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3001 Amos M. Bechtel "was born February 14th, 1849. He is a merchant and has a large store in Breslau where he is doing an extensive business. He is married to Mary Hannah Dedles. They have a family of three children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Amos M. Bechtel
 
3002 Ann Emeline Bechtel "the eldest child of the second wife, was born December 5th, 1844, and is married to Donald Stewart, a photographer. they reside in Brussels, Ontario. Their family consists of six children, but names not received"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Ann Emeline Bechtel
 
3003 Anna Bechtel "daughter of IV Abraham and Mary (Hoch) Bechtel, was married to John Biehn. They resided at Doon, Ontario, where they had a family of seven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Anna Bechtel
 
3004 EAN, MRS. Myrtle A. - At her residence, 189 Queen Street North, Kitchener, after a lengthy illness, Myrtle Anna Bechtel, formerly of Parkwood Manor and a very active resident of the manor, aged 89 years. Foster mother of Mr Sahag Gregorian, Windsor; sister of Mrs. Sandford (Ruth) Whiting, Oliphant; Mrs. Hugh (Joan) Van Every, Waterloo; Mrs. Howard (Edith) Reed, Kitchener; predeceased by her parents, the former Mr. & Mrs. Byron Bechtel, her husband, Clive S. Bean, one brother and two sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener, where the funeral and committal service will be held on Saturday at 3 pm with Rev. J.B. Moore officiating. Cremation to follow. Final interment will be in the family lot in the Blair cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 
Anna Myrtle "Myrtle" Bechtel
 
3005 Barbara Bechtel "died in infancy." Barbara Bechtel
 
3006 Barbara M. Bechtel "was born June 19th, 1859. She is married to John Dedles. They reside on a farm adjoining her father's old homestead. Their family consists of four children " Barbara M. Bechtel
 
3007 Benjamin Bechtel "is married to Mary Shupe. They reside in Michigan where he is farming. Their family consists of several children."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Benjamin Bechtel
 
3008 Berah Bechtel "was born July 16th, 1861. She is married to Robert O. Dobbin. They reside in Waterloo where he is engaged as an agent." Berah Elizabeth "Bede" Bechtel
 
3009 Byron Bechtel "died in infancy, aged one day." Byron D. Bechtel
 
3010 Byron Erb Bechtel "was born September 30th, 1859. He resides in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged in the insurance business. He is married to Anna M. Taylor."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Bechtel, Byron. E., teacher. Was born at Blair, in this county, 1859.

Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
Byron Erb Bechtel
 
3011 Carrie Ruth Bechtel "was born July 6th, 1874. She is engaged as teacher in the Waterloo Central School." Caroline Ruth "Carrie" Bechtel
 
3012 Catharine Bechtel "born September 4th, 1846. She died young." Catharine Bechtel
 
3013 Catharine Bechtel "is married to Benjamin D. Snyder. They reside in Kansas, U.S."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catharine Bechtel
 
3014 Catharine Bechtel "the ninth member of the same family, was married to Solomon Gehman. They resided near Blair, Ontario, where they had a family of several children." Catharine Bechtel
 
3015 Catharine Bechtel "was born February 19th, 1850. She was married to Franklin Payne and resided in New Hamburg where she died June 28th, 1884. They had a family of six children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catharine Bechtel
 
3016 Catharine L. Bechtel "daughter of George B. Bechtel, was born September 27th, 1807. She was married to John Histand, a farmer. They resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where they both died."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catharine L. Bechtel
 
3017 Christian Bechtel "died, aged about seven years." Christian Bechtel
 
3018 Christian Bechtel "was born May 31st, 1830. He was a machinist and resided in Hespeler where he died May 5th, 1889. He was married twice, first to May Ann Compass and after her deceased to Mary Schaefer, widow of Carl Gegenhart. His family consisted of five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Christian N. Bechtel
 
3019 CLARENCE BECHTEL 1922 - 2007 Peacefully, at Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo, on Sunday, August 26, 2007, at age 84. Beloved husband of Doris for 61 years; loving father of Dick and Theresa, Larry and Cheryl, Bob, Judith Martin, and Brenda and Jim Polillo; loved grandfather of Cheryl and Don MacTavish, Joanne and Andy Volcansek, Kim and Shane Droog, Dawson Bechtel, Mackenzie and Marc Murphy, and Jaquoline Martin; great-grandfather of Sara, Ryan, Jason, Cameron, Nathan, Rhyan, and Kaden; dear brother of Pricilla Jones, Almeda Reeve, and Gerine Heubach. Predeceased by his parents, Laura and Herbert Bechtel, and by sisters, Mabel Morrison and Evelyn Noble. Clare was a lifelong member and usher at St. Michael's Church, and was a veteran of the Second World War. He enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, and playing cards. Friends are invited to share their memories of Clare with his family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 8:45 p.m. A morning prayer service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 10:15 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael's RC Church, 240 Hemlock St., Waterloo at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Malone as celebrant. Interment in Parkview Cemetery will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall of the church. Special thanks to Dr. Pope, nurses, and staff of Pinehaven Nursing Home for their love and care. Condolences for the family and donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Clare, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.


The Record Newspaper - Aug. 27, 2007 
Clarence Bechtel
 
3020 BECHTEL, Clayton B. Entered into rest on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at St. Mary's General Hospital, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Rosetta for 60 years. Loving stepfather of Ken and his wife Phyllis and their family. Sadly missed by brother Elmer and sisters Mable, Verna, Beatrice, Bernice and Florence, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents Eden and Marietta, siblings Willard, Vera and two in infancy. Friends are invited to share their memories of Clayton with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Reception to follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Condolences for the family and donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.


The Waterloo Region Record 14 Feb 2011 
Clayton Benjamin Bechtel
 
3021 BECHTEL, Clayton Orville (February 5, 1923 - March 23, 2014)

Our Dad told us he was "just waiting for Jesus" and on Sunday, March 23rd, Jesus reached down and gently released him of all pain and suffering. Jesus took his hand and guided him to his heavenly home, there waiting for him was his beloved wife, Mary (Horst) and his oldest son Dennis Ray. Left behind here on earth to miss him dearly are his children, Janice Schultz (Bruce) of Cambridge, Murray Bechtel (Diana) of Waterloo, and Connie Anthony (Mel) of Richmond, B.C. He was a proud grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his brother Lester Bechtel. Orville spent many years operating a dairy farm near Breslau, same farm he was born and raised on, before retiring to Fairview, twenty-four years ago. He was a lifetime member of Wanner Mennonite Church. Orville was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Milton, brothers Elton and Roy and sister Hilda. His family would like to thank the Fairview nursing staff, for all their wonderful care and support. Orville's family will welcome friends at the Fairview Auditorium, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will follow in the auditorium on Saturday morning, at 11 a.m.

Cambridge Times 27 Mar 2014 
Clayton Orville Bechtel
 
3022 BECHTEL, Clinton Passed away, August 21, 2011 at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, Ontario. He was born in Wilmot Township 91 years ago, a son of the late Owen and Melissa Bechtel. Beloved husband of the late Hilda (Wagler) Bechtel who predeceased him September 11, 2005. Dear father of Doris and Graham Martin of Mitchell; Linda Worth of Waterloo; Joanne Jantzi and John Regier of Kitchener, Gordon Bechtel of Elmira and Ralph and Lorraine Bechtel of Kitchener. Remembered by brother Lloyd (Beatrice) and sisters Mary (Ken) Willsie and Avon Brophy, sister-in-law Bertie Bechtel, Eileen Hurst and Miriam Wagler, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pre- deceased by sisters Ruby, Elsie (Edwin Eby) brothers Leonard (Nora), Delford (Pearl), Eldon. Brother-in-law Joe Brophy. The family will receive friends at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and then at Westmount Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. A committal service will be held at the Mannheim Mennonite Church Cemetery. A service to celebrate Clint's life will be held at the Mannheim Mennonite Church, 1494 Bleams Road (Ottawa St. S., 1 km west of Mannheim) on August 25, 2011 at 11 a.m., Pastor Ruth Laverty officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to the House of Friendship, Mannheim Mennonite Church or Fairview Mennonite Home may be made by calling the funeral home at 519-743-8900. Memorial tributes may be made on line at: www.westmountfuneralchapel.com.


The Waterloo Region Record 22 Aug 2011 
Clinton Roy Bechtel
 
3023 Cyrus Bechtel "was born January January 8th, 1857, and died September 9th, 1888. He resided in the town of Galt where he was engaged in the "Carriage Works." He was married to Catharine Pannabecker and had a family of three children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Cyrus Bechtel
 
3024 Daniel Bechtel "the youngest son of Abraham Bechtel, resides in the state of Indiana, U.S. Name of his wife has not been given." Daniel Bechtel
 
3025 Daniel Bechtel "was born February 22nd, 1839, and died November 22nd, 1864. He was a saddler by trade and had his place of business at Blair where he died. He was unmarried." Daniel Bechtel
 
3026 Daniel Bechtel "was born June 17th, 1800, and died May 10th, 1859. He was born intellectually weak and was never married." Daniel Bechtel
 
3027 Lunatic Daniel Bechtel
 
3028 Daniel S. Bechtel "was born March 19th, 1842. He resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was first married to Adaline Gilborn, and after her decease he married Mary. His family consists of seven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Daniel S. Bechtel
 
3029 BECHTEL, Delfred Earl (Del) - Died peacefully, on Saturday, April 19, 2003, at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, Del Bechtel of New Hamburg. He was born 82 years ago in Wilmot township, a son of the late Owen S. and Melissa (Knechtel) Bechtel. Del was a member of Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg. He was employed as a carpenter for many years and enjoyed working at the Seniors woodworking Shop, Baden. Del was an honorary member of the Wilmot Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed travelling and camping. He loved time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and conversing with anyone who would listen. Beloved husband of the late Pearl Snyder, who predeceased him April 1, 1998. Loving father of Muriel and Marvin Bowman of Goderich, Gerald (Gerry) and Sheila Bechtel of Elmira, Nancy (and the late Jake) Schwartzentruber of Baden, Brenda Neave and Gary Janes of Cambridge, Bev and Harold Subject of Brussels and Darlene Wegford of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by 15 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and eight great-grandsons. Dear brother of Leonard and Nora Bechtel of New Hamburg, Clint and Hilda Bechtel of Cambridge, Eldon and Bertie Bechtel of Waterloo, Lloyd and Beatrice Bechtel of Burlington, Mary June and Ken Willsie of Waterloo, Avon and Joe Brophy of Nova Scotia. Lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ethel Roth of Baden, Lorne and Ruth Bowman of Kitchener, Vernice and Myrtle Snyder of New Hamburg and a numberof nieces and nephews. Also remembered by Paul Wegford of Philipsburg. Del was predeceased by sisters, Ruby and Elsie and her husband Edwin Eby and by brothers-in-law, Ray Snyder and Henry Roth. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at noon, transfer will be made to Hillcrest Mennonite Church for the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jan Steckley and Pastor Henry Regehr officiating.Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice.

The Record newspaper 21 Apr 2003 
Delfred Earl Bechtel
 
3030 BECHTEL, Dennis Ray

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, in his 57th year. Dennis was a graduate of Rockway Mennonite Collegiate and took Grade 13 at Grand River Collegiate. He was employed for a time at Markle's Potatoes for a few years, and later at a Toronto steel fabrication plant and late at Compost Sod Farms. He enjoyed outdoors rather than city occupations. He is survived by his father, Orville Bechtel and brother Murray Bechtel (Debbie) of Waterloo, and sisters Janice Schultz (Bruce) of Cambridge and Connie Anthony (Mel) of Richmond, B.C. Dennis enjoyed music and travelled with a choir from Rockway Mennonite and also sang in the choir at Wanner Mennonite Church, where he was a member. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Bechtel in 2007. Dennis' family will welcome friends at Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Thursday, February 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with funeral services at Wanner Mennonite Church on February 19th at 11 a.m., officiated by Pastor Don Penner.

Waterloo Region Record 2 Feb 2010 
Dennis Ray Bechtel
 
3031 Dilman Bechtel "resided at Caledonia, Michigan, where he died. He was first married to Nancy Sherk, and after her decease to Hannah Histand."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Dilman Bechtel
 
3032 GROVE, Dorothy Helen (nee Bechtel)

Dorothy has passed peacefully, Saturday morning, November 6, 2010. She is survived by her children; Bruce (Suzanne), Pauline and David (Gwen), her grandchildren Andrew, Desiree, Zara, Julian, and Tim and her siblings Janet, Ruth, and George (Grace). A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Thursday, November 11th with visitation from 1-2 p.m. and funeral service following at 2 p.m.

Waterloo Region Record 9 Nov 2010 
Dorothy Helen Bechtel
 
3033 GROVE, Dorothy Helen (nee Bechtel) Dorothy has passed peacefully, Saturday morning, November 6, 2010. She is survived by her children Bruce (Suzanne), Pauline, and David (Gwen), her grandchildren Andrew, Desiree, Zara, Julian, and Tim, and her siblings Janet, Ruth, and George (Grace). A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Thursday, November 11th with visitation from 1-2 p.m. and funeral service following at 2 p.m. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to Project Ploughshares or Mennonite Central Committee. Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-9366.


The Waterloo Region Record 8 Nov 2010 
Dorothy Helen Bechtel
 
3034 BECHTEL, Eden S. -- At his residence, Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, on Sunday, Dec. 26, 1982, formerly of 91 Brandon Ave., Kitchener, age 95 years. Born in Wilmot township, he farmed for many years in Mannheim, a member of Mannheim Mennonite Church. Son of the late Noah C. and Mary Ann Bechtel. Predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Etta Rudy in 1962. Father of Elmer of Goshen, Ind., Clayton of RR 1, St. Agatha, Willard, Mable (Mrs. Abram Brubacher, Verna and Beatrice (Mrs. Clayton Meirowski) all of Kitchener, Mrs. Bernice Moncur and Florence (Mrs. Donald Moncur), both of Waterloo and Vera (Mrs. Hubert Mellow) of Ottawa; brother of Mrs. Edna Lugibihi of Pandoa, Ohio and Mrs. Nettie Snyder of Milverton; grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by two children in infancy; three brothers and four sisters. Mr. Bechtel's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, this evening. Committal services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at First Mennonite cemetery Kitchener. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Mannheim Mennonite Church, Rev. Jim Reusser officiating.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Dec 1982 
Eden S. Bechtel
 
3035 Edward Bechtel

GALT, Edward Bechtel, 15 Albert St., died today at his residence. He was 82. Born in New Hamburg, he had resided 50 years in Galt. He was a machinist with Joy Manufacturing Co. until retiring 12 years ago. He was a member of First United Church and of Waterloo Lodge 107, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Blanche Simon, in 1942. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Laurine ) Hubbard, Mrs. R. R. (Mildred) Patterson, Mrs. Hazel Thomson, Louise Bechtel, Mrs. D. J. (Eileen) Johnson and Mrs. Charles (Jessie) Wagner, all of Galt; one son, Herbert of Prince George, B.C.., one sister, Mrs. Norman Dedels, Breslau; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at Little's Funeral Home, where funeral and committal services will be conducted Friday, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Mount View cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Jul 1971 pg 26
 
Edward Koch Bechtel
 
3036 Obituary - Died at Blair, Waterloo, on Saturday morning last, the 17th, at 2 o'clock, Mrs. Bechtel, aged 75 years, 2 months, and 29 days. Deceased was one of the oldest and most respected residents of Waterloo. - Died at Blair Waterloo on Saturday afternoon last, Edwin, son of Mr. Isaac Bechtel, aged 4 years and 6 months. - It is not often that such a circumstance as this is seen. Grandmother and grandchild dying within a few hours of one another on the same day, were buried in the same grave in the Blair Cemetery on Tuesday last.

Galt Reporter - Dec 23 1881 pg 1 
Edwin Kinsey Bechtel
 
3037 BECHTEL, Eldon

Eldon passed away peacefully, on Sunday, January 24, 2010, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 86. Beloved husband and best friend of Bertie (Lipnicki, nee Grubb) for 40 years. Cherished step-father of Donna (Greg Ross) Klasson and Charles (Laura) Lipnicki. Step-grandfather of Dana and Blake Lipnicki, Dana Ross, German and Dominique Rozo. Step-great-grandfather of Isabella Rozo. He is also survived by his brothers, Clinton and Lloyd; and sisters Mary June (Ken) Willsie and Avon Burkholder. Predeceased by his brothers, Leonard and Delford; and sisters Ruby Bechtel and Elsie Eby. Eldon employed his skills as a woodworker building homes in the Waterloo Region. His passion in life was sharing nature with his family and he enjoyed helping others. Eldon's family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Parish prayers Wednesday evening 8:45 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 10 a.m., followed by procession to Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church (173 Lourdes St. W., Waterloo) for Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario.

Waterloo Region Record 30 Jan 2010 
Eldon Walter Bechtel
 
3038 BECHTEL, Eleanor

Of Riverbend Place, Cambridge, on Monday, November 15, 1999, in her 76th year. Loving daughter of the late William and Theresa Bechtel. Survived by one nephew Charles and his wife Betty and one grand-niece Tina Farrell. Predeceased by two brothers Franklin and Wilfred and two sisters Margaret Bechtel and Anne Farrell. Miss Bechtel was born in Preston and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was retired from Genesco Shoes of Cambridge after 38 years of service. She was a member of St. Clement’s RC Church. Friends were received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge n Tuesday from 7-9 pm. The Funeral Prayers were recited at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10:00 am. Interment followed in St. Clement’s Cemetery, Cambridge. The Parish Rosary was recited at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 8:30 pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society wold be gratefully appreciated.

Cambridge Reporter Nov 1999 
Eleanor Rose Bechtel
 
3039 Elias Bechtel "died young, aged about two years." Elias Bechtel
 
3040 Elizabeth Bechtel "is married to Christian Rosenberger, a farmer. They reside in Kent County, Michigan." Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3041 Elizabeth Bechtel "the eldest in family, was born March 5th, 1787, and died January 15th, 1844. On May 8th, 1810, she was married to David Eby, who was born February 23rd, 1785, and died April 1st, 1860. They resided two miles west of the town of Waterloo where they both died. Their family consisted of eleven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3042 Elizabeth Bechtel "the second daughter, was married to John Schlichter. They resided about a mile east of New Dundee where they both died. Their family consisted of eleven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3043 Elizabeth Bechtel "the sixth daughter of the same family, was born August 8th, 1792. She was nine years of age when she came to Canada with her parents. On March 10th, 1818, she was married to David, son of David Histand. He was born November 5th, 1789, and died January 6th, 1833. They resided on a farm near Speedsville. Their farm adjoined that of the late Isaac Clemens, M.P.P. Here he died, leaving a family of three children, namely: Vi George, VI Elize, and VI John. See David Histand's family. After the decease of Mr. Histand the widow was married (October 27th, 1844) to George Clemens* who was born July 16th, 1777, and died August 10th, 1863. She died July 21st, 1885."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].


She came with her parents to Waterloo County in the year 1800 from Pennasylvania, where she has lived ever since and she was one of the first Pennasylvanian settlers.


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3044 Elizabeth Bechtel "was born January 29th, 1863, and died May 24th, 1889. She was married to Jonathan Groh. She left no family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3045 Elizabeth Bechtel "was born May 1st, 1828. She is married to Joseph Krumbach. They reside at Middleville, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3046 Elizabeth Bechtel "was born October 25th, 1826, and died January 11th, 1891. She was married to Daniel B. Snyder who was born February 8th, 1825. They resided at Freeport, Ontario, where she died. Their family consisted of seven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3047 Elizabeth Bechtel "was born September 11th, 1834. She is married to Edward Boldec. They reside in Hespeler where he is engaged in the woollen mills. Their family consists of fourteen children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3048 Elizabeth Bechtel "was married to George Eschelman. they resided on a farm three miles east of Roseville where he died January 28th, 1889. they had a family of ten children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3049 Lived with Eli Shantz Elizabeth Bechtel
 
3050 Bechtel, Elizabeth Mae, beloved daughter of Noah and Mary (Snyder) Bechtel, was born May 4, 1899, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died at the same place May 7, 1925; aged 26 y, 3d. She was in failing health with a rheumatic heart, but was not considered serious until the last six days, when she was stricken with the most servere form of St. Vitus dance, which brought the end speedily. She leaves father, mother, 3 brothers, and 5 sisters. She has been a faithful member of the Latschar Mennonite Church for thirteen years. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Wesley Witmer, and at the Latschar Church by Bro. Manasseh Hallman. Texts. Luke 8:52 and Matt. 9:24. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 10 -June 4, 1925 - pages 206, 207 
Elizabeth May "Lizzie" Bechtel
 
3051 Ella May Bechtel "was born December 11th, 1870. She is residing in the city of Hamilton where she is engaged as cashier. She is unmarried." Ella May Bechtel
 
3052 EBY, Mrs. Glenn Earl (Marguerite Bechtel)

At St. Mary's Hospital, on Thursday, May 8, 1975, Marguerite Bechtel, age 78 years, formerly of Route 1, Waterloo; mother of Byron Eby of Toronto, David Eby of Kitchener and Janet (Mrs. Gordon Brooks) of Atlanta, Ga.; sister of Myrtle (Mrs. Clive Bean) of Kitchener, Edith (Mrs. Howard Reed) of Kitchener, Jane (Mrs. Hugh VanEvery) of Bloomingdale and Ruth (Mrs. Sanford Whiting) of Oliphant; seven grandchildren also survive; she was predeceased by her husband, Glenn Earl Eby, in 1962, one brother, Charles, one sister, Minnie and her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Byron Bechtel. She was a member of the Waterloo County Unitarian Fellowship. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, Saturday, at 2 p.m. Robert Whitton will officiate. Following cremation interment will be made in the Blair cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 May 1975 pg 35 
Ellise Marguerite "Marguerite Bechtel
 
3053 Elsie Bechtel "is married to John Schill, a moulder. They reside at Battle Creek, Michigan." Elsie Bechtel
 
3054 Eby, Mrs. Edwin (Elsie) - On Wednesday, April 25, 1984, at K-W Hospital, after a lengthy illness, the former Elsie Bechtel, aged 65 years, of RR 2, Petersburg. Beloved wife of Edwin; dear mother of Glenn and his wife Joanne of Ottawa, Edward and his wife Margaret of Brampton, David and his wife Carol of New Hamburg, Kenneth of Kitchener, Sandra and her husband Mark Brubacher of Elmira and Audrey, at home; loving grandmother of Jennifer, Daniel, Jason, Dereck and Geoffrey Eby; sister of Leonard, Delford, Clinton, Eldon and Lloyd. Predeceased by her daughter, Lorene in 1958; her sister, Ruby; her father, Owen Bechtel and her mother, the former Melissa Knechtel. Mrs. Eby was a member of the Mannheim Mennonite Church. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 pm this evening until noon on Saturday, then at Mannheim Mennonite Church for the funeral service at 3 pm. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. James Reusser will conduct the service.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Elsie Eileen Bechtel
 
3055 BECHTEL, Elton Passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Ruth Bechtel (2008). Loving father of Louise Bechtel of Clinton, Carol Schwartz of Kitchener, Pauline Bechtel and her partner Bill Paris of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., and the late John Bechtel (1980). Beloved grandfather of Jessie-Lee, Jael, Nathan (Anneliese), Lindsay and Jared. Great-grandfather to Dante and Damon Duval and Ezekiel Schwartz. Dear brother of Orville and Lester Bechtel. Elton was predeceased by his parents, Milton and Elizabeth Bechtel; sister Hilda, brother Roy; sisters-in-law Alma (Lester) Bechtel, Mary (Orville) Bechtel, and Dorothy (Lester) Bechtel. Elton's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, September 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, and on Monday, September 5th from 9:45 - 11 a.m. at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge. Funeral service will be held in the auditorium of Fairview Mennonite Home at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 5th, followed by refreshments. Interment will take place at Wanner Mennonite Church Cemetery after the reception. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Fairview Mennonite Home or the Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 519-749-8467. A special thank you to all the staff at Fairview Mennonite Home for their personal, loving care. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Elton's memorial.


The Waterloo Region Record 2 Sep 2011 
Elton Bechtel
 
3056 BECHTEL, Elton

Passed away peacefully, at Fairview Mennonite Home on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Ruth Bechtel (2008). Loving father of Louise Bechtel of Clinton, Carol Schwartz of Kitchener, Pauline Bechtel and her partner Bill Paris of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. and the late John Bechtel (1980). Beloved grandfather of Jessie-Lee, Jael, Nathan (Anneliese), Lindsay and Jared. Great-grandfather to Dante and Damon Duval and Ezekiel Schwartz. Dear brother of Orville and Lester Bechtel. Elton was predeceased by his parents, Milton and Elizabeth Bechtel; sister Hilda, brother Roy; sisters-in-law, Alma (Lester) Bechtel, Mary (Orville) Bechtel, and Dorothy (Lester) Bechtel. Elton's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, September 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener and on Monday, September 5th from 9:45 - 11 a.m., at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge. Funeral service will be held in the auditorium of Fairview Mennonite Home, at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 5th, followed by refreshments. Interment will take place at Wanner Mennonite Church Cemetery, after the reception.

Waterloo Region Record 4 Sep 2011 
Elton Hugh Bechtel
 
3057 Elvine Bechtel "was born October 5th, 1857. She is engaged as book-keeper by the Waterloo Mutual Insurance Company. She is not married and has her home with her mother." Elvine Bechtel
 
3058 Emily M. Bechtel "was born July 26th, 1863. She was married to Samuel L. Martin who died January 29th, 1892. She is engaged as a teacher in our public schools."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Emily Meserve Bechtel
 
3059 Ephraim Bechtel "is married to Caroline Shoemaker. They reside in Michigan where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of four children." Ephraim Bechtel
 
3060 Esther Bechtel "daughter of Abraham and Mary (Hoch) Bechtel, was born in July, 1766. She was married to Daniel Cressman and had a family of three children, namely: VI Elizabeth, VI Abraham, and VI Mary. After the decease of her first husband she was married to Philip Bleam, with whom she had four children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Esther Bechtel
 
3061 Esther Bechtel "the third daughter in the family, was born February 2nd, 1786. She was fifteen years of age when she came to Canada. On October 15th, 1808, she was married to Isaac, son of Isaac and Barbara (Reiff) Shantz. He was born April 23rd, 1783, and died December 12th, 1854. They resided near Berlin where she died July 14th, 1867. Their family consisted of eleven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Esther Bechtel
 
3062 Esther Bechtel "the third daughter of George B. Bechtel and his second wife, was born March 4th, 1826. She is married to Benjamin Bricker and resides on a farm near Roseville, Ontario. They have a family of twelve children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

________________________________________


Bricker.-- Esther (Bechtel) Bricker, wife of Benjamin Bricker, died on Thursday, Dec. 30, 1909, at Roseville, Ont. She was born in Bucks Co., Pa., and came to Canada when four years old. In 1836 she was married to Benjamin, and died in the same room in which she was married. She leaves six sons and five daughters to mourn her death. Funeral was conducted by N. S. Stauffer and S. Gehman.


Gospel Herald- Vol. 2, No. 44 - January 27, 1910 - page 703, 704 
Esther Bechtel
 
3063 Esther Bechtel "was born December 5th, 1863. She is married to Christian B. Snyder. They reside near Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. They have one child named VII Edna."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

___________________

Snyder. --- Esther, daughter of Noah and Veronica (Christner) Bechtel, was born Dec. 5, 1863; died at her home near Petersburg, Ont., united in marriage to Christian B. Snyder Oct. 7, 1885, to which union were born 1 son and 3 daughters: Percy, Edna (Mrs. Ephraim Knechtel) Avon (Mrs. Willard Witmer), all of Petersburg, and Ida (Mrs. Simon Hallman) of Kitchener. She is survived by 27 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild; also by 2 brothers (Moses Bechtel of Winnipeg, Man., and Noah Bechtel of Breslau, Ont.), and a host of relatives and friends. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Latschar Mennonite Church until her death, having accepted Christ in her late teens. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Manasseh Hallman and Lorne Schmitt, Bro. Hallman using for his test Psa. 27: 1. The services were held at the home and at the Latschar Mennonite Church. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Her testimony is well expressed in the following poem:
"Is not even death a gain to those
Whose life to God was given?
Gladly to earth their eyes they close,
To open them in Heaven."

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 17 - July 25, 1940 
Esther Bechtel
 
3064 Esther Bechtel 1948-2006 Esther died peacefully, at St. Mary's General Hospital, on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. She was 58. Esther is the beloved daughter of Nora (Brubacher) and Leonard Bechtel of New Hamburg. She will be lovingly remembered by her brother, sisters and their spouses; David and Muriel Bechtel of Kitchener, Martha and John Wood of Kilworth, Norma and John Lichti of New Hamburg, Dorothy and Richard MacBride of Waterloo and Shirley and Darcy Snyder of New Hamburg. Her nieces, nephews and their families will also remember Esther. She grew up in the Preston Mennonite congregation where she remained a lifelong member. In her early adult years, Esther worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant and Dental Assistant until schizophrenia curtailed her career plans. Esther struggled with her illness for many years. More recently, she was able to experience some contentment. Her family, friends and faith were important to her. Her family is grateful to the caregivers and residents of Millwood Manor who supported Esther. Friends are invited to share their memories of Esther with her family at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Thursday (today) from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service to remember her life and faith will be held on Friday, September 15, 2006 at 1 pm, at Preston Mennonite Church with Rev. Claire Osinkosky officiating. A family committal service will be held at Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery on Friday morning at 11 am.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Esther Bechtel
 
3065 Esther died peacefully, at St. Mary's General Hospital, on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. She was 58. Esther is the beloved daughter of Nora (Brubacher) and Leonard Bechtel of New Hamburg. She will be lovingly remembered by her brother, sisters and their spouses; David and Muriel Bechtel of Kitchener, Martha and John Wood of Kilworth, Norma and John Lichti of New Hamburg, Dorothy and Richard MacBride of Waterloo and Shirley and Darcy Snyder of New Hamburg. Her nieces, nephews and their families will also remember Esther. She grew up in the Preston Mennonite congregation where she remained a lifelong member. In her early adult years, Esther worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant and Dental Assistant until schizophrenia curtailed her career plans. Esther struggled with her illness for many years. More recently, she was able to experience some contentment. Her family, friends and faith were important to her. Her family is grateful to the caregivers and residents of Millwood Manor who supported Esther. Friends are invited to share their memories of Esther with her family at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Thursday (today) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service to remember her life and faith will be held on Friday, September 15, 2006 at 1 p.m., at Preston Mennonite Church with Rev. Claire Osinkosky officiating. A family committal service will be held at Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery on Friday morning at 11 a.m. In memory of Esther, donations to Preston Mennonite Church or the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In memory of Esther, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

The Record 14 Sep 2006 
Esther Jean Bechtel
 
3066 Esther M. Bechtel "was born May 16th, 1853. She is married to Jacob S. Witmer. They reside at Brown City, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. .."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Esther M. Bechtel
 
3067 Isabel Bechtel "died in infancy." Eveline Isabelle Bechtel
 
3068 From Ada Schnarr Miehm. Four generation photo of Franz Meier, Elizabeth Ann (Annie) Meier Boehmer, Laura Boehmer Becthel, and Evelyn Bechtel Knox. Evelyn Bechtel
 
3069 George Bechtel "son of III Abraham Bechtel, and younger brother to IV Abraham, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 19th, 1746. He was married to Elizabeth Morris. She was born May 5th, 1752, and died December 22nd, 1836. In 1800 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, near Blair, on the old "Eschelman Farm" where he died September 17th, 1828. their family consisted of seven daughters."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
George Bechtel
 
3070 George Bechtel "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1732. He was married to Susannah Bidding. They have had a large family but the names of only four have been received"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].y 
George Bechtel
 
3071 George B. Bechtel "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near Pottstown, May 24th, 1777. On November 16th, he was married to Esther Livergood. They resided on his father's old place near Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where she died March 2nd, 1814, leaving a family of four children, namely: V Catharine, V Levi, V George L., and V Isaiah L.. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Maria, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Tyson) Shoemaker, November 25th, 1817. She was born January 21st, 1793, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, February 6th, 1840. They moved to Canada in 1829, and resided for two years on the farm now possessed by Joseph M. Brubacher, about two miles north of the town of Waterloo. From here they moved on the farm now possessed by Dilman S. Shantz. The second union was blessed with six children, namely: V Noah, V Rudolph, V Abigail, V Leah, V Esther, and V Isabella."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
George B. Bechtel
 
3072 George B. Bechtel "was married to Catharine, daughter of Levi Bock. They reside near New Dundee, Ontario." George B. Bechtel
 
3073 George Bechtel "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 15th,, 1811. He was married to Nancy, daughter of Abram and Elizabeth (Wanner) Bechtel. They resided in various parts of this county and finally they moved to Hay Township, Huron County, where he died November 2nd, 1866. The widow was married to John Bock. They had but one son"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
George L. Bechtel
 
3074 Bechtel, George Robert - Peacefully, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, on Friday, Aug. 13, 1993, George Bechtel, in his 69th year. Dearest husband of Gertrude Bechtel of New Dundee; loving father of Brian and his wife Lynn of Cambridge and Grant and his wife Frances of Bradford; grandfather of Jeffrey, Stephanie, Kevin and Michael. Also survived by sisters Ruth Poth and Doris Rosenberger and one brother, Wilbert (Butch). He was predeceased by his parents; one brother, Percy and an infant son, Dennis. At the request of the family, there will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 pm at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S. (at Westmont Road), Kitchener, Rev. Harold Reese will officiate. Cremation.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
George Robert Bechtel
 
3075 George S. Bechtel "was born March 30th, 1844, and died October 13th, 1865. He was not married." George S. Bechtel
 
3076 FISHER, Mrs. Earl-At her residence, 250 Frederick St., Kitchener, on Monday, July 8, after a brief illness, Gertrude Catherine Bechtel, 77 years; beloved wife of the late Earl Fisher, member of Zion United Church; a lifelong resident of the Kitchener-Waterloo area; dear mother of Mrs. Percy (Helen) Krotz, of Kitchener and Mrs. Ernest (Jean) Kellberg of Pittsburgh, Pa.; dear sister of John of Kitchener Harvey and Walter, both of Oakland, Calif.; one granddaughter, Julia Kellberg also survives. Predeceased by her husband and her parents. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. Tuesday where funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. G. F. Barthel officiating. Interment Memory Gardens cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation may be made as expressions of sympathy.

\bKitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Jul 1974 pg 31 
Gertrude Catherine Bechtel
 
3077 Gideon Bechtel

Gideon Bechtel, 79, of Baden, died yesterday at his home after a long illness. He was formerly manager of the Shirk and Snider Flour Mill at Baden. He was born July 27, 1871, in Wilmot Township, For 23 years he was school superintendent. He was a member of the Wilmot Centre Evangelical Church. His wife, the former Emma Shirk, died July 21, 1943. He is survived by three sons, Orton and Laroyd, both of Kitchener and Clayton P., of Bridgeport; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Alice) Ashcroft, Owen Sound; Miss Edna Bechtel of Baden; and two grandchildren. A daughter, Irene, predeceased him on Nov. 12, 1932. Private funeral service will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at his residence, with public service in Wilmot Centre Evangelical Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. C: R. Kauth, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. The body is resting at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 10 a.m., Wednesday, when removal will be made in the home in Baden.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Sep 1950 pg 5 
Gideon Bock Bechtel
 
3078 Gilbert Bechtel - Gilbert Bechtel, 79, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold (Marguerite) Snider of Bloomingdale. Death was due to a stroke. Born in Wilmot Township, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Bechtel, he was a prominent mason contractor in this area for many years. His marriage to the former Salome Hoffman, who predeceased him in 1958, took place at New Dundee in 1910. He was a member of the United Church. Surviving besides his daughter at Bloomingdale are one son, George W. Bechtel of Plymouth, England, serving with the submarine branch of the Royal Canadian Navy, and six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where service will be held Tuesday at 3:30 pm, Rev. Bruce McIntyre will conduct the service. Interment will be in Snyder Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Gilbert Bechtel
 
3079 Hannah Bechtel "is married to Herman Kunzie, a farmer. They reside near Shakespeare, Ontario. They have a family of seven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Hannah Bechtel
 
3080 Hannah Bechtel "is married to John Allemer. They reside in Muskoka, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming and lumbering. Family of several children." Hannah Bechtel
 
3081 Hannah Bechtel "the fourth member of old Jacob Bechtel's family, was married to Jacob Sherk. They resided on the farm now the property of Noah Betzner, where he died of cholera, August 5th, 1834. She was born October 24th, 1799, and died September 25th, 1874. They had a family of ten children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Hannah Bechtel
 
3082 Lived with her son Abraham. Hannah Bechtel
 
3083 Harold Bechtel

Harold Bechtel, 21-year-old son of Mr. Ezra Bechtel of Hamilton, died at Toronto on Sept. 23. He was well known in New Hamburg having been born and lived here until his parents moved to Hamilton about six years ago. He was a graduate of the normal school at Hamilton and had been a special tutor for a family in that city. He had secured a school, the work to begin the new term but was unable to accept the position owing to ill health. He was taken to the General Hospital, Toronto, about two weeks ago for observation and an operation to save his life was performed but he failed to rally and passed away. Besides his parents two brothers and two sisters remain, Robert of Hamilton, Edward at home, (Muriel) Mrs. Maer, of Hamilton and Katharine at home. The funeral was held Friday afternoon from his home. Buriel was made in Hamilton.

Waterloo Chronicle 1 Oct 1936 pg 6 
Harold Bechtel
 
3084 Henry Bechtel "resided at Petoskey, Michigan, where he died. He was married to Catharine Histand."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Bechtel
 
3085 Henry Bechtel "resides in Hamilton, Ontario, where he is engaged in the organ factory. He is married to Maggie Williams. They have a family of three children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Bechtel
 
3086 Henry Bechtel "the fifth member of old Jacob Bechtel's family, resided at Blair, where he was engaged in the milling business. He was married to Barbara Kinzie. They had a large family"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

"N.B. - The names of five of the children of Henry Bechtel's family were not received in time for publication."

_________________

The first postmaster at Blair was Wendal Bowman who served from 1858 to 1863. Mr. Bowman was succeeded by Henry Bechtel Sr. who operated the post office from 1863 to 1865. Mr. Bechtel was in turn succeeded by John R. Renshaw who was Blair's postmaster from 1865 to 1892. It was during Mr. Renshaw's tenure, in 1874, that the Grand Trunk Railway built a station in Blair and the post office moved to that facility. With the move Mr. Renshaw became stationmaster as well as postmaster.


Cambridge Postal History - III, Jim, Quantrell, pg 139-140 
Henry Bechtel
 
3087 Stone house and old mill constructed by Henry Bechtel. The mill was known as "Durham Mill" and the area about was known locally as Durhamville or New Durham. Henry Bechtel
 
3088 Bechtel.- Henry Allen Bechtel son of Noah and Hannah Bechtel, was born near Preston, Ont., Feb. 24, 1898; died Dec. 20, 1908; aged 10 y. 9 m. 27 d. Little Henry was just beginning to be a help to his father, but now he is gone to those beautiful realms above, there to meet his mother who had been called to her reward about two months ago. May God bless the bereaved family.

Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 41 - January 9, 1909 - page 655 
Henry Allen Bechtel
 
3089 Herbert Bechtel "the youngest in the family, is home and attending school."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

_______________________________

BECHTEL, Herbert J. 1972
At the Freeport Hospital, Freeport, on Sunday, Jan. 30th 1972, following a lengthy illness, Herbert J. Bechtel, age 86 years, of 64 Cedar St., North, husband of the late Laura Boehmer, father of Clarence of Waterloo, Mrs. Mable (Mabe) Morrison of Bridgeport, Mrs. George (Gerine) Haubach of Paradise Lake, Mrs. Walter (Almeda) Reeve of Kitchener and Mrs. Priscilla Jones of Galt; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; besides his wife, he was predeceased by his parents, one daughter Mrs. John (Evelyn) Noble and five sisters. Mr. Bechtel was involved in sports and in 1906 pitched the winning baseball game for the Waterloo Beavers to give the team the first Ontario Championship. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener, where funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Frank Morgan officiating. Burial in the First Mennonite Church Cemetery.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Feb 1972 
Herbert Jacob M. Bechtel
 
3090 In 1906 he pitched the winning baseball game for the Waterloo Beavers to the give the team their first Ontario Championship. Herbert Jacob M. Bechtel
 
3091 IRENE BECHTEL

BADEN, Nov. 12—Irene Bechtel, age 23 years, passed away at the home of her parents in this village, very suddenly today after an illness of but one day. A heart condition caused the death of Miss Bechtel, youngent daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Bechtel. Besides her parents, three brothers, Orton Bechtel, Kitchener, Laroyd of Bridgeport and Clayton of Hamilton and two sisters, Alice and Edna of Kitchener, survive. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon with private services at the home in Baden and then to Wilmot Centre Evangelical church for public services at 2.30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Kitchener Daily Record 12 Nov 1932 pg 15 
Irene Bechtel
 
3092 Irvin Bechtel

PRESTON, A Kossuth district man, drowned today, on his son's farm, one mile west of Fisher's Mills. He was Irvin Bechtel, 58, of RR I, Hespeler. The body was recovered by the Hespeler fire department at 12:30 p.m., after three hours of dragging. Dr. C. G. Powers of Preston, said an autopsy would be performed at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital. Mr. Bechtel is survived by his wife and two sons, Robert and John.

Waterloo Record 27 Oct 1958 pg 5 
Irvin Bechtel
 
3093 Isaac Bechtel "resides in Michigan. Not known by his friends to whom married, neither with what he is now engaged." Isaac Bechtel
 
3094 Isaac Bechtel "the tenth member of Jacob Bechtel's family, was accidentally drowned while crossing the Grand River at Blair. He was not married."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac Bechtel
 
3095 Isaac Bechtel "was born October 8th, 1829. He resided in the town of Waterloo where he was engaged in the making of brick and tile, and died July 22nd, 1892. He was married to Jane Tilt and had a family of eleven children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac Bechtel
 
3096 Isaac Bechtel "was born July 11th, 1854. He resides in Hay Township, Huron County, where he is engaged as agent, selling agricultural implements. He is married to Julian Koch and has a family of five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac C. Bechtel
 
3097 Isaac Bechtel "the youngest child of Henry Bechtel, resides in Washington State. He is married to Isabella Lynn."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].
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His cabin in Bellevue was the first post office and he became the first official postmaster in 1886. He died in a logging accident and his wife Isabella (Lind) took over the job. Isaac was removed to the Garden of Rest in Sunset Hills Memorial Park. Isabella was born in Scotland and she died in June of 1938 at the home of her son Isaac L Bechtel. She is buried in Washington Memorial Park. Her name is also spelled Isabelle.

Find A Grave 2015 
Isaac K. Bechtel
 
3098 Virginia Rose Bechtel Lang December 23, 1918 - December 7, 2013 Granddaughter of early Bellevue pioneer, Isaac K. Bechtel, and daughter of Isaac L. and Ethel Shiach Bechtel. The family moved from Bellevue to Kirkland in 1939. She attended Bellevue Trade and High School. She graduated from the U. of W. in 1941. She was employed by the Navy Cost Inspector at the Lake Washington Shipyards in Kirkland where seaplane tenders were being built. In 1945 she visited Los Angeles, and found a job at War Assets Administration. She stayed there 3 years. With 3 months annual leave saved up, she joined friends in Hawaii and spent 4 years there employed at Tripler Hospital Army Headquarters and CAA. Returning to L.A. she married a realtor, Gerard Lang and son Ralph was born in 1956. In 1960 they moved to Richland, WA. Gerard passed away in 1961. She remained in Richland as a secretary in the G.E. medical operation until 1967, when she moved back to Kirkland. For 8 years she was employed at the U.S. Public Hospital in Seattle. She retired as Secretary to the Director in 1980. She volunteered at the Marymoor Museum and the Bellevue Historical Society. Member of National Assoc. of Retired Federal employees, and the Eastside Heritage Foundation. She enjoyed trips to the Orient, Greece and the U.K. She was preceded in death by both parents in 1967; brothers Bruce, Dale, Donald and Wayne Bechtel; sister Ruby Flexer and son Ralph in 2001. She is survived by sister Joanne Black of Kennewick and many nieces and nephews. Remembrances may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane N.E., Kirkland, WA 98033. No services at her request. Sign Virginia's on line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.

Seattle Times, The Date of Publication : December 29, 2013 
Isaac Lind Bechtel
 
3099 Isaac M Bechtel "was born July 13th, 1850. He is married to Anna Dedles. They reside at Brown City, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac M. Bechtel
 
3100 Isabella Bechtel "the fourth and youngest daughter of George B. and Mary (Shoemaker) Bechtel, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near Pottstown, February 18th, 1829, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, March 13th, 1850. She was unmarried." Isabella Bechtel
 
3101 BECHTEL (BACHTEL), JACOB was a German wundarzt; that is, he was trained as a surgeon rather than as a physician. He was listed in New Hamburg in the 1857 edition of the Canada Directory, but was there earlier. The notice in the Ontario Medical Register, referring to him as Bachtel, states. "In practice prior to 1st. January 1850."

He may have been the person with whom Dr. John Scott had a consultation in 1839, describing him as a skilled wundarzt from the Huron Tract.

His name is connected with patients attended in Carrick, Carlsruhe and Neustadt. He died at Mildmay on May 25, 1885, aged sixty three years.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Dr. Jacob Bechtel
 
3102 Jacob Bechtel "is a contractor and builder. He resides in the state of Arkansas. He is married to Catharine Esch.


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob Bechtel
 
3103 Jacob Bechtel "resides in Buffalo, New York, where he is engaged in some factory. He is not married."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob Bechtel
 
3104 Jacob Bechtel "the sixth member of Jacob and Elizabeth (Gabel) Bechtel's family, was married to Polly Hallman. They resided in North Dumfries Township, near the old "Black Horse" Hotel, where he died. After his death she made her home with her daughter, Catharine, who was married to Benjamin Snyder, where she died a good many years ago. They had a family of fourteen children,"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Deacon Jacob G. Bechtel
 
3105 Jacob S. Bechtel "was born February 12th, 1840. On February 28th, 1865, he was married to Sarah, daughter of James and Salome (Roos) Devitt. She was born May 11, 1844. They reside in the town of Waterloo, where he is engaged in Kuntz's Brewery. Their family consists of eight children"

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Bechtel.-Bro. Jacob S. Bechtel was born in Bloomingdale, Ont., July 2, 1914; aged 74 y. 4 m. 19 d. On Feb. 28, 1865, he was married to Salome (Roos) Devitt. This union was blessed with 8 children, 2 dying in infancy, leaving to mourn their loss a wife, 5 daughters, and 1 son. He had been ailing for about 2 years with cancer of the stomach. All his life was spent without God and no hope for the future until about 2 months before the death summons came he desired a minister to visit him, being deeply concerned about his soul's salvation. About two weeks later he sent for a bishop and wanted to be baptized and received into the church, which was done. He mourned his misspent life, but rejoiced in the saving power in the blood of Jesus. Funeral services were held July 4 at the home by Noah Hunsberger and at the Berlin Church by Jonas Snider in German, and by Pastor Burns of the Evangelical Church, Waterloo, in English.

Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 24 - September 10, 1914, page 391 
Jacob S. Bechtel
 
3106 INGLIS, Janet May (nee Bechtel)

1918 - 2013. Passed away peacefully, in her sleep at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Thomas Inglis, her parents, Nelson and Martha (Snyder) Bechtel, her stepmother Margaret McTavish, her sister, Mary Alma (Charles) Goodrich, Dorothy (Merlin) Grove. Survived by her step-son, Ian (Christine) Inglis, step-daughter, Marlene (Thys) Kloostra and their children Michelle (Greg) Williams, Melanie (Jelani) Johnson, Aaron (Bea) Henry and Miranda Henry, five great-grandchildren, her sister, Ruth (John 2007) Hess and brother, George (Grace) Bechtel. Janet's first employment, was at Eaton's order office in Hespeler, Waterloo Chronicle, Waterloo and the Sudan Interior Mission, Toronto. This was followed by, twenty three years at the Golden Rule Bookstore (later Provident) and ten years at the Kitchener Public Library. For many years, Janet lived beside Victoria Park, where her shared apartment was the centre for numerous family dinners and picnics. In Belmore, where Tom and Janet lived in a home, Tom had built on an acreage planted with his pine trees, Janet continued to make new friends and to knit children's clothes for relatives and friends, plus pneumonia vests, for a leprosy mission in Africa. Tom and Janet took several trips in the eleven years they were married, including to the town of Kelso, Scotland, where Tom's forefathers came from. Janet was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Belmore, Ontario. Janet enjoyed living at Fairview Mennonite Home and was grateful for the care she received. Thank you to the care givers at Fairview for the excellent support. Janet's family, will receive family at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge on Saturday, March 2nd from 2 p.m., until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. Spring interment will be held at McIntosh Cemetery, Belmore.

Waterloo Region Record 28 Feb 2013 
Janet May Bechtel
 
3107 Jesse Bechtel

The death of Jesse Bechtel, occuried on Friday afternoon, at his late residence, at Hespeler, after an illness of about five weeks. Mr. Bechtel, who was born on the homestead where he died, was a member of Mennonite Warner's church. He has born, June 25, 1855 and was in his 77th year. His father, Solomon Bechtel was also born on the homestead and his mother, Hester Clemens was born in Waterloo Township. Mr. Jesse Bechtel's wife, Rebecca Cober, predeceased him 22 years ago. He is survived by one son, Nelson, at home, three sisters, Ada, at home, Mrs. Lovegrove, Galt, Mrs. Kinzie, Blair, two brothers, Albert and Noah, one sister, Mrs. Anson Groh, Wescott. The funeral was held Monday, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, to Warner's church. Interment was made at Warner's cemetery, Rev. Oscar Burkholder officiated.

The Waterloo Chronicle 12 Nov 1931 pg 8 
Jesse C. Bechtel
 
3108 WAGNER, Jessie (Bechtel)

Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Country Manor on Sunday December 22, 2013 at the age of 79. Loving wife of the late Charles Sr. Beloved mother of Charles Jr., James (Elsie), Jeffrey (Charlene). Cherished grandmother of Brian, Michael, Steven, Wesley, Aaron, Amy and Christopher and great grandmother of Mathew and Lily. Dear sister of Loreen Hubbard, Eileen Johnson and Herb Bechtel (Iris). Jessie will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Jessie was predeceased by her granddaughter Kelly and sisters Mildred, Hazel and Louise. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held in Cambridge on Saturday January 11th. As expressions of sympathy donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. 
Jessie Bechtel
 
3109 John Bechtel "died in infancy." John Bechtel
 
3110 John Bechtel "twin brother to Jacob, is engaged in farming and resides in North Dakota. He is married to Elizabeth Wanner."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John Bechtel
 
3111 John Bechtel "was married to Sarah, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Hembling) Woolner. She was born March 25th, 1828. They reside in northern Michigan where he is engaged in building and contracting. They had a family but none reside in this country."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John Bechtel
 
3112 BECHTEL, John E.

Suddenly at his residence, on Saturday, July 5, 1980, John Elton Bechtel, age 27 years of Route 1, Ayr. He was a member of the Wanner Mennonite Church. Paternal grandson of Milton Bechtel of Kitchener; beloved son of Elton Bechtel and the former Ruth Snyder of Route 32, Cambridge; dear brother of Louise at home, Mrs. Mark (Carol) Schwartz of Waterloo, Pauline of St. Anne, Man. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W.,Kitchener, after 7 p.m. today, until noon Wednesday, when removal will be made to the Wanner Mennonite Church, Beaverdale Road, for funeral service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Herbert Schultz officiating. Interment in Wanner Mennonite cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Jul 1980 
John Elton Bechtel
 
3113 BECHTEL, John E. -- Suddenly at his residence, on Saturday, July 5, 1980, John Elton Bechtel, age 27 years of Route 1, Ayr. He was a member of the Wanner Mennonite Church. Paternal grandson of Milton Bechtel of Kitchener; beloved son of Elton Bechtel and the former Ruth Snyder of Route 32, Cambridge; dear brother of Louise at home, Mrs. Mark (Carol) Schwartz of Waterloo, Pauline of St. Anne, Man. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W.,Kitchener, after 7 p.m. today, until noon Wednesday, when removal will be made to the Wanner Mennonite Church, Beaverdale Road, for funeral service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Herbert Schultz officiating. Interment in Wanner Mennonite cemetery.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Jul 1980 
John Elton Bechtel
 
3114 John Bechtel "seventh child of Jacob and Elizabeth Bechtel, was born at Blair, September 18th, 1806, and died August 25th, 1848. He was first married to Sallie, daughter of Henry Brower. She was born January 21st, 1809, and died August 2nd, 1842. After her decease he was married to Elizabeth Knechtel. Mr. John Bechtel resided at Blair where he was engaged in the mercantile and tanning business. He also had a farm which he managed in connection with his business. His family consisted of twelve children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John G. Bechtel
 
3115 apparently was living with John and Mary Unger. John George Bechtel
 
3116 John G. Bechtel "was born April 21st, 1845. He is a miller by trade and is married to Ellen Whittaker. They reside in Burford, Ontario, and have a family of seven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].


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JOHN G. BECHTEL, miller, Burford P.O. was born in Waterloo, Ont. April 1, 1846. His father John Bechtel, was a native of Pennsylvania State, and his mother Elizabeth Bechtel, was born and brought up in Canada. John G. Bechtel was married in 1871 to Ellen Whittaker, daughter of John and Elizabeth Whittaker, who were from Lincolnshire, England. The fruits of this union have been five children- Arthur B., Lestella E., Emma H., Charles L. and Lillian M. Mr. Bechtel at present owns the largest flour mill in Burford. The mill was erected in 1847 and has a capacity of 75 barrels per day. Having made milling his vocation, he has meet with very success.


Warner and Beers History of Brant County 1883 
John George Bechtel
 
3117 Artist Jack Bechtel Dies of Cancer at 43

Artist Jack Bechtel of Blair, 43, died today of cancer at St. Mary's Hospital after an illness of several months. Although his abstract paintings were frequently shown in exhibits through Ontario, he was also known to many art students for the numerous classes in painting he conducted.

He taught summer classes at the Doon School of Fine Arts from 1950 to 1964, and during the same period instructed adults in winter classes in Brantford, Delhi, Dundas, Guelph, Port Dover, Tillsonburg, Galt, Stratford, Ingersoll and Fort William - Port Arthur.

His best-known work in the Twin Cities is probably the Kitchener library mural, Enlightenment, which he completed in six months of night work in 1962. The 560-square foot mural depicts man's historical striving for knowledge.

His paintings have been included among exhibits by the Ontario Society of Artists, of which Mr. Bechtel was a member, and the Royal College of Art. They also appeared in gallery exhibits in Montreal, Toronto, Kingston, London, Ont., Hamilton, and smaller Ontario cities.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bechtel of Kitchener, he began painting when he was about 14, and spent his week-ends bicycling and skiing through rural areas of Waterloo County to sketch the scenes that were frequent subjects of his earlier, realist works.

After overseas service as an air gunner with the RCAF in the Second World War, he attended the Ontario College of Art for four years, followed by six months of study at the Instituto de San Miguel d'Allende in Mexico on scholarship.

He lived in Port Dover before returning to this area eight years ago to establish his home and studio in Blair. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bechtel is survived by his wife, the former Marion Morrow of London, Ont. whom he married in 1957; two daughters, Dawn Marie and Barbara Jane, at home; a brother, Willard (Bud) of Waterloo and a sister, Maxine of Kitchener.

A memorial tribute will be paid at the Doon School of Fine Arts on Friday at 8 p.m. Donations to the local unit of the Canadian Cancer Society will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Sep 1966

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JACK BECHTEL, 1923 1966

I record also the sad death in September, 1966, of John Bechtel, a victim of cancer at the age of forty two.

John Bechtel was born in Kitchener. He served for three years with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the war. On discharge he entered the Ontario College of Art, but his graduation was just the beginning of his growth and development as an artist.

After returning from a period of painting in Mexico, he joined the staff of the Doon School and began to show the unselfish dedication to painting and the teaching of young artists that won for him wide respect and many devoted students and friends.

Let me quote Alan Jarvis: "The first words which come to my mind when I hear the name 'John Bechtel' is integrity, integrity both as an artist and as a person. He was totally without guile or affectation, a dedicated and disciplined worker, without false modesty and with a sincere regard for his own gifts and how to use them".

He worked with York Wilson on the Imperial Oil mural and went on to paint many murals of his own in western Ontario, including, in 1962, the mural in the Kitchener Public Library.

Another friend wrote: "A child of the future visiting the library in Kitchener will be inspired and motivated by what Jack Bechtel is in his mural, not was. His contribution does exist, and we are indebted to an integrity which in our relations singles out Jack Bechtel as one of the very few".

Ontario Society of Artists President's Annual Report 1966

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Let me quote Alan Jarvis: "The first words which come to my mind when I hear the name 'John Bechtel' is integrity, integrity both as an artist and as a person. He was totally without guile or affectation, a dedicated and disciplined worker, without false modesty and with a sincere regard for his own gifts and how to use them". 
John Howard "Jack" Bechtel
 
3118 BECHTEL, John Irvin 1929-2007 '96It is with great sadness that the family of John (Jack) announce his passing at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on May 12, 2007 in his 78th year after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Survived by his wife Ella and children Don (Anne) of Alberta, David of Cambridge and Dale (Regula) of Switzerland. Grandpa will be missed by his 8 grandchildren-Kyle, Lara, David, Jessica, Rebecca, Bethana, Dylan, Zoe. Predeceased by his parents Ada and Irvin Bechtel. Much loved "Big Brother" to Marg (Emerson) Martin of Ariss, Bob (Bea) Bechtel of Cambridge, Harold (Donna) Bechtel of Cambridge, Ken (Audrey) Bechtel of Saskatchewan, Mary Ellen (and her late husband, Glen) Brown of Elora, Linda Bechtel of Cambridge. Lovingly missed by many nieces and nephews. John's family will receive friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Tuesday, May 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at Wanner Mennonite Church at 1:30 p.m. with interment to follow in Wanner Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Medical Day Care would be gratefully appreciated. A special thank you to Dr. Gowing and all the caring staff in Medical Day Care and on the 5th floor. Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-9366.

The Record 14 May 2007 
John Irvin "Jack" Bechtel
 
3119 John M. Bechtel "the youngest son of Joseph and Sarah (Miller) Bechtel, was born July 11th, 1866. He is married to Lizzie Stumpf. They have one child, a son named VIII Milton Arthur. they reside at home with his parents."
JOHN M. BECHTEL

Last surviving member of the Joseph B. Bechtel family of 10 children, John M. Bechtel of Bloomingdale, passed away today, at St. Mary’s Hospital, after a brief illness, in his 70 year. Mr. Bechtel, had farmed on the old Bechtel homestead, near Kossuth, for many years prior to 1919, when he moved to Bloomingdale, where he has lived ever since. He attended, Snyder Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale. Surviving are his wife and two sons, Milton A. Bechtel, Kossuth and Norman A. Bechtel, Cobalt, Ont. and 7 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Mrs. Mary Eby of this city, only last Monday. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon, from his late home, Bloomingdale, at 2 o’clock, to the Wanner Mennonite church near Hespeler, for servives at 3 p.m. Interment will take place, in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Howard Stevanus, Bloomingdale, will be in charge. The remains will be resting at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, until 3 o’clock, Saturday afternoon.

Kitchener Daily Record 6 Dec 1935 pg 17 
John M. Bechtel
 
3120 Joseph Bechtel "resides at Caledonia, Michigan."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Bechtel
 
3121 Joseph Bechtel "son of Martin Bechtel, a minister of the Mennonites, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1761. He was married March 5th, 1786, to Magdalena Allebach who was born September 21st, 1761, and died September 21st, 1837. They moved to Canada in 1802 and settled on the farm situated at the mouth of the Speed River where it meets with the Grand River. Here they resided many years. In 1804 he was ordained as a minister of the Mennonite body which position he held until his death which took place April 11th, 1838. They had a family of seven children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Preston (Bechtel or Hagey) Mennonite Church

The second meeting house in Waterloo County was built, probably in 1814, by John Erb, a wealthy miller of Preston. This brick meeting house served as a community church and was located "near Jacob Hagey's", which was on the road running from the top of the Kress Hill west and "adjoining the Kitchener Highway" (Witmer 1967:26). Another meeting house, known as the Union Meeting House, was built in the area around 1824. A meeting was held in the Union church on November 20, 1824 to commence recording the accounts of the congregation in Hagey's Deacon Book. The deed of land for the Union Meeting House and burial ground, which was for one acre of part Lot 22, Beasley's Broken Front, was transacted in 1835.

Hagey Meeting House was buiilt of red brick in 1842 on part Lot 23, just north of Preston on the west side of the Breslau Road, and slightly north of the Union Meeting House site. The deed, dated February 2, 1842, recorded the purchase of the land from John Hilborn and stressed that the property was to be for "the purpose of public worship by the Mennonist Society" (Witmer 1967:28). Joseph Bechtel was the first minister in the area, from 1804-1837; he was followed by David Sherk (1838-1843). Next came Joseph Hagey (1844-1877), who was ordained bishop in 1851, and then Jacob B. Gingrich from 1878 to 1901. Services were held every four weeks until 1890 when bi-weekly services were begun. A Sunday School was established in 1842 with the congregation of Wanner Meeting House near Hespeler, but it was discontinued because of a difference of opinion regarding the need for Sunday Schools. On April 26, 1891 a Sunday School was organized at Hagey's, with deacon Abraham Oberholtzer as superintendent. Five years later, on June 10, 1896, a Sunday School was organized at the Wanner church.

Major changes were made to the church building in 1927-1928 when the basement was excavated, new windows were installed and the roof was raised two feet. Fire on January 15, 1950 caused extensive damage to the interior and furnishings of the church. The building was completely renovated and also enlarged at the same time; dedication was on July 2, 1950. Another fire, on Feburary 19, 1953, completely destroyed the church. A congregational decision was made to build a new church, on Concession Road in Preston, and the cornerstone was laid on Thanksgiving Day, October 12, 1953. Official dedication services in the new Preston Mennonite Church were held on May 16, 1954. The building was enlarged in the summer of 1989.

Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. Joseph Bechtel
 
3122 Joseph Bechtel "youngest son of Rev. Joseph Bechtel, was born November 5th, 1805, and died September 13th, 1858. He was married to Mary Köler who was born March 14th, 1804, and died February 10th, 1892. they resided on the "Rev. Joseph Bechtel Farm" at Preston. They had a family of five children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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A-2-6 Joseph Bechtel Last Will and Testament of Joseph Bechtel, late of the village of Preston, who died on or about the 14th September 1858 at the Village of Preston, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at the Village of Preston. Administration of all and singular, the personal estate granted by Abram A. Erb of the Village of Preston, Merchant, and Henry Hagey of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, the Executors named in said Will….

This is the last Will and Testament of Joseph Bechtel of Preston, Yeoman. I will and desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executors…I give and devise unto my beloved wife Magdalena during the term of her natural life the homestead wherein I now dwell, being part of the broken front Lot number four in what is commonly called Richard Beasly's Lower Block of the Township of Waterloo, and which said lot is now within the boundaries of the Corporation of Preston. And I also give and devise unto my beloved wife all my farming stock, implements, as also my furniture or so much thereof as she may choose to keep, to hold to her during the term of her natural life, which said devices I give to her in lieu of Dower. And my will is further that upon the decease of my said wife, my Executors do sell my said homestead as also all the remainder of my other estate, both real and personal of what nature or kind so ever and to dispose thereof to the best advantage as they may think proper and divide the proceeds thereof unto and among my four children viz: Christian, Elizabeth, Samuel and Joseph in manner following, that is to say: the said Christian and Elizabeth shall receive one sixth of such proceeds each, and the said Samuel and Joseph shall receive one third of such proceeds each, provided always that if any of my sons shall not then have arrived at the age of maturity, his share shall be placed on interest until he has attained the age of maturity. And I give and bequeath all other my real and personal estate note herein before divided or bequeathed or not chosen, to be kept by my said wife as aforesaid, unto my Executors in trust to dispose therof to the best advantage and after paying all my jut debts, funeral and testamentary expenses in trust pay unto my said wife one third of the remainder and to divide the other two thirds of such remainder unto and among my said four children in the same manner and under the same proviso as heretofore mentioned for the division of that part of my estate. And in the event of such last mentioned other real and personal estate shall prove insufficient to pay my said just debts, funeral, and testamentary expenses my will then is that my Executors do sell and dispose of so much of my said homestead as will be ample and sufficient to make up the deficiency. And in the event of my said wife not desiring to remain on the said homestead or not desiring to farm the same or the whole of the same, that then in any or either of such cases my will is, that my Executors do dispose of the said homestead or so much thereof as my said wife does not desire to farm and the proceeds thereof, shall be placed and put on interest for the benefit and use of my said wife during the time of her natural life, and upon her decease be divided by my
Executors unto and among my said four children in the same manner and under the same proviso as heretofore mentioned for the division of my estate. And I hereby give and grant unto my Executors full power and authority to sell and dispose of any of my estate in manner aforesaid and to grant a Deed of Deeds of Conveyance for the same in as ample a manner as I myself could do were I living. And I also do allow my Executors to pay and reimburse themselves for any expenses, loss of time, or other disbursements, which they may be subject to in executing this my Last Will and Testament. And I nominate and appoint my friends Abram A. Erb of Preston, aforesaid Merchant, and Henry Hagey of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament….

Witnessed by Otto Klotz, Notary Public and Joseph Staller [possibly should be Stauffer]
Will dated 9th April 1858
Proved 18th Decedmber 1858
Died 14th September 1858
Inventory $470.00¢

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Joseph Bechtel
 
3123 The current building contains some original logs from the home. Rev. Joseph Bechtel
 
3124 Joseph B. Bechtel "the third child of Samuel Bechtel and his wife, Barbara Baumann, was born June 8th, 1824. On April 18th, 1848, he was married to Sarah Miller who was born November 28th, 1828. They reside on lot No. 88, German Company's Tract, Waterloo Township. They had a family of eleven children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph B. Bechtel
 
3125 Joseph Bechtel "was born in the same place as his brother William, in 1774, and died at old Daniel Stauffer's, near Strasburg, Ontario, in 1842. He was not married." Joseph B. Bechtel
 
3126 Joseph K. Bechtel "the youngest son, was born August 1st, 1850. He resides in Preston where he is chief engineer and fireman at Mr. P. E. Shantz's machine shops, and is married to Magdalena Kramer. Their family consists of two children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph K. Bechtel
 
3127 Joseph Bechtel "was born December 25th, 1837, and died March 7th, 1860. He was not married."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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"Bechtel: Of Consumption, in Waterloo, on the 7th inst., Joseph Bechtel, aged 22 years. the deceased was much admired and beloved for his many amiable and nobel qualites, and his death is deeply deplored by a large circle of friends."


The Berlin Telegraph 23 Mar 1860: 
Joseph S. Bechtel
 
3128 Joshua Bechtel "was born in Montgomery County in 1775. He resided near Pottstown, Pennsylvania, on the old "Bechtel Farm", and was married to Susannah Gabel* who was killed by lightning. Their family consisted of seven children, namely: V Mary, V Sarah, V Jesse, V Annie, V William, V Rebecca, and V Susannah, all of which reside in Pennsylvania save William and Rebecca, who reside in Kansas, and Susannah, who resided in California where she died some time ago."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].


*Sister to John Gabel's father who died at Nithburg, Perth County, in 1872. 
Joshua Bechtel
 
3129 Leah Bechtel "was born April 26th, 1844. She is married to Samuel Rennie. They reside in the township of Hay, Huron County, where he is engaged in a sawmill.


The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra E. Eby 
Leah Bechtel
 
3130 Leah Bechtel "was married to Valentine Adams, a farmer. They reside at Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Leah Bechtel
 
3131 Leah S. Bechtel "the second daughter of George B. Bechtel and his second wife, was born June 23rd, 1823. She is married to Christian Hallman, a retired farmer. They reside in Hanover, Grey County. Their family consists of eleven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Leah S. Bechtel
 
3132 Leah S. Bechtel "was born August 2nd, 1846. She was married to William Mulloy and resided on Third Line, Peel township, near Yatton P. O., where she died December 30th, 1870, leaving a family of four children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Leah S. Bechtel
 
3133 Passed away suddenly on Thursday March 19, 2009 at his residence Nithview Community, New Hamburg. Leonard was born 92 years ago in Waterloo Township, a son of the late Owen S. & Melissa (Knechtel) Bechtel. He had resided in New Hamburg and was formerly of Preston and Doon. A house builder at heart, Leonard owned and operated L.A. Bechtel Construction Ltd. for over 35 years, and was the founder of Preston Building Supplies. In his retirement, Leonard enjoyed farming, working in his shop and being a founding member of Wilmot Seniors Woodworking and Craft Shop. He was an active member of Preston Mennonite Church and Nith Valley Mennonite Church.

Beloved husband of the late Nora (Brubacher) Bechtel who predeceased him only three weeks ago on February 25, 2009. Loving father of David & Muriel Bechtel of Kitchener, Martha & John Wood of London, Norma & John Lichti of New Hamburg, Dorothy & Richard MacBride of Waterloo, Shirley & Darcy Snyder of New Hamburg. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren Greg Bechtel, Krista & Dave Alexander (Dylan & Sadie), John Wood (Meg), Lindsay & Brent Nevin (Ty), Chris & Kim Lichti (Abby & Garrett), Sarah Lichti, Jen & Josh Hiuser (Michaela, Kate & Maggie), Alisa & Ben MacBride-Smith, Jess & Neil Thier (Maya), Trevor Snyder & Julia Needham. Also remembered by brothers Clinton Bechtel, Eldon & Bertie Bechtel, Lloyd & Beatrice Bechtel, sisters Mary & Ken Willsie, Avon Brophy, Gladys & John Hunsberger, and by sisters-in-law Verna Staniek and Elaine Snider.

Leonard was predeceased by daughter Esther Bechtel (2006), grandson Richard Wood, great-grandson Connor Lichti, brother Delford & Pearl Bechtel, sisters Ruby Bechtel, Elsie & Edwin Eby, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Hilda Bechtel, Joe Brophy, Clarabel Brubacher (in infancy), Ella & Maurice Woolner, Ivan & Marie Brubacher, Fred Staniek, Clifford Snider and by Owen's second wife Margaret Bechtel.

Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Wednesday (please note date) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Thursday March 26, 2009 transfer will be made to Nith Valley Mennonite Church for the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Matthew & Hendrike Isert-Bender officiating. Reception to follow. Burial for both Leonard and Nora will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Nithview Community Mobility Bus Fund, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, or MennoHomes Inc.. On-line condolences and donation information are available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca 
Leonard Albert Bechtel
 
3134 Levi L. Bechtel "son of George B., and Esther (Livergood) Bechtel, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, April 2, 1809. He came to Canada with Jacob S. Shoemaker in 1826. He was a miller by trade. In December, 1831, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of old Jacob and Mary (Erb) Schneider. She was born at Bloomingdale, Ontario, December 6th, 1806, and is the only one of her father's family of ten children, living, and one of the first white children born in this township. She is still enjoying the best of health and works around the house like a young woman. Her mind and memory are yet as strong as ever. When the write paid her a visit, November 20th, 1894, she gave him the names of all her children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren, together with the dates of birth of each and dates of death of those who died; also gave him names of persons to whom each of her children and grand-children are married, and dates when such marriages took place. At present she has her home with her grand-daughter, Mrs. O. Wismer of Baden, Ontario. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm two miles north of Bloomingdale, now in possession of John S. Bowman, where he died December 7th, 1868. Their family consisted of eight children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Levi L. Bechtel
 
3135 Lovina Bechtel "is married to Adam Doerr, a retired farmer. At present they reside in the town of Berlin. They have had a family of twelve children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Death of Mrs. A. Doerr

The death took place on Tuesday at her home, 139 Wellington street, of Mrs. Adam Doerr. She had been a sufferer for the past 25 years with a complication of diseases. Three years ago she underwent an operation at the B. & W. Hospital, which proved beneficial for a time, but for the past three months she had been confined to her bed. For five weeks she had not been able to take any nourishment, and her strength gradually failed. She was conscious until the last. During the long hours of suffering Mrs. Doerr never complained, but bore her illness with patience and Christian fortitude. The deceased, whose maiden name was Lovina Bechtel, was born in Wilmot Tp., and has resided in Berlin for the past 14 years. She was 52 years, 4 months and 6 days of age. Exactly 34 years ago to the day of her death, she was married to Mr. Adam Doerr, who, with a family of 5 sons and 4 daughters, survive her. The funeral will be held on Friday, Jan. 1st, at 2 p.m., from her late residence, 139 Wellington street, to Trinity Methodist Church for service, and thence to the East End cemetery for burial. The services at the church will be in both English and German.

Berlin News Record, December 30, 1908 
Lovina Bechtel
 
3136 Lovina Bechtel "was born December 1st, 1860. She is married to Anson Groh. They reside on the old "Bear" farm between Preston and Hespeler. Their family consists of seven children".

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Groh. - Lovina Bechtel, beloved wife of Anson Groh, was born Dec. 1, 1860; died Aug. 15, 1932; aged 71 y. 8 m. 14 d. At the age of 21 she was married to Anson Groh, in the neighborhood of Preston, Ont., where she resided until her death. To this union were born 6 boys and 5 girls. One of the girls, Elsie, died at the age of 18 years, 18 years ago. The others are Herbert, Mabel, Melvin, Norman, Mrs. Mennon Snyder, Esther, Mrs. David Lehman, Oscar, Ivan, and Harold, lately ordained minister and Sup't. Of the Mennonite Mission, Toronto, Ont. There are also 26 grandchildren. Sister Groh has one brother living (Noah Bechtel of Blackie, Alta.), 1 sister and 3 brothers having preceded her in death. She became a Christian during the series of meetings conducted by Bro. J. S. Coffman of Elkhart, Ind., about 45 years ago. Of her 44 descendants, only one preceded her. All her children, we trust, are serving the Lord whom she loved. She expressed faith that it was well with her soul, and that the Lord would accompany her "through the valley of the shadow of death." She is survived by the families of seven Christian homes, besides the one in which she lived. On March 4, the family celebrated the 50th or golden wedding anniversary. Funeral services were held at the Warner Church, near Hespeler, Ont., conducted by S. F. Coffman and S . M. Kanagy. Text, II Cor. 5:11. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 26 - September 29, 1932 - page 559, 560. 
Lovina Bechtel
 
3137 Dettweiler, Lucinda, was born Feb. 1, 1893, in Wilmot Co., Ont.; died June 19, 1960, after a lengthy illness, at Breslau, Ont.; aged 67 y. 4 m. 18 d. She was married on Nov. 20, 1918, to Isaiah Dettweiler, who survives. Also Surviving are 4 sons and 4 daughters (Ruby and Norma, at home; Glen and Harold, of Breslau; Ward and Clarke of Preston; Margaret--Mrs. Laverne Good, Waterloo; and Mary--Mrs. John Sayer, Carstairs, Alta.), and 16 grandchildren. She was a member of the Cressman Church, where funeral services were held June 22, in charge of Carl J. Rudy

Gospel Herald, July 26, 1960, Vol. LIII, No. 29, page 655 656  
Lucinda Bechtel
 
3138 Lucinda Bechtel "born October 1st, 1855. She died young." Lucinda Bechtel
 
3139 Knechtel.- Sister Lydia, beloved wife of the late Solomon Knechtel and daughter of Noah Bechtel, was born May 1, 1861, and married to Solomon Knechtel Jan. 5, 1896. This union was blessed with 3 sons (Willie B., Harry B. and Edward B.). Willie died in infancy. Her husband died June 20, 1932. As a widow she lived with her son Edward and family for 5 years. She died May 20, 1937, and leaves 2 sons and 5 grandchildren; 2 brothers (Moses of Winnipeg, Noah of Waterloo); 2 sisters (Mrs. John Geiger, Pandora, Ohio; Mrs. Christian Snyder near Petersburg), and many friends and relatives. The funeral was held at the home of her son, Edward, Petersburg, Ont., and then to the Shantz Church for services conducted by Bro. Manassah Hallman and Orphen Wismer. She was a faithful member of the Shantz Church for many years and will be greatly missed in her home and in the Church. The last few months of her life she was a patient sufferer of complicated disease, but slipped peacefully away May 20 to her eternal rest. May God comfort the bereaved family, interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"'Tis hard to part with Mother dear,
No more to see, no more to hear;
But yet we're glad if God thought best
To end her troubles and give her rest."

Gospel Herald, June 10, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.11 
Lydia Bechtel
 
3140 Lydia Bechtel "is married to Charles Bower, a millwright. They reside in Dakota, U.S." Lydia Bechtel
 
3141 BRUBACHER, Mable Naomi 1916 - 2011 Passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011 at Columbia Forest in Waterloo. Mrs. Brubacher was a member of Erb St. Mennonite Church. Mother of Linda Hammer (Ross). Grandmother of Aleisha Weber (Jeff) of Innerkip and Shannon Hammer (Sheri) of Georgetown. Great-grandmother of Shanelle and Mitchell Weber and Chloe Hammer. Sister of Elmer Bechtel of Goshen, Indiana, Verna Bechtel of Kitchener, Florence (Donald) Moncur of Waterloo, Bernice Moncur of Tavistock and Beatrice Meirowski of Kitchener. Also survived by sisters-in-law Rose Bechtel of Waterloo and Doris Bechtel of Kitchener and brother-in-law Hubert Mellow of Ottawa. Predeceased by her parents Maryetta and Eden Bechtel, her husband Abram Brubacher, sister Vera Mellow, brothers Clayton and Willard Bechtel, brother-in-law Clayton Meirowski and also Marcel Reier. The Brubacher family will receive friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. Private family interment will take place at Erb St. Mennonite Cemetery on Friday. Following the interment, a memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 3 p.m. with Rev. Eleanor Epp-Stobbe officiating. Visitation and Reception will follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Condolences for the family and donations to the Arthritis Society may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Special thank you to Yvette Peters for her care and compassion of Mable and also to the staff at Columbia Forest.


The Waterloo Region Record 3 May 2011 
Mable Naomi Bechtel
 
3142 Magdalena Bechtel "daughter of IV Abraham Bechtel, was married to George Binkley. They resided near Dundas, Ontario. They had a family, but the names of the children have not been received." Magdalena Bechtel
 
3143 Magdalena Bechtel "is married to Tobias Gingerich. They reside near Wingham, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Magdalena Bechtel
 
3144 Magdalena Bechtel "is unmarried and resides in Berlin with Rev. Moses Erb." Magdalena Bechtel
 
3145 Magdalena Bechtel "the eleventh and youngest member of Jacob Bechtel's family, was born at Blair, April 2nd, 1815, and died September 11th, 1866. She was married to Tobias Kolb. They resided near Breslau, Ontario, where they had a family of eight children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Magdalena Bechtel
 
3146 Magdalena Bechtel "the fourth daughter in the family, was born February 19th, 1789. On February 7th, 1808, she was married to John Kraft who was born February 14th, 1771, and died April 9th, 1844. they resided near Bridgeport, Ontario, where she died November 17th, 1866. They had a family of four children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Magdalena Bechtel
 
3147 Magdalena Bechtel "was born October 11th, 1835. She was married to David Ernst, and died in 1868. They had a family of five children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Magdalena Bechtel
 
3148 Magdalena M Bechtel "was born October 21st, 1851. She is married to Jacob Schiedel of Breslau. They have a family of six children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Magdalena M. Bechtel
 
3149 BECHTEL, Margaret Agnes

Of 252 Anne Street, Cambridge Tuesday August 8th, 1989 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 72nd year. Beloved sister of Eleanor Bechtel of Cambridge. Predeceased by two brothers Franklin and Wilfred and one sister Anne Farrell. Miss Bechtel lived all her life in Cambridge. She was a clerk at Grandy’s Variety Store, member of St. Clement’s Church and C.W.L. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home 566 Queenston Road Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement’s Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, Friday at 10 a.m. Interment at St. Clement’s Cemetery, a rosary will be recited at the Funeral Home, Thursday at 7 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Aug 1989 pg A11 
Margaret Agnes Bechtel
 
3150 Maria Bechtel "was born May 19th, 1846. She was married to Aaron Honsberger and resided in Hespeler where she died August 13th, 1894"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Maria Bechtel
 
3151 Mary Bechtel "the second daughter, was born November 15th, 1788, and died June 6th, 1850. She was married to David Baumann who was born January 18th, 1787, and died November 22nd, 1850. They resided within the corporation of the town of Waterloo. The farm is now owned by Mr. Moore and is known as the "Hop" farm. They had a family of eight children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Maria "Mary" Bechtel
 
3152 Mary Bechtel "the eldest in the family, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 11th, 1782. She came to Canada when nineteen years of age and on July 6th, 1804, she was married to John, son of old Samuel Betzner. He was born May 7th, 1783, and died November 3rd, 1852. They resided on a farm opposite Doon. She died on September 22nd, 1843. They had a family of five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Sept 22, 1847, Maria Betzner, nee Bechtel, wife of Johann Betzner, Aged 65 y, 2 m.


Death Announcement - Deutsche Canadier, September 30, 1847 
Mary Bechtel
 
3153 Mary Bechtel "the eldest, is married to Christian Witmer, a contractor and builder. They reside in the township of Hay, Huron County."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Bechtel
 
3154 Mary Bechtel "was born March 29th, 1833. She is married to William Barlow, a book-keeper. They reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and have a family of five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Bechtel
 
3155 Mollie Bechtel "the eldest in family, was married to James Hilborn. They resided near Preston where she died."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Bechtel
 
3156 Polly Bechtel "is married to John Israel. They also reside in Muskoka, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming and lumbering. Family of several children."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Bechtel
 
3157 Witmer.-Mrs. J. W. Witmer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bechtel, was born near Hespeler, Ont.; passed to be with the Lord, after a serious operation at the Galt Hospital; aged 54 years. She was a member of Wanner's Mennonite Church, of which her husband is pastor. Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother (Nelson, of Hespeler) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Linda Lovegrove, of Galt, and Mrs. Edwin Kinzie, of Blair). She was known for her Christian dignity, high ideals of life, and deeply interest in the abiding things of life. She will be missed by her family, the church, and the community. Funeral services were held at the Wanner Mennonite Church, in charge of C. F. Derstine. Theme, "The Home-going of Believers." Text, 11 Cor. 5:8.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 32 - November 10, 1944, page 647 
Mary Adah "Ada" Bechtel
 
3158 GOODRICH, Mary Alma Passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on Friday, June 11, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Charles Samuel Goodrich and lovingly remembered by her sisters Janet (the late Tom) Inglis, Ruth (the late John) Hess, Dorothy (the late Merlin) Grove and brother George (Grace) Schott, and sister-in-law Helen Chandler, as well as nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Martha (nee Snyder) and Nelson Bechtel, and step-mother Margaret McTavish. Alma was an accomplished pianist and spent many years teaching piano at Three Hills Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta. She brought much pleasure playing for the Bible Study Group at the Preston School House apartments. Alma was a devout and active Christian who expressed her faith in many ways. She taught Bible School at Markstay in northern Ontario and a Voluntary Service assignment in Mathis, Texas helping Spanish children learn English. When Alma and Charles moved to Sacramento, California, she took a special course and worked as a librarian in the State Library. Alma's family will welcome friends at the Fairview Mennonite Home Auditorium, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Wednesday afternoon from 3-4 p.m. with a memorial service being held at 4 p.m. The interment service will take place privately at Wanner Mennonite Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Fairview Mennonite Home, or to a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lounsbury Funeral Home, Cambridge. We thank all the nurses and staff of the Long Term Care Unit and the Palliative Care people at Fairview Mennonite Home for their loving and compassionate care. Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-9366


The Waterloo Region Record 12 Jun 2010 
Mary Alma Bechtel
 
3159 GOODRICH, Mary Alma

Passed away peacefully, at Fairview Mennonite Home on Friday, June 11, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Charles Samuel Goodrich and lovingly remembered by her sisters; Janet (the late Tom) Inglis, Ruth (the late John) Hess, Dorothy (the late Merlin) Grove and brother, George (Grace) Schott and sister-in-law, Helen Chandler, as well as nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Martha (nee Snyder) and Nelson Bechtel and step-mother, Margaret McTavish. Alma was an accomplished pianist and spent many years teaching piano, at Three Hills Prairie Bible Institute, in Three Hills, Alberta. She brought much pleasure playing for the Bible Study Group at the Preston School House apartments. Alma was a devout and active Christian, who expressed her faith in many ways. She taught Bible School at Markstay, in northern Ontario and a Voluntary Service assignment in Mathis, Texas, helping Spanish children learn English. When Alma and Charles moved to Sacramento, California, she took a special course and worked as a librarian, in the State Library. Alma's family will welcome friends at the Fairview Mennonite Home Auditorium, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Wednesday afternoon, from 3-4 p.m., with a memorial service being held at 4 p.m. The interment service will take place privately at Wanner Mennonite Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 14 Jun 2010 
Mary Alma "Alma" Bechtel
 
3160 Mary M. Bechtel "was born December 30th, 1857. She is unmarried and resides at home with her parents."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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EBY. - Mary Bechtel was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Dec. 30, 1857; died in the Kitchener Waterloo Hospital Dec. 2, 1935; aged 77 y. 11 m. 2 d. On Oct. 6, 1896, she was united in marriage with David Eby, who predeceased her Oct. 10, 1921. There remain to mourn her departure, 1 step-son (Addison of Kitchener, Ont.), 3 step-daughters (Mrs. M. W. Thoman and Mrs. Isaac Martin, Kitchener, Ont., and Mrs. Leo Myers, Wauseon, Ohio), also 6 grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church 53 years ago, and remained a faithful member until the Lord took her home. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 from the home of Mrs. M. W. Thoman and at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Ministers in charge, E. Becker and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Rev. 2:10.


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 38 - Dec 19, 1935, pp. 814, 815 
Mary M. Bechtel
 
3161 Mary S. Bechtel "was born September 12th, 1833. On May 15th, 1855, she was married to Joseph Ernst. He was born June 10th, 1831. They reside in Wellesley Township, near Heidelberg, and have a family of five children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary S. Bechtel
 
3162 Mr. Menno Bechtel, for many years proprietor of the Wellesley saw and planning mills, and well known here, died suddenly in Hamilton last Friday. He had been living in Baden for some time past, and his health was quite poor all summer, his mine being affected. It finally became necessary to send him to Hamilton for treatment, but a day to two after arriving there became much worse and passed away. Quite a number from this neighborhood drove to Baden on Monday afternoon to attend the funeral, the remains being interred in the Upper Street Mennonite Cemetery.

Wellesley Maple Leaf Sep 25 1902 pg 3

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website.

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The Wellesley Saw and Planing Mills have been established six years, and employ four or five hands in the manufacture of lumber, heading, cheese boxes, butter tubs &c.

"Waterloo County Gazetteer and Directory for 1884-1885" 
Menno Bechtel
 
3163 Mervin Bechtel - Mervin Bechtel, 68, New Dundee, died early today at his residence following a lengthy illness. Born in Wilmot Township, Aug. 22, 1884, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Bechtel. He is survived by his wife, the former Adelia Brighton. He also leaves three sons and two daughters, Wilbert, Percy and George; Mrs. Harold (Ruby) Poth and Mrs. Stuart (Doris) Rosenberger, also of New Dundee; one brother, Gilbert of Seaforth, and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home to Union Cemetery, New Dundee. Rev. Percy Buck, Toronto, will conduct the services. The body is at the funeral home.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Mervin Bechtel
 
3164 BECHTEL, Milton Arthur - At his home. in Kitchener on Sunday, Feb. 20,1983, in his 91st year, born in Waterloo township October 31.1892. He was the elder son of the late John and Elizabeth (Stumpf) Bechtel. Predeceased by his wife, the former Elizabeth Ziegler (Bechtel), December 1972, a daughter. Hilda May in infancy; a grandson, John and one brother. Norman. Surviving are four sons, Elton, Orville and Lester, all of RR 32, Cambridge and Roy of Winnipeg, Man. Eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Bechtel remained a member of Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge a. attended First Mennonite Church. Kitchener; he was an active participant in the Men's Bible Class at First Mennonite Church. Fnends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener after 7 p.m. today. until noon Wednesday, when removal will be made to Wanner Mennonite Church, Beaverdale Road. Cambridge, for funeral service at 2,0 p.m.. with Rev. Paul Martin and Rev. Glenn Brubacher officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Feb 1983 
Milton Arthur Bechtel
 
3165 Milton S. Bechtel "was born April 10th, 1865. He is a veterinary surgeon and has his office in the town of Waterloo. He is not married."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Milton T. Bechtel

The death occurred on Tuesday, May 18, following an operation of Milton Tilt Bechtel V. S., aged 61 years, a well-known and prominent citizen of Elmira. The late Dr. Bechtel was born at Blair on April 11, 1865 and was educated at the Waterloo schools. Graduating from the Ontario School of Veterinary Science in 1889, he first practised at Heidelberg, Hanover and Dungannon before locating at Elmira in 1902 where he practised for 24 years.

He was married in 1898 to Carrie Whyard of Dungannon who died in 1909. He is survived by his wife Mary Diebel to whom he was married in 1910; three children, Marion at Waterloo, John and Edith at home; five sisters and two brothers, namely, Mrs. Alexander Bates of Burlington, Mrs. William McBain of Mountain View, Cal., Miss Eloine Bechtel of Waterloo, Mrs. R. O. Dobbin, Waterloo, Mrs. Carrie R. Ratz of Toronto, Byron E., Waterloo, and Wilson B. Kitchener.

The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. C. Cole, pastor of the United Church.


Elmira Signet 20 May 1926 
Dr. Milton Tilt Bechtel
 
3166 Meranda Bechtel "was born April 11th, 1850. She is married to Alexander C. Biggs. They reside at Burlington, Ontario, where he is engaged in the insurance business."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Miranda Bechtel
 
3167 Moses Bechtel "resides at Caledonia, Kenty County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Eliz Detweiler."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Buried in the Old Blair Cemetery is the following:
Dughters (sic) of
Moses & Elizabeth Bechtel
Amanda
born 19 Sept. 1851 died 11 Oct. 1856
Jane
born 23 July 185(3)
died 18 August 1859

These are probably daughters, but as yet unproven. 
Moses Bechtel
 
3168 Moses Bechtel "was born February 23rd, 1848. He resides at Plum Coulee, Manitoba, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Philippina Neuert. No family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Moses Bechtel
 
3169 Bechtel. - Moses, son of Noah and the late Mary (Snyder) Bechtel, was born at Baden, Ont., April 18, 1883; passed away at his home, near Kitchener, Ont., after a lengthy illness; aged 64 y. 8 m. 30 d. On Feb. 23, 1916, he was married to Alberta Knechtel, who predeceased him on Sept. 4, 1942. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons (Reta, Clarence, Ruth, Willis, and Clare, Kitchener, Ont.), 5 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Knarr, Kitchener; Mrs. Isaiah Dettweiler, Breslau, Ont.; Mrs. John Shantz, Breslau, Ont.; Mrs. Alvin Lugibihl, Pandora, Ohio; Mrs. Roy Snyder, Bloomingdale, Ont.), 2 brothers (Owen and Eden, both of Kitchener), and his aged father. In 1914 he confessed Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the home, Jan. 20, by Manasseh Hallman and at the Latschar Church by Osiah Horst. Text: Heb. 4:9. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLI, Number 8 - February 24, 1948, page 191 
Moses S. Bechtel
 
3170 Moses M. Bechtel "was born January 8th, 1856. He is married to Margaret Strome. They have one child named Eva." Moses M. Bechtel
 
3171 BOWMAN, Muriel - Passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Muriel resided at Meneset Adult Community, R.R. 5, Goderich and was formerly of New Hamburg. She was born 66 years ago in Wilmot Township and was the daughter of the late Delfred and Pearl (Snyder) Bechtel. Beloved wife of Marvin Bowman whom she married March 5, 1960. Dear mother of Tim Bowman of Cambridge, Shelly Diebold and Wendy and husband Ken Krieck, all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by her grandson, Dallas. Also remembered by her brothers and sisters, Gerald and Sheila Bechtel of Elmira, Nancy Schwartzentruber of Baden, Brenda Neave and Gary Janes of Cambridge, Bev and Harold Subject of Brussels, Darlene Wegford of Baden and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lorne and Ruth Bowman of Kitchener, Leonard and Dorothy Bowman of Florida and Dorothy and Ralph Rogers of Goderich. Muriel was predeceased by brother-in-law, Jake Schwartzentruber. Muriel was a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg and also the Ladies of the Lake Red Hat Society. Muriel and Marvin spent their winters at Holiday Condo in Fort Myers, Florida. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will take place at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Friday, July 25, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The memorial service to celebrate Muriel's life will be announced in Thursday's edition of the Record. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Freeport Health Centre Palliative Care Unit.

Waterloo Region Record 23 Jul 2008 
Muriel Aleen Bechtel
 
3172 Lived with Jacob Bowman and family. Nancy Bechtel
 
3173 Nancy Bechtel "is married to Albert Kaufman, a button turner. They reside in the town of Berlin. They have a family of six children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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MRS. ALBERT KAUFMAN.

Mrs. Albert Kaufman died at her home. No. 1805 Portage Road yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Kaufman had been suffering from a complication of diseases for a number of years and has been confined to her bed for the last week and a half. Her condition steadily became worse until finally yesterday she succumbed. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter Edna, and six sons, Ray and Karl of this city, Alvin, Leslie and Roy of Berlin, Ontario, and Wilfred of Toronto. Ontario. The funeral will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Crocker will officiate.

Niagara Falls Gazette (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) Jan 10, 1913 
Nancy Bechtel
 
3174 Nancy Bechtel "the eighth member of Jacob and Elizabeth (Gabel) Bechtel's family, was married to Rev. John Baumann. They resided on the west side of the "Toll Bridge" where they had a family of two children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

Nancy's tombstone has her name as Oberholtzer. 
Nancy Bechtel
 
3175 Nancy Bechtel "the second in the family, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, January 5th, 1784. She came to Canada with her parents in 1801, and was married to Samuel, son of David Eschelman. He was born August 5th, 1784, and died October 13th, 1870. They resided near Blair, on the farm still known as the "Eschelman" farm, where she died January 23rd, 1863. they had a family of three children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nancy Bechtel
 
3176 Nancy Bechtel "the youngest in family, is married to William Sharpe. They also reside in Buffalo, New York, where he is engaged in business. Have a family of several children." Nancy Bechtel
 
3177 BECHTEL, Nelson

20 Sunset Ave., Galt, March 20, Boca Raton,Fla., 81 years.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Mar 1968 pg 25

 
Nelson Bechtel
 
3178 Snyder, Nettie Bechtel, daughter of Noah and Mary Bechtel, was born in Mannheim, Ont., Apr. 20, 1901; died of cancer at Stratford (Ont.) Hospital on Sept, 27, 1986; aged 85 y. In 1943, she was married to Roy Snyder,who died in 1971. Surviving are one stepson (Lorne Snyder), 2 stepdaughters (Adeline Schiedel and Lucinda Wyse), 9 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren, and one sister (Edna Lugibihl). She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters. She was a member of Riverdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 4, in charge of Glenn Zehr and David K. Jantzi; interment in Bloomingdale Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 79, Number 45 - November 11, 1986 - p. 778 
Nettie Bechtel
 
3179 Noah Bechtel "is also engaged in farming. He is married to Veronica Witmer. They reside in Michigan." Noah Bechtel
 
3180 IN FRONT: Nettie MIDDLE ROW: Owen, MARY ANN, Millen, Ida, NOAH C., Edna. REAR: Elizabeth "Lizzie" May, Eden, Moses, Sarah Ann, LucindaThis photo was taken between November 23 and November 27th, 1912. The family was in mourning for the death of son, and brother Herbert. Noah C. Bechtel
 
3181 Noah Bechtel "was born November 20th, 1856. He resides on a farm (formerly possessed by Benjamin Godbold) about three miles west of Berlin, and is married to Mary Snyder. Their family consists of six children".

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Bechtel, Noah C., son of the late Noah and Veronica (Christner) Bechtel, was born in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., on Nov. 20, 1856; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Nov. 11, 1951; aged 94 y. 11 m. 21 d. On March 7, 1882, he was married to Mary Ann Snyder. In their youth they joined the Latschar Mennonite Church at Manheim, Ont. Mr. Bechtel served his Lord for 81 years. His wife and 3 children (Moses, Herbert, and Elizabeth May) predeceased him. Surviving are 5 daughters (Sarah Ann-Mrs. William Knarr, Kitchener, Ont.; Lucinda-Mrs. Isaiah Detweiler and Ida-Mrs. John Shantz, both of Breslau, Ont.; Edna-Mrs. Alvin Lugibihl, Pandora, Ohio; and Nettie-Mrs. Roy Snyder, Millbank, Ont.), 2 sons (Eden and Owen of Kitchener, Ont.), 46 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Nov. 14 from his late home near Kitchener, Ont., by Manasseh Hallman, and at the Latschar Church by Oscar Burkholder and Osiah Horst. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLV, Number 10 - March 4, 1952 --- page 238 
Noah C. Bechtel
 
3182 Noah C. Bechtel "was born September 7th, 1865. He is home yet and unmarried."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Bechtel. - Noah, son of Solomon and Mary (Clements) Bechtel, was born at Hespeler, Ont., Sept. 7, 1865; died at the High River Hospital, April 17, 1942; aged 76 y. 7 m. 10 d. He was married to Hannah Woolner in March, 1896, who preceded him in death in 1907. He came West in 1911 and bought a farm near the present hamlet of Herronton, Alta. In 1917 he was married to Mrs. C. W. Fox, and together they occupied this farm until the present time. On coming to Alberta he cast his lot with the Mount View congregation, High River, and was a faithful member until death. He leaves to mourn, his companion, 3 sons of Alberta, and 1 in Ontario. Funeral services were in charge of Isaac Miller. Text, I Pet. 1:24. Burial in the Mount View Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 6 - May 7, 1942 - pages 126,127  
Noah C. Bechtel
 
3183 Noah J. Bechtel "died of typhoid fever in Indiana, aged about eighteen years." Noah J. Bechtel
 
3184 Noah S. Bechtel "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, September 22nd, 1818. On March 13th, 1841, he was married to Veronica, daughter of John and Maria (Luckebihl) Christner. She was born in Upper Alsace, Germany, September 28th, 1820. Shortly after their marriage they moved on a farm a few miles north-west of St. Agatha, Wilmot Township, where they resided until 1869 when they moved about three miles south-west of New Hamburg, on lot No. 25, Block A, where they still reside. They had a family of eleven children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Noah S. Bechtel
 
3185 Ova Bechtel "is married to Isaiah Snyder. They reside near Centreville where he is engaged in farming."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Orienta Estella "Orie" Bechtel
 
3186 Mordina Bechtel "is at home with her parents. Unmarried." Orinda Bechtel
 
3187 Orton S. Bechtel, 72-year-old dean of funeral directors in the Twin Cities, died today at K-W Hospital. During his 56 years in the business, Mr. Bechtel directed the funerals of more than 10,000 people. He was the owner of the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 1967 and served as its president until 1970, although he continued to be associated with the funeral home on a part-time basis. Mr. Bechtel started his business as the O. S. Bechtel Funeral Home in 1925 on Queen Street South in a building which later housed a bake shop and restaurant. This building was torn down to make way for the extension of Charles Street some years ago. In 1928, Edward E. Ratz, then mayor of Kitchener, joined the firm as a partner and the name was changed to Ratz-Bechtel Ltd. In 1930 the business was moved to larger quarters at 178 Queen St. S., Kitchener now occupied by the Gruhn Funeral Home. In 1949, the business was moved to its present location, 621 King St. W., formerly the home of Kitchener industrialist A. R. Kaufman. A strong dislike for dust in his father's Baden flour mill prompted the 16-year-old Bechtel to give what was then called the "undertaking" business a try. His first job was as helper at Werlich's furniture store and funeral parlor in Preston. His duties included grooming the horses which pulled old-fashioned hearses and hacks, delivering furniture and generally assisting James Wright, the funeral director. After a short apprenticeship and working a year for A. G. Schreiter, a Kitchener funeral director, Mr. Bechtel left for Toronto where he alternately worked for funeral homes and attended embalming school for six years before returning to Kitchener. Funeral directors and their assistants in those days wore tall silk hats, long tails and black gloves. The last time he wore "those fancy clothes" was in 1922 as a professional pallbearer for Sir John Eaton. In a 1967 interview, Mr. Bechtel recalled that roads were bad in the 1920s, especially the country roads in winter. "I remember many a time I would have to hitch a horse and use a cutter to go and pick up a body. Sometimes the harness broke and I would nearly freeze to death trying to fix it." Mr. Bechtel once said that funeral homes have done much to relieve families of unnecessary strain in times of grief. "Today we dress normally, talk normally and no longer have gloomy atmospheres in funeral homes. All this helps put families at ease during periods of stress. Mr. Bechtel lived at 701 Avondale Ave., Kitchener, and is survived by his wife, three daughters, two brothers, a sister and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted in Kitchener on Sunday at 2 p.m


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Dec 1974

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Bechtel, Orton S. - At the K-W Hospital on Friday Dec. 27, 1974, Orton Shirk Bechtel of 701 Avondale Ave., Kitchener, aged 72 years. Mr. Bechtel was born in Baden; a son of the late Gideon Bechtel and the former Emma Shirk; a life-long resident of the Twin City area and a member of Zion United Church. (Mr. Bechtel founded the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home in 1925 and continued its operation until 1967.) Husband of Adelyn M. Wright; father of Joan (Mrs. Douglas O. Hallman), Mrs. Ruth Thompson and Norma Bechtel, all of Kitchener; brother of Edna (Mrs. Clifford Mills) of Chesley, Laroyd S. Bechtel of Waterloo (Bridgeport) and Clayton P. Bechtel of Kitchener; seven grandchildren also survive; Mr. Bechtel was predeceased by two sisters, Irene and Alice (Mrs. Harry Ashcroft). Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener after 10 a.m. on Saturday, funeral and committal service in the chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. F. J. Roberts officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Woodland Cemetery. 
Orton S. Bechtel
 
3188 Owen Bechtel. Owen S. Bechtel of RR 2, Kitchener, died today at the K-W Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 80. Born in Wilmot Township, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah Bechtel, he farmed in the township until his retirement in 1952. He was a member of Mannheim Mennonite Church. His first wife, the former Melissa Knechtel, died in 1936. Survivors include his second wife, the former Margaret Gingerich; five sons, Clinton of Kitchener, Leonard of Doon, Delfred of Baden, Eldon of Preston, and Lloyd of Doon; three daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Elsie) Eby, Petersburg, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary June) Willsie, Kitchener and Mrs. David (Avon) Burkholder, Edmonton; a brother Eden, Kitchener; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Knarr, Preston, Mrs. John (Ida) Shantz, Breslau, Mrs. Edna Lugibihl, Pandora, Ohio, and Mrs. Roy (Nettie) Snider, Milverton; 27 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Ruby, in 1939 and by two sisters and two brothers. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home from noon Friday until noon Saturday. The service will be conducted at the Mannheim Mennonite Church at 3 p.m. Saturday by Rev. Gordon Bauman. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Mennonite Mission Board will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 May 1969 
Owen S. Bechtel
 
3189 BECHTEL, Percy At St. Mary's Hospital, on Thursday, Jan. 8, 1976, after a brief illness, Percy Bechtel, age 60 years, of 21 Ruby St., Kitchener. Husband of Ruth Timm; father of Terry and Lori, both of Kitchener and Wendy (Mrs. Bruce Rochford) of Broadhagen; brother of Wilbert (Butch), George, Ruby (Mrs. Harold Poth), all of New Dundee; grandfather of Trevor and Karen Bechtel; predeceased by his parents, Mervin Bechtel and Adelia Brighton. He was an employee of J. M. Schneider Ltd. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after Friday noon, Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel chapel, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Interment Memory Gardens. Rev. Robert Wilkins will officiate. Percy Bechtel
 
3190 JONES, Priscilla - It is with great sadness, the family of Priscilla (Toddy) Jones announce her passing, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, April 11, 2008, in her 90th year. Beloved and devoted mother of Todd and Pat Jones, Jeffrey and Elizabeth Jones and Janet Finlay. Special grandmother to Jennifer (Casey), Jarron (Gayle), Geoff (Shann), Jordan (Melinda), Scott and Julia. Her greatest joy in the past year was the birth of her two new great-grandsons, Jaxton and Carter. She was predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn and Mable and brother, Clare. Survived by her sisters, Meadie and Gerine, and many nieces and nephews. Some of her favorite hobbies were researching the Bechtel family history and scrapbooking for her grandchildren, passing down many wonderful memories. Toddy delighted in family gatherings and always enjoyed visiting with everyone. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that you spend time with your family or donate to the Medical Day Care at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service celebrating Toddy's life will take place on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Reception to follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Private interment at First Mennonite Cemetery.


The Waterloo Region Record 14 Apr 2008 
Priscilla Bechtel
 
3191 Rachel Bechtel "was born March 5th, 1837, and died October 3rd, 1870. She was married to Abraham Detweiler who now resides in Berlin. They had a family of three children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rachel Bechtel
 
3192 Lived with John Detweiler. Rebecca Bechtel
 
3193 Rebecca Bechtel "is married to Grover Myron. They reside in Buffalo, New York, where he is engaged in manufacturing. They have a small family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rebecca Bechtel
 
3194 Rebecca Bechtel "was born February 19th, 1841. She is married to John Gettman, a laborer. They have a family of eleven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rebecca Bechtel
 
3195 Reta Bechtel, 1917-2008, passed away, at Heritage House in St. Jacobs, on Sunday, October 12, 2008, at the age of 91 years. Dear sister of Ruth Gentle of Kitchener and Clarene Martin of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, Audrey Shaw, Donna Shaw, Heather Ogram and nephews, Greg Gentle and Darrel Martin. Great-aunt of Wade, Erica, Lindsay, Dylan and Jeffery. Predeceased by brothers, Willis Bechtel and his wife Marilyn, Clare Bechtel, and brothers-in-law, Howard Martin and Derek Gentle. Reta retired from St. Mary's General Hospital, where she worked in the Dietary Department for 25 years. Reta was also well known for her specialty coffee cakes. She was a member of First Mennonite Church in Kitchener. Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow the service. Interment in Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery. Donations in Reta's memory may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and can be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Reta, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home. Reta Bechtel
 
3196 Roxy Ann Bechtel "was born December 11th, 1855. She is married to Homer Watson, an artist. they reside at Doon, Ontario."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Roxanna "Roxa" Bechtel
 
3197 POTH, (Bechtel), Ruby Catherine - Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 24, 2003. Ruby was a lifelong resident of New Dundee, where she was born August 7, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Mervin and Adeila (Brighton) Bechtel. Beloved wife of the late Harold Poth, who predeceased her in 1985. Loving mother of Richard and Joyce Poth of Milton Don and Beth Poth of New Dundee. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Brian of Toronto, Cheryl of Kingston, Andrea of Milton, Julie and husband Kevin Dopko and their son Nathan of Kitchener and Amy and husband Elliot Fung of New Dundee. Also missed by her brother Wilbert (Butch) Bechtel of New Dundee, sisters-in-law Ruth Bechtel, Gertrude Bechtel, both of Cambridge and bother-in-law Glen and Elaine Poth of Waterloo and a number of nieces and nephews. Ruby was predeceased by brothers Percy, George (Joe), and sister Doris and Stuart Rosenberger. Ruby was a lifelong faithful member of New Dundee Baptist Church where she served as Clerk for 40 years and was also a Dominion Life Member of the Baptist Women's Missionary Society. She has had a keen interest in the children of the church and community. The joy of her life was serving her Lord in her church and her family. She will be deeply missed by her family, her friends, her church and her neighbours. Family and friends will be received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron New Hamburg, tonight (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Monday, October 27, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Paul Kowtecky to officiate. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery, New Dundee.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Ruby Catherine Bechtel
 
3198 Bechtel, Ruby Viola - Eldest daughter of Owen and Melissa (Knechtel) Bechtel, was born March 28, 1915, died at the home of her parents in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 25, 1939; aged 24 y. 8 m. 27 d. Her mother preceded her in death April 12, 1936. In her early teens she gave her heart to the Lord and joined the Latschar Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until her passing. On her death-bed she gave a very bright testimony of her faith in Christ, and she had a triumphant home-going. She is survived by her grandfather (Noah Bechtel), her father and stepmother, 1 sister (Elsie, at home), 5 brothers (Leonard and Delfred of Cochran, Ont.; Clinton, Eldon, and Lloyd, at home), and a stepsister (Gladys Gingerich). Funeral services were held from her home, and then at the Latschar Mennonite Church, in charge of ministers Leslie Witmer, Lorne Schmitt, and M. S. Hallman. Text, John 11:25,26. Remains laid to rest in cemetery adjoining the church.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Ruby Viola Bechtel
 
3199 Rudolph Bechtel "second son of George B. and Mary (Shoemaker) Bechtel, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 29th, 1819. He was married to Magdalena, daughter of John and Martha (Saltzburger) Jones. She was born August 16th, 1821, and had her home with her daughter Lovina (Mrs. Adam Doerr) in Wilmot Township, where she died June 5th, 1886. Soon after their marriage they moved on their farm, being composed of lot No. 9, block B, Wilmot Township, about two and one-half miles north-west of St. Agatha. Here they resided until his death which took place July 2nd, 1862. They had a family of eleven children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rudolph Bechtel
 
3200 GENTLE, Ruth (nee Bechtel) Ruth passed away suddenly but peacefully with family at her side, at Barnswallow Place in Elmira on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the age of 91. Ruth is survived by her son Greg Gentle and his wife Lia, daughter Heather Ogram and her husband Brian. Grandmother of Bradley, Wade and Erica. Ruth is also remembered by Avon Brophy as she had played an influential role in Avon's life. Predeceased by her infant son Wade, infant daughter Valerie, husband Derek William Gentle in 1988, brothers Willis and Clare, and sisters Reta Bechtel and Clarene Martin. Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, May 12th from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and on Friday, May 13th from 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Das Sydney officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens, Breslau and a reception will be held afterwards in the funeral home's Fireside Room. Condolences for the family and memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Ruth Bechtel
 
3201 Sallie Bechtel "the seventh and youngest daughter of old George Bechtel was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, January 24th, 1795, and came to Canada with her parents in 1801. She was married to George Reynolds who was born September 16th, 1794, and died December 26th, 1866. they resided in Wilmot Township, several miles from New Dundee, where he was engaged in farming. In their old age they moved to Washington, Oxford County, where they both died. She died July 24th, 1873. They had a family of seven children, namely: VI Nancy (dead), was married to J. Hilborn; VI Aaron, married to Magdalena Latschaw, resides at Lake View, Kent County, Michigan; VI Moses, died young; VI John, died in the Union Army during the civil was of the United States; VI Eliza, married to Abraham Stauffer; VI Alfred, died young; and Vi Nelson.


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sallie Bechtel
 
3202 Saloma Bechtel "is home and unmarried." Saloma Bechtel
 
3203 Samuel Bechtel "is married to Cate Herber. They reside at Shakespeare, Ontario, where he is engaged in contracting and building. They have a family of ten children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Samuel Bechtel
 
3204 Samuel Bechtel "son of Joseph and Magdalena (Allenbach) Bechtel, was born January 24th, 1791, and died February 21st, 1861. He was married to Barbara, daughter of Wendel and Mary (Huber) Baumann. She was born January 17th, 1799. They resided on the farm now occupied by their son Solomon, situated in the township of Waterloo, near Hespeler. Their family consisted of seven children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

________________________

Wanner Mennonite Church
Begun: 1829

A small wooden meeting house was built in 1829 on a corner of the farm belonging to Samuel Bechtel which was located in the vicinity of the present-day regional headquarters of the Ministry of Natural Resources near the intersection of Highways 24 and 401. The site for this community meeting house, as well as a school and a burial ground, had been chosen on August 8, 1829. The land was donated by Samuel Bechtel and his wife Barbara (Baumann) on March 15, 1830. A new meeting house, of white brick, was built in 1837 on the east side of Henry Wanner's farm, somewhat north of the first meeting house. Meetings at first were held every eight weeks. The deed of land for the meeting house known as Wanner's was dated October 15, 1837. Early preachers were David Sherk, who had been ordained by Benjamin Eby in July 1837, Jacob Bretz, Jr., and Joseph Hagey.

Joseph Hagey was ordained bishop in 1851. During his time divisions occurred in the church by a surge of enthusiasm for a Methodist form of revivalism. Solomon Eby of Port Elgin, who announced his own conversion in December 1869, was leader of a group which believed that members could be converted through participation in revival meetings. John Baer of Wanner's became associated with Solomon Eby, and was compelled to leave the church in the spring of 1874, as were Eby and his other followers. The new church movement resulted in organization conferences which culminated in the conference on March 23, 1875 at Bloomingdale where New Mennonites and Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together as United Mennonites. The United Mennonites favored revival meetings, Sunday Schools and prayer meetings, and were opposed to the use of alcohol and tobacco.

The date of construction of the meeting house which replaced the one built in 1837 is somewhat in doubt. It is possible that a new building was erected in the early 1870s; it is also possible that the 1837 building only underwent extensive renovations at that time. There is no doubt, however, that a new brown brick church was built in 1938. An education wing was added in 1969.

The earliest Mennonite Sunday School in North America was begun in 1842 and was held jointly by the Wanner and Hagey Meeting Houses. It was discontinued after a short time because of a division of opinion within the congregations. An attempt was made later, in the mid-1860s, to begin another Sunday School, but this, too, did not last long. Many years later, on June 10, 1896, a meeting was held to organize a Sunday School. Anson Groh was appointed superintendent..


Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900
By Rosemary Ambrose 
Samuel Bechtel
 
3205 Hespeler - A most melancholy suicide occurred near here early on Thursday morning. The victim is a young, man, named Samuel Bechtel, aged about twenty-seven. The deed was a most determined one, as he not only cut his throat entirely across, but also inflicted several horrible gashes on his forehead with an axe. When found a few minutes after committing the act he could no longer speak, and soon after breathed his last. On Wednesday morning he was caught in an attempt at hanging. After that he was closely watched, but managed to escape notice long enough to do away with himself.

1aMontreal Daily Witness 5 Dec 1879 
Samuel C. Bechtel
 
3206 Samuel Bechtel "was born April 2nd, 1839. He was engaged as a farmer and resided on the old "Joseph Bechtel" homestead near Preston where he died, unmarried, July 11th, 1869."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Samuel Christian Bechtel
 
3207 Sarah Bechtel "is married to John Richert. They reside near Mannheim, Waterloo County. They have had a family of eight children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Bechtel
 
3208 Sarah Bechtel "was born March 29th, 1835. She is married to George Thompson, a notary public. They also reside at Grand Rapids, Michigan, and have four children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Bechtel
 
3209 Sarah was recorded with the Jacob Bricker family when the census was taken. It listed her as living in Dumfries. Sarah Bechtel
 
3210 Knarr, Sarah, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Dec. 21, 1884; died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on May 6, 1980; aged 95 y. In 1914 she was married to Elias Snider, who died in 1930. In 1943 she was married to William Knarr, who died in 1946. Surviving are 6 daughters (Edna-Mrs. Lincoln Witmer, Rheta Witmer, Elva-Mrs. David Horst, Olive-Mrs. Raymond Good, Alice-Mrs. Curtis Brubacher, and Naomi-Mrs. Clayton Sauder), one son (Bretton), 28 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Edna Lugibihl, Nettie Snyder, and Eden Bechtel). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 9, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 23 - June 3, 1980, page 470 
Sarah Ann Bechtel
 
3211 Sarah E. Bechtel "is married to Orphan Wismer, a miller. They reside in Baden, Ontario."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]
_________________

Pastor and Wife Are 50 Years Wed

An interesting event took place Sunday when Rev. and Mrs. Orphen Wismer of Baden celebrated their golden anniversary. They has as attendants 50 years ago Mr. And Mrs. N. Snyder of Stasburg and they attended Sunday's anniversary. All of Mr. And Mrs. Wismer's eight children are living. Seven were present Sunday, Bryon of McCallsbury, Iowa, Mrs. Isaac Snyder of Baden, Herbert of Baden, Elmer of Kitchener, Jerry of Ayr, and Mrs. Lorne Shantz of Baden. Milton of Windsor was not able to attend. Dinner was served at Forest Hill Gardens, after which the family spent the afternoon at the old homestead near Baden, where their son Herbert now resides. Mr. and Mrs. Wismer were presented with two lovely gifts, one from the family and one from Mr. And Mrs. Snyder, for which Mr. Wismer gave hearty thanks.


Kitchener Daily News 13 Feb 1942 
Sarah E. Bechtel
 
3212 Sarah Jane Bechtel "was born October 4th, 1852, and is married to William McBain. They reside at Oakland, California, U.S., where he is engaged as band master and teacher in music."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

_______________________

McBain Mrs, Sarah Jane McBain, nee Bechtel, was born in Blair, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 4, 1852, and passed away in Mountain View, Calif., Dec. 25, 1934. Forty-three years ago Mrs. McBain joined the Seventh-day Adventist church in Oakland, Calif,, since which time she was a devoted Christian and worker in the church. During a number of years she was a member of a Portland, Ore., church, and for the past thirteen years has been in Mountain View. She is survived by her husband, William McBain, three sons, William, Bert T., and Wallace McBain; and two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Ferren and Mrs. May Hors-man. Funeral services were conducted by Elder I. M. Burke and the writer.
E. L. MAXWELL.

Pacific Union Recorder 1935 - Vol. 34 No. 36 - Pg6 
Sarah Jane Bechtel
 
3213 Sarah M. Bechtel "was born May 30th, 1861. She is married to William Woolner. They reside on the farm formerly occupied by Moses M Weber, deceased. It is situated on the west side of the Grand River, near Chicopee. .."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah M. Bechtel
 
3214 Solomon Bechtel "born January 2nd, 1862. Died young." Solomon Bechtel
 
3215 Solomon Bechtel "was born on the farm on which he now resides, June 29th, 1828. On November 3rd, 1850, he was married to Esther, daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Miller) Clemens. She was born April 15th, 1830. They reside at Hespeler on the old "Bechtel" farm. Their family consists of six children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Solomon Bechtel
 
3216 Susannah Bechtel "is married to a Mr. Freshney. They reside in Michigan." Susannah Bechtel
 
3217 Susannah Bechtel "the fifth daughter in the family, was born July 13th, 1790, and died June 3rd, 1879. She was never married." Susannah Bechtel
 
3218 Susannah Bechtel "was born June 16th, 1797, and died September 19th, 1870. She was married to Benjamin Baumann who was born February 15th, 1787, and died December 7th, 1874. They resided about two miles south-east of Berlin where they both died. Their family consisted of nine children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Bechtel
 
3219 Susannah Bechtel "was born October 16th, 1832. She was married to James Gardiner. They resided in Walsingham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, for a number of years but at present she resides in Huron County, Michigan. Her family consists of five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Bechtel
 
3220 Susannah M Bechtel "was born July 9th, 1854. She is married to Jacob Sitler. They reside at Pense, Manitoba, where he is engaged in farming. They have a large family"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah M. Bechtel
 
3221 Susannah S. Bechtel "the youngest child of Levi L. and Magdalena (Schneider) Bechtel, was born July 25th, 1848. She is married to William Carter. They reside at Union City, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah S. Bechtel
 
3222 BECHTEL, Verna Mary Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Village of Winston Park, Kitchener, at age 93. Beloved daughter of the late Eden Bechtel and Maryetta (nee Rudy); dear sister of Elmer Bechtel, Florence Moncur (Don) and her twin sisters, Bernice Moncur and Beatrice Meirowski; sister-in-law of Doris Bechtel and Mel Mellow and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Pre- deceased by her brothers, Willard Bechtel and Clayton Bechtel and his wife Rose, her sister Mabel Brubacher and her husband Abe, her twin sister Vera Mellow, a sister-in-law Mildred Bechtel and brother-in-law Clayton Meirowski. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. at First Mennonite Cemetery, 800 King St. W., Kitchener followed by a Memorial Service in the chapel of the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gordon Alton officiating. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Special thanks to the staff of the Supportive Care floor at the Village of Winston Park. Condolences for the family and donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home, at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Verna Mary Bechtel
 
3223 Veronica Bechtel "died in infancy." Veronica Bechtel
 
3224 Veronica Bechtel "was born February 17th, 1794, and died December 19th, 1879. She was first married to Nathan Clemens who was killed by lightning. They had five children, namely: VI Polly, VI Elizabeth, VI Samuel, VI Hannah, and VI Joseph. See Nathan Clemens' family. After her first husband's death she was married to Christian Strome, and after his decease to William Copplin. Their was no issue of last two marriages."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Veronica "Fanny" Bechtel
 
3225 Veronica Bechtel "was born March 4th, 1859. She is married to John S. Geiger. They reside at Pandora, Ohio, where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of seven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Veronica C. Bechtel
 
3226 BECHTEL, Wilbert "Butch" - Died, peacefully, at Lanark Heights in Kitchener, on March 20, 2006, in his 96th year. Butch was born in New Dundee, December 30, 1910 to Mervin and Adelia (Brighton) Bechtel. Beloved husband of 53 years to Velma (Cairns) who predeceased him in 1988. He was predeceased by his son, Bruce; sisters, Doris Rosenburger, Ruby Poth and brothers, Percy and George. He will be deeply missed by his son, Bob and his wife Dorothy of New Dundee; daughter, Faye and her husband Jeff Stewart of Waterloo and daughter-in-law, Virginia and her husband, Rudi Gruen of Burlington. Cherished grandfather to Jeff Bechtel and his friend, Michelle, Tanya and Rob Schroeder, Kim and Wayne Saunders, Jody Keffer, Bradley and Joanne Bechtel, Jane and Scott Robb, David and Wendy Bechtel, Ben and Tara Stewart, Sherrie and Nick Ashford; and 11 great-grandchildren.Cremation has taken place. A family service will be held at New Dundee Union Cemetery.Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated and arranged by contacting the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Ayr, 519-632-8228.

The Record 21 Mar 2006 
Wilbert Bechtel
 
3227 William Bechtel "is a farmer and resides in Michigan. He is married to Catharine Bock."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
William Bechtel
 
3228 William Bechtel "was born April 25th, 1849. He is a saddler by trade and is married to Emma Balt. their family consists of two children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
William Bechtel
 
3229 William Bechtel "was born near Pottstown, Pennsylvania, in 1764. He died at Peter Bomberger's Dundas, Ontario, of cholera, in 1832. He was unmarried."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
William Bechtel
 
3230 The Life of Willis Bechtel

Willis Bechtel was born on March 20, 1919, to Moses and Alberta Bechtel at R.R.#4 Kitchener. Willis was the second oldest child, growing up with his three sisters, Rita, Ruth and Clarene, and his brother Clare. As he grew older, he began working, as hired help, for different farmers. Farm life was a major part of his life, where he learned to drive a vehicle, while on the farm.

Willis enjoyed going to Sunday school and church at Mannheim Mennonite Church. In his teenage years, he invited Jesus Christ into his heart and life. His quiet, strong faith was demonstrated by his non-materialistic attitude towards life. As one who was very active in his church, Willis's convictions were put to a test, when he chose to attend a Conscientious Objectors Camp in Sault Saint Marie, rather than participate in a second World War.

In October of 1953, Willis married his sweetheart, Marilyn Rosenberger. It is said that a man's heart is through his stomach and Marilyn soon observed that truth. Willis had
such a big appetite that he would even eat raw eggs, as part of his meal. His response, when asked if he would like more food after a large meal, would sometimes be, "I'm full till the next time!"

Willis was an easy going, generous person, with a happy twinkle in his eye. He never lost his temper. One of his greatest challenges was to say "No", to his children. On occasions, while visiting a store, as small children, Donna or Audrey would only have to cry about not getting something that they wanted and Willis could not resist. He would yield!

Later in life, Willis left the farm and entered into new occupations, first at the Hallman Silo Company in Kitchener and then in Cambridge at what was then called, the Hostess Potato Chip Factory. He remained there until his retirement, when he gave of his time to work around his home at gardening and committed himself to assist in odd jobs for others, who needed help. For 8 years, he served as the custodian of his church. Enjoyment in retirement was also found in attending the Super-Sixties at the First Baptist Church in Waterloo, along with the bus tours which both he and Marilyn participated in.

More recently, since he was not able to care for himself, Willis was placed in a nursing home. A "teaser", as he called himself, Willis continued to be a pleasant, contented person, poking fun at the nurses, with his cane. It was observed that during his entire lifetime, the only times that Willis ever appeared to be feeling down were during his last sickness and with the passing of his wife, Marilyn, on January 25, 2002.

This past Friday morning, June 25, Willis was ushered into the presence of Jesus, having lived a full and joyful life for others and for His God. 
Willis Edgar Bechtel
 
3231 Wilson B. Bechtel "was born April 16th, 1869. He is a commercial traveller and resides in Waterloo when home, and is not married." Wilson Brauer Bechtel
 
3232 DOROTHY EVELYN BECHTHOLD

PRESTON, Jan, 10— Sick only one day, Dorothy Evelyn, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bechthold, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, today. Deceased was born in Preston. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church and a past president of the Light Brigade. Surviving are her parents, one sister, Gladys at home, and her grandfather, J. C. Hefkey, Drayton. Funeral services will be held from the H. K. Stager Funeral Home, 308 Dover street, Preston, on Friday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock with interment in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 10 Jan 1939 pg 13 
Dorothy Evelyn Bechthold
 
3233 MOWAT, Mrs. Gladys Muriel

On Sunday, July 6, 1986, Gladys Mowat (nee Bechthold) of Gerard Avenue, Kitchener. Mrs. Mowat was a member of St. Aloysius RC Church. Wife of Charles Mowat, mother of Richard of Kitchener and Donald and his wife Carmen of Kitchener. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Monday (today) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where parish prayers will be said Tuesday at 8 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Wednesday, at 9.30 a m., followed by the funeral mass at St. Aloysius ftC Church, at 10 a m., Father B. Baldwin officiating, interment in Memory Gardens cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Jul 1986 pg D15 
Gladys Muriel Bechthold
 
3234 Bechthold.-On March 25, 1907, at his residence about three miles north of Baden, Ont., of gangrene of the foot, Bro. Henry Bechthold, aged 75 Y., 5 M. Deceased was twice married, his first wife, Elizabeth Grody, with whom he had four children, and of whom three survive, died about ten years ago. About three years ago he was married to Elizabeth Strickler who survives him. Funeral services on the 27th at the Shantz M. H., Upper Street were very largely attended. Bro. Bechthold was widely known and highly esteemed as a faithful Christian and respected neighbor1a


Herald of Truth Vol. XLIV Number 15, 11 Apr 1907  
Henry Bechthold
 
3235 BECHTHOLD, Walter -- Suddenly at K-W Hospital, on Friday, March 14, 1986, Walter Bechthold, formerly of 8 Christian St., Baden, age 80 years. Mr Bechthold owned and operated Bechthold Motors, Baden, for 49 years. He was a member of the Baden Chamber of Commerce, Wilmot Rod and Gun Club, the Masonic Lodge (Wilmot, No. 318, AF and AM) and will be sadly missed by many other organizations that he was involved with. He was also a long time member of St. James Lutheran Church, Baden, Loving father of Grant and his wife Joan of Ottawa and Blain and his wife Beverly of Baden; dear brother of Mrs. Mabel Rechsteiner, Carl and Wilfred. Also sadly missed by his grandchildren, Grant Jr., Sharon, Michael, and Mark and dear friend of Dorothy Miller. Predeceased by his parents; his wife, Elsie in 1975 and a brother, Stewart. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, until noon Monday when transfer will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Mill Street, Baden, for complete funeral service and committal at 2 p.m., with Rev. Douglas Kranz officiating. Interment Walkerton cemetery.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Mar 1986 
Walter Bechthold
 
3236 BECK, Sir ADAM,
manufacturer, horseman, politician, office holder, and philanthropist; b. 20 June 1857 in Baden, Upper Canada, son of Jacob Friedrich Beck and Charlotte Josephine Hespeler; m. 7 Sept. 1898 Lillian Ottaway in Hamilton, Ont., and they had a daughter; d. 15 Aug. 1925 in London, Ont.

The Prometheus of Canadian politics during the first quarter of the 20th century, Sir Adam Beck brought the inestimable benefit of cheap electric light and power to the citizens of Ontario through a publicly owned utility, the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. He had to fight continuously to build Hydro, as it came to be called, but supported by municipal allies he succeeded in creating one of the largest publicly owned integrated electric systems in the world. Brusque and overbearing, he made many enemies in the process, even amongst his friends, as he rammed his projects forward, frequently over the objections of the governments he notionally served. His ruthless determination to expand Hydro, with little regard to the cost, led eventually to a movement to rein him in. He spent his last years pinned down before three public inquiries as lawyers, accountants, and political adversaries picked over every Hydro expenditure. These public humiliations broke his spirit but failed to diminish his enormous popularity. Adam Beck more than any other public figure in Ontario reshaped the institutional life of the province by making electricity a public utility and legitimizing, through his accomplishments, public ownership as an effective instrument of policy throughout Canada.

Beck came from an enterprising immigrant family of builders and makers. In 1829 Frederick and Barbara Beck had emigrated from the Grand Duchy of Baden (Germany) to upstate New York, and then had moved to the Pennsylvania Dutch community of Doon (Kitchener) in Upper Canada, where they settled on a farm and built a sawmill. Their son Jacob, who had stayed behind to work first as a doctor's apprentice and later in the mills and locomotive works of Schenectady, joined them in 1837. A few miles from his parents, in Preston (Cambridge), he opened a foundry. When fire destroyed it, his friends rallied and he was able to rebuild bigger than before. His first wife, Caroline Logus, whom he married in January 1843, died soon after the birth of a son, Charles. In 1843 Beck had recruited a skilled iron moulder from Buffalo, John Clare (Klarr), to join him; Clare would cement the alliance by marrying his sister in September 1845. With Clare and another partner (Valentine Wahn) running the business, Beck returned to tour his homeland, where he met Charlotte Hespeler, the sister of his Preston neighbour, merchant-manufacturer Jacob Hespeler. When Charlotte came out to Canada, she and Beck were wed, in October 1845; a daughter, Louisa, was born in 1847, followed by two sons, George and William. In a move typical of his venturing spirit, Jacob suggested relocating his company closer to the projected line of the Grand Trunk Railway, but Clare refused. So in 1854 Beck dissolved the partnership and bought 190 acres on the route of the railway ten miles west of Berlin (Kitchener). There he laid out a town-site, which he named Baden, and built a foundry, a grist mill, and a large brick house. Beck's businesses flourished on the strength of iron orders from the railway, and a brickyard and machine shop were eventually added. It was in this thriving hamlet that Adam Beck was born in 1857.

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Sir ADAM, manufacturer, horseman, politician, office holder, and philanthropist; b. 20 June 1857 in Baden, Upper Canada, son of Jacob Friedrich Beck and Charlotte Josephine Hespeler; m. 7 Sept. 1898 Lillian Ottaway in Hamilton, Ont., and they had a daughter; d. 15 Aug. 1925 in London, Ont.

The Prometheus of Canadian politics during the first quarter of the 20th century, Sir Adam Beck brought the inestimable benefit of cheap electric light and power to the citizens of Ontario through a publicly owned utility, the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. He had to fight continuously to build Hydro, as it came to be called, but supported by municipal allies he succeeded in creating one of the largest publicly owned integrated electric systems in the world. Brusque and overbearing, he made many enemies in the process, even amongst his friends, as he rammed his projects forward, frequently over the objections of the governments he notionally served. His ruthless determination to expand Hydro, with little regard to the cost, led eventually to a movement to rein him in. He spent his last years pinned down before three public inquiries as lawyers, accountants, and political adversaries picked over every Hydro expenditure. These public humiliations broke his spirit but failed to diminish his enormous popularity. Adam Beck more than any other public figure in Ontario reshaped the institutional life of the province by making electricity a public utility and legitimizing, through his accomplishments, public ownership as an effective instrument of policy throughout Canada.

Beck came from an enterprising immigrant family of builders and makers. In 1829 Frederick and Barbara Beck had emigrated from the Grand Duchy of Baden (Germany) to upstate New York, and then had moved to the Pennsylvania Dutch community of Doon (Kitchener) in Upper Canada, where they settled on a farm and built a sawmill. Their son Jacob, who had stayed behind to work first as a doctor's apprentice and later in the mills and locomotive works of Schenectady, joined them in 1837. A few miles from his parents, in Preston (Cambridge), he opened a foundry. When fire destroyed it, his friends rallied and he was able to rebuild bigger than before. His first wife, Caroline Logus, whom he married in January 1843, died soon after the birth of a son, Charles. In 1843 Beck had recruited a skilled iron moulder from Buffalo, John Clare (Klarr), to join him; Clare would cement the alliance by marrying his sister in September 1845. With Clare and another partner (Valentine Wahn) running the business, Beck returned to tour his homeland, where he met Charlotte Hespeler, the sister of his Preston neighbour, merchant-manufacturer Jacob Hespeler. When Charlotte came out to Canada, she and Beck were wed, in October 1845; a daughter, Louisa, was born in 1847, followed by two sons, George and William. In a move typical of his venturing spirit, Jacob suggested relocating his company closer to the projected line of the Grand Trunk Railway, but Clare refused. So in 1854 Beck dissolved the partnership and bought 190 acres on the route of the railway ten miles west of Berlin (Kitchener). There he laid out a town-site, which he named Baden, and built a foundry, a grist mill, and a large brick house. Beck's businesses flourished on the strength of iron orders from the railway, and a brickyard and machine shop were eventually added. It was in this thriving hamlet that Adam Beck was born in 1857.

Adam passed a bucolic childhood exploring the edges of the millpond with his brothers, poking about the sooty recesses of the foundry with the workmen, and horseback-riding with his sister. He was sent off to attend William Tassie*'s boarding school in Galt (Cambridge), where he showed no particular distinction; a slow and indifferent student, he preferred riding to reading. His formal education ended at Rockwood Academy, near Guelph. On his return to Baden, his father, who abhorred idleness, set him to work as a groundhog (a moulder's apprentice) in the foundry. It was said by those who knew Adam that he inherited his enterprising spirit, his determination and visionary ability, and some of his sternness from his father, and a love of public service from his mother. Adam's career as a moulder came to an end with the failure of his father's businesses in 1879. At age 63 Jacob Beck, unbowed, started afresh once again, this time as a grain merchant in Detroit. Louisa and the youngest members of the family, Jacob Fritz and Adam, accompanied their parents; one of the older boys, William, stayed in Baden to run the cigar-box manufactory he had started in 1878. Adam returned to work briefly in Toronto as a clerk in a foundry and then as an employee in a cigar factory. With $500 in borrowed money, he joined William and their cousin William Hespeler in a cigar-box factory in Galt in 1881. Hespeler eventually left the partnership, but the two Becks persisted and built a modestly successful business. In 1884, with the inducement of a five-year tax exemption and free water, they moved their works to London, Ont., to be closer to the centre of the province's cigar-making industry. William left soon afterwards to open a branch in Montreal and for a time Adam worked in partnership with his brother George; from 1 Jan. 1888 Adam was the sole proprietor of William Beck and Company, which later became the Beck Manufacturing Company Limited.

Cigar boxes would appear to be a fragile basis on which to build a fortune or a political career. The smoking of cigars, however, was a major rite of male sociability during the Victorian era. Earlier in the century cigars consumed in Canada had originated in Germany and later they came from the United States. The imposition of the National Policy tariff of 25 per cent on rolled cigars but not on tobacco leaf led to the migration of the industry to Canada. London was one of the first major centres where the leaf grown in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin entered the dominion, and it was there and in Montreal [see Samuel Davis*] that the domestic cigar-making business took root. In London the industry would reach its peak around 1912, when 22 companies, employing 1,980 workers, produced more than 20 million cigars. Situated on Albert Street, the Beck factory was essentially a veneer plant. Cedar logs and specialty woods from Spain and Mexico arrived by rail, were stored in the yard for seasoning, and then were peeled into strips to make not only cigar boxes but also cheese boxes and veneer for furniture and pianos. Toiling side by side with his workers (25 in 1889, rising to 125 in 1919), Beck built a thriving business, taking orders, setting up equipment, manhandling logs, and wheeling the finished boxes to customers. (He himself was a non-smoker, an enduring fatherly influence.) Eventually the company supplied all of the main cigar makers with the boxes, labels, and bands in which their products were shipped. Until he was 40, business was Adam Beck's main preoccupation.

In the years after 1897 he emerged much more prominently in public life. He got out more, married, offered himself for public office, and turned the management of his firm over to his brother Jacob. An avid sportsman, he had played baseball as a boy; in London he played tennis and lacrosse and, with a group of bachelors, organized a toboggan club. On the advice of his doctor he took up riding again for relaxation. But nothing with Adam Beck could ever be just a recreation - he quickly became a breeder of racehorses and a competitive jumper. His social life revolved around the London Hunt Club where, in 1897, he became master of the hounds, a post he would hold until 1922. A mutual love of horses and riding brought the muscular Beck and the slim, strikingly beautiful Lillian Ottaway together at a jumping meet; she was 23 years his junior. After a whirlwind courtship they were married in 1898 at Christ's Church Anglican Cathedral in Hamilton. Lillian, who had been raised in Britain, spoke with a slight English accent, had a lovely soprano voice, rode with gusto, and carried herself regally. Her mother, Marion Elizabeth Stinson*, from a wealthy Hamilton family, had married an English barrister, who died before Lillian was born. At 18 Lillian returned to Canada when her mother married a prominent Hamilton lawyer. After a honeymoon tour of Europe, Beck triumphantly brought his bride to London, Ont., where they promptly acquired the most ostentatious house in the city, Elliston, the estate of Ellis Walton Hyman*, and proceeded to make it even grander, with his and hers stables, under a new name, Headley. From being a sporting, business-possessed bachelor, Beck, with his young wife on his arm, moved effortlessly into the very centre of London society. She sang in the cathedral choir, their house and grounds were the envy of the city, and they made a romantic and devoted couple at dinners and hunt club affairs. Winston Churchill stayed with them on his lecture tour of 1900-1, as did Governor General Lord Minto [Elliot*] and Lady Minto in 1903.

As Adam Beck came out into society, he developed an interest in public life. In provincial politics London had long been a Conservative fief - William Ralph Meredith held the seat from 1872 to 1894. The Liberals captured it in a by-election when Meredith was appointed to the bench. At the next general election, in March 1898, Beck entered the lists for the Conservatives, ultimately falling 301 votes short of beating the Liberal Francis Baxter Leys. Although he perhaps should not have expected a better result, having no previous political experience or strong organization, he left the field feeling slightly wounded. Nevertheless, his political energies were channelled into the Victoria Hospital Trust, to which he was appointed by the city in 1901. Here he scandalized supporters with his aggressive approach towards patients' rights, his attacks on hospital inefficiency, and his hands-on way of managing repairs economically. It is said that Beck, realizing that he was not likely to be reappointed, ran for mayor to outflank his opposition. In any case, he offered himself and was elected in January 1902. Making few promises, preferring instead to be judged by his works, he plunged into the first of what would be three one-year terms. His administration was marked by a vigorous, reforming tone that discomfited the aldermanic coterie. He promoted civic beautification by offering a prize from his own purse for a garden competition. He persuaded the city to take over the operation of the London and Port Stanley Railway when the private operator's lease expired. He cleaned out the fire department, promoted public health, and became involved in the leadership of the Union of Canadian Municipalities, whose annual convention he brought to London in 1904. Beck thus learned the political craft at the top of local politics, as a mayor without a long apprenticeship. He entered public life as an oppositionist, a critic who used his personal popularity to drive his reluctant colleagues forward and to cleanse the municipal stables. Despite his class position as a manufacturer, in politics he developed the style of a populist champion of the ordinary citizen against the establishment. Although one might have glimpsed intimations of his future in these London years, it would have required an extremely vivid imagination to see in this maverick local politician the system-building Napoleon of provincial politics that history would know as Sir Adam Beck.

In the election of May 1902 the leader of the Conservative party, James Pliny Whitney*, encouraged Beck to run again, with the offer of a cabinet post. Although the party as a whole was unsuccessful, the popular Beck beat Francis Leys by 131 votes and thus, for the next two and a half years, he would serve as both mayor and mpp of London. It was in his capacity as mayor of a southwestern Ontario industrial city that he came in contact with a group of activists from his home district of Waterloo County who had become agitated by the hydroelectric power question. Led by the manufacturer Elias Weber Bingeman Snider and the enthusiast Daniel Bechtel Detweiler, the anxious businessmen and municipal politicians of the industrial centres of the Grand River valley had begun to organize themselves to obtain Niagara power that they believed would otherwise go to Toronto and Buffalo. They had met in 1902 to study the situation, and then formed common cause with the politicians of Toronto concerned about private monopoly. At first they hoped the provincial government could be persuaded to undertake the distribution of cheap power to the municipalities. Talks with the Liberal premier, George William Ross*, who refused to take on the inevitable debt, convinced them that if they wanted control over electrical distribution they would have to do the job themselves. Beck went as an observer to the first meeting of this group, the Berlin Convention of February 1903, a gathering of 67 delegates representing all of the main towns and cities in southwestern Ontario; he came away an active convert to municipal intervention. In response to this public pressure, in June the Ross government passed legislation (drafted by Snider) authorizing a commission of investigation to explore the possibilities of cooperative municipal action and a statutory framework within which the municipalities could create a permanent commission to operate a distribution system. Snider was the obvious choice as chair of this Ontario Power Commission, which more frequently went by his name. Beck along with Philip William Ellis, a Toronto jewellery manufacturer and wholesaler, and William Foster Cockshutt, a Brantford farm-implements manufacturer, were chosen by the municipal delegates to serve with Snider as commissioners. Thus, in the fall of 1903, Beck began a crash course on the power question. It was a subject ideally suited to his developing temperament, and he could readily identify with the professed goals: economic electrical light and power, equity between the different manufacturing regions, and the welfare of the common people. The vision of sensible, non-partisan, and public-spirited businessmen and municipal leaders (such as himself) appealed to Beck. He could also subscribe to the implicit attack on monopoly, social privilege, and finance capitalism. This was a moral universe in which he felt right at home.

As the Snider commission began working out the details of a municipally owned hydroelectric distribution system in 1904, Beck sensed the weakness of the voluntary, cooperative structure. It lacked the authority to order the power companies to surrender sensitive information vital to the enterprise, and the municipalities could not agree on much for long. Financing a collective municipal enterprise without provincial backing would be fraught with difficulties. The more he studied the question the more he became convinced that the province would have to play a major role, not just facilitate municipal activity. This growing conviction coincided with a major shift in the political landscape. The Liberal party was losing its hold over the electorate. Rooted in rural Ontario, it had trouble coming to grips with issues important to the rapidly growing urban constituencies. The Conservatives had crept to within three seats of upsetting the Liberals in 1902. In January 1905 Whitney's Conservatives swept to a landslide victory, capturing 69 of the 98 seats. In London, the increasingly popular Adam Beck won with a plurality of 566 votes.

The hydroelectric question had not figured prominently in the campaign. The change in government, however, catapulted Beck into a position of some influence provincially. On 8 February he was made a minister without portfolio in the new administration. After the election, Whitney grandly promised that the water-power of Niagara "should be as free as air" and be developed for the public good. "It is the duty of the Government," Beck insisted in his populist fashion, "to see that development is not hindered by permitting a handful of people to enrich themselves out of these treasures at the expense of the general public." To that end Whitney cancelled an eleventh-hour water-power concession granted by the Ross government and on 5 July he appointed Beck to head a hydroelectric commission of inquiry. It was empowered to take an inventory of available water-power sites, gather information on existing companies in terms of their capital costs, their operating expenses, and the prices they charged, and recommend an appropriate provincial policy with respect to the generation and distribution of hydroelectricity. Beck continued to be a member of the Snider commission but clearly he had moved on to a broader conception of the power question; he now wielded a much more powerful regulatory and investigative instrument and could act with the authority of the province. Henceforth he would be the undisputed leader of the hydro movement.

The Snider commission, which reported first, in March 1906, recommended the construction of a cooperatively owned hydroelectric system linking the major municipal utilities to generating facilities at Niagara under the control of a permanent power commission financed and managed by the subscribing municipalities. In the weeks that followed, the Beck commission, in the first of its five regional reports, and more particularly the activities of Beck himself, superseded the Snider notion of a municipal cooperative. Beck's initial report, on Niagara and southwest Ontario, prepared the way instead for provincial action by pointing out the excessive rates charged by private power companies, and the inherent difficulties of government regulation. He gave an important speech in Guelph urging direct provincial intervention. He inspired a mass meeting of municipal representatives at Toronto city hall and, on 11 April, a demonstration on the lawn of the legislature demanding that the province empower a commission to generate, transmit, and sell power to the municipalities at the lowest possible cost, and regulate the prices charged by the private providers. Beck also orchestrated a deluge of petitions from the municipal councils. All of this effort was intended to soften up his colleagues in cabinet, most of whom harboured deep suspicions about public ownership in general and Beck's movement in particular. The strategy worked. The Whitney government hesitantly introduced legislation on 7 May (Act to provide for the transmission of electrical power to municipalities) which, in effect, created a three-member provincial crown corporation (though it was not called that), the Hydro-Electric Power Commission. Operating outside the usual civil service constraints and with extensive powers of expropriation, this body would have full powers to purchase, lease, or build transmission facilities financed by provincial bonds. Local utilities could buy power from the commission only after municipal voters had approved the contract and the enabling financial by-law. Astonishingly, Beck's extraparliamentary organization cowed even the opposition: the bill passed unanimously in less than a week.

In organizational terms Beck had pushed on beyond an unwieldy municipal cooperative to a provincial crown agency. In doing so he had alienated some of his friends, especially in the way he had shoved Snider aside and unilaterally appropriated studies done by the Snider commission for his own investigation. Nonetheless he had created a broad coalition of municipal activists behind his determination to build a publicly owned, provincial system. But there were many possible forms, involving different degrees of state intervention, that the organization might take. The government remained ambivalent, guarded, and internally divided. What eventually emerged as Ontario Hydro, however, was Beck's creation over the opposition of his cabinet colleagues. On 7 June 1906 Whitney appointed Beck chairman of the new commission, as expected. Needed engineering expertise would come from Cecil Brunswick Smith. And to balance Beck's populism and rein in his enthusiasms, Whitney also persuaded a reluctant John Strathearn Hendrie of Hamilton to serve, Beck's peer as a horseman, a man of his wife's class, and a known supporter of the private power companies, among them the Hamilton Electric Light and Cataract Power Company Limited [see John Patterson*].

The private interests, especially the group promoting the only Canadian firm at Niagara, the Electrical Development Company of Ontario Limited from Toronto, having failed in their first attempts to derail Beck, now bent their minds to seeking some reasonable accommodation with the government. There were many in the cabinet, the premier included, who were sympathetic to this point of view. The Electrical Development Company was in a precarious financial position; a collapse would be a costly blot on the province. Whitney insisted that every consideration be given the company in negotiating the contract for power in early 1907 with the winning bidder, the American-based Ontario Power Company, and then with respect to the construction of the transmission line. In each case negotiations failed. The premier did not conceive of his policy as a guerre à outrance against the private interests. He believed in talking tough, but in the end was willing to come to terms. Unlike Beck, Whitney was a practitioner of brokerage politics. Beck, a newly formed ideologue, was not prepared to bargain away what had formed in his mind as a just alternative to private control. It was possible that neither of them knew the truth about themselves, though in time they came to a realization of their honest differences. For his part Beck had to manoeuvre against the wishes of his premier and colleagues in cabinet. From their point of view he could be unpleasant, ruthless, even unprincipled. He would change his mind without notice, withhold information, go back on deals, and alternately retreat in a sulk or play the rude bully.

Beck proved a formidable champion. The Toronto market was a key element in his grand scheme. Without access, which the city wanted, he could not deliver cheap electricity to southwestern towns, but Toronto's system was controlled by the Electrical Development Company. In the resulting contest over a proposed by-law to fund a municipal network powered by Hydro, Beck's emotional, simplistic rhetoric was a telling factor. He also profited from the ineptitude and arrogance of his corporate opponents in Electrical Development, Frederic Nicholls, Sir Henry Mill Pellatt*, and William Mackenzie, whose financial reputations had already taken a beating from the royal commission on life insurance in 1906. During the winter of 1907-8 by-laws endorsing the contracts with Ontario Hydro were approved by municipal ratepayers with huge majorities in Toronto and elsewhere. Hydro policy also proved extremely popular in the election of June 1908, in which the government increased both its popular vote and its number of seats. Beck now had a dual mandate from the municipal and provincial electorates. When a desperate Mackenzie amalgamated several enterprises into one utility in 1908 and then belatedly attempted to forestall provincial ownership with a counterproposal to build the system and distribute power under government regulation, the offer came too late. The government had gone so far it could not safely turn back; a publicly owned transmission company would have to be created. Mackenzie and his colleagues had played the game badly and when they lost, after having been given every possible consideration, they turned viciously on Beck and the government. Their quixotic campaign to undermine provincial credit in British financial circles, and then to seek disallowance in Ottawa of key Hydro legislation, served only to bring Whitney and Beck closer together and solidify the political foundations of Ontario Hydro.

Using electricity generated by the Ontario Power Company, the Hydro-Electric Power Commission became an operating entity in a series of theatrical turning-on ceremonies that began in the fall of 1910 and continued into 1911 as successive towns and cities were wired into the grid. Each of these civic festivals became an opportunity for Beck to recount the triumph of public power over private greed. His hostility towards the private power companies, who were now his competitors, and his shameless self-promotion as the champion of "The People's Power," deeply troubled his colleagues. Moreover, his independent conduct raised awkward questions about the precise relationship between the management of Hydro and the government. Before the election of December 1911 Whitney floated a trial balloon, suggesting that the time had come to make Hydro a department of government, under the full control of the cabinet. Beck did not openly attack the proposal, but once he was acclaimed in his own seat and the government was re-elected, his municipal allies, acting through the Ontario Municipal Electric Association, formed in early 1912, launched an aggressive campaign on his behalf; it not only supported Beck as chairman of a quasi-independent commission, but also (in February) brought him a handsome $6,000 salary, without requiring his resignation from the legislature.

With this vote of confidence from the people and somewhat more reluctantly from the premier, Beck struggled within a competitive environment to build Hydro through dramatic price cutting and political showmanship. In his campaign to expand consumption Beck became an electrical Messiah: in speeches and publicity he extolled the power of abundant cheap light to brighten the homes of working people; cheap electricity would create more jobs in the factories of the province; hydro would lighten the drudgery of the barn and the household; and electric railways radiating out from the cities into the countryside would create more prosperous, progressive farms even as light and power made brighter, cleaner cities. With his famous travelling exhibits of the latest electrical appliances (popularly called circuses), rural tests, and local Hydro stores (where household appliances were on display), and in parade floats, newspaper and magazine advertisements, and a host of speeches, Beck presented public hydro as an elixir, but he was no snake-oil salesman. He understood the economics of the electric industry better than his competitors or his critics. Along with utilities magnate Samuel Insull of Chicago, Beck realized that the more electricity he could sell, the cheaper it would cost to acquire. It was a difficult lesson to teach. He even had to browbeat some of the more fiscally conservative municipal utilities, most notably the Toronto Hydro-Electric Power Commission, to pass the lower rates on to consumers. In the process he continued to expand his publicly owned system at the expense of his private competitors.

In Toronto and across the province, Beck acquired a more ardent following than the government itself. At home he and his family continued to rise in public esteem. London's municipal electric utility, which received its first hydro from Niagara in 1910, became a model for progressive business promotion and Beck loyalism. Personally Beck maintained an active interest in civic politics. When the water commissioners proposed a treatment facility to take more water from the tainted Thames River, he boldly promised to find enough clean fresh water in artesian wells. The city took him up on this offer, voting $10,000 for the purpose. In 1910 Beck drilled the wells, installed electrical pumps, and brought the project in on time and on budget, or rather, he absorbed the excess costs himself. In two grand gestures Beck brought light and water to the growing city in the same year.

However, it was in the field of public health that the Becks made their greatest contribution. Sometime in l907 or 1908 the Becks' young daughter, Marion Auria, contracted tuberculosis. Her worried parents sought out the best specialists in America and in Europe. Mercifully her case responded to treatment. But the Becks became concerned for those families in their community who lacked the means to provide their children with medical care. Everyone, they believed, ought to have close access to first-class tuberculosis facilities. Accordingly, in 1909 Adam and Lillian Beck organized the London Health Association to provide a sanatorium. From local individuals and organizations they raised $10,000 (led by their own donation of $1,200), the city contributed $5,000, and the province added $4,000. On 5 April 1910 Governor General Lord Grey* opened the Queen Alexandra Sanatorium in the village of Byron, west of the city. For the rest of their lives the Becks remained deeply attached to this sanatorium and made its maintenance and expansion their passion. As president from its inception to his death in 1925 and a sometimes overbearing physical presence on the weekends, Adam Beck personally oversaw all major and even many minor renovations.

A society beauty, Lillian Beck also continued to be a fiercely competitive horsewoman. The Beck stables produced a string of outstanding hunter-class horses that won Adam and Lillian international recognition. In 1907 they competed in the Olympia Horse Show in London, England, where Lillian's horse My Fellow won its class. To remain competitive, the Becks leased an estate in England in 1913 to maintain their equestrian operation at the highest international standards. From that time onward Lillian and Marion lived about half the year in England; Adam paid extended visits when his schedule permitted. In 1914 their prize-winning horses Melrose, Sir Edward, and Sir James were counted among the finest middleweight and heavyweight hunters in the world. The Becks also competed regularly at the National Horse Show in New York City where, in 1915, Lillian was named a judge over chauvinist protests, famously breaking down the barriers of this once exclusively male domain.

Adam Beck's contribution to London had been publicly recognized in an unprecedented dinner given in his honour on 25 Nov. 1913. At this glittering affair, attended by 500 in the Masonic Temple, Anglican bishop David Williams* proclaimed him "incorrupt and incorruptible"; Roman Catholic bishop Michael Francis Fallon* eulogized his vision, character, and charitable works; and the mayor and city council gave him a silver candelabra and tray. While the ladies looked on from the galleries, the head-table guests were served their dinners from a small electric railway. According to the London Free Press, this banquet was "the most remarkable and spontaneous demonstration of affection and regard ever tendered a public man in London." Visibly moved, Beck spoke briefly of his satisfaction at lightening the load of the poor, the housewife, the farmer, the merchant, and afflicted children, and pledged to carry on the fight to create a renewed citizenship based upon "service, progress and righteousness." These local honours were crowned the following year when he received a knighthood in the king's June honours list. He was now Sir Adam, the Power Knight, and Lillian formally became what she had long been in style, Lady Beck. Charging at fences on horseback, or driving the rapidly growing Hydro system forward, Sir Adam Beck was at the height of his power in 1914.

Re-elected by a large majority in the general election of 29 June 1914, Beck directed a major structural transformation of Hydro during his next term with fewer constraints than in the past. Whitney, who died in September, was replaced by a less adept premier, William Howard Hearst*. Beck's nemesis, John Hendrie, resigned from the Hydro-Electric Power Commission to become lieutenant governor. Beck thus had a much freer rein, though Hearst did not include him in his cabinet. Hydro's head set about expanding his organization with a powerful lobby, the Ontario Municipal Electric Association, zealously behind him. Beck and the regional municipalities fixed upon electric radial railways as a major force for modernization and rural reconstruction. In 1913 the Hydro Electric Railway Act and amendments to the Ontario Railway Act had prepared the way legislatively. A web of light lines that connected farms, towns, and cities and delivered transportation at cost under a public authority had enormous appeal and Beck became its most ardent hot gospeller. He managed to have the abject London and Port Stanley Railway electrified as a glowing prototype. Coincidentally the baseload of the proposed railways would greatly increase electric consumption and drive Hydro to a new stage of development as a fully integrated regional monopoly that provided hydroelectric generation, transmission, and distribution services as well as high-speed transportation. This grandiose vision of electrical modernization had commensurate costs, which Beck somewhat disingenuously managed to minimize.

In 1914 Hydro and the municipalities received legislative permission, subject to ratepayer approval, to enter into the inter-city electric railway business. By stages Hydro acquired the legal authority to generate power as well as distribute it through the purchase of a utility (Big Chute) on the Severn River and the construction of regional power stations in 1914-15 at Wasdell Falls, also on the Severn, and Eugenia Falls, near Flesherton. These were sideshows, however; the centrepiece of the proposed integrated system remained Niagara. In 1914 Hydro quietly began planning for a massive hydroelectric station there, but there was precious little water left at Niagara to turn the turbines. A treaty negotiated with the United States in 1908 limited the amount that might be diverted for power purposes; the three existing private companies at Niagara had already acquired, between them, the rights to most of the Canadian quota. Beck had made the development of the hydroelectric system into the central issue on the Ontario political agenda when conflict broke out in Europe in August 1914.

The Becks threw themselves wholeheartedly into the war effort. In 1912 the military authorities had cleverly put Adam's organizing talents and his knowledge of horses together by naming him to a remount committee. At the outset of the war he took charge of acquiring horses for the Canadian army in the territory from Halifax to the Lakehead. In June 1915 he assumed this responsibility for the British army as well, an appointment that brought him an honorary colonelcy. Inevitably, allegations arose that his agency either paid too much for horses or acquired unsuitable remounts, but the claims were not substantiated upon investigation. Together Adam and Lillian Beck also made personal contributions to the war effort, donating all of their champion horses to the cause. General Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson, for example, rode Sir James, Adam's most famous horse. Lady Beck, in England for most of the war, working with the Canadian Red Cross Society, devoted herself particularly to ensuring that wounded veterans were welcomed into British country homes for their convalescence. The Queen Alexandra Sanatorium in Ontario was expanded in 1917-18 to accommodate the rehabilitation of wounded returnees. The arrangement worked well, but in the later stages of the war battle-hardened veterans began to complain about the hospital's stern regimen, much of which was attributed to Sir Adam's "Germanic" direction. In 1916, for his local and patriotic help, Beck had received an lld from the Western University of London, which he served as a director and later as chancellor.

At first the war had relatively little impact on Beck's plans for Hydro. The municipal elections of January 1917, for example, revolved around the approval of by-laws for Hydro radials and vague authorization for the future generation of power at Niagara. Then the rapidly increasing power demands of wartime industrialization provided the overriding urgency, later in 1917, to overcome opposition to the purchase of one of the power companies at Niagara (Ontario Power) and forge ahead with the construction of a large diversion canal and a world-scale plant at Queenston, which would make much more efficient use of the available water. Shamelessly using the moral purpose of the war, Beck hemmed in his private competitors even more, setting the stage for their eventual acquisition, though the negotiations would be unduly drawn out, litigious, and embittered. However, war, inflation, railway nationalization, and the demands of automotive technology for better roads combined to damp enthusiasm for the radial railway project. Moreover, the problem for the Hydro-Electric Commission now was not finding ways of selling surplus power, but rather keeping up with galloping industrial, commercial, municipal, and domestic demand. When the war ended, Hydro's transformation into an integrated utility producing as well as transmitting its own power was much closer to realization. Its corresponding administrative growth had been grandly marked by the ornate office building begun on University Avenue in Toronto in 1914 and occupied in 1916. Sir Adam had a good war, but he emerged from it a wounded politician.

From the very beginning there had been critics of the Hydro project and Beck's management of it. Canadian private producers and British investors placed obstacles in the way during the early stages. As Hydro advanced, it attracted new critics: private power advocates from the United States, who viewed the progress of public ownership in Ontario with alarm. In 1912 a New York State committee of investigation, the Ferris committee, issued a sharply critical report. A year later a prominent American hydroelectric expert, Reginald Pelham Bolton, denounced the unorthodox financing of Hydro in An expensive experiment . . . (New York). Between 15 July and 23 Dec. 1916 James Mavor, a professor of political economy at the University of Toronto, published a devastating critique of Hydro's lack of accountability, dictatorial methods, and tendency to subvert democracy in a series of articles in the Financial Post (Toronto), later reprinted as Niagara in politics . . . (New York, 1925).

In the final analysis Beck was his own worst enemy. His authoritarian management style invited criticism. In 1916 the provincial auditor, James Clancy, threw up his hands at Hydro's accounting practices. Beck embarrassed his premier and government with surprises. He was not one to compromise, even with his friends. A scrapper and sometimes a bully, he intimidated his staff and his municipal allies, and regarded the government and the legislature with disdain. He was more popular and more powerful than the premier, and he acted as if he knew it. Hydro, in his mind, was bigger than any government and he was the personal embodiment of Hydro. Cautious people who wanted to know in advance how much projects would cost were battered into submission and put on his list of enemies; when the bills added up to two or three times the initial estimates, there were always convoluted exculpatory explanations. Dismissing his censors, Beck stormed ahead, fuming with rage at the conspiracies mounted against him and bristling with indignation at the slightest criticism. Even Beck's defenders tired of his haughty, domineering ways. A frustrated Hearst, when accused by Beck of hindering Hydro's development in the spring of 1919, rebuked Sir Adam for never taking him into his confidence, for his presumptuous attitude towards parliament, and for saddling others with responsibility for Hydro's mounting debt. Beck responded by withdrawing his support from the government and by announcing his intention to run independently in the upcoming election.

The election of October 1919 came as a devastating blow to Beck and, potentially, to his project. As an independent in London, he was defeated by his sole opponent, Dr Hugh Allan Stevenson, the Labour candidate, who benefited from disaffected Tory votes, some nastiness about Beck's ethnic background, and a vocal uprising amongst the returned soldiers in the Queen Alexandra Sanatorium. The timing could not have been worse. Beck's massive Queenston hydroelectric station lay only half completed and the radial railway scheme had stalled; however, Beck's enormous popularity, which transcended party lines, saved him. The victorious but leaderless United Farmers of Ontario initially sounded him out as a possible premier, but both sides quickly thought better of it. Although Labour strongly supported Hydro, the UFO were much more reserved, especially about Beck's radial-railway enthusiasms; they preferred improved roads. As chairman of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission, Beck had also been an mpp and, for much of the time, a minister without portfolio. The election broke that political connection with the government in power. The eventual premier, Ernest Charles Drury*, had little choice but to keep Beck on as chairman, but he appointed a tough ex-soldier, Lieutenant-Colonel Dougall Carmichael, to the commission to keep him in line.

Over the next four years the new government and the tempestuous Power Knight remained locked in combat. For much of the time William Rothwell Plewman, a reporter for the Toronto Daily Star, acted as unofficial mediator between Hydro and the premier, who was determined that Hydro do the government's bidding and not the other way around. On 6 July 1920 the government announced a royal commission to reconsider Beck's radial program in light of the rising costs, disappointing experience in other jurisdictions, and technological change. Beck immediately orchestrated a campaign of resistance. In emergency meetings on the 8th at Toronto city hall and the Hydro building, for instance, the Hydro-Electric Radial Association registered its "strong disapproval" of the commission. Provincial treasurer Peter Smith responded for the government that it would not be stampeded. In July 1921 the commission, chaired by Robert Franklin Sutherland, produced a report that was highly critical of radials and recommended construction of only a much reduced system. Meanwhile, Beck had wasted valuable political capital in an acrimonious takeover of Sir William Mackenzie's Toronto Power Company Limited and its related electric and radial companies and in fighting the City of Toronto over an eight-track entry corridor for a mammoth radial system. Characteristically, he condemned the Sutherland report in an intemperate pamphlet and urged the municipalities not to let up in their campaign. The adverse report, a hostile provincial government, and defeats for radial by-laws (particularly in Toronto) in the municipal elections of January 1922 effectively put an end to Beck's radial dream.

Drury, concerned at the spiralling costs of the Queenston hydroelectric plant, wanted an inquiry into this project as well. At first Beck agreed. However, when his hand-picked expert, Hugh L. Cooper, questioned the design, recalculated the costs upward, and insisted upon changes in the power canal to enhance capacity, Beck rejected his advice and appointed another consulting engineer. The turbines had begun to turn on the first phase of this huge project on 29 Dec. 1921, but there seemed to be no relation between the estimates Beck presented and the mounting bills; in one year the difference amounted to $20 million. Unable to explain the situation, Colonel Carmichael offered his resignation, which the premier refused. The cost of the undertaking, now much larger, had ballooned from the initial $20 million to $84 million and counting. Drury, who had to guarantee the bonds for the over-budget project and take political responsibility for it, insisted upon a commission of inquiry with a sweeping mandate to examine the overall operations of Hydro, not just Queenston. This commission, appointed in April 1922 and chaired by Liberal lawyer Walter Dymond Gregory, became in effect an adversarial audit of Beck's management that involved scores of witnesses, produced thousands of pages of testimony, and ran into the middle of 1923.

These political setbacks were, in some respects, the least of his problems. On 17 Oct. 1921 his beloved wife had died from complications following surgery for pancreatitis. Sir Adam and Lady Beck had been a deeply devoted couple despite their often long absences from one another. Living in the Alexandra apartments next to the Hydro building, they had only just begun to settle into life together in Toronto society. Moreover, she had been the one mellowing influence in his life. He was devastated by the loss. A widower, he was now also the single parent of a fiercely independent teenager. With the check upon his temper in a Hamilton grave, he became more difficult and erratic in the face of his daughter's defiance and the ascendancy of those he considered to be his political enemies. These were the years of Beck's towering, black rages.

Beck had run Hydro as a private corporation. Honest and incorruptible personally, he nevertheless paid scant attention to the niceties of accounting. He would routinely spend funds authorized for one purpose on any project he deemed in the interests of Hydro, including local by-law campaigns. For Beck the ends justified the means. Meanwhile, his vision of a provincial, publicly owned hydroelectric monopoly that served the municipal utilities and provided power at the lowest possible cost had been largely realized. In 1923 Hydro served 393 municipalities and distributed 685,000 horsepower using facilities in which over $170 million had been invested. Beck was a magnificent builder. There could be no denying his accomplishments, though, as the hearings of the Gregory commission showed, his management style, planning, political methods, and accountability to the legislature could be questioned.

The vexations suffered at the hands of the UFO government eventually drew Beck back to the bosom of the Conservative party in self-defence. In the election of June 1923 he stood as a Conservative in his old London riding. The irony of a civil servant running as a candidate in opposition to the government was not lost on Drury or the Farmers' Sun (Toronto), but Beck managed to get away with it. This time he won with a plurality of more than 7,000 votes - a wonderful personal vindication. George Howard Ferguson*'s Conservatives swept the province, and Beck returned to cabinet in July as a minister without portfolio. Ferguson brought the Gregory inquiry to an abrupt conclusion and made much of the fact that Sir Adam's general stewardship of Hydro had been supported in the commission's voluminous evidence and summary reports. Beck's probity could be stressed while quietly the government used the critical aspects of Gregory's reports to bring Hydro more fully within the framework of financial and political accountability.

Then, just when it seemed these clouds had passed over, Beck's personal integrity came under attack from an unexpected source. Hydro secretary E. Clarence Settell absconded with $30,000 in Hydro funds and left a blackmailing letter itemizing Sir Adam's alleged misdeeds. When he was apprehended in October 1924 heading for the border with his mistress, he added further charges to the indictment. Wounded by Settell's treachery, and by now a very sick man, Beck had to endure yet another inquiry as judge Colin George Snider conducted an investigation of more than 40 specific allegations having to do with the private use of automobiles, misappropriation of public money, unauthorized expenditures, conflicts of interest in tendering, and irregularities in expense records. Issued in December, Snider's report condemned Isaac Benson Lucas's management of Hydro's legal department and Frederick Arthur Gaby's conflict of interest in a dredging contract within the engineering department, but it found no evidence of serious wrongdoing by Beck. Save for a few petty mistakes in his expense accounts, the commission exonerated him. Settell went to jail for three years. Although another attempt "to get" Sir Adam, in the words of the Toronto Globe, had failed, the critics continued the battle of the books against Hydro. Beck thundered back with vigorous refutations in pamphlets that put his fighting spirit on full display. Returning to London one night by train, he gestured in some excitement to his travelling companion and long-time ally Edward Victor Buchanan, head of London's utilities: "Look out there! The lights in the farms. That's what I've been fighting for."

The political struggle and quarrels with his daughter over her determination to marry Strathearn Hay, whom he deemed unsuitable in part because he was related to the Hendrie family, exhausted Beck, whose health and mental outlook deteriorated. It took Howard Ferguson's intervention to persuade him to attend Marion's wedding in January 1925. Ordered to rest by his doctors, who had diagnosed his illness as pernicious anaemia, Beck went to South Carolina for a holiday in February, and then he underwent transfusion treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. There he brooded about his beloved Hydro, strategies for the hydroelectric development of the St Lawrence River, and the continuing machinations of the private power interests, and he grumbled that the premier and his colleagues in government were neglecting him. He was a broken man by his own admission.

In May, Beck quietly slipped back to his home in London, where he attempted to conduct Hydro business by telephone from his bedroom. He weakened rapidly over the summer and died on 15 Aug. 1925 in his 69th year. Beck's passing shocked the province; the seriousness of his condition had not been widely understood. The death announcement occasioned a spontaneous outpouring of grief, with eulogies pouring in from every quarter. His obituaries filled pages in the newspapers. "Canada has not produced a greater man than the late Sir Adam Beck," declared Saturday Night (Toronto) as it enshrined him in the national pantheon along with Sir John A. Macdonald*, Lord Mount Stephen [Stephen], and Sir William Cornelius Van Horne*. Ontario city halls were draped in black, the Hydro shops and offices closed in tribute, and in London business ceased for an hour. Thousands lined the streets for his funeral cortège. The ceremony at St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, attended by all the major political figures of the province, was also broadcast over the radio. As his funeral train mournfully passed from London across Beck's political heartland to Hamilton, where he was to be interred in Greenwood Cemetery under a granite cross beside his wife, farmers and their families paused from their toil and men swept their hats from their heads. The entire Toronto City Council attended his burial. It is a small irony that Beck lies in what he would have considered enemy ground, Hamilton, the last bastion of private power. But for once his wish to be beside his wife overcame his prejudices.

Sir Adam Beck's death marked the end of an unusual period in Ontario politics, one in which the chairman of Hydro had exercised greater power and influence than the premier and commanded a broad-based, populist political following much stronger than any political party. In building Hydro, Beck almost succeeded in creating an institution that was a law unto itself and for a long time it would continue to demonstrate some of the characteristics of independence. He died a wealthy man with an estate valued at more than $627,000, although his manufacturing business had been in decline for some years. His salary from his chairmanship of Hydro over 20 years totalled $197,000. Some of his wealth may have come to him from his wife. After making numerous small bequests to relatives and charities, he left a trust fund of approximately half a million dollars to his daughter and her heirs.

Beck's memory was kept alive by the Ontario Municipal Electric Association, Hydro, and the citizens of London. In 1934 Toronto and the Hydro municipalities raised a splendid monument to him that still commands University Avenue. This brooding statue, by Emanuel Otto Hahn*, and Beck's grave in Hamilton became sites of regular pilgrimages and wreath-laying ceremonies by the heirs and successors to the OMEA as they struggled to perpetuate the notion of Hydro as a municipal cooperative. Hydro publications regularly stressed the vision and legacy of Beck during the era of growth after World War I; eventually the much enlarged power stations at Queenston were renamed Beck No.1 and Beck No.2 in his honour. In London a new collegiate was named after him and a nearby public school was named after Lady Beck. The Women's Sanatorium Aid Society of London built a charming chapel, St Luke's in the Garden, across from the Queen Alexandra Sanatorium in memory of the Becks in 1932. The sanatorium itself became the Beck Memorial Sanatorium in 1948. In print, W. R. Plewman's vivid 1947 biography captured the greatness of Beck and the tempestuous nature of his personality. Merrill Denison*'s commissioned history of Hydro in 1960 established continuity between the transcendent hero figure at the beginning and the transforming, province-girdling corporation Hydro had become in the postwar era.

As the obituaries noted, Hydro itself was Beck's greatest monument. He worried on his deathbed that political partisanship would overcome it and that Hydro as an independent entity would not survive. But in his absence it continued to flourish, firmly rooted in the towns and cities, along the back concessions, and amongst the merchants, workers, farmers, and homemakers of the province. Hydroelectricity generated and delivered by a crown corporation to municipally owned utilities at the lowest cost had become an Ontario institution that would outlive changing governments and passing ideologies. That had largely been Sir Adam Beck's doing.

H. V. Nelles

Sir Adam Beck's publications include Report of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario (1906) and The genesis of the power movement (Report no.ORR\endash 101.\endash 12, 1907), both of which are held at the Hydro One Inc. Corporate Arch. (Toronto). Beck also published The conservation of the water-powers of Ontario: an address delivered by Honourable Adam Beck before the first annual meeting of the Commission of Conservation ([Ottawa, 1910?]; repr. from the first Annual report of the Commission of Conservation, 1910); Hydro-electric power for the farm: special interview with Sir Adam Beck on uses and development of electricity in rural districts ([n.p., 1919?]; repr. from Farm and Dairy (Peterborough, Ont.) 18 Dec. 1919); Re "Murray report" on electric utilities: refutation of unjust statements contained in a report published by the National Electric Light Association entitled, "Government owned and controlled compared with privately owned and regulated electric utilities in Canada and the United States" respecting the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario (Toronto, 1922); Re "Sutherland commission" majority report; statement respecting findings and other statements contained in majority report of the commission (known as the "Sutherland commission") appointed to inquire into the subject of hydro-electric railways (Toronto, 1922); Errors and misrepresentations made by the hydroelectric inquiry commission (known as the Gregory commission) respecting the publicly owned and operated hydro-electric power undertaking of municipalities in the province of Ontario (Toronto, 1925); Misstatements and misrepresentations derogatory to the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario contained in a report published by the Smithsonian Institution entitled "Niagara Falls: its power possibilities and preservation", under the authorship of Samuel S. Wyer, examined and refuted by Sir Adam Beck (Toronto, 1925); A statement by Sir Adam Beck protesting against the exportation of electric power, with special reference to the proposed lease of the Carillon power site (Toronto, 1925); and Unjust and harmful proposals published by authority of an organization known as the Canadian Deep Waterways and Power Association under the chairmanship of Mr. O. E. Fleming, examined and exposed by Sir Adam Beck (Toronto, 1925).

AO, F 5; F 6; F 8; RG 35; RG 55-17-33, 5, 15 May 1885; 1 Jan., 21 May 1888; RG 55-17-57-5, nos.408, 433, 615.
Hydro One Inc. Corporate Arch., Acc. no.90.001 (Report of the commission appointed to inquire into hydro-electric radials), 1921; Acc. no.90.007 (Gregory commission final report), 1924; Report no.ORR\endash 104.11\endash 11 (E. W. B. Snider, chairman, Report of the Ontario Power Commission to the mayors and municipal councils of Toronto, London, Brantford, Stratford, Woodstock, Ingersoll, and Guelph), 28 March 1906.
London Public Library and Art Museum (London, Ont.), London obituaries scrapbook, 1: 7\endash 8.
Univ. of Western Ont. Library, Regional Coll. (London), B4691\endash 94 (legal papers of John William Godfrey Winnett, London, c. 1900\endash 40); B4919\endash 28, X1936\endash (Arthur and Edmund Carty papers, 1838\endash 1974 . . . ), "Notes for a biography of Sir Adam Beck"; VF116 (corr. between Sir Adam Beck and J. W. G. Winnett, 1915, 1918\endash 19, 1921, 1923\endash 25); Will copybook (Middlesex County Surrogate Court), 1922, 1, p.120, no.15529; 1925, 2, p.423, no.17469.
Evening Telegram (Toronto), 17 Oct. 1921, 17 Aug. 1925.
Hamilton Spectator, 8 Sept. 1898, 17 Aug. 1925.
London Advertiser, 8 Sept. 1898, 17\endash 18 Oct. 1919.
London Free Press, 8 Sept. 1898, 18\endash 19 Aug. 1925.
Toronto Daily Star, 17 Oct. 1921, 17 Aug. 1925.
F. H. Armstrong, The Forest City: an illustrated history of London, Canada ([Northridge, Calif.], 1986).
E. B. Biggar, Hydro-electric development in Ontario: a history of water-power administration under the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario (Toronto, [1920]).
E. V. Buchanan, A history of electrical energy in London ([London, 1966]); London's water supply: a history (London, [1968]).
Canadian annual rev.
A. C. Carty, "Sir Adam Beck," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report (Kitchener, Ont.) 13 (1925): 159\endash 66.
City of London, Minutes of council, 1902\endash 4, 1910.
J. T. H. Connor, A heritage of healing: the London Health Association and its hospitals, 1909\endash 1987 (London, 1990).
Merrill Denison, The people's power: the history of Ontario Hydro ([Toronto], 1960).
Directory, London, 1894\endash 1923.
D. E. Dodd, "Delivering electrical technology to the Ontario housewife, 1920\endash 1939: an alliance of professional women, advertisers and the electrical industry" (phd thesis, Carleton Univ., Ottawa, 1989).
E. C. Drury, Farmer premier: memoirs of the Honourable E. C. Drury (Toronto, 1966).
K. R. Fleming, Power at cost: Ontario Hydro and rural electrification, 1911\endash 1958 (Montreal and Kingston, Ont., 1992).
N. B. Freeman, The politics of power: Ontario Hydro and its government, 1906\endash 95 (Toronto and Buffalo, N.Y., 1996).
P. W. Graham, Sir Adam Beck (London, 1925).
C. W. Humphries, "Honest enough to be bold": the life and times of Sir James Pliny Whitney (Toronto, 1985).
Kitchener Light Commissioners, The origin of the Ontario hydro-electric power movement ([Kitchener, 1919]).
London Health Assoc., The story of the Beck Memorial Sanitorium (London, 1949).
The London Hunt and Country Club: a distinguished tradition, ed. Brandon Conron (London, 1985).
H. V. Nelles, The politics of development: forests, mines & hydro-electric power in Ontario, 1849\endash 1941 (Toronto, 1974).
Ontario Hydro, The Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario: its origin, administration and achievements (Toronto, 1928).
W. R. Plewman, Adam Beck and the Ontario Hydro (Toronto, 1947).
Frank Proctor, Fox hunting in Canada and some men who made it (Toronto, 1929).
Queen Alexandra Sanatorium, Annual report (London), 1910\endash 48.
B. S. Scott, "The economic and industrial history of the city of London, Canada, from the building of the first railway, 1855, to the present, 1930" (ma thesis, Univ. of Western Ont., 1930)


Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online 1921-1930 (Volume XV) 
Sir Adam Beck
 
3237 GILLIES, Verta

At the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, formerly of Laurel Street, Cambridge (P), Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1980, Verta Beck, beloved wife of the late James M. GiIlies. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beck of Hespeler. A member of St. John's Anglican Church, Cambridge (P). Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd.. Cambridge. for funeral service Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Jan 1980 pg 31 
Alberta Verta "Verta" Beck
 
3238 GEORGE BECK, president of Beck Cereal Co. Born Preston, Ont. 9 Aug 1854 son of Jacob and Charlotte (Hespeler) Beck. Educated in public schools of Preston. Married at Ingersoll, Ont 1884 Louisa M. Bland; one daughter, Charlotte. Began business career with father, who founded the Beck Cereal Co., became member of the firm 1880 and since death of his father, Mar 21 1906 has been president of the company. Republican, Episcopalian; Residence 1033 Cass Ave


The Book of Detroiters, Albert Nelson Marquis 1914 
George Friedrich Beck
 
3239 BECK, Henry -- On Wednesday, March 30, 1979, at The St. Mary's Hospital, after a brief illness, Henry Beck, in his 80th year, of 524 Ephraim St., Kitchener. Dear husband of the former Elizabeth Schutz; loving father of John Beck of Kitchener and Christine (Mrs. William) Schneider) of Regina, Sask.; brother of Mrs. Christine Reth of West Germany. Also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by two sisters and one brother. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral services in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Eric Rebie will conduct the service. Internment will be made in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Mar 1979 
Henry Beck
 
3240 Jacob Beck was born May 10, 1816 in Weiler, Baden, Germany son of Frederick Beck. His father brought the family to Buffalo about 1825. When about 12 years old began a seven year apprenticeship with a doctor in Troy, New York. In 1835 he followed his family to Doon and in 1839 moved to Preston. He developed a type of water wheel, also an iron works at the foot of Shantz Hill. He later moved to Baden, Ontario producing stoves and furnaces also was the postmaster there.

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

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An enterprising young German came here [Preston] about 1838 by name of Mr. Jacob Beck. He had invented a peculiar kind of waterwheel, small in size but of great power, and its use in several small water powers gave young Mr. Beck quite a reputation. He commenced a small foundry near a saw-mill in the village of New Hope, and finding considerable encouragement came to Preston, where he erected a foundry upon the premises now owned by Peter E. Shantz in Fountain Street. Business increased rapidly, but unfortunately a fire broke out which completely destroyed his flourishing foundry and Mr. Beck, no insurance having been effected, stood once more poor and penniless; but, thanks to the liberality of his neighbors in and around Preston, a subscription was raised, men turned out to help with work and material and in a short time after the fire, Mr. Beck was again in possession of a foundry of considerably larger dimensions than the one destroyed by fire. He did an excellent business, and had men selling his stoves and other wares over a large part of Western Ontario. His means increased at a rapid rate, and he enlarged his premises according to the wants of his business. Some years later he took in as partners two of the young men in his employ, viz: John Clare and Valentine Wahn, and the foundry business continued to prosper for several years. Mr. Beck had in the meantime arranged with Mr. Robert Hunt of the Woolen Mills to improve his water power by heightening the dam and digging a canal from the dam alongside the (Speed River. This canal is still in existence except a small portion of its terminus which has recently been closed. Mr. Beck for the construction of the said canal obtained the privilege of erecting a saw-mill upon Mr. Hunt's premises. This saw-mill Mr. Beck carried on for some time but seeing that a grand scheme that he had in mind could not be carried out, he sold his sawmill to Messrs. Hunt & Elliott. This grand scheme was nothing less than extending the said canal, crossing King Street and Queen Street and erecting along the canal a number of factories and mills. The proprietor of the land positively refused to grant permission to construct such a canal and Mr. Beck was forced to abandon his cherished plan of making Preston a great manufacturing place, such as the Town of Galt is at the present day. Mr. Beck, notwithstanding the good business done in his foundry, became displeased with Preston. The partnership of Beck, Clare & Wahn was abruptly dissolved, the business closed and the affairs of the firm wound up. Each partner obtained his proper share of the assets, which were largely in excess of the liabilities, Mr. Clare a store and other property and Jacob Beck a large sum of money. He went in search of a mill property which he found in Wilmot. There he erected mills, foundry and other industries, and founded a village which he named Baden. The grist-mill built by him was the third grist-mill built with money earned in Preston.

Fifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917 pg 29

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A master mechanical genius, Jacob Beck, born in Baden, Germany, came to Waterloo Township in 1837. He opened a smelting furnace at New Hope (Hespeler), and later established an iron works on Spring Creek, Preston. He invented a turbine water wheel and in partnership with John Clare and Valentine Wahn manufactured stoves at Preston.

In 1854 Beck located a good source of water power on Spring Creek in Wilmot Township and purchased 200 acres. He erected a gristmill and foundry. He subdivided his farm in 1856, sold lots and developed Baden.

Beck was a member of the first board for the 1839 school in Preston, village councillor, councillor Wilmot Township from 1860 to 1864 and Baden postmaster from 1854 to1879. In 1863 he gave the community the deed for land with the courthouse on it for one dollar. This building served as Wilmot Township Hall until 1867 and is now at Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto.

Waterloo Hall of Fame

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Jacob Beck (born Grand Duchy of Baden, 1816), an enterprising young German, came to Waterloo Township in 1837 from Schenectady, N. Y., having come from Germany the year before. He had invented a peculiar water wheel, described as of small size and large power, which soon gave him an enviable reputation. Starting a small foundry in the Village of New Hope he soon transferred to Preston and built a foundry on the premises later owned by Peter E. Shantz, where he did a rapidly increasing business. Unfortunately, a fire completely destroyed his foundry and rendered the proprietor penniless, as he had no insurance. Thanks to the liberality of neighbors a sufficient sum was raised by subscription to enable Mr. Beck to start anew and to have a larger plant than that destroyed by the fire. He soon had a large staff selling his stoves, etc., in Western Canada. With increasing success he enlarged his premises and took into partnership two of his assistants, John Clare and Valentine Wahn. For improving the water power of Robert Hunt, proprietor of the woolen mills in the village, Mr. Beck obtained the privilege to build a saw mill on Hunt's property, which he carried on for some time. Beck evolved a project for a water power canal leading from the Speed River dam and supplying power to mills and factories along it, such was the confidence in those days in the plentiful flow of the river. The scheme for the power canal did not find support. Beck became displeased with Preston, dissolved partnership with Clare and Wahn, Wahn continuing the foundry. He located a good water supply in Wilmot Township, at a place he called Baden, where, beginning in 1856, he soon established a foundry and a grist mill and did a flourishing business. Lovell's Canada Directory of 1857 gives Beck as postmaster at Baden, miller, founder and machinist. Mr. Beck died in 1906. One of his sons is the Hon. Adam Beck, Chairman 'Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, born in Baden, 1857.

First Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1912 pg 12

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A Mechanic named Jacob Beck (Father of Sir Adam) who was married to Jacob Hespeler's sister had invented a waterwheel of revolutionary design, entirely different from the ones then commonly in use which had the merit of developing more power from less flow and head than the ordinary type. He found his new wheel was getting considerable public acceptance and he was looking for a place to make it himself instead of having them made for him by others.

In some way he and Bergey got together and Bergey built this foundry (It may have been built earlier) and rented it to Beck. Historians of the past say that Beck went from New Hope to Preston which statement I hesitate to question. However, one day when Mr. George A. Clare and I were driving along one of the Waterloo Township roads near Strasburg he stopped and tied the horse to a telegraph pole while he and I walked down through a field to the ruins of the old building, where he told me his father first worked when he came to Canada.

While on the spot, Mr. Clare told me how his father, John Clare, happened to come here. It seems that Mr. Beck was making plough shares in his moulding shop and they were not coming out very good and the farmers who bought them were complaining; More or less in desperation, Mr. Beck went to Buffalo and there called on a friend, a Mr. Jewett, I believe, who ran a foundry. He told him his trouble and asked for the loan of a moulder who could make good shares and plow points, for three or four months, till he could get a stock made up ahead.

The Buffalo friend recommended a young German named John Clare who accompanied Mr. Beck back to Canada and he was able to turn out articles that suited the farmers.

Beck, I think, probably went from New Hope to Strasburg (or nearby Aberdeen) and from there later to Preston. My reasoning is that had he gone first to Preston and later to Strasburg, the Clare Bros. Plant would have been at Strasburg instead of at Preston. At the expiration of the arranged period, when there was a big enough pile of shares and points made up ahead, Mr. Clare did not return to Buffalo as originally intended; and for a very good reason. He had fallen in love with a daughter of Mr. Beck and in due course led her to the Altar; and they remained in Preston.

That is the story Mr. George A. Clare told me that day. I have since learned that Mr. John Clare came to this country in 1844 and married Miss Beck in 1845.

Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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DEATH OF JACOB BECK

Mr. Jacob Beck who died in Detroit Iast week after a long and honorable life, was for nearly two generations the mainstay of the village of Baden, in this county, where he conducted a foundry and milling business. He was born in Germany about 92 years ago. When twelve years of age his family removed to the United Stated. At twenty Mr. Beck went to Preston and engaged in the stove and foundry business. Twenty-five years later Mr. Beck founded the present town of Baden, Ont., where he went into the milling business. Under the administration of Sir John A. McDonald, Mr. Beck was entrusted with many Important political issues. He went to Detroit in 1877, still following the milling business. He was successful and became rich. He retired from active business only six years ago. Of his children, Hon. Adam Beck, of London, a member of the Ontario Cabinet, is one; Jacob L. lives in London: Charles in Buffalo; George has been his father's business partner; and a daughter is the wife of Rev. Dickie, pastor in the American Church in Berlin, Germany. Interment was at Preston, where his wife is buried.

Wellesley Maple Leaf, March 29, 1906

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Jacob Friedrich Beck
 
3241 Mrs. Otto Justus - A former resident of Waterloo, Mrs. Otto Justus died Saturday at her home in Detroit. She was born in Waterloo a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beck. Besides her husband there survive two daughters, Grace and Doris, both of Detroit, two brothers and two sisters.

The Waterloo Chronicle Jul 21 1939 pg 3 
Wilhelmine Martha Maria Elizabeth Beck
 
3242 KROETSCH, Katherine (nee Beckberger) "Kay" - Passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre. Kay, a gracious, caring woman who enjoyed being a wife, mother and friend made her transition to eternal life Saturday, April 12, 2008. She experienced 90 years of loving and being loved by her family and friends. Kay, born in Trout Creek, Ontario, lived most of her life in Kitchener as a faithful and active member of St. Anne's and St. Mary's Parishes. She participated as Minister of the Eucharist and was a member of the Catholic Women's League. In her early years, Kay served several lawyers and businesses as legal secretary and bookkeeper; most recently with John Shannon. Devoted wife of the late Elmer Kroetsch (March, 2003). Caring second mother of Patricia (Gerald) Grundy, Kenneth (Danièle), Daniel (Judy), Rosemary (Gordon) Pitts, Joanne (Siegfried) Giebat, Stephen (Catherine) and Vincent (Lydia). Proud grandmother of Carolyn (Mike) Laurie, David (Dana) Grundy, Robert Grundy, Nicholas, Frédéric, Stéphane, Sébastien, Sophie, David, Derek, Kathleen, Shawn and Paul Kroetsch, Claire (Craig) Anderson, Christa (Robin) Dietrich, Matthew Pitts and Christopher and Rebecca Giebat. Special great-grandmother of Elizabeth and Christine Laurie, Magdalena Catella, Cohen Grundy and Olivia and Emma Dietrich. Kay's parents, Paul and Irene (Kroetsch) Beckberger; step-father, George Becker and granddaughters, Monica Grundy and Sarah Grundy-Misselbrook have predeceased her. Victoria Place Retirement Residence had been Kay's home from November 2004 until January 2008. Her closing months have been at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre. A very warm thank you to the staff and friends at both residences for their special care and loving support. Kay's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Evening prayer service at 8:30 p.m. Family prayers will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, April 17 at 9:50 a.m. followed by procession to St. Mary's RC Church (56 Duke St., Kitchener) for Kay's Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Food for Children or St. Mary's RC Church would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Kay's memorial.

The Waterloo Region Record - 15 Apr 2008 
Katherine Beckberger
 
3243 A-2-13 Abraham Becker Letters of Administration of the estate of Abraham Becker, late of the Township of Wilmot, who died on or about the 12th June 1858 at the Township of Wilmot and had at the time of his death a fixed place of abode at the Township of Wilmot, were granted to Anna Becker, of the Township of Wilmot, widow of the said Intestate, she having been first sworn to administer the same….

Letters granted 26th January 1858
Died 12th June 1858
Inventory $86.44¢

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Abraham Becker
 
3244 House was hewn logs. Albert Floyd Becker
 
3245 The sympathy of the pubic goes out to Mr. and Mrs. A. Becker in the death of their infant son last Thursday morning. The child was only two weeks old and had been in excellent health up to a short time before its fatal illness.

Wellesley Maple Leaf, November 26, 1903

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Albert Lenhard Becker
 
3246 Miss Barbara Becker

One of the oldest residents of the Twin Cities, Miss Barbara Becker, 96, formerly of 108 Alma St., died early today at the Lydia St. Nursing Home. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker, she was born at Breslau in1855. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. The last surviving member of the family, she is survived only by nieces and nephews. The body is at the Gruhn Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. A. J. Baetz officiating. Interment will be made in the Preston Cemetery.

Waterloo Record 25 Oct 1952 pg 5 
Barbara Becker
 
3247 Funeral service took place Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, for Katie Becker of Heritage House, St. Jacobs. She died last Monday at the age of 90. Rev. A.L. Conrad officiated; burial was n Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. Born in Waterloo, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Becker. She lived in Waterloo all her life. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers and a sister. Catherina "Katie" Becker
 
3248 Mrs. Catherine Schaefer

The death occurred Thursday evening at seven o'clock of Mrs. Catherine Schaefer, at the home of her son Louis Becker on William Street. Deceased who would have observed her 90th birthday on May 27, was born in Bridgeport. She had been in good health until a month ago when she contracted influenza, which left her in a weakened condition. She is survived by ten children and one sister: John of Ratzburg, Conrad of Dakota, William Kitchener, Adam in Bright, and Theodore and Louis of Preston: Mrs. Michell of Wiarton, Mrs. John Brodrecht in New Hamburg, Mrs. Trippic in Stratford and Mrs. Schmitt in Kitchener. The sister is Mrs. Becker in Milverton. Funeral services will be conducted from Mr. Becker's residence on Monday afternoon at two o'clock, to the Preston cemetery, with Rev. W. H. Knauff officiating.

Kitchener Daily Record 8 May 1931 pg 3 
Catherine Becker
 
3249 MRS. K. B. SCHNEARINGER

PRESTON— Mrs. Katherine Becker Schnearinger, widow of the late Henry Schnearinger, passed away early today at the home of her son, John, on the Breslau road. Mrs. Schnearinger had been in failing health for a year following an accident in which she fractured a leg. An adherent of the Lutheran church, Mrs. Schnearinger is survived by two sons, Fred of Preston, and John, Breslau Road; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Cress and Miss Barbara Becker of Kitchener; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2.30 o'clock on Wednesday at the home of her son, John and burial will be made in the Preston cemetery. Dr. IL A. Sperling of Kitchener will he in charge of services.

Kitchener Daily Record 30 Mar 1936 pg 2 
Catherine Becker
 
3250 BRANDT, Mrs. Christine K. - At Hamilton General Hospital, on Friday, June 21, 1985, Christine Katherine Brandt (nee Becker), formerly of 97 Noecker St., Waterloo, age 83 years. A member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Wife of the late Ervin D. Brandt, who predeceased her in 1966; mother of Harold and his wife Doreen of Hamilton; sister of Henry of Zurich, Valentine of Dashwood, Rudolph of Dashwood, Albert Brandt of New Dundee, Alvin Otto of Roblin, Man., Vernon of Exeter, Martha (Mrs. Rueben Eckstein) of Kitchener, Barbara (Mrs. Fred TenEyck) of Kitchener and Elfreda (Mrs. Gerald Pastorious) of London, Ont.; grandmother of Dale and his wife Kim of Vineland, Jeffrey and Scott, at home. She was predeceased by one son, Elmer in 1942 and one brother Edmund. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Harold Brill officiating. Interment, Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Christine Katyherine Becker
 
3251 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Dec 1994 
Clarence Melvin Becker
 
3252 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.

Gospel Herald -- Volume 83, Number 29 - July 17, 1990 - page 502.  
Clarence Ray Becker
 
3253 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
 
3254 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
 
3255 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
 
3256 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
 
3257 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLI, Number 3 - January 20, 1948, pages 70, 71.  
Elmeda Becker
 
3258 1901 Berlin Census - Erma's name could be Decker Erma L Becker
 
3259 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record  
Frederick Leslie Becker
 
3260 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
 
3261 BECKER, Glen Allan Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the K-W Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Glen Becker of RR#1 New Dundee in his 66th year. Glen was the son of the late Ward and Helen (Jones) Becker. He will be remembered by his sisters Doris and husband Perry Miller of RR#2 Petersburg and Kathy and husband Thom Martz of Roseville. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews Kevin and Wendy, Brad, Amy, Emily, Jeremy, by grandnephews Jordan and Jacksen and by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends. Glen had worked for J.M. Schneiders, Kitchener until his retirement. Relatives and friends may call at the Glendinning Funeral Home , 40 William St., Plattsville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at Plattsville Missionary Church on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Roseville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be sent to www.gffh.ca Glen Allan Becker
 
3262 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.

The Record May 14 2010 
Grace Elizabeth Becker
 
3263 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
 
3264 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.

Email Bonnie Nyp 2014 
Hazel Dell Becker
 
3265 1851 - Henry Becker is staying with Conrad Becker. Henry Becker
 
3266 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
 
3267 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 
Herman Becker
 
3268 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
 
3269 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.

Wellesley 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
 
3270 1901 Berlin Census - Jacob's name could be Decker Jacob Krug Becker
 
3271 He lived in this [Waterloo County] area 28 years ago. John H. Becker
 
3272 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.

Special 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
 
3273 KAUFMAN, Katharine Dorothea

Of 1715 Maple Ridge Rd., Cambridge, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, April 11, 1982, in her 82nd year, Katharina Becker. Beloved wife of the late Christoph Kaufman, dear mother of Eileen (Mrs. Wilmer King), Lavina (Mrs. Howard Wade), Helen (Mrs. Keith Ash), Wilhelmine (Mrs. Don Cupples) and Violet (Mrs. John Agnew), all of Cambridge; dear sister of Mrs. Wilhelmine Fritz of Cambridge and Mrs. Adeline McKeachern of Durham. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Resting at the Coutts and Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrew St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends, today from 2-4 and 7-9 and on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 63 Grand Ave. N., Cambridge, on Wednesday; April 14, at 2 p.m. Interment, Mount View cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Apr 1982 pg 36 
Katharina Dorothea "Katie" Becker
 
3274 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
 
3275 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 Newspaper 29 Sep 1999 pg B4 
Lillian Elizabeth Becker
 
3276 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.

Bonnie Nyp email 2014 
Lloyd Becker
 
3277 Becker/ In Memory of/ Lloyd F. Becker/ 1907-1968/ Beloved Husband of/ Dorothy A. Cousin/ 1913-1997
Northeastern Ontario Gravemarker Gallery

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children (4)
Richard Born 1946 Died 1999, Murray, David, Linda 
Lloyd Frederic Becker
 
3278 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
 
3279 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
 
3280 187 - Margaret Becker is staying with John Ruppel. Margaret Becker
 
3281 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
 
3282 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 Newspaper 28 Aug 1998 pg B4 
Marguerite Martha Becker
 
3283 She was a native of Katzweiler, Palatinate, Kingdom of Bavaria. Maria Elsabetha Becker
 
3284 JOHNS, Marion

Passed away peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, November 11, 1995, Marion Johns of Cambridge, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late John Henry Johns (1990) and dear mother of Audrey Speckeen and husband Frank of Cambridge, Marguerite MacPhee and husband Don of Kingston and Marcia Byrne of Mississauga. Dear sister of Marguerite Wright and Dorothy Ross both of Cambridge and Helen Dodson and husband Harvey of Kitchener. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held at the Corbett Funeral Home Chapel, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, on Monday (today), at 2 p.m., with Rev. Gord Griggs officiating. Cremation followed.

Cambridge Reporter 1995
 
Marion Becker
 
3285 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


The Record Newspaper 20 Jan 1990 
Mary Catherine Becker
 
3286 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
 
3287 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 79, Number 35 - September 2, 1986, p. 601-602 
Maxwell Israel Becker
 
3288 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
 
3289 Miss Myrtle Becker of Nithview Home, New Hamburg, formerly of Roseville, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday, November 8th. She was in her 93rd year.

Miss Becker was an active member of Roseville United Brethren Church and was Roseville correspondent for the Ayr News for many years.

She was predeceased by her parents, Albert Charles and Elizabeth Anne Becker; one sister, Mrs. Olive Shelby and three brothers, Floyd and Melvin of Roseville and Dr. Elmer Becker of Huntington, Ind.

Dear sister of Beulah (Mrs. C. W. Hallman) of New Dundee, Eva (Mrs. Russell Stoltz) of Kitchener. Miss Becker will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Rested at Westmount Funeral Home, Kitchener, then to Roseville United Brethren Church today (Wed.) for service at 2 p.m. Interment in Roseville Cemetery.

The Ayr News Nov 11 1987 pg 15 
Myrtle Becker
 
3290 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


The Record Newspaper 11 Oct 2008 
Myrtle Magdalena Becker
 
3291 "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
 
3292 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
 
3293 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
 
3294 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.


The Waterloo Region Record 1 Jul 2011 
Robert Becker
 
3295 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 "Howard" Becker
 
3296 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
 
3297 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
 
3298 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.


Waterloo Region Record 26 Jan 2010 
Russel Leroy Becker
 
3299 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.


Waterloo Region Record 28 Mar 2011 
Sadie Becker
 
3300 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.


HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXIV, Number 24, December 15, 1887 - pp 381, 382 
Salome Becker
 
3301 1901 Berlin Census - Earl's name could be Decker Stanley Earl Becker
 
3302 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Feb 1980 
Theodore Becker
 
3303 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
 
3304 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Vaughn Becker
 
3305 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
 
3306 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.

History of Kitchener pg 320 
William H. Becker
 
3307 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.

Elmira Signet 29 Jan 1969 pg 12 
William H. Becker
 
3308 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.


Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Elizabeth Becket
 
3309 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
 
3310 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


Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Jean L. "Jeannie" Beckett
 
3311 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
 
3312 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
 
3313 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
 
3314 Sister-in-law of Philip Mogk. Anna Becking
 
3315 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
 
3316 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
 
3317 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
 
3318 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
 
3319 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.


Elmira Advertiser - January, 16, 1909. 
John Julius Beckner
 
3320 Event Description: Heart Disease William Beckner
 
3321 A resident of Bloomingdale most of his life, Charles Bedford, 94, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital following a brief illness.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bedford, he was born in Kitchener, Sept. 4, 1870. He was employed for many years at the McAllister Saw Mill until retiring in 1954. He was a member of Bloomingdale United Church.
His wife, the former Olive McAllister, died in 1946.
He was the last surviving member of his family. A number of nieces and nephews are his only survivors.
The body rested at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where Rev. Dr. Charles L. Lewis of Bloomingdale United Church conducted the service at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial was in Bloomingdale Cemetery.
Elmira Signet 30 Sep 1964 pg 19 
Charles Bedford
 
3322 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.

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Samuel Bedford
 
3323 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.


Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Thomas Bedford
 
3324 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
 
3325 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
 
3326 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
 
3327 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 Newspaper 16 Aug 1994 pg A7 
Isidore W. Beechey
 
3328 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 Newspaper 23 Dec 2005 pg B9 
John Lawrence Beechey
 
3329 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
 
3330 BEECHEY, Reid Aylmer

Passed away peacefully, at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Arthur, on Sunday, January 24, 2010, in his 91st year. Reid will be missed by his loving wife Margaret (nee Nash), of 61 years. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his seven brothers and his parents, Joseph and Mary Ellen Beechey. A lifelong resident of Cambridge; leaving only to serve his country overseas during WWII. As per Reid's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service.

Waterloo Region Record 31 Jan 2010
 
Reid Aylmer Beechey
 
3331 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 Newspaper 24 Oct 2003 pg B7 
Roy E. Beechey
 
3332 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
 
3333 Catherine Beeshy, "is married to David M. Brubacher, a farmer. They reside near St. Jacobs."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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.


Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 2 - April 8, 1915 - pages 30,31 
Catharine Beechy
 
3334 1871 - David Beechy is staying with David Brubacher. David Beechy
 
3335 1871 - Jared Beechy is staying with David Brubacher, Jared Beechy
 
3336 Sarah was the daughter of Elam Beeman, Essex County, Ontario, and Maria Cavanaugh/Kavanaugh, born in Ireland. (no documentation) Sarah Ann Beeman
 
3337 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
 
3338 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
 
3339 Barbara Beeshy, "died young."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Barbara Beeshy
 
3340 David Beeshy, "is married to Magdalena Baumann. They reside at Bluffton, Ohio, where he is foreman in a wagon and sleigh manufacturing establishment."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
David S. Beeshy
 
3341 Elizabeth Beeshy, "was married to Rev. Daniel S. Brubacher. They reside west of St. Jacobs."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Beeshy
 
3342 Hannah Beeshy, "died, aged about 3 years."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Hannah Beeshy
 
3343 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob Albert Beeshy
 
3344 Jaren Beeshy, "was married to Hannah Hembling. They resided at Creedmore where he died."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jared Beeshy
 
3345 Lydia Beeshy, "is married to Peter Bösiger, a farmer. They reside near Pandora P. O., Putnam County, Ohio."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Lydia Beeshy
 
3346 Mary Ann Beeshy, "was married to Benjamin Baumann."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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Mary's body was shipped back to Kitchener, Ontario for burial. 
Mary Ann Beeshy
 
3347 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 May 1982 
George Befurt
 
3348 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
 
3349 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.

Special 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
 
3350 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.


Elmira Advertiser 28 Nov 1908 
Alexander Beggs, Jr.
 
3351 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.

The Record Nov 23 2011 
Hazel Marguerite Beggs
 
3352 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
 
3353 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
 
3354 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
 
3355 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
 
3356 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.

Enterprising 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
 
3357 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
 
3358 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
 
3359 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
 
3360 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.

New Hamburg Independent, February 14, 1958 
Etta May Beilstein
 
3361 Youngest son of Adam Beilstein. Otto Beilstein
 
3362 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 Foundation


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Aug 1996 
Ryan William Beilstein
 
3363 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
 
3364 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
 
3365 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
 
3366 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.

The 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.

The 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

____________________

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
 
3367 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.


Charles S. Bryant, History of the Minnesota Valley, 1882, North Star Publishing Co., Minneapolis, transcribed by Laurie Myres 
Frank Joseph Beisang
 
3368 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.


Shakopee 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.

2aThe Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916 
Leodogarius Beisang
 
3369 List of Letters Remaining in the Waterloo Post Office, C.W. up to the 1st of August, 1849 Ludikar Beisang Leodogarius Beisang
 
3370 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.


Scott County Argus 21 Apr 1905 pg 1 col 4 submitted by Laurie Myers 2011 
Mary Anne Beisang
 
3371 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
 
3372 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.


Shakopee 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.

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

_____________________________

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
 
3373 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Apr 1967 
Addison Beisel
 
3374 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.


Elmira Signet 13 Apr 1939 
Louis Beisel
 
3375 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
 
3376 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.


Elmira Signet 22 Feb 1979 
Norman P. Beisel
 
3377 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.


Elmira Signet 27 Sep 1906 
Peter Beisel
 
3378 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
 
3379 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.


The Record Newspaper 27 Dec 2005 
Stanley Royal Beisel
 
3380 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
 
3381 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 George Beisel
 
3382 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
 
3383 Staying at James Fraser's Inn. Frederick Gustav Beitz
 
3384 Died at his sister's home in Pilkington. Jakob Beitz
 
3385 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 Newspaper 17 Feb 1998 pg B4 
Kenneth Matthew Beitz
 
3386 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
 
3387 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
 
3388 Lived with John & Elisabeth Roos. William Beitz
 
3389 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.


Waterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Charles Belair
 
3390 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.

Wellesley 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
 
3391 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
 
3392 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.


The Record Newspaper 2 Jun 1998 
Kenneth Belk
 
3393 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
 
3394 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.

Newspaper unknown 
Andrew White Bell
 
3395 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
 
3396 1851 - Ann Bell is in same household as Thomas Lake. Ann Bell
 
3397 PICKARD, Mrs. Charles O.

Of 175 Forest Rd., Galt, on Monday, April 17, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Annie Bell, beloved wife of the late Charles O. Pickard and dear mother of Oscar and Verna of Galt; also survived by one brother, Albert of Galt and one sister, Miss Olive Bell of Newmarket; one granddaughter, Lynne (Mrs. O. P. Firmani) of Hamilton, in her 82nd year. Born in Galt and lived there all her life; she was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, also the Ivy Rebekah Lodge of Galt. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston, where service will be conducted on Thursday, April 20, at 2 p.m. Interment in Mount View cemetery, Galt.

Bell,Annie Isabell-Pickard-death-Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Apr 1972 pg 22 
Annie Isabell Bell
 
3398 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
 
3399 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
 
3400 Tombstone Reads 18 Jan 1881 Elizabeth Jane Bell
 
3401 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.

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Gavin Bell
 
3402 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
 
3403 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.

Find A Grave 2015 
Dr. George Parsons Bell
 
3404 Staying at Francis Lowell's Inn. Henry Bell
 
3405 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.

Ayr News Apr 28 1949 pg 2 
James Thomas Bell
 
3406 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, Paris


Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Jane Bell
 
3407 Jane was supposed to have been born in Whitehaven, England. Jane Bell
 
3408 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
 
3409 1871 - John Bell is staying with Walburga Tschirhart. John Bell
 
3410 BELL - In Galt, on Jan. 29th, John Bell, aged 93 years, 3 months and 1 day

The Dumfries Reformer Feb 6 1890

___________________

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
 
3411 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
 
3412 Lived with David W. Eby in 1861 in Kitchener. John Bell
 
3413 John C. Bell Passes

A popular former resident of Blenheim Township, well known in the Ayr district, John Currie Bell died in South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, on Sunday. He was 73 years of age. Born on the 10th Concession of Blenheim, on the farm now owned by Richard Barrie, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bell. Following his marriage to Alberta Stidwell, who predeceased him, they moved to Milton where he operated a feed store for some time. Later Mr. Bell came to Galt where he operated a hardware business in partnership with his brother, the late James Bell, for 16 years. Mr. Bell remained in Galt until a few weeks ago when he moved to Branchton. He attended First United Church and was a member of the Sons of Scotland, the Galt Curling Club and Soper Park Bowling Club. Surviving are a son, W. J. Bell of Branchton; a brother, Roy, of Toronto; three sisters, Mrs. George (Agnes) Lawrence, Ayr, Mrs. W. (Alice) Stahle, Doon, and Mrs. John (Mamie) Gregg of Toronto. Service was held from the Little Funeral Home, Galt, on Tuesday with interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News Aug 30 1956 pg 12 
John Currie Bell
 
3414 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

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
John Walter Bell
 
3415 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
 
3416 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
 
3417 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 Newspaper 16 Jan 2002 pg B7 
Martin Douglas Bell
 
3418 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.


Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Mary Bell
 
3419 Staying at James McMillan's Inn. Mathew Bell
 
3420 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
 
3421 Tombstone Reads 29 Mar 1872 Robert Alexander "Alexander" Bell
 
3422 Staying at James McMillan's Inn. Sarah Bell
 
3423 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

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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
 
3424 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.


Drayton Advocate 20 May 1915 
William B. Bell
 
3425 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
 
3426 The sad death occurred in Ayr, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8.30 a.m., of William Lloyd Bell, eldest son of Mrs. J. J. Hodgson, aged four years and five months. The little fellow, while playing on Monday morning, accidently fell backward into a pail of boiling water, the scalds from which resulted in his death. Much sympathy is extended by the community to the bereaved ones in their sad loss. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 2.30 p.m., to Ayr cemetery.

The Ayr News Oct 1 1914 pg 8 
William Lloyd Bell
 
3427 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.


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1956 
Winnifred Bell
 
3428 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 May 1960

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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.


Gospel Herald, July 26, 1960, Vol. LIII, No. 29, page 655 656 
Daniel Bellar
 
3429 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
 
3430 Lived with William Tilt Daniel Bellchamber
 
3431 1851 - Barbara Beller is staying with Widow Zehr. Barbara Beller
 
3432 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.

Waterloo Chronicle, August 10, 1933 
Elizabeth Beller
 
3433 Originally located at Wellesley, Waterloo County. Constructed around 1870. Original owner, George Bellinger. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mattiussi, 1969 George Bellinger
 
3434 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
 
3435 2nd youngest daughter Wilhelmina Louisa Bellinger
 
3436 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
 
3437 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.

Galt Daily Reporter, October 28, 1910 
Charles Henry Belt
 
3438 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.


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

_______________________________________


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.

The 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
 
3439 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
 
3440 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
 
3441 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.

Gospel 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Oct 1972 
Rev. Allan Bender
 
3442 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
 
3443 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record - 7 Feb 1970 
Anne Marie Bender
 
3444 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.


HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, February 1, 1891 - p. 46, 47 
Annie Bender
 
3445 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.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 11 - June 15, 1945--page 107 
Annie J. Bender
 
3446 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.


The Record Newspaper 5 Jan 2004 
Anson Joel Bender
 
3447 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 25 - June 18, 1996  
Arthur Bender
 
3448 Barbarea Schlegel, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Brenneman) Bender, was born near New Hamburg, Ont., on Nov. 16,1837. She was joined in holy wedlock to Nicolas Schegel of PerthCo., Ont., Feb. 2, 1858, and moved on the homestead in South Easthope where she resided till her death for nearly 70 years. This union was blest with 5 sons and 4 daughters (Magdalena, Nicholaus, Barbara, Jacobina, Jacob, Christian, Catherine, Joseph and Aaron - of whom Barbara and Jacobina preceded the mother in infancy, and Christian died in 1908. They lived in matrimony 38y. 9 m. 10 d., when her husband died, and in widowhood she lived 31 y. 1 m. 4 d., till Dec. 16, 1927; aged 90 y. 1 m. She was called to the heavenly home, which was her great desire. She leaves 4 sons, 2 daughters, 16 grandchildren, and 4 great™grandchildren. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior in her young years and was a faithful sister in the East Zorra Amish Mennonite congregation near Tavistock, Ont., of which she was a life-long member. She was of a cheerful, kind and loving disposition, always had a kind word for every one, and was beloved by every one. Grandma Schlegel, as she was called by every one, is the last of above named family, and relatives are scattered all over the United States and Canada. Pre. John Warye of Ohio and Christ Warye of Iowa were her first cousins. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the East Zorra A.M. Cemetery, adjoining the church, Dec. 20, 1927, when services wereconducted by Brethren D.S. Jutzi (I Pet. 1) Peter Boshart (Rev. 14:13) and Jacob R. Bender (John 14:6) where a large number of friends were gathered together to pay their last tribute to the departed.

Jac. R. Bender

Gospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 41 - January 12, 1928 - pp 894, 895, 896 
Barbara Bender
 
3449 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 4 -January 22, 1991 - pages 13, 14. 
Barbara Bender
 
3450 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
 
3451 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LVII, Number 23 - June 16, 1964, Page 525, 526 
Barbara S. Bender
 
3452 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
 
3453 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.

Listowel Banner, April 10, 1902 
Burkhardt Bender
 
3454 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 75, Number 45 - November 9, 1982, page 774. 
Catherine Bender
 
3455 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 1 - January 2, 1973  
Catherine Bender
 
3456 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."


Gospel HeralD - Vol. XXIII, No. 6 - May 8, 1930, p. 143, 144  
Christian Bender
 
3457 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.

Gospel HeralD - Volume LVII, Number 26 - July 7, 1964 - pp 590, 591 
Christian R. Bender
 
3458 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.

The 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.

Newspaper unknown 
Christian S. Bender
 
3459 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.


Kitchener-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.


Gospel Herald - Volume 69, Number 43 - November 2, 1976 ; page 856  
Christina Bender
 
3460 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
 
3461 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.


Elmira Advertizer 20 Apr 1905 
Christina Bender
 
3462 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
 
3463 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record - 2 Jul 1993 
Clarence Bender
 
3464 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]


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Jan 1982 
Rev. Curtis Leroy Bender
 
3465 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Mar 1979 
Daniel H. Bender
 
3466 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
 
3467 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume V, Number 31 - October 31, 1912 - page 494, 495, 496 
Rev. David B. Bender
 
3468 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.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVIII, No. 7 - May 16,1935 
David M. Bender
 
3469 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.

The Record, March 3, 1998

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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.

Funeral Bulletin of Doreen Bender Snyder
 
Doreen Ann Bender
 
3470 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
 
3471 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

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
 
3472 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
 
3473 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
 
3474 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
 
3475 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 39 - December 24, 1914, page 629 
Elmina Bender
 
3476 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Jul 1990 
Elon Bender
 
3477 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 41 - October 21, 1969, pages 935, 936. 
Elton Lewis Bender
 
3478 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 Newspaper 24 Jun 1994 pg A17 
Evelyn Catharine Bender
 
3479 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 1 - January 6, 1970, page 23, 24  
Ezra Bender
 
3480 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.


theMennonite, December 11, 2001, page 16, Vol. 4, No. 46. 
Fanny Bender
 
3481 RELI: _CONFIDENTIAL Y George Jacob Bender
 
3482 BENDER, Gerald "Gerry" Gerald Melvin "Gerry" Bender, 76, of Tavistock and formerly of Innerkip passed away at LHSC Victoria Hospital, London on Friday, May 27, 2011. He was born in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County on August 13, 1934 a son of the late Melvin W. and Mabel (Roth) Bender. Gerry had worked at Canada Sandpaper in Plattsville for twenty five years; had been a long time member of Drumbo Men's Choir; was a member of Tavistock Mennonite Church and a former member of Innerkip United Church and was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, the former Verna Mae Brenneman, whom he married on June 23, 1956; four children, Gwen and husband Neal Hallock, Gayle and husband Richard "Dick" Ernst, all of Innerkip, Glenna and husband Paul Roth of Tavistock, Greg and wife Karen Bender of RR#6, Woodstock; thirteen grand-children; two great-granddaughters; one brother, John and wife Janet Bender of Ailsa Craig; three sisters, Elaine and husband Dan Zehr of Abbotsford, B.C., Janice and husband Aden Brubacher of Elmira, Darlene Ropp of London; brothers-in-law, Ken Schwartzentruber of New Hamburg, Jerry Ropp of Edmonton, AB, and several "Brenneman" brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by sisters, Grace Schwartzentruber, Mary and husband Robert Johnson and Doreen Ropp; brother, Ray Bender and brother-in-law, John Ropp. Relatives and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Tavistock Mennonite Church on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Paul Adams, assisted by the Rev. Maya Landell, will officiate. Cremation will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655- 2431. Gerald Melvin "Gerry" Bender
 
3483 BENDER, Gilbert Joseph Born on October 13, 1922 near St. Clements, Ontario to both the late Andrew (1951) and Mathilda (nee Scheffner 1963) Bender. Gib passed away peacefully on April 10, 2015 at the age of 92 at his residence. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Angela Nellie (nee Zarzycki) Bender in 1999 after 54 years of marriage. Gilbert is survived by his children; Gary (Doreen), Glen (late Judy - 2008), Brian (Debbra), Jeff (Bonnie), and Denise Reinhart (Charlie). Grandfather of James, Deirdre, Carrie-Lee, Tammy, Julie, Michael, Kevin, Kristina, Angel, Emily, Derek, Ryan, Anthony and Jackie. Great-grandfather of Kyle, Dillon, Steven, McKenzie, Victoria, Lily, Brooke, Danica, J.J., Tyson, Tavia, Reese, Benjamin and Devyn. Great- great-grandfather of Ethan. Brother of Louise (late Hubert) Feeney. Gib will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, whom he loved; and his long time friend Hans Bruhin. He was predeceased by his sisters Irene (late Henry) Brenner and Rita (late Bob) Golds and brother Carl (late Helen) Bender. Gib leaves behind a legacy that includes his love and friendship with everyone he met, his dedication to his family, his love of all children (and their antics), his willingness to help anyone in need and his love of God. Gilbert's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8:45 p.m. Prayers will also be offered at the funeral home on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 12:20 p.m. followed by procession to St. Anne's RC Church, 268 East Ave., Kitchener for a Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Following the interment at Parkview Cemetery a reception will be held at the church. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Anne's RC Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of Emmanuel Village for making his last years of life such a joy. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Gib's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 13 Apr 2015 
Gilbert Joseph Bender
 
3484 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.


The Waterloo Region Record 13 Oct 2008 
Gladwin Bender
 
3485 SCHWARTZENTRUBER, Grace Magdalene (Bender) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Wednesday March 9, 2005 at Freeport Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Grace resided in New Hamburg and was born there 74 years ago on September 5, 1930, a daughter of the late Melvin W. Bender and Mabel (Roth) (Bender) Litwiller. Beloved wife of Kenneth Schwartzentruber, whom she married June 2, 1951. Loving mother and grandmother of Virginia A. (D. Michael) Hostetler and children Stefan and Sofia of Nazareth, Israel; Wilda (Willie) K. (Winfred) Stoltzfus and children Marcos, Tomas, Bia, Carla, Raquel, Davi and Lucas of Bellefontaine, Ohio; Michele R. (Sandro) Rizoli and children Lucas and Eric of Toronto; K. Daniel Schwartzentruber of New Dundee and children, Alyssa, Jeremy and Tyler and their mother Annette Schwartzentruber of Mannheim. Dear sister of Elaine (Dan) Zehr, Gerald (Verna) Bender, John (Janet) Bender, Jan (Aden) Brubacher and Darlene (John) Ropp. Also remembered by in-laws Vernon (June) Schwartzentruber, Leonard (Delphine) Schwartzentruber, Eleanor (Jerry) Roth and Jerry Ropp as well as nieces, nephews, and countless loved ones in Brazil. Grace was predeceased by brother Ray Bender, sisters Mary and her husband Bob Johnston, Doreen Ropp, granddaughter Paula Rizoli, brother-in-law Lyle Schwartzentruber and step-father Milton Litwiller. Grace and Ken served in Brazil with the Mennonite church for 32 years in bookstore and church ministry. Grace was a lifelong and active member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden where she was an elder, interim pastor and editor of the church newspaper. She enjoyed music, volunteering, organizing tour groups, and using her leadership skills in many other areas. Grace was an enthusiastic, positive person who enjoyed people and extended hospitality to all. She will be greatly missed. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg tonight (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. and again Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Sunday March 13, 2005 at Steinmann Mennonite Church at 2:30 p.m. with Pastors Steve Drudge, Myrna Miller and Ilene Bergen officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nazareth Village, Mennonite Central Committee or Steinmann Mennonite Church. Grace Magdalene Bender
 
3486 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.

New Hamburg Independent 17 Apr 1959 pg 17 
Ivan Isaac Bender
 
3487 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.


THE ELMIRA ADVERTISER September 1, 1898 
Jacob Bender
 
3488 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume L, Number 9 - February 26, 1957 - page 213, 214, 215 
Jacob B. Bender
 
3489 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 18 - July 30, 1914, page 295 
Bishop Jacob M. Bender
 
3490 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 2 - Jan. 13, 1953 ---- page 45, 46. 
Jacob R. Bender
 
3491 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.

Gospel Herald - Vol LIII Number 27 - July 5, 1960 - Page 615, 616  
Jacobena "Bena" Bender
 
3492 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
 
3493 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.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 8 - May 24, 1934, page 174, 175, 176 
John H. Bender
 
3494 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume X, Number 8 - May 24, 1917, page 143 
John M. Bender
 
3495 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 8 - February 25, 1969 - pages 191, 192 
John Y. Bender
 
3496 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 39 - September 30, 1958-page 938, 939, 940  
Joseph J. Bender
 
3497 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
 
3498 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 13 - March 28, 1995, page 14 
Joseph Ormas Bender
 
3499 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
 
3500 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.


The Mennonite December 5, 2000, page 20, Vol. 3, No. 45 
Laura Bender
 
3501 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
 
3502 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
 
3503 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
 
3504 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Mar 1998 
Lloyd Bender
 
3505 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
 
3506 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
 
3507 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?]


Family Bible Entry Newspaper clipping [most likely from the Berliner Journal newspaper] 
Louisa Bender
 
3508 BENDER, Louisa (1930-2013) Louisa passed away suddenly on February 3, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Donald J. Bender (2002). Predeceased by grand-daughter, Emilee Bender (2010). Louisa will be dearly missed by her children: Ken and Linda Bender, Lynette and Leonard Albrecht, Beverly and John McDowell, Evelyn and Norm Mondor, Paulette Bender, Rosalee Bender and Joe Mihevc, Amy Bender, Leslie Bender-Clark and Paul Clark, Jonathan Bender and Karen Temple; her 23 grand-children; 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Miriam Yutzi, and her sister-in-law, Verna Bender. Louisa is also predeceased by her parents, Peter and Lydia (Brenneman) Bender, and her siblings: Percy and Alma Bender; Martha and Earl Mayer; Mildred and Lloyd Erb; Earlus Yutzi; Marilla and Al Moreash; and Warren Bender. Friends are invited to share a time of visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, February 7th, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First Mennonite Church, 800 King St. W., Kitchener on Friday, February 8th, 2 p.m. A viewing prior to the service will begin by 1 p.m. Reception will follow the service. Cremation and burial will take place at First Mennonite on a later date. Condolences for the family and in lieu of flowers, donations to Mennonite Central Committee may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Louisa Bender
 
3509 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 6 - May 6, 1947, page 126, 127 
Lydia Bender
 
3510 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.

Gospel HeralD - Volume LVII, Number 27 - July 14, 1964 - pg 615  
Lydia Bender
 
3511 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
 
3512 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.

Gospel 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jan 1967 
Lydian Bender
 
3513 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 34 - August 28, 1962; pages 767, 768. 
Magdalena Bender
 
3514 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.


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Dec 1992 
Mahlon Bender
 
3515 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LXV, Number 25 - June 20, 1972, pages 539, 540. 
Manassa S. Bender
 
3516 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 17 - April 28, 1970, page 395, 396  
Marcus Gordon Bender
 
3517 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 Newspaper 30 Mar 1999 pg B4 
Margaret Marie Bender
 
3518 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 52 - March 24, 1921 - page 1030, 1031 
Maria "Mary" Bender
 
3519 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.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 49 - March 4, 1926 - pages 1006, 1007 
Mary Bender
 
3520 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."

Gospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 51 - March 22, 1928 - pp 1102,1103 
Mary Bender
 
3521 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.


Funeral 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.


Gospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 41 - January 12, 1928 - pp 894, 895, 896 
Mary Ann Elizabeth Bender
 
3522 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
 
3523 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
 
3524 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.

GOSPEL 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.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Jan 1979 
Matilda Katie Bender
 
3525 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.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXI, No. 4 - April 28, 1938, Page 94, 95 
Mattie Bender
 
3526 Bender.- Melvin W., son of Noah S. and Magdalena (Ruby) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Jan. 21, 1907; died at Strathroy General Hospital, Strathroy, Ont., Nov. 17, 1967; aged 60 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Oct. 15, 1929, he was married to Mabel Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 10 children (Grace-Mrs. Kenneth Schwartzentruber, Elaine-Mrs. Daniel Zehr, Mary-Mrs. Robert Johnston, Janice-Mrs. Aden Brubacher, Doreen-Mrs. Jerry Ropp, Gerald, John, Darlene, Cynthia, and George), 14 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Verda, Mrs. Reuben Gingerich, and Mrs. Curtis Gingerich), and 5 brothers (Reuben, Elton, Curtis, Ervin, and Ezra). He was preceded in death by one son (Ray). Funeral services were held at the Nairn Church, Nov. 20, with Wilfred Schlegel and Mel Otterbein officiating Melvin William Bender
 
3527 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.


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Mar 1993 
Mervin L. Bender
 
3528 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.

The Goderich Star, Thursday, June 12, 1924 
Michael Bender
 
3529 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.


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Jan 1982 
Nelson Christian Bender
 
3530 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 34 - August 24, 1954 --- page 814, 815  
Noah J. Bender
 
3531 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
 
3532 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 2 - January 14, 1997 
Orie Leon Bender
 
3533 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
 
3534 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.


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Sep 1990 
Percy Bender
 
3535 Bender, Peter Z., son of Joseph R. and Bena (Zehr) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Aug. 3, 1899; died of a heart attack at University Hospital, London, Ont.; aged 80y. On Jan. 24, 1921, he was married to Lavina Erb, who died on May 1, 1978. Also surviving are 3 sons (Howard, Donald, and Merlin), 3 daughters (Florence-Mrs. Earl Schlegel, Audrey-Mrs. Daniel Wagler, and Isabel-Mrs. Vernon Ruby), 39 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Bena). He was preceded in death by one brother (David) and a grandson. He was a member of Tavistock Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at East Zorra Mennonite Church on Jan. 27, in charge of Gordon Bauman and Vernon Zehr; interment in East Zorra Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 10 - March 4, 1980, page 198 
Peter Z. Bender
 
3536 Bender, Ray Noah, son of Mabel and Melvin W. Bender, Ailsa Craig, Ont., was born at New Hamburg, Ont., July 23, 1939; was instantly killed while at work on road construction about two miles from home on July 16, 1957; aged 17 y. 11 m. 23 d. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 2 brothers, and 6 sisters (Grace-Mrs. Kenneth Schwartzentruber, and Elaine-Mrs. Daniel Zehr, both of Goshen, Ind.; Mary, Janice, Doreen, and Darlene, at home; Gerald at London; and John, at home), and his grandfather (Noah S. Bender, New Hamburg). He accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Nairn A. M. Church in 1949. His pleasing personality and smile for everyone is greatly missed in the home, church, and community. Funeral services were held at the Nairn Church on July 19, with John Litwiller and Wilfred Schlegel officiating. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume L, Number 41 - October 8, 1957 - page 862, 863 
Ray Noah Bender
 
3537 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.

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXI, Number 14 - April 9, 1968, Pages 331-332  
Reuben Valentine Bender
 
3538 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
 
3539 BAUMAN, Ruby M. - Passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre, Elmira, on Friday, October 14, 2005, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her husband, Edward Bauman (1993). Beloved mother of Audrey and Ronald Tolton of Southampton and Margaret and Glen McKee of Elmira. Cherished Grandma of five grandsons, Terry (Margaret) and Jason (Lisa) Tolton, Blair (Lori), Kent and Grant McKee, and two great-grandchildren, Kayla and James McKee. Dear sister of Violet Martin of Fergus, and sister-in-law to Mary Bender of Guelph and Earl Bauman of St. Jacobs. Predeceased by parents, Jacob and Annie Bender; brother, Harry Bender and sister, Ella Allan. There will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, with Pastor George Grierson officiating followed by interment at Elmira Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Childrens Homes International, Box 42, 25 Industrial Drive, Elmira, N3B 2Z5.1

THE RECORD - Oct. 17, 2005 
Ruby Margurite Bender
 
3540 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
 
3541 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
 
3542 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 4 - January 23, 1973 
Sarah R. Bender
 
3543 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
 
3544 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume V, Number 31 - October 31, 1912 - page 494, 495, 496 
Simon Bender
 
3545 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 6 - February 11, 1958 - page 142, 143  
Solomon Bender
 
3546 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
 
3547 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.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 48 - February 24, 1927, pages 1022, 1023 
Solomon M. Bender
 
3548 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
 
3549 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
 
3550 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Nov 1978 
Wilmer Bender
 
3551 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 Newspaper 2 Feb 1999 pg B4 
Adam Bendus
 
3552 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 Newspaper 6 Apr 1996 pg D13 
Ralph J. Bendus
 
3553 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 Newspaper 16 Apr 2005 pg B7 
Stella Marie Bendus
 
3554 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 Newspaper 22 Sep 2001 pg B19 
Gladys Evelyn Benedict
 
3555 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
 
3556 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.

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Nicholas Benedict
 
3557 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
 
3558 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
 
3559 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
 
3560 Lionel C. Benjamin

PRESTON, Lionel Charles Benjamin, 148 Wellington St., died at Victoria Hospital, London, Ont., Friday. He was 69. Born in Edrian, N.D., he had lived here since February. Before that he lived in London and Kitchener. Surviving are his wife, the former Monda Hallman; three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Farrish and Mrs. Isabel Weber, both of Waterloo and Mrs. Eleanor Mitchell of Preston: three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, where funeral and commital service will be conducted Monday, at 2 p.m Burial will be in Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 May 1971 pg 27 
Lionel Charles Benjamin
 
3561 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
 
3562 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.

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.


Cambridge 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
 
3563 Anna Benner, "was married to William Clarke. They resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Anna Benner
 
3564 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].
 
Barbara Benner
 
3565 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Jul 1976 
Bertha Maria Benner
 
3566 Catharine Benner, "was born June 9th, 1832. She is married to Elisha Hewitt, a farmer. They reside near West Montrose, Ontario."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catharine Benner
 
3567 Evannah Benner, "the youngest of old Philip Benner's children, was married and moved west. No report of family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Evannah Benner
 
3568 George Benner, "resided in Bridgeport, Ontario, for some years, then he moved to Illinois."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
George Benner
 
3569 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"

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

_____________________

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.

Herbert 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.

The Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Jacob Benner
 
3570 John Benner, "resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he died."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John Benner
 
3571 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John B. Benner
 
3572 Joseph Benner, "resided in Woolwich Township, but moved to Illinois many years ago. Names of his wife and children were not received"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Benner
 
3573 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph B. Benner
 
3574 Lived with Benjamin Eby. Maria Benner
 
3575 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Maria Benner
 
3576 Maria Benner, "was married but never lived in Canada. No report of her whereabouts."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Maria Benner
 
3577 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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
 
3578 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 519-745-8445

Waterloo Region Record 7 Mar 2011 
Stanley Longacre Benner
 
3579 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Victoria Benner
 
3580 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
William Benner
 
3581 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
 
3582 SMITH, Mrs. Agnes

Of 59 Concession St., Cambridge, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, April 30, 1977, in her 68th year, Agnes Bennett, beloved wife of the late Major John Ferguson and the late Alex Smith. Dear mother of Harry and John Ferguson of Cambridge and dear step-mother of Patsy (Mrs. James Bennett) and Carolyn (Mrs. Gordon Gittings), both of Cambridge; dear sister of Robert Bennett and Jane (Mrs. Edward Malcheske), both of Cambridge. Also survived by two grandchildren. Resting at the Coutts and Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrew St., Cambridge, where funeral and committal services will he held on Tuesday, May 3, at 11 a.m. Interment Mount View cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 May 1977 pg 33 
Agnes Bennett
 
3583 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
 
3584 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
 
3585 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
 
3586 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
 
3587 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
 
3588 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
 
3589 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.


Email of Beth Mills 2012 
Charlotte Ann Bennetto
 
3590 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.

www.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.


paper unknown 
Albert Charles Benninger
 
3591 George lived with his son in Waterloo Township, Ontario in 1851 George Benninger
 
3592 Lived with Andrew Benninger in 1852 in Waterloo Township. Jacob Benninger
 
3593 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.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 8 August, 1977 
Margaret M. Benninger
 
3594 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
 
3595 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
 
3596 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
 
3597 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
 
3598 Nov. 26 1880 Carl Berberick died in New Germany at age of 58 years, of consumption, after a long illness. Carl Berberich
 
3599 Catherine is reported to have been born in Kuelsheim Baden Germany, docuementation needed. Catharina Francisca Berberich
 
3600 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
 
3601 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.

Berliner 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
 
3602 Magnus is reported to have been born in Uissigheim, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, documention needed. Joseph "John" Berberich
 
3603 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
 
3604 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."


The Record Newspaper , February 23, 2004 
Pearlous Berberich
 
3605 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 1854

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber 
Corneli Berchly
 
3606 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 Newspaper 7 Sep 1994 pg A11 
Annie Mary Lizzie Berdux
 
3607 GLEBE, Esther Ruth

With quiet grace peacefully in the presence of her family, at Chateau Gardens in London on December 13, 2012, Esther Ruth Glebe passed away in her 92nd year. Devoted wife and best friend of the late Oliver George Glebe. Remembered with treasured love by her daughter, Judi Barker and her husband Grant and by her grandchildren, Sarah Barker-Brown and her husband Campbell Brown of Louisville, Kentucky and Laura Kennedy and her husband Michael Kennedy of Toronto, Ontario to whom she was affectionately known as “Nana“. Dear great grandmother to Madison and Chandler Brown and Charlie and Sam Kennedy. Predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Miller and Helen Kraehling and survived by her brother Ralph Berdux of Stratford, her sister, Norma Peterson and her husband Gil of Huntsville, her sister Kay Lichty and her husband Norm of Grand Bend and by many nieces and nephews. The most treasured aspect of her life was her family. Her kind and fun loving spirit, unwavering support, generosity, compassion and constant devotion were Mom's gifts to all of us through her lifetime. Mom also taught us about style as evident in her fashionable dress, the way she decorated her house and even to the way she beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts. As a resident of Kitchener, Mom was a member of the Westmount Golf and Country Club, the Canadian Cancer Society - Kitchener-Waterloo Branch, a life member of the Garden Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, where she won many awards, for her flower arrangements and garden designs and as well a long time member and Sunday school teacher, at St. Stephens Lutheran Church. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nicholls and all the staff and caregivers of Magnolia Unit within Chateau Gardens. Your compassion and attention to Esther's care during the last nine years of her life are profoundly appreciated. A private family funeral will be held at RATZ-BECHTEL FUNERAL HOME, 621 King Street West, Kitchener on December 22, 2012 with interment to follow at Memory Gardens, Breslau.

Waterloo Region Record 22 Dec 2012 
Esther Ruth Berdux
 
3608 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
 
3609 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
 
3610 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
 
3611 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
 
3612 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
 
3613 "inconu" probably is French for unknown. Philip Berdux
 
3614 BERDUX, Ralph

Ralph Kenneth Berdux, age 94 of Stratford passed away peacefully at Spruce Lodge on September 5, 2013. Ralph was born in Wellesley, September 29, 1918, son of the late George Berdux and the former Leonora Schmidt. Beloved husband of the late Laverne (Leinweber) Berdux, who predeceased him September 14, 1998. Loving father of Barbara Marshall (Laverne) and Jim Hanlon. Grandfather of Jeffrey Marshall (Krista), Jodi-Lynn Menchenton (Dan), Tamara Mann (Les), Alicia Moore (Steve), Graham Hanlon (Brittany). Great grandfather of Cassie, Amanda, Kendra and Kylen Menchenton, Brooklyn, Madison, Sydney Marshall, Cierra Mann, Kobe and Audrianna Hanlon. Dear brother of Kathleen Lichty (Norman) and Norma Peterson (Gil). Also survived by a sister-in-law Betty Leinweber and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife he was predeceased by sisters; Dorothy Miller (Gil), Helen Kraehling (Walter), Esther Glebe (Oliver), by brothers-in-law, Ken Leinweber and Earl Leinweber (Dorothy). Ralph served as Sergeant in the Air Force during World War II. His life's passion was woodworking. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade. He was a former member of Centennial United Church, Stratford. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, on Sunday, September 8, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, at 11 a.m. Rev. Tom Beecroft will officiate. Interment in Avondale Cemetery.

Berdux,Ralph Kenneth-death-Beacon Harold 2013 
Ralph Kenneth Berdux
 
3615 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
 
3616 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
 
3617 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Aug 1973 
Alexander Berg
 
3618 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 Henry Berg
 
3619 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Aug 1965 
Catherine Berg
 
3620 HOLCAPFEL, Mrs. Catherine

At the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, Catherine Berg, of 159 Allison Ave., Galt, in her 66th year, wife of the late Philip Holcapfel; dear mother of Catherine (Mrs. Marcel Bouckhuyt) of Oakville; dear sister of Henry Berg of Paris; grandmother of Karen and Rachel. Resting at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. N., Galt. Funeral service on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., with interment in Mount View cemetery, Galt.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Oct 1973 pg 31 
Catherine Berg
 
3621 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

__________________________

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

New Hamburg Independent, February 27, 1920 
Catherine Berg
 
3622 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.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 
Conrad K. Berg
 
3623 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Jul 1988 
Gordon Christian Berg
 
3624 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.


The Record Newspaper 19 Sep 1996 
Herbert Conrad Berg
 
3625 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
 
3626 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.

The Record 6 Mar 1995 
Irene Hilda Berg
 
3627 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
 
3628 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 May 1978 
Ivan Conrad Berg
 
3629 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
 
3630 Son of Konrad Berg and Anna Katharina Schmitt Johan Peter "Peter" Berg
 
3631 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
 
3632 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.

Kitchener-WaterlooRecord 3 Feb 1952 
Leah Louisa Berg
 
3633 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
 
3634 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.

Chronicle-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
 
3635 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
 
3636 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
 
3637 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.


The Record Newspaper 27 Jun 1994 
Vera Catherine Berg
 
3638 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Aug 1981 
Walter Berg
 
3639 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Jun 1981 
Walter C. Berg
 
3640 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 40 - December 30, 1920, page 791 
Catharina Berge
 
3641 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/-

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Heinrich S. "Henry" Berge
 
3642 Bergen Electric Robert Bergen
 
3643 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
 
3644 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
 
3645 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
 
3646 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...

http://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
 
3647 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.


Elmira Signet 20 Jun 1974 
Horst Roy Berger
 
3648 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.com

Waterloo Record Record 29 Oct 2010 
Margaret Julianna Berger
 
3649 .....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
 
3650 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 Newspaper 2 Feb 1998 pg B3 
Joseph Edwin "Joe" Berges
 
3651 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
 
3652 Abraham Bergey, " was of unsound mind."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Bergey
 
3653 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 7, April 1, 1897 - Page 109, 110, 111 
Abraham Bergey
 
3654 Abraham Bergey," resides at Alton, Michigan, where he is managing a commission store. He is married to Eliza Johnston. They have three children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Bergey
 
3655 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Bergey
 
3656 Abraham Bergey,"was born February 15th, 1871, and died March 23rd, 1873."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Bergey
 
3657 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.

Gospel Herald, May 7, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.6 - page 126, 127 
Amelia B. Bergey
 
3658 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Anna Bergey
 
3659 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Annie Bergey
 
3660 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Barbara Bergey
 
3661 Catharine Bergey, " is married to Patrick Melia. They reside at Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas. Their family consists of five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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...........


Newspaper unknown  
Catharine Bergey
 
3662 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catharine Bergey
 
3663 Catharine Bergey, " was born January 8th, 1810"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catharine Bergey
 
3664 Catharine S. Bergey," was married to Abraham Hunsberger."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catharine S. Bergey
 
3665 Christian Bergey , " nothing known of his descendants."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Christian Bergey
 
3666 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.


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Daniel Bergey
 
3667 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.

The 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.


Gospel Herald Volume 73, Number 20 - May 13, 1980, page 398  
David Dalton Bergey
 
3668 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".

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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.

Gospel 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"

Fretz, Joseph C. "Bergey, David (1845-1932)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 12 Nov 2005  
Deacon David E. Bergey
 
3669 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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.


Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Elias Bergey
 
3670 Elizabeth Bergey, " was born in 1816, and died in infancy."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3671 Elizabeth Bergey, " was born January 22nd, 1808, and died October 27th, 1817"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3672 Elizabeth Bergey, "was born March 8th, 1821, and died in 1848."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3673 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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.


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 48 - March 1, 1946, pages 942, 943. 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3674 Elizabeth Bergey," was married to Daniel Hagey. Her descendants are all in Canada."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3675 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Bergey
 
3676 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Emanuel Bergey
 
3677 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 13 - June 25, 1914 - p. 207, 208 
Eva Bergey
 
3678 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.

The Gospel Witness - Volume 3, Number 30 October 23, 1907 - page 479, 480 
Ezra Bergey
 
3679 Gideon Bergey," was born October 14th, 1849, and died April 23rd, 1852."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Gideon Bergey
 
3680 Gideon Bergey,"was born June 20th, 1855, and died December 29th, 1857."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Gideon Bergey, II
 
3681 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
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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 14 - April 4, 1950 ----- page 334, 335 
Gilbert Bergey
 
3682 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Nov 1981 
Grant Garfield Bergey
 
3683 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.

Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 52 - March 27, 1909 
Hannah Bergey
 
3684 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".

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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
 
3685 Hannah S. Bergey," was married to John Bingeman."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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.


Herald of Truth - Volume V, Number 8 - August, 1868, page 127, 128 
Hannah S. Bergey
 
3686 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Hans Bergey
 
3687 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Bergey
 
3688 Henry Bergey, "was born January 16th, 1813, and died March 10th, 1883."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Bergey
 
3689 Henry Bergey," resides at Caledonia, Michigan. He is married to Almeda Stapel and has a family of five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Bergey
 
3690 Hettie S. Bergey, " was married to Conrad Dotterer."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Hettie S. Bergey
 
3691 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 May 1978 
Ida Bergey
 
3692 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac Bergey
 
3693 Isaac Bergey, "was born January 6th, 1861, and died August 21st, 1862."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac Bergey
 
3694 Isaac Bergey, "was born October 3rd, 1802"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac Bergey
 
3695 Isaac Bergey,"was born January 21st, 1846. He is married to Harriet Madrick and resides at Deanville, Michigan. They have two children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac B. Bergey
 
3696 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].
Isaac Bergey, " was born March 30th, 1812, and died March 18th, 1874."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac W. Bergey
 
3697 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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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.


HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XLI, No. 14, March 31, 1904 - pp 111,112 
Jacob Bergey
 
3698 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob E. Bergey
 
3699 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John W. Bergey
 
3700 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jonas Bergey
 
3701 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,"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jonas S. Bergey
 
3702 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Bergey
 
3703 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."

Gospel Herald - Volume V, Number 49 - March 6, 1913 - page 783, 784 
Lavina Bergey
 
3704 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].


______________________


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.


The Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXVI, No. 16, August 15, 1899 - pages 254 
Leah Bergey
 
3705 Leah Bergey," was born February 14th, 1850, and died August 21st, 1854."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Leah Bergey
 
3706 Louisa Bergey, "is married to Jacob S. Gingerich. They reside on the old "Gingerich" farm near Preston. They have had six children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

______________

"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.

Funeral Card of Louisa Bergey From: Doon Heritage Crossroads, Accession Number: X.961.353.001 
Louisa Bergey
 
3707 Lovina Bergey," was born August 31st, 1840. She is married to Angus McDonald. They reside at Cadillac, Michigan. To them were born seven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Lovina Bergey
 
3708 Lydia Bergey," was born August 9th, 1862. She is not married and resides at home with her parents."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Lydia E. Bergey
 
3709 Magdalena Bergey,"was married to Andrew Schwartz. Her descendants are to be found in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Magdalena Bergey
 
3710 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 £40/17/6

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Mahlon Bergey
 
3711 Margaret Bergey, "was married to Jacob Pannebecker."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Margaret Bergey
 
3712 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. .."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Maria "Mary" Bergey
 
3713 Mary Bergey, " was born 1804, and died April 4th, 1878"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Bergey
 
3714 Mary Bergey, " was born in 1820, and died in infancy."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Bergey
 
3715 Mary Bergey, "was married to Isaac Gerhardt. None of her descendants in Canada."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Bergey
 
3716 Mary Bergey," was married to Lawrence Schelley."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Bergey
 
3717 Mary Ann Bergey," is married to Levi Miller. They reside near Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. They have no family. "


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Ann Bergey
 
3718 Mary S. Bergey, "was married to Abraham Wenger."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary S. Bergey
 
3719 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
 
3720 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
 
3721 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

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

_______________

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.

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

___________________________

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..

Tenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1922, pages 213 - 224. 
Michael Bergey
 
3722 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
 
3723 Nancy Bergey," the youngest in the family, is married to Dr. John Morey. They reside in Isabella County, Michigan. They have one son.."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nancy Bergey
 
3724 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nathaniel Bergey
 
3725 Novilla Bergey," is married to William Seibert, a blacksmith. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan. Their family consists of five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Novilla Bergey
 
3726 Peter Bergey," a farmer, resides at Bowen, Michigan, and is married to Margaret Seibert. They have a family of six children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Peter Bergey
 
3727 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rachel Bergey
 
3728 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
 
3729 Samuel Bergey,"nothing known of his descendants."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Samuel Bergey
 
3730 Sallie Bergey," was married to Henry M. Clemmer. Her descendants are all in Canada."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Bergey
 
3731 Sarah Bergey, " was born March 9th, 1806"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Bergey
 
3732 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Bergey
 
3733 Sarah Bergey," was born June 13th, 1852, and died August 27th, 1854."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Bergey
 
3734 Sarah Bergey,"was married to Jesse Pannebecker."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Bergey
 
3735 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. "


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Elizabeth Bergey
 
3736 Silinda Bergey," is married to Moses White, a farmer. They reside at Brown City, Michigan. Have two children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Selinda Bergey
 
3737 Susannah Bergey, " died, aged about seventeen years."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Bergey
 
3738 Susannah Bergey, " was born September 8th, 1818, and died March 17th, 1878."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Bergey
 
3739 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Bergey
 
3740 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

_______________

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.


Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 47 - February 26, 1925, page 943 
Susannah Bergey
 
3741 Susannah S. Bergey,"was married to John Anderson."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah S. Bergey
 
3742 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Tobias Bergey
 
3743 Wellington Bergey," resides at Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Edna Bowman. Their family consists of two children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Wellington Huber Bergey
 
3744 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rev. William Bergey
 
3745 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
 
3746 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"!

Berliner Journal 18 Dec 1902 pg 4, col 3 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
August Carl Christian Bergman
 
3747 1901 Berlin Census - Frank is a lodger in the home of Frank and Mary von Neubron Frank Bergmann
 
3748 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
 
3749 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.

Special 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
 
3750 Elizabeth was referred to Elizabeth Ballert by Ezra Eby's book

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Berlet
 
3751 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
 
3752 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.

Tavistock Gazette 19 Oct 1916 
Louis Frederick W. Berlet
 
3753 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.

Kitchener Daily Record 6 Nov 1935 
Theodore August Berlet
 
3754 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
 
3755 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
 
3756 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
 
3757 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Ken Bernardo
 
3758 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
 
3759 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
 
3760 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Paul Bernardo
 
3761 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
 
3762 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
 
3763 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
 
3764 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
 
3765 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
 
3766 Nettie in 1901 was living with her grand parents Peter Reist and Catherine. Nettie Bernhard
 
3767 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
 
3768 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

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As an adult, Clara May Theurer Bernhardt (1911-1993) would recall her earliest years as being full of fine accomplishments and activities: she could skate, play tennis, practise piano, and care for her younger siblings. Each of these activities would eventually be stripped from her by a debilitating disease. Born in Preston, Ontario, Clara was the eldest of five children. On an autumn evening during her eleventh year, she collapsed at the foot of the stairs on her way to bed. She was diagnosed with polio, a disease that dragged her through months of doubt and hope and confusion, not to mention numerous treatments and visits to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. By the time the doctors had given up, Clara was in a wheelchair with a curved spine and all but entirely immobilized limbs. Determined to see his daughter succeed, father Arthur Bernhardt drove Clara to school and carried her into class, but this was only possible until Clara reached the eighth grade. As Preston lacked a high school, and because as streetcars could not accommodate wheelchairs, Clara became increasingly alienated from her peers. Nonetheless she studied hard, thanks to private tutors and extensive reading at home. Determined to write professionally, and to not fall behind her friends, Clara filled her spare time with writing practice. At only seventeen, with pieces already published in places like the GLOBE's "Circle of Young Canada" and with book reviews in the local paper, she received her first pay-cheque for "Eve's Opportunity," a short story in the American magazine GIRLHOOD DAYS. From the death of her mother, to enduring a bout of colitis, to losing out on a promised position writing a social events and women's organizations column, Clara continued to experience setbacks well into her early adult years. Supported by her work on staff with the KITCHENER DAILY RECORD and encouraged by her friendship with newspaperman Gregory Clark, she made it through the Depression. From her growing output of poems she continued to contribute prolifically to Canadian newspapers and magazines and to American religious magazines for children, publications including the CANADIAN HOME JOURNAL and STAR WEEKLY. Her first books were SILENT RHYTHM (1938), with a foreword by Ethelwyn Wetherald*, and NIN NAUNANIM, A SONNET SEQUENCE (1939) in a collaborative volume with four other poets, privately printed in Belleville. Although she never married, Clara carried on a close and fulfilling correspondence before the war with an American she referred to as "John." The two never met because she feared disappointing him with her disabilities. During the war, Clara volunteered as a book critic for the local newspaper, the PRESTONIAN and wrote a Red Cross column called "Red Cross Reminders." As a sign of her compassionate nature, she also conducted a personal mission of mercy which won her some renown: to every relative of an unaccounted-for soldier, she sent a copy of her poem "Missing." Ever frustrated by her physical constraints, Clara fell into a depressive state, but after she began to regain feeling in her legs and when her back and fingers began to straighten, her faith in God was renewed and a visit to Lyndhurst rehabilitation centre was finally possible. After six weeks at Lyndhurst, and hours of painful and exhausting exercise, Clara was able to spend her first weekend alone in Toronto. With a lighter and more mobile wheelchair, she took a road-trip with a friend through Ontario, with stops at Manitoulin Island and Providence Bay in Sudbury. Her autobiography, LADY IN ARMS, for which she was seeking a publisher in 1951, remains in manuscript in her papers at Wilfrid Laurier University. She also published a book of songs entitled TIP TOE TUNES, intended for very young children. She composed the 1967 Centennial Year Hymn for Canadian churches and wrote "Constant Flame," a play for the 50th Anniversary of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. In 1991, two years before her death, Clara was presented with the Order of Ontario. Ms. Bernhardt died on 1 May 1993 at the Freeport Health Center in Kitchener and her ashes were buried at Preston Cemetery.

Bernhardt, Clara. (2018). SFU Digitized Collections. Retrieved 12 August 2018, from http://digital.lib.sfu.ca/ceww-632/bernhardt-clara 
Clara May Theurer Bernhardt
 
3769 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
 
3770 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
 
3771 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
 
3772 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt "Corner of Blair Rd and Queen St., Cambridge, Ontario" George Bernhardt
 
3773 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
 
3774 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.

Fifth 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

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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
 
3775 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.


City of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection 
Henry Charles Bernhardt
 
3776 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
 
3777 1901 Berlin Census lists Hilda Bernhardt as the illegitimate child of ? daughter - perhaps the oldest daughter, Annie. Hilda Bernhardt
 
3778 1901 Berlin census - Jacob is lodging with Nortz and Catherine Berhardt Jacob H. Bernhardt
 
3779 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
 
3780 Mrs. A. Leonard Hagey

PRESTON, M