the same line of business before coming here. They have all the pus, go-aheadiveness, enterprise, pluck and ability of their countrymen, and they richly deserve the eminent success they have achieved. They are among Galt's most honoured and esteemed citizens.2a

2aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

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Reported that he came aboard the ship "Egyptian" in October 1836 and that his parents were John Shurly and Elizabeth Chumley. 
Cosmos John Shurly
 
27679 SHUTKA, Jerry (Jaroslaw)

Of Fairview Menonite Nursing Home, formerly of Hamilton Street, Cambridge, on Wednesday.,Nov. 21, 1999, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Rozalia Habura. Survived by three sisters, Hanna, Magda and Zofia, all of the Ukraine. Predeceased by his parents, Oleksa and Kataryna Shutka. Mr. Shutka was born in Perehynske, Ukraine and had been a resident of the area, since 1950. He was retired from Chicopee Manufacturing Ltd. and was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, this evening (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 582 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 25 Nov 1999 pg B4 
Jaroslaw "Jerry" Shutka
 
27680 SHUTTLEWORTH, Frank

Of Jacob Street, Cambridge, on Tuesday, April 14,1992, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband and friend of Vera Hodgson and dear father of Jean Countryman of Cambridge. Also survived by two sisters, Joan (Mrs. Harry Morris) and Doreen Black, both of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by one grandchild, Joel Countryman. Predeceased by his mother and father, Charles Edward and Margaret Shuttleworth, also two brothers, Ted and Bob. Frank Shuttleworth was born in Workington, Cumberland, England and was a resident of Cambridge, for the past 38 years; a retired stationary engineer from Electrohome; a member of King Street Baptist Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, April 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be conducted at King Street Baptist Church, Cambridge, on Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Apr 1992 pg A7 
Frank Shuttleworth
 
27681 SHUTTLEWORTH, John "Jack"

After a brief illness, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, May 4, 1998, Jack Shuttleworth, in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Lorraine "Micky" McTearnen for 45 years; loving father of Ron and his wife Maggie, Linda and her husband Dave Cation, Brenda and her husband Mike Hubert, Jim and his wife Pam. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Cassie, James, Stefanie, Tracy, Chris, Jaime, Jason, Michael, Lori, Stacy, Sean, Daniel, Jessica and Tommy and by his great-granddaughters, Jessie and Paige; cherished son-in-law of Katherine McTearnen. Survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob and Inge McTearnen, Bill and Rita McTearnen, Pat McTearnen and Brenda McTearnen. Predeceased by his parents, Martin Shuttleworth (1958) and by his mother, Cecilia Tippin (1987). Jack was retired from the Waterloo Regional Police Force, where he worked for 28 years and was known worldwide as the policeman in hip high water in the 1974 flood in Cambridge. Cremation has Taken Place. Respecting Jack's wishes there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Waterloo Regional Police Association and Recreational Centre (Highway No. 97 and Blenheim Road) on Friday, May 8, 1998, at 2:30 p.m.

The Record 5 May 1998 pg B4 
John "Jack" Shuttleworth
 
27682 BRICKER, Nellie May - After a courageous battle with cancer, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday Feb. 22, 1997, Nellie Bricker in her 83rd year. Nellie was the former owner and operator of Schnarr Florist for 25 years. She was also past president of 11th Kitchener Scout Mothers. Cherished wife of the late Russell B. Bricker (1996). Beloved mother of Mary Ann Maltby of Burlington, Wayne and his wife Irene of Brantford, Janet Oswald and her husband Robert of Manitoulin Island, Dianne Lishman and her husband Bob of Kitchener, John and his wife Marilynn of Barrie and Neil of Kitchener; loved grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Beryl Millman and her husband Harvey, Iris Osbourne, both of Kitchener, Harvey Shuttleworth of Collingwood, Ostand Shuttleworth of Tucson, Arizona and Lloyd Shuttleworth and his wife Gloria of California. Predeceased by a brother Sidney; a sister, Phyllis and a son-in-law, Peter Maltby. Friends will be received at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., when funeral services will be held in the chapel. Cremation.1a

1aThe Record 24 Feb 1997 
Nellie May Shuttleworth
 
27683 Emil might have been living in Toronto in 1938 and 1940. Emil Shykolowich
 
27684 Died, In Ayr, on Wednesday, Feb. 18th, 1891, at 6:25 o'clock a.m. Elizabeth Sibbald, Relict of the late Robert Pringle, formerly of the township of Beverley, Aged 75 years, 6 months and 22 days. The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, Bruce Street, on Friday, February 20th, at 2 o'clock p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, Feb.18, 1891.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Elizabeth Sibbald
 
27685 Mrs. Wilbur S. Guthrie

A life-long resident of the Paris area, Mrs. Wilbur S. Guthrie, RR 2, Paris, passed away in Brantford General Hospital on Monday, July 2nd, 1979. She was in her 59th year. The former Mildred Pauline Sibbick, a daughter of the late Earl Sibbick and the former Rheta Clement, she lived at Etonia during her early years. Upon marriage Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie farmed at RR 2, Paris. Mrs. Guthrie was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Paris; the 3-H Club; and former member of Paris Agricultural Society. Surviving besides her husband and mother are two sons, Robert and Bruce of RR 2. Paris; two daughters Mrs. David (Sharon) Young of Paris and Mrs. Nick (Mary Lynn) Schira of Waterford; three brothers, Perry Sibbick of Etonia, Austin Sibbick of Toronto and Jack Cain of Brantford; also eight grandchildren. Resting at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris where funeral service will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Stokes will officiate. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 5 Jul 1979 pg 11 
Mildred Pauline Sibbick
 
27686 Worked with Henry Boehmer George Sibell
 
27687 MRS. HARRY STEEL SR.

PRESTON, Sept. 11— Mrs. Harry Steel, Sr., a resident of Preston for the past 28 years, died at her residence at 8 o'clock last evening following an illness of seven months. Mrs. Steel, during her many years of residence in the municipality, had formed a large circle of friends and word of her passing was received with regret. Born in Northampton, England, deceased came to Canada in 1888 and was married in Sherbrooke Street Methodist Church, Montreal, in February, 1888, to Harry Steel. Residing in that city until 1901, they took up residence in central New York State. Returning to Canada in 1905, they lived in Quebec City until 1914, when they came to Preston, making their home here since that time. On Feb. 22, 1938, Mr. and the late Mrs. Steel marked their golden wedding anniversary. Deceased was a member of the Preston United Church. Surviving is her husband, one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Panabaker, Preston: f our sons, Major H. W. Steel, Camp Borden, Fred Steel, Preston, Ralph Steel, Kitchener and Bert Steel, Galt. One daughter, Florence, predeceased her in June, 1935. Remains are resting at the residence, 866 Queen Street, Preston, from where the funeral will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 11 Sep 1942 pg 17 
Emily Sibley
 
27688 1871 - Rosina Sick is staying with John Meyer. Rosina Sick
 
27689 SIDERSON, Harold - At Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, with family by his side. Harold Siderson, aged 92 years. Harold was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue and had served during the Second World War with the Canadian Army. Loving father of Cheryl and Georges Jansen of Annan, Ont., and Sandra Lee and her husband Michael Mason of Phoenix, Ariz. Grandfather to Ian, Jay, Sean, Jordan and Melissa. Great-grandfather to Sarah, Addison, Corson, Mira, Sierra and Jordan. Dear brother to Irving of Toronto and Lillian Weiss of Waterloo. He will be dearly missed by his loving partner and soulmate, Thelma Kennel, who was his constant companion and care-giver throughout his illness. Predeceased by his parents, Samuel Siderson and Dora Zimmerman; his wife, Eleanor (1998). Funeral service will be on Thursday at 2 p.m. from Beth Jacob Synagogue with Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig officiating. Interment will be in Beth Jacob Cemetery. Donations to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be made through Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 519-745-9495.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record - Aug. 12, 2009 
Harold Siderson
 
27690 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Kenneth Sidwell
 
27691 Siebert.- Clayton, 98, Kitchener, Ont., died Sept. 11. Spouse: Mabel Weber Siebert (deceased). Parents: Edward and Wilhelmina Siebert (deceased). Survivors: children Margaret Hoffmann, Joyce Rooney, Sharon; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 14 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener.1a

1aThe Mennonite, October 16, 2001, page 13, Vol. 4, No. 39. 
Clayton Herbert Siebert
 
27692 THALER, Edna May (nee Siebert) - Passed away peacefully, at Pinehaven Nursing Home in Waterloo, on Thursday, January 29, 2004, at the age of 90 years. Edna Thaler of Pinehaven Nursing Home, formally of St. Jacobs and RR1, Breslau. Edna was predeceased by her beloved husband John in 1976. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Marjorie of Bloomingdale, Herbert and his wife Helen of RR1, Breslau, Nancy and her husband Irvin Hollinger of Elmira. Proud and loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Edna is also survived by her sister-in-law Yetty Siebert and sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Bud Clair. Predeceased by her sisters Irene Snider and Elsie Siebert and brothers Clayton, Stanley and Lloyd Siebert. Edna was a longtime member of St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kitchener, where she was involved with the Quilter's Group. She loved spending time quilting and working in the garden. Friends are invited to share their memories of Edna with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Edna's life and faith will be held at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Benton Street in Kitchener on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 1 p.m., with Pastor Shirley Ruller officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Following the interment, friends are invited to join the family in the church hall for fellowship and refreshments. In Edna's memory, donations may be made to the Golden Hour at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church or the Gideons Bible Society and can be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com1a

1aThe Record 30 Jan 2004 
Edna Mae Siebert
 
27693 KRAFT, Frances -- After a couragous battle with cancer, on Thursday, August 21, 1997 at her residence, RR 4, Pembroke, Frances was formerly of Kitchener and was born 57 years ago, in Petersburg. Dear daughter of Leland and Marcella Siebert of Petersburg; beloved wife of Don Kraft, whom she married August 19, 1961; loving mother of David and his wife Jill and Trevor, all of Kitchener, and Elaine and her husband Bob Vancoillie of New Hamburg, sadly missed by her grandchildren, Katie, Jani, Joey, Nicole and Michael. Also remembered by her sister Jean and her husband Nyle Eby of Kitchener. Also missed by her Brother-in-law, Vern and his wife Ann Kraft, Owen and his wife Norma Kraft, Maynard Rosenberger; sisters-in law, Dorothy Kraft, Adelaine and her husband Jim Hieronimus and Betty Kraft, all of Kitchener. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St. , New Hamburg, today (Saturday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. The funeral service will take place on Sunday, August 24, 1997 at St. James Lutheran Church, New Dundee at 2 p. m. with Pastor Delton Glebe officiating. Interment to follow in Wilmot Centre Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 22 Aug 1997 
Frances Elaine Siebert
 
27694 SIEBERT, Leland (Lee) -- Died suddenly on Wednesday , March 25, 1998 at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kirchener, Lee Siebert, of RR 2, Petersburg.He was born in Wilmot Township, 84 years ago, a son of Charles and Francis (Hilgartner) Siebert. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, New Dundee. Lee was a member of Mannheim Crokinole Club and a member of the Seniors of Petersburg.Beloved husband of Marcella (Cressman) whom he married 60 years ago on February 12, 1938. Loving father of Jean and her husband Nyle Eby of RR 2, Kitchener and Frances Kraft who predeceased him August 21, 1997 and her husband Donald Kraft of RR 4, Pembroke. Ever remembered by his grandchildren, Ron, Rany, Doug, Elaine and Trevor and 11 great-grandchildren; dear brother of Richard and Alice Siebert of RR 2, Baden and Marjorie Schiedel of Kitchener. Special friend of Pat and Allan Calder of New Hamburg. Lee was a;so predeceased by a brother-in-law Wilfred Schiedel.Friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, Friday March 27, 1998 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Saturday transfer will be made to St James Lutheran Church, New Dundee for the service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Brian Wilker officiating. Burial to follow in Wilmot Centre Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 26 Mar 1998 
Leland Siebert
 
27695 SIEBERT, Stanley George Jacob

Of Main Street, Ethel, Ont., passed away, peacefully, at Listowel Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at the age of 95 years. Stanley was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Listowel. Dearly loved father of Sandra and her husband Kenneth Kraemer of Linwood and Ross and his wife Liz of Gads Hill; lovingly rememberedty his grandchildren, Heather and David Cleary, Kimberly Kraemer and Craig Siebert and his wife Jennifer and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Kendra and Katrina. Survived by two brothers, Clayton and Lloyd and his wife Yetti and sister, Edna. Predeceased by his beloved wife Rose Marie (nee Lobsinger) in 1997; his parents, Edward and Wilhelmina Siebert and two sisters, Irene and Elsie. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Fu-neral service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Friday at 11 a.m, with ROI. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery.

The Record 16 Aug 2001 pg B7 
Stanley George Jacob Siebert
 
27696 Fannie Seibert, "was born May 13th, 1862. She is engaged in dressmaking."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Siebert
 
27697 Seifried Harold John - On Saturday, Jan. 15, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, age 78 years. Harold Seifried, of Kitchener, a faithful member of St. Anne's RC Church and an usher for the church. A retired salesman for Baetz Bros. Furniture, serving for over 40 years. Harold was an avid bowler with Inter-city and an avid ball player. Son of the late John Seifried and the former Mary Kieffer. Loving brother of Mary of Kitchener and Gerald and his wife Audrey of Hamilton; dear brother-in-law of Audrey Lindner and her husband Ted of Waterloo. Fondly remembered by his nephew, Terry Seifried and nieces, Patricia Turner, Kathy Hudson, Mary Lou Seifried Seal, Joanne Bulkewski and Karen Dick and his great-nieces and great-nephews. Harold was predeceased by two brothers, Carl and Irvin. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, where the family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish vigil for the deceased this evening (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass and committal at St. Anne's RC Church at 11 a.m., Father Bob Stainsby officiating. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 8-41 River Rd. E., Kitchener, N2B 2G3, Canadian Diabetes Association, 910 King St. W., Kitchener N2G 1G4 or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, 911 Queen's Blvd., Kitchener N2M 1B2 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, Tuesday, January 18, 1994 
Harold John Siefried
 
27698 John Siefried

John Siefried, 60, died today at his residence, 210 Lancaster St. East. He had been in failing health for the past two years. Born Aug. 19, 1886, near Maryhill, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Seifried. He attended St. Mary's RC Church and was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Kieffer, whom he married 33 years ago in Maryhill; three sons, Carl and Harold, both at home; Gerald of Hamilton; a daughter, Mary at home; four brothers, George of Cathcart, Charles of Paisley Block, Alfred of Kitchener and Norman of Guelph; and two sisters, Mrs. John (Sarah) Tennant and Miss Alice, both of Chicago. One brother predeceased him three years ago. Funeral service will be held from his residence, on Saturday morning, with prayers at 9:30 a.m., thence to St. Mary's RC Church for requiem high mass at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Remains are resting at the Lippert-Gruhn Funeral Home until Friday at two p.m. when the removal will be made to the residence.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record, April 10, 1947
 
John Siefried
 
27699 HYMAN, Anne Marie - Of Kitchener, passed away, peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday, April 30, 1998, in her 47th year. Wife to Harvey; mother to Debbie, at home, Tammy and her fiance John, Nancy and her husband John Neil and Dan, all of Kitchener; daughter to Willard Siegfried of Kitchener; sister to Leon Siegfried, Billy and his wife Nancy, Michael and his fiancee Sharon, Rose Mary and her husband Larry Schell, Lou Ann and her husband Brian Mohn, Florence and her husband Peter Springall and Carol and her husband Mike Madlinski, all of Kitchener, Mary Beth and her husband Ross Drayton of St. Clements, Eileen Werner of Waterloo, Margie Siegfried of Nova Scotia; six grandchildren, Alyshia, Johnnie, Michael, Bradley, Kyle and Dylan. Predeceased by her mother, the former Elizabeth White, in 1992. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7.9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

The Record 1 May 1998 
Anne Marie Siegfried
 
27700 "The Hespeler Hotel" built in 1847 by Charles Siegle who operated it till 18581a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Carl Frederick "Charles Siegle
 
27701 He was a native of Hassmersheim, Grand Duchy of Baden and had lived for many years in Lexington. Heinrich Siegmann
 
27702 Lived with James P. & Marianne Matheson Eckhardt Siegner
 
27703 Rehberg, Mrs. Gertrude - Mrs. Gertrude Rehberg, 90, formerly of New Hamburg, died Monday at St. Raphael's Nursing Home, Kitchener. She was the former Gertrude Siegner, a daughter of the late Louis Siegner and former Margaretha Hamel. Her husband, Victor Rehberg, died in June 1977. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, and the LCW of the church. She was also a member of the 39 Plus Club in New Hamburg. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wallace (Margaret) Racho of New Hamburg; two grandchildren, Brian and Mrs. Jacques (Barbara) Brousseau, and two great-grandchildren, Michelle and Christopher Brousseau. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Friends were received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg Chapel, 291 Huron St., after 2 pm, Wednesday, until noon Thursday when removal was made to Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, for service and committal at 2 pm, Rev. David Pfrimmer officiated. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent Jan 14 1981 pg 12 
Gertrude Siegner
 
27704 W. V. Siegner Passes Away At Hospital

Prominent Kitchener Business man and former Public School Board Chairman, Walter V. Siegner, 55 of 37 Rusholme Rd. died suddenly at K-W Hospital yesterday. Mr. Siegner was president of the W. V. Siegner Lumber Co. which he organized 28 years ago. He served on the Kitchener Public School Board for eight years from 1934 to 1937 and then 1943 to 1948. Included was service as chairman in 1948.

PROMINENT MASON

Mr. Siegner was a Past President of Kitchener Lions Club of which he was a former member. He was also a member of Mocha Temple Shrine Club, London, Ont., The Valette Prefectory, Twin City Lodge AF and AM and the Kitchener Chapter RAM, No117. Mr. Siegner was a member of the First Church, Christ Scientist. Born June 5, 1897 at Kitchener, he was a son of the late Valentine Siegner and the late Elizabeth Moehm. On June 2, 1920, at Kitchener, he married Emma Louise Schneider.

FUNERAL MONDAY

Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters Mrs. Leslie (Kathryn Helena) Faichney, Hampstead, Montreal. Caroline Ann at home, one son, John, Kitchener and a brother Oscar, Kitchener. The funeral will be held Monday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Schreider-Sandrock Funeral Home with burial in Woodland cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.1a

1aKITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD Saturday, August 16, 1952 P.3  
Walter Valentine Siegner
 
27705 JANZEN, Anna (Mrs. John W.) - Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Friday, February 18, 2005, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Anna (Siemens) Janzen, in her 56th year, of Elmira. Beloved wife of John W. Janzen. Dear mother of John Janzen and Tonia Boerner of Elmira, Ana and Craig Luke of Nelson, BC, David Janzen and Sarah Janzen, both of Elmira. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Kyle and Elora Luke. Sister of Bill Siemens, Jake, Neil, John, Frank and Agatha, George, Margaret and Bill Janzen, Helen and Bill Thiessen, Tina, Lisa and Collen Parker. Predeceased by her parents, Wilhelm and Margaretha (Peters) Siemens and her son William. The family will receive friends and relatives at Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 12 noon on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 transfer will be made to Elmira Pentecostal Assembly for funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brian Steed and Pastor Peter Wiebe officiating followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 19 Feb 2005 
Anna Siemens
 
27706 SIERADZKI, Joseph

October 10, 1921 - November 26, 2010 In his 90th year. Joseph died peacefully in his sleep, at home, with his wife of 60 years, Idella at his side. Survived by his wife Idella (Siminoski), daughter Susan Sieradzki, her husband Michael Jones and their children Peter and Melissa of Barrie and his son Brian Sieradzki and Lynn Orton of Cambridge. Also survived by his sister-in-law Jeanette Trojnar of Oakville and brother-in-law Ferd Siminoski of Edmonton. Joseph has been cremated and interred with his infant son Mark Joseph (1955) in St. Clement's Cemetery. Joseph was a member of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church and a retired employee of Butler Metals. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Phil Sherlock at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church (745 Duke Street, Cambridge, ON). Thank you to the wonderful staff of the Community Care Access Centre. Donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Medical Daycare Clinic. Arrangements entrusted to Barthel Funeral Home , Cambridge (519-653-3251).

Waterloo Region Record 30 Nov 2010 
Joseph Sieradzki
 
27707 Mrs. H. W. Makcrow Laid to Rest
Largely attended funeral service for Sarah Ann Siseman, relict of Henry William Makcrow, well-known Preston resident for the past 40 years who died at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning was conducted at St. Paul's United Church yesterday afternoon by Rev. J. H. Herlihey. Numerous beautiful floral tributes also bespoke esteem in which deceased was held in the community. In her 78th year the late Mrs. Makcrow had been ailing for 21 years and had been confined to hospital seriously ill for a month prior to her death. A native of Reigate, Surrey, England, she came to Canada in 1913, residing for a short time in Galt and for the past 40 years in Preston.
A staunch member of St. Paul's United Church the deceased was past president of the Golden Rule Bible Class and a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, while she was also past president of the Daughters of England. Her husband predeceased her in 1938.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. C. Losey at home, Mrs. Joseph Stewart of Preston, Mrs. W. Bryce of Doon, Mrs. Cecil Hurst of Toronto and Margaret at home; three sons, Robert James of Hespeler, Charles of Preston, Henry of Hespeler. Two brothers, Jack Siseman of Australia and William Siseman of England, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. A sister and three brothers predeceased her.
The Daughters of England, in tribute to their former president, conducted a funeral service at the Stager-Pass Ltd. funeral home at 1:30 yesterday afternoon and formed a guard of honor at the funeral home and also at church accompanied by the Women's Missionary Society.
Interment took place in the Preston cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Ernest Thompson, Charles Thompson and Stanley Hall of Galt; William and Robert Makcrow of Hespeler; and Harry Elding of Preston. 
Sarah Ann Sierman
 
27708 Sierzputowski, Janusz

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on January 15, 2016, at the age of 64. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 10:30am - 11:00am, followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Parklawn cemetery. 

Unknown Paper 
Janusz Sierzputowski
 
27709 Joseph is reported to have been born in Durlinsdorf, Haut-Rhin, Alsace Lorraine, France, documentation needed. Franz Joseph "Joseph" Siess
 
27710 Franklin Sievenpiper of 27 Chapel St. died today at St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 86. Born near Cayuga, he had lived in the Twin Cities for more than 60 years. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and had been a funeral director, formerly employed with the Kitchener Furniture Co., and the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home. Later, he worked at the Doon Twines Ltd., retiring in 1962. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lottie Becker in February, 1963. Surviving are two sons, Morgan, Kitchener and Perlous, Riverside, Calif., and one daughter, Mrs. Idella Leahy, Kitchener, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Ira, in 1954. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Sunday where Rev. F. W. Zinc will conduct a service Tuesday at 2 p.. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, March 6, 1971 
Franklin "Frank" Sievenpiper
 
27711 1901 Berlin Census - Minnie is a lodger in the home of Isaac and Magdelena Shanta Minnie Sievenpiper
 
27712 THOMPSON, Sharon Beatrice \emdash After a lengthy illness, at K-W Hospital, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 1989, Sharon Thompson, in her 46th year. Dearly loved wife of Brian Thompson of Kitchener; dearest mother of Christopher William and Sean Charles, both at home; dear daughter of Beatrice Sievenpiper of Kitchener and the late Charles Morgan Sievenpiper. Loving sister of Carol (Mrs. George Hadland), Larry and his wife Diane Sievenpiper, Wayne Sievenpiper, Brenda (Mrs. Earl Reinhart), all of Kitchener, Linda (Mrs. Gordon Butterfield) of Missis-sauga, Jerome Seivenpiper and his wife Sherri of Ottawa. Sharon will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S. (at Westmount Road), Kitchener, on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 3 p.m., Deacon Phil Tremblay, CR, will officiate. Cremation. Sharon Beatrice Sievenpiper
 
27713 Lived with George Specht also a cooper. Frederic Siford
 
27714 Sights, Carl Sergeant. Belonged to the U.S. Army and enlisted with the 34th Battalion at Galt, January 12, 1915. He was born in the U.S.A. and his next of kin is Mrs. Evelyn Sights, 75 Lincoln Avenue, Galt. Anglican. He was killed in action.

Kitchener Public Library '96 Soldier Information Card Collection '96 World War One 
Carl Sights
 
27715 Eudora is listed as boarder in the family of Ernest and Elisa Stebbing on the 1901 Berlin census. Eudora Sillner
 
27716 In Galt, on the 27th inst., Edith Isabella, daughter of E. Sills, aged 15 months and 7 days.

Galt Reporter Aug 30 1878 pg 3 
Edith Isabella Sills
 
27717 SILVA, Joao Medeiros

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Joao Silva, age 74, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side. Survived by his cherished and loving wife Eduarda, son Paul (Heather) of Cambridge, two sisters Maria do Rosario Medeiros, and Maria da Luz (Dinis) Couto. Predeceased by his parents the late Luis Botelho and Jacinta Medeiros. Sisters; Maria Correia, Hortencia, Maria dos Anjos, brothers; Manuel Silva and Joe Silva. Predeceased by his in-laws, Manuel Pereira and Maria Conceicao Pereira and sister-in-law, Lucy Pereira. Survived by Joe Pereira (Maria do Carmo) of Sao Miguel, Azores, Carlos Pereira (Rosa), Lizete Medeiros (Nick), Victor Pereira (Idalina), Frank Pereira (Mary Joe), Tina Rodrigues, Manuel Pereira (Cremilde), Eduardo Pereira (Lisa), Don Pereira (Linda) and Edmundo Pereira (Belle). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joao was employed by Arriscraft for 36 years. He also spent two years of military service in India. Rested at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family received friends on Friday, October 5, 2012. Rosary was recited and Mass of Christian Burial, was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Interment followed at Parklawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank the medical and allied staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, as well as ParaMed Home Care staff.

Cambridge Times 10 Oct 2012 
Joao Medeiros Silva
 
27718 FURTADO, Maria (nee Silva)

Peacefully, at Hilltop Manor, Cambridge, on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the age of 81. Loving and devoted wife of the late Cirino Furtado (2011). Loving mother of Carl and his wife Debbie and Joe and his wife Beverley. Special grandmother of Chad (Lisa), Shawn (Caleigh), Alicia (Adam) and great-grandmother of Logan. Maria will also be sadly missed by her brothers; Fernando, Jorge both of Cambridge, Jose of California and Manuel of Azores. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Ambrose R.C. Church, Chalmers St. S. (at South St.), Cambridge, on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 5 Dec 2012 
Maria Silva
 
27719 Sousa, Maria

It with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Maria Sousa at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the age of 76. Dear wife of Manuel and beloved mother of Teresa da Costa (Antonio), Manuel Moniz (Adriana), Maria da Luz Oliveira (Jose), Adriana Silva (Silvino), Alda Camara (Tony), Rose Sousa and Durval Sousa (Dina). Loving grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Bento and Victoria da Silva and 3 brothers and 1 sister. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Unknown Paper 
Maria Silva
 
27720 SILVEIRA, Jose B.

Born in Sao Jorge, Açores on December 28, 1937, passed away peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the age of 73. Beloved husband of 50 years to Maria. Loving father to Olga (Derek Smith). Loving grandfather to Nicole, Alyssa, (Laura and Emilie). Loving brother to Manuel (Regina), Fatima (Joao Maciel), Joao (Alice). Brother-in-law to Lenor (Cosmo Maciel), Elias Oliveira (Ana), Judith (Joao Bettencourt), Leocadia (Miguel Soares), Georgina (late Manuel Silveira), Fatima (Helio Oliveira), Dora (Tony Amaral), Jose Oliveira (Eva), Jorge Oliveira (Evelina), Filipe Oliveira (Gorette) and the late Angelo Oliveira. Son-in-law to Mariana (late Antonio Oliveira). Son of the late Joao and Laurentina Silveira. Will be sadly missed by many nephews and nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial, was recited at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, on Monday, May 9, 2011. Interment was held at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 10 May 2011 
Jose B. Silveira
 
27721 SILVEIRA, Jose Gomes

1927 - 2013. Of Cambridge, passed away peacefully, at the Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, in Cambridge, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the age of 86. Predeceased by his first wife Maria de Lourdes. Husband of 19 years to Maria Adelaide Amaral, cherished father of Ilda Salamon (Paul), Frank Silveira and Edward Silveira (Ana). Devoted grandfather of Carly, Katherine, Kayla, Sheldon, Marlena and Nelson. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home chapel, at 8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial, will be recited at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin Street South, Cambridge on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 11am. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 17 May 2013 
Jose Gomes Silveira
 
27722 Event Description: Fits Anny Sim
 
27723 C. Fraser Elliott, David Sim Become Deputy Ministers

C. Fraser Elliott, K.C., commissioner of income tax, and David Sim. commissioner of excise, have been appointed to full rank of deputy ministers for the Department of National Revenue. Hon. Colin Gibson, minister of national revenue, announced today that an order-in-council has been passed covering the appointments. Mr. Elliott becomes deputy minister of national revenue for taxation and Mr. Sim deputy minister of national revenue for customs and excise. Mr. Elliot entered the government service in 1919 and for the past 11 years has been commissioner of Income tax and succession duties. Mr. Sim was appointed private secretary to the minister of national revenue In 1927 and was appointed commissioner of excise in 1934.1a

1aOttawa Citizen 28 Jul 1943

____________

Nation Revenue Deputy David Sim Retires Jan. 5

The last deputy minister appointed by Rr. Hon. R. B. Bennett is retiring on Jan 4. He is David Sim deputy minister of nation revenue (customs and excise)

When he was appointed 31 years ago, he was only the eighth man to occupy the post since confederation, but in his 31 years he has served under 12 ministers.

There was no pressure on Mr. Sim to retire. He was 65 last May, but it has been his inflexible policy in the department that retirement is mandatory at 65 years and six months. "And I'm not going to break that policy for myself." he said "Besides I think it is a good thing it make room for the ones on their way up. When a top post is vacated there are a lot of people who get promotions."

Away from the daily pressure of decisions to be made. Mr. Sim figures on a lot of golfing, curling and fishing and doing a lot of reflective thinking. He has some altruistic ideas but he's not telling what they are right now.


Fourth career

There have been reports that Mr. Sim might go into politics. No so, he said "I'll have fourth career but it won't be in politics." His first career was in the army (as a bugler at 16. then in the band, then in the trenches), his second with a bank and trust company, his third as public servant. The fourth your guess.

Mr. Sim recalled that at one time he used to learn to play a new instrument each year. Now perhaps he'll take up the few he has missed.

His interests are many. He is a past president of Ottawa Rotary Club, the Rideau Curling Club, the Canadian Club of Ottawa and Five Lake Fishing Club.

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Canada when 12 years old, his family setting at Kitchener then Berlin. He enlisted in the army in 1915 in 1927 came to Ottawa as private secretary to the late Hon. W. D. Euler, minister of national revenue.

Vigorous health

Mr. Sim said all this friends (for most of them) are in Ottawa and he intends to stay here. He is blessed with vigorous health. There are compensations to being a deputy minister, said Mr. Sim. It is a great thing to be able to sit in the Commons gallery and to hear a minister say he's reached a conclusion. "And he uses your words to tell what the conclusion it. It a vicarious satisfaction."

Mr. Simi doesn't bridle a the word bureaucrat. There must of necessity be a bureaucracy and the good bureaucrat is indispensable.

"The country needs both the politician and the bureaucrat." he said. "The politician has his antennas out for public sentiment in a way that the civil servant does not."

Other there are conflicts of opinion on policy and administrative matters between ministers and their deputies.

"We recognize who has the last word and when the minister says this is it, then what we say is that if that is the way it is to be, this is the way it should be done."2a

2aOttawa Citizen 17 Dec 1964

 
Deputy Minister David Sim
 
27724 Sim, Edward "Ted" - At A.R. Goudie Eventide Home, Kitchener, on Monday, November 10, 2003, Ted died after a long and fulfilling life. He was 89. Beloved husband of the late Martha (Schmidt), who predeceased him September 7, 1994. Loved father of Marilyn and her husband Bob Bennett and Margaret and her husband Phil Little of Waterloo. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Michael, David and Liz, Christine and Terry, Scott and Cynthia and Andrew and Jacky; Papa Ted to his great-grandchildren, Olivia, Andrew, Tiana, Carly and Jonathan. Brother of Doug and his wife Elsie of Cobble Hill, B.C., Jock and his wife Dorothy of London and George of Waterloo. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Winnifred Sim of Largo, Fla., Elsie Hertzberger of Waterloo and Milt Schmidt of Boston. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen Wilson and Robert Sim; brothers, Robert and Jim and sister-in-law, Idella Sim. Ted was a member of Calvary Memorial United Church in Kitchener and was retired as grounds superintendent from the former Mutual Life Assurance Company where he worked for 42 years. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ted with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Friday, November 14, 2003, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. A service to celebrate Ted's life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, November 14, 2003 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. In Ted's memory, donations to The Salvation Army or Calvary Memorial United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com. Following the committal service at the cemetery, friends and relatives are invited to the Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit with the family.

The Record, November 11, 2003 
Edward "Ted" Sim
 
27725 Again, however, not everyone returned from battle. Having trained with the COTC on campus, Craig Alles joined the Scots Fusiliers of Canada on July 29, 1942. Alles participated in the liberation of Holland, but was killed in action on April 12, 1945. On September 6, 1944, Major Gordon Drummond Sim was killed in action in France, leaving behind his wife, Mildred Elizabeth Sim.1a

1aThe Cord Weekly 9 Nov 2005

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MAJOR C. D. SIM KILLED IN ACTION


Major Gordon Drummond Sim was killed in action on September 6, while serving with the Highland Light Infantry. He was a son of David Sim Sr., and the late Mrs. Sim. The young officer attended Kitchener public schools and the K-W Collegiate where he was president of the Student's Council and premier of the Ontario Older Boys' Parliament. A graduate of the Ottawa Normal School, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the U. of W.O. in June 1937. Previous he had attended Waterloo College during the years 1934-37 where he was noted for his scholarly and efficient work. He married Miss Mildred Roedding who was also a member of the Kitchener public school staff. Later Major Sim taught in the public and continuation schools at Ottawa where he enlisted with the Highland Light Infantry on July 12, 1940. He was sent overseas in the following year. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church and choir, and taught in the Sunday School. He is survived by his wife, his father, five brothers, and one sister.2a

2aThe College Cord Nov 1944

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Canadian Who Liberated A Village


He accepted the surrender of 2,000 Germans all by himself and marched them back to the Allied lines armed with only a tommy gun.

This Remembrance Day, when the world is torn between remembering the sacrifices of two world wars and visualizing the honors of a possible third, a priest in the quiet French hamlet of Toumai-sur-Dive remembers a happier wartime incident.

Father Launay, in fact, remembers the occasion very well. It was Aug. 21, 1944. The green and usually peaceful countryside of Normandy was in flames. As German armies reeled back from the disaster and carnage of the Falaise Gap with Allied armies in full pursuit, town after town in this picturesque and historic part of France was caught up. in the honors of modern warfare.

Tournai-sur-Dive was one of these. Strong elements of the German 7th Army were entrenched in and around the village. The Allies turned 400 pieces of artillery against this stubborn foe. The shells started to hammer down and they did not choose between Frenchman and German.

The 500 villagers of Tournai-sur-Dive burrowed into the ruins. Father Launay knew he had to stop the fighting or most of his parishioners would die. So at 3 P.M. on Aug. 21, he succeeded in convincing the German major in charge of the village that it was suicide to continue the fight.

A German junior officer volunteered to accompany the priest to the Allied lines to attempt to arrange a cease-fire. They got through the brutal barrage and then encountered advancing Canadian troops.

The Canadians named a single soldier to accompany Father Launay back to Tournai-sur-Dive to accept the sur-render of the Germans. And this is just what happened. The lone Canadian, when he reached the village, accepted the surrender of 2,000 Germans. Father Launay, his village saved, watched the Germans disappear, the Canadian shepherding them with the help of a sub-machine-gun. Then, suddenly, he realized that he had forgotten to ask the name of the soldier who had delivered his village.

For 17 years he tried to locate the Canadian soldier. The surrender which saved the community was commemorated by a panorama in the nearby museum at Laigle, including two wax models \emdash one of the priest and one of the unknown Canadian soldier.

Then, almost 17 years after the incident, the story became known in Canada. And in Kitchener, Ont., reporter pave Green, of the Kitchener-Waterloo News Record, came up with the answer Father Launay was looking for.

Maj. Gordon Sim, a Kitchener school teacher who went to war with the famed Highland Light Infantry, seemed to be the man in question. Sgt. Harvey Knipfel, C. D. Campbell (H.LL adjutant at that time), and other Kitchener veterans recalled that it was Maj. Sim (Susie Sim to his men) who had taken part in the single-handed capture.

But Father Launay and the village of Tournai-sur-Dive will never be able to express their thanks to this Canadian soldier. Two weeks later, as the fighting rolled over the city of Rouen and burst out on to the fields and wooded hills beyond, Maj. Sim, 30, was killed in action.3a

3aWeekend Magazine. Vol. 11 No. 34, 1961

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7 September

Although Major Gord Sim's body was recovered by a patrol, Cpl. Banks body had to be dropped when hidden enemy began firing on them.

It was getting late in the day, but an early summer evening provided enough light for the burial party. From the safety of the battalion's perimeter they set off with the body of Major Sim to a church cemetery in a nearby village named Condette.

Captain Jock Anderson had selected this spot from his map, and in the empty village the jeep parked, after which the funeral party unloaded the body, which was neatly wrapped in a standard grey military blanket on a stretcher. Through a typical high old wall surrounding the church grounds the small procession made their way; there was Jock, Doug Barrie, a piper and four soldiers carrying the stretcher as pallbearers.

By the ancient wall a spot was picked to dig, and it was quiet as they did so, just the sound of shovels churning the earth. Then, Simmy's body was carefully lowered into the shallow grave dug to military standards, to facilitated later recovery, and Jock completed the service. The piper then played a lament which echoed beyond the church grounds and the empty village, while the burial party listened in silence. Long shadows of a late summer day cast over old gravestones, and a newly placed wooden cross. The tune was called Mist Covered Mountains; it was the fulfillment of a request Gord had made to Jock:

"...he said, `I'm either going to get the Victoria Cross or I'm going to die; and I think I'm going to die. So when they bury me, I'd like them to play Mist Covered Mountains. "'

"I marked it on the map where he was buried, " Jock explained, "and showed it to the CO ... and he says, `Padre! What are you doing? We haven't cleared that place yet!"'

It is a depressing affair that the body of Cpl. Banks was left behind as the HLI moved to new positions in the forests surrounding Mont Lambert, just outside of Boulogne. The S.D.G.s, who took over in this area, reported the Free French spotted Germans in the cover of night booby trapping his body; a common practice.4a

4aThe Regimental History of the H.L.I. of Canada, from which quotes will be used below here, on this page, with additions from "Proud Heritage, Vol4", the Regimental history of the Sister regiment: The "Imperial" Highland Light Infantry (from Scotland) - http://pipesforfreedom.com/webtxt/0502THE_HIGHLAND_LIGHT_INFANTRY_OF_CANADA.htm 2014
 
Major Gordon Drummond Sim
 
27726 PYNES-PINOS, Pamela (nee Siminowski)

Died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Lisaard House, in Cambridge, at the age of 51 years. Beloved daughter of Violet Siminowski of Cambridge and the late Casimir Siminowski. Loving mother of Felicia Pynes. Pamela will be sorely missed by her husband, David Paquette, whom were recently married. Cherished sister of Paul Siminowski of Cambridge and Peggy and her husband David DuCharme of Ottawa. Sadly missed by her mother-in-law, Pavla Pinos of Kitchener. A heartfelt thank you to Jack and Pat Kelly and their family, especially, Don and Jackie Aubin for the love and support shown to our family, as well as the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Palliative Care staff and the Lisaard House staff. Predeceased by her first husband, John (Jan) Pinos (1992) and father-in-law, Jan Pinos Sr. Pamela's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, (507 Frederick St Kitchener 749-8467) Monday June 14, 2004 (this evening) from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service for Pam will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, June 16, 2004, at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 14 Jun 2004 pg B5 
Pamela Inez Siminowski
 
27727 John is reportly born in Kleinbill Grand Duchess, Hessen-Darmstad, Germany, documentation needed. Johann Philip "John" Simmermacher
 
27728 Adolph was reportedly born in Lindenau, Aue-Schwarzenberg, Sachsen, Germany, documentation needed. Adolph Simmers
 
27729 Adolph Simmers

PRESTON — Adolph Simmers, 76, of 788 Laurel St., died at his home early today. Mr. Simmers was born in Montreal and lived here for 70 years. He was a pattern maker at Preston Woodworking Company for many years before retiring seven years ago. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, financial secretary of Cambridge IOOF Lodge, the Victoria Encampment of the IOOF and Queen Rebekah Lodge, as well as being a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. His wife, the former Edith Dinsmore, died in 1946. Surviving are three sons, Harold, Robert and Herbert and a daughter, Mrs. Mae Mertz, all of Preston; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Georgina) Rich of Welland: 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home. The funeral will be conducted at St. John's Church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery. Rev. C. E. Ladds of St John's Church will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Jan 1964 pg 15 
Adolph E. Simmers
 
27730 Simmers, George Edward Private. Enlisted early in the war with 29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion of Galt. He was killed in action at Givenchy on June 15, 1915. He went overseas with the 1st Battalion, 1st Division, 1st Contingent. His mother is Mrs. Emma Simmers of Preston. Anglican.1a

1aSimmers, George Edward: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848383/data?n=1 
Private George Edward Simmers
 
27731 MERTZ, Mae

Of Laurel Street, Cambridge, on Saturday, Nov. 20, 1993, at her residence, in her 83rd year. Mae Simmers, dear mother of Donald and Elizabeth (Mrs. Ambrose MacDougall), both of Cambridge: loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: dear sister of Herbert Simmers of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Harold and Robert (Mike). Mrs. Mertz was born in Cambridge (Preston) and lived there all her life. She was a longtime employee of Savage Shoes Ltd.. retiring 17 years ago. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, a Sunday school teacher and choir member. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday) 2-4 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. John's Church, 567 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1993, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Lynn Mitchell officiating. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Nov 1993 pg A11 
Mae Edith Emma Simmers
 
27732 SIMMERS, P. Jackes

Passed away, on Friday, Dec. 7, 1984, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Jackes Simmers, of 202 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Florence Wright and dear brother of Victor of Florida, Joseph of Grimsby and Otto of Peterborough, Charlotte (Mrs. Frederick Laughlin) of Waterloo. Mr. Simmers was predeceased by a brother, Rupert. Mr. Simmers was born in Toronto on February 2, 1908 and was the founder of Simmers, Harper and Jenkins, Law Firm; member of Trinity Anglican Church, Cambridge, member of the Galt Kiwanis, Galt Country Club; was a Mason and Shriner and was the First CO of Air Cadets Squadron 296. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Cambridge, this evening, Monday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Dec 1984 pg D11 
Price Jackes "Jackes" Simmers
 
27733 SIMMERS, Robert (Mike) -- Suddenly, at Toronto Western Hospital, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1990, age 63 years beloved husband of Pat, of Secord Avenue, Kitchener. Dear father of Barbara and her friend Gary Van Every, Cheryl and her husband Jim Fries, Cathy and her husband Randy Theberge and David, all of Kitchener, Also surviving is his sister, Mae Mertz of Cambridge (P) and brother Herb Simmers and his wife Doreen of Brantford and seven grandchildren, Rebecca and Brandon Walters, Jeffrey and Jennifer Fries, Tiffany, Natalie and Ashley Theberge. Mike was a member of the Grand Valley Golf Club. Friends may call at...1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Feb 1990 
Robert Mike Simmers
 
27734 KELLY, Mary Dorothy

On Monday, August 1, 2005, at the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, in her 84th year. Mary Simmons, beloved wile of the late Cyril Joseph Kelly (1991); dear mother of Joseph and Heather Kelly and Robert and the late Christine Kelly. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Susan and Steven, Bradly and Kimberly and two great-grandchildren, as well as sisters, Elizabeth Scott and Edith Le La Cheur. She was predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Margaret Simmons and her sister, Beatrice, as well as three brothers. Mrs. Kelly was born in Hespeler and was a lifelong resident. She worked many years at Stamped and Enamel and American Standard. She was a member of St. Clements parish and a 35 year member and past president of the Preston Legion Women's Auxiliary Branch 126, Royal Canadian Legion. Cremation has taken place. A family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Interment at Park lawn Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge.

The Record 2 Aug 2005 pg B7 
Mary Dorothy Simmons
 
27735 ST. JACQUES, Norene Louise (nee Simmons) - With the love of her family, Norene passed away at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Thursday, August 13, 2009, at the age of 74 years. Loving mother of Shawn Timar and his wife Valerie. Adored grandma to James Berry, Steven Timar, Shane Ross, and Cody Ross. Dear sister of Viviene Williams and her husband Jack; and Aunt of Rodney Brockbank (Nancy), Carolyn Marois (Ed), Marilyn Nelson (Brad). She leaves behind her close friends, Millie, Bob and Mary, Judy and Vivienne. Predeceased by her parents, Homer and Irene Simmons. Norene's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 2 p.m. for Norene's Memorial Service in the Funeral Home Chapel. A reception will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Norene's memorial.

The Waterloo Region Record - Aug. 15, 2009 
Norene Louise Simmons
 
27736 Death came very suddenly to Samuel Simmons on Saturday. He had just entered his home after being in the garden when the final call came, and without warning.

Mr. Simmons was born on Oct. 17, 1843 in Shakespeare, Ontario, Canada. On January 29, 1863, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Curtis. To this union were born 4 children: William, now of Detroit; Rutherford of Smith's Creek; Lottie, Mrs. Lee Edwards; and Dora, the later dying in infancy.

The Simons family resided in the vicinity of Memphis for abt. 30 years, coming to Richmond but a few years since. The funeral services were held from the late home on Main Street on Tuesday at 2 o'clock, Rev. Norman LaMarche conducted them, assisted by Rev. Henry Nankervis of Memphis, who was Mr. Simon's paster for abt. 29 years.

The Review 2 Jul 1915 
Samuel Simmons
 
27737 1851 - Catharine Simon is staying with George Hollinger (1815). Catharine Simon
 
27738 SIMON, David John Passed away peacefully at his home on April 8, 2016. Beloved husband for more than 40 years of Sonja Simon. Loving father to Nancy (Rob Marson), Susan (Derek Daniels), Peggy (Tom Rhodes) and Kate (Jon Hendel). Proud grandfather of Sophia Daniels and Cameron Marson. Dear brother-in-law to Jurgen and Gita Mayke. David was predeceased by his parents, John and Kathleen Simon, and his sister, Christine Croth. David was born April 4, 1941 in Kitchener and, following a career with Hiram Walkers & Sons, retired to his home in Conestogo. David will be missed especially for his quick wittiness and his innate ability to make friends with anyone. We will deeply miss his bigger than life presence and heart. David's family wishes to thank his many friends who provided thoughtful care and fellowship especially these last few weeks; including all of the team members from CCAC. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David's family at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, (519-749-8467) on Monday, April 11, 2016 from 1 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. The memorial service for David will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow. Visit www.henrywalser.com for David's memorial

Waterloo Region Record 9 Apr 2016

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David John Simon
 
27739 Died. An old lady of Eugene, aged 86 years, by the name of Mrs. CHURCH, died on last Monday morning. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning. She was a very respectable old lady, and had many friends who will feel sad when they hear of her death.1a

1aHoosier State Newspaper Thursday, September 26, 1878 
Elizabeth Simon
 
27740 White, Elizabeth - Born June 8, 1916, to Stanislaus and Victoria Simon, Kitchener. Died March 31, 2000, peacefully, in Sunnyside Home after a long and lingering illness. She was predeceased by her first husband, William Brock and second husband, John White. She is survived by her beloved son, William Brock and sisters, Mrs. Pauline Ostrowski of Mississauga and Mrs. Angela Aldworth, Waterloo; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Elizabeth Simon
 
27741 Simon, Emil - On Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1989, at Sunnyside Home, after a brief illness, Emil Simon, formerly of Braun Street, Kitchener, age 95 years. Emil was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and had been very active in church activities. He had been a foreman for the Dominion Button Company until his retirement in 1959. Father of Ronald of Toronto and Mrs. Violet Dorscht of Kitchener. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Dianne Schaller, Janet Leadston, Barbara Lawlor and Bob Simon and six great-grandchildren, Lori Schaller, Sean and David Leadston, Donny Lawlor and B.J. and Scott Simon. Predeceased by his parents; his wife, Hanna in 1965 and one son, Wilfred. He was the last surviving member of his family. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Ronald Leonard officiating. Internment will be in St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery. Donations to St. Peter's Lutheran Church TV Ministry, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario may be made as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, September 28, 1989 
Emil Simon
 
27742 Frank J. Simon - Frank Joseph Simon, 48, of 221 Krug St., died suddenly at his home Sunday. Born Sept. 23, 1913, he worked at B.F. Goodrich and was connected with Twin City baseball for many years. He was a member of St. Anne's RC Church, the Goodrich 20-Year club and the K-W Foremen's Club. Surviving are his wife, Marie (Babs) Tone, whom he married in 1941; his father, Lorentz, two daughters, Margaret and Maureen; three brothers, Joseph and John of Kitchener and Edward of St. Agatha, and two sisters, Mrs. Anthony (Clara) Oshowy of Lemberg, Sask., and Mrs. Emmerson (Helen) Hurley of Kitchener. His mother, the former Mary Lemanski, predeceased him eight years ago. Requiem high mass will be solemnized Wednesday at 9 am in St. Anne's Church with Rev. H.B. Smith officiating. The rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8 pm at the Gruhn Funeral Home. Prayers will be said at 8:30 am, Wednesday at the funeral home.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Frank Joseph Simon
 
27743 Simon, Joseph A. - At Freeport Hospital on Sunday, December 26, 1976, following a lengthy illness, Joseph Aloysius Simon, age 68, of 24 Shanley St., Kitchener. A member of Sacred Heart RC Church. Beloved husband of Mary Dynia; dear father of Mrs. Frank (Josephine) Stepien, Mrs. Ron (Cecile) Hummel, both of Kitchener, Mrs. Barry (Rita) Little of Ottawa, Mrs. Robert (Julianne) Gagnon of Toronto; brother of John of New Dundee, Edward of Kitchener, Mrs. Emerson (Helen) Hurley of Kitchener; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by one brother, Frank, one sister, Clara. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:30 am, followed by a funeral mass at Sacred Heart RC Church at 10 am. Father Edwin R. Lapinski, CR, will officiate. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Joseph Aloysius Simon
 
27744 Simon & Mary have 7 Children Lorentz "Lawrence" Simon
 
27745 Dorscht, Violet E. - At St. Mary's Hospital, on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, surrounded by her family. The former Violet Emma Simon aged 89 years. Violet was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Dear mother to Janet Leadston and Art Werner of Ayr and Diane and her husband Jim Schaller of Kitchener; sister to Ron Simon of Brighton; loving Grandma to Sean Leadston and his wife Lee, David Leadston and Lori Schaller. Predeceased by her parents, Emil Simon and Hannah Warnholz; her husband, Louis in 1995 and a brother, Wilfred Simon. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Friday from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Frank Haggarty and Pastor Eric Reble officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre as expressions of sympathy through the funeral home or email 1057@alderwoods.com.

The Record, April 8, 2004 
Violet Emma Simon
 
27746 imon, Wilfred J. - Tuesday, August 26, 1975, at Scarboro General Hospital, Wilfred J. Simon, aged 56 years of 93 Southampton Drive, Scarborough. Born in Kitchener, he was employed at Consumers and Corporate Affairs, Don Mills; a member of the 63rd Field Battery RCA Association, Guelph. Son of Emil Simon of Kitchener and the late Hannah Warnholz; husband of Alice Brox; father of Robert of Scarboro and Mrs. Danny (Barbara) Lawlor of Bobcaygeon, Ont.; brother of Ronald of Toronto and Mrs. Louis (Violet) Dorscht of Kitchener. Also survived by three grandsons, Donnie, Scott and B-Jay. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, after 7 p.m. today for funeral service and committal in the chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Henry Opperman will officiate. Internment Mount Hope cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, August 26, 1975 
Wilfred J. Simon
 
27747 Suddenly, in Galt, on Saturday evening, 24th inst., at half-past 11 o'clock, William Norval, beloved and only son of George and Mary Simons, aged 4 years and 4 months.

Galt Reporter Aug 30 1878 pg 3 
William Norval Simons
 
27748 In 1834 Andrew's hotel burned and it has been suggested that it was intentional because of the fear that Cholera would once again break out from it when the weather again turned warm. Andrew Simpson
 
27749 Social Gossip

Miss Ella Simpson daughter of Mr. Tindill Simpson, who has been confined to her bed for a couple weeks, is we are glad to state convalescing and will soon be able to be about as usual1a

1aThe Berlin DailyTelegraph 2 Feb 1892 
Ella Simpson
 
27750 Died, In Ayr, on Tuesday morning, May 31st, at 12.30 o'clock A.M., Ellen Simpson, Beloved Wife of George Nicol, Aged 38 Years and 1 Month. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, June 1st, at 4 o'clock p.m., from her husband's residence, Piper St., to the New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Ayr, May 31st, 1887.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Ellen Simpson
 
27751 Frederick Simpson, "was born in Bowne, Michigan, October 15th, 1871. He resides in Lowell, Michigan, and is married to Lena Wilson. They have one child named Lottie."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Frederick Simpson
 
27752 George Simpson, "was born in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, December 21st, 1855. He is married to Lydia Layer and resides at Bowne, Kent County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George Simpson
 
27753 SIMPSON, Howard - Peacefully on Friday, December 7, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital, Howard Simpson of Erbsville. Husband of Mildred (Melitzer) Simpson for 65 years. Survived by three sons, Philip and Valerie Simpson, Gregory Simpson, Craig and Brenda Simpson and by one daughter, Glenda Simpson. Four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter also survive. Brother of Mildred Ruby. Howard was employed at Seagrams, Waterloo for many years. He served overseas in the Second World War with the RCAF. At Howard's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Erbsville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. Howard John Simpson
 
27754 Simpson, Hugh Sergeant. Had enlisted as battalion butcher and rose to the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant. He was overseas nearly three years. He died of wounds in June, 1918 leaving a wife, three daughters and one son who live in Hespeler, Ontario. He was employed by the R. Forbes Company Limited of Hespeler.1a

1aSimpson, Hugh: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 22 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848463/data?n=1 
Hugh Simpson
 
27755 Isaac Simpson, "was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario, March 8th, 1858. He is married to Mary Conlen and resides in Kalkaska County, Michigan, where he is farming. No family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Simpson
 
27756 In Loving Memory Died In North Dumfries, on Monday, April 27th, 1903, at 8 o'clock, P.M., Jessie Simpson. Relict of the late James Linton, Aged 78 years and 7 months. The Funeral Will take place on Thursday, April 30th, at 2 o'clock, P.M., from her late residence, Lot 33, Concession 10, to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Jessie Simpson
 
27757 John Simpson, "was born in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, November 15th, 1863. He is a farmer and resides in Kalkaska County, Michigan, and is married to Libbie Rosenburg. They have two children, Mabel and Maud."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Simpson
 
27758 Built in 1858 by Martin Simpson a boot and shoe maker. Constructed of stone two stories high and covered (1978) in stucco. In 1978 is was listed in very good condition with a much altered entrance. Martin Simpson, Sr.
 
27759 Martin Simpson, "was born in Bowne, Michigan, August 8th, 1868. He is a dry goods merchant, resides in Ionia, Michigan, and is married to Zoa Althen. No family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Martin Simpson
 
27760 Oliver Simpson, "was born in Bowne, Michigan, February 19th, 1865. He is a farmer and resides at Lowell, Michigan. He is married to Clara Rittinger. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Oliver Simpson
 
27761 SIMPSON, Philip Howard Peacefully after an ironhorse battle with mesothelioma at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Philip Simpson of St. George, formerly of Erbsville, is survived and deeply missed by his wife and lifelong dance partner Valerie (nee White), son John Simpson, PhD, daughter Kate, mother Mildred Simpson, sister Glenda Simpson and brothers Craig (Brenda) and Gregory Simpson. Predeceased by his father Howard Simpson (2007). Longtime employee at University of Waterloo and devoted to planes, trains, automobiles and all things mischievous. Cremation has taken place. At Philip's request there will be no visitation or funeral. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation or the Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton. Arrangements entrusted to Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." Mark Twain See you at the fire, Phil Philip Howard Simpson
 
27762 BERLET, Priscilla (Simpson)

A native of St. Clements, Mrs. Priscilla Berlet, 55, of Conestogo, widow of the late Theodore A. Berlet, died at the K-W Hospital Tuesday following a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Simpson. Mrs. Berlet attended St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Conestogo, and was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society of the church. Her husband died in 1935. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Elvera Joyce of Conestogo, two brothers, Edward Simpson of Durham and Henry Simpson of Waterloo, and five sisters, Mrs. Henry Scheifele of Waterloo, Mrs. Sylvestor Wilkin of Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Mrs. William Oberer and Mrs. Henry Berlet, of Kitchener and Mrs. William Thornton of Guelph. The funeral will be held today (Thursday) from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, with Rev. S. J. Wittig of Conestogo in charge of the service. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 24 Feb 1944 
Priscilla Eliza Simpson
 
27763 Susan Simpson, "was born in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, October 29th, 1861. She is married to John Weitz, a farmer. They reside in Lowell, Michigan, and have one child named Allie."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susan Simpson
 
27764 BERLET, Mrs. Susan (Henry) - Peacefully, at Central Park Lodge, to be with her Lord, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 1988, following a lengthy illness, age 97 years.

The former Susan Simpson was born in St. Clements, a daughter of the late Edward Simpson and the former Margaret Braun. Mrs. Berlet was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

Beloved wife of the late Henry Michael Berlet, who predeceased her in 1981. Dear mother of Henry (Harry) E. and his wife Betty, Gerald A., Muriel (Mrs. Jack Koch), Madeline (Mrs. George Tuffin), all of Kitchener, Bernice (Mrs. Ken Rueffer) and Mrs. Gladys Barney, all of Waterloo and Yvonne (Mrs. Tom Henry) of Sault Ste. Marie. Lovingly remembered by her 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She is the last surviving member of her family. Predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 pm today (Monday), continuing until noon on Tuesday, when removal will be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 30 Shaftsbury Drive, Kitchener, for funeral and committal services at 2 pm, Rev. Kenneth Zorn officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Nov 1988 
Susanna Matilda Simpson
 
27765 GUNTHER, Susanne (Sue)

Formerly of Hungerford Road, Cambridge, on Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Susanne Millar Simpson, beloved wife of the late Harold E. Gunther (1966); dear mother of John and his wife Maria of Cambridge; lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Corrie and her husband Bill McKay of Toronto, Sherry-Lynn and Colleen, both at home and two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Justin. Mrs. Gunther was born in Belfast, Ireland and came to Cambridge in 1947, from Toronto. She was a member of Cambridge North Salvation Army Corp., (Hespeler). The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be conducted by Captain M. Tidd at the funeral home on Monday, Jan, 22, 1996, at 1:30 p.m. Interment following in Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 20 Jan 1996 pg A9 
Susanne Millar "Sue" Simpson
 
27766 Lived with George Simpson Walter Simpson
 
27767 (Wilfred Simpson - Note: first part of Obit missing)

…. home at Paradise Lake, near St. Clements, after a lengthy illness. He was 61.

Born in Waterloo, he was a son of Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Simpson of Wellesley and the late Mr. Simpson. He was a member of the Waterloo fire department for many years and then worked at the former Westside Dairy Ltd. In later years he worked part-time for the Waterloo County Works Department.

Surviving besides his mother are his wife, the former Rita Bauman; two sons, Gary, a corporal posted at Canadian Forces Base, Rockcliffe, and Paul at home; a daughter, Mrs. William (Joan) Drysdale of Rothsay, N.B.; a brother Howard of Erbsville; a sister, Mrs. Lorne (Mildred) Ruby of Wellesley, and seven grandchildren.

Besides his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Melvin.

The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home after noon Saturday where Rev. Arthur Horst of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Erbsville, will conduct a service Monday at 2 pm. Burial will be in the Erbsville Lutheran Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Dec 1970 
Wilfred Henry Simpson
 
27768 137 Ontario St. was formerly known as 77 Foundry St. North. William Simpson
 
27769 Fifty-Six Years in the Furniture Business in Berlin

Berlin is the Furniture Centre of Canada ; more Furniture and Better Furniture is made in Berlin than any other section of the Dominion. The Interview comes with added force on the eve of our Cityhood Celebration

An Interview with William (Daddy) Simpson ; known as the Father of the Furniture Industry

Thousands of our citizens for years have noticed a kindly faced, unobtrusive, indeed retiring man around our city; a man who, looks young when his eyes glisten, a man who has to be spoken to before he speaks,\emdash a man who, although quietly happy in the present, seems to be years back in thought. A man now nearly eighty one and yet he has the fire of youth when you come to discuss the old days of 1856 and the inception of the furniture industry in Berlin.

That quiet, genial man is William-known to us all as "Daddy" Simpson\emdash the father of the furniture trade, and the father of many in the furniture trade today. Just to sit an hour and chat with "Daddy" is one of life's reminiscences. It's one of the milestones on life's highway to glean from him the vicissitudes of fifty-six years in Berlin. To live to 'be eighty-one is notable even in a country where longevity is a strong feature of our healthful clime; but to find rank as the founder of an industry that is raising Berlin into the front rank of the Dominion is to be desired by many, and attained by few. "Daddy's" age means something. He created an industry. Age does not always mean a biography or a page in the upbuilding of a town, province or a dominion. Methuselah lived nine hundred and sixty nine years, we are told in the inspired Word, but if he ever said a quotable thing or did a useful one we do not know it. William Simpson came to Berlin in 1856 when it had about 1,200 population. The main street then as now was King Street. It had a few scattered houses and ran from the Waterloo boundary to the Old Mennonite Church. It aimed to be a street of some importance; it put on a bold front but it had big gaps for hundreds of yards where only grass and untenanted lots were awaiting the development of the town.

There were two small furniture factories in those days\emdash the Hoffman Factory stood where the Merchants Bank stands in 1912; Enoch Ziegler owned the second factory which standing in the East end after many ups and downs passed into the hands of the Canada Furniture Company in 1901.

"Daddy" Simpson managed the Ziegler factory for the assignees early in 1856. In the fall of that year, he, with the assignees, formed a company known as the Menno Eby and Co. Factory. For three years they went on the even tenor of their way turning out good substantial furniture. "Furniture to wear" as Mr. Simpson says. They did not seek fancy frills and the many fads in furniture that prevail in these days. Then Mr. Eby retired and it became Simpson and Co; the Company being William Simpson, David S. Shoemaker (well known in those days) and James Potter, who owned the Great Western Hotel which stood where the Walper House stands now.

In 1887 the Simpson Company moved to what up to a week ago was known as the Simpson Block on King Street, but which block by the strange whirligig of fate has just been bought by A. G. Schreiter who worked for many years for "Daddy" Simpson.

The business eventually became Simpson, Anthes & Co., the members being William Simpson, John Aldous, Senator Merner, and John Anthes; an amalgamation of Simpson's original factory and Anthes & Co. who succeeded the Hoffman factory. As William Simpson says, "We made a general line of medium grade furniture -- furniture that would weargood dependable stuff\emdash so good it is in service to-day."
Sales were chiefly in the local market. They had no serious competition.

In 1862 the firm became Simpson and Aldous. In 1877 it was Simpson, Anthes & Co., and from 1862 to that date except for some small factories this firm had no opposition.

There was, however, a good factory in Waterloo known as the Wegenast Furniture Factory, in which the original Mr. Isaac Hoffman was interested after retiring from Berlin. Internal differences arising, Mr. John Anthes retired in 1881 and the firm again became Simpson & Co., composed of William Simpson and Senator Merner. In 1911 the business was sold out to the Canada Furniture Manufacturers Limited; Mr. Simpson retaining his stock but in favor of younger men. What is now Schreiter's Block but to thousands will long be remembered as the Simpson Block, was built in 1887 and it is an interesting sidelight on the marvellous increase in land and building values in 1912 when the Simpson Block in 1912 sells for three times its first cost in 1887. Of course, the great factor in its increase in value is its central location, and it is without doubt in the throbbing heart-centre of the City. "Now, William, how do you explain the fact that Berlin for nearly sixty years has been interested heavily in the furniture industry and now is the centre of the Furniture Industry of the Dominion?" It was here that I touched upon the genial eyes to glisten and the reserved tongue to loosen.

"Daddy" Simpson was in the heart of the furniture trade in thought at once "Why? Why?" Why just because we had the common business sense to mind our own business which was making good furniture."

"It was so good that people talked about it. It sold here in Berlin and its fame spread to surrounding towns, and then our furniture went there, and they talked it and the fame spread further; for reputation that endures can only be built upon the solid foundation of quality."
I do not know that in my seventeen years in newspaper life in which I have interviewed many notabilities that I ever listened to a man with more interest than to "Daddy" Simpson.

He is the living throbbing embodiment of the creed of thoroughness in work and goodness of output. If it's worth doing at all it's worth doing well\emdash seems to be his creed. He recognised that the home is the trysting place of love and rest, that anything which makes for harmony, happiness, and comfort is an essential and a blessing. "He built good furniture," that is the burden of his song at eight-one years of age, would it were the general burden of our song all the years of our lives.

From this Father of the Furniture Industry cannot we read why Berlin is the Furniture City of Canada? The master was so good that those who served with him caught his spirit, went forth in their day to make good furniture and are making it yet.

It is not left to all of us to see the fruits of our policy; but William Simpson can look over Berlin to-day and see the best furniture firms owned by his graduates, and this is one great solace in his declining years.

As you all know the great factories here are those owned by Hibner, Krug, Anthes, Lippert, Berlin Furniture Co., Baetz, Kreiner and Wunder, all names to conjure with in the furniture business from the rock bound coast of the East to the Pacific shores of the West.
Among the well known Berlin furniture manufacturers of to-day who at one time worked for "Daddy" Simpson are George Lippert, Sr., Jacob Kreiner; and among the furniture retailers, A. G. Schreiter, who as Mr. Simpson says, "For many years had charge of my Upholstery Department and was an excellent workman." Edward Lippert served his time as an upholsterer and has since made good in the retail furniture business and with investments in the North West.

Then there's Conrad Wurm of The Berlin Table Co., who used to work with Mr. Simpson on extension table work," a right good workman who knew his work and did it."

Then there was Levi Seibert in charge of "Daddy" Simpson's Undertaking Parlors for twenty-five years, a tribute to the good work of the employee and the good appreciation of employer and the public, for the management of such a department requires great tact and unlimited good judgment and not a small amount of patience. He is still retained to manage that department for Schreiter' s.

I must not forget Herman Rathman, a finisher, indeed the boss finisher for the old Simpson Company; a man more or less retired from active business to-day but bears the reputation in the trade of being "one of the best finishers in Canada."

Then in the Baetz factory to-day there is Henry Hagen, who graduated from the Simpson factory and known as one of the best fitters in the trade; and there, no doubt, are a large number of good workmen in our Berlin furniture factories who received their technical training from Mr. William Simpson but his memory is at fault recalling them, he would do so if he could, for he believes in giving every man his just due.

"Daddy" Simpson points with pride to the fact that his son Harry learned the furniture trade with him, then took charge of the J. B. Snider Office, School and Church Furniture Factory at Waterloo for many years and five years ago went to Eastern Township Furniture Co., Athabaska, P. Q., where he is doing well; an instance of heredity and that blood will tell.

William Simpson was. born in England, came to Canada when but five months old; his parents settled in St. George, near Harrisburg, Ontario; he was educated there and at fifteen went to Hamilton and was apprenticed for four years to William Wright, a cabinet maker.

"Daddy" Simpson wisely and truly remarks that the great outstanding impression that remains with him is that every Berlin factory, furniture or otherwise, that is operating in July 1912, started from humble beginnings. All started from practically nothing, but indomitable industry and hard concentrated self-effort to succeed. All stand as monuments to the native talent, energy and application of their founders.

Fourteen large furniture factories rear their chimneys to the sky in our midst, work is continuous, all of them have difficulty in filling their orders, all of them are crying for skilled help; most of them are owned, managed and staffed by Germans men who are famed in the wood working industry, as clever at manufacturing as they are shrewd at retailing. Our manufacturing centres are favorably known for their freedom from fuss, feuds, or factions. They run smoothly. They turn out huge quantities of good materials.

These in control know their business from A to Z. Those who work in these factories swear by them. They work in them and for them. We send out of Berlin several times a year the largest excursion parties that go out of Ontario; we work when we work and we play when we play. That is the true secret of good factory management.

That was the basis of "Daddy "Simpson's business system. Get good men, treat them, let them work under sanitary conditions, pay them well, and all the rest will adjust itself to the betterment of employer and employee. How well these principles work out is best shown in the fact that seventy per cent of our residents live in their own homes; and Berlin is growing by leaps and hounds every year. "Daddy" Simpson's life and its results is an inspiration to us all. To know such men is a liberal education.1a

1aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co  
William Simpson
 
27770 William Simpson, "was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario, November 2nd, 1859. He is a farmer and resides in Kalkaska County, Michigan, and is married to Etta Thompson. They have four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William Simpson
 
27771 Years Served: 1871-73 William Simpson
 
27772 SIMPSON, William Earl

Of 321 Garden St., Cambridge, on Tuesday Oct, 20, 1992, at his residence, in his 70th year, Earl Simpson loving stop-father of John Mackay of London, Ont.; dear father of Wendy (Mrs Gary Stemmier), Judy (Mrs. Eric Way) and Linda Simpson, all of Kitchener, Doborah (Mrs. Cohn Lusty) of Ayr, Cindy (Mrs. Vince Tokarcyzk) of St Thomas and Lisa (Mrs Jordan Lucas) of Cambridge. Lovingly romembered by 10 grandchildren; one brother, Donald of Glanworth and one sister, Joan (Mrs. Martin Eisner) of White Rock, B.C. Predeceased by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Ella Collins of London. Mr. Simpson was born in Westminster township and moved to Cambridge from Glanworth in 1962. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the RCAF and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch No. 126. A member of Belmont Masonic Lodge No 100 AF & AM, a retired superintendent with the Ministry of Environment. There will be no funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at St. John's Church, 567 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Saturday, Oct. 24, 1992, at 1:30.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Oct 1992 pg A11 
William Earl "Earl" Simpson
 
27773 SIMPSON, William George Kennedy

Of Dunbar Road, Cambridge, on Wednesday, Nov. I1, 1998, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Margaret Scott; dear father of Neil and his wife Theresa of Oakville, Graham, Anne Marie Gray and her husband Ian and Margaret Cable and her husband Gary, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, David and Jessie Simpson and one brother, David. Mr. Simpson was born in Glasgow, Scotland and had been a resident of the area for the past 32 years. He was retired from Budd Automotive, a member of the Masonic Lodge, the U.K. Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch No. 126. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. The memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at 2 p.m., with Padre David Bowyer officiating.

The Record 13 Nov 1998 pg B4 
William George Kennedy Simpson
 
27774 THE subject of this sketch, the late James Sims, took a leading part in the education and religious life in the early years of the settlement of the County of Waterloo. He was born in 1812, in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His education was received at the Parish Schools and, though not extensive, the foundation was laid upon which by self study, extensive reading and an excellent memory, he became a man of general information and being a good conversationalist he readily cornmunicated such information to others. His early years of manhood were spent in farming which did not afford much time for literary work, but every spare moment was spent with books and in reading. In 1837 he married Janet Robertson, widow, and in the summer of that year sailed from Aberdeen in the ship "Hercules" with his wife, step children Alexander, John, and Jane Robertson ; accompanied by his father James Sims, his mother, his brothers Peter and Andrew, and his sister Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Fowler) and his nephews James and Peter Sims. After a voyage of eight weeks they landed at Quebec and immediately proceeded by boat up the St. Lawrence River, through canals and lake to Toronto, Ont., where they spent their first winter in Canada. In the spring of 1838 they went by boat to Hamilton and thence by wagons and on foot to the Queen's Bush and located on Lot 2, Con. 13, in the Township of Wellesley about one mile from Hawksville. At that time the country surrounding was practically an unbroken forest, there being only a few settlers in the neighborhood, with small clearings and no roads except trails through the bush.

The nearest grist mill was at Waterloo village and many of the early settlers carried their flour and other provisions on their backs to their homes.1a

1aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 93 
Andrew Sims
 
27775 SIMS, Gordon Thomas Peacefully, at Stirling Heights Long Term Care Centre, Cambridge, on Sunday, June 26, 2011, formerly of Ayr, in his 85th year. Beloved husband to the late Hilda (nee Roberts - 2007); loved dad to Howard (Sharon) of Paris, Micheal (Bev) of Durham, and Kathy Mathewson (Brad) of Ayr; cherished grandpa to seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; dear brother to William (Audrey) of Cambridge and Robert (Marie) of Woodstock and cousin to Elsie and Len Brown of Cambridge. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers George, Walter, and Elvy and sisters Margaret Dolson and Dorothy Dolson, and a cousin Art Edwards. Gord was a Veteran of WWII and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121 Cambridge for over 60 years. He was employed with General Tower until his retirement. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP 519-632 8228.

The Waterloo Region Record Jul 3 2011 
Gordon Thomas Sims
 
27776 Born in Waterloo, Harvey J. Sims graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and completed his law course at Osgoode Hall. In 1921 he was made King's Counsel and became a well-known authority on municipal law, acting as Kitchener's solicitor for many years. He was a leading authority on insurance law and was author of Life Insurance Contracts in Canada.

He was one of the founders of the K-W Granite Club, president of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association and president of the Ontario Curling Association. He was a member of the Kitchener rink which represented Canada at the 1932 winter Olympics. He was a charter member of the K-W Rotary Club and served on the senate of the University of Toronto. His country residence, Chicopee, was one of the outstanding examples of amateur landscaping in the province.


Waterloo Region Hall of Fame http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/region-hall-of-fame/inductees-s-to-v/


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HARVEY J. SIMS

Harvey J. Sims, senior member of the law firm of Sims, Bray, Schofield and Lochead, passed away at his home "Chicopee" on June 8th, 1945. Born in Waterloo on December 25th, 1871, the son of the late Peter H. Sims and Jemima Cook, he attended the public school there and later graduated from the Berlin High School. He completed his law course at Osgoode Hall, Toronto, and was called to the bar in 1894 and enrolled as a solicitor of the High Court of Justice (Ontario). Entering the University of Toronto, he took the course in Political Science and Law and received the degree of LL.B. in 1897. From 1894 to 1897 Mr. Sims also attended lectures at Trinity University and received the degree of B.C.L. in 1896, being the gold medallist of the year.

Returning to Berlin, now Kitchener, he entered into partnership with the late Alex. Millar, K.C., with whom he had been articled in 1889. This partnership continued until the death of Mr. Millar in 1918.

Mr. Sims was made a King's Counsel in 1921. For a number of years he acted as city solicitor and became well known as an authority on municipal law. He was the author of "Life Insurance Contracts in Canada" and served for many, years as general counsel of the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada. Mr. Sims also served as director of the Waterloo Trust and Savings Company and of the Economical Fire Insurance Company. He was a past president of the Waterloo County Bar Association.

Mr. Sims always took an active interest in athletics and field sports, including football, bowling and curling. His life hobby was landscape gardening. In 1920 he purchased "Chicopee" and built his residence there in 1929. Well known as a tree culturist he devoted many years to beautifying the grounds, doing much of the planting himself. His first wife was the former Florence K. Roos, who predeceased him in 1939. He is survived by his widow, Gay Estell Sims, two sons, J. Kenneth Sims and William H. Sims, and one sister. Three grandchildren also survive. Mr. Sims was a Rotarian, a member of Twin City Lodge, A.F. & A.M. In religion he was a Presbyterian, a member of St. Andrew's Church. In politics he was a Liberal.

Waterloo Historical Society's Annual Volume 1945 pg 40 
Harvey James Sims
 
27777 Blair Baptist Church

The Baptist Church on Old Mill Road in Blair is said to have been built in 1854 by a Regular Baptist congregation. Rev. James Sim may have held Baptist services in this church, although his services are reported to have begun c.1845. Elder Sim, as he was said to have been called, had been ordained at Waterloo [Township] on October 5, 1841. "Elder Bayly preached the ordination sermon" (Canada Baptist Magazine, December 1, 1841, pg. 138).

Rev. Sim is reported to have travelled from his home in Hawkesville in Wellesley Township to the Blair area every other weekend through the years c.1845-c.1860. He also attended to a Baptist congregation in Preston. The County of Waterloo Gazetteer 1864 recorded Blair as having "one church, Bible Believers", and that the church "was erected in 1854, of brick, size 30 x 40, at a cost of $1,200; it [could] accommodate 300 persons; Rev. James Sim, pastor."

James Sim eventually left the Baptist Church for the Christadelphian c.1865, taking many of his followers from Blair, Preston and area with him. It is possible that the Christadelphians worshipped in this Baptist Church for awhile until they built their own church in Blair. They later, in 1880, built a new church on Richmond Street (now Old Mill Road ) in Doon. Rev. Sim died in Waterloo in that year. The Blair Christadelphian Church is listed as being closed in Evans Gazetteer 1884-1885.

An article in the Hamilton Spectator on Nov. 14, 1953 described the former Baptist church in Blair as being non-denominational. The present Blair Baptist Church was organized in August 1959 and rededicated in April 1960 as the Blair Evangelical Baptist Chapel. It now is a member of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches, and is called Grace Baptist Church.1a

1aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Doon Christadelphian Church

The Christadelphians in the Blair area may have worshipped at first in the Baptist Church in Blair, which was built c.1851, until they built a meeting house of their own. Christadelphian history in the area is partially connected with Rev. James Sim. He had been ordained a Baptist minister in 1841 and is reported to have preached in the Blair area from c.1845-c.1860. Sometime during this period he left the Baptist Church for the Christadelphian as did many of his followers in the Blair-Preston area. Pastor Sim, or Elder Sim as he was said to be called, died in Waterloo in 1880.

In the same year, 1880, a new church was built by the Christadelphians on Richmond Street (now Old Mill Road) in Doon. The frame building was covered with red brick in 1889 - the datestone on the church read "Christadelphian Meeting House 1889". This church was in use until 1916 when it was closed. It was later sold in 1936 to Margaret Ross who used it as a residence until her death in 1971. The building deteriorated so badly during the next decade that it was considered unsafe and therefore was demolished in 1981.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Baptist Church

The Canadian Baptist Register for 1857, which contains the Annual Report for 1856, lists a Preston congregation of 47 members with the Revs. George Patten and James Sim as pastors. The next three Annual Reports, for 1857, 1858, 1859 - with 57, 45, and 50 members respectively - list Rev. James Sim as pastor. The 1861 Canadian Baptist Register, which contains the 1860 Annual Report, does not have a listing for Preston, nor do subsequent reports.
Rev. James Sim was ordained a Baptist minister at Waterloo [Township] on October 5, 1841, and is reported to have been pastor to the Blair and Preston congregations from 1845-1860, travelling from his home in Hawkesville every other weekend to conduct services in Blair and area. He eventually left the Baptist Church for the Christadelphian, as did many of his followers in Blair and Preston. Rev. Sim was known as Elder Sim, and the Blair Baptist Church referred to in the County of Waterloo Gazetteer for 1864 as the "Bible Believers", was also known as "Mr. Sim's Church."
Pollock's 1859 Map of the Village of Preston shows a church building located on the northwest corner of Dover and King Streets, facing onto King St..3a

3aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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THE subject of this sketch, the late James Sims, took a leading part in the education and religious life in the early years of the settlement of the County of Waterloo. He was born in 1812, in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His education was received at the Parish Schools and, though not extensive, the foundation was laid upon which by self study, extensive reading and an excellent memory, he became a man of general information and being a good conversationalist he readily cornmunicated such information to others. His early years of manhood were spent in farming which did not afford much time for literary work, but every spare moment was spent with books and in reading. In 1837 he married Janet Robertson, widow, and in the summer of that year sailed from Aberdeen in the ship "Hercules" with his wife, step children Alexander, John, and Jane Robertson ; accompanied by his father James Sims, his mother, his brothers Peter and Andrew, and his sister Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Fowler) and his nephews James and Peter Sims. After a voyage of eight weeks they landed at Quebec and immediately proceeded by boat up the St. Lawrence River, through canals and lake to Toronto, Ont., where they spent their first winter in Canada. In the spring of 1838 they went by boat to Hamilton and thence by wagons and on foot to the Queen's Bush and located on Lot 2, Con. 13, in the Township of Wellesley about one mile from Hawksville. At that time the country surrounding was practically an unbroken forest, there being only a few settlers in the neighborhood, with small clearings and no roads except trails through the bush.

The nearest grist mill was at Waterloo village and many of the early settlers carried their flour and other provisions on their backs to their homes.

Mr. Sims went to work with the energy of the early settlers of those days and in a short time had a small clearing and a home. His early years were devoted to clearing the land; in summer going to the older settlements to work at the harvest which provided a little ready money for the necessaries of life. Settlement was rapid and in a few years the township of Wellesley and surrounding townships, took on the activities of municipal, educational and social life.

Roads were made, bridges built, schools and churches were erected and villages sprang up with the attendant industries of grist and saw mills, blacksmith and carriage shops, stores, etc., so that in the short space of ten or twenty years, the country, from an unbroken forest took on the appearance of well settled farms, comfortable homes and prosperous communities.

A few years after Mr. Sims located in Wellesley, Mr. Jno. Hawke began putting in a dam on the Conestogo River and made preparations for building a grist mill at Hawksville. The mill was built and put into operation in the year 1846, which was a great benefit to the settlers in providing a market for grain near by and obviating a long drive through bad roads to Waterloo to get gristing done.

Though James Sims took part in the material operations rendered neces-sary to clearing up a farm, his work was chiefly in the educational and religious life of the community. Spending a summer or two at Doon assisting at the work of building Ferries' flour mills, he associated himself with the Baptist church at Blair. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1842 and was appointed pastor of the church at Blair, which position he filled for twenty years. He was popularly known as "Elder Sims" and there are many still living who will remember him in his capacity as pastor of the church at Blair. During the years 1845 to 1860 he was a well known personage, for every two weeks on Saturday, he was seen proceeding on horse-back from his home near Hawksville to the village of Blair, where he preached twice on Sunday and returned home on Monday.

There were other Baptist communities in which he conducted religious services, more particularly at a small meeting house near Elmira. He was called upon frequently to perform the marriage ceremony and there are many still living who were married by "Elder Sims". He was a good public speaker and had an easy and ready flow of language, logical in argument and forceful in delivery. His desire for knowledge led him to study the Hebrew and Greek, so that he might read and study the Scriptures in their original tongues. Many hours did he spend with the dim light of the candle, pouring overHebrew and Greek lexicons, studying the meaning of obscure verbs and writing exegesis on scriptural teaching and doctrine.

His principal study was the prophecies, and like many other students of prophecy, his mind ran to the fixing of years and dates for the Second Coming of Christ. Reading the works of Dr. Thomas, a writer on prophecy, he gradually drew away from the Baptist church and joined the Christadelphians, as did many of the members of the Baptist church at Blair, forming an Ecclesia, Mr. Sims being the principal teacher.

When Waterloo County was formed from the District of Wellington in 1853, Mr. James Sims was appointed superintendent of schools for the townships of Woolwich and Wellesley, which position he filled for some years. At that time there were five superintendents for the county and they constituted the Board of Public Instruction. The board met a number of times each year to grant teaching certificates and transact other business relating to education. Mr. Sims was the first chairman of the board which position he occupied until the year 1861.

Taking a lively interest in education he encouraged settlers to establish and support schools. He was a friend to the teacher and many a young man was encouraged to engage in the profession from his advice. He was brought into contact with those having the management and control of educational work in the early history of the Public School System in Ontario. Trustees and teachers frequently went to his house to consult him on school matters. Both he and his wife were very hospitable, visitors and strangers being always welcome and entertained in true Scottish simplicity.

He took an active interest in the temperance cause, and when the Sons of Temperance movement started he took it up warmly, speaking and lecturing in its favor and became a chartered member of the lodge of the Sons of Temperance that was organized in the village of Hawkesville in 1854, and he assisted in organizing lodges at other places. The lodge at Hawkesville for some years had a large membership, many of the young men in the village and neighborhood joinin g,and it had a marked effect upon the habits of the community, many of the people taking the pledge of abstinence and young men formed habits of strict sobriety which became leading traits in their characters for life.

Under the leadership of the Hawkesville Lodge of Temperance annual soirees were held in a grove on the farm of John Hawke adjacent to the village, being attended by other lodges in regalia. These soirees were very popular, the young men and women entering into the spirit of the cause with great enthusiasm. Music, speaking and refreshments were the leading features of these annual gatherings and Mr. Sims always gave an encouraging word and helping hand and was one of the principal speakers.

In 1867 Mr. Sims sold his farm on which he had lived for 29 years and retired from active life. He died at Waterloo, Ont., in 1880. His widow survived him to the year 1881. The family of James Sims and his wife, Janet Harvey, are : James C. Sims (retired from the Post Office department after 42 years' service), Montreal, Que.; Peter H. Sims, Secretary of the British America Assurance Company, Toronto, Ont.; William A. Sims, farmer, Swan River, Man.; Janet, widow of the late John McQueen, Hillman, Mich.

His only descendant living in the county of Waterloo, is his grandson, Harvey J. Sims, barrister, Berlin, Ont., son of P. H. Sims, Toronto, Ont.4a

4aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 93

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James Sims was another early minister who settled in the Queen's Bush. After leaving their home in Scotland, Sims and his family settled in the Queen's Bush Clergy Reserve as squatters in the spring of 1838. He spent his initial years clearing a homestead and supported his family by occasionally working as a labourer in the surrounding villages and hamlets. While employed as a construction worker at Ferrie's Flour Mill in Doon, Sims became a member of the Baptist church in the community of Blair. On October 5,1841, Sims became an ordained minister and began travelling throughout Waterloo and Wellington counties as an itinerant preacher. He was also associated with the American Baptist Free Missionary Society between 1846 and 1849. An esteemed minister, Sims performed marriages, conducted funerals, baptized new members and offered support to Black and white residents in the Queen's Bush region.1a

1aThe Queen's Bush Settlement Black Pioneers 1839-1865 by Linda Brown-Kubisch, pg 62-63 
Rev. James Sims
 
27778 Rev. James Sims, education '97 Sims and his wife settled in the Queen's Bush, near Hawkesville, in 1837. He became an important religious and educational leader in the area, a longtime Baptist minister and an advocate for public education. Sims served as the first superintendent of schools for Woolwich and Wellesley, and was the first chairman of the Board of Public Instruction. Sims died in Waterloo in 1880. Rev. James Sims
 
27779 THE subject of this sketch, the late James Sims, took a leading part in the education and religious life in the early years of the settlement of the County of Waterloo. He was born in 1812, in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His education was received at the Parish Schools and, though not extensive, the foundation was laid upon which by self study, extensive reading and an excellent memory, he became a man of general information and being a good conversationalist he readily cornmunicated such information to others. His early years of manhood were spent in farming which did not afford much time for literary work, but every spare moment was spent with books and in reading. In 1837 he married Janet Robertson, widow, and in the summer of that year sailed from Aberdeen in the ship "Hercules" with his wife, step children Alexander, John, and Jane Robertson ; accompanied by his father James Sims, his mother, his brothers Peter and Andrew, and his sister Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Fowler) and his nephews James and Peter Sims. After a voyage of eight weeks they landed at Quebec and immediately proceeded by boat up the St. Lawrence River, through canals and lake to Toronto, Ont., where they spent their first winter in Canada. In the spring of 1838 they went by boat to Hamilton and thence by wagons and on foot to the Queen's Bush and located on Lot 2, Con. 13, in the Township of Wellesley about one mile from Hawksville. At that time the country surrounding was practically an unbroken forest, there being only a few settlers in the neighborhood, with small clearings and no roads except trails through the bush.

The nearest grist mill was at Waterloo village and many of the early settlers carried their flour and other provisions on their backs to their homes.1a

1aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 93 
James Sims
 
27780 Was staying with William Tilt, but listed as resident of Wellesley. Rev. James Sims
 
27781 1871 - Jane Sims is staying with John Crawford. Jane Sims
 
27782 WISMER, Kathryn "Kay" Passed away peacefully, at the age of 92, on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at her residence Trinity Village Care Centre in Kitchener with her son by her side, following a brief illness. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her only son Robert. Lovingly remembered by a brother Bruce Sims and his family; a sister Darlene Koenig and her family; sister-in-law and best friend Margaret Kuehl and sister-in-law Norma Sims. Predeceased by her parents, John Sims and Mary Simonoff and stepmother Thelma (Dippel) Sims. At Kay's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Village Care Centre or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home at 519-742-4481 or visit www.schreitersandrock funeralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 5 May 2011 
Kathryn Sims
 
27783 THE subject of this sketch, the late James Sims, took a leading part in the education and religious life in the early years of the settlement of the County of Waterloo. He was born in 1812, in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His education was received at the Parish Schools and, though not extensive, the foundation was laid upon which by self study, extensive reading and an excellent memory, he became a man of general information and being a good conversationalist he readily cornmunicated such information to others. His early years of manhood were spent in farming which did not afford much time for literary work, but every spare moment was spent with books and in reading. In 1837 he married Janet Robertson, widow, and in the summer of that year sailed from Aberdeen in the ship "Hercules" with his wife, step children Alexander, John, and Jane Robertson ; accompanied by his father James Sims, his mother, his brothers Peter and Andrew, and his sister Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Fowler) and his nephews James and Peter Sims. After a voyage of eight weeks they landed at Quebec and immediately proceeded by boat up the St. Lawrence River, through canals and lake to Toronto, Ont., where they spent their first winter in Canada. In the spring of 1838 they went by boat to Hamilton and thence by wagons and on foot to the Queen's Bush and located on Lot 2, Con. 13, in the Township of Wellesley about one mile from Hawksville. At that time the country surrounding was practically an unbroken forest, there being only a few settlers in the neighborhood, with small clearings and no roads except trails through the bush.

The nearest grist mill was at Waterloo village and many of the early settlers carried their flour and other provisions on their backs to their homes.1a

1aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 93 
Margaret Sims
 
27784 No. 131,712. Peter Harvey Sims, of Waterloo, Canada, assignor to Cyrus Miller Taylor, of the same place, for a " Lamp boiler."

Claim.\emdash "1, a lamp boiler, consisting of the metallic chimney B, base A, lamp C, inverted cones H, I, boiler F, and spiral rings Q, G, all constructed, arranged, and operated in the manner and for the purpose set forth. 2, the inverted cone-reflector H, provided with air apertures e, and resting on the upper part of the burner, in combination with the inverted cone 1, resting on the lower rim or the burner, and metallic chimney B and boiler F, as and for the purpose set forth. 3, the spiral wire-rings G, G, hi combination with the metallic chimney Band boiler F, substantially as described."1a

1aGreat Britian Paten Office, The Commissioners of Patent's Journal. 2 Jul 1872 pg 2431 
Councillor Peter Harvey Sims
 
27785 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Jeff Simson
 
27786 Tombstone Reads 30 Mar 1872 Matilda Elizabeth Simspon
 
27787 DUNN, Alexina (nee Sinclair) (Fretz) (Cressman) - (Veteran of the Second World War). Peacefully, on Monday, August 27, 2007, at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Homer F. Dunn of Mississauga (Streetsville). Sadly missed by her children, Alexa, Cathy and David. Predeceased by her husband, Elgin Fretz; her husband, Willard Cressman; her brother, Duncan Sinclair and her sister, Anne. Allie was born in Orangeville where she was a teacher of music prior to enlisting in the RCAF (Women's Division) and then taught music for many years with the City of Waterloo Board of Education. She will be fondly remembered by her dear in-laws, Anna Mae Fretz of Vineland, Erol and Stanley Shantz of Cambridge, Alberta Cressman of Edson, Alberta, Shirley Mader of Cambridge, Florence and Roy Kreider of Virginia, USA and Gordon and Verda Lichty of Palmerston. Friends and family may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen St. S., Streetsville, Mississauga on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 293 Queen St., S. Streetsville, on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in memory of Allie to the Lung Association or to the Credit Valley Hospital.1a

1aTHE RECORD - Aug. 29, 2007 
Alexina Sinclair
 
27788 1871 - Elizabeth Sinclair is in same household as Samuel Richardson. Elizabeth Sinclair
 
27789 ALBRIGHT, Robena Kate - At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, April 12th, 1992 Robena Albright of the Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late William Albright, loving mother of Robert Albright and his wife Velma of Cambridge, Wilma Spence and her husband Grant of Branchton. Also survived by son-in-law Ernie a sister Irene (Mrs. Brian Robinson) of London, a brother Duncan Sinclair of Blythe, cherished grandmother of Kim, Linda, Terry, Wendy, Cheryl, Debbie, Jamie, and David. Great grandmother of 19 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Jean, sisters Annie, and Florence and a brother Gordon. Mrs. Albright was a member of the Branchton Women's Institute and the Branchton U.C.W. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 15th, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Sheffield United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aCambridge Reporter 13 Apr 1992 
Robena Kate Sinclair
 
27790 Died In London, on Thursday, October 14 1943 Rosina Sinclair Beloved wife of John Vine, in her 78th year. The Funeral Will take place from Ball's Funeral Parlor, Ayr, on Sunday, Oct. 17th, at 3.00 p.m. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Rosina Sinclair
 
27791 HOLTZHAU ER, Frances - Died, peacefully, on Wednesday, August 2001, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Calvin Holtzhauer who predeceased her in 1980 and Earl Miller who died in 1960. She is fondly remembered by her sister, Eleanor Bart of New Hamburg; sister-in-law, Dorothy Sindall of Pennsylvania, and was a special aunt and sister-in-law to her much loved extended family. Fran will be especially remembered by Rose and Don Wagler and their family, whose love and affection for her is expressed in Psalm 23:6: "Your kindness and love will always be with us". She is also survived by a step-son, Brian Holtzhauer; step-daughter, Brenda Ferrar; two grandchildren, Sheri and Tanya and her great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Lottie Zurbrigg and Harry Sindall; brother, Donald Sindall and sister, Audrey Dane. Mrs. Holtzhauer was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Kitchener and a former employee of Greb Shoes. Fran's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday). The funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Margaret Avenue in Kitchener on Saturday, August 18, 2001, 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Williams officiating. Interment to follow in Memory Gardens, Breslau. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. You are my God and protector. I was in terrible distress, but you set me free. Psalm 4:1.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 16 Aug 2001

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Henry George Sindall Birth Place: England Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895 Father Name: William Sindall Spouse Name: Charlotte Henrietta Zurbrigg Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse Birth Place: Wingham, Ont Spouse Father Name: Moses E Zurbrigg Spouse Mother Name: Mary Ann steinachel Marriage Date: 12 Nov 1924 Marriage Location: Wentworth 
Frances M. Sindall
 
27792 KROPF, Mrs. Ezra - Of 326 Erb St. W., Waterloo, formerly of Wellesley, passed away Wednesday, December 1, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the former Marion Henrietta Sindon, born in England 71 years ago, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sindon. A member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wellesley. Beloved wife of Ezra of Waterloo; dear mother of Ronald of Wellesley, and Dorothy (Mrs. Albert Kropf) of Route 1, St. Agatha; also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her first husband, Aaron Steppler in 1947; also by one brother and one sister.

Friends will be received at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley, this evening from 7-9 and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. At noon, Saturday, December 4, the remains will be remove d to St. Mark's Lutheran Church for funeral service at 2:30. Rev. Orval Jansen will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Wellesley.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record - 2 Dec 1976 
Marion Henrietta Gertrude Sinden
 
27793 Lived with Abraham & Magdalena Kerner Mary Singbail
 
27794 Lived with Frederic Zapf John Singer
 
27795 William, according to family lore died of rabies in 1834 in Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario.



It is possible that William had a son William Singer who lived in the same place as his son Alexander who had a wife named Jennette McCall. source: Bear Creek, Emmet, Michigan census 1880.

 
William Singer
 
27796 Brampton curator of Sikh museum presented diamond jubilee

BRAMPTON Historian Sandeep Singh Brar, curator of SikhMuseum.com and a local Brampton resident was recently presented one of the final Queens Diamond Jubilee Medals in Canada at the Annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Brar was awarded the medal for his contributions to Canadian military history. He discovered the war medal and military grave of Canadian First World War hero Pte. Buckam Singh, one of only nine Sikh soldiers allowed to serve in the Canadian Forces during the First World War.

Buckam Singh died in a military hospital in Kitchener in 1919 after fighting with the 20th Canadian Infantry Battalion in France and Belgium during the war where he was wounded twice in two battles.

Brar's discovery of the war medal and military grave culminated in a year of research and the creation of the online exhibit Private Buckam Singh: Discovering a Canadian Hero at SikhMuseum.com.

Six years ago after this discovery Brar started the Annual Sikh Remembrance Day ceremony at Pte. Singh's grave, the only military grave in Canada of a Sikh soldier from the World Wars. The ceremony is attended annually by Sikh veterans, Canadian Forces personnel and members of the public.

Brar was originally scheduled to receive his medal last year at a ceremony in Toronto when they were awarded during the Queens Diamond Jubilee to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to Canada, but on the day of the awards ceremony his grandfather died and he was unable to attend.

Now, one year later at the Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 10 Brar was finally awarded his medal by Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal and Kitchener MPs Peter Braid and Stephen Woodworth.1a

1aBrampton Guardian 17 Nov 2013 
Private Buckam Singh
 
27797 SINGLETON, Desmond

In Lantana Cascades, Fla., on Sunday, Feb 3, 1991, of 14 Spruce St., Cambridge, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie Shantz; very loved father of Christopher and his wife Karen, Leslie Ann and her husband Ross, Robin and his wife Karen; beloved grandfather of Trystan, Michael, William and John. Also survived by two sisters. Mr. Singleton was born in Kettering, England and came to Canada in 1951. Retired general manager of Date Industries Ltd., of Ayr. In the past, Des was involved in the Canadian Foundry Industries, the American Foundry Mena Society, the Preston Hespeler Kiwanis Club (past president) and St. Paul's United Church, in retirement Des was very active in recreational and competitive sailing in the Bronte Yacht Club. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1991, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday, Feb. 7, 1991, at 1:30 p.m., with interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Feb 1991 pg A11 
Desmond Singleton
 
27798 SINGLETON, Rev. James Kenneth

Of Paris, Ontario, passed away on Saturday, the 8th day of November, 2003. Born in London, Ontario, July 12, 1938. Jim attended Emmanuel College in Toronto and served as minister to United Churches in Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Saugeen Reserve in Southampton, Cambridge and Paris, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Pat; proud and loving father of son, John (June) Singleton of Calgary; daughter, Karen (Frank) Nagy of Edmonton; stepfather of Shawn Hass of Brampton, Ken (Sandy) Hass of Maple Ridge, BC, Stephen Hass of England, Chris (Alisha) Hass of Brantford. Predeceased by his parents, Det. Kenneth and Margaret Jean and a brother in infancy. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. John's Anglican Church, Queenston Rd., Preston on Friday, November 14, 2003, at 2 p.m.

The Record 11 Nov 2003 pg B7 
Rev. James Kenneth "Jim" Singleton
 
27799 Lived in 1881 with and Michael and Mary Kennel Anna Sinkbail
 
27800 Mrs. Joseph Kunitski

PRESTON — Emelia Sinkewich, 56, wife of Joseph Kunitski, and well-known resident of Preston for the past 48 years, died suddenly at her home, 1368 King St. yesterday. The late Mrs. Kunitski had been ailing since Friday. She was born in Poland. At the age of eight years she came to Canada, directly to Preston, and resided here since that time. She was married in Preston. The late Mrs. Kunitski was a member of St. Clement's RC Church. Surviving is her husband, Joseph; two sons, Frank of Preston and William of Galt; a daughter, Violet of Petrolia; three brothers, Albert and Vincent Sinkewich of New York and Edward of California; a sister, Mrs. K. (Josephine) Clemens, of Kitchener. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. Funeral Home until Wednesday, then at St. Clement's RC Church for requiem high mass at 9 a.m. Interment will be in St. Clement's Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Feb 1953 pg 5 
Emelia Sinkicwiez
 
27801 Didn't Hear Dad Shoot Self - Kitchener - Police said Friday George L. Sinkins, 258 Simeon Street, Kitchener, was found dead in his bed, Friday morning, with a bullet hole in his head. A .38 calibre revolver was found in the pocket of his pajamas with one cartridge fired. Chief County Coroner Dr. Ward Woolner, of Ayr, said the body had been released to the undertakers. Apparently a suicide, there will be not inquest he told police. According to police who investigated, Sinkins retired at eight o'clock, but went back downstairs about an hour later. Shortly after he returned to his bedroom, his wife, police said, heard an explosion, which she thought was only a door being slammed. Police said Sinkins four-year-old son, Jackie, sleeping with him at the time, did not hear the shot. When he awoke in the morning, the lad is said to have asked the maid to "come and see what Daddy looks like". George Lavelle Sinkins - George Lavelle Sinkins, 258 Simeon Street, buyer for J.M. Schneider, Limited, died suddenly April 20, at his home. He was born in Lakeside and was 36 years of age. Surviving are his wife, who before her marriage was Nellie Slatter, three sons, one brother and one sister.

Waterloo Chronicle Apr 28 1939 pg 3 
George Lavelle Sinkins
 
27802 SINSTEAD, Rev. Ronald (Ronel), (December 3, 1930 - August 23, 2007) - For so long he fought with courage and dignity. The battle over, he dwells forever free in the love and presence of God, and we who love his so and miss him, now bid him Godspeed on his spiritual journey. He spent his life entertaining through marching bands, dancing and music, and helped countless people since becoming an ordained Unity Minister in 1979. Ronel is survived by his wife, Cora (Cori) (nee Swartzentruber); two children, Dale (Jennifer) Sinstead of Burlington and Carmen (Mark) Mallrich of San Diego, Calif.; his four grandchildren, Kira, Dylan, Connor Sinstead, and Andrew Mallrich. Remembered by his sister, Dorothy (Fred) Johnson of Scarborough; sisters-in-law, Helen (Andy) Sararas of St. Agatha and Audrey (Alvin) Sararas of New Dundee; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Kathleen Sinstead; and his brother, Gordon. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial will be held. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Community Care Access Centre, 450 Speedvale Avenue West, Suite 201, Guelph ON N1H 7G7 would be appreciated by the family. (Cards are available at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph 519-821-5077 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.1a

1aThe Waterlo Region Record 26 Aug 2009 
Rev. Ronald "Ronel" Sinstead
 
27803 Died, In Hespeler, on Sunday, 22nd January, Jane C. Sipes, Beloved wife of James P. Johnston, aged 52 years, 5 months, 9 days. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of Mr. Johnston, on Wednesday, 25th inst., at two o'clock p.m., to Hespeler Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Hespeler, Jan. 23rd, 1888.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Jane C. Sipes
 
27804 LISHMAN, Peggy - Passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Sunday, July 1, 2007 at the age of 84. Wife of the late Frederick Lishman. Loving mother of Donald (Judy) of Ottawa, Rick (Nancy), and Nancy (Craig) McCutcheon, all of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Paul, Anne, Colleen, Christine, Kelly, Laura, and Scott and great grandmother of Holly, Mark, Jakob, Charlee, Sarah and Katie. Predeceased by her parents, Fred and Eva Sipes; brothers, Murray and Harry and her sister, Betty. Peggy's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Saturday, July 7, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. with family tributes at 2:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to World Vision would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Peggy's memorial.1a

1aThe Record 4 Jul 2007
 
Peggy Sipes
 
27805 LANTZ, Ida "Eda" Margaret - At Maples Home for Seniors, Tavistock, on Tuesday, Jan 14, 1992, in her 96th year.

Daughter of the late John Sippel and the former Mary Krantz. Married John E. Lantz in Kitchener on September 25, 1918. He predeceased her on October 5, 1966. The couple had resided and farmed in North Easthope township until retiring to 26 Elizabeth St., Tavistock in 1962. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sebastopol.

Mother of Evan and his wife Helen Lantz of Shakespeare, Erna and her husband Roy Ehnes of RR 1, Gads Hill (Lisbon), mother-in-law of Reta Reed of Paris, Ont.; grandmother of nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sister of Conrad Sippel and Rose Wallis, both of Stratford, Henry Sippel of St. Mary's Edna and her husband Earl Kerslake of St. Marys; sister-in-law of Edna Stager of Kitchener.

Predeceased by her adopted son, George Reed; brothers, Arthur Sippel and Jack Sippel and sisters, Ella Scheerer, Martha Listman, Annie Sippel and Julie Sippel.
Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock, today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Bonnie Scharf will officiate. Interment Lisbon cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Jan 1992 
Edith Ida Margaret "Eda" Sippel
 
27806 Leslie, Mrs. Hillis (Joyce) M.) - Suddenly, at Kincardine General Hospital, on Wednesday, April 24, 1991, Joyce Leslie, of 16 Bluebird Place, Elmira. Wife of Hillis Leslie; mother of Sandra and Bill Clemens of Elmira, Marion and John Hinschberger of RR 4, Listowel; grandmother of Tammy and Robert Hinschberger and Lee Clemens; sister of Myrl Haack of Waterloo and Henry Sippel of Winnipeg. Predeceased by her first husband, Claire Strome; her parents, Harold and Pearl Sippel and three brothers, Fernlie, John and Carl Sippel. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, after 2 p.m. Friday where the family will receive their friends (Friday) 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, transfer will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mill Street, Elmira, for funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Richard Frey officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family1a


1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, 25 April 1991 
Joyce M. Sippel
 
27807 Mrs. Milton Bollert

Mrs. Milton E. Bollert of 117 Samuel St., died Sunday, at K-W Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was 79. She was born Dec. 8, 1889, in Kitchener and lived here all her life. The former Leona M. Sippel, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sippel. She was a charter member of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Surviving are her husband, whom she married Oct. 26, 1916 in Kitchener and one brother, Adolph, both of Kitchener. She was predeceased by four brothers, Edgar, Henry, Emil and Adam and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson and Mrs. Wilhelmine Ziegler. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where a funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, at 3 p.m., by Rev. Paul Eydt of the Lutheran church of the Reformation. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Sep 1969 pg 25 
Leona Martha Sippel
 
27808 1851 - Peter Sippel is in same household as John Wagner. Peter Sippel
 
27809 SIRIO, Gemino

Formerly of Fondi, Latina, Italy, in his 77th year, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, February 26, 2007. Loving and devoted husband to Maria and loving father to Claudio, Silvana Falcao (Luis) of Cambridge, Rita Pezzano (Mike) of Guelph, Ettore (Wanda) and Carlo, all of Cambridge. Loving grandfather to Daniela, Andrew, John, Maria, Jason, Lisa, Enzo, Amanda and Blake. Dear brother of Italia, Erminia, Inesia, all of Italy, Luisa of England and Luigino of Italy. Predeceased by his brothers, Tommasino of Newburgh, New York, Ennio of Italy and Ferdinando of Guelph. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, March 1, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday, at 8:30 p.m.

The Record 27 Feb 2007 pg B5 
Gemino Sirio
 
27810 Lived with Edward Lange J. Henry Sirrices
 
27811 Kitchener man who killed ex-girlfriend found dead in Toronto hospital


TORONTO - A Kitchener man who's been detained in a psychiatric hospital since being found not criminally responsible for killing his ex-girlfriend was found dead at a Toronto hospital last month.

A spokesperson at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health confirmed Rohan Hunigan died on July 17. But Michael Torres would not say how he died. He said an internal review is underway.

The hospital has reported the death to the Ontario Coroner's Office, as required by law.

Toronto Police also investigated Hunigan's death. A police spokesperson said it isn't clear whether the investigation is finished and would give no further details.

Hunigan was found not criminally responsible in 2008 for the brutal killing of his pregnant girlfriend, Vanessa Sismar.

Hunigan attacked Sismar with a kitchen knife while she was making dinner for her six-year-old son in her Victoria Street apartment in Kitchener in June 2005....1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 8 Aug 2013 
Vanessa Kristine Sismar
 
27812 Elizabeth Sitler, "was born December 8th, 1843. She is married to Simon Martin and resides in Caledonia, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Elizabeth Sitler
 
27813 SITLER, Bert

At K-W Hospital, on Friday, Sept. 18, 1992, aged 80 years, of St. Jacobs. He was a former employee of Marsland Engineering, Waterloo, a member of Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs and the Waterloo Masonic Lodge. Son of the late Addison and Elizabeth Sitler; husband of the former Pearl Kalbfleisch; father of James and his wife Guennie of Vankoughnet, Ont. and Margaret Bauman and her husband Jim of St. Jacobs; grandfather of Matthew and Justin Sitler, Trevor and Jennifer Bauman; brother of Lida Sitler of Kitchener. Predeceased by one sister, Thelma Hill. Funeral services will be held today (Monday) at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs, Rev. Brian Robinson officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Sep 1992 pg A11 
Bert Berdux Sitler
 
27814 Catherine Sitler, "was born April 23rd, 1872. She is married to Elias Shantz and resides on her father's old homestead, the old 'Huber Farm'. They have a family of two children, Clayton and Irene."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Sitler
 
27815 Sitler, Clara K. - At the K-W Hospital on Thursday, March 16, 1978, Clara Sitler, age 77 years. She was born in St. Jacobs and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah Sitler, she is survived by cousins in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and was predeceased by one brother, Oliver. Rested at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, until noon Saturday, then to St. John's Lutheran Chapel for service and committal at 2 pm, Rev. A.L. Conrad officiated. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.

Elmira Signet Mar 22 1978 pg 30 
Clara K. Sitler
 
27816 Elizabeth Sitler, "was born December 11th, 1847. She is married to Jacob Good. They possess a farm near Wyandot P. O., Maryborough Township, Wellington County, where they reside. Their family consists of eleven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Good.-Elizabeth Good passed away at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Abram Rosenberger, Kitchener, Ont.), Nov.14, 1937; aged 89 y. 11 in. 3 d. She was a daughter of the late Jacob and Rachel (Clemmer) Sitler and was born Dec. 11, 1847. In January, 1865, she was united in holy marriage to Jacob B. Good, with whom she was permitted to share life's joys and sorrows for more than 50 years. Bro. Good passed on in 1916. After her marriage the family resided in Wellington County for more than 25 years. This union was blessed with 6 sons and 5 daughters. There remain 3 sons and 3 daughters (Silas Good of Mazeppa, Alta.; Ira Good of Carstairs, Alta.; Jacob Good of Kitchener; Mrs. Abram Rosenberger of Kitchener; Mrs. Ezra Shantz of Didsbury, Alta.; and Emma Good of Kitchener), 14 grandchildren, 8. great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. Moses Baeringer of St. Jacobs). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, a fervent lover of the Lord, loyal to the church, and a friend of others, a worthy mother and grandmother. The services and interment were held at the First Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. C. F. Derstine. Theme: "The Unbroken Circle."2a

2aGospel Herald, December 9, 1937- Vol. XXX, No. 37 - page 799, 800 
Elizabeth Sitler
 
27817 Hannah Sitler, "born September 24, 1873."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Sitler
 
27818 Henry Sitler, "was born February 16th, 1842. He was married to Susannah Good and died in 1862. They resided in Mosa Township, Middlesex County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry C. Sitler
 
27819 Martin, Irene Sitler, 92, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Nov. 21, 1902, Waterloo, Ont., to Wesley and Lydia Heckendorn Sitler. Died: Sept. 30, 1995, St. Jacobs, Ont. Survivors- sons: Arthur, Floyd, Gerald; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alfred C. Martin (husband), and Lester, Howard, and Orlan (sons). Funeral and burial: Oct. 3, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue C. Steiner and Harold Hildebrand Schlegel.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 42 - October 24, 1995 
Irene Sitler
 
27820 Isaac Sitler, "was born August 10th, 1850, and is married to Hannah Groh. They reside in Woolwich Township, three miles east of Heidelberg."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Sitler
 
27821 Jacob Sitler, "son of Martin and Elizabeth Sitler, was born in Columbus, Ohio, August 2nd, 1817. On November 14th, 1837, he was married to Rachel Clemmer who was born December 15th, 1816. They resided on the farm now in possession of Moses Bearinger where she died April 24th, 1895. He died December 15th, 1857. They had a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Sitler
 
27822 Jacob Sitler, "was born July 9th, 1852. He is married to Susannah Bechtel. They reside in Manitou, Manitoba."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Sitler
 
27823 De MEULENEARE, Joan Mae - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 71. Formerly of Bloomingdale Joan was the beloved wife of Harry for 51 years. Loving mother of Gary (Brenda) of Waterloo, Susan Weber (Dennis) of St. Jacobs and Paul (Kim) of Waterloo. Dear grandmother of Greg, Laurie, Cory, Rob, Amy, Sarah and Geoff. Predeceased by her parents Allan and May Sitler and one brother Donald Sitler. Joan's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 10-10:45 a.m. Monday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 749-8467. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2005 in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment in Memory Gardens Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1831 for Joan's memorial.1a

1aThe Record 18 Nov 2005 
Joan Mae Sitler
 
27824 John Sitler, "was born in Columbus, Ohio, November 2nd, 1811. His parents, Martin and Elizabeth Sitler, had moved to Ohio, from Pennsylvania, a few years before he was born. He came to Canada when a young man and was married to Sarah Clemmer, widow of Jacob Ziegler. She was born December 21st, 1812, and died January 4th, 1877. She had one son, named Aaron, with her first husband. See Aaron Ziegler's family. They resided on the farm now possessed by Menno S. Shantz nearly three miles north of Waterloo where they had family of twelve children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Johann "John" Sitler
 
27825 John Sitler, "was born July 29th, 1847, and is married to Lydia Gingerich. They reside on a farm near Hawksville, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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The remains of John Sittler, Hawkesville, were interred at the Mennonite burial grounds here on Sunday, the 9th inst. Mr. Sittler had lived for many years in the vicinity of Hawkesville and was a familiar figure to everyone. His death took place, on the morning of Oct. 7th, from heart failure. Deceased was 57 years, 2 months 22 days old. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved wife and family.2a

2aElmira Signet 13 Oct 1904 
John C. Sitler
 
27826 John J. Sitler, "was born June 4th, 1844. He is a farmer and resides in Culross Township, Bruce County, Ontario, and is married to Sarah Ann Good. Their family consists of four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John J. Sitler
 
27827 Jonathan Sitler, "eldest son of John Sitler, was born June 8th, 1835, and was married, November 15th, 1859, to Mary, daughter of Joseph Kinzie. She was born August 11th, 1838. They resided on the old 'Huber Farm' one mile north of Waterloo, where he died June 29th, 1880."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jonathan Sitler
 
27828 Joseph Sitler, "was born April 23rd, 1868."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Sitler
 
27829 Leah Sitler, "was born September 2nd, 1839. She is married to Abraham Brubacher. They reside in Ohio, U.S., where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Leah Sitler
 
27830 Lydia Sitler, "was born July 30th, 1840. She resides in Dundan City, Michigan. Her husband's name is Louis Peppler. Their family consists of six children"1a

1a\bBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Sitler
 
27831 Mrs. Michael Kerchner

ST. JACOBS, Nov. 15. - Mrs. Lydiann Kerchner, wife of Michael Kerchner, of St. Jacobs died yesterday afternoon after a short illness at St. Mary's Hospital, at the age of 58 years. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Sittler of Wellesley Township, she was born in Wellesley Township March 14, 1890. She was married Jan 5, 1916 at St. Jacobs, resided near Bamberg, then moved to St. Jacobs in 1919. Surviving are her husband, one son, Wellington Lloyd of St. Jacobs and a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Virginia) Brooks of near Huntsville, one grandchild, two brothers, Josiah and Noah of Hawkesville and one sister, Mrs. Isaiah Gregory of Yatton. Mrs. Kerchner was a faithful member of the Evangelical United Brethern[sic] church and an active member of the Ladies Aid Society and W.S.W.S. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock with a private service at the home, thence to St. Jacobs Evangelical United Brethern[sic] Church for public service. Burial will be in the Evangelical Cemetery at Heidelberg. Rev. A.E. Pletch will officiate. The body will rest at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor until Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock when removal will be made to the residence.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 15 nov 1948 pg 5 
Lydiann Sitler
 
27832 Magdalena Sitler, "was born July 19th, 1864. She was married to Tilman Weber and died in Berlin, August 3rd, 1891. They had four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Sitler
 
27833 Margaret Sitler, "was born September 22nd, 1841. Her husband's name is Henry K. Snyder. They reside in the town of Waterloo. Their family consists of five children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Sitler
 
27834 Steckle, --- Mary Ann, daughter of the late Isaac and Hannah (Groh) Sitler, was born July 19,1872, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; passed away suddenly as the result of a heart attack, while on a visit to a neighbor, Oct. 16, 1952; aged 80 y. 2 m. 28 d. In February, 1893, she was married to Henry Steckle, who preceded her in death in 1951. Surviving are 3 sons (Ivan, Bayfield, Ont.; Edwin and Alvin, Stanley Township, Ont.), 3 daughters (Susanna-Mrs. Annanias Martin, Waterloo, Ont.; Mary Ann, London, Ont.; and Malinda-Mrs. Earl Gingerich, Zurich, Ont., with whom she resided), 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Wesley, Elmira, Ont.; and Jerry, Hespeler, Ont.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Martin, Drayton, Ont.; and Mrs. Eli Horst, Alma, Ont.). Funeral services were held at the Amish Mennonite Church, Blake, Ont., in charge of Osiah Gingerich and Ephraim Gingerich.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 7 - February 17, 1953 --- page 165, 166 
Mary Ann Sitler
 
27835 Mary Ann Sitler, "born Dec. 16, 1875."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Sitler
 
27836 Sitler - Milton, son os Isaac and Hannah (Groh) Sitler, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov. 11, 1870; died Dec. 31, 1940 in the Camrose Hospital; aged 70 y. 1 m. 20 d. For the past few years he had been suffering from diabetes, but the immediate cause of his death was heart failure. At the age of 25 he went to Osceola Co., Iowa, where he stayed for five years. From here he moved to Mayton, Alberta, where he took up a homestead. In 1906 he was united in marriage to Martha Wideman. To this union were born 6 sons and 3 daughters (Elmer, Melvin, Edwin, Ruth Foss, Nelson, Clarence, Clara Foss, and Mabel, all of Camrose, Alta.). One son (Ira) died in infancy. In the spring of 1913 he with his family moved to Hubbard, Oreg., where they resided for three years. In 1916 they again came back to Mayton. In the spring of 1918, they moved to a farm near Roundhill, from here moving to his final home near Camrose, Alta. In 1905 he became a member of the Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful until death. He leaves his loving wife, 8 children, 2 brothers (Wesley of Elmira; and Jeremiah, of Preston, Ont.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Henry Steckley, of Zurich, Ont; Mrs. Martin Bauman, of Waterloo, Ont.; Mrs. Isaac Martin of Drayton, Ont.; Mrs. Eli Hurst, of Alma, Ont.) 8 grandchildren, and a large group of relatives and friends. His parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and 1 child preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, Jan. 3, in charge of Bro. J. B. Stauffer. Texts: Job 19:1-27; Phil. 1:20. Burial in near-by cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 43 - January 23, 1941 - pages 926, 927 
Milton Sitler
 
27837 Moses Sitler, "was born March 12th, 1860. He is married to Rachel Shoemaker and resides at Lantonia, Ohio."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses Sitler
 
27838 Nancy Sitler, "was born February 17th 1840. She was married to Isaac B. Snider of German Mills, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Sitler
 
27839 Sarah Sitler, "the youngest in the family, was born June 13th, 1851. She is married to Moses Bearinger. They reside on the old 'Jacob Sitler Farm' two miles north of Waterloo. Their family consists of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Saloma "Sarah" Sitler
 
27840 Sarah Sitler, "was born January 2nd, 1837. She is married to Joseph Burkhard. They reside on a farm one mile north of Floradale."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Burkhardt
.-Sarah Burkhardt (nee Sitler) was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan. 2, 1837; died at the home of her son-in-law, Noah Shoemaker, Floradale, Ont., March 27, 1913; aged 76 y. 2 m. 25 d. On April 8, 1856, she was married to Joseph Burkhardt, who preceded her to the world beyond about 18 years ago. This union was blessed with 11 children, 6 of whom survive. One of her daughters, Susannah (Mrs. J. P. Martin), died on March 16, 1913, exactly one week before her mother's death. She suffered a stroke of paralysis, pneumonia developing after a short time and five days from the beginning of her illness death ensued. The funeral was held on March 30, from the residence of her son-in-law to the Mennonite cemetery nearby.
Beloved mother, oh, how we miss thee,
Thy smiling face no more to see;
In heaven again we hope to meet thee,
Where parting never more shall be.
By a daughter.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 5 - May 1, 1913 - page 79 
Sarah Sitler
 
27841 Sarah Sitler, "was born September 6th, 1862. She is married to Noah Bowman."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Her tombstone has her husband as Jonas B. Martin. 
Sarah Sitler
 
27842 Solomon Sitler, "was born June 2nd, 1838. He resides on a farm in Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, and is married to Mary Ann Clemens. They have a family of eleven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Solomon Sitler
 
27843 Susannah Sitler, "was born September 5th, 1854. She is married to David M. Brubacher and resides on a farm near the Conestogo Mennonite Meeting House in Woolwich Township."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Volume XLIV, Number 1
Brubacher.-Susannah Sittler was born in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 5, 1854; was married to David Brubacher, Oct. 10., 1871; died in Waterloo on the 26th of December, 1906, alter suffering for several months of stomach trouble, and latterly of a severe attack of lagrippe; aged 52 Y., 3 M., 21 D. Of her family of twelve children, four sons and five daughters, together with the husband and father, survive. Funeral services were held on the 29th. Burial in the Martin cemetery north of Waterloo.2a

2aHerald of Truth January 3, 1907 pg 9 
Susannah Sitler
 
27844 Velina Sitler, "born November 26th, 1877."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Velina Sitler
 
27845 Anna Sitler, "was born July 3rd, 1866. She is married to Menno Martin. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Sittler
 
27846 HILL, Clementine - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, November 23, 2009 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Elmer for 63 years. Cherished by her daughters Ruth Ann (Larry) Hammond, Sandy Sim, Brenda (Steve) Straus. Dearly loved grandma of Tracy (Rick) Bode, Todd (Jen) Hammond, Heather (Matt) and Helen (Doug) Sim, Pete and Andy Straus. Great-grandma of Kirsten, Mia, Jake and Devon Bode, Matthew and Gavin Hammond, and Lyla Straus. Lovingly remembered by sisters Joy Snyder, Ruby (Allan) Madgett, Joan (Don) Blum. Also lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law Marjorie Craig, Mary (Anthony) Cassalota, Shirley Innocente, Doris Hoffman. Predeceased by her son-in-law Geordie Sim; her parents Jacob and Lydia; five brothers and three sisters. Friends will be received at Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira, on Thursday, November 26, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 27, at 11 a.m. at Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs. Interment to follow in the Calvary United Cemetery. A very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Chernish, ICU nursing staff and RTs. Condolences for the family and memorial donations to the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, directed to ICU Department, or St. Jacobs Calvary United Church Building Fund.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 24 Nov 2009 
Clementine B. Sittler
 
27847 Metzger, Elvina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Sittler, was born in Peel Twp., Ont., May 2, 1901; died at the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., March 10, 1963; aged 61 y. 10 m. 8 d. Her husband, Wesley Metzger, survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Ruby-Mrs. Vernon Weber), 4 sisters (Mrs. Russell Thomas, Mrs. Daniel Schmitt, Mrs. Melvin Gingrich, and Elizabeth), 4 brothers (Henry, Josiah, William, and Brian), and 6 grandchildren. She was a member of the Elmira Church, where funeral services were held March 13, conducted by Howard Bauman and Amsey Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 13 - April 2, 1963 pages 286, 287 
Elvina Sittler
 
27848 Snyder, Hannah, daughter of Wesley and Lydia (Heckendorn) Sitler, was born in Waterloo County, Sept. 30, 1909; died at Martin,s Rest Home, Elmira, Ont., Apr. 24, 1974; aged 64 y. 6 m. 25 d. On Jan. 26, 1932, she was married to Melvin M. Snyder, who preceded her death in 1973. Surviving are one son (Paul) and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Stanley). She was a member of the Glen Allan Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 26, in charge of Ray Erb and Nelson Martin; interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Apr 1974 
Hannah Sittler
 
27849 Sittler, Jacob A. - On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1993, at his residence, Heritage House, St. Jacobs, aged 92 years. Mr. Sittler was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs and a member of the St. Jacobs Lions Club. Dear husband of Frances Sittler of St. Jacobs and was predeceased by his first wife, the former Lydia Spencer. Loving father of Charles and his wife Lillian of Kitchener, Joy and her husband Mahlon Snyder, Clementine and her husband Elmer Hill, all of St. Jacobs, Annie Sittler of Winnipeg, Ruby and her husband Allan Madgett of Trenton, Joan and her husband Don Blum of Kitchener, Esther Temple of Kitchener, Laurel and her husband Menno Martin of Chepstow, Orvil Hasenpflug and his wife Mary of Petersburg, Edward Hasenpflug and his wife Kathy of Kitchener. Also survived by daughters-in-law Doris Sittler of St. Jacobs, and Meryl Sittler of Winnipeg, sister-in-law, Ruby Sittler of St. Jacobs, 36 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren and 29 step-great-grandchildren. Will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sons, Ken, Joe, Tom, and John; daughters, Mary and Lorraine; brothers, John and Andrew; sisters, Marion and Catherine. Mr. Sittler's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. At noon on Wednesday, transfer will be made to St. Jacobs for funeral service at 2 pm, Rev. Everett Mossman officiating. Interment to follow in Calvary United Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Jacob Arthur Sittler
 
27850 Sittler, Joseph - On February 26, 1982, at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Joseph Sittler, aged 50 years. Beloved husband of Merle of 388 Langside St., Winnipeg. Mr. Sittler was born in St. Jacob's Ont. He was a member of the Canadian Legion, Branch 1. He leaves to mourn his four daughters, Dawn Ashom, Dana, Kimberley and Sherry Sittler and three grandchildren, all of Winnipeg; his father, Jacob Sittler and step-mother, Frances of St. Jacob's. Also two brothers, seven sisters, two step-brothers and two step-sisters. Predeceased by his mother, Lydia Spencer and two brothers. Memorial service was held Tuesday, March 2 at Herstone Memorial United Church. Rev. Joseph Redpath officiated. Cremation has taken place. Should friend desire in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 202777 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Joseph Sittler
 
27851 Horst, Mrs. Eli - On Thursday, May 5, 1977, at K-W Hospital, age 89 years, Malina Sittler, widow of Eli Horst, of 330 Park St., Kitchener, formerly of Alma. Dear mother of Ismeal and Urias of Linwood; Sarah and Mary Ann of Kitchener, Noah of Windsor, Eli of Winnipeg; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. She was predeceased by two daughters, one son, five brothers and four sisters. Removal was made to the home of Mr. Owen Martin, at 92 King Street, St. Jacobs, for a private service on Sunday. Removal was then made to Martin's Mennonite Meeting House for public service. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.

Elmira Signet May 11 1977 pg 9 
Malinda G. Sittler
 
27852 Marian listed in 1934 as "mental incompetent in Old Peoples Home" Marian Sittler
 
27853 Noah Sitler, "was born March 5th, 1870."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah Sittler
 
27854 MARTIN, Seleda (Sittler)

Seleda passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Freeport Health Centre as the result of a stroke, at the age of 79 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford Martin (2011). Dear mother of Arlene and Terry Martin of Elmira and Ron and Chris (Chown) Martin of MacTier. Beloved Grandma of Nathan Martin and Brian Martin of Waterloo and Noah Martin of MacTier. Sister of Eli and Florence Sittler of Elmira. Sister-in-law of Beulah and Dale Bennett of Frederick, MD, and Amsey and Mildred Martin of Elmira. Lovingly remembered by nieces Darlene, Carol and Elaine Sittler, Sheila and Heather Bennett, Lisa (Alan) Kouchinsky and nephew Paul (Sarah) Sittler. Predeceased by infant son Paul, sister Almeda, brother Alvin and parents Alvin and Lovina Sittler. Seleda was a faithful member of Bethel Mennonite Church (Elora) where she was an active participant in the Sewing Circle and prayer meetings. Seleda was a long-time vendor at the Kitchener Farmers' Market where she was affectionately known as "the fudge lady". After her retirement, she kept busy with quilting, gardening, baking and an active social life. When her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly, she moved from Fergus where their large property was more than she could manage on her own, to a new home in Elmira. She settled into the community with grace and dignity. Seleda's greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family. She loved to bake cookies for her grandsons. She was always delighted to offer a helping hand whenever someone was in need. In her final days, Seleda requested that her life be remembered with celebration, not sadness. She knew she would be "going home to Jesus". The family acknowledges with gratitude the staff and volunteers of Freeport Hospital UT3 West, for their compassionate care of Seleda during her final journey. The family will receive their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. No visitation on Saturday. A memorial service to celebrate Seleda's life will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church, RR 1, Elora on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. In Seleda's memory, donations to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com

Waterloo Region Record 24 Dec 2013 
Seleda Sittler
 
27855 Sad Death at Doon - It is with the deepest regret that we are this week, called upon to record the unexpected death of Mr. C.O. Sizer, of Doon, a partner in the firm of the Messrs. Perine, of that village. The sad event took place on Sabbath morning last Mr. Sizer having only been ill since the preceding evening. The circumstances attending his illness and death are as follows: - Mr. Sizer, in company with Mr. Pedder, had started to attend a school meeting in the district. Mr. S. being then apparently in capital health. After having travelled together for some distance, Mr. S. suddenly complained to his companion that he had a strange feeling in his hand, and that it was getting perfectly numb. Mr. Pedder examined it and while doing so it became apparent that Mr. S. had lost the power of his arm altogether. It was resolved them to at once return to Mr. S's home; but by the time this was reached he was unable to get out of the cutter, and had to be carried into the house. For some little time, he was sensible, recognizing and speaking to members of his family, but about half an hour after being brought home he apparently received a second shock and lapsed into insensibility, from which he never rallied, and calmly passed away on Sabbath morning. Mr. Sizer was a gentleman very much respected in the neighborhood in which he lived, and his death is universally regretted. The funeral took place on Tuesday, and was largely attended, being conducted with Masonic honors, of which order the deceased was a respected member. The bereaved family, have the sincere sympathy of their numerous friends in their severe trial.

Galt Reporter Feb 16 1877 pg 2 
Charles O. Sizer
 
27856 John Skelly born in Ireland 1777-died in Wilmot 1857-came to Canada 1824 with his wife Ann McCormick and 2 daughters Mary 1816-1890 and Eleanor (Ellie)1818-1833, Ellie was scalped by the indians and is buried ST. Peter's R.C. CEMETERY- 9th line 6 concession Trafalgar twp.
They lived at 9 th line 3 concession Trafalgar. The church is now closed. William 1820-1877- married Mary Halpin- had 2 children Jane 1839 and James 1844 both married into the White family, Jane married Patrick and James married Julia, James movedd to U.S.
Catherine Skelly 1824-1900 buried in New Hamburg cemetery, John 1828-1883, Ann 1835- ? married Tye1

1 email - doreen.pringle@sympatico.ca 2007 
John Skelly
 
27857 SCHNIDER, Leanne

Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at St Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Brian Schnider. Loving mother of Brian Schnider Jr., Kim Taylor and her husband Richard, all of Cambridge. Dear grandmother of Brileigh, Hannah, Devin and Samantha. Also survived by her brothers, Bruce and his wife Diane of Whitby, Andrew of Oshawa, William and his wife Deanna of Oshawa, Tim and his wife Linda of Orno and sisters, Jan Fyke and her husband Robert of Ajax, Jacki Devolin and her husband Eric of Oshawa; mother-in-law, Ruth Schnider of Cambridge; sisters-in-law, Judy Bray and her husband Barry of Mississauga, Dr. Denise Schnider of Brantford and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, William and Elsie Skelton. Leanne was born on November 15, 1949, in Toronto and has lived in Cambridge for the past 15 years. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and very active in her church, a member of the senior bowling club, in Kitchener and volunteered with Cambridge Community Living. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 810 King Street East, Cambridge on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 5 Aug 2008 pg B6 
Leanne E. Skelton
 
27858 SKELTON, William - On Thursday, Feb. 5, 1976, at the K-W Hospital, aged 81 years, of West Montrose; predeceased by his wife Florence MacNeice in 1973. Dear father of Mrs. T. (Jean) Burgess of West Montrose; brother of Mrs. Margaret Bricker of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Jane McBride of Northern Ireland; also survived by five grandchildren. Friends called at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 2 pm. Burial in West Montrose United Church Cemetery.

Elmira Signet Feb 11 1976 pg 19.jpg 
William Skelton
 
27859 Dr. Sharon Jaeger William Sangster Skene
 
27860 BRODHAECKER, Mrs. Albert

Of 1950 Coronation Blvd., Preston, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on July 28, in her 95th year, Louisa Amelia Skerritt, beloved wife of the late Albert Brodhaecker; dear mother of Telford of Kitchener, Harry of Galt, Arthur of Galt, Mrs. Maude Crewson of Preston, May (Mrs. Harvey Letson) of Galt, Frances (Mrs. Albert Stinson) of Preston. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston, from 7 p.m., this evening, for funeral service Monday at 2 p.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Jul 1972 pg 25 
Louisa Amelia Skerritt
 
27861 TOMLINSON, L.A.M. (Nancy) - At St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday, March 28, 1993, .in her 89th year. Nancy Tomlinson, beloved wife of the late Claude (Tommy) Tomlinson. Loving mother to Richard B. and his. Wife Jane M. Tomlinson of Columbus, Ohio. Survived by her sister-in-law, Audrey Tomlinson of England. Nancy was a radio show hostess known as Nancy Lee on the former CKCR (CHYM) radio station, a member of the K-W Little Theatre and the Trinity Players. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 31, at All Saints Anglican Church, Northfield Drive (at Highpoint). Waterloo. at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Morris officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society; 41 River Rd. E., Unit 4, Kitchener N2B 2G3, or the Humane Society of Kitchener-Waterloo, 250 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener N2B 2E9, would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Mar 1993 
Nancy Lee Skertchly
 
27862 Years Served: 1898 J. E. Skidmore
 
27863 The death of a much esteemed resident of Blandford Township in the person of George Skillings took place about 12 p.m. on Sunday night. Deceased was born on the adjoining farm nearly sixty-two years ago and with the exception of about nine years spent in farming on the 11th Concession, Blandford, had lived continuously on the 7th Concession. Nearly 34 years ago he was united in marriage to Maria Hagey, who survives with a family of three sons and two daughters. They are: Peter and Charles on the homestead, James S. Skillings of Woodstock, Mrs. Thomas Matheson and Mrs. Herbert Hilderly, both of Innerkip...

The late Mr. Skillings had been in failing health for some months, but had been to Innerkip village the day he was stricken with a paralytic stroke, the Thursday prior to his death. Of a family of seven brothers, and one sister, only one sister, Mrs. John Lock, of Woodstock, and one brother, Matthias, of Kintore, are left. The funeral on Wednesday afternoon was one of the largest in the district...1a

1aWoodstock Sentinel-Review 28 May 1917 
George Henry Skillings
 
27864 Committed suicide in police station. Alexander W. Skoray
 
27865 Robert Skuse - came to Canada with Smyly Homes of Dublin, Ireland May 15, 1910 - name on the Hespeler Cenotaph Private Robert Skuse
 
27866 Skuse, Robert Private. He was killed August 6, 1918. He was one of the boys of the Coombe Home, Hespeler.1a

1aSkuse, Robert: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 18 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848379/data?n=1 
Private Robert Skuse
 
27867 SLANEY, Gregory James

Of 1554 Concession Rd., Cambridge (P), at the K-W Hospital, Sunday, October 15, 1978, in his 12th year. Gregory Slaney, beloved son of Gregory and Dianne Slaney and dear brother of Mark and Andrea. Survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mills of Cambridge. Gregory was born in Kitchener and had lived all his life in the Cambridge area. He was a student at the Wm. G. Davis Senior Public School, Grade 7; attended King Street Baptist Sunday School; active in all sports and was a goalkeeper for the major peewee all-star hockey team. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (P), until noon Thursday, then to the King St. Baptist Church for funeral service, at 2 p.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Oct 1989 pg 29 
Gregory James Slaney
 
27868 In Loving Memory Died, In Galt, at 10 o'clock on Monday evening, May 15th, Andrew Slater Aged 84 years. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Chapman Street, at 2.30 o'clock, on Thursday afternoon, May 18th, to Mount View Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Galt, May 16th, 1899.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection
 
Andrew Slater
 
27869 Slater. -Benjamin C. Slater was born in Ontario, Canada, near Hamburg, June 28, 1854; died at Filer, Idaho, April 21, 1914; aged 59 y. 9 m. 23 d. He with his family had recently moved from near Roseland, Nebr. On Nov. 8, 1879, he was united in marriage with Magdalene Stutzman at Seward, Nebr. To this union were born 9 sons and 1 daughter. The children all survive him. The mother passed from this mortal life, Sept. 10, 1901. On June 8, 1910, he was again married to Ola Baldwin at Kearney, Nebr. To this union were born 2 sons. One died in infancy the other is a babe 8 months old. Eight days previous to his death he was taken seriously ill with pneumonia, which was the cause of his death. On Aprl 19, he expressed a desire to again renew his covenant with God and accordingly was received into church fellowship into the Mennonite Church at Filer, Idaho. He expressed a full resignation that God's will be done. There was a service conducted at Filer, Idaho, by S. Honderich, where a part of the family reside. Then body was shipped to Kearney, Nebr., for burial, and there another service was conducted at the home of his son Henry by D. G. Lapp of Roseland, Nebr. The body was buried in the Kearney Cemetery by the side of his first wife. Peace to his ashes.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 8 - May 21, 1914 - p. 126, 127 
Benjamin C. Slater
 
27870 Following the First World War in which he served as a Doctor, Frank Slater came here in 1919 and was first located in the Dr. Swan property and later he moved to his present location. His Public life here included six years (1923-28) on the Council; another further five years (1933-37) on the Council and then five years as Mayor of Hespeler.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Dr. R. Frank Slater, Mayor
 
27871 1871 - Richard Slater is in same household as John Allan. Richard Slater
 
27872 In early 1893, he returned to the Niagara Peninsula and purchased a 34-hectare estate known as Glenview that fronted on River Road at the north end of Niagara Falls. The focal point of the estate was a mansion that had been built about 1865 by local contractor John Drew. This grand old Victorian home still stands on a hill overlooking Terrace Avenue.

Slater subdivided most of the estate, creating housing lots and laying out the street pattern which, for the most part, still exists in that section of the city today. One of the streets, Dyson Avenue, was named for his son who died at the age of 20.1a

1aSlater helped Silvertown get its start - Niagara Falls Review 4 Aug 2007 
Robert Dyson Slater
 
27873 ROBERT P. SLATER

Robert P. Slater, prominent in public life in Niagara Falls,, where he is now serving as mayor, was born on the Niagara River above Chippewa, on the 7th of April, 1846. His father, Jonathan Slater, came from Lancashire, England, to Canada in 1832 and was employed as bookkeeper by the Chippewa Distillery Company for twenty-five years, retiring from the position he resided at the Slater homestead, living to the venerable age of eighty-two years. His wife was born at Chippewa Creek, her parents being United Empire Loyalists who came to Canada after the War of 1876.

Robert P. Slater pursued his education in the Chippewa public schools and in a private school at Lundy's Lane. It was his desire and purpose to study law and to this end he was sent to Hamilton, where he was articled to Burton & Bruce, barristers. Soon, however, he abandoned the idea and turned his attention to the malting business in Galt, where he built a malt house and carried on business for nine years. He next went to Joliet, Illinois, where he established an oatmeal mill, but after operating that plant for two years he sold the mill and erected a malt house at Niagara Falls, New York. He met with a fair measure of success in the business there for fourteen years, until the malt house was destroyed by fire, when he purchased a large block of real estate at Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he has remained for thirteen years, during which period he has negotiated many important realty transfers and has taken great interest in the commercial advancement of Niagara Falls, Canada, being president of the Niagara Falls Building & Saving Loan Society for the last twelve years, president of the Niagara Falls Machine & Foundry Company, president of the Canadian Heating & Supply Company and president of Ford Automatic Fire Shutter Co.

Mr. Slater was married to Miss Mary L. Lutz, a daughter of the late Henry Lutz of Hamilton, and they have one daughter, Maud May, who is the wife of D. S. Merwin and resides in Pasadena, California. Mr. and Mrs. Slater are communicants of the English Church, and in politics he is a Conservative and is vice-president of the Conservative Association of the county of Welland. He took a prominent part in the provincial election, which resulted in the annulling the one hundred year power monopoly that was held by the Canadian Niagara Power Company. In community affairs he has been active and influential and his prominence in his adopted city is indicated by the fact that in 1898, 1899, 1900 and again in 1906-1907 he was appointed mayor of Niagara Falls, in which position he is now serving. The consensus of public opinion concerning his administration was altogether favorable, for he stood for needed reform and improvement, for an economical expenditure of public funds and yet staunchly supported measures of progress, the value of which time has proven.2a

2aA History of Ontario: its resources and development

______________________

One of Niagara Falls' most dedicated citizens and public servants was Robert Peter Slater. His life and career deserve to be remembered.

Robert Slater's grandfather, also named Robert, was the first of the family to come to Canada. A British surgeon whose health had failed, he immigrated to this country in 1832 with his wife and eight-year-old son, Jonathan. The family settled in Drummondville, the early community centred around the Lundy's Lane, Main and Ferry intersection of present-day Niagara Falls. ...He went to school in Chippawa and then attended what is now Stamford Collegiate. While still a teenager, he got a job measuring the wood that was used for fuel at the Chippawa Distillery.

Slater left Chippawa in 1866 and moved to Hamilton, where he studied law for three years. He never practised in that profession, however, but instead went into the grain and malting business in Galt, Ont. Similar ventures followed in Joliet, Illinois and Niagara Falls, N.Y.

In early 1893, he returned to the Niagara Peninsula and purchased a 34-hectare estate known as Glenview that fronted on River Road at the north end of Niagara Falls. The focal point of the estate was a mansion that had been built about 1865 by local contractor John Drew. This grand old Victorian home still stands on a hill overlooking Terrace Avenue. ...Slater quickly realized free development of electric power on the Canadian side of the Niagara River was essential to Niagara Falls' progress. However, at the time, this was not possible since in 1892 what is now The Niagara Parks Commission had signed, with the provincial government's approval, a franchise agreement with the American-owned Canadian Niagara Power Company. The agreement granted the company exclusive rights for 20 years (with renewal options available for up to 100 years) to use Niagara River water from within the boundaries of Queen Victoria Park to generate electricity.

Over the next several years, public sentiment became decidedly unfavourable toward the monopoly clause in the franchise.

Slater, who was an eloquent and outspoken critic of the monopoly, became the local leader of those dedicated to having the objectionable clause cancelled.

His hard work bore fruit. In early 1899, an act was passed by the Ontario Legislature that gave The Parks Commission authority to renegotiate the Canadian Niagara Power Company's franchise, whereby the monopoly clause would be removed. Now other companies, including those with Canadian backing, could develop power at Niagara Falls. Robert Slater became something of a hero. ....R.P., as he was popularly called, was a speaker of considerable ability, a talent he often used to help worthwhile causes. As an example, when a patriotic fund was being raised during the Boer War, his stirring speeches were of great help.

Slater's hard work on behalf of his community resulted in his being elected mayor of Niagara Falls in 1899, 1900, 1901, 1906, 1907 and 1909.1a

1aSlater helped Silvertown get its start - Niagara Falls Review 4 Aug 2007 Sherman Savitz author 
Mayor Robert Peter Slater
 
27874 Originally know as Glenview and more recently as the Pink Palace, this beautiful Victorian mansion was built by John Drew around 1865. The 27-room home was situated on an 85-acre estate that included fields, orchards, vineyards, stables, tennis courts and a grist mill. The property stretched from River Road west to Victoria Avenue and from the rail yards north to the Whirlpool. John Drew was the first of three prominent owners who played an important role in the history of Niagara Falls. Mr. Drew was a masonry contractor whose company built Clifton Town Hall which is still standing in front of the present city hall (Clifton changed its name to Niagara Falls in 1881). In 1860, Mr. Drew began the first of several terms as a Clifton town councillor. Dr. John Ferguson was the second owner of Glenview and a Conservative MP for Niagara Falls from 1882 to 1891 after which time he was appointed as senator. Described as "wealthy, well-travelled, suave and generous", Dr. Ferguson "entertained lavishly, holding dress balls and garden parties." Dr. Ferguson died around 1893 and Glenview was purchased by Robert P. Slater, a wealthy businessman and mayor of Niagara Falls from 1899 to 1901. Mr. Slater divided the Glenview estate into lots with the streets we know today and was key in bringing industry and hydro-electric development to the City of Niagara Falls. Glenview stayed in the Slater family until 1965 and was divided into apartments sometime in the mid 1950s. The house is currently painted pink, thus it's nickname the Pink Palace. It is rumoured two murders took place just outside of the mansion, the first in the late 1800s and the second in the early 1900s. The first story centres around a thief who tried to sell the home (which he didn't own) to a recent immigrant. Details of this story are sketchy but it ultimately ended in the murder. The second story concerns the murder of a man and woman who had attended a party at Glenview and were waiting in the driveway for their horse-drawn carriage when they were attacked and killed. Mayor Robert Peter Slater
 
27875 SLATER, Russell "Russ"

Passed away, suddenly, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Russell E. Slater, of Cambridge, at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Shirley; loved father of Robert, Ronald, Marilyn and her husband Brian Miller of Cambridge, Gail and her husband Brian Irvine of Cambridge and Cathy and her husband Siros Amini of Ottawa; beloved grandfather of Cameron Russell Amini of Ottawa; dear brother of Georgina Weaver of New Dundee; dear brother-in-law of Marjorie Slater of St. Jacobs. Russell is predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Ann Slater and his four brothers, Lloyd, Morley, Miles and Leonard and one sister, Frances Ankwiz. Russell was born in Northbrook, Ontario, in 1922 and lived in the Cambridge area, most of his life. He was employed by Canadian National Railway, for 37 years before his retirement in 1983. He was a veteran of the Second World War, a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126 and a member of the Bruce Trail Association. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Herb Hartig.

The Record 20 Nov 1997 pg B4 
Russell E. Slater
 
27876 WEBER, H. Eileen (nee Slaughter) Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 14, 2012. Raised and educated in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Donald Weber (1990) (former Mayor of Kitchener). Dear mother of Dr. Donna-Lee Iffla of Kingston and John Donald (J.D.) of Kitchener. Sister of Mrs. Marilyn Field (late Dennis) of Toronto and the late Bruce Slaughter of Toronto. Predeceased by her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. Jack Slaughter of Toronto and a sister Isobel in infancy. Eileen is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Eileen was a member of First United Church, Waterloo and was a member of Westmount Golf and Country Club where she enjoyed curling and golf for many years and served on several committees. She was Past President of the Kitchener Rotary Anns and Past Chairman of the Women's Committee of the Ontario Good Roads Association. Eileen loved her summer home in Muskoka for over 40 years. Cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date at Parkview Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Stanley Park Community Church, 9 Dreger Ave., Kitchener (Att: Pastor John Pearce) would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged through the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Eileen's memorial. Eileen H. Slaughter
 
27877 SLAWSKI, Marian

Of Weaver Street, Cambridge, at his residence, on Thursday, August 23, 2001, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite Kennedy (1976). Dear mother of Mark and his wife Karen of Highland Grove, Ont. and Sharon Traviss and her husband Ken of Gilmour, Ont. Lovingly remembered by two grandchildren, Torun and Tobi and one great-grandson, Joshua. Mr. Slawski, was born in Ukraine and has been a resident of Cambridge, for the past 52 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and was retired from Sheldon's Engineering. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 29, 2001, at 11 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Panachyda will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday, at 7 p.m.

The Record 27 Aug 2001 pg B7 
Marian Slawski
 
27878 Frederick L. Slee

GALT - Frederick L. Slee, of 12 Bond St., died Sunday, at South Waterloo Hospital. He was 70. Mr. Slee was born at Petrolia, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Slee and had resided practically all his life in Galt. He was a fireman in Galt, since April, 1927 and was made captain in 1952. He was appointed assistant chief, in 1961. His hobby was fishing. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church and a member of the 100F Waterloo Lodge and was with the Royal Flying Corps, in the First World War. Mr. Slee was to retire at the end of June. Surviving are his wife, the former Alexandra New, three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Stairs, Galt, Mrs. Lloyd (Kathlyn) Levy and Mrs. Gordon (Caroline) Hartley, both of London, Ont.; three brothers, William and George, both of Niagara Falls, and Jack of Galt; two sisters, Mrs. T. W. (Annie) Rowland and Mrs. N. W. (Mary) Coles, both of Toronto; eight grandchildren. The body is at Little's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted at Trinity Anglican Church, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Trinity Anglican cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Jun 1968 pg 29 
Frederick Louis "Fred" Slee
 
27879 Mary Hannah, known as Hattie, moved with her husband and family from Ontario, to Manitoba in 1905. They moved to a farm in the Deloraine district. They purchased 31-1-24 in 1905, but continued to live in the Deloraine district while they broke the sod and built a house (1908) and barn and outbuildings(1911). There was no good well on the home quarter, but Wallaces were able to buy the quarter across the road, which had an exceptional well, which provided water to many around, including the town of Waskada. Hattie helped establish the Red Cross, the Patriotic Societies and the United Grain Growers. The focal point of their lives was the Presbyterian and later United Church. Hattie started the Addington Sunday School. She worked hard as a sufferagette in 1915,helping to earn women the vote. Something her daughter Mary was very proud of.1a

1aBridging Brenda pg 1231-1232 
Mary Hannah "Hattie" Slee
 
27880 39 Doon Valley Drive is associated with three prominent citizens of Waterloo County. The first owner, the Honourable Adam Ferrie, was the founder of Doon Village. Samuel Snider, who purchased the property from Ferrie, owned the Blair Mill, as well as other mills that he and a partner operated in Bridgeport and Baden. Thomas Slee, one of the first trustees of the area, and the Doon Postmaster from 1867 to 1893, was the last significant owner of the property, purchasing it from Snider in 1878. In addition to its association with persons of historic significance, Doon Valley Drive (formerly Doon Village Road), was once an important linkage between the Village of Doon to Tow Town and Oregon (today Upper Doon).
39 Doon Valley Drive is unique in its use of building materials and the methods of construction. This one-and-a-half-storey house combined granite, limestone, fieldstone and lime mortar in its construction. It retains many original, intact features, such as the stone chimney with cove moulding, and the single door with a transom, on the north façade.1a

1aCity of Kitchener Heritage Property Report, November 1990, Jean Haalboom; City of Kitchener By-law 91-142 
Thomas Slee
 
27881 Lived with Jacob & Hannah Detweiler. Susan Sleighter
 
27882 Martha was a niece of Caspar Mogk and was living with him in 1901 in Elmira, Ontario Martha Slender
 
27883 Beatrice Slimmon (Mrs. Alvin Allgeier)

Peacefully, on Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Chateau Gardens, Elmira, Beatrice (Slimmon) Allgeier in her 94th year. Wife of the late Alvin Allgeier (1970). Dear mother in law of Pat Allgeier of Elmira, loving grandmother of Karyn and Fred Cotie of Uxbridge, Susan and Dean Martin and Steven and Cheryl Allgeier, all of Elmira. Beatrice is also lovingly remembered by her eight great-grandchildren, Alyson, Heather, Lisa and Christine Cotie, Derek and Bradley Martin, Carrie Lynn and Michael Allgeier. Predeceased by one son, Jack (1995) and one sister, Earla Beggs. Beatrice was a faithful member of Trinity United Church, Elmira. The family will receive friends and relatives at Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Saturday, transfer will be made to Trinity United Church, Elmira for funeral service at 2 p.m., with the Rev. J.D Kellough officiating. Followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 7 Apr 2000 
Beatrice L. Slimmon
 
27884 ARTHY, Christian Mary

Passed away, peacefully, on Friday, May 21, 1999, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Arthy (1962). Beloved mother of Vera Allen of Cambridge, Pamela O'Donnell and her husband Lawrence of Michigan; loving grandmother to four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Caroline Sloan. Mrs. Arthy was born in Sunderland, England and lived in Fort Erie and came to Cambridge in 1986. A member of St. John's Anglican Church. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Friday, May 28, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.

The Record 25 May 1999 pg B4 
Christian Mary "Mary" Sloan
 
27885 RHUBARB MARMALADE

Boil five oranges in sufficient water to cover until tender, and in the orange water boil two pounds rhubarb for half an hour, then add oranges finely cut and weight for weight in sugar; boil twenty minutes. 
Esther Sloan
 
27886 John Sloan, Family Grocer, Main Street - No more certain or more reliable evidence can be furnished of the progress of a community than the steady growth of its domestic comforts; it would therefore be a grave omission in a work of this kind if the high standing and character of the prominent grocery houses were passed over. The most favorably known engaged in this important department of trade is that of Mr. John Sloan, of Main Street, whose high reputation and experience in business is sufficient guarantee of the standard of merit attended. The business was established four years ago by the present proprietor, and it has grown, and continues still to grow, with the advancement of the town, until to-day it stands second to none in the trade. The premises occupied are 28x110 feet in dimensions and three stories in height, with basement. Mr. Sloan imports largely in crockery, and does a very considerable trade in every department of groceries, giving especial care that every article shall be of the first quality, and cultivates especially the "family trade." He carries the finest brands of tea, fragrant coffees, table delicacies, hermetically sealed goods, condiments, etc., which he sells both wholesale and retail. He gives employment to nine careful and courteous assistants, and uses two wagons in the delivery of goods to customers in town. Since starting business Mr. Sloan has never known what a quiet day is. He is a native of Canada, and a competent and enterprising business man, and held in the highest esteem in the community.1a

1aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

_________________________________

A log house, one end of which contained a little store in which Mr. Shade and his wife served at the counter, was the first building erected in the village. It was situated, according to Mr. Young, where Mr. Sloan's grocery now stands.

First Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society Berlin. Canada Published By The Society 1913

______________________

The Galt Corps was the 29th Salvation Army Corps established in Canada. Early meetings were held in the upstairs of the old fire hall on Water Street South and in the Temperance Hall which was located above John Sloan's grocery store on Water Street South, not far from the Main Street corner.
Ambrose, Rosemary.

Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
John Sloan
 
27887 The Galt Corps was the 29th Salvation Army Corps established in Canada. Early meetings were held in the upstairs of the old fire hall on Water Street South and in the Temperance Hall which was located above John Sloan's grocery store on Water Street South, not far from the Main Street corner. Several years later property was acquired on Mill Street (later Ainslie Street South) and a two storey building was erected. This building was to serve the Galt Corps until 1950.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
John Sloan
 
27888 Joseph Harper Sloan (b 1868, d 1938 in NJ) (Naturalized on 1 Oct 1919 in Newark, NJ) married on 20 Sep 1892 in Elizabeth, NJ. Phoebe Anna Dillon (b15 May 1868,d 26 Oct 1928). (Her parents were Redmond Dillon and Phoebe Badgley. I also have records of both these families.)

Joseph and Phoebe lived in a house on Amboy Road, Tottenville, Staten Island, NY until 1918. I have a photo of the house, it is where my father was born in 1915. Then they moved to 134 Valleybrook Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ. My notes say he worked in Hoboken, NJ with Arthur (who I assume is his brother). Joseph and Phoebe had two children, both girls, Ethel Leah Sloan (b 4 Dec 1897 in Hoboken, NJ, d 28 Jan 1980 in Jersey City, NJ) she is my grandmother, and Hazel Elvira Sloan (b 24 Feb 1901 in NJ, d 2 Dec 1986 in NJ). Ethel Leah Sloan married Neils Emile Andersen, they had my father and divorced. Hazel Elvira Sloan married Joseph Lunn, they had no children. 
Joseph Harper Sloan
 
27889 Died, In North Dumfries, on Saturday night, Dec. 10th, at 11.50 o'clock, Martha A. Sloan. The Funeral Will take place from her brother's residence, North Dumfries, today, Monday, at 2 o'clock P. M., to the Galt Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, Dec. 12th, 1881

Funeral Card 
Martha Ann Sloan
 
27890 letter written to Hazel & Ethel Sloan in 1979 from Esther telling of the death of Helen, and in the same letter Esther talks of having grandmother Sloan's separation paper and will.

Email 2016 from Karen Krae 
Robert Sloan
 
27891 Died, In North Dumfries, on Wednesday morning, Jan. 11th, at 3 o'clock, Samuel Sloan, The Funeral Will take place on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, North Dumfries, to the Galt Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, Jan. 11th, 1882.

Funeral Card 
Samuel Sloan
 
27892 1871 - John Sloat is in same household as John McRae. John Sloat
 
27893 SLOAT, William (Willis)

Suddenly, at his residence, on Monday, Dec. 18, 1989, William (Willis) G. Stoat, age 91 years, of 187 Vermont Ave., Waterloo. Mr. Sloat was employed with B.F. Goodrich for 29 years, until his retirement. Beloved husband of Edna Sloat (Palmer); stepfather of Jerry Palmer of Chilliwack, B.C. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener after Wednesday (today), 2 p.m., continuing until the funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Dec 1989 pg A15 
William G. "Willis" Sloat
 
27894 SLOSEL, Bogomil (Mike)

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at age 83. Beloved husband of Marija. Loving father of Suzi Godard (J.C. Godard) and Olga Slosel (Chris Hagey). Dearly loved Poppa of Ella Hagey. Dear brother of Antonija (Toncka) Bavdaz and cherished Uncle of Miranda Bavdaz. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 3J8 (519)-653-3251 on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, Ontario on Thursday, November 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Cambridge Times 21 Nov 2012 
Bogomil "Mike" Slosel
 
27895 SLOTA, Frank Michael - 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, July 27, 2008. Loving father of Mary Ann and Gary Middleton, Michael and Brenna Slota, and Sandra Bester. Beloved Grandad of Meaghan (Ben) and Emily (Kyle) Middleton, Trevor (Lynn), Shawn (Jordene) and Tarah (Robbie) Slota, and Michael (Stephanie) and Laura Bester. Great Grandad to Dylan, Jacob and Emma Slota, and Agnes, Duncan, Meghan, and Adam Bester. Frank led a very full and colourful life. He was a member of the world renowned 427 Lion Squadron of the R.C.A.F., flying two tours of Germany during the Second World War. He was recruited to the K-W area to play inter-county baseball and hockey in the early 1950s. Frank will be remembered best as one of the most colourful referees of the OHL, officiating across Ontario when players such as Bobby Hull, Stan Makita and Bobby Orr were playing junior hockey. Dad also refereed numerous Memorial and Allen Cup Finals during his hockey career. At some of the arenas, as many fans came to see dad referee as did to watch the game! Frank was the first referee to be awarded the prestigious Gold Stick in 1977, as well as holding the title of Referee in Chief for the league prior to his retirement. Frank was also an avid golfer and longtime member of Rockway Golf Course. He and mom won numerous Married Couple and Best Ball Tournaments, but his proudest moment was winning the 1972 Father and Son "A" Championship with 17 year old Michael. Frank was employed for 40 years as the Maintenance Supervisor for Electrohome Ltd. Frank will be remembered as the Dad who had all the answers and was always there to listen. He was the man who could fix anything and build everything. Frank was an amazing Grandad who doted on all his grandchildren and helped to shape them into the loving, caring young adults that they are today. At Frank's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. As expressions of sympathy, donations in memory of Frank may be made to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S. Waterloo, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - Jul. 30, 2008  
Frank Michael Slota
 
27896 SLOTEGRAAF, John

"The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." 1 John 2:17 A sign has hung in the "shop" for 45 years that says, "If you want to kill time, try working it to death". John Slotegraaf not only shared this advice with others, he lived it himself. His life focused on work. He married Barb 50 years ago and immediately began working by nurturing four children, Dianne, Donna, Darlene and John Jr. His work expanded as a father-in-law to Brent (Pennings), Martin (Veenstra), Scott (Thomson) and Pam (Struyk). As a grandfather to Kendra, Breanna, Adam, Victoria, Zachary, Derek, Aaron, Julianna, Samuel, David, Ava, Nolan and Jack, he consistently worked at teaching them the value of hard work and a quiet disposition. John is survived by eleven brothers and sisters. His involvement in local Christian schools, Christian Schools International, Canadian Christian Education Foundation, Christian School Teachers Pension Plan, Canadian Christian Business Foundation, Bible League of Canada, Ontario Christian Gleaners, as an Elder in the Church, Ontario Trucking Association, High School Co-Op Programs, in Support of Minor Sports, demonstrated his work in Kingdom and earthly causes. John had a love for the Lord and this love shone through his work on all levels, including his church life and relationships with others. In spite of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), John continued to work up to his last day when the Lord took him home at the end of the workday at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14th . "…His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! ...Come and share your master's happiness!'" Matthew 25:21 Visitation and Funeral Service will be held at Zion United Reformed Church of Sheffield, 238 Old Highway 8, Sheffield, Ontario, L0R 1Z0. Visitation on Thursday, June 16 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Friday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of gifts or flowers, you are encouraged to make a donation to Edu Deo Ministries (formerly Worldwide Christian Schools) or the Ontario Christian Gleaners. Arrangements entrusted to Corbett Funeral Home (519-740-0669).

Waterloo Region Record 18 jun 2011 
John Slotegraaf
 
27897 BLUHM, Doris 1919 - 2016 Passed away peacefully, with family by her side at Sunnyside Home LTC, Kitchener on Friday, July 15, 2016, at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Bluhm (2003). Dear mother of Barbara, Dale and the late Doug Bluhm (2011). Doris will be lovingly remembered by her nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Alf Slumkoski and Irene Sachs, and grandson Mark Bluhm. Doris was a longtime member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Friends are invited to share their memories of Doris with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Malina officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. A private family interment will be held at Mount Hope, Kitchener. In lieu of flowers condolences for the family and donations to St. Matthews Lutheran Church or Sunnyside Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

Waterloo Region Record 16 Jul 2016 
Doris Slumkoski
 
27898 August Slumkoski - The many friends of Mr. August Slumkoski will be sorry to hear of his death, which occurred at his home, 183 Victoria Street, on Sunday evening at 11:56 o'clock. The deceased was confined to his bed for two weeks, and while doing fairly well before that he was continually failing. He was 76 years, 2 months and 21 days of age, and was born in Germany. He came to Kitchener 48 years ago. He was employed at the Kaufman planing mill for 28 years, for 22 of which he was tireman. He also filled similar positions with the Dominion Button Co. and the Lang Tanning Co. As an employee he was reliable, faithful and conscientious. The deceased was well known and had many friends and acquaintances. The anguish occasioned by his demise, therefore, is more than confined to his family circle. Surviving the deceased are his second wife, Anna Giese, and one son of this union, Arthur Slumkoski of this city, and one son and three daughters of the first union, who are William of Vancouver, Mrs. Alf. Boehmer, Short Street, city, Mrs. Thomas Humphrey, Kitchener, and Mrs. Henry Martinz of Detroit. There are also two brothers and one sister, Gottfried of Kitchener and John of Williamsford, and Mrs. Gottfried Marklevitz of Kitchener. The funeral will be at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the residence to Mount Hope Cemetery. August Slumkowski
 
27899 Elizabeth at times used Lizzie or Louisa as her preferred name. Elizabeth Bertha "Lizzie" "Louisa" Slumkowski
 
27900 SLUMSK1, Edward Adam

At Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto, on Monday, Jan. 23, 1995, following a lengthy illness, Edward Slumski, age 80 years. Edward was a member of the Highland Light Infantry and served over-seas during the Second World War from 1939 to 1948. Following his discharge he resided and was self employed in Toronto. Brother of Carl and his wife Una, Mrs.: Gertrude Yaeck, Audrey Pritchard and her husband Kenneth, Earl and his wife June and Ken, all of Kitchener. Survived by six nieces, Marlene, Sandra, Joan, Tina, Marilyn and Shirley and three nephews, Lance, William and Stephen and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Clara Slumski; his sister, Jean and two brothers, Harold and Roy. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

The Record 25 Jan 1995 pg A7 
Edward Adam Slumski
 
27901 NOWAK, Bernice

Of 747 William St., Cambridge, on Monday, Jan 25, 1988, at her residence, Bernice Smakowski, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Nowak (1978). Dear mother of William and Frances (Mrs. Joseph Sadowski), both of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nowak was born in Poland and came to Cambridge in 1931. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd.. Cambridge, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1988, at 10 a.m., at St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Jan 1988 pg B11 
Bernice Smakowski
 
27902 Suddenly, on Sunday, February 27, 1944, at his home on the 3rd concession of Eramosa Township, in his 73rd year. Husband of Sarah J. Salt. He was a former resident of this district (Hespeler) and was well known in the community. He had seemed in normal health on Sunday and after completing the Sunday chores, had brought a pail of water into the house. His wife left the room to attend to a home item and on returning, found him dead. He was a member of the United Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Martin of Detroit. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon. A service was held at his home in Eramosa Township and interment was made in the Hespeler Cemetery. William Henry Smale
 
27903 Staying with Jemima Veitch David Small
 
27904 SMALL, Harry-John, 1962-2007

Suddenly, in Cambridge, at the age of 45. Loving husband of Frances (Frankie) (nee Hedderson). Loving and devoted father of daughters; Stacey and Emilee His Girls" of Cambridge Beloved son of Mary and stepson of John Luna of Sheffield and Gord Small. Loving brother of Philip; sister, Nancy-Arsenault (Paul) and Johnny. Loving brother-in-law to many and will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother-in-law, Paul Hedderson. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral & Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge on Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow.

The Record 7 Mar 2007 pg B7 
Harry John Small
 
27905 Death of Councillor John Small

Passes Away Suddenly At His Home Here Shortly After Midnight Last Night

The news of the death of Mr. John Small, Town Councillor which took place suddenly at his home on Hampton Street, Elmira, shortly after midnight last night from pneumonia, came as a shock to his relatives and to his numerous friends here.

While Mr. Small has not been in the best of health for some years, not since an attack of the flu in 1918, yet he was able to conduct his work and fulfil his duties as a member of the Town Council and take an active interest in Church and in any matter that was of benefit to the town. On Tuesday he seemed to have taken a cold and that night pneumonia developed and notwithstanding that everything possible was done by his physician and nurses, he passed peacefully away at 12:15 this (Thursday) morning.

The late Mr. Small, who was in the 65th yearof his age, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Small. He was born on a farm in the Township of Wellesley, near Macton, on the town line between Waterloo and Wellington Counties. Here he resided until his marriage in 1907 to Susanna Adam, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Adam of the same neighborhoood. Mr. and Mrs. Small continued to reside at the Small homestead for several years and about twenty years ago came to Elmira. Mr. Small took up the occupation of builder and during the intervening years between his coming to Elmira and the present time he erected and disposed of quite a number of residences of the better class.

Eleven years ago Mr. Small was elected a member of the Elmira Town Council and has continued to be a member of the Board since that time. During the years of office as a member of the Council he was one of its most active members and his work in overseeing the street paving, the beautification of the cemetery and other permanent improvements throughout the town will remain as a memory to his services. He had been most consistent and painstaking in the discharge of his duties as a member of the Board of Works of the Town Council. Mr. Small has also been an Elder of Gale Presbyterian Church for many years besides being Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Management, and he will be greatly missed by the congregation, who came to depend upon him to look after much of the detail work of the Church Board.

The late Mr. Small leaves no family and besides his widow, who has the sincere sympahy of the community in her sorrow, there are three sisters and two brothers left to mourn his demise. The sisters and brothers are as follows: Mrs. J. McLaughlin of Palmerston; James Fannie, Elizabeth A. (Mrs. J. McMillan) and Grace, all of Galt and David of Marden. A sister, Catherine of Virden, Man., predeceased him about ten years ago.

The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from his late residence at 30 Hampton Street where the funeral service will be conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Mayson H. Sewell, B.D. Internment will be in the Elmira cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 2 Apr 1931 
John Small
 
27906 SMALLWOOD, Stanley Gordon (Stan)

Passed away peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday, March 24, 1999, Stan Smallwood, in his 89th year. Stan was an honourary member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Enginers (IEEE). In 1945 he was the founder and president of Radio Coil Winding Specialities and later changed the name to S.G. Smallwood Ltd. He was currently chairman of S.G. Smallwood Inc. This was Stan's life-time work and hobby. Beloved husband of Emily for 62 years: dear father of Gordon Smallwood and his wife Mary Ann of Kitchener and Karen Krolouski (Smallwood) of Brantford: dear grandfather of Chad and Amanda Kroulouski, Arlan and Braelyn Smallwood. He was predeceased by his parents, Horace and Ivy Smallwood; two s isters, Evelyn Snowden and Neva Evans. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, at I p.m. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge after the reception.

The Record 25 Mar 1999 pg B4 
Gordon Stanley "Stan" Smallwood
 
27907 Residence was unknown, but at the time of the census was staying at the home of John and Betsey Woolcott in Waterloo Township George Smeler
 
27908 1871 - Adam Smith was staying with John Vogel. Adam Smith
 
27909 Died, In Township of Blenheim, this (Monday) morning, at a quarter past 6 o'clock, Agnes Smith, Relict of the late John D. Wallace, Aged 68 Years. Funeral. On Wednesday afternoon, 21st August, at Two o'clock, from the Residence