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30001 Benjamin Shuh, "was born November 15th, 1815. In 1824 he came to Canada with his parents and worked for old Abraham Kolb for one year, then he went to Tobias Kolb's. After being at the latter place for some time he went to Preston where he engaged himself to Joseph Erb, proprietor of the Cambridge Mills. Here he remained eight years in all. He was one year with Samuel Bowman of Blair. On December 4th, 1849, he was married to Leah, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wagner) Bergey. She was born January 24th, 1824, and when a mere infant she was adopted by old David Shantz who resided on the east end of lot No. 1, German Company's Tract, Waterloo County, where she was raised and still resides with her son, David. Here Mr. Shuh died January 21st, 1892. Their family consisted of three children" 1a

1aFrom: The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Shuh
 
30002 Catharine Shuh, "was born March 29th, 1811. On June 11th, 1835, lightning struck her father's house, instantly killing her. She was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shuh
 
30003 David Shuh, "was born March 11th, 1851. On January 8th, 1878, he was married to Barbara, daughter of Rev. Moses and Anna (Cressman) Bowman. She was born March 1st, 1857. On March 18th, 1878, they moved to the township of Wallace where they followed farming until February 14th, 1889, when they moved home on his father's farm, known as the old "David Shantz" or "Shuh" farm. Here they are still residing. Their family consists of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Shuh
 
30004 Dorothy HONDERICH, May - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at her residence, Greenwood Court, Stratford. Dorothy was formerly of RR#2 New Hamburg. She was born 87 years ago in Waterloo on March 31, 1917, a daughter of the late Clayton and Bella (Shantz) Shuh. Dorothy was a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg. She and Cameron farmed at the Honderich Homestead for 29 years and were dedicated supporters of Jersey Canada. Dorothy was a charter member of the Haysville Women's Institute and a member of the Wilmot Horticulture and Wilmot Agricultural Societies. Dorothy enjoyed flowers, sewing, quilting, embroidery and music. Beloved wife of the late Grant Cameron Honderich who predeceased her February 2, 1999. Loving mother of Kathryn and Patrick Wall of RR#1 New Hamburg, Marilyn and Murray McCaig of Huntingdon, Quebec, Dave and Anne Honderich of RR#2 New Hamburg, Virginia and Paul Warwick of Exeter. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Kevin and Ann Marie, Sean and Karla, Derrick and Allison, Joanne, Scott and Jenn, Rebecca, Megan, Dana, Andrew, Teresa and Brett. Also remembered by sister-in-law, Jeanne Shuh of Waterloo and a number of nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by an infant son, Cameron Ross; brothers, Edward and his wife Evelyn Shuh and Donald Shuh. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2005 at Zion United Church, New Hamburg at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Thaler officiating. Burial to follow in Wilmot Reformed Mennonite Cemetery, Baden. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Greenwood Court or Zion United Church.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 3 Mar 2005 
Dorothy Mae Shuh
 
30005 Franklin Shuh, "was born in the town of Waterloo, June 26th, 1858. On January 10th, 1882, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Moses Shantz. She was born June 8th, 1863. Soon after his marriage he moved two miles north of the town of Waterloo, on the farm known as "Conrad Schmitt's Place" where he still resides. His family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Franklin "Frank" Shuh
 
30006 HANNAH SHUH

Hannah Shuh died in Selkirk, Ont., on Dec. 2nd at the age of 83. Funeral service will be held at 2.30 pm. Friday at the home of her nephew, Mr. M. L. Shuh, RR#3, Kitchener. Interment will be in the East End Mennonite Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 3 Dec 1942 pg 19 
Hannah Shuh
 
30007 Hannah Shuh, "the only daughter of Benjamin Shuh, was born April 4th, 1859, She is home with her mother where she spends her time in the service of her Master and in caring for and attending to her aged mother for which she deserves all praise and credit." Hannah Shuh
 
30008 Henry Schuh, "eldest son of Jacob Schuh, was born March 22nd, 1785. On October 13th, 1807, he was married to Mary Kaufman who was born August 17th, 1788, and died July 27th, 1854. In spring 1824, he, with wife and family of seven children, moved from York County, Pennsylvania, to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. They first located on the "Eschelman Farm" east of Berlin, now possessed by Henry S. Boehmer. Here they resided one year, then, in 1825, he purchased a farm two miles east of Berlin, now possessed by Cyrus Cressman, to which place he then moved. Their family consisted of ten children, of whom the three youngest were born in this county. He was an ordained minister of the Mennonite body whom he served faithfully unto his end. He died in Hay Township, Huron County, while engaged in fulfilling his ministerial appointments. While taking refreshments at the home of one of his friends he had a stroke of paralysis causing instant death. His death took place January 8th, 1837. had a family of ten children viz: Anna, Catherine, Mary, Benjamin, Lydia, Henry, Sarah, Magdalena, John and Jacob1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rev. Henry Shuh
 
30009 Henry Shuh, "was born June 8th, 1820. He died on Sunday, November 4th, 1832. His body was found in the swamp and by all appearances seemed to have been murdered by some one."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry Shuh
 
30010 Howard A. Shuh, peacefully, went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, June 13, 2008 at Winston Park Retirement Home, Kitchener, Howard Shuh, in his 83rd year, of Elmira. Beloved husband of Katie (Pauls) Shuh for almost 52 years. Loving father of Bruce and Terry Shuh of Waterloo, Mary and John Goerzen of Waterloo, Glenn and Corinne Shuh of Elmira, Robert and Lisa Shuh of Elmira. Dear grandpa of Melissa and Denis and Brian; Jeff and Rebecca; Alanna and Nathan; Stephanie, Emily, Leah and Timothy. Brother of Arlene McDougall of Smithville, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Nellie Shuh; his first wife, Alice Gies; two daughters, Barbara and Carol in infancy. Howard farmed at RR 2, Elmira. He was a Co-Operators insurance agent for many years, a former member of Woolwich Council and a founding member of Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira today, Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. At noon on Monday, June 16, 2008 transfer will be made to Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church, 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo for funeral service at 2 p.m. followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In his memory, donations to 100 Huntley Street or Camp Crossroads would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

WATERLOO REGION RECORD - Jun. 14, 2008 
Howard Anderson Shuh
 
30011 Jacob Shuh, "the youngest in his father's family, was born January 29th, 1831. He was a cabinet maker by trade. In 1852 he was married to Nancy Master. They resided in Berlin where he died March 23rd, 1875, leaving a widow and a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shuh
 
30012 John Shuh, "was born October 30th, 1828. After the decease of his father, he, together with his mother and his sister, Lydia, made their home with George D. Shoemaker, where he was raised. In 1846 he went to Jacob S. Shoemaker, Bridgeport, where he was engaged in the large mills. Here he remained until 1851, then he went to Berlin and commenced clerking for Mr. Henry Huber who then did business in a small roughcast store situated where now is the American Hotel. A few months later he engaged himself to Hoffman & Co., in whose services he remained until 1856 when he came to the town of Waterloo and entered into partnership with J. Hoffman and Isaac Weaver, under the firm of John Shuh & Co. Here he remained in active service as a general merchant until 1889 when he sold out to the firm of Shuh & Snider (Mr. Shuh of this firm was Mr. Levi Shuh, youngest son of John Shuh). Since then he has lived a more retired life. He is president of the Waterloo Woollen Mills and also one of the directors of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was married to Susannah, daughter of David and Catharine (Eby) Weber. She was born April 19th, 1836, and died August 7th, 1863. After her decease he was again married to Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Landis) Hoffman. She was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 16th, 1840, and came to Canada in 1862. Mr. Shuh's family consists of three children, two of whom were born unto his first wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Shuh
 
30013 Worked for John Hoffman. John Shuh
 
30014 Joseph Shuh, "second son of Benjamin Shuh, was born September 16th, 1852. He is not married. At present he has his home with his brother, David, whom he assists on the farm." Joseph Shuh
 
30015 Lovina Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, January 26th, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Hoover. --- Osborne, son of Anna Moyer and Moses Hoover, was born in Rainham Twp., near Selkirk, Ont., April 9, 1878; passed from this life at the Ontario Hospital, Hamilton, Sept. 22, 1950; aged 72 y. 5 m. 13 d. About two years ago he suffered a stroke, and his health was gradually failing. In 1913 he was converted; he served his Master in the Mennonite Church, where he was an efficient song leader, being a great lover of the hymns of the church. Twenty-two years ago he married Lavina Shuh, of Kitchener, Ont., who predeceased him April 19, 1947. He lived all his life on the home farm, near the church, until his health began to fail. Although no children were born to this marriage, his going is felt keenly, by the church, relatives, and neighbors. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at the Rainham Mennonite Church, conducted by A. L. Fretz and S. F. Coffman. Interment was made in the South Cayuga Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 43 - October 24, 1950 ----- page 1062 
Lavina Shuh
 
30016 Levi Shuh, "the second son, was born in the town of Waterloo, December 29th, 1861. He is married to Lovina, Daughter of John Schwartz, and resides in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged in the office of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company. His family consists of one child named Cecil."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi W. Shuh
 
30017 Lived with George D. Shoemaker and his wife Nancy Shuh. Lydia Shuh
 
30018 Lydia Shuh, "was born November 30th, 1817. She died September 8th, 1873, at George D. Shoemaker's where she had her home for many years. She was never married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Shuh
 
30019 Magdalena Shuh, "was born November 29th, 1825, and died July 10th, 1893. On April 13th, 1851, she was married to Rev. Isaac Weber who was born September 19th, 1829, and died February 5th, 1892."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shuh
 
30020 Mary Shuh, "was born March 7th, 1865. She is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shuh
 
30021 Mary Ann Shuh, "was born May 9th, 1854. She was married to Harry Messett and resides in Berlin and has a family of ten children,"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Shuh
 
30022 Melvin Shuh, "was born in Berlin, September 29th, 1889."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Melvin L. Shuh
 
30023 Milton Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, July 14th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Milton Shuh
 
30024 SHUH.-On April 21st, 1898, near Waterloo, Waterloo Co., Ont., Norman, son of Franklin and ___Shuh, aged 3 years, 4 months and 28 days. He was laid to rest in the C. Eby cemetery, Berlin, where services were conducted by E. S. Hallman from 1 Sam. 22:3 and Noah Stauffer from Job 14:1, 2.1a

1aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 11, June 1, 1898 - page 172, 173 
Norman Shuh
 
30025 Sarah Shuh, "was born June 9th, 1823. In October, 1871, she was married to Jacob Y. Shantz. They reside in Berlin where she died April 8th, 1893."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Shantz, the beloved wife of Mr. Jacob Y. Shantz, died this morning, at 12 o'clock, at her late home on Queen Street. Deceased was seventy year of age and has been in enfeebled health for some time, and though her end came somewhat suddenly, yet it was not altogether unexpected. Her maiden name was Sarah Shuh and she was connected with many of the oldest families in the County. The day of her funeral has not been definitely decided upon. We unite with the friends of the bereaved family in extending our sympathy in this hour of loss and sorrow.2a

2aBerlin Daily Telegraph April 8, 1893 
Sarah Shuh
 
30026 Susannah Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, March 14th, 1882."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shuh
 
30027 SHULMAN, Monty H. - At Grand River Hospital, K-W Health Care Centre, on Thursday, May 28, 2009, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Monty Shulman, aged 88 years. Monty was a good and faithful member of Beth Jacob Synagogue and, prior to moving to Kitchener, had been very active with the B'nai Israel Congregation in Cambridge until 1974. Served proudly with the British Army in the Second World War. Loving father to Elliott of Toronto and Ben of Waterloo. Dear Zaidy to Asa, David and Michael. Brother to Myra and her husband Bert Shinwell of Toronto. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Solomon Shulman and Rena Franklin; his beloved wife, Lee, in November of last year; and one sister, Ethel. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2009 from Beth Jacob Synagogue at 12 noon with Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig officiating. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy through the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 519-745-9495. Shiva will be observed at the family residence, 175 Queen St. N., Apt. 1703, Kitchener, afternoon and evening.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - May. 30, 2009  
Monty H. Shulman
 
30028 1901Berlin Census - Herman is listed as stable boy at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Helen Lackner. Herman Shultz
 
30029 Streicher.-Juliana, daughter of Martin and Augusta Shultz, was born at Kitchener, Ont., July 15, 1878; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Ezra Steinman), Aug. 13, 1947; aged 69 y. 28 d. On Sept. 16, 1900 she was united in marriage to Rudolph Streicher, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1912. In 1923 she moved to Clarence, N. Y., and in 1924 to Town Line, N. Y. She lived in Florida from 1932 to 1944; the past three years she spent with her daughters. In her youth she united with the Steinman Amish Mennonite Church, Wilmont, Ont.; at the time of her death she was a member of the Clarence Center Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mattie-Mrs. Ezra Steinman, Lancaster, N. Y.; and Catherine-Mrs. Amos Roth, Clarence, N. Y.). 4 sisters (Mrs. Floyd Courter and Mrs. Gerrit Doll, Grand Rapids, Mich; Mrs. David Hunt and Martha Henschell, Buckley, Mich.), 5 brothers (John Schultz, Plant City, Fla.; Edwin and William Henschell, Garden City, Mich.; Louis and Amiel Henschell, Buckley, Mich.), 3 foster brothers (Samuel Roth, Baden, Ont.; Rudy and Moses Roth, New Hamburg, Ont.), 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were in charge of D. Edward Diener and Jacob Birkey. Interment was made in the Good Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 30 - October 21, 1947, page 639 
Julianna Shultz
 
30030 Adam Shupe, "was born July 29th, 1793, and was married to Mary Springer who was born June 16th, 1799, and died January 30th, 1888. They resided near Freeport, Ontario, for many years. When well advanced in age they made their home with Mrs. Levi Clemens who resided at Moline, Michigan, where they both died. His death took place November 29th, 1878. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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After the Flank units were disbanded in 1813 Adam never served in the Militia again, but did serve as a teamster with the others listed at top during Proctor's retreat from Detroit. Adam was the only Waterloo boy who was captured by the Americans and the story goes that he was set free by future president of the United States William Henry Harrison himself who could see he was harmless and sent him home. While that part sounds fanciful, it does seem like he was captured and released as a non-combatant. with his capture Adam would have been present for the death of Tecumseh which took place after the other British troops and units had fled. this would make Adam one of the few people who would have been present at the death of both Brock and Tecumseh, as the Applegarth Flank of 2nd York was also on the hill with Brock when he was shot at Queenston Heights.2a

2aEmail Kyle Smith 2014 
Adam Shupe
 
30031 Anna Shupe, "was married to a Mr. Kirkpatrick and resided in Beverly Township, Wentworth County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shupe
 
30032 Benjamin Shupe, "the youngest son of old John and Elizabeth (Diefenbach) Shupe, was married to Sarah Ann Master who was born January 23rd, 1816, and died December 4th, 1881. They resided in Indiana, U.S., where he died some time ago. They had a family of several children but are all dead save one."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Shupe
 
30033 Benjamin Shupe, "was born July 27th, 1823. He was married to Anna Wismer who was born April 6th, 1829, and died January 11th, 1872. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming, but now lives retired and has his home with his son, George. Many years ago he was called into the ministry of the River Brethren denomination for which body he has been a diligent laborer up to the present time. His preaching is plain and practical and his sermons are always so worded that even the most unlearned can not fail but grasp the idea he wishes to convey unto his hearers. To them were born four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Benjamin Shupe
 
30034 On Sunday, the 2d of May, in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Widow Catharine Bock, aged 71 years, 2 months and 4 days. Her maiden name was Schupp. She was sick about eight days, during which time she suffered much; not withstanding she said: "My Savior suffered much more and was entirely innocent." She was much concerned about the Salvation of her Children, and admonished them to live peaceably together, and finally she said she had committed them to the care of the Lord, and desired to meet them all in heaven. She was buried on the 5th at Blenheim M. House. The funeral services were conducted by John Baer, Jacob Hallmann, Enoch Detweiler and George Smith.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 12 - December 1869 - pages 190 & 191  
Catharine Shupe
 
30035 Was Catherine born in 1839 and married to David Christoph Reinhard? Catharine Shupe
 
30036 Catherine Shupe, "the eldest in the family, was born September 10th, 1815. She was married to Nicolas Sararas who was born May 8th, 1808. They resided near New Dundee, where he died July 13th, 1893. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Shupe
 
30037 Catherine Shupe, "was born March 4th, 1848. She is married to John Winger, a farmer. They reside near Stevensville, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Shupe
 
30038 This outline was provided to the editor by Miss Olive Shantz, a dau. of Christian and Magdalena Shupe. It was based on information she received from Mrs. John Janes of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The note enclosed , in part, reads as follows:

"If you want to know more about our family I will try to get the information for you and send it. I would have to have help on it as we are scattered New York State, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary etc.

These facts are not accurate as I should like but they are the best I can do. We haven't been in touch with them for years, some never.

There must have been other Shupe's too. I remember my mother telling me about Charlie Shupe who taught her at school. She went to Perry's Corner, and also what was known as Hallman's School, which we all attended. This would be after 1860 sometime as she was born 1856.

The Charlie Shupe was related to her and came from Niagara Peninsula (the Twenty's) I think Shupe may have been spelled Shoup or Shoop. Those are likely the same name. I don't know where the Holm's came in. There are Holm's in Roseville, also Hespeler. I don't know of any history of the Shupe Family being made. I remember uncle Menno saying that some Shupe from one of the Western States was thinking of writing up the family but never heard any more about it."1a

1aBranch Notes, Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society Vol. 6 No. 1 
Charles Shupe
 
30039 Daniel Shupe, "was married to Elizabeth Fordney. They resided on a farm in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where he was accidentally killed by a team running away, in July, 1842, and she died of fever in November, 1842. To them was born a family of seven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Shupe
 
30040 David Shupe, "sixth son of old John Shupe, was married to Polly Schaefer. They resided in Huron County, Ontario, where both died, leaving a large family but names of only three were received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David Shupe
 
30041 Elias Shupe, "resides at Port Elgin, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby


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In 1851 Elias was a widower living in Waterloo Township. 
Elias Shupe
 
30042 Elizabeth Shupe, "was born December 21st, 1852. She is married to George Eby, a farmer. They reside near Ayton P.O., Ontario, and have the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shupe
 
30043 Elizabeth Shupe, "was born September 29th, 1846. She is married to Wendel Honsberger, a farmer. They reside in Michigan and have a family of eleven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shupe
 
30044 Elizabeth Shupe, "was married to a Mr. Derry."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shupe
 
30045 Emily Shupe, "resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was married to a Mr. Hilborn."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Emeline "Emily" Shupe
 
30046 Euphraim Shupe, "used to live on the old "Shupe Farm" near Freeport but moved away some years ago and no one could give me any information of his whereabouts."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ephraim Shupe
 
30047 Bishop George Shupe, "was born December 25th, 1788. He was married to Elizabeth Scheirich who was born May 26th, 1795, and died June 21st, 1866. They resided in Wilmot Township, near New Dundee, where he died April 29th, 1870. To them was born a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Bishop George Shupe
 
30048 George Shupe, "was born April 6th, 1855. He is married to Elizabeth Becker. They reside on his father's old homestead, near New Dundee, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George Shupe
 
30049 Hannah Shupe, "was born August 10th, 1850. She is married to Eri Shrigley, a farmer. They reside near Kurtzville, Perth County, Ontario, and have the following family"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shupe
 
30050 Isaac Shupe, "the eldest, died September 9th, 1849, aged about 1 year."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Shupe
 
30051 Isaac Shupe, "resides in New Market, Ontario."1a

1a\bBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Death of Mr. Isaac Shupe.
The following regarding the death of Mr. Isaac Shupe was accidently omitted last week.
After an illness of several months, Mr. Isaac Shupe passed away on Sunday morning, May 23rd, 1909, at his residence on Simcoe street, in his 74th year. Deceased was born at Waterloo, Ont., and came to Newmarket 40 years ago. From the manufacturer's point of view he was regarded as one of the best selling agents in Canada. Not long after coming to Newmarket he married Miss Anne Thieresa Prest who with three daughters-Mrs. S. A. Proctor, Rossi and Pauline-and three sons-Frank, Claude and Robert, survive. In the early eighties Mr. Shupe, together with his brother-in-law, Mr. Robert D. Prest, went to Moose Jaw, Sask., and opened up the first hotel there known as "The Moose" but owing to the many difficulties in getting supplies into a new unsettled country, they only remained a short time, and after selling out returned to Newmarket. Mr. Shupe then moved with his wife and family to Brandon, Man., where he engaged in the hotel business again for four years and after the rebellion of 1885, settled in Parkdale, but not long afterwards gravitated to the old home-town, Newmarket, where he family have since resided while he continued the agency business all over Ontario and Quebec.
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and owing to the very low condition of Mrs. Shupe, was conducted privately by Rev. J. W. Blackler, rector of St. Paul's church. The pall-bearers were the three sons also Messrs. S. A. Proctor, H. V. Denne and C. Lloyd. Those from a distance were Dr. and Mrs. McQueen, Freelton; Mr. Charlie Lloyd, Stratford; Mrs. Thorpe, Philadelphia, Pa.; and the following from Toronto: --Mrs. Ferson, Mrs. E. Plaxton, Mrs. P. E. Durst, Miss Sykes, Mrs. E. Clark, Mr. Nash, Mr. E. A. McKenzie. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sleigh. The remains were interred in the Newmarket Cemetery.2a

2a\bNewmarket Era 4 Jun 1909 
Isaac S. Shupe
 
30052 Jacob Shupe, "was born in April, 1795, and was married to Eva Scheirich who was born November 16th, 1799, and died July 13th, 1841. They resided in Wilmot Township, a little west of New Dundee, where he died. To them was born a family of eight children, namely:... No information in regard to old Jacob's family further than names of children has been received with the exception of Samuel and Jacob."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shupe
 
30053 Jacob Shupe, "was born June 19th, 1822. He was married, February 7th, 1849, to Sallie Ann Master who was born February 26th, 1833. They resided in Washington, Oxford County, for many years but at present reside in the town of Galt. Mr. Shupe in his younger days followed carpentering and building but now he is engaged as a pattern maker. His family consisted of two sons.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shupe
 
30054 CYPHERING FOLIO, CONTAINING FRAKTUR DRAWINGS, BY WATERLOO COUNTY PIONEER JOHANNES SCHUPP (JOHN SHUPE), 1821 John Shupe
 
30055 John Shupe, "Among the early pioneer settlers of this county was old John Shupe. He was a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to which place his grandparents had moved from the Palatinate, Germany, as early as 1715 if not earlier. Mr. Shupe was born in 1759. When a young man he was married to Elizabeth Diefenbach. In 1801 he, with his wife and family moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, on the east bank of the Grand River, near Freeport, where he died November 8th, 1812, and she died March 21st, 1825. To them was born a family of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shupe
 
30056 John Shupe, "was born October 5th, 1784. He was married to Elizabeth Munson. They resided on the old "Shupe Farm" at Freeport where he died April 15th, 1861. Their family consisted of three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shupe
 
30057 John Washington Shupe, "was born in Washington, (Mr. J. Washington Shupe was the first child born in Washington after it had received its name and was added to the list of post offices for Upper Canada, now Ontario) November 18th, 1849, and died December 9th, 1881, of an injury received in a sawmill. On July 21st, 1874, he was married to Mandana Morse. They resided near St. Thomas, Ontario, where he was engaged as a carpenter. His family consisted of three children, namely:...The widow is again married to Samuel Fordney and resides in Plattsville, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Washington Shupe
 
30058 The death of Mrs. Lucinda Allison (mother of the editor of the Maple Leaf) at Arthur last week at the age of 78 years, removes one of Waterloo township's early pioneers. She was a daughter of John Shupe, who lived for sixty years on the old homestead just up the grand river from Freeport and who died in 1860. Her grandfather, Adam Shupe, came from Pennsylvania with the first settlers, in about 1800, and his was the first burial in Berlin. Through her father's numerous brothers she was connected with many of the old families who came from Pennsylvania and whose descendants are still numerous and prosperous in Waterloo, many of them being personally acquainted with her. In 1841 she was, married to Wheeler Green (brother of Jonah Green, who still lives, hale and hearty, 85 years old, just north of Preston). Twenty years after her husband's death she was again married to A. B. Allison who died at Gorrie last spring. Her other children are Wm. Green, at Harvey, Ill.; Isaiah Green, at Arthur, and Mrs. George Green, at Wingham.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, April 4, 1901

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Lucinda "Lucy" Shupe
 
30059 Magdalena Shupe, "is married to Abraham Stauffer. They reside in Michigan where he was engaged in farming. No information in regard to his family."1a

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Magdalena Shupe
 
30060 Mary Shupe, "is married to Benjamin Bechtel, son of old Jacob Bechtel of Blair. No information in regard to this family."1a

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Mary Shupe
 
30061 Mary Shupe, "was married to a Mr. Sauvery. They resided near Preston, Ontario."1a

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Mary Shupe
 
30062 SHUPE - At Sherkston on Wednesday evening, May 5, 1937 Merner B. Shupe, in his 70th year. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence to Grace U.B. Church for service. Interment Old Mennonite Cemetery, Sherkston.

WELLAND TRIBUNE, MAY 7, 1937 
Merner Shupe
 
30063 Gravestone of Moses Shupe Moses Shupe
 
30064 Moses Shupe, "is married to Charlotte Fischer. They reside in Kansas where he follows farming. No report in regard to family."1a

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Moses Shupe
 
30065 Peter Shupe, "was born January 12th, 1852. He is married to Veronica Shantz. They reside on his farm near Shantz Station, formerly owned by John Shafer, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consisted of two children"

Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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PETER SHUPE DIED LAST NIGHT - RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

Character well known in City and surrounding district for his diary and singing school work died suddenly.

A genuine link with the history of Kitchener and Waterloo County for the past 60 years and more was broken last night at Toronto when Peter Shupe, compiler of his now famous diary, and veteran singing school teacher, died as a result of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman in Toronto. The late Mr. Shupe suffered spinal and head injuries in a fall two or three years ago and since then has not been in good health although he was confined to his bed for less than two weeks prior to his death. He was in his 79th year.

The deceased songster was very well known in the county, due largely to the numerous singing schools, an institution which has practically died out now, which he conducted. This special interest also carried Mr. Shupe into the surrounding counties and into the districts Vineland, Stouffville and Markham. He was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church and for years was superintendent of the Sunday School at the Bethany Mennonite Church in this city. He retired from this position prior to his removal to Toronto 12 years ago, but continued as song leader both in the Sunday School and at the Church services until his departure from the city.

Another feature which made the late Mr. Shupe well known was his diary which he faithfully kept from the time he was a young man. For many years it has been a monthly feature of local newspapers which was read with much interest by thousands.

The deceased was rather a picturesque fellow with his snow white hair and beard and his cherry, jovial diposition. He always had a word of cheer for everyone he met. He is survivied by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman of Toronro. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at the Bethany Mennonite Church, this City at 2:30 and thence to the Breslau Mennonite cemetery for internment.

Kitchener Daily Record July 30,1930 pg. 1.

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PETER SHUPE PASSES AWAY IN TORONTO

Seized with heart attack. Widely known for diary and as singing teacher.

Peter Shupe, a former resident of Kitchener and widely known in Waterloo County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman, Toronto, on Tuesday night following a heart attack. He was in his 79th year. Mr. Shupe was best known for his interesting diary which he compile from the time he was a young man and published in the Chronicle from time to time, and read by thousands. He was also well known throughout the County as a singing school teacher and for many years trained classes not only in this county but in Vineland, Stouffville, Markham and other places. He was of a genial and cherry disposition and made a wide circle of friends.

The late Mr. Shupe suffered a fall about two years ago, injuring his spine and head. He was confined to bed for the past two weeks. He was a devoted and active member of the Mennonite Brethern in Christ Church, being Sunday School Superitendent of the Bethany Church in Kitchener for many years, resigning on moving to Toronto some twelve years ago.

Waterloo Chronicle July 31, 1930 p. 1. 
Peter Shupe
 
30066 Rebecca Shupe, "resides at Scotland P.O., South Dakota, U.S. She was married to a Mr. Stafford."1a

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Rebecca Shupe
 
30067 died in infancy Samuel Shupe
 
30068 Samuel S. Shupe, "was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, October 25th, 1824. He was married to Nancy Erb who was born March 6th, 1813, and died July 6th, 1889. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, until her death when he moved to Berlin where his daughter, Catharine, kept house for him till his death which took place December 7th, 1889. To them were born three children"1a

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Samuel S. Shupe
 
30069 Sallie Shupe, "was married to Levi Clemens. They reside at Moline, Michigan."1a

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Sarah Shupe
 
30070 Vera Shupe, "born March 28th, 1893."1a

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Vera Shupe
 
30071 Veronica Shupe, "was married to Joseph Burkholder. They reside in Michigan where he was engaged in farming. No information in regard to family."1a

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Veronica Shupe
 
30072 Wellington Shupe, "was born in St. George, Brant County, Ontario, February 20th, 1854. He is married to Sarah Isabella Rosenberger. They reside in Galt, Ontario, where he is engaged with Goldie & McColluch as a mechanist. To them are born three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wellington Shupe
 
30073 Frances A. Shupe, eldest child of William and Nancy Shupe, was born near Owen Sound, Canada, March 21, 1849, and departed this life September 23, 1921. When a young child she removed with her parents to Decorah, Iowa, thence to Fillmore County, Minnesota, and later to McIntire, where she met and married Daniel W. Kaiser, of Lime Springs. They spent the better part of their life at McIntire, later removing to Jamestown, North Dakota, where they remained about ten years. From there they removed to Puyallup, Washington, where the deceased met with a great sorrow in the loss of her husband. After returning to McIntire she made her home for a time with her brother, George A. Shupe and family, and with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Sanders, of Fayette, in whose home she remained over two years. On the 12th day of August, 1920, she married Henry Farnam, of Forestburg, South Dakota, from which place her spirit took its flight to the God who gave it. Early in life she felt the need of her Saviour. She was baptised in the faith and united with the Baptist church of McIntire, of which denomination she remained a faithful member. Funeral services were conducted in South Dakota and in Iowa. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Bodenham, from the Baptist church at McIntire, after which the body was laid to rest beside her loved ones on the family lot in the McIntire cemetery."1a

1aNewspaper unknown 
William Shupe
 
30074 Shurley & Dietrich, manufacturers of saws, plastering trowels, &c. Mr. Shurley was born in London, England, in 1834, and has resided here since 1873. Mr. J. C. Dietrich is a native of Ontario County, New York State. Born, 1838, and came here the same year as his partner.1a

1a\b\iIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo\b0, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881


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Shurly & Dietrich, Manufacturers of Saws, Plastering Trowels, Straw Knives, etc. - The history of the "Maple Leaf Saw Works," of which Messrs. Shurly & Dietrich are the proprietors, is a history of what perseverance, thrift, enterprise and ability, can accomplish in a short number of years. This business was started in the year 1874, in a very small way, in a small building, where employment was given to about four or five workmen. These gentlemen worked hard, and built up a reputation for the quality of their goods which brought them increasing custom, which came so rapidly that they had scarcely finished one new building before they had to commence putting up another to meet the requirements of their rapidly developing trade. To-day the works cover an acre of ground, with buildings for factory, boiler house, office and lumber sheds. There is a beauty and finished appearance about the whole of the buildings that is pleasing to look upon. The office is more like a gentleman's private residence than an office to saw works, and there is a well kept lawn, with asphalt walk down centre and hedgerows in front, making a very pleasing picture. In the establishment employment is given to 70 competent and skillful workmen, while the trade of the house extends throughout the entire Dominion, Michigan and the Western States. They manufacture all kinds of saws, plasterer's trowels, straw knives, etc. A 75-horse power engine supplies the motive power to run the machinery, having two boilers, each 65-horse power. Both Mr. Shurly and Mr. Dietrich are natives of Rochester, N.Y., where they were in the same line of business before coming here. They have all the pus, go-aheadiveness, enterprise, pluck and ability of their countrymen, and they richly deserve the eminent success they have achieved. They are among Galt's most honoured and esteemed citizens.2a

2aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

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Reported that he came aboard the ship "Egyptian" in October 1836 and that his parents were John Shurly and Elizabeth Chumley. 
Cosmos John Shurly
 
30075 SHUTKA, Jerry (Jaroslaw)

Of Fairview Menonite Nursing Home, formerly of Hamilton Street, Cambridge, on Wednesday.,Nov. 21, 1999, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Rozalia Habura. Survived by three sisters, Hanna, Magda and Zofia, all of the Ukraine. Predeceased by his parents, Oleksa and Kataryna Shutka. Mr. Shutka was born in Perehynske, Ukraine and had been a resident of the area, since 1950. He was retired from Chicopee Manufacturing Ltd. and was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, this evening (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 582 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 25 Nov 1999 pg B4 
Jaroslaw "Jerry" Shutka
 
30076 SHUTTLEWORTH, Frank

Of Jacob Street, Cambridge, on Tuesday, April 14,1992, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband and friend of Vera Hodgson and dear father of Jean Countryman of Cambridge. Also survived by two sisters, Joan (Mrs. Harry Morris) and Doreen Black, both of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by one grandchild, Joel Countryman. Predeceased by his mother and father, Charles Edward and Margaret Shuttleworth, also two brothers, Ted and Bob. Frank Shuttleworth was born in Workington, Cumberland, England and was a resident of Cambridge, for the past 38 years; a retired stationary engineer from Electrohome; a member of King Street Baptist Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, April 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be conducted at King Street Baptist Church, Cambridge, on Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Apr 1992 pg A7 
Frank Shuttleworth
 
30077 SHUTTLEWORTH, John "Jack"

After a brief illness, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, May 4, 1998, Jack Shuttleworth, in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Lorraine "Micky" McTearnen for 45 years; loving father of Ron and his wife Maggie, Linda and her husband Dave Cation, Brenda and her husband Mike Hubert, Jim and his wife Pam. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Cassie, James, Stefanie, Tracy, Chris, Jaime, Jason, Michael, Lori, Stacy, Sean, Daniel, Jessica and Tommy and by his great-granddaughters, Jessie and Paige; cherished son-in-law of Katherine McTearnen. Survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob and Inge McTearnen, Bill and Rita McTearnen, Pat McTearnen and Brenda McTearnen. Predeceased by his parents, Martin Shuttleworth (1958) and by his mother, Cecilia Tippin (1987). Jack was retired from the Waterloo Regional Police Force, where he worked for 28 years and was known worldwide as the policeman in hip high water in the 1974 flood in Cambridge. Cremation has Taken Place. Respecting Jack's wishes there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Waterloo Regional Police Association and Recreational Centre (Highway No. 97 and Blenheim Road) on Friday, May 8, 1998, at 2:30 p.m.

The Record 5 May 1998 pg B4 
John "Jack" Shuttleworth
 
30078 BRICKER, Nellie May - After a courageous battle with cancer, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday Feb. 22, 1997, Nellie Bricker in her 83rd year. Nellie was the former owner and operator of Schnarr Florist for 25 years. She was also past president of 11th Kitchener Scout Mothers. Cherished wife of the late Russell B. Bricker (1996). Beloved mother of Mary Ann Maltby of Burlington, Wayne and his wife Irene of Brantford, Janet Oswald and her husband Robert of Manitoulin Island, Dianne Lishman and her husband Bob of Kitchener, John and his wife Marilynn of Barrie and Neil of Kitchener; loved grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Beryl Millman and her husband Harvey, Iris Osbourne, both of Kitchener, Harvey Shuttleworth of Collingwood, Ostand Shuttleworth of Tucson, Arizona and Lloyd Shuttleworth and his wife Gloria of California. Predeceased by a brother Sidney; a sister, Phyllis and a son-in-law, Peter Maltby. Friends will be received at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., when funeral services will be held in the chapel. Cremation.1a

1aThe Record 24 Feb 1997 
Nellie May Shuttleworth
 
30079 Emil might have been living in Toronto in 1938 and 1940. Emil Shykolowich
 
30080 Died, In Ayr, on Wednesday, Feb. 18th, 1891, at 6:25 o'clock a.m. Elizabeth Sibbald, Relict of the late Robert Pringle, formerly of the township of Beverley, Aged 75 years, 6 months and 22 days. The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, Bruce Street, on Friday, February 20th, at 2 o'clock p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, Feb.18, 1891.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Elizabeth Sibbald
 
30081 Mrs. Wilbur S. Guthrie

A life-long resident of the Paris area, Mrs. Wilbur S. Guthrie, RR 2, Paris, passed away in Brantford General Hospital on Monday, July 2nd, 1979. She was in her 59th year. The former Mildred Pauline Sibbick, a daughter of the late Earl Sibbick and the former Rheta Clement, she lived at Etonia during her early years. Upon marriage Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie farmed at RR 2, Paris. Mrs. Guthrie was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Paris; the 3-H Club; and former member of Paris Agricultural Society. Surviving besides her husband and mother are two sons, Robert and Bruce of RR 2. Paris; two daughters Mrs. David (Sharon) Young of Paris and Mrs. Nick (Mary Lynn) Schira of Waterford; three brothers, Perry Sibbick of Etonia, Austin Sibbick of Toronto and Jack Cain of Brantford; also eight grandchildren. Resting at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris where funeral service will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Stokes will officiate. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 5 Jul 1979 pg 11 
Mildred Pauline Sibbick
 
30082 Worked with Henry Boehmer George Sibell
 
30083 MRS. HARRY STEEL SR.

PRESTON, Sept. 11— Mrs. Harry Steel, Sr., a resident of Preston for the past 28 years, died at her residence at 8 o'clock last evening following an illness of seven months. Mrs. Steel, during her many years of residence in the municipality, had formed a large circle of friends and word of her passing was received with regret. Born in Northampton, England, deceased came to Canada in 1888 and was married in Sherbrooke Street Methodist Church, Montreal, in February, 1888, to Harry Steel. Residing in that city until 1901, they took up residence in central New York State. Returning to Canada in 1905, they lived in Quebec City until 1914, when they came to Preston, making their home here since that time. On Feb. 22, 1938, Mr. and the late Mrs. Steel marked their golden wedding anniversary. Deceased was a member of the Preston United Church. Surviving is her husband, one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Panabaker, Preston: f our sons, Major H. W. Steel, Camp Borden, Fred Steel, Preston, Ralph Steel, Kitchener and Bert Steel, Galt. One daughter, Florence, predeceased her in June, 1935. Remains are resting at the residence, 866 Queen Street, Preston, from where the funeral will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 11 Sep 1942 pg 17 
Emily Sibley
 
30084 1871 - Rosina Sick is staying with John Meyer. Rosina Sick
 
30085 SIDERSON, Harold - At Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, with family by his side. Harold Siderson, aged 92 years. Harold was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue and had served during the Second World War with the Canadian Army. Loving father of Cheryl and Georges Jansen of Annan, Ont., and Sandra Lee and her husband Michael Mason of Phoenix, Ariz. Grandfather to Ian, Jay, Sean, Jordan and Melissa. Great-grandfather to Sarah, Addison, Corson, Mira, Sierra and Jordan. Dear brother to Irving of Toronto and Lillian Weiss of Waterloo. He will be dearly missed by his loving partner and soulmate, Thelma Kennel, who was his constant companion and care-giver throughout his illness. Predeceased by his parents, Samuel Siderson and Dora Zimmerman; his wife, Eleanor (1998). Funeral service will be on Thursday at 2 p.m. from Beth Jacob Synagogue with Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig officiating. Interment will be in Beth Jacob Cemetery. Donations to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be made through Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 519-745-9495.

The Waterloo Region Record - Aug. 12, 2009 
Harold Siderson
 
30086 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Kenneth Sidwell
 
30087 SEIBEL, Leo R. - At St. Mary's Hospital, on Sunday, Sept. 24, 1995, following a brief illness. Leo Seibel, of Kitchener, age 65 years. Leo was a former masonary (sic) contractor and owned and operated L. Seibel Masonary (sic) Ltd. And was presently operating Homeadd, The Fireplace Centre, before his illness. He was a 25 year member of Knights of Columbus Council 1504. Beloved husband of Joan for 43 years. Loving father of Paul and his wife Susan, Gary, Debra and her husband Bruce Haynes, all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by four grandchildren, Amy, Craig and Lindsay Seibel and Wesley Haynes. Brother of Vern, Rene and her husband George Wilson, Sharon and her husband Barney Kenney; brother-in-law of Russell Solomon and his wife Kay and Mary Solomon. Predeceased by parents, Jack and Nora. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Leo R. Siebel
 
30088 GROMEDER, Amelia (Mrs. John) -Suddenly, on Monday, Dec. 28, 1992, at her home, in Elmira, Amelia (Seibert) Gromeder, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late John Gromeder (1947). Dear mother of George and his wife Leona of St. Jacobs, John and his wife Mary of Elmira. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Denise and Derrick Shantz, David and Robin Gromeder, Darryl and Susan Gromeder, Linda and Laura Gromeder and great-grandchildren, Ashley, Stacey, Bethany, Timothy, Christopher and Sarah. Sister of Edward Seibert and his wife Mabel of Palmerston. Predeceased by three sisters. Visitation at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, where the family will receive friends today (Wednesday) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. At 11am on Thursday, transfer will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira for funeral service at 1 p.m., with Rev. Donald Stroh officiating, followed by interment in St. James Lutheran cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Amelia Siebert
 
30089 Siebert.- Clayton, 98, Kitchener, Ont., died Sept. 11. Spouse: Mabel Weber Siebert (deceased). Parents: Edward and Wilhelmina Siebert (deceased). Survivors: children Margaret Hoffmann, Joyce Rooney, Sharon; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 14 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener.1a

1aThe Mennonite, October 16, 2001, page 13, Vol. 4, No. 39. 
Clayton Herbert Siebert
 
30090 THALER, Edna May (nee Siebert) - Passed away peacefully, at Pinehaven Nursing Home in Waterloo, on Thursday, January 29, 2004, at the age of 90 years. Edna Thaler of Pinehaven Nursing Home, formally of St. Jacobs and RR1, Breslau. Edna was predeceased by her beloved husband John in 1976. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Marjorie of Bloomingdale, Herbert and his wife Helen of RR1, Breslau, Nancy and her husband Irvin Hollinger of Elmira. Proud and loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Edna is also survived by her sister-in-law Yetty Siebert and sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Bud Clair. Predeceased by her sisters Irene Snider and Elsie Siebert and brothers Clayton, Stanley and Lloyd Siebert. Edna was a longtime member of St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kitchener, where she was involved with the Quilter's Group. She loved spending time quilting and working in the garden. Friends are invited to share their memories of Edna with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Edna's life and faith will be held at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Benton Street in Kitchener on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 1 p.m., with Pastor Shirley Ruller officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Following the interment, friends are invited to join the family in the church hall for fellowship and refreshments. In Edna's memory, donations may be made to the Golden Hour at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church or the Gideons Bible Society and can be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com1a

1aThe Record 30 Jan 2004 
Edna Mae Siebert
 
30091 KRAFT, Frances -- After a couragous battle with cancer, on Thursday, August 21, 1997 at her residence, RR 4, Pembroke, Frances was formerly of Kitchener and was born 57 years ago, in Petersburg. Dear daughter of Leland and Marcella Siebert of Petersburg; beloved wife of Don Kraft, whom she married August 19, 1961; loving mother of David and his wife Jill and Trevor, all of Kitchener, and Elaine and her husband Bob Vancoillie of New Hamburg, sadly missed by her grandchildren, Katie, Jani, Joey, Nicole and Michael. Also remembered by her sister Jean and her husband Nyle Eby of Kitchener. Also missed by her Brother-in-law, Vern and his wife Ann Kraft, Owen and his wife Norma Kraft, Maynard Rosenberger; sisters-in law, Dorothy Kraft, Adelaine and her husband Jim Hieronimus and Betty Kraft, all of Kitchener. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St. , New Hamburg, today (Saturday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. The funeral service will take place on Sunday, August 24, 1997 at St. James Lutheran Church, New Dundee at 2 p. m. with Pastor Delton Glebe officiating. Interment to follow in Wilmot Centre Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 22 Aug 1997 
Frances Elaine Siebert
 
30092 SIEBERT, Leland (Lee) -- Died suddenly on Wednesday , March 25, 1998 at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kirchener, Lee Siebert, of RR 2, Petersburg.He was born in Wilmot Township, 84 years ago, a son of Charles and Francis (Hilgartner) Siebert. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, New Dundee. Lee was a member of Mannheim Crokinole Club and a member of the Seniors of Petersburg.Beloved husband of Marcella (Cressman) whom he married 60 years ago on February 12, 1938. Loving father of Jean and her husband Nyle Eby of RR 2, Kitchener and Frances Kraft who predeceased him August 21, 1997 and her husband Donald Kraft of RR 4, Pembroke. Ever remembered by his grandchildren, Ron, Rany, Doug, Elaine and Trevor and 11 great-grandchildren; dear brother of Richard and Alice Siebert of RR 2, Baden and Marjorie Schiedel of Kitchener. Special friend of Pat and Allan Calder of New Hamburg. Lee was a;so predeceased by a brother-in-law Wilfred Schiedel.Friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, Friday March 27, 1998 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Saturday transfer will be made to St James Lutheran Church, New Dundee for the service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Brian Wilker officiating. Burial to follow in Wilmot Centre Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 26 Mar 1998 
Leland Siebert
 
30093 SIEBERT, Stanley George Jacob

Of Main Street, Ethel, Ont., passed away, peacefully, at Listowel Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at the age of 95 years. Stanley was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Listowel. Dearly loved father of Sandra and her husband Kenneth Kraemer of Linwood and Ross and his wife Liz of Gads Hill; lovingly rememberedty his grandchildren, Heather and David Cleary, Kimberly Kraemer and Craig Siebert and his wife Jennifer and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Kendra and Katrina. Survived by two brothers, Clayton and Lloyd and his wife Yetti and sister, Edna. Predeceased by his beloved wife Rose Marie (nee Lobsinger) in 1997; his parents, Edward and Wilhelmina Siebert and two sisters, Irene and Elsie. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Fu-neral service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Friday at 11 a.m, with ROI. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery.

The Record 16 Aug 2001 pg B7 
Stanley George Jacob Siebert
 
30094 Fannie Seibert, "was born May 13th, 1862. She is engaged in dressmaking."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Siebert
 
30095 Dorothy Butler - Butler, Dorothy Marie (nee Siefert) - Dorothy passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 78 with her loved ones by her side. Beloved wife of the late Hubert Butler (1970). Loving mother of Nancy and her husband Randy Romanoff of St. Catharines, Wayne and his wife Brenda of Cambridge and Debbie and her husband Bill Demers of Burlington. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Craig (Allison), Darrin, Wayne Jr. (Patricia), Jennifer, Ryan, Andrew and Rachel. Great-grandmother of Ethan, Hope, Dylan and Dorothy Marie. Special niece of Ruth Baker of Kitchener. Dear sister-in-law of Bob Dykeman of Wasaga Beach and aunt of Rob, John and Jason. Predeceased by her parents Otto and Francis Siefert and her sister Margaret Dykeman. Dorothy's kind heart and positive attitude will be greatly missed by her many special friends. Dorothy was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was a member of Friendship Circle. She retired in 1989 after 15 years from Canadian Tire, Grantham Plaza, St. Catharines. Special thanks to Pastor Nancy Kelly, Dr. Janet MacEachern, Dr. Thomas Hupel and Dr. Ted Erb for their compassion and support. Dorothy's family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM and on Friday from 10-10:45AM at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, (519) 749-8467. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 11AM. Officiated by Pastor Nancy Kelly. A reception will follow. Interment Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines immediately following the reception. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the St. Mark's Lutheran Memorial Fund or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (Multiple Myeloma) would be appreciated by Dorothy's family (cards are available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Dorothy's memorial.

The Waterloo Regional Record - Feb 2010 
Dorothy Marie Siefert
 
30096 Seifried Harold John - On Saturday, Jan. 15, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, age 78 years. Harold Seifried, of Kitchener, a faithful member of St. Anne's RC Church and an usher for the church. A retired salesman for Baetz Bros. Furniture, serving for over 40 years. Harold was an avid bowler with Inter-city and an avid ball player. Son of the late John Seifried and the former Mary Kieffer. Loving brother of Mary of Kitchener and Gerald and his wife Audrey of Hamilton; dear brother-in-law of Audrey Lindner and her husband Ted of Waterloo. Fondly remembered by his nephew, Terry Seifried and nieces, Patricia Turner, Kathy Hudson, Mary Lou Seifried Seal, Joanne Bulkewski and Karen Dick and his great-nieces and great-nephews. Harold was predeceased by two brothers, Carl and Irvin. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, where the family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish vigil for the deceased this evening (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass and committal at St. Anne's RC Church at 11 a.m., Father Bob Stainsby officiating. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 8-41 River Rd. E., Kitchener, N2B 2G3, Canadian Diabetes Association, 910 King St. W., Kitchener N2G 1G4 or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, 911 Queen's Blvd., Kitchener N2M 1B2 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, Tuesday, January 18, 1994 
Harold John Siefried
 
30097 John Siefried

John Siefried, 60, died today at his residence, 210 Lancaster St. East. He had been in failing health for the past two years. Born Aug. 19, 1886, near Maryhill, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Seifried. He attended St. Mary's RC Church and was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Kieffer, whom he married 33 years ago in Maryhill; three sons, Carl and Harold, both at home; Gerald of Hamilton; a daughter, Mary at home; four brothers, George of Cathcart, Charles of Paisley Block, Alfred of Kitchener and Norman of Guelph; and two sisters, Mrs. John (Sarah) Tennant and Miss Alice, both of Chicago. One brother predeceased him three years ago. Funeral service will be held from his residence, on Saturday morning, with prayers at 9:30 a.m., thence to St. Mary's RC Church for requiem high mass at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Remains are resting at the Lippert-Gruhn Funeral Home until Friday at two p.m. when the removal will be made to the residence.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record, April 10, 1947
 
John Siefried
 
30098 HYMAN, Anne Marie - Of Kitchener, passed away, peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday, April 30, 1998, in her 47th year. Wife to Harvey; mother to Debbie, at home, Tammy and her fiance John, Nancy and her husband John Neil and Dan, all of Kitchener; daughter to Willard Siegfried of Kitchener; sister to Leon Siegfried, Billy and his wife Nancy, Michael and his fiancee Sharon, Rose Mary and her husband Larry Schell, Lou Ann and her husband Brian Mohn, Florence and her husband Peter Springall and Carol and her husband Mike Madlinski, all of Kitchener, Mary Beth and her husband Ross Drayton of St. Clements, Eileen Werner of Waterloo, Margie Siegfried of Nova Scotia; six grandchildren, Alyshia, Johnnie, Michael, Bradley, Kyle and Dylan. Predeceased by her mother, the former Elizabeth White, in 1992. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7.9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

The Record 1 May 1998 
Anne Marie Siegfried
 
30099 "The Hespeler Hotel" built in 1847 by Charles Siegle who operated it till 18581a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Carl Frederick "Charles Siegle
 
30100 He was a native of Hassmersheim, Grand Duchy of Baden and had lived for many years in Lexington. Heinrich Siegmann
 
30101 Lived with James P. & Marianne Matheson Eckhardt Siegner
 
30102 Rehberg, Mrs. Gertrude - Mrs. Gertrude Rehberg, 90, formerly of New Hamburg, died Monday at St. Raphael's Nursing Home, Kitchener. She was the former Gertrude Siegner, a daughter of the late Louis Siegner and former Margaretha Hamel. Her husband, Victor Rehberg, died in June 1977. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, and the LCW of the church. She was also a member of the 39 Plus Club in New Hamburg. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wallace (Margaret) Racho of New Hamburg; two grandchildren, Brian and Mrs. Jacques (Barbara) Brousseau, and two great-grandchildren, Michelle and Christopher Brousseau. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Friends were received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg Chapel, 291 Huron St., after 2 pm, Wednesday, until noon Thursday when removal was made to Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, for service and committal at 2 pm, Rev. David Pfrimmer officiated. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent Jan 14 1981 pg 12 
Gertrude Siegner
 
30103 W. V. Siegner Passes Away At Hospital

Prominent Kitchener Business man and former Public School Board Chairman, Walter V. Siegner, 55 of 37 Rusholme Rd. died suddenly at K-W Hospital yesterday. Mr. Siegner was president of the W. V. Siegner Lumber Co. which he organized 28 years ago. He served on the Kitchener Public School Board for eight years from 1934 to 1937 and then 1943 to 1948. Included was service as chairman in 1948.

PROMINENT MASON

Mr. Siegner was a Past President of Kitchener Lions Club of which he was a former member. He was also a member of Mocha Temple Shrine Club, London, Ont., The Valette Prefectory, Twin City Lodge AF and AM and the Kitchener Chapter RAM, No117. Mr. Siegner was a member of the First Church, Christ Scientist. Born June 5, 1897 at Kitchener, he was a son of the late Valentine Siegner and the late Elizabeth Moehm. On June 2, 1920, at Kitchener, he married Emma Louise Schneider.

FUNERAL MONDAY

Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters Mrs. Leslie (Kathryn Helena) Faichney, Hampstead, Montreal. Caroline Ann at home, one son, John, Kitchener and a brother Oscar, Kitchener. The funeral will be held Monday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Schreider-Sandrock Funeral Home with burial in Woodland cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.1a

1aKITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD Saturday, August 16, 1952 P.3  
Walter Valentine Siegner
 
30104 Siegner, William G.

On Friday, January 16, 1970 at the Toronto Western Hospital, William G. Siegner (member St. Paul's Anglican Church and Runnymede Lawn Bowling Club), beloved husband of Allie Armstrong. Dear brother of Mrs. V. Rehberg (Gertrude), New Hamburg, Albert Siegner, of Bradenton, Florida; the late Mrs. C. Forler (Clara) and the late Mrs. H. Luft (Larkie). Funeral Service on Monday at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, Toronto. Interment was at St. Stephen's Anglican Church Cemetery Hornby, Ontario.

New Hamburg Independent, January 21, 1970 
William George Siegner
 
30105 JANZEN, Anna (Mrs. John W.) - Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Friday, February 18, 2005, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Anna (Siemens) Janzen, in her 56th year, of Elmira. Beloved wife of John W. Janzen. Dear mother of John Janzen and Tonia Boerner of Elmira, Ana and Craig Luke of Nelson, BC, David Janzen and Sarah Janzen, both of Elmira. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Kyle and Elora Luke. Sister of Bill Siemens, Jake, Neil, John, Frank and Agatha, George, Margaret and Bill Janzen, Helen and Bill Thiessen, Tina, Lisa and Collen Parker. Predeceased by her parents, Wilhelm and Margaretha (Peters) Siemens and her son William. The family will receive friends and relatives at Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 12 noon on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 transfer will be made to Elmira Pentecostal Assembly for funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brian Steed and Pastor Peter Wiebe officiating followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 19 Feb 2005 
Anna Siemens
 
30106 SIERADZKI, Joseph

October 10, 1921 - November 26, 2010 In his 90th year. Joseph died peacefully in his sleep, at home, with his wife of 60 years, Idella at his side. Survived by his wife Idella (Siminoski), daughter Susan Sieradzki, her husband Michael Jones and their children Peter and Melissa of Barrie and his son Brian Sieradzki and Lynn Orton of Cambridge. Also survived by his sister-in-law Jeanette Trojnar of Oakville and brother-in-law Ferd Siminoski of Edmonton. Joseph has been cremated and interred with his infant son Mark Joseph (1955) in St. Clement's Cemetery. Joseph was a member of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church and a retired employee of Butler Metals. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Phil Sherlock at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church (745 Duke Street, Cambridge, ON). Thank you to the wonderful staff of the Community Care Access Centre. Donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Medical Daycare Clinic. Arrangements entrusted to Barthel Funeral Home , Cambridge (519-653-3251).

Waterloo Region Record 30 Nov 2010 
Joseph Sieradzki
 
30107 Mrs. H. W. Makcrow Laid to Rest
Largely attended funeral service for Sarah Ann Siseman, relict of Henry William Makcrow, well-known Preston resident for the past 40 years who died at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning was conducted at St. Paul's United Church yesterday afternoon by Rev. J. H. Herlihey. Numerous beautiful floral tributes also bespoke esteem in which deceased was held in the community. In her 78th year the late Mrs. Makcrow had been ailing for 21 years and had been confined to hospital seriously ill for a month prior to her death. A native of Reigate, Surrey, England, she came to Canada in 1913, residing for a short time in Galt and for the past 40 years in Preston.
A staunch member of St. Paul's United Church the deceased was past president of the Golden Rule Bible Class and a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, while she was also past president of the Daughters of England. Her husband predeceased her in 1938.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. C. Losey at home, Mrs. Joseph Stewart of Preston, Mrs. W. Bryce of Doon, Mrs. Cecil Hurst of Toronto and Margaret at home; three sons, Robert James of Hespeler, Charles of Preston, Henry of Hespeler. Two brothers, Jack Siseman of Australia and William Siseman of England, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. A sister and three brothers predeceased her.
The Daughters of England, in tribute to their former president, conducted a funeral service at the Stager-Pass Ltd. funeral home at 1:30 yesterday afternoon and formed a guard of honor at the funeral home and also at church accompanied by the Women's Missionary Society.
Interment took place in the Preston cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Ernest Thompson, Charles Thompson and Stanley Hall of Galt; William and Robert Makcrow of Hespeler; and Harry Elding of Preston. 
Sarah Ann Sierman
 
30108 Sierzputowski, Janusz

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on January 15, 2016, at the age of 64. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 10:30am - 11:00am, followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Parklawn cemetery. 

Unknown Paper 
Janusz Sierzputowski
 
30109 Celestin Siess

The death occurred on Saturday last of Celestin Siess, formerly of Kitchener and Waterloo, in his 83rd year. The deceased was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and came to Canada in 1881. After farming for a number of years he was employed by Bauer Ltd., Waterloo, which position he held for 26 years, ill health being the cause of his retirement four years ago. Shortly after he moved to New Hamburg, residing with his daughter, Mrs. Louis Schnarr. He is survived by his wife (formerly Marion Fischer) and three daughters, Mary of Waterloo, Mrs. George Benninger and Mrs. Louis Schnarr of New Hamburg. The funeral services were held at 9.30 o'clock Tuesday morning from the residence of Mr. Louis Schnarr to the Holy Family Church, interment being made in Mount Hope cemetery. Kitchener. Rev. Father Leo Siess, assistant pastor of St. Mary's church, Kitchener, who is a nephew of deceased, conducted the services.

New Hamburg Independent, January 10, 1930 
Celestin Siess
 
30110 Joseph is reported to have been born in Durlinsdorf, Haut-Rhin, Alsace Lorraine, France, documentation needed. Franz Joseph "Joseph" Siess
 
30111 Franklin Sievenpiper of 27 Chapel St. died today at St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 86. Born near Cayuga, he had lived in the Twin Cities for more than 60 years. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and had been a funeral director, formerly employed with the Kitchener Furniture Co., and the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home. Later, he worked at the Doon Twines Ltd., retiring in 1962. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lottie Becker in February, 1963. Surviving are two sons, Morgan, Kitchener and Perlous, Riverside, Calif., and one daughter, Mrs. Idella Leahy, Kitchener, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Ira, in 1954. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Sunday where Rev. F. W. Zinc will conduct a service Tuesday at 2 p.. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, March 6, 1971 
Franklin "Frank" Sievenpiper
 
30112 1901 Berlin Census - Minnie is a lodger in the home of Isaac and Magdelena Shanta Minnie Sievenpiper
 
30113 THOMPSON, Sharon Beatrice \emdash After a lengthy illness, at K-W Hospital, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 1989, Sharon Thompson, in her 46th year. Dearly loved wife of Brian Thompson of Kitchener; dearest mother of Christopher William and Sean Charles, both at home; dear daughter of Beatrice Sievenpiper of Kitchener and the late Charles Morgan Sievenpiper. Loving sister of Carol (Mrs. George Hadland), Larry and his wife Diane Sievenpiper, Wayne Sievenpiper, Brenda (Mrs. Earl Reinhart), all of Kitchener, Linda (Mrs. Gordon Butterfield) of Missis-sauga, Jerome Seivenpiper and his wife Sherri of Ottawa. Sharon will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S. (at Westmount Road), Kitchener, on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 3 p.m., Deacon Phil Tremblay, CR, will officiate. Cremation. Sharon Beatrice Sievenpiper
 
30114 Lived with George Specht also a cooper. Frederic Siford
 
30115 Sights, Carl Sergeant. Belonged to the U.S. Army and enlisted with the 34th Battalion at Galt, January 12, 1915. He was born in the U.S.A. and his next of kin is Mrs. Evelyn Sights, 75 Lincoln Avenue, Galt. Anglican. He was killed in action.

Kitchener Public Library '96 Soldier Information Card Collection '96 World War One 
Carl Sights
 
30116 Eudora is listed as boarder in the family of Ernest and Elisa Stebbing on the 1901 Berlin census. Eudora Sillner
 
30117 In Galt, on the 27th inst., Edith Isabella, daughter of E. Sills, aged 15 months and 7 days.

Galt Reporter Aug 30 1878 pg 3 
Edith Isabella Sills
 
30118 SILVA, Joao Medeiros

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Joao Silva, age 74, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side. Survived by his cherished and loving wife Eduarda, son Paul (Heather) of Cambridge, two sisters Maria do Rosario Medeiros, and Maria da Luz (Dinis) Couto. Predeceased by his parents the late Luis Botelho and Jacinta Medeiros. Sisters; Maria Correia, Hortencia, Maria dos Anjos, brothers; Manuel Silva and Joe Silva. Predeceased by his in-laws, Manuel Pereira and Maria Conceicao Pereira and sister-in-law, Lucy Pereira. Survived by Joe Pereira (Maria do Carmo) of Sao Miguel, Azores, Carlos Pereira (Rosa), Lizete Medeiros (Nick), Victor Pereira (Idalina), Frank Pereira (Mary Joe), Tina Rodrigues, Manuel Pereira (Cremilde), Eduardo Pereira (Lisa), Don Pereira (Linda) and Edmundo Pereira (Belle). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joao was employed by Arriscraft for 36 years. He also spent two years of military service in India. Rested at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family received friends on Friday, October 5, 2012. Rosary was recited and Mass of Christian Burial, was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Interment followed at Parklawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank the medical and allied staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, as well as ParaMed Home Care staff.

Cambridge Times 10 Oct 2012 
Joao Medeiros Silva
 
30119 FURTADO, Maria (nee Silva)

Peacefully, at Hilltop Manor, Cambridge, on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the age of 81. Loving and devoted wife of the late Cirino Furtado (2011). Loving mother of Carl and his wife Debbie and Joe and his wife Beverley. Special grandmother of Chad (Lisa), Shawn (Caleigh), Alicia (Adam) and great-grandmother of Logan. Maria will also be sadly missed by her brothers; Fernando, Jorge both of Cambridge, Jose of California and Manuel of Azores. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Ambrose R.C. Church, Chalmers St. S. (at South St.), Cambridge, on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 5 Dec 2012 
Maria Silva
 
30120 Sousa, Maria

It with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Maria Sousa at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the age of 76. Dear wife of Manuel and beloved mother of Teresa da Costa (Antonio), Manuel Moniz (Adriana), Maria da Luz Oliveira (Jose), Adriana Silva (Silvino), Alda Camara (Tony), Rose Sousa and Durval Sousa (Dina). Loving grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Bento and Victoria da Silva and 3 brothers and 1 sister. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Unknown Paper 
Maria Silva
 
30121 SILVEIRA, Jose B.

Born in Sao Jorge, Açores on December 28, 1937, passed away peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the age of 73. Beloved husband of 50 years to Maria. Loving father to Olga (Derek Smith). Loving grandfather to Nicole, Alyssa, (Laura and Emilie). Loving brother to Manuel (Regina), Fatima (Joao Maciel), Joao (Alice). Brother-in-law to Lenor (Cosmo Maciel), Elias Oliveira (Ana), Judith (Joao Bettencourt), Leocadia (Miguel Soares), Georgina (late Manuel Silveira), Fatima (Helio Oliveira), Dora (Tony Amaral), Jose Oliveira (Eva), Jorge Oliveira (Evelina), Filipe Oliveira (Gorette) and the late Angelo Oliveira. Son-in-law to Mariana (late Antonio Oliveira). Son of the late Joao and Laurentina Silveira. Will be sadly missed by many nephews and nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial, was recited at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, on Monday, May 9, 2011. Interment was held at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 10 May 2011 
Jose B. Silveira
 
30122 SILVEIRA, Jose Gomes

1927 - 2013. Of Cambridge, passed away peacefully, at the Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, in Cambridge, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the age of 86. Predeceased by his first wife Maria de Lourdes. Husband of 19 years to Maria Adelaide Amaral, cherished father of Ilda Salamon (Paul), Frank Silveira and Edward Silveira (Ana). Devoted grandfather of Carly, Katherine, Kayla, Sheldon, Marlena and Nelson. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home chapel, at 8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial, will be recited at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin Street South, Cambridge on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 11am. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 17 May 2013 
Jose Gomes Silveira
 
30123 Event Description: Fits Anny Sim
 
30124 C. Fraser Elliott, David Sim Become Deputy Ministers

C. Fraser Elliott, K.C., commissioner of income tax, and David Sim. commissioner of excise, have been appointed to full rank of deputy ministers for the Department of National Revenue. Hon. Colin Gibson, minister of national revenue, announced today that an order-in-council has been passed covering the appointments. Mr. Elliott becomes deputy minister of national revenue for taxation and Mr. Sim deputy minister of national revenue for customs and excise. Mr. Elliot entered the government service in 1919 and for the past 11 years has been commissioner of Income tax and succession duties. Mr. Sim was appointed private secretary to the minister of national revenue In 1927 and was appointed commissioner of excise in 1934.1a

1aOttawa Citizen 28 Jul 1943

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Nation Revenue Deputy David Sim Retires Jan. 5

The last deputy minister appointed by Rr. Hon. R. B. Bennett is retiring on Jan 4. He is David Sim deputy minister of nation revenue (customs and excise)

When he was appointed 31 years ago, he was only the eighth man to occupy the post since confederation, but in his 31 years he has served under 12 ministers.

There was no pressure on Mr. Sim to retire. He was 65 last May, but it has been his inflexible policy in the department that retirement is mandatory at 65 years and six months. "And I'm not going to break that policy for myself." he said "Besides I think it is a good thing it make room for the ones on their way up. When a top post is vacated there are a lot of people who get promotions."

Away from the daily pressure of decisions to be made. Mr. Sim figures on a lot of golfing, curling and fishing and doing a lot of reflective thinking. He has some altruistic ideas but he's not telling what they are right now.


Fourth career

There have been reports that Mr. Sim might go into politics. No so, he said "I'll have fourth career but it won't be in politics." His first career was in the army (as a bugler at 16. then in the band, then in the trenches), his second with a bank and trust company, his third as public servant. The fourth your guess.

Mr. Sim recalled that at one time he used to learn to play a new instrument each year. Now perhaps he'll take up the few he has missed.

His interests are many. He is a past president of Ottawa Rotary Club, the Rideau Curling Club, the Canadian Club of Ottawa and Five Lake Fishing Club.

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Canada when 12 years old, his family setting at Kitchener then Berlin. He enlisted in the army in 1915 in 1927 came to Ottawa as private secretary to the late Hon. W. D. Euler, minister of national revenue.

Vigorous health

Mr. Sim said all this friends (for most of them) are in Ottawa and he intends to stay here. He is blessed with vigorous health. There are compensations to being a deputy minister, said Mr. Sim. It is a great thing to be able to sit in the Commons gallery and to hear a minister say he's reached a conclusion. "And he uses your words to tell what the conclusion it. It a vicarious satisfaction."

Mr. Simi doesn't bridle a the word bureaucrat. There must of necessity be a bureaucracy and the good bureaucrat is indispensable.

"The country needs both the politician and the bureaucrat." he said. "The politician has his antennas out for public sentiment in a way that the civil servant does not."

Other there are conflicts of opinion on policy and administrative matters between ministers and their deputies.

"We recognize who has the last word and when the minister says this is it, then what we say is that if that is the way it is to be, this is the way it should be done."2a

2aOttawa Citizen 17 Dec 1964

 
Deputy Minister David Sim
 
30125 Sim, Edward "Ted" - At A.R. Goudie Eventide Home, Kitchener, on Monday, November 10, 2003, Ted died after a long and fulfilling life. He was 89. Beloved husband of the late Martha (Schmidt), who predeceased him September 7, 1994. Loved father of Marilyn and her husband Bob Bennett and Margaret and her husband Phil Little of Waterloo. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Michael, David and Liz, Christine and Terry, Scott and Cynthia and Andrew and Jacky; Papa Ted to his great-grandchildren, Olivia, Andrew, Tiana, Carly and Jonathan. Brother of Doug and his wife Elsie of Cobble Hill, B.C., Jock and his wife Dorothy of London and George of Waterloo. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Winnifred Sim of Largo, Fla., Elsie Hertzberger of Waterloo and Milt Schmidt of Boston. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen Wilson and Robert Sim; brothers, Robert and Jim and sister-in-law, Idella Sim. Ted was a member of Calvary Memorial United Church in Kitchener and was retired as grounds superintendent from the former Mutual Life Assurance Company where he worked for 42 years. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ted with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Friday, November 14, 2003, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. A service to celebrate Ted's life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, November 14, 2003 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. In Ted's memory, donations to The Salvation Army or Calvary Memorial United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com. Following the committal service at the cemetery, friends and relatives are invited to the Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit with the family.

The Record, November 11, 2003 
Edward "Ted" Sim
 
30126 Again, however, not everyone returned from battle. Having trained with the COTC on campus, Craig Alles joined the Scots Fusiliers of Canada on July 29, 1942. Alles participated in the liberation of Holland, but was killed in action on April 12, 1945. On September 6, 1944, Major Gordon Drummond Sim was killed in action in France, leaving behind his wife, Mildred Elizabeth Sim.1a

1aThe Cord Weekly 9 Nov 2005

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MAJOR C. D. SIM KILLED IN ACTION


Major Gordon Drummond Sim was killed in action on September 6, while serving with the Highland Light Infantry. He was a son of David Sim Sr., and the late Mrs. Sim. The young officer attended Kitchener public schools and the K-W Collegiate where he was president of the Student's Council and premier of the Ontario Older Boys' Parliament. A graduate of the Ottawa Normal School, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the U. of W.O. in June 1937. Previous he had attended Waterloo College during the years 1934-37 where he was noted for his scholarly and efficient work. He married Miss Mildred Roedding who was also a member of the Kitchener public school staff. Later Major Sim taught in the public and continuation schools at Ottawa where he enlisted with the Highland Light Infantry on July 12, 1940. He was sent overseas in the following year. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church and choir, and taught in the Sunday School. He is survived by his wife, his father, five brothers, and one sister.2a

2aThe College Cord Nov 1944

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Canadian Who Liberated A Village


He accepted the surrender of 2,000 Germans all by himself and marched them back to the Allied lines armed with only a tommy gun.

This Remembrance Day, when the world is torn between remembering the sacrifices of two world wars and visualizing the honors of a possible third, a priest in the quiet French hamlet of Toumai-sur-Dive remembers a happier wartime incident.

Father Launay, in fact, remembers the occasion very well. It was Aug. 21, 1944. The green and usually peaceful countryside of Normandy was in flames. As German armies reeled back from the disaster and carnage of the Falaise Gap with Allied armies in full pursuit, town after town in this picturesque and historic part of France was caught up. in the honors of modern warfare.

Tournai-sur-Dive was one of these. Strong elements of the German 7th Army were entrenched in and around the village. The Allies turned 400 pieces of artillery against this stubborn foe. The shells started to hammer down and they did not choose between Frenchman and German.

The 500 villagers of Tournai-sur-Dive burrowed into the ruins. Father Launay knew he had to stop the fighting or most of his parishioners would die. So at 3 P.M. on Aug. 21, he succeeded in convincing the German major in charge of the village that it was suicide to continue the fight.

A German junior officer volunteered to accompany the priest to the Allied lines to attempt to arrange a cease-fire. They got through the brutal barrage and then encountered advancing Canadian troops.

The Canadians named a single soldier to accompany Father Launay back to Tournai-sur-Dive to accept the sur-render of the Germans. And this is just what happened. The lone Canadian, when he reached the village, accepted the surrender of 2,000 Germans. Father Launay, his village saved, watched the Germans disappear, the Canadian shepherding them with the help of a sub-machine-gun. Then, suddenly, he realized that he had forgotten to ask the name of the soldier who had delivered his village.

For 17 years he tried to locate the Canadian soldier. The surrender which saved the community was commemorated by a panorama in the nearby museum at Laigle, including two wax models \emdash one of the priest and one of the unknown Canadian soldier.

Then, almost 17 years after the incident, the story became known in Canada. And in Kitchener, Ont., reporter pave Green, of the Kitchener-Waterloo News Record, came up with the answer Father Launay was looking for.

Maj. Gordon Sim, a Kitchener school teacher who went to war with the famed Highland Light Infantry, seemed to be the man in question. Sgt. Harvey Knipfel, C. D. Campbell (H.LL adjutant at that time), and other Kitchener veterans recalled that it was Maj. Sim (Susie Sim to his men) who had taken part in the single-handed capture.

But Father Launay and the village of Tournai-sur-Dive will never be able to express their thanks to this Canadian soldier. Two weeks later, as the fighting rolled over the city of Rouen and burst out on to the fields and wooded hills beyond, Maj. Sim, 30, was killed in action.3a

3aWeekend Magazine. Vol. 11 No. 34, 1961

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7 September

Although Major Gord Sim's body was recovered by a patrol, Cpl. Banks body had to be dropped when hidden enemy began firing on them.

It was getting late in the day, but an early summer evening provided enough light for the burial party. From the safety of the battalion's perimeter they set off with the body of Major Sim to a church cemetery in a nearby village named Condette.

Captain Jock Anderson had selected this spot from his map, and in the empty village the jeep parked, after which the funeral party unloaded the body, which was neatly wrapped in a standard grey military blanket on a stretcher. Through a typical high old wall surrounding the church grounds the small procession made their way; there was Jock, Doug Barrie, a piper and four soldiers carrying the stretcher as pallbearers.

By the ancient wall a spot was picked to dig, and it was quiet as they did so, just the sound of shovels churning the earth. Then, Simmy's body was carefully lowered into the shallow grave dug to military standards, to facilitated later recovery, and Jock completed the service. The piper then played a lament which echoed beyond the church grounds and the empty village, while the burial party listened in silence. Long shadows of a late summer day cast over old gravestones, and a newly placed wooden cross. The tune was called Mist Covered Mountains; it was the fulfillment of a request Gord had made to Jock:

"...he said, `I'm either going to get the Victoria Cross or I'm going to die; and I think I'm going to die. So when they bury me, I'd like them to play Mist Covered Mountains. "'

"I marked it on the map where he was buried, " Jock explained, "and showed it to the CO ... and he says, `Padre! What are you doing? We haven't cleared that place yet!"'

It is a depressing affair that the body of Cpl. Banks was left behind as the HLI moved to new positions in the forests surrounding Mont Lambert, just outside of Boulogne. The S.D.G.s, who took over in this area, reported the Free French spotted Germans in the cover of night booby trapping his body; a common practice.4a

4aThe Regimental History of the H.L.I. of Canada, from which quotes will be used below here, on this page, with additions from "Proud Heritage, Vol4", the Regimental history of the Sister regiment: The "Imperial" Highland Light Infantry (from Scotland) - http://pipesforfreedom.com/webtxt/0502THE_HIGHLAND_LIGHT_INFANTRY_OF_CANADA.htm 2014
 
Major Gordon Drummond Sim
 
30127 Leonard Siminowski - by Record Correspondent - FERGUS - Leonard Siminowski, 39, of 474 Garafraxa St. East, Fergus, died Thursday at Groves Hospital, Fergus, following a lengthy illness. Born in Kitchener, Feb. 29, 1924, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mr. (sic) Stanley Siminowski. He was manager of the Brewers Retail Store in Fergus for the past five years and a member of St. Joseph's RC Church and the Legion here. He served three years with the RCAF during the Second World War. Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Best, a son, Lennie and a daughter, Mary, both at home, and a sister, Mrs. Jerome (Helen) Murawsky of Kitchener. The body is at the Lorne C. Pattison Funeral Home, Fergus, where the rosary will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m. Requiem mass will be solemnized at St. Mary's RC Church, Elora, Monday at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. J. J. Gillen officiating. Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Leonard Siminowski
 
30128 PYNES-PINOS, Pamela (nee Siminowski)

Died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Lisaard House, in Cambridge, at the age of 51 years. Beloved daughter of Violet Siminowski of Cambridge and the late Casimir Siminowski. Loving mother of Felicia Pynes. Pamela will be sorely missed by her husband, David Paquette, whom were recently married. Cherished sister of Paul Siminowski of Cambridge and Peggy and her husband David DuCharme of Ottawa. Sadly missed by her mother-in-law, Pavla Pinos of Kitchener. A heartfelt thank you to Jack and Pat Kelly and their family, especially, Don and Jackie Aubin for the love and support shown to our family, as well as the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Palliative Care staff and the Lisaard House staff. Predeceased by her first husband, John (Jan) Pinos (1992) and father-in-law, Jan Pinos Sr. Pamela's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, (507 Frederick St Kitchener 749-8467) Monday June 14, 2004 (this evening) from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service for Pam will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, June 16, 2004, at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 14 Jun 2004 pg B5 
Pamela Inez Siminowski
 
30129 Stanley Siminowsky - A resident of Canada since he was 17, Stanley Siminowsky, 180 Ahrens St. West, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital after an illness of several months. He was 60. Mr. Siminowsky was born in Poland, May 8, 1892, son of late Mr. and Mrs. Polycarp Siminowsky. He was a member of Sacred heart RC Church and was for 42 years an employee of the Dominion Rubber Co., Ltd., Textile division. His wife, the former Susan Bilitzki, died in 1943. Surviving are one son, Leonard, Wiarton; one daughter, Mrs. Jerome (Helen) Murawsky, Kitchener; three brothers, Joseph, Emil and Walter, all of Preston, and Mrs. John (Veronica) Olender, Kitchener. The body will be at the Gruhn Funeral Home until 6 pm tonight when removal will be made to the home. Prayers will be said at the house Wednesday at 8:30 am followed by requiem high mass at Sacred Heart RC Church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mount Hope RC Cemetery. Rev. James Casey will officiate.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Stanley Siminowski
 
30130 John is reportly born in Kleinbill Grand Duchess, Hessen-Darmstad, Germany, documentation needed. Johann Philip "John" Simmermacher
 
30131 Adolph was reportedly born in Lindenau, Aue-Schwarzenberg, Sachsen, Germany, documentation needed. Adolph Simmers
 
30132 Adolph Simmers

PRESTON — Adolph Simmers, 76, of 788 Laurel St., died at his home early today. Mr. Simmers was born in Montreal and lived here for 70 years. He was a pattern maker at Preston Woodworking Company for many years before retiring seven years ago. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, financial secretary of Cambridge IOOF Lodge, the Victoria Encampment of the IOOF and Queen Rebekah Lodge, as well as being a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. His wife, the former Edith Dinsmore, died in 1946. Surviving are three sons, Harold, Robert and Herbert and a daughter, Mrs. Mae Mertz, all of Preston; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Georgina) Rich of Welland: 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home. The funeral will be conducted at St. John's Church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery. Rev. C. E. Ladds of St John's Church will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Jan 1964 pg 15 
Adolph E. Simmers
 
30133 Simmers, George Edward Private. Enlisted early in the war with 29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion of Galt. He was killed in action at Givenchy on June 15, 1915. He went overseas with the 1st Battalion, 1st Division, 1st Contingent. His mother is Mrs. Emma Simmers of Preston. Anglican.1a

1aSimmers, George Edward: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848383/data?n=1 
Private George Edward Simmers
 
30134 MERTZ, Mae

Of Laurel Street, Cambridge, on Saturday, Nov. 20, 1993, at her residence, in her 83rd year. Mae Simmers, dear mother of Donald and Elizabeth (Mrs. Ambrose MacDougall), both of Cambridge: loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: dear sister of Herbert Simmers of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Harold and Robert (Mike). Mrs. Mertz was born in Cambridge (Preston) and lived there all her life. She was a longtime employee of Savage Shoes Ltd.. retiring 17 years ago. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, a Sunday school teacher and choir member. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday) 2-4 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. John's Church, 567 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1993, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Lynn Mitchell officiating. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Nov 1993 pg A11 
Mae Edith Emma Simmers
 
30135 SIMMERS, P. Jackes

Passed away, on Friday, Dec. 7, 1984, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Jackes Simmers, of 202 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Florence Wright and dear brother of Victor of Florida, Joseph of Grimsby and Otto of Peterborough, Charlotte (Mrs. Frederick Laughlin) of Waterloo. Mr. Simmers was predeceased by a brother, Rupert. Mr. Simmers was born in Toronto on February 2, 1908 and was the founder of Simmers, Harper and Jenkins, Law Firm; member of Trinity Anglican Church, Cambridge, member of the Galt Kiwanis, Galt Country Club; was a Mason and Shriner and was the First CO of Air Cadets Squadron 296. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Cambridge, this evening, Monday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Dec 1984 pg D11 
Price Jackes "Jackes" Simmers
 
30136 SIMMERS, Robert (Mike) -- Suddenly, at Toronto Western Hospital, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1990, age 63 years beloved husband of Pat, of Secord Avenue, Kitchener. Dear father of Barbara and her friend Gary Van Every, Cheryl and her husband Jim Fries, Cathy and her husband Randy Theberge and David, all of Kitchener, Also surviving is his sister, Mae Mertz of Cambridge (P) and brother Herb Simmers and his wife Doreen of Brantford and seven grandchildren, Rebecca and Brandon Walters, Jeffrey and Jennifer Fries, Tiffany, Natalie and Ashley Theberge. Mike was a member of the Grand Valley Golf Club. Friends may call at...1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Feb 1990 
Robert Mike Simmers
 
30137 KELLY, Mary Dorothy

On Monday, August 1, 2005, at the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, in her 84th year. Mary Simmons, beloved wile of the late Cyril Joseph Kelly (1991); dear mother of Joseph and Heather Kelly and Robert and the late Christine Kelly. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Susan and Steven, Bradly and Kimberly and two great-grandchildren, as well as sisters, Elizabeth Scott and Edith Le La Cheur. She was predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Margaret Simmons and her sister, Beatrice, as well as three brothers. Mrs. Kelly was born in Hespeler and was a lifelong resident. She worked many years at Stamped and Enamel and American Standard. She was a member of St. Clements parish and a 35 year member and past president of the Preston Legion Women's Auxiliary Branch 126, Royal Canadian Legion. Cremation has taken place. A family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Interment at Park lawn Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge.

The Record 2 Aug 2005 pg B7 
Mary Dorothy Simmons
 
30138 ST. JACQUES, Norene Louise (nee Simmons) - With the love of her family, Norene passed away at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Thursday, August 13, 2009, at the age of 74 years. Loving mother of Shawn Timar and his wife Valerie. Adored grandma to James Berry, Steven Timar, Shane Ross, and Cody Ross. Dear sister of Viviene Williams and her husband Jack; and Aunt of Rodney Brockbank (Nancy), Carolyn Marois (Ed), Marilyn Nelson (Brad). She leaves behind her close friends, Millie, Bob and Mary, Judy and Vivienne. Predeceased by her parents, Homer and Irene Simmons. Norene's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 2 p.m. for Norene's Memorial Service in the Funeral Home Chapel. A reception will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Norene's memorial.

The Waterloo Region Record - Aug. 15, 2009 
Norene Louise Simmons
 
30139 Death came very suddenly to Samuel Simmons on Saturday. He had just entered his home after being in the garden when the final call came, and without warning.

Mr. Simmons was born on Oct. 17, 1843 in Shakespeare, Ontario, Canada. On January 29, 1863, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Curtis. To this union were born 4 children: William, now of Detroit; Rutherford of Smith's Creek; Lottie, Mrs. Lee Edwards; and Dora, the later dying in infancy.

The Simons family resided in the vicinity of Memphis for abt. 30 years, coming to Richmond but a few years since. The funeral services were held from the late home on Main Street on Tuesday at 2 o'clock, Rev. Norman LaMarche conducted them, assisted by Rev. Henry Nankervis of Memphis, who was Mr. Simon's paster for abt. 29 years.

The Review 2 Jul 1915 
Samuel Simmons
 
30140 1851 - Catharine Simon is staying with George Hollinger (1815). Catharine Simon
 
30141 SIMON, David John Passed away peacefully at his home on April 8, 2016. Beloved husband for more than 40 years of Sonja Simon. Loving father to Nancy (Rob Marson), Susan (Derek Daniels), Peggy (Tom Rhodes) and Kate (Jon Hendel). Proud grandfather of Sophia Daniels and Cameron Marson. Dear brother-in-law to Jurgen and Gita Mayke. David was predeceased by his parents, John and Kathleen Simon, and his sister, Christine Croth. David was born April 4, 1941 in Kitchener and, following a career with Hiram Walkers & Sons, retired to his home in Conestogo. David will be missed especially for his quick wittiness and his innate ability to make friends with anyone. We will deeply miss his bigger than life presence and heart. David's family wishes to thank his many friends who provided thoughtful care and fellowship especially these last few weeks; including all of the team members from CCAC. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David's family at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, (519-749-8467) on Monday, April 11, 2016 from 1 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. The memorial service for David will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow. Visit www.henrywalser.com for David's memorial

Waterloo Region Record 9 Apr 2016

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David John Simon
 
30142 Died. An old lady of Eugene, aged 86 years, by the name of Mrs. CHURCH, died on last Monday morning. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning. She was a very respectable old lady, and had many friends who will feel sad when they hear of her death.1a

1aHoosier State Newspaper Thursday, September 26, 1878 
Elizabeth Simon
 
30143 White, Elizabeth - Born June 8, 1916, to Stanislaus and Victoria Simon, Kitchener. Died March 31, 2000, peacefully, in Sunnyside Home after a long and lingering illness. She was predeceased by her first husband, William Brock and second husband, John White. She is survived by her beloved son, William Brock and sisters, Mrs. Pauline Ostrowski of Mississauga and Mrs. Angela Aldworth, Waterloo; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Elizabeth Ann Simon
 
30144 Simon, Emil - On Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1989, at Sunnyside Home, after a brief illness, Emil Simon, formerly of Braun Street, Kitchener, age 95 years. Emil was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and had been very active in church activities. He had been a foreman for the Dominion Button Company until his retirement in 1959. Father of Ronald of Toronto and Mrs. Violet Dorscht of Kitchener. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Dianne Schaller, Janet Leadston, Barbara Lawlor and Bob Simon and six great-grandchildren, Lori Schaller, Sean and David Leadston, Donny Lawlor and B.J. and Scott Simon. Predeceased by his parents; his wife, Hanna in 1965 and one son, Wilfred. He was the last surviving member of his family. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Ronald Leonard officiating. Internment will be in St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery. Donations to St. Peter's Lutheran Church TV Ministry, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario may be made as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, September 28, 1989 
Emil Simon
 
30145 Frank J. Simon - Frank Joseph Simon, 48, of 221 Krug St., died suddenly at his home Sunday. Born Sept. 23, 1913, he worked at B.F. Goodrich and was connected with Twin City baseball for many years. He was a member of St. Anne's RC Church, the Goodrich 20-Year club and the K-W Foremen's Club. Surviving are his wife, Marie (Babs) Tone, whom he married in 1941; his father, Lorentz, two daughters, Margaret and Maureen; three brothers, Joseph and John of Kitchener and Edward of St. Agatha, and two sisters, Mrs. Anthony (Clara) Oshowy of Lemberg, Sask., and Mrs. Emmerson (Helen) Hurley of Kitchener. His mother, the former Mary Lemanski, predeceased him eight years ago. Requiem high mass will be solemnized Wednesday at 9 am in St. Anne's Church with Rev. H.B. Smith officiating. The rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8 pm at the Gruhn Funeral Home. Prayers will be said at 8:30 am, Wednesday at the funeral home.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Frank Joseph Simon
 
30146 BADHAM, Joan - Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, in her 76th year. Joan Badham of Cambridge, dear wife of Stan; loved mother of Michelle and cherished grandmother of Devon. Sister of Claire Armstrong of Paris. Daughter of the late Elizabeth and Cecil Simon and predeceased by brothers, Edward and William Simon, all of Paris. ON. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 Main Street Cambridge on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Waterloo Region Record - Nov 2008 
Joan Simon
 
30147 Simon, Joseph A. - At Freeport Hospital on Sunday, December 26, 1976, following a lengthy illness, Joseph Aloysius Simon, age 68, of 24 Shanley St., Kitchener. A member of Sacred Heart RC Church. Beloved husband of Mary Dynia; dear father of Mrs. Frank (Josephine) Stepien, Mrs. Ron (Cecile) Hummel, both of Kitchener, Mrs. Barry (Rita) Little of Ottawa, Mrs. Robert (Julianne) Gagnon of Toronto; brother of John of New Dundee, Edward of Kitchener, Mrs. Emerson (Helen) Hurley of Kitchener; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by one brother, Frank, one sister, Clara. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:30 am, followed by a funeral mass at Sacred Heart RC Church at 10 am. Father Edwin R. Lapinski, CR, will officiate. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Joseph Aloysius Simon
 
30148 Simon & Mary have 7 Children Lorentz "Lawrence" Simon
 
30149 Dorscht, Violet E. - At St. Mary's Hospital, on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, surrounded by her family. The former Violet Emma Simon aged 89 years. Violet was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Dear mother to Janet Leadston and Art Werner of Ayr and Diane and her husband Jim Schaller of Kitchener; sister to Ron Simon of Brighton; loving Grandma to Sean Leadston and his wife Lee, David Leadston and Lori Schaller. Predeceased by her parents, Emil Simon and Hannah Warnholz; her husband, Louis in 1995 and a brother, Wilfred Simon. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Friday from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Frank Haggarty and Pastor Eric Reble officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre as expressions of sympathy through the funeral home or email 1057@alderwoods.com.

The Record, April 8, 2004 
Violet Emma Simon
 
30150 imon, Wilfred J. - Tuesday, August 26, 1975, at Scarboro General Hospital, Wilfred J. Simon, aged 56 years of 93 Southampton Drive, Scarborough. Born in Kitchener, he was employed at Consumers and Corporate Affairs, Don Mills; a member of the 63rd Field Battery RCA Association, Guelph. Son of Emil Simon of Kitchener and the late Hannah Warnholz; husband of Alice Brox; father of Robert of Scarboro and Mrs. Danny (Barbara) Lawlor of Bobcaygeon, Ont.; brother of Ronald of Toronto and Mrs. Louis (Violet) Dorscht of Kitchener. Also survived by three grandsons, Donnie, Scott and B-Jay. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, after 7 p.m. today for funeral service and committal in the chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Henry Opperman will officiate. Internment Mount Hope cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, August 26, 1975 
Wilfred J. Simon
 
30151 Suddenly, in Galt, on Saturday evening, 24th inst., at half-past 11 o'clock, William Norval, beloved and only son of George and Mary Simons, aged 4 years and 4 months.

Galt Reporter Aug 30 1878 pg 3 
William Norval Simons
 
30152 In 1834 Andrew's hotel burned and it has been suggested that it was intentional because of the fear that Cholera would once again break out from it when the weather again turned warm. Andrew Simpson
 
30153 Social Gossip

Miss Ella Simpson daughter of Mr. Tindill Simpson, who has been confined to her bed for a couple weeks, is we are glad to state convalescing and will soon be able to be about as usual1a

1aThe Berlin DailyTelegraph 2 Feb 1892 
Ella Simpson
 
30154 Died, In Ayr, on Tuesday morning, May 31st, at 12.30 o'clock A.M., Ellen Simpson, Beloved Wife of George Nicol, Aged 38 Years and 1 Month. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, June 1st, at 4 o'clock p.m., from her husband's residence, Piper St., to the New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Ayr, May 31st, 1887.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Ellen Simpson
 
30155 Frederick Simpson, "was born in Bowne, Michigan, October 15th, 1871. He resides in Lowell, Michigan, and is married to Lena Wilson. They have one child named Lottie."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Frederick Simpson
 
30156 George Simpson, "was born in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, December 21st, 1855. He is married to Lydia Layer and resides at Bowne, Kent County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George Simpson
 
30157 SIMPSON, Howard - Peacefully on Friday, December 7, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital, Howard Simpson of Erbsville. Husband of Mildred (Melitzer) Simpson for 65 years. Survived by three sons, Philip and Valerie Simpson, Gregory Simpson, Craig and Brenda Simpson and by one daughter, Glenda Simpson. Four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter also survive. Brother of Mildred Ruby. Howard was employed at Seagrams, Waterloo for many years. He served overseas in the Second World War with the RCAF. At Howard's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Erbsville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. Howard John Simpson
 
30158 Simpson, Hugh Sergeant. Had enlisted as battalion butcher and rose to the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant. He was overseas nearly three years. He died of wounds in June, 1918 leaving a wife, three daughters and one son who live in Hespeler, Ontario. He was employed by the R. Forbes Company Limited of Hespeler.1a

1aSimpson, Hugh: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 22 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848463/data?n=1 
Hugh Simpson
 
30159 Isaac Simpson, "was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario, March 8th, 1858. He is married to Mary Conlen and resides in Kalkaska County, Michigan, where he is farming. No family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Simpson
 
30160 In Loving Memory Died In North Dumfries, on Monday, April 27th, 1903, at 8 o'clock, P.M., Jessie Simpson. Relict of the late James Linton, Aged 78 years and 7 months. The Funeral Will take place on Thursday, April 30th, at 2 o'clock, P.M., from her late residence, Lot 33, Concession 10, to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Jessie Simpson
 
30161 John Simpson, "was born in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, November 15th, 1863. He is a farmer and resides in Kalkaska County, Michigan, and is married to Libbie Rosenburg. They have two children, Mabel and Maud."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Simpson
 
30162 Built in 1858 by Martin Simpson a boot and shoe maker. Constructed of stone two stories high and covered (1978) in stucco. In 1978 is was listed in very good condition with a much altered entrance. Martin Simpson, Sr.
 
30163 Martin Simpson, "was born in Bowne, Michigan, August 8th, 1868. He is a dry goods merchant, resides in Ionia, Michigan, and is married to Zoa Althen. No family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Martin Simpson
 
30164 Oliver Simpson, "was born in Bowne, Michigan, February 19th, 1865. He is a farmer and resides at Lowell, Michigan. He is married to Clara Rittinger. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Oliver Simpson
 
30165 SIMPSON, Philip Howard Peacefully after an ironhorse battle with mesothelioma at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Philip Simpson of St. George, formerly of Erbsville, is survived and deeply missed by his wife and lifelong dance partner Valerie (nee White), son John Simpson, PhD, daughter Kate, mother Mildred Simpson, sister Glenda Simpson and brothers Craig (Brenda) and Gregory Simpson. Predeceased by his father Howard Simpson (2007). Longtime employee at University of Waterloo and devoted to planes, trains, automobiles and all things mischievous. Cremation has taken place. At Philip's request there will be no visitation or funeral. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation or the Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton. Arrangements entrusted to Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." Mark Twain See you at the fire, Phil Philip Howard Simpson
 
30166 BERLET, Priscilla (Simpson)

A native of St. Clements, Mrs. Priscilla Berlet, 55, of Conestogo, widow of the late Theodore A. Berlet, died at the K-W Hospital Tuesday following a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Simpson. Mrs. Berlet attended St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Conestogo, and was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society of the church. Her husband died in 1935. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Elvera Joyce of Conestogo, two brothers, Edward Simpson of Durham and Henry Simpson of Waterloo, and five sisters, Mrs. Henry Scheifele of Waterloo, Mrs. Sylvestor Wilkin of Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Mrs. William Oberer and Mrs. Henry Berlet, of Kitchener and Mrs. William Thornton of Guelph. The funeral will be held today (Thursday) from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, with Rev. S. J. Wittig of Conestogo in charge of the service. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 24 Feb 1944 
Priscilla Eliza Simpson
 
30167 Susan Simpson, "was born in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, October 29th, 1861. She is married to John Weitz, a farmer. They reside in Lowell, Michigan, and have one child named Allie."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susan Simpson
 
30168 BERLET, Mrs. Susan (Henry) - Peacefully, at Central Park Lodge, to be with her Lord, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 1988, following a lengthy illness, age 97 years.

The former Susan Simpson was born in St. Clements, a daughter of the late Edward Simpson and the former Margaret Braun. Mrs. Berlet was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

Beloved wife of the late Henry Michael Berlet, who predeceased her in 1981. Dear mother of Henry (Harry) E. and his wife Betty, Gerald A., Muriel (Mrs. Jack Koch), Madeline (Mrs. George Tuffin), all of Kitchener, Bernice (Mrs. Ken Rueffer) and Mrs. Gladys Barney, all of Waterloo and Yvonne (Mrs. Tom Henry) of Sault Ste. Marie. Lovingly remembered by her 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She is the last surviving member of her family. Predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 pm today (Monday), continuing until noon on Tuesday, when removal will be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 30 Shaftsbury Drive, Kitchener, for funeral and committal services at 2 pm, Rev. Kenneth Zorn officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Nov 1988 
Susanna Matilda Simpson
 
30169 GUNTHER, Susanne (Sue)

Formerly of Hungerford Road, Cambridge, on Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Susanne Millar Simpson, beloved wife of the late Harold E. Gunther (1966); dear mother of John and his wife Maria of Cambridge; lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Corrie and her husband Bill McKay of Toronto, Sherry-Lynn and Colleen, both at home and two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Justin. Mrs. Gunther was born in Belfast, Ireland and came to Cambridge in 1947, from Toronto. She was a member of Cambridge North Salvation Army Corp., (Hespeler). The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be conducted by Captain M. Tidd at the funeral home on Monday, Jan, 22, 1996, at 1:30 p.m. Interment following in Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 20 Jan 1996 pg A9 
Susanne Millar "Sue" Simpson
 
30170 Lived with George Simpson Walter Simpson
 
30171 (Wilfred Simpson - Note: first part of Obit missing)

…. home at Paradise Lake, near St. Clements, after a lengthy illness. He was 61.

Born in Waterloo, he was a son of Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Simpson of Wellesley and the late Mr. Simpson. He was a member of the Waterloo fire department for many years and then worked at the former Westside Dairy Ltd. In later years he worked part-time for the Waterloo County Works Department.

Surviving besides his mother are his wife, the former Rita Bauman; two sons, Gary, a corporal posted at Canadian Forces Base, Rockcliffe, and Paul at home; a daughter, Mrs. William (Joan) Drysdale of Rothsay, N.B.; a brother Howard of Erbsville; a sister, Mrs. Lorne (Mildred) Ruby of Wellesley, and seven grandchildren.

Besides his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Melvin.

The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home after noon Saturday where Rev. Arthur Horst of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Erbsville, will conduct a service Monday at 2 pm. Burial will be in the Erbsville Lutheran Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Dec 1970 
Wilfred Henry Simpson
 
30172 137 Ontario St. was formerly known as 77 Foundry St. North. William Simpson
 
30173 Fifty-Six Years in the Furniture Business in Berlin

Berlin is the Furniture Centre of Canada ; more Furniture and Better Furniture is made in Berlin than any other section of the Dominion. The Interview comes with added force on the eve of our Cityhood Celebration

An Interview with William (Daddy) Simpson ; known as the Father of the Furniture Industry

Thousands of our citizens for years have noticed a kindly faced, unobtrusive, indeed retiring man around our city; a man who, looks young when his eyes glisten, a man who has to be spoken to before he speaks,\emdash a man who, although quietly happy in the present, seems to be years back in thought. A man now nearly eighty one and yet he has the fire of youth when you come to discuss the old days of 1856 and the inception of the furniture industry in Berlin.

That quiet, genial man is William-known to us all as "Daddy" Simpson\emdash the father of the furniture trade, and the father of many in the furniture trade today. Just to sit an hour and chat with "Daddy" is one of life's reminiscences. It's one of the milestones on life's highway to glean from him the vicissitudes of fifty-six years in Berlin. To live to 'be eighty-one is notable even in a country where longevity is a strong feature of our healthful clime; but to find rank as the founder of an industry that is raising Berlin into the front rank of the Dominion is to be desired by many, and attained by few. "Daddy's" age means something. He created an industry. Age does not always mean a biography or a page in the upbuilding of a town, province or a dominion. Methuselah lived nine hundred and sixty nine years, we are told in the inspired Word, but if he ever said a quotable thing or did a useful one we do not know it. William Simpson came to Berlin in 1856 when it had about 1,200 population. The main street then as now was King Street. It had a few scattered houses and ran from the Waterloo boundary to the Old Mennonite Church. It aimed to be a street of some importance; it put on a bold front but it had big gaps for hundreds of yards where only grass and untenanted lots were awaiting the development of the town.

There were two small furniture factories in those days\emdash the Hoffman Factory stood where the Merchants Bank stands in 1912; Enoch Ziegler owned the second factory which standing in the East end after many ups and downs passed into the hands of the Canada Furniture Company in 1901.

"Daddy" Simpson managed the Ziegler factory for the assignees early in 1856. In the fall of that year, he, with the assignees, formed a company known as the Menno Eby and Co. Factory. For three years they went on the even tenor of their way turning out good substantial furniture. "Furniture to wear" as Mr. Simpson says. They did not seek fancy frills and the many fads in furniture that prevail in these days. Then Mr. Eby retired and it became Simpson and Co; the Company being William Simpson, David S. Shoemaker (well known in those days) and James Potter, who owned the Great Western Hotel which stood where the Walper House stands now.

In 1887 the Simpson Company moved to what up to a week ago was known as the Simpson Block on King Street, but which block by the strange whirligig of fate has just been bought by A. G. Schreiter who worked for many years for "Daddy" Simpson.

The business eventually became Simpson, Anthes & Co., the members being William Simpson, John Aldous, Senator Merner, and John Anthes; an amalgamation of Simpson's original factory and Anthes & Co. who succeeded the Hoffman factory. As William Simpson says, "We made a general line of medium grade furniture -- furniture that would weargood dependable stuff\emdash so good it is in service to-day."
Sales were chiefly in the local market. They had no serious competition.

In 1862 the firm became Simpson and Aldous. In 1877 it was Simpson, Anthes & Co., and from 1862 to that date except for some small factories this firm had no opposition.

There was, however, a good factory in Waterloo known as the Wegenast Furniture Factory, in which the original Mr. Isaac Hoffman was interested after retiring from Berlin. Internal differences arising, Mr. John Anthes retired in 1881 and the firm again became Simpson & Co., composed of William Simpson and Senator Merner. In 1911 the business was sold out to the Canada Furniture Manufacturers Limited; Mr. Simpson retaining his stock but in favor of younger men. What is now Schreiter's Block but to thousands will long be remembered as the Simpson Block, was built in 1887 and it is an interesting sidelight on the marvellous increase in land and building values in 1912 when the Simpson Block in 1912 sells for three times its first cost in 1887. Of course, the great factor in its increase in value is its central location, and it is without doubt in the throbbing heart-centre of the City. "Now, William, how do you explain the fact that Berlin for nearly sixty years has been interested heavily in the furniture industry and now is the centre of the Furniture Industry of the Dominion?" It was here that I touched upon the genial eyes to glisten and the reserved tongue to loosen.

"Daddy" Simpson was in the heart of the furniture trade in thought at once "Why? Why?" Why just because we had the common business sense to mind our own business which was making good furniture."

"It was so good that people talked about it. It sold here in Berlin and its fame spread to surrounding towns, and then our furniture went there, and they talked it and the fame spread further; for reputation that endures can only be built upon the solid foundation of quality."
I do not know that in my seventeen years in newspaper life in which I have interviewed many notabilities that I ever listened to a man with more interest than to "Daddy" Simpson.

He is the living throbbing embodiment of the creed of thoroughness in work and goodness of output. If it's worth doing at all it's worth doing well\emdash seems to be his creed. He recognised that the home is the trysting place of love and rest, that anything which makes for harmony, happiness, and comfort is an essential and a blessing. "He built good furniture," that is the burden of his song at eight-one years of age, would it were the general burden of our song all the years of our lives.

From this Father of the Furniture Industry cannot we read why Berlin is the Furniture City of Canada? The master was so good that those who served with him caught his spirit, went forth in their day to make good furniture and are making it yet.

It is not left to all of us to see the fruits of our policy; but William Simpson can look over Berlin to-day and see the best furniture firms owned by his graduates, and this is one great solace in his declining years.

As you all know the great factories here are those owned by Hibner, Krug, Anthes, Lippert, Berlin Furniture Co., Baetz, Kreiner and Wunder, all names to conjure with in the furniture business from the rock bound coast of the East to the Pacific shores of the West.
Among the well known Berlin furniture manufacturers of to-day who at one time worked for "Daddy" Simpson are George Lippert, Sr., Jacob Kreiner; and among the furniture retailers, A. G. Schreiter, who as Mr. Simpson says, "For many years had charge of my Upholstery Department and was an excellent workman." Edward Lippert served his time as an upholsterer and has since made good in the retail furniture business and with investments in the North West.

Then there's Conrad Wurm of The Berlin Table Co., who used to work with Mr. Simpson on extension table work," a right good workman who knew his work and did it."

Then there was Levi Seibert in charge of "Daddy" Simpson's Undertaking Parlors for twenty-five years, a tribute to the good work of the employee and the good appreciation of employer and the public, for the management of such a department requires great tact and unlimited good judgment and not a small amount of patience. He is still retained to manage that department for Schreiter' s.

I must not forget Herman Rathman, a finisher, indeed the boss finisher for the old Simpson Company; a man more or less retired from active business to-day but bears the reputation in the trade of being "one of the best finishers in Canada."

Then in the Baetz factory to-day there is Henry Hagen, who graduated from the Simpson factory and known as one of the best fitters in the trade; and there, no doubt, are a large number of good workmen in our Berlin furniture factories who received their technical training from Mr. William Simpson but his memory is at fault recalling them, he would do so if he could, for he believes in giving every man his just due.

"Daddy" Simpson points with pride to the fact that his son Harry learned the furniture trade with him, then took charge of the J. B. Snider Office, School and Church Furniture Factory at Waterloo for many years and five years ago went to Eastern Township Furniture Co., Athabaska, P. Q., where he is doing well; an instance of heredity and that blood will tell.

William Simpson was. born in England, came to Canada when but five months old; his parents settled in St. George, near Harrisburg, Ontario; he was educated there and at fifteen went to Hamilton and was apprenticed for four years to William Wright, a cabinet maker.

"Daddy" Simpson wisely and truly remarks that the great outstanding impression that remains with him is that every Berlin factory, furniture or otherwise, that is operating in July 1912, started from humble beginnings. All started from practically nothing, but indomitable industry and hard concentrated self-effort to succeed. All stand as monuments to the native talent, energy and application of their founders.

Fourteen large furniture factories rear their chimneys to the sky in our midst, work is continuous, all of them have difficulty in filling their orders, all of them are crying for skilled help; most of them are owned, managed and staffed by Germans men who are famed in the wood working industry, as clever at manufacturing as they are shrewd at retailing. Our manufacturing centres are favorably known for their freedom from fuss, feuds, or factions. They run smoothly. They turn out huge quantities of good materials.

These in control know their business from A to Z. Those who work in these factories swear by them. They work in them and for them. We send out of Berlin several times a year the largest excursion parties that go out of Ontario; we work when we work and we play when we play. That is the true secret of good factory management.

That was the basis of "Daddy "Simpson's business system. Get good men, treat them, let them work under sanitary conditions, pay them well, and all the rest will adjust itself to the betterment of employer and employee. How well these principles work out is best shown in the fact that seventy per cent of our residents live in their own homes; and Berlin is growing by leaps and hounds every year. "Daddy" Simpson's life and its results is an inspiration to us all. To know such men is a liberal education.1a

1aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co  
William Simpson
 
30174 William Simpson, "was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario, November 2nd, 1859. He is a farmer and resides in Kalkaska County, Michigan, and is married to Etta Thompson. They have four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William Simpson
 
30175 Years Served: 1871-73 William Simpson
 
30176 SIMPSON, William Earl

Of 321 Garden St., Cambridge, on Tuesday Oct, 20, 1992, at his residence, in his 70th year, Earl Simpson loving stop-father of John Mackay of London, Ont.; dear father of Wendy (Mrs Gary Stemmier), Judy (Mrs. Eric Way) and Linda Simpson, all of Kitchener, Doborah (Mrs. Cohn Lusty) of Ayr, Cindy (Mrs. Vince Tokarcyzk) of St Thomas and Lisa (Mrs Jordan Lucas) of Cambridge. Lovingly romembered by 10 grandchildren; one brother, Donald of Glanworth and one sister, Joan (Mrs. Martin Eisner) of White Rock, B.C. Predeceased by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Ella Collins of London. Mr. Simpson was born in Westminster township and moved to Cambridge from Glanworth in 1962. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the RCAF and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch No. 126. A member of Belmont Masonic Lodge No 100 AF & AM, a retired superintendent with the Ministry of Environment. There will be no funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at St. John's Church, 567 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Saturday, Oct. 24, 1992, at 1:30.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Oct 1992 pg A11 
William Earl "Earl" Simpson
 
30177 SIMPSON, William George Kennedy

Of Dunbar Road, Cambridge, on Wednesday, Nov. I1, 1998, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Margaret Scott; dear father of Neil and his wife Theresa of Oakville, Graham, Anne Marie Gray and her husband Ian and Margaret Cable and her husband Gary, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, David and Jessie Simpson and one brother, David. Mr. Simpson was born in Glasgow, Scotland and had been a resident of the area for the past 32 years. He was retired from Budd Automotive, a member of the Masonic Lodge, the U.K. Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch No. 126. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. The memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at 2 p.m., with Padre David Bowyer officiating.

The Record 13 Nov 1998 pg B4 
William George Kennedy Simpson
 
30178 THE subject of this sketch, the late James Sims, took a leading part in the education and religious life in the early years of the settlement of the County of Waterloo. He was born in 1812, in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His education was received at the Parish Schools and, though not extensive, the foundation was laid upon which by self study, extensive reading and an excellent memory, he became a man of general information and being a good conversationalist he readily cornmunicated such information to others. His early years of manhood were spent in farming which did not afford much time for literary work, but every spare moment was spent with books and in reading. In 1837 he married Janet Robertson, widow, and in the summer of that year sailed from Aberdeen in the ship "Hercules" with his wife, step children Alexander, John, and Jane Robertson ; accompanied by his father James Sims, his mother, his brothers Peter and Andrew, and his sister Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Fowler) and his nephews James and Peter Sims. After a voyage of eight weeks they landed at Quebec and immediately proceeded by boat up the St. Lawrence River, through canals and lake to Toronto, Ont., where they spent their first winter in Canada. In the spring of 1838 they went by boat to Hamilton and thence by wagons and on foot to the Queen's Bush and located on Lot 2, Con. 13, in the Township of Wellesley about one mile from Hawksville. At that time the country surrounding was practically an unbroken forest, there being only a few settlers in the neighborhood, with small clearings and no roads except trails through the bush.

The nearest grist mill was at Waterloo village and many of the early settlers carried their flour and other provisions on their backs to their homes.1a

1aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 93 
Andrew Sims
 
30179 SIMS, Gordon Thomas Peacefully, at Stirling Heights Long Term Care Centre, Cambridge, on Sunday, June 26, 2011, formerly of Ayr, in his 85th year. Beloved husband to the late Hilda (nee Roberts - 2007); loved dad to Howard (Sharon) of Paris, Micheal (Bev) of Durham, and Kathy Mathewson (Brad) of Ayr; cherished grandpa to seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; dear brother to William (Audrey) of Cambridge and Robert (Marie) of Woodstock and cousin to Elsie and Len Brown of Cambridge. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers George, Walter, and Elvy and sisters Margaret Dolson and Dorothy Dolson, and a cousin Art Edwards. Gord was a Veteran of WWII and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121 Cambridge for over 60 years. He was employed with General Tower until his retirement. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP 519-632 8228.

The Waterloo Region Record Jul 3 2011 
Gordon Thomas Sims
 
30180 Born in Waterloo, Harvey J. Sims graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and completed his law course at Osgoode Hall. In 1921 he was made King's Counsel and became a well-known authority on municipal law, acting as Kitchener's solicitor for many years. He was a leading authority on insurance law and was author of Life Insurance Contracts in Canada.

He was one of the founders of the K-W Granite Club, president of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association and president of the Ontario Curling Association. He was a member of the Kitchener rink which represented Canada at the 1932 winter Olympics. He was a charter member of the K-W Rotary Club and served on the senate of the University of Toronto. His country residence, Chicopee, was one of the outstanding examples of amateur landscaping in the province.


Waterloo Region Hall of Fame http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/region-hall-of-fame/inductees-s-to-v/


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HARVEY J. SIMS

Harvey J. Sims, senior member of the law firm of Sims, Bray, Schofield and Lochead, passed away at his home "Chicopee" on June 8th, 1945. Born in Waterloo on December 25th, 1871, the son of the late Peter H. Sims and Jemima Cook, he attended the public school there and later graduated from the Berlin High School. He completed his law course at Osgoode Hall, Toronto, and was called to the bar in 1894 and enrolled as a solicitor of the High Court of Justice (Ontario). Entering the University of Toronto, he took the course in Political Science and Law and received the degree of LL.B. in 1897. From 1894 to 1897 Mr. Sims also attended lectures at Trinity University and received the degree of B.C.L. in 1896, being the gold medallist of the year.

Returning to Berlin, now Kitchener, he entered into partnership with the late Alex. Millar, K.C., with whom he had been articled in 1889. This partnership continued until the death of Mr. Millar in 1918.

Mr. Sims was made a King's Counsel in 1921. For a number of years he acted as city solicitor and became well known as an authority on municipal law. He was the author of "Life Insurance Contracts in Canada" and served for many, years as general counsel of the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada. Mr. Sims also served as director of the Waterloo Trust and Savings Company and of the Economical Fire Insurance Company. He was a past president of the Waterloo County Bar Association.

Mr. Sims always took an active interest in athletics and field sports, including football, bowling and curling. His life hobby was landscape gardening. In 1920 he purchased "Chicopee" and built his residence there in 1929. Well known as a tree culturist he devoted many years to beautifying the grounds, doing much of the planting himself. His first wife was the former Florence K. Roos, who predeceased him in 1939. He is survived by his widow, Gay Estell Sims, two sons, J. Kenneth Sims and William H. Sims, and one sister. Three grandchildren also survive. Mr. Sims was a Rotarian, a member of Twin City Lodge, A.F. & A.M. In religion he was a Presbyterian, a member of St. Andrew's Church. In politics he was a Liberal.

Waterloo Historical Society's Annual Volume 1945 pg 40 
Harvey James Sims
 
30181 Blair Baptist Church

The Baptist Church on Old Mill Road in Blair is said to have been built in 1854 by a Regular Baptist congregation. Rev. James Sim may have held Baptist services in this church, although his services are reported to have begun c.1845. Elder Sim, as he was said to have been called, had been ordained at Waterloo [Township] on October 5, 1841. "Elder Bayly preached the ordination sermon" (Canada Baptist Magazine, December 1, 1841, pg. 138).

Rev. Sim is reported to have travelled from his home in Hawkesville in Wellesley Township to the Blair area every other weekend through the years c.1845-c.1860. He also attended to a Baptist congregation in Preston. The County of Waterloo Gazetteer 1864 recorded Blair as having "one church, Bible Believers", and that the church "was erected in 1854, of brick, size 30 x 40, at a cost of $1,200; it [could] accommodate 300 persons; Rev. James Sim, pastor."

James Sim eventually left the Baptist Church for the Christadelphian c.1865, taking many of his followers from Blair, Preston and area with him. It is possible that the Christadelphians worshipped in this Baptist Church for awhile until they built their own church in Blair. They later, in 1880, built a new church on Richmond Street (now Old Mill Road ) in Doon. Rev. Sim died in Waterloo in that year. The Blair Christadelphian Church is listed as being closed in Evans Gazetteer 1884-1885.

An article in the Hamilton Spectator on Nov. 14, 1953 described the former Baptist church in Blair as being non-denominational. The present Blair Baptist Church was organized in August 1959 and rededicated in April 1960 as the Blair Evangelical Baptist Chapel. It now is a member of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches, and is called Grace Baptist Church.1a

1aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Doon Christadelphian Church

The Christadelphians in the Blair area may have worshipped at first in the Baptist Church in Blair, which was built c.1851, until they built a meeting house of their own. Christadelphian history in the area is partially connected with Rev. James Sim. He had been ordained a Baptist minister in 1841 and is reported to have preached in the Blair area from c.1845-c.1860. Sometime during this period he left the Baptist Church for the Christadelphian as did many of his followers in the Blair-Preston area. Pastor Sim, or Elder Sim as he was said to be called, died in Waterloo in 1880.

In the same year, 1880, a new church was built by the Christadelphians on Richmond Street (now Old Mill Road) in Doon. The frame building was covered with red brick in 1889 - the datestone on the church read "Christadelphian Meeting House 1889". This church was in use until 1916 when it was closed. It was later sold in 1936 to Margaret Ross who used it as a residence until her death in 1971. The building deteriorated so badly during the next decade that it was considered unsafe and therefore was demolished in 1981.2a

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

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Baptist Church

The Canadian Baptist Register for 1857, which contains the Annual Report for 1856, lists a Preston congregation of 47 members with the Revs. George Patten and James Sim as pastors. The next three Annual Reports, for 1857, 1858, 1859 - with 57, 45, and 50 members respectively - list Rev. James Sim as pastor. The 1861 Canadian Baptist Register, which contains the 1860 Annual Report, does not have a listing for Preston, nor do subsequent reports.
Rev. James Sim was ordained a Baptist minister at Waterloo [Township] on October 5, 1841, and is reported to have been pastor to the Blair and Preston congregations from 1845-1860, travelling from his home in Hawkesville every other weekend to conduct services in Blair and area. He eventually left the Baptist Church for the Christadelphian, as did many of his followers in Blair and Preston. Rev. Sim was known as Elder Sim, and the Blair Baptist Church referred to in the County of Waterloo Gazetteer for 1864 as the "Bible Believers", was also known as "Mr. Sim's Church."
Pollock's 1859 Map of the Village of Preston shows a church building located on the northwest corner of Dover and King Streets, facing onto King St..3a

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

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THE subject of this sketch, the late James Sims, took a leading part in the education and religious life in the early years of the settlement of the County of Waterloo. He was born in 1812, in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His education was received at the Parish Schools and, though not extensive, the foundation was laid upon which by self study, extensive reading and an excellent memory, he became a man of general information and being a good conversationalist he readily cornmunicated such information to others. His early years of manhood were spent in farming which did not afford much time for literary work, but every spare moment was spent with books and in reading. In 1837 he married Janet Robertson, widow, and in the summer of that year sailed from Aberdeen in the ship "Hercules" with his wife, step children Alexander, John, and Jane Robertson ; accompanied by his father James Sims, his mother, his brothers Peter and Andrew, and his sister Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Fowler) and his nephews James and Peter Sims. After a voyage of eight weeks they landed at Quebec and immediately proceeded by boat up the St. Lawrence River, through canals and lake to Toronto, Ont., where they spent their first winter in Canada. In the spring of 1838 they went by boat to Hamilton and thence by wagons and on foot to the Queen's Bush and located on Lot 2, Con. 13, in the Township of Wellesley about one mile from Hawksville. At that time the country surrounding was practically an unbroken forest, there being only a few settlers in the neighborhood, with small clearings and no roads except trails through the bush.

The nearest grist mill was at Waterloo village and many of the early settlers carried their flour and other provisions on their backs to their homes.

Mr. Sims went to work with the energy of the early settlers of those days and in a short time had a small clearing and a home. His early years were devoted to clearing the land; in summer going to the older settlements to work at the harvest which provided a little ready money for the necessaries of life. Settlement was rapid and in a few years the township of Wellesley and surrounding townships, took on the activities of municipal, educational and social life.

Roads were made, bridges built, schools and churches were erected and villages sprang up with the attendant industries of grist and saw mills, blacksmith and carriage shops, stores, etc., so that in the short space of ten or twenty years, the country, from an unbroken forest took on the appearance of well settled farms, comfortable homes and prosperous communities.

A few years after Mr. Sims located in Wellesley, Mr. Jno. Hawke began putting in a dam on the Conestogo River and made preparations for building a grist mill at Hawksville. The mill was built and put into operation in the year 1846, which was a great benefit to the settlers in providing a market for grain near by and obviating a long drive through bad roads to Waterloo to get gristing done.

Though James Sims took part in the material operations rendered neces-sary to clearing up a farm, his work was chiefly in the educational and religious life of the community. Spending a summer or two at Doon assisting at the work of building Ferries' flour mills, he associated himself with the Baptist church at Blair. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1842 and was appointed pastor of the church at Blair, which position he filled for twenty years. He was popularly known as "Elder Sims" and there are many still living who will remember him in his capacity as pastor of the church at Blair. During the years 1845 to 1860 he was a well known personage, for every two weeks on Saturday, he was seen proceeding on horse-back from his home near Hawksville to the village of Blair, where he preached twice on Sunday and returned home on Monday.

There were other Baptist communities in which he conducted religious services, more particularly at a small meeting house near Elmira. He was called upon frequently to perform the marriage ceremony and there are many still living who were married by "Elder Sims". He was a good public speaker and had an easy and ready flow of language, logical in argument and forceful in delivery. His desire for knowledge led him to study the Hebrew and Greek, so that he might read and study the Scriptures in their original tongues. Many hours did he spend with the dim light of the candle, pouring overHebrew and Greek lexicons, studying the meaning of obscure verbs and writing exegesis on scriptural teaching and doctrine.

His principal study was the prophecies, and like many other students of prophecy, his mind ran to the fixing of years and dates for the Second Coming of Christ. Reading the works of Dr. Thomas, a writer on prophecy, he gradually drew away from the Baptist church and joined the Christadelphians, as did many of the members of the Baptist church at Blair, forming an Ecclesia, Mr. Sims being the principal teacher.

When Waterloo County was formed from the District of Wellington in 1853, Mr. James Sims was appointed superintendent of schools for the townships of Woolwich and Wellesley, which position he filled for some years. At that time there were five superintendents for the county and they constituted the Board of Public Instruction. The board met a number of times each year to grant teaching certificates and transact other business relating to education. Mr. Sims was the first chairman of the board which position he occupied until the year 1861.

Taking a lively interest in education he encouraged settlers to establish and support schools. He was a friend to the teacher and many a young man was encouraged to engage in the profession from his advice. He was brought into contact with those having the management and control of educational work in the early history of the Public School System in Ontario. Trustees and teachers frequently went to his house to consult him on school matters. Both he and his wife were very hospitable, visitors and strangers being always welcome and entertained in true Scottish simplicity.

He took an active interest in the temperance cause, and when the Sons of Temperance movement started he took it up warmly, speaking and lecturing in its favor and became a chartered member of the lodge of the Sons of Temperance that was organized in the village of Hawkesville in 1854, and he assisted in organizing lodges at other places. The lodge at Hawkesville for some years had a large membership, many of the young men in the village and neighborhood joinin g,and it had a marked effect upon the habits of the community, many of the people taking the pledge of abstinence and young men formed habits of strict sobriety which became leading traits in their characters for life.

Under the leadership of the Hawkesville Lodge of Temperance annual soirees were held in a grove on the farm of John Hawke adjacent to the village, being attended by other lodges in regalia. These soirees were very popular, the young men and women entering into the spirit of the cause with great enthusiasm. Music, speaking and refreshments were the leading features of these annual gatherings and Mr. Sims always gave an encouraging word and helping hand and was one of the principal speakers.

In 1867 Mr. Sims sold his farm on which he had lived for 29 years and retired from active life. He died at Waterloo, Ont., in 1880. His widow survived him to the year 1881. The family of James Sims and his wife, Janet Harvey, are : James C. Sims (retired from the Post Office department after 42 years' service), Montreal, Que.; Peter H. Sims, Secretary of the British America Assurance Company, Toronto, Ont.; William A. Sims, farmer, Swan River, Man.; Janet, widow of the late John McQueen, Hillman, Mich.

His only descendant living in the county of Waterloo, is his grandson, Harvey J. Sims, barrister, Berlin, Ont., son of P. H. Sims, Toronto, Ont.4a

4aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 93

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James Sims was another early minister who settled in the Queen's Bush. After leaving their home in Scotland, Sims and his family settled in the Queen's Bush Clergy Reserve as squatters in the spring of 1838. He spent his initial years clearing a homestead and supported his family by occasionally working as a labourer in the surrounding villages and hamlets. While employed as a construction worker at Ferrie's Flour Mill in Doon, Sims became a member of the Baptist church in the community of Blair. On October 5,1841, Sims became an ordained minister and began travelling throughout Waterloo and Wellington counties as an itinerant preacher. He was also associated with the American Baptist Free Missionary Society between 1846 and 1849. An esteemed minister, Sims performed marriages, conducted funerals, baptized new members and offered support to Black and white residents in the Queen's Bush region.1a

1aThe Queen's Bush Settlement Black Pioneers 1839-1865 by Linda Brown-Kubisch, pg 62-63 
Rev. James Sims
 
30182 Rev. James Sims, education '97 Sims and his wife settled in the Queen's Bush, near Hawkesville, in 1837. He became an important religious and educational leader in the area, a longtime Baptist minister and an advocate for public education. Sims served as the first superintendent of schools for Woolwich and Wellesley, and was the first chairman of the Board of Public Instruction. Sims died in Waterloo in 1880. Rev. James Sims
 
30183 THE subject of this sketch, the late James Sims, took a leading part in the education and religious life in the early years of the settlement of the County of Waterloo. He was born in 1812, in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His education was received at the Parish Schools and, though not extensive, the foundation was laid upon which by self study, extensive reading and an excellent memory, he became a man of general information and being a good conversationalist he readily cornmunicated such information to others. His early years of manhood were spent in farming which did not afford much time for literary work, but every spare moment was spent with books and in reading. In 1837 he married Janet Robertson, widow, and in the summer of that year sailed from Aberdeen in the ship "Hercules" with his wife, step children Alexander, John, and Jane Robertson ; accompanied by his father James Sims, his mother, his brothers Peter and Andrew, and his sister Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Fowler) and his nephews James and Peter Sims. After a voyage of eight weeks they landed at Quebec and immediately proceeded by boat up the St. Lawrence River, through canals and lake to Toronto, Ont., where they spent their first winter in Canada. In the spring of 1838 they went by boat to Hamilton and thence by wagons and on foot to the Queen's Bush and located on Lot 2, Con. 13, in the Township of Wellesley about one mile from Hawksville. At that time the country surrounding was practically an unbroken forest, there being only a few settlers in the neighborhood, with small clearings and no roads except trails through the bush.

The nearest grist mill was at Waterloo village and many of the early settlers carried their flour and other provisions on their backs to their homes.1a

1aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 93 
James Sims
 
30184 Was staying with William Tilt, but listed as resident of Wellesley. Rev. James Sims
 
30185 1871 - Jane Sims is staying with John Crawford. Jane Sims
 
30186 WISMER, Kathryn "Kay" Passed away peacefully, at the age of 92, on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at her residence Trinity Village Care Centre in Kitchener with her son by her side, following a brief illness. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her only son Robert. Lovingly remembered by a brother Bruce Sims and his family; a sister Darlene Koenig and her family; sister-in-law and best friend Margaret Kuehl and sister-in-law Norma Sims. Predeceased by her parents, John Sims and Mary Simonoff and stepmother Thelma (Dippel) Sims. At Kay's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Village Care Centre or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home at 519-742-4481 or visit www.schreitersandrock funeralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 5 May 2011 
Kathryn Sims
 
30187 THE subject of this sketch, the late James Sims, took a leading part in the education and religious life in the early years of the settlement of the County of Waterloo. He was born in 1812, in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His education was received at the Parish Schools and, though not extensive, the foundation was laid upon which by self study, extensive reading and an excellent memory, he became a man of general information and being a good conversationalist he readily cornmunicated such information to others. His early years of manhood were spent in farming which did not afford much time for literary work, but every spare moment was spent with books and in reading. In 1837 he married Janet Robertson, widow, and in the summer of that year sailed from Aberdeen in the ship "Hercules" with his wife, step children Alexander, John, and Jane Robertson ; accompanied by his father James Sims, his mother, his brothers Peter and Andrew, and his sister Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Fowler) and his nephews James and Peter Sims. After a voyage of eight weeks they landed at Quebec and immediately proceeded by boat up the St. Lawrence River, through canals and lake to Toronto, Ont., where they spent their first winter in Canada. In the spring of 1838 they went by boat to Hamilton and thence by wagons and on foot to the Queen's Bush and located on Lot 2, Con. 13, in the Township of Wellesley about one mile from Hawksville. At that time the country surrounding was practically an unbroken forest, there being only a few settlers in the neighborhood, with small clearings and no roads except trails through the bush.

The nearest grist mill was at Waterloo village and many of the early settlers carried their flour and other provisions on their backs to their homes.1a

1aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 93 
Margaret Sims
 
30188 Peter H. Sims Dies at Kitchener

Peter H. Sims, of 86 Highland Ave. Toronto, vice-president of the Dominion Life Assurance Company, and late secretary of the British American Assurance Co., died of pneumonia last Saturday at the home of his son, H. J. Sims, in Kitchener. The late Mr. Sims was born seventy-six years ago in Wellesley Township, the son of Rev. James Sims.

In his early days Mr. Sims taught school and was principal of the Waterloo Central School for some time. Later he turned to insurance entering the service of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company. In 1875, with a number of others he formed the Mercantile Insurance Company of which he was general manager for seventeen years. He removed to Toronto in 1892 to become secretary of the British America Insurance Company, which post he relinquished in 1912. At the time of his death he was vice-president of the Dominion Life Assurance Company and it was while attending a meeting of the Company at Waterloo that he contracted his fatal illness.

He is survived by his widow, one son. H. J. Sims, barrister, of Kitchener, and a daughter, Mrs. Ross Stewart, of Toronto. The funeral took place in Toronto on Monday

New Hamburg Independent, November 26, 1920 
Councillor Peter Harvey Sims
 
30189 No. 131,712. Peter Harvey Sims, of Waterloo, Canada, assignor to Cyrus Miller Taylor, of the same place, for a " Lamp boiler."

Claim.\emdash "1, a lamp boiler, consisting of the metallic chimney B, base A, lamp C, inverted cones H, I, boiler F, and spiral rings Q, G, all constructed, arranged, and operated in the manner and for the purpose set forth. 2, the inverted cone-reflector H, provided with air apertures e, and resting on the upper part of the burner, in combination with the inverted cone 1, resting on the lower rim or the burner, and metallic chimney B and boiler F, as and for the purpose set forth. 3, the spiral wire-rings G, G, hi combination with the metallic chimney Band boiler F, substantially as described."1a

1aGreat Britian Paten Office, The Commissioners of Patent's Journal. 2 Jul 1872 pg 2431 
Councillor Peter Harvey Sims
 
30190 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Jeff Simson
 
30191 Tombstone Reads 30 Mar 1872 Matilda Elizabeth Simspon
 
30192 DUNN, Alexina (nee Sinclair) (Fretz) (Cressman) - (Veteran of the Second World War). Peacefully, on Monday, August 27, 2007, at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Homer F. Dunn of Mississauga (Streetsville). Sadly missed by her children, Alexa, Cathy and David. Predeceased by her husband, Elgin Fretz; her husband, Willard Cressman; her brother, Duncan Sinclair and her sister, Anne. Allie was born in Orangeville where she was a teacher of music prior to enlisting in the RCAF (Women's Division) and then taught music for many years with the City of Waterloo Board of Education. She will be fondly remembered by her dear in-laws, Anna Mae Fretz of Vineland, Erol and Stanley Shantz of Cambridge, Alberta Cressman of Edson, Alberta, Shirley Mader of Cambridge, Florence and Roy Kreider of Virginia, USA and Gordon and Verda Lichty of Palmerston. Friends and family may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen St. S., Streetsville, Mississauga on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 293 Queen St., S. Streetsville, on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in memory of Allie to the Lung Association or to the Credit Valley Hospital.1a

1aTHE RECORD - Aug. 29, 2007 
Alexina Sinclair
 
30193 1871 - Elizabeth Sinclair is in same household as Samuel Richardson. Elizabeth Sinclair
 
30194 ALBRIGHT, Robena Kate - At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, April 12th, 1992 Robena Albright of the Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late William Albright, loving mother of Robert Albright and his wife Velma of Cambridge, Wilma Spence and her husband Grant of Branchton. Also survived by son-in-law Ernie a sister Irene (Mrs. Brian Robinson) of London, a brother Duncan Sinclair of Blythe, cherished grandmother of Kim, Linda, Terry, Wendy, Cheryl, Debbie, Jamie, and David. Great grandmother of 19 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Jean, sisters Annie, and Florence and a brother Gordon. Mrs. Albright was a member of the Branchton Women's Institute and the Branchton U.C.W. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 15th, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Sheffield United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aCambridge Reporter 13 Apr 1992 
Robena Kate Sinclair
 
30195 Died In London, on Thursday, October 14 1943 Rosina Sinclair Beloved wife of John Vine, in her 78th year. The Funeral Will take place from Ball's Funeral Parlor, Ayr, on Sunday, Oct. 17th, at 3.00 p.m. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Rosina Sinclair
 
30196 HOLTZHAU ER, Frances - Died, peacefully, on Wednesday, August 2001, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Calvin Holtzhauer who predeceased her in 1980 and Earl Miller who died in 1960. She is fondly remembered by her sister, Eleanor Bart of New Hamburg; sister-in-law, Dorothy Sindall of Pennsylvania, and was a special aunt and sister-in-law to her much loved extended family. Fran will be especially remembered by Rose and Don Wagler and their family, whose love and affection for her is expressed in Psalm 23:6: "Your kindness and love will always be with us". She is also survived by a step-son, Brian Holtzhauer; step-daughter, Brenda Ferrar; two grandchildren, Sheri and Tanya and her great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Lottie Zurbrigg and Harry Sindall; brother, Donald Sindall and sister, Audrey Dane. Mrs. Holtzhauer was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Kitchener and a former employee of Greb Shoes. Fran's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday). The funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Margaret Avenue in Kitchener on Saturday, August 18, 2001, 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Williams officiating. Interment to follow in Memory Gardens, Breslau. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. You are my God and protector. I was in terrible distress, but you set me free. Psalm 4:1.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 16 Aug 2001

____________________________

Henry George Sindall Birth Place: England Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895 Father Name: William Sindall Spouse Name: Charlotte Henrietta Zurbrigg Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse Birth Place: Wingham, Ont Spouse Father Name: Moses E Zurbrigg Spouse Mother Name: Mary Ann steinachel Marriage Date: 12 Nov 1924 Marriage Location: Wentworth 
Frances M. Sindall
 
30197 KROPF, Mrs. Ezra - Of 326 Erb St. W., Waterloo, formerly of Wellesley, passed away Wednesday, December 1, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the former Marion Henrietta Sindon, born in England 71 years ago, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sindon. A member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wellesley. Beloved wife of Ezra of Waterloo; dear mother of Ronald of Wellesley, and Dorothy (Mrs. Albert Kropf) of Route 1, St. Agatha; also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her first husband, Aaron Steppler in 1947; also by one brother and one sister.

Friends will be received at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley, this evening from 7-9 and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. At noon, Saturday, December 4, the remains will be remove d to St. Mark's Lutheran Church for funeral service at 2:30. Rev. Orval Jansen will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Wellesley.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record - 2 Dec 1976 
Marion Henrietta Gertrude Sinden
 
30198 Lived with Abraham & Magdalena Kerner Mary Singbail
 
30199 Lived with Frederic Zapf John Singer
 
30200 Mrs. Cameron Edgar

Funeral service for the late Mrs. Cameron Edgar, who died in Edmonton General Hospital on January. 13th, in her 79th year, took place from the W. O. Ball Funeral Parlor, Ayr, on Saturday, January 18th, interment being made in the Ayr Cemetery. Rev. R. A. Steed of Knox United Church conducted the services.

Mrs. Edgar, formerly Margaret. Singer, was born in Ayr and :spent all her younger days in the village. Following her marriage in 1889, she resided in this locality for a number of years. She was predeceased by her husband 54 years, and had resided in the west for over 30 years. She was a member of Westminster United Church, Edmonton.

Mrs. Edgar is survived by one son, Hector J. Edgar, of Smithers, two sisters, Mrs. Crammond Morton (Jessie), Toronto, and Mrs. J. A. Patton (Aggie), Philadelphia; one brother, Thomas Singer, Walkerton, and three sisters-in-law, Mrs. William Singer, Toronto ; Mrs. James A. Edgar, London, and Mrs. W. A. Reid, Ayr. Pallbearers were: William T. Edgar, William G. Edgar., Ernest Scott, George I. Black, Howard Reid and Richard McGrogan. 
Margaret Singer
 
30201 William, according to family lore died of rabies in 1834 in Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario.



It is possible that William had a son William Singer who lived in the same place as his son Alexander who had a wife named Jennette McCall. source: Bear Creek, Emmet, Michigan census 1880.

 
William Singer
 
30202 Brampton curator of Sikh museum presented diamond jubilee

BRAMPTON Historian Sandeep Singh Brar, curator of SikhMuseum.com and a local Brampton resident was recently presented one of the final Queens Diamond Jubilee Medals in Canada at the Annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Brar was awarded the medal for his contributions to Canadian military history. He discovered the war medal and military grave of Canadian First World War hero Pte. Buckam Singh, one of only nine Sikh soldiers allowed to serve in the Canadian Forces during the First World War.

Buckam Singh died in a military hospital in Kitchener in 1919 after fighting with the 20th Canadian Infantry Battalion in France and Belgium during the war where he was wounded twice in two battles.

Brar's discovery of the war medal and military grave culminated in a year of research and the creation of the online exhibit Private Buckam Singh: Discovering a Canadian Hero at SikhMuseum.com.

Six years ago after this discovery Brar started the Annual Sikh Remembrance Day ceremony at Pte. Singh's grave, the only military grave in Canada of a Sikh soldier from the World Wars. The ceremony is attended annually by Sikh veterans, Canadian Forces personnel and members of the public.

Brar was originally scheduled to receive his medal last year at a ceremony in Toronto when they were awarded during the Queens Diamond Jubilee to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to Canada, but on the day of the awards ceremony his grandfather died and he was unable to attend.

Now, one year later at the Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 10 Brar was finally awarded his medal by Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal and Kitchener MPs Peter Braid and Stephen Woodworth.1a

1aBrampton Guardian 17 Nov 2013 
Private Buckam Singh
 
30203 SINGLETON, Desmond

In Lantana Cascades, Fla., on Sunday, Feb 3, 1991, of 14 Spruce St., Cambridge, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie Shantz; very loved father of Christopher and his wife Karen, Leslie Ann and her husband Ross, Robin and his wife Karen; beloved grandfather of Trystan, Michael, William and John. Also survived by two sisters. Mr. Singleton was born in Kettering, England and came to Canada in 1951. Retired general manager of Date Industries Ltd., of Ayr. In the past, Des was involved in the Canadian Foundry Industries, the American Foundry Mena Society, the Preston Hespeler Kiwanis Club (past president) and St. Paul's United Church, in retirement Des was very active in recreational and competitive sailing in the Bronte Yacht Club. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1991, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday, Feb. 7, 1991, at 1:30 p.m., with interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Feb 1991 pg A11 
Desmond Singleton
 
30204 SINGLETON, Rev. James Kenneth

Of Paris, Ontario, passed away on Saturday, the 8th day of November, 2003. Born in London, Ontario, July 12, 1938. Jim attended Emmanuel College in Toronto and served as minister to United Churches in Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Saugeen Reserve in Southampton, Cambridge and Paris, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Pat; proud and loving father of son, John (June) Singleton of Calgary; daughter, Karen (Frank) Nagy of Edmonton; stepfather of Shawn Hass of Brampton, Ken (Sandy) Hass of Maple Ridge, BC, Stephen Hass of England, Chris (Alisha) Hass of Brantford. Predeceased by his parents, Det. Kenneth and Margaret Jean and a brother in infancy. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. John's Anglican Church, Queenston Rd., Preston on Friday, November 14, 2003, at 2 p.m.

The Record 11 Nov 2003 pg B7 
Rev. James Kenneth "Jim" Singleton
 
30205 Lived in 1881 with and Michael and Mary Kennel Anna Sinkbail
 
30206 Mrs. Joseph Kunitski

PRESTON — Emelia Sinkewich, 56, wife of Joseph Kunitski, and well-known resident of Preston for the past 48 years, died suddenly at her home, 1368 King St. yesterday. The late Mrs. Kunitski had been ailing since Friday. She was born in Poland. At the age of eight years she came to Canada, directly to Preston, and resided here since that time. She was married in Preston. The late Mrs. Kunitski was a member of St. Clement's RC Church. Surviving is her husband, Joseph; two sons, Frank of Preston and William of Galt; a daughter, Violet of Petrolia; three brothers, Albert and Vincent Sinkewich of New York and Edward of California; a sister, Mrs. K. (Josephine) Clemens, of Kitchener. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. Funeral Home until Wednesday, then at St. Clement's RC Church for requiem high mass at 9 a.m. Interment will be in St. Clement's Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Feb 1953 pg 5 
Emelia Sinkicwiez
 
30207 Didn't Hear Dad Shoot Self - Kitchener - Police said Friday George L. Sinkins, 258 Simeon Street, Kitchener, was found dead in his bed, Friday morning, with a bullet hole in his head. A .38 calibre revolver was found in the pocket of his pajamas with one cartridge fired. Chief County Coroner Dr. Ward Woolner, of Ayr, said the body had been released to the undertakers. Apparently a suicide, there will be not inquest he told police. According to police who investigated, Sinkins retired at eight o'clock, but went back downstairs about an hour later. Shortly after he returned to his bedroom, his wife, police said, heard an explosion, which she thought was only a door being slammed. Police said Sinkins four-year-old son, Jackie, sleeping with him at the time, did not hear the shot. When he awoke in the morning, the lad is said to have asked the maid to "come and see what Daddy looks like". George Lavelle Sinkins - George Lavelle Sinkins, 258 Simeon Street, buyer for J.M. Schneider, Limited, died suddenly April 20, at his home. He was born in Lakeside and was 36 years of age. Surviving are his wife, who before her marriage was Nellie Slatter, three sons, one brother and one sister.

Waterloo Chronicle Apr 28 1939 pg 3 
George Lavelle Sinkins
 
30208 SINSTEAD, Rev. Ronald (Ronel), (December 3, 1930 - August 23, 2007) - For so long he fought with courage and dignity. The battle over, he dwells forever free in the love and presence of God, and we who love his so and miss him, now bid him Godspeed on his spiritual journey. He spent his life entertaining through marching bands, dancing and music, and helped countless people since becoming an ordained Unity Minister in 1979. Ronel is survived by his wife, Cora (Cori) (nee Swartzentruber); two children, Dale (Jennifer) Sinstead of Burlington and Carmen (Mark) Mallrich of San Diego, Calif.; his four grandchildren, Kira, Dylan, Connor Sinstead, and Andrew Mallrich. Remembered by his sister, Dorothy (Fred) Johnson of Scarborough; sisters-in-law, Helen (Andy) Sararas of St. Agatha and Audrey (Alvin) Sararas of New Dundee; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Kathleen Sinstead; and his brother, Gordon. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial will be held. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Community Care Access Centre, 450 Speedvale Avenue West, Suite 201, Guelph ON N1H 7G7 would be appreciated by the family. (Cards are available at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph 519-821-5077 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.1a

1aThe Waterlo Region Record 26 Aug 2009 
Rev. Ronald "Ronel" Sinstead
 
30209 Died, In Hespeler, on Sunday, 22nd January, Jane C. Sipes, Beloved wife of James P. Johnston, aged 52 years, 5 months, 9 days. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of Mr. Johnston, on Wednesday, 25th inst., at two o'clock p.m., to Hespeler Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Hespeler, Jan. 23rd, 1888.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Jane C. Sipes
 
30210 In North Dumfires, on Sunday evening last, John, son of Mr. Daniel Sipes, aged a little over 4 years.

Galt Reporter - Jan 27, 1882, pg 8 
John Henry Sipes
 
30211 LISHMAN, Peggy - Passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Sunday, July 1, 2007 at the age of 84. Wife of the late Frederick Lishman. Loving mother of Donald (Judy) of Ottawa, Rick (Nancy), and Nancy (Craig) McCutcheon, all of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Paul, Anne, Colleen, Christine, Kelly, Laura, and Scott and great grandmother of Holly, Mark, Jakob, Charlee, Sarah and Katie. Predeceased by her parents, Fred and Eva Sipes; brothers, Murray and Harry and her sister, Betty. Peggy's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Saturday, July 7, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. with family tributes at 2:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to World Vision would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Peggy's memorial.1a

1aThe Record 4 Jul 2007
 
Peggy Sipes
 
30212 LANTZ, Ida "Eda" Margaret - At Maples Home for Seniors, Tavistock, on Tuesday, Jan 14, 1992, in her 96th year.

Daughter of the late John Sippel and the former Mary Krantz. Married John E. Lantz in Kitchener on September 25, 1918. He predeceased her on October 5, 1966. The couple had resided and farmed in North Easthope township until retiring to 26 Elizabeth St., Tavistock in 1962. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sebastopol.

Mother of Evan and his wife Helen Lantz of Shakespeare, Erna and her husband Roy Ehnes of RR 1, Gads Hill (Lisbon), mother-in-law of Reta Reed of Paris, Ont.; grandmother of nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sister of Conrad Sippel and Rose Wallis, both of Stratford, Henry Sippel of St. Mary's Edna and her husband Earl Kerslake of St. Marys; sister-in-law of Edna Stager of Kitchener.

Predeceased by her adopted son, George Reed; brothers, Arthur Sippel and Jack Sippel and sisters, Ella Scheerer, Martha Listman, Annie Sippel and Julie Sippel.
Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock, today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Bonnie Scharf will officiate. Interment Lisbon cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Jan 1992 
Edith Ida Margaret "Eda" Sippel
 
30213 Leslie, Mrs. Hillis (Joyce) M.) - Suddenly, at Kincardine General Hospital, on Wednesday, April 24, 1991, Joyce Leslie, of 16 Bluebird Place, Elmira. Wife of Hillis Leslie; mother of Sandra and Bill Clemens of Elmira, Marion and John Hinschberger of RR 4, Listowel; grandmother of Tammy and Robert Hinschberger and Lee Clemens; sister of Myrl Haack of Waterloo and Henry Sippel of Winnipeg. Predeceased by her first husband, Claire Strome; her parents, Harold and Pearl Sippel and three brothers, Fernlie, John and Carl Sippel. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, after 2 p.m. Friday where the family will receive their friends (Friday) 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, transfer will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mill Street, Elmira, for funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Richard Frey officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family1a


1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, 25 April 1991 
Joyce M. Sippel
 
30214 Mrs. Milton Bollert

Mrs. Milton E. Bollert of 117 Samuel St., died Sunday, at K-W Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was 79. She was born Dec. 8, 1889, in Kitchener and lived here all her life. The former Leona M. Sippel, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sippel. She was a charter member of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Surviving are her husband, whom she married Oct. 26, 1916 in Kitchener and one brother, Adolph, both of Kitchener. She was predeceased by four brothers, Edgar, Henry, Emil and Adam and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson and Mrs. Wilhelmine Ziegler. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where a funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, at 3 p.m., by Rev. Paul Eydt of the Lutheran church of the Reformation. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Sep 1969 pg 25 
Leona Martha Sippel
 
30215 1851 - Peter Sippel is in same household as John Wagner. Peter Sippel
 
30216 SIRIO, Gemino

Formerly of Fondi, Latina, Italy, in his 77th year, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, February 26, 2007. Loving and devoted husband to Maria and loving father to Claudio, Silvana Falcao (Luis) of Cambridge, Rita Pezzano (Mike) of Guelph, Ettore (Wanda) and Carlo, all of Cambridge. Loving grandfather to Daniela, Andrew, John, Maria, Jason, Lisa, Enzo, Amanda and Blake. Dear brother of Italia, Erminia, Inesia, all of Italy, Luisa of England and Luigino of Italy. Predeceased by his brothers, Tommasino of Newburgh, New York, Ennio of Italy and Ferdinando of Guelph. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, March 1, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday, at 8:30 p.m.

The Record 27 Feb 2007 pg B5 
Gemino Sirio
 
30217 Lived with Edward Lange J. Henry Sirrices
 
30218 Kitchener man who killed ex-girlfriend found dead in Toronto hospital


TORONTO - A Kitchener man who's been detained in a psychiatric hospital since being found not criminally responsible for killing his ex-girlfriend was found dead at a Toronto hospital last month.

A spokesperson at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health confirmed Rohan Hunigan died on July 17. But Michael Torres would not say how he died. He said an internal review is underway.

The hospital has reported the death to the Ontario Coroner's Office, as required by law.

Toronto Police also investigated Hunigan's death. A police spokesperson said it isn't clear whether the investigation is finished and would give no further details.

Hunigan was found not criminally responsible in 2008 for the brutal killing of his pregnant girlfriend, Vanessa Sismar.

Hunigan attacked Sismar with a kitchen knife while she was making dinner for her six-year-old son in her Victoria Street apartment in Kitchener in June 2005....1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 8 Aug 2013 
Vanessa Kristine Sismar
 
30219 Elizabeth Sitler, "was born December 8th, 1843. She is married to Simon Martin and resides in Caledonia, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Elizabeth Sitler
 
30220 SITLER, Bert

At K-W Hospital, on Friday, Sept. 18, 1992, aged 80 years, of St. Jacobs. He was a former employee of Marsland Engineering, Waterloo, a member of Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs and the Waterloo Masonic Lodge. Son of the late Addison and Elizabeth Sitler; husband of the former Pearl Kalbfleisch; father of James and his wife Guennie of Vankoughnet, Ont. and Margaret Bauman and her husband Jim of St. Jacobs; grandfather of Matthew and Justin Sitler, Trevor and Jennifer Bauman; brother of Lida Sitler of Kitchener. Predeceased by one sister, Thelma Hill. Funeral services will be held today (Monday) at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs, Rev. Brian Robinson officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Sep 1992 pg A11 
Bert Berdux Sitler
 
30221 Catherine Sitler, "was born April 23rd, 1872. She is married to Elias Shantz and resides on her father's old homestead, the old 'Huber Farm'. They have a family of two children, Clayton and Irene."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Sitler
 
30222 Sitler, Clara K. - At the K-W Hospital on Thursday, March 16, 1978, Clara Sitler, age 77 years. She was born in St. Jacobs and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah Sitler, she is survived by cousins in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and was predeceased by one brother, Oliver. Rested at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, until noon Saturday, then to St. John's Lutheran Chapel for service and committal at 2 pm, Rev. A.L. Conrad officiated. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.

Elmira Signet Mar 22 1978 pg 30 
Clara K. Sitler
 
30223 Elizabeth Sitler, "was born December 11th, 1847. She is married to Jacob Good. They possess a farm near Wyandot P. O., Maryborough Township, Wellington County, where they reside. Their family consists of eleven children".1a

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Good.-Elizabeth Good passed away at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Abram Rosenberger, Kitchener, Ont.), Nov.14, 1937; aged 89 y. 11 in. 3 d. She was a daughter of the late Jacob and Rachel (Clemmer) Sitler and was born Dec. 11, 1847. In January, 1865, she was united in holy marriage to Jacob B. Good, with whom she was permitted to share life's joys and sorrows for more than 50 years. Bro. Good passed on in 1916. After her marriage the family resided in Wellington County for more than 25 years. This union was blessed with 6 sons and 5 daughters. There remain 3 sons and 3 daughters (Silas Good of Mazeppa, Alta.; Ira Good of Carstairs, Alta.; Jacob Good of Kitchener; Mrs. Abram Rosenberger of Kitchener; Mrs. Ezra Shantz of Didsbury, Alta.; and Emma Good of Kitchener), 14 grandchildren, 8. great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. Moses Baeringer of St. Jacobs). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, a fervent lover of the Lord, loyal to the church, and a friend of others, a worthy mother and grandmother. The services and interment were held at the First Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. C. F. Derstine. Theme: "The Unbroken Circle."2a

2aGospel Herald, December 9, 1937- Vol. XXX, No. 37 - page 799, 800 
Elizabeth Sitler
 
30224 Hannah Sitler, "born September 24, 1873."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Sitler
 
30225 Henry Sitler, "was born February 16th, 1842. He was married to Susannah Good and died in 1862. They resided in Mosa Township, Middlesex County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry C. Sitler
 
30226 Martin, Irene Sitler, 92, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Nov. 21, 1902, Waterloo, Ont., to Wesley and Lydia Heckendorn Sitler. Died: Sept. 30, 1995, St. Jacobs, Ont. Survivors- sons: Arthur, Floyd, Gerald; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alfred C. Martin (husband), and Lester, Howard, and Orlan (sons). Funeral and burial: Oct. 3, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue C. Steiner and Harold Hildebrand Schlegel.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 42 - October 24, 1995 
Irene Sitler
 
30227 Isaac Sitler, "was born August 10th, 1850, and is married to Hannah Groh. They reside in Woolwich Township, three miles east of Heidelberg."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Sitler
 
30228 Jacob Sitler, "son of Martin and Elizabeth Sitler, was born in Columbus, Ohio, August 2nd, 1817. On November 14th, 1837, he was married to Rachel Clemmer who was born December 15th, 1816. They resided on the farm now in possession of Moses Bearinger where she died April 24th, 1895. He died December 15th, 1857. They had a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Sitler
 
30229 Jacob Sitler, "was born July 9th, 1852. He is married to Susannah Bechtel. They reside in Manitou, Manitoba."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Sitler
 
30230 De MEULENEARE, Joan Mae - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 71. Formerly of Bloomingdale Joan was the beloved wife of Harry for 51 years. Loving mother of Gary (Brenda) of Waterloo, Susan Weber (Dennis) of St. Jacobs and Paul (Kim) of Waterloo. Dear grandmother of Greg, Laurie, Cory, Rob, Amy, Sarah and Geoff. Predeceased by her parents Allan and May Sitler and one brother Donald Sitler. Joan's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 10-10:45 a.m. Monday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 749-8467. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2005 in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment in Memory Gardens Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1831 for Joan's memorial.1a

1aThe Record 18 Nov 2005 
Joan Mae Sitler
 
30231 John Sitler, "was born in Columbus, Ohio, November 2nd, 1811. His parents, Martin and Elizabeth Sitler, had moved to Ohio, from Pennsylvania, a few years before he was born. He came to Canada when a young man and was married to Sarah Clemmer, widow of Jacob Ziegler. She was born December 21st, 1812, and died January 4th, 1877. She had one son, named Aaron, with her first husband. See Aaron Ziegler's family. They resided on the farm now possessed by Menno S. Shantz nearly three miles north of Waterloo where they had family of twelve children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Johann "John" Sitler
 
30232 John Sitler, "was born July 29th, 1847, and is married to Lydia Gingerich. They reside on a farm near Hawksville, Ontario."1a

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The remains of John Sittler, Hawkesville, were interred at the Mennonite burial grounds here on Sunday, the 9th inst. Mr. Sittler had lived for many years in the vicinity of Hawkesville and was a familiar figure to everyone. His death took place, on the morning of Oct. 7th, from heart failure. Deceased was 57 years, 2 months 22 days old. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved wife and family.2a

2aElmira Signet 13 Oct 1904 
John C. Sitler
 
30233 John J. Sitler, "was born June 4th, 1844. He is a farmer and resides in Culross Township, Bruce County, Ontario, and is married to Sarah Ann Good. Their family consists of four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John J. Sitler
 
30234 Jonathan Sitler, "eldest son of John Sitler, was born June 8th, 1835, and was married, November 15th, 1859, to Mary, daughter of Joseph Kinzie. She was born August 11th, 1838. They resided on the old 'Huber Farm' one mile north of Waterloo, where he died June 29th, 1880."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jonathan Sitler
 
30235 Joseph Sitler, "was born April 23rd, 1868."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Sitler
 
30236 Leah Sitler, "was born September 2nd, 1839. She is married to Abraham Brubacher. They reside in Ohio, U.S., where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Leah Sitler
 
30237 Lydia Sitler, "was born July 30th, 1840. She resides in Dundan City, Michigan. Her husband's name is Louis Peppler. Their family consists of six children"1a

1a\bBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Sitler
 
30238 Mrs. Michael Kerchner

ST. JACOBS, Nov. 15. - Mrs. Lydiann Kerchner, wife of Michael Kerchner, of St. Jacobs died yesterday afternoon after a short illness at St. Mary's Hospital, at the age of 58 years. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Sittler of Wellesley Township, she was born in Wellesley Township March 14, 1890. She was married Jan 5, 1916 at St. Jacobs, resided near Bamberg, then moved to St. Jacobs in 1919. Surviving are her husband, one son, Wellington Lloyd of St. Jacobs and a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Virginia) Brooks of near Huntsville, one grandchild, two brothers, Josiah and Noah of Hawkesville and one sister, Mrs. Isaiah Gregory of Yatton. Mrs. Kerchner was a faithful member of the Evangelical United Brethern[sic] church and an active member of the Ladies Aid Society and W.S.W.S. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock with a private service at the home, thence to St. Jacobs Evangelical United Brethern[sic] Church for public service. Burial will be in the Evangelical Cemetery at Heidelberg. Rev. A.E. Pletch will officiate. The body will rest at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor until Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock when removal will be made to the residence.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 15 nov 1948 pg 5 
Lydiann Sitler
 
30239 Magdalena Sitler, "was born July 19th, 1864. She was married to Tilman Weber and died in Berlin, August 3rd, 1891. They had four children"1a

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Magdalena Sitler
 
30240 Margaret Sitler, "was born September 22nd, 1841. Her husband's name is Henry K. Snyder. They reside in the town of Waterloo. Their family consists of five children"1a

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Margaret Sitler
 
30241 Steckle, --- Mary Ann, daughter of the late Isaac and Hannah (Groh) Sitler, was born July 19,1872, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; passed away suddenly as the result of a heart attack, while on a visit to a neighbor, Oct. 16, 1952; aged 80 y. 2 m. 28 d. In February, 1893, she was married to Henry Steckle, who preceded her in death in 1951. Surviving are 3 sons (Ivan, Bayfield, Ont.; Edwin and Alvin, Stanley Township, Ont.), 3 daughters (Susanna-Mrs. Annanias Martin, Waterloo, Ont.; Mary Ann, London, Ont.; and Malinda-Mrs. Earl Gingerich, Zurich, Ont., with whom she resided), 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Wesley, Elmira, Ont.; and Jerry, Hespeler, Ont.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Martin, Drayton, Ont.; and Mrs. Eli Horst, Alma, Ont.). Funeral services were held at the Amish Mennonite Church, Blake, Ont., in charge of Osiah Gingerich and Ephraim Gingerich.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 7 - February 17, 1953 --- page 165, 166 
Mary Ann Sitler
 
30242 Mary Ann Sitler, "born Dec. 16, 1875."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Sitler
 
30243 Sitler - Milton, son os Isaac and Hannah (Groh) Sitler, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov. 11, 1870; died Dec. 31, 1940 in the Camrose Hospital; aged 70 y. 1 m. 20 d. For the past few years he had been suffering from diabetes, but the immediate cause of his death was heart failure. At the age of 25 he went to Osceola Co., Iowa, where he stayed for five years. From here he moved to Mayton, Alberta, where he took up a homestead. In 1906 he was united in marriage to Martha Wideman. To this union were born 6 sons and 3 daughters (Elmer, Melvin, Edwin, Ruth Foss, Nelson, Clarence, Clara Foss, and Mabel, all of Camrose, Alta.). One son (Ira) died in infancy. In the spring of 1913 he with his family moved to Hubbard, Oreg., where they resided for three years. In 1916 they again came back to Mayton. In the spring of 1918, they moved to a farm near Roundhill, from here moving to his final home near Camrose, Alta. In 1905 he became a member of the Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful until death. He leaves his loving wife, 8 children, 2 brothers (Wesley of Elmira; and Jeremiah, of Preston, Ont.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Henry Steckley, of Zurich, Ont; Mrs. Martin Bauman, of Waterloo, Ont.; Mrs. Isaac Martin of Drayton, Ont.; Mrs. Eli Hurst, of Alma, Ont.) 8 grandchildren, and a large group of relatives and friends. His parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and 1 child preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, Jan. 3, in charge of Bro. J. B. Stauffer. Texts: Job 19:1-27; Phil. 1:20. Burial in near-by cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 43 - January 23, 1941 - pages 926, 927 
Milton Sitler
 
30244 Moses Sitler, "was born March 12th, 1860. He is married to Rachel Shoemaker and resides at Lantonia, Ohio."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses Sitler
 
30245 Nancy Sitler, "was born February 17th 1840. She was married to Isaac B. Snider of German Mills, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Sitler
 
30246 Owing to the father's death Salinda was raised by her aunt, Mrs. Isaac Snider of German Mills. Her public school education ended in the Jr. II class. She was taught good housekeeping methods which were considered more important for a girl . She met Herman Meyer at a singing school held, at the Mennonite church and were married by Von Pirich, pastor of St. Peter' s Lutheran church at Berlin

Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Bridgeport Branch, Volume 2 Rosendale 
Salinda Sitler
 
30247 Sarah Sitler, "the youngest in the family, was born June 13th, 1851. She is married to Moses Bearinger. They reside on the old 'Jacob Sitler Farm' two miles north of Waterloo. Their family consists of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Saloma "Sarah" Sitler
 
30248 Sarah Sitler, "was born January 2nd, 1837. She is married to Joseph Burkhard. They reside on a farm one mile north of Floradale."1a

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Burkhardt
.-Sarah Burkhardt (nee Sitler) was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan. 2, 1837; died at the home of her son-in-law, Noah Shoemaker, Floradale, Ont., March 27, 1913; aged 76 y. 2 m. 25 d. On April 8, 1856, she was married to Joseph Burkhardt, who preceded her to the world beyond about 18 years ago. This union was blessed with 11 children, 6 of whom survive. One of her daughters, Susannah (Mrs. J. P. Martin), died on March 16, 1913, exactly one week before her mother's death. She suffered a stroke of paralysis, pneumonia developing after a short time and five days from the beginning of her illness death ensued. The funeral was held on March 30, from the residence of her son-in-law to the Mennonite cemetery nearby.
Beloved mother, oh, how we miss thee,
Thy smiling face no more to see;
In heaven again we hope to meet thee,
Where parting never more shall be.
By a daughter.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 5 - May 1, 1913 - page 79 
Sarah Sitler
 
30249 Sarah Sitler, "was born September 6th, 1862. She is married to Noah Bowman."1a

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Her tombstone has her husband as Jonas B. Martin. 
Sarah Sitler
 
30250 Solomon Sitler, "was born June 2nd, 1838. He resides on a farm in Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, and is married to Mary Ann Clemens. They have a family of eleven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Solomon Sitler
 
30251 Susannah Sitler, "was born September 5th, 1854. She is married to David M. Brubacher and resides on a farm near the Conestogo Mennonite Meeting House in Woolwich Township."1a

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Volume XLIV, Number 1
Brubacher.-Susannah Sittler was born in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 5, 1854; was married to David Brubacher, Oct. 10., 1871; died in Waterloo on the 26th of December, 1906, alter suffering for several months of stomach trouble, and latterly of a severe attack of lagrippe; aged 52 Y., 3 M., 21 D. Of her family of twelve children, four sons and five daughters, together with the husband and father, survive. Funeral services were held on the 29th. Burial in the Martin cemetery north of Waterloo.2a

2aHerald of Truth January 3, 1907 pg 9 
Susannah Sitler
 
30252 Velina Sitler, "born November 26th, 1877."1a

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Velina Sitler
 
30253 Anna Sitler, "was born July 3rd, 1866. She is married to Menno Martin. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Sittler
 
30254 HILL, Clementine - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, November 23, 2009 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Elmer for 63 years. Cherished by her daughters Ruth Ann (Larry) Hammond, Sandy Sim, Brenda (Steve) Straus. Dearly loved grandma of Tracy (Rick) Bode, Todd (Jen) Hammond, Heather (Matt) and Helen (Doug) Sim, Pete and Andy Straus. Great-grandma of Kirsten, Mia, Jake and Devon Bode, Matthew and Gavin Hammond, and Lyla Straus. Lovingly remembered by sisters Joy Snyder, Ruby (Allan) Madgett, Joan (Don) Blum. Also lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law Marjorie Craig, Mary (Anthony) Cassalota, Shirley Innocente, Doris Hoffman. Predeceased by her son-in-law Geordie Sim; her parents Jacob and Lydia; five brothers and three sisters. Friends will be received at Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira, on Thursday, November 26, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 27, at 11 a.m. at Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs. Interment to follow in the Calvary United Cemetery. A very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Chernish, ICU nursing staff and RTs. Condolences for the family and memorial donations to the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, directed to ICU Department, or St. Jacobs Calvary United Church Building Fund.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 24 Nov 2009 
Clementine B. Sittler
 
30255 Metzger, Elvina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Sittler, was born in Peel Twp., Ont., May 2, 1901; died at the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., March 10, 1963; aged 61 y. 10 m. 8 d. Her husband, Wesley Metzger, survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Ruby-Mrs. Vernon Weber), 4 sisters (Mrs. Russell Thomas, Mrs. Daniel Schmitt, Mrs. Melvin Gingrich, and Elizabeth), 4 brothers (Henry, Josiah, William, and Brian), and 6 grandchildren. She was a member of the Elmira Church, where funeral services were held March 13, conducted by Howard Bauman and Amsey Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 13 - April 2, 1963 pages 286, 287 
Elvina Sittler
 
30256 Snyder, Hannah, daughter of Wesley and Lydia (Heckendorn) Sitler, was born in Waterloo County, Sept. 30, 1909; died at Martin,s Rest Home, Elmira, Ont., Apr. 24, 1974; aged 64 y. 6 m. 25 d. On Jan. 26, 1932, she was married to Melvin M. Snyder, who preceded her death in 1973. Surviving are one son (Paul) and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Stanley). She was a member of the Glen Allan Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 26, in charge of Ray Erb and Nelson Martin; interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Apr 1974 
Hannah Sittler
 
30257 Sittler, Jacob A. - On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1993, at his residence, Heritage House, St. Jacobs, aged 92 years. Mr. Sittler was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs and a member of the St. Jacobs Lions Club. Dear husband of Frances Sittler of St. Jacobs and was predeceased by his first wife, the former Lydia Spencer. Loving father of Charles and his wife Lillian of Kitchener, Joy and her husband Mahlon Snyder, Clementine and her husband Elmer Hill, all of St. Jacobs, Annie Sittler of Winnipeg, Ruby and her husband Allan Madgett of Trenton, Joan and her husband Don Blum of Kitchener, Esther Temple of Kitchener, Laurel and her husband Menno Martin of Chepstow, Orvil Hasenpflug and his wife Mary of Petersburg, Edward Hasenpflug and his wife Kathy of Kitchener. Also survived by daughters-in-law Doris Sittler of St. Jacobs, and Meryl Sittler of Winnipeg, sister-in-law, Ruby Sittler of St. Jacobs, 36 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren and 29 step-great-grandchildren. Will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sons, Ken, Joe, Tom, and John; daughters, Mary and Lorraine; brothers, John and Andrew; sisters, Marion and Catherine. Mr. Sittler's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. At noon on Wednesday, transfer will be made to St. Jacobs for funeral service at 2 pm, Rev. Everett Mossman officiating. Interment to follow in Calvary United Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Jacob Arthur Sittler
 
30258 SITTLER, Joel As the result of a farm accident on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Joel Sittler was born on February 25, 2015. Dear infant son of Noah and Irene (Martin) Sittler of RR 1, Linwood. Brother of Jordan Sittler at home. Also survived by his paternal grandparents Edwin and Elmeda Sittler of RR 1, Linwood, and his maternal grandmother Minerva Martin of RR 1, St. Clements. Lovingly remembered by Joel's aunts and uncles, David Sittler at home, Nancy and George Martin of RR 1, Wallenstein, Eva and Earl Frey of Val Gagne, Anna Sittler at home, Esther and Abner Burkhart of RR 3, Wallenstein, Martha Sittler at home, Martha Martin of Elmira, Peter Martin, Erma Martin, and Alice Martin, all of RR 1, St. Clements. Predeceased by his maternal grandfather Aden Martin. Friends may call at the home, 4750 Ament Line, RR 1, Linwood, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 4-6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. A family service will be held at the home on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., then to Linwood Mennonite Meeting House for burial and public service. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com Joel Sittler
 
30259 Sittler, Joseph - On February 26, 1982, at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Joseph Sittler, aged 50 years. Beloved husband of Merle of 388 Langside St., Winnipeg. Mr. Sittler was born in St. Jacob's Ont. He was a member of the Canadian Legion, Branch 1. He leaves to mourn his four daughters, Dawn Ashom, Dana, Kimberley and Sherry Sittler and three grandchildren, all of Winnipeg; his father, Jacob Sittler and step-mother, Frances of St. Jacob's. Also two brothers, seven sisters, two step-brothers and two step-sisters. Predeceased by his mother, Lydia Spencer and two brothers. Memorial service was held Tuesday, March 2 at Herstone Memorial United Church. Rev. Joseph Redpath officiated. Cremation has taken place. Should friend desire in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 202777 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Joseph Sittler
 
30260 Horst, Mrs. Eli - On Thursday, May 5, 1977, at K-W Hospital, age 89 years, Malina Sittler, widow of Eli Horst, of 330 Park St., Kitchener, formerly of Alma. Dear mother of Ismeal and Urias of Linwood; Sarah and Mary Ann of Kitchener, Noah of Windsor, Eli of Winnipeg; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. She was predeceased by two daughters, one son, five brothers and four sisters. Removal was made to the home of Mr. Owen Martin, at 92 King Street, St. Jacobs, for a private service on Sunday. Removal was then made to Martin's Mennonite Meeting House for public service. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.

Elmira Signet May 11 1977 pg 9 
Malinda G. Sittler
 
30261 Marian listed in 1934 as "mental incompetent in Old Peoples Home" Marian Sittler
 
30262 Noah Sitler, "was born March 5th, 1870."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah Sittler
 
30263 MARTIN, Seleda (Sittler)

Seleda passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Freeport Health Centre as the result of a stroke, at the age of 79 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford Martin (2011). Dear mother of Arlene and Terry Martin of Elmira and Ron and Chris (Chown) Martin of MacTier. Beloved Grandma of Nathan Martin and Brian Martin of Waterloo and Noah Martin of MacTier. Sister of Eli and Florence Sittler of Elmira. Sister-in-law of Beulah and Dale Bennett of Frederick, MD, and Amsey and Mildred Martin of Elmira. Lovingly remembered by nieces Darlene, Carol and Elaine Sittler, Sheila and Heather Bennett, Lisa (Alan) Kouchinsky and nephew Paul (Sarah) Sittler. Predeceased by infant son Paul, sister Almeda, brother Alvin and parents Alvin and Lovina Sittler. Seleda was a faithful member of Bethel Mennonite Church (Elora) where she was an active participant in the Sewing Circle and prayer meetings. Seleda was a long-time vendor at the Kitchener Farmers' Market where she was affectionately known as "the fudge lady". After her retirement, she kept busy with quilting, gardening, baking and an active social life. When her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly, she moved from Fergus where their large property was more than she could manage on her own, to a new home in Elmira. She settled into the community with grace and dignity. Seleda's greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family. She loved to bake cookies for her grandsons. She was always delighted to offer a helping hand whenever someone was in need. In her final days, Seleda requested that her life be remembered with celebration, not sadness. She knew she would be "going home to Jesus". The family acknowledges with gratitude the staff and volunteers of Freeport Hospital UT3 West, for their compassionate care of Seleda during her final journey. The family will receive their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. No visitation on Saturday. A memorial service to celebrate Seleda's life will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church, RR 1, Elora on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. In Seleda's memory, donations to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com

Waterloo Region Record 24 Dec 2013 
Seleda Sittler
 
30264 Youth Dies of Crash Injuries - Thomas Sittler, 22, of 114 Union St. East, Waterloo died yesterday in K-W Hospital of injuries received when his car went out of control and struck two trees. He suffered a fracture skull, face cuts and chest injuries. He was driving on Union Boulevard shortly after midnight when the accident occurred. He was Kitchener's second traffic victim of the year. Mr. Sittler was born in St. Jacobs Jan. 30, 1941, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sittler. He moved to Waterloo three years ago and was employed as a stock clerk at Lackie Brothers Ltd. He was a member of Holy Saviour Anglican Church, Waterloo and the Sundown Horseshoe Association. Mr. Sittler was returning from a horseshoe competition at Three Bridges when the accident took place. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Clayfield, whom he married in Waterloo Sept. 16, 1961; three brothers, Charles of Kitchener, Kenneth of St. Jacobs, Joseph of Shilo, Man.; seven sisters, Mrs. Jerome (Mary) Bergman of Heidelberg; Mrs. Donald (Lorraine) Batley of Peterborough, Mrs. Mahlon (Joy) Snyder of St. Jacobs, Mrs. Elmer (Clementine) Hill of RR 1, Waterloo, Mrs. Allan (Ruby) Madgett of Waterloo, Anne of Toronto, Mrs. Donald (Joan) Blum of Kitchener. One brother predeceased him. The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, after 8 pm tonight. Service will be conducted at the funeral Home Saturday at 2 pm by Rev. Denton Massey. Burial will be in Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. - (Note: Photo attached to obit. See image file. Under picture - Victim - Thomas Sittler, 22, of Waterloo, died yesterday of injuries received in an automobile accident.)

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Thomas Sittler
 
30265 Sad Death at Doon - It is with the deepest regret that we are this week, called upon to record the unexpected death of Mr. C.O. Sizer, of Doon, a partner in the firm of the Messrs. Perine, of that village. The sad event took place on Sabbath morning last Mr. Sizer having only been ill since the preceding evening. The circumstances attending his illness and death are as follows: - Mr. Sizer, in company with Mr. Pedder, had started to attend a school meeting in the district. Mr. S. being then apparently in capital health. After having travelled together for some distance, Mr. S. suddenly complained to his companion that he had a strange feeling in his hand, and that it was getting perfectly numb. Mr. Pedder examined it and while doing so it became apparent that Mr. S. had lost the power of his arm altogether. It was resolved them to at once return to Mr. S's home; but by the time this was reached he was unable to get out of the cutter, and had to be carried into the house. For some little time, he was sensible, recognizing and speaking to members of his family, but about half an hour after being brought home he apparently received a second shock and lapsed into insensibility, from which he never rallied, and calmly passed away on Sabbath morning. Mr. Sizer was a gentleman very much respected in the neighborhood in which he lived, and his death is universally regretted. The funeral took place on Tuesday, and was largely attended, being conducted with Masonic honors, of which order the deceased was a respected member. The bereaved family, have the sincere sympathy of their numerous friends in their severe trial.

Galt Reporter Feb 16 1877 pg 2 
Charles O. Sizer
 
30266 John Skelly born in Ireland 1777-died in Wilmot 1857-came to Canada 1824 with his wife Ann McCormick and 2 daughters Mary 1816-1890 and Eleanor (Ellie)1818-1833, Ellie was scalped by the indians and is buried ST. Peter's R.C. CEMETERY- 9th line 6 concession Trafalgar twp.
They lived at 9 th line 3 concession Trafalgar. The church is now closed. William 1820-1877- married Mary Halpin- had 2 children Jane 1839 and James 1844 both married into the White family, Jane married Patrick and James married Julia, James movedd to U.S.
Catherine Skelly 1824-1900 buried in New Hamburg cemetery, John 1828-1883, Ann 1835- ? married Tye1

1 email - doreen.pringle@sympatico.ca 2007 
John Skelly
 
30267 SCHNIDER, Leanne

Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at St Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Brian Schnider. Loving mother of Brian Schnider Jr., Kim Taylor and her husband Richard, all of Cambridge. Dear grandmother of Brileigh, Hannah, Devin and Samantha. Also survived by her brothers, Bruce and his wife Diane of Whitby, Andrew of Oshawa, William and his wife Deanna of Oshawa, Tim and his wife Linda of Orno and sisters, Jan Fyke and her husband Robert of Ajax, Jacki Devolin and her husband Eric of Oshawa; mother-in-law, Ruth Schnider of Cambridge; sisters-in-law, Judy Bray and her husband Barry of Mississauga, Dr. Denise Schnider of Brantford and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, William and Elsie Skelton. Leanne was born on November 15, 1949, in Toronto and has lived in Cambridge for the past 15 years. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and very active in her church, a member of the senior bowling club, in Kitchener and volunteered with Cambridge Community Living. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 810 King Street East, Cambridge on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 5 Aug 2008 pg B6 
Leanne E. Skelton
 
30268 SKELTON, William - On Thursday, Feb. 5, 1976, at the K-W Hospital, aged 81 years, of West Montrose; predeceased by his wife Florence MacNeice in 1973. Dear father of Mrs. T. (Jean) Burgess of West Montrose; brother of Mrs. Margaret Bricker of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Jane McBride of Northern Ireland; also survived by five grandchildren. Friends called at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 2 pm. Burial in West Montrose United Church Cemetery.

Elmira Signet Feb 11 1976 pg 19.jpg 
William Skelton
 
30269 Dr. Sharon Jaeger William Sangster Skene
 
30270 BRODHAECKER, Mrs. Albert

Of 1950 Coronation Blvd., Preston, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on July 28, in her 95th year, Louisa Amelia Skerritt, beloved wife of the late Albert Brodhaecker; dear mother of Telford of Kitchener, Harry of Galt, Arthur of Galt, Mrs. Maude Crewson of Preston, May (Mrs. Harvey Letson) of Galt, Frances (Mrs. Albert Stinson) of Preston. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston, from 7 p.m., this evening, for funeral service Monday at 2 p.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Jul 1972 pg 25 
Louisa Amelia Skerritt
 
30271 TOMLINSON, L.A.M. (Nancy) - At St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday, March 28, 1993, .in her 89th year. Nancy Tomlinson, beloved wife of the late Claude (Tommy) Tomlinson. Loving mother to Richard B. and his. Wife Jane M. Tomlinson of Columbus, Ohio. Survived by her sister-in-law, Audrey Tomlinson of England. Nancy was a radio show hostess known as Nancy Lee on the former CKCR (CHYM) radio station, a member of the K-W Little Theatre and the Trinity Players. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 31, at All Saints Anglican Church, Northfield Drive (at Highpoint). Waterloo. at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Morris officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society; 41 River Rd. E., Unit 4, Kitchener N2B 2G3, or the Humane Society of Kitchener-Waterloo, 250 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener N2B 2E9, would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Mar 1993 
Nancy Lee Skertchly
 
30272 Years Served: 1898 J. E. Skidmore
 
30273 The death of a much esteemed resident of Blandford Township in the person of George Skillings took place about 12 p.m. on Sunday night. Deceased was born on the adjoining farm nearly sixty-two years ago and with the exception of about nine years spent in farming on the 11th Concession, Blandford, had lived continuously on the 7th Concession. Nearly 34 years ago he was united in marriage to Maria Hagey, who survives with a family of three sons and two daughters. They are: Peter and Charles on the homestead, James S. Skillings of Woodstock, Mrs. Thomas Matheson and Mrs. Herbert Hilderly, both of Innerkip...

The late Mr. Skillings had been in failing health for some months, but had been to Innerkip village the day he was stricken with a paralytic stroke, the Thursday prior to his death. Of a family of seven brothers, and one sister, only one sister, Mrs. John Lock, of Woodstock, and one brother, Matthias, of Kintore, are left. The funeral on Wednesday afternoon was one of the largest in the district...1a

1aWoodstock Sentinel-Review 28 May 1917 
George Henry Skillings
 
30274 Committed suicide in police station. Alexander W. Skoray
 
30275 Robert Skuse - came to Canada with Smyly Homes of Dublin, Ireland May 15, 1910 - name on the Hespeler Cenotaph Private Robert Skuse
 
30276 Skuse, Robert Private. He was killed August 6, 1918. He was one of the boys of the Coombe Home, Hespeler.1a

1aSkuse, Robert: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 18 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848379/data?n=1 
Private Robert Skuse
 
30277 SLANEY, Gregory James

Of 1554 Concession Rd., Cambridge (P), at the K-W Hospital, Sunday, October 15, 1978, in his 12th year. Gregory Slaney, beloved son of Gregory and Dianne Slaney and dear brother of Mark and Andrea. Survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mills of Cambridge. Gregory was born in Kitchener and had lived all his life in the Cambridge area. He was a student at the Wm. G. Davis Senior Public School, Grade 7; attended King Street Baptist Sunday School; active in all sports and was a goalkeeper for the major peewee all-star hockey team. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (P), until noon Thursday, then to the King St. Baptist Church for funeral service, at 2 p.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Oct 1989 pg 29 
Gregory James Slaney
 
30278 In Loving Memory Died, In Galt, at 10 o'clock on Monday evening, May 15th, Andrew Slater Aged 84 years. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Chapman Street, at 2.30 o'clock, on Thursday afternoon, May 18th, to Mount View Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Galt, May 16th, 1899.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection
 
Andrew Slater
 
30279 Slater. -Benjamin C. Slater was born in Ontario, Canada, near Hamburg, June 28, 1854; died at Filer, Idaho, April 21, 1914; aged 59 y. 9 m. 23 d. He with his family had recently moved from near Roseland, Nebr. On Nov. 8, 1879, he was united in marriage with Magdalene Stutzman at Seward, Nebr. To this union were born 9 sons and 1 daughter. The children all survive him. The mother passed from this mortal life, Sept. 10, 1901. On June 8, 1910, he was again married to Ola Baldwin at Kearney, Nebr. To this union were born 2 sons. One died in infancy the other is a babe 8 months old. Eight days previous to his death he was taken seriously ill with pneumonia, which was the cause of his death. On Aprl 19, he expressed a desire to again renew his covenant with God and accordingly was received into church fellowship into the Mennonite Church at Filer, Idaho. He expressed a full resignation that God's will be done. There was a service conducted at Filer, Idaho, by S. Honderich, where a part of the family reside. Then body was shipped to Kearney, Nebr., for burial, and there another service was conducted at the home of his son Henry by D. G. Lapp of Roseland, Nebr. The body was buried in the Kearney Cemetery by the side of his first wife. Peace to his ashes.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 8 - May 21, 1914 - p. 126, 127 
Benjamin C. Slater
 
30280 1871 - Richard Slater is in same household as John Allan. Richard Slater
 
30281 In early 1893, he returned to the Niagara Peninsula and purchased a 34-hectare estate known as Glenview that fronted on River Road at the north end of Niagara Falls. The focal point of the estate was a mansion that had been built about 1865 by local contractor John Drew. This grand old Victorian home still stands on a hill overlooking Terrace Avenue.

Slater subdivided most of the estate, creating housing lots and laying out the street pattern which, for the most part, still exists in that section of the city today. One of the streets, Dyson Avenue, was named for his son who died at the age of 20.1a

1aSlater helped Silvertown get its start - Niagara Falls Review 4 Aug 2007 
Robert Dyson Slater
 
30282 Following the First World War in which he served as a Doctor, Frank Slater came here in 1919 and was first located in the Dr. Swan property and later he moved to his present location. His Public life here included six years (1923-28) on the Council; another further five years (1933-37) on the Council and then five years as Mayor of Hespeler.

Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Dr. Robert Franklin "Frank" Slater, Mayor
 
30283 ROBERT P. SLATER

Robert P. Slater, prominent in public life in Niagara Falls,, where he is now serving as mayor, was born on the Niagara River above Chippewa, on the 7th of April, 1846. His father, Jonathan Slater, came from Lancashire, England, to Canada in 1832 and was employed as bookkeeper by the Chippewa Distillery Company for twenty-five years, retiring from the position he resided at the Slater homestead, living to the venerable age of eighty-two years. His wife was born at Chippewa Creek, her parents being United Empire Loyalists who came to Canada after the War of 1876.

Robert P. Slater pursued his education in the Chippewa public schools and in a private school at Lundy's Lane. It was his desire and purpose to study law and to this end he was sent to Hamilton, where he was articled to Burton & Bruce, barristers. Soon, however, he abandoned the idea and turned his attention to the malting business in Galt, where he built a malt house and carried on business for nine years. He next went to Joliet, Illinois, where he established an oatmeal mill, but after operating that plant for two years he sold the mill and erected a malt house at Niagara Falls, New York. He met with a fair measure of success in the business there for fourteen years, until the malt house was destroyed by fire, when he purchased a large block of real estate at Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he has remained for thirteen years, during which period he has negotiated many important realty transfers and has taken great interest in the commercial advancement of Niagara Falls, Canada, being president of the Niagara Falls Building & Saving Loan Society for the last twelve years, president of the Niagara Falls Machine & Foundry Company, president of the Canadian Heating & Supply Company and president of Ford Automatic Fire Shutter Co.

Mr. Slater was married to Miss Mary L. Lutz, a daughter of the late Henry Lutz of Hamilton, and they have one daughter, Maud May, who is the wife of D. S. Merwin and resides in Pasadena, California. Mr. and Mrs. Slater are communicants of the English Church, and in politics he is a Conservative and is vice-president of the Conservative Association of the county of Welland. He took a prominent part in the provincial election, which resulted in the annulling the one hundred year power monopoly that was held by the Canadian Niagara Power Company. In community affairs he has been active and influential and his prominence in his adopted city is indicated by the fact that in 1898, 1899, 1900 and again in 1906-1907 he was appointed mayor of Niagara Falls, in which position he is now serving. The consensus of public opinion concerning his administration was altogether favorable, for he stood for needed reform and improvement, for an economical expenditure of public funds and yet staunchly supported measures of progress, the value of which time has proven.2a

2aA History of Ontario: its resources and development

______________________

One of Niagara Falls' most dedicated citizens and public servants was Robert Peter Slater. His life and career deserve to be remembered.

Robert Slater's grandfather, also named Robert, was the first of the family to come to Canada. A British surgeon whose health had failed, he immigrated to this country in 1832 with his wife and eight-year-old son, Jonathan. The family settled in Drummondville, the early community centred around the Lundy's Lane, Main and Ferry intersection of present-day Niagara Falls. ...He went to school in Chippawa and then attended what is now Stamford Collegiate. While still a teenager, he got a job measuring the wood that was used for fuel at the Chippawa Distillery.

Slater left Chippawa in 1866 and moved to Hamilton, where he studied law for three years. He never practised in that profession, however, but instead went into the grain and malting business in Galt, Ont. Similar ventures followed in Joliet, Illinois and Niagara Falls, N.Y.

In early 1893, he returned to the Niagara Peninsula and purchased a 34-hectare estate known as Glenview that fronted on River Road at the north end of Niagara Falls. The focal point of the estate was a mansion that had been built about 1865 by local contractor John Drew. This grand old Victorian home still stands on a hill overlooking Terrace Avenue. ...Slater quickly realized free development of electric power on the Canadian side of the Niagara River was essential to Niagara Falls' progress. However, at the time, this was not possible since in 1892 what is now The Niagara Parks Commission had signed, with the provincial government's approval, a franchise agreement with the American-owned Canadian Niagara Power Company. The agreement granted the company exclusive rights for 20 years (with renewal options available for up to 100 years) to use Niagara River water from within the boundaries of Queen Victoria Park to generate electricity.

Over the next several years, public sentiment became decidedly unfavourable toward the monopoly clause in the franchise.

Slater, who was an eloquent and outspoken critic of the monopoly, became the local leader of those dedicated to having the objectionable clause cancelled.

His hard work bore fruit. In early 1899, an act was passed by the Ontario Legislature that gave The Parks Commission authority to renegotiate the Canadian Niagara Power Company's franchise, whereby the monopoly clause would be removed. Now other companies, including those with Canadian backing, could develop power at Niagara Falls. Robert Slater became something of a hero. ....R.P., as he was popularly called, was a speaker of considerable ability, a talent he often used to help worthwhile causes. As an example, when a patriotic fund was being raised during the Boer War, his stirring speeches were of great help.

Slater's hard work on behalf of his community resulted in his being elected mayor of Niagara Falls in 1899, 1900, 1901, 1906, 1907 and 1909.1a

1aSlater helped Silvertown get its start - Niagara Falls Review 4 Aug 2007 Sherman Savitz author 
Mayor Robert Peter Slater
 
30284 Originally know as Glenview and more recently as the Pink Palace, this beautiful Victorian mansion was built by John Drew around 1865. The 27-room home was situated on an 85-acre estate that included fields, orchards, vineyards, stables, tennis courts and a grist mill. The property stretched from River Road west to Victoria Avenue and from the rail yards north to the Whirlpool. John Drew was the first of three prominent owners who played an important role in the history of Niagara Falls. Mr. Drew was a masonry contractor whose company built Clifton Town Hall which is still standing in front of the present city hall (Clifton changed its name to Niagara Falls in 1881). In 1860, Mr. Drew began the first of several terms as a Clifton town councillor. Dr. John Ferguson was the second owner of Glenview and a Conservative MP for Niagara Falls from 1882 to 1891 after which time he was appointed as senator. Described as "wealthy, well-travelled, suave and generous", Dr. Ferguson "entertained lavishly, holding dress balls and garden parties." Dr. Ferguson died around 1893 and Glenview was purchased by Robert P. Slater, a wealthy businessman and mayor of Niagara Falls from 1899 to 1901. Mr. Slater divided the Glenview estate into lots with the streets we know today and was key in bringing industry and hydro-electric development to the City of Niagara Falls. Glenview stayed in the Slater family until 1965 and was divided into apartments sometime in the mid 1950s. The house is currently painted pink, thus it's nickname the Pink Palace. It is rumoured two murders took place just outside of the mansion, the first in the late 1800s and the second in the early 1900s. The first story centres around a thief who tried to sell the home (which he didn't own) to a recent immigrant. Details of this story are sketchy but it ultimately ended in the murder. The second story concerns the murder of a man and woman who had attended a party at Glenview and were waiting in the driveway for their horse-drawn carriage when they were attacked and killed. Mayor Robert Peter Slater
 
30285 SLATER, Russell "Russ"

Passed away, suddenly, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Russell E. Slater, of Cambridge, at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Shirley; loved father of Robert, Ronald, Marilyn and her husband Brian Miller of Cambridge, Gail and her husband Brian Irvine of Cambridge and Cathy and her husband Siros Amini of Ottawa; beloved grandfather of Cameron Russell Amini of Ottawa; dear brother of Georgina Weaver of New Dundee; dear brother-in-law of Marjorie Slater of St. Jacobs. Russell is predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Ann Slater and his four brothers, Lloyd, Morley, Miles and Leonard and one sister, Frances Ankwiz. Russell was born in Northbrook, Ontario, in 1922 and lived in the Cambridge area, most of his life. He was employed by Canadian National Railway, for 37 years before his retirement in 1983. He was a veteran of the Second World War, a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126 and a member of the Bruce Trail Association. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Herb Hartig.

The Record 20 Nov 1997 pg B4 
Russell E. Slater
 
30286 WEBER, H. Eileen (nee Slaughter) Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 14, 2012. Raised and educated in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Donald Weber (1990) (former Mayor of Kitchener). Dear mother of Dr. Donna-Lee Iffla of Kingston and John Donald (J.D.) of Kitchener. Sister of Mrs. Marilyn Field (late Dennis) of Toronto and the late Bruce Slaughter of Toronto. Predeceased by her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. Jack Slaughter of Toronto and a sister Isobel in infancy. Eileen is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Eileen was a member of First United Church, Waterloo and was a member of Westmount Golf and Country Club where she enjoyed curling and golf for many years and served on several committees. She was Past President of the Kitchener Rotary Anns and Past Chairman of the Women's Committee of the Ontario Good Roads Association. Eileen loved her summer home in Muskoka for over 40 years. Cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date at Parkview Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Stanley Park Community Church, 9 Dreger Ave., Kitchener (Att: Pastor John Pearce) would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged through the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Eileen's memorial. Eileen H. Slaughter
 
30287 SLAWSKI, Marian

Of Weaver Street, Cambridge, at his residence, on Thursday, August 23, 2001, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite Kennedy (1976). Dear mother of Mark and his wife Karen of Highland Grove, Ont. and Sharon Traviss and her husband Ken of Gilmour, Ont. Lovingly remembered by two grandchildren, Torun and Tobi and one great-grandson, Joshua. Mr. Slawski, was born in Ukraine and has been a resident of Cambridge, for the past 52 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and was retired from Sheldon's Engineering. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 29, 2001, at 11 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Panachyda will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday, at 7 p.m.

The Record 27 Aug 2001 pg B7 
Marian Slawski
 
30288 Frederick L. Slee

GALT - Frederick L. Slee, of 12 Bond St., died Sunday, at South Waterloo Hospital. He was 70. Mr. Slee was born at Petrolia, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Slee and had resided practically all his life in Galt. He was a fireman in Galt, since April, 1927 and was made captain in 1952. He was appointed assistant chief, in 1961. His hobby was fishing. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church and a member of the 100F Waterloo Lodge and was with the Royal Flying Corps, in the First World War. Mr. Slee was to retire at the end of June. Surviving are his wife, the former Alexandra New, three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Stairs, Galt, Mrs. Lloyd (Kathlyn) Levy and Mrs. Gordon (Caroline) Hartley, both of London, Ont.; three brothers, William and George, both of Niagara Falls, and Jack of Galt; two sisters, Mrs. T. W. (Annie) Rowland and Mrs. N. W. (Mary) Coles, both of Toronto; eight grandchildren. The body is at Little's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted at Trinity Anglican Church, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Trinity Anglican cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Jun 1968 pg 29 
Frederick Louis "Fred" Slee
 
30289 Mary Hannah, known as Hattie, moved with her husband and family from Ontario, to Manitoba in 1905. They moved to a farm in the Deloraine district. They purchased 31-1-24 in 1905, but continued to live in the Deloraine district while they broke the sod and built a house (1908) and barn and outbuildings(1911). There was no good well on the home quarter, but Wallaces were able to buy the quarter across the road, which had an exceptional well, which provided water to many around, including the town of Waskada. Hattie helped establish the Red Cross, the Patriotic Societies and the United Grain Growers. The focal point of their lives was the Presbyterian and later United Church. Hattie started the Addington Sunday School. She worked hard as a sufferagette in 1915,helping to earn women the vote. Something her daughter Mary was very proud of.1a

1aBridging Brenda pg 1231-1232 
Mary Hannah "Hattie" Slee
 
30290 39 Doon Valley Drive is associated with three prominent citizens of Waterloo County. The first owner, the Honourable Adam Ferrie, was the founder of Doon Village. Samuel Snider, who purchased the property from Ferrie, owned the Blair Mill, as well as other mills that he and a partner operated in Bridgeport and Baden. Thomas Slee, one of the first trustees of the area, and the Doon Postmaster from 1867 to 1893, was the last significant owner of the property, purchasing it from Snider in 1878. In addition to its association with persons of historic significance, Doon Valley Drive (formerly Doon Village Road), was once an important linkage between the Village of Doon to Tow Town and Oregon (today Upper Doon).
39 Doon Valley Drive is unique in its use of building materials and the methods of construction. This one-and-a-half-storey house combined granite, limestone, fieldstone and lime mortar in its construction. It retains many original, intact features, such as the stone chimney with cove moulding, and the single door with a transom, on the north façade.1a

1aCity of Kitchener Heritage Property Report, November 1990, Jean Haalboom; City of Kitchener By-law 91-142 
Thomas Slee
 
30291 Lived with Jacob & Hannah Detweiler. Susan Sleighter
 
30292 Martha was a niece of Caspar Mogk and was living with him in 1901 in Elmira, Ontario Martha Slender
 
30293 Beatrice Slimmon (Mrs. Alvin Allgeier)

Peacefully, on Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Chateau Gardens, Elmira, Beatrice (Slimmon) Allgeier in her 94th year. Wife of the late Alvin Allgeier (1970). Dear mother in law of Pat Allgeier of Elmira, loving grandmother of Karyn and Fred Cotie of Uxbridge, Susan and Dean Martin and Steven and Cheryl Allgeier, all of Elmira. Beatrice is also lovingly remembered by her eight great-grandchildren, Alyson, Heather, Lisa and Christine Cotie, Derek and Bradley Martin, Carrie Lynn and Michael Allgeier. Predeceased by one son, Jack (1995) and one sister, Earla Beggs. Beatrice was a faithful member of Trinity United Church, Elmira. The family will receive friends and relatives at Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Saturday, transfer will be made to Trinity United Church, Elmira for funeral service at 2 p.m., with the Rev. J.D Kellough officiating. Followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 7 Apr 2000 
Beatrice L. Slimmon
 
30294 SLIMMON, Earl - After a lengthy illness, on Sunday, Nov. 20, 1988, at Sunnybrook Hospital, K-Wing, Toronto. Loving husband of Irene (Klinck) Slimmon of Milton; dear father of Jim and his wife Susan of Milton; beloved grandfather of Patrick and Laura; brother of Stella (Mrs. Herman Bernhardt) of Kitchener. Predeceased by two sisters and one brother. Visitation at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, where the family will receive their friends, Tuesday evening, 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 2 pm. Interment Elmira Union Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Earl Slimmon
 
30295 Widow lady. Jane Slipper
 
30296 ARTHY, Christian Mary

Passed away, peacefully, on Friday, May 21, 1999, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Arthy (1962). Beloved mother of Vera Allen of Cambridge, Pamela O'Donnell and her husband Lawrence of Michigan; loving grandmother to four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Caroline Sloan. Mrs. Arthy was born in Sunderland, England and lived in Fort Erie and came to Cambridge in 1986. A member of St. John's Anglican Church. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Friday, May 28, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.

The Record 25 May 1999 pg B4 
Christian Mary "Mary" Sloan
 
30297 RHUBARB MARMALADE

Boil five oranges in sufficient water to cover until tender, and in the orange water boil two pounds rhubarb for half an hour, then add oranges finely cut and weight for weight in sugar; boil twenty minutes. 
Esther Sloan
 
30298 John Sloan, Family Grocer, Main Street - No more certain or more reliable evidence can be furnished of the progress of a community than the steady growth of its domestic comforts; it would therefore be a grave omission in a work of this kind if the high standing and character of the prominent grocery houses were passed over. The most favorably known engaged in this important department of trade is that of Mr. John Sloan, of Main Street, whose high reputation and experience in business is sufficient guarantee of the standard of merit attended. The business was established four years ago by the present proprietor, and it has grown, and continues still to grow, with the advancement of the town, until to-day it stands second to none in the trade. The premises occupied are 28x110 feet in dimensions and three stories in height, with basement. Mr. Sloan imports largely in crockery, and does a very considerable trade in every department of groceries, giving especial care that every article shall be of the first quality, and cultivates especially the "family trade." He carries the finest brands of tea, fragrant coffees, table delicacies, hermetically sealed goods, condiments, etc., which he sells both wholesale and retail. He gives employment to nine careful and courteous assistants, and uses two wagons in the delivery of goods to customers in town. Since starting business Mr. Sloan has never known what a quiet day is. He is a native of Canada, and a competent and enterprising business man, and held in the highest esteem in the community.1a

1aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

_________________________________

A log house, one end of which contained a little store in which Mr. Shade and his wife served at the counter, was the first building erected in the village. It was situated, according to Mr. Young, where Mr. Sloan's grocery now stands.

First Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society Berlin. Canada Published By The Society 1913

______________________

The Galt Corps was the 29th Salvation Army Corps established in Canada. Early meetings were held in the upstairs of the old fire hall on Water Street South and in the Temperance Hall which was located above John Sloan's grocery store on Water Street South, not far from the Main Street corner.
Ambrose, Rosemary.

Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
John Sloan
 
30299 The Galt Corps was the 29th Salvation Army Corps established in Canada. Early meetings were held in the upstairs of the old fire hall on Water Street South and in the Temperance Hall which was located above John Sloan's grocery store on Water Street South, not far from the Main Street corner. Several years later property was acquired on Mill Street (later Ainslie Street South) and a two storey building was erected. This building was to serve the Galt Corps until 1950.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
John Sloan
 
30300 Joseph H. Sloan, 71, of 134 Valley Brook avenue, Lyndhurst, died last night at St. Barnabas's Hospital, Newark. He was born in Canada and he had lived in Lyndhurst 10 years. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Anderson and Mrs. Joseph Lunn, both of Lyndhurst.

SLOAN - At his residence, 13 Valley Brook av., Lyndhurst, N. J., on Friday, Feb. 11, Joseph H., husband of the late Phoebe Dillon Sloan. Funeral services at the Collins Memorial, 253 Stuyvesant av., Lyndhurst, N. J., Monday, Feb. 14, at 8 p. m. Interment Hillside Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Joseph Harper Sloan
 
30301 Joseph Harper Sloan (b 1868, d 1938 in NJ) (Naturalized on 1 Oct 1919 in Newark, NJ) married on 20 Sep 1892 in Elizabeth, NJ. Phoebe Anna Dillon (b15 May 1868,d 26 Oct 1928). (Her parents were Redmond Dillon and Phoebe Badgley. I also have records of both these families.)

Joseph and Phoebe lived in a house on Amboy Road, Tottenville, Staten Island, NY until 1918. I have a photo of the house, it is where my father was born in 1915. Then they moved to 134 Valleybrook Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ. My notes say he worked in Hoboken, NJ with Arthur (who I assume is his brother). Joseph and Phoebe had two children, both girls, Ethel Leah Sloan (b 4 Dec 1897 in Hoboken, NJ, d 28 Jan 1980 in Jersey City, NJ) she is my grandmother, and Hazel Elvira Sloan (b 24 Feb 1901 in NJ, d 2 Dec 1986 in NJ). Ethel Leah Sloan married Neils Emile Andersen, they had my father and divorced. Hazel Elvira Sloan married Joseph Lunn, they had no children. 
Joseph Harper Sloan
 
30302 In North Dumfries, on Saturday night, 10:30 o'clock, Martha A. Sloan.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary - Dec 16, 1881, pg 8 
Martha A. Sloan
 
30303 Died, In North Dumfries, on Saturday night, Dec. 10th, at 11.50 o'clock, Martha A. Sloan. The Funeral Will take place from her brother's residence, North Dumfries, today, Monday, at 2 o'clock P. M., to the Galt Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, Dec. 12th, 1881

Funeral Card 
Martha Ann Sloan
 
30304 letter written to Hazel & Ethel Sloan in 1979 from Esther telling of the death of Helen, and in the same letter Esther talks of having grandmother Sloan's separation paper and will.

Email 2016 from Karen Krae 
Robert Sloan
 
30305 Died, In North Dumfries, on Wednesday morning, Jan. 11th, at 3 o'clock, Samuel Sloan, The Funeral Will take place on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, North Dumfries, to the Galt Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, Jan. 11th, 1882.

Funeral Card 
Samuel Sloan
 
30306 In North Dumfries, on the 11th inst., Mr. Samuel Sloan.

Galt Reporter - Jan 13, 1882, pg 8 
Samuel Sloan
 
30307 1871 - John Sloat is in same household as John McRae. John Sloat
 
30308 SLOAT, William (Willis)

Suddenly, at his residence, on Monday, Dec. 18, 1989, William (Willis) G. Stoat, age 91 years, of 187 Vermont Ave., Waterloo. Mr. Sloat was employed with B.F. Goodrich for 29 years, until his retirement. Beloved husband of Edna Sloat (Palmer); stepfather of Jerry Palmer of Chilliwack, B.C. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener after Wednesday (today), 2 p.m., continuing until the funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Dec 1989 pg A15 
William G. "Willis" Sloat
 
30309 SLOSEL, Bogomil (Mike)

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at age 83. Beloved husband of Marija. Loving father of Suzi Godard (J.C. Godard) and Olga Slosel (Chris Hagey). Dearly loved Poppa of Ella Hagey. Dear brother of Antonija (Toncka) Bavdaz and cherished Uncle of Miranda Bavdaz. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 3J8 (519)-653-3251 on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, Ontario on Thursday, November 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Cambridge Times 21 Nov 2012 
Bogomil "Mike" Slosel
 
30310 SLOTA, Frank Michael - 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, July 27, 2008. Loving father of Mary Ann and Gary Middleton, Michael and Brenna Slota, and Sandra Bester. Beloved Grandad of Meaghan (Ben) and Emily (Kyle) Middleton, Trevor (Lynn), Shawn (Jordene) and Tarah (Robbie) Slota, and Michael (Stephanie) and Laura Bester. Great Grandad to Dylan, Jacob and Emma Slota, and Agnes, Duncan, Meghan, and Adam Bester. Frank led a very full and colourful life. He was a member of the world renowned 427 Lion Squadron of the R.C.A.F., flying two tours of Germany during the Second World War. He was recruited to the K-W area to play inter-county baseball and hockey in the early 1950s. Frank will be remembered best as one of the most colourful referees of the OHL, officiating across Ontario when players such as Bobby Hull, Stan Makita and Bobby Orr were playing junior hockey. Dad also refereed numerous Memorial and Allen Cup Finals during his hockey career. At some of the arenas, as many fans came to see dad referee as did to watch the game! Frank was the first referee to be awarded the prestigious Gold Stick in 1977, as well as holding the title of Referee in Chief for the league prior to his retirement. Frank was also an avid golfer and longtime member of Rockway Golf Course. He and mom won numerous Married Couple and Best Ball Tournaments, but his proudest moment was winning the 1972 Father and Son "A" Championship with 17 year old Michael. Frank was employed for 40 years as the Maintenance Supervisor for Electrohome Ltd. Frank will be remembered as the Dad who had all the answers and was always there to listen. He was the man who could fix anything and build everything. Frank was an amazing Grandad who doted on all his grandchildren and helped to shape them into the loving, caring young adults that they are today. At Frank's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. As expressions of sympathy, donations in memory of Frank may be made to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S. Waterloo, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - Jul. 30, 2008  
Frank Michael Slota
 
30311 SLOTEGRAAF, John

"The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." 1 John 2:17 A sign has hung in the "shop" for 45 years that says, "If you want to kill time, try working it to death". John Slotegraaf not only shared this advice with others, he lived it himself. His life focused on work. He married Barb 50 years ago and immediately began working by nurturing four children, Dianne, Donna, Darlene and John Jr. His work expanded as a father-in-law to Brent (Pennings), Martin (Veenstra), Scott (Thomson) and Pam (Struyk). As a grandfather to Kendra, Breanna, Adam, Victoria, Zachary, Derek, Aaron, Julianna, Samuel, David, Ava, Nolan and Jack, he consistently worked at teaching them the value of hard work and a quiet disposition. John is survived by eleven brothers and sisters. His involvement in local Christian schools, Christian Schools International, Canadian Christian Education Foundation, Christian School Teachers Pension Plan, Canadian Christian Business Foundation, Bible League of Canada, Ontario Christian Gleaners, as an Elder in the Church, Ontario Trucking Association, High School Co-Op Programs, in Support of Minor Sports, demonstrated his work in Kingdom and earthly causes. John had a love for the Lord and this love shone through his work on all levels, including his church life and relationships with others. In spite of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), John continued to work up to his last day when the Lord took him home at the end of the workday at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14th . "…His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! ...Come and share your master's happiness!'" Matthew 25:21 Visitation and Funeral Service will be held at Zion United Reformed Church of Sheffield, 238 Old Highway 8, Sheffield, Ontario, L0R 1Z0. Visitation on Thursday, June 16 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Friday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of gifts or flowers, you are encouraged to make a donation to Edu Deo Ministries (formerly Worldwide Christian Schools) or the Ontario Christian Gleaners. Arrangements entrusted to Corbett Funeral Home (519-740-0669).

Waterloo Region Record 18 jun 2011 
John Slotegraaf
 
30312 BLUHM, Doris 1919 - 2016 Passed away peacefully, with family by her side at Sunnyside Home LTC, Kitchener on Friday, July 15, 2016, at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Bluhm (2003). Dear mother of Barbara, Dale and the late Doug Bluhm (2011). Doris will be lovingly remembered by her nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Alf Slumkoski and Irene Sachs, and grandson Mark Bluhm. Doris was a longtime member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Friends are invited to share their memories of Doris with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Malina officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. A private family interment will be held at Mount Hope, Kitchener. In lieu of flowers condolences for the family and donations to St. Matthews Lutheran Church or Sunnyside Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

Waterloo Region Record 16 Jul 2016 
Doris Slumkoski
 
30313 August Slumkoski - The many friends of Mr. August Slumkoski will be sorry to hear of his death, which occurred at his home, 183 Victoria Street, on Sunday evening at 11:56 o'clock. The deceased was confined to his bed for two weeks, and while doing fairly well before that he was continually failing. He was 76 years, 2 months and 21 days of age, and was born in Germany. He came to Kitchener 48 years ago. He was employed at the Kaufman planing mill for 28 years, for 22 of which he was tireman. He also filled similar positions with the Dominion Button Co. and the Lang Tanning Co. As an employee he was reliable, faithful and conscientious. The deceased was well known and had many friends and acquaintances. The anguish occasioned by his demise, therefore, is more than confined to his family circle. Surviving the deceased are his second wife, Anna Giese, and one son of this union, Arthur Slumkoski of this city, and one son and three daughters of the first union, who are William of Vancouver, Mrs. Alf. Boehmer, Short Street, city, Mrs. Thomas Humphrey, Kitchener, and Mrs. Henry Martinz of Detroit. There are also two brothers and one sister, Gottfried of Kitchener and John of Williamsford, and Mrs. Gottfried Marklevitz of Kitchener. The funeral will be at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the residence to Mount Hope Cemetery. August Slumkowski
 
30314 Elizabeth at times used Lizzie or Louisa as her preferred name. Elizabeth Bertha "Lizzie" "Louisa" Slumkowski
 
30315 SLUMSK1, Edward Adam

At Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto, on Monday, Jan. 23, 1995, following a lengthy illness, Edward Slumski, age 80 years. Edward was a member of the Highland Light Infantry and served over-seas during the Second World War from 1939 to 1948. Following his discharge he resided and was self employed in Toronto. Brother of Carl and his wife Una, Mrs.: Gertrude Yaeck, Audrey Pritchard and her husband Kenneth, Earl and his wife June and Ken, all of Kitchener. Survived by six nieces, Marlene, Sandra, Joan, Tina, Marilyn and Shirley and three nephews, Lance, William and Stephen and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Clara Slumski; his sister, Jean and two brothers, Harold and Roy. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

The Record 25 Jan 1995 pg A7 
Edward Adam Slumski
 
30316 NOWAK, Bernice

Of 747 William St., Cambridge, on Monday, Jan 25, 1988, at her residence, Bernice Smakowski, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Nowak (1978). Dear mother of William and Frances (Mrs. Joseph Sadowski), both of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nowak was born in Poland and came to Cambridge in 1931. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd.. Cambridge, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1988, at 10 a.m., at St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Jan 1988 pg B11 
Bernice Smakowski
 
30317 Suddenly, on Sunday, February 27, 1944, at his home on the 3rd concession of Eramosa Township, in his 73rd year. Husband of Sarah J. Salt. He was a former resident of this district (Hespeler) and was well known in the community. He had seemed in normal health on Sunday and after completing the Sunday chores, had brought a pail of water into the house. His wife left the room to attend to a home item and on returning, found him dead. He was a member of the United Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Martin of Detroit. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon. A service was held at his home in Eramosa Township and interment was made in the Hespeler Cemetery. William Henry Smale
 
30318 Staying with Jemima Veitch David Small
 
30319 SMALL, Harry-John, 1962-2007

Suddenly, in Cambridge, at the age of 45. Loving husband of Frances (Frankie) (nee Hedderson). Loving and devoted father of daughters; Stacey and Emilee His Girls" of Cambridge Beloved son of Mary and stepson of John Luna of Sheffield and Gord Small. Loving brother of Philip; sister, Nancy-Arsenault (Paul) and Johnny. Loving brother-in-law to many and will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother-in-law, Paul Hedderson. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral & Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge on Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow.

The Record 7 Mar 2007 pg B7 
Harry John Small
 
30320 Death of Councillor John Small

Passes Away Suddenly At His Home Here Shortly After Midnight Last Night

The news of the death of Mr. John Small, Town Councillor which took place suddenly at his home on Hampton Street, Elmira, shortly after midnight last night from pneumonia, came as a shock to his relatives and to his numerous friends here.

While Mr. Small has not been in the best of health for some years, not since an attack of the flu in 1918, yet he was able to conduct his work and fulfil his duties as a member of the Town Council and take an active interest in Church and in any matter that was of benefit to the town. On Tuesday he seemed to have taken a cold and that night pneumonia developed and notwithstanding that everything possible was done by his physician and nurses, he passed peacefully away at 12:15 this (Thursday) morning.

The late Mr. Small, who was in the 65th yearof his age, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Small. He was born on a farm in the Township of Wellesley, near Macton, on the town line between Waterloo and Wellington Counties. Here he resided until his marriage in 1907 to Susanna Adam, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Adam of the same neighborhoood. Mr. and Mrs. Small continued to reside at the Small homestead for several years and about twenty years ago came to Elmira. Mr. Small took up the occupation of builder and during the intervening years between his coming to Elmira and the present time he erected and disposed of quite a number of residences of the better class.

Eleven years ago Mr. Small was elected a member of the Elmira Town Council and has continued to be a member of the Board since that time. During the years of office as a member of the Council he was one of its most active members and his work in overseeing the street paving, the beautification of the cemetery and other permanent improvements throughout the town will remain as a memory to his services. He had been most consistent and painstaking in the discharge of his duties as a member of the Board of Works of the Town Council. Mr. Small has also been an Elder of Gale Presbyterian Church for many years besides being Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Management, and he will be greatly missed by the congregation, who came to depend upon him to look after much of the detail work of the Church Board.

The late Mr. Small leaves no family and besides his widow, who has the sincere sympahy of the community in her sorrow, there are three sisters and two brothers left to mourn his demise. The sisters and brothers are as follows: Mrs. J. McLaughlin of Palmerston; James Fannie, Elizabeth A. (Mrs. J. McMillan) and Grace, all of Galt and David of Marden. A sister, Catherine of Virden, Man., predeceased him about ten years ago.

The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from his late residence at 30 Hampton Street where the funeral service will be conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Mayson H. Sewell, B.D. Internment will be in the Elmira cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 2 Apr 1931 
John Small
 
30321 SMALLWOOD, Stanley Gordon (Stan)

Passed away peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday, March 24, 1999, Stan Smallwood, in his 89th year. Stan was an honourary member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Enginers (IEEE). In 1945 he was the founder and president of Radio Coil Winding Specialities and later changed the name to S.G. Smallwood Ltd. He was currently chairman of S.G. Smallwood Inc. This was Stan's life-time work and hobby. Beloved husband of Emily for 62 years: dear father of Gordon Smallwood and his wife Mary Ann of Kitchener and Karen Krolouski (Smallwood) of Brantford: dear grandfather of Chad and Amanda Kroulouski, Arlan and Braelyn Smallwood. He was predeceased by his parents, Horace and Ivy Smallwood; two s isters, Evelyn Snowden and Neva Evans. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, at I p.m. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge after the reception.

The Record 25 Mar 1999 pg B4 
Gordon Stanley "Stan" Smallwood
 
30322 Residence was unknown, but at the time of the census was staying at the home of John and Betsey Woolcott in Waterloo Township George Smeler
 
30323 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Mark Smich
 
30324 1871 - Adam Smith was staying with John Vogel. Adam Smith
 
30325 Died, In Township of Blenheim, this (Monday) morning, at a quarter past 6 o'clock, Agnes Smith, Relict of the late John D. Wallace, Aged 68 Years. Funeral. On Wednesday afternoon, 21st August, at Two o'clock, from the Residence of her Son-in-law, Ephraim Dance, Lot No. 3, Concession 8, to Knox Church Burying Ground, Ayr. Blenheim, August 19th, 1878.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Agnes Smith
 
30326 "SCHMITTY" IN TROUBLE.

Albert Smith, a young Berlin musician who is well known in Wellesley, having come here several times with concert companies, has been getting into a peck of trouble over an imprudent matrumonial venture lately. The Berlin News-Record says: - Albert Smith who has married in Galt about a fortnight ago to Mrs. Powley Queen St, Berlin, was arrested, along with is bride, in Galt. They were held on a charge of alleged bigamy and brought to Berlin for trial. William Powley, the elder, and the first husband of the woman under arrest, reached Berlin on Friday, from the Southern States, where he and his son Benjamin have been during the summer and fall. The party reached Berlin safely and were in the hallway leading to the council chamber when Smith saw a chance to escape, suddenly wheeled round, bolted through the open door and cleared the steps at a bound. He was fleet as a hare, and though some chase was given, he succeeded in eluding his pursuers. He carried with him a pair of hand-cuffs. Powley gave bonds for his wife's appearance on Thursday. Smith is not yet caught.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf Journal, Jan 17, 1901

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Albert Smith
 
30327 Alexander supposedly married Louisa Crosby Morse 26 Sep 1830 in Winterbourne, proof needed. Alexander F. Smith
 
30328 Smith, Alfred M., son of William T. and Margaret (Schott) Smith, was born at Woodstock, Ont., June 9, 1910; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 13, 1964; aged 54 y. 5 m. 4 d. On Aug. 22, 1936, he was married to Esther H. Derstine, who survives. Also surviving are one son Robert T., one brother (Stanley), and one sister (Eva-Mrs. Stanley Good). Two brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, and for 27 years a salesman for Burn Meat Packing Co. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bachtel Funeral Home, conducted b y C. F. Derstine and Robert N. Johnson; interment in Woodlawn [Woodland] Cemetery.1a

1a\bGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 47 - December 8, 1964 - pp 1054, 1055 
Alfred M. Smith
 
30329 Mrs. Alice Mank - Mrs. Alice Mank, age 60, widow of Christian Mank, 31 Erb street west, Waterloo, died at the K-W yesterday morning. Deceased was born in England and came to Canada 55 years ago. Prior to corning to Waterloo 20 years ago, Mrs. Mank lived on a farm near Millbank. Her husband was fatally injured in an accident at the Woeller factory ten years ago. Mrs. Mank attended the Christian Science church. Surviving are two sons, Charles of Waterloo and Kingsley W., of Kitchener. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon at Letter-Dreisinger Funeral Home, Waterloo, at 2:30 o'clock with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. Remains will rest at the residence until 10 a.m. on Tuesday when they will be removed to the funeral home.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Alice Smith
 
30330 SMITH, Allan H. S.

Of 18 Grand Hill Drive, Kitchener, suddenly at Lake Louise, Alta., on July 15, in his 60th year, Allan H. Smith, beloved husband of Jean Bernhardt; dear father of Douglas and Richard, both of Kitchener; loving son of Violet (Mrs. Matthew Smith) of Preston; dear brother of Howard Schlueter Smith of Preston and Marion (Mrs. Len Brighty) of London. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston Cambridge, from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, until noon, Monday, July 29, then to St. John's Anglican Church, Preston, for funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Jul 1974 pg 23 
Allan H. S. Smith
 
30331 Just days after World War One was declared, three young Berlin men (Fred Bolton, Alan Smith and John Ferguson) toppled the bust of Kaiser Wilhelm I from the Friedensfest Denkmal (Peace Memorial) in Victoria Park and dumped it into the lake. It was recovered the next morning by three teens (brothers Clayton and Gordon Maier & Otto Knechtel) and given to the Concordia Society for safekeeping in its closed meeting hall.

Kitchener100.ca (2012) 
Allen Smith
 
30332 Almon after the death of his mother was raised for a time by his uncle Alpheus and was living with him and his wife in 1852. Almon Smith
 
30333 High up on the hill, on the east side of the road and north of Cox's Creek at Winterbourne, there is a log house on the same site as a former one. It was here, at the home of Alpheus Smith, that the prayer meeting was being held, on a Sunday evening, during which Alpheus Smith's father, the old captain fell to the floor unconscious and remained in that state until the following Sunday when he died. Alpheus Smith married Ann Weaver, from Ancaster, and it was their daughter Mary, or Polly, a life long resident of Winterbourne, who told me the story of Captain Smith, which she alone could tell, and that but three weeks before her death.1a

1aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Alpheus Smith
 
30334 Oesch, Mary Amanda Smith Oesch, daughter of Jacob P. And Frances Smith was born in Hamilton Co., O., Jan. 20, 1855; departed this life Sept. 12, 1931 at the home of her daughter in Kansas City, Mo.; aged 76 y. 7 m. 22 d. At the age of fourteen she moved with her parents to Missouri. When she was fifteen years old she was baptized and united with the A. M. Church in Hickory Co., Mo. On Feb. 15, 1872, she was married to John Oesch. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters, 5 sons, 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a stepmother, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and many other relatives and friends. Sister Oesch was a loving mother and a consistent, faithful member of the Sycamore Grove Church. For many years she was a teacher in the primary department of the Sunday school. She departed in peace with a living hope for the future. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Sycamore church by Bros. L. J. Miller, I. G. Hartzler, and S. S. Hershberger. Text, II Tim. 4: 6-8. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald Newspaper October 8, 1931 - Vol. XXIII, No.28 - page 622, 623, 624 
Amanda Smith
 
30335 1871 - Ann H. W. Smith is staying with John Moore. Ann H. W. Smith
 
30336 Inquest into Ashley Smith death resumes; coroner denies request to narrow scope of inquiry

TORONTO \emdash The long-delayed inquest into the prison death of a deeply troubled teenager finally appeared to be on track Tuesday amid unprecedented signs of co-operation by prison authorities and doctors who had been fighting tooth and nail to limit their exposure.....Smith, 19, of Moncton, N.B., died in her cell at the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener in October 2007 after wrapping a strip of cloth around her neck. Guards who were ordered not to intervene stood watch outside her cell.

Most of her final year was spent in segregation being shunted 17 times among nine different prisons in five provinces....This is the second inquest into Smith's death. The first collapsed last year amid legal wrangling and hostility when the presiding coroner, Dr. Bonita Porter, retired suddenly.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 13 Nov 2012 
Ashley Smith
 
30337 The 1901 Berlin Census clearly has Bertha's birth date as 15 Aug though the typed version has the 16 which is in error.

__________________

Mrs.Bertha Neeb, 70, of 120 Ontario St. South, died Sunday at K-W . Hospital after a lengthy illness. A daughter of Mrs. August Smith of Kitchener and the late Mr: Smith, she was born in Kitchener, Aug. 15, 1891 a life long Kitchener resident she was proprietor of the Neeb Plumbing and Heating Company. A member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, she was predeceased by her, husband, Henry E. Neeb Feb. 2, 1955. She is survived by one son, Milton of Kitchener; one brother, Charles Smith of Kitchener and grandchildren. The body if at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. F. W. Zincic. Burial will be in St.1 Peter's Lutheran Cemetery with temporary entombment Woodland Mausoleum. 
Bertha Smith
 
30338 http://row.minisisinc.com/page/detail/PUB_DESCRIPTION?REFD=CH%201/1/1 Carl William Smith
 
30339 Lived with John and Mary Batters Catharine Smith
 
30340 Charles M. B. Smith - Preston - A life-long resident of Preston, Charles M. B. Smith, 73, died today at St. Mary's Hospital. He had been ill since March. Mr. Smith was a blacksmith and built the shop he operated here. He attended Hagey Mennonite Church. His wife, the former Pearl Krease died in 1948. Surviving is one son, Howard, and one brother, Edward, of Preston. The body is at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Hagey Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Charles M. B. Smith
 
30341 Staying with Jacob & Mary Bowman. Christian Smith
 
30342 KINGSTON, Clara Margaret

Passed away peacefully at Golden Years Nursing Home, on Monday, July 2, 2012, at the age of 97. Predeceased by her husband John Elgin Kingston (2001). Loving mother to Patricia Kingston (Gilles Bedard) of Cambridge, Doug Kingston (Gail) of Cambridge, and Don Kingston (Cheryl) of Paris. Cherished nanny to Matt Bedard (Alicia), Kevin Kingston (Tara), Julie Miller (late husband Rob Miller), Tim Kingston (Debbie), Jason Kingston (Elise) and Sarah Warning Morrison (Bob). Remembered great-nanny of four. Clara will also be missed by her son-in-law Rob Warning of Nova Scotia. Predeceased by her daughter, Anne Kingston Warning, parents Annie Hatton and William Smith and her siblings. Clara was a member of St. Luke's Anglican Church. Family and friends may call on the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge (519-653-3251) for visitation on Thursday, July 5, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1485 Mary Ave., Cambridge, at 11 a.m. Burial to take place at Parklawn Cemetery, following the service.

Waterloo Region Record 5 Jul 2012 
Clara Margaret Smith
 
30343 Cushman Smith, born at the Conestogo on November 11th, 1800, was named after an Uncle of the same name at Lewiston, N. Y. Cushman Smith is the son of Captain Smith who married the girl that he had helped to care for when she was a baby. This was Mary Asia Wilbee, who was born on the Atlantic ocean on June 11th, 1821, when the Wilbee family were on their way to settle on the Pilkington estate. She remained at Captain Smith's until she was two years old, when, her father having married again, she went to the home he then had for her in the township of Pilkington. When she had grown to womanhood Mary Asia was for a time at the home of Alpheus Smith at Cox's Creek, and it was at his brother's home that Cushman Smith again met the girl who, it would seem, was destined to become his wife.

Cushman Smith was one of those pioneers who made a clearing on a farm built a house, began to have some comfort in his surroundings, then sold out to commence all over again the toilsome work on another bush farm. Half a dozen farms were mentioned that Cushman Smith lived on. The last one in this neighbourhood was that farm on the east side of the river road and just within the township of Pilkington. The remains of an orchard is all that marks the spot now.

Nowadays those who are looking for new farms to settle on go to New Ontario, or to the Great Canadian West, but when the Wellington, Grey and Bruce Railway had been built through to Lake Huron it was there, where the timber could be shipped by boat or railway that for men accustomed to bush life the prospects were brighter. Therefore, in the year 1874, although at the age of sixty-eight, Cushman Smith removed to a farm in the vicinity of Port Elgin, upon which some of his family still reside.

Long after he had left Pilkington, when old men who knew him were asked about him they would say, "no one hereabouts ever made better axe- handles than Cush. Smith; he could beat them all."

Cushman Smith died at the home of his son Henry, near Port Elgin, on September 28th, 1891, at the age of nearly eighty five years, while his wife died on March 23rd, 1899. In their family were: Edward, who taught school at West Montrose and died there on June 30th, 1878; Thomas also died at West Montrose, January 6th, 1872; Stephen died at Berlin on November 10th, 1905; Elizabeth went to Petoskey, Michigan; Henry and his sister, Amanda, are living on the farm near Port Elgin; Angus is at Leland, Idaho; Sarah lives on a farm near Southampton; Ira lives at Wolverine, Michigan; and Charlana died at Port Elgin, February 13th, 18911a

1aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Cushman "Cush" Smith
 
30344 Died In North Dumfries on Monday, Sept. 19th, 1904, at 11 o'clock, a.m., David Smith, aged 78 Years. The Funeral Will take place from the residence, of Mr. John Gemmel, Lot 30, Concession 8 , North Dumfries, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21st, 2.30 o'clock, to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
David Smith
 
30345 Smith & Hunter

Bakers and confectioners, North Water Street. This firm enjoys the confidence of the public, not only as citizens, but because of good bread. Mr. Smith is a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, bringing an experience of much value to the firm. Mr. Hunter is a native of Galt. They began business here in 1890, and to-day their trade and reputation is noteworthy. As citizens, like their bread, they are regarded as more than good. 
David Smith
 
30346 Mrs. Leo Hachey, the former Doris Ione Smith, passed away at Malden Park Continuing Care Centre, Windsor, on Thursday, Nov. 20th, 1997. Mrs. Hachey, who was in her 86th year, formerly resided in Ayr and Paris. A daughter of Matilda Kitchen and Edgar Smith, she was born in Markinch, Saskatchewan. Dear wife of the late Leo Hachey. Beloved mother of Mary Turner of Windsor, Richard of Dunnville, Ed and his wife Jean of Ayr, Emily Miller of Westlock, Alberta, Gerald of Cambridge and Linda and her husband Wayne Leach of Brantford. Loved grandmother of 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Ione Seaton of Cambridge. Funeral service was held Saturday at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, with Rev. Lynne Calhoun officiating. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 26 Nov 1997 pg 12 
Doris Smith
 
30347 SMITH HILBORN, Dorothy "Jean"

Passed away peacefully, at Golden Years Nursing Home Cambridge, Ontario on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at age 87. Beloved wife of Allan Hilborn. Loving mother of Judy Ball (Phil), Allan Hilborn, Douglas Hilborn (Virginia) and Andrew Hilborn (Rhonda). Special Aunt of Elizabeth Lapsley (Karen). The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 3J8 (519) 653-3251 on Friday, July 3, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario.

Cambridge Times 30 Jun 2015 
Dorothy "Jean" Smith
 
30348 Dorothy and Harold had Betty Ann, June Marie and Patricia G. Dorothy Margaret Susan Smith
 
30349 Edgar N. Smith Passes

The death occurred early Tuesday in South Waterloo Memorial Hospital of Edgar N. Smith, 74, of Hespeler, a former resident of this village. He was ill for some time but was taken to hospital only on Monday. Mr. Smith, who was born near St. George, came to Ayr from south Saskatchewan some 15 years ago, and lived here until removing to Hespeler to reside with his daughter little more than a year ago. While his health permitted Mr. Smith was an industrial worker. He was a member of Knox United Church while in Ayr and took an active part in church activities. He was also associated with the Upper Canada Bible Society. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leo Hachey (Doris) of Ayr and Mrs. Bruce Seaton (Ione) of Hespeler; two sisters, Miss Emily Smith of Dundas and Mrs. Florence Bean of Simcoe; four brothers, Chester of Hamilton, Percy of Toronto, and Stanley and Ashton in the United States. The Funeral The funeral will be held from the W. O. Ball Funeral Parlor on Thursday at 2.30 p.m., with interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News Mar 20 1958 pg 2 
Edgar Nixon Smith
 
30350 Cushman Smith died at the home of his son Henry, near Port Elgin, on September 28th, 1891, at the age of nearly eighty five years, while his wife died on March 23rd, 1899. In their family were: Edward, who taught school at West Montrose and died there on June 30th, 1878; Thomas also died at West Montrose, January 6th, 1872; Stephen died at Berlin on November 10th, 1905; Elizabeth went to Petoskey, Michigan; Henry and his sister, Amanda, are living on the farm near Port Elgin; Angus is at Leland, Idaho; Sarah lives on a farm near Southampton; Ira lives at Wolverine, Michigan; and Charlana died at Port Elgin, February 13th, 1891 .1a

1aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Edward Smith
 
30351 1871 - Elisheba Smith is staying with John M. Woodward. Elisheba Smith
 
30352 Lived with John Allchim and his wife Anne Smith. Eliza Smith
 
30353 1871 - Elizabeth Smith is staying with John Moore. Elizabeth Smith
 
30354 408. Died, In Ayr, on Tuesday, March 30th, 1886, at 4 A.M., Elizabeth Smith, Aged 84 Years. The Funeral will take place on Wednesday, March 31st, at half-past One o'clock, p.m., from the residence of Mr D. Goldie to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Ayr, March 30, 1886.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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Buried with Janet Doak who she lived with in 1861 along with David Goldie and family. 
Elizabeth Smith
 
30355 Elizabeth lived in 1881 with John Goldie Elizabeth Smith
 
30356 Living with David Goldie and Janet (Doak) Daoak in 1861. Elizabeth Smith
 
30357 The death occurred at Philipsburg on the 8th inst. of Mrs. Elizabeth Doering, relict of the late Adam Doering. She was 63 years of age.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, May 16, 1901

is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Elizabeth Smith
 
30358 SCHUT, Joyce (Joy)

Of 611 William St., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1987, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 59th year, Joy Smith. Beloved wife of the late Garrett Schut (1984). Dear mother of Kevin of Kitchener, Dan of Ottawa, Kathy (Mrs. Paul Elmont) of British Columbia, Marlene (Mrs. Frank Sharpe), Susan (Mrs. Howard Spurgeon) and Wendy, all of Cambridge; dear friend of Lucy Sopaz, Betty (Mrs. Brian Umbach) and Mrs. Pearl Middleton, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Dora Ellis of Cambridge and Mrs. Ivy Davis of Hamilton, N.Y. Mrs. Schut is predeceased by her first husband, Leonard Giles. She was born in Drayton and came to Cambridge, 27 years ago from Waterloo. She was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Preston Branch 126. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday), 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 19, 1987, at 11 a.m. Interment following in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Dec 1987 pg B11 
Evelyn Joyce "Joy" Smith
 
30359 Smith, Ewart Wesley - Peacefully, at Hanover Hospital, on Thursday, March 17, 1988, Ewart Smith, formerly of Lancaster Street and Bridge Street East, age 69 years. Mr. Smith formerly owned and operated both the Bridgeport Casino and Merion Sod Supply for many years before retirement. Beloved husband of Helen (White), loving father of Sally (Mrs. Robert Robson) of Cargill; dear brother of Florence (Mrs. Gordon Good) of Waterloo and Jean Lobsinger of Kitchener. Also sadly missed by his grandchildren, Stacey McCuaig, Robert Wesley, Christopher and Pamela Robson. Predeceased by his parents, Gilbert Smith and the former Luella Hallman and his brother, Bradford Russell Smith. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Friday (today) from 7-9 pm and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, on Sunday at 2 pm. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Ewart Wesley Smith
 
30360 :GOOD, Florence Lillian Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Beechwood Manor Retirement Home, Waterloo, at age 95. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Good; loved mother of Carolyn Roth (Freeman), Brenda Good Weber (Jim) and Clive (Elaine); loving grandmother of David Roth, Valerie Roth, Mark Weber, Linda Weber, Sara Weber, Craig Good and Lana Good, and nine great-grandchildren; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister, Jeanne Lobsinger, and brothers, Ewart and Brad (Russ) Smith. Friends are invited to share their memories of Florence with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 until 3:15 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Florence's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Allan Rudy-Froese officiating. Reception to follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Condolences for the family and donations to the C.N.I.B., Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Parkinson Society Canada may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 20 Dec 2010 
Florence Lillian Smith
 
30361 ALLARD, Mrs. Florence V.

Of the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Wednesday, September 28, 1977, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, in her 78th year, Florence Smith, beloved wife of the late John Allard and dear mother of Jim of Windsor, Jack of Waterloo, Mrs. Mary Jane Berard of Fort McMurray, Alta. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Allard was born in Preston and lived here all her life. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston), where the family will receive friends, Thursday afternoon and evening. Funeral service at the funeral home, Friday, September 30, at 2 p.m. Interment Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Sep 1977 pg 43 
Florence Victoria Smith
 
30362 SMITH, Frank A. Passed away on January 4, 2018 at the age of 91. He was a beloved husband of the late Lila R. (nee Flemming) Smith ( 2004)... now Mom and Dad can be together for all Eternity. All our Love to you both...forever and always xx oo Loving father of Deborah Kehl, Patti (John) Strik, Heather (Richard) Godfrey, Luana (Ron) Zaharchuk and Lane (Charlene) Smith. He will be fondly remembered by his 13 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Dibble and Bessie Smith and sister Myrna Graham, and his brothers Edson Smith and Arden Smith. He is fondly remembered by his brother Eldon Smith and sister Lillian Bertelli. Frank was a collector of all things. He loved to travel, with Mom as the navigator, and they enjoyed their time together with lots of adventures along the way. When they entertained at home it was BBQ time all the way with church friends, neighbors and family. Frank's family will receive relatives and friends from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 10 Lorraine Avenue Kitchener, ON. The funeral will start at 1:30 p.m. with the reception to follow. Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12 noon. A special Thank you to the staff at Forest Heights Long Term Care Home (Hewson Floor) for their compassionate care of our Dad. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation - Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Frank's memorial.

SMITH, Frank A. - www.therecord.com | TheRecord.com. (2018). Therecord.com. Retrieved 11 January 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/announcements-obituaries-memorials/obituaries-death-notices/8041105-smith-frank-a-/ 
Frank Smith
 
30363 Freeman married in Rockford, Kent, Michigan 24 Mar 1898 Freeman Smith
 
30364 George Smith

George Smith died at his home on Water street, in his 82nd year at 4.30 this morning after a lingering illness of over a year. The deceased had lived practically all his life in Preston. He was born in Rome, N.Y. but moved to Preston with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George Smith Sr., when very young. His parents lived in Preston before going to New York state. The late Mr. Smith remembered Preston when the prosperous town of today was a very small clearing in the wilderness and without any railroad connections to other parts of the district. He could quite readily remember the building of the two railroads that now serve Preston. The deceased lived a long and very eventful life. For several years he lived in Michigan but rcturned to Preston. The deceased conducted an undertaking, establishment here and also worked in local furniture factories. Besides his wife he leaves to mourn his loss, three sons, William, Charles and Edward, all of Preston, also one daughter, Hattie, at home. The funeral will he held at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon from his late residence and interment will take place in the Preston cemetery. The funeral will he private.

Kitchener Daily Record 24 Sep 1928 pg 3 
George Smith
 
30365 GEORGE H. SMITH 1927 - 2006 Passed away, peacefully, at Trinity Village Care Centre, on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at the age of 78 years. He leaves behind his loving daughter-in-law, Rosaria Polizzi of Morrisburg, ON, and his beloved granddaughter Ashleigh Smith of Surrey BC, and will be sadly missed by them. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Catherine (nee Millar) in 2002 and his parents, William and Elizabeth Smith (nee Butler). George was born in Toronto on August 1, 1927. He served in the Second World War, returned to Toronto and worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for 30 years. Cremation has taken place and a service of remembrance will be held at Trinity Village Care Centre, 2727 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Joan Lee officiating. A very sincere thank you is extended to all the very special caregivers who looked after George during his time at Trinity Village In memory of George, donations can be directed to the Canadian Diabetes Association and can be arranged by calling the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo ON, 519-745-8445. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445.1a

1aThe Record 13 Mar 2006 
George H. Smith
 
30366 Crosshill - The following clipping from the Plumas [Manitoba] paper, was written by Rev. Mr. Frizzle, of that place, and refers to a sister of Mrs. Wm. Hastings of Crosshill. Deceased lived in this township before the family moved west, and she will be remembered by many hereabouts.
"On Xmas. Morning Plumas and suburbs were greatly shocked by the news of the sad and sudden death of Mrs. Robt. Brown who retired Monday night in her usual health and was found dead in her bed in the morning. Our deceased sister was a woman of sterling character and her death at the comparatively early age of 57 years is a great loss to the community. She was most active in brain and hand. Her good management and competency as a housekeeper were always in evidence in the attractive appearance of her home. Her manner was unassuming and easy. Her disposition was amiable and pleasant. She would always rather suffer than complain. The large number at the funeral on Friday and at the Memorial Service in the church on Sunday evening, showed how she endeared herself to all who knew her. The service in the .house on Friday was conducted by Revs. Frizzle and Bell and in the Church by the former. As a Christian she was reserved but pious. Over twenty years ago she joined the Methodist church at Linwood, Ont. under the Pastorage of Rev. W. Laird. She leaves a sorrowing husband, seven sons and four daughters to mourn the loss of a dutiful wife and a fond mother. They may be assured of the public's deepest sympathy in their sudden affliction."
"On Sunday evening in the Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Frizzle preached a funeral sermon of the late Mrs. Robt. Brown taking for his subject "The Christian's Hope." Her large family of sons and daughters except Mrs. Williams of Portage, were present at the services. Deceased was a faithful member and an earnest worker of the church. No matter what was going on involving effort or sacrifice, her services were always willingly rendered. Mrs. Brown will be much missed as an earnest church worker in the community."1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, January 31, 1907 
Hannah Smith
 
30367 Died, In Galt, on Thursday afternoon, at a quarter past 5 o'clock, Hariet Adelaide, Beloved wife of John R. Cockburn, Aged 23 Years and 6 days. Funeral, To-morrow (Saturday), at 4 o'clock, p.m., from the residence of John Simpson, Shade St., to the Galt Cemetery. Galt, Dec. 20th, 1872.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Harriet Adelaide Smith
 
30368 Annie died of a fever in Shanghai while engaged in missionary work there. Henrietta Ann Smith
 
30369 Henry married Edna Earles Hallett (b. 1883) in Woodbridge and had two daughters \endash Vera Gladys and Katherine Isabella. He is buried in Christ Church (Anglican) in Woodbridge. Isabella married a Welsh fellow named Jack Powlesland \endash they had 4 kids \endash Joan, James, Anne & Bill. Vera married a pharmacist (who started the Conservation authority in Woodbridge after Hurricane Hazel) named P. Grant Henderson \endash they had one daughter \endash Susan. Joan married Roger Reid-Bicknell and they had 4 girls \endash Kathy, Susan, Jennifer and Sarah.1a

1aEmail Gretchen Harris 2013 
Henry Nicholaus Smith
 
30370 Henry Richard (Harry) Smith (September 11, 1873 \endash October 24, 1928) was a politician and physician in Alberta, Canada. He served on Edmonton City Council from 1912 until 1914 and as president of the Edmonton Conservative Association and the Alberta Medical Association.

Early life

Harry Smith was born September 11, 1873 in New Hamburg, Ontario. He was educated in Oxford County and at the Woodstock Collegiate Institute in Woodstock, Ontario, and studied medicine at Trinity University in Toronto, from which he graduated in 1899. He did post-graduate work in Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England, and was house surgeon at Toronto General Hospital upon his return.

In 1901, he moved west to Alberta and practiced medicine in Star for a year and a half before relocating again to Edmonton. There he specialized in surgery. In 1910 he was elected president of the Alberta Medical Association, and in 1912 was appointed to the board of directors of Alberta College.

In 1901, he married Martha Doyle, with whom he would have a daughter. Martha died in January 1901, and Smith married Mabel Rife, with whom he would have a son and a daughter.

Politics

Smith ran for the Edmonton public school board in the 1910 municipal election, but was defeated, finishing fourth of six candidates in an election in which the top three were elected. In 1912 he ran for and was elected as alderman on the Edmonton City Council, finishing first of seventeen candidates. He did not seek re-election at the conclusion of his two year term.1a

1aWikipedia 2013 
Dr. Henry Richard "Harry" Smith
 
30371 1871 - Isabella Smith is staying with Malcolm McLaren. Isabella Smith
 
30372 In Loving Memory Died In North Dumfries, on Sunday, Sept. 19th, 1926, at 10.45 a.m. Isabella Smith Widow of the late James Brown in her 71st year. The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, Lot 28, Con. 10, North Dumfries, on Wednesday, September 22, at 2 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation1

1Funeral Card 
Isabella Smith
 
30373 J. Albert Smith, a native of New Hamburg, received his public and secondary school education in Kitchener before joining Mutual Life Assurance Company and later Canada Cement Company Limited. He served Kitchener as alderman eight times and was mayor from 1935 to 1937. He was elected president of the Ontario Mayors' Association and was on the executive of the Dominion Mayors' Association. He was a member of the Kitchener Water Commission and the Public Utilities Commission. A past president of the Kitchener Horticultural Society and the developer of Rockway Gardens through his Work-for-Relief Plan, he was president of the Ontario Horticultural Association in 1931. He was elected to the provincial legislature in 1937 and was appointed commissioner of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. He received the King George Coronation Medal (1937), the OHA Silver Medal (1967) and the Kitchener Medal (1971).1a

1ahttp://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/region-hall-of-fame/ 
Mayor J. Albert Smith
 
30374 Years Served: 1927-34, 1935-37 (Mayor) Mayor J. Albert Smith
 
30375 "GEORGE SMITH, farmer, Brantford P.O., is a son of James Smith, who was one of three brothers, born near Edinburgh, Scotland. James was born about 1763, and was the only one to come to Canada. He was married to Patience Austin, of English birth, who died in Canada. James, while in his native country, was engaged in the nursery business, but in 1836 he, with wife and five children, settled in Brantford Township, where two years later death released him from his worldly cares, but she survived until 1854. Up to his death he had only started the nursery business, when his sons George and William took charge of it and conducted the business. They had been schooled to the business from early life. From the nursery of Smith's many of the old orchards now in the county were started."1a

1aHistory of Brant County, Warner and Beers, pg 599

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In Memory, James Smith, Late of the city of Aberdeen Scotland, who died June 12 - 1844 at the Brantford NURSERY, Aged 69 years2a

2aTombstone

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Memorial No. 511


A memorial to be Registered pursuant to the Statute of an Indenture of Bargain & Sale dated the Seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty five made between The Honorable William Allan of the City of Toronto in the Province of Upper Canada a member of the Legislative Council of said Province of the one part and James Smith late of the City of Aberdeen, Scotland now of the Township of Woolwich in the County of Halton in the District of Gore and Province aforesaid Gardener, Seedsman and Horticulturist of the other part, whereby the said William Allan for the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds lawful money did Grant bargain sell alien transfer Convey & Confirm unto the said James Smith his heirs and assigns all that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate in the Township of Woolwich aforesaid containing by admeasurement One hundred and Six acres be the same more or less being the Broken Lot number Four on the East side of the Grand River or Ouse which is butted and bounded or may be otherwise known as follows. That is to say Commencing at a stone boundary placed at the north east angle of Lands agreed to be sold to Luman Woodward thence North nine degrees forty five minutes East along the main road leading to Elora thirty chains and fifty links to the allowance for a road between Lots number four and three thence North eighty degrees fifteen minutes west thirty chains nineteen links more or less to said Grand River or Ouse with the Stream to the South West angle of the said Broken Lot, thence South Eighty degrees fifteen minutes East forty chains Sixty seven links more or less to the place of beginning. Together with all and singular the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging To Hold the same free from encumbrances unto and to the use of the said James Smith his heirs & assigns forever. Which indenture is witnessed by James Crooks of West Flamboro in the District of Gore Esquire and by Thomas Galt of the City of Toronto Gentleman and is hereby required to be Registered by the said William Allan the Grantor. Witness my hand and Seal the Seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord 1835.

Signed & Sealed in presence of /signed/ Jas. Crooks & Thomas Galt
/Signed/ W. Allan3a

3aLand Record (transcribed by Peter Smith ancestry.com 2012) 
James Smith
 
30376 ID: I2
Name: James Smith
Surname: Smith
Given Name: James
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1775 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: 12 Jun 1844 in Brantford, Ontario
Burial: Brantford, Ontario
_UID: 428CF5CFF279D51181030000F6B84859B6B9
Census: 1837 Woolwich Township, Ontario, Canada
Will: 13 May 1844 Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Probate: 4 Dec 1844 Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Occupation:
Note:

From Warner and Beers History of Brant County 1883 (p.599):
"GEORGE SMITH, farmer, Brantford P.O., is a son of James Smith, who was one of three brothers, born near Edinburgh, Scotland. James was born about 1763, and was the only one to come to Canada. He was married to Patience Austin, of English birth, who died in Canada. James, while in his native country, was engaged in the nursery business, but in 1836 he, with wife and five children, settled in Brantford Township, where two years later death released him from his worldly cares, but she survived until 1854. Up to his death he had only started the nursery business, when his sons George and William took charge of it and conducted the business. They had been schooled to the business from early life. From the nursery of Smith's many of the old orchards now in the county were started."

His gravestone has the inscription:
In Memory, James Smith, Late of the city of Aberdeen Scotland, who died June 12 - 1844 at the Brantford NURSERY, Aged 69 years

James Smith?s death was reported in the Aberdeen Journal:
Aberdeen Journal, 17 Jul 1844
Died.-At Newington, Near Brantford, Canada West, on the 12th June, Mr James Smith, late Seedsman in Aberdeen, in the sixty-ninth year of his age.

From the above, James Smith would have been born c.1775, so it is clear that both his birth (1763) and death (1838) years, as remembered by his son George in 1883, are incorrect.

The farm where James Smith died in 1844 was called Newington Farm, and Newington is a district of Edinburgh, which fits well with James' biography. On the assumption that James was born in the district of Newington (which appears to be in the parish of St. Cuthberts), and that James' father was named William (based on the fact that his first son was named William), I had a look in the IGI for James Smith, son of William, baptized at St. Cuthberts, born between 1760 and 1777 (batches C119869 and C119871). There were only two records found:

James Smith, bapt. 16 Nov 1775, son of William Smith and Maragret Reid (William Smith was however a baker, not a gardener)
James Smith, bapt. 2 Mar 1776, son of William Smith and Margaret Laing (born 24 Feb 1776)

O.P.R. Marriages Edinburgh
Sab: 30 Dec. 1770
William Smith Gardiner and Margaret Leing Daugh of the Deceasd. John Laing farmer in the parish of Ellon now both in Lady Yesters Kirk parish.

Register of Baptisms in 1776 (at St. Cuthbert's)
March 2nd
Smith
William Gardener at Causeway Side and Margaret Laing his spouse had a Son Born Saturday the 24th Ult. name James
Witt John Smith Wright at Canon Mills and Robert Cleghorn Inn Keeper Bristo Street

James married Patience Austin at the church of Marylebone in London in 1808. What James (or for that matter Patience) was doing in London at the time we can only guess, but one possibility that James had accompanied his employer (P Milne Esq.) to London and met Patience there (was she a servant)?

Life at Aberdeen 1809-1835
After they were married, James and Patience lived at Aberdeen until their departure for Canada at the end of March 1835. Six children were baptised there. On the baptism records of his first five children, i.e. between the years 1809 and 1818, James Smith is said to be ?Gardener to P. Milne Esq, Union Street, [Aberdeen]?. Who exactly P. Milne was, is not at this point known, but a good candidate is Patrick Milne Esq. of Crimonmogate, a wealthy businessman and politician, who died on 16 May 1820, i.e. about the time that James Smith started his own business. The book ?A General View of the Agriculture of Aberdeenshire,? by George Skene Keith, D.D, Aberdeen 1811, mentions on page 366 that ?Patrick Milne, Esq. Of Crimonmogate, one of the partners of two of the principal trading companies in Aberdeen, has a very excellent hot house within a hundred yards of Union Street.?

Patrick Milne was MP of Elgin Burghs (made up of the Burghs of Elgin (in Elginshire), Banff and Cullen (in Banffshire), and Inverurie, Kintore and Peterhead (in Aberdeenshire)) from 1812 to 1818.

We know that James Smith and family were living in the Aberdeen district of Gilcomston in 1815 when their third child James died (he died in May 1815 at age 2 years and six months), and as all of their children were baptised at the Gilcomston Parish Church (at that time part of the church parish of Old Machar), it seems likely that they lived in this district for several years. The Rev. Professor James Kidd (Professor of Oriental Languages in Marischal College) was minister of Golcomston Parish Church from 1801 until his death on 24 Dec 1834.

The baptism record of James? sixth child, James, in 1821, however describes his father James as ?Nurseryman, Frog Hall, Aberdeen,? i.e. it appears that sometime around 1819/20 James Smith started his own nursery business (Frog Hall was at that time on the outskirts of Aberdeen, somewhat to the north of the city centre). A postal directory from 1824/25 describes James as a nursery and seedsman at 2 St. Nicholas Street (located in the centre of Aberdeen, just to the north of Union Street) with his house at Froghall. James Smith and family lived at Froghall until their departure for Canada in March 1835.

Aberdeen Journal, 17 Mar 1824
THE ABERDEENSHRE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
AT a Meeting of a number of Practical Gardeners in and about Aberdeen, held on the 6th curt. For the purpose of forming themselves intro a Society, to be denominated the ABERDEENSHIRE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY,
Mr ALEX MATHESON, Nurseryman, being called to the CHAIR,
Produced a letter from the EARL of ABERDEEN, dated Argyle House, London, the 23rd of February last, wherein his Lordship has generously condescended to become Patron of the Society, and to give a liberal donation annually.
The Meeting impressed with a due sense of his Lordship?s generosity, proceeded to nominate interim Managers, when, after the Right Hon. the EARL of ABERDEEN, as Patron, the said Alexander Matheson was named President ; James Smith, Seedsman, George Stevenson, Gardener to Charles Bannerman, Esq. Of Crimonmogate, Vice Presidents ; James Walker, John Sangster, Seedsmen, Secretaries ; Thomas Milne. Nurseryman, Treasurer ; Alex. Diack, Nurseryman, Clerk ; Robert Fraser, Adam Rennie, Alex. Littlejohn, Wm. Chalmers, James Ferrier, Alex. Stewart, Counsellors ; Robert Smith, William Anderson, Stewards ; and Geo. Bothwell, Tyler.
The Meeting then adjourned to Saturday the 3rd of April, ands resolved that these proceedings be published in the Aberdeen Journal, intimating to such Noblemen and Gentlemen as intend to become members, that lists are left at the Journal Office, and with James Smith, Seedsman, St. Nicholas Street, Vice President ; James Walker, Seedsman, Broad Street ; and John Sangster, Seedsman, Skene Square, the Secretaries, where copies of the Regulations are also left.
It is intended that this Society be conducted on the same principles as the Caledonian Horticultural Society, Edinburgh.
ALEX MATHESON, P.
Aberdeen, March 8, 1824
The Committee have to acknowledge receipt of General Gordon?s Letter of the 11th. They are happy in his becoming a Member, and desire to thank the General for his munificent intentions towards the Society.

Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 2 March 1825
WANTED, AN APPRENTICE to a GARDENER, where he will have an opportunity of seeing the management of Hot-houses, with all the recent improvements in Gardening. For Sale, A few Bolls of GEORGIA SEED OATS ; Price 35s. per Boll. With some EARLY ANGUS ; Price 27s. per Boll.-POTATOES delivered in Aberdeen at 14s. per Boll. Apply to Mr. J. Smith, Seedsman, St. Nicholas Street.

The reference to experience with management of Hot-houses matches well with the comment above that James Smith?s possible employer, Patrick Milne, ?had an excellent hot house? on the grounds of his Union Street residence.

Aberdeen Journal, 2 May 1827
The First or Spring Competition of the Aberdeenshire Horticultural Society was held here yesterday, when the Society?s medals were awarded to---
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Mr James Smith, Nurseryman, for twelve Mushrooms, raised in the open ground.
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The collection of Auriculas and Polyanthus was much greater than could have been expected, after so backward a season ; and the tables were decorated with a variety of beautiful flowers not offered for competition.
The whole were viewed with much satisfaction, by a numerous assemblage of ladies and gentlemen. Mrs CROMBIE of Phesdo honoured the meeting, by delivering the Medals to the successful candidates ; and, we are happy to add, that on this occasion several new members were enrolled.

Aberdeen Journal, 11 Nov 1829
WANTS A SITUATION, AS GARDENER
A YOUNG MAN, without encumbrance, who has a perfect knowledge of his business in all its various branches, from many years experience in some of the first-rate Gardens, both in England and Scotland.
The most satisfactory references will be given by the family he is leaving, with whom he has lived several years.
Apply to James Smith, Nursery and Seedsman, No. 2, St. Nicholas Street, Aberdeen.

On their arrival at New York in 1835, James was listed as a seedsman and his sons William 24, George 22 and James 14, were listed as gardeners, i.e. it is quite likely that they worked for their father (as indicated in James? biography).

In a book called "The Village of Aberdeen, The Spital Lands" by Diane Morgan
"On 6 June 1812 the Aberdeen Journal was advertising 'to let lands of Froghall, Causewayend and a small enclosure at Sunnyside'. ... Wood's Plan of 1821 .. shows 'Nursery, Mr Smith' between the Froghall buildings and the Canal ...Then on 16 July 1834 there was advertised. "the farm of Froghall occupied by James Smith, seedsman to let from next Martinmas for twenty years. Nine acres of ground, two houses, barn, stable and byre. Seen by applying to Mr Smith at his shop at 74 Union Street."

In assessment rolls for Aberdeen for 1833/34, James Smith is listed as a tenant of a Union Street building owned by the 'Misses Ogilvie'. He is described as a seedsman and paid £20 per annum for the premises. He does not appear in the following year's list (1835/36).

In postal directories held at Central Library, Aberdeen the directory for 1824/25 lists a James Smith, nursery and seedsman at 2 St. Nicholas Street with his house at Froghall. In 1829/30 the information was largely the same except his house is listed as Froghall Cottage. In 1834/35 Smith is described as a seedsman and florist at 74 Union Street with a house and nursery at Froghall, Causewayend. Again he drops out of the directory in 1835/36.

Aberdeen Journal, 7 May 1834
JAMES SMITH, NURSERY & SEEDSMAN,
BEGS leave to intimate, that he has REMOVED from St. Nicholas Street to the shop, No 74, UNION STREET, first door west from St. Nicholas street, where he intends carrying on the SEED, NURSERY, and FLORIST Business, in all its departments.
J. S. takes this opportunity of returning his sincere thanks to his customers and friends, for the liberal support he has received from them, and begs to assure them that nothing shall be wanting on his part to merit their continued support.
J. S. would call the attention of his customers and friends to his present stock of TURNIP SEEDS, which he can with confidence recommend, he having selected them from the best growers in England and Scotland. A large assortment of Green-House Plants, including all the newest and finest varieties of Pelargonium, Fuchsia, Erica, Calceolaria, &c.
N. B.--Plants of his fine collection of Dahlia now ready for delivery.
74, Union Street, 6th May, 1834.

Aberdeen Journal - 16 July 1834 (repeated on 23 July 1834 and 3 Sep 1834)
SMALL FARM AND GARDEN GROUND,
NEAR ABERDEEN,
To be let, for Ten Years, from Martinmas next, THE FARM of FROGHALL, occupied by Mr Smith, Seedsman, lying close to the Gallowgatehead, by the Causewayend Road, consisting of about Nine Acres, partly laid out for Garden produce, and the whole in good heart, and in the best state of cultivation. There are two Dwelling Houses, besides Stables, Barn, and Byre attached, all nearly new and in good repair.
Apply to James Smith, the present Tenant in the Premises ; or at his shop, No 74, Union Street; or at Messrs. H. & C. Lumsden?s Office, Aberdeen
Aberdeen, July 15, 1834
Note Martinmas is 11 November.

One interpretation of the above two notices is that while in May 1834 James Smith appeared optimistic that a move of his shop to a new location (from 2 St. Nicholas street to 74 Union Street) would be beneficial for his business, it appears that by the middle of July he had decided to emigrate to Canada and had given notice he would be leaving the premises he leased for his nursery. Another possibility is that his lease may have been due for renewal in any case and that he decided at that time to move to Canada.
The building, 74 Union Street, where James Smith had his shop from May 1834 until March 1835, was torn down about 1928 at the time a new bank was built, which now stands a bit back from the north-west corner of Union Street and St. Nicolas Street.

Aberdeen Journal, 3 Sep 1834
ABERDEENSHIRE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
The Fifth Competition of this Society was held in the Hall of the Royal Hotel, on Wednesday, when the following Prizes were awarded:--
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For the Third Best 12 Georginas [Dahlias], to Wm. Smith, nurseryman, Froghall.
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After the exhibition, the Members of the Society dined together in the Hall of the Royal Hotel. Mr Forbes of Springhill in the chair ; and Mr Chalmers and Mr Chivas, croupiers. The party consisted of 60 to 70, including several strangers. The dinner was in Machray?s usual good style ; and the desert comprised a profusion of the choicest fruits-grapes, peaches, nectarines, apricots, apples and pears, plums of all sorts, melons, and every variety of gooseberry. The evening passed in great good humour ; and the party did not break up till an early hour on Thursday morning.

Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 28 January 1835
FOR NEW YORK,
WITH GOODS AND PASSENGERS,
THE ARKWRIGHT, JAMES BIRNIE, Commander, a regular trader, well known for quick passages, 7 feet high between decks, and with excellent accommodation for Cabin and Steerage Passengers.
This vessel is expected to arrive soon at Aberdeen, and will be dispatched for New York, about the 20th March.
THOs. BANNERMAN & CO.
Bannermill, Aberdeen, Jan. 20, 1835

SALE OF SEEDSMAN?S STOCK, &c.
On Tuesday the 3rd of February, there will be sold, by public roup, in that Shop, No. 74, Union Street, presently occupied by James Smith, Nursery and Seedsman,
THE STOCK belonging to him ; ?consisting of Turnip, Onion, Leek, Carrot, and a general Assortment of Garden Seeds ; Canary, Rape and Hemp Seed, and about 50 bushels of Pacey?s Perennial Rye Grass Seed, of very best quality. Spades, Shovels, Hoes, Rakes, Garden Shears, Trowels, Scythes, Scythe Stones and Strickles , Hyacinth Glasses, and a quantity of empty Sacks and Bags. Also, the SHOP FURNITURE, consisting of an excellent Counter, with Drawers, and Wainscot Top, ; a Writing Desk ; Shelving, with Presses below, fitted up in the best style for a Silk Mercer or Haberdasher ; four Nests of Drawers ; a standard Beam and Scales ; with other Shop Utensils. And the shop to be Let till Whitsunday. The Sale to commence at 11 o?clock forenoon.
JOHN SMITH, YOST.
JAMES SMITH being about to give up business, most respectfully offers his thanks to the Public and his Friends who have hitherto patronized him ; and requests that those who are Indebted to him will favour him with a settlement of their Accounts, as speedily as possible. He begs, at sametime, to intimate, that the Shop Articles are in the meantime selling off, by private bargain, until the day of roup, at very low prices ; and that the Nursery Stock at Froghall ? consisting of Forest Trees, Fruit Trees, Shrubs, &c. ? are also selling off, by private bargain, at reduced prices, until the second week of February, when what then remains will be exposed for sale, by public roup.
N.B. ? The SHOP to be let till Whitsunday.
(One concern.)

Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 4 February 1835
SALE OF NURSERY PLANTS, &c.
On Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 11th of February current, there will be Sold, by Public Roup, at Froghall,
THE whole NUSERY STOCK there, belonging to JAMES SMITH,?consisting of TRANSPLANTED and SEEDLING FOREST TREES viz. : Larch, Scotch Fir, Spruce, Oak, Beech, Ash, Elm, Maple, Chesnut, and other Hardwood?FRUIT TREES, viz. Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Nectarines, and Peaches?a great variety of fine AMERICAN PLANTS and SHRUBS, viz. : Rhododendrons, Portugal and Common Laurel, with a fine collection of Greenhouse Plants. Also the GARDEN IMPLEMENTS, consisting of Barrows, Spades, Rakes, and Hoes ; a Cart and Harness ; a Fanners and sundry other Tools ; a Two-Light Frame, and Hand-Glasses, with a quantity of Wooden Paling, Boxes, Casks, &c.
The Plants are all healthy and in the best condition for planting out.
The Sale to commence at 10 o?clock forenoon.
JOHN SMITH, Yost.
N.B. ? The above Stock is selling off by Private Bargain till the day of Roup, at very reduced prices.

Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 11 February 1835
SALE OF NURSERY STOCK.
The Sale of Mr JAMES SMITH?S NURSERY STOCK, at Froghall, having been necessarily postponed on account of the snow, will now take place on Tuesday the 17th, and Wednesday the 18th current, provided the snow be off the ground at that time ; and the whole must be sold off without reserve.
JOHN SMITH, Yost.
N.B.?The Stock will be selling by private bargain at very reduced prices till the days of roup.

Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 25 February 1835
NURSERY PLANTS FOR SALE.
The remainder of the STOCK of PLANTS, belonging to JAMES SMITH, Nurseryman, Froghall, is selling off, at very greatly reduced prices?consisting of Seedling Scotch Fir ; fine transplanted Ash ; Planes ; Oaks ; Spruce ; Thorns ; Maple ; Poplars ; Horse and Sweet Chesnut ; Turkey and Scarlet Oaks ; Apple and Pear Stocks ; and a great variety of Evergreen and American Shrubs ; Apple and Pear Trees ; very fine trained Peach, Nectarine, Plum, and Cherry Trees ; Gooseberry and Currant Bushes ; a great variety of Herbaceous Plants, Bulbous Roots, and a large collection of Green-House Plants, many of them new and rare ; Box Edgings ; early Seed Potatoes ; Cabbage Plants ; a quantity of Flower Pots, Garden Implements, &c. And as the whole must be sold off by the second week in March, those who intend planting this spring will find it their interest to apply early.
Orders addressed to the Shop, 74, Union Street, or the Nursery, Froghall.
19th February, 1835.

Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 11 March 1835
JAMES SMITH
Offers for Sale the remainder of his stock of NURSERY PLANTS, consisting of Ash, Oak, Beech, Plane, Maple, Horse and Sweet Chestnut, Hazel, Spruce &c and Seedling Scotch Fir @ 25s per 100,000 ; also Green-house Plants and Bulbous Roots, in great varieties ; Apple and Pear Trees ; Gooseberry and Currant Bushes ; Box Edging ; Cauliflower and Cabbage Plants ; and as the whole must be taken off the ground by the 20th March, they will be sold at very low prices.
James Smith at the same time requests that those indebted to him, will please settle their accounts on or before the 20th current ; and those to whom he is Indebted, are requested to give in their accounts without delay, in order that they may be settled, as it is absolutely necessary for him to have all his affairs wound up by the end of the month.

Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 18 March 1835
To-morrow
SALE OF
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE &C
On Thursday the 19th March current, there will be Sold, by Public Roup (Auction), in that House, Froghall Nursery, formerly occupied by JAMES SMITH Nursery and Seedsman,
THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE belonging to him, --consisting of a Set of Dining Tables ; Breakfast and Tea Tables ; a Sofa, in Haircloth ; 2 Chests of Drawers ; 2 Sets of Mahogany Chairs ; a Bedstead and Mattresses ; Grates, Fenders and Fireirons ; Carpets and Rugs ; China, Glass and Stoneware ; Kitchen Grate and Oven ; and a general assortment of Kitchen Furniture.
Also sundry Garden Tools ; an excellent Barn Fanners ; and a variety of valuable Green-house Plants, in Pots &c.
The sale to commence at 11 o?clock forenoon.
JOHN SMITH, Yost.
N. B.--The furniture at the Shop, No. 74, Union Street --consisting of Counters, Shelving, and Presses ; 4 Nests of Drawers ; a Desk ; and sundry other articles, to be Sold, by Private Bargain, on very moderate terms.
(One Concern)

Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 25 March 1835
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS AND PASSENGERS,
Per ARKWRIGHT,
F O R N E W Y O R K A N D S A V A N N A H.
THE ARKWRIGHT will be clear for Sea on FRIDAY the 27th, and will sail positively that day or the day after.
Apply to Captain BIRNIE ; or,
THOs. BANNERMAN & CO.
Aberdeen, March 20, 1835.

Aunt Irma gave me a small book of Psalms which has on the first page the dedication: "To James Smith from George Emslie, Aberdeen 27th March 1835" This must have been given to James Smith shortly before his departure to Canada.

Tony Johnston has a receipt for steerage passage issued to William Smith on 27 Mar 1835
"Aberdeen 27th March 1835. Received from Mr William Smith the sum of Four Pounds Ten Shillings Sterling for a Steerage Passage in the Arkwright to New York
£4s10 For Thos Bannerman & Co
Geo Irvine"

Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 1 April 1835
The Arkwright sailed on Monday afternoon for New York with 82 passengers. The day was particularly fine, and a great number of people had collected on the quay.

James and his family left the port of Aberdeen for Canada on the afternoon of Monday 30 March 1835 on the Arkwright, captain James Birnie. There were 82 passengers on board. The ship was built in 1830 and displaced 414 tons; overall dimensions were 7 3/12 x 29 x 113ft. After a voyage of one month and four days, they arrived at New York on 4 May 1835 where was recorded the arrival of the "British Ship Arkwright" displacement 411 tons, captain James Birnie. There were 82 passengers. Here is an extract from the passenger list:

Name Age Sex Occupation
James Smith 57 Male Seedsman
Mrs Smith 50 Female Spinster
Martha Smith 20 (actually 25) Female Spinster
Sarah Smith 16 Female Spinster
George Smith (*) 24 Male Gardener
Wm Smith (*) 22 Female (typo) Gardener
Jas Smith 14 Male Gardener

(*) William, age 24, should appear before George, age 22.

James Smith and family would most likely then have travelled from New York to Albany by steamboat on the Hudson River (154 miles - 1 day), and from there either by canal boat or stage coach passing through Utica and Syracuse to Oswego on Lake Ontario (211 miles), a total journey of about a week. There were regular lake steamers from Oswego calling at Kingston, Cobourg, Toronto (140 miles) and Niagara. As James Smith purchased land in Woolwich township from the Honourable William Allen of Toronto, and as settlers were strongly advised not to buy land sight unseen, he may have left his family at Toronto and gone first to inspect the land he eventually bought from Allen on 17 July. The trip from Toronto to Woolwich township may have been by lake steamer from Toronto to Hamilton (60 miles) and then stage coach from Hamilton via Galt or Preston to Winterbourne (where conditions were often terrible due to the primitive nature of the roads).


In the book "An Early History of Elora and Vicinity", by John Connon, he mentions a ship , the "Brilliant", which sailed from Aberdeen on 3 Apr 1835, with 108 passengers, and arrived at New York on 30 May 1835 (they left Aberdeen shortly after the Arkwright, but their trip lasted more than three weeks longer). On page 89 he continues "Landing at New York they came by the Hudson River and Eire Canal to Oswego, crossed the lake to Toronto and then to Hamilton. From this they came to Preston, then to Winterbourne, where they left some of their fellow travellers, among them being George Loggie and his wife, and Adam L. Argo who joined his brother James, who had proceeded him.
It was the 10th. of June ...",

In this case, by not stopping off at Toronto, the journey from New York to Winterbourne was made in about 10 days.

Also in Connon's book, he quotes at length from a narrative written by one of the founders of the Bon Accord settlement, George Elmslie (who may be related to the George Emslie who gave the book of Psalms to James Smith) it is mentioned on page 80 that "In the middle of July we heard of the arrival of Mr. Smith (seedsman) and family, and their settlement at Cox's Creek. Being known to several of our settlers, some of us determined to go and see them as well as other settlers in that neighbourhood. Being in want of some necessaries from Shoemaker's mill we drove down in our ox wagon there and visited our friends on our return, getting a good deal of interesting news of our friends in Aberdeenshire. Mr. Smith brought me the happy intelligence that my elder sister, Mrs. John Gibbon with her family, accompanied by my younger, would be with us sometime in September. We had no letter from them lately and letters at that time were from two to three months in reaching us. One I had took five months, having by some mistake gone round by Nova Scotia. That day was the 31st of July bright and warm, but the evening was unusually chilly. Next morning, the 1st of August, was a severe frost-the fields white with hoar frost all over - the ice nearly a quarter of an inch thick on the water-trough - potatoes, melons. tomatoes, everything was cut down ; and of course the late sown wheat, as ours was, shared the same fate. Mr. Smith was appalled : like ourselves not anticipating this he had sown some rare vegetables, and all were destroyed by this untimely frost. When we returned home I found that my worst fears regarding the frost were realized. The crops which but a few days before we left looking so rich and luxuriant were stricken down--the potatoes blackened, the wheat a sickly pale yellow, in a word our first crop was destroyed. I had often heard it objected to Nichol and the adjoining townships that they were so liable to frosts that there was no certainty of any crop coming to maturity ; and this mischance seemed to confirm the statement. I therefore took pains to ascertain whether the ravages of this frost were confined to the northern part of the Gore district. I found that its ravages were universal, extending over Lower as well as Upper Canada, respecting Niagara and Sandwich as little as Nichol and Woolwich ; destroying whatever was destructible in the New England States, and felt even to the Northern line of Virginia."

James Smith bought 106 acres of land (Broken Front Concession, lot 4) in Woolwich township (near the centre of the town of Winterbourne) on 17 July 1835 for 120 Pounds. He is described in the deed as "James Smith, late of the City of Aberdeen, now of the Township of Woolwich in the County of Halton ... Gardiner, Seedsman and Horticulturist" (note his daughter Martha's first husband Thomas Knight "an Emmigrant lately arrived from Scotland" bought 126 acres in Woolwich township on 30 June 1835 (located on the other side of the Elora road from James' property - did Thomas Knight arrive with them from Scotland?). Note: A Wm Knight, age 35, Farmer was on the same ship as James Smith and family - was he a brother of Thomas?

http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca (living here -> history)
Before the influx of European settlement, Woolwich Township was an area of Grand River land included within Block Three (86,078 acres) of the Six Nations grant. This grant had been donated by the British to the Six Nations in the late eighteenth century for their loyalty to the Crown in the American Revolutionary wars. On behalf of the Six Nations, Joseph Brant sold Block Three to William Wallace, a carpenter from Niagara, in 1798. Wallace subsequently sold portions of Block Three to a number of people including Robert Pilkington, who purchased 15,000 acres of the Block?s eastern front sometime before 1803.[7] This area became Pilkington Township of Wellington County. The remaining area of Block Three would become Woolwich Township. Although Wallace forfeited Block Three lands in 1806 for failing to honour his contract, Brant allowed him to retain 7,000 acres in the south-eastern corner of the Township. However, after siding with the Americans in the War of 1812, Wallace forfeited this portion of land as well. Subsequently, Wallace?s land had to be resold.

On 6 Nov 1821 the Commissioner of Forfeited Estates sold 7000 acres in Woolwich township which had belonged to William Wallace to William Crooks
On 7 Nov 1821 William Crooks sold 7048 acres to the Honourable William Allen

William Allen was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire c.1770, and was a businessman who rose to prominence during the war of 1812 as a major in the York militia. In 1818 he was part of the group which formed the Bank of Upper Canada and was its first president from 1822 to 1835. He also served as a director of the Canada Company, which was formed to develop and sell property within the province.

http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=37865
Allan?s own land speculations occupied a good deal of his time. The amount of land that he held at different times is impossible to estimate, but for some 60 years he was continuously involved in the land market, dealing in both wild land and areas which he hoped to develop. By 1829 he had held land in townships in almost every district of the province. An idea of the size of his holdings may be judged from the request he made to John George Howard* in 1841, noted in Howard?s diary, ?to get the List of 20 thousand acres of Land to sell for him.?

Memorial No. 511
A memorial to be Registered pursuant to the Statute of an Indenture of Bargain & Sale dated the Seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty five made between The Honorable William Allan of the City of Toronto in the Province of Upper Canada a member of the Legislative Council of said Province of the one part and James Smith late of the City of Aberdeen, Scotland now of the Township of Woolwich in the County of Halton in the District of Gore and Province aforesaid Gardener, Seedsman and Horticulturist of the other part, whereby the said William Allan for the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds lawful money did Grant bargain sell alien transfer Convey & Confirm unto the said James Smith his heirs and assigns all that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate in the Township of Woolwich aforesaid containing by admeasurement One hundred and Six acres be the same more or less being the Broken Lot number Four on the East side of the Grand River or Ouse which is butted and bounded or may be otherwise known as follows. That is to say Commencing at a stone boundary placed at the north east angle of Lands agreed to be sold to Luman Woodward thence North nine degrees forty five minutes East along the main road leading to Elora thirty chains and fifty links to the allowance for a road between Lots number four and three thence North eighty degrees fifteen minutes west thirty chains nineteen links more or less to said Grand River or Ouse with the Stream to the South West angle of the said Broken Lot, thence South Eighty degrees fifteen minutes East forty chains Sixty seven links more or less to the place of beginning. Together with all and singular the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging To Hold the same free from encumbrances unto and to the use of the said James Smith his heirs & assigns forever. Which indenture is witnessed by James Crooks of West Flamboro in the District of Gore Esquire and by Thomas Galt of the City of Toronto Gentleman and is hereby required to be Registered by the said William Allan the Grantor. Witness my hand and Seal the Seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord 1835.
Signed & Sealed in presence of /signed/ Jas. Crooks & Thomas Galt
/Signed/ W. Allan

James Smith of Woolwich Township purchased 100 acres of Crown Land (Concession II, lot 28, Brantford Township) and was awarded a patent for the property from the Lieutenant Governor dated 31st Oct 1836.

The 1837 census of Woolwich township (MS 700, Reel 5) lists a James Smith living in the 1st Concession together with a female over 16 and a male under 16. He has no land but he is shown as owning three horses and three cows - i.e. he must have been living in temporary accommodation with another family or at a hotel (or was carrying on a business?). The other children of James Smith and Patience most likely had gone ahead to Brantford to claim the land and to begin clearing it and building a house. The person on the list before James Smith is William Ruxton of Aberdeenshire, brother of Margaret Ruxton whose daughter Agnes Findlay married James? son George Smith in 1851. The name after that of James Smith is Thomas Knight, who married James?s daughter Martha about 1838.

As the 1838 census for Woolwich township no longer shows the name James Smith, he must have left Woolwich some time during 1837. As his property was not sold until 1847, someone was farming it during the years 1837-47. From the census and assessment lists for 1839-40 this clearly appears to be Thomas Knight, who married James' daughter Martha about 1838. It is even possible that the assessment list for 1837 might be in error and that Thomas Knight was farming the land belonging to James Smith as early as 1837, i.e. that his second property that year should be Lot No 4 on the Broken Front Concession and not Lot No 3, as the amount of land he was farming during the years 1837-38 is exactly the total of land owned by Thomas Knight and James Smith. The price William and Patience received in 1847 for James Smith's 106 acres was £625.

Why James Smith decided to leave Winterbourne and move further south to Brantford can only be guessed at. The north part of Brantford township, which was just then being opened up for settlement, offered good agricultural land at a good price (he paid £1 per acre for the two farms he bought). The town of Brantford itself, where settlement had begun earlier than in Woolwich township, offered a better market for the products of a nursery and had much better transportation links to other parts of the province (e.g. close to the Dundas highway). Some of the Woolwich township settlers, especially those who had recently arrived from Scotland and England, many of whom would have been new to the hardships of clearing virgin land and living in a wilderness area, i.e. who were often struggling for their existence, and were concerned with trying to pay off farm land bought on credit, would presumably been less interested in buying fruit trees or flowering shrubs than the more-established settlers in the Brantford area. In any case he clearly made a good decision, as Winterbourne has remained a backwater to this day, while the Brantford area quickly grew in size and importance.

Sales of indian land (from: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/3808/)
The Six Nations Reserve was granted to the survivors under Brant in 1784. The Haldimand Grant extended six miles either side of the Grand River from its source to its mouth at Lake Erie. In 1793 British Governor John Simcoe forced the surrender of some of the source lands. Between 1798 and 1834 Brant, as leader, sold more than 140,000 hectares of the grant to raise money for the welfare of the people. These lands include present day Brantford. Later, between 1834 and 1844, some monies from these sales were invested in the Grand River Navigation Company to open the river to a link with the Welland Canal, and later to the founding funds for McGill, the University of Toronto, and other capital investments.(Note: this was done without the approval of the Nations) The Six Nations Reserve took its present form of 20,000 hectares in 1847.

The Smith family establish the Brantford Nursery at their farm (Newington Farm) located at Concession II, lot 28. At some time during this period Martha married Thomas Knight of Woolwich township who died in 1840. In August 1840 James (and his son William) co-signed a bond (as part of the administration of Martha Knight's husband's estate) which stated that he "is worth five hundred pounds over and above what will pay all his debts."

In March 1841 James Smith purchased from Hugh Mulholland of Brantford township the right to buy a further 100 acres of Crown Land (Concession II, lot 23, Brantford Township) and was awarded a patent for this property from the Lieutenant Governor dated 30th July 1841. At some point William Smith moved to this property to claim the land and to begin clearing it and building a house.

James the youngest son of James and Parience died on 20 Apr 1841 and was buried at Grace Anglican church, Brantford.

James Smith appears in the 1842 census for Brant County as a land owner. The census only gives his name and the counts of others living with him by age group. These counts match with what we know of his family with the exception that neither Martha nor William are present and living with them is a young boy of age up to 16. All five persons in the household are shown as being born in Scotland and have been in Canada for 7 years.

In 1844 James Smith is in poor health. He makes his will on the 13th of May and died at the Brantford Nursery on the 12th of June 1844, aged 69 years.

Estate file of James Smith (Brantford Township was a part of Wentworth County in 1844):
From http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/interloan/c-rg22hn.htm:
NAME SMITH, James / COUNTY Wentworth / NO. 534 / YEAR 1844
Estate Files 507-545 / Year 1843-1844 / Microfilm Reference MS 638, Reel 8

James Smith made two purchases of Crown Land in Brant County:
1. On 31 Oct 1836, while still a resident of Woolwich Township, he was granted a Patent for land he had purchased, for £100, in Brantford Township: the north half (100 acres) of lot 28 on Concession II and where he established the Brantford Nursery. This farm was bequeathed in 1844 to his son George, who lived there until approximately 1885, when he retired and moved to Brantford. When George died in 1895, he bequeathed the farm to his wife Agnes. It was sold in 1916 and is now a part of the Northridge golf course.

2. On 30 Jul 1841, by then a resident of Brantford Township, James was granted a Patent for the north half (100 acres) of lot 23 on Concession II. This farm was taken over by his son William, who lived there until his death in 1881, when ownership of this farm (now 150 acres ) passed to his nephew James A. Smith, who sold the north 50 acres (above the Brantford Paris road) in 1917. After the deaths of James A. Smith and his wife Gertrude, the remaining roughly 100 acres were sold by her executors (Harold G. Smith and William Robbins) in 1932. The gravestone of James A. Smith, possibly moved here from lot 28, still stands on this property.

According to an inflation calculator, what James Smith paid for his two farms in Brantford township (each cost £100) would have been equal to 485 USD, and that, adjusted for inflation, is just under $8,000 today.

The 1861 census for the Brantford township farm of James Smith?s elder son William shows:
William A. Smith, Farmer, born Scotland, C. of S., 48, male, single
Petience Smith, born Scotland, C. of S., 76, female, widow
Sarah Smith, born Scotland, C. of S., 42, female, single

Who was P.Milne, Esq. Union Street, James Smith's employer from 1809 to c.1819?

One good candidate is Patrick Milne Esq. of Crimonmogate, a wealthy businessman and politician, who died on 16 May 1820, i.e. about the time that James Smith started his own business. The book ?A General View of the Agriculture of Aberdeenshire,? by George Skene Keith, D.D, Aberdeen 1811, mentions on page 366 that ?Patrick Milne, Esq. Of Crimonmogate, one of the partners of two of the principal trading companies in Aberdeen, has a very excellent hot house within a hundred yards of Union Street.?

http://www.cmg-events.co.uk/history.htm mentions that:
" Patrick Milne commissioned Archibald Simpson, the noted neo-Classical architect of Aberdeen, to design the House shortly before his death at the age of 65 in 1820, having prospered in numerous overseas enterprises in India, China and the West Indies. The House was completed five years later, in 1825, and a splendidly-proportioned Obelisk designed by Archibald Simpson was erected to the east of the House in memory of Patrick Milne."

The Gentleman's Magazine (1852) [Google Books] mentions in an obituary for John Smith Esq. Architect:
Aug. In his 72nd year, John Smith esq. architect, of Aberdeen.
Mr. Smith was born in that city in 1781. About the year 1805 he commenced business, when he gave proof of his skill by planning and executing the town residence of the late Peter Milne, of Crimonmogate, now the property of Sir Alexander Bannerman, Bart.

Finally an extract from the 1841 census for Aberdeen (not far from Golden Square):
Piece: SCT1841/168 Place: Old Machar -Aberdeenshire Enumeration District: 20
Civil Parish: Gilcomston Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 8 Page: 2
Address: Union Street
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
BANNERMAN Charles M 58 Independent Aberdeenshire
BANNERMAN Georgina F 40 Aberdeenshire
BANNERMAN Ann F 9 Aberdeenshire
HENTON (-) F 26 Governess England Forename not Enumerated.
SCOTT Jessie F 40 Female Servant Aberdeenshire
MCGREGOR Ann F 25 Female Servant Outside Census County (1841)
MOIR Jean F 24 Female Servant Aberdeenshire
CURTANCE William M 30 Male Servant England
MILNE Jonathan M 25 Male Servant Aberdeenshire
MURRAY Peter M 15 Male Servant Outside Census County (1841)

Another possibility:
From Scottish Wills web site:
Milne Peter 20/5/1819 shipmaster of the 'Charles Forbes' of Aberdeen Edinburgh Commissary Court
Milne Peter 10/5/1819 Shipmaster in Aberdeen, died at sea on voyage from Tobago to London Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories

From an e-mail from Jack Cook (2000-10-23):
By sheer chance, I was looking through the MIs.for St.Clements Kirkyard just off the east side of King Street, Aberdeen & came across the following.

' The stone was erected by Peter Milne, shipmaster, Aberdeen ( Then names of children / family, who died young.) spouse Christina Ross, d.22 Aug.1842 aged 69, then Peter Milne d. 12 Nov.1849 aged 78. Then later relatives '. Peter must have been born around 1770 / 1.
St CLEMENTS ABD (catalogue no: AA183)
Stone No: 201

MILNE, Margaret Ann 3 Jun 1807
MILNE, Robert Peter 26 Apr 1813
MILNE, James 22 Aug 1827
ROSS, Christian 22 Aug 1842
MILNE, John Skinner 5 Mar 1844
MILNE, Peter 12 Nov 1849
MILNE, Rebecca Elizabeth 28 Jun 1860
BURGESS, Charles M 15 Jan 1866
MILNE, Helen 1 Dec 1884

Next adjoining stone. ' The burial place of Alexander Hall, shipbuilder d. 2 Mar.1849 aged 89. His wife Elizabeth Cochar d.1860 aged 84 '. Alexander Hall's were & still are shipbuilders in Aberdeen, having in the old days built many of the famous clippers that went to India & the Far East.

The above two tombstones, are amonst the largest in the churchyard, which usually denotes important & rich people. As a shipowner, Peter Milne would have had an office in central Aberdeen, possibly Union Street. May be no connection with your Peter.

Change Date: 29 Mar 2010 at 16:57:52





Marriage 1 Patience Austin b: ABT 1785 in England

Married: 20 Nov 1808 in St. Marylebone, London, England
Note: Banns for their marriage were read on the 9th, 16th and 23rd Oct 1808.

Children

Has No Children Martha Smith b: 24 Aug 1809 in Aberdeen, Scotland c: 13 Sep 1809 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
Has No Children William Austin Smith b: 28 Feb 1811 in Aberdeen, Scotland c: 26 Mar 1811 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
Has No Children James Smith b: 5 Oct 1812 in Aberdeen, Scotland c: 7 Oct 1812 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
Has Children George Smith b: 28 Dec 1814 in Aberdeen c: 1 Jan 1815 in Old Machar, Aberdeen
Has No Children Sarah Smith c: 19 Jun 1818 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
Has No Children James Smith c: 16 Nov 1821 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland 
James Smith
 
30377 James immigrated to Galt with his parents and worked as a machinist, he lived on Glenmorris St. Galt, Ontario near his uncle John Cameron. James Smith
 
30378 1871 - James C. Smith in same household as James Sudden. James C. Smith
 
30379 James lived with his daughter Maria wife of James McLeod. James listed his parents' birthplace as Connecticut. James C. Smith
 
30380 Margaret F Rowan Birth Place: Pembroke, Ontario Age: 30 Father Name: William Rowan Mother Name: Mary J Lothin Rowan Spouse Name: James Herbert Smith Spouse's Age: 30 Spouse Birth Place: Wilmot Spouse Father Name: Wm Crowe Smith Spouse Mother Name:Henrietta E Mallett Smith Marriage Date:24 Dec 1906 James Herbert Smith
 
30381 Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church

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

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

The present Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church was built in 1869 (the cornerstone laying ceremony was on June 18, 1869) and opened for worship on September 11, 1870. The cornerstone was laid on May 25, 1908 for a large Sunday School addition which was completed in 1909. Fire on April 16, 1989 gutted the entire Christian Education/office wing and damaged the church itself; the reconstructed wing (within the original stone walls) and the repaired church were reopened on Sunday, April 7, 1991

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

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Smith, James K., M. A., Galt, Ontario, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on the 11th April, 1827. His father, Alexander Smith, was a successful and highly respected merchant, and burgess of Aberdeen, and his mother was Ann Johnston. There were four sons, all of whom entered the ministry of the Church of Scotland. John, after a brilliant course at college and in theology, died ere taking license. Another, William, after a distinguished course at college, was minister of a congregation in the Church of Scotland for several years in Blairgowrie, Scotland, where he was associated with the sainted R. M. McCheyne, of Dundee, and Dr. Macdonald, of Blairgowrie. Another, Alexander, is now occupying a mission field in Brandon Presbytery, North-West. The fourth is the subject of this sketch.

James K. Smith spent five years at the Grammar school in Aberdeen, the two last under the celebrated Latinist, Dr. Melvin. Thereafter he took the four years' course at Marischal College, Aberdeen, obtaining a scholarship of $45 (£9 stg.), at the entrance by competition, and taking the degree of A.M. at the close. He then pursued medical studies with the view of following that profession, but changing his mind, took a full theological course of three years at the Free Church Divinity Hall, Aberdeen, and one year at the New College, Edinburgh, under the celebrated divines, Drs. Thomas Chalmers, William Cunningham, and John Duncan. Thereafter he was licensed to preach the Gospel by the presbytery of Aberdeen. For three months he assisted the Rev. S. O. Dods, in Maybole, Ayrshire, and received a call to the Free East Church of Forfar, which he declined, as he desired to visit his friends in Canada.

In the fall of 1852 he received a call to the Free Church in Ramsay, Canada West, and was ordained to that charge in 1853. In 1856 he became pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Brockville, and remained there till 1865, when he succeeded Dr. Bayne, the father of the Free Church in Canada, and Dr. Thomson (who had returned to his former congregation in New York city), in the charge of Knox Church, Galt. In 1872 he became the first pastor of the newly-formed congregation of Fort Massey, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, one of the leading churches, if not the leading one, in the lower provinces. Being recalled to his former church in Galt, he became for the second time (a very unusual circumstance in pastorates) pastor of that church, which has at present the largest communion roll, very nearly 1000, in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. In all his charges, his ministry has been successful, but in Ramsay, and Knox Church, Galt, especially, his labours have been crowned with remarkable manifestations of divine power in those spiritual and lasting fruits which constitute a pastor's jury. During his pastorate in Brockville, he was clerk of the presbytery there, and held the position of superintendent of schools, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Lewis, now bishop of Kingston and Ottawa In Gait he has occupied for several years the position of chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Galt Collegiate Institute, one of the most celebrated educational institutions of the province.

At the time of the Fenian raid Mr. Smith was chosen chaplain of the Galt infantry company, and accompanied them to the camp at Thorold. For the benefit of his wife's health, the season of 1870-71 was spent in San Francisco, California, on which occasion Mr. Smith visited most of the remarkable places of interest in that state. While in San Francisco he supplied the pulpit of the First Presbyterian church of that city, one of the largest congregations in the state of California, and was invited to become its pastor. Since his return to Galt, he has received several invitations from churches in the cities of Canada and the United States, but has elected to remain with his people. On October 20th, 1857, he married Christina, fifth daughter of James Cumming, Esq., of Williamstown, Glengarry. The issue of this union is four children. The eldest son, James Cumming, who passed through University College and Knox College with honours, is now temporarily supplying the Presbyterian church at Newmarket, Ontario. The Rev. James K. Smith is a man of singular zeal ; he is untiring in his work, and one of the ablest preachers in the denomination. The record given speaks emphatically of the approval with which his ministrations have been met by the important congregations over which he has presided.

A cyclopaedia of Canadian biography; being chiefly men of the time. A collection of persons distinguished in professional and political life; leaders in the commerce and industry of Canada, and successful pioneers by Rose, Geo. Maclean (George Maclean), 1829-1898 
Rev. James K. Smith
 
30382 ADAM C. SMITH, farmer, Township of South Dumfries, was born in Brant County, 12th April, 1837. His father, James Y., was a native of New Hampshire, where he was born 16th February, 1790, and died 22nd February, 1867, and his mother, Mary (Clemons), was born 23rd March, 1797, and died 25th November, 1877. They were mairied in New York State, 24th March, 1816, and emigrated to Canada about the year 1825, settling in the County of Waterloo, Ontario, where they remained for about fifteen years, when they moved into Brant County, which they made their final home in Canada. Mr. James Y. Smith was a carder by trade, but commenced agricultural pursuits after settling in Brant County. Adam C, our subject, married, 8th February, 1869, Mary Sullivan, who was born in Toronto in 1850. She is a daughter of John and Mary Sullivan. To Mr. and Mrs. Smith, who are members of the Canada Methodist Church, have been bora three children\emdash Mary A., bom 18th November, 1870 ; Elvira M , born 20th July, 1872 ; and William S., born 18th March, 1874. Mr. Smith has been engaged in farming all his life, and is now residing with his family on the old home farm, consisting of 180 acres, situated two and a half miles from Paris, in the Township of South Dumfries, and has been very successful in bis vocation.1a

1aThe history of the county of Brant, Ontario: containing a history of the county: its township, cities, towns, schools, J. H. Beers & Co. Warner, Beers & Co. 
James Y. Smith
 
30383 Jane Smith was adopted by Francis Burnett and Elspeth. Jane Smith
 
30384 Lived with Thomas & Mary Blacklock. Jannet Smith
 
30385 The Petoskey Record - Wednesday, February 8, 1911 - Jasper Smith Passes Away After Long Suffering - For over four year Jasper F. Smith has been an almost constant sufferer and for many months was unable to lie down because of asthma, but never-the-less his death which occurred on Sunday shortly after noon came as a terrible shock to those near and dear to him. About a year ago Mr. Smith had one of his eyes badly hurt by a flying chip while he was chopping wood, and partial blindness was added to his other afflictions, so that while his wife, son and daughters grieve because of their own great loss, they can not but be thankful for the happy release of the patient sufferer. Mr. Smith was seventy-eight years old on January 25, and was born in Winterburn, Canada, and he was the last of a family of nine brothers and sisters. He and his good wife were the parents of five children, four daughters, Mrs. Jacob Kalbfleisch, of Levering; Mrs. Alice Ball, Onaway; Mrs. Edward Younglove, Detroit; and Mrs. Alba Woodward, Fairbanks, Washington, and one son., Professor Leslie Smith of the Agricultural College, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mr. Smith has lived in Petoskey about thirty-five years, and as long as his health permitted worked at his trade as a carpenter, many of the older houses in Petoskey having been built by him. He and his wife have been active consistent workers in the Methodist church for years endeavoring to live their Christian profession in their daily lives. The funeral service was private and was held yesterday from the home with Rev. Manning in charge. Mrs. Smith and the family have the lovingly sympathy of their many friends in their hour of loneliness.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Jasper F. Smith
 
30386 LOBSINGER, Jeanne M. - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jeanne Lobsinger, (nee Smith) at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, on December 31, 2007 at 80 years of age. Jeanne was born the youngest child of Luella (Hallman) and Gilbert Smith on June 18, 1927 in Kitchener, Ontario. She moved to British Columbia when she retired at age 60 from Sears Canada to be closer to her daughters, Janice Marshall (Lorne) and grandsons Bradley and Cameron and Gail Ginn (Tom) and granddaughter Laura. Her son Grant Lobsinger (Patty) and another granddaughter, Julie, live in Bright, Ontario. She is survived by her sister, Florence Lillian Good; sisters-in-law, Kay Lobsinger, Evelyn Lobsinger and Rita Barney. Aunt Jeanne is remembered with affection by many nieces and nephews. She will be missed but never forgotten by her family. She was predeceased by two brothers, Bradford Russell Smith and Ewart Wesley Smith. Jeanne enjoyed many interests throughout her life. Along with her sister, Florence Good, she was a community leader with the Ontario 4-H Club. She loved to sew her own clothes and to garden. She was continually surrounded by beautiful flowers that she enjoyed growing and arranging. Always a creative person, she took up painting after her retirement. Reading was a passion, as was her love for music. She loved to sing and had a beautiful voice which she was called upon to use on stage in a musical in her younger days. May she rest in peace in God's loving arms and once again be given the opportunity to raise her voice, in God's glory. Friends and relatives are invited to a Life Celebration and time of remembering on Sunday, January 27th at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, 57 Stirling Avenue N., Kit., in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 2:30 p.m. Donations can be made in her name to CNIB.1a

1aThe Record 12 Jan 2008
 
Jeanne M. Smith
 
30387 1871 - John Smith is in same household as Thomas Aikens. John Smith
 
30388 Built 1887-1890 by John Smith a builder its original use was a residence. It was a two story brick building by 1978 was converted to apartments and listed in fair condition. John Smith
 
30389 Built 1887-1890 by John Smith who was the builder. It is a two story brick building it was based on the Domestic Richardsonion elements on American Wood tradition and was the most popular style of the time in Kitchener. John Smith
 
30390 Built in 1887-1890 it was built by John Smith as a residence. A two story brick building, in 1978 was listed in fair condition and converted to apartments John Smith
 
30391 Death of an Old Settler - We have this week to record the death of John Smith, one of the earliest pioneers in this neighbourhood. The deceased was a native of Roxburghshire, Scotland, and emigrated with his family to this country fifty years ago, when Galt contained only a few houses and the surrounding neighbourhood was almost an unbroken wilderness. Deceased took up land on Sprague's Road, about three miles from Galt, where he was widely known as an industrious and very successful farmer, and much esteemed by all who knew him. He occupied the farm till about eight years ago, when he sold his property and removed to Galt, where he lived till the time of his death, which took place on Wednesday ? He had attained the ripe old age of 83 years.

Galt Reporter - Apr 18, 1879, pg 2 
John Smith
 
30392 He came into the institution from Woolwich. John Smith
 
30393 After the departure of Rev. Bayne, St. Andrew's was served by Revs. John Malcolm Smith (1848-1850), Hamilton Gibson (1850-1860), Robert Campbell (1862-1866), James B. Muir (1867-1874), and William Masson (from 1874 until his resignation in October 1879). Rev. Smith and Rev. Gibson also travelled to Woolwich once a month to preach to the congregation of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Winterbourne.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. John Malcolm Smith
 
30394 A-2-181 Joseph Smith The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Smith, late of the Township of Waterloo, labourer, who died on or about the fourteenth day of August 1865 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 Sourt a true copy of which said Last Will and Testament is hereunder written and that the administration of all and singular the personal estate and effects, rights and credits of the said deceased…was granted by the aforesaid court to Catharine Smith of the Township of Waterloo, widow, the sole Executrix named in the said Will…

I publish this to be my Last Will and Testament in the name of God amen. First, my desire is that all my just debts shal[sic] be paid. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Catharine Smith all my Real Estate that I am in Possession of at my death, to have to her own use forever.l I also give and bequeath all my personal property except Five Dollars to my wife Catharine Smith to have and hold to her own use or as much thered[sic] as will be left after my just debts are paid. I also give and bequeath to my daughter Catharine Smith five dollars wich she is to have six month after my decease. And I do hereby appoint and autherise my wife Catharine Smith to be Exatrix[sic] of this my Last Will and Testament, and do impower her to sell or dispose of my real estate and give and Exacute a deed of conveyance as I would do my self if she thinks fit so to do. I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. Dated this first day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witnessed by ?????? and Joseph ??
Will dated 1st December 1859
Proved 20th February 1863
Died 14th August 18621a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Joseph Smith
 
30395 Mrs. Alexander Scott

Mrs. Alexander Scott of RR 2, Drumbo, passed away at Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, August 12th, following a brief illness. She was in her 89th year. The former Laura Ada Smith she was born in Brussels, a daughter of the late John Smith and Jessie Lowe. As a child she moved with her family to the Canning area. In 1923 she married Alexander Scott and the couple farmed on the townline, RR 2, Drumbo all their lives. She was a member of Knox United Church, Ayr, and had formerly been active in many community organizations. Predeceased by her husband in 1980; also two sisters May Stevenson and Eva Wells and a brother Earl Smith. Surviving are two sons Don of Oakville and Bill of RR 2, Drumbo; a daughter Mrs. Fred (Muriel) Struckett of Grand Bend; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Resting at Wm. Kipp Funeral Home today (Wed.) where afternoon and evening visitation will be held. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 13 Aug 1986 pg 13 
Laura Ada Smith
 
30396 LEONARD STANLEY SMITH Aug. 17, 1891 Nov. 26, 1917
Sergeant, Canadian Army Dental Corps.
Son of the late David Smith; b. Galt; ed. Galt P.N. and c.1.; R. College Dental Surgeons 1912- 16, D.D.S.; C.O.T.C.
In October 1916 he enlisted in the Army Dental Corps, with the rank of Sergeant, and served first at liarriefield Camp and Kingston. Going overseas in November 1916. he served in hospitals at !Listings, Shorncliffe and Seaford. After a year's service in England he died from diphtheria at Warrington.

Honour Roll '96 "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.

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Smith, Stanley S. Sargeant. Belonged to the Canadian Army Dental Corps. Educated at Galt Collegiate Institute. Killed.

Kitchener Public Library '96 Soldier Information Card Collection '96 World War One 
Dr. Leonard Stanley Smith
 
30397 Lillian Croal, born in York, England, volunteered as a plotter for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, the female auxiliary of the Royal Air Force, during the Second World War. Croal immigrated to Canada as a war bride in 1946, settling in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Growing up during the Depression of the 1930s, Croal's motto became "waste not, want not", leading to her involvement in recycling. Croal, along with her husband Ken, were among the early environmental pioneers in the community, speaking to municipal committees and community groups about the merits of the three Rs - reduce, reuse and recycle.

Long before environmental issues were community issues, Croal tenaciously lobbied City and Regional government to start recycling programs. In 1974, Croal's submission to Kitchener City Council was referred to the City's Engineering Committee to investigate and begin implementing her ideas. In the early 1980s she was an integral part of a 10 person recycling team that piloted the blue box program in the city.

In 1983 in recognition of her efforts, Croal was selected to receive the first blue box when 34,000 boxes were distributed to homes across Kitchener. Subsequently Croal became the poster girl for recycling in Waterloo Region and Mississauga by appearing in media reports and promotional literature. Her early actions influenced Waterloo Region's decision to offer a blue box recycling program across the entire region.

Croal volunteered for many community organizations including: Cambridge Hospital Auxiliary, Consumers' Association, Regional Safety Council, Kitchener Beautification Committee, Local Architectural Advisory Committee, Rockway Seniors Advisory Committee and many more. In 1987, she was recognized with the Zonta Volunteer Award.

In 2003 Croal's pioneering efforts in recycling were recognized at an official ceremony at Region of Waterloo Council where she generously donated the first blue box back to the Region.

Past and Present Inductees. (2017). Waterlooregionmuseum.ca. Retrieved 26 June 2017, from http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/exhibits/past-and-present-inductees.aspx

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CROAL, Lillian Joan Lillian Joan Croal (nee Smith) passed away peacefully on November 17, 2014 at Stirling Heights Care Centre. She was predeceased by her husband Ken Croal, brother David Smith, sister Thelma Bartlett and is survived by sister Margaret Rodgers. Lillian will be fondly remembered by son David (Cliff), daughters Sandra (Bob Kennedy), Stephanie (James), grand- children Alexander (Laura), Sarah, Claire, great-grandchildren, Josie, Kade, and Ewan. Lillian also enjoyed the love of her extended family and friends here in Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Lillian came to Canada as a war bride after serving in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in WWII and settled with Ken in the KW area. In 1953 Lillian and Ken moved to Connecticut and spent seven years on the estate of Victor Borge only to return to this area in 1960. While raising her family she contributed to many volunteer groups and organizations. Lillian was recently honoured for these contributions with her induction into the Waterloo Regional Museum Hall of Fame for "Environmental Stewardship". The family would like to extend sincere thanks and appreciation for the loving care Lillian received both from Doon Village Retirement Home and Stirling Heights Care Centre. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519) 749-8467 for visitation on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers a donation in Lillian's memory can be made to the Kitchener Public Library. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Lillian's memorial.

Waterloo Regrion Record 19 Nov 2014 
Lillian Joan Smith
 
30398 MRS. LOUISE EVERS

PRESTON, June 3— Illness of a week's duration culminated in the death at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, at 8 o'clock last night of Louise Smith, wife of Louis Evers at the age of 59 years. She was taken to the hospital Friday morning. Born at Matlock, Derbyshire, England. Mrs. Evers came to Canada 37 years ago, directly to Preston, and has resided here since that time, forming a large circle of friends. She resided at 305 Guelph St. The deceased was a member of the Christian Science Church. Surviving is her husband; two daughters. Mrs. R. A. Paterson, Lindsay, Mrs. Arthur Burrell, Preston, two sons, Clifford Evers, US. Navy, Southwest Pacific, and Edward Evers of Guelph; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Ellis; and one brother, Albert Smith, both of England. Five grandchildren also survive. The remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Monday at 1:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 3 Jun 1944 pg 13 
Louise Smith
 
30399 GINGRICH, Eleanor - Entered into glory, peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side, on Sunday, June 17, 2007, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Cleason Gingrich. Loving mother of Rev. David and his wife Marg, and Rick and his wife Sue. Eleanor will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Greg, Carrie, Michelle, Melissa, Meghan and Holly and her 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters, Barbara Peddle and Shirley Smith and her brother, Ron Smith. Eleanor was a lifetime member of Calvary Pentecostal Assembly. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre , 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge (519-621-1650) today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted at Calvary Pentecostal Assembly, Cambridge on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. In memory of Eleanor, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or 100 Huntley Street.1a

1aThe Record 19 Jun 2008 
Lucy Eleanor Smith
 
30400 John W. Smith

John W. Smith, a well-known resident of Goderich, passed away at his home on East street on Tuesday evening, May 20th, in his seventy-third year. Mr. Smith has been in failing health for some time and for the last sixteen weeks he was confined to his bed. Deceased was born at Dungannon and when a young man moved to Goderich, where for about forty-two years conducted the well-known Smith bakery. He retired from active business 6 years ago, when his son, Mr. E. G. Smith, took over the business. Mr. Smith took an active interest in horse racing and was well known among the horsemen of the Province. He owned a number of race horses at one time, had acted as an old official at many race meets, and was one of the most active members of the Goderich Race Association. He was a member of the local Masonic, Orange and Oddfellows lodges. Surviving are his wife, three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Hilton Shuyler, of Kitchener; Mrs. F. Allen, Mrs. L. Maskell and Mr. E. G. Smith, of Goderich, and Mr. R. J. Smith, of Guelph. One son, Halliday, passed away in December last. Two sisters and two brothers survive, Miss E. Smith and Mrs. Chas. Kenyon, of Goderich, Mrs. Jos. Smith, of Cleveland, and Mr. Ezekial Smith of Marceline, Missouri. In religion the late Mr. Smith was a Presbyterian, being a member of Knox church. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon to Maitland cemetery.
The deceased was well-known in New Hamburg, being a frequent visitor to town while his daughter. Mrs. Hilton Shuyler resided here and also while attending the local horse races in years gone by in which kingly sport he took a great interest. His many friends in New Hamburg are sorry to learn of his
death.

New Hamburg Independent, May 30, 1930 
Lulu Boyne Smith
 
30401 Died, At Greenfield, on Thursday, 21st inst., at 10 o'clock, P.M., Margaret Smith, Wife of John Goldie, Aged 87 years. The Funeral Will take place on Monday, the 25th Inst., at 2 o'clock, P.M., from her late residence to the place of interment, Ayr Cemetery. Ayr, February 22nd, 1878.1a

1aFuneral Card 
Margaret Ballantyne Smith
 
30402 Margaret was involved in Missionary work in China when she was killed during the Boxer rebellion. A photograph exists of her dressed in Chinese clothing. Margaret Elizabeth Smith
 
30403 From: P.M.Smith@iaea.org

I recently received a photocopy of the estate file of the first husband of Martha SMITH, eldest daughter of my great great grandfather James Smith, who emigrated from Aberdeen to Canada in 1835 and first settled in Woolwich township. Martha's husband Thomas KNIGHT died presumably quite unexpected on 11 Aug 1840, and no will was found. As next of kin, Martha, assisted by her father and her brother William, signed a document which obliged them to pay to the then Lieutenant-Governor, Sir George Arthur, the amount of one thousand pounds, but that if a certain condition was met then the obligation was cancelled. My gggf and his son William also had to swear that they were both "worth five hundred pounds over and above what will pay all his debts" - i.e. this estate file is a family-history gem.
On top of the difficulty in reading the handwriting, and coping with the legalese, it appears that a whole sentence was left out of the document when it was being prepared, presumably by copying from a similar document, and this sentence is crucial to understanding what they were expected to do. I found the text of a very similar obligation (albeit from 1791) in the Internet and hope I have re-created the missing sentence correctly.
I have several questions as to such an obligation: I believe that if Martha made a full inventory of her late husbands assets, paid off his debts and collected in any money owing to him, presented this inventory to the Surrogate Court, which would then distribute the left-over assets according to English intestate laws from the era of Charles II and James II, then she (and her family) need not pay, but there are other interpretations, so I would welcome hearing how it really worked.
The amount of one thousand pounds appears to be very high - can I assume this was in some relation to the expected size of the estate? There is an inventory with the estate file but it appears to show that Thomas Knight had more debts than assets when he died.
Peter Smith Vienna, Austria
PS If anyone recognizes the name Thomas Knight of Woolwich township, I would appreciate knowing more about him. The estate file mentions it was believed he had no other next-of-kin in Upper Canada. I found his name in a set of census and assessment returns for Woolwich township for 1837-1840. His property was near the present village of Winterbourne.1a

1aBranch Notes Vol 28 No 4, Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society 2000 
Martha Smith
 
30404 Name: Martha Smith
Surname: Smith
Given Name: Martha
Sex: F
Birth: 24 Aug 1809 in Aberdeen, Scotland
Christening: 13 Sep 1809 Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
Death: 14 Dec 1884 in Brantford Township, Ontario of Congestion of Lungs
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario
_UID: 4E8CF5CFF279D51181030000F6B84859C279
Census: 1871 Brantford Township, Ontario
Note:

She arrived on the "British Ship Arkwright" at the port of New York on 4 May 1835, age 20 (was actually 25), Spinster, with her father James Smith 57, Seedsman, mother "Mrs Smith" 50, and four siblings.

Married Thomas Knight of Scotland who was also a resident of Woolwich township (who lived across the road from the family of James Smith).

Was the administrator of her first husband's estate which was settled in 1841 (her father and brother William between them had to post a bond of 1,000 pounds until it was legally settled). As there appeared to be no next-of-kin living in Upper Canada, she may have received from the estate about half that amount, i.e. 500 pounds. After paying off her husbands debts, she (her father?) may have received about half, i.e. 250 pounds.

Martha received from her father James (1844) the following bequests:
- the sum of eighty-seven pounds ten shillings currency.
- one of two town lots in the village of Brantford (the other given to Sarah).
Note no record has been found to date of the town lots mentioned in James' will.

Martha must have married James Randall of Brantford township some time between 1845 and May 1849. James' brother Ephraim and sister Mary Jane are said (in the 1901 census) to have emigrated to Canada in 1847, so if James came at the same time, then they must have married about 1848.

In Land Registry records for Lot 3, Crooks Tract (Concession 1) in Woolwich township there are two entries referring to Martha.
18 Nov 1839 Thomas Knight et ux (i.e. wife) sold 90 7/8 acres to George Mackie (Instrument No. 556)
22 May 1849 James Randall & Martha his wife formerly widow of Thomas Knight sold 40 acres (Instument No. 3098)

The 1861 census for Brantford township, Ontario (P.9) shows James Randal 44, born England and "Mrs" Randal, 50, born Scotland (who must be Martha Smith), both U.P., living in a house with one farm worker but no children.

Received the following bequests (1868) from her husband James Randall:
1st - I give and bequeath to my wife all the household goods chattels and furniture which shall at the time of my death be in or about my dwelling house of outbuildings or grounds thereof.
2nd - I bequeath to my wife the sum of Five Thousand Dollars to be paid to her as soon as the same can conveniently be paid to her after my death to be received by her in lieu of all Dower or claims to Dower she can or may have to or out of any lands or premises I may be possessed or entitled to at the time of my death and all claims for money received by me out of her late father's or former husband's estate and of all other monies received by me from any person or persons for her and in full satisfaction and discharge of the same and of all claim or claims thereto.

In 1871 living at Concession II, lot 23, Brantford township, Brant County, Ontario, a widow, age 60, with her brother William Smith 59, Gardener, (married) sister Sarah Woodyatt (should be Walkinshaw) 50 and Joseph White 17, who was her first cousin one time removed.

Received the following bequests from her brother William when he died in 1881:
First - I give and devise to my sister Martha Randall widow of James Randall deceased and to my sister Sarah the Dwelling House Garden orchard and Stable now occupied by me To Have and To Hold the same during the term of their natural lives and the life of the survivor of them as joint-tenants.
Second - I give and bequeath to my said sisters during their natural lives and the life of the survivor of them the horse harness and carriage with buffalo robes now used by me or which shall be at the time of my decease.


Twelfth - I will and direct that during the lifetime of my said sisters and the survivor of them or the Executor or Administrator of such survivor shall lease or rent to one or more tenant or tenants for a money rent or upon shares as may be deemed expedient the lands herein before mentioned (except that portion thereof devised as herein before mentioned to my said sisters) for such terms not exceeding five years on possession as may be thought best.
Twentieth - I further will and direct that my said sisters and the survivor of them shall have the right during their natural lives to cut and remove from the thirteen acres of wood land in the Tenth paragraph of this my will mentioned so much firewood as may be necessary from year to year for their own use.

The April 1881 census shows the widowed sisters Martha Randall 71 and Sarah Walkinshaw 62 living at Concession II, Lot 23, Brantford Township,with their nephew James A. 28, farmer, who had inherited the farm from his uncle William. Martha presumably lived there with her sister and nephew until her death in 1884.

Brantford Weekly Expositor, December 19, 1884, p.8
DIED
RANDELL -- On sunday the 14th inst. Mrs. James Randell, in the 75th year of her age.

Change Date: 23 Feb 2011 at 14:47:00 
Martha Smith
 
30405 Funeral Notice. Died, on Friday, 20th inst., at 2 o'clock A.M.., Mary Smith, Relict of the late Robert Morton aged 77 years. You are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral on Monday the 23rd inst., at 2 p.m., from her late residence to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Ayr, April 20th, 1883. Recorder Print, Ayr.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Mary Smith
 
30406 High up on the hill, on the east side of the road and north of Cox's Creek at Winterbourne, there is a log house on the same site as a former one. It was here, at the home of Alpheus Smith, that the prayer meeting was being held, on a Sunday evening, during which Alpheus Smith's father, the old captain fell to the floor unconscious and remained in that state until the following Sunday when he died. Alpheus Smith married Ann Weaver, from Ancaster, and it was their daughter Mary, or Polly, a life long resident of Winterbourne, who told me the story of Captain Smith, which she alone could tell, and that but three weeks before her death.1a

1aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Mary "Polly" Smith
 
30407 Mary Ann Smith possibly was married to William Buchan 1 Jan 1868 Wentworth Co. Mary Ann Smith
 
30408 Matthew Smith

PRESTON — Funeral service was conducted Sunday for Matthew Edward Smith, 1116 Duke St., Preston, at Park Lawn Memorial Chapel. Mr. Smith died Saturday at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt. He was 87. Rev. C. E. Ladds of St. John's Anglican Church officiated. Mr. Smith was born at Mount Forest and had resided in Preston more than 60 years. He was a carpenter by trade and was a member of St. John's Anglican Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Violet Schleuter; two sons, Allan of Kitchener and Howard of Preston; one daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Marian) Brighty, of London, Ont. and four grandchildren. Burial was in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Mar 1967 pg 21 
Matthew Edward Smith
 
30409 Event Description: Diarrhoea Melinda Smith
 
30410 Mortimer H. Smith

PRESTON— Mortimer H. Smith, 71, of 508 Queen St., Preston, died at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, early today. Mr. Smith was in ill health for two years and confined to hospital for 10 days. Born in Kentville, N.S., he came to Preston in 1920 from Sackville, N.B. He was employed at Clare Brothers, Ltd. He was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church and at one time was chairman of the board of management. Mr. Smith was past president of the Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club, a member of golf and curling clubs and at one time was associated with VON work. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, the former Nellie Ford Turner, two sons, David M. A. Smith of Toronto and Donald W. M. Smith of Illinois, two sisters and two brothers in Kentville and four grandchildren. His first wife, Elizabeth Ann Mackay, died in 1937. The body is at the H. K. Stager Funeral Home where the funeral will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Committal service will follow in Park Lawn Memorial Chapel.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Aug 1958 pg 5 
Mortimer Henry Smith
 
30411 NATHAN WILLIAM SMITH

PRESTON, Dec. 6— After an illness of seven years duration, Nathan William Smith, well-known Preston resident for 24 years, died at Hamilton on Sunday, in his 59th year. Mr. Smith was born in New Hamburg and came to Preston from Victoria, B.C. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. James Mills, Preston and Ruth Margaret Smith, Hamilton; one son, Cpl. Kenneth Smith, RCAF, overseas and one grand-daughter. The remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home where a private funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon, at 2:30 with interment in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 6 Dec 1943 pg 13 
Nathan William Smith
 
30412 SMITH, Neil Lawrason - In Loving memory of Neil Lawrason Smith, January 23, 1930 - April 30, 2006. Neil passed away peacefully, at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on April 30, 2006 with family at his side after a determined battle against cancer at the age of 76. Survived by his loving wife, Patricia of 24 years; two daughters and two sons, Barbara (Gord) of North Bay, Brenda of Oakville, Neil Jr. (Alison) of Oakville and Chad (Bluschenka) of Milton; six grandchildren, Neil Alan, Adelaide, Chris, Hailey, Matthew and Scott; brother, George Smith of Ayr. Predeceased by his parents, Earl and Margaret; sister, Anne Peters. Born January 23, 1930 in Paris, Ont., he attended Paris High School and received an honorary degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury. He moved to Sudbury, Ont. in the late 1950's to begin a long and distinguished career as an entrepreneur and business owner. He was the founder of Neil Smith Construction in the early 1960's and went on to found the Auburn Group of Companies which for over 35 years have provided a range of specialized industrial services and equipment for maintenance projects at metal smelters around the world. He lived a full and active life and was a long time skier and golf enthusiast. He served as President of the Idylwylde Golf Club in Sudbury, and was most recently a member of the Mississauga Golf and Country Club in Mississauga, Ont. and the Country Club of Florida in Boynton Beach, Florida. He scored his first and only hole-in-one at his former golf club the Pine Tree Golf Club in Boynton Beach, Florida. One of his loves was his Labrador and Golden Retrievers which were his close companions and were named Samantha, Tigger, Coco and Samantha(2). Visitation, will be held at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West (1 block East of Kerr Street) Oakville, on Thursday, May 4, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Walton Memorial United Church at 2489 Lakeshore Rd., West in Oakville, Ont. Following the service the family will receive friends at the Lighthouse Restaurant at 2340 Ontario St. in Oakville, from 2-4 p.m. Donations in his memory can be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.3 Neil Lawrason Smith
 
30413 Factory located was on 8 Spring St., St. Jacobs, Ontario the store at 1395 King St. N., St. Jacobs, Ontario Oscar John Smith
 
30414 Oscar Smith shoestore was located at 1395 King St., St. Jacobs, Ontario. At its height the factory made 1,500 shoes a day were made and sold to major stores in Canada. It closed in the 1950's. The factory was located at 8 Spring St., St. Jacobs and now [2013] contains "The Antique Market" Oscar John Smith
 
30415 Charles Smith 1854 who married Eliza Ann Rose also had a child Percy or Percival William Smith born in 1879 who married my great aunt Lillian May Jennings in Brampton Ontario in 1904. They had one child Lawrence Jennings Smith who was born in Milverton Ontario. Percy was a barber. Sadly he succumbed to TB in 1918.1a

1aEmail Mary Struther 2013 
Percy William Allan Smith
 
30416 LOSEY, Phyllis

Her Heavenly Creator called her to her resting place, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, May 8, 1985, of 778 Walter St., Cambridge, in her 74th year, Phyllis Smith. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Losey; dear mother of Howard of Port Dover, James of Cambridge, Doris Smith of Goderich, June (Mrs. Herman Lindekamp) of Vittoria, Ont. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Losey was born in England and a resident of Cambridge, for 43 years; a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home, Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 May 1985 pg D21 
Phyllis M. Smith
 
30417 1871 - Robert Smith is staying with Hugh Wallace. Robert Smith
 
30418 A-2-184 Robert Smith Letters of Guardianship. Whereas Margaret Smith of the Township of Woolwich, widow, by Petition to the said Court did set forth : That Robert Smith, late of the Township of Woolwich, Yeoman, died on or about the third day of September 1859 leaving William Smith, Robert Smith, Alexander Smith, John Smith, Catharine Smith, Margaret Smith, and James Smith, his natural and lawful children, the said William Smith being an infant of the age of fifteen years ; the said Robert Smith being an infant of the age of fourteen years ; the said Alexander Smith being an infant of the age of twelve years ; the said John Smith being an infant of the age of ten years the said Catharine Smith being an infant of the age of seven years ; the said Margaret Smith being an infant of the age of six years and the said James Smith being an infant of the age of four years and that all the said infants reside at the Township of Woolwich. That the said Robert Smith died intestate and without appointing any curator or Guardian of the said infants. That due notice has been given of the petitioners intention to apply to be appointed Guardian and that the petitioner is the mother of the said infants and prayed that she might be appointed Guardian of the said infants pursuant to the statute in that behalf and that letters of Guardianship might be granted to her by the said Court.

Be it known that on the twenty eighth day of February, 1863, the said Margaret Smith was sppointed guardian of them the said William Smith, Robert Smith, Alexander Smith, John Smith, Catharine Smith, Margaret Smith and James Smith and these letters of guardianship are accordingly granted by the said Court to the said Margaret Smith with power and authority to her to do all such acts matters and things as a Guardian may or ought to do under and by virtue of any act of the Parliament of Upper Canada or of this Province relating to minors and their property…

The Bond Know all men by these presents that we Margaret Smith of the Township of Woolwich, widow, James Dow of the same place, Yeoman and James Burnett of the same place Yeoman, are held and firmly bound unto William Smith, Robert Smith, Alexander Smith, Catharine Smith, Margaret Smith and James Smith, all of the Township of Woolwich, the infant children of Robert Smith late of the Township of Woolwich, Yeoman, deceased, in the following penal sums, that is to say the said Margaret Smith in the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars, the said James Dow in the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars, the said James Burnett in the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars, for which payment to be well and truly made unto the said William Smith, Robert Smith, Alexander Smith, Catharine Smith, Margaret Smith and James Smith, we bind ourselbes and each of us by himself our and every of our executors and administrators firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals dated this tenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1863. Whereas the said Margaret Smith being appointed Guardian of the said infants by the Surrogate Court, according to the statue in that behalf is required to give security to perform the said trust. Now the Condition of this obligation is such that the above bounden Margaret Smith, Guardian of the infant children of the said late Robert Smith shall faithfully perform the said trust and that the said Guardian or Executors or administrators will, when the said Wards respectively become of the full age of twenty one years or wheneber the said shall be determined if thereunto required by the Judge of the said Surrogate Court render to them said wards or their Executors or administrators a true and just account of all goods, monies, interests, rents, profits or property of such wards which shall have come into the hands of the said Margaret Smith and will thereupon without delay deliver and pay over to the said wards or to their Executors or administrators, the property of the sum or balance of money which may be in the hands of the said Guardian belonging to such wards deducting therfrom and retaining a reasonable sum for the expenses of the said Guardian then this obligation to be void or due to remain in full force and virtue.

Letters granted 28th February 1863
Died 3rd September 18591a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Robert Smith
 
30419 In Galt, on Sunday evening, 5th inst., at a quarter to 8 o'clock, Robert Muir, fourth son of Thomas Smith, aged 4 years and 1 month.

Galt Reporter - Mar 10, 1882, pg 8 
Robert Muir Smith
 
30420 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Rod Smith
 
30421 The funeral of Russel Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Smith, and brother to Mr. Alteman who was killed under distressing circumstances in the Northwest some days ago, took place from the residence of Mr. Alteman yesterday afternoon. Interment took place in Hawkesville cemetery. Deceased, who was only 18 years of age was engaged in ranching near to Medicine Hat, Alta., and while pursuing his duties was in some unaccountable manner thrown from his horse. When discovered he was unconscious and had evidently been lying in this condition for a considerable time. There were no eye witnesses of the sad occurence, and just how the accident happened will probably never be known. The remains arrived here on Tuesday. Much sympathy will be felt by the residents in the vicinity for the bereaved parents, especially in view of the condition of Mrs. Smith, who has been ill for some time at the residence of her daughter here.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, November 7, 1907

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Russel Smith
 
30422 McKENNA, Ruth

Passed away, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, after surviving cancer for 33 years, at her residence, in Cambridge. Ruth McKenna, 72 years of age, beloved wife of the late Doug. Dear mother of Debra (Bill) Duffield, Sandi (Abe) Zvaniga, Brian (Patricia) McKenna and Tracy (Bill) Davidson. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear daughter of Grace and the late William Smith, Special sister-in-law of Donna (King) McKenna. Dear sister of Ross (Betty) Smith, Bruce (Joan) Smith, Betty (Connie) Hawthorne, Mary Esther (Larry) Everett, Paul (Beth) Smith, Jack (Darlene) Smith and Dorothy-Ann Smith. Ruth's family will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., today (Thursday) at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge. A memorial service will be held at St. Clements Church on Friday morning, at 10 a.m.

The Record 18 Nov 2004 pg B4 
Ruth Smith
 
30423 Their first home was a little north of Winterbourne, now known as the Holmwood farm. Here the old Captain died. Later they moved to the vicinity of Mt. Forest. The daughters were: Priscilla, married to Williams Sexton.1a

1aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Samuel W. Or F. Smith
 
30424 Found Dead in Bed

Mrs. Sarah Hastings, widow of the late Wm. Hastings, was found dead in bed at her home in Kitchener on Friday morning. She retired in seemingly perfect health and when called in the morning did not respond. Upon entering her room it was discovered that she was dead. Mrs. Hastings was formerly Miss Sarah Smith, and was born at Uxbridge, Ont., and was in her 67th year. After her marriage she lived for many years at Crosshill, Ont., where her husband was an extensive farmer, being one of the famous Hastings Brothers, prize stock producers. Her husband died about 4 years ago.

New Hamburg Independent, November 19, 1920 
Sarah Smith
 
30425 Staying with Nathan & Jean Wright. Sidney Smith
 
30426 Captain Thomas SMITH (Thomas, Jonathan) was born 14 Nov 1765/1767 in Surrey, Vermont. He died 15 Apr 1850 in Woolwich Township, Waterloo Co., Ontario and was buried in Old Methodist Cemetery, Woolwich Township, Waterloo co., Ontario.

Thomas was one of the pioneers of Woolwich Township, arriving there about 1806 or 1807, with his wife and children. he is described as well built, stout, five feet ten inches tall, an interesting character who had had many wonderful experiences, and who like to tell stories. He was the first squatter on the Crooks estates. He had entered Ontario in 1798 and settled in Jerseyville.

The Smith family log house was located on the east side of the Grand River opposite the mouth of the Conestogo which here flows into the Grand from the west. The house was a half mile east of the town of Conestogo, and it stood less than a hundred feet from the present (1995) Stroh brick farm home. The pioneers hand-hewn log house (with fireplace) was built 28 feet long, 26 feet wide, and two stories high. The ceilings were 6 to 7 feet high, the kitchen was 12 by 24 feet with a large fireplace; a winding stairway led to the four rooms above. During the long winter evenings the warm cheery fireplace was the centre of family social life and comfort....

It was here near Conestogo that the Smith's fourth child - Priscilla - was born on 3 January 1808. She is reported as having the distinction of being the first white child to be born in Woolwich Township however, the records are in disagreement for it is also reported that a son - Cushman - was born at Conestogo on 11 November 1806.

Thomas Smith fought in the War of 1812. His horse shot out from underneath him, he also shot and afterwards mustered out as a Captain. Thomas Smith's injury as Lundy's Lane brought him an annual disability pension of 22 pounds 2 shillings, 8 pence and 1 farthing about $65 per year.

The Smiths turned their home open to travellers staying in the area. The family lost their title to the land and house due to irregularities in the land records and after thirty years, took up a new homestead 1/2 mile north of Winterbourne and was named "The Holmwood Farm". In 1835 Thomas Smith inaugurated a stage coach service from Winterbourne through Kitchener to Cambridge (Preston) which he operated until his death in 18501a

1a"Captain Thomas Smith (born 1767, died 1850) and descendants " by Raymond W. Kalbfleisch, Petoskey, Michigan, 1995. 174 pgs, illustrated, with index. Located at the Grace Schmidt Room, Kitchener Public Library, 929.2 Smith-K 1995

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THE STAGE COACH

In grandsire's day trade flowed southward to Preston and Dundas. Over muddy corduroy roads or through pitch-holes he rode to the poll or to court. For such errands there was not a public conveyance available until 1835. A Vermonter, Captain Thomas Smith of Winterbourne, then began a service to Preston, via Waterloo and Berlin. Other men followed his lead. The arrival of the stage-coach hastened the construction of a better highway. In 1837 the Dundas road was macadamized up to Preston, or possibly to Berlin. It was said of the coachman, "his only point of interest on the road is to save time and see whether the coach keeps the hour."

DAILY COACH

In 1848 the Deutsches Canadier carried Mr. Smith's advertisement, which reads,

Will go down every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and will return the day after: viz., every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Leaves home, Woolwich Post-Office (Winterbourne) always at 12 o'clock noon, the village of Waterloo at 2, and Berlin at 21/2 o'clock; and again, on the return, leaves Preston at 7 o'clock in the morning, Berlin at 9, and Waterloo at 91/2. The prices for carrying passengers, down or up, from Waterloo to Preston, 2 shillings and sixpence, and from Berlin 2 shillings York, and vice versa. He will arrive in Preston in time for the night coach to Hamilton, where travellers will find ample accommodation early in the morning for all parts of the world, and likewise find a coach ready to convey them farther westward. Thomas Smith


In 1845, as the appended notice shows, Captain Smith had met with opposition,

Mail Coach. A daily mail coach leaves the hotel of the under-signed (Preston) at 3 o'clock, p.m., for Berlin and Waterloo. Travellers are taken up and left off at suitable places. At five o'clock in the morning it leaves the hotel of W. Rebscher, Waterloo, calls at the hotels along the route and reaches Preston in time for the south-going mails. The coach is covered and rests on springs for the comfort of the passengers. George Roos, proprietor.

At cockcrow Waterloo passengers seated themselves in the coach, while the whip stored the mail-pouch and carpet bags in the boot. With a blare of his horn he was then off for Berlin, where he picked up additional mail and passengers. His next stop was at Jost Stengel's tavern, between Centreville and Freeport. The stage crossed over the Grand River at Freeport on a toll-bridge. The coach was taxed sixpence and every passenger a half-penny. Then it wheeled directly to Preston.2a

2a
A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 74-77

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Captain Thomas Smith was born in the state of Vermont in the year 1767. He was among those who came to Canada a few years before the close of the eighteenth century. Capt. Smith married Mary Weaver, whose parents had come, along with many others, from the State of New Jersey, and lived in a small place called Jerseyville, near Ancaster. They first lived in the township of Beverly ; moved to the township of Waterloo, and as early as 1807, were in the township of Woolwich. The site of Capt. Smith's house was on the east side of the Grand River and opposite the mouth of the Conestogo, which here flows into the Grand from the west. Mr. George Stroh has lived on this farm fur many years, and Capt. Smith's old house stood within a hundred feet of Mr Stroh's residence. The old house was well built of hewn logs, 26x28 feet, and was two stories high. The ceilings were 6 feet 7 inches high. The kitchen was 12x24, with a large fire place and just inside of the front door, in the corner between it and the fire-place, was a winding stair which led to the four rooms above. It was here, on January the third, 1808, that their daughter Priscilla was born. She was their fourth child, but the eldest daughter, and the first white child born in the township of Woolwich.

Capt. Smith was a Lieutenant in the Canadian Forces during the war of 1812. At the battle of Lundy's Lane a musket ball struck his knee and the same shot killed the horse upon which he rode. In an old newspaper published at St. David's in the year 1816, there is a list of those who were entitled to receive pensions because of injuries received during the war of 1812-14. In this list is the name of Lieut Thomas Smith, late of the 2nd York. He was wounded at Lundy's Lane on the 25th July, 1814, and was entitled to receive a pension from and after the 23rd November, 1813. The pension amounted to twenty two pounds, two shillings, eight pence, one farthing yearly.

Many of the settlers up the river were much indebted to Capt. Smith and his family for many kind services. His home was always open to them whenever they were led that way, and for years this was the only outlet. It was here that Roswell Matthews stopped on his way up the Grand River in the fall of 1817. Here he left his wife and younger children for three months, during the winter, while he and the older sons went on up the river to cut the first tree and build the first house in Elora.

High up on the hill, on the east side of the road and north of Cox's Creek at Winterbourne, there is a log house on the same site as a former one. It was here, at the home of Alpheus Smith, that the prayer meeting was being held, on a Sunday evening, during which Alpheus Smith's father, the old captain fell to the floor unconscious and remained in that state until the following Sunday when he died. Alpheus Smith married Ann Weaver, from Ancaster, and it was their daughter Mary, or Polly, a life long resident of Winterbourne, who told me the story of Captain Smith, which she alone could tell, and that but three weeks before her death


With that large hearted kindness so characteristic of Captain and Mrs. Smith, they, in 1832, adopted Catherine Kennedy, who, like Mary Asia Wilbee, had been left motherless when a child. Catherine Kennedy grew up with the younger ones in the family until she married the late William Stork and is at present living in Winterbourne.

Like many other pioneers, Capt. Smith had neglected to secure a proper title to his property and was ejected by the Hon. James Crooks' estate. He then took up another farm half a mile north of Winterbourne; made another move and tried hotel keeping on the roadside south of Winterbourne and, giving that up, he returned to the Holmwood farm. For many years he carried the mail from Preston. Capt. Smith was described as "stout, well built, about 5 ft. 10 in., limped from the wound in his knee, and was a great one to tell stories." Mrs. Smith died on November 5th, 1845, at the age of 67 years. In later years the Captain lived with his younger son. During a religious meeting which was being held in the house he fell from his chair, stricken with paralysis, and died a few days later, on the 15th of April, 1850, at the age of 82 years and 5 months. Both are interred in the Methodist Cemetery at Winterbourne. The sons were: Alpheus, who married Ann Weaver. Alexander, who married Louisa Moss. They lived at West Montrose and died in Michigan. Cushman, who married Mary Asia Wilbee. Thomas married Sarah Heartwell. Stephen married Betsy Smith. William and Peter died young. Samuel married Jane Hanna. Their first home was a little north of Winterbourne, now known as the Holmwood farm. Here the old Captain died. Later they moved to the vicinity of Mt. Forest. The daughters were: Priscilla, married to Williams Sexton. Azubah, married to Willard Clemons ; they lived at St. George. Mary, married to Emanuel Gaukel. Roxy, married to Milton Woodward, and Elisheba, unmarried.

Mary Smith, who died at Winterbourne in March, 1901, at the age of seventy-one years and six months, was a daughter of Alpheus Smith, and to her we are especially indebted for much of the family history here given.

When coming up the road, on the east side of the Grand river, past the village of Bloomingdale, we soon reach the townline between the townships of Waterloo and Woolwich. Here the road forks like the letter "Y." The left fork is the road past the old home of Captain Smith to the bridge which crosses the Grand river and thence on to the village of Conestogo. The right fork turns to the north, passing through the village of Winterbourne and on through the townships of Woolwich and Pilkington to Elora and Fergus. This is commonly called the "river road" because it follows the general course of the river.

At this corner, where the road divides, several of the earliest settlers made: their homes..3a

3aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Captain Thomas Smith
 
30427 Served in the Flank company of the 2nd York Militia Regiment under Captain Applegarth. Militia rolls names on him and petitions for compensation after the war listing their homes as being in Block 2 or Waterloo Captain Thomas Smith
 
30428 The Smith family log house was located on the east side of the Grand River opposite the mouth of the Conestogo which here flows into the Grand from the west. The house was a half mile east of the town of Conestogo, and it stood less than a hundred feet from the present (1995) Stroh brick farm home. The pioneers hand-hewn log house (with fireplace) was built 28 feet long, 26 feet wide, and two stories high. The ceilings were 6 to 7 feet high, the kitchen was 12 by 24 feet with a large fireplace; a winding stairway led to the four rooms above. During the long winter evenings the warm cheery fireplace was the centre of family social life and comfort....

The Smiths turned their home open to travellers staying in the area. The family lost their title to the land and house due to irregularities in the land records and after thirty years, took up a new homestead 1/2 mile north of Winterbourne and was named "The Holmwood Farm".1a

1a"Captain Thomas Smith (born 1767, died 1850) and descendants " by Raymond W. Kalbfleisch, Petoskey, Michigan, 1995. 174 pgs, illustrated, with index. Located at the Grace Schmidt Room, Kitchener Public Library, 929.2 Smith-K 1995 
Captain Thomas Smith
 
30429 Thomas Smith, a son of Capt. Smith, made a clearing on a farm west of the river road and opposite to the one that has long been known as the 'Millard farm. He sold his clearing to his brother-in-law, Emanuel Gaukel, and with his family, went to live in the township of Beverly.1a

1aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Thomas Smith
 
30430 Thomas Smith, died in Woolwich Twp., April 19, 1843; survived by his wife and 4 children.1a

1aThe Christian Guardian 10 May 1843, pg 115 
Thomas Smith
 
30431 AITKIN, Velma Jean, of Cambridge Country Manor, on Tuesday January 28th 1992 in her 83th [sic] year. Beloved wife of George Aitkin of Cambridge. Also survived by a brother Allen J. Smith and his wife Margaret and a sister Luella (Mrs. Jack Slee) both of Cambridge. Mrs. Aitkin was a life long resident of Cambridge and was a former employee of Waterloo Trust. At the request of the family their[sic] will be no visitation a Memorial Service will be held at the Corbett Funeral Home 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, on Friday, January 31st, 1992, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Elizabeth MacDonald officiating. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital or Cambridge Country Manor Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aCambridge Reporter 29 Jan 1992 
Velma Jean Smith
 
30432 CLAINE, Vera

Of 1230 Duke St., Cambridge (P), at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Friday. June 1, 1979, in her 77th year, Vera Smith. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Claine, dear mother of George Goddard of Sussex, N.B., Gerald Goddard of Cambridge, William Claine and Vera (Mrs. Leonard Beckett) of Cambridge. Mrs. Claine was born in Penobsquis, N.B., a resident of Cambridge since 1944. Mrs, Claine was predeceased by her first husband, Irvin Goddard in 1931 and her second husband Ernest Claine in 1947. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, for funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Jun 1979 pg 23 
Vera L. Smith
 
30433 Violet and Gordon has two daughters Sylvia and Sandy. Violet Grace Smith
 
30434 1871 - William Smith in same household as James Sudden. William Smith
 
30435 Lived with John Walker William Smith
 
30436 William Earl Smith Passes

William Earl Smith of Piper Street, Ayr passed away in St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Friday September 8th. He was in his 54th year, Born in Brussels. Mr. Smith moved to the Princeton area with his parents in 1904. After farming for several years in the Princeton area, he moved to Ayr in 1943. He was employed by Spring Valley Dairy and had an ice-cream route throughout the district. Mr. Smith was a member of Knox United Church, Ayr. Dearly beloved husband of Margaret Muma and dear father of Neil and George, both of Sudbury. Eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Dear brother of Mrs. Eva Wells and Mrs. Alex (Laura) Scott, both of the Paris district. Predeceased by daughter Mrs. J. L. (Anne) Peters and sister Mrs. Wesley (May) Stephenson. Funeral service was at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris on Monday. Rev. D. E. Willis of Ayr officiated. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gordon McRuer, Scott Wells, William Scott, Robert Kyle, Joseph and Larry Peters.

The Ayr News 13 Sep 1978 pg 11 
William Earl "Earl" Smith
 
30437 Former Ayrite Died in Brantford

The death occurred at his home in Brantford on Saturday, following a lingering illness, of William Howard Smith, in his 75th year.

The late Mr. Smith was well known in Ayr where he lived for a period of six or seven years preceding the first great war. While in this village, he managed the former McMillan chicken farm on the property now owned by Alex McLeod, Jr., and was also employed at the former electric light plant where the Ayr stepladder factory is now located.

He was married here 42 years ago to Jean Anderson, who survives him. There are no other survivors.

The funeral was held from Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon, with interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News Jun 30 1949 pg 19 
William Howard Smith
 
30438 William Smith

PRESTON, William Smith, 70, of 1225 Queen St., died early today, at his residence following a short illness. Mr. Smith was born at Campbellville, Ont. and had resided in Preston, for 53 years. He was a painter and decorator and had owned his own business for a number of years. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Myrtle Roesgen, four sons, Harold of Galt, Gordon of Hamilton, Kenneth and Donald, both of Preston; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Grace) Lund, of Galt and Mrs. Norman (Mary) McKenzie of Stoney Creek, one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Wright of Toronto and 13 grandchildren. The body is at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home, where the funeral will be conducted, Friday, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery. Rev. A. I. Waters of St. Paul's United Church, will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Jan 1960 pg 5 
William J. Smith
 
30439 SMITH, William Lawrence

Passed into the presence of the Lord, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 1981, of 550 Grand Valley Drive, Cambridge, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Enright. dear father of Robert, Edward, Donald, Jean (Mrs. Edmund Kennedy), Marlene (Mrs. William Milne) of Cambridge. Also survived by a brother, Kenneth of Plattsville and 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Smith was born in Plattsville and moved to Cambridge (P) in 1945, owned and operated the City Cab, for a number of years, later he was employed with the Preston Post Office. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, for funeral services, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Oct 1981 pg 47 
William Lawrence Smith
 
30440 WILLIAM M. B . SMITH

PRESTON, Nov. 1— A life-long resident of Preston, William M. Smith died suddenly of a heart attack at his home early this evening. He was 67 years of age. Mr. Smith was born in Preston and was a member of the Baptist church. He had been employed with the former E. B. Salyerds Company, as a machine hand for 23 years. Surviving are one son, Stanley, one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Blondell, a sister, Mrs. William Beckett and two brothers, Edward B. Smith and Charles M. B., all of Preston. The remains are at the H. K. Stager Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2.30. Interment will be made in the Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 4 Nov 1941 pg 15 
William M. B. Smith
 
30441 Smith, W. T., photographer; also general dealer in books, stationery and fancy goods. Was born in Scotland, 1831, and has been a resident here since 1852.

Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
William Thomas Smith
 
30442 Smith.-William Thomas Smith was born at Delhi, Ont., March 19, 1882; died at his home, Kitchener, Ont., March 23, 1947; aged 65 y. 4 d. His death was caused by dropsy. He was married to Margaret Schott, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Walter, Alfred, Charles, and Stanley), and one daughter (Mrs. Eva Good). He and his family entered the fellowship of the Mennonite Church after World War 1. Funeral services were held at Kitchener, March 26, in charge of C. F. Derstine.

Gospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 3 - April 15, 1947, page 62, 63 
William Thomas Smith
 
30443 The elementary school was named after Sydney A. Smithson who was a teacher and principal in Berlin (later Kitchener) during the period of 1911-1937. The school officially opened on November 20, 1954. Adinis Sydney Smithson
 
30444 SMITS, Lorelei Anne

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the age of 50. Beloved mother of Greg and Caressa Smits. Loving daughter of Donna Rene and John. Dear sister of Cheryl (Tom), Lenny (Steph), Johnny, and Alicia. Sadly missed by her niece and nephew Riley and Joshua, and her aunts, uncles and friends. Lorelei's family will receive relatives and friends at Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre , 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. "No matter what sort of difficulties, or how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster."- Dalai Lama As expressions of sympathy donations to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the funeral home at 519-743-8900 or condolences at: www.westmountfuneralchapel.com

Waterloo Region Record 27 Apr 2016 
Lorelei Anne Smits
 
30445 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Jake Smola
 
30446 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. John Smola
 
30447 Death of Charles Smuck - the community was sensibly shocked last Thursday afternoon on learning of the death of Mr. Chas. Smuck, which took place at his residence, the Commercial Hotel, at 8:30 pm, after a very short illness. The deceased came here from Alberta in July last to take charge of the business during the illness of his brother, the late Wm. Smuck. He had been in the west about a year and for some years previously had been in the drug business in Toronto, where he was married in 1908 to Miss May Prince, who survives. The deceased, who was in his 39th year, was born on the homestead in South Dumfries and was well known to a wide circle in this section.

The funeral on Saturday afternoon was attended by a large number of friends, interment being made in the Ayr Cemetery. The floral tributes were numerous. The services at both house and grave were conducted by Rev. Mr. James, pastor of the Methodist church. The pallbearers were Messrs. Robert Smuck, Geo. W. Cross, A. and J. Markle, W.H. Simnett and Chas. Prince. Among those from a distance who attended the obsequies were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Simnett, Chas. Thos. And Edward Prince and the Misses Annie and Minnie Glynn, Toronto; Mrs. H. Rau, New Hamburg; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ames, Mr. Jefferson, Alex Markle, Galt; Mr. and Mrs. L. Mans, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. F(?)es, Glenmorris, and Mrs. A. Markle and Mr. Wm. Markle, Drumbo.1a

1aAyr News Dec 14 1911 pg 6 
Charles J. Smuck
 
30448 The Passing of Walter Smuck

(From the Wetaskiwin, Alta., Free Press.) It is our sad duty this week to announce the death of Walter Smuck, who passed out of this life on Monday evening, January 23nd, at the age of 42 years. Deceased came to Wetaskiwin, in March, 1910, to take charge of the Driard Hotel, about that time he lost two little children, who were buried in Edmonton. During the last three months, two of Walter Smuck's brothers, of Ayr, Ont., viz. : Charlie and William, have preceded him across that great "divide." Deceased had only been ill for about nine or ten days, through Bright's disease and despite what loving hands could do, with the best of medical attendance and two trained nurses in waiting, death came as a relief to the sufferer on Monday evening, at a few minutes past seven. As a business man of our city, Walter Smuck was considered sterling. His genial and hospitable disposition won for him a host of friends, who mourn with the bereaved in this their sad hour of trouble. Robert Smuck and Mrs. C. Smuck of Ayr, Ont., arrived in the city two days before the death of their relative. The remains were taken to Edmonton for interment, on Tuesday afternoon. Walter Smock belonged to the Masonic fraternity, also was a member of the Oddfellows and the Commercial Travellers Association. Deceased leaves to mourn their loss, a sorrowing wife and one child.

The Ayr News 8 Feb 1912 pg 1 
Walter Ambrose Smuck
 
30449 George Smye

The death occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital, Brantford on Wednesday, May 14, 1997 of George William Smye of Ayr. He was in his 87th year. Born in Blenheim Township he was the son of Margaret Gemmell and George Smye. Mr. Smye who farmed west of Greenfield prior to retiring to Ayr, was a life long member of Knox United Church, Ayr. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Emily Wight; his daughter Margaret and her husband Herbert Thompson of Paris and his son Gordon and his wife Theressa of Rockwood; three grandchildren Tom, Jennifer and Jamie; and by his brother Lloyd and his wife Dorothy of Ayr. Funeral service was held at Knox United Church on Friday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Fred Hagle officiated. Interment was in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 21 May 1997 pg 15 
George William Smye
 
30450 The New Connexion Church on the north side of Dickson Street between Ainslie and North Water Streets is shown on Pollock's 1867 Map of Galt. The Minutes of the 46th Annual Conference of the Methodist New Connexion Church of Canada in May, 1874 recorded that the Galt Mission, with David Smyth of Galt as preacher, had 1 Chapel, 1 parsonage, a Sunday School, and a congregation of 160. In 1874 the New Connexion and Wesleyan Methodists joined to form the Methodist Church in Canada. The Galt Methodist New Connexion Church is reported to have been sold c.1880.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. David Smyth
 
30451 The 1901 Berlin Census transcriber lists the birth month for Edward as Mar. I see it as May. Edward Smyth
 
30452 1901 Berlin Census - It is possible that the "F" in Nora's name could be an "I". Nora Flemming Smyth
 
30453 ROBERT SMYTH.

Robert Smyth, well known in business circles in Berlin, associated with several important commercial concerns, was born on the 6th of July, 1851, in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, of which place his parents, William and Isabella (McPhillimy) Smith, were also natives. The father was a farmer by occupation and the son was reared to agricultural pursuits, while in the public schools of Tyrone he acquired his education. In 1871, at the age of twenty years, he went to the United States and in 1872 he came to Canada. After five years spent in Guelph as a clerk in a dry goods store he removed to Berlin on the 6th of January, 1876, and became manager for the firm of Hefferman Brothers. In December, 1877, he and his brother Edward bought out the business and have continued in this line to the present time. In 1902 Mr. Smyth assisted in organizing the Ontario Sugar Company of Berlin, has been a director since 1904, and in 1905 and again in 1906 was chosen vice-president. It is one of the largest beet sugar refineries in the Dominion, the output in 1905 being nine and a half million pounds and in 1906 fourteen million pounds. In the surrounding counties the company has over five thousand acres under cultivation devoted to the raising of sugar beets. The business is a very important industry, furnishing employment to a number of operatives in the factory, and the extensive output brings into circulation a large amount of money in this district.

In 1881 Mr. Smyth was married to Miss Rebecca Peterson, a daughter of the late A. J. Peterson, clerk of the Division Court of the Berlin district and registrar of the Surrogate Court, also justice of the peace. Mr. and Mrs. Smyth have two living sons, William Andrew Jackson and Robert James, and have also lost one child.

Mr. Smyth belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen and is a prominent and valued member of the Presbyterian Church, in the work of which he takes an active and helpful part. He is also a member of the session. In politics he is independent, voting for men and measures rather than for party, and desiring the greatest good for the greatest number. He is a member of the Board of Trade of Waterloo and served as its president in 1901 and 1902, while during the two preceding years he was vice-president. For a number of years he has been a member of the public library board and he feels a deep interest in everything pertaining to general progress, giving active and valuable co-operation to many measures for the public good.2a

2aA History of Ontario: its resources and development  
Robert Smyth
 
30454 Years Served: 1886 Robert Smyth
 
30455 Lived with John & Jean Simpson. Christina Snarth
 
30456 SNATYNSKI, Leo Joseph

At K-W Hospital, on Thursday, May 19, 1988, 62 years of age, Leo Snatynski, of Franklin Street North, Kitchener and formerly of 428 Lowther St., Cambridge (P). A member of St. Anthony Daniel RC Church. Recently employed as a Security guard at Barber-Collins Security and for many years was employed as an insurance agent for Dominion Auto Association. Dear husband of the former Bernice Rich; father of William Snatynski and Nancy Mary Snatynski, both of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Snatynski. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St. Kitchener. The funeral home will be observing regular visiting hours with the family receiving friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday (today). Parish prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Friday, at 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, May 21, 1988, at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., in St. Anthony Daniel RC Church, Rev. George Rich officiating. Interment Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 May 1988 pg B19 
Leo Joseph Snatynski
 
30457 SNATYNSKI, Nancy

Passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Grand River Hospital, at the age of 51. Beloved daughter of Bernice and the late Leo. Loving sister of William. Survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her grandparents; George and Antoinette Rich and William and Mary Snatynski. Special thanks to the ER department, ICU, CTU 5 South and also to nurse Sherry Hergott from Grand River Hospital-ICU for the compassionate care provided to Nancy. Also many thanks to Kelly Diebold for her care and support. Nancy was a dedicated employee at Costco for many years. Nancy's family will receive relatives and friends from 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Prayers will be offered at 12:20 p.m., followed by a procession to St. Anthony Daniel R.C. Church (29 Midland Dr., Kitchener) for a Mass of Christian Burial, at 1:00 p.m.

Waterloo Region Record 25 Jan 2016 
Nancy Snatynski
 
30458 SMITH, Cora Pearl (nee Sneath)

On Sunday, March 4, 1990, at Parkwood Manor, Waterloo, Cora Smith, formerly of Erb Street West, Waterloo, in her 81st year. Mrs. Smith was a member of Benton Street Baptist Church. A long-time member of the Canadian Kennel Club; participated in the activities in the Adult Recreation Centre, Waterloo, graduated from the University of Western Ontario, London and had taught school in Cambridge until her retirement. Wife of Arthur of Cambridge; dear mother of Eleanor (Ellie) and her husband George McCaig) of New Dundee, Jamie and his wife Helen of Cambridge and Rebecca (Becky) Smith of Kitchener; sister of Roy Sneath of North Burnaby, B.C. and Ruth and her husband Allan Howlett of London, Ont. Mrs. Smith will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Dave McCaig, Jerry and Bradley Cudney, Todd, Shelley and Sean Smith and her great-grandson. Predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Austin and Floyd Sneath and her daughter. Pearl in infancy. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, Rev. Harold Reese officiating. Spring interment in Blair cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Mar 1990 pg A11 
Cora Pearl Sneath
 
30459 Nellie went west with her parents and brother George. They homesteaded just south of Coronation AB. Nellie married Alexander Wilkinson in 1915.1a

1aEmail Jennifer Stucckey 2012 
Nellie Sneath
 
30460 David Nicholson Snedden

July 5, 1927 - March 2, 2012. Passed away at Streamway Villa Nursing Home, Cobourg on Friday March 2, 2012. David Snedden, dear father of Susan Snedden (Robert DiSalle) and the late Michael. Dear grandfather of Brittany, Jaclyn (Dave), Jennifer (Steve), Stefany and Kristin (Phil). Great-grandfather of Alicia, Hayden, Gavin and Knox. Brother of Billy and the late Tom, Jean and Mary. Survived by daughter-in-law, Liduina (Lee). Dear friend of Ramona Foster and her family Kyle Foster (Pauline), Susan (Bob Watson), Craig Foster (Lynne), Christopher Foster and grandchildren Colin (Stephanie), Stephanie (John), Jackie, Jennifer, Mathew and Jessica and great-grandchildren, Brett and Rachel Harrison and Josh Foster. Friends will be received at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, Tuesday from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service at 1 pm. Interment, Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Unknown Paper 
David Nicholson Snedden
 
30461 Edmund Snell, Esq.

Few of our citizens have done more to build up Galt's reputation than Mr. Snell. An Englishman by birth, bringing with him the dominant qualities of "push, pluck and tact," which for more than 35 years has made him one of the most successful exporters of cattle, sheep, &c., in Ontario. During 1896 some 8,000 cattle and 8,000 sheep were shipped to the European markets. As a citizen Mr. Snell enjoys the confidence and esteem of his fellows in a high degree.1a

1aJubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897  
Edmund Snell
 
30462 HALLMAN, Ella Jeanetta

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at age 89. Jeanetta was born on October 31, 1928, in East Wawanosh Township, only daughter of the late, Gordon and Ella (Youngblut) Snell. Beloved wife of the late, Delton Hallman (2012). Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews and many special friends. Besides her parents, Jeanetta was predeceased by her brothers, sisters-in-law, Ernest (2008) and Anna (2014), Alvin (2005) and Eugene (2001), Jasper (2010) and Eva (2015), Donald (2007) and Shirley (1995). Jeanetta loved music, flowers, loved to bake, babysitting her nieces and nephews. She went to the Westfield School and she also attended the Westfield Church, until she married. Jeanetta and Delton attended the Hespeler Missionary Church and they taught a Sunday School class. Jeanetta was a faithful member of Beacon Baptist Church, since 2002. Jeanetta's family will welcome friends and family at Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, on Sunday, January 21st from 2 - 5 p.m. and on Monday, January 22nd from 1 p.m., until the time of the Funeral Service, at 2 p.m. Pastor Chris Wyatt officiating. Interment will be at Wanner Mennonite Cemetery in the spring.

Waterloo Region Record 20 Jan 2018 
Ella Jeanette "Jeanetta" Snell
 
30463 FIRKO, Joan

Passed away February 2, 2015, at Village of Riverside Glen, in her 82nd year. She was born in Doncaster, England, but resided most of her life in Cambridge, Ontario, after emigrating to Canada with her husband. She had a lengthy career, as an Occupational Therapist at K-W Hospital (GRH). Loving wife of Boleslaw Firko, for 46 years, and mother of Helen and Stella. Predeceased by her husband, her daughter Leona, her sister Doriel (Pat) Drayton and her parents, Anne and Harold Snell. Survived by her sister Bernice Wheatcroft and her sister-in-law, Jadwiga Firko. Aunt to nephews Andrew, Mark, Gregorz, Dean and Peter, and nieces Sandra, Dorota and Margozia. The family will receive friends at Dale Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, on Monday, February 9th from 2-5 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place, on Tuesday, February 10th, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. The family would like to thank all the staff at Riverside Glen, Memory Care floor, for their excellent care of Mom during the last 2 years and the compassion and kindness extended to her and her family over the past several weeks; special thanks to Colleen, Maria, Siobhan, AnnaLisa and the "2 Lynns". Thanks to the additional support workers provided by CCAC and ParaMed and a special thank you is extended to Jacques Desloges, for his compassionate and humourous, yet respectful bedside manner, when treating Mom. We'd also like to extend thanks to Dr. McCarron and staff at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre for their support during her illness.

Cambridge Times 6 Feb 2015 
Joan Snell
 
30464 Aaron Snider, "was born May 31st, 1843. He resides in Woolwich Township (Mr. Snider's farm is composed of S. E. part of lot No. 116, G.C.T. Woolwich Township) a little south of Floradale where he is engaged in farming. he is married to Caroline Reichert who was born September 4th, 1851."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

__________________________

Died At his home, near Floradale, on October 16th, 1921 Aaron Snider Born May 31st, 1843 Aged 78 years, 4 months and 16 days. The Funeral Will be held on Thursday, October 20th, from the family residence near Floradale at 1. 30 p. m., thence to the Elmira Evangelical Church for services Interment at the Elmira Union cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
Aaron Snider
 
30465 Snider, -- Abraham C., son of the late Joshua and Lydia Jane (Clemens) Snider, was born in Glen Allen, Peel Township, near Drayton, Ont., on Dec. 20, 1882, and passed away on May 31, 1953; aged 70 y. 5 m. 11 d. He was married to Selina Gingrich on Jan. 1, 1918. To this union were born 2 daughters (Doreen-Mrs. Kenneth Snider and Hazel-Mrs. Stuart Karn). Besides his widow and daughters he is survived by 4 grandchildren, 6 sisters and 3 brothers. Following his marriage he accepted Christ and united with the Sharon Mennonite Church near Guernsey, Sask., and remained a member until his death. Funeral services were in charge of Stanley D. Shantz and were held June 5, 1953, at the Sharon Church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 27 - July 7, 1953---page 653, 654, 655 
Abraham Snider
 
30466 Abraham S. Snider, "was born August 18th, 1816. On November 19th, 1843, he was married to Magdalena Bowman (No. 328). In October, 1858, they moved to Elkhart County, Indiana, about eight miles south-west from Goshen where he followed farming for many years"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

___________________________


SNYDER - On the __ of March, 1893, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Abraham Synder, formerly of Waterloo Co., Ont., aged 76 years, 11 months and 19 days. He was the father of nine children one of whom died before him. Buried at Yellow Creek meetinghouse2a

2aHerald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 8, April 15, 1893 - Page 134, 135 
Abraham S. Snider
 
30467 Snider. --- Addison M., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Snider, was born May 13, 1877; died Oct. 30, 1950, at his residence, Elmira, Ont.; aged 73 y. 5 m. 17 d. On Sept. 2, 1903, he was married to Lucinda Gingerich, who died Aug. 18, 1937. On April 8, 1939, he married Leah Gingrich. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Margaret-Mrs. John Hurst, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 brothers (Oliver D., Elmira; Irvin A., Guernsey, Sask), one sister (Rachel-Mrs. Alvin Shantz, Elmira, Ont.), and 3 grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church in his younger years and was a faithful member attending services regularly until the Sunday prior to his decease. Funeral services were held Oct. 3, at the Mennonite Church, Elmira, Ont., in charge of Howard S. Bauman, assisted by Reuben Dettwiler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 51 - December 19, 1950 ---- page 1253, 1254 
Addison M. Snider
 
30468 Snider, Addison S., son of Jonas and Lucy Ann Snider, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., May 27, 1886; died at the K and W Hospital, Waterloo, Ont., Aug. 1, 1962; aged 76 y. 2 m. 5 d. On Nov. 24, 1909, he was married to Lydia
Shirk, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Verna-Mrs. Milton Good, Lexington; Greta-Mrs. Albert Hunsberger, Waterloo; and Walter, St. Catharines), 7 brothers, and 2 sisters. One son preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Erb Street Church, Aug. 3, by J. B. Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 34 - August 28, 1962 - pages 767, 768 
Addison S. Snider
 
30469 Died at Saskatoon

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Snider received a telegram from Saskatoon a week ago with the sad news of the death of their son Aden. Aden was one of the respected young people of this community, but left a few years ago for Guernsey, Sask, later studying for civil engineer. He left his boarding place for the university but was later found unconscious below a 60 foot cement bridge. He was taken to the hospital, but died soon after. The remains were brought home on Thursday by his brother Seranus. The funeral took place on Saturday at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Snider, and then to the Mennonite cemetery for burial. The deceased was 24 years of age. The bereaved family has the sincere sympathy of the community.

Chronicle - Telegraph 15 Dec 1921 pg 1 
Aden Snider
 
30470 Cressman, Alda Leona, daughter of William and Susanna (Snyder) Snider, was born Feb. 19, 1895; died at Bridgeport, Ont., of a heart attack, Feb. 9, 1969; aged 73 y. 11 m. 21 d. On Feb. 10, 1919, she was married to Ivan Cressman, who died Aug. --, 1962. Surviving are 6 children (Willis, Glennys, Helen - Mrs. Irvin Brubacher, Maynard, Esther - Mrs. Neil Steinman, and David), 10 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Ina Hackborn), and 2 brothers (Ferman and Clayton). She was a member of the Bloomingdale Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 12, with Laurence Martin officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 17 - April 29, 1969 - pages 395, 396 
Alda Leona Snider
 
30471 Aldred Snider, "was born October 28th, 1866. He is married to Victoria Reichert. They reside in Waterloo where he is engaged in the machine shops of the Waterloo Manufacturing Co."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Aldred Snider
 
30472 Allan Snider, "was born October 29th, 1861. On January 2nd 1887, he was married to Annie Schroder. He is a miller by trade and resides in Waterloo where he is engaged in the Union Mills. His family consists of three children,"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Allan Snider
 
30473 Alma Eleanora - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Village of Winston Park Long Term Care on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Edward Weiler (1985). Loving mother of Shirley Hehn (Joseph) of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Cindy (Steve), Angela King (Robert), Tim Hehn (Michelle). Proud great-grandmother of seven. Dear sister of Betty Zinger (Anthony) and Clarence Snider (Mary). Predeceased by her parents, Ivan and Leona [Leona was stepmother] Snider; sisters, Rose Weiler, Irene Gaede and brothers, Norman and Melvin Snider. Alma was a long time employee of Dare Foods and Onward Manufacturing. Alma's family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Parish prayers 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. Prayers will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at the funeral home followed by procession to St. Anne R.C. Church (268 East Ave., Kitchener) for Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Fr. Mark Sullivan officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or Alzheimer Society of K-W would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Alma's memorial.1a

1aTHE RECORD - Mar. 19, 2007 
Alma Eleanora Snider
 
30474 Martin, Eileen, daughter of Ida and the late Jacob Snider, was born April 6, 1905; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, April 28, 1964; aged 59 y. 22 d. Surviving are her husband - Melvin, 4 sons (Harold, Stuart, Douglas, and Richard), 7 grandchildren, her aged mother, 3 brothers (Howard, Vernon, and Willard), and one sister (Mrs. Irma Nissley). One daughter (Isabelle), one brother, and 3 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and active in WMSA work and in the Community Women's Institute. Funeral services were held in the Erb Street Mennonite Church, in charge of J.B. Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVII, Number 19 - May 19, 1964, Page 437, 438 
Alverta Eileen Snider
 
30475 Amos B. Snider, "was born April 19th, 1855. On June 29th, 1875, he was married to Hannah Kraft. He followed the milling business for about fifteen years when he resided at German Mills, Ontario. On June 18th, 1890, he moved to Sanborn, Iowa, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Amos B. Snider
 
30476 Kitchener Waterloo Record Newspaper

Snider, Amy -- At her home in St. Jacobs, on Friday, March 12, after a brief illness, Amy Snider, age 93 years. Miss Snider was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. W. B. Snider. Predeceased by three sisters and seven brothers. She is survived by 13 nieces and nephews; also by grand-nieces and grand-nephews and their children. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira between 7and 9 this evening and 2-4 and 7-9 on Sunday. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 15 at 2 p.m. in Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs. Interment in Calvary United Church cemetery, St. Jacobs. 
Amy Florence Snider
 
30477 Angeline Snider, "was born April 3rd, 1876. She is home with her parents."

Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz, Angeline, daughter of Henry and Maryann Snider, was born near Elmira, Ont., April 23, 1876; died in the hospital near Guernsey, Sask., Jan. 22, 1952; aged 75 y. 8 m. 30 d. In 1906 she was united in marriage to Henry Cyrenas Shantz, who survives her. Also surviving are 4 sons (Wesley, Arthur, and Lincoln, all of Guernsey, and Leonard, Elmira, Ont.), 2 daughters (Eileen-Mrs. Harold Biehn, and Olive-Mrs. Clair Biehn, both of Guernsey, Sask.), and 27 grandchildren. One son (Daniel) predeceased her in his infancy. In 1907 she and her husband moved to Aldersyde, Alta., where all the children were born. In 1929, the family moved to Guernsey, Sask., where they have resided ever since. She was a member of the Mennonite Church since her youth, and her consistent life was a gracious testimony to her Christian faith. Funeral services were held at the Sharon Mennonite Church Jan. 25 in charge of Howard M. Snider and Stanley D. Shantz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLV, Number 11 - March 11, 1952--- page 262, 263 
Angeline Snider
 
30478 Snider, Angus, was born Nov. 12, 1906; died at his home in Waterloo, Ont., of a heart attack, Nov. 27, 1968; aged 62 y. 15 d. Surviving are one son (David), 2 daughters (Madeline - Mrs. Richard Kufske and Elenor - Mrs. Wayne Holst), 2 grandchildren, one brother (Leonard), and one sister (Erma - Mrs. Oscar Snyder). He was preceded in death by one son (Elgin). He was a member of the Erb Street Church, where funeral services were held, with J. B. Martin and Milton Schwartzentruber officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 1 - January 7, 1969 - pages 23, 24 
Angus Snider
 
30479 SNIDER.-On the 23d of April, in the town of Waterloo, Waterloo county, Ontario, Sister Anna Snider, wife of Samuel Snider, aged 62 years and 9 months. Buried in the afternoon of the 23d at David Eby's meeting-house, where a very large number of relatives and friends gathered. Services were held by Moses Bowman and Noah Stauffer from Rev. 14:13.1a

1aHerald of Truth pages, Vol. XXVII, Number 10, May 15, 1890, p. 157 and 158 
Anna Snider
 
30480 Cressman, --- Annetta, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob B. Snider, was born in Waterloo Township Aug. 27, 1876; died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Reta, Jan. 26, 1953; aged 76 y. 4 m. 30 d. In 1893, she was united in marriage to Isaiah Cressman, who preceded her in death in 1943. Surviving are 2 sons (Vernon S. and Hillard, Kitchener, Ont.), 3 daughters (Clara-Mrs. Elum Martin, and Reta-Mrs. Alvin Gascho, of Kitchener, Ont.; and Marjorie-Mrs. Urias Baeringer, St. Catherines, Ont.), 4 brothers (Aeton and Ion, Preston, Ont.; Harvey, Bloomingdale, Ont.; and Lloyd, Williamsburg, Ont.), 9 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. One brother (Alvin) and one sister (Lydia Ann) preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church ever since her reception in 1949, when she transferred her membership from the Weber congregation, Strasburg, Ont. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Jan. 29, in charge of J. H. Hess, assisted by Simon B. Martin. Interment was made in the Weber cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 7 - February 17, 1953 --- page 165, 166 
Annette Snider
 
30481 Mrs. Audrey MacDonald Apr 30, 1933 - Nov 23, 2015

On Monday morning, at Lee Manor, Audrey Elizabeth MacDonald died as she lived; surrounded by her family, contented, full of love and grace. Most recently confined by her illness, she is now free and celebrating with the family and friends who have gone on before. Serving dinner with rolls. Heavenly! Teacher, mother, owner of Lawson's, 1980-1996. Dearly loved wife of J. William "Bill" MacDonald. Loving mother of Carolyn (Ian Williamson) MacDonald, of Rockwood, Mary Ann MacDonald (Steve Duncan), of Owen Sound, Miriam (Vic) Ratzlaff, of Ridgeville and Paul (Julia) MacDonald, of Allenford. Proud grandmother of Trayvon, Jaden, Caleb (Jenica), Brianna, Seth, Charis (Ryan), Cai, Jacob, Luke and Maisie and great-grandmother of Leland and Ezra. Dear sister of Miriam Cressman, of Kitchener, James (Janice) Snider, of Cambridge, Kenneth (Marie) Snider, of Atwood, Lucy (Elmer) Ellison, of Moorefield and Bob Snider, of Kitchener. Audrey will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Erma Snider; her brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Dorothy Snider and her brother-in-law, Howard Cressman.

Visitation on Thursday from 6:00 \endash 8:00 p.m. at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 \endash 14th Street West, Owen Sound 519-376-7492. Funeral at the Alliance Church, 440 \endash 7th Avenue East, Owen Sound on Friday, November 27th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations to World Vision or a charity of your choice as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at www.woodfuneralhome.ca 
Audrey Elizabeth Snider
 
30482 Shantz.- Beatrice Snider, 82, Cambridge, Ont. Born: May 16, 1910, Waterloo, Ont., to Edwin and Emma (Snyder) Snider. Died: March 12, 1993. Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-husband: Lloyd Shantz; children: Ellis, Merle, Royal, Calvin; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 15, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Doug Snyder and Pat Falk.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 16 - April 20, 1993, page 14, 15. 
Beatrice Alverda Snider
 
30483 SNIDER, Benjamin -- At K-W Hospital, Friday, April 23, 1976, after a lengthy illness, Benjamin Snider, aged 76 years. A member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, and a resident of the area all his life. Brother of Delton and Gilbert, both of Waterloo, Omar of New Hamburg, Hannah of Preston, predeceased his four brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. Saturday until noon on Monday, when removal will be made to Erb Street Mennonite Church where the funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. with Rev Galen Johns officiating. Interment in Erb Street Mennonite cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Apr 1976

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Snider, Benjamin, son of Jonas and Susanna (Horst) Snyder, was born in Waterloo, Ont., July 23, 1899; died Apr. 23, 1976; aged 76 y. He is survived by 3 brothers (Delton, Gilbert, and Omar), and one sister (Hannah). He was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 26, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in the Erb Street Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 69, Number 20 - May 18, 1976 - page 434 
Benjamin Snider
 
30484 Catherine Bricker, wife of the late E. W. Bricker, passed away at her home at East Calgary, Alta., Feb. 19, 1944. Sister Bricker, who was in her nintieth year, was quite active until a short while before her death. She was born in Elmira, Ont., the family moving west to the Aldersyde district in 1891. In 1918 they moved to Calgary where they had since resided. Her husband preceded her in death 5 years ago. They had the privilege of living together for over 60 years. Also preceding her in death were 5 children (Martha, wife of James Dewie, High River; Mary, wife of John Landis, Portal, N. D.; Clara; Aaron, Aldersyde; and John Henry of Arizona). Three sons and a daughter survive her (Edgar, living on the home place near Aldersyde; Archie, Alsask, Sask.; Harvey and Esther, Calgary), also a sister (Mrs. H. C. Shantz, Guernsey, Sask.), and 11 grandchildren. Sister Bricker was a true friend and had a beautiful Christian character. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 22, in charge of Bros. Isaac Miller and Milo Stutzman at the Gooder Brothers Funeral Home, Calgary, and by Bro. Clarence Ramer at the Mt. View Mennonite Church near Aldersyde. Texts: Rom. 14:7; Isa. 66:13. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.Transcriber's note: the word "nintieth" near the beginning is transcribed as it appears in the original.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 51 - March 16, 1944, page 1086 and 1087 
Catharine Snider
 
30485 January 30th, in Waterloo county, Ont., of Typhoid fever, CATHARINE, daughter of D.C. SCHNEIDER, aged 10 years, 2 months, and 19 days. Sermon by R. Schmitt.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume X, Number 3 - March 1873 - Pages 61-63  
Catharine Snider
 
30486 Christian Snider, was born September 14th, 1837, and left Canada for the United States at the outbreak of the civil ware with the intention of serving in the army. He died in Indiana, U. S. May 2nd, 1862, and was not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Christian Snider
 
30487 Christina Snider, "was born February 15th, 1854. She is married to Leander Ames. They reside in Chickasaw County, Iowa."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Christina Snider
 
30488 Nafziger-Clara, daughter of Jonas and Susanna (Horst) Snyder, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Jan. 13, 1892; died at Elmira, Ont., Mar. 24 1972; aged 80 y. 2 m. 11 d. On Oct. 25, 1949, she was married to Enos Nafziger, who survives. Also surviving are 5 brothers (Edgar, Deldon, Omar, Benjamin, and Gilbert) and one sister (Hannah Snyder). She was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Mar. 28, in charge of Galen Johns and J. B. Martin; interment in Erb Street Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXV, Number 17 - April 25, 1972, pages 387, 388 
Clara Snider
 
30489 Clara May Snider, "was born July 21st, 1880."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Clara May Snider
 
30490 Clara Snider, "was born March 10th, 1865, She is married to Alfred Snyder, a merchant, and resides in St. Jacobs, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Clara W. Snider
 
30491 SNIDER, Clarence Charles - Formerly of Breslau, passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Nursing Home, Kitchener, on Saturday, May 10, 2008, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Mary (Boreham) Snider. Loved father of Mary-Ann (Bob) Baker of Kitchener and Gloria (Mark) Cossey of Breslau. Dear grandfather of Dustin and Dawn. Great-grandfather of Daniel, Emily and Ryan. Dear brother to Betty (Doc) Zinger of Maryhill. Clarence is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and other family members. Predeceased by sisters, Irene, Rose and Alma and brothers, Norman and Melvin. At Clarence's request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel , 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, (519-822-0051/www.wallcustance.com)

Waterloo Region Record 12 May 2008 
Clarence Charles Snider
 
30492 SNIDER, Clifford - 1903 - 2006. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge at the age of 103. Beloved husband of Elaine (nee Brubacher) Snider of Cambridge. Loved father of Clifford Snider Jr. (Vivian) of P.E.I., John Snider (Vera) of Ayr, Grace Tomlinson (David) of Cambridge, Mary Jewitt-Shantz (Bernie) of New Hamburg, and Barbara Klaver (John) of Kitchener. Loving grandfather of 23 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Loving brother of Lloyd Snider and Arabelle Wideman. Brother-in-law of Nora (Leonard) Bechtel and Verna Staniek. Predeceased by his first wife Ella (nee Litwiller) Snider (1976), daughter-in-law, Ethel Snider and son-in-law, Ervin Jewitt, his parents Nathaniel and Melinda (Wismer) Snider, and his brothers and sisters, Roy, Kenard, Elmer, Irene, and Grace. Clifford was a faithful member of First Mennonite Church. For many years, Clifford farmed at St. Agatha, Strasburg and the surrounding area until he was 89 years old. He loved gardening, farming and traveling with Elaine. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Clifford's family tonight (Thursday, December 21, 2006) from 7-9 PM, and on Friday, December 22, 2006 from 7-9 PM at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener and also from 2-4 Friday, December 22, 2006 at the Fairview Mennonite Home Auditorium, 515 Langs Dr. Cambridge. The Funeral Service for Clifford will take place at 11 AM on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at First Mennonite Church, 800 King St. E. Kitchener followed by a reception. Pastors Gary Knarr and Muriel Bechtel officiating. Interment St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery following the reception. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge or First Mennonite Church, Kitchener would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Clifford's memorial.

The Record 21 Dec 2006 
Clifford Snider
 
30493 Cranson Snider, "was born April 22nd, 1868. He is married to Caroline Heinrich and resides in Waterloo where he is engaged as bookkeeper with the Waterloo Manufacturing Co."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

________________________________________


The thoughts of our young people have this Spring, surely turned to housekeeping. A very pretty Wedding Ceremony was performed in St. Jacobs this afternoon, when Mr. Cranson Snyder, son of Mrs. E. W. B. Snyder, M.P.P. was married to Carrie, eldest daughter of Mr. C. A. Heinrich. The friends of the young couple assembled at the residence of the Bride's parents and at 4 o'clock the words that pronounced them man and wife were spoken by Rev. A. R. Shultz, of Elmira. Miss Annie Heinrich, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, while Mr. Wm. Snyder, brother of the groom, officiated as groomsman. This evening Mr. and Mrs. Snyder leave for Buffalo and Rochester, where they will spend a short time. Mr. Snyder is a book-keeper in the office of the Waterloo Mfg. Co. and he and his wife bride, on their return, will reside in Waterloo2a

2aThe Berlin Daily Telegraph - Apr 26, 1893 
Cranston W. Snider
 
30494 SNIDER, Cyrenius

At Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, October 29, after a lengthy illness, age 83 years, Cyrenius Snider of 534 Seventh Ave., Hanover and formerly of 35 Homewood Ave., Kitchener. Son of the late Joshua Snider and the former Lydia Clemens; husband of Ruth Wasman; father of Merlyn L. Snider of Kitchener; step-father of William Mitchell of Kitchener and Harvey Mitchell of Hanover; brother of Lydia Ann (Mrs. Ira Gingrich) and Mary (Mrs. Clarence Burkhart), both of Guernsey, Sask., Mrs. Elizabeth Bowman of Kitchener, Minerva (Mrs. Fred M. Snyder) of Waterloo and Angeline (Mrs. William Somers) of Elmira. Predeceased by one son, Leonard in 1952, one sister, Emma and five brothers, Emmanuel, Abraham, Clayton, Clemens and Eden. Resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 1, at 2 p.m. Rev. Stanley Shantz officiating. Interment to follow in Kitchener, Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Oct 1976 pg 25 
Cyrenius Snider
 
30495 SNIDER, Cyrenius - At Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, October 29, after a lengthy illness, age 83 years, Cyrenius Snider of 534 Seventh Ave., Hanover, and formerly of 35 Homewood Ave., Kitchener. Son of the late Joshua Snider and the former Lydia Clemens; husband of Ruth Wasman; father of Merlyn L. Snider of Kitchener; step-father of William Mitchell of Kitchener and Harvey Mitchell of Hanover; brother of Lydia Ann (Mrs. Ira Gingrich) and Mary (Mrs. Clarence Burkhart), both of Guernsey, Sask., Mrs. Elizabeth Bowman of Kitchener, Minerva (Mrs. Fred M. Snyder) of Waterloo and Angeline (Mrs. William Somers) of Elmira. Predeceased by one son Leonard in 1952, one sister Emma and five brothers, Emmanuel, Abraham, Clayton, Clemens and Eden. Rested at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener. Funeral was held at the funeral home on Monday, November 1 at 2 p.m. Rev. Stanley Shantz officiating. Interment in Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery.

Elmira Signet - Nov 10, 1976, pg 21 
Cyrenius Snider
 
30496 Cyrus S. Snider, "was born October 19th, 1844. He resides on the old homestead where he is engaged in farming. He is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Cyrus S. Snider
 
30497 Daniel Snider, "was born April 4th, 1827. On October 14th, 1849, he married Elizabeth Bartlett who was born January 4th, 1825. They resided on a farm a little to the west of the Waterloo Park where he died, October 28th, 1889. To them was born a family of seven children, of whom three died in infancy, not having received a name."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Daniel C. Snider
 
30498 Snider, David M., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Snider of Elmira, Ont., was born Oct. 19, 1880; passed away Dec. 18, 1952; aged 72 y. 1 m. 30 d. On May 20, 1903, he was married to Malinda Weber who survives him. Also surviving are 2 sons (Leonard, Elmira, Ont., and Angus, Bridgeport, Ont.), one daughter (Erma-Mrs. Oscar Snyder, Elmira, Ont.), 3 brothers (Menno, Norman, and Milton, all of Elmira, Ont.), and 7 grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church from his youth. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacob's Mennonite Church, Dec. 21, in charge of Roy S. Koch, assisted by Paul Martin. Interment was made in the Conestoga Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 2 - Jan. 13, 1953 ---- page 45, 46. 
David M. Snider
 
30499 David S. Snider, "was born March 7th, 1821. On October 15th, 1844, he was married to Leah, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Bowman) Snyder. She was born April 29th, 1820. In November of the same year as their marriage they moved on their farm which is composed of lot No. 113, German Company's Tract, Woolwich, Township, where they still reside. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

____________________

SNYDER - On the 14th of April 1900, in Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., David S. Snyder, aged 79 years, 8 days. Buried on the 16th in the West Woolwich cemetery. Funeral services by Abraham Martin from 2 Cor. 5:1, and Paul Martin from 2 Kings 20:1. Deceased leaves his aged companion and eight children. Hiram Weber.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 12, June 15, 1900 - pages 190-191 
David S. Snider
 
30500 Snider.- Deldon, son of Jonas and Lucy (Snider) Snider was born in Waterloo, Ont., June 5, 1884; died at Kitchener, Ont., May 11, 1981; aged 96 y. He was married to Loretta Erb, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Leonard and Edward), one daughter (Delores-Mrs. Lloyd Schiedel) 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one brother (Gilbert), and one sister (Hannah). He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held May 14, in charge of Wilmer Martin and David Schiedel; interment in Erb St. Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 23 - June 9, 1981, page 478.

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SNIDER, Deldon -- On Monday, May 11, 1981, at K-W Hospital, Deldon Snider aged 96 years, of 225 Harvard Place, Waterloo. He was born in Waterloo and was the former owner of Waterloo Stove and Appliance. A member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo. Husband of the late Loretta Erb; father of Leonard of Waterloo, Edward of Waterloo and Teviotdale and Delores (Mrs. Lloyd Schiedel) of Waterloo; brother of Gilbert of Waterloo, and Hannah of Cambridge. Predeceased by one son Ronald; six four brothers and one sister. Mr. Snider's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, until noon Thursday then to Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, for service (Thursday) at 2 :30 p.m. Rev Wilmer Martin officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 May 1981
 
Deldon H. Snider
 
30501 Snider, Earl S., was born in German Mills, Ont., Jan. 20, 1904; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 31, 1985; aged 81 y. He was married to Velma Shantz, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Karl and Bruce), 3 daughters (Mae - Mrs. Russel Cober, Mary - Mrs. Ken Martin, and Martha - Mrs. Jim Arndt), 14 grandchildren, and 2 great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Melvin and Harry). He was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 6, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald -Volume 79, Number 4 - January 28, 1986 -- pages 69-70

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SNIDER, Earl S. -- After a brief illness, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1985, Earl S. Snider, formerly of Warren Road, Kitchener, in his 82nd year. Loving husband of the Late Velma (Shantz) Snider; dearest father of Karl and his wife Josephine and Mae and her husband Russel Cober, both of RR 2, Petersburg, Mary and her husband Ken Martin of Waterloo, Bruce and his wife Mary of New Hamburg and Martha and her husband Jim Arndt of Kitchener. Fourteen grandchildren and two great- granddaughters. Predeceased by two brothers, Melvin and Harry. Mr. Snider was a member of First Mennonite Church and farmed in the Parkway and Nine Pines area all his life, until his retirement. The family will receive their friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S. (at Westmount Road), from 7-9 Saturday evening and from 12 noon-4p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Snider will remain at the funeral home until 1 p.m., Monday, when removal will be made to First Mennonite Church, for service at 3 p.m. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery, Rev. Glen Brubacher officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations would be appreciated by the Waterloo Region Lung Association or the Mennonite Central Committee.2a

2aThe Kitchener Waterloo Record 2 January 1985 
Earl S. Snider
 
30502 Snyder, Edgar, son of Jonas and Lucy (Snyder) Snyder, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Jan. 23, 1880; died at Waterloo, Ont., Nov. 18, 1974; aged 94 y. On Jan. 16, 1906, he was married to Luella Eby, who preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1969. Surviving are 2 sons (Sanford and Maurice), 2 daughters (Mildred - Mrs. Walter Byer, and Mabel), 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Deldon, Omar, Benjamin, and Gilbert), and one sister (Hannah). He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 21, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in Erb Street Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 50 - December 24, 1974 -- page 976 
Edgar Snider
 
30503 WITMER, Edna (nee Snider) - Went home to be with her Lord, on Friday, October 12, 2007, in her 96th year. Edna was born in German Mills, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Lincoln Witmer (1986). Cherished mother of Darcy and his wife Donna of Meaford, Ross and his wife Evelyn of Waterloo, Lynne Hoffman of Breslau, Joe and his wife Elizabeth of Kitchener. Predeceased by her son, Elmer (2005) and his wife Monica (2004); son-in-law, Frank Hoffman (1999), and by infant son, Kenneth. Will be sadly missed by 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Survived by sisters, Olive Good, Alice Brubacher and Naoma Sauder, and by sister-in-law, Luella Snider. Predeceased by brother, Bretton Snider; sisters, Elva Horst, Reta Witmer and grandson, Steven Witmer. Edna was a longtime and faithful member of First Mennonite Church. Among her many passions were Bible study, quilting, caring for her plants and an affection for chocolates and sweets. Visitation will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King Street West, Kitchener, on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Mennonite Central Committee, House of Friendship or Christian Blind Mission International would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. On-line condolences may be made at www.mem.com.1a

1aThe Record 15 oct 2007 
Edna Marie Snider
 
30504 Snider, Edward G. "Eddie", 58, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Jan. 13, 1939, Elmira, Ont., to Leonard and Violet Snider. Died: Nov. 16, 1997, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Lorene Brubacher Snider; children: Jeffrey, Sherilyn Snider Sawatzky; sisters: Marie Snider, Ruby Wideman; one grandchild. Funeral and burial: Nov. 19, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Harold Hildebrand Schlegel and Anna Hemmendinger.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 50 - December 30, 1997 
Edward Glenn Snider
 
30505 Edwin Snider, "was born April 5th, 1874. He is also at home and engaged in the mill."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Edwin Snider
 
30506 Elam Snider, "was born April 1st., 1874. He is a miller by trade and is engaged in the Waterloo Union Mills, Waterloo, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elam Snider
 
30507 Constructed by Barnabus Devitt in 1849 and sold to Elias Snider in 1851. Rev. Elias Snider
 
30508 Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).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. Elias Snider
 
30509 Rev. Elias Snider "was born September 3rd, 1815. In his boyhood days he took great interest in his father's business. By the time he was twenty-one years of age he was not only a practical miller but also a thorough business man. In 1851 he purchased from the late Barnabas Devitt the large farm containing 310 acres of land, for Ð1500 and in 1853 he purchased the large grist mills now in possession of Wm. Snider & Co., together with 320 acres of land for Ð3500 In 1854 be again sold the large real estate in the town of Waterloo and purchased the "Musselman Farm" about one mile north of Waterloo, to which place he then moved. In 1860 he purchased the German Mills together with 669 acres of land. The same year he, in company with Samuel S. Schneider, regained possession of the Waterloo Mills and continued in business until 1879 when they sold out to the present proprietors. Mr. Snider now retired from business. On November 10th 1835, he was married to Hannah, daughter of John and Hannah (Bergey) Bingeman. She was born August 1st 1815, and died December 23rd, 1893. In 1874 Mr. Snider was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite body which position he held until his death which took place April 24th, 1890. His family consisted of twelve children, "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Erb Street (David Eby) Mennonite Church

Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).
Due to a difference of opinion in the David Eby congregation, Sunday School classes were held at first in a private home, that of Levi Groff, beginning in 1887. The dissension which resulted culminated in a division in the church in 1889; the minister, Elias Schneider, and the deacon, Menno S. Shantz, left the church and joined with the Old Order Mennonites of Woolwich Township. The following year, 1890, saw the commencement of "Edification Meetings", which were held in the homes of members of the David Eby congregation. These meetings later became the Young People's Bible Meetings.
By the beginning of the twentieth century, it was recognized that the church building was either in need of repair or in need of complete replacement. Consideration was given to building a new church on the same site or on a site on King Street North. A decision was made to accept from Samuel S. Snider the donation of a parcel of land which was also on Erb Street, but nearer town. Excavation of the foundation for the new church began in the Spring of 1902. A dedication service was held on August 17, 1902. A parsonage was built in 1929 on land donated by Herbert Snider, the son of Samuel Snider. The church building was renovated and enlarged in 1949-1950; a dedication service was held on April 9, 1950. Further renovations were made in 1974..2a

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

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SNIDER.-In Waterloo township, Waterloo county, Ontario, on the 24th of April, Pre. Elias Snider, aged 74 years, 7 months and 21 days. Buried on the 27th at Martin's church, Waterloo township, where a very large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered, and on which occasion Paul Martin and Bish. Abraham Martin spoke from Psalm 126:5, 6: and Luke 2:29,30.3a

3aHerald of Truth pages, Vol. XXVII, Number 10, May 15, 1890, p. 157 and 158 
Rev. Elias Snider
 
30510 The original portion of the Erb-Kumpf House was built around 1812 by Abraham Erb, the founder of Waterloo, making it one of Waterloo's oldest homes. It was a three-bay structure facing a mill situated near the south-west corner of King and Erb Streets.
Abraham Erb came from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1806 and settled on Lots 14 and 15 of the German Company Tract, land which now comprises the central business district of Waterloo. He established a sawmill on Beaver (Laurel) Creek in 1808 and a grist mill in 1816. In 1828, he sold his mills and a considerable quantity of land to Jacob C. Snider.
Magdalene Erb sold the home to Barnabas Devitt, her adopted son, in 1835. His son Benjamin served as Mayor of Waterloo from 1881 to 1883.
An addition to the house was probably built by Devitt in 1849. A slight hump in the roof on the north side indicates the location at which it joins the original structure. The application of a vertical board and clapboard which does not align is further evidence that it was added at a later date. The second addition, probably built by Hoffman around 1855, included the two-storey verandah at the front.

Elias Snider acquired the home and later sold it to Christian Kumpf in 1869. Kumpf was a newspaper owner, Mayor of Waterloo from 1879-1880, as well as Postmaster for 42 years. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Dominion Life Assurance Company in 1889. His son Ford, who became affectionately known as "Mr. Waterloo", was born in the home in 1877 and assumed ownership in 1899. One of the community's most public-spirited citizens, he served as Treasurer of Waterloo and Clerk/Manager of the Water and Light Commission. He was President of the Waterloo Red Cross Society and The Dominion Life Assurance Company.
At present, the house demonstrates a mixture of architectural styles. Among its Georgian characteristics is the six-over-six window pane arrangement. The facade, with its two wings, treillage, Gothic barge board and Doric columns, reflects the Regency influence.
In 1979, the home was sold to a law firm which has maintained the integrity of the exterior. A third addition in keeping with the style of the building has since been constructed.1a

1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca 
Rev. Elias Snider
 
30511 Elias B. Snider, "was born November 30th, 1860. On January 10th, 1884, he was married to Elizabeth Morrison. He resides in Parry Sound where he is engaged on a boat dujring the navigable season of the year."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elias B. Snider
 
30512 Snider.-Elias, son of Isaac and Nancy Snider, was born at German Mills, Ont., Sept. 26, 1882; died at his home near West Montrose, Ont., June 16, 1930; aged 47 y. 8 m. 21 d. In 1904 he was married to Bella Pfohl, who predeceased him in 1908. In 1911 he was married to Almina Randall, who predeceased him in 1915. In 1916 he was married to Sarah Bechtel, who, with the following children: Edna, Rheta, Elva, Olive, Alice, Naomi and Bretton, and six brothers (Allen, Leander, Nathaniel, Isaac, Elam, Alvin), and two sisters (Villina and Melissa) are left to mourn the departure of a kind husband and loving brother. Brother Snider united with the Mennonite Church at Waterloo, Ont., in 1908, in which communion he spent his Christian life. Before he passed away he often expressed his desire to go home to be with his Savior. The funeral services were held on Thursday, June 19, from his late home and the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. The brethren in charge of the services were S. G. Shetler and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Acts 2:12.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 14 - July 3, 1930, Page 302-303 
Elias S. Snider
 
30513 Elias Snider, "was born May 8th, 1876. He is home and engaged in the mill."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elias W. Snider
 
30514 Elias W. B. Snider, "was born June 19th, 1842. On April 19th, 1864, he was married to Nancy Weber. Mr. Snider is a miller by trade. In 1865 he took possession of the German Mills where he was engaged in doing a well paying business. In March, 1871, he purchased the St. Jacobs Mills where he has been doing an extensive and successful business ever since. Some years ago he also purchased the New Dundee Mills and has since been conducting both mills with the greatest of success. Besides being the proprietor of the two large mills, he has large interests in various other lines of business. In politics Mr. Snider favors the principles of the Liberal Party whose representative he has been in the Local House from June, 1881, (after Mr. Springer's resignation) until the dissolution of that body in 1894 when he declined to be again the standard bearer of the Liberal Party. He resides in St. Jacobs, Ontario. His family consists of the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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ELIAS WEBER BINGEMAN, miller, manufacturer, and politician; b. 19 June 1842 in Waterloo, Upper Canada, third son of Elias Snider and Hannah Bingeman; m. first 19 April 1864 Nancy Weber (d. 1912) in Preston (Cambridge), Upper Canada, and they had seven sons and four daughters (one son died in infancy); m. secondly 1915 Helen Shoemaker; d. 15 Oct. 1921 in Kitchener, Ont.

E. W. B. Snider left public school at the age of 12 to work on the family farm, but he shared his father's interest in milling and in 1860 began a two-year apprenticeship at the family's flour operation in German Mills (Kitchener). On its completion he became the manager of the mill and in 1864 he made an arrangement with his father to run it on a "shares" basis, which would allow him a measure of the profits. The Sniders expanded their holdings in 1868 to include a small mill at Berlin (Kitchener), but in 1871 Elias Jr set out on his own, purchasing a mill in St Jacobs. There he became the first Canadian to introduce roller milling to the industry. On the advice of John Braun (Brown), a former employee, he purchased a roller system from the Hoerde company of Vienna in 1875. This Walzenstuhle process replaced millstones with a slower but more efficient system of small rollers. The resulting product, which Snider called Walzen flour, represented a dramatic improvement in quality over traditionally milled flour and Snider was able to sell it widely, not only in Ontario but also in eastern Canada, the northeastern United States, and Britain. In 1876 he acquired a second mill, in New Dundee, where he also installed rollers. By the mid 1880s this operation and his Pioneer Roller Flouring Mill in St Jacobs were together producing 250 barrels a day.

The roller milling system was an early example of Snider's fascination with new technology and commercial opportunity. In 1884 he was attracted to the foundry business and purchased a works in Waterloo from Jacob Bricker, which he operated with Bricker's son Levi. Four years later the business was incorporated as the Waterloo Manufacturing Company Limited, with Snider and Absalom Merner, another foundry owner, as the major partners. This firm, of which Snider was president, would become famous for the manufacture of agricultural implements. The company expanded Jacob Bricker's line of threshers and retained his Champion trade mark. It also began to make steam traction engines under the Lion Brand trade name. The 1890s and the ensuing decade were good years for the company in the very competitive agricultural machinery business in Canada. By 1908 it employed 150 men and had 15 travelling salesmen, as well as branch offices in Winnipeg and Regina. Developing technology would restrict its success, however. The introduction of the gasoline tractor led to the replacement of steam as the motive power in agriculture by about 1925. Snider and his firm experimented with a gasoline tractor, but the expense, and American competition, caused them to abandon the project. In the early 1920s, after Snider's death, the introduction of an effective, reasonably priced combine harvester on the prairies threatened the company's future even more; it replaced both the tractor and the thresher, and thereby eliminated Waterloo Manufacturing's main markets. Snider's sons, now in control of the company, sold the firm to Playfair and Company of Toronto in 1927.

From 1881 to 1894 Snider had sat as a Liberal for Waterloo North in the Ontario legislature. He concentrated on expanding municipal powers through his work on municipal assessment and a municipal fire insurance act. Later in his term he became interested in forest preservation and lobbied for the creation of reserves. He would maintain this interest long after leaving politics, publishing an article on the depletion of forests in Waterloo County in the report of the Waterloo Historical Society in 1918. In the federal election of 1896 Snider ran against Conservative Joseph Emm Seagram* in Waterloo North. This was an industrial riding and Snider, though himself a protectionist, bore the cross of the Liberals' free trade policy. The local Conservative paper called on him to "be a man." "Declare that you will either support [Wilfrid Laurier*] and Free Trade or Joseph Seagram and Protection." The voters preferred Seagram.

Snider experienced success in the manufacturing and milling fields. He also dabbled in railway promotion, with the Waterloo Junction Railway, and the sugar-beet industry. Among his other interests were the Toronto Foundry (later the Anthes Foundry), the Snider Lumber Company of Waterloo Limited, which operated mills at Gravenhurst, and the Canada Felting Company Limited of St Jacobs.

Snider is best known for his role in the introduction of public electricity to Ontario. An early convert to the benefits of electricity, in 1894 he had installed a generator at his mill in St Jacobs which also provided power to homes in the town. In 1900 he joined with Daniel Bechtel Detweiler and Joseph Bingeman to form a company to generate power for mines north of Lake Superior. The Michipicoten Falls Power Company Limited was an early success and convinced Snider of the importance of hydroelectric power for industry. In February 1902 he called upon business and community leaders in the area around Berlin to meet and discuss the most effective way to ensure that power generated at Niagara Falls would be made available to businesses and homes in the province. A subsequent meeting in June struck a committee, chaired by Snider, to consider the matter. Snider and Detweiler, the publicist, researcher, and jack-of-all-trades for the venture, spoke to many municipal and business leaders as well as to the Niagara power companies. At a further meeting in February 1903 it was decided to lobby the provincial government either to build transmission lines as a public work or to authorize the municipalities to do so. The government of George William Ross* responded with legislation enabling local governments to proceed. On 12 August Snider became the chair of the Ontario Power Commission, which represented seven municipalities and whose members included London mayor Adam Beck and other leaders. Its report in March 1906 recommended that a cooperative of municipalities construct and operate both a generating and a transmission system for Niagara hydroelectric power. The report was, however, superseded by that of a second commission, appointed in 1905 by the new government of James Pliny Whitney* and chaired by Beck; its recommendation in April 1906 of a provincially owned system carried the day. Four years later Premier Whitney went to Berlin to throw the switch that launched Ontario's hydroelectric system. Snider's role in this development faded from public memory, replaced in great measure by Beck's. In the early 1930s his son William Weber began to lobby the provincial government of George Stewart Henry* to recognize Snider's contribution. This campaign eventually resulted in 1956 in a monument to Snider at St Jacobs and in official recognition from the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Snider died in 1921 in Kitchener, where he had gone to live after his second marriage. A member of the Evangelical Association, he was laid to rest in the St Jacobs cemetery. He had enjoyed great success in his life by embracing new technology: a new method of milling flour, new machinery for agriculture, and a new system for delivering electricity.
Andrew Thomson


E. W. B. Snider's article "Waterloo forests and primitive economics" appears in Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report (Kitchener, Ont.), 6 (1918): 14--36.
Kitchener Public Library, Rare Books Dept., MC 5.4 (Dan Detweiler papers); MC 6.17 (E. W. B. Snider papers); E. W. B. Snider file.
Ontario Agricultural Museum (Milton, Ont.), Waterloo Manufacturing Company coll.
Kitchener Daily Record, 17 Oct. 1921.
John English and Kenneth McLaughlin, Kitchener: an illustrated history (Waterloo, 1983).
Neil Freeman, "Turn-of-the-century state intervention: creating the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, 1906," OH, 84 (1992): 171-94.
F. L. Leung, Grist and flour mills in Ontario: from millstones to rollers, 1780s--1880s (Ottawa, 1981).
H. V. Nelles, The politics of development: forests, mines & hydro-electric power in Ontario, 1849--1941 (Toronto, 1974).
Elliott Richmond, "E. W. B. Snider," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report, 9 (1921): 183--88.
W. A. Schmidt, "The Waterloo Manufacturing Co. Limited," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report, 75 (1987): 16-23.
H. S. Turner and R. W. Irwin, Ontario's threshing machine industry: a short history of these pioneer companies and their contribution to Ontario agriculture (Guelph, Ont., 1974).
G. M. Winder, "Following America into corporate capitalism: technology and organization of the Ontario agricultural implements industry to 1930" (phd thesis, Univ. of Toronto, 1991)2a

2aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval

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E. W. B. Snider

Elias Weber Bingeman Snider was born in the town of Waterloo on June 19th, 1842. His parents were Rev. Elias Snider and Hannah Bingeman. His father was interested in farming, and in flour and saw mills in Waterloo town and township. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, in which he was ordained to the ministry in 1874, when quite an elderly man. Associated with Jacob Y. Shantz and others, Elias Snider took great interest in getting Russian Mennonites to settle in Manitoba, from 1872 to 1874.

A most interesting heirloom, now in the possession of Mr. W. W. Snider, an old Swiss Family Bible, printed in 1560, and purchased by Johannes Schneider in 1564 in Switzerland, records that a descendant, a Johannes Schneider, emigrated to Pennsylvania, then a British colony, in 1736. Mr. Snider's great grandfather was born in Pennsylvania in 1758, and emigrated to Canada in 1806, locating in Waterloo township, then nothing but a wilderness.

Mr. Snider received the rudiments of a public school education, but started to work on his father's farm, near Waterloo town, at the age of 12 years, and continued there until his 18th year. In 1860 he began his apprenticeship in his father's flour mill at German Mills, and made himself so familiar with the details of the business, that when he was 20 years old he was promoted to be manager of the mill. In October of 1864 he arranged with his father to run the German Mills on shares, which was continued for some seven years. In January, 1871, Mr. Snider ventured out for himself by purchasing the flour mill at St. Jacobs, where he removed his young family, and where he continued to make his home for some 44 years. Previous to moving to St. Jacobs, Mr. Snider had in his employ a miller by the name of John Braun, of German extraction, who furnished Mr. Snider with a great deal of information regarding milling processes then existing in Austria and Germany. From a business friend, Mr. W. M. Stark, of Toronto, Mr. Snider received further information, as also his first samples, milled in Hungary, of the roller process flour. With this knowledge the keen perception of Mr. Snider foresaw the great possibilities that were open to those who would lead in the transformation of the milling industry from the short process of grinding with mill-stones, to the gradual reduction system, as by the Roller Process, which patience, time, and hard work were to make possible.
Contributed by Mr. Elliott Richmond, of St. Jacobs.

With this object in view, Mr. Snider early in the year 1875 corresponded with the firm of Hoerde and Co., of Vienna, Austria, and on April 26th of the same year, placed the order for what was (as far as known) the first Roller Process machine which was imported into America. This machine was shipped on Sept. 22, 1875, via Hamburg, Germany, to Guelph, Ont., reached its destination on October 20th, 1875, and was installed in the St. Jacobs flour mill. The price of the machine was £114, 11s, ld, with freight charges of £16, 13s, 5d, and a duty of $57.64.

The German name for the machine was "Walzenstuhle," and from this name Mr. Snider appropriated the title "Walzen" for his choicest brand of flour, which for many years commanded the best prices in many markets. This flour proved of such good quality and so superior to the old stone process that an extraordinary demand was created, not only in Ontario and the Maritime Provinces, but also in the New England States, and for export.

It must not be assumed that the importation of this machine from Austria overcame the flour-milling problems. It only opened up greater possibilities. Improvements were the order of the day for years to come, and Mr. Snider, ever on the alert for further advancement, always installed the latest improved machinery. For this reason a staff of mil-wrights was constantly employed, and while the flour-milling industry was the nucleus of Mr. Snider's fortune, it can be truthfully said that many fortunes had to be sacrificed in the transition stages of the industry in the scrapping of machinery, as what was installed one year proved obsolete a year or two later.

One instance of the pioneer miller's difficulties may be cited. The object of the miller was to produce more and more good quality middlings, or "grits" as it was called in the early days, from which the best white flour was made. In those days there were no elevators to lift and discharge the products from the various machines, and the product was caught in bags, and put through the same machine five or six times before the reduction was of the right fineness for the best quality of flour. In other cases the product was caught in bags in the basement of the mill and carried up several flights of steps, and poured into a hopper feeding the next machine. To transform the milling industry from this primitive stage through all its phases to present conditions, was a stupendous task, and many millers fell by the wayside in the struggle, but those whose vision was clear and efforts tireless were amply re-warded. That Mr. Snider made a success of his flour-milling operations is well known and needs no comment.

After the transition period from the stone to the roller process from about 1875 to 1895, milling machinery became more or less standardized, and the fundamental principles being laid only minor changes have been made since that time. In 1884 Mr. Snider embarked upon another enterprise when he bought the foundry in Waterloo from Jacob Bricker, and entered into a co-partnership with Levi Bricker, which continued to 1894. At this time arrange-ments were made between E. W. B. Snider and Absalom Merner and others to incorporate the Waterloo Manufac-turing Company, amalgamating the Bricker foundry and the Merner foundries in Waterloo and Elmira. Mr. Snider was chosen President of the new company and held the position continuously until his death. The business has been gradually concentrated on King St., Waterloo, where the Bricker plant has been greatly enlarged, and where from 150 to 200 men are employed in the manufacture and sale of engines and threshing machinery.

In the early days all the products of the St. Jacobs mill had to be teamed to Waterloo station, and to overcome that haul Mr. Snider promoted the Waterloo Junction Railway, now a part of the Grand Trunk System. Among other interests during his active career he was president of the Anthes Foundry, Toronto; president of the Snider Lumber Co., Gravenhurst; vice-president of the Ontario Sugar Co., Kitchener, in 1904; director of the Niagara Peninsula Power and Gas Co., St. Catharines; but perhaps the greatest achievement of which his friends are justly proud, was the part he had in originating our present hydro power system. He may well be termed "the Father of Hydro Power," for at the banquet of the Waterloo Board of Trade on Feb. 11th, 1902, Mr. Snider predicted that the majority of those present would see the day when our streets and homes would be lighted, and the machinery of our factories supplied, with power generated at Niagara Falls. The prediction was received with a skeptical smile by many present, but we have lived to see the vision more than realized. In the meantime Mr. Snider did a great deal of preliminary investigating regarding the developing, transmitting, and distributing of Niagara power, and the Ontario Power Act, passed June 4th, during the session of 1903, gave municipalities power to act along these lines. Accordingly representatives from some nineteen munici-palities met in Berlin July 9th, 1903, and after a thorough discussion they appointed a committee consisting of E. W. B. Snider, chairman, R. MacGregor, A. Beck, P. W. Ellis, C. H. Waterous, G. McLagan and L. Goldie. This com- mittee met in Toronto July 16th and decided to ask all municipalities interested to send delegates to meet them at the City Hall, Toronto, August 12th, 1903. This was really the organization meeting of "The Ontario Power Commission," of which Mr. Snider was chairman and J. C. Haight, secretary. Meetings were held from time to time during the next three years and the interest grew apace. The last meeting of the Commission was held at 7 to 9 King St. East, Toronto, Sept. 20th, 1906, when at its conclusion, on motion of W. F. Cockshutt and P. W. Ellis, a hearty vote of thanks was tendered the chairman, Mr. Snider, for the assistance and guidance which he had rendered to the Commission as its presiding officer, and for the very large share he had contributed towards making the work of the Commission a success. From that time the work was taken up by the Ontario Government, and "E. W. B." remained an ardent observer of the success it has been.

Being a very busy man commercially, Mr. Snider yet found time to be interested in the municipal affairs of his native county, and although never a member of a municipal board, we find him active in a wider sphere as Liberal member for North Waterloo in the Provincial Legislature for 13 years, 1881 to 1894, when he declined renomination. During his parliamentary term at Toronto his interests centered around a Municipal Fire Insurance Bill, an amendment to the Assessment Act and to Forest Reservation and Preservation. In the noted election of 1896, Mr. Snider upheld the cause of Liberalism in North Waterloo in a contest for the Dominion Parliament, against the late Joseph E. Seagram, in which he was unsuccessful.

Mr. Snider's varied interests often took him far afield, yet he was a real home man, fond of domestic and cultural accomplishments, sociable, and approachable on any subject tinged with human welfare. On the 19th of April, 1864, he married Nancy Weber at Preston and resided at German Mills until they moved to St. Jacobs in 1871. Of this there survive ten out of eleven children, seven sons and four daughters - Clara, Aldred, Cranson, Fernando, William, Edwin, Elias, Ada, Franklin (deceased), Lola and Amy. Mrs. Snider died in 1912. In 1915 Mr. Snider married Helen Shoemaker and took up his residence at 181 Frederick St., Kitchener, where he kept up an active interest in his business, social and religious relationships to the last. One of his last public contributions was an elaborate article on "Waterloo County Forests and Primitive Economics," which appeared in the 1918 Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, and during the last few months of his life he devoted considerable attention to the matter of erecting a suitable monument to the memory of the first pioneers of 'Waterloo County, who are buried near Doon. He died at his home in Kitchener on Saturday evening, October 15th, 1921, after about two weeks' illness, in his 80th year. A great concourse of friends and relatives paid tribute to his memory at the funeral services held in Zion Evangelical Church, Kitchener, on Wednesday after-noon, October 19th. Interment was in Calvary Church Cemetery, St. Jacobs, amid the scenes he loved best.

E. W. B. Snider had vision as well as courage, initiative and faith in his native land. He gave a large measure of valuable citizenship to Canada during a long term of 60 years of business and public life. Replete with good acts, and of sympathetic nature, his life was an inspiration to those who knew. him best; and to a wider circle it was the mainspring of a prodgious undertaking in behalf of the public.


By courtesy of Mr. W. M. Stark the substance of a letter from him, regarding Mr. Snider and the roller mill process, here follows:
Stark Bros. & Co., Flour and Grain Merchants, Toronto, January 12, 1922.


In the year 1871 I was sent out to this office from our London, England, firm to establish a flour business with Canada. About 1872, while on a visit to the Rev. Mr. Boyd, of Crosshill, I was introduced to Mr. E. W. B. Snider of St. Jacobs, where he was running a mill. As our London firm, Stark & Bruce, represented in Great Britain some half dozen of the big flour mills of Vienna and Budapest, I brought out to this country samples of their flour, which was the finest product known up to that date, and when I showed these samples to Mr. Snider he became so interested that he wanted to know from me what mills made the flours and what their process was. I mentioned that they were all roller mills, and gave him the address of several of them. Eventually he received a Milling Journal giving him the information required, wrote to the manufacturers of the milling machinery, and duly im-ported the machinery. He experimented with it for some time before he could get it to work and then succeeded in producing a flour very much superior to what he had hitherto been able to make on the stones, and I was able to get considerable of his product for shipment to our London firm. I believe he was the first miller on this continent to import rolls. I visited the big mills in Minneapolis a short time after and they had nothing of that nature; they still ground on stones.

I may say that I knew Mr. E. W. B. Snider for many years and thought him one of the most progressive business men in Canada. He seemed to be the first to take up any new scheme and invariably succeeded in his efforts. I considered him one of the most modest, unassuming and strictly honest men that I have met in this country.3a

3aNinth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, Kitchener, Ontario 1921 pg 183 - 188

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E. W. B. SNIDER, M.P.P., of St. Jacob's, is a son of Elias Snider. who was among the early residents of Waterloo Village, where the subject of our sketch was born in 1842. After arriving at manhood he spent a number of years operating the extensive milling establishment at German Mills, Waterloo Township; but about ten years since he purchased the large mills at St. Jacob's, which he has conducted with success ever since, in connection with other mills in New Dundee. Mr. Snider has spared sufficient time from business affairs to become familiar with the leading political problems, and to keep himself fully abreast of the times in his information on all public topics. Has taken a leading and practical interest in the various political campaigns the county, on the Liberal side of the question, and in June last was nominated and elected by that party to the seat in the Ontario Legislature rendered vacant by the resignation of Moses Springer, the former member.4a

4aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsell & Co., Toronto, Ont. 1881

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Waterloo Foundry, Bricker & Co., King Street, Waterloo - Was established by Mr. Jacob Bricker, father of the present senior member of the firm. It was started in a comparatively small way, and it required untiring exertions and a lively spirit of enterprise to build it up to important proportions; but those qualities were not wanting, as the result achieved testified. The business is now conducted by Messrs. Levi Bricker and E.W.B. Snider, under the firm title of Bricker & Co. The 38 years that have passed since the founding of the business have seen many extensions in the buildings to accommodate the increasing trade, until to-day their extent is as follows: Main building, 45x100 feet in dimensions and two stories in height; moulding shop and engine room, 50x80 feet, one story; blacksmiths' shop, 30x40 feet, one story; paint shop, 30x50 feet, one story frame; and implement shed, 34x100 feet, one story frame. In these employment is furnished to 40 skilled and competent workmen. The firm manufactures a general line of agricultural implements, including reapers, mowers, binders, threshers and hay binders, besides general job work and repairing. The work turned out at this foundry is of the very best description, superior in quality and perfect in finish, which has been the main cause in building up and retaining their extensive trade. The annual output of the concern is over $40,000. Both members of the firm are natives of Canada; Mr. Bricker, the senior member, being the practical man and supervising the work, while Mr. Snider attends to the financial and business affairs, the latter gentleman being a representative of the North Riding of Waterloo in the Local House. The industry they conduct is alike creditable to themselves and the town of Waterloo.5a

5aIndustries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

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Elias Weber Bingeman Snider, MPP
 
30515 Elizabeth Snider, "was born April 2nd, 1829. On November 30th, 1847, she was married to Peter M. Musselman. They reside near Conestogo."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snider
 
30516 Elizabeth Snider, "was born July 17th, 1846. On March 23rd, 1869, she was married to Jacob Stoeckle."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snider
 
30517 Elizabeth Snider, "was born May 2nd, 1850. On November 21st, 1871, she was married to Alexander Peterson. They reside in Woolwich Township, west of St. Jacobs, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snider
 
30518 Elizabeth Snider, "was born September 16th, 1851. On December 22nd, 1868, she was married to John Riehm, a farmer. They reside in Wallace township, Perth County."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snider
 
30519 Elizabeth Snider, was born November 29th, 1836. On November 9th, 1858, she was married to Menno S. Shantz and died January 28th, 1893.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snider
 
30520 SNYDER.-Jan. 20th, in Bleumenthal, Waterloo Co., Ont., Elisabeth, wife of Henry Snyder, aged 28 years, 10 months and 1 day, also her infant son 6 days old was laid in the coffin with her. Buried the 23rd at Snyder's meeting-house.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 4 - Feb. 15, 1883 - pp 60,61 
Elizabeth Snider
 
30521 Bowman, Elizabeth Snider, daughter of Joshua and Lydia Jane (Clemens) Snider, was born in Peel Twp., Ont., Sept. 8, 1889; died at Sunnyside Nursing Home, Dec. 31, 1990; aged 101. On Dec. 25, 1913, she was married to Weston Bowman, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Orlo) and 3 daughters (Goldie, Irleen Violet, and Jane Elizabeth). One son (Delmar) preceded her in death. She was a member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 4 -January 22, 1991 - pages 13, 14. 
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Snider
 
30522 The History of St. Jacobs Branch Library

(This text has been adapted from the article "Modest building belies interesting history of St. Jacobs public library" by Lynne Thompson from the Elmira Independent, March 16, 1998, as well as The History of St. Jacobs Public Library recorded by Mrs. John C. (Rena) Buchanan, 1959)
The St. Jacobs Public Library sits on a small lot behind St. James Lutheran church and the Old Factory, in a small, red brick building. Inside the door a staircase leads the way up into the interior of the library which is a gracious, friendly room, large and bright, including two wings and a central alcove.
The wing to the north of the door, with windows on two sides and book-filled shelves, is the children's section. It contains a long, low table with a bench on each side. An identical wing to the south is the adult section, with the traditional tables and chairs. Beautiful old wooden shelves covered with books line the walls. Tying these two wings together is the alcove. It is separated from the main room by a specially constructed librarian's desk. This alcove gave the librarian an ideal place in which to work and serve. The architect planned this alcove upon special recommendation from Miss Winifred Snider of St. Jacobs, who in 1934 was in charge of Mount Allison University Library, Sackville, New Brunswick. The side walls are lined with shelves and cupboards and light streams in through two windows in the end wall. It is from this large wooden desk that the librarian commands her post.
The library owes its existence to St. Jacobs resident Lola Snider, daughter of E.W.B. Snider and Nancy Weber Snider. She had left a sum of money in her will for her sisters, Ada and Amy Snider (also her executors), to donate toward a charitable purpose in the community. Since Lola had loved books, her sisters decided that a library would be a wonderful way to remember her.
Ada and Amy invited three village trustees - Solomon Eby, Henry Ritter and Lincoln Hollinger - as well as other interested St. Jacobs citizens, to their home on August 7, 1933, to discuss the matter.
The trustees were so intrigued with the idea of St. Jacobs having its own library that they decided to hold an open meeting at the Public School Hall, on August 31, 1933.
Lola's brother, W.W. Snider, told the meeting attendants:
"The executors of the Lola Snider estate will secure a site, erect a library building, equip and furnish the same, without any cost to the ratepayers, and will set aside a sum, as an endowment, the income of which will take care of about half of its maintenance, provided the village will make itself responsible for the other half."
In the St. Jacobs Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Books (October 15, 1959), Rene Buchanan explains that the executors of the will felt the citizens of St. Jacobs would show more interest in the library if asked to assume half the cost of the upkeep.
As the meeting drew to a close, a unanimous vote decided that the village should accept the offer of a library.
The citizens of St. Jacobs were given a chance to have their say on September 29, 1933, at Winkler's Hall. The final vote resulted in 152 for the library and 2 against.
Once the village had permission for the project, they began considering locations. Two properties were considered. One was the corner lot on the main highway, where Good's Blacksmith Shop had been for forty years. The second one was one block off the main highway, on Queen Street. It was part of the old school property, which had been purchased by the village in 1929 with the intention of creating a park.
The village trustees felt that the quiet, peaceful Queen Street location, with its large shade trees, would be an ideal spot for a library. They decided to offer it to the library committee 
Ella Lola Snider
 
30523 WISE Mrs. Francis (Elma) - At Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Monday, Oct 23, 1978 following a Brief illness, age 82 years, Elma Snider of 47 Holborn Drive, Kitchener. Daughter of the late Israel Snider and Mary Baetz. Predeceased by her first husband Alvin Knarr and her second husband, Francis Wise. Surviving is one son, Maynard Knarr of British Columbia and two step-sons, James Wise of Route 1, Wallenstein and Brian Wise of Cornwall; one sister Loretta Kutschke of Kitchener and one step-grandchild. Predeceased by four brothers and five sisters. Visitation at the Schreiter-sandrock Funeral Home 51 Benton St. Kitchener. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Lawrence Lewis of Christ The King United Church, officiating, interment to follow in Woodland Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record Newspaper 24 Oct 1978 
Elma Snider
 
30524 Priscilla Snider, "was born February 1st, 1878."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elma Priscilla Snider
 
30525 SNYDER. - Near Waterloo, Ont., Elmer, son of Bro. and Sister Nathaniel Snyder. His age was 1 year, 6 months and 19 days. Funeral services were held Sept. 16. The child having been buried several weeks previous on account of the contagious disease. The services were held at the C. Eby Church by Bro. Jonas B. Snyder in German and Bro. E. S. Hallman in English.1a

1aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXVII, No. 21, November 1, 1900, page 334, 335 
Elmer Snider
 
30526 Horst.- Elva Snider, 87, St. Jacobs, Ont., died April 25. Spouse: David Horst. Parents: Elias and Sarah Bechtel Snider. Children: Marlene Good, Linda Frey, Jeanette Seiling; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 28 ai St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.1a

1aThe Mennonite, May 17, 2005, pages 25-26, Vol. 8, No. 10 
Elva Snider
 
30527 Emma Snider, "was born November 25th, 1865. She is also unmarried and resides with her sister Mary."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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McNally.-Emma Snider, a daughter of Anna and Samuel Snider, was born Nov. 25, 1865, at the old homestead in Waterloo. She was converted to God through Jesus Christ on Jan. 17, 1891, under the influence of J. S. Coffman, and baptized and united with the Mennonite Church the following spring, with which Church she was a true and loyal servant to death. On Mar. 6, 1917, she was married to Isaac McNally with whom she lived a happy and peaceful life. Some two weeks ago she was taken seriously ill. An operation was performed and all possible medical skill exerted to prolong her life. However after the operation she gradually failed and five days later died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Aug. 30. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held from the family residence, Waterloo, on Saturday, Sept 3, Brethren Newton Weber, Jonas Snider and Oscar Burkholder having charge of services.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 26 - September 29, 1921  
Emma Snider
 
30528 Snider. Emmeline, eldest daughter of the late Joshua and Lydia Jane Snider, was born April 20, 1881; died June 17, 1957; aged 76 y. 1 m. 27 d. She was a faithful member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., and as long as health permitted, an untiring worker in the WMSA. Surviving are her husband, their daughter (Beatrice-Mrs. Lloyd Shantz), 4 grandsons, 3 brothers, and 5 sisters. Services were held at the Erb Street Church, in charge of J. B. Martin, assisted by Clare Shantz.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume L, Number 31 - July 30, 1957 - page 694, 695 
Emmeline Snider
 
30529 Ezra Snider, "was born November 25th, 1865, and died April 19th, 1866." apparently a twin brother to Emma.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Ezra Snider
 
30530 Unnamed girl died in infancy. Fannie Snider
 
30531 Fernando Snider, "was born April 30th, 1870. He is married to Emma Steller and resides in New Dundee where he is engaged as book-keeper in his father's mills."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Fernando Snider
 
30532 SNIDER, Foster J. Peacefully, on Friday, August 12, 2011 at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka. Foster J. Snider, formerly of Melbourne, in his 95th year. Predeceased by his wife Lauretta (1995). Dear father of Larry (Diana) of Strathroy. Dear grandfather of Tracey Diorio and Sherie (Joe) Travato, and two step-grandchildren Trevor (Marnie) Elliott, and Jacqueline (Dave) Thomson. Great-grandchildren Sam Diorio, John and Mattea Travato, Blake and Cameron Thomson and Josh, Jake, Mackenna Elliot. Sadly missed by siblings Ruby, Betty, Wally, Darrell, and Dale. Predeceased by brothers Murrel, Ross, John, and sister Rhea. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, family and friends. Friends may call at the Guthrie Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, August 16th from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial service to celebrate Foster's life will commence at 12 p.m. Interment of ashes at a later date. Donations to Guthrie Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, or VON Middlesex-Elgin (Strathroy) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. ELLIOT-MADILL FUNERAL HOME , Mt. Brydges, entrusted with the arrangements, 519-264-1100.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 15 Aug 2011 
Foster Jarvis Snider
 
30533 Franklin Snider, "was born June 14th, 1851. On March 29th, 1870, he was married to Lydia Reist who was born January 20th, 1848, and died March 14th, 1881. On January 13th, 1883, he was married to Martha Letson who was born October 26th, 1857. He resides at West Montrose, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Franklin S. Snider
 
30534 Frederick William Snider, "was born February 18th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Frederick William Snider
 
30535 Mrs. Guy D. Tyack - By Record Correspondent - Elmira, March 18 - The death of Mrs. Guy Tyack, formerly Gertrude Snider, 36, occurred yesterday at the Woodstock General Hospital. The funeral will be held from the E.F. Meadow Funeral Home, Woodstock, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will take place in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Woodstock.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Gertrude Snider
 
30536 Snider.- Gilbert, son of Jonas and Susannah (Horst) Snider, was born in Waterloo Twp., July 30, 1903; died at Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 25, 1981; aged 78 y. On June 18, 1930, he was married to Louida Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Merlyn-Mrs. Stuart Martin, Carol-Mrs. Melvin Bauman, Thelma-Mrs. Lionel Hamilton, and Yvonne-Mrs. Dan Nighswander), 10 grandchildren, and one sister (Hannah Snider). He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 28, in charge of Wilmer Martin and Dan Nighswander; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald, November 24 - Volume 74, Number 47 - 1981, page 886. 
Gilbert Snider
 
30537 TOMLINSON, Grace Anne (nee Snider)

Peacefully after a brief illness, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Grace went to be with her Lord, on Saturday, December 18, 2010, at the age of 73. Predeceased by her beloved husband David Tomlinson (2009). Cherished mother of Marian Adeboboye (Tai), Joanne Tomlinson and Becky Tomlinson (Tim Steenkist). Special grandmother of Adam, Naomi, Daniel, Isaiah, Stage and Skylar. Sister of Clifford Jr., John, Mary Shantz, and Barbara Klaver. Step daughter of Elaine Snider. Predeceased by her parents Clifford and Ella Snider. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, from 10 a.m., until the funeral service, to be conducted in the funeral home chapel, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery. Special thank you to the staff and doctors on floor 3B, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Waterloo Region Record 20 Dec 2010 
Grace Anne Snider
 
30538 TOMLINSON, Grace Anne (nee Snider) Peacefully after a brief illness, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Grace went to be with her Lord, on Saturday December 18, 2010 at the age of 73. Predeceased by her beloved husband David Tomlinson (2009). Cherished mother of Marian Adeboboye (Tai), Joanne Tomlinson and Becky Tomlinson (Tim Steenkist). Special grandmother of Adam, Naomi, Daniel, Isaiah, Stage and Skylar. Sister of Clifford Jr., John, Mary Shantz, and Barbara Klaver. Step daughter of Elaine Snider. Predeceased by her parents Clifford and Ella Snider. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home , 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Tuesday December 21, 2010 from 10 a.m. until the funeral service, to be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery. Special thank you to the staff and doctors on floor 3B at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Donations may be made to the Gideon's Bible Society.

Waterloo Region Record 20 Dec 2010 
Grace Anne Snider
 
30539 Snider. - Grace Magdalena, beloved daughter of Nathaniel and Malinda Snider, was born August 19, 1907, at Preston, Ont.; died at the home of her parents at Strasburg, Ont., on May 12, 1926; aged 18 y. 9 m. 20 d. She had been ailing for about two years with nephritis, but her end came rather unexpectedly. She leaves her sorrowing parents, two sisters, four brothers, and a host of friends. One brother predeceased her 27 years ago in early childhood. Sister Grace united with the Mennonite Church at Strasburg nearly five years ago, and by her own testimony leaves the assurance that she was at peace with God and her fellowmen. She lived an exemplary Christian life. Her pleasant smile and cheerful attitude will always be cherished by all who knew her. Funeral services were held May 15, at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, by Jesse B. Martin and C. F. Derstine.

"The lights are out
In the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn,
for the dweller's away.
She silently slipped
O'er the threshold by night
To make her abode
In the city of light."
1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 9 - May 27, 1926, pages 190, 191. 
Grace Matilda Snider
 
30540 Biehn.-On the 12th of September, in Waterloo county, Ont., of dropsy, Hannah Biehn, maiden name Snyder, wife of deacon Aaron Biehn, aged 69 years and 6 months. The deceased was buried in the graveyard at Weaver's Meeting-house. Many friends and acquaintances assembled on the occasion. She was a faithful member in the Mennonite Church1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 19 - October 1, 1884, p. 301 
Hannah Snider
 
30541 Hannah Snider, "was born April 23rd, 1857. On January 4th, 1874, she was married to Ephraim Shantz. After their marriage they moved two miles south of Berlin where he was engaged in farming until March, 1894, then moved to Didsbury, Alberta, N. W. T., where he is again engaged in farming. To them are born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hannah Snider
 
30542 Hannah Snider, "was born July 16th, 1858. She is married to George Kehr, a farmer. They resided near Goshen P. O., Elkhart, Indiana, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hannah Snider
 
30543 Hannah Snider, "was born March 1st, 1864. She is unmarried and resides home with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hannah Snider
 
30544 SNYDER, Minerva H. -- At St. Mary's Hospital, on Wednesday, Jan 29, 1986, after a lengthy illness, the former Minerva Hanna Snider, formerly of Lexington Road, Waterloo, aged 85 years. She was a member of First United Church, Waterloo and the UCW of the church. She was a graduate of the K-W School of Nursing in 1925. She nursed in Stratford and was named Director of Nursing at Stratford General Hospital, a position she held for 25 years, retiring in 1964. She set up and established the nursing department in Baie Verte Hospital in Newfoundland form 1964 to 1966, for the United Church. She established the St. John's Ambulance in Stratford and received the Order of St. John's of Jerusalem Medal from Governor General Roland Mitchener and was a member of the IODE. Step-mother of Harold and Carol (Mrs. Naci Oner), both of Ottawa, Mrs. Marjorie Cook of Collingwood, Marion (Mrs. Doug Martin) of Elmira; sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Bowman of Kitchener; dearly loved by many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by 12 step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents; her husband, Frederick; six brothers and four sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz- Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Rev. R. H. McColl officiating. Interment will be in the Erb Street Mennonite cemetery. Reception to follow in the Ratz- Bechtel Family Centre.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record - 30 Jan 1986 
Hannah Minvera Snider
 
30545 SNIDER, Harold -- Of 300 Regina St. N., Waterloo, age 69 years at K-W Hospital Saturday, July 11, 1981, after a lengthy illness. Beloved husband of the former Marguerite Bechtel, who is left to mourn his passing; dear father of Ken and daughter-in-law Pat of Bloomingdale and daughter Frances and son-in-law Wayne Starr of Barrie; dear grandfather of Kerry, Brian, Kathryn, Kevin, Karen and Leanne. Also survived by foster sisters Joyce Schlatman of Guelph and Gladys Pfanner of Kitchener. He was predeceased by his parents; Peter Alba and Eliza Jane Strong; one son, Neil and one brother Maurice. Mr. Snider was an active lifetime member of Bloomingdale United Church and a long-time resident of Bloomingdale. He owned and operated Snider's Market along with his son, Ken, for many years. He was assessor for the former Waterloo Township, tax collector and assessment commissioner for the former County of Waterloo, elected councillor of former Waterloo Township, and later elected councillor of the newly formed Woolwich Township Council, Ward 3, for four years. 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, Monday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Wilbur Rodgers and Dr. E. E. Kent officiating. Interment in Bloomingdale Mennonite cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Jul 1981 
Harold Jacob Snider
 
30546 SNIDER, Harry L. -- of 607 Vine St., Cambridge, on Sunday, July 29, 1984, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Gertrude Stremble; dear father of Grace (Mrs. Robert Collins) of Burlington and Jean (Mrs. Richard Waddington) of Brantford. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother, Earl Dnider of Kitchener. Mr. Snider was born in German Mills and resided in Cambridge for a great number of years. Resting at the Bathel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 1 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Memory Gardens.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Jul 1984 
Harold Lucan Snider
 
30547 Harriet Snider, "was born July 5th, 1844. On July 12th, 1868, she was married to John Kilmer, a farmer. They reside near Petoskey, Michigan, and have a large family. Names not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Harriet Snider
 
30548 Death of Mr. Henry Snyder - The Berlin Telegraph says: - It is with feelings of sorrow that we record the death of an old and respected resident of the township of Waterloo, Mr. Henry Snyder, which took place at his residence near Bloomingdale on Monday last, the 22nd inst., after a lingering illness of about three months, aged 66 years. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of this county and was born in the old homestead, where he died, in the year 1810, his parents having settled there some four years before that date. He was widely known and highly esteemed in the community. He always took an active part in aiding every commendable public object, enjoying a large share of public confidence, and occupied the position of Councilor of the Township of Waterloo for several years and represented that township in the Provisional County Council at the time of the separation of Waterloo from the union with Wellington and Grey in 1852. For the last ten years he took an active interest in the affairs of the Agricultural Society of this riding, of which he was at one time the President. He was known as a warm and consistent Reformer. His death will be generally lamented, but especially by those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. His funeral, which took place at Bloomingdale, was largely attended.

Galt Reporter Feb 2 1877 pg 1 
Henry Snider
 
30549 Henry Snider, "the youngest of old Jacob Schneider's large family, was born near Bloomingdale, Ontario, February 2nd, 1811. On march 27th, 1836, he was married to Elizabeth daughter of Jacob C. and Elizabeth (Cressman) Snider. She was born April 19th, 1817. Soon after his married he moved on his father's old homestead where she died January 13th, 1855. Some time after the decease of his wife he was again married to Margaret, daughter of Conrad and Margaret (Kraft) Brehm. She was born October 9th, 1836. Besides being proprietor of the large farm now in possession of his son, Josiah, Mr. Snider was owner of the large roller flour mills in Conestogo, now in possession of his son, Menno S. he and the late Samuel S. Shantz always took an active part in all municipal matters pertaining to their native township and county, Waterloo. Mr. Snider was one of the first parties advocating the necessity of forming a County Agricultural Society, and after its formation was chosen as one of its first directors which position he held for many years in succession. He died January 22nd, 1877. After his decease his widow moved to St. Jacobs where she still resides"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry Snider
 
30550 Henry S. Snider, "was born November 1st, 1824. On December 23rd, 1851, he was married to Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Catharine (Saltzberger) Snyder. Soon after his marriage he moved to Woolwich Township, a few miles west of Elmira where he is the owner of a beautiful farm and where he still resides. His family consisted of eight children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Died near Elmira, on Monday, Oct. 12th, Henry Snider, aged 78 years 11 months, 12 days. Deceased was one of the oldest residents in this section, having come here when yet a young man...He was married in 1851 and had 8 children, 7 of whom are still living. His wife also survives him, as well as 32 grand children and 1 great grand child. The funeral took place yesterday."2a

2aElmira Signet Newspaper 15 Oct. 1903 p. 1, col. 5 
Henry S. Snider
 
30551 Erb Street (David Eby) Mennonite Church

Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).

Due to a difference of opinion in the David Eby congregation, Sunday School classes were held at first in a private home, that of Levi Groff, beginning in 1887. The dissension which resulted culminated in a division in the church in 1889; the minister, Elias Schneider, and the deacon, Menno S. Shantz, left the church and joined with the Old Order Mennonites of Woolwich Township. The following year, 1890, saw the commencement of "Edification Meetings", which were held in the homes of members of the David Eby congregation. These meetings later became the Young People's Bible Meetings.

By the beginning of the twentieth century, it was recognized that the church building was either in need of repair or in need of complete replacement. Consideration was given to building a new church on the same site or on a site on King Street North. A decision was made to accept from Samuel S. Snider the donation of a parcel of land which was also on Erb Street, but nearer town. Excavation of the foundation for the new church began in the Spring of 1902. A dedication service was held on August 17, 1902. A parsonage was built in 1929 on land donated by Herbert Snider, the son of Samuel Snider. The church building was renovated and enlarged in 1949-1950; a dedication service was held on April 9, 1950. Further renovations were made in 1974.1a

1aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Herbert is a twin of John Alvin.

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Snider, Herbert B., son of Samuel and Magdelina (Brubacher) Snider, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Apr. 4, 1888; died in Cambridge, Ont., June 18, 1973; aged 85 y. 2 m. 14 d. On Apr. 25, 1917, he was married to Hannah Weber, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Harold), 3 grandchildren, and one brother (Alvin). He was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 20, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in the Erb Street Cemetery2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 28 - July 17, 1973 - pages 565, 566 
Herbert B. Snider
 
30552 Hiram Snider, "was born September 25th, 1850. On November 5th, 1872, he was married to Leah Bricker (No. 1288). Some time after his marriage he moved to Plattsville, Ontario, where he, in partnership with Mr. Stoeckle, was engaged in the milling business until 1887 when he sold out and moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he is now engaged in some business."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hiram Snider
 
30553 MISS IDA SNIDER

CONESTOGO, May l8 --The death of Miss Ida Snider occurred at her home in Conestogo this morning. The remains are resting at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, pending funeral arrangements.

Kitchener Daily Record 18 May 1944 pg 15 
Ida F. Snider
 
30554 Ida Snider, "was born September 30th, 1866. She is home and unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Ida F. Snider
 
30555 Woolner, Mrs. Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Snider, was born at Floradale, Ont. , March 21, 1889; died at the Freeport Sanatorium, Jan. 20, 1964; aged 74 y. 10 m. 30 d. She was married to Nelson Woolner on Dec. 18, 1912. Surviving, besides her husband, are 4 sons (Royden, Maurice, Walter, and Leonard), one daughter (Priscilla - Mrs. John Szuck), 4 sisters (Mrs. Angeline Bolender, Mrs. Charles Ermel, Nora Snider, and Mrs. Saloma Reger), 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the First Mennonite church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held Jan. 22, in charge of C. F. Derstine.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVII, Number 8 - March 3, 1964, Page 190, 191 
Ida May Snider
 
30556 Triplet! Ira K. Snider
 
30557 Snider, Irvin Austin, son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Martin) Snider, was born at Floradale, Ont., May 13, 1883; died at the Watrous Union Hospital, June 3, 1964; aged 81 y. 21 d. On April 10, 1904, he was married to Lucinda Schmitt, who died March 3, 1957. Surviving are 2 sons (Elmer and Kenneth), 2 daughters (Irva - Mrs. David Rosenburger and Nelda - Mrs. Addison Gingrich), 16 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. In 1918 he moved to the Guernsey district where he farmed until 1947, when he took up residence in Guernsey. He attended the United Church in Watrous1a

1aObituary, Gospel Herald, Sept. 8, 1964  
Irvin Austin Snider
 
30558 Isaac B. Snider, " was born January 13th, 1841. On March 17th, 1861, he was married to Nancy Sitler who was born February 16th, 1840, and died March 28th, 1890. Mr. Snider is a farmer and resides at German Mills. His family consists of the following children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac B. Snider
 
30559 Isaac S. Snider "was born November 9th, 1872. He is a miller by trade and resides at Sanborne, Iowa, where his engaged in a mill. He is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac S. Snider
 
30560 Isabella Snider, "was born February 6th, 1859. On May 7th, 1882, she was married to Solomon Reist, a teacher."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isabella Snider
 
30561 Isaiah Snider, "was born March 26th, 1870. He is married to Ova Bechtel. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged in teaming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaiah Snider
 
30562 Israel Snider, "was born August 17th, 1839. On October 16th, 1860 he was married to Veronica Martin who was born January 27th, 1843, and died June 7th, 1878. On January 14th, 1879, he was again married to Mary Baetz who was born October 15th, 1858. At present Mr. Snider resides near Crosshill, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of sixteen children, of whom the eldest eight were born unto his first wife."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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FOUND DEAD IN FIELD

Mr. Israel Snider, Well Known Waterloo County Farmer Passes Away Suddenly

LARGE FAMILY SURVIVES

Mr Israel Snider of near Crosshill brother of Mr William Snider and Mrs Aaron Kraft, Waterloo died very suddenly on Tuesday afternoon, being found dead in the field on his farm about three o'clock. Deceased although a sufferer from heart troubles for about a year, was able to attend to his duties and on the day of his death was feeling better then usual. After diner he went to the field with disc and team and about three o'clock it was noticed that his team was going about the field without a driver and on investigation Mr Snider was found dead. The late Mr Snider was born on the old homestead near Waterloo, now occupied by Bishop Jonas Snider. Previous to moving to the farm near Crosshill sixteen years ago he resided near Berlin, where he also followed the occupation of farmer. Deceased was in his 42nd year being born August 17, 1839. On October 16th, 1860 he was married to Veronica Martin who died June 7th, 1878. On January 14th 1879 he was again married to Mary Baetz who survives.. His family consists of eighteen children of whom the eldest eight were born unto his first wife viz: Noah, died in infancy, Nancy (Mrs Moses U. Clemens) Mariette Mich., Hannah (Mrs. Daniel E. Shantz) of Berlin, Veronica (Mrs. ?? B. Betzner) Berlin, Isaiah died a year ago [1910], Elizabeth (Mrs Frederick Fr??) Blair, Elias died at age of 5 years, Mary Ann (Mrs. Mrs O. Cobler) Sandusky, Mich. Sylvester, died in infancy, Jacob, Waterloo, Nelson and Aldon, Berlin, Alberta, Toronto, Israel, Waterloo, Elenora (Mrs. Jack Armstrong), Waterloo, Alice, Elma and Loretta, at home. The following brothers and sisters also survive: E.W.B. Snider, St Jacobs, William Snider, Waterloo, Bishop Jonas Snider of near Waterloo, Jacob, John and Isaac, German Mills, Tilman and Amos in Iowa, Mrs. Aaron Kraft, Waterloo, Mrs. Eph. Shantz, Didsbury, Alta. The funeral will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. from his late residence near Crosshill to the Mennonite Church, Berlin for services and the East End Cemetery for interment. Many friends will morn with deep regret of the death of Mr. Snider who was well and favourably known throughout the County where he was an esteemed and respected residence. The bereaved have the sympathy of the community in their affliction.2a

2aBerlin Daily Telegraph, Wed. April 26, 1911, Pg 4: 
Israel Snider
 
30563 Jacob B. Snider, "was born January 10th, 1853. on September 20th, 1874, he was married to Susannah Shantz. They reside at German Mills where he is engaged in farming and the dairy business. His family consists of six children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob B. Snider
 
30564 Jacob B. Snider, "was born January 21st, 1839. He is unmarried and has his home with his brother, Sidney."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob B. Snider
 
30565 Jacob C. Snider "was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, February 19th, 1791. On July 21st., 1812, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Anna (Schowalter) Cressman. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, June 10th, 1791 and died in Waterloo, Ontario, January 12th, 1879. Soon after his marriage he moved on his farm a little to the west of the town of Waterloo where he resided until his death. Not many years after his arrival in Waterloo County he purchased the mill property belonging to the estate of Abraham Erb. Here he was engaged, besides farming, in the milling and saw-mill business and later erected the distillery. He died June 19th, 1865, leaving a family of nine children1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

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

Early pastors except for Rev. Bindemann (1837-1841), who was asked to resign in 1841, were Revs. J. Huettner (1841-1849), F.A. Peifer, Immanuel Wurster (1851-1855), and Jacob Hoelsche who began his ministry in 1855. Rev. Wurster ministered to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Preston jointly with St. John's for one year until assuming charge of only Preston in 1855.2a

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

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On the 19th of June, in Waterloo Co., C.W., of liver complaint and dropsy, Jacob Schneider, aged 74 years, and 4 months. He was born in Franklin Co., Pa., in 1791, emigrated with his father to Waterloo Co., C.W., in 1805; married to Elizabeth Kressman in 1812, and leaves an aged widow and 5 children to mourn their loss. He was calm and composed during his sickness and we hope he has gone from this weary world to rest in his Father's house in heaven. He was buried on the 21st, followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends, on which occasion the brethren Geo. R. Schmidt and Joseph Hegey preached a funeral discourse from Rev. 3: 21. "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I I(sic) also overcome, and am set down with my Father in his throne." E.S.3a

3aHerald of Truth July 1865 - Vol. II, No.7 Page 56

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On September 1st, 1829, Abraham Erb transferred 240 acres of land including his saw-mill and flour-mill to Jacob C. Snider, who had moved from Pennsylvania to a farm a little west of the present town, and Mr. Snider, great-grandfather of Frederick W. Snider, who is now, with his partner, the owner of the same flour mill, carried on business here for many years.

As the waterpower was not sufficient for his purposes, he installed a steam plant. As he then had more power than he required, he added a distillery to his other lines, and this branch of the business was carried on actively for a long time.

His son Elias then rented the mill, and, as he objected to having the still, his father removed it to his own farm. Jacob C Snider transferred 320 acres to his son Elias in 1853, (see County Records), including the mill property and much of what is now the central part of town. A landmark for many years was a tall poplar tree which stood near the mill. It was said that early in the century a poplar switch was used to drive a team of horses from Pennsylvania, and, on his arrival, the driver planted the switch near the mill. It grew to be a very large tree, five feet or more in diameter, and for many years a heavy cable circled it several times as an anchor for a tall iron smokestack, the bark finally growing over the cable. The tree was cut down in the 90's to make way for street improvements, the tree having been planted before there was a street.

The community had a very slow growth for three decades or more after Abraham Erb first located in the cedar swamp, for Jacob C. Snider, like his predecessor, was not anxious to sell his land in small lots to intending settlers. He had a large family and preferred holding his lands as an inheritance.

....In the year 1854, Elias Snider sold most of his holdings of land to John Hoffman and Isaac Weaver, retaining the mill property, the dam and various lots. The price obtained was said to have been $32,000. The land was surveyed by Mr. Schofield, a well known Berlin surveyor of that time, staked off into lots, and the lots sold.4a

4aSixteenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1928, A Historical Sketch of the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, Clayton W. Wells, L.D.S., D. D. S.

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Snider - Forsyth - Home
194 Forsyth Dr, Waterloo
Part of Lot 22, German Company Tract



The Germany Company, originating in Pennsylvania, was initially comprised of 26 shareholders. These shareholders raised 10,000 pounds to purchase 60,000 acres of property which came to be known as Waterloo Township. The property was bought from Richard Beasley. He, along with two partners, had purchased a total of 94,012 acres from the Crown who held the land in trust for Chief Joseph Brant of the Mohawk or Five Nations Indians. This transaction took place in 1798.

Lot 22 of the German Company Tract originally comprised 448 acres stretching between boundaries now defined approximately by streets Erb and Glasgow. It was sold by David and Jacob Erb, agents of the German Company, to Abraham Gingrich in 1805. In 1815, David Gingrich, Abraham's son, sold the lot to John Binkley of Ancaster. Binkley, in turn, sold the entire 448 acres to Jacob C. Snider in 1842.

Jacob C Snider was a Mennonite. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1790 and worked as a yeoman. His wife, Elizabeth, was born in 1791. The house at 194 Forsyth Drive was built by Jacob C. Snider in 1845. This fact is recorded in the census records of 1861. The original house was a two-storey, typical Georgian frame with walls 15 - 16 inches thick. These walls were made of concrete and brick, and were covered by a clapboard exterior. The entire house, at that time, was comprised of the present day living room and centre hall.

In 1853, Jacob C. sold the property to his nephew, Samuel S., a farmer. In 1864, Samuel took out a mortgage for $6,000 from the Canada Permanent Building Society. The mortgage was discharged in 1863 according to the 1861 census. Samuel and his wife Anna had 8 children - Cyrus, Elizabeth, Catherine, Hiram, Samuel, Menno, Susanna and Titus. With a family of this size it is speculated that the money was used for very needy additions. These included four second floor bedrooms, a third floor attic, a dining room, and the present-day kitchen. The architectural design of the addition was Gothic rather than the original Georgian. This is evident in the pointed cathedral window, the centre peaked roof, and the decorative mouldings above the east and west entrances to the centre hall.

One of the interesting additions to the house involves a separate building of brick construction which may be entered from the living room of the main house. The date of this addition is unclear according to some reports. It was used as a laundry prior to 1936. In a recent interview with Mrs. Howard Snider, who moved into the house as a new bride in 1929,[Howard and Linda were married in 1919] this addition was referred to by her as the "milk house," for the farm was still operational in those years. Mrs. Snider's daughter recalls, "my sister was old enough then to do the selling [of milk] to the townspeople. We would bring the milk from the barn, and use the milk house as our dairy." It is quite possible, however, that this building had been constructed prior to 1851 as "the doddy house" of Jacob and Elizabeth, for the census records of that year described their home as a "one storey brick." It was a very common Mennonite practice in those days for parents to have an add-on building constructed to the home of a son or daughter. Housed in this room is an enormous Dutch oven which was used for cooking. It remains uncertain whether this was the original location, or whether it had been relocated from another area of the house. While the large metal doors used to close the oven have been removed to expose the hearth, the cranes for supporting huge cooking pots remain.

Of the 448 acre property, Samuel sold 117 acres to his son, Titus, in 1903 for $8,000. In 1908, the executors of Titus Snider sold the property to George H. Hahn for $10,550. Six years later, the land was returned to the Snider family, this time to Jacob S., a ninth child of Samuel S., born after the 1861 census. The cost was $17,550. For the same amount Jacob sold the land to his son Howard S. in 1929. Jacob and his family then moved to the farm house now designated as 131 William Street West [Waterloo]. Howard sold various parcels of his land off, including a sizeable portion to the Westmount Golf and Country Club, and 56 acres, a
at a cost of $16,782 to John Derby C. Forsyth.

The Forsyths, who purchased the property in 1936 never lived at 194 Forsyth Drive, the street which now bears his name. It was purchased as a guest house. Shortly after they acquired the property, the old barn was torn down and an elaborate new one was built. Pine beams from the old were salvaged and sawed into mellow panelling for the livingroom and master bedroom of the house. "He didn't want to leave the land empty," said Mrs. Forsyth, "so he put in grain and bought a herd of purebred Jersey cattle. He lost money every year."

In 1947, the house was sold to Dominion Life Assurance Company. They planned a housing development and put the house up for sale. While the tender of Dr. Archie Case was not the highest submitted, his plans for the house most appealed to the company, and the property became his the following year. In his renovations, three-quarters of the house was replastered, and the old fashioned closed stairway was opened onto the centre hall. Part of the livingroom was put up on jacks, and garages were constructed under it at basement level. Adverse to change of any sort in the refurbishing, Dr. Case contracted for copies of the rotting window sashes, interior trim; and clapboard for exterior repairs was specially milled.

In 1963, the house was sold to Mr. and Mrs. J. Askin. Subsequent owners to the Askins included Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Epp in 1978 - 1980, and a Ms. D. Crossan and a Mr. D. Zimmer, 1980 - 1982.5a

5aMuch of the research for the history was done by Marg Rowell, Waterloo. This was printed with permission by Marion Roes from the framed history hanging in the hall of the 2008 owners. 
Jacob C. Snider
 
30566 Jacob C. Snider, "was born January 12th, 1822. He was married to Nancy Bricker who was born July 29th, 1820. They resided in St. Jacobs where he was proprietor of the mills now in possession of E. W. B. Snider. He died March 12th, 1857, (* He was a passenger on board the illfated train that broke through the bridge crossing the Desjardine Canal near Hamilton. He was one of the number who was instantly killed. Date of the accident March 12th, 1857.) leaving a family of five children1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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We have lost no one from Berlin, but St. Jacobs mourns for one manly heart which has ceased its pulsations. Poor Jacob C. Snyder, jr., we parted with him in Toronto on Wednesday morning, in the enjoyment of health and in the hope of a long and useful life. Thursday evening he was a corpse! Mr. Snyder had gone to Toronto to place himself under the care of Dr. Cadwell, the Oculist. He had left Toronto to see a party in Hamilton, intending to return on the morrow. Unfortunate man -- he hurried himself into eternity. He was a generous-hearted and upright man, and we feel certain left not an enemy in the world. His remains were brought to St. Jacobs on Saturday and were laid in their last restingplace on Monday, attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends. The evidence on the Coroner's Jury, taken thus far, we are unable to print this week, Until the verdict is rendered we withhold our opinion of the cause of the accident -- an opinion formed after the closet examination of surrounding appearances.2a

2aBerlin Chronicle 18 Mar 1857

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A-1-132
Jacob C. Snyder Letters of Administration of the estate of Jacob C. Snyder the younger, late of the Township of Woolwich, Gentleman, deceased, to Nancy Snyder, Woolwich, aforesaid widow of the said deceased upon her giving proof that the said deceased died intestate on or about the twelfth day of March 1857 and on her giving a bond with security for the due administration of such estate herself and two sureties in the persons of Elias Snyder, of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, [note added over text] "in the sum of twelve thousand pounds", and Jacob Bricker of the Village of Waterloo, Mechanish[sic] each in the sum of two thousand pounds, the inventory delivered being to the amount of six thousand two hundred and ninety five pounds 2/6.

Letters granted 7th April 1857
Died 12th March 1857
Inventory £6295/2/63a

3aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.
 
Jacob C. Snider
 
30567 Jacob Snyder Jr., was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, January 15th, 1794. He was twelve years of age when his parents moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, near Bloomingdale, where young Jacob was raised. In February, 1818, he was married to Mary Baumann (No. 51) who was born May 25th, 1794, and died March 12th, 1826. Some time after the deceased of his first wife he was again married to Magdalena Baumann (No. 53), sister to his first wife. Soon after his married he moved on the farm now possessed by Rev. Menno B. Bowman where he resided until his death which took place October 3rd, 1862. His family consisted of ten children, of whom six were born unto his first wife."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob J. Snider
 
30568 Jacob S. Snider, "was born January 25th, 1819. On March 26th, 1844, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Bowman) Schneider. She was born June 10th, 1822. Soon after their marriage they moved on his farm several miles north-east of Bloomingdale where they still reside. Mr. Snider has always taken an active part in all municipal matters pertaining to the township and has been councillor for several years. He was a good farmer but now lives retired."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snyder.- On the 6th of April, 1907, two miles northeast of Bloomingdale, Waterloo Co., Out., Bro. Jacob S. Snyder, aged 88 Y., 2 M., 12 D. Deceased had been in poor health for some time, nevertheless his end came quite suddenly and unexpectedly on the afternoon of the above date. He was born Jan. 25, 1819, was married March 26, 1844, to Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Bowman) Schneider. To this union were born six sons and six daughters, of whom one son preceded him. Bro. Snyder was a member of the Mennonite church and was well known and highly respected throughout the community in which he lived. He was one of the early settlers in the district and remembered when practically all of that country was an unbroken forest. Funeral services were held on the 9th. Buried in the Snyder cemetery near Bloomingdale2a

2aHerald of Truth April 18, 1907, page 151, 152 Volume XLIV, Number 16 
Jacob S. Snider
 
30569 Jacob S. Snider, "was born July 5th, 1861. He is engaged in farming and is the possessor of the west part of his father's large farm. He is married to Ida Stauffer and has a family of four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snider.--Jacob S., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Snider, was born July 5, 1861; passed away after a brief illness at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Dec. 1, 1947; aged 86 y. 4 m. 26 d. In 1887 he was married to Ida Stauffer. He was a member and regular attendant of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., and was a member of the Mennonite Aid Union, on whose executive committee he served for many years. Surviving are his widow, 4 sons (Howard, Vernon, and Clare, Waterloo, Ont.; and Willard, Hawthorne, Calif.), 3 daughters (Beulah--Mrs. Clayton Snider, Waterloo, Ont.; Irma--Mrs. Hiram Nissley, Mt. Joy, Pa.; and Eileen--Mrs. Melvin Martin, Floradale, Ont.), 21 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by S. F. Coffman and J. B. Martin at the Erb Street Church.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 38 - December 16, 1947 -- pages 814 - 815

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partial obituary

The death of Jacob S. Snider, 86, of 131 William St. West, Waterloo, occurred at the KW Hospital early today following a brief illness. A well known citizen in this district, Mr. Snider once farmed the land where the Westmount Golf Club is now located. He was a member of the Waterloo sewer commission for many years. The s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Snider, he was born at Waterloo July 5, 1861. He retired from farming in 1921. He was a member of the Erb. St. Mennonite Church, Waterloo. His marriage to the former Ida Stauffer, who survives, took place in Strasburg in 1887. The couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in Sept. of this year. Surviving besides his wife, are four sons, Howard, Vernon and Clare, Waterloo; Willard, Hawthorn, Calif. ; three daughters, Mrs. Clayton(Beulah) Snider, Waterloo; Mrs. Melvin (Eileen) Martin, Floradale; and Mrs. H. G. (Irma) Nissley, Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania. 21 grandchildren and 8great-grandchildren.3a

3aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Dec 1947 
Jacob S. Snider
 
30570 Snider, James H., son of Lorne and Violet (Fleck) Snider, was born in West Montrose, Ont., Oct. 2, 1936; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Nov 27, 1980; aged 44 y. Surviving is his mother. He was a member of First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, Nov 29, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in Memory Gardens.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 53 - December 30, 1980, page 1060 
James H. Snider
 
30571 SNIDER, James H. James H. Snider died at home on the evening of November 7, 2016 surrounded by family. He was well cared for by CCAC Hamilton PSWs and VON nurses, Janice (Lambke), his loving wife of 57 years, and his four children; Judy Mitchell (Lee Stevens), Tim Snider (Joyce Richardson), Jennifer Dmytrus (Steve) and John Snider (Amanda). He is dearly loved by his eleven grandchildren. James Snider was the son of the late J. Stanley Snider and Erma Shantz Snider. Jim lived his faith through his actions. He was passionate about his family, surgery, farming and service to others. A loving father, he has always been supportive and proud of his children, all of whom have benefited from his love, intelligence, kindness and humour. Dr. Snider's professional life at Cambridge Memorial Hospital included stints as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff, where he enjoyed many enduring relationships with staff and patients. Service to others included building relationships through Refugee Sponsorships and medical work in Africa and Central America. Jim was a committed member of Wanner Mennonite Church where he served in many capacities, developing friendships with all ages. Jim loved to farm and found great joy in caring for his cattle and working his fields. Always a family affair, farming with him was an opportunity for children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends to learn, grow and work together. He will be greatly missed. Visitation is on Friday, November 11 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, November 12 from 1-3 p.m. The Memorial Service will follow at 4:30 p.m. All events will be held at Wanner Mennonite Church.

Waterloo Region Record, 10 Nov. 2016 
Dr. James Howard Snider
 
30572 Joel Snider, "was born September 11th, 1817, and died of cholera, July 31st, 1834."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joel Snider
 
30573 Joel Snider, was born August 31st, 1847. On October 5th, 1873, he was married to Mary Reed. They also reside near Petoskey, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. They have a family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joel Snider
 
30574 John Snider, "was born December 24th, 1848. on June 5th, 1870, he was married to Magdalena Snyder. They reside near German Mills where he is engaged in farming. To them are born four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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SNIDER. John Snider was born in Waterloo, Ont., Dec. 24, 1848; passed peacefully away Feb. 15, 1930; aged 81 y. 1 m. 22 d. On June 5, 1870, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Snyder, who preceded him in death Oct. 3, 1900. On Aug. 12, 1903, he was married to Lydia E. Bergey, who also preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 1925. To the first union were born four children, two daughters (Hannah and Almina) dying in infancy. Those who remain are two sons, (Ephraim and Urias), and eight grandchildren. Bro. Snider had the joy of seeing all his children and grandchildren converted and unite with the Mennonite Church. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He was patiently waiting and longing to leave this world, and to go home to be with Jesus. Funeral services were held on the 18th at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of Bros. O. Burkholder and Jesse B. Martin. Text, Isa. 3: 10, 11. Interment in adjoining cemetery.2a

2a
GOSPEL HERALD - Volume XXII, Number 49 - March 6, 1930, p. 1005, 1006 
John Snider
 
30575 1. John Snider was born 25 AUG 1840 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN. He married Susannah Moyer 7 AUG 1860 in Berlin, Waterloo Co, ON, daughter of William Moyer and Mary Erb. She was born 25 AUG 1842 in Berlin, Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.

Children of John Snider and Susannah Moyer are: 2 i. Hattie Snider was born 8 MAR 1861 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.
3 ii. Martha Snider was born 5 NOV 1863 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.
4 iii. Lizzie Georgina Snider was born 11 OCT 1866 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.
5 iv. Annie Florence Snider was born 30 DEC 1869 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.
6 v. Vivian Snider was born 21 SEP 1872 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN 
John Bricker Snider
 
30576 John B. Snider, "was born August 25th, 1840. On August 7th, 1860, he was married to Susannah E. Moyer. They reside in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged in business. His family consists of five children"1a

1a Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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JOHN BRICKER SNIDER

The Sniders are a numerous and important family in Waterloo County. The ancestor of many of them was Christian Schneider, who was born in Pennsyvania 1758 and died in Waterloo County 1850. He came from Pennsylvania in 1806, settled, and built the fine timber house still standing near the village of Boon. One generation further back we find the progenitor Jacob Schneider, born in the Palatinate, who came to Pennsylvania as a boy. With Christian Schneider from Pennsylvania came his son Jacob C. Snider, born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 1791, who married in 1812 and shortly after took a farm a little west of what became the town of Waterloo, later acquired the Waterloo grist mill, had also a sawmill and a distillery, and lived in the village, his house being on the site of the present Waterloo town hall. One of his younger sons, Jacob C. Snider, Jr., was born in 1822, married Nancy Bricker, resided later in St. Jacobs where he had the mill, and lost his life in the Desjardins canal disaster, near Hamilton, March 12th., 1857.

The subject of our sketch, the second son of Jacob C. Snider, Jr., was born in Waterloo, August 22nd., 1840, and died there October 5th., 1917. At the time of his father's tragic death he was at the Rockwood Academy, then a school of wide and deserved reputation. His grandfather took charge of the mill in St. Jacobs, but young John left school and for a few years was employed in the store of Bemis and Chalmers in St. Jacobs. On removal of the family to Waterloo he became accountant in the mill, formerly owned by his grandfather but then by Moyer, Ralph and Company, where he remained for a number of years.

About 1864 he became the partner of the late John Shuh in a general store and was in this business for over thirty years. He sold his interest in the store about twenty years ago and purchased the manufacturing plant of the Graybill Manufacturing Company, which he carried on successfully till 1916 when he disposed of his interest to the Snyder Desk Co. His retirement marked the completion of over fifty years of trading and manufacturing activity, during the latter part of which he carried on 'the manufacturing of office, school and church furniture, which business developed to large proportions under his direction.

Mr. Snider was a member of the Methodist church in Waterloo. In politics he was a Liberal. He never took prominent part in public affairs. While of a retiring disposition he was a man of energy and enterprise, and of integrity of character.

John B. Snider married Susannah E. Moyer, August 7th., 1860. Mrs. Snider and four daughters survive.2a

2aFifth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1917 
John Bricker Snider
 
30577 Triplet! John Henry Snider
 
30578 John S. Snider, "was born November 12th, 1826. On October 7th, 1851, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Christina (Berket) Kraft. She was born October 15th, 1832. In fall of 1859 they moved to Elkhart County, Indiana, and from there, in 1864, to Chickasaw County, Iowa, near Bradford P. O., where he died October 15th, 1877. His family (No information in regard to his children's residence, trade, or to whom married)"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John S. Snider
 
30579 SNIDER, J. Stanley -- At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on March 15, 1985, John Stanley Snider formerly of RR 2, Atwood, aged 81 years. Former member of the Mannheim, Strasburg and Listowel Mennonite Churches. Presently a member of Preston Mennonite Church. Very active in the community in which he lived. Husband of the late Erma Snider (nee Shantz) who predeceased him in 1978. Father of Paul and his wife Dorothy of Ayr, James and his wife Janice of Cambridge, Kenneth and Wife Marie of Arwood, Robert of Ayr, Miriam (Mrs. Howard Cressman) of Kitchener, Audrey (Mrs. William MacDonald) of Owen Sound and Lucille (Mrs. Elmer Ellison) of Moorefield; brother of A. Leonard Snider of Waterloo. Predeceased by his parents Ephram and Lucinda Snider; one daughter Mary Carol and one sister Sylvia (Mrs. Solomon Gehman). Sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Saturday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service and committal will take place at Preston Mennonite Church Sunday at 3 p.m. Spring burial will take place at Mannheim Mennonite cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Mar 1985

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Snider, J. Stanley, son of Ephraim and Lucinda (Hallman) Snider, was born at Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 24, 1904; died of a heart attack at Cambridge Hospital, Mar. 15, 1985; aged 81 y. On Sept. 4, 1929, he was married to Erna Shantz, who died on Feb.2, 1978. Surviving are 4 sons (Paul, James, Kenneth, and Robert), 3 daughters (Miriam-Mrs. Howard Cressman, Audrey-Mrs. William MacDonald, and Lucille-Mrs. Elmer Ellison), 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one brother (A. Leonard Snider). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Mary Carol) and one sister (Sylvia-Mrs. Solomon Gehman). He was a member of Preston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 17, in charge of Brian Bauman and Paul Martin; interment in Mannheim Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 78, Number 16 -April 16, 1985, page 276, 277, 278  
John Stanley Snider
 
30580 Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).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. Jonas B. Snider
 
30581 Jonas Snider, "was born October 2nd, 1858. His boyhood days were spent on the farm he now possesses. The long summer months were engaged in performing such duties generally allotted to the juvenile race, while the winter time was engaged in attending the public school of the neighborhood where he received such an education generally furnished by those schools. When a young man he joined the church of his choice, the Mennonite, of which body he is held in high esteem for his many noble qualities. On June 24th, 1892, he was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church. His sermons are characterized by ability and great faithfulness and are well received by his congregation and others. As a minister he is a diligent and faithful worker and pursues his calling with great devotion, doing good unto all. On April 1st, 1879, he was united in matrimony with Lucy Snyder who died June 15th, 1886. On July 5th, 1887, he was again married to Susannah Horst. Mr. Snider's family consists of nine children, of whom the four eldest were born unto his first wife"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snider.-Jonas Snider was born near Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 2, 1858; died after a lengthy illness, at his home, Waterloo, Sept. 6, 1944; aged 85 y. 11 m. 4 d. On April 1, 1875, he was married to Lucy Ann Snyder, who predeceased him in 1886. On July 5, 1887, he was united in marriage to Susanna Horst, who passed away in 1933. He is survived by 8 sons (Edgar, Clayton, and Delton, Waterloo; Addison and Walter, Bridgeport; Omar, New Dundee; Benjamin, Woodstock; and Gilbert, near Waterloo), 2 daughters (Clara and Hannah, at home), 30 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Amos, of Iowa).
Many incidents and experiences of interest were connected with Bro. Snider's life. His grandfather, Jacob C. Snider, was a pioneer of Waterloo County. He came from Pennsylvania and engaged in the sawmill and flour mill business at Waterloo. His father, Elias Snider, was a minister in the Mennonite Church.
In 1885 a wonderful revival was experiences in Waterloo County. It was not the custom of the church to have evangelistic services in the churches. A number of brethren, among them Noah Stauffer and Solomon Gehman, preached the Gospel in private homes, and many were converted. Among these converts was our departed Bro. Snider. At that time Sunday schools were not held in the church houses. In 1887, in a private dwelling owned by Levi Groff (at present the home of Bro. Snider's son, (Clayton), a Sunday school was organized, and the brethren Levi Groff and Jonas Snider were chosen as superintendents. The workers in this Sunday school labored faithfully in spite of opposition, and under the blessing of God the school outgrew its quarters. It was then held in Martins Schoolhouse, and finally in the David Eby Church.
On June 24, 1892, Bro. Snider was ordained a minister in the David Eby Church, now the Erb St. Mennonite Church, Waterloo. On Nov. 17, 1895, he was ordained bishop. In his church record book he wrote: "Nov. 17, 1895 at the Cressman Church ordination services were held to ordain a bishop to assist Bishop Elias Weber in his field of labor, when it again pleased God to let the lot fall on me." He held this office until the Lord saw fit to call him home. At his request the conference released him form his major responsibilities as bishop in 1935. During his ministry he filled many preaching appointments, and two or three days with horse and buggy were often required to make the round trip. Among these appointments were : Mosa (Bothwell), Glen Allen, Port Elgin, Hanover, Rainham and South Cayuga, Wallace, Zurich, Clarence Center, N.Y., and Berne, Mich. The congregations in his bishop district were: Waterloo, Kitchener, Snyder, Cressman, Wanner, Hagey, and Weber's. Bro. Snider officiated at many ordination services. He preformed two hundred and forty-two wedding ceremonies. His baptismal records are not complete, but up to 1919 he had baptized over six hundred people. In the conference district his name will long be remembered. At the close of his ministry we can say in the words of Scripture: "After he had served his own generation by the will of God, [he] fell on sleep." (Acts 13:36). "I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing" (11 Tim. 4:6-8). The family will miss him as a loving father. The congregation at Waterloo will remember him as a faithful minister and bishop. In the conference he rests from his labors, but his works do follow him. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of the following brethren: Merle Shantz, B. B. Shantz, M. Hallman, C. F. Derstine, S. F. Coffman, M. H. Roth, and J. B. Martin.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 25 - September 22, 1944, page 503, 504

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Erb Street (David Eby) Mennonite Church

Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).
Due to a difference of opinion in the David Eby congregation, Sunday School classes were held at first in a private home, that of Levi Groff, beginning in 1887. The dissension which resulted culminated in a division in the church in 1889; the minister, Elias Schneider, and the deacon, Menno S. Shantz, left the church and joined with the Old Order Mennonites of Woolwich Township. The following year, 1890, saw the commencement of "Edification Meetings", which were held in the homes of members of the David Eby congregation. These meetings later became the Young People's Bible Meetings.
By the beginning of the twentieth century, it was recognized that the church building was either in need of repair or in need of complete replacement. Consideration was given to building a new church on the same site or on a site on King Street North. A decision was made to accept from Samuel S. Snider the donation of a parcel of land which was also on Erb Street, but nearer town. Excavation of the foundation for the new church began in the Spring of 1902. A dedication service was held on August 17, 1902. A parsonage was built in 1929 on land donated by Herbert Snider, the son of Samuel Snider. The church building was renovated and enlarged in 1949-1950; a dedication service was held on April 9, 1950. Further renovations were made in 1974..3a

3aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose
 
Rev. Jonas B. Snider
 
30582 The funeral of the late Jonas Snider, former resident of the Plattsville district, whose death occurred in Brantford General Hospital, was held Tuesday. Mr. Snider passed away after a week's illness following a heart attack, in his 87th year, Born on Sept.20th, 1853, in Baden, he married Lydia Bock, in 1877. Surviving are two sons, Wesley and Norman both of Brantford, four daughters Mrs. Walter Smith, Platteville, Mrs. Rose Hawkins, Brantford, Mrs. ArchieOverholt, London, one brother, John Snider, Moorefield; 18 grandchildren, six great grandchildren.

Waterloo Chronicle 2 Feb 1940 pg 3 
Jonas L. Snider
 
30583 Joshua S. Snider, "was born February 17th, 1853. He is married to Lydia Jane Clemens (No. 1692) and resides on 4th Line, Peel Township, Wellington County, where he is engaged in farming. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joshua S. Snider
 
30584 Josiah Snider, "was born December 3rd, 1851. He is the occupant of the old "Jacob Schneider Homestead" near Bloomingdale where he is engaged in farming. Besides farming, Mr. Snider is engaged in doing an extensive business in the buying of selling of fat cattle which he generally ships to the English market."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Josiah Snider
 
30585 Leah Snider, "was born November 21st, 1857. She is married to Ephraim W. Weber, a farmer, who resides on his father-in-law's homestead"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Weber.-Sister Leah Weber (nee Snyder), wife of Bro. Ephraim Weber, was born Nov. 21, 1857; died June 7, 1930; aged 72 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was married to Bro. Weber March 20, 1883. This union was blessed with 4 children. She leaves her husband, 3 daughters, 1 son, 7 grandchildren, 1 brother and 4 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Sister Weber had been ailing for a few years, and particularly the last 6 months she suffered from dropsy. Realizing that the end was nearing, she was eager to depart and be with Christ which is far better. Funeral services were held at the Elmira Church by Bros. Oscar Burkholder, Moses Brubacher, and Abram Gingrich. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast.
All is over, suffering ended,
And our mother is at rest."2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 19 - August 7, 1930, p. 414, 415 
Leah Snider
 
30586 Leander S. Snider "was born September 20th, 1867. He is at home on the farm and unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Leander S. Snider
 
30587 LEONARD E. SNIDER 1913-2007 Passed away peacefully on Saturday May 12, 2007 at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre, 2 days prior to his 94th birthday. Father of Barry and his wife Cheryl of Waterloo and Poppy of Tori and Aaron. Also survived by brother-in-law, Lloyd Scheidel, many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his wife, Helen (Fleming), 2003; parents, Deldon and Loretta (Erb); brothers, Ron and Eddie and sister, Delores. Len was a lifelong resident of Waterloo and proprietor of Waterloo Stove and Appliances where he got to know and appreciate all of his customers. After he sold in 1976, he had the time to travel extensively spreading his goodwill to all he touched. Len will always be remembered for his love of life and the friendships and fun he had with everyone he met throughout his life. He was a life member of the Waterloo Lions Club and Past District Governor. He cherished and enjoyed his membership as a Mason, Shriner and Jester. He was a 61 year member of Waterloo Lodge No. 539 A.F. & A. M. and charter member of Brotherhood Lodge No. 723 A.F. & A. M. He was the recipient of the prestigious William Mercer Wilson medal in 1989. Member of Kitchener Chapter No. 117 R.A.M. Royal City Lodge of Perfection, Guelph Chapter Rose Croix and Moore Sovereign Consistory - Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. He contributed in countless ways as a member of Mocha Temple Shriners, Past President Waterloo County Shrine Club, Mocha Motor Corp and Mocha Jeepsters. He travelled throughout North America as a member and ambassador of London Court No. 56 Royal Order of Jesters. He was also a member of First United Church, Waterloo. Many thanks to the staff at Columbia Forest - particularly Eby House for their care and compassion these past four years. Friends are invited to share their memories of Len with his family during memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 in the funeral home chapel. The memorial service to celebrate Len's life will be held at First United Church, King and William Streets, Waterloo on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Hawley officiating. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. Condolences for the family and donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Len, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aTHE RECORD - May 14, 2007 
Leonard E. Snider
 
30588 SNIDER, Leonard G., son of David M. and Malina (Weber) Snider, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., June 7, 1904; died at St. Mary's Hospital on Apr. 3, 1986; aged 81 y. He was married to Mary Ann Shantz, who died in 1928. He was later married to Violet Weber who died in 1970. Later he married Irene Becker, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Marie and Ruby Mrs. Elroy Wideman), one son (Edward), 3 stepchildren (Lorne and Garry Becker, and Merlene Yandt), 9 grandchildren, 2 great-granddaughters, and one sister (Mrs. Erma Snyder). He was preceded in death by 2 infant sons (Elmer and Clifford), and one brother (Angus). He was a member of St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 5, in charge of Gordon Martin and Clare Wideman; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 79, Number 18 - May 6, 1986, page 354  
Leonard Gordon Snider
 
30589 Snider.- Lorne, son of Wellington and Jennie (Pirie) Snider, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont.; died of a heart attack at West Montrose, Ont., Mar. 12, 1977; aged 76 y. He was married to Violet E. Feick, who survives. Also surviving are one son (James) and 2 sisters (Edna-Mrs. Horace Mann and Janet-Mrs. Clayton Feick). He was preceded in death by 4 sisters (Florence, Lenore, Mrs. Ida Buschert, and Mrs. Sarah Schmidt) and 2 brothers (Ralph and Urbin). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home on Mar. 15, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in Memory Gardens.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 70, Number 14 - April 5, 1977, page 294

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SNIDER, Lorne -- At his home, Route 1, West Montrose, on Saturday afternoon,suddenly following a heart attack, Lorne Snider, age 76 years.Mr. Snider was born in Waterloo Township, a son of the late Wellington Snider and the former Jennie Pirie, He farmed at Route 1, West Montrose, for many years and had attended First Mennonite Church.He is survived by his wife, the former Violet E. Feick; a son James, athome and two sisters Edna (Mrs. Horace Mann) and Janet (Mrs. Clayton Feick),both of Kitchener. He was predeceased by four sisters, Florence, Lenore, Mrs.Ida Bushart and Mrs. Sahar Schmidt, and by two brothers, Ralph and Urban.Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W.,Kitchener. Funeral service in the chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Rev Glenn Brubacher officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.2a

2aKitchener - Waterloo Record 14 Mar 1977 
Lorne Snider
 
30590 Lovina Snider, "was born October 9th, 1866. She is home and unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Lovina Snider
 
30591 Note on page 332 it gives Lucinda's birth date as 30 Oct 1853. Lucinda Snider
 
30592 Lydia Snider, "was born April 8th, 1861. On march 2nd, 1884, she was married to John S. Musselman. They reside near Elmira, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Lydia Snider
 
30593 GINGRICH, Mrs. Ira -- On Friday, August 19, 1977, at Rostharn Hospital, Rosthern, Sask., the former Lydia Ann Snider, beloved wife of Ira Gingerich of Guernesy, Sask., age 92 years.Predeceased by her husband and daughters, Eileen and Beulah. Survived by sons Harold of Florida, Clifford of Vancouver, BC., Earl of Edmonton, Alta., Cameron of Simpson, Sask., and daughters, Stella and Norma of Winniprg, Man.Funeral service Monday, August 22 at 3 p.m. at Sharon Mennonite Church, Guernsey.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Aug 1977
 
Lydia Ann Snider
 
30594 MABEL SNIDER 1910-2006 Passed away at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, on Monday, May 22, 2006 in her 96th year. Mabel will be lovingly remembered by her nephews, Sandy Snider (Gloria), of Virginia, David Snider (Rhoda), of Pennsylvania, Keith Snider (Marilyn) of Waterloo and niece, Karen Rockwell (Rick), of Michigan. She is survived by nine great-nieces and nephews as well as many cousins. Predeceased by her parents, Edgar and Luella Snider; sister, Mildred Byer and brothers, Sanford and Maurice. Mabel was born and raised in Waterloo. She worked as a bookkeeper for both National Grocers and Hallman Organs. She was a longtime member of Erb St. Mennonite Church. In her later years she lived at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge. Friends are invited to share their memories of Mabel with her family during visitation in the Auditorium of Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge today (Wednesday) from 2-4 p.m. Visitation will continue from 7-9 p.m. at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo. The funeral service to celebrate Mabel's life and faith will be held at Erb Street Mennonite Church, on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 11 a.m., the Rev. Eleanor Epp-Stobbe officiating. Interment to follow in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery. Donations in Mabel's memory may be made to Fairview Mennonite Home or a charity of your choice and can be arranged through the funeral home. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445.

The Record 24 May 2006 
Mabel Rhoda Snider
 
30595 Magdalena Snider, "was born September 21st, 1856. On September 2nd, 1877, she was married to Aaron Reed, a carpenter and farmer. They reside in Elkhart County, Indiana."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Snider
 
30596 Snyder, M. Glennys Snider, 89, Cambridge, Ont. Born: April 24, 1907, Detroit, Mich., to Unias S. and Nancy C. Shantz Snider. Died: June 30, 1996, Cambridge, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - sisters: Twilah M., Esther L. Predeceased by: Edward G. Snyder (husband). Funeral and burial: July 3, Wanner Mennonite Church, by Eric Hiebert Rempel.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 30 - July 23, 1996 
Magdalena Glennys Snider
 
30597 Magdalena Snider, "was born April 19th, 1860. She is unmarried and resides at home with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Magdalena S. Snider
 
30598 Snider, Mahlon, son of Bishop and Mrs. Oliver D. Snider, was born at Elmira, Ont., Jan. 2, 1910; died, after a long illness, at the Victoria Hospital, London, Ont., Sept. 20, 1963; aged 53 y. 8 m. 18 d. On Sept. 25, 1935, he was married to Lena Horst, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Murray, Stewart, and Clare), one daughter (Sharon), his parents, and one sister (Beulah-Mrs. George Musselman). He was a member of the Elmira Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 23, in charge of Howard S. Bauman and Simon Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 40 - October 8, 1963 - pages 902, 903
Mahlon Clare Snider
 
30599 Kraft.--Mary Kraft, daughter of the late Elias and Hannah (Bingeman) Snider, was born in Waterloo, Ont., April 7, 1838; died Oct. 21, 1913; aged 75 y. 6 m. 14 d. At the age of 20 years she united in matrimony with Aaron Kraft, who died 16 years ago. To this union were born 6 children, 4 of whom died in infancy. Hannah and Mrs. Lehman Shirk with 2 grandchildren remain to mourn their loss, also 8 brothers and 1 sister. Ever since the death of her husband she had her home with her daughters in Waterloo, where she received the best of care. At the age of 16 years she united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith we believe she was true to the end. She suffered greatly the last few months from that dreadful disease, cancer. She bore her affliction in Christian patience, looking forward to the land where pain is unknown. Funeral services Oct. 24, conducted at the home by Bro. Noah Stauffer and at the Waterloo Church by Bro. Noah Hunsberger from John 16:33, and Bro. Burns of the Evangelical Church from Heb. 4:9. Buried at the Berlin Church.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 32 - November 6, 1913 - page 511, 512 
Mary Snider
 
30600 Mary Snider, "was born January 13th, 1863. She is unmarried and resides on the old homestead, keeping house for her brothers."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Mary Snider 1863 - 1930

At the beginning of this century, there were few women with careers other than homemaking - even single women. Mary Snider was one of those few. As matron of an orphanage, her career was still related to homemaking, but as head of a public institution, she had contact with the "world" in a way that most women of her time did not.

Matron of the Orphanage

Mary Snider was born on January 13, 1863 to Samuel S. and Anna (Snider) Snider on a farm adjoining Waterloo. In 1896 Rev. and Mrs. Stoltz of the United Brethren Church initiated the establishment of an orphanage in the town of Berlin (now Kitchener). By the time of the official opening on December 19, 1896, Mary Snider had been appointed matron at a salary of eight dollars per month. She had two assistants who received six dollars per month. The orphanage was located at the corner of King and Wilmot (now Victoria) Streets, with fifteen children in residence. In the early days of the orphanage, the monthly budget was 30 dollars, with Dr. Honsberger giving free medical services and Mr. Thomas free shoe repairs. Bell Telephone installed the telephone in 1904. The company gave an annual donation of $12.50, thus cutting costs in half. By May of 1901, one hundred children had been given shelter at one time or another. Mary Snider had obviously found her niche in this busy household of children who suffered the loss of parents. One morning in 1904 Mary found a basket on the front steps. Investigating its contents, she found a newborn baby boy. Mary's mother heart was touched as she nursed him through the first critical stage of infancy. She would later tell him that when he cried (which he did a great deal) she would take him to her own room. Thus a bond was formed and she eventually legally adopted him. She named him James Edward, but he was known as Edward. Whether she ran into any legal obstacles, we probably will never know. One also wonders what encouragement, if any, she, as a single woman, received from friends and colleagues. Under Mary's care, Edward received a good education and grew up to be a handsome, capable young man. Mary bought a car in the early 1920s, but Edward was the driver. At this time Mary Snider was a member of the Berlin Mennonite Church (now First Mennonite of Kitchener). She was evidently a very active member, for Eli Hallman, a minister and evangelist in the Mennonite Church would later recall, that Mary and others "...insisted that I become a member of the Mennonite church and assist them as Young People." In the 1920s this congregation found itself pressured by Conference to discipline the women who were wearing hats instead of the bonnet which was being prescribed for the women of the church. Women in the city had generally been accustomed to wearing hats to their places of work and did not look upon this "legislation" very favourably. Mary Snider, in her position and employment, would have been very much affected by this turn of events. A large group, among them one of the ministers, Urias K. Weber, sympathized with the women rather than with the Conference. When the women came under church discipline, this group withdrew and organized an independent congregation - Stirling Avenue Mennonite church. Mary was somewhat vocal during this dispute. At one point she complained that an unfair distinction was being made between men and women in legislating dress regulations.

Ladies' Aid to Women's Missionary Society

No doubt the orphanage and its needs for services was one of the factors which led to the establishment of the Ladies' Aid (first called Sisters' Aid) at the Berlin Mennonite Church. Although the orphanage was a community effort, the Mennonites were always involved on the board as well as providing assistance. Mary Snider had been involved in the organization of the Sisters' Aid in 1908, acting as secretary of the organizational meeting. At that meeting, she was elected assistant secretary-treasurer. It was customary for the Ladies' Aid to have their annual meeting at the orphanage. In 1924 the women met there as usual. They took supper along for themselves, the staff, and the children, with additional donations of eggs, canned fruits and pickles. The president was Mrs. M. C. Cressman, but Mary Snider, the 3rd vice-president, served as chairlady of the meeting. The women from the two congregations continued to meet together, but because of pressure from the leadership, they finally organized into separate groups. The Stirling women met at the home of Mrs. M. B. Shantz on March 25, 1925 and organized the Women's Missionary Society of the Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Miss Mary Snider was elected president of the executive committee. A representative of the Stirling WMS then attended the annual meeting of the Ladies' Aid on March 31 at the orphanage to make a presentation to the president, Mrs. M. C. Cressman, giving their formal "good-byes" to their former colleagues. The separation freed the Stirling women to take on projects which other Mennonites were still hesitant to support. Some of them became strong supporters of and active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union. They continued to support the Leprosy Mission and the Victorian Order of Nurses and to provide canned goods for the orphanage and the Freeport Sanitarium. Mary was an energetic, capable woman, aware of the needs of her own city, and interested in the world beyond. The suggestions for new projects frequently came from her. One of her suggestions was a cradle roll department in the Sunday school. In 1927 the WMS appointed Mary Snider as the first superintendent. When the time came to replace her, the women discovered that the Cradle Roll was not considered a congregational effort; so the WMS continued to made the appointments. Mary resigned from her position at the orphanage about 1927 and bought a house on Fairview Avenue, not far from the Stirling Avenue church. In 1928 Edward was elected Sunday school superintendent, and in the summer of 1929 he married Kathleen Brubacher. There was little preparation for the tragedy which awaited this family group. In February of 1930 Edward suffered a ruptured appendix. Peritonitis set in, and he died on February 23. Broken hearted, Mary died the day of Edward's funeral. The people of Stirling were stunned by the loss of these two people. "Like a comet Mary brightened the lives of many in our church and in our community," was how Anne Millar, many years later, summed up Mary's life and contribution.2a

2aFrom Willing Service: Stores of Ontario Mennonite Women by Lorraine Roth. Published September 1992 by Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario, Waterloo, Ontario in cooperation with Women's Missionary and Service Commission of Eastern Canada, pp.13-15. With permission from author and publisher. Pg 19-21 
Mary Snider
 
30601 BURKHART, Mrs. Mary Ann -- Of Guernsey, Sask., in her 82nd year.Born at West Montrose, Ont., daughter of Joshua and Lydia Jane (Clemens) Snider. She lived in Guernsey since 1920. Predeceased by her husband, Clarence L. Burkhart; son Stanley Austin, one sister and six brothers. Survived by seven daughters, Fern (Mrs. Stanley D. Shantz) of Baden, Ont.,Greta (Nrs. Ralph Hawes) and Beatrice (Mrs. Walter Bowman), both of Guernsey, Florence (Mrs. John Faccjina) and Merle, both of Washington D.C., Mary (Mrs.Robert Knutson), of Norquay, Sask., Berna (Mrs. Hubert Lokin) of Edmonton, Alta, two sons, Kenneth of Saskatoon, Sask., Ray of Oakville; four sisters, Mrs. Lydiann Gingrich of Lanigan, Sask., Mrs Elizabeth Bowman of Kitchener, Mrs.Fred M. (Minerva) Snyder, of Waterloo. Mrs. William (Angie) Sommers of Elmira; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was a member of the Sharon Mennonite Church at Guernsey, from which services are to be held Monday, March 14, 1977, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Mary Ann Snider
 
30602 Mary Ann Snider, "was born December 12th, 1876. She is unmarried and resides with her sister Hannah (Mrs. Daniel E. Shantz).1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Snider
 
30603 Polly Snyder, "was born May 6th, 1821. She was never married and has her home in Conestogo with Mr. Noah S. Bowman."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby


Mary was listed as the mother of Noah S. Bowman in the 1901 Census. In the 1851 Census Mary aged 31 was listed as a sister to Noah S. Bowman was listed as an adopted brother. [Question: was Mary the actual mother of Noah S. Bowman?]. 
Mary Ann Snider
 
30604 Woolner.-Sister (Mrs.) Addison Woolner passed away at her late residence, near Kitchener, Ont., Thursday morning, June 15, 1939. She was born July 2, 1884, near Floradale, Ont., and was in her 55th year. On Dec. 24, 1907, she was married in Waterloo to Bro. Addison Woolner. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Snider. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons (Orville Woolner of Kitchener; Lloyd, Calvin, and Gordon, at home), and 1 daughter (Rella Woolner, also at home), 1 brother (Clarence Snider, Hughton, Sask.), and 8 sisters (Mrs. Edward Bohlender of Drayton, Mrs. Harry Heintzman of Elmira, Mrs. Alvin Oswald of Elmira, Mrs. Peter Musselman of Williamsburg, Mrs. Nelson Woolner of Kitchener, Mrs. Charles Ermel of Waterloo, Nora Snider of Kitchener, and Mrs. Harvey Reger of Elmira); also 1 grandson. One son predeceased her. She united with the Mennonite Church in the days of her youth, and remained faithful to her early vow with God. She was a lover of home, a good mother, a kind neighbor interested in the welfare of others, and a regular attendant at the house of God while her health permitted. The services and interment were conducted at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., by Bro. C. F. Derstine. Theme, "Undaunted." Job 13:15.1a

1aGospel Herald June 29, 1939 - Vol. XXXII, No 13 - pages 270, 271 
Mary Ann Snider
 
30605 SNIDER. - Mary Carol, daughter of Stanley and Erma Snider, died Nov. 5, 1935; aged 10 m. 13 d. She is survived by her parents, 2 sisters (Miriam and Audrey), 1 brother (Paul), and by her maternal and paternal grandparents. She was ill for nearly 2 weeks, contracting bronchial pneumonia. Though her stay with us was short, she is greatly missed in the home, for her sweet smile shed a constant blessing about her. Funeral services were held Nov. 7 at the home and at the Latschar Mennonite Church near Petersburg, Ont., conducted by Bro. J. W. Witmer and Bro. M. Hallman. Text, Isa. 11:6. Her little body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 38 - Dec 19, 1935, pp. 814, 815 
Mary Carol Snider
 
30606 Matilda Snider, "was born February 22nd, 1851. On December 27th, 1875, she was married to Isaac Y. Lehman, a farmer. They reside in Indiana. To them is born a large family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Matilda Snider
 
30607 Snider, Maurice S. - At the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Wednesday, October 8, 1975, after a brief illness, Maurice Samuel Snider of 103 Roger St., Waterloo, aged 60 years. Mr. Snider was a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities; a son of the late Edgar Snider and the former Luella Eby. Mr. Snider had been employed at the Mutual Life Assurance Company for 37 years; a member of the 25 year club and the Kitchener All Sports Club and a veteran of the Second World War, served overseas with the Canadian Forces. Husband of Dorothy Fischer; father of Keith of Kitchener; brother of Mildred (Mrs. Walter Byer) of Markham, Mabel Snider of Waterloo and Sanford Snider of Turner, Mich. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight. Funeral and committal service in the chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Shrier officiating. Internment Mount Hope cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the building fund of the Waterloo Pentecostal Church or the Canadian Diabetes Association may be made as expressions of sympathy. The family will be in attendance at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and from 2-4:30 and 7-9 on Friday.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, October 9. 1975 
Maurice Samuel "Morris" Snider
 
30608 SNYDER.-On April 25th, 1898, near Waterloo, Ont., Melinda Snyder, infant daughter of Bishop Jonas Snyder, aged 11 days. Services were held by Noah Stauffer from Luke 1:21, and by Elias Weber.1a

1aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 11, June 1, 1898 - page 172, 173 
Melinda Snider
 
30609 SCHAEFER, Mrs. Edven (Melissa) -- On Sunday, November 20, 1977, at St. Raphael's Nursing Home, Melissa Snider, age 98 years, of Breslau. Mother of Vera (Mrs. Albert Blake) of Breslau, Laura Schaefer of Breslau, Bertha (Mrs. Harold Seibel) of Kitchener, Clarence of Ayr, Clayton and Kenneth, both of Kitchener. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Edven, in 1960; a son, Lorne; one sister, seven brothers, her father Isaac Snider and her mother the former Nancy Sittler, She attended Breslau Missionary Church. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener. Funeral service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel Tuesday, 3 p.m. Interment in Breslau Mennonite Cemetery. Rev. E. R. Sparks will officiate.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Nov 1977 
Melissa Snider
 
30610 Menno S. Snider, "was born April 16th, 1855. He was married to Sarah Ann Bricker (No. 1289). They reside a little west of Elmira where he is engaged in farming. No family".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Menno S. Snider
 
30611 Menno S. Snyder, Was born August 22nd, 1838. When a young man he entered his father's mills in Conestogo where he served his apprenticeship in the business which he has so successfully carried on for the last twenty years. Shortly before his father's death he became proprietor of the Conestogo Roller Flour Mills. Some four years ago he purchased the Salem Mills and is now engaged in manufacturing some of the finest brands of flour put on the market. Mr. Snider is well known by the farmers of Woolwich and other townships and is highly respected by all. he is first-class business man and courteous and pleasing in manners, thus making him one of our highly esteemed citizens of the county. On November 6th, 1865, he was married to Harriet Fields who was born January 30th, 1845. They reside in Conestogo and have had a family of seven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Menno S. Snider
 
30612 WIDEMAN, Mildred Arabelle (Snider) Peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 1, 2011, at the Fairview Mennonite Home, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Henry Wideman (2003). Loving mother of Janet (John) Bender of Ailsa Craig, Howard (Carolyn) Wideman of Breslau, Karen (Glen) Kimmel of Bloomingdale, Margaret (Doug) Martin of Cambridge, and Grace (Robert) Veitch of Wellesley. Cherished Grandmother of Dean Bender and Martha Tredgett, Todd (Celina) Bender, Rhonda (Ryan) Burkholder, Alan (Lesley) Kimmel, Ryan (Stacy) Kimmel, Jennifer (Chris) Emrich, Suzanne (Chris) Schaefer, Tara (Yvon) Deschenes, Chad Martin and Katrina Woerns, Sheri (Bryan) Stover, Rebecca Veitch and Allan Dueck, Scott (Krista) Veitch and 24 great grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law to Elaine Snider and Florence Wideman. Predeceased by her parents, Nathaniel and Melinda Snider, brothers, Roy, Kenard, Clifford, Lloyd and Elmer and her sisters, Grace and Irene. Arabelle was a member of Faith Missionary Church. The Wideman family will receive relatives and friends at Fairview Mennonite Home 515 Langs Dr. Cambridge on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. then at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (519-749-8467) from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service for Arabelle will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Interment, Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Fairview Mennonite Home would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Arabelle's memorial.

The Record Jan 4 2011 
Mildred Arabelle "Arabelle" Snider
 
30613 Murray Snider passed away peacefully into the presence of God on October 31, 2009 at Leisureworld Care Centre, Elmira, at the age of 70. Murray will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Loretta (Martin); son, Ryan Snider, his wife Tricia and their daughter, Savannah of Waterloo; daughter, Kara Bergstrom and her husband Kent of Abbotsford, BC. He is survived by his siblings, Stewart Snider (Gail) of Southampton; Clare Snider (Brenda) of Elmira; and Sharon Snyder (Maynard) of Kitchener; sister-in-law Doris Reier (Gord) of Waterloo; sister-in-law Pauline Gingrich (Gary) of Waterloo; mother-in-law, Annie Martin of St. Jacobs and his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Mahlon C. Snider (1963); his mother, Lena (Horst) Snider Frey (2003) and his father-in-law, Henry A Martin (1990). Murray spent most of his working years as a dedicated teacher in Kitchener and Newfoundland and enjoyed being the principal of an International School in Kenya. He taught young people at church and enjoyed singing in various local choirs. His teaching career was cut short when he was diagnosed with young onset of Parkinson's at the age of 45. Murray was proud of his family and loved them deeply. He was so pleased to be able to walk unaided at both children's weddings before losing his mobility. A very special thank you is extended to long-time friends from his Care Group for their love and support through the years. With deep gratitude to the staff, caregivers and residents at Leisureworld for the medical, personal and spiritual care and friendship extended to Murray. The family will receive friends and relatives at a visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. Waterloo, on Friday, November 6 , 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service of worship and remembrance will be held at Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church, 19 Ottawa St. N. Kitchener on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow the service at the church. A private burial will take place. In his memory, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Parkinson's Society would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record - 1 Nov 2009 
Murray Keith Snider
 
30614 SNIDER, Lloyd - At Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, on Friday, April 3, 2009, Mr. Nathan Lloyd Snider, formerly of RR 1, Atwood, in his 104th year. Beloved husband of the late Vera (Groff) Snider. Dear father of Paul and Esther Snider of RR 1, Atwood. Grandfather of Anita and Ken Carter of RR 1, Newton, and Michael and JoAnne Snider of RR 1, Atwood. Great-grandfather of Danielle and Jordan Carter, and Mitchell and Abbi Snider. Brother of Arabelle Wideman, and brother-in-law of Elaine Snider and Reta Groff, all of Cambridge. Also survived by his foster children, Elizabeth and Laverne Martin of Waterloo, and Robert and Bea Davidson of Paisley. Predeceased by his brothers, Roy, Kenard, Elmer, and Clifford Snider, and by his sisters, Irene Musselman and Grace Snider. Visitation will be held at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, on Sunday from 3 - 5 p.m., and then at the Eaton Funeral Home , Listowel on Monday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Listowel Mennonite Church on Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. Reverend Fred Lichti officiating. Spring interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Memorial donations to Mennonite Central Committee or Fairview Mennonite Home would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 4 Apr 2009 
Nathan Lloyd Snider
 
30615 Nathaniel Snider, "was born October 1st, 1870. He is married to Malinda Wismer and resides at German Mills where he is engaged on the farm. His family consists of one child names VII Roy."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Nathaniel Snider
 
30616 Musselman, Irene, daughter of Nathaniel and Malinda Snider, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 30, 1901; died at Fairview Mennonite Home on Jan. 21, 1982; aged 80 y. She was married to Edgar Musselman, who preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1979. Surviving are one son (Elmer), 3 daughters (Helen-Mrs. Mearl Steckley, Nelda-Mrs. Ralph Shantz, and Arlene-Mrs. James Burnett), 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Clifford and Lloyd), and one sister (Arabelle-Mrs. Henry Wideman). She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and one sister. She was a member of Preston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 24, in charge of Willis Breckbill and Rufus Jutzi; interment in Hagey Cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 75, Number 9 - March 2, 1982 - pg 158 
Nellie Irene Snider
 
30617 Noah Snider, "was born November 10th, 1864. He is married to Mary Burkhart. They reside on his father's old homestead in Elkhart County, Indiana, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Noah Snider
 
30618 Norman B. Snider, "was born January 1st, 1843. On December 13th, 1861, he was married to Caroline Hahnal. They resided in the town of Waterloo where he died January 24th, 1884, leaving a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Norman B. Snider
 
30619 Peacefully on Friday, September 12, 1997, at the Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, Norman Snider in his 108th year, of Cambridge, formerly of Elmira. Norman was born in Woolwich township, August 13, 1890, son of the late Sydney Snider and Belinda Martin. In 1913 he married Edna Brubacher who predeceased him in 1944. In 1945 he married Ida Cressman and she predeceased him in 1977. Norman was also predeceased by three brothers, Menno, David and Milton. Norman is lovingly remembered by two step-sons, Keith Cressman and Audrey Musselman of Illinois, Howard and Miriam Cressman of Cambridge; four grandsons, Karl and Eric, Dale and Bill and three great-grandsons, Daniel, Mitchellm and Aaron Fondly remembered by his niece, Mrs. Erma L. Snyder of Cambridge and his nephew George Snider of RR1, Elmira. Norman was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church where for many years he enjoyed serving as a song leader and a Sunday School Teacher In his early years, Norman farmed in Woolwich township, then was employed at Silverwood Creamery in Elmira. He then owned and operated Purity Dairy in Elmira until his retirement. In retirement Norman enjoyed his work of house painting in the area. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira today (Monday) frpm 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Tuesday morning ransfer will be made to the Preston Mennonite Church for visitation after 11 a.m. where funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Amzie Brubacher officiating. Interment First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener..1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Sep 1997 
Norman M. Snider
 
30620 Snider, Norman Ronald, 69, Kitchener, Ont. Born: March 5, 1927, Kitchener, Ont., to Kennard and Hilda Moyer Snider. Died: March 28, 1996, of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Irene Uttley Snider; children: Sherry Plourde, Kenneth; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 1, Westmount Funeral Chapel, by David T . Martin. Burial: Hagey Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 25 - June 18, 1996 
Norman Ronald Snider
 
30621 Snider.- Howard S., son of Jacob and Ida Snider, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Aug. 18, 1888; died at Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 13, 1985; aged 97 y. On June 10, 1919, he was married to Linda Becker, who died on Sept. 7, 1985. Surviving are 6 daughters (Carol-Mrs. Howard Gimbel, Delphine-Mrs. Mervin Gingrich, Jean-Mrs. Robert Fitzgerald, Elaine-Mrs. William Yoder, Elizabeth-Mrs. Joe R. Weber, and Lucille-Mrs. Howard Weber), one son (Howard, Jr.), 20 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Edward R. Good Funeral Home Chapel on Oct. 16, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 78, Number 46 - November 12, 1985, page 798.  
Obal Howard Snider
 
30622 Triplet! Odo K. Snider
 
30623 Baechler, Olive Grace, 74. Born: May 29, 1916, Waterloo Co., Ont., to Walter H. and Mary (Krampien) Snider. Died: Mar. 14, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Ezra Baechler; children: Phyllis Pimenoff, Audrey Bender, Doug, Wally; 8 grandchildren; brother and sister: Arthur, Alta Fisher. Funeral: Mar. 16, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Martin. Burial: S.S. No. 13 Cemetery, Wilmot Centre, Ont.

Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 15 -April 9, 1991 - page 14 
Olive Grace Snider
 
30624 Snider, Oliver, son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Martin) Snider, was born at Floradale, Ont., Dec. 30, 1878; died at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt, Ont., from heart illness, Dec. 13, 1967; aged 88 y. 11m. 13 d. On Dec. 31, 1902, he was married to Louisa Weber, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Beulah Musselman), 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. One son, (Mahlon) preceded him in death. In 1909 he was ordained to the ministry and in 1936 was ordained bishop, serving the Floradale and Elmira congregations. He was a member of the Elmira Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 16, with Vernon Leis, Howard Bauman, and Newton Gingerich officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 2 - January 9, 1968 page 46 
Bishop Oliver David Snider
 
30625 SNIDER, Omar -- Suddenly on Monday, March 24, 1980, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Mr. Omar Snider, of 339 Hamilton Rd., New Hamburg, age 83 years. He was a member of the New Hamburg Conservative Mennonite Church, Hamilton Road. Beloved husband of the former Elsie Groff; dear father of Gordon of Victoria, BC, Russel of Lakefield, Clare of Ohio, James of New Hamburg, Ruth (Mrs. Willard Kinzie) and Eunice Snider, both of Barrie. Eva (Mrs. Vernon Brubacher) of New Hamburg, Jeannette (Mrs. Orval Cressman) of Route 1, New Hamburg and Yvonne Snider of Fairview Home Cambridge. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Maylinda Hallman in 1936, two sons, his parents, the late Bishop Jonas Snider and the former Susannah Horst, five brothers and three sisters. The late Mr. Snider is resting at the Omand-Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, until Wednesday, March 26, when transfer will be made to the New Hamburg Conservative Mennonite Church for service and committal at 2:30 p.m., with Bishop Elmer Grove officiating. Spring Interment in Blenheim Mennonite cemetery, Route 1, New Dundee.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Mar 1980 
Omar Snider
 
30626 Owen Snider, "was born April 3rd, 1854. On march 28th, 1886, he was married to Mary Eby. They reside in Elkhart County, Indiana, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Owen B. Snider
 
30627 Paul S. Snider, "was born April 9th, 1864. He is not married and is home, assisting to perform the many duties connected with farm life."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Paul S. Snider
 
30628 SNIDER, Paul Stanley (1931-2009) Passed away suddenly at Cambridge on Saturday, December 26, 2009, at age 78. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Byler) for 46 years. Loving father of David and his wife Amy. Dearly loved Papa to Jillian, Katie and Kean. Dear brother of Miriam Cressman and her late husband Howard, Audrey (William) MacDonald, James (Janice) Snider, Kenneth (Marie) Snider, Lucille (Elmer) Ellison and Robert Snider. Paul was a life long resident of the Kitchener area and was self-employed in the tax preparation business and an active member of Preston Mennonite Church for more than 44 years. He had also been a Kiwanian for many years and very interested in MEDA. Paul was a great supporter of his grandchildren's activities - hockey, dance and tennis. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home , 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 1 p.m. from Preston Mennonite Church, 791 Concession Road, Cambridge. Interment Hagey Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to M.C.C. (Mennonite Central Committee) would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made online at wwwbarthelfuneralhome.com.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 28 Dec 2009 
Paul Stanley Snider
 
30629 Peter Alba Snider, "was born November 18th, 1866. He is unmarried and is at home, assisting his brother, Titus, to work the farm."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Peter Alba Snider
 
30630 Rachel Snider, "was born July 23rd, 1863. She is unmarried and resides at home with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rachel Snider
 
30631 Conestogo, May 27 - Funeral services for Ralph Snider, 57, a native of Conestogo who died Monday at his home in Flint, Mich., will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the home of his sisters, the Misses Ida and Mabel Snider, Conestogo. Rev A. L. Thompson of Elmira United Church will officiate. Burial will be in Bloomingdale Cemetery. The remains will be brought from Flint to the Deisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Thursday prior to removal to the homestead. And son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Menno Snider, the deceased spent his early youth in the district as a jeweller apprentice with George Klinck, Elmira. Later he moved to Detroit where he remained for several years prior to moving to Flint. He was registered timekeeper for the Grand Trunk Railway for 28 years. Surviving besides his wife, Elizabeth, are one brother, Oliver, Hamilton, and three sisters, Ida and Mabel of Conestogo and Mrs. Henriett Shinbein of Capri, Saskatchewan. One sister Nellie died three months ago.1a

1aThe Kitchener Daily News 27 May 1942 
Ralph F. Snider
 
30632 Mrs. John Bricker, who had been in failing health for about a year passed away at her home in Elmira, on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Deceased, who before her marriage to John Bricker was Miss Rebecca Snider, was 74 years of age. She was a member of Zion Evangelical church and was a member of the Ladies' Aid of that church. She leaves to mourn her husband, and ten daughters, Florence, Mrs. Menno Miller, Elmira; Edna, Mrs. Charles Hoelscher, Toronto; Luella, Mrs. Harry Thur, Elmira; Nettie, Mrs. B. H. Brown, Elmira; Viola, Mrs. Wilfred Bowman, Waterloo; Myrtle, Mrs. George Klinck, Elmira; Marietta, Mrs. C. D. Miller, Elmira; and Misses Ada, Muriel and Ruby at home. Two sisters, 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. The funeral will be held at 1.30 this afternoon (Thursday) from the late residence to the Zion Evangelical church for public service. Rev. C. H. Cornwell will officiate. Pall bearers will be Messrs, Sherman and Florne Miller, Murray and Grant Brown, Ralph Bowman and Lester Brox.1a

1aElmira Signet 17 Feb 1940  
Rebecca Snider
 
30633 Rebecca Snider, "was born August 13th, 1831. On February 24th, 1852, she was married to Eli H. Baumann, a farmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Bauman.-In Waterloo, Co., Ont., Mrs. Eli Bauman, aged 90 y. 2 m. 27 d., her beloved companion preceding her four years ago. To this union were born 12 children (8 surviving), 69 grandchildren (51 surviving), 144 great-grandchildren (126 surviving), 2 great-great-grandchildren (both surviving).This family is spread all over Canada and the United States. Both were faithful members in the old order Mennonite Church. May we as their family seek to spread the name of Jesus wherever we are. One of the Grandchildren.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 35 - December 1, 1921 - p. 687 
Rebecca S. Snider
 
30634 Reuben Snider, "was born April 4th, 1857. He is married to Susannah Eby (No. 2398). They reside in Woolwich Township, not far from Floradale, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Reuben S. Snider
 
30635 SNIDER, Ronald B. -- At Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, on Sunday, Aug 4, 1985, following a legthy and valiant struggle, Ronald B. Snider of Kitchener.

A member of St. Mary's RC Church; retired from Canada Post in 1982, serving for 31 years.

Son of the late Aldon Snider and Clara Hifstetter; beloved husband of the former Rita C. Zinger; dear father of Allan and his wife Lillian of London, Ont. and Wendy and her husband Daniel Williams of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by his two grandchildren, Eric and Jason Williams. Predeceased by his only brother, Roy Snider.

Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St. Parish vigil service tonight at 7 p.m. Prayers in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, Aug 7 at 9 a.m., followed by mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's RC Church at 9:30 a.m. Father L. Keasey, CR, officiating. Interment Woodland cemetery1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Aug 1985 
Ronald Bruce John Snider
 
30636 SNIDER, Ronald E., son of Delton and Lauretta Snider, was born Oct. 25, 1908; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., March 9, 1966; aged 57 y. 4 m. 25 d. On June 24, 1931, he was married to Lilliam Baer, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 2 daughters (Joy - Mrs. Keith Witmer and Ann - Mrs. Peter Morgan), one son (Glenn), 2 brothers (Leonard and Edward), one sister (Delores - Mrs. Lloyd Schiedel), and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the Erb Street Church, where funeral services were held March 12, with J.B. Martin officiating, assisted by Milton Schwartzentruber.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LIX, Number 13 - April 5, 1966 pages 314, 315 
Ronald E. Snider
 
30637 BOLTZ, Ruby Viola Passed away on August 22, 2011 at 96 years of age. Loving mother of Harvey (Linda) Boltz, David (Diane) Battler, Janice MacKay and Phyllis Purdy. Missed sister of Wallace, Betty, Dale and Darryl and the late Rhea, Merle, Ross, Glen and Foster. Also survived by several grand-children and great-grandchildren. If you so desire, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to meet the family on Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 10-11 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. held at Westmount Funeral Chapel (1001 Ottawa St. S. 519-743-8900). Share a memory at: www.westmountfuneralchapel.com1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 22 Aug 2011
 
Ruby Viola Snider
 
30638 KINZIE, Ruth (nee Snider) Passed away peacefully at the family home on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in her 92nd year. Ruth will be sadly missed by Willard, her beloved husband of 68 years, her three children, Bob (Rykje), George (Pam) and Susan (Doug) Stark; her six grandchildren, Joel (Charlotte), Jason, Carolyn (Colin) Mowatt, Neil (Etsuko), Rachael, Kyle, Irina and Vladimir and her great-granddaughter Serena Kinzie Mowatt, sisters Eunice Snider, Eva Brubacher and Jeanette Cressman and brothers Gordon, Clare and James. Ruth was predeceased by her brother Russell. Ruth was loved and admired by her family and friends. Her smile will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was very active in the local Kempenfelt Kiwanis Club, Royal Victoria Hospital Auxiliary, the Barrie YM/YWCA and the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Her declining years were made easier with the help of care givers, Wendy Tamo, Hazel Saballo, Vignette Pascual and Rita Gillis. Friends will be received at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4120 Salem Road, Barrie, on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until time of Funeral at 1 o'clock p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee, the Impact Fund of Emmanuel Baptist Church or the Alzheimer Society would be most appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through: adamsfuneralhome.ca.1a

1aPaper unknown 
Ruth Snider
 
30639 SNIDER, Ruth Marie - Of Saint Luke's Place, Cambridge, on Monday, January 14, 2008, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold E. Snider (1991). Kind and loving mother of Robert Snider and his wife Barb of Stratford. Lovingly remembered by one granddaughter, Stacey and her husband Bob Friesen and two great-granddaughters, Lily and Elle. Survived by one brother, Norman Snider and his wife Elaine of Wellesley and two sisters, Mildred Asmussen and Melva Cavanagh, both of Kitchener and sister-in-law, Betty Snider of Peterborough. Predeceased by her parents, Melvin and Annie Snider, one brother, Clare (Sonny) Snider and one sister, Arlene Wright. Mrs. Snider was born in Wilmot Township, had been a lifelong resident of the Cambridge area. She was an employee at Kralinator Filter during WW II then worked at Ray's Fruit Market and the Coffee Bar in Preston and was the receptionist/elevator operator at Preston Spring Gardens for many years. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home , 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. when the complete funeral service will be conducted. Spring interment in Blair Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Saint Luke's Place Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com1a

1aTHE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Jan. 15, 2008 
Ruth Marie Snider
 
30640 SNIDER, EDWIN B., of Waterloo,Ont., was born Sept. 2, 1878; died Mar. 9, 1968; aged 89 y. 6 m. 7 d. He was married to Emmaline Snider, who died in 1957. Surviving are one daughter (Beatrice--Mrs. Lloyd Shantz), 2 brothers (Alvin and Herbert), 4 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, with Milton Schwartzentruber and J. B. Martin officiating.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXI, Number 14 - April 9, 1968, Pages 331-332  
Samuel Edwin Snider
 
30641 39 Doon Valley Drive is associated with three prominent citizens of Waterloo County. The first owner, the Honourable Adam Ferrie, was the founder of Doon Village. Samuel Snider, who purchased the property from Ferrie, owned the Blair Mill, as well as other mills that he and a partner operated in Bridgeport and Baden. Thomas Slee, one of the first trustees of the area, and the Doon Postmaster from 1867 to 1893, was the last significant owner of the property, purchasing it from Snider in 1878. In addition to its association with persons of historic significance, Doon Valley Drive (formerly Doon Village Road), was once an important linkage between the Village of Doon to Tow Town and Oregon (today Upper Doon).
39 Doon Valley Drive is unique in its use of building materials and the methods of construction. This one-and-a-half-storey house combined granite, limestone, fieldstone and lime mortar in its construction. It retains many original, intact features, such as the stone chimney with cove moulding, and the single door with a transom, on the north façade.1a

1aCity of Kitchener Heritage Property Report, November 1990, Jean Haalboom; City of Kitchener By-law 91-142 
Samuel S. Snider
 
30642 Samuel S. Snider Jr., was born September 30th, 1852. On October 5th, 1875, he was married to Magdalena Brubacher (No. 1402). They reside on part of his father's old place where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Erb Street (David Eby) Mennonite Church

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

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

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Samuel Snider, was born Sept. 30, 1852; died at his home in Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 15, 1940; aged 88 y. 15 d. He was married to Magdalene Brubacher who predeceased him June 4, 1938. Surviving are 3 sons (Edwin, Alvin, and Herbert), 1 daughter (Malinda, Mrs. Norman Stauffer), 1 brother (Jacob Snider), 2 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a life-long resident of Waterloo, always interested in the welfare of the community. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. In his earlier years he took part in the activities of the Church and was a faithful worshiper all his life at the Erb St. Mennonite Church. "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness." Funeral services were held at Waterloo, Ont., in charge of J. B. Martin, assisted by Noah Hunsberger and Jonas Snider. Text, Rom. 5: 1-11. Burial in the David Eby Cemetery3a

3aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 31 - October 31, 1940 --- page 670, 671 
Samuel S. Snider
 
30643 Samuel S. Snider, "was born October 9th, 1821. After the decease of his father in 1834 he had his home with his uncle, Benjamin Shantz who then resided at Freeport (Toll Bridge) on the old "Abraham C. Weber Farm." On March 5th, 1844, he was married to Anna, daughter of Jacob C. and Elizabeth (Cressman) Snider. She was born July 23rd, 1824, and died April 23rd, 1890. After his marriage' he moved on a farm adjoining the town of Waterloo where he was engaged in farming for a number of years. In connection with the farm he also had an interest in the Union Mills, Waterloo, and later in the Lancaster Mills of Bridgeport, Ontario. After the decease of his first wife he was again married to Elizabeth Reist, widow of the late Joseph Heckedon. They reside in the town of Waterloo. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snider.- Samuel S. Snider was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 9, 1821; died March 24, 1912; aged 90 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was married to Anna Snider March 5, 1844. Their home was blessed with 14 children, 3 of whom died in infancy, the mother dying April 23, 1890, aged 65 y. 9 m., whose death was mourned by a father and 11 children. On April 19, 1891, the father again married Elizabeth Reist, since which time family have had occasion to mourn the loss of 2 children, Titus, the fifth son dying Oct. 16, 1907, aged 47 y., and Cyrus, eldest son dying Aug. 17, 1909, aged 65 years.

The death of the father at this time leaving a widow, 4 sons, 5 daughters, 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the Waterloo Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Noah Stauffer in English and Bro. Solomon Gehman in German. Interment in the David Eby Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume V, Number 2 - April 11, 1912 - page 31, 32

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Snider - Forsyth - Home
194 Forsyth Dr, Waterloo
Part of Lot 22, German Company Tract



The Germany Company, originating in Pennsylvania, was initially comprised of 26 shareholders. These shareholders raised 10,000 pounds to purchase 60,000 acres of property which came to be known as Waterloo Township. The property was bought from Richard Beasley. He, along with two partners, had purchased a total of 94,012 acres from the Crown who held the land in trust for Chief Joseph Brant of the Mohawk or Five Nations Indians. This transaction took place in 1798.

Lot 22 of the German Company Tract originally comprised 448 acres stretching between boundaries now defined approximately by streets Erb and Glasgow. It was sold by David and Jacob Erb, agents of the German Company, to Abraham Gingrich in 1805. In 1815, David Gingrich, Abraham's son, sold the lot to John Binkley of Ancaster. Binkley, in turn, sold the entire 448 acres to Jacob C. Snider in 1842.

Jacob C Snider was a Mennonite. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1790 and worked as a yeoman. His wife, Elizabeth, was born in 1791. The house at 194 Forsyth Drive was built by Jacob C. Snider in 1845. This fact is recorded in the census records of 1861. The original house was a two-storey, typical Georgian frame with walls 15 - 16 inches thick. These walls were made of concrete and brick, and were covered by a clapboard exterior. The entire house, at that time, was comprised of the present day living room and centre hall.

In 1853, Jacob C. sold the property to his nephew, Samuel S., a farmer. In 1864, Samuel took out a mortgage for $6,000 from the Canada Permanent Building Society. The mortgage was discharged in 1863 according to the 1861 census. Samuel and his wife Anna had 8 children - Cyrus, Elizabeth, Catherine, Hiram, Samuel, Menno, Susanna and Titus. With a family of this size it is speculated that the money was used for very needy additions. These included four second floor bedrooms, a third floor attic, a dining room, and the present-day kitchen. The architectural design of the addition was Gothic rather than the original Georgian. This is evident in the pointed cathedral window, the centre peaked roof, and the decorative mouldings above the east and west entrances to the centre hall.

One of the interesting additions to the house involves a separate building of brick construction which may be entered from the living room of the main house. The date of this addition is unclear according to some reports. It was used as a laundry prior to 1936. In a recent interview with Mrs. Howard Snider, who moved into the house as a new bride in 1929,[Howard and Linda were married in 1919] this addition was referred to by her as the "milk house," for the farm was still operational in those years. Mrs. Snider's daughter recalls, "my sister was old enough then to do the selling [of milk] to the townspeople. We would bring the milk from the barn, and use the milk house as our dairy." It is quite possible, however, that this building had been constructed prior to 1851 as "the doddy house" of Jacob and Elizabeth, for the census records of that year described their home as a "one storey brick." It was a very common Mennonite practice in those days for parents to have an add-on building constructed to the home of a son or daughter. Housed in this room is an enormous Dutch oven which was used for cooking. It remains uncertain whether this was the original location, or whether it had been relocated from another area of the house. While the large metal doors used to close the oven have been removed to expose the hearth, the cranes for supporting huge cooking pots remain.

Of the 448 acre property, Samuel sold 117 acres to his son, Titus, in 1903 for $8,000. In 1908, the executors of Titus Snider sold the property to George H. Hahn for $10,550. Six years later, the land was returned to the Snider family, this time to Jacob S., a ninth child of Samuel S., born after the 1861 census. The cost was $17,550. For the same amount Jacob sold the land to his son Howard S. in 1929. Jacob and his family then moved to the farm house now designated as 131 William Street West [Waterloo]. Howard sold various parcels of his land off, including a sizeable portion to the Westmount Golf and Country Club, and 56 acres, a
at a cost of $16,782 to John Derby C. Forsyth.

The Forsyths, who purchased the property in 1936 never lived at 194 Forsyth Drive, the street which now bears his name. It was purchased as a guest house. Shortly after they acquired the property, the old barn was torn down and an elaborate new one was built. Pine beams from the old were salvaged and sawed into mellow panelling for the livingroom and master bedroom of the house. "He didn't want to leave the land empty," said Mrs. Forsyth, "so he put in grain and bought a herd of purebred Jersey cattle. He lost money every year."

In 1947, the house was sold to Dominion Life Assurance Company. They planned a housing development and put the house up for sale. While the tender of Dr. Archie Case was not the highest submitted, his plans for the house most appealed to the company, and the property became his the following year. In his renovations, three-quarters of the house was replastered, and the old fashioned closed stairway was opened onto the centre hall. Part of the livingroom was put up on jacks, and garages were constructed under it at basement level. Adverse to change of any sort in the refurbishing, Dr. Case contracted for copies of the rotting window sashes, interior trim; and clapboard for exterior repairs was specially milled.

In 1963, the house was sold to Mr. and Mrs. J. Askin. Subsequent owners to the Askins included Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Epp in 1978 - 1980, and a Ms. D. Crossan and a Mr. D. Zimmer, 1980 - 1982.3a

3aMuch of the research for the history was done by Marg Rowell, Waterloo. This was printed with permission by Marion Roes from the framed history hanging in the hall of the 2008 owners. 
Samuel S. Snider
 
30644 Shirk & Snider Proprietors Samuel S. Snider
 
30645 Sidney S. Snider, "was born march 4th, 1855. He is married to Blandina Martin and resides in Woolwich Township, near his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snider - Sidney B. Snider was born Mar. 4, 1855; died at the home of his son Menno on Mar. 6, 1938; aged 83 y. 1 d. On Nov. 5, 1876, he was married to Blandena Martin, who preceded him in death, June 9, 1937. This union was blessed with 4 children: Menno, Milton, and Norman, of Elmira and David of Hawksville. Surviving him are 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Israel Groff, Mrs. John Brecker, and Mrs. Josiah Shoemaker) . He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held from his late home to the Mennonite Church, conducted by the home minister, Bro. Oliver D. Snider, assisted by Bro. Manassah Hallman. Interment in adjoining cemetery .

"The call was sudden, the shock severe, we little thought his death so near;
And only those who have lost can tell, the loss of a loved one without farewell. "2a

2a
GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXX, No. 53- March 31, 1938, Page 1116 
Sidney S. Snider
 
30646 Solomon S. Snider, "was born January 11th, 1846. He is married to Elizabeth Martin and resides in Peel Township, near Yatton. P. O., where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snider.- Solomon S. Snider was born Jan. 11, 1846; died at the home of his son, Oliver Snider, Oct. 13, 1929; aged 83 y. 9 m. 2 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He had a friendly disposition and was loved by all. On Dec. 1, 1868, he was married to Elizabeth Martin, who preceded him in death, Feb. 11, 1896. This union was blessed with five children (Mrs. Angeline Musselman, who died Jan. 29, 1919; Mrs. Rachel Shantz, Addison, Oliver, and Irvin. He also leaves 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. On Sept. 26, 1897, he was married to Susannah Shantz, who also survives him.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XXII, Number 36 - December 5, 1929, page 735 
Solomon S. Snider
 
30647 Susannah Snider "was born May 3rd, 1865. She is unmarried and is at home."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Snider
 
30648 Susannah Snider, "was born April 4th, 1830. on march 18th, 1849, she was married to Moses Shantz, a farmer" 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Susannah Snider, wife of the late Moses Shantz, was born in Waterloo, Ont., April 4, 1830; died May 14, 1916; aged 86 y. 1 m. 10 d. The deceased was married to Moses Shantz Mar. 18, 1849, who preceded her 19 years ago. This union was blessed with a family of 12 children, of whom 11 are still living. There are 50 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren of whom nearly all are living. She was the last of the Snider family. Her brothers and sisters have all preceded her. By her passing away, the family loses a kind and patient mother, the church a consistent member, and the fruits of her exemplary and devoted Christian life, will never be forgotten. Funeral services on May 17, conducted at the house by Bro. Noah Stauffer, and at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by Bro. Stauffer and Noah Hunsberger, from Job 5:26. Burial at the Martin Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 9 - June 1, 1916 - pages 158,159 
Susannah Snider
 
30649 Susannah Snider, "was born October 7th, 1849. She is married to Isaac E. Wismer, a farmer. They reside near Elmira, Ontario"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Snider
 
30650 Their Farm Home Is 83 Years Old

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Snyder, R.R. 1, Lexington, who were married in Kitchener, then Berlin, 60 years ago today. Mrs. Snyder's birthplace is now the Westmount golf course. Their Lexington home overlooks the airport.

Diamond Bridegroom and Bride See Many Changes

Sixty years ago the land opposite the Benjamin Snyder homestead at Lexington was a farm where crops were planted, grew and were harvested season by season. Today the same land is the location of a bustling airport. Sixty years ago the Samuel Snyder homestead south of Waterloo was a also a farm, where also the land was tilled industriously. Today that area is a golf course dedicated to the pursuit of recreation. Thus both Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Snyder, R.R. 1, Lexington, who are observing their diamond wedding anniversary today have had particular opportunity to observe the changes that have occurred in their lifetime. For Mr. Snyder was born and has lived his life on the Benjamin Snyder homestead which once overlooked a pioneer farming countryside and now overlooks the outcome of modern science -an airport, and Mrs. Snyder was born on the Samuel Snyder [Snider] farm near Waterloo which in her lifetime has been converted from a pioneer homestead into a golf course. Mr. Snyder who is 83 years of age, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Snyder and he was born and still resides on the farm that was cleared by his grandfather. The farm house still used by Mr. and Mrs. Snyder is 83 years old, having been built the year Mr. Snyder was born. Before her marriage, Mrs. Snyder was Miss Susannah Snyder. She was born 80 years ago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Snyder, whose farm was the land on which the Westmount golf course is now located. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder were married quietly in Kitchener, then Berlin, 60 years ago today. Immediately after their wedding they went to live at Lexington and have remained there since that time. Their family includes three children, Mr. Milton Snyder on the homestead, Mrs. D. Reichert, St. Catharines, and Mrs. Ferman Brubaker of Kitchener. Their only grandchild is Mr. Bob Brubaker. Both Mr. and Mrs. Snyder are members of the Evangelical church at Bridgeport. Owing to the fact that neither Mr. or Mrs. Snyder are in good health, the anniversary will be observed quietly.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 14 May 1938 
Susannah Snider
 
30651 Susannah S. Snider, "was born September 26th, 1853. She is married to Truman Wideman, a blacksmith and carriage ironer"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah S. Snider
 
30652 1871 - Tilman Snider was staying with William Fischer. Tilman Snider
 
30653 Tilman B. Snider, "was born December 9th., 1850. On October 24th, 1871, he was married to Magdalena Groff. He was raised at Waterloo and when well up in his "teens" he entered the mills and followed the milling business for a number of years. He and his brother Amos were joint owners of the German Mills for some years. In June, 1890, he moved to Sanborn, Iowa, U.S., where he is now engaged in farming and stockraising. While residing at German Mills Mr. Snyder took an active part in municipal matters, having served several years at the council board as councillor, then deputy reeve for the township. His family consists of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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T. B. SNIDER, Deputy Reeve of Waterloo Township, is a son of Elias Snider, and brother of E. W. B. Snider, M.P.P., and reckons among his ancestors some of the pioneers of this county, to whose efforts its development to its present high status is largely attributable. He was born in Waterloo Village in 1850, and there he grew to manhood. At the age of nineteen he assumed control of his father's extensive flouring mills, and later became a partner with his brother, A. B. Snider, in operating the large German Mills, an establishment which has been in commission about sixty years. He also participates in the promotion of agricultural matters, and has been largely instrumental in the improvement of the farm stock of the county by the importation of choice beasts from abroad. He has taken part as well in the conduct of municipal matters for several years past, and is now serving his third year in the township Council in the capacity of Deputy Reeve.2a

2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsell & Co., Toronto, Ont. 1881 
Tilman B. Snider
 
30654 Titus Snider, "was born January 19th, 1860. He is engaged in farming on the old homestead. He is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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A well-known and highly respected resident of Waterloo passed away at 9? o'clock this morning in the person of Titus Snider, son of Mr. Sam Snider at the age of 47 years, 9 months and 4 days. The late Mr. Snider had been ill since last winter. He was a sufferer from cancer of the liver and had been confined to his bed for the past ten weeks.

He was born on the old homestead in Waterloo which he subsequently purchased and had resided thereon continuously up to his death following the occupation of farmer. In 1899 he married Catherine Martin daughter of the late Jacob Martin who together with an adopted daughter are left to mourn his demise. The following brothers and sisters also survive - Cyrus, Waterloo; Menno, Elmira; Samuel and Jacob of near Waterloo; Hiram, Chicago; Mary and Emma, Berlin, Mrs. John Bingeman, Mrs. Abraham Rad, and Mrs. Jonathan Snyder, Waterloo.

The funeral will be held from his residence William Street West, Waterloo on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock to the Mennonite church for service thence to Eby Cemetery for interment.2a

2aChronicle Telegraph 24 Oct 1907 pg 5 
Titus Snider
 
30655 Titus Snider, "was born December 5th, 1861. He is home and works his father's farm and is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Titus S. Snider
 
30656 Snider, Urias, son of John. B. and Magdalena (Snyder) Snider; born near Kitchener Ont., Nov. 22, 1875; died, after a brief illness, Dec. 25, 1958, on the farm where he was born, only 24 days after the passing away of his wife, the former Nancy Shantz; aged 83 y. 1 m. 3 d. They were married Nov. 21, 1900, and shared the joys and sorrows of life for 58 years. Eight children were born to this union, of whom 3 sons passed away in infancy. Surviving are 2 sons (Selwyn and Arlin), 3 daughters (Glennys- Mrs. Edward G. Snyder, Twilah, and Esther), one brother (Ephraim, Kitchener), and one granddaughter. He accepted Christ during the Coffman revival, and served the Strasburg Church for many years. Memorial services were conducted by Simon B. Martin and Lester Bauman on Dec. 27; interment in church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 5 - February 3, 1959 
Urias S. Snider
 
30657 It is with sadness and thanksgiving for a life well lived, that we announce the passing of Verda Weber, on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital age 92 years. Verda was a member of Erb St. Mennonite Church in Waterloo and volunteered her time at St. John's Soup Kitchen and the Breithaupt Centre Snack Counter for many years. Loving wife of the late Samuel W. Weber (September 8, 2006). Dear mother of Edith Shantz (Murray) of Baden, Dorothy Peterson (Larry) of Thunder Bay, Ruth Deyarmond (John) of Waterloo and Jan Bowman (Bryan) of Breslau. She will be sadly missed by eleven grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren, brothers Howard Snider (Marie) of Kansas and Orval Snider (Agnes) of Red Deer, Alberta. Pre- deceased by her granddaughter Michelle, sisters Elva Heintz and Audrey Snider. Friends and relatives are invited to share their memories during visitation on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Erb St. Mennonite Church 131 Erb St. W., Waterloo. Private family interment at Erb St. Mennonite Church Cemetery on Thursday morning April 22nd followed by a memorial service at Erb St. Mennonite Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Eleanor Epp-Stobbe officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John's Kitchen, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region or Erb St. Mennonite Church would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home 171 King St. S., Waterloo www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Special thanks to the staff of Beechwood Manor Retirement Lodge for their loving care and support. You enhanced Mom's quality of life for which we are very grateful.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 20 Apr 2010 
Verda Edell Snider
 
30658 GOOD, Mrs. Milton R. (Verna) -- At K-W Hospital, on Wednesday, July 28, 1976, after a brief illness, Verna L. Snider, a resident of Breslau, aged 64 years.Mrs. Good was born in Kitchener, a daughter of the former Lydia Shirk and the late Addison Snider. Mrs. Good was a member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, The Women's Missionary Association, the Bloomingdale women's Institute and formerly a member of the K-W Orphanage Board.Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Lydia Snider of Waterloo; her husband Milton R. Good, and Sons James M. of London, Ont. and John R. at home. a sister, Greta (Mrs. Albert Hunsberger) of Waterloo, a brother Walton Snider of Kitchener and grandchildren Tom and Jimmy. Predeceased by a brother, Merle.Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, until noon on Saturday, removal will be made to Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church for the service at 2 p.m., with Rev. James Reusser and Rev. Ron Rempel officiating. Interment Parkview cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record - 29 Jul 1976 
Verna Idell Snider
 
30659 Cressman, --Villina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Snider, was born at Parkway, Ont., Aug. 24, 1863; passed away May 10, 1952; aged 88 y. 8m. 17 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob Cressman on Oct. 21, 1884, and together they were converted and united with the church. Surviving are 4 sons (Herbert and Ivan, Breslau, Ont.; Samuel, Preston, Ont.; and Jacob, Kitchener, Ont.), 4 daughters (Viola, Bloomingdale, Ont.; Elma-Mrs. Leslie Witmer, Preston, Ont.; Ida-Mrs. Eugene Brubacker, Kitchener, Ont.; and Lizzie Ann-Mrs. Howard Stevanus, Bloomingdale, Ont.), 4 brothers (Allan and Leander, Parkway, Ont.; Isaac, Winnipeg, Man.; and Elam, Montreal P.Q.), one sister (Mrs. Edward Schaefer, Breslau, Ont.), 39 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren. Her husband passed away in 1926, and she was also preceded in death by one son (Alson) and 2 daughters (Villina and Hilda). Funeral services were in charge of Oscar Burkholder and John W. Snyder at the Snyder Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale, Ont., with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLV , Number 41 - October 7, 1952- page 997, 998 
Villina Snider
 
30660 Snider, Walter, son of Jonas and Susannah Snider, was born at Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 19, 1890; died suddenly at his home in Bridgeport, Ont., Sept. 5, 1964; aged 73 y. 10 m. 17 d. On Feb. 12, 1913, he was married to Mary Krempein, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Blake and Arthur), 3 daughters (Alta-Mrs. Albert Fisher, Olive-Mrs. Ezra Baechler, and Miriam-Mrs. Robert Halcrow), 23 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, Sept. 9, in charge of J. B. Martin, assisted by Milton Schwartzentruber.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 41 - October 20, 1964 - pp 925, 926 
Walter H. Snider
 
30661 Walter James Snider, "was born September 30th, 1869. He is married to Elena Kuntz and resides in Conestogo where he is engaged in his father's mills. .."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Walter J. Snider, clerk of the Township of Woolwich, was born in Conestogo in 1869. He was educated at the Conestogo public school and also attended the Berlin High School (now the Berlin Collegiate Institute) in 1883 and 1884. and the British American Business College in 1886. He is a miller by occupation. On May 20, 1905, he was appointed clerk of Woolwich Township.2a

2aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906), 31.

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SNIDER'S WOODS

Conestoga has another thing to its credit, namely, Snider's Woods. As is known and often deplored the slashes of the woodman's axe to feed the sawmills have almost denuded a once well-timbered township and dried up its spring creeks. Observing these results the late Walter J. Snider determined to preserve one wooded tract for posterity. His purpose is set forth in a letter addressed to the Provincial Minister of Lands, Forests, and Mines, and reads,

Conestoga, Ontario, July 15th, 1918. Dear Sir:

In settlement of my father's estate several years ago, I came into ownership of a mill and water power situated in the village of Conestoga, as well as of about forty acres of wooded river flats, lying at the confluence of the Grand and Conestoga Rivers. This property has been in the possession of our family since about 1850.

Many of the trees in this wood are of great age, and majestic in size and beauty. As my purpose is to refrain from cutting any sound and growing trees during my lifetime, it would be a great satisfaction to me if some arrangement could be effected whereby the conservation of this woodland could be assured in perpetuity.

I beg, therefore, to inquire whether this object could not be attained through entailing the property with cutting rights through your department? The plain that has suggested itself to me is that neither I nor my successors be permitted to cut any trees except such as shall be designated for removal by the Chief Provincial Forester; and that upon removal of any trees a proper number of trees be planted.


There is considerable room for tree planting in the grounds and my desire is to have it scientifically reforested under the supervision of your department. This would provide a forestry and reforestration demonstration on a small scale right in the heart of the older portion of Western Ontario.

Should this meet with your approval I shall be very glad to proceed toward a final arrangement.

Yours very truly, Walter J. Snider.


The minister acted upon Mr. Snider's suggestion and pro-vided legislation to carry out his purpose. At a largely attended function, whereat mayors and members of parliament, the Ontario Government, and the Dominion Commission of Con-servation were represented, the woodland was set aside for the benefit of future generations on August 8th, 1918. The legis-lation here referred to enables other owners of woodlands to emulate Mr. Snider's example.2a

2aWaterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1933 pg 17 - Woolwich Township - Its Early Settlement by W. V. Uttley
 
Walter James Snider
 
30662 Wellington Snyder, "was born September 6th, 1865. On June 14th, 1893, he was married to Jennie A. Pirie. They reside near Bloomingdale where he is engaged in farming. They have had a family of one child."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Wellington Snider
 
30663 Wendel S. Snider, "was born July 12th, 1844. On February 4th, 1873, he was married to Mary Jane Pender. They reside in Grey County, near Ayton, where he is engaged in farming. His family is as follows, namely: VI Melvin, VI Mabel, and a daughter whose name was not received. She died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Wendel S. Snider
 
30664 SNIDER, Willard L. -- On Monday Dec. 19, 1983 at his residence, Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, formerly of 83 Fountain At., Waterloo, in his 86th year. Born in Floradale, he was a self-employed route salesman for various K-W Bakeries, retiring in the spring of 1976; a member of Emmanuel United Church, Waterloo and the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society. Husband of the late Lydia Thur; father of Maynard of San Francisco Cal., Dwight of Kitchener, Caroly (Mrs. Don Tiffin) of Fiji and Adeen of Waterloo. Also survived by six grandchildren, David, Scott and Parrow Snider, Gillian Toporowski, Gwendolyn and Kathleen Tiffin. Predeceased by his Parents, Aaron and Caroline Snider; four brothers and five sisters. Mr. Snider's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, after 7 p.m. Tuesday until noon Thursday; then to Emmanuel United Church, Waterloo for funeral and committal services at 2 p.m., Rev Donald Linkletter officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Dec 1983 
Willard Carl Lorne Snider
 
30665 Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Freeport Health Centre at the age of 71 years.

Willard is survived by his beloved wife Marlene, his two sons Steve (Brenda) Snider and Dale (Kelly) Snider, grandchildren Kevin, Jocelyn, Chloe, Kirsten, Seth and Dominic. Willard is also survived by his brother Cameron (Diane) Snider, and two sisters Doris Blake and Grace Lennox. Predeceased by his sister Helen Schiedel.

Willard's positive attitude for life and outgoing personality made him loved by many. He was a very generous man and always willing to help. Willard loved owning and operating his own business Snider Turf Equipment and then continuing to work with small engines well into his retirement. He loved the outdoors and was an avid boater and spent as much time as he could on the water. He enjoyed farming, hockey, football, gardening and spending time with his family.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Willard with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church, 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo on Monday, February 4 at 11:00 am. A reception will follow the service. Cremation has taken place and private interment will be at First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener.

Condolences for the family and donations to Mennonite Central Committee or Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. 
Willard Urbin Snider
 
30666 William Snider, "was born October 26th, 1845. When a young man he entered his father's mills in the town of Waterloo where he served his apprenticeship as miller and has been connected with the mills ever since. In 1879 he, in company with Mr. A. Kraft, purchased the valuable mills (known as Union Mills) from his father and has since built additions to it and has made improvements in the latest and most improved machinery so as to have a daily capacity of nearly 300 barrels of flour of the most superior quality. He has served his town and county in the municipal council for a number of years, serving in the capacity as councillor for seven years, reeve for three years, warden of the county one year, and mayor for two years. On June 11th, 1867, he was married to Lydia Ann Bowman. They reside in the town of Waterloo and have had a family as follows"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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WILLIAM SNIDER, Warden of the County of Waterloo, is one of the most enterprising and progressive business men of Waterloo, the town of his present residence as well of his birth, which event occurred in 1845. He is a son of Elias Snider, whose connection with the milling interests of this town have been before adverted to. William is one of a family of twelve children, eight of whom were sons. He learned the milling trade in his youth, and has ever since continued his connection therewith, being senior member of the firm of William Snider & Co., whose business is extensive and successful. Mr. Snider has been for some years an active participant in municipal affairs, as a result of which he now holds the Wardenship of the county ; and in all other matters of local or general interest, he has ever made his influence felt in promoting the material, intellectual or moral status of the community in which he resides.2a

2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsell & Co., Toronto, Ont. 1881 
Mayor William Snider
 
30667 William Snider, 1845 - 1915

A list of Snider's business involvement suggests his influence within the community. He was president of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company, director for 10 years of the Mutual Life Assurance Company (Clarica), and vice-president of Waterloo Manufacturing Company. He was a charter member of the Waterloo Board of Trade, a member of the Waterloo Horticultural Society and sat on the Waterloo Board of Park Management from 1890-1906. Snider first served on village council beginning in 1873. He continued as alderman for another two years when the Town of Waterloo was incorporated in 1876. From 1878-1881 Snider held the position of town reeve. He was elected mayor in 1885-1886 and again in 1891-1892. During his two terms in office, Snider was instrumental in establishing a weekly market in the basement of the Town Hall, in creating a formal Town Fire Company and in securing the installation of gas lighting. Under his guidance, Council also approved a proposal by the town's first mayor Moses Springer to commission portraits of former mayors for display in the Council Chambers. From City of Waterloo's website 2005_________________________________________________________________________
 
Mayor William Snider
 
30668 William Weber Snider12 the son of E. W. B. Snider and Nancy Weber was born in St. Jacobs on Feb. 25, 1872. After attending the St. Jacobs public school he spent a year at Naperville College, Illinois. In his youth he worked in his father's mill at St. Jacobs and later bought it from him. He continued to operate it until 1919 when he sold it to Walter Snider of Conestoga. After his retirement from milling Mr. Snider showed sound judgment in financial matters. He became president of the Canada Felling Company in St. Jacobs, and of the Anthes Foundry Company in Toronto. He was a charter member of the Waterloo Historical Society. On the death of his sister Lola he suggested that her bequest to the village take the form of a library. Mr. Snider was the first chairman of the Library Board and continued in that position for almost 30 years. During his life-time residence in St. Jacobs he showed great interest in village affairs and generously supported the Evangelical church. Mr. Snider married Alice Snyder of St. Jacobs in 1898. Although their formal education was limited they travelled and read widely and sent their five daughters to college. Mr. Snider's creative imagination found expression in his home and in his garden, four and a half acres which at the time of his marriage he bought from his father and made beautiful with trees and flowers. William W. Snider
 
30669 William Snider, "was born February 25th, 1872. He is at home and is engaged in his father's mill."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
William W. Snider
 
30670 IKONEN, Gladys B. (Snooks)

Born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on June 15, 1936, to the late Hannah and Robert Snooks. Moved to Cambridge (Galt) in 1951. Passed away on August 11, 2000, at the London Health Science Centre, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Best friend and devoted wife of Lennie for 33 years. Loving only sister of Gordon Snooks and Robert (Al) Snooks, both of Cambridge. Loving aunt of Sharon Snooks of Halifax and Gordon Jr. Snooks of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At Gladys' request, there will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to the Ikonen home on September 9, 2000, from 3-6 p.m., to visit with the family and remember Gladys. Gladys asked that any expressions of sympathy be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the London Health Science Centre, Ovarian Cancer Research Department, 800 Commissioners Road East, London. Corbett Funeral Home, 519-740-0669.

Cambridge Reporter 2000 
Gladys Snooks
 
30671 SNOOKS, Gordon Francis

Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, August 31, 2009, at the age of 81. Beloved father to son, Gordon Jr. (Beverly) and daughter, Sharon; grandfather to Jordan, Brian and Laura Snooks, and great-grandfather to Logan, all of Nova Scotia. Brother in-law of Lennie Ikonen of Kitchener. Gordon will be fondly remembered by Jackie and Gord Clemens and their children Janet Shea (Aaron), Jennifer Tonner (Andy), Ashley Clemens (Sean) Becky Donovan (Charlie) and grandchildren all of Cambridge. Predeceased by his longtime companion, Donna Tennant (April 2009); brother, Robert 'Al', sister Gladys; parents, Hannah (Clarke) and Robert. Cremation has taken place and an interment will take place at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Gordon's life at Knights of Columbus Lounge, 333 Speedsville Rd., Cambridge, on Thursday September 3, 2009, between 1:30 and 4 p.m.

Waterloo Region Record 6 Sep 2009 
Gordon Francis Snooks
 
30672 SIMPSON, Della (Good) Peacefully on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Leisureworld Care Centre, Elmira. Della (Snow) Simpson in her 102nd year formerly of St. Jacobs. Predeceased by her first husband Norman Good (1954) and her second husband Arthur Simpson (1998). Dear sister of Alice Fairbarn of Newmarket. Also lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Della will be sadly missed by Bob and Joan Schaus of St. Jacobs and Robert and Darlene Good of New Hamburg. Predeceased by her parents George and Rachel (Mullen) Snow, her four brothers Elgin, Ross, Jim and Clinton, and by her two sisters Lulu Schlitt and Dorothy Bentley. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Monday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Martin Giebel officiating followed by interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs. In Della's memory, donations to St. James Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 8 Nov 2010 
Della Agnes Snow
 
30673 Death came with tragic suddenness Friday afternoon to Florence Snowball, relict of the late Dr. Albert Hawk, who passed away less than a year ago. The city was shocked at the news of Mrs. Hawk's passing and her circle of friends was deeply grieved. Mrs. Hawk had been alone during the afternoon, her sister-in-law, Miss Agnes Hawk, having been out visiting for the afternoon and when she returned home, found Mrs. Hawk lying on the couch, evidently having laid down for a rest. Doctors were immediately summoned and they declared life extinct and that deceased had been dead a couple of hours. Mrs. Hawk had not been ailing and her death was due to a heart attack.

The late Mrs. Hawk had been a resident of Galt most of her life. She was of a retiring disposition but very active in the Nurses' Alumnae of the city. Her only survivor is a son, William, a medical student at Toronto University who has been spending his summer vacation with a surveying party in Newfoundland. Funeral arrangements will depend upon his arrival home.1a

1aGalt Evening Reporter September 8, 1928 
Florence Isabella Snowball
 
30674 HAGEDORN, Edna Minnie (nee Snowden) Passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 30, 2011, at the Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 80. Loving mother of Brian (Doreen), Vickie (Robert), and Steve (Patricia), cherished grandmother of Joshua, Adam, Kristen (Curtis), Kelly, Rob Jr. (Kayla), Carla, Candice, Amber (Josh) and Brittany, proud great-grandmother of Logan, Chelsea, and Jake. She will be greatly missed by her sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, and fondly remembered by all those who knew her. Predeceased by her beloved husband Howard in 2008. Edna farmed in Plattsville, babysat for 25 years, caring for many children in her home, and was a very active member of her churches, first St. James Lutheran in Baden, then St. James Lutheran in Mannheim and finally Faith Lutheran Church in Kitchener. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Westmount Funeral Chapel , 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount Rd.), Kitchener, on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 247 Westmount Road E., Kitchener. If you should so wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Faith Lutheran Church, may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at (519) 743-8900. Share memories of Edna online at www.westmountfuneralchapel.com1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 30 Dec 2011 
Edna Minnie Snowden
 
30675 Steven Snutch

PRESTON, Steven Paul Snutch, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Snutch, Fountain St., Preston, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Wednesday afternoon, after being confined to hospital only a day and a half. The four month-old child was born in Ottawa and came to Preston with his parents from Ottawa a month ago. Surviving are his parents, A.B. C.S. 2 Donald Snutch, RCN, stationed at Ottawa and Mrs. Snutch, of Preston and a sister, Sharon. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd., funeral home, for funeral service, Friday, at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Jan 1954 pg 5 
Stephen Paul Snutch
 
30676 Aaron Snyder, "was born August 18th, 1845. On April 9th, 1871, he was married to Anna Good. They resided near his father's old homestead where he died April 28th, 1872, leaving one child" 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Aaron Snyder
 
30677 Aaron Snyder, "was born July 2nd, 1851. On January 18th, 1872, he was married to Sarah Catharine Eaton who was born December 5th, 1851, and died February 28th, 1887. They resided on his father's old homestead where she died. To them was born a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Aaron Snyder
 
30678 Aaron W. Snyder, "was born October 5th, 1857. He is unmarried and home on the farm."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Aaron W. Snyder
 
30679 WEBER, Mrs. Allen S. (Selina) at the K-W Hospital, on Thursday, Jan. 1, 1976, after a lengthy illness, Selina Snyder, aged 95 years, of 58 Stirling Ave. N., Kitchener. Mother of Estella Weber and Eileen (Mrs. Ivan Kinzie), both of Kitchener; grandmother of Sharon (Mrs. Orland Ferguson) of Ridgeway, and David Kinzie of Owen Sound; six great-grand-children also survive; predeceased by her husband Allen S. Weber in 1928 and one brother Addison Snyder. She was a charter member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church and the WMA of the church; she was born at Bloomingdale. Friends may call at the Ratz- Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after Saturday, 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Monday removal will be made to the Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church for the funeral and committal service Monday, 2:30 p.m. Interment First Mennonite cemetery. Rev. James Reusser will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to the WMA memorial fund of the church. Abbie Selina "Selina" Snyder
 
30680 Abraham B. Snyder, "was born march 21st, 1866. On September 12th, 1894, he was married to Lydia Ann Groff (No. 3360). They reside on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham B. Snyder
 
30681 Abraham M. Snyder, "was born January 21st, 1850. On October 8th, 1872, he was married to Sally Ann, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Schwartz) Huber. She was born December 5th, 1849. They reside on part of his father's old homestead near Roseville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them is born a family of seven children,."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham M. Snyder
 
30682 Abram S. Snyder, "was born August 19th, 1863. On October 11th, 1887, he was married to Elizabeth S. Detweiler who was born March 14th, 1864. They resided in Huron County, Ontario for several years but now reside near Midland P.O., Virginia, U.S."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snyder.--Abram S., son of Moses and Hannah Shantz Snyder, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 19, 1863; passed away at his home near Vestaburg, Mich., April 23, 1945; aged 81 y. 8 m. 4 d. On Oct. 11, 1887, he was married to Elizabeth Detweiler. He is survived by his wife, 5 children (Hannah, Susanna, Lydia, Abram, and Leroy), one brother (Jacob, of Ontario), 20 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Two children (Matilda and Allen preceded him in death. Funeral services were held April 26 at his late home and the Ferris Center Church of Christ, in charge of E. E. Bontrager. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 6 - May 11, 1945 - pages 118-119 
Abraham S. Snyder
 
30683 Absalom Snyder, "was born May 23rd, 1817. on February 2nd, 1841, he was married to Mary, daughter of Jacob and Judith (Baumann) Bricker. She was born May 7th, 1823, and died May 17th, 1891. After his marriage he moved near Fisher's Mills south of Kossuth, on the farm now in possession of his youngest son, Abraham, where he is still residing and enjoying life. He is a very active and well posted man for his age. His family consisted of fifteen children" 1a

1a Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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SNYDER - Absolom Snyder born in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 23rd 1817, died of paralysis on May 21st 1900, leaving four sons and three daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father. He passed away at the ripe old age of 82 years, 11 months, and 29 days. A large circle of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place at Wanner's M. H., on the 24th. Deceased united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a consistent member until his death. Funeral services at the house by Jacob Woolner, Sr., and at the M. H. by Noah Stauffer and Elias Weber. Sister Snyder preceded her husband nine years ago. 2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXVII, No. 14, July 15, 1900 - pages 222, 223 
Absalom Snyder
 
30684 REV. A. B. SNYDER

HESPELER, March 11, Rev. A. B. Snyder, 74, one of the best known residents of this district and former pastor of Wanner Mennonite church, near here, died at his home at Fisher Mills today. The deceased, who was a life long resident of the district was ordained in 1893 and for 40 years, was the minister of the Wanner Mennonite church. He took a great interest in educational and missionary activities of the Mennonite church. He was the chairman of the Mennonite Bible School, at Kitchener, during the early years, following its organization. He also served on the Mennonite Mission Board of Ontario, for a number of years. He was married on May 17, 1892, to Mary Groff of Waterloo, who survives with the following children; Mrs, Nelson Bechtel of Hespeler. Oliver A. Snyder of Hesprler, Mrs. Chester Buschert of Preston, Mrs. Howard Cressman, Hespeler, Edward and Emma at home. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, from the residence, to the Wanner Mennonite church, for service at 2:30, with Interment in the adjoining Cemetery. Bishop B. M. Kanagy, the pastor of the congregation and Rev. P. F. Coffman of Vineland, will oonduct the services.

Kitchener Daily Record 11 Mar 1936 pg 17

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Rev. Absalom Snyder, "was born March 7th, 1861. On May 17th, 1892, he was married to Mary Groff (No.3357). They reside near Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. On June 18th, 1892, he was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church. Up to the present he has proved himself to be an able man and no doubt in time will be one of the ablest ministers of the Mennonite body. His family consists of two children named ."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rev. Absalom B. Snyder
 
30685 RUDY, Mrs. Ada

At her residence, Route 1, Cambridge (Hespeler), Monday, December 27, 1976, Ada Snyder, beloved wife of the late Clarence Rudy, dear mother of Arthur of Waterloo, Wilfrid of St. Catharines, Anna (Mrs. Homer Burkhart) of Route 7, Guelph, Margaret (Mrs. Melvin Bearinger) of Waterloo, Lucile (Mrs. Jessie Markle) of Cambridge, in her 86th year. Mrs. Rudy was born in Waterloo Township and had resided on the family farm all her life. She was a member of Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge. Predeceased by one son, Howard in 1959; also one brother and three sisters. Also survived by four sisters, Myra (Mrs. Benjamin Shantz), Melinda (Mrs. Roy Hagey) of Cambridge, Maggie (Mrs. Menno Moyer) of Kitchener, Mary (Mrs. Frank Henry) of Indiana and one brother, Gordon Snyder of Guelph, 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston) until noon Thursday, then to Wanner Mennonite Church for funeral service, at 2 p.m. Interment In Wanner cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Dec 1976 pg 31

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Rudy.- Ada, daughter of Levi and Sara (Reist) Snyder, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Mar. 5, 1891; died at her home on Dec. 27, 1976; aged 85 y. On Mar. 18, 1913, she was married to Clarence Rudy, who preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1966. Surviving are 3 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Homer Burkhart, Margaret-Mrs. Melvin Bearinger and Lucille-Mrs. Jessie Markle), 2 sons (Arthur and Wilfred), 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Myra-Mrs. Benjamin Shantz, Melinda -Mrs. Roy Hagey, Maggie-Mrs. Menno Moyer, and Mary-Mrs. Frank Henry), and one brothter (Gordon). She was preceded in death by one son (Howard), 3 grandchildren, one brother, and 3 sisters. She was a member of Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge, Ont., where funeral services were held on Dec. 30, 1976, in charge of Herbert Schultz; interment in Wanner Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 70, Number 13 - March 29, 1977, page 278. 
Ada Katie Snyder
 
30686 Addison B. Snyder, "was born May 28th, 1866. He is married to Lizzie Ann Weber. They reside in Woolwich Township, east of Elmira, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Elmira - July 19, Addison B. Snyder died at the Elmira Private Hospital, Saturday a.m. after a short illness at the age 82 years. A son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Snyder of Waterloo, Mr. Snyder was born May 28, 1866. He married Elizabeth Ann Weber who predeceased him in Jan. 1936. In 1941 he married Helen Schwartz, who survives with two sons, Arthur D. Snyder of Woodbridge and Wilfred W. Snyder of Didsbury, Alta; one daughter Mrs. U. B. (Laura) Dengis of Buffalo, N. Y.; one brother, Jesse B. Snyder of Floradale; six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tues afternoon 2:30 p.m., Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church, Elmira. Rev. A. E. Pletch and Rev. E. M. Gishler will conduct the services. Interment will be made at the Elmira Cemetery. The body will rest at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor until Tues. afternoon, 1 p.m. o'clock when removal will be made to the church. Friends are requested to pay their respects prior to the service.2a

2aThe Kitchener Record 19 Jul 1948

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Addison Snyder, treasurer of Woolwich Township, succeeded to this postion upon the death of his father, the late Jesse Snyder in 1901.2a

3aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906), pg 31 
Addison B. Snyder
 
30687 Mrs. Agnes Fried, Roseville, July 13 - Mrs. Agnes Fried, 68, of Roseville, died last night at her home after a six month illness. A member of Roseville Evangelical United Brethren Church, she served as Sunday school teacher and church organist. Born in North Easthope, Feb 13 1880, she was the former Agnes Snyder, daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Benjamin Snyder. While a child, she moved to Roseville with her parents. After her husband, Lawrence Fried, died in 1920 she remained on the farm until last November when she moved to town. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Manson (Marion) Scott, of Galt; Mrs. Lorne (Beulah) Brighton and Mrs. Hubert (Dorothy) Greulich, both of New Dundee and three sons, John, Lorne, and Gordon all of Roseville. Also surviving are three brothers, Allen of Toronto; Owen of Meyronne, Sask.; Norman of Kitchener and one sister Mrs. O. G. Hallman of Kitchener. There are 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two daughters, Elva and Grace and two sons, Harrison and Kenneth, predeceased her. The funeral service will be held at the residence, Roseville, at 2 p.m. Thursdday with a service following at 2:30 p.m. at Roseville Evangelical United Brethern Church. Rev. C. R. Kauth will officiate. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. The body is resting at the Poth Funeral Home, New Dundee, until Wednesday at 1:30 p. m.1a
1aThe Kitchener Record 13 Jul 1948 
Agnes Snyder
 
30688 Nancy Snyder, "was born June 3rd, 1831. On January 25th, 1859, she was married to Benjamin S. Martin, a farmer. See Benjamin S. Martin's family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Agnes "Nancy" Snyder
 
30689 Albert B. Snyder, "was born January 23rd, 1861. He is married to Lizzie Ruggle. They reside at Floradale where he is engaged as a clerk in his father-in-law's store. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Albert B. Snyder
 
30690 Albert M. Snyder, "was born August 3rd, 1869. He is with the J. Y. Shantz & Son Button Co. of Berlin where he is engaged as foreman in one of the departments. On May 14th, 1895, he was married to Catharine Cressman. The reside in Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Albert M. Snyder
 
30691 Albert R. Snyder, "was born January 8th, 1865. He is home and unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Albert R. Snyder
 
30692 Albert S. Snyder, "was born October 27th, 1853. On April 14th, 1874, he was married to Hettie Detweiler who was born February 21st, 1861. They reside about one and one-half miles north-east of Bloomingdale, on part of his father's old place, where he is engaged in farming"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Albert S. Snyder
 
30693 Alfred Snyder, "was born November 25th, 1864. He is married to Clara W. Snider and resided in St. Jacobs where he, in partnership with his brother William is doing an extensive business in general merchandise."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Alfred Snyder
 
30694 Alice Snyder, "was born November 18th, 1869, She is home and unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Alice Snyder
 
30695 Alice Snyder, "was born November 29th, 1870. She is unmarried and resides at home with her sister, Clara."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Alice Snyder
 
30696 Alice Amanda Snyder, "was born October 29th, 1869. She is married to Solomon Koch. They reside near Conestogo on the old "Samuel Reist Place" where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Alice Amanda Snyder
 
30697 GOOD, ALICE BARBARA (SNYDER) On Thursday Jan, 14, 1982, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Mrs. Leroy Good, of RR 2, Baden, aged 64 years. She was a member of the Shantz Mennonite Church, RR 2, Baden. Beloved wife of Leroy, whom she married, June 28, 1941. Dear mother of Dale of Hagersville, Robert of London, Ont., and Carl of Toronto. Also surviving are five grandchildren; two brothers, John of New Hamburg and Ralph of Vineland and one sister, Vera (Mrs. Clayton Shantz) of New Dundee. She was predeceased by her parents, the late Dilman Snyder and the former Ida Weber and her step-mother, Nora Hunsberger. The late Mrs. Good is resting at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg Chapel, 291 Huron St., after 7 p.m. this evening and until 1 p.m. Sunday, when removal will be made to Shantz Mennonite Church, for service at 3 p.m., with Rev. Ed Kaufmann officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Shantz Church Building Fund, the Ontario Mennonite Missions, or the charity of one's choice.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Jan 1982

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Good, Alice Barbara, daughter of Dilman and Ida (Weber) Snyder, was born at Baden, Ont., Nov. 14, 1917; died at Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 4, 1982; aged 64 y. On June 28, 1941, she was married to LeRoy Good, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Dale, Robert, and Carl), 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John and Ralph), and one sister (Vera-Mrs. Clayton Shantz). She was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 17, in charge of Edward Kauffman and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in Shantz Church Cemetery.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 75, Number 7 -February 16, 1982 - pg 118  
Alice Barbara Snyder
 
30698 Alice Celena Snyder, "was born June 27th, 1858. On February 14th, 1878, she was married at Columbus, Nebraska, to Elias M. Stowe. They reside at Newman Grove, Nebraska, U. S."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Alice Celena Snyder
 
30699 Snyder.- Allen Snyder died at the home of his mother, March 29, 1912; aged 20 y. 4 m. Funeral services at the home by Urias Weber and Silas Cressman. Buried at the Berlin, Ont., Mennonite Church. He was a humble Christian, converted three years ago while meetings were held by Bro. D. D. Miller of Middlebury, Ind., and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. He died of diabetes and fell peacefully asleep without a struggle. To mourn his departure are 2 brothers and his mother. His sister, Ella died about 10 years ago, and his father preceded him to the spirit world about 20 years ago.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume V, Number 2 - April 11, 1912 - page 31, 32 
Allan Snyder
 
30700 Allen Snyder, was born May 3rd, 1860. He was married to Rebecca Brubacher (No. 1428) and resided on a farm near Bridgeport where he died of fever March 7th, 1891, leaving a family of four children"

Allan Snyder, "was born May 3rd, 1860, and died on his farm near Bridgeport, March 7th, 1891. He was married to Rebecca Brubacher, March 10th, 1886. They had a family of four children,.."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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SNYDER. - On the 7th of March, 1891 in Waterloo Co., Ontario, of intermittent fever, Allan Snyder, aged 30 years, 10 months and 4 days. Buried on the 10th in the graveyard at Eby's church, Berlin, whither his remains were followed by a large concourse of friends. He leaves a sorrowing wife with three little children to mourn his early death. May a kind heavenly Father comfort and strengthen the bereaved widowed sister in this her deep affliction that she may put all her trust in her God who has promised to be a husband and protector to the widow. Funeral services in German by S. R. Knechtel from Matt. 24: 44 and in English by Peter Cober from Mark 8: 36. This death is another earnest appeal to all not to neglect the salvation of the immortal soul until death faces the victim and claims him as his own, whether prepared or unprepared.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXVIII, No. 7, April 1, 1891, page 109, 110, 111 
Allan Snyder
 
30701 Allan B. Snyder, "the youngest in the family, was born September 16th, 1870. He is unmarried and at present resides in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged in the upholstery business."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Allan B. Snyder
 
30702 Snyder. - Allen D., son of Abram and Lizzie Snyder, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Dec. 30, 1892; died at his home near Ephrata, Pa., June 10, 1928, after a two-week illness of abdominal grippe. In 1916 he was married to Anna Bauman who died in 1925. To this union were born 4 children. On October 10, 1926, he was married to Sarah Martin. To this union was born one daughter. At the age of 18 he united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he died. He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind devoted husband and father, his deeply bereaved wife and 5 children (Violet, Roy, Clare, Marie, and Eleanor), his parents, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters (Abram, Leroy, Mrs. Hannah Roop, Mrs. Susanna Wideman, Mrs. Lydia Beach), his aged grandmother (Mrs. Matilda Detweiler), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the house June 14, by Bro. John Bucher and at the Ephrata Mennonite Church by Bros. N. L. Landis and J. K. Bixler of Elkhart, Ind. Interment in the Pike Cemetery.

"Weep not for me, my family dear
Nor shed for me a sorrowing tear;
I am not dead, but only sleep
My silent slumbers, oh, how sweet."1a

1a
Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 21 - August 23, 1928, pages 446, 447 
Allan D. Snyder
 
30703 Weber, Loraine Snyder, daughter of Abram Snyder and Lydia Ann (Groff) Snyder, was born at Waterloo, Ont., May 29, 1909; died of surgery complications at Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 29, 1988; aged 79 y. On May 29, 1937, she was married to Alson M. Weber, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (James, John, and Ross). She was a member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 1 in charge of Mary Mae Schwartzentruber and Steven Martin; interment in Parkview Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 20 - May 16, 1989 - page 349, 350. 
Alma Loraine Snyder
 
30704 Alvin Snyder, "was born April 26th, 1876. He resides with his parents in Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Alvin Snyder
 
30705 Amos Snyder, "was born April 10th, 1842. On December 14th, 1869, he was married to Leah Strome. They reside near Gorrie, Ontario, and have a family of five children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Amos Snyder
 
30706 Amos Snyder, "was born May 14th, 1824. on December 31st, 1844, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Clemens) Master. She was born August 3rd, 1826, and died at Sourisford, Man., February 24th, 1886. They resided near Preston many years, thence moved to Oxford County, Ontario, and when old they, in May 1880, moved to Manitoba"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Amos Snyder
 
30707 Amos B. Snyder, "was born September 30th, 1854. On February 18th, 1879, he was married to Mary Ann Kunsenhauser and resides a little north of Baden where he is engage in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snyder. -Amos B., son of the late Moses K. and Lydia (Bechtel) Snyder, was born in Waterloo, Co., Ont., Sept. 30, 1854; died Dec. 26, 1937; aged 83 y. 2 m. 26 d. He was married to Mary Ann Kuntzenhauser Feb. 18, 1879. This union was blessed with 6 sons and 2 daughters. His beloved wife died March 7, 1896. Three sons died in infancy, Eli died in 1909 and Hannah in 1924. He stayed at the home of his daughter Lydia (Mrs. Joe Shantz) where he died after a brief illness. He leaves 1 daughter (Lydia), 2 sons (Isaac from the old homestead, and Arthur of near Wilmot Centre), 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 29 at the Shantz Church by Orphen Wismer and Manassah Hallman, and at the house by Moses Roth. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.

"Rest on, dear father, thy labors are o'er,
Those loving hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend on earth like him we'll find."2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXX, No. 42 - January 13, 1938 
Amos B. Snyder
 
30708 SNYDER, Amos M. - Peacefully on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital. Amos Snyder, in his 88th year, of Elmira. Beloved husband of Naomi (Markby) Snyder for 63 years. Dear father of David and Marie Snyder of RR 2, Elmira, Merle and Karen Snyder of Bluevale, Janet and Bruce Neeb of Stratford, Cathy and William Tkaczuk of Elmira, Jerry and Kim Snyder of RR 1, Breslau, Marion and John Meyer of Cambridge. Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Ben (Kim), Steve (Kim), Kelly (Kevin), Mike, Laura (Ian), Angie (Todd), Jennifer, Mandy, Bill (Elaina), Tara (Andrew), Shawna, Stacey, Katie, Riley, Keenan, Kelsey and by his 12 great-grandchildren. Brother of Salome Harrison, Edith and Harry Pekarek, Ina and Eldon Martin, Paul and Martha Snyder, Floyd and Sylvia Snyder and brother-in-law of Irene Markby. Predeceased by his parents, Elo and Susannah (Martin) Snyder; two brothers-in-law, Leslie Harrison and Robert Markby. Amos farmed in the Bloomingdale area for many years and was a life-long member of Bloomingdale Mennonite Church. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2008, transfer will be made to the Bloomingdale Mennonite Church for Funeral Service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mary Mae Schwartzentruber officiating followed by interment in the Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery. In his memory, donations to The Bloomingdale Mennonite Church Building Fund, St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Care Unit or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 16 Jul 2008 
Amos M. Snyder
 
30709 Amos W. Snyder, "was born April 16th, 1849. On February 15th, 1874, he was married to Lydia, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Kolb) Shantz. She was born August 17th, 1851. They resided on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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SNYDER - On the 7th of March, 1897, near Bloomingdale, Waterloo Co., Ont., very suddenly and unexpectedly, of heart trouble, Amos Snyder, aged 47 years and 20 days. Deceased had been in feeble health for some time, but was able to be about. On the above date a meeting had been held at his home by Pre. Springer of the U.B. church (Old Constitution). After a hearty supper deceased went out, and upon entering the house he complained of weakness to his wife, she being alone. He lay down on the lounge and in half an hour he was dead. He leaves a wife in feeble health, a son of about seventeen, a daughter and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Buried on the 9th at the Snyder M.H. Funeral services by Moses C. Bowman in German and by Pre. Springer and A. Stoltz in English. The deceased was converted last fall.2a

2aHerald of Truth,Vol. XXXIV, No. 7, April 1, 1897 - Page 109, 110, 111 
Amos W. Snyder
 
30710 Angeline Snyder, "was born April 5th, 1860. On February 23rd, 1887, she was married to Amos Horst, a farmer. They reside on her father's home where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Angeline Snyder
 
30711 Angeline Snyder, "was born February 8th, 1855. On December 26th, 1872, she was married to John W. Meyer, a miller. See John W. Meyer's family"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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She is in an unmarked grave near her son Alva Hervey Meyers, as per the manager of Fairview Cemetery 
Angeline Orilla Snyder
 
30712 Anna Snyder, "was born January 22nd 1870. She is unmarried and resides at home with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Anna Snyder
 
30713 Mrs. Ward C. Cutler

Mrs. Ward C. Cutler, 214 Queen St. S., died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Cutler, who was 94, had been in failing health for three months. Born in Kitchener, March 19, 1873, she was the former Wilhelmina (Minnie) Snyder, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Snyder. She was a lifelong resident of Kitchener and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Jones, Belleville, and Mrs. D. S. Storey, Kitchener. One sister, Lena, and three brothers, Lieut. Harry Snyder, Fred W. and William, predeceased her. The body is at the Gruhn Funeral Home where the service will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Park Lawn cemetery, Preston. Dr. H. W. Opperman will officiate. Friends will be received at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.

K itchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jan 1968 pg 22 
Anna Carolina Wilhelmina "Wilhelmina" Snyder
 
30714 Annie Snyder, "was born November 18th, 1870. On March 29th, 1889, she was married to Jeremiah Shantz, a farmer. They reside near Didsbury, Alberta, N. W. T. To them are born three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Annie Snyder
 
30715 Honsberger, Arminta Snyder, 93, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Sept. 16, 1902, New Hamburg, Ont., to Zenas and Lavina Cressman Snyder. Died: June 8, 1996, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - husband: Ralph Honsberger; children: Vernon, Dorothy Snyder, Marjorie Jackson, Lewis, Lloyd, Eva Good; stepchildren: Charlotte Romagnoli, Hugh Honsberger, Joan Jahnche, Margaret Chester; 24 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Abner Brubacher (first husband). Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral: June 13, Fairview Mennonite Home, by Amzie Brubacher and Kevin Block. Burial: Vineland Cemetery. Arminta Snyder
 
30716 Waterloo County Pioneer Passes
Death Calls Barbara Snyder Wife of Noah Betzner In Her Eighty Seventh Year

On Sunday morning at her late residence on Lancaster Street, there passed away in the person of Barbara (Snyder) Betzner, daughter of the late Moses E. Snyder, and wife of Noah Betzner, one of the few remaining people who are able and competent to speak of pioneer days in Waterloo County. Although Mrs. Betzner was within five days of her eighty-seventh birthday and somewhat feeble due to her advanced age, her death was quite unexpected and particularly so as she arose and partook of her breakfast on Sunday as usual. She passed away as she wished to do in her chair and under circumstances which would bring the least inconvenience to those most dear to her.
Mrs. Betzner was the eldest of a large family of eleven children, all of whom were well known in Waterloo County, and of whom only three survive, namely Moses C. Snyder of Gloversville, N.Y., and the Misses Hannah and Lucena of Kitchener. On March 3rd 1857, the deceased was married to Noah Betzner who was brought up on the now historic farm on the Grand River opposite Doon. Mr. Betzner, who is in his ninetieth year, will have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this great bereavement, breaking as it does a companionship of over sixty-eight years.
The late Mrs. Betzner was the mother of eight children, three of whom died in infancy, the other five remaining to mourn the loss of a good Christian mother. They are Mrs. Mary Ann Brubacher, Mrs. Magdalena Shantz and Mrs. Zelinda Hallman, of Kitchener, Mr. Oliver Betzner, on the Breslau Road, and Mr. Ephrain Betzner, of Conestogo. Fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, a short service at her late residence at two o'clock to be followed by a service at the Bethany Mennonite Church, of which congregation she was one of the original members. Internment will take place in the cemetery of the First Mennonite Church on King Streete East. The passing of this grand old lady will be mourned by many besides those of her immediate family and the sympathy of the whole community will go to those who were nearest and dearest to her.1a

1aObituary - Kitchener Daily Record, September 8, 1925
 
Barbara Snyder
 
30717 Barbara Snyder, "was born April 25th, 1852. She is unmarried and has her home with her brother, Jonathan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Barbara Snyder
 
30718 MARTIN, Mrs. Simeon E. - On Monday, December 12, 1977, at her residence, 108 King St., St. Jacobs, Barbara Snyder, aged 86 years. Beloved wife of Simeon E. Martin; mother of Amanda, Magdalena, Mrs. Israel (Anna) Bowman, all of St. Jacobs, William of Waterloo, Amzi of Kitchener, Mrs. Almon (Ada) Bauman of Route 1, Waterloo; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Sister of Amos of Columbiana, Ohio, John and Elias Snyder of Kitchener. Predeceased by three brothers. Friends called at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira, after 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, until noon Thursday, December 15, when removal was made to St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.

Elmira Signet - Dec 21, 1977, pg 30 
Barbara Snyder
 
30719 Barbara S. Snyder, "was born October 25th, 1866. On February 16th, 1886, she was married to Nelson Shantz, a farmer"

Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz, Barbara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Snyder, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Oct. 15, 1866; died at the Elmira (Ont.) Private Hospital, Aug. 1, 1966; aged 99 y. 9 m. 17 d. She was married to Nelson Shantz, who preceded her in death. One daughter, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters also preceded her. Surviving are 3 sons (Clayton, Lorne, and Clarence), one daughter (Mrs. Nellie Lichty), one brother (Herman), 2 sisters (Mrs. Veronica Snyder and Annie Snyder), 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Erb Street Church, where funeral services were conducted by J. B. Martin and Milton Schwartzentruber.

Gospel Herald - Volume LIX, Number 33 - August 23, 1966 pages 762, 763 
Barbara S. Snyder
 
30720 Mrs. Beatrice Rutherford

Mrs. Beatrice Elizabeth Rutherford, passed away Thursday, February 20th at Central Park Lodge, Kitchener. The former Beatrice Snyder, she lived most of her life at RR 1, Ayr. She was born in North Dumfries Township and was a member of Knox United Church, Ayr Beloved wife of the late James Rutherford (1985). Dear mother of June (Mrs. Fred Seegmiller) of Ayr and dear sister of Carson Snyder of Florida and Mrs. Myrtle Godin of Hamilton. Dear. grandmother of Betty (Mrs. Ted Jacobs) of Kitchener. Mrs. Rutherford was predeceased by two daughters and one brother. Funeral and committal services were held at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, Galt on Monday. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 26 Feb 1986 pg 11 
Beatrice Elizabeth Snyder
 
30721 Benjamin Snyder, "was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, January 15th, 1798. When a lad of eight years of age his parents moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near Bloomingdale, where he was raised. On October 21st, 1823, he was married to Catharine, daughter of John Philip and Veronica (Gingerich) Saltzberger. She was born June 1st, 1806, and died January 3rd, 1869. After his marriage he moved a little to the north of Bloomingdale where he was the owner of several hundred acres of land. He died April 18th, 1861, leaving a family of thirteen children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Snyder, Sr.
 
30722 Benjamin Alexander Snyder is a twin to Abraham. Benjamin Alexander Snyder
 
30723 Benjamin B. Snyder, "was born October 3rd, 1823, On March 27th, 1845, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Isaac and Esther (Bechtel) Shantz. She was born April 19th, 1825, and died April 19th, 1887. Soon after their married they moved on the farm now in possession of their son, Jonathan, where they resided until her death. At present he has his home with his daughter, Jemima, who is married to Mr. a. S. Shantz. Mr. Snyder's family consisted of seven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Benjamin B. Snyder
 
30724 Benjamin D. Snyder, "was born August 18th, 1827. He was married to Catharine Bechtel who was born September 2nd, 1828. After their marriage they moved on the farm now owned by Abraham Kenzie where he resided until 1862, then moved to St. Jacobs where he was engaged in the milling business until 1871 when he moved to Mannheim. In 1872 he purchased Rev. Moses Erb's farm near Bridgeport where he resided until 1877, then sold out again and moved to Peabody, Kansas, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Benjamin D. Snyder
 
30725 Benjamin M. Snyder, "was born April 25th, 1848. On November 23rd, 1869, he was married to Mary Ebert. He resides on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. ...'1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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BENJAMIN M. SNYDER

ROSEVILLE, Sep. 10--The respect of the community held for the late Benjamin M. Snyder, was voiced by the large number who paid tribute to his memory at the public funeral service held in the Evangelical Church, Friday afternoon. The pastor, Rev, L. H. Wagner, had charge of the service assisted by a former pastor, Rev. W. S. Heinrich, of Dashwood and Rev. H. A. Kellerman, of Waterloo. The music was supplied by the mens choir of the church and the Holm Quartet. Rev. E. E. Hallman, H. S. Hallman, Ward Snyder, Gordon, John and Lorne Fried, (grandsons of the deceased acted as casket bearers. Interment took place in the Roseville cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 11 Sep 1934 pg 11 
Benjamin Miller Snyder
 
30726 Benjamin S. Snyder, "was born November 13th, 1840. On June 21st, 1863, he was married to Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Miller) Shoemaker. She was born May 9th, 1841. They reside on his father's old homestead." To them are born eleven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Benjamin S. Snyder, Jr.
 
30727 Benjamin S. Snyder, "was born October 2nd, 1835. On April 13th, 1862, he was married to Lovina Vincent who was born February 19th, 1841, and died May 8th, 1891. After his marriage he took possession of his father's old homestead known as the "Oxbow Farm" a little west of Bloomingdale where he is still engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Benjamin S. Snyder
 
30728 BURWELL H. SNYDER

The remains, of the late Gunner Burwell H. Snyder, who was serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery on the west coast and was accidentally killed at Terrace, B.C., on Friday, May 5, will arrive in Kitchener on Thursday evening. The funeral service will be held at the Ratz-Beehtel Funeral Home on Friday at 3.30 p.m. Interment will be made In Woodland Cemetery. Rev. C. W. Sorley will officiate.

Kitchener Daily Record 9 May 1944 pg 13 
Burwell Havey Snyder
 
30729 Caleb B. Snyder, "was born September 18th, 1860. he was in partnership with Titus, his brother, in the mercantile business in Brutus, Michigan, where he still resides. He is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Caleb B. Snyder
 
30730 Catharine Snyder, "the youngest in the family, was born October 21st, 1855. On September 22nd, 1880, she was married to Abraham F. Kramp who was born July 19th, 1856. They resided in Berlin where he died November 9th, 1882. To them was born one child "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catharine Snyder
 
30731 Mrs. Titus Bingeman

There passed away at her home in New Dundee, on Sept. 23, Mrs. Katharine Bingeman, wife of Titus Bingeman, in her 83rd year. Mrs. Bingeman was born in Waterloo township on Feb. 5, 1854, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Absolom Snyder. She was married on Jan. 19, 1921, and since that time had resided in New Dundee. Surviving are her husband, four step-daughters, three step-sons and also one brother. The funeral was held Friday from the residence with interment in Wanner cemetery. Rev. E. Gingerich, pastor of the U. B. Church, was in charge of the services.

Waterloo Chronicle 1 Oct 1936 pg 6

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Catharine Snyder, "was born February 5th, 1854. She is home with her father and is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Titus Bingeman

There passed away at her home in New Dundee, on Sept. 23, Mrs. Katharine Bingeman, wife of Titus Bingeman, in her 83rd year. Mrs. Bingeman was born in Waterloo township on Feb. 5, 1854, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Absolom Snyder. She was married on Jan. 19, 1921, and since that time had resided in New Dundee. Surviving are her husband, four step-daughters, three step-sons and also one brother. The funeral was held Friday from the residence with interment in Wanner cemetery. Rev. E. Gingerich, pastor of the U. B. Church, was in charge of the services.

Waterloo Chronicle 1 Oct 1936 pg 6 
Catherine Snyder
 
30732 Cecil Snyder of RR 1, Ayr, passed away on January 8th, 1984 at Stratford General Hospital. Mr. Snyder was born at Roseville on October 27, 1900 and was a life-long resident of the Roseville, English Settlement and Dickie Settlement areas. Since 1929 he farmed at Roseville. He had lived at the People Care Centre, Tavistock for the past year. Mr. Snyder was predeceased by his wife, the former Annie Alice Nesbitt, March 7, 1970; his parents Isaiah and Carolyn (Cress) Snyder; also by an infant son and daughter at birth. Lovingly remembered by his daughter Ruth and husband Albert Mitchell of RR 6, Brantford; son, Morley and wife Helen of RR I, Ayr; daughter Jean and husband Robert Habel of Ayr; sister Beatrice (Mrs. James Rutherford) of Kitchener; Myrtle (Mrs. Godin) of Hamilton and brother Carson of Deiroy Beach, Florida. Dear grandfather of: Dennis, Sharon and Don Mitchell; James, Pat, Peter and June Snyder; David, Lynne and Kent Habel. Friends were received at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave., Cambridge (G) on Monday evening and Tuesday. The funeral service was held Wednesday, January 11th at 2 p.m. at Little's Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Nicholson of Kitchener officiating. Pallbearers were Dennis and Don Mitchell, James and Peter Snyder, David Habel and Fred Seegmiller. Interment in Roseville Cemetery.

The Ayr News Jan 11 1984 pg 11 
Cecil Snyder
 
30733 Snyder, Frederick Carl Harry Lieutenant. He was attached to 108th Battalion and enlisted with 118th Battalion on February 7, 1916. He is the son of Mrs. Marie Snyder, 64 Queen Street North, Kitchener.
He was born and educated in Kitchener and unmarried. He was killed in action.1a

1aSnyder, Frederick Carl Harry: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 15 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848458/data?n=1 
Charles Frederick Henry "Harry" Snyder
 
30734 Christian Snyder, "was born September 15th, 1832. On August 25th, 1857, he was married to Lydia Maria Bonham. They moved west to Kimball, P. Q., Nebraska, U. S., where they resided for some time; afterwards they moved 300 miles farther west. To them were born nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Christian Snyder
 
30735 Christian B. Schneider, "the only son of Joseph Schneider, Jr., was born October 18th, 1824. On October 31st, 1848, he was married to Barbara, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Baumann. She was born December 11th, 1825. Some time after their marriage they moved on his father's large farm containing 448 acres which he has since purchased. He and his wife still reside on the old homestead but the large farm has been divided into three farms, the east end is possessed by his son, Joseph, the central part by his son, Franklin, and the west end with the old buildings is possessed by Israel B. Gingerich, his son-in-law. Mr. Schneider has a family of ten children"1a


1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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SNYDER - On the 27th of February, 1897, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of diphtheria, Christian B. Snyder, aged 72 years, 4 months, 9 days, He had been in feeble health for several days, when three days before his death, diphtheria in malignant form developed, which baffled the skill of the best medical aid, and he sank rapidly until death released him. His remains were followed to their earthly resting place at the Martin M.H. on the 2d of March, by a large concourse of friends. Funeral services by Paul Martin and Joseph Gingerich. Deceased was born in Waterloo Co., on the 18th of October 1824. He united with the Mennonite church at an early age. On the 31st of October, 1848, he was married to Barbara Bowman who with five children survive to mourn the loss of a devoted companion, affectionate father and devout Christian. Five children preceded him.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 6, March 15, 1897 - Page 93, 94, 95 
Christian B. Snyder
 
30736 Christian B. Snyder, "was born January 12th, 1862. On October 7th, 1885, he was married to Esther Bechtel. They reside near Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engage in farming. To them is born one child "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snyder-Christian B., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses K. Snyder, was born in Wilmot Twp., Jan. 12, 1862; passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ephraim Knetchel, Petersburg, Ont., April 19, 1944;aged 83y. Bro. Snyder's death was due to a heart attack a few days previous. He suffered from a weak heart for a number of years. He was married to Esther Bechtel who predeceased him June 4, 1940. To this union were born one son and 3 daughters; Percy, Rosebank; Edna ( Mrs. Ephraim Knechtel); Avon ( Mrs. Willard Witmer), Rosebank; and Ida (Mrs. Simon Hallman,) Kitchener, Ont.; who along with one brother (Moses), 28 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren all survive him. Bro. Snyder was a member of the Latschar church for many years. He was a quiet man, but he gave a silent testimony wherever he went because of his consistent life as a Christian. "He being dead, yet speaketh" Funeral services were conducted April 21 at his home in charge of Bro. Lorne W. Schmitt and at the Latschar Mennonite Church by Brethren M.S. Hallman and Lorne Schmitt. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 8 - May 26th 1944 page 151, 152  
Christian B. Snyder
 
30737 Clara B. Snyder, "was born August 12th, 1867. On January 1st, 1890, she was married to Allan Eby who was killed by lightning, August 9th, 1892, leaving a widow who now resides with her mother in St. Jacobs"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Clara B. Snyder
 
30738 Clara Snyder, "was born October 24th, 1861. She is unmarried and is home with her brothers for whom she is keeping house."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Clara S. Snyder
 
30739 Snyder - Clarence Wilfred, son of the late John and Lucinda (Cressman) Synder, passed away at the Freeport Sanitarium after an illness of fifteen months. He was born near New Hamburg, Ont., Aug. 19, 1902, and died May 9, 1938; aged 35 y. 8 m. 20 d. He was a resident of Kitchener, Ont., for the past thirty years. He is survived by his sorrowing wife, 1 daughter and 3 sons (Mary Elizabeth, David, George, and Griffith), all at home; also his aged mother, 2 brothers and 3 sisters (Mrs. Edwin Gabel of Kitchener, Mrs. Abram Gingerich of Bridgeport, Mrs. Walter Hofstetter of Plattsville, Zenas of New Hamburg and Oscar of Manitoba). His father predeceased him him in 1922. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. His unassuming, quiet disposition, and constant interest in the deeper things of life, will not be forgotten by his friends. The funeral and burial was conducted at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of Bro. C.F. Derstine and Noah Hunsberger. Theme, "The Widows and Fatherless." Text, Jer. 49:11.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXI, No. 9 - June 2, 1938, Page 189, 190, 191, 192  
Clarence Wilfred Snyder
 
30740 SNYDER, Cleason G. -- At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 1985, Cleason G. Snyder, age 72 years, of 513-515 Langs Drive, Cambridge and formerly of RR 1, Waterloo. Mr. Snyder was a member of Bloomingdale Mennonite Church. He had farmed all his life in the Waterloo area, was a partner and director of the K-W Stockyards Ltd., a former member of the Twin City Milk Producers, the Waterloo Federation of Agriculture and the Waterloo Township Planning Board and School Board. Beloved husband of the former Myrtle Weber; dear father of John and Linda and Grant and Bonnie of RR2, West Montrose, Paul and Marjorie of Neustadt, George and Brenda of RR1, West Montrose, Eunice and Sonny Derowin of Mississauga, Miriam and Jack Biernacki of Breslau, Ruth and Tom McMann of Owen Sound, Susan and Ron Taniguchi of Edmonton, Alta., and Gloria and Alden Gibson of Breslau; brother of Nelson and Roy of Waterloo, Joseph of Cambridge, Minerva (Mrs. Roy Brubacher) and Erma (Mrs. Cleason Horst), both of St. Jacobs. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Leah and Edwin Snyder and one brother Orville. Mr. Snyder's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, At noon on Monday removal will be made to the Bloomingdale Mennonite Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. (Monday), with Rev. Orland Gingerich and Rev. Bertha Landers officiating. Interment to follow in the Bloomingdale Mennonite cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Feb 1985

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Snyder, Cleason G., died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ont., Feb. 14, 1985; aged 72 y. He was married to Myrtle Weber, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (John, Grant, Paul, and George), 5 daughters (Eunice-Mrs. Theder Derowin, Miriam-Mrs. Jack Biernacki, Ruth-Mrs. Tom McMann, Susan-Mrs. Ron Taniguchi, and Gloria-Mrs. Alden Gibson), 15 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Nelson, Roy, and Joseph), and 2 sisters (Minerva-Mrs. Roy Brubacher and Erma-Mrs. Cleason Horst). He was preceded in death by one brother (Orville). He was a member of Bloomingdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 18, in charge of Orland Gingerich and Bertha Landers; interment in the Bloomingdale Mennonite Church Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 78, Number 18 - May 7, 1985 page 332, 334 
Cleason G. Snyder
 
30741 Snyder.-Clifford Anson, son of Menno and Ida (Groh) Snyder, Kitchener, Ont., was born Oct. 24, 1914; passed away April 10, 1947; aged 32 y. 4 m. 17 d. His death, caused by a cerebral hemorrhage, occurred aboard ship en route to Argentine, where he and his family were going to serve on the mission field. Early in life he became a Christian, was baptized on Dec. 20, 1925, and soon prepared for Christian work. He served as a Sunday-school teacher and later as superintendent of the intermediate department, and was active in young people's activities. After his regular school course he graduated from the Ontario Mennonite Bible School; took post-graduate work; graduated from Toronto Bible College; took two years' work at Goshen College, and graduated from there in 1946. On June 26, 1943 he was married to Doris Swartzentruber, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Margaret Anne and Arnold), his parents, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers. On Aug. 20, 1944 he was ordained to the ministry, and from February to October, 1946 he served at the Mexican Mission in Chicago. While waiting to sail, he assisted at the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener. He was a consistent Christian, thoughtful, and deeply spiritual with a fine co-operative spirit. He worked well with both old and young. His early passing does not stop the onward march of his works, for "their works shall follow them." The example and witness that he gave remain; his enthusiasm still kindles other fires. Memorial services were held at the Kitchener Church, April 27, with Roy Koch, J. B. Martin, J. D. Graber, John Kehl, Merle Shantz, and C. F. Derstine taking part. The sermon, "Divinely Directed Life Is Not Abbreviated!" was based on John 11: 8-11. His body was buried at sea, near the equator.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 7 - May 13, 1947, page 166, 167 
Clifford Anson Snyder
 
30742 Cornelius Snyder, son of Philip and Maria Snyder, died in Waterloo Twp., Feb 6, 1860; aged, 2 years, 7 months, 10 days.1a

1aChristian Guardian 22 Feb 1860 pg 31 
Cornelius Snyder
 
30743 SNYDER, Dale Melvin Passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital on Monday, February 1, 2010, at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Rhonda (nee Shantz) for 40 years. Loving father of Leanne Snyder of Kitchener, Tricia Silvera and her husband Dr. Dwight of Oakville and Jordan Snyder of Kitchener. Cherished Grandpa of Ethan and Emma. Predeceased by his parents, Pearl and Melvin Snyder and by his sister, Bette Smith. Dale was the owner of CanaBears and was a faithful member of Grandview Baptist Church. Dale's family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, February 5th from 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Visitation will continue at Grandview Baptist Church, 250 Old Chicopee Dr., Kitchener, on Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. until the time of Dale's funeral service to celebrate his life at 11 a.m. There will be a reception immediately following the service at the church followed by interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Breslau. Memorial donations to Grandview Church Uganda Project www.atthesource.ca or to Gideon Bibles would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Dale's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 2 Feb 2010 
Dale Melvin Snyder
 
30744 Daniel Joseph "Dan" Snyder (February 23, 1978 \endash October 5, 2003) was a professional Canadian ice hockey player. He played as a centre in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Atlanta Thrashers. Following a single-vehicle accident in which he was a passenger, Snyder was injured and fell into a coma as a result. He died six days later of septic shock.

Despite having played in only forty-nine NHL games, the Thrashers named an annual award after him. The Dan Snyder Memorial Award is given each year to the player who "best embodies perseverance, dedication, and hard work without reward or recognition, so that his team and teammates might succeed." After the Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg the Jets continued to present the award. The American Hockey League's (AHL) Chicago Wolves also have a yearly award given in his honor, the Dan Snyder Man of the Year Award, and have honored him by hanging a banner with other retired numbers and honored personnel. Likewise the Ontario Hockey League renamed their Humanitarian of the Year trophy in his honor as the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy.1a

1aWikipedia 2015 
Daniel Snyder
 
30745 Daniel B. Snyder, "was born February 8th, 1825. On October 24th, 1848, he was married to Elizabeth Bechtel (No. 663). Soon after his married he moved on the east part of his father's large estate, where he resided until the death of his wife which took place January 11th, 1891, then he moved to Berlin where he now resides and takes things easy and lives in comfort. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Daniel B. Snyder
 
30746 Daniel D. Snyder, "was born February 26th, 1845. On March 31st, 1868, he was married to Elizabeth Bricker (No. 1262). She was born April 7th, 1847. They reside on his father's old homestead near Roseville, Ontario, where they live retired.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Daniel D. Snyder
 
30747 SNYDER, Daniel Frederick

Suddenly, at K-W Hospital, on Sunday, Oct. 15, 1989, in his 77th year, of 339 King St. N., Waterloo. Mr. Snyder was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo and was employed with SunarHauserman Ltd. until his retirement after 35 years of service. Beloved husband of Mildred (nee Jackson), dear father and father-in-law of Kenneth and Joan Snyder and Joan and Robert Lorentz, all of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren, Bonnie and Jim Lorentz, Lynda, Gary and Millie Snyder; great-grandfather of Ryan Snyder. Brother of Mrs. Ella Beisel, Mrs. Clara Kutt, Mrs. Wilma Martin and Mr. Arthur Snyder. Predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Snyder; four sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Lorch, Mrs. Magdelena Cress, Mrs. Gertrude Tyke and Mrs. Perseda Bristow; two brothers, Irvin and Wesley Snyder. Mr. Snyder's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Tuesday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Transfer to St. John's Lutheran Church, Wednesday at 8 a.m. for funeral service to follow in the church at 9:30 a.m., Rev. Judi Harris officiating. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Oct 1989 pg A17 
Daniel Frederick Snyder
 
30748 Daniel S. Snyder, "was born December 5th, 1837. He was educated at the Bloomingdale schools and when old enough to give a helping hand on his father's extensive farm, the subject of our sketch had to put by his books and slate and go and drive the plow. Although devoting his attention chiefly to the agricultural pursuits, yet he found some spare moments which he very beneficially employed in posting himself in all political and municipal matters pertaining to his country. Soon after his moving to Woolwich Township he entered the council of that township and was councillor, deputy reeve and reeve in succession for a number of years. While in the council he was more noted for assiduous attention to business and a watchful care of the interests of the township than for oratorial display. He always gave his views, in plain but forcible language. During the many years he served in the council he was chairman of various committees, such as roads, bridges, claims, etc., and such was the confidence placed in him by his compeers that his reports and recommendations were generally adopted. In his habits he is plain and simple and at all times willing to accommodate and serve any person that requires his aid. On November 4th, 1860, he was married to Nancy, daughter of David and Mary (Mosser) Reist. She was born December 26th, 1840. Soon after their marriage they moved to Woolwich Township, about two miles north of Conestogo where he owns a farm of over 200 acres of land. To them were born eleven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Daniel S. Snyder
 
30749 Snyder - David B., son of Frank Snyder, was born Aug. 22, 1896; died Feb. 7, 1941; aged 44 y. 5 m. 16 d. On Jan. 18, 1921, he was married to Barbara Gingrich. This marriage was blessed with 4 children, 3 of whom survive: Wayne, Melvin, and Leighton, all at home. Besides, there remain to mourn his loss, his wife, his aged mother (Mrs. Frank Snyder), 1 sister, and 5 brothers: Ira of St. Jacobs, Barbara (Mrs. Simeon Martin) of Heidelberg, Israel and Amos of Columbiana, Ohio, John of St. Jacobs, and Elias of Kitchener. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1918 and remained a member until death. He died after of an illness of about two weeks, following an operation for gallstones. Funeral services were conducted at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church with Bros. Roy S. Koch and Bishop Oliver D. Snider in charge. Burial was made in the Conestoga Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 47 - February 20, 1941 - pages 1006, 1007 
David Snyder
 
30750 David D. Snyder, "was born August 30th, 1838. He is unmarried an resides on the old homestead where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
David D. Snyder
 
30751 David H. Snyder, "was born October 9th, 1858. On April 6th, 1887, he was married to Lucinda Shantz. They reside in Wilmot Township, on Blenheim Township line, where he is engaged in farming."

Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Snyder.-David H., eldest son of Isaac and Nancy (Horst) Snyder, was born near New Dundee, Ont., Oct. 9, 1858; died at his home near New Dundee, Nov. 3, 1938; aged 80 y. 25 d. He had been suffering from weakness of the heart for some time, and a heart attack was the cause of his passing on Thursday morning, soon after rising. He was converted in early manhood and joined the Mennonite Church, being a member of the Blenheim congregation. On April 6, 1887, he was married to Lucinda, youngest daughter of Joshua Y. Shantz. Since that time they have lived on their farm west of New Dundee. Six children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy. There remain, besides his widow, 2 sons (Alvin and Eldon), 2 daughters (Ida and Mary), and 1 brother Urias. The funeral was held Nov. 6 and was attended by a large concourse of neighbors and relatives, besides friends from many communities. Services in charge of Bro. Manasseh Hallman, assisted at the house by Bro. Moses H. Roth, and at the church by Bro. I. S. Rosenberger. Bro. John Grove of Greencastle, Pa., preached the funeral sermon from 1 Thess. 4: 13. Interment in the Blenheim Cemetery.

GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXI, No. 35 - December 1, 1938 - pg 759 
David H. Snyder
 
30752 Seated left to right: Joseph Meyer Snyder, Priscilla (Dresch) Snyder
Standing left to right: David Homer, Martha Priscilla, Joseph Edward, Miriam Helen 
David Homer "David" Snyder
 
30753 SNYDER, David

(A systems analyst with Imperial Oil), on Monday. April 11, 1994, at Princess Margaret Hospital, David Snyder, in his 41st year. Dear father of Britney; beloved son of Helen and the late, Rev. Robert F. Snyder. Predeceased by his brothers, Philip and Paul; stepfather to Ian. Visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday. Funeral service at 3 p.m., Friday. Interment and committal service 5 p.m., Friday, at Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 13 Apr 1994 pg A9 
David Robert Snyder
 
30754 David S. Snyder, "was born July 29th, 1874. He is clerk with Hilborn Bros. of Baden and is unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
David S. Snyder
 
30755 Snyder, Delton N., son of Ervin and Nancy (Nahrgang) Snyder, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., March 6, 1903; died at the Stratford (Ont.) General Hospital, as the result of a car accident, Feb. 2, 1962; aged 58 y. 10 m. 27 d. In 1927, he was married to Beatrice Miller, who survives. He was operator of the Snyder Transport. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Betty-Mrs. Sylvester Yantzi and Myrtle-Mrs. Venus Snyder), his father, one sister (Mrs. Oliver A. Snyder), and 7 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Shantz church, where funeral services were held Feb. 5, in charge of L. H. Witmer.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 11 - March 13, 1962 page 263, 264.

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Baden Man Dies 3 Days After Crash


STRATFORD - A third person has died as a result of injuries in a two-car collision on Highway 7 and 8, three miles south of Stratford, Tuesday. Delton N. Snyder, 58 of Baden, driver of one of the cars died in Stratford General Hospital early today. Rev. George Lamont of Knox Presbyterian Church, Mitchell, and his wife, Kathleen Ruth, 47, were instantly killed. Mr. Snyder had been reported in good condition following the accident. Born March 6, 1903 in Wilmot Township, he was the proprietor of Snyder Transport Limited and a director of Toronto Milk Transporters.

He was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, and vice-president of the Baden Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his wife, the former Beatrice Miller, whom he married in Kitchener in 1927, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sylvester (Betty) Yantzi and Mrs. Vernice (Myrtle) Snyder, both of Baden; his father, Ervin, of Hespeler; one sister, Mrs. Oliver A. Snyder, of Hespeler, and seven grand-children. A son Donald Bruce, predeceased him in 1947. The body is resting at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Monday when it will be removed to Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, where Rev. Leslie Witmer will conduct the service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. 
Delton N. Snyder
 
30756 Dilman Snyder, "was born July 11th, 1834. He was married to Anna, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Wenger) Weber. She was born March 31st, 1842. They reside in Conestogo, Ontario. where they live retired."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Dilman Snyder
 
30757 Dilman Snyder, "was born November 30th, 1855. He was married, October 19th, 1885, to Ida Bawtinheimer. They resided at Plattsville, Ontario, where he died December 25th, 1886. His family consisted of one child"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Dilman Snyder
 
30758 Snyder, Dilman S., son of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Snyder, was born in Wilmot Twp., Out., April 22, 1879; died at Waterloo, Ont., Feb. 25, 1963; aged 83 y. 10 m. 3 d. In 1908 he was married to Ida Weber, who died in 1943. In 1946 he was married to Nora Hunsberger, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (John, Ralph, Vera-Mrs. Clayton Shantz, and Alice-Mrs. LeRoy Good), one brother (Herman), and 3 sisters (Barbara-Mrs. Nelson Shantz, Veronica-Mrs. Noah Snyder, and Annie). He was a member of the Shantz Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 28, in charge of Leslie Witmer.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 11 - March 19, 1963 - pages 246, 247, 248. 
Dilman S. Snyder
 
30759 Dilman S. Snyder, "who was born October 15th, 1869. He is unmarried and is engaged on the farm."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Dilman S. Snyder
 
30760 Snyder.-Donald Bruce, son of Delton and Beatrice (Miller) Snyder, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., June 17, 1944; died at his home, near Baden, Ont., April 19, 1947; aged 2 y. 10 m. 2 d. His death was caused by accidental drowning. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters (Betty and Myrtle), and 3 grandparents (Ervin and Nancy Snyder and Mrs. Lydia Miller, all of Baden. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, April 22, in charge of L. H. Witmer and M. H. Roth. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 6 - May 6, 1947, page 126, 127 
Donald Bruce Snyder
 
30761 Edgar Snyder - Passed away suddenly at St. Mary's General Hospital, Dec. 16, born in Wilmot Township 77 years ago, resident of Baden for 52 years. Formerly of the Canadian Blower and Forge, he retired in 1965. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam Snyder. Surviving are his wife, the former Matilda Miller; three sons, Gerald, Hagersville; Robert, Baden; Claude, New Hamburg; two daughters, Mrs. Wesley (Joyce) Gregory, Arbutus, Md., Mrs. Wilfred (Selda) Shantz, St. Agatha; three sisters, Mrs. Elmina HoIwel and Mrs. Clara Schmidt, both of Baden; Mrs. Percy (Margaret) Hofstetter, Plattsville, 17 grandchildren. Predeceased by one son in infancy and two brothers. Will rest at the Bruce J. Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg, after noon on Saturday. Funeral services on Monday at the Livingstone Presbyterian, Church, Baden, at 2:30 pm. Temporary entombment Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Edgar Snyder
 
30762 Rudy, Edith Erma, daughter of Osiah and Barbara S. (Burkholder) Snyder, was born in Waterloo Twp., June 19, 1904; died at her home on June 14, 1975; aged 70 y. On Feb. 10, 1926, she was married to Abner Rudy, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Carl, John, Willis, Elvin, and Harold), 4 daughters (Betty - Mrs. Don Buschert, Doreen - Mrs. Dale Good, Karen - Mrs. Edward Bergey, and Barbara - Mrs. Arthur Stager), 17 grandchildren, one brother (Elvin V. Snyder), and one sister (Ada - Mrs. Jacob Rudy). She was preceded in death by one son (Glen, in 1967) and one sister (Eleanor Bauman in 1943). She was a member of the Geiger Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 17, in charge of Stanley D. Shantz.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 34 - September 2, 1975 - p. 626 
Edith Erma Snyder
 
30763 Knechtel, Mrs. Edna - Peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 15, 1989, at St. Mary's Hospital, Edna Knechtel (nee Snyder), in her 98th year, of 49 Hampton Place, Kitchener. Beloved wife of the late Ephraim Knechtel, who predeceased her on November 5, 1974. Dear mother of Clifford and his wife Reta, Grace, Orval and his wife Mary, all of Kitchener, Dorothy of Waterloo, Fern of Kitchener, Lila and her husband Clayton L. Martin of Floradale, Alfred of Cambridge, Erma and her husband Gordon Gingrich of Elmira, Carol and her husband Alson Martin of Wellesley. Lovingly remembered by her 25 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Percy Snyder and Mrs. Ida Hallman, both of New Hamburg. Predeceased by her son, Paul and her sister, Mrs. Avon Witmer. Mrs. Knechtel was a lifelong member of the Mannheim Mennonite Church. A daughter of the late Christian B. Snyder and the former Esther Bechtel. Visitation at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, this evening (Monday), 7-9 pm and Tuesday, 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service at the Mannheim Mennonite Church, on Wednesday at 3 pm, Rev. James Reesor will conduct the service. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Edna Snyder
 
30764 Edward B. Snyder, "was born April 22nd, 1865. He is married to Lizzie Schneider and resides near Floradale where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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The death occurred of the late Edward B. Snyder at his home near Floradale last Thursday, following a lingering illness. He was born near Waterloo, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Snyder. After his marriage to Elizabeth Schneider in 1894, he took up farming near Floradale. Surviving are his widow, four sons, Lloyd on the home farm, George of Montreal, Walter of Manheim and Howard of Bloomingdale, five daughters, Viola, Mrs. Irvin Mohr of North East Hope, Irla, Mrs. Orville Shantz of St. George, Nellie, Mrs. Amos Shoemaker of Kitchener, Vera, Mrs. Clayton Mohr of Philipsburg and Myrtle, Mrs. Eldon Kreuger of Kitchener, two brothers, Addison Snyder of Elmira, Jesse Snyder of Floradale, two sisters, Mrs. Susan Lehnan and Mrs. Martha Shantz, both of Kitchener, 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon with a short service at the house to the Floradale Evangelical church for services and burial was made in the Elmira cemetery. Rev. E. N. Mohr of Elmira and Rev. G. F. Barthel of Kitchener were in charge of the service. A very large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral.2a

2aElmira Signet 10 Jul 1941 
Edward B. Snyder
 
30765 Snyder, Edward G., 86, Cambridge, Ont. Born: March 16, 1905, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Absalom B. and Mary (Groff) Snyder. Survivors-wife: Glennys Snyder; sister: Emma. Funeral and burial: April 14, Wanner Mennonite Church, by Eric H. Rempel and Paul Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 21 - May 21, 1991 page 14.  
Edward Groff Snyder
 
30766 Edward R. Snyder, "was born January 26th, 1873. He is home yet and unmarried."1a

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Snyder, -- Edward, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Snyder, was born in Waterloo County, Ont., on Dec. 27, 1873; departed this life at his home in Elmira, Ont., on Feb. 8, 1955; aged 81 y. 1 m. 11 d. On May 22, 1907, he was united in marriage to Melinda Brubacher, who preceded him in death in 1939. He is survived by 3 children (Walter and Addison of Elmira, and Pearl--Mrs. Wilfred Meyer, of Waterloo), also 8 grandchildren, and one brother (Oscar, Waterloo). He was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted in the funeral chapel at Elmira on Feb. 10, with Oliver D. Snider in charge. Interment was made in Snyder's church cemetery, Bloomingdale, Ont.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 10 - March 8, 1955 -- page 237, 238 
Edward R. Snyder
 
30767 Edwin Snyder, "was born September 18th, 1872. He is engaged in the J. Y. Shantz & Son button factory in Buffalo, N. Y., and is unmarried."1a

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Edwin Snyder
 
30768 Snyder.-Edwin W., son of the late Joseph Snyder, was born Oct. 31, 1887; died April 27, 1947; aged 59 y. 5 m. 27 d. His death resulted from a heart attack. On Dec. 5, 1911 he was united in marriage to Leah Gingrich. Surviving are 7 children (Cleason, Nelson, Roy, Minerva-Mrs. Roy Brubacher, Erma, Orville, and Joseph), one brother (Ephraim, St. Jacobs, Ont.), and 4 sisters (Leah-Mrs. John Martin, Linwood, Ont.; Lucinda-Mrs. Daniel Martin, Floradale, Ont.; Anna-Mrs. Noah Horst, Elmira, Ont.; and Fannie-Mrs. Ishmael Martin, Conestoga, Ont.). One son (Loren), one daughter (Vera), and 3 brothers (Noah, Simeon, and Joseph) predeceased him. Early in life he united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs Church, April 30, in charge of Roy S. Koch and Jesse B. Martin. Interment was made in the Conestoga Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 8 - May 20, 1947, page 182, 183 
Edwin W. M. Snyder
 
30769 Bauman.- Eleanor, daughter of Ozias and Lydia Ann Snyder, was born near Breslau, Ont., July 6, 1891; died on her 25th wedding anniversary, after a lingering illness, in the Turner Private Hospital, Elmire, Ont.; aged 51 y. 7 m. 14 d. She spent most of her life on the Snyder farm,, and only six months ago moved with her family to Elmira. In the year 1905 she confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the Cressman Mennonite Church. Feb. 20, 1918, she was united in marriage to Enoch Bauman, who, with 1 daughter (Erma Fern) , 1 son (Robert Lee), 2 sisters (Edith, Mrs. Abner Rady, New Hamburg, Ont.; Ada, Markham, Ont.), 1 brother (Elvin, missionary in the Argentine, S.A.) and many other relatives and friends mourn her untimely departure. Sister Bauman was a Christian of sterling character. She belonged to the rapidly declining group of Christians who not only kept steady and true in the faith, but make substantial progress in it as well. She was loyal to the doctrines of the Church, both by practice and testimony, and as far as she was able, never withheld her hand to help the work of the Church of her choice. She proved her worth as a Christian mother by her constant concern for the oncoming generation. We have every reason to believe she is at rest, with her loved ones gone on before, awaiting the glorious resurrection of the righteous, when our Lord comes back for his own. Funeral services Feb. 24 were conducted in the Elmira Funeral Home by Bro. Oliver D. Snider, and in the Cressman Mennonite Church by Bro. Oscar Burkholder. Text, II Tim. 2:11 - 13, 19.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 50 - March 11, 1943 p.1078 -1080 
Elenora Snyder
 
30770 Snyder - Bro. Eli Snyder, eldest son of Bro. Amos Snyder of Waterloo Co., Ont., was born March 17, 1887; died Jan. 16, 1909; aged 21 y. 10 m. Burial in Shantz's cemetery. He leaves a sorrowing father, two sisters and two brothers to mourn his early departure, his mother having died thirteen years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Bish. Jonas Snyder in German from Matt. 24:44, and Bro. Orphan Wismer in English from Luke 12:40, both brethren having chosen the same text. "Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh." Bro. Eli died very suddenly. He left his home on Saturday evening in company with several others to make a short visit at their neighbor's but barely reached the place when he began to feel sick and asked his brother to fetch the doctor. With the assistance of his sister he walked into the house; they got him into a rocking chair and he died in a few minutes without another word. He died of heart failure. What a loud call to the young, and not only to the young but to us all to "prepare to meet our God." This again shows to us the brevity of life. Life is uncertain and death is sure. But I am glad we need not mourn as those who have no hope. Bro. Eli united with the church several years ago, and we trust our loss is his eternal gain. May God comfort the bereaved family1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 44 - January 30, 1909 
Eli K. Snyder
 
30771 Elias Snyder was not married (1896). Elias Snyder
 
30772 Elias B. Snyder, "was born March 29th, 1828. On February 11th, 1851, he was married to Susannah Bowman (No. 275). They resided at Freeport, Ontario, where she died July 30th, 1874. Some time after he decease he sold his farm and moved to Petoskey, Michigan, where he was again married August 22nd, 1880, to Polly Kaufman, widow of John Holm. Mr. Snyder's family consists of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elias B. Snyder
 
30773 Elias K. Snyder, "was born April 2nd, 1853. on February 2nd, 1887, he was married to Katie Schinbein. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in the boot and shoe business. To them are born four children".1a

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E.K. Snyder, Dealer in Fine Boots and Shoes, King Street - Among the many business industries of any community, that which deals in boots and shoes is an important one. Boots and shoes are a necessity at any season of the year, but more especially in our Canadian winters they are an absolute requirement. Among those engaged in this line of business in Berlin worthy of special mention is Mr. E.K. Snyder, whose establishment is located on King Street East. The business was founded two years ago, and since its inception has made very satisfactory progress. The premises occupied are 19x80 feet in dimensions, and consist of one story. The store is eligibly situated on the main business thoroughfare, and near the market and post office. Mr. Snyder keeps a large and carefully selected stock of ladies' and gents', youths' and children's boots, shoes and rubbers, from the finest of kid to the heavy and most serviceable kip suitable for farm wear or winter use. He keeps one assistant, and his trade, which is very fair, extends throughout the town and surrounding sections of country. Mr. Snyder is a native of Canada, and is a persevering and hard-working business man, and well deserving of patronage and success, which he appears to be on a fair way of attaining, for he sells the best quality of goods at prices that cannot be beaten.2a

2aIndustries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886 
Elias K. Snyder
 
30774 Eliza Snyder, "was born March 6th, 1852. On December 26th, 1872, she was married to Samuel James Thomas, a moulder. They reside in Ayr, Ontario."1a

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Eliza Snyder
 
30775 Eliza Jane Snyder, "was born March 1st, 1867. She is married to Thomas [should be William]Hamilton, a farmer. They reside on his father's old homestead near Winterbourne where he is engaged in farming."1a

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Eliza Jane Snyder
 
30776 Eliza Snyder, "was born March 19th, 1840. She is unmarried and resides on the old homestead with her brother, David, for whom she is keeping house."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snyder
 
30777 Elizabeth Snider, "was born February 2nd, 1872. She is married to Frederick Frosch, a wage-earner. They reside at Centreville, near Freeport."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snyder
 
30778 Elizabeth Snyder, "was born April 18th, 1840. On March 19th, 1865, she was married to Isaac S. Cressman, a farmer, who died August 20th, 1894"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snyder
 
30779 Elizabeth Snyder, "was born February 8th, 1846. On December 21st, 1866, she was married to Solomon A. Crowder, a teacher. They reside in Dresden, Kent County, Ontario. To them is born a family of ten children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snyder
 
30780 Elizabeth Snyder, "was born June 8th, 1857. On August 31st, 1876, she was married to Simon Reid, a teacher. They resided in Strasburg, Ontario, where he is principal of the public school. His family consists of eight children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snyder
 
30781 Elizabeth Snyder, "was born March 4th, 1827. On October 27th, 1846, she was married to Moses Clemens. They resided at Blenheim P. Q., Kent County, where he died."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Snyder
 
30782 Elizabeth Snyder, "was born April 19th, 1858. On September 7th, 1881, she was married to Noah Scheirich. They resided on the old "Scheirich Farm" north of Preston where she died March 10th, 1887, leaving a family of two children".1a

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Elizabeth "Lizzie" Snyder
 
30783 Elizabeth Snyder, "was born July 8th, 1871. She is married to Albert Becker, a farmer. They reside on his father-in-law's old homestead and have two children". Elizabeth Ann Snyder
 
30784 Elizabeth B. Snyder, "was born September 2nd, 1865. On October 1st, 1889 she was married to Josiah Meyer, a civil engineer. They reside at Eventon, Illinois."1a

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Elizabeth B. Snyder
 
30785 Beisel, Ella (Mrs. Wilbert) - Peacefully, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006 at Chateau Gardens, Elmira, Ella (Snyder) Beisel, age 91 years, of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late Wilbert Beisel (1976) who farmed together on the edge of Elmira for many years. Dear mother of Richard and Janet of Elmira, John of St. Agatha and the late Robert Beisel (2000). Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Tina and Scott Hanley, Ryan and Melanie, Krista Beisel, Bonny and Jeff Basler, Stephen and Jen, Warren and Laura and by her eight great-grandchildren. Ella was the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by her parents, Levi and Lydian (Fries) Snyder; her six sisters, Sylvia Lorch, Magdelena Cress, Gertrude Tyke, Perseda Bristo, Clara Kutt, Wilma Martin and her four brothers Wesley, Daniel Arthur and Irvin Snyder. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. At 9 am on Saturday, November 18, 2006 transfer will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira for funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Hans Borch officiating followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Ella Snyder
 
30786 Ellen B. Snyder, "was born February 10th, 1860. She was married, November 20th, 1877, to Cecil E. Owens. They resided in Holt County, Nebraska, where she died November 4th, 1878.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Ellen B. Snyder
 
30787 Obituary - Kitchener-Waterloo Record, March 3, 1982 Holwell, Mrs. Elmina (Snyder)

On Tuesday, March 2, 1982, at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Mrs. Elmina Holwell, aged 92 years. She was formerly of Baden and was a member of Livingston Presbyterian Church, Baden. Beloved wife of the late Walter Holwell, who predeceased her in 1968, dear sister of Mrs. Clara Schmidt of Baden, Mrs. Margaret Hofstetter of RR 4, Plattsville. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, the late Ephraim Snyder and the former Emma Horst, three brothers, Homer, Edgar and Harley. Resting at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg Chapel, 291 Huron St., after 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, and until Saturday at noon, when removal will be made to Livingston Presbyterian Church for service at 3 p.m., with pastor Victor Jamieson officiating. Spring internment in Fairmount cemetery, Baden. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the mortgage fund of Livingston Presbyterian Church. 
Elmina Rosetta Snyder
 
30788 Snyder, Elvin Valores (1900-1985)

(1 April 1900-6 December 1985). Born near Breslau, ON to Ozias and Barbara Snyder, Elvin Snyder studied at Toronto Bible College (1925), Goshen College (BA, 1927), and Southwest Texas State Teachers College (MA, 1952). He married Mary Adah Fretz in 1928 and, after her death in 1974, married Esther Brunk Fadner in 1978.
Snyder served in a wide variety of mission projects including those in Toronto (1922-25); Canton, Ohio (1927-28); Trenque Lauquen, America, and Carlos Casares, Argentina (1928-47); Chicago (1947-49); Lost Creek, KY (1949-50); Mathis, TX (1950-53); Puerto Rico (1953-65): and Corpus Christi, TX (1966-67). In his later years he taught in the Spanish department at Eastern Mennonite College (1971-73) and provided pastoral leadership to the Milwaukee Mennonite Church (1973-75). Snyder served variously as an orphanage director, language instructor, Bible institute director, editor and pastor.11a

1aSteiner, Sam. "Snyder, Elvin Valores (1900-1985)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1990. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 Nov 2005

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.- Elvin, former missionary, 85, died on Dec. 6 in Elkhart, Ind. He was a Mennonite Board of Missions worker in Argentina 1928-47 and in Puerto Rico 1953-64. Snyder also served as a pastor in Texas and Wisconsin and as a Spanish instructor at Eastern Mennonite College.2a

2aGospel Herald -17 -- Volume 78, Number 51 -December 17, 1985, pages 888-890.

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Snyder.- Elvin V., was born at Breslau, Ont., Apr. 1, 1900; died at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 6, 1985; aged 85 y. On June 28, 1928, he was