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3001 Jacob Betzner, "the eldest in the family, was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1769, where he died before his parents moved to Canada." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Betzner
 
3002 Jacob B. Betzner "the youngest child of John and Mary (Bechtel) Betzner, was born September 5th, 1818. On April 15th, 1842, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of John and Barbara (Groh) Scheirich. She was born June 17th, 1822, and died March 7th, 1849. After her decease he was married (September 28th, 1851) to Maria, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Reist) Bretz. She was born February 5th, 1829. Mr. Betzner followed farming for many years but at present resides in Breslau, Ontario. His family consists of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Oldest Berlin Citizen is Dead
Jacob B. Betzner Passes Away on Monday in His 98th Year
Was Born Near Doon

Berlin's oldest citizen, Mr. Jacob B. Betzner, passed peacefully away on Monday afternoon at the advanced age of 97 years, 1 month and 26 days. The decease enjoyed good health almost until the end. Two months ago he became quite feeble but his mind was clear up to about two weeks ago when the infirmities of old age weakened his constitution until the Grim Reaper summoned him.

The late Jacob B. Betzner was one of the pioneer native-born residents of Waterloo County. He was the youngest child of John and Mary (Bechtel) Betzner, and was born September 5, 1818, on the first settlement in Waterloo township, east of Doon, now known as the old Betzner Homestead. He began farming when a young man on the Springbank farm, near Breslau, now owned by Mr. A. C. Hallman. He later moved to Port Elgin where he purchased the flour mills of that village which he operated for a number of years. He sold those mills and then bought the New Dundee mills which he run several years. He retired later and moved back to Breslau. Since the death of his second wife he has been living with his children in Berlin and vicinity.

On April 15th, 1842, he was married to Magdalena Scheirich, and the union was blessed with four children, viz: Mary (Mrs. Benj. Stauffer), High River, Alta.; Barbara (Mrs. (Rev) Noah Stauffer), Waterloo; John, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Isaac, New Hamburg. After her decease in 1849, the late Mr. Betzner married Maria Bretz and the union was blessed with six children, viz: Mrs. Aaron Cressman, Vineland, Ont.; Aaron, Berlin; Moses, on the Breslau Road; Samuel, Yukon Territory; Mrs. Eph. S. Cressman, Berlin. The youngest child, Mrs. Ozias Snyder, died at Breslau in 1893.

The late Mr. Betzner was industrious and successful in his various undertakings, whether as a farmer or a miller. He was of a retiring disposition, but has always been held in the highest esteem by all his acquaintances. During years of his retirement he kept himself informed regarding the events that were announced from time to time. He was particularly interested in the automobile enterprise and greatly enjoyed rides throughout the country. He was a Mennonite in religion and a Liberal in politics.

The funeral will take place from the residence of his son, Aaron Betzner, 148 Weber Street E., Berlin on Wednesday, Nov. 3rd at 1:30 p.m., to the Breslau Mennonite Church for service and internment.2a

2aObituary - Berlin Daily Telegraph, November 2, 1915

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Betzner - Bro. Jacob B. Betzner was born Sept. 5, 1818, in one of the early settlements of Waterloo Co., Ont.; died at the home of his son, Bro. Aaron Betzner, in Berlin, Ont., Nov. 1, 1915; aged 97 y. 1 m. 26 d. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. On April 15, 1842, he was married to Magdalena Scheirick. This union was blessed with four children, all of whom are yet living. She died in 1849. On Sept. 28, 1851, he was married to Maria Bretz, which union was blessed with 6 children, all living except one. His second wife died in 1899. He leaves a posterity of 10 children, 9 of whom are living; 45 grandchildren, 42 whom are living; 53 great-grandchildren, of whom 7 died, and also 2 great-great-grandchildren. Bro. Betzner was a member of the Mennonite Church from his youth. The funeral was held on Nov. 3. Services at the house by Bro. Isaish Wismer and at the Cressman Mennonite Church at Breslau by Bro. Jonas Snider. (Text, Dan. 12:13) and Bro. Isiah Wismer. (Text, Job 19:25). Interment in the adjoining cemetery.3a

3aGospel Herald Vol. III No. 36, 2 Dec 1915

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Died At Berlin, Monday, November 1st, 1915 Jacob Betzner Aged 97 years, 1 month and 26 days. The Funeral will take place from the residence of his son, Aaron Betzner 148 Weber St. E., Berlin, on Wednesday, November 3rd,1915, at 1. 30 o'clock p. m. to Breslau Mennonite Church for service and interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card
 
Jacob B. Betzner
 
3003 Jacob S. Betzner "was born August 11th, 1838. On February 22nd, 1870, he was married to Lydia Snyder who was born October 18th, 1842, and died November 5th, 1894. They resided on his father's old farm about two miles east of Breslay. The had a family of two daughters, namely: V Minnie and V Eliza."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Betzner - On the 2d of April, 1899, near Breslau, Waterloo Co., Ont., Bro. Jacob S. Betzner, aged 59 years, 7 months and 23 days. Bro. Betzner had been for some time afflicted with dropsy, and by the advice of his physician he went to the Berlin Waterloo hospital for treatment, from which he returned home several weeks later greatly improved. He, however, believed that the end would come suddenly, and arranged his temporal affairs accordingly, nor did he neglect his spiritual interests, for he said to his daughter some time before his death that he was ready to go, and had no fears for the future. He retired on the evening of Easter Sunday, apparently as well as usual. Next morning his daughter, in passing his room, found him in a partly recumbent position, dead. He had evidently passed quietly away a number of hours before. The remains were laid to rest in the Cressman cemetery, Breslau, beside the remains of his wife who passed away a few years ago. Funeral services by D. B. Sherk in English from Psa. 127:2, last clause, and by Noah Stauffer in German. A large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of love to the departed brother. Two daughters remain to mourn the loss of an affectionate father.2a

2aObituary - Herald of Truth, May 1, 1899 
Jacob S. Betzner
 
3004 John Betzner, "the third son of Samuel and Maria (Detweiler) Betzner, was born May 7th, 1783. In 1804he was married to Mary, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Morris) Bechtel. She was born July 11th, 1782 and died September 22nd, 1843. After their marriage they moved on his father's farm opposite Doon where he died November 3rd, 1852. To them were born five children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Johannes "John" Betzner
 
3005 The Betzner Farmstead, composed of a farmhouse, drive shed and cultural heritage landscape, is located at 437 Pioneer Tower Road, in the southeast end of the City of Kitchener. The two-storey farmhouse was designed in the Mennonite Georgian style by John Betzner, and the accessory drive shed was designed in the utilitarian and vernacular style typical of pioneer farmsteads. Both buildings were constructed in circa 1830. Johannes "John" Betzner
 
3006 John B. Betzner "the second son of John D. and Mary (Bechtel) Betzner, was born February 13th, 1808. Early in spring of 1833 he was married to Magdalena, daughter of David and Elizabeth (Bechtel) Eby. She was born December 12th, 1813, and died April 2nd, 1886. Soon after their marriage they moved on his father's and grandfather's old place opposite Doon where he died February 6th, 1854. Their family consisted of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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February 6, 1854 - John Betzner. Waterloo Township. 45 years2a

2aDeath Announcement - Deutsche Canadier, February 16, 1854

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A-1-32 John Betzner
: Administration to the estate of John Betzner, late of the Township of Waterloo granted on Petition and issued in favor of his widow Magdalene the eighth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four, after her giving proof that the said deceased died intestate on or about the sixth day of February of same year, and on her giving Bond into the sum of Five Hundred Pounds, with David Sherick and Abraham Cressman, both of the said Township of Waterloo, Yeomen, as her sureties. Inventory amounting to Six Hundred and seventy four pounds, eighteen shillings and 5 1/2 pence.

Granted and issued 8th March 1854
Inventory £674/18/51/2d1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Johannes B. "John" Betzner
 
3007 John B. Betzner "was born January 5th, 1856. He is married to Sophia Brockel. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as book-keeper for the J. R. Stouffer Company, of which firm he is also a shareholder. His family consists of one child, a daughter"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Passing of J. B. Betzner

For Many Years Conducted Grocery Store on King St. in Berlin

The Grim Reaper removed on Saturday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock, Mr. John B. Betzner, at his home 45 Duke St., after a long illness, aged 57 years, 11 months and 29 days. The deceased was born in Waterloo County on January 5th, 1856, and has lived in this vivinity continuously. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence to the East End Mennonite church for short service, and internment at the East End cemetery. The request is made that no flowers be sent.
The late Mr. Betzner is a direct descendent of Samuel Betzner, who settled in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1755, coming to this continent from Merspurg, Germany. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. David Betzner. At one time he was employed as a bookkeeper for the J. R. Stouffer Co., but for many years has conducted the well known grocery store on the corner of King and Foundry streets. While the deceased had been in ill health for a number of years he was always cheerful and bright. For two days preceding his death he was confined to his bed.
He was married to Sophia Brockel who survives. This marriage was blest by three children, two of whom survive, namely, Edna and Erma, both at home.2a

2aObituary - The Daily Telegraph, January 5, 1914 
John B. Betzner
 
3008 John B. Betzner "was born May 12th, 1867, and is unmarried. He has spent several years in California and other Pacific states. At present he is home with his parents but is thinking of going west again in the near future."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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On the 22d of March, 1899, near Pollasky, Fresno Co., California, of spinal meningitis, John, eldest son of Moses and Veronica Betzner, of Berlin, Ontario, aged 31 years, 10 months and 10 days. The circumstances surrounding the death of our dear young friend are peculiarly sad. He had been away from home for a number of years, and had decided to come home in the near future. He was engaged by the Ohio Gold Mining Co., and was highly esteemed by his employer as a trustworthy young man. Owing to heavy rains work at the mines had to be temporarily stopped, and a party of miners went up into the mountains prospecting. Although not feeling well the deceased accompanied the party. While they were out, on the 19th of March, a heavy rain set in, drenching them. Deceased took cold and became so ill that his friends had to carry him back. As he continued to grow worse he was taken on the train to Fresno, 22 miles distant, on the 21st. The physician met them at the depot, and upon examination pronounced it a case of spinal meningitis. He was taken to the hospital, but died the following morning. His brother Allan, who resides in San Francisco, 207 miles distant, was notified and at once came and took charge of the remains. He purchased a lot in the Fresno cemetery and had the remains interred there. Funeral services were held on the 29th. The deceased leaves his parents, one brother, two sisters and many other relatives and friends to mourn his untimely death far away from home and friends. Upon leaving San Francisco three years ago the deceased, who often felt lonely and depressed, handed his brother a poem, which seems to express to some extent his feelings at the time. The poem will be found in the next issue. May God comfort the bereaved family in their sore affliction and grant them grace to live so that when the end comes they may depart in peace to meet the loved ones gone before, let us hope, to a brighter world.2a

2aThe Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVI, No. 9, May 1, 1899 - pages 140-142 
John B. Betzner
 
3009 Death Announcement - Canada Museum and Allgemeine Zeitung, September 15, 1836
Last Thursday, a child of Samuel Betzner died at the age of 2y, 7m 18d. The family of Samuel Betzner lives in the city of Waterloo. 
John S. Betzner
 
3010 John Betzner "was born August 9th, 1846. He is married to Sallie Stauffer and resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their family consists of two children, namely: V Alvin and V Lena."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Death Announcement

Mr. Isaac Betzner received the news of the death of his brother, Mr. John Betzner, which occurred at Grand Rapids, Mich., last Friday. The funeral took place at Grand Rapids on Monday2a

2aNew Hamburg Independent, March 20, 1925 
John S. Betzner
 
3011 Josiah B. Betzner "was born July 4th, 1857. He is married to Mary Pamelia Moyer. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as book-keeper for The Berlin Piano & Organ Company. Their family consists of seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Josiah Betzner

Josiah Betzner, 15 Church st., for many years identified as manager and accountant of the Haines Piano Company of Kitchener, passed away at the K-W hospital last night after an illness of only a few days duration. About four years ago the late Mr. Betzner was obliged to discontinue his duties at the offices of the Haines Piano company, when his health became endangered. Since his retirement from active business he had not suffered any serious illness until ten days ago when he contracted a cold. Deceased was born in St. Jacobs the son of the late David and Catharine Brubacher Betzner. In November of 1881 he was married to Mary Pamelia Moyer, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Moyer of Berlin, who survives him. The late Mr. Betzner started his business career as a bookkeeper for the late Shantz Button Company. After leaving this firm he was connected with the Haines Piano Company for 25 years. In addition to his widow, he is survived by two sons, Hugh, in Dallas, Texas, and Orvel, of New York City, and five daughters, Mrs. A. H. Holdsworth of Windsor, Mrs. H. W Shoemaker of this city, Mrs. Clayton Kraft of Kitchener, Mrs. Harry Forler of Peterborough and Jerene at home. Three brothers, Henry, David, and Eliab, all of Kitchener, also survive his death. Two brothers, John and Benjamin predeceased him. The funeral which will be private, will be held from his late residence, 15 Church st., on Sunday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Rev. H. F. Deller of Trinity United church will conduct the services. Internment will follow in the East End Mennonite cemetery. Please omit flowers.2a

2aKitchener Daily Record, April 22, 1927 
Josiah B. Betzner
 
3012 Betzner, Kenneth M. - At St. Mary's Hospital, on Thursday, June 7, 1984, following a lengthy illness, Kenneth Martin Betzner, aged 72 years, of 10 Conway Drive, Kitchener. Mr. Betzner was a member of Calvary United Church. Beloved husband of the former Matilda Miller. Predeceased by his father Ephraim Betzner and his mother, the former Salina Martin and one sister, Arvilla. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 p.m. today. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Saturday, 2:30 p.m., with Miss Jean Kellerman officiating. Internment Bloomingdale Mennonite cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Jun 1984 
Kenneth Martin Betzner
 
3013 Mrs. Norman Kropf

After an illness of about ten weeks the death occurred at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Tuesday night, March 23rd, of Lorena Betzner, widow of the late Norman Kropf.
The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Betzner and was born in New Hamburg on February 26th, 1881, having thus just passed her 56th year.
She spent her girlhood days here and on her marriage on March 1, 1916, she resided for a short time at Ceylon, Sask., later coming back to New Hamburg. For the past ten years the family resided in Kitchener.
The deceased was a devout adherent of the Lutheran faith and since living in Kitchener she was an active member of the First English Lutheran Church and a member of the Women's Missionary Society, of which she was president a few years ago.
Her husband predeceased her last August, but she leaves in deep bereavement two sons, Emmett and Lorne, of Kitchener, and two sisters, Miss Soph. Betzner, of Kitchener, and Mrs. Elena Ritz, of New Hamburg.
The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon with service by Rev. Mr. Jacobi in Sandrock Funeral Chapel at 2:30 o'clock followed by internment in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.1a

1aNew Hamburg Independent, March 26, 1937

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Married - The marriage of Miss Lorena Betzner, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Betzner, of this town, to Mr. Norman Kropf, also from here, was solemnized by Rev. Mr. Behrens, pastor of the English Lutheran Church at Berlin, on Wednesday. Owing to the recent bereavement in the bride's family the wedding was a quiet affair. The newly married couple left on a short wedding trip and intend to leave here for Ceylon, Sask., where they intend to locate. Their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous wedded life.2a

2aNew Hamburg Independent, March 3, 1916 
Lorena Estella Betzner
 
3014 Mrs. Nicholas Wenzel Killed

Mrs. Nich. Wenzel, formerly Miss Alice Betzner, daughter of Mrs. Isaac Betzner of this town, was almost instantly killed in an auto accident on Saturday evening about 8 30 o'clock, and her brother, William Betzner, was seriously injured, sustaining a fracture of three ribs near the spine.

Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel and Mr. Betzner left on a short auto ride along Bleam's road, and near Mr. A. Zoeller's farm, about two miles east of the village, the accident occurred. Just how it happened is not definitely known, but the car swerved around and turned turtle on the centre of the road. Wm Betzner and Mr. Wenzel were thrown clear of the car, but Mrs. Wenzel was pinned underneath. Mr. Wenzel was but slightly injured and stunned and was able to seek help. Passersby helped to extricate the unfortunate young woman from beneath the car and she was removed to the home of Mr. Andrew Zoeller and medical aid immediately summoned. Upon examination by Dr. Marty it was found that her spine was broken and she passed away about an hour after the accident occurred without having regained consciousness. Her brother was taken in an auto to his home here where he is still in a precarious condition.

The remains of Mrs. Wenzel were brought to the home of her parents on Sunday forenoon, from whence the funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon to Riverside Cemetery, the service being held in Trinity Lutheran Church.

The sad affair cast a gloom over the community and much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. The deceased was 27 years of age, and was for the past five years dining room girl at the Commercial Hotel here, and had been married but recently. A large circle of friends deplore her tragic and untimely death. She is survived by her husband and parents, three sisters and one brother, who have the deepest sympathy of all.1a

1aObituary - New Hamburg Independent, Friday October 2, 1914 
Loualice Wilhelmina Betzner
 
3015 Lucinda Betzner "was born September 5th, 1865. She is married to Elias Kolb. They reside about two miles east of Berlin where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Kolb - Lucinda, daughter of Moses and Veronica (Brubacher) Betzner, was born Sept. 5, 1865, at the Betzner homestead, the Memorial Tower farm; died Sept. 18, 1937, at the K. W. Hospital from bronchial congestion and heart failure; aged 72 y. 13 d. She was married to Elias B. Kolb, Oct. 1, 1891. Her early married life was spent on the Kolb farm, one mile east of Kitchener, on the Guelph Highway. In 1902 they built their new home across the highway, now known as the George Hahn farm. In 1908 they moved to Herbert, Sask., and lived in that section for eighteen years. They returned to Kitchener In 1925. The last five years were spent with their daughter, Mrs. C. F. Derstine. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter (Mary Elizabeth, wife of Bishop C. F. Derstine), and 7 grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters and 1 brother (Mrs. Maggie Quickfall, Kitchener; Allan Betzner, Berkeley, Calif., and Elizabeth, wife of B. B. Shuh, Guernsey, Sask.). One brother (John Betzner) predeceased her. She accepted Christ in her youth, and died in the fellowship of the Mennonite Church as a faithful member. She was deeply interested in her work and welfare of the Church, and in her younger years was an active Sunday school teacher. The funeral and interment at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. The services were conducted by Bishops S. F. Coffman and Jonas Snider. The son-in-law and pastor, Bro. C. F. Derstine, gave an address on "My Personal Tribute to My Mother-in-law."2a

2aObituary - Gospel Herald, October 7, 1937
 
Lucinda Betzner
 
3016 Lydia Ann Betzner "the youngest in the family, was born December 24th, 1865. She was married to Ozias Snyder who was born November 13th, 1865. They resided on his farmer's farm about a mile south of Breslau where she died March 28th, 1893, leaving one child, named V Elenor."

Lydia Betzner, "the youngest child of Maria Bretz and her husband, Jacob B. Betzner, was born December 24th, 1865. She was married to Ozias Snyder, and died March 28th, 1893. They had a family of one child, a daughter named Elenor."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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SNYDER - On the 28th of March, 1893, at Breslau, Waterloo Co., Ont., of consumption, Lydia Ann, wife of Bro. Oziah Snyder and youngest daughter of Jacob and Maria Betzner, aged 27 y., 3 m., 3d. She had been in feeble health for over a year, but had become so much better that we thought all danger over. But she took a severe cold and at once began to sink, and after a few days of suffering she fell asleep in Jesus. She told her husband not to weep, but to meet her in heaven. She untied with the church in early years, and was a beloved member, a kind and sympathizing friend, and her early loss will be deeply felt by all. She leaves her bereaved young husband, one child, parents, brothers and sisters and many warm friends. Her remains were laid to rest on the 31st at Cressman's M.H., Breslau. Funeral services by Elias Weber and Moses Bowman in German and I.A. Wambold in English.

"A dear one has gone from our circle on earth we shall see her no more,
She has gone to the Savior in glory, and all her afflictions are o'er." L.K.B
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2aHerald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 11, June 1, 1893 - Page 181, 182, 183 
Lydia Ann Betzner
 
3017 Magdalena Betzner "was born Janaury 3rd, 1870. She is married to Charles Quickfall. They reside about a mile north of Bridgeport, Ontario. Their family consists of five children, namely: VI Clark Jay (dead), VI Lillie May, VI Olive Meta, and twin girls whose names have not been received."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Magdalena Quickfall

Mrs. Magdalena Quickfall, 88, of 198 Courtland Ave. East, died at K-W Hospital today after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 3, 1870 in Kitchener, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Betzner. She was a member of First Mennonite Church. Her husband, Charles, died April 21, 1921.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Anthony, Mrs. George (Cora) Oakley and Mrs. Irvin (Vera) Woelfe, all of Kitchener, and Mrs. Walter (Olive) Raymond of London, Ont.; a brother, Allan Betzner of Berkeley, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Elisabeth Shuh of Guernsey, Sask.; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son in infancy.2a

2aKitchener-Waterloo Record, February 27, 1958

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Quickfall, Magdalena, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Betzner, was born Jan. 1870; died at the K-W Hospital, Feb. 27, 1958; aged 88 y.1 m. 24 d. She was married to Charles Quickfall, who preceded her in death, April 21, 1921. Surviving are 4 daughters (Mrs. Lillian Anthony, Cora-Mrs. George Oakley, and Vera-Mrs. Orvin Woelfe, all of Kitchener, Ont.; and Olive-Mrs. Walter Raymond, London, Ont.), one brother (Allen, Berkley, Calif.), one sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Shuh, Guernsey, Sask.), and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, March 1, in charge of C. F. Derstine. Burial in the First Mennonite Church Cemetery3a

3aGospel Herald, March 18, 1958 
Magdalena Betzner
 
3018 Magdalena Betzner "was born January 1st, 1861. She is married to Moses E. Shantz. They reside two miles east of Berlin on the farm lately owned by Moses E. Schneider. Their family consists of four children, namely: VI Loanna, VI Lincoln, VI Clayton, and VI Vernon."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Betzner
 
3019 Magdalena Betzner "eldest child of second wife, was born July 5th, 1852. On December 11th, 1877, she was married to Aaron Cressman who was born April 4th, 1854. They reside at Strasburg, Ontario. Their family consists of seven children, namely: V Barbara, V Ida Minerva, V Maria, V Lanora, V Mabel, V Wilfrid, and V Alvina. See Aaron Cressman's family." & Magdalena Betzner, "was born July 5th, 1852. She is married to Aaron Cressman and resides at Strasburg. They have a family of seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Cressman - Magdalene, daughter of Jacob and Maria Betzner, was born July 5, 1852; died July 8, 1931; aged 79 y. 3 d. She was married to Aaron Cressman in 1877 who predeceased her in 1913. To them were born 6 daughters and 2 sons: Mrs. J. Geo. Nagus (who died in 1918), Mrs. F. F. Honsberger, Mrs. J. B. Weber, Mrs. O. D. Wills, Lenora, Alvina, Wilfred, and Clifford. Besides her 7 children she is survived by 10 grandchildren, 1 sister, 3 brothers. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., by Bros. C. F. Derstine and Jonas Snider. Interment in Strasburg Cemetery2a

2aObituary - Gospel Herald, July 30, 1931 
Magdalena "Mattie" Betzner
 
3020 The marriage registration doesn't seem to agree on Magdalena's first name and parents although the marriage date is correct and the parents are wrong.

011097-77 (Waterloo Co) Aaron CRESSMAN, 23, yeoman, New Dundee, New Dundee, s/o Samuel & Barbara married Martha BETZNER, 24, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, d/o Isaac & Louisa, witn Isaac BETZNER Jr. & Louisa CRESSMAN of Waterloo Tp, 11 December 1877 in New Hamburg. 
Magdalena "Mattie" Betzner
 
3021 Mary Betzner "was born August 4th, 1843. She is married to Benjamin Stauffer. Their family consisted of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Stauffer - Mary, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena Shiry-Betzner, was born Aug. 4, 1843; died June 23, 1924; aged 80 y. 10 m. 19 d. On May 23, 1865, she was married to Benjamin Stauffer. To them were born 5 sons and 3 daughters, 6 of whom survive: Norman, Isaac, Fred, Mrs. Noah Weber, Mrs. Jonah Baer, and Mrs. A. L. Shantz. Beside the children there remain to mourn 21 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers (John, Isaac, Samuel, Moses, Aaron) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Noah Stauffer, Mrs. Aaron Cressman, and Mrs. Ephraim Cressman). Sister Stauffer made her peace with God early in life, joined the church of her choice, and remained a faithful, consistent member until God called her home. Funeral services were held June 25 from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Noah Weber, Waterloo, to the Kitchener Mennonite Church for service and burial in adjoining cemetery. Services conducted by Brethren Noah Hunsberger, Jonas Snider, and Oscar Burkholder.2a

2aGospel Herald, July 10, 1924
 
Maria "Mary" Betzner
 
3022 Mary Betzner "was born February 11th, 1850. Early in spring, 1870, she was married to Levi C. Snyder. They resided on his father's farm two miles east of Berlin where she died April 28th, 1873. Their family consisted of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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April 29th, in Waterloo co., Ont., MARY, wife of Levi SCHNEIDER, aged 23 years, 2 months, and 18 days. Funeral sermon by D.Wismer, and E. Detweiler2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume X, Number 6 - June 1873 - Page 111 
Mary Betzner
 
3023 Mary Betzner "was born September 23rd, 1857. She was married to Isaac M. Brubacher who died March 18th, 1882. Her family consists of two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Betzner
 
3024 Weber - Sister Minnie, wife of Jeremiah B. Weber, and daughter of the late Jacob Betzner, was born Dec. 15, 1871, near Breslau, Ont.; died of sarcoma, at her home near Cressman, Sask., March 20, 1909; aged 37 y. 3 m. 9 d. She was sick the greater part of a year with great suffering, which at times caused her to cry out loud to God for help, for grace, and if it is His will for deliverance. She longed much to go and be with her Savior. She leaves a loving husband and one child. Her sister, Eliza, nurse, from La Junta, Colo., came to her bedside several months ago and ministered much comfort and consolation. Funeral services were conducted by the brethren, Isaiah Rosenberger and E. S. Hallman. Text, Rev. 21:4; 7:9. Laid to rest in the Sharon Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aObituary - Gospel Herald, April 8, 1909 
Minnie Betzner
 
3025 Death Announcement - Canada Museum and Allgemeine Zeitung, August 4, 1836
July 27, 1836 - In Waterloo, Moses Betzner, son of Samuel Betzner, died at age of 6y 4m 3w 2d. 
Moses Betzner
 
3026 Moses Betzner "was born July 21st, 1855. He is married to Leah, daughter of Jacob Z. and Maria (Bowman) Kolb. They reside about two miles east of Berlin where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of two children". Moses Betzner, "was born July 21st, 1855. He is married to Leah Kolb. They reside on Cyrus Cressman's old place and have three children".1a

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Moses B. Betzner
The death of Mr. Moses B. Betzner occurred at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Elmer Hofstetter, at Baden last Friday, November 20th, following a short illness with pneumonia. The deceased was a descendent of the first settlers of Waterloo County who came here from Pennsylvania at the turn of the 18th century. The deceased was aged 81 years, 4 months and 29 days. He spent his whole life in Waterloo County.
The deceased was married to Leah B. Kolb, who predeceased him 9 years ago. Since then he made his home with his daughter in Baden.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hofstetter, of Baden, and one son, Herbert V. Betzner, of Grimsby, besides two brothers, Aaron, of Kitchener, and Samuel, of Dawson City, Yukon, and one sister, Mrs. Susannah Cressman, of Kitchener.
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon with a short service at the house at 1.30 o'clock, after which the cortege proceeded to the Cressman Mennonite Church at Breslau for public service. Internment took place in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Oscar Burkholder was in charge of the funeral service.2a

2aObituary - New Hamburg Independent, November 27, 1936

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Betzner - Moses B. Betzner was born at Breslau, Ont., July 22, 1855; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Elmore Hofstetter, Baden, Ont.), Nov. 20, 1936; aged 81 y. 3 m. 29 d. On Dec. 21, 1883, he was united in marriage to Leah Kolb, who preceded him nine years ago. To this union were born 2 children (Leona, Mrs. Elmore Hofstetter, and Herbert of Grimsby, Ont.) who survive. He is also survived by 2 brothers (Samuel of Dawson City, Yukon, and Aaron of Kitchener, Ont.), 1 sister (Mrs. Susannah Cressman, Kitchener, Ont.), and 4 grandchildren. In his early manhood be united with the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, being converted through the labors of J. S. Coffman. He was always ready to give his testimony for the Lord, and in his last hours expressed himself resigned to the will of his Master whom he was privileged to serve so long. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Breslau in charge of Oscar Burkholder. Text, II Cor. 5:10.3a

3aObituary - Gospel Herald, December 10, 1936 
Moses B. Betzner
 
3027 Moses Betzner "was born February 18th, 1838. On February 2nd, 1864, he was married to Veronica Brubacher who was born May 16th, 1843. They reside on the old "Bisho Benjamin Eby" farm at the lower end of the town of Berlin where he is engaged in farming. To them were born five children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Betzner - Moses Betzner was one of the oldest residents of Kitchener, Ont., among its pioneer residents, a direct descendant of the County's first settlers. He was the son of John and Magdalena Eby Betzner. He was born Feb. 18, 1838 on the Pioneer Betzner Farm, where now stands the Memorial Tower in remembrance of those sturdy, early pioneer settlers. He spent his youth on the farm, and later moved to the environs of Berlin. He attended the school conducted by the well known Benjamin Eby, from who Kitchener received its first name, "Ebytown". On Feb. 2, 1864 he was married to Veronica Brubacher, the youngest daughter of Deacon John E. Brubacher, who survives him, and is the last survivor of that family. Bro. Betzner was in excellent health, and possessed his faculties to a remarkable degree until the last year of his life. He died in his 94th year. Bro. Betzner turned to the Lord in his old age, had a vital Christian experience, and united in the fellowship of the Mennonite Church, and was a devoted member until his home-going. Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 children; Lucinda Kolb, Maggie Quickfall, of Kitchener; Allan Betzner of Berkley, Calif., and Elizabeth Shuh of Guernsey, Sask. One son, John Betzner of Fresno, Calif., predeceased him. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 sister, Mrs. Joseph Snyder, also aged 92 years. He will be remembered for his unselfish life, sterling character, and congenial personality by many. The services were conducted by Bro. C. F. Derstine and Bro. Jonas Snider, at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. Text. Psa. 17:14,15.2a

2aObituary - Gospel Herald, October 8, 1931

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By Rev. Stahlschmidt, Moses Betzner was married to Veronika Brubacher, both of Woolwich.3a

3aBerliner Journal, February 11, 1864 
Moses E. Betzner
 
3028 Obituary - Kitchener-Waterloo Record, December 29, 1973
Forler, Mrs. Harry G. (Myrtle) - At her home, 247 Franklin St. N., on Friday, Dec. 28, 1973, after a lengthy illness, Myrtle Viola Betzner, age 79 years, a resident of the Twin Cities for many years and a daughter of Josiah Betzner and the former Nellie Moyer. Mrs. Forler was a member of Faith Missionary Church; wife of Harry G. Forler who predeceased her May 1, 1957; mother of Arthur J., Clinton; Douglas H., Guelph and the late Kenneth; sister of Wanetta (Mrs. Henry W. Shoemaker) and Florence (Mrs. Clayton Kraft), both of Kitchener and Jerene (Mrs. Carl Knechtel) of Woodstock; predeceased by two brothers Orval and Dr. Hugh L. Betzner and a sister Mrs. Cora Holsworthy; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener, after noon on Sunday. Funeral and committal service in the chapel Monday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Willis Hunking officiating. Internment Woodland cemetery. 
Myrtle Viola Betzner
 
3029 Noah Betzner "was bron March 22nd, 1836. He is married to Barbara Schneider, who was born September 11th, 1838. They reside about three miles east of Berlin, on the old "Jacob Sherk" farm. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

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Noah Betzner

One of the oldest citizens of Kitchener, if not the oldest, passed away this morning at his late residence, at 139 East Lancaster street, in the person of Noah Betzner, born on March 22, 1836, he was well on in his 92nd year, and in full possession of all his faculties up to three or four weeks ago, when he was compelled to take to his bed. During his short illness he received at the hands of his family and other friends the watchful care due a father, a neighbour and a friends, the end coming this morning at an early hour, without pain and without apprehension of any kind.
The late Mr. Betzner was the son of the late John B. Betzner and Magdalena Eby and a great grandson of Samuel Betzner, who was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, in 1738, and who migrated to Canada about the year 1800, taking up land on the Grand River, opposite Doon, where the monument to the Waterloo County pioneers now stands. The late Mr. Betzner was proprietor of this farm during the first five years of his married life, after which he moved to the "Jacob Sherk" farm on the Grand River between Kitchener and Breslau. In 1898 Mr. Betzner gave up farming and moved to Kitchener, where he has resided ever since.
On March 3, 1857, he was married to Barbara Schneider, who predeceased him just two years ago, and eight years beyond their 60th anniversary. Three children died in infancy, the surviving members of the family being Mrs. Isaac Brubacher, Mrs. Moses Shantz, Mr. Oliver Betzner, Mrs. Oliver Hallman, and Mr. Ephraim Betzner, all of this city and vicinity. There also survive fourteen grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. To all of these sympathy is extended on the loss of a kind and Christian father, whose memory will be revered by all who knew him.
In the death of Mr. Betzner the community loses one of the few links which still remained to bind us to early life in Waterloo County. He was one of the original members of the M.B.C. congregation, organized in the early seventies, under the guidance and inspiration of Rev. Solomon Eby. He was a consistent member of that church ever since, was faithful and even severe with himself in his religious duties, and was an inspiration to many by his upright and exemplary life and his Christian testimony given many times and often both in public gatherings and in private life. Truly this was a good man, - good in the face of the many trials, difficulties and disappointments of a long life.
The funeral will take place from his late residence on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock and will proceed to the M.B.C. church for service and to the East End cemetery where internment will take place.2a

2aObituary - Kitchener Daily Record, August 25, 1927 
Noah Betzner
 
3030 Oliver Betzner "was born February 14th, 1867. He is married to Samantha Hallman and resides on the old "Abram Kolb farm" two miles east of Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Oliver S. Betzner
 
3031 Obituary - Kitchener-Waterloo Record, January 30, 1970
Orval Betzner

Orval V. Betzner of 103 Church St. died today at K-W Hospital.
He was born in Kitchener. He was employed until his retirement with the Ontario Liquor Control Board.
He was a member of Trinity United Church and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 50.
Surviving are his wife; one brother, Hugh of Dallas Tex.; four sisters, Mrs. Henry Shoemaker, Mrs. Clayton Kraft and Mrs. Harry Forler, all of Kitchener, and Mrs. Carl Knechtel of Woodstock.
The body is at the Keffer Funeral Home where friends can pay respects after 2 p.m. Saturday. Service will be conducted at the funeral home Monday at 2 p.m. by Very Rev. F. G. Stewart. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.
Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.
 
Private Orval Victor Betzner
 
3032 Samuel Betzner " was born December 22nd, 1857. He is unmarried and has his home with his parents." Samuel Betzner
 
3033 Samuel Betzner, "the old progenitor of this highly respectable family, was born near the little village of Merspurg, situated on Lake Constance, about eight miles north-east of the city of Constance in the kingdom of Wurtenburg, Germany, in 1738. His parental residence was a humble cottage situated about a mile from Merspurg, and his parents were plain, honest wage-earners, and members of the German Reformed Church. When Samuel was about three years of age he had the misfortune of losing his father, and in less than a year hereafter his mother died, thus leaving him an orphan at the age of four years. * A kind and tender-hearted neighbour in whose service the lad's parents had been for many years, being animated to sympathy for the poor orphan, adopted him as his own son. Being naturally of a bright mind, young Samuel availed himself of the opportunity thus afforded him and he soon became a favourite among his friends and neighbours. He had so well gained the love and esteem of his foster-parents that they had him appointed sole heir to all their large estate worth thousands of dollars. All went well until Samuel was about sixteen years of age, when an heir was born unto his foster-parents. After this young heir had made his appearance in the family, it became evident to Samuel that sooner or later his lot would prove to be something like young Ismael's, however he did not wait until the pitcher of water was handed to him, he left for America when seventeen years of age. He arrived at Philadelphia in 1755 and settled in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. It is said that he made the journey from Philadelphia to Franklin County on foot and that he slept in barns or on straw in the fields whenever night overtook him. Mr. Betzner was subjected to many severe trials, partly arising from the military operations then harassing the country and partly from his former co-religionists in forsaking the German Reformed Church and joining that of the River Brethren (Dunkards), but all these trials were endured with patience. He was of a cheerful disposition and engaging manners. In social conversation he was pleasingly instructive. His only aim in this life seems to have been to prepare to meet his God in the world to come. This good old man was married to Maria Detweiler who was born in 1744, and died near Blair, Ontario in 1806. In 1800 he and his wife, in company with John Christian Reichart, moved to Canada. Old Mr. Betzner settled on the Grand River, opposite Doon, his farm adjoining that of old Joseph Schörg. Here he resided until his death which took place in 1813. They had quite a family. We know of five children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

* Handed to us as traditional by the older members of the family. The report is no doubt true as all members of the family have the same story 
Samuel Betzner
 
3034 Samuel B. Betzner, "the eldest son, was born September 11th, 1805. On September 28th, 1828, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Esther (Groh) Stauffer. She was born June 4th, 1810, and died February 25th, 1882. Shortly after their married they moved on the farm now possesses by their son Jacob, about two miles east of Breslau, where he died May 8th, 1879. Their family consisted of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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May 8, 1879 - Samuel Betzner, aged 73 years, died near Breslau.2a

2aDeath Announcement - Berliner Journal, May 22, 1879 
Samuel B. Betzner
 
3035 Samuel D. Betzner, "the second son, was born probably in 1770, and was married to Elizabeth Brech* . In 1799 he and his family in company with Joseph Schörg* and family, moved to Canada, and in spring of 1800 he settled on the farm now known as the "B. B. Bowman Farm" on the west bank of the Grand River and adjoining the village of Blair. He afterwards sold his farm to Rev. Joseph Baumann and moved to Flamboro West Wentworth County, where he died, leaving a family of several children, viz:* ". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

* now spelled Break
* now spelled Shirk and Sherk. See notes pages 20, 21
* we have the names of only two, maybe there never were more

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"The Late Samuel Betzner"

A few biographical remarks in the reference to the well known Samuel Betzner of Flamborough West, who died on the 10th day of August, 1856, will, we are well assured, be highly acceptable to the majority of our readers. Samuel Betzner emigrated from the State of Pennsylvania to this province at the early period of 1799, in the month of October, and stopped in the township of Ancaster for the winter. He brought only a small capital with him, and we regret to say that small capital was reduced to almost nothing by the misfortune of having his house, with all its contents, not excepting his money, consumed by fire. But Mr. Betzner was one of those men not easily discouraged by trifles. The following spring he pressed his way through a total wilderness to the Township of Waterloo, and he may fairly be numbered among the first settlers of that important place. Without anything in truth that could be called a road-without a saw or grist mill nearer than Flamboro' West2a

2aBerlin Chronicle 27 Aug 1856


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BETZNER, SAMUEL D., settler and district constable; b. 1 March 1771 in Lancaster County, Pa, a son of Samuel Betzner (Bezner) and Maria Detweiler; m. before 1798 Elizabeth Brech, and they had a son and a daughter; d. 10 Aug. 1856 near Flamborough (West Flamborough), Upper Canada.

A native of Württemberg (Federal Republic of Germany), Samuel D. Betzner's father immigrated to North America in 1755 and settled in Franklin County, Pa. In the fall of 1799 Samuel D. and his brother-in-law Joseph Schörg left that county for the Jordan area of the Niagara district of Upper Canada, where a number of other Mennonites from Pennsylvania had already settled. Betzner spent the winter in Ancaster and that spring set out with Schörg to explore the valley of the Grand River, which had been recommended to them as being attractive for settlement by Jacob Bechtel, an earlier visitor. Proceeding by way of Brant's Ford (Brantford) they came to block 2 (Waterloo Township), which had been purchased in 1796 from the Six Nations Indians by Richard Beasley*, James Wilson, and John Baptist Rousseaux* St John.

In August 1800 Betzner bought from them land adjacent to the site of the village of Blair. A disastrous fire at Ancaster had destroyed most of his possessions but despite this misfortune he took steps to establish a farm on his chosen lot by clearing land and erecting buildings. Joseph Schörg settled near by, on the east bank of the Grand, and these two men are credited with being the first to establish homes in the area which became Waterloo County in 1850. They were followed by other Pennsylvania Mennonites who sought not only reasonably priced land for farms for their sons but also the continuation of the exemption from military service they had received under British rule before the American Revolutionary War. Most purchased their land from Richard Beasley, who had bought out the interests of Wilson and Rousseaux.

Early in 1803 it was reported that the land these later settlers had bought had been mortgaged by Beasley, Wilson, and Rousseaux to trustees for the Six Nations in 1798 and therefore the settlers would not be able to secure clear title. Betzner and Jacob Bechtel were engaged to go to Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake) where they learned to their consternation that the report was true. The matter was resolved when Beasley agreed in 1803 to sell to the Mennonites a parcel of 60,000 acres of land in block 2 for the sum of £10,000 to pay off the mortgage. The settlers sent representatives back to Pennsylvania, where they eventually persuaded a group of affluent co-religionists and other investors to form a joint-stock company, the German Company, to raise the purchase money. A number of the early settlers, including Betzner, who did not have the mortgage problem remained on their original lots and had no financial interest in the German Company.

A leading member of the Mennonite community, he was made a constable for the Home District in 1800 and was a charter member of the church formed by Benjamin Eby in 1813. In 1817, however, Betzner sold his farm in Waterloo Township and settled on lot 3, concession 1, in West Flamborough Township, where he spent the rest of his life. In 1828-29 he transferred title on this farm to his son, David.

Perhaps Betzner's only claim to recognition is as one of the earliest settlers in Waterloo County, where heavily forested lands were reached by trails that could scarcely be called roads. He is, nevertheless, representative of those pioneers who, through perseverance and industry, overcame disasters and hardships in order to establish productive farms for succeeding generations of their families.
Grace Schmidt

PAC, RG 1, L3, 33: B6/45; RG 31, A1, 1851, Flamborough (West) Township: 45 (mfm. at AO). Waterloo North Land Registry Office (Kitchener, Ont.), Abstract index to deeds, Waterloo Township, Beasley's old survey, concession 1, lot 5 (mfm. at AO, GS 3023); West Flamborough Township, concession 1, lot 3 (mfm. at AO, GS 1472). "Minutes of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the Home District, 13th March, 1800, to 28th December, 1811," AO Report, 1932: 44. Berlin Chronicle and Provincial Reformers' Gazette (Berlin [Kitchener]), 27 Aug. 1856. Laura Betzner Edworthy, The Betzner family in Canada: genealogical and historical records, 1799-1970 (n.p., n.d.; copies at AO and Kitchener Public Library). E. E. Eby, A biographical history of Waterloo Township . . . (2v., Berlin, 1895-96); repub. as E. E. Eby and J. B. Snyder, A biographical history of early settlers and their descendants in Waterloo Township, with Supplement, ed. E. D. Weber (Kitchener, 1971), 1. A. B. Sherk, "The Pennsylvania Germans of Waterloo County, Ontario," OH, 7 (1906): 98-109.3a

3aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval 
Samuel D. Betzner
 
3036 Samuel S. Betzner "was born October 8th, 1835. He was married to Leah Bowman. They resided on the west end of his father's farm where he was engaged in farming. During the winter months he was engaged as a public school teacher. On May 10th, 1866, he died of consumption, leaving a wife and family of four children, namely: V Edmund (dead), V Allan, V Mary (dead), and V Lizzie"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel S. Betzner
 
3037 Betzner, Miss Sophia Magdalena - On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1988, at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener, Sophia Betzner, formerly of 247 Franklin St. N., Kitchener. She had resided in Kitchener and had been employed for many years at Dominion Tire and latterly at Schnarr's Florists. She was born in Baden, 97 years ago, a daughter of the late Isaac Betzner and the former Catherine Ernst. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg. Lovingly remembered by one sister, Mrs. Elena Ritz of New Hamburg; three nephews, Emmett Kropf of Kitchener, Dick Ritz and Ernie Ritz, both of New Hamburg; a niece, Mrs. Gladys Kropf of Waterloo. She was predeceased by two brothers, Ervin and William; two sisters, Loualice and her husband Nicholas Wenzel and Lorena and her husband Norman Kropf; a brother-in-law, Otto Ritz and one nephew, Lorne Kropf. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) and until tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 8, 1988) at noon, when transfer will be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, for the service at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. A. Lavergne officiating. Internment to follow in Riverside cemetery, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, December 7, 1988 
Sophia Magdalena Betzner
 
3038 Susannah Betzner "was born June 8th, 1860. On February 15th, 1882, she was married to Ephraim S. Cressman who was born October 4th, 1855. They reside about two miles east of Breslau, on the old "Daniel Reist Farm". Their family consists of three children".
Susannah Betzner, "was born June 8th, 1860. She is married to Ephraim Cressman. They reside a few miles east of Breslau. Their family consists of three children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Betzner
 
3039 New Hamburg Independent, January 8, 1960

Mrs. Elmor Hofstetter Mrs. Elmor Hofstetter of Baden passed away at her residence early Thursday morning following a lengthy illness. She was the former Sylba Leona Betzner, and was born at Doon July 1st, 1887, a daughter of the late Moses B. Betzner and the former Leah Kolb. She was a member of Zion Evangelical UB Church, New Hamburg, and also of the W.SW.S. of the church. She is survived by her husband, to whom she was married at Kitchener October 4, 1920. Also surviving are two sons, Eugene of New Hamburg, Oray of Baden, a brother, Herbert V. Betzner of Grimsby and five grandchildren. She resided in Baden since her marriage. The remains are resting at the Futher Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg where services will be held Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. F. Paul Erb will officiate and internment will follow in Wilmot Centre Cemetery. 
Sylba Leona Betzner
 
3040 Obituary - Kitchener-Waterloo Record, August 22, 1973

Betzner, Una - At her home, 247 Franklin St. N., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1973, Una Betzner, a lifelong resident of Kitchener and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Betzner. Miss Betzner was a milliner employed at Goudies Dept. Store for many years, she was a member of Trinity United Church and was the last surviving member of her family; predeceased by one sister and four brothers.
Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener, after noon on Thursday. Funeral and committal service in the chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. R. H. McColl officiating. Internment First Mennonite cemetery. 
Una Betzner
 
3041 Betzner - On the 18th of Feb., in Doon, Waterloo county, Ont., of spasms, Willie, infant son of Moses and Leah Betzner, aged _____. Buried in Eby's graveyard, Berlin.1a

1aObituary - Herald of Truth, March 1, 1886 
William Betzner
 
3042 Wm. Benjamin Betzner "was born November 3rd, 1873. He is attending Berlin High School at present, preparing himself for some profession."1a

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Aug. 3, 1896 - Benjamin Betzner, youngest son of David Betzner of Berlin, died in Van Burn, Indiana at age of 21 years.2a

2aDeath Announcement - Berlin Chronicle, August 13, 1896

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Betzner - William Benjamin Betzner, son of David and Catharine Betzner, was born at Berlin, Ontario, Nov. 3d 1873, and died at Van Buren, Ind., Aug. 4th 1896, aged 22 years, 9 months and 1 day. Bro. Benjamin was the youngest of a family of seven sons, and the first that death has called from the family circle. In February 1891 he professed faith in Christ as his Savior and Redeemer, and died with the blessed assurance that he was at peace with God and would enter and enjoy the heavenly home of the happy redeemed, and we hope to meet in heaven our son and brother who was so early in life called from our midst. The remains were laid to rest on the 6th, followed by the sorrowing family and many friends. Funeral services by J. S. Coffman and J. B. Hall.3a

3aObituary - Herald of Truth, August 15, 1896 
William Benjamin Betzner
 
3043 William Betzner A sad death took place here on Sunday, the 9th inst., when Mr. William F. A. Betzner, only surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Betzner, passed away after a few days illness with pneumonia, making the third death in the family within the past two years. The deceased had been employed with Mr. H. D. Schmidt, of New Dundee, as machinist, for several months, and was home over the holidays. On Monday of last week he went to Berlin and secured a position in the Rubber Tire Factory and intended to start there on Wednesday, but took sick on Tuesday with that dangerous illness and grew worse despite all medical aid, until death claimed him. The deceased was aged 32 years, 3 months and 5 days. He was a very pleasant young man and for many years a valued member of the New Hamburg Musical Society. Besides his sorrowing parents he leaves three sisters, Misses Loraine, Sophia and Elena at home, to mourn his sudden and untimely demise. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon to Trinity Lutheran Church for service, with internment in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Behrens of Berlin officiated. The pall bearers were six cousins of the deceased. The bereaved parents and sisters have the sympathy of their many friends in their sad loss.1a

1aNew Hamburg Independent 14 Jan 1916 
William F. A. Betzner
 
3044 William Betzner "was born January 3rd, 1859. He is married to Mary Anderson and resides in Toronto." William Henry Betzner
 
3045 MRS. OLIVER HALLMAN

Mrs. Oliver Hallman, 74, nee Zelinda Betzner, of 130 Lancaster Street East, died today at St. Mary's Hospital, following a brief illness. A native of Waterloo Township, she was daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah Betzner. Her marriage took place in Waterloo Townahip 53 years ago. Mrs. Hallman was a member of Bethany Mennonite Church. Surviving are three sons, Rev. Clifford Hallman, Didsbury, Alta, Willard of Portland, Ore. and Capt. Garland Hallman of Vancouver; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Bowman of Kitchener; one brother, Ephraim Betzner, Conestogo and four grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 at Bethany Mennonite Church with Rev. P. G. Lehman pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will be to First Mennonite Cemetery. The remains are resting at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until one o'clock Monday, when removal will be made to the church.

Kitchener Daily Record 4 Dec 1943 pg 17 
Zelinda Betzner
 
3046 Zelinda Betzner "was born July 8th, 1869. She is married to Oliver Hallman. They reside a little south-west of Berlin where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Zelinda Betzner
 
3047 BEVEN, Arthur \endash At Hilltop Manor Nursing Home on Sunday January 26, 1997, Art Bevan, formerly of Main St. E., Cambridge in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Ivy (Court) and dear father of Larry Bevan and his wife Lynn of Williams Lake, B.C., Linda Bevan of Cambridge, Karen Kelly and her husband Patrick of Williams Lake, B.C., and Kim Bevan of Cambridge. Dear brother of Raymond Bevan of Cambridge, Gladys Constable and her husband Clyde of Alberta and Hazel Kappler of Cambridge. Dear grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by is son Terry (1993) and by two brothers Harry and Robert. Resting at The Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7-9 pm.1a

1aCambridge Reporter 27 Jan 1997 
Arthur Bevan
 
3048 Grace Russ Scrapbooks Vol 1 p 28 2nd Bn HLI of C; RR#6, Galt. Vol 1, p 90 Discharged for medical reasons; son of Mr and Mrs William Bevan, 9th Concession. **Also see brothers Robert, Harry and Ray on active service Legion Magazine Online - 'Last Post' D.O.D. January 26, 1997; age 75; service # A602641; Galt Legion branch. Obituary D.O.D. Sunday January 26, 1997 at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home in his 76th year; formerly of Main St.. E, Cambridge; husband of Ivy Court, father of Larry Bevan of B.C., Linda Bevan of Cambridge, Karen Kelly of B.C. and Kim Bevan of Cambridge; brother of Raymond of Cambridge, Gladys Constable of Alberta and Hazel Kappler of Cambridge; predeceased by his son, Terry (1993) and two brothers Harry and Robert; funeral at Corbett Funeral Home on January 30, 1997. Arthur Bevan
 
3049 Grace Russ Scrapbooks Vol 1 p 90 Headline: 'Private R.J. Bevan Reported Wounded for a Second Time'; photograph; injured in action in Italy on September 29 (no year); Private; 26 years old; husband of Mrs Clare Bevan of 9th Concession; wounded in action in Italy; nature of the wound is not available; enlisted November 30, 1943; see brothers Harry, Ray and Arthur, also on active service. Robert John Bevan
 
3050 Leatrice M. Beyers

Ill three weeks, Leatrice Madeline Beyers, 23, of 59 Lancaster St. West, died Saturday at the K-W Hospital. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Beyers, she was born in Kitchener Nov. 3, 1923. She attended St Mark's Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir until ill health set in. Miss Beyers was employed at the Dominion Electrohome Industries Ltd. Besides her parents, five brothers survive, Robert, Grant, George, Earl and Richard at home and three sisters, Elaine, Doreen and Shirley, all at home: The body will be at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Rome, until Tuesday at 1 p.m. when removal will be made to St. Mark's Church for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Roy Grosz, in the absence of the pastor, Rev. A. G. Jacobi, will conduct the service. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 20 Oct 1947 pg 17 
Leatrice Madeline Beyers
 
3051 BEYNON, Frank H. (Mick)

Peacefully, at his home, 130 Mount Hope St., Kitchener, on Thursday, March 11, 1993, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Pearl Beynon (nee Boettger); dear father of David and his wife Kathy of Waterloo and their children Peter and Julie; Anne of Waterloo; Jean Davidson of Kitchener and her daughters Kerry and Toby; Wendy and her husband Larry Hindle of Waterloo and their sons Jason, Jeremy and Jonathan; Frank and his wife Patsy of Gravenhurst and their children Joshua, Leah and Mathew. Predeceased by his sisters, Isabel and Alice and his brother, Arthur. Cremation has taken place at Mr. Beynon's request. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home Chapel, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15, followed by a reception in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. The service will be conducted by Dr. Grant MacDonald of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Mar 1993 pg A16 
Frank H. Beynon
 
3052 1925-26, 1928, 1931-32 (Mayor) Mayor Charles Mortimer Bezeau
 
3053 MRS. ALFRED FESSANT

PRESTON, May 5 — Mr. Alfred Fessant passed away here today in her 74th year after an illness of three months. She was born in Preston and had lived here all her life. The late Mrs. Fessant was Barbara, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bezler, pioneers of Preston. Her second husband, the late Alfred Fessant, passed away some years ago. Surviving are four sons, George Doherty, Cornelius Doherty, both of the Prestonian staff in Preston, Clifford of Dundas and Lawrence of Preston, three sisters, Rose Bezler of Preston, Mrs. Victor Carnegie of Cainsville, Ohio and Mrs. Victor Carnegie of Clear Lake, South Dakota. The funeral will be held Saturday morning, at nine o'clock from the Pass and Barber Funeral Home to St. Clement's church and thence to the R.C. cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 5 May 1938 pg 21 
Barbara Bezler
 
3054 George came to Canada in 1847 and settled in Preston, Ontario. He died in his son Friedrich's house in Toledo, Ohio. George Adam Bezler
 
3055 In 1901 Lou lived in Elmira, Ontario, listed as a domestic living with Levi Brubacher. Lou Bhoringer
 
3056 Albert & Luells have 8 children with last name WHITE. Albert Bialkowski
 
3057 KOWALSKY, Anna M. - Of 588 Vine St., Cambridge, on Wednesday, March 29,1989, at Cambridge Memo-rial Hospital, Anna White, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Benedict Kowalsky (1977). Dear mother of Ger-ald and his wife Amelia of Kitchener, Lorne arid his wife Hilda of Windsor, Marjorie (Mrs. Alphonsus McGlynn) and Shirley (Mrs. Reginald Guttin Sr.), both of Cambridge. Lovingly re-membered by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one brother, Jerome White and his wife Adrian of Kitchener. Predeceased by one sister, Lucy (Mrs. Peter Wide-man) of Kitchener. Mrs. Kowalsky was born in Kitch-ener and lived in the Kitchener-Cam-bridge area all her life. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge and the Catholic Womens League. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 586 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday), 2.4 and 7-9 p.m. The fu-neral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge, Friday, March 31, 1989 at 11 am. Interment Parklawn cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home, tonight at 7 p.m.1a

1aThe Record 30 Mar 1989 
Anna M. Bialkowski
 
3058 Clara & Otto have 11 children Clara Bialkowski
 
3059 Emma & Francis have 6 children. Emma Bialkowski
 
3060 Mrs. Eva Lemanski - A native of Poland who came to Canada 71 years ago, Mrs. Eva Lemanski, 96, of 223 Victoria St. South, died yesterday at her home. She was a member of Sacred Heart RC Church. She married the late Ignatz Lemanski 75 years ago in Poland. He died in 1934. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stella Bilitzki and Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) Simon, both of Kitchener; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Five sons predeceased Mrs. Lemanski. The body is at the Gruhn Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited Sunday at 8 pm. The funeral will be held Monday with prayers at the funeral home at 8:30 am and requiem high mass at Sacred Heart Church at 9 am, Rev. James Casey will officiate and burial will be at Mount Hope RC Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Eva Bialkowski
 
3061 Laura & John have 11 children. Laura Bialkowski
 
3062 Mary & Robert have 3 children. Mary Bialkowski
 
3063 MRS. W. ROGOWSKI

Following an illness of six weeks, Mrs. Walter Rogowski, 114 Strange street, died at St. Mary's Hospital yesterday in her 66th year. The deceased was removed to the hospital last Thursday. A member of Sacred Heart church, Mrs. Rogowski has been a resident of Kitchener for the past 20 years. Surviving are her husband, one son, Jerome Minikowski of Buffalo, three daughters, Mrs. A. Lukeszewska, Mrs. S. Orlowski and Mrs. F. Wood, all of Kitchener, five brothers, John White, Frank, Leo, Adam and William, all of Kitchener, two sisters, Mrs. John Rogowski and Mrs. Charles Kalpin, both of Kitchener; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning from the late residence to Sacred Heart church at 9 o'clock with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.
 
Victoria Bialkowski
 
3064 Mrs. Henry U. Clemens of Duke Street, the former Catherine Haas and the last remaining member of her family, died in her 82 year at St. Mary's Hospital today after a month's illness. The daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Wendell Bick, she attended St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and was a member of Patricia Chapter, No. 22, Order of the Eastern Star, was a Past worthy Matron, Women's Missionary Society of the church and organized the Cradle Roll Department of her church. She was born June 2, 1861, at German Mills, Ont., and was married Feb 28 1888 at Kitchener. She is survived by her husband.1a

1aThe Kitchener Daily News 15 Jul 1942 
Catherine "Kate" Bick
 
3065 MRS. MARGARET FORLER

Following a brief illness, Mrs. Margaret Forler, 85, died early this morning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edwin Voege, 159 Fisher St. Waterloo. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs, Carl Bickert. MrsForler was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Waterloo. She was predeceased by her husband, John K. Forler, in 1913. She is survived by a son, Carl of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Mary) Voege and Mrs. William (Friede) Ray, both of Waterloo. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jacob Miller, of Galt, and two brothers, John, of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Harry, of Bay City. Mich.: four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held from her late residence, Saturday afternoon, at 215. Following this a public service will be conducted at the Church of Our Redeemer, by Rev. C. T. Wotzstein. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Remains are now resting at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, but will be removed to the residence of Mrs. Voege, at three o'clock, Friday.

Kitchener Daily Record 26 Apr 1945 pg 19 
Anna Margarat "Margaret" "Maggie Bickert
 
3066 Adam H. Bieber, for many years a truck farmer at Waldau, Petersburg Road, passed away last night at the home of his son Walter in St. Catharines at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 18 days. He leaves his widow and son Walter and two grandchildren of St. Catharines. For the past two years, the late Mr. Bieber had made his home with his son. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church, of the Mutual Aid Society and Men's Society. Interment will take place in St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery. The date will be announced later.1a

1aNewspaper unknown 
Adam Hieronymus Bieber
 
3067 Biehn.- Aaron B., son of Aaron and Mary (Bowman) Biehn, was born in Strasburg, Ont., Jan. 14, 1898; died at Lanigan Union Hospital, Lanigan, Sask., Dec. 4, 1987; aged 89 y. On Mar. 2, 1927, he was married to Melinda Shantz, who died in 1964. Surviving are one daughter (Beatrice Sauder), one son (Donald), 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Sharon Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 8, in charge of James Mullett; interment in Sharon Church cemetery.1a

1a\iGospel Herald - Volume 81, Number 11 - March 15, 1988, page 190. 
Aaron B. Biehn
 
3068 Aaron Biehn, "was born March 16th, 1814. He was married to Hannah, daughter of Christian and Magdalena (Shantz) Schneider, May 8th, 1838. She was born March 8th, 1815, and died September 12th, 1884. they resided on his father's and grandfather's farm a mile west of Doon where he still has his home. their family consisted of nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron S. Biehn, Sr.
 
3069 Aaron S. Biehn, "was born April 3rd, 1855. He resides on his father's place, the "Old Biehn Homestead," where he is engaged in farming. In 1889 he was ordained a deacon of the Mennonite church for the Strasburg field of labour. He is married to Mary Bowman. They have four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_______________________

BIEHN. - Aaron Biehn was born April 3, 1855 near the village of Doon, Waterloo Co., Ont.; died Nov. 8, 1935; aged 80 y. 7 m. 5 d. On Oct. 24, 1882, he was married to Mary Bowman of New Dundee, Ont., who passed away Sept. 24, 1924. In 1889 he was ordained a deacon of the Mennonite Church for the Strasburg, Ont., field of labor. He leaves 4 sons and 1 daughter (Clayton, Freeman, Leander, Aaron, and Mrs. Clemens Snyder). He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. In 1905 he moved with his family to Guernsey, Sask., where he took up land and resided until his death. He served as deacon in the Sharon Mennonite Church till death. He was well preserved and was in good health. He had spent the summer months in Ontario, attending the General Conference, and returned home soon after Conference. He left home the day of his death to visit at Bro. B.B. Weber's home. Soon after dinner he took a walk, walking about a mile and a half. He seemed none the worse for his walk, and about 5:00 P. M. left Weber's to return home. No concern was felt at his non-arrival home that evening, it not being unusual for him to walk to homes in the neighborhood and at times to remain over night. About noon the next day inquiries were made as to his whereabouts, and as no one had seen the aged brother, a search was made and the body was discovered by Clemens Snyder about one-half mile from Bro. Biehn's home, 100 yards from the road as he had commenced a short cut across the field. The funeral was held Nov 12, with services at the home and at Sharon Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. M. H. Schmitt and Bro. Burton Weber. Texts, II Tim. 4:6 8; Jno. 16:16. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. 2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD, December 5, 1935, pages 766, 767: 
Aaron S. Biehn
 
3070 Abraham Biehn, " the second in the family, was born February 28th, 1804. He was married to Nancy Latschaw, and after her death to Susannah Graybill who died in Hay Township, Huron County, October 2nd, 1885, aged 75 years, 10 months, and 7 days. They resided in Blandford, Oxford County, Ontario, where he died March 5th, 1858. To them was born a family of eleven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Biehn
 
3071 Abraham Biehn, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 7th, 1781. He was married to Veronica, daughter of Isaac and Barbara (Reiff) Shantz. She was born November 14th, 1789, and died July 27th, 1876. They resided on lot No. 1, Biehn's Tract, about one mile west of Doon, on the farm where his father had located in 1800. Here old Abraham Biehn and his wife resided until their death. He died November 3rd, 1858. their family consisted of five children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

__________________________________

A-2-5 Abraham Biehn Be it known that on the 18th December 1858, the Last Will and Testament of Abraham Biehn late of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, who died on or about the 3rd day of December 1858 at the Township of Waterloo and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at the Township of Waterloo, was proved and registered in the said surrogate Court…a true copy of which said Last Will and testament is hereunder written and that the administration...was granted to Aaron Biehn of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, David Shantz of the Township of Blenheim in the County of Oxford, Yeoman and Jacob Yost Shantz of the town of Berlin, Yeoman, the Executors named in said Will…

I, Abraham Biehm of the Township of Waterloo…do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament…first that all my just debts shall be paid by my hereinafter named Executors; Second I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Varonica, two beds and bed sheaeds[sic] [sheets?] my twenty-four hour clock and case, my corner cupboard and all what is in it, my case of drawers and all what is in it, my stove and pipe, and all my books, one cow, one horse, and my lease wagon, and one set of harness all the household furniture that my beloved wife may want. Further it is my will and desire that my son Aaron shall keep my wife's cow with his own cows during the whole year. Also I give one hundred and fifty pounds of pork to my wife in each and every year during her lifetime and ten buchels of apels[sic] in each and every year. I also order and devise that my loving wife shall have my house, I now live in free of rent, and as much fire wood delivered in the wood house as she may want for her own use. Further I order and desire and it is my will that my son Aaron shall have my farm I now live on, Lot no.1 in the Biehn's Tract at four thousand dollars with all the implements thereon, in the manner following, that is to say; twelve hundred dollars shall remain in my farm during the lifetime of my beloved wife Varonica at six per cent interest yearly for the same to her in hand paid each and every year, and one thousand dollars my son Aaron or his heirs shall have out of the then remaining two thousand eight hundred dollars for to equalize him with the rest of my children, according to my family's book and the then remaining eighteen hundred dollars my son Aaron shall pay five hundred dollars each and every year to my hereinafter named Executors, besides the interest on the twelve hundred dollars until the eighteen hundred are fully paid. Further it is my desire that all moneys arising from and out of my property personal or freehold, shall always be equally divided each and every year share and share alike amongst all my children or there heirs (my formerly son in law Jacob Y. Shantz shall always be considered as if my daughter Barbara was yet living) Except four hundred dollars of my daughter Mary her share (now intermarried to Benjamin Martin) shall be received for her two children, namely Moses , Martin and Mary Ann Martin, each of them shall have two hundred dollars, of the last payments or distributions of my daught. Mary's share and be put on interest till they become the age of twenty one years. Further it my will and desire that one year after the death of my wife my son Aaron or his successors shall pay no more interest but shall pay five hundred dollars yearly till the whole amount of twelve hundred dollars are fully paid, then my hereinafter named Executors shall give him a sufficient title or Deed.
Further, my son Aaron shall have the five acre Cedar Swamp joining lands of Daniel Staufer being part of Lot No 6, Biehn's Tract, Waterloo, south east corner of said Lot which is to go with my farm. Further I order and it is my will that within one year after my decease, my hereinafter mentioned Executors shall appraise all my goods, chattels and household furniture of whatsoever kind or nature, and sell the same by Public sale to the best for my heirs, and do as above decided and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son Aaron Biehn and my son in law David Shantz and my friend Jacob Y. Shantz Executors of this my Last Will and Testament…

Witnessed by Johannes Steckler and C C. Martin
Will dated 23rd September 1857
Proved 18th December 1858
Died 3rd December 1858
[Written in margin - very faint - two sums of money $800 and $1000]1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Abraham Biehn
 
3072 Abraham Biehn, "was born January 5th, 1850. He is married to Mary Cressman and resides near Freeport, on the farm formerly occupied by Mr. Mitchell. Their family consists of seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

__________________

Biehn was born Jan. 5, 1850, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died of heart failure at his home near Guernsey, Sask., Dec. 20, 1927; aged 77 y. 11 m. 22 d. He was confined to his bed only a few days, although he had been suffering from congestion of the lungs for some time. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church. In 1879 he was married to Mary Cressman and resided on a farm near Freeport, Ont. In 1906 they moved to Guernsey, Sask., which has since been their home. He is survived by his widow, 5 sons, 2 daughters, and 1 foster granddaughter: namely, Mrs. Manassah Toman, Ervin, Milton, Mrs. Noah Weber, Alvin, Anthony, Delton, and Mrs. Addison Gingerich; also 23 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at the Sharon Mennonite Church conducted by Bros M.H. Schmitt and I.S. Rosenberger. Text, I Cor. 15:55-57. Burial in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 42 - January 19, 1928 - pp 911, 912 
Abraham Biehn
 
3073 Biehn, A. Lincoln, son of Milton and Sarah (Thaler) Biehn, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., July 8, 1905; died in St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 3, 1980; aged 75 y. He was married to Grace Paterson, who survives. Also surviving are 2 brothers (Clair and Mervin) and one sister (Violet-Mrs. Oliver Koch). He was preceded in death by one sister. He was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held on Oct. 6, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in Memory Gardens.

Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 44 - October 28, 1980 
Abraham Lincoln Biehn
 
3074 Anna Biehn, " was born in 1774, and was married to Samuel Long, a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In 1800 they came to Canada with her parents, but finding the climate of this country too severe to meet with their approval they returned to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where they both died. Nothing is known of their descendants." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Anna Biehn
 
3075 Anna Biehn, "the sixth member in the family, was born November 6th, 1816. She was married to Samuel W. Bowman who was born November 4th, 1804, and died September 6th, 1866. They had a family of thirteen children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Anna Biehn
 
3076 Annie Biehn, "was born September 18th, 1835, and died July 18th, 1842." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Annie Biehn
 
3077 Barbara Biehn, " was born June 28th, 1772. She was married to Dilman Kinzie, a native of Bucks county, Pennsylvania. He was born December 30th, 1774, and died at Doon, Ontario, at which place they had settled in 1800. She died december 22nd, 1854. Their family consisted of five children, namely: IV Susannah, IV Barbara, IV Abraham, IV Jacob, and IV John."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Biehn
 
3078 Barbara Biehn, "the third member in the family, was born January 6th, 1806. She was married September 24th, 1882, to Joseph Cressman who was born April 23rd, 1798, and died January 25th, 1840. She died August 13th, 1888. They had a family of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Biehn
 
3079 Barbara Biehn, "was born April 7th, 1819. She was married to Jacob Y. Shantz, May 2nd, 1843. They resided on the farm now in possession of Jacob B. Shantz about a mile south-east of Berlin where she died May 16th, 1853. She had a family of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Biehn
 
3080 Barbara Biehn, "was born May 5th, 1839, and died May 24th, 1894. She resided in Listowel where she was engaged in sewing and dressmaking. She was unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Biehn
 
3081 Barbara G. Biehn, "was married to James Prentice. They resided at Zanesville, Ohio, where he died February 9th, 1890. They have four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara G. Biehn
 
3082 Catharine Biehn, " was born in 1785. She was married to Abraham Stauffer who was born August 1st, 1788. In 1800 they with others came to Canada and settled near the village of Doon, on the farm now owned by John Bear, Jr., where they raised a family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Biehn
 
3083 Lived with son Joseph B. Stauffer. Catharine Biehn
 
3084 Catharine G. Biehn, "was married to Peter G. Bowman. They resided near Blair, Ontario, where she died August 7th, 1852, leaving two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine G. Biehn
 
3085 Christian Biehn, "was born October 16th, 1845. He was first married to Harriet Knechtel, and after her decease to Mary Thomas. They reside in Wallace Township, Perth County, not far from Listowel, where he is engaged in farming. With first wife there was one son named VI Ephraim (dead). with second wife there were six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Biehn
 
3086 BIEHN, Clair David -Passed away on Fri., Dec. 12, 2003 at Stratford General Hospital. He was born 92 years ago in Guernsey, Sask. and was the s/o the late Milton and Sarah (Thaler) Biehn. Clair resided at Country Meadows, Brunner and was formerly of Millbank. Clair was a member of Woodlawn Mennonite Fellowship, Dorking. Beloved husband of Olive (Shantz) Biehn who predeceased him Sept. 5,1990. Dear father of Rita and husband Archie Lees, Pearl and husband Ben Lauber, all of Edmonton, Alta., Carol and husband Larry Dahmer of Innisfail, Alta., Winnifred and husband Doug Wismer of Kitchener, Homer and wife Catherine Biehn of RR4 Listowel, Edith Biehn and husband Wayne Frayle of Manitoulin Island, Loyal and wife Margo Biehn of Sebringville,and Hazel Biehn of Coquitlam, B.C. Sadly missed by 15 grandchildren and17 gr-grandchildren. Also missed by his brother, Mervin Biehn of Palmerston; brother-in-law Oliver Koch of St. Jacobs and sisters-in-law Leona Martin of Elmira and Violet Shantz of Kitchener. Clair was predeceased by a granddaughter, Michelle; brothers Harold and wife Eileen, Lincoln and wife Grace; sisters, Olive Biehn and Violet Koch; four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law....Hillside Cemetery,Hawkesville..

The Record 15 Dec 2003 
Clair David "David" Biehn
 
3087 Biehn, Clayton, son of Aaron S. and Mary (Bowman) Biehn, was born at Strassburg, Ont., May 23, 1886; died at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Humboldt, Sask., Mar. 24, 1967; aged 80 y. 10 m. 1 d. In 1913 he was married to Elma Snyder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Nita--Mrs. Arthur Schantz, Mary, and Ward R.), 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Freeman and Aaron), one sister (Samantha--Mrs. Clem Snider). James Mullet officiated at the funeral services.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 16 - April 25, 1967--Pages 374-75 
Clayton Biehn
 
3088 Daniel G. Biehn, "the second son of Abraham and Susannah (Graybill) Biehn, was born in 1832. In January, 1856, he was married to Mary Ann Shantz who was born August 17th, 1833. They resided on a farm at Mannheim, Waterloo County, where she died February 28th, 1861. In 1862 he was married to Margaret Hailer, widow of the late Rev. Jacob Wagner. After his second marriage he engaged the New Dundee school where he taught for some time. From there he went to Freeport where he taught in S.S. No. 4; thence he moved to Dashwood, Huron County, where he taught for quite a while; from there he returned to Bright, Oxford County, and rented his father's old homestead where he followed farming until 1876; thence he moved to Bruce County, near Mildmay, where he had purchased a farm. Here he resided until his death which took place March 15th, 1885. His widow is at present residing in the town of Berlin. Mr. Bean's family consisted of nine children, three were born unto the first wife and six unto the second wife"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel G. Biehn
 
3089 David G. Biehn, "the eldest son of the second wife, was born November 6th, 1830. He was married to Martha Trimmer. They resided in Huron County, Michigan where he died June 9th, 1879. To them was born a large family,"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David G. Biehn
 
3090 There is an entry in the IGI for a marriage in 1852 in Oxford County. It is undocumented. David G. Biehn
 
3091 Biehn.-Delton Biehn was born in Waterloo, Co., Ont., Aug. 7, 1894; died at Guernsey, Sask., Sept. 21, 1936, after an illness of only a few days; aged 42 y. 1 m. 14 d. He was married to Magdelena Eby who preceded him in death 8 years ago. This union was blessed with 3 children (George, Stewart, and Margaret) who, with 4 brothers and 2 sisters of the deceased survive to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Sharon Mennonite Church with Bro. M. H. Schmitt and Bro. B. B. Weber in charge. The body was laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald, October 29, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.31 - page 671 
Delton Biehn
 
3092 Elizabeth Biehn, " was born in 1775. She was married to Benjamin Rosenberger in 1796. He was born in 1769 and in 1801 they with others moved to Canada and settled near Preston, Ontario, where they died. Their family consisted of six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Biehn
 
3093 Elizabeth Biehn, "the seventh and youngest child of John and Nancy (Bechtel) Biehn, was married to Abraham Binkley. They resided on the mountain near Dundas where he was engaged in farming. To her were born four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Biehn
 
3094 Elizabeth G. Bean, "is married to John George Schoellig. They reside in Zurich, Ontario, where he is farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth G. Biehn
 
3095 Toman.-Elsie Biehn was born at Freeport, Ont., Dec. 18, 1879: died at the Humboldt Hospital on Sept. 29, 1947; aged 67 y. 9 m. 11 d. On March 26, 1902 she was married to Manassa Toman. In 1905 they moved to Guernsey, Sask. Surviving are 2 sons (Clarence, of Guernsey; and Willard, Waterloo, Ont.), 2 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Allen Cressman, and Loretta-Mrs. Wesley Shantz, both of Guernsey), and 12 grandchildren. Two daughters (Vera and Gertrude) predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Sharon Mennonite Church, in charge of Dan Schlabach and Stanley Shantz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 33 - November 11, 1947, pages 718, 719 
Elsie Biehn
 
3096 GEORGE W. BIEHN 1925 - 2006 Passed away, peacefully at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday, October 26, 2006, at the age of 81 years. Loving husband of Elva. Cherished father of Susan (Blaine) Doherty, David (Monica) Biehn and Robert (Nhora) Biehn. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Megan and Kevin Doherty and Laura and Matthew Biehn. Survived by his sister, Margaret (Raymond) Brisson. Predeceased by his brother, Stuart and sister-in-law, Doris. George was a long time employee of Bell Canada in both Ontario and Quebec. The memorial service to celebrate George's life will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home Chapel, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 3 p.m. Following the memorial service, friends are invited to join the family in the Funeral Home's Fireside Reception Room for refreshments and a time to visit.Condolences for the family and donations to the CNIB can be arranged through the funeral home 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.comIn living memory of George, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 28 Oct 2006 
George Wayne Biehn
 
3097 Hannah Biehn, "was born August 2nd, 1852. She is unmarried and is at home with her father."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Weber.-Sister Hannah (Biehn) Weber, wife of Bro. Josiah Weber, was born near Doon, Ont., Aug. 2, 1852. She was the last surviving member of the Deacon Aaron Biehn family of the Strasburg congregation. She was aged 83 y. 7 m. 1 d. In 1900 she was married to Josiah Weber who survives. Sister Weber was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was known for her quiet and modest demeanor. Her life constantly bore testimony to the Lord. The funeral and burial was at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. Ministers in charge, Bros. C. F. Derstine, Simon Martin, and Oscar Burkholder.2a

2aGospel Herald, April 30, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.5 - page 110, 111 
Hannah Biehn
 
3098 Mr. HAROLD BIEHN Born: June 10, 1908 in Guernsey, Saskatchewan Died:October 2. 1993 at Countryview Retirement Residence Aged: 85 years Harold was a son of the late Milton Biehn and the former Sarah Thaler.He was a member of Woodlawn Mennonite Fellowship, Dorking. He had farmed in Saskatchewan until moving to R.R. 4, Listowel. Beloved husband of the former Eileen Shantz who predeceased him in April of 1987. Lovingly remembered by his children Maynard and his wife Grace of Newton, Myra and her husband Don Brunk of R.R. 1, Newton, Ruby and her husband Henry Soderberg of Young, Saskatchewan, Elvern and his wife Ruth Anne of R.R. 4,Listowel. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Rhonda, Neal and Dennis Schellenberg, Lynnette and Tracy Brunk, Trevor, Jason and Josalyn Biehn. Dear brother of Clair of Milverton, Mervin and his wife Helen of Moorefield and Violet (Mrs. Oliver Koch) of Conestoga. Also remembered by a sister-in-law Grace Biehn of Kitchener. Harold was predeceased by a daughter Arlene in infancy: A brother Lincoln and a sister Olive. Family and friends called at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 9 Pacific Avenue, Milverton until Tuesday, October 5, 1993 when transfer was made to Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, Hawkesville where the funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Edgar Frey officiated. Interment followed in Hillside Cemetery. Harold Biehn
 
3099 Isaac L. Biehn, "the eldest son of Abraham and Nancy (Latschaw) Biehn, was born near Ratho, Blandford Township, Oxford County, Ontario. He is married to Sarah Shirk and resides near Dashwood, Huron County, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac L. Biehn
 
3100 Jacob Biehn, "the fourth member in the family, was born in 1809. He resided in Wilmot Township, not far from Haysville, where he was engaged in farming. He was married to Charlotte Green who was born October 10th, 1810, and died September 9th, 1884. To them were born eight Children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Biehn
 
3101 John Bean, "the fifth member in the family, was born about the year 1812. He was married to Annie, daughter of John and Barbara (Groh) Sheirich. She was born October 25th, 1818. After their marriage they moved to Wilmot Township, near Haysville, Ontario, where she died March 31st, 1881. To them was born a family of eleven children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Biehn
 
3102 John Biehn " was a native of Switzerland where he was born in 1737. In 1742 his parents moved to America and settled in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. He was married to Barbara Fried who was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1744. In 1800 they with their family of grown children moved to Canada and settled one mile west of Doon, Ontario, on the farm now in possession of Aaron S. Biehn, their great-grand-son. Here the old progenitor purchased a large tract of land still known as "Biehn's Tract." She died in 1807, aged 63 years, and he died in 1811, aged 74 years. .."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John Biehn
 
3103 John Biehn, " the eldest son of John and Barbara (Fried)Biehn, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1776. In 1799 he was married to Nancy, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Hoch) Bechtel. In 1800 they with his parents and family, and others moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County where now is the village of Doon. Here they resided until their deaths. Their family consisted of seven children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Biehn
 
3104 Weber.- Louise, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Cressman) Biehn, was born near Freeport, Ont., Feb. 18, 1886; died at the University Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask., May 1, 1968; aged 82 y. 2 m. 13 d. On Mar. 25, 1913, she was married to Noah G. Weber, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Howard, Gordon, Willis, Floyd, and Lyle), 2 daughters (Myrtle-Mrs. Claude Schlabach and Irene-Mrs. Ivan Eby), 22 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Milton, Anthony, and Alvin). One son (Leonard), one sister, and 2 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Sharon Church, where funeral services were held May 4, with James Mullet and Daniel Schlabach officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 25 - June 25, 1968, pages 579, 580 
Louisa Biehn
 
3105 Magdalena Biehn, "was born August 13th, 1841. She is married to George Histand and resides near Berlin. No family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Histand.-Magdalena, daughter of Aaron Biehn, was born Aug. 13, 1841; died Feb. 4, 1928; aged 86 y. 5 m. 22 d. She was married to George Histand on July 10, 1892. She was a quiet and devoted Christian for many years. Bro. C.F. Derstine preached on the theme, "When I am old." He was assisted by Bros. Oscar Burkholder and Moses Bowman. Services at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ontario, and interment in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 47 - February 23, 1928 - pp 1023,1024 
Magdalena Biehn
 
3106 Mary Biehn, " the eldest, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1766. She was married to Abraham Lyons in 1799. He was born in 1774 and died at Strasburg, Ontario, in 1804. To them was born one child named IV Mary who was married to David B. Weber.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Biehn
 
3107 Mary Biehn, " was born April 24th, 1800, being the first white child born in Waterloo County. In September, 1819, she was married to John Philip Saltzberger who was born June 21st, 1780, and died December 29th, 1860. She died September 29th, 1888. To them were born six children, namely: V Abraham, V Elizabeth, V Jacob, V Samuel, V Christian, and V Aaron." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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SALSBERGER. - On the 5th of October, in Strasburg, Waterloo Co., Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Sister Salsberger, widow of Philip Salsberger, aged 88 years. Her father, John Biehn, was the original settler on what is now known as the Doon property, where deseased* was born in 1801. She was a widow for twenty-seven years, and had been in poor health a long time. Her remains were consigned to the grave on the 8th at Weaver" church. Funeral services by Daniel Wismer and Noah Stauffer.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXVI, Number 21, November 1, 1889, page 335 
Mary Biehn
 
3108 Mary Biehn, "was born November 21st, 1847. She is married to Aaron Shantz. they reside near Haysville, Wilmot Township, where he is engaged in farming. their family consists of two children". 1a

1a From The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Biehn
 
3109 Mary Biehn, "was born September 30th, 1816. On March 6th, 1849, she was married to Benjamin Martin who was born December 4th, 1811. They reside about three miles north-west of Waterloo where they are still enjoying the best of health. They have a family of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Biehn
 
3110 Moses Biehn, "was born July 24th, 1809. He was a farmer and resided in Wilmot Township, a little north of New Dundee, where he died July 24th 1869. He was married twice, first to Barbara Detweiler and after her decease to Sophia Krug. With the first wife there were eleven children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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This second marriage is in error as Sophia was married to his son Moses and not himself. 
Moses Biehn
 
3111 Sallie Biehn, "was born December 25th, 1811. She was married to David, son of old Christian Shantz, who was born July 10th, 1802, and died June 27th, 1873. they resided near Plattsville, Oxford County, Ontario. She died June 6th, 1889. they had a family of thirteen children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Biehn
 
3112 Sarah Biehn, "eldest daughter of John Biehn was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 26th, 1799. She was married to John Cassel. they moved to Canada in 1849 and settled in Wilmot Township where she died August 23rd, 1885. to them were born ten children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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It is thought she is the daughter of John Biehn and Nancy Bechtel although The Biographical History of Waterloo Township indicates she was the daughter of John's father and his wife Barbara Fried. More research is needed to confirm. 
Sarah Biehn
 
3113 BIEHN, SIDNEY BLANCHARD was born in Bright, and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1895. After six years at Elmwood, he moved to Berlin.

News-Record May 15, 1902. Dr. S. B. Biehn, formerly of Elmwood, has opened an office in Berlin at 79 Frederick St. opposite Ahrens St. He pays especial attention to diseases of the ear nose and throat, and to rupture. He has had a considerable number of years experience and has taken special Polyclinic and Postgraduate hospital courses.

The Berliner Journal of May 16, 1906 notes that he had bought a practice in Parry Sound and was moving there.

For forty years he practised in Parry Sound, being Medical Officer of Health and chief coroner for that District. He took an active part in political campaigns for the Liberal party.

He retired in 1946, and died in Mimico on January 16, 1950, aged 78, survived by his widow, three sons and one daughter.


From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. Sidney Blanchard Biehn
 
3114 "BIEHN, Stuart -Peacefully, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, on Sat.,Aug. 12,2000, age 73. Beloved husband of the late Doris (1995). Loving father of Debbi Hume and her husband Ken of London and Donna Tytler and her husband Gerry of Kitchener; survived by a brother, George Biehn and his wife Elva of Waterloo and a sister, Margaret Brisson and her husband Ray of Sardis, B.C.; also survived by a brother-in-law, Maynard Gies and his wife Tena and sisters-in-law Marg, Shirley and Marjorie Gies. Mr. Biehn will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Stewart and Leroy Gies. He was a member of the Waterloo Legion, Branch530....Cremation...."1a

1aThe Record 14 Aug 2000 
Stuart Mahlon Biehn
 
3115 Biehn.-Sylvester, oldest son of Aaron B. and Mary (Bowman) Biehn, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Mar. 26, 1884; died Jan. 4, 1934, at the hospital in Nipawin, Sask.; aged 49 y. 9 m. 9 d. He was married to Cora Smithson who predeceased him 8 years ago. He is survived by 1 daughter (Laura), 1 son (Stanley), both of Saskatoon, Sask., and his father (Dea. Aaron Biehn of Sharon Mennonite Church near Guernsey), 4 brothers (Freeman, Clayton, Aaron of Guernsey, Sask.; Leander of Nacam, Sask.), 1 sister (Mrs. Clemens Snider of Guernsey, Sask.). The funeral was held Jan. 7 at Sharon Mennonite Church, services conducted by Bro. M. H. Schmidt. Text, Psa. 90:12. Burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVI, No. 45 - February 8, 1934, page 974, 975, 976  
Sylvester Biehn
 
3116 "There is a Grant Bean located in 1900 in Huron county, Windsor Tp., Which is probably Ulysses Grant Bean. If so, he was born in Aug, 1867 in Canada. His father was born in Canada and his mother was born in Germany. He was 32. He emigrated to the US in 1878, which would be one year before David Bean's reported death in 1879, and had been in the US for 22 years. Grant would have been age 10. He was a farmer. His wife, Emma, was born in June 1874 in Michigan, although her parents were both born in Germany. She was 25. the couple had been married for 6 years (circa 1894) and had produced 2 children, two surviving (Madeline, age 5 and Edith, age 3). 1900 Michigan Census, Huron County,Windsor Tp., E.D. 27, Sheet 17. They were still in this area in 1920, where Grant Bean was farming at the age of 42. On this census he reported that they had been married, both for the first time, for 14 years, which would then be 1896 and one year after Madeline Bean's birth. Emma was 36.She had produced three children, two surviving: Madeline, now age 14, and Roland, age 4. Edith was missing. However, on this census he reported that he emigrated to the US in 1869, which would make him age 2. 1910 Michigan census, Huron County, Windsor Tp., E.D. 29 Sheet 2A."

Biehn-Bean Family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada 1700-1986, by Donald M. Biehn 
Ulysses Grant Biehn
 
3117 Veronica Biehn, "was born November 18th, 1842. She is married to Jesse Cassel. they reside near New Dundee, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Cassel. -- Veronica Biehn was born near Strasburg, Ont., on Nov. 18, 1842; died at her home in Kitchener, Ont., on Feb. 5, 1923; aged 80 y. 2 m. 18 d. In 1870 she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a member ever since. Thirty-five years ago she was married to Bro. Jesse Cassel of New Dundee, Ont. Bro. Cassel died about 17 years ago, since which time she has made her home with her aged sister, Mrs. Geo. Histand in Kitchener. For the past few years she had been afflicted with a nervous malady but the immediate cause of death was pneumonia. She leaves to mourn her loss 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services at the First Mennonite Church by Brethren U. K. Weber and M. C. Bowman.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 48 - March 1, 1923, pages 942-943 
Veronica "Frany" "Fanny" Biehn
 
3118 KOCH, Violet (Mrs.Oliver) - Peacefully, went home to be with her Lord, on Friday, Sept. 13,2002, at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Violet (Biehn) Koch,in her 89th year, of Conestogo. Beloved and devoted wife of Oliver Koch for 62 years; loving mother of Glen and Phoebe Koch of Conestogo, Marlene and Murray Losch of Alma. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Clark (Sheri) Koch, Laura (Calvin) Martin, Heidi (Gerald) Martin, Juanita and Dean Losch. Sister of Clair Biehn and Mervin Biehn and sister-in-law of Grace Biehn. Predeceased by her parents, Milton and Sarah Biehn; one son, Delmar andone daughter, Beverly; two brothers and one sister...St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery...

The Record 16 Sep 2002 
Violet Alexandra Biehn
 
3119 Tank Ambushed in Italy, Capt. 'Maxie' Bier Killed

By DOUG HOW With the Canadian Corps In Italy, July 20 (CP). The major asked: "'Could you write something about Maxie?"

"I don't know just what you could write," he said. "If you could only have known the guy it. would be easy. He was the best, Maxie was.
"He was short--about five five - and he had blond hair. He was a very quiet fellow and a very tough and able fellow when this squadron got into trouble. His name was Capt. Nils Bier and he came from :Hamburg, OM. Sure, German descent

"We called him Maxie. Right through Sicily and on up he's been with us, always solid, always in there. We used to see him stand-ing in the turret of his tank with a grenade in his hand, ready for anything.

Got Away a Round

"He was killed near Casamag-giore a couple of days ago The Germans commanded three-quarters of an arc of a circle and Maxie was ambushed by four Mark V Panthers. He saw them and got away a round before they got him. He died giving his gunner a fire 'order.

"Two days before he had been .wounded, but he came right back up. That was Maxie Bier."1a

1aGlobe and Mail 21 Jul 1944 
Captain Nile Harold Bier
 
3120 Mrs. Solomon B. Kraft

Mrs. Solomon B. Kraft, 70 years old.died at the Batavia Hospital from pneumonia Tuesday night following an illness ince last Friday. She was the widow of the Rev. Solomon B. Kraft who died in Batavia in 1910. She was a member of the Center Street Evangelical Church. She is survived by a foster daughter, Mrs. Myron E. Betts of Batavia and three sisters. The funeral was held from her late home at No. 145 Summit Street on Friday afternoon 2:30 o'clock and the burial took place in the Elmwood Cemetery.1a

1aThe Times, Batavia, New York 11 Jun 1925 
Bertha Bierenstihl
 
3121 She was a native of Ziegelhausen, near Heidelberg, Grand Duchy of Baden. Sophia Bierenstihl
 
3122 Bierwagen, Carl (Charlie) - At his residence, 247 Franklin St., N., Kitchener, on Monday, Jan. 13, 1975, after a brief illness, Charlie Bierwagen, formerly of 34 Walter St., Bridgeport, aged 90 years; a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgeport; had been employed at Baetz Bros. Furniture Co. Ltd. as a cabinet maker for 50 years, until his retirement in 1959. Husband of Louise Carruthers; father of Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Sawyer of Owen Sound, Mrs. Edward (Hilda) Pfeffer of Kitchener, Mrs. Harold (Del) Schaefer of Elmira; four grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive. He was the last surviving member of his family; predeceased by his parents and five sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, where the funeral and committal services will be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m., with Rev. Ralph W. Huras officiating. Internment will be in Bridgeport Union cemetery. Donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church building fund may be made as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, January 13, 1975 
Carl Ferdinand Henry "Charles" "Charlie" Bierwagen
 
3123 Koch, Mrs. Elsie - At Central Park Lodge on Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, following a brief illness, Elsie Anna Louisa Koch (nee Bierwagen), age 89 years, of Kitchener. Mrs. Koch was a long time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Queen Street) and also the Happy Gang. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Koch. Dear mother of David Koch of Waterloo, Sandra Kovrig of Kitchener, Neil Koch and his wife Erla of Caledonia, Stuart Koch and his wife Jeanne of King City. Lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sister of Douglas Barnett and his wife Mary of Waterloo, Vernon and his wife Ruth of Kitchener and Hedwig Elliot of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Louis, Otto and Harold and a sister, Ruth. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Allan Scharlach officiating. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Building Fund of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

The Record, August 24, 1998 
Elsie Anna Louisa Bierwagen
 
3124 Emil C. Bergen, 100 Moore Ave., died Friday at K-W Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 89. Born in Germany Sept. 18, 1880, Mr. Bergen lived in the Twin Cities for 88 years and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was associated with D. Barnett and Co. Ltd., retiring in 1962. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bergen. Surviving are his wife, the former Louise Koch; two sons, Vernon of Kitchener and Douglas of Waterloo; two daughters, Mrs. Hedwig Howlett, Pontiac, Mich., Mrs. Herbert (Elsie) Koch, Kitchener; two brothers, Theodore and Robert W., both of Kitchener; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Emma) Bacher, Kitchener; 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three sons, Louis, Otto and Harold and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Wilson. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where committal service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Korcok, minister of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Mount Hope cemetery. Donations to the mission fund of the church will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, June 13, 1970 
Emil Carl Bierwagen
 
3125 Mrs. Emma Hilker, 71, of 169 Louisa St., died today at London, Ont., following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 9, 1878, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Bierwagen. Her husband, Henry Hilker, predeceased her in 1933. Surviving are two sons, Alvin, Kitchener, and Harold, Waterloo; a brother, Carl Bierwagen, Bridgeport; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Stevens, Toronto; Mrs. Otto Heimpel and Mrs. Harvey Piellusch, both of Kitchener; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Florence, predeceased her. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, where funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. With Rev. Arthur Eissfeldt officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, February 2, 1950 
Emma Bierwagen
 
3126 BACHER, Emma

Gone to be with her Lord, peacefully, in her sleep, on Sunday, Oct. 15, 1989, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in her 96th year. Mrs. Bacher will be greatly missed by her daughter, Grace and her husband LeRoy Skrydstrup. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Sharon and Calvin Glasser, Brian and Monica Skrydstrup, Diane and Bob Miller and six great-grandchildren, all of St. Catharines; her brother, Robert Bergen of Kitchener and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Walter Bacher in 1967; four sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Bacher was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and the Happy Gang of the church. Visitation at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Tuesday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 137 Queen St. S., Kitchener, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1989 at 2 p.m. Rev. Roger Winger will conduct the service. Interment Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Oct 1989 pg A17 
Emma Amelia Matilda Bierwagen
 
3127 Mrs. Minnie Hofstetter, 76, of Elmira, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at K-W Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 7, 1886, at Kitchener, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bierwagon and the former Emma Rohr. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Her husband, Burton Hofstetter, predeceased her.

Surviving are two sons, Elroy of Kingston and Bertram of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Elvera) Johnston of Elmira and Mrs. Harvey (Margaret) Turnbull of Toronto; three brothers, Emil, Theodore and Robert Bergen, all of Kitchener; two sisters, Mrs. George (Hulda) Israel and Mrs. Walter (Emma) Bacher of Kitchener, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One brother and two sisters predeceased her. The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home where the service will be conducted Thursday at 3:30 pm by rev. Arthur Elisfeldt.1a

1aElmira Signet 8 Aug 1962 pg 4 
Emma Mina "Minnie" Bierwagen
 
3128 Mrs. Ernestine Bock

The death of Mrs. Ernestine Bock, widow of George Bock, occurred at the home of her son, Fred Bock, 25 Charles street, this morning. Mrs. Bock had been ill for two months. She was in her 76th year. Mrs. Bock was born in Germany and came to Kitchener 54 years ago. She has been a resident of Waterloo for the past 33 years. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Her husband predeceased her five years ago and she is survived by two sons, Henry of Toronto and Fred of Waterloo, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Graber of Kitchener and one brother, Robert Bierwagen of Kitchener. The funeral will be held at 2.30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the residence of her son, Fred, to St. Matthew's Lutheran church, Kitchener, for service at three o'clock. Internment will be made in Mount Hope cemetery. The remains will rest at the Letter and Dreisinger Funeral chapel until Thursday morning when they will be taken to the residence.

Kitchener Daily Record, June 18, 1935 
Ernestina Amelia Bierwagen
 
3129 Elliott, Hedwig Louise

Died April 5, 2012, Born October 3, 1913 and preceded in death by husband Ronald Howlett and William Elliott. She is survived by daughters Victoria Wood, Carole Cueny, Eleanor Greene and son Douglas Howlett, step daughters Jeanne Riendeau and Katherine Lachner. Hedy leaves 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Memorial service will be at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Adams Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice Unit, St. Johns Hospital, Hoover at 12 Mile, Warren MI, 48089. 
Hedwig Louise Bierwagen
 
3130 Mrs. George Israel of 40 Downey St. and formerly of Filbert Street, died Friday at the K-W Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was 79. The former Hilda Ann Bierwagen, she was born in Kitchener, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bierwagen. Mrs. Israel was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the ladies' aid auxiliary. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Earl of Kitchener and Clarence of Stratford; six daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Patricia) Girling of Waterloo, Mrs. Edward (Doris) Ratz, Mrs. Herbert (Esther) Buschert, Mrs. George (Gladys) Storer, Mrs. John Edwin (Verneda) Russell and Mrs. Lorne (June) Bignell, all of Kitchener; three brothers, Robert, Emil and Theodore, all of Kitchener; one sister, Mrs. Emma Bacher of Kitchener; 28 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, Arthur, three sisters and one brother. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral home when removal will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church where Rev. John Korcok will conduct the service at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, October 25, 1969 
Hulda Anne Bierwagen
 
3131 New Dundee, July 13 - Ida Augusta Bierwagen, wife of Conrad Rockel of New Dundee, died Saturday at the K-W Hospital. Mrs. Rockel was born in Germany on July 7, 1876, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Bierwagen, and came to this country with her parents in 1883. In 1898 she was married to Conrad Rockel and lived in Kitchener until 1907 when the family moved to the Canadian West, taking up a homestead at Drake, Sask. Later they settled in Lannigan, Sask.


In 1939 Mr. and Mrs. Rockel retired from the farm and took up residence with their son, Dr. A.C. Rockel, at New Dundee. Deceased was of the Lutheran faith. She attended St. James Lutheran Church here and was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society. Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Dorothea and Mrs. Robert Stephen, both of Lannigan, Sask., and Marie of Penticton, B.C., three sons, Henry and Otto of Lannigan, Sask.,and Dr. Albert C. Rockel of New Dundee, and 11 grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Charles Stevens, Mrs. Henry Hilker, Mrs. Otto Heimpel and Mrs. Harvey Piellusch, all of Kitchener, and one brother, Carl Bierwagen, of Bridgeport. A short service was held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home in Kitchener this afternoon at 4 o'clock in charge of Rev. A.L. Conrad of New Dundee. Remains will leave C.N.R. Station at 5:32 p.m., en route to Lannigan, Sask., where funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon. Internment will be made in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Lannigan.

Kitchener Daily Record, July 13, 1942

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Ida is reported to have been born in Newbrick Kreis Biernbaum, Germany, documention is needed. 
Ida Augusta Bierwagen
 
3132 Mrs. William Schack

A resident of Kitchener for 77 years, Mrs. William Schack 79, of 147 Simeon St., died Thursday at K-W Hospital after a lingering illness. Born in Germany, Aug. 20, 1879, Mrs. Schack was the former Ida Bierwagen, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bierwagen. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and belonged to the Golden Age Group and Ladies Aid. Surviving are two sons, Helmuth of New Jersey and William of Huntingberg, Ind.; one daughter Mrs. John (Florence) McColl of Kitchener; four brothers, Emil, Theodore and Robert of Kitchener, and Paul of Cliffside, N. J.; four sisters, Mrs. Bert (Minnie) Hoffstetter, Mrs. Harvey (Martha) Weise, Mrs. George (Hulda) Israel and Mrs. Walter (Emma) Bacher, all of Kitchener; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Schack was predeceased in 1953 by her husband, William Schack, whom she married May 15, 1901, in Kitchener, and a son, Wilfred, who died in 1925. Mrs. Schack is at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home until removal to St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Monday. Rev. Arthur Eissfeldt will conduct the funeral service at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, July 10, 1959 
Ida Emilie Bierwagen
 
3133 John Ferdinand Julius Bierwagen


The death of John Ferdinand Julius Bierwagen, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. Piellusch, 60 Simeon street yesterday morning in his 82nd year. Mr. Bierwagen had been ill four days. He was a retired mason and attended St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. He was born in Germany in 1848, and came to Canada in 1882. His wife predeceased him nine years ago, and he is survived by one son, Carl Bierwagen of this city, five daughters, Mrs. Conrad Rockel, Lanigan, Sask., Mrs. H. Hilker, Mrs. C. Shippanowski, Mrs. C. Heimpel and Mrs. H. Piellusch, of Kitchener, two brothers, Robert Bierwagen, Kitchener and Gustave Bierwagen of Germany, one sister, Mrs. Ernestine Bock, Waterloo, 15 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. One son died in infancy. The funeral will be held on Wednesday from the residence 60 Simeon street at 2 o'clock to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at 2.30. Internment will be made at Mount Hope cemetery, Rev. J. Schmieder officiating.

Kitchener Daily Record, June 16, 1930 
John Ferdinand Julius "Ferdinand" "Fred" Bierwagen
 
3134 Mrs. Charles H. Stevens

Toronto - Mrs. Charles H. Stevens, 83, of 116 Watson Ave., a former Kitchener resident, died here in Toronto Western Hospital today after an illness of three weeks. The funeral will be held in Kitchener, but arrangements have not been completed.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, April 10, 1964

_________________

Mrs. Charles H. Stevens


Funeral for a former Kitchener woman, Mrs. Charles H. Stevens, 83,of 116 Watson Ave., Toronto, will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home. Mrs. Stevens died Friday after a brief illness at Western Hospital, Toronto. Rev. Albert A. Lorch of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Toronto, will officiate at the funeral service. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery. The former Lina Bierwagen, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Bierwagen. She was born in Germany March 17, 1881. Mrs. Stevens was a member of Redeemer Church, Toronto. She moved to Toronto from Kitchener 15 years ago. Surviving are her husband, to whom she was married June 17, 1907, in Kitchener; two sons, Carl and Edwin, both of Kitchener; two daughters, Ruth and Mrs. Dorothy Nagy, both of Toronto; a brother, Carl, of Bridgeport; two sisters, Mrs. Otto (Bertha) Heimpel and Mrs. Mary Piellusch, both of Kitchener, and seven grandchildren.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, April 11, 1964 
Lena Bierwagen
 
3135 Mrs. Martha Weis

A native of Kitchener, Mrs. Martha Weis, 316 St. Leger St., died Thursday at K-W Hospital. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Mrs. Weis organized and was a past president of Golden Cross Club of the church. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bierwagen. Her husband died in 1953. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rita Tobin, Rosemere, Que.; Mrs. George (Evelyn) Ruhlman, Kitchener; three brothers, Emil, Theodore and Robert Bergen, three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hofstetter, Mrs. George (Hulda) Israel, Mrs. Walter (Emma) Bacher, all of Kitchener, and six grandchildren. The body is at the Gruhn Funeral Home where funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Arthur Eissfeldt at 2 p.m. Monday. Internment will be in Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, November 24, 1961 
Martha Ella Bierwagen
 
3136 A former Kitchener resident, Otto Edward Bergen, 55, of Detroit, died Monday of a heart attack in Zieger Hospital, Detroit. Born July 15, 1906, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bergen, 100 Moore Ave. He was born in Kitchener and moved to Detroit eight years ago. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, the former Pearl Becker; three brothers, Louis of Dundas, Vern of Kitchener, Douglas of Waterloo, and two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Elsie) Koch of Kitchener, Mrs. Hedwig Howlett of Detroit. One brother and a sister predeceased him. The funeral will be conducted Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit. Burial will be in Detroit.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Jul 1961 
Otto Edward Bierwagen
 
3137 Robert J. C. Bierwagen

One of Kitchener's pioneer general contractors, Robert John Carl Bierwagen, 83, passed away today at the home of his daughter, 11 Sheldon Street South, after an illness of four months. Mr. Bierwagen, who erected many of Kitchener's homes, was born in Germany and emigrated to this country 55 years ago. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church. For the past six years he had been residing with his son, Robert, near the family homestead. Surviving are five sons, Emil of Kitchener, Paul in Grandwood, N.J., Theodore and Robert of this city, five daughters, Ida, Mrs. W. K. Schack, Minnie, Mrs. B. Hofstetler, Martha, Mrs. Harvey Weis, Hulda, Mrs. George Israel, Emma, Mrs. W. Bacher, all of Kitchener, 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the home of his son, Robert, 116 DeKay Street, at 2 o'clock and thence to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for service at 2:30. Internment will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. Orzen will officiate.

Kitchener Daily Record, May 11, 1936 
Robert John Carl Bierwagen
 
3138 Bergen, Theodore

At the K-W Hospital, on Friday August 1, 1980, Theodore Bergen of 151 Louisa St., Kitchener, aged 88 years. Born in Kitchener, he was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kitchener. Mr. Bergen was the owner and operator of the Kitchener Concrete Block Company. Husband of the former Carrie Doerr; father of Gordon of Kitchener and Irene (Mrs. Dan Pakrul) of Welland; brother of Robert Bergen and Mrs. Emma Bacher, both of Kitchener. Seven grandchildren and one great-grandson also survive. He was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening until noon on Monday, when removal will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Queen and Church Streets, in Kitchener, for the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Roy Knoll officiating. Internment Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Petersburg. Memorial contributions as expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lutheran Hour, the Concordia Seminary, St. Catherine or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, August 2, 1980 
Theodore Gustave Bierwagen
 
3139 WEILER, Anna Elizabeth (Betty)

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1992, at her residence, St. Raphael's Nursing Home, Kitchener. She was formerly of Baden where shc was born 93 years ago, a daughter of the late Johann and Anna (nee Stutzman) Biesel. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Baden, where she was a member of the ELW. Betty was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star Nith Valley Chapter No. 285. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, hockey and baseball as her hobbies. Beloved wife of Joseph Weiler who predeceased her February 4, 1955. Loving mother of Roger and his wife Virginia, Armand (Mike) and his wife Norma, all of Baden. Ever remembered by her grandchildren, Christine, Steven, Philip, James, Michael, Timothy, Tamara. Sadly missed by her 15 great-grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by two brothers, John and Conrad and four sisters, Sophia (Mrs. William Glasser), Emma (Mrs. Ted Berg), Amelia and Marie (Mrs. Oscar Wiles). Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) and until Saturday at 9:30 a.m., when transfer will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Baden, for the service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mark Innes and Rev. John Laari officiating. Interment to follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Baden.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Nov 1992 pg A9 
Anna Elizabeth "Betty" Biesel
 
3140 MEYER, Louise H. - Passed away peacefully to her eternal home, on Monday, October 4, 2004, at her home, R.R.#1, St. Clements. Louise was born in Hesson 98 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Gustave Biesinger and the late Anna Flachs. Mrs. Meyer was a member of St. Clement RC Church and a life member of St. Clement Christian Mothers Society. Dear mother of Clare Meyer of St. Clements, Barbara and her husband James Hiller of Cambridge, Bernard and his wife Sandra Meyer of Waterloo, Michael Meyer of St. Clements, Raymond and his wife Claire Ann Meyer of Toronto and Patricia and her husband Reinhard Wege of St. Clements. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Randolph and Sheila Meyer, Robert Meyer and Tracey and Paul Geisler, Jason and Lisa Hiller, Matthew, Lisa and Jennifer Hiller, Christopher, Cory and Stefan Wege. Great-grandma of Semantha and Jayme Giesler and Matthew Meyer. Predeceased by her husband, Harry A. Meyer, December 8, 1975, also by a brother, Joseph Biesinger and sisters, Clare Lunz, Mary Schiebel and Annie Biesinger.

Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St. in Wellesley, where family and friends will be received on Wednesday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered on Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 10:15 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Clement RC Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Hetu will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Clem-ent RC Cemetery. Parish vigil service Wednesday evening at 8:45 p.m. (to-night). Memorials to The Diabetes Associ-ation, St. Clement RC Church Building Fund, or to the Carmel of St. Joseph Sisters would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A special thank you to the Home Care givers, Judy and Bernadette, and to the nurses who gave so much love and care to Mother.1a

1aThe Record 5 Oct 2004 
Louise H. Biesinger
 
3141 SCHILL, Margaret (nee Biesinger)

On Sunday, May 29, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital, Margaret Schill, in her 88th year. She was a resident of Meadowcroft Place, Kitchener and formerly of Elmira and Linwood. Predeceased by her first husband, Anthony Eisenmenger (1976) and her second husband, Norman Schill (1986). Loving mother of Mel Eisenmenger and his wife Marlene of Conestogo Lake, Russel Eisenmenger and his wife Gladys, Frank Eisenmenger and his wife Marilyn, all of Kitchener, Helen Schnarr and her husband Ken of Waterloo, Gladys Beacom and her husband Wes of Linwood, Rita McIntosh and her husband Laverne of Drayton. Fondly remembered by 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Sister of Annie (Mrs. Norman Vollmer) of Elmira, Edith Forwell of St. Clements and Florence Kocher of Kitchener. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph Biesinger and Alvira Caulder and three brothers, Edward, Alex and Albert. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, this evening (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 9:40 a.m., then to St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, Flamingo Drive, Elmira for funeral mass at 10 a.m., with Father Fred Bechely, CR, officiating, followed by interment in St. Clements RC Cemetery. Parish prayers will be held on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Record 30 May 1994 pg A9 
Mary Margarette "Margaret" Biesinger
 
3142 Conflict: The death notice in the Berlin Journal states by her husband, no marriage can be found and death record indicates she was a spinster and tombstone does not indicate a marriage. Caroline Bieth
 
3143 BIETH, Sylvester

Peacefully at his late residence, in Waterloo. on Friday, Feb. 5, 1993, age 84 years, Sylvester Bieth, a member of St. Mary's RC Church. A longtime employee and supervisor for Cluett and Peabody Ltd., formerly Arrow Shirt, retiring in 1987. A member of the 25 year club of Arrow Shirt, the Rockway Senior Citizens and a veteran of the Second World War. Son of the late Anthony Bieth and the former Mary Benninger. Beloved husband of the late Helen Bieth (nee Urbshot). Loving father of Bruce and his wife Karen of St. Agatha, Carolyn Carnahan and her husband David and Barbara Pilsner and her husband Karl, all of Waterloo. Will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren, Jason, Todd, Leah and Shawn Carnahan and Cohn, Neil and Ian Pilsner. Loving brother of Irene O'Rourke and her husband Joseph of Toronto. Predeceased by two brothers, Clayton and William and one sister, Lillian Bieth. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, after 2 p.m., Sunday. Vigil for the deceased, Sunday, at 3 p.m. Prayers will be offered from the funeral home chapel on Monday, Feb. 8, at 1:30 p.m., followed by funeral mass at St. Mary's RC Church at 2 p.m., The Very Rev. L. A. Keasey, CR, officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Feb 1993 pg A11 
Edmund Sylvester "Sylvester" Bieth
 
3144 BIETH, James Charles

At St. Mary's Hospital, Tuesday, June 19, 1990, after a brief illness, in his 77th year. James retired from the City of Kitchener Transit Department after 35 years service, from 1943-1946 he belonged to Canadian Provost Corps (Corporal Rank). Loving father and father-in-law of Doug and Diane of Waterloo, Ronald (Ron) and Connie of Kitchener, Robert and Sandra of Waterloo. Judith and Gary White of Waterloo and Miss Barbara Bieth of Kitchener. Dear brother to Richard Bieth of Toronto. Will be missed by his thirteen grandchildren and one-great-grandchild. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret (nee Stuempfle) in 1982; son, Thomas; daughter, Marion Manning and brother, Jerald. At James' request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Prayers will be offered in the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, on Thursday, June 21, 1990 at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aloysius RC Church at 11 a.m., Father Laurence McKenna officiating. Cremation to follow with interment of cremated remains in Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jun 1990 pg A11 
James Charles Bieth
 
3145 Living with Catharina Straser a widow. Who lived besided Bernhard Bieth. Paul Bieth
 
3146 Paul's parents are unknown, but he must be a relative of some kind as he lived in 1871 and 1881 with Bieths. He may have moved to New York State dying in 1894. Paul Bieth
 
3147 MRS. ELIZABETH WINGFIELD

Mrs. Elizabeth Wingfield. 75 Brock St. passed away yesterday at the K.W. Hospital at the age of 81, following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 5, 1863 at Mosboro, to the late Mr. and Mrs. James Bigbie. A former resident of Hespeler, she was an active worker in the Baptist Church, which was organized at the home of Mrs. Wingfield and her husband, the late William Wingfield, who died three years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Earl V. (Florence) Gilders of Kitchener; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Currie of Guelph; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral service will be held from the Ratz-Bechtel funeral home Tuesday at two o'clock. Burial will be made at the Hespeler Cemetery. Rev. J. C. Williamson of Preston will be in charge of the service, assisted by Rev. G. L. Stover of Kitchener. The remains are resting at the funeral home.

Kitchener Daily Record 18 Sep 1944 pg 13 
Elizabeth Bigbie
 
3148 he congregation was on the Dumfries Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Rev. George Ferguson, who organized the Circuit, recorded the early meetings of the Zion congregation in his Journal. The Church was later on the Galt, Berlin, Preston and Hespeler Circuits. Nahrgang (c.1976) reports that during the years 1857 to 1874 Zion was served by the Revs. Hamilton Biggar, C.W. Gilbert, Ozias Barber , Francis Berry, George Kennedy, Alexander Sutherland, and Luther Rice. Rev. Hamilton Biggar
 
3149 Funeral Card

Died, At Galt, To-day, (Monday) 14th inst., at half past 1 o'clock, A.M., Mrs. Mary Cavers, Aged 70 years. Funeral, To-morrow, (Tuesday) at 2 O'clock p.m., from her Daughter's Residence (Mrs. Ramsay's) Railroad St., to St. Andrew's Church Cemetery. Galt, 14th March, 1864 
Mary Biggar
 
3150 A-1-22 William Bigger: Letters of Administration to the Estate of William Bigger, late of the Township of North Dumfries, Yeoman, deceased, granted to and issued to his widow Janet Bigger, the twenty fourth day of December one thousand and eight hundred and fifty three, herself, and her sureties, Andrew Bigger, Yeoman, and George Reid Tailor, all of the same place, having given bond to the amount of One thousand pounds, the estate being £500.

Letters Granted the 24 December 18531a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber

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Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church Begun: 1844

This was the Rev. John Bayne's church, a Free [Presbyterian] Church which was founded by him in 1844 with a majority of the members from his former church, St. Andrew's. Dr. Bayne died on Nov. 3, 1859 and in 1861 the Synod of the (Free) Presbyterian Church of Canada of which he was said to be the founder joined with the United Presbyterian Church in Canada to become the Canada Presbyterian Church. Ministers who followed Rev. Bayne were Revs. John Thompson (April 18, 1861-March 9, 1864) and James K. Smith (September 28, 1865-c.1885). In 1875 church union created the Presbyterian Church in Canada from all remaining divisions of the Presbyterian Church. In 1925 the congregation voted 548-363 to remain a Presbyterian Church rather than join the United Church.

After Rev. Dr. Bayne and his followers left St. Andrew's Church, they worshipped in William Biggar's barn until the first Knox Church building (of stone) was erected at the north-east corner of Ainslie and Dickson Streets in 1845-1846. This church was sold to the Wesleyan Methodists in 1872 for their use. It was removed in 1879.

The present Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church was built in 1869 (the cornerstone laying ceremony was on June 18, 1869) and opened for worship on September 11, 1870. The cornerstone was laid on May 25, 1908 for a large Sunday School addition which was completed in 1909. Fire on April 16, 1989 gutted the entire Christian Education/office wing and damaged the church itself; the reconstructed wing (within the original stone walls) and the repaired church were reopened on Sunday, April 7, 1991.2a

2a
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] 
William Biggar
 
3151 After Rev. Dr. Bayne and his followers left St. Andrew's Church, they worshipped in William Biggar's barn until the first Knox Church building (of stone) was erected at the north-east corner of Ainslie and Dickson Streets in 1845-1846. This church was sold to the Wesleyan Methodists in 1872 for their use. It was removed in 1879.1a

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] 
William Biggar
 
3152 1871 - Tilt William Biggs is staying in the same household ad WilliamTilt. Tilt William Biggs
 
3153 BIGNELL, William Frederick 'Bill'- Passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Florida, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Judy. Cherished father of Jim (Carol), Bill Jr.(Nancy), Michael (Linda), Debi, Bob (Sheila), and Shelley. Step-father of Alan (Becca) and Doug. Grandfather (Papa) of Scott, Dana, Bill, Meghan, Jen, Chris, Corrie, Wes, Kristin, Stephanie, Matthew, Joshua, Kaitlin, and Connor. Great-grandfather of Teagan. Brother of Grace and Tom. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his first wife, Mary Margaret (1981); son, John (1961); father, Stanley (1969); mother Ethel (1980); and sister Duveen (2007). Bill served in the U.S Army and was a long term employee of H & O Centerless Grinding and Chicopee Manufacturing. He was a member of the Pioneer Sportsmen Club, the American Legion, Faith Missionary Church, and the New Hope Lodge No. 279, Masonic Temple. Bill's family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, July 16, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A funeral service to celebrate Bill's life will take place on Friday, July 17, 2009 in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pioneer Sportsmen Club or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Bill's memorial.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 9 Jul 2009 
William Frederick Bignell
 
3154 1871 - John Bihl is staying with Joseph Freiburger. John Bihl
 
3155 BILECKY, Joseph John - Peacefully, at The Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2009, in his 88th year. "Joe", as he was fondly known by all, of Sauble Beach formerly of Kitchener was predeceased by his best friend and wife, Sally and his brother, Peter. He leaves behind his daughters, Jo Ann Pearce and her husband Paul of Guelph, Debbie Bilecky of Sauble Beach and three grandchildren, Andrea and her husband Ron of Burlington, Marisa and her partner Eric of Innisfil and Darrell Pearce of Brampton. He is also survived by his sister, Juliet Goodwin of Miami, Florida and nieces and nephews. Joe is best known as Sauble Beach's plumber extraordinaire. No clogged toilet or frozen pipe was too big for Joe to take on. Joe and Sally were natives of Kitchener-Waterloo but made a life for themselves in Sauble Beach and considered the beach to be their true home. Joe, a veteran of the Second World War, was also a long-time employee of Coca-Cola Bottling in Kitchener and was a staunch Coca-Cola loyalist; something he wishes he had imparted on youngest daughter Debbie, who prefers Pepsi. After permanently relocating to the beach in the 1970's, "Joe the Plumber" as many referred to him, began a new business venture, Joe Bilecky Plumbing Ltd., with his wife and business partner Sally, acting as reception, scheduling, accounts receivable and public relations. She was the brains and he was the brawn. Joe and Sally later became grandparents and had the privilege of spoiling Andrea, Marisa and Darrell much to their parent's complete and total approval. Joe was a super grandpa and only occasionally forgot to pick up Andrea at the bus stop after coming home from kindergarten and always had special Pizza Fridays with Marisa, which could account for why that was the only food she ate until she was 23. Grandpa Joe was also a master "Monster" player and scarred his grandchildren to the point of not being able to sleep alone. In later years, Grandpa was always there to joke and visit with, and to slip a twenty dollar bill in the girls' pockets - for you know, coffee or something. Joe's gentle, easy going nature will be missed by all and we will always hold our memories of him close to our hearts. Joe's family would like to express heart-felt thanks and gratitude to the nurses and support staff of Riverside Glen in Guelph who tended to Joe in the last years of his life with the highest degree of compassion and devotion. In memory of Joe he asked that you make a sizeable purchase at your neighbourhood plumbing-mart or a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach, Monday afternoon, April 13, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gerry Hofstetter officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Joe by the Downs and Son Funeral Home , Hepworth 519-935-2754 or Toll Free 1-888-340-3467.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record Newspaper - Apr. 9, 2009  
Joseph John Bilecky
 
3156 Alice Biles, "born December 30th, 1864." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Alice Biles
 
3157 Frances Maud Biles, "born November 25th, 1877." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Frances Maud Biles
 
3158 George Frederick Biles, "born Feb. 14, 1866."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Frederick Biles
 
3159 John Master Biles, "born October 6th, 1869." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Master Biles
 
3160 Mary Ann Biles, "born January 25th, 1875." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Biles
 
3161 Oscar P. Biles, "born September 23rd, 1867."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Oscar P. Biles
 
3162 William J. Biles, "born June 24th, 1871."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William J. Biles
 
3163 Frank J. Bilitzki - Frank Joseph Bilitzki, 77, of 223 Victoria St. South, only surviving member of the Joseph Bilitzki family, died at St. Mary's Hospital Saturday. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Born in Poland Sept. 17, 1874, son of the late Joseph Bilitzki and his wife, the former Anna Schipansko, he came to Canada 69 years ago. Fifty-four years ago he married Stella Lemanski of Kitchener. Mr. Bilitzki is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Edith) Gregg, RR 2, Kitchener. Three daughters predeceased him. He was also predeceased by one brother and five sisters. Two grandchildren survive. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:30 am from the Gruhn funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church where a requiem mass will be solemnized by Rev. James Casey. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery. The body is resting at the funeral home.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Frank Joseph Bilitzki
 
3164 Billings, A. [Arthur b. 1 Sep 1892, New York City, USA; jockey; next-of-kin: W. J. Sterling; regimental number: 112012]1a

1aBrook Skelton, Military Honour Rolls and Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo Kin, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genelogical Society 2007 *bracketed information from the WW1 Attestation Papers 
Arthur Billings
 
3165 BILLINGS, Orvell E. - On Friday, March 18, 2005, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Orvell Billings, in his 72nd year, of Elmira.

Beloved husband of Eva (Arndt) Billings of Elmira. Dear father of Debra and Jack Vickers of Winnipeg and his special son, Stephen Arndt and his wife Penny Lynn of Waterloo. Special grandfather of Steven and Shari Arndt and grandfather of Emily, Jackson, Garry, Jonathan and Leanne. Brother of Roy Billings of Cambridge, Vince and Janette Billings of Flamboro, Ken Billings of Puslinch, Allen and Wilma Billings of Guelph and Mazie Leader of Guelph. Also survived by his many nieces, nephews and their families.

Predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Evelyn (Breeze) Billings; his sister, June Holtzhauer and his brother, Dan.

The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, today (Tuesday) from 3-5 and 7-9 pm where funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, March 23 at 11 am with the Rev. Dr. Linda J. Bell officiating, followed by cremation.1a

1aThe Record 19 Mar 2005 
Orvell Edward Billings
 
3166 DUECK, Gloria Jean (nee Billyard)

1942 - 2012. Gloria died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Mary's Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2012. at the age of 69. She was the beloved wife of the late Bert Dueck; dear mother of Deborah Wagner and her partner Peter Pasiecznik of Orillia, Jeffery Dueck and his wife Trish of Toronto, Karen Medlicott and her husband Tom of Breslau, Sandra Noecker and her husband Rod, John Dueck and his late wife Tena and James Dueck. all of Kitchener. Gloria will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Ashley, Jessica, Ryan, Danielle, Stephanie, Chelsea, Jennifer, Dawson, Sarah and great-granddaughter Madison; sisters. Lillian Walker (predeceased) of Detroit and Florida, Doris Bygrave (predeceased) of New Hamburg, Linda Mcquigan of Hamilton; brothers Ernest Billyard (predeceased) of Nevada, Ken Billyard of Dunnville, Bob Billyard (predeceased) of Trenton; brothers-in-law Hal Dueck and his wife Pinky of Dana Point, California, Bill Dueck and his wife Brenda of Penn Yan, New York. along with many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by her parents. Jessie and Milo and a granddaughter Candice. Gloria was a warm and compassionate caregiver to her daycare children, for over 25 years and considered them all her very own. The family wishes to acknowledge the incredible and compassionate care given by the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Mary's Hospital. Friends are invited to share their memories of Gloria with her family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, February 16, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Gloria's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, February 17, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ed Janzen officiating, followed by a reception in the funeral home.

Waterloo Region Record 17 Feb 2012 
Gloria Jean Billyard
 
3167 GARNEAU, Clemente ("Clem")

Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, August 11, 2002, surrounded by her loving family. The former Clemence Bilodeau, aged 69 years. Beloved wife of Gerard Garneau of 51 years: loving mother of Jean and his wile Jocelyn: cherished by her granddaughters, Linda Melanie and Natalie. Also survived by her sisters, Laurentia, Mercier. Aline Sasseville, Claudia Gagne, Aldea Guenard, Jeannine Michaud, Ida Bilodeau and a brother, Denis Baillargeon. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Delphine Bilodeau of St. Fabian de Panet, Quebec and by brothers, Henri. Herve, Gerard and sisters, Anita, Emilia and Lucille. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, was held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Cambridge, on Monday, September 2, 2002, at 11 a.m. Visitation was held at Coutt's Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St. Cambridge on Sunday. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 3 Sep 2002 pg B9 
Clemence M. "Clem" Bilodeau
 
3168 BILTON, Oliver

Of 153 Fountain St. N., Preston, Cambridge, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, March 19, 1975, Oliver Bilton, beloved husband of Betty McCullough; dear father of William of Oakville and Robert of Cambridge. Mr. Bilton was born in Grand Valley, Ont. and had resided in Preston for 55 years. Mr. Bilton was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth Gambling; survived by 11 grandchildren. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Queenston Road and Argyle St., Preston, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends Wednesday evening and Thursday. Private family funeral services will be conducted Friday in Parklawn Memorial Chapel. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Mar 1975 pg 33 
Oliver Roland Bilton
 
3169 REV. F.W. BINDEMANN
1790-1865

An unconventional figure, in the person of the Rev. F.W. Bindemann, came into the early religious life of Waterloo County in 1834. Rev. Bindemann, a native of Koethen, Potsdam, Prussia, was a "free-thinker" and did not hesitate to express his independent opinions. Rev. Bindemann organized the Lutherans of the area, forming several congregations, including St. Paul's Church, Berlin, in 1835. He is said to have not been "Spiritually minded," but by precept and example impressed on the people the value of the virtues of honesty and neighborliness. His interesting remarks in his written records of births, marriages and deaths were often very amusing. He was known as the "marrying preacher." He died on November 29, 1865 and was buried in the Mennonite cemetery by a Swedenborgian ministter.1a

1aWaterloo Hall of Fame website 2006 http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca

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Friedrich Wilhelm Bindemann 1790 - 1865

By Sam Weicker

Numerous articles have appeared both in our Branch Notes as well as other periodicals concerning this unusual individual. The 1989 Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume describes the address given by Rev. Erich Scultz, Archivist of the Eastern Canada Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and librarian at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, at the unveiling of the plaque at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg on April 17, 1989 in memory of its founder Rev. Friedrich Wilhelm Bindemann. Born July 31, 1790 in Prussia he emigrated to America in 1820 as a missionary of the Evangelical Protestant Church. He came to Berlin (Kitchener) in 1833 which was a village of 25 homes and several shops. Religious services were held in the school house located at 30 Frederick Street.

Many of the inhabitants were Lutheran, however, Lutheran pastors were discouraged to remain because Rev. Bindemann frustrated all efforts of the people to establish a church of Lutheran faith. His doctrine of Universalism stated that all persons will be saved, or made happy, in the future state. His rugged form, traveling on horse-back, weathered every storm. His bishopric he would let no man take from him. He was a reformed preacher but independent of every synodical authority and not amenable to the discipline of any ecclesiastical body nor subject to any law except his own will, a pioneer character of great originality, he fathered a dozen congregations on this territory and ruled his loosely knit empire until its dissolution with his death in 1865.

Rev. John Schmieder in the 25th anniversary booklet of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Kitchener, of which he was pastor for 41 years and active pastor emeritus for 11 years, continues "During the height of his legendary career he had frustrated all efforts of the people to establish in Berlin a church of outspoken Lutheran faith. But the number of Lutherans was increasing rapidly year after year". Finally in 1862 St. Peters Lutheran Church in Berlin was organized, the first that was actually Lutheran in faith and practice.

Congregations organized by Rev. Bindemann include Trinity, New Hamburg in 1834; St. Peters, Cambridge (Preston) in 1834 (serving until 1838); Zion, St. Agatha in 1834 (until 1840); St. Pauls, Queen St., Kitchener, in 1835 as The German United Evangelical protestant Christian Congregation in Berlin Waterloo County (until 1864); St. Johns, Waterloo in 1837 (until 1841); St. Peters, Heidelberg in 1845 and St. Matthews Conestogo in 1853. He also served congregations as far distant as Trinity, Sebastopol (Tavistock), a distance of 24 miles from Berlin. However, due to his non-Lutheran doctrine and practices congregations soon deposed him, all except St. Pauls, Kitchener.

Rev. Bindemann died on Nov. 29, 1865. his obituary notice in the Berliner Journal of Dec. 7 included that for a long time he was the only Protestant preacher in Canada (?) who was permitted, according to the laws then in force, to perform marriages and consequently his dwelling place in Greenbush (787 King Street West, Kitchener) was thronged by young couples longing for matrimony. The plaque at Trinity New Hamburg includes

Known as the Marrying Preacher, he was one of the few Protestant Clergy licensed to perform marriages. He probably performed more than 2,000 marriages, involving couples of all denominations. These were performed in either the English or German language.

The address of Rev. Shultz stated that the ecumenical age is of recent times but there was an early indication of it when Rev. Bindemann died. He, a Universalist and Rationalist, posing as Lutheran, was buried by Pastor Tuerk, a Swedenborgian, in the First Mennonite Cemetery (800 King Street East, Kitchener).

Rev. Schmieder concludes his article on Rev. Bindemann "In the East End Mennonite Cemetery there may still be seen to-day the upright marble slab which marks his grave. The upper portion of the stone shows in bas relief two inverted torches. Between them is an open bible held by a hand from below. Beneath this ornamental portion of the stone one may still decipher this simple inscription:

Here rests Rev. Friedrich W. Bindemann / Born July 31 1790 / Died Nov. 29 1865 / Remember them which have had / The rule over you, who have / Spoken unto you the word of God. / Hebrews 31:7."

(The top of the 24" wide, 42" high and 4" deep white marble memorial comprises three pointed arches. It is the 13th memorial west of the paved roadway midway through the cemetery, in the 15th row south in line with the First Mennonite Church, 800 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario.2a

2aFriedrich Wilhelm Bindemann 1790-1865; by Sam Weicker, Branch Notes, Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society Vol. 20 No.1

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St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Begun: 1835

A congregation was formed in 1834 by the missionary Rev. Friedrich Wilhelm Bindemann. The first church, known as the German Protestant Evangelical Church, was built on the south side of Church and Queen Streets in 1848 with Rev. Bindemann as the first pastor. The name of the church was changed on Easter Monday, 1869 to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Berlin, Ontario. Two years previously St. Paul's had called Rev. Adam Ernst who succeeded Rev. H.W.H. Wichmann. Pastor Ernst's conditions to the congregation when accepting its call were that 1) the congregation join the Missouri Synod and 2) the church's name be changed. In the fall of 1871 the congregation made the decision to affiliate with the Eastern District, Missouri Synod. Pastor Ernst was followed by Rev. Peter Andres, from 1881-1894.

A decision was made to build a new church and the last service in the old church was held on March 10, 1889. The next day the tearing down of the old building began. Work then began on lowering the hill on which the church had stood, before construction could begin on the new building. The cornerstone for the new church was laid on June 2, 1889 and the service of dedication was held on December 8, 1889. Of interest is the fact that the benches from the old church were retained for use in the new one.3a

3aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Begun: 1862

A Sunday School, made up of members of St. Paul's who were unhappy with the pastor, Rev. F.W. Bindemann, was organized on November 2, 1862 by the Rev. C.F.A. Kaessmann of the Canada Synod. The formal organization of the congregation was on January 1, 1863, and on January 19, 1863 a decision was made to build a church. One quarter of an acre of land was purchased from Augusta Krug (for $178.50). The cornerstone was laid by the pastor, Rev. Kaessmann, on April 26, 1863, and on July 19th of the same year the new church was dedicated. Rev. J. Fishbein, president of the Canada Synod, presided at the dedication service.

Plans were made in 1877 to build a newer church. The last service was held on March 11, 1877 in the old church and demolition of the building began the next day. The newer and larger building on the same site was dedicated on October 6, 1878. The first English service was held on May 10, 1884. A decision was made on May 12, 1912 to conduct English language services on Sunday evenings, and in the next year an English Sunday School was begun.

Construction of another new church building began in 1965 - once again on the same site. Phase I saw construction of a new sanctuary beside the old church. The last service was held in the old church on September 4, 1966 and the first one in the new sanctuary a week later, on September 11, 1966. Phase II of the project began the next day with the demolition of the old church. Dedication Sunday for the new church complex was on October 20, 1968.

St. Peter's is reported to have been an independent congregation until joining the Canada Synod in 1914. Early pastors who followed Rev. Kaessmann were Revs. Herman Sagehorn (1870-1877), G. Manz (1877-1881), Thomas Snyder (1881) and R. von Pirch (1882-1905). Of interest: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church was formed from St. Peter's Church on February 23, 1904..4a

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

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St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

The congregation was organized on December 1, 1834 by the Rev. F.W. Bindemann (1834-1838). Worship services were held in homes and barns until the Lutheran Rudel brothers erected a stone building for this purpose at the corner of what is now Queenston Road and Montrose Street. The premises were also made available to other congregations when they were first established in Preston. Land for a Lutheran church was purchased in 1837 and a frame church was built in 1839 on King Street on the site of the present St. Peter's. This fifty foot by forty foot church with its sixty foot tower was Preston's first church, called Christ Church, and was free for the use of all denominations. The building was used until replaced by the present-day stone church. The cornerstone for the new church was laid on August 21, 1887. The old frame church had been relocated before then to a lot on the corner of Queen and Church Streets where the congregation worshipped until the new stone church was ready for consecration in 1889. Weekly evening services in the English language began at that time.

A new parsonage was built in 1913 on land behind the church, and renovations and improvements have been made to the interior of the church over the years. A new Christian Education wing was built in 1957 (cornerstone: January 27, 1957) and dedicated in 1958. Pastors who followed F.W. Bindemann were Revs. J. Huettner (1838-1849) who was the first regular pastor, F. Hildebrandt (1849-1850), Jacob Hoelsche (1850-1854), and Rev. Immanuel Wurster who served the congregation from 1854-1881. Rev. Wurster also ministered to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hespeler.5a

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

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

The congregation was founded in 1837 by Rev. F.W. Bindemann, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kitchener; early services were held in homes or other suitable meeting places. Property for the first church building was purchased from Jacob C. Snider for 5 shillings (approximately $1.25). The cornerstone was laid in the spring of 1838 and dedication services in the new church at 72 King Street North in Waterloo were held in the fall of the same year. Rev. Bindemann was pastor. He was replaced in 1841 by Rev. Jacob Huettner of Preston who then ministered to both congregations. When the church's first membership list was compiled on October 24, 1841, the congregation numbered sixteen persons.

The frame church was destroyed by fire and replaced by a new, larger one in 1883. This, too, was destroyed by fire - on October 31, 1959. The congregation then built a new stone church at a new location on Willow Street, with dedication taking place on October 14, 1962.

Early pastors except for Rev. Bindemann (1837-1841), who was asked to resign in 1841, were Revs. J. Huettner (1841-1849), F.A. Peifer, Immanuel Wurster (1851-1855), and Jacob Hoelsche who began his ministry in 1855. Rev. Wurster ministered to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Preston jointly with St. John's for one year until assuming charge of only Preston in 1855.6a

6aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Rev. Frederick William Bindemann, who organized the first German Lutheran Church in Waterloo County in the Village of Waterloo in 1837, was known as the marrying parson. Not only did he unite in the German language, German couples, many of them coming long distances, but his fame led a great many English speaking brides and grooms to seek his services as well. It is said that in the more than thirty years of his pastorate in Waterloo and Kitchener, which extended from 1833 to the time of his death in 1865, his record of marriage ceremonies ran into large figures, probably a couple of thousand or more.

Among those who were united by him were: Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wells, of Waterloo; and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Kranz and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Rittinger of Kitchener; this was in the 50's.

The frame residence he occupied for many years, may still be seen on King Street West, Kitchener, in Carmel Church grounds, and almost opposite the entrance to Green Street. Its original location was farther east, near the present Schnarr greenhouse.

And Father Bindemann as he was called, was a sympathetic soul, and on one occasion at least he lent his aid to a run-away couple when the would-be bride's father gave the eloping couple such a hot chase to prevent the ceremony, that they had hardly entered the pastor's house when the irate father appeared.

Father Bindemann was equal to the occasion, and standing before the excited and panting couple, he had only time to say in a loud voice, as the father entered the door. "Amen". "Ja. sie sind zu spaet, (yes, you are too late)," he informed the father. "but for your satisfaction I shall marry them over again". And then he proceeded with the ceremony while the bride's daddy, looking on and somewhat dazed by the rapid turn of affair, hardly knew what to think7a

7aA Historical Sketch of the Town of Waterloo, Waterloo Historical Society's Annual Report, 1928

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THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN ST. PAUL'S CHURCH

Within ten years Berlin obtained four more churches. One of these was founded by Pastor F. W. Bindemann of Coethan. Prussia. After serving in the army, he studied Theology and was sent to Hanover, Pa., as a Reformed Church missionary. He came here in 1834 and built a home in the Greenbush, opposite the Collegiate. While he was affable and honest, his teachings were of a rationalisic order. He organized a half-dozen congregations, including Berlin (1835), Waterloo (1837), and Preston, and ruled them like a bishopric. The Berlin body was called, "The German Protestant Evangelical Church."

Pastor Bindemann kept his cluster of churches together until a further freshet of immigration set in. More Lutherans came in and wanted Lutheran ministers. Preston broke off in 1838 and Waterloo in 1841. Berlin, however, was his citadel until his death. The local congregation erected a frame church in South Queen Street in 1835 and replaced it with a fair-sized brick church in 1864. During his pastorate, the Rev. Bindemann is said to have united 2,000 couples in marriage, numbers of whom were young Mennonites, who were not yet church members.

He rode from place to place on a white horse and often cantered over to Bridgeport. At Bridgeport there was a merchant named Tagge who had just been made a magistrate and who was puffed up. One afternoon, on seeing Mr. Bindemann riding in, he said to several customers at his store-door, "Stay, and we'll have some fun with the preacher." When the rider reached the store, Tagge droned, "How is it, Pastor, that you must have a grand white horse when our Saviour was content to ride about on a humble ass?" The response came forth, "We can't do that anymore, for all the asses have been made magistrates,"

Pastor Bindemann died in 1865 and was buried in the First Mennonite Church cemetery. Of him the Rev. John Schmieder wrote in 1929,
Though body long become dust and ashes, Bindemann still a name to conjure with. and his romantic is remembered today even by those who never saw still him face to face. The legendary white horse and its rider, wrapped round with a great shawl against the elements, still haunts the memory of Berlin's aged citizens; and his words are even now repeated by their children; while his influence is still potent in all the territory he traversed.

The Course Since Followed

After Mr. Bindemann's death the congregation engaged the Rev. Wm. Helfer. He proved unfaithful to his trust, both in con-nection with his teachings and mode of living. The congregation then advertised in a Buffalo newspaper for a Lutheran minister, and as a result the Rev. P. H. Leutsinger was appointed pastor.8a

8aThe History of Kitchener 
Rev. Friederich Wilhelm Bindemann
 
3170 Rev. Bindemann formed the church in 1834 now known as St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Friederich Wilhelm Bindemann
 
3171 Binder.-Andrew Binder was born Jan. 22, 1849; died at his home in Breslau, Ont., Jan. 16, 1920; aged 70 y. 11 m. 25 d. In 1870 he was married to Rachel Dedels, living in wedlock nearly 50 years. To this union were born 8 daughters, 4 preceding the father to the spirit world. There are left to mourn his sudden departure, wife, 4 daughters, one brother, and 2 half-brothers. Funeral on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from his late home, to Cressman Church for service and adjoining cemetery for burial. Services were conducted by J. S. Woolner and Oscar Burkholder.1a


1aGospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 45 - February 5, 1920, p. 847
 
Andrew Binder
 
3172 KNORR. - On the morning of October 3d, 1899, near Kossuth, Ont., of consumption, at the home of her parents, Sister Annie Knorr, daughter of Andrew and Rachel Binder, and widow of the late Jacob Knorr, who preceded her to the spirit world, he being preceded by their only child. Thus the entire young family has gone to try the realities of the beyond. She was aged 24 years, 5 months and 23 days. Buried on the 5th of Oct. in the David Eby cemetery, near Waterloo. Funeral services by Jacob Woolner, Sr. at the house and at the meeting house by Noah Stauffer in German from Isaiah 57:2, and by J. S. Woolner in English from Phil. 1:21. She leaves parents and five sisters besides other relatives and friends to mourn her early departure, yet they need not mourn as those that have no hope. She went home rejoicing in a crucified Redeemer. She remained conscious to the end. Nearly an hour before her departure she said, "Good-bye all, now I am going home." What a consolation for us when we stand by the dying and see that they have a strong arm to lean upon through the valley of death. May God comfort the bereaved ones in their sore affliction and may they look forward to the time of their departure that when life's work is ended they with us and we with them may lay our armor by and meet our loved ones who have gone before.1a

1aThe Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVI, No. 22, November 15, 1899 - pages 348,349 
Annie Binder
 
3173 Binder, --- Elmina, was born in Waterloo Township, Ont., Dec. 29, 1877; died in the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Jan. 21, 1953; aged 75 y. 23 d. She is survived by 3 sisters (Rosanna and Sylinda, Breslau, Ont.; and Mrs. Nancy Buschert, Kitchener, Ont.). Four sisters preceded her in death. She gave her heart to the Lord in her youth and remained steadfast in the faith to the end of her journey. Funeral services were held Jan. 24, at the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ont., in charge of John Hess and Oscar Burkholder, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 7 - February 17, 1953 --- page 165, 166

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Miss Elmina Binder

Following a lengthy illness, Miss Elmina Binder, 75,, of Breslau, died Wednesday at the K-W Hospital. Born on Dec. 29, 1877, in Waterloo Township, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Binder, she was a member of the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau. Miss Binder is survived by three sisters, (Rosanna) and (Sylinda) - of Breslau and Mrs. Nancy Buschert of Kitchener. Four sisters predeceased her. Funeral services will be held privately Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at her residence with public services at 3 p.m. at the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Oscar Burkeholder will conduct the services. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until noon Friday when removal will be made to the home in Breslau. 
Elmina Binder
 
3174 A-1-122 George Binder Probate of the will of George Binder of the Township of Wellesley, Yeoman, deceased, on the petition of Adam Bopert and George Lambertus the Executors named in said will and which will was written in the German language and annexed is a translation thereof into English duly certified by a Notary Public…

I the undersigned George binder make the day the 21st December 1856..My will and Curator named Adam Bopere and Go. Lambertus and, the Adam Binder has first to deduct two hundred and eighty five dollars but the mother has of all her dower (Lnibzürz?) but after the death of the mother they make the remainder in four parts. The debts however must all be paid for this and above named Curators and following witnesses…

Witnesses George Binder and Hubert H. Kürten
Will dated 21st December 1856
Proven and granted 31st January 1857
Died 23 December 1856
No Inventory.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber. 
George Binder
 
3175 Binder, -- Mary Sylinda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Binder, deceased, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., on March 11, 1884; died in London, Ont., after a long illness, on April 6, 1955; aged 71 y. 20 d. She was preceded in death by 6 sisters. Two sisters (Rosanna of Breslau, and Mrs. Nancy Buschert, of Kitchener) survive. She suffered a great deal before her spirit was released to meet her Maker. The funeral services on April 9 at the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, were in charge of Carl J. Rudy and Oscar Burkholder. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 17 - April 26, 1955 - page 407, 408. 
Mary Sylinda "Linda" Binder
 
3176 SNIDER. - Manda, daughter of Andrew and Rachel Binder, was born on May 23, 1890; died at her home in Waterloo on June 9, 1915. She was united in marriage to Herbert B. Snider on Sept. 23, 1914. Their union on earth was of short duration. The separation when it came was sudden and unexpected. We wonder why God should call so suddenly, but we are led to believe that the life in this world is very frail at its best, and entirely in the hands of God. Bro. and Sister Snider were very happy while they were together. Her kind disposition, winning ways, and sunshiny manner, both in her own home, and the home of her parents, makes her departure an aching void and extremely hard for the bereaved ones to bear. Sister Snider confessed her Savior seven years ago, united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member until death. She was very much concerned about the welfare of the Church and often expressed her anxiety for those that were not in the fold. We have every reason to believe that she is now in glory reaping the reward of her faithfulness. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure a grief-stricken husband, father, mother, 4 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends.1a

1a
GOSPEL HERALD - Volume VIII, Number 20 - August 12, 1915 - Page 335 
Samantha "Manda" Binder
 
3177 RAITH, Shirley Elvina - Passed away at her residence, Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, on Saturday, December 27th, 2008, age 80 years. Beloved wife of 60 years to Albert Raith; dear mother of Kathy Koehler (Bill), Cindy Garton (John), Phil Raith (Arlette), and Don Raith (Wendy). Will be missed by her loving grandchildren, Chris (Mel),Tim (Dawn), Courtney, Jordan, Matt, Lucas, Ashley and Adam. Great-grandmother of Logan. Shirley is survived by her brother, Rev. James Bindernagel (Wilma Marie) all of Kitchener and a sister, Carol Nadrofsky (Vic) of Huntsville. Survived also by a son-in-law, Gord Male of Cambridge; sister-in-law, Charlotte Weber (John) of Kitchener and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Hilda Bindernagel; a son, Albert; a sister, Jean Kaufman and a great-grandson, Dallas. As a celebration of Shirley's life, a Memorial Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until time of funeral service at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener with Rev. Ann Krueger officiating. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Sunnyside Home or St. Peters Lutheran Church, Zurich, Ontario would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the funeral home at 519-742-4481 or condolences at www.mem.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 
Shirley Elvina Bindernagel
 
3178 David S. Bingeman," was born October 4th, 1849. On February 9th, 1875, he was married to Eliza Snyder. They reside about five miles south of Plattsville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Bingaman. - Died, near Plattsville, Ont., on Sunday, Sept. 28, 1919, David Bingaman, who was born on Oct. 4, 1849, aged 69 y. 11 m. 24 d. His disease was heart failure, and his death sudden and unexpected. He leaves two sons, two daughters, three brothers and seven sisters; his wife having preceded him to the glory world some years age. His funeral, which was largely attended was held at the Blenheim Mennonite Church on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Bro. M. H. Shantz conducted the services at the house, and Bro. M. Hallman, assisted by Bro. Shantz, at the Church. Text, Eccl. 9 :10. Peace to his ashes.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 32 - November 6, 1919 - page 591 
David S. Bingaman
 
3179 Bingeman, Irvin, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Bingeman, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., Nov. 19, 1877; passed away May 17, 1954, at the K-W Hospital; aged 76 y. 5 m. 28 d. He is survived by his second wife (formerly Elizabeth Gingerich), one daughter (Viola-Mrs. Jacob Enns, New Westminster, B. C.), and 4 grandchildren. His first wife (the former Mary Shantz) died in 1946. For many years he farmed near Washington, Ont., during which time he was a member of the Blenheim congregation. Recently he transferred his membership to the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener while residing in this city. Funeral services were held at the Blenheim Church near New Dundee, conducted by John H. Hess and Moses Bowman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 23 - June 8, 1954 page 549, 550 
Irvin Bingaman
 
3180 Titus S. Bingeman," was born March 23rd, 1859. On December 12th, 1882, he was married to Mary Cressman who was born January 26th, 1858. They live within two miles of New Dundee where he is the owner of a farm. To them were born seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Titus BingemanNEW DUNDEE. Titus Bingeman, a well-known resident of the district, passed away at his home in the village, early Monday morning, Sept. 4th, in his 86th year. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bingeman and was born at Washington, in Oxford County, on March 23rd, 1859. In 1881 he took up farming one mile south of NewDundee and Dec. 12, 1882, he was married to Mary Cressman, who predeceased him in 1921, he was married to Katherine Snider of Fisher's Mills, who passed away in 1937. The late Mr. Bingeman, who retired to the village in 1923, was in good health until the last few years and had only been confined to bed for two days. He was a member of the United Brethren Church. Surviving are: four daughters, namely: Mrs. Henry Schlichter (Olive) Of New Dundee, Mrs. Harry Ford (Essie) of Vancouver, B.C., Miss Ada Bingeman of New Dundee and Mrs. Stanley Hilborn (Ina) of Ayr R.R.; and three sons, Roy of San Francisco, California, Moral of Cainsville and Floyd of Woodstock. One son, Elmer, predeceased him. There arc also three sisters, Mrs. George Coleman of New Dundee, Mrs. Andrew Porter of San Mateo, California and Mrs. Erwin Ellis of Gilbert Plains, Man., besides 22 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from his late residence to the United Brethren Church for service with the pastor, Rev. E. Gingerich, officiating. Interment was made in the New Dundee Union Cemetery.

Waterloo Chronicle 8 Sep 1944 pg 3 
Titus S. Bingaman
 
3181 Aaron S. Bingeman," was born February 23rd, 1861. On September 9th, 1884, he was married to Lizzie Betzner who was born August 27th, 1865. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming, but he is a carpenter by trade. To them were born several children but their names were not received in time for publication."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Aaron S. Bingeman
 
3182 Abraham Bingeman, was born August 6th, 1809, and died, aged about five year. " Abraham Bingeman
 
3183 Albert Bingeman," was born February 25th, 1857, and died January 21st, 1858."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Albert Bingeman
 
3184 Angeline S. Bingeman,"was born August 6th, 1852. On September 1st, 1874, she was married to Samuel C. Cressman who was born April 9th, 1849. They reside on a farm near Baden, Ontario. To them were born twelve children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Angeline S. Bingeman
 
3185 Caroline Bingeman," was born Apr 11th, 1855. On October 24th, 1876, she was married to Jonathan Shantz who was born March 16th, 1849. They reside near Haysville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of eight children".1a

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Shantz.--Sister Caroline Burgiman*, widow of the late Jonathan Shantz of near Carstairs, Alta., died Dec. 3, 1927. She was born in 1855; aged 72 y. In 1876 she was married to Jonathan Shantz and 9 children blessed this union. In 1901 Bro. and Sister Shantz came West with their family and settled on the home still occupied by Sister Shantz at her death. Bro. Shantz died in 1914 and three children died a few years after. Two children had passed away while still in the East, which leaves 4 to mourn the loss of a kind mother (Urias, Jonathan, Verna, Mrs. Elmer Shantz, and Edna, Mrs. Carl Semberg); also six sisters and 3 brothers. Sister Shantz was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and will be greatly missed. She was very patient in her last illness, and while she suffered greatly she was anxious that God's will should be done in her life. She was laid to rest Dec. 4, in the West Zion Cemetery beside her husband and children. Services at the house were conducted by Bro. Abe Riest and at the church by Bro. Isaac Miller and Bro. H. J. Harder. May God comfort the bereaved.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XX, No. 38 - December 22, 1927, pages 830, 831 
Caroline Bingeman
 
3186 Catharine Bingeman,"* died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catharine Bingeman
 
3187 Catharine Bingeman,"was born December 21st, 1819. She married to Noah Ziegler who was born November 15th, 1815, and died September 19th, 1893. To them were born nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catharine Bingeman
 
3188 Kate Bingeman," was born in 1854. She is unmarried and is residing with her parents for whom she is doing so much to make life happy and cheerful in their old days."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catherine B. "Kate" Bingeman
 
3189 Earl Bingeman Loses Life By Drowning Was Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bingeman

The sad news was received here on Monday night that Earl A. Bingeman, of this town, was drowned in Lake Erie, that evening. Word was telephoned to the parents here shortly after the accident and his mother and brother, Perlus, left immediately for Port Colborne. According to reports he and two others, Owen Savage and Ernest Rudd, were out in a dinghy. The boat suddenly tilted in the choppy lake and Earl Bingeman was thrown into the water. Savage also fell overboard but Budd owner of the boat managed to stay in the boat. They were about 100 yards off shore when the accident happened. Savage managed to swim ashore and Bingeman pulled out strongly for shore but disappeared in the choppy water. His body was recovered by bathers half an hour later, but all endeavors at rescusitation failed.

Mrs. Bingeman, with whom her husband had been swimming a short time before, saw the accident from the shore. The accident victim was born in Haysville 29 years ago and came to New Hamburg at an early age. Completing his school education here he clerked in Mr. G. B. Hathaway's store here, later going to Kitchener and then to Galt. For the past three years he had been manager of a gents furnishing store at Port Colborne. He was married two years ago to Miss Jean Wiggins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Wiggins, of Galt, who is left to mourn his tragic death, besides his parents here, six brothers and three sisters, Harold, of Ingersoll, Lloyd, of Buffalo, Stanley, of Sudbury, Nile, of London, Perlus and Jack, at home, Edith, of Hamilton General Hospital staff, (Vera) Mrs. Harry Barnes, Ingersoll and (Marian) Mrs. Homer Watson, of Montreal.

The late Mr. Bingeman was an obliging young man and was on his way to a successful career. His tragic and untimely death is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. The remains were brought here yesterday and the funeral took place yesterday with service at his parent's home at three p.m. followed by internment in Riverside Cemetery. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends were in attendance. The sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved ones in their sad loss.

New Hamburg Independent, July 17, 1936 
Earl S. Bingeman
 
3190 Elias Bingeman,"was born April 29th, 1850. On March 17th, 1873, he was married to Amanda Eby who was born October 31st, 1851. After their marriage they moved on the farm now possessed by Philip Beachy where they resided ten years, then they moved on the old "Abraham Oberholtzer farm" near Bloomingdale. After being there for two years they purchased Isaac S. Weber's farm two miles east of Bridgeport where they resided four years. In 1889 Mr. Bingeman purchased the old "Benjamin W. Weber" farm where he now resides. He now owns the two "Weber" farms adjoining each other. His family consists of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Elias Bingeman

Another aged resident of Kitchener in the person of Elias Bingeman passed peacefully away at his home, 22 Pequegnat Avenue, on Sunday, November 23, in his 81st year. He had been ill for several months. He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters, Angus Bingeman of Loverna, Sask., Mrs. G. H. Kraft, Waterloo, David Bingeman, Kitchener, Mrs. Ephraim Frey, Accadia Valley, Alta., Miss Linda Bingeman at home and Newton of Loverna, Sask. Also one brother, Jonas, of Bloomingdale, and two sisters, Mrs. S. Sander, Kitchener, and Mrs. Menno Weber, Waterloo. Two sons, Melvin and Nelson, and deceased's first wife, Amanda Eby, died some years ago. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at two o'clock to the Bethany Mennonite Church for service. Interment will be made in the East End Mennonite cemetery. Rev. E. Sievenpiper and Rev. S. Cressman will be in charge of the services. The remains were removed from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home to his late residence on Wednesday afternoon.2a

2aWaterloo Chronicle, Thursday, November 27, 1930, pg 4 
Elias Bingeman
 
3191 Elias S. Bingeman,"was born May 21st, 1869. He is unmarried and at present resides with his brother-in-law, Mr Jacob M. Shantz, Plattsville, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elias S. Bingeman
 
3192 Elizabeth Bingeman," the youngest member of Jonas and Elizabeth (Brubacher) Bingeman's family, was born in May, 1861. In May, 1894, she was married to Robert Dewart. They reside in the city of Rochester, New York, where he is engaged in the manufacturing of buttons."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bingeman
 
3193 Lizzie Bingeman, " * died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bingeman
 
3194 BINGEMAN.-On the 18th of November, in Blenheim township, Oxford county, Ont., infant son of Titus and Mary Bingeman. Buried on the 20th at Blenheim's Meeting-house, where services were held by Moses Bowman from John 14:4 and N Stauffer from 2 Sam. 12:23.1a

1aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXIV, Number 24, December 15, 1887 - pp 381,382 
Elmer Bingeman
 
3195 Emma Bingeman,"was born March 1st, 1873. She is married to Rufus McNicoll. They reside at Plattsville, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Emma Bingeman
 
3196 Esther Bingeman, "was born December 30th, 1810. On April 10th, 1832, she married to George Kraft who was born February 15th, 1809. They resided two miles east of Bridgeport, Ontario, until 1886 when they moved to Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan, where she died January 4th, 1892. He is still living and quite well and active for a man of his age. To them were born thirteen children".1a

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KRAFT - On the 4th of January, 1892, in Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich., of "Lagrippe," of which she suffered nearly two weeks, Sister Esther, (maiden name Bingeman), wife of Bro. George Kraft Sr., aged 81 years, three months and 4 days. She leaves a husband and 8 children to mourn their loss. She was born in Pottstown, Pa., from which place she emigrated to Canada, and about five years previous to her death they moved to Michigan. She died rejoicing in her Savior. Services by S. Sherk, Elder Straub and C. Wenger.2a

2aHerald of Truth , Vol. XXIX, No. 3, February 1, 1892, Page 46 
Esther Bingeman
 
3197 Gordon W. Bingeman, 79, of RR 1, Waterloo, died today at the K-W Hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 8, 1885, in Bloomingdale, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonas B. Bingeman. He had farmed in Lexington for the past 28 years and developed Bingeman Acres subdivision at the site. Prior to this he had lived in South River and Bloomingdale. He was a life-long member of Bloomingdale United Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Dena Dickson, whom he married in 1919 in Wingham; two sons, J. Byron of Richmond, Va., and Gordon A., of Waterloo; one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Beth) Tousaw of Galt; one sister, Mrs. Irvin K. (Irene) Weber of Kitchener, and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons in infancy, a sister, Alice, in 1958, and a brother Marshall, in 1965.

The body rested at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 11 am Monday when removal was made to Bloomingdale United Church for the funeral at 3 pm. Rev. C. L. Lewis officiated. Burial was in Bloomingdale cemetery. Donations to the building fund of the Bloomingdale United Church and the Ontario Heart Foundation will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

The Elmira Signet Jul 7 1965 pg 9 
Gordon Washington Bingeman
 
3198 Hannah Bingeman, " was born August 1st, 1815. On November 10th, 1835, she was married to Rev. Elias Snider who was born September 3rd, 1815, and died April 24th, 1890. She died December 23rd, 1893. They resided in the farm now possessed by their son Jonas. Their family consisted of twelve children".1a

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Mr. E. W. B. Snider's mother was buried at the Martin church cemetery on Tuesday.

Elmira Signet 4 Jan. 1894 p. 8, Col. 2
 
Hannah Bingeman
 
3199 Hannah Bingeman,"was born June 22nd, 1860. On November 19th, 1884, she was married to Isadore B. Snyder who was born November 15th, 1859. They reside on the old "Bill Moyer Farm" near Berlin. Their family consists of four children".Hannah Bingeman, "was born June 22nd, 1860. On November 19th, 1884, she was married to Isidore B. Snyder. They reside on the old "Bill Moyer Farm" near Berlin. Their family consists of four children"1a

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Snyder-Hannah Bingeman was born in Breslau, Ont., June 22, 1860; died at her home in North Kitchener, Ont., April 12, 1926; aged 65 y. 9 m. 21 d. On Nov. 19, 1884, she was married to Isador B. Snyder of Waterloo Co., Ont., in which county they spent their married life. To this union were born four sons and one daughter (Eldon, Della Mae, Leo(who died in infancy), Earl and Grant). She was converted at sixteen and joined the Mennonite Church in the early years of her married life. In this faith she remained to the end. Although she had been in ill health for some time she had seemed to be in no immediate danger. However, on the afternoon of April 12 she was seized with a sudden heart attack from which she never rallied and passed away peacefully about six o'clock. She is survived by her husband, her family, and a large circle of relatives and friends. To these she endeared herself by her lifetime of devoted attention to their interests. "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." Her Christian character made its influence felt in the Church and community. That she was spared prolonged suffering is some consolation to the family and friends for their sudden loss. She will be greatly missed but the hope of a future life is a sustaining comfort. Funeral services were held at the Sterling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., on the afternoon of April 15. Bro. U.K. Weber, pastor, was in charge and Bro. S.F. Coffman, Vineland, Ont., read the Scripture lesson.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 5 - April 29, 1926, pages 110, 111 
Hannah Bingeman
 
3200 Hannah Bingeman," was born April 9th, 1852. She is married to Menno S. Weber, a farmer. They reside about two miles north of Waterloo on the "Mattias Haug" farm. Their family consists of two children".1a

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Weber.-Hannah Bingeman, wife of the late Menno S. Weber, was born west of Waterloo, Ont., April 9, 1852; died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1939; in her 88th year. She was married to Menno S. Weber in 1874. She was predeceased by her husband six years ago. Surviving are their 2 children (Irvin B., of Waterloo, and Ida, Mrs. J. D. Yoder of Kent, Ohio), 1 brother Jonas Bingeman, of Bloomingdale), 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She, with her husband, became a member of the Waterloo Mennonite Church in 1885. She was of a deeply religious nature and was always very much interested in the various activities of her chosen church. Services were held in Waterloo, Ontario, Mennonite Church. The memorial service was conducted by J. B. Martin, assisted by M. K. Weber and Jonas Snyder. Texts, I Cor. 2:9,10; Psa. 17:15.2a

2aGospel Herald October 12, 1939 - Vol. XXXII, No 28 - pages 606, 607 and 608 
Hannah B. Bingeman
 
3201 Hannah S. Bingeman, "was born December 16th, 1850. On January 18th, 1870, she was married to Henry Cressman who was born June 17th, 1846. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, where she died January 13th, 1871, leaving no family."1a

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Cressman. - On the 14th of January, in Blenheim township, Oxford county, Ontario, very suddenly, Hannah, wife of Henry Cressman, aged 20 years and 28 days. She was buried on the 16th at the Blenheim Meeting-house. The house was filled to overflowing. Funeral discourses were delivered by Dennis Thompson in English and Moses Bowman in the German language.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume VIII, Number 2 - February 1871, page 30, 31 
Hannah S. Bingeman
 
3202 Isaac Bingeman," was born December 14th, 1824. He died the same day he was born. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac Bingeman
 
3203 Isaac B. Bingeman," the youngest child of John and Hannah (Bergey) Bingeman, was born June 16th, 1834. He was married to Sarah Shoemaker who was born March 12th, 1840. They resided at Breslau where he was engaged in farming when he died, August 21st, 1864, leaving a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac B. Bingeman
 
3204 Isaac S. Bingeman,"was born June 20th, 1864. On December 21, 1887, he was married to Nancy Krupp who was born June 5th, 1864. He is a farmer and resides near Haysville. His family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac S. Bingeman
 
3205 John Bingeman, " was born August 1st, 1826. On November 14th, 1848, he married to Judith, daughter of David and Leah (Baumann) Snyder. She was born July 14th, 1832, and died in Oxford County, Ontario, March 20th, 1873. On September 15th, 1874, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham B. and Magdalena (Eby) Clemens, She was born May 8th, 1835, and died July 30th, 1890. Mr. Bingeman resides near Washington Post Office, Oxford County, where he was engaged in farming until lately. He now lives retired. His family consisted of seventeen children, of whom sixteen were born unto his first wife." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Bingeman
 
3206 John Bingeman, "was born December 21st, 1812, and died, aged about eighteen months."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Bingeman
 
3207 John Bingeman, "who was born in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 15th, 1783. On November 3rd, 1805, he was married to Hannah, daughter of Abraham and Esther (Shantz) Bergey. She was born December 16th, 1787. In 1825 they with their large family moved to Canada and settled near what is now Bridgeport, Ontario. The following summer they moved on the east side of the Grand River. This is now in possession of Moses Kraft, one of their grand-children. He died October 18th, 1854, and she died June 11th, 1868. To them was born a family of fourteen children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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A-1-46 John Bingeman: Administration to the Estate of John Bingeman, formerly of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, deceased, granted anede issued the 11 November 1854 to his widow Hannah Bingeman, after giving proof that her said husband was dead and dying intestate on or about the 18th October next before, and on her giving surety herself and in the person orf Jonas Bingeman, of the aforesaid Township, Yeoman, and Elias Snyder, of the same place, Yeoman, each in the sum of £500/-. The Inventory of the chattels and goods left by said deceased at the time of his demise and the same delivered and on file in this office, amounting to £417/17/1 1/2d

Died October 18 1854
Letters granted 9 November 1854
Inventory £417/17/1 1/21a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
John Bingeman
 
3208 John B. Bingeman," was born September 18th, 1843. He is married to Catharine Snider. They reside on his father's old homestead west of Berlin where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John B. Bingeman
 
3209 J. E. Bingeman Dead At Hamburg

NEW HAMBURG. - John E. Bingeman, for four years reeve of New Hamburg and warden of Waterloo County in 1935, died Wednesday evening at his home here. Mr. Bingeman was born in 1875 in Blenheim Township, son of David Bingeman. He came to this village 28 years ago and was employed as a salesman here. He was a member of the Evangelical Church and of Nith Lodge, I.O.O.F. In 1899 Mr. Bingeman was married to Judith N. Shantz, who survives with six sons, Harold and Stanley J. of Woodstock; Lloyd, of Buffalo; Perlus; of St. Thomas; Nile, of Port Dover, and John, at home; three daughters, Miss Edith Bingeman, of the General Hospital staff, Hamilton; Mrs. H. Barnes, Ingersoll, and Mrs. H. C. Watson, Moncton, N.B. There is one brother, Irvin, of Washington, Ont., and two sisters, Miss Susie Bingeman, of Kitchener, and Mrs. A. Bauer, New Dundee. A private funeral service will be held at the family residence on Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by public service at 2.30 p.m. at the Evangelical church. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery, New Hamburg.

Waterloo Chronicle 16 Feb 1940 pg 3 
John Elias Bingeman
 
3210 John S. Bingeman," was born September 20th, 1858. On April 9th, 1892, he was married to Frances Louisa Davidson. They reside in the city of Rochester, New York, where he is engaged as travelling agent by The M. B. Shantz Button Manufacturing Company of Rochester, New York."

John S. Bingeman, "was born September 20th, 1858. On April 9th, 1892 he was married to Frances Louisa Davidson. They reside in Rochester, New York, where he is engaged in manufacturing ivory and pearl buttons."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John S. Bingeman
 
3211 John S. Bingeman,"was born June 17th 1867, and died March 25th, 1880."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John S. Bingeman
 
3212 Lived with Daniel and Susan Knechtel John S. Bingeman
 
3213 Jonas Bingeman, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, April 9th, 1817. In 1825 he came to Canada with his parents who had moved in the wilderness near Bridgeport, Ontario. Here he had, even in his boyhood days, to assist in hewing out a home in the primeval forest. When a boy, 14 or 15 years of age, he used to drive through the forest to Dundas, thirty miles distant, being the nearest business place for these early pioneers. A trip to Dundas was nothing uncommon, then considered no more an undertaking than going two miles to town in our day. In common with the rising generation of the day Mr Bingeman received his education in the stern school of experience and hard work. The school he attended was to the east end of Berlin to which place he had to go through miles of forest. He generally took a straight course through the forest from his father's home to that of Mr. John Brubacher's where he met the first clearing. he only subjects then taught were reading, writing, and arithmetic. This school Mr. Bingeman attended for a few short winter months for several years in succession. In 1842 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Catharine (Sherk) Brubacher. She was born December 13th, 1820. After their marriage they moved on their farm about three miles west of Berlin where they resided until 1882 when they quite the farm and moved to the town of Berlin where they own a beautiful residence, No. 111 S. Frederick Street. They are still enjoying the best of health and are spending the evening of their days in ease and comfort. Their family consisted of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jonas Bingeman
 
3214 Jonas B. Bingeman, "was born August 26th, 1858. He is married to Lillie Oberholtzer. They reside at Bloomingdale on the farm lately owned by William Erb. He has proved himself to be one of our most successful farmers of late years. His family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jonas B. Bingeman
 
3215 Bingeman, Jonas Owen, 67, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Dec. 13, 1926, Bloomingdale, Ont., to Marshall and Erma Shantz Bingeman. Died: Dec. 16, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Dora Duff Bingeman; children: John, James, Peter, Frances Peddle, Patricia Pietrek, Lisa Jantzi, Mary Musselman, Marshall; brother and sister: Lawrence, Esther Gascho. Funeral: Dec. 20, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by David T. Martin. Burial: Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 4 - January 25, 1994 
Jonas Owen Bingeman
 
3216 Joseph B. Bingeman, "was born November 9th, 1847. On May 28th, 1872, he was married to Leah Hallman who was born August 30th, 1851. When a young man Mr. Bingeman was engaged as a teacher in our public schools for a number of years. In this profession he proved himself to be one of the most successful men of the county. He is well posted on all political questions of the day, a good counselor, always giving inquiring parties the most healthy advice. He is also an eloquent advocate in all questions pertaining to the vexed prohibition question causing so much uneasiness in our day. He is very much interested in our present school system and has been one of the members of the board of Trustees for the Berlin Schools for a number of years. At present he resides in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in the manufacturing of brushes. His family consists of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Bingeman.-On April 1, 1907, at his residence in Berlin, Ont., of tuberculosis, of which he had suffered for some months, Joseph B. Bingeman, aged 59 Y., 4 M., 23 D. He was united in matrimony to Leah Hallman May 28, 1872, and is survived by his companion, seven daughters and one son. He secured a good education in his youth, and was for many years one of the prominent teachers in Waterloo Co., Ont. He united with the Mennonite church early in life, and later identified himself with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ branch. He had been in failing health for some time, and at about 2 A. M. of the night on which he died his wife went to his room, but thinking he was sleeping, did not try to disturb him. Going again at about 4 A. M. she found him cold in death. Funeral services were conducted on the 4th. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the Berlin Mennonite M. H.2a

2aGospel Herald / Herald of Truth April 11, 1907, page 144 Volume XLIV, Number 15  
Joseph B. Bingeman
 
3217 Judith Bingeman, " the eldest in the family, was born December 8th, 1807. On May 14th, 1826, she was married to John Snider who was born March 1st, 1800, and died February 19th, 1893. They resided on a farm north of Bloomingdale, adjoining the township line. She died January 28th, 1880. To them was born a family of eleven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Jan. 29th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of palsy, Sister JUDITH, wife of Bro. John SCHNEIDER, aged 73 years, 1 month and 20 days. Buried in Schneider's burying-ground the 31st, in the presence of many relatives and friends2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XVII, Number 4 - April, 1880, page 76, 77, 78 
Judith Bingeman
 
3218 Judith Ann Bingeman," was born May 19th 1871. She is unmarried and at present resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Judith Ann Bingeman
 
3219 Bingeman, "The Bingeman family of the United States and Canada are all descendants of Lawrence Bingeman who emigrated from near Geneva, Switzerland, and arrived in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in April, 1780. On May 16th, 1730, he purchased from one named Jacob Reiff 100 acres of land* situated in Lower Salford Township. In a very short time Mr. Bingeman had quite a number of acres cleared and under cultivation and had the first farm buildings erected thereon, the barn of which was covered with tiles instead of shingles. His useful life in the land of the "Free" was destined to be short. We find that in June, 1733, the "Death Summons" called him away from this world of confusion into the world of "Peace and Joy"--the abode of Angels. His neighbors always found him a pure, honest, upright and God-fearing man. We find that his estate was sold by public auction on August 16th, 1733, and the proceeds of such sale handed over to his wife, Anne Margaret, and family. Since he died without a will we have no means of ascertaining the names of all his children. Quite likely there never was more than one child in the family.† All we know of is one son named Hannes who was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1731. In 1762 he was married to Veronica Kühler. They resided in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where they followed farming until their deaths. To them was born a family of several children whose names were not received. The youngest son of old Hannes Bingeman was"1a

1a From The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lawrence Bingeman
 
3220 BINGEMAN, Lawrence (Larry) Forler

Died suddenly; on Sunday, Nov. 17, 1991, of a heart attack, at his home, at RR 1, New Dundee. Loved son of the late Lawrence G. Bingeman and Minnie Forler, of New Hamburg. Beloved husband of Leona Brenneman and dearest father and grandfather of Christine Henhoeffer and her husband Robert of RR 1, Ayr, Laurie Bingeman and his wife Beverly and their children, Jodi and Melissa of New Hamburg, Randy Bingeman and his wife Jackie and their children, Luke, Travis, Emily and Jacob, all of Richwood, Connie Schuts and her husband Rene and their children, Jeremy and Andy of Kitchener and Steve Bingeman of Drumbo; dearest brother of Robert Bingeman and Lorraine Schroeder of New Hamburg and brother-in-law of Giesla Bingeman of Kitchener. Predeceased by his brother, Reg Bingeman and twin grandchildren, Rodney and Christa. Larry was a plumber for 44 years, a member of UA 527 as well as a member of the Joint Training Committee. He was a director of Wilmot Rod and Gun Club, director/owner of Bass Lake Hunt Club and for this he was a well known hunter and fisherman. He served in the navy during the Second World War and was a member of New Hamburg Legion. Branch 532. The family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Home, 1001 Ottawa St. S. (at Westmount Road), Kitchener. today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Transfer will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, New Dundee, at noon Wednesday, where service will be held at 2 p.m., with Pastor Doug Rebie officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside cemetery, New Hamburg.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Nov 1991 pg A11 
Lawrence Forler "Larry" Bingeman
 
3221 Leah S. Bingeman, " was born February 24th, 1854, and died February 10th, 1855."1a

1a From The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Leah S. Bingeman
 
3222 Lucy Bingeman, "twin sister to Lizzie, was born February 28th, 1866. She is married to Samuel Rosenberger, a farmer. They reside at Pinconning P.O. Michigan. They have a family of two children, but names were not received in time for publication."

Lizzie Bingeman,"was born February 28th, 1866. On February 9th, 1887, she was married to Aaron Rosenberger who was born April 25th, 1862. They reside near New Dundee, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lucy Bingeman
 
3223 Magdalena Bingeman," was born October 11th, 1822. She was married to Joseph Eby who was born March 25th, 1811, and died April 15th, 1871. They resided in St. Jacobs, Ontario, where she died August 18th, 18 . To them were born seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Bingeman
 
3224 Maria Bingeman," was born December 9th, 1820. On April 7th, 1840, she was married to Jacob Eby who was born October 18th, 1815. Soon after their marriage they moved to St. Joseph County, Indiana, where they still reside. To them was born a family of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby


Elsewhere in the book it gives birth in June.

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Eby. - On Nov. 17, 1915, at the home of her grandson, John Eby, in Elkhard, Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Mary Bingaman, widow of the late Jacob Eby, aged 95 y. 5 m. 8 d. Her husband died about 19 years ago. She was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., on 9th of June, 1820. She was married to Jacob Eby, April 7, 1840. to this union were born 8 sons, of whom the husband and 5 sons passed over to the spirit world before her. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and was beloved and respected, by a wide circle of friends and relatives. She had an earnest and longing desire to depart and be with Christ, "which", as the apostle says, "is far better", and often said that she wanted to go home; the change finally came and her oft repeated prayer was answered. Funeral services were held at the Olive M. H. on Nov. 20, by John Martin in the German language, and John F. Funk in English, from 1 Pet. 1:24,25. The burial took place in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 36 - December 2, 1915 - Page 590, 591 
Maria "Mary" Bingeman
 
3225 Mary Ann Bingeman,"was born September 3rd, 1862. On November 9th, 1880, she was married to Jacob M. Shantz who was born April 16th, 1858. They reside near New Dundee where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Bingeman
 
3226 Menno B. Bingeman," was born May 1st, 1845. Died in infancy. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Menno B. Bingeman
 
3227 Had children:
Elizabeth Reesor Bingeman, born July 10 1915 d. 20 Feb 2013
Joesph Edward Reesor Bingeman, born May 31, 1919 d. 31 Mar 2011
Catherine Anne Bingeman, born October 1, 1922 d. 5 Feb 2013 
Milton Hallman Bingeman
 
3228 BINGEMAN, Moral (Cressman) - At St. Joseph's Hospital, Branford, on Wednesday, October 28, 1964, Moral (Cressman) Bingeman, beloved husband of Clara Sherry of R ? Brantford; brother of Mrs. Henry Schlichter, Kitchener; Miss Ada Bingeman, Waterloo, and Mrs. Stanley Hilborn, New Dundee. At the Cattel Funeral Home, ?3 Main Street, Dundas. Service Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment Stenabaugh Cemetery.

The Expositor, Brantford, Ontario, Oct 28, 1964 
Moral Cressman Bingeman
 
3229 Bingeman, Nile Shantz - At Toronto, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 1989, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Nancy A. Byer and dear father of Michael, at home, Dennis and Tim, both of Toronto; brother of Mrs. Edith Dunlop of Dundas. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family Sunday afternoon only, from 2 till 4, at the Chattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral home, 53 Main St., Dundas, where complete service and committal will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Cremation.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, January 14, 1989 
Nile S. Bingeman
 
3230 Sarah Bingeman," was born November 13th, 1828. On December 27th, 1855, she was married to Peter Wile who was born in Pennsylvania, March 24th, 1823. He is a mason by trade. They resided about a mile east of Bloomingdale, Ontario where he died January 13th, 1892. His widow has her home with her son, Isaac, who has rented the old homestead. Their family consisted of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Bingeman
 
3231 Bingeman.-Susannah, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Bingeman, was born at Washington, Ont., March 7, 1881; passed away at the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., Hospital, July 3, 1947; aged 66 y. 3 m. 26 d. In her youth she accepted the Lord as her Saviour and was a member of the Blenheim Mennonite Church, New Dundee, Ont. One brother (Irvin, of Washington) survives. One sister (Sylvia-Mrs. Austin Bauer) and one brother (John) predeceased her. Services were held at the funeral home in New Dundee, and at the Blenheim Church, July 6, in charge of Moses Baer and Manasseh Hallman. Text: James 4:14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 18 - July 29, 1947, page 383 
Susannah Bingeman
 
3232 Susannah Bingeman, "was born October 19th, 1811, and was married to Rudolph Detweiler who was born August 9th, 1807, and died December 15th, 1889. She died April 5th, 1892. They resided on a farm near Bloomingdale, Ontario, where they raised a family of fourteen children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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DETWEILER.--On the 5th of April 1892, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Susanna, widow of the late Rudolph Detweiler, aged 80 years, 5 months and 17 days. She was the daughter of John Bingeman, and was born in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., on the 19th of October 1811. Married Rudolph Detweiler on the 8th of July 1832, in Waterloo Co., Ont. Lived in matrimony 57 years and 6 months. Her descendants are 14 children, 65 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She had been suffering of dropsy for about 12 years. She was buried at Snyder's meeting house on the 7th, where funeral services were held by Abm. Martin, Paul Martin and Daniel Brubacher. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and we trust our loss is her eternal gain.2a

2aHerald Of Truth , Vol. XXIX, No. 9, May 1, 1892, page 141, 142, 143 
Susannah Bingeman
 
3233 Mrs. Vera Barnes

New Hamburg - Mrs. Vera Barnes, 57, formerly of New Hamburg, died Wednesday in St. Peter's Infirmary, Hamilton, where she had been for the past two years. Born in New Hamburg, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John E. Bingeman. She was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethern Church, Women's Society for World Service and New Hamburg Women's Institute. Her husband, Harry, died in 1951. Surviving are six brothers, Harold and Stanley, both of Woodstock, Lloyd of Buffalo, Nyle of Toronto, and Pearlous and Jack, both of St. Thomas; and two sisters, Mrs. Homer (Marion) Watson of Moncton, N. B., and Mrs. Wilson (Edith) Dunlop of Dundas. The body is at the Futher Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg, until Saturday noon. Service will be conducted at Zion EUB Church at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. F. Paul Erb. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, December 7, 1961 
Vera Bingeman
 
3234 Veronica Bingeman," was born in 1856. She is married to Moses B. Shantz. They reside in the city of Rochester, New York, where he is engaged in the manufacture of buttons. Their family consists of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Veronica Bingeman
 
3235 Veronica C. Bingeman," the only daughter of John and Elizabeth (Clemens) Bingeman, was born July 7th, 1878. She is home with her father."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Veronica Clemens "Fanny" Bingeman
 
3236 Mrs. Wilfred Fenton

GALT. A private funeral service was held Monday, at Little's Funeral Home, for Mrs. Elsie Amy Fenton, 306 Main St. E., who died Friday, at her residence. She was 82. Mrs. Fenton was the former, Elsie Amy Dinger. She was born in Croydon, England and came to Canada, in 1905. She had resided in Galt, since 1931. She formerly lived in Kitchener. She was a member of the Anglican Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred J., in 1951. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Stackhouse of Galt and Hilda E. Fenton of Dunnville; two brothers, Arthur and Theodore Dinger and one sister, Mrs. William (Grace) Archer, all of Toronto; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Interment was in Trinity cemetery.

Waterloo Record 29 Jun 1971 pg 26 
Elsie Amy Binger
 
3237 DR. GEORGE SHELDON BINGHAM died on April 6th, in Hamilton, in has seventy-first year. He was a native of Kitchener, the son of Dr. G. W. Bingham and Mary H. Bingham. He graduated in 1881, from Victoria University, practised first in Waterloo, and for the last forty years in Hamilton.1a

1aThe Canadian Medical Journal 1922 June; 12(6): 441

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BINGHAM, GEORGE SHELDON was born in Berlin on December 11, 1857, the son of Dr. G. W. and Mrs. Mary H. Bingham. He obtained his early education locally, and graduated in medicine from Victoria University in 1881.

He commenced practice in Waterloo and remained there until the next year when he moved to Hamilton. He became one of the best known practitioners in that city.

He died on April 6, 1922, and was survived by his widow, one son, and by his father, Dr. G. W. Bingham.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. George Sheldon Bingham
 
3238 Bingham, G. W., M.D. Is a native of Canada. Born, 1831. Moved here, 1857.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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BINGHAM, GEORGE WASHINGTON was introduced to the Berlin community by a card in Der Deutsche Canadier of October 5, 1854. According to the Canada Gazette his licence was not granted until November 22, 1856, but apart from this there is no information regarding his antecedents or education.

On April 8, 1859 the Berlin Telegraph reported that he had been entertained at a supper at Mr. Weaver's Hotel "Queen's Arms" as he was about to move to Burford. This may have been his intention, but he accepted instead a partnership with Dr. Wm. Bell of Ayr, where he remained for about fifteen years.

On April 29, 1874 the Dumfries Reformer copied an item from the Waterloo Chronicle:

"We understand that Dr. Bingham of Ayr, is about to become a resident of our village, indeed would have been such before this time, had the scarcity of house accommodation not retarded the fulfillment of his design. He has entered into partnership with Dr. Walden, whose practice has become so extensive as to be burdensome. We understand that Dr, Bingham stands high in his profession, and will make a worthy coadjutor of our old friend Dr. Walden. .."

About the only reference in his Ayr days is in the 1871 census report which gives his age as 41 years, his wife's name as Mary, and lists six children.

In 1896 the Weekly Record of April 30 made him the subject of an article:

Dr. Bingham, Waterloo, well known litterateur, is engaged preparing a sketch of the work and life of Homer Watson, jointly for the Commercial Travellers Magazine of New York, and the Canadian Magazine. The article will be illustrated with views of some of Mr. Watson's famous landscapes. The Doctor, of all persons, will be able to do Mr. Watson justice, since they have been lifelong friends, and he has a highly cultivated knowledge of art and artists, as well as being one of the foremost literary men in the province.


A further reference on September 24th gives the title of this sketch as "A Canadian Landscapist", and indicates that it was also published in the September issue of the Home Magazine. Other than these items there is little reference or information concerning what must have been a lengthy career. After he retired, date unknown, he went to live in Hamilton with his son G. S. Bingham, surviving him by only a few months. His death occurred at the residence of his daughter Mrs. Carl Kranz at 83 South Queen Street on June 17, 1922. He was at this time in his 94th year.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. George Washington Bingham
 
3239 Jacob Binkle - The death took place very suddenly on Friday night last of Mr. Jacob Binkle, a well-known and esteemed resident of New Hamburg. Mr. Binkle was stricken with paralysis early on Friday morning and another stroke on Friday night hastened his end. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Binkle and was born in Wilmot on June 3rd, 1863. He farmed for many years on a farm two miles east of the village on Bleam's Road, but for the past ten years had resided in New Hamburg. He was twice married. His first wife died about 25 years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, who before their marriage was Nancy Spreeman, besides three sons, Leslie, Philip and Clayton of New Hamburg, and one daughter (Violet) Mrs. Sheels of Kitchener. One son, Leroy, predeceased him about 18 years ago. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Isaac Christner, Mrs. George Cousins and Mrs. Peter Staple, all of New Hamburg. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from his late home to the Baptist Church and Riverside Cemetery, and was largely attended. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.1a

1aNew Hamburg Independent Jun 18 1926 pg 1 
Jacob Binkle
 
3240 BINKLE, Kenneth M. -- Suddenly, at K-W Hospital, on Tuesday, April 5, 1983, Kenneth Martin Binkle, age 55 years, of Bridge St. E., Kitchener. Mr. Binkle was a truck driver with Inter-City Truck Lines (Canada) Inc. for 35 years. Dear son of Mrs. Louise Merkeley of Kitchener; beloved husband of the former Elizabeth (Betty) Schedewitz; dear father of Charles and his wife Tammy of Vancouver, B.C. and Bonnie E. Osment of Kitchener; brother of Ted and Robert of Kitchener; Marge (Mrs. Howard Johnson) of New Hamburg; grandfather of David and Janice Osement and Mathew Binkle. Predeceased by his father, Martin Binkle in 1962. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz Bechtel Chapel on Friday at 1 p.m., with Father Fabian Ayers, CR, officiating. Interment Bridgeport Memorial cemetery. 1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Apr 1983 
Kenneth M. Binkle
 
3241 CRESS, Mrs. Harold

On Thursday, July 14, 1977, at the K-W Hospital, Olga Binkley, beloved wife of Harold Cress, of 164 King St., St. Jacobs, in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Binkley; dear mother of Mrs. Helen MacPherson, Wilbert and Vernal, all of St. Jacobs; sister of Mrs. George (Mathilda) Buchanan of Hanover, Mrs. Irvin (Lucy) Aldridge of St. Marys, Mrs. Peter (Serena) Christenson of Kitchener, Enoch Binkley of Kitchener. Seven grandchildren afso survive. Three brothers, two sisters and one son, Lloyd, predeceased her. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. South, Elmira, after 7 p.m., today until Sunday noon, when removal will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, St Jacobs, for funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment St. James Lutheran cemetery, St. Jacobs.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Jul 1977 pg 27 
Olga Bertha Binkle
 
3242 Henry Binkley Dundas, Ontario

In the region of country stretching around and above the City of Hamilton and Burlington Bay, there are still to be found many descendants of the Binkley family, who were among the early settlers of that district. Of these, probably there is not one remaining who is better or more favourably known than the gentleman whose name appears at the head of this sketch. Henry Binkley was born in Ancaster township, October 27th, 1825, his parents being William and Barbara (Baringer) Binkley, both natives of Pennsylvania.

The former came to Canada with his father in 1800. The old man joined the late Edward Peer in the purchase of a tract of 900 acres of land, two-thirds of which became the property of the former, and on a portion of which, close to the town of Dundas, his descendants still live. The late William Binkley had a family and ten children - five boys and five girls - of whom two boys and four girls are still living. As a youth, Henry Binkley received for a time such schooling as was available in the country districts in those days, and at an early age he had to take his share of work on the farm.

On his reaching his majority, he agreed with his father to work the farm on shares, and this arrangement he continued for several years, when he purchased 200 acres of it for $5,000. This he augmented on the death of his father, in April, 1852, by purchasing the family homestead and outbuildings for $3,350, by which he became possessor of 117 acres of excellent land, which he has since retained. While engaged in agricultural pursuits he was always industrious and thrifty, and thus he reaped merited success. But while giving the requisite amount of attention to his private affairs, he, for a number of years, took a hearty interest in public matters. He was elected a councillor in his native township in 1859, as well as in the following two years. He also served in that capacity during 1875 and 1876, besides filling the position of deputy reeve, doing good service for his constituents.

He has also been a justice of the peace for many years, and has frequently served on the bench in Dundas and other places. In politics he is, like his ancestors, a staunch Reformer, and fought strongly against the old family compact, though, at the time of the rebellion of 1837, his brothers were out with the militia on the loyalist side. This was different from 1812, as Mr. Binkley humorously remarks, when his father and two uncles, John & George Binkley, were confined in the guard house at Niagara for six weeks because they refused to take the oath of allegiance to Great Britain.

In religion, Mr. Binkley is a Presbyterian, and is connected with the church of that denomination in Dundas, though brought up Methodist. On March 15th, 1849, he married Marilla, daughter of the late Lewis Smith of Glanford, and has had issue ten children, of whom three boys and two girls are still living. These are Hiram, the eldest, who lives at the homestead; Lewis H., who married a daughter of Mr. Henry McNally, of Waterloo township; Martha M. (Mrs. Geo. Smoke, of Hamilton); Phoebe L. (Mrs. Frank Lennard, of Dundas); and James, who resides at home. In closing this notice, a brief reference may be made to Mr. Hiram Binkley, who has from early youth been an able assistant to his father. He now owns and works the farm of 145 acres, operating extensively in market gardening and dealing in produce on a large scale. He also engages extensively in the real estate business, and with signal success in every transaction. Like his father, he is also well known as an honourable and upright man, with excellent prospects for the future.1a

1aProminent Men of Canada, Hamilton and Environs 1886 
Lewis Henry Binkley
 
3243 BINKLEY, Theophiel George - At the K-W Hospital on Friday, October 29, formerly of 423 Highland Park (Preston), Cambridge, in his 79th year. Husband of the late Beatrice Litt, dear father of Gerald of Waterloo; dear brother of Enoch of Kitchener, Mathilda (Mrs. George Buchanan) of Hanover; Lucy (Mrs. Irvin Aldrich), St. Mary's; Serena (Mrs. Peter Christianson) of Kitchener; Olga (Mrs. Harol Cress) of St. Jacobs. A son Kari, sister Kate, brother William predeceased. Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. Resting at Little's Funeral Home, 29 Grand Ave. North, Cambridge(Galt), Sunday afternoon and evening. Funeral and committal services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cambridge (Galt) on Monday, November 1, 3:30 p.m. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Oct 1976 
Theophiel George Binkley
 
3244 1871 - Thomas Binnie is staying with William S. Elliott. Thomas Binnie
 
3245 F. George Binning - F. George Binning, 64, of 202 Stanley Drive, Waterloo, died today in Hamilton after a long illness. Born in Waterloo, he was a son of the late George Binning and Mrs. Frances Binning, Waterloo. He had lived in Waterloo all his life and was a member of the Church of the Holy Saviour in Waterloo. Surviving besides his mother are two brothers, Roy, St. Catharines and Arthur, Waterloo. The body is at the Edward R. Good funeral Home where the service will be held Friday at 2 pm, Rev. Denton Massey will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
F. George Binning
 
3246 Binning, G. [George; regimental number: 751583] (no attestation attached in database)1a

1aBrook Skelton, Military Honour Rolls and Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo Kin, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genelogical Society 2007 *bracketed information from the WW1 Attestation Papers 
George Binning
 
3247 George Binning, 81, of 63 Menno St., Waterloo, died Sunday, at K-W Hospital, after a short illness. Born in England in 1872, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Binning, he came to Canada in 1888. He married the former Frances Tucker, who still survives. Mr. Binningwas a member of Holy Saviour Church, Waterloo and Waterloo Masonic Lodge, AF and AM No. 539. Surviving besides his wife are, three sons, George and Arthur, of Waterloo; H. Roy, of Merritton; one brother, Harry, of Vancouver; one sister, Mrs. John Harris, England; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral will be held Wednesday, at 3 p.m., at Holy Saviour Church, Waterloo, with Rev. E. I. Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. A masonic service with regalia, will be held Tuesday, at 8:30 p,m. The body is resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo.

Kitchener Waterloo Record 7 Dec 1953 pg 7 
George Binning
 
3248 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Christopher Birch
 
3249 Edward is a lodger in the hotel of Samuel Dopp Edwin Birch
 
3250 Birch, John Private. He lived in Hespeler and enlisted with the 153rd Battalion, in the winter of 1916. He was transferred to another battalion when he got to France. He was killed in the fall of 1918 before the signing of the Armistice. He was one of the boys of the Coombe Home in Hespeler.

Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One 
Private John Birch
 
3251 Jacob Bird
Mr. Jacob Bird, who has been an esteemed resident of Elmira for the past fifteen years and who previous to that time lived in Woolwich Township on the farm which is at present occupied by his son. In March, 1880, he was united in marriage to Mary Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Bird were residing on the farm until fifteen years ago when they moved to Elmira and have since lived retired. His only son, Mr. Samuel Bird, continued to occupy the farm and where he still resides. Besides his widow and son, one sister, Mrs. William Stickney, of Guelph, survives. The late Mr. Bird has been ailing for some months and never fully recovered from the shock of a fall he received last Easter at his home, pneumonia being the direct cause of death. The funeral will take place from his late home on Arthur Street North on Saturday August 23, at 2 p.m. (standard time), to Zion Evangelical church, for service and interment will take place in the Elmira cemetery, Rev. E. D. Becker will conduct the funeral services.1a

1aElmira Signet, August 21, 1930 
Jacob Bird
 
3252 BIRD, Michael S. - Suddenly, on Monday, October 27, 2003, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, age 62 years. Beloved husband of Susan Hyde and loving father of Sarah Bird, Tom Bird and Kristen McGovern. Beloved father-in-law of Catherine Bird and Dan McGovern. Loving grandfather of Ryan and Merisa. Visitation on Friday, October 31 from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. , Waterloo. A Celebration of Michael's life will be on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St. E. , Waterloo at 1 p. m. Further details will be announced in Friday's edition of the Record or may be obtained by calling the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. , Waterloo at 745-8445 or www. edwardrgood. com 1a

1aThe Record 27 Oct 2003 
Michael S. Bird
 
3253 Samuel M. Bird

Samuel M. Bird, 85 of 93 Seagram Drive, Waterloo, formerly of Elmira, died Wednesday at K-W Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in North Woolwich Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob. Mr. Bird farmed on the homestead in North Woolwich Township until 1946 when he and his wife retired to Elmira. For the past year he lived at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nelson (Norma) Gerth. He was a member of the North Woolwich Evangelical Church.

Surviving besides his wife, the former Laura Beisel, are a son, Donald, Waterloo; two daughters, Mrs. Gerth and Mrs. C. W. Ramona McWatt, Glencoe; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters. The body will be at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, until noon Friday when removal will be made to Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church for service at 2 p.m. Rev. M. E. Reuber will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmira Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Nov 1966 
Samuel M. Bird
 
3254 GANDOL, Wendy Ann May 21, 1951 - November 24, 2006
With broken hearts Wendy's family is sad to announce her passing at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, ON on Friday Nov. 24, 2006, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She will be sadly missed by her devoted husband Juan and adoring sons, Jesse and Corey, her loving mother, Joan Bird and predeceased by her father and brothers, Hector Bird, Billy Bird and Ted Poulton. Wendy will also be greatly missed by her endearing, devoted extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street, E, Allison on Wednesday Nov. 29, 2006 from 2+4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at St. John's United Church, 56 Victoria Street, E. Alliston on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket (Cancer Centre) would be appreciated.
Wendy's encouraging spirit and love of life will not be forgotten. 
Wendy Ann Bird
 
3255 Died in Galt Hospital, on Thursday, June 22, 1916 Helen Margaret Birley in her 19th year. The Funeral will take place from the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Birley, Lot 23, Con 7 North Dumfries, on Monday, June 26, at 2. 30 p. m., to Paris Plains Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
Helen Margaret Birley
 
3256 SOBOL, Jacqueline (Jackie) Lois

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, April 1, 1981, Jacqueline (Jackie) Lois Birley, of 644 Grand Valley Drive, Cambridge, in her 49th year. Mrs Sobol was a resident of Cambridge, since 1953. She worked as a medical secretary at the Preston Medical Centre and was a member of the Association of Medical Secretaries. A member of St Paul's United Church, Cambridge (P) . She had been active in the choir and The Couples Club. Beloved wife of William Sobol of Cambridge; dear sister of Allan Birley of Rochester, Mich. and Richard Birley of Fort Erie; niece of Mrs. Bessie Belyea and Alex and Katie McPherson of Anthemtburg. Also sur-vived by cousins, Glenn Be-ly-ea of Amherstburg, Viola Otto of Brantford and Isabelle Tombleson and Lloyd and Margaret Smart, all of Paris, Ont. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at St Paul's United Church, King Street, Cambridge (P), on Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m., Rev. Larry Wiegand officiating.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Apr 1981 pg 31 
Jacqueline Lois "Jackie" Birley
 
3257 I found four baptisms and one marriage for 'Birmingham' and one of the baptisms was for my great grandmother and the church recorded that she was the illegitimate daughter of Haris Sanburn and Carolina Babhack (Babcock), baptised at age 3 after her mother married William Birmingham. I haven't figured out the Latin but there's something about her being accepted into the family, which probably means 'adopted'. Now I know this Haris/Harris Sanburn/Sonburn/Saunburn is real and not some fiction. I found no other references to Harris elsewhere in the parish records.1a

1a Email from Bruce Uttley 2008 explaining his visit to St. Jerome's College to see the St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church records. 
Mary Ann Maud Delena Birmingham
 
3258 Crosshill - The village was thrown into sadness and mourning by the untimely death of William, son of Mr. Patrick Birmingham, on Thursday last, in his seventeenth year, after only a week's illness from fever. The young man was well known and popular with all. The funeral occurred on Saturday at Rush's cemetery. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family in their great sorrow. The crops in this section are looking excellent. Our football team declined playing in Linwood last Friday on account of the death of their young friend, Will Birmingham.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, April 30, 1901 
William Birmingham
 
3259 BIRSS, Thomas Kenneth BASc, PEng - At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, in his 83rd year. Born in Galt, he was the beloved husband of the late Dorothea (Dodie) nee Dilly from 1946 to 1983 and in recent years to Maxine Nelson from 1986. Dear father of Tom, Ken, Alison, Nora Detlor and Bill and grand-father to 14 grandchildren. His extended family included Maxine's children, namely John, Virginia Pearce and Meredith Harron and he was step-father to six more grandchildren. His brother, Bill Birss predeceased him in 1998. Ken was a retired employee of Sheldon Engineering Ltd., having served 41 years from 1945-1986 in sales offices in Galt, London, Toronto, Montreal and finally in head office Cambridge as Company President and CEO. Ken was a long term member of many organizations, First United Church, the Galt Country Club (curling and golf), the Probus Club (inaugural member and archivist), the Cambridge Memorial. Hospital Board, the Association of Professional Engineers of both Ontario and-Quebec and the Grand Valley Group of Engineers. He was an honorary life member of two organizations namely, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers as well as the Canadian Professional Sales Association. He also served for several years on the Archives Board of the City of Cambridge. A memorial service will be conducted at First United Church, Wellington St., Cambridge on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 at 2 p.m., Rev. Robert Merritt officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home, Cambridge, 621-1650 (www.funeralscanada.com) As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. Thomas Kenneth Birss
 
3260 Mrs. Alexander StarrPRESTON, Mrs. Alexander (Catherine) Starr, 90, one of Preston's oldest residents, died yesterday, in hospitalat London, where she had been confined for the past month. Mrs. Starr was well-known in the community, having resided here for 55 years. Born in St. Agatha, July 19, 1863, Mrs. Starr, nee Catherine Bisch, was married to the late Alexander Starr at Macton, Ont., in 1878. He predeceased her in 1951. A member of St. Clement's RC Church, she was also a member of the Catholic Women's League and the Altar Society. Surviving are two sons, John of Preston and Harold of Seaford, Delaware; two daughters, Mrs. J. (Ellen) Brown of Preston and Mrs. J. (Annie) Groh, of Toronto; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Runstedler, Hespeler; Mrs. John Paul of Toronto and Mrs. Jean Wagatha of Guelph. Seventeen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, also survive. Two sons, Wyman and Edward and a brother, Jacob, predeceased her. Thebody will rest at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home, until Tuesday, at 8:30 a.m., when removal will be made to St. Clements church, for requiem mass, at 9 o'clock. Interment, will be in St. Clement's cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Feb 1954 pg 7 
Catherine Bisch
 
3261 Mrs. Louis Runstedtler HESPELER, Mrs. Louis Runstedtler, 91, of 38 Forbes St., died at her home, Sunday, after a five-year illness. She had been seriously ill for two months. The daughter of the late John Bisch and Catherine Schneider, she was born in Linwood, but had lived in Hespeler for more than 60 years. She married her late husband, at Macton, in 1884. She was a member of St. Mary of the Visitation Church, in Hespeler and an honorary life member of the church's altar society. She is survived by two sons, Joseph, at home and Bernard J. of Wingham: five daughters. Sister Superior Emmanuella of St Joseph's Convent, Milton, Mrs. George (Emma) Lindsay of Goderich, Mrs. Florence Harvey of Galt, Anna and Loretto, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Wagatha of Guelph and Mrs. Louise Paul of Lorne Park. There are nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at her home, where prayers will be said tonight, at 8 p.m., by members of the Altar Society and the Holy Name Society. Requiem high mass will be conducted at 9 a.m., at St. Mary's Church, by Rev. D. D Simpson of Hespeler. Burial will be in Hespeler RC Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Jan 1958 pg 5 
Christina Bisch
 
3262 Bisch, Douglas J. - On Saturday, August 21, 1999, at his home, Douglas J. Bisch, age 55 years, of Elmira. Loving husband of Margaret (Drexler) Bisch. Dear father of Robin [Bisch] and Michelle of British Columbia, Trevor of Kitchener and Chad of Elmira; grandfather of Brandon. Beloved son of Florabel Bisch of Elmira and the late Carl Bisch. Brother of Larry and Sandra of Dunrobin, Brian and Debbie of Hanover, Karol and Kim Floto of Elmira. Doug will also be missed by Milo. At Doug's request, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial mass will be held from St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, Flamingo Drive, Elmira, on Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 11 a.m. with Father George Nowak CR officiating. In his memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated, as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 24 Aug 1999 
Douglas J. Bisch
 
3263 AMLINGER, Mrs. Norman (Elvira) - At St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Thursday, February 9, 1978, age 81 years, Elvira Bisch, formerly of 87 Church St., Kitchener, a member of St. Joseph's RC Church and the Catholic Women's League of the church. Daughter of the late Jacob Bisch and Mary Eisenmenger; wife of the late Norman Amlinger. Surviving are three sons, Carl Bisch of Elmira, Gerald Amlinger and Eugene Amlinger, both of Kitchener; one daughter, Bernice (Mrs. John McKenna) of Windsor; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Cassell of Elmira, Mrs. Mary Norman and Mrs. Annie Schlieman, both of Kitchener; also survived by 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one son, Jerome and one brother, Jack. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener. Parish prayers Friday at 7:45 pm. Prayers were offered at the funeral home on Saturday, February 11, at 10:30 am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's RC Church at 11 am, Rev. H.B. Smith officiating. Interment followed in Woodland Cemetery.

Elmira Signet Feb 15 1978 pg 31 
Elvira Catherine Bisch
 
3264 Maria is probably sister to Philip who lived with her in Waterloo Township in 1851. Maria Bischy
 
3265 Fred Bish

Fred, son of Mr. William Bish, of Waterloo, had an accident on Heplop's farm near Strassburg. The young man wanted to ride on a hay-wagon from one field to another, but fell underneath it, when the machine struck a post. He was kicked in the abdomen by a horse and was so severely injured that he died on Sunday.1a

1aThe Berliner Journal 13 Aug 1903 
Frederick A. Bish
 
3266 Bish, Henry Godfrey Private. Enlisted April 7, 1915 with the 53rd Infantry Battalion. Transferred to Machine Gun Battery, 14th Battalion, Royal Montreal Regiment. Methodist. Born November 28, 1888 at Waterloo and educated at Waterloo Central School and at Kitchener Business College. Father, Mr. William Bish, lives on Herbert St., Waterloo, Ontario. He was killed in action Sept. 26, 1916, during a successful attack on Regina Trench. He served one year and five months in France and Belgium. Herbert Starnaman, 54 Braun St., Kitchener.

Bish, Henry Godfrey: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 10 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2824696/data?n=1 
Private Henry Godfrey Bish
 
3267 McCANN, Drusilla Laura

Peacefully, on Monday. Nov. 24, 1997, at her residence, Hilltop Manor, Cambridge, Drusilla Bishop, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late John W. McCann (September 1992). Loving mother of Bernard McCann and his wife Marjorie of Cambridge; cherished grandmother of Wendy and her husband James Long of Woodstock and Marsha and her husband Michael Beaver of Milton. Sadly missed by three great-grandchildren, Tara. Eric and Kristen Beaver of Milton. Mrs. McCann was born in England and came to Cambridge in 1904. She has the longest membership in St. John's Anglican Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will he conducted by Canon David Bowyer on Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997 at 11 a.m. at Saint John's Anglican Church. 567 Queenston Road, Cambridge. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 26 Nov 1997 pg B4 
Drusilla Laura "Druie" Bishop
 
3268 BISHOP, Emmerson Eugene - Peacefully, at his residence at Trinity Village Nursing Home on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, 96 years of age. Emmerson Bishop, dear brother of Lou Hoy and her husband Carson of Manitowadge, Ontario. Uncle of Paul Bishop (Heidi), Donald Bishop, Frederick John Bishop (Audrey), Bill Bishop and Terry McAllister. Emmerson will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Rose Bishop, also predeceased by his siblings, Chrissie Gloyn (Don), Wilfred Bishop (Julie), Madeleine Wiles (Ray), Russell Bishop (Madeline) and one niece, Ruth McAllister. Emmerson was a veteran of the Second World War. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home & Chapel, 51 Benton at Church Street, Kitchener today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Mark Lewis of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment on Monday at Maitland Cemetery Goderich. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be emailed to the family by visiting www. schreitersandrockfuneralhome.com1a

1aThe Record 25 May 2006  
Emmerson Eugene Bishop
 
3269 1851 - Samuel Bishop is in same household as Thomas McBean. Samuel Bishop
 
3270 It is the intention of Mrs. Jas. G. Watson to give up house keeping and she intends disposing of her household effects by auction sale on Saturday, Nov. 6th. Mrs. Watson expects to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Hamilton, Toronto.1a

1aThe Ayr News, Ayr, Ont., Thursday, Oct. 28, 1915

__________________________-

ANOTHER OLD RESIDENT GONE
Mrs. James G. Watson Crosses the River of Death


One by one the old residents of this section are silently passing over the Jordan "to that bourne from whence no traveller e'er returns." This week it is our sorrowful duty to add the name of Mrs. James G. Watson to the list of those who have "gone before", who having passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, June 24, after a short illness, deeply regretted by her family and a wide circle of acquaintances. Mrs. Watson was a pioneer, having been born in the township of North Dumfries in 1840, nearly 84 years ago, when the country was comparatively new and the struggle was not as easy as it is to-day. Her maiden name was Sarah Elizabeth Bishop. In 1867, she was united in marriage with the late James Gibb Watson, just after his return from participating in the American Civil War. All deceased's life was spent in and about Ayr, except for a period of about 12 years in New York State. Since her husband's death a few years ago she spent her time with different members of the family-at the Coast, Manitoba and Ontario. In religion she adhered to the Presbyterian Church. Essentially a home body, she devoted particular attention to her household duties and the interests of her family. The sons and daughters who survive are: Archie G., Ayr: William, Vancouver, B.C.: Mrs. George Hamilton, Toronto: Mrs. R. Harmer, Princeton, and Mrs. E.S. Strachan, Ayr. The funeral took place on Tuesday to the Ayr cemetery; Rev. J.J. Brown officiating, assisted by Rev. Dr. Thomson and Rev. Pallbearers--Walter and John Ferguson, Howard Cant, Jno A. Manson, A.E. and Jno. W. Watson.2a

2a
The Ayr News, Ayr, Ont., Thursday June 28, 1923

________________________
Died In Ayr, Ontario, on Sunday, June 24th, 1923, at 5 o'clock p.m. Sarah Elizabeth Bishop Widow of the late James Gibb Watson In her 84th year. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of her son, Archie G. Watson, corner Bruce and Walter Streets, on Tuesday, June 26, at 3 o'clock p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection ?photocopies  
Sarah Elizabeth Bishop
 
3271 Staying with Charles & Susanna German. Bishwiller
 
3272 Hesson is a little country village in the northeast corner of the Township of Mornington, Perth County, about a mile west of Wellesley Township on a cross road.
Mr. George Stemmler and wife from Rottenburg, Wuertemberg, came here in the 40's to hew a home out of the forest for themselves. In 1847 Mr. Andrew Bissinger joined them. Gradually many other followed from various sections, mostly Germans.
As soon as St. Clement's received a resident priest, the Rev. Columban Messner, O.C., in 1852, these settlers attached themselves to that parish in as far a distance and bad roads allowed. But before that time the Jesuit Fathers of St. Agatha and of New German and Guelph called here occasionally. The colonists were in the habit of assembling in one of the settlers houses for lay services on Sundays and holidays. This pious practice they kept up when they had no priest until they obtained a resident pastor.1a

1aThe Catholic Church in Waterloo County Book 1 
Andrew Bissinger
 
3273 Possibly from family story telling it could be Rosina Margarete Gross born in Saxony,Germany April 28, 1860. She was my great-great grandmother. She died on June 13, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan. Her last name is spelled in German as Groß (the ß is pronounced as an "S"). This is information passed down through my grandmother who lived with her after her mother died.1a

1aJoDee email 2015 
Rosina Margaret Bitdorf
 
3274 Lived with Mrs. Michael (Lydia) Jantzi William Bitehstin
 
3275 1871 - Magdalena Bitman is staying with George Specht. Magdalena Bitman
 
3276 Elmira --Mrs. Louis Kieffer, 85 of Elmira, formerly of Maryhill, who died Friday at Elmira Private Hospital, was born near Bloomingdale. The former Abbie Bitschy, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bitschy. She was a member of St. Theresa's RC Church, Elmira, and the Catholic Women's League. Her husband predeceased her in 1951. Surviving are two sons, Vincent of Guelph and William of Kitchener; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Drexler of Elmira; one brother, Valentine Beechey of Kitchener; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister predeceased her. The body will be at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira until Monday morning when prayers will be said at 9:15 a.m. Removal will be made to St. Boniface RC Church, Maryhill for requiem high mass at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. V. J. Pickett will officiate. The rosary will be recited at the funeral parlor Sunday at 8 p.m.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, Saturday, July 17, 1965 
Apollonia Bitschey
 
3277 A-1-141 Erasmus Beitshy Probate of the Will of Erasmus Beitshy of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, deceased, on the petition of Jacob Bitschy and Isaac Martin, both of the Township of Waterloo aforesaid, Yeomen, the Executors named in said Will…

I, Erasmus Beitschy…I will and order that all my just debts, funeral testamentary and all other expenses be paid by my Executors herein after name out of my estate so soon after my decease as possible. I will and order that my wife Rosalia, carry on the farm until the oldest son comes of age, but if she should see fit at any time to give up the farm then I will and order that my Executors shall let the farm to be worked on shares until the oldest son comes of age and that some of my friends or my wife's friends shall have the first chance to work the farm on shares if any wishes to do so, if not to any whom my executors see fit. I Will and order that if my wife Rosalia gives up farming, then I Will and Order that my Executors shall sell all my personal property with the exception of one horse and harness, a light wagon, two cows, our beauro[sic] three beds and bedsteads, one stove and pipe, one table, six chairs, one coboard[sic], One sink dishes and all wearing apparel and two pigs all of which I bequeath to my wife Rosalia as long as she remains my widow - and no longer, further I will and order that my Executors do build a House conveniently to the Barn for my wife Rosalie to live in and likewise the Orchart [sic] for her own use as long as she remains my widow. I will and order that my wife shall have the yearly income of the farm for herself and children until the eldest son comes of age providing she remains my widow. I will and order that my wife Rosalia shall have one third of the income paid to her yearly from the time the oldest son comes of age, during her natural life, providing she remains my widow. I will and order that my homestead farm lot No. 102, German Company Tract, Upper Block, in the Township of Waterloo aforesaid, I give devise and bequeath unto my sons John and Joseph Samuel Beitshy and to their heirs forever to be equal divided between my two sons namely John and Joseph Samuel and for the same I will and order that my said sons John and Joseph Samuel or their heirs shall pay unto my Executors for the benefit of my two daughters, namely Catharine & Magdalane or their heirs the sum of one thousand dollars to be equally divided between my two daughters, namely Catharine and Magdalane or their heirs. I will and order that my Executors pay to my daughter Catharine or her heirs the sum of five hundred dollars when the eldest son comes of age and I will and order that my Executors pay to my daughter Magdalane or her heirs, the sum of five hundred dollars when she comes of age, further I will and order that if any of the mentioned heirs should die without heirs then his or her portion shall be equally divided among the surviving heirs and as for the rest of my personal property, if there should be any when my oldest son comes of age shall be equally divided amongst my heirs and lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my brother Jacob Beitshy and my friend Isaac Martin Executors of this my Last Will and Testament….

Witnessed by John W. Martin and Mathias Sutter
Will dated 8th June 1857
Proved 23rd July 1857
Died 11 June 1857
Inventory £252/5-1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber 
Erasmus Bitschy
 
3278 from Ancestry.com 2010 Wendel G. Bitschy
 
3279 Kate Melrose Bittmann
 
3280 SCHULTZ, Mrs. Otto A.

In Cambridge, on Tuesday, September 28, 1976, Rose Bittmann, beloved wife of the late Otto A. Schultz, of 206 Highland Park, Cambridge (Preston). Dear mother of Alfred H. and Dorothea B. of Cambridge. Private funeral service was conducted Wednesday, September 29 from the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston). Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Sep 1976 pg 31 
Rosina Emelia "Rose" Bittmann
 
3281 Living with his grandparents John and Sarah Hammacher. Jacob Bittner
 
3282 Bittorf, John C. - On Friday, Sept. 29, 1972, at his residence, 52 Ann St., Elmira, age 54 years; beloved husband of Reta Goodwin; father of John of Weyburn, Sask., Mrs. William (Norma) Hayman of London, Elaine of Waterloo; son of Mrs. Theodore Bittorf of Elora and the late George Bittorf; brother of Mrs. Quentin Hallman (Pearl) of New Dundee, William and Elmer of Elora; one grandson also survives. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, after 7 pm today. Service in the chapel on Monday, Oct. 2 at 2:30. Burial in the Elmira Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 469 will conduct a service in the chapel at 7 pm. Donations to a children's charity would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
John Cecil Bittorf
 
3283 At St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, September 6, 1976, after a brief illness, Pearl Victoria Bittorf (Cudney), of Route 1, New Dundee, aged 65 years. Mrs. Hallman was born in Arthur, Ont., a daughter of the late George Bittorf and Mrs. Dora Bittorf, now a resident of Elora. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Quentin B. Hallman, her sons, Daniel Cudney of Elora, Richard Cudney at home; Marlyn Hallman of Cambridge and Beverley Hallman of Ottawa, and a daughter Althea (Mrs. Kenneth Miller) of Elora; brothers Wallace Bittorf of Oshawa, William of Elora, Henry of Acton, Elmer of Mount Forest and Douglas Bittorf of Vancouver, B.C.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by her husband, Frederick Cudney in 1953; by sons, John Cudney and Ian Hallman; by sisters, Mary Bittorf and Mrs. Elsie Eveleigh and by brothers George and John. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener after 7 p.m. tonight until 11 a.m. on Thursday, when removal will be made to the United Brethren in Christ Church, New Dundee, for the service at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Luke Rienstra and Rev. A. Ward Woolner officiating. Interment in the Union cemetery, New Dundee. Pearl Bittorf
 
3284 PROMINENT BARRISTER PASSES AWAY

A. L. Bitzer Died Suddenly at His Home in Kitchener.
Funeral Largely Attended.

Twin-City friends learned with sincere regret of the passing of a prominent Kitchener barrister, Mr. Arno L. Bitzer, who died suddenly at his home early Sunday morning five hours after retiring. Death was due to heart trouble. He was in his 51st year. He enjoyed usual health and the day before his death mowed the lawn and in the evening enjoyed a social evening with friends at his home. At two o'clock in the morning he became ill and two hours later was dead. The doctor who was at Mr. Bitzer's bedside before he passed away attributed death to a blood clot. The late Mr. Bitzer for many years took an active interest in civic affairs, church and politics. He was the efficient treasurer for twenty-three years for both the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Seminary and Waterloo College, and was secretary of the North Waterloo Liberal Association for a long term of years. He was particularly interested in New Canadians and helped scores of German immigrants. He was largely instrumental in the reorganization of the Old German Club. Born in Kitchener, April 6th, 1883, a son of the late Conrad Bitzer, he attended the public and collegiate schools and entered the School of Law, Toronto University, graduating in 1906, following which he took over the law practice of his father. He was married to Miss Huehnergard, who survives along with his mother, three brothers, A. M, Bitzer of Toronto, M. A. Bitzer, Johnson City, Tenn., and W. L. Bitzer of Kitchener, and one sister, Miss Irmgard Bitzer, of Kitchener. Hundreds of relatives and friends and business associates attended the funeral held on Wednesday afternoon. A private service was held at the residence at 2.30 o'clock, followed by a public service at St. Matthew s Lutheran Church at 3 o'clock. An impressive sermon was preached by the pastor, Rev. J. Schmieder. Interment was made in Mount Hope cemetery.

Waterloo Chronicle 20 Jul 1933 pg 1 
Arno Lindner Bitzer
 
3285 Lancaster Hotel, Bridgeport with Barnabas Devitt and sold it in 1875 to Nicholas Kleeberger (WHS1989 77:122). The hotel had previously owned by his parents, and then run by his mother. Mayor Conrad Bitzer, B. A.
 
3286 The late Conrad Bitzer, who died September 22nd, was born in Preston in 1853, his father being Gottlieb Bitzer. He came to Berlin when a boy and attended the Public School and St. Jerome's College under Father Funcken....1a

1aElmira Signet Date: 1 Oct.1903 p. 1, col. 3

________________________-

Conrad Bitzer, B. A., Mayor 1892.


The late Mr. Conrad Bitzer was mayor of Berlin in 1892, previous to which he sat in the council for the south ward in 1888-9. Was first deputy-reeve in 1890 and reeve in 1891. He was also a member of the Public School Boards for a number of years and chairman of the latter body at the time of his death in 1903. He was nominated as Liberal candidate in 1900 for the House of Commons. He always took a keen interest in the town's welfare and watched with satisfaction its progress and was generally esteemed by his fellow-citizens.2a

2aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

_____________________________

Conrad Bitzer


A man respected and beloved among all Germans in Waterloo County and even far beyond its borders, was called by death on Tuesday evening at 10 o'clock, namely Conrad Bitzer, local lawyer. In the previous week, he was affected by a nervous fever; a few days ago, strong drops in blood pressure also occurred, so that there was concern for his life. On Monday, he was somewhat better again, but the improvement did not last, and on Tuesday evening, death occurred.

The deceased was born January 11, 1853 in Preston. His parents later moved to Bridgeport and here, he attended school. When he was 15 years old, his parents moved to Salem, and the young man came to Berlin and entered St. Jerome's College. A few years later, he prepared himself at the high-school here for the entrance exam to university. In 1879, he obtained the title, "B.A." at the University of Toronto. In 1882, he obtained the degree of lawyer, and soon after, he entered into partnership here with Mr. A. Millar. Ten years later, he opened his own private office.

The deceased played a prominent role in the life of the municipality. He was in succession, councillor, reeve, and was elected mayor of the town in 1892. For many years, he was a member of the public school board, and at the time of his death, he was the chairman of the high-school board. In politics, Mr. Bitzer was an avid Liberal, who, apparently unawares, was valued as much by his opponents, as by his fellow party members. In 1900, he was nominated Liberal candidate for North Waterloo, but later, resigned his candidacy. He was always warmly interested in St. Jerome's College and in 1898, was elected president of its alumni association. The deceased is survived by his widow, née Lindner, as well as five sons and one daughter. The sons are: Arno (presently at Toronto University), Leon (in the local Bank of Hamilton), Armin, Medon, and Wilfrid; the name of the daughter is lrmgard. Burial will take place Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with a funeral service in St. Peter's Lutheran Church.3a

3aThe Berliner Journal 24 Sep 1903 pg 4 col 3

______________________

The death of Conrad Bitzer, Esq., occurred in Berlin last week. He was comparatively young and had made himself popularly known over a wide extent of this district.4a

4aWellesley Maple Leaf, October 1, 1903 
Mayor Conrad Bitzer, B. A.
 
3287 Lancaster Hotel was built by Gottlieb Bitzer in 1840 after his death his was Dorothea carried on for a few years. The building is still standing (2009). Gottlieb Bitzer
 
3288 1954, 1957 Wilfred Laurier Bitzer
 
3289 WILFRED L. BITZER AWARD PROCLAMATION

Sponsored by the German-Canadian Business & Professional Association

This award has been established to recognize University of Waterloo Engineering students wishing to attend an established undergraduate exchange program in Germany or Austria, most notably, the Technical University of Braunschweig, the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, the Technical University of Munich, or the Technical University of Vienna. Two such awards, in the amount of $2,500 each, are available for the academic year 2013/14 to qualified Canadian UW students. The successful students will be selected based on academic achievement and German language competence. Preference will be given to students whose exchange is for more than one term. Recipients will be expected to make a brief oral presentation to the German-Canadian Business & Professional Association upon their return to Waterloo. 
Wilfred Laurier Bitzer
 
3290 MRS. CHARLES POMMER By Record Correspondent

WELLESLEY, Jan. 2. - The death occurred Monday of Mrs. Charles Pommer, 3rd line Wellesley, in her 77th year. Deceased who was born June 22, 1858, was predeceased by her husband 14 years ago. Three sons, Herman and Julius of the 3rd line and Otto in Wellesley survive with seven grandchildren, one brother, Fred Bivour, Wellesley, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Knipfel, Petersburg. Two daughters predeceased her. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home of St. Paul's Canada Lutheran Church. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery. 
Catharina Bivour
 
3291 FREDERICK BIVOUR
By Record Correspondent
WELLESLEY, Jan 8-Frederick Bivour, 79, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Tuesday night after a month's illness. Born April 23, 1862, in Wellesley township, the deceased was a retired general store merchant. He was a member of St. Paul's Missouri Lutheran church.
Surviving are one adopted son, Stewart of Detroit, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Knipfel of Petersburg. His wife, Christiana Sutter, predeceased him by several years.
The funeral, which will be private, will be held from the home of Emil V. Phelke here on Friday, with services at St. Paul's Missouri Lutheran church at 2.30 p.m., with Rev. C. A. Kramer officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. The remains are at the Futher Funeral Home and will be removed to the residence of Emil V. Pehlke on Thursday at 1 p.m 
Frederick E. Bivour
 
3292 The death of Miss Louisa Bivour- sister of Mr. F. Bivour, of this village occurred at her home in Petersburg on Tuesday. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, June 11, 1903

is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Louisa Bivour
 
3293 Died, In Ayr, on Saturday, August 11, at 4 P.M., The Infant Son of Mr. J. S. Black, aged 3 weeks. The Funeral Will take place on Sunday, 12th inst., at 2.30 p.m., from his father's residence, McDonald Street, to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Ayr, August 11, 1888.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Black
 
3294 SELF, Constance Mary Margery 1929 - 2012

It is with great sadness that the family of Connie Self, announce her passing at home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Connie was born in Sarnia, Ontario to Binnie and Bessie Black and is survived by her sister, Merle Belford and her brother the Rev. Gervis Black. Predeceased by her husband of 54 years, R. Kenneth Self, she will always be fondly remembered by their children, Richard (Nancy), Roger, Heather (Chris Miles), Susan, Peter (Paula) and Paul (Tara) and her thirteen grandchildren; Taylor, Jennifer, Kathleen, Elizabeth, Jacqueline, Emily, Alexandra, Gabrielle, Stephen, Brandon, Richie, Makenna and Delaney and her great-granddaughter, Ava. Connie touched many people in many ways in her long and well-lived life. A woman of strength, through her Christian faith, Connie had an unwavering belief in the inherent goodness in people and lived a life dedicated to others. As a mother, a wife, a grandmother, a sister and a friend she remained steadfastly supportive and unfailingly optimistic about what the future would bring - a simple gift to all that knew her. The funeral service was held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Central Presbyterian Church, 7 Queens Square, Cambridge, Ontario.

Cambridge Times 5 Dec 2012 
Constance Mary Margery "Connie" Black
 
3295 Died, In Galt, on Thursday, 6th July, at half-past seven o'clock, Elizabeth Black, Wife of James Scott, Aged 42 years. Funeral, On Saturday afternoon, at half-past 3 o'clock, from her Husband's Residence, Bond Street, to Galt Cemetery. Galt, July 7th, 1876.1a

1aFuneral Card of Elizabeth Black Scott 
Elizabeth Black
 
3296 Elizabeth E. Black Elizabeth Edgar Black eldest (laughter of the late Georgo D. Black and Mary Smith Guthrie passed away at the Victoria Lodge Retirement Home, Ayr in her 97th year on March 27, 1985. She was born at Wilton Farm, RR 3, Ayr. where she lived all her life and contributed so much to her family. Elizabeth was a devoted and faithful member of Knox United Church, Ayr to which she gave loyal and sincere service her quiet and loving manner touched her family members and community friends alike as she gave of her self in service to them Elizabeth was the last surviving Charter Member of the Ayr Women's Institute. During her life she was a strong dedicated worker for the Bible Society and supporter of mission work_ She was predeceased by her brother George Inglis Black and her sister Margaret (Mrs. E Cochrane). She leaves her sister Mary Black; sister-in-law Mrs. George Inglis Black, niece Mary Donovan, nephews Alden, George and John Cochrane and their families. The funeral was held at Kipp Funeral Borne, Paris and interment in the Ayr Cemetery. Reverend George Saunders of Knox United Church, Ayr, officiated.


The Ayr News Apr 3 1985 pg 8b 
Elizabeth Edgar Black
 
3297 Sad Accident in Galt
An Old Townsman Killed By Falling From the New Bridge


It is with the utmost regret that we this week announce the occurrence of a fatal accident at the new iron bridge now nearly completed in this town. The victim was our old and well-known townsman, Mrs. Francis Black, blacksmith; and the particulars of his sad death are as follows: - Mr. Black had been unwell for some time back, but had so far recovered that on Monday he thought he would attend the nomination meeting in the Town Hall. He accordingly did so, and after the meeting was over stopped with his friends on the east side of the river until about tow o'clock in the afternoon, when he proceeded on his way home. When he arrived at the bridge - the planking on which was not yet completed, but crossing on which was comparatively easy by plant laid on the sidewalk part - Mr. Black remarked that he didn't know that it was very safe for him to attempt to cross; but seeing Mr. J.G. McIntosh standing on the bridge, he asked him to give him a hand across. Mr. McIntosh accordingly took Mr. Black by the hand and conducted him safely for some distance; but before reaching the western pier Mr. Black said that he could now manage very well, and Mr. McIntosh accordingly left him. Owing to the fact that the workmen were engaged in putting up the hand railing on the western side of the sidewalk, pedestrians generally stepped up at the western pier from the sidewalk to the carriage way of the bridge, which was planked from there to the end; and it was at this point that the lamentable accident happened. Whether Mr. Black slipped on the plank which sloped from the carriage-way to the sidewalk, or whether he trusted too much to a stick he was carrying and it slipped, will never be known; but the dozens upon the bridge at the time were horrified to see him suddenly fall into the opening beneath him. He first struck the top of the stone pier, and from thence fell with terrible force on to the ice which had formed on the surface of the river. Prompt assistance was instantly rendered the unfortunate man, but he was quite insensible when reached. He was immediately conveyed home, and the best medical aid was quickly in attendance, but he never regained his consciousness and expired about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The apparent injury was several ribs broken, some of which were driven in upon the lungs; but the shock itself was too severe for one of Mr. Black's age to withstand.

The deceased had been a resident of Galt for many years, and was widely known in both town and country. He was aged, we understand, about 67 years at the time of his death. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss.1a

1aGalt Reporter Jan 3 1879 pg 2 
Francis Black
 
3298 Died. At Wilton Farm, Blenheim, on Sabbath, March 5th, 1899, at 4 o'clock, P.M., George Black, Sr., In the 83rd year of his age. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, March 8th, at two o'clock, P.M., from his late residence, Lot 1, Con. 8, Blenheim, to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.1a

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George Black
 
3299 Died At "Wilton Farm," on Friday, May 6, 1949, at 12.30 a.m. George Douglas Black In his 89th year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Lot 1, Con. 8, Blenheim, on Monday, May 9th, at 2.30 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

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George Douglas Black
 
3300 George R. Black Passes

Well Known Blenheim Farmer Was Found Dead In Car Was Former Hockey Player


George R. Black, well known Blenheim township farmer, was found dead in his car on his farm on Tuesday morning.

Mr. Black, who was in his 60th year, was a son of the late Annie Bueglas and John L. Black and was born on the farm, on the 9th concession, on which he passed away. He was unmarried. Of a kindly generous disposition, Mr. Black had many friends who will regret to learn of his sudden demise. He was a member of Knox United Church.

In former years, Mr, Black was a valued member of Ayr O. H. A. hockey teams.

Surviving are two brothers, Robert Black of Calgary and J. Scott Black of Santa Monica, Calif.

The funeral will take place from his late residence, 9th concession of Blenheim, on Saturday, Marrch 16th, at 2.30 p.m., with interment in Ayr Cemetery. The remains are resting
at the W. O. Ball Funeral parlor until Saturday morning.


The Ayr News Mar 14 1946 pg 4 
George R. Black
 
3301 MISS ISABELLA BLACK.

The death occurred at her residence, Bruce street, Ayr, on Thursday evening at 7 o'clock of Miss Isabella Black after 4, lengthy illness. Miss Black, who was the only remaining member of her family, was born in Blenheim township, near Wolverton. She removed to Ayr with members of her family about 12 years ago. She was a member of Knox United Church. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon from her late residence to Ayr Cemetery and was attended by many relatives and old friends. The services were conduct-ed by Rev. J. W. Currie, and the pallbearers were: Hugh Allan, J. W. Currie, Jackson Clark, Roy Baxter, Richard Baxter, and Harry Daub, Brantford.

The Ayr News Oct 24 1940 pg 3 
Isabella Black
 
3302 Died, On Thursday evening, April 15th, 1875, James Black, P.L.S., Aged 61 Years. You are respectfully requested to attend the Funeral, on Monday, the 19th inst., at 2 o'clock, P.M., from the residence of Robert Black, Blenheim, to the place of interment, Stanley Street Burying Ground, Ayr. Robert Black. Blenheim, April 16th, 1875.1a

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James Black
 
3303 Died In Blenheim, on Monday, September 25th, 1922, at 4.45 o'clock, p.m. James Black In his 68th year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, South half of Lot 2, Con. 8, Blenheim, on Thursday, Sept. 28th, at 2.30 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

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James Edgar Black
 
3304 In Memoriam Died, In Ayr, on Monday, Nov. 7, 1910, at 3 a.m., James S. Black, In his 72nd Year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Manley St., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1910, at 2.30 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery, Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

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James Scott Black
 
3305 ROLLED JELLY CAKE

Three eggs, one cup sugar, one and one-half teaspoonfuls baking powder, one cup flour. Bake in a shallow pan. Spread with jelly while warm and roll. 
Jane Black
 
3306 Passing of Mrs. James K. Kyle

A lifelong resident of this district, Mrs. James K. Kyle of Spring Valley Farm, Drumbo, died at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday, in her 72nd year.

She was the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James E. Black. South Dumfries. The late Mrs. Kyle was known to a wide circle of friends and was greatly admired for her homemaking qualities and devotion to 'her family.

She was an active member of Knox United Church, Ayr, the Kate M. Thomson Auxiliary W.M.S., and the Blenheim - Dumfries Farm Women's Club. Mrs. Kyle was also a well-known horticulturist.

Surviving, besides her husband, are one son, Hector, Ayr; three daughters, Mrs. David Brown and Mrs. Richard Baxter, both of R.R. 3, Bright, and Jean, at home; and five brothers, George W. Black, Paris; Lloyd, Kincardine; G. T., Hamilton, and Robert J. and J. Marr, Strathclair, Manitoba; and 11 grandchildren.

The funeral service was held this (Wednesday) afternoon at the family residence with Rev. W. D. Goodger officiating. Interment was made in Ayr Cemetery.


The Ayr News Oct 8 1953 15 
Jean Edgar Black
 
3307 Died, In Blenheim, on Sabbath Morning the 9th March, 1879, John Black, Aged 58 Years You are respectfully requested to attend the Funeral on Wednesday next, the 12th inst., at 10 o'clock, A.M., from the residence of his brother, Mr. Robert Black, Blenheim, to the place of interment, Stanley Street Church Burying Ground, Ayr. March 10th, 1879.1a

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John Black
 
3308 JOHN L BLACK

Death Takes Prominent Member Of Former Stanley Street Church \emdash Was Clerk of the Session

John L. Black, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of this community, passed quietly away at his home, 9th concession of Blenheim, this (Wednesday) morning, in his 87th year. Mr. Black was born in Ayr, but for the past 80 years had resided on the farm on which he died. This farm is known as the Black homestead, having been settled by his grandfather, James Black, who came from Howick, Scotland.

Mr. Black was a Bible student with a deep knowledge of the scriptures, and for many years he was superintendent of the former Townline Sabbath School. He was also one of the most valued members of the former Stanley Street Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and acted as clerk of the Session, sang in the choir and worked in the Sabbath School. He was later an elder in Knox United Church.

He was well known as a writer, and composer of poetry, and the articles from his pen which appeared in tho Ayr News from time to time were read with much interest. In addition to his duties on the farm, Mr. Black was also a land surveyor and looked after much of the work in this section.

Mr. Black, who was the last member of his family, was esteemed as a gentleman of the old school, and his many sterling qualities endeared him to all with whom he came in contact He was a good friend and neighbor and was always willing to lend assistance in time of need.

His wife, whose maiden name was Annie Bueglas, predeceased him in 1907. He is survived by the following three sons: Robert, Calgary; Scott, Detroit, and George R., at home. At time of going to press, funeral arrangements had not yet been completed.


The Ayr News Jun 12 1941 pg 4 
John L. Black
 
3309 Dr. Leslie W. Black died at Toronto Nov. 12, 1974 at the age of 74.

Leslie Wauchope Black was born at Paisley, Ont. Jan. 23, 1900.

He graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto in 1926 and did post graduate work in Toronto, New York City and Jersey City, New Jersey before joining the surgical staff of Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital in 1932.

There he was chief of orthopedics for 25 years. He was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in general and orthopedic surgery, and of the American College of Surgeons, and was a member of the
Toronto Academy of Medicine. His professional career was ended 4 years ago by a cerebrovascular accident.

Dr. Black also achieved some fame as a marksman and a boxer.

He held the Canadian pistol target-shooting championship for 2 years.

In 1924 he won an Olympic bronze medal in boxing and in 1927 sparred with world heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey in a benefit match for war veterans.

In later years he coached Varsity boxing teams and acted as a judge in professional matches in Toronto.

Surviving Dr. Black are his widow Eda and his three sons.

Find A Grave 
Dr. Leslie Wauchope Black
 
3310 Died, In Ayr, on Monday, May 25th Maggie Forbes, Infant daughter of James S. Black. The Funeral this, Tuesday, Afternoon at Six O'clock. Ayr, May 26, 1891.1a

1a
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Maggie Forbes Black
 
3311 BLACK, MALCOLM CHARLES was born in Uxbridge, the son of Dr. Fergus Black of that place. He received his medical education at Trinity Medical School, Toronto, graduating in 1889. He practised in Paisley for about twenty five years, and came to Hespeler from Clifford. He purchased the practice of Dr. A. H. Campbell and resided in Hespeler for about eight years.

In the Hespeler News of the Galt Reporter for June 15, 1922, he announces "the installment of an electro-radiant apparatus for treatment, massage, etc. This is the system now in vogue in the larger hospitals and is considered to be to the body what the sun is to the plant."

After being in failing health for nearly a year, he died on August 23, 1925. He was survived by his son Leslie and his daughter Zeta. His son was a bronze medal winner in boxing at the 1924 Olympics.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. Malcolm Charles Black
 
3312 Died, In Blenheim, on Tuesday, the 13th inst., at half past 5 o'clock P.M., Mary Black, Wife of Fergus Anderson, Esq., Aged 50 Years. The Funeral Will take place on Friday, 16th inst., at 10 o'clock A.M., from my residence to Stanley Street Church Burying Ground, Ayr. Yours respectfully, Fergus Anderson. Blenheim, July 14th, 1875.1a

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Mary Black
 
3313 Mary A. Black Mary Annabelle Black, youngest daughter of the late George D. Black and Mary Smith Guthrie, passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, February 13, 1986. She was in her 86th year. Born at Wilton Farm, RR 3, Ayr, where she lived all her life, Mary was devoted to her family, friends and neighbours and contributed rnuch to her community. She was a member of the Townline Community Club and the Blenheim-Dumfries Farm Women's Club. Proud of her Scottish ancestry, Mary aroused others to appreciate their heritage especially since so many in this district had ancestors who pioneered here coming across the sea from Scotland. Mary was the founder of the Townline Scottish Night. She was a faithful member of Knox United Church, Ayr, and in her younger years a devoted Sunday School teacher. She was a valued member of Knox U.C.W. and a dedicated worker of the former Kate M. Thompson Missionary Society of Knox. She was predeceased by her brother George Inglis Black, and her sisters Margaret (Mrs. E. Cochrane) and Elizabeth Black. She leaves her sister-in-law Mrs. George Inglis Black, niece Mary Donovan, nephews Alden, George and John Cochrane and their families. The funeral was held on Saturday, February 15th, 1986, at Kipp Funeral Home, Paris and interment in the Ayr Cemetery. Rev-erend George Saunders of Knox United Church, Ayr, officiated.


The Ayr News Feb 10 1986 pg 11 
Mary Ann Bella Black
 
3314 possibly of Eramosa Township, Ontario Norris Black
 
3315 Died, In Blenheim, on Wednesday, October 30th, at two o'clock, A.M., Robert Black, In his 82nd Year. The Funeral Will take place on Friday, Nov. 1st, at 2 o'clock, P.M., from his late residence, Lot 1, Comcession 8, Blenheim, to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Blenheim, Oct. 30th, 1895

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Robert Black
 
3316 William Black Passes

The death occurred at his home, 434 Margaretta St., Toronto, on Sunday of William Black, 85, as the result of a heart attack. Born in Toronto, he spent most of his life in that city. He resided for some years in Ayr, where he married the former Ada Elliott, who survives. Later they lived for a time in the West before returning to Toronto. Surviving, besides his wife, who Is a sister of the late Henry C. Elliott, are two sons and a daughter, George, Carl and Mrs. James (Jessie) Brown, all of Toronto. Five grandchildren also survive. Funeral service was held in Toronto today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. with interment in Ayr Cemetery.


The Ayr News Oct 8 1959 pg 1 
William Black
 
3317 Died Suddenly, in Toronto, on Wednesday morning, October 10th, 1923 William B. Black Son of John L. Black, of Ayr, Aged 29 years. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of his father, lot 1, Con. 8, Blenheim, on Monday, Oct. 15th, at 2.30 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1a
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2nd Lieut. William Hardie Black
 
3318 Lived with aDam and Elizabeth Doering. Charles Blackart
 
3319 Lived with Thomas Brydon Thomas Blackburn
 
3320 Jane Rosenberger, "is married to Moses Gingerich. They reside at Guelph, Ontario. Their family consists of one child."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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It is believed that Jane Rosenberg was adopted and her real name was Sarah Jane BlackenstowBlackingstone, etc. 
Sarah Jane "Jane" Blackingstone
 
3321 Lived with Robert and Elizabeth Turnbull. Ellen Blacklock
 
3322 A-1-100 James Blacklock Letter of Administration to the Estate of James Blacklock, late of the town of Galt, Butcher, deceased, granted the fourteenth day of July 1856 to Annabella Blacklock, widow of the said deceased, on her giving proof that her said husband died Intestate, on or about the tenth day of October last past, on her giving a bond and security for the due administration of such Estate, herself and two securities in the persons of Waltor H. Beuse? And James Campbell, both of the town of Galt, Innkeepers, each in the sum of four hundred pounds.

Letters granted to Annabella Blacklock 14 July 1856
Dued 10 Oct 1855.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

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It is possible that James was born in Dryfesdale, Dumfries, Scotland, proof is needed. 
James Blacklock
 
3323 Lived with Thomas & Mary Blacklock James Blacklock
 
3324 Walter and Jane Milliken Blacklock came to Canada with their eldest sons, William and James about 1840-1842. After Walter's death, Jane came to California with her two youngest sons, Walter Jr. and Agnes, arriving in Placerville about 1872. She probably came to the home of her stepson, James Blacklock, who had preceded her. She died about 1874 in the Denverton-Bird's Landing area of Solana County..1a

1aSource unknown

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Not proven Walter was born 30 Dec 1808 in Castelton, Roxburghshire, Scotland son of John Blacklock & Margaret Scott. 
Walter Blacklock
 
3325 Ralph Blackmore, peacefully at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Monday, April 8, 2002.

Professor Blackmore taught Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, from 1966-1992. Ralph was also a commentator and host of several shows on CKCO-TV

Previously, he was Financial Editor at the Globe and Mail. He had also served as a pilot with the RCAF during the Second World War.

Beloved husband of the Rose (nee Dastyk). Loving father of Michael and his wife Brenda and Tom and his wife Jane, all of Toronto. Predeceased by his former wife, Beverly Jean McCullagh; parents Wallace and Evelyn Ann Blackmore, and sister Evelyn Ann Freemantle.

Born in Windsor, Ontario in 1916. He attended Assumption College there and then the University of Western Ontario.1a

1aThe Record 8 Apr 2002 
Professor Ralph Blackmore
 
3326 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Carolyn Blackstock
 
3327 Lived with Henry and Elizabeth Rau. James Blackville
 
3328 HENDERSON, Betty (Mrs. Norman) - Passed away peacefully, at the Village of Winston Park Nursing Home, Kitchener, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, with her beloved daughters by her side. Kathleen Eliza "Betty" was born February 5, 1926, in England and married Harry August Arndt in Blackmore, England on July 7, 1945. She came to Canada as a War Bride in 1947. Harry passed away August 13, 1951. Betty married Norman Campbell Henderson on January 27, 1955. Norman passed away November 16, 1997. Loving mother of Carol Schedewitz (nee Arndt) and Dianne Peterson (nee Arndt) and her husband Jerry, all of Kitchener. Will be greatly missed by her five grandchildren, Jeff Peterson and his wife Linda of Waterloo, Jennifer Craven and her husband Jim of Orangeville, Jason Schedewitz and his wife Charlotte, Jarid Peterson and his wife Brenda, Joe Peterson and Teryn Bradley, all of Kitchener; four great-grandchildren, Jasper and Cooper Peterson, Evan Schedewitz and Ayrial Peterson. Betty is survived by two sisters, Maggie Flegg and Hilda Pike of England and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lillian Melitzer, Lil and Bob Arndt, Randy Randall, Charles and Marjorie Arndt, Marg and Frank Vettor, Peter and Sheila Arndt, Paul Arndt, Grace and Robert Leis, Eva Billings, Isabel (Peggy) Hill and by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Lillian Blackwell; two brothers, Bob and Jack and four sisters, Gladys, Bella, Joan and Mary; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Helen Randall, Lorraine and Leo Steffler, Jean Arndt, Joyce Arndt, Orvell Billings, Marv and Dorothy Deller, Jack Hill, Homer and Laura Henderson. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, transfer will be made to the Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira for funeral service at 11 a.m. with The Rev. Dr. Linda J. Bell officiating followed by interment in the Elmira Union Cemetery. In her memory, donations to Winston Park Charitable Foundation - Alzheimer's Garden or the Alzheimer Society of K-W would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Winston Park Nursing Home for the kindness, compassion and wonderful care Betty received.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - Jul. 24, 2008 
Kathleen Eliza "Betty" Blackwell
 
3329 ASKIN, Elizabeth Lesslie (Betty)-Peacefully, at St. Mary's General Hospital, on Wednesday, June 14, 2000, age 82 years and was a resident of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by her husband of 48 years, John Salter Askin; her children, Lesslie Ann Askin and John Blackwood Askin; daughter-in-law, Joanne Mari Voisin; grandchildren Chandra Lesslie Corriveau and Elizabeth Louise (Libby) Askin and great-grandchildren, Dyami and Hannah Corriveau. Predeceased by her first husband, P.O. Harold Burridge, RAF and her parents, Lesslie Blackwood and the former Ethel McBride. She served in the CWAC in the Second World War. Betty was a talented painter in oils and watercolours; she had mastered the art of Chinese lacquer work. She enjoyed gardening and golf and was an accomplished curler for many years. A former member of K-W Granite Club and Westmount Golf and Curling Club. Betty taught elementary school in Galt and continuation grades at St. Mary's High School. Cremation with a private family burial to follow. A celebration of Betty's life will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2000, from 4-6 p.m. from the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St S., Waterloo. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aThe Record 20 Jun 2000
 
Elizabeth Lesslie Blackwood
 
3330 In Memoriam// Died/ At the residence of his son-in-law, Lt. Col. J. Laing Cowan,/ "Clochmhor,"Galt, on Monday, Sept. 16th, 1918/ Robert Blackwood/ (Late of Dollar, Scotland)/ In his 88th year.// The Funeral/ Will take place on Wednesday afternoon, September/ 18th, at 3 o'clock, to Mount View Cemetery.1a

1aFuneral Card of Robert Blackwood
 
Robert Blackwood
 
3331 TWIN SISTERS MARRY [sic] BROTHERS

Interesting and unique event took place yesterday at Branchton A very interesting double wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Blain of Branchton, on Tuesday afternoon, when their twin daughters, Misses Isabel and Bessie were united in marriage to the brothers, Peter and Andrew Kidd, both of Galt. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. K.J. Macdonald in the presence of a few of their immediate relatives. Miss Isabel's bridesmaid was Miss Mamie Robertson, and Miss Jessie Blain acted in a similar capacity for Miss Bessie. The grooms were supported by Messrs. Alex. Simpson and Gilmour Kidd. The numerous gifts testified to the high esteem in which the young people are held. After the wedding banquet the happy couples left for a trip through the Thousand Island and on their return will reside on Todd Street, Galt.

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Another newspaper article

A rather unusual wedding took place in the village of Branchton south of this city, when twin sisters of that village Misses Isabel and Bessie Blain, were united in marriage to the brothers, Peter and Andrew Kidd, both of Galt, Rev. K. Macdonald, of this city performing the double ceremony. The happy couples left for a wedding trip down the St. Lawrence, and on their return will make their home together on Todd Street. 
Bessie Blain
 
3332 TWIN SISTERS MARRY [sic] BROTHERS

Interesting and unique event took place yesterday at Branchton A very interesting double wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Blain of Branchton, on Tuesday afternoon, when their twin daughters, Misses Isabel and Bessie were united in marriage to the brothers, Peter and Andrew Kidd, both of Galt. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. K.J. Macdonald in the presence of a few of their immediate relatives. Miss Isabel's bridesmaid was Miss Mamie Robertson, and Miss Jessie Blain acted in a similar capacity for Miss Bessie. The grooms were supported by Messrs. Alex. Simpson and Gilmour Kidd. The numerous gifts testified to the high esteem in which the young people are held. After the wedding banquet the happy couples left for a trip through the Thousand Island and on their return will reside on Todd Street, Galt.

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Another newspaper article

A rather unusual wedding took place in the village of Branchton south of this city, when twin sisters of that village Misses Isabel and Bessie Blain, were united in marriage to the brothers, Peter and Andrew Kidd, both of Galt, Rev. K. Macdonald, of this city performing the double ceremony. The happy couples left for a wedding trip down the St. Lawrence, and on their return will make their home together on Todd Street. 
Isabel Blain
 
3333 James first settled in Niagara developing a building business while at the same time a flour shipping company. He came to Galt in 1854 and partnered with his brother Richard Blain in the running of Dickson Mills. Dissolving the partnership in 1858 he later in 1862 acquired lots and the mill from the Dickson Estate. He sold the property to his brother Richrd in 1874. Served on Galt Municipal Council and was director of the Great Western Railway and was involved bringing branch lines of the Grand Trunk and Credit Valley Railways to Galt. Part owner of a steamer Arabian.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [snippet from original text in book]

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Death of James Blain, Esq. - This gentleman, for many years one of Galt's leading citizens, passed to his rest on Monday last. Up to 1875 the deceased was an active, energetic business man, but during that year he was stricken with apoplexy, from which he never entirely recovered, and since then he has suffered from a partial stroke of paralysis which greatly weakened his once iron constitution. For the last few years he has been a severe sufferer from a form of epilepsy. A short time ago he met with quite a severe fall, and the powers of life being almost exhausted, he gradually sank.

Mr. Blain was a native of Cumberland, England, having been born in Bowness-in-Solway, on the 10th March, 1805, and was consequently in his 78th year at the time of his death. In the spring of 1831 he came to Canada, preceding Mr. Richard Blain and others of his brothers by some years. On arriving at Niagara he at once entered the building trade, one of his first works being the erecting of the Presbyterian Church there, which building still stands. Niagara was then the Capital of Upper Canada, and a busy, flourishing place, and Mr. Blain was successful there in laying the foundation of the competence which for many years he usefully employed. Besides the building trade, Mr. Blain engaged largely in the shipment of flour to the seaboard Provinces, and in this line he was also successful.

The decadence of Niagara caused Mr. Bain to leave it, and in 1850 he removed to Lockport, N.Y., where he joined Mr. Lyman A. Spalding in the forwarding business. In the fall of 1854 he came to Galt and entered into partnership with Mr. Richard Blain, in the Milling business, the firm carrying on the Dickson Mills. In 1858, the partnership was dissolved and in 1866 Mr. Blain acquired by purchase from the Dickson Estate, the Mill, the water privileges in connection therewith, and a large number of lots on the hill where the homestead new stands. To the development of this property Mr. Blain largely gave his energies for some years, although at the same time he was an active Director on the great Western Railway and also engaged in the shipping business, being part owner of the steamer Arabian, running between Quebec and Shediac.

Almost immediately upon his coming to Galt, Mr. Blain identified himself at once with its interests and was elected and served for several years as Councilor. Possessed of an active temperament, he entered freely and willingly into all the schemes which seemed likely to conduct to the progress of the town and lent valuable aid in securing the connection with Grand Trunk Railway and subsequently with the Credit Valley railway. It was during these years that the Great western, under the Managership of Mrs. Thomas Swinyard, was passing through perhaps its most trying time, and there was no Director on the Board who took more interest or gave more of his time and influence for its benefit than the subject of these remarks.

The deceased gentleman was twice married, his second wife, who still survives him, having been his loving partner through all the trials of his later years. His only son, Mr. James L. Blain, is well known in this locality and at present occupies a responsible position in connection with a College in Paris, France. Of Mr. Blain's brothers and sisters there are yet living - John Blain, Esq., of Cumberland, England; Wm. Blain, Esq., of Niagara; Capt. Isaac Blain, of Brampton; Richard Blain, Esq., of Galt; and Mrs. T. Devenish , of Scarboro'.

Mr. Blain's funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon to Trinity Church Cemetery, and was largely attended by his old friends in the Town and by many from all parts of the Province, who thus testified their respect for him.2a

2aGalt Reporter 21 Jul 1882 pg 1
 
James Blain
 
3334 The death occurred yesterday of John Blain of Branchton in his 63rd year after a lengthy illness. Mr. Blain had been a resident of Branchton for over 30 years and had been a thresherman since his youthful days. He was born in Galt, being a son of the late John Blain whose wife was Isabella Helm. Besides his widow three daughters are left to mourn their loss: Mrs. Peter Kidd and Mrs. Andrew Kidd of Galt and Miss Jean at home. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Albert Main of Sheffield, Mrs. George Ricker of Branchton and Mrs. Mary Coley of Buffalo and one brother George Blain of Lynden. Deceased, although not taking any active part in public life, was well and favorably known throughout North Dumfries Township and the St. George district where he was highly respected. The funeral will take place from his late residence at Branchton on Wednesday at 2.30 to Mount View Cemetery, Galt.1a

1aGalt Evening Reporter, April 29, 1924, pg. 3 col 2 
John Blain
 
3335 STUFFED TOMATOES

Select large and firm tomatoes, cut a very thin slice off the end opposite the stem, carefully take out the seed and juice without bring the tomatoes. Mix with the seed and juice stale bread crumbs, salt, pepper, a little minced onion, and ham or tongue with large lump of butter. Fill each tomato with the stuffing, place them in a deep baking dish, cover them with a thin layer of the mixture and sprinkle dry crumbs over all. Bake three-quarters of an hour. 
Mary Amelia "Minnie" Blain
 
3336 Richard Blain came to Canada in 1839, was employed by James Ewart of Dundas, Ontario. Four years later along with Adam Ker took over the Dickson Mills in Galt, he being the chief miller. He ran the mill until 1882 purchasing it from his brother James. He served on Galt Council and as Mayor. Also served as president of the Galt Mechanics Institute and secretary of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society. Also a director of the Gore Mutual Fire Insurance Co and president of the Grand River Mutual Insurance Co.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [snippet from original text in book]

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Blain, Richard, miller. Mr. Blain owns 70 acres of Lots 6 and 7, Con. 12, Township of Dumfries. Has been Mayor of Galt since 1875, and was for 20 years a Town Councillor. Is a native of England. Born, 1821. Has resided here since 1843.2a

2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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Richard Blain, Esq.

Has the distinguished honor of being one of Galt's pioneers. A native of the North of England, he emigrated to Canada and located in Galt in 1843, at once becoming identified with the milling business at that early day and period of Galt's history. Mr. Blain has always been held in high esteem by his fellow townsmen, as is shown by the municipal records where we find he has honorably filled the Mayor's chair five consecutive years and has held other important offices in the gift of the people. In his declining years he still enjoys the confidence of the public.1a

1aJubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897

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THE PASSING OF A GALT PIONEER

Richard Blain Goes Over the to the Majority

A Long Life of Usefulness and Exemplary Conduct Comes to a Close.

The fame that a man wins himself is best;
The he may call his own. Honors put on him.
Make him no a man than his clothes do,
Which are as soon taken off.

Richard blain is dead.
Full of years and the honors that are commanded, if not always formally bestowed, in a life of probity and unselfishness, where the character of the man combines kindliness with goodness, and geniality with greatness, this venerable Galtonian has crossed the bar, wide mourned.

For the past few months his health had been failing him. Marvelously strong, both physically and intellectually, he was very tenacious of life, and would not admit that the eventide was nigh. No that he feared the end, or that he ardently desired to prolong his days, marked as there were by increasing decrepitude and inability to perform all that he believed to perform all that he believed was allotted by Providence to him to do; but that his native buoyancy and exhaustless spirit of activity overcame his consciousness of the lengthening shadows on the path. He fully realized the inevitable and awaited the summons with Christian complacency and the thoughtful resignation of a lofty, well-balanced mind.

No citizen of the town of Galt was more generally known, heartily esteemed, more venerated and belived. Throughout this whole district he was regarded as a man of superior caliber, of unblemished integrity, of qualities that bespoke the trustworthy business man, the fast friend the good neighbor, the exemplary citizen. In his death a very landmark is removed - there goes out from amongst us a personality so familiarly and so revered that it is hard to realize we shall see him no more.

Richard Blain during his many years of residence in this town distinguished himself in notable ways but not never won other than a credit for himself in any act public or private. He enjoyed an absolutely unblemished reputation. The good name that rather is to chosen than great riches was his. The circumstance that his latter days, though spent in comparative ease and comfort, were not enjoyed in affluence, is but tribute to his liberality of soul and charitable instincts that constantly governed the disposal of his means. He was the embodiment of philanthropy and generosity. As a raconteur he was inimitable, and up to the last reminiscences of the history of Galt, its people and its industries, were like a well-written tale. He knew it all - down to the very minutiae of social life and personal characteristics - all it was a pleasure to him to tell it to an attentive and interested listener. A talk with Richard Blain was a delight, so lucid, connected and authoritative were his recollections, and so kindly and with such keen sense of humor, were they recounted.

A life not unmixed with severe troubles and trials, with spent it in the highest sense of obligation to God and God and to his fellows. He was a model husband and loving, devoted father. No tribute is too high to pay to the conduct of this venerable citizen who, sturdy and cheerful to the last, has just left us to join the silent Majority.

Biographical Sketch.

The late Richard Blain was born at Bowness-on-Solway, Cumberland County, Eng., in 1821. He was the youngest of a family of thirteen, all of whom have lived to a ripe old age. He received the benefit of a common school education, which in those days meant little more than writing, spelling and arithmetic. In 1839 he came to Canada, and went to learn the milling business, in the employ of the late James Bell Ewart of Dundas, who then occupied a foremost position in the milling interest of the western country. Four years after entering Mr. Ewart's employ, that gentleman purchased from the Hon. Robert Dickson, of Niagara, a valuable mill site at Galt, upon which the foundation of a building had been commenced. This was soon carried to completion, and the position of head miller was given to Richard Blain, who, in conjunction with Mr. A. Ker, as bookkeeper, assumed control. In the autumn of the same year in which they started, the mill was burned down, but was again rebuilt by Mr. Ewart the following year.

Mr. Blain continued in the discharge of his duties as practical managed until 1853, when the death of Mr. Ewart placed the property in the hands of the executors of the late Hon. Robert Dickson.

Mr. Blain then formed a partnership with his older brother James, a leased the mills for a term of four years. This covered from 1854 to 1858, the memorable years of the Crimean War, when the grain and flour business of Canada made the fortunes of and ruined more men than any other branch of the trade.

At the expiration of the lease, the mill for a short time passed into other parties' hands; but in 1859 Mr. Blain having in the meantime withdrawn from partnership with his brother - again leased the property and uninterruptedly up to the fall of 1882 continued the proprietorship. During the progress of the American War, Mr. Blain shipped nearly all his flour direct to the American market, and with gold ranging from 150 to at one time as 280, it certainly required cool nerve and consummate tact to operate successfully.

In 1862 Mr. James Blain bought the whole mill property and canal for $40,000, and expended in repairs and improvements about $3,000 additional. In 1874 Richard Blair purchased entire property from his brother, and was therefore the owner of a the great water-power on which is built nearly all the large manufacturing industries of the town of Galt, embracing oatmeal mills, saw mills, grist mills, gloved and collar factories, the edge tool factory of James Warnock and Co., and the large foundry and machine shops. The motive power of all these hives of mechanical industry was rented from Mr. Blain.

During the long and active business life of the subject of memoir, he found the time to sattend to public duties. In 1856 Galt was incorporated as a town. That year Richard Blain was elected one of its councilors; for nineteen successive years he was returned to the same position, and for five years, 1873-1878, was Mayor of the town. In addition to his municipal labors, he has filled the honorable trusts of Director and President of the Galt Mechanics' Institute, also of the County Agricultural Society. He has been a director of the Gore Mutual Insurance Company, and President of the Grand River Mutual Insurance Company.

In 1882 Mr. Blain retired from business, and in his well-appointed home with its ideal surroundings spent the remained of his days, his residence in Galt covering a period of 62 years.

But he did not lead an inactive life in retirement. He was a familiar figure on the streets daily, always posted on the current events through much reading, and ready at any time to discuss public affairs with those he met, and to enquire as to the health of his numerous personal friends. The oldest member but one of Trinity Church, which he attended when service was held in the store house of the mill, he kept up his interest in parish affairs and more especially was active in the conduct of the cemetery. He was in his pew, a devout worshipper, with exemplary regularity and nothing afforded him greater pleasure than to be enabled to assist in any department of church work.

On August 12, 1897, Mr. and Mrs. Blain celebrated their golden wedding under felicitous auspices. They were married in 1847 at the Clifton House, Niagara Falls, by the late Rev. Mr. Leeming. Mrs. Blain, whose maiden name was Margaret Gillesby, came to Canada in 1832. The daughters were all in attendance, at the golden wedding observance, as were also Dr. Henderson Mr. Gibbard and Mr. Warnock, sons-in-law. The couple were undoubtedly the only ones who had spent half a century of life as continued residents of Galt. Mrs. Blain died 1899. An amiable and estimable Christian lady, she ws universally held in high regard and her demise was the subject of deep regret throughout the entire community.

Mr. Blain is survived by the following children: Joseph in Australia; Richard in Montana; Mrs. Thomas Gibbard of Montreal; Mrs. D. Henderson, St. Paul, Minn.; Miss Sara Blain at home; Mrs. James E. Warnock. Thomas and James children deceased.

The summons came to the old … at 8.30 last night. It was sudden. He had been up and was able to go about the garden in the afternoon. Then a weak spell took him. He lay down and with devoted daughter watching at the bedside, he fell into his eternal sleep.

The funeral is announced for Monday at 2 o'clock from the family residence to Mt. View Cemetery.

Galt Reporter 20 Jul 1905 
Mayor Richard Blain
 
3337 BLAIN, Stanley Gordon Messenger - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at St. Luke's Place, Hespeler, Ontario. Born July 27, 1916 in Galt, Ontario. Predeceased by parents, George and Lillian Blain. Beloved husband of the late Clara (nee Rud) Harder of Provost, Alberta. Cherished step-father to Linda (nee Harder) Heggie (Douglas) of Milton, Ont. and Gerald Harder (Mary Hawey) of Surrey, B.C. Predeceased by Dennis Harder and his wife (Phylis McRoberts). Loving grandfather to Jeffrey (Deanne Corradetti); Christine (Mike Ranger), Randal and Duncan Heggie and Linda, Frances and Michael Harder, and Bryan, Gregory and Jack Harder. Great-grandfather to Keltie, Caitlyn, Shannon, Matthew Heggie; Carli, Marilyn and Natalie Heggie; Adam Hollingsworth. Keegan, Annabelle and Helina Harder. Victoria and Alessandra Nimchuk. Kalyna Antoniuk, and Desiree Harder. Great-great-grandfather to Emma Hollingsworth. Stan will be remembered for his great love for his wife, Clara, his quick wit and sure memory, his interest in his grandchildren's lives, his enjoyment of a good meal, his automobiles, his love of sports biographies, his pleasure in gardening, his affection for his cat Cactus, and Randy's dog Denver, his volunteer work with Galt Minor Ball and Hockey. Stan was active in Galt Minor Hockey and Softball, and was inducted into the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He also volunteered for the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and the Pater Program, and his life long involvement in Trinity Anglican Church, Galt. Stan attended Dickson Public School and the Galt Collegiate Institute. Stan was a Corporal in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served overseas from July 1943 and was Honourably released and transferred to the General Section of the Reserve Class "E" on April 10, 1946. He received the 1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star, C.V.S.M. and Clasp. Stan delivered milk for Cedar Hill Dairy, and was employed by Canada Post for 28 years. Stan will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home , 96 St. Andrews St, Cambridge, on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 23rd from Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Rd., Cambridge at 3 p.m. Cremation has taken place according to Stan's wishes. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Share online tributes at www.mem.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 18 Apr 2009 
Stanley Gordon Messenger Blain
 
3338 In 1864 David Croft was proprietor Blair Hotel Blair
 
3339 SIMPERING JIM ALLISON

from Memoirs of a great detective: incidents in the life of John Wilson Murray (1904) compiled by Victor Speer

OVER the hill from Galt, in the county of Waterloo, lies North Dumfries. The road that climbs the hill sweeps round in a big curve on the other side, as it enters the alley. Up a lane, leading from this valley road, stood a little white farmhouse, with a big unpainted barn near by. It was screened from the main road by a clump of trees, although the house stood in open ground with its door fronting on an orchard, its kitchen window opening on a cornfield. The woodpile loomed up at the end of the house nearest the barn. Rain-barrels stood in a row against the house. Milking pans shone in the sunlight. A dog dozed in the lane. Chickens scratched and pecked, and lazily fluffed their feathers and settled in the dust. It was a hot morning - August 9th, 1897. Out of the house stepped a woman. She was a beauty. The freshness of girlhood had been supplanted by the charm of full womanhood. Her complexion was pale pink and white. Her big eyes were laughing and merry. A tot toddled after her, yawning drowsily, then turned back indoors. The woman shaded her eyes and looked toward the barn.

The shrill squeals of an angry pig rang out. A man's gruff voice sounded, and then around the corner of the barn came Anthony Orr, the farmer, with a big sow in his waggon.

"Going, Tony?" called the woman.

"Yep!" shouted Tony Orr. "Back in a couple of hours."

He drove away with his nine-year-old son, Norman. A moment later the hired boy, Jim Allison, appeared with two cows, and started them down the lane. They were to go to the Barrie farm near by. The woman watched her husband until the bend in the road hid him from view. She saw the Allison boy in the lane with the cows. She began to sing softly, so as not to disturb her two children - Maggie, aged ten, and a-year-old baby, still asleep upstairs. Half an hour passed.

Two days before, a buggy, with an easy-going horse, had come up the lane. A stout, jolly-faced man had alighted, and had hitched his horse and had sat chatting and laughing with the handsome woman. They seemed to know and understand one another well. The man had entered his buggy and gone away, as he had come, alone. He was nowhere in sight on this morning, although he was half expected. The woman had been sitting with dreamy eyes and gentle smile, her hands clasped and lying idly in her lap. She was a pretty picture in the sunlight. Tony Orr had reason to be proud of his wife. There had been gossip of her fondness for travel and for clever companions. There even had been a tale of an elopement and a penitent return to Tony's arms and forgiveness. Neighbours had known of men callers at the white farmhouse. But Tony said all was well, and on the Orr farm that meant all was well. The woman sat still in the sunlight.

Two hours later Tony Orr returned. The farm boy, Jim Allison, was standing at the side gate of the house fence, laughing.

"What's the matter?" asked Orr.

"Oh, nothing," said Allison, laughing all the louder.

"What's the matter?" demanded Orr.

"Oh, nothing," laughed Allison.

"What's up?" roared Orr.

"Your wife's gone," said Allison.

The baby was lying on the front steps. The little girl, Maggie, was sitting on the porch. Orr hurried to the kitchen. The breakfast dishes had not been touched. Orr ran out of the house, and saw Harry Blair, an agricultural implement dealer from Galt, just getting. out of his buggy. Harry Blair was stout and jolly faced.

"My wife's gone!" shouted Orr.

"Gone! Gone where?" exclaimed the disappointed Blair.

Orr and Blair searched for her, and then got into Blair's buggy and drove to Galt, thinking she might have gone with Weldon Sidney Trevelyan, a medical student who was spending the summer in Galt, and who had been calling on her. They found Trevelyan, and he knew nothing of the woman. Orr returned home, and organised a search for his wife. The authorities were notified.

"Many believed there had been an elopement," says Murray. "Mrs. Orr was good-looking, a great favourite with men, but had a reputation. Her maiden name was Emma Borland. Her parents were well-to-do and lived at Bright. She was thirty-seven years old, and was born in Innerkip. She was first married to John Arnott, of Innerkip, who died when she was twenty-two, and three years later she married Anthony Orr, to whom she bore three children. To her children she was a loving, careful mother. To her husband she was said to be an indifferent wife. About two years previous to this she had run away with a hired man named Mulholland, but her husband caught her and her two children at Niagara Falls, and took them home again. Tony Orr was a nervous, excitable man, who had trouble with other men on account of their frequent calls on his wife. A week passed, with no trace of the wife's whereabouts.

"At first, before traces of blood were found, the elopement theory vied with the suicide theory. On the day before Mrs. Orr disappeared, Tony Orr's father was buried. Mrs. Orr attended the funeral, and some of the Orr family treated her coldly. The Orrs were an old family of good standing. On the way home from the funeral Mrs. Orr remarked that 'she was no use and guessed she'd get out of here.' This remark was the basis for the suicide talk.

"I went to the Orr farm. The boy Allison and the medical student Trevelyan had been held in Galt, and Harry Blair, the agricultural implement agent, was under surveillance. I looked the house over, a one and a half story white brick house with a frame kitchen. It was situated in a tract of country that, owing to the swamps and marshes in which it abounds, is most desolate. About two hundred yards from the house was a swamp or marsh of about one hundred acres, and above the wet and rank grass and weeds and thick soil grew almost impenetrable shrubs and trees. In this swamp was an excavation eighteen inches wide and six feet long and eighteen inches deep. It was newly dug, and clearly was an unfinished grave. I visited it in the night, and carefully took from the upturned surface the print of a man's foot, a precise clue to the digger of the grave. In order to get this, I turned back the overturned earth after digging under it so as not to break its surface and destroy the footprint I knew must be there. I took this to my hotel in Galt, unknown to anyone in the affair.

"I returned to the Orr house. A picket fence separated the patch of garden from the corn patch adjoining the house. One of the pickets of this fence was gone. The paling mark was not of long exposure. I saw this was on a line between the house and the swamp, with the corn patch lying between. One of the furrows in this corn patch was raised slightly. John Orr, Tony's brother, poked it with his stick. Six inches beneath the surface lay Mrs. Orr, face down, buried amid the corn within thirty feet of her house. That put an end to elopement or suicide theories. When I saw the half-dug grave in the swamp I knew there had been murder. The grave in the corn patch was but temporary. The murderer intended to hide the body for ever in the swamp.

"Back to Galt I went. Trevelyan proved an absolute alibi. Harry Blair, agitated over the whole affair, was not at the farmhouse when the deed was done, and had nothing to do with it. Tony Orr was five miles away at a neighbour's, with his son and the sow. Allison - I went to see this boy. I had his old shoe, and it fitted the footprint by the grave in the swamp. He looked almost a freak. He was about seventeen years old, big for his age, and tremendously stocky in his build. His bow legs were big and muscular. His hands and feet were enormous. His shoulders were broad, his neck was thick, his arms were long and powerful. His features reminded me of the features of a frog. The forehead was low and retreating, and the face was very full at the sides. The hair was brown, cut close, and thc eyes were a greenish brown - large, watery eyes, uneasy, shifting, catlike. The mouth was very large, and the lips were full and seemed to simper, giving the face a cat's expression. He walked with a peculiar, rolling motion, as if he would have preferred to be on all fours. He wore heavy, clod shoes, blue jeans, a calico shirt, and a faded, slouch hat pulled well over his eyes.

"I sat down and faced this boy.

"'What do you know of this murder?' I said.

"'Nothing,' he answered, with a grin.

"'Tell me where you were on that morning,' said I.

"'I left Orr's, with two cows, about 7.20,' he said. 'I got to Barrie's farm about eight o'clock, and I left there about 8.50 and got back to Orr's about 9.40. When I got back Mrs. Orr was gone.'

"'How did you know she was gone?'

"'She was not anywhere around,' said the boy.

"'Where is your shot gun?' I asked.

"'Just before I left with the cows, Mrs. Orr asked me to show her the gun, and she asked me how it was used, and I explained it, and then put it back and went on with the cows,' he lied glibly.

"His gun, which always was kept in the house, was found hidden in the hay-mow in the barn. It had been discharged. There were blood-stains on it.

"'Allison,' I said slowly, 'you killed Mrs. Orr.'

"He started up, white as flour, shaking like a man with ague. I waited for his confession. He mumbled, hesitated, and - sat down and grinned. For four hours I worked with him. He grinned and lied.

"An idea previously had occurred to me. Allison's father, Alex Allison, was city scavenger of Galt. The father had seen the boy alone. That night the father was followed. It was before the finding of the body was generally known. The father had gone to the swamp to finish, for his son, the half-dug grave. The boy had told him of it.

"'Allison,' I said to the boy, 'your father says you dropped your knife at the grave in the swamp.'

"'No I didn't, for I left it when I went - - '

"He stopped. It was on the tip of his tongue trembling, quivering, almost out.

"'That's enough,' I said.

"Some newspapers declaimed against my examination of this boy, and talked of a sweat-box system, and asserted the boy's innocence. In due time their mistake was revealed.

"The evidence was overwhelming when it all was collected. There was no need to use the footprint by the grave. Allison was proved by neighbours and folk on the road to have the exclusive opportunity to do the deed. His blood-stained gun had been fired, and the empty cartridge found in it was one he had taken from a box in the house. John Orr and his family on the next farm had heard a gunshot after Tony left with the sow. Allison had called out Mrs. Orr from the house, shot at her, clubbed her to death, then buried her temporarily in the cornfield, and at night dug the grave in the swamp. He had importuned her, and she refused him, and the murder followed.

"The grand jury found a true bill on November 29th, and Allison's trial followed at once. Chief Justice Meredith presided. H.P. O'Connor, K.C., prosecuted, and J.R. Blake and J.J.H. Weir defended. On Friday, December 3rd, 1897, this seventeen-year-old murderer was found guilty, and was sentenced to be hanged in Berlin gaolyard on Friday, February 4th, 1898. His father fell in an epileptic fit when he heard the verdict.

"Smiling serenely, Jim Allison went up to his death. He mounted the scaffold unaided at eight o'clock on a raw, snowy morning. He shook hands politely with the guards, the hangman, and the minister, waited quietly while the black cap and noose were adjusted, stepped on to the trap at 8, and dropped into eternity.

"Allison had learned to read and write a little in his six months in a cell, and he had scrawled laboriously the following on a piece of paper:

"'I am sorry for my crime. I did it out of ill-will. I hope those whom I wronged will forgive me, and that no one will turn this up to my people. My sentence is just, and I hope God will have mercy on me.'

"He signed this, and read it to them when they came to take him out and hang him." 
Henry "Harry" Blair
 
3340 NUTT, Joan Davina

Passed away, peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, January 9, 2004, in her 72nd year. Loved Mother of Michael of Cambridge; dear Grandmother of Kyle, Jessie, Skyla and Hanna. Also survived by Cheryl Ambury of Barrie and Nicole Atkinson of Cambridge and her nieces, Linda Braciszewicz, Sharon Goodchild, Wendy Attwell and great-nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Carolyn Blair of Kitchener. Predeceased by her Parents, Harold and Doreen Blair and her brother, Robert Blair. Joan was born in Toronto and has been a resident of Cambridge, since 1960. Former owner of Joan's Grapevine and the Maple Leaf Dairy Bar. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road Cambridge on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. A reception will be held at 1195 King St. E., Cambridge, following the services.

The Record 12 Jan 2004 pg B7 
Joan Davina Blair
 
3341 A short life but one well lived Kayla Blair of Waterloo


Kayla Blair came into this world unexpectedly and with a force that would drive her for the next 21 years, a force that kept her alive as a severely premature baby and throughout the two years of fighting a rare cancer known as soft tissue sarcoma....And in the end, when she knew the cancer treatments were no longer working, Kayla's only thought was for her family, the emotional suffering of her parents and younger brother Aaron....As much as she loved dance, Kayla eventually chose another career path as a police officer, and was in her first year of the police foundations program at Conestoga College when illness interrupted all her goals.

After several misdiagnoses and a suggestion she might have an ulcer, a specialist finally discovered a tumour in her intestines which was preventing food from entering her stomach causing constant vomiting. What followed would be nearly two years of surgeries, chemotherapy sessions, hair loss, biopsies, scans, hospitalizations and eventually the knowledge that she wasn't going to survive this disease....Kayla's time working with the youth fit well with her passion to stand up for underdogs. In May, she was part of the 2012 International Day Against Homophobia, held at St. Mary's High School.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 25 Nov 2012 
Kayla Blair
 
3342 BLAKE, Albert E. -- At the K-W Hospital, on Tuesday, April 1, 1980, Albert E. Blake, age 79 years, of Breslau. Mr. Blake was born in North Cumberland County, England. He is survived by his wife, the former Vera Schaefer; four sons, Delbert, Douglas, Harold, and Roy, all of Kitchener; three daughters, Mrs. Lendo (Marjorie) Dermo of Guelph, Mrs. Marion Denomme of Kitchener and Mrs. Don (Ruby) Ueberchlag of Breslau. Brother of Joseph of Lucknow. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, where family will receive friends from 2 -4 and 7 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, The funeral services will be held in the chapel of the funeral home Thursday, at 2 p.m. p.m., Rev Edwin R. Sparks of Breslau Missionary Church officiating. Interment in Memory Gardens.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record - 2 Apr 1980 
Albert Edward Blake
 
3343 Douglas Edwin Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at his home. Doug Blake in his 77th year was the beloved husband of Connie (nee Sauder) Blake of Kitchener. Loving father of Wendy Blake and her fiancé Robert Patrick of Seaforth and Jeffrey Blake and his wife Diane of Gardner, Mass.. Grandfather of Aleah, Andy, and Taylor. Dear brother of Delbert and his wife Francis Blake and Harold Blake and his wife Norma all of Kitchener, Marjorie and her husband Lendo Dermo of Guelph, Marion Denomme of Kitchener, Roy Blake and his wife Doris of New Hamburg and Ruby and her husband Donald Ueberschlag of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Vera (nee Schaefer) Blake and Albert Denomme. Doug's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 PM Thursday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (749-8467) and will continue from 10 '9611 AM followed by a funeral service at 11 AM Friday, March 26, 2004 in the chapel of the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Douglas Edwin Blake
 
3344 John R. Blake born in Elora the son of George Blake and Mary Robinson. Came to Galt in Decm 1873 with his family and was educated in local public schools and at the Galt Collegiate Institute, then graduating from the University of Toronto in 1889. Studied law at Osgoode College graduating in 1892 then returning to Galt. In 1899 appointed magistrate for Galt, in 1922 was appointed magistrate for Preston & the County of Waterloo. Also served as a magistrate for Brant County. Retired in 1942. Also served as Galt Police Commission chairman and a director of the Gore Mutual Fire Insurance co. Long time Galt Public Library Board member.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [snippet from original text in book] 
John Robertson Blake
 
3345 :BLAKE, Roy Passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Grand River Hospital, K-W Health Centre, Kitchener. Roy resided in New Hamburg and was born 76 years ago in Breslau. He was the son of the late Albert and Vera (Schaefer) Blake. Beloved husband of Doris (Snider) Blake with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage. Loving father of Bev and Steve Campbell of New Hamburg and Karen and Robert Sisko of California. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Kellie, Shae-Lynn and Michael. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Delbert and Francis Blake of Waterloo, Harold and Norma Blake of Kitchener, Marjorie Dermo of Guelph, Marion Denomme of Kitchener, Don Ueberschlag of Kitchener and sister-in-law Connie Blake of Seaforth. Roy was pre-deceased by his brother Doug Blake and sister Ruby Ueberschlag. Roy was a member of the New Hamburg Lawn Bowling Club. Roy enjoyed playing solo and euchre at the New Hamburg Legion, and also played shuffleboard at the MURF. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Roy's life will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation to follow. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, Kitchener. Thank you to Dr. Robert Stevens and the 6th floor nursing staff for your compassionate and wonderful care. On-line condolences and donation information available at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca Roy Blake
 
3346 UEBERSCHLAG, Ruby Ilene (nee Blake) - Formerly of Breslau, passed peacefully at Lisaard House, Cambridge, on Sunday, December 23, 2007, after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. The family honoured Ruby's wishes to keep her illness private. Loving wife of Donald Ueberschlag of Kitchener. Beloved mother of Dianne Wey (Kenneth) of Kitchener, Cathy Amos (Peter) of Waterloo, and Janet Ueberschlag (Martin Nessner) of Breslau. Cherished grandmother of Kevin and Christopher Thatcher, David, Stephen, and Sarah Amos (Justin Harding). Great-grandmother of Marley Harding. Daughter of the late Albert and Vera Blake. Daughter-in-law of the late Harold and Florence Ueberschlag. Survived by brothers, Delbert Blake (Frances) of Kitchener, Harold Blake (Norma) of Kitchener, and Roy Blake (Doris) of New Hamburg; sisters, Marjorie Dermo (Lendo) of Guelph and Marion Denomme of Kitchener; sister-in-law, Connie Blake of Kitchener and brother-in-law, Gerald Ueberschlag (Marlene) of Kitchener. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother, Douglas Blake; brother-in-law, Albert Denomme and niece, Judith Denomme. Ruby generously and selflessly gave of her time to help her family, and will be remembered for her stoicism, her sense of humour and wit. She enjoyed keeping up with world events and, in the past, earned badges for swimming and played bridge. Respecting Ruby's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements handled by Henry Walser Funeral Home . Inurnment at Memory Gardens, Breslau at a later date. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Casey and the staff and volunteers at Lisaard House for their outstanding care and compassion. Special thanks also to Dr. Donna Ward, the nurses and support workers co-ordinated from Community Care Access Centre, and Anne Winge, in-home hospice volunteer. Condolences for the family and donations to Lisaard House may be arranged through Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. "As long as there is someone who loves us, we will remain alive. Memories make us immortal. In truth, love will outlive even memories." - Leo F. Buscaglia1a

1aThe Record 26 Dec 2007 
Ruby Ilene Blake
 
3347 Mrs. John T. Senior

PRESTON, July 30 — Emma Blakeley, widow of John Thomas Senior and well-known resident of Preston for the past 33 years, died at the Galt hospital at ten o'clock last night. In her 83rd year, the late Mrs. Senior had been ailing for the past six weeks and confined to hospital for the past week. Born at Batley, Yorkshire, England, she came to Canada 39 years ago, directly to Preston, and resided here since that time. Mrs. Senior was employed as a weaver at George Pattinson Woollen Mill for 30 years, retiring 31/2 years ago. Surviving is a son, Arthur Senior, of Preston; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Rev. F. C. Miller will officiate at the funeral service. The late Mrs. Senior is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Thursday at 2:30, with interment in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 30 Jul 1946 pg 13 
Emma Blakeley
 
3348 A-2-63 John Blanchard Letters of Administration of the estate of John Blanchard, late of the Township of Wellesley, Yeoman, who died on or about the 2nd of March 1860 at the Township of Wellesley, intestate, and who had at the time of his death a fixed place of abode at the Township of Wellesley, granted to Elizabeth Blanchard of the Township of Wellesley, widow of the said Intestate…

Letters granted 12th March 1860 Died 2nd March 18601a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber. 
John Blanchard
 
3349 VAUGHAN - In this city, at 98 Canada Street, on Monday, April 5, Annie Blankstein, beloved wife of S. Vaughan in the 19th year of her age. Funeral will take place from above address, on Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice. Berlin and Waterloo papers please copy.1a

1aHamilton Spectator Monday, April 5, 1897 
Anna Blankenstein
 
3350 NISPEL, Leota May

Of Golden Years Nursing Home, formerly of 120 Church St. N., on Sunday, June 5, 1994, at Golden Years Nursing Home. Leota Blankstein, beloved wife of the late Clement C. Nispel (1973). Dear mother of MaryAnn and her husband Ken Muir, James and his wife Sylvia, all of Cambridge and John and his wife Betty of Troy; lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; dear aunt of Dr. Ross McElroy and his wife Frances of Woodstock. Predeceased by two sisters. Venetta McElroy and Nelda Blankstein and one sister-in-law, Cherry Barbara Richardson. Mrs. Nispel was born in Kitchener and was a lifelong resident of the area. A private family funeral service was conducted June 6, 1994 (today) by Canon David Bowyer at the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge, with interment following at Preston Cemetery.

The Record 6 Jun 1994 pg A9 
Leota May Blankstein
 
3351 Lived with Adam Mockel and his wife Margaretha George Blasch
 
3352 Joseph Albert Blaschke, 75. Preston, butcher for many years, died Monday while leaving South Waterloo Memorial Hospital where he worked as a meat cutter. He was born in Blair. Surviving are his wife, the former Luella Baer; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Chesney of Brantford: one brother,. William of Galt, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie B. Tullcon of Preston. The funeral will be conducted Thursday at the Little Funeral Home, followed by burial in Blair Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Feb 1962 pg 7 
Joseph Albert Blaschke
 
3353 Lived with Henry and Mary Wismer. Minnie Blase
 
3354 Mr. August Blatz is amongst the oldest residents of Elmira. He is a native of Germany, and came to Elmira, where he worked at the trade of shoemaking, for the late John Ott. In 1860 he commenced a shop of his own, opposite St. James Lutheran Church, where he was very successful. In 1886 he retired from business, after having transferred to his son-in-law Mr. G. W. Schierholtz. Mr. Blatz in the earlier days of the Village Council, was one of its most useful members.1a

1aEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903. 
August Blatz
 
3355 On January 24, 1888, a meeting was held to organize a Mechanics' Institute in Elmira. Membership cost $1 a year. The first board members were: David Bean, George Klinck, A. Werner, John Ratz, A. H. Erb, A. Blatz, Wm. Behrens, Sol Laschinger, Dr. Ullyot, and M. Weber. The librarian/caretaker, C. K. Jansen was paid $30 a year. August Blatz
 
3356 A-1-54 Gottlieb Blaurock: Administration of the Estate of Gottlieb Blaurock, formerly of the Township of Wilmot, granted to Samuel Cressman, a Creditor.

In the Surrogate Court of the County of Waterloo

The Petition of Samuel Cressman, Jacob Cressman, Moses Bean, George Becker and Ritian[?] Kintzsie, all of the Township of Wilmot and Jacob Donnanwirth and Benedict Glausser of the Township of Waterloo….respectfully sheweth that Gottlieb Blaurock, of the Township of Wilmot, aforesaid departed this life on or about the twenty eighth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty four, leaving divers goods, chattels and credits within this County. That diligent search has been made for a Will of the said deceased, but none found, and your petitioners verily believe that the said deceased died intestate. This it is necessary in order to arrange and settle the affairs of the said deceased, and the goods, chattels and credits left by him being liable to suffer waste there being none to take charge of the same, that Letters of Administration do issue to the Estate of the said deceased, that, as far as your Petitions know, the said deceased (Intestate) was at the time of his death not possessed of goods, chattels and credits to the amount of Five pounds in two or more Counties of the Province or in any other County than the County of Waterloo. That the children of the said deceased have all died before himself, and his wife two days after him, and no next of kin of the deceased or of his deceased wife being known resident within this County nor Province. they having been natives of Bamberg in Prussia, Poland. The prayer of your petitioners - all of them being Creditors of the said Deceased and residing within this Province, therefore is that Letters of Administration be granted to the aforesaid Samuel Cressman, one of their number and by them elected for this purpose, as the one most deeply interested in the administration of the said Estate, in order that the said goods chattels and credits may be justly and truly administered as the Law requires; and also that the next of kin of said deceased or of his deceased wife in their native country be cited or otherwise be searched after in order to pay over to them the residue-if any there be-of the said Estate.

Dated Berlin, 9th September 1854
Signed by Samuel Cressman, Jacob Cressman, Moses Bean, George Becker, George Kintzie, Jacob Donnenwirth and Benedict Glasser

Order of Judge to cite next of Kin - Dated 9th September 1854:
On reading the above Petition and the Affidavits verifying the same, and appearing to me satisfaction that the said Gottlieb Blaurock is dead and died intestate and leaving no next of kin within this Province. As far as it is known, I do hereby order that the next of kin of said Deceased be publicly cited to appear before me on the 18th day of November next, in the Courthouse at Berlin, and failing such, that Letters of Administration be granted to the said Samuel Cressman, as prayed for, to administer as the Law provides in such case.

Inventory of the chattels, goods and credits orf Gottlieb Blaurock, delivered - £225/5/3

Letters granted:
…Whereas the next of kin of said deceased, as well as all other persons interested in this Estate have been publicly cited for a sufficient length of time to show cause why Letters of Admini8stration tot he Estate of said Deceased should not be granted to said Samuel Cressman, as prayed for by the said Creditors, and he the said Cressman having furnished unto us his Bond with sufficient sureties for the due performance of his duties as such Administrator....

Dated 2 December 18541a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Gottlieb Blaurock
 
3357 When a Record reporter interviewed Fred Blayney in June of last year, he was bright, cheerful, knife-edge sharp and 96 years old.

His body might have been weakening but not his mind. Nor his passion for the many causes he supported in the past, such as art.

The occasion of the interview was the 60th anniversary of Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, an institution that Fred and his wife, Dora Mae, helped found.

When asked if Kitchener embraced its artists then as it does now, Fred was candid.

"It was 'No, we don't need that,'" Fred told the reporter, then added "There's always somebody who says 'Oh no it's too expensive.'"

But Fred, Dora Mae and friends were relentless. And the gallery, which started in an old bicycle shed behind Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute, opened the barn doors to the public in September 1956.

The short-term exhibit featured works by Tom Thomson and was opened by none other than Group of Seven member, A.Y. Jackson.

Fred, a pharmacist, and Dora Mae, a former teacher, were art collectors and he dabbled in painting himself. Fred said that though Kitchener had embraced music, art was considered elitist and city hall was reluctant to provide funding.

"We had some influential people, prominent people," he said. "Then the church ministers were supportive."

It was under pressure from these movers, shakers and God's representatives that the city finally relented and handed over some cash.

Fred and the other founders might have been from the upper echelons of Kitchener society but they were not afraid to roll up their sleeves and grab a broom to clear out that shed.

"It looked awful," Fred recalled. "It looked like a chicken coop."

That chicken coop required three weeks of scrubbing layers of mouse droppings, dust and spiders. The ick factor was huge but it did not deter this group and, of course, today the art gallery is located at Centre in the Square and recognized as an important cultural centre.

The gallery was not Fred and Dora Mae's only involvement in their beloved community. The couple consistently raised money for UNICEF and they were staunch members of First United Church in Waterloo and involved in Joseph Schneider Haus historical site.

"He was really supportive and involved, right from the very beginning," said the museum's now-retired executive director, Susan Burke.

She knew both Dora Mae and Fred from her student days and was always impressed by how avid \emdash and eclectic \emdash collectors they were.

As a museum professional, Susan is used to organization and tidy record-keeping. Fred and Dora Mae were more the freestyle kind of collectors, their basement stacked with antiques.

"He didn't let people into his basement," said Susan, adding she was one of the privileged few to see the couple's collection, everything from kitchen iron pots to bed coverlets to quilts, glassware and dozens of clocks.

Fred donated a number of items from this collection to Schneider Haus, pieces the public can see today \emdash including the iron pot in the kitchen and the hand pump at the side of the house.

As Susan said, just gathering these artifacts meant Fred was often rummaging through old buildings and dusty piles to find buried treasures and he had an innate sense of what was valuable and what was junk.

Fred and Dora Mae began collecting antiques long before it was fashionable and the childless couple soon became known for their knowledge of Canadian antiques.

"We were blazing a trail because there were no books on Canadian artifacts," Dora Mae once told a reporter. "You can buy books for instruction now, but there was nothing available then."

Jim Dunstan, curator or the Niagara Apothecary in Niagara on the Lake, said Fred donated many artifacts to the museum after closing his Waterloo pharmacy in 1969.

"In 1970, a year before the Apothecary museum opened, he provided a good number of artifacts from his impressive collection; initially as a loan then in 1999 as a permanent donation," Jim recalled.

"I believe they largely consisted of vintage glass and earthenware bottles and jars."

The couple's interest in antiques was not restricted to Canada. In 1988 they travelled to Israel and Jordan, visiting biblical sites, one of dozens of trips the couple took all over the world.

In many cases, Fred and Dora Mae would revisit countries they found particularly interesting, places such as Russia and Hong Kong, and they crossed the Atlantic six times on the Queen Elizabeth 2.

In 1966, Fred and Dora Mae hired a part-time pharmacist to run the shop and left for three weeks in Ireland, ancestral home of the Blayneys, a place where they could blissfully immerse themselves in history.

Fred was one of three children born in Townsend, in Norfolk County. He opened a pharmacy in Toronto and likely planned to stay there, until he met Dora Mae at a YMCA art lecture.

She was teaching French and Latin at a high school in Waterloo Region.

It must have been love at first sight because they married within months and two years later, bought a pharmacy in Waterloo. Dora Mae quit teaching to do the store's books.

In every aspect of their lives, the couple worked together: In the pharmacy and in their pursuit of antiques. Lots and lots of antiques.

In 1996, the couple decided to downsize and whereas for most people that means giving stuff to family or donating to charity, Fred and Dora Mae required a three-day auction to clear out their house of 40 years of collecting.

At the time Fred, then 77, said their four-bedroom Waterloo home was just too crowded.

Shirley Madill, the art gallery's executive director, was impressed with Fred for his other interest: Art.

"One of the most memorable moments for me was meeting Fred Blayney for the first time at our Founders Dinner celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery," she recalled.

"Fred encompassed what an innovative and visionary community leader truly is: A person with the ability to foresee future needs of a community and play a proactive role in making it happen despite any barriers."

She spoke of Fred's understanding of the importance of art for a healthy community.

As a person, Susan thought Fred was warm and engaging, someone who really enjoyed everyone he met.

"He was always super interested in people," she said. "He was a really special guy."

Hill, V. (2017). LIFETIMES: Fred Blayney a pharmacist, art lover and early collector of Canadian antiques | TheRecord.com. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 10 September 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7547019-lifetimes-fred-blayney-a-pharmacist-art-lover-and-early-collector-of-canadian-antiques/ 
Fred Maurice Blayney
 
3358 Native of Ingenheim, Alsace.
Came to Preston in 1838. 
George Blazer
 
3359 Christina Bleam, "married to William Leake, has a family of one child. They live in Logan, Huron County, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christina Bleam
 
3360 David Bleam, "second son, is married to Sarah Wideman. They have a family of eight children and reside in Washington State, U.S."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_____________________

In the 1900 census of Sidney Village, Port Orchard, Washington State David is living with his children, William, John, Charles, Bleulah all born in Kansas and Harry born in Washington 
David Campbell Bleam
 
3361 Emma Bleam, "married to Marvine Leake, has a family of four children. The reside in Logan, Huron County, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Emma Amelia Bleam
 
3362 George Bleam, "unmarried, resides in Osborne City, Kansas."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Bleam
 
3363 Henrietta Bleam, "is unmarried and resides in Osborne City, Osborne County, Kansas."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henrietta Bleam
 
3364 Henrietta Bleam, "third daughter, is married to John Kalbfleisch and resides in Oregon State, U.S. They have a family of eight chidren."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henrietta Bleam
 
3365 Jacob Bliehm, "was born January 20th, 1810. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Barbara Scheirich who resided on the old "Hiestand Farm" two miles south of Berlin. Having to meet a payment of several hundred dollars in the bank at Dundas, he left home in January, 1836, and drove to Dundas where he had his horse put up in the stables of the McEwen hotel. This was the last of him. A few days afterwards his horse was still in the stable, his overcoat was hanging in the hotel, but no deposit was made in the bank. All trace of him since then has been lost. Rumor has it that he was murdered in the McEwen Hotel that night for his money and his body hid in an old well near by the hotel. A year or so after this occurrence there were a number of bodies (in a half decomposed state) found in this well, all supposed to have been murdered in this hotel, one of which bodies is said to have favored that of Bliehm's."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Bleam
 
3366 Jacob Bliehm, "the eldest son of Christian Bliehm, resides in Osborne City, Osborne County, Kansas, U.S. His wife's name was Christina Isler. They have a family of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Elmer Bleam
 
3367 Jonathan Bleam, "third son, is married to Lizzie Linge. They reside in Michigan, U.S., and have a family of six children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jonathan Bleam
 
3368 Jonathan S. Bleam, "son of John and Mary (Strohm) Bliehm, was born in this county about the year 1835. He was a carpenter by trade. He invented the sulky hayrake and also a patent lever gate. He moved to Michigan after the American civil war. Nothing has been heard of him since."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jonathan S. Bleam
 
3369 Lillia Bleam, "is married to George Leake. They reside in Logan, Huron County, Ontario."1a

1a From The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lillia Bleam
 
3370 Louise Bleam, "is unmarried and resides in Osborne City, Osborne County, Kansas."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Louise Bleam
 
3371 Lucy Ann Bleam, "is married to the Rev. Mr. Hunstad. They reside in Nebraska, U.S."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lucy Ann Bleam
 
3372 Margaret Bleam, "fourth daughter, is married to Joseph Buckenhauer. They reside in Oregon State, U.S., and have a family of five children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Bleam
 
3373 Mary Bleam, "married to Aaron E. Seibert, has a family of five childen...They reside in Bridgeport, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Bleam
 
3374 Mary Ann Bleam, "eldest daughter of Christian Bliehm, is married to Gottlieb Merner. They have a family of eight children. Their home is in Zurich, Huron County, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Bleam
 
3375 Nancy Bleam, "second daughter, was married to George Hess. She died some time ago, leaving two children. Their residence was in Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Bleam
 
3376 William Bleam, "died when some thiry years of age. He was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Bleam
 
3377 William Bleam, "married to Dora Linge, has a family of four children. They reside in Osborne City, Kansas."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Bleam
 
3378 Mrs. Graupner Dies Wednesday - Mrs. Emma Graupner, wife of the Rev. Paul Graupner, passed away at seven o'clock Wednesday morning at the University Hospital in An Arbor. Mrs. Graupner was taken to the Hospital on February 22, following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, on Middle Belt Road, near Eight Mile Road. Rev. Russell of Northville will officiate and burial will be at Glen Eden memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Graupner was born December 7, 1871 in Monroe, Michigan. The Graupner family moved here in April 1924, Rev. Graupner having occupied the pulpit of St. Paul's Lutheran Church since that time.

Surviving Mrs. Graupner are her husband, and seven children, Clara and Martha at home, Mrs. Louise Meyer of West Point Park, Mrs. Emma Gugel of Detroit, Arthur of Columbus, Ohio, Carl of Toronto, Canada and rev. Oscar Graupner of Mahnonan, Minnesota. 
Emma Bleeke
 
3379 She was a native of Lohweiler near Kaiserslautern, Rhine-Bavaria. Elisabeth Bleiler
 
3380 Catherine is reportedly born in Lohnweiler, Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, documentation needed. Eva Catherine "Catherine" Bleiler
 
3381 FRANK BLEILER DIED TODAY IN ALLANDALE HOME

Death Came Unexpectedly Altho Health Poor For Year And Half; Active In Sport Ventures

Frank Xavier Bleiler, former King street businessman and well known sport enthusiast of Preston, died at Simcoe Hall, Allandale, this morning according to a telegraph received by friends and relatives in this district. News of his passing was recieved with genuine regret. He had been in falling health for over a year and a half and had gone to Allandale to recuperate. In the passing of Frank Bleiler, Preston loses one of its prominent figures. A resident of the town all his life, with the exception of a short time he spent in Drayton where he and his brother Charles were engaged in the hotel business, the late Mr. Bleiler became prominently idenified with many orginisations and causes. His greatest interest probably was in sport, hockey was one of his favorites. Showing his love for the winter game, he was largely instrumental in the formation of the local arena company. He worked untiringly to give Preston a good place in the sport world and for some years was at the helm of local hockey clubs. He was also a member of the Preston Lawn Bowling Club. Born in Preston 65 years ago, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bleiler, the deceased attended the local separate school and upon graduation entered the shoe firm of W. D. Hepburn, where he learned the trade. Later he went to Drayton, where he and his brother became partners in a hotel establishment in that town. Returning to Preston after a few years, the late Frank Bleiler, learned the barbering business with the Schultz brothers. He eventually succeeded them in ownership of the business, still located on King Street and in time be erected the Bleiler block. The late Frank Bleiler married Miss Melinda Bolduc, who predeceased him three years ago. There are surviving three brothers, Charles and Gustav, of Cleveland and Joseph of Saginaw and five sisters, Mrs. Francis Malcolm, Detroit: Mrs. Joseph Werstein of Detroit: Mrs. Anna Lepine, Kitchener: Mrs. W. H. Fischer, Kitchener and Mrs. Mary Ebach of Toronto. Funeral arrangments have not been completed, altho interment will likely be made in Preston.

Kitchener Daily Record 21 May 1930 pg 3 
Francis Xavier "Frank" Bleiler
 
3382 Deaths On the 6th of this month, Michael Blesch, of Waterloo, died at the age of approximately 34 years. The deceased was called from here quite unexpectedly. He had been somewhat indisposed for a short time and needed medicine, but still was able to get around and do some light work. On the evening of this day, his wife had a lamp to light for him and she went out the door with it to fetch water at the closest pump. When she returned, he was lying on the floor, gasped a few more times for air, after which it was all over with him. Besides his wife, he is survived also by two small children.1a

1aDER DEUTSCHE CANADIER - February 9, 1849 (page 2, column 5)

____________________________

Michael is reportedly born in Oberseebach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, documentation needed. 
Michael Blesch
 
3383 Overhold - Adeline Bleam was born near Elmdale, Mich. , Jan. 14, 1891; departed this life Feb. 19, 1915; aged 24 y. 1 m. 5 d. April 27, 1912, she was united in marriage to John Overholt. To this union were born 1 son and 1 daughter: George aged 2 yrs, and Lily aged 5 months. At the age of 11 years she united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until death claimed her. At the age of 2 years she with her parents moved to Waterloo Co. , Ont. , Can. , where they resided 4 years, after which they returned to their former home near Elmdale. Here she grew to womanhood, loved and respected by all who knew her. After her marriage she moved with her husband to Caledonia, Mich. , where they resided 2 years, then moving on a farm near Logan, Mich. , where they resided 1 year. Adeline's health failing, they were obliged to leave the farm, so they moved in with Chas. Overholt (their former home) near Caledonia. Jan. 31, l915, she was moved to the home of J. O. Overholt of Grand Rapids, Mich. , for medical treatment. All that medical science and skillful nursing could do was done, but of no avail; God called her to higher service. She leaves to mourn her loss, a bereaved husband, 2 children, an aged father and mother, 1 sister and 2 brothers, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church, Feb. 22, conducted by Bish. Miller of the Mennonite Church, assisted by E. F. Caslow of the Church of the Brethren, of Grand Rapids.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 49 - March 4, 1915 - pages 791,792 
Adeline Bliehm
 
3384 Christian Bliehm, "the old progenitor of the Bliehm family, was born in Canton, Berne, Switzerland, in 1741, and when he was about seventeen years of age he, in company with others, emigrated to America and landed at Philadelphia in 1758. He settled in Montgomery County where he was married to Salome Langenoecker in 1769. They had a family of seven children,"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Bliehm
 
3385 Christian Bliehm, "was born September 20th, 1806. He was married to Mary Campbell. They resided for many years on the farm now occupied by John B. Schneider, German Mills, Ontario. In September, 1877, he died, aged 71 years and a few days. Had a family of nine children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Bliehm
 
3386 Christian Bliehm, "was bron in 1771 and married to Magdalena Hoch."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Bliehm
 
3387 Daniel Bliehm, "was born in 1775 and was married to Nancy Latschaw."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Bliehm
 
3388 Bleam.--Dilman, son of Jonathan and Margaret Bleam, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., June 9, 1858, and came to Michigan with his parents in 1875. They purchased the farm in Bowne that has since been his home with the exception of about three years' residence in Canada. He was united in marriage to Littlian Elizabeth Spaetzel in Waterloo Co., Ont., in the fall of 1889. To this union were born four children, 2 daughters and 2 sons. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Adeline Overholt, died in Feb. 1914. Dilman was a member of the Mennonite Church since his early manhood. He was known and respected throughout this entire vicinity and for many miles around. He will be mourned and greatly missed as a good neighbor and friend. After a week's illness he passed away at his home December 26, 1926; aged 68 y. 6 m. 15 d. He is survived by his devoted companion, one daughter, two sons, nine grandchildren, one sister, one brother and a large number of other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Bowne Mennonite Church conducted by the brothern Ira S. Johns and Aldus Brackbill. Tex. (which was chosen by the family) Jno. 3:161a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 43 -January 20, 1927, pages 910, 911, 912 
Dilman Bliehm
 
3389 Esther Bliehm "was born March 16th, 1808 and on January 29th, 1833, she was married to John Stoeckle."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Esther B. Bliehm
 
3390 John Bliehm, "was born in 1777 and was married to Veronica Sailor."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Bliehm
 
3391 John Bliehm, "was born in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, May 19th, 1805. He was a year old when he came to Canada with his parents. In 1827 he was married to Catharine, daughter of Henry and Susannah Moyer. After being married a few years she died, leaving no children. After her decease he was married to Mary Strohm."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Bliehm
 
3392 Philip Bliehm, "was born in 1780 and was married in 1804 to Esther Bechtel, widow of Daniel Cressman with whom she had three children, namely: Elizabeth, wife of old Abraham Weber; Abraham, married to Mary Schneider; and Mary, married to old Henry Wismer. The widow was a daughter of Abraham Bechtel and was born in July, 1766. Philip Bliehm and his wife came to Canada in May, 1806, arriving at Blair a few days after the great fire had been extinguished. They settled in the vicinity of Doon. They had a family of four children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Philip Bliehm
 
3393 Alonzo Bliss, to whom reference has already been made. On returning home, Bliss said to his wife, " If cholera is catching, I will take it." This prediction, alas, proved too true. The next morning he was dead.1a

1aReminiscenses of the Early History Galt

________________________

The principal (early Presbyterian church meetings) places used were: the old Red store, in which Mr. Stewart held the first communion of his congregation; the store house of the Dumfries mills; the old rough-cast house at the head of Main Street; and the chair factory carried on by one Alonzo Bliss. The latter building stood on the site of Scott's planing mill, and it may be mentioned in passing, to the credit of the handicraft of Bliss and, as possibly not altogether without relevancy to practical religion that some of the chairs made by him are still in possession of Mr. Thomas Rich, and are as strong as ever, after fifty years wear and tear.2a

2aEbenezer: A History of the Central Presbyterian Church, Galt, Ontario, with brief sketches of some of its members who have passed on the the other side, The Rev. James A. R. Dickson 
Alonzo Bliss
 
3394 Married to Christina Bloch
 
3395 Anna B. Block, "daughter of Magdalena Geiger and her first husband was born September 31st,1858. She is married to Andrew Groff. They reside on Upper Road, Wilmot Township, on John Shantz's old place."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Ann Block
 
3396 Catharine Block, "the twelfth and youngest child of Jacob and Catharine (Stauffer) Block, died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Block
 
3397 Lived with Christian Eby. Elisabetha Block
 
3398 Henry Block, "is married to Margaret Bortz. They reside in Kansas, U. S., where he is farming. The names of their children were not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry Block
 
3399 Block, Irvon, Elmira, Ont., was born at Wilmot Centre, Ont., May 18, 1889; died Oct. 31, 1954; aged 65 y. 5 m. 31 d. Death was very sudden and unexpected after an illness of one day, due to cerebral hemorrhage. He was married to Lydia Litwiller on Jan. 13, 1915. To this union were born 2 sons and 6 daughters (Delford, Edson, Alta.; Dalton, predeceased; Dorothy-Mrs. Michael Sape, Linwood, Mich.; Lillian-Mrs. Daniel Jantzi, Alma, Ont.; Adele-Mrs. Harold Dechert, Kitchener, Ont.; Norine-Mrs. Roy Steinman, Waterloo; Mary Belle-Mrs. Donald Poll Kitchener; and Betty-Mrs. Anthony Alberhardt, Waterloo, Ont.). His first wife predeceased him on March 16, 1932. Later he married Marion Weber of Elmira who survives him. To this union were born one son (Arlin), deceased; and 2 daughters (Muriel and Sharon, at home). There are 22 grandchildren. Funeral services held at the Elmira Mennonite Church, where he was a member, on Nov. 3, were in charge of Oliver D. Snider, Rufus Jutzi, and Howard S. Bauman. Burial was in the cemetery of the Waterloo Mennonite Church.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 48 - November 30, 1954 --- page 1149, 1150, 1151 
Irvon Block
 
3400 Isaac Block, is married to Martha Fabre. They reside a few miles south-east of Baden where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac Block
 
3401 Jacob Block, "is married to Nancy Jantz. They reside near Fordwich P. O., Huron County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Block
 
3402 Jacob Block, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1810. When a young man he came to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. He was married to Catharine, daughter of Samuel and Esther (Groh) Stauffer. They resided on a farm situated on the township line between Wilmot and Blenheim where they died. Their family consisted of twelve children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Block
 
3403 John Block, "was married to Magdalena Hodel. They resided in Wilmot Township where he died. His family consisted of two children,"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Block
 
3404 BLOCK, Kevin Daniel

Born in Toronto March 31, 1986. It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of our beloved son and brother, killed in a tragic car crash, of which he was a passenger, early Friday morning. Kevin will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. He had a dry, joyous sense of humor and will always be remembered for his enthusiastic zest for life. He was a loyal friend and very devoted to his family. Kevin grew up in Cambridge, with his mother and step-father, Kelly and Robert Brook; sisters and brothers, Jenny, Stephen, Andrew, Matthew and Caitlin. He had become even more close and protective of his siblings, since the tragic death of his little brother, Matthew on Halloween Night, 2003. He attended elementary school at St. Joseph's, where he developed life-long friends and finished his secondary education at Preston High School. He was very fitness conscious and loved to work out and jog regularly. Kevin had a particular passion for politics and was looking forward to studying political science in the fall. He was working hard to save money for university. Kevin will be very much missed by his aunts and uncles, Leslie Case and Rodney Giebler, Christopher Case and Lisa Catherwood, Sherry Flood and Douglas Ritchie; grandparents, Ellen Case and the late Denis Case, Patricia Flood and the late Dennis Flood and dear cousins, Nicole, Alexander and Alison Giebler. He leaves behind so many close friends who will always carry the joy of Kevin's friendship in their hearts. We will forever be saddened by the loss of our dear, sweet Kevin. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 25 and Monday November 26, 6-8 p.m. at T. Little Funeral Home in Galt. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, November 27, 10 a.m., at St. Clement's R.C. Church on 745 Duke Street in Preston.

The Record 24 Nov 2007 pg B9 
Kevin Daniel Block
 
3405 Levi Block, "is married to Elizabeth Witmer. They reside near Washington P. O., in Blenheim Township, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of two children named Minerva and Celina."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Levi Block
 
3406 Jantzi, Lillian Block, daughter of Ervon and Lydia (Litwiller) Block, was born at Petersburg, Ont., June 10, 1917; died at Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 14, 1987; aged 70 y. She was married to Daniel Jantzi, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Darrel, Glenn, and Dalton), 2 daughters (Demaris Barg and Lois Eby), 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one brother (Delford Block), and 7 sisters (Dorothy Sape, Adele Deckert, Noreen Steinman, Mary Belle Poll, Betty Aberhardt, Muriel Martin, and Sharon Wideman). She was a member of Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, where funeral services were held on Dec. 18, in charge of Brian Laverty; interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 81, Number 5 - February 2, 1988, page 84, 86 
Lillian Ethel Block
 
3407 Mary Block, "is married to Henry Lenhard. They reside near Pine Hill, Wilmot Township, where he is farming. They have four children, namely: Norman, Leander, Henry and a girl whose name was not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Block
 
3408 Staying with Joseph and Mary Huck Mary Block
 
3409 BLOCK, Matthew (Matt) Alexander

Tragically. as the result of an accident on Halloween. Matthew passed away peacefully, with his family and friends at his side, at the McMaster Medical Centre on Saturday, November 1, 2003, at the age of 12. Matt Block of Cambridge, is the cherished son of Kelly and Bob Brook, dear brother of Jenny, Steve, Kevin, Andrew and Caitie, friend of Brent and dear grandson of Ellen and Denis Case, Dennis and Patricia Flood, Stanley (Barney) and Evelyn Brook. He will also be sadly missed by his great aunts and uncles. Loved nephew of Sherry and Doug, Leslie and Rodney and their children, Nicole and Alexander, Christopher, Debbie and Jerry and Dave and Denise. Special friend of Keith, Lena, Zeo, and Matthew Bennett, Ted and Joe Gibbons, Doreen Brown and Lloyd Stewart. and all of his many friends and their families. Matt was a student at St. Joseph's School in Cambridge and he enjoyed playing left wing, with Hespeler Minor Hockey. Matthew loved his school and was an aspiring chef, who shared his passion for cooking with all who knew him. We wish to thank all those who have given us their love and support and we offer our heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, McMaster Medical Centre and specifically, Dr. Holly Smith, Nancy Fram and Chaplain Steve. We were comforted to know that Matthew gave the gift of life to seven families through organ donation. Matthew will be sadly missed by all who knew him. It was a great joy and honor to have shared 12 years with him. Friends will be received on Tuesday (today) and Wednesday, from 6-9 p.m., at Little's Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 Main Street East, Cambridge. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, November 6, 2003, at 10 a.m. A Parish Wake Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, at 7 p.m. Cremation to follow.

The Record 4 Nov 2003 pg B7 
Matthew Alexander Block
 
3410 MARTIN, Muriel (Mrs. Oscar) - On Saturday, October 27, 2007, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Muriel (Block) Martin, age 71 years, of Elmira. Beloved wife of Oscar Martin for 51 years. Loving mother of Rod and Sandy of Guelph, Darren and April of Ancaster and Michele of Elmira. Special grandma of Christopher, Nick, Laura and Nathan. Dear sister of Sharon-Lee Wideman of RR 3, Allenford, Betty Aberhardt and Arnold Meyers of Waterloo, Mary Belle and Donald Poll and Norene Steinman, all of Kitchener. Predeceased by her parents, Irvon and Marion (Weber) Block; three brothers, Dalton, Delford and Arlen in infancy and three sisters, Dorothy Sape, Lillian Jantzi and Adele Deckert. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, transfer will be made to the Elmira Mennonite Church for funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastors Steven Janzen and Rene Sauder officiating, followed by interment in the Elmira Mennonite Cemetery. In her memory, donations to Mennonite Central Committee or The Cardiac Fitness Association would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. A special thank you to the Third Floor nurses at Freeport Health Centre and to Dr. E. A. Williamson for the special care and compassion during Muriel's illness.1a

1aTHE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Oct. 29, 2007  
Muriel Darlene Block
 
3411 Nancy Block, "is married to Albert Stem, a teamster. They reside at Baden, Ontario. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Block
 
3412 Peter Block, is married to Lizzie Schmidt. They reside in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, near Washington P. O., where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Peter Block
 
3413 Samuel Block, "is married to Catharine Well. They reside near Doon where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of eleven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_______________

Joseph sold his property (234 Tilt Dr., Kitchener) to Jacob Block on 25 September 1883 (Waterloo Township, Land Record Abstracts, instr. #8976; Eby 1895:281). The 1891 Census did not enumerate Jacob Block in the sub-district where this property is located, but did enumerate his son there. Samuel Block was 57 years old, and his wife, Cathrine, was 52: they had five children. They were living in a wooden, 1½ storey, 9-room house. Jacob Block died on 3 June 1893, and his executors sold the property to his son, Samuel, on 18 December 1894 (Waterloo Township, Land Record Abstracts, instr.13114). Samuel retained the house and land until 1920.

_______________


Question: Did Samuel remarry. In the 1901 Census is a Samuel Block born 8 Jun 1840 with wife Maria with two children Emma and Edward.  
Samuel Block
 
3414 This log house was originally built about 1861 by Joseph Gingrich, later tenants were Samuel Block, Herbert Wismer and Vernon Schierholz. Schierholz made extensive renovation to the house about 1950. Samuel Block
 
3415 Sarah Block, "is married to Hezekiah Myers, a carpenter. They reside at Wilmot Centre. Their family consists of nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Block
 
3416 Susannah Block, "is married to George Sararus. They reside in Wilmot Township, south of Baden, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of one child named Elmina."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Block
 
3417 Proprietor John G. Moyer in 1864. Bloomindale Hotel Bloomingdale
 
3418 Bloomingdale (Schneider or Snyder) Mennonite Church

Begun: 1824

Services began in 1824, and in 1826 a first meeting house, known as Schneider's or Snyder's, was built northwest of Bloomingdale, and east of the Grand River, on land (part Lot 7) donated by Jacob Schneider.  Henry Weber  was the first minister to this congregation, from 1824 until 1854. He was followed by  Moses Erb  who was ordained minister to the congregation on April 14, 1854. The church building was primarily used as a school in the beginning; the first teacher was  John Bauman  from Pennsylvania. Church services were held in homes. Dorothy Sauder, in her 1972 history of the church, states that "Prior to 1860, Schneider's was the only [Mennonite] place of worship on the Grand River and, until the 1889 Martin schism, it was one with the Martin congregation with ministers serving both groups" (Sauder 1972:8). Services were held on a two-week schedule, at one meeting house and then at the other.
    
Snyder's was affected by division in the church in the early 1870s. The majority of the congregation joined the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites, a group organized by  Solomon Eby  on May 15, 1874, and from 1875-1879 the meeting house was used almost exclusively by them. It was here that the conference was held on March 23, 1875 in which the New Mennonites and the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together as the United Mennonites. However, because the original deed to the church property had been lost or perhaps never duly executed, a new deed was drawn up on January 15, 1879, giving ownership of building and property to the group of more conservative Mennonites in the congregation.

The present church was built in 1878 on approximately the same site as the first meeting house. Renovations to the church building were carried out in 1951. One main entrance, to replace the two separate entrances, was part of the changes made. Further improvements were made in 1985. The name of the church is now Bloomingdale Mennonite Church.

Records:

Baptisms 1868-1902, from Abraham W. Martin's Bishop Book, have been transcribed by Isaac R. Horst and published in his book, Baptism Records 1842-1980. Some records may pertain to Bloomingdale. The book is available at the Kitchener Public Library. For information regarding the availability of any other early records, please contact the Archivist at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6.

[ADDRESS/LOCATION: just west from the northern edge of Bloomingdale - Bloomingdale, ON N0B 1K0; 745-2411]w
References
: Burkholder 1935:89; Epp 1974:125; Epp 1982:269; Good 1988:86.
Church History: Sauder, Dorothy. Trail's End. The Oxbow, September 1972.1a

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] 
Bloomingdale (Snyder's) Mennonite Church Bloomingdale
 
3419 Bloomingdale United Church

Begun: 1860

On the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the first church building, known as the Ebenezer Chapel, was built 1860-1861 on the Winterbourne Road at the junction of that road and the Town Line Road with the Conestogo Road, a junction known as the "Crowsfoot", soon after the arrival in the area of the circuit rider, Rev. S.L. Downey. This first church soon became too small for the growing congregation and the present church site in Bloomingdale was purchased c.1878. A new plain white brick church was in place by the fall of 1879.

A split in the United Brethren in Christ Church in 1889 resulted in two branches each calling themselves United Brethren in Christ. One group remained United Brethren in Christ until November 16, 1946 when the United Brethren in Christ Church united with the Evangelical Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The other group joined the Congregational Church in 1906, and then the United Church in 1925. The Bloomingdale church belonged to this latter group, although some members who had supported the first group left the church. The minister from Alma Street United Brethren in Christ Church in Berlin held services for them in homes and then in a small house purchased by Joseph Snyder c.1900 and converted into a church. This small congregation existed for only another 10 years or so.

A 40 foot tower was added to the church in 1904 at the same time renovations were made to the interior. Dedication services to mark the reopening of the church were held on June 5, 1904. The Bloomingdale congregation joined with the Congregational Church in the spring of 1907 when the transfer of the church property from the United Brethren in Christ Church to the congregation was completed. Bloomingdale was served by the same pastors as Hawkesville (1864-1905) and West Montrose (1862-1907). Bloomingdale became a United Church as of June 10, 1925 and was later with Highland Road United Church in Kitchener. An addition was built on the north side of the church in 1961.

Records:
Baptism dates: unknown Location of records: some at United Church Archives
Marriage dates: 1898-1931* Location of records: at United Church Archives
Burial dates: unknown Location of records: some at United Church Archives

The United Brethren in Christ Waterloo Circuit Register for 1874-1907 at the United Church Archives is said to contain some Bloomingdale references as does the Marriage Register for 1898-1931. *Marriages from January 11, 1898-September 12, 1906, March 10, 1909-December 10, 1924, and February 18, 1926-December 14, 1931 include many references to Bloomingdale and several to Rosendale, and have been transcribed (Madill 1986a); a copy of the transcription is at the Kitchener Public Library.

[ADDRESS/LOCATION: 19 Main St., Bloomingdale, ON NOB 1K0; 745-0535.]
References: Bloomingdale W.I.; Getz 1964:5; Sherk, WHS 1924(12):107; R. Taylor 1986; United Brethren in Christ Church.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] 
Bloomingdale United Brethern in Christ Church See Bloomingdale United Bloomingdale
 
3420 On the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the first church building, known as the Ebenezer Chapel, was built 1860-1861 on the Winterbourne Road at the junction of that road and the Town Line Road with the Conestogo Road, a junction known as the "Crowsfoot", soon after the arrival in the area of the circuit rider, Rev. S.L. Downey. This first church soon became too small for the growing congregation and the present church site in Bloomingdale was purchased c.1878. A new plain white brick church was in place by the fall of 1879.1a

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] 
Bloomingdale United Brethern in Christ Church See Bloomingdale United Bloomingdale
 
3421 Information from: Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906

"BLOUGH, Noah , was b. in Pennsylvania, in 1818, and d. 1882, age 64. He came to Vaughn Tp. with his father at 16 years of age, where they rented farms. Having heard of the Queen's Bush he decided to secure land there, that he might give his family a better opportunity, and in 1865 he came to Maryborough, having just enough money to move his family in. From this small beginning he acquired 200 acres of land, which is now owned by his sons, and considered one of the best farms in the township. He was a man of striking personality, fine appearance, and very popular in the section. He was a Methodist and a Conservative. In 1858 he m. Mary A. Stone, who is living, age 75. Issue: Mrs. James Moffat, Listowel; John (d.); Mary. A. Schenk, Listowel; William, Klondike; Joseph, Man.; Mrs. Jacob Keller, Stratford; Isaac, Alfred, LaMerchant, St. Thomas; Garret, Man.; and Noah, Wallace.

Isaac, was b. in Vaughan Tp. in 1862, and was three years of age when his parents came to Maryborough. He now owns west half of the homestead, where he carries on mixed farming. He is one of the solid farmers of the township, and successful; a Presbyterian and a Conservative. He m. Grace Malloy, of Vaughan Tp. Issue: Wellington E. and Beatrice C. Alfred, b. 1865, owns the east half of the homestead, lot 5, con. 2, Maryborough. Like his brother, he is a solid and successful farmer. He is a Methodist and a Conservative. He m. Maggie, dau. of John Love, of Maryborough. Issue: Sidney and Blanche. The Blough's rank among the best families in the township."
 
Noah Blough
 
3422 Albert J. Blum

The death occurred Sunday night, at 11 o'clock, of Albert John Blum, at his home on King street. The deceased, who was in his 32nd year, had been in poor health for the past five years and two weeks ago was confined to his bed with the illness that proved fatal. It is only two months since his brother Charles was laid to rest. The deceased was born in Bay City, Mich., on June 5, 1898, son of the late John Blum and Mrs. Blum, at the age of three months he came to Preston, where he lived until his death. In 1921 he married Miss Mabel Soutar, who survives him. Besides his widow, he is survived by his mother and four sisters, Mrs. H. Yule of Preston, Mrs. J. Doherty of Dundas, Mrs. D. Bucknell and Mrs. J. O'Connell both of Detroit. The funeral services will be held from the R.C. church, of which the deceased was a member, on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Meyer officiating, interment will take place at the R.C. cemetery at Speedsville.

Kitchener Daily Record 2 Jul 1929 pg 3 
Albert John Blum
 
3423 1901 Berlin Census - Annie is a lodger in the home of Mary Funk Annie Blum
 
3424 Charles Blum

Citizen of Preston and district were grieved today when they learned of the death at 3.10 o'clock this morning of Charles Blum, who for many years has been a resident of Preston. The late Mr. Blum has been in failing health for some years, but this week his condition became worse and he gradually sank until the end came. He was in his 31st year. Besides his mother, Mrs. Shropshire, there survive a twin brother Albert, four sisters, Mrs. Bucknell, Mrs. J. O’Connell;, both of Detroit, Mrs. H. Yule of Preston and Mrs. C. Doherty of Dundas. The funeral will take place, Monday morning from the late residence 141 West King street, at nine o'clock. Services will be held in St. Clement's church and interment will follow later in Preston cemetcry.

Kitchener Daily Record 10 May 1929 pg 3 
Charles Adam "Charlie" Blum
 
3425 Heidelberg, named after the German University town, was a predominantly Germanic rural crossroads community with Lutheran and an Evangelical Association churches. It obtained a post office in 1854.The first settlers were Jacob Blum and Mr. Ancel in the year 1832. Other early families were Byssang, Kertes, Foester, Lackner, Hunergart, Hahn, Miller, Jacobi, Kunkleman,Weiss, Lenninger, Becker, Ament and Hollinger. John Kressler was the first postmaster,1854 Jacob Blum
 
3426 BLUM, Rose E. At her residence, 396 Laurel Street, Cambridge (Preston), Saturday, June 4, 1977, Rose E. Blum, beloved sister of Margaret and Wilfred of Cambridge, in her 77th year. Miss Blum was born and lived all her life in Cambridge (Preston). Retired stenographer fromthe Grand River Railway in 1963. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge. Private family funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Jun 1977 pg 29 
Rosie Elizabeth "Rose" Blum
 
3427 ....The First World War and prohibition law combined to close the Rock Brewery (and many other Ontario breweries) in 1916.

Peter Bernhardt revived the plant in the 1920s with the help of U.S. investors, but it closed for good in 1933.

A few years later, he leased the old stable for $1 to the 1st Preston Scout Troop after being approached by scout leader Wilf Blum, a young pharmacist then working at the Spencer Dalton Drug Store on Queen's Square in Galt.

Blum soon had the scouts renovating the stable. And in 1938, despite knowing little about music, he started the Preston Scout House Band, initially limited to Preston scouts.

Over the next 30 years the band would soar in stature and perform before thousands at major events across North America.....1a


1aFlash from the Past: Old brewery stable became Preston Scout House - Jon Fear The Waterloo Region Record 26 Apr 2013 
Wilfred J. "Wilf" Blum
 
3428 Emily's husband was Charles Clark Emily E. Blumenau
 
3429 BLUNDELL, George T.

Of 843 Regent St., Preston, Saturday, Nov. 18, 1972, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, George T. Blundell, beloved husband of Laurena (Rena) Lambden; dear father of Lawrence (Larry) and Robert, both of Kitchener; brother of Violet (Mrs. Douglas Maxwell) of Oakville, Myrtle (Mrs. Carl Anderson) of Florida, Ethel (Mrs. Harry Webb) of England; also survived by three grandchildren; predeceased by two brothers, Boyce of Ajax and Clifford of Windsor and one sister, Heather (Mrs. Norman Nelson) of Windsor. Mr. Blundell was born in Windsor and came to the Preston area in 1945; he was assistant branch manager for Gestetner of Canada, Hamilton Branch; member of St. Luke's Anglican Church; one of the founders and member of the Board of Management of the church; member of the Preston Masonic Lodge and past master of the lodge; member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126, Preston and the Royal Canadian Legion Band; member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Sales and Advertising Club. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston, until Tuesday noon, then to St. Luke's Anglican Church, for funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Nov 1972 pg 23 
George T. Blundell
 
3430 An Afflicted Family - It falls to our lot to-day to chronicle the death of David B., fourth son of our well-known and respected townsman, Mr. David Blyth. The young man, who was in the 25th year of his age, fell a victim to consumption, under which he has suffered for many months ; and his death makes the third member of this family who has trod the path to the grave in the short space of two years from the same cause. Mr. Blyth, sr., is also himself quite unwell at the present time ; and while we know how cold and formal all words of sympathy fall in the presence of an affliction so great, we can only give utterance to them as springing from the heart of every friend and acquaintance of the family.
Mr. Blyth's funeral took place on Monday afternoon, the attendance being unusually large. In addition to citizens, the Protectives in uniform, and the members of the Canadian Order of Foresters in regalia, marched in procession to the cemetery-the latter society performing the rites of the Order at the grave.1a

1aGalt reporter, 13 May 1887, v.41 no. 2008, p. 1 
David B. Blyth
 
3431 DEATH OF MR. DAVID BLYTH - This old and well-known resident of Galt passed away on Thursday morning after an illness of several months' duration, in the 58th year of his age. During the period of a little over two years three members of the deceased's family have died from consumption, and now the father succumbs to the same fatal disease. Mr. Blyth was a good citizen, and for many years had charge of the cooper shop connected with the Dickson Mills. The surviving members of the stricken family have the heartfelt sympathy of our townspeople generally in their affliction.1a

1aDumfries Reporter Sep 22 1887 
David G. Blyth
 
3432 The little daughter of Mr. R Boal, teacher of West Montrose, had been ill with scarlet fever two weeks when death came to her relief last Wednesday afternoon and was buried the same evening. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. Little Flossie Boal is also ill with the same disease but is now on the way to recovery.1a

1aElmira Signet Date: 29 May 1903 p. 1, col. 3 
Boal
 
3433 George A. Boatman

George A. Boatman of Waterloo died yesterday at the K. W. hospital, after an illness of two months. He is survived by his wife Elenora, one daughter Leona and two sons Leonard and Carl. The funeral will take place on Thursday from his late residence, 52 Caroline street, to St. Louis church at 9:30 for services. Interment will take place at Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 13 May 1924 pg 11 
George William Boatman
 
3434 Mrs. William Winters

The death of Mrs. Wm. Winters, occurred early this morning at her late residence, 634 Hamilton street, following a prolonged illness. Mrs. Winters, who was is her 68th year, is well known in Preston, was a prominent member of the United Church and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Her death will be mourned by a great many friend's and acquaintances as well as immediate relatives and members of the family. The funeral will take place from the family residence at 2.30 p.m. Sunday. Interment to be in Preston cemetery. Rev. A. 0. W. Foreman, of the United Church, will conduct both services.

Kitchener Daily Record 3 Sep 1927 pg 7 
Alberta Bobsien
 
3435 MRS. GEORGE SMITH

A lifelong resident of this district and the lone surviving member of the Bobsin family of early settlers was claimed by death last evening when Sarah, wife of the late George Smith, passed away peacefully at her home on Water street at 9.45 o'clock. Although the late Mrs. Smith, who was in her 76th year, had not been in good health for some time, being confined to her bed some six months ago, her death came rather unexpectedly, causing shock and sorrow among her wide circle of friends and admirers. She was a devout and faithful member of the Preston Baptist church and prior to the time of her confinement had been an active member of the societies of the church. Born in Kossuth where her pioneer parents settled, the late Mrs. Smith had lived for the greater part of her life in Preston, where she was a well-known figure. Her husband predeceased her four years ago, and surviving are three sons, William, Charles and Edward, all of Preston and one daughter, Mrs. W. B. Beckett, also of Preston; seven grand children and three great grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock (E.T.) with a short private service at the late residence, 163 Water street. Owing to the fact that there is not at the present time a resident minister at the Preston Baptist church, the name of the clerk who will officiate, was not made known. It will likely be the Rev. W. Bremner of Galt. Interment is to take place in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 18 Aug 1932 pg 3 
Sarah Bobsin
 
3436 Lived with John Hauserman. Catherine Bochel
 
3437 Mrs. Chas. Lorenz

The funeral of the late Mrs. Chas. Lorenz, who passed away at her home in Kincardine on Monday took place this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bock, 37 Foundry st., Waterloo to the St. Paul's Lutheran church in Kitchener where Rev. Albert Orzen conducted the services. Short services were also held at the house. The death of the late Mrs. Lorenz, who was formerly a resident of this city, occurred after four days illness, following a surgical operation. The funeral was largely attended by friends and relatives showing the high esteem in which she was held by those who knew her. She is survived by her sorrowing husband, a 12 year old daughter, Marguerite, and her bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bock of Waterloo. Two brothers and two sisters also survive. They are Fred Bock of Waterloo, Henry Bock of Toronto, and Mrs. Chas Graber, Ahrens st., Kitchener and Mrs. Herman Hertel of Freeport. Internment was made at Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record, March 30, 1927 
Alma Bock
 
3438 DEVITT, Althea

Of Tiverton, passed away at the Kincardine Hospital, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in her 98th year. She was born on October 18, 1919, to the late Melvina Shantz and Emerson Bock. Beloved wife of the late Homer Devitt, who predeceased her in 1991. Greatly missed by her children, Sylvia (Erv) Nixdorf of Vancouver Island, Graham (Carol) Devitt of Waterloo, Blake (Patty) Devitt of Ripley, Brad (Marla) Devitt of Florida and Lavonne (Brian) Robinson of London. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 9 great- grandchildren, sister-in-law, Grace Bock of Toronto and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Dennis in 1957 and siblings, Ronald Bock, Cameron Bock and Marjorie Sherk. Althea had a deep faith that sustained her throughout her life. She was a gentle and caring person who made everyone she met feel special. She was a gifted artist and writer who took pleasure in sharing her artwork and memoirs with family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 2 p.m. with visitation 2 hours prior. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Waterloo Region Record 16 Jan 2017 
Althea Bock
 
3439 Mrs. Charles Graber, 71, of 99 Gildner St., died today at K-W Hospital after a brief illness. Born May 10, 1883 in Kitchener she was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Her first husband, Z. Levan predeceased her in 1916. Surviving are her second husband, three sons, Arnold and Lloyd Levan and Stanley Graber of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl (Esther) Smiley of Kitchener and Mrs. Otto (Edna) Smiley of Niagara Falls; two brothers, Frederick Bock of Kingsdale and Henry Bock of Toronto. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral will be conducted at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p.m. with internment at Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. Arthur Eissfeldt will officiate. The body is at the funeral home.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, July 22, 1954 
Anna Maria Matilda "Matilda" Bock
 
3440 Mrs. Herman Hertel

Annie Hertel, wife of Herman Hertel, Freeport, Ont., passed away today at St. Mary's Hospital after an illness of two weeks in her 43rd year. Mrs. Hertel was born in this city and attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hertel is survived by her mother, Mrs. George Bock of Waterloo, nine children, six sons and three daughters, Jerome, Ralph, Herman, Russell, Roy, Raymond, Mrs. Olive Hallman, Misses Ruth and Joyce, all at home. Two brothers, Henry Bock, Kitchener, Fred of Waterloo, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Weber [sic], Kitchener, also survive. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home at 2 o'clock and thence to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Internment will take place in Freeport Cemetery. Rev. A. Orzen will officiate. The remains will be resting at the funeral home.

Kitchener Daily Record, October 4, 1934 
Annie Elizabeth Bock
 
3441 Benjamin Bock, "was born May 7th, 1830. He is married to Mary Ann Woods, and resides on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of eight children, namely: IV Henry, IV William, IV, Joseph, IV John, IV Abraham, IV Eliza Ann, IV Mary, and IV Rebecca."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Mr. Benjamin Bock is Dead
Providence Ba
y

Word of the sudden death of the late Benjamin Bock came early on Monday afternoon to this village; and it seemed impossible to believe the tidings. Mr. Bock had been in the best of health on the forenoon of that day,being busy in assisting to get his launch ready for removal to Providence Bay. He ate a hearty dinner and went up to the office at Mr.Riching's to post some letters. He sat down on a lounge, and upon inquiries after his health, said he felt a little tired, and in answer to further inquiries stated that he would be feeling better toward night. In a few minutes he slipped off the lounge and almost immediatelythe spark of life had fled. Mr. Bock was one of the early pioneers of Manitoulin and was universalla (sic) esteemed.2a

2aThe Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 16, 1911 
Benjamin Bock
 
3442 Catharine Bock, "was born February 25th, 1821. She is married to William Bechtel, a farmer. They reside near Bad Axe, Michigan. Their family consisted of nine children1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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BECHTEL - Catharine, wife of William Bechtel, died Nov. 24th 1897, near Berne, Huron Co., Mich. She was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., February 25th 1821, living in holy matrimony with William Bechtel 50 years, 5 months and 10 days. She was the mother of seven sons and four daughters, of whom four sons and four daughters survive; thirty-eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her age was 76 years, 8 months and 29 days. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years; but she has now gone home, we hope and trust to dwell with the redeemed on Canaan's happy shore. Buried on the 28th in the Bay Port Union burial ground. Funeral services by Samuel S. Bowman assisted by Pre. Lantz. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 24, December 15, 1897 - Page 379, 380
 
Catharine Bock
 
3443 partial obituary

Mrs. Catharine Bechtel, widow of George Bechtel, died at the home of her son, Mervin Bechtel, Sunday afternoon at the age of 86 years. Mrs. Bechtel was born on the old Bock homestead, one mile west of the village, July 1, 1856, a d/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Bock. She spent her entire life in this district and since the death of her husband in 1920 had resided with her son in New Dundee. Surviving are two sons, Gilbert of Seaforth and Mervin of New Dundee; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Barbara Buck of New Hamburg. . 1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Jun 1947 
Catharine Bock
 
3444 CLIVE BOCK 1912 - 2007 After a brief illness, Clive passed away peacefully at St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener, on Sunday, August 12, 2007 in his 95th year. He had been happily retired at the Village of Winston Park for several years. Clive will be lovingly remembered by his nephews, Graham, Morison and Douglas and his niece Virginia (Ginny Pink), their spouses, Susan, Kathrine, Liz, and Paul and their children Leslie, Nicholas, Ted, Gavin, Hanna, Laura, Melanie, Lauren and Kara. Clive was predeceased by his parents, Nathaniel and Clara (Schwalm) and his brothers, Stanley, Roy and Donald and his sister, Mildred. Clive was a member of the Benton Street Baptist Church and regularly attended the chapel services at Winston Park. He served with the RCAF from 1942 to 1945 and was stationed in Dartmouth N.S. with the Maritime Command. Following his military service, he returned to the K-W area and began a career in sales with Sunshine Manufacturing, Orr Automobiles and Hartlieb Movers. Clive was an avid outdoorsman and traveled extensively in Canada and the US to enjoy the beauties of nature. Friends are invited to share their memories of Clive with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 from 10 to 11 am. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11 am, Tuesday. Following the service, a reception to celebrate Clive's life will be held at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Condolences for the family and memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, to your favourite charity may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and residents of Winston Park who made his stay there enjoyable and to the doctors and nurses at St. Mary's Hospital who attended to him in his final hours. A special note of thanks to Ron Pope for his kind dedication in his weekly visits to Clive over the past several years. In living memory of Clive, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 13 Aug 2007 
Clive Hudson Bock
 
3445 David Bock, "was born February 19th, 1824. He is married to Catharine Jones. They reside in Berlin"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


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Preston News:

Two more cases of smallpox have been discovered in Preston. Mr. Bock, of Wilmot Township, uncle of Miss Rosenberger, who had been visiting at the home of John Rosenberger prior to the discovery of the Kate Rosenberger case, has developed the disease. He had left and gone to the home of Jacob Rosenberger, Queen Street, a brother of Miss Katie Rosenberger.

They were quarantined and the case appeared on Saturday. Mr. Bock was taken to John Rosenberger's house, where the first case is. This morning we were informed that Miss Rosenberger's father, John Rosenberger, had become a victim of the disease.

In connection with these cases of the disease, a strange thing occurred on Saturday afternoon, when Mr. John Rosenberger's son, Joseph, who resides near the hop yards, and who has been quarantined for some time, developed a sort of dementic, and got away from the house. Not returning in the evening, his wife became concerned and revealed her fears to some friends. The fire alarm was rung and a search was instituted, which lasted til midnight. Just as the friends were about despairing of finding the missing man, he was discovered sitting down at the edge of the river, apparently unconscious of the bitter cold. When found, his hands and feet were frozen. He is, however, quite well today.2a

2aGALT WEEKLY REFORMER - 22 Jan 1903

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Preston News:

The death occurred this morning of Mr. Bock, of Wilmot Township, aged 79 years, at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Rosenberger, Preston, after a week's illness.3a

3aGALT WEEKLY REFORMER - 29 Jan 1903 
David Bock
 
3446 Lived with his brother Levi. David Bock
 
3447 SINCLAIR--BOCK , On September 29th, by Pastor W.H. Law, at the residence of the brides father, Mr. David George Sinclair, to Miss Eliza Ann Bock, both of Carnarvon.1a

1aManitoulin Expositor, October 18, 1884 
Eliza Ann Bock
 
3448 Elizabeth Bock, "was born October 25th, 1819. She was married to George Densted. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, where she died October 12dth, 1851. She had no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bock
 
3449 Ezra Bock, "was born June 23rd, 1837, and died the same day he was born."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ezra Bock
 
3450 Frederick Bock, "a native of Wurtenburg, Germany, where he was born February 21st, 1769. He came to America when a young man and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was married to Mary Reichart, sister to old Christian Reichart who came to this county in 1800. To them were born six children, namely: III Jacob, III John, III Daniel, III David, III Samuel, and III Catharine. Of the above family Jacob was the only one who came to Canada and settled in this county. The others with their descendants are to be found in Pennsylvania, the Western and Pacific States."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Frederick Bock
 
3451 Frederick Bock, "was born July 18th, 1836, and died August 9th, 1836."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Frederick Bock
 
3452 Gideon Bock, "was born May 18th, 1832, and died June 16th, 1849."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Gideon Bock
 
3453 Obituary - Henry Bock

Another of Manitoulin's early Pioneers and most respected citizens passed on to his reward Nov. 13th, in the person of Henry Bock. For some months, the late Mr. Bock had been the prey of chronic bronchitis with his strength slowly diminishing. The last few weeks of his life were a burden to him but his mind remained clear to the end.

Mr. Bock was born in the country of Waterloo, May 4th, 1855, being the eldest of the family of nine children of the late Benjamin and Mrs. Bock. The family moved to the South line of Bruce County, near Hanover, where they engaged in farming. In 1876, the father and Henry, hearing of the prospects of land on Manitoulin Island, recently ceded to the Government made a trip up. On this occasion, they circled a part of the Island, passing between Manitoulin and Barrie Island in a small boat., where now is dry land. Not until the father made a second trip did he locate a farm on the shores of Spring Bay on Lake Mindemoya. To this the family moved in October, 1877. On the second of January, 1883, at Sandfield Mills, Henry Bock and Esther Cranston were united in marriage. For a time, they lived on a farm near the Monument, (Alexander's Corners), later at Morrison's Corners, but being burned out there, built in 1898 on the farm where he died.

His long life was blessed by excellent health and though of a quiet and retiring disposition, he was very energetic in all he undertook. In early times he laboured hard clearing land and working in his father's mill by the lake.

In the work of the church he led the singing of the services held in No. 2 school house. He assisted very materially in the erection of the church near Monument Corner and served as superintendent of the Sunday School for a number of years.

Left to mourn his loss are his wife, two sons, George and Melvin, five sisters and one brother. The sisters are Mrs. D.G. Sinclair, Kenora, Mrs. G. Moore, Coombs, B.C., Mrs. W.J .Moore, Black Diamond, Alta., Mrs. A. Tracy, Spring Bay and Mrs. S. Sinkler, Kirkland lake. The only surviving brother is John of Kitchener, William and Abram having predeceased him.

The funeral service was held from his late residence on Monday, Nov. 14th, at 1:30 p.m. The cortege proceeded to Providence Bay United Church where fitting tribute was paid to a life of Christian service. The pastor Rev. H.W. Strapp, was assisted by Rev. G.W. Johnson of the Mennonite Church. The pall bearers were old friends, Augustus Johnston, Earl Tracy, Arthur Hill, Herb Caddel, John Caddel and Bert Bond.

Floral tributes were from the family Monument United Church. The Tracy family, Mr. and Mrs. Verdun Buie, and Little Current Public School Staff.1a

1aThrough The Years, Vol. VIII, No. 12, October 1991, page 9 
Henry Bock
 
3454 He married Mary Kechnie (b. abt 1886), dau. of William and Mary Eggert, on 14 Dec 1909 in Toronto. Henry Bock
 
3455 Henry George Bock

Following a lingering illness of more than eight months which confined him to his bed, Henry George Bock, aged 74 years, passed away at his home, 37 Foundry street, early this morning. The deceased since coming to Canada about 16 years ago has lived the greater portion of that time in Waterloo. On his arrival from Germany where he was born, he took up residence in Kitchener, moving to Waterloo soon after. His wife, two sons, Fred of Waterloo, Henry of Toronto, and two daughters, Mrs. Graeber of Kitchener and Mrs. Herman Hertel of Freeport survive him. One sister living in Nebraska also survives. The funeral will be held on Friday, May [sic] 6, from his late residence on Foundry street, at 2.30 o'clock and thence to the Mount Hope Cemetery for internment.

Kitchener Daily Record, June 4, 1930 
Henry George Frederick "George" Bock
 
3456 Jacob Bock, "was born April 2nd, 1828. He is married to Elizabeth Liebler and resides in Port Elgin, Ontario, where he is engaged as a carpenter."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Bock
 
3457 Jacob Bock, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 18th, 1798. He came to Canada when a mere lad and made his home with his uncle, Christian Reichart, who resided at Freeport, Ontario. He was married to Catharine daughter of old John and Elizabeth (Diefenbacher) Shupe. She was born March 29th 1798, and died May 2nd, 1869. He died March 18th 1867. The resided near New Dundee, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by Mr. David E. Bergey. To them was born a family of fifteen children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


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On the 18th of March, in Wilmot Township, Waterloo Co., C.W., JACOB BOCK, aged 78 years and one month. He leaves a widow and ten children to mourn their loss. Funeral sermons were preached by the brethren George Smith and Moses Bowman. He was a Deacon in the Mennonite Church for 24 years. L.B.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 5 - May 1867 - Page 78

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Jacob Bock's Will:

The last will and testament of Jacob Bock the Elder of the Township of Wilmot in the County of Waterloo, in the Province of Upper Canada. I Jacob Bock considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being yet of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in the following manner and form.

First, I will that my funeral expenses and other lawful debts shall as soon as may be paid by hereinafter named Executor out of my Estate. I will that after my death my beloved wife Katharine shall have and own and possess all the household furniture together with all and singular the effects commodities and income from the farm on which we now live and every property that I may be in possession of at my death the same to have and to hold for her own use and benefit as long as she shall live.

I Will that after her death all the household furniture and all her private property shall he appraised and sold by my after named executor to the best advantage either public or private as to him shall seem most fit and proper. I also will that my daughter Magdalena shall have the sum of One Hundred Dollars and the privilege of taking any article at the appraisment for her own use, all this over and above her lawful share.

I Will that one year after the demise of myself and wife my Estate shall be settled and a division made among all my children so they all receive ever equal and alike, and concerning the legacy in my favor from my Brother John's Estate in the State of Pennsylvania when that becomes due and is collected then I Will that that also be divided even equal and alike, and lastly that Wendle Hallman of the Township of Wilmot in the County of Waterloo and Province of Upper Canada be constituted and appointed the Executor of this my last will and Testament and he is hereby enpowered to collect debts grant receipts and to do my thing and everything that may be required in settling up the Estate, revoking all former wills heretofore by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty one.

Signed, Jacob Bock

Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Jacob Bock as his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed their names.
Signed, John Hallman; Jacob Bock, Junior.

Filed for recording, October 27 A.D. 1876. A true copy taken from the original Nov. 16, 1876. A. A. Skinner, Register.
(Source: Will Book, Vol H., Page

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JACOB BOCK (1789-1867): WATERLOO COUNTY'S FIRST POTTER by Michael Bird

Dr. Bird, an associate professor of Religious Studies at Renison College, University of Waterloo, has made an extensive study of Germanic folk arts and crafts in Ontario and is the author of a number of books and articles dealing with the subject.

The tradition of village craftsmanship was particularly strong throughout the 19th century in Waterloo County, supported by the German settlers and their descendants who patronized local cabinetmakers, blacksmiths, weavers and potters. Of special interest is a Mennonite craftsman who produced redware pottery in the 1820s, making him the earliest known potter of Waterloo County, and one of the earliest in Upper Canada.

During the early waves of emigration from Pennsylvania to Waterloo Township, numerous talented craftsmen brought with them the necessary skills required by a fledgling community along the Grand River. Among these early settlers appears the name of Jacob Bock, a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite whose family made the trek from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Canada in the early 1800s. According to the account of local historian Ezra E. Eby, Jacob Bock came to Canada when a mere lad and made his home with his uncle, Christian Reichert, who resided at Freeport, Ontario.(Footnote 1) Married to Catharine Shupe (1798-1869), he lived in the Freeport area until eventually moving a few miles further to the west, where he took up farming near New Dundee, settling on the farm later owned by David E. Bergey.

Throughout his life, Jacob Bock was to serve the local community in various capacities, including both civic and religious functions. In 1823 he was appointed township clerk, a task he performed until 1827, when the position was filled by David Clemens. (Footnote 2) Bock returned to these duties in later years. In a letter written in 1844 to his brothers John and David, of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, Jacob narrates the following interesting story:

I myself have now been confined for two weeks with a sore foot. I had for two years to travel our township regularly to take the assessment, and this year on the 8th of March, when on my return home after taking my route, my horse fell with me and bruised my right foot in such a manner that after riding about a mile my foot swelled so that I had to cut the boot to get it off. (Footnote 3)

In addition to his services as township clerk, Jacob Bock accepted, somewhat reluctantly, the township position of superintendent of Common Schools, which he described as a very critical, harassing, difficult, unprofitable and like-wise responsible business, and an imposed task which ...I still expect to get through with credit to myself and without incurring any penalty. (Footnote 4)

That Jacob Bock was a man of strong religious character is attested by family recollection and by notes preserved by descendants, (Footnote 5) and by the fact he was ordained the first deacon in the Blenheim Mennonite Church, assuming that position in 1841. (Footnote 6) He served in this capacity until his death in 1867, when he was succeeded by John Cressman. (Footnote 7)

On the basis of known signed and dated pieces, it appears that the pottery-making career of Jacob Bock was brief and of modest proportion. The positively identifiable crocks from his hand were made within a few short years. Most were made in a single year, 1825, between the dates of January 4 and September 17. One jar is dated 1822, making it possibly the earliest known surviving example of Ontario redware pottery. That pottery-making was a short-lived activity is suggested in the remark by descendants, pottery-making must have been a sideline for him; he was really a farmer first and foremost. (Footnote 8)

Pottery examples attributable to Jacob Bock are few in number, but include several unusual straight-sided earthenware jars with applied decoration in the form of faces and a figure labelled S. Ambrosius. From these pieces it is apparent that he employed a mould with which he was able to fashion identical details. Made of dark earthenware, these jars are finished with transparent glaze. They do not possess the dramatic mottling or spatter technique used by many Germanic potters in Ontario, although the interiors are finished with a black speckling similar to that used by later Waterloo County potters such as William K. Eby (1831-1910) of Conestogo.

The choice of design motifs on the Bock earthenware jars suggests the possibility that he was familiar with comparatively sophisticated European press-moulded ceramics. Such applied figurative details are to be seen also on stoneware pottery. It is not inconceivable that he had seen a single piece from which he adapted general design arrangements used in his own work. The figure of St. Ambrosius, known traditionally as patron saint of bees, is imprinted four times on some jars, while on the September 17, 1825 example it appears twice. Some jars have a small number of applied faces, while the September 17 jar has this detail applied in 46 places around the exterior of the piece! In contrast to much simple utilitarian earthenware of Ontario's Germanic settlements, the pieces made by Jacob Bock present an almost formal appearance, an effect to be achieved again at a much later date by Germanic potters in Huron County who produced urns and flowerpots with applied sprigs and floral embellishments. While Jacob Bock made a very small number of jars during a brief period for localized use, these later potters manufactured a large quantity of decorated earthenware over a lengthy period for comparatively wide distribution.

Two other pre-1830 pottery examples found in Waterloo County are of somewhat less certain attribution. One is a simple storage jar with the date 1820 inscribed on the bottom, found in Preston (Cambridge). Another is a redware barrel, inscribed Waterloo 1827. The signature on this piece, if by the same hand, suggests a production of at least five years. If by another hand, it raises the intriguing possibility of two potters at work in Waterloo Township at an extremely early date.

Although the pottery-making career of Jacob Bock was of short duration, it is interesting that he apparently continued to think of himself as a craftsman until late in life. Indeed, in the 1851 Ontario Census there appears a last descriptive entry: Jacob Bock potter retired craftsman. (Footnote 9)

FOOTNOTES
1. Ezra E. Eby, A Biographical History of Early Settlers and Their Descendants in Waterloo Township (Kitchener: reprinted by Eldon D. Weber, 1971), p. 69.
2. Waterloo Historical Society, vol. 16 (1928), p. 39.
3. Waterloo Historical Society, vol. 50 (1962), p. 93.
4. Ibid., p. 93.
5. Much helpful information was generously provided to the writer by Evelyn Blundell, Mildred Lehman and other descendants in
conversations in August and September, 1980.
6. Cf. L. J. Burkholder, A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario (Toronto, 1935), p. 280.
7. Ibid., p. 64.
8. Cameron Bock of New Dundee made this observation in conversations with the author in January, 1980, indicating that it was a generally-held view among family descendants.
9. Recorded in 1851 Ontario Census Returns, District 2, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, p. 69.
(Source: Waterloo Historical Society, Volume 20, 1982)
 
Jacob Bock
 
3458 John Bock, "was born September 24th, 1816. He was first married to Barbara Erb and after her decease to Nancy Bechtel. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by their son Moses where he died October 17th, 1892. His family consisted of twelve children, all of first wife, namely: IV Mary, IV, Samuel, IV Susannah, IV Amos, IV, Moses, IV Fannie, IV Lydia, IV Catharine, IV Ephraim, IV Peter, IV Jacob, and IV John Wesley. All are dead save Moses and Lydia."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Bock
 
3459 Carson and Helen had Susan Mary Bock, Barbara Jean Bock, John Allen Bock, Larry Carson Bock, Carol Margaret Bock

Both my parents were cremated and their ashes were dispersed at the family cottage on Shortts Lake, just near a small town in Nova Scotia called Brookfield. The Cottage is now owned by James and Helen Walsh. James is the son of Therese Courtney, who was the sister of my Mother, Helen Courtney.

Carol Bock - 2015 
John Carson "Carson" Bock
 
3460 JOHN W. BOCK

Passed away at his residence, 11 Centre St., Elmira, on Thursday, April 20, 1978, John W. Bock in his 105th year. A member of Bethany Missionary Church, Kitchener, he had lived on Manitoulin Island before coming to this area. Husband of the late Frances Elliott; father of Carson of Mississauga, Ronald of Elmira, Mrs. Nelson (Mildred) Lehman of Kitchener, Mrs. Bayward (Blanche) Buie of Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island and Mrs. Gordon (Edith) Eby of Cranbrook. B.C. He was predeceased by one son, Alvin. Also survived by 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo until noon on Saturday; then to Bethany Missionary Church, Kitchener, for the funeral service at 3 p.m., Rev. Clarence Hunking officiating. Interment in Memory Gardens. Donations to the WMS of Bethany Missionary Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Apr 1978

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John Bock 103 Years Young!

This grand old gentleman has just recently celebrated his 103rd birthday. His mind is still very alert and he can reminisce for hours about his past adventures in life. He spans the ages from the time of travel by oxen to the space age. Joh Bock was born in 1873 at Carlouh (sic) near Port Elgin and he moved up to Manitoulin Island at the age of 4 yrs returning to Kitchen (sic) in 1928.
John Bock's 103rd birthday was honoured by his family and friends a few weeks ago with a get together in the afternoon followed by a buffet supper at the home of his daughter Mildred Lehman in Kitchener where he is presently staying. Two beautiful cakes were cut; one was in the shape of an open book with the words '103 years that is!' on it, and the other One Hundred and Three Years young. There were many visitors to call on Mr. Bock young and old and there was a span of nearly 103 years between the youngest great granddaughter Rebecca Klink 3 weeks old and John Bock. Amongst his many gifts and cards was a framed picture of his mother Mary Ann Woods and his father Benjamin Bock, notepaper, candy tree, embroidered cushion etc. Everyone was asked to sign the Guest Book which had been started on his 100th birthday.

John Bock was the 9th child in the family. He had to work hard on the farm with his father but he was handy with his hands and as a child he made a little sleigh and hitched 2 barn cats up to it with an oxen style yoke. Mr. Bock lived with his parents after his marriage to Frances Elliot in 1906 near the present Stanley Park. He helped his father with the saw mill and he told me several interesting tales about his earlier days. He sold a young cow for $25 put $5 with it and bought his wife a sewing machine. She would spin wool and get someone else to weave cloth for their clothes. His wife also braided wheat straw to make hats and Mr. Bock would make leather mocassins for the children out of the backs of his mitts when they were worn out. They bought clothes and provisions from stores that were operated by the lumber mill.

John and Frances Bock who died in 1967 after their 65th wedding anniversary had 6 children 5 of whom are still living and John Bock has 21 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Today John Bock lives with his daughter Mildred in Kitchener or his son Carson and family in Mississauga. He reads his bible, writes letters watches T.V. and goes for the occasional car ride. He enjoys company and is a remarkable elderly gentleman in better health now than a year ago!2a

2atranscribed by Marilyn Irish

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John Bock Celebrates 104th Birthday

John Bock still enjoys visiting with his family and friends and reminiscing on his past life. He still remembers with great clarity events of 80 years ago and it is fascinating to listen to John Bock telling tales of the pioneer days.He now resides at Martin's rest home in Elmira and enjoys watching T.V. especially soap operas and church services. John Bock has two sons, three daughters (one of them being Blanche Buie of Providence Bay) 20 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. Mr. Bock had two birthday celebrations-one at he home of his son Ron in Elmira on Sunday before the actual date and the other on the day of his birthday at the home of his daughter Mildred in Kitchener. Many friends and relatives from all over Ontario have been calling to wish him well.

It is fascinating to think that a century ago John Bock moved to the "new country" of Manitoulin Island, when he was 4 years old. His family lived in a log shanty near Stanley Park and then the following year built a log house the remains of which can still be seen beside the big old white house just west of Stanley Park. Apart from arthritis Mr. Bock is in good health and is a grand old gentleman at 104 years young.3a

3atranscribed by Marilyn Irish

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Bock, John Woods - one of the areas oldest residents passed away at the Martin's Rest Home in Elmira on Thursday, April 20, 1978 in his 105th year. Mr. Bock was born near Walkerton May 26, 1873 and when he was four the family of nine moved to what was then "new country" on Manitoulin Island. He farmed in the early part of his life on the farmed owned by Mrs. Harvey Tracy moving to the Kitchener area in 1929. In 1931 he was hired as a cartaker at the John Forsythe Co. Ltd. and remained there for 26 years until he retired at 83. He was a member of Bethany Missionary Church, Kitchener.

Husband of the late Frances Elliott and dear father of Carson of Mississauga, Ronald of Elmira, Mrs. Nelson (Mildred) Lehman of Kitchener, Mrs. Bayward (Blanche) Buie of Providence Bay and Mrs. Gordon (Edith) Eby of Cranbrook, B.C. He was predeceased by on son Alvin of Galt also survived by 22 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Rested at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home 171 King St. S. Waterloo until noon on Saturday then to Bethany Missionary Church, Kitchener for the funeral service at 3 p.m. Pall bearers, Douglas & Bob Lehman, David Bock, Joe Buie, John Bock, Carson Bock, Rev. Clarence Hunking officiated. Interment in Memory Gardens.

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John Woods Bock
 
3461 Levi Bock, "was born May 20th, 1815, and died November 19th, 1880. He was married to Rachel Rosenberger and resided on his father's homestead where he was engaged in farming. To them were born twelve children, namely: IV Nancy (dead), IV Isaac, IV Elizabeth, IV Aaron, IV Catharine, IV Gideon, IV Jacob (dead), IV Magdalena, IV Margaret (dead), IV Levi, IV Barbara, and IV Hannah (dead)."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Levi Bock
 
3462 Magdalena Bock, "was born August 4th, 1822, and died August 15th, 1876, on her parents' old homestead. She was unmarried." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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December, 1876 Aug. 15th, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, of consumption, Sister MAGDALENA BOCK, aged 54 years, and 11 days. Funeral the 18th. Services by Wentel Hallman, Jacob Hallman and Moses Bowman2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XIII, Number 12 - December, 1876 - page 206, 207 
Magdalena Bock
 
3463 SHERK (nee Bock), Marjorie 1907 - 2010 Marjorie Elfleda (nee Bock) Sherk passed away at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge, on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the age of 103 years, 5 months, and 17 days. Marjorie was born on March 24, 1907 in Wilmot Tp.; daughter of Emerson and Melvina (nee Shantz) Bock. Married in 1935 to Floyd Sherk, they lived in New Dundee, Ontario. In 1981 they moved to an apartment in the Fairview Mennonite Complex, Cambridge. Floyd died in 1986. Marjorie was a faithful member of Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, New Dundee. Marjorie is survived by her five children, Marian (Fred) Witmer of New Hamburg, Vernon (Leone) Sherk of Kitchener, Kathryn Sherk of Kitchener, Allan (Carolyn) Sherk of Mississauga and Alice (Pete) Gill of Indiana. Survived by nine grandchildren, Joan (Paul) Doehn, James (Karen) Witmer, Bevin (Crystal) Witmer, Sheila (Doug) Dedman, Wendy (Brian) Wiens, Peter (Paula) Sherk, Lisa (Amitai) ben David, Kimberly (Chris) Brand and Rhonda (Mike) Williams. Also survived by 17 great-grandchildren, four greatgreat- grandchildren, by her sister Althea Devitt, sisters-in-law Grace Bock, Norma Sherk and Isabel Frey; and many Bock and Sherk nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents and husband, infant great-granddaughter Hannah Dedman, her brother Cameron Bock and his wife Margaret, her brother Ronald Bock, brother-in-law Homer Devitt, and by several Sherk brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Visitation will be held at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, New Dundee, on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Funeral service at 2 p.m. with Interment to follow at New Dundee Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated. Cards are available during the visitation, by calling the Henry Walser Funeral Home in Kitchener, 519-749-8467 or by visiting Marjorie's memorial at: www.henrywalser.com "Great is Thy Faithfulness, Lord unto me."
 
Marjorie Elfreda Bock
 
3464 Mary Bock, "was born May 1st, 1818. She is married to Peter Haymacher, a shoemaker. They reside near Wilmot Centre. Their family consists of ten children, namely: IV Jacob, IV, Noah, IV Levi, IV Menno (dead), IV Fannie, IV Isaac, IV Amos, IV Catharine (dead), IV Mary Ann, and IV John (dead)."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Bock
 
3465 Buie Bassingthwaite passed away at Mindemoya Hospital on S aturday, September 12, 1987, in her 77th year.

Born Mary Elizabeth Blanche Bock on April 21, 1911, at Old Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island, she was the third child o f the late John Woods Bock and Frances Elliott. She (Blanche) received her education at S.S. No. 3 Carnarvon and Minde moya Continuation School. In 1929 she moved with her family to New Dundee and later to Kitchener where she was employed by Forsyth's Shirt Factory.

In 1934 she married Verden Buie and for the most of the next 34 years, they lived near Providence Bay. They had two children and two foster children. In 1972 she married Bayward Buie, and in 1979 she married Raymond Bassingthwaite. She is survived by her husband Raymond Bassingthwaite of Mindemoya; son John and daughter-in-law Mary of Kagawong., daughter Margaret and son-in-law Douglas King of Mindemoya; son Joseph Patreau and daughter-in-law Gail of Sault Ste. Mar ie; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild; sister s Mildred (Mrs. Nelson Lehman) of Kitchener and Edith (Mrs. Gordon Eby) of Cranbrook, B.C.; brothers Carson Bock of Mississauga and Ronald Bock of Elmira. She was predeceased by husbands Verden in 1965, and Bayward in 1979; and by brother Alvin in 1967.

Eastern Star Service and visitation was held at the Pentecostal Church, Spring Bay on Sunday evening. Reverend Frank Haner officiated at the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 14. 'Amazing Grace' was sung by Bruce and Margaret Galbraith and the congregation sang, "In the Garden". Six grandsons acted as pallbearers-Jeffery King, Bradley King, Matthew Patreau, John Smith, Steve Smith and Richard Pat terson. Interment followed in the Grimesthorpe Cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Blanche (nee Bock) in her 77th year, at Mindemoya Hospital on Saturday, September 12, 1987. Beloved wife of Raymond Bassingthwaite, dear mother of John Buie, Margaret (Mrs. Bill Smith) Catherine (Mrs. Doug King) and Joe Patreau. Dear sister of Mrs. Mildred Lehman, Edith (Mrs . Gordon Eby), Carson and Ron Bock. She is also survived b y 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by husbands Verden (1965) and Bayward (1979) Buie. Fr iends were received at the Spring Bay Pentecostal Church with funeral services at the church Monday morning. Interment : Grimesthorpe Cemetery. Reverend Frank Haner officiated. 
Mary Elizabth Blanche "Blanche" Bock
 
3466 On the 29th of July, 1891, at her uncles, B. Bock, on the Manitoulin Island, Nancy, wife of Chas. Spreeman, of New Dundee, Waterloo County, Ont., aged 46 years, 7 months and 22 days. She leaves a husband and eleven children to mourn. May the Lord console and comfort them. On the 27th June she started in company with her brother, Levi Bock, for Manitoulin Island, to visit her friends, and while on the Steamer between Wiarton and the Island, she was prostrated by a stroke of Paralysis, and had recovered a little and thought she would get well again and said that she was ready and willing to go or stay if it pleased the Lord to take her, that she was satisfied. Her whole trust was in the Lord. She improved in strength, but could not move her left arm nor left leg but her foot a little. She could rest well until the morning of the 27th of July, when she was taken with pains, and the Dr. said that her heart was affected, and that there was not much hope. She was a great sufferer for two days and nearly two nights. She could speak whenever the pains ceased a few minutes. Only a few minutes before she died she asked whether Jesus was with her and she looked up and said, Yes. The word "Jesus" seemed to cheer her. She died in great peace. Funeral services conducted by Mr. Johnston, Presbyterian Student, who delivered a very appropriate address. Text, Rev. 14:13.1a

1aGospel Banner, 15 Aug 1891
 
Nancy Bock
 
3467 Rebecca Bock, "was born September 6th, 1825. She is married to Abraham Bechtel and resides in Port Elgin, Ontario"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Bock
 
3468 Samuel Bock, "was born August 11th, 1834, and died February 10th, 1840."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Bock
 
3469 Bricker.--Susannah, widow of the late Noah Bricker died at the home of her daughter in Kitchener, Ont., after a lengthy illness, Jan. 5, 1936; aged 75 y. 9 m. 9 d. She was born on March 27, 1860, a daughter of the late David and Catherine Bock, and was united in holy wedlock to Noah Bricker about 46 years ago, who passed to his eternal reward on March 24, 1926. She leaves 1 daughter (Mrs. Eldon Hertzberger), who so tenderly cared for her mother during her last long illness; also 2 grandchildren and 3 brothers (Addison J. Bock of Kitchener and David and Simeon Bock, both of Windsor, Ont.). One sister and two brothers predeceased her. Sister Bricker was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church. She will be missed among the circle of her home, community and church. Funeral services were conducted by C. F. Derstine, G. F. Barthel, and E. Becker. Theme, The Broken Circle.1a

1aGospel Herald, January 30, 1936 - Vol. XXVIII, No.44 - page 941, 942, 943 
Susannah Bock
 
3470 Susannah Bock, "the youngest child of Jacob and Catharine (Shupe) Bock, was born May 11th, 1840. She is married to John Rosenberger. They reside in Preston, Ontario, where he is engaged with Clare Bros., stove founders. The have a family of seven children, namely: IV George, IV Jacob, IV Margaret, IV Joseph, IV Magdalena, IV Catharine, and IV Elizabeth.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Bock
 
3471 William Bock,

WIlliam Bock of Spring Bay, second son of the late Mr. and Mrs.Benjamin Bock, passed away on July 17th after a long illness borne with much patience and Christian resignation.

Mr. Bock was born in the county of Waterloo in Dec. 1856 and was in his sixty-third year. A few years later they went to Bruce then a tract just being settled. They located near the village of Carlsrhue. About the year 1877 they came to Manitoulin. Mr. Bock Sr. had been on the Island the previous year. Before removing his family he bought the farm on Spring Bay containing a small clearing from its previous owner, Mr. W.Pattison of Providence Bay. There were two portages to make after landing at Manitowaning and two lakes to traverse. The first portage led from Manitowaning to Van Zant's Landing, then proceeding over Manitou Lake to Lehman's Landing the second portage was encountered extending from the point to Lake Mindemoya. While the family and supplies were being conveyed in this manner the three eldest boys, Henry, William and Abraham brought the stock in by way of the Government Road then in a very crude condition.

On the homestead on which the family settled Mr. Wm. Bock breathed his last. The many and trying experiences of pioneer life he knew welland frequently during his lingering illness he related some of them.

Under the preaching of Rev. W. Schroeder, a Mennonite minister hewas converted to God, thirty-two years ago, since which time he has lived a consistend Christian life being a member of the Spring BayMennonite Church and its secretary treasurer until ill health prevented his further service.

Twenty-four years ago he married Miss Sarah J. Dowsett who survives him. He also leaves one son, Stanley who resides at home.

The funeral was conducted by his pastor Rev. W.H. Yates and interment took place at Providence Bay cemetery. On the following Sunday a memorial service was held in the Mennonite Church.1a

1aThrough The Years, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 1984, page 32 The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 31, 1919  
William Bock
 
3472 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Boden
 
3473 HAAS, Dora

Of 1381 Pineview Ave., Cambridge, on Tuesday, April 28, 1987, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 59th year, Dora Bodenbinder. Beloved wife of Rudolf Haas and dear mother of Werner and his wife Hermine of Cambridge, Gerhard and his wife Gloria of Kitchener, Helga (Mrs. Glen Strubl of Cambridge. Also survived by seven grandchildren and three brothers and two sisters in Germany. Mrs. Haas was born in Germany and came to Cambridge in 1957 from Saskatchewan. A member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Grand Avenue, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday (today), 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home, Friday, May I at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Apr 1987 pg B15 
Dora Bodenbinder
 
3474 MELVYN EDWARD (Ted) BODMAN VE3CD 1914 - 2009 Passed away, peacefully, on Saturday, February 14, 2009, at the age of 94 years. Dear husband of Margaret Eleanor (Peggy) Bodman. Predeceased by his brother, Hugh R. Bodman. Survived by sister-in-law, Gertrude Bodman; nephew, Mel Bodman and his wife Roxanne and niece, Joanne Whidden and her husband Warren and their families. Ted served in the Second World War from 1942 - 1945 with the British Security Co-Ordination, Radio Intelligence Division. He was the founder of Waterloo Electronics Supply Co. Inc.; Member of Lake Shore Masonic Lodge No. 645 in Etobicoke; PM of Temple Lodge No. 690 Waterloo; 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Guelph Valley; Royal Order of Scotland, Kitchener Chapter No. 117 R.A.M., and Red Cross Constantine No. 12 Mocha Shrine Temple, London. Ted was also a member of St. Columba Anglican Church, Waterloo and an active HAM radio operator since 1933. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ted with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Thursday February 19, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, February 20 from 10 - 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dana Rodgers officiating. Following the service everyone is invited to join the family in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit. Cremation and interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Etobicoke at a later date. Condolences to the family and in lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Ted, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record newspaper - Feb. 17, 2009 
Melvyn Edward Bodman
 
3475 Mrs. Katherine Kropf, widow of George Kropf, who resided at 201 Weber St. E., died yesterday at the K-W Hospital in her 86th year. She was born in Germany and came to Canada in her 21st year, being married in this city two years later. Mrs. Kropf is survived by three sons, William, Sturgis, Mich., George of Kitchener and Henry of Waterloo, a daughter, Mrs. Fred Kehn, and 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be from the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home Thursday at two o'clock, to St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. A. H. Eissfeldt will officiate. The remains are resting at the funeral home.

Kitchener Daily Record, October 9, 1945 
Catherine Boecking
 
3476 Wilhelm Böcking

Wilhelm Böcking, who gently passed away here on March 29th, was born on June 26th 1818 in Romrod, District of Alsfeld, Grand Duchy of Hesse, and came to New Hamburg at the age of seventeen years, married three years later, then lived for two years in Petersburg and finally settled in Berlin. He resided on Queen St. for forty years, where at present the residence of Dr. Bowlby stands. For the last 13 years of his life, he lived on Ellen St. The deceased was one of the first members of the St. Peter's Lutheran congregation here and was one of the directors for a lengthy period. He also, for some time, held the office of a license inspector. His wife already preceded him into the beyond ten years ago. Of his children, two (Katharine and Wilhelm) have already died and eight are still living: Heinrich and Jakob in Toledo, Ohio; Herman in Hanover; and Alice (married to Mr. Chas. Randall), Bertha, August, Hugo, and Charles reside here in Berlin. Mrs. Randall's daughter Amanda was particularly close to her grandfather, and was also not forgotten by him in the division of his estate. (poem follows)1a

1aBerliner Journal 10 Apr 1902 translated by Patricia J. Kauk 
William Boecking
 
3477 CHAS. H. BOECKNER

The death took place suddenly at Kitchener, on Monday morning, of Chas. H. Boeckner, a well-known resident of Kitchener, at the age of 67 years. He was at his work at the Canadian Consolidated Smart Step Factory, when the call came, death being due to heart failure. Mr. Boeckner was born in New Hamburg in 1854, a son of the late Peter Boeckner. Previous to moving to Kitchener, he carried on a harness business in Newton and Milverton for many years. He resided in Kitchener for the past 15 years. He leaves to mourn his loss a sorrowing wife and one son and daughter, Harry and Annie at home; also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ritz, of Kitchener, and Mrs. Pressprich, of Detroit. The deceased was a member of Nith Lodge No. 96, I. O. O. F., New Hamburg. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from his late home, 31 Duke street, to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, thence to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent 10 Feb 1922 pg 1 
Charles Henry Boeckner
 
3478 Roth.-Elizabeth, daughter of John and Maria (Megli) Boeckner, was born in Ontario, Canada, Feb. 18, 1976 passed away at her home in Albany, Oreg., Oct. 19, 1948, following a heart attack; aged 72 y. 8 m. 1 d. On Dec. 28, 1899, she was united in marriage to David Roth in Lincoln, Nebr.; he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1943. One daughter and 3 sons predeceased her in early childhood. Surviving are 2 sons (Ed and Amos, both of Albany, Oreg.), 10 grandchildren, and one sister (Annie Roth, Plymouth, Nebr.). In her earlier years she united with the Mennonite Church and re-mained a member until death. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at the Fairview Church, Albany, in charge of N. M. Birky, assisted by Henry Gerig and Melvin Schrock. Text: John 14:1-3. Interment was made in the Willamette Memorial Park.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLI, Number 47 - November 23, 1948, page 1126 
Elizabeth Boeckner
 
3479 Jacob Merner with his wife and family emigrated from Germany and settled on a farm miles west of New Hamburg in 1837. Several of the ten children still survive, among them being Mr. Christian Merner of whom a sketch appears elsewhere. Wm. Smith had the first blacksmith shop. It was here that the late Samuel Merner learned his trade. Jacob Brill was the first cooper and did a thriving trade in barrels, churns, &c. The pioneer weaver was John Oehm who made cloth for his numerous patrons on his hand loom. Theobald Seyler owned a frame hotel on the site of the present Queen's and John Boeckner did the cobbling and shoemaking for the neighborhood. The latter's shop was on the site of the present residence of Mr. D. Becker. Wendel Schuyler was the first teacher in 1838 or 1839. A portion of the first log schoolhouse still stands near the Cemetery and is used for a dwelling: Soloman Weaver was a miller in the early days and later became an evangelical minister. Business men who came a little later were Wm. Burkhold, who established a brickyard; Fred Merner who started a carriage business and Wm. Hunter, who had a general stare. In the early 50's Sylvester Frank built a brewery. It was of brick and a portion of it is still in use in connection with the present brewery. The village has gradually increased in population and assessment with no particularly stirring events to mark its even progress. The great flood of 1883 due to a cloudburst is an event never to be forgotten by those who witnessed it. On that occasion the water covered the streets up to the door of the Imperial hotel, and swept away the Rau, Hartman and Helmer bridges, thus cutting the village off from the outside world. In this its golden jubilee year, New Hamburg stands a community of contented, busy people, living in good homes and doing admirably their little share of the great world's work.1a

1aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
Johannes Boeckner
 
3480 THE BENTON STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

"Julius Boedecker was church clerk."

A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937

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August Fuchs was an early jeweller and watchmaker. He built the Fuchs Block. Spiers & Osborne of Galt opened a general store in Berlin in 1856. Conrad Stuebing came to Berlin in 1857 and with J. Boedecker as a partner, bought Christian Enslin's bookstore.

Old factory smoke : Berlin, Ontario / by Robert A. Glover, 2013


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Julius was Benton Street Church first clerk in 1852 
Julius Boedecker
 
3481 FRANK, Dorothy

Passed away peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Wednesday, May 22, 1996, age 80 years, of Waterloo. Mrs. Frank was a member of St. Michael's RC Church in Waterloo and a charter member of the Catholic Women's League. Member of the Carmel Guild and the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary. Predeceased by her dear husband, Clayton in 1976. Loving mother of Sister Barbara, SSND, of Woodstock; sister of Bill and his wife Dorothy Boegel of Waterloo, Grace Hartleib of Waterloo, Kay Graham and her husband Dick Sumer of Hamilton, Mae Hicks and her husband Sam of Kitchener; sister-in-law of Sylvia Boegel of Waterloo. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews and dear friend, Roberta Faria. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Ida Boegel; two brothers, Joseph and Mervyn and brother-in-law, Vincent Hartleib. Mrs. Frank's family will receive friends and relatives at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, this evening (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be said at the funeral home on Friday evening at 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered on Saturday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's RC Church in Waterloo, Rev. James Malone officiating. Interment at Parkview Cemetery,

The Record 23 May 1996 pg D5 
Doris E. Boegel
 
3482 Frank H. Boegel

Frank H. Boegel, 78, Queen St. South, died Monday, in St. Mary's Hospital. Born in St. Clements, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Boegel. A retired carpenter, he was a member of St. Mary’s RC Church, the League of the Sacred Heart and the Holy Name Society. His wife, the former Agnes Voisin, died in 1921. Surviving are two sons, Raymond of Waterloo and Clayton of Kitchener; two daughters, Alma of Kitchener and Sister M. Agnesine of Preston and one brother, Edward of Kitchener. There are two grandchildren. The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home, where the rosary will he recited at 8 p.m., Wednesday. Prayers at the funeral home at 8.30 a.m., Thursday and will he followed by requiem high mass at St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock. Burial will he in St. Clements.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Mar 1960 pg 5 
Francis Henry "Frank" Boegel
 
3483 Sister M. Agnesine

Died at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown on January 25, 2008 in the 69th year as a School Sister of Notre Dame. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Agnes (Voisin) Boegel; her sister, Alma Krieg and brothers, Vincent, Raymond and Clayton. Lovingly remembered by members of her religious community and relatives. Sister Agnesine started her teaching career at St. Mary's School, Kitchener. She then taught the elementary pupils at Notre Dame Academy, Waterdown and accompanied them to the newly opened St. Thomas School in the village. Other schools in Ontario where Sister Agnesine taught were Notre Dame of Welland, St. Emeric, Hamilton, St. Michael, Cambridge, Holy Family, Hanover and Lady of Lourdes, Waterloo where she was also principal. For nine years, Sister Agnesine served in schools in western Canada, namely in Mearns and Riviere Qul Barre, Alberta, Unity, Saskatchewan and Cloverdale, British Columbia. She also was teacher of religious education in the public school in Pine Point, Northwest Territories. After retiring from classroom teaching, Sister moved to Caledonia where she visited the elderly and was a part-time instructor in religious education in St. Patrick School. When Sister Agnesine moved to Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown, she generously assisted with a variety of tasks. Sister Agnesine was an avid reader and enjoyed both reciting and writing poetry. Visitors will be received at Notre Dame Convent on Saturday, January 26, 2008 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday, January 27, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Service is on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 28, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Notre Dame Convent Cemetery.

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Mary Boegel
 
3484 Maude Runstedler

Funeral service was conducted on Thursday at St. Mary's RC Church, Linwood, for the former Josephine (Maude) Boegel of Linwood. She died last Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 78. Mrs. Runstedler was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 1933, and by three brothers and two sisters. She was the mother of Carl and George of Kitchener, Bernard of Ottawa, Edward of Crosshill, and Theresa (Mrs. Morris Vince) of Tillsonburg, sister of Elizabeth (Mrs. Morris Vince) of Tillsonburg, sister of Elizabeth (Mrs. John Stumpf), Stratford and Mary (Mrs. Jacob Lorentz) of St. Clements, also survived by 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
Mary Josephine "Maude" Boegel
 
3485 Mary Mathilda "Mathilda" Boegel
 
3486 Matilda lived with Charles and Clara Fischer in Elmira in 1901 and was employed as a domestic.

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KIESWETTER, Mrs. LinusIn Galt, Friday, April 30, 1954, Mathilda Boegel, beloved wife of Linus J. Kieswetter in her 67th year. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. North; requiem mass in St. Patrick's RC Church, Galt, Thursday, May 6, at 9 a.m. Interment in St. Clements RC Cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 May 1954 pg 7 
Mary Mathilda "Mathilda" Boegel
 
3487 Tombstone Reads. Mary Mathilda "Mathilda" Boegel
 
3488 BOEGEL, Philip Henry

Passed away peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Tuesday, December 20, 2005, 92 years of age. Philip Henry Boegel, loving husband of Olga Boegel of Kitchener. Dear father of Karen Reinhardt (Dr. David) of Waterloo, Patricia Ernewein (Larry) of Waterloo, Mary Ellen Squires (Carl) of Waterloo and Joanne Boegel (Peter) of Kitchener. Dear Grandfather of Lee Ann Reinhardt (Jeff), Christopher Reinhardt (Coleen), Kirsten Raithby (Dan), Jeffrey Ernewein (Dale Ann), Lori Merlihan (Joe), Denise Acton (Kevin), Patrick Squires, Carla Squires, Andrew Squires (Courtney). Great-Grandfather of Elyse Reinhardt, Lauren Raithby, Cassandra, Nicole, and Colin Merlihan, Alyson Acton, Joshua Ernewein, and Nollan Squires. Fondly remembered by one sister Beatrice Palecznay of Waterloo. Predeceased by one brother Art Boegel and two sisters Irene Lorentz and Florence Bock, and one great-grandchild John Jeffery Ernewein. Philip was retired after 48 years of owning Boegel Appliance in Kitchener. Philip was a member of St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church and a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church Street, Kitchener on Thursday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be offered in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. (tonight). Prayers will be recited on Friday, December 23, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. Transfer will then be made to St. Anne's R.C. Church for a Complete Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Father Mark Sullivan officiating. Reception to follow in the Heritage Room of the funeral home. Cremation to follow.

The Record 22 Dec 2005 pg B7 
Philip Henry Boegel
 
3489 NEW CEMETERY. The youngest child of Mr. Jos. Boehler was the first to be interred in the new Catholic Cemetery recently purchased on the south side of Bleams road, on Jacob B. Roth's farm.

New Hamburg Independent 19 Aug 1892 pg 3 
Emma Theresa Boehler
 
3490 Xavier Boehler founded the New Hamburg Pottery and settled in Canada around 1848. By 1851 he lived in New Hamburg where he was a potter. By 1854 his pottery was found on a map on the east side of Peel Street. He had a brother Valentine who lived in Egmondville, Ontario.

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New Hamburg....Among the early Catholic inhabitants were: Joseph Hartmann, from Sparenberg, Bavaria, a butcher and tavernkeeper who came in 1847; Sylvester Frank, a brewer, was certainly here in 1842, possibly some years earlier (Sanderl's register); Xavier Boehler, a potter from Alsace.1a
1a
The Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916 
Franz Xavier "Xavier" Boehler
 
3491 The man who started the World Boxing Council Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis on his career as a junior boxer in Kitchener, Arnold Boehm made a notable contribution to the youth of the Region of Waterloo through his involvement as a coach with the Waterloo Regional Police Association Boxing Club. Born in Wellesley Township in 1933, one of a family of eleven, he boxed as an amateur in his youth and then worked with Hook McComb in coaching the Police Club boxers.

Boehm was a coach of the Canadian team at the World Junior Championships in the Dominican Republic in 1983 when Lewis won a World title. He helped coach the Canadian team at the Los Angeles Olympics and the North American team at the World Cup IV in Korea in 1985. He coached many more aspiring boxers in the community, including Chris Johnson, a bronze medalist at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

In 1982 Boehm was named Boxing Ontario's "Coach of the Year," was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1989 and received a Canada 125 Award in 1992. Boehm passed away on October 9, 2002.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

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Arnie Boehm
Canada's foremost amateur boxing trainer: Lennox Lewis's mentor and father figure

Arnie Boehm was to Lennox Lewis what Cus D'Amato was to Mike Tyson: a boxing trainer who doubled as a father figure. Boehm not only discovered Lewis, but nurtured and mentored him through early adulthood, helping to transform him into an Olympic champion and future undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

When Lewis first walked into the Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1977, Boehm saw a "big, awkward kid - really gangly. It was like he was tied together at the joints with string. His limbs were like spaghetti." Lewis was not adjusting to adolescence well: he was introverted and unconfident, boisterous and ill-disciplined. He had moved to Canada to join his mother, Violet, who had left England after his already married father had refused to wed her.

In England Lewis had been raised by a great-aunt and teased for being illegitimate; now in Canada, his white classmates mocked this newly arrived black Englishman with a strange Cockney accent.

Boehm, by trade a power-line man with a local hydroelectric company, had become involved in boxing training through Jerome "Hook" McComb, a police officer who had started the academy in the 1940s. Boehm had been an amateur pugilist as a youth, winning half of his 50 encounters, fighting at between light-welterweight and middleweight. "I was no great shakes as a boxer," he conceded. "But I've got the knack of coaching others."

Lewis had gone to Waterloo Regional Boxing Association gym on the advice of his headmaster. Exasperated at his new pupil's violent temper, he suggested boxing as a means to channel his aggression. "I'd seen Lennox come in. He was with a friend of his called Andy," Boehm remembered of that day in 1977. "You could see that they were both a bit nervous, but at the same time there was an eagerness about them. They were clowning and joking, pushing each other, giggling and hee-heeing as boys will do in a boxing gym." Boehm soon recognised in Lewis determination and ambition. He was a very attentive pupil, and he was soon sparring and training with his coach on a daily basis.

Just as Lewis then needed a father figure in his life, so Boehm, who had five grown-up children, warmed to the idea of taking up the paternal role. He not only bought Lewis his first boxing gear and fed him extra meals but, according to Joe Steeples, a biographer, "slipped him pocket money, taught him to drive, to fish, to make cement, to fix a fuse, explained the facts of life, remembered his birthdays, teased him if he got above himself, encouraged him about his schoolwork". Lewis's mother was not, to begin with, entirely happy about the relationship. "He was staying out late, and Arnie was driving him home. And I was kind of wondering about him because you hear stories about guys in gyms."

In his first official amateur bout, Lewis knocked out his opponent in two rounds, and three years later, in October 1980, the 15-year-old overcame the 22-year-old former Canadian amateur middleweight champion Kingsley Hataway, and subsquently began seeking challengers in the senior open class.

In form true to raw-eggs-for-breakfast Hollywood legend, Boehm subjected his protégé to all the elements in training sessions, hollering from the sidelines as Lewis paced his way through thick snow or driving rain. In preparation for the 1983 World Junior Championships, for instance, he took Lewis and the young boxer's girlfriend to Toronto's Centennial Stadium. Boehm said he would be ready only when he had run up and down the terraced-steps 25 times in a row in the freezing rain. Lewis did even better.

"It was straight out of the Rocky movies. I could hear the music from the film going in my head, and it gave me a kind of power," remembers Lewis. "And when I'd done the 27 it was just like a still from the movie I was at the top of the stadium, arms aloft, and all three of us were cheering." Lewis went on to win the Championships in the Dominican Republic fought in temperatures of more than 32C (90F).

In April 1984, shortly before the Los Angeles Olympics, Boehm took Lewis to visit Cus D'Amato and Mike Tyson at their house in upstate New York. The two boxers spent more than a week together, sparring, running up mountains, and doing push-ups and bench presses.
Having won his first senior international bout in Sweden in January of that year, Lewis went into the Olympics in relative confidence. But he lost against the favourite Tyrrell Biggs. He made up for this four years later when he won for Canada its first boxing gold medal since 1932. When, after Seoul, Lewis came back to Britain to turn professional, he and his mentor parted company. Under Arnie Boehm's tutelage, Lewis had scored 95 wins and suffered nine defeats.

Although Boehm had taken over the Kitchener boxing academy in 1981, in 1985 it was forced to close after the withdrawal of government funds. Because of his preoccupation with boxing, he had already lost his job with the electricity company, and had earned a living as a self-employed lineman. The academy re-opened in 1986, and after numerous relocations including in a church basement and at the back of an industrial piping business - it can now be found in a mall off Kitchener's King Street East. Boehm continued in his role as the wise man of Canadian boxing. As well as Lewis, he has helped to nurture the likes of Fitzroy and Syd Vanderpool, Chris and Greg Johnson, Donny Lalonde and Art Binkowski.

He continued to follow his most famous protégé's career in latter years, and Lewis did not forget him either. Every time Lewis fought, Boehm was sent first-class airline tickets to the encounter, and a limousine would meet him at the airport to deliver him to a five-star hotel. He was at the ringside in Memphis in June when Lewis knocked out Tyson to retain the world heavyweight championship. Giving credit to the progress Lewis had made in his professional career, Boehm said that night: "I just feel tonight that I've reached my crowning achievement."
He is survived by his wife Verna and two daughters and two sons. A daugther predeceased him.2a

2aThe London Times October 11, 2002 
Arnold P. Boehm
 
3492 A-1-69 John Boehm, Probate of the Will of John Boehm, formerly of the Township of Wilmot, Laborer, deceased, granted on prayer to John Becker,and Caspar Horn, appointed Executors thereof on the twenty sixth day of April 1855…

I, John Boehm, of the Township of Wilmot, Yeoman, being sick and weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, have now determined to direct what disposition shall be made of my property after my decease and considering the condition of those among whom, as my heirs at law, in my judgement, my Estate should be distributed. As to my worldly Estate, and all the property, Real, personal, or mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed…I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following…..I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Barbara Boehm, all my household furniture, such as beds, bedding and bedsteads, cupboards, tables, drawers, and chests, books, stoves and pipes, crockery and cooking utentials[sic] together with all other household and kitchen furniture of whatever name or nature the same may be, also my Wagon and Farming implements, and my live stock, such as horses or mares, horn cattle, sheep and swine, together with all other living stock of whatever kind or nature… I also give to her the use, improvement and income, together with the rents, profits and benefit of my Lot of land and dwelling house with it's appointments thereto belonging, Situate in the Township of Wilmot, containing about forty acres of land, being composed of the south part of lot number nine, on the north side of Bleam's Road, in the said Township of Wilmot. I give, devise and bequeath to John Adam Boehm, eldest son of my son Adam Boehm, unto him of my affection for John Adam Boehm, the said before mentioned lot of land and remises situation as aforesaid, and its appurtenance, and all profits, income and advantage that may result there from and after the decease of my beloved wife Barbara Boehm….And lastly I do nominate and appoint my friends John Bricker, and Caspar Horn to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament…

Witnessed by Michael Frantz and John Ringler
Will date 16 April 1855
Proved 26 April 1855
Inventory amount £73/13/91a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.
 
John Boehm
 
3493 south part 40 acres John Boehm
 
3494 Abram O. Boehmer, "a private banker, is married to Hannah Unger. They reside in Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham O. Boehmer
 
3495 Alford owned a cottage on Lake Huron, Ontario. Alford L. "Tommy" Boehmer
 
3496 Elma Boehmer, "the youngest, died, aged three years and six months."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Alma Boehmer
 
3497 Boehmer, Augustus, general hardware merchant.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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August and Charles Boehmer in the sixties owned a hardware, stove and tinware store at 58 East King Street. In 1874, they began manufacturing paper boxes, after selling the hardware stock to C. E. Moyer and the tinware shop to Peter and Henry Hymmen. Hymmen Bros. first leased quarters in the Canadian block from J. Y. Shantz, and later on in the Germania block. Hardware and plumbing were added to their lines. In 1892, Peter Hymmen bought his brother's share. In 1906, he opened up West King Street as a business section, erecting a large block at No. 158. Mr. Hymmen was active until shortly before his death in 1930. Prior to his departure, his sons, H. I.. Hymmen and Homer Hymmen, had been their father's associates and now direct the enterprise. After Henry Hymmen left the firm he was for four years with H. Wolfhard & Co., and then bought C. E. Moyer's hardware stock. He carried on in the Dunke block until 1900, when he was appointed superintendent of the waterworks. George Potter, who for many years had been with John Fennell & Son, bought Mr. Hymmen's stock, and is still doing business at the old stand.2a

2a
A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 159 
August Boehmer
 
3498 Years Served: 1891 Carl S. "Charles" Boehmer
 
3499 SUDDEN DEATH AT GALT
Fell down stairs and broke her neck.

Mrs. Catharine Kreason, Galt, sister of Mrs. Herman Eby and mother of Mr. J.B. Kreason, town, met with an accident on Saturday evening that resulted fatally. The lady who was 66 years old, was staying with her daughter, Mrs. Ed Codling, Galt, and she was preparing to go out with them for the evening. She intended to go down cellar to attend to the furnace and fell headlong down the stairs, breaking her neck. She was picked up unconscious and died four hours later. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow. A family of ten children survive her.1a

1aBerlin News Record - 10 Feb 1902 
Caroline Boehmer
 
3500 CHARLES BOEHMER

Kitchener relatives were informed today of the death at the Soldiers Military Home, Dayton Ohio, of Charles Boehmer, 61, formerly of this city. Mr. Boehmer left this district 30 years ago to live in the United States. Relatives in Kitchener include a brother, Oscar Boehmer and a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Putnam.

Kitchener Daily Record 24 Sep 1937 pg 19 
Charles Henry Boehmer
 
3501 C.H. "Carlo" Boehmer of Berlin achieved fame as an amateur hockey player, an opera singer and an industrialist.

He was a well-known hockey star and played football while attending the University of Toronto.

Possessing a splendid voice, in 1906 he began to study comic and grand opera in Milan, Italy. He was a close friend of Enrico Caruso and Edward Johnson, at one time head of the Metropolitan Opera Company. He lived with Johnson in New York in 1902 and 1903 when they were both studying voice. He gave concerts in Italy and the United States. His success in Italian opera was spectacular and he toured South America with an Italian opera company. He was engaged by the Chicago Opera Company in 1919.

In his later years he returned to Kitchener and joined the family business, A & C Boehmer Box Company, later becoming president.

He was active in many community organizations.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Charles Henry "Harry" "Carlo" "Carl" Boehmer
 
3502 Clara Boehmer, "is married to J. Appel, a merchant tailor. They reside in Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Clara O. Boehmer
 
3503 MRS PETER LANG PASSES AWAY:

One of Berlin's esteemed residents, Mrs. Peter Lang, nee Elizabetha Boehmer, passed away at her home, 295 King Street, on Saturday in her 69th year after suffering for a period extending over fully 25 years. She bore her affication with a true Christian fortitude. She was a faithful member of the Benton Street Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Lang were for a term of years residents in Rochester, but returned to Berlin about three years ago. The deceased is survived by a husband and five children, Mrs. (Rev) Schoen of Topeka, Kansas, Rev. Herman Lang, of Salem Ohio, Mrs. W. T. Haigh, Albert and Winnie at home. The surviving brothers are Messrs. August, Charles, Philip and Reinhardt Boehmer, all of Berlin. The funeral took place this afternoon from the residence to Mount Hope Cemetery followed by a service at the Benton Street Baptist Church.1a

1aPaper unknown 
Elisabetha Boehmer
 
3504 The funeral of the late Mrs. Peter Hagey who passed away at the home of her son Menno, in Hamilton, was held yesterday afternoon from the residence of her son (3 Emerald Street South) to Hagey Mennonite Church (Preston). Rev. Mr. Willis of Hamilton officiated. The service was largely attended and many beautiful floral tributes were received. Pallbearers were: Joseph Hilborn, R. B. Osgood and John Ross of Preston, Menno Hagey of Hamilton, and John and Henry Hagey of Brantford.1a

1aThe Galt Reporter 13 May 1936 
Elizabeth Boehmer
 
3505 Elwin O. Boehmer, "is clerk in his father's store, Berlin. Unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elwin O. Boehmer
 
3506 Appointed 2 Apr 1915 - Separated 1 Jul 1919 H. F. Boehmer
 
3507 Henry S. Böhmer

In recent days, death reaped a wealthy harvest in Berlin and area. At noon Saturday, Henry S. Balmer, one of the most prominent citizens of our town passed away. He was born in 1836 on a farm near Berlin, and came to Berlin 36 years ago. He ran a store on the spot where Beck and Schell's shop now stands, and from whose beginnings, gradually, the present Böhmer Company developed. The deceased, in addition, belonged to several other industrial organizations, was active in the expansion of Berlin and had, on his own, approximately 50 residences and other buildings constructed here. He was on city council for two years. His first wife was Anna Oberholtzer, who passed away about 14 years ago. Several years ago, he married Mrs. Margaretha Guth of Milwaukee, Wisc., who survives him, as well as five children from the first marriage, as well as five brothers and one sister. The burial was to have taken place on Tuesday afternoon, after a service in the German Baptist Church, but had to be postponed, because several relatives only reached Berlin late in the evening, because of the snow-fall.1a

1aBerliner Journal 3 Mar 1904 pg 4 col 3 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk

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Henry S. Boehmer and Associates



Henry S. Boehmer, merchant, began business at 16 East King Street, in a store 16 x 20 feet, in 1868. He and his brothers Charles and Philip erected the Dunke block, and in association with them and his brothers August and Herman, the block at 58-62 East King Street. At various times, his four brothers and P. S. Lautenschlager were partners of the store enterprise; and later on, E. D. Lang, Julius Appel, and his sons, A. O. and E. O. Boehmer. The firm dealt in dry-goods and became one of the chief mercantile houses in the county. Mr. H. S. Boehmer broke ground in Alma Street and built six houses in it. Elsewhere in the town he erected upward of fifty homes. At the time of his death he was President of the Dominion Table Company, and a director of the Berlin Piano Company and J. Y. Shantz & Sons. On his deathbed he was told of the Wellesley Railway by-law, just voted on, having lacked three votes of the necessary majority. "What a pity," said he, "I have three votes that would have carried it."2a

2a
A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 158 
Henry Stoltz Boehmer
 
3508 Henry Boehmer was the original owner of this 1 1/2 story brick siding clad house. In 1978 it was listed as in very good condition. Henry Stoltz Boehmer
 
3509 Original owner Henry Boehmer, built in 1874-1875. 1 1/2 story brick house, in 1978 it was listed as in very good condition. Henry Stoltz Boehmer
 
3510 Original owner Henry Boehmer, built in 1874-1875. 1 1/2 story brick house, in 1978 it was listed as in very good condition. Apparently by 2003 it was demolished. Henry Stoltz Boehmer
 
3511 BOEHMER, Jacob
Death has again visited our village, Mr. Jacob Boehmer passed away on Thursday morning from cancer of the stomach. The funeral will leave his late residence on Sunday at 2 p.m. for Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.1a
1a
Berlin Daily Telegraph 23 Apr 1910

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J. Boehmer Passes Away in Haysville

One of Waterloo County's best known hotelmen, Mr. Jacob Boehmer, passed away quite unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday evening. The deceased has not been in the best of health for about two years but was able to be about most of the time. He took a turn for the worse shortly before his demise. The deceased was about 65 years of age and has been a resident of this country the greater part of his life time. He was a successful hotelkeeper in New Hamburg, Waterloo, Plattsville and during the last eight years in Haysville. He is survived by his widow and nine children namely: Jacob, Toronto, Mrs. Geo Mickus, Toronto, Fr-d - Scott, Ind, Wm., Berlin, Mrs. A. E. Shantz, Berlin, Mrs. F. Gatzke, Plattsville, Joseph, Listowel, Harry, Goderich; and Miss Pearl, Toronto. The deceased was chief constable in Waterloo for some years. The funeral will be held on Sunday2a

2aBerlin Daily Telegraph 21 Apr 1910 
Jacob S. Boehmer
 
3512 It is reported that Valentin was born in Schoenenberg in Rheinland Phalz, Germany, proof is needed to confirm. Johann Valentine Boehmer
 
3513 Lived with Henry Boehmer. John Boehmer
 
3514 1871 - Katharina Brechbiel was staying with George Hollinger. Katharina Boehmer
 
3515 From Ada Schnarr Miehm. Four generation photo of Franz Meier, Elizabeth Ann (Annie) Meier Boehmer, Laura Boehmer Becthel, and Evelyn Bechtel Knox. Laura Etta Boehmer
 
3516 MRS. HERBERT BECHTEL Mrs. Herbert Bechtel, (nee Laura Boehmer), 58, died suddenly this morning at her late residence, 35 Krug St. She was born in Arthur on Oct. 29, 1885, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Boehmer. She was married in this city on Sept. 3, 1907. She attended Trinity United Church. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Pte. Clarence H. Bechtel, Allenburg, Ont., five daughters, Mrs. John Noble, Toronto, Mrs. Lloyd Morrison and Mrs. George Heubach. both of this city, Mrs. Walter Reeves, Malton, and Mrs. Neil Jones of Galt. Also surviving are nine grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted by Rev. E. 0. Seymour at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home on Saturday at two o'clock. Interment will be made in the First Mennonite Cemetery. Remains are resting at the funeral home.1a

1aKitchener Waterloo Record; May 11, 1944 Page 17 
Laura Etta Boehmer
 
3517 Macey's son David Harding lives in Pompano Beach, Florida in 2012. Macie Carolyn Boehmer
 
3518 SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. RHINEHARDT DUNKE IN CHICAGO
An Esteemed Lady Gone to her Eternal Rest

Mrs. Dunke, the esteemed wife of Mr. Rhinehardt Dunke, of the well-known grocer firm in Berlin, died suddenly Monday afternoon in Chicago, where she had gone to a hospital in that city for treatment a week ago to-day. Mrs. Dunke had been ill for six months and her son Mr. C.B. Dunke, accompanied her to that city. After leaving Berlin nothing was heard from them until Monday morning when Mr. Dunke received a telegram informing him that his wife was rapidly sinking and asking for him to come over at once. A second telegram informed the family of her death. The word of Mrs. Dunke's decease caused sorrow among a wide circle of friends, who respected her very highly for her many kind and neighborly ways. Besides her husband, two sons, Mr. C.B. Dunke, a member of the Town Council and Mr. E.B. Dunke, a member of the grocer firm, and two daughters, Miss Ida and Miss...1a

1aBerlin Daily Record 2 Jul 1895 
Magdalena Boehmer
 
3519 Malinda Boehmer, "is married to C. J. Nordhausen, a button manufacturer. They reside in Rochester, New York." Malinda Boehmer
 
3520 22 May 1919 The Princess of Wales chapter of the Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire, presented 50 soldiers who returned to Kitchener during the previous month with $5 gold pieces. Mrs A. B. Pollock had the honor of making each presentation.1a

1aKitchener100.ca (2012) 
Rachel L. "Racie" Boehmer
 
3521 BOEHMER, Dr. Stewart L.

Past president and chancellor of the Ontario Bible College, the Ontario Theological Seminary and former pastor of Calvary Church, Pape Avenue, Toronto, at Toronto East General Hospital, on Saturday, May 18, 1991. Rev. Stewart L. Boehmer, beloved husband of Evelyn (Bender) Boehmer; dear father and father-in-law of Dr. Fred and his wife Vida Boehmer of Brandon, Fla. and Jim and his wife Faye Boehmer of Unionville. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his many friends. Private funeral services were held on Tuesday. Public interment will be held in Mount Hope cemetery, Kitchener, today (Wednesday) at 2:30 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 May 1991 pg A13 
Rev. Stewart Lorne Boehmer
 
3522 VALENTINE BOEHMER.

Germany has sent to America many of her children, and the usual result has been the betterment of those who have been fortunate enough to survive the perils of a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and to reach in safety the welcoming arms of Columbia. Valentine Boehmer was born in the empire of Germany, in that part formerly known as Prussia, December 8, 1852, a son of Valentine and Catherine Erbach Boehmer, and the eldest of their five children, the younger four being Charles, Kate, Philip and Herman. Valentine Boehmer, the father, was born in 1824, came to America in 1855, and first sought a home in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he bought a tract of one hundred acres, followed his trade of cooper, and there passed the remainder of his life, dying August 10. 1896. He was a member of the Lutheran church, and in politics a Conservative, as well as a member of his town council.

Valentine Boehmer remained at home with his parents until about twenty-six years of age. when he came to Greenwood township, St. Clair County, Michigan, and here married, in 1878, Miss Mary Rau, a daughter of Rev. J. L. and Mary (Berthoum) Rau, the former of whom owned one hundred and twenty acres in Greenwood township, followed farming, in addtion to preaching, was a Republican in politics, and died in 1882, The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Boehmer has been blessed with four children, namely: Charles, born May 15, 1879. and now residing in Detroit; Alfred, born December 8. 1881, and at present a sailor on the great lakes; Harry, born November 22. 1855, also a sailor, and Mary, born May 18, 1896.

Valentine Boehmer acquired an excellent education in youth, and for thirty years has followed the vocation of teacher in St. Clair County, ten years in one district. He was, however, reared to practical farming, and owns at least twenty acres of good land, and this he cultivates, in addition to teaching school. He thus makes a comfortable living, and wins the respect of all who know him, for his industry redounds to his credit as also does his ability as a teacher.

In politics Mr. Boehmer is a Democrat, is very popular with his party, and has been elected to all the school offices, and as supervisor of Greenwood township for one term. In all the positions Mr. Boehmer has fillel he has exhibited decided ability, and he has served in each with conscientious devotion to duty. In religion he is a devout member of the Lutheran church, and freely contributes of his means to its support, and aids it otherwise when circumstances render such aid desirable or will permit. Fraternally Mr. Boehmer is a memlier of the tent of Maccabees at Jeddo, St. Clair County, and socially he and family mingle with the best circles of Casco township and St. Clair county. Mr. Boehmer has made his way unaided through life, and ail he owns is the result of his own industry, good management and innate good sense. He has always been frugal, but never stingy, his heart and hand being ever open in response to the appeals of the poor or needy. His integrity has never been impugned, and his word is considered as reliable as his signature to any document in which he makes a promise of any kind whatsoever.

Biographical memoirs of St. Clair County, Michigan to which is appended a comprehensive compendium of national biography; memoirs of eminent men and women in the United States. pg 631 
Valentine Boehmer
 
3523 VALENTINE BOEHMER.

Germany has sent to America many of her children, and the usual result has been the betterment of those who have been fortunate enough to survive the perils of a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and to reach in safety the welcoming arms of Columbia. Valentine Boehmer was born in the empire of Germany, in that part formerly known as Prussia, December 8, 1852, a son of Valentine and Catherine Erbach Boehmer, and the eldest of their five children, the younger four being Charles, Kate, Philip and Herman. Valentine Boehmer, the father, was born in 1824, came to America in 1855, and first sought a home in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he bought a tract of one hundred acres, followed his trade of cooper, and there passed the remainder of his life, dying August 10. 1896. He was a member of the Lutheran church, and in politics a Conservative, as well as a member of his town council.

Valentine Boehmer remained at home with his parents until about twenty-six years of age. when he came to Greenwood township, St. Clair County, Michigan, and here married, in 1878, Miss Mary Rau, a daughter of Rev. J. L. and Mary (Berthoum) Rau, the former of whom owned one hundred and twenty acres in Greenwood township, followed farming, in addtion to preaching, was a Republican in politics, and died in 1882, The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Boehmer has been blessed with four children, namely: Charles, born May 15, 1879. and now residing in Detroit; Alfred, born December 8. 1881, and at present a sailor on the great lakes; Harry, born November 22. 1855, also a sailor, and Mary, born May 18, 1896.

Valentine Boehmer acquired an excellent education in youth, and for thirty years has followed the vocation of teacher in St. Clair County, ten years in one district. He was, however, reared to practical farming, and owns at least twenty acres of good land, and this he cultivates, in addition to teaching school. He thus makes a comfortable living, and wins the respect of all who know him, for his industry redounds to his credit as also does his ability as a teacher.

In politics Mr. Boehmer is a Democrat, is very popular with his party, and has been elected to all the school offices, and as supervisor of Greenwood township for one term. In all the positions Mr. Boehmer has fillel he has exhibited decided ability, and he has served in each with conscientious devotion to duty. In religion he is a devout member of the Lutheran church, and freely contributes of his means to its support, and aids it otherwise when circumstances render such aid desirable or will permit. Fraternally Mr. Boehmer is a memlier of the tent of Maccabees at Jeddo, St. Clair County, and socially he and family mingle with the best circles of Casco township and St. Clair county. Mr. Boehmer has made his way unaided through life, and ail he owns is the result of his own industry, good management and innate good sense. He has always been frugal, but never stingy, his heart and hand being ever open in response to the appeals of the poor or needy. His integrity has never been impugned, and his word is considered as reliable as his signature to any document in which he makes a promise of any kind whatsoever.

Biographical memoirs of St. Clair County, Michigan to which is appended a comprehensive compendium of national biography; memoirs of eminent men and women in the United States. pg 631 
Valentine Boehmer
 
3524 Lived with Christian Eby. Valentine Boehmer
 
3525 Walter O. Boehmer, "is engaged in the shirt factory, Berlin. Unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Walter O. Boehmer
 
3526 BOEHMER, William

Death called on of Kitchener's well-known residents at the K-W Hospital this morning in the person of William Boehmer, 42 Duke Street. The late Mr. Boehmer, who was aged 52 years, had been ill for about a week. He was for many years a prominent painter and decorator here. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H. Bechtel and Mrs. K. MacFarlane, both of this city. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record Thursday October 1st, 1925, Page 11 
William Boehmer
 
3527 BOERU, Dale

Passed away suddenly, in a tragic accident, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the age of 51. He now joins his father Daniel (1998) and his sister, Lisa (1961). Dale will never be forgotten by his beloved wife and best friend Wendy, was the best Dad ever to his son Allen and the proud Grandpa of Ciara and Keegan. He also leaves behind his loving mother Elizabeth (Jim), his sister Teri (Gary) Dunn and brother Rob (Jackie), nieces and nephews, Jeff, Derek, Danielle, Brandon, and Taylor as well as Wendy's family, her parents, Allen and Carol Golem of Chesley; brother Corey Golem of Drayton; and niece and nephew, Sarah Webb and family, and Justin Golem of Chesley. Dale owned three companies, the National Drag Racing Association, canadiandragracer.ca, and Fast Entertainment Inc. He will be missed by his NDRA racing family and fans as well as many other family, friends, and co-workers. Dale's family invites relatives and friends to visitation at the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge (519) 653-3251 on Sunday, December 15th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service to celebrate Dale's life at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, December 16, 2013, at Saint John's Church, 567 Queenston Road, Cambridge. Burial will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 13 Dec 2013 
Dale Boeru
 
3528 BOERU, Danny (Daniel John)

Passed away on Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in his 67th year, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Danny was a resident of Cambridge for 50 years and an exceptionally dedicated bus driver for over 40 years. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Neely; dear father of Dale and his wife Wendy of Kitchener, Rob and his wife Jackie of Cambridge, Teri and her husband Gary Dunn of Cambridge; brother of Elena of Romania; loving grandfather of Jeff, Allen, Derek, Danielle, Brandon and Taylor. Danny was predeceased by his parents and a daughter, Lisa. Relatives and friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Robert Merritt officiating. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 31 Aug pg B3 
Daniel John Boeru
 
3529 Feb. 9th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister VERONICA MARTIN, widow of Abm. Martin, aged 73 years, 2 months and 16 days.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume XII, Number 5 - May 1875 Page 78, 79 
Veronica Boesicker
 
3530 A-1-34 John Boesiger: Last Will and Testament of John Boesiger the elder, of the Township of Wilmot

Wilmot, April the 14th, 1854. The Last Will and Testament of John Besiker[sic] sen of the Township of Wilmot, Bleam Street, Lot No. 2, south of said street, N.B. This will is not in power as long as I live. (1). All the property belonging to me is to go to Peter Besiker[sic], my oldest son, excepting my notes and money. (2) My two daughters Fronica Lichty and Catharine Geiger is to have Twenty five dollars each. (3) If there is anything of the said notes and money left after payment as above stated, it is to go to my oldest son Peter Besiker. (4) For my Executors I have chosen Jacob Bergey and Moses S. Bowman.

Witnessed by Isaac Krupp, Moses S. Bowman and Jacob Bergey.
Will dated 14 April 1854
Proved and insinuated 28 April 1854
No Inventory amount.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
John Boesiger
 
3531 Lived with Peter Boesinger. John Boesiger
 
3532 QUICKFALL, Barbara Anne (nee Boettger) 1940 - 2015 Passed away at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the age of 74. Friends are invited to share their memories of Barbara with her family during memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Friday, April 24, 2015, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Barb's life will be held at the Bridgeport Community Centre, 20 Tyson Drive, Kitchener, on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 3 p.m. Condolences for the family and donations to Bridgeport United Church Mission, Service fund of the United Church of Canada or a charity of choice may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 9 Apr 2015

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Barb Quickfall, 74, died April 9, 2015 at Grand River Community Health Centre in Kitchener. Born June 8, 1940 in Kitchener to David "Warren" & Kathleen "Kay" Jennie (Lough) Boettger. Loving wife of Herbert Arthur Quickfall for 52 years. Cherished mother of Heather & John Leffler, Rick Quickfall, Phil Quickfall & Heather Godwin. Much loved Grandmother of Sarah and Lisa Leffler, Helen (Leffler) & Robert Smith, Max and Emma Quickfall, and Great Grandma to John Smith. Sister to Joyce & Bob Winegar, June & Dave Cunningham, and Bonnie & Greg Koehn, sister-in-law to Edith & Murray Shantz, and Alice (Quickfall) & Cam Clair. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, brother David Boettger, sister-in-law Ruth (Quickfall) & Hugh Craig. Barb will be missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, honorary grandchildren, friends and neighbours. Barb loved the family farm on Kraft Drive, where she made a welcoming home for her family and countless guests. Herb and Barb hosted many youth through the Lions and other youth exchange programs. They made friends across Canada and around the world, accepting invitations to visit many of them in their homes. Her love of history, family and community, led Barb to write The Boettger Banner and a history of her father's family, and to edit The Bridgeport News for over 30 years. As an avid reader and a member of the Waterloo Historical Society and Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists, she continued to learn throughout her life. Mom loved to share what she learned with others, through discussion, newspaper clippings, pioneer nights, Mission and Service events and holiday parties. Barb loved bird watching, walking, camping and learning about nature; interests she shared with her family and friends and as a Brownie leader, Beaver leader and cook at Everton Cub Camp. Being informed and wanting to make difference, she and Herb were active members of the Liberal Party. Barb took censuses and worked in many elections, leading to her being appointed as the returning officer for Waterloo Wellington in 1997 and 2000. Her strong faith and volunteerism kept her active in the EUB and then United Church. Barb's love of music led her to sing in the choir for most of her life. She volunteered in many ways at Bridgeport United Church; served on the executive of Waterloo Presbyterial, represented her church at Waterloo Presbytery, volunteered in the Presbytery Resource Centre, and was secretary of the Camp Ganadaoweh and Hamilton Conference Camp committees. Barb served as the secretary of the Bridgeport Community Association from its formation. She helped with dances, movie afternoons and a wide variety of activities and programs run by the association at the Bridgeport Community Centre. Some of the programs she enjoyed the most were tai chi, basket weaving and watercolours. After years of sketching nature and landscapes, Mom recently developed a passion for painting and shared many of her watercolours with family and friends. Barb's family will share memories with friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Friday, April 24 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Barb's Life will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Bridgeport Community Centre, 20 Tyson Dr., Kitchener. Condolences for the family and donations to Bridgeport United Church, the Mission and Service Fund of The United Church of Canada, or your favorite charity may be arranged through the funeral home www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.2a

2aErb & Good Family Funeral Home 
Barbara Anne Boettger
 
3533 KUHN, Grace May Peacefully on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Pinehaven Nursing Home in her 106th year. Born October 11, 1905 in Bridgeport, she was the eldest child of the late David and Leah Boettger. Survived by her son Douglas (Annette) of St. Clements, and son-in-law Peter (Brenda) of Long Point. Loved by six grand- children, Mark, Matthew (Trish) and Bruce Brenner, Jim (Simone), Jackie (Jeff) and Jeffrey Kuhn. Also loved by six great-grandchildren, Allie and Tom Brenner, Jarod and Abby Kuhn, Jake and Josh Bugarsky. Survived by two sisters, Winnie Hexamer, Dorothy (Ralph) Musselman, one sister-in-law Louise (Don) Boettger and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband Stuart in 1974 and by her daughter Nancy (Brenner) in 2006. Also predeceased by eight brothers and four sisters. Grace was happy to be a Charter Member of Nith Valley Chapter, No. 285, New Hamburg, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a faithful member at Livingston Presbyterian Church for many years. Special thanks to Barb Friesen and the staff at Pinehaven Nursing Home for the kind, and compassionate care given to Grace the past five and a half years. Family and friends will be received at Robert Ruggle Funeral Home , 617 King St. N., Waterloo on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of Grace's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Deyarmond officiating. Cremation has taken place. Private burial in Crediton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Livingston Presbyterian Church, Baden and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-888-7700. Condolences for the family may be made on-line at: www.robertrugglefuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 24 Jan 2011 
Grace May Boettger
 
3534 Boettger, Harold David (Shorty) - Suddenly, at Cambridge memorial Hospital, on Monday, March 18, 1991. Harold David (Shorty) Boettger, aged 61 years, of 165 Bridgeport Rd. E., Waterloo. Mr. Boettger was employed with Koch Transport Ltd. for 32 years and a member of the Bridgeport Rod and Gun Club. Beloved husband of Pat (nee Farrell); dear father of Harold Jr. (Butch) at home and Tina of Waterloo; brother of Jack and his wife Ruby of Waterloo, Ken and his wife Audrey and Mrs. Shirley Hoch, all of Kitchener. Also survived by his aunts, Mrs. Rose Kraft and Mrs. Edna Molson, both of Kitchener and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, Robert Hoch. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Tuesday) and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Thursday, 2:30 pm, with Rev. Jack Dressler officiating, followed by a private family committal service in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Wildlife Federation may be made as expressions of sympathy.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Harold David Boettger
 
3535 Herbert S. Boettger - Herbert S. Boettger, 73, formerly of Kitchener, but a resident for the past 12 years of the Westminster Veterans Home, London, Ont., died Friday at Westminster Hospital, London, Ont. Mr. Boettger was born March 29, 1888 in Waterloo Township. He was a veteran of the First World War and a member of the Kitchener branch of the Canadian Legion. Surviving are a son, Robert of Calgary; a brother, David H. of Bridgeport; a sister, Mrs. George (Harriet) Egerton of Galt. There are four grandchildren. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where Rev. G.F. Barthel will conduct the funeral service Monday at 2 pm. Burial will be in the Soldiers Plot, Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Private Herbert Samuel Boettger
 
3536 Boettger, Ken - Passed away, peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, on Thursday, February 22, 2007, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Audrey (Buss) Boettger (1997). Loving father of Pat and Ralph Dekker, Craig and Bev Boettger, Cheryl and Randy Kredler, Gary and Cheryl Boettger, Grant and Marilyn Boettger, Wendy and Larry Pinkerton and Christine Boettger and Warren Koskey. Proud "Papa" of Jennifer and Jeff, Joanne and Barry, Laura and Adrien, Ken and Amanda, Trevor, Shawn, Jay and Tammy, Jeff, Josh, Tammy, Denny and Tracy, Robert and Amanda, Jordan, Tasha, Jessica, Kris, James and Sara. Cherished great-grandfather of eleven. Dear brother of Jack and Ruby Boettger. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Ken and Ina Buss and sister-in-law, Joyce Hoffman. Predeceased by his daughter, Marie in infancy; his sister, Shirley Hoch and his brother, Harold "Shorty" Boettger. Ken's family will receive friends and relatives at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Sunday form 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The complete Funeral Service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Monday, February 26, 2007 at 2:30 pm. Cremation to follow. Interment at Bridgeport Memorial Cemetery, Kitchener, beside his wife.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Kenneth Boettger
 
3537 BEYNON, Pearl Elizabeth (nee Boettger)

At Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, on Tuesday, August 19. 1997, in her 85th year. Daughter of the late David and Leah (Lachman) Boettger. Predeceased by her husband, Frank (Mick) in 1993. Mother of David and his wife Kathy of Waterloo and their children, Peter and Julie; Anne of Waterloo; Jean Davidson of Kitchener and her daughters, Kerry and Toby; Wendy and her husband Larry Hindle of Waterloo and their sons, Jason, Jeremy and Jon and Frank and his wife Patsy of Gravenhurst and their children, Josh, Leah and Mathew. Dear friend of Barb, Gene, Jill, Michelle, Natasha, Andy and Ken. Sister of Grace Kuhn of Tavistock, Winnifred Hexamer of Brantford, Donald Boettger, Kathryn Schwindt, Lenore Plomske and Dorothy Musselman, all of Waterloo. Predeceased by son-in-law, Robert Davidson (1974); grandson, Ian Beynon (1970); sister, Ruth Featherston and brothers, Harvey, Carl, Warren and Earl. There will be no visitation as cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Friday, August 22, at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Michael Hathaway, Chaplain of Sunnyside Home, officiating. Interment of cremated remains in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Collingwood. Reception to follow the memorial service in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

The Record 21 Aug 1997 pg B4 
Pearl Elizabeth Boettger
 
3538 Bill Boettger was born and raised in Kitchener. After graduating from Kitchener Collegiate Institute, Boettger received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo, and a teacher's certificate from the University of Toronto. He was the Assistant Head of Mathematics at Eastwood Collegiate and taught mathematics there for 31 years. Boettger is known as Canada's most internationally decorated lawn bowler, and the first to bring home a gold medal. He began his involvement with bowling while working as a pin boy at a local bowling alley. Boettger was a member of the Ontario men's championship 5 Pin Bowling team, winning a silver medal at the Canadian championships. His skill as a bowler led to his winning a gold medal at the Canadian Masters singles title in 1974. In his final game in the pin boy league, he rolled a perfect game of 450 points.

In addition to his skill as an athlete, Boettger wrote the lesson plans and curricula for 5 Pin Bowling, which is still being used today. He served various roles with the Master Bowlers Association of Ontario, including Treasurer and President. He was inducted into the Builders Division of the Ontario 5 Pin Bowler's Association in 1997.

Boettger was a member of the Canadian Lawn Bowling team for eighteen years, representing Canada twenty-five times. He was a Canadian Champion and won two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games and silver and bronze medals at the world championships. In 1991, at the South Pacific Bowls, he was named top bowler of the competition as he brought home gold in the singles, pairs, and fours. Boettger was National Coach for Bowls for four years. In the world of lawn bowling, he was known to many as Captain Canada.

Boettger paired up with Brian Williams at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton to provide the colour commentary for lawn bowling for the CBC.

Boettger was instrumental in the creation and operation of the Heritage Lawn Bowling Facility and served as its treasurer from its inception. In 1999, he chaired the National Championships Hosting Committee. The National Championships in 2005 in Kitchener, and Woodstock were named in his honour.

Boettger wrote several level one and two coaching manuals. He was a level three coach.

Boettger is survived by his partner, Bev Bayus and a large extended family.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame 
William Boettger
 
3539 POLYAK, Helen April 15, 1924 - March 1, 2011 Today we lost a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Helen was a woman of strength with a great sense of humour. She survived the Hungarian Revolution and relocated to Canada where she made a home for her family. As many, she had struggles, but lived a wonderful, rich life full of love she gave and love given to her. We will all miss her very, very much but remain comforted in the fact that she has joined her husband and daughter. Survived by children Nora White (Randy), Les Polyak (Pat), Richard Noseworthy (son-in-law); grandchildren Yvette Simpson (fiancé John McCullough), Melissa MacKenzie (fiancé Jason O'Brien), Richard Noseworthy (Amber), Lora Price (Aaron), Angel Polyak and Stephen Polyak; great-grandchildren Caylea Simpson, Megan Simpson, Calvin Price, Ryan Price, Kaitlyn Appleton, Austin O'Brien, Jordon Noseworthy, Piper Noseworthy, Also survived by a sister Julianna Aranyos in Hungary. Predeceased by her husband Lazslo Polyak (1995), daughter Ida Noseworthy (2005), brother Deszo Bogati and sisters Maria Gulyas and Ida Kovacs. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care), Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home (621-1650).1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 1 Mar 2011 
Helen Bogati
 
3540 Vincent Bogatin, 54, owner of Vincent's Meat Market, 692 Highland Rd. W., died today at St. Mary's Hospital after an illness of six months. He lived at the same address. He was a native of Yugoslavia and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bogatin. He came to Canada in 1949, and opened his store 12 years ago. Mr. Bogatin was a member of St. Francis RC Church and of the Sava Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Christina Peterlinsek whom he married in Yugoslavia in 1942; one daughter, Christine, at home; a brother, Frank of Kitchener, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Bridgette) Yancic and Mrs. Dominic (Mary) Svaigel, both in Yugoslavia. The body is at the Gruhn Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday and prayers offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by requiem high mass at St. Francis Church at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.1a

1aK-W Record, June 27, 1967 
Vincent Bogatin
 
3541 BOGDAN, Joseph

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital on April 19, 1998 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean (Szwajkowski). Loving father of Sandra of Toronto, Peter and his wife Margot of Cambridge and the late Sharon Bogdan. Much loved Gee Gee of Luke and Zachary. As a young man of 17, Pop, made a voyage to Canada from the Ukraine. He made his home in Preston. He was a down to earth man who worked hard and took great pride in his family. Pop always said, “Don’t be sad, I’ve had a good life, I’m a happy man.” We give thanks for a life well lived. Friends may call at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, on Tuesday. Rosary will be held Tuesday evening at 8:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 am at St. Clements RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge. Interment to follow at St. Clements Cemetery. If so desired, donations would be appreciated to the Chronic Palliative Care Unite 5A, Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Cambridge Reporter April 1998 
Joseph Bogdon
 
3542 PAUTLER, Alice (nee Bogle)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Heritage House, St. Jacobs, at the age of 82. Beloved mother of John (Laurel). Dear aunt of Cathy Frost (Ken). Predeceased by her parents, Walter and Luella Bogle and sister Joyce. Alice's family will receive relatives and friends at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467, on Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held in the chapel, at 3 p.m. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.

Waterloo Region Record 20 Sep 2013 
Alice May Bogle
 
3543 Mrs. Raymond Crawford

PRESTON, Mrs. Raymond Crawford, 116 Robinson St., Hamilton, died Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton. She was 28. Mrs. Crawford was the former Donna Bogle and was born in Kitchener. She had resided in Hamilton for 1 1/2 years. Prior to that she lived in Preston and Toronto. She was a nurse's assistant and was a member of Centenary United Church, Hamilton. Besides her husband she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bogle and one brother Robert, of Kitchener. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home where the funeral service will be conducted, Saturday, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jun 1971 pg 21 
Donna Mae Bogle
 
3544 BOGLE, Gordon N. - Of Hamilton Street, Cambridge on Sunday, January 4, 1998 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in his 88th year. Beloved husband for the past 64 years of Marguerite Smith. Dear father of Robert of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Gordon, Christopher, and Jennifer, and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Emily. Sadly missed by his sister Edna Wagner of Ingersol and his step-brother Allan Binder of Waterloo. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Mary Bogle, his daughter Donna Crawford (1971) and his brother Walter. Mr. Bogle was born in Luther Township and was a long-time resident of Cambridge. For 30 years he was the Chief of the Preston Police Department retiring in 1968. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, life member of the Preston/Hespeler Masonic Lodge and a life member of the Chief Constables Association of Canada. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral and Committal Services will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 8, 1998 at 1:30 pm. Interment following in Preston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully appreciated by the family.

Cambridge Reporter 5 Jan 1998 
Gordon Nelson Bogle
 
3545 Bogreyn.-Tim Bogreyn, was born in Nikolaer, South Russia (the Ukraine), not far from the Black Sea, Dec. 2, 1882; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, in Ontario, Feb. 13, 1947; aged 64 y. 2 m. 11 d. His early years, part of which were spent during revolutionary years, in Russia, were marked by tragedy. Although he spent a large part of his lifetime in Canada, he never became a citizen of that country. In like manner he cherished an affection for the church of his youth, the Greek Orthodox Church, and never formerly identified himself with any evangelical body. However, he frequently attended the services of the House of Friendship and was dealt with by brethren who could converse with him in his native tongue. Until his last illness he seemed to rest for hope in the religion of his youth, but finally became aware that man's only hope is to trust in the mercy of God through His Son Jesus Christ. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Feb. 15, in charge of Merle Shantz. Interment was made in the First Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 28 - October 7, 1947, page 590 - 591 
Tim Bogreyn
 
3546 A telegram from Galt to the Globe says: As a party was firing a salute cannon went off, killing two men named Armstrong & Bague, mutilating their bodies1a

1aThe Canada Christian Advocate, 30 May 1866 pg 2 
Bogue
 
3547 BOGUE, HENRY was one of those men who made a brief appearance on the local scene. The Canada Gazette reported on October 18, 1856, that he had been granted his licence to practice. As this item was duly repeated in the Berlin Telegraph, it is assumed
that there was some local interest in the announcement.

It was not until December 12, 1867, that the Canadisch Volksblatt carried his card:

Henry Bogue A. B. M. D. , L. M. B. , U. C. Physician, "'Surgeon, &c Haysville.
Eye, Ear and Chest diseases, Bilious complaints, Inflammation, Fever , Abdominal complaints, &c. , have been treated by him with success for years. All surgical cases provided with prompt attention.


There are two different reports as to the origin of his Arts degree, but his medical degree came from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the City of New York, in 1858. L. M. B. U. C. merely indicates that he was a licentiate of the Medical Board of Upper Canada.

His card next appeared in the Volksblatt on February 17, 1868, this time his location was New Hamburg. The only further information came from the Ontario Medical Registers from 1870 to 1874, listing him in Rogerville, Huron County.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell

_______________________________________________


Died: On the 5th inst., at Port Ryerse, Dr. Henry Bogue, aged 52, formerly of Fifeshire, Scotland

From: The Canadian Journal of Medical Science Volume II. January 1877 to December 1877 
Dr. Henry Bogue
 
3548 Queen's Square cannon has storied history

Waterloo Region Record By rych mills

Remembrance Day is still in the air - as it should be 365 days a year - and the words and pictures from yesterday's ceremonies will hopefully linger in our memories. Today, Flash from the Past stretches Canadian remembrance to a war with which has no actual Canadian connection. Cambridge/Galt's Russian cannon in Queen's Square last saw military action in the 1853-1856 Crimean War. ....

Eight years after the end of the Crimean War, Galt council received a letter from the 4th Viscount Monck, Governor-General of British North America, saying that one of the guns captured from the Russians was being presented to the Town of Galt. When it arrived on December 2, 1864 via the Great Western Railway it was a mean-looking thing: the six-inch mouth, after being stuffed with seven pounds of gunpowder, could propel a 24-pound cannonball a couple thousand yards. Upon arrival in Galt, the cannon was immediately placed in Queen's Square on the west side of the Grand River. Its first call to action came on May 24, 1866 to celebrate Queen Victoria's 47th birthday. The cannon was hauled north a half mile to the top of the hill beside current-day Dickson Park.

Firing a 21-round Royal Salute at noon was to have been the high point of the Victoria Day events. An experienced soldier, although having no artillery experience, William Boge, volunteered to oversee the firing. Two other men, James Armstrong and David Galletly, offered to help. Without going into details, only one of those three was destined to survive the day's events. The first two or three rounds went off as planned, thrilling the thousands watching. Jim Quantrell's essay goes into the gory details of the next attempted firing. Suffice to say that during the funerals that evening, parts of two men were buried at the old St. Andrew's cemetery. The remaining Victoria Day celebrations were cancelled...

Queen's Square cannon has storied history. (2016). Therecord.com. Retrieved 12 November 2016, from http://www.therecord.com/living-story/6956627-queen-s-square-cannon-has-storied-history/

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According to a contemporary account of Victoria Day, May 24, 1866

"dawned must auspiciously. The weather was delightful and everything betokened a day of amusement such as Galt never before witnessed". The Town bells began pealing at 6:00 a.m. and soon people were gathering for the day's activities. Quoits began at 9:00 a.m. and the boat and horse races went off well.

As noon approached final preparations were made for the firing of the cannon which had been moved from Queen's Square to the Cricket Ground "near the face of the hill overlooking the dam". The firing of the cannon had been delegated by the Gun Committee to Mr. William Boge who had served for several years as an infantry soldier in the British Army. He lacked direct experience in the use of field artillery but felt himself to be fully acquainted with artillery practice and had convinced the authorities that he had sufficient knowledge to manage to the cannon properly.

Mr. Boge was assisted by Mr. James Armstrong, who attended to the ramming of the muzzle loading the gun, and by Mr. David Galletly who was working the vent of the gun. Three rounds had been safely fired when the powder for the fourth round was placed in the muzzle. Next came the wadding, which consisted of sod, with Mr. Boge and Mr. Armstrong ramming it home. Suddenly and unexpectedly a fearful roar rent the holiday air as the powder exploded prematurely. Perhaps the report of the contemporary press best expresses the shock and horror which descended upon the spectators as the smoke cleared. "The body of Boge had been driven about seven yards to the front and a little to the right. Armstrong's body was blown about the same distance to the left side close up to the fence. Both were rightfully disfigured, The upper portions of the bodies were entirely denuded of clothing and blackened an charred almost out of human resemblance. From Mr. Boge's body one arm had been blown off at the elbow and the other hand was missing. Armstrong's right arm was torn out at the shoulder blade and the left hand was also gone".

Mr. Galletly who had been attending to his duties at the vent when the accident occurred had his thumb badly lacerated and his hand burned. The only other injuries were to two boys who had been watching the firing of the gun. One unnamed boy suffered a slightly scratched cheek from the flying splinter. Another boy, John Lapraik, 7 years of age, received an ugly cut on the cheek when he was struck by a small piece of ramrod. His wound was speedily treated and soon healed.

Immediately following the accident the bodies of Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Boge were taken to the old school house on Dickson Street where an inquest was held at the direction of coroner, Dr. Phillips. Several witnesses were called, including David Galletly but none were able to give a satisfactory explanation of the direct cause of the premature firing of the gun. It was speculated however, that the firing was too rapid and that the cannon muzzle had not been adequately sponged after the third round was fired. It was though that burning embers remained in the cannon and had ignited the powder charge too soon. The jury ruled "that said William Boge and James Armstrong came to their deaths through accident caused by inexperience of the parties to whom the firing of the 24 pound gun was entrusted."

The games that had been scheduled for the afternoon were canceled as the Town's joy turned to sorrow and Galt prepared to bury its two sons. The coroner ordered that the bodies by buried without undue delay so the funeral was held at 8:00 p.m. that same evening at the old School House. Both deceased men had been members of the Galt Fire Brigade which turned out in force to honour their fallen comrades. The bodies were placed on Fire Engine No. 1 and, after a short service conducted by the Rev. Mr. Campbell, were taken for burial to St. Andrew's Cemetery.

William Boge was 27 years old when he was killed, a native of Roxboroughshire, Scotland. He and his wife had immigrated to Canada two years previously and for some time he had worked for Turnbull and Deans, the predecessor of Charles Turnbull Co. Ltd. Mrs. Boge was a well known local vocalist and a women of frail health. She was in the crowd watching the cannon and witnessed the accident. The shock was such that she fainted "and it was only by the most unremitting attention that she was brought out of the heavy swoons that rapidly succeeded one another". She was taken home and remained in serious condition. For some time it was feared that she might not survive but eventually she came around and "strong hopes" were held for her full recovery.

James Armstrong had been born in Havick in Scotland and was about 32 years of age. He was not married, had lived in Canada for about nine years and was employed as a wool sorter in the Robinson and Howell Woollen Mill. Both men were described as "steady and industrious and much respected by their acquaintances."

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada - About Cambridge History: The Queen's Square Cannon. (2016). Cambridgeweb.net. Retrieved 12 November 2016, from http://cambridgeweb.net/historical/cannon.html 
William "Bill Bogue
 
3549 According to a contemporary account of Victoria Day, May 24, 1866 "dawned must auspiciously. The weather was delightful and everything betokened a day of amusement such as Galt never before witnessed". The Town bells began pealing at 6:00 a.m. and soon people were gathering for the day's activities. Quoits began at 9:00 a.m. and the boat and horse races went off well.

As noon approached final preparations were made for the firing of the cannon which had been moved from Queen's Square to the Cricket Ground "near the face of the hill overlooking the dam". The firing of the cannon had been delegated by the Gun Committee to Mr. William Boge who had served for several years as an infantry soldier in the British Army. He lacked direct experience in the use of field artillery but felt himself to be fully acquainted with artillery practice and had convinced the authorities that he had sufficient knowledge to manage to the cannon properly.

Mr. Boge was assisted by Mr. James Armstrong, who attended to the ramming of the muzzle loading the gun, and by Mr. David Galletly who was working the vent of the gun. Three rounds had been safely fired when the powder for the fourth round was placed in the muzzle. Next came the wadding, which consisted of sod, with Mr. Boge and Mr. Armstrong ramming it home. Suddenly and unexpectedly a fearful roar rent the holiday air as the powder exploded prematurely. Perhaps the report of the contemporary press best expresses the shock and horror which descended upon the spectators as the smoke cleared. "The body of Boge had been driven about seven yards to the front and a little to the right. Armstrong's body was blown about the same distance to the left side close up to the fence. Both were rightfully disfigured, The upper portions of the bodies were entirely denuded of clothing and blackened an charred almost out of human resemblance. From Mr. Boge's body one arm had been blown off at the elbow and the other hand was missing. Armstrong's right arm was torn out at the shoulder blade and the left hand was also gone".

Mr. Galletly who had been attending to his duties at the vent when the accident occurred had his thumb badly lacerated and his hand burned. The only other injuries were to two boys who had been watching the firing of the gun. One unnamed boy suffered a slightly scratched cheek from the flying splinter. Another boy, John Lapraik, 7 years of age, received an ugly cut on the cheek when he was struck by a small piece of ramrod. His wound was speedily treated and soon healed.

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada - About Cambridge History: The Queen's Square Cannon. (2016). Cambridgeweb.net. Retrieved 12 November 2016, from http://cambridgeweb.net/historical/cannon.html 
William "Bill Bogue
 
3550 GESINGHAUS, Mary - Finally at peace, on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at Forest Heights Long Term Care, Kitchener. She was formerly of New Dundee and was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia 80 years ago, a daughter of the late Josef and Zuzanna Bohac. Mary had a great love of the outdoors and of nature. Beloved wife of Arthur Gesinghaus whom she married December 5, 1942. Loving mother of MarySue and Jim Mustin of Kitchener, Carol Ann and Melvin Wismer of Elmira, Ronald and Carolyne Gesinghaus of New Hamburg, Dianne and Jim O'Krongli of New Dundee, Penny Gesinghaus and Pat O'Neil of Kitchener. Affectionately known as "Poppies Mommie" to 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Anna Dahmer of Conestoga and Emelia Kenny of London. Predeceased by a brother, Paul in infancy. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg Friday, January 20, 2006 (today) from 6-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow with burial in Union Cemetery, New Dundee at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society. A special thanks to the staff at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre for their loving care of Mom.1a

1aThe Record 20 Jan 2006 
Mary Bohac
 
3551 HALICKI, Mary

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Thursday, March 28, 1991, in her 84th year. Mary Bohdan, beloved wife of the late Stephen Halicki. Dear mother of Joseph of Cambridge; grandmother of four grandchildren. Survived by one brother, George Bohdan of Cambridge. Mrs_ Halicki came to Cambridge (Preston) in 1925 from the Ukraine. The funeral mass was held today (Saturday), at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Eagle Street, Cambridge. Interment was in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Mar 1991 pg A11 
Mary Bohdan
 
3552 BOHDAN, George

Formerly of 387 Dunbar Rd., Cambridge, on Saturday, June 19, 1993, at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, Cambridge, in his 83rd year, sadly missed by his nephew, Joseph Halicki of Cambridge. Predeceased by his sister, Mary Halicki and three brothers. Mr. Bohdan was born in Zelene-Ustia, West Ukraine and came to his sister Mary's in Preston in 1947. He was employed for many years as a cabinet maker at Canadian Office and School Furniture until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday), 7-9 and Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Wednesday, June 23, 1993. Father Ivan Waszczuk will celebrate the funeral mass with prayers at the funeral home at 9 a.m. and mass at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church at 9.30 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Jun 1993 pg A9 
George Bohdon
 
3553 Dan Bohlender was born in Waterloo, Aug. 10, 1869. He conducts a boot and shoe store. He was given the town nine years municipal service, two years as Mayor, two as Reeve, three as Deputy Reeve and two as councilor. he has also served a number of years as member of the County Council.1a

1aWaterloo Chronicle Confederation Number, Sixty Years of Progress in Canada 
Mayor Daniel Bohlender
 
3554 From the Public School Inspector's Report '96 Promotions for 1878

Waterloo Township No. 19 (Cleaview) Fifth Class '96 Aaron Witmer, Louis Bohn, Sylvanus Groh, Marshalena Gingrich 
Louis Bohn
 
3555 Mrs. Mary M. Amlinger. 95. died at Marsdale Manor nursing home here Saturday. She had been ailing for three weeks. Mrs. Amlinger was the former Mary M. Boissoin and was born at St. Agatha. She had been a resident of Elmira most of her life but carne to live here 12 years ago. She Was a member of St. Ambrose RC Church and also a member of the Catholic Women's League. She was the last survivor of a family of a. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Amlinger in January 1945. Surviving are two sons, Norman of Sudbury and Leander (Lee) of Santa Rosa, Calif.; four daughter s. Mrs. Edwin (Genevieve) Schagena of Kitchener, Mrs. William (Virginia) Zinger of Elmira, Mrs. Harold (Catherine) Murphy and Mrs. Laurence (Veronica) Franklin both of Galt; 17 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Mary Boissoin
 
3556 Mrs. Migliarini, of Baden, Instantly Killed Near Ailsa Craig

Mrs. Matilda Migliarini, of Baden, mother of Mr. Ersilo Migliarini, of this town, was instantly killed last Saturday forenoon, when a coupe driven by her daughter, Mae, skidded in loose gravel and plunged into the ditch on the highway near Ailsa Craig. Miss Migliarini and her mother left Baden on Saturday morning to spend the weekend in Thedford at the home of Mr. Peter Tomasino, an aged family friend of their native land of Italy. In St. Mary's they had a mishap by colliding with a truck, but no serious damage to their car was found by the mechanic in a St. Mary's garage and they proceeded on their way only to meet with the second sad accident. Mrs. Migliarini was instantly killed. Having her head crushed beneath the upturned car, but the daughter escaped serious injury. The remains of the accident victim were brought to Becker's undertaking establishment here and later removed to the home of her son from whence the funeral was held on Monday forenoon to the local RC Church and thence to the Catholic Cemetery at St. Agatha.

The late Mrs. Migliarini was born in Italy on July 12th, 1849 and came with her husband to Baden 56 years ago and had resided there since. During her long residence in the village she won the esteem of a large circle of friends. She was a devout adherent of the RC Church and a constant worshipper in Holy Family Church, New Hamburg. Her husband, the late Peter Migliarini predeceased her by 31 years. Three sons and two daughters survive her, namely, Leso, and Joseph, of Kitchener, Ersilio, of New Hamburg, Mrs. George Lobsinger, of Kitchener, and May at home.1a

1aNew Hamburg Independent Nov 27 1931 pg 1 
Matilda Bola
 
3557 BOLAND, David Joseph Jr.

Of Cambridge, passed away July 29, 2013, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the best friend and loving husband of Chrissy (nee Campbell). Father of Larry Boland (Mary) of Woodstock, Kathy Boland (Vicki) of Woodstock, Tracy Lalumiere (John) of Cambridge and Michael Campbell (Lynn) of Cambridge. Brother of Mary Ryan, Kathleen Bartlett, Rita Rose, Marion Normore, Bill Boland, Frances Sweeny (Gerry), John Boland (Coleen), Elaine Clarke (Nish) and Mona Vreeland (Fred). He will be missed by his 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and his babies Mindy and Ellie May. Predeceased by his parents, Dave and Deborah Boland, sisters Joan Boland, and Theresa Curwin. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, August 1, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A gathering will be held at 1165 Hwy 8, Cambridge, ON. (East of Sheffield - Troy Veterinary Clinic) on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 4 p.m. Thank you to all the hospital staff of floor 3B and CCAC/ParaMed for their extra loving support. He touched so many hearts with is kindness, love and his beautiful singing. He will be sadly missed by all. "Elvis has left the building, but our Elvis will forever be in our hearts and always in our memories."

Cambridge Times 1 Aug 2013 
David Joseph "Dave" Boland
 
3558 GALWAY, Geraldine "Gerry" Marie

Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the age of 66. Loving and devoted wife of Walter Galway. Cherished mother of Michelle Galway (Dave) and Scott Galway (Susy). Proud grandmother of Nicole (Asim), Chantele (Martin), Ryan, Jordyn, Riley, Jaden and Ryder and great-grandmother of Nyla, Noah, Naseem, Landon and Olivia. Gerry will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and many wonderful friends. Predeceased by her son James Michael in infancy, her parents Helen and Michael Boland, her sisters Mary Hedderson and Lillian Boland and her brother Edward Boland. Family and friends were received on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, with Parish Prayers recited at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 53 Wellington St., Cambridge, on Monday December 5, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Interment followed at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 6 Dec 2016 
Geraldine Marie "Gerry" Boland
 
3559 HEDDERSON, Mary (Boland)

Died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Monday, October 23, 2006, in her 74th year, at The Westmount Nursing Home, Kitchener. Beloved wife of Francis (Moose) of 55 years. Loving mother of Brian, Helen Sweeney (John), Marie Murphy (Dan), Margaret Sweeney (Warwick), Linda (daughter-in-law), Cassie Flaherty (Joey), Frances Small (Harry), Mike, Madonna Quirk (Mike) and Mark. Dear sister of Lillian and Geraldine and sister-in-law of Dorothy Fitzpatrick and Mabel Boland. Predeceased by her son, Paul, February 2006. Caring nanny to Rodney, Nadine, Kerry, Janice, Denise, Nikolas, Erin, MacKenzie, Madison, Cameron, Michaela, Stacey, Mitchell, Emily and Blake and two great-grandchildren, Devyn and Kaden. Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Helen Boland and a brother, Ed. Friends are invited to share their memories of Mary with her family at Little's Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 main St. E., Cambridge on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The parish rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday evening, at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Patrick's RC Church, 53 Wellington St., Cambridge on Friday, October 27, 2006, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 25 Oct 2006 pg B5 
Mary M. Boland
 
3560
As Kitchener prepares to restore Schneiders Creek, engineers are unearthing old questions about a secret the Balzer Creek tributary area has long held '97 a suspicious death and unsolved mystery.nextplay/pausepre1/3

Waterloo Region Record
By Greg Mercer

KITCHENER '97 Tucked between a rusting rail line and a knot of subdivisions, Balzer Creek is a such a hidden, quiet smudge of green on Kitchener's west side you probably had no idea it's there.

Once in a while, the tributary of Schneider Creek comes alive. In August, a heavy rainstorm roared through, washing out the creek's banks and crippling a train bridge further downstream.

But as city engineers prepare to turn back the clock on the creek, undoing decades of man-made storm water damage, they're also unearthing old questions about a secret the Balzer Creek area has long held '97 a suspicious death that remains one of Waterloo Region's oldest unsolved mysteries.

In the 1920s, before the city expanded westward and before it ran telephone lines out here, the Balzer family farmed a 50-acre plot of land in the area near Block Line Road and Courtland Avenue.

The Balzer family, as you might have guessed, worked the land around what later became known as Balzer Creek and Balzer Road, a short stretch of asphalt that runs west from Courtland Avenue.

On a drizzly March afternoon in 1929, a fire tore through the farmhouse and barn owned by Fred Balzer, the bachelor farmer who settled near the hamlet of German Mills.

Neighbours saw the black smoke and rushed to help. But the house, and adjacent barn, could not be saved. In the hours after the blaze was distinguished, the rescuers realized Mary Balzer, Fred's diminutive 63-year-old mother, was missing.

Something about the fire didn't add up. A neighbour claimed Mary Balzer's husband, Victor Balzer, was seen on the road driving away from the farm with his daughter-in-law about an hour before the place burned down.

When he returned to find his home destroyed, another neighbour testified Victor Balzer was more concerned about the well-being of his cattle. He blamed his wife for the fire, according to witnesses who were questioned at an inquest into the death.

Mary Balzer's remains were not found until 10 days later, when a pick and shovel gang of provincial police and local farmers was organized to dig through the farm yard from end to end. They scoured the charred ashes of the house, tore off the cover of the cistern and checked inside.

After several days of searching, investigators found "stumps of arm bones and pelvis," according to a front-page story in The Daily Record on March 26, 1929. But whether or not Mary Balzer was alive when the flames broke out may never be known.

The story has long fascinated local historian rych mills, who thinks that after almost 90 years there's slim chance the cause of Mary's death will ever be known.

"I've always been interested in these kind of stories. It's the type of crime that just gets your attention," he said. "I don't think at this point it'll ever be solved … But maybe somebody's grandpa remembers something."

The Balzers became farmers thanks to the military service of their eldest son, Frederick, also known as "Fritz."

Fred or "Fritz" Balzer, a First World War veteran who enlisted with Waterloo's 118th Battalion, was born in the town of Radesin in what's now the Czech Republic. He immigrated to the Kitchener area with his family in 1907, and his father found work as a labourer in a sugar factory.

For his service in the Canadian army, Fred Balzer was loaned $5,000 by the Soldier Settlement Board to buy 50 acres of land on the city's western frontier. In the 1920s, this was little else but rural pasture and woodlot, long before the City of Kitchener annexed the land from the now-dissolved Township of Waterloo.

It wasn't great farmland '97 partly scrub bush and prone to flooding '97 but the Balzers tried to scratch out a living. Tax records from 1929 suggest the land had an assessed value of $1,900 on the eve of the Great Depression.

The Balzers, who name is sometimes spelled Balsar or Balcer in old marriage or census records, were prototypical immigrants in Kitchener's early industrial boom. Knowing little English, the German-speaking family took factory jobs in the city when they first arrived, before eventually buying a farm, adding livestock and trying to make a new life.

Fred Balzer, a short, slight man with a ruddy complexion, was released from the military in 1919 with only an esthetic mark on his body '97 a tattoo on his leaf forearm of a girls' head on a Canadian maple leaf, according to his military records.

On the morning of the fatal fire a decade later, he told police his mother made him breakfast before he went to his job at the Dominion Tire factory in Kitchener. That contradicted the claims of neighbours, who said they hadn't seen Mary around the farmhouse for months.

The fire itself was suspicious. Neighbours who rushed to the scene said the barn and house seemed to have caught fire almost simultaneously. Police felt the blaze was "probably set by a human hand," according to a story in The Daily Record on March 12, 1931.

Mary's 63-year-old husband pointed the finger at an unknown culprit, speculating publicly his wife was killed before the fire was set.

The case and the inquiry that followed gripped the citizens of Kitchener. Its grim details filled the pages of The Daily Record for months after the fire, and large crowds gathered at the courthouse to hear witnesses take the stand.

But if local citizens were looking for any satisfying answers into what happened at the Balzer farm, they didn't get any.

"How she died or how the fire started … are two details which remain as mysterious as before," read a report in The Daily Record on April 4, 1929. "It was as impossible to prove the blaze was deliberately set, as it was to established it was of accidental origin."

The police reopened the investigation two years after Mary Balzer's death. Victor had come forward with new information '97 he told investigators he'd been getting death threats in the days before the farm burned to the ground.

"It is understood that the relation of threats against his life and property occupy considerable of Balzer's report to police," read a story in The Daily Record on March 31, 1931.

The old man blamed the German-to-English interpreter at the original inquest for not relaying this to police at the time. And he disputed the coroner's findings that his wife died in the fire.

"Balzer … does not doubt that his wife's body was consumed in the fire. What he is concerned with are the events which transpired in the farmhouse immediately preceding the fire," read a story in The Daily Record on March 13, 1931.

Archival records suggest a rift in the family emerged following her death, too.

Eight months after their mother died, Fred Balzer sold his brother Henry Balzer half of his land for $1,250, according to provincial land transfer records from the era.

What his brother likely didn't know is that Fred Balzer didn't have the right to sell the land. It belonged to the Soldier Settlement Board, which loaned him the money to buy the farm in the first place '97 a loan he'd apparently defaulted on.

In 1932, Henry waived his claim to the land for one dollar, and forfeited any rights to the old farm back to the government.

Portions of the old Balzer farm were eventually carved up and altered by private development, although a good chunk is now owned by the City of Kitchener, which bought up stretches of property around Schneider Creek for storm water control.

The last residence on Balzer Road was destroyed '97 coincidentally, also by suspicious fire '97 in 2000. Today, only a handful of businesses, including a scrap metal yard, call it home.

The investigation into Mary Balzer's death has long since gone cold. No one was ever charged in the case, and it's unclear if police did anything with her husband's claims about threats against his life and house.

Whatever questions Victor had about his wife's death, he likely never got answers. The old farmer, who some neighbours initially eyed with suspicion, eventually remarried and lived another 15 years. He died in 1943 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Waterloo.

Mary's son Fred died in 1964, at 75, and is buried in Woodland Cemetery in Kitchener. His brother Henry would go on to raise four kids with his wife Rose, and is also buried in Woodland Cemetery.

The Balzer family has long since left the land that bears their name. Any trace of their farmhouse and barn are long gone, buried under redeveloped land.

All that's left here now is the Balzer surname '97 and some old, forgotten questions about what happened in Mary Balzer's final hours.


gmercer@therecord.com , Twitter: @MercerRecord 
Marie Bolardtowa
 
3561 ;;;"On a drizzly March afternoon in 1929, a fire tore through the farmhouse and barn owned by Fred Balzer, the bachelor farmer who settled near the hamlet of German Mills.

Neighbours saw the black smoke and rushed to help. But the house, and adjacent barn, could not be saved. In the hours after the blaze was distinguished, the rescuers realized Mary Balzer, Fred's diminutive 63-year-old mother, was missing.

Something about the fire didn't add up. A neighbour claimed Mary Balzer's husband, Victor Balzer, was seen on the road driving away from the farm with his daughter-in-law about an hour before the place burned down.

When he returned to find his home destroyed, another neighbour testified Victor Balzer was more concerned about the well-being of his cattle. He blamed his wife for the fire, according to witnesses who were questioned at an inquest into the death.

Mary Balzer's remains were not found until 10 days later, when a pick and shovel gang of provincial police and local farmers was organized to dig through the farm yard from end to end. They scoured the charred ashes of the house, tore off the cover of the cistern and checked inside.

After several days of searching, investigators found "stumps of arm bones and pelvis," according to a front-page story in The Daily Record on March 26, 1929. But whether or not Mary Balzer was alive when the flames broke out may never be known."....

Kitchener's Balzer Creek has dark history. (2016). Therecord.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6924121-kitchener-s-balzer-creek-has-dark-history/ 
Marie Bolardtowa
 
3562 Description: Date of death: 25 Jan, 1944, Woodstock. Buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Row 17, Stone 15, Paris, Ont.
Married to Benjamin Stock - b. 12 Dec 1861, Rochdale, England.
Children:
1) Ethel Adelaide Stock b. 26 Dec 1885, Paris Ont d. 23 Aug 1933 Never married.
2)Alice V. Stock: b. 14 Feb 1891, Paris Ont. Married Charles E. Murphy. She died 1978. Both are buried @ Sacred Heart cemetery, Paris Ont.
3)Mae C. Stock: b. 2 May 1895, Paris Ont. Married Dick Smith Oct 1936, died 2 Jan 1975, Paris Ont.
4) Gladys Irene Stock: b. 16 Jan 1898, Paris,Ont. Married Edward C. Powers 19 June 1923, Paris Ont. D. 16 Dec 1994, Ottawa
5)Viola E. Stock: b. 31 Oct 1899. Married Frank Haffey Nov 1925
6)Clifford Stock: b. 31 Oct 1899 (twin of Viola). Married Vi Mills
7) Evelyn Regina Stock: b. 7 Sept yr unknown. Married Ralph G. Ellig Sept 1929. 
Annie Bolduc
 
3563 James McGinnis operated a shop (with a bit of taxidermy on the side) in the building owned by Adolphus Jackall; About 1896 William E. Sault started a shop in the western half of this building (rented the east part to John Wilkinson) and continued there until he went west to represent The Hall-Zryd Foundry Company Limited. He sold the business to Norris Warner, one of his barbers. After carrying on some years, Charlie Bolduc who had also worked for Billie Sault bought Norris out and carried on until he went to Toronto to help out with the business of his brother-in-law, Marlatt, who was ill. On Marlatt's recovery Charlie worked at shops in Toronto for a time and he then fitted up a shop in his own house and there plied his trade until quite recently when he passed away1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Charles Bolduc
 
3564 Tombstone Reads. Edna Mavelle Bolduc
 
3565 Edward's parents are reported to be Pierre Bolduc and Julie Mainville Deschenes. [source unknown] Edward Bolduc
 
3566 House was probably built for Edward Bolduc about 1867. Gothic Revival (Ontario Gothic) stype, brick 2 story, in 1978 listed as in excellent condition. Edward Bolduc
 
3567 "The Robert Burns Hotel". Operated by Frederick Weltz prior to 1859. From the death of Weltz that year by Christian Pabst till 1864. Then till 1870 by John Ohlman and by Joseph Bolduc in 1871.2a

2aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Joseph Bolduc
 
3568 Mrs. Frank X. Bleiler

The death of Mrs. Frank Bleiler, Duke St. Preston, occurred yesterday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital, following a surgical operation. The late Mrs. Bleiler, who before her marriage was Linda Bolduc. Was born in Hespeler, but since her marriage had resided in Preston. She was member of the St. Clement's Roman Catholic church in Preston, in the circles of which she was highly respected and loved. To her many friends in Kitchener and Waterloo, where she had a large acquaintance-ship, her death has been the source of heartfelt and genuine grief. She is survived by her bereaved husband, four brothers, Edward of Philadelphia, George of Portland, Oregon, William of Preston and Charles of Preston and seven sisters, Mrs. Gingrich of Brantford, Mrs. Stock of Paris, Mrs. Witfield of Rochester, N. Y., Adelaide of Buffalo, N. Y., Mrs. W. Doyle of Preston, Irene of Toronto and Mrs. Oscar Eby of Kitchener. The funeral will he held on Thursday morning from her late residence to St. Clement's Church where a requiem high mass will be celebrated. Interment will follow in the R.C. cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 14 Dec 1926 pg 11 
Melinda Teresa "Linda" Bolduc
 
3569 BOLDUC, Paul Raymond

Of 1554 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Friday, Jan. 11, 1991, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in his 47th year. Husband of Wendy (Hall) Bolduc; dear father of Christine and step-father of Dorothy and Heather, all of Cambridge. Also survived by five brothers, Marshall of Leamington, Michel of Joliet, Que., Charles, Rejean and Bertrand, all of Sherbrooke, Que.; two sisters, Carole of Montreal and Solange of Sherbrooke and one grandchild. Son of Marie Bolduc and the late Auguste Bolduc. Paul was a resident of Cambridge and employed at Budd Automotive of Kitchener. A member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Preston Branch No. 126. Friends may call at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston, Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial and committal will be held at St. Clement's Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1991, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Jan 1991 pg A11 
Paul Raymond Bolduc
 
3570 BOLDUC, William

Suddenly in Preston on Monday, Feb. 13, 1939, William Alfred Bolduc, in his 72nd year. Remains are resting at the Gordon Pass Funeral Home, 536 King street, Preston, until Thursday, Feb 16, when requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Clements church at 10 am to interment in the R.C. Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 14 Feb 1939 pg 13 
William Alfred Bolduc
 
3571 1851 - Andrew Bolender is in same household as Conrad Bolender. Andrew Bolender
 
3572 BOLENDER, Cecil "Cec"

On Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at his home, Cec Bolender, in his 71st year, of RR 5, Owen Sound formerly of Elmira. Loving father of Diane and Roy Springer of Elmira, Wendy and Oliver Pierobon of Bolton, Brenda and Fraser Munro of Lakefield; fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Tracy and Christopher Springer, Jessica and Alex Pierobon and great-granddaughter Brianna; also survived by two sisters, Gladys and Fern and one brother, Morley. Cec owned and operated Bolender Motors in Elmira for many years. Predeceased by his parents, Edward and Angeline Bolender and a number of brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7 - 9 p.m., where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m., followed by cremation.

The Record 29 May 1997 pg B4 
Cecil "Cec" Bolender
 
3573 BOLENDER, Cecil "Cec"

On Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at his home, Cec Bolender, in his 71st year, of RR 5, Owen Sound formerly of Elmira. Loving father of Diane and Roy Springer of Elmira, Wendy and Oliver Pierobon of Bolton, Brenda and Fraser Munro of Lakefield; fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Tracy and Christopher Springer, Jessica and Alex Pierobon and great-granddaughter Brianna; also survived by two sisters, Gladys and Fern and one brother, Morley. Cec owned and operated Bolender Motors in Elmira for many years. Predeceased by his parents, Edward and Angeline Bolender and a number of brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m., followed by cremation.

The Record 29 May 1997 pg B4
 
Cecil "Cec" Bolender
 
3574 SPURGEON, Gladys Marie

At her residence in Cambridge, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2000. Gladys Spurgeon (nee Bolender) was the beloved wife of the late, Peter Spurgeon. Dear mother of Karen Billings and her husband Bryan of Guelph and David and his wife Linda of Cambridge. Loved grandmother of David Spurgeon and his wife Louise, Todd Billings and his wife Michelle, Dione Lonsdale and her husband Daniel and great-grandmother of Kyle and Bryanna Lonsdale and Kurtis Billings. Dear sister of Fern Skidmore of Calgary. She was predeceased by one son, Peter and seven brothers. Mrs. Spurgeon was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at Coutts & Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel, on Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Robert Grisdale officiating. Interment Trinity Anglican Cemetery. A reception will follow in Coutts Family Reception Cottage.

The Record 12 Jan 2000 pg B6 
Gladys Marie Bolender
 
3575 BOLENDER, Gordon H.

Of 105 Oriole Ave Cambridge, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1988, suddenly, at home. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Blanche King and daughters, Shirley and her husband Geoff Vero, Judith Hanlan and Lynn and her husband Harold Markle. Dearly missed by six grandchildren, one great-grandchild; three brothers, Cecil of Hanover, George of Elmira and Morley of Kitchener; two sisters, Fern Skidmore of Toronto and Gladys Spurgeon of Cambridge and by sisters-in-law, Margaret and Gladys Bolender. Predeceased by three brothers, Roy, Lorne and Russel; two sisters, Marge and Florence and his parents, Angeline and Edward Bolender. Mr. Bolender was born in Drayton, May 13, 1911 and came to Cambridge, 55 years ago. He was a member of Preston Masonic Lodge, No. 297, the Otto Klotz Lodge, the Cambridge Shrine Club and was a former member of the Preston Town Council, The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Thursday (today) and Friday, 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 13, 1988, at St. Paul's United Church, King Street, Cambridge, at 2 p.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Aug 1988 pg B11 
Gordon Henry Bolender
 
3576 He was born may 11, 1911. He married Blanche Norma King. They had three daughters; Shirley Dianne Bolender; Judith Anne Bolender and Lynn Brenda Bolender (she married Harold David Markle) Gordon Henry Bolender
 
3577 Helen Fern Skidmore, on Saturday, September 9, 2006 at Summit Place Nursing Home, Owen Sound. Helen Fern (Bolender) Skidmore in her 81st year formerly of Elmira. Dear mother of Bill and Barb Holzworth of Palmerston, Bruce and Marlene Holzworth of Kitchener, Doug Holzworth of Stettler, Alberta, Verna Holzworth of Airdrie, Alberta, Kenny and Loris Skidmore of Toronto. Also lovingly remembered by her seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Helen was the last surviving member of her family, having been predeceased by her parents, Edward and Angeline (Snider) Bolender, her twin brother, Cecil, her brothers, Morley, George, Roy, Gordon, Lorne and Russell and her sisters, Florence, Marjorie, and Gladys. At Helen's request, cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral home visitation. A graveside service for family and friends will be held in the Elmira Union Cemetery, on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.1a

1aThe Record 11 Sep 2006 
Helen Fern Bolender
 
3578 Passes Away/ at 39 Cameron Street, Kitchener, Ontario. Monday, May 13th, 1940, Henry Bolender Aged 84 years, 2 months and 7 days.

The Funeral Will take place on Thursday, May 16th, at two p. m. from Dreisinger's Funeral Chapel Elmira, to Zion Evangelical Church for service. Interment in Elmira Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aFuneral Card of Henry Bolender in possession of Marion Roes 2012 
Henry Bolender
 
3579 BROX, Kathleen Anne At The Brant Centre, Burlington, with her family by her side, on Saturday, September 1, 2012, Kathleen Anne Brox (nee Bolender) of Burlington, in her 90th year. Beloved wife for over 64 years of Rev. Dr. Howard Brox (August 22, 2012). Much loved mother of Dr. Timothy Brox (Wendy) of Fresno, California, Virginia Rogan (Bob) of London and Patricia Brox (Dan Dragic) of Burlington. Cherished grandmother of Victoria (Helio), Sarah (Brad), Timothy Jr. (Bridgette), Christopher, Amanda (Cameron), Jonathan, Ethan and great-grand-mother of Rosa, Nicholas and Benjamin. Dear sister of the late Woodrow Bolender (Betty). Dearest aunt of John Bolender, Robert and Helga Bolender and Heidi Bolender. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Drive (at Rossmore), BURLINGTON on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Church. Private Interment Elmira Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Port Nelson United Church or Southampton United Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com Kathleen Anne Bolender
 
3580 BOLENDER, Laudvell "Laudie" Peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus at the age of 95 years, of RR 1, Elora. Beloved husband of Audrey Bolender. Dear father of Yvonne Somers of Palmerston, Stuart and Pat Bolender of RR 1, Elora, Peggy McMillan of RR 2, Alma, Ralph Bolender of Gravenhurst, Gerald Bolender (Deb Molto) of RR 3, Goderich, and stepfather of Ronald (Carol) Tonkin, Jack (Linda) Tonkin, all of Fergus, Linda (Bob) Diebold of Elmira, Michael (Dianne) Rochon of Elora, and Timothy (Nicole) Rochon of Guelph. Also survived by his 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grand-children, 11 step-grand-children and 11 step-great-grandchildren. Brother of Alice Gammy of Petersburg. Laudie is fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his first wife Norma (1982), parents George and Hortense (Beisel) Bolender, two grandchildren Susan and Todd McMillan, sister Aulta Watson, daughter-in-law Sharon Bolender, sons-in-law Bill Hackert and Ron McMillan. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In his memory, donations to Emmanuel Missionary Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 2 Jan 2012 
Laudvell Bolender
 
3581 BOLENDER, Morley - On Sunday, December 7, 1997, at his home, in Kitchener, Morley Bolender, in his 93rd year.

Son of the late Edward and Angeline (Wagner) Bolender. Brother of Gladys (Mrs. Peter Spurgeon) of Cambridge and Fern Skidmore of Alberta and brother-in-law of Blanche Bolender of Cambridge, Margaret Bolender and Gladys Bolender, both of RR 1, Elmira. Also fondly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by six brothers, George, Roy, Gordon, Lorne, Russell and Cecil.

Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11 am, with the Rev. J.D. Kellough officiating. Interment Elmira Union Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 8 Dec 1997 
Morley L. Bolender
 
3582 ELMIRA - Russell Bolender, 49, of RR 1, Elmira, who died Monday at K-W Hospital following a lengthy illness, was born in Peel Township, March 13, 1917, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bolender. A drover and farmer, he lived in the Floradale district all his life. Mr. Bolender was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Floradale. Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys Mattusch; two sons, Edward and James of RR 1, Elmira; one daughter, Betty, at home; five brothers, George and Cecil of Elmira, Morley and Roy of Kitchener and Gordon, Preston; four sisters, Mrs. Allan Martin of Elmira, Mrs. Elias Snyder, of Kitchener, Mrs. Peter Spurgeon of Galt, Mrs. Fern Skidmore, Toronto, and two grandchildren. One brother, Lorne, predeceased him. The body is at the Dreisinger Funeral-Parlor, Elmira, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel Thursday at 3p.m . Interment will be in the Elmira Cemetery Rev.. Frank: Maiinsky will officiate.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Mar 1966 
Russell Carl Bolender
 
3583 BOLGER, Walter J. (Watt)

Passed away peacefully on Monday, September 7, 2009, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Bruder) Bolger for 58 years. Loving father of Patricia Jenkins (Roy), Fergus, Bruce (Shirley), Ariss, Terry (Kathy), Ariss, Dave (Gloria), Elora, Tim (Connie), Ariss. Dear grandfather to Sandy (Aimee), Chris (Kerry), Derek (Sandra), Angela (Cory), Aaron (Pam), Erica (Richard), Chad (Tammy), Ryan (Shannon), Lindsay (Scott), Mark, Bethany and Amber. Great-grandfather to Sarah, Garrett, Madeline, Alexis, Caleb, Daniel, Matthew, Nathan, Dawson, Kyla, Alyssa, Eric, Charlie. Dear brother to Lorne (Cindy), Margaret Stinson (Ivan), Ross (Jean). Survived also by his brother-in-law, Bill Humphries. Predeceased by his infant son, Walter John Jr. (1955); granddaughter, Leeanne Robyn (1985); parents, Robert and Emily (nee Lasby) Bolger and his sister, Mable Humphries. Walter managed and worked the family beef farm in Ariss. He was also one of the founding members of the Ponsonby Ball Association. He was also very active in both Elora and Ponsonby Minor Sports on the executive and as a team manager for many teams in the early 60's. He served on the Wellington County School Board for 20 years as a trustee and also served as chairman. Walter's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Parish prayers at 7 p.m. Prayers will be offered at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2009 followed by procession to St. Boniface RC Church, Maryhill for Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Fr. Ronald Voisin officiating. Interment St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill followed by a reception at the Maryhill Community Centre. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Boniface RC Church Building Fund, Elora Minor Sports or Ponsonby Recreation Inc. would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Walter's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 14 sep 2009 
Walter John "Watt" Bolger
 
3584 Sept. 26, 1880 Matthias Bolle died in Preston of dropsy at age of 80 years, 9 months and a few days. The deceased was the father-in-law of H. von Eude. Matthias Bolle
 
3585 ERNEST ROBT. BOLLERT, merchant, Guelph, Ont., was born July 9th, 1850, at Suhl, Germany, his parents being natives of that country. He received his education at the public schools of Waterloo, Ont. At an early age he entered a general store as clerk, where he remained seven years. He then went to Kansas, U.S.A., where he remained three years. After this he returned to Canada and started business in Harriston, Ont., which he carried on for six years. In 1879 he removed to Guelph, and started a dry goods business, which he still carries on extensively in all its branches. Mr. Bollert is a member of the Methodist Church, and has for eight years been a delegate to the Annual Conference. He is also a member of the Quarterly Board, and for a number of years has been Sunday School Superintendent. He has been a member of the School Board for four years, is president of the Guelph Branch of the Dominion Building & Loan Association, and connected with other institutions. He is also a member of the Toronto Board of Trade. In politics he is an active Reformer.1a

1aThe Canadian Album - Men of Canada or Success by Example (Brantford, Ontario, Canada: Bradley Garretson & Co., 1891) 
Ernest Robert Bollert
 
3586 Seems to be staying with John & Henrietta Lage in Wilmot Township. Charles Bolner
 
3587 E. J. Bolton

E. J. (Ted) Bolton of Bute Street, Ayr, passed away at K-W Hospital on Friday, December 22nd. He was 63. The Bolton family resided for several years at H'Ayritage Heights, RR 3, Ayr, before moving to Paris, then to St. Catharines where Mr. Bolton entered into a printing business partnership. Recently Mr. and Mrs. Bolton had moved back to Ayr, taking up residence in the new Bute Street condominium. Prior to entering the printing business, Mr. Bolton had been a chartered accountant for 33 years and had also worked as a consultant. He was a past master and at present treasurer of Ayr Masonic Lodge, No. 172 AF and AM, was past grand steward of Waterloo District. Loving husband of Lola Bolton; loved father of Ruth and her husband Randy Chapman of Boston, Mass., Peter Bolton of Sutton, David Bolton of North Vancouver and Lisa Bolton of Toronto; loving son of Mabel Bolton of Islington. Dear brother of Mrs. Audrey Lightheart of Orillia, Douglas of Fonthill and Roderick of Clarkson. Predeceased by his father, Claude. Rested at Westmount Funeral Chapel, Kitchener, where funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon. Rev. George Saunders of Knox Church, Ayr, officiated. Interment Ayr Cemetery..

The Ayr News 27 Dec 1989 pg 7 
Edmund J. "Ted" Bolton
 
3588 Just days after World War One was declared, three young Berlin men (Fred Bolton, Alan Smith and John Ferguson) toppled the bust of Kaiser Wilhelm I from the Friedensfest Denkmal (Peace Memorial) in Victoria Park and dumped it into the lake. It was recovered the next morning by three teens (brothers Clayton and Gordon Maier & Otto Knechtel) and given to the Concordia Society for safekeeping in its closed meeting hall.1a

1aKitchener100.ca (2012) 
Frederick Bolton
 
3589 On the 3rd of April, in the same township, of dropsy, widow SUSANNA ERB, aged 79 years, 6 months and 19 days. Her maiden name was Bomberger. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa.., She was buried at Christian Eby's burying-ground. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and died as we have reason to hope a happy death. Funeral sermons were preached by the brethren Moses Bowman, G. R. Schmidt and Tillman Moyer.1a

1aHERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 5 - May 1867 - Page 78 
Susannah Bomberger
 
3590 BAMBERGER, WILLIAM was mentioned in the 1851 census. He settled in Lexington, and died in 1885. He is referred to at times as M. D. , but there is no evidence that he ever practised, if he was indeed a physician.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. Wilhelm "William" Bomberger
 
3591 George Bomes

George Bomes, 71, died Saturday at his residence, 369 Frederick St. Born July 8, 1875, in Preston, he was a son of the late Minnie Place and Henry Bomes. Mr. Bomes was a teamster in Preston for many years. Surviving are two brothers, William of Maywood, Calif., and John of Preston; also a sister, Mrs. Charles Herman of Preston. Memorial services were held from the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m. today with Rev. John Schmieder officiating. Interment was made In Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 2 Dec 1946 pg 13 
George Bomes
 
3592 Living with the family of Henry & Menna Bommes Peter Bommes
 
3593 Bond & Keachie, Livery Stable and Agricultural Implements, Main Street - The largest and most popular livery stable in Galt is that conducted by the above-names firm. The business was established in a comparatively small way over forty years ago, and after changing through several hands, was purchased by Messrs. Bond & Keachie last spring, when they immediately instituted many improvements which have borne good fruit in greatly increased patronage. The premises occupied are 40x112 feet in dimensions, and well adapted for the purposes required, being well ventilated and comfortable, so that the horses are well taken care of. They have 15 horses, 18 top buggies, 3 phaetons, 2 top carriages and 3 commercial wagons, so that the most fastidious in these matters can be suited. They give employment to three careful and competent grooms. Besides the business of livery stable, the firm are agents for agricultural implements, including Maxwell's binders, Masson Manufacturing Company's seed drills, ploughs of the Ayer American Company make, and also agents for the Union Scale Works, of Hamilton, and others. A novelty in this business was inaugurated by the firm last spring, when they made a delivery of seven thousand dollars worth of implements which they had sold to farmers in this section of the country. They sent out neatly printed special invitations to those who had purchased to come to town on June 12th and receive their goods. They did so, and almost the entire population of Galt turned out to see the pageant, which extended from the bridge at Queen's Square to nearly the head of Main Street; and when all were in line, with their implements loaded on their wagons, a photograph was taken of the scene, the procession being headed with wagon containing a band and banners. The farmers well entertained at dinner in the hotel, and their horses properly taken care of at the expense of the firm. Both members of the firm are natives of Canada.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)
 
Bond
 
3594 Lived with John and Ann Sproat. Annabella Bond
 
3595 Fred. C. Bond, Chemist and Druggist, has lately removed to Dando's New Block on Ainslie Street; Sign, Red Mortar - Holding a prominent place among the business establishments of Galt is that of the above. The business was originally established by Mr. John Bond, father to the present proprietor, and it would seem as though this line of business was an inherited taste, for a brother is similarly employed in Tottingham. Mr. John Bond came to Galt from Goderich three years ago, having been previously engaged as a chemist and druggist in that place. Mr. Bond keeps an excellent stock of pure, fresh drugs and chemicals, as well as toilet articles, such as imported perfumes and soaps, fancy goods, etc. A specialty is made of compounding physicians' prescriptions, all modern appliances being in use to prevent the possibility of mistakes. Mr. Bond has followed and studied the business for a number of years, and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Pharmacy. The business, which is steadily increasing, extends throughout the town and surrounding sections of the country. The new premises occupied, which are handsomely and appropriately fitted up, are 20x60 feet in dimensions. Mr. Bond is a native of Toronto, an enterprising and progressive business man, and much esteemed in the community where he has decided to follow his business career.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)
 
Frederick Charles Bond
 
3596 Fred. C. Bond, Chemist and Druggist, has lately removed to Dando's New Block on Ainslie Street; Sign, Red Mortar - Holding a prominent place among the business establishments of Galt is that of the above. The business was originally established by Mr. John Bond, father to the present proprietor, and it would seem as though this line of business was an inherited taste, for a brother is similarly employed in Tottingham. Mr. John Bond came to Galt from Goderich three years ago, having been previously engaged as a chemist and druggist in that place. Mr. Bond keeps an excellent stock of pure, fresh drugs and chemicals, as well as toilet articles, such as imported perfumes and soaps, fancy goods, etc. A specialty is made of compounding physicians' prescriptions, all modern appliances being in use to prevent the possibility of mistakes. Mr. Bond has followed and studied the business for a number of years, and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Pharmacy. The business, which is steadily increasing, extends throughout the town and surrounding sections of the country. The new premises occupied, which are handsomely and appropriately fitted up, are 20x60 feet in dimensions. Mr. Bond is a native of Toronto, an enterprising and progressive business man, and much esteemed in the community where he has decided to follow his business career.1a

1a Industries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886) 
Frederick Charles "Fred" Bond
 
3597 BOND, Stephen J.

Preston, on February 19, 1977, at his residence, Stephen J. Bond, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Gertrude (Costigan); dear father of Carolyn (Mrs. Malcolm DeVera) of Cambridge; dear brother of Arnold, of California, Harold of Vancouver, James of Atwood, Miss Marian of Cambridge; also survived by two grandchildren. Mr. Bond was born in Stratford, resided all his life in Cambridge. He was employed as an agent for the CP Express Company, in Preston, retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of the First World War, member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128 and a member of the Galt Masonic Lodge. Funeral service was conducted this afternoon at 2 p.m., at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston). Interment followed in St. Clement's cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Feb 1977 pg 29 
Stephen Bond
 
3598 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Henry Bondy
 
3599 BONE, JOHN

The Huron Expositor records the death of Mr. Bone of East Wawanosh in that county, resulting from an accident. Mr. Bone had loaded up his waggon with empty barrels and in getting on the vehicle, the barrels slipped so as to cause him to fall on the horses, which took fright and ran away. He fell to the ground and was struck on the right temple by the waggon wheel. He breathed for a few minutes after the accident but never regained consciousness. Mr. Bone was a son of the late "Watty" Bone, whose farm on the Puslinch and Waterloo Townline is now owned by James Brydon. John Bone spent all his youth on that farm and about 1864 went to Wawanosh and we believe, took up land there, remaining until his sad death. The farm on the Puslinch Lake Road was long a landmark to many of our old residents, who were always sure of a cordial welcome and a comfortable chat when they called on old "Watty".1a

1aGalt Reporter, October 28, 1892 
John Bone
 
3600 Died At Hespeler, on Saturday, 15th of Oct., at 9 P.M., Walter Bone, in the 81st Year of his Age. Funeral, Will take place Tomorrow, (Tuesday) 18th inst., at 11 O'clock, A.M., from Hespeler to St. Andrew's Churchyard, Galt. Hespeler, 17th October, 1864.1a

1aFuneral Card 
Walter Bone
 
3601 1851 - Mary Bonett is staying with John B. Miller. Mary Bonett
 
3602 Fred Charles Boniface of 12 Queen St. W. died early this morning at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital in his 77th year. He was born at Sussex, England in July 1887 and came to Galt from England in 1910. For many years he operated a carpenter-contractor business, Fred Boniface and Sons, Builders. Mr. Boniface attended Trinity Anglican Church. He is survived by his wife the former Estelle Parriss, a daughter Miss Mary Boniface, Galt; two sons George and Robert, Galt; a brother Harry of London; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Resting at the funeral home of Coutts and Son 96 St. Andrews St. for service Monday, April 6 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Mount View cemetery.1a

1aCambridge Archives news clipping 4 Apr 1964 
Fredrick Charles Boniface
 
3603 Living with Hannah and her husband John Lang in 1851 in Waterloo Township was a number of Rundstadler children. Harriet Bonjar
 
3604 Carvil served in WW2, never going overseas due to a heart murmer, he serviced as a mechanic based in various locations including London, Camp Borden & Woodstock, Ontario as well as in Saskatchwan. Carvil Miles Bonk
 
3605 BONNAR, Francis

Of 349 Chopin Drive, Cambridge, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1985, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 81st year. Husband of Mary MacDonald of Cambridge; dear father of Shirley (Mrs. John Dobranski), Mary (Mrs. Allan McPhee), Margarette (Mrs. David McNeil) and Mrs. Marjorie Murphy, all of Cambridge and Mrs. Donna McPhee of Perth. Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren and two sisters in Nova Scotia. Mr. Bonnar was born in Glace Bay, N.S. and came to Cambridge, 32 years ago. He was a retired employee of Clawsey-Sohrt Mfg. Co. Ltd. of Cambridge and a member of St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge, Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Oct 1985 pg D11 
Francis H. Bonnar
 
3606 Margaret Adelaide Bonner, eldest daughter of Alfred and Jane Bonner, died of croup, 29th ult., at the village of Linwood, Wellesley; age, 1 year, 10 months, 15 days1a

1aChristian Guardian Newspaper 5 Feb 1862. pg. 21 
Margaret Adelaide Bonner
 
3607 Christian Bonnet is a possible brother of William Frederick Bonnet who lived in Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region. Christian Bonnet
 
3608 Bontrager, Floyd F., 92, Fairview, Mich. Born: Nov. 30, 1899, Nappanee, Ind., to Eli and Katie (Johns) Bontrager. Died: Sept. 9, 1992, Fairview, Mich., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Alma (Shantz) Bontrager; children: Lyle, Roger, Marvin, Shirley Cassel; brother: Erie; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Laura (Emmert) Bontrager (first wife). He was ordained Sept. 5, 1926, at Midland Mennonite Church, where he served for 26 years. Funeral and burial: Sept 12, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger and Ellsworth Handrich.1a

1aGospel Herald -- Volume 85, Number 39 - October 6, 1992 - page 14 
Rev. Floyd F. Bontrager
 
3609 Lived with Sarah Reist. Jesse Boock
 
3610 DEATH OF MR. BOOMER. Linwood lost one of its most highly respected residents in the death of A. Boomer, Esq., J. P. and Clerk of the Division Court. His death occurred yesterday from heart failure. He was over 70 years of age.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, January 28, 1904

____________________

Death of Alfred Boomer, Esq., of Linwood.

After an illness of several months Mr. Alfred Boomer died from heart trouble, at his home in Linwood at 1.30 a.m. on January 27th. Mr. Boomer was a son of the late John Boomer, one of Halton county's earliest settlers, and was born on the homestead, lot 2, con. 7, Esquesing, near Hornby. In the days of his early manhood the family removed to Waterloo county where for half a century deceased has resided. He was an influential man in this county, enjoying universal respect and esteem, and he has for many years been Justice of the Peace and Clerk of the Division Court. He was an active member of the Methodist church, and through the efforts of himself and family the church at Linwood was largely sustained. Mr. Boomer was one of the oldest members, being looked upon as the father of the church here, and he was widely known all over the western peninsula, having attended several sessions of the Hamilton Conference as delegate from the Linwood circuit. In politics he was an ardent Liberal and he was also an energetic Prohibitionist.

His ready sympathy in time of bereavement, his generosity in church matters, his kindness to the poor, and his estimable character make his loss very deeply felt by the people of Linwood.

He is survived by his sorrowing widow and a family of five daughters: Misses Clara and Edith, at home: Mrs. M. Grimm, Milverton; Mrs. Rutherford, Toronto, and Mrs. Musselman, in the N. W. T., to whom the profound sympathy of the entire community is extended.

The funeral left on Saturday for Hawkesville where the interment took place. The service at the house was conducted by Rev. J. C. Cameron, of the North Mornington Presbyterian church; Rev. S. Cunningham, of St. Andrews' Church, Hawkesville, and Rev. Dixon Sharpe, pastor of the Linwood Methodist church. The casket was entirely covered with floral tributes consisting of: a large circle of roses, carnations and ripened wheat, by the family; an anchor from Mr. John Boomer, of London, brother of the deceased; a large spray of tulips and foliage, from Mr. J. Bowes of Peterborough ; a spray of carnations, by Miss Quimbach, of Berlin; a flat boquet [sic] of carnations and smilax, from Dr. and Mrs. McEachern: a spray of carnations and lilies of the valley, by Miss Baldwin. The pall-bearers were Messrs. D. Ratz, of Elmira: D. B. Musselman, of Berlin; John Bowes, of Elora; R. McCallum, of Hawkesville ; R. Y. Fish and Robt. Hosea, of Linwood.2a

2aWellesley Maple Leaf, February 4, 1904


Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Alfred Boomer, JP
 
3611 Helen supposedly married Gaden MacKenzie 2 Jul 1864 in Dumfries Township. Helen Boomer
 
3612 John Boomer was born in Nova Scotia in 1784, and came to Canada with his wife in 1819, settling in Esquesing twp. In 1855, he moved to Wellesley twp., where he died, June 13, 1856; survived by his family.1a

1aChristian Guardian 18 Jun 1856 pg 147

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A-1-101 John Boomer Probate of the will of John Boomer, late of the Township of Wellesley, granted the 15th July 1856 on the petition of George Taylor, John McKay and William Richard Boomer, the Executors named in said will.

The last will and testament of John Boomer of the Township of Wellesley -

First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Boomer the sum of sixty? pounds currency per annum during her natural life to be paid semiannually in advance by my Executors hereafter named and appointed.

Secondly, I give and bequeath to my Executors in trust all my other property both real and personal with full power and authority to execute deed in fee simple of the landed estates which I have in my lifetime sold or contracted to sell, and which remains at present unsettled. And also all my other real estates, situate and lying and being in the Village of Oakville in the Township of Trafalgar, in the County of Halton - to be by them sold as soon as the majority of my surviving children shall think proper after my decease - proceeds of sale to be divided amongst my children or their heirs - namely, heirs of my deceased daughter Eliza Jane Hall. William Richard Boomer, Isabella Wright, Susan Speight, Alfred Boomer, George Crawford Boomer, and John Edward Boomer. In manner following, that is to say to the children of my deceased daughter Eliza Jane Hall I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds currency each to be paid to them separately when they come of age. To Isabella Wright I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds currency, and to Susan Speight I give and bequeath the sum of seventy-five pounds currency….To my son John Edward Boomer I give and bequeath the sum of four hundred pounds currency. I give and bequeath to my sons William Richard Boomer, Alfred Boomer and George Crawford Boomer in manner following [based on percentages and formula of ratio of interest upon his or her sums]. I do hereby appoint my friends George Taylor, John McKay and my son William Richard Boomer, all of the Township of Wellesley, Executors of this my last will and testament.

Witnessed by Alfred Boomer, George Ruler and Robert Edwards
Will dated 28th May 1856
Granted 15 July 1856
Died 13 June 1856
No Inventory.2a

2aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber

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Linwood: The Boomer family is in luck. Mr. Boomer has just been informed that an estate of great value in Nova Scotia has descended to the Boomer family. The estate is said to comprise 1000 acres of land lying adjacent to one of the Principal cities and is therefore now very valuable. Mr. B's grandfather was an Englishman... 3a

3aElmira Signet 02 Mar. 1893 p. 6, col. 3

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It is reported that John Boomer born in Onslow, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, no proof as yet. 
John Boomer
 
3613 Trinity Anglican Church

An Anglican missionary, Rev. Michael Boomer, arrived in Galt in 1840 to organize the community's first Anglican congregation. Services were held in the Township Hall until the fall of 1844 when a new stone church was completed. The building was opened and consecrated in October, 1844 by Dr. Strachan, Bishop of the Diocese of Toronto. Land for the church had been donated by the Dickson family and the cost of the building was assumed largely by the Dicksons and by Absalom Shade. The first Rector of Trinity Church, Rev. Michael Boomer, was to minister to the Galt congregation until moving to London in 1872 when he became Principal of Huron College and Dean of the Huron diocese. Dean Boomer was followed by Reverend Canons Brock (1872-1873), Curran (1873-1877), Hinks (1877-1886) and Rev. Canon Ridley who was rector from 1886 until his sudden death in November 1915.
The first Parish Hall was built in 1855 through the generosity of Mr. Shade. When Mr. Shade died in 1862 his Will provided funds for the construction of a Rectory along with an endowment fund to provide for the rector's salary. The church was enlarged in 1856, and in 1868 the Parish Hall was made larger. The interior of the church was altered in 1885-1886 and the Norman Tower was added during the same time frame through the generosity of Matthew Wilks. Work began on rebuilding the Parish Hall with the laying of the cornerstone on July 17, 1911. Electric lighting was installed in 1916. The Parish Hall was further enlarged in 1956; the new Chapel of the Holy Trinity was built about the same time.
Canon Ridley established a Mission in Preston in 1888. Construction of St. John's Anglican Church in that community was begun in 1889 with dedication services held in 1890. St. James Anglican Church in Hespeler also began as a Mission of Galt. Work began in 1919 on St. David's Mission at the corner of Pollock and Chalmers Street in Galt. The Mission, which began as a Sunday School, was dedicated by Archbishop Williams in April 1920.1a

1aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church

Early Anglican services were held in the Berlin area in the 1840s by the Rev. Michael Boomer of the Galt Mission. In 1856 William Jaffray moved from Galt to Berlin and established an English-language newspaper, the Berlin Chronicle. An Anglican, who had attended Trinity Church in Galt, Mr. Jaffray led in the formation of a congregation in Berlin, where he acted as Lay Reader. Two other gentlemen influential in establishing the Anglican presence in Berlin were Henry Joseph Fletcher Jackson and Dr. David S. Bowlby. Land was purchased on April 5, 1861 on the southeast corner of Water St. N. and Short (now Duke) Streets, and the first church, of red brick with white brick trim, was built in 1861.
The church was demolished in April 1894 to make room for the present church which was built on the same site and dedicated on October 7, 1894. A Parish Hall was built in 1927 and the church was enlarged in 1955. Early rectors who followed the missionary, Thomas S. Campbell, were the first rector Rev. E.R. Stimson (1859-1864), Rev. Dr. John Schulte (1864-1867), Rev. Henry Jessop (1868) and Rev. Alexander Sydney Falls (1869-1876).2a

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

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St. John's Anglican Church

The first church services were held by Rev. Michael Boomer as a mission of Trinity Anglican Church, Galt. These early services were held in various locations: in homes, in the Royal Templars' Hall in the Erb Block, in the Lyceum Hall, and in the frame Lutheran church on King Street. A Sunday School which met in the CNR station house on Guelph Street was begun in 1880 by Mr. Robert Jell.
Rev. Canon Ridley of Trinity in Galt organized a congregation in 1888. A church building was constructed in 1889 at the corner of Queen (now Queenston Road) and Argyle Streets and was dedicated in 1890 by Bishop Baldwin of the Diocese of Huron. The first baptism is reported to have taken place on May 17, 1890. Hespeler was attached to Preston until January 1, 1890 when the former became a separate parish.
An extension to the church, which included the first Parish Hall, was built in 1908; a new Parish Hall was constructed in 1925; and in 1927 the church was declared free of debt and was consecrated by Archbishop Williams. The church was once more enlarged, and rededicated, in 1953.3a

3aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Very Rev. Dean. Michael Boomer
 
3614 two story brick house, used as Trinity Anglican Church Rectory. Very Rev. Dean. Michael Boomer
 
3615 Mr. A. W. Boos. M.A.. graduate of McGill and Osgoode Hall Law School, has been procured to substitute for Mr. Smyth during the latter's illness. We welcome Mr. Boos into our midst and trust that he will thoroughly enjoy the duties that have been assigned to him. We refer you to another column in this issue where an account of Mr. Boos' splendid record of study during his student years is given.1a

1aThe College Cord, Waterlo, Ontario 2 Dec 1933 
Albert Willard Boos
 
3616 Years Served: 1939 Albert Willard Boos
 
3617 Mrs. Charles Gmelin

One of Preston's well known older residents, Clara Boos, wife of the late Charles Frederick Gmelin, died at the Kintchener-Waterloo hospital at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. In her 73rd year the deceased had been ailing for the past three months. Born in Preston, the late Mrs. Gmelin, with the exception of several years during her childhood, when she lived in Galt, had been a lifelong resident of the municipality and formed a large circle of freinds locally. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and also of the Ladies Aid of that church. Her husband predeceased her nearly five years ago; a brother Arthur Boos of Hespeler predeceased her two years ago; a sister Mrs. Henry Herman of Chicago, predeceased her 10 years ago and a sister Mrs. Nelson Wiscmer, predeceased her a week ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Danbury of Preston, and Mrs. Herbert Johnston of Toronto; one son, Allan Stuart Gmelin of Preston; one brother, George Boos of Elbow, Sask. Five grandchildren also survive. The late Mrs. Gmelin is resting at the Stager-Pass funeral home, from where the funeral will be held on Sunday, September 10, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Sep 1944 pg 15 
Clara Boos
 
3618 Died, In Ayr, on Wednesday morning, 10th inst., at 7:30 o'clock, Isabella Rennie, Aged 78 Years. The Funeral Will take place on Friday, at 1 o'clock p.m., from the residence of her son, A.H. Rennie, Elliot St., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend. Ayr. Sept. 10th, 1890.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Isabella Booth
 
3619 BOOTH, James Walker

Passed away, peacefully, on Friday, April 19, 1991, at Nine Wells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland. Jimmy was 65 years old. Dear father of Marlene Oberholzer of Kitchener and James Walker Booth of Dundee, Scotland. Predeceased by his second wife, Margaret. Lovingly, remembered by sisters, Margaret, Betty, Nan and brother, John; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Apr 1993 pg A11 
James Walker "Jimmy" Booth
 
3620 Regimental Number - R/281134 Flight Sergeant Cameron Harrison Booty
 
3621 McCASH, Doris Jean

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) McCash; cherished mother of Margaret (DaSilva), Ann (Barrie Keown), John, David (Lauren), and Karen Bell (Pete Schmiedtke). Loving grandmother of Lori, Michael, Kelly, and Kenny, Lisa, Catherine, Mark, Scott, Andrew, Brian and Andrea. She will also be sadly missed by her great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother, Jack Booty. Doris family will welcome friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Saint Luke's United Church, 1620 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Friday afternoon, at 1 p.m., with interment at Park Lawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 17 Jul 2008 pg B5 
Doris Jean Booty
 
3622 BOOTY, Harry Gray

At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, May 31, 2004. Born in Toronto on December 1, 1922. Beloved husband of Jean (Elliot) for 54 years on June 3, 2004. Loving and beloved father of Bill, David and wife Linda, Jim and wife Barbara, Tom and wife Cathy and Ken and fiancee Brenda. Loving and beloved grandfather to Carly, Devin, Brandon, Kim and Michael. Harry became manager of the Galt Wood Heel in 1945, after getting his Bachelor of Commerce. In 1970, the heel factory was sold and Harry was transferred to the Retail Division of Savage Shoes. He later worked at Canada Last Co., as office manager, then moved to Bonnie Stuart. He retired in 1983. Harry was involved in the formation of the Canadian Independent Management Assoc. He earned his Certificate of Industrial Management, in 1959. Harry was a member of the Probus Club and the Redwood Bible Study Group of Central Presbyterian Church. He went to St. Timothy-on-the-Hill (Tim Horton's) Friday mornings, to meet with his friends. Harry had a great love for classical music and impressed his friends, children and grandchildren with his ability to play the classics by ear. He was an ardent sports fan, never missing "Breakfast at Wimbledon's" or other sporting events. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel, on Friday, June 4, 2004, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Aubrey Botha officiating. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 1 Jun 2004 pg B7 
Harry Gray Booty
 
3623 James was supposedly born in Halstead, Essex, England. James Booty
 
3624 Arrived on the ship Sagamore, along with Moser, Sauer, Rumig and Strack families. Franz Adam "Adam" Boppre
 
3625 DIETRICH, Mary (nee Boppre)

Peacefully, on Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital, in London, in her 87th year, formerly of Kitchener. Wife of the late Alexander Dietrich. Dear mother of Paula Cronin and her husband Michael of London; grandmother of Brian, Shari and Stephanie. Survived by her brother, Larry Boppre and his wife Honey of Kitchener; her sisters, Margaret of Kamloops, B.C., Estelle Gross of Waterloo, Helen Freiburger of Kitchener and Marcy Winterhalt and her husband Elmer of Cambridge; also many nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by her dear friends, Blanche and Paul. Predeceased by two brothers, Carl and Gerald. Mrs. Dietrich's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to the reception room of the funeral home following the service.

The Record 28 Oct 1997 pg B4 
Mary Boppre
 
3626 BORBA, Durval Machado

Born October 31, 1940 in Terceira, Azores, Portugal, passed away peacefully at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, July 29, 2013, at the age of 72. Loving and devoted husband of Maria Vivelinda Borba. Cherished father of Elisabete Normore and her husband Paul, Thelma McKnight and her husband Mark and Robert Borba and his wife Lisa. Special grandfather of Jacob and Megan Normore, Lauren and Nicole McKnight and Lukas and Ethan Borba. Durval will also be sadly missed by his siblings, David Borba (Julia), Maria Lima, Delio Borba (Vielmina), Ruth Vieira (Manuel) and Firminia Sales, as well as his many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Firminio and Ruth Borba. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, August 1, 2013, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery. The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and nurses of the Grand River Hospital in particular the staff of the P. D. Clinic for their care and compassion.

Cambridge Times 1 Aug 2013 
Durval Machado Borba
 
3627 BORDEN, Dr. Harry At Meadowcroft Place, Guelph, on Thursday, July 27, 2000. Dr. Harry Borden, in his 93rd year, was beloved husband of Lois (Kasper). He was the dear father of John, Paul, and Stuart, and loving grandfather of eight grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 450 King St. E., Cambridge, on Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at 11 a.m. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Dr. Harry Alexander Borden
 
3628 1871 - John Bordman is staying with Henriette Posten. John Bordman
 
3629 Lived with Jacob and Hannah Detweiler. Stephen Bordon
 
3630 BORGES, Belmiro Joao

Of Cambridge, passed away suddenly, as the result of an accident, on Sunday, February 22, 2004, at the age of 48. Beloved husband of Mary Borges and loving father of Crystal, Stephanie and Michael, all at home. Dear brother of Joao Borges and his wife Alice of Cambridge and Tina Borges of Cambridge. Dear son of Delfina Borges and the late Manuel Borges and beloved son-in-law of Maria Silva of Cambridge and the late Manuel Silva. Dear brother-in-law of Carlos and Cathy Silva; Vicki and John Stokes; Albert and Vera Silva and Rosemary and Dinis Coelho, all of Cambridge. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews. Resting at Corbett Funeral Rome, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Rosary to be prayed at the funeral home, on Tuesday evening, at 8:00 p.m, Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Elgin St., Cambridge, at 10:00 a.m. Private family interment Parklawn Cemetery, Fountain St., Cambridge.

The Record 23 Feb 2004 pg B6 
Belmiro Joao Borges
 
3631 BORGES, David

Of Cambridge suddenly, in Waterloo, on Monday, April 2, 2012, at the age of 42. Cherished and devoted husband of Gilda Borges (nee Chaves). Loving father of Sophie Ann Borges. David will also be greatly missed by his loving parents, Venilde and Antonio Vicente, his brother Paul Borges, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Esperanca Chaves, as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. David was a well respected member of the legal profession and a partner with Miller Thomson LLP in Waterloo, where he will be missed by all of his colleagues and clients. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Friday, April 6, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 53 Wellington Street, Cambridge, on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 10 a.m.

Cambridge Times 6 Apr 2012 
David Borges
 
3632 BORGES, Domingos Felix

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2007, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, at the age of 79. Devoted husband of Maria Trindade Borges (nee Costa). Cherished father of Hilda Jetter of Cambridge and Maria Leonor Borges and her husband Steve Bailey of Uxbridge. Loving grandfather of George Michael Jetter and Madison Bailey-Borges and Kennedy Bailey-Borges. Dear brother of Maria Leonor Januario of Cambridge. Predeceased by his parents, Adolfo Maria Borges and Maria Tavares Silva and brother Manual Borges. Domingos was a member of the Continental German Club and Allan Rueter Centre. Family will be receiving friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, from 2-4 and from 7-9 pm. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday, at 8:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clements R.C. Church 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Wednesday, December 12th at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 10 Dec 2007 pg B7 
Domingos Borges
 
3633 Borges, Norberto

Passed away peacefully, with his wife and children by his side at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday morning, June 12, 2009, at the age of 76. Dear husband of Maria and beloved father of Grace Brooks and husband Richard; Joe Borges and wife Susan and Elizabeth Pedro and husband Rob all of Cambridge. Dearest grandfather of Brian Figueiredo, Christopher Brooks; Lillian Brooks; Tereza Borges; Joshua Borges; Nathan Pedro and Victoria Pedro. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N. Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Sunday, 2-4 & 7-9. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Church, 210 South St. Cambridge, on Monday, June 15, 2009, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Borges,Norberto Maria-death-Unknown Paper 
Norberto Maria Borges
 
3634 WEILER, Eldora (nee Borho) - Peacefully on Friday, August 14, 2009, at Sunnyside Home at 78 years of age. Devoted wife to the late Harold Weiler (1988). Beloved mother to Barry (Maria), Paul, Doris, and Janet. Grandmother to Daniel (Julie), Craig and Lauren, and Great-grandmother to Thaden and Thaida. Eldora also leaves behind her brothers, Philip (Gloria), Arthur (Marlene), William (Joan) and Robert (Sharon); and her sisters, Phyllis (Bruce) and Lucille. Relatives and friends may visit at Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home (51 Benton Street, on Church, Kitchener) on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Aloysius RC Church (11 Traynor Ave, Kitchener) on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 1 p.m. Father Wojciech Kuzma officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society by calling the funeral home at 519.742.4481.

The Waterloo Region Record - Aug. 15, 2009 
Eldora Borho
 
3635 Jacob is reported to be born in Stadtbredimus, Germany [no proof, documentation needed] Jacob Borho
 
3636 Jacob is reported to have been born in Moos, Konstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany [undocumented needs proof] Jacob Borho
 
3637 District News: Mrs. Orr, of Galt, who eloped from Galt with Harry Mulholland, her husband's hired man, was arrested together with Mulholland at St. Catharines yesterday.

Signet 3 Aug 1893 pg 8 col 1

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Killer's body found after 6-year hunt

KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) Eighty-six years ago, James Allison was hanged for shooting his employer's wife, whacking her on the head with an axe and burying her in a swamp because his boss denied him a trip to Niagara Falls.

But the memory of the savage 17-year-old who made headlines in 1898 still lives on his remains have been unearthed at the historic Waterloo County Jail.

"I've been looking for him since February, 1978," said a jubilant Connie Giller, assistant solicitor for the Waterloo Region government.

However, regional authorities still have to find the misplaced corpses of two more executed murderers before they can proceed with a plan to use the site for a new regional government headquarters. Under Ontario law, the bodies must be removed before the prison, last used in 1978, can be torn down or renovated.

Still missing are Stoyko Boyeff, a Bulgarian immigrant hanged in 1920 for stoning a Russian immigrant to death, and Reginald White, hanged in 1940 for a double axe murder.

Both Mr. Boyeff and Mr. White were buried in unmarked graves and nobody knows exactly where to look.

Mr. Allison's coffin was found last Thursday by student Kevin Shanahan and, using dental instruments and a small brush, co-workers and supervising archeologists[sic] carefully moved chunks of lime until the fully preserved skeleton was exposed Monday.

Scientists will examine the bones and then have the body buried in a public cemetery
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Old newspaper accounts said the execution could be seen from the second-floor window. The body was found in an excavation in a small courtyard below one of two possible windows after a dig in the main courtyard failed.1a

1aThe Globe and Mail, Wednesday, August 22, 1984

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Young Murderer Hanged


Berlin, Ontario, Feb. 4 - James Allison was hanged here for the murder of Mrs. Anthony Orr near Galt on August 9th. Allison, a dull-witted lad of 18 years employed on Mrs. Allison's, confessed to having killed Mrs. Orr with an axe while attending to his morning chores, and hiding the body temporarily in a corn patch until he should have an opportunity to carry it to a neighboring swamp. The motive for the murder advanced at the trial was revenge for Mrs. Orr's refusal of his improper attentions, but this Allison in his confession stoutly contradicted.

The Deseret News-8 Feb 1898

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SIMPERING JIM ALLISON

from Memoirs of a great detective: incidents in the life of John Wilson Murray (1904) compiled by Victor Speer

OVER the hill from Galt, in the county of Waterloo, lies North Dumfries. The road that climbs the hill sweeps round in a big curve on the other side, as it enters the alley. Up a lane, leading from this valley road, stood a little white farmhouse, with a big unpainted barn near by. It was screened from the main road by a clump of trees, although the house stood in open ground with its door fronting on an orchard, its kitchen window opening on a cornfield. The woodpile loomed up at the end of the house nearest the barn. Rain-barrels stood in a row against the house. Milking pans shone in the sunlight. A dog dozed in the lane. Chickens scratched and pecked, and lazily fluffed their feathers and settled in the dust. It was a hot morning August 9th, 1897. Out of the house stepped a woman. She was a beauty. The freshness of girlhood had been supplanted by the charm of full womanhood. Her complexion was pale pink and white. Her big eyes were laughing and merry. A tot toddled after her, yawning drowsily, then turned back indoors. The woman shaded her eyes and looked toward the barn.

The shrill squeals of an angry pig rang out. A man's gruff voice sounded, and then around the corner of the barn came Anthony Orr, the farmer, with a big sow in his waggon.

"Going, Tony?" called the woman.

"Yep!" shouted Tony Orr. "Back in a couple of hours."

He drove away with his nine-year-old son, Norman. A moment later the hired boy, Jim Allison, appeared with two cows, and started them down the lane. They were to go to the Barrie farm near by. The woman watched her husband until the bend in the road hid him from view. She saw the Allison boy in the lane with the cows. She began to sing softly, so as not to disturb her two children Maggie, aged ten, and a-year-old baby, still asleep upstairs. Half an hour passed.

Two days before, a buggy, with an easy-going horse, had come up the lane. A stout, jolly-faced man had alighted, and had hitched his horse and had sat chatting and laughing with the handsome woman. They seemed to know and understand one another well. The man had entered his buggy and gone away, as he had come, alone. He was nowhere in sight on this morning, although he was half expected. The woman had been sitting with dreamy eyes and gentle smile, her hands clasped and lying idly in her lap. She was a pretty picture in the sunlight. Tony Orr had reason to be proud of his wife. There had been gossip of her fondness for travel and for clever companions. There even had been a tale of an elopement and a penitent return to Tony's arms and forgiveness. Neighbours had known of men callers at the white farmhouse. But Tony said all was well, and on the Orr farm that meant all was well. The woman sat still in the sunlight.

Two hours later Tony Orr returned. The farm boy, Jim Allison, was standing at the side gate of the house fence, laughing.

"What's the matter?" asked Orr.

"Oh, nothing," said Allison, laughing all the louder.

"What's the matter?" demanded Orr.

"Oh, nothing," laughed Allison.

"What's up?" roared Orr.

"Your wife's gone," said Allison.

The baby was lying on the front steps. The little girl, Maggie, was sitting on the porch. Orr hurried to the kitchen. The breakfast dishes had not been touched. Orr ran out of the house, and saw Harry Blair, an agricultural implement dealer from Galt, just getting. out of his buggy. Harry Blair was stout and jolly faced.

"My wife's gone!" shouted Orr.

"Gone! Gone where?" exclaimed the disappointed Blair.

Orr and Blair searched for her, and then got into Blair's buggy and drove to Galt, thinking she might have gone with Weldon Sidney Trevelyan, a medical student who was spending the summer in Galt, and who had been calling on her. They found Trevelyan, and he knew nothing of the woman. Orr returned home, and organised a search for his wife. The authorities were notified.

"Many believed there had been an elopement," says Murray. "Mrs. Orr was good-looking, a great favourite with men, but had a reputation. Her maiden name was Emma Borland. Her parents were well-to-do and lived at Bright. She was thirty-seven years old, and was born in Innerkip. She was first married to John Arnott, of Innerkip, who died when she was twenty-two, and three years later she married Anthony Orr, to whom she bore three children. To her children she was a loving, careful mother. To her husband she was said to be an indifferent wife. About two years previous to this she had run away with a hired man named Mulholland, but her husband caught her and her two children at Niagara Falls, and took them home again. Tony Orr was a nervous, excitable man, who had trouble with other men on account of their frequent calls on his wife. A week passed, with no trace of the wife's whereabouts.

"At first, before traces of blood were found, the elopement theory vied with the suicide theory. On the day before Mrs. Orr disappeared, Tony Orr's father was buried. Mrs. Orr attended the funeral, and some of the Orr family treated her coldly. The Orrs were an old family of good standing. On the way home from the funeral Mrs. Orr remarked that 'she was no use and guessed she'd get out of here.' This remark was the basis for the suicide talk.

"I went to the Orr farm. The boy Allison and the medical student Trevelyan had been held in Galt, and Harry Blair, the agricultural implement agent, was under surveillance. I looked the house over, a one and a half story white brick house with a frame kitchen. It was situated in a tract of country that, owing to the swamps and marshes in which it abounds, is most desolate. About two hundred yards from the house was a swamp or marsh of about one hundred acres, and above the wet and rank grass and weeds and thick soil grew almost impenetrable shrubs and trees. In this swamp was an excavation eighteen inches wide and six feet long and eighteen inches deep. It was newly dug, and clearly was an unfinished grave. I visited it in the night, and carefully took from the upturned surface the print of a man's foot, a precise clue to the digger of the grave. In order to get this, I turned back the overturned earth after digging under it so as not to break its surface and destroy the footprint I knew must be there. I took this to my hotel in Galt, unknown to anyone in the affair.

"I returned to the Orr house. A picket fence separated the patch of garden from the corn patch adjoining the house. One of the pickets of this fence was gone. The paling mark was not of long exposure. I saw this was on a line between the house and the swamp, with the corn patch lying between. One of the furrows in this corn patch was raised slightly. John Orr, Tony's brother, poked it with his stick. Six inches beneath the surface lay Mrs. Orr, face down, buried amid the corn within thirty feet of her house. That put an end to elopement or suicide theories. When I saw the half-dug grave in the swamp I knew there had been murder. The grave in the corn patch was but temporary. The murderer intended to hide the body for ever in the swamp.

"Back to Galt I went. Trevelyan proved an absolute alibi. Harry Blair, agitated over the whole affair, was not at the farmhouse when the deed was done, and had nothing to do with it. Tony Orr was five miles away at a neighbour's, with his son and the sow. Allison - I went to see this boy. I had his old shoe, and it fitted the footprint by the grave in the swamp. He looked almost a freak. He was about seventeen years old, big for his age, and tremendously stocky in his build. His bow legs were big and muscular. His hands and feet were enormous. His shoulders were broad, his neck was thick, his arms were long and powerful. His features reminded me of the features of a frog. The forehead was low and retreating, and the face was very full at the sides. The hair was brown, cut close, and thc eyes were a greenish brown - large, watery eyes, uneasy, shifting, catlike. The mouth was very large, and the lips were full and seemed to simper, giving the face a cat's expression. He walked with a peculiar, rolling motion, as if he would have preferred to be on all fours. He wore heavy, clod shoes, blue jeans, a calico shirt, and a faded, slouch hat pulled well over his eyes.

"I sat down and faced this boy.

"'What do you know of this murder?' I said.

"'Nothing,' he answered, with a grin.

"'Tell me where you were on that morning,' said I.

"'I left Orr's, with two cows, about 7.20,' he said. 'I got to Barrie's farm about eight o'clock, and I left there about 8.50 and got back to Orr's about 9.40. When I got back Mrs. Orr was gone.'

"'How did you know she was gone?'

"'She was not anywhere around,' said the boy.

"'Where is your shot gun?' I asked.

"'Just before I left with the cows, Mrs. Orr asked me to show her the gun, and she asked me how it was used, and I explained it, and then put it back and went on with the cows,' he lied glibly.

"His gun, which always was kept in the house, was found hidden in the hay-mow in the barn. It had been discharged. There were blood-stains on it.

"'Allison,' I said slowly, 'you killed Mrs. Orr.'

"He started up, white as flour, shaking like a man with ague. I waited for his confession. He mumbled, hesitated, and - sat down and grinned. For four hours I worked with him. He grinned and lied.

"An idea previously had occurred to me. Allison's father, Alex Allison, was city scavenger of Galt. The father had seen the boy alone. That night the father was followed. It was before the finding of the body was generally known. The father had gone to the swamp to finish, for his son, the half-dug grave. The boy had told him of it.

"'Allison,' I said to the boy, 'your father says you dropped your knife at the grave in the swamp.'

"'No I didn't, for I left it when I went - - '

"He stopped. It was on the tip of his tongue trembling, quivering, almost out.

"'That's enough,' I said.

"Some newspapers declaimed against my examination of this boy, and talked of a sweat-box system, and asserted the boy's innocence. In due time their mistake was revealed.

"The evidence was overwhelming when it all was collected. There was no need to use the footprint by the grave. Allison was proved by neighbours and folk on the road to have the exclusive opportunity to do the deed. His blood-stained gun had been fired, and the empty cartridge found in it was one he had taken from a box in the house. John Orr and his family on the next farm had heard a gunshot after Tony left with the sow. Allison had called out Mrs. Orr from the house, shot at her, clubbed her to death, then buried her temporarily in the cornfield, and at night dug the grave in the swamp. He had importuned her, and she refused him, and the murder followed.

"The grand jury found a true bill on November 29th, and Allison's trial followed at once. Chief Justice Meredith presided. H.P. O'Connor, K.C., prosecuted, and J.R. Blake and J.J.H. Weir defended. On Friday, December 3rd, 1897, this seventeen-year-old murderer was found guilty, and was sentenced to be hanged in Berlin gaolyard on Friday, February 4th, 1898. His father fell in an epileptic fit when he heard the verdict.

"Smiling serenely, Jim Allison went up to his death. He mounted the scaffold unaided at eight o'clock on a raw, snowy morning. He shook hands politely with the guards, the hangman, and the minister, waited quietly while the black cap and noose were adjusted, stepped on to the trap at 8, and dropped into eternity.

"Allison had learned to read and write a little in his six months in a cell, and he had scrawled laboriously the following on a piece of paper:

"'I am sorry for my crime. I did it out of ill-will. I hope those whom I wronged will forgive me, and that no one will turn this up to my people. My sentence is just, and I hope God will have mercy on me.'

"He signed this, and read it to them when they came to take him out and hang him." 
Emma Borland
 
3638 1880-1881, 1884-1885, 1887, 1890-1893 Heinrich "Henry" Bornhold
 
3639 Among Mr. Niehaus' competitors were Wm. Simpson, father of the furniture manufacturer, and Henry Bornhold. Mr. Bornhold built a block near the post-office and numerous houses in the South Ward. He was a good man for the town. His son Fred was once financially interested in the C. A. Ahrens Shoe Company; and his grandson, K. E. Bornhold, is the owner of a hardware store at 115 East King Street.1a

1a
A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 156-7 
Heinrich "Henry" Bornhold
 
3640 BEAN SOUP

Mrs. H. Graber.

Wash 2 cups of beans and put them to soak over night. In the morning drain them, add two quarts of water, 1/2 teaspoon soda, 1 small onion and 1 small carrot, simmer until very soft, press through sieve into bowl, melt 1/2 cup in the sauce pan, add 1/4 cup flour and stir until smooth, add 4 cups milk and stir constantly until it thickens. Add four teaspoons salt, a little pepper, the rest of the pulp and bring to simmering point..1a

1aThe Ladies of Berlin, Waterloo and Friends Elsewhere, The Berlin Cook Book (Berlin, Ontario: The New Record Print Shop, 1906), pg 22 
Laura Henrietta Bornhold
 
3641 BORODAIKO, Michael Peter

Of Church Street, Cambridge on Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of 47 years of Margaret (nee Magas): dear father of Tony Borodaiko and his wife Lynn (nee Huddleston) and Betsy Morton and her husband Michael, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren, David and Eric Morton, Jeffrey, Lisa and Gregory Borodaiko. Survived by one sister, Helen Kelly of Cambridge. Predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Anna Borodaiko and one sister, Rose Smith. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Rome, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at 11 a.m. Cremation following.

The Record 13 Feb 1998 pg B4 
Michael Peter Borodaiko
 
3642 John Hoffman bought also a factory bell in 1845. It called men to labor, volunteers to quench fires, pealed for weddings, tolled for funerals, and called voters to the polls on election day. One night the bell disappeared and could not be found. At last Andrew Borth espied it in an old well on the site of St. Jerome's College, where two workmen had hidden it. Men replaced the bell, and until the 1860's it filled the role of town bell.1a

1aHistory of Kitchener, Uttley pg 66 
Andreas "Andrew" Borth
 
3643 For this reason, the parish was separated from Elmira. The next three pastors (C.F.W. Brandt, H. Schroeder and J. C. Borth) served Floradale, Salem and Linwood. Under the pastorate of Rev. Borth, a new church was built in 1880. After his departure in 1881.1a

1aBrief History of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Floradale, Ontario 1852 - 1955  
Rev. Christoph John "John" Borth
 
3644 SCHUETZ, Elisabeth (Borth)

There died here, after a short illness, on Thursday week, Elisabeth, wife of Mr. Chas. Schuetz. The remains were interred in the Lutheran Cemetery on the Saturday following. Deceased was born in 1849 in Wurtemberg, Germany, and her age at death was there 52 years, 1 month and 1 day. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 4 brothers and a sister. Rev. P. Graupner preached the funeral sermon.1a

1aElmira Signet 23 Dec 1901 
Elizabeth Borth
 
3645 John A. Borth, 24 Grove St., died Saturday at K-W Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born March 27, 1874, at Neustadt but came here more than 60 years ago. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Matilda Roehr, whom he married here in 1897. Mr. Borth was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Borth. Surviving are two sons, Asher and Andrew of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Rodenna) Reichert and Mrs. Albert (Matilda) Strassburger of Waterloo, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Tuesday when removal will be made to St. Paul's Church where friends may pay their respects until the service. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. At the church with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. Arthur Eissfeldt will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, November 8, 1954 
John Andreas Borth
 
3646 AARON, BOSHART (1904-1990)
Aaron Boshart of 48 Henry St. E. Wellesley, died on Tuesday, July 3, 1990, at St. Mary's General Hospital. Aaron was born in Wilmot Township, 86 years ago, the son of the late Jonas Boshart and the late Magdalena Gerber. He was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wellesley. He is survived by children Lincoln and his wife Grace, Delores and her husband William Parrott and Patricia and her husband George Poetker. He is also survived by a brother, Menno Boshart of Kitchener, Elmina (Mrs. Edward Witmer) of St. George, and Loretta (Mrs. Eldon Witmer) of Kitchener. Interment will be in the St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery. 
Aaron Boshart
 
3647 MRS. ANNIE ERB


MILLBANK - A native of East Zorra township, Mrs. Annie Erb, 75, of Millbank, died Wednesday at the home of her son, Michael, RR 1, Millbank. A daughter of the late Jacob Boshart and Marie Jantzi, she was a member of Cedargrove Amish Mennonite Church, third line of Wellesley Township. Her husband, Menno, to whom she was married Dec. 15, 1898, in Wilmot Township, died in 1954. Survivors include four sons, Michael of RR 1, Millbank, Ezra of Millbank, Aaron and Eli of Lowville, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Ezra (Fannie) Jantzi of Wellesley; one brother, Michael of Wellesley; seven sisters, Mrs. Aaron Jantzi, Mrs. Christian Roth and Mrs. Moses Bast of Wellesley, Mrs. John Albrecht and Mrs. Marie Steckley of Millbank, Mrs. Joseph Lebold of Milverton and Mrs. Peter Lather of Heidelberg; 43 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. The body is at the home of her son Michael where a service will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Memorial service will be conducted by Bishop Samuel Roth at Cedargrove church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. 
Annie Boshart
 
3648 GINGERICH, Mrs. Audrey - Of Magnetawan, Peacefully at Belvedere Heights in Parry Sound on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Mrs. Audrey Gingerich was in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Victor Gingerich. Dear mother of Roger (Giselle) of Woodstock, Doug (Kathy) of Woodstock, Ron (Helen) of Magnetawan, Shirley Law (Bob) of Woodstock, predeceased by daughter Connie and son Brian. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Audrey will be fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The family will receive visitors at the OPATOVSKY FUNERAL HOME - DEMPSTER CHAPEL, 210 Ontario Street in Burk's Falls on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. A service to celebrate the life of the late Mrs. Gingerich will be conducted in Knox Presbyterian Church in Magnetawan commencing at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012 with Reverend Doctor Walter Winger officiating. Interment in Bayfield Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.opatovskyfuneralhome.com Audrey Mary Boshart
 
3649 BOSHART, Mr. Berl -- At the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Saturday, June 3, 1978, suddenly following a heart attack, Bert Boshart of Route 2, Petersburg, aged 52 years. A member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Husband of Bernice Wilson, son of Milton Boshart and the late Elmina Kropf, he is survived by his step-mother Lucinda Boshart; two sons, Tim of New Dundee, Raymond of New Hamburg; two daughters, Sandra (Mrs Robert Ulmer) of London, and Terry Boshart of Petersburg; brother of Robert of New Hamburg, Gary of New Hamburg and Mrs. Reta Horst of Kitchener; four grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by one brother Floyd. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, until noon on Tuesday when removal will be made to Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church for the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ron Rempel officiating. Interment St. Agatha Mennonite cemetery.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Jun 1978 
Berl Arthur Boshart
 
3650 Bertha Veitch, 1923 - April 3, 2007 Bertha died , at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at the age of 84. She will be remembered by her son, Robert and his wife Grace Veitch; grandchildren, Sheri and her husband Bryan Stover, Rebecca Veitch and her husband Allan Dueck, Scott and his wife Krista Veitch and her great-grandchildren, Trent Stover and Amy Dueck. Bertha will also be remembered by sister, Audrey Gingerich; sister-in-law, Dorothy Boshart; brother and sister-in-law, George and Marguerite Rieck and her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Robert September 1, 1995; sister, Viola Kavelman; brothers, Stan and Edward Boshart; brothers-in-law, Neil Kavelman and Victor Gingerich; parents, Ada Kennel and Henry Boshart and her special niece and friend, Joan Kavelman. Friends are invited to share their memories of Bertha with her family in the auditorium at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge this afternoon (Thursday) from 2-4 p.m. Visiting will continue at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo, today (Thursday) and Good Friday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Bertha's life and faith will be held at Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Eleanor Epp-Stobbe officiating. Interment will follow at Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences for the family and donations to Rockway Mennonite Collegiate or Fairview Mennonite Home would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Bertha Boshart
 
3651 Kuepfer.-Catherine (Boshart) Kuepfer was born Nov. 3, 1846, in Wellesley, Ont.; died in Albany, Oreg., Feb. 20, 1942; aged 95 y. 3 m. 17 d. Jan. 30, 1866 she was united in marriage to Daniel Kuepfer, who preceded her in death June 5, 1920. To this union were born 3 daughters (Rachel, Sarah, and Mary). Rachel and Sarah preceded her in death. In 1878 they moved to Milford, Nebr., where they resided until Nov. 18, 1919, when they moved to Albany Oreg. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. She leaves I daughter (Mrs. Mary Steckley), 5 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren preceded her in death. She also leaves 1 sister and 2 brothers (Mrs. Daniel Brenneman of Albany, Oreg.; Daniel B. Boshart of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and David Boshart of Milford Nebr.). Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at the home by Bro. Melvin Schrock, and at the Fairview Mennonite Church by Bros. Melvin Schrock and N. M. Birky. Text, Heb. 11:16. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.

"Grandmother is peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence she suffered, in patience she bore,
Till God called her home to suffer no more."
1a

1a
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 52 - March 26, 1942 - pages 1108, 1109. 
Catherine "Katie" Boshart
 
3652 Schultz. - Catherine Boshart was born near Wellesley, Ont., June 7, 1856; died in Baden, Ont., June 7, 1925; aged 69 years. She united in marriage with John L. Schultz, Dec 31, 1878. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 4 daughters. One son died in infancy. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 1 son, 4 daughters, 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of friends and relatives. Her health was failing the last few years, but she was always willing to yield to the will of the Lord and was glad when the time was nearing that she could go over yonder to her long-desired home. She accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior, united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, and was faithful to the end. Funeral was held June 10. Services at the house by J. R. Bender and at the St. Agatha Church by D. S. Jutzi, Daniel Steinman, and Osias Cressman. Laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. "We miss her, O how sadly, None but aching hearts can tell; We have lost her, Heaven has found her, Our Father doeth all things well." P. B.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 16 -July 16, 1925 - pages 334, 335 
Catherine "Katie" Boshart
 
3653 Following an illness of four days, Christian R. Boshart, Wilmot Centre, passed away on Monday, October 15, 1934 at the home of his son. Mr. Boshart, who was predeceased by his wife 19 years ago, was in his 84th year. Surviving are one son, Noah, one daughter, Mrs. Gordon Hartung, Phillipsburg, and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon with private services at the home at 1 o'clock and thence to Steinman's A.M. Church at Baden for public services at 2:30. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Christian Boshart
 
3654 BOSHART. - On the 31st of July, 1892, near Milford, Nebraska, of dropsy, Chr. E. Boshart, aged 73 years, 9 months and 13 days. Bro. B. was born in Upper Alsace Europe, in 1818, emigrated to America in 1834 and in 1844 was married to Jennie Burkey, by whom he had 12 children. His wife, 10 children and 27 grandchildren survive him. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. He was buried on the 2d of August. Services by Joseph Schlegel and Joseph Gasho from Jno. 5:21-29.1a

1aHerald of Truth , Vol. XXIX, No. 18, September 15, 1892 - page 286, 287 
Christian E. Boshart
 
3655 Boshart.- Clayton, 96, Lowville, N.Y., died May 10. Spouse: Florence Bast Boshart (deceased). Parents: Eli and Katie Kennel Boshart. Children: Harold, Gerald, Richard, Clifford, Shirley Widrick; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, Lowville.1a

1aThe Mennonite, June 5, 2007, pages 26-27, Vol. 10, No. 11.

_______________________

Couple Will Note 40 Years Wed


CARTHAGE - Mr. And Mrs. Clayton Boshart, Star Route, Watertown, will be honored at an open house given by their children from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday at Fellowship Hall, First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, on their 40th wedding anniversary. Clayton Boshart and the former Florence Bast were married Nov. 19. 1933, at Tavistock. Ont.. and have lived in this region all their married life. They are now employed at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital Watertown. The couple has five children; Gerald. Alden; Harold. Carthage; Clifford, Croghan; Richard, at home; and Mrs. Joseph (Shirley) Widrick, Lowville.2a

2aWatertown Daily Times Watertown, N. Y. Monday, Nov. 19, 1973 
Clayton Boshart
 
3656 Boshart, David K., son of Joseph and Lydia (Kennel) Boshart, was born near Wellesley, Ont., Feb. 21, 1886; died at the K-W Hospital, Nov. 19, 1963; aged 77 y. 8 m. 29 d. He was married to Magdalene Steinman, who died in December, 1962. Surviving are 3 sons (Elmer, Delton, and Floyd), 2 daughters (Ruby - Mrs. John Miles and Alice - Mrs. Gerald Riehl), 29 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Sarah). He was a member of the Steinman Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 22, in charge of Peter Nafziger, Orland Gingerich, and Elmer Schwartzentruber.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVII, Number 7 - February 25, 1964 - page 151 
David K. Boshart
 
3657 BOSHART, Delton S. Passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Friday, October 7, 2011 at his residence Nithview Community, New Hamburg. Delton owned and operated a dairy farm in Wilmot Township for many years. He was born 94 years ago in Wilmot Township and was the son of the late David K. and Magdalena (Steinman) Boshart. Beloved husband of the late Helen (Schwartzentruber) Boshart who predeceased him October 13, 2008. Loving father of Carol and Dave Schwartz, Cathy Knipfel all of Baden, Brenda and Al Atchison of Stratford, Jim and Wendy Boshart, Sue and Rick Erb all of New Hamburg, Joyce and Mark Schwartzentruber of New Dundee, Larry Boshart of Waterloo. Sadly missed by his 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Delton is also missed by his sister Alice Riehl of New Hamburg and sister-in-law Mary Schwartzentruber of New Hamburg. Delton was predeceased by his son-in-law Bill Knipfel, great-grandson Nicholas Atchison, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Elmer and Barbara Boshart, Ruby and John Miles, Floyd and Edna Boshart, Gerald Riehl, Ruth and Roy Schlegel, Earl and Marjorie Schwartzentruber and Paul Schwartzentruber. Delton was a member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden and also a member of the Happy Farmers Harmonica Band. He loved making wood crafts for the Mennonite Relief Sale. Delton along with Helen spent many years nurturing foster children and he drove disabled students to school and workshops. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Monday, October 10, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. and again Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden with Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck and Pastor Steve Drudge officiating. Interment to follow in Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Steinmann Mennonite Church Building Fund or the House of Friendship. Online condolences and donation information available at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 8 oct 2011 
Delton S. Boshart
 
3658 Boshart, Dorothy Milletta, 75, Wellesley, Ont. Born: Jan. 1, 1921, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Noah S. and Victoria Wagler Boshart. Died: Sept. 1, 1996, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-brothers and sister: Roy, Orlin, Melvin, Verna Wagler. Funeral and burial: Sept. 4, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Ingrid Loepp Thiessen and Herb Schultz1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 39 - October 1, 1996 
Dorothy Miletta Boshart
 
3659 Schwartzentruber.- Edith Boshart, daughter of Daniel and Magdalena (Schwartzentruber) Boshart, was born at Petersburg, Ont., Apr. 30, 1899; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 18, 1987; aged 88 y. In 1920, she was married to Emmanuel Helmuth, who died in 1924. In 1927, she was married to Moses L. Schwartzentruber, who died in 1979. Surviving are 8 children (Norman and Walter Helmuth, Marie Gingerich, Violet Faulhafer, Elmer, Willard, Gerald, and Laverne Schwartzentruber), 28 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 21, in charge of Darrell D. Jantzi and Victor Dorsch; interment in St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 80, Number 47 -November 24, 1987, page 838.  
Edith Boshart
 
3660 Boshart. --- Edward, son of Henry and Ada Boshart, was born at Baden, Ont., Oct. 3, 1921; died at his home at Waterloo, Ont., April 27, 1940; aged 18 y. 6 m. 24 d. He was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in 1935. His testimony during the many weeks of his sickness was that he had peace with God and was willing to submit to the will of God. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters (Viola, Mrs. Neil Kavelman, Bertha, and Audrey), 1 brother (Stanley), and many relatives and friends. "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake with thy likeness." Services were held at the Erb St. Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., in charge of Brethren Peter Nafziger and J. B. Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 17 - July 25, 1940 --- page 382, 383, 384 
Edward Boshart
 
3661 Eli Boshart Rites Set

LOWVILLE - The funeral for Eli Boshart, 85, Castorland, who died Monday at home, will be Thursday at 1 p.m., at the Virkler Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. in the Naumburg Conservative Mennonite Church, Richard Zehr and Elmer Moser officiating. Burial will be in the Croghan Conservative Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edwina Boshart; three sons by his first marriage, Clayton and William, Watertown, Lloyd, Lowville; six children by his second marriage, Edgar in Iowa, Gloria in Florida, Sanford. in Louisana, Brenda, David and Glen, at home; a brother Henry, St. Jacobs, Ont., 16 grandchildren and 30 greatgrandchildren. Born at Baden Ont., Dec. 19, 1888. a son of David and Mary Schumm Boshart, he had resided at Castorland 47 years. He was foreman at the Climax Manufacturing Company from 1943 to 1966 and prior to that, operated a farm and milk route at Great Bend from 1927 to 1941. On Dec. 29. 1909, he married Katie Kennel. She died May 1, 1947. 0n Sept. 16 1948, he married Edwina Noftsier in the Lowville Mennonite Church with Chris Noftsier officiating.1a

1aWatertown Daily Times, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1974 
Eli Boshart
 
3662 Bast, Elizabeth, daughter of the late John and Barbara (Yantzi) Boshart, was born in East Zorra Township, Ont., Aug. 30, 1875; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Yost, Wellesley, Ont., May 23, 1958; aged 82 y. 8 m. 24 d. On Oct. 23, 1898, she was married to Christian Bast, who preceded her in death, Jan. 22, 1937. She is survived by 6 sons and 3 daughters, all of Ontario (Allen, Phillipsburg; Ezra, Shakespeare; Wesley, London; John, Baden; Nelson, Harrington; Andrew, Woodstock; Irene-Mrs. William Yost, Wellesley, Clara; Mrs. Clayton Kropf, Phillipsburg; and Dorothy-Mrs. Edgar Mayer, Heidleburg), one sister (Nancy Jantzi, Shakespeare, Ont.), 26 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. One brother and one grandchild preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church in charge of Joel Schwartzentruber and Henry Yantzi. Burial in the adjoining cemetery*.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 27 - July 8, 1958-page 649, 650

* Elizabeth was buried in the New Hamburg Reformed Mennonite Cemetery (Hochstetler's) - not in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery as inferred in the above obituary. 
Elizabeth Boshart
 
3663 Elmer S. Boshart - Sept 18, 1968

HAYSVILLE - Elmer S. Boshart of Haysville died suddenly at his home Wednesday. He was 55. Born in Wilmot Township Dec. 15, 1912, he was a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. David Boshart. He lived in Wilmot Township all his life. A member of Maple View Mennonite Church, Wellesley, he was employed at Canada Blower and Forge Co., Kitchener. One daughter, Doris Ann, predeceased him in infancy. Surviving at his wife, the former Barbara Lebold; three sons, Carl of RR 2, Petersburg, and Paul and Ross, both at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Marlene) Martz of Kitchener, Mrs. Gerald (Dorene) Brenneman of London, Ont., Mrs. Carl (Norma) Steinman of New Hamburg, Mrs. Basil (Janet) Plebon of Kitchener, Mrs. Ted (Shirley) Wroblewski and Mrs. Murray (Linda) Frey, both of New Hamburg, and Mary Lou, at home; two brothers, Delton of RR 2, Petersburg and Floyd of Baden; two sisters, Mrs. John (Ruby) Miles of RR 2, Petersburg, and Mrs. Gerald (Alice) Riehl of New Hamburg; 13 grandchildren. The body will be at the Bruce J. Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg, until Saturday noon, when removal will be made to the Steinman Mennonite Church, Baden, for a funeral service at 3 p.m. Rev. Chris O. Erb of Maple View Mennonite Church will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Sep 1968 
Elmer S. Boshart
 
3664 With her family at her side, Minnie died peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on Friday, October 19, 2007 in her 97th year. Dear wife of the late Edward Witmer and beloved mother of Doris Duncan of Baden, Elizabeth Brodrecht and husband Ronald of Cambridge, Douglas Witmer and wife Patricia of New Hamburg, Mildred Ferguson and husband William of Toronto and Karen Farrow and husband Robert of St. George. Loving grandmother of Dwight Duncan, Debbie Stack (Paul), Greg Brodrecht (Laura), Mary-Beth Zeggil (Paul), Carolyn Witmer (Rob), Christine Witmer (Brian), Peter Witmer, Scott Ferguson (Anne), Sian Ferguson (John), Mark Ferguson (Brenda), Andrew Graham (Alison), Virginia Busch (Shane) and Andrew Farrow. She is also survived by 32 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Donald Duncan. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Sunday, October 28, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place at the Wanner Mennonite Church, Beaverdale Road, Cambridge on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Wanner Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Fairview Mennonite Home would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to all the staff at Fairview Mennonite Home for their care and kindness.

THE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Oct. 22, 2007 
Elmina "Minnie" Boshart
 
3665 With her family at her side, Minnie died peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on Friday, October 19, 2007 in her 97th year. Dear wife of the late Edward Witmer and beloved mother of Doris Duncan of Baden, Elizabeth Brodrecht and husband Ronald of Cambridge, Douglas Witmer and wife Patricia of New Hamburg, Mildred Ferguson and husband William of Toronto and Karen Farrow and husband Robert of St. George. Loving grandmother of Dwight Duncan, Debbie Stack (Paul), Greg Brodrecht (Laura), Mary-Beth Zeggil (Paul), Carolyn Witmer (Rob), Christine Witmer (Brian), Peter Witmer, Scott Ferguson (Anne), Sian Ferguson (John), Mark Ferguson (Brenda), Andrew Graham (Alison), Virginia Busch (Shane) and Andrew Farrow. She is also survived by 32 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Donald Duncan. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Sunday, October 28, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place at the Wanner Mennonite Church, Beaverdale Road, Cambridge on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Wanner Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Fairview Mennonite Home would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to all the staff at Fairview Mennonite Home for their care and kindness.

THE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Oct. 22, 2007 
Elmira "Minnie" Boshart
 
3666 BOSHART, Elroy Isaac Passed away on Friday, August 13, 2010 at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener. Elroy was born 88 years ago in Wilmot Township and was the son of the late Noah and Victoria (Wagler) Boshart. Beloved husband of Willetta (Roth) Boshart whom he married October 2, 1943. Dear father of Judy and husband John Stewart, Karen and husband Brian Lavery all of Kitchener, Ken and wife Helen Boshart, Linda and husband Eric Kipfer all of New Hamburg, David and wife Kathy Bohart of Stittsville. Sadly missed by his eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also missed by sister-in-law Eileen Boshart of Wellesley and brother-in-law Chris Wagler of Baden. Elroy was predeceased by brothers Orlin Boshart, Melvin Boshart, sisters Verna Wagler and Dorothy Boshart. Elroy was a member of Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, New Dundee. Elroy built and founded in 1950, Boshart Electric in New Hamburg. He engineered the removal of the New Hamburg High School. He was a member of Gideon's International and the Christian Business Men's Association and was remembered as Mr. Fix It by his family and friends. Visitation will take place at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The interment will take place prior to the service on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at 19th Line Cemetery. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, New Dundee with Pastor Graham Burkhart and Pastor Dennis Bells officiating. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church or the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 13 Aug 2010 
Elroy Isaac Boshart
 
3667 Emmanuel Boshart 1971 Special to The Record

WELLESLEY-Funeral service for Emmanuel Boshart, 120 Queen St. E., who died suddenly at his home Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Poole Mennonite Church. Rev. Amsey Martin will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Born in Topping, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boshart. He was employed at J.M. Schneider Ltd. until his retirement in 1965. He was a member of the Milverton Legion, Branch 565, and the Poole Mennonite Church. He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Seigner, whom he married in 1918; two sons, Peter of St. Thomas and Eugene of Stratford; one daughter, Grace of Wellesley; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Donations to the Western Ontario Mennonite Mission Board will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Jan 1971 
Emmanuel Boshart
 
3668 Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 4, 2011 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 69. Beloved wife of Gerry for 48 years. Cherished mother of Roger (Rhonda) Brian (Diane Malone) and Karen (Dennis) Hartwick. Loved grandma of Aaron, Cyndi, Alex, Calvin, Travis, Michelle, Shawn, and Brandon. Dear sister of Ray, David, John, Irene, Mary, Edna, Ruth, Jean, Margie, Alice, Linda, and Kathy. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Katie Boshart, brothers Eldon and Billy and sister Shirley. Friends are invited to share their memories of Joan with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday, September 6 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, September 7 at 2p.m. Reception to follow. Cremation with interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau will take place at a later date. Condolences for the family and donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (Lung) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 5 Sep 2011 
Erma Joan "Joan" Boshart
 
3669 EZRA BOSHART Ezra Boshart, 72, of Pacific Ave., Milverton, died on Friday, Nov. 1, in Listowel Memorial Hospital.

Born in Ellice Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boshart. He was a machinist in Milverton most of his life. He was a member of the Poole Mennonite Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Magdelena Albrecht; one son, Ralph of R.R. 2, Wellesley; three daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Mildred) Ropp of R.R. 1, Wellesley; Mrs. Wesley (Marjorie) Steckley of Milverton; Mrs. Merlin (Norma) Lichty of R.R. 2, Wellesley; one brother, Emmanuel of Wellesley; one sister, Mrs. Menno (Salome) Erb of Wellesley.

The body rested at the Futher Brothers funeral home, Wellesley, until Monday at 1 p.m. when removal was made to Poole Mennonite Church for service at 3 p.m. Pallbearers were Paul Boshart of Stratford, Peter Boshart of St. Thomas, Albert Erb of Wellesley, Dan Albrecht of New Hamburg, Delmar Erb of Millbank, John Albrecht of Kingwood. Burial was in the church cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Nov 1968

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Boshart, Ezra, son of the late Peter and Nancy (Schultz) Boshart, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Sept. 21, 1896; died in his car at Listowel, Ont., following a doctor's appointment, Nov. 1, 1968; aged 72 y. 1 m. 10 d. On Feb. 6, 1921, he was married to Magdalena Albrecht, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Ralph), 3 daughters (Mildred - Mrs. Ivan Ropp, Marjorie - Mrs. Wesley Steckly, and Norma - Mrs. Merlin Lichti), 14 grandchildren, one brother (Emmanuel), and one sister (Salome - Mrs. Menno Erb). He was a member of the Poole Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 4, with Herbert Schultz officiating.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 16 - April 22, 1969 - pages 379, 380

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Milverton - Ezra Boshart, 72, Milverton, died Friday in Listowel. Born in Ellice Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boshart. He was a machinist in Milverton most of his life. He was a member of Poole Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Magdalena Albrecht; one son, Ralph, RR #2, Wellesley; Mrs. Wesley (Marjorie) Steckley, Milverton; Mrs. Merlin (Norma) Lichty, RR #2, Wellesley; one brother Emanuel, Wellesley; one sister Mrs. Menno (Salome) Erb, Wellesley. The body will be at the Futher Brothers funeral home, Wellesley, until Monday at 1 p.m. when removal will be made to Poole Mennonite Church for the service at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Ezra Boshart
 
3670 Boshart - Floyd, son of Bro. and Sister Milton Boshart, was born at St. Agatha, Ont., Feb. 1, 1935; died at the K. and W. Hospital March 23, 1939, following an operation for appendicitis. He leaves his loving parents, 1 sister, 1 brother, his grandparents, and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Services were conducted at his home in Bridgeport, Ont., by Bro. Peter Nafziger, and at the St. Agatha A. M. Church by the brethren, Peter Nafziger (text, Matt. 18:1-3) and Moses O. Jantzi (text, Psa. 127). Interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald, April 27, 1939 
Floyd Boshart
 
3671 Boshart, Gideon, son of Jonas and Magdalena (Gerber) Boshart, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Feb. 6, 1906; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home, Baden, Ont., Oct. 9, 1963; aged 57 y. 8 m. 3 d. He was married to Pearl Kipfer, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Marcella - Mrs. Orland Gerber), 4 brothers and 6 sisters (John, Simeon, Menno, Aaron, Mrs. Netta Gingerich, Mrs. Lily Brenneman, Mary, Luella - Mrs. Clarence Erb, Elmina - Mrs. Edward Witmer, and Loretta - Mrs. Eldon Witmer), and 3 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., where funeral services were held on Oct. 12, in charge of Robert N. Johnson.

Gospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 49 - December 17, 1963 - pages 1109, 1110.

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Baden - Gideon Boshart. 57. died at his home here early this morning.

Born in Wellesley Township, he had lived in Baden for the past 20 years where he was employed at the R.D.K. Aluminum Company. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Kitchener.
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Boshart, he is survived by his wife the former Pearl Keipfer; one daughter, Mrs. Orland (Marcella) Gerber of Baden: four brothers. John of Watertown, N.Y., Simeon of Lowville, N.Y.. Menno of Kitchener, Aaron of Wellesley; six sisters, Mrs. Ezra (Lilly) Brenneman of Kitchener; Mrs. Moses (Netta) Gingerich of Lowville, Mary of Kitchener, Mrs. Clarence (Luella) Erb of Stratford, Mrs. Eldon (Loretta) Witmer of Kitchener, and Mrs. Edward (Elmina) Witmer of Hespeler; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother and a son, Delford, five years ago. The body is at the Futher-Omand Funeral Home until Saturday noon when removal will be made to the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where service will be conducted by Rev Robert Johnson at 3 p m. Burial will be in the church ceemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, October 9, 1963 
Gideon Boshart
 
3672 Boshart.- Henry, son of David R. and Mary (Schumm) Boshart, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Oct. 31, 1900; died at St. Jacobs, Ont., July 6, 1987; aged 86 y. In June 1920, he was married to Ada Kennel, who died on Mar. 25, 1960. Surviving are 3 daughters (Viola Kavelman. Bertha Veitch, and Audrey Gingerich), 16 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 grandsons, one brother, and 2 sisters. He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 8, in charge of Doug Snyder; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 80, Number 31 - August 4, 1987, page 566.

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Henry Boshart died on Monday, July 6, 1987. He was born in Wilmot Township 86 years ago and farmed in that area before moving to Waterloo. He was employed with Kaufman Lumber until retirement and was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo. He was the son of the late David R. Boshart and Mary Schumm. Henry is survived by his children, Viola and her husband Neil Kavelman, Bertha and her husband Robert Veitch, and Audrey and her husband Victor Gingerich. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Ada Kennel, two sons, Edward and Stanley, one brother and two sisters. Interment will be at the Erb Street Mennonite Church Cemetery. 
Henry S. Boshart
 
3673 JANTZI, IRENE On Saturday, May 30, 1998, at her residence, Nithview Home, New Hamburg, Irene Jantzi, formerly of Baden. She was born in Wilmot township, 89 years ago, a daughter of the late Daniel and Magdalena (Schwartzentruber) Boshart. Irene was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church, where she had been a member of the WMSC. She also enjoyed quilting and outdoor work as her hobbies. Beloved wife of Joel Jantzi of Nithview Home, whom she married March 7, 1928. Loving mother of Erla and her husband Leonard Frey of Elmira, Delford Jantzi and his wife Jean of New Hamburg, Jean and her husband Frank Erb of RR 2, Wellesley, Darlene and her husband Paul Onica of Anaheim, Calf. Ever remembered by 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Violet Steinman of RR 2, New Hamburg and Lucinda Boshart of New Hamburg. Predeceased by a daughter, Marjorie; a son-in-law, Ervin Jantzi; two brothers, Noah and Milton; two sisters, Lydia (Mrs. Noah Litwiller) and Edith (Mrs. Mose Schwartzentruber). Friends and relatives will be received at the Mark Yutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, on Monday June 1, 1998 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9p.m., and until Tuesday at noon, when transfer will be made to St. Agatha Mennonite Church for the service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Nithview Home, New Hamburg.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 June 1998 
Irene Boshart
 
3674 Boshart. - Jacob Boshart was born near Wellesley, Ont., July 2, 1853; died of pneumonia at Milverton, Ont., May 26, 1928; aged 74 y. 1 m. 6 d. He united in holy matrimony with Leah Erb, Feb. 12, 1878, who preceded him in death July 19, 1922. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters. He leaves 2 sons, 1 daughter, 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters. In his early years he accepted the Lord as his Savior, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was faithful to the end. After his marriage he moved with his wife on a farm near Milbank, Ont., where they resided till after the death of his wife when he moved with his son John at Milverton. Funeral was held May 29, from his late home and at Mornington Amish Mennonite Church. Services at the house by Nicklaus Nafziger and at the church by John Gerber and Nicklaus Nafziger. Burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 18 - August 2, 1928, pages 382, 383 
Jacob Boshart
 
3675 Boshart - Jacob B., son of Christian E. and Katherine Boshart, was Dec. 11, 1850, in Wellesley, Ont. In 1878 he moved to Milford, Neb. In the spring of 1919, he moved to Albany, Oreg., at which place he died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Lydia Gerig) Aug. 26, 1936; aged 85 y. 8 m. 15 d. The cause of his death was a heart attack which he suffered while sitting in a rocking chair. On March 27, 1888, he was united in wedlock with Mary Reck. This union was blest with 14 children. His wife preceded him in death June 22, 1933; also 2 sons and 1 daughter (Albert, Mrs. Leah Roth, and Edward J.). Those surviving are: Mrs. Katie Reil and Joe C. of Milford Neb.; Mrs. Emma Roth of Chappell, Neb., Mrs. Mary Stutzman, Mrs. Lydia Gerig, Dan, Mrs. Ida Gerig, David, Mrs. Bertha Gerig, Harry and Elmer, all of Albany, Oreg. Surviving are 55 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Daniel of Woodriver, Neb; David of Milford, Neb.; Mrs. Katie Kuepfer and Mrs. Marie Brenneman of Albany, Oreg.). He accepted Christ as his saviour in his early years and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he died, "looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at the Fairview Mennonite Church by N. A. Lind. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Albany. Jacob B. Boshart
 
3676 Boshart.-Jonas, son of the late Peter and Magdalena Boshart, was born near Wellesley, Ont., Aug. 18, 1866; died Sept. 13, 1939; aged 73 y. 26d. On Sept. 29, 1889, he was married to Magdalena Gerber. To this union were born 12 children: Moses (who preceded his father in death), John, Nettie (Mrs. Moses Gingrich) of New York; Mary, at home, Lilly (Mrs. Ezra Brenneman), of Baden, Ont.; Menno, of Kitchener; Simon, of New York; Aaron, of Petersburg; Gideon of Baden; Luella (Mrs. Clarence Erb), of Tavistock; Elmina (Mrs. Edward Witmer) with whom they had been living; and Loretta (Mrs. Eldon Witmer) of Kitchener. There also survive 2 brothers (Daniel and Peter), 1 sister (Mrs. Moses Schlabach), 39 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. At the age of 15 years he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, serving the Lord and the church faithfully until about two years ago, when because of location he united with the Snyder congregation of the Mennonite Church near Bloomingdale, Ont., of which he was a faithful and loyal member until his death. After a prolonged illness and much suffering he peacefully passed away to be with his Lord. He left a bright, ringing testimony of his faith in Christ up to the very last.

''Tis hard to part with father, dear,
No more to see him here;
But yet we're glad if God saw best,
To end his troubles and give him rest,
In heaven to reign with angels fair,
May our names too be written there."

-Mother and Children.1a

1a
Gospel Herald October 5, 1939 - Vol. XXXII, No 27 - pages 575, 576 
Jonas Boshart
 
3677 12th Field Regiment Association Kenneth Leroy Boshart
 
3678 Boshart, Kenneth - Passed away,at St. Mary's Hospital. On Sunday, April 11, 1999, after a brief illness, at the age of 78 years. He was born February 2, 1921, a son of the late Moses Boshart and former Bertha Egerdee. Beloved husband of the late Irene Marie Boshart (nee Kurt), who predeceased him in 1977. Loving father of Bill and Sharon of New Dundee, Linda Pierce and her friend Greg of Edmonton, Russ of Kitchener, Dan and Janet of RR 2, Baden and Shirley Gardner and her friend Dan of British Columbia. Sadly missed by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Thelma Makcrow of Cambridge. Kenneth served overseas in the Second World War and was a member of the 12th Field Regiment Association. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, 742-4881 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Brian Wilker officiating. Internment Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 8-412 River Rd. E., Kitchener, N2B 2G3 or the Diabetes Association, 14 Irvine St. Suite 1, Kitchener, N2H 1K8 would be appreciated by the family.

The Record, April 13, 1999 
Kenneth Leroy Boshart
 
3679 WITMER, Lauretta Boshart May 17, 1912 - August 29, 2011 Lauretta passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was a member of First Mennonite Church. She is survived by husband John Eldon Witmer, son Murray Witmer (Ruth McManaman), daughter Dorene Rudy-Snyder (Douglas Snyder), and son James Bruce Witmer (Dianne). Predeceased by her daughter Judith Marie in 1951, parents Jonas and Magdelena Boshart, siblings and spouses; Moses and Bertha Boshart, John and Ida Boshart, Netta and Moses Gingerich, Lily and Ezra Brenneman, Mary Boshart, Menno and Mynetta Boshart, Simeon and Esther Boshart, Aaron and Marion Boshart, Gideon and Pearl Boshart, Luella and Clarence Erb, Elmina and Edward Witmer. Lauretta was Director of the W.M.S.C. Cutting Room which prepared clothing, quilts and blankets for the Mennonite Central Committee. She and her husband, managed an MCC Thrift Shop on Lancaster Street for many years. She was actively involved in Women's Sewing Committee at First Mennonite Church, Cradle Roll Department and the Seniors Groups. Lauretta loved and thoroughly enjoyed her children, grandchildren (9), and great-grandchildren (13). Friends are invited to share their memories of Lauretta with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home on Thursday, September 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Lauretta's life and faith will be held at First Mennonite Church, 800 King St. E., Kitchener on Friday, September 2nd at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment will take place at First Mennonite Cemetery prior to the service on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Condolences for the family and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee, Fairview Mennonite Home, or a charity of your choice may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. A special thanks to Fairview Mennonite Home for the wonderful nursing care she received during her four years in long-term care. Lauretta Boshart
 
3680 Litwiller, Lydia, daughter of Daniel and Magdelena (Schwartzentruber) Boshart, was born in Wilmot Twp., Jan. 18, 1893; died at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 8, 1970; aged 77 y. 9 m. 10 d. On Feb. 10, 1914, she was married to Noah Litwiller, who died Sept. 27, 1969. Surviving are 2 sons (Oliver and Harold), one daughter (Ruth - Mrs. Mahlon Yantzi), 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Noah and Milton), and 2 sisters (Edith - Mrs. Moses Schwartzentruber and Irene - Mrs. Joel Jantzi). She was a member of the St. Agatha Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 11, with Gerald Schwartzentruber and Allen Schwartzentruber officiating.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXIII, Number 45 - November 17, 1970, p. 983, 984.

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Mrs. Noah


Mrs. Noah Litwiller of RR 2, Petersburg, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 77. Born in Wilmot Township, she was the former Lydia Boshart, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Boshart. She lived in the Twin City area all her life, and was a member of the St. Agatha Mennonite Church. Her husband predeceased her on Sept. 27, 1969. Surviving are two sons, Harold and Oliver, both of Waterloo; one daughter, Mrs. Mahlon (Ruth) Yantzi of RR 2, Petersburg; two brothers, Noah of Batavia, N.Y., and Milton of St. Agatha; two sisters, Mrs. Moses (Edith) Schwartzentruber and Mrs. Joel (Irene) Jantzi, both of Baden; and 12 grandchildren. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until Sunday noon when removal will be made to the St. Agatha Mennonite Church where Rev. Gerald Schwartzentruber will conduct a service at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Mennonite Mission Board will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.2a

2aNewspaper unknown 
Lydia Boshart
 
3681 Mrs. Joseph B. Jantzi The death occurred at Newton on Monday, Oct. 18th, of Mattie Boshart, widow of the late Joseph B. Jantzi, of East Zorra, and mother of Mr. Jonas B. Jantzi, of New Hamburg, in her 79th year. The remains were brought to her late home on the 18th line of East Zorra, from where the funeral was held yesterday afternoon to the 1Gth line Mennonite Church and Cemetery, and was largely attended. The deceased was well known and highly esteemed in the community. Her husband and three sons, Joseph B., Rudy and Michael B., predeceased her. She leaves one son and six daughters to mourn her demise.


New Hamburg Independent Oct 22 pg 1 
Magdalena "Mattie" Boshart
 
3682 1871 - Magdalena Boshard is staying with Peter Boshard. Magdalene C. Boshart
 
3683 1871 - Mary Boshard is staying with Peter Boshard. Mary Boshart
 
3684 BOSHART, Mary -- At Nithview Nursing Home, New Hamburg, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 1985, Mary Boshart, in her 89th year.

Dear sister of Menno Boshart of Kitchener, Aarn Boshart and his wife Marion of Wellesley, Mrs. Luella Erb of Stratford, Elmina (Mrs. Edward Witmer) of Cambridge(H), (Lauretta) Mrs. Eldon Witmer of Kitchener and sister-in-law of Bertha Boshart of New Hamburg. Also survived by several nieces and Nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Jonas Boshart and the former Magdelena Gerber; brothers, John, Moses, Gideon, and Simeon and Sisters, Netta Ginerich and Lily Brenneman.

Family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, from Tuesday at 2 p.m., until Wednesday, Feb 20 at noon, when transfer will be made to First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, for funeral service and committal at 3:30 p.m. Pastors Glenn Brubacher and Jean Goulet officiating. Interment St. Agatha mennonite cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Feb 1985

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Boshart, Mary, daughter of Jonas and Magdelena (Gerber) Boshart, was born at Wellesley, Ont., Aug. 29, 1896; died at Nithview Home, New Hamburg, Ont., Feb. 17, 1985; aged 88 y. Surviving are 2 brothers (Menno and Aaron Boshart), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Luella Erb, Mrs. Edward Witmer, and Mrs. Eldon Witmer). She was preceded in death by 4 brothers (John, Moses, Gideon, and Simeon), and 2 sisters (Netta Gingerich and Lily Brenneman). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 20, in charge of Glenn Brubacher and Jean-Jacques Goulet; interment in St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 78, Number 12 - March 19, 1985 - page 206 
Mary Boshart
 
3685 Christner, Mary, daughter of Menno and Catherine (Swartzendruber) Boshart, was born at Baden, Ont., Feb. 21, 1882; died at Wauseon, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1962; aged 80 y. 5 m. 17 d. On Aug. 17, 1905, she was married to Jacob Christner, who died Dec. 6, 1960. Four children also preceded her in death. Surviving are 9 children (Alta-Mrs. Lloyd Piehl, Pontiac, Mich.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Vernon Swartzendruber, Sebewaing, Mich.; Marian-Mrs. Freeman Nafziger, Archbold, Ohio; Margaret-Mrs. Glen King. Sarasota, Fla.; Dorothy-Mrs. Morris Nafziger, Pettisville, Ohio: Jesse, Elkton, Mich.; Alvin, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ervin, Detroit, Mich.; and Louis, Pigeon, Mich.), 27 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Eli, Rome, N.Y.; 3 half brothers and one half sister (Harvey and Allen, Syracuse, N.Y.; Jay, Rome, N.Y.; and Lillian Fowler, Watertown, N.Y.). She was a member of the Pigeon River Conservative Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 11, in charge of Roy Sauder, Earl J. Maust, and Willard Mayer.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 36 - September 11, 1962 - pages 814, 815 
Mary Boshart
 
3686 MILLBANK \emdash Mrs. Maria Steckly, 83, of Millbank, died today at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Kuepfer. Born in Baden, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Boshart. She was an Amish Mennonite. Her first husband, Simon Lebold, died in 1937. Her second husband, Solo-mon Steckly, died in 1953. Surviving are one stepson, Samuel K. Steckly of RR 2, Atwood; five daughters, Mrs. Amos (Mary) Albrecht and Mrs. Solomon (Catherine) Kuepfer, both of Millbank, Mrs. Elizabeth Albrecht of RR 1, Millbank, Mrs. Christian (Nancy) Kuepfer of Linwood and Mrs. Moses (Rachel) Kuepfer of Newton; one brother, Michael of Waterloo; And six sisters, Mrs:. Aaron B. Jantzi, Mrs. Moses, Bast and Mrs. Christian Roth; all of Wellesley, Mrs. Joseph` Dieholt of RR 1, Milverton, Mrs., Peter Lauther of Heidelberg and Mrs. John Albrecht of Kitchener. There are 23 grandchildren and 46. great - grandchildren. Three sisters predeceased her. The body is at the Solomon Kuepfer home, Millbank, where the funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bu-dal will be in the Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Concession 7, Wellesley. Bishop Amos Albrecht will officiate. Mary Boshart
 
3687 Menno Boshart died on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1995 at the age of 95 years, at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener. Menno was the son of the late Jonas Boshart and the late Magdalena Gerber. He is survived by children Reta and her husband the late Micky Braun. He was predeceased by his wife, the late Mynetta Gerth Boshart and his daughter Ruth Hohner. His is survived by two sisters Loretta (Mrs. Eldon Witmer) and Elmina (Mrs. Edward Witmer). Interment is at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener. Menno Boshart
 
3688 Boshart, Michael, son of Jacob and Maria (Jantzi) Boshart, was born in Crosshill, Ont., Sept. 12, 1900; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 3, 1974; aged 73 y. 5 m. 19 d. On Aug. 23, 1925, he was married to Katherine Erb, who preceded him in death on Mar. 24, 1964. Surviving are 5 sons (Elton, William, Raymond, Michael, and John), 9 daughters (Irene-Mrs. Tom Fronchak, Ruth-Mrs. William Cluthe, Mary-Mrs. Laverne Roth, Edna-Mrs. Donald Richardson, Jean-Mrs. Elton Leis, Margaret, Joan-Mrs. Gerald Litwiller, Linda-Mrs. Murray Walz, and Alice-Mrs. Thomas Pariseau), 31 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Albrecht and Leah Jantzi). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Shirley) and 8 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Maple View Mennonite Church near Wellesley on Mar. 6, in charge of Alvin Leis and Jacob Roes; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 15 - April 9, 1974 - pp. 317, 318 
Michael Jacob Boshart
 
3689 Boshart, Milton, 87, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Daniel and Magdalena (Schwartzentruber) Boshart. Died: Sept. 24, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. survivors - wife: Lucinda (Mayer) Lebold; children: Rita Horst, Robert, Gary, Stanley Mayer, Ernest Mayer, Floyd Mayer, Marie Huehn; 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; sister: Irene Jantzi. Member: St. Agatha Mennonite Church. Predeceased by: Elmina Kropf (first wife), Ben and Floyd (sons).1a

1aGospel Herald Volume 84, Number 44 November 5, 1991 - page 14.

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BOSHART, Milton
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1991, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Milton Boshart, of Nithview Home, New Hamburg. He was formerly of Baden and St. Agatha and was born in Wilmot township 87 years ago, son of the late Daniel Boshart and the former Magdalena Schwartzentruber. He was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church and enjoyed woodworking as his hobby. Milton was predeceased by his first wife, Elmina Kropf in 1966. Beloved husband the former Lucinda (Mayer) Lebold whom he married April 22, 1967. Lovingly remembered by his children, Reta Horst of Baden, Robert Boshart and his wife Patricia of Amherstburg, Gary Boshart and his wife Effie of New Hamburg, Stanley Mayer and his wife Bernadette of New Dundee, Ernest Mayer and his wife Shirley of St. Agatha, Floyd Mayer and his wife Gloria of Kitchener, Marie Huehn of Waterloo; one daughter-in-law, Bernice and her husband Don Geiger of Listowel. Sadly missed by 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one sister, Irene and her husband Joel Jantzi of New Hamburg. Milton was predeceased by two sons, Bert and Floyd; one son-in-law, Lee Horst; one grandchild, Timothy Boshart; one brother Noah and two sisters, Lydia Litwiller and Edith Schwartzentruber. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. today (Tuesday), until Thursday at noon, when transfer will be made to the St. Agatha Mennonite Church for the service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Steve Gerber officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada or Nithview Home, New Hamburg.2a

2a
Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Sep 1991

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Milton Boshart died on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1991 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. He was born in Wilmot Township 87 years ago, son of the late Daniel Boshart and Magdalena Schwartzentruber. He was a member of the St. Agatha Mennonite Church. Milton was predeceased by his first wife, Elmina Kropf in 1966. His is survived by his second wife Lucinda (Mayer) Lebold whom he married April 22, 1967, and his children, Reta Horst, Robert Boshart and his wife Patricia, Gary Boshart and his wife Effie. Milton was predeceased by two sons, Berl and Floyd; one son-in-law Lee Horst; one brother Noah; and two sisters, Lydia Litwiller and Edith Schwartzentruber. Interment will be in the St. Agatha Mennonite Church Cemetery. 
Milton S. Boshart
 
3690 BOSHART, Noah S., son of Christian and Maria (Schwartzentruber) Boshart, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Oct. 10, 1888; died at People Care Centre, Tavistock, Ont., July 10, 1986; aged 97 y. On Jan. 21, 1920, he was married to Victoria Wagler, who died on Nov. 21, 1971. Surviving are 2 daughters (Dorothy Boshart and Verna Wagler), 3 sons (Elroy, Orlin, and Mel), 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 13, in charge of Vernon Zehr, Elmer Schwartzentruber, and Fred Lichti; interment in Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 79, Number 32 - August 12, 1986, page 554

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BOSHART, Noah S. -- On Thursday, July 10, 1986, at People Care Centre, Tavistock, Noah Boshart, age 97, formerly of Wilmot Centre. He was a member of Steinman Mennonite Church, RR 2, Baden and enjoyed many years serving the public in his plumbing and repair business. Beloved husband of the former Victoria Wagler who predeceased him November 21, 1971; dear father of Dorothy Boshart of Wellesley, Orlin of Wellesley, Elroy and his wife Willetta of New Hamburg, Verna of RR 2, Baden, Melvin and Bertha Boshart of New Hamburg. Also survived by several nieces and Nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, the late Christian Boshart and Maria Schwartzentruber, one sister Mrs. Veronica Hartung and one grandchild, Joan. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., after 7 p.m. this evening and until noon Sunday, July 13, when transfer will be made to Steinman Mennonite Church for service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Fred Lichti officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.2a

2a\iThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jul 1986 
Noah S. Boshart
 
3691 BOSHART, Orlin Lloyd Passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at his residence People Care Centre, Tavistock. Orlin was formerly of Wellesley and Wilmot Centre. He was born 85 years ago in Wilmot Township and was predeceased by his parents, Noah and Victoria (Wagler) Boshart. Dear brother of Elroy and wife Willeta Boshart of New Hamburg, sister-in-law Eileen Boshart of Wellesley and brother-inlaw Chris Wagler of Wilmot Centre. Remembered by his aunt Sarah Zehr of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and their spouses Judy, Ken, Karen, David, Linda, Keith, Kathy, Karolyn, Gary, Joyce, Jayne. Orlin was predeceased by his sisters Dorothy Boshart, Verna Wagler, brother Melvin Boshart and niece Joan. Orlin was a member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden. Orlin worked at Arc Industries, Elmira for a number of years. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Saturday March 6, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden at 3:30 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE TIME). Interment to follow in Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to ARC Industries or the Mennonite Central Committee. On-line condolences and donation information available at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 5 Mar 2010 
Orlin Lloyd Boshart
 
3692 POETKER, Patricia A. Patricia Anne Poetker, 76, of Tavistock passed away at her residence on Saturday, December 15, 2012. She was born at Bridgeport on October 31, 1936, a daughter of the late Aaron and Marian (Miller) Boshart. Pat was a farm business partner with her husband in North Easthope Township prior to their retiring and moving to Tavistock. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock. Pat is survived by her husband, Gerard Henry "George" Poetker, whom she married at Wellesley on July 25, 1959; two children, Kim and husband Perry Hehn of Stratford, Greg and wife Paula Poetker of St. Mary's; six grandchildren, Travis and wife Melissa Cooke, Candis Cooke and fiancé Scott Leyser, Jessica Hehn and friend Beau Dill, Ainslee Hehn, Ryan Poetker and Josh Poetker; three great-grandsons, Ethan, Kayden and Jackson Cooke; her brother and sister-in-law, Linc and Grace Boshart of Kitchener and several "Poetker" brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their families. She was predeceased by her sister, Delores Parrott. A private funeral service was held in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. The Rev. Richard P. Brown officiated. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431. Patricia Anne Boshart
 
3693 Boshart. - Peter Boshart was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 14, 1870; died Sept. 7, 1942, at the Stratford, Ont., General Hospital after a sickness of a few weeks' duration from dia-betes and complications; aged 72 y. 3 m. 23 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church until death. He was ordained to the ministry Nov. 8, 1903. He was united in marriage with Sister Nancy Schultz Oct. 4, 1892. Sister Boshart predeceased him on April 26, 1936. They shared life together for 43 years and 6 months. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter; 11 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, 1 brother, 1 sister survive. Two brothers and 4 sisters predeceased him. The funeral was largely attended by neighbors, friends and relatives. Services at the Poole A. M. Church, conducted by Bros. Peter Nafziger of St. Agatha, Moses 0. Jantzi of Baden, Ont., and Christian Martin of Lancaster, Pa. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"The Gospel was his joy and song,
E'en to his latest breath;
The truth he had proclaimed so long
Was his support in death." --By a Brother.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 28 - October 8, 1942 - pages 606,607

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Rev. Peter Boshart - A well-known and highly esteemed resident of Topping. Rev. Peter Boshart passed away in the Stratford General Hospital at 6:30 on Monday morning, Sept. 7th at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 23 days. Mr. Boshart had been ailing all summer but was not confined to his room until the first of August. Since that time he gradually became worse and on August 30th he was removed to the hospital where he underwent an operation for an abscess on his thigh on Saturday. He was also suffering from diabetes. The youngest of the family of the late Peter and Magdalena (Berge) Boshart, he was born on the boundary between Wellesley and Wilmot on May 14th, 1870. He spent his boyhood and young manhood in that locality and on October 4th, 1892 he was married to Annie (Nancy) Schultz, daughter of the late Menno and Elizabeth (Litweiller) Schultz. Immediately following their marriage they took up residence at Topping where he resided to the time of his death with the exception of five years which were spent in Baden. They went to Baden eleven years ago with the intention of retiring there but when Mrs. Boshart became seriously ill they returned to the farm. Mrs. Boshart passed away in April 1936. Mr. Boshart in addition to operating the farm was minister of the Poole (north) Mennonite Church and also the Steinman Mennonite Church. He also operated a threshing machine for over twenty years and became widely known throughout the district. He is survived by three sons and one daughter Emanuel of Cargill, Ezra on the homestead at Topping; Samuel of Milverton; Mrs. M. O. Erb (Salome) of Wellesley; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Mose Schlabach (Barbara) of New Hamburg; one brother Mr. Daniel Boshart of St. Agatha. The following brothers and sisters predeceased him: (Kate) Mrs. John Schultz, (Mary) Mrs. Peter Roth, Jacob, Jonas and Elizabeth who died in infancy. The funeral will be held Thursday with service at his late residence commencing at 1:30 followed by a service in the Poole Mennonite Church (north) commencing at 2:30. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery. 
Rev. Peter Boshart
 
3694 Erb, Salome, daughter of the late Peter and Nancy (Schultz) Boshart, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Dec. 3, 1900; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 10, 1970; aged 69 y. 1 m. 7 d. On July 19, 1920, she was married to Menno O. Erb, who died Dec. 14, 1955. Surviving are one son (Albert), 3 grandchildren, and one brother (Emanuel). She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and 2 brothers (Samuel and Ezra). She was a member of the Maple View Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 14, with Herb Schultz, Steve Gerber, and Chris O. Erb officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 5 - February 3, 1970, page 111, 112

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Mrs. Menno Erb
By Record Correspondent WELLESLEY-Mrs. Menno Erb of Wellesley died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, after a brief illness. She was 69. Mrs. Erb, the former Salome Boshart, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boshart and was born in Ellice Township Dec. 3, 1900. She was a member of the Maple View Mennonite Church, Wellesley. She was predeceased by her husband in 1955. She is survived by one son, Albert of Wellesley; one brother, Emmanuel of Wellesley and three grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a daughter and two brothers. The body will be at the Futher Brothers Funeral Home, Wellesley, until noon Wednesday when removal will be made to the Maple View Mennonite Church for service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Donations to the Western Ontario Mennonite Mission Board will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jan 1970 
Salome Boshart
 
3695 SAMUEL BOSHART Samuel Boshart, 60, of Maple St, Milverton, died suddenly Monday, July 6, at his home after a heart seizure. Born in Ellice Township, in 1904, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boshart. He had been a member of Poole Mennonite Church, and been a Sunday School teacher and song leader for a number of years. Mr. Boshart worked for the Ebersol Farm Equipment Co., Milverton. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Kipfer, whom he married in 1926; one son Paul, 62 Cambria St., Stratford; two daughters, Mrs. Mervin (Lois) Leis, Wellesley and Miss Laurence, Milverton, two brothers, Emmanuel, Wellesley and Ezra, Milverton and one sister, Mrs. Salome Erb, Wellesley, and four grandchildren. The body rested at the Futher Brothers funeral home, Wellesley, Tuesday, until noon when removal was made to the home in Milverton. The service was held at Poole Mennonite church, Thursday, July 9. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Herb. Schultz officiated. Pallbearers were Roy Zehr, Larverne Kipfer, Bernel Kipfer, Albert Erb, Ralph Boshart, Peter Boshart.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Jul 1964

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Boshart, Samuel, son of Peter and Nancy (Shultz) Boshart, was born at Milverton, Ont., June 23, 1904; died of a heart attack at his home in Milverton, July 6, 1964, aged 60 y. 13 d. On July 1, 1926, he was married to Florence Kipfer, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Paul), daughters (Lois - Mrs. Mervin Leis and Laurene), 2 brothers (Emmual and Ezra), one sister (Salome - Mrs. Menno Erb), and 4 grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a member of the Poole Church, where funeral services were held July 9, in charge of Herbert Schultz and Christian Brunk.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 29 - July 28, 1964 - pp 655, 656 
Samuel Boshart
 
3696 Boshart, Simon, son of Jonas and Magdalena (Gerber) Boshart, was born in Baden, Ont., Oct. 26, 1901; died of cancer at the Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, N.Y., Feb. 10, 1974; aged 72 y. 3 m. 15 d. On Mar. 7, 1934, he was married to Esther Moser, who survives. Also surviving are 2 brothers (Menno and Aaron) and 6 sisters (Mrs. Netta Gingerich, Mrs. Lily Brenneman, Mary Boshart, Loretta - Mrs. Eldon Witmer, Elmina - Mrs. Edward Witmer, and Mrs. Louella Erb). Three brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y., Feb. 13, in charge of Vernon Zehr; interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 12 - March 19, 1974 - pages 253, 254  
Simon Boshart
 
3697 Boshart, Stanley David, son of Henry and Ada (Kennel) Boshart, was born Nov. 22, 1924; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Sept. 4, 1984; aged 59. He was married to Dorothy Curtis, who survives. Also surviving are his father, 2 sons (David and Keith), 3 daughters (Ruth Ann, Donna, and Bonnie), 4 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Viola Kavelman, Bertha - Mrs. Robert Veitch, and Audrey - Mrs. Victor Gingerich). He was preceded in death by his mother, one son (James), and one brother (Edward). He was a member of St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 6, in charge of Richard Yordy; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 44 - October 30, 1984 - pages 769, 770 
Stanley David "Stan" Boshart
 
3698 WAGLER, Verna - Went to be with her heavenly Father, on Thursday, January 8, 2009, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, surrounded by the love of her family. Verna was born 82 years ago in Wilmot Centre and was the daughter of the late Noah S. and Victoria (Wagler) Boshart. Beloved wife of Chris L. Wagler with whom she celebrated 57 years of marriage. Loving and devoted mother of Keith Wagler, Kathy and Todd Loree all of Wilmot Centre, Karolyn and Geordy Fournier of Kitchener. Adored and cherished grandmother of Matt and Colleen Loree, Brad Loree, Brett Fournier and Bryn Fournier. Sadly missed by brothers, Elroy and Willeta Boshart of New Hamburg, Orlin Boshart of Tavistock; brother-in-law, Elmer and Hilda Wagler of New Hamburg; sisters-in-law, Eileen Boshart of Wellesley, Alice Wagler of New Hamburg and aunt Sarah Zehr of New Hamburg. Always remembered by many nieces and nephews. Verna was predeceased by sister, Dorothy Boshart; brother, Melvin Boshart and brother-in-law, Emanuel Wagler. Verna was an active member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden. Verna was a stay at home mom while her children were growing up and then worked at Nithview Home, New Hamburg prior to her retirement. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, this evening (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral to celebrate Verna's life will take place on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 3 p.m. with Pastor Steve Drudge and Pastor Ilene Bergen officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Community Care Concepts, Mennonite Central Committee or the charity of one's choice. On line condolences and memorial tributes at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 9 Jan 2009 
Verna Boshart
 
3699 Jantzi. - Fanny Jantzi was born in Wateloo Co., Ont., Can., Dec 7, 1854, died in Linn Co., Ore., Aug. 8, 1919; aged 64 y. 8 m. 1 d.
She was united in marriage to Jacob J. Jantzi in Waterloo Co., Ont., June 22, 1876. This union was blessed with one son and one daughter. Her husband preceded her in death in 1878. She leaves to mourn her departure one son John B. Jantzi, of Wood River, Nebr. and one daughter Mrs Peter Zehr of Albany, Ore., 11 grandchildren, her mother, 4 brothers and 4 sisters and a large number of relatives and friends.
In her younger years she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the A. M. Church to which she remained faithful until death.
Funeral services conducted by C. R. Gerig and C. C. Steckley at the Fairview A. M. Church. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Ore.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 23 - September 4, 1919 - pages 430,431
 
Veronica Boshart
 
3700 Kavelman, Viola Boshart, 75, Cambridge, Ont. Born: July 27, 1920, Philipsburg, Ont., to Henry and Ada Kennel Boshart. Died June 13, 1996, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - children: Grace McGraw, Joan, Dennis, Edward; sisters: Audrey Gingrich, Bertha Veitch; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Neil H. Kavelman (husband). Funeral and burial: June 15, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder and Doug Snyder.

Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 28 - July 9, 1996 - pages 14, 15 
Viola Boshart
 
3701 CTV Toronto

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:10AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:59PM EDT

After a days-long search for a missing Ancaster, Ont. man ended with the discovery of his burned remains, police announced Tuesday that a 27-year-old suspect in the case will be charged with first-degree murder.

Timothy Bosma -- a 32-year-old married father of one -- disappeared on May 6 after taking two strangers for a test drive of his black pick-up truck that he was selling online.

Hamilton Police now say that Bosma was murdered shortly after heading out for the drive.

"He was taken to a location in the Waterloo area where his body was burned beyond recognition," Det.-Sgt. Matt Kavanagh said Tuesday afternoon, just hours after police announced Bosma's death.
Dellen Millard will face a charge of first-degree murder during a scheduled court appearance on Wednesday. Millard was arrested Saturday and initially charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000.1a

1aCTV News ctvnews.ca 
Tim Bosma
 
3702 The Waterloo farm on Roseville Rd. belongs to 27-year-old Etobicoke man Dellen Millard, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma. Tim Bosma
 
3703 Annie was probably born in Hay Township, Huron Co., Ontario Annie B. Bossenberger
 
3704 Francis was a close neighbour of Rev. F. W. Bindemann (the marrying preacher) and as such, was a frequent witness to marriages her performed. Francis Bossenberger
 
3705 Log House Francis Bossenberger
 
3706 Hostetler School Reunion

Like so many of the rural schools in the country the Hostleter School between Baden and New Hamburg was closed in 1965 with a reunion of about 200 former pupils held on July 3. Mr. Earl Hostetler whose great-grandfather, Joseph, came from Somerset, Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1836 and settled in the area, outlined the history of the school. In 1847 Joseph's son, Moses, along with William Bosonberger went to the council of the District of Wellington and asked for aid in building a school. For the first years a certain amount per pupil was collected to pay the teacher's salary and other expenses. The first school, a frame building, was built across the road from the present school on land now owned by Arthur Gingrich, while the building just closed was erected at a cost of $1,523. The school bell was imported at a cost of $19.50 including $6.40 for custom duty, 67 cents for freight and 21 cents for rope.1a

1aAnnual Volume Waterloo Historical Society 1963 - 1967 KPL MGSR 971.344 Water 1965/1966 Pg 43

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Upper Canada Naturalization records 1828 -1850, Donald A. McKenzie, Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, 1991
Name in full / William Bossenberger; Residence on the 10th day of February 1841 / Waterloo; Present Residence / Wilmot; Date of the Expiration of the seven years Residence / June 1841; Whether the party was or was not under 16 years of age at the date named in the next preceding column and if he was then the date at which he attained that age / Declaration Not under 16 years; Signature; Date of Registry 3 March 1848; No of Registry 512. [Probable date of immigration 1834]2a

2aUpper Canada Naturalization Records 1828 -1850 Microfilm C 15693 Vol 7-8 Page 8 
William Bossenberger
 
3707 Keep Golden Wedding Day
Violinist and Pianist Are Married 50 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bossenberry Were Married in Zurich in 1889


A citizen, who has carried off the highest awards in all but one of the dozens of old-time violin contests he has entered and his wife, also a musician with a unique record of having taught music continously for the past 54 years, will observe their golden wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

Those talented musicians are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bossenberry, Mitchell Avenue. Althought they didn't say so when interviewed at their home this week, it is safe to predict that piano-violin duets by the bride and bridegroom will be features of the golden wedding festivities next week.

Old Favourites

It is possible that Mr. Bossenberry will play "Miller's Reel", "Social Sixty", "Our Govenor March" and some of the other old favourite selections which he carried off no fewer thatn three medals, and scores of first prizes in fiddling contests in Toronto, Grand Bend, Cooksville, Orangeville, Meaford, Cookstown and other places.

At her golden wedding party Mrs. Bossenberry may reminise, as she did for the Record yesterday, about the fine art of teaching three generations of little folks the notes of "Mary's Pet Waltz".

When Mrs. Bossenberry first began to teach music it was her custom to travel from the farm hom of her parents by horse and buggy or horse and cutter, to the station of Zurich, and thense by train to London to take lessons from Professor Mears, a well known musical authority of that period.

Pupils the Same

Now the journey from Zurich which took her several hours, could be covered by automobile in a much shorter time, or by aeroplane in"no time at all." But although times have changed since 1885 there is little difference between the attitudes of music pupils of that period and music pupils of today.

Always there have been some pupils, according to Mrs. Bossenberry, who have the love for music, and who will learn to play whether or no. Always there have been some to whom practising seems like punishment, and who will never be performers. Whatever the attitudes of her pupils - and she has had classes of 60 and over - Mrs. Bossenberry confesses she has always loved her work, and hopes to continue teaching the pecularities of the trebel and bass clefs for many years to come.

Natives of Huron

Prior to her marriage Mrs. Bossenberry was Miss Louisa Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Wagner, who resided in Huron County, 2 1/2 miles from Zurich. Mr. Bossenberry, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bossenberry was also a native of Huron. It is of interest that Mr. Bossenberry's father was one of the early schol teachers in the "Green Bush" when Kitchener was still Berlin. It is also of interest that later in life Mr. Bossenberry was an auctioneer and frequently used three langusages of English, French and German, each of which he was able to speak fluently.

Since the golden bridegroom of next week is also a piano tuner and the golden bride a music teacher their romance probably developed before a pianoforte. Information on this point was not revealed to The Record, but the fact remaings that however their meeting came about they were married at the Evangelical parsonage at Zurich on July 18, 1889. Rev. Theo Hauch, father of Rev. J.P. Hauch, a former pastor of Zion Evangelical church of this city, performed the ceremony.

Move to Kitchener

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bossenberry resided in Zurich until April, 31 years ago, when they moved to Kitchener.
Both retained their interest in music through the years and in it found their chief hobby although Mrs. Bossenberry has a second special interest. Throughout her life she has been interested in Sunday school work, and for the past 25 years has been the capable teacher of a Sunday school class at Zion Evangelical Bible School.

Mr. and Mrs. Bossenberry had a family of 10 children of whom all but Franklyn who was drowned in the Breslau dam 17 years ago, are still living. Their family circle also included their grandchildren.

Their children are Mrs. I. Snider, Mr. Charles Bossenberry and Mr. Glen Bossenberry all of this city; Messrs. Clayton and Claude Bossenberry of Detroit; Bert of a Detroit-Buffalo Boat Staff; Emerson at Listowel; Mrs. J.L. Vanderwall of Toronto, and Mrs. J. Keiswater of Wiarton.

It is of interest that all of the members of this family have inherited musical tastes from their parents, Mr. Claude Bossenberry, a vocal teacher in Detroit studied voice culture in Italy for some time; Mr. Burt Bossenberry plays several instruments in the orchestra on the Detroit-Buffalo boat of which he is a staff member and Mr. Charles Bossenberry of this city is a member of both the Kitchener and Waterloo bands.

The anniversary festivities will continue for two days. On Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Bossenberry are entertining their children and brothers and siters at a dinner party at the Olde Mill Coffee Shoppe. Among the guests invited to the dinner are Mrs. Bossenberry's brothers, Mr. John Wagner of Guelph and Mr. William Wagner of Zurich and their wives ahd her sisters Mrs. Charles Simpson, Guelph and Mrs. James McClimate, Kippen and their husbands; and Mr. Bossenbrry's sisters, Mrs. Frank Smith of Kitchener and her husband, his brother, Mr. Charles Bossenberry of Vancouver and his wife, his neice Mrs. Alma Willis of Toronto and his nephews Messrs. Bruce Bossenberry, Grand Bend and Milton Bossenberry, Sarnia.

On Tuesday Mr. and Mrs, Bossenberry will be "at home" to thier friends at their residence, Mitchell avenue, in the afternoon from 2:30 to 5 o'clock and in the evening from 7:30 to 10 o'clock.1a

1aThe Kitchener Daily Record Jul 1939

____________________________

Frank Bossenberry - A Kitchener piano tuner of the last 32 years, Frank Bossenberry, 81, died Saturday evening at his home, 20 Mitchell avenue, after an illness of five weeks. Mr. Bossenberry was born July 2, [ ] near Zurich. Only July 18, 51 years ago he married Louisa Wagner, Zurich. He attended Zion Evangelical church. / Surviving are his wife and sons, Charles E. of Kitchener, Clayton, Claude and Bert L. all of Detroit, Emerson of Listowel and Glenn at home, three daughters, [Laura] Mrs. Ivan Snider of Kitchener, [Alvena] Mrs. J. L. Vandewall of Toronto and Mrs. Zelda Kieswatter of [ ], a brother Charles Bossenberry of Vancouver, B.C., a sister, Mrs. Frank Smith of Galt and nine grandchildren. A son, Franklin, predeceased him 18 years ago. / Remains are at the Ratz-Bechtal Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.with Dr. C. A. Hirschorn, pastor of Zion Evangelical church officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery.2a

2aKitchener Daily Record 9 Dec 1940  
Frank Bossenberry
 
3708 SCHNEIDER, Barbara (Mrs. Colonel) -Peacefully, on Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at Palmerston and district Hospital, Barbara (Bossence) Schneider, age 58 years, of Drayton, formerly of Arthur.
Beloved wife of Colonel Schneider, loving mother of Bonnie and Steve Davis of Ayton, Brenda Schneider and David McNabb of Shallow Lake, Linda and Kevin Bott of Alma, Colonel Jr. and Kim of Arthur. Fondly remembered by her five grandchildren, Joshua and Dalana Davis, Chase and Brittany McNabb and Chantelle Bott. Loved daughter-in-law of Mrs. Jean Schneider of Elmira, sister of Vera and Ed Friedmann of Linwood, Shirley and Fred Fischer of Cambridge, Lloyd and Betty Bossence of Arthur, Carol and Gerry Wing of Linwood, Diane and Jerry Boeve of Ayton.
Predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Lena Bossence; one brother, John; one sister, Vivian and her father-in-law, Andrew Schneider.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Monday) from 2-4 an 7-9 p.m. At 11 a.m. Tuesday, transfer will be made to Emmanuel Missionary Church, Arthur Street South, Elmira, for funeral service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Phil Delsaut officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.

The Record 25 Jan 1997 
Barbara Bossence
 
3709 BOSTAJIAN, Boghos

Of Ardwood Place, Kitchener, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at London Victoria Hospital, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Azad Tavitian: dear father of Garo and his wife Lena, Siroun Awakian and her husband Levan, Annie Kassamanian and her husband Retios, all of Kitchener and Arpig Ashkarian and her husband George of Lebanon. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Survived by one brother, Hagop Bostajian of Los Angeles and two sisters, Mary Awakian and her husband Garo and Khatoun, all of Beirut, Lebanon. He was predeceased by his parents, Abaaram and Rahel Bostajian. Mr. Bostajian was born in Beirut, Lebanon and had been a resident of Kitchener, for the past 10 years. He was a member of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, this evening (Friday) from 8-10 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Park Lawn Cemetery Chapel, 750 Fountain St. N., Cambridge, at 12:30 p.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 8 Jan 1999 pg B4 
Boghos Bostajian
 
3710 Died, In Ayr, on Sunday, 7th inst., at 11 o'clock, p.m. Mary Pickett, (Relict of the Late Wm. Pickett,) Aged 97 Years and 9 Months. The Funeral Will take place on Tuesday, 9th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of her son, James Pickett, sr., Northumberland Street, to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, Dec. 8th, 1890.1a

1a
Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Mary Boston
 
3711 BOTELHO, Joao Luis

Peacefully, surrounded by his family at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the age of 75. Loving and devoted husband of Diamantina Botelho (nee Mota Paz). Cherished father of Gil and his wife Emily, and Paul and his wife Linda. Special grandfather of Brian, David and Katarina. Brother of the late Flo Botelho, Adelaide (Gil) Lopes, Maria (Manuel) Borges and Adelina (the late Francisco) Cimbron. Joao will also be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Jose and Maria Botelho. Joao was born on December 27, 1936, in St. Miguel, Azores, Portugal and arrived in Cambridge, on April 20, 1970. He was a 33 year employee of Hostess Frito-Lay. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family received friends on Sunday, August 26, 2012, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, was be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Monday, August 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment followed at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 29 Aug 2012 
Joao Luis Botelho
 
3712 John (Joao) Botelho

Passed away peacefully, on December 20, 2015, at the age of 93. John was predeceased by his beloved wife Gilda Botelho (Correia) in 1985. In 1957, he journeyed from Portugal to Canada and became a proud Canadian. John will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his children, Joseph Botelho, Lucy Grant (Sebastiao), Maria Godin (Richard), Margaret Pedro (Al), and Susan Bairos (Joe). Adored by his eleven grandchildren and their spouses: Jennifer Watson, Amanda Isley (Mike), Andrew Botelho (Elysia), Daniel Botelho, Mathew Botelho (Melissa), Stephanie de Vries, Rick Godin, John Pedro (Wendy), Angela Macauley (Patrick), Lindsay Bairos (Chris), and Jessica Bairos (Sean). Cherished by his 15 great-grandchildren: McKeela, Wil, Easten, Adelyn, Colten, Aaliyah, Eli, Kendra, Kristyn, Jacob, Autumn, Hope, Nate, Ethan, and Liam. Treasured by his siblings, Verissimo Botelho Nunes, Cortilida Gouveia, Daniel Botelho Nunes, Emilia Marques, and Louisa Carvalho. Predeceased by his siblings, Maria dos Anjos Botelho (2000), Herculano Botelho (2008), and Carlos Botelho Nunes (2001). A visitation will be held at Barthel Funeral Home (566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 3J8, (519) 653-3251), on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church (745 Duke Street, Cambridge, Ontario), on Thursday, December 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., with interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 22 Dec 2015 
John "Joao" Botelho
 
3713 Botelho, Joseph Luis

Passed away peacefully, on Friday May 28, 2010, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, in his 65th year. Loving father of Jason and Carmen of Cambridge, Joanne Lobrutto and her husband Tony of Waterloo, Natalia Botelho of Cambridge, Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 brothers, Fernando, David and his wife Eva, John and his wife Ana, and Manuel and his wife Alda, and his sister, Maria Ferreira all of Cambridge. Mr. Botelho was born in the Azores on February 12, 1946 and has lived in Cambridge, since 1960. The family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 95 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Monday, May 31, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 P. M. Funeral Mass, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R. C. Church, 185 Elgin Street South, Cambridge, on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at 10 A. M. Interment Parklawn Cemetery. Parish rosary will be will be held at the funeral home Monday evening, at 8:30 P. M.

Unknown Paper 
Joseph Luis Botelho
 
3714 Lived with Balthasar Ellendorf. John Both
 
3715 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Dr. Wagdy Botros
 
3716 Arden E. Bott

A heart seizure resulted in the death of Arden E. Bott Saturday at his late residence, 46 Ellen St. W. The deceased, who was 61, was formerly employed with the Cluett Peabody Co. for over 23 years and had gone into business with H. M. Bezeau in the Mansfield Shirt Co. with which he was still connected at the time of his death. A native of Elmira, he was a member of the Craftmen's Club and Twin City Lodge, No. 509 A.F. and A. M. He attended Trinity United Church. Both parents are dead. Surviving him are his wife, the former Anne Doerr whom he married in 1906. He was the last remaining member of his family and is survived by no children. A public funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home where the remains are now resting. Remains will be laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Rev. E. O. Seymour will officiate.

Kitchener Daily Record, April 30, 1945 
Arden Eugene Bott
 
3717 Edgar S. Bott

In his 51st year, Edgar S. Bott passed away at St. Francis Hospital, in LaCrosse, Wisc., on Tuesday afternoon. Death followed complications of a number of diseases. The deceased was born at Chippewa on Oct. 20, 1886, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bott. The late Mr. Bott was a designer for the LaCrosse rubber mills. He was a member of the United Church and a member of the A.P. and A.M. Masonic Order, 32nd degree and was also a member of the Order of the Mystic Shrine. He is survived by his wife formerly of Galt, one daughter, Mrs. (Dr.) B. McCormick, New York and by one brother, Arden N. Bott of Kitchener. The funeral is being held today (Friday) at 2 p.m., from the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery.

The Waterloo Chronicle 3 Sep 1937 pg 3 
Edgar Sylvester Bott
 
3718 Geisel, Helen Marie ~ Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2013 at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre, Elmira, in her 95th year. Helen Geisel (nee Bott) was the beloved wife of the late Clayton Geisel (1971). Dear mother of Gerald of Elora and Glen of West Montrose. Loved grandmother of Scott, Jeff (Brenda) all of West Montrose, and Wendy of Kitchener. Great-grandmother of Nicholas and Meagan Geisel. Sister of Eddie Bott (Margaret) of Guelph, Ralph Bott (Ethel) of Fergus, Blossom Krieg of Kitchener, and sister-in-law of Reta and Cora Bott. Predeceased by her son Earl, daughter Mrytle Rush, daughters-in-law Marie and Shirley Geisel, brothers Clifford (Lorraine), Lloyd (Margaret), Harry and Ray, and brother-in-law Harold Krieg. The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira, would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 19 Feb 2013 
Helen Marie Bott
 
3719 Mrs. M. Bruechle Died, in West

Death of Well Known Elmira Resident


After an illness extending over many months, the death took place at Coronation, Alberta, on Tuesday, October 12th, 1920 of Martha Bott, wife of the late Christian Breuchle, at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 3 days.

The late Mrs. Breuchle had been visiting her daughter and son in the west and last winter took ill, suffering a paralytic stroke. At the time of her death she was a patient at the Coronation Hospital. The deceased lady was the daughter of the late Herman Bott and was born near St. Jacobs. She was married on March 9th, 1875 to the late Christian Breuchle, who predeceased her in February 1903.

She is survived by two daughters, Miss Lavina, at home and Mrs. Gordon Kaiser, of Coronation, Alta., with whom she was visiting at the time of her death, and one son, Israel, at Alsask, Sask., also three sisters, Mrs. Henry Schlegel, North Dakota; Mrs. John Gies, Kitchener; Mrs. Fred Wieck, Cleveland, Ohio, and two brothers, John Bott of North Woolwich and David Bott of Kitchener. One son predeceased her.

The funeral it is expected at the time of writing, will be held on Sunday, October 24th, at two o'clock, from her late residence on Arthur street, Elmira, to the Evangelical Church for service and thence to the Union Cemetery for interment. Owing to the great distance the remains will have to be brought, the date of the funeral is not definite. To the sorrowing family in their heavy loss sustained by death of a good mother, the Signet extends its sincerest sympathy.1a

1aElmira Signet, October 21, 1920

___________________


In Memoriam


In loving memory of our dear mother, Martha Brauchle, who departed this life Oct. 12, 1920. And dear father, Christian Brauchle, who departed this life Feb. 19, 1903.

I miss you at a thousand turns along life's weary way,
And when the evening shades are falling
And I am all alone,
There often comes a longing, if only you could come.

But dear is the spot where mother and father are laid,
Sweet are the memories that never shall fade,
Fond hopes are cherished that one day we will meet.
Kneeling together at Jesus' feet.


Sadly missed by Lavina2a

2aElmira Signet, Thursday, October 12, 1922 
Martha Bott
 
3720 Haysville sprang into prominence as years went by. It became one of the chief places between Hamilton and Goderich. The stage coach changed horses at Haysville. One of the early settlers was William Hobson. Mr. Hobson came from Ireland in 1818 and settled near London. He returned to Ireland but did not stay long. Returning to Canada he associated himself with a surveying party and went through to Goderich. Finally deciding to live at Haysville, he bought 200 acres now owned by Daniel Shantz. This farm had splendid pine and was sold to William Puddicombe in 1832 or 1833. ... From 1832 to 1836 many settlers came in to take up land. There were no churches or schoolhouses. Some few years after, a teacher named Robert Boucher taught school in a log house owned by Mr. William Puddicombe.


Early History of Haysville and Vicinity By Allan R. G. Smith Secretary Wilmot Agricultural Society - Fourth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1916 
Robert Boucher
 
3721 BOUCTSIS, Evripides

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, on Monday, April 29, 2013, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Evangelia Malatches. Loving father of Peter and his wife Jane, John and his wife Luanne and Rose Scott and her husband Mike all of Cambridge. Also survived by his brother, Evangolos Bouktsis and his wife Katina of Cambridge, Helen Zamanis (Taki) of Greece and his sister-in-law, Helen Bouktsis of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of Dylan, Mallary, Lindsay, Kiki, Piedo and Rachael. Predeceased by his parents, Pandilis and Evdokia Bouktsis and his brother, Nick. Evripides was born in Greece, on January 27, 1937 and has lived in Cambridge, since 1962. He was the owner and operator of Galt Shoe Clinic. The family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home chapel on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Record 2 May 2013 
Evripides Bouctsis
 
3722 BOUKTS1S, Nick

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday. Oct. 8, 2001, in his 62nd year. Nick Bouktsis of Cambridge, is the beloved husband of Helen (nee Karalazou). Dear father of Peter, Pavlo, Jimmy and Kikie. Loved son of Evdokia Bouktsis of Greece. Dear brother of Anastasios, Evangelos, Evripides and Eleni. Also fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Pandeles. Mr. Bouktsis was the proprietor of Riverside Variety, at the corner of Victoria and Grand, for 20 years. Friends will be received at Coutts & Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Wednesday and Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Macedonian Orthodox Church, 50 Augusta St., Cambridge, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. A prayer service will be recited in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.

The Record 9 Oct 2001 pg B11 
Nick Cole Bouctsis
 
3723 MRS. E. M. BOULLE

Mrs. Evangeline Marie Boulee, 86. of 146 Stafford Ave., died Feb. 13, 1959, after an illness of one week. She was born in Oberlin, Ohio, April 4, 1873, daughter of James and Harriet Gager Stofer, On Oct. 8, 1900, she was married to Dr. Henry Boulee of Ontario, Canada, in Cleveland. In 1945, she moved to Waterville where she made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Louis F. Ruf Jr. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Ruf, she leaves a grandson, John N. Ruf, a niece and a nephew. Dr. Louis F. Ruf Sr. of Brockport conducted a private service at 2 on Monday from her home. Burial will be in Cleveland in the spring.

THE WATERVILLE TIMES, WATERVILLE. K. Y., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 1959 
Dr. Ontario Henry Boulee
 
3724 CRAB APPLE MARMALADE

Florence Boullee, New Hamburg

Wipe and cut in half the desired quantity of crap apples, put over in cold water, let boil until soft, mash them through collandar, weigh the pulp and add same amount of sugar. Flavor with spices or lemon juice 
Florence Augusta Boullee
 
3725 PASTRY FOR ONE PIE

Florence Boullee

1 cup sifted flour, 1/2 cup shortening, cold water, just enough to hold mixture together, a pince of salt 
Florence Augusta Boullee
 
3726 SPANISH BUN

Florence Boulee, New Hamburg.

1/2 cup butter and lar, 1 cup brown sugar, yolks of 2 eggs, 1 cup sour milk, 1 teaspoon of soda, 2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1/2 grated nutmeg 1 1/2 cups of flour (not took sull) 
Florence Augusta Boullee
 
3727 Laura Theresa Boullee, daughter of Dr. W. H. and Augusta Booulee of the village of New Hamburg, was born Jan. 21, 1861 and died June 21, 1870.1a

1aChristian Guardian 5 Oct 1870 pg 157 
Laura Theresa Boullee
 
3728 Died In Syracuse, N.Y.

Mr. W. H. Boullee received the sad news on Friday of the death of his brother, Mr. Ottoman Boullee at, Syracuse, N.Y.

Waterloo Chronicle 21 May 1931 pg 8 
Ottoman F. Boullee
 
3729 BOULLEE, WILHELM HENRICH was first mentioned in the census of 1851, stating that he was born in Germany, and was 29 years of age. Although the Ontario Medical Register of 1870 lists him as being Certified by the Eclectic Medical Board in 1869, there is no mention of his medical activities. It was as publisher and editor of Der Hamburger Neutrale that he was best known. He was outstanding in an era of outspoken and ferocious editorial assaults on opponents, being constantly involved in acrimonious feuds. His newspaper days lasted from 1855 to 1858, so he must have conducted a practice as well. At one time he was reeve of the Village of New Hamburg. In 1878 after he had been absent in the United States for a few weeks, his creditor seized and sold his assets. He did return however, and when he died on February 5, 1882, he was described as an old and respected citizen.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. William Henry Boullee
 
3730 Boultbee: Arthur, Rev. Arthur was the youngest son of Felix Boultbee and Mary Nesbitt Boultbee. He was born August 15, 1833 at Forsam, a village near Exeter in Devon, England. The following year his parents elected to emigrate to Canada with their family of one daughter and four sons.

Arthur's early education is not recorded, but his brother Boultbee:William (b1832) William, who was 17 months older, went to Dr. Tassie's School in nearby Hamilton, and it is possible that Arthur went with him. Arthur's later education, as a lad of 15, was with a Mr. Fassi, and this may be a misspelling of Dr. Tassie's name, or he may have been a private tutor for the family, as he is not listed as a teacher in Ancaster, Ontario Ancaster or nearby Dundas, Ontario Dundas. The family's educational expenses were being donated by an Uncle, Horatio Boultbee: Horatio (b1801) Boultbee, a successful sheep rancher in Mexico Mexico.

Arthur's higher education was taken at Bishop's College, Lennoxville Bishop's College in Lennoxville, in the Province of Quebec. It was and is a degree granting college run by the Church of England. Unfortunately some of its records have been lost, so we do not know whether he went there, or worked with a small group of students under a qualified scholar. Arthur is listed in the Clerical Guide of 1879 as a graduate of the College.

In 1854, at the age of 21, Arthur received an inheritance from the estate of his father, and left home to learn an occupation. He became a surveyor of forest lands in "The Queen's Bush, Luther Township, Ontario Queen's Bush" in Luther Township, 75 miles northwest of Ancaster. The Township was being resurveyed at that time by Public Land Surveyor George McPhillips, and Arthur probably reported to him.

According to the 1906 Historical Atlas of Wellington County, Luther Township was almost an unbroken wilderness, thickly covered with timber and a great swamp. The first few settlers came at the time of the survey, but the area did not fully develop until the 1870s. In the winter of 1856, Arthur became lost in the woods and feared for his survival. Many years later, he gave silver Communion vessels communion vessels to St. Clement's Church, Colbeck, Ontario St. Clement's Church, Colbeck, in Luther Township, as a thank-offering for a merciful deliverance from death experienced by the donor.

In 1864, Arthur married Maria Turner:

Maria Turner, the daughter of Robert John Turner and in the following years three daughters and six sons were born to them. In 1870, he became a deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada, and was appointed to Minto Parish, Luther Township Minto Parish in Luther Township. The Parish was later known as St. George's Church, Harriston, Ontario St. George's Church, Harriston. Family tradition tells how when Arthur went to Minto, services were held in a log school house with a low ceiling. Since he was six foot four, he had the floor removed behind the teacher's desk, and a hole dug deep enough to stand up in. The present church was completed just before Christmas 1870. On October 7, 1871, he was priested by the Bishop of Toronto, and was the first resident clergyman in Harriston. He served at two other parishes at the nearby villages of Clifford, Ontario Clifford and Cotswald, Ontario Cotswald.

In 1875, the congregation of the church at Georgetown, Ontario Georgetown, about 35 miles south of Harriston, and another St. George's Church, Georgetown, Ontario St. George's, requested their Bishop to appoint a clergyman. The man chosen was Arthur. There is another delightful family story of the Reverend Arthur when leaving the village of Harriston. A parishioner told him how fond they had become of him, and how they didn't know how they would get along without him, and then said Will you come back and bury me? To his horror, Arthur heard himself say Yes, I'll be glad to.1a

1ahttp://www.boultbee.freeserve.co.uk/bfh/frontpg.htm
 
Rev. Arthur Boultbee
 
3731 Name: Charles Judson Boulton Age: 29 Birth Date: abt 1858 Birth Place: Richwood, Ontario Marriage Date: 21 Dec 1887 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Jno Boulton Mother: Margaret Pinkham Spouse: Mary Bowie Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1866 Spouse Birth Place: Ayr Co Waterloo Spouse Father: William Bowie Spouse Mother: Jane Sudden Charles Judson Boulton
 
3732 Four-and-a-half years after Denise Bourdeau, 39, vanished from a Waterloo restaurant, her former common-law partner has been charged in connection with her death. Waterloo Regional Police announced Thursday they had arrested David Robert Thomas, 48. He is charged with second-degree murder. "A 48-year-old resident of Waterloo was arrested at his place of employment in the city of Kitchener Wednesday afternoon," Insp. Greg Lamport said. "This has been a lengthy investigation and, in some cases, it takes this time to ensure you have all the information necessary before making an arrest." Bourdeau's body was found on the banks of the Grand River four months after she disappeared. Thomas, dressed in a denim shirt with his sleeves rolled up, made a brief appearance in Kitchener court Thursday and was remanded into custody. A man who identified himself as a family member of the accused was also seated in the courtroom. He declined to comment after the appearance concluded. A court order prohibits the publication of evidence in the case.....1a

1aThe Record 14 Jul 2011 
Denise Bourdeau
 
3733 BOURNE, George Wallace - Passed away suddenly, on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at the St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener. Wally Bourne of New Hamburg and formerly of Washington, ON in his 86th year. Loving husband and best friend of Isabel (nee McDonald) whom he married January 2, 1943. Dear father of Gordon and wife Joanne of Mount Pleasant, Pat Ford of Oakville, Wayne and wife Judy of Ayr, and Bob and wife Jill of Tavistock. He will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren and by his three great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Margaret and husband Harold Hastings of New Hamburg and brother John of Halifax. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Maude Bourne, brother Allan and sister Patricia. Wally was a life long member of the Washington United Church and worked at the Canada Sand Paper in Plattsville for 46 years. Relatives and friends may call at the Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William St., Plattsville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Washington United Church on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. Rev. Daniel MacLean officiating. Spring interment in Ayr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Washington United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the Family.

The Waterloo Region Record Jan 26 2006 
George Wallace "Wally" Bourne
 
3734 BOUROUE, Gerard A.

Of Blair Manor, Cambridge, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Saturday, Jan. 9, 1988, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Adrienne Levesque; dear father of Gilles of Mississauga, Paul (Larry) of Kingsville, Francoise (Mrs. Olof Salmonson) of Thunder Bay, Rollande (Mrs. R. Wellsman) and Denise (Mrs. A. La Croix), both of Cambridge. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and two sisters in Montreal. Mr. Bourque was born in St. Hyacinthe, Que., a resident of Cambridge since 1930 from Montreal. Retired from Savage Shoes Limited; member of the Knights of Columbus and member of the Shoe Superintendent and Foremen Association of Ontario. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 588 Queenston Rd., Cambridge. Monday (today). 7-9 p.m.; Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Clement's Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jan 1988 pg B9 
Gerard A. Bourque
 
3735 BOUTILIER, Henry Alerberton (Bert) Wesley - 1924 - 2009. In loving memory of a cherished husband, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Bert will be forever remembered and missed. Born on January 13, 1924, he passed away at age 85 on March 16, 2009 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital with his wife and family at his side. Before coming to Ontario, Bert was a coal miner in Cape Breton for 23 years. He was a proud member of the Cape Breton Highlanders during the Second World War. Before retiring, Bert was employed by Cambridge Brass (Waltec) for many years. He was a member of the Perth Lions and attended at The Salvation Army wherever he lived. Bert helped many people in his lifetime and continues to do so in death. His wish was to go to university, so his body, at his request, has been donated to McMaster University, where he will be teaching for the next year. Bert was the last surviving member of his family, the late Lewis and Annie Ellen Boutilier and his brothers, Ben, Sam, Fred, John and sister, Annie. Also predeceased by youngest son, Gilbert John (August 25, 2008); son-in-law, Nick Cole (2000); and granddaughter, Cathy (1979). Bert is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Audrey (Staines); his sons, Fred (Mary Lou), Hughie (Elizabeth); daughters, Myrtle Cole, Debbie Treige (Gary) and Thea. Also Audrey's family, Malcom (Mary), Mike, Shirley, Stephen, Graham (Michelle) and Theresa (Joe); his 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and Jeanette McClellan. There will be a memorial service and reception at The Salvation Army, Cambridge (Galt), 16 Shade St. on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 2 p.m. Major S. Rideout officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Salvation Army (Galt) would be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Medical Day Care, 5th floor Oncology, doctors, staff and volunteers at CMH, Pat Bolender (Paramed), Carla Zuber (Red Cross), Langs Farm Pharmacy and the unsung heroes at the Blood Donor Clinics. Between now and then, 'Til we meet again I'll be loving you Love me.1a

1a
The Waterloo Region Record - Mar. 19, 2009  
Henry Alerberton Wesley Boutilier
 
3736 KRUEGER, Annie (nee Bowen) Peacefully, at Stirling Heights Long Term Care Centre, Cambridge, on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, a longtime resident of Kitchener, in her 90th year. Beloved wife to the late Don (2001); loved mother to Michael (Karen) and David (Laurie); cherished "grandma Krueger" to Jeffery (Stacey), Mark (Trisha) and Dr. Kristin Force (John), Cara (Sean) and Brittany; and great-grandma to Annika, Brooke, and Brianna. Dear sister to Ilyean Dumart, Elwood Bowen. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Don and Jim Bowen. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Anglican Church. (50 Manley St., Ayr) on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Ayr Cemetery. Donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. The Family wishes to thank the staff of Stirling Heights Long Term Care Centre for the compassion and care shown to Anne for the past 5 years. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP 519-632 8228 .

The Waterloo Region Record May 21 2010 
Annie Audrey Bowen
 
3737 St. James Methodist Church

At the 44th Annual Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada in June 1867, Waterloo was described as a German Mission in the Hamilton District with Rev. J. Schescher as its pastor. By 1870 mention of the Waterloo German Mission was missing from the Conference Minutes.

The first regular Methodist services in Waterloo were held on Sunday afternoons in the Town Hall until the former United Brethren in Christ Church on King Street South was purchased in the Fall of 1879 for $675; $575 was paid in cash and the balance of $100 was to be paid in two years time, with interest. This frame church was used until 1890. Purchase of a parsonage had been approved the previous year, on May 21, at the Annual Meeting of the Guelph Conference, Galt District of the Methodist Church. The congregation, with a membership of 56, was still considered a Mission at that time. Early ministers were William Savage (1883), A.A. Bowers (1884), Richard W. Williams (1887-1894), and John Scott (1895).

At the Annual Meeting of the Galt District, Guelph Conference of the Methodist Church, on May 20, 1890, the congregation was given permission to sell their old church and apply the proceeds to build a new church. The cornerstone laying for this church, at the corner of King and William Streets, was on Monday, May 26, 1890. (The church's report to the 1891 Annual Meeting of the Methodist Church was that "a new brick church has been built for about $8,000.") The congregation joined with the majority of the members of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in 1925 to form First United Church, Waterloo; the vote was 106-99 in favour of union. The joint congregation, with the name of First United Church, worshipped in the former St. James Methodist church.1a

1aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. A. A. Bowers
 
3738 Cyrus Bowers, "the eldest son of Samuel and Lydia (Sauers) Bowers, was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, September 27th, 1816, and came to Canada with his parents when nine years of age. Giving early indications of more than ordinary talent, his father gave him what was then considered a first class education. He settled a few miles south-west of the town of Berlin on the place known as 'The Sweet Briar Farm.' Here he resided until a few years before his death when he moved to Berlin where he died October 19th, 1889. Mr. Bowers always took a lively interest in all the political movements of the day, and although not conspicuous as a politician, yet his views and opinions had great weight in controlling the course of the party with which he sided. His judgments were as a rule without a fault, and so well were his advices and counsels given to parties who came to him for advice that he enjoyed the esteem and the high consideration of his numerous friends unimpaired until his death. On March 20th, 1838, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of George and Barbara (Wenger) Eby. She was born April 14th 1814, and died April 5th, 1843. After her decease he was married to Elizabeth Craft, October 1, 1843. She was born January 29th 1822, and at present she resides with her daughter Matilda. To Mr. Bowers were born seven children, three of whom were of the first marriage and four of the second"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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1852 Census of Waterloo

Cyrus BOWERS Farmer USA 36 b. 27-Sep
Elisabetha BOWERS Germany 31 b. 28-Feb
John E. BOWERS Canada 13 b. 18-Oct
Jacob E. BOWERS Canada 11 b. 10-Oct
Joseph C. BOWERS Canada 6 b. 24-Mar
Matilda BOWERS Canada 8 b. 1-Apr
Maria BOWERS Canada 4 b. 4-Mar 
Cyrus Bowers, Esq.
 
3739 Elizabeth Bowers, "was born November 12, 1825, and was married first to Henry Eby, of Berlin, printer, and after his decease to Robert Cowan. She resided in Berlin until Mr. Eby's death, then she moved to the States, and after Mr. Cowan's death she returned to Berlin where she has since resided. She had a family of four daughters, three with her first husband and one with her second husband. Their names are III Julia Ann, III Harriet, III Adelaide (see Henry Eby's family), and III Lillie who is unmarried and resides with her mother."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bowers
 
3740 Harriet Bowers, "was born in 1819. She was married to Robert Barber and resided in Berlin where she died, leaving a son named III Isaac."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Harriet Bowers
 
3741 Isaac Bowers, "was born in 1823 and was married to Jane Camp. They resided in Ohio where he died in 1893, leaving a family of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac W. Bowers
 
3742 Jacob Bowers, "is married to Elizabeth Quickfall and resides in Minnesota, U. S."1a

1a
The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Bowers
 
3743 Jacob E. Bowers, "the second son of Cyrus and Elizabeth (Eby) Bowers, was born October 10th, 1841. He spent his boyhood days on the farm, near Berlin, Ontario. After having acquired a fair common school education at home, he entered the Toronto University, choosing the Arts Course, from which in due course of time, he graduated with honors, the faculty conferring upon him the degree of B. A. He afterwards entered the Michigan University, at Ann Arbor, choosing the Medical Course. After his graduation from Michigan University, at which he stood a very creditable examination, he located at St. Peter, Minnesota, having been appointed Superintendent of the Insane Asylum at that place. From here he went to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he enjoyed a very lucrative practice. From here, after the decease of his father-in-law, Mr. Walbank, he moved to Duluth, Minnesota, where he is having an extensive practice in his profession. He is married to Kate Walbank and has had a family of two children, both of which died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Dr. Jacob E. Bowers
 
3744 John Bauer supposedly died in Waterloo Region in March 1859. John Christian Bowers
 
3745 Rev. John Eby Bowers, "the first member of the above family, was born October 18th, 1839, in Waterloo County, Ontario (then called Upper Canada). He lived on the 'old farm', two miles south-west of the town of Berlin, until he was eighteen years of age, and then went 'to town' and and became a shop-boy, or clerk, in a general store. In the year 1860 he named the home of his boyhood, 'Sweet Briar Farm', and the place has been known by this name ever since. He was engaged in the mercantile business for about six years, part of the time in the village of Bridgeport, afterwards in Berlin, and in the year 1867 closed up his affairs and moved to the West. He resided with his family in the state of Missouri for about three years; and also in the state of Kansas for the same length of time, where he followed the avocation of a book-keeper. During two years he held the position of clerk in the office of the United States District Court, for the Western District of Missouri, located at Jefferson City, the capital of the state. But finding that sedentary employment did not agree with his health, he retired from his position, and began to prepare himself to enter the ministry. At the age of twenty-one years Mr. Bowers had become a member of the Church of the New Jerusalem, commonly know as 'Swedenborgian', being baptized into that faith by the pastor of that church at Berlin, namely, the Rev. F. W. Tuerk. In the year 1870 he was licensed to preach, and he continued his preparations by close application to the study of the doctrine of his Church, according to the Word of God, under the direction of the late Rev. J. P. Stuart, the President of the Missouri Association of the New Jerusalem. And on May 11th, 1873, he was ordained into the ministry by the minister just mentioned, at Jefferson City, Missouri. In the months of June, 1873, he returned to Canada. In August of the same year he went to Pennsylvania, spent a few weeks in Allentown, in that State, and arrived in the city of Philadelphia, September 1st, 1873. He accepted a call from the Frankford Society of the New Church, in Philadelphia, and at once entered upon his duties as pastor, in which capacity he served for a space of about four years. His relations were pleasant, and he enjoyed his residence with the kind and hospitable people of the 'City of Brotherly Love'. Circumstances, however, brought about a change; and, under the guidance of the Divine Providence, the subject of this sketch was led to go to Toronto, Ontario, where he received a call to become the pastor of the New Church Society, and began his ministry in the month of October, 1877. He filled this position for two years; and then in October, 1879, began his labors as a General Missionary, and has continued as such up to the time of the present writing. For five years he travelled most of the time in the United States, devoting most of his labors to the State of Pennsylvania. He has, however, also visited many places in all the Northern States, as far south as Maryland and Virginia in the east, and as far west as Illinois and Minnesota. He has preached and lectured in no less that one hundred and twenty-five different places; that is, in thirteen States of the American Union and in Canada. He has sold many thousands of volumes of books and has distributed vast numbers of religious tracts, all of which contained the heavenly doctrines of the Church of the New Jerusalem; for the spreading abroad of the edifying literature of the Church, is a legitimate part of the uses performed by a missionary. In the course of his labors, this missionary has travelled an aggregate distance equal to three tours around our globe. There are few who are personally acquainted with as many different people in as many different localities. During the past six years Mr. Bowers has been employed as the missionary of the Canada Association of the new Church. He is still filling his post; and in connection with his work he visits a number of places in Michigan, spending a few weeks, or a month in that State every fall and spring. His experiences in life have been of a varied character, and well adapted to expand the thoughts and affections of the mind, to cultivate and deepen the sympathies toward all mankind, and especially toward those who are of the household of a true and living faith in God. Mr. Bowers has also accomplished something as an author. Many of his written sermons, in both the English and German languages, have been published in the Church periodicals; and in January, 1889, there was published, as the product of his pen, a neat volume of 185 pages, entitled: 'Missionary Talks on Subjects of New Church Doctrine'. The book has been well received and is being widely circulated in England, the United States and Canada. Mr. Bowers is married to Mary Seiler and resides in Toronto, Ontario. They have a family of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rev. John Eby Bowers
 
3746 Joseph C. Bowers, "was born near Berlin, March 6th, 1846. He was raised on the farm which he afterwards possessed. On May 1st, 1877, he was married to Charlotte, daughter of Samuel and Catharine (Overult) Bricker. She was born August 15th, 1847. After their marriage they took possession of his father's beautiful farm near Berlin where they resided until his death which took place March 16th, 1892. Some time after his death his widow left the farm and moved to Berlin where she still resides. Their family consists of two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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SUDDEN DEATH


Mr. Joseph C Bowers, died suddenly on Wednesday at his residence near Berlin. He was in Berlin that day lively and cheerful. On arriving at home he sat down to supper, taking a hearty meal. While at the table ordinary conversation was engaged in and there was not the slightest indication that anything was the matter. He took a drink of tea from his cup and then sank down in his chair, dying instantly. Deceased was 46 years old, and one of the best informed and most advanced farmers in the country. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss and who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.


New Hamburg Independent 25 Mar 1892 pg 2 
Joseph C. Bowers
 
3747 MRS. C. ROY CLEMENS

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. C. Roy Clemens of Bolton, Mass. Mrs. Clemens was a daughter of the late Rev. Mr. Bowers, paster of the Waterloo Methodist church, now First United church. Mr. Clemens is a brother of Miss Mabel Clemens of Kitchener. Funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon .

Kitchener Daily Record 13 May 1939 pg 17 
Laura Edna Bowers
 
3748 Lovina Bowers, "is married to David Hilborn. They reside in Lakeview, Michigan, U. S."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lavina Bowers
 
3749 Levi Bowers, "no information received in regard on him or his family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Levi Bowers
 
3750 Louisa Bowers, "was born in 1821. She was married to Gabriel Bowman (No. 441). They resided in Berlin until some thirty years ago when they moved to Michigan where he died. They had a family of five children, namely: III Albert B., III Harriet E., III Franklin, III Lydia, and III Louisa A."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Louisa Bowers
 
3751 Malinda C., "the youngest daughter, was born November 16th, 1854. She is married to E. R. Bollert, general merchant. They reside in the city of Guelph where he is doing a very large business. To them are born five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Malinda Craft Bowers
 
3752 Maria C. Bowers, "was born February 26th, 1848. She is married to Peter E. Shantz. They reside in Preston, Ontario, where he is engaged in manufacturing all kinds of farm implements. Their family consists of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Maria Croft Bowers
 
3753 NICHOLLS, Mary Alice

Of 265 Parkmount Drive, Waterloo, at K-W Hospital, Sunday, March 2, 1986, Mary Bowers, beloved wife of the late Joseph Nicholls, in her 86th year. Beloved mother of Joan (Mrs. Jerry Hetmanek) of Waterloo; dear grandmother of Mrs. Debbie Decaro of Kitchener and great-grandmother of Nicholas Decaro. Predeceased by one sister, Emma (Mrs. Bert Wade) of Cambridge. Mrs. Nicholls was born in England, a resident of Cambridge for a number of years, before moving to Waterloo. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Monday, March 3, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private funeral service will be held Tuesday, Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Mar 1986 pg D19 
Mary Alice Bowers
 
3754 Ann Bowers, "was born in 1817 and was married to Jacob W. Bowman (No. 420). The resided in Berlin, Ontario, for many years, thence they moved to Michigan where he died. To them were born six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Bowers
 
3755 Matilda C. Bowers, "was born April 1st, 1844. She is married to Dr. Aaron Eby and resides in Sebringville, Ontario. To them were born seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby
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"...Friday, March 11, 1864:...Just before sundown Father and Mother made their appearance with quite a load!! Grandmother's parlor stove, cane bottom chairs, and what is more - a cradle, which by the way seems to be a great favorite with Melinda. But what pleases me most is that Father bought Grandmother's Side-Board - the old family relic, and a most a splendid one it is too. I am glad it is going to be mine, it is just the one I was always wishing to have when I set up housekeeping, which I intend before many months if all is well"

"...Tuesday, March 22, 1864: We have been expecting Uncle Bowman's and Grandmother for some days. This evening they all came with the exception of Louisa. She could not come because Grandmother and Aunt Ann came in a buggy with Washington, and Nelson had such a load of things to bring down that she did not get a seat. I am extremely sorry that this is the case. Now that they are going so far away that we don't know when we will see each other again, if ever . . . They have one car loaded. Uncle and Nelson intend leaving with the tomorrow night train. The rest intend going with the Thursday Express . . ."

"Wednesday, March 23, 1864: This morning Father drove Grand....and Aunt Ann to Berlin with their team. . . We have seen them for the last time, no doubt, before they bid Goodbye to Canada and all their friends and acquaintances. I hope they may find Michigan all they expect - that they may make a fortune in the land of their adoption. They seem glad to go, and still with a degree of reluctance, and how could it be otherwise - the land of their birth . . ."2a

2aMatilda Bower's diary, on file at the Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada: 
Matilda C. Bowers
 
3756 BOWERS, Ronald J. -- At St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, April 6, 1981, as the result of an automobile accident, Ronald James Bowers, aged 45 years, of 185 Kehl St., Kitchener. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Kitchener and the Legion of the Moose Lodge. Beloved husband of the former Doreen Altman; son of Mrs. Violet Bowers of Paddockwood, Sask. and the late James C. Bowers, who predeceased him in 1973; dear father of Sharon, at home, Cathy (Mrs. Glen Weber) of Elmira, Debora (Mrs. Keith Homuth) of Kitchener; brother of Stan and Gary of Paddockwood, Sask., Harvey and Alice of Calgary, Alta., and Harold and Emily of British Columbia; grandfather of Cheyl Homuth, Lori and Angela Weber. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. today. Funeral and committal service in the chapel on Wednesday, 3 p.m. with Rev Grant MacDonald officiating. Cremation to follow. 1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Apr 1981 
Ronald James Bowers
 
3757 He lived beside his son Cyrus. Samuel Bowers
 
3758 Samuel Bowers, "was a native of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. In 1815 he was married to Lydia Sauers, and in 1825 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near the town of Berlin. Their old home is now owned by the heirs of the late Mr. Richart. To them was born a family of eleven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Samuel Bowers Sr. was born County Berks, Penn., and came to Canada in 1825, settling in Waterloo Twp. He died there, the 17th ult., in his 64th year, and was buried in Berlin; survived by his wife and children.2a

2aThe Christian Guardian 16 May 1855, pg 126

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A-1-71 Samuel Bowers
: Probate of Will of Samuel Bowers, formerly of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, deceased, granted by W. Miller, Esq., Judge, the first day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Five, Executors in such Will, the same reading in words following:-

I Samuel Bowers of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman… First: I give and bequeath to me beloved wife any whole household and kitchen furniture, my Buggy and Harness, one cow, and two Pigs, to have and to hold for ever as her property, all but the Kitchen clock and family bible is to belong to my youngest son, Samuel, after her decease, with the use of the dwelling house at present occupied by us, and the use of the yard, and fruit as specified in the article of agreement made between me and me son William, and an annuity of twenty-five pounds ten shillings current money of Canada, payable yearly during her widowhood. Second: I appoint my Executors after mentioned, to pay to my son Levi the sum of three hundred pounds, as the full amount of his paternal inheritance, when becoming to the age of twenty-one. Third: I authorize my Executors to furnish means necessary to my youngest son Samuel to complete his studies properly and then to pay to him out of my Estate the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, as the balance of his paternal inheritance. Fourth: I leave and bequeath to each of my daughters unpaid the sum of two hundred and twenty five pounds out of the installments for land sold by me when they become due according as they most stand in need. Fifth: I leave and bequeath to my Grandson Isaac Barber the sun of one hundred and twenty five pounds when becoming of the age of twenty-one. Sixth: I request my Executors to pay to my oldest son Cyrus Bowers the balance due to him on three hundred pounds as soon as my son Samuel provides for and the installments become due. Seventh: In the event of my son William selling the property where we at present reside, I appoint and authorize my Executors to furnish and to provide for my beloved widow Lydia Bowers with a comfortable dwelling house and all necessary accommodations during her widowhood at the expense of my estate, and at her decease or departure from her widowhood the property is to be sold and equally divided among my children now living, and in case any should die it is to be divided among their children. Eighth: My three sons Isaac, William and Jacob have already received their portion of three hundred pounds each in land sold to them by me, also my son in the Law Jacob W. Bowman, has received the sum of two hundred pounds currency in land sold to him by me which is the full amount of my daughter Mary Ann's paternal portion, and also my said son-in-the-law Jacob W. Bowman is due to my estate one hundred and twenty-five pounds, which sum is to remain in interest as long as my said widow shall live or remain in her widowhood, which said interest is to be paid up yearly as specified in an article of agreement, the sum of seven pounds ten shillings is to form part of my said widows yearly dower, and at her death, or departure from her widowhood the sum of one hundred and twenty five pounds is to be equally divided among my children as aforesaid. Ninth: In case of the death of either of my said children under age, leaving no lawful issue, the portion falling to them is to be divided as aforesaid among their brothers and sisters. Tenth: My said son Jacob Bowers is due to my estate the sum of three hundred pounds for land sold to him by me, which sum is to remain on interest as long as my said widow shall live, the said interest shall be paid up yearly…as part of her yearly dower, and at the decease of my said widow the interest is to cease and the sum of three hundred pounds is to be paid up in three equal yearly installments, the first one year after her death till paid up, for which my said Executors shall be authorized and empowered to execute a lawful Deed of conveyance to my said son Jacob. Eleventh: I do hereby authorize and empower any two of my said executors to execute lawful Deeds of conveyance for all lands sold by me and un-deeded and also for all land and tenements yet unsold, all my moveable property belonging to me not specified in this will is to be sold, and the Eighteen acres of Woodland lying back of my son William's farm is to be sold, and all my just and lawful debts are to be paid out of it… And I do hereby appoint my good friends Jacob Kilborn, Esq of Blenheim Township, Charles G. Tisdale of Waterloo Village and Jacob S Bowers, of Waterloo Township, aforesaid Executors of this my last Will and Testament…

Witnessed by Moses Heist and George Jones
Will dated 1 December 1854
Proved 1 May 1855
Inventory £2602/16/9
Died 17 April 18553a

3aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.
 
Samuel Bowers
 
3759 Samuel Bowers, "is married to Mary Flowers and resides at Fondu Lac, Wisconsin, U. S."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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BOWERS, SAMUEL BOWERS was born in Berlin in a well known local family. His parents moved to Canada in 1826 from Pennsylvania, their families having settled there in 1750.(1)

He was educated at Rockwood Academy and Victoria University, Cobourg, then studied at Toronto School of Medicine, and in 1856 at the University of the City of New York. In 1857 he received a degree from Queen's University, Kingston.

He commenced practice at Plattsville, and on Dec. 10, 1857 the Berlin papers carried a notice that his office was at the residence of John Hoffman, Esq. Waterloo Village.

In September 1859 at Dr. Christ's trial [a fellow Doctor charged with grave robbing], his testimony was to the effect that he had identified human bones in Christ's possession. (2)
He removed to Melbourne, Quebec, in 1860, and in May 1865 arrived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. For the first two years there he managed a peat company, later resuming the practice of medicine.

He was active in community and professional affairs, was mayor for three years, and held other municipal offices. He was connected with several heavy mining corporations. (3).

He died on January 2, 1900, and was survived by his widow the former Hannah Flower, daughter of Wm. Flower, of Berlin, also by one son and three daughters. (4).

(1)Portrait and Biographical Album of Fond du Lac, 1889
(2)Berlin Telegraph Sept. 16, 1859
(3)History of Fond du Lac County, 1860.
(4)Daily Reporter, Fond du Lac, January 2, 1900.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. Samuel Sauers Bowers
 
3760 Solon E. Bowers, "was born April 5th, 1843, and died April 7th, 1843."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Solon E. Bowers
 
3761 William Bowers, "is married to Mary Ann Collins, and resides in Kincardine, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Bowers
 
3762 AURINI, Eleanor Louise (nee Bowes)

Passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Lisaard House, Cambridge, Ontario, in her 72nd year. Loving wife for 48 years of Terrence Aurini of Cambridge, Ontario; Mother of Geoffrey Aurini and his wife Shanda of Birmingham, Michigan and Jason Aurini and his wife Elizabeth of Waterloo, Ontario; Grandmother of Coco, Emmie and Thandie of Birmingham and Maia, William and Isabella of Waterloo. To honour Eleanor's wishes, there will be no formal public visitation or funeral service. A private service was held with interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home, Cambridge, Ontario.

Waterloo Region Record 10 May 2014