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3001 Becker, Clarence Melvin -- Following a recent heart attack and stroke, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Friday, Dec. 23, 1994 Clarence Melvin Becker, passed away, peacefully, in his 78th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Edna (Hagey) Becker. Dear father of Cameron Becker and his wife Wendy Jackson of Kanata, Ronald Becker of Dryden, Leonard Becker and his wife Brenda of New Dundee. Cherished grandfather of Melinda, Jeffrey, Nancy, Laurie, Jennifer and Timothy. Also survived by sisters, Grace and Erhard Spachman of Waterloo and Laurene and Orville Quantz of Cambridge (Galt) and brother Ross Becker of Elmwood. Dear brother-in-law of Myrtle Becker of Roseville. Predeceased by his older brother, Mervin of Rosedale. Mr Becker was the owner/operator of Plains-Westmount Farms ltd. of New Dundee. The family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Rosevill United Brethern in Christ Church on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Pastor Randy Magnus will officiate. Interment Roseville Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Dec 1994 
Clarence Melvin Becker
 
3002 Cressman, Clarence Ray, son of John and Almeda Cressman, was born at Breslau, Ont., Oct. 5, 1911; died of a heart attack at Cambridge, Ont., May 24, 1990; aged 78. On June 6, 1942, he was married to Lettie Grace Seamont, who survives. Also surviving are one son (John), 4 daughters (Janice Sparrow, Virginia Jones, Donna Dubois, and Carol Nussli), 6 grandchildren, and one sister (Sylinda Shea). He was a member of Breslau Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 27, in charge of Erwin Wiens; interment in Breslau Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald -- Volume 83, Number 29 - July 17, 1990 - page 502.  
Clarence Ray Becker
 
3003 D. & H. BECKER.

Perhaps the modesty of the proprietors of the store of D. & H. Becker has deterred them from characterizing their mercantile establishment by the name "Department Store. "If so, that can be the only reason why it has not been so named. It is so exaggeration to say that the casual visitor to New Hamburg cannot fail to be impressed with the size and scope of this store. The whole premises has a frontage of 100 feet and a depth of 150 feet. It is 2 stories in height and when it is remembered that the whole of this building is occupied, some idea is conveyed of the immense and varied stock carried and of the large turnover that must necessarily be made. On the ground floor there arc three sections. The first is devoted to dry goods, groceries, crockery and boots and shoes; the second to hardware, stoves and tin-ware; and the third to furniture and undertaking. The second floor is given up to house furnishings and millinery. This description is sufficient to bear out the statement made at the beginning viz.- that this is in reality a department store. The business was founded in 1877 by Mr. Jacob Becker, father of the brothers who are now at the helm. He conducted it successfully for eight years when Mr. Daniel Becker of the present firm took it over and for another nine years pushed it rapidly along, constantly expanding. Mr. Herman Becker was then taken into the firm and the brothers have conducted it jointly ever since. When the father relinquished business 23 years ago, the store was 26 x 40 feet with a warehouse of equal size. The elder brother would appear to have been the vital, unceasing force, ever propelling the enterprise forward to bigger things even before the father handed over the reins. But at every step his judgment proved sound and the best evidence today of his foresight is the splendid store above described. The rearing of a business structure like this has not always been unattended by formidable difficulties but one by one these have been met and mastered. Trade is drawn from an extensive surrounding territory. Farm produce is taken in ex-change in all parts of the store. Tin-smithing and plumbing constitute another branch of the business and in the busy season twenty people are on the firm's pay roll. The very fact that D. & H. Becker have a business of this magnitude makes it unnecessary to say that their business methods have always been above suspicion in every particular. The business is foundcd upon a rock. Mr. D. Becker is connected with a number of industrial concerns in the town. He has also been in public life, having served his municipality accept-ably at the Council Board for 5 years.

Special 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

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Daniel Becker Passes Away Unexpectedly. New Hamburg Loses Prominent Merchant

Through the hands of death our village has lost another of its formidable business men in the passing of Mr. Daniel Becker, whose death took place very unexpectedly at his home about seven o'clock on Wednesday evening from heart failure. While driving home from Stratford on Tuesday, where he had been on business, Mr. Becker took suddenly very ill when a few miles out of the city. Mrs. Becker, who was with him, summoned Dr. Robertson, of Stratford, to the scene, who gave medical aid. He was later removed to his home and was resting nicely during the night and was reported to be improving. So when the news was spread about town while crowds were watching the parade to the tattoo, that Mr. Becker had passed away, it came as a distinct shock to all. The late Mr. Becker was the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Becker and was born on the Becker homestead, Bleam's Road, 67 years ago. He came with his parents to New Hamburg about 1878, when his father bought out the general store of Wm. Hunter, and later took over the business. With his brother, Herman, who later entered the firm, they built up one of the biggest Department Stores in the County of Waterloo, so that the name Becker became a household word throughout the community. Following the death of his brother in 1909, the deceased again carried on the large business alone and also added to it the first garage and Ford auto sales agency in New Hamburg, which he just recently disposed of to Mr. E. G Hammer. The late Mr. Becker took an active part in public affairs and was always helpful in promoting anything that was to the best interests of the town. He was a member of the town council for several years. In politics he was a staunch Liberal and had on several occasions been spoke of as the Liberal candidate for South Waterloo, but declined the honor. The deceased was a devout Baptist in religion and was an outstanding figure in his church and in this sphere his loss will be most keenly felt. He was leader of the church choir for many years, also superintendent of the Sunday School for over fifty years and was a most generous supporter in the maintenance of the church. The late Mr. Becker was married twice. His first wife, Lydia Schulte, predeceased him 15 years ago. He later married Miss Emma Laschlinger, who besides one son and one daughter from his first union, Oliver of this town, and (Emma) Mrs Emil Wurm, of St. Paul, Minn., are left to mourn his demise. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. L. G. Pequegnat and Mrs. Otto Bettger, both of New Hamburg. The funeral has been arranged to be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home to the Baptist Church for service with interment in Riverside Cemetery. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the community in their bereavement.


New Hamburg Independent, June 12, 1925

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Daniel Becker Laid to Rest. Many Friends Attend Obsequies of Beloved Citizen

The funeral of the late Daniel Becker, whose death occurred here last Wednesday, June 10th, took place from his late home on Sunday afternoon. After a short service at the home at two o'clock, the casket bearing the remains of the departed was borne by the pall bearers to the Baptist Church. Sunday School pupils to the number of about forty, each holding beautiful floral tributes, which were sent by the many sympathizing friends of the family formed a double column and through this the funeral cortege slowly wended its way to the church, where impressive services were held by the pastor, Rev. C. C. Anderson, assisted by Rev. S. R. Knechtel of the Evangelical Church, and Rev. W. S. Henrich, of Oetzel's Church. The text taken by Rev. Anderson was "He was a faithful man, and feared God above many things."

New Hamburg Independent, Friday, June 19, 1925, p. 1 
Daniel Becker
 
3004 Daniel and Matilda with four of their children moved from Ontario to High Prairie in April of 1916. Gordon had come out previously and was in the 138th Battalion in the First World War.

Daniel and Matilda settled on the farm about five miles from High Praire, north and east, and were active in church and community affairs. Matilda often acted as midwife to her neighbors when there was no nurse available. Both Daniel and Matilda are buried in the Anglican Cemetery at High Prairie. 
Daniel Friedrick Becker
 
3005 Edward Becker

HESPELER — Edward Becker, 85, died at home at the Spruce Haven Lodge Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was born in Waterloo, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker, and lived there most of his life. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rosella Gildner of Kitchener. He was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. The body is at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where Rev. Willis Ott of St. Mark's Lutheran Church will conduct a service Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery, Waterloo.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Sep 1971 pg 20 
Private Edward Becker
 
3006 BATTLER, Elfeta H. At St. Mary's Hospital, on Sunday, June 12, 1988, after a brief illness, the formmer Elfleta Hazel Becker, aged 91 years, formerly of Ripplewood Crescent. She was a member of Stanley Park United , Brethren.; Church. Mrs. Battler was a charter member of Helena Feasby Institute. Mother of Clifford and his wife Margaret, Eva and her husband Gordon Witmer and Elaine and her husband Jack Wilfong, all of Kitchener and Hazel and her husband Howard Knight of Saginaw, Mich.; sister of Florence and her husband Ross Battler and Beatrice and her husband Ewart Battler, all of Kitchener. Seventeen grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, Brittany, also also survive. Predeceased by her parents; her husband. Morley in 1955:_ four grand-children; four brothers, Roy, Lloyd, Howard and Russell and one sister, Mrs. Winnifred Hallman. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener. after 7 p.m. this evening (Monday), where the funeral and committal service will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Martin McMagnus and Rev. Ward Woolner officiating. Interment will be in Woodland cemetery. Elfleda Hazel Becker
 
3007 Cressman. - Elmeda Becker was born near Breslau, Ont., Sept. 27, 1881; died at the home of her son (Ray), Preston, Ont., Jan. 1, 1948; aged 66 y. 3 m. 3 d. On June 10, 1908, she was married to John Cressman, who predeceased her on April 28, 1941. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ont., of which she remained a member until death. For 30 years she suffered from a weakened body, during which time her testimony for the Lord grew stronger. Surviving are one son (Ray, Preston, Ont.), one daughter (Sylinda - Mrs. Gerald Shea, Kitchener, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. Howard Snyder, Waterloo, Ont.), one brother (Allan, Hespeler, Ont.) and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at the Cressman Church, in charge of J. C. Williamson and Oscar Burkholder. Text: Phil 1:23.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLI, Number 3 - January 20, 1948, pages 70, 71.  
Elmeda Becker
 
3008 1901 Berlin Census - Erma's name could be Decker Erma L Becker
 
3009 BECKER, Leslie Fred -- On Monday, Dec. 24, 1979, at his home, Leslie Frederick Becker of Route 1, New Hamburg (Ratzberg). He was born in New Hamburg 82 years ago, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Adam S. Becker. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, North Easthope Township. He was a market gardener, retiring several years ago. Beloved husband of Mabel Becker of Route 1, New Hamburg; step-brother of George Becker of Chelsey and Pearl (Mrs. Archie Thompson) of Chatham. He was predeceased by one step-sister. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley. The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. At noon on Friday, Dec.28, the remains will be removed to St. James Lutheran Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. Rev Orval Jansen will officiate. Spring Interment will be in St. James' Lutheran cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record  
Frederick Leslie Becker
 
3010 The latest victim in this district is Gilbert Becker, son of Mr. August Becker, of the Waterloo-Wilmot town-line, 3 ½ miles North West of Roseville. The deceased succumbed on Monday from an attack of pneumonia after a short illness, aged 28 years. Mrs. Becker, who is a daughter of Mr. Fried, Roseville, is also ill. There are three small children in the family.

Ayr News Jan 9 1919 pg 1.jpg 
Gilbert Becker
 
3011 GRACE E. SPACHMAN 1920 - 2010 Passed away at Columbia Forest in Waterloo on April 22, 2010 at the age of 90. Loving mother of Melbourne (Karen) Hagey of Kitchener, Jeanette (Gary) Eisert of Arizona and Sherwood Hagey of Waterloo; proud grandmother of Cynthia (Todd) Schneider, David (Elizabeth) Hagey, Heather (Nilton) Lopes; great-grandmother to 10 wonderful great-grandchildren. Grace will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Laurene (Orval) Quantz; sisters-in-law, Myrle, Edna and Eleanor Becker; brothers-in-law, Arthur (Gisela) Spachman, Fred Spachman and Gustav (Renate) Spachman; son-in-law, Bernie Hodgson, and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Erhard Spachman; daughter, Sharon Hodgson; brothers, Mervin, Clarence, Ross and Earl Becker; sisters-in-law, Hilda Becker and Olga Treichel; and by her parents Herbert Becker and Eva (nee Brown). A memorial service in celebration of Grace's life will take place at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Bruce Sweet officiating. A reception will follow the service. Private family interment will take place prior in Rosebank Community Cemetery. Donations in memory of Grace may be made to the Grand River Cancer Centre or Heart and Stroke Foundation and can be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.1a

1aThe Record May 14 2010 
Grace Elizabeth Becker
 
3012 BECKER, Harold Karl

Of Dolph Street South, Cambridge, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 1989, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Mildred Kinzel; survived by his children, Kathleen (Mrs. Gordon Parks), Patricia (Mrs. Walter Drover), Roy Becker, all of Cambridge, Merrill (Mrs. William Kenzel) of Emsdale, Jan (Mrs. Dan Daly Jr.) and Dale (Mrs. Tony Pinheris), both of Cambridge; also survived by one brother, Roy Becker of Cambridge. Will be missed by 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Martha and Theodore Becker and one brother, Theodore. Harold Becker served overseas during the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held at the Corbett Funeral Home Chapel, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Aug 1989 pg A9 
Harold Karl Becker
 
3013 She died on her back porch with a broom in her hand! She lived on Glendale Ave. in Hamilton. I know that she attended a Presbyterian Church in Hamilton. Her husband Thomas Hardie is also buried there. They had no children. Thomas worked for the Hamilton Street Railway as a carpenter.1a

1aEmail Bonnie Nyp 2014 
Hazel Dell Becker
 
3014 1851 - Henry Becker is staying with Conrad Becker. Henry Becker
 
3015 BECKER, HENRY

Death of an Old Resident of Crieff


The intelligence has reached us of the death of Mr. Becker, merchant of Crieff in Puslinch, at about 5 o'clock on Wednesday morning, [March 12, 1890], after a long illness, beginning in August 1889. He was in his 68th year. One of the best known and most highly respected residents in the neighbourhood of Crieff. He was born in the town of Herford, Westphalia, a province of Prussia. In the troublesome times of 1848 in Germany, he went to the front and served in the war. He came to Canada in 1854, the year of the cholera and landed in Hamilton, where he remained for about four years, from thence removing to Crieff, where he bought out the business of Thomas Buckley, who kept a general grocery store in the premises owned by Donald McIntyre. Messrs. Allan and Hugh Stewart, since dead, were in business at the same time. In 1873, all the buildings were destroyed by fire but owing to the kindness of the people of the vicinity, who turned out readily with their teams and drew the building materials upon the ground, everything was restored within a few months. As will be seen by the above, Mr. Becker was one of the early residents, few of whom now remain, who came when the country was new and who had seen the woods disappear, good houses and barns rise, roads opened up and railways introduced, where there was nothing but a wilderness of forest, governed by the Indian and wild beasts. For about twenty years, he has carried on a store in the village and was widely known and respected throughout the township. Mr. Becker was a pronounced Reformer and took an active part in all political contests. He leaves five sons and one daughter, Mrs. James Bond of Galt. His funeral took place at 2 on Saturday conducted by Mr. Ironside of Schaw. 
Henry Becker
 
3016 D. & H. BECKER.

Perhaps the modesty of the proprietors of the store of D. & H. Becker has deterred them from characterizing their mercantile establishment by the name "Department Store. "If so, that can be the only reason why it has not been so named. It is so exaggeration to say that the casual visitor to New Hamburg cannot fail to be impressed with the size and scope of this store. The whole premises has a frontage of 100 feet and a depth of 150 feet. It is 2 stories in height and when it is remembered that the whole of this building is occupied, some idea is conveyed of the immense and varied stock carried and of the large turnover that must necessarily be made. On the ground floor there arc three sections. The first is devoted to dry goods, groceries, crockery and boots and shoes; the second to hardware, stoves and tin-ware; and the third to furniture and undertaking. The second floor is given up to house furnishings and millinery. This description is sufficient to bear out the statement made at the beginning viz.- that this is in reality a department store. The business was founded in 1877 by Mr. Jacob Becker, father of the brothers who are now at the helm. He conducted it successfully for eight years when Mr. Daniel Becker of the present firm took it over and for another nine years pushed it rapidly along, constantly expanding. Mr. Herman Becker was then taken into the firm and the brothers have conducted it jointly ever since. When the father relinquished business 23 years ago, the store was 26 x 40 feet with a warehouse of equal size. The elder brother would appear to have been the vital, unceasing force, ever propelling the enterprise forward to bigger things even before the father handed over the reins. But at every step his judgment proved sound and the best evidence today of his foresight is the splendid store above described. The rearing of a business structure like this has not always been unattended by formidable difficulties but one by one these have been met and mastered. Trade is drawn from an extensive surrounding territory. Farm produce is taken in ex-change in all parts of the store. Tin-smithing and plumbing constitute another branch of the business and in the busy season twenty people are on the firm's pay roll. The very fact that D. & H. Becker have a business of this magnitude makes it unnecessary to say that their business methods have always been above suspicion in every particular. The business is foundcd upon a rock. Mr. D. Becker is connected with a number of industrial concerns in the town. He has also been in public life, having served his municipality accept-ably at the Council Board for 5 years.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 
Herman Becker
 
3017 Howard F. Becker - Howard F. Becker, 57, of 309 King St. E., died at his home Saturday following a brief illness. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Becker, he was born May 16, 1907, in Wilmot Township. A resident of Kitchener for the past 22 years, he was employed as a painter. He is survived by three brothers, William of RR 2, Petersburg, Gordon of Kitchener and Harold of Breslau, and two sisters, Mrs. Norman (Laura) Brun of Breslau and Mrs. George (Arnetta) Kimpel of Waterloo. He was predeceased by one brother. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where Rev. Dr. John Schmieder of St. Matthew's Lutheran church will conduct a service at 3 pm, Wednesday. Burial will be in Memory Gardens.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Howard F. Becker
 
3018 It is our sad duty to report the death of an aged and highly esteemed resident of our town, Mr. Jacob Becker. Mr. Becker was 73 years of age and was one of the pioneers of Waterloo county, having come many years ago from Pennsylvania. He was a resident of New Hamburg for the last twenty years, and took a very active part in the building up of our town. The funeral took place on Monday, and was largely attended by many friends and relatives of the deceased.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, November 22, 1906


Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Jacob Becker
 
3019 1901 Berlin Census - Jacob's name could be Decker Jacob Krug Becker
 
3020 He lived in this [Waterloo County] area 28 years ago. John H. Becker
 
3021 THE KING EDWARD HOTEL.

Situated close to the depot, the King Edward is the grip man's headquarters. The house contains 32 bedrooms and is constantly filled with boarders and transient guests. A complete plumbing system affords all the conveniences of a city hotel. Meals are served at all hours. Mr. Becker has had fifteen years experience as a hotelman and runs a first class house in every respect. Rates $1.50 per day.1a

1aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hambug, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
John K. Becker
 
3022 Brunk, Laura (nee Becker) - Passed away, peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Saturday, July 8, 2000, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Norman on December 23, 1981. Loving mother of Ronald and his wife Betty-Lou of Lions Head and formerly of Bridgeport, Betty (Margaret) and her husband Ralph Grein of Kitchener, Lenore and her husband Jim Murray of St. Thomas and Doug of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; dear sister of Bill Becker and his wife Catherine and Harold Becker and his wife Ruth and sister-in-law of Edith Becker, of Kitchener. Predeceased by her parents, William Becker and the former Annie Seftel; sister, Arnetta Kimpel; brothers, Clarence, Howard and Gordon and two infant great-granddaughters. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Wednesday, July 12, at 2:30 pm. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau. Reception will follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Laura Becker
 
3023 SEYLER, Lillian E.

Peacefully, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at her residence, Nithview Home, New Hamburg. She was formerly of RR 1, New Hamburg and was born in North Easthope township, 90 years ago, a daughter of the late Edwin and Christina tSchamber) Becker. She was a life member of Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg, where she was a member of the ELW. Lillian was a member of the 39 Plus Club and a member of the Restless Seniors, both of New Hamburg. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and playing cards as her hobbies. Lillian will be remembered for her kind and helpful nature. Beloved wife of Nelson Seyler, who predeceased her in 1985. Loving mother of Doris Schwartzentruber, David and his wife Dr. Susan Seyler, all of New Hamburg, Marie and her husband Mahlon Shantz of Kitchener, Harold and his wife Isabel Seyler of RR 1, New Hamburg. Ever missed by 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Also remembered by her brother, Harvey and his wife Florence Becker; her sister, Eileen McIntyre; her sister-in-law, Vera Becker, all of New Hamburg. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Corson (Gib) Schwartzentruber, a brother, Lloyd Becker and a brother-in-law, Bruce McIntyre. Fiends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, transfer will be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg for the service at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Eric Schultz, officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The Record 29 Sep 1999 pg B4 
Lillian Elizabeth Becker
 
3024 He married Bessie Benson Pond of Corry Pennsylvania. She died on Oct. 4 1971 in Hamilton Ontario. My father Murray Thomas Becker(Baker) was their only child. Apparently my grandpa Lloyd Becker went by Baker (which upset my Aunt Hazel), and so did my dad and thus the rest of us. I found in my dad's belongings a paper drawn up by a lawyer in 1962 in which my dad states that his dad and he had gone by the Baker Surname.1a

1aBonnie Nyp email 2014 
Lloyd Becker
 
3025 Louis Becker

PRESTON, Aug. 3 -- Louis Becker, a resident of Preston for 45 years, died suddenly Saturday evening, after being ill for only a day, following a serious heart seizure. Mr. Becker was in his 78th year. He died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Ross, 438 Hespeler St. Mr. Becker was employed by the Canadian Office and School Furniture Ltd., for a number of years. Later he was an employee of the Preston Furniture Co. He has been retired for the past, seven years. Mr. Becker was an adherent of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and at one time was a member of the Lutheran Council. He also had been a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters and at one time was on the Preston Fire Department. Mr. Becker was born in North Easthope and came to Preston, from Wiarton. His wife, the late Juliana Koehler, predeceased him in February of this year. He is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. John Boundy (Hermina),Windsor, Mrs. Arthur Brusso (Reseda), Preston, Mrs. Cecil Franks (Lydia), Preston; Mrs. William Wright (Marguerite), Preston, Mrs. John Ross (Dorothy), Preston, Mrs. John Johns (Marion), Galt and Mrs. Harvey Dodson (Helen), of Ottawa. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. John Schmidt, Kitchener; Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, Kitchener; Mrs. Ernest Tribick, Stratford and Mrs. John Broadrecht, of New Hamburg and three brothers, Theodore of Preston and Adam and William of Kitchener. Mr. Becker is also survived by 19 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass, Ltd., Funeral Home, until Wednesday noon. It will then be taken to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, where the funeral will be held at 3.30 p.m. Interment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Aug 1948 pg 15
 
Louis Becker
 
3026 Obituary (written in German script-name of newspaper unknown)

"Mother Luco Roppel

Maiden name Becker, she died blessed in the Lord in Bruce, Ont. Dec 19, 1894. at the ripe old age of 81 years, 1 month and 28 days. She was born in 1813 in Hatterode, Kurhessen. In 1835 she entered into holy matrimony with Joannes Roppel. The marriage was blessed with 7 children. In 1863 Mother Roppel came with her family to Bruce , Ont. There she converted to God under the guidance of Br. Anthes and led thereafter a godholy way of life. 22 years earlier, her spouse went to his eternal home. The sleeping one had suffered much for the last four years through rheumatism, etc., but had during this time stood firm, prayed and read God's Word until she went home.

E. Burr"
 
Lucy Becker
 
3027 187 - Margaret Becker is staying with John Ruppel. Margaret Becker
 
3028 Shantz, Mrs. Jean (Abram M.) - At St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, April 1, 1985, following a brief illness, Marguerite Jean Becker, aged 53 years, of 164 Carwood Ave., Kitchener. Mrs. Shantz was an active member of Stanley Park United Brethren Church and was employed with Sears Canada Inc. for 15 years. Beloved wife of Abram M. Shantz; dear mother of Barry of Vancouver, BC, Robert of Ottawa and Marilyn of Toronto; loving daughter of Mrs. Effie Becker of Kitchener; sister of Charlotte (Mrs. Jack Schiedel) of Kitchener. Predeceased by her father, Howard. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener after 7 pm today, until noon Thursday, when removal will be made to the Stanley Park Untied Brethren Church for funeral and committal service at 2:30 pm, Rev. Keith Nicholson officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Marguerite Jean Becker
 
3029 WRIGHT, Marguerite

of Rose Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 92nd year. Marguerite Becker, beloved wife of the late William Wright (1983)_ Dear mother of Richard and his wile Jeanette, Jack and his wife Lucille, Joan Clark, all of Cambridge and Joyce Thompson and her husband Bob of Woodstock. Lovingly remembered by 17 grandchildren. 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Survived by one sister, Dorothy Ross of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents, Louis and Kathryn Becker. Mrs. Wright was born in Preston and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home, on Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Bruce Bartleman officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 28 Aug 1998 pg B4 
Marguerite Martha Becker
 
3030 She was a native of Katzweiler, Palatinate, Kingdom of Bavaria. Maria Elsabetha Becker
 
3031 MOHR, Mrs. Herbert (Mary) - Peacefully, on Friday, Jan. 19, at the Hillside Nursing Home, Sebringville, Mary Catherine Mohr, formerly of RR 1, New Hamburg (Ratzberg).

Mrs. Mohr was born in North Easthope Township, 91 years ago. She was a daughter of the late John Becker and the late Elizabeth Becker. She and her husband were long time vendors at the Stratford Farmers Market.

Beloved mother of Harold and his wife Lena Mohr of RR 1, New Hamburg, Geraldine and her husband Stuart Helmuth of Cambridge (P) and Verna and her husband Herbert Hackbart of RR 1, New Hamburg; beloved sister of Ida (Mrs. Austin Doering) of RR 2, Baden. Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Mohr, October 25, 1981; a daughter, Shirley; one brother and three sisters.
Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St., Wellesley, where the family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. Rev. Don Irwin will officiate. Spring interment in the Lisbon United cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 20 Jan 1990 
Mary Catherine Becker
 
3032 2 1/2 story three bay Georgian Revival house on the south side of Bleams Road. Contructed in 1854 by Henry Woods. In 1991 was used as a parsonage of the Freedom in Christ Church. Maxwell Israel Becker
 
3033 Max erected traffic weigh scales at Williamsburg (Fischer-Hallman) in the 1960's as a tribute to the original weigh scales at Williamsburg. The replacement weigh scales where removed in 2005.

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Becker, Maxwell Israel, son of Ezra and Mary Ann (Israel) Becker, was born in Manheim, Ont., Aug. 27,1904; died of a heart attack at Kitchener, Ont., July 25, 1986; aged 81 y. On Sept. 2, 1936, he was married to Florence Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Bruce), one daughter (Barbara Schlegel), and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter (Linda). He was a member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 29, in charge of Vernon Leis; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 79, Number 35 - September 2, 1986, p. 601-602 
Maxwell Israel Becker
 
3034 WEBER, Mildred \emdash Of GoIden years Retirement Lodge, Cambridge, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 1985, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 89th year, Mildred Becker. Beloved wife of the late Norman Weber; dear mother of Dr. George Weber of Toronto, Faith (Mrs. Rev. David Bauman) of India and Rev. Hope Jackson of Massey, Ont. Lovingly remembered by four grand-children, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Harvey Becker of Weston and Wilbert Becker of Chicago, Ill. Mrs. Weber was born in Kitchener and had resided in Preston- (Cambridge) for 60 years. She was an active member of St. Paul's United Church, Cambridge. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends today, 7-9 p.m. ; Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funer-al service will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 27, at St. Paul's United Church at 2 p.m. Interment in Hagey cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record Feb 25 1985 pg D11 
Mildred Viola Becker
 
3035 VAN DER SCHOOT (Rosenberger), Myrtle - Passed away, on Friday October 10, 2008 at her residence Nithview Home, New Hamburg. Myrtle was born 90 years ago in New Dundee and was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Lauretta (Fried) Becker. Beloved wife of the late Peter Van der Schoot (1981) and the late Lorne Rosenberger (1949). Loving mother of Nancy and husband Ron Varley, Keith Rosenberger all of Baden and Ruth Ann Ramseyer of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by her 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Susie and husband Leroy Good of New Hamburg, Ivy Musselman of Waterloo, Dorothy Shantz of Mannheim and sister-in-law of John and wife Marg Hofstetter of Plattsville. Myrtle was predeceased by step-father, Wilfred Wanner; son-in-law, Clare Ramseyer; daughters-in-law, Emmaline Rosenberger, Maryann Rosenberger, Dorothy Holdenmeyer; two grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Kathleen Becker, Margaret and Oliver Bean, Ward and Helen Becker, Cleo and Harry Brodhaecker, Reta Hofstetter, Wayne Shantz, Elgin Musselman, Melvin Shantz, Layton and Flossie Rosenberger, Stuart and Doris Rosenberger, Hilda and Elgin Reist, Vera Rosenberger, Delton Rosenberger, Al and Tony Van der Schoot and a number in Holland. Myrtle was a member of Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, New Dundee and had fostered many children. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Monday October 13, 2008 from 5-8 p.m.. A memorial service to celebrate Myrtle's life will take place on Tuesday October 14, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Lloyd Oakey officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery, New Dundee. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Family and Children's Services of Waterloo Region or Nithview Home Auxiliary. Online condolences and memorial tributes at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aThe Record Newspaper 11 Oct 2008 
Myrtle Magdalena Becker
 
3036 "Oliver H. Becker Is Called by Death,"

Mr. Oliver Herman Becker, Local merchant passed away at his home on Jacob Street, New Hamburg at 10 o'clock on Tuesday evening, November 2nd, aged 61 years. He had been in ill health for several years and was taken very seriously ill about a week before his passing. He was the only son of Daniel Becker and Lydia Schulte and was born in New Hamburg on August 8th, 1887. He received his early school training here and later attended Woodstock College. After his schooling he entered the departmental store of his father and took over the business after the death of his father in 1925. Ollie Becker was a general favorite among his associates and was fond of athletic sports. He was one of the mainstays of the New Hamburg hockey team in the old days of the Oxford-Waterloo league when he helped to win championships for his home town. He was also fond of horses ad an expert horseback rider. Mr. Becker was a member of local Masonic Lodge, and a faithful and active adherent of New Hamburg Baptist church. Mr. Becker was married at Exeter on Nov. 25, 1913, to Miss Hazel I. Browning, daughter of Dr. Robert Browning of that town. He leaves in bereavement his wife, one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Taylor Betty of London, a son Bob at home, and one sister, Mrs. Emil Wurm, of South St. Paul, Minn., and one granddaughter Susan Elizabeth Taylor, of London. The funeral will be held this Friday afternoon with a short private service at his late residence at 2:00 o'clock, followed by a memorial service at 2:30 at the Baptist Church, Rev. W. B. Fisher, pastor, will be in charge. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. The remains are resting at the home.

New Hamburg Independent, Nov. 5, 1948 
Oliver Herman Becker
 
3037 BECKER, Patricia Ann - Peacefully, at Cambridge Country Manor, Cambridge, Ontario, Friday, May 22, 2009, Patricia (Pat) Becker, in her 69th year. Beloved mother of Bryan Stott, Darren (Sylvie) Doerr, Valerie Minaker, Cheryl (Chris) Whelan and Crystal Drover Dear sister to Kathaleen (Gord) Parks, Roy Becker, Merrill (Bill) Kinzel, Jan (Dan) Daley and Dale (Al) Pinheiro. Grandmother to her ("baker's dozen") 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by her parents, Harold (1989) and Mary (1999). She was also predeceased by the last of her "babies," her devoted dog and longtime companion, Chicklou. Pat was born in (Galt) Cambridge and was a resident of the city for most of her life. She retired from Long Manufacturing (Hayes-Dana) in 2005 after being with the company for 34 years. Honouring Pat's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. At Pat's request, any expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

The Waterloo Region Record - May 2009 
Patricia Ann Becker
 
3038 BRUSSO, Reseda

Of 824 King St., Cambridge, on Friday, June 2, 1989, at Hilltop Manor, Cambridge, Reseda Becker, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Brusso. Dear mother of Harold of New Dundee and Marie (Mrs. Bruce Dawson) of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Wright, Mrs. Dorothy Ross, Mrs. Jack Johns, all of Cambridge and Helen (Mrs. Harvey Dodson) of Kitchener. Predeceased by one son, Mervyn. Mrs. Brusso was born in Wiarton and resided in Cambridge, most of her life. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church; Queen Rebekah Lodge, No. 54 and the Preston Women's Institute. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Saturday), 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be conducted at the funeral home Monday, June 5, 1989, at 2 p.m. Interment Park Lawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Jun 1989 pg A11 
Reseda Mary Becker
 
3039 Police identify Wilmot man killed after tractor flipped

WATERLOO REGION \endash Police have identified a 63-year-old man killed after a tractor flipped at a Fischer-Hallman Road farm Thursday afternoon.

Dead is Robert Becker, 63, of Wilmot Township.

Waterloo Regional Police said emergency crews were called to the farm, located between Plains and New Dundee roads, at around 4:30 p.m.

"On arrival, it was obvious the victim had been trapped under the tractor for some while and had passed away," said Sgt. Mark Neill.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 1 Jul 2011 
Robert Becker
 
3040 Former PUC Official, Howard Becker Dies

R. Howard Becker of 72 Maplewood Place, a retired secretary-treasurer of the Kitchener Public Utilities Commission and active churchman, died suddenly today at his home of a heart attack. He was 68. Born Jan. 16, 1902, in Wilmot Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker and had been a life-long resident of the Twin City area. He began his 47-year career with the PUC in 1922 and was appointed secretary-treasurer in 1965. More than 200 staff members honored him in June, 1969, on his retirement. Mr. Becker was an executive member of the Associated Municipal Electric Utilities and served as host chairman when it held its convention in Kitchener in 1968.

HELD CHURCH. POSTS

He was a member and building fund treasurer of the Stanley Park United Brethren in Christ Church and served as its treasurer for 25 years. Mr. Becker was also chairman of the board of trustees and first lay delegate to represent the Ontario conference at the general conference in Huntington, Ind., in 1966. Mr. Becker was Ontario conference treasurer for 32 years and a councilman, trustee and advisory member of the administrative board of Huntington College, Huntington, Ind. He was a charter member of the K-W Optimist Club and was its treasurer for 14 years. And recently, he served on the World Christian Endeavor convention committee as its treasurer and had given his financial report of the August meeting at a dinner Monday night.

WIFE SURVIVES

Surviving are his wife, the former Effie Fern Brighton, whom he married in Freeport May 26, 1926; two daughters, Mrs. John L. (Charlotte) Schiedel and Mrs Abram M. (Jean) Shantz, both of Kitchener; one brother, Russell Becker, and three sisters, Mrs. Morley (Elfleda ) Battler, Mrs. Ross (Florence) Bather and Mrs. Ewart (Beatrice) Rattler, all of Kitchener, and three grand-children. He was predeceased by two brothers, Roy and Lloyd, and one sister,. Mrs. Winnifred Hallman. His uncle, Philip Becker of 234 Weber St. E., died late Monday night at the age of 101 at K-W Hospital after a brief illness. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Wednesday until noon Friday when removal will be made to the Stanley Park United Brethren in Christ Church where Rev. C. Keith Nicholson and Rev. A. Ward Woolner will conduct the service Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery. Donations to the building fund of the church, the K-W Optimist Club or the Canadian Diabetic Society may be made as expres-sions of sympathy. 
Roland Howard Becker
 
3041 BECKER, Roy Charles

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Friday, Jan. 24, 1992, Roy Becker of Laurel Street, Cambridge, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Henrietta Becker and dear father of Paul Becker, Margaret Klaussen both of Cambridge, Sylvia MacPherson, Sandra Schuett and Shirley Reist, all of Cambridge. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers Harold and Theodore. Mr. Becker was a member of the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, King East, Cambridge, on Monday, Jan. 27, 1992, at 2 p.m. Rev. Norris Heubner officiating. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Jan 1992 pg A9 
Roy Charles Becker
 
3042 Roy S. Becker

Roy S. Becker, 54, RR 1, Blair (Plains), died Thursday at the K-W Hospital, after a brief illness. Born Jan. 16, 1900, at Williamsburg, he was a son of Henry Becker and the late Mrs. Becker. In 1922 he married the former Lolly Bartholomew, who survives. Surviving beside his wife are five sons, Charles, Glenn and Gerald, all at home; Donald, Kitchener; Stanley, Centreville; two daughters, Mrs. Orval (Merle) Hallman, The Plains; Miss Carol Becker, at home; three brothers, Howard, Kit-chener; Lloyd, Trout Creek: Russell, Williamsburg; four sisters, Mrs: Morley Battler, Mrs. Ross Battler, both of Williamsburg; Mrs. Clayton Hallman, Mrs. Ewart Battler, both of Kitchener and six grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., at Alma St. United Brethren Church by Rev. Ward Woolner. The body is resting at the Ratz-Bechtel funeral home until 1 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Feb 1954 pg 7 
Roy Stanley Becker
 
3043 BECKER, Russel Leroy Passed away on Monday, January 25, 2010 at the Hamilton General Hospital. Russ Becker for RR#2 Petersburg in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Lana (Roote) Becker who he married February 15, 1967. Loving father of Gary and wife Amy, Wanda and husband Scott Harley all of Plattsville, Kathy Becker of Kitchener and Billie Jo Becker of RR#2 Petersburg. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Hunter, Rochelle, Hawkins, Kayla, Melissa, Amelia, Reese and Kaliope. Survived by his brothers, Larry and wife Vivian of Kitchener, Wally and wife Hanna of Calgary, Ron and wife June of Edmonton, Gord and wife Sheena of Durham, Ken and wife Shirley of Bayfield and Brian and wife Sue of Surry. Funeral arrangements will remain private and a public memorial gathering will be announced later. Donations to the Children's Wish Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William St., Plattsville 519-684-7409. Online condolences can be sent at www.gffh.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 26 Jan 2010 
Russel Leroy Becker
 
3044 SCHULTZ, Sadie (nee Becker) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sadie, age 93, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Loving mother of Kenneth (Catherine) Schultz, Carol (Keith) Johnston, both of Kitchener, and Wayne (Wendy) Schultz, of Norwich. Beloved sister of Eva Brubacher of Sudbury and Grace Storer of Waterloo. Sadie will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Terry, Dale, Kim, Jeff, Steve, Laurie and Michael, as well as nieces, nephews and great- grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Leonard Schultz and her brother Melvin Becker. Sadie was a life-long faithful member of the Fairway Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a lover of nature, wildlife, birds and animals. As a young person, living on the farm many years ago, she was part of the Family Becker Band and played at Saturday night barn dances. She was the most humble, kind person and devoted herself completely to her God and her family. She always put everyone else's needs before her own. She has left a hole in our hearts that no other person could ever fill. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 355 Gage Avenue, Kitchener, on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2 p.m., with Mark Camick officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Cremation has taken place. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery to be held at a later date. Donations to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). We would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Tim Szozda, Dr. Ronald Pace, Dr. Donna Ward, CCAC and all the nurses and staff who attended to Mom during her illness. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Sadie's memorial.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 28 Mar 2011 
Sadie Becker
 
3045 SCHMIDT.-On the 21st of Nov., in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo county, Ont., of infirmities of old age, Sister Salome, wife of the late Pre. George Schmidt, aged 76 years, 8 months and 21 days. Buried on the 24th at Shantz's Meeting-house. She was a beloved mother, a devoted Christian and a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Services were held from her own chosen text, Phil. 1:21, by N. Stauffer and M. Bowman.1a

1aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXIV, Number 24, December 15, 1887 - pp 381, 382 
Salome Becker
 
3046 1901 Berlin Census - Earl's name could be Decker Stanley Earl Becker
 
3047 BECKER, Theodore-- On Friday, Feb. 8, 1980, at the K-W Hospital, Theodore Becker, aged 75 years, of 7 Columbia St. W., Waterloo. He retired in 1975 as a painter and decorator. Mr. Becker was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church Waterloo, the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club and the Waterloo Horticultural Society. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Becker; husband of the former Elsie Hertzberger; father of Gerald of Waterloo and Susan (Mrs. Roger Hart) of Kitchener; brother of Clayton of Cleveland, Ohio, John of Cambridge(G), Ervin of Cassel, Ont., Elvin of Hamilton, Edward of Ingersoll, Sheldon of New Hamburg, Gordon of Stratford, Effie (Mrs. W. Kaufman) of Tavistock, Melinda (Mrs. Norman Sweitzer) of Plattsville, Mrs. Mary Bray of Fort Erie, Anna Mae (Mrs. Harry Krueger) of Drumbo. Also survived by two grandsons, David Hart and Kevin Becker. Predeceased by one brother Russell and one sister Nellie. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, after 7 p.m. this evening, until noon on Monday, then to St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo for funeral service at 2 p.m., Rev A. L. Conrad officiating. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Feb 1980 
Theodore Becker
 
3048 Theodore L. Becker

PRESTON, Dec. 28 — Theodore Louis Becker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Becker, Preston, died at Woodstock, yesterday at the age of 33 years. Mr. Becker had been ill for eight weeks. He was born in Preston and had resided here all his life, with the exception of the past year in Woodstock. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Preston. Surviving are his parents and two brothers, Roy and Harold, both of Preston. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Friday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Dec 1949 pg 5 
Theodore Louis Becker
 
3049 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Vaughn Becker
 
3050 BECKER, WILHELM first comes to notice through his card in the Berliner Journal of January 30, 1862:

Dr. Wilhelm Becker German Physician and Apothecary announces most respectfully to the inhabitants of New Germany and vicinity that he has located in the inn of Mr. Christian Hug, where he may be consulted at all times on all types of illness.

The issue of December 4 of that year informs us that he had his horse made off with, and a saddle and harness cut up. A month previously his pharmacy was demolished and almost all his clothes were burned. The paper points out that these villainous men were capable of even greater wickedness. This suggestion probably also occurred to Becker who departed, leaving behind unpaid newspaper accounts.

An item on March 2, 1865 refers to a train accident on which the wife of Dr. W. Becker, of Belmore, Bruce County was travelling en route to Berlin to visit her father, Mr. Anselm Wagner. No further trace of him has been found.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. Wilhelm "William" Becker
 
3051 Among the early booksellers were Joseph Bingeman, M. S. Hall man, W. H. Becker, F. I. Weaver, Mr. Swaisland, and J. P. Bender. Since then the J. C. Jaimet Company and R. B. Russell have been founded.1a

1aHistory of Kitchener pg 320 
William H. Becker
 
3052 Funeral service for William H. Becker of RR 2, Elmira who died Wednesday Jan. 22 at his home, was conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. James' Lutheran Church. Rev. H.W. Baetz officiated. Burial was in St. James' Lutheran Church cemetery. Mr. Becker, who was 57, was born Aug. 2, 1911 in Woolwich Township, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Becker. He worked at the Brockville Chemical Industries Ltd. Plant in Elmira and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sisters, Cora of RR 2, Elmira and Mrs. Erma Grosz of Elmira. He was predeceased by one brother.1a

1aElmira Signet 29 Jan 1969 pg 12 
William H. Becker
 
3053 Died, At Ayr on the morning of the 18th instant Elizabeth Beckett, Relict of the late Robert Anderson. Aged 78 Years. The funeral will take place on Friday, at 2 o'clock P.M., from my residence, to the place of interment, the New Cemetery, Ayr. Joseph Kilgour, February 18th, 1880.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Elizabeth Becket
 
3054 THE first settlers of Dumfries were generally of a superior class. With few exceptions, they had received a good education at the Parochial Schools of their native land, and many of them brought with them to Canada a thirst for knowledge which even the necessities of bush life could not eradicate. This led to very early endeavours to combine instruction with amusement during their leisure hours.

It will surprise many to learn, however, that as early as 1834, when clearings were but few and far between, and when the wolf and bear were not unfrequent visitors, that a Debating society was in full blast during the winter evenings. Such was the fact„ however, and long and excit-ing were the discussions which took place.

The scene of these intellectual combats was the home Mr. John Reid, after whom the clachan of Reidsville has been called, and who only passed away to his rest a few months ago. The members of the society were Messrs.John Black, John Reid, Thomas and James Dalgliesh, William Veitch, Alex. Turnbull, Thomas Ritchie, William Hastie, Andrew Mathieson, James Cunningham, Andrew Elliott, John Currie, John Johnston, George Cunningham, Alex. Beckett, James Oliver, Thomas Cleghorn, and occasionally a few others. A majority of these gentlemen still survive, and the mere recital of their names will awaken in the minds of those acquainted with them, many pleasing, and possibly some sad, reminiscences of the past.

It is needless to say that this Society was an exceedingly vigorous one, and that the questions discussed were characteristic of the time. Among them were the following:
(1) Which is most benefit to mankind, Agriculture or Commerce ?
(2) Whether is the profane man or the hypocrite most injury to society?
(3) Which is the most destructive element, fire or water?
(4) Whether does wood or iron most benefit mankind ? and
(5) Would a ship made of iron sink or swim?

The debates upon these and similar subjects, which, in the absence of candles, sometimes took place by the light of burning pine knots, were characterised by deep interest and not a little talent, and, to use the language of one of the participants: "Nothing could exceed the enjoyment of these gatherings."

The annual dinner of the Debaters was an occasion never to be forgotten. It was also held at Mr. Reid's house, but the viands were provided by the members of the Society generally. It could not boast of the cuisine of Delmonico, nor of bills of fare in French and perfume. It was considered, however, a veritable feast at that time. The Society unitedly purchased a sheep. That was the first step. From this was made soup, a haggis-the oat-meal for which had to be brought from a drug store in Dundas and roast and boiled joints. Add to this description, a few " cakes of the period," and you have the dinner, gastronomically considered, in all its glory

It was, however, "the feast of reason and flow of soul" which followed, that gave the occasion its princi-pal attraction. The speeches-the songs-the hilarity-can be better imagined than described. As an illustration of the mirthful spirit which prevailed, it may be mentioned that, on one occasion, whilst ladling out huge platefuls of the steaming haggis, John Black, the chairman, vigorously recited Burns' address to that famous dish:

"Fair, fa your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin' race;
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe or thairm,
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang's my arm."

Nothing could better illustrate the character of the early settlers of Dumfries than efforts at intellectual improvement under such formidable difficulties. It is not too much to say of them, that no part of Canada has been settled by a class of men of greater physical and mental energy. "None but Lowland Scotchmen would ever have cleared North Dumfries," is a remark which has frequently been made. This may be an exaggeration. But those who remember how heavily timbered, how stony and how swampy its rugged hills and valleys were forty years ago, will readily admit, that only the highest courage, and most indomitable energy and perseverance, could have made the township what it is today in the same space of time. Had their work to be done over again, could a magician's wand once more make Dumfries the tangled forest it was when this history began, we venture to say their descendants would never undertake to perform it!

Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose 
Alexander Beckett
 
3055 Died, At her residence, "Creek Cottage," in the Village of Ayr, on Monday the 2nd inst., at 10:30, P.M. Mrs. Robt. Wyllie, Aged 68 Years. Funeral, You are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral on Thursday, the 5th inst., at 2 o'clock, p.m., from her late residence to the place of interment, one and one-half miles east of Ayr. Ayr, Feb. 3rd, 1874.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Jean L. "Jeannie" Beckett
 
3056 BECKETT, JOHN SMITH

On Friday, June 18, 1954, at Galt, of R. R. #2, Puslinch, in his 79th year. Mr. Beckett was born in Sheffield, England on December 25, 1875, the son of the late Catherine Smith and John Beckett. He lived in Sheffield for twenty-five years, went to Eramosa in 1902, then to Galt and had lived on the farm since that time. He retired from farming ten years ago. He was married in Eramosa on Nov. 16, 1904 to Mary Minerva Rudell who survives him, as well as three sons, Fred Beckett of Halifax; Frank Beckett of Hespeler; John Beckett; one daughter, Kathleen (Mrs. Joseph Anthony) of Limehouse, ON; one brother, Fred Beckett of R. R. #2, Puslinch; two sisters in England and one in South Africa; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Beckett was an adherent of the Anglican Church. Service at the Stager Funeral Home, Galt St., Hespeler on Monday at 2:30. Rev. M. G. McFarlane of Hespeler United Church officiated. Pallbearers: Robert Scott, Gordon Bridgeman, Dan Cudney, Angus McMillan, and Scott Fixter of R. R. #2, Hespeler; Clarence Bartels of Hespeler. Interment Hespeler Cemetery. 
John Smith Beckett
 
3057 Died, In Ayr, to-day (Monday), 25th April, at 9:30 A.M., William C. Beckett, Aged 85 years. Funeral, On Wednesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from his late residence, Northumberland St., to New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, April 25th, 1892.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
William C. Beckett
 
3058 William Peter Beckett

PRESTON, Feb. 25 — Ailing for a number of years and seriously ill since Christmas. William Peter Beckett, well-known Preston resident, died at the Galt Hospital at 8 o'clock Sunday morning at the age of 65 years. Born in Welland County, Mr. Beckett came to Preston district 30 years ago and resided here since that time. He was engaged in the bakery business and as a car salesman, while he was in charge of the stock room at Preston Woodworking Machinery for some years. He was a member of Preston Baptist Church and the Baraca Class of that church, and also of Preston Cambridge I.O.O.F. Lodge. He had lived retired for the past two years. His wife predeceased him nearly two years ago. Surviving are three brothers, Harold A. Beckett, Hamilton, John R. Beckett, Ancaster, and R. S. Beckett, Windsor. The remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Tuesday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 25 Feb 1946 pg 13 
William Peter Beckett
 
3059 Sister-in-law of Philip Mogk. Anna Becking
 
3060 William Becking

PRESTON \emdash After a lengthy illness, William Becking died yesterday in Westminster Hospital, London, in his 60th year. He was taken to the K-W Hospital four days earlier, and removed to Westminster on Saturday. He had served with the 58th Battalion in the First World War and had been in ill health since 1918. He was born in Hanover on July 27, 1894. On his return from the army he lived in Kitchener until moving to Preston in 1933, in October, 1920, he married Gwendoline Jones, and surviving besides his wife are two children, Mrs. George (Olive) Claydon, RR 1, Preston and Clifford of Timmins; six grandchildren; a brother Harry, Kitchener and two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Haus, Waterloo. and Miss Minnie Becking, Kitchener. Mr. Becking was an adherent of the Baptist church. Rev. H. J. Herlihey of St. Paul's United Church will conduct the funeral serivce at the Stager-Pass chapel on Wednesday at 2:30. Interment will be in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Jul 1953 pg 5 
William Becking
 
3061 Bernard Charles Beckman - Passed away peacefully early Monday, July 28, 2008 at Golden Years Nursing Home in his 86th year. Bud was predeceased by his parents Charles and Mary Beckman (Doyle), his sister Helen and brother-in-law Clarence. He is survived by one niece, three grand-nieces and one great nephew and their families. Special thanks to the staff at Marsdale Manor and Golden Years Nursing Home for all their support and care. At Bud's request, there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lounsbury Funeral Home, and donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association may be made in Bud's name through the funeral home.

The Waterloo Region Record - Jul 2008 
Bernard Charles Beckman
 
3062 DONALDSON, Mrs. Irene

On Nov. 15, at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Irene Beckner, of 1663 Fairview Rd., Preston, in her 79th year, loved wife of the late, James Donaldson; dear mother of Thomas of Galt, John of Preston, Jean (Mrs. William Murphy) of Preston, and Mary (Mrs. Raymond Pero) of Preston; loving sister of George Beckner of Waterloo. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Queen and Argyle Streets, Preston, until Saturday morning, then to St. Clement's RC Church, for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment, St. Clement's cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Nov 1972 pg 37 
Arina "Irene" Beckner
 
3063 BECKNER, Donald 1935 - 2014 Donald Norman Beckner, age 79, passed away peacefully at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on August 15, 2014. Don suffered from dementia and heart problems. He was born in Kitchener, Ontario on May 5, 1935 and spent his youth in Ontario. He enlisted in the navy at age 17 and served on the M.C.S. HAIDA 215 Far East Naval Forces in Korea, Japan and Hong Kong from 1953 ?1954. Don was a born salesman and showman and worked for many major manufacturers of professional beauty products travelling across Canada and the US. Tired of travelling he joined Emerald Beauty Supplies in Calgary, Alberta in the late seventies and ran the company until he moved on in the late eighties. He married MaryEllen in 1986 and moved to Vernon B.C. where they continued to service the beauty industry for many years. Don was an avid gardener and golfer and will be fondly remembered for his great one-liners. He is survived by his wife MaryEllen, his daughters Dawn and Kris (Gary), his sons Rob (Kim) and D?arcy (Lisa) and his seven grandchildren (Spencer, Ashley, Dusty, Taylor, Riki, Cody and Carly). A private service will be held at a later date. Donald Norman Beckner
 
3064 The sad intelligence of the death of Julius Beckner, son of Mrs. Beckner, this place, which took place at the B. and W. Hospital last Friday afternoon was heard with deep regret by his many friends and schoolmates there where he was well and favorably known. He was taken ill on Sunday, January 3rd, with inflammation but his condition was not considered serious until Thursday when he was removed to the hospital to undergo an operation which proved fatal. The deceased had only recently purchased the Waterloo Sun Laundry. He was aged 28 years and six months and was married about three years ago to Mary, daughter of Mr. Martin Schade, Waterloo. The funeral took place at Waterloo and was largely attended showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held by his fellow citizens. The family and relatives have out heartfelt sympathy.1a

1aElmira Advertiser - January, 16, 1909. 
John Julius Beckner
 
3065 Event Description: Heart Disease William Beckner
 
3066 A-2-26 Samuel Bedford The Last Will and Testament of Samuel Bedford, late of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, who died on or about the 7th April 1859 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 copy of which said Last Will and Testament if hereunder written and that the administration of all and singular was granted to Isaac Clemens of the Township of Waterloo, Esquire, and Norval Ferguson Simons, of the Village of Preston, Merchant, Executors named in said Will…

…I Samuel Bedford of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, do make publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament…

First I give devise and bequeath to Isabella Bedford, alias Easton, my beloved wife, that part of my real estate situate and lying in the Township of Waterloo, being composed of a part of Lot Number 22, broken front concession containing by admeasurement eleven acres and thirty one rods be the same more of less and may be more fully known and described by a Deed in fee simple given to her by me bearing date 9th April 1856. - To her, her heirs and assigns for ever, for her own absolute use and benefit, all of which real estate I give to her in lieu of Dower:-

Secondly, I give and bequeath twenty five pounds to Nancy Easton of the same Township aforesaid, daughter of Isabella Bedford alias Easton, my wife.

Thirdly I give and bequeath the sum of twelve pounds ten shillings to George Easton of the same Township aforesaid, son of Isabella Bedford alias Easton, my wife. To pay the above legacies I request my real estate composed of 24 acres cut off from the east end of the west half of said Lot number 29 and five acres cut off from the east end of the west half of said Lot Number 29 in the broken front concession of Waterloo, to be sold as soon as convenient after my decease together with my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever. Bedding and furniture of household and one cow excepted which I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Bedford alias Easton - and after my funeral and testamentary expenses and all my just and lawful debts the balance in full remaining in the hands of my Executors to be equally divided between my Grand children, the children of my late son John Bedford of Normandy, now deceased. And lastly, I hereby appoint my trusty friends Isaac Clemens, Esquire, of the township of Waterloo, and N. F. Simons of Preston, Merchant, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.

Witnessed by George Kennedy and Thomas Codlin
Will dated 9th April 1856
Proved 17th May 1859
Died 7th April 1859.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Samuel Bedford
 
3067 Daniel Graeb lived on the River Road and delivered in Town; around 1896 he opened a butcher shop in what is now Phin's Toy Shop. Thomas Bedford and Thomas Hutchison bought his business and at the same time bought also the business being then carried on by A. W. Leybourne on Adam Street where Alf. Ryan is now. Thereupon Mr. Leybourne who had formerly been employed in Graeb's shop took charge on behalf of Bedford and Hutchison.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Thomas Bedford
 
3068 EMIL BEECHEY

The funeral of the late Emil Beechey of the Hillcrest Dairy in Preston, will be held from his late residence on Fountain street, Friday morning at nine o'clock. Service will be held at St. Clement's church by Rev. Fr. P. J. Meyer after which interment will be made in the R.C. cemetery. Besides his wife, three daughters and eight sons, there survives four sisters and one brother. They are Edmund of R.R. 2, Breslau, the Misses Clara and Nellie of Kitchener, Mrs. John Boudreau of Detroit and Mrs. J. Claydon of Preston.

Kitchener Daily Record 10 May 1933 pg 3 
Albert Emil "Emil" Beechey
 
3069 BEECHEY, Charles Ambrose

Passed away peacefully, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Betty (nee Lloyd). Dear father of Timothy (Beverley), Linda and Cindy, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by three grandsons, Michael, Daniel and James; one brother, Ralph of Kitchener and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Emil and Rose Beechey; six brothers and three sisters. Mr. Beechey, was born in Guelph and had been a lifelong resident of the area. He was a member of St. Clement's RC Church; retired 21 years ago as a custodian at St. Clement's School; a member of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists and a longtime supporter. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass, will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Record 26 Sep 2008 pg B7 
Charles Ambrose Beechey
 
3070 BEECHEY, Cyril A.

Of 793 Birchwood Ave., Cambridge, on Friday, Jan. 23, 1987, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Floy Peters and dear father of Gary of Toronto, Mary Lou (Mrs. Charles Enright) and Susan (Mrs. John McIntosh), both of Cambridge. Also survived by five grandchildren; six brothers, John of Elmira, Roy of Tillsonburg, Isadore and Ralph, both of Kitchener, Charles of Cambridge, Jim of London, Ont. and one sister, Marcella (Mrs. Jack Flannery) of Kitchener. Predeceased by one brother and two sisters. Mr. Beechey was born in Kossuth and lived all his life in Cambridge. Retired from Hostess Food Products Ltd.; a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Canadian Army; a member of Preston Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Saturday (today), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.; Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Clement's Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m., interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Jan 1987 pg C17 
Cyril A. Beechey
 
3071 BEECHEY, Isadore W.

At St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, Aug. 15, 1994, age 74 years. A member of St. Aloysius RC Church and a former custodian with the Waterloo County Separate School Board for many years. Beloved husband of Helen Beechey of Kitchener. He was predeceased by his first wife, Laura Beechey. Step-father of Douglas Picoski and his wife Mary of Mount Forest, Janet and her husband Grant Ertel of Waterloo and David Picoski and his wife Dana of Kitchener. He will be sadly missed by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dear brother of John and.his wife Marcella of Elmira, Roy and his wife Kay of Tillsonburg, Charles and his wife Betty of Cambridge and Ralph of Kitchener. He was predeceased by three brothers; Elmer, Cyril and Vincent and by three sisters, Marcella Flannery, Doreen Wheeler and Delores Beechey. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and ChapeI 51 Benton at Church St. Kitchener, where the family will recieve relatives and friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Prayers will be offered from the funeral home chapel on Thursday, Aug. 18, 1994 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass, at St Aloysius RC Church at 10 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

The Record 16 Aug 1994 pg A7 
Isidore W. Beechey
 
3072 BEECHEY, John Lawrence

It is with sorrow, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. John was born in Kossuth 89 years ago and resided in Elmira since December 1958. He was a son of the late Emil Albert and Rose Catherine (Geier) Beechey and grew up in Guelph and Preston. Loving husband and best friend of Marcella L. Hergott, whom he married July 3, 1943. Loving and cherished father, grandfather, and great-grandfather of Wilbert (Bert) and his wife Mildred (McCleave) and their children. Heath and his wife Susan (Wastell) and their children, Morgan, Macey and Rogan, Tara. and Chey and her husband Fred Anderson and their children Kyle and Tyson of Ottawa; Gerard (Gerry) and his wife Phyllis (Woods) of St. Thomas and their children, Shayne and his wife Caryn (Hobbs) and their children, Taylor and Cassandra, Amber and her husband Brian Pickard and their children, Madison and Hunter, Tessa and her husband David McFadden and their children Riley and Keeley and Tyler and his wife Barbie (Tamming) and their children Connor and Lucas; Cecilia of Waterloo; Joanne and her husband Dennis Reid of Kitchener and their children, Natasha and her husband Mike Magon and their daughter, Alexandra, Tanya and her husband Rob Owens and their children, Sasha, Katelyn. Nisha, and Liam and Derek and his wife Tracey (McCulloch) and their children, Nathan and Andy; Mary Jane and her husband Robert Yaeger of Elmira; John (Jack) of RR1 Waterloo, and his children, Miranda and her son, Damien, Jordan and his wife Jenn, and Rachel. Carleen and her husband Michael Van Dam and their daughters. Emily and Elizabeth of Waterloo, and Geoffrey and his wife Jean (Lem) and their sons, Daren and Kevin of Etobicoke; also survived by his brothers, Charles and his wife Betty of Preston; and Ralph of Kitchener and his sisters-in-law, Floy Beechey of Preston, Marie Beechey of London and Kay Beechey of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by his son, Joey, his grandson, Zachary Gerard Van Dam, his great-granddaughter, Emma Katherine Hobbs-Beechey, his daughter-in-law Florence (Dube), his sisters, Marcella and her husband Jack Flannery, Doreen Wheeler and Dolores, and his brothers, Isadore, Cyril, Vincent (Jim), Roy and Elmer. John was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Church in Elmira. John had been employed at Uniroyal Chemical for 31 years until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of the Ontario Genealogy Society, Region of Waterloo Historical Society, and Woolwich Historical Society. He spent many enjoyable hours newspaper-clipping historical articles. The family will receive friends and relatives at Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur Street, South, Elmira, (519) 669-2207, today (Friday) 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Teresa of Avila R.C. Church, 19 Flamingo Drive, Elmira on Saturday December 24, at 10 a.m. with Father Tim Uniac C.R. officiating. Interment will be in St. Teresa Cemetery, RRI Elmira.

The Record 23 Dec 2005 pg B9 
John Lawrence Beechey
 
3073 FLANNERY (Beechey), Marcella

At Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, on Monday, April 8, 1991, age 75 years. Mrs. Flannery was a member of St. Michael's RC Church, Waterloo and the CWL of the church. Beloved wife of John Flannery; dear mother of Theresa Anne and her husband Jim Hacking of Waterloo. She is also lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Cheryl Anne, Julie and Mark; five brothers, Isadore and Ralph, both of Kitchener, Charles of Cambridge, Roy of Tillsonburg and John of Elmira. She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Cyril, Elmer and Jim and two sisters, Dolores and Doreen. Mrs. Flannery's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's RC Church, Father RA. Voisin officiating. Interment Parkview cemetery, Waterloo.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Apr 1991 pg A9 
Marcella M. Beechey
 
3074 BEECHEY, Roy E.

Peacefully, at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, October 22, 2003, Roy E. Beechey, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Kay Beechey. Dear father of Roy Beechey and his wife Valerie of Arden, Ontario and Peter Beechey and his wife Laurel of Tillsonburg. Dear brother of John and Marcella Beechey of Elmira: Charles and Betty Beechey of Cambridge and Ralph Beechey of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather to four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Floy Beechey (Cyril), Marie Beechey (Vincent) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Mrs. Jack (Marcella) Flannery as well as her husband Jack: Delores Beechey of Kitchener and Doreen Beechey of Tillsonburg: brothers Cyril Beechey, Elmer Beechey, Vincent Beechey and Isadore Beechey. Roy was a Life Member of the OMHA, a Life Member of the Tillsonburg Minor Hockey Association, Tillsonburg Citizen of the Year (1983), past member of the Kiwanis Club of Tillsonburg, Lawn Bowling Club of Tillsonburg and the Curling Club of Tillsonburg. The family received friends at Ostrander Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St., Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Thursday, October 23, from 7-9 p.m. and today ( Friday, October 24) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be offered in the funeral home chapel tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 25 at 10 a.m., from St. Mary's RC Church in Tillsonburg. Interment at the Tillsonburg Cemetery.

The Record 24 Oct 2003 pg B7 
Roy E. Beechey
 
3075 BEECHEY, Vincent J. (Jim)

At Victoria Hospital, London, Ont., in his 57th year, on Monday, June 1, 1987. Beloved husband of Marie Beechey; dear father of Mrs. Dennis (Barbara) Moss and Paul Beechey, both of Mississauga, Bruce Beechey and his wife Rose of London; brother of Mrs. J. (Marcella) Flannery of Kitchener, John of Elmira, Isadore of Kitchener, Roy of Tillsonburg, Charles of Cambridge and Ralph of Kitchener; grandfather of Jennifer. Predeceased by sisters, Dolores and Doreen and brothers, Cyril and Elmer. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hinnegan & O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St., London. Funeral mass in St. Michael's Church on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment St. Peter's cemetery. Prayers Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Jun 1987 pg B11 
Vincent J. "Jim" Beechey
 
3076 Catherine Beeshy, "is married to David M. Brubacher, a farmer. They reside near St. Jacobs."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

______________

Brubacher. - Katherine Beechy was born Sept. 5, 1841. On July 22, 1860, she was married to David Brubacher. This union was blessed with 9 children, of whom 8 are still living; also 38 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. From early youth she was a member of the Mennonite Church and always attended services when she could, but being subject to attacks of gall stones, there was many a time in the last 10 or 12 years when she could not leave home. She had a very active mind and when not suffering too much, always found great pleasure in reading her Bible and the Gospel Herald. She bore her sufferings patiently, but had no desire to recover from her late illness which was a complication of rheumatism and pneumonia. She died Mar. 20, 1915; aged 73 y. 6 m. 15 d. Her husband preceded her about 10 years. Funeral services March 22, at the Conestoga Church, conducted by Ezra Martin and Tobias Martin. Interment in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 2 - April 8, 1915 - pages 30,31 
Catharine Beechy
 
3077 1871 - David Beechy is staying with David Brubacher. David Beechy
 
3078 1871 - Jared Beechy is staying with David Brubacher, Jared Beechy
 
3079 Sarah was the daughter of Elam Beeman, Essex County, Ontario, and Maria Cavanaugh/Kavanaugh, born in Ireland. (no documentation) Sarah Ann Beeman
 
3080 Died In Preston, on Friday, August 8th, 1913, John Beemer aged 68 years. The Funeral Will take place from his late home on King Street, on Sunday, August 10th, at 2.30, to Preston Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

City of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection 
John Beemer
 
3081 BEERS, Wilmot A. (Bill)

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, July 7, 1989, in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Carol Welch. Predeceased by a daughter, Linda Cooper. Surviving are two grandchildren, Cindy and Jolene Cooper; one brother, Garfield Welch and his wife Margaret of Sudbury; one sister, Kay (Mrs. Fred Beaulieu) of Val Therese, Ont. Mr. Beers was born in Torrance. Ont. and came to Cambridge, in 1948 from Gravenhurst. Retired from Kralinator Filters of Cambridge. Veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas for the Canadian Army. Member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 126. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Sunday, 7-9 p.m. A private family funeral service will be held Monday. Cremation to follow.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Jul 1`989 pg A11 
Wilmont A. "Bill" Beers
 
3082 Barbara Beeshy, "died young." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Beeshy
 
3083 David Beeshy, "is married to Magdalena Baumann. They reside at Bluffton, Ohio, where he is foreman in a wagon and sleigh manufacturing establishment." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David S. Beeshy
 
3084 Elizabeth Beeshy, "was married to Rev. Daniel S. Brubacher. They reside west of St. Jacobs." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Beeshy
 
3085 Hannah Beeshy, "died, aged about 3 years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Beeshy
 
3086 Jacob Beeshy, "is married to Clara Thiel. They reside at Ridgeway, Welland County, Ontario, where he is engaged in the grocery business and has a jeweller and watch repairing shop in connection."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Albert Beeshy
 
3087 Jaren Beeshy, "was married to Hannah Hembling. They resided at Creedmore where he died." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jared Beeshy
 
3088 Lydia Beeshy, "is married to Peter Bösiger, a farmer. They reside near Pandora P. O., Putnam County, Ohio."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Beeshy
 
3089 Mary Ann Beeshy, "was married to Benjamin Baumann."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

________________________


Mary's body was shipped back to Kitchener, Ontario for burial. 
Mary Ann Beeshy
 
3090 BEFURT, George -- At St. Joseph's Hospital, London, Ont., on Monday, May 17, 1982, after long suffering, George Befurt, age 72 years, of 323 Bayfield St., London, formerly of Kitchener. Beloved husband of the former Katharina Peiffer; dear father of Wilhelm and his wife Margarete of RR 1, Ethel and Mrs. Elizabeth Sebastian of London. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by his parents. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m., today. Funeral service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev S. J. Wittig officiating. Interment Woodland cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 May 1982 
George Befurt
 
3091 Edgar Beger had the Rexall Drugs franchise in Kitchener and seemed to be running a successful business but within months of this photo he left pharmaceuticals to become a bond salesman. Soon the corner bore a Liggett's Drugstore sign and became a downtown landmark at King and Young from 1929 until the late 1940s.

Next to Beger's is the J. Preeter and Son dry goods and ladies wear shop occupying the second of Lippert's King Street storefronts. Its site became part of Liggett's within a year.1a

1arych Mills 2015 
Edgar E. Beger
 
3092 E. R. BEGER.
Among the long established and successful business enterprises of New Hamburg must be ranked that of Mr. E. R. Beger, carriage manufacturer. It is 38 years since Mr. Beger located as a blacksmith on the property where now stands a substantial 3 story brick factory. The main building is about 6o feet square, exclusive of the 3o x 4o foot blacksmith shop which is detached. The firm turns out about 100 vehicles of one kind and another, annually. These consist of buggies, stanhopes, traps, runabouts, cutters and sleighs and it is safe to say are not surpassed in point of beauty and durability by the output of any other Canadian firm. A thorough mastery of his business combined with a strict integrity and a disposition to give every man a square deal, constitute the corner stone upon which Mr. Beger has so well builded. lie numbers among his patrons many of the best people, not only in Waterloo County, but also in the surrounding counties and even farther afield. Indeed, so flattering has been the reception of his carriages that Mr. Beger intends to invade the West and will shortly open an agency out there. Actively associated with him is his son, Mr. R. E. Beger, who is of great assistance to his father in energetically pushins; forward a growing business. Mr. Beger has always taken an interest in public affairs and spared neither his time nor his money to advance the interests of New Hamburg. He had the honor of filling the Reeve's chair for two years, but prior to that had served at one time and another some 25 years in the Council.1a

1aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hambug, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
Ernst Robert Beger
 
3093 Death of A. Beggs, Sr.
Another of Wellesley township's old pioneers passed away last Friday afternoon in the person of Mr. Alexander Beggs, Sr., at the age of 77 years, 7 months. The late Mr. Beggs was a highly respected and well-to-do farmer, living near Linwood most of his life. He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, five sons and one daughter. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral which was very largely attended, took place on Monday afternoon to the Linwood cemetery.1a

1aElmira Advertiser 28 Nov 1908 
Alexander Beggs, Jr.
 
3094 TOUSHAN, Hazel Marguerite (nee Beggs) Passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Nursing Home on November 18, 2011, in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Carol (Gary) Lauber, Garry (Marie) Toushan, Doug (Hennie) Toushan, Lynn Nickel (Bernie Ertes) and Richard Toushan. Cherished grandmother of fifteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Walter Toushan (1995), and her parents Wray and Earla Beggs. Hazel was a vibrant woman, whose love of family extended beyond her children to include friends and acquaintances. Her willingness to open her heart and home to others was one of her many strengths. Hazel spent most of her career in the wedding industry as a bridal consultant, and continued to do so into her 80s. Her sense of style and elegance would always shine through, in her work and in her home. Her life was a gift to many, and she will be sadly missed. A cremation was held on Monday with family in attendance. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service being held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 116 Queen St. N., Kitchener at 2:30 p.m. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Donations in lieu of flowers to the MS Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and/or Sunnyside Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aThe Record Nov 23 2011 
Hazel Marguerite Beggs
 
3095 JOHN A. BEGG S

John A. Beggs, 78, died early Friday at the K-W Hospital following a short illness. Born near Linwood on February 28, 1874, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex Beggs. His first wife, Jennie Cathcart, predeceased him in 1927. In 1932 he married Mrs. Susan Steinfeldt who predeceased him in 1949. Mr. Beggs farmed near Linwood until 1937 when he took up residence in Linwood. He was a member of Linwood United Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Voll, Linwood; one granddaughter, and one brother, David, Linwood. The funeral was held Monday with a private service at his residence at 2:30 p.m. followed by public service at Linwood United Church. Interment was in the United Church Cemetery. Rev. Gordon Weir officiated. The body was at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, until Saturday noon when removal was made to the residence.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Dec 1952 pg 7 
John Albert Beggs
 
3096 Mrs. David Gross Sr.

The many friends in this city of Mrs. David Gross Sr., will be grieved to learn of her death which occurred yesterday in Rochester where she had been living with her daughter since the death of her husband over a year ago. Mrs. Gross, who was the mother of ex-Mayor Gross of this city had spent the major portion of her life in the Twin City district. When but a child she came to this city with her parents who migrated from Germany where she was born 85 years ago. During her residence here she was a devoted member of St. Peter's Church. Her kindly and Christian disposition won for her many loyal friends to whom the announcement of her death will be a source of deep regret. She leaves seven sons and three daughters to mourn her passing. They are Charles of Vancouver, B. C., David, of this city, George of Rochester, N. Y., John, William, Herbert and Nelson of this city, Mrs. K. Ameden, Mrs. C. Gabel and Mrs. L. Krug all of Rochester, The remains of the beloved woman will be brought to this city tomorrow and the funeral will be held from her former residence 107 Jospeh street at 2.30 o'clock Friday afternoon to Mount Hope Cemetery for interment. The funeral services at the house and graveside will be conducted by Dr. H. A. Sperling, pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Kitchener Daily Record 7 Nov 1923 pg 15 
Barbara Begner
 
3097 Herman A. Behling - Herman A. Behling, pioneer dairyman, passed away this morning at 5 o'clock at the family residence, 44 Glasgow Street. Mr. Behling, operator of the Westside Dairy, Kitchener, had been prominent in the dairy business for the past 2 years. He was in his 70th year and has been ailing for more than a year. He is survived by one daughter and seven sons. All but one son of Detroit reside in Kitchener. Four grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by his wife nine years ago. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence on Glasgow Street with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Herman August Behling
 
3098 Walter Behling - Walter Behling, 62, assistant plant superintendent for Foremost (formerly Westside) Dairy, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home, 68 Regina St. N. Waterloo. He worked 37 years for the dairy. Mr. Behling was born Oct. 7, 1901, in Kitchener, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman A. Behling. He was a member of the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club and the Waterloo branch of the Canadian Legion. His wife, the former Agnes Martin, died May 28, 1953. He was predeceased also by two brothers, Edward and Emil Behling. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rae (Bettie) Miller of Riverside, Ont., and Mrs. Arthur (Elaine) Bruder of Kitchener; four brothers, Ernest of California, Harry and Clarence, both of Kitchener, and Gordon of Waterloo; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Olivia) Brohman of Waterloo, and three grandchildren. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Horne after Thursday noon. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Walter Behling
 
3099 Mr. Wm. M. Behrens was born in Hannover, Germany, 1854. He emigrated to New York in 1871 and 3 years later to Elmira. Some years later he went to Detroit where he was in business a short time, and returned to Elmira in 1885. He is salesman in the general store of Messrs Weber & Erb. He has been many years treasurer of the Elmira Musical Society and the I.O.O.F. [Independent Order of Foresters] and has been an officer of the Elmira Public Library almost ever since its organization.1a

1aEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903. 
William Martin Behrens
 
3100 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. William Martin Behrens
 
3101 Mrs. Anna Huether

Following a long illness, Mrs. Anna Huether, 95, of Petersburg died yesterday at the K-W Ilospital. She was born May 30, 1858, in Wilmot Township, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Beilstein. Her husband, John Huether, died Dec. 3, 1924. She was a member of the Wilmot Centre Evangelical UB Church. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Tena Bolender of London; one daughter, Mrs. Clara Jacob of Kitchener; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at her home in Petersburg. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery and Rev. C. R. Kauth will officiate. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 9 a.m. Friday when it will be taken to the home in Petersburg.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Jan 1954 pg 7 
Anna Beilstein
 
3102 Mrs. Harry W. P letch

Mrs. Harry W. Pletch, 78, of 38 Irvin St., died last night at the K-W Hospital. The former Elizabeth Beilstein, she was born in Hanover, Dec. 7, 1870, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Beilstein. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Church, the Ladies' Aid of Zion Church, the W.S.W.S., and the Ladies' Bible Class. Mrs. Pletch was married June 14, 1899, in Hanover. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Miss Ethel Pletch and Mrs. Alfred J . (Ruth) Bender, both of Kitchener; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Huether, Petersburg, and Mrs. William Bohlender, Chesley. Two grandchildren also survive. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where funeral service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m., with Rev. E. E. Hallman officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Nov 1949 pg 5 
Elizabeth Beilstein
 
3103 Mrs. Jacob Kropf Dies in Stratford

The death of Mrs. Jacob Kropf, a native of New Hamburg, occurred at Stratford yesterday at the age of 65 years. She was the former Etta Beilstein, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Beilstein. Following her marriage here in 1910 she and her husband lived here for a number of years before moving to Stratford about 38 years ago. Her husband predeceased her about five years ago, and she is survived by two sons. The funeral service will be held at Heinbuck funeral home, Stratford, Saturday at 3:30 p.m.1a

1aNew Hamburg Independent, February 14, 1958 
Etta May Beilstein
 
3104 Youngest son of Adam Beilstein. Otto Beilstein
 
3105 Beilstein, Ryan William - Passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at Victoria Hospital, London, as the result of all accident. He resided in Millbank and was formerly of Burlington. Ryan was born in Ottawa 25 years ago, the beloved son of Ronald and Ruth (Lengacher) Beilstein of Southampton. He was employed at Noah B. Martin Manufacturing, Crosshill and enjoyed skiing, fishing and camping as his hobbies. Beloved husband of Fannie Marie (Kuepfer) whom he married February 2, 1996. Loving father of Frieda and R.J., both at home. Dear brother of Lisa and her husband Steve Wennick of Burlington. Also missed by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leroy and Verna Kuepfer of Millbank; grandparents, William and Sylvia Beilstein of Kitchener, Lena Kuepfer and Martha Kuepfer, both of RR 1, Millbank. Remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rosie and her friend Phil Hartung of Guelph, John of Millbank and his friend Eileen, Susanne, Eileen, Velma, Levi and Samuel all of Millbank. Ryan was predeceased by his grandparents; Alfred and Anna Lengacher, Amos H. Kuepfer and John Z. Kuepfer and by one brother-in-law, Stephen Kuepfer. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 9 Pacific Ave., Milverton, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be said on Monday, Aug. 12, 1996 at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by the funeral service at St. Mary's RC Church, Hesson at 11 a.m., with Father Len Desjardins officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Aug 1996 
Ryan William Beilstein
 
3106 MRS. HENRY SNYDER

Edith May Beirnes, widow of the late Henry Snyder and formerly Mrs. Irvine S. Hagey, died in St., Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, yesterday, in her 50th year, The late Mrs. Snyder was born in Puslinch township, attended school in Holland township and lived the greater part of her life in this district. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Biernes. Ailing for some time the deceased was removed to the hospital yesterday morning. An active member in the work of the Zion United church, the deceased was a life member of the Women's Missionary Society of that church. She was also a member of the Women's Institute. She married Henry Snyder in 1934. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Wolfe, of Dobbington, and Miss Grace Hagey, at home; a son, Lloyd Hagey, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Theron Sauder and Mrs. Hazel Strenks, both of Waterloo township, Mrs. James Peacock of Dobbington and Mrs. Oscar Asmussen of North Battleford; four brothers, Edward Beirnes, Markdale, John Beirnes, Owen Sound, William Beirnes, Denver, Colorado, and Wellington Beirnes of Williamsfort, Ont. There are four grandchildren, Irvine, Ronald, William and Gerald Wolfe. Her first husband, Mr. Hagey, predeceased her eight years ago, and her second husband, Mr. Snyder, predeceased her in 1934. The remains are resting at the late residence, Breslau road. The funeral will take place on Thursday with a short private service at the residence, Breslau road, followed by service in Zion United church at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 13 Sep 1939 pg 19 
Edith May Beirnes
 
3107 George is reported to be the son of John Ferris Beirnes 1 Mar 1803 Dublin, Ireland - 7 Mar 1877 Guelph) & Eliza J. Habgood (Feb 1806 Wales - 17 Sep 1879 Guelph, Ontario) George William Beirnes
 
3108 TWO AGED BROTHERS FOUND DEAD IN RUINS

Prior Lake, Minnesota -- Two aged brothers were found dead In the fire swept ruins of their home near here Sunday and county authorities today held as "material witnesses" two men alleged to have visited the victims Saturday night. The bodies of Andrew Beisang, 75 and his brother Samuel, 79 were found in the ruins of the Beisang home. Martin and Morris Martinson, brothers, were taken into custody.

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, May 28, 1928 
Andrew Beisang
 
3109 While the school building, a log edifice, was in course of construction, Hubert Gilles taught school in his mother's house. Mr. Blasius Beisang was the second teacher, and then Mr. Gilles returned from a Woolwich school to teach two years more in Preston.1a

1aThe Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916

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Among the first Catholic settlers, early in the thirties, were Blasius Beysang and his brother William, a little west of Heidelberg. In the house of the former Mass was celebrated for some time.2a

2aThe Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916

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A post office was estabished in 1871, at Marystown. Blasius Beisang was appointed Postmaster, and still holds the office. The village supports two hotels; one in a frame building run by Joseph Strunk; the other is brick and run by Blasius Beisang, who also owns a general merchandise store, saloon, and merchant tailoring store. His wife has a milinery establishment. The village [Marystown] has a blacksmith shop, shoe shop and feed mill.3a

3aCharles S. Bryant, History of the Minnesota Valley, 1882, North Star Publishing Co., Minneapolis transcribed by Laurie Myres

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At St Peter asylum on Thursday April 7th Blasius Beisang of Shakopee; and was buried from St Marks' church Saturday in the Catholic cemetery. Deceased was about 62 years of age, and for a long time was in the tailoring business here, but failing, his mind became impaired and he was sent to the asylum. He was a good man, and much sorrow is felt for his death and previous troubles.4a

4aShakopee Courier 25 Apr 1890 pg 4 col 1 transcribed by Laurie Myres 
Blasius Beisang
 
3110 Francis Beisang (deceased), was born October 11, 1829, in Alsace, France, now a part of Germany. At the age of 2 years he came with his parents to the United States; they soon removed to Canada, where he followed blacksmithing until 1854, then came to Scott County. He married, January 14, 1852, Eliza Zolber, who was born in Canada, February 9, 1833. They have had seven children; the living are, Catherine T., and Anna M., now the wife of Mr. Guy West. Francis Beisang died January 14, 1878.1a

1aCharles S. Bryant, History of the Minnesota Valley, 1882, North Star Publishing Co., Minneapolis, transcribed by Laurie Myres 
Frank Joseph Beisang
 
3111 An Old Settler Gone.

On Thursday last, Sept. 6th, as we went to press Mr. Ledogarius Beisang died at Marystown, at the residence of his son Bl. Beisang. Mr. Beisang was an old settler of Eagle Creek, and remained a citizen of that town until about two years ago. He located a claim in Eagle Creek on the road to Bloomington Ferry in 1854, and the next year built him a house and moved into it with his family. His son Frank Beisang took a claim adjoining him and in two or three years afterwards his son-in-law Mr. Francis Stemmer, bought an adjacent claim where he still lives. Afterwards another son (William) purchased adjoining on the west, where he still lives. Bl. Beisang having located at Marystown two years ago, the old gentleman took up his residence with him until his death, at the ripe age of eighty-one years. Mr. Beisang was a native of Canada. He was a quiet old gentleman and enjoyed the esteem and respect of all who knew him.1a

1aShakopee Argus, 13 Sep 1877 pg 4 c5 submitted by Laurie Myers 2011

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St. Agatha... others who were here in Father "Wiriath's time, 1833, and found in his records: ...Leodgar Beysang.2a

2aThe Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916 
Leodogarius Beisang
 
3112 List of Letters Remaining in the Waterloo Post Office, C.W. up to the 1st of August, 1849 Ludikar Beisang Leodogarius Beisang
 
3113 Died. Stemmer - At the home of her son Lawrence Stemmer of Eagle Creek at 1:30 o'clock, Wednesday morning, April 19, 1905, of the infirmities of age, Mary Anna Stemmer, aged seventy-nine years. Mary Anna Beisang was born in Germany, May 12, 1826. With her parents she came to America at the age of four years and after a short residence at Buffalo N. Y., the family went to Ontario, Canada, where they lived in the vicinity of St. Clemens for about twenty-five years. At Wilmot, Ontario, on Sept. 2, 1845, she became the wife of Francis Stemmer. In 1856 with their family of 5 children Mr. and Mrs. Stemmer came to Minnesota and bought a farm in Eagle Creek five miles east of Shakopee the farm now owned by her son Lawrence.

In the year 1888, they purchased a home in this city on Lewis Street and after a residence here of four years, Mr. Stemmer died at the age of seventy-six. Several years later Mrs. Stemmer returned to her old farm home where she lived with her son until her death.

Five children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Stemmer of whom three survive. Peter F., Caroline, wife of T. F. Duffy, and Lawrence, all residing in Eagle Creek. Francis the eldest son was drowned at the age of eight years in the Mississippi River, while the family were on their way to their Minnesota home from Canada. And a daughter, Susan, wife of Jacob Zettel, died at her home in Eagle Creek in 1891.

Mrs. Stemmer had been in failing health for several months but had been confined to her bed but two weeks when death came quite unexpectedly, and the tender, faithful, loyal, loving soul of "Grandma" Stemmer as she was lovingly known among her wide relationships in this vicinity, passed peacefully away to join the great company of the redeemed. Born and bred in the Catholic faith she was a deeply devout and consistent Christian woman, loyal and true to her church, her family, and her friends. The funeral services were held this morning at 9:30 o'clock from St Mark's church and the remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the upper Catholic cemetery.1a

1aScott County Argus 21 Apr 1905 pg 1 col 4 submitted by Laurie Myers 2011 
Mary Anne Beisang
 
3114 TWO AGED BROTHERS FOUND DEAD IN RUINS

Prior Lake, Minnesota -- Two aged brothers were found dead In the fire swept ruins of their home near here Sunday and county authorities today held as "material witnesses" two men alleged to have visited the victims Saturday night. The bodies of Andrew Beisang, 75 and his brother Samuel, 79 were found in the ruins of the Beisang home. Martin and Morris Martinson, brothers, were taken into custody.

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, May 28, 1928 
Samuel Beisang
 
3115 An Old Settler Gone.

On Thursday last, Sept. 6th, as we went to press Mr. Ledogarius Beisang died at Marystown, at the residence of his son Bl. Beisang. Mr. Beisang was an old settler of Eagle Creek, and remained a citizen of that town until about two years ago. He located a claim in Eagle Creek on the road to Bloomington Ferry in 1854, and the next year built him a house and moved into it with his family. His son Frank Beisang took a claim adjoining him and in two or three years afterwards his son-in-law Mr. Francis Stemmer, bought an adjacent claim where he still lives. Afterwards another son (William) purchased adjoining on the west, where he still lives. Bl. Beisang having located at Marystown two years ago, the old gentleman took up his residence with him until his death, at the ripe age of eighty-one years. Mr. Beisang was a native of Canada. He was a quiet old gentleman and enjoyed the esteem and respect of all who knew him.1a

1aShakopee Argus, 13 Sep 1877 pg 4 c5 submitted by Laurie Myres 2011

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Among the first Catholic settlers, early in the thirties, were Blasius Beysang and his brother William, a little west of Heidelberg. In the house of the former Mass was celebrated for some time.2a

2aThe Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916

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Died. At is home in Eagle Creek on Thursday last, William Beisang. His lengthy illness, reported by us last week, terminated in dropsy. He was an invalid, confined to his house nine years with paralysis. He was the oldest brother of Mr. Bl. Beisang of Shakopee, and was born in Alsace, at that time a province of France, in 1821, being in his 68th year at his death. He came to Canada in 1833, and to Minnesota in 1871. He leaves a second wife, seven sons and three daughters. The funeral occurred Saturday.3a

3aShakopee Courier 18 Jul 1888 Pg 4 Col. 2 submitted by Laurie Myres 2011 
William Beisang
 
3116 ELMIRA-Funeral for Addison Beisel of Elmira, who died Thursday, will be held at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor Saturday at 3 p.m. Rev. H. W. Baetz of St. James Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Elmira cemetery. Mr. Beisel died at K-W Hospital after a brief illness. He was 89. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Beisel, he was born March 6, 1878, in Elmira, where he lived all his life. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Ralph of Calgary and Carl of Woodstock; one daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Adeline) Gildner of Kitchener; one brother, Norman of Elmira; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one daughter, two brothers and two sisters.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Apr 1967 
Addison Beisel
 
3117 There passed away, at his home on Church Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, April 11, Louis Beisel, a pioneer of the district, at the age of 85 year and 35 days.
Although he had not been in the best of health for the past several months, the late Mr. Beisel had counted on the celebration of his 65th wedding anniversary, which he and his wife would have observed on Friday, April 14th.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife (nee Adaline Eix), two daughters, Mrs. Jake Ritter and Mrs. Arthur Klinck, and four sons, William, Addison, Norman and Theodore, as well as 18 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon, at two o'clock, at the house thence to St. James' Lutheran church for service. Interment will take place in the Elmira Cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 13 Apr 1939 
Louis Beisel
 
3118 Mrs. Lydia Miller

ELMIRA— Mrs. Lydia Miller, 93, of 10 Park Ave., Elmira, died Wednesday at Elmira Private Hospital after a short illness. Born Sept. 28, 1860, near Elmira, she was the former Lydia Beisel, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Beisel. She was the last surviving member of the family. Mrs. Miller was a lifelong member of St. James's Lutheran Church, Elmira. Surviving are two sons, Charles, Kitchener; Edward, Waterloo; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Schneider and Mrs. Sulama Kirschel, both of Elmira; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband, John W. Miller, died in 1931. A daughter predeceased her in 1927. The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. at St. James's Lutheran Church with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. H. W. Baetz will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Jun 1954 pg 5 
Lydia Beisel
 
3119 BEISEL, Norman P. - On Wednesday, February 21, 1979, at the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge (P), aged 98 years, of Elmira.

Husband of the late Luella Holzworth; dear father of Kenneth of Simcoe. Seven grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by his sons, Lloyd and Vernon, three brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, after 7 pm today. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, February 24, at 2 pm. Interment in the Elmira Cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 22 Feb 1979 
Norman P. Beisel
 
3120 Last Monday morning the death knell of St. James Lutheran Church tolled the departure of Peter Beisel, an aged resident of Elmira, and one of the first settlers of the neighborhood, surrounding our village. Deceased did a large share of the clearing up and transforming of forest land into arable fields and amassed a large share of this world's wealth. Some 25 years ago he retired from the farm and removed to Elmira. Here his first wife died. Subsequently he was again married, his second wife died several years ago. After the latter's death he lived with his grandson, Mr. Irvine Beisel, where he received the best of attention and where he died last Monday at the age of 82 years and two months. He leaves three sons, William, of Wyandotte, Louis and Philip near Elmira, and one daughter, Mrs. John S. Miller, of Elmira. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon.1a

1aElmira Signet 27 Sep 1906 
Peter Beisel
 
3121 BEISEL, Robert W. - On Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound, Robert Beisel, in his 57th year, of Ripley, formerly of Elmira. Dear son of Ella (Snyder) Beisel of Elmira and the late Wilbert Beisel (1976). Loving father of Stephen Beisel of Windsor and Warren Beisel of Kincardine; brother of Richard and Janet Beisel of Elmira and John Beisel of St. Agatha. Also lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Krista and Bonny Beisel, Tina and Scott Hanley and Ryan Beisel. There will be no funeral home visitation. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, at St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira at 11am, with Rev. Wendell Grahlman officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. Donations to St. James Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy and may be obtained by calling Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, 669-2207.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Robert William Beisel
 
3122 BEISEL, Stanley - Stanley Royal Beisel, age 82, passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor, RR 5 Stratford on Monday, December 26, 2005.

Stan was born on the Beisel farm, Woolwich Twp. Near Elmira, son of the late Theodore Beisel and the former Sarah Ann Bolender. In 1951 Stan married the former Mildred Mohr and she predeceased him in 1985 as did his sister, Beatrice in 1985 and an infant daughter in 1954. Stan is survived by one son, John Beisel and his wife Carolyn of Owen Sound and three grandchildren, Peter, David and Kathryn. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Mona (Mohr) Robinson and two nieces, Joy and Gloria of Toronto.

In 1987 Stan married Ruth (Moore) Diegel who survives him along with Ruth's mother Florence Moore and Ruth's children Murray, Faye, Nancy Janet and Linda. Stan is also remembered by Ruth's grandchildren and a multitude of friends.

Stan attended public school at SS #4 Woolwich and Elmira High School. In 1946 he graduated from the Stratford Normal School. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree by extra-mural study from the University of Western Ontario, London and a Master of Education from University of Toronto. Following his graduation from Teacher's College he taught at Floradale, St. Jacobs and Kitchener schools. He was a Master at Stratford Teachers College from 1960 to 1973 and the Ontario Teacher Education College, Toronto from 1974 to 1980 specializing in Methods of Teaching. He retired in 1980.

In his early years Stan was an active member of the Evangelical and later Evangelical United Brethren Churches. He was a Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He served as choir leader and Mildred as organist at Zion Church, Elmira. He was instrumental in the development of two camp sites at Golden Lake and Silver Lake. In Stratford Stan was active in both Kiwanis Clubs and had attended Elgin Missionary Church and Central United Church. Stan had grown up in Mennonite country and possessed extensive knowledge of their history and customs. His interest in rural life conservation was evident in his continuing love for his small rural property in the hills of North Easthope Township. Stan also loved his 1930 Model "A" Ford. Stan loved to sing and was for a time a member of the Schneider Male Chorus, Kitchener, the Festival City Barber Shoppers, the St. Andrew's Male Chorus and the Kiwanis Golden Oldies.

Family will receive friends at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford n Thursday, December 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 am Rev. Ken Wideman and Rev. Cheryl Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa will officiate. Interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 27 Dec 2005 
Stanley Royal Beisel
 
3123 Theodore E. Beisel - Elmira - Theodore E. Beisel, 78, of 82 Arthur St., died Monday at K-W Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Beisel, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Beisel, was born near Elmira. He farmed on the home farm until retiring to Elmira in 1947. He was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church here. In 1911 he married Sarah Bolender, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Stanley of Stratford; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Beatrice) Busch of Kitchener; two brothers, Addison and Norman, both of Elmira; and three grandchildren. Two sisters predeceased him. The body is at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor. Service will be in the funeral chapel Thursday at 3 pm. Interment will be in Elmira Cemetery. Rev. J.W. Siebert will officiate.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Theodore E. Beisel
 
3124 BEISEL, Wilbert - On Sunday, Feb. 8, 1976 at the K-W Hospital, Wilbert Beisel of Elmira, age 65 years. Beloved husband of Ella Snyder; dear father of Robert of Ripley, Richard and John, both of Elmira; brother of Kleon of Elmira and Mrs. Irvin Schneider of Route 1, Elmira; Six grandchildren also survive. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, after 7 p.m. today until Wednesday noon, when removal will be made to St. James Lutheran Church for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the Elmira cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Wilbert Beisel
 
3125 ZETTEL, Dorothy

At St. Joseph's Hospital, Guelph, Ont., on Saturday, March 27, 1948, Dorothy Beitz, beloved wife of Lawrence Zettel, in her 33rd year. Resting at her residence, R.R. 1, Breslau. Funeral on Tuesday, March 30, to St. Boniface Church, Maryhill, for requiem high mass at 10 am. Interment in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Mar 1948 pg 21
 
Dorothy Beitz
 
3126 Staying at James Fraser's Inn. Frederick Gustav Beitz
 
3127 Died at his sister's home in Pilkington. Jakob Beitz
 
3128 BEITZ, Kenneth Matthew

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, at the age of 74 years, on Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, after a very courageous battle with heart disease and diabetes. Ken leaves behind his wife and best friend of 54 years, Phyllis; loved father of Bonnie and her husband Bill Rothon of Cameron, Ontario and grandson, Christopher and his family; Michelle and great-grandson, baby, Matthew. Also survived by two sisters, Florence Sargeant and Margaret Zeller, both of Kitchener. Predeceased by brothers, Harold, Herb and Leonard and two sisters, Vera Carter and Ethel Kolb. Mr. Beitz served overseas in the Second World War and was retired from Dover Flour Mills. The family will received friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998 at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

The Record 17 Feb 1998 pg B4 
Kenneth Matthew Beitz
 
3129 BEITZ - Leonard P. of 134 Cyrus Street, Cambridge, Sunday December 23rd, 1990, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in his 66th year. Husband of the late Gladys Gillow and dear brother of Kenneth of Cambridge, Mrs. Florence Sargeant of Waterloo, Ethel (Mrs. Paul Kolb) of North Tonawanda N.Y., Mrs. Vera Carter of London, Ontario, and Mrs. Margaret Zeller of Kitchener. Predeceased by two brothers, Harold Dawson and Herbert Beitz. Mr. Beitz lived all his life in Cambridge, was employed with E.P. Graham Oil, and the Knotty Pine of Cambridge for a number of years. Veteran of the Second World War serving with the Canadian Army overseas. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday (Christmas Day) from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clements Church Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Founda-tion or the Cambridge Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Leonard P. Beitz
 
3130 BEITZ, Leonard P.

Of 134 Cyrus Street, Cambridge, Sunday, December 23rd, 1990, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 66th year. Husband of the late Gladys Gillow and dear brother of Kenneth of Cambridge, Mrs. Florence Sargeant of Waterloo, Ethel (Mrs. Paul Kolb) of North Tonawanda N.Y., Mrs. Vera Carter of London, Ontario and Mrs. Margaret Zeller of Kitchener. Predeceased by two brothers, Harold Dawson and Herbert Beitz. Mr. Beitz was born in Preston and lived all his life in Cambridge. He was employed with E. P. Graham Oil, and the Knotty Pine of Cambridge, for a number of years. Veteran of the Second World War serving with the Canadian Army overseas. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday (Christmas Day) from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Mass, will be celebrated at St. Clements Church Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Dec 1990 pg A13 
Leonard P. Beitz
 
3131 Lived with John & Elisabeth Roos. William Beitz
 
3132 CHARLES BELAIR

For more than 70 years, Charles Belair, the dean of photography in Kitchener-Waterloo, created more than 22,200 images of people, including prime ministers and multiple generations of local families. He also photographed several thousand locally-produced products leaving a pictorial record of the history of this community.

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1914, Belair moved to Kitchener with his mother in the early 1920s to join his father who had immigrated here to take a job at the Lang Tanning Company.

Belair completed his primary education in Kitchener and then attended Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School in the technical program where he specialized in drafting. It was at KWC&VS that he began taking pictures for The Grumbler, the school year book.

Unable to find a drafting job, Belair worked for a local photographer and bought the business in 1939, the same year his photograph of the Royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made the front page of the Kitchener Daily Record.

In 1982, Belair was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. In 2000, Belair was named an Honourary Senior Fellow by Renison College, University of Waterloo for his contribution to the community.

In 2002, Belair was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, as well as the K-W Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizing his contribution to the cultural vitality of Waterloo Region.

A member of the Kitchener Rotary Club for more than 60 years, in 2007 Belair and his wife Keiko established the Keiko and Charles Belair Centre for East Asian Studies at Renison College, University of Waterloo.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Charles Belair
 
3133 St. Clements - Joseph Beland, a Frenchman, of Sillery, Quebec, in the employ of Wilson Bros.. Woodstock, timbermen met death by accident here on Saturday the 28th inst. He with one of his fellow workmen had just cut down a tree in the bush where they have lately been engaged when in some unaccountable way unseen by anyone he was struck on the head by what is supposed to have been a stray limb. The blow was heavy one as the condition of the deceased's head showed. He was speedily taken to rooms in the Royal hotel here where after being unconscious 3 hours he passed into eternity, medical aid being of no avail. The event has cast a deep gloom over the village as in his months stay here the deceased as a quiet und peaceable citizen has made himself liked and respected by all who knew him. The remains were taken by train to his home in Quebec province on Monday. The deceased's fellow workmen resumed work on Tuesday.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, February 2, 1905

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Joseph Beland
 
3134 Belisle, Kori James - Kori passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2008, at the age of 18 years. Loved more than anything by his parents, Nadene and Pat Ballantyne (nee Babister) and the late Kevin Belisle. Beloved brother of Tiffany, Lara, Rachel and Mitchell. Uncle of Evan James Bayliss. Loving grandson of Jeannine and the late John Babister Jr, Sharon and the late Larry Belisle, Connie and the late Tom: Ballantyne. Special nephew of John and Sandi, the late Sean Babister, Shane Belisle and Clark and Cyndy Ballantyne. Kori was loyal to his friends and family. His sense of humor and smile would brighten up everyone's day. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Visitation will be held at Coats Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Central Presbyterian Church, 7 Queens Square, Cambridge on Thursday September 25, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment Mount View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. "god Brang us to gether and stupidity Drove u away" Kori Belisle

The Waterloo Region Record - Sep 2008 
Kori James Belisle
 
3135 Belk, Kenneth - Died, on Monday, June 1, 1998, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, in his 75th year. He resided in New Hamburg and was formerly of Toronto. He was born in Toronto, a son of the late George and Gladys (Wilson) Belk. Kenneth attended the Evangelical Missionary Church, Plattsville. He was self-employed as a master watchmaker for many years in Toronto and New Hamburg. Kenneth was actively involved in The Mailbox Club Ministry and enjoyed woodcarving and fishing as his hobbies. He had serviced with the Black Watch Regiment during the Second World War. Predeceased by his first wife, Jessie M. (Dytor) in 1985. Ever remembered by his second wife, Mary (Roth) and loving father of Gail Belk of New Hamburg, Steven Belk and his wife Bev of RR 2, New Hamburg and grandfather to Philip and James Belk Also missed by his mother-in-law, Irene Roth of RR 1, Gadshill; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marcella and Ned Graber of Red Lake, Fern and Paul Huber of RR 1, Gadshill, Franklin and Mabel Roth of RR 2, Wellesley, Esther and Marvin Good of RR 1, Milverton, James and Lorna Roth of Tara. Lovingly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Roy Belk. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at 11 a.m., transfer will be made to Evangelical Missionary Church, Plattsville for the service at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Lloyd Fretz officiating. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.1a

1aThe Record 2 Jun 1998 
Kenneth Belk
 
3136 Mrs. George Lawrence Passes - Mrs. George Lawrence of Ayr died Wednesday at Willett Hospital, Paris, after a lengthy illness. She was in her 86th year. The former Agnes Pringle Bell, she was predeceased in March, 1965, by her husband. Married in March, 1906, Mrs. Lawrence lived most of her married life in Ayr. She was a member of Knox United church and a president of the former Ladies' Aid Society of the church. She was also a member of Ayr Women's Institute and the Lawn Bowling Club. Mrs. Lawrence is survived by a son, Wilbur of Leamington; a daughter, Mrs. George (Sherry Isobel) Vogan, Toronto; sisters, Mrs. Jack (Mamie) Greg, Toronto, and Mrs. Alice Stable, Kitchener. The funeral service was conducted from Knox United Church, Ayr, on Saturday with interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News Dec 15 1966 pg 2 
Agnes Pringle Bell
 
3137 DEATH

Andrew W. Bell, 735 Simcoe St, died Monday of phthisis after 16 months illness, aged 69 years . Deceased was born in Whiton, Scotland, and he leaves a widow and three sons, also two sisters, Mrs. E. Bell, Galt, Ont and Mrs. John Gorulay, Vancouver, BC The funeral took place from the family residence to Elmwood Cemetery yesterday.1a

1aNewspaper unknown 
Andrew White Bell
 
3138 Stone house built in 1875 by Andrew Bell, who in 1881 sold it to The Grand Trunk Railway for their spur line locally known as "The Dutch Mail". The house in 2009 is the home of John A. Watson State Farm Insurance. Andrew White Bell
 
3139 1851 - Ann Bell is in same household as Thomas Lake. Ann Bell
 
3140 BELL, Charles Arthur "Art" - With sadness, the family announce the passing of Art at Lakeland Regional Hospital, in Lakeland, Florida on October 6, 2009. Born in Lacombe, Alberta on February 8, 1939, raised in Stratford, Ontario. Art is survived by his loving wife Olga, dear father of Terry, Leslie, Michael and Michelle. Grandpa to Tara, Cody, Kaven, Tanner and Cameron. Dear brother of Olive Bell, Lorna (Bill) Switzer, Jim (Beth) Bell. Many cousins, nieces and nephews as well mourn his loss. Predeceased by his loving parents, Lorne and Viola Bell. Art has been cremated and is buried in Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Florida. The family invite you to a Celebration of Art's life at the Army Navy and Air Force Building, 151 Lorne Ave. E., in Stratford on Tuesday November 24, 2009, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. If desired, donations may be made in memory of Art to the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

The Waterloo Regional Record - Oct 2009 
Charles Arthur "Art" Bell
 
3141 BELL, Dennis - Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at the age of 65. Loving husband of Emily Bell (nee Terrenzio). Beloved father of Kevin, Steven and grandfather of Brianna. Dennis is survived by his sisters, June Evans, Irene Bye, Sandra Osinga and their families. A service to celebrate Dennis's life will be held in the chapel at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, on Friday, December 8, 2006, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Canon David Bowyer officiating. In Dennis's memory, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

The Record - Dec 2006 
Dennis Bell
 
3142 A-1-38 Gavin Bell: Last Will of Gavin Bell of the Town of Galt, in the County of Halton, (one of the United Counties of Wentworth and Halton) in the Province of Canada, Innkeeper and Wagonmaker. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane, a life interest in all and every of my real Estate, and furthermore, I give devise and bequeath to be beloved wife Jane, all and every of my personal Estate and at her demise, I give, devise and bequeath, to my four children, Mary, Gavin, Henry and Nancy all and every of my real Estate, to be equally divided, share and share alike between them. I hereby appoint my said wife Jane Executrix together with Dominick Ramore, Tinsmith and William Robinson, Blacksmith, both of the Town of Galt…

Witnessed by James Geddes and George White.
Will dated 12 Oct 1851
Insinuated 25 July 1851
No Inventory amount

Executors renouncing: The said Dominick Ramore and William Robinson delivered by hand of John Miller, Esq, their renunciation of their appointment to the Executorship aforesaid, and the same being accepted by the Judge of the Court,. The said Jane Bell, consequently made petition for the appointment as Executrix in Solo, which, also being accepted. Probate was granted in form and manner following. Her present husband, James Campbell, of the Town of Paris, in the County of Brant, C.W., Innkeeper, having previously sent in in writing his "Permit" for her to do so.

Jane Campbell, wife of James Campbell, and former wife of Gavin Bell, became the sole executor of Gavin Bell's estate. Granted 5th July 1854.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Gavin Bell
 
3143 George, E. Bell

ST. JACOBS, George E. Bell of St. Jacobs, died at K-W Hospital, Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 81. Born in Ireland July 11, 1855, he was a St. Jacobs resident for more than 30 years and a member of St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. The body is at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, where service will be conducted Friday, at 2:30 p.m., by Rev. Glenn Brubacher. Burial will be in St. Jacobs Memonnite cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 May 1967 pg 24 
George E. Bell
 
3144 George Parsons Bell was a school teacher before receiving his medical degree from New York's Bellvue Hospital Medical College in 1886.He was an allopathic doctor who practiced in Buffalo, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, Chicopee, MA and Tigerton, WI before moving permanently to Kansas. He spent the rest of his life in Kansas, operating a homeopathic hospital and raising, with his wife Mary Bowman Reid Bell, his family of four daughters and one son. He is supposedly buried in Exeter, Tulare County, California though his grave has not yet been located.1a

1aFind A Grave 2015 
Dr. George Parsons Bell
 
3145 Staying at Francis Lowell's Inn. Henry Bell
 
3146 James Thomas Bell Dies - One of Ayr's oldest citizens was called by death on Saturday morning in the person of James Thomas Bell, aged 81, who passed away at his residence, Northumberland Street, after an illness of five months duration.

The late Mr. Bell was born in Galt, a son of the late William and Magdelena Bell; he came to Ayr in 1902 and was employed at the grain elevator of the late Michael Robson, now the Ayr District Co-operative, for some time. He obtained employment with the Canadian Pacific Railway where he was in charge of making culvert tiles at the gravel pit north of the village. Later, he was made supervisor of a crew, installing the culverts and eventually became foreman of a bridge and building gang. He was superannuated from the railway in 1936 after more than 30 years' service.

An enthusiastic follower of curling in Ayr, Mr. Bell was for many years a member of the Ayr Curling Club, and in honor of his lengthy membership was accorded a life membership. He was an adherent of Knox United Church and a valued member of both the Dolman Lodge, I.O.O.F., and the Ayr Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by two brothers, Alex and William, both of Galt, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Conochie, of Hamilton. His wife, the former Jane Taylor, predeceased him 29 years ago. He was also predeceased by three brothers, Richard, John and Walter.

The Funeral

A joint Masonic and Odd Fellow service was held at the W.O. Ball Funeral Parlor on Sunday evening with some 30 members of both lodges in attendance. J.D. Patterson, acting as chaplain, assisted by R.L. Anderson, conducted the solemn ceremony.

The funeral was held form the W.O. Ball funeral Parlor on Monday afternoon, with interment in Ayr Cemetery. Rev. W.D. Goodger, pastor of Knox United Church, was in charge of the service. The pallbearers were: George Edgar, Percy Barnett, John Deeton, John T. Kay, James Gemmell and Walter Deeton.1a

1aAyr News Apr 28 1949 pg 2 
James Thomas Bell
 
3147 Died, In Ayr, on Monday, 4th November, at 2 o'clock, A.M., Jane Bell, Wife of John R. Hall. Aged 29 Years, 9 Months and 19 Days. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, the 6th instant, at 1 o'clock, P.M., from her husband's residence to the place of interment, Ayr Cemetery. Ayr, Nov. 4th, 1878. Transcript Print, Paris1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Jane Bell
 
3148 Jane was supposed to have been born in Whitehaven, England. Jane Bell
 
3149 At Galt, on Monday last, Jane Bell, wife of Mr. Gooddall, Farmer, Dumfries. The deceased came to Galt perfectly well in the morning, and having drank a glass of ice-water, was taken suddenly ill, and expired in about two hours. She leaves a family, and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.

Dumfries Reformer 18 Jun 1854 pg 3 
Jean Bell
 
3150 1871 - John Bell is staying with Walburga Tschirhart. John Bell
 
3151 BELL - In Galt, on Jan. 29th, John Bell, aged 93 years, 3 months and 1 day

The Dumfries Reformer Feb 6 1890

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DEATH OF A PIONEER

Mr. John Bell, one of the pioneers of North Dumfries, and for the past few years a resident of Galt, passed away on Jan. 29th, in his 94th year. Mr. Bell had been in good health until within a week or so before his death, when he was attacked with influenza. The deceased was a native of Dumfriesshire, Scotland and emigrated to this country in 1832, taking up land in the Cedar Creek district, where he continued to reside until a few years ago, when he removed to Galt. The deceased was twice married. By his first wife, he had three children, Messrs; Richard and William Bell, of Galt and Mrs. Alex. Hunter of Michigan. The fruits of his second union were five sons and four daughters, Messrs; John, Robert and George Bell of Blenheim. Messrs; Thomas and Andrew Bell of Galt; Mrs. Andrew Oliver of Rolland, Manitoba; Mrs. Robert MoMeechan of Glenelg; Mrs. Rose of Toronto and Miss Joan Bell of Galt.

The Dumfries Reformer 6 Feb 1890 pg 1 
John Bell
 
3152 In Loving Memory Died In Blenheim, on Friday, December 26, 1902, at 1 o'clock, A.M., John Bell, Sr., in his 54th year. The Funeral Will take place on Sunday, the 28th Dec., at 2 o'clock, P.M., from his late residence, Lot 2, Concession 10, Blenheim, to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. John Bell
 
3153 Lived with David W. Eby in 1861 in Kitchener. John Bell
 
3154 Died In Galt Hospital, on Monday, July 17, 1939 John Walter Bell In his 74th year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Northumberland Street, Ayr, on Wednesday, July 19th, at 2.30 p.m. (Standard Time). Interment in the Ayr Cemetery. Resting at Harold Gray Funeral Home, Galt, until Tuesday, July 18th, at 10.00 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

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John Walter Bell
 
3155 SWANSTON, Mrs. Violet

Of 778 Walter St., (Preston) Cambridge, on Monday, July 21,1975, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Violet Bell in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Lindsay Swanston; loving sister of Nelson and Cecil Bell, both of New York and Ellie (Mrs. Albert Ferneyhough) of Welland. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Queenston Road at Argyle St., Cambridge, where funeral service will be officiated by Dr. David Gowdy, Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Jul 1975 pg 23 
Lillian Violet "Violet" Bell
 
3156 BELL, Lorne John - Passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at his residence. Lorne John Bell, 48 years of age, beloved husband of Barbara; loving father of Ryan, Kyle and Matthew. Dear brother of Shirley, Louise (Bill) Chamberlain, and Yvonne (Sean) Jackson; dear son of Donna and the late John Bell. Funeral arrangements for Lorne have been held privately with the Lounsbury Funeral Home Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

The Record - May 2007 
Lorne John Bell
 
3157 BELL, Martin Douglas

At Seaforth Community Hospital, on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, Martin Douglas Bell, of RR 1, Walton, in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Linda (Gardiner) Bell; dear father of Matthew of Vancouver, Michael and Joely of Warsaw, Poland, Daniel and Elizabeth of Guelph and John of Cambridge; loving grandfather of Connor, Brittany, Victoria and Katlyn; dear brother of Diane and Pat Riley, John and Marlene Bell and Belinda Bell. Predeceased by his parents, Arthur Douglas Bell and Mary Catherine (Griffith) Bell. A private funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth, at 11 a.m.

The Record 16 Jan 2002 pg B7 
Martin Douglas Bell
 
3158 Died, In Ayr, on the 28th of April, 1875, at 5.30 A.M., Mary Bell, Third daughter of Mr. John Bell, Aged 21 Years, 7 Months and 17 Days. The Funeral Will take place on Friday, the 30th instant, at 1 o'clock, P.M., from my residence to the place of interment, Stanley Street Burying Ground, Ayr. Yours truly, John Bell. Ayr, April 28th, 1875.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Mary Bell
 
3159 Staying at James McMillan's Inn. Mathew Bell
 
3160 Oscar Bell

A former Ayr resident, R. Oscar Bell of Blenheim passed away April 29th in Chatham. He was 79. Born in Cranston, he was a son of the late Richard Oscar Bell and Agnes Ruth Clark He spent his early years in Ayr, apprenticing at Ayr Garage under Jack Gillies. Mr. Bell was a member of Blenheim United Church and A.O.T.S. and also a member of the choir for 20 years, member of the Chatham barbershop singers and Ken Kordsmen. He was a stockman at Rigby Motors for 18 years, then worked for J. M. Carruthers Motors until retirement. He then developed a woodworking craft hobby. Predeceased by two sisters, Evelyn Howell and Mary Fowler. Survived are his wife, the former Lillian Robertson; one daughter Judy and son-in-law Frank O'Rourke of Raleigh Township; one brother J. W. Hodgson of Belleville, one sister Isabell (Mrs. William Underwood) of Ayr. Funeral service was held in Blenheim, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.

The Ayr News 15 May 1991 pg 17 
Richard Oscar "Oscar" Bell
 
3161 Staying at James McMillan's Inn. Sarah Bell
 
3162 WILLIAM BELL was regarded as one of the early settlers in Ayr, although no definite date for his arrival has been determined. On January 26, 1850 the Canada Gazette announced that he had received his licence to practice, and this was probably close to the time he settled in Ayr.

He was appointed coroner for the United Counties in 1852, but no further mention of him is found until 1861. According to the census of that year he was born in Scotland, was 41 years of age, wife was named Marion, and their family consisted of four daughters and one son. Also in that year the Berlin Telegraph reported that someone had mutilated the tails and manes of his horses.


In 1862 another daughter was born. In May there was a report of an operation performed by him with the assistance of his partner, Dr. Bingham, and Dr, Dickson of Paris. Dr. Bingham probably entered the partnership sometime in 1859.

On February 7, 1870 he died of typhoid fever. The Ayr correspondent for the Galt Reporter said the "funeral was one of the largest seen here for years. . . . all places of business were closed during the passing of the cortege."


From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell

___________________________

Died, In Ayr, on Tuesday Morning, the 25th inst., Dr. William Bell. The Funeral Will take place at two O'Clock, P.M., on Thursday, the 27th instant, From his Residence, Ayr, to the Place of Interment, in Knox's Church Cemetery. January 25th, 1870.

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies
 
Dr. William Bell
 
3163 The remains of the late Wm. R. Bell, who died in Stratford Hospital were interred in the cemetery her on Tuesday. He lived for years on the townline in Wellesley Township, where his wife (Miss Demaras Hill) predeceased him some years ago.1a

1aDrayton Advocate 20 May 1915 
William B. Bell
 
3164 BELL, William George

Of 420 Rose St., Cambridge, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday. Jan. 13, 1983, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Annie Malichen; dear father of Carol (Mrs. Lorne Wright) of RR 22, Cambridge. Also survived by a brother, Alton of Cambridge and a sister, Violet (Mrs. Thomas Highton) of RR 22, Cambridge; two grandchildren, Wayne and Shelley. Mr. Bell was born in Ottawa and lived all his life in Cambridge; a retired stationary engineer from Sheldons Engineering Ltd. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral prayers will be recited at the funeral home, Saturday, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Jan 1983 pg B13 
William George Bell
 
3165 Mrs. Winnifred Myer, 75, of 17 Lydia St., died at K-W Hospital Sunday after an illness of several weeks. She was the widow of Wesley S. Myer, who died five years ago.
Mrs. Myer was born Sept. 26, 1880 in Vernonville, Ont., and had lived 45 years in Kitchener. She was a member of Zion Evangelical UB Church and the Women's Society for World Service. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bell.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ross E. (Ruth) Hahn of Kitchener; a brother James Bell of Colborne, Ont.; and five grandchildren. One brother and three sisters predeceased her.

The body is at the Gruhn Funeral Home where the funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. F.M. Faist and Rev. G.F. Barthel officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1956 
Winnifred Bell
 
3166 Daniel Bellar. Daniel Bellar, 76, of Millbank died suddenly Monday evening, May 16th, shortly after retiring for the night. A son of the late Andrew Bellar and his wife, the former Mary Kuepfer. He was born on October 18th, 1883, on the eighth line of Mornington Township. Following his marriage to Sarah Erb, on January 28th, 1915, he farmed in Mornington township until retiring to Millbank in April, 1930. He was a member of Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank. Surviving besides his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Mary) Litwiller, Petersburg; one brother, John, east of Poole; one sister, Mrs. Lena Graber, Gravill, Indiana; and two grandchildren. The body is at the Futher funeral home, Wellesley, until Friday at 11:00 a.m., when removal will be made to Riverdale Amish Mennonite Church, Millbank, for a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Menno Zehr and Rev. David Jantzi will officiate. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 May 1960

____________________________

Bellar, Daniel, son of Andrew and Mary (Kuepfer) Bellar, was born in Mornington Twp., Ont., Oct. 18, 1883; died at Millbank, Ont., May 16, 1960; aged 76 y. 6 m. 28 d. On Jan. 28, 1915, he was married to Sarah Erb, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mary-- Mrs. Earl Litwiller, 2 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Lena Graber), and one brother (John). He was a member of the Riverdale A.M. Church, where funeral services were held May 20, in charge of Orland Gingerich, Menno Zehr, and David Jantzi.2a

2aGospel Herald, July 26, 1960, Vol. LIII, No. 29, page 655 656 
Daniel Bellar
 
3167 John Bellar. Passed away Monday evening at the Stratford General Hospital, age 89 years, of Route 1, Milverton; dear husband of Nancy Lichti; dear father of Ruby (Mrs. Lorne Erb) of Route 1, Milverton. A member of the Nafziger Amish Mennonite Church at Poole. Predeceased by one son, one brother, one sister. Friends may call at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley, after 7:30 this evening. Family service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 1 o'clock, followed by a memorial service at the Nafziger Amish Mennonite Church at 8 o'clock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
John Bellar
 
3168 Lived with William Tilt Daniel Bellchamber
 
3169 1851 - Barbara Beller is staying with Widow Zehr. Barbara Beller
 
3170 Mrs. Norman H. Wildfong

There passed away at the family residence, 18 Victoria St., Waterloo, on Tuesday, August 8th, Elizabeth Deller, beloved wife of Norman H. Wildfong, in her 54th year, following an illness of several weeks. The late Mrs. Wildfong was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Deller of Hay Township, Huron County, and married Mr. Wildfong 34 years ago. The funeral will take place at the late residence on Friday at two o'clock with service at the Emanuel Evangelical Church at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. G. F. Barthel, pastor of Zion Church, Kitchener, in the absence of Rev. H. A. Kellerman. Interment will be made in the Waterloo Mennonite cemetery. The remains will rest at Letter's Funeral Home until Thursday morning.1a

1aWaterloo Chronicle, August 10, 1933 
Elizabeth Beller
 
3171 Originally located at Wellesley, Waterloo County. Constructed around 1870. Original owner, George Bellinger. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mattiussi, 1969 George Bellinger
 
3172 The Bean-Wright House stands on land which constitutes a portion of the Christian Kumpf and Benjamin Devitt Surveys. Theodore Bellinger acquired a large lot assembled from parcels owned by Simon Snider, Joseph E. Seagram and Christian Kumpf.
Bellinger, a merchant and Town Councillor, built this impressive Victorian home with many Italianate characteristics in 1882. His widow sold the house in 1900 to David Bean, who was owner of the Waterloo Chronicle, a Town Councillor and Mayor of Waterloo from 1901 to 1903.
The home's outstanding features include the frieze board and brackets under the wide eaves and the arched windows in the attic of the projecting bay on the north elevation. The bay window on that facade has a variety of very delicate mouldings. A double front door is highlighted by an arched course of brick and cast key stone as well as a four-paned transom.
This example of the Italianate influence on late Victorian architecture was designated as a Heritage Landmark on the basis of its historic and architectural value and interest.1a

1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca 
Theodore Bellinger
 
3173 2nd youngest daughter Wilhelmina Louisa Bellinger
 
3174 BELLMORE, Kenneth (Ken) Joseph - Born June 5, 1934, passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ont., with family at his side, May 8, 2009. Ken was in his 75th year Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Margaret (Toronto). Survived by his wife, Susan (Frazer) of Bobcaygeon, Ont.; his son Edward and wife Jane, and granddaughter, Caitlin (Cambridge); sister, Alice Rouse (Tottenham); brother, Frank (wife Jean) of Cambridge and brother, Jack (wife Marlene) of Beeton, Ont. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Ken was a 35 year employee of the Town of Preston/City of Cambridge. Good friend to many. Ken will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his generous spirit and sense of humour. Cremation has taken place. In memory of Ken, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. 'Jake A Loo"

The Waterloo Region Record - May 2009 
Kenneth Joseph Bellmore
 
3175 Death of Reeve C. H. Belt, Passing of Prominent Prestonian Who Was Well and Favorably Known

A large section of this community will regret to hear of the death of Mr. C. H. Belt, of Preston, which occurred at 12:20 this morning after an illness of two months duration. He was first affected with an attack of bronchial pneumonia, from which he was recovering after putting up a brave fight for his life. A few days ago blood poisoning developed from a scratch on his nose and in his weakened condition it was impossible to stay the progress of this malady. A consultation was held yesterday of three of the ablest physicians in the country but despite all that medical skill could do he succumbed. Mr. Belt was 43 years of age. He leaves a sorrowing wife and one daughter Lila. He carried on a large and successful undertaking business for many years in Preston and took a prominent part in public affairs. For three years he served in the Town council and acted for two years as reeve. He belonged to the Masonic and the A.O.U.W. lodges. The late Mr. Belt was well and favorably known throughout the district, and for his upright character esteemed by all. Two brothers and three sisters survive him: John, New Orleans; Rev Albert, Chicago, Miss Nora, Detroit; Mrs. Harry Edge, Seaforth; Mrs. Geek, Detroit. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will take place at the Preston cemetery.1a

1aGalt Daily Reporter, October 28, 1910 
Charles Henry Belt
 
3176 In the questionaire sent by the Presbytery of Guelph concerning the history of the church, a question was asked as to when the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was first dispensed to the congregation. I applied to Mrs. Samuel Burnett, an old member of the congregation at the time, but since gone home, and was disappointed to receive the reply that she could not remember, but after talking about some other things, she said 'Mr. Gardiner, of Fergus, married us and remained'. I eagerly caught at the statement, and said 'that is just what I want, when were you married,' and after a little consideration she said in the fall of 1840.

So the congregation must have been organized at that time. She told a rather interesting story concerning the same Mr. Gardiner. They were brought up in the same neighborhood and knew each other in Scotland, and when about to emigrate her father, Mr. Wm. Gerrie, chose a certain vessel to cross the ocean, but was told it was slow boat and so changed to another. When they reached Hamilton about the summer of 1836 they went to church on Sabbath and were astonished to find the preacher was Mr. Gardiner. He had taken the so-called slow boat and got there before them. He was the first minister of St. Andrew's Church, Fergus, but only lived a few years, and is buried behind that church under a flat stone. Mrs. Burnett also gave me another interesting item. The feeling ran very high between the two parties at the disruption. Previous to this the church building had been used by all denominations - the Methodist and English church had occasional services in it. But after the disruption the Free church party were excluded from the church.

The preacher sent to preach and organize them was the Rev. Mr., afterwards Dr. Smellie, of Fergus, successor to Mr. Gardiner. When he came to the church the door was locked and an entrance refused. Mr. Bemis then kept hotel across the road from the church, and he kindly invited the congregation to occupy his lawn, and Mr. Smellie had as his pulpit the porch in front of the hotel, the people standing or sitting on the grass. His text was Ezek. 37:1-10, the passage about the 'dry bones.' I mentioned the matter to my good friend, Rev. J.A. Mullan, and thought he would be interested in it, but received the dry reply 'Yes he was always preaching about the dry bones.' I found I had touched a tender spot and said no more.....Benjamin Bowman Bemis came from New Hampshire, born in March 1792, had a remarkably eventful life in his early years, came to Woolwich in 1814, settled on the farm opposite the Presbyterian burying ground and kept hotel there for many years, afterwards built and kept the hotel in Winterbourne. He was noted for his hospitality and kindness to travellers.1a

1aA Few Notes on the Early History of Chalmers' Church, Winterbourne" by Rev. A. M. Hamilton, M. A.

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Benjamin Bowman Bemis was born at Cornish, New Hampshire, on March 14th, 1792. Many stories are told of his early life which had been a remarkably eventful one. As a young man living in a New England seaport town he took part in some stirring events during the War of 1812-14. Towards the close of the war he visited a brother, Asaph. S. Bemis, who was living in Buffalo, and was there in 1814, when Buffalo, then a village, was burned. Shortly after that he was in Woolwich. After trying other places, the farm on which he settled was on the east side of the road, opposite Woodward's, and north of and adjoining Zephaniah Sexton's. Later he built a hotel in Winterbourne and in this way was well known to all the first immigrants. From one and all comes the same story that his house was always open to them. Few had any money in the days of the Pilkington settlement but, that made no difference to Mr. Bemis ; he was hospitable and kind to every one.

Benjamin Bowman Bemis married a widow whose maiden name was Mary Pollard. There were two in this family, - Aurelia, born in 1821, was married to David Chalmers; and Benjamin Bowman Bemis, jr.. born in 1823, was married in February 1850 to Christina McKay, and died December 13th, 1900 at the age of seventy-seven.

In 1834 Mr. Bemis, sr., married the widow of William Singer, from the Township of Nichol, and the children by this second marriage were: Mary Ann, married Matthew Durrant ; Angeline, married Alex. McCloy ; Catharine, now living in Winterbourne ; and Thomas, who died quite young.

Benjamin Bowman Bemis died on March 13th, 1870, at the age of 78, and his second wife, whose maiden name was Katharine Coon, died October 16th, 1869, in her sixty fourth year.2a

2aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon














Is said to be born at Cornis, New Hampshire and opened a hotel in Winterbourne. 
Benjamin B. Bemis
 
3177 On April 2,1856 Dr. William Pipe card appeared in the Berlin Chronicle "Doctor Pipe,Physician,etc. Office at Bemis'Hotel,Winterbourne." Benjamin B. Bemis
 
3178 Miss Mary Bemis died at .her home in Bloomingdale Tuesday evening after a brief illness: Deceased was born at St. Jacobs, a daughter of the late Benjamin Bemis and Christina McKay. She was a member of Bloomingdale United Church.-One sister, Abbie M. Bemis of. Bloomingdale, survives. Funeral services will be Private on Friday from the residence in Bloomingdale at .230 p.m. with interment in Winterbourne Cemetery. Rev. Mr. Newbury will be in charge.

Waterloo Chronicle Dec 22 1939 pg 3 
Mary Adrelia Bemis
 
3179 Bender, Allan Y., son of Daniel Bender and Magdalena Yantzi, was born in East Zorra Township, Ont., on July 26, 1899; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont. of a heart ailment on Oct. 2, 1972; aged 73 y. 2 m. 6 d. On June 4, 1918, he was married to Veronica Lichty, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Delmar), 3 daughters (Madeline - Mrs. Alvin Roth, Jean, Grace - Mrs. Oliver Brunk), 9 grandchildren, and one sister (Elizabeth - Mrs. Nicholas Kuepfer). He was preceded in death by one son (Vernon), one brother, 3 sisters, and one grandchild. He was ordained minister on Apr. 27, 1952, of the Wellesley Mapleview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 5, in charge of Alvin Leis and Jacob Roes; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 65, Number 43 - October 31, 1972 page 894

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Bender, Rev. Allen Y. - of 141 Queen St. West, Wellesley, passed away suddenly, on Monday, Oct. 2, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, born in East Zorra Township, 73 years ago, husband of Veronica Lichti; dear father of Delmar, Route 2, Wellesley, Mrs. Alvin (Madeline) Roth of London, Jean of Elkhardt, Ind., and Mrs. Oliver (Grace) Brunk of Tavistock; brother of Mrs. Nicholas (Elizabeth) Kuepfer of Brunner; also survived by nine grandchildren. He was an ordained minister of the Maple View Mennonite Church, April 27, 1952, former Sunday school superintendent; predeceased by one son, Vernon, one brother, three sisters and one grandchild. The family will receive friends at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley, this evening from 7 till 9, and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 till 9. At noon, Thursday, the body will be removed to the Maple View Mennonite Church for the service at 2:30. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, Rev. Alvin Leis and Rev. Jacob Roes will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may be shown by contributions to the Western Ontario Mennonite Mission Board or the Gideons.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Oct 1972 
Rev. Allan Bender
 
3180 Zehr, Amanda, daughter of the late Jacob and Barbara Bender, was born in East Zorra, Ont., March 11, 1892; passed away at her home in Tavistock, Jan. 12, 1954; aged 52 y. 10 m. 1 d. She entered the bonds of matrimony with Menno Zehr in November 1915. She was a member of the East Zorra A. M. congregation. Two sons preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 4 sons, and 2 daughters (Henry and Viola-Mrs. Wilfred Kropf, of Philipsburg; Stanley and Elroy, of Tavistock; Lorne, of Bright, and Ida, at home), two brothers and 3 sisters (Noah and Mansseh, of East Zorra; Emma-Mrs. Albert Oesch of Milverton, Ida-Mrs. Simon Bender, of Ailsa Craig; Christina-Mrs. Norman Roi, of East Zorra), 10 grandchildren, one aunt, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra A. M. Church in charge of Jesse Short and Henry Yantzi. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 6 - February 9, 1954 --- page 142, 143 
Amanda Bender
 
3181 Anne Marie Bender Special to The Record New Hamburg - Anne Marie Bender, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bender of RR 1, New Hamburg, died Friday at Toronto Sick Children's Hospital. She was born Sept. 12, 1969. Mrs. Bender was the former Marjorie Steinmann. Surviving besides her parents are one sister, Dawn, 3; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Bender of RR 1, New Hamburg and Mrs. And Mrs. Elmer Steinmann of Wellesley, and three great-grandmothers, Mrs. Rachel Bender and Mrs. Lydia Roth, both of RR 1, Tavistock and Mrs. Katherine Steinmann of Wellesley. The body will be at the Bruce J. Omand Funeral Home after noon Sunday until noon Monday when removal will be made to the 17th Line Cassel Mennonite Church of East Zorra Township for a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be made in the 16th Line Mennonite Cemetery. Rev. Vernon Zehr will conduct the services assisted by Rev. Howard Gerber. Memorial contributions will be accepted as expressions of sympathy. 1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record - 7 Feb 1970 
Anne Marie Bender
 
3182 SCHWARTZENDRUBER. - On the 3d of July 1890, near Amish, Johnson Co., Iowa, wife of Henry P. Schwartzendruber, aged 25 years and 15 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves her husband and two daughters to mourn her early departure. Services on the 5th by C. J. Miller and N. D. Yoder, from Rom. 8: 1 - 27.1a

1aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, February 1, 1891 - p. 46, 47 
Annie Bender
 
3183 Bender.--Annie, daughter of John M. and Catherine Bender, was born in East Zorra, Ont., Feb. 28, 1872; passed away at the home of her brother, Joseph J. Bender, April 27, 1945; aged 73 y. 1 m. 29 d. In 1877 her parents moved to Wilmot Twp. where she made her home until the death of her mother in July, 1927. Since then she made her home with her brothers, helping where she was most needed. In early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized by her grandfather, Bishop Joseph Ruby of the East Zorra congregation, remaining a faithful and consistent member until the end. She was of a cheerful disposition and manifested a meek and quiet spirit which is in the sight of God of great price. Surviving are 4 brothers (Joseph, John, and Moses, of Wilmot; and Samuel, of New Hamburg), one adopted sister (Catherine--Mrs. Chris K. Bender, of East Zorra), 9 nephews, and 7 nieces. Services were conducted at the home and at the East Zorra A.M. Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 11 - June 15, 1945--page 107 
Annie J. Bender
 
3184 BENDER, Anson - Passed away, peacefully, on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hos-pital, Kitchener. Anson resided in Baden and was born 77 years ago in East Zorra township. He was the son of the late Christian R. and Fannie (Erb) Bender. He was a member at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden.

Beloved husband of Reta (Gingerich) Bender whom he married October 4, 1950. Dear father of Jim and his wife Chris Bender of Waterloo. Loving grandpa of Mara, Katrin and Averyl. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law, Eudora Bender of Tavistock, Marjorie and husband Ken Jantzi of New Hamburg and brother-in-law, Ralph and wife Louise Gingerich of RR 1, St. Agatha. Anson was predeceased by his brothers, Ervin and wife Rachel Bender and Wilmer Bender. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Anson owned and operated Anson Bender Electric in Baden for many years and installed electricity for many farms for the first time in Wilmot and Wellesley townships. Anson also enjoyed metal working as a hobby in his retirement years. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, with Pastor Steve Drudge officiating. Interment to follow in the church cem-etery. As expressions of sympathy, do-nations may be made to St. Mary's Hos-pital, Kitchener.1a

1aThe Record 5 Jan 2004 
Anson Joel Bender
 
3185 Bender, Arthur, 78, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: June 20, 1917, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Moses J. and Katie Roth Bender. Died: May 8, 1996, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - wife: Dorothy Zehr Bender; children: Gloria, Bruce, Gary, Randy; brothers and sister: Alvin, Nelson, Katie Zehr; 6 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. Funeral: May 12, Hillcrest Mennonite Church, by Mary Schiedel and Maurice Martin. Burial: 19th Line East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 25 - June 18, 1996  
Arthur Bender
 
3186 Lichti, Barbara Bender, daughter of Jacob B. and Magdelena Bender, was born Sept. 16,1897; died at Tavistock, Ont., Nov. 17, 1990; aged 93. On Jan. 24, 1918, she was married to John Lichti, who died Nov. 29, 1968. Surviving are one daughter (Leona Bender) and 6 sons (Elmon, Stanley, Elroy, Lincoln, Mervin, and Kenneth). She was preceded in death by one infant daughter (Helena). She was a member of East Zorra Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 20, in charge of Vernon Leis; interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 4 -January 22, 1991 - pages 13, 14. 
Barbara Bender
 
3187 Ruby. - Barbara Bender, beloved wife of Nichlaus Ruby, was born Feb. 26, 1859, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died Feb. 13, 1925, at her late home in Perth Co., Ont.; aged 65 y. 11 m. 18 d. She was married to Nichlaus Ruby Jan. 25, 1881. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 6 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters, an aged aunt, and a host of friends and relatives. In her young years she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior, joined the A. Mennonite Church, and was faithful to the end. Sister Ruby was of a quiet disposition. Her devoted Christian life talked louder than her words. In her sickness she was patient, enjoyed to repeat scripture verses and sacred songs, and was desirous to go over yonder to her heavenly home. The funeral was held on Feb. 17. Services conducted at the home by Peter Zehr, and at the Poole A. Mennonite Church by Jacob R. Bender and Peter Boshart. Text, Psa. 8:5. Interment in the cemetery nearby. Barbara Bender
 
3188 Gingerich, Barbara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bender, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died at her home, Shakespeare, Ont., May 19, 1964; aged 73 y. Her first husband, John Roth, died 36 years ago; her second husband, Henry Shantz, died 18 years ago; her third husband, Enos Gingerich, survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Brian and Claire), 3 daughters (Dorothy - Mrs. Melvin Gingerich, Lillian - Mrs. Daniel Schmitt; and Ruth - Mrs. Donald Leiskau), 20 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Aaron and Christian). Two daughters preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., where funeral services were held May 21, in charge of Robert Johnson and Leslie Witmer; interment in Shantz Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVII, Number 23 - June 16, 1964, Page 525, 526 
Barbara S. Bender
 
3189 Bena Bender, daughter of John and Magdalena (Zehr) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont.; died at Nithview Home, New Hamburg, Ont., Oct. 3, 1988; aged 82 y. On Oct. 9, 1924, she was married to Joseph Kropf, who died on May 24, 1934. Surviving are 3 sons (Floyd, Delford, and Merlen), one daughter (Bernice Wagler), 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother (Joseph), and one sister (Elizabeth Schwartzentruber). She was preceded in death by one brother (Christian) and one sister (Annie Streicher). She was a member of Hillcrest Mennonite Church.

Gospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 9 -February 28, 1989, page 158

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Kropf, Bena

On Monday, Oct. 3, 1988, at her residence, Nithview Home, New Hamburg. She was formerly of RR 1, Shakespeare and was born 82 years ago. Daughter of the late John Bender and the former Magdalena Zehr. She was a member of Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg. Was the beloved wife of Joseph Kropf, whom she married October 9, 1924, and who predeceased her May 24, 1934. Lovingly remembered by her children, Floyd and his wife Hilda of Tavistock, Bernice and her husband Laverne Wagler of RR 2, Baden, Delford of New Hamburg, Merlen and his wife Doreen of RR 2, Elora; dear sister of Joseph of RR 2, Tavistock, and Mrs, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Schwartzentruber of RR 2, Tavistock. Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, Christian and one sister, Mrs. Annie Streicher. Friends and relatives called at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, until Thursday, Oct. 6, 1988 at noon, when transfer was made to Hillcrest Mennonite Church, for service at 2 p.m., with pastor Harold Schlegel officiating. Internment in the 15th Line, East Zorra Mennonite cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made tto Nithview Home or Gideon Bibles.

New Hamburg Independent 
Bena Bender
 
3190 Death of Mr. B. Bender, SR.

Mr. Burckhardt Bender, Sr., a successful and prosperous farmer from Wallace, who has lived retired in town for the past six years, died at his residence on Wallace St. on Saturday last and was buried on Tuesday at Fairview. Mr. Bender was a vigorous, energetic man and soon made a competence at farming and provided his sons with good farms in the neighborhood of the sixth of Wallace where the homestead is situated and then retired to town to enjoy a well earned leisure. He was in the 65th year of his age at the time of his death and though he has been failing for the past year was still a very vigorous looking man. He was born in Eschelbach, Germany on the 7th of December 1837 and came to Canada with his parents in 1847, the family settling in Woolwich township, Co. Waterloo. He was a fine sample of the hardy, industrious and upright settlers of which his country has sent so many to build up Canada, where they have generally become prosperous and valued citizens. He was married in 1859 to Elizabeth Welker, who survives him, though she is just recovering from a serious illness. Of their family of eight children, two predeceased him. He came into Wallace in 1863 and to live in Listowel in 1895. His death was due to pernicous annaemia [sic]. He had been since 1852 a valued member of the German Evangelical Association, joining that church through the ministration of Solomon Weber. Besides his sorrowing wife and six surviving children there are living seventeen grandchildren, a brother, a step-sister and many other relatives to mourn his loss. The family wish to express their thanks to the friends and neighbors for assistance and sympathy during the illness of the deceased and also for the floral offerings for the funeral. The services were conducted by the Rev. L. K. Eidt, of town and Rev. M. Maurer, of Clifford, and the sermon was preached from a text, Gen. 24, 56 chosen by the deceased. Mr. Bender was open-hearted and kindly in disposition and made many friends. He was a Liberal in politics.1a

1aListowel Banner, April 10, 1902 
Burkhardt Bender
 
3191 Albrecht.- Catharine, daughter of David M. and Barbara (Zehr) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., June 12, 1899; died at Maples Home for Seniors, Tavistock, Ont., Sept. 26, 1982; aged 83 y. On Oct. 22, 1918, she was married to Joel Albrecht, who died in 1966. Surviving are 2 sons (Lester and Nelson), 2 daughters (Elmina-Mrs. Clayton Schwartzentruber and Lucille-Mrs. Alvin Roth), 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Anna Helmuth). She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a member of East Zorra Mennonite Church, where funeral services were conducted on Sept. 28, in charge of Homer E. Yutzy and Howard Bender; interment in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 75, Number 45 - November 9, 1982, page 774. 
Catherine Bender
 
3192 Lebold, Catharine, was born at New Hamburg, Ont., Apr. 1, 1893; died at Tavistock, Ont., Dec. 7, 1972; aged 79 y. 8 m. 6 d. On Dec. 28, 1905, she was married to Christian Lebold, who preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1964. Surviving are one son (Lloyd), 3 daughters (Wilma - Mrs. Elmer Albrecht, Ruby - Mrs Stanley Wagler, and Minerva - Mrs. Maurice Witzel), 19 granchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters. She was a member of the East Zorra Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 10, in charge of Newton L. Gingrich and Henry Yantzi; interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 1 - January 2, 1973  
Catherine Bender
 
3193 BENDER. - Christian R. Bender was born in Ontario, Canada, May 10, 1863; died very suddenly of heart trouble at his home near Wellman, Iowa, April 13, 1930; aged 66 y. 11 m. 3 d. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which he remained a faithful member until death. On Feb. 2, 1890, he was married to Annie Miller. To this union were born two children. Annie died May 16, 1895. On Jan. 19, 1897, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Guengerich, and this union was blest with six children. He leaves his wife, 7 children, 17 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and many relatives and friends. One son (Daniel) preceded him in death just a little over a year. The surviving children are: Mary, wife of Elmer Swartzendruber; Lydia, wife of Simon J. Miller; Barbara, wife of Simon N. Hershberger; and Edwin, Fanny, Ellen, and Nettie at home. His health seemed to be about as usual until five months ago, when it became known that he had a complication of weaknesses which at times caused much discomfort. On Sunday, the day before his death, he, as he always did when at all possible, filled his usual place in Sunday school and in a very noticeable way, to some who observed him, took an especial interest in the services but after dinner when making preparations to attend a funeral he fell over and seemingly all was over within a few moments. Thus again are we reminded of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, but we know God doeth all things well and may we be prepared for that great change when it comes to us all.

Funeral at Lower Deer Creek Church Apr. 16. Services conducted by P. P. Swartzendruber and A. C.Swartzendruber in German and J. L. Hershberger in English.

"Rest on, dear father, your labor is o'er
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend like you on earth we find."
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1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXIII, No. 6 - May 8, 1930, p. 143, 144  
Christian Bender
 
3194 Bender, Christian, son of Joseph M. and Elizabeth (Ruby) Bender, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., April 21, 1884; died a Stratford (Ont.) General Hospital, June 7, 1964; aged 80 y. 1 m. 17 d. On Nov. 30, 1911, he was married to Fannie Erb, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Ervin, Wilmer, and Anson), 2 brothers (John and Ezra), 3 sisters (Lena - Mrs. Noah Wagler, Katie - Mrs. Christian Lebold, and Annie - Mrs. Christian Baechler), 14 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Cassel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church, June 9, in charge of Vernon Zehr, Daniel Zehr, and Henry Yantzi.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 26 - July 7, 1964 - pp 590, 591 
Christian R. Bender
 
3195 BENDER, Christian S. -- Suddenly, at his home, on Thursday, May 25, 1978, Christian S. Bender of Route 2, New Hamburg, age 79 years. He was born in Wilmot Township, on August 22, 1898, and had resided there his entire life. he was a member of Steinman Mennonite church, Baden. Husband of the late Lydia S. Roth, who predeceased him in 1975. He is survived by two sons, Vernon and Kenneth R., both of Kitchener and a foster daughter, Mrs. William (Florence) Zehr and 15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, late Jacob H. Bender and the former Katherine Streicher; one brother and one sister. The late Mr. Bender is resting at the Omand-Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 2 p.m. this afternoon, until noon on Sunday, May 28, when removal will be made to Steinman Mennonite Church, where funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m., with Rev. Vernon Zehr and Rev. Elmer Achwartzentruber officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 May 1978

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Christian S. Bender, RR 2, New Hamburg, died at his residence on Thursday, May 25, 1978. He was 79. He was born in Wilmot Township on August 22, 1898, and had resided there his entire life. He was a member of Steinman Mennonite Church, Baden. Husband of the late Lydia S. Roth, who predeceased him in 1975. He is survived by two sons, Vernon and Kenneth, both of Kitchener and a foster daughter, Mrs. William (Florence) Zehr and 15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, the late Jacob H. Bender and the former Katharina Streicher; one brother and one sister. The body rested at the Omand-Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg until noon on Sunday, May 28, when removal was made to Steinman Mennonite Church, where funeral service was conducted at 3:30 p.m., with Rev. Vernon Zehr and Rev. Elmer Schwartzentruber officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.2a

2aNewspaper unknown 
Christian S. Bender
 
3196 Roi, Mrs. Norman
Passed away October 6 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in her 76th year. She was a member of 16th line Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband Norman of Wellesley and one son Christ of Toronto; two daughters, Doris (Mrs. Mervin Kropf) of Route 2, Wellesley, Agnes (Mrs. Dan Bender) of Wellesley and one sister, Emma Oesch of Route 1, Milverton; survived by 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, three brothers and two sisters. The late Mrs. Roi rested at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley. Saturday noon removal was made to East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th line for service at 2:30 p.m.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, 7 October, 1976

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Roi, Christina, daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Schwartzentruber) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Oct, 25, 1899; died of a stroke at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Oct. 6, 1976; aged 76 y. On Mar. 2, 1921, she was married to Norman Roi, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Chris), 2 daughters (Doris ; Mrs. Mervin Kropf and Agnes ; Mrs. Dan Bender), 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Willis), 3 brothers (Noah, Eli, and Manasseh), and 2 sisters (Amanda ; Mrs. Menno Zehr and Ida ; Mrs. Simon Bender). She was a member of the Cassel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church on Oct. 9, in charge of Ephraim Gingerich and Vernon Zehr; interment in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 69, Number 43 - November 2, 1976 ; page 856  
Christina Bender
 
3197 Baechler. - Sister Christina Bender, wife of Joseph Z. Baechler, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Oct. 3, 1880; died at her home in Oxford Co., Ont., near Tavistock, July 30, 1920; aged 39 y. 9 m. 27 d. In her early youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and was a faithful member of the East Zorra A. M. Church till her unexpected death. In the year 1901 on Sept. 24 she was united in holy wedlock to Bro. Jos. Z. Baechler who now with 5 sons and 1 daughter (2 daughters having gone before) survive her, who keenly feel the loss of a loving wife and mother. She was a daughter of the late Bishop Jacob M. Bender of Tavistock, Ont. She leaves 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Burial at East Zorra A. M. Cemetery, Aug. 1. May our heavenly Father comfort them in their sorrow. Funeral services by Chr. Gascho (Rev. 14:9, 13), Jonas Synder Waterloo (Rev. 7:13-17) and Daniel S. Jutzi (Rev. 21:3-7)

Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 21 - August 19, 1920 - Page 415

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East Zorra

We are indeed sorry to report the untimely death of Mrs. Joseph Baechler, Jr., whose end was not expected, as she was in the prime of life. The funeral which was held to the Mennonite Church and Cemetery, was attended by the largest crowd of people seen at a funeral for many years, which showed the high esteem and love in which Mrs. Baechler was held by all. The community of Zorra will sympathize with the bereaved husband and family. Sweetly she does slumber. She's gone but her charming love and ways will never be forgotten.

New Hamburg Independent, August 6, 1920 
Christina Bender
 
3198 There died at Berlin last Thursday the wife of Mr. Frederick Spies, for many years a resident north of Floradale, where her sons Henry and Jacob still reside. Other surviving children are: Mrs. B. Rudisnele, Woolwich, Mr. C. Bender, Wallace, and Mrs. Wm. Lackner, Mrs. P. Reist and Mrs. M. Schondelmeyer, of Berlin.1a

1aElmira Advertizer 20 Apr 1905 
Christina Bender
 
3199 BENDER, Clare F.

Peacefully, in his 75th year, at T.L.C. Nursing Home, Newmarket, on Monday, Oct. 26, 1992. Brother of Margaret Schaefer of Waterloo. Predeceased by his parents, Solomon and Mary Ann Bender and one brother, Stanley, all of North Woolwich. Clare will also be missed by his friends at Lakeview farm in Newmarket. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, after 12 noon Thursday, where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1:30 p.m., followed by interment in Calvary Conservative Mennonite Cemetery, North Woolwich.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Oct 1992 pg A9 
Clare Frederick Bender
 
3200 Bender, Clarence - On Thursday, July 1, 1993, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Clarence Bender, of Nithview Home, New Hamburg and formerly of 239 Peel St., New Hamburg and RR 1, Tavistock. Clarence was born in East Zorra township 85 years ago, a son of the late Solomon R. Bender and Rachel Iutzi. He farmed at RR 1, Tavistock prior to his retirement and was a member of Cassel Mennonite Church, RR 1, Tavistock. Beloved husband of the former Ida Roth, whom he married May 30, 1942. Loving father of Robert and his wife Laurene of RR 1, Tavistock; dear brother of Elvera Bender of Nithview Home, New Hamburg, Lloyd and his wife Leona of RR 1,Tavistock, Milfird and his wife Edna of RR 1, New Hamburg, Gladwin and his wife Alma of Kitchener and Lavern and his wife Ina of RR 1, Tavistock. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, from 7-9 p.m. this evening (Friday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. At noon Sunday, July 4, 1993 transfer will be made to 16th Line East Zorra Mennonite Church, RR 1, Tavistock, where the service will be held at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Gordon Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Cassel Mennonite Church Building Fund or Nithview Home.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record - 2 Jul 1993 
Clarence Bender
 
3201 Bender, Rev. Curtis LeRoy - Of Moorefield, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Jan. 23, 1982, in his 65th year. Beloved husband of the former Nodaine Palmer; dear father of Greg. Also survived by three sisters, Verda Bender of London, Ont., Fanny (Mrs. Reuben Gingerich) of Ailsa Craig and Mary (Mrs. Curtis Gingerich) of Zurich; by two brothers, Ervin of Guelph and Ezra of New Hamburg. He was predeceased by three brothers, Melvin, Reuben and Elton. The family will receive friends at the Nesseth Funeral Home, Main Street, Drayton, on Sunday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday from the Palmerston Missionary Church at 2 p.m. Interment Owen Sound. Donations to the Missions Fund of the Missionary Church or the Gideon Bible Society would be appreciated …[the rest is not visible]1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Jan 1982 
Rev. Curtis Leroy Bender
 
3202 BENDER -- At the Palmerston and District Hospital, on Thursday, March 29, 1979, Daniel H. Bender of Clarkwood Estates, Palmerston, formerly of Kitchener, in his 83rd year. Dear brother of Louise Bender and Mrs. Harvey (Freda) Quanz, both of Listowel and Clarence of Palmerston. Survived also by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Markus Bender and one sister, Margaret. Resting at the Robert Trench Funeral Home, Listowel, where the complete funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Hope cemetery, Waterloo. 1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Mar 1979 
Daniel H. Bender
 
3203 BENDER, Daniel J. - Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Daniel J. Bender of Nith View Home in New Hamburg and formerly of Wellesley. Dan was born in Kitchener 78 years ago. Son of the late John I. Bender and the late Mary Jantzi. He was a member of the Wellesley Mennonite Church and farmed near Kingwood, coming to Wellesley in 1966. He was also employed at the Grand River Hospital from 1968 to 1992.Beloved husband of the late Agnes L. (Roi) Bender, who predeceased him December 8, 2003. Dear father of Stan Bender and his friend Dana of Kitchener, Nancy and her husband Ray Haarsma of Petersburg, Steven and his wife Chris Bender of Wellesley, Carol and her husband Dan Soucy of Kitchener and Paul Bender of Wellesley. Loving brother of Selma and Nelson Roth of New Hamburg. Brother-in-law of Willis Lichti and Mabel and Arley Shantz.Cherished grandpa of Nicole and Jason, Adam and Troy, Katie, Michael, Kristen, Jessica, Samantha, Tiffany, Amber, Natasha, Carly, Alan and Brandon; great-grandpa of Lincoln.Predeceased by two sisters, Elfrieda Steinmann and Laura Lichti; a brother-in-law, Rudy Steinmann and a nephew, William Lichti.Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St. in Wellesley, where family and friends will be received today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Wellesley Mennonite Church, 157 David St. South, Wellesley, on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 2 p.m. Pastor Julie Ellison White will officiate. Burial will follow in Rush's Cemetery, Wellesley.Memorials to the Wellesley Mennonite Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Daniel J. "Dan" Bender
 
3204 Bender. - Bro. David Bender was born May 2, 1832, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at his home near Milford, Nebr., Oct. 10, 1912; aged 80 y. 5 m. 8 d. He was married to Lydia Miller Jan. 29, 1855, who died May 7, 1873. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters; 1 son and 1 daughter preceded him to the spirit world. On April 1, 1875, he was again married to Lydia Miller. Grandpa Bender was a faithful and an active member of the Amish Mennonite Church, from his youth, and his place was seldom vacant. His death was caused by several strokes of paralysis, being confined to his bed but 2 days. With a smile, he fell asleep in Jesus, where he so much longed to be. He is survived by wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 34 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services Oct. 12 at the East Fairview Church, conducted by Jacob Stauffer and Sanford C . Yoder. Text, Isa. 38: 1, latter clause.

"God in His wisdom has recalled,
The boon His love had given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven."

By a grandchild.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume V, Number 31 - October 31, 1912 - page 494, 495, 496 
Rev. David Bender
 
3205 Bender - David M., 8th son of the late John and Catherine (Miller) Bender, was born Jan. 28, 1864, in Waterloo Co., Ont., where he grew to manhood. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his youth and was received in church fellowship by water baptism by Bishop John Gascho of the Wilmot congregation. In this faith he remained faithful to the end. On Dec. 6, 1887 he was joined in holy wedlock to Sister Barbara Zehr of East Zorra. After their marriage they settled in East Zorra. After their marriage they settled in East Zorra and were faithful members in East Zorra congregation, always present at church services, rain or shine, although having several miles to come. This union was blessed with 4 children (Peter of East Zorra; Bena, wife of Noah Lichti, of South Easthope; Annie, wife of Limon Hellmuth, near Ingersoll, Ont.; Katie, wife of Joel Albrecht, of East Zorra). He always enjoyed fairly good health with the exception of last year of his life. In November, 1934, he went to Stratford General Hospital for an operation which proved unsuccessful and thencoming to the home of his son-in-law (Noah Lichti in South Easthope) where he suffered severely at times till death relieved him on March 29, 1935; aged 71 y. 2 m. 1 d. He leaves his bereaved companion, 1 son, 3 daughters, 31 gandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Services at home by Jacob R. Bender, and at the East Zorra Church by M.Kuepfer, D.S.Iutzi, and Jacob R. Bender. Interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVIII, No. 7 - May 16,1935 
David M. Bender
 
3206 Snyder, Doreen (nee Bender) - Age 56 years, died at peace, at University Hospital, London, on March 1, 1998, after a brief battle with lymphoma and thankful for eight years of extended life after a single lung transplant. She was an active member of Erb St. Mennonite Church. Throughout her life she focussed her energies on school teaching, private art lessons, Christian Education and Art Therapy. She was also a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her love and care were also felt in many close personal relationships outside her family. Doreen is survived by her husband, Doug Snyder; daughters, July Snyder-Penner and her husband Russel and Jane Snyder and her husband Karl Kessler; loving Nana to Vanessa Snyder-Penner; daughter of Alice Bender; sister of Miriam Higgins and her husband Don, Sandra Roth and her husband Armand, Karen Lebold and her husband Harold, Robert Bender and his wife Gladys; daughter-in-law to Alice Snyder; sister-in-law to Don and Katherine Snyder, Peter and Marilyn Snyder. Also lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father, Ruben Bender and her father-in-law, Etril Snyder. Doreen's family will receive friends at Erb St. Mennonite Church, 131 Erb St. W., Waterloo, tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A memorial/worship service will be held on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Erb St. Mennonite Church, with Rev. Renee Sauder officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations will be accepted to University Hospital London Transplant Unit, Mennonite Central Committee or a charity of one's choice. Donations may be made through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo 745-8445. Cremation has taken place.1a

1aThe Record, March 3, 1998

______________________

Remembering Doreen

Doreen was born at home in New Hamburg, the second of five children. Growing up in the hubbub of the Bender farm there were many special times with siblings, cousins and friends. We have heard many stories of silly play that ended in uncontrollable giggles. In her early years Doreen attended Steinmann Mennonite Church where she shared her creative talents by teaching Sunday School and Bible School from a young age.

Doreen's high school years were spent at Rockway Mennonite School where she participated in all school activities. Music was her specialty, however, and it was in a small singing group that she met Doug Snyder. Doug and Doreen were married in 1964 after seven years of courtship.

It gave Doreen great joy in life to care for and nurture her daughters. As Julie and Jane grew up, Willow Cottage, as the family home on Willow Street was affectionately known, became the gathering place for all of the neighbourhood kids as well as friends and cousins. Doreen loved having her children's friends around and was always ready with a special craft activity, juice and homemade popsicles.

Doreen's hospitality has been experienced by many over the years. During Doug's years with the Mennonite Central Committee and in pastoral ministry she graciously and joyously hosted many people overnight and for meals; it was rare to have a meal without at least one extra person at the table. During this time Doug and Doreen also committed themselves to living a simple lifestyle. They made their own bread, and Doreen experimented with soybeans and lentils -- a significant addition to her traditional Mennonite "home-cooking" repertoire.

As her children became more independent, Doreen returned to teaching. She began to give private art lessons to children out of the basement of her home. This program became so popular that she needed to move into a larger space and opened a private studio in 1980. Soon she was teaching 100 children a year and started an adult class as well. Personal relationships formed with students during that time have lasted through the years.

The church has always been a central focus of Doreen's life. Being a teacher by profession, and a creative spirit, she easily directed her energies to Christian Education. She taught Sunday School and Bible School and was one of the founders and leaders of the younger group at Erb Street Mennonite Church then known as Junior Church. She also wrote Sunday School and Bible School curricula for the Herald Press Series. Doreen also wrote devotions for Rejoice magazine and used her artistic gifts to write On the Line, a children's magazine.

In 1987 Doreen was diagnosed with a debilitating lung disease. There were many periods of grief as she gradually had to give up various segments of her life until, in 1989, she became totally bedridden. She was told that her only hope for life was a lung transplant which, at that time, was a rare and still very experimental procedure. Doreen embraced this hope whole-heartedly and once again drew on her creative spirit; this time for meditation and visualization as she struggled for survival. Finally, on December 1, 1989, a call came from University Hospital in London -- they had a lung for her. Doug has described how the news invigorated Doreen; it was as if her whole body suddenly came alive. It seemed that a current of energy moved all the way up through her limbs to the top of her head.

Although her body had been in an extremely weakened condition, Doreen's transplant was successful. To her family and friends it was a true miracle. In the years that followed she was an inspiration to other transplant candidates and recipients. She spoke in the community about donor awareness and in many churches about her spiritual journey through her illness.

Doreen's artistic talents and her unique ability to relate to many different people were united in a new vocation -- art therapy. For three years she commuted to University of Western Ontario in London to participate in its art therapy program. Occasionally this effort seemed to stretch her personal resources to the limit, but this was her way of insisting on living life to the fullest. She applied art therapy to assist many different people: at K-W Hospital, Family and Children Services, Pinehaven Nursing Home and with individual clients. However, it was not just the art that made a difference for these people, but the warmth of Doreen's gentle and generous spirit.

The last few months have been witness to a gradual decline in Doreen's health. Nevertheless, her love and her caring continued to be manifest in her many relationships. Toward the end of 1997 she planned a family trip to Florida that was to take place this past February. It had been a dream of hers to take a holiday in a warmer climate for some time. As it became evident two days before the trip that Doreen would be unable to travel she insisted that the rest of the family go on without her. She said she would be with them where ever they were. Doug and Doreen had hoped she would regain enough strength so they could join their family by the end of the week. Sadly, Doreen's condition took a sudden turn for the worse. Last Thursday she was diagnosed with lymphoma. She died early Sunday morning.

Doreen lived her life to her fullest potential until the very end. Although she faced many physical limitations these never limited the love and concern that she had for others.2a

2aFuneral Bulletin of Doreen Bender Snyder
 
Doreen Ann Bender
 
3207 Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 40 - October 8, 1996

Roth, Druscilla Bender, 86, Tavistock, Ont. Born: Sept. 30, 1909, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Jacob B. and Magdelina Ramseyer Bender. Died: Aug. 1, 1996, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-children: Laurene Roth, Nelson Zehr, Catherine Zehr; brother: Clayton Bender; 9 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren, 3 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Noah Roth (third husband), Michael Jutzi (second husband), and William Zehr (first husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 4, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Gerald Schwartzentruber and Orland Gingerich 
Drucilla Bena Bender
 
3208 KINGSDALE TRAGEDY - Edward Bender Dies In Crossing Crash - Edward Bender, 41, of 150 Bridgeport Rd., Waterloo, was instantly killed early last night when the car he was driving was demolished by a Grand River Railway radial at King St. crossing. The crash occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. at the point opposite Sixth Ave., Kingsdale, where a crossing over the tracks links the two travel lanes of King St. East. - CAR TOSSED 76 FEET - The westbound trolley sheared almost the entire roof and sides from the light car and tossed the vehicle 76 feet. Bender's body was picked up about 62 feet from the crash. A door, ripped free in the crash lay at the crossing. The auto came to rest in the east railway ditch. - EDWARD BENDER - Note: photo - The car broke the brake air-line pipe on the radial, causing the train to travel 550 feet before stopping. Bender died of internal hemorrhages. Traffic Officer Vernon Diekert investigated. - DAMAGE. LISTED AT $1,800 - The radial motorman was James Riddell of 14 Chalmer St., North, Galt, police said. Damage to the car was estimated at about $1,600 and to the train, $200. Police said the car was proceeding slowly when it turned right off King St. onto Sixth Ave. Bender reportedly stopped at a Kitchener garage for car repairs shortly before the mishap. He was believed to be proceeding to a friend's home. No inquest will be held. Bender was born in Perth County Feb. 17, 1888. He was employed by the Wunder Construction Co., Ltd., and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Surviving are his wife, the former Leah Brubacher; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Habermehl; two sons, Earl of Waterloo and Lonre [sic] Lorne of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Marie) Sobisch of Waterloo and Ruth of Hamilton; three brothers, John of Clifford, Martin of Listowel and William of Gowanstown; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Koch of Gowanstown and Mrs. Albert Chapman of Atwood; nine grandchildren. The body is resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Memory Gardens on the Breslau highway with Rev. G. F. Barthel of Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, Waterloo, officiating.

K-W Record - 29 Jan 1953, pg3 
Edward Bender
 
3209 Bender.-Elias, son of the late Jacob S. and Barbara Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Jan. 24, 1890; passed to his eternal reward March 3, 1949; aged 59 y. 1 m. 7 d. He had been in failing health for two years, due to a heart condition. In 1906 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into the East Zorra A.M. congregation by the late Jacob M. Bender. He remained a faithful member until death. On Oct. 27, 1914, he was married to Lena Zehr, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Verna Mae-Mrs. Alvin Jutzi, Baden, Ont.), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Noah and Manasseh, both of East Zorra, Ont.), 4 sisters (Amanda-Mrs. Menno Zehr, Ida-Mrs. Simon Bender, Christina-Mrs. Norman Roi, of East Zorra; and Emma-Mrs. Albert Oesch, Milverton, Ont.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Daniel Wagler and at the East Zorra A.M. Church by Moses O. Jantzi and Henry Yantzi. Text: II Tim. 4:7. Burial was made in the Steinman A.M. Cemetery. Elias Bender
 
3210 Schwartzentruber, Elizabeth Bender, daughter of John and Magdalena (Zehr), was born in South Easthope Twp., Pa., Oct. 20, 1908; died of pneumonia at Stratford (Ont.) General Hospital, Jan. 30, 1990; aged 81. On Dec. 2, 1931, she was married to John Schwartzentruber, who died Apr. 16, 1977. Surviving are 2 daughters (Reta Schmidt and Beatrice Ullner), 2 sons (Raymond and Donald), 10 grandchildren, and one brother (Joseph Bender). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Kathleen Charters). She was a member of Tavistock Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 1, in charge of Darrel Toews; interment in East Zorra Mennonite Church.

Gospel Herald - Volume 83, Number 9 - February 27, 1990 - pages 157, 158. 
Elizabeth Bender
 
3211 ALLAN, Ella - Peacefully, with her family at her side, at St. Andrews Terrace, Cambridge, on Sunday, August 15, 2004, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late James Reid Allan (1998). Dear father of Dr. Douglas Allan and his wife Lois Miller of Cambridge, David Allan and his wife Barbara of St. Catharines and Donald Allan and his wife Barbara of Cambridge and predeceased by a daughter, Patricia (1948). Dear grandmother of Amy, Kendra, Mitchell, Reid, Kristina, Alissa, Dustin, Danny, and Breanne and great-grandmother of Carina, Mason and Donivan. Sister of Ruby Bauman of St. Jacobs and Violet Martin of Fergus and predeceased by a brother, Harry Bender. Mrs. Allan was a long time member of First United Church and the UCW and was a former teacher, having taught at Manchester and Lincoln Avenue School. Private family services were conducted at Little's Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. S., Cambridge (today) Tuesday, August 17, 2004 with Rev. Hilary and Robert Merritt officiating. Interment Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. Remembrances to First United Church, 15 Wellington Street, Cambridge N1R 3Y4 or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family. Special thank you to the staff at St. Andrews Terrace and St. Luke's Place for their support and care.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary - Cambridge Archives 
Ella Bender
 
3212 Bender.-Elvina, infant daughter of Bro. Moses and Sister Katie Bender, died near New Hamburg, Ont., Nov. 25, 1914; aged 3 weeks. Funeral Nov. 27, 1914, at the East Zorra Church. Services by Jacob R. Bender at the house and Daniel Jutzi, Christ Kropf and M. K. Jantzi at church. Interment in cemetery beside the church.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 39 - December 24, 1914, page 629 
Elmina Bender
 
3213 Bender, Elon - On Monday, July 30, 1990, at his home Hillview Crescent, New Hamburg. He was a son of the late Mose Bender and the former Catherine Roth. He was in his 65th year. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg and a member of the Restless Seniors, New Hamburg. He had been employed at Canada Sandpaper in Plattsville prior to retirement. Lovingly remembered by one daughter, Anne and her husband Don Hauss of New Hamburg; four grandchildren, Debbi (Mrs. Steve Becker), Lisa, Jeff and Bonnie. Sadly missed by three brothers, Arthur and his wife Dorothy, Alvin and his wife Ruby, all of New Hamburg, Nelson of Goderich; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Zehr of Tavistock, Katie and her husband Vernon Zehr and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Marion Bender, all of New Hamburg. Also survived by his former wife, Marie Lehmann of Kitchener. Elon was predeceased by one daughter, Mrs. Linda Brown in 1974; one brother, Wilmer, one brother-in-law, Mahlon Zehr and one sister, Elmina, in infancy. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) and until Thursday, Aug. 2, 1990, at noon, when transfer will be made to Trinity Lutheran Church for the service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Christine Selbstaedt officiating. Interment to follow in Chesterfield cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Access Fund of Trinity Lutheran Church.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Jul 1990 
Elon Bender
 
3214 Bender.- Eldon L., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., June 13, 1913; died near St. Marys, Ont., in a highway accident, Sept. 24, 1969; aged 56 y. 3 m. 11 d. In 1941, he was married to Elda Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Eugene, Mark, and Dwight), 3 daughters (June, Patricia, and Arlene), one granddaughter, 3 brothers (Curtis, Ervin, and Ezra), and 3 sisters (Verda, Mrs. Fannie Gingerich, and Mrs. Mary Gingerich). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Melvin and Reuben). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held Sept. 26, with Robert N. Johnson officiating, assisted by Ephraim Gingerich.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 41 - October 21, 1969, pages 935, 936. 
Elton Lewis Bender
 
3215 BOEHMER, Evelyn Catherine

In her 86th year, at Shephard Terrace Nursing Home, Scarborough, on Thursday, June 23, 1994. Evelyn, dearly loved wife of the late Dr. Stewart Boehmer. Cherished mother and mother-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 her grandchildren and friends. Friends may call at the Trull Funeral Home, "East Toronto Chapel", 1111 Danforth Ave. (one block east of Donlands Subway) from 7-9 p.m., Sunday. Services will be held in the chapel on Monday, at eleven o'clock with visiting from ten o'clock. Interment three o'clock at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

The Record 24 Jun 1994 pg A17 
Evelyn Catharine Bender
 
3216 Bender, Ezra, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Ruby) Bender, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Sept. 18, 1890; died at Tavistock, Ont., Dec. 10, 1969; aged 79 y. 2 m. 22 d. On Sept. 16, 1916, he was married to Katie Lebold, who died June 13, 1933. On Dec. 4, 1938, he was married to Clara Ruby, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children* (Mervin, Rufus, Christian, Verda - Mrs. Elroy Swartzentruber, Rosetta-Mrs. Clayton Bender, Viola-Mrs. Neil Ropp, and Ruby-Mrs. Lyle Weber), 35 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one brother (John), and 3 sisters (Lena-Mrs. Noah Wagler, Annie-Mrs. Christian Baechler, and Katie-Mrs. Christian Lebold). He was a member of the East Zorra Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 13, with Newton L. Gingerich and Henry Yantzi officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 1 - January 6, 1970, page 23, 24  
Ezra Bender
 
3217 Lichti.- Fannie Bender, 92, New Hamburg, Ont., died Nov. 3. Spouse: E. David Lichti (deceased). Parents: David and Barbara Wagler Bender (deceased). Survivors: children Harold, Nyle, Stephen, David, Wayne, Ferne Loewen, Arbutus Sider, D'Arcy; 31 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nv. 6 at Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg.1a

1atheMennonite, December 11, 2001, page 16, Vol. 4, No. 46. 
Fanny Bender
 
3218 RELI: _CONFIDENTIAL Y George Jacob Bender
 
3219 Gladwin Bender - went home to be with his Lord, peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at his residence in New Hamburg. Gladwin was formerly of Kitchener. He was born 91 years ago in East Zorra Township and was the son of the late Solomon R. & Rachel (Iutzi) Bender. Beloved husband of the former Elma (Good) Bender whom he married September 23, 1942. Loving father of Bertha & Ray Gingerich of Kingston, Arnie & Barbara Bender of Wellesley, Maynard & Lila Bender of Waterloo, Sharon Gingerich of Kitchener. Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also remembered by Jim Gingerich of Kitchener and brother Laverne & Ina Bender of Tavistock. Gladwin was predeceased by sister Elvera Bender brothers Clarence & Ida Bender, Lloyd & Leona Bender and Milfird & Edna Bender. Gladwin was a member of Nith Valley Mennonite Church where he served as an elder and on church council. He enjoyed gardening, walking and nature. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg Tuesday (tonight) from 7-9 again Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. The interment will take place on Thursday October 16, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery (everyone welcome). The service to celebrate Gladwin's life will follow the interment at 2:00 p.m. at Nith Valley Mennonite Church with Pastor Hendrike and Matthew Isert Bender officiating. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee and Nithview Home, New Hamburg. Online condolences and memorial tributes at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 13 Oct 2008 
Gladwin Bender
 
3220 Ivan Bender

A wellknown resident of this district, Ivan Bender, died suddenly at his home in Baden on Saturday evening in his 50th year. He was born in Wilmot township near New Hamburg Oct. 8, 1909, a son of the late Joseph H. Bender and Catharine Zehr. Following his marriage to Lena Kropf on Oct. 31, 1931, he lived in New Hamburg, later moving to Woodstock where he resided for 15 years before moving to Baden eight years ago. He was a member of the United Missionary Church in Kitchener. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Gerald R., Woodstock and Richard and Thomas at home; also one daughter Diane, at home, and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Roth, of Baden. One grandchild also survives. He was predeceased by one brother and one sister. The remains rested at the Futher-Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg until Tuesday noon when they were removed to the United Missionary Church, Kitchener, for a service at 2 p.m. which was in charge of Rev. Allan Embree. Interment took place the Steinman Amish Mennonite Cemetery near Baden.1a

1aNew Hamburg Independent 17 Apr 1959 pg 17 
Ivan Isaac Bender
 
3221 The third death referred to was that of Mr. Jacob Bender, who died about noon on Monday. Deceased was born in Michelsteid, Baden Germany, and came to this country in his youth with his parents to whom he proved an efficient help in his old age, he being their only son. He had been troubled for a long time with his stomach and for a couple of weeks he could take no food at all. On examination after death it was found that the passage leading to the stomach was almost closed up and above the restricted part an aperture caused probably by violent vomiting. Deceased lived about 30 years on a farm in Upper Woolwich now owned by his son in law, Mr. Andrew Schmidt. About 12 years ago he moved to Elmira where he first wife died, and he was married again to Mrs. Kaiser, who survives him together with two daughters, Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Levi Yost. He was a very quiet and peaceful citizen and a good neighbor and a consistent member of the Evangelical denomination. He was buried in Upper Woolwich, having reached the age of 64 years, 8 months and 19 days. The ranks of the Old Woolwich pioneers have been greatly thinned within the last 10 years and soon they will all be laid to rest, and it is but fitting that the present generation, which owes so much to them and their labors, should hold them grateful and loving remembrance.1a

1aTHE ELMIRA ADVERTISER September 1, 1898 
Jacob Bender
 
3222 Bender, Jacob, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bender, was born Jan. 9, 1873; passed away following a short illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Lichti, East Zorra, Ont.; aged 83y. 11m. 14 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the East Zorra A. M. Church until death. On Dec. 8, 1895, he married Magdalena Ramsyer, who preceded him in death in November, 1947. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters. One son, Elgin, preceded him in death. Surviving are 8 children (Milton, Clarence, N. Y.; Abner, South Easthope; Lorne and Clayton, East Zorra; Barbara-Mrs. John Lichti, Luella-Mrs. Nick Jutzi, East Zorra; Lydia-Mrs. Joe Bender, South Easthope; Mrs. Druscilla Jutzi, East Zorra), 34 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Christian Jutzi, East Zorra). Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church in charge of Daniel Wagler and Henry Yantzi, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume L, Number 9 - February 26, 1957 - page 213, 214, 215 
Jacob B. Bender
 
3223 Bender. - Jacob M. Bender was born at New Hamburg, Ont.; aged 72 y. 1 m. 10 d. He united with the A. M. Church in his early youth and was married to Elizabeth Miller, Oct. 6, 1863, who died May 12, 1864. He was afterwards married to Maria Ruby. To this union were born 4 sons and 8 daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure his aged companion, 4 sons, 6 daughters, 5 brothers, 30 grandchildren. He was ordained deacon in the East Zora congregation in August, 1871. In 1883 he was ordained minister of the Gospel and in 1887 was unanimously chosen and ordained bishop of his home congregation. He faithfully and earnestly administered to the needs of the Church at home and abroad. He performed 136 marriages and baptized 400 converts and took part in almost every funeral service he was present. He was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever asked. Sermon at the house by C. S. Zehr by reading Psa. 90, with a few remarks at the church. C. Kropf read II Tim. 4:7,8. S. J. Schwartzendruber of Huron Co., Mich., spoke earnestly on II Cor. 5:1-10. Burial in cemetery adjoining.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 18 - July 30, 1914, page 295 
Bishop Jacob M. Bender
 
3224 Bender. --- John R., was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., July 28, 1867. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and remained a faithful member of the East Zorra A. M. Church. On Jan. 20, 1891, he was united in matrimony to Anna Zehr, who preceded him in death in 1943. He died at the home of his nephew on Sept. 28, 1952, aged 85 y. 2 m. Surviving are one brother (David R.), one sister (Mrs. Joel Swartzentruber), and a number of nephews and nieces. Two brothers and 7 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra A. M. Church in charge of Peter Nafziger and David Schwartzentruber, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 2 - Jan. 13, 1953 ---- page 45, 46. 
Jacob R. Bender
 
3225 Lichti, Jacobena, daughter of David M. and Barbara (Zehr) Bender, was born June 1, 1889, near Tavistock, Ont.; died Dec. 25, 1959, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Wagler, Shakespeare, Ont.; aged 70 y. 6 m. 25 d. On Jan. 12, 1909, she was married to Noah S. Lichti, who survives. Also surviving are 7 sons and 4 daughters (David, Julius, Willis, and Laverne, New Hamburg, Ont.; Nicklas and Louis, Shakespeare; Albert, Woodstock, Ont.; Barbara--Mrs. Allan Bast and Annie--Mrs. Elmer Roth, Baden, Ont.; Magdalena--Mrs. Emerson Wagler, Shakespeare; and Catherine-Mrs. Floyd Steinman, Bright, Ont.), 48 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Peter), and 2 sisters (Kate--Mrs. Joel Allbrecht, Tavistock; and Annie--Mrs. Simon Helmuth, ____, Calif.). She was preceded in death by 4 grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of the East Zorra A.M. Church, where funeral services were conducted by Vernon Zehr, Dan Wagler, and Henry Yantzi; burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol LIII Number 27 - July 5, 1960 - Page 615, 616  
Jacobena "Bena" Bender
 
3226 John Bender

John Bender of Tavistock, formerly of New Hamburg and South Easthope Township, died last Friday at the age of 91.

Born Oct. 7, 1878 in Wilmot Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bender and farmed in South Easthope Township for many years before retiring and moving to New Hamburg. He came to Tavistock three months ago. Mr. Bender was a member of the East Zorra Mennonite Church 16th line.

His wife, the former Magdalena Zehr predeceased him in 1955. Surviving are one son, Joseph, Shakespeare; three daughters, Mrs. Bena Kropf, New Hamburg; Mrs. David (Annie) Streicher and Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Schwartzentruber, Tavistock; three sisters, Mrs. Noah (Lena) Wagler, New Hamburg; Mrs. Christian (Katie) Lebold and Mrs. Christian (Anne) Baechler, both of Tavistock; 16 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son and six brothers.

Funeral service was held at the East Zorra Mennonite church, 16th line, on Monday, Rev Newton Gingerich officiating.

Burial took place in the church cemetery.

The Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock, was in charge of arrangements.

New Hamburg Independent, January 7, 1970 
John Bender
 
3227 Bender.-John H., eldest son of Christian and Catherine (Honderich) Bender, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 5, 1849; died April 27, 1934; aged 84 y. 8 m. 22 d. He was a member of the A. M. Church from his youth. In January, 1872, he was married to Barbara Brenneman of Perth Co., Ont. This union was blessed with 3 children (Jacob B. Bender and Lydia at home, and Mattie-wife of Christ R. Iutzi), all of East Zorra. His wife preceded him in death more than two years. He leaves 1 son, 2 daughters, 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters. After his marriage in 1872, he had his home on the 16 line of East Zorra Township, and in all these years he never missed being home a night, except two years ago when he made a trip to Clarence Center, N. Y., for a few days. Services were held at the home by Jacob R. Bender, and at the church by D. D. Lebold, Chris Schultz, and D. S. Jutzi. A large host of friends gathered to pay the last respects to the departed. Burial on May 1 at East Zorra A. M. Church.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 8 - May 24, 1934, page 174, 175, 176 
John H. Bender
 
3228 Bender. - Died, near New Hamburg, Ont., John M. Bender; aged 69 y. 10 m. 13 d. In his early youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church. He remained faithful unto death. He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved widow, 1 daughter, 4 sons, 3 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume X, Number 8 - May 24, 1917, page 143 
John M. Bender
 
3229 Bender, John Y., son of the late Daniel H. and Magdalena (Yantzi) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Apr. 20, 1892; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 16, 1969; aged 76 y. 8 m. 27 d. On June 20, 1918, he was married to Mary Jantzi, who died Jan. 4, 1953. Surviving are one son (Daniel), 3 daughters (Elfrieda - Mrs. Rudy Steinman, Laura - Mrs. Willis Lichty, and Selma - Mrs. Nelson Roth), 11 grandchildren, one brother (Allan), and one sister (Elizabeth - Mrs. Nicholas Kuepfer). He was preceded in death by 3 sisters. He was a member of the Maple View Church, Wellesley, Ont., where funeral services were held Jan. 19, with Chris O. Erb and Alvin Leis officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 8 - February 25, 1969 - pages 191, 192 
John Y. Bender
 
3230 Bender, Joseph J., son of the late John and Catherine (Ruby) Bender; born Aug. 15, 1875, Oxford Co., Ont.; died suddenly at his home at New Hamburg, Ont., July 15, 1958; aged 82 y. 11 m. Married Dec. 18, 1906, to Catherine Kropf. Survivors: his wife, 2 daughters (Malinda and Alice, at home), and one brother (Moses). Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Member of the East Zorra Church. Funeral services in charge of Daniel Wagler and Henry Yantzi; burial in East Zorra Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 39 - September 30, 1958-page 938, 939, 940  
Joseph J. Bender
 
3231 Joseph Bender

Formerly a resident of Kitchener, Joseph J. Bender, 72, of Detroit, died suddenly, today of a heart attack. Suriving are four brothers, Peter and John of Kitchener, Andrew and William of St. Clements and one sister, Mrs Louis (Otilda) Bauer, of Waterloo. His wife predeceased him nine months ago. The funeral will be held Saturday at St. Anthony's Church, Detroit, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Detroit.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Jul 1948 pg 21 
Joseph J. Bender
 
3232 Bender, Joseph Ormas, 84, Shakespeare, Ont. Born Feb. 23, 1911, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to John and Magdalena Ramseyer Bender. Died: Feb. 28, 1995. Survivors - children: Verlus John, Elwood; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lydian Bender (wife). Funeral and burial: March 3, 1995, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Orland Gingerich and Greg Yantzi.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 13 - March 28, 1995, page 14 
Joseph Ormas Bender
 
3233 BENDER, Rev. Kenneth Richard

Suddenly, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1991, Ken R. Bender, in his 57th year. Loving husband of Anna (Schwartzentruber) Bender: dear father of Anthony and his wife Patricia of Kitchener, Richard of Toronto and one daughter, Faye Bender of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents, Christian S. and Lydia Bender and by one brother, Vernon in September, 1990. Survived also by his sister-in-law, Laurene Bender of Kitchener. Mr Bender was the director of A ACT S. Counselling Services of Kitchener and was also actively involved with his private practice ,A M E Counselling Associates. Was an active member of the Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge and had previously served as pastor of the Avon Mennonite Church, Stratford. The hours for visitation and funeral time and place, will be announced in a later edition of the Record. For information when available, at Westmount Funeral Home, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Aug 1991 pg A9 
Rev. Kenneth Richard Bender
 
3234 Lichti.- Laura Bender, 79, New Hamburg, Ont., died Oct. 24. Spouse: Willis Lichti. Other survivors: children June, William; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 28 at East Zorra Mennonite Church, Tavistock, Ont.1a

1aThe Mennonite December 5, 2000, page 20, Vol. 3, No. 45 
Laura Bender
 
3235 Jutzi. - Leah, daughter of Samuel Bender, New Hamburg, Ont., was born Jan. 30, 1884, in Waterloo Co., Ont. She united in marriage with Jacob Jutzi Jan 4, 1906. to this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died at their home in Perth Co., Ont., Nov. 22, 1915; aged 31 y. 9 m. 23 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure a sorrowing husband, 4 children, father, mother, 1 brother, 2 sisters. In 1901 she accepted Jesus as her Savior and united with the A. Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. Sister Jutzi was of a gentle and peaceful nature. She was confined to her bed for four weeks through which time she bore her suffering patiently, always submissive to the Lord, talking much of the joy to be with the Lord till she passed away, peacefully and quietly to be with Jesus. Funeral on Nov. 24 at the house by Christian Kropf and at the Poole A. M. Church by Christian Gascho (opening services) and sermon by the writer (Text, Psa. 16:11; 11 Cor. 5:1) The remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel.
But 'twas God that came and took thee,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Peter Boshart.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 37 - December 9, 1915 - Page 607, 608 
Leah L. Bender
 
3236 BENDER, Leonard J.

At St. Mary's Hospital, on Wednesday, March 16, 1977, after a brief illness, Leonard John Bender of 180 Franklin St. N., age 68 years. Formerly a resident of Toronto, London, Ont., Sarnia and California. Mr. Bender was born in Dashwood, a son of the late, John Bender and the former Maria Battler. A member of The Church of God, Fifth Avenue, Kitchener and formerly operated a Shell service station in Sarnia. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred Geiger in 1933 and by a brother, William in 1965. Surviving are his wife, the former Pearl R. Zinn, his daughters, Mrs. Elaine McBride of Zurich, Marilynne (Mrs. Joseph Caswell) of London and Dayie (Mrs. David Youngs) of Toronto; by sisters, Mrs. Clara Cunnington of Centralia and Pearl (Mrs. Lloyd Shantz) of Waterloo and brothers, Gordon Bender of Dashwood and Roy Bender of Toronto; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, afternoon on Friday. Funeral service in the chapel Saturday, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Donald Snell officiating. Temporary entombment in Parklawn Chapel, Cambridge (Preston), with burial to follow in the Hagey cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Mar 1977 pg 27 
Leonard John Bender
 
3237 Lifetimes: Community nurse ceaseless advocate for those in need of support
Linda Jean Bender of Kitchener, born: Oct. 27, 1953, in Kitchener, died: Nov. 18, 2017, of a heart attack

When Linda Bender addressed issues about mental health, particularly suicide, the community nurse spoke with passion and conviction.

"We need to be compassionate," Linda told The Record in 2015 for an article on just how common mental health issues are in Canada. "It's not the one or few, anyone can have struggles with mental health."

Linda added that there is a terrible stigma related to suicide; people often feel they can't share their innermost thoughts, but she counselled, "It's OK to come forward when you are feeling helpless."

Linda had been team leader for mental health prevention and education services at the Waterloo Wellington branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, a job she held for three decades before retiring and joining the staff as a mental health worker at Kitchener's Reception House, a support centre for refugees.

"She had a gentle, calming spirit, a wonderful laugh, and she was very generous with her time," said Marika Galadza, manager of community engagement at Reception House.

Linda faced a real challenge at the community-run agency, working with traumatized refugees who came to Canada often from war-torn countries. In a few cases, when Linda recognized a refugee was struggling to adapt to this new life, she would make an extra effort to help them adjust and find the right supports.

"Some of the clients could have ended up homeless if not for her help," said Marika. "A lot of cases took up a lot of her time."

Though Linda only started the job in October 2016 and was diagnosed with cancer this past April, she managed to help many clients and create a mental health wellness program for staff, among other programs. In her job with Canadian Mental Health, Linda was responsible for launching several innovative programs and training staff. She put her personal, caring spin on everything she did.

Though she was often in the forefront of new ideas, Linda was too humble to put herself in the spotlight.

"She really related to people and understood where they came from," said Marika. "People really loved her."

Linda was born into a Mennonite family of three daughters: Ruth Ann, Mary Jane and Linda. Tragically, Mary Jane died as an infant.

The family moved to the U.S. where Linda graduated high school before returning to Canada. She married, had a son Loren who died in infancy, and a daughter Ananda.

After divorcing her first husband, Linda, who had at that time been working in the service industry, decided to return to school and follow a career more suited to her caring personality.

"She needed to reinvent herself," said Doug Jones, a family therapist and Linda's husband of 10 years.

After completing nurse's training in 1984 at Conestoga College, Linda worked in a hospital for a time, but wasn't really satisfied.

"Her love was community nursing," said Doug, who met his wife at the old Station Hotel where both had gone with friends to listen to music and to dance. They were friends for years before getting serious, and he proposed in 2006 on a rubble-strewn beach in Collingwood as two rainbow arches reached for each other across Georgian Bay. It was a romantic moment, remembered Doug, and symbolized the deep love they shared.

Ruth Ann Scott remembers her sister as having "a wonderful gift and a great brain, a natural to go into nursing."

She said Linda was caring and loving, but she was also a strong-willed person "not afraid to say what she believed in, what was right."

Marika said Linda took the same approach in dealing with her cancer diagnosis in April.

"She was quite strong and approached her illness with grace," said Marika.

In the end, though, Linda, who was undergoing cancer treatment, died in Doug's arms of a heart attack following a stroll around their beloved old Kitchener neighbourhood.

"Linda had planned to go to Nicaragua after her next chemo session," said Doug. "She was really quite amazing."

vhill@therecord.com

Hill, V. (2017). Lifetimes: Community nurse ceaseless advocate for those in need of support. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8023896-lifetimes-community-nurse-ceaseless-advocate-for-those-in-need-of-support/

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BENDER, Linda Jean Passed away unexpectedly at the age of 64 on Saturday, November 18, 2017 with her husband at her side. She is survived by her husband Doug Jones, daughter Ananda Emch, father Urie Bender, sister Ruth Ann Scott, nieces Stephanie, Andrea (husband Charles and son Charlie) and Christa (sons Austin and Johnny) and Stepson/daughters Daniel, Christine, Jennifer, and Jaime, as well as her grandchildren Bryce, Drew, Austin, Hudson, Madison, and Cole. Predeceased by her Mother Dorothy Bender, Sister Mary Jane Bender, and former husband Larry Emch and her son Loren. Linda dedicated herself to her community through her house church, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Reception House in her role as a community nurse, and member of the community. She worked on many committees to improve services including her work on the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council. She has been devoted and loving to her family and a dedicated mother to her daughter Ananda. Friends are encouraged to share their memories of Linda with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. and Friday, November 24, from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. The funeral service will be held at Rockway Mennonite Church, 47 Onward Ave Kitchener on Saturday, November 25 at 11 A.M. Reception to follow in the church hall. Cremation and interment will take place at a later date. Condolences for the family and donations to The Working Centre or The Reception House can be arranged through the funeral home at, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

Waterloo Region Record 21 Nov 2017 
Linda Jean Bender
 
3238 BENDER, Lloyd -- Passed away, on Saturday, March 14, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. He resided RR 1 Tavistock and was born in East Zorra Township, 85 years ago, a son of the late Soloman and Raecel (Iutzi) Bender. He was a member od Cassel Mennonite Church and a past member of the Haysville Sunshine Club. Lloyd enjoyed repairing and selling horsedrawn wagons (Buckboards) as his hobby. Beloved husband of Leona Annie (Bender) whom he married, January 1, 1939. Loving father of Sanford and his wife Joy of Guelph, John and his wife Marty of Elkart, Ind., Willard of RR1, Tavistock, L. Brian and his wife Vivian of RR 1 Tavistock, Mark and his wife Christa of RR2, New Hamburg, Kay and her husband Murray Meadows of Brampton. Ever remembered by 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Dear brother of Milfird and Edna of RR 1, New Hamburg, Gladwin and Elma of RR 1, Tavistock and Elvera Bender of New Hamburg, Predeceased by one brother, Clarence and his wife Ida Bender. Friends and Relatives were received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, on Sunday from 2-6 and 7-9 p.m. A Family burial will be held at the 16th line East Zorra Cemetery on Monday March 16 (today) at 3 p.m. followed by memorial service at Cassel Mennonite Church at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Jim Whitehead presiding.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Mar 1998 
Lloyd Bender
 
3239 LORNE EDWARD BENDER - 1919 - 2007 - Lorne Edward Bender, age 88, passed away peacefully and with great courage in the arms of his loving daughters, at Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, on Monday, August 13, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Ruby Bender (nee Golbeck). Cherished dad of Barb (Bruce) Wendling, Pat (the late Paul) Bender, Mary (the late Doug) Hannusch, Lynda (Dave Weber, and Anne (Bob) Cheeseman. Precious grandpa and papa of nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Brother of Ruth (Fred) Seiling and brother-in-law of Ruth (the late Harold) Golbeck. Predeceased by his parents, Leah and Edward Bender; his brother, Earl Bender, and by his sister, Marie Sobisch. Friends are invited to share their memories of Lorne with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Friday August 17, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Lorne's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, August 18, 2007, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Robert Snell officiating. Reception will immediately follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home. Private family interment in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. Obit-Lorne Bender Lorne Edward Bender
 
3240 LORNE EDWARD BENDER 1919 - 2007 Lorne Edward Bender, age 88, passed away peacefully and with great courage in the arms of his loving daughters, at Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, on Monday, August 13, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Ruby Bender (nee Golbeck). Cherished dad of Barb (Bruce) Wendling, Pat (the late Paul) Bender, Mary (the late Doug) Hannusch, Lynda (Dave) Weber, and Anne (Bob) Cheeseman. Precious grandpa and papa of nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Brother of Ruth (Fred) Seiling and brother-in-law of Ruth (the late Harold) Golbeck. Predeceased by his parents, Leah and Edward Bender; his brother, Earl Bender, and by his sister, Marie Sobisch. Friends are invited to share their memories of Lorne with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Friday August 17, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Lorne's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, August 18, 2007, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Robert Snell officiating. Reception will immediately follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home. Private family interment in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. Condolences for the family and donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer Society of K-W, or a charity of your choice may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Lorne, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

THE RECORD - Aug. 15, 2007 
Lorne Edward Bender
 
3241 Luisa Maurer

Ne Bender, born in Eschelbach, Baden, deceased in peace November 15th, 1901 in Berlin, Ont., 66 years and 18 days of age. She came with her parents as a child to Amerika. She entered matrimony with Georg Maurer in the year 1852 out of which sprouted 9 children, two of them went before their mother. She became converted to the Lord in her youth. She resided many years in Oberwoolich [Upper Woolwich Township/North Woolwich], Waterloo County, Ont. The last two years, she and her husband lived with their daughter in Berlin, where she also deceased. The departed, in poor health, suffered with heart and neuropathic malady, which she endured with Christian patience and resignation in the will of our Lord. She leaves behind a very sad husband, 7 children, 20 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 2 siblings. May the Lord help them all to a life in Eternity. A.V. Haist [pastor?]1a

1aFamily Bible Entry Newspaper clipping [most likely from the Berliner Journal newspaper] 
Louisa Bender
 
3242 Eby.-Lydia, daughter of John H. and Barbara (Brenneman) Bender, was born in East Zorra, Ont., Sept. 18, 1878; passed away on Jan. 1, 1947; aged 68 y. 3 m. 13 d. At the age of fourteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into the East Zorra A.M. congregation. In 1937 she was united in marriage to Aaron Eby, who survives. Also surviving are one brother (Jacob B., Tavistock, Ont.), one sister (Magdalena-Mrs. Chris Iutzi, of Tavistock), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by the home ministers on Jan. 4. Interment was made in the East Zorra Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 6 - May 6, 1947, page 126, 127 
Lydia Bender
 
3243 Roth, Lydia, daughter of Christian and Catherine (Honderich) Bender, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., July 14, 1872; died at the Stratford General Hospital, April 26, 1964, aged 91 y. 9 m. 12 d. On Jan. 13, 1895, she was married to Noah Roth, who preceded her in death May 8, 1939. Surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters (Simon, Ezra, Aaron, Josiah, Katie - Mrs. Moses Brenneman, and Marion - Mrs. Alvin Ramseyer), 38 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. One son, 5 brothers, 5 sisters, 2 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Cassel Church. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church, April 28, in charge of Vernon Zehr, Dan Zehr, Dan Wagler, and Henry Yantzi.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 27 - July 14, 1964 - pg 615  
Lydia Bender
 
3244 Schwartzentruber. --- Lydia, daughter of the late Bishop Jacob M. and Mary (Ruby) Bender, was born in South Easthope, Perth Co., Ont., July 23, 1856; died Aug. 1, 1940, at her home in the twinkling of an eye without any sign of sickness; aged 54 y.9 d. In early youth, she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, was received into church fellowship through water baptism by her late father, and lived an exemplary Christian life until the heavenly summons called her. On Nov. 25, 1909, she was united in holy matrimony to Bro. John B. Schwartzentruber of Petersburg, Ont. This union was blessed with three children (Serenus, on adjoining farm; Corsin, at home; and Lily May wife of Henry Jantzi, of East Zorra). She leaves her bereaved husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 grandchildren, 4 brothers (John R., Joseph R., Jacob R., all of Tavistock, and David R., of New Hamburg), and 2 sisters (Catherine, widow of Peter S. Zehr; Sarah, wife of Joel Schwartzentruber, of East Zorra). Her aged mother-in-law, Elizabeth Schwartzentruber, an invalid for nearly 40 years, also survives. Six sisters and 1 grandchild predeceased her. Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at the home, conducted by D. Wagler, and at the East Zorra A.M. Church by Brethren M. Kipfer, Moses H. Roth, and Dan S. Jutzi. A large concourse of friends from far and near gathered to pay their last respects to our beloved sister. May she rest in peace.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 21 - August 22, 1940---- page 462, 463, 464. 
Lydia Bender
 
3245 Bender, Lydian, daughter of Jacob B. and ___ Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Aug. 18, 1907; died in Stratford Hospital, Jan. 19, 1967; aged 59 y. 5 m. 1 d. On Sept. 27, 1933 she was married to Joe Bender, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Verlus and Elwood), 3 brothers (Abner, Lorne, and Clayton), and 3 sisters (Barbara, -Mrs. John Liehti; Louella, -Mrs. Nick Jutzi; and Durscilla). She was a member of the East Zorra Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 22, with Newton L. Gingrich and Dan Wagler officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 7 - February 21, 1967 pgs 161-162

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Mrs Joseph Bender
1967 By Record Correspondent

TAVISTOCK-Mrs. Joseph Bender, 59, of RR 1, Shakespeare, died in Stratford Hospital late Thursday night after a lengthy illness. She was the former Lydian Bender and was born Aug. 18, 1907, in East Zorra Township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob B. Bender. She was a member of East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th line. She married Mr. Bender Sept. 27, 1933. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Verlus and Elwood, both of RR 1, Shakespeare; three brothers, Abner of RR 1, Shakespeare and Lorne and Clayton, both of RR 1, Tavistock, and three sisters, Mrs. John (Barbara) Lichti, Mrs. Nick (Louella) Jutzi and Mrs. Druscilla Jutzi, all of Tavistock. She was predeceased by two brothers. The body will be at the Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock, until noon Sunday when removal will be made to the East Zorra Mennonitte Church, 16th line, for serviced at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Newton Gingrich will officiate.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jan 1967 
Lydian Bender
 
3246 Iutzi, Magdalena, daughter of John H. and Barbara Bender, passed away at the K and W. Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., July 24, 1962, in her 83rd year. On Feb. 3, 1903, she was married to Christian R. Iutzi, who died July 6, 1959. Surviving are 2 sons and 6 daughters (Nelson, Tavistock; Sidney, East Zorra; Susanna-Mrs. Nelson Ruby and Viola-Mrs. Herbert Albrecht, of Tavistock), 19 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. One sister, one brother, and one grandchild preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church by Vernon Zehr and Henry Yantzi.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 34 - August 28, 1962; pages 767, 768. 
Magdalena Bender
 
3247 On Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1992, at his residence, Nithview Home, New Hamburg. Mahlon was formerly of RR1 New Hamburg and was born in Wilmot township 85 years ago, a son of the late John J, and Rebecca (nee Wagler) Bender. He was an active member of Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg and was a past president of the Haysville Sunshine Club. Beloved husband of the former Selena Ruby who predeceased him December 22, 1986. Loving father of Ruth and her husband Ron Zehr, Cleo Bender and his wife Joan, all of RR1, New Hamburg and Marjorie Kaethler of Toronto. Also remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Laura Ruby, Annie Bender, Orlando and Violet Ruby, all of New Hamburg, Emma Schlegel of Nairn and Ben and Elmina Ruby of Tavistock. Mahlon will be lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St. New Hamburg after 2 pm. today (Wednesday) and until tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 a.m. when transfer will be made to the 16th line East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery for the burial at 10:30 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Maurice Martin and Pastor Mary Schiedel officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Nithview Home or the Alzheimer Society.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Dec 1992 
Mahlon Bender
 
3248 Bender.- Manassa, son of Jacob and Barbara (Schwartzentruber) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Nov. 6, 1893; died of cancer at Tavistock, Ont., May 18, 1972; aged 78 y. 6 m. 12 d. On June 28, 1921, he was married to Mary Ann Erb, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Orville and Wayne), one daughter (Marcella-Mrs. Ernest Steckly), 12 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Emma-Mrs. Albert Oesch, Ida-Mrs. Simon Bender, and Christena-Mrs. Norma Roi). He was a member of the Tavistock Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held May 20, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXV, Number 25 - June 20, 1972, pages 539, 540. 
Manassa S. Bender
 
3249 Bender, Marcus, son of the late Aaron and Magdalene (Gingerich) Bender, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Feb. 20, 1919; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., following a lengthy illness, March 12, 1970; aged 51 y. 20 d. On Nov. 26, 1944, he was married to Marian Jantzi, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Raymond and Ronald), 2 daughters (Elaine and Sharon), one sister (Verna-Mrs. Aden Snyder), 2 brothers (Earl and Edmund), and one foster brother (Fred Bricker). He was preceded in death by one brother. He was a member of the Maple View Church, where funeral services were held March 15, with Alvin Leis and Chris O. Erb officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 17 - April 28, 1970, page 395, 396  
Marcus Gordon Bender
 
3250 SCHAEFER, Margaret

Died peacefully, in her sleep, at her home, Central Park Lodge. in Kitchener, on Sunday, March 28. 1999, age 90 years. Dear mother of Elaine and her husband George Schertzer of Kitchener and George Schaefer and his wife Sandra of Thornhill. She is also lovingly remembered by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Albert, in 1988. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Kitchener, Mrs. Schaefer's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. in Waterloo from 7-9 p.m. this evening (Tuesday). The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ron Brugler and Rev. Eric Allison officiating. Interment to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

The Record 30 Mar 1999 pg B4 
Margaret Marie Bender
 
3251 Schwartzentruber. - Mary Bender was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., July 16, 1847; died at her daughter's home, near Milverton, Ont., Mar. 6, 1921; aged 73 y. 7 m. 18 d. She was married to John B. Schwartzentruber April 11, 1865, who preceded her in death 20 y. 9 m 4 d. To this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters. One daughter preceded her in death in infancy. She leaves 2 sons, 3 daughters, 5 brothers, 5 sisters, and many loving friends. Funeral services were held Mar. 9 at the house by P. Speitler (I Cor. 15) and at the A. M. Church, Poole, Ont., by J. Gerber (John 5:25-29) and N. Nafziger (Rev. 14:12,13). Burial at cemetery nearby.

"Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run;
God grant that we may rest as calmly
When our work, like hers, is done."

A granddaughter.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 52 - March 24, 1921 - page 1030, 1031 
Maria "Mary" Bender
 
3252 Lebold-Mary, third daughter of Jacob M. and Maria (Ruby) Bender, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., Sept. 24, 1871; died at her home in the same township on Feb. 6, 1926; aged 54 y. 4 m. 13 d. In her maiden days she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized and received into church fellowship by her father, the late Bishop Jacob M. Bender, and was a faithful sister till she was called to her reward. On Nov. 30, 1897, she was joined in holy wedlock to John Lebold of Waterloo Co., Ont. This union was blessed with 1 son (Norman) and 3 daughters (Mary, Barbara, and Lucinda), all at home. On March 14, 1919, her husband was called to the great beyond. She leaves 1 son, 3 daughters, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters. Her death was caused by cancer, which she bore in Christian patience and fortitude. She had a hearty desire to be with her Savior, commending her dear children to the heavenly Father's care. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the East Zorra A.M. Cemetery on Feb. 9, when services were conducted Bros. Peter Litwiller of Baden (text, II Tim. 4:6-8). D.H. Steinman of Baden (text, Tit. 2:11-14), and D.S. Jutzi of Tavistock (text, Jno. 14:18). A brother.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 49 - March 4, 1926 - pages 1006, 1007 
Mary Bender
 
3253 Miller.-Mary Bender, daughter of Daniel and Fanny Bender, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 14, 1867; died in the Goshen hospital while undergoing an operation for gallstones, on Oct. 13, 1927; aged 60 y. 2 m. 29 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Amish Church and continued faithfully with her husband in the service of the Master until He called her to himself to suffer no more. On Nov. 25, 1888, she was united in marriage to Bro. Emanuel Miller. To this union were born ten children. Two preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband, 5 sons (Elmer, Daniel, Melvin, Ezra, and Clarence), 3 daughters (Naomi, Ida, and Lydia), all living in the home community, 21 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends. In her death the community has lost a helpful neighbor, the Church a faithful member, and the family a kind loving wife and mother. Funeral services at the home of her brother (Noah R. Bender), by Samuel Hostetler and Nathaniel Miller in German and D.J. Johns in English.
"Oh, dear mother, how we miss you,
Since your place is vacant here;
But you'll never be forgotten,
By the ones who hold you dear."1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 51 - March 22, 1928 - pp 1102,1103 
Mary Bender
 
3254 In Loving Memory Died In Wilmot, on Thursday, December 29th, 1927 Mary Ann Elizabeth Beloved Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Bender Aged 15 days. The Funeral Will take place from her parents' residence on Saturday, December 31st, at one o'clock p.m., to the 16th Line East Zorra A.-M. Church and Cemetery. This lovely bud, so young and fair Called hence by early doom, Just came to show how sweet a flower In Paradise can bloom.1a

1aFuneral Card

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Bender - Mary Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Bro. Ezra and Sister Katie (Lebold) Bender, Waterloo Co., Ont., died Dec. 29, 1927;aged 15 d. She leaves her sorrowing parents, 1 brother and 1 sister. 3 brothers and 2 sisters preceded her to the great beyond. Funeral service conducted at the home by Jacob R. Bender in English and at the church by Brethren M. Kipfer, P.S. Zehr, and D.S. Jutzi. Interment in East Zorra A.M. Cemetery Dec. 31.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 41 - January 12, 1928 - pp 894, 895, 896 
Mary Ann Elizabeth Bender
 
3255 Bender. --- Mary Jane, infant daughter of Urie A. and Dorothy Bender, Baden, Ont., was born Feb. 9, 1952; passed away Dec. 29, 1952; aged 10 m. 20 d. In heaven she awaits the coming of her parents and sister (Ruth Ann). A memorial service, in charge of Moses H. Roth, assisted by Orland Gingerich, was held at the Steinman A. M. Church Jan. 1. Interment was made in the Geiger Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 6 - February 10, 1953 --- page 141, 142 
Mary Jane Bender
 
3256 Bender. --- Mary Jane, infant daughter of Urie A. and Dorothy Bender, Baden, Ont., was born Feb. 9, 1952; passed away Dec. 29, 1952; aged 10 m. 20 d. In heaven she awaits the coming of her parents and sister (Ruth Ann). A memorial service, in charge of Moses H. Roth, assisted by Orland Gingerich, was held at the Steinman A. M. Church Jan. 1. Interment was made in the Geiger Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 6 - February 10, 1953 --- page 141, 142 
Mary Jane Bender
 
3257 BENDER - Matilda Katie, daughter of Samuel and Veronica (Baechler) Bender, was born at New Hamburg, Ont., June 16, 1910; died of cancer at K.W. Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 4, 1979; aged 68 y. She is survived by one sister (Alma - Mrs. Soloman Roth) and 7 nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Steinmann Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 7, in charge of Vernon Zehr and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in New Hamburg Mausoleum.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 72, Number 5 - January 30, 1979, page 94

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BENDER, Matilda Katie -- On Thursday. Jan 4, 1979, at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Miss Matilda Bender, of Nithview Home and formerly of 441 Huron St., New Hamburg, aged 68 years. She owned the Bender Mill End Store for 19 years and was a member of Steinman Mennonite Church, Route 2, Baden. Daughter of the late Samuel J. Bender and the former Veronica Baetchler. She is lovingly remembered by her sister, Mrs. Alma (Solomon N.) Roth of 279 Bleams Rd. W., New Hamburg and by three nephews, L. Samuel Roth, Elmer S. Roth and Gordon Roth, and four nieces Mildred Roth, Mrs. Harold (Jean) Schultz, Mrs. Albert (Anna) Maschke and Mrs. Bruce (Ruth) Steinmann. The late Miss Bender is resting at the Omand-Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg Chapel, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 7 p.m. this evening and until noon Sunday, when removal will be made to Steinman Mennonite Church Where funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. with Rev Vernon Zehr, Rev. Elmer Schwartzentruber and Rev. Gerald Schwartzentruber officiating. Spring interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Jan 1979 
Matilda Katie Bender
 
3258 Miller - Mattie, daughter of Daniel and Fanny (Roth) Bender, was born in Ontario, Feb. 7, 1860; died at the home of her daughter Fannie near Goshen, Ind., Apr. 5, 1938; aged 77 y. 3 m. 28 d. In her youth she came with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., where she spent the rest of her days. She united with the Amish Church in early life. In this faith she lived and died. On Oct. 27, 1881, she was united in marriage to Benedict Miller. To this union 5 children were born. Bro. Miller died Feb. 23, 1893. After spending 17 years in widowhood she was again married to Bishop Jacob H. Miller April 5, 1910, whose companionship she shared a few days more than 3 years and again she was left a widow. In this state she spent many days in caring for the sick and needy. One son and 1 daughter preceded her in death. She leaves 1 son (Cephas of Kalona, Ia.), 2 daughters (Lydia, wife of Levi J. Miller of Middlebury, Ind., and Fannie, wife of David S. Miller of Goshen, Ind.), 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 4 brothers and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services at the home of her son-in-law, David S. Miller, where she had her home for a number of years, by Menno Schrock and Nathaniel Miller in German and D.J. Johns in English.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXI, No. 4 - April 28, 1938, Page 94, 95 
Mattie Bender
 
3259 BENDER, Mervin L.

On Friday, March 26, 1993, at Victoria Hospital, London, Mervin Bender, of New Hamburg. He was born in Wilmot township 75 years ago, a son of the late Ezra and Katie (nee Lebold) Bender and was predeceased by his step-mother Clara Ruby. He was a member of Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg. Mervin had owned and operated a backhoe service for over 28 years. Beloved husband of the former Leona Lichti, whom he married September 3, 1941. Loving father of Carol Warren of Parry Sound, Sandy and her husband Robert Seyler of Wellesley, Gary Bender and his fiancee Cindy of New Hamburg. Ever remembered by seven grandchildren, Todd, Terry, Kim, and her friend Al, Kevin, Carley, Scott and Cody. Sadly missed by one sister, Verda Swartzentruber of Tavistock, three step-sisters, Rosetta and her husband Clayton Bender of Tavistock, Viola Ropp of New Hamburg and Ruby and her husband Lyle Weber of Kitchener; two step-brothers, Rufus Bender and his wife Ellen, Christian Bender and his wife Ada, all of Durham. Mervin was predeceased by one son-in-law, Bob Warren; two brothers-in-law, Elroy Swartzentruber and Neil Ropp. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 7 p.m. today (Saturday) and until Monday at noon, when transfer will be made to Hillcrest Mennonite Church for the service at 2 pm. with Rev. Maruice Martin, Rev Mary Schiedel and Rev. Fred Lichti officiating. Interment in the 19th Line East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Critical Care Trauma Centre, Victoria Hospital or Hillcrest Mennonite Church.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Mar 1993 
Mervin L. Bender
 
3260 Obituary

Mr. Michael Bender, father of townsman, Mr. George Bender, St. David st., passed away at his son's residence on Thursday, May 29th and the funeral took place on the Saturday following to Palmerston for interment. Mr. Bender was a native of the township of Woolwich, being born near Elmira. At sixteen, his father's family moved to Wallace township, Perth county, and it was here he was married to Barbara Wolfe. After a period spent in farming he retired with his family to Palmerston, which was his home for about forty years, until a couple of years ago, when he and his wife took up their home with their son. The family consist of Mr. George Bender, of town; Ezra, of Portland, Oregon; Charles William, of Moosejaw; Mrs. Hastie of Harriston, and Mrs. Ruller, of Wheatland, Man. Rev. J. W. Hedley, pastor of Victoria street Methodist church, conducted the funeral services at the house in Goderich and also at the graveside in Palmerston.1a

1aThe Goderich Star, Thursday, June 12, 1924 
Michael Bender
 
3261 BENDER, Nelson Suddenly, at Wellesley, on January 21, 1982, Nelson Christian Bender, of RR1, Tavistock, age 53 years. Beloved husband of Geoline Brenneman; dear brother of Delton of RR 1 Tavistock, Ivan of Tavistock, and Armand of RR 2, Tavistock. A member of East Zorra Mennonite Church. Predeceased by his parents, Noah Bender and Magdalena Steinman and one brother. Friends may call at the Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon on Sunday, when transfer will be made to East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th Line, for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Homer Yutzy will officiate. Those desiring are asked to consider Mennonite Central Committee or Canadian Bible Society as expressions of sympathy.

Heart attack killed driver, autopsy reveals
An autopsy has revealed that Nelson Bender, 53, of RR1, Tavistock, died of a heart attack while sitting at the steering wheel of his one-ton truck near Wellesley last Thursday.
Firemen, called to a truck burning in a ditch just south of the village, said the smoke was so thick they didn't realize there was a person in the cab.
Fire Chief Harold Leis said something overheated in the truck because the dashboard area was "burned right out".
Bender, who had worked for Tavistock coal merchant Robert Rudy for about12 years, had just delivered a load of coal to a customer near Wellesley.

Heart attack blamed for death
WELLESLEY - An autopsy has shown an RR 1 Tavistock man died of hypersensitive cardio-vascular disease in his truck near hear Thursday.
Nelson Bender, 53, was found dead in a burning truck at about 12:45 p.m. just south of Wellesley. Waterloo Regional Police are investigating cause of the blaze. However, police had earlier said the engine was running after the accident had occurred.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Jan 1982 
Nelson Christian Bender
 
3262 Bender, Noah J., son of the late Jacob S. and Barbara (Schwartzentruber) Bender, was born near Tavistock, Ont., Oct. 14, 1888. His health was failing for about six months due to a stroke and he fell peacefully to sleep June 30, 1954; aged 65 y. 8 m. 16 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the East Zorra A. M. Church. On Dec. 21, 1911, he was united in marriage to Lena Steinman. To this union were born 5 sons, one preceding him in infancy. He is survived by his companion, 4 sons (Delton, Ivan, Armand, and Nelson, all living near Tavistock, Ont.), 5 grandchildren, one brother (Manassa, of Tavistock), and 3 sisters (Emma-Mrs. Albert Oesch, of Milverton; Ida-Mrs. Simon Bender, of Ailsa Craig; and Christena-Mrs. Norman Roi, of Tavistock). One brother (Eli) and one sister (Amanda) preceded him. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church in charge of Daniel Wagler and Henry Yantzi. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 34 - August 24, 1954 --- page 814, 815  
Noah J. Bender
 
3263 Bender, Noah S., son of Solomon and Veronica (Steinman) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., May 13, 1881; died at the K-W Hospital, Aug. 10, 1961; aged 80 y. 2 m. 28 d. In Jan. 1905, he was married to Magdalena Ruby, who died in Nov., 1949. Surviving are 9 children (Melvin, Ailsa Craig, Ont.; Reuben, New Hamburg; Elton and Varna Curtis, Spring Bay; Ervin, Baden; Ezra and Verda, New Hamburg; Fannie-Mrs. Reuben Gingerich, Ailsa Craig; and Mary-Mrs. Curtis Gingerich, Zurich), 35 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Katie Baechler, New Hamburg; and Mrs. Mary Ruby, Albuquerque, N. Mex.). He was a member of the Wilmot A.M. Church. Funeral services were held at Steinman's A.M. church, Aug. 12, in charge of Peter Nafziger and Orland Gingerich.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LIV, Number 40 - October 10, 1961 - page 902, 903
Noah S. Bender
 
3264 Bender, Orie Leon, 74, Kitchener, Ont. Born: May 23, 1922, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Christian K. and Katie Bender. Died: Dec. 15, 1996, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors sons: Robert, Dale; brothers: Lloyd, Harold, Ross; 2 grand children. Predeceased by: Reta Brubacher Bender (wife), James (son), and Carolyn (daughter). Funeral and burial: Dec. 19, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 2 - January 14, 1997 
Orie Leon Bender
 
3265 BENDER, Paul Robert - Passed away, peacefully, after a prolonged illness, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, August 9, 1999, in his 54th year. Loving husband of Patricia (Abbott) and father of Timothy Paul and Peter Aaron. Dear son of Lorne and the late Ruby (Golbeck). Dear brother of Barb Wendling and her husband Bruce, Mary Hannusch and her husband Dave, Anne Cheeseman and her husband Bob. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Paul retired from Uniroyal Chemical, Elmira in 1987. More recently, he was a graduate of Conestoga College. He also served on the Board of Directors of Project Lift and volunteered for a number of years as a tutor for special needs students at Conestoga College Doon Campus. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the K-W Rangers Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Team. Paul's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Paul Robert Bender
 
3266 BENDER, Percy

At Stratford General Hospital, on Thursday, Aug. 30, 1990, Percy Bender, of 182 William St. S., Tavistock, age 72 years. Surviving is his wife, the former Alma Rudisuela; one brother, Warren and his wife Verna of Tavistock; four sisters, Martha Mayer of London, Ont., Mildred Erb of Tavistock, Miriam Yutzi of Baden and Louisa and her husband Donald Bender of Kitchener; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Peter Bender and Lydia Brenneman; one sister, Marilla Moreash and her husband Albert and brothers-in-law, Earl Mayer, Lloyd Erb and Erlis Yutzi. A former employee of Swift Canadian Company, Stratford. Friends may call at the Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock, after 2 p.m. today (Friday). Private family service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1. Pastor Brian Robinson of St. Jacobs and Pastor George Sim of Waterloo will officiate. Interment in Grace United cemetery. Memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society of to the Canadian Bible Society, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Sep 1990 
Percy Bender
 
3267 BENDER, REUBEN V., son of Noah and Lena (Ruby) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., June 23, 1910; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., following a car and bus accident, Feb. 21, 1968; aged 57 y. 7 m. 29 d. In 1934 he was married to Alice Litwiller, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Robert, Miriam--Mrs. Don Higgins, Doreen--Mrs. Douglas Snyder, Sandra--Mrs. Armand Roth, and Karen--Mrs. Harold LeBold), 6 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Eldon, Curtis, Ervin, and Ezra), and 3 sisters (Verda, Fanny--Mrs. Reuben Gingerich, and Mary--Mrs. Curtis Gingerich). One brother (Melvin) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Steinman Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 24, with Albert Zehr, Elmer Schwartzentruber, and Orland Gingerich officiating.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXI, Number 14 - April 9, 1968, Pages 331-332  
Reuben Valentine Bender
 
3268 BENDER,Richard Brent

On Friday, Jan. 3, 1992, at the home of his family, with them by his side, on Jackson Avenue, Kitchener, Richard Bender, of Toronto, age 37 years. Richard was employed with, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation (PWA), as a program co-ordinator. Beloved son of Anna (Swartzentruber) and the late, Ken R. Bender, who predeceased him, August 14, 1991. Sadly missed by his brother, Anthony and his wife and his sister, Faye, all of Kitchener. Grandson of Lydia Swartzentruber. He will be remembered by his extended family and many dear friends. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in a later edition of the Record, or may be obtained by calling the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Jan 1992 pg A11 
Richard Brent Bender
 
3269 SEILING, Ruth Kathleen Bender Bennett, RN - Nov. 2, 1925 - Jan. 9, 2009. Ruth passed away peacefully and courageously, following her latest stroke. Ruth has touched the lives of her family, friends and 'Freundschaft' through her unshakeable faith, love of life, dedication to nursing, learning and things historical (so many books, so little time!). Predeceased by her parents Edward Bender and Leah Brubacher, her siblings Earl, Marie and Lorne and her first husband Leroy Bennett. Dearly beloved wife of Fred Seiling for 27 years. Cherished mom of Philip of New York, Lois (William) of Toronto; step-mom of Ron (Jeanette), David (Nancy), Terry (Ruth) all from Elora/Elmira and Jeff (Penny) of B.C.; and mother-in law of Carolyn. Loving Grandma to Amie, Alan and Geoffrey of Mississauga; Leah, Evan and Stuart of Toronto; Jonathan (Melissa) of St. Catharines; Rebecca (Derek), David (Shannon), Bethany (Brandan), Nathan (Tania), Matthew (Sarah), Michael (Stacy), Adam, all of the Kitchener-Waterloo area, Greg (Sarah) currently serving in the Philippines, and Darcy, Ryan, Kevin, Travis and Ward of British Columbia. Great-grandma to seven (almost eight). Aunt Ruthie to her cherished nieces and nephews, mostly of Kitchener-Waterloo. Thanks to the caring and compassionate doctors, nurses and staff of the 4th Floor West of the Guelph General Hospital. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held at Parkview Church, 89 Speedvale Ave. W., Guelph on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau. Reception to follow in the church hall. Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 204-21 Surrey St. W., Guelph N1H 3R3 or World Vision Canada, 1 World Dr., Mississauga L5T 2Y4 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

WATERLOO REGION RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Jan. 10, 2009 
Ruth Kathleen Bender
 
3270 Bender.-Samuel M. Bender was born June 3, 1859, in Waterloo county, Ont.; died May 10, 1930; aged 70 y. 11 m. 7 d. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his seventeenth year and was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church to the end. He was married to Magdalena Lebold on Jan. 9, 1883. She preceded him in death Jan. 8, 1929. One son and 3 daughters were born to them. He is survived by 1 son, 2 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 1 brother. One daughter preceded him in death. Services were held at the home and at the Steinman A. M. Church by Bros. Chr. Gascho, Osiah Cressman, and D. H. Steinman. Texts, Phil. 1:20, 21 and Heb. 3:1-6. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 17 - July 24, 1930, Page 382-383

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Death of Samuel Bender - the death occurred at his home in Baden on Saturday last of Mr. Samuel Bender at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 7 days. The deceased had been in failing health for several years, but was only confined to bed for one day. The late Mr. Bender was born in Wilmot and spent the greater part of his life in farming. For some years he owned the farm now possessed by Mr. Em. Gerber in town. Leaving here he moved to Baden where he had charge of the telephone exchange. The deceased was a faithful adherent of the A.M. Church, a kindly friend to all, and was greatly esteemed by all who knew him. He was married to Magdalena Lebold, who predeceased him in January of last year. There are left to mourn him one son, Allen, Baden, and two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Jutzi, of Kingwood, and Mrs. David Steinman, of Vineland, also one brother, David M. Bender, of Cassel. The funeral was held on Tuesday forenoon to the Steinman A. M. Church and cemetery and was very largely attended.

New Hamburg Independent May 16 1930 pg 5 
Samuel M. Bender
 
3271 Swartzentruber, Sarah, daughter of Jacob M. and Marie (Ruby) Bender, was born in South Easthope, Ont., Jan. 15, 1890; died at Stratford, Ont., Dec. 22, 1972; aged 82 y. 11 m. 7 d. On Oct 19, 1911, she was married to Joel Swartzentruber, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Elroy, Vernon, and Willis) and 2 daughters (Nelda - Mrs. Lavern Lichti and Katie - Mrs. Wilmer Wagler). One daughter (Selma - Mrs. Milt Litwiller) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Cassel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church on Dec. 24, in charge of Vernon Zehr, Henry Yantzi, and Newton Gingerich; interment in the East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 4 - January 23, 1973 
Sarah R. Bender
 
3272 ROTH, Selma Passed away at her residence, Nithview Community, New Hamburg, on Thursday, July 19, 2012. She was born 86 years ago in Wellesley Township and was the daughter of the late John I. and Mary (Jantzi) Bender. Beloved wife of 67 years of Nelson H. Roth. Dear mother of Ralph and wife Margaret Roth of Tavistock, Renee Schmidt of Wellesley and John Schmidt of Listowel and Rudolph (Rudy) Roth of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Randall and Carrie Roth, Rosalee and Brent van Staalduinen, Russell Roth, Ryan and Melissa Roth, Andrea Schmidt and Brian Thomas, Melanie and Jeffrey Hall and her great-grandchildren Benjamin Roth and Kayle Roth. Remembered by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Florence Baechler, Harvey and Hilda Roth, Wallace and Betty Roth, Viola and David Brubacher, Earlus and Delores Roth. Selma was predeceased by her sisters Elfrieda and husband Rudy Steinman, Laura and husband Willis Lichti, brother Dan and wife Agnes Bender, brothers-in-law Earl Baechler, Raymond and wife Clara Roth, sisters-in-law Olive Roth, Teresa Soroka, nephew William Lichti, niece Marlene Baechler and nephew-in-law Ronnie Benedict. Selma was a member of Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. The interment will take place on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery, Baden. The funeral service to celebrate Selma's life will follow at 3 p.m. at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg with Pastor Marshall Eizenga officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of one's choice. On-line condolences and donation information available at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca Selma Bender
 
3273 Bender. - Simon, son of Joseph H. and Mary Bender, was born near New Hamburg, Waterloo Co., Ont., in 1890; died at his home on Oct. 23, 1912; aged 22 y. A sister, brother, father, mother, and 2 grandmothers, with a host of friends survive to mourn his early departure. His last and only sickness, appendicitis, continued for only eight days when he was relieved by death. He bore his sickness with much patience and was resigned to the will of God. Previous to his death he said to his loving sister who was standing by his bedside that if she would see such a beautiful glory as he does she would not mourn. About four years ago he accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the A. M. Church and was a faithful member until his death. Is this not true as the psalmist says, "As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over and it is gone, and the place thereof shall know it no more" (Psa. 103: 15, 16). Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church by D. H. Steinman and J. M. Bender. Interment at the 19th Line Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume V, Number 31 - October 31, 1912 - page 494, 495, 496 
Simon Bender
 
3274 Bender, Solomon R., was born in Wilmot Township, Ont., Jan. 16, 1882; died after a brief illness at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 1, 1957; aged 74 y. 10 m. 15 d. In his early youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church of East Zorra, Ont., of which he was a member until his death. He was the first to break the family circle. Surviving are his wife, the former, Rachel Iutzi, who he married Dec. 4, 1906, one daughter (Elvera, New Hamburg, Ont.), 5 sons (Clarence, Lloyd, and Laverene, all of East Zorra, Ont.; Milford, Wilmot Twp., Ont.; and Gladwin, Kitchener, Ont.), 3 brothers (John, South Easthope, Ont.; Christian and Ezra, both of East Zorra, Ont.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Noah Wagler, North Easthope, Ont.; Mrs. Christian Lebold and Mrs. Christian Baechler, both of South Easthope, Ont.), and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church in charge of Henry Yantzi, Joel Schwartzentruber, and Curtis Cressman. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 6 - February 11, 1958 - page 142, 143  
Solomon Bender
 
3275 SOLOMON BENDER

Solomon Bender, 85, of R.R.1, Elmira, died early Friday after a short illness. Born in North Woolwich township, he was a member of North Woolwich Evangelical U.B. Church. Surviving are one son, Claire, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Margaret) Schaefer, Waterloo; two brothers, George, Alma, Edwin, Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. E. N. Mohr, Pelham centre; Mrs. John Miller and Mrs. Susan Allgeier, both of Elmira. Two grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by his wife, a son, four brothers and three sister's. He was taken from the Funeral Home in Elmira and taken to North Woolwich Evangelical U.B. Church for funeral there, Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. J. W. Siebert officiated.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Jun 1955 pg 7
 
Solomon Bender
 
3276 Bender, Solomon M. Bender fifth son of John and Catherine (Miller) Bender, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., June 14, 1854; died at his home on Nov. 16, 1926, near Tavistock, Ont., at the age of 72 y. 5 m. 2 d. On Dec. 12, 1876, he was joined in holy wedlock to Sister Veronica Steinman of Waterloo Co., Ont., and moved to the farm in East Zorra where they lived until his death. This union was blest with eight children of whom three preceded him in death. Bro. Bender always took an active part in Sunday school work and young people's meetings. His seat in church was seldom vacant. He was always able to attend to the very last as the call of death came very sudden. He leaves to mourn his death his beloved wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters (Noah of New hamburg, Ont.; Simon, of Tavistock, Ont.; Mary, wife of Eli Ruby in California; and Katie, wife of Amos Baechler on the homestead). Daniel, the oldest son, has not been heard from for eighteen years . 25 grandchildren (3 preceded him), and 2 brothers (Samuel and Daniel) also survive. Services at the home were conducted by Bro. Menno Kipfer and by Bros. Dan Leobold, Osiah Cressman in English, and Bro. Dan S. Jutzi in German, at East Zorra A. M. Church where a large concourse of friends and relatives gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to our departed brother. Interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 48 - February 24, 1927, pages 1022, 1023 
Solomon M. Bender
 
3277 JUTZI, Verna Mae - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Monday, October 20, 2008, at her residence, Nithview Home, New Hamburg. She was born 93 years ago in East Zorra Township, a daughter of the late Elias and Magdalena (Zehr) Bender. Verna was a member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden. Verna served on the executive of the Ontario District of the Women's Missionary and Service Committee and was a long-time manager for knitwear with the Ontario Mennonite Relief Sale. Beloved wife of the late Alvin Earl Jutzi who predeceased her April 5, 1999. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Pearl Jutzi of Ottawa, and Douglas Jutzi of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Christina Jutzi and her husband Kevin Adams of Washington D.C., and Daniel Jutzi of Ottawa. Also remembered by a number of nieces and nephews. Verna was predeceased by daughters-in-law, Ruth (1968) and Anita (1996) and by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Samuel Jutzi, Emerson and Ahleda Jutzi, Salome and Chris Zehr, and Ada and Stanley Erb. Friends and relatives may call at Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyders Rd. W., Baden, on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Drudge and Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nithview Home or Steinmann Mennonite Church. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , New Hamburg assisted with arrangements. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

Waterloo Region Record 22 Oct 2008 
Verna Mae Bender
 
3278 Bender.- William, son of David R. and Barbara (Wagler) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Apr. 10, 1908; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 15, 1988; aged 80 y. On Oct. 3, 1933, he was married to Mabel Baechler, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Reta Wagler), 3 sons (Earl, Verle, and Ray), 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Lorne), and 2 sisters (Fannie Lichti and Mary Ann Ruby). He was preceded in death by one son (Glen) and one sister (Alma). He was a member of Hillcrest Mennonite Church.

Gospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 9 -February 28, 1989, page 158 
William Bender
 
3279 BENDER, Wilmer -- On Thursday, November 2, 1978, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Mr. Wilmer Bender, of Hincks St. New Hamburg, aged 65 years. He was a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg, and the New Hamburg Lawn Bowling Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Marion Yantzi; two sons, Raymond of Brooks, Alta., Richard of Port Elgin and two daughters, Mrs. Allan (Rosanna) Olsson of Cambridge (H) amd Mrs. Rick (Mary Ellen) Tompkins of Kitchener. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Moses Bender, the former Catherine Roth, four brothers, Arthur, Alvin, Elon all of New Hamburg, and Nelson of Lucan and two sisters, Mrs. Mahlon (Lydia) Zehr of Tavistock and Mrs. Vernon (Katie) Zehr of New Hamburg and 13 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father the late Moses J. Bender. The late Mr. Bender is resting at the Omand-Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 2 p.m. this afternoon, until Saturday, November 4, at 1 p.m. when removal will be made to Zion United Church where funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. with Rev. Charles Rennie officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside cemetery, New Hamburg.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Nov 1978 
Wilmer Bender
 
3280 BENDUS, Adam C.I.M.

Passed away. on February 1, 1999, after a lengthy illness, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 85th year. He was born on October 18, 1914, in Preston, Ont., where he was a lifelong resident. He leaves his wife, Pauline and one son, Danny of Cambridge (P). Mr. Bendus was a graduate of Galt Collegiate (1931) and a graduate of Waterloo University - Canadian Industrial Management Association Certificate in 1958 with the highest standing. Mr. Bendus was a foreman at Dominion Woollens and Worsted, at age 17 and later at Newlands Textiles. He was at Butler Metal Products, for 38 years, where he became the key set-up man for Automatic Machines, during the Second World War. Later, he specialized in Quality Control and initiated the Quality Control Department at Plant No. 2, at Butler Metals, which he continued with until his retirement in 1979. Mr. Bendus was also a musician, having been solo Violinist for the Galt Musical Society and for the Galt Collegiate Orchestras. As well, he was the leader of various sized orchestras in the 1930s, including the Bendus Brothers Orchestra. Mr. Bendus also played saxophone with some of the Dance Bands in the Cambridge, K-W area. Mr. Bendus was predeceased by his parents, Harry Bendus and Mary Spirko; by his sisters, Ann Chowhan (Brantford) and Petera Rudnicki (Cambridge) and by his brothers, Albert (Kitchener) and Ralph (Cambridge). He is survived by his brother, Fred and sister, Stella Bast of Cambridge. Mr. Bendus loved nature, had many intellectual interests and enjoyed long walks with his son, Danny. He especially enjoyed conversations, with his many friends and acquaintances, in Cambridge.

The Record 2 Feb 1999 pg B4 
Adam Bendus
 
3281 BENDUS, Ralph J.

Of Concession Road, Cambridge, on Thursday, April 4, 1996, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Lena Busczkowski; dear father of Gregory and his wife Audrey and Nancy Bendus, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by two brothers, Fred and Adam and two sisters, Stella Bast and Pat Rudnick, all of Cambridge. Mr. Bendus was born in Preston and was a lifelong resident. He was employed at Butler Metals, for 46 years, latterly as Traffic Manager until he retired nine years ago. He was a member of the RCAF and a musician in the Preston Legion Band, as well as a parishioner of St. Clement's RC Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, this evening (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge, on Monday, April 8, 1996, at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 6 Apr 1996 pg D13 
Ralph J. Bendus
 
3282 BAST, Stella Marie (nee Bendus)

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, April 14, 2005, in her 95th year. Beloved wife and mother of the late Henry (1987) and the late Ronald (1998). Dear mother of Dan and his wife Gay, Jerry and his partner Debbie, Jean Kampferseck and her husband Herb. Loving Grammy of Melanie and Hugh, Leanne and Jay, Mike and Linda, Kathy and Jody, Stephanie and Derek, Rob, Jeff and Tracy and Erin. Proud Great Grammy to Mikayla and Sydney. Sister-in-law to Lena Bendus. Stella was the last surviving sibling of the Bendus, family. Stella lived at Golden Years Nursing Home, for the last two years. Stella’s kindness and caring made this a warm home for her. Stella's focus was her family and she was surrounded by them in her passing. Her humor, laughter and loving embrace will be missed by them all. Predeceased by her siblings, Ann (Chowhan), Albert, Adam, Frederick, Patricia (Rudnicki) and Ralph. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass, will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, on Monday, April 18, 2005, at 11 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday, at 7 p.m.

The Record 16 Apr 2005 pg B7 
Stella Marie Bendus
 
3283 IBELL, Gladys Evelyn

Of Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at her residence, in her 92nd year. Gladys Benedict, beloved wife of the late Alfred Ibell (1976) and the late James France (1938). Dear mother of Lionel France and his wife Verdella of Hamilton, Harold France and his wife Ellen of Cambridge, Evelyn Emilson and Elaine France, all of Hamilton; lovingly remembered by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of Charles and Emma Benedict. Mrs. Ibell, was born in Stratford, a longtime resident of Cambridge, resided in St. Catharines, for 12 years, returning to Cambridge, three years ago. She was a past member of King Street Baptist Church, Cambridge and Queen Rebekah Lodge No. 54. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Victor Lujetic officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 22 Sep 2001 pg B19 
Gladys Evelyn Benedict
 
3284 BENEDICK, John Frederick Christian
Male, age 50
German, labourer
Crime: Rape
Victim: Mamorrow, Elizabeth Trial: 1867/10/08
Assizes; Berlin, Ont.
Judge: Draper (Morrison)
Execution fixed to: 1867/12/20
Recommendation for mercy: no
Result: O. in C. of 1867/12/04, PC 152
Commutation: life imprisonment, Provincial Pen.,
Ontario
Reference: RG 13, vol. 1407, file 2A; 1867-1868
Content: order-in-council, correspondence, petition. 
John Frederick Christian Benedict
 
3285 A-1-89 Nicolas Benedick Letters of Administration to the Estate of Nicolas Benedick, late of the Township of Waterloo, Blacksmith, deceased, granted the Twenty Eighth day of February 1856 to Paul Benedick, brother of the said deceased on his giving proof that his said brother died Intestate, on or about the Sixth day of February last past, on his giving a Bond and Security for the due administration of such Estate himself and two securities in the persons of David Reist of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, and Adam Ackerman of the same place, Innkeeper, each in the sum of Fifty pounds.

Letters granted 28 February 1856
Died 6 Feb 1856.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Nicholas Benedict
 
3286 Henry Edward Benham

At the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on Monday, Nov. 1, Henry E. Benham, of 25 Ainslie St. North, Apt. 4, Galt, in his 88th year, beloved husband of Gertrude A. Jeffery. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Little and Son Funeral Home, Grand Ave., Galt. Funeral service on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m. Interment Trinity cemetery, Galt. A Masonic memorial service under the auspices of Galt Lodge Number 257 A.F. and A.M. at the funeral home, Wednesday evening, at 8 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Nov 1971 pg 29 
Henry Edward Benham
 
3287 Benham, John David (Benny) - Passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Linda (nee DaMaren), loving father of Mike (Shelley) and Laura, both of Cambridge and dear grandfather of Kayla, Myah and Hailey. Beloved son of Lois and the late Clarence Benham dear brother of Carol (Bob) Elder of Vancouver, B.C. The family will welcome friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Hespeler Presbyterian Church, 73 Queen Street, East, Cambridge on Saturday, September 13th at 11 a.m. with interment at New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The Waterloo Region Record - Sep 2008 
John David Benham
 
3288 WILLIAM BENHAM DIED ON SUNDAY

Victim of Accident during Snowstorm in January.

William Charles Benham, 116 Victoria Avenue, well known Main Street business man and popular musician, died yesterday as a result of injuries sustained when struck by a car about six weeks ago. While crossing Main Street near the Royal Bank to catch a bus on the evening of January 31, Mr. Benham walked into the side of a car driven by Herbert J. Stoops, 20 Rosemary Avenue, Toronto. The car had stopped for the red light at Ainslie Street and was starting off again slowly when the accident occurred. Mr. Benham, it was said, was shielding his face from a snowstorm and did not see the car. Apparently the door handle of the car struck his face, inflicting a compound fracture to the sinus.

Hope Was Held.

Mr. Benham was taken to the Galt hospital for treatment and for a time strong hope was held for his recovery. However, complications developed and two weeks ago yesterday he was removed to Toronto General hospital where he underwent a critical operation on March 6. It was only on Friday of last week that he was brought home from Toronto. Coroner Dr. J.H. Radford announced that no inquest would be held. A post-mortem examination was held yesterday which revealed, it was said, that death was due to an abscess of the Brain.

The late Mr. Benham was in his 46th year. He was born in London, England, and on coming to Canada lived first at London for a few years and later for a short time at Brantford before coming to Galt 22 years ago. Mr. Benham was an expert candymaker and had been connected with Palmer's confectionary store ever since he came to this city. For the past seven years he has been a partner in the ownership of the Palmer business.

In Musical Circles.

Few musicians in Galt were more widely known than William Benham. For years he played in the orchestra at the old Scott's opera house. He was in frequent demand as an entertainer at social gatherings and was generous in donating his talent for worthy causes. Latterly Mr. Benham had been a valued member of the recently formed Galt Symphony Orchestra, in which he played the tympani. Before coming to Galt he also played in the 7th Regimental band at London, Ont.

Mr. Benham was a member of Alma lodge, A., F. & A. M., and was of the Presbyterian faith. Surviving are, his wife (Mabel Hays), on son, Leslie, at home; two brothers, Henry, 22 Grand Avenue South, and James of London, England; and two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Boyer and Mrs. B. Wells, also of London, England.
The remains of the late Mr. Benham are resting at Gray Brothers' Funeral Home, 123 St. Andrews Street, until Tuesday morning. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence to Mount View cemetery. 
William Charles Benham
 
3289 BENN, Anthony (Tony)

Formerly of Moore Street, Cambridge, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1992, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Ella C. Hart; dear father of Ross and his wife Sarah of Thunder Bay, David and his wife Janice of Mount Forest; dear grandfather of five grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers, Stanley Mador of Woodstock and Michael Madorozny of New Jersey, U.S.A. and one sister, Jennie (Mrs. Graham Robinson) of New Jersey, U.S.A. Mr. Benn was born and lived all his life in Cambridge (Preston). Retired from the Preston Metal and Roofing; a member of St. Clement's RC Church; veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the RAF and the RCAF. Member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Barthel Funeral Home, Saturday, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Nov 1992 pg A11 
Anthony "Tony" Benn
 
3290 The men who took the most prominent part in organizing the first library in the village were: Rev. Dr. Bayne, Alexander Burnet, James Cowan, John Gowinlock, William Trotter, H. G. Barlow, James Harris, Andrew Elliott, Francis McElroy, Francis Hogg, Andrew Moscrip and Walter H. Benn. These men have long since passed away, but they all did good work in their day in laying the foundations of a progressive and moral community; to the older generation of Galtonians their names call up a crowd of memories of the days that are no more. 1a

1a First Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, Berlin 1913, pg 17

__________________

Born in County Kerry, Ireland, came to Galt in 1832. He was a shoemaker, but his first job in Galt was as foreman in James Smith's harness shop. Also operated a hotel on Water St. Galt for a number of years. He was a member of Galt's first debating society and was involved in the library.2a

2aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [snippet from original text in book]

____________________

In our obituary of today will be found a name that for many years past has been a "household word" in Galt. Walter H. Benn departed this life on Monday last, at half-past 3 o'clock. Mr. Benn had for some time past been in but indifferent health, so that his demise was not unexpected. He was aged 58 years.

The subject of this notice was an Irishman b birth, and came to Galt in the year 1832. Naturally of a quick and active mind, he soon took quite a position in the growing village he had selected as his future residence; and there are but very few in our midst but what have on some occasion or other paid tribute to "Walter's" eloquence, his strong flashes of wit, his great fund of anecdote, and the rich quotations with which he could always embellish any theme upon which he was speaking. His natural abilities were of a very high order, and he possessed a most retentive memory and fine flow of language. His abilities, indeed, fitted him for a much higher position than he occupied; and there can be no doubt, had he enjoyed the blessings of education, that he would have filled a much more prominent position than fell to his lot in our midst. And now, in closing this brief notice of his removal from amongst us, let us treat his failings as we have all to hope that ours will be treated, and think of him only as the light-hearted, witty, rollicking Walter Benn of the days that are now past never more to return. One by one the connecting links between the present and the past are being severed; the death of Mr. Benn will leave a blank in our town that will perhaps never again be filled.3a

3aGalt Reporter Feb 7 1868 pg 2 
Walter Hayes Benn
 
3291 Anna Benner, "was married to William Clarke. They resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Anna Benner
 
3292 Barbara Benner, "was married to John McNab. They resided in Pennsylvania, thence in Bridgeport and West Montrose, Ontario. The husband left her years ago (by 1871 John had left) and she now resides with a daughter in Dubuque, Iowa." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby
 
Barbara Benner
 
3293 BERTHA M. BENNER KENESKY

On Tuesday, July 13, 1976, Bertha Benner, aged 82 years, of 132 King St., St. Jacobs. Beloved sister of William and Arthur, both of St. Jacobs. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Four brothers and three sisters predeceased her. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, until Friday morning at 11 a.m., when removal will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs, for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Malina officiating. Interment St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Jul 1976 
Bertha Maria Benner
 
3294 Catharine Benner, "was born June 9th, 1832. She is married to Elisha Hewitt, a farmer. They reside near West Montrose, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Benner
 
3295 Evannah Benner, "the youngest of old Philip Benner's children, was married and moved west. No report of family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Evannah Benner
 
3296 George Benner, "resided in Bridgeport, Ontario, for some years, then he moved to Illinois." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Benner
 
3297 Jacob Benner, "was born August 25th, 1808. In 1825 he came to Canada and settled in Berlin where he was engaged in blacksmithing (His old shop stood where now is built the Central Hotel) until 1839 when he went to West Montrose where he erected a saw mill and woollen mills, and also was proprietor of a beautiful farm. He was doing quite an extensive business for many years. He was married to Nancy Bear, March 13th, 1830. She was born April 29th, 1808, and died August 22nd, 1867. He died March 17th, 1890. To them were born six children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_____________________

German

To be German is my pleasure,
For I'm German to the core;
Those who fill the German measure,
Are the ones whom I adore.

German I shall be forever,
Since a German I was born.
Reading, writing German ever,
Shall my heart and hand adorn.

German customs, German manners,
German prayer and sermon too,
Wave o'er German ways their banners,
Since in them they're ever new.

German press and German learning,
Held aloft the German name.
Who can cease his German yearning,
Forever it exerts its claim.

German drink and fare I favor,
German dress is unsurpassed:
It's the German way I long for,
From the first until the last.

What is German, let us cherish,
We whose German blood runs true,
So that German here may flourish,
And from age to youth renew.

May then German seeds be growing,
In our North America;
Might its joys to us be flowing,
Here in Upper Canada.2a

2aHerbert Karl Kalbfleisch, The History of the Pioneer German Language Press of Ontario, 1835-1918, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), pp.117-118

________________________

As we go farther up the river road we pass the 'Big Ridge, There the roadway has been cut through a gravel hill and then we come to a cross road, where, on the south east corner, Jacob Zuber has lived so long that it is now called Zuber's Corners. The road to the west, winding down the hill, passes the West Montrose school house and on through one of the prettiest woodland roads in this locality, crosses the river to the village of West Montrose. The bridge which here crosses the Grand River was long called Benner's Bridge, after Jacob Benner, who for a number of years had a store, a saw mill and a woollen mill at that place.3a

3aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Jacob Benner
 
3298 John Benner, "resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he died." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Benner
 
3299 John Benner, "was born February 10th, 1834. He is married to Ellen Struthers and at present he resides at Owen Sound, Ontario, where he is engaged in the woollen mills." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John B. Benner
 
3300 Joseph Benner, "resided in Woolwich Township, but moved to Illinois many years ago. Names of his wife and children were not received" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Benner
 
3301 Joseph Benner, "was born March 30th, 1842. He was married to Jessie Hewitt who died in 1879. In 1894 he again married a widow, near Teeswater, whose name could not be learned. At present he resides at Petoskey, Michigan." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph B. Benner
 
3302 Lived with Benjamin Eby. Maria Benner
 
3303 Maria Benner, "was born December 25th, 1830. On October 21st, 1852, she was married to Jacob Reinhart who was born June 12th, 1831. They resided about four miles east of Berlin where he was engaged in farming and manufacturing grain cradles, etc. From here they moved to Nelson Ruby's farm near Manheim where they resided until 1888 when they moved to Berlin where they still reside. To them were born seven children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Maria Benner
 
3304 Maria Benner, "was married but never lived in Canada. No report of her whereabouts." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Maria Benner
 
3305 Philip Benner, "a native of Baden, Germany, was born in June, 1780. When a young man he emigrated to America and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was married and raised a family of eight children. About the year 1825 he, with his wife moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County where he died October 20, 1870."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_________________

It has been suggested that Mary (Fralick?) died in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania in 1825 perhaps at the birth of her last child. More research is needed. 
Philip Benner
 
3306 BENNER, Stanley Longacre 1945 - 2011 Passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at age 65. Husband of Margaret for 35 years; father of Nathan; brother of Dick Benner, Beatrice Benner, Florence Witmer, and Louise Baerg. Also will be greatly missed by friends, co-workers at Mosaic and fellow members of Rockway Mennonite Church. Predeceased by a brother, Ernest. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Stan's life and faith will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Rockway Mennonite Church, 32 Weber Street West, Kitchener at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Scott Brubaker-Zehr officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Condolences for the family and donations to the Mennonite Central Committee may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-84451a

1aWaterloo Region Record 7 Mar 2011 
Stanley Longacre Benner
 
3307 Victoria Benner, "was born June 18th, 1838. She is married to Andrew L. Anderson. They resided for many years in Toronto where he was engaged on the staff of the Globe and Mail newspapers, and recently came to Berlin where he edits the Berlin Telegraph."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Victoria Benner
 
3308 William Benner, "was born April 17th, 1836. He is married to Agnes Isaac. They reside at Severn Bridge, Muskoka, where he is engaged as fireman and engineer." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Benner
 
3309 Baden

Mr. John Bennet, formerly of Baden, died at Preston on Thursday, Nov. 25th, at the age of 81 years. Burial took place in the Baden Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. Deceased had been a resident of Baden for many years and in his early days was employed as patternmaker in the Jacob Beck foundry. He is survived by three sons and one daughter, Daniel and Louis of Baden, William of Preston and Mary (Mrs. William Erb) of Brantford.

New Hamburg Independent, December 3, 1920 
John Bennet
 
3310 BENNETT, Dana Andrew

It is with great sadness, that we announce his sudden passing on Monday, March 19, 2012, at the age of 37 years. Loving husband and best friend of Kerri. Cherished Dad of Owen and Trenten. Loving son of Murray and Donna Bennett and son-in-law of Henry and Jeannette Myderwyk. Dear brother of Murray (Elle) and brother-in-law of Jodie McMaster (Bobby). Survived by six special nieces and by many relatives and friends. If Dana was not working hard with his ConMed team, he spent all the time he could with his family in Grand Bend. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. Funeral Services will be held from Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 94 Elgin Street South, Cambridge on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 10 a.m. Private family interment will follow.

Cambridge Times 24 Mar 2012 
Dana Andrew Bennett
 
3311 BENNETT, Frederick William

Of 1119 Bleller St., Cambridge, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1993, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Jane Bennett; dear father of Debra Lynn Bennett of Kitchener; loving son of Isabel Bennett and the late William Alton Bennett (1992). Dear brother of David and his wife Lynne of Cambridge, Jane and her husband Thomas O'Drowsky of Waterloo, Elizabeth Anne and her husband William Boll of Midland. Mr. Bennett was born in Cambridge (Preston) and was a life-long resident of the area. He had been employed for a number of years at Zehrs Markets and was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, the Royal Canadian Legion, Hespeler Branch No. 272 and a former member of the Preston Scouthouse Band. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 12, 1993, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, King Street, Cambridge, at 2 p.m., by Rev. Norris Heubner. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Feb 1993 pg A11 
Frederick William Bennett
 
3312 Kitchener's reputable Mayfair Hotel had a scandalous secret

KITCHENER - It was just past noon when William Ter Marsch heard a knock at his hotel room door. It was the police. They'd heard about the strange operations he'd been performing, and now there would be questions.

Officers pushed their way inside and found an assortment of tools needed for Ter Marsh's secret work - bottles of glycerin, mysterious vials, droppers, syringes and needles.
It was Nov. 1, 1933. More than three and a half decades before abortions were legal in Ontario, Kitchener's now-demolished Mayfair Hotel was known as a place where women "in trouble" could find a solution to their "problem."

And Ter Marsch was the unlikely man to offer his help, for a fee.

An accountant with no formal medical training, he'd stumbled on a lucrative, and illegal, side business in the middle of the Great Depression. As a former book keeper to A. E. Dunlop, Ontario's provincial treasurer, he was well-connected, impeccably dressed, and trusted by the women who came to him.

Then it all fell apart.

A young woman, Lois Hughes, had died at St. Mary's General Hospital. She was victim of what the coroner called septicemia, or blood poisoning, from a botched abortion. The evidence pointed straight at Ter Marsh.

On her death bed, Hughes told her story, and detectives were dispatched to the Mayfair Hotel looking for Ter Marsh. The details of Hughes' tragic end would be repeated in court and in the pages of The Record over the following months...

Waterloo Region Record 22 Aug 2015 
Lois May Bennett
 
3313 Norman H. Bennett Passes - One of Ayr's best known residents, Norman H. Bennett, passed away Thursday at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital in his 80th year. He was born in Oshawa and resided in Galt for some years before coming to Ayr. For 25 years he successfully operated a hardware store in the premises now occupied by Kress of Ayr. He sold the business to William McKenzie following World War II and accepted the position of postmaster. He served in this capacity until his retirement in 1953. Mr. Bennett was an adherent of Knox United Church and was active in the Galt Curling Club. For several years he had assisted in the work of the Ayr Horticultural Society in maintaining the various plots and beauty spots about the village. He is survived by his wife, the former Estelle Maus; three brothers, Charles of Oshawa, Frank, Sault Ste. Marie, and Lewis of British Columbia. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former May Green, in 1948. - The Funeral - Funeral service was conducted on Monday from Kipp Funeral Home, Paris, by Rev. D. E. Willis. Interment was made in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Ford and Neil Hancock; Neil, Roy and .Robert Bennett, and Donald Bruce.

The Ayr News Dec 7 1967 pg 12 
Norman Hall Bennett
 
3314 ADAMS, Shirley Phyllis

Of 215 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 1984, at K-W Hospital, in her 51st year, Shirley Bennett. Beloved wife of George C. Adams; step-mother of Don, Wayne and Mark, all of Cambridge. Also survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Bennett of Grandview, Man. and a brother, Dwain Bennett of Thunder Bay; also by a aunt and uncle, Jim and Vera Reilly, of Kitchener. Mrs. Adams was born in Grandview, Man.; a resident of Cambridge, for six years, coming from Kitchener; was employed by the Unemployment Insurance Commission of Kitchener, a member of Temple Baptist Church, Cambridge. Funeral service for Mrs. Adams, was held today (Tuesday), at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Aug 1984 pg D17 
Shirley Phyllis Bennett
 
3315 BENNETT, Wesley - Passed away peacefully at Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge on Saturday, November 22, 2008 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Joyce Bennett (nee Holland). Survived by his children, Bonny Osborn (John) and Ted (Debbie); his five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his brother, Bramwell (Isabelle); brother-in-law, Robert Holland (Margo); his sisters-in-law, Connie Lutz and Dorothy Redwood and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, Bill and Bus and his sisters, Edith, Dolly and Thelma. A memorial service will be held at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. In memory of Wesley donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada.

The Waterloo Region Record - Nov 2008 
Wesley Bennett
 
3316 Charlotte Louise Bennetto, wife of Thomas McGiverin, was the daughter of Israel Bennetto and Philadephia {Hooper} Bennetto of Lambeth, London, England, and later of Hamilton, Ontario.

Charlotte Louise was born in the Lambeth Registration District on 10 August 1847, and came to Hamilton in Canada West with her parents and siblings as a young child. Her father, Israel Bennetto, died at Hamilton on 31 Aug 1859 -- Charlotte was just barely 12 years old.

Charlotte's younger sister, Susan Elizabeth Bennetto, eventually became a school teacher, and served the Hamilton School Board for over 52 years. She was the first woman Principal in the City of Hamilton -- quite an achievement for the times -- and which is why I became interested in tracing this family.1a

1aEmail of Beth Mills 2012 
Charlotte Ann Bennetto
 
3317 Benninger Playground

Located on Madison Street between 60th Place and Fresh Pond Road, Benninger playground is named after former Queens Parks Commissioner Albert C. Benninger (1885-1937). Benninger was born in the town of [New] Germany, Canada, and moved to the United States at the age of four. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served during the Spanish-American War (1898-1899). In 1905, after leaving the military, Benninger moved to the Glendale section of Queens, New York. Seven years later, he was elected Queens Assemblyman, and he later served on the Board of Aldermen. In 1916, he served briefly as Commissioner of Public Works. Two years later, Mayor John F. Hylan (1869-1936) appointed Benninger Commissioner of the Queens Parks Department. In 1928, Benninger retired from this position, but was re-appointed two years later and served until 1933. Between 1933 and 1937, he served as Federal Marshal for the Eastern District of New York.

Benninger Playground is located in Ridgewood, a neighborhood that straddles the Brooklyn-Queens border near Myrtle Avenue. The community is bounded by Metropolitan Avenue to the north, the Long Island Railroad to the east, Central Avenue to the south, and Flushing Avenue to the west. Dutch farmers displaced the region's original inhabitants, the Mespachtes Native Americans, in the early seventeenth century. Later, English colonists gave the area the name Ridgewood for its wooded topography. In the 150 years after the area's first European settlement, the larger surrounding communities of Queens and Brooklyn took shape. During this time, many people argued over which of these future boroughs rightly held Ridgewood. In 1769, English colonists settled the dispute by placing the "Arbitration Rock" at the intersection of Montrose and Onderdonk Avenues, officially defining Ridgewood as a part of Queens.

The City of New York acquired this property by condemnation on August 20, 1936; Parks assumed jurisdiction on the same day. In 1937, the Board of Alderman passed a resolution that named the property Albert C. Benninger Playground. When the playground opened, it featured a handball court, play equipment, and a basketball/volleyball court that could be used as a wading pool during the summer months.
Fifty years later, the playground underwent a $623,000 renovation and Parks shortened the property's name to Benninger Playground. New handball and basketball courts, play equipment, safety surfacing, drinking fountains, fencing, and benches were added. In 1995, the playground received an $85,000 perimeter steel fence funded by Council Member Thomas V. Ognibene. Today, the facility features two handball courts, a full basketball court, assorted swings, modular play equipment, safety surfacing, a spray shower, and game tables. An inscribed bronze, bas-relief plaque, located on the outer wall of the comfort station, honors the life of Albert C. Benninger and serves as a reminder of the important contributions he made to the New York City park system.1a

1awww.nycgovparks. org 2010

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Obituary of Albert Benninger

Albert C. Benninger. Brought from his home at Glendale, Long Island, New York, the body of U. S. Marshall Albert C. Benninger was laid to rest beside the grave of his mother in St. Boniface Cemetery at New Germany yesterday afternoon. The funeral was from the Lippert-Hunter funeral home at 2 o'clock with a short service conducted by Father Joseph Diemert.

At Glendale prominent political leaders and public officials paid tribute to the dead marshal who also fought with U.S. Marines in the Spanish-American War. More than 5,000 lined the streets of Ridgewood and Glendale, suburbs of Brooklyn, N.Y., as the funeral cortege proceeded to St. Pancras R.C. Church on Monday. Flanking the hearse as it proceeded from the funeral home to the church were Aldermanic President Wm. F. Brunner, Justices William Carswell and Frank F. Adel of the Appellate Division, District Attorney Charles P. Sullivan, Police Inspector Michael J. Murphy and city court Justice Charles W. Froesel, the casket bearers. A squad of marines followed the hearse.2a

2apaper unknown 
Albert Charles Benninger
 
3318 George lived with his son in Waterloo Township, Ontario in 1851 George Benninger
 
3319 Lived with Andrew Benninger in 1852 in Waterloo Township. Jacob Benninger
 
3320 Keller, Mrs. Norman (Margaret) - Suddenly at K-W Hospital, on Monday, August 8, 1977, Margaret Benninger, aged 71 years, of 247 Erb St. W., Apartment 6, Waterloo. Mrs. Keller was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church; daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Benninger. Survived by her husband, Norman Keller; mother of Grant, Mrs. Lawrence (Murl) Benoit, both of Kitchener, Mrs. Patrick (Joyce) Fleming of London, Ont., Mrs. Wayne (Lorraine) Schlueter of Waterloo; Leo of Walkerton, Mrs. Ernesta Dunnell of Tavistock, Mrs. Wilfred (Corrina) Karges and Mrs. Clara Wedge, both of Kitchener, and Mrs. Tillie Kuenmann of Detroit, Mich. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Gloria, one brother and one sister. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a CWL rosary at the funeral home Wednesday at 3 p.m. Parish rosary will be said at the funeral home Wednesday, at 8:15 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church at 10 a.m. Rev. F. J. Swaine officiating. Interment in Parkview cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Regular hours of visitation will be observed at the funeral home.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, 8 August, 1977 
Margaret M. Benninger
 
3321 MRS. MARGARET HERGOTT

Mrs. Margaret Hergott 79, of Maryhill died yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Guelph, following an illneses of one week. Born in Formosa Jan. 27, 1866, she was a daughter of the late Mathew Benninger and Margaret Ellige. She attended St. Boniface R.C. Church, Maryhill, and was a member of the Christian Mothers Association. On Oct. 9, 1883 in Formosa she married Anthony Hergott who survives together with three sons, Anthony, Kitchener; Joseph, Elora; and Herbert, Maryhill; a daughter, Mrs. Martin (Mary) Weiler, Waterloo, two brothers, Frank Benninger, Formosa, and Thomas Benninger, British Columbia; and two sisters, Mrs. Ignatz Huber, Deemerton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Kerr, Detroit. Remains are resting at the Keller Funeral Home, Kitchener, where prayers will be said at eight o'clock Thursday evening followed by requiem mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church at nine a.m. Friday.

Kitchener Daily Record 1 Aug 1945 pg 13 
Margarete "Margaret" Benninger
 
3322 BENT, Collin - Passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Victoria Hospital in London, at the age of 60. Son of the late Scott and Edna Bent. Beloved husband of Ismay Bent for 32 years. Loving father of Christopher, Michael, Donovan, Andre, Philip, Nicholas, Dale, Wayne, Nicole and Cathy. Cherished grandfather to his six grandchildren. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters, Eric, Glen, Elmay, Victoria, Kathleen, Myrna and Cecile. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Collin's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation will follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Collin's family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Collin's memorial.1

1Waterloo Region Record Newspaper 1 Apr 2008 
Collin Bent
 
3323 Bentin, Manfred - 1939-2009 - Passed away quietly at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on March 13, 2009 in his 70th year. He is survived by his friends notably Audrey Lash, Gary Howe and his wife, Pat Haney, Jonathon McNeil, Gerry Kraak, and Graham Downer and his wife Cary as well as many others. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed. A Memorial Visitation will be held in Manfred's honour at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge on Wednesday March 18, 2009 from 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital or the Cambridge and District Humane Society.

The Waterloo Region Record - Mar 2009 
Manfred Bentin
 
3324 In June of 1879 the pulpit of Union Church, which had been occupied by Rev. Richard Bentley since 1871, became vacant.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. Richard Bentley
 
3325 Nov. 26 1880 Carl Berberick died in New Germany at age of 58 years, of consumption, after a long illness. Carl Berberich
 
3326 Catherine is reported to have been born in Kuelsheim Baden Germany, docuementation needed. Catharina Francisca Berberich
 
3327 BERBERICH, James John - Suddenly at his home in Carrick Township, on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in his 75th year. Predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Laura (nee Reinhardt) Berberich. He will be loved and remembered by his brothers, Edward, Thomas, Anthony of Carrick Township and sisters, Marie Kueneman, Bernadette Schneider, both of Mildmay, Rita Martin and sister-in-law, Hilda Berberich, both of Kitchener. Predeceased by brothers, Leonard, Arthur; sisters, Marcella Durrer, Loretta Hauk, Rosetta Lorentz and Florence Berberich. He is also loved and remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friend, Jean Howard. The family will receive friends at the Greg Roberts Funeral Home, Mildmay on Friday, March 3 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Recital of prayers 3:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart RC Church, Mildmay on Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.m. Spring interment Mildmay Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. James John Berberich
 
3328 John Berberich, well-known teacher in the German areas of Ontario, died in St. Joseph's Hospital in Guelph. He was born 73 years ago in Germany and for many years was a teacher in New Germany, Berlin, Preston and North Easthope. Later, he moved to Dayton, Ohio and remained there until he retired. Then, he remained particularly in Formosa and Chepstow, Bruce County. On Christmas Day two years ago, he suffered a broken hip on the way to church, and since then, he has been a resident of the above-mentioned hospital. Burial followed on Sunday in New Germany. Very Rev. W. Klöpfer of Berlin, whose first teacher was the deceased, took part in the service.1a

1aBerliner Journal 19 Nov 1903 pg 4 col. 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

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Through the aid and influence of the 'Rev. Father Laufhuber, a zealous travelling missionary, stationed for a time in Berlin, the Separate School was established in 1858. The schoolhouse, a one roomed brick building, was erected on the church property, within a few feet of where the present schoolhouse stands, and paid for by private subscription.
Mr. John Berberich was the first teacher. He had an attendance of about 60 pupils. The members of the first Board of Trustees were Rev. Father Laufhuber and Messrs. George Jantz and Anselm Wagner.

School History, Waterloo County and Berlin By Thomas *Pearce; First Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1913. 
Jean "John" Berberich
 
3329 Magnus is reported to have been born in Uissigheim, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, documention needed. Joseph "John" Berberich
 
3330 Gore Census: Magnus BERBERICH (head of household)

1832 - 6 males over 16, 7 males under 16, 3 females over 16, 4 females under 16.
1834 - 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 1 female over 16, 1 female under 16.
1837 - 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 1 female over 16.
1838 - 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 2 females over 16.
1839 - 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 1 female over 16, 2 females under 16.
1840 - 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 1 female over 16. 
Magnus Berberich
 
3331 Berberich, Pearlous (Joe) Alvin - Passed away, peacefully, at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in his 80th year. Lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 60 years, Wilma (nee Ruby). Beloved father of Paul (Jane), Sheila Huntley (Ross), Melanie Devine (Dan) and Brenda Krukowski. Cherished grandfather of ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. As a member of the RCAF, he served his county overseas in the Second World War. A life long resident of Bridgeport, he was a loyal employee at Canadian Blower and Forge for 51 years. A memorial service to celebrate Pearlous' life will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 544 Bridgeport Road, Kitchener, with Rev. Michael Hackbusch officiating. Donations of sympathy may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in memory of Pearlous' 55 years of faithful church service to his Lord and can be arranged though the Edward R. Good Funeral Home at 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com "Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life."1a

1aThe Record, February 23, 2004 
Pearlous Berberich
 
3332 A-1-24 Corneli Berchly: Last Will and Testament of Corneli Berchly, of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman,

…In the name of God, Amen. I Corneli Berchly, of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, being weak in body but sound in mind and memory….(First) I comit[sic] my soul in the hands of my redimer[sic], and my body to be buried in a Christian order according with my profession of religion and station of life. Further, I ordain that my Executors shall collect all my outstanding debts and pay all creditors as soon after my decease as circumstances will permit of it. Further, I will and bequeath all my landed property to my beloved wife Regina, which she shall hold and possess during her natural life or so long as she remaineth my widow, but in case she should get married again she shall remove from the premises, and shall have no claim to the said premises, and the moveable and personal property shall be sold by my Executor at a Public Auction, but my widow shall have a right to select all such property in the house as she wishes to take for her own use and benefit before the property is sold. I authorize and empower my Executors to take all the money arising from my estate and personal property and put it on interest and the interest to be employed for the maintenance of my beloved widow Regina, and after her decease all the remaining property I will and bequeath to my sister Antonia Berchly residing in the Kingdom of Wertemberg in Germany, Europe. And I appoint for my sole Executor my trusty friend and "naibor" Joseph Roth of the Township of Waterloo…

Witnessed by Michael Koesterer and I.B. Bowman
Will Dated 12 December 1853
Proved and Insinuated 18 January 1854
No Inventory amount
Died 14 January 18541a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber 
Corneli Berchly
 
3333 MURATZKE, Mrs. Percy (Annamae)

On Tuesday. Sept. 6, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital, Annamae (nee Berdux) Muratzke, age 87 years. Beloved wife of Percy H. Muratzke, dear sister of Vaughan Berdux of London. Ont. She was born in Wellesley, daughter of the late Philip Berdux and the former Annie Weitzel. Annamae was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Queen Street South, Kitchener: the Ladies Guild and the Happy Gang of the church. She was a member of the Waterloo, Adult Recreation Centre and had been employed with Mutual Life Assurance Company in Waterloo. Visitation at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Queen Street South, Kitchener, Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Allan Scharlach officiating. Interment Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery.

The Record 7 Sep 1994 pg A11 
Annie Mary Lizzie Berdux
 
3334 George Berdux
By Record Correspondent

WELLESLEY, April 22 Native of Wellesley, George Berdux, 63, died today at the K-W Hospital after an illness which lasted several months. Formerly a butcher here, he had operated a fur farm at Wellesley the last couple of years. He attended St. Paul's Canadian Lutheran Church here. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Berdux.

Besides his wife, the former Leanor Schmidt, he is survived by one son, Ralph, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Dorothy) Miller, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Walter (Helen) Kraehling, R.R. 1, St. Agatha; Mrs. Oliver (Esther) Glebe, Kitchener; Mrs. Gilbert (Norma) Peterson, Kitchener; and Mrs. Norman (Kathleen) Lichty, Kitchener; one brother, Valentine, Kitchener, two sisters, Mrs. Clemens Diedrich, Congress, Sask.; and Mrs. Mary Galloway, Kitchener, and two grandchildren.
The body is resting at the Futher Funeral Home, Wellesley. 
George Berdux
 
3335 KRAEHLING, Helen - At K-W Hospital, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1989, age 74 years, the former Helen Berdux of 75 York St., Kitchener. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Daughter of the late George Berdux and the former Leonora Schmidt. Wife of the late Walter Kraehling, who predeceased her in 1984. Mother of Sandra Kraehling-McCoppen and her husband Richard and Susan Wahl and her husband Alan, all of Waterloo; sister of Ralph and his wife Laverne of Stratford, Dorothy Miller and Esther Glebe and Kathleen Lichty and her husband Norman, all of Kitchener and Norma Peterson and her husband Gill of OriIlia; grandmother of Shelley, Kathy and Stephanie Falk and Sarah and Michael Wahl. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. Interment Parkview cemetery, Waterloo.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record Nov 2 1989 pg A11 
Helen M. Berdux
 
3336 Miss Edith Berdux

WELLESLEY, March 1-- Services for the late Miss Edith Bcrdux, 63, who died at Wellesley, Feb. 27, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m., from the Futher Funeral Home, Wellesley. A memorial service at the First St. Paul's Lutheran Church will follow at 2:30, with Rev. C. A. Kraemer officiating. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Mar 1948 pg 13 
Ida "Helen" Berdux
 
3337 Miss Edith Berdux WELLMAN,

March 1 Services for the late Miss Edith Berdux, 63, who died at Wellesley, Feb. 27, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m, from the Futher Funeral Rome, Wellesley. A memorial service at the First St. Paul's Lutheran Church will follow at 2:30, with Rev. C. A. Kraemer officiating. interment will be made In the adjoining cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Mar 1948 pg 13 
Ida C. Berdux
 
3338 Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich on March 11, 2018 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Norman Lichty. Loving mother of Patricia Heipel and her husband Keith. Kay will be lovingly remembered by her sister Norma Peterson of Toronto, the Heipel family, and family friend Linda Bain. Predeceased by her parents George and Leonora Berdux, siblings Dorothy (Gil) Miller, Helen (Walter) Kraehling, Ralph (Laverne) Berdux, Esther (Oliver) Glebe, and brother-in-law Gilles Peterson. Kay was born in Kitchener on April 18, 1927, and spent her youth in the Wellesley area. It was there; she met and married her husband of 68 years. The family expresses gratitude to Dr. O'Connor and the staff at Bluewater Rest Home for their compassion and outstanding care.

A private family funeral service will be held. Cremation with interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Zurich (519-236-4365).

Donations to Bluewater Rest Home or Alzheimer Society of Huron County would be appreciated by the family. For those who wish, donations may be made at the funeral home with cheque or cash.

Homes, H. (2018). LICHTY: Kathleen (Kay) Emma (née Berdux) of Bluewater Rest Home, formerly of Kitchener-Waterloo - Haskett Funeral Homes | Exeter, Lucan & Zurich Ontario. Haskett Funeral Homes | Exeter, Lucan & Zurich Ontario. Retrieved 13 March 2018, from http://www.haskettfh.com/lichty-kathleen-kay-emma-nee-berdux-of-bluewater-rest-home-formerly-of-kitchener-waterloo/ 
Kathleen Emma "Kay" Berdux
 
3339 "inconu" probably is French for unknown. Philip Berdux
 
3340 BERDUX, Valentine W. (Val)

On Thursday, Jan. 9, 1986, at K-W Hospital, Valentine W. (Val) Berdux, aged 86 years, of 75 York St., Kitchener. Dearly beloved husband of his loving wife, Clara. Predeceased by his son, Jack in 1935; two brothers and three sisters. Mr. Berdux was born at Wellesley, son of the late Ferdinand Berdux and the former Catharine Roeder. Val was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, for over 50 years; formerly owned and operated Berdux Meat Market in Waterloo, then was a well known fur rancher, until his retirement and had a book published entitled "The Berdux Method of Chinchilla Raising". Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and until noon on Monday, then at St. John's Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo, for the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Rev. Eric Weber officiating. Interment Waterloo Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Jan 1986 pg D15 
Valentine Wilhelm "Val" Berdux
 
3341 Miss Wilhelmina Berdux

By Record Correspondent

WELLESLEY. Sept. 2. A two-year illness terminated last night in the death of Miss Wilhelmina Berdux, 81, at her home in Wellesley. Daughter of the late Peter Berdux and Katherine Yost, she was the last surviving member of that family. She attended the First St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Private funeral service will be held at her home on Monday and public service at St. Paul's Church, Wellesley, at two o'clock, Rev. C. A. Kremer officiating. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery. The remains are resting at the Futher Funeral Home until Sun, day at 11 a.m. when removal win be made to her home.

The Waterloo Chronicle Sep 8 1944 pg 3 
Wilhelmina Berdux
 
3342 BERG, Alex of Wellesley, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, age 88, he had farmed in Wellesley Township until his retirement in 1951, son of the late Conrad Berg and the former Elizabeth Herman; his wife had predeceased him in 1952; survived by three sons Clayton of Hamilton, Herbert of Waterloo and Ralph of Route 1, Millbank; one brother George of Tavistock; seven grandchildren; predeceased by two brothers. The late Mr. Berg is resting at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley, till noon on Thursday, when removal will be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church for a memorial service at 2:30. Rev. Orval Jansen will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Aug 1973 
Alexander Berg
 
3343 BERG, Allan H. - Peacefully, on Thursday, May 3, 1990, at Brunner Nursing Home, Allan Henry Berg, formerly of Wellesley. Mr. Berg was born in Wellesley township, 98 years ago. He was a son of the late Christian Berg and the late Maria Glasser. He had farmed in Wellesley Township, retiring to Wellesley in 1951. He was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wellesley. Beloved father of Esther and her husband Weybourne Hoerle of RR 2, Baden, Dorothy and her husband Elmer Lantz of Wellesley, Lloyd Berg of Waterloo and Ruth and her husband Walter Doering of RR 2, Baden. Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, the former Clara Lautenschlager, May 31, 1975 and also by five brothers; three sisters; one grandson, Brian and one great-granddaughter, Julie. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St., Wellesley, where family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Sunday, May 6, removal will be made to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, for the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Wilmer Minke will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mark's Lutheran cemetery, Wellesley.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Allan H. Berg
 
3344 GADSILL - Mrs. Henry Neeb, 90, of North Easthope Township died Sunday at Stratford Hospital. The former Catherine Berg, she was born at North Easthope, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Berg. She was a member of the 1st St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wellesley, and of the church's ladies aid. She was predeceased by her husband in 1947, and also by one daughter, two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are three sons, Henry and Clarence, both of North Easthope and John of Gadshill; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Fleischauer, of Stratford; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Futher Funeral Home, Wellesley, until 1 pm Wednesday, when removal will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for service at 3 pm, conducted by Rev. O. Brillinger of New Hamburg. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Aug 1965 
Catherine Berg
 
3345 It is with regret that we chronicle the death this week of Catharine Berg, which took place at the home of her sister in-law, Mrs. Henry Berg, at Baden. Interment took place in the Lutheran cemetery here on Monday afternoon. The deceased spent most of her life on a farm near the village and had reached the age of 72 years. She was an invalid and unable to walk the greater part of her life.

New Hamburg Independent, February 27, 1920

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Berg
- At Baden, on Feb. 19th, Catharine Berg, aged 72 years, 11 months and 1 day

New Hamburg Independent, February 27, 1920 
Catherine Berg
 
3346 Conrad K. Berg - After a brief illness, Conrad K. Berg, 81, of St. Jacobs, died today at K-W Hospital. (February 1963) Born January 9, 1882 in North Easthope Township, he was a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Peter Berg. He farmed in the Linwood area before moving to St. Jacobs about 18 years ago. Mr. Berg was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Linwood. He was predeceased in 1931 by his wife, the former Clara Ehnes. Surviving is a daughter Vera, of St. Jacobs. A brother and sister predeceased him. The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, after Sunday. Removal will be made Tuesday at 11 a.m. to St. Peter's Church, Linwood, where service will be conducted at 2 p.m. by Rev. A. L. Wedman. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Linwood.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 
Conrad K. Berg
 
3347 BERG, Gordon C. -- Peacefully, on Sunday, July 9, 1988, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Gordon Christian Berg, of RR 3, Wellesley. Gordon was born in Wellesley township 75 years ago, a son of the late Albert Berg and the late Mary Lipps. Lifelong member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wellesley and had farmed at Lot 12, Concession 5 all his life. Beloved husband of Hilda K. (Neeb) Berg of RR 3, Wellesley; dear father of Morris and his wife Wendy Berg of RR 5, Woodstock and Marjorie Berg of RR 3, Wellesley. Lovingly remembered by his three grandchildren, Jacqueline, Jason and Karen Berg. Predeceased by one brother, Arthur Berg in 1987. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St. Wellesley, where the family will receive friends today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Tuesday, removal will be made to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church for the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Wilmer Minke and Intern Don Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in the St. Mark's Lutheran cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Jul 1988 
Gordon Christian Berg
 
3348 BERG, Herb-Peacefully, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1996, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Herb C. Berg, in his 81s year, of Waterloo. Beloved husband of Eileen (Ritter) Berg; loving father of Mark Berg and his wife Sandra of Kitchener; dear grandfather of Jonathan Berg; brother of Ralph Berg of Wellesley and Clayton Berg of Hamilton. Herb was employed with the LCBO for 23 years until his retirement. He was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home Elmira on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Saturday at 9 a.m., transfer will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira for funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Richard Frey officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 19 Sep 1996 
Herbert Conrad Berg
 
3349 Howard John Berg

Victim of a heart attack, Howard John Berg, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Berg, 56 Wellington street, Kitchener, died at his home, Thursday, in his 21st year. He had been ill ten days. Deceased attended the K.W. Collegiate and later was employed by his father who operates a trucking business. He was a member of St. Matthew's church. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Robert and Walter and one sister, Hilda. Funeral services were hold Sunday afternoon from the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home to Mount Hope Cemetery, Rev. J. M. Schmieder officiating.

Waterloo Chronicle 31 May 19388 pg 3 
Howard John Berg
 
3350 BARCLAY, Irene, H. - At Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, on Sunday, March 5, 1995 after a lengthy illness, the former Irene Hilda Berg, formerly of Birchcliffe Avenue, Kitchener, aged 62 years. Irene was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church and was Secretary Treasurer of Barclay Boiler Service since 1970 retiring in 1993 due to ill health. Daughter of Mrs. Mabel Berg of Tavistock; mother of Joyce and Janice, and her husband Robert Heier, all of Kitchener. Two grandchildren, Kyle and Brittany also survive. Predeceased by her father, Allan Berg; her husband, John in 1993; one brother, Ivan and one sister, Marie. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., until 11 a.m. on Tuesday when removal will be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, where the funeral and committal service will be held at 1 p.m., with Pastor Bill Shafer officiating. Interment will be in the St. James Lutheran Cemetery, North Easthope. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Freeport Hospital Health Care Village as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 6 Mar 1995 
Irene Hilda Berg
 
3351 Irene Berg

BADEN— Residents of Baden and vicinity were shocked to learn of the death of Miss Irene Berg on Sunday evening. February 11th. Although the late Miss Berg had been in failing health for the past year, because of heart trouble. Her many friends were stunned to learn of her early demise at the age of thirty-four years. Miss Irene Berg was a daughter of Mrs. Henry Berg and the late Mr. Berg and was born in Philipsburg on March 31st, 1905. Besides her sorrowing mother she is survived by one brother Mr. Mel Berg of Kitchener. The late Miss Berg was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and always took an active interest in all its various branches. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the home of her mother at 1.30 o'clock.

Waterloo Chronicle 16 Feb 1940 pg 3 
Irene Maria Berg
 
3352 BERG, Ivan Conrad -- Of Route 1, Gadshill. Died suddenly Thursday, May 4, 1978, as a result of a train car collission near New Hamburg. Born in North Easthope Township, 45 years ago, the son of Mrs. Mabel Berg of Wellesley and the late Allan Berg. He was a member of St. Jame's Lutheran Church, North Easthope, where he served as the church counsellor for many years. He farmed in North Easthope Township most of his life. Dear husband of the former Dorothy Wettlaufer; dear father of Brian, Terry, Janet and Judy, all at home; dear brother of Irene (Mrs. John Barclay) of Kitchener. Predeceased by his father Allan in 1972 and one sister Marie. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home in Wellesley where the family will receive friends on Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 2 to 4:30 and 7 to 9. At noon Monday, May 8, the remains will be removed to St, Jame's Lutheran Church for service at 2:30. Rev. Orval Jansen will officiate. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 May 1978 
Ivan Conrad Berg
 
3353 Captain William Langley, sailed from Bremen, with father Peter, aged 42, male, farmer, from Niedergemunden, bound for Upper Canada with: Hannah (Anna) aged 32, 7 mos., female, from same, Henry aged 11 & 6 mos., male from same, and John, aged 21, male, farmer, from same (Is this the other John Berg from North easthope? - maybe a newphew to Peter, or child from a first marriage?) Johan Peter "Peter" Berg
 
3354 Son of Konrad Berg and Anna Katharina Schmitt Johan Peter "Peter" Berg
 
3355 Bread Pudding
1 cup bread crumbs
1 pt. milk
1/2 cup sugar
Butter the size of an egg
2 eggs
A little salt
Lemon extract
Bake in a quiet oven.

Butter Scotch Pie
2 cups hot water
1 cup brown sugar
About 4 tablespoons of butter
2 spoons full corn starch or enough to make it nice and thick
Vanilla to taste
Then let Clarence [her son]eat. 
Katharine Martha Berg
 
3356 WELLESLEY - February 2, 1952 - Mrs. Norman Koehler, 54, of Berlets Corners died Saturday night at her home. She was born in North Easthope, Feb. 1, 1898, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berg. Her marriage to Norman Koehler took place in New Hamburg in 1924. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wellesley. Four sons, Earl Schmidt, of Berlets Corners, Karl of North Easthope, Norman and Henry at home, and two daughters, Hilda, of Kitchener and Ella, at home survive. Also surviving are six sisters, Miss Annie Berg of Breslau, Mrs. Jacob Schneider of Breslau, Mrs. Charles Wegfahrt of Philipsburg, Mrs. Edward Nau of Shakespeare, Mrs. William Studer R.R. 5, Stratford, and Mrs. Astor Koehler, R.R. 1, Wellesley. Private funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home with public service at St. Paul's Church, Wellesley, with Rev. H. Binhammer officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. The body will rest at the home after 1 p.m. tomorrow.1a

1aKitchener-WaterlooRecord 3 Feb 1952 
Leah Louisa Berg
 
3357 Koehler, Mrs. Astor (Elsie) - Peacefully, on Monday, Dec. 10, 1984, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Elsie Marie Koehler, of 20 Admiral Rd., Kitchener, formerly of Wellesley. Elsie was born in North Easthope Township 91 years ago. She was a daughter of the late Henry Berg and the late Mary Herman, a member of St. Marks's Lutheran Church, Wellesley. Beloved mother of Verna (Mrs. Roy Kraehling) and Marie (Mrs. Wilfred Nebb), both of Kitchener and Dorothy (Mrs. Harold Knipfel) of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Astor John Koehler, November 11, 1973 and also by one daughter, six sisters and one grandchild. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St., Wellesley, where the family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9. At 9 am Wednesday, Dec. 12, removal will be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wellesley, for funeral service at 11 am, Rev. Wilmer Minke will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Wellesley.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Marie Elsie Berg
 
3358 PETER BERG, son cf Henry and Elizabeth Berg, was born at Philipsburg Feb. 14th, 1860. He was brought up on the old homestead and educated at the Philipsburg common school. The farm is situated on Lot 18, south of Erb's Road, and was cleared in part by his grandfather, who settled on the farm in 1837. Henry Berg, father of the present owner, took possession on March 7th, 1848. Peter Berg subsequently secured the farm on March 22nd, 1889, and engaged in mixed farming. He held the position of school trustee from 1900 to 1904, and was elected a councillor for Wilmot Township by acclamation 1905 to 1906.1a

1aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906) pg32 
Peter Berg
 
3359 DOERING, Ruth Elizabeth

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. Ruth was a resident of Kitchener and was formerly of Philipsburg. She was born 76 years ago in Wellesley Township a daughter of the late Allan and Clara (Lautenschlager) Berg. Ruth was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg where she was a member of the ELW. Ruth was an avid quilter and enjoyed bowling, knitting and going for walks with her close friends. Beloved wife of Walter Doering who she married January 17, 1953. Loving mother of Ronald Doering of Waterloo and fiancé Ginnie Timpson of Hespeler, Robert Doering and Dee Hughes, Mark and Tammy Doering, all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by grandchildren Grant, Heather, Christopher, Michael, Shaun, Chris, Samantha, Elizabeth, Brett, Madelynn, Patrick, Kylene and by great-grandchildren Brayden and Ava. Lovingly remembered by sisters Esther Hoerle of New Hamburg, Dorothy and Elmer Lantz of Wellesley, and by sisters-in-law Norma and Armand Weiler of Baden, and Karolyn Heubner of Kitchener, as well as by many nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by brother Lloyd Berg and by brothers-in-law Weybourne Hoerle and Norris Heubner. Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Sheryl Stone officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. On-line condolences and donation information at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

Waterloo Region Record 17 Nov 2009 
Ruth Elizabeth Berg
 
3360 Doering, Ruth Elizabeth \endash passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday October 29, 2009 at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. Ruth was a resident of Kitchener and was formerly of Philipsburg. She was born 76 years ago in Wellesley Township a daughter of the late Allan & Clara (Lautenschlager) Berg. Ruth was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg where she was a member of the ELW. Ruth was an avid quilter and enjoyed bowling, knitting and going for walks with her close friends.

Beloved wife of Walter Doering who she married January 17, 1953. Loving mother of Ronald Doering of Waterloo and fianc? Ginnie Timpson of Hespeler, Robert Doering and Dee Hughes, Mark & Tammy Doering, all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by grandchildren Grant, Heather, Christopher, Michael, Shaun, Chris, Samantha, Elizabeth, Brett, Madelynn, Patrick, Kylene and by great-grandchildren Brayden & Ava. Lovingly remembered by sisters Esther Hoerle of New Hamburg, Dorothy & Elmer Lantz of Wellesley, and by sisters-in-law Norma & Armand Weiler of Baden, and Karolyn Heubner of Kitchener, as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Ruth was predeceased by brother Lloyd Berg and by brothers-in-law Weybourne Hoerle and Norris Heubner.

Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Sunday November 1, 2009 at Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Sheryl Stone officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Doering, Ruth - Mark Jutzi Funeral Homes. (2017). Mark Jutzi Funeral Homes. Retrieved 28 October 2017, from http://markjutzifuneralhomes.ca/obituary/doering-ruth/ 
Ruth Elizabeth Berg
 
3361 BERG, Vera Catherine - Of St. Jacobs, passed away at K-W Hospital, on Sunday, June 26, 1994, in her 83rd year. Beloved daughter of the late Conrad Berg and the late Clara Ehnes.Special friend of Dr. Irene Hain of Linwood.Also survived by several cousins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. A public graveside service will be held at Linwood Lutheran Cemetery on Thursday, June 30, 1994 at 2 pm. Rev. David Lowe officiating.1a

1aThe Record 27 Jun 1994 
Vera Catherine Berg
 
3362 BERG, Walter -- At his residence, 33 Milton St., New Hamburg, on August 2, 1981, Walter Berg, age 82 years. Beloved husband of Clara Berg (1976)l dear father of Lloyd of Cambridge (H); dear brother of Mrs. John (Hilda) Knarr of Tavistock and Mrs. Archie (Edith) Baldwin of Florida. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Howard, Lianne and David Berg. Predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock, until noon on Wednesday, Aug. 5, when transfer will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Tavistock, for funeral service at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Paul's cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Aug 1981 
Walter Berg
 
3363 BERG, Walter C. -- At the K-W Hospital, on Monday, June 1, 1981, after a lengthy illness, Walter Christian Berg of 356 Dumfries Ave., Kitchener, aged 66 years. A member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, president of Berg the Mover Ltd. He was past president and founder of the Waterloo Regional Kidney Foundation. Husband of the former Ida Heubach; father of Ted of Kitchener, David of Toronto; brother of Mrs. Hilda (Howard) Niergarth of Kitchener; two grandchildren, Kristyn and Trevor also survive. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Howard and Robert. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, until noon on Thursday, when removal will be made to St. Matthew's lutheran Church where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Paster Harold Brill officiating. Interment will in Memory Gardens cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Jun 1981 
Walter C. Berg
 
3364 Boshart.--Catherine Boshart (nee Berkey) was born Mar. 10, 1826, in Ontario; died Dec. 8, 1920, at the home of her daughter (Katie Koupher) near Albany, Oreg.; aged 94 y. 8 m. 28 d. She was united in marriage to Christian C. Boshart, May 19, 1844, in Ontario, living in matrimony more than 48 years. To this union were born 5 sons and 7 daughters. Her husband, 1 son, and 3 daughters preceded her in death. Those who remain are Jacob, Katie Keupher, Marie Brenneman, John, Daniel, Mattie Jantzi, and Leah Beilstine. In the year 1890, they moved from Ontario to Milford, Nebr., where her husband died in 1892. In 1915, she came with her daughter to Albany, Oreg. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. She had been ailing for some time, her death being caused by a bad cough and old age. She bore her afflictions patiently, often expressing her desire to be with Christ. She leaves 4 sons, 4 daughters, 41 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services Dec. 11, 1920, conducted by Joseph Schrock, Dan Erb, and C. R. Gerig. Texts, Psa. 39, 103, 23. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, near Albany, Oreg.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 40 - December 30, 1920, page 791 
Catharina Berge
 
3365 A-1-63 Henry Bergey, Letters of Administration to the Estate of Henry Bergey, of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, deceased, granted the Eighth day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty five to his widow Elizabeth Bergey, on her giving proof that her said husband died intestate on or about the twelvth day of February next before, and on her giving Bond and Surety for the due Administration of such Estate, herself, and two securities in the persons of Samuel Bitzner and Georg H. Clemens, both of the said Township of Waterloo, Yeomen, each in the sum of four Hundred Pounds…Inventory being to the amount of One Hundred and eighty three pounds and ten shillings.

Letters granted 8 March, 1855
Died 12 February, 1855.
Inventory amount £183/10/-1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Heinrich S. "Henry" Berge
 
3366 Bergen Electric Robert Bergen
 
3367 Bergen, Robert W. - On Saturday, May 22, 1993, at St. Raphael's Nursing Home, Kitchener, Robert William Bergen, in his 93rd year, formerly of Balmoral Drive, Kitchener. Beloved father of Walter and his wife Charlotte; dear grandfather of Robert and his friend Tamsin, William and his wife Line; loving great-grandfather of Spencer and Natasha. Predeceased by his wife, Emma (nee Ziegler) in 1986, his brothers and sisters. Robert was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and founder of Bergen Electric Limited. Visitation was at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener. Funeral service was held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Donald Pond officiated. Internment Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial gifts to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 25, 1993 
Robert William Bergen
 
3368 Bergen, Walter T. - Peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2007 at Freeport Hospital, at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Charlotte. Loving father of William (Tami) and Robert (Tamsin). Cherished grandpa of Spencer, Natasha, Josephine, Liam and Jackson. Walter was an active member of the business community. He was involved in running the family business, known as Bergen Electric Ltd., with his father and his son spanning over 80 years of service to the KW area. A memorial service celebrating Walter's life will be held in the chapel of the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home (519-745-9495), 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Friday, December 7, 2007 at 3 p.m. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

The Record, December 5, 2007 
Walter Theodore Bergen
 
3369 1943: New Hamburg man invents a better hockey stick

New design patented by Clayton Berger of New Hamburg

Originally, hockey sticks were manufactured out of one piece of wood. This prevented a proper curve in the heel and toe of the stick.

But a new revolution in hockey stick construction arrived in 1943 with a patent by Clayton Berger of New Hamburg, and the hockey stick was transformed into what we know today.

Berger's development changed the simple hockey stick into multiple different sections which came together to make the entire stick.

This alteration allowed it to be manufactured with substantially less wasted material and also created a very light, strong and durable hockey stick.

This exhibit and 149 more are available to view at the "To Canada with Love from Wilmot" exhibit at Castle Kilbride, which contains 150 people, places and things that helped to put Wilmot

1943: New Hamburg man invents a better hockey stick. (2017). NewHamburgIndependent.ca. Retrieved 24 December 2017, from https://www.newhamburgindependent.ca/community-story/8020226-1943-new-hamburg-man-invents-a-better-hockey-stick/ 
Edward Clayton "Clayton" Berger
 
3370 In December when NVC [Nith Valley Construction] was preparing for the new foundation of the building along Mill Street, they found some soft non-native ground next to the original foundation of the hotel. They dug out the soft ground and at the bottom, they found a circular metal ring that looked like it was the base of some sort of barrel. the ring was severely rusted and it fell apart. They backfilled the hole and poured a concrete block on top to support the elevator. Based on the depth that they found this ring, I believe it belonged to the blacksmith shop that was located on this spot from 1858 to 1870. It was owned by Franz and Josephina Berger...1a

1ahttp://www.imperialnewhamburg.com/?p=1215
"The Imperial" a blog by Marie Voisin covering the restoration of the Imperial Hotel in New Hamburg, Ontario 
Franz "Francis" Berger
 
3371 BERGER, Horst Roy-Suddenly on Wednesday, June 19, 1974, age 16 years, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Horst Berger of 27 Oriole Parkway, Elmira; brother of Diana, Heinz, Karsten, Chris and Heidi. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, after noon Friday. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Burial in the Elmira cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 20 Jun 1974 
Horst Roy Berger
 
3372 SCHNARR, Margaret Julianna August 26, 1915 - October 27, 2010 Mom went home to be with Dad and celebrate their 76th wedding anniversary last night, October 27, 2010. She was 95. Devoted mother of Ronald Schnarr (Dorothy deceased), Joan Ziegler (Duncan), Jack Schnarr (Wendy deceased). Her legacy will live on through her grandchildren Laurie, Leslie, Louise, Luanne, Leighe, Lyndie, Dave, Cathy, Jim, Jodie, Jill and Jay as well as thirty-one great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harry Schnarr in 2002; parents, Frank Berger and Wilhelmine (nee Matthies); and by her brothers and sisters. Her strong will and determination saw her through the depression, a World War and led her to be a resourceful and independent woman who was able to care for herself and her family into her later years. In her spare time she loved dancing, gardening, playing cards and board games, watching the Blue Jays and many game shows. But her greatest love was her family and following their many accomplishments. The family wishes to extend their thanks to Dr. Curtis and all of the nursing staff at St. Mary's Hospital for their care of Margaret. The funeral service will take place in the chapel of the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11 a.m., the Rev. Tom Moisan officiating. Following the funeral, a reception will be held in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Following the reception, for those who wish to attend, interment will take place in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the War Amps or a charity of your choice and can be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com1a

1aWaterloo Record Record 29 Oct 2010 
Margaret Julianna Berger
 
3373 .....Pilot Rex Myrick , 22, lifted off from northern Scotland on a warm, clear afternoon. Navigator Claude Berges , 27, sat in the seat behind him.

Their twin-engine, heavy fighter had loaded cannons, rockets under the wings, and a rare target.

A reconnaissance patrol had spotted a German destroyer in a Norwegian fiord north of Bergen. It was supported by at least nine escort vessels.

Nazi Germany had little navy left. It was three months from defeat. But it was still a formidable foe, desperate to maintain Norwegian shipping lanes that supplied iron ore for the German war machine.

The Allies felt they had to attack.

Rex and Berg, as he liked to be called, belonged to 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force . Its motto was "Ready to Fight."

Both had trained for years, but had yet to face the enemy. They had crewed together for just two months.

Pairing them made sense. Both were sons of southern Ontario merchants. Rex's father owned a butter-making creamery in Tillsonburg. Berg's father owned a bakery in downtown Kitchener, at Weber and Frederick streets.

You could call them bread and butter. Perhaps that's how Rex felt when he picked Berg to be his navigator.

"I think we'll get along fine together," Rex wrote to his parents.

Berg had attended Kitchener Collegiate Institute. He pondered becoming a pharmacist. When he enlisted to fight, he joined the army before switching to the air force.

In 1943, he married in Quebec City while training there. He left his bride Hilda to go overseas. The couple had no children.....

Outhit, J. (2018). Ring brings back memories of shot-down pilot. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 9 February 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8125592-ring-brings-back-memories-of-shot-down-pilot/ 
Claude Berges
 
3374 BERGES, Joseph Edwin

Joe entered into eternal life with his God on Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at the age of 84 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Clements RC Church. Joe was the beloved husband for 51 years of Marianne (nee Pautler) and a devoted and loving father to his daughters, Sister Mary Jane of the School of Sisters of Notre Dame, Hamilton and Joanne Lambke of Cambridge. Joe delighted in his grandchildren, Bob and Jennifer Lambke and was cherished by them. He was predeceased by his parents, Sophie and Edwin Berges and his brother, John. He is survived by his brothers, Frank and Clarence. Joe worked at St. Clements School (Custodian) and the Preston Post Office. His God, his church and his family were Joe's priorities. He also had a great love of and respect for wildlife, streams and woodlands. Joe's sense of humor and love of great music filled his home with Joy and laughter. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, at St. Clements RC Church, at 10 a.m.

The Record 2 Feb 1998 pg B3 
Joseph Edwin "Joe" Berges
 
3375 MRS. MARY BERGMAN

The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Bergman, who passed away at her home last Friday was held from her residence, 625 Laural street, yesterday morning. At 9 o'clock the funeral mass was held in St. Clement's church, Rev. P. J. Meyer officiating. The pallbearers, grandsons were Messrs., George, Eugene, Leonard, Harold, Leo and Joseph Fuch's of Preston. The funeral was hugely attended. Interment was in the R.C. cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 27 Dec 1932 pg 3 
Mary Berges
 
3376 Abraham Bergey, " was of unsound mind."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Bergey
 
3377 Abraham Bergey, "resides at Strasburg, Waterloo County, Ontario. He was born February 10th, 1828. On August 15th, 1853, he was married to Susannah Bretz who was born in 1833, and died in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, where they then resided, August 19th, 1879, In Spring, 1880, he became acquainted with Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Salome (Latschaw) Kinzie, whom he afterwards married. She was born in Ontario, near Doon June 1st, 1842. Soon after the second marriage he moved to the place where he now resides. To him and his first wife were born six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

________________________________________


BERGEY - On the 13th of March, 1897, at Berlin, Ont. , Abraham Bergey, aged 69 years, 1 moth and 3 days. Buried on the 16th at the C. Eby M. H. The deceased had been feeble for some time and required the same attention in as that given a child.2a

2a Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 7, April 1, 1897 - Page 109, 110, 111 
Abraham Bergey
 
3378 Abraham Bergey," resides at Alton, Michigan, where he is managing a commission store. He is married to Eliza Johnston. They have three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Bergey
 
3379 Abraham Bergey," second son of old Hans Bergey, was born January 6th, 1743. On September 3rd, 1776, he was married to Salome Gorgas who died November 20th, 1782. After the decease of his first wife, he, on January 6th, 1786, was married to Esther, daughter of old Jacob Shantz, and sister to old Isaac Shantz, grandfather to all our Shantzes of this county. She died March 13th, 1821. They resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. To Mr. Abraham Bergey and his first wife were born three children, and to him and his second wife were born six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham Bergey
 
3380 Abraham Bergey,"was born February 15th, 1871, and died March 23rd, 1873."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham Bergey
 
3381 Nahrgang.-Amelia Bergey, beloved wife of Menno Nahrgang, passed away at her home near New Hamburg, Ont., on Sunday morning, April 19, 1936, after an illness of only a few months. Death was due to a heart attack. She was born in Wilmot Tp., Sept. 20, 1873, the daughter of the late David and Louisa (Bowman) Bergey. At the age of 18 she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained an active and faithful member to the end. As a young woman Sister Nahrgang followed the teaching profession for a period of ten years. She was a former student of Elkhart Institute and Goshen College. In 1909 she was married to Menno Nahrgang, and since her marriage has resided on the farm near New Hamburg. In the Sunday school she served as a teacher for many years. With the beginning of the women's missionary organization in Ontario she was appointed president, which office she held until her death, besides being the president of the local organization during that entire period. Surviving are her husband, 1 daughter (Alice), and 2 adopted sons (Fred and Philip Richardson) ; also 1 sister (Mrs. Fred B. Miller of Kitchener) and 3 brothers (Gilbert of New Dundee, Milton of Toronto, and Herbert of New Hamburg). A sister (Eva) and a brother (Ezra) predeceased her. In her passing, her home will miss her as a kind and loving mother and companion, the church has lost one who sought to carry forward her program at the cost of sacrifice, and in the community she will be missed as one who was always ready to lend a helping hand. Funeral services were held April 22 from her late home, followed by public services at the Biehn Church and burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services conducted by the brethren, M. Hallman, S. F. Coffman, and C. C. Cressman.1a

1aGospel Herald, May 7, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.6 - page 126, 127 
Amelia B. Bergey
 
3382 Nancy Bergey," was born October 7th, 1842. She was married to David Croft and resided in Hespeler, Ontario, where she died September 2nd, 1870. They had a family of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Anna Bergey
 
3383 Annie Bergey," was born October 31st, 1847, and died April 11th, 1885. She was married to Robert Tydaman and resided at Wordsworth, Medina County, Ohio. Their family consisted of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Annie Bergey
 
3384 Barbara Bergey, "was born March 30th, 1812, and died March 18th, 1874 Barbara Bergey, " was born September 19th, 1813. She was married to Benjamin Good, January 6th, 1839. They resided at the Martin Mennonite Meeting House, where she died. Her death took place December 11th, 1882. They had ten children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Bergey
 
3385 Catharine Bergey, " is married to Patrick Melia. They reside at Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas. Their family consists of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Born Oct 9, 1838 in Preston, Ontario, Canada. She died at her home four miles east of Ford, March 11, 1925, at age of 86, in Ford, Ford County, Kansas, and is buried in the Ford Cemetery.

She was married to Patrick Henry Melia July 18, 1865, and to this union were born 6 children: I.N and J.A. of Bucklin, E.V. of Ford, Henry W. of Jefferson, Oklahoma, O.B. of Loveland Colorado, and Mrs. Milton W. Stanley of Wamego, Kansas, all of whom surivive her with the exception of Henry W. who proceeded her in death in 1923. She united with the church in early girlhood and was a consistant and faithful Christian all her long life.

In 1869 she, with her husband, moved to Ionia County, Michigan, where they resided until 1880, at which time they moved to Saline County, Kansas. From there, they came to Ford County in 1885, where she has since resided. In 1899, Her Husband preceeded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss, 2 brothers, Tobias Bergy, of Jackson, Mich., and Wellington Bergy of Calidonia,Mich. and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Morey of Alma, Mich. also leaves 4 sons, one daughter, 22 grand children and 2 great grandchilddren and many other friends who will miss her happy smile and cheerful presence, but their loss is her gain.

Mrs. Melia lived to a ripe old age. She had not been in good health for the past 2 years, but her last illness was only a few days when she obeyed the summons "to come up higher."

She had been a faithful interested member and supporter of the Congregational Church of Ford for the last 24 years. For the last 2 years she had not been able to get out much, but her peace of mind flowed on like a river and her cheerful, happy smile never failed...........2a

2aNewspaper unknown  
Catharine Bergey
 
3386 Catharine Bergey, " was born August 13th, 1845. She is married to John Buchanan. They reside in Pittsburgh, Kansas, where he is editor of a newspaper. Their family consists of ten children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Bergey
 
3387 Catharine Bergey, " was born January 8th, 1810"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Bergey
 
3388 Catharine S. Bergey," was married to Abraham Hunsberger."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catharine S. Bergey
 
3389 Christian Bergey , " nothing known of his descendants."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Bergey
 
3390 Daniel Bergey, "son of Henry and Elizabeth (Cassel) Bergey, was born in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, April 22nd, 1815. On December 23rd, 1838, he married to Mary, daughter of Isaac and Barbara (Yoder) Souder. She was born November 5th, 1817. In 1855 they with their family of four children moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County. They resided in Berlin where he died December 29th, 1894. They had a family of five children, one of which was born in Canada.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Bergey
 
3391 BERGEY, David D. -- Of Haysville, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 1980, at Wellesley Hospital, Toronto. Born near New Dundee in 1916, he was the son of Gilbert Bergy and Angeline Martin, who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Lorna (Shantz) and sons Edward and Robert of Bramalea, Ont., and five grandchildren. Thoughout his lifetime, Mr. Bergey served in various church and community organizations, including the Mennonite Conference of Ontario; Conrad Grebel College Board of Governors; the Wilmot Township Public School Area; Ontario School Trustees and Ratepayers Association; the Pennsylvania-German Folklore Society of Ontario and the Waterloo County Farm Safety Committee. The family will receive friends and relatives may call at the Omand- Jutzi Funeral Home, Huron St., New Hamburg, between 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., on Tuesday. A private burial service will be held on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a memorial service at 7:30 p.m., at the Nith Valley Mennonite Church on Waterloo County Road 3, south of New Hamburg. Rev. Amzie Brubaher will officiate at both services.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Apr 1980

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Bergey, David D., son of Gilbert and Angeline (Martin) Bergey, was born near New Dundee, Ont., Feb. 6, 1916, died at Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Ont., Feb. 6, 1980; aged 64 y. On May 29, 1940, he was married to Lorna Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Edward and Robert) and 5 grandchildren. He was a member of the Nith Valley Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Apr. 9, in charge of Amzie Brubacher, Vernon Leis, and Osiah Horst; interment in Blenheim Mennonite Church Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald Volume 73, Number 20 - May 13, 1980, page 398  
David Dalton Bergey
 
3392 David E. Bergey, "was born July 3rd, 1845. He is a farmer and resides near New Dundee. Some years ago he was ordained as a deacon of the Mennonite Church. He is married to Louisa, daughter of Rev. Moses S. Bowman. Their family consists of seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Bergey David Bergey was born in Preston, Ont., on July 3, 1845. He passed to his eternal reward on March 25, 1932; aged 86 y. 8 m. 22 d. At the age of 4 he with his parents moved to Manheim, Ont., where he grew to manhood. In his youth he prepared himself for the teaching profession, which he followed for twenty-five years. The greater part of his life he also engaged in farming. He also served the community as conveyancer and administrator of many estates. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church, and in 1885 be with his family moved to a farm near New Dundee, Ont. Immediately he became interested in the activities of the Church, one of these being the founding of S. S. in the Blenheim congregation. On Dec. 29, 1889, he was ordained to the office of deacon, in which capacity he faithfully served until a few years before his death. His place in the church services was seldom vacant. For many years he served as secretary of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario, including the work of several committees. He also was president of the local branch of the Upper Canada Bible Society for a number of years in recognition of which the Society presented him with a life membership certificate upon his retirement a few years ago. On Dec. 31, 1872, he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Louisa, oldest daughter of Pre. Moses S. Bowman, in which union they lived for 59 years. They were blessed with 4 sons and 3 daughters. The mother, 1 son (Ezra), predeceased him. Three survive: Gilbert, Milton, Herbert, Mrs. Menno Nahrgang, and Mrs. Fred Miller; also 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. He enjoyed good health until within a few hours of his death, which was the result of an acute heart attack. He will be missed in the home, in the Church, and in the community. He left a bright testimony. His daily prayer was, "If thou Lord shouldst take any of us from this world before this day is over, may we be prepared to meet thee in peace." Funeral services were held March 28, from the home of his son, Gilbert, and at the Blenheim Mennonite Church where a large concourse of people had assembled to show their respect. Services were conducted at the house by M. H. Shantz, and at the church by Bros. M. Hallman and S. F. Coffman. Text, II Tim. 4: 7, 8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 2 - April 14, 1932 pages 45, 46, 47

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Bergey, David (1845-1932) (3 July 1845-1932).

"A prominent leader of the Ontario Mennonites (Mennonite Church), David Bergey was born on 3 July 1845 in Preston, Waterloo Co., ON, the fifth child of Jacob Bergey and Elizabeth Eby, who were of Swiss-German descent. He married Louisa Bowman, daughter of Moses Bowman. Of their seven children, their son Gilbert became secretary of the Ontario Mennonite Conference, following his father's service in the same capacity for a quarter of a century. Bergey received his education in the public school in Mannheim, the high school in Kitchener, and the normal school in Toronto. In early life he was received as a member of the Mennonite congregation near Mannheim known as Latschar, where he attended until in 1885. He moved to farms west of New Dundee and became deacon of the Blenheim congregation in December 1889. His place of residence was usually on a farm either in Waterloo Township or Wilmot Township. He lived in the town of Waterloo for several years. He was a gifted man and contributed to the community in various ways. Besides being a schoolteacher, he was a charter member of the Rural Telephone Company; he served on the board of the Mennonite Aid Union; he was the district member for the conference on the Mennonite Evangelizing and Benevolent Board; he was instrumental in organizing Sunday schools at Latschar, at Blenheim, and probably in the rural areas south; he served on the local public school board, in the young people's meeting organization of the church, and as superintendent of the Sunday school. He was also a life member of the British and Foreign Bible Society"3a

3a
Fretz, Joseph C. "Bergey, David (1845-1932)." \bGlobal Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.\b0 1953. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 12 Nov 2005  
Deacon David E. Bergey
 
3393 Elias Bergey," was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1808. He was married to Salome Bear, sister to Rev. John Bear. She was born January 12th, 1814. They resided near Hespeler, Ontario, where he died November 17th 1893. The widow resides in Hespeler. To them were born five children viz".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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The Early Blacksmiths could make shoes for oxen and horses but not for people. The Settlers needed a shoemaker and by that I mean a man who could make boots and shoes as well as doing repairs. And shoemakers, be it remembered, were scarce in early days.

Probably around the middle thirties Michael Bergey, sensing the extreme need, and too the opportunity for a skilled tradesman here, sent word to his cousin, Elias Bergey, to come on over. Elias Bergey was born in 1810 and had learned the shoemaking in Pennsylvania. As to just when he came I have no information although I do know that prior to December 1st, 1845 (see Deed No. 445) he owned the lot on which Arthur Doerr's house now stands; And although I have myself never seen the old Gentleman anywhere else than sitting on the verandah of that house, I believe he first lived in a smaller one in rear of it.

He seems to have kept himself pretty well informed particularly on styles in ladies' footwear probably by subscribing to some American Trade Publication, for I have it at first hand that about 1870 when styles in young ladies' shoes ran to fine kid in various colors, Mr. Bergey was right there with bells on. My informant's eyes lighted up as she told me about two pairs Mr. Bergey had made for her; Both high laced shoes of the finest kid, one pair red, the other blue. She told me of the fine quality, of the splendid work-manship and how well they fit. To which, of course, I had to add, ''and how pretty you must have looked in them." And the color came to her cheeks as she said "Thank you." and this, after sixty years Verily, Bergey had made it stick.

Mr. Bergey worked at his trade until 1878 and from 1879 to 1882 was employed as a watchman. A daughter married Adolph Schmidt; Their son, William Bergey Smith, married Sarah Keifer and their eldest son was Ira Eli(as) Smith. A daughter of Adolph Schmidt married Arthur Mee (William's father). So Elias Bergey, the shoemaker, was great grandfather of both Ira Smith and Billie Mee.2a

2aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Elias Bergey
 
3394 Elizabeth Bergey, " was born in 1816, and died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3395 Elizabeth Bergey, " was born January 22nd, 1808, and died October 27th, 1817" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3396 Elizabeth Bergey, "was born March 8th, 1821, and died in 1848."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3397 Elizabeth Bergey, "was born May 6th, 1860. She is married to Menno Heckedon, a farmer. They reside in Maryborough Township, Wellington County, near Moorefield P.O. They have one daughter"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Heckendorn.
- Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Eby Bergey, was born in Mannheim, Ont., May 6, 1860; passed away at the K.-W. Hospital after a lengthy illness, Feb. 9, 1946; aged 85 y. 9 m. 3 d. She was united in marriage to Menno Heckendorn, who passed away twenty-five years ago. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and was known for her faithfulness and steadfastness of character and her abiding interest in the things of God. Surviving are one son (Clayton B., Zurich, Ont.), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Jacob, Hillside Beach, Man.; and Aaron, Detroit, Mich.). She was predeceased by her only daughter (Ella) sixteen years ago. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of C. F. Derstine, assisted by Emerson Hallman. Theme: Life's Brevity a Powerful Challenge. Ps. 90.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 48 - March 1, 1946, pages 942, 943. 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3398 Elizabeth Bergey," was married to Daniel Hagey. Her descendants are all in Canada."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3399 Elizabeth Bergey,"was born December 3rd, 1868. She is married to Ephraim K. Weber, a farmer. They reside near Strasburg, Ontario." Elizabeth Bergey, "was born December 3rd, 1868. She is married to Ephraim K. Weber. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3400 Emanuel Bergey," resides at Caledonia, Michigan. He was first married to Lydia Cress, and after her decease to Lydia Cobb. His family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Emanuel Bergey
 
3401 Bergey. - Eva, daughter of David and Louisa Bergey, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 12, 1875. Failing somewhat in health for a few years, she finally succumbed to an attack of septicaemia and heart failure, on June 12, 1914. Sister Eva was patient in her suffering and resigned to the will of God. She was always active and earnest in her work and desirous of doing all the good she could for others. [Note: begin p. 208] her place in the home, in the community, and Church will be greatly missed. She was converted to God in 1892, and has since that time been an interested and active worker in the Church. The large concourse of relatives and friends who met at the funeral services on the 15th bears witness to the esteem in which she was held and to the sympathy extended to the family in their bereavement. They sorow [sic], but not without hope.. Services were conducted by Noah Stouffer and S. F. Coffman. Text, Jno. 10:28. Interment at the Blenheim burying grounds.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 13 - June 25, 1914 - p. 207, 208 
Eva Bergey
 
3402 BERGEY.-Ezra Bergey, son of David Bergey, New Dundee, Ontario, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1907; aged 24y. 7m.5d. Funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 28, from his parents' residence to the Blenheim Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Noah Stauffer. Text. Isa. 28:29. Ezra had been teaching school at New Dundee until Apr. 1, when he had to resign on account of failing health. He went to a health resort in Muskoka, Ont., and seemed to make rapid improvement, but while there contracted a cold and left for home. Pneumonia set in and he died very unexpectedly. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for nearly three years, took an active part in church work and was superintendent of the Blenheim Sunday school. By a Cousin.1a

1aThe Gospel Witness - Volume 3, Number 30 October 23, 1907 - page 479, 480 
Ezra Bergey
 
3403 Gideon Bergey," was born October 14th, 1849, and died April 23rd, 1852."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Gideon Bergey
 
3404 Gideon Bergey,"was born June 20th, 1855, and died December 29th, 1857."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Gideon Bergey
 
3405 Bergey, Gilbert (1877-1950)

"Gilbert Bergey, church leader and dairy farmer; b.13 September, 1877 in Waterloo County, Ontario to David and Louisa (Bowman) Bergey . He was the eldest son in a family of four sons and three daughters. On 8 October 1902 he married Angeline (Angie) Martin (19 November 1877-27 February 1942) in Elmira. They were members of the Blenheim Mennonite Church near New Dundee and took up residence on the Bergey dairy farm. They had one son, David. Gilbert Bergey died 16 January 1950 and was buried at the Blenheim Mennonite Church.

Both Gilbert and Angie taught Sunday School classes. As a young man, Gilbert taught the Young Ladies' Class; his next assignment was the Mothers' Class. Angie found her niche in teaching the Beginners' Class. Gilbert led congregational singing using a "tuning fork" to get the pitch; he was never known to falter when the music was written in "shaped notes".

In 1921, Gilbert's father, David Bergey, the aged deacon at Blenheim asked to step back from active service. When the voice of the congregation was sought and the lot was cast, it fell on Gilbert who succeeded his father as deacon on 17 July 1921 . He also followed his father as secretary of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario from 1922-1940. He also served on the conference Welfare Board organized to assist indigent widows and orphans and to counsel persons in financial difficulty within the Ontario conference constituency.
In his vocation as a dairy farmer, Gilbert processed most of his milk supply into cheese which he sold at a nearby Farmers Market. He also sent a small quantity of milk to the local New Dundee Co-Operative Creamery. This led to a call on his counseling skills by non-Mennonite neighbors. In the mid 1930s a sharp controversy arose between the co-operative's directors and its patrons. Due to Gilbert Bergey's reputation in as a skillful mediator, he was elected as a director. It was a demanding request to which he responded with hesitation but served with integrity.

Gilbert Bergey has a quiet and cheerful nature. He was sought by many for his wise counsel; he was a stable voice in the Ontario Mennonite community in the decades prior to World War II." 1a

1a
Bergey, Lorna. "Bergey, Gilbert (1877-1950)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2004. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 12 Nov 2005

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Bergey. --- Gilbert, eldest son of David and Louisa (Bowman) Bergey, was born Sept. 13, 1877; died at the Galt, Ont., General Hospital, Jan. 16, 1950; aged 72 y. 4 m. 3 d. Death followed two years of failing health. On Oct. 8, 1902, he was married to Angeline Martin, who predeceased him Feb. 27, 1942. Surviving are one son (David), 2 grandsons, one adopted son (William), 2 granddaughters, 2 brothers (Milton, Ancaster, Ont.; and Herbert, New Hamburg, Ont.), and one sister (Mrs. Fred Millar, Kitchener, Ont.). At the age of nineteen he united with the Blenheim, Ont., Mennonite Church, where he was called to the office of deacon on July 17, 1921. From 1922 to 1940 he served as secretary of the Ontario Mennonite Conference. He had a quiet and cheerful nature. His timely counsel will be missed. Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at the home by Moses S. Bowman and at the Blenheim Church, where S. F. Coffman, conducted the devotional period and J. B. Martin, Ontario Conference moderator, preached the sermon. Text: I Thess. 1: 9, 10.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 14 - April 4, 1950 ----- page 334, 335 
Gilbert Bergey
 
3406 BERGEY, Grant G. -- On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1981, at the K-W Hospital, Grant Garfield Bergey, age 61 years, of 311 Dale Cres., Waterloo. Beloved husband of Bernice Wettlaufer; dear father of Brian of Waterloo, Barry of Midland, and Blaine of Waterloo; grandfather of Rebecca, Stephanie, Nicole and Leigh Alexandra; brother of Ruth (Mrs. William Clement) and Betty (Mrs. Robert Klink), both of Elmira; nephew of Lydia Bergey of Kitchener. Predeceased by his father, Gordon Bergey and his mother, the former Luella Brown. He was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church, Waterloo and an employee of Orr Automobiles Ltd. and served with the 22nd Manitoba Dragoons during the Second World War. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener after 7 p.m. this evening until noon on Friday, then at Christ Lutheran Church, Waterloo, for funeral service at 2 p.m. Rev. Roy Grosz will conduct the service. Interment in Parkview cemetery, Waterloo.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Nov 1981 
Grant Garfield Bergey
 
3407 Koppes - Hannah Bergey Koppes was born in Canada, Feb. 13, 1841, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elias Derhammer, in Medina, O., on Monday morning, March 8, 1909. When she was eight years of age she came with her family to Medina Co. A few months after coming here her mother died, leaving her with her brothers and sisters to be cared for by strangers. On Jan. 4, 1868, she joined in matrimony with John S. Koppes of Mountville, her late husband, whom she survived less than two years. To them were born seven children, one of whom preceded her to the spirit world in infancy, six remaining together with three stepchildren and twenty-one grandchildren who mourn the loss of a good mother, a good stepmother and a good grandmother. Since the death of her husband she had remained on the old homestead until late last fall when she went to the home of her daughter hoping to be made more comfortable during the cold of the winter, expecting with the coming of spring to return to the old home again. But alas! her plans were not to be carried out. It was our heavenly Father's good pleasure to take her home to Himself. Her remains were taken to the old home where funeral services were held on Thursday, March 11, and also at the North Guilford Mennonite Church where burial took place. The services were conducted by Ira Buckwalter of Dalton, O., assisted by N. A. Lind of the Mennonite Church of this place of which she had been a faithful member for many years.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 52 - March 27, 1909 
Hannah Bergey
 
3408 Hannah Bergey," was born July 25th, 1857. She is married to John Kunkel and resides about three miles west of Waterloo where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of four children".

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KUNKEL. - Hannah Kunkel (nee Burgey) was born near Mannheim, Ont., July 25, 1857; died after a lingering illness of tuberculosis of the bowels for two years, April 11, 1914; aged 56y. 8m. 17d. At the age of 16 she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful unto death. In July, 1889, she was married to John Kunkel, Waterloo, to which union were born 6 children, of whom 1 son preceded her, leaving to mourn their loss a husband, 1 daughter and 4 sons. She leaves a bright evidence that she has gone to be with Christ, which is far better. Funeral services at the home by Noah Stauffer and at the church by Noah Hunsberger from Heb. 4:9, and by Jonas Snider from II Cor. 4:16-18. Burial in David Eby's cemetery. May God abundantly bless the sorrowing family.

Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 1 - April 2, 1914 - page 15, 16:

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Kunkel - Hannah Bergey, wife of John Kunkel, of near Waterloo, Ont., died Apr. 11, 1914, of intestinal tuberculosis. Her age was 56 y. 8 m. 17 d. She leaves to mourn her death a husband, 1 daughter, 4 sons, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for almost 40 years. She was buried at the Waterloo Cemetery April 15. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Pre. Noah Stauffer and at the church by Bro. Noah Hunsberger in English from Heb. 4:9, and by Pre. Jonas Snyder in German from II Cor. 4:16-18, preaching to a crowded church. Her friends have the consolation to feel that they mourn not as those who have no hope.

Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 6 - May 7, 1914 - p. 95 
Hannah Bergey
 
3409 Hannah S. Bergey," was married to John Bingeman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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On the 11th of June, in Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, of apoplexy, HANNAH, widow of John BINGEMAN, aged 80 years, 5 months, and 25 days. Her maiden name was Berge. She was a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She lived in wedlock forty-nine years and in widowhood nearly fourteen years, was the mother of fourteen children, nine of whom are still living, and leaves ninety-five grand-children and eighty-two great-grand-children. She was buried on the 13th in Ch. Eby's burying-ground. A funeral sermon was delivered by Pre. G. R. Smith from Eph. 2: 1, 5, and by Pre. Joseph Hegy from Rev. 14: 13.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume V, Number 8 - August, 1868, page 127, 128 
Hannah S. Bergey
 
3410 Hans Bergey, " a native of Saxony. Germany, emigrated to America shortly after the Mennonites had formed settlements in and around Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was a strict adherent to the Mennonite doctrines. Dates of his birth and death and to whom he was married could not be obtained when the writer was last to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and it is doubtful whether any records are preserved that will give us more information pertaining to this old progenitor. His family consisted of *four sons."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hans Bergey
 
3411 Henry Bergey, " was born in Montgomery County, February 12th, 1782, and died April 2nd, 1828. He was married to Elizabeth Cassel who was born October 7th, 1779, and died April 29th, 1852. They had a family of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry Bergey
 
3412 Henry Bergey, "was born January 16th, 1813, and died March 10th, 1883."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry Bergey
 
3413 Henry Bergey," resides at Caledonia, Michigan. He is married to Almeda Stapel and has a family of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry Bergey
 
3414 Hettie S. Bergey, " was married to Conrad Dotterer." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hettie S. Bergey
 
3415 MILLAR, Mrs. Frederick B. (Ida Bergey) -- At Cambridge Country Manor, Route 31, Cambridge (P), on Saturday, April 29, 1978, Ida Bergey, formerly of 54 Marshall St., waterloo, age 92 years. Mrs. Millar was born in New Dundee, a daughter of the late David Bergey and the former Louisa Bowman. A member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church; a member and past president of the Women's Missionary Association of the church. A charter member and past presiden tof New Dundee Women's Institute and a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick B. Millar, in 1955 and by four brothers and two sisters. Surviving ar five sons, Douglas and Donald of Kitchener, Rev. Robert Millar of Oklahoma and twins, Roderick of Cambridge (G) and Frederick of Kitchener and two daughters, Louisa Miller and Bertha (Mrs. Robert Landers), both of Waterloo; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. A private family committal service was held at Woodland cemetery today. The family will be receiving friends and relatives at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church chapel on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Rev. Martha Smith and Rev. Ron Rempel officiating. Donations to the memorial find of the WMA, the Mennonite Central Committee or the CNIB may be made as expressions of sympathy, and may be made at the church or the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 May 1978 
Ida Bergey
 
3416 Isaac Bergey, "the eldest son of old Hans Bergey, was born about the year 1740. He resided at first near Germantown, but after his marriage to Mary Hunsicker he moved to Montgomery County where quite a number of his co-religionists had already formed several small communities. Here he lived until about the year 1791 when he died. With his first wife he had three children, namely: III John, III Jacob, and Isaac. None of the descendants of the three sons reside in Canada. Their descendants are to be found in Montgomery and other counties of Pennsylvania and in some of the Western States. After the decease of his first wife he married to Veronica Hunsberger, with whom he had ten children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Bergey
 
3417 Isaac Bergey, "was born January 6th, 1861, and died August 21st, 1862."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Bergey
 
3418 Isaac Bergey, "was born October 3rd, 1802"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Bergey
 
3419 Isaac Bergey,"was born January 21st, 1846. He is married to Harriet Madrick and resides at Deanville, Michigan. They have two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac B. Bergey
 
3420 Isaac Bergey, " was born March 30th, 1812, and died March 18th, 1874." Isaac Bergey, "son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wagner) Bergey, was born March 30th, 1812, and died March 18th, 1874. They resided on a farm between Preston and Galt, now in possession of Robert Dowson. Here they had a family of twelve children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby
Isaac Bergey, " was born March 30th, 1812, and died March 18th, 1874." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac W. Bergey
 
3421 Jacob Bergey, "born September 1st, 1818. "

Jacob Bergey, "the second son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wagner) Bergey, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, September 1st, 1818, and came to Canada with his parents in 1822. They settled near Preston, on the farm known as "Henry Brower's." Here young Jacob was raised. On April 11th, 1844, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Moses and Barbara (Pannabecker) Eby. She was born January 27th, 1824. On May 2nd, 1849, they moved on Lot No. 4, Bleams Road, Wilmot Township, near Mannheim, where they have resided ever since. They are quite smart for their age. Their family consisted of ten children, of whom two died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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BERGEY.-Near Mannheim, Waterloo Co., Ont., on Feb. 29, 1904, of the infirmities of old age, Jacob Bergey, aged 85 Y., 6 M., less 1 D. He was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Sept. 1, 1818, went to Canada with his parents in 1822, and in 1849 moved to the farm where he died. He is survived by his widow, four sons, four daughters, 42 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral on March 3, on which occasion Pre. A. Cressman spoke from Rev. 14:13 in German and Pre. N. Stauffer from Job 5:26 in English. Buried in Latchar cemetery. We mourn not as those who have no hope.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XLI, No. 14, March 31, 1904 - pp 111,112 
Jacob Bergey
 
3422 Jacob E. Bergey, " was born August 2nd, 1865. He resides on the old homestead near Manheim, and is married to Lydia, daughter of Isaac Bricker. Their family consists of one daughter" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob E. Bergey
 
3423 John W. Bergey," was born October 10th, 1862. He is a farmer and resides in Nebraska, U. S. He is married and has a family of two children". John W. Bergey, "was born October 10th, 1862. After he was married he moved to Nebraska where he still resides. They have two children, Nellie and Clyde."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John W. Bergey
 
3424 Jonas Bergey, "was born March 16th, 1864. He resides in Waterloo County, and is married to Juli Ann Miller. They have one child, name not received"

Jonas Bergey, "was born March 16th, 1864. He is married to Julian Miller. They reside at German Mill, Ontario. They have one child but name has not been given in time for publication."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jonas Bergey
 
3425 Jonas S. Bergey," was married to Mary Roat." Jonas Bergey," moved to Snyder County, Pennsylvania, where he was married to Mary Roat, and had a family of five children of whom one son,"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jonas S. Bergey
 
3426 Joseph Bergey, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, about the year 1792. He was married to Elizabeth Wagner. They had a family of eight children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Bergey
 
3427 Koch.-Lavinia, daughter of Bro. Christian and Sister Barbara Bergey, was born in Elgin Co., Ont., May 20, 1872; died Feb. 16, 1913; aged 40 y. 8 m. 10 d. She was married to Bro. Henry Koch of St. Jacobs, Waterloo Co., Ont., on Jan. 31, 1900. To this union were born 6 children. Three sons have passed away. After several months of illness of diabetes she was taken to the Berlin Hospital Saturday and died the following day. She leaves to mourn her early departure a sorrowing husband, 3 children-John Henry, Lizzie May and Joanna Lauretta-father, 5 brothers and 3 sisters, besides many relatives and friends. Her mother died three years ago. She confessed Christ 14 years ago in a series of meetings conducted by Bro. S. F. Coffman in the Mora school house. She was soon after baptized in the Mennonite Church, to which she faithfully adhered till the close of life. An impressive service was held Feb. 19, 1913, in connection with which a memorial service was held for her son Nathaniel, who died but six days before and on account of the nature of the disease of which he died the funeral was strictly private. The services at the home were conducted by Bro. Moses Bowman and in the Berlin Mennonite Church in the German language by Bro. Enoch Bauman. Text, II Cor. 5:1, and in the English language by Bro. Moses Bowman and Bro. S. F. Coffman. Text, Jno. 1:29. Her warfare is accomplished and the victory is won; she is now sweetly resting from her labors and her works do follow her. This is a mysterious providence, yet in paths of darkness where we cannot see, we can trust. "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter." "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life."

"After the toil and struggle,
There cometh a day of rest;
After the weary conflict,
Peace on the Savior's breast."1a

1a
Gospel Herald - Volume V, Number 49 - March 6, 1913 - page 783, 784 
Lavina Bergey
 
3428 Leah Bergey, " was born January 28th, 1824. " Leah Bergey, "the youngest daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wagoner) Bergey, was born January 28th, 1824. On December 4th, 1849, she was married to Benjamin Shuh, who was born November 15th, 1815, and died January 21st, 1892. They resided a mile east of Berlin where the widow still resides with her family. Their family consisted of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


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On the 15th of July, 1899, near Berlin, Waterloo county, Ont., Sister Leah Shuh, wife of the late Benjamin Shuh, in her 76th year. She leaves two sons and one daughter, all living on the old homestead, David working the farm. She was a sufferer for over five years and was "patient in affliction" without murmuring. She died of dropsy. Her life was given to the Saviour many years ago, and she has ever since been a sister in the Mennonite Church. It was the pleasure of the writer to visit her, and in our conversation she expressed her desire to be at rest. She was buried in the C. Eby cemetery, Berlin. Services were hold by Bro. Daniel Wismer In German, text, Phil. 1:21, and by Bro. E. S. Hallman in English. Text, Job 14:14,15.2a

2aThe Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXVI, No. 16, August 15, 1899 - pages 254 
Leah Bergey
 
3429 Leah Bergey," was born February 14th, 1850, and died August 21st, 1854."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Leah Bergey
 
3430 Louisa Bergey, "is married to Jacob S. Gingerich. They reside on the old "Gingerich" farm near Preston. They have had six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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"Peace/ perfect Peace" at the bottom right corner. Died/ In Waterloo Township, on Tuesday, January 13th,/ 1925, at 10.30 p.m./ Louisa Bergey/ Relect of the late Jacob S. Gingrich./ Aged 82 years, 10 months, 4 days./ The Funeral/ Will take place from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C./ T. Groh, where services will be held on Friday,/ January 16th, at 2 p.m., thence to Wanner's cemetery for interment./ Friends and Acquaintances please accept this intimation.1a

1aFuneral Card of Louisa Bergey From: Doon Heritage Crossroads, Accession Number: X.961.353.001 
Louisa Bergey
 
3431 Lovina Bergey," was born August 31st, 1840. She is married to Angus McDonald. They reside at Cadillac, Michigan. To them were born seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Lovina Bergey
 
3432 Lydia Bergey," was born August 9th, 1862. She is not married and resides at home with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Lydia E. Bergey
 
3433 Magdalena Bergey,"was married to Andrew Schwartz. Her descendants are to be found in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Bergey
 
3434 A-1-87 Mahlon Bergy Letters of Administration to the Estate of Mahlon Bergey, late of the Township of Waterloo, Carpenter, deceased, granted the Eighth day of February 1856, to Mary Sauter, sister of the said deceased, on her giving proof that her said brother died Intestate on or about the Twenty Second day of January, last past, on her giving a Bond and Security for the due Administration of such Estate herself and two securities in the persons of John Sauter and Samuel Betzner, both of the Township of Waterloo, the former a Blacksmith, the later Yeoman, each in the sum of One Hundred Pounds. The Inventory delivered being to the amount of £40/17/6

Letters granted 8 Feb 1856
Died 22 January 1856
Inventory £40/17/61a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Mahlon Bergey
 
3435 Margaret Bergey, "was married to Jacob Pannebecker."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Bergey
 
3436 Maria Bergey, " was born March 24th, 1866. She is married to Silas Eby, a button turner. They reside in Berlin, and have a family of three children". Maria Bergey, "was born March 24th, 1866. She is married to Silas Eby. They reside in the town of Berlin. .."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Maria "Mary" Bergey
 
3437 Mary Bergey, " was born 1804, and died April 4th, 1878" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Bergey
 
3438 Mary Bergey, " was born in 1820, and died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Bergey
 
3439 Mary Bergey, "was married to Isaac Gerhardt. None of her descendants in Canada."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Bergey
 
3440 Mary Bergey," was married to Lawrence Schelley."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Bergey
 
3441 Mary Ann Bergey," is married to Levi Miller. They reside near Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. They have no family. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Bergey
 
3442 Mary S. Bergey, "was married to Abraham Wenger." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary S. Bergey
 
3443 2 story rubblestone house located at 12 Adam Street, Cambridge, Ontario (formerly Hespeler). It is rectangular in shape and in 1978 listed in good condition. Michael Bergey
 
3444 Built by Michael Bergey in the 1840s, the Community Meeting House on Cooper St served as the hub of New Hope. Most early church congregations met here; as well it was used for weddings, Temperance Meetings, social clubs, dances and anniversary parties. Torn down in the late 1940s, the 100 year old lumber was sold to become a house on Henderson St. still standing today.1a

1aLary Turner 2012 
Michael Bergey
 
3445 Michael Bergey, "was married to Susannah Oberholtzer and resided near Hespeler where he died. They had several children but all died in infancy save two 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Michael is credited with being the first settler in was called Bergeytown later named Hespeler. Arrived about 1830, he built the first dwelling and the area's second sawmill along with a small foundry.2a

2aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [snippet from original text in book]

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Michael Bergy erected in 1830 the first saw-mill and small foundry which he located a little north of the present R. Forbes Co. site, near where a small spring creek joins the Speed. This streamlet was in those days considerably larger than its present volume. The writer's father told of having fished trout from it in his boyhood. The ruins of the old saw-mill, which has been described by some as a pail-factory and foundry, was a favorite playhouse for the boys a few decades back. Mr. W. A. Kribs, ex M. P. P. recalls the presence of old foundry patterns lying about the place of his boyhood days.

We must continue with the activities of Mr. Bergy who brought the second saw-mill in Bergytown into existence. it was perhaps with the commencement of this second venture that the name of the place was changed to New Hope, but by the year 1840, Mr. Bergy's hope or interest in the second mill had faded to such an extent that he resold the property to Abram C. Clemens, from whom he had purchased the land. This second saw-mill was the one included in Jacob Hespeler's purchase. it was situated where another streamlet enters the Speed, the site being afterwards occupied by Mr. Hespeler's grist-mill near the stone dam which Hespeler placed in front of Bergy's wooden dam..2a

2aTenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1922, pages 213 - 224. 
Michael Bergey
 
3446 Milton Bergey, 75, of Old Mill Road, Ancaster, died at his home Saturday. He was a s/o the late Mr.and Mrs. David bergey of New Dundee. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Ellen Marshall, a daughter, Mrs. Denis (Juanita) Whitaker, a brother, Herbert Bergey of New Hamburg, va sister, Mrs. F. B. Millar of Kitchener and three grandchildren....

Kitchener-Waterloo Recor 5 Mar 1956 
Milton D. Bergey
 
3447 Nancy Bergey," the youngest in the family, is married to Dr. John Morey. They reside in Isabella County, Michigan. They have one son.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Nancy Bergey
 
3448 Nathaniel Bergey, was born May 12 1847. He was first married to Magdalena, daughter of Deacon Joseph E. Schneider. They resided in Brant Township, Bruce County, where she died . After the decease of his first wife he married to Leah, daughter of Joshua Shantz. At present he resides on a farm near Manheim, Ontario. His family consists of twelve children, four of which are of his first wife"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Nathaniel Bergey
 
3449 Novilla Bergey," is married to William Seibert, a blacksmith. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan. Their family consists of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Novilla Bergey
 
3450 Peter Bergey," a farmer, resides at Bowen, Michigan, and is married to Margaret Seibert. They have a family of six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Peter Bergey
 
3451 Rachel Bergey," the eldest in the family, was born February 2nd, 1835. She married to Adolph Schmidt and resides in Hespeler, Ontario. Their family consists of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rachel Bergey
 
3452 BERGEY, Miss Sadie

On Wednesday, March 18, 1981, at the K-W Hospital, Sadie Bergey, aged 90 years, of 221 Queen St. S., Kitchener. Dear sister of Lydia of Kitchener. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters and five brothers, She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathanial Bergey. She was a member of the Stanley Park United Brethren Church. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral and cornmittal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. A. Ward Woolner will conduct the service. Interment in Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Mar 1981 pg 31 
Sadie Elizabeth Bergey
 
3453 Samuel Bergey,"nothing known of his descendants."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Samuel Bergey
 
3454 Sallie Bergey," was married to Henry M. Clemmer. Her descendants are all in Canada."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Bergey
 
3455 Sarah Bergey, " was born March 9th, 1806"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Bergey
 
3456 Sarah Bergey," was born April 7th, 1852. She resides on Frederick Street, Berlin, where she keeps a small store. She is unmarried and has her mother living with her."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Bergey
 
3457 Sarah Bergey," was born June 13th, 1852, and died August 27th, 1854."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Bergey
 
3458 Sarah Bergey,"was married to Jesse Pannebecker."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Bergey
 
3459 Sallie Bergey," was born May 27th, 1821, and died May 6th, 1886." Sallie Bergey, " daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wagoner) Bergey, was born May 27th, 1821, and died May 6th, 1886. She was married to John Hallman and had a numerous family. They resided near Manheim. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Elizabeth Bergey
 
3460 Silinda Bergey," is married to Moses White, a farmer. They reside at Brown City, Michigan. Have two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Silinda Bergey
 
3461 Susannah Bergey, " died, aged about seventeen years." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Bergey
 
3462 Susannah Bergey, " was born September 8th, 1818, and died March 17th, 1878." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Bergey
 
3463 Susannah Bergey, "was born December 14th, 1814, and died February 7th, 1884. " Susannah Bergey," was born December 14th, 1814. She was married to John Bricker. They resided near Roseville, Ontario, where she died February 7th, 1888. To them was born a family of fourteen children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Bergey
 
3464 Susannah Bergey, "was born October 5th, 1854. She is married to Abram, son of Jacob Schwartz. They reside on the old "Betzner" farm near Doon. They have a family of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Susannah E. (Bergey), wife of Abram Swartz, was born Oct. 5, 1854; died Feb. 9, 1925; aged 70 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was united in matrimony to Abram Swartz Nov. 19, 1872. This union was blessed with ten children, four dying in infancy. She left a beloved husband, six children, many grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She has been a faithful member and much concerned for the welfare of the Church. She was a member of the Kitchener congregation. Her body was laid away at the Manheim Cemetery where Brethren C. F. Derstine and Manassah Hallman conducted the funeral service. Peace to her ashes awaiting the resurrection morn.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 47 - February 26, 1925, page 943 
Susannah Bergey
 
3465 Susannah S. Bergey,"was married to John Anderson."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah S. Bergey
 
3466 Tobias Bergey, "resides at Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan. He is married to Isabella, daughter of Michael Jantz. They have a family of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Tobias Bergey
 
3467 Wellington Bergey," resides at Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Edna Bowman. Their family consists of two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Wellington Huber Bergey
 
3468 William Bergey," was born April 29th, 1838. He was married to Hannah Witmer, and after her decease to Mary Haymaker. He is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Association and is at present stationed at Flint, Michigan. To them were born seven children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rev. William Bergey
 
3469 BERGEY, William Glen - 1926-2008. After living a full and giving life, William Glen Bergey passed away on Wednesday April 16, 2008, at 81 years of age. Bill resided in Luther Village, Waterloo and was formerly of New Hamburg. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Audrey (Kline) Bergey whom he married October 6, 1960; his daughters, Susan and Liz and his sons-in-law, Robyn Landers and Wayne De Jong. Grandsons, Julian and Aiden loved their fishing buddy. Fondly remembered by brother-in-law, Robert Kline and wife Jean. Dear uncle of Ross (Joan) Ferguson, Bonnie (Peter) Aultman, Kim (Bevin) Otterbein and Wendy Prince. Also missing Uncle Bill's joking ways are great-nieces and nephews, Jeff, Justine, Kristen, Mary Ann, David, Daniel, Cory and Magen. His kind and generous nature will be remembered by his many friends. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Edna (Appel) Bergey; sister, Alice and husband Ken Ferguson and nephew, Andrew Prince. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will take place at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Sunday April 20, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to First United Church, Waterloo or the Mennonite Central Committee through the funeral home. A memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will take place at later date in the chapel of Luther Village on the Park, Waterloo. The date and time of the Memorial Service will appear in a future edition of The Waterloo Region Record.

Waterloo Region Record 18 Apr 2008 
William Glen "Bill" Bergey
 
3470 August Bergmann a long-time resident of Conestogo, August Bergmann, died on Saturday in Waterloo at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Gerhardt. Only three months ago, on September 15th, his wife departed from this life in the old homestead in Conestogo, and since then, the widower made his home with his children, George in Berlin and Mrs. Gerhardt in Waterloo. The deceased was a generally respected citizen, respected for his friendliness and pleasantness. He was born 74 years ago in Germany and married 46 years ago in this area. Of the children, still surviving are: Mrs. Henry Hachborn in Conestogo; Mrs. G. Gerhardt in Waterloo; Mrs. John A. Hagen in Berlin; Mrs. Urbach in Toronto; Mrs. Asmussen in Rochester; Mrs. Geo. Scharlach in Guelph; George in Berlin; Karl in Floradale and William in Warren, Mich. The "Journal" loses through Mr. Bergmann's death a dear friend of many years. "Peace to his ashes"!1a

1aBerliner Journal 18 Dec 1902 pg 4, col 3 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
August Carl Christian Bergman
 
3471 1901 Berlin Census - Frank is a lodger in the home of Frank and Mary von Neubron Frank Bergmann
 
3472 BERKELEY, Kenneth H.

With great sadness the family of Dr. Kenneth H. Berkeley, wishes to announce his peaceful passing, on Sunday, April 18, 2010, in Cambridge, Ontario. He is survived by his treasured spouse, Penelope Smith, son Peter David Berkeley (Caroline) of Ottawa, and daughter Janet Maxwell (Craig) of Cochrane Alberta and grandchildren, Melissa and Kenneth Maxwell, Kiah Berkeley of Washington D.C. and Phoebe Berkeley of Ottawa. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret and his brother, Dr. James Berkeley of Qualicum Beach, B.C. Ken was born in St. Catharines to Dr. Garvin Berkeley and Bessie Alp. He attended Ridley College. He enlisted into the Canadian Navy and speedily transferred into the British Army. He was proud to serve in India and Malaya with the 3rd Gurkha Parachute Battalion, 9th Gurkha Rifles. Following the War, he attended Queen's University for his medical training. During this time in Kingston, he also taught military cadets at Camp Borden and upon graduation set up a private practice in Galt, Ontario, in 1955. He enjoyed his life's work with his patients and he served them well, until his retirement in 2002. He was so well loved by his family, friends and beloved patients. He enjoyed a wonderful life and will be dearly remembered, never forgotten. We shall miss him as words cannot describe. Ken is resting at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge. A private family gathering will be held in Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Record 28 Apr 2010 
Dr. Kenneth Hugh Berkeley
 
3473 ADAM BERLET. About as neat and inviting a grocery store and ice. cream parlor as one could wish to enter, is that conducted by Mr. Adam Berlet. A glance is sufficient to show that Mr. Berlet has a place for everything and everything in its place. While his stock of groceries is not large, yet it is carefully selected and fresh. The confectionery department is replete with all candies that the lover of sweet meats can desire. He also deals in fruits, lie has the leading ice cream parlor a cosily furnished inviting apartment where all through the season the choicest of ice cream, sodas, etc., in all the leading flavors are served. in the two years Mr. Berlet has occupied this store, he has "made things go." Mr. Berlet has accomplished much by being obliging and genial and paying close attention to business.1a

1aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hambug, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
Adam Berlet
 
3474 Elizabeth was referred to Elizabeth Ballert by Ezra Eby's book Elizabeth Berlet
 
3475 The death of Mrs. Lillie Herman, widow of the late John Herman, of North Easthope, occurred Monday night at the age of 72 years. She had been in failing health for the past month, after having suffered a stroke.
The Late Mrs. Herman was born on July 31, 1886, in Wellesley Township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Berlett, and following her marriage in 1910 she and her husband resided on his farm in North Easthope. Mr. Herman predeceased her in 1944, and in 1946 she moved to Milverton to make her home with her son. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Milverton, and a member of the Ladies Aid and sewing circle of the church.
Surviving are four sons, Dr. Lloyd Herman of Washington, D.C., Nyal and Cecil of RR 3, New Hamburg, and Harold of Milverton; two daughters, Mrs Elmer (Sophia) Roeder of RR 1, Gadshill, and Miss Marjorie of Milverton; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon with service at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Milverton, followed by interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sebastopol. Rev. Luther Eberhardt officiated.
New Hamburg Independent Aug 8 1958 pg 1 
Lillian Sophia Berlet
 
3476 Berlet: On Saturday afternoon last, Mr, Louis F. W. Berlet, only son of Mr. and Mrs, Adam Berlet, passed away at the home of his Aunt, Miss E. Peine, at the age of 26 years. He had been in failing health with tubercular trouble for the past few months, and his death was not entirely unexpected, although the news of his demise came as a shock to his many friends. The deceased was a highly esteemed young man with a promising future, following the occupation of electrician, which however, terminated in his untimely demise. He was a member of the local Oddfellow Lodge and an adherent of the Lutheran faith. He leaves to mourn him his parents and one sister, Miss Minnie, residing in Port Huron, The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon to Riverside Cemetery, The funeral was conducted by Rev. Mr. Mosig of Walkerton, The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family in their sad loss.1a

1aTavistock Gazette 19 Oct 1916 
Louis Frederick W. Berlet
 
3477 Ill since Friday last, Therodore A. Berlett, 151 Wilmot Street passed away early last evening at his home. Mr. Berlett, an employee of the Merchants Rubber Co., for the past 19 years, was in his 40th year. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berlett of this city and attended Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church.

The parents survive with his widow, one daughter, Elvera, at home, two brothers, Henry and Valentine, both of Kitchener, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Puschinsky, Shallow Lake, Ont.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from his residence at 2 o'clock to Holy Trinity Church for services at 2:30 pm. Interment will take place in Woodland Cemetery, Rev. Otto C. Schuetze, pastor of Holy Trinity, will officiate.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 6 Nov 1935 
Theodore August Berlet
 
3478 Berlett, Edgar D. (Danny) - On Monday, Aug 1, 1994, at K-W Hospital, in his 85th year. Edgar Daniel Berlett, loving husband of Margaret Berlett (nee Fellbaum); dear father of Nancy Wilson and her husband John of Vancouver, Sally Powell and her husband Donald of Kitchener, Judy Maecker and her husband Ray of Waterloo and Susan Usher of Kitchener. Edgar will be fondly remembered by his 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Agnes Berlett; one brother, John and granddaughter, Cathy Croft. Relatives and friends may call at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home & Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1994 in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m., Rev. Eric Reble officiating. Internment to take place at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 910 King St. W., Kitchener, N2G 1G4 or the CNIB, 180 King St. S., Waterloo, N2J 1P8 or St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. N., Kitchener, N2H 2G9 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy by the family. A reception will be held in the Heritage Room following the funeral in the chapel. A special thanks to Dr. George Berrigan and the nurses of 5DN of K-W Hospital for their support.

The Record, August 2, 1994 
Edgar Daniel "Danny" Berlett
 
3479 Mrs. Marie Rieck

Mrs. Marie Rieck, wife of William Rieck, passed away at 1.30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. Hass, 377 Park street, Kitchener, after a lingering illness. The deceased was in her 76th year, being born in Germany on October 21st, 1845. She came to this country with her husband and family in 1887 and settled in New Hamburg where they lived until 1907 when they moved to Kitchener. She is survived by her husband, three sons, William Rieck of New Hamburg, Rev. Ernest Rieck of Clarence Centre, N. Y., and Charles Rieck, chief of police for Elmira, five daughters, Mrs. A. F. Schmidt, Mrs. H. Adams, Mrs. E. Clarke, all of Stratford. Mrs. E. Hass and Mrs. A. Ellensen of Kitchener, and 18 grandchildren. One son, Rudolph Rieck predeceased her. She was a faithful member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.

New Hamburg Independent, September 12, 1930 
Marie Louise Sophie Berlin
 
3480 BERLLAM, Bela

Peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 49 years of age. Beloved husband of Margit. Loving father of Joseph and Bruno; loving grandfather of Isabela. Survived by his brothers, Marton and Irving and by his sister Monica. Friends are invited to call at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, from 12 p.m., until the time of funeral service in the chapel, at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 7 Dec 2011 
Bela Berllam
 
3481 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Ken Bernardo
 
3482 BERNARDO, Manuel

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Maria Emilia. Loving father of Fatima DaSilva (Joe) and grandfather of Julia. Dear brother of Antonio (Adelina), Jose (Rosa) and Carlos (Conceicao). He will also be missed by his cousin Leonor, niece Graça, his Godson Paul and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. Manuel was predeceased by his sister, Maria Julia. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home chapel on Sunday evening, at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Elgin Street South, Cambridge, on Monday, December 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 5 Dec 2012 
Manuel Bernardo
 
3483 BERNARDO, Messias

Of 1698 Eastdowns Drive, Cambridge, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1991, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Maria Oliver: dear father of Messies and his wife Linda of Puslinch, Lucy (Mrs. Rodney Derouchiel and Fatima (Mrs. Mike Sahagiaru, both of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by four grandchildren, Shawn, Derek, Christina and Eric and five brothers. Mr. Bernardo was born in the Azores and came to Canada 33 years ago. He lived the past 25 years in Cambridge and was a longtime employee of Bibby Foundry. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Wednesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clement's Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge, Thursday, Jan. 24, 1991, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Jan 1991 pg A11 
Messias Bernardo
 
3484 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Paul Bernardo
 
3485 Listowel Banner Newspaper 28 July 1960

Obituary Mrs. Norman L. Bean.

"Funeral services for Mrs. Norman L. Bean, 79 of Binning Street, was conducted in the Harrison-Gibson Funeral Home, Main Street West, on Friday, by Rev. Lloyd Stapleton of the Listowel United Church Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Formerly Emma Louisa Berndt, Mrs. Bean died in Memorial Hospital last Wednesday. She passed away on her birthday.

Born in Bruce County on July 20, 1881, she came to Listowel in 1916. Her husband predeceased her, She was a member of the local United Church and affiliated with the local Pentecostal Church. She took an active part for many years in the United Church Women's Missionary Society and was also an active supporter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

She is survived by four sons, Elmer of Listowel, Mervyn of South Porcupine, Dr Hibbert of Lakefield and Percy of Harriston; one brother, Henry Berndt of Edmonton, Alta; three sisters, Mrs. Elton (Lydia) Bean, Listowel; Mrs. Dave (Victoria) Chappel of Port Elgin; Mrs. Milton (Sophia) Dahmer of Underwood; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One sister predeceased her." 
Emma Louisa Berndt
 
3486 Mrs. Carl Ludolph, widow of Rev. Carl Ludolph who served as pastor of Wiarton and Arnprior churches, died today at K-W Hospital after a long illness. He was 88. She moved to 170 David St. in 1941, after her husband died in 1940. The former Emma Berner, she was born Sept. 23, 1878, in Switzerland, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Berner. She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are one son, Dr. Walter Ludolph of Belleville; one daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Frieda) Kunkel of Kitchener; one sister, Elise Dundas of Toronto; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Gruhn Funeral Home until1 p.m., Saturday, when removal will be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church for the funeral at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. H. W. Opperman will officiate. Burial will be in Mannheim cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, March 23, 1967 
Emma Berner
 
3487 Mrs. Peter Fisher

Mrs. Peter Fisher of 8 Crescent St., formerly of Duke Street East, died today at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. She was 93. Born in Elmira, Dec. 25, 1874, the former Ida C. Berner, she had lived in the Twin Cities for the past 75 years. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist and a charter member of the Patricia chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was predeceased by her husband in December, 1953; a son, Leonard, December, 1952, and a daughter, Mabel, January, 1968, and three brothers. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Clarence A. (Dorothy) Bell of Kitchener; five granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Dec 1968 pg 21 
Ida Caroline Berner
 
3488 John Berner - John Berner, 79, of Peel Street, New Hamburg, died Tuesday in K-W Hospital. A native of Elmira, he retired from farming eight years ago and moved to the village. He had operated a thresher for many years in the Breslau and Shantz Station area. Surviving is his wife the former Edna Plate, whom he married in 1923 after his first wife, the former Matilda Doerr, had died. Also surviving are six sons, Charlton of Nipigon, Harold of Sarnia, Howard of Ottawa, Willard of Waterloo, Theodore and Jack of New Hamburg; a brother, Albert of Kitchener, and a sister, Mrs. Peter (Ida) Fisher of Kitchener. A brother, William, also predeceased hm. There are six grandchildren. The body is at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home where a service will be held at 3 pm Thursday, Rev. H.F. Schade will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
John Berner
 
3489 William C. Berner

There passed away on Sunday evening at his residence, William C. Berner in his 76th year, after an extended illness. The late Mr. Berner was born in Germany and with his parents, came to Canada at an early age. On reaching manhood he engaged in farming at Lundy's Lane, later at Elmira and finely in Waterloo Township, near Mosboro. Upon thls retirement he took up his residence in the city. During a long and useful life he constantly took a deep interest in public affairs and the welfare of the community generally. He leaves besides a sorrowing widow, three sons, William F. of this city, John W. and Albert J. of Waterloo township and one daughter, Mrs. P. Fischer of this city. Interment will take place on Wednesday at 2.30 o'clock in the afternoon from his late residence to Mount Hope cemetery.

The Daily Record 23 J ul 1923 pg 11 
William Charles Berner
 
3490 Nettie in 1901 was living with her grand parents Peter Reist and Catherine. Nettie Bernhard
 
3491 ALBERT BERNHARDT

PRESTON, March. 6 - A brief funeral service will take place in Preston cemetery on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for, Albert Bernhardt of Windsor, who passed away at his home on Sunday. The late, Mr. Bernhardt was a cousin of Peter Bernnardt of Preston.

Kitchener Daily Record 6 Mar 1939 pg 13 
Albert Carl Bernhardt
 
3492 BERNHARDT, Clara

At Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, Kitchener, formerly of 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge, on Saturday, May 1, 1993, in her 82nd year. Dear sister of Frank of Cambridge. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ida Bernhardt; one sister, Kathryn Hagey (1971) and one brother, David (1993), all of Cambridge. Clara was born in Cambridge (Preston) and was a lifelong resident of the area. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a recipient of the Order of Ontario in 1991. At the request of Clara, there will be no visitation at the Barthel Funeral Home. 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Fairview Central Auditorium, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge, Monday May 10 at 2 p.m. Interment of ashes in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 May 1993 pg A11 
Clara May Theurer Bernhardt
 
3493 she wrote thousands of poems and had a number of them published in the Canadian Home Journal and the Star Weekly. She had five collections of poems published including "Silent Rhythm", "Far Horizons", "Hidden Music", "Bermuda Interlude" and "I Need You". Miss Bernhardt claimed that it was during the Second World War that she actually learned to write by contributing book reviews to the Prestonian, a local weekly newspaper...1a

1awww.cambridge.ca 
Clara May Theurer Bernhardt
 
3494 BERNHARDT, David Arthur

Friday, March 19, 1993, with grace and courage. Dear husband and friend of Virginia; loved father of Nina Harnack, Christopher and Mark, loving grandfather of Jennifer Moore and Jason Harnack; dear brother of Clara and Frank. Cremation has taken place.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Mar 1993 pg A11 
David Arthur Bernhardt
 
3495 MRS. HARRY BRAUN, Mrs. Harry Braun of 742 Sherring St., a lifelong resident of Preston, died Friday at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital. She was 64. The former Edna Bernhardt was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and is survived by her husband, Harry; one son, Jack of Guelph; one daughter, Mrs. Neil (Audrey) Eby of Cambridge (Preston); three brothers, Louis and Harold, both of Cambridge (Preston) and Irvin of Kingston; three sisters, Mrs. Clinton (Ruth) Dale of Cambridge (Galt) Mrs. Stan (Isabel) DeBrusk of Cambridge (Hespeler) and Mrs. Norman (Rose) Woods of Keswick; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mrs. Braun will be at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner of Queen and Argyle Streets, Cambridge (Preston) from this afternoon. Funeral and committal services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's. Interment will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery.1a

1aK-W Record Oct. 27/73 
Edna Rose Bernhardt
 
3496 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt "Corner of Blair Rd and Queen St., Cambridge, Ontario" George Bernhardt
 
3497 George Bernhardt was born in Preston, Ontario and lived in Galt for 43 years. He was the proprietor of the Iroquois Hotel built in 1894 and he built the Bernhardt Block in Preston and prior to WWI operated liquor stores in Galt and Preston.

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

_____________

Geo. Bernhardt

This gentleman conducts a wholesale and retail wine and liquor business in the Opera House block, but in a few months will remove into his new and commodious premises in the "Iroquois" block, one of the handsomest and most complete places of business west of Toronto. Mr. Bernhardt has the reputation of conduction a large and increasing business. As a citizen he is always ready to help and promote the interests of Galt.

Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897

_____________________

George Bernhardt Passes

After a lingering illness the death occurred on Sunday morning at his home, Galt, of George Bernhardt, one of Galt's oldest citizens and best-known men. Deceased was owner of the Iroquois Hotel, Galt, and of the Bernhardt block in Preston. He had been in failing health for some time, but had only been confined to bed for a few weeks. He was 78 years of age. In prewar days deceased operated liquor stores in Galt and Preston and had long been identified with that business. He was born in Preston and spent 43 years of his life in Galt. He was a past president of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society and a director at the time of his death. He was a great lover of horses and dogs. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Mrs. W. Pickering, and Miss Florence, of Galt, and Henry, of Preston, Peter Bernhardt, of Preston is a brother.

New Hamburg Independent, May 2, 1930
 
George Bernhardt
 
3498 Among the early settlers may be named Mr. Isaac Salyerds, of Irish descent. Brought up among Pennsylvanians, he married a daughter of John Erb and with her obtained considerable landed property. Isaac was a man of energy. He built a tavern (now owned by Mr. Alfred Thomson,) owned two large farms near Preston and became the owner of a small tannery, near the Grand River, built by one Andrew Smith. Mr. Salyerds erected a large store, built a tannery on those premises and carried on the business of tanning for a number of years. Owing to sickness and other causes his business declined; he discontinued the tannery and died in embarrassed circumstances. (Having neglected to make a will, his property went into the Court of Chancery where it remained for a number of years, until the greater portion of it had been consumed by law costs. The tannery premises were purchased by Henry Bernhardt who converted them into a brewery and added a number of buildings as they now stand.1a

1aFifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917, pg 25

__________________________

Dreadful Accident from Lightning at New Hope

It falls this week to our lot as public journalists to record one of the most awful, sudden and frightful catastrophes, by which in the twinkling of an eye, unthinking mortals are occasionally hurried off the busy scene of human life, which we recollect as happening in our immediate neighbourhood. On Sunday last, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and when the heavy thunder storm which visited this quarter on that day, was raging at its height, just as three men, Frederick Long, Henry Barnhart and a German known as the "Little Waggoner" were in the act of leaving the stoop of the tavern in the Village of New Hope, kept by Mr. Adam Scott, a terrific flash of lightning struck the party and felled them all instantaneously to the earth.

Melancholy to relate, Long was found to have been killed on the spot, his shirt and skin across the breast being most severely burned and singed and part of his clothes rent and torn into shreds by the fearful, yet incomprehensible violence of the electric shock. Barnhart was discovered to have been struck completely blind and has remained so ever since, besides being otherwise severely stunned, burned and injured. The other person, who seems only to be known by the cognomen of the "Little Waggoner" (being a wagon maker in New Hope), was only slightly affected in the foot, in which, however, he experienced a strange, yet painful sensation. Dr. Ebert and Mr. Klotz soon arrived from Preston, but all attempts at reviving Long were tried in vain. Barnhart, who is a brewer in Preston, has since been conveyed home, but notwithstanding every attention medical and otherwise, the poor fellow enjoys little hope of recovering his eyesight, if indeed, his life be spared as he now lies in a precarious condition. Long was 24 years of age, and son-in-law of old Mr. Barnhart and head cooper to Mr. Hespeler, of Preston and had lately been employed at Mr. H's Mills at New Hope. He leaves a wife and child to lament his untimely end, and the bereavement of a kind husband and fond father.

At the time and place where the lightning struck, an extremely strong, sulphurous and suffocating smell pervaded the surrounding atmosphere and even clung to the bodies of the killed and injured, so much so that for some time there was great difficulty in breathing in the vicinity of the spot where the dire calamity occurred.

The Niagara Chronicle of 8 Aug 1850
Picked up and reprinted from The Dumfries Reformer, Galt Ont

__________________________

Died at Preston, on Sunday, January 27th, 1907, at 7.50 o'clock a.m. Henry Bernhardt Aged 81 Years, 10 Months and 17 Days. Funeral Will take place from the residence of Peter Bernhardt, where Service will be held, on Tuesday Afternoon, 29th Jan., at 2 o'clock to the Preston Cemetery for Interment. No Flowers. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. Preston, Jan. 28th, 1907.

City of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection 
Henry Bernhardt
 
3499 Died, In Preston, today (Tuesday,) at two o'clock P.M., Henry Charles, Son of Henry Bernhardt, Aged 18 Years, 9 Months and 15 Days. Funeral, On Thursday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, P.M., from his Father's Residence, to Preston Cemetery. Preston, April 26th, 1881.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection 
Henry Charles Bernhardt
 
3500 Henry Bernhardt

PRESTON — Henry H. Bernhardt, 70, well-known lifelong resident of Preston, died suddenly at his home, 305 Hamilton St., Preston, early Friday morning. Mr. Bernhardt had been ailing for a year and seriously ill for a week. A moulder by occupation he was employed with Clare Bros., in that capacity for some 40 years and for a short time with Shantz Foundry. He retired from moulding in 1948. An active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Mr. Bernhardt was a member of the church board and secretary-treasurer of the Sunday school. He was financial secretary of the Preston Independent Order of Foresters. A member of the Moulder's Union, he was secretary-treasurer of that organization until a short time after his retirement in 1948. As a hobby he was a member of the Preston crokinole club. He was married in Preston in 1908. His wife, the former Rose Marie Wehrle, survives with four daughters, Mrs. H. (Edna) Braun of Preston, Mrs. C. (Ruth) Dale of Galt, Mrs. S. (Isobel) Debrusk of Preston, Mrs. N. (Rose) Wood of Galt; three sons, Harold, Irvin and Lewis of Preston; two brothers, George of Galt and Jake of Toronto and a sister, Mrs. H. Davis of Madison, N.J. Twelve grandchildren and an aunt, Mrs. George Haller of Preston, also survive. The body is at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Monday, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Preston. Rev. J. S. Dauphinee of St. Peter's Lutheran Church will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Dec 1953 pg 5 
Henry Martin Bernhardt
 
3501 1901 Berlin Census lists Hilda Bernhardt as the illegitimate child of ? daughter - perhaps the oldest daughter, Annie. Hilda Bernhardt
 
3502 1901 Berlin census - Jacob is lodging with Nortz and Catherine Berhardt Jacob H. Bernhardt
 
3503 Jacob Bernhardt built this square hipped roof residence in 1882 of buff Doon brick. The wide front verandah, a later addition, is constructed of matching brick below with wood pillars supporting a shallow hipped roof with central pediment. The house is set well back in an ample garden behind a Edwardian wire fence. The large carriage shed to the rear is a country village feature.1a

1aUpper Doon, a a heritage conservation district plan, prepared by Nicholas Hill (architect planner - London) 1987 pg 36 
Jacob Irwin Bernhardt
 
3504 BERNHARDT, Louis F.

Of 133 Woodside Ave., Cambridge. on Tuesday, July 28, 1992, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of the late Gwendolvne Eagling (1977). Loving brother of Isabel (Mrs Stan Debrusk) and Ruth (Mrs. Clinton Dale), both of Cambridge; dear father of Thomas McQuitty of Cambridge, Kenneth Albert of Kitchener. Darryl Albert and Charles Albert, both of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by nine grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Irvin and Harold; two sisters, Edna Braun and Rose Wood and one son, Christopher Albert in 1971. Mr. Bernhardt was born in Preston and was a life long resident. He was a long time employee of Clare Brothers, retiring in 1981. He served overseas in the army in the Second World War and was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Cambridge. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 586 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be conducted by Rev. Norris Heubner at the funeral home on Thursday, July 30,1992, at 1.30 p.m.

The Record 29 Jul 1992 pg A15 
Louis F. Bernhardt
 
3505 RICKERT, Lucille Marilyn Passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Mrs. Rickert, age 77 years, was born in Kitchener. Beloved daughter of the late Stella and Herman Bernhardt. Loving mother of Shelley Albers (Barry) of St. Marys, Tracy Salmon (Brent) of Kitchener and Brad Rickert of Stratford. Dear grandmother of Trevor and Kelsey Salmon. Survived by a sister, Kathy Blom (Gerry) of St. Clement and a brother Grant Bernhardt (Charlene) of Grimsby. At Lucille's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home Chapel , 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Cancer Society or the Perth County Humane Society would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the funeral home at 519-742-4481 or condolences at www.schreitersandrock funeralhome.com Lucille Marilyn Bernhardt
 
3506 1901 Berlin census - Mary is living with Nortz and Catherine Bernhardt as a lodger. Mary Bernhardt
 
3507 1901 Berlin census - Matilda is lodging with Nortz and Catherine Bernhardt Matilda Bernhardt
 
3508 Peter Bernhardt was born in Preston 1 Oct 1850 son of Henry Bernhardt and Dorothea Rahn who had come from Alsace Lorraine. He and his father were the founders of Rock Springs Brewery. He was involved with the Preston Horticultual Society, Preston School Board, Preston Council and the Albion Hotel.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [snippet from original text in book] 
Peter Bernhardt
 
3509 Philip left Preston about 1881. Philip Bernhardt
 
3510 THE JACOB BERNHARDT FAMILY HISTORY

By Clara Wurster Atkinson

The dates in this history were obtained from the records in German, of Rev. Jacob Huettner (pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Preston, from 1838 - 1849) and records of Rev. I. Wurster (pastor of St. Peter's 1854 - 1881). Rev. Huettner was the great grandfather, and Rev. Wurster was the grandfather of Mrs. Percy (Clara Wurster) Atkinson who completed this account at Preston on April 21, 1952.

Among the early pioneers of Waterloo County, Ontario, were Philip Jacob Bernhardt (known as Jacob) and his wife Barbara Rupp Bernhardt, who came to America in 1831 from Oberhofen, Alsace.

Jacob and Barbara were married in 1817 in Oberhofen and they lived there and also in Steinseltz. Typical of the ambitious, industrious people of those days, they spent happy hours tilling the fertile soil of Alsace and enjoying the exceptionally fine climate of the Rhine Valley.

Following the custom of those southern provinces, they harvested many kinds of fruit, especially grapes and prune plums, and made quantities of wine. Instead of carrying water to men working in the fields, they served them from huge jugs filled with grape and prune wine.

Another quaint custom which they observed on Shrove Tuesday was the making of fried cakes of the yeast variety (a tubful as the tale was told), and in the evening friends gathered to enjoy these large twisted cakes served with coffee. It was a time of feasting, dancing and merrymaking. There appears to have been an abundance of food. However, at that time many people were leaving Alsace for America, the New World.

In the spring of 1831 Jacob and Barbara decided to leave their homeland with its pleasant surroundings and neat farm, for the wilds of America. They set sail from Le Havre, France, with their five children: Catherine, John, George, Henry and Magdalene. After a long, rough voyage they landed at Buffalo, N.Y., on July 4, 1831. Independence Day celebrations were in full swing with fireworks and crackers even at that early date. Barbara, who had been accustomed to war and unrest in her homeland, was terrified. She thought they had landed in the midst of a terrific war, and decided that America was not the peaceful spot she had anticipated.

Barbara refused to settle in Buffalo, so they journeyed on by oxcart to the little town of Hamburg, N.Y. After resting there awhile they again travelled on, finally settling in a rural section near the village of Boston. To be exact, their home was between Boston and Eden, both small New York State villages. Here they cleared the land and farmed until coming to Canada about the year 1841.

Being possessed of strong religious principles, and faithful to the Lutheran church in their homeland, they wanted to settle as near as possible to a Lutheran church in this wild country. While there they were quite close to the little old Evangelical church, which was located on the East Eden Road near Hamburg and was later torn down. The church was founded in 1829 by German emigrants who were on their way to Wisconsin but were marooned by the severe New York State winter.

It is almost certain the Bernhardts attended this church when they arrived in 1831, but unfortunately the church records from 1829 to 1845 were destroyed by fire. It is therefore impossible to obtain records of attendance and christenings of children. However, the records of their confirmation in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Preston, Ontario, show that the children born in America were christened near Eden, N.Y. Five more children were born to the couple in their American home: Rosina, Elizabeth, William, Jacob, and Philip.

They heard of the fertile lands along the Grand River near Waterloo, Canada, which lured them on to cross the border into the deeper wilderness of Canada. They settled in Waterloo Township north of Kossuth where the farm upon which they settled, now cleared of its forest and in a high state of cultivation, stands as a monument to their industry and patience. Here they lived for some years, until Jacob was in poor health, the work was too strenuous, and the boys were leaving home. They decided to settle in Preston, where they had been faithful members of the Lutheran church since their arrival in Canada. Also, the long drives to attend church had become wearisome.

Arriving in Preston, Jacob became an innkeeper. On April 11, 1855 he purchased Lot No. 17 on the corner of King and Montrose Streets (later the Von Ende property) from Dinah Sidney Smith. Here the Bernhardt tavern was located for many years. After Jacob's death in 1857, his son George carried on at the inn. Incidentally, Jacob's son Henry had purchased Lot No. 14 from Alex. Grant on Jan. 15, 1855.

Jacob and Barbara spent happy days at the inn, but not for long. Jacob died in 1857 at the age of 61 years. He was laid to rest in the old Lutheran cemetery behind the church, with Rev. Immanuel Wurster officiating. Barbara lived with her son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. John Beck) at their home which is now 132 Waterloo St. N. in Preston. There she died on Jan. 24, 1881 at the age of 86 years. During a blinding snow storm that drifted the snow so high that a tiny cutter almost overturned, she was laid to rest in the old section of the Preston cemetery (known as The Row) with Rev. I. Wurster officiating. The stone and inscription are still in perfect condition.

At the time of her death there were 84 descendants, but today there are many more Bernhardts.

BERNHARDT FAMILY RECORDS

Philip Jacob Bernhardt (known as Jacob) Born in Oberhofen, Alsace, France, March 29, 1796 Married in Oberhofen in 1817 Died in Preston, Ont., July 23, 1857, of dropsy Age 61 years, 3 months, 25 days Buried July 25, 1857 in the old Lutheran cemetery behind the church by Rev. I. Wurster Survivors: widow, 10 children and 22 grandchildren.

His Wife
Barbara Bernhardt (nee Rupp)
Born in Oberhofen, Alsace, March 28, 1794 Married in Oberhofen, 1817 Died in Preston, Ont., Jan. 24, 1881, of cancerous tumor Age 86 years, 9 months, 7 days Buried Jan. 26, 1881 in Preston cemetery by Rev. Wurster

Survivors: four sons (one son George had died and one son John had disappeared); four daughters; 40 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren. Total of 84 survivors

CHILDREN OF JACOB AND BARBARA BERNHARDT
First five children born in Oberhofen, Alsace. The other five children born near Boston, New York State.
1.Catherine-married (1) Michael Roos in Buffalo, 1833.
(2) John Hinderer in Preston, 1859.
2.John-married Anna Steppler in Preston, 1845.
3.George-married Elizabeth Steppler in Preston, 1845.
4.Henry-married Dorothea Rahn in Preston, 1850.
5.Magdalene-married Hubert Kratzmeier in Preston.
6.Rosina-married John Beck in Preston, 1867.
7.Elizabeth-married Gustaph Kraus, Baden.
8.William-married (1) Isabel Campbell, Galt.
(2) Kate Munroe, Galt.
9.Jacob-married Elizabeth Israel in Preston, 1861.
10.Philip-left Preston about 1881.

Atkinson, Clara Wurster Atkinson. "THE JACOB BERNHARDT FAMILY HISTORY" Forty-Fifth Annual Volume, Waterloo Historical Society., 1957, Annual Report 
Philip Jacob "Jacob" Bernhardt
 
3511 Died, In Preston, on Monday morning, at 1 o'clock, Rosaline, Only Daughter of Henry and Doratha Bernhardt, Aged 16 Years, 8 Months and 7 Days. Funeral On Tuesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from her Father's residence, King St., to Preston Cemetery. Preston, Oct. 2nd, 1882.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection 
Rosaline Bernhardt
 
3512 Died In Preston, Thursday Dec. 28th 7 p.m. Rosina Bernhardt Widow of the late John Beck Aged 91 years. The Funeral Will be held from the residence of her granddaughter Mrs. P. Atkinson, King St., at 2.30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 31st. Interment to take place at Preston Cemetery. [ no year given: Tombstone gives 1922]

City of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection 
Rosina Bernhardt
 
3513 Was co-founder of Rock Springs Brewery with his father. Served on board of the Preston Library and member of the Preston Public Utilities Commission. Member of Preston Council and Reeve. Operated the Waterloo Glove Manufacturing Co.

Cambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [snippet from original text in book] 
Valentine Peter Bernhardt
 
3514 William Bernhardt was born in Buffalo, New York in 1838 but spent almost all his life in Galt. He was owner and operator of the Western Hotel later known as Overland Hotel. Also operated the Grand Hotel (formerly Queen's Arms Hotel) also involved with the New Royal Hotel.1a

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

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Oldest Hotel Keeper Died Saturday

WILLIAM BERNHARDT PASSES AWAY IN HIS SEVENTY-EIGHTH YEAR.


FOR THIRTY YEARS HE WAS THE PROPRIETOR OF THE WESTERN HOTEL.

Galt's veteran hotelman, Mr. William Bernhardt, passed away Saturday evening at 8:45 at his residence, 104 Ainslie Street South. Deceased had been in failing health for the past six years, having been stricken with paralysis six years ago. He was not only one of Galt's oldest residents but the town's oldest hotelkeeper, being in his 78th year. Though born in Buffalo, N.Y., he spent practically all of his life in Galt. His death was due to general breakdown..

William Bernhardt came here when young, and the only time he was away from Galt for any lengthy period was two years he had spent in Hamilton. He had been identified with the hotel business in Galt for close onto half a century. For over thirty years he conducted the Western Hotel, which he owned, and he was in the old Grand Hotel for five years and at one time conducted what is now the New Royal Hotel. He was one of Western Ontario's best know hotelmen. He continued in the hotel business until taken ill about six years ago. In late years he devoted most of his time to his four farms located near Galt, one on the Cedar Creek Road, and three near Branchton.

In religion he was a Lutheran and he was also a member of the Masonic order.
Besides a widow there survive a family of four - Mrs. T.J. Wagner of Newmarket; Mrs. N.P. Townsend, of Washington, D.C.; William G. of Berlin, and Frank of London.
The funeral, which will be private, will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from his late residence to Mount View cemetery.3a

3aGalt Reporter 20 Mar 1916

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Western Hotel, William Bernhart, Concession Street \endash Galt possesses several very excellent hotels, where the weary traveller may "rest and be thankful" with all the comforts of a home. Among the number must be mentioned the Great Western, which is located Concession Street, in close proximity to the depot of the Wellington Grey and Bruce Railway. It is a handsome structure 50x110 feet in dimensions, with an L 40x40 feet in dimensions and three stories in height, and substantially built of brick. The house contains twenty-five bedrooms, which are light, well-ventilated and comfortably furnished, three parlors, a large and tastefully arranged dining-room, bar-room reading room, etc. The menu is unexcelled, the table having all the delicacies of the season as well as the more substantial viands, while the cuisine is all that the most fastidious could desire. There are six courteous and attentive assistants who look well after the comfort of the guests. The stabling accommodation is first-class there being accommodations for 25 horses. The rates of [unreadable] $1 per day, and special rates are [unreadable] for boarders, of which the house as a [unreadable] has 25. Mr. Bernhart, the proprietor, is a native of Buffalo, of German descent, but has lived most of his life in Canada. He is a genial host, and a gentleman highly esteemed for his many social and business qualities.4a

4aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs [microform] : its prominent places and people : representative merchants and manufacturers : its improvements, progress and enterprise" 
William Bernhardt
 
3515 BERNIER, Gilbert Joseph

Of Route 1, Preston, at Hamilton, on July 6, in his 61st year, Gilbert Bernier, beloved husband of Jean Marion; dear father of Donald of Trenton, Robert of Kitchener, Roland, Douglas, Thomas, David, Joanne and Patti-Jean, all of Preston. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston, from this evening for funeral service Monday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Jul 1972 pg 25 
Gilbert Joseph Bernier
 
3516 Lived with Michael B. & Elisabeth Zehr Christian Berrert
 
3517 Came to Canada with Smyly Homes of Dublin, Ireland July 31, 1908. James Kirby Berrie
 
3518 Father: Samuel BERRIMAN b: 1813 in Stickton,North Yorkshire,England,U.K. Mother: Maria HURWORTH
Marriage 1 EDMONDS  
Annie Berriman
 
3519 Albert Berry of 30 Schnieder Avenue died Wednesday 12 February 1969 at Coutts Pavillion, Freeport Sanitarium following a lengthy illness. He was 77. Born 26 September 1891 in Suffolk, England, he came to Canada fifty years ago. He was a cutter for Savage Shoes Limited, Preston until retiring 7 years ago.

An Anglican, Mr. Berry was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kitchener Branch 50. and a life member of the Army, Navy, and Air Force Veterans He was a veteran of both World Wars, serving overseas with the First Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps during the first World War, and with the Veterans Guard of Canada during the second World War.

Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, the former Lucy Raines, two sons, Kenneth and Robert Berry of Kitchener; three daughters, Mrs. Victor Cass (Doris) of Hamilton, Mrs. Alfred Logel (Audrey) of Galt, and Mrs. Sylvester O"Hara (Gladys) of Cooksville, 10 Grandchildren and one Great Grandchild. The body is at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, where service will be conducted at 3:30 P.M. Friday with Rev. Roy Webb officiating. Burial in Veteran's Plot Woodland Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener Waterloo Record 13 February 1969 
Albert Berry
 
3520 LOGEL, Audrey Edith

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her residence in Cambridge on Sunday, November 22, 2009, at age 83. Cherished mother of Barbara Heibein (Kenneth), Bryon Logel, Sharon Burgess (Curtis), Marjorie Wood (Scott) and Alfie Logel (Karen). Dearly loved grandmother of Steven, Jason, Lee, Dean, Angela, Christina, Daryl, AJ and Shannon. Great-grandmother of Troy, Hunter, McKenna and Colton. Survived by sisters Doris Cass, Gladys O'Hara and brother Robert Berry. Predeceased by her husband, Alfred Louis Logel, parents, Albert and Lucy Berry and one brother Ken Berry. She enjoyed a lengthy retirement traveling with family and friends. Audrey's unconditional love, caring and giving will forever live in the hearts of those lives she touched. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre at 96 St. Andrew's Street, Cambridge, ON. For time of Funeral Mass at St. Gregory's RC Church, 10 St. Gregory's Drive, Cambridge, ON, Thursday, November 26th, 2009, please call Coutt's Funeral Home, for time of Mass. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 29 Nov 2009 
Audrey Edith Berry
 
3521 BERRY, David - Of Cambridge, in his 81st year, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, January 9, 2008. Beloved husband of Marie (Mimi) for the past 49 years. Dear father of Deb and her husband Rick, Susan and her husband Dave, Terry and Joanne. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren, Mitchell and his wife Robin, Jonathan, Christopher, Jeffery and his great-grandson, Austin. Survived by a brother, James and his wife Shirley. Dave will be sadly missed by his family and friends. At Dave's request, cremation has taken place with interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Family and friends will be received at an open house at his home, 129 Hedley Street, Cambridge on Friday, January 11, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The Berry family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors and nursing staff on the 4th and 5th floor at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital for their excellent care. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge (519) 653-3251. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com

The Record - Jan 2008 
David Berry
 
3522 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Doris Berry
 
3523 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. Francis Berry
 
3524 Rev. Francis Berry Primitive, was born in 1822 in Toronto Ontario and was received on trial in 1852

Christian Guardian \endash Rev. Francis Berry- Born a son on 13th inst. at the Wesleyan Parsonage at Aylmer \endash May 21, 1856 pg 131

Charges: 1851 Williamsville/Tuscarora (Haldimand Cty.), 1852 Ordained, 1852 Dumfries, 1853 St. George, 1854-1855 Aylmer C.W. (Brantford), 1856-1857 Sarnia, 1858-1859 St. Thomas, 1860-1862 Napanee, 1863 Whitby/Oshawa, 1864-1866 Muncey, 1867 Smithville, 1867-1871 Collingwood (Simcoe Cty.)1a

1ahttps://krassoc.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/francis-berry-wesleyan-methodist-minister/
 
Rev. Francis Berry
 
3525 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gladys Berry
 
3526 Berry [Howard Gordon b. 11 Oct 1891, Hamilton, Ont.; printer; next-of-kin: William Berry, father; regimental number: 751269]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 
Sergeant Howard Gordon Berry
 
3527 BERRY, Kenneth A. - Suddenly at St. Mary's Hospital on Friday 11 October 2002, in his 73rd year.

Beloved husband to Lillian (nee Ross); brother of Doris Cass of Simcoe, Audrey Logel and her husband Alf of Cambridge (P), Robert and his wife Joan of Waterloo and Gladys O'Hara of Kitchener.

Ken was employed at InterCity Transport for over 40 years. He was a member of The Church of the Holy Trinity, a past member of the Moose Lodge and the Waterloo Police Association.

Friends may call at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel , today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at The Church of the Holy Trinity, on Wednesday at 11 AM. Interment in Memory Gardens.1a

1aThe Record Tuesday October 15, 2002

 
Kenneth Berry
 
3528 Mrs. Catherine Boeckner

The death of Mrs. Catherine Boeckner, occurred in Kitchener, on May 1st, aged 73 years, following a several weeks illness. The funeral took place on Tuesday, May 3rd, to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, thence to Mount Hope cemetery.

The Waterloo Chronicle 12 May 1927 pg 5 
Catherine Berscht
 
3529 LLOYDMINSTER, Sask. - Mrs. David Walton, formerly of Wellesley, Ont., died Aug. 17. She was 79. The former Edna Berscht, she grew up in the village of Wellesley. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Howard, Roy and Wilfred, all of Kitscoty, Alta.; two brothers, Albert Berscht, Kitchener, and Wilfred, Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren. The service was held in Lloydminster.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Aug 1969 
Edna Marie Berscht
 
3530 The death occurred at St. Mary's Hospital early this morning of Miss Elizabeth Berscht, 72, of 43 Weber Street East, following a lengthy illness. Prior to coming to the city about a year ago, she had lived at Wellesley. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Canada Synod), Wellesley, and was daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Berscht.

Surviving are five brothers, John, Didsbury, Alta., William, Guelph, Albert, Kitchener, Herbert, Hamilton, and Wilfred, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. David Walton, Kitscotey, Alta.

The funeral will be held Friday at two o'clock form the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home to St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Canada Synod), Wellesley, where service will be held at three o'clock. Interment will be n Wellesley Cemetery, Rev. A. W. Lotz of Kitchener and Rev. W. Nolting of Wellesley will officiate. The remains are resting at the funeral home.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 14 Nov 1942 
Elisabeth "Lizzie" Berscht
 
3531 A-2-4 John Berst Letters of Administration of the estate of John Berst late of the Township of Woolwich, Yeoman, deceased, on the petition of Cresence Berst of the Township of Woolwich, widow of John Berst, on giving proof that the said John Berst is dead and died intestate …Now we do grant unto you the said Cresence Berst full power to administer according to law…

Letters granted 16th November 1858
Inventory $468:501a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
John Berscht
 
3532 BERTOLLO, ORLANDO (BUD) - November 22, 1921 - June 12, 2005 Bud will be sadly missed by Ellen (Elma), his loving wife and best friend of 55 years, and his 5 children, Dave (Jean) of Oakville, Lynne (Rob) Hamilton of Ilderton, Jo-Anne (Peter) Thompson of Oakville, Sue (Bill) Leeder of Milton, and Steve Bertollo of Banff, Alberta. Bud will also be missed by his grandchildren Peter, Taia, Sarah, Jesse, Ian, Will, Dave, Jenny, Allison, Andrew, Emma and Christopher. He also leaves behind his brother Gino (Lena) Bertollo of Hamilton and is predeceased by his parents Antonio and Maraa, and his sister Livia Scapinello. Bud had a successful career with what started as Simplicity and is now Whirlpool. He was stationed in Oldenberg, Germany during the Second World War. Bud was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 272. Over the years Bud was very involved in the growing community of Hespeler. He was a trustee on the Hespeler School Board and was on Hespeler Town Council. Bud worked tirelessly for many years for the Hespeler Minor Hockey and spent many enjoyable years coaching. He spent much of his retirement enjoying the company of his children and grandchildren, friends, and golfing partners. Bud's family will receive friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a memorial service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 272 being held at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Branch 272 Legion would be greatly appreciated. Condolences/tributes/donations www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com 519-658-936

The Star 13 Jun 2005 
Orlando Bertollo
 
3533 "Death of Aged Lexington Story"
Mrs. G. T. Hollinger Called Home

The News Record is called upon to chronicle to-day the death of one of the pioneers of this district, in Catharine Besserer, widow of the late George T. Hollinger, which took place on Sunday at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. John G. Koeber, of Leamington [sic]. Though a sufferer for some time, with rheumatism, she had been able to be around until about six weeks ago. Ten days ago she suffered a paralytic stroke and since then she has not been able to eat or speak. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd, at 1:30 p.m., from the residence of her son-in-law, John G. Koerber, to the Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, for service, thence to Bridgeport Cemetery. The deceased, who had attained the ripe age of 82 years, 6 months and 27 days, was born in Sinsheim, Baden, Germany, and had come to Canada in 1854. She was married in the same year to Mr. Geo. T. Hollinger, who predeceased her eighteen years ago. She had her home at Bridgeport until about fourteen years ago, since then she has resided with her son-in-law, Mr. J. T. Koerber, at Lexington. She is survived by two sons, Philip of Berlin, and John of Bridgeport, and one daughter, Mrs. V. Hahn, of Berlin. There are twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides one sister, Mrs. Wolfhard, of Berlin, and one brother, Mr. John Besserer, town.1a

1aBerlin News Record, Nov. 1, 1909 
Catharina Besserer
 
3534 1851 - Christian Besiger is staying with John Shickler. Christian D. Bessinger
 
3535 1871 - Aaron Betchel is staying with William Trussler. Aaron Betchel
 
3536 F. J. Betchley

PRESTON - Frederick James Betchley, 77, of 945 Eagle St., Preston, died, 11 South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, Sunday after a lengthy illness. Mr. Betchley was confined to hospital for three weeks. He was born in England, came to Preston in 1911 and has lived here ever since. He was a retired cabinet maker, a member of St. John's Anglican Church and a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters in England. He w as predeceased by his wife, the former Eliza Hoadley, in January, 1947. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Lantz of Preston, one grandchild, one brother and one sister both in England. The body is at the H. K. Stager Funeral Home, where a private service will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. Rev. Canon R. T. Appleyard will officiate. Committal service will follow in Park Lawn Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Jun 1958 pg 7 
Frederick James Betchley
 
3537 Lived with Joseph and Magdalena Lichti Elisabeth Betolph
 
3538 Lived with Joseph & Ann Sherick. Jacob Betscher
 
3539 Lived with John Eviat who was also a cooper George Betsel
 
3540 His name may be Gottleib Betschen. Glengain Bettchen
 
3541 Hester Ann Bettchen, daughter of Glengain Bettchen, died in Woolwich., Feb 14, 1850; aged, 6y., 10m.,1a

1aThe Christian Guardian 13 Feb 1850 pg 285 
Hester Ann Bettchen
 
3542 BETTENCOURT, João Estevão

Born in Beira, Sao Jorge, Açores on August 3, 1943, passed away suddenly at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday May 10, 2011, at the age of 67. Loving husband of Maria Judite for 48 years. Loving father to Christine (Jorge M. DaSilva) and devoted grandfather to Sarah. Only son of the late Jose Francisco (1955) and Francisca Bettencourt (1988). Brother in law to Lenor (Cosmo Maciel), Elias Oliveira (Ana), Deodete (late Jose Silveira), Leocadia (Miguel Soares), Georgina (late Manuel Silveira), Fatima (Helio Oliveira), Dora (Tony Amaral), Jose Oliveira (Eva), Jorge Oliveira (Evelina), Filipe Oliveira (Gorette) and the late Angelo Oliveira. Son-in-law to Mariana Oliveira and the late Antonio Oliveira. João will be deeply missed by his godchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be remembered by his friends as a story teller, fun-loving, gardener, wine maker, Benefica fan and a very devoted grandfather. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Friday, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 8p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Elgin St., S., Cambridge, on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 13 May 2011 
Joao Estevao Bettencourt
 
3543 SOSNOSKI, Susanna (Sue) - At Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, on Friday, Jan. 27, 1989, following a lengthy illness. Beloved wife of Thomas Sosnoski. Only daughter of Anna Bettendorf (nee Mecher). Survived by her daughter, Linda and her husband Norm Hofstetter; her son, Gary Sosnoski and his wife Wendy and their son, Thomas Andrew. Predeceased by her father, Philip Bettendorf. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. Parish prayers will be recited Sunday 4 p.m. at the funeral home following visitation. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Monday at 9:30 a.m., after which transfer will be made to St. Anthony Daniel RC Church, 29 Midland Drive, Kitchener, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., followed by a reception.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Susanna Bettendorf
 
3544 Arthur-Bettke

Arthur Bettke, of 572 Guelph St. died Tuesday, at K-W Hospital. He was 66. Born at Elmira on Oct. 20. 1896, Mr. Bettke moved to Kitchener 13 years ago after living at Preston for approximately 49 years. A shoe cutter by trade, he attended St. John's Anglican Church and was a member of Preston Masonic Lodge 297. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. John Bettke; his wife, the former Nora Sachs whom he married in Preston in 1925; three sons, Robert of Preston, Jack of RR 1, Preston and William of Kitchener; three brothers, Henry, Nicholas and Fred, all of Preston; three sisters, Mrs. Gordon (Whynetta) Giles, Mrs. Arnold (Renetta) Bowman, both of Preston, and Mrs. Jack (Irene) Poulton, of Guelph and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be eonducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home, Kitchener, by Rev. J. R. Horne, with burial at Memory Gardens. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. tonight.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Feb 1963 pg 29 
Arthur Egbert Bettke
 
3545 BIOGRAPHICAL ENTRY
Betts, Henry Augustus ( - 1871)
MRCS May 4th 1832; FRCS Dec 9th 1858; LSA 1851.

Died 1871
Occupation General surgeon
Details was House Surgeon to the General Hospital, Birmingham, and then practised at Stourbridge, Worcestershire, where he was Surgeon to the Dispensary and District Medical Officer to the Stourbridge Union. He migrated to Galt in Canada West between the years 1855-1858. He died probably before 1871, when his name does not appear in the Medical Register, though it remains in the College Calendar till 1877.1a

1aPlarr's Lives of the Fellows Online

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Marriage of son.

003145-82, (Frontenac), Henry Augustus BETTS, 34, England, Portsmouth, farmer, s/o Henry Augustus BETTS & Mary BETTS married Margaret BATES, 25, England, Kingston, D/o Henry BATES & Elizabeth BATES, Wit: Ada BATES- Kingston & John A.C. DOBBS- Portsmouth, Mar 8, 1882, Portsmouth

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BETTS, HENRY AUGUSTUS was the subject of a biographical article. in "The Province of Ontario-A History," by J. E. Middleton and Fred Landon, which says, in part:

Dr. Henry Augustus Betts, son of John Betts (of Wortham, Suffolk) was born in Birmingham….He received his education at St. James Old School, of Rugby, and afterwards became a pupil of the celebrated Sir Astley Cooper. His medical education was finished at Guy's Hospital, London. Dr. Betts was chief house surgeon of the Birmingham Hospital for many years, and afterwards practised his profession at Edgbaston and Stourbridge. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Among his noteworthy patients were the Earl of Littleton, the Earl of Stamford and Warrington, and the late Right Honorable William E. Gladstone. . . .
Dr. Betts came to Canada in 1856 and located in Galt. . . .


With antecedents like this, one might anticipate an illustrious career; instead there is barely any mention in the local press.

Lovell's Directory of 1857 does not include his name in Galt, and the Canada Gazette dates his licence on October 17, 1857. His first card appeared in the Galt Reporter on April 8, 1859. It indicated his qualifications and locates his residence next to Mr. Tassies, Wellington St. Galt.

The 1861 census gives his age as 51, and lists ten children.

An advertisement in the Dumfries Reformer August 6, 1862 offers "To Let or for sale, the Dwelling House lately occupied by Dr. Betts."

He moved to Montreal, and on inheriting money from his father's estate, retired to Kingston. He died there on June 26, 1877, aged 67, no mention being made of his surviving family. One son predeceased him when he was lost at sea in the sinking of the steamboat "Vicksburg" while on his way to England to further his studies in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. Henry Augustus Betts
 
3546 Mrs. Edwin B. Hallman - by Record Correspondent - New Dundee, Feb. 21 - Mrs. Edwin B. Hallman, 70, died early this morning at her home, ½ mile north of New Dundee. She had been ill since November of 1940 when she suffered a stroke. Formerly Miss Alice Bettschen, she was born in Wilmot Township, July 26, 1873, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Bettschen. She resided in that district all her life. She married Edwin Hallman in 1904 and took up residence in Blenheim for a short time. They farmed on the Bettschen homestead until 1936 when they moved to their present home. Mrs. Hallman was a member of the United Brethren Church, New Dundee and was active in Sunday School work and the missionary association of the church. She is survive d by her husband, one son, Quentin, at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Weston (Ilah) Sararas of RR 1, New Dundee, and four grandchildren. Two daughters, Elera and Ruby, predeceased her. Public funeral services will be held from the family residence on Wednesday at two o'clock to the United Brethren Church, New Dundee. Rev. E. Gingerich will conduct the services. Interment will be made in the family plot in the New Dundee Union Cemetery. Remains are resting at the Poth Funeral Home until Tuesday at four o'clock when removal will be made to her late home.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Alice Bettschen
 
3547 David Bettschen settled on approximately 100 acres of the south half of Lot 5, Concession 3 in 1831 nearby the settlement of New Dundee. In 1832 Bettschen had built a log house, barn and blacksmith shop on the property. John Allchin purchased the farm in 1842, and the property was later purchased by Donald MacDonald.1a

1aAn Archaeological Perspective of an Historic Overview of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Scarlett E. Janusas Aug 1988 pg 58 
David Bettschen
 
3548 The first frame house in Wilmot Township was built by this native of Reuebruegg, Switzerland who arrived in 1830. He was a tax collector, a constable and a magistrate. He served for eight years as a Wilmot Township councillor in Wellington District and was the first reeve of Wilmot Township in 1850. He was a charter member of the Wilmot Agricultural Society in 1853 and he was appointed a captain in the Wilmot Township Militia. Bettschen is remembered as the promoter of library services for the Township in 1853. In 1859 this developed into a travelling library which placed 150 books in each of the five wards and the books were exchanged every four months.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

_________________


According to family lore, Jacob Bettschen was the first constable. He had the distinction of making the first arrest for the first murder in Wilmot Township. A man had murdered a child and concealed the body under a culvert. He was later arrested in Haysville and Bettschen delivered him on foot to Hamilton.

Baden Outlook 2014 
Jacob Bettschen
 
3549 Peterson's first burial service was at Berlin, August 8th, 1833, over the remains of Susan Bettschen who was buried in the new burying ground, where he had founded the church. Susan Bettschen
 
3550 UNDERWOOD Mary Elizabeth - At Scott Pavilion, Kitchener, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1981, the former Mary Elizabeth Betz, in her 103rd year. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener, the Crystal Rebeka Lodge, Kitchener Senior Citizen's and the Jolly Oldsters of Waterloo. Nieces and nephews are her only survivors. Predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Edward Ludwig, November 16, 1948; her second husband, Walter Underwood, September 28, 1968; five sisters and one brother. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, on Friday, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Eric Reble officiating. Interment Waterloo Mount Hope cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Mary Betz
 
3551 Aaron Betzner, "was born December 13th, 1853. He is unmarried and has his home with his parents."

The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Betzner - Aaron Betzner passed away at the home of his brother-in-law, Caleb Shelley, 64 Schneider Ave., in Kitchener, Ont., early Tuesday morning, June 3, 1938, after an illness of three months following a stroke; aged 84 y. 5 m. 20 d. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Betzner and was born in Waterloo Twp., near Breslau on Dec. 13, 1853. He was united in holy marriage to Barbara Rudy who predeceased him 13 years ago. He is survived by 1 son (Allen of Toronto), 1 brother (Samuel Betzner of Dawson City, Yukon), 1 sister (Mrs. Ephraim Cressman of Kitchener), and 2 grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy. He was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church and was loved for his kindly disposition and general Christian spirit. Services were conducted by Bro. C.F. Derstine. Theme: "The Desired End."

Obituary - Gospel Herald, June 23, 1938

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Ill for three months, Aaron Betzner, 54 Schneider Ave, age 84 years, died today at the home of his brother-in-law, Caleb Shelly, following a stroke. Born in Waterloo tp. on Dec. 13, 1853, a s/o Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Betzner, deceased was married to Barbara Rudy, who predeceased him 12 years ago. Mr. Betzner attended First Mennonite church. Surviving are one son, Allen of Toronto, one brother, Samuel of Dawson City, Yukon, one sister, Mrs. Ephraim Cressman of Kitchener, and two grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy...

Kitchener Daily Record 2 Jun 1938 
Aaron Betzner
 
3552 Death Announcement - Deutsche Canadier, September 1, 1848
August 20, 1848 - Aaron Betzner. Son of Samuel. 6 months and 1 day. 
Aaron S. Betzner
 
3553 Alice Betzner "was born October 8th, 1863. She is married to James Stutt and resides in West Flamboro, Wentworth County, Ontario." Alice Betzner
 
3554 Allen Betzner "was born July 29th, 1871. He is unmarried and at present resides at No. 8 1/4 Howard Street, San Francisco, California." Allen Betzner
 
3555 Anna Betzner "the second daughter of John and Mary (Bechtel) Betzner, was born December 22nd, 1814. On April 20th, 1856, she was married to Samuel Kinzie who was born April 1st, 1828. After their marriage they moved about one mile north of St. Jacobs where they still reside."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo by Ezra Eby 
Anna "Nancy" Betzner
 
3556 Barbara Betzner "the youngest daughter of Samuel and Maria (Detweiler) Betzner, was born July 29th, 1778. She was married to Christian Reichert who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April 17th, 1773, and died May 8th, 1852. She died September 19th, 1874. To them were born seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Barbara Betzner
 
3557 Barbara Betzner "was born December 9th, 1844. She is married to Rev. Noah Stauffer. They reside at Strasburg, Ontario. Their family consists of three children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Stauffer - Pre. Noah Stauffer was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 13, 1842; died in his late home in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 20, 1928; aged 86 y 3 m. 7 d., of the infirmities of age and pneumonia. Barbara Betzner, wife of Pre. Noah Stauffer, was born near Breslau, Ont., Dec. 19, 1844; died in Waterloo, Ont., May 22, 1928 (twenty-nine hours after the departure of her husband) of the infirmities of her age, aged 83 y. 5 m. 3 d. Brother Stauffer was the only survivor of a family of four brothers and four sisters. There remain of sister Stauffer's family, of half-brother and sisters; Moses, Aaron, and Samuel Betzner. Mrs. Aaron Cressman and Mrs. Ephraim Cressman. Of the immediate family of their children, all survive: Mrs. Ida Snyder (who resided with and cared for her parents for the past seven years) Obal Stauffer, and Jacob Stauffer. After a union of sixty years and six months, in which they shared the sorrows and joys in the labors of life, and engaged in the service of the Lord for nearly fifty-two years, blessed with joy of Christian labor and fellowship they laid down their life together to enter the long expected, and earnestly looked for, rest of the servants of the Lord. Brother Stauffer was ordained to the ministry if the Mennonite Church for the Strassburg congregation, near the place of his birth, Nov. 9 1876, by bishops Joseph Hagey, Amos Cressman, and Abram Martin. Early in his ministry he was active in building up the Church, in strengthening the spiritual life of the membership. In company with the ministering brethren - Solomon Gehman, Jacob Gingerich, and Joseph Nahrgang - evangelistic services were conducted in the homes of the brotherhood in Christ, in evening services at which the unsaved were admonished to repentance and faith in Christ, and many were led to Christ in these first evening evangelistic efforts. Brother Stauffer is said to have preached the first English sermon in the Waterloo Mennonite congregation, at the Hagey Church, near Preston, Ont. His services were much in demand on account of his ability in this language. He was nominated for the office of bishop at least on three different occasions - at the ordination of Elias Weber, Jonas Snider, and Abram Gingerich. His labors and influence in the conference work were invaluable, and his counsels were deliberate and wholesome. In his duties and service for the Church in general his efforts were appreciated in the organization of the first evangelizing Board, organized at Elkhart, Indiana. He with Bro. Jonas Snider, were the Canadian representatives at the preliminary meeting leading to the organization of the General Conference. His heart was in the growth and progress of the Church. He labored constantly and faithfully for the young and the old in the kingdom of Christ as long as the Lord gave him strength. His labors are ended. His co-laborers will miss him, the Church will honor his memory, the Lord alone will reward His servant. Funeral services were conducted May 25, from the home, where brief services were conducted by Bro. C. F. Derstine, and thence to the Waterloo Mennonite Church, services were conducted by the brethren, Jonas Snider, S. F. Coffman, and C. F. Derstine. An assembly which filled all the available space in the audience room, lobbies and basement, and some waiting outside the building, gave silent and impressive testimony to the esteem in which Brother and Sister Stauffer were held by the many who knew them. The remains were laid to rest side by side in the Mennonite cemetery. They wait the day of their resurrection, when they shall be like Him who redeemed them and for whose love they served their Lord and coming King.2a

2aGospel Herald, June 7, 1928
 
Barbara Betzner
 
3558 Catharine Betzner "was born January 26th, 1798. On May 7th, 1815, she was married to John Brech who was born January 27th, 1792. After their marriage they moved on the farm now possessed by their gran-son, Gideon Break, about on mile south-east of Breslau, where they resided until their deaths. He died August 14th, 1842, and she died June 7th, 1873. To them was born a family of eleven children, namely: IV Elizabeth, IV Samuel, IV Adam, IV David, IV John, IV Catharine, IV Magdalena, IV Gideon, IV Joseph, IV Mary and IV Abraham. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Betzner
 
3559 Catharine Betzner, "was born June 13th, 1832. She is married to Peter M. Reist. They reside near her father's old place where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of seven children, namely: V Veronica, V Aaron (dead), V Mary, V Lizzie, V Leah, V Catharine, and V Magdalena (dead)."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catharine S. Betzner
 
3560 David Betnzer "was born October 8th, 1853. He is married to Mary Cudney and resides at Hamilton, Ontario." David Betzner
 
3561 David Betzber "the eldest, was born November 14th, 1833. He is married to Catharine Brubacher. They used to follow farming but now live retired and reside in Berlin. Their family consists of six sons"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Aged Country Resident Dead

The death occurred at Kitchener on Monday of David Betzner, one of the oldest residents of that place. Had Mr. Betzner lived another three weeks he would have been 89 years old. He was born at Doon on Nov. 14, 1833. He is survived by two sons, David and Elias, both of Kitchener. The late Mr. Betzner's father, John Betzner, was one of the early pioneers of Waterloo County, and the latter's father. Samuel Betzner was the first settler in Waterloo County, leading the Mennonite trek to this part of the country.2a

2aNew Hamburg Independent, October 27, 1922

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Betzner - David Betzner, Sr., was born Nov. 14, 1833; near Doon, Ont., died Oct. 24th at the home of his son, E. B. Betzner, Kitchener, Ont., aged 88 y. 11 m. 10 d. On April 3, 1855, he was married to Catherine Brubacher, who predeceased him eleven years. Besides his two brothers, Noah and Moses and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder, Kitchener; one half-sister, Mrs. Levi Snyder of Didsbury, Alta., he is survived by four sons, Josiah, Henry, David and Eliab. Eighteen grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren also survive him. Funeral services were held Oct. 27 at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Pre. U. B. Weber of Kitchener, and Bishop S. F. Coffman of Vineland, Ont., officiating. Brother Betzner united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood. In his demise the Church at Kitchener loses one of its old members and the community an early pioneer, who was a grandson of the original settler of Waterloo County. E. B. Betzner.3a

3aObituary - Gospel Herald, November 30, 1922 
David Betzner
 
3562 David Betzner, "the only son of Samuel D. and Elizabeth (Brech) Betzner, resided in Flamboro Township, Wentworth County, where he had a family of five sons whose descendants are resident of Wentworth County." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Betzner
 
3563 David B. Betzner "was born March 4th, 1863. He is in partnership with his brother Henry in the manufacture of slippers in Bluffton, Indiana. He is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township

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Betzner - David Brubacher, fourth son of David and Catherine (Brubacher) Betzner, was born near St. Jacob's, Ont., March 4, 1863; passed away at his late residence in Kitchener, Ont., June 5, 1950; aged 87 y. 3 m. 1 d. On Jan. 11, 1911, he was united in marriage to Fannie Hess, of Lititz, Pa., who survives him. He is also survived by one daughter (Helen-Mrs. Isaac High, Vineland, Ohio). One son (David Leo) predeceased him in 1923. As a young man he was in business with his brother (Henry) in Bluffton, Ind. Later he returned to Kitchener, where he established the Ontario Woodworking Co., in which business he was engaged until his retirement in 1923. In 1915 he united with the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, of which he remained a faithful member until his death. For many years he served as a member of the trustee board of the church, and for several years as treasurer. He held staunchly to the fundamentals of the Christian faith and to the principles of the Mennonite Church. The funeral was held June 8 at his late residence and at the First Mennonite Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. Ministers officiating were John H. Hess, S. F. Coffman, Merle Shantz and Oscar Burkholder. Text: Prov. 3: 1, 2.2a

2aObituary - Gospel Herald, July 4, 1950

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First Mennonite Church

The first church built in Waterloo County was erected in Berlin in 1813, and was known as Benjamin Eby's Meeting House. Benjamin Eby had come to Canada in 1807 and in 1809 was ordained preacher. Three years later, in 1812, he was ordained bishop. His "parish included sections of Waterloo, Wilmot and Woolwich" (Uttley 1937:27). In 1818 a frame addition, which was to be used as a winter school, was built on to the church. The log meeting house was replaced in 1834 by a larger frame church, and the old building was taken to Breslau to become the first meeting house in that community. (The Breslau church was known as Cressman Meeting House, a name which was changed in 1968 to Breslau Mennonite Church.) A Sunday School was opened in the church in 1841.

Benjamin Eby died in 1853. He was followed by Abraham C. Weber who served the congregation until his death in 1874. In that same year, a division in the church brought about the departure of a group who organized a congregation of Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites, to become United Mennonites in 1875 and then Mennonite Brethren in Christ in 1883. Their church is the present-day Bethany Missionary Church on Lancaster Street East. Christian Eby was the next minister of the Berlin Mennonite Church, until 1879. The church was known over the years as Benjamin Eby's Church, Christian Eby's Church (from 1854-1904), and the Berlin Church (from 1904 until 1917.) The name of the church became First Mennonite Church in 1917.

A new brick church was built in 1902. A Bible Study School was begun in 1907, and in 1928 a separate brick Bible Study School building was erected. Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church was formed by some members in 1924 as a result of a division in the church.

Of interest: when the new church was built in 1902, the 1834 frame church was bought by D.B. Betzner who moved it to Cedar Street where it became a woodenware business and then a furniture factory. It was destroyed by fire in 1937.3a

3aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
David B. Betzner
 
3564 Hiller, Edna - On February 23, 2009. Edna, loving and devoted wife of the late Robert John. Beloved mother of Tom and Lynne, Dave and Gerrie, and Bill. Loving grandmother of Aaron, Caitlin, Shawn and Lauren, and Alyson. Edna is predeceased by her sisters, Anita and Hulda, and Edna will be missed by her nieces, Bonnie, Sandra and the late Keith. A private family service was held.

Waterloo Region Record, February 28, 2009 
Edna Rosina Betzner
 
3565 Obituary - Funeral Service Bulletin
Elena E. Ritz

Elena Ritz, one of Waterloo Region's oldest residents and a descendant of the Betzner family, pioneers who settled in Waterloo County in the spring of 1800 passed away June 19, 2000 at her residence, Nithview Home, 200 Boullee St., New Hamburg where here she had resided for the past four years She was 106 years of age.

She was born at Baden August 8, 1893 a daughter of the late Isaac Betzner and his wife, the former Catharine Ernst and came to New Hamburg with her parents at an early age. She was married October 21, 1920 to the late Otto A. Ritz who predeceased her in January, 1928. She was also predeceased by three sisters, Mrs. Loualice (Nicholas) Wenzel, Mrs. Lorena (Norman) Kropf and Miss Sophia Betzner, and two brothers, Ervin and William and a great-granddaughter Jean.

Elena was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, where she had been organist for 57 years until her retirement in 1968. She was an accomplished pianist and a member of the New Hamburg Orchestra which provided music for programs and dances in the early decades of the century. She also played piano in the local theatres to provide musical accompaniment in the days of silent movies.

She will be remembered also as the pianist for the New Hamburg Club Swingers, a group which played many engagements over a wide area. They demonstrated school-learned calisthenics accompanied by the piano music, "En Route" march. One of her enjoyments over six decades was to play piano duets with her husband's cousin, the late Miss Louise (Babe) Ritz.

Loving mother of Dick & his wife Chris, Ernie & his wife Betty of New Hamburg, dear grandmother of Pam Ritz (Joey), Judy (Ted) Seyler, Bonnie (Stephen) May, Rick (Janice) Ritz, Bill (Kathryn) Ritz, John Ritz & his friend Betty. Ever missed by her great-grandchildren, Jessica (Mike), Maggie (Matt), Nathan, Daniel, Emily, Matt, Stephanie, Stacey (Scott), Marcia, Joe, Jake, and two it great-great grandsons Michael & James. Specially remembered by Shirley Unrau, Dianne Ritz, Pat (Emmett) Kropf, Kitchener, Gladys (Lorne) Kropf, Waterloo and nieces & nephews
Friends & relatives called at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg until noon Thursday, June 22, 2000 when transfer was made to Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg for the service at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor André Lavergne & Pastor Judi Harris presiding. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. 
Elena Ernst Betzner
 
3566 "Eliab Betzner had finger crushed so badly that it had to be partly amputated"
Diary of Susannah Cressman Conrad Grebel University College, Mennonite Archives 
Eliab B. Betzner
 
3567 Eliab B. Betzner "was born January 9th, 1870. He is married to Jennie Steiner and resides in Elkhart, Indiana, where he is engaged in the Mennonite Publishing House. His family consists of one child."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Eliab B. Betzner
 
3568 Elizabeth Betzner "the eldest daughter of John and Mary (Bechtel) Betzner, was born May 10th, 1811, and died August 26th, 1894. On January 30th, 1827, she was married to Rev. David B. Sherk who was born September 19th, 1801, and died September 19th, 1882. To them were born ten children, namely: IV Isaac, IV Anna (deaad), IV Maria (dead), IV David (dead), IV Mary (dead), IV Veronica (dead), IV Elizabeth, IV Barbara, IV Benjamin, and IV Leah (dead). See Rev. David Sherk's family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Sherk - On the 26th of August 1894, at the residence of her son, Bro. Benjamin Sherk of Breslau, Waterloo Co., Ont., of general debility and dropsy, sister Elizbeth Sherk, maiden name Betzner, aged 83 y., 3 m., 16 d. Her husband, Pre. David Sherk, died a number of years ago. They lived for many years on the old Sherk homestead opposite the village of Doon, in a neighborhood where almost the first ground was broken for cultivation in the backwoods by our brethren who came from Pennsylvania over a century ago. Sister Sherk seemed like one of the connecting links that bound the past to the present, and her interesting accounts of the pioneer days, the meeting of the Mohawk Indian braves in council on the opposite bank of the Grand River every fall, the gradual settlement of the country, the building of villages that have since grown into towns, the gradual growth of the church from a small body to a large membership, and the gradual disappearance of the red man of the forest, always found ready listeners. Her faith was unwavering, and as she slowly passed down to the river of death she realized the presence of that "one that sticketh closer than a brother," and with such companionship, death had no terrors for her. She leaves 2 sons, Bro. Benjamin and Isaac W. B., and two daughters, sister Gingrich, wife of Pre. J. B. Gingrich, and sister Barbara, who was the constant and loving companion and stay of her mother in her declining years. The burial in the family graveyard, as also the funeral services at the Cressman M. H., Breslau, were very largely attended.2a

2aObituary - Herald of Truth, September 15, 1894 
Elizabeth Betzner
 
3569 Elizabeth Betzner "was born about 1773, and was first married to John Schörg who was born in 1761, and resided in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1792. After his death she was married to Joseph Schörg who was born February 3rd, 1769. They came to Canada in 1800 and settled near Doon where he died February 17th, 1853. She died many years ago. To her were born eleven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Betzner
 
3570 Elizabeth Betzner "was born October 30th, 1839. On October 12th, she was married to Joseph C. Snyder who was born October 21st, 1837. They reside about two miles east of the town of Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Joseph C. Snyder

Death claimed an esteemed nonagenerian of this district at 7.30 o'clock last night at the home of her son, Jacob B. Snyder on the Naches road in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Snyder, widow of the late Mr. Joseph C. Snyder in her 93rd year. Death came as the result of an accident which occurred last week when Mrs. Snyder fell fracturing a limb. The late Mrs. Snyder was born in Doon and lived in this district her entire life, residing for 74 years on the farm where she passed away. She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Mr. Isadore Snyder of Kitchener, Mrs. John McNally of Kitchener, Mr. Jacob Snyder of the Naches road, and Mr. Lincoln Snyder of Winnipeg. She was predeceased by two daughters, Lavina, who passed away in 1868 and Mrs. Stauffer Shantz who died in February of this year. The funeral will take place with a private service at the home of her son, Mr. Jacob Snyder on Monday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock and will proceed thence to the Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church for public service. Internment will be made in the East End Mennonite cemetery. Rev. U. K. Weber, pastor of the Stirling avenue Mennonite Church will have charge of the service.2a

2aObituary - Kitchener Daily Record, September 10, 1932 
Elizabeth Betzner
 
3571 Lizzie Betzner "was born January 21st, 1881. She is at home and attending school." Elizabeth "Lizzie" Betzner
 
3572 Ephraim Betzner "was born August 27th, 1871. He is unmarried and is engaged at home with his father."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Betzner, Ephraim, Wallenstein, Ont., son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Betzner, died at the Bradenton Hospital, Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 22, 1965; aged 93 years. He was married to Selina Martin, who died in 1947. One daughter also preceded him in death. Surviving is one son (Kenneth). He was a member of the St. Jacobs Church. Funeral services were held at the Ratz and Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 25, in charge of J. B. Martin, assisted by Glen Brubacher2a

2aObituary - Gospel Herald, March 16, 1965 
Ephraim Betzner
 
3573 Obituary - Kitchener-Waterloo Record, September 1, 1982
Kraft, Mrs. Clayton (Florence) - At Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1982, following a lengthy illness, Florence Ethel Betzner, aged 94 years, of Pinehaven Nursing Home.
Mrs. Kraft was a member of Trinity United Church.
Beloved wife of the late Clayton Kraft; dear mother of Tom of Burlington and Robert of Vancouver, B.C.; sister of Mrs. Jerene Knechtel of Woodstock. Ten grandchildren also survive.
Predeceased by her parents; one son, Frank and several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Friday at 3 p.m. with Dr. E. E. Kent officiating. Internment Woodland cemetery 
Florence Ethel "Flossy" Betzner
 
3574 Henry B. Betzner "was born March 11th, 1859. He is married to Veronica Snider. They reside in Bluffton, Indiana, where he and his brother David are in partnership in the manufacturing of slippers. His family consists of five children". 1a

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Betzner - Henry B. Betzner, of Kitchener, Ont., died Jan. 5, 1933; aged 73 y. 9 m. 25 d. He was married to Fanny Snider, who, with a son, Ira of New York City, and daughter, Una, 2 brothers, David B. and Eliab, all of Kitchener, survive, together with many friends and relatives. He was stricken very suddenly, while attending a union service at Zion Evangelical church. With his daughter he had barely seated himself, seemingly well, when death took him in a moment, as reported by a physician, who happened to be present. The family had lived for a number of years, in Elkhart and Van Buren, Ind., but had again returned to their native city. He was widely known, of genial disposition, was respected in church and community circles. He had accepted Christ as his Savior, joined the United Church of Canada, had become an elder and also a member of the Board of Trustees of that church. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Mr. Logan at Trinity United Church. Interment in the first Mennonite Church cemetery, Kitchener, Ont2a

2aObituary - Gospel Herald, February 16, 1933 
Henry B. Betzner
 
3575 Betzner, Herbert Vernon, at the Downtown Nursing Home, Hamilton, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1968, Herbert Vernon Betzner, 37 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, beloved husband of Pearle Luella Rock, in his 77th year; dear father of Herbert Leon Betzner of Grimsby and Mrs. John Koegler (Merl Elizabeth) of Waterloo; four grandchildren also survive. Resting at the Stonehouse Whitcomb Funeral Home, 11 Mountain St., Grimsby, where funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. Masonic service by Union Lodge No. 7, A.F. and A.M. Wednesday at 8 p.m. Donations may be made to Trinity Organ Fund, 100 Main St. W., Grimsby, or the charity of your choice.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, January 30, 1968 
Herbert Vernon Betzner
 
3576 Betzner - On the 11th of February, in Waterloo county, Ontario, of spasms, Ion, infant child of Henry and Fanny Betzner, aged 4 months. Buried on the 14th in the Mennonite burying ground at Eby's church Berlin. Funeral services by Noah Stauffer and Samuel Bowman1a

1aObituary - Herald of Truth, March 1, 1887 
Ion Betzner
 
3577 Death Announcement - New Hamburg Independent
Irwin Betzner, son of Isaac Betzner died suddenly at home in Toronto on Tuesday July 14, 1914. He was 32 and is survived by a wife, his parents, 4 sisters and one brother. 
Irwin Alexander Betzner
 
3578 Isaac Betzner "was born December 2nd, 1848. He resides in Baden, Ontario, where he is foreman in Mr. Peter Shirk's flour mills. On March 11th, 1880, he was married to Catharine, daughter of John and Sophia (Reichard) Ernst. She was born October 3rd, 1852. Their family consists of six children,"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Death of Mr. Isaac Betzner

There passed away at his home here on Wednesday evening, April 7th, Mr. Isaac Betzner, a well-known and esteemed resident of this town, at the age of 77 years. He had been in failing health for some time. The late Mr. Betzner was born at Breslau and was a direct descendant of one of the first settlers of Waterloo County, who came over here from Pennsylvania around the year 1800. He followed the calling of miller, in which he showed exceptional ability, and was employed in the local flour mills for many years, as well as in Baden, Preston and other places. Several years ago he was forced to relinquish his work owing to failing eyesight. He was married to Miss Catharine Ernst, of this town. He leaves his sorrowing widow and three daughters to mourn his demise, namely, Mrs. Norman Kropf, Mrs. Otto A. Ritz, and Miss Sophia, all of New Hamburg. Two sons and one daughter predeceased him. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon from his late home to Riverside Cemetery.2a

2aObituary - New Hamburg Independent, April 9, 1926 
Isaac Betzner
 
3579 Jacob Betzner "son of David Betzner (See No. 913), was born in Flamboro West, Wentworth County, where he was married October 4th, 1852, to Lydia, daughter of Henry and Nancy (Bricker) Clemens. She was born in Waterloo County, January 4th, 1831, and died December 4th, 1882. They resided in Flamboro West where he was engaged in farming until her death, then he retired from the farm and moved to Toronto where he has since resided. To them was born a family of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob Betzner
 
3580 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
 
3581 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
 
3582 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
 
3583 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
 
3584 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
 
3585 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
 
3586 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
 
3587 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
 
3588 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
 
3589 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
 
3590 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
 
3591 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
 
3592 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
 
3593 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.

New Hamburg Independent, Friday October 2, 1914 
Loualice Wilhelmina Betzner
 
3594 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
 
3595 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
 
3596 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
 
3597 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
 
3598 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
 
3599 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
 
3600 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
 
3601 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
 
3602 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
 
3603 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
 
3604 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
 
3605 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

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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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
 
3606 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
 
3607 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
 
3608 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

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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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
 
3609 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
 
3610 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
 
3611 Samuel Betzner " was born December 22nd, 1857. He is unmarried and has his home with his parents." Samuel Betzner
 
3612 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
 
3613 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
 
3614 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
 
3615 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
 
3616 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
 
3617 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
 
3618 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
 
3619 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
 
3620 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
 
3621 Wm. Benjamin Betzner "was born November 3rd, 1873. He is attending Berlin High School at present, preparing himself for some profession."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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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
 
3622 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
 
3623 William Betzner "was born January 3rd, 1859. He is married to Mary Anderson and resides in Toronto." William Henry Betzner
 
3624 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
 
3625 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
 
3626 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
 
3627 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
 
3628 BEVAN, Richard William - Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 6, 2007, with dignity and bravery following his illness. Richard Bevan at the age of 65. Loving husband of Wendy Bevan (nee Underwood). Beloved father of Steven Bevan (Sherry), Arlene Bevan, Chris Malleck and Kevin Malleck. Cherished grandpa of Tasha, Mackenzie, Nickolas, Avery, Hannah, Madeline and Molly. Richard is survived by his brothers, Bruce (Gail), Jim (Donna); nieces and nephews, Claire, Mark, Dean (Char), Dennis (Lori), Susan (Steve), Lisa (Dave), John (Beth), Tim (Jennifer); great-nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, William 'Harry' and Margaret Bevan (nee Watson). He was employed with Union Gas for 41 years prior to retirement in 1999. Richard will be remembered by many, many friends. He was well known, well respected and will truly be missed by all who knew him. There will be a celebration of Richard's life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126, Preston, on Sunday, February 11, 2007 from 1-5 p.m. In Richard's memory, expressions of sympathy made to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Oncology Unit or charity of choice would be appreciated. The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Medical Daycare, especially Gwen and Natalie to Dr. Cowing and Dr. Nykamp, your care and kindness is appreciated more than words can express. Also, during his brief stay in ICU, the tender loving care from Dana will never be forgotten. You are all truly special people. Corbett Funeral Home, (519) 740-0669. "Miss me but let me go"

The Record - Feb 2007 
Richard William Bevan
 
3629 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
 
3630 BEWICK, Alexander - At the South Waterloo Hospital, Cambridge (Galt), on Thursday. May 9, 1974, after a lengthy illness, Alexander Bewick of 1122 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, aged 91 years; born in the Ukraine, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bewick; a resident of the Twin City area for the past 56 years; formerly employed at the Glebe Furniture Co. and the Buffalo Sled Co.; husband of Donna Bewick; father of Anne (Mrs. Ralph Myers) of Bloomingdale, Mary (Mrs. Ralph Smith) of Fort Myers, Fla., Doris (Mrs. Stewart Domm) of Cambridge (Galt), Stella (Mrs. LaVerne Hurst) and Alice (Mrs. Adam Kroh), both of Kitchener, William of Palmerston and John of Kernble, Ont.; brother-in-law of William Bewick of St. Jacobs; Mr. Bewick was predeceased by a brother, Frederick; 21 grandchildren a n d three great-grandchildren also survive. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service in the chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Stanley D. Gibson officiating. Interment in the Doon Presbyterian cemetery. The family will be in attendance at the funeral home from 2 to 4:30 and 7 to 9, both on Saturday and Sunday.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Alexander Bewick
 
3631 Geoffrey George Bewsher - Peacefully at home in Cambridge on March 30, 2008 at the age of 74 years. He leaves to mourn his wife of 49 years, Barbara Bewsher (nee Ingold), his daughter Shelley and her husband Mike Marjerrison, and his son Derrick Bewsher, Oksana Sabolich, and former daughter-in-law Jill. He will be missed by his grandchildren Casey and Gregory Marjerrison, and Michelle Bewsher. Dear brother of Donald (Marg), and the late William Jr. Bewsher. Geoffrey will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Geoffrey's family will welcome friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 11 am. Cremation will follow. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Royal Canadian Legion Hespeler Branch #272 through the funeral home.

The Waterloo Region Record - Mar 2008 
Geoffrey George Bewsher
 
3632 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
 
3633 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
 
3634 1925-26, 1928, 1931-32 (Mayor) Mayor Charles Mortimer Bezeau
 
3635 Mackenzie King preferred the name Berlin, and other finds in Laurier's new online collection

WATERLOO REGION \emdash One interesting fact gleaned from Laurier University's new digitized collection of William Lyon Mackenzie King's correspondence with a Kitchener mayor is the prime minister really liked russet pears.

Or, at the very least Charles Mortimer Bezeau, Kitchener's mayor from 1931-32, liked sending them to him.

"If King didn't like pears, he didn't let on," said Julia Hendry, head of archives and special collections at Laurier University......

Booth, L. (2017). Mackenzie King preferred the name Berlin, and other finds in Laurier's new online collection | TheRecord.com. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 15 October 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7634775-mackenzie-king-preferred-the-name-berlin-and-other-finds-in-laurier-s-new-online-collection/ 
Mayor Charles Mortimer Bezeau
 
3636 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
 
3637 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
 
3638 In 1901 Lou lived in Elmira, Ontario, listed as a domestic living with Levi Brubacher. Lou Bhoringer
 
3639 Albert & Luells have 8 children with last name WHITE. Albert Bialkowski
 
3640 Clara & Otto have 11 children Clara Bialkowski
 
3641 Emma & Francis have 6 children. Emma Bialkowski
 
3642 MRS. FRANK HOCH - In failing health for the past two years, Mrs. Frank Hoch, Park street, died at her late residence, yesterday in her 54th year. Born in Kitchener where she has lived all her life. Mrs. Hoch was a member of St. John's RC church. Surviving are her husband, three sons, Jerome, Harold and Lorne, all of Kitchener, two daughters, Mable and Mary Hoch, both of Kitchener and two brothers, Leo and Albert White, both of Kitchener, four sisters, Mrs. Chris Karges, Waterloo, Mrs. Robert Dyer, Mrs. John Shoemaker, Mrs. Albert Solomon, all of Kitchener. Funeral services will be held from her late residence on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock to St. Mary's R.C. church for mass with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Emma Bialkowski
 
3643 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
 
3644 LENA KARGES - Of the Catholic Women's League, Christian Mothers Society and the League of the Sacred Heart. Her husband predeceased her in 1936. Surviving are a brother, Leo White of Kitchener, a sister Mrs. John Shoemaker of Kitchener, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Walsh Funeral Home, Waterloo, where the rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8 p.m. The body will be at the funeral home until Wednesday at 8:25 a.m., when removal will be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Waterloo, for requiem high mass at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Helen "Lena" Bialkowski
 
3645 Laura & John have 11 children. Laura Bialkowski
 
3646 Mary & Robert have 3 children. Mary Bialkowski
 
3647 BIALKOWSKI - In Berlin, at the family residence, Strange street, on Feb. 13th, Mr. Michael Bialkowski, aged 80 years.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Michael Bialkowski
 
3648 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
 
3649 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
 
3650 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
 
3651 BICKFORD, Albert Wayne - After a courageous battle with ALS, Albert passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 25, 2008. Albert was known for his positive attitude and unfailing smile during his struggle with this disease. He was born on July 27, 1949 on Bell Island, Newfoundland. Beloved husband of 36 years to Judy, loving father of Tracy Boeckner (Isaac) and Lindsay (Charles), and devoted grandfather to Simon, who lit up his life. Predeceased by parents Ambrose and Susan. Survived by his six siblings, Edna Dick (Robert), Victoria BC, Douglas (Wilma), Miller Lake ON, Rhonda Warren (David), Cambridge ON, Melvin (Ruby), Cambridge ON, Myles, Cambridge ON, Sylvia, Cambridge ON. He worked for over 40 years at local furniture businesses, specifically R&T Furniture and Grant & Blackwell. Albert's family will receive relatives and friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, 519-621-1650 on Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. for visitation and the celebration of life service will be held at the funeral home chapel on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Salvation Army. Respecting Albert's wishes, cremation and interment will take place at a later date. Thank you to all who supported us through Albert's illness. Albert felt very blessed to know that he was loved and his family was cared for. Special thanks to his care workers Tina, Sandy and Melissa. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the ALS Society of Ontario or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

The Waterloo Region Record - Sep 2008 
Albert Wayne Bickford
 
3652 BICKFORD, Ken - Loving husband, father, Poppy, son and friend Kenneth Bickford. passed away suddenly at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2006 in his 57th year. Ken was the beloved husband of Eileen. Loving and devoted father of Susan of Cambridge and Ray and his wife Debbie of Cambridge. Wonderful Poppy of Taylor, Maddy, Cameron and Darcie. Special son of Gordon and the late Susan Bickford (nee Yetman). Also survived by his three sisters; three brothers and their spouses as well as many nieces and nephews and the Cahill family. Ken will also be missed by his son-in-law, Tom Flynn and a large circle of friends. Ken was a devoted employee of Walker Exhaust for over 34 years. Family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrew's St., Cambridge, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday January 3, 2007 at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. www.couttsfuneralhome.com

The Record - Jan 2007 
Kenneth Bickford
 
3653 BIDDIE, Gordon James - Passed away peacefully, at his residence, in Cambridge, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 in his 75th year. Loving and devoted husband of Doreen for 53 years. Cherished father of Joanne and her husband Chris Tindall of Ottawa and Jeff Biddie and his wife Joan of Bolton. Special grandfather of Jeremy, Darrin, Kristin, Brittany, Katie and Dustin. Predeceased by his brother Les Biddie. Family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrew's St., Cambridge (519) 621-1650 on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

The Record - Jan 2008 
Gordon James Biddie
 
3654 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
 
3655 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
 
3656 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.
 
3657 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
 
3658 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
 
3659 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
 
3660 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
 
3661 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
 
3662 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
 
3663 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
 
3664 Annie Biehn, "was born September 18th, 1835, and died July 18th, 1842." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Annie Biehn
 
3665 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
 
3666 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
 
3667 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
 
3668 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
 
3669 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
 
3670 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."

The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_____________________________

In the will of her husband Abraham, Catharine is not mentioned which is would be uncommon unless she was previously deceased. The only reference to her death is from the Biographical History of Waterloo Township giving it as 1860. In the absence of other proof this date is the being used. 
Catharine Biehn
 
3671 Lived with son Joseph B. Stauffer. Catharine Biehn
 
3672 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
 
3673 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
 
3674 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
 
3675 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
 
3676 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
 
3677 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
 
3678 There is an entry in the IGI for a marriage in 1852 in Oxford County. It is undocumented. David G. Biehn
 
3679 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
 
3680 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
 
3681 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
 
3682 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
 
3683 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
 
3684 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
 
3685 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
 
3686 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
 
3687 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
 
3688 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
 
3689 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
 
3690 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
 
3691 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
 
3692 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
 
3693 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
 
3694 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
 
3695 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
 
3696 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
 
3697 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
 
3698 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
 
3699 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
 
3700 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

________________________

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
 
3701 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
 
3702 "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
 
3703 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
 
3704 "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
 
3705 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
 
3706 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
 
3707 Elmer H. Bier

Elmer H. Bier of 234 Waterloo St., New Hamburg, died on Thursday of last week at his home at the age of 77.

Born Feb. 20, 1892 in Wilmot Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bier and had lived in New Hamburg for 45 years. He had been retired for the past eight years and was a member of Zion United Church.

Surviving besides his wife, the former Edna Seegmiller whom he married 52 years ago, are one son, Glenn, Waterloo; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Jean) Morrison, Napanee, and Mrs. Charles (Leila) Sawyers, Tilbury; one sister, Mrs. Wesley (Alberta) Wolfe, RR 2, Baden, and five grandsons.

He was predeceased by one son, Nyle, killed in action in The Second World War.

Funeral services were held at Zion United church on Monday, Rev. J.B. Moore officiating.

Temporary entombment took place in the Graff Memorial Chapel at Riverside cemetery.

The Bruce J. Omand Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

New Hamburg Independent, January 7, 1970
 
Elmer Henry Bier
 
3708 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
 
3709 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
 
3710 She was a native of Ziegelhausen, near Heidelberg, Grand Duchy of Baden. Sophia Bierenstihl
 
3711 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
 
3712 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
 
3713 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
 
3714 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
 
3715 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
 
3716 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
 
3717 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
 
3718 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
 
3719 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
 
3720 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
 
3721 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
 
3722 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
 
3723 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

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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
 
3724 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
 
3725 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
 
3726 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
 
3727 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
 
3728 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
 
3729 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
 
3730 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
 
3731 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
 
3732 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
 
3733 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
 
3734 Living with Catharina Straser a widow. Who lived besided Bernhard Bieth. Paul Bieth
 
3735 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
 
3736 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
 
3737 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
 
3738 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
 
3739 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
 
3740 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
 
3741 1871 - Tilt William Biggs is staying in the same household ad WilliamTilt. Tilt William Biggs
 
3742 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
 
3743 1871 - John Bihl is staying with Joseph Freiburger. John Bihl
 
3744 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
 
3745 Alice Biles, "born December 30th, 1864." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Alice Biles
 
3746 Frances Maud Biles, "born November 25th, 1877." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Frances Maud Biles
 
3747 George Frederick Biles, "born Feb. 14, 1866."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Frederick Biles
 
3748 John Master Biles, "born October 6th, 1869." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Master Biles
 
3749 Mary Ann Biles, "born January 25th, 1875." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Biles
 
3750 Oscar P. Biles, "born September 23rd, 1867."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Oscar P. Biles
 
3751 William J. Biles, "born June 24th, 1871."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William J. Biles
 
3752 GREGG, Edith - On July 2, 1973, at her residence, Route 2, Tara, Ont., age 69 years, Edith Gregg, formerly of Kitchener, daughter of the late Frank Bilitzki and Stella Lemanski; wife of Thomas Gregg; predeceased by one sister Susan. Resting at the Gruhn Funeral Home, 178 Queen St. S., after 7 pm this evening. Prayers at the funeral home Thursday at 9:30 am. Requiem mass at St. Anne's church at 10 am. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Edith Bilitzki
 
3753 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
 
3754 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
 
3755 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
 
3756 Bygrave, Doris Mabel (nee Billyard) - Passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Frederick Leo Bygrave, dear mother of Linda, Judy, Kathy (Tom), Jim (Lori), Dave, Leo Jr., and Fred Jr. (Jayr). Loving sister of Lillian, Bob, Ken and Gloria; also remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Doris's family will welcome friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at New Apostolic Church, 638 Argyle Street, Cambridge on Saturday morning at 11 am. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

The Waterloo Region Record - Jul 2009 
Doris Mabel Billyard
 
3757 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
 
3758 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
 
3759 BOLDUC, Marie-Anne (nee Bilodeau) - January 29, 1914 - January 31, 2008. Passed away peacefully, on January 31, 2008, at Hilltop Manor, at the age of 94. She was born in St. Fabien De Panet, Quebec on January 29, 1914. She moved to Cambridge (Galt) in 1956. She was the loving wife of the late Paul Bolduc (September 23, 1969). Also predeceased by two infant children, Guy and Lise; four brothers; three sisters; as well as her parents. Marie Anne-is survived by nine children, Lucien, Lionel, Yvon (Nicole -predeceased), Rita (John - predeceased) Thivierge, Fernand "Tom" (Mary Jane), Cecile (Alban) Landry, Marielle (Charles) Bertrand, Colette (Leandre) Bilodeau, Jean-Guy (Yvoline). Marie-Anne will also be forever remembered by her ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, as well as her several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Ambrose RC Church on Monday, February 4, 2008 with the interment following at Mount View Cemetery.

The Record - Jan 2008 
Marie-Anne Bilodeau
 
3760 BILODEAU, Paul E. - (December 27, 1937 - October 9, 2009) - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of a great man. Devoted and loving husband of 50 years to Marielle Bilodeau. Father, friend and mentor to his children, Diane Caron, Johanne Marceau and Benoit. Cherished grandad to grandsons, Bruce and Michel and granddaughter Stephanie. Predeceased by his parents, Amedee J. Bilodeau and Exelia Garant; brothers, Lionel, Donat, Roland and brother-in-law, Paul Marceau. Survived by sisters, Simone (Herve Marceau) and Gisele, stepmom, Gilberte Bilodeau; stepsister, Pierrette Gosslelin; step-brothers, Normand, Jean-Yves, Andre; brother-in-law, Rene Turgeon (Sue). Will be forever missed and loved by many nieces and nephews and friends. Retiree and formerly employed at Butler Metal for almost 30 years. Well known in the French community as someone always there to lend a helping hand where needed. Visitation at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, will be held on Thursday, October 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass Friday, October 16 at 1 pm at St. Patrick RC Church, 53 Wellington St Cambridge. Interment Mount View Cemetery. Donations in memory of Paul can be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be made online at www. couttsfuneralhome.com

The Waterloo Region Record - Oct 2009 
Paul E. Bilodeau
 
3761 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
 
3762 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
 
3763 Rev. Bindemann formed the church in 1834 now known as St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Friederich Wilhelm Bindemann
 
3764 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
 
3765 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
 
3766 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
 
3767 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
 
3768 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
 
3769 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
 
3770 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
 
3771 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
 
3772 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
 
3773 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
 
3774 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
 
3775 Abraham Bingeman, was born August 6th, 1809, and died, aged about five year. " Abraham Bingeman
 
3776 Albert Bingeman," was born February 25th, 1857, and died January 21st, 1858."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Albert Bingeman
 
3777 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
 
3778 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

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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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
 
3779 Catharine Bingeman,"* died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catharine Bingeman
 
3780 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
 
3781 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
 
3782 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
 
3783 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
 
3784 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
 
3785 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
 
3786 Lizzie Bingeman, " * died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Bingeman
 
3787 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
 
3788 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
 
3789 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

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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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
 
3790 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
 
3791 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

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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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
 
3792 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

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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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
 
3793 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

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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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
 
3794 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

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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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
 
3795 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
 
3796 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
 
3797 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
 
3798 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
 
3799 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
 
3800 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
 
3801 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
 
3802 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
 
3803 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
 
3804 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
 
3805 Lived with Daniel and Susan Knechtel John S. Bingeman
 
3806 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
 
3807 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
 
3808 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
 
3809 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
 
3810 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
 
3811 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
 
3812 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
 
3813 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
 
3814 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
 
3815 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
 
3816 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
 
3817 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
 
3818 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
 
3819 Menno B. Bingeman," was born May 1st, 1845. Died in infancy. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Menno B. Bingeman
 
3820 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
 
3821 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
 
3822 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
 
3823 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
 
3824 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
 
3825 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
 
3826 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 (Ed