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33001 Ida May Wismer, "born May 16th, 1882."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Ida May Wismer
 
33002 Isaac Wismer, "son of Abraham and Veronica (Myers) Wismer, and grandson of Henry and Barbara (Lederach) Wismer, and a great-grandson of old Jacob Wismer, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, May 21st, 1782, and died in Lincoln County, Ontario, June 18th, 1842. He was married to Anna High (Hoch) and after her death to Anna Martin. His family consisted of thirteen children, and their descendants are to be found in Lincoln, Welland and other counties of Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac Wismer
 
33003 Isaac Wismer

GALT— Isaac Wismer, RR I, Galt died today at South Waterloo Hospital. He was 84. Mr. Wismer was born in Preston and had resided in Galt and district for 20 years. He was a member of Wesley United Church. Surviving are one son. Ralph of Preston; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Viola) Sipes, RR 1, Galt, four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife in 1966. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home where the funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Preston cemetery.

Waterloo Record 6 Mar 1970 pg 30 
Isaac B. Wismer
 
33004 Isaac E. Wismer, "was born September 15th, 1847. On March 7th, 1869, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Snider. She was born at Bloomingdale, October 7th, 1849. They reside in Elmira. Their family consists of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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WELL-KNOWN MAN CALLED BY DEATH
MR. ISAAC WISMER PASSES AWAY AT RIPE OLD AGE -
RESULT OF STROKE

A prominent figure in the life of Elmira was removed from the scene Tuesday night when Mr. Isaac Wismer passed away as the result of a stroke sustained on Friday last when with his usual energy, despite his seventy-five years, he was sweeping the cellar at his home on Park street. Mrs. Wismer, who was upstairs heard him call, and on running to his assistance found him helpless below. She assisted him upstairs but shortly afterwards he lapsed into unconsciousness, from which he never recovered until his death, which was due not only to the stroke but to a pneumonia complication which also set in.

The late Mr. Wismer was born at New Hamburg but moved with his family to Bloomingdale while still a young boy, his school days being spent at the latter village. He married Miss Susan Snider of Bloomingdale, and shortly afterwards moved to Floradale. About thirty years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Wismer moved to Elmira, where Mr. Wismer took an active interest in affairs, his activity in recent years in driving the cattle through the streets of the town for the drovers whose shipping work he attended to being always conspicuous. His white beard, cheery smile, and top boots always identified him as one of the picturesque figures of the pioneer age which has slipped away. He celebrated the fifty-fourth year of his marriage on the seventh of March last.

Besides his widow, he leaves two daughters and three sons as follows: Mrs. James Mann (Jane) of Kitchener, Mrs. Burnham Fisher (Ida) of Petersburg, Mr. Edgar Wismer of Buhl, Idaho, Mr. Arthur A. Wismer of Edmonton, Alberta, and Mr. Leslie Wismer of Edmonton, Alberta.

There survive also two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Moyer, of Kitchener, and Mrs. Croft of Michigan, and one brother Daniel Wismer of Kitchener. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon, with services at the house and at the Evangelical church, interment being made in the Elmira Union Cemetery.2a


2aElmira Signet 26 Apr 1923 
Isaac Erb Wismer
 
33005 Isaac H. Wismer, "was born in 1848. He is married to Mary Burkholder and resides in Preston, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac Henry Wismer
 
33006 Isaad Wismer, "was born September 13th, 1840. On August 16th, 1874, he was married to Nancy Hilborn. They resided in Galt where he died. His family is as follows, namely: Cyrus and John."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac S. Wismer
 
33007 Isaiah Wismer, "born August 28th, 1870."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaiah Wismer
 
33008 Jacob Wismer, "ancestor of the numerous family of that name in Bucks and Montgomery Counties of Pennsylvania, and other states of the United States, and also those that are found in the province of Ontario, Canada, are descendants of the same family. He was born in Germany about the year 1684 and died in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, February 4th, 1787, aged 102 years and a few months. The date of his emigrating to America is not known but may have been as early as 1710 or even before that date. The place of his landing is also uncertain. By some of his descendants it is supposed he landed at one of the Carolina States. Most probably he was one of the number of Germans who, being cruelly persecuted by the State Party in 1709, left their homes on the Rhine and emigrated to the wilds of America. They settled on the Roanoke and head waters of the Neuse River in North Carolina. (From W. W. H. Davis' "History of Bucks County") At the outbreak of the Indian War led by the Tuscaroras, the savages on the night of October 2nd, 1711, fell with such fury upon this German settlement that one hundred and thirty of them perished. No doubt the old progenitor was one of the unfortunate emigrants forming this settlement. Tradition has it that a sister who came with him to America, was one of the number who were killed. He, it is said, was allowed to escape the hands of those savages by means of a small bribe offered to one of the attacking parties. Once away from the settlement he travelled on foot north through Virginia and Maryland to Byberry in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, from whence he, at a later date, moved to Bucks County. It is not positively known when he moved to Bucks County but it is supposed that it was in the year 1726. He settled on a tract of land comprising 210 acres for which he paid Ð100 lawful money. On April 12th, 1773, the old progenitor sold his farm to his son, Henry, for Ð500. He is said to have had three wives, and was married to his third wife after coming north, about the year 1720, with whom he lived 67 years. She was 84 years of age at the time of her death. Her Christian name was 'Nanny' and she was the mother of all his children. Her maiden name is not positively known but may have been 'Souder' as her children and grandchildren received legacies from one Jacob Souder whose daughter it is presumed she was. At the time of his death he had one hundred and seventy children and grandchildren. Although living to the great age of nearly one hundred and three years, he retained his mind until within about two months, and could walk and dress and undress himself within about two weeks of his death. Both his and his wife's remains were, no doubt, laid to rest in the grave-yard of the Old Mennonite Church at Deep Run where for many years they worshipped the God of their fathers and left to their numerous posterity an undying example to 'go and do likewise'. The children of Jacob and Nanny Wismer were eleven in number, all of whom were born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Their names are as follows: Jacob, born in 1721, Mary, born in 1723, Elizabeth, born April 29th, 1725, Joseph, born in 1728, Henry, born in 1730, Mark, born in 1737, died in 1831, Daniel, John, died in 1794, Christian, died February 20th, 1795, Nancy, and Abraham, born February 20th, 1743, died April 27th, 1828."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob Wismer
 
33009 Jacob Wismer, "has a few descendants in this county, namely, Mary Moyer, a great-great-grandchild, who is married to Tobias Shantz. She is a daughter of Mary Nash and her husband, Abraham B. Moyer. Her grandfather was Abraham Nash who was married to Mary Gross. Her great-grandmother was Elizabeth, the fifth child of Jacob Wismer, who was married to Joseph Nash. (See "Wismer History"). Mary Moyer was born July 1st, 1840. On August 6th, 1863, she was married to Tobias, son of Benjamin and Lydia (Kolb) Shantz. They reside in the town of Berlin. He is a book agent. Their family consists of seven children, namely: Orpha Moyer, born May 27th, 1864, Lydia Mary Etta, born October 9th, 1866, Sophia Emma, born May 4th, 1869, Austin Tobias, born October 5th, 1871, Arthur Benjamin, born November 22nd, 1876, Florence Annie Catherine, born December 28th, 1879, and Herbert Cecil Palmer, born May 3rd, 1883."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


Jacob's wife may be Margaret Schwartz. 
Jacob Wismer
 
33010 Jacob Wismer, "was born February 23rd, 1799, and died April 19th, 1871. He was married to Esther Rosenberger."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Wismer. - On the 19th of April, in Philadelphia, Pa., JACOB WISMER, in the 73rd year of his age. Buried at the Plain Meeting-house.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume VIII, Number 6 - June 1871, page 94, 95 
Jacob Wismer
 
33011 Jacob Wismer, "was born February 23rd, 1823. He was married to Leah Hammacher, July 11th, 1855. They reside at Garlington, Kansas, where he is engaged in farming. To them is born a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob Wismer
 
33012 Jacob Wismer, "was born in Pennsylvania, in June, 1797. He was married, in 1825, to Susannah Detweiler who was born June 22nd, 1810, and died July 2nd, 1874. He died in Huron County, Ontario, in February, 1875, leaving a family of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob Wismer
 
33013 John Wismer, "was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, April 2nd, 1799. He was married, in 1822, to Susannah Cressman who was born in 1801. The resided near Blair where he was engaged in farming. He died July 23rd, 1890, and she died in September, 1838. Their family consisted of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Johann Wismer
 
33014 Lived besides his daughter and son Joseph Johann Wismer
 
33015 Contact: Thomas Newsome

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1. Henry Wismer (John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 3 APR 1795 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and died 24 OCT 1859. He married Nancy Moyer 11 FEB 1817.

Children of Henry Wismer and Nancy Moyer are:+ 2 i. Barbara Wismer was born 17 DEC 1817, and died 23 JUL 1863.
+ 3 ii. John Wismer was born 9 FEB 1819, and died 25 OCT 1858.
4 iii. Dilman Wismer was born 23 JUN 1820, and died in infant death.
5 iv. Jacob Wismer was born 9 JAN 1822, and died in infant death.
+ 6 v. Issac M. Wismer was born 23 NOV 1823.
+ 7 vi. Esther Wismer was born 1 SEP 1825.
8 vii. Andrew Wismer was born 31 AUG 1827. He married Catherine Swartz. He married Sophia Stengle.
+ 9 viii. Abraham Wismer was born 6 DEC 1829.
10 ix. Henry Wismer was born 22 JAN 1832, and died FEB 1834.
+ 11 x. Samuel Wismer was born 12 JUL 1834, and died 29 SEP 1858.
12 xi. Joseph Wismer was born 16 SEP 1836, and died 28 FEB 1837.
13 xii. Catharine Wismer was born 19 DEC 1837. She married Abraham Moyer.
+ 14 xiii. Daniel Wismer was born 29 DEC 1839.






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2. Barbara Wismer (Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 17 DEC 1817, and died 23 JUL 1863. She married David Hoover.

Children of Barbara Wismer and David Hoover are:+ 15 i. Christopher Hoover.
16 ii. Henry W. Hoover. He married Lydia Sherk.
+ 17 iii. Rev. John W. Hoover was born 11 OCT 1845 in York County, Ontario, Canada.
+ 18 iv. Issac Hoover was born 9 AUG 1848 in York County, Ontario, Canada.
19 v. Mary Ann Hoover. She married George Alair.




3. John Wismer (Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 9 FEB 1819, and died 25 OCT 1858. He married Elizabeth Moyer. He married Anna Moyer 11 APR 1852.

Child of John Wismer and Elizabeth Moyer is: 20 i. Jacob Wismer.


Children of John Wismer and Anna Moyer are: 21 i. Mary Wismer was born 5 FEB 1853 in South Cayuga, Ontario, Canada.
22 ii. Martha Wismer was born 5 SEP 1854 in South Cayuga, Ontario, Canada, and died 22 SEP 1854.
+ 23 iii. Sophia Wismer was born 9 OCT 1855 in South Cayuga, Ontario, Canada.
24 iv. Solomon G. Wismer was born 25 SEP 1857 in South Cayuga, Ontario, Canada.
+ 25 v. John E. Wismer was born 26 MAR 1859.




6. Issac M. Wismer (Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 23 NOV 1823. He married Elizabeth Fry 23 MAR 1848.

Children of Issac M. Wismer and Elizabeth Fry are: 26 i. Lavina Wismer was born 9 APR 1849, and died 6 APR 1850.
27 ii. Menno Wismer was born 9 AUG 1850.
+ 28 iii. John H. Wismer was born 3 MAY 1852 in South Cayuga, Ontario, Canada.
29 iv. Annie E. Wismer was born 28 AUG 1853, and died 13 AUG 1880.
30 v. James Albert Wismer was born 14 NOV 1855, and died 15 NOV 1855 in he passed away the next day..
31 vi. Melinda Catherine Wismer was born 18 AUG 1857.
32 vii. Louisa Ann Wismer was born 15 NOV 1859, and died 15 NOV 1859 in She passed away the same day.
33 viii. Alfred Issac Wismer was born 6 NOV 1862, and died 1 FEB 1869.
34 ix. Martha Emma Wismer was born 8 NOV 1868.




7. Esther Wismer (Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 1 SEP 1825. She married David High 25 JAN 1853.

Children of Esther Wismer and David High are:+ 35 i. Magdalena High was born 1 NOV 1853.
+ 36 ii. Henry High was born 31 DEC 1854.
+ 37 iii. Catherine High(twin) was born 30 APR 1857.
+ 38 iv. Anna High(twin) was born 30 APR 1857.
+ 39 v. Issac High was born 11 DEC 1861.
40 vi. Jacob High was born 24 JAN 1865.




9. Abraham Wismer (Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 6 DEC 1829. He married Mary Everts.

Children of Abraham Wismer and Mary Everts are: 41 i. Gleason Wismer was born 18 SEP 1875, and died 24 JAN 1876.
42 ii. Catharine Wismer was born 24 JUL 1876.




11. Samuel Wismer (Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 12 JUL 1834, and died 29 SEP 1858. He married Anna Hoover. He married Sarah Fretz 13 JAN 1855, daughter of David Fretz and Elizabeth Rittenhouse. She was born 27 FEB 1836, and died 15 JUN 1857.

Children of Samuel Wismer and Sarah Fretz are:+ 43 i. Elizabeth Wismer was born 1855.
+ 44 ii. Henry F. Wismer was born 5 JUN 1857.




14. Daniel Wismer (Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 29 DEC 1839. He married Elizabeth Cober 10 SEP 1867.

Children of Daniel Wismer and Elizabeth Cober are: 45 i. Jacob Wismer was born 26 JUL 1868.
46 ii. Matilda Wismer was born 13 APR 1870.
+ 47 iii. Nancy Wismer was born 11 APR 1872.
48 iv. Mary Wismer was born 9 MAR 1874.
49 v. Hannah Wismer was born 15 NOV 1876.
50 vi. Rebecca Wismer was born 25 JAN 1879.
51 vii. Abraham Wismer was born 31 AUG 1883.






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15. Christopher Hoover (Barbara Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1). He married Magdalena Houser 3 NOV 1863.

Children of Christopher Hoover and Magdalena Houser are: 52 i. Nancy Hoover.
53 ii. Mary Hoover.
54 iii. Barbara Hoover.




17. Rev. John W. Hoover (Barbara Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 11 OCT 1845 in York County, Ontario, Canada. He married Harriet Bristol 25 DEC 1867.

Children of Rev. John W. Hoover and Harriet Bristol are: 55 i. Jennie Hoover was born 19 DEC 1868.
56 ii. Omar Hoover was born 14 JUL 1871. He married Mary A. Buckman 4 OCT 1893.
57 iii. Bertha Olevia Hoover was born 6 JAN 1879, and died 1888 in Aged 9 years, 4 months, 28 days.




18. Issac Hoover (Barbara Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 9 AUG 1848 in York County, Ontario, Canada. He married Mary Nash 27 MAR 1878.

Children of Issac Hoover and Mary Nash are: 58 i. Lorne Hoover was born 27 NOV 1879.
59 ii. Fannie Hoover was born 20 MAY 1881.
60 iii. Pelma Hoover was born 6 APR 1885.




23. Sophia Wismer (John Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 9 OCT 1855 in South Cayuga, Ontario, Canada. She married John P. Eiler 19 DEC 1889.

Child of Sophia Wismer and John P. Eiler is: 61 i. Burness Wismer Eiler was born 1 APR 1891.




25. John E. Wismer (John Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 26 MAR 1859. He married Pricilla Moyer 31 DEC 1887.

Children of John E. Wismer and Pricilla Moyer are: 62 i. Howard Wesley Wismer was born 28 AUG 1889.
63 ii. Harvey Raymond Wismer was born 11 SEP 1891.




28. John H. Wismer (Issac M. Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 3 MAY 1852 in South Cayuga, Ontario, Canada. He married Lydia E. Trafelet 30 SEP 1879.

Children of John H. Wismer and Lydia E. Trafelet are: 64 i. Winnie Laurel Wismer was born 29 SEP 1880.
65 ii. Pearl Eby Wismer(twin) was born 13 MAY 1886.
66 iii. Emery Fry Wismer(twin) was born 13 MAY 1886.




35. Magdalena High (Esther Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 1 NOV 1853. She married Solomon Honsberger 30 NOV 1875. She married Solomon Houser 22 MAR 1881.

Children of Magdalena High and Solomon Houser are: 67 i. Aaron Houser was born 14 JAN 1882, and died 10 MAR 1889.
68 ii. Sarah Houser was born 12 MAR 1884.
69 iii. Ezra Houser was born 6 JUL 1886.




36. Henry High (Esther Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 31 DEC 1854. He married Catherine Honsberger.

Children of Henry High and Catherine Honsberger are: 70 i. Courtlin High was born 20 JAN 1879, and died JUL 1880.
71 ii. Samanatha High was born 25 MAY 1881.
72 iii. Emerson High was born 14 NOV 1886.




37. Catherine High(twin) (Esther Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 30 APR 1857. She married Samuel Eyman.

Children of Catherine High(twin) and Samuel Eyman are: 73 i. Esther Ann Eyman was born 7 DEC 1880, and died 7 DEC 1880 in Passed away the same day.
74 ii. Melvin Eyman was born 26 MAY 1882.
75 iii. Luetta Eyman was born 1 JUL 1883.
76 iv. Luella Eyman was born 11 APR 1884, and died 11 OCT 1885.
77 v. William Eyman was born 27 AUG 1886, and died 29 NOV 1886.
78 vi. Christian Eyman(twin) was born 13 AUG 1887, and died 20 AUG 1887.
79 vii. Christopher Eyman(twin) was born 13 AUG 1887, and died 5 OCT 1887.
80 viii. Elsina Eyman was born 26 JUN 1889.
81 ix. Alice Eyman was born 20 JUN 1892.




38. Anna High(twin) (Esther Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 30 APR 1857. She married Ephraim Sloat 5 JUL 1885.

Children of Anna High(twin) and Ephraim Sloat are: 82 i. Jacob Lamon Sloat was born 3 OCT 1886.
83 ii. Samuel Amon Sloat was born MAY 1888.
84 iii. David Albon Sloat was born 21 APR 1889.
85 iv. Avalene Sloat was born 24 JUN 1890.
86 v. Emmaretta Sloat was born 18 FEB 1891.




39. Issac High (Esther Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 11 DEC 1861. He married Minnie Ann Fry JUL 1888.

Child of Issac High and Minnie Ann Fry is: 87 i. Evelyn Mary High was born 6 AUG 1889, and died 25 DEC 1891.




43. Elizabeth Wismer (Samuel Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 1855. She married Gleason E. Thoman 22 JUN 1875.

Children of Elizabeth Wismer and Gleason E. Thoman are: 88 i. Isaiah Thoman was born 20 MAY 1876.
89 ii. David Thoman was born 4 MAY 1878.
90 iii. Harvey Thoman was born 10 MAR 1880.
91 iv. Manasseh Thoman was born 25 JAN 1882.
92 v. Russel Thoman was born 30 OCT 1883.
93 vi. Mary Anna Thoman was born 28 MAR 1886.
94 vii. Sarah Elizabeth Thoman was born 21 JUL 1888.




44. Henry F. Wismer (Samuel Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 5 JUN 1857. He married Annie May Reesor 17 AUG 1880.

Children of Henry F. Wismer and Annie May Reesor are: 95 i. Franklin Russel Wismer was born 20 AUG 1881, and died 21 DEC 1881.
96 ii. Mary Loraine Wismer was born 28 SEP 1884.




47. Nancy Wismer (Daniel Wismer8, Henry Wismer7, John Wismer6, Henrich X. Wismer5, Jacob X. Wismer4, Jacob Wismer3, Unknown Wismer2, Martin Wismer1) was born 11 APR 1872. She married Fred Schmiedecdorf 25 DEC 1890.

Child of Nancy Wismer and Fred Schmiedecdorf is: 97 i. Menno Schmiedecdorf was born 2 OCT 1891.


 
John Wismer
 
33016 John Wismer, "was born March 10th, 1774, and died about the year 1840. He was married to Esther Fry. In 1800 they emigrated to Lincoln County, Ontario, where they resided for some time then they moved to Elgin County where they both died, leaving a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John Wismer
 
33017 John Wismer, "was born August 11th, 1835. On September 23rd, 1856, he was married to Nancy Snyder who was born November 28th, 1836. They reside near Blair, Ontario, where he followed farming many years. Their family consists of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John C. Wismer
 
33018 John Henry Wismer, "was born in Marion County, Kansas, July 7th, 1885."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John Henry Wismer
 
33019 JOHN H. WISMER

The death of John H. Wismer, 17 St. Ledger St., occurred at his home on Friday, December 24th, after a lingering illness of many months duration, deceased, being afflicted with pernicious anaemia. The late Mr. Wismer was a blacksmith by trade and had been a resident of Berlin for the past four years. He was 43 years old and is survived by his wife and two sons. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

Chronicle-Telegraph 30 Dec 1915 pg 3 
John Hewitt Wismer
 
33020 John Wismer, "was born April 29th, 1859. He was married, May 12th, 1885, to Susannah Gehman."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Wismer.-John S. Wismer was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., April 29, 1859; died Feb. 11, 1934; aged 74 y. 10 m. 12 d. He was married on May 12, 1885, to Susanna Gehman who survives, along with 1 son (Samuel of Waterloo), 3 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Menno Shantz of Ayr, Nancy-Mrs. Onar Geis of Brighton, Mich., Adah-Mrs. Edward Bristol of Waterloo), 23 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers (David and Henry), 2 sisters (Leah-Mrs. John Naismith and Nancy-Mrs. Noah Shiry). Bro. Wismer accepted the Lord in his early years and was a faithful worshiper of God in the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at funeral chapel by Noah Hunsberger. Text, Psa. 91. At the church the services were conducted by J. B. Martin (Text, Jno. 3:16) and Jonas Snider (Jno. 14:1-3).2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVI, No. 48 - March 1, 1934, page 1022, 1023 
John S. Wismer
 
33021 Joseph Wismer, "son of Henry and Barbara (Lederach) Wismer, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, April 1st, 1765. He was married to Hannah Fried who was born November 1st, 1760, and died June 6th, 1830. In 1800 they emigrated to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near Blair, where they resided until their deaths. He died November 29th, 1834. Their family consisted of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph Wismer
 
33022 Joseph Wismer, "son of Joseph Wismer, was born near Hilltown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 23rd, 1753, and died in Chester County, same state, August 20th, 1820. He was married to Barbara, daughter of Henry and Barbara (Lederach) Wismer. She was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 9th, 1766, and died January 28th, 1861. They had a family of ten children" "Most of the descendants of Elizabeth, Barbara, and Catherine are to be found in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, Pennsylvania. Very few, if any, have settled in Canada."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph Wismer
 
33023 Joseph Wismer, "was born in 1856 and resides at Mar, Bruce County, Ontario, where he is farming. He is married to Sophia Thomas."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph Wismer
 
33024 Joseph Wismer, "was born January 25th, 1819. He is void of hearing and speech and resides at Caledonia, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph Wismer
 
33025 Joseph Wismer, "was born April 20th, 1829. He was married to Charlotte Hewitt who was born July 1st, 1836. They reside near Blair, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming for many years. To them were born the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph Cressman Wismer
 
33026 Lived beside his sister`s husband William Abra. Joseph Cressman Wismer
 
33027 Joseph Wismer, "was born April 9th, 1797, and died August 25th, 1861. He was never married."Joseph Wismer, "brother to Henry, was born April 9th, 1797, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, August 25th, 1861. He was not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph W. Wismer
 
33028 Julia Esther Wismer, "was born March 18th, 1840. On October 2nd 1855, she was married to James Webster, a miller. Their family consists of three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Julia Esther Wismer
 
33029 Laura Helena Wismer, "was born in Waterloo County, January 30th, 1873. On April 24th, 1892, she was married to Charles A. McAlister who was born in Marion, Marion County, Kansas, March 4th, 1869. They have one child named James Earl."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Laura Helena Wismer
 
33030 Love and loss live on long after war's end

Eileen Zarnke came home one day in 1944 to find people waiting in her kitchen. They had awful news. Verne is dead, they told her. Killed in action. Eileen falls silent recalling the moment. Her eyes fill with tears. Laverne Wismer was her boyfriend. "I sometimes think it was better to be killed, than to have to live with it," she says.

Wismer was an ordinary soldier who answered the call of king and country during the Second World War. Today, he's mourned by an army buddy who kept a solemn promise, by the little sister he loved to tease, and by the heartbroken girlfriend he left behind. He did his duty. They lived with the consequences. It's what sacrifice means.

Somewhere in Italy, November 1943 to April 1944 Laverne Wismer is having trouble concentrating on the letter he's writing to his parents. Bing Crosby is on the radio and he likes the music. "I'm getting to be really hep lately," he jokes to his parents, Samuel and Catherine Wismer. After two years of training in England, Wismer is finally in the war against Nazi Germany. But he's not allowed to say much about the fighting and dying. "We don't know any more about the war than you do," he tells his parents. "Probably not as much." Wismer, 26, writes cheerful letters to his folks, to sister Margaret, to girlfriend Eileen, who he calls Ila. They all call him Verne. He hasn't seen them since he left for England in 1941. In Italy, Verne is a signalman. He fixes radios and lives in an army truck. It's filled with equipment he needs. It also has a light, benches, cupboards, a radio, and room to sleep. Guys come by at night to play cards and listen to the radio. "It is nice and comfortable," he writes. "For once, I have a place to work where I don't have to crawl around on my hands and knees." Verne knows he's lucky. But this is not how he wanted to fight.

When he left his machinist job at the Waterloo Manufacturing Company, Verne had his heart set on becoming a pilot. But when he went to enlist in August 1941, the air force turned him down, saying his blood pressure was too high. Annoyed, he marched across the street to join the army. Now in Italy, Verne tells his folks he's far from the fighting. "I haven't been up to the front yet and don't expect that I shall for some time -- if ever." In Italy, soldiers do their jobs and try to be comfortable, Verne writes. He likes that there are no parades or spit-and-polish, like in England. Other soldiers are fond of Verne. He's trustworthy. Back home, he was a scoutmaster. In Italy, the men ask him to run the canteen. It means a lot of running around and handling their cash. He's bothered when soldiers get drunk and cause trouble, like half of them do after a payday. "Darn those guys who don't know when and where to drink!" he writes. He assures his mother he's being good. "You don't have to worry about me and vino. No one with any sense at all drinks that stuff and I pride myself (perhaps flatter would be better) that I have at least a little bit of a brain."

Verne asks his family to keep sending parcels filled with treats. He shares whatever he gets with the guys. Eileen is known among his buddies as the girlfriend who sends the best parcels. "We are cooking our own meals and the things in the parcels sure help," Verne tells his parents. "Tonight for supper I mixed a tin of chile con carne (Ila) with a tin of steak and kidney (army). It was good even if I do say so myself." Verne likes to tease his little sister Margaret. She asks if he's getting fat on spaghetti. "Tell Sis I still love her very dearly in spite of the letters she sends me," he tells his parents. "Some of the things she writes sound suspiciously like sarcasm. Could that be possible? How's about it Sister Dear?"

He describes Italy as a country of pretty mountains and mud. "You don't need to worry about me," he tells his mother. "As long as I have to be in the army, I'm satisfied with my job right here. It's as good as anything I know."


Don Monteith made a promise to a dead soldier in 1944. Last month, he kept it. For the first time since the war, Don returned to Italy. At the Cassino War Cemetery, he found a grave with a special name. It said: Laverne Wismer. Don struggled with his emotions. He planted a Canadian flag. And he spoke to his wartime buddy, again. "Now you're home," he said.

Don met Wismer in 1941 at Camp Borden, near Barrie. He operated radios. Wismer fixed them. The army guys called him Wiz. "Wiz was just a great, great guy," Don says. "He was good-natured, friendly. He was easy to keep a conversation with about anything." The other guys liked Wiz, partly because he happily shared Eileen's spectacular parcels. When the mail came, guys would gather, anticipating the goodies. "They were going to get married," Don recalls. "But he thought he'd better wait until he got back."

Don and Wiz were both sent to Italy. But Don was not there when Wiz was killed. The men got the news a day or two later, from other soldiers who brought a mule train down a mountain. It hit them hard. Don volunteered to go up the mountain to figure out what happened. In the early spring of 1944, Wiz was sent to the front. There, Don learned that he left shelter to fetch water at a creek. He was either shot by a sniper or felled by a mortar, according to accounts told later. Laverne Wismer died April 28, 1944. He was 26. By the time Don got up the mountain, Wiz was already buried in a temporary grave. Don planted a cross the men had made. Standing there, feeling miserable, he promised: I'll be back, to make sure you get the grave you deserve. "It took me 64 years to get back. But I got back," Don says. "I would have rolled over in my own grave, if I hadn't got to see him." Don went on to fight in Italy and Holland. After victory, he stayed in the military, then came home to build a career in insurance. He's 85 now, retired in St. Thomas, Ont.

Remembrance Day has always been Laverne Wismer day to Don, and to Margaret Wismer Kuehl. Her three brothers all served in the war. Only Verne was killed. The telegram arrived in Waterloo on a Friday afternoon. "My family took it quite hard," Margaret says. They thought Verne was far from the fighting. Margaret, now 89, was close to Verne. He was two years older than her. "You never forget," she says from her home in B.C. Verne was always looking out for her. "He checked out any boyfriends I had, made sure they were OK," she says. Margaret helped break the news to Eileen. They have stayed friends over the decades. "She never got over it," Margaret says.

Eileen's memories of the war are sharp and clear. Too clear. She met Verne before the war, when they worked at the Forsyth pyjama factory. He walked her home after they rehearsed a Christmas skit, then invited her to a wiener roast. Verne did not resemble the man of her dreams. He wasn't ugly but he wasn't handsome. He wasn't dashing. He was kind of plain and a bit awkward. "He was tall and slim, and I don't think he had an ounce of rhythm," Eileen says. They went on group dates. She found him nice, easy to talk to. Slowly, she fell in love. It surprised her, a bit. "There wasn't anything special about him," she recalls. "It was just that he had everything that was good."

The couple, both 24, talked about marrying when Verne enlisted. Other couples were marrying in a hurry before the men went off to war. A girlfriend warned Eileen not to let him go without a wedding. But Verne balked. A friend warned him, what if you come back missing a limb? "He kind of took that to heart," Eileen says. Suddenly, he was overseas.

They wrote each other constantly. Every two weeks when she got paid, Eileen mailed a parcel, 22 pounds, the heaviest allowed. She filled them with goodies like cookies and spices and jam. She figured he was sharing them. One day in 1944, Eileen came home from golfing at Rockway. Her mother was waiting in the kitchen with Margaret. Margaret was distraught. Six decades later, the memory still brings Eileen to tears. "That was the biggest shock in my life," she says. Three weeks passed before she could return to work.

After the war, Eileen kept busy with jobs and church and Sunday school. She liked to bowl and skate. She tried pottery and sculpture and macramé. She hung out with girlfriends. They had a sewing club but did little sewing. She once dated a guy who was always joking. She could never tell when he was being serious. Another fellow drank too much. "Any other guy that came along, I measured him by Verne," Eileen says. "And most of them didn't fit." She never married.

Eileen turns 92 in January. She lives in the same small house where Margaret told her Verne was dead. The paint is fading in her living room. The furniture is worn. A cat sleeps on a kitchen chair. When people say everybody loses in war, Eileen understands. She weeps softly, dabbing at her red eyes. "I used to say, I don't need a poppy to remember," she says. "I wish there was some kind of flower that would make me forget."1a

1aWaterloo Region Record November 29, 2008 Jeff Outhit 
Laverne Bell Wismer
 
33031 Leah Wismer, "was born Januraay 28th, 1865. On April 21st, 1891, she was married to John R. Naismith, a farmer. They reside at Blair and have a family of one child named John W."1a

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Leah Wismer
 
33032 Levi Wismer, "was born August 10th, 1840. He is married to Mary Jane Broderick and resides at Redman, Michigan, where he is engaged as a joiner and millwright."1a

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Levi Wismer
 
33033 Mrs. Lillian Lickers

Native of Ayr Passes in Windsor--Aged 45 Years

The sudden death occurred in Windsor on Wednesday March 10, at p.m. of Lilian Wismer wife of David Lickers, aged 45 years.

She was the daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wismer of this village. She was born in Ayr and spent her girlhood here. Many of her schoolmates, now living in different parts of the country will learn with regret of her passing.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Douglas, of Woodstock; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wismer: two sisters. Mrs. Florence Robbins, Brantford and Mrs. Blanche Stewart, Weiland three brothers, William, Otter Lake, Ont., Joseph, at home and David, Drumbo.

The funeral took place from the Ball Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, with the Rev. W. J. McKeown of Galt in charge of the services. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The pallbearers were: James Burton, Ernest Cress, Alex McLeod, Jr., Robert Matheson, Ephraim Hawes and Arthur Hawes. Interment was made in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News Mar 18 1943 pg 1 
Lillian "Lillie" Wismer
 
33034 Lillie Wismer, "born in Marion County, Kansas."1a

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Lilly Wismer
 
33035 WISMER, Lincoln

At K-W Hospital, on Monday, Jan. 11, 1993, in his 88th year. Lincoln Wismer, of Kitchener, a retired employee of Uniroyal Goodrich, serving for 40 years and an avid amateur radio operator. Son of the late John Wismer and the former Edith Krempien. Beloved husband of Elsie Wismar (nee Miller); loving father of Douglas and his wife Winnifred, Carolyn Harrison and her husband Joseph, Barbara Wismer and Margaret Schmidt and her husband David, all of Kitchener. Will be sadly missed by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Ward. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday), where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m., Rev. Bud Penner of Grandview Baptist Church officiating. Interment First Mennonite Cemetery. Donations to Grandview Baptist Church, 239 Old Chicopee Drive, Kitchener, N2G 3W6, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family in the Heritage Room of the funeral home following the interment at First Mennonite Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jan 1993 pg A8 
Lincoln Willis Wismer
 
33036 Lydia Wismer, "was born May 2nd, 1833. On October 5th, 1852, she was married to Joseph C. Bowman."1a

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Lydia Wismer
 
33037 Lydia Wismer, "was born near Bridgeport, Ontario, July 14th, 1852. On December 1st, 1872, she was married to Samuel S., son of Abraham and Barbara (Shantz) Moyer. He was born within the corporation of Berlin, March 1st, 1849. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as a book-keeper. They have a family of eight children"1a

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Lydia Wismer
 
33038 Lydia Ann Wismer, "was born in 1845. She is married to James Wright. They reside at Molesworth, Perth County, Ontario."1a

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Lydia Ann Wismer
 
33039 GALBRAITH, Margaret Alice (nee Wismer) Margaret passed away peacefully at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener following a brief illness, on September 7, 2011, in her 88th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Bill in 1995, her dear parents Edward and Alice Wismer (nee Stouffer) of Kitchener, her beloved brother John of Hamilton, and parents-in-law Will and Verna Galbraith of Wingham. Greatly missed by son David of Hamilton, daughter Julie and son-in-law John Becker, granddaughter Andrea and grandson Jake, of Waterloo, and sister-in-law Betty of Hamilton. Margaret will be missed by her many cousins, nieces and nephews, and by her large circle of friends. Margaret was born in Kitchener in 1924. Graduating from Special Commercial at KCI in 1942, she did "war work" assembling gas masks at Kaufman Rubber, worked in the office at Kaufman Lumber and then returned to KCI to work in the office there in the 1940s and 1950s. She stopped working when her family started to grow, but enjoyed university night courses into the 1970s. She was an avid reader, enjoying historical dramas, mysteries and romance. Margaret cherished her closest friends and started playing bridge with them in the 1940s. Bridge gave way in the 1980s to birthday luncheons that continued until recently. She loved the Kitchener area and also the cottage at Lurgan Beach, where she formed many close friendships. Attending Trinity United Church in Kitchener, where she met Bill, Margaret moved to Emmanuel United in Waterloo in the 1990s. She also volunteered at the Zion United Church Resource Centre. Very proud of her deep Pennsylvania German roots, she volunteered for several years at the Joseph Schneider Haus Museum and enjoyed talking about her grandmother Annie Maria Schneider, who was born in the house in the 1860s. In 2009 Margaret moved to Sunnyside Home in Kitchener. She was very fond of the staff and her fellow residents at Riverside and Castle Kilbride Houses. She, and the family, deeply appreciated the support and compassion of everyone there. The family would like to express our deepest appreciation to the paramedics and medical staff of St. Mary's Hospital who provided us all with loving support during Margaret's last days. At Margaret's request, cremation has taken place. Everyone is invited to visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday September 13th at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14th, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Lung Association in Margaret's memory, and they may be arranged through the funeral home at 519-745-8845 or www.erbgood.com Margaret Alice Wismer
 
33040 Mary Wismer, "was born December 25th, 1801, and died December 31st, 1889. She was married to George Knipe."1a

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Mary Wismer
 
33041 Mary Wismer, "was born June 12th, 1831. On June 21st, 1877, she was married to Abraham Cressman."1a

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Mary Wismer
 
33042 Mary Wismer, "was born June 21st, 1821. She was married to Amos M. Clemens and died February 25th, 1875"1a

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Mary Wismer
 
33043 Snyder, Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wismer, was born in Rodney, Ont., March 9, 1874; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Aug. 14, 1962; aged 88 y. 5 m. 5 d. She was married to Moses B. Snyder, who died in 1953. Surviving are one son and 2 daughters (Howard, Doon; Mrs. Gladys Cressman, New Hamburg; and Norma-Mrs. Gordon Shantz, Harriston), one brother (Abram, Preston), 2 sisters (Mrs. Nancy Schmiedendorf, Preston; and Mrs. Rebecca Winger, West Lorne), and 13 grandchildren. One brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Erb Street Church. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, in charge of C. F. Derstine, Irvin Cressman, and J. B. Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 35 - September 4, 1962 pages 790, 791 
Mary Wismer
 
33044 Mary Ann Wismer, "was born in 1844. She was married to Isaac Oberholtzer."1a

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Oberholtzer. - Mary Ann Wismer Oberholtzer was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 20, 1844; fell asleep in Christ Feb. 26, 1926, at her home in Kitchener, Ont.; aged 81 y. 9 m. 6 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, being at least 60 years in church fellowship, and was one of its pioneer Sunday school teachers and lived to see the second generation of those she taught. Grandma greatly enjoyed the blessings of the Christian life until the day she left to be with the Lord, and she was dearly beloved by all who knew her. She was married to Isaac Oberholtzer. This union was blessed with three sons and two daughters, all of whom are living. There are also 27 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren, also 4 brothers and 2 sisters, she being the first of them to go. The date of her death was rather unique in that it fell exactly on the day of the 25th anniversary of her mother's death and the 39th anniversary of her husband's burial. Her funeral which was largely attended was held Feb. 28 at the First Mennonite Church, the services being conducted by Bro. C. F. Derstine from I Pet. 1:3, 4, assisted by Bro. Noah Stauffer. Peace to her ashes.1a

1aGospel Herald -Vol. XVIII, No. 50 - March 11, 1926, pages 1038, 1039. 
Mary Ann Wismer
 
33045 Malinda Jane Wismer, "born June 26th, 1872."1a

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Melinda Jane Wismer
 
33046 LAWRENCE, Mrs. Harold (Merdlth)

At Wingham & District Hospital, on Saturday, Sept. 9, 1995, Mrs. Harold Lawrence, the former Merdith A. Wismer, of RR 2, Wroxeter, in her 70th year. Beloved wife of Harold. Loved mother of Larry and his wife Bonnie of RR 1, Wroxeter; dear grandmother of Adam and Sarah. Predeceased by one son, Bob in 1978; one sister, Joan Sherk; one brother, Gerald Wismer and her parents, Elmer and Maude (Robertson) Wismer. Visitation at Robert Trench Funeral Home, Listowel, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Vern Tozer officiating. Interment in Preston Cemetery.

The Record 11 Sep 1995 pg A5 
Merdith E. Wismer
 
33047 Moses Alexander Wismer, "born May 22nd, 1877."1a

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Moses Alexander Wismer
 
33048 Moses E. Wismer, "was born April 9th, 1846. On February 16th, 1868, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Snyder) Snider. She was born near Bloomingdale December 6th, 1847. After their marriage they moved on the old 'Wismer Farm' three miles south-east of Berlin where they resided for nineteen years, thence they moved to Doon where he went into partnership with T. & A. B. Snyder. From here he moved on a farm near Preston where he at present resides. His family consists of nine children"1a

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SUDDEN DEATH OF MOSES E. WISMER

One of the town's best known and most highly respected citizens, Moses E. Wismer; one of Preston's outstanding citizens, was removed by death late Saturday afternoon. He had been a resident of the town for 32 years, and there was no citizen who was more highly respected than the late Mr. Wismer. He possessed a very kind and pleasing disposition and made many friends. He was a man who had a good word to say for everyone, was well read, and always took a great interest in town affairs. He was an outstanding figure at nomination meetings for many years and it is doubtful if there was a nomination meeting in the past twenty years at which he was not nominated for some municipal office. He had served in the Council as Deputy Reeve and filled that office to the satisfaction of the ratepayers, proving a valuable representative of the town of Preston at the County Council. In religion he was a Mennonite and in politics he was a staunch Liberal.

The late Mr. Wismer was in his seventy-sixth year and in spite of his advanced age he was hale and hearty. For years he had done all the work on his farm. He had always enjoyed good health, and only on Friday last, complained of not feeling well, but he then would not have a doctor called because he said it was nothing serious. On Saturday, he did his work around the barn during the day and at five o'clock went to the barn to do the evening chores. He had about completed the work around the barn when he suddenly passed away. It was six o'clock when Mrs. Wismer noticed that the cattle were still out in the barnyard, and feeling uneasy she went to the barn to investigate and discovered the lifeless body of her husband lying in the stable. Medical aid was immediately summoned but life was extinct.


The late Mr. Wismer was a son of the late Bishop Daniel Wismer and was born in the vicinity of New Hamburg, on April 9, 1846. Shortly afterwards his parents moved to Lexington, where he obtained his education. On February 16, 1868, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Jacob Wismer. Following their marriage they moved to the old Wismer farm three miles southeast of Kitchener where they resided for 19 years. Then he and his family moved to Doon where he entered into partnership with T. and A.B. Snyder and from Doon he moved to the farm at Preston, where he died. The news of his death came as a great shock to the family and the citizens of the town. He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow and the following children: Orphan H. Wismer, near Baden in Wilmot Township; Addison M. Wismer, Millroche; Mrs. N. Snider, Blair; Nelson A. Wismer, Seattle, U.S.A. Mrs. Phelps McNabb, Village of Massey, Mrs. Isaac Erb, Kitchener; Herbert D. Wismer, German Mills.


The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 1:30, with a short service at the house, thence to the East End Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where a service will be held and interment will take place at the East End Mennonite Cemetery. 
Moses E. Wismer
 
33049 Nancy Wismer, "was born May 27th, 1867. On October 25th, 1887, she was married to John A. Gehman, a farmer. They reside at Freeport, Ontario, and have no family.1a

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Nancy Wismer
 
33050 Schmiedendorf.- Nancy, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Wismer, was born in Hay Twp., Ont., April 11, 1872; died at the Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston, Ont., Aug. 28, 1969; aged 97 y. 4 m. 17 d. In Dec. 1890, she was married to Frederick Schmiedendorf who died in April 1919. Surviving are 8 children (Mrs. Minnie Main, Elizabeth, Fred, Mrs. Rose Kirkbride, Mrs. Mary Leland, John, Isabel-Mrs. Henry Hurst, and Edna-Mrs. Simeon Hurst), 24 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Abram Wismer). She was preceded in death by one son (Charles), who died in 1964. She was a member of the Preston Church, where funeral services were held with Rufus Jutzi officiating.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Aug 1969 
Nancy Wismer
 
33051 Nancy Wismer, "Was born in 1857. She is married to John Sherk and resides at Brown City, Michigan."1a

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Nancy Hannah Wismer
 
33052 Nelson Alby Wismer, "born March 12th, 1874."1a

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Nelson Alby Wismer
 
33053 Noah Alexander Wismer, "was born in Marion County, Kansas, April 28th, 1879, and died September 18th, 1879."1a

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Noah Alexander Wismer
 
33054 Noah E. Wismer, "was born December 29th, 1844, and died April 9th, 1867. He was unmarried."1a

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Noah E. Wismer
 
33055 Norman Granson Wismer, "born January 7th, 1876."1a

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Norman Granson Wismer
 
33056 WISMER, Norman 0.

Of 407 Laurel St., Cambridge, on Friday, June l8, 1982, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Eleanor Ranscombe; dear step-father of James Ranscombe of Toronto, Eleanor (Mrs. Robert Rumley of Mississauga, Betty (Mrs. Jack Barnes) of Cambridge, Linda (Mrs. Larry Miske) of Desboro. Also survived by one sister, Mrs. Clarice Wankel of London, Ont. and six step-grandchildren. Mr. Wismer was predeceased by his first wife, Marguerite MacPhail in 1971. A resident of Cambridge for 64 years from Saskatchewan; retired from Babcock and Wilcox Canada Ltd. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9, Funeral service at the funeral home an Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Jun 1982 pg 42
 
Norman O. Wismer
 
33057 Orphan Henry Wismer, "born August 30th, 1869."1a

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Wismer, -- Orphen H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses E. Wismer, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Aug. 30, 1869; died Oct. 14, 1951; aged 82 y. 1m. 14 d. He was ordained to the ministry on July 10, 1893, and served as pastor of the Shantz Mennonite Church for over forty years. His wife, the former Sarah Bechtel, predeceased him in January, 1951. They were married May 10, 1892. Surviving are 5 sons (Byron, McCallisburg, Iowa; Milton, Windsor, Ont.; Herbert, Baden, Ont.; Elmer, Kitchener, Ont.; and Jeremiah, Bright, Ont.), 3 daughters (Florence- Mrs. Isaac Snyder, Adams. Lorne Shantz, both of Baden; Alice- Mrs. Lloyd Shantz, Waterloo, Ont.), 3 brothers (Addison, Grimsby, Ont.; Nelson, London, Ont.; and Herbert, Doon, Ont.), 3 sisters (Mrs. I. B. Erb, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Nathaniel Snider, also of Kitchener; and Mrs. Phelps McNab, Owen Sound, Ont.), 23 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Lorne Shantz and at the Shantz Mennonite Church on Oct. 18 by L. H. Witmer and Manasseh Hallman, assisted by J. B. Martinand Peter Nafziger. Burial was made in the Shantz Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 47 - November 20, 1951-page 1133, 1134 
Rev. Orphen Henry Wismer
 
33058 Ralph E. Wismer

PRESTON — Ralph E. Wismer, 641 Dover St. S., died today at his residence. He was 60. Mr. Wismer was born in Preston and had resided here all his life. He was a model maker employed at the Canada Last Co. Ltd., for many years. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Rose Golding; two daughters, Mrs. Andre (Ruth Ann) Roy of Preston and Mrs. Jeffrey (Roberta) Wilbee of Galt: one sister, Mrs. Gary (Viola) Sipes of Hespeler and nine grandchildren. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home where the funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jun 1971 pg 21 
Ralph Edward Wismer
 
33059 Ralph E. Wismer

PRESTON, Ralph E. Wismer, 641 Dover St. S., died today at his residence. He was 60. Mr. Wismer was born in Preston and had resided here all his life. He was a model maker employed at the Canada Last Co. Ltd., for many years. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Rose Golding; two daughters, Mrs. Andre (Ruth Ann) Roy of Preston and Mrs. Jeffrey (Roberta) Wilbee of Galt: one sister, Mrs. Gary (Viola) Sipes of Hespeler and nine grandchildren. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home where the funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jun 1971 pg 21 
Ralph Edward Wismer
 
33060 WISMER, S. G. (Sam)

Peacefully, in his sleep, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1991, in his 99th year. Predeceased by his wife, Catherine in 1981 and son, Laverne in 1944, one grandson, Jimmy and three sisters, Esther Shantz, Nancy Gies and Ada Bristol. Survived by one daughter, Margaret and her husband, Merrald Kuehl, two sons, Stewart and has wife Hazel and Jack and his wife Denise, five grandchildren, Ann Margaret Sumner, Mark Kuehl, David, Douglas and Bob Wismer and six great-grandchildren. He was a charter member and an elder of Knox Presbyterian Church, secretary treasurer and business administrator of the Waterloo public school board, until his retirement in 1957, where he was affectionately known as “Pop” by many. Mr. Wismer’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 (Wednesday). The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, on Thursday, at 2.30 p.m., with Rev. Brooke Ashfield officiating. Interment in Parkview cemetery, Waterloo.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Oct 1991 pg A11 
Samuel Gehman "Sam" Wismer
 
33061 Sarah Jane Wismer, "born July 1, 1871."1a

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Sarah Jane Wismer
 
33062 Susannah Wismer, "was born in August, 1833. She is married to William Pickett. They reside at Corinth, Michigan, and have a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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I'm looking for parents of Susanna Wismer, born August 16 1831 in Dumfries, and died May 25, 1922 in Gaines Twp, Kent County, Michigan. She's buried in Gaines Cemetery. She married William B Pickett May 15, 1849 in Waterloo County. William was an immigrant from Bedfordshire, England. here are some notes I was given, that may help: "William B Pickett is a native of England, born in Bedfordshire, Sept 28 1818. His parents, William and Mary (Baston) Pickett, emigrated to Canada in 1827, and settled in Galt. Mr. Pickett, Sr. met with an accident which disabled him from active business and the support of the family devolved upon the son. There were eight children besides the parents, and it was a heavy burden upon the boy's shoulders, but it was bourn uncomplainingly, and with the best results to the son who "honored" his father and mother. His industry and attention to the duties that came nearest to his hands, have brought him competency and comfort in the sunset of his life. he learned the joiners trade, at which he worked twenty years. he came to this county oct 13, 1854 and settled on section twenty, where he cleared 65 acres of wilderness in five years. he removed to ionia county in 1863 and in 1865 came back to kent county and settled on section twenty once more. in 1867 he fixed his residence permanently on section 33. He owns a valuable farm on sections 33 and 34, including 280 acres of finely improved land. He was married may 15 1849 to susanna wismer, born in Dumflies, Canada aug 16 1831. their children are as follows: Elizabeth (Mrs Cyrus Nogles), John, Joseph, Mary (Mrs C.W. Wernette), Amos, George, and Jesse. Mr Pickett is a republican and served as highway commissioner. a portrait of mr. pickett appears on another page, from a photograph taken in 1869. Gaines Twp Biographies, p. 751 (Chapman 1881)2a

2aKent County Michigan GenWeb Project  
Susannah Wismer
 
33063 Lived with John Diller. David Wissler
 
33064 Elizabeth Wissler, "was born October 25th, 1853. She is married to G. W. Field, a barrister. They reside in the city of Guelph and have two children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Wissler
 
33065 Ezra Wissler, "was born May 15th, 1848. He was first married to Fannie Winfield and after her decease to Agnes Bigger. They reside at Salem where he is engaged in the mercantile business and has the post office in connection. He is also proprietor of the saw mills. His family consists of two children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Ezra Wissler
 
33066 He began farming on the old homstead. He purchased the first threshing machine in his section, and did the threshing for quite a distance around. In 1830-40 he built a house and barn on the old Groff homestead, then mostly timber land, which he cleared gradually. In 1876 Mr. Wissler sold the farm to Henry C. Brubaker, and removed to....1a

1aBiographical Annals of Lancaster Do. pg 259 
Ezra Wissler
 
33067 Frank Wissler, a German who had been working in the Coach Factory of William Robinson, Galt was drowned in the dam of the Halton Mills in this village, the 22nd inst., aged, c. 23; survived by 2 brothers in Preston, one of whom arrived from Germany in the last 3 weeks, Galt Reporter.1a

1aChristian Guardian 28 Jul 1852 pg 167 
Frank Wissler
 
33068 Henry Wissler, "was born August 1st, 1860. He is a barrister and has its law office in Elora where he resides. He is married to Barbara Foote."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry Wissler
 
33069 Jacob Wissler, "the father to the Wisslers who had settled in this county, was born in the old "Wissler Homestead" on Mill Creek, Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, November 12th, 1776. On March 25th, 1800, he was married to Anna, daughter of Christian and Catherine (Bricker) Eby. She was born September 9th, 1777, and died April 25th, 1829. They resided on the old "Wissler Homestead" until their deaths. He died April 27th, 1853. To them was born a family of ten children, namely: Andrew, Jacob, Christian, Magdalena, Ezra, John, Catherine, Mary, Levi and Sem. All the members of the named family resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, save John and Sem who came to Canada in 1840 and settled at Lexington, near Bridgeport, Waterloo County, Ontario, where they were engaged in the mercantile and tanning business. In 1845 Sem moved to Nichol Township, Wellington County, thus leaving his brother John sole proprietor of the Lexington business. In 1857 Mr. John Wissler disposed of his farm and business to Messrs Schneider & Stricker and moved to Virginia, U.S., where he died some years ago, leaving a family of six children, viz: Franklin, Jacob, Levi, Aaron, Hannah, and Angelia. After Mr. Sem Wissler's arrival in Nichol Township, he purchased most of the land where now the village of Salem is situated. He was a man of first-class business abilities and this, in connection with his great energy and perseverance, caused him, in a very few years after his arrival in Nichol Township, to be the proprietor of the large grist and flour mills, store and tannery, and conjointly with the said business, he was also the owner and manager of the sawmills and the large farm now possessed by his son, Levi. In 1860 he was elected Reeve for Nichol Township which position he held until his death. Mr. Wissler was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March 21st, 1819. (All the children of Mr. Jacob Wissler were born on the old "Wissler Farm" in Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) In 1840 he came to Canada and on August 6th, 1843, he was married to Jane Robertson who was born at Insch, Scotland, October 15th, 1828, and came to Canada with her parents in 1838. They moved to Salem in 1845. Here he died May 18th, 1865. His widow is still living in Salem with one of there children. To Mr. and Mrs. Wissler was born a family of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob Wissler
 
33070 Lived with John Roat John Wissler
 
33071 John established the Eagle Tannery two miles north of Bridgeport, Ontario in 1834.

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CAUTION.

THE Subscriber hereby cautions all persons again taking any FISH out of his dam, or out of any of the waters on his premises. Any individual found hereafter trespassing as aloresaid, may depend on being dealt with according to the Law of the land.

JOHN WISSLER
Eagle Tannery, Waterloo Township, 8th June 8th, 1837 
John D. Wissler
 
33072 The Wissler-Cascaden house, a two-storey red brick Georgian home was built in 1842 by John Wissler, a Waterloo Township pioneer who arrived from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1834. One year after his arrival Wissler established the Eagle Tannery. A shoemaking, harness making and mercantile business soon sprang up in conjunction with the tannery. This industry, including the workers homes on nearby Bridge Street, formed the nucleus of the settlement of Lexington.
Wissler spared no expense in the construction of his home, elaborate window and door surrounds were included along with a plaster cornice in the drawing room. The most striking feature of the interior, however, is the two-storey front entrance hall which rises a full twenty feet to a magnificent plaster medallion on the ceiling. Access is gained through two arches which rest on moulded plaster shells and frame a cherry stairway which climbs to the attic level.
A number of additions have been made to the home. The first, a two-storey addition to the west side was completed around 1858. The second, which contained a bake oven, schnitz oven, ash oven and smoke house, was added behind the first between 1859 and 1875. The last addition, this time on the south side, provided a one and a half storey salt box kitchen which was designated to serve as the doddy wing at the turn of the century.
The property was sold to Samuel Weber in 1873. It remained in the Weber and Shantz families for over one hundred years until the late 1970s when it was converted into apartments and fell into disrepair. The present owners, Ron and Wendy Cascaden, have made a commitment to restoring the house.
All of the exterior elevations of the Wissler-Cascaden House and the front hill are deemed to be of both architectural and historical significance.1a

1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca 
John D. Wissler
 
33073 John Robertson Wissler, "the eldest, was born September 9th, 1844. He is married to Harriet Bigger and resides in Salem where he is the possessor of his father's grist and flour mills. He held the position as reeve for Nichol Township for many years and now is clerk for said township. His family consists of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John Robertson Wissler
 
33074 Levi Wissler, "was born March 26th, 1856. He is married to Henrietta Shaw. They reside in Salem where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Levi Erb Wissler
 
33075 Mary Ann Wissler, "was born April 27th, 1851. She is married to C.H. Bigger. They reside in Toronto where he is engaged in the piano and organ business. To them were born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Wissler
 
33076 Sem Wissler, "the youngest in the family, was born December 13th, 1865. He is unmarried and resides in Toronto where he is ledger-keeper in the bank of British North America.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sem Wissler
 
33077 1871 - George Withe is in same household as Thomas Field. George Withe
 
33078 1871 - James Witing is staying with Christian Rick. James Witing
 
33079 Aaron Witmer, "died in infancy."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Aaron Witmer
 
33080 Aaron S. Witmer, "was born March 15th, 1861. He is married to Lydia Thomas and resides in Berlin where he is engaged as a cabinet maker. They have one child named Altie Violet."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby
 
Aaron S. Witmer
 
33081 From the Public School Inspector's Report '96 Promotions for 1878

Waterloo Township No. 19 (Cleaview) Fifth Class '96 Aaron Witmer, Louis Bohn, Sylvanus Groh, Marshalena Gingrich 
Aaron S. Witmer
 
33082 Abner Witmer, "not known where he is. Was unmarried when last leard of him."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abner Witmer
 
33083 Abraham Witmer, "Could not obtain any dates in regard to Abraham's birth or death) was married to Anna Eversole. In 1804 he, with his wife and family of three children, moved to Canada and settled on the farm now possessed by their grandson, Mr. Levi Witmer. This farm is situated about one and one-half miles north-east of Preston. Here they resided until their deaths. Their family consisted of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rev Abraham Witmer
 
33084 Abraham Witmer, "third son of Abraham and Annie (Eversole) Witmer, was married to Catherine Groh. They resided north of Hespeler, near what is known as "Tuck's Hill" where they possessed a beautiful farm. They are both dead. To them was born a family of fifteen children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham Witmer
 
33085 Abraham Witmer, "was first married to a Miss Thaler and after her death to Cate Haist. They reside in Howick Township, Huron County, Ontario. He is a farmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham Witmer
 
33086 Abraham Witmer, "was married to Matilda Fisher and resides in Hespeler, Ontario. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham D. Witmer
 
33087 Abraham Witmer, "nothing heard from him."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham Miller Witmer
 
33088 Abraham R. Witmer, "was born October 3rd, 1833. He was married, October 29th, 1854, to Fannie Witmer who was born May 26th, 1835, and resides at Kossuth, Ontario, where he is farming. Their family consists of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham R. Witmer
 
33089 Tombstone Reads 7 Jan 2007 Albert Edward Witmer
 
33090 Alexandria Delena Witmer, "was born in Breslau, August 29th, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Alexandria Delena Witmer
 
33091 Amos Witmer, "is in the state of Washington. He was married twice and has a family but names of neither wife nor children has been received."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Amos M. Witmer
 
33092 Anna Witmer "was born August 27th, 1831, and died, unmarried, June 4th, 1878."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Anna Witmer
 
33093 Annie Witmer, "is married to David Holm. They reside at Kingsmills, Michigan, where he is engaged in the mercantile business."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Annie Witmer
 
33094 Barbara Witmer, "was born March 6th, 1832, and died February 6th, 1875. She was married to John Ross and resided at Grimsby, Ontario. To them were born three children, namely: Catharine, Alexander, and Anna."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Witmer
 
33095 Beatrice Marie (nee Witmer) Passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on April 22, 2012 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman Shantz (March 1, 2012) for 67 years. Mother of Jim (Lorraine), Richard, Ruth Lawrence (Bruce), Ed (Diane), Kathy Shantz (Reg Good), Robert (Judy). Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Survived by sister, Helen Burkholder (Joe), brother Bruce Witmer (Pat) and sister-in-law Mary Witmer. Predeceased by brother Stewart Witmer, sister-in-law Joyce Witmer, brother-in-law Gordon Shantz (Elizabeth) and sister-in-law Irene Kinzie (Elton). Born in Preston and after her marriage to Norman moved to the Shantz homestead near Black Horse Corners, Ayr. Longtime faithful member of Nith Valley Mennonite Church, New Hamburg. Was dedicated to her family, church and community and was known for her love of quilting, cross-stitching, baking and volunteering. Family and friends will be received at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, April 27, 2012 from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Committal at Detweiler Cemetery, Roseville. The family wishes to thank the staff at Fairview for their caring and compassion. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Fairview Mennonite Home or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge. (519-621-1650)/1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 23 Apr 2012 
Beatrice Marie Witmer
 
33096 Benjamin Witmer, "is married to Susannah Cober. They reside in Wananosh Township, Huron County, Ontario, where he is farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Witmer
 
33097 SCHNEIDER, Beulah - At village of Winston Park, Kitchener, on Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, age 90 years, of Kitchener. Beloved wife of the late Seibert Schneider (1980). Dear mother of Stewart and wife Miriam of New Hamburg, Lloyd and friend Karen Baker of Unionville, Shirley Schmidt and husband Lloyd of Waterloo and Delphine Lichty and husband Mervyn of Orillia. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Leonard Witmer and wife Mina and Clifford Witmer and wife Doris, all of Kitchener and sisters, Ethel Weber of Cambridge, Violet Manske and husband Irvin of Kitchener and Barbara Cook and husband Walter of RR2, Petersburg. Predeceased by her parents, Edmund Witmer and Lavina Hallman; brothers, Wilfred, Lloyd and Raymond and sister, Flossie. Mrs. Schneider's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., in Waterloo, today (Wednesday) from 204 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, 57 Stirling Avenue North, Kitchener on Thursday at 1:30 pm, Rev. David Martin and Rev. Anita Schroeder-Kipfer officiating. Interment Parkview Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record Nov 4 1998 pg B6 
Beulah Mae Witmer
 
33098 Calvin Witmer

Calvin Witmer, 23, of Baden died last night at the K-W Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was an employee of Wilmot Township's works department. Mr. Witmer was born in Waterloo Township, April 2, 1929, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Witmer of Baden. His wife, the former Claudine Atto, survives. He was a member of Calvary Memorial Evangelical UB Church. Surviving, in addition to his parents and wife, are one brother, Gordon, RR 2, Kitchener, and two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Eileen) Reier of New Dundee and Mrs. Leonard (Esther) Kulack of Windsor. The body will be at the RatzBechtel Funeral Home until noon Tuesday when removal will be made to Calvary Church for funeral at 2 p.m., with interment in Latchshaw Cemetery, Mannheim. Rev. A. E. Pletch will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Mar 1953 pg 5 
Calvin Witmer
 
33099 Cardilla Dianah Witmer, "was born in Breslau, August 10th, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Cardilla Dianah Witmer
 
33100 Caroline Witmer, "was born April 16th, 1837. She is married to Jacob Hilborn, a miller. They reside at Blair and have a family of eleven children, namely: Isaac, Amos, Aaron, Emanuel, David, Joseph, Jesse, Jacob, Eliza (dead), Edwin, and Milton."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Caroline Witmer
 
33101 Catherine Witmer, "died, aged about 16 years."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catherine Witmer
 
33102 Catherine Witmer, "was born May 23rd, 1850. She resides at Albany, New York, and is married to James Geary, a mechanist. They have five children, namely: Wilfrid, Annie, Horace, Alvin and Homer."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Witmer
 
33103 Christian Witmer, "died, unmarried, some years ago."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Christian Witmer
 
33104 Christian Witmer, "The progenitor of the Witmers of Canada was a native of Switzerland where he was born probably as early as 1735. He emigrated to America and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about the year 1760. All the information that could be obtained in regard to this old progenitor was that his name was Christian and that his family consisted of nine children. The names of four were David, (One of David's sons (Martin) settled in this county at an early date) Henry, Abraham, and Joseph. (These four sons were of the younger members of the progenitor's family)."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Christian Witmer
 
33105 Christian Witmer, "was married to Magdalena Wanner. They resided near Preston, on the farm now in possession of Isaiah Holm. Here he died. She died near Plattsville, Ontario, at the home of her son, David. Their family consisted of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Christian Witmer
 
33106 Christian Witmer, "was married to Mary Bechtel. They resided in Dumfries where he was farming."

Christian Witmer, "a farmer, is married to Nancy Bechtel and resides in North Dumfries Township, Waterloo County."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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WITMER. On the 27th of January, in Huron county, Ont., Bro. Christian Witmer, aged 67 years, 2 months and 25 days. He was buried on the 29th; services by H. B. Detweiler and E. Snyder. He leaves a widow and nine children. We hope their loss is his eternal gain.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 4 - February 14, 1885 pages 62 and 63 
Christian Witmer
 
33107 Christina Witmer, "was born September 27th, 1846. She resides in Hespeler where she is engaged in dressmaking."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Christina Witmer
 
33108 David Witmer, "was born November 23rd, 1849. He is married to Hettie Groh and resides in Lapeer County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born five children, namely: Herbert, Ada (dead), William Ervine (dead), Ida, and Gordon."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Witmer
 
33109 David Witmer, "was married to Elizabeth Dettweiler. They resided in Puslinch Township about three miles north-east of Hespeler, near the Guelph Road, where they had a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rev. David Witmer
 
33110 David D. Witmer, "was born June 6th, 1834. He was married to Matilda Fisher and resided in Hespeler where she died January 9th, 1893. They had no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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David H. Witmer sold iron boot jacks throughout the country. These re-placed the much less worthy wooden ones to be found in every home in the days when people wore high boots and not low shoes as we do now.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
David Henry Witmer
 
33111 David Witmer, "was married to Hannah Shantz. They resided in Plattsville, Ontario where she died. He is a sawyer and dealer in lumber."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
David Wanner Witmer
 
33112 Dilman Witmer, "was born June 17th, 1868. He is unmarried. At present he resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is engaged in clerking in a hardware store."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Dilman Witmer
 
33113 Witmer, Edmund B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Witmer, was born March 3, 1881, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died Nov. 5, 1960, at Kitchener, Ont.; aged 79 y. 8 m. 2 d. On Oct. 7, 1903, he was married to Lovina Hallman, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Leonard, Clifford, Mrs. Seibert Schneider, Mrs. Walter Cook, Mrs. Herman Geiger, Mrs. Byron Weber, Mrs. Irvine Manske) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Emma Spaetzel, Mrs. Nancy Spaetzel, and Mrs. Enoch Gingerich). Three sons preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 7, in charge of Edgar Metzler and Wilfred Ulrich; interment in Woodland Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. LIII, Number 47 - December 6, 1960, Page 1054 1055 
Edmund B. Witmer
 
33114 Edward W. Witmer was born in the village of Zurich, Ontario, which is surrounded by one of the most productive of agricultural districts in the Province. Amid such advantageous environ ments for the rearing of a family the subject of this sketch lived for a time with his parents, but they removed to Hespeler, and it was there that he received his education.

As into most homes shadows come and overcast for a time the joy of the household, so was it with this home. The loving mother died. Sorrow possessed father and children ; but as they knew their loved one had gone to her eternal home, they became reconciled to their loss.

Three years after the death of Mrs. Witmer the family removed to Hensall, a village near Zurich, in Hay Township. Edward was now twelve years of age, and he went to live with his grand father, with whom he remained until his father came to Toronto.

After coming to Toronto Edward attended the Niagara St. School, where he finished his education. He was then apprenticed to a firm of founders, from whem he learned the trade of machinist. On becoming a journeyman he secured a position with the Massey-Harris Company, with whom he worked for three years. Severing his connection with the Massey Company, he entered into the employ of another firm, whom he served for over a year, after which he returned to the Massey Company, where he now fills a good position.

Becoming acquainted with Miss Susy Jones (who was a member of Euclid Avenue Church under the pastorate of Rev. Geo. Webber, and also a member of the choir) he became engaged to her, and in the year 1893 they were married.

In 1889 Mr. Witmer became a member of the Euclid Avenue Church, and also of the choir, but afterwards identified himself with the growing church known as " Crawford Street Church," and to-day both he and Mrs. Witmer are members and active workers there. Both are members of the choir also.1a

1a"The Methodist churches of Toronto : a history of the Methodist denomination and its churches in York and Toronto: with biographical sketches of many of the clergy and laity" 
Edward Wallen Witmer
 
33115 Elias Witmer, "was married to Elizabeth Miller. They were the owners of a beautiful farm near Hespeler where they resided many years. To them were born five children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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The Hespeler correspondent of the Galt Reporter says: Mr. and Mrs. Elias Witmer on Saturday celebrated what few are spared to celebrate - the sixtieth anniversary of their wedding day, which occurred on Jul 27th, 1841. The ceremony took place two miles above Preston on the farm which is now occupied by John D Newstead and was performed by Bishop Benjamin Eby, who in the days of long ago, told the "old, old story", in the Mennonite church at Berlin. Both the bride and the groom are now in their 82nd year and are hale and hearty.2a

2aElmira Signet Newspaper 1 Aug 1901
 
Elias Witmer
 
33116 Eliza Witmer, "was born August 6th, 1843, and died, unmarried, July 23rd, 1888."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Witmer
 
33117 Elizabeth Witmer, "died, unmarried, aged about thirty years."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Witmer
 
33118 Elizabeth Witmer, "is married to Reuben Strickler, her deceased sister's husband. They reside in Blenheim Township where he is farming." Elizabeth Witmer, "was married to Reuben Strickler after her sister Leah's decease."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Witmer
 
33119 Elizabeth Witmer, "was married to Henry Holm. They resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, for many years, then they moved to Iowa where he died. They had a numerous family but names of children were not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Witmer
 
33120 Eliza Witmer, "was born August 6th, 1843, and died, unmarried, July 23rd, 1888."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth "Eliza" Witmer
 
33121 Ellen Witmer, "was born January 4th, 1862, and died March 6th, 1891. She was married to John Anger and left one son named Wesley Jeremiah."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Ellen Witmer
 
33122

 
Emanuel Witmer
 
33123 Emanuel Witmer, "was born March 26th, 1841. He is married to Mary Timm and resides in Howick Township, Huron County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of eight children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Emanuel Witmer
 
33124 Ephraim Witmer, "was born June 29th, 1860. He is married and resides at Mackinaw, Michigan. No family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Ephraim Witmer
 
33125 Esther Witmer, "was born January 5th, 1841. She is married to Charles Howard. They reside in Montana, U.S., where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of one child named Lillie."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Esther Witmer
 
33126 WEBER, Ethel Amanda (Witmer) September 6, 1909 - February 23, 2006 Ethel died peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home, surrounded by members of her family on Thursday, February 23, 2006, in her 97th year. She was the beloved wife of Byron S. Weber who predeceased her July 17, 1989; the loving mother of Virginia (Gini) Letkemann, and loving grandmother of Lisa, Joel and Jonathan Letkemann. She is survived by brothers, Leonard Witmer and Clifford (Doris) Witmer; and sisters, Violet (Irvin) Manske and Barbara (Walter) Cook. Ethel was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred, Lloyd and Raymond and sisters, Flossie and Beulah. Born in Plattsville, Ethel regretted she was not able to continue her education past elementary school and become a school teacher. Instead, she worked out as a hired girl from the time she was 13, then spent 19 years ironing shirts at Cluett's in Kitchener. She married Byron on September 6, 1947, and had one daughter, Virginia. She divided her time between being a homemaker, helping her husband and their family grocery store, and being actively involved at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. She loved and enjoyed being with her family and friends, entertaining in her home when younger, and gratefully receiving visitors at Fairview Mennonite Home when she grew older. She was a woman of faith, who loved and followed the Lord throughout her life -- demonstrating her love by actions rather than words. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Ethel at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Dr. in Cambridge, on Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life and homegoing will also be held at Fairview Mennonite Home at 1 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2006. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. In memory of Ethel, donations may be made to the WMA of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, MCC, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and can be arranged through the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home at 745-9495, or on-line at www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com.1a

1aThe Record Feb 25 2006 
Ethel Amanda Witmer
 
33127 Witmer. - Gordon Levi Witmer was born near Preston, Ont., July 27, 1913; died Jan. 7, 1917; aged 3 y. 5 m. 11 d.His death was caused by diphtheria from which he suffered only about ten days.He leaves to mourn his early departure his mother, one sister, grandmother, and other relatives and friends, who deeply sympathize in this hour of sad bereavement.Burial took place on Jan. 7 at Wanner,s cemetery beside his father, who died nearly four months ago and his grandfather who died eight months ago.Memorial services were held on Jan. 21, at Hagey's church, conducted by Bro. Ben. Shantz.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 43 - January 25, 1917 - page 790, 791, 792 
Gordon Levi Witmer
 
33128 Hannah Witmer, "is married to William Jackson and resides in Hespeler, Ontario. They have had four children, two of whom died in infancy. The two living are David and Hannah."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hannah Witmer
 
33129 Hannah Witmer, "was married to Rev. William Bergey. She died while they were stationed on a circuit in Michigan, U.S."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hannah Witmer
 
33130 Henry W. Witmer, "was born September 7th, 1858, and died, unmarried, January 9th, 1872."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry Witmer
 
33131 Henry Witmer, "is married to Mary Ann Buckler. They reside in Breslau, Ontario, where he is engaged at his trade, harness making. In connection with his business he has a small store and the post office."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry Witmer
 
33132 Henry Witmer, "the fifth son of Abraham and Anna (Eversole) Witmer, was married to Esther Miller. They resided on a farm near old Absalom Snyder's place not far from Kossuth. They are both dead. No issue."

In 1851 Henry and wife Esther lived in Waterloo Township a Hannah Witmer aged 11 and a Henry Shoemaker aged 10.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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WITMER - On the 17th of September 1893, in Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., Ontario, of infirmities of old age and kidney complaint, Henry Witmer, aged 78 years, 11 months and 19 days. Buried in Wanner's grave-yard on the 20th. Services by Amos Eby in English, and Jacob B. Gingrich in German from 2 Cor. 5:1 and Hebrew 4:9.2a

2aHerald of Truth Vol. XXX, No. 19, October 1, 1893 - Page 310, 311 
Henry Witmer
 
33133 Henry Witmer, "the fifth son of Abraham and Anna (Eversole) Witmer, was married to Esther Miller. They resided on a farm near old Absalom Snyder's place not far from Kossuth. They are both dead. No issue."

In 1851 Henry and wife Esther lived in Waterloo Township a Hannah Witmer aged 11 and a Henry Shoemaker aged 10.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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WITMER - On the 17th of September 1893, in Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., Ontario, of infirmities of old age and kidney complaint, Henry Witmer, aged 78 years, 11 months and 19 days. Buried in Wanner's grave-yard on the 20th. Services by Amos Eby in English, and Jacob B. Gingrich in German from 2 Cor. 5:1 and Hebrew 4:9.2a

2aHerald of Truth Vol. XXX, No. 19, October 1, 1893 - Page 310, 311 
Henry Witmer
 
33134 Henry Witmer, "was born October 11th, 1837. He was married to Susannah Stauffer. They resided at Brown City, Michigan, where he died April 11th, 1888, leaving five children, namely: Nathaniel, Amos, Allen, Rachel, and Ervine."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry Witmer
 
33135 Henry Witmer, "was married to Dianah Moyer. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, and have a family but names of children were not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry D. Witmer
 
33136 Henry W. Witmer, "was born September 7th, 1858, and died, unmarried, January 9th, 1872."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry W. Witmer
 
33137 Isaac Witmer, "is married to Leah Bear. They reside in Wilmot Township, near Huron Road. He is a farmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Witmer. - Isaac Witmer was born April 3, 1842; died Jan. 10, 1929, at the home of his son J. Wesley, near Petersburg, Ont. On Nov. 5, 1867, he was united in marriage to Leah Baer and to this union were born ten children: Mrs. Wm. Spaetzel, New Dundee, Ont.; Mrs. Jacob Spaetzel, Petersburg, Ont.; Jonas, who died in his fourteenth year; Isaiah, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Enoch Gingerich, Preston, Ont.; Mrs. Samuel Schmitt, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Noah Otterbein, Petersburg, Ont.; J. Wesley, Petersburg, Ont.; Edmund, Kitchener, Ont.; and Mrs. Herbert Herner, who preceded him in death twenty-three years ago. These with 3 brothers (John, Listowel, Ont.; Benjamin of Sask.; Henry, Preston, Ont.), 1 sister (Mrs. Edward Grabiel, Fordwick, Ont.), 72 grandchildren, and 59 great-grandchildren survive. On Aug. 17, 1908, his wife was called to her eternal home. He was married on Feb. 1, 1910, to Elizabeth Doner of Stayner, Ont., who also passed to her reward on May 31, 1918. He was converted when forty-four years of age and united with the Brethren in Christ Church and lived a faithful and consistent Christian life. He served in the office of deacon in the Waterloo, Ont., district for a number of years. Because of a lingering illness he was confined to his bed for the past three years, yet he always bore his suffering with patience and Christian fortitude. Funeral services were conducted at the Rosebank church on Jan. 14, 1929, in charge of E. J. Swalm assisted by Simon Cober and Manasseh Hallman. Text, Psa. 107:30. Interment in cemetery near by.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 48 - February 28, 1929 - page 1005, 1006, 1007 
Isaac Witmer
 
33138 Isaac Witmer, "was accidentally drowned when young."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac Witmer
 
33139 Isaiah Witmer, "was born July 26th, 1869. He is married to Lovina Getman and resides near Maplewood P. O., Oxford County, Ontario. No family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaiah Witmer
 
33140 Witmer. --- Isaiah B., son of Isaac Witmer and Leah Baer, was born March 16, 1874, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; passed away suddenly Aug. 29, 1950; aged 76 y. 5 m. 13 d. June 20, 1894, he was united in marriage to Jemima Swartz. This union was blessed with 5 sons (Willard, Leslie, Joyce*, Homer, and Lincoln), and 4 daughters (Stella-Mrs. John Kehl, Lily-Mrs. Arthur Snyder, Etta-Mrs. Emanuel Swartzentruber, and Susie-Mrs. Ed Knechtel). He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Wesley and Edmund), and 5 sisters (Emma-Mrs. William Spaetzel, Nancy-Mrs. Jacob Spaetzel, Tina-Mrs. Noah Otterbein, Rebecca-Mrs. Enoch Gingrich, and Sarah-Mrs. Sam Schmidt). He accepted Christ at the age of eighteen and was faithful to his Lord until death. In 1923 he was ordained to the office of deacon; he served faithfully for twenty-seven years. He was also a conference member of the Welfare Board. He delighted in studying God's Word. His kindly counsel and advice will be missed by his friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at the Latschar Mennonite Church, Manheim, Ont., in charge of Oiah Horst, assisted by Moses Roth. Text: Matt. 24: 44.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 49 - December 5, 1950 --- page 1205, 1206 
Deacon Isaiah B. Witmer
 
33141 Jacob Witmer, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, December 27th, 1801. On September 14th, 1828, he was married to Anna Reist who was born April 24th, 1807, and died March 4th, 1888. After their marriage they moved on his father's old place near Preston where he died April 17th, 1888. To them were born ten children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob Witmer
 
33142 Jacob S. Witmer, "was born January 10th, 1854. He is married to Esther Bechtel and resides in Michigan where he is farming. His family consists of six children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Witmer
 
33143 Witmer. - Jesse Andrew Witmer was born in Waterloo Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont. On July 9, 1882; died Sept. 15, 1916; aged 34 y. 2 m. 6 d. On Jan 10, 1910, he was united in marriage to Sophia Snyder, who with a young daughter and son, his mother, a sister, and a brother survive to mourn his untimely departure. His father predeceased him only last May. Eight days previous to his death he had the misfortune to fall into the cylinder of a threshing machine which necessitated the amputation of 3 toes. Later tetanus or lockjaw developed, which was the cause of his death. Early in life he united with the Mennonite Church and has been an ardent worker in the Sunday school, being superintendent for three years past. He will indeed be missed much in the home, the church, and the community; but we trust in Him who doeth all things well. Funeral services were conducted at the Wanner Church on Sept. 18 by Oscar Burkholder and Benjamin Schantz. Text, Psa. 39:4.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume IX, Number 29 - October 19, 1916 - 543, 544 
Jesse Andrew Witmer
 
33144 John Witmer, "is married to Hannah Funk. They reside in Elice Township, Huron County, where he follows farming." In 1851 John lived with his grandparents John Groh and his wife Susannah.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John Witmer
 
33145 John Witmer, "the eldest, died, unmarried, aged about 21 years." John Witmer, "died, single, aged about 20 years."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John Witmer
 
33146 Witmer, John Eldon
October 17, 1914 - March 19, 201
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he will be sadly missed. In his 100th year, Eldon passed away peacefully on March 19, 2014, at Trinity Village Care Centre. Eldon's wife, Lauretta Boshart, passed away August 29, 2011. He is survived by son, Murray Witmer (Ruth), daughter, Dorene Rudy-Snyder (Doug Snyder), son James Witmer (Dianne). Lovingly remembered by his nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter Judith Marie Witmer in 1951. Predeceased by parents Rev. John Wesley and Almeda (Hallman) Witmer, stepmothers Selina Knechtel Witmer, Ada Bechtel Witmer, and Minnie Brooks. Eldon was the last living relative in the Witmer and Boshart families. He was predeceased by Witmer siblings and their spouses, Vernon (Vinetta) Witmer, Luella (Vernon) Schott, Grace (Lloyd) Sider, Edward (Elmina) Witmer, William (Alice) Witmer, and Melvin (Ethel) Witmer, and Morgan Witmer (died at 2 years of age). Predeceased by Boshart siblings and spouses Moses (Bertha) Boshart, John (Ida) Boshart, Netta (Moses) Gingerich, Lily (Ezra) Brenneman, Mary Boshart, Menno (Mynetta) Boshart, Simeon (Esther) Boshart, Aaron (Marion) Boshart, Gideon (Pearl) Boshart, Luella (Clarence) Erb, and Elmina (Edward) Witmer. Dad was born on a farm in Rosebank, ON, and was baptized as a member of the Mannheim Mennonite Church where his father was pastor. Through the years Dad's careers included: Burkhart Dairy, Dunker Construction, Weston's Bakery, Custodian for First Mennonite Church and Bible Institute, Chesley Lake Camp Manager, Provident Book Store as shipper and receiver, and for Herald Press as Book Distributor. He retired in 1981 at sixty-seven years of age and said that was way too early! During his time at First Mennonite Church he taught the Youth Class and he and mom were Youth Sponsors for 3 years. Then he became Adult Superintendent. For forty years he was on the Church Council (eight years as Council Chair) with pastors C.F. Derstine, John Hess, Ed Metzger and Bob Johnson. Mom and Dad lived at Fairview Mennonite Home for thirteen years. With sadness, but wanting to be closer to his children, Dad moved to Trinity Village Care Centre in October 2013. We are so pleased with the love, care and concern shown to Dad from Fairview Mennonite Home and Trinity Village Care Centre. Dad will be dearly missed for his twinkling smile, warm gentle hugs and loving accepting manner. He loved life and lived his faith each day. Friends are invited to share their memories of Eldon with his family during memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation has already taken place. On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, interment at 11:00 a.m. at First Mennonite Church Cemetery. The memorial service will be held at First Mennonite Church, 800 King Street E., Kitchener at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Nancy Brubaker officiating. Reception to follow after the church service. Condolences for the family and donations to First Mennonite Church, MennoHomes Inc., and Fairview Mennonite Home may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

Waterloo Region Record, March 22, 2014 
John Eldon Witmer
 
33147 John Witmer, "was born November 30th, 1835. He was married to Mary Stauffer. After their marriage they resided at Shantz Station, thence they moved to Lapeer County, Michigan, where he died October 8th, 1881, leaving a family of two children, namely: Jacob and Lydia."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John R. Witmer
 
33148 Witmer, J. Wesley, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Witmer, died at Hespeler, Ont., Feb. 14, 1960, after a lengthy illness; aged 80 y. 8 m. 18 d. He was married four times and his wives (Almeda Hallman, Selina Knechtel, Ada Bechtel, and Minnie Brooks) predeceased him. A son also preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 sons (William and Eldon, Kitchener; Vernon, Petersburg; Edward, Hespeler; and Melvin, Waterloo), 2 daughters (Luella--Mrs. Vernon Schott, Kitchener; and Grace--Mrs. Lloyd Sider, Wainfleet), one brother, 3 sisters 37 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren. For 18 years he was superintendent of the Sunday school. In 1916 he was ordained deacon for the Latschar Church at Manheim and in 1922 was ordained as minister for the church, where he served as pastor until 1939. Later he moved to Hespeler and served as pastor of the Wanner congregation for 11 years. In his later years the conference appointed him as pastor of the Fairview Home for the aged at Preston. He served the Ontario Conference for many years on the Bible School Board and on the Rural Mission board, now known as the Mission Board of Ontario. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Mennonite Church. Waterloo, in charge of Osiah Horst and J. B. Martin; burial at Latschar near Manheim.1a

1aGospel Herald - March 15, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.11 - page 246, 247 
Rev. John Wesley Witmer
 
33149 Joseph Witmer, "is unmarried and resides at Kingsmill, Michigan. He has his home with his sister, Annie."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph Witmer
 
33150 Joseph Witmer, "was born July 11th, 1812. On December 22nd, 1834, he was married to Susannah Groh who was born October 9th, 1817, and died January 30th, 1849. On May 24th, 1852, he was married again to Catherine Sherk who was born April 1st, 1826. He lived on a farm near Hespeler for many years but of late they reside in Hespeler with their son-in-law, Mr. Isaac Goudie. Mr and Mrs. Witmer are pretty well advanced in years and are getting to be quite feeble at times. She causes much trouble and care to her daughter, Susannah who is constantly staying with her. Mr. Witmer's family consisted of ten children, five of whom were born unto his first wife and five unto his second."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph Witmer
 
33151 Joseph Witmer, "was born July 11th, 1812. On December 22nd, 1834, he was married to Susannah Groh who was born October 9th, 1817, and died January 30th, 1849. On May 24th, 1852, he was married again to Catherine Sherk who was born April 1st, 1826. He lived on a farm near Hespeler for many years but of late they reside in Hespeler with their son-in-law, Mr. Isaac Goudie. Mr and Mrs. Witmer are pretty well advanced in years and are getting to be quite feeble at times. She causes much trouble and care to her daughter, Susannah who is constantly staying with her. Mr. Witmer's family consisted of ten children, five of whom were born unto his first wife and five unto his second."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph Witmer
 
33152 Joseph Witmer, "was born April 22nd, 1844. He was married to Jennie Sweet and resides in Montana, U. S., where he is engaged in blacksmithing. His family consists of one son named Percy."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph R. Witmer
 
33153 WITMER, Joyce Victor - Went home to be with His Lord, on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Joyce resided at Nithview Home, New Hamburg and was formerly of Kitchener. He was born in Waterloo Township, 98 years ago on August 11, 1908 a son of the late Isaiah and Jemima (Swartz) Witmer. Joyce was a founding and active member at Calvary Mennonite Church, Ayr. He had been a dairy farmer and a vendor at Kitchener Farmers Market for many years. Beloved husband of the late Laverne Shantz who predeceased him October 2, 1988. Loving father of Keith and Joy Witmer of RR3 Allenford, Dave and June Witmer of Shakespeare and Marlene and Bill Harvey of Kitchener. Sadly missed by grandchildren Brian and Denise Witmer, Judy and Grant Gibson, Robert Witmer, Greg and Judy Witmer, Wendy Brandon, Donna and Scott Snyder, Steve and Carolyn Witmer, Debra and Bruce Strong and Faye and Richard Gils; by great-grandchildren, Ashley, Travis, Kyle, Mason, Jakob, Michael, Matthew, Amanda, Tyler, Jessica, Leah, Kristy, Liam, Julia and great-great-granddaughter, Elexis. Also remembered by sisters-in-law, Edna Witmer and Olive Lichty, both of Kitchener, Lorene Shantz of New Hamburg and Dorothy Shantz of RR2 Petersburg. Joyce was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been predeceased by sisters and brothers Stella and John Kehl, Lily and Arthur Snyder, Willard and Avon Witmer, Leslie and Elma Witmer, Etta and Emanuel Swartzentruber, Susie and Edward Knechtel, Homer and Reta Witmer, and Lincoln Witmer. Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Mannheim Mennonite Church on Tuesday August 29, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Pastors Lloyd Oakey and Amsey Martin officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Calvary Mennonite Church, Nithview Home or the charity of ones choice. Our deepest thanks to the 5th Floor Nurses and Doctors at St. Mary's and the Staff at Nithview Home for the wonderful care given to our dad.

The Record 28 Aug 2006 
Joyce Victor Witmer
 
33154 MARTIN, June Frances - Passed away suddenly as a result of complications of surgery, on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Bankside Terrace, Kitchener. June resided in Baden and was born 78 years ago in Norfolk County. She was the daughter of the late Leslie and Elma (Bachert) Witmer. Beloved wife of the late Lester Martin who predeceased her May 4, 1995. Dear mother of Karen and husband Ken Musselman of RR 1, Wellesley, Dennis and wife Joan Martin and Quentin and wife Sheila Martin all of Baden. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Kenten (April), Karla (Bill), Nicole (John), Lisa (Derek), Jackie (Steve), Kylie and Landon and great-grandchildren, Candice, Brayden, Adam, Joshua and Ashley. Also remembered by brothers-in-law, Arthur and wife Mary Martin of St. Jacobs, Floyd and wife Doreen Martin, Gerald and wife Peggy Martin all of RR 1, Waterloo; sister-in-law, Clarene Martin of Waterloo. June was predeceased by great-grandson, Luke (2006); brothers-in-law, Howard Martin and Orland and wife Virginia Martin. June was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, RR 2, Baden and enjoyed quilting, sewing, painting and socializing with friends. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Sunday, April 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate June's life will take place on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Shantz Mennonite Church, RR 2, Baden with Pastor Ellie Heubner officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or St. Monica House, Kitchener.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 5 Apr 2008 
June Frances Witmer
 
33155 Leah Witmer, "was married to Reuben Strickler, a farmer, and resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Leah Witmer
 
33156 WITMER, Leonard - Passed away peacefully, Monday, November 26, 2007, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, in his 93rd year. Loving husband of the late Mina (nee Brown) Witmer (1999). Loving father of Doug Witmer and his wife Jean of Waterloo and Sandra Welfred and her husband Bernie of Arva. Cherished grandfather of Jeff Witmer (Annemarie), Julie Browne (Jonathan), Tricia Lutz (Goeff), Mark Welfred (Lisa) and Kerri Van de Peer (Todd). Great-grandfather to Jacob, Abigail, Liam, Ty, Thatcher, Adelaide, Kate, Ethan, Nikki, and Riley. Dear brother of Vi Manske (Irv), Barbara Cook (Wally) and Cliff Witmer (Doris). Predeceased by four sisters and two brothers. Leonard was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Waterloo. Leonard's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2007 at First Baptist Church (306 Erb Street West, Waterloo) followed by a reception at the church. Pastor Bob Snell officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to First Baptist Church or Grand River Hospital Foundation may be made if desired (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Leonard's memorial.1a

1aTHE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Nov. 27, 2007 
Leonard Stanley Witmer
 
33157 WITMER, Lesley D., son of Levi and Mary (Cober) Witmer, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., June 30, 1889; died at the Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, Ont., Dec. 1, 1978; aged 89 y. He was married to Elma Cressman, who died on Oct. 5, 1977. Surviving are 2 sons (Stewart and Bruce), 2 daughters (Beatrice - Mrs. Norman Shantz and Helen - Mrs. Joseph Burkholder), 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister (Minnie Hunsberger). He was a member of Preston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 4, in charge of Rufus Jutzi and Amos Martin; interment in Hagey Cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 72, Number 3 - January 16, 1979 - page 46 
Leslie David Witmer
 
33158 Levi R. Witmer, "was born May 23rd, 1844. He was married, May 14th, 1878, to Mary Cober. They reside near Preston, on the old "Witmer Farm" and have a family of four children, namely: Albert, Jesse, Minnie, and Leslie."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Witmer. - Levi Witmer died May 7, 1916, on the farm near Preston, Ont., where he was born May 23, 1844, and spent his entire life; aged 71 y. 11 m. 14 d. He was married May 14, 1878, to Mary G. Cober, who survives. To them were born 3 sons, and 1 daughter. Two sons, the daughter, and 2 grandchildren are surviving. He became a member of the Mennonite Church about 25 years ago, and has since endeavored to live a consistent life. About one year after joining the church he was ordained as a deacon. A few hours before his departure, he spoke of the next Sunday being communion services, and expressed a desire to have communion in the home on that day. He was buried on May 9, at Wanner's near Hespeler, where services were conducted by Benj. Shantz and David S. Wismer. Text, I Thes. 4:18.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 9 - June 1, 1916 - pages 158,159 
Levi R. Witmer
 
33159 HABERMEHL, Luella Mae (nee) Witmer

Peacefully, on Saturday, Aug. 20, 1994, at Cambridge Country Manor, Luella Habermehl, formerly of Kitchener, in her 86th year. Mrs. Habermehl was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, Breslau. Beloved wife of Ephraim S. Habermehl; loving mother of Levern of Montreal, Que.; sister-in-law of Salome Habermehl and Ruby Habermehl, both of Kitchener. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Habermehl was the last surviving member of her family. Predeceased by her parents, the late Abram and Matilda (nee Strickler) Witmer; her brothers, Herbert, Levern, Charles and Ernie and her sisters, Pearl Brutski and Olive Caldwell. A funeral service was held today (Monday) at Evangelical Missionary Church, Breslau. Rev. Randall Rehkopf and Rev. Dan Nickless officiated. Interment was held in Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Beaverdale.

The Record 22 Aug 1994 pg A7 
Luella Mae Witmer
 
33160 Schott, Luella, was born in Rosebank, Ont., May 22, 1904; died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Mar. 13, 1980; aged 75 y. She was married to Vernon Schott, who died in May 1974. Surviving are 6 sons (Clare, Clifford, Glen, Kenneth, Donald, and David), one daughter (Grace-Mrs. George Bechtel), 19 grandchildren, 7 -greatgrandchildren, 4 brothers (Vernon, Edward, Eldon, and Melvin), and one sister (-Mrs. Grace Sider). She was preceded in death by 2 brothers (William and Morgan). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 16, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald Volume 73, Number 15 April 8, 1980, page 310 
Luella Mae Witmer
 
33161 Magdalena Witmer, "was born June 1st, 1842. She is unmarried and resides in Hespeler with her sister, Christina."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Witmer
 
33162 Martin Witmer, "son of David Witmer,(David was an elder brother to Abraham who settled near Hespeler in 1804) was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April 22nd, 1800. He came to Canada when a young man and settled at Hespeler. After being here for several years he and his cousin, Jacob Witmer, went to Pennsylvania on a visit. After spending several months with their Pennsylvania friends, they returned to their Canadian home where Mr. M. Witmer was (soon after his return) married to Catherine Rittinger. She was born January 7th, 1812, and died May 5th, 1877. After their marriage they moved on the farm now possessed by John Clemens, near "Fisher's Mills", where they resided many years. When well advanced in years they moved to Hespeler where they resided until their deaths. He died March 7th, 1853. To them were born twelve children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Martin Witmer
 
33163 Martin Witmer, "was born April 14th, 1848. He is married to Sarah Welland and resides at Helena, Montana, U. S., where he is engaged as a carriage and wagon builder. He has no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Martin Witmer
 
33164 Mary Witmer, "was born June 7th, 1846. She is married to John Reichart, a farmer. They reside in Howick Township, Huron County, Ontario, and have a family as follows, namely: Angelina, Minerva, Joseph E., Jacob A., Laura, Oliver, Edwin, and John A."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Witmer
 
33165 Polly Witmer, "is married to Edward Graybill. They reside in Howick Township, Huron County, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Witmer
 
33166 Mary Adline Witmer, "twin sister to Catherine, was born May 23rd, 1850. She resides in Galt and is married to Charles Connawarf, a wage-earner. They have four children, namely: Mabel, Olive, Eric, and Lee."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Adaline Witmer
 
33167 Wanner.-Mary Ann Witmer, wife of the late John Wanner, passed peacefully away at her home in Waterloo Twp., early Tuesday morning, Oct. 19, 1943; aged 87 years. She had been in fair health until the time of her decease. Al-though the Master's summons came suddenly, we rest assured that she has passed happily on to her eternal reward. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early womanhood and remained a faithful member until death. She is survived by 2 sons (Nelson, Alberta; Roy, at home), 3 daughters (Mrs. Jacob Mueller, Preston; Mrs. Henry Rhodey, Glennmorris; Mrs. William Seftel, Doon), 22 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and a brother (Abram Witmer, Kitchener). She was preceded in death by a daughter (Mrs. Gus Paulitzki, Strasburg) in 1919, and by her husband in 1936. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at her late residence and at the Wanner Mennonite Church, near Hespeler, Ont., conducted by Bro. J. W. Witmer. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 33 - November 11, 1943, page 687 
Mary Ann Witmer
 
33168 Wanner.-Mary Ann Witmer, wife of the late John Wanner, passed peacefully away at her home in Waterloo Twp., early Tuesday morning, Oct. 19, 1943; aged 87 years. She had been in fair health until the time of her decease. Al-though the Master's summons came suddenly, we rest assured that she has passed happily on to her eternal reward. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early womanhood and remained a faithful member until death. She is survived by 2 sons (Nelson, Alberta; Roy, at home), 3 daughters (Mrs. Jacob Mueller, Preston; Mrs. Henry Rhodey, Glennmorris; Mrs. William Seftel, Doon), 22 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and a brother (Abram Witmer, Kitchener). She was preceded in death by a daughter (Mrs. Gus Paulitzki, Strasburg) in 1919, and by her husband in 1936. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at her late residence and at the Wanner Mennonite Church, near Hespeler, Ont., conducted by Bro. J. W. Witmer. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 33 - November 11, 1943, page 687


MRS. JOHN WANNER

MAPLE GROVE, Oct. 20. Mary Ann Witmer, wife of the late John Wanner passed away at her home in Waterloo Township, early yesterday morning, in her 87th year. Born in Blenheim Township, Mrs. Wanner, had spent her entire life in the district, coming to Waterloo Township 56 years ago with her husband. They resided on a farm in the Fisher Mill district, Waterloo Township, until the time of the death of Mr. Wanner in 1936. Mrs. Wanner was a member of the Mennonite Church. Surviving are two sons. Nelson of Legal, Alta. and Roy at home, three daughters (Priscilla) Mrs. Jacob Mueller of Preston, (Esther) Mrs. Henry Rhodey of Glenmorris and (Florence) Mrs. Wm. Seftel at Doom, 22 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and one brother, Abram Witmer of Kitchener. One daughter, Mrs. Gus Paulitski, of Strasburg, predeceased her 24 years ago. A short funeral service will be held at the residence, at 2 o'clock, Thursday afternoon, followed by a public service, at 3:30 p.m., at the Wanner Mennonite Church. Both services will be in charge by Rev. J. W. Witmer of Hespeler. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 20 Oct 1943 pg 17 
Mary Ann Witmer
 
33169 Hunsberger, Minnie Amelia Witmer, daughter of Levi and Mary Witmer, was born in Cambridge, Ont., June 20, 1887; died at Cambridge, Ont., Dec. 25, 1987; aged 100 y. She was married to Noah Hunsberger, who preceded her in death. Surviving are one son (David), one daughter (Grace Gingerich), 2 stepsons (John and Paul), 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 81, Number 5 - February 2, 1988, page 84, 86 
Minnie Amelia Witmer
 
33170 Witmer. - Morgan Ray, son of Wesley and Almeda Witmer, was born Dec. 24, 1917, near Petersburg, Ont.; died Jan. 26, 1919; aged 1 y. 1 m. 2 d. He leaves parents, 2 sisters, 5 brothers, and many friends. Funeral services Jan. 28 at the Latschar Mennonite church by Bro. Manassah Hallman. Text, Mal. 3:17, first clause. Interment in cemetery near by.

"Gone to heaven is our darling,
Gone to his bright home above;
He has left us here so lonely,
How we miss him whom we loved."
By a friend.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XI, Number 46 - February 13, 1919 - page 831, 832 
Morgan Ray Witmer
 
33171 Moses Witmer, "the youngest in family, was married but name of wife has not been received. He used to follow teaching and while engaged in one of the Wilmot schools he took consumption and after a lingering illness of about one year he died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Moses Witmer
 
33172 Nancy Witmer, "is married to Christian Heisie. They reside in Markham Township, York County, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Nancy Witmer
 
33173 Nancy Witmer, "was born March 16th, 1828. She was first married to George Ratz and after his decease to Archibald Murry, a farmer. They reside near Lisburn P. O., Perth County, Ontario. They have six children, namely: Elizabeth, Catharine, Caroline, John, William, and Henry."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Witmer
 
33174 Nancy Witmer, "was married to John Oberholtzer. They resided near Hespeler, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Nancy Witmer
 
33175 Nancy Witmer, "was born January 26th, 1856. She is married to William Lock and resides in Innerkip, Oxford County. They have five children, namely: Watson E. and Lizzie P. (twins), Fannie G., Flossie M., and Franklin C."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Ann Witmer
 
33176 Pamelia Witmer, "the youngest in the family, was born March 21st, 1853. She is married to Enoch E. Eaton, a teamster and drayman. They reside in Hespeler and have a family of nine children, namely: Leslie, Bella, Melvin, Levi, Izona, Ervine, Edwin, Percy, and Andrew."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Pamela Jackson Witmer
 
33177 Rachel Witmer, "was born October 22nd, 1865. She is married to Franklin Martin. They reside in Oxford County, near Tavistock, Ontario, and have two children named Elmer Wallace and Violet Minetta."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rachel Witmer
 
33178 WITMER, Ralph Ralph Laurel Witmer age 86, passed away peacefully with his loving partner Carole by his side, at the Pinehaven Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Born in Kitchener, son of the late Harry and Alice (Cook) Witmer. Ralph was the manager of the toy department/fish and tackle at Hi-Way Market for 30 years. In his retirement years, he was a tour guide for Lakeshore Tours, where he escorted 80 trips to Branson, Missouri (his 2nd home). He was an avid fisherman and his passion was spending time fishing on his boat in Calendar Bay. Ralph lived life to the fullest, reluctantly retiring when he was 82 years old. His fun loving nature and gentle personality will be missed by all who knew him. Beloved and devoted partner of 18 years to Carole (Gagnon) Hancock. Loving father of Bruce Witmer (Wendy), Kevin Witmer (Cheryl) and Kimberly Witmer. Step-father of Allan Hancock (Rachel), Sara Hancock and Monica Perez (Roger). Cherished grandfather of Beth (Blair), Parry (Nicole), Emily (Joe), and step-grand- father of Brett, Brooke, Giselle, Aidan, Lydia, Justin and Kennedy. Great-grandfather of Max, Tucker, Emilia, Amy, Ben and Elizabeth. Dear brother of Louise Dressler (Howard) and Harold Witmer (Donna). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his wife Freida Witmer (1992), sons; Jimmy (1956) and Ralph Jr. (1994) and great- grandson Bruce Joseph Witmer (2012). A special thank you to all staff at Pinehaven Nursing Home for your exceptional care and kindness during Ralph's time there. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ralph's life will be held at the Moose Lodge, 655 Wabanaki Dr., Kitchener, on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 4 - 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Pinehaven Nursing Home or the Kidney Foundation. ontariocremationservices.com1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 30 Apr 2015 
Ralph Laurel Witmer
 
33179 Gingrich, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac and Leah (Baer) Witmer, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Nov. 8, 1875; died at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt, Ont., as the result of a stroke, May 26, 1967; aged 91 y. 6 m. 18 d. On Dec. 29, 1896, she was married to Enoch Gingrich, who died in 1961. Surviving are 7 sons (John, Cecil, Lorne, Arnold, Arthur, Clayton, and Wayne), 5 daughters (Ida--Mrs. Joseph Cressman, Bertha--Mrs. Stanley Moyer, Mrs. Anetta Witmer, Cora--Mrs. Harold Groh, and Mary--Mrs. Freeman Austin), 44 grandchildren, and 54 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by 4 brothers and 5 sisters. She was a member of First Mennonite, Kitchener, where funeral services were held May 29, with Robert N. Johnson, Rufus Jutzi, and C. F. Derstine officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 25 - June 27, 1967--Pages 582-83 
Rebecca Witmer
 
33180 Sallie Witmer, "was married to Abram Bear. They resided in Huron County, Michigan."

Sallie Witmer, "was married to Abram Bear and resides in Huron County, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sallie Witmer
 
33181 Samuel Witmer, "died, single, at Washington, Oxford County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Samuel Witmer
 
33182 Samuel Witmer, "was a carpenter by trade. He was married to Sarah Rife and resided in Hespeler where he died some time ago."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Samuel Witmer
 
33183 Sarah Witmer, "was married to a Mr. Dowling. She, at the time of her death, left one son named Arthur."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Witmer
 
33184 Sarah Witmer, "was married to Amos Wildfong, a farmer. They resided at Strasburg, Ontario, where she died some years ago."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Witmer
 
33185 Kehl, John William, 95, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Aug. 25, 1895, Huron Co., Ont., to William and Barbara (Rickert) Kehl. Died: June 22, 1991, Cambridge, Ont. survivors - wife: Stella Witmer; children: Esther Rose Horner, Alice Kehl; 6 grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clifford (son). Funeral and burial: June 26, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen. He was ordained deacon in 1941 and served the First Mennonite Church.1a

1aGospel Herald Volume 84, Number 30 July 23, 1991 - page 15. 
Stella Viola Witmer
 
33186 Susannah Witmer, "is married to John Elliot, a farmer. They reside at Waldemar, Ontario, and have five children but the names were not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Witmer
 
33187 Susannah Witmer, "was born August 15th, 1855, and is married to Isaac Goudie. They reside in Hespeler where he is engaged in some store. To them is born the following children, namely: Arthur R., Robert J., Alice L., and Janet Myrtle.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_____________


Mrs. Isaac Goudie

Mrs. Isaac Goudie, mother of A. R. Goudie, passed away this morning at her residence, 25 Brubacher street, at 11.15 o'clock. Death came after an extended illness. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock standard time from her late residence to Woodland Mausoleum where entombment will take place.2a

2aObituary - Kitchener Daily Record, August 30, 1930 
Susannah Witmer
 
33188 Susannah Witmer, "was born November 28th, 1839. She is married to Valentine Limpert, a butcher and dealer in all kinds of meat and sausage. They reside in Hespeler, Ontario. Their family is as follows, namely: Martin, John, Catie, Louisa, Harry, Orion, Annie, Ervine, Bernard, Christie, Alice, Luella, Edward (dead), George (dead), and a son (dead), name not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Witmer
 
33189 Susannah Witmer, "was married to David Bear, a farmer. They resided in Colborne Township, Huron County, Ontario, where she died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Witmer
 
33190 Susannah Catharine Witmer, "was born in Breslau, March 4th, 1872."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Catharine "Susie" Witmer
 
33191 Witmer.-Verena Ida, the only daughter of Mrs. Jesse A. Witmer, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., on Nov. 18, 1910; passed away at Preston, Ont., May 24, 1936; aged 25 y. 6 m. 6 d. She had been in failing health for some time and the end came peacefully on the above date. In her early years she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of the Blenheim Mennonite congregation. She bore her affliction with Christian fortitude, expressing a love for her Savior, keeping on the victory side, and manifested a keen interest in the mission cause. She left a bright testimony and expressed a desire to depart and be with her Lord. Her mother is the lone survivor, her father having died twenty years ago, and a brother a year later. Funeral services were held on May 26 with services at the home by Bro. B. B. Shantz and at the Hagey Church with Bro. B. B. Shantz in charge, assisted by M. H. Shantz. Text, Psa. 39:4, 5. Burial in the Wanner Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald, June 11, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.11 - page 239, 240
 
Verena Ida Witmer
 
33192 Witmer.- Vernon H., son of J. Wesley and Almeda (Hallman) Witmer, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., July 25, 1902; died at Cambridge (Ont.) Hospital on Sept. 20, 1989; aged 87. On June 20, 1923, he was married to Vinetta Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Marjorie Shantz, Margaret Hoover, and Dorothy Phillips), 3 sons (Robert, Ross, and Glenn), 3 brothers (Edward, Eldon, and Melvin), and one sister (Grace Sider). He was a member of Preston Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Fairview Centre on Sept. 23, in charge of Amzie Brubacher; interment in Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 42 - October 17, 1989, page 742 
Vernon H. Witmer
 
33193 Fannie Witmer, "is married to Abram R. Witmer. They reside at Kossuth, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of seven children, namely: Nancy, Ephraim, Henry (dead), Ellen (dead), Rachel, Isaiah, and Jeremiah (dead)."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fannie" Witmer
 
33194 Veronica Witmer, "the ninth and youngest child of Abraham and Anna (Eversole) Witmer, was married to Cornelius Pannebecker. They resided about two miles east of Hespeler, on the farm now in possession of their son, Elias. Here they died some years ago, leaving a family of four children, namely: Elias, Esther, Anna, and Samuel."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fanny" Witmer
 
33195 Veronica Witmer, "the ninth and youngest child of Abraham and Anna (Eversole) Witmer, was married to Cornelius Pannebecker. They resided about two miles east of Hespeler, on the farm now in possession of their son, Elias. Here they died some years ago, leaving a family of four children, namely: Elias, Esther, Anna, and Samuel."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fanny" Witmer
 
33196 VIOLET LAURETTA MANSKE 1916 - 2008 Passed away, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre in Kitchener on Friday, October 10, 2008 at the age of 92 years. Loving wife of Irvine Manske for 68 years. Devoted mother of Carol Lehman (Bill) of Manitoba, Terry Manske (Jewel), James Manske (Jane) and Stephen Manske (Pat). Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren David, Tim and Mark, Teresa, Micheline and Michael, Carrie and Shawn, and Sarah and Lauren. Great-grandmother of Chelsey, Rachelle, Cameron, Noah, Aaron, Taryn, Chloe and Julian. Also survived by her sister, Barb Cook (Walter) and brother, Clifford Witmer (Doris). Predeceased by her parents, Edmund Witmer and Lavina (nee Hallman); her son, Charles; brothers, Lloyd in infancy, Raymond, Wilfrid and Leonard, as well as her sisters, Beulah Schneider, Flossie Geiger and Ethel Weber. Violet was a long time and active member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends, quilting and cooking at church camps and schools. Funeral arrangements will be published in Tuesday's edition of The Record. Words of comfort for the family or donations to Mennonite Central Committee or W.M.A. of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church can be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Violet a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 11 Oct 2008 
Violet Loretta "Vi" Witmer
 
33197 WITMER, W. Stewart "Gone to be with his Lord" Passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge on Friday, July 2, 2010 at age 91. Beloved husband of Mary E. Witmer (nee Shantz) for 63 wonderful years. Loving father of Paul and Mary Witmer, Elsie and Jim Hochstedler and Esther and Bruce Cressman. Dearly loved grandfather of Heather and husband Anthony Willemsen, Lorie and husband Mark Cressman, Kevin and Joni Witmer, Andrew and Melissa Cressman, Jonathan Cressman and Mark Cressman and his fiancé Katy Duerrstein and great-grandfather of Carter and Makenna Cressman, Julia and Evan Willemsen. Dear brother of Beatrice and Norman Shantz, Helen and Joe Burkholder, Bruce and Pat Witmer and brotherin- law of Irene Kinzie. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Leslie and Elma Witmer, son John Witmer (1959), grandson Jeremey Hochstedler (1983) and sister-in-law Joyce Witmer (2009). Stewart was a lifelong resident of Cambridge and an active member of Preston Mennonite Church and the Holstein Friesian Association. He volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society for 20 years as well as House of Friendship. The family will receive friends at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. and at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Preston Mennonite Church, 791 Concession Road, Cambridge on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment Hagey Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 3 Jul 2010 
Wilfred Stewart "Stewart" Witmer
 
33198 Witmer, Willard, son of Isaiah and Jemima (Swartz) Witmer, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., May 10, 1898; died at Stratford General Hospital, from cancer, Dec. 27, 1967; aged 69 y. 7 m. 17 d. On Mar. 31, 1920, he was married to Avon Snyder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Gordon, Eileen-Mrs. Kenneth Reier, and Esther-Mrs. Ralph Holmberg), his mother, 4 brothers (Leslie, Joyce, Homer, and Lincoln), and 4 sisters (Stella-Mrs. John Kehl, Lilly-Mrs. Arthur Snider, Etta-Mrs. Emmanuel Swartzentruber, and Susie-Mrs. Edward Knechtel). He was a member of the Mannheim Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 30, with Gordon Bauman and Osiah Horst officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 7 - February 20, 1968, p. 159, 160 
Willard Witmer
 
33199 WITMER, William E. -- At Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, February 28, 1979, after a brief illness, William Erwin Witmer of 209 Riverbank Drive, Cambridge age 67 years. Mr. Witmer was born in Wilmot township near Baden, a son of the late Wesley Witmer and the former Almeda Hallman. A member of Bethany Missionary Church and formerly employed at J.M. Schneider. He is survived by his wife the former Alice Thoman, by his four daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Hallman and Dianne (Mrs. Walter Braun), both of Kitchener, Elaine (Mrs. James Taylor) of Brantford and Mary Lou (Mrs. John Appleton) of Tavistock and by four brothers, Vernon of Cambridge(P), Edward of Cambridge(H), Eldon of Kitchener and Melvin of New Hamburg and by two sisters, Mrs. Luella Schott of Cambridge(P) and Mrs. Grace Sider of Welland; lovingly remembered by his 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a granddaughter, Connie and one brother. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. E., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight, until noon on Friday, when removal will be made to Bethany Missionary Church for funeral and committal service at 3 p.m., with Rev. Ward Shantz officiating. Interment Woodland cemetery.1a

1a\b\iThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record\b0 1 Mar 1979 
William Erwin Witmer
 
33200 1851 - John Witmore is staying with Samuel Tyler. John Witmore
 
33201 1851 - Joseph Witmore is in same household as Peter Musselman. Joseph Witmore
 
33202 Frederick Carl Witte, 78, of 263 Mill St., died early today at St. Mary's Hospital following an illness of four weeks. Born Oct. 1, 1875, in Germany, he was a son of the late Frederick E. Witte and Ernestina Schmidt. Mr. Witte was self-employed as a painter and decorator. He was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church. He came to Canada from Germany in 1886. His wife, the former Barbara Schenk whom he married 50 years ago last August, survives. Other survivors are three sons, George and Frederick of Kitchener and Alton of Waterloo: five daughters, Mrs. Fred (Hilda) Luft of Kitchener, Mrs. William (Wilhelmine) Sclunidt of London, Mrs. Conrad (Lillian) Doelle of Waterloo, Mrs. Herman (Clara) Noack of Norwich and Mrs. Marvin (Gertrude) Jackson of Delhi. Also two brothers, Paul and William, both of New Brunswick, N.J., and three sisters, Mrs. Augusta Radke, Mrs. Daniel (Elizabeth) Stauffer and Mrs. Emil (Elsie) Hoeft, all of Kitchener. Twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. One son and one daughter predeceased him. The body is at the Gruhm Funeral Home until Wednesday at 1 p.m. when removal will be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church for the funeral at 2:30 pan. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Rev. A. W. Lotz will officiate. Friends may pay their respects prior to the service.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Nov 1953 
Friedrich Karl Heinrich "Fred" Witte
 
33203 The funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon of Henry Wittich, whose death occurred on Tuesday morning at his home north of Elmira after a week's illness. It will be held from his late residence at two o'clock to Zion Evangelical church where a service will be conducted by Rev. C. H. Cornwell, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. J. W. Zimmerman of Bridgeport. Interment will be made in the Elmira Cemetery. Mr. Wittich was born June 27, 1863, in Woolwich township. He came to Elmira about 33 years ago where he was engaged in several lines of business for about ten years. He then purchased a farm about one and half miles north of Elmira. Mr. Wittich was twice married, first to Annie Balzer who died about 32 years ago and later he married Elizabeth Bolender. There are living four of the first family and three children of the second marriage.

The late Mr. Wittich is survived by his wife; five daughters, Eleanor, at home; Olivia, of London; Mrs. George Wiegand, of Kitchener; Mrs. Wm. Bolender, of Elmira and Mrs. Walter Bott, of Elora and two sons, Laverne, at house and Howard, of Middlebrook. Two sisters, Mrs. A. Krampine of New Hamburg and Mrs. John Schondelmeyer of Philadelphia allso survive.1a

1aElmira Signet 10 Jan 1935 
Henry Wittich
 
33204 WITTICH, LaVerne

At K-W Hospital, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1993, LaVerne Leonard Wittich, of Elmira, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Pauline (Derbecker) Wittich; dear father of Jennifer and her husband Ross Gerber of Sturgis, Mich., Beth and her husband Neil Elford of St. Albert, Alta., Michael and his wife Karen of Mississauga, Kirby and his wife Anne of Deep River. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Seth, Ben and Keira Gerber, Luke, Andrew, Joel and Leah Elford and Nathan Wittich. Also survived by one sister-in-law, Julia Wittich, Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth (Bolender) Wittich; one sister, Eleanor Schutz and one brother, Howard. There will be no funeral home visitation. A private family memorial service will be held.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Aug 1993 pg A11 
Laverne Leonard Wittich
 
33205 WITTIG, Craig Steven -- At North York General Hospital, Toronto, on January 31, 1980, Craig Steven Wittig, of the Bloorview Children's Hospital, Toronto and formerly of Kitchener and Stratford, in his 19th year. Beloved son of Jack H. Wittig, 178 Neal Ave, . Stratford and Laurel C. (Hall) Wittig, Apt. 110, Don Mils. Dar brother of Trudy-Lyn Wittig of Don Mills, Kirk J. and Guy W., both of Stratford. Dear grandson of Herbert and Alma Wittig and William and Mary Hall, all of Stratford. The family funeral service will be held in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock, on Feb. 1, 1980. Cremation.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Feb 1980 
Craig Steven Wittig
 
33206 WITTIG, John - On Thursday. Feb 4, 1993. at St. Joseph's Hospital. London, in his 81st year, John Wittig. of Waterloo_ A member of St. John's Lutheran Church, a former member of the Kiwanis Club and a retired Vice President of CN Weber Ltd. Son of the late John and Gertrude Wittig. Husband of the late Mario Ziegler. Beloved husband of Rita Wittig; loving father of Maryan Lynch and her husband Jim of Kitchener. Linda Sebastian and her husband Eric of Belle River and Jane Manson and her husband Doug of Ayr; dear step-father of Dr. Larry Burt and his wife Linda of London, Ont.. Jim Holland of London, England and Bob Holland of Simcoe, Nancy Bell and her husband Bob of Toronto and Pat Staples and her husband Dr. Tom Staples of Hanover and father-in-law of Tony Wren of Marine City. Michigan Will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren Dear brother of Henrietta (Onie) Wittig and Mrs C N Weber (Irene). both of Kitchener Predeceased by a daughter. Karen Wren in 1987 and one brother. Melvin. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St . Kitchener after 7 p.m tonight (Saturday) where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p m and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p m At noon on Monday. Feb. 8. transfer will be made to St. John's Lutheran Church. Waterloo for funeral services at 2 p m.. Rev Peter Thomson officiating Interment Woodland Cemetery

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Feb 1993 pg A11 
John Valentine Wittig
 
33207 Thomas McMaster, Herman Kreig, Nicholas Krieg, August H. Wittmaak, Hugh McTearnen and others drove "Peddlewaggons" for John Zryd in the old days.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

__________________

August Henry Wittmaak opened a hardware store on the south side on October 2nd, 1882, sold it to B. H. Kopeman about 1892. Meantime he was appointed local agent of C.P.R. Tickets and Telegraphs and of Dominion Express Company and for years conveyed passengers and express shipments by horse-drawn vehicle to the C.P.R. Station at Galt to meet certain trains.

He moved from Queen Street into a small building at the street end of Ike Queens Hotel shed, later occupied as a shoe repair shop by John Wilkinson and after him, by George Hilker. When the Trolley line was built to the Guelph Road in 1895 or 96 they had only a small building. Later on the present one was erected and Wittmaak then moved into it. He was assessor of Hespeler from 1897-1913 and did a good job.2a

2aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
August Henry Wittmaak
 
33208 Musser.--Barbara Musser, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Witzel, was born at Erbsville, Ont., Aug. 3, 1858; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton Ernst, near Kitchener, Ont., April 14, 1945; aged 86 y. 8 m. 11 d. She was united in marriage to Henry R. Musser, who predeceased her May 17, 1928. She leaves 2 sons (John, Penticton, B.C.; and Amos, Innisfail, Alta.), 2 daughters (Susannah--Mrs. Albert Martin, West Montrose, Ont.; and Mary Ann--Mrs. Milton Ernst, near Parkway, Ont.), 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Godlup, Ionia, Mich.; and Albert, Montpelier, Ohio). One son (Daniel) and one daughter (Angeline--Mrs. Amos Martin) predeceased her. She was a faithful Christian and a respected member of the community. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacob,s Mennonite Church, in charge of C. F. Derstine and Oliver Snider. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 5 - May 4, 1945 - page 86, 87  
Barbara Witzel
 
33209 Stephen Township has lost a well known resident, in the person of Frederich William Witzel, who died March 5th 1935, after an illness of several months. He was born in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, and at the age of 18 years, came to Stephen Township, and some years later on May 11, 1880, was married to Maria Anna Finkbeiner, who predeceased him on May 3rd, 1927. To this union was born 8 children, 7 of whom survive, one son William having died in infancy, together with 38 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving him are 2 sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Berg of New Hamburg, and Louisa Wilhelm of Milverton and one son and 6 daughters, Ezra Witzel of Cupar, Saskatchewan, Mrs Ezra Lamport, Mrs Alex Neeb, Mrs Garnet Heywood, Mrs Henry Pfaff, Mrs Alfred Tilley, and Miss Irene Witzel. A memorial service was held Thursday afternoon, in the Evangelical Church at which, Reverend A.F. Pletch officiated, assisted by Reverend J.W. Johnson. The choir sang an appropriate hymn. Mrs Gordon Morlock and Mrs Emery Fahner, sang "Good Night Here and Good Morning There", accompnaied by Miss Addie Gaiser. Interment in the Crediton Cemetery. The Pall Bearers were Melvin Lamport, Gordon Lamport, Edward Lamport, William Lamport, Harvey Neeb and Clifford Heywood. A large number of relatives were present. Sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved. Frederick Wilhelm "Bill" William" Witzel
 
33210 Henry A. Witzel died early Sunday morning at his residence, 29 William Street. He had been ill for a short time. Born in Renfrew County in 1876, he was 70 years old. His wife predeceased him last February. He leaves one son Arthur, Hamilton, and three daughters Mrs. Wesley (Esther) Miller of North Woolwich, Nora at home, and Mrs. B. (Meta) Kelley, Atkinson. The funeral was held from Zion Evangelical Church on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was made in the Elmira Cemetery with Rev. E. N. Mohr officiating.1a

1aElmira Signet 5 Sep 1946 
Henry Arthur Witzel
 
33211 Henry Witzel

Dead is Henry Witzel, 76, of Kitchener, instantly killed shortly after 6 pm Saturday, December 6th 1952, at Weber and Scott Streets. Police said the man, who walked with the aid of two canes, was struck by a car driven by Payson H. Hartung, 28, of 55 Irvin Street. The officers said the Hartung car was west bound on Weber Street. Henry Witzel had just stepped off the curb to cross the intersection. Police said the man was struck by the right headlight and the hood of the car. Coroner C.C. Belyea attended at the scene. The fatality was Kitchener's sixth in 1952. Hartung has been charged with careless and dangerous driving. Mr. Witzel was born in Wilmot Centre, Ontario, on July 12, 1876, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich Witzel. He was a former employee of the Philip Gies Foundry Ltd. His wife, was the former Mary Ann Heuther, died April 10th, 1948. Surving are three sons, Lincoln of Hamilton, Ontario, Wilfred of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Harold of Petersberg, Ontario, two daughters, Mrs. Violet Nunn and Mrs. Bernice Koening of Hamilton, Ontario, one brother William of Los Angeles, California, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services to be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., from the Ratz Bechtel Funeral Home and interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev C.R. Kauth, pastor of the Wilmot Centre EUB Church will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Dec 1952 
Henry Harold "Harry" Witzel
 
33212 Herman Witzel - Herman Witzel, 108 Pandora Ave. N., died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 79. Born in Wilmot Township, Sept. 8, 1889, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Witzel. He lived in Kitchener for 56 years. He was a member of Trinity Untied Church and had been employed by the Equitable Life Insurance Co. of Canada Ltd. until his retirement in 1959. His wife, the former Agnes Meisel, died Oct. 2, 1961. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A.F. (Verna) Fraser of Marmora and Audrey Witzel of Kitchener; one brother, Henry of Kitchener; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Louise) Harman of Arthur; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home for services Tuesday at 11 am with Rev. Dr. Frank Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Herman Witzel
 
33213 WITZEL: John W (Jack) On Saturday, January 27th, 1979 at Kitchener Waterloo Hospital, Jack Witzel, age 70 years, of 806 Belmont Ave. W. Kitchener. He was born in Gads Hill; was a member of the 25 year club of B.F. Goodrich Canada Ltd., Kitchener, and for the last 25 years he was a real estate salesman, a member of St Mark's Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William J. Witzel, husband of the former Vera Gaiser, father of [...]; also survived by eight grandchildren, [...]. Predeceased by one son, William; one brother, Kenneth and one sister, Mrs. Gladys Donohue. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St, S., Waterloo,for funeral and committal services in the chapel Tuesday at 3 p.m., Rev. Vemon Cronmiller officiating. Interment Partview Cemetery, Waterloo. John Witzel
 
33214 CORRIGAN, Muriel Gladys (nee Witzel) - After a brief illness at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Gerald (1989). Cherished sister of Alice Reibling of Tavistock. Survived by sisters-in-law, Winnifred and Beatrice Witzel. Predeceased by sisters, Inez, Iva Chapman; and brothers, Verlus and Morgan; and by brothers-in-law, Oliver Reibling, Bertram Chapman; and by a nephew, Robert Reibling. Will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, and also by her friend, Lincoln Keller. Muriel was born in Wilmot Centre on January 3, 1924 to the late William Witzel and Viola Hillgartner. She was a longtime and faithful member of St. Louis RC Church. She retired from Uniroyal Ltd. where she worked for 37 years. Muriel was a member of the Uniroyal Rubber club. Her many passions were traveling and she was also an avid card player. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West, Kitchener, today (Friday) from 12-2 p.m. Service will follow in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment, Memory Gardens (Breslau). Following the interment, reception will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.1a

1aThe Record 3 Oct 2008 
Muriel Gladys Witzel
 
33215 Simeon Witzel of 80 Scott Street, a member of Zion Evangelical Church passed away today at the Kitchener Waterloo Hospital, following a brief illness, July 28th 1948, at the age of 65 years.
Born July 5th 1882 at Wilmot Centre, Ontario, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Witzel. He had worked as a tailor all of his life.
Surviving are his widow the former Nettie Hicks, and two brothers, William, of Los Angeles and Henry of Kitchener, Ontario.
The body is resting at the Ratz Bechtel Funeral Home and the funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery with Rev C.F. Barthel officiating.

Kitchener Waterloo Record - July 28, 1948. 
Simeon Robert "Simmie" Witzel
 
33216 In 1906 when T.A. Witzel started his own small business manufacturing and selling ball-point pens. He re-named his company Onward Manufacturing in 1910 and spent the next 30 years expanding his product line to include hardware and home appliances. As most other Canadian companies, he shifted his production during the second world war to arms and munitions parts to help the Allied war effort. The resulting increase in manufacturing capacity left the company ideally positioned to take advantage of the post-war economic boom. During this period, they expanded into the barbecue market and grew into a market leader developing such brand names as Broil King and Stirling. Theodore Adam "Ted" Witzel
 
33217 HUZAK, Genowefa (Jenny)

On Monday, Nov. 25, 1991, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Jenny Wodarczyk, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late John Huzak (1978). Dear mother of Czeslaw Misztal and Stanislaw Misztal, both of Poland, Gladys (Mrs. Andrew Baseakl of Tupperville, Ont. and Stephine (Mrs. Joseph Akudowicz) of Cambridge. Survived by three sisters in Poland; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Huzak was born in Poland and came to Cambridge in 1985 from Tupperville; Ont. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 27, at St. Clement's RC Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, at 9 a.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Nov 1991 pg A11 
Genowefa "Jenny" Wodarczyk
 
33218 Andreas is reported to have been born in Oefingen, Villingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, documentation needed. Andreas "Andrew" Woelfle
 
33219 Linda_Guthro originally shared to Ancestry Public Member Tree. Barbara Woelfle
 
33220 It has been reported that Christina was first married to Isaac Hellyer and then after his death married her father-in-law Valentine, documention needed. Christina Woelfle
 
33221 John Woelfle

The sudden death of John Woelfle, Doon, occurred Monday at his home, the result of a heart attack. Mr. Woelfle was born 76 years ago, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Woelfle. He married Elizabeth Hosie in Kitchener 51 years ago. He was employed as a blacksmith for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, three sons, James Hosie of Doon, Irvin of Kitchener and William Kelly of Brantford, three daughters. Mrs. Paul Krogman of Doon, Mrs. Mary Esch of Petersburg, and Mrs. Alvin Adams of Orrville, three brothers, Martin of Elkton, Mich., Conrad of Waterloo and August of Germany, one sister, Christina Woelfle of Switzerland. Surviving also are 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Waterloo Chronicle 8 Sep 1944 pg 3 
John Woelfle
 
33222 The Button Industry

A young German named Emil Vogelsang came to Berlin in 1867 and chummed with Allan Huber, son of H. S. Huber. One day the merchant questioned the youth,

"What can you do, Emil?"
"I'm a button turner."
"Then show us how you make buttons."
"Before I could do that," said Emil, "I'd need a lathe and a batch of ivory-nuts."


Mr. Huber had a lathe made in Waterloo and imported a shipment of nuts for Mr. Vogelsang. The latter leased a room and power from the Simpson Furniture Company and soon was manufacturing first-class buttons. He called his venture, "The Pioneer Button Works." The buttons found a ready sale in Eastern Canada and the United States. His was the first button factory in Canada, if not in America..

Before long Mr. Vogelsang needed a factory of his own. He interested J. J. Woelfle in the enterprise and they awarded Jacob Y. Shantz a contract to erect a $20,000 building on the northeast corner of King and College Streets. Before it was up Mr. Woelfle withdrew. Mr. Shantz then purchased an interest in the button works for a sum equal to the price of the building and entered into a 7-year agreement with Mr. Vogelsang. When that term expired Mr. Vogelsang retired and built another button factory in South Queen Street, which he later sold to the W. G. & R. Shirt Company. (Now occupied by the Fehrenbach Mattress Co.)

Mr. Shantz had not had any practical experience in the manufacture of buttons, yet did not wish to see the employees deprived of their livelihood. He therefore continued manufacturing and after costly experimenting, during which he was assisted by his son, M. B. Shantz, the factory was placed on a sound footing. Mr. Shantz's sons Dilman and John likewise joined him. Jacob Y. Shantz & Sons became the largest employers of labor in Berlin. For a time there were four button factories in the town and it was widely known as "Buttonville." Jacob Y. Shantz entered into partnership also with a Mr. Feick and made felt goods in the button-factory basement.1a

1a
A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937 pg 169-171

__________________________

Gaukel to Foundry Street (now Ontario Street). After a vacant lot on The corner there was a one and one-half storey frame building with gable facing King Street, occupied by the late Frederick Gaukel in 1852 and '53, when he died there. The building was later moved to the corner and used by Mr. Woelfle as a plough shop. After Mr. Gaukel's death his executors built a one and one-half storey brick house for his widow next to the house just mentioned. This brick house was taken down by Messrs. Brown & Erb who built their glove factory on the site.

Reminiscences of Berlin (Now Kitchener) by Jacob Stroh contributed by Joseph M. Snyder -Waterloo Historical Society
 
John Jacob Woelfle
 
33223 OAKLEY, Mildred

Died peacefully, on Saturday, March 12. 1994, age 72 years, at St. Mary's Hospital, following a courageous struggle with cancer. Loving and supportive mother of Don and Gladys of Kitchener, Jim and Shirley of Waterloo, Murray and Betty Ann of Winnipeg, Larry and Bridget of Kitchener: grandma to 12 grandchildren who will miss her caring and friendship, Luke and Nancy: Trevor and Chris: Darcy, Kevin and friend Becky, Shawn, Neil and Lisa: Illisha, Vanessa and Bryce. Predeceased by her husband, Clarence (1983); her parents, Leander and Ida Woelfle and her brothers, Norman, Clayton, Vernon and her sisters, Margaret Oakley and Hilda Fleischauer. Mildred was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and the Friendship Circle. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 821 King St. W., Kitchener, this evening (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 825 King St. W., Kitchener on Wednesday at 11 am., Pastors Fred Ludolph and Don Pond officiating. Reception in the parish hall. Cremation will follow with a private family committal service at St. Peter's Cemetery.

The Record 14 Mar 1994 pg A6 
Mildred Woelfle
 
33224 MISS ALMA WOELLER

Miss. Alma Woeller, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Woeller, passed away Saturday morning after a lingering illness. Besides her parents she is survived by one sister, Violet and one brother, Vernon. The funeral services will be held from the family residence,18 Gordon avenue, on Tuesday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock in the afternoon. Interment will take place in Mount Hope cemetery. Rev. Dr. J. Maurer, pastor of First English Lutheran church of which the deceased was a member will be in charge.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 23 May 1932 pg 13 
Alma Woeller
 
33225 Family lore was that the family came in 1885, and son William came in 1888, when his duty in the army was over. The family left Germany to avoid the draft of Carl.1a

1aRichard Woller email 2011

______________

WILLIAM C. WOELLER


William Carl Woeller, retired municipal employee, passed away at his home, 18 Gordon avenue, at an early hour this morning. Mr.Woeller, born in Germany on Sept. 20, 1864, was in his 72nd year. He migrated to Canada in 1888, and in 1898 joined the staff of the Public Utilities Commission as engineer. He retired on Jan. 1, 1933, after holding the position 35 years. Mr. Woeller attended First English Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his wife, nee Mary Klem, one son, Vernon Woeller, city, one brother Carl Woeller, Waterloo, and one sister, Mrs. Fred Haas, city. Two daughters predeceased him.

The funeral will he held Wednesday afternoon with a service at the home at 3 o'clock and thence to Mount Hope Cemetery for burial. Rev. A. G. Jacobi will officiate. The remains will be resting a Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home until 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. 
Carl Fredrich William Woeller
 
33226 To Our Friends:

I wish to express my sincere thanks to those friends whose kind assistance was tendered us in our recent affliction. To the lady comrades of my late daughter, both at the button Works and at the W.G.&R. factory, for the kind expression of sympathy in the beautiful floral emblems, sent to the house, I wish to tender my heartfelt thanks.

Christoph Woeller1a

1aBerlin News Record 15 Mar 1897 
Caroline Johanne Auguste Woeller
 
33227 Family lore was that the family came in 1885, and son William came in 1888, when his duty in the army was over. The family left Germany to avoid the draft of Carl.1a

1aRichard Woller email 2011

_______________________

THE DEATH OF MR. CHRISTOPH WOELLER


There passed away at his home, 15 Mansion street, Berlin, last evening Mr. Christoph Woeller. The cause of death was apoplexy. Mr. Woeller although not in the best of health for the past year, had been able to be around until two weeks ago when he was taken to his bed.

Mr. Woeller had been a resident of Berlin for over thirty years and was highly respected by all who had made his acquaintance. Born in Charlottendorf, Rugen, Germany on November 28th, 1835, he with his wife and family came to America over thirty years, settling in Berlin. He was chiefly engaged in farm and drainage work in this vicinity. He was twice married. His first wife was Friederika Genz, to whom he was married in 1860. His second wife was Miss Mary Graff, who with four children survive him. The children are: Mr. William Woeller, Berlin, Mr. Carl Woeller, Waterloo, Lena Mrs. Fred Haase, Waterloo Township and one daughter in Germany.

The deceased was a faithful and member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. The funeral will held at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon at the residence, thence to St. Matthews Church. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery.2a

2aBerlin News Record 22 Nov 1913
 
Christopher Woeller
 
33228 THE REV. DAVID JOHN WOELLER B.A., S.T.B., D.D. (Trinity) Died peacefully in the company of his family, on July 12, 2006, at the age of 80. A devoted family man and community builder, David took great delight in his children and grandchildren and faithfully served as a priest in the Anglican Church for 55 years. Predeceased by his parents, Eitel Carl and Florence (Zeller). He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Woeller (Driscoll) and four children, Michael (Susan), David (Suzanne), Hilary (Christopher), Stephen (Cynthia). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Erin (Kevin), Katie (Ray), Sarah (Robb), David, Michael, James, Shannon, Leah, Matthew, Jacob, Michaela and Hannah. He leaves sister, Sylvia (Campbell) and brother, Michael. David retired in 1995 after nine years as General Secretary of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. He studied at United College at the University of Manitoba and Trinity College, University of Toronto. David was ordained Deacon and Priest in 1952 and his ministry began in Kitscoty, Alberta. Various responsibilities in the church brought David and his family to Ontario, Quebec and Canada's north. His work also took him abroad to the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. David experienced great joy in each opportunity to be enriched by meeting new people and his love of cultural diversity. For many years David and Elizabeth have been active members of the Church St. Philip-the-Apostle, Toronto (Caribou). He brought great energy and commitment to causes of social justice and all activities of the parish. David accepted his long struggle with Parkinson's with unparalleled dignity. Special thanks go to the staff at the Bridgepoint Healthcare Center where he spent the last two years and during his final days at Mt. Sinai Hospital. A celebration of David's ministry and family life has taken place on Saturday, July 15 at St. Philip-The-Apostle Church, 201 Caribou Rd. (Bathurst and Lawrence). In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to either the Parkinson Society of Canada (www.parkinson.ca) or the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (www.pwrdf.org). Humphrey Funeral Home, A.W. Miles Chapel, 416-487-4523.1a

1aTHE RECORD - Jul. 17, 2006 
Rev. David John Woeller
 
33229 It seems more likely that the year of birth was 1900 since the 1901 Berlin Census records Eitel Weller as being 1 year old that year. Eitell Carl Woeller
 
33230 WOELLER, Vernon - It is with sorrow and joy, that the family announce his passing away, peacefully at his home of February 27, 2001, in his 96th year.

Loving father of Louis and his wife Ann, Richard, Byron and his wife Pamela, Dianne and her husband Ray Steinke,and Robert Beskau. Beloved grandfather of Suzanne, Kathryn, Steven, Christopher, Stephanie, Eric, Laura, Timothy, Aaron, Michelle and Craig. Dear great-grandpa of William, Steven, Benjamin, Hannah and Meghann.

Predeceased by his parents, William and Mary; his wife, Wilhelmine Woeller (Knell), his daughter Maryanne Beskau, and his great-grandson, Daniel.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 11 a.m. A reception will be held in the Heritage Room of the funeral home following the service.

As Expressions of sympathy, in lieu of Flowers, donations to St. Peter's Lutheran TV Ministry or Canadian Cancer Society may be made by contacting Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 742-4481a

1aThe Record 28 Feb 2001 B7 
Vernon Linus Woeller
 
33231 Miss Violet Woeller

The death occured at the family residence at 1.30 o'clock this morning of Violet Woeller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Woeller of this city. The deceased was born in Kitchener and resided here during her entire life. The sadness of her passing is increased by the fact that she was predeceased by her only sister on May 22. Her parents and one brother, Vernon, survive. Miss Woeller was employed as a stenographer at the Lang Tanning Company. She was a member of the First English Lutheran church. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4.30 o'clock with a private service from the family residence with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 20 Jul 1932 
Violet Woeller
 
33232 KLAUS WOERNER
1939-2005


Klaus Woerner founded Automation Tooling Systems (ATS), which is today a global leader in automated manufacturing solutions.

Woerner was born in Tiengen, Germany and trained in Switzerland as a tool-and-die maker. He immigrated to Canada in 1960, and spent his first 14 years in Canada in various technician jobs, while studying engineering at night.

Woerner moved to Kitchener in 1974, and four years later mortgaged his home to start a small business making special purpose machines. Today, that company is ATS, which employs more than 4,000 people around the world, more than half of them in Waterloo Region.

Throughout his life and until his death in 2005 at the age of 65, Woerner proved himself to be a gifted engineer, entrepreneur and business leader. He made a significant contribution to the global automation industry, and in 1997 was named Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year.

Woerner embodied the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation for which Waterloo Region has become known. He was a community builder who was known for his philanthropy. His many substantial donations included support for the Centre in the Square, Conestoga College to upgrade robotics and automation equipment, and the University of Waterloo to establish a laboratory for automated manufacturing research.

Woerner also donated to the Grand River Hospital, the K-W Symphony, the K-W Philharmonic Choir, the YMCA, the Walter Bean Grand River Trail, the Grand River Conservation Authority, and Junior Achievement among other organizations.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Klaus Woerner
 
33233 died at 1 1/2 yrs. ? Wohlfarth
 
33234 died at 7 weeks ? Wohlfarth
 
33235 Mrs. John J. Warnholz

Elmira - Mrs. John J. Warnholz, 79, of 15 Bluebird Place died Sunday in Martin's Nursing Home here after a lengthy illness. The former Christine Woinowski, she was born Oct. 31, 1885 in Holland Township, Grey County. She lived in Elmira for four years and was a former resident of Kitchener. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Kitchener. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woinowski, she was predeceased by her first husband, Arno Totzke, in 1908 and by her second husband, John J. Warnholz, in 1959. Survivors include three sons, Ernest Warnholz of Windsor, Harold Totzke of Kitchener and Melville Totzke of Elmira; two brothers, Frederick Wayne and William Wynowsky, both of Kitchener; a sister, Mrs. Wilhelmina Vojer of Windsor; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. A. Schweitzer of St. Mark's Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, November 23, 1964 
Christine Woinoski
 
33236 YOUNG, Dorothy - Passed away peacefully, with family at her side on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Lisaard House, Cambridge at the age of 83. Loving mother of Penny Young (Leo Galliano) of Bluewater Beach, ON. Dear grandmother of Mathew Gehlsen and his fiance Cailin VanDerlip of Oakville. Dear sister of Arthur Woinoski of Waterloo, Mary Loan of Kitchener, Howard Woinoski of Richmond, BC. Remembered by a dear friend, Phyllis Charlton of Coburg. Predeceased by her parents, Edward and Mary Woinoski, brother Russell Woinoski and sister Ruth Prange. Dorothy retired from the Chamber of Commerce and was an active member of a duplicate bridge group. Dorothy's family will receive relatives and friends from 10-10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 followed by a memorial service in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations to Lisaard House, Cambridge would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Dorothy's memorial.1a

1aThe Record Newspaper 25 Jun 2007 
Dorothy Woinoski
 
33237 Edward Woinoski

A native of Willamsford, Ont., Edward Woinoski, 57, of 178 Simeon St., died today at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Woinoski was born Oct. 12, 1895, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woinoski. His widow, the former Mary Bollert whom he married at Kitchener in 1920, survives. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Also surviving are two sons, Howard of Kelowna, BC, and Arthur of Kitchener; three daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Ruth) Prange of Kitchener, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Young of Hamilton and Mrs. Douglas (Mary) Loan of Toronto, five brothers, Fred and William of Kitchener, John of Welland, George of Kirkland Lake and Charles of Alberta; three sisters, Mrs. George Sutton and Mrs. John Warnholtz of Kitchener, and Mrs. John Vojir of Windsor and five grandchildren. One son, Russell, was killed in France during the Second World War. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Monday1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Jan 1953 
Edward Woinoski
 
33238 Body Found
Kitchener, Ont., May 18 - the body of an elderly man, believed to be John Woinoski of the Kitchener House of Refuge, was found today on the Canadian Railways tracks near Breslau, six miles East of here. It is believed he was struck by a westbound train.1a

1aThe Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - 19 May 1949 - Page 27 
John Woinoski
 
33239 HUSHLEY, Charlotte

Of Golden Years Retirement Lodge, Cambridge, on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 85th year. Charlotte Wojcik, beloved wife of the late Peter Hushley (1968). Dear mother, of Diane Hushley of Toronto, Brenda Hushley (Frank deVries) of Aurora, and Debbie (John) Marshall of Markham. Lovingly remembered by grandson, Jeffrey Hushley of Pacifica, CA and step-grandsons, Christopher Marshall of New Brunswick and Jonathan Marshall of Australia. Sadly missed by her dog, Muffin. Predeceased by her parents, Karol and Alexandria Wojcik; one daughter, Linda, in infancy and brothers and sisters, Helen, Jean, Louise, Bill and Ed. Mrs. Hushley was born in Preston and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church, the C.W.L., the Women's Bowling League and was a P.S.W. with the Red Cross. Very special gratitude for mom's excellent care is extended to her Personal Support Workers, Aracely Johnston and Ann-Marie McIntyre and to the staff of Golden Years Retirement Lodge. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Clement's Cemetery, Cambridge. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 3:45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Clement's R.C. Church Fund would be appreciated by the family. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com

The Record-25 Oct 2007 
Charlotte Wojcik
 
33240 WOJCIK, Edward John

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in his 79th year. Beloved brother of Charlotte Hushley of Cambridge and Jean Liscki of Michigan. He will be especially missed by his nieces, Debbie, Brenda and her husband Frank, Diane and her son Jeff. Also his godchild, Carl and many nieces and nephews in Michigan. Survived by his sister-in-law, Laura and brother-in-law, Johnny. Predeceased by his parents, Karol and Alexandria Wojcik; brother, William; sisters, Helen and Louise; best friends and brothers-in-law, Peter, Smitty and Steve and two special canine friends, Patches and Toby. Edward was born on September 1, 1921 in Preston and has been a lifelong resident of the area. He was a member of St. Clement's RC Church; a former member of the Preston Legion Band and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126. He was a Veteran of the Second World War and was retired from Clare Brothers. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Qucenston Road, Cambridge this evening (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., cambridge on Monday, Nov. 8, 1999 at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Clement's Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 6 Nov 1999 pg B4 
Edward John "Edzui" Wojcik
 
33241 WOJTECZKO, Miroslaw (Mike)

After a courageous battle with cancer, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, April 23, 2003, in his 79th year. Dear husband of Ida and beloved father of Steve and wife Carmaleta of Cambridge, Anthony and wife Sandra of Kitchener and Angela Woolley and husband David of Cambridge. Beloved grandfather of Charlotte, Alexandria, Joshua, Shayne, Vanessa, Tiara and Emma. He is also survived by his two sisters in the Ukraine. Mike worked over 25 years for Croydon Manufacturing. He was a longtime member of the Waterloo Wellington Racing Pigeon Club and also a longtime member of the Cambridge Racing Pigeon Union. He was a former president of Cambridge Homing Society. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where a Ukrainian Panakuyda will be held this evening (Thursday) at 6 p.m. Visiting will follow after the service until 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Church, 582 Eagle St. N. Cambridge on Friday, April 25, 2003, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 24 Apr 2003 pg B7 
Miroslaw "Mike" Wojteczko
 
33242 WOJTOWICZ, Peter

Of 1747 Holley Cres., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1992, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 66th year. Dear husband of Regina Kudiba Graham; dear father of Janet Johnson. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Delmar and Karl Johnson and Lorraine Cox; three great-grandchildren, Brittany, Lindsay and Katelyn Johnson and one sister in Poland. Mr. Wojtowicz was born in Poland and came to Cambridge in 1953. He was employed at Hayes-Dana of Cambridge for over 30 years, retiring last December. He was a member of St Clement's RC Church and the Polish Alliance Club of Cambridge. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday) 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, Saturday, Dec. 19, 1992, at 10 a.m. Interment St. Clement's Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Dec 1992 pg A9 
Peter Wojtowicz
 
33243 Mrs. Antonia Hubacheck

Eighty-five-year-old Mrs. Antonia Hubacheck, R. R. 3, Erbsville, died yesterday at her residence. She had been ill three months. Mrs. Hubachcck was born, May 21, 1860, in Nezdire, Bohemia, to Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Voldrich and came to Canada 40 years ago. She was a member of St. Agatha R.C. Church. She is survived by five sons, Frank and Anthony of Erbsville, Charles of Petersburg and Joseph and Rudolph of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Nadrofsky of Kitchener and Mrs. Antonita Sykors of Breslau. There are 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband, Frank, whom she married on Oct. 10, 1881, in Strachen, Bohemia, died 27 years ago. She was also predeceased by one son and two daughters. The funeral service will be held publicly from St. Clement's R.C. Church, Preston, at 10 a.m. on Friday, with prayers at the Erbsville, residence, at 9 a.m. Interment will be in St. Clement's RC Cemetry, Preston. Rev. P. J. Meyer will officiate. Remains will rest at the Lippert-Gruhn Funeral Home until 2 p.m. on Thursday when they will be removed to the residence.

Kitchener Daily Record 27 Jun 1945 pg 15 
Antonia Woldzik
 
33244 Lived with George Hachborn. Christoph Wolf
 
33245 GEORG WOLF 1931 - 2006

Georg passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday October 19, 2006, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Lore (Braun) for 51 years. Proud father of Bernd and Mandy Wolf of Turks and Caicos Islands, Marita and Mark Smith of Kitchener, Michael and Marie Wolf of Waterloo, Claudia and Kevin Weeden of New Hamburg, Annette and John Does of Plattsville, and Sandra and Phillip Skradski of Waterloo. Georg was the loving Opa to his 13 grand-children, Alexander, Katrina and Oliver Wolf; Corey Smith; Christina and Connor Wolf; Amanda, Jessica and Fiona Weeden; Samantha and Olivia Does; Bennett and Matthew Skradski. Lovingly remembered by his brother and sisters in Germany, Malwine Trumm, Hilde Hoelzber, Anna Knoegel and Gerhard Wolf; brothers-in-law, Horst Braun (Brigitte), Carl Braun (Kathy) and sister-in-law Eleonore Bailey. Sadly missed by many dear friends. Predeceased by his parents, Gottlieb and Bertha Wolf in 1945, brothers Gottlieb, Karl and Emil and grandson Trevor George Smith in infancy. Georg was born in Lichtenthal, Romania on February 2, 1931. He and his siblings moved to Germany in 1946. In 1952, Georg immigrated to Saskatchewan. In 1953, he came to Kitchener where he met Lore Braun. They married on December 11, 1954 and had a busy life raising six children. After working in construction for many years he fulfilled his dream of returning to farming. He had a successful poultry farm and affec-tionately became known as "Chicken Georg". For the past two years, Georg and Lore made new friends at Waterpark Place in Waterloo. Georg enjoyed the membership of Concordia Club and the Transylvania Skat Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, card playing and lots of socializ-ing. He is especially remembered for his avid storytelling, wealth of knowledge and abundance of advice. Friends were invited to share their memories of Georg during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. South, Waterloo on Monday October 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Georg's life was held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday October 24, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. Immediately following, interment at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. A luncheon followed the interment at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, condolences and memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Grand River Hospital Foundation may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Georg, a tree will be planted by the funeral home through the Trees for Learning1a

1aThe Record 20 Oct 2006 
Georg Wolf
 
33246 WOLF, Valentin -- At St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. on Friday, June 26, aged 76 years, Valentin Wolf, of 51 Merner Ave. A member of the German Congregation of St. Mary's RC Church and a retired organist of the church. Son of the late Valentin Wolf and Katharina Paff; husband of the former Theresia Brucker; father of Valentin of Linwood, Joseph of Waterloo, Barbara (Mrs. Paul) Paulz of West Germany, Mrs. Theresa Bicha of Kitchener; brother of Franz of West Germany and Elizabeth of Oberkirschner of East Germany. Also survived by eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one brother, George. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St. after 7 p.m. tonight. Parish prayers Sunday at 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Monday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's RC Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Wilfred Systermans SAC officiating. Interment to follow in Woodland cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Jun 1981 
Valentine Wolf
 
33247 Age: 28
Occupation: German soldier
Crime: Murder of fellow POW
Date: Oct. 10, 1944
Location: Medicine Hat POW camp
Victim(s): Karl Lehmann
Method: Assault
Trial: June 24-29, 1946
Recommendation for mercy: Unknown
Hanged: Dec. 18, 1946 at Provincial Gaol, Lethbridge 
Walter Wolf
 
33248 Wolfe, A. L. [Albert Henry b. 25 Aug 1891, Blair, Waterloo, Ont.; next-of-kin: Henrietta G. Wolfe, wife; regimental number: 751166]1a

1aBrook Skelton, Military Honour Rolls and Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo Kin, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society 2007 *bracketed information from the WW1 Attestation Papers 
Albert Henry Wolfe
 
33249 WOLFE, Clara Lillian - Peacefully, on Friday, April 9, 2004, in her 99th year, an aunt, great-aunt, friend and a great lady, passed away. She leaves behind her loving four nieces and three nephews. Clara was ,a wonderful and thoughtful great-aunt over the years to 16 great-nieces and 14 great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Lydia Wolfe. With the lust she had for life, Clara was the last child of seven children to pass away. Her great joy in life's little pleasures lives on in anyone who crossed her path. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener today (Monday, April 12, 2004) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel,, Chapel on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at -1 p.m., Rev. Lee Haughton officiating with Rev. Bruce Seebach participating. Reception will follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be placed by contacting the fu-neral home at 745-9495 or through 1057@alderwoods.com A special thank you to the staff at Victoria Place and the third floor of St. Mary's Hospital for all their kindness and compassion. Thinking, remembering and never forgetting.1a

1aThe Record 9 Apr 2004 
Clara Lillian Wolfe
 
33250 Mrs. Thomas C. Bartholomew - Mrs. Thomas C. Bartholomew died at her home, 247 Franklin St. N., Tuesday. She was 92. The former Emma Matilda Wolfe, she was born Dec. 27, 1875, in Hawkesville, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wolfe. She was a member of the Kitchener Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her husband, to whom she was married March 16, 1897, in Blair, predeceased. Surviving are one son, Thomas George of Durham; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Lolly) Becker of Blair and Mrs. Gordon (Grace) Wildfong of Hespeler; three brothers, Henry of Teeswater, formerly of Ayr; Charles of Lakewood, Ohio, and Ervin E. of Kelowna, B.C.; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Olive; one brother, Menno; and two sisters, Mrs. Tilman Shafer and Mrs. Rebecca Schmidt. The body will be at the Keffer Funeral Home, after noon Saturday. The service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 2 pm by Pastor Matthew Weststrate. Burial will be in Strasburg Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Emma Matilda Wolfe
 
33251 Jean Kidman

Former Ayr resident Jean Kidman died at Parklane Terrace, Paris on Thursday, January 6, 2005. Mrs. Kidman was in her 83rd year.

Born in Woodstock she was daughter of the late Daisy Cooper and Barney Wolfe. She was predeceased by her husband, the late Christopher Kidman in 1991 and is survived by her children, George and Irene of Kingston, Dave and Dianne of Port Elgin, Alan and Mary of Ayr and daughter-in-law Marlene of New Hamburg; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brother Tim and Linda Wolfe of Sault St. Marie and by sisters, Marie and Jim Upfold of Sudbury and Helen Watson of London.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by her son John in 1986. A private family service will be held. Cremation has taken place and interment will be in Ayr Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home.


The Ayr News Jan 12 2005 pg 12 
Jean Wolfe
 
33252 Servant to Jacob and Elizabeth Wolf Magdalina Wolfe
 
33253 CLEMENS, Margaret Isobel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Isobel Clemens, at her home on Saturday, November 10, 2007. She is the beloved wife of the late Lloyd Carl Clemens (2004) and daughter of the late Roger (Bert) and Edna Wolfe. Dear sister-in-law of Edward (Doris) Clemens, Glen (the late Kay, 2003). Isobel (Murray) McBain and Velma Parks. Also survived by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Margaret will be remembered by her many friends, from her long career with the Bank of Montreal and her extended family of the former St. Andrews United Church, Preston. At Margaret's wish, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lounsbury Funeral Home, Cambridge.

The Record 12 Nov 2007 pg B7 
Margaret Isobel Wolfe
 
33254 CAUGHT IN BELT AND WAS KILLED

Percy Wolfe, 27 Rudy St., Victim Of Fatal Tragedy At Bauer's Ltd. While At Work Today

Percy Wolfe, 27 Rudy Street, was so badly hurt this morning about at 11.50 at Bauer’s shoddy mill on King Street, when he was drawn into a picker by means of the belt, that he died a little over half an hour later. Apparently no one saw the accident and the cries of the injured man attracted the attention of fellow workers. He was extricated quickly and medical assistance summoned immedlately but in spite of the efforts of Drs. McNally. Zwick and McGarvill, Wolfe pasted away about 12.30. Officials at the factory are at a loss to account for the accident, not knowing whether Wolfe's clothes got caught in the belting or whether he slipped and fell into the belting or in what manner the tragedy occurred. He was badly mangled about the head and sides and it is thought that death was due to a rib puncturing his lung. The late Mr. Wolfe, who was about 30 years of age, is survived by his wife and three children. Coroner Dr. Wellman has ordered an inquest and the jury will be selected late this afternoon and will than view the body at Bauer's after which it is likely that an adjourment will be taken until after the funeral.

Kitchener Daily Record 14 Oct 1924 pg 2 
Percy R. Wolfe
 
33255 Wolfe, R. [Roy b. 1 Feb 1894, Waterloo, Ont.; teamster; next-of-kin: Anna Maria Wolfe, wife; regimental number: 751128; listed on attestation paper as Roman Catholic]1a

1aBrook Skelton, Military Honour Rolls and Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo Kin, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society 2007 *bracketed information from the WW1 Attestation Papers 
Roy Wolfe
 
33256 Died In Toronto, on Saturday, August 11 1945, at 12:00 p.m. William Harold Wolfe The Funeral Will take place from the W.O.Ball Funeral Parlor, Ayr, on Wednesday, August 15th, at 2:30 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
William Harold Wolfe
 
33257 WM. H. WOLFE.
New Hamburg likes him and he likes New Hamburg, so it's a mutually satisfactory arrangement in the case of Mr. Wm. H. Wolfe, the town's popular shoe-man. Mr. Wolfe thoroughly understands the shoe business from a practical standpoint. He is the only retailer who deals only in shoes. With his practical knowledge and giving his undivided at-tention to the business, it stands to rea-son that Mr. Wolfe can make good in the boot and shoe line. He carries a fine line of men's, boys', ladies' and well everything required from infancy to old age. Custom work and repairing arc given close attention. Mr. Wolfe's long record as a business man reflects great credit upon himself.1a

1aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hambug, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
William Henry Wolfe
 
33258 Borne, Erma I. - At the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, peacefully, surrounded by her family, the former Erma Wolff, aged 81 years. Erma was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Queen Street and a member of the Happy Gang of the Church and had been employed with Merchants Printing for many years until her retirement in 1982. Sister to Hilda Anderson and Dorothy Dunn, both of Kitchener; Aunt to Jane Huegle and Bill Anderson and his wife Gay, Gary Huegle and his wife Lorie, Kathie and her husband Zoli Hodry, Chris and her husband Lance Brunk, Angela Anderson and her fiancé Rob Jackson, Jennifer, Andrea, Stephanie and Michelle Hodry, Barbara and Alyssa Huegle. Also survived by many special friends. Predeceased by her parents, Angus Wolff and Annie Dahmer; her husband, Richard in 1984; one brother, Lester and two sisters, Delilah and Helen. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener this evening (Monday) from 7-9 pm, and Tuesday from 11 am till service time. The funeral service will be held from the chapel at 2:30 pm, with Pastor Alan Scharlach officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Erma I. Wolff
 
33259 A native of Duhren, Municipality of Sinsheim, Grand Duchy of Baden. Survived by her husband and 5 underage children. Carolina Wolfhart
 
33260 After 5 days of suffering. Carolina Wolfhart
 
33261 Edmund Wollis was born at Barnoldby-Beck, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, on January 27th, 1823. In the year 1844 he came to Canada and for about two years worked in the townships of Darlington and Pickering. One morning in the spring time of 1846 he landed in Elora and then walked to Winterbourne to see the land in Waterloo County, of which he had heard. The river road through the long woods was only chopped out to about half its proper width, the logs forming the corduroy road were floating about in the many swamps, while, from the James Ross farm at the 'big bend' to the 'big ridge,' a distance of more than three miles, was without a clearing on either side of the road. Mr. Wollis soon took up his farm on the east side of the river road, at the 'little ridge.' To the south of him was Thomas Adsett's farm, while across the road from Adset, on the west,. was Richard Moreill and opposite to Mr. Wollis was, a little later, Stephen Webster. Each of these made clearings on the corners of their farms adjoining, so, that, as Mr. Wollis says, "they soon let daylight in."

Mr. Wollis was married in August, 1855, to Jane Mackie, whose parents had come to Winterbourne, from Aberdeenshire, in October, 1837. Of their family: Margaret married John Elsley and lives near Mt. Forest; Mary died in September, 1900; George married Esther Gillies, near Mt. Forest; Annie married Samuel Burnett, lives near Listowel; Edmund married Alice Kirkness and lives near Mt. Forest; Elizabeth married William Glennie, lives in Eramosa, and Sarah, living with her parents, who, a few years ago, retired and now live in their comfortable home on the Elora and Salem road.1a

1aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Edmund Wollis
 
33262 WOLOSINECKY, William (Bill)

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, March 14, 2010, in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Gerrie Grainge and loving father of Michael and Alex both of Cambridge. Loving son of Anna Wolosinecky and brothers, Walt and his wife Brenda and Bob and his wife Laura all of Cambridge. Predeceased by his father Ivan. William was born in Galt on September 2, 1953 and has lived all his life in Cambridge and was employed with Rockwell Automation. Bill had a love for his family and friends, and a passion for fishing, golf, hockey, and walking his best friends, Tessa and Buddy. The family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ambrose R. C. Church 210 South Street, South Cambridge on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at 11A.M. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 24 Mar 2010 
William "Bill" Wolosinecky
 
33263 A native of Kulsheim, Baden. Survived by 12 children. Teresia Wolpert
 
33264 Ford Homes Historic District History by Joseph Oldenburg

In late 1918 the Henry Ford & Son tractor plant, located south of the present Conrail tracks and east of present Oakwood, employed some 400 men. The plant had been started in 1915 to build a tractor that Henry Ford hoped would help his friend, the American farmer. The tractor sold well and brought prosperity to the tractor plant workers, but the workers faced other problems. Most of them were forced to rent homes in Detroit for the then high rate of $75 a month and spend an hour each day on a crowded Detroit United Railway streetcar to get to work. Rents for the few houses in Dearborn were very high, and a general building slump had hit the country as World War I was winding down.

At this time someone approached Henry Ford with the idea of solving Dearborn's housing problems and also showing the rest of the country that home building was feasible despite the economic climate. E.G. Liebold, Henry Ford's personal secretary, may have been the person who suggested it to Ford. It is also said that possibly Clara Bryant Ford, Henry's wife, was an early advocate of the idea. Whoever initiated the idea, Ford gave his 'hearty approval' as long as his name was not connected with the project in order that it could succeed or fail on its own merit. Henry Ford also gave three suggestions to the project planners. First, the group of homes should be sufficiently different in appearance to avoid the thought that they were machine made. Second, that they be of suitable size to accommodate an average family in ample comfort. Third, the best materials be used.....

Liebold instructed Albert Wood, an architect on the Ford Motor Company staff and chief construction engineer of the Henry Ford Hospital, to design various models to comply with Henry Ford's 'suggestions' and at a price the average working man could afford. The result was six different models designated A, B, C, D, E, and F. All were two story homes and the original six models were limited to a living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a porch. The only four-bedroom model, of which only 13 were built, was a replacement for the D home in the first group......

The building of the Ford Homes began in May 1919 on Park Street. The plan was to put up 94 homes the first year. A Detroit Journal article of July 21, 1919, states that 40 homes were then under construction on the Dearborn Realty property. Between May and October the 33 houses on the south side of Park were completed and ready for occupancy. The remaining 61 homes on Nona, which had also been started in May 1919, were completed by November 1919 and were sold and occupied immediately. Albert Wood, the Ford Home architect, bought a home at 22685 Nona and lived there until 1925 and Harry C. Vicarey, head of the mechanical work on the construction, bought the home at 22645 Nona and lived there until late 1978. In 1920, from May to November the remaining 156 Ford Homes were built on Beech, Military, Francis, Edison, and Gregory....1

1Ford Homes Historic District History by Joseph Oldenburg  
Albert Gardner Wood
 
33265 HALL (ELLIS), Alma Irene "Jean" (nee Wood) Peacefully, at the Brierwood Gardens, Brantford on Saturday, September 3, 2011 of Ayr, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Jim Ellis (1965); loved mother of Darlene Savage (Orvie); cherished grandmother of Jamie (Heather) and Angie Finbow (Tim); cherished great grandmother of Andrew and Zachary Savage and Parker and Mackenzie Finbow. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pre- deceased by brothers Bill, Clayton, Murray, Stan, George Wood and sisters Anna Gilbert and Florence Lewis. Jean was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 Paris Ladies Auxiliary and participated in the Terry Fox Run for many years. She was a former employee of Penman's, Schneider's and the Queen's Tavern, Ayr. Friends will be received at the AYR CHAPEL, Wm. KIPP FUNERAL HOME , 183 Northumberland Street, Ayr on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Heart & Stroke Foundations and the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP, 519-632-8228.

The Waterloo Region Record Sep 7 2011 
Alma Irene "Jean" Wood
 
33266 Dr Benjamin Walter Wood born 17/4/1914. He married Marion Robertson on 6/8/1942 and they had three children Richard John; Christine Margaret and Paul Frederick. Dr. Benjamin Walter Wood
 
33267 From Death Record Florence Martha Wood
 
33268 Wood, Francis Leonard (Frank) - On Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000 at the age of 72 years. Frank was a member of St. Agatha RC Church, farmed 34 years in Josephburg with the help of his wife and children and also employed for 35 years with B.F. Goodrich. Loving husband and best friend of Helen Wood (Scott) for 54 years. Dear father of Fran (Wes Lillie), Claudia Wood, Gib (Patti), Richard (Brenda), all of Kitchener, Alice (John Bruckman) of Petersburg. Predeceased by a daughter, Judith Wood. Special friend, his son-in-law, Mike Callan of Cambridge. Grandfather of Jeff (Michelle), Chris (Tori), Melissa, Armanda, Mitchell, Melanie, Taylor, Kyle and Eva. There is one precious great-grandson waiting. Brother of Eleanor (Jack Mason) of Sauble Beach, Walter (Jean) of Cambridge, Claude (Anne) of Waterloo, Robert (Jean) of Baden, Leonard (Chris) of Kitchener and Tom of Arthur. Predeceased by his parents, Ella and Frank Wood formerly of Kitchener; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Ken Cook. Visitation at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha RC Church on Friday at 2 pm, with Rev. Charles Fedy officiating. Cremation will follow. Donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A special thank you to Dr. Ginger Potts and staff, Dr. Donna Ward and staff, the Robertson Brown Health Services and fifth floor nurses at K-W Health entre of Grand River Hospital for the great care and compassion he received.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Francis Leonard Wood
 
33269 Wood, Frank Benjamin - On Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1975, at St. Mary's Hospital, Frank B. Wood, age 74 years, of Paisley, Ont., formerly of Breslau. Born in Dwight, Ont., he was employed at the Kitchener Post Office until retiring nine years ago; a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Kitchener branch 50, served for five years overseas during the Second World War; son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wood. Husband of Eleanor Minikowski whom he married Sept. 26, 1927; father of Frank Jr. of St. Agatha, Walter of Cambridge (Preston), Robert of Baden, Claude, Leonard and Thomas, all of Waterloo, Mrs. Ken (Lucille) Cook of Kitchener and Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) Mason of Route 2, Arthur; brother of Norman, Sydney and Alfred, all of Toronto; also survived by 31 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; predeceased by one sister.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Frank Benjamin Wood
 
33270 May be the father of Eonundrew Wood who he lived with in 1852. George Wood
 
33271 WOOD, George H.

Of Golden Years Retirement Home, Cambridge, on Tuesday, July 21,1992, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Martin: dear father of Barry and his wife Sheila of Mississauga. Loving grandfather of two grandchildren. Mr. Wood was born in Hamilton, Ont., resided in Cambridge for 50 years, retired from the Grand River Railway and was a veteran of the Second World War. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Wednesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home, Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Jul 1992 pg A15 
George Henry Wood
 
33272 JAMES WOOD

Died at Hamilton General Hospital, Sunday, Oct, 6. James Robert Wood, beloved husband of Elizabeth Little Henderson, in his 59th year. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock from the late residence on the Breslau Road. Interment in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 7 Oct 1935 pg 13 
James Robert Wood
 
33273 In Memoriam Died At Hamilton General Hospital, on Sunday, October 6th, 1935 James Robert Wood Beloved husband of Elizabeth L. Henderson In his 59th year. The Funeral Will be held from his late residence, Breslau Road, on Tuesday, Ocober [sic] 8th, at 2.30 p.m. Interment in Preston Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
James Robert Wood
 
33274 Died In Hespeler, on Sunday, Nov. 30th, 1902, at 2.30 P.M., Jane Wood, Relict of the late Benjamin Halstead, In her 73rd year. The Funeral Will take place from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Rife, Queen Street East, on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 3rd at 1.30 o'clock, to Hespeler Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Hespeler, Dec. 1st, 1902.1a

1a
Funeral Card of Jane Wood 
Jane Wood
 
33275 Miss Jessie Wood

PRESTON, July 16 — Jessie Wood, 72, well-known resident of Kitchener Rd. district, Preston, died at her home last evening a fter an illness of several years. Miss Wood was born in Glen Allan and came to Preston, as a child, residing here all her life. The deceased received her education at the Preston Public School and Tassie Hall, Galt. She was a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore and did special hospital nursing duty every winter. A charter member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Preston, the late Miss Wood, was also a charter member of the Women's Missionary Society of the church, in which she also held a life membership. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. D. W. Elsley, of Hamilton; a brother, William, of La Verne, California; a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. R. Wood, Preston. Five nieces and one nephew also survive. The late Miss Wood is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home until Wednesday, July 17. Funeral service will be held at the residence, on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 16 Jul 1946 pg 17 
Jessie Wood
 
33276 EARLY SETTLER AND HIGHLY RESPECTED CITIZEN

In the passing of John Wood, Sr., Friday, this community lost of its most public spirited citizens and on who has done much toward furthering all enterprises which tend toward the general welfare of the people of the community.

Mr. Wood was a man of ability, well read, honest, broad minded, pleasant and open hearted, and his departure will be felt deeply by the entire community.

John Wood, Sr., son of Charles and Jane Wood, was born in the county of Caven, Ireland, March 6, 1852, and died in Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan 3, 1918, at the age of 66 years, 9 months, 27 days.

At the age of three, he came with his parents to Gault (sp), Ont., Canada, where he spent his early youth.

On Dec. 31, 1871 he was united in marriage to Annie Seegmiller of Petersburg, Ontario. To this union twelve Children were born, nine of whom survive: Alexander of Detroit, Charles, John, Jr., Bess, Mrs. R.A. Wilson, Mrs. Fran Cunningham all of Kingsley, Mrs Roy Monroe of Traverse City and Wellington of Munasing.

Besides the immediate family he leaves five brothers, one sister, fourteen grandchildren and a host of friends.

Mr. Wood was one of the early settlers of this region, having moved with his family to Grand Traverse county twenty-six years ago, settling on the farm he owned at the time of his death.

While a citizen of Canada he served three years as a volunteer in her military organization and she could not boast a more loyal subject, but on his arrival in Michigan, his first act was to take out naturalization papers and since his residence here his unswerving loyalty to his adopted country has been worthy of emulation by our native sons as well as those who have chosen this land of ours for a home.

A pioneer granger, he was for many years Master of Summit City Grange and was again elected to that office while in the hospital in Grand Rapids. His genial spirit and fraternal loyalty will be missed by all the Grangers.

having had the welfare of the community at heart he was greatly interested in the Kingsley fairs and was elected secretary the first year and held the office through the succeeding years. It was always his aim to have each succeeding fair better and worked unceasingly to this end.

The funeral was held from the home of his son, Charles, Monday, Jan 7. Rev Simonds preached a beautiful and touching sermon.

Many beautiful flowers were given as silent tribute to the esteem in which he was held. The body is at rest in Evergreen cemetery.

A loving husband and father, a helpful neighbor and loyal friend he will be sadly missed by all.1a

1a\bTraverse City Record Eagle

_______________________


REMEMBER: WHEN A WEE BIT O' THE IRISH SETTLED IN TRAVERSE CITY

"...it was their father who came over from the old country and settled in this region. Perhaps as part of the great Irish emigration resulting from the potato famine in 1845-1846, John Wood, Sr. crossed over with his family around the age of three. His children remember him recounting the trip - "How well I remember crossin the ocean. Six weeks we were-smallpox broke out aboard ship, and tho' but a wee lad I stood by 'mither's' side while they lowered the tiny body into the ocean. Where we landed in Halifax we were not permitted to leave the ship for fear of spreadin' the sickness. There we were, with barely enough food to keep us alive, no clear water, nor soap to bathe ourselves. That's how it all began -that's how we cam to be called "The Dirty Irish." Towards the latter part of the century he and his German wife homesteaded a farm on Old Mission Peninsula."2a

2a\bTraverse City Record Eagle March 15, 1975 - Page 3 
John Wood
 
33277 Baby Judith Wood - Judith Eleanor Wood, 2-1/2 months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wood, RR 1, St. Agatha, died at the K-W Hospital today. Surviving are the parents and one sister, Frances, 4. Private funeral service will be held at the Walsh Funeral Home Friday with interment in Kitchener Mount Hope RC Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Judith Wood
 
33278 MARY WOOD

PRESTON, March 26— Mary M. Wood, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, Kress Hill, died at her home yesterday. She had been ailing for some years. Born at Glenallen, the late Miss Wood came to Preston 56 years ago from Winterbourne and since has been a resident of Preston. She was an original member of Knox Presbyterian church and had been an active worker on its behalf. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Jessie Wood at home and Mrs. D. W. Elsley of Hamilton and one brother, William of Laverne, California. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from the residence on Kress Hill after which Interment will be made in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 26 Mar 1938 pg 19 
Mary Main Wood
 
33279 LONG ISLAND JOURNAL; In a Household of Music, Finding a Voice

By MARCELLE S. FISCHLER Published: October 28, 2001

MUSIC and art have always been intertwined in the Wood household.

At 80, Paul Wood is a prolific artist, a stained-glass maker from a family of wood sculptors, tapestry-makers and sanctuary designers. He has transformed bits of colored glass into lofty stained-glass windows at more than 100 synagogues, churches and libraries, including 34 on Long Island. His wife, Jacqueline, 70, is a pianist and piano teacher.

Growing up in their Port Washington home, Mark Wood, now 44 and an electric violinist, composer and inventor, had a string quartet with his three brothers. Stephen, now 47, and Paul M., 43, also played violin. Greg, now 46, was the cellist. Every night before they went to bed, they would ask their mother to play pieces by Chopin and Schumann. Enamored, their father painted scenes of the living-room recitals.

''I never knew growing up what kind of an incubator this was,'' said Mark Wood, sitting in the art-filled living room of his parents' home recently. ''Three of us became professional musicians.''

While Stephen and Greg Wood stuck to classical, and Paul Wood chose another route and is a filmmaker working in computers, Mark Wood searched for his own voice.

''I was so fascinated by wood and sculpting wood,'' he said. ''I was also fascinated by the violin.'' He built his first electric violin in junior high school.

He trained with Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood and at Juilliard, but yearned for the sounds of Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and Van Halen. Instead of dropping the violin and playing the guitar, he added additional strings to the violin and became a rock violinist.
As a young adult, he slept on the floor of his father's woodworking shop and art studio. ''My education was smelling, hearing,'' Mark Wood said. ''Hearing the brushes stroke, smelling the turpentine and the sawdust smells at night when I would go and build violins in the woodshop. It was a 24-hours-a-day absorption.''

Mr. Wood calls himself ''the first heavy metal violinist.'' He has a violin-making shop in Huntington and fiddles on his own patented line of mutant-looking violins that have names like Viper, Sabre, Stingray and the Violator but produce sounds like a Stradivarius one moment, Jimi Hendrix the next.

He also has four solo albums, performed a duet on tour with Celine Dion two years ago, collaborated with Billy Joel on ''All About Soul'' and worked with Lenny Kravitz and Everclear. He received Emmy nominations for composing the theme music for the 1998 Winter Olympics for CBS and for an ABC documentary.

''I'm finding at this point in my life that every part of the disciplines that I grew up with -- art, music, wood sculpture -- created a sort of a nucleus of one person's career,'' Mr. Wood said. ''I am able to combine all these disciplines together.''

Six months ago, Mr. Wood was helping his father move his paintings and artwork to a new, revolving but permanent gallery at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, where the artist installed 600 square feet of stained glass in 1996. Mark Wood suddenly realized that show needed to be about more than art.

''It hit me that I should write music specifically inspired by his paintings since I grew up seeing them and smelling them and feeling them and experiencing them,'' Mark Wood said.

Paul Wood was born in Canada, part of a line of architects and builders that dates to 1610. His father, Albert Wood, was Henry Ford's architect in Detroit. When the Depression hit, Albert Wood piled his seven children and his wife into a car and drove to New York. Later, he opened a handmade furniture, architectural and artistic business, Albert Wood and Five Sons, in Port Washington and found a niche in church building.
Paul Wood joined the family firm as a portrait painter. When church work dwindled, the specialty became synagogues. Paul Wood first designed the stained glass in watercolor, soon learning to do the craftsmanship himself. In the past five years, he has done windows at Young Israel of West Hempstead and Young Israel of Long Beach and a circular mosaic at his own church, Our Lady of Fatima, in Manorhaven.
He never stopped painting. At his Great Neck studio, he is working on a six-by-nine-foot painting of the parting of the Red Sea and does watercolors at home. The lyrical collection has three familiar themes: music, family and spirituality.

Mark Wood spent hours trying to figure out what his father's paintings would sound like. Then he recorded ''Portrait of an Artist'' with the Grammy-winning producer Adam Abeshouse. A double string quartet, including Mark and Greg Wood, will perform contemporary chamber music at his father's opening reception today at 4 p.m. at Temple Emanuel. Mark Wood's wife, Laura Kaye, will do the vocals.

''The musical language is a direct plug in to this artwork,'' Mark Wood said. ''I wanted to be as emotional as the paintings were and the way you do that is through melody and harmony.''

The chamber compositions are unplugged, acoustical movements that draw on his classical background but are influenced by rock and jazz.
''I enjoyed immensely really separating myself as a composer and letting the music come from somewhere above and filter through me, grabbing onto all the experiences that I had as a child, growing up in the family and seeing his work,'' he said.1

1The New York Times 28 Oct 2001

__________________________

Artist Paul Wood Dies

Longtime Port Washington resident and distinguished artist and teacher Paul Wood passed away on Sunday August 24. He was with his family and in the home that he built with his wife over 50 years ago.

Paul Wood was born in Canada in 1922, part of a line of architects and builders that dates to 1610. His father, Albert Wood, was Henry Ford's architect in Detroit until the depression when the family came to New York, discovered Port Washington, and ultimately set up what was to become the successful family handmade furniture, architectural and artistic business, Albert Wood and Five Sons.

Drafted into the army in 1943, Paul was stationed in Hawaii where he became the artist at his post and did more than 50 portraits and murals over the course of two years. In addition, Paul received the Army commendation ribbon. His portrait work continued long after the war and graces many law libraries, corporations, and private collections.

Mr. Wood studied at the Art Students' League and the National Academy of Design, and in 1948, he established an art school in Port Washington, where he taught his unique method of painting for more than 50 years. He was the long-time head of the Art Council at the Port Washington Public Library where one of his large mosaics is on display.

He was well versed in numerous artistic mediums, including oils, watercolors, mosaics and stained glass. He designed stained glass windows, mosaics and tapestries for more than one hundred churches and synagogues in almost every state. His book on stained glass crafting was the first definitive work on the art; and he followed it up with three more on similar themes and one on painting. His highly original watercolors evolved later in his career and are musings on life, love, family, and the world around him.

A permanent exhibition of his artwork can be found at the Paul Wood Gallery at Temple Emanuel in Great Neck, dedicated in 2001. This show is the cumulative representation of Paul's lifetime of creative work and is a summation of his themes of family, faith, and love. The entire sanctuary was designed and installed in 1996 from Paul's creative and spiritual vision in collaboration with Rabbi Robert Widdom, and is an inspiration to everyone.

Mr. Wood described himself as follows: "My basic philosophy is that art is an extension of a person and therefore it's the most personal form of expression. The impetus of my paintings is to share my feelings of joy, wonder, and enthusiasm. I'd like to leave a beautiful trace behind me, in living and affecting other people." Paul Wood's dream has certainly been fulfilled and will live on through his work and his family. His soul illuminates everything and everyone he has ever touched with an aura of wonder and joy. He had the innate ability of finding humor in every facet of his life. His integrity as an artist was matched only by his integrity as a man.

He is survived by his beloved wife Jacqueline to whom he was married for 50 years; his four sons Steven, Gregory, Mark, and Paul; and five grandchildren, Ryan, Adrianne, Zachary, Jacob, and Elijah.

Visitation is on Friday August 29, 2003 at Knowles Funeral Home located at 128 Main Street in Port Washington, New York. The hours will be in the afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and in the evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday August 30, 2003 at Our Lady of Fatima on Manorhaven Blvd. in Port Washington, New York.
A special memorial service will be held on Sunday September 28 2003 at 12:00 p.m. at Temple Emanuel on Hicks Lane in Great Neck, New York.2

2Manhasset Press 29 Aug 2003 
Paul Winthrop Wood
 
33280 WOOD, Robert

Of Kitchener Road, Cambridge, on November 25, 1992, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Marion Sharman; dear father of Marian Comeau, Margaret (Mrs. Paul Stauffer), Jan (Mrs. Jamie Robertson) and Jim Wood. Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren, Dean and Dan Comeau, Jessica, Robert and James Wood, Sarah, Matthew and Wood Stauffer, Steven and Elizabeth Robertson. Also survived by three sisters, Janet Pleasance, Helen (Mrs. Munro Fraser) and Margaret Wood. Predeceased by his mother and father and one sister, Elizabeth Hill. Robert was born in Cambridge (Preston) and was a retired trainman from the Grand River and CPR Railway. A member and past elder of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, life member of the Pioneer and Galt Sportsman Club, Ancient Mariners Canoe Club, Galt Swinging Eights and a member of the senior citizens of Preston. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, 1992 at Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, Cambridge at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Al Beaton officiating. Interment in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Nov 1992 pg A11 
Robert Henderson Wood
 
33281 1851 - Thomas Wood is in same household as Archd. Henderson. Thomas Wood
 
33282 THOMAS L. WOOD KNOX.

I was born free in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, but removed to Pittsburg. I should not have left the States only that I was not treated with respect. I would go to market with provisions off a farm I rented in New Brighton. When I got into Pittsburg, other farmers would drive in with their teams into the tavern yard, and get their breakfasts and go and sell out, before I could get any thing to eat: so that by the time I would get to market, the best of it would be over. The same thing would run through all the conduct of the whites. In the place where I went, they were opposed to my coming,--but after four years they were grieved to have me come away. But I could not stand it, and left for Canada. I have been in Canada eleven years--eight in the Queen's Bush. When I came here it was a complete wilderness: I took hold and cleared a farm. I would rather have remained in my native country, among my friends, could I have had such treatment as I felt that I deserved. But that was not to be, and I came into the wilderness.

Most of the colored people living here are doing as well, if not better, than one could reasonably expect. Most of the grown people among them are fugitive slaves. I know of but one, free-born, from Pennsylvania, and that is myself. The number here I cannot speak of with any certainty. Many have removed to Owen's Sound and other places: there may be now five hundred persons. All are equal here: I have been about here a great deal, but have seen no prejudice at all.1a

1a"A north-side view of slavery. The refugee: or, The narratives of fugitive slaves in Canada. Related by themselves, with an account of the history and condition of the colored population of Upper Canada" pg 193-195 
Thomas L. Wood Knox
 
33283 Lived with daughter Annie McMillan Davidson. Agnes Woodburn
 
33284 WOODBURN, William

Of 238 Hedley St., Cambridge (P), at the Simcoe Hospital, Friday, July 4, 1980, in his 80th year, William Woodburn. Beloved husband of Ethel Gassor; dear father of Douglas of Caledonia, and Joyce (Mrs. Joe Dutra) of Cambridge. Also survived by one sister Mrs. Sue Weiler of Paris, Ont. and five grandchildren. Mr. Woodburn was born in England and had been a resident of Cambridge for 68 years. Retired from Jamesway Co. of Cambridge. A veteran of the Second World War, serving in the HLI. A member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., until, Monday noon, then to St. John's Anglican Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Jul 1980 pg 25 
William Woodburn
 
33285 Woodcock, F. D., commission merchant and miller. Holds the office of Councillor of village. Is a native of Wigan, England, and has resided here since 1870. Owns village property, valued at $2,000.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Village of New Hamburg entries)  
Francis D. Woodcock
 
33286 JONES - Ada D.

Of The Preston Springs Garden, formerly of Shettleston Drive, Cambridge, Saturday, December 16, 1989, at The Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 94th year. Ada Woodfield beloved wife of the late John R. Jones and dear mother of John of Hamilton and Mrs. Ada Gaunt of Cambridge, also survived by four grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one daughter Dorothy, also survived by one brother ,William Woodfield of Cambridge, two sisters Mrs. May Newman of St. Catherines and Mrs. Ernest McCue of Las Vegas. Mrs. Jones was born in England and lived in Cambridge and area for a great number of years. Member of St. Luke's Anglican Church. Friends will be received at The Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at The Funeral Home, Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1989 
Ada Dorothy Woodfield
 
33287 WOODFIELD, VF3CYK, William (Bill) Henry

Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at Cambridge Country Manor, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Wilimina Vos (1968). Predeceased by his son John (1982). Survived by his nieces, Violet Siddons and her husband George of Cambridge and Ellen Aris and her husband Albert of Strathroy. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Edith Woodfield. Mr. Woodfield was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, a former Sunday School Superintendent, was retired from Eastern Steel Products, a member of the Cambridge Amateur Radio Club, a past member of the Ancient Mariners and a former member of the Galt Swinging Eight. He served with the Royal Canadian Army, Signal Corp during the Second World War and served in England and Europe and was a volunteer at Durward Senior Center. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Monday, November 7, 2005, at 11 a.m., with Canon David Bowyer officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 5 Nov 2005 pg B5 
William Henry "Bill" Woodfield
 
33288 Augusta Woodhead

PRESTON, March 1— Well-known Preston resident for the past 39 years Augusta Woodhead, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Woodhead, died in St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, at 10:45 Saturday night. Miss Woodhead, who was 70 years of age, had been ailing for two months. Born in Batley, Yorkshire, England, she came to Canada in 1910, making her home in Preston since that time. In recent years she resided with Mrs. George Rodger, Queen St. A member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Miss Woodhead was keenly interested in the work of the choir, having been a choir member during the past 38 years. She was also active in the work of the Preston, Red Cross Society. For the past two years she was employed with Savage Shoe. Her mother predeceased her in Preston in 1913. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. A. R. Jackson, of Hamilton; a nephew, Walter Fox, of Kitchener, seven great nieces and five great nephews. A nephew, Robert Fox, of Galt, predeceased her in 1943. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery,

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Mar 1948 pg 13 
Augusta Woodhead
 
33289 WOODLEY, Livingstone

Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 9, 2010 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Liv is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Helen (nee Osborn) affectionately known by Liv as "Helly", his 5 children, Dan (Diana), Nancy (Ron) Haddaway, Linda (Dave) Smith, Tim (Deb) and Greg. Liv was a proud papa to his 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Papa will miss his weekly visits from his four legged friend, Roxanne. Lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Preston Branch 126 and WWII Veteran. Visitation will be held at Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Friday, March 12th from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will follow on Saturday, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

Cambridge Times 19 Mar 2010 
Livingstone Edmund "Liv" Woodley
 
33290 WOODLEY, Vernon

Of 1146 Homuth Ave., Preston, at the Brantford General Hospital, Monday, May 6, 1974, Vernon Woodley, beloved husband of Doreen Coxhead; dear father of Scott, Darryl, Mary Anne (Mrs. Hugh Leaver), Christine and Linda, all of Preston, in his 43rd year. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston Cambridge, until noon Thursday, then to St. John's Anglican Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 May 1974 pg 35 
Vernon Woodley
 
33291 CRAWFORD

Entered into rest at her home, 950 Duke street, Preston on Monday morning, May 28,1934, Joan Brunton Woodrow, beloved wife of David Crawford (Chief of Police), in her 62nd year. The funeral will he held from her late residence, Wednesday, May 30th at 2.30 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 30 May 1934 pg 13 
Jean Brunton Woodrow
 
33292 LEMON FILLING

Half cup boiling water, one large lemon grated, boil this with half cup of sugar, when boiling add tablespoonful corn starch dissolved in a little water, boil until thick. When cold it is ready for use. [This is probably Anna Woods' recipe] 
Anna Woods
 
33293 WOODS, Arthur Jackson

Died peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, in his 62nd year. Loving husband of Nelda (Lahn), dear father of Carol and her husband Jack Zettel of Waterloo and Debra and her husband James Jacques of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, John, Kaely and Benjamin Zettel and Jacquelyne Jacques. Also sadly missed by his sisters, Joan Muir of Park Hill and Elizabeth (Mrs. Mery Patterson) of Guelph. Predeceased by his parents, William J. and Stella Woods and one brother, Harry. Mr. Woods was a policeman and was employed from 1953-1966, with the Kitchener City Police, as a Sergeant. In 1986, he came to Cambridge (Preston) to become the Chief of Police. At amalgamation in 1972, he become a Staff Inspector with the Waterloo Regional Police and retired in 1984. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Cambridge and a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Tuesday, 7-9, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Cambridge, Thursday, June 16, 1988, at 2 p.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Jun 1988 pg B15 
Arthur Jackson Woods
 
33294 MRS. CLARA WOELFLE By Record Correspondent

NEW DUNDEE, July 2.-Mrs. Clara, Woelfle, widow of Allen Woelfle, died at her home, R.R. No. 2, Kitchener, Monday evening. She was 64 years of age. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Woods, Mrs. Woelfle was born in Waterloo township Aug. 18, 1876, and resided on the homestead practically all her life. She was a member of the United Brethren church at Mannheim. Surviving are two sons, Gordon Woelfle on the homestead, Charles of R.R. 2; Petersburg, one grandchild, one brother, William T. Woods of Mannheim, and one niece, Mrs. Charles Mallet and two nephews, Ivan and Lorne Kinzie, who were reared in the Woelfle home after the death of their mother. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence to United Brethren church at Mannheim. Interment will take place in the Rosebank cemetery. Rev. G. A. Shepherdson of Kitchener, will conduct the services. 
Clara Woods
 
33295 FRANK, Gertrude "Gertie" - Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Monday, September 8, 2008 at the age of 73. Loving mother of Lloyd Frank and his wife Joyce of Milton and Lisa Frank and her husband Greg Blundell of Kitchener and the late Randy. Nanny and Grandma to Paige, Signy, Siobhan, Cody, Casey, Cooper and Cayla. Dear sister to Marjorie LeGare, Jean Thornley, Anne Eckert and Sheila Battler (Chuck) all of Kitchener. Predeceased by brothers, Sandy, Ignatius and Lloyd Woods and sister, Grace Suchostowsky. Cremation has taken place. Gertie's family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A memorial service will take place in the chapel of the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2008. In lieu of flowers donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Special thanks to Dr. Hubay and Dr. Ward and the staff at Grand River Hospital and also CCAC and Com Care for all their care and support. Also thanks to all those who have helped and supported our mother. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Gertie's memorial.1a

1a
The Waterloo Region Record 10 Sep. 2008 
Gertrude Woods
 
33296 :SCHNEIDER, Grace On Thursday, October 21, 2010 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Grace (Woods) Schneider age 85 years of Waterloo formerly of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late Harry D. Schneider (October 26, 2009) for 61 years. Dear mother of John and Judy Schneider of Cambridge, Jayne and Don Brubacher of RR #1, Elora, Tim and Jan Schneider of Waterloo, Kathy and Lew Bauman of RR #1, West Montrose. Grandma is lovingly remembered by her grand- children Andrew, James (Laura), Bradley (Monika), Lori Martin (Ryan), Kevin (Jacqui), Josh and Jake. Grace is also remembered by the Bob Davis family. Sister-in-law of Murray and Bev Schneider of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents Percy and Sylvia (Miller) Woods, her three sisters Norma Davis (1998), Elsie May at birth, Florence Emeline in infancy. Grace will be sadly missed by all her friends and caregivers at Parkwood Suites. Grace was a faithful member of West Montrose United Church and the UCW, a life member of the Ever Faithful Women's Institute, and she was devoted to her farming community at RR #3, Waterloo. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, Elmira on Monday, October 25, at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Jagger officiating followed by interment in West Montrose United Cemetery. In Grace's memory donations to Pet Patrol Animal Rescue or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 22 Oct 2010 
Grace Woods
 
33297 2 1/2 story three bay Georgian Revival house on the south side of Bleams Road. Contructed in 1854 by Henry Woods. In 1991 was used as a parsonage of the Freedom in Christ Church. Henry Woods
 
33298 The writer has been accorded the esteemed privilege of requesting the publication of some details in the life of Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Benjamin Bock, of Carnarvon, whose death occurred on the 18th inst. She was a daughter of Henry Woods, a factory operator of Norfolk, England who came to Canada when the subject of our sketch was four years of age and settled with his wife and family at Williamsburg, Waterloo, in 1836, where though new to the work and difficulties facing him by industry and the aid of his family he attained to comfort and affluence before his death. It was there in his early youth the dear lady learned when young to do her duty and which she never neglected through a long life of 77 years. In 1849 she was truly converted to a Christian life. In 1852 she was married to Benjamin Bock and brought him a family of nine children. In 1877 they moved to the Manitoulin Island. Since then few of the old leading residents from end to end of the Island but have been benefited by or heard of her genuine hospitality to all. We are but speaking truth when we say she was modest and unpretending, unmistakably good, always preferring the happiness and welfare of others to herself. Contented and happy with her lot. The darling of her grand children female and male who would not wish a life and death life hers. We will not essay anything to comfort the bereaved husband two years older than his beloved wife. God alone can comfort and lead him till he joins his beloved bride of 57 years ago. The burial in Providence Bay cemetery as was to be expected was largely attended. The Rev. Harvey Fry, Mennonite minister assisted by Rev. John Turnbull, Baptist, and Rev. Mr. Steele, Presbyterian, officiated. All the Ministers spoke with enthusiasm of the death-bed scene of the departed. She had borne her sufferings with Christian resignation. For some days anxious watchers stood by her bedside, suddenly the call came and she exclaimed "Jesus take me". A bright smile overspread her face and she looked her last on earth.1a

1aThe Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 6, 1910  
Henry Woods
 
33299 Lived with Leander & Janette Brown. James Woods
 
33300 Arriving at the four corners of Water Street crossing, we quite naturally look for the old Waterloo House, where now stands the Bank of Montreal, the old hardware store of James Warnock, and the dry goods store of Frederick Guggisberg [James was a clerk for Guggisberg], afterward the firm of Woods and Taylor; and for the drug store of W. H. Lutz, where the Bank of Toronto now stands. Again we look for the old Gillespie drygoods store now occupied by the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and lastly for the Wilkins' clothing store, supplanted by the Imperial Bank. It is rather difficult in the dim darkness of these four unlighted money shrines to determine the wonderful change that has been accom- plished at these ancient four corners.

Waterloo Historical Society, Thirteenth Annual Report. 1925 
James Macdonnell Woods
 
33301 In 1887 an aging Mackay signed a partnership agreement with his bookkeeper, Charles Robb, and James W. Woods, his business manager/chief European buyer, forming "Gordon Mackay & Co." Woods had been born at Woodstock, Canada West on September 27, 1855 and when he was two his family moved to Galt, Ontario. He began working in his father's dry goods store, Woods and Taylor, in 1869 and had joined Gordon and Mackay as a buyer in 1874. By 1881 he had been already promoted to manager. Robb died in 1894 and on February 1, 1899 Gordon, Mackay and Co. Limited was formed as a joint stock company with James W. Woods as Business Manager and Donald Mackay as President. The agreement allowed Woods and other partners, including Woods' own father, to buy out Mackay from company profits. On Mackay's death in 1908, James W. Woods became President. By 1900 the company occupied an impressive four storey building at Bay and Front which covered 24,000 square feet. A great fire swept that district in April of 1904 destroying the company premises and that of several other nearby wholesalers on the south side of Front from Younge to York Streets. However, Gordon, Mackay and Co. Ltd. rebuilt and expanded to occupy an adjacent building, eventually totalling 153,000 sq. ft. and employing 1500 people.

Postal Stationery Notes - British North America Philatelic Society - Postal Stationery Study Group
Vol. 18 No. 6 June 2003 "Gordon, Mackay & Company, Toronto, Ontario" by Chris Ellis 
Sir James W. Woods
 
33302 Obituary - Sir James Woods Dies at Age of 85 - Toronto Industrialist Was Knighted for Work During Great War - Toronto, April 25 - Sir James Woods, who carried out his prescription of "work, and more of it," for longevity until the last, died today at the age of 85. He was one of Canada's leading industrialists. As death which came during the night after he retired complaining of not feeling well, Sir James was president of the York Knitting Mills Ltd., and the Gordon Mackay and Company Ltd., wholesale dry-goods firm with which he was associated for 66 years. His reputation was international. Practical demonstration of business ability in furtherance of the cause of the British Empire brought him a knighthood in 1919 and for his work as a member of the British War Mission in New York in the Great War; he received the honor of Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He headed a commission in 1916 which went to England to report on ways of finding new markets in Britain, France and Egypt for Canada's exports. Sir James, native of Woodstock, Ont., and resident of Galt before moving to Toronto, started with the Gordon Mackay Company when he was only 19. Apart from the time spent on his war services, he spent the rest of his life with the company. Sir James was not only an industrialist. His philanthropies were many and he was active as vice-chairman of the Health League of Canada. It was his firm belief that good health and stamina were essential as a prime asset in a time of national emergency. He always was interested in the workers of Canada. Concerned over what he believed to be unfair discrimination against hiring middle aged men, he took an active part in the founding of the "Forty to Fifty Club," which had as its objective the placing in suitable jobs of men between those ages. He is survived by Lady Woods, the former Euphemia Douglas of Toronto, and two sons and two daughters. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Montreal Gazette - 26 Apr 1941 
Sir James William Woods
 
33303 Lived with Leander & Janette Brown. John Woods
 
33304 MRS. MARGARET MCNANNEY

Mrs. Margaret McNanney, 98 Leger St., Kitchener, died Dec. 27. She was 78. Formerly of Preston, she was the wife of the late Thomas McNanney. Surviving are sons Clifford of Preston, Cambridge, William of Hespeler, Cambridge, Gerrard of California; daughters, Verona and Mrs. Norma Detzler, both of Kitchener, Mrs. James McTaggart of Brampton and Mrs. Paul Olesik of Guelph; sisters, Mrs. Mary Gordon of Dundalk, Mrs. Frank Watkins of Holstein and Mrs. Bridget McPhee of Mount Forest; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Carl and two brothers, William and Benjamin. Interment was in Parklawn Cemetery.

Galt Reporter 1972 
Margaret C. Woods
 
33305 1871 - Mary Woods is staying with Benjamin Rosenberger. Mary Woods
 
33306 MRS. REINHART GEHL

The death occurred of Mrs. Mary Anne Woods Gehl, widow of the late Reinhart Gehl, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Braniff and Mr. Wm. Braniff, 51 Henry street, yesterday. The deceased was born at Woolwich, but lived the greater part of her life, in Heidelberg, coming to this city eight years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, five years ago The late Mrs. Gehl, had been in failing health for the past four months. She is survived by four sons, William of Miskawaka, Indiana, Charles, George and Richard of this city and by five daughters, Mary of Dundee, Mrs. George Meinzinger, Mrs. W. H. Braniff, Mrs. Aaron Metz and Mrs. Anthony Graf, all of this city. The late Mrs. Gehl, was predeceased by two sons, one, Corporal George Gehl, who went overseas with the 118th Battalion, being killed in action, in 1916 and another son Isaac, died as the result of an accident 22 years ago. The deceased had 56 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, John Trussler of Goderich and George of this city and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Moebus of Pittsburg and Mrs. Henrietta Habermehl of Farmington, Mich. The funeral will he held from the above address, on Wednesday morning and will proceed to St. Mary's church, for service at nine o'clock. Interment will be made in Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 4 Dec 1933 pg 11 
Mary Ann Woods
 
33307 The writer has been accorded the esteemed privilege of requesting the publication of some details in the life of Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Benjamin Bock, of Carnarvon, whose death occurred on the 18th inst. She was a daughter of Henry Woods, a factory operator of Norfolk, England who came to Canada when the subject of our sketch was four years of age and settled with his wife and family at Williamsburg [Kitchener], Waterloo, in 1836, where though new to the work and difficulties facing him by industry and the aid of his family he attained to comfort and affluence before his death. It was there in his early youth the dear lady learned when young to do her duty and which she never neglected through a long life of 77 years. In 1849 she was truly converted to a Christian life. In 1852 she was married to Benjamin Bock and brought him a family of nine children. In 1877 they moved to the Manitoulin Island. Since then few of the old leading residents from end to end of the Island but have been benefited by or heard of her genuine hospitality to all. We are but speaking truth when we say she was modest and unpretending, unmistakably good, always preferring the happiness and welfare of others to herself. Contented and happy with her lot. The darling of her grand children female and male who would not wish a life and death life hers. We will not essay anything to comfort the bereaved husband two years older than his beloved wife. God alone can comfort and lead him till he joins his beloved bride of 57 years ago. The burial in Providence Bay cemetery as was to be expected was largely attended. The Rev. Harvey Fry, Mennonite minister assisted by Rev. John Turnbull, Baptist, and Rev. Mr. Steele, Presbyterian, officiated. All the Ministers spoke with enthusiasm of the death-bed scene of the departed. She had borne her sufferings with Christian resignation. For some days anxious watchers stood by her bedside, suddenly the call came and she exclaimed "Jesus take me". A bright smile overspread her face and she looked her last on earth.1a

1aThe Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 6, 1910

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Card of Thanks

Mr. Benjamin Bock, now of Providence Bay, on behalf of himself and his family desires to express deep appreciation of the unremitting and unwearied kindness of the ladies of Providence Bay during the sickness and death of the late Mrs. Bock. He will never forget the warm sympathy of old neighbors in this time of his affliction2a

2aThe Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 20, 1910 
Mary Ann Woods
 
33308 DAVIS, Norma Joy - Passed away, peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family, on March 31, 1998.

Norma was a special friend and devoted wife of Bob Davis for 42 years. Loving mother of Julie Glofcheskie and her husband Barry of Elmira, Valerie Soehner and her husband Todd of Elmira, Andrew Davis and his wife Melanie of Waterloo. Grammy's love will be missed by her three precious grandchildren, Alexander and Morgan Glofcheskie and Jordan Soehner. She will also be sadly missed by her dear sister, grace Schneider and her husband Harry. Special aunt to John and Judy, Jayne and Don, Tim and Jan, and Kathy and Lew. Cherished friendships will be missed by Char Weber and so many dear friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Percy and Sylvia Woods (Miller).

Norma will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a good friend and talented teacher. Her creativity and compassion will be forever remembered.

Thank you to the wonderful caregivers from VON, Homecare, Comcare and Vital Air. Very special thanks to Dr. Z. Majewski, Dr. M. Jackson, Ella and Gail. Many remembered Norma with their support.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, in Elmira, on Thursday, April 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, Elmira, on Friday, April 13 at 11 am, with The Rev. J.D. Kellough officiating.

To honor Norma's wishes, cremation and private interment will take place at Elmira Union Cemetery preceding the memorial service. In memory of her courageous battle with lung cancer, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

"Do not mourn for me, for I have not left you. Look in the eyes of my children and grandchildren and you will find me there."1a

1aThe Record 1 Apr 1998 
Norma Joy Woods
 
33309 Died in Bridgeport

The sad and untimely death of Mrs. Doerr, the beloved wife of Mr. John H. Doerr, took place at Bridgeport on Sunday morning after a brief illness. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence one mile beyond Bridgeport on the Breslau road to Trinity Methodist Church, Berlin, and from thence to Mount Hope Cemetery [sic].

Berlin Daily Telegraph, July 8, 1912 
Rebecca Perrin Woods
 
33310 Cambridge returning officer, Woods dies

William C. Woods, Canada's longestserving federal returning officer and well-known local politician, died Sunday at South Waterloo Hospital. He was 70. He was appointed a returning officer in September, 1938 and at the age of 31 was the youngest in the country. He handled 14 federal elections, including the last one in 1974. "No one since Confederation has handled that many federal elections," he once said in an interview. Because of failing health, Woods resigned as returning officer in February. He has been succeeded by Reid Menary, a Cambridge real estate salesman. Woods served for many years on the former Preston council and in 1970,when he was reeve, he was elected warden of Waterloo County. Woods first ran for municipal office in 1949 and was elected a Preston alderman. He was reeve in 1950 and joined county council in 1951. For 13 of the next 20 years, he served Preston as alderman, reeve and mayor. He sat on county council for a total of eight years. At the county level, Woods served as chairman of the assessment committee, the road and bridge and finance committees. Woods had been a justice of the peace since 1957 and had presided in that capacity at traffic and bylaw courts in Waterloo and Cambridge. He was a president of the local Victorian Order of Nurses branch with which he had been associated since 1956, a director of the South Waterloo Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society for many years and chairmanof the Preston Community Chest. An executive member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Woods was also an elder and session member at Knox Presbyterian Church. Called to active service in the Canadian Army as a commissioned officer in 1940, Woods served with various units until 1946. Born and raised in Ireland, he came to Canada more than 45 years ago. From 1928 to 1940, he was employed by a gas company as a sales and district manager. In June, 1973, Woods was given the Order for Canada for his service as a returning officer. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, two brothers and two sisters. He was predeceased in 1974 by one son. The funeral service will be conducted in Cambridge Tuesday.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Mar 1977 pg 27

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WOODS, William C. of 400 Blue Heron Ridge, Cambridge (Preston), at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Sunday, March 13, 1977, William C. Woods, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Carse and dear father of Mrs. Malcolm (Betty) Santer of Markham, in his 71st year. Mr. Woods was born in Northern Ireland and had been a resident of Cambridge for 40 years. Predeceased by one son Lawrence, in 1974. Survived by two brothers, Thomas and David of Cambridge and two sisters, Miss Margaret Woods and Mary (Mrs William Rook) of Cambridge and three grandchildren. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, until noon Tuesday; then to Knox Presbyterian Church (Preston), for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Mar 1977 pg 27 
Mayor William Cardy Woods
 
33311 Lived with Leander & Janette Brown. William Woodsley
 
33312 From the advent of Mr. Geo. W. Woodward, an energetic, highminded and well qualified young man, who had enjoyed the advantages of a thorough education at the Toronto Normal School, under the able principalship of Dr. Sangster, dates the prestige of the Elmira School. Under Mr. Woodward's
guidance the pupils of the school rose to a prominent place amongst those in the County of Waterloo. In the days of competitive examinations, there seldom appeared a list of successful candidates in which the names of Elmira pupils could not be found at or very near the top. Mr. Woodward was a man of stern discipline, beloved by the diligent and consciencious and feared by the miscreant. His influence was decidedly elevating, his enthusiasm was inspiring and carried with it the best elements of the young mould had been destined his work. He was passionately fond of music, and the whole community reaped the benefit of his decided talent in this respect. Of an exceedingly volatile and nervous temperament, his interest in the school and his pupils became so intense that he found the work preying on his nervous system to an extent which, in the year 1876, after a term of nearly fifteen years during which period he transformed the standing of the school from one of the lowest in the County to one of the highes induced induced him to resign his position and to seek other employment. This he found, as excise officer at Waterloo, position which he has filled very efficiently and which he is today occupying. His pupils, who, as a rule, have done well in their various chosen spheres, many having distinguished themselves far beyond ordinary, look back upon their school days with a sense of gratitude towards the noble efforts of their teacher. Mr. Woodward still enjoys fairly good health. His love of and talent for music is at present finding expression in the leadership of a very efficient amateur orchestra, which does much to enliven the declining days of an honorable and useful career.

Following Mr. Woodward, in August 1876, came Mr. David Bean, now editor of the Waterloo Chronicle-Telegraph, a worthy successor to a successful master, with similar intellectual tastes and aspirations, and with a record of efficiency and usefulness of which any teacher might be proud.1a

1aEnterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903 
George Washington Woodward
 
33313 Laura after the death of her husband Louis moved to Iowa to live with her daughter Jennie Cole. Laura Amelia Woodward
 
33314 The first Scotch settlers came into Woolwich and settled in the neighbourhood of Winterbourne between the years 1834 and 1837. These were accustomed in the old country to gather for worship on the Sabbath day and felt the want of a meeting place. For a time they met in the homes of each other and in the log schoolhouses after these were built. They were not satisfied with these places of worship, so about the year 1837 they met at the hotel situated at the corner about a quarter of a mile south of the present village and took definite action to provide a place to meet in. The tavern was kept by a Mr. Grant. A lot was obtained shortly after for church and burying ground from Mr. Luman Woodward, but the deed was not obtained until Dec. 7th, 1858, owing to Mr. Woodward not having taken out the Crown Deed. So they had the use of it for twenty years before they became owners of it. Mr. Robert Douglas bought the farm from the government as also the one on the other side of the road on which Mr. Bemis had settled, and from Mr. Douglas the church obtained the deed for the ground on which the church was built and also the cemetery. The movement to have a church visible would thus be in the present year 1919 just eighty-two years ago. Previous to the opening of the church, services were held for a time in the schoolhouse situated at Mr. Norman Snyder's gate on the south side, the grounds of which were also the graveyard for the community. The most of the bodies were removed to the church yard, but some sleep quietly beneath the action of the plough and the harrow and underneath the growing grain.1a

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

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Lumon Woodward, an, American, was born in 1792. He came to the township of Woolwich in the spring of 1824 and took up the adjoining farm north of Hewitt's. This is the farm upon part of which is the Presbyterian cemetery. Lumon Woodward was married three times. Those in his family were: John Milton, married Rozy Smith. Alba, died in April, 1848, at the age of twenty-seven. Ebenezer, married Charlotte Peterson and lived at Hawkesville. William, married Helen Webster and they also lived at Hawkesville; at their home Lumon Woodward and his third wife died. George married a Miss Brown and now lives in the town of Waterloo. Emmeline married George Taylor, and lived in the township of Maryborough. Laura married Louis Brace. Mabel married a Mr. Green, lived in Elmira; and Alice. Lumon Woodward died on February 19th, 1860, in his sixty-eighth year.2a

2aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Lumon Woodward
 
33315 EDDY, Ruth (nee Woodward)

Passed away peacefully, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton on Saturday, May 1, 2010, in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Allan Eddy for 51 years. Loving mother of Susan Vallinga (Travis), Darrel (Bobbi-Jo), David (Eleanore), Leeta Davidson (Ken), Glenn (Linda), Matthew (Joy). Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Ruth will be missed by her mother, Edith Woodward and her siblings; Betty Henry, Janet Horsnell, Katherine Coutts, Audrey Thomson, Dorothy Sheila Woodward, Lynne McDougall and Steven Woodward. Predeceased by her sister, Martha McCracken. Resting at Grace Bible Church, 334 Preston Parkway, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Monday, May 3, 2010, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Grace Bible Church on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 11 am. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 9 May 2010 
Ruth Woodward
 
33316 Staying with George and Agnes Wooley Benjamin Wooley
 
33317 Goodwin, Frances (Mrs. Bert) - On Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Frances (Wooley) Goodwin, age 73 years, of Barrie, formerly of Elmira. Loving wife of Bert William Godwin for 54 years. Much loved mother of Joanne and John Grinwis of Guelph, Dan Goodwin of Fergus, Kathy Forwell of St. Clements, Richard and Laurie Goodwin of Aurora and Brenda Chambers of Barrie. Gramma will be missed by Derrick, Lesley, Melanie, Michael, Eric, Quinn and Kate. Youngest sister of Allan Wooley of Elmira and Jean McBeth of Listowel and sister-in-law of Verna Wooley of Elmira. Predeceased by her parents, Bertha and Walter Wooley; one brother, Merle and sons-in-law, Murray Forwell and Kevin Chambers. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm; where funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, Sept. 22 at 11 am, with Rev. Tom Chire officiating followed by interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira. In her memory donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Frances Wooley
 
33318 North of the village of Bridgeport, on the corner of two adjoining farms, lie, the bodies of a least choler victims. Mr. Wilfred Roedding of Bridgeport in 1966, can remember seeing at least 2 large crosses and 4 or 5 small crosses. The people buried here are: Mrs. Isaac Woolner (Sara Hembling) born Jul 11 1797 died July 8, 1832. One Woolner child June 29, 1832, Noah Hembling (brother of Sarah), Noah Hembling's wife Hannah, their daughter Mary Hembling 1825-1832.1a

1aBridgeport, Idessa Zimmerman 
Woolner
 
33319 Abraham Woolner, "was born March 4th, 1822. He died of small pox at Jacob Shantz's, about two miles from Bloomingdale, April 1st, 1838."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham Woolner
 
33320 Woolner, A. Vernon, son of John and Hannah (Clemmer) Woolner was born at Waterloo, Ont., June 18, 1898; died at Cambridge, Ont., June 13, 1990; aged 91. On Jan. 6, 1925, he was married to Orpah Shantz, who died on Sept. 6, 1974. Surviving are 2 sons (Lyall and Vernon Ross) and 2 daughters (Grace and Ruth). Preceding him in death are 2 daughters (Mary Fern and Myrtle Mae). He was a member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 15, in charge of Mary Mae Schwartzentruber; interment in Erb Street Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald -- Volume 83, Number 29 - July 17, 1990 - page 502. 
Abraham Vernon Woolner
 
33321 Woolner, -- Addison, son of John and Hannah (Clemmer) Woolner, was born in Waterloo Twp., Aug. 28, 1883; passed away at St. Mary's Hospital May 7, 1951; aged 67 y. 8 m. 9 d. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann, June 15, 1939, and by his second wife, Ella May, Aug. 18, 1948. He is survived by 1 daughter (Rella, Kitchener, Ont.), 4 sons (Orval, Lloyd, and Calvin, Kitchener; and Gordon, Bridgeport, Ont.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Elmina Cressman, Preston, Ont., and Mrs. Irene Burkhardt, Bridgeport), 2 brothers (nelson, Kitchener, and Vernon, Manheim), and 5 grandchildren. He was a faithful and lifelong member of the First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., with John H. Hess in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 25 - June 19, 1951-page 598 
Addison Woolner
 
33322 Ann Woolner, "married to George Gier."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Ann Woolner
 
33323 Charlotte Woolner, "married to William King."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Charlotte Woolner
 
33324 Cressman, Elmina (Woolner), died at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, Ont., Nov. 3, 1975; aged 94 y. She was preceded in death by her husband (Levi Cressman) and a brother and two sisters. She is survived by a son (Earl), and 5 daughters (Luanna - Mrs. Henry Wismer, Aleda - Mrs. Kenneth Cassel, Naomi, Erma, and Ruth - Mrs. Edward Thomas), 2 brothers (Nelson and Vernon), 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held on Nov. 6, in charge of Robert N. Johnson; interment in church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 48 - December 16, 1975, p. 904, 905 
Elmina Woolner
 
33325 GRESS, (McKie) Emily

Of Lanark Place, Kitchener, on Friday, March 15, 1991, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Emily Woolner, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of Milton Gress; dear mother of John and Robert McKie, both of Cambridge, Hugh McKie of New Dundee, Arnold McKie and Emily (Mrs. Stanley Finney), both of Kitchener and Donelda (Mrs. Hans Hucllet) of West Montrose. Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one sister, Alice (Mrs. Conrad Domm) of Cambridge. Predeceased by her first husband, Alex McKie in 1945; two grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Gress was born in Waterloo township and lived all her life in the Cambridge area. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Sunday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Mar 1991 pg A13 
Emily Jane Woolner
 
33326 WOOLNER, Gordon Passed on to his heavenly home on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Pinehaven Nursing Home at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Eileen (nee Albrecht). Loving father of John and Lisa Woolner, of Kamloops, B.C., the late Tom Woolner and his wife Jeanette, of Charbot Lake, ON and Kathy and Lorne Shantz, of Windsor, ON. Dear grandfather of Carly and Jessie Woolner, Jeff and Laura (Rob) Woolner, Ethan, Winston, Josie, Kingston and Jubilee Shantz, Matthew and Justin Shantz, and his adopted grandchildren Thomas, Sally and Merlin Dong. Predeceased by his siblings Orval, Lloyd, Calvin and Rella. Gordon and Eileen enjoyed many years of cottaging and fishing at Chesley Lake with family and friends, as well as many winters in Florida and were faithful members of Bethany Missionary Church. Gordon's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Visitation will continue at Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church (160 Lancaster St. E., Kitchener) on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Pat Murphy officiating. Reception to follow. Interment at Williamsburg Cemetery. Donations to Bethany Women's Ministry for the Haiti Missions Project would be appreciated by the family (cards are available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Gordon's memorial.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 10 Mar 2012 
Gordon Sanford Woolner
 
33327 Hannah Woolner, "was born August 8th, 1865. She is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Bechtel. - Hannah (Woolner) Bechtel was was born Aug. 8, 1865; died Nov. 10, 1908. She was married to Noah Bechtel, March 16, 1897. To this union were born five sons. She was of kind and gentle disposition, being a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and will be greatly missed in the home and the church. Funeral services, Nov. 12, at the home by Bro. I. A. Wambold; at Wanner's M. H. by Bro. A. B. Snyder. May God comfort the bereaved ones2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 40 - January 2, 1909 - page 639 
Hannah Woolner
 
33328 Hannah Woolner, "was born in Suffolk, England, July 22nd, 1825. She was first married to William Buehler and after his decease to Abraham Baumann. They reside near Bloomingdale. She has no children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Eby. - Hannah Woolner was born in Ringsfield, Suffolk Co., England, 1825, and came to Canada in 1834. She united with the Mennonite Church early in life and remained faithful to the end. For the last few years she lived with her niece, Sister Louisa Brubacher, at whose home she passed away Nov. 8, 1915; aged 90 y. 3 m. 17 d. During the last few months she suffered much from cancer, but she bore it patiently and quietly awaited the end. Besides many relatives and friends she leaves 1 brother, 2 sisters, 1 step son, and 1 step daughter. Her third husband, Henry Eby, died 1898. Funeral services on the 10th, conducted at the home by Bro. E. S. Bauman, and at Snider's meeting house by Bro. Oscar Burkholder. Text, 1 Cor. 15:51. burial in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 35 - November 25, 1915 - Page 574, 575 
Hannah Woolner
 
33329 Woolner.--Howard Clare, son of Bro. Addison and Sister Mary Ann Woolner, died of spinal meningitis Mar. 15, 1922; aged 6 m. 1 d. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and grandparents on both sides. Funeral at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., conducted by Bro. U. K. Weber.

"The Lord needed one more angel
Amid His shining band
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped dear Howard's hand."
1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 1 - April 6, 1922, pg 15 
Howard C. Woolner
 
33330 BURKHART, Irene, daughter of the late John and Hannah Woolner, was born near Kitchener, Ont., March 26, 1891; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Bowman, Kitchener, Ont., after a brief illness, May 15, 1958; aged 67 y. 1 m. 19 d. On Nov. 12, 1913, she was married to Herbert E. Burkhart, who predeceased her May 4, 1941. After her marriage she resided at Breslau and Bridgeport, Ont., until 4 years ago when she gave up housekeeping to live with her daughters. Surviving are 3 sons (Homer, Galt (now Cambridge), Ont.; Roy, Breslau, Ont.; and Wayne, Kitchener, Ont.), 6 daughters (Viola - Mrs. Andrew Bowman, Ruby - Mrs. Edmund Martin, and Lauretta, all of Kitchener, Ont., Doris - Mrs. Leonard Gingerich, Martha - Mrs. Aden Weber, and Ellen - Mrs. Clare Martin, all of Waterloo, Ont.), 23 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Nelson and Vernon, both of Kitchener, Ont.), and one sister (Mrs. Elmina Cressman, Preston, Ont.). One brother and one sister preceded her in death. At the age of 17 she was baptized and united with the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, later transferring her membership in the Cressman Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the Cressman Church May 18 in charge of Carl J. Rudy.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 23 - June 10, 1958-page 554, 555  
Irena Woolner
 
33331 Isaac Woolner, "father to Rev. Jacob and Isaac Woolner, was born near Beckles, St. Andrews Township, Suffolk County, England, August 1st, 1792, and died April 8th, 1860. He was married to Sarah Hembling who was born July 11th, 1797, and died of cholera, at Bridgeport, Ontario, July 8th, 1832. In 1832 they, with their family of six children, together with William Howlett and family and James Howlett and family, emigrated to America, arriving at Hamilton, Ontario, during the third week in June. While at Hamilton they, for several days, resided in a house in which the former residents had died of cholera. Here they contracted this dreadful disease which proved fatal to so many of the small number immediately after their arrival at Mr. Peter Erb's, a little north of Bridgeport, in the evening of the 28th day of June, 1832. They came from Hamilton with Mr. Peter Erb who was there on business. No sooner were they in possession of their new home when one of their children took sick and before morning proved a victim to cholera. In less than ten days eight of the party died of the same disease. Some are buried on Dilman Moyer's farm near Bridgeport while the Howlett's are buried at Snyder's, Bloomingdale. Noah Hembling and his wife, relatives of those who came in 1831, also died of the same disease. They are buried on Mr. Moyer's farm. After the decease of the mother of the named family, the father, Isaac Woolner, was married again. His second wife was Bridget Connor, widow of Mr. Connor. There were six children of the second wife, namely: Ann, married to Samuel Rowney, Abraham, William, married to a Miss Moore, George, James, and Mary Jane, married to Joseph Carr.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Woolner
 
33332 Isaac Woolner, "was born January 24th, 1854. He is married to Mary Navitzeral. They resided near Ubly, Michigan, where she died February 16th, 1889. They had a family of four children "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac Woolner
 
33333 possibly in error Isaac Woolner
 
33334 Isaac Woolner, "was born in November, 1824. He is married to Lydia Watson. They reside a few miles west of Berlin and have a grown family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac H. Woolner
 
33335 Jacob Woolner, "the third son of Isaac and Sarah (Hembling) Woolner, was born in Suffolk, England, September 25th, 1826. He came to America with his parents in June,1832. After the arrival in Canada he had the misfortune of losing his mother. He was raised by Deacon Samuel Eby. On September 30th, 1849, he was married to Hannah, daughter of Mattias and Susannah (Ries) Schiedel. She was born March 15th, 1828. On March 16th, 1854, they moved on the farm composed of parts of lots Nos. 103 and 110, German Company's Tract, about one mile west of Kossuth, where they still reside with their son, Jacob. On May 30th, 1867, he was ordained, by Bishop Joseph Hagey, as a minister of the Mennonite body which position he has held ever since. He proved himself to be an able speaker and a good worker in the cause of the Lord. Of late years he suffered much through sickness and bodily weakness so that he was not able to fill his pastoral appointments. His family consisted of ten children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Woolner.-Pre. Jacob Woolner was born on Sept. 25, 1826; died Oct. 6, 1917; aged 91 y. 11 d. He was born in St. Andrew's parish, Suffolk County, England, and emigrated to Canada with his parents in the year 1832, arriving in Waterloo Co., on June 28, where his mother soon died of the cholera. On May 14, 1848, he was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church. On May 30, 1867, he was called to the ministry in which capacity he served the Church as long as health permitted him to do so and was an earnest laborer to help spread the Gospel to all until his end came. He was the oldest minister in the Ontario Conference, being ordained over 50 years ago. On the 30th of May, 1849, he was married with Hannah Shiedel. To this union were born 6 sons and 4 daughters, 2 of whom died in infancy. His first wife died in March, 1897, and in May, 1899, he was united in marriage with Nancy Kramp (whose maiden name was Reist). She died on Apr. 23, 1913. There remain to mourn his loss 5 sons, 46 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. The funeral was held on Oct. 9. Services at the house conducted by Bro. Noah Stauffer and at the Cressman Mennonite Church at Breslau by the Brethren Jonas Snider and U. K. Weber using the following texts which had been selected by the departed brother, Job 5:26 and II Tim. 4:7, 8. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Peace to his ashes.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume X, Number 30 - October 25, 1917 - p. 559

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Breslau (Cressman) Mennonite Church


Services were begun in Breslau in 1815. In 1834, Benjamin Eby's log meeting house, which had been built in Berlin in 1813, was moved to Breslau to the Cressman farm. Preaching services which were held every four weeks began in the reconstructed meeting house in 1837. A new brick church was built in 1856, at which time the old log meeting house was moved to Frederick Schaefer's brickyard. The old building may have been used for storage or an office until approximately 1880 when it was clad with white "Breslau Brick" from the brickyard, and used as a home by Frederick Schaefer and his family. The address of the house is reported to have been 18 Woolwich Street; it was still standing in 1985, according to Alder 1985, with the original log walls possibly preserved within the brick ones.

A summer Sunday School was begun in June of 1872. It was held in the Breslau schoolhouse until 1877 when it was moved to the church. Sunday School continued on in the summers only until 1889 when Sunday School classes began to be held all year.

The 1856 white brick church was taken down in March 1908, and was replaced with a new white brick church. In 1968 the name of the church was changed from Cressman Mennonite Church to Breslau Mennonite Church. Major renovations were made to the church in the same year. It is of interest to know that land amounting to approximately three acres was deeded to the congregation by Christian C. Snyder in three parcels, in 1837, 1859, and 1870.

Joseph Hagey, the first minister at Cressman's, was ordained on February 10, 1839. He was ordained bishop in 1851. Ministers who followed him in serving the church at Breslau were Jacob Woolner Sr., Elias Weber, Isaac A. Wambold, Jacob S. Woolner, and Oscar Burkholder. Services were held every four weeks from 1837-1867, and bi-weekly from 1867-1894 when weekly services were begun3a

3aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. Jacob Hembling Woolner
 
33336 Jacob Woolner, "was born November 15th, 1859. He is married to Lovina Weber and resides on the old homestead where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rev. Jacob S. Woolner
 
33337 James Woolner, "married to Mary Hewitt."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
James Woolner
 
33338 Lived with Isaac Weber. James Woolner
 
33339 JOHN DICKIE WOOLNER

The death of John Dickie, 18, son of Dr. Ward Woolner and Mrs. Woolner, Ayr, occurred at the Freeport Sanatarium yesterday. The deceased was born at Ayr, and besides his parents is survived by two brothers and three sisters. The funeral, which will be private, will be held from the home at Ayr at 2.30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, to Mount Hope cemetery, Kitchener.

Kitchener Daily Record 30 May 1934 pg 13 
John Dickie Woolner
 
33340 John Woolner, "was born August 23rd, 1855. He is married to Hannah Clemmer. They reside near Chicopee, on the farm formerly owned by Peter M. Weber, and have had six children". 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Woolner. - John S. Woolner was born near Kossuth, Ont., Aug. 23, 1855; died at the home of his son-in-law, Geo. A. Weber, near Kitchener, Ont., on March 20, 1925; aged 69 y. 6 m. 28 d. In 1878 he was married to Hannah Clemmer, who with three sons (Addison, Nelson, and Vernon) and three daughters (Mrs. Geo. A. Weber, Mrs. Levi Cressman, and Mrs. Herbert Burkhart), together with 26 grandchildren and three brothers (Jacob, Martin, and Solomon) are left to mourn his departure. Bro. Woolner united with the Mennonite Church in 1885, of which he remained a consistent member. During the last number of years his mental powers failed him, having been deprived of speaking for nearly three years. Funeral services were held on the 23rd at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, with the brethren, C. F. Derstine and Oscar Burkholder, in charge. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XVIII, Number 2 - April 9, 1925, pages 46, 47. 
John S. Woolner
 
33341 The Woolner Farmstead buildings, located at 748 Zeller Drive, are situated in the north end of the City of Kitchener on 6.47 acres off scenic Zeller drive. The original Mennonite Georgian farmhouse and outbuildings were constructed in 1830. The farmhouse addition was built circa 1858, and the barn and concrete silo were built circa 1870. John S. Woolner
 
33342 WOOLNER Lloyd G. -- Passed away on Thursday March 22, 1979, at his home, 748 Zeller drive, Kitchener Lloyd G. Woolner, in his 69th year.

Survived by his wife, the former Edith Cressman; his daughter Mary Ann (Mrs. Norman Ropp) of London, Ont.; his son, Robert I. Woolner of Kitchener; grandfather of Andrew and Emily Woolner. Also survived by his sister, Rella Woolner of Kitchener and his brother Gordon Woolner of waterloo. Predeceased by two brothers, Orval and Calvin; his father Addison Woolner; his mother, the former Mary Ann Snider and a brother, Howard in infancy.

He was a member of the first Mennonite church, Kitchener and farmed all his life until his retirement in 1968. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening until noon on Saturday, then at First Mennonite Church, 800 King St. E., Kitchener, for funeral and committal service on Saturday at 2 p.m. Stanley Sauder will conduct the service. Interment will be made in First Mennonite cemetery1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 March 1979 
Lloyd G. Woolner
 
33343 Weber.-Malinda Weber, daughter of the late John Woolner and wife, was born on the Woolner Homestead at Natchez, Oct. 28, 1879; passed away at her home at Parkway, near Kitchener, March 17, 1944, after a brief illness; aged 64 y. 4 m. 18 d. On Feb. 12, 1902, she was united in marriage to Deacon George A. Weber who predeceased her Aug. 21, 1941. During their entire married life they farmed at Parkway. She is survived by 5 daughters (Vera, wife of Urbin Snider, Bloomingdale; Mabel, wife of Clayton Siebert, Kitchener; Edna, wife of Edgar Martin, Elmira; Gladys, wife of Roy Shantz, Kitchener; and Mildred, at home), 3 brothers (Addison and Nelson Woolner, Natchez; and Vernon, Manheim), 2 sisters (Mrs. Levi Cressman, Kitchener; and Mrs. Herbert Burkhardt, Bridgeport), and 11 grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy. She was a lifelong member of the First Mennonite Church. She filled her place as Deaconess in the true way as a servant of the church. Her consistent life, her quiet, poised spirit, and her readiness to serve will always be remembered. She will be missed in the home, community, and church circles. Services were conducted by Bro. C. F. Derstine, assisted by Bros. Merle Shantz and John Kehl. Text, Ps. 116:151a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 53 - March 30, 1944, pages 1115, 1116 and 1117  
Malinda Woolner
 
33344 Martha Woolner, "was born March 9th, 1820. She was married to Richard Young."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Martha Ann Woolner
 
33345 Martin Woolner, "was born July 4th, 1857. He is married to Magdalena Strickler. They reside in Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Ontario, where he follows farming. To them were born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Martin Woolner
 
33346 WOOLNER, Mary Isabel

Peacefully, on Friday, May 25, 1990, at K-W Hospital, Isabel Woolner, of Forsyth Drive, Waterloo, in her 91st year. Dear sister of Elma Scully of Waterloo; loving aunt of Drs. Patricia and her husband Maxwell Irwin of Cornwall. Also survived by her great-nieces and great-nephews, Debra Foster, Ted, Dr. Paul and Heather Irwin and their children. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 29, in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Dr. Grant MacDonald officiating.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 May 1990 pg A11 
Mary Isabell Woolner
 
33347 Woolner, Maurice, son of Nelson and Ida (Snider) Woolner, died at Kathleen Scott Pavilion, Kitchener, Ont., May 9, 1989; aged 71 y. He was married to Ella Brubacher, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Glen and Larry), one daughter (Janice Fretz), 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Royden and Walter), and one sister (Priscilla Szuck). He was preceded in death by one brother (Leonard) and one granddaughter. He was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 11, in charge of Glen Brubacher; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 23 - June 6, 1989-page 398 
Maurice Woolner
 
33348 Woolner.- Nelson, son of John and Hannah (Clemmer) Woolner, was born on Mar. 7, 1886; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 15, 1977; aged 90 y. On Dec. 18, 1912, he was married to Ida Snider, who preceded him in death in 1964. (see March 3, 1964) Surviving are 4 sons (Royden, Maurice, Leonard, and Walter), one daughter (Mrs. Priscilla Szuck), 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Vernon). He was preceded in death by one brother and 3 sisters. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 18, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 70, Number 11 - March 15, 1977, page 230.  
Nelson C. Woolner
 
33349 Noah Woolner, "was born January 20th, 1852, and died in November, 1881. He was married to Maria Eby and resided in Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming. They had a family of five children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Noah Woolner
 
33350 SZUCK, Priscilla Lavina (nee Woolner) - Passed away, peacefully, with her girls at her side, on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Heritage House, St. Jacobs, just a week after celebrating her 92nd birthday. Beloved wife of the late John Szuck (1973). Loving mother of Alice Roeder of Breslau and her late husband Kurt (1975), John Szuck and his wife Beth of Winnipeg and Maryanne Szuck of Breslau. Dear grandmother of Robert Roeder of Kitchener and Aaron and Nathan Szuck, both of Winnipeg. Dear sister-in-law of Katharina Bondan of Waterloo, Barbara Ruskiteka of Germany, Doreen Woolner of Breslau and Elvina Woolner of Kitchener.Predeceased by her brothers, Royden and his wife Mildred, Maurice and his wife Ella, Walter, Leonard and parents, Nelson and Ida (nee Snider) Woolner.Priscilla was a longtime member of Breslau Mennonite Church and she was the last surviving member of her family. Priscilla's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 and 1:30 -2:45 p.m. Sunday at Breslau Mennonite Church. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2006 at Breslau Mennonite Church (226 Woolwich St., Breslau) with Juanita Laverty officiating. Interment in Breslau Mennonite Cemetery will take place during the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Mennonite Central Committee or Heritage House, St. Jacobs would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home and the church). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Priscilla's memorial.

The Record 27 Oct 2006 
Priscilla Lavina Woolner
 
33351 Doon Heritage Crossroads Digital Collection

Belonged to the husband of the donor, Ross C. Woolner, who was born January 7, 1930 in Bridgeport, Ontario. 
Ross Carl Woolner
 
33352 In Memoriam - WOOLNER, Ross C. Born in Bridgeport Jan. 7, 1930 to Dec. 16, 1994 To some you may be forgotten, to others a part of the past, but to us who loved and lost you, your memory will always last. Lovinly remembered by wife, "Lo", Judy Luciano, Wendy Pickett and families.1a

1aTHE RECORD - Dec. 16, 2006

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WOOLNER, Ross C. - January 7, 1930 - December 16, 1994. Father of Judy and Wendy, grandfather of Kris, Mark, Wesley, also Julie and Bob. There is a link death cannot sever, love and remembrance last forever. Lovingly missed by wife "LO"1a

1aThe Record 16 Dec 2003 
Ross Carl Woolner
 
33353 Samuel Woolner, "died young."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Samuel Woolner
 
33354 Sarah Woolner, "was born June 30th, 1850. She is married to Theodore E. Weber. They reside three miles east of Berlin, on his father's old homestead. Their famiy consists of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Woolner
 
33355 Sarah Woolner,"was born in Suffolk, England, May 13th, 1827. On March 4th, 1851, she was married to Henry Cressman. They reside on central part of lot No. 119, German Company's Tract, about three miles east of Berlin. Their family consists of five children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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On the 15th of August, 1899, about three miles from Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Sister Sarah Woolner, beloved wife of Henry Cressman, of congestion of the lungs. To this union were born five daughters, three of whom are living. She was born in Norfolk Co., England, on May 13th, 1827, aged 72 years, 3 months and 2 days. She has been a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Of late years she had been a sufferer occasionally, especially the last few weeks of her life she endured much, but bore her sufferings with "patience." She was laid to rest at the Cressman burying ground near Breslau, where services were held by E. S. Hallman, text, 1 Cor. 15:57, and David Sherk of the U. B. Church. Text, Phil. 1:21.2a

2aThe Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXVI, No. 18, September 15, 1899 - page 286 
Sarah Woolner
 
33356 Solomon Woolner, "was born February 10th, 1863. He is married to Paulina Treisch. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in working with the carpenters. To them were born four children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Solomon Woolner
 
33357 WARD WOOLNER MD

Ward Woolner, born in Waterloo Township, practiced medicine in Ayr and surrounding townships for more than sixty years, serving three generations of many families. He graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto in 1903, and started his practice in 1904.

He was President of the Ontario Medical Association, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Ontario Medical Health Association, Vice-president, the Canadian Medical Association, a charter member of Waterloo County Medical Association, and for several years was Chief Coroner for Waterloo County.

Dr. Woolner was elected to Ayr Council (1912-13-14-17) and was Reeve (1913-14). He was Medical Officer of Health for North Dumfries (1923-54) and for Ayr for twenty-five years. He promoted the Public Health Nurse service for Ayr and North and South Dumfries schools, one of the first of such services in rural areas.

He was a school trustee in Ayr, an elder in Knox United Church, an office holder in the Masonic Order, and served on many citizens' projects.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Dr. Ward Alvin Woolner
 
33358 William Woolner, "with family of six children, came from England to Canada in 1835."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
William Woolner
 
33359 Died In Ayr, on Wednesday, September 18 1946 William John Woolsey In his 74th year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Stanley Street, on Friday, Sept. 20, at 3.00 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
William John Woolsey
 
33360 HELWIG, Mrs. Wilson (Joie)--At Central Park Lodge, on Tuesday, May 04, 1982, following a brief illness, Joie Gleason Woolway, age 87 years, of 67 Wilhelm St. Kitchener. Mrs. Helwig was a member of Highland Road Baptist Church. Beloved wife of the late Wilson G, Helwig; dear mother of Robert G. MacKay and his wife Doris of Scarborough; sister of George Woolway of Waterloo. Predeceased by her parents; first husband, Robert MacKay and three sisters, Sophie, Audrey and Evelyn. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener after Thursday, 2pm. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Friday, 2 pm. with Rev. William Wood officiating. Interment Mount Hope Joie Gleason Woolway
 
33361 2 storey fieldstone house with farm buildings.

1334 LETSON DR,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category FARM Survey Description TRACT GERMAN COMPANY PT LOT 75 Acres 81.73 Roll Number 302902000103800 Teranet PIN 222160085 
1334 Letson Dr. - fieldstone - 2 storey Woolwich
 
33362 1 1/2 storey fieldstone house with additions on side, farm buildings.

1425 LETSON DR,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category FARM Survey Description TRACT GERMAN COMPANY PT LOT 75 Acres 30.6 Roll Number 302902000103700 Teranet PIN 222160088 
1425 Letson Dr. - fieldstone - 1 1/2 storey with additions Woolwich
 
33363 Tall one storey, built as school, now (2011) residence. Chilligo Rd. 3351 - School Woolwich
 
33364 stone structure one story poor condition current use (2009) uncertain original purpose unclear. Chilligo Rd. 3494 - Structure - poor condition purpose unclear Woolwich
 
33365 2 storey fieldstone with farm buildings. Durant Rd. 1585 - House - fieldstone - 2 storey Woolwich
 
33366 2 story stone house plastered porch additions on side and back farm buildings 2009: moderate condition Durst Rd. 1210 - House - stone - 2 storey Woolwich
 
33367 On the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the first church building, known as the Ebenezer Chapel, was built 1860-1861 on the Winterbourne Road at the junction of that road and the Town Line Road with the Conestogo Road, a junction known as the "Crowsfoot", soon after the arrival in the area of the circuit rider, Rev. S.L. Downey. This first church soon became too small for the growing congregation and the present church site in Bloomingdale was purchased c.1878. A new plain white brick church was in place by the fall of 1879.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Ebenezer Chapel Church See Bloomingdale United Church Woolwich
 
33368 1 1/2 story field stone house wooden addition farm buildings Halm Rd. 1376 - House - fieldstone - 1 1/2 storey Woolwich
 
33369 Address 245 HILL ST,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category RESIDENTIAL Survey Description TRACT GERMAN COMPANY PT LOT 69 RP 58R3262 PTS 3 & 4 Acres 0.31 Roll Number 302902000702200 Teranet PIN 222160059 
Hill St. 0245 - stone house - 1 1/2 storey Woolwich
 
33370 Address 1579 HOPEWELL CREEK RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category FARM Survey Description PLAN 584 LOTS 1 TO 3, 5 TO 22, 24 TO 26, 28 TO 30 PT LOT 27 Acres 86.22 Roll Number 302903000304700 Teranet PIN 222470081 
Hopewell Creek Rd. 1579 - house frame Woolwich
 
33371 This wooden sided farm house in 2012 is unoccupied and in poor condition. Hopewell Creek Rd. 1579 - house frame Woolwich
 
33372 The Conestoga-Winterbourne Residents Association is asking neighbours to dig into their pockets and help fund their fight against a gravel pit proposed for nearby farmland.

The organization has been recognized as an official party at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing scheduled for Nov. 5 at the township office, but the process will not be cheap - to continue to pay their lawyers and other legal aids they have set a goal of raising $150,000 between now and the middle of June when residents will start to scatter for summer vacation.

The CWRA was formed in 2007 in opposition to a gravel pit proposed by Hunder Developments, which hopes to gain an aggregate licence for some 150 acres of land on two farm properties located at 128 Katherine St. S. and 1081 Hunsberger Rd....1a

1aObserverXtra 26 may 2012 
Hunsberger Rd. 1081 Woolwich
 
33373 The Conestoga-Winterbourne Residents Association is asking neighbours to dig into their pockets and help fund their fight against a gravel pit proposed for nearby farmland.

The organization has been recognized as an official party at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing scheduled for Nov. 5 at the township office, but the process will not be cheap \endash  to continue to pay their lawyers and other legal aids they have set a goal of raising $150,000 between now and the middle of June when residents will start to scatter for summer vacation.

The CWRA was formed in 2007 in opposition to a gravel pit proposed by Hunder Developments, which hopes to gain an aggregate licence for some 150 acres of land on two farm properties located at 128 Katherine St. S. and 1081 Hunsberger Rd....1a

1aObserverXtra 26 may 2012 
Katherine St. S. 0128 Woolwich
 
33374 Address 50 KRAFT DR,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category FARM Survey Description TRACT GERMAN COMPANY PT LOT 71 Acres 28.84 Roll Number 302903000301900 Teranet PIN 227101635 
Kraft Dr. 0050 - house 2 storey red brick Woolwich
 
33375 Address 1118 LETSON DR,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category SPECIAL PURPOSE Survey Description TRACT CROOKS C BROKEN FRONT EAST OF GRAND RIVER PT LOT 2 RP 58R5589 PT 2 Acres 2.41 Roll Number 302902000104100 Teranet PIN 222160145 
Letson Dr. 1118 - Mennonite Church Woolwich
 
33376 Deal would allow Jigs Hollow gravel pit to go ahead

November 16, 2012 By: Steve Kannon 

It's now up to residents to convince the province to halt plans for a gravel pit in the Winterbourne valley, after township and regional officials reached a deal for the operation to continue.

The agreement that was signed just minutes before an Ontario Municipal Board hearing Thursday morning allows Kuntz Topsoil, Sand and Gravel to extract up to 150,000 tonnes of gravel each year from an 89-acre site at 125 Peel St., close to Winterbourne, Conestogo and West Montrose. The company may also import up to 30,000 tonnes of asphalt and concrete for recycling, as well as topsoil for screening and resale, despite Woolwich council's rejection in June of the recycling option on health and environmental grounds....1a

1aObserverXtra 16 Nov 2012 
Peel St. 0125 Woolwich
 
33377 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 
Sawmill Rd. 1596 - Log House - gone Woolwich
 
33378 Address 1123 SHANTZ STATION RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category FARM Survey Description TRACT GERMAN COMPANY PT LOTS 88 AND 89 RP 58R11043 PT PT 1 Acres 14.29 Roll Number 302903000505510 Teranet PIN 222530088 
Shantz Station Road 1123 - stone 1 1/2 storey Woolwich
 
33379 2012: house has additions on the side and is in apparently poor repair. Shantz Station Road 1662 - stone 1 1/2 storey Woolwich
 
33380 Address 2006 SHANTZ STATION RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category SPECIAL PURPOSE Survey Description TRACT GERMAN COMPANY PT LOT 106 Acres 2.44 Roll Number 302903000521400 Teranet PIN 222510211 
Shantz Station Road 2006 - stone 2 storey Woolwich
 
33381 1 1/2 story stone house in good repair, extensive additions at back.  Now (2012) form part of the Merry Hill Golf Course administrative building. Shantz Station Road 2321 - stone 1 1/2 storey Woolwich
 
33382 Address 2321 SHANTZ STATION RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category COMMERCIAL Survey Description TRACT GERMAN COMPANY PT LOT 82 PT LOT 83 PT LOT 106 Acres 116.28 Roll Number 302903000117400 Teranet PIN 222500054

Address 2331 SHANTZ STATION RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category COMMERCIAL Survey Description TRACT GERMAN COMPANY PT LOT 82 PT LOT 83 PT LOT 106 Acres 116.28 Roll Number 302903000117400 Teranet PIN 222500054 
Shantz Station Road 2321 - stone 1 1/2 storey Woolwich
 
33383 FEAVER, Louise

Of 50 Chalmer St. S., Cambridge (G), at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Monday, August 21, 1978, Louise Worrall, beloved wife of the late Thomas Feaver, in her 86th year. Dear mother of Thomas of Cambridge and Walter of Kitchener. Also survived by two brothers and two sisters in the U.S.A. and three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Feaver was born in England and had been an resident of Cambridge for 65 years, a member of Forward Baptist Church, Cambridge (G). Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (P), until Thursday noon. Then to Forward Baptist Church for funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Aug 1978 pg 25 
Louise Worrall
 
33384 Charlie Worthington was on the road with a waggon for the Worthington Drug Company distributing stock food.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Charles Worthington
 
33385 G. Harvey Worthington, a Puslinch boy, after graduating from the Ontario School of Pharmacy went to work in New York for a time at his profession just for the experience. Around 1897 or 98 he commenced business under style "The Worthington Drug Company" in Goebels Block where Simpson's now have their order office. After a few years here he moved to Guelph and later discontinued there to attend Medical School.

After Graduating as a Doctor he went to Vancouver and there established a lucrative practise in Medicine and Surgery. During his years as a surgeon he kept accumulating parcels of business property strategically located and later established a string of drug stores.

And what with the income from his profession, from his real estate, and from these drug stores he became indeed an important income tax payer. While here he too was dissatisfied with the amount of trade coming to his store from farmers in the district, just as Mr. Zryd and Mr. McBean had been before him and his bid was through the medium of "Worthington's Stock Food" which he made up by the ton and sold locally by retail off wagons; In more remote places, by wholesale to stores catering to farm trade. Many will remember Tommy Carroll, Worthington's drug clerk, who married Gussie Pringle.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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George Harvey Worthington was not only a pharmacist, but also a surgeon and entrepreneur having created Western Wholesale Drugs and Vancouver Drug Company in Vancouver. His beloved wife, Ada Matilda Worthington nee Marshall was of enormous support and both passed away in Vancouver.Their children were Donald Grant Worthington, Jack Worthington and Elizabeth Louse Worthington .George Harvey Worthington was also an alderman in Vancouver . His sons died with great honour in France during WWII. Elizabeth Louise Worthington graduated from UBC with an Honours in Science and continues to be an inspiration to friends and family alike.2a

2aEmail N. K. Finlay 2011

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George Harvey Worthington Drug store chain founder b. c. 1876, on a farm near Guelph, Ont.; d. May 13, 1954, Vancouver. Ontario College of Pharmacy graduate (1898). Spent a year in New York as a drug clerk, then opened pharmacies in Guelph and Toronto. Graduated in medicine (U. of T, 1908). Came to Vancouver in 1909, working as a doctor to 1919 when he established Vancouver Drug Co. Alderman for Ward Six (1924-26), he founded the Vancouver Water District. In 1926, ran for mayor but lost to L.D. Taylor. Alderman (1940-44). Ran again for mayor but lost to J.W. Cornett. Retired in 1939, selling 23 drugstores to Cunningham's. In memory of two sons killed in WWII, he willed $100,000 to UBC3a

3aThe History of Metropolitan Vancouver - http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/whoswho_W.htm 2013 
Dr. George Harvey Worthington
 
33386 WOZNIAK, Jozef Stefan

Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Friday, August 3, 2007, at the age of 61 years. Dearest husband of Ania Wozniak. Loving and caring daddy of Yvonne Blackmore (John), Barbie (Jeff) and Annette. Proud dziadziu of Jordan, Jacob and Ian. Beloved son of Jozef and Eugenia. Wonderful brother to Lidia Buzny (Borys), Donna Grimaldi (Mario) and Renata (Mario). Cherished son-in-law of Boleslaw Stankowski. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. East, Cambridge (519-623-1290), today (Tuesday) from 4:30-8 p.m., with Parish Prayers at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial, will be celebrated at St. Ambrose RC Church on Wednesday, August 7, 2007, at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 7 Aug 2007 pg B6 
Jozef Stefan Wozniak
 
33387 William Hunter died in 1868 or 69 and in the latter year, Wray and Hirsch became tenants of the shop . They continued in partnership only until 1870 when Alex Wray rented the shop on Cooper Street from the Estate of Charles Wiffler who had evidently built it as well as the Waggon Shop. Wray and Hirsch had acquired the Hunter Shop, each owning an undivided one-half interest in it. In 1871, Wray had gone to Plattsville still owning a half interest in the shop in which Hirsch was carrying on. By 1872, James Anderson had acquired Hirsch's half interest and also the Allendorf lot at the corner on which had been erected the middle portion of the present James Sault house, to which later Mr. Sault added the stone front portion and the kitchen in the rear of the original house. By 1873, James Anderson had acquired the interest of Wray in the shop and so owned it and the house then on the corner. And Hirsch continued as his tenant of both until 1874 or 1875. Then James Anderson operated the shop for a year or two.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Alexander Wray
 
33388 Mrs. Wilmot Gill, 79, formerly of Linwood, died at her home in Neepawa, Man. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Wray of Linwood she was the former Bertha Ann Wray. She was born in Wellesley Township, where she went to school, and was a member of Bethlehem Methodist Church, Wellesley. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Elmer of Winnipeg, Homer of Neepawa and Clare of Arden, Man., two daughters, Mrs. Peter (Muriel) Cottingham of Neepawa and Mrs. Donald (Edith) Kerr of Carsdale, Man.; one sister, Mrs. James (Sarah) Beggs of Linwood; and one brother, Jack Wray of Detroit. The funeral service was held in Neepawa at 2 p.m. Monday.

Elmira Signet 3 Nov 1965 pg 9 
Bertha Anna Wray
 
33389 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. James A. Wray
 
33390 SAD ACCIDENT AT GALT

A Pleasure Steamboat Goes Over The Mill Dam -- 8 Drowned

May 23, Galt. --The little steamer EMPRESS OF INDIA, which had been placed on the Grand River, and which on Monday last commenced its trips for the season on Blain's Dam, to all appearance was perfectly safe for the business required of it, and the calamity which has overtaken it was totally unlooked for.

Last evening about eight o'clock a party of some fifteen young men and two young women embarked on the vessel for a sail up the river. As the boat was crossing the dam something appeared to go wrong with the rudder, and the head of the boat could not be turned sufficiently up the stream to enable it to counteract the effects of the current caused by the flow over the dam. The west side of the dam was reached without mishap, however, but the point where the boat would have touched being rough and rocky, an order was given to reverse the engine, which was done. The boat again getting out into the stream, an effort was made to turn the bow up the stream but again it seemed as if the rudder would not work, and when at last it did, it unfortunately was turned the wrong way, and the boat headed directly for the fall, and before those on board could realize their position the steamer drifted broadside to the fall, and in a moment went crashing over into the boiling water beneath. Before it took it's final leap, however, two of it's occupants, John and William Ovens, jumped into the water, and the latter, in an almost miraculous manner, managed to obtain a foothold on the very edge and to resist the current until he reached the shore. His brother John was not so fortunate, being carried over the faIl, but he was event ually taken out of the river some distance below in an insensible condition.

Of those who went over with the boat, eight were lost, the rest having in various ways managed to reach shore. Both of the young women were saved, one, Miss Landreth, having had an escape that was perfectly miraculous, she floated down the stream until she struck the western pier of the upper bridge, against which the water pressed her so tightly that parties were enabled to get ropes and rescue her.

The following is a complete list of the drowned:-
Jas. Montgomery (engineer and owner), Edward Wren, Andrew Jackson; John Fraser; Frederick Cane; H. J. Jaffray (of the Galt reporter); Thomas Elliott and David Scott. The body of Mr. H. J. Jaffray was taken out of the water within a short time of the accident, but the most unremitting exertions on the part of the medical men present failed to restore life. It is the general impression, that when the boat went over the fall he must have been struck and stunned.

Efforts to recovers of the bodies were made during the night but without success. This morning the boat was turned over where she lay below the falls, t being supposed that some of the bodies must be entangled in the wreck, but none were discovered. The dam is about ten or twelve feet high, with about a foot of water flowing over the fall. The depth of water above the fall is from fifteen to eighteen feet.1a


1aMeaford Monitor Friday, May 31, 1878 
Edward Wren
 
33391 WRIGHT, ALEXANDER WHYTE, militiaman, journalist, labour leader, reformer, office holder, and political organizer; b. 17 Dec. 1845 in Upper Canada, son of George Wright and Helen Whyte; m. 26 Jan. 1876 in Guelph, Ont., Elizabeth Runciman Simpson (d. 1913), and they had a daughter; d. 12 June 1919 in Toronto.

The son of Scottish immigrants, A. W. Wright was probably born near the settlement of Almira in Markham Township, though some sources give his birthplace as Elmira in Waterloo County. He attended public school in New Hamburg in the 1850s and after brief employment as a drugstore clerk he entered the woollen industry, in which his family was engaged. He started in 1863 in Linwood and subsequently worked in Preston (Cambridge), St Jacobs, and Guelph. Active in athletics and lacrosse in his youth, he joined the Orange order and the Waterloo militia. He saw action with the 29th (Waterloo) Battalion of Infantry against the Fenians in 1866 and participated in the Red River expedition of Colonel Garnet Joseph Wolseley in 1870-71 as a sergeant-major in the 1st (Ontario) Battalion of Rifles.

Sometime in the late 1860s Wright became a printer. He started his career in journalism with the Guelph Herald and progressed to editorial positions with the Orangeville Sun, the Stratford Herald, and County of Perth Advertiser, and the Guelph Herald. As an editor and Tory fixer, he promoted nationalism and industrial development but combined them with an inclination to radical economic solutions involving government ownership, and currency and labour reform. Wright advanced these positions not only in print, but as a highly skilled platform speaker. In the federal by-election in Guelph in 1876, for instance, he spoke on behalf of the Conservatives' protectionist candidate, James Goldie. "When dealing with a subject with which he was familiar," wrote one biographer, "he was unsurpassed. He had bright, incisive style and a talent for keen analysis. He was at his best when heckled. He courted interruption, for no one could get the better of him in a clash of wits."

After he moved to Toronto in 1878 as editor of the National, Wright used it to promote the National Policy of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald*. Perhaps the most intellectually interesting of the plethora of Toronto newspapers of the 1870s, the National had been the vehicle for prominent radical Thomas Phillips Thompson*. Both he and Wright were heavily influenced by the producer ideology of Isaac Buchanan* of Hamilton. Indeed, Wright worked as a pro-protection lecturer for Buchanan's Dominion National League in the National Policy election of 1878. In the aftermath of the Tory victory, Wright schemed with Buchanan to imbue the Workingmen's Liberal Conservative Union with the ideas of currency reform and government ownership. In a typical attempt to bridge the leadership of the Conservative party and the members espousing reform ideology, Wright sought Macdonald's support for both the National and his proposal to author a popular biography of the prime minister. Neither scheme came to fruition.

The financial difficulties of the National led Wright and his partner, Henry Edward Smallpiece, to take over the Guelph Herald in the summer of 1879. As its editor and co-producer, Wright promoted a scheme to have the Canadian Pacific Railway built publicly through a complicated mechanism of financing that involved radical currency reform. In addition, he joined Buchanan in reorganizing the Financial Reform League of Canada as the Currency Reform League, of which he became secretary and William Wallace* chairman. Still active in the WLCU, Wright continued his efforts to use this innovative Tory organization to transform the working-class vote into a vehicle for his radical ideas, including advocacy of the Beaverback cause, a Canadian variant of the American greenback movement and an amalgam of protection for native industry, the government's resumption of the right to issue monetary notes, and a system of paper money based on the credit of the dominion. After Wright returned to Toronto in 1880 to edit the Commonwealth, a Beaverback paper that promoted land, labour, and currency reform, he gained the backing of the WLCU for his Beaverback candidacy in the federal by-election in Toronto West. Although he won only a little more than one per cent of the vote, Wright's independent stand prefigured labour's political challenges to Tory hegemony in Toronto during the 1880s.

After stumping through the northeastern and mid-western United States for the National Greenback Labor campaigns later in 1880, Wright came back to Toronto to become an editorial writer at the Tory World. As secretary of the Ontario Manufacturers' Association in 1882-86, he worked hard for the Tory party in traditional ways. In 1885, with publisher Frederic Nicholls*, he compiled a commemorative volume on the massive conventions held to honour Sir John A. Macdonald's 40 years in public life. But Wright also continued to focus his attention on the working-class vote. In the following decade, he would emerge as the main Canadian leader of the Knights of Labor, the major North American reform organization; in the process Wright would help undercut the labour revolt of the 1880s in Ontario and aid in the restoration of the Tory party's working-class base. How he arrived at these ends is a complex reconstruction of back-room intrigue, at which Wright became a master.

In 1883 Wright had joined the Knights, probably Excelsior Local Assembly 2305, since it was the only local in Toronto to encompass various occupations. In June 1886 he switched to the new Victor Hugo Local Assembly 7814, which featured mainly journalists and other "brainworkers" and included figures such as Phillips Thompson and Wright's brother-in-law and fellow journalist, Robert Lincoln Simpson.

Wright's profile in the Knights remained low until 1886. Upon his return that year from Europe, where he had represented Canada as a government agent at expositions in Antwerp and London, he set out to activate schemes he had proposed two years earlier. In 1884 he had suggested to Prime Minister Macdonald that, if given adequate financial support, he could arrange to take over one of the new labour reform newspapers. Like many of his schemes, this one did not find initial favour, but during the bitter Toronto Street Railway strike of 1886, in which Tory interests were damaged by the involvement of Frank Smith*, a Conservative senator, Wright began publication on 15 May of the Canadian Labor Reformer, with R. L. Simpson and George Roden Kingsmill as managers. Although Wright proposed to Macdonald that it "be conducted editorially on a purely labour platform, even antagonizing the Conservative Party where it could be done harmlessly," ultimately, he said, "it would do good" for the party.

Wright went even further, and devised stratagems to weaken the Knights' Grit-oriented Local Assembly 2305, controlled by Daniel John O'Donoghue*. He suggested the establishment of a Toronto district assembly of the Knights, a proposition denounced by O'Donoghue as potentially divisive. Wright was successful, however, and District Assembly 125 was chartered on 17 May, at the height of the street railway strike. Not surprisingly, Wright was elected secretary, from which position he launched the next phase of his career in labour reform.

The Ontario election of late 1886 and the federal election of early 1887 were hard-fought affairs in which the working-class vote was hotly contested. As well, a number of labour reform candidates ran and, at the Ontario level, enjoyed some success. Political intrigue was rife and Wright was at the centre. In the provincial election, claiming to be a labour candidate supported by the Knights, he ran unsuccessfully in Lambton West against Liberal cabinet minister Timothy Blair Pardee*. In the aftermath of these elections, a war of accusations concerning partyism rose in a crescendo as O'Donoghue, in the pages of his Labor Record, and Wright, in his Labor Reformer, denounced each other. The cause of independent labour politics was the major casualty.

Wright none the less continued to scheme. With Samuel McNab, the district master workman of District Assembly 125, he promoted the idea of a Canadian general assembly separate from the American-based General Assembly that governed the entire order. First proposed by Hamilton District Assembly 61 in 1885, the idea resurfaced in January 1887 when London District Assembly 138 went on record in support of a Canadian assembly. American general master workman Terence Vincent Powderly fuelled this nationalist sentiment when he unthinkingly urged all Knights to celebrate the 4th of July in 1887. In September Knights from all over Ontario met in Toronto at the call of Wright and McNab to discuss "Home Rule." The convention endorsed the creation of a dominion assembly, with the proposition to be taken to the Knights' General Assembly in Minneapolis that fall. Powderly, however, forewarned by O'Donoghue, derailed the movement by conceding the idea of provincial assemblies for Ontario and Quebec and a legislative committee to lobby in Ottawa. In a determined effort to keep his rival off this committee, O'Donoghue suggested that Powderly appoint Wright instead as a lecturer for the Knights.

Powderly acted on this recommendation the following year and Wright became lecturer and examining organizer for Ontario. At the General Assembly of 1888, in Indianapolis, he captured Powderly's trust, gained election to the general executive board (the first Canadian to achieve such high office in the order), and thereafter displaced O'Donoghue as Powderly's major Canadian adviser. In his new role Wright made sure that the new Canadian legislative committee did not contain any hold-overs from the previous year. By late 1890 the order in Canada was in disarray and Powderly eventually allowed the legislative committee to lapse.

Charges and countercharges of partisanship and of "politicians in the Order" were certainly among the causes of its decline in Canada, and Wright played a prominent role in this mêlée, which helped eliminate the Knights as the major political voice of organized labour. As editor of the Journal of the Knights of Labor (Philadelphia) from 1889 and as a member of the general executive board, he participated too in the destructive leadership battles that tore the order apart in the United States and led to Powderly's downfall at the General Assembly of 1893. Indeed, Wright's various moneymaking schemes, such as the Labor Day annual and an accident claims association, his laxness as editor, and a certain looseness in his accounts of his personal finances all became issues in the struggle for control between Powderly and John W. Hayes. The triumph of the latter brought Wright's opportunism and role in the order to an end.

Wright continued to plot with Powderly and others to regain control, but nothing came of these manœuvres. Similarly, his efforts to launch a newspaper in labour's interest, but funded by the Republican party, were unproductive. He busied himself in the Ontario election of 1894 with support for the agrarian revolt of the Patrons of Industry [see George Weston Wrigley*], no doubt (at least partially) because of the havoc it would wreak on the Grit government of Sir Oliver Mowat*. Wright's pen, partially disguised by the pseudonym Spokeshave, promoted agrarian dissent in the Canada Farmers' Sun until he abandoned the cause to return to Tory ranks in 1896.

Wright would trade on his labour connections for the rest of his life. In October 1895 the federal Conservative government of Sir Mackenzie Bowell appointed him lone royal commissioner to investigate the sweating system in Canadian industry. A series of public meetings exposed evidence of horrific conditions in the garment trades. Issued in March 1896, a few months before a federal election, Wright's report called only for the extension of provincial factory acts to cover all places of work, including homes, where outwork was performed. The Conservatives, who had reputedly set up the commission for electioneering purposes, declined to act, and there were even charges that Wright campaigned for the party during or just after the inquiry.

Later in 1896 Wright worked as a propagandist in the presidential campaign of William McKinley in the United States. Recommended by Powderly, he was placed in charge of economic materials aimed at the working-class vote. The following year he appeared in New York City as editor of the Union Printer and American Craftsman. Before long he was again recruited by the federal Tory party in Canada: in July 1899 he became one of three organizers in Ontario, with responsibility for the southwestern part of the province. And once again Wright became deeply involved in intrigue. He supported his old journalist mate William Findlay Maclean* in his efforts to challenge the provincial Tory leader, James Pliny Whitney, and arrest what they saw as a "policy of drifting" in the Ontario party. By the summer of 1901, however, Wright, working out of a home in Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake), was using his exceptional skills to ensure Conservative victories in several key ridings in the next provincial election. Three years later Robert Laird Borden*, the Conservative leader in Ottawa, appointed Wright and a long-time organizational cohort, Thaddeus William Henry Leavitt, to turn their attention to federal organization in Ontario.

After this employment, Wright remained on the public stage. A strong proponent of public control of hydroelectric development and the refining of nickel, from 1907 he championed "People's Power" as president of the Canadian Public Ownership League. The politically astute Wright had little sympathy for supporters, among them Francis Stephens Spence, who saw the cause as a means to moral reform, in forms such as temperance. In the provincial election of 1908 Wright ran as an independent in Toronto West on a slate that included socialist, labour, Liberal, and Conservative candidates, and on this occasion he finished third, with 21 per cent of the vote. In his campaign literature he described himself as a Liberal Conservative who supported the Whitney government, although some elements of his platform, including public control of nickel refining, citizens' initiation of and voting on legislation, civil service and tax reform, and enactment of workmen's compensation, went beyond government policy at that time.

After a sojourn in Britain in 1910-11 as a propagandist for imperial preferential trade, Wright returned to Canada. Here he publicly turned his advocacy of imperial unity against reciprocity in the federal election of September 1911 and appeared as a Conservative speaker in the provincial election in December. When he was not deriving income from his public and organizational efforts, Wright seems to have found periodic employment in journalism and business. In 1909-14 he edited a Tory labour newspaper, the Toronto Lance, and in 1912 he was manager of the Toronto Fire Brick Company Limited. The Whitney government rewarded his many years of service in 1914 by appointing him vice-chairman of the new Workmen's Compensation Board. He never completely recovered from a slight stroke suffered in 1918 in Niagara-on-the-Lake and he died the following year at his home on Macdonell Avenue in Toronto. A Presbyterian, he was buried in Prospect Cemetery.

Wright's career took him from small-town Ontario to the heights of North American labour reform as a major leader of the Knights of Labor. A man who lived by his wit and writing, in all aspects of his life he delighted in intrigue and manipulation. The Orangeism and militarism of his youth were two of his major identifications and they flowed easily into his support for the Conservatives. Although his economic beliefs encompassed a certain radicalism, he almost always placed party loyalty first. An important Canadian example of a mediator who linked the working class and the traditional political party, he exemplifies that strain of Canadian conservatism which espoused reform.
Gregory S. Kealey and Christina Burr

Alexander Whyte Wright's papers are preserved in NA, MG 29, A15. His publications include Report of the demonstration in honour of the fortieth anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's entrance into public life . . . (Toronto, 1885), compiled with Frederic Nicholls (incorrectly attributed in CIHM, Reg., to Arthur Walker Wright); Knights of Labor, District Assembly 125, Report of A. W. Wright, delegate from DA 125 to the Philadelphia session of the General Assembly, Knights of Labor (Toronto, 1894; copy in his papers); Labor Day annual (Philadelphia), 1893, prepared with T. V. Powderly; Report upon the sweating system in Canada (Ottawa, 1896); and Confidential letter to Liberal-Conservative workers: Toronto, May 1st, 1902 (Toronto, 1902), co-written with T. W. H. Leavitt. Wright is also the author of an unpublished paper on "County Waterloo's part in the Fenian raids" (typescript, n.d.), available in his papers at the NA.
AO, RG 22-305, nos.27800, 38540; RG 80-5-0-61, no.11971. Catholic Univ. of America (Washington), Dept. of Arch. and mss, John W. Hayes papers; T. V. Powderly papers. NA, MG 24, D16; MG 26, A. Canada Farmers' Sun (Toronto), 1894-96. Canadian Labor Reformer (Toronto), 1886-87. Commonwealth (Toronto), 1880. Guelph Herald (Guelph, Ont.), 20 Nov. 1879. Journal of the Knights of Labor (Philadelphia), 1889-93. Lance (Toronto), 1908-15. National (Toronto), 1874-80. Stratford Herald, and County of Perth Advertiser (Stratford, Ont.), 2 Feb. 1876. World (Toronto), 13 June 1919. Canada investigates industrialism: the royal commission on the relations of labor and capital, 1889 (abridged), ed. G. [S.] Kealey (Toronto and Buffalo, N.Y., 1973), 65-68. Canadian annual rev. (Hopkins), 1904, 1907-8, 1910-14. Canadian men and women of the time (Morgan, 1898 and 1912). Paul Craven, "An impartial umpire": industrial relations and the Canadian state, 1900-1911 (Toronto, 1980). Directory, Toronto, 1902. C. W. Humphries, "Honest enough to be bold": the life and times of Sir James Pliny Whitney (Toronto, 1985). G. S. Kealey, Toronto workers respond to industrial capitalism, 1867-1892 (Toronto, 1980; repr. 1991). G. S. Kealey and B. D. Palmer, Dreaming of what might be: the Knights of Labor in Ontario, 1880-1900 (Toronto, 1987). B. D. Palmer, A culture in conflict: skilled workers and industrial capitalism in Hamilton, Ontario, 1860-1914 (Montreal, 1979). W. J. Rattray, The Scot in British North America (4v., Toronto, 1880-84). Who's who and why, 1919/20. J. [S.] Willison, Reminiscences, political and personal (Toronto, 1919).1a

1aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval 
Alexander Whyte Wright
 
33392 Mrs. Clifford Faus

Former RR 3, Ayr resident, Alice Jean Faus (nee Wright) died at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, November 9th, 1995. Mrs. Faus was in her 96th year. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Faus in 1992. She was born in St. Marys, Ontario and was a daughter of the late Bessie Browne and Clutton Wright. She moved to RR 3, Ayr in 1928 where she and her husband resided and farmed until 1984 when they retired to Paris. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Nelda and Marion Wright and by her brother Lawrence Wright. She is survived by two sons Arthur and his wife Martha of RR 3, Ayr and Kent and his wife Norma of London; and by nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris on Sunday, November 12th with Rev. Wayne Foster of Grace Gospel Church, Paris, officiating. Interment was in Paris Plains Cemetery.

The Ayr News 15 Nov 1995 pg 12 
Alice Jean Wright
 
33393 FREEMAN, Constance Isabel (nee Wright)

Passed away peacefully, at St. Andrew's Terrace on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Syd Freeman (February 1999); step-mother of Nancy (Andrew) de la Mothe, Ann (Jim) Hopkins, Marg Wynia, and Gwen Freeman. Grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Connie was predeceased by granddaughter, Susan (March 2014). As per Connie's wishes there will be no visitation or service. A private family interment will be held at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 20 Aug 2015 
ConstanceIsabel Wright
 
33394 Death of Dan Wright

Well Known Resident of Ayr Passes Suddenly on Monday



Daniel Wright, well well known and highly esteemed resident of Ayr passed suddenly away on Monday at 1.30 p. m. He bed been ailing for 2 months but his demise came as a great shock to his many friends.

Mr. Wright was born in Aston Flamville, Leicester, England, 68 years ago and came to Canada with his family in 1910. After living in Lucan and Galt, the family removed to Ayr in 1913.

He was a bricklayer and mason by trade and was known as a capable and industrious workman. In religion he was a member of the Anglican Church.

Besides his sorrowing wife, whose maiden name was limy Burton, he is survived by the following children: Norman of Galt; Mrs. Charles Kilgour ( Ethel) , Galt ; John, Galt ; Mrs Laidlaw Nickerson (Nell), London Mrs. Thomas Bryant (Sue), Brantford, Jean, at home; Philip, R. C.A. F., Toronto. Also surviving are 3 sisters in England.. The funeral will take place from Christ Church this Wednesday afternoon.


The Ayr News May 29 1941 pg 1 
Daniel Wright
 
33395 Mrs. Charles Kilgour Passes

Mrs. Ethel Kilgour passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday, March 27th, 1982. Born in Ayr, she was the former Ethel Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wright. While in Ayr, she resided in the home now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bryans, Malone Street. She was the wife of the late Charles Kilgour; dear mother of Gary of Ancaster and mother-in-law of Barbara. Dear grandmother of Laurie and Erin. Sister of Mrs. Tom (Sue) Bryant and Mrs. Nellie Nickerson, both of Brantford, Mrs. Hugh (Jean) Pitcher of Leamington and the late Norman, Jack and Phillip Wright. Rested at the Hill and Robinson Funeral Home, Brantford. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 30th with Rev. F. A. Cook officiating. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 31 Mar 1982 pg 11 
Ethel W. Wright
 
33396 Died, In Preston, on Monday Afternoon, 16th Jan'y., at 4 o'clock, Euphemia Wight, Wife of William Dalgleish, Aged 68 Years and 6 Months. Funeral, On Thursday morning, 19th Inst., at 11 o'clock, from her Husband's residence, King St., to Cedar Creek Cemetery. Preston, January 17th, 1882.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Euphemia Wright
 
33397 Flora remarried 14 Aug 1926 in Toronto to Frank Van Liew Ferguson. Flora Elizabeth Wright
 
33398 WRIGHT, Frederick (Ted) - Passed away peacefully, in his 89th year, on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at the Westmount Nursing Home, Kitchener. Loving father of Susan Wright (James McTaggart) of RR2 Shelburne and Jim Wright of Acton. Step-grandfather of Robert, John, Scott and Brian McTaggart. Dear brother of Jean Barclay of Kitchener and long time friend and co-worker of Len Hagey. Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy; his parents, Sidney and Helen (Finkle) Wright, and brother, Bruce. He was the Owner/operator of Ontario Office Outfitters from 1938-1975. He served as a President of the Stationers' Guild. Ted was a member of the K-W Sales and Ad Club, Probus, the Kiwanis Club and founder and past president of the K-W Downtown Business Association. He was an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society and as a driver for Meals on Wheels. He also was a faithful member of the Unity Centre of Practical Christianity. Ted served in the Second World War with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Ted's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 for Ted's memorial service on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place and Ted's cremated remains will be interred in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the K-W Humane Society, SPCA or a charity of your choice. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Ted's memorial.1a

1aThe Record - Feb. 26, 2008  
Frederick Wright
 
33399 George Wright ran a drug store in Glick's Block in 1870 and 71.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
George Wright
 
33400 WRIGHT, James T.

Of 849 King St., Preston, at the K-W Hospital, Friday, April 14, 1972, James Thomas Wright, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wright of Galt; survived by four brothers: George, Harold and John of Galt and William of Preston; three sisters; Mrs. Henry Johnson (Eva) of Galt, Mrs. Haydn Price (Louisa) of Galt, and Mrs. Elizabeth Wright of Toronto. Mr. Wright was born in Belfast, Ireland, and came to Preston from Kitchener 15 years ago; retired from the shoe industry five years ago; Anglican by faith. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston, where funeral service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Apr 1972 pg 25 
James Thomas Wright
 
33401 One of the oldest people living in the city died Monday afternoon in the person of Mrs. Janet Hawke, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.A. Hamilton, 60 Elizabeth street. Mrs. Hawke was the widow of Samuel L. Hawke, and she had been ill for about six months. She was born at Stirling, Scotland, 90 years ago, and came to Canada with her mother and brother when she was twelve years old. They first lived in Galt, then she spent nine years in Buffalo, and had lived in St. Thomas for the past twenty-nine years. She was a member of Knox church, and esteemed by a large circle of friends. To mourn her passing are two daughters, Mrs. John Harvey, Toronto, and Mrs. Hamilton; one son, Fred H. 30 Locust street; two sisters, Mrs. George Simpson, Rock Island, Ill., and Mrs. Campbell, Williams Lake, B.C.; also twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place from the residence on Thursday at 2:30 to Union cemetery, Rev. J.M. Laird officiating.1a

1aSt. Thomas Times Journal 15 Mar 1932 
Janette Wright
 
33402 Mrs. George Young

PRESTON, Mrs. George Young, 53, of 758 Moore St., Preston, died Friday at Coutts Pavilion, Freeport. Mrs. Young was the former Jean Wright and was born in Toronto. She had lived in Preston since 1954. Prior to that she resided in Galt and St. Catharines. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, one son, Garry, and one daughter, Linda, both at home and a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Alward of Willowdale. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Park Lawn cemetery. Rev. A. H. Vail, of Knox Presbyterian Church, will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 May 1965 pg 25 
Jean Wright
 
33403 Kropf, Jean Arlene (nee Wright) - Left this world to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 58th year. Beloved wife and best friend of James (Jim) Kropf. Cherished mother of Beth Rumig and her partner Darrell Taylor. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Joshua, Ethan, Daniel and Mayah. Dear daughter of Aileen Wright-Mann and her husband John Mann and the late Ronald Wright. Beloved sister of Ronald Wright and his wife Marilyn and Carrie Bennett and her husband Craig. Loved sister-in-law of Marlene Ueberschlag and her husband Gerald. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, Ronald, Michael, Lyndsay, Cameron, Tanya (Matthew), Mark, Stacey, Lynn (David) and Wendy (Murray) and great-aunt to Andrew, Matthew and Ella. Jean will be forever remembered by her many friends. Jean taught for thirty years as a special education teacher with the Waterloo Regional District School Board and in 1978 she co-founded the Cambridge Kiwanis Boys Choir and until her recent illness she was the co-director of the choir. She was a faithful member of Avenue Road Baptist Church where she was dearly loved. Jean loved animals, especially Minnie-Jean, who gave her so much comfort during her recent illness. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home & Cremation Centre , 223 Main Street, Cambridge, on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday at the church one hour prior to service. A celebration of Jean's life will be conducted at Avenue Road Baptist Church, 465 Avenue Road, Cambridge on Monday, February 16, 2009 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cambridge Humane Society, Cambridge, Kiwanis Boys Choir and Avenue Road Baptist Church Building Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family. "And the Angels Sing."1a

1aWaterloo Region Record, February 14, 2009 
Jean Arlene Wright
 
33404 Staying at the Inn of Thomas and Jane McMillan John Wright
 
33405 WRIGHT, John

While vacationing in Spain, on Wednesday, March 22, 1989, in his 73rd year. John Wright of Cambridge (P) is survived by his wife, Louisa (nee Robb) and his children, David and Jeffrey of Kitchener, William of Brantford, Robert of Cambridge, Diane at home and Kathleen Sutton of Clarksburg. A memorial service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 20 Harvey St., Cambridge (H), on Saturday, April 8, 1989, at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes at Trinity Anglican cemetery to follow. Following the service, a reception will be held at 1336 Lydia St., Cambridge, (P).

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Mar 1989 pg A11 
John Wright
 
33406 John Wright

PRESTON, Jan. 31 — John Donald Wright, 76, well-known Preston resident for the past 58 years, died suddenly of a heart attack early last night while taking an evening walk. Mr. Wright had been suffering from a heart ailment for some years, having been obliged to retire from active work some seven years ago. He was confined to hospital for 12 weeks, and had been at his home, 753 King St., for about a month since then. Born in Cobourg he came to Preston about 58 years ago, and had resided here since that time, forming a large circle of acquaintances. He was employed with Clare Bros. for a number of years. He was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses. His wife, Lulu Winters, predeceased him in 1946. Surviving is a daughter, Irene Wright, at home; two brothers, Dazzle of Preston and Arthur of Detroit and one sister, Mrs. Briggs Caverly, of Manitoba. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Friday at 4 o'clock. Interment will be in the Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Jan 1951 pg 5 
John Donald Wright
 
33407 1901 Berlin Census - Leonard is a lodger with Edward W. Berry and Harry Underwood. Leonard A. Wright
 
33408 WRIGHT, Louis Eric (Lou)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at age 77 years. Beloved husband of Patricia Wright of 52 years. Loving father of David (Mary Beth Sweet), Bruce (Sandra) and Mary (Dino Delegianis). Dearly loved grandfather of Eric, Christopher, Samuel and Nicholas. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Wilda Wright and brother Virgil Wright. Lou has been a resident of Cambridge (Preston) since 1955 and previous to that, in Weston, for several years; his growing up years were in Thornton, Alliston and Bolton. Lou was in the food business until about 1960 and a Building Supply Salesman, until his retirement. He was an active Elder at Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, from 1967-1997. He was also active in Boy Scouts for 10 years and on the Board of Managers, for approximately 15 years. The family will receive friends at the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Friday, March 12, 2010, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, 132 Argyle Street N., Cambridge on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 18 Mar 2010 
Louis Eric Wright
 
33409 Funeral Notice. Died, In South Dumfries, on Sabbath, June 21st, at 7 o'clock, P.M., Mary Wright, Aged 84 Years, 3 Days. The Funeral will take place on Tuesday, 23rd inst., at 2.30 o'clock p.m., from the residence of John W. Maus, Lot No. 37, 6th Con., South Dumfries, to the New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited South Dumfries, June 22nd, 1885. [Recorder Steam Print, Ayr.]1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Mary Wright
 
33410 Mrs. Laidlaw Nickerson passed away at Extendicare, Willowdale, on Tuesday, September 1st. She was in her 82nd year. The former Nell Wright, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wright who, while in Ayr, resided in the home now owned by Alex Bryans, corner Mitchell and Malone Streets. Mrs. Nickerson was a member of Sydenham United Church. Brantford. Beloved wife of the late Laidlaw Nickerson; dear mother of Terry Nickerson and his wife, Dawn, Thornhill and Mrs. Bob (Jill) Kowaluk, Willowdale, dear sister of Mrs. Sue Bryant. Brantford and Mrs. Jean Pitcher. Leamington; loving grandmother of Liam, James, Trent and Kendal. Predeceased by brothers, Phil, Jack and Norm Wright. Funeral service was held in Brantford on Friday with interment in Ayr Cemetery.


The Ayr News Sep 9 1987 pg 15 
Nellie Wright
 
33411 OLIVER J. WRIGHT
1905-1983


Oliver J. Wright, a native of Conestoga, was educated at the K-W Collegiate and the Ontario Agriculture College. He worked as a chemical laboratory technician at Dominion Rubber Co. before becoming a farmer.

He was elected to Woolwich Township Council in 1941 and served as reeve and warden of Waterloo County in 1949. As chairman of the Grand Valley Conservation Authority, he helped create several conservation areas. He was appointed to the Honour Roll of the Grand River Conservation Authority in 1976.

He was a member of the Elmira District Secondary School Board and served on the board of the Rotary Club and the North Waterloo Society for Crippled Children. He was a founding member and president of the board of the Doon Pioneer Village Foundation.

He contributed to the improvement of agriculture through many farm organizations, including the Waterloo Holstein Breeders Club, the Twin City Milk Foundation and the Associated Milk Foundation of Canada, all of which he served as president.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Oliver John Wright
 
33412 Philip Ivan Wright Passes An Ayr native, Philip Ivan Wright of 213 St. George Street, Brantford, passed away Sunday, November 9th in St. Joseph's Hospital, Brantford. He was 60. Born in Ayr, he was a son of. the late Daniel Wright and Luciel Burton. The Wright family resided on Mitchell Street in the home now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bryans. Mr. Wright attended Ayr public and continuation schools. He then worked for a number of years at the Ayr News before enlisting in the R.C.A.F. during World War II. He served overseas and during that time was married to. Isobel Cowper in Dumfries, Scotland. Upon returning to Canada, Mr. Wright was employed for a short time by Barber Ellis paper company in Brantford. A great interest in photography gained while in Ayr, led to him taking over the photo department at Lough's Drug Store in Brantford. More recently he operated his own photography business. Mr. Wright was a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Brantford, and the Royal Canadian Legion, Dunsdon Branch, Brantford. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Ian of Burlington, Colin of RR 3, Princeton, and Alan of Kitchener; two daughters Mrs. Tim (Debbie) Kopacsi of Brantford and Elizabeth at home; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kilgour, Mrs. Thomas (Sue) Bryant and Mrs. Nel Nickerson, all of Brantford and Mrs. Hugh (Jean) Pitcher of Leamington; also three grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Norman and Jack. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. today (Wed.) at the Hill and Robinson Funeral Home, Brantford. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.


The Ayr News Nov 13 1975 pg 13 
Philip Ivan Wright
 
33413 WRIGHT, Robert (Bob)

As the result of an automobile accident, at Collingwood, on Sunday, Sept. 2, 1990, Bob Wright, of Cambridge, in his 35th year. Loving son of Louisa Wright and the late John Wright. Brother of David, Bill, Kathleen (Sutton), Jeff and Diane. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, this evening (Tuesday) and Wednesday evening, 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at St. Andrew's Memorial Anglican Church, 275 Mill St., Kitchener, on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes in Trinity Anglican cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Sep 1990 pg A13 
Robert "Rob" Wright
 
33414 GALT \emdash Thomas P. Wright, 77, of RR 7, Galt, died today at his home. Born in Dundee, Scotland, he lived in the Galt area most of his life and farmed at his present property for over 30 years. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Galt. Surviving are his wife, the former Bessie Ford; one daughter, Mrs. Viola Schramm of RR 7, Galt, and two grandsons. The body is at the Coutts Funeral Home, Galt, where the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery, Galt.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 May 1960 pg 5 
Thomas Peter Wright
 
33415 Died, in Ayr, on Monday morning, Jan. 23rd, 1888, at 9.30 o'clock A.M., Annie, Youngest Daughter of S.F. Wrigley, Aged 34 Years, 2 Months, 22 Days. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, 25th inst., at 10 o'clock a.m., from her father's residence, Stanley Street, to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Ayr, Jan. 23, 1888.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Annie Wrigley
 
33416 Prominent Retired Farmer Expires Soon After Moving to This City

Archibald Wrigley, one of the most prominent and successful farmers in the county, died at his home on North Ball Street at 8 o'clock last night, after an illness that had confined him to his bed for the past eight weeks. Despite the length of his illness, hope for his recovery was entertained until Sunday morning. Neuritis was the cause of his passing.

Mr. Wrigley was born in Waterloo township, near Galt, Ont., on April 11, 1845. He grew to manhood there and on December 28, 1869, was united in marriage to Miss Eunice Ball at Marshall, Mich. The bridal couple returned to Waterloo township where they lived until 1879. In that year they came to Shiawassee county and purchased a farm southeast of Corunna. There they made their home until this spring, when on May 18, they moved to their new home on Ball street to enjoy the fruits of their years of labor in well earned rest. Hardly had they become settled in their new home, however, before Mr. Wrigley began to fail and eight weeks ago was ordered to his bed.

The death of Mr. Wrigley marks the passing of a man who stood for all that was good and noble in life. He became converted when young and throughout the years of his well rounded life, he has remained steadfast to the tenets of his religion and practiced them in his daily life. He was {illegible} advocate of prohibition in the days when to advocate temperance was to be termed a crank, but his firm belief in the principle was not daunted and he lived to see prohibition grow until it swept the entire country.

He was greatly devoted to his family and home, and with his passing, he leaves his widow and children, a heritage more valued than gold, the memory of a man who was not only a husband and a father, but a companion and a guide, whose daily life was so clean and noble as to be an inspiration. To al who knew him, his name was synonymous with integrity and uprightness.

The deceased always found time, despite his many duties on the farm, to take a keen interest and an active part in community affairs, and was to be found in the front rank of every movement for civic betterment. He had for many years been an active worker in the grange as well as in the farmers' club.

Mr. Wrigley is survived by his widow and six children. The children are: Rawson Wrigley, Minneapolis; Sylvanus Wrigley, Shiawassee twp; Mrs. Lilah Jeffrey at home; Mrs. Mabel Deifendorf, Chicago; Mrs. J. W. Dingwall, Oakland Calif; and Miss June Wrigley at home.
He also leaves one brother, Joseph Wrigley of Ayr Ont., and one sister, Miss Maggie WRIGLEY, of the same place.

The funeral services for Mr. Wrigley will be held at the home, 622 North Ball Street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev Dunning Idle will officiate and burial will take place at Oak Hill cemetery.1a

1aOwosso Newspaper
 
Archibald Wrigley
 
33417 The death of George F. Wrigley, superintendent of the Consumers' Gasoline Co., occured Sunday evening at his late residence, 526 Markham Street after an illness of some length. Prior to becoming superintendent of the Consumers' Gasoline Supply co., he was a commercial traveller for the Crown Silver Plate Co. He was born in Ayr and has lived in Toronto about 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Wrigley. He was a member of the Commercial Travellers' Association and the Ancient Order of United Workmen for some time.1a

1aToronto Star 9 Jun 1919 
George Francis Wrigley
 
33418 PROMINENT IN DISTRICT: Joseph Wrigley, 85, one of the most prominent residents of the Galt and Ayr district, passed away Thursday at his home near Galt. He had served nine years on the North Dumfries council and was one time Warden of Waterloo County. For 35 years he was Secretary-Treasurer of North Dumfries and during his 44 years service he did not miss a council meeting. He was first Secretary-Treasurer of the Ayr Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company, holding the office for 23 years. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Apps, Paris. Sylvanus Apps, pole vault star of the recent British Empire Games is a grandson.

Brantford Expositor Sept 7, 1934, page 15

_____________________

JOSEPH WRIGLEY was born at Wrigley's Corners near Ayr on Oct. 11 th, 1849. He attended the public school and graduated from the Canadian Literary Institute, Woodstock, in 1868, and has since that time engaged in the occupation of farming. He became a member of the North Dumfries Council in 1860, and occupied a seat at the council board for nine years. He has held the position of reeve, deputy-reeve and warden, being elected to the latter position in 1887. He was appointed clerk and treasurer in 1869, and has attended every meeting of the North Dumfries Council for twenty-seven years. Mr. Wrigley has also been secretary-treasurer of the Ayr Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co. since 1893.

Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906) 
Joseph Wrigley
 
33419 In 1826 the family settled in a part Dumfries twp known as "Wrigleys Corners", having been in NY state for a few years previous (1819-1826). The farm at Wrigley's Corners passed first to his son Sylvanus and then to his grandson Joseph until it was sold to a Russell Bannister in 1921. "In 1834 a tiny log school was built near the Seventh Con Rd, but it is said formal schooling was carried on in the home of the first Joseph Wrigley even before that." (From: Our Yesterdays) In 1854 this log school burned, and was replaced by a red brick building that was constructed on a half-acre plot of land purchased from the Wrigley family. It survived for one hundred years. This was U.S.S. No. 16 at Wrigley's Corners.
In the 1840's Joseph & Ann moved to Michigan state with son George and daughter Sarah, and their families. Joseph died in 1854 (12 July) and the age on his tombstone is 75 years, 11 months. He and Ann are buried in Alton, Vergennes Co., Michigan. Ann died in 1864 (31 Aug) an the age on her tombstone reads 78 years, 6 months, 9 days1a

1ahttp://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/wrigley.htm 2011 
Joseph Wrigley
 
33420 BURIED IN AYR

The funeral took place to the Ayr Cemetery today (Wednesday) of the late Mary Ann (Minnie) Wrigley of Toronto, who passed away on Monday, in her 83rd year. Deceased was the widow of the late George F. Wrigley. The funeral service at the graveside was in charge of the Rev. C. J. Queen, rector of Christ Church.

Ayr News 1 Jun 1939 
Mary Ann Wrigley
 
33421 MERKEL, Olga May

Of 138 Dover Street South Cambridge, Friday, May 9, 1986, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 73rd year. Olga Wrigley beloved wife of Irvin Merkel. Dear mother of James I. of Toronto, Elizabeth A. (Mrs. Roger McCleary) of Regina. Also survived by one sister, Helen (Mrs. Clinton Amacher) of Erie, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Merkel was born in Toronto and a resident of Cambridge, for 50 years. Member of St. John's Anglican Church, Women's Auxiliary of St. John's Church, a Rotary Ann of the Preston Hespeler Rotary Club, Member of the 1.O.D.E. and Volunteer Auxiliary of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Private family service will be held Sunday. A Memorial Service will be held in St. John's Anglican Church, Tuesday evening, at 7 p.m. Interment in Preston Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1986 
Olga May Wrigley
 
33422 Died at her home in Vergennes, Apr. 30th, Mrs. Walter White, after a brief illness, aged 70 years. She leaves a husband, one son and two daughters Otis White, Mrs. A.S. Lamberton of Alton and Mrs. D. Keeney of Grand Rapids to mourn her loss. Mrs. White has been a faithful member of the Christian church for many years but on account of feeble health has been unable to attend worship regularly for some time. The family have the sympathies of their large number of neighbors and friends. Funeral services at the Alton church on Tuesday at 2 o'clock, p.m. Rev. Mr Mudge, officiating1a

1aLowell Journal 3 May 1882 
Sarah F. Wrigley
 
33423 Died, In Ayr, on Monday, June 10th, 1889, at 9:30 o'clock p.m., Sylvanus F. Wrigley, in the 75th year of his age. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, June 12th, services to be conducted at 11 o'clock a.m., at his late residence, whence it will proceed to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, June 11th, 1889.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

___________________________

Many who for the last time shook hands with this gentleman at the close of the last Insurance meeting in Ayr could not but think of the words - "I'm wearing awa', Jean". He had been a sufferer for years from chronic rheumatism and although his life was spared past the allotted span of man's life, yet were his days for many years but those of patient suffering. Mr. Wrigley was born near Manchester, England, and came with his family to Canada in 1826. His father took up the farm in Dumfries now known as "Wrigley's Corners" on which Mr. Joseph Wrigley, late Reeve of North Dumfries, Warden of the County, and now clerk of the Township, resides. There he spent over fifty years of his life, discharging during that time many positions of trust and responsibility, having held the position of of Tax Collector of the Township for nearly twenty years. About twelve years ago, Mr. Wrigley retired from his farm, to Ayr, where he has since resided, enjoying as well as his ailments would allow, the rest he had so well earned.

In 1844 he married Miss Isabella Stoddard, who survives him. This lady he met after his release from jail in Hamilton, he having been incarcerated for a supposed participation in the McKenzie rebellion of 1837. Strangely enough, Mr. Wrigley and a friend were entrapped into sleeping on board the "Caroline" the night she was attacked and sent over the Falls. However, Mr. Wrigley was released on bail, without trial, and no further action was taken against him. Thier family consisted of three sons and two daughters, viz: Mr. Archibald Wrigley of Michigan; Mr. George Wrigley now publisher of the Drumbo Record, and Mr. Joseph Wrigley to whom we have before referred; Miss Margaret Wrigley; his second daughter having died last year. Mr. Wrigley was interred in the beautiful cemetery in Ayr on Wednesday last, his remains being followed to thier last resting place by a large concourse of his old friends.2a

2anewspaper unknown
 
Sylvanus Fearns Wrigley
 
33424 Jailed in Hamilton after being taken aboard the ship "The Caroline", freed March 31 (Rebellion of 1837). Sylvanus Fearns Wrigley
 
33425 FISCHMAN SPRING PRESIDENT DIES
JOSEPH H. WUEST, 54, ill for long time.
Joseph H. Wuest, 54, president and manager of the Fischman Spring Company Ltd. and president of the Waterloo Coal Company Ltd., died today at his residence 17 Schneider Ave. He had been ill six years. Mr. Wuest was born in Kitchener on Feb 15th 1886. He was the son of Mrs. Jacob Wuest and the late Mr. Wuest. Deceased was a member of the Kitchener Board of Trade, secretary-treasurer of the Waterloo County Historical Society and a member of the Knights of Pythias. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Allen Kirkwood and Mrs. John Reed, both of Kitchener and Glow and Nancy at home; three brothers Charles C., Lincoln A., and Herbert M., all of Kitchener, one sister, Mrs. R.B. Russell of Kitchener. Two sisters Lillian and Ann, predeceased him. Funeral service will be public on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home with interment in Woodland Cemetery. Rev. H.E. Morphy, pastor of King St. Baptist Church and Rev. Schade of New Dundee will officiate.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 8 Jul 1941 pg 3 
Joseph Wuest
 
33426 Fischman Spring President Dies - Joseph H. Wuest, 54, Ill for long time - Joseph H. Wuest, 54, president and manager of the Fischman Spring Company Ltd., and president of the Waterloo Coal Company Ltd., died today at his residence 17 Schneider Ave. He had been ill six years. Mr. Wuest was born in Kitchener on Feb. 15th, 1886. He was the son of Mrs. Jacob Wuest and the late Mr. Wuest. Deceased was a member of the Kitchener Board of Trade, secretary-treasurer of the Waterloo County Historical Society and a member of the Knights of Pythias. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Allen Kirkwood and Mrs. John Reed, both of Kitchener and Glow and Nancy at home; three brothers Charles C., Lincoln A., and Herbert M., all of Kitchener, one sister, Mrs. R.B. Russell of Kitchener. Two sisters, Lillian and Ann, predeceased him. Funeral service will be public on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home with interment in Woodland Cemetery. Rev. H.E. Morphy, pastor of King St. Baptist Church and Rev. Schade of New Dundee will officiate.

Kitchener Daily Record - 8 July 1941 
Joseph H. Wuest
 
33427 June Martha (nee Wuest) - passed away, peacefully, on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, after a brief illness, at Bankside Terrace, Kitchener, in her 84th year. Beloved mother of Brian and David; grandmother of Kevin and his wife Jody, Peter, Katie and Justin and great-grandmother of Olivia. Mother-in-law of Elizabeth Kirkwood and her children Jenn, Tim and Christopher Auger. June will be missed by her sisters, Hazel (Glow) Kadwell of Michigan, Marjorie (Peggie) Cacavio and Nancy Bresina of Kitchener and her nieces and nephews. "Juney" had a great affection for her family and friends and had fond memories of her employment with Waterloo Trust (C.T.) and her home at Paradise Lake. June will be interned with her father, Joseph H. Wuest and mother Hazel E. Lang in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday Oct. 21, 1999 at noon in the chapel of the … "no flowers please, think of me and plant a tree" or donations to a charity of our choice. A special thank you to the caring staff at Bankside Terrace 6.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
June Martha Wuest
 
33428 HOLLE, Adelia Marie (nee Wunder)

In her 94th year, passed away, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, June 8, 1998. Her husband, Percy Holle, predeceased her in March 1994. Survived by Muriel and husband John D. Gibson of Mississauga, John and wife Eleanor Holle, Margaret and the late Ross Huether of Kitchener and her adopted daughter, Lorna Kennedy of Waterloo; grandchildren, Deborah Gibson, Jennifer and husband Michael Burke, David Gibson, Linda and husband Douglas Huber, Diane Holle, John and wife Katie Holle, Christopher and wife Lee Huether-Holle, Sue and husband Ed Greenhalgh: her great-grandchildren, Andrew, Melissa and Jordon Burke, Jeffery and Nicholas Huber, Nicole and Zachary Holle, Jesseca and Tyler Huether. Adella was the eldest daughter of the late Annie and Jacob Wunder. Predeceased by brothers, Walter, Harry and Jerome Wunder of Kitchener. Her living sisters are, Mary Girodat of Waterloo, Dorothy Lutz of Kitchener, Rita Hasenpflug of Rutherglen, Bernice and the late Gerry Hughes of Vancouver; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Wunder of Rutherglen; her living brothers, Gerard and wife Audrey, Bob and wife Anne, Bill and wife Pat, all of Kitchener and many nieces and nephews. Adella was one of the original founding members of the Waterloo Credit-Union. She had been very active throughtout her life. After taking a dressmaking and designing course in her younger years, she spent many years doing complete wedding ensembles, fine sewing and tailoring. Widowed at the early age of 38, she took a business course at Eulers. She wanted to go to university so she was tutorial for two years in English and grammar by Principal Neil MacEachern, of the Old Central School, in Waterloo. She worked as the First Medical Secretary for Dr. Pat Sharkey Sr. (now deceased). She went to University, obtained her social counselling degree and a minor in Abnormal Psychology. She did some counselling, after her courses. In her 60s, Adella did her Grade 10 piano with the late Professor George Ziegler, Toronto Conservatory of Music. She taught music as well. Adella had been a very active member and the eldest at St. Michael's Church. She played the piano, put on plays and was involved in many performances over the years. An active member of the Catholic Women's League for 50 years and prior to Christian Mothers at St. Louis Church, Waterloo. She started a study group some, 30 years ago of young married couples with children who to this day are fast and compassionate friends. A special thanks to all of them for their many kind deeds, actions and prayers. Adella gleaned a bit of philosophy from her mother's teachings, "Adjust to every situation and put things in God's hands." During her lifetime, Adella has touched the lives of many and there is much sadness for us all in saying "Goodbye". She will be missed. Mrs. Holle's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by the funeral mass at 10 a.m. (Thursday) at St. Michael's RC Church, Waterloo., Rev. James Malone officiating. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Parish prayers will be held on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Record 9 Jun 1998 pg B4 
Adele Marie Wunder
 
33429 Basilius Wurm died here on Friday after a short bladder ailment at the great age of 89 years, which he had attained on July 23rd. He was born in 1807 in Herbstein in the Vogel mountains in Hesse-Darmstadt; emigrated to Canada in 1852 and had resided ever since in Berlin. He was a building carpenter and was still practising his trade 5 years ago. In Germany, he had spent 12 years in the military, and that could still be seen in him in his old age, as he always walked "straight as a candle" and was always very tidily dressed. His wife Elisabeth, nee Loeb, who pre-deceased him in 1880, bore him 6 children, of whom 3 sons are deceased, and one son and 2 daughters are still living. His oldest son, Daniel, fought in the civil war in the United States and was killed there. Basilius was awarded a pension for this. His burial took place on Sunday afternoon and despite the rainy weather, large numbers of citizens followed his cortege to the cemetery.1a

1aBerliner Journal September 10, 1896 Page 4 Column 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk 
Basilius Wurm
 
33430 Possibly died in 1907 in Bingham Township, Huron Co., Michigan. Daniel Wurm
 
33431 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."1a

1aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co 
Johann Conrad Wurm
 
33432 Zurich Herald May 30, 1902 (social section) p.4 c2

The Oldest Voter--Grandfather Wurm In His 93rd Year, Polls Another Grit Vote


HENRY WURM was out as usual on election day to cast his ballot. Mr. Wurm is in his 93rd year, having been born at Homburg An Der Ohm, Hesse Darmstadt, on the 20th of November 1809. He came to Canada in the year 1837 and lived in Berlin and Breslau until the spring of 1855 when he came to his township and has been a resident here continuously since.

Mr. Wurm was a carpenter by trade and did considerable work in that line in the early days of the village of Zurich. He owned a fine 100 acre farm just south of the village which he gave to his two sons MATTHAIS and HENRY, about 20 years ago, while he and his aged partner spent their declining years in the village. His wife died about ten years ago and he has since been making his home with his graddaughter Mrs. JOHN FUSS and later with his daughter MRS. CASPER WEBER, and is now living with his daughter-in-law MRS. HENRY WURM JR. on the old homestead. It is to be hoped the old gentleman will be spared to enjoy many more years of life. It is the general opinion that he is the oldest voter to come to the polls in South Huron.
 
Johann Heinrich "Henry" Wurm
 
33433 WURR, William (Bill)

Passed away, on Monday, February 19, 2007, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. William (Bill) Wurr, beloved husband of Marilyn, loving father of Jason (Shannon) of Guelph and Shelly (Peter) Zehr of Dallas. Dear grandfather of Halley, Alden, Quieten and Trenten, dear brother of Olga (Stephen) Fay of Breslau, Benny (Ruth) Wurr of Point Clark, and Linda Wurr of Wasaga Beach. Dear son of Ben and the late Faith Wurr. Also survived by his nieces and nephews and his sister-in-law, Maureen Bryson. A celebration of life for Bill will be held at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Friday afternoon, at 2 p.m.

The Record 21 Feb 2007 pg B4 
William A. "Bill" Wurr
 
33434 Miss Carrie Wurster

The many friends of Miss Carrie Wurster, will be sorry to learn that she died early this morning in the Galt General Hospital. Altho she has not been well for some time, her condition was not regarded as serious until Saturday, when she was taken to the Galt hospital. Word of her death came as a distinct shock to the citizens. For many years the late, Miss Wurster, has been a teacher of piano and many boys and girls now grown to manhood and womenhood have studied under her tuition. She was born in Preston, a daughter of Rev. Immanuel Wurster and Mrs. Wurster, the former paster of St. Peter's Lutheran church many years ago. There are two brothers surviving, Immanuel, who conducts a jewelry store on King street and Mr. C. Wurster, of Hamilton. Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Perry Atkinson, King street, beside the Imperial bank, on Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Rev. W. H. Knauff of the Lutheran church will officiate. Interment will be made at the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 23 Dec 1929 pg 3 
Caroline "Carrie" Wurster
 
33435 Peace Lutheran Church

Begun: c.1860 Closed: c.1927

The Lutheran congregation in Breslau is reported to have been organized c.1860 by Pastor Immanuel Wurster of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Preston, who served there from 1854-1881. Pastor Wurster also organized the Lutheran congregations in Hespeler and Shantz Station at about the same time. A church, which was built in 1885, was located on the south side of Mill Street in Breslau. The building was still there in 1969, in use as a residence.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. Immanuel "Im" Wurster
 
33436 Peace Lutheran Church

The Lutheran congregation in Breslau is reported to have been organized c.1860 by Pastor Immanuel Wurster of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Preston, who served there from 1854-1881. Pastor Wurster also organized the Lutheran congregations in Hespeler and Shantz Station at about the same time. A church, which was built in 1885, was located on the south side of Mill Street in Breslau. The building was still there in 1969, in use as a residence.1

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St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

It is believed that a congregation was formed in the 1850s and that services were held in the Free Church, Bridgeport (built in 1848) prior to 1861 when the congregation's first pastor, the Rev. Jacob Hoelsche (1861-1873), began his ministry. The congregation was regularly organized at that time. Services and Sunday School continued to be held in the Free Church. Rev. Hoelsche was followed by Revs. J.L. Rau (1876-1878) and A.R. Schultz (1878-1882) who were from Elmira, and by Rev. Immanuel Wurster from Preston, 1882-1887.

A church was built at 606 Lancaster Street in 1889; consecration of the new building was held on July 22, 1889. The congregation was on the Conestogo-Breslau Circuit at the time. The church was enlarged considerably in 1939 with basement renovations and the construction of an addition to the back of the church. Dedication for this major task was on October 1, 1939.

The 80th Anniversary of the founding of the organization of the congregation was celebrated on October 19, 1941 with the dedication of a new entrance to the church. Land on Waterloo Road (now Bridgeport Road) was purchased in 1949, with plans to build a newer and larger church. It was not until May 27, 1956 that a ground-breaking ceremony was held to signal the beginning of construction of the new church. The cornerstone was laid July 15, 1956, and on March 31, 1957 the new church was offically opened and consecrated by Dr. A.G. Jacobi, President of the Canada Synod. Final services had been held in the old church one week before, on March 24, 1957. (The old church building had been advertised for sale on February 9, 1957.)

According to Eylands (1945:92) the church at one time was joined in a parish with St. James in St. Jacobs, and St. Matthew's, Conestogo. Of interest: The hand which was on the steeple of the old church is now on the former Freeport United Church which was relocated in 1962 to Doon Heritage Crossroads.2

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St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church

A first Lutheran service was held by Rev. Jacob Hoelsche from St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Preston in 1854 in a non-denominational community meeting house located on Cooper Street. Rev. Hoelsche resigned in the same year. Services were held over the following years by various pastors, sometimes those from other denominations. The congregation was formally organized in 1860 by the Rev. Immanuel Wurster, also from Preston, who became the first pastor, serving St. James in a joint Parish with the Preston church. He continued in this capacity for the next twenty-one years, until his resignation on December 1, 1881.

Continuing growth of the congregation made necessary a building with more space. A decision was made on July 26, 1866 at a congregational meeting held in the community meeting house to build a church. The congregation met to choose a building plan for the new stone church on July 15, 1867. Rev. Wurster officiated at the laying of the cornerstone for the church on August 25, 1867. The building was completed in October 1868 and dedicated on November 1, 1868. It was a plain structure at first - the wooden spire was added in 1884.

The congregation, known at first as St. Jacobs German Lutheran Evangelical Church of Hespeler and Vicinity, was served from Preston until December 4, 1886 when the first pastor, Rev. E. Littwien, was called. At that time, the connection with Preston was severed; the parish then was made up of St. James, and the churches at Shantz Station and Breslau. A parsonage was built on Harvey Street in 1892, to be replaced in 1965 by a new one on Elizabeth Street. In 1912 Hespeler became a parish on its own, and in 1913 English-language services were begun. German services were discontinued entirely in 1934. The Church Hall was built in the newly excavated basement of the church in 1947; dedication services for this major task were held on December 14, 1947. The congregation celebrated the 125th Anniversary of the present church building on Sunday, October 18, 1992.3

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St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

A new parsonage was built in 1913 on land behind the church, and renovations and improvements have been made to the interior of the church over the years. A new Christian Education wing was built in 1957 (cornerstone: January 27, 1957) and dedicated in 1958. Pastors who followed F.W. Bindemann were Revs. J. Huettner (1838-1849) who was the first regular pastor, F. Hildebrandt (1849-1850), Jacob Hoelsche (1850-1854), and Rev. Immanuel Wurster who served the congregation from 1854-1881. Rev. Wurster also ministered to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hespeler.4

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Shantz Station Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

As the congregation was not organized until 1860, Lutherans from the area worshipped at the Lutheran Church in Preston from c.1855. Rev. Immanuel Wurster of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Preston, conducted the first service in Shantz Station on February 5, 1860 in a school about one mile west of the community. Formal organization of the congregation was on March 25, 1860 by Rev. Wurster. A church was built two years later in 1862 on a half acre of land (German Company Tract, part lot 85) donated by John Galt of the Canada Company. There were 58 charter members listed as of 1862. Of interest is the fact that the church once had a steeple. It was demolished in an electrical storm in 1904 and was rebuilt only to be destroyed again in 1930 by lightning. It was not rebuilt after that.

In 1885 the congregation split from the Canada Synod and joined the Missouri Synod, only to return to the Canada Synod in the spring of 1891. From 1912-1934 Trinity was served by pastors and students from Waterloo College. Rev. Otto Lincke of the College was pastor from 1912-1919, students preached from 1919-1922, and Rev. Professor Henry L. Henkel also from Waterloo College was pastor from 1922-1934. The congregation was joined in a parish with St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Guelph from 1937-1981, and has been on its own since that association ended in 1981.

Pastors who followed Rev. Wurster (1860-1869) were Revs. C.F.A. Kaessmann (February 1869 to October 1869), Hermann Sagehorn (1869-1872), Immanuel Wurster, for the second time (1872-1885), and Peter Andres (1885-1890)..5

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German Evangelical Lutheran Church

A congregation, to be known as the German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Strasburg, was formed in 1844 by Rev. Wendlin Schuler. The first church (of logs) was built in 1847 or 1848 just south of the Bleams Road intersection. A cemetery adjacent to the church was first used in 1850.

The congregation was formally organized by Rev. Immanuel Wurster in April, 1857. It was part of a Parish with St. James in Mannheim, St. James in New Dundee, St. Matthew's in Plattsville and St. John's in Berlin, as each was established; the congregation later, on April 1, 1893 became affiliated with only St. James, Mannheim. The old church building was dismantled and removed in 1905.6

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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 1855.7

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Rev. Immanuel "Im" Wurster
 
33437 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

Description: Black and white studio portrait, mounted on a mat, of Private G. Cecil Wyatt in uniform.

Notes: Private Wyatt enlisted in June 1915 with the 13th Highlanders Infantry and was killed in action at Hill 70 on 16 August 1917. He was buried in France.

Inscriptions:
Front: Pte. G. Cecil Wyatt.
Enlisted June 1915. 13th Highlanders Infantry. Killed in action at Hill 70, August 16, 1917. Buried in France.
 
Cecil George Wyatt
 
33438 Dear Staff of The Sunshine Centre,

A facility such as yours is so impor tant to the seniors of today. Dad told us in the summer of 2003 that he had decided to sell his home of 40 years and move to The Sunshine Centre. He had been very lonely since our Mother died in 2001 and he told us that he felt that such a facility would be able to help him as his Parkinson's disease progressed. And so, in November of 2003, Dad was one of your first residents. He never looked back. Dad moved in and made many new friends. The loving care offered allowed Dad to live with dignity and continue to make his own decisions about life. Our beloved Father, Dr. Rix Wyatt, died on February 19, 2005. And so, even though it is hard for us to go on without our beloved Father, we want to thank all of you for your respect and friendship that you showed to our Father over the 14 months that he lived amongst you. We will be forever grateful for both a Wonderful facility such as yours but also the friendship offered to Dad by all of your staff. We know he treasured this.

Respectfully, Judy Wyatt and Pam Del Maestro Daughters of our beloved Father, Dr. Rix Wyatt
 
Dr. Rix Wyatt
 
33439 Wychers-Dr. John

Passed away Saturday, March 25, 1989, Dr. Wychers of 44 Parkwood Drive, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Christine Kleykamp and dear father of Hans and Bob both of Toronto, Ron of Kitchener, also survived by two grandchildren. Dr. Wychers was predeceased by one brother and one sister. Born in Holland on September 11th, 1913 and has been a resident of Cambridge since 1954 and had been a general practitioner and a member of Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church and a member of Masonic Lodge. Resting at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, where the family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held at the Funderl Home Chapel on Monday, March 27th at 2 p.m., with Reverend Linda Ewing officiating. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

Wychers,John-death-Unknown Paper 
Dr. John Wychers
 
33440 LONSDALE, Barbara Halina

Passed away peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, May 22, 2006, in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Barry Lonsdale. Loving mother of Raymond of Victoria, B.C., Daniel and Dione of Guelph, Randy and Chris of Waterloo, Dwayne and Angie of Byng Inlet, Tina and John Falk of St. Catharines, Krystyna and Thomas Fullerton of St. Marys, Teresa and David Clemmens of Cambridge. Also survived by 10 Grandchildren and her brother, Zbigniew Wyganowski of Poland, sisters, Yolanta Jagiellowicz of Cambridge, Anna Zdanowski of Poland. Predeceased by her parents, Zbigniew and Halina Wyganowski and her sister Zasia and brother, Ted Wyganowski. Barbara was born in Poland on November 22, 1938 and has been a resident of Cambridge since 1949. A member of St. Clements RC Church, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126 and the U K Club. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Sunday, May 28, 2006, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clements RC Church, 745 Duke St. Cambridge on Monday, May 29, 2006, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday evening, at 8:30 p.m.

The Record 23 May 2006 pg B7 
Barbara Halina Wyganowski
 
33441 Allan Wylie

PRESTON--Allan David Wylie, 60, died in K-W Hospital last night after a long illness. Born June 18, 1892, in Detroit. Mich., Mr. Wylie came to Preston in 1903. He joined the staff of the former Metal Shingle and Siding Co. Ltd.. in 1906, first as a draughtsman, then salesman. When the firm was taken over by the Eastern Steel Products he continued and at his death was in charge of the builders supply and equipment division covering Preston, Montreal and Toronto areas. He served as warden of St. John's Anglican Church for many years and was a member of the building committee. He was a
past president of the Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club and for many years was chairman of the crippled children's committee. He was also an official of the Ontario Society for Crippled Children. A past master of the Preston Masonic Lodge, he was also a past president of the Galt Curling Club, and at his death a member of the board of directors. Mr. Wylie served one term as Preston alderman in 1933. He was vice-president of the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, in the financial campaign which was such a marked success last year. For several years he served as a trustee on the former Preston High School Board. Surviving are his wife, Luella Wylie, two daughters, Margaret at home and Mrs. D. L. Cairns (Hulda) of Holland, Manitoba; one son, W. H. Miller of Kitchener; a sister, Miss Isabel Wylie of Preston. Two grandsons also survive. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd., funeral home, Preston, until Saturday at noon. The funeral will he at St. John's Anglican Church at 2:30. Burial will be in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Apr 1953 pg 7 
Allan David Wylie
 
33442 WYLIE, Robert

Passed away peacefully, at Hilltop Manor on July 12, 2012, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 61 years to Caroline (nee Lucas). Loving father to Karen Wylie of Toronto, Ken (Dawn) of Cambridge and Stephen (Audrey) of Cambridge. Forever remembered grandpa to Faye (Scott), Jill, Peter (Diane) and papa to Carrie (Lucio) and Melissa (Adam). Cherished great-grandpa to Serenity, Kiara, Cadence, Davis, Lucas, Peyton and Nolan. Bob was a long time employee of Firth Brown Tool, in Galt. Visitation was held at the T. LITTLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519 623 1290) on Sunday, July 15th from 1-4 p.m. Funeral Mass took place at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 210 South Street on Monday, at 11 a.m. Bob has been laid to rest in Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 18 Jul 2012 
Robert "Bob" Wylie
 
33443 758. Died At Toronto Junction, Ont., at 1 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 27, 1897. Jeanie Becket Aged 24 Years Beloved daughter of William and Jane Wyllie The Funeral will take place from the C.P.R. station, Ayr, at 10 a.m. Monday Aug. 30, 1897.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Jennie Beckett Wyllie
 
33444 Funeral Notice. Died, At the residence of Wm. Wyllie, in the village of Ayr, on Friday morning, Feb. 16th, 1883, at 9.30 A.M., John Wyllie, Son of Robt. Wyllie, Owen Sound, Aged 23 years. The Funeral will take place on Sabbath, Feb. 18th, 1883, at 3 o'clock p.m., from the residence of Wm. Wyllie, to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Ayr, February 16th, 1883. Recorder Print, Ayr.1a

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John Wyllie
 
33445 Funeral Notice Died, In Blenheim, on Saturday, Nov.22nd, 1884, at 10.30 o'clock P.M., Margaret Wyllie, Relict of the late James Calder, In her 90th year. You are respectfully requested to attend the Funeral, on Monday, the 24th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m, from her son Robert Guthrie's residence, Lot 2nd, Con. 8th, Blenheim, to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Blenheim, Nov. 23, 1884. [Recorder Print, Ayr.]1a

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Margaret Wyllie
 
33446 Constructed in the 1840's by Robert Wyllie. One story clapboard house. Other later owners were Robert Guthrie and Agnes McMillan. Designated building 4 Nov 1985 By-Law 848-85 Robert Wyllie, Esq
 
33447 Died At his residence, "Creek Cottage," in the Village of Ayr, on Thursday, the 30th Instant, at 4.30 P.M., Robert Wyllie, Esq., Aged 71 Years. Funeral. You are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral, on Sabbath, the 3rd Instant, at One o'clock P.M., from his late residence to the place of interment, one and a half miles east of Ayr. Ayr, September 30, 1875.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Robert Wyllie, Esq
 
33448 ARMSTRONG, Winnifred (Wynn)-Passed away peacefully, on Saturday, October 12, 2002, at Riverbend Place, Cambridge.
Wynn resided in Waterloo. She was born 80 years ago in Port Dalhousie, a daughter of the late William H. and Cecilia (Colborne) Matthews. Wynn was a member of the Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo as well as the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 580, Waterloo where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Wynn was also involved with the 404 Wing Air Force Club, the Navy Vets, the Wren Association and had volunteered at Scott Pavilion at K-W Hospital. She was an avid bowler and loved to travel.
Beloved wife of the late Rev. Joseph Albert Armstrong, who predeceased her in 1964. Loving mother of Richie (predeceased), Lee and Gary Armstrong of Cambridge, Les and Deborah Armstrong of New Hamburg, Lawrence and Shirley Armstrong of Kitchener, Tanis and Sidney Sloat of Burgessville. Dear grandmother of Brett, Deanna, Neil, Trisha, Lacy, Mark, Savannah and Shelby and five great-grandchildren. Also missed by daughter-in-law, Rosemary and Rick Wehrle of Kitchener and sister-in-law, Rose Matthews of California, USA. Also remembered by a number of nieces and nephews.
Wynn was predeceased by a brother, Cyrill and by sisters, Muriel and here husband Les Bird and Edith and her husband Lawrence Gfell.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 580, 19 Regina St. N., Waterloo. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario through the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home,l New Hamburg (519-662-1661)1a

1aThe Record 13 Oct 2002 
Winnifred Wynn
 
33449 Mrs. Anthony Weston

PRESTON — Mrs. Anthony Weston, 79, of 841 Duke St., died today at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt. The former Michelena Wynynski, she came to Preston from Austria 64 years ago. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church, the Catholic Women's League and St. Clement's Altar Society. Her husband died in 1951. Surviving are two sons, John and Frank, both of Preston: five daughters, Mrs. William (Marie) Blair, Hamilton; Mrs. Michael (Anna) Dorosh, Preston: Mrs. Lorne (Helen) McCullough, Preston; Mrs. William (Eleanor) Terentiak, Oakville; Mrs. Peter (Pauline) Lipowski, Toronto; 18 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Weston was predeceased by three sons and one daughter. The body is at the Maurice O'Brien Funeral Home where the parish rosary will be recited tonight at 8 o'clock. Reqiuem mass will be at St. Clement's Church at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in St. Clement's cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Aug 1966 pg 21 
Michelena Wynynski
 
33450 WYSE, James Francis

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday March 26, 2012, in his 88th year. Beloved father of David and Susan of Etobicoke, Steve and Hilde of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of Evan, Jake and Sean. Predeceased by his loving wife Maura in 2004. James was born in Dublin Ireland on February 7, 1925 and has resided in Cambridge, since 1958. He was retired from Polysar and was a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church. James was a long time resident of Preston and a true Irish gentleman with a twinkle in his eye. He loved to take his wife Maura dancing on Saturday nights, as well as having social times with his friends playing cards. The family received friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St. Cambridge on Wednesday March 28, 2012. Memorial service was held at 2 P.M. Wednesday March 28, 2012. Interment Mt. View Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 30 Mar 2012 
James Francis Wyse
 
33451 BAIRD, Eileen Beatrice - Passed away, on Thursday, October 23, 2003, at Forest Heights Long-Term Care Centre, age 88 years. Wife of the late Frank Baird. Dear mother of Ronald and his wife Karen of Kitchener. Grandmother of Rhonda and Deanna. Sister of Norma Gastmeier and Audrey Fisher, both of Kitchener. Predeceased by a son Robert at birth; brother Nelson; sisters Gladys and Florence. On Saturday, October 25, 2003 (today) a celebration of Eileen's life will take place in the chapel of the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. , Waterloo at 1 p. m. A reception will follow the memorial service in the Reception Room of the funeral home. Cremation with interment in Parkview Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and can be arranged through the funeral home at 745-8445 or www. edwardrgood. com1a

1aThe Record - Oct. 25, 2003 
Eileen Beatrice Yaeck
 
33452 Emmanuel United Church

The first Evangelical missionaries arrived in the Waterloo area in 1837. The first Waterloo class (congregation) was formed on August 29, 1839 by Bishop John Seybert during a camp meeting at David Erb's farm near Lexington. Jacob Hoffman was the Waterloo-Lexington class leader; his brother, John, was class leader in Berlin. A brick building which was erected by Samuel Burkholder in 1849 on Church Street, near King, was offered to the congregation for their use as a church, rent free, provided that they agreed to finish and furnish the building. Dedication of the new church was in 1851. The house, known as Burkholder House, is still standing, but Church Street in Waterloo is now known as Central Street.
In the early 1890s Waterloo was in the North District of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association, and was ministered to jointly with Bridgeport. Pastors in those years were Revs. C.R. Knechtel (1890-1891), F. Meyer (1892), D. Kreh (1893), and W.J. Yaeger (1894).
A new church, which was built in 1871 at the corner of Cedar and Water Streets (now Bridgeport Road and Dorset Street), was replaced in 1905 by the present structure. Dedication was in May, 1906. Emmanuel Hall was built in 1938. Changes made in 1963 included an addition, a new front entrance and renovation of the former Christian Education area.
On November 16, 1946 the Evangelical Church joined with congregations of the United Brethren in Christ Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. When the Evangelical United Brethren Church joined the United Church of Canada as of January 1, 1968, Emmanuel became a United Church..1

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W. J. Yaeger
 
33453 BECKER, Bernice (nee Yanke)-In her 88th year, passed away, at Braemore Retirement Centre, Wingham, on Sunday, April 16, 2000. Mrs. Becker was a member of Benton Street Baptist Church, Kitchener. Beloved wife of Henry Becker of Wingham. Survived by a step-son, Carl Becker of Kitchener; sister-in-law of Leona Snyder of Kitchener and Bertha Becker of New Hamburg. Survived by nieces, Kathryn Found of White Rock, B.C., Esther Andrew of Kitchener and many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by a great-niece, Judy Riseborough of Owen Sound.. Predeceased by her sister, Clara Vetter; brother, Albert Yanke; parents, Henrietta and Otto Yanke. Mrs. Becker's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St S., Waterloo, tonight (Tuesday) 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 3 p.m., with Rev. Gary Fischer officiating. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.1a

1aThe Record 17 Apr 2000 
Bernice Bertha Yanke
 
33454 YANKE, Frederick(Fred)-- At K-W Hospital, on Saturday, March 12, 1977, Fred Yanke of 82 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener, Aged 79 years. Mr. Yanke was born in Brantford, and lived in Kitchener most of his life. He was a retired die maker at B.F. Goodrich Canada Ltd., and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Catherine (nee Weber); a son, Frederick of Virginia, three daughters, Mrs. James (Lillian) Kalbfleisch, Mrs. Arthur (Pauline) Dietrick, both of Kitchener, and Mrs. George (Bernice) O'Neil of Tonawanda, N.Y. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and a brother Edwin Yanke of Kitchener. Predeceased by a brother William. Friends may call at the Gruhn Funeral Home, 178 Queen St. S. Kitchener, where a funeral and committal service will take place on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Dr. H.W. Opperman officiating. Interment St. Peter's cemetery in the spring.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Mar 1977 
Frederick Yanke
 
33455 YANKE, William John - Passed away, surrounded by the love of his family, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Beloved husband of Doris for 62 years. Dear father of Carol Filipowitsch (Helmuth), Lynne Hare (Ron), David Yanke (Rachel) and Richard Yanke. Proud grandfather of Lisa, Mike, David, Julie, Sasha, Michel and Anya. Great-grandfather of Morgan, Lily, Taylor and Brittany. Bill proudly served his country in the Second World War in the Signal Corps. He retired from Uniroyal after 45 years of service and could enjoy his summers at the trailer in Sauble Beach and winters in New Zealand and Florida. He was a dedicated member of the congregation of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Kitchener, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Listowel. Bill Yanke is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King St. West, Kitchener, where friends may call on Friday from 2-4:30 p.m. A funeral service celebrating his life will take place on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ralph Dwarka officiating. A reception will follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Interment at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Share memories of Bill at www.mem.com.1a

1aThe Record - Mar. 14, 2008  
William John Yanke
 
33456 YANTZ, Harry Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Monday, August 13, 2012, at the age of 93 years. Beloved husband of the late Eva (nee Lienhardt). Loving father of Judy and her husband Rick McIlveen of Miller Lake, and Kathy and her husband Wayne Dietrich of Waterloo. Dear grandfather of John McIlveen (Bev) of Miller Lake and Christine McIlveen (Kevin) of Chatsworth. Great-grandfather of Connor and Alyssa McIlveen. Predeceased by his parents, William and Elsie (nee Devitt), three brothers, Wilfred, Arthur, and Alfred (who was killed in action in WWII), and four sisters, Cora Reist, Edith Stoskopf, Viola Strickler, and Bernice Wilkins. Harry was employed by B.F. Goodrich for over 30 years. He was a veteran of WWII where he served with the 19th Field Regiment. To honour Harry's wishes, a private service was held with interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. The family would like to thank the staff of Pinehaven Nursing Home for their wonderful care and support. Condolences for the family and donations to the charity of your choice may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Harry Yantz
 
33457 YANTZI- Elroy R. Yantzi was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont. At the age of 15 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was received into church fellowship at the Amish Mennonite Church near Baden by Bishop D. S. Iutzi upon confession of faith and water baptism on Oct. 20, 1940. On May 31, 1941, he was struck by a car in the city of Kitchener and severely injured, from which he never regained consciousness. On June 2 he fell asleep as we hope and trust in Jesus at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital; aged 16 y. 3 m. 25 d. He, the only child, leaves to mourn, his bereaved parents, Noah and Susan Yantzi, and many relatives and friends.

"Short and sudden was the call,
The voice we loved is stilled;
The place made vacant in our home
Can never more be filled."1a

1a
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 14 - July 3, 1941, page 295 
Elroy R. Yantzi
 
33458 Main farm was purchased in 1869 by Leonhard Striecher, later owners were Christian Streicher (1878), Daniel Lebold (1907), David L. Erb (1929), Hubert Yantzi (1957) Hubert Yantzi
 
33459 Yantzi.-Joseph K. Yantzi was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 10, 1852. In his young days he accepted Christ as his Savior and was a faithful member of the East Zorra A. M. congregation till his death. On Feb. 15, 1881, he was joined in holy wedlock to Mary Bender of Waterloo Co., Ont. This union was blest with two children (John and Fannie, wife of Amos Birkey). On Sept. 3, 1889, his wife died. On Nov. 10, 1891, he was married to Mary Kropf (nee Lichti). On September 9, 1904, his second wife died. March 15, 1900 he was married to Annie Bender (nee Schwartzentruber). This union was blest with 2 sons (Joseph and Aaron). In 1881 he moved to the place 1 mile east of Tavistock, Ont., where he lived units his death. He was a peaceful, honest, and industrious man, honored and loved by all his neighbors and friends. About 14 years ago his health failed him, so that he could not work any more. He passed away peacefully on June 27 in that blessed hope of a living Redeemer after an illness of nine weeks duration, being faithfully nursed by his loving wife and neighbors who lent her a helping hand. Aged 74 y. 3 m. 17 d. He leaves his wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister, besides 1 step-son, 3 step-daughters, and 14 grandchildren. Burial June 30 at East Zorra A. M. church in the presence of a great number of friends. Services at the home by Bro. Peter Spenler and at the church by Bros. Jacob R. Bender and D. S. Jutzi.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XIX, No. 21 - August 19, 1926 - pp 462, 263 
Joseph K. Yantzi
 
33460 Yantzi.- Lloyd, 78, New Hamburg, Ont., died Dec. 2. Spouse: Pearl Cressman Yantzi. Parents: Michael and Nancy Iutzi Yantzi (deceased). Survivors: daughter LeEtta Erb; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg.

The Mennonite, February 15, 2000, pages 15-16, Vol 3, No. 7. 
Lloyd Yantzi
 
33461 Ropp, Magdalena, daughter of the late Michael and Barbara Jantzi; born Nov. 14, 1873, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died at the home of her son David in East Zorra; aged 85 y. 1 m. 10 d. She had been in failing health for some time. Married on Nov. 16, 1897, to Menno Ropp, who survives. They lived together in wedded life for 61 y. 1 m. 8 d. Surviving also are 2 sons (Michael and David, East Zorra), 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Bena- Mrs. Solomon Streicher, Annie- Mrs. Menno B. Ropp, Katie- Mrs. David Brenneman, and Barbara- Mrs. Joe Swartzentruber), and 3 brothers (Chris, Jacob, and Noah). Preceding her in death were one son, 3 brothers, and one grandson. Funeral services at the East Zorra Church were in charge of Joel Swartzentruber and Daniel Wagler; burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 10 - March 10 1959 
Magdalena Yantzi
 
33462 ROTH, Mrs. Milton (Melinda)-On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1981, at her home, Mrs. Melinda (Yantzi) Roth of 169 Mill St., New Hamburg, aged 66 years.
She was a member of Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg; a member of the K-W Auxiliary and a member of the New Hamburg Rehabilitation Group.
Wife of the late Milton Roth, who predeceased her December 11, 1976. She is lovingly remembered by three sons: Gerald of Tavistock, James of Brampton, John of Kitchener; five daughters: Margaret (Mrs. Jack Schelter) of St. Jacobs, Betty (Mrs. Larry Gingerich) of Saskatoon, Sask., Karen (Mrs. Harold Davidson) of Plattsville, Jane, at home, and Sharon (Mrs. Donald Wilhelm) of Stratford.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren; two brothers, Mahlon of RR 2, Petersburg, Lester of Tavistock and eight sisters: Edna (Mrs. Solomon Gerber) of Brunner, Anna (Mrs. Lorne Baechler) of New Hamburg, Mrs. Wilma Stere of Tavistock, Ruby (Mrs. Carlyle Holst) of Petersburg, Mary (Mrs. Bill Baechler) of Exeter, Dorothy Lebold of Tavistock, Emma (Mrs. Mahlon Steinman) of RR 1, Shakespeare, and Verna (Mrs. Jack Brayshaw) of Cambridge (G).
She was predeceased by her parents, the late Christian R. Yantzi and the former Nancy Bender; two daughters, Mae Beale and Helen-Mary and one brother, Christian.
Resting at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg Chapel, 291 Huron St., after 7 p.m. this evening and until noon Friday, Feb. 27, when removal will be made to Hillcrest Mennonite Church for service at 2 o'clock with Rev. Gerald Good officiating. Interment in 16th Line, East Zorra Mennonite cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the New Hamburg Rehabilitation Workshop.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Feb 1981 
Melinda Yantzi
 
33463 Yantzi, Michael R., son of the late Bishop Michael K. and Barbara (Ruby) Yantzi; born March 13, 1888; died suddenly Aug. 17, 1958; aged 70 y. 5 m. 4 d. Married Jan. 16, 1913, to Nancy Jutzi. Survivors: his wife, one son (Lloyd, New Hamburg), 3 daughters (Marion-Mrs. Wilmer Bender, New Hamburg; Katie-Mrs. Lorne Bender, Ailsa Craig; and Nelda, London, Ont.), 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Christian, Tavistock; Jacob, East Zorra; and Noah, South Easthope), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Menno Ropp, Mrs. Solomon Streicher, Mrs. Joseph Swartzentruber, Mrs. Annie Ropp, and Mrs. Katie Brenneman). Two brothers and one grandchild preceded him in death .Funeral services at the East Zorra Church in charge of Henry Yantzi and Moses H. Roth; burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 39 - September 30, 1958-page 938, 939, 940 
Michael R. Yantzi
 
33464 Yantzi, Noah R., son of Michael and Barbara (Ruby) Yantzi, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., Nov. 15, 1892; died at Shakespeare, Ont., June 15, 1971; aged 78 y. 7 m. On Dec. 17, 1925, he was married to Lena Zehr, who preceded him in death May 26, 1966. Surviving are 4 sons (LaVerne, Sylvester, Elwood, and Wayne), 6 daughters (Sabina - Mrs. Jack Randall, Laurene - Mrs. Vernon Bender, Erma - Mrs. William Flatt, Rita - Mrs. William Schmiat, Freda - Mrs. Harold Schwartzentruber, and Marlene - Mrs. Roy Ziegler), 29 grandchildren, and one brother (Jacob). One son (Ernest) preceded him in death. He was a member of the East Zorra Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 18, in charge of Newton L. Gingrich; interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXIV, Number 27 - July 6, 1971 - pp 611, 612  
Noah R. Yantzi
 
33465 ROTH, Merva Catherine Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at K-W Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Merva resided in New Hamburg. She was born 80 years ago in East Zorra Township, a daughter of the late Aaron and Selma (Yantzi) Ruby. Merva attended Living Water Community Christian Fellowship, New Hamburg and enjoyed quilting and sewing. Beloved wife of Milford Roth whom she married November 1, 1950. Loving mother of Linda and Glen Diehl of RR#1, Brunner, Jim and Kelly Roth of Baden, and Dennis and Diana Roth of Guelph. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Ryan (Sheri), Brad, Mike, Nick, Nathan, Brittany, Alexandra, Kyle and Jason and by great-grandchildren Halle and Caden. Dear sister of Ken and Margaret Ruby of Tavistock, Bertha Ruby of Arizona, Verna Mae and Gerald Boshart of NY., Miriam and Stewart Schneider of New Hamburg, Carol and Richard Dorsch of Waterloo, Elaine and Dale Leis of Tavistock. Also remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gayle Yoder of Arizona, Buelah and Phil Shephard of London, Hilda McEwin, Pearl and Mahlon Roes, all of Waterloo, Willard and Ada Roth of Coldwater, Ruby Roth of Wellesley and Lorna Roth of Kitchener. Merva was predeceased by her daughter Ruth Ann (1956), mother Laura (Schwartzentruber) Ruby, sister Jean Yoder, brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law Nelson and Elmeta Roth, Elton Roth, Catherine Roth, Harold Roth, John Wagler, Walter Burkhardt and Ray McEwin. Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Saturday, July 31, 2010 transfer will be made to East Zorra Mennonite Church for the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Craig Frere officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice. On-line condolences and donation information available at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca Selma Yantzi
 
33466 YARD, Alfred

At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, November 13, 1992, in his 91, year. Alfred Yard, beloved husband of the late May (nee Hoy) in 1978. Survived by one niece and one nephew. Friend were received at COUTTS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Monday (today), at 11 a.m. Father Michael Isabelle officiated. Interment Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1992 
Alfred W. Yard
 
33467 It is reported but not confirmed thaat Marie was born in Okocim, Galicia 20 Sep 1873 and married 5 Nov 1902 Marie Yarosz
 
33468 Arthur Yates

HESPELER — Funeral services were held today, from the Stager Funeral Home, Galt St.. Hespeler, for Arthur Yates, 64, a resident of Hespeler, who had been invalided in the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital for the past several years. He died suddenly, Friday night. The late Mr. Yates was a mill-hand by trade. He was an adherent of St. James Anglican Church. Surviving are two brothers, Wilfred Yates of Toronto, and Jack Yates, Malton. Interment was in Hespeler Cemetary. Rev. R. W. Wenham conducted the services.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 May 1954 pg 7 
Arthur Yates
 
33469 EIzear T. Yates

PRESTON— Elzear T. Yates, 524 Hamilton Street, died today at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt. He was 76. Mr. Yates was born in Preston and had resided here all his life. He had been in the insurance and real estate business here for many years. He was a member of St. Clement's RC Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a former member of the local separate school board, a member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion, the Chamber of Commerce, the Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club and had been active in many civic affairs in Preston. He had also been in the First World War. He was predeceased by his wife the former Edith MacGregor in 1958. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Helen) Carney of Kitchener, Mrs. Brian (Jean) O'Neill of Montreal, Mrs. John (Rita) Basko of Dundas; one brother, Grosvenor Yates of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Rose Hill of Preston and 10 grandchildren. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home where friends will be received Saturday and Sunday. Requiem mass will be at St. Clement's RC Church Monday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Clement's cemetery. The rosary will be recited Sunday at 7 p rn, at the funeral home.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 May 1968 pg 27 
Elzear Thomas Yates
 
33470 Elzear T. Yates

PRESTON—Elzear T. Yates, 524 Hamilton Street, died today at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt. He was 76. Mr. Yates was born in Preston and had resided here all his life. He had been in the insurance and real estate business here for many years. He was a member of St. Clement's RC Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a former member of the local separate school board, a member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion, the Chamber of Commerce, the Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club and had been active in many civic affairs in Preston. He had also been in the First World War. He was predeceased by his wife the former Edith MacGregor in 1958. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Helen) Carney of Kitchener, Mrs. Brian (Jean) O'Neill of Montreal, Mrs. John (Rita) Basko of Dundas; one brother, Grosvenor Yates of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Rose Hill of Preston and 10 grandchildren. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home where friends will be received Saturday and Sunday. Requiem mass will be at St. Clement's RC Church Monday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Clement's cemetery. The rosary will be recited Sunday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 May 1968 pg 27 
Elzear Thomas Yates
 
33471 Gladstone Yates

PRESTON, Oct. 20 — Well-known Preston resident for the past 63 years, Gladstone Burdette Yates died in St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, at 9:20 Saturday morning. The late Mr. Yates, who was in his 74th year, had been ailing for the past three years and had been confined to hospital, seriously ill, for three days. Born in Caledonia the late Mr. Yates, at the age of eight. came to Preston and resided here since that time. In December 29, 1898, he was married to Amelia Kistner, who survives. Employed at Clare Bros. for four years, the deceased was employed with Pattinson Woollen Mill for 40 years in the weave and wool rooms. Surviving is his wife, Amelia Kistner; a daughter, Mrs. E. S., (Florence) Jardine and a brother, Thomas Yates, of Preston. The late Mr. Yates is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. Funeral Home from where the service will take place on Tuesday at two o'clock. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Yates,Gladstone Burdette-death-Kitchener Daily Record 20 Oct 1947 pg 17 
Gladstone Burdette Yates
 
33472 CARNEY, Mrs. Frank (Helen)

At the Toronto General Hospital, on Friday, Aug. 31, 1979, following a brief illness, in her 53rd year, Helen Yates, of 215 Chapel St., Kitchener. A member of St. Anne's RC Church, the Catholic Womens League and an assistant secretary of the Guidance Department of St. Mary's High School. Daughter of the late Elzear Yates and Edith MacGreggor. Surviving is her husband Frank; two sons, David of Longview, Alta. and Thomas of Kitchener; two daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Greg Paleczny) and Janis, both at Kitchener. Two sisters, Jean (Mrs. Brian O'Neill) of Montreal and Rita (Mrs. John Vasko) of Dundas and one grandchild, Drew Paleczny. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial mass at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church on Monday, September 3 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at St. Anne's Parish Hall following the mass.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Sep 1979 pg 25 
Helen Yates
 
33473 Staying at James McMillan's Inn. Margaret Yates
 
33474 YATES, Dr. Paul - Beloved husband and best friend of Marie, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 7, 2000 at the age of 75. He is also survived by son David and his family of Stavely, Alberta, son John and his family of Haiti, daughter Liz Ghent and family of Peru, and daughter Mary Buchanan and her family of Edmonton, Alberta. Also surviving are his brother Verd and family of Florence, South Carolina, and brother Glenn and family of Fort Myers, Florida and sister Grace Pipher and family of Toronto. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main Street East, Cambridge on Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at Forward Baptist Church, 455 Myers Road, Cambridge on Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 11 a.m. with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitch-ener. In lieu of flowers, memorials could be designated to either Emmanuel or Heritage Bible Colleges, or to an overseas work (mission) of your choice. Dr. Paul Yates
 
33475 Was staying with Samuel and Chariette Roberts. Elisabeth Yates Or Bates
 
33476 YAZWINSKI, Nicholas

Of 621 Argyle St. S., Cambridge, on Sunday, Dec 1, 1991, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Eugenia Bryk and dear father of Edward and his wife Kazia of Cayuga. Also survived by one grandson, Richard. Mr. Yazwinski was born in Poland and was a resident of Cambridge, since 1940 from Toronto. Retired barber. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Dec 1991 pg A7 
Nicholas Yazwinski
 
33477 The Yeandle Plough was invented by blacksmith yeandle plowThomas Yeandle in Stratford and received its patent for "a certain new and useful improvement in mould boards for ploughs", as noted in the Commissioner of Patents Journal for July 9, 1872. The Reports of Commissioners to the British House of Commons commended Yeandle in its 1877 report for a "useful general purpose plough, well made saving of undue friction by a peculiar construction of underside and mould board; for steel sole of small ground surface; for peculiar form of landside allowing of considerable wear; (and) adjustable steel mould-board of good form."

His blacksmith shop was originally situated behind the present Perth County jail. He later relocated his Yeandle Plough Company to Church Street. The plough won 1st prize at the Ottawa Provincial Exposition in 1875, and 1st prize at the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876.

Our plough was used on the Reid farm near St. Marys1a

1aStratford-Perth Museum 2014 
Thomas Yeandle
 
33478 TARTOURIAN, Vergin

Of 755 Duke St., Cambridge, Tuesday, June 23, 1987, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 79th year, Vergin Yeghyeian. Beloved wife of the late Hagop Tartourian. Dear mother of Ann (Mrs. George Kirkorian) of Cambridge, Sophie (Mrs. Andrew Skaropoulos) of California, Hermoine (Mrs. Nick Mozas) of Toronto. Survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also a brother and a sister, in Greece. Mrs. Tartourian was born in Turkey and came to Cambridge to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Kirkorian in 1962, from Athens, Greece. A member of the Armenian Epistolic Church (Sourp Nishan). Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Oak Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Jun 1987 pg B13 
Vergin "Virginia" Yeghyeian
 
33479 Lived with William Joanna Puddicombe. William Yeo
 
33480 YEOMAN, Const. Robert (Bob) -- Age 39 years, of 639 Hunt St., at Thunder Bay Hospital, September 18, 1980; a native of Kitchener-Waterloo. He joined the O.P.P. in 1964 and was transferred to Emo then to Thunder Bay district, where he served in the Kakadeka Falls, Shabaqua and Thunder Bay detachment. He was a member of the Ontario Provincial Police Assoc. His family was his main interest. Survived by his wife Ellen; two sons, Jason and Darcy; father Clifford of Lakefield, Ont.; his brother Jim of Bobcaygeon, Ont. He was predeceased by his mother Evelyn in 1948. Funeral services for the late Const. Bob Yeoman, under the auspices of the Ontario Provincial Police, will be held Monday at 2 p.m., in the Sargent & Son Chapel, 21 North Court St., conducted by the Rev. R. A. Peden, D.D. with interment in Riverside cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Sep 1890 
Robert Yeoman
 
33481 Lived with Aaron Biehn Charles Yeont
 
33482 WETTLAUFER, Mary Margaret -- At K-W Hospital, on Thursday Aug. 23, 1984, following a brief illness, Mary Margaret (Yiirs) Wettlaufer, of Heritage House, St. Jacobs, formerly of Village Crescent, Kitchener, in her 100th year. Loving wife of the late Peter Wettlaufer, who died in 1961; dear mother of Edwin of Kitchener, Lorn of Hamilton, Hazel and Evelyn Wettlaufer of Kitchener, Phyllis (Mrs. Ron Weber) of Kitchener, and Audrey (Mrs. Edwin Dyck) of Markham. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents; her husband; two sons, Arnold and Norman; four sisters; five brothers and one grandchild. She was a resident of Kitchener for over 60 years and a member of Zion United Church. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral service in the Ratz-Bechtel on Sunday at 2 p.m., with Rev F. Roberts officiating. interment Woodland cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Aug 1984 
Mary Margaret Yiirs
 
33483 YOANIDIS, Robert Peter (Bob)

Peacefully, at his residence, on Saturday, July 22, 1995, Bob Yoanidis, of Krug Street, Kitchener, age 70 years. Beloved husband of Lillian (Underhill); father of Peter and his wife Sandra of Cambridge, Robert and his wife Trudy of Kitchener. Sadly missed by Jennifer and her husband Arthur Roach of Toronto, Jacqueline and her husband William Chadwick of Waterloo, Joanne Underhill of Kitchener. Grandfather of Ryan, Elizabeth, Clare and Charlotte. Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Myrtle and his first wife, Barbara. Funeral service will be held at St. James-Rosemount United Church, 171 Sherwood Ave., Kitchener, on Tuesday, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Rick Burgess officiating. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Reception to follow at the church.

The Record 24 Jul 1995 pg A5 
Robert Peter "Bob" Yoanidis
 
33484 Yoder.- John J., was born in Iowa on Jan. 1, 1892; died of a heart attack at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Apr. 22, 1979; aged 87 y. He was married to Gertrude Lerbekmo, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Stanley and Lorne), 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one Brother (Vernon). He was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 25, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 72, Number 21 - May 22, 1979, page 422 
John J. Yoder
 
33485 Schwartzentruber, Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Yoder, was born in Iowa on Oct. 2, 1880; died at Kitchener, Ont., Sept. 10, 1974; aged 93 y. She was married to Daniel Schwartzentruber, who died in 1950. Surviving are 2 daughters (Lydia - Mrs. Stan Ruby and Erma - Mrs. Elmer Baechler), 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 5 brothers (Vernon, David, Jacob, John, and Henry). She was a member of the Tavistock Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 14, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in the East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 40 - October 8, 1974 -- page 774 
Mary Yoder
 
33486 PRESTON STORE

The Subscriber most respectifully informs his friends, customers the public in general, that continues business in his own name, at the old stand formerly kept by himself and partner, in the Village of Preston where he will be pleased to see and wait upon his old customers and others who may please to favor him with a call. His Goods are of the best quality, which he will sell very low for either cash, produce or the usual. credit.

BERNARD YOESTE.

Village of Preston, - June 5th, 1837, 25-tf

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NOTICE

I hereby give Notice to those Merchants, Traders, and others with whom I have been accustomed to deal and traffic and Dealers and the public generally, that the Letter of attorney heretofore made by me, constituting and appointing Bernard Yoeste my true and lawful attorney and agent, is REVOKED, ANNULLED AND MADE VOID; and that the said, Bernard Yoeste, is no longer my attorney and agent; and that I will not be liable for, nor will I pay any debts of his contracting after this date-and I hereby forbid all and every person and persons paying unto the said Bernard Yoeste any sum and sums of money now due me or that may hereafter become due or dealing or transacting business with him on my account.
JACOB HESPELER
Dated Preston, Waterloo Township, Upper Canada, this twenty fifth day of May 1837

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N. B. I have removed my Store to my new buildings. near my Distillery I shall continue to keep a large assortment of cheap Goods, constantly on hand, and try to accommodate my customers and the public in general, as well possible.

J. H. [Jacob Hespeler] 
Bernhard Yoeste
 
33487 Lived with Abraham D. & Fanny Clemens Jacob Yonce
 
33488 YORK, Austin Percy

Peacefully passed away at Woodstock General Hospital, on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of Evelyn York. Dear father of Heather York, Juanita York and Gail Porter (Bob). Grandpa of Sonya Knipfel (Jeff), Ben Schaefer, Dan Schaefer, Chris Porter, Nate Schaefer (Kari Kokx) and Heidi Ellis (Keith) and great-grandpa to the late Matthew Knipfel, Jonas Ellis and Mackenzie Schaefer. Survived by his brothers Arthur York and Clarence (Bud) York. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, on Friday, December 16, 2016, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Death-Cambridge Times 15 Dec 2016 
Austin Percy York
 
33489 WEBER, Ada May - Passed away, on Sunday, December 28, 2003, at her residence Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton, with her family at her side. Ada was the last surviving member of her family. She was born 95 years ago in Kingwood and was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Dotzert) Yost. Ada was a member of North Easthope Reformed Mennonite Church. Beloved wife of the late Aaron B. Weber who predeceased her in September 8, 1992. Loving mother of Paul Weber of Milverton and Miriam and husband James Young of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Crystal and husband Michael Hopwood, Saralyn and husband Terry Melo, Nathan and Adam and great-grandchildren Aiden and Regan. Also remembered by brother-in-law Harold and wife Mary Kollman of Stratford. Ada was predeceased by a great-granddaughter Logan, a sister Katherine Kollman, brothers Norman, Allan, David, Clarence, Aaron and William. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 2, 2004 at North Easthope Reformed Mennonite Church at 2:00 p.m. Allan Bankert and Ed Bankert officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Knollcrest Lodge Palliative Care Unit or McMaster Hospital Neo-Natal Unit. Her weary hours, her days of pain, Her troubled nights are past; Her ever patient, worn out frame Has found sweet rest at last1a

1aThe Record 30 Dec 2003 
Ada May Yost
 
33490 WITTIG, Adeline Margaret - Of 169 Borden Ave. N., Kitchener, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, Jan. 28, 1985, after a lengthy illness, 79 years of age.

A member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church Women and the Loaves and fishes Group.

The former Adeline Yost, mother of Gerald of Nova Scotia, Edna (Mrs. Robert Byers) of Kitchener, Marilyn (Mrs. Ross Foell) of Gadshill. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin Wittig; brothers, Alfred and Arthur; sisters, Elizabeth, Louise, Clara, Edna and Irene.

Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., after 7 pm this evening, until noon on Thursday, when transfer will be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church for funeral services at 2 pm, Rev. Harold Brill officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Jan 1985 
Adeline Margaret Yost
 
33491 Amanda Yost, "was born August 14th, 1848. She is married to John Reichert. They reside in Bridgeport, Ontario, where he is engaged in the grocery business."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Amanda Yost
 
33492 Born in Weston, Ontario, the son of pickle manufacturer Elwy Honderich Yost and Annie Josephine McMurran. In his youth, the senior Yost would give his son a dime a week to go see a movie on condition that he'd then recount the plot. Yost graduated from the Weston Collegiate and Vocational School in 1943.

He began studies at the University of Toronto in 1943, and studied engineering but left, in 1944, after failing his exams and joined the Canadian Infantry in 1944. He was honorably discharged in September 1945. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 1948, he worked variously in construction, at the Canadian National Exhibition, made an independent film with a classmate and acted in summerstock theatre. In 1951, he was working in the circulation department of the Toronto Star where he met his future wife, Lila Melby. He also worked in the Avro Canada personnel department from 1953 until 1959 when he and most of the staff were laid off due to the cancellation of the Avro Arrow project. He then worked as an English and History teacher at Burnhamthorpe Collegiate in Etobicoke, Ontario.....1a

1awikipedia 2013

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Elwy became noted for this television work including "Saturday Night at the Movies" interviewing many movie stars describing their roles in Cinema. His son Graham Yost is a noted screenwriter, producer. 
Elwy McMurran Yost
 
33493 Jacob Yost, "was born October 19th, 1833. He is married to Margaret Reichert and resides at Elmira, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born six children".1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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JACOB YOST

There passed away, unnoticed by his attendants, early Monday morning, another of the old residents of Elmira in the person of Jacob Yost. Deceased was born near Conestogo on the 19th of October, 1833. On the 17th of December, 1853, he was married to Margaret Reichert. They lived for a time on his father's farm near St. Jacobs, then at Mannheim, whence they came to Elmira occupying for many years the farm now owned by Mr. Joseph Ernst. Advancing age compelled him to sell the farm and live retired. Since his wife died several years ago, he has been living with his daughter, Mrs. P. F. Stumpf. To Mr. and Mrs. Yost were born 6 children, 2 sons and 4 daughters. Of these one died in infancy and three after they had grown up. The two surviving ones are Mrs. Peter Stumpf and Mr. Levi Yost, of Kitchener. Besides these, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren survive. Mr. Yost was of a very quiet, retiring disposition, and enjoyed the respect of his neighbors and friends. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. G. F. Brown, of the Evangelical Church and Rev. M. L. Wing oofficiated.2a

2aElmira Signet 5 Apr 1917 
Jacob Yost
 
33494 Magdalena Yost, "was born December 18th, 1835. She is married to Bernard Haist, a farmer. They reside near Cassell, Oxford County, Ontario, and have a family of seven children".1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Yost
 
33495 Martin Yost, "was born July 23rd, 1850. Some years ago he went to the Western States. Nothing heard of him for some years. It is supposed by many that he is dead."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Martin Yost
 
33496 On the 22nd of November, in Waterloo county, Ontario, Mary, widow of Jacob Shantz (who died some two years ago), aged 85 years, 7 months, and 11 days. She leaves a posterity of 159 souls.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 11 - November 1869 - page 175  
Mary Yost
 
33497 Simon Yost, "was born April 29th, 1845. He is married to Mary Ann Schiedel. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in the grocery business. To them was born one son... who died young."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Simon Yost
 
33498 Tobias Yost, "was the earliest settler of the Yost family in Waterloo County. In 1831, he, in company with others, left his native home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moved to Canada. Early in May of the same year he arrived at Waterloo, Ontario, where he made his home for a short time with old Abraham Erb who assisted him in procuring a position to work at his trade, namely, that of shoemaking, which he followed for two or three years after his arrival in the country of his adoption. In 1832 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Cressman) Erb. She was born January 28th, 1813, and died February 8th, 1868. Soon after their marriage they moved to Woolwich Township, about a mile east of St. Jacobs, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by John M. Weber where he followed farming several years. When pretty well advanced in years he entered into the mercantile business in partnership with Rev. Philip Winkler and transacted business in St. Jacobs for several years. Mr. Yost was born February 9th, 1805, and died November 6th, 1856, leaving a family"1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Tobias Yost
 
33499 DEATH IN NEW YORK Of C. W. Youmans

A Former Resident of Galt

Galt friends will learn with regret of the death of C. W. Youmans, of New York City, which took place a, short time ago. The late Mr. Youmans at one time a resident of this town, keeping a bookstore and stationers establishment in the stand now occupied by Mr. J. K. Cranston. He moved away when Mr. Cranston took possession, some twelve years ago, going to Los Angeles, California. He spent some years in the south, then went to Chicago. From there he proceeded to New York City. He engaged in business in the American Metropolis and continued to live there until his death. He leaves a wife and one son, Harry, of Toronto. Mr. Youmans was generally liked and respected when a resident of Galt. He was a member of the Methodist Church and leader of the choir.

The Weekly Reformer 29 Apr 1897 pg 2 
Calvin Webster Youmans
 
33500 ADA WHITE 1915 - 2006 Passed away in her 91st year, on April 27, 2006, at the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, after a long and full life. Predeceased by her loving husband Doug in 1999. Dear mother of Valerie Simpson and her husband Philip of St. George, Stephen and his wife Mary of Gananoque, and Jennifer Amirault and her husband Norm of Peterborough. She is also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, John and Kate Simpson, Sarah and Julia White, and Heather, Stephen, and Robert Amirault. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Mabel Young; and her brother Melvin Young. Ada grew up in British Columbia where she taught school until the Second World War. She then served with the RCAF in Goose Bay, Labrador, and the YMCA in England, where she met Doug. After her marriage, she was a longtime community volunteer, curler, and bridge player. Beloved Wife, Mother, and Nana, she was feisty to the end. In keeping with Ada's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Ada's life will be held at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Saturday, April 29, 2006 (today) at 1:30 p.m. Friends are invited immediately following the service to the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. Donations in Ada's memory may be made to KidsAbility or the Grand River Hospital Foundation and can be arranged through the funeral home. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-84451a

1aThe Record 28 Apr 2006 
Ada Young
 
33501 In 1856 the Central School was erected on the site between Frederick and Lancaster streets, before referred to as the joint property of the Grammar and Common School Boards. The County Council made a grant of 50 ($200) to the Common School Board towards the completing of the building. The newly elected members of the Board this year, to take the places of two retiring, were Mr. John A. Mackie, who remained on the Board for 24 years, and was chairman a great portion of the time; and Mr. Henry S. Huber, who was a member and secretary-treasurer for the next 17 years. Mr. David Knox was the last principal in the old Frederick schools.

1857 to 1871.
The next year (1857), in January, the new Central School was opened. Of the two retiring trustees one was re-elected and the place of the Other was taken by Mr. A. J. Peterson, thereafter a trustee for 20 years. The first teachers in the Central were Mr. Alexander Young, principal, salary 150 ($600) per annum; Mr. John Strang, salary 90 (360) per annum; Miss Elizabeth Shoemaker, and before the end of the year, Miss Eliza Wait (now Mrs. W. F. Chapman, Toronto). The same year the Grammar School was removed from the old printing office on King street into an upstairs room in the Central School building.1a

1aFirst Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1913

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Death of Mr. Alex Young

We regret to state that the illness under which this gentleman suffered for the past six weeks terminated in his death on Saturday afternoon last. About three weeks ago it was thought Mr. Young had passed the crisis of his disease and would recover; but a relapse set in and he slowly sank to his long rest.

Mr. Young's name has long been a "household word" in this County. Coming to Dumfries with his parents when a mere lad, he early developed a love for study, and at one time thought seriously of entering the Ministry. He afterwards, however, relinquished this long cherished idea, and adopted teaching at his profession. In this he was eminently successful. He taught for the first few terms in Dumfries, afterwards removing to Galt, where he in the first place established a private school in the large frame house on South Water Street, opposite the residence of Mr. Thos. Sparrow - then known as "Isaac Sours' Chapel." Very shortly after this he accepted charge of the town school and in this capacity he taught for many years. He afterwards, removed to Berlin, where he had been offered the Principalship of the Central School, which position he occupied for a number of years with great acceptance. Seeing, as he then thought, an opportunity to better his position, he entered into the flax business at St. Thomas in company with Mr. Perine; but after several years of hard struggling, the enterprise proved a failure, and Mr. Young returned to Berlin and again assume his old position as Principal of the Central School in that town. This position he continued to occupy until the new regulations of the Minister of Education, regarding the qualification of teachers, deprived him of his position. Mr. Young felt this a great hardship; but his many friends rallied around him and after some delay secured him a position under the Weights and Measures Act. This position he held up to the time of his death; and it is not too much to say that the Government never had a more thoroughly honest or diligent officer or one in whom more implicit reliance could be placed.

The deceased was engaged in his official duties in the County of Brant when, not feeling well, he thought he would take a run up to Galt for a change. Arriving here he went to the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. William Graham; but the hope that he would be able to throw off his illness proved fallacious, and it developed into typhoid fever. Under this he eventually sank and the funeral ? Monday was attended by many friends from Berlin, Galt and surrounding places.

Mr. Young married early in life, his wife being Miss Annie Keachie. She still survives him, and throughout his long illness proved a helpmate indeed. Two children, Mrs. H.A. Jackson and Mrs. Wm. A. Young, both now of Montreal, ? left to mourn his loss. Mr. Young was aged 62 years.2a

2aGalt Reporter Jun 2 1882 pg 1-2 
Alexander Young
 
33502 ARNOLD, (Young) Betty-Died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday October 21, 2006 at Grand River Hospital, K-W Health Centre, Kitchener. Betty resided in New Hamburg and was born 76 years ago in Sudbury. She was the daughter of the late David and Georgina (Dumond) Young. Beloved wife of Wilfred (Bluff) Arnold. Dear mother of Bryan James and wife Faye of Moncton, New Brunswick and Debbie Armstrong and husband Leslie of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by her grandson Mark McNeelands and his friend Dawn Seitz of New Hamburg and her great-granddaughters, Julia and Kaitlin Seitz of New Hamburg and Renee McCormick of Kitchener. Also remembered by sister-in-law Laura Young of Sudbury, brother-in-law Bud Walters of Hamilton and a number of nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her 1st husband Albert James; grandson Bradley Brown McNeelands; brothers, Joseph, Percy, Lloyd, Orville and sisters, Lila, Aileen and husband Stephen Martin, Thelma and husband Cleo Lafortune, Olive and husband William Bernhardt, Marjorie and husband Art Heywood and Irene Walters. Betty was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, New Hamburg. Betty retired from the New Hamburg Post Office in 1990. Family and friends call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg Monday October 23, 2006. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 1 p.m. at St. George's Anglican Church with Rev. France Ouimet-Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to St. George's Anglican Church or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.1a

1aThe Record 23 Oct 2006 
Betty Young
 
33503 Die in a Convent School in Ottawa. Blanche H. Young
 
33504 Eleanor was born on a farm situated on the Grand River about an hour's walk north of Cayuga in Haldimand County, Ontario. Her first school was at Mt. Healy, a one-room brick building. The family attended the United Church in Cayuga. She graduated from Cayuga High School, winning the athletic and academic championship awards. At seventeen she went to Business College in Waterford, afterwards working in the rural hydro office in Cayuga. It was here at Mrs. McClung's boarding house that she met Norman High, who was working as a field man for a farm organization. They married and went to Goshen while Norm finished his studies at Cornell University.Ferriss then Margaret were born. In the fall of 1947 they moved to Guelph. Three more children followed - Emily, Susan and Nancy. The family attended Wanner Mennonite Church. When Norm became Dean of Arts at University of Waterloo, the family moved to Kitchener and attended Rockway Mennonite Church. Norm died in 1974.In 1976 Eleanor married Milton Good and for the next 24 years lived at "Westwind" overlooking the Grand River. They have been attending Erb Street Mennonite Church for the past three years.The last few months were spent preparing with great anticipation a move to Waterloo, planning every detail. Eleanor entered the hospital on November 1. Unaware that she was suffering from multiple myeloma, a rare and deadly disease of the bone marrow, she lost consciousness within a day and died early Tuesday morning, November 6, with family by her side.1a

1aFuneral Program 
Eleanor Young
 
33505 Died, In Blenheim, on Saturday morning, the 2nd inst, Elizabeth Young, Beloved Wife of William Hall, Aged 30 Years and 18 Days. You are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral, which will take place on Monday, the 4th inst., at 11 o'clock, a.m., from her husband's residence, Lot 6, 13th Con., Blenheim, to the place of interment, Stanley Street Church Burying Ground, Ayr. Blenheim, Nov. 2nd, 1872.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Elizabeth Young
 
33506 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gordon Young
 
33507 1871 - Henry Young is in same household as Betsy Young. Henry Young
 
33508 Died, In North Dumfries, on Monday, March 15, at 6 o'clock A.M., Isabella Young, Wife of the late James Bunyan, Aged 78 Years. The Funeral will take place on Wednesday, March 17th, at 11 o'clock, a.m., from her son's residence, Lot 39, Con. 12, North Dumfries to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. North Dumfries, March 15, 1886.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Isabella "Bella" Young
 
33509 MUSHROOMS BROILED.

MRS. JAMES YOUNG.

Gather them fresh, pare and cut off the stems, dip them in melted butter, season with salt and pepper, broil them on both sides over a clear fire. Serve on toast.1a

1aMargaret Taylor and Frances McNaught, The New Galt Cook Book (Revised Edition (Toronto, Ontario: McLeod & Allen, 1898). 
James Young, MP
 
33510 THE GORE FIRE INSURANCE CO.

Among the many institutions of which Galt boasts, none are more conspicuous than the Gore Ins. Co's pal-atial and imposing structure situated on the corner of Main and Ainslie streets. The style is of a Romanesque char-acter, and is built with Connecticut brown-stone, rock-faced base up to the first storey window sills ; above this it is faced with brown pressed brick, tooled portage entry stone trimmings and Terra Cotta carvings. The corner of Main and Ainslie streets is round, having over the main entrance a heavily moulded arch, supported on two Doric columns, and over the arch the Company's name carved in mediaeval letters. This round corner is continued up above the roof, forming a round tower, roofed with Span-ish tiles and terminating in a columned and octagon lantern, with ogee top and flag staff. Total height from the side-walk about eighty-two feet. The Gore has about 125 active agents through Ontario.1a

1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt 
James Young, MP
 
33511 YOUNG, JAMES, newspaperman, politician, and author; b. 24 May 1835 in Galt (Cambridge), Upper Canada, son of John Young and Janet Bell; m. 11 Feb. 1858 Margaret McNaught in Brantford, Upper Canada; they had no children; d. 29 Jan. 1913 in Galt.

In 1834 John and Janet Young emigrated from Scotland to Galt, where they found work with William Dickson* - James Young was born in his house - and later kept a hotel. Educated privately and at local schools, James in his youth had two main ambitions: to be an accomplished orator and a good writer. After a short time with a local newspaper, in 1853, at the age of 18, he purchased the Dumfries Reformer and Western Counties Weekly Mercantile and Agricultural Advertiser, which he would publish, under various titles, for the next ten years; about 1854 he assumed editorial control.

Young's views on public affairs, including the turmoil surrounding the union of the Canadas, were noticed by the political leaders of the day. In 1863 George Brown*, Clear Grit figurehead and editor of the Toronto Globe, asked him to organize meetings on behalf of his electoral candidacy in Oxford South. Young later recalled that "it seemed a golden opportunity to win my political spurs, and I was speedily in the midst of the contest." In June 1867 he attended the Reform Convention in Toronto and a few months later, in the new dominion's first election, he was returned for Waterloo South over the strong opposition of Tories and Reform coalitionists. Carefully balancing politics with business - for five years around 1871 he was principal partner in the Victoria wheel-works in Galt - he was re-elected by acclamation in 1872 and 1874.

An outspoken backbencher in the Liberal government of Alexander Mackenzie*, Young recommended in 1874 the introduction of a Hansard-style record of debates and chaired the house when in committee on supply and the important standing committee on public accounts, but he did not always ease Mackenzie's attempts to fashion a national party. For instance, in the intraparty clash of 1876 over tariff revisions, Young, writing of the event in 1892, identified himself as an Ontario protectionist who wanted to increase tariffs in opposition to the efforts of Maritime mps, who, he believed, "ruined the party." In 1878 he chaired the Liberal convention in Toronto and became president of the Ontario Reform Association, but in the election that year he was defeated by Samuel Merner*. The following year Young entered the Ontario legislature for Brant North, and his talents were soon put to good use by Premier Oliver Mowat*; in 1880 he chaired a select committee on railway safety. Appointed treasurer and commissioner of agriculture on 2 June 1883, he was forced by ill health to resign on 1 November. He remained in the legislature but did not run for re-election in 1886.

Throughout his careers in journalism and politics, Young had pursued literary, associational, business, and civic interests with equal energy. His essays on Canada's agricultural resources (1857) and the Reciprocity Treaty (1865) won prizes, he contributed to the Canadian Monthly and National Review (Toronto) between 1872 and 1878 and to commercial journals, and he drew on his local knowledge to produce Reminiscences of the early history of Galt and the settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario (Toronto, 1880). From 1870 to 1881 he was president of the Association of Mechanics' Institutes of Ontario. In business he held the presidency for 37 years of Gore Fire Insurance (whose history he wrote up in 1895) and at various times he was a director of Confederation Life, Canada Landed Credit, Ayr American Plough, and the Toronto branch of Crédit Foncier Franco-Canadien. In Galt he was a member of town council and a deputy reeve, served on the public school board and as chairman of the collegiate institute, and aided in the erection of the South Waterloo Hospital. A member and manager of Central Presbyterian Church, he was a president of the Sabbath School Association of Ontario and its vice-president in the mid 1870s. Young enjoyed gardening, hunting, and both curling and cricket: he had captained the Galt Cricket Club in the 1850s and 1860s, and in Ottawa led the Commons Cricketers to numerous victories.

Despite his retirement from parliament in 1886, Young continued to live close to his Reform principles. When the federal Liberals in 1887-88 were considering commercial union with the United States, Young, despite his friendship with party leader Wilfrid Laurier, threw himself into the debate with letters, speeches, and pamphlets against any program, including imperial federation, that countered the "idea of an independent national future." Young and James David Edgar*, Laurier wrote to Sir Richard John Cartwright on 9 Sept. 1887, "are the only two men who have written me in absolutely uncompromising antagonism to commercial union." By 1889, in his opposition to unrestricted reciprocity as Liberal policoung was virtually alone, close to the rejected sentiments of former leader Edward Blake but far to the right of Ontario Liberalism as represented by Cartwright.

Young's political musings of the late 1880s and 1890s kept his name before the public. As well, he began work on an account of Canada before and after confederation, a project that necessitated a wide correspondence and help from such authorities as antiquarian Henry James Morgan and Ontario legislative librarian Avern Pardoe. In 1902 his Public men and public life in Canada, being recollections of parliament and the press appeared in Toronto. Dedicated to Blake, this mildly partisan work bridges the union era, including Young's early experiences as a Reformer, and the beginning of the new century, where his treatment is marked by unqualified enthusiasm for Canada and the Laurier government. More revealing of his views on current affairs, and of his apparent reputation as a venerable but inconsequential commentator, are his speeches and his letters in newspapers from about 1902. His resistance to greater imperial integration, his anti-militaristic sentiments, and his support for an elective Senate, among other positions, gave some substance to the review of the two-volume re-edition of Public men (1912) that stretched to cast Young as "a natural Radical."

Young died at his Galt home, Thornhill, in 1913 at the age of 77. A talented man of defined principles and gracious dignity, he was considered to be not only "thoroughly Canadian" but also Galt's "most distinguished son." This one-time disciple of Brown and Blake was eulogized by the Toronto Globe: "He was all his life a perfect type of the robust, self-contained, and energetic Liberal Crusader. Unswayed by political and economic currents that sometimes carried his friends away from the old moorings, he held strongly to the anchorage deliberately and intelligently selected by himself and for himself in his early adult life."

Lynn E. Richardson

In addition to the works detailed in the text, James Young's publications include Address of James Young, esq., m.p.p., president of the Association of Mechanics' Institutes of Ontario, read at the annual meeting at Hamilton, on 22nd September, 1880 (Toronto, 1880); Our national future, being five letters by Hon. James Young, in opposition to commercial union (as proposed) and imperial federation . . . (Toronto, [1888]); History of the Gore Fire Insurance Co., from 1839 to 1895; being an address delivered by the Hon. James Young, president of the company . . . (Galt [Cambridge], Ont., [1895?]); and "The growth of Canadian commerce" and "The situation: commercial and financial," in the Canadian Monthly and National Rev. (Toronto), 1 (January-June 1872): 387-91 and 3 (January-June 1873): 123-31, respectively.
AO, F 24, MU 510, Laurier to Cartwright, 9 Sept. 1887; F 334; RG 22-214, no.5911; RG 80-27-2, 1: 3. NA, MG 29, D61: 8645-48; RG 31, C1, 1871, Galt, div.2: 42 (mfm. at AO). Daily Telegraph (Berlin [Kitchener], Ont.), 30 Jan. 1913. Dumfries Reformer (Galt), 1853-63, esp. 17 Feb. 1858, 23 Feb. 1859, 5 Aug. 1863. Globe, 30 Jan. 1913. Ernie Ronnenberg, "James Young: Canada Firster," Kitchener-Waterloo Record (Kitchener), 14 Nov. 1974 (copy in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record Library, Arch. file no.63; this file also includes a black and white portrait of Young). Canadian annual rev. (Hopkins), 1902-12. Canadian men and women of the time (Morgan; 1912). CPG, 1877. Cyclopædia of Canadian biog. (Rose and Charlesworth), vol.2. Directory, Ont., 1871. Ben Forster, A conjunction of interests: business, politics, and tariffs, 1825-1879 (Toronto, 1986). Kenneth McLaughlin, Cambridge: the making of a Canadian city (Windsor, Ont., 1987). Carlton McNaught, "Hon. James Young: Canadian patriot," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report (Kitchener), 6 (1918): 37-43. Select committees of the assemblies of the provinces of Upper Canada, Canada and Ontario, 1792 to 1991: a checklist of reports, comp. Richard Sage and Aileen Weir (Toronto, 1992), no.24. O. D. Skelton, Life and letters of Sir Wilfrid Laurier (2v., Toronto, 1921). Theo[bald] Spetz, "Address by Rev. Theo. Spetz, c.r., Berlin: 'The importance of local history,'" Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report (Berlin), 1 (1913): 16-18. A. W. Taylor, Our todays and yesterdays: a history of the township of North Dumfries and the village of Ayr, Ontario, Canada ([Galt], 1970). Types of Canadian women . . . , ed. H. J. Morgan (Toronto, 1903), 354.1a

1aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval

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Hall of Fame Members

Hon. James Young
Inducted 1995
The Honourable James Young was born in Galt on 24 May 1835, the son of John Young, innkeeper and first landlord of the King's Arms, later the Queen's Arms Hotel on Queen's Square. Mr Young was educated at Galt's public schools and through what his biographers have called "private tuition".

In Mr Young's day, journalism was seen as a stepping stone to public life. It is not surprising, then, that the first job for the politically ambitious young man was with the Galt Reporter, which he joined in 1849 at the age of fourteen.

Mr Young took his next step into public life when, in 1853 at the age of 18, he purchased the rival weekly the Dumfries Reformer, a newspaper he operated for 10 years. Mr Young enjoyed his first taste of public office when he was elected to the Galt Town Council and served as a councillor from 1858 to 1861, in 1863 and again in 1884. In 1860 he also served as Deputy Reeve of the town.

In 1863 Mr Young began his move into federal politics. He had become an effective speaker for the Reform cause in Upper Canada and had come to the attention of George Brown, leader of the Reform Party and publisher of the Toronto Globe. Mr Brown asked Mr Young to conduct a series of public meetings in support of the Reform candidate in the South Oxford by-election being contested that year. This was the beginning of a life in federal and provincial politics "marked by a firm adherence to the Liberal Party and to Reform principles generally".

It was also a life dominated by ideas and ideals that ranged from the theoretical to the eminently practical. He believed "with a passionate fervour" that Canada's destiny was that of a fully autonomous nation bound to England by "ties of affection and common origin but without any unwieldy political machinery". Just as he favoured autonomous nationhood for Canada, he opposed both commercial union with the United States and any form of Imperial Federation that might conflict with his view of a free and fully independent Canada.

Yet, while he strongly opposed commercial union with the United States, he was a firm advocate of closer trade relations with that country. In 1866, to fully explain his position, he wrote, "The Reciprocity Treaty, Its Advantages to the United States and Canada" an essay that was such a coherent statement in support of reciprocity that it was especially printed for circulation at a large and important Trade Convention held in Detroit that year.

After 1863, when Mr Young sold the Dumfries Reformer, he was absorbed with his new business at the Victoria Wheel Works. He still found time, however, to act as a regular contributor on commercial and statistical subjects to the Montreal Trade Review and to the Toronto Globe and other publications.

His obvious concern with Canada's position in the world and his advocacy of Liberal doctrine made him at logical candidate for a seat in the first parliament of the new Canadian Confederation. Mr Young won the 1867 election over Conservative James Cowan by 366 votes, reversing a tend that had seen Mr Cowan elected to the Legislature for Upper Canada in 1861 and 1864. Mr Young was re-elected by acclamation in 1872 and 1874 before finally being defeated by a small majority in the great Liberal defeat of 1878.

As a federal member of parliament, Mr Young took an active part in the conduct of business, particularly during the administration of Liberal Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie between 1874 and 1878. Mr Young served as Chairman of both the Committee of Public Works and the Committee of the Whole House in Supply. He was instrumental in the adoption of the legislation that established the federal Government Bureau of Statistics, the predecessor of the present Statistics Canada.

Mr Young's electoral defeat in 1878 by no means marked the end of his public life. Although he had been involved in politics for 25 years and had been in the federal parliament for 12 years, he was only 43 years of age and still had much to contribute. It was at this time that Mr Young wrote his history of early Galt, titled "Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries" and published in 1880. The book remains one of the major sources of information about the early development of our community.

Mr Young's interest in elected office remained although his focus changed somewhat when he was elected to the Ontario legislature as the member for Brant North in 1879. As in the federal parliament, Mr Young earned a reputation as an effective and influential speaker and it was on his motion that the provincial government agreed to establish the Ontario Statistical Bureau. In June 1883 Mr Young joined Oliver Mowat's cabinet as provincial treasurer. Ill health cut short his cabinet career and he was forced to resign in October of the same year. He retained his seat until the next election in 1886 when he decided not to accept his party's nomination as representative for Brant North.

Mr Young's decision not to seek re-election marked a shift in emphasis in his public life. He remained closely connected with the Liberal Party serving as president of the Reform Association and as Chairman of the large Liberal conventions held in Toronto in 1887 and 1895. He also remained a friend of the great Liberals of the age including Alexander Mackenzie, Oliver Mowat, Edward Blake and Wilfrid Laurier.

While no longer a member of parliament, Mr Young retained his belief in the power of the written and spoken word to persuade and influence. In 1887 he wrote the pamphlet "Our Commercial Future" and followed it with one of his most influential addresses, "Canadian Nationality: a Glance at the Present and Future", which was delivered to the National Club in Toronto and published during the winter of 1890-91. The speech was described at the time as a "vigorous and eloquent argument setting forth the progress and success of the Canadian Confederation, strongly opposing any form of annexation and advocating Canadian nationality as the ultimate destiny of the Dominion and the best antidote to Americanizing tendencies".

While maintaining a strong interest in national and provincial politics, Mr Young increased an involvement in more local matters that had never entirely lapsed. For 11 years beginning in 1881, Mr Young served as President of the Associated Mechanics' Institutes of Ontario. He was among the first presidents of the Sabbath School Association of Ontario and remained one of its vice-presidents until his death. For several years he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of G.C.I. and President of the Galt Hospital Fund. He was also instrumental in promoting and erecting Galt's first hospital.

Mr Young was also closely associated with the Gore Fire Insurance Company, serving as a director beginning in 1868 and then as President from 1877 until his death. In addition, he served on numerous boards including the Boards of Confederation Life Assurance Co. and Canada Landed Credit Company

As if all this wasn't enough to keep him busy, Mr Young was also the author of a history of the Gore Fire Insurance Company published on the opening of the company's new offices at Ainslie and Main Street in 1895. In addition he wrote "Public Men and Public Life in Canada", a work originally published in 1902. Mr Young was working on the 2nd edition of the book when he died on 19 Jan 1913 in his 77th year.2a

2ahttp://www.city.cambridge.on.ca/cs_pubaccess/hall_of_fame.php?aid=62&cpid=33&scpid=0&did=0&sid=34&ssid=0&tp=0&grid=0

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The Gore Fire Insurance Co.

Among the many institutions of which Galt boasts, none are more conspicuous than the Gore Ins. Co.'s palatial and imposing structure situated on the corner of Main and Ainslie Streets. The style is of the Romanesque character, and is build with Connecticut brown-stone rock-faced base up to the first storey window sills; above this it is faced with brown pressed brick, tooled portage entry stone trimmings and Terra Cotta carvings. The corner of Main and Ainslie Streets is round, having over the main entrance a heavily moulded arch, supported on two Doric columns, and over the arch the Company's name carved in mediaeval letters. This round corner is continued up above the roof, forming a round tower, roofed with Spanish tiles and terminating in a columned and octagon lantern, with ogee top and flag staff. Total height from the side-walk about eighty-two feet. The Gore has about 125 active agents through Ontario.

Officers of Management:

Hon. Jas. Young, President
Adam Warnock, Esq., Vice-President
Hugh McCulloch
Hugh Cant
Robt. Scott
Chas. McGill
Jno. Watson
James Goldie
R.S. Strong, Man. Director3a

3aJubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897

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Young, Hon. James
Galt, Ontario, is of Scotch descent, being the eldest son of the late John Young and Jeanie Bell, natives of Roxboroughshire, Scotland, who came to Canada, in 1834, and at first took up their residence in the village of Dundas in the then Gore District. Almost immediately afterwards the family were induced by the Hon. Wm. Dickson to remove to Galt, and here Mr. Young engaged in business and resided until his death in 1859.

James Young, the subject of this sketch, was born in Galt, on the 24th of May, 1835, and has ever since resided there. He received his education in the public schools of his native place ; and at an early age displayed great fondness for books, which he has kept up since. In his youth he had a predilection for the study of the law, but finding he could not carry out this idea, he chose printing as a profession, which he began to learn when he had reached his sixteenth year. When only eighteen years of age, he purchased the Dumfries Reformer, which he afterwards conducted for about ten years. Under his management this paper attained a great local influence, and in addition was the means of making Mr. Young well known beyond the narrow limits of Waterloo county. During the earlier part of the proprietorship, the political articles in the paper were written by one of his friends, he himself taking the general supervision and contributing the local news. Upon the completion of his twentieth year, he took the editorial control, which he retained until 1863, when finding his health not very robust, he sold out the Reformer, and retired from the press for a while. He afterwards went into the manufacturing business, and became the principal partner in the Victoria Steam Bending Works at Galt, which he carried on successfully for about five years.

During his connection with the Reformer, Mr. Young had necessarily taken a conspicuous part in the discussion of political questions, and his paper was an important factor in determining the results of several local contests. He frequently took the platform on behalf of the Reform candidate, and was known throughout the county as a ready and graceful speaker. He took a conspicuous part in municipal affairs, and for six years sat in the town council ; he was an active member of the school board, and devoted a good deal of his time to educational matters ; and also took a special interest in commercial and trade questions, on which he came to be regarded as a high authority.

In 1857, the Hamilton Mercantile Library Association, having offered a prize of fifty dollars for the best essay on the agricultural resources of the country, Mr. Young carried off the prize. This essay was shortly afterwards published, under the title of "The Agricultural Resources of Canada, and the inducements they offer to British laborers intending to emigrate to this continent," and was most favorably received by the public, and highly praised by the press. Eight years later (in 1865), the proprietors of the Montreal Trade Review offered two prizes for essays on the Reciprocity Treaty, which was then about to expire, and Mr. Young sent in a paper which carried off the second prize. His success on this occasion led to his receiving an invitation to attend the commercial convention held next year in Detroit, Michigan, and he had the satisfaction of hearing on that occasion the great speech on commerce delivered by the late Hon. Joseph Howe.

He first entered parliament in 1867, when he was elected by the Reform party of South Waterloo, as their candidate for the House of Commons. This was the first election under Confederation, and he was opposed by James Cowan, a Reform Coalitionist, who was also a local candidate of great influence; and in addition to this Mr. Young had to encounter a fierce opposition, the late Hon. John Sandfield Macdonald, the Hon. William McDougali, and Sir William Rowland taking the field on one occasion on behalf of Mr. Cowan. These formidable opponents were courageously encountered by him single handed, or with such local assistance as could be procured, and he was returned by a majority of 366 votes. When parliament met in the following November, he made his maiden speech in the House on the Address He also took a conspicuous part in the debates of the session, and materially strengthened his position among his constituents


He was twice re-elected by acclamation, first at the general election in 1872, and again in 1874. Of the Mackenzie government he was, loyal and earnest supporter throughout. He was chairman of the committee on pubic accounts for five consecutive sessions, and after the death of Mr. Scatcherd, became chairman of the house when in committee of supply. Among his principal speeches in parliament, were those on the Intercolonial Railway, the Ballot, the admission of British Columbia, with special reference to the construction of the Pacific Railway in ten years, the Treaty of Washngton (which was unsparingly condemned), The Pacific Scandal, the Budget of 1874, the Naturalization of Germans and other aliens, and the Tariff question. Soon after entering parliament he proposed the abolition of the office of Queen's printer, and the letting; of the departmental printing by tender. This was ultimately carried, and effected a large saving in the annual expenditure.

In 1871 he submitted a bill to confirm the naturalization of all aliens who had taken the oaths of allegiance and residence prior to Confederation, which became law. In 1873 he brought in a measure to provide for votes being taking by ballot, and the government subsequently took up the question and carried it. On two occasions the House of Commons unanimously concurred in addresses to Her Majesty, prepared by him, praying that the Imperial government would take steps to confer on Germans and other naturalized citizens the same rights as subjects of British birth enjoy in all parts of the world, the law then and still being that they have no claim on British protection whenever they pass beyond British territory. In 1874 he proposed a committee and report, which resulted in the publication of the debates of the House of Commons, contending that the people have as much right to know how their representatives speak in parliament as how they vote.

At the election of 1878, chiefly through a cry for a German representative, he was for the first time defeated. In the following spring the general election for the Ontario legislature came on, and Mr. Young was requested by the Reformers of the North Riding of Brant to become their candidate in the local house. He at first declined, but on the nomination being preferred a second time, he accepted it, and was returned by a majority of 344. For many years Mr. Young's services have been in request as a writer and public speaker. He contributed occasionally to the late "Canadian Monthly," and has been a regular contributor for many years to some of our leading commercial journals, the articles being chiefly upon the trade and development of the country.

He has also appeared upon the platform as a lecturer upon literary and scientific subjects. As a political speaker, he has been heard in many different parts of the province, throughout which he now enjoys a very wide circle of acquaintance. He has held and still holds many positions of honor and trust. He is a director of the Confederation Life Association, and of the Canada Landed Credit Company; has been president and is now vice-president of the Sabbath School Association of Canada; is president of the Gore District Mutual Fire Insurance Company ; was for eleven years president of the Associated Mechanics' Institutes of Ontario ; and a member of the Council of the Agricultural and Arts Association. A few years ago Mr. Young wrote and published a little volume of 272 pages, entitled "Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt, and the Settlement of Dumfries." Apart from the fact that works of this class deserve encouragement in Canada, Mr. Young's book has special merits which are not always found in connection with Canadian local annals. It written in a pleasant and interesting style, which makes it readable even to persons who know nothing of the district whereof it treats.

On June 2nd, 1883, Mr. Young was appointed by the Mowat Government, and sworn in as treasurer of the province of Ontario, and on appealing to the electors of North Brant, his acceptance of office was approved by a majority of 551. On the 29th October of the same year he was compelled to resign his portfolio on account of his health, which, impaired by political and literary overwork, particularly during the preceding twelve months, was found unable for the time being to stand the close confinement of office work. At the next election for the Ontario Legislature in December, 1886, he wrote a letter, declining to accept renomination to the local house.

We are glad to say Mr. Young's health may now be said to be fully restored, evidence of which was furnished during 1887 by the publication of a pamphlet from his pen on the subject of the national future of Canada, and discussing the question of commercial union and imperial federation. This brochure opposes both these schemes, and takes strong ground in favour of Canadian nationality, and has been widely read throughout the Dominion, having gone to a second edition. In religion Hon. Mr. Young is a Presbyterian, and in politics a Liberal. On the 11th February, 1858, he married Margaret, second daughter of John McNaught, of Brantford. Hamilton.4a

4aGeo. MacLean Rose, A Cyclopaepdia of Canadian Biography being chiefly men of the time. Rose Publishing Co., Toronto 1888 
James Young, MP
 
33512 Consolidated Bank; James Young, manager. Mr. Young is a Scotchman by birth, and has been a resident of the town since 1877.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
James Young
 
33513 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Young_%28Canadian_politician%29 James Young, MP
 
33514 Lived with James and Elisabeth Craig. James Young
 
33515 The hub and spoke manufacturing business first started by Thomas Todd and John Davidson in 1861 and later operated by Young and Smith. Mr. Scott purchased the business in 1873 and operated it for many years as R. Scott and Son Ltd., later the Victoria Wheel Works. The buildings were damaged by fire in 1882 but were rebuilt and enlarged. Mr. Scott continued to manage the business until 1906 when he sold it to his son-in-law George A. Dobbie. The business was located at the foot of Main St. for many years before moving to new facilities on Middleton St. in 1913. James Young, MP
 
33516 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Jane Young
 
33517 1851 - Jennet Young is in same household as Wm. Young. Jennet Young
 
33518 Lived with William & Margaret Young. Joanna Young
 
33519 A-2-21 John Young The Last Will and Testament of John Young, late of the Town of Galt, Innkeeper, who died on or about the 21st day of February 1859 at the Town of Galt and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at the Town of Galt, was proved and registered - Administration was granted to James Young, of the Town of Galt, Printer and Thomas Field of the Town of Galt, Saddler, the Executors named in said will…

I, John Young of the Town of Galt, Inn Keeper, being weak in body but of sound mind…do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament…

First. I will and direct that all my just debts, funeral, and testamentary expenses, be paid by my Executors hereinafter named and appointed, as soon after my decease as possible.

Second. I will and bequeath unto my dear daughter Jane the sum of twenty-five pounds.

Third. And as to all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me With both real and personal of whatever nature or kind so ever and wherever situate. I will, give, devise, and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereof, upon trust to my son James Young of the said Town of Galt, Printer, and my friend Thomas Fields of the same place, Saddler, and the survivor of these whom I hereby name and appoint as Executors and trustees of this my Last will and Testament to have and to hold the same and every part and parcel thereof, to them the said James Young and Thomas Fields or the survivor of them upon the following trusts and conditions that is to say:

First to sell and dispose of all my estate both real and personal either by private sale or public auction for the best price or sum that can be obtained for the same as my Executors and trustee shall think best and after the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and the sum of Twenty five pounds given and bequeathed by me to my daughter Jane, to invest the balance in some safe and profitable manner and to apply the interest arising from such investment if sufficient and if not sufficient then in addition to the interest as much of the principal as will be required for the proper and suitable support and maintenance of my dear wife Margaret during the term of her natural life and for the support education and maintenance of my children being minors until they respectively attain their majority or shall be able to provide for themselves the support and maintenance of my wife Margaret to be given to her in lieu of all right or title to dower in to or out of my estate and it is my wish and will that my wife Margaret with the approval of my executors and trustees take the care and management of my small children until they can take care of themselves or be provided with suitable situations or be placed to some suitable situations or be place to some suitable business or trade.

Second, after the death of my wife, and my children shall be enabled to provide for themselves or attain their majority that then my Executors and trustees shall divide and pay the residue of my estate that shall be remaining to and among all my children share and share alike.

Third: .and to enable my Executors and trustees to sell and dispose of my estate and to collect my debts and convert the same into money. I hereby give them or the survivor of them, full power and authority either by private sale or public auction to sell and dispose and also sign seal execute and deliver good and valid deed or deeds for the same in which my wife Margaret shall join to bar her dower to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in as full and ample a manner as the same is required to be done to legally sell and convey the same….

Witnessed by James Wilson and Geo. S. Philip Will dated 16th February 1859 Proved 14th March 1859 Died 21st February 1859.1a

1a
Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
John Young
 
33520 Stayed with Henry Smith also a saddler. John Young
 
33521 Jack (John) A. Young, politician and businessman; born January 17, 1919 in Toronto, died July 18, 1999 in his 80th year.

Jack Young grew up on his uncle's farm in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. During the Great Depression he worked at a Muskoka resort in the summer and as a menswear clerk and short-order cook in the winter.

Young served in a medical corps overseas and suffered serious lung injuries during a bombing in 1943. His injuries resulted in tuberculosis. As a result, he was sent to the Freeport Sanatorium outside Kitchener to convalesce. As occupational therapy, Young was taught to make belts. In 1943, after his release from the hospital he married Belva Irene Trace. They had two children - a son and a daughter - and settled in the community to raise their family.

In 1949 he formed Custom Leather Products Ltd. with two partners. Young bought out his partners in 1959. In 1971, he sold the company.

Young served as a school trustee and chairman of the Kitchener School Board from 1963-64. In 1966 he was elected to Kitchener City Council and served until 1969. As a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, he ran in the 1968 federal election, but was defeated by Liberal Keith Hymmen. In 1969 he was elected chairman of the Waterloo County Area Planning Board.

On June 30, 1972, Ontario Lieutenant-Governor Ross Macdonald signed the Regional Municipality of Waterloo Act into law. On July 13, Jack was chosen by the Province of Ontario as the first Regional Chairman. He was appointed for a four and half year term - charged with establishing the new Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Jack's skilful negotiating allowed competing and disparate interests to be directed into a common purpose for the benefit of the entire Region. He served as Regional Chairman until 1978. After his retirement from politics, he did some consulting work. As senior advisor on U.S. Affairs for the Ministry of Industry and Trade, he was involved in promoting Ontario business world-wide on behalf of the Provincial Government.1a

1aRegion of Waterloo website www.regionofwaterloo.ca 
John Alexander "Jack" Young
 
33522 YOUNG, Kenneth (Ken) Stanley

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, April 26, 2001, in his 73rd year. Ken Young is predeceased by his first wife, Sheila Young. Survived by children, Lynn Hopkins and her husband Dr. Donald Hopkins, Christopher Young and his wife Sharon, Martin Young and daughter-in-law, Mary Robillard; grandfather of Steven Hallman, Alicia Young, Ryan Young, Dylan Robillard-Young and great-grandfather of Jaden Zachery Hallman. Survived by his second wife, Blanche Young; brother of Herman Young and Myrtle Bowers, both of Kincardine and Glenn Young of Prince George, B.C. Ken was born in Kincardine and was the Owner and President of Premier Spring and Manufacturing, Ayr until his retirement and was a member of the Galt Golf & Country Club for 40 years. Friends will be received at Coutts & Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Saturday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel, on Sunday, April 29, 2001, at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Cambridge Reporter 2001 
Kenneth Stanley Young
 
33523 St. Clements Roman Catholic Church

The walls and ceiling are covered by the intricate painting of the artist L. Scott Young. Young completed the work in 1948 and tragically died at the age of 38 in 1950 at Kitchener's St. Mary's Hospital following an operation for a ruptured appendix.

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Painter's daughter on mission to preserve his religious art

ST. CLEMENTS Standing in the St. Clements Roman Catholic Church, Joyce Young is surrounded by her long-lost father.

The historic church, about 20 minutes from Waterloo's downtown, is among numerous in Ontario and beyond painted by her father L. Scott Young and the last church he painted before dying suddenly of complications from a ruptured appendix at 37 when she was just weeks old.

"I've always been in awe of this church," Young said. "It really is a gem."

The art covering the sanctuary, including murals, stencilled walls and columns, statues and faux finishes, took two years to finish by the artist and his assistants from 1948 to 1950.

It's also one of the few churches where her father's brush strokes still adorn the sanctuary. Of the 27 churches in southern Ontario and a few in Thunder Bay he worked on, "only four churches still have work remaining in them."

Not only are the murals still intact in St. Clements, the art was restored in the mid-1990s....

Painter's daughter on mission to preserve his religious art. (2016). Therecord.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016, from http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6554963-painter-s-daughter-on-mission-to-preserve-his-religious-art/

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L Scott Young- Word has been received of the death of L Scott Young, son of the late Frank Young of Halifax, and grandson of the late C Milledge Young of Mahone Bay. Mr Young died at Kitchener, Ont, on March 12 following an operation after two days illness. He was 37 years of age. He was born at Mahone Bay and returned to the maritimes in 1936 after some years spent in the study of art. He was widely known as an interior decorator of churches and a mural artist. After the Second World War, he established a home and studio in Kitchener. He is survived by his wife and two small daughters, Joanne and Joyce. (LPE of Wednesday, Mar 22 1950, pg 5)) 
Lynwood Scott "Scott" Young
 
33524 Mrs. E. M. Morrow

PRESTON — Mrs. E. M. Morrow, widow of Rev. E. M. Morrow, died Sunday at Toronto Western Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Morrow were former residents of Preston where Mr. Morrow was minister of St. Paul's United Church for many years. Surviving is one daughter, Sylva of Toronto. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Trull Funeral Home 2704 Yonge Street, Toronto. Interment will be in Preston cemetery at 3 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Sep 1971 pg 20 
Mabel S. Young
 
33525 Died, In Blenheim, on Sunday morning at 8 o'clock, November 20, Margaret Young, Beloved wife of George Lockie, aged 74 years. The Funeral Will take place on Tuesday, 22nd inst., at one o'clock p.m., from her husband's residence, 9th con., lot 6, Blenheim, to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Blenheim, Nov.21, 1892. Margaret Young
 
33526 RUPPEL, Margaret M. (Mrs. Murray) - Peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Heritage House, St. Jacobs. Margaret (Young) Ruppel in her 90th year of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late Murray J. Ruppel (2002). Loving mother of Tom Ruppel of Uxbridge, Ross and Gene Ruppel of St. Jacobs, Jim Ruppel of Kitchener, and Linda and Dennis MacLeod of Stratford. Dear grandmother of Adam Ruppel and Sean Ruppel of Uxbridge, Kim and Derek Doidge of Waterloo, Chris Ruppel of Kitchener, Jeff and Kerri MacLeod of Simcoe and Trevor MacLeod of Toronto, and great-grandmother of Cassy and Erik Ruppel, Julia, Reagan and Tate MacLeod. Sister and sister-in-law of Robert and Doris Young of Kitchener and Lois Ruppel of Waterloo. Predeceased by her parents, Cora and Clarence Young and daughter-in-law, Karen Ruppel. Margaret was a life-long resident of Elmira, moving to Heritage House in 2005. She was a faithful member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Elmira. After raising her children, she worked for dentists Carbert and Shutsa until she retired. The family will received their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. today (Saturday), transfer will be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Elmira for funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Frey officiating, followed by cremation. Interment of cremated remains will be in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira at a later date. In her memory, donations to St. Pauls Lutheran Church Accessibility Fund would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. The family appreciates the excellent and caring staff of Heritage House during her stay there. Margaret Marie Young
 
33527 Warren, Marguerite Violet (Young) - Peacefully, in Kitchener, on Monday, March 16, 1998. Beloved wife of the late J. C. Russell Warren; loving mother of Bob, Kathryn and her husband John Cruickshank and Suzanne and her husband Colin Walker. Fondly remembered by her six grandchildren. Memorial service on Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. Trinity United Church, Elmira. The family wishes to thank the staff at Lanark Heights for their compassionate care during Peggy's long illness, and all her friends who offered their kind support over many months. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.1a

1aThe Record 17 Mar 1998 
Marguerite Violet Young
 
33528 1851 - Mary Young is in same household as William Young. Mary Young
 
33529 Young - Richard F. Young was born Dec. 12, 1812, in England; died March 19, 1909, in Coleborn Twp., Ont.; aged 96 y. 4 m. 8 d. He was probably the oldest resident in the township. Up to the last, he retained his faculties to a remarkable degree, being able to read without glasses. In 1834 he came to Canada with his father, and in 1840 he united in holy wedlock with Martha Woolner of Suffolk, England, who had come to Canada with her parents in 1832. She is a sister to Pre. Jacob Woolner, and is now in her 89th year, and was able to wait on her husband up to the last. To this union were born eighteen children, nine sons and nine daughters, of whom eleven still survive. There are also sixty-two grandchildren, fifty-four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral took place on Monday, March 22, by Pre. W. Bough, minister of Wesleyan Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member. Peace to his ashes. May God comfort the aged widow and all that are left to mourn1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 3 - April 15, 1909, page 47, 48 
Richard Young
 
33530 YOUNG, Richard Joseph -- Of 226 Hedley St. Cambridge, on Monday, July 31, 1989, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Heidmiller (1986). Dear father of Bob of Kitchener, Gayle (Mrs. Hank Billard), Dians Legere and Nancy (Mrs. Richard Knowles), all of Cambridge and Stella (Mrs. Andrew Cashman) of Merrimac, Mass. Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren. Mr. Young was born in Cambridge (Preston) and was a lifelong resident. He was employed for 31 years at the CMC, retiring 15 years ago. He was a member of the Preston/Hespeler Knights of Columbus, the Preston Branch 126 Royal Canadian Legion and was a veteran of the Second World War. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1989 at St. Clements's RC Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, at 11 a.m.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Aug 1989
 
Richard Joseph Young
 
33531 SCHMITZ, Susana

At Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, on Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, 1993, Susana (Young) Schmitz, of RR 32, Cambridge, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Dominik, who died in 1977. Dear mother of Mike of St. George, N B. and Henry of Cambridge, Mrs Frank (Theresa) Rabong of Kitchener, Mrs. Ken (Katherine) Goodine of St. Catharines and Margaret (Mrs. Ron Wilker) of Kitchener. Sixteen grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, also survive. Mrs. Schmitz is also survived by her brother in South America and her sister in Austria. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1788 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, Aug. 4, 1993 (tonight) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday morning, Aug 5, 1993, at 10 a m., in St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge. The rite of committal will follow at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Aug 1993 pg A11 
Susana Young
 
33532 Sold out to Silverwoods in 1949 Ted Young
 
33533 Lived with John Busch William Young
 
33534 YOWORSKI, Rudy - Suddenly at St. Mary's Hospital on Monday Dec 9, 1991, Rudy Yoworski, age 65 years of 101 Courtland Ave. E., Kitchener. Mr Yoworski was a member of Highland Road United Church and also a trustee. He was employed with Canadian Blower Canada Pumps for over 40 years. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Voegtle), dear father of Myron and his wife Donna, Paul and his wife Charlotte, Ron and his wife Nancy, all of Kitchener, Tim and his wife Mary of New Hamburg. Loving Grandfather of Steve, Chris, Amy and Aaron and Great-grandfather of Jeremy. Brother of Brony and his wife Arlene of Kitchener, Otto and his wife Marjorie Of Burlington. Predeceased by his parents. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz - Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Tuesday) 7-9 pm, and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. On Thursday at 9 am removal will be made to Highland Road United Church for funeral service at 11 am, Rev. Elizabeth Praamsma officiating. Interment Woodland cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Dec 1991 
Rudy Yoworski
 
33535 WILBUR, Gwen

Passed away at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, after a brief struggle with cancer, on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at the age of 75. Gwen Wilbur (nee Yuill) is the beloved wife of the late Meryle Wilbur (1999). Dear mother of James, Gail, Bill, Patty and Mike. She will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents James and Myrtle Yuill and a sister Frances Jarvis. Gwen was an RN and for over 25 years, worked at Freeport. At Gwen's request there will be no visitation or service. Interment of cremated remains, will take place in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Cambridge Times 8 Feb 2011 
Gwen Yuill
 
33536 YULE, Carl

At his residence, 1409 King St., Cambridge, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1986, in his 72nd year. Beloved brother of Laurine (Mrs. Clarence Berges) of Hamburg, N.Y. Mr. Yule lived all his life in Cambridge (P), retired from Franklin Manufacturing of Cambridge; veteran of the Second World War and a member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Thursday (today), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Clements Church, Friday at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Clements cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home, tonight (Thursday), at 7 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Oct 1986 pg E11 
Carl Yule
 
33537 Yungblut, Harold H. - At K-W Hospital, Kitchener, on Wednesday, December 28, 1977, Harold Henry Yungblut of 56 Fuhr St., Tavistock, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Beatrice Hammer; dear father of Maurice of Shakespeare, Jack of Tavistock, Mrs. Eileen Parkinson of Deep River, Ont., Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) Bernard of Tavistock; dear brother of Carl of Route 1, Tavistock, Mrs. Lorne (Margaret) Kaufman, Mrs. Norman (Hilda) Wettlaufer, both of Tavistock; six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock, Thursday from 2-4:30 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service Friday, December 30, at the funeral home at 2 pm. Interment Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Harold Henry Yungblut
 
33538 YUST, Nicholas "Nick" M.

Passed away peacefully, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at age 91. Beloved husband of Marguerite (nee Giroux). Welcomed into Heaven by his loyal son Len Yust. Loving father of Diane Simon and her husband Jim, Janet McKenzie and her husband Jeff and daughter-in-law; Jennifer Yust. Proud grandfather of Andrea Forster (Andrew), Theresa Yust, Ryan Simon (Katie) and Jason Simon (Melinda), Maggie and Holly McKenzie. Great grandfather of Fiona, William, Madeline and Emma. Dear brother of the late Joe Yust, Liz Derschner and Barb Forrester. Long time member of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, Cambridge, Choir member, Nature lover, Master Cabinet Maker and WW II Veteran. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge N3H 3J8 (519)-653-3251 on Sunday, January 11, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Prayers at the Funeral Home on Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Mass from St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, Ontario, on Monday, January 12, 2015, at 11 am with a Reception in the Church Hall following the burial at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Cambridge Times 13 Jan 2015 
Nicholas Mathew "Nick" Yust
 
33539 Yutzi, Daniel R., son of Samuel B. and Barbara (Roth) Yutzi, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Jan. 14, 1880; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Jan. 16, 1961, after a 3-day illness; aged 81 y. 2 d. On March 1, 1910, he was married to Fanny Spenler, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Olivia--Mrs. Valentine Jantzi, St. Clements; Lavina--Mrs. Chris Herrfort, Newton, Ont.; and Mabel--Mrs. John L. Erb, Wellesley), 7 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Enos Schultz, Milverton). He was preceded in death by one son, 3 brothers, and one sister. He was a member of the Wellesley Maple View A.M. congregation since his marriage. For the last three years he and his companion resided alternately with their three daughters. Services were held Jan. 19 at the Maple View Church, in charge of Samuel Leis and Chris Streicher.

Gospel Herald - Volume LIV, Number 14 - April 4, 1961 Pages 326, 327, 328 
Daniel R. Yutzi
 
33540 YUTZI, Erlis Roy -- Passes away suddenly, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 1986, at his residence, 28 Christian St., Baden, in his 68th year. He was a member of the Wilmot Mennonite Church, RR 2, New Hamburg; was an employee of Steed and Evans Limited for a number of years and for three years was a crossing guard at Baden Public School, prior to his retirement in 1985. Beloved husband of the former Miriam Bender; dear father of Gail and her husband William White of RR 2, Baden and John and his wife Brenda of Waterloo. Also surviving are five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Denyer of Kitchener, and Mrs. Clara Erb of Wellesley. Two brothers Anson of Wellesley and Elmer of St. Jacobs. He was predeceased by his parents, the late John Yutzi and the former Sarah Bender. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 2 p.m. today (Monday), until noon Tuesday, Jan. 14, when transfer will be made to Wilmot Mennonite Church, RR 2, New Hamburg for the service at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Orland Gingerich and Rev. Will Stoltz officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Jan 1986 
Erlis Roy Yutzi
 
33541 ZADORI, Paul

Passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 78 year. Cherished husband of 47 years to Antonietta. Loving dad to James(Janine) and Frankie (2001). Forever remembered grandpa to Jessica and Emily. Paul will be missed by his many friends. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, November 8, 2012, for visitation at T. LITTLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519- 623-1290) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to take place the following day in the Funeral Home chapel at 11 a.m. Interment to take place at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 9 Nov 2012 
Paul Zadori
 
33542 Kitchener truck driver Zoltan Zadori drowns in Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico \emdash A Kitchener truck driver has drowned while swimming off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. Zoltan Zadori was in the water with his wife, Cindy McPherson, on Wednesday when the couple was swept out to sea.

McPherson says the waves were very strong and kept pulling them further out, so they signalled they were in distress to a pair of lifeguards on duty. She says they were pulled to shore, but paramedics could not resuscitate Zadori, and he was pronounced dead shortly after. McPherson remains in Mexico and says she'd been unable to eat or sleep since her husband's death. She says family members are on their way to help her....1a

1aKitchener truck driver Zoltan Zadori drowns in Cancun. (2016). Therecord.com. Retrieved 14 May 2016, from http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6553015-kitchener-truck-driver-zoltan-zadori-drowns-in-cancun/ 
Zoltan Zadori
 
33543 GEORGE ZAHRA 1921 - 2008 Passed away peacefully at Pinehaven Nursing Home on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at the age of 86 years. George is survived by his devoted wife, Bernice, of 61 years; his loving daughters and their husbands, Geraldine (Gerrie) and Joe Hergott, and Donna and Wayne Diebold. George will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren and their spouses, Terrilyn and her husband Rafael Quintanilla, Melissa and her husband Jason Barry, Joe and his wife Stephanie Hergott and Brad and his wife Leigh Diebold. Part of George's legacy are his great-grandchildren, Isaac Hergott, Tanyalee, Marcos, and Maryalice Quintanilla, and Camryn and Kathleen Barry. George's only surviving sibling is his sister, Doris Krueger. George was predeceased by his granddaughter, Tanyalee Hergott; brothers, Sidney and Tony Zahra and his brother-in-law, Carl Krueger. After serving in the Second World War, George became the Chief Stationary Engineer at Sunshine/Sunar. Friends are invited to share their memories of George with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Friday, June 20, 2008 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held at 8:45 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha RC Church, 1839 Notre Dame Drive, St. Agatha on Saturday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Fedy CR as celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Agatha RC Cemetery. Condolences for the family and donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Salvation Army may be arranged through the funeral home, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of George, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record - Jun. 20, 2008  
George Zahra
 
33544 SIDNEY J. ZAHRA 1920 - 2007 - Passed away peacefully, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener, on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at the age of 87. Sidney retired from Panel Veneer in Kitchener, and was an active hunter and trapper. Sidney is survived by his son, Sid (Paula) Zahra of Waterloo; grandchildren, Kourtney and Kurtis; brother, George (Bernice) Zahra and sister, Doris Krueger. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Ellen in 1999 and his brother, Tony Zahra. The funeral service will be held at the Erb & Good Family funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 3 pm. Cremation has taken place and a reception will follow the service in the fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Condolences for the family and donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-84455 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Sidney, a tree will be planted through the Trees of Learning program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 12 Sep 2007 
Sidney J. Zahra
 
33545 JAWORSKI, Irene

Peacefully, at Stirling Heights Long Term Care Centre in Cambridge on Friday, January 30, 2015, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Zbignew "Bob" Jaworski. Dear mother of Les, Mark (Linda Redmond), Grace Normore (Gary) and Adam (Teija). Loving grandmother of Adam (Lindsay), Mathew, Shayna Smith (Kevin), Aimee, Axton, Hayden, Alex and Luke and great-grandmother to Makaio, Jack and Audrey. Survived by her brother, Janusz Zakrzewski (Hanna) and sister-in-law, Lola Zakrzewski. Predeceased by her brothers; Jerzy and Stanislaw and sisters; Czeslawa Rybakowski and Janina Pieronik. Irene will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, close family and friends. The family is grateful for the loving care provided by Maria Silveira and the staff at Stirling Heights. Friends may call at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Wednesday, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Ambrose RC Church, 210 South Street, Cambridge on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 11 a.m.

Waterloo Region Record 3 Feb 2015 
Irene Theresa Zakrzewski
 
33546 PIERONIK, Janina (nee Zakrzewski)

Passed away, following a lengthy illness, at McMaster-Chedoke Hospital in Hamilton on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, aged 74 years. Beloved wife of the late Roman Pieronik (1996). Loving mother of Bozena Densmore and Barbara Berry and her husband Bud. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Lauren and David Berry (her little treasures). Lovingly remembered by her sisters and brothers, Irene Jaworski and her husband Bob, Jessie Rybakowski, George Zakrzewski and his wife Wanda, Stan Zakrzewski and his wife, Lola, John Zakrzewski and his wife Anna and many nieces and nephews, all of Cambridge, who will miss her dearly. Friends will be received at Coutts & Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The parish rosary will be recited in the funeral home chapel, on Friday, at 7:15 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Clements RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge, on Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

The Record 16 Dec 1999 pg B4 
Janina Theresa Zakrzewski
 
33547 RYBAKOWSKI, Czeslawa (Jessie) Passed away on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009, at Sunnyside Nursing Home, at the age of 85. Loving mother of Teresa and her husband John Rochead and her son Andrew and his wife Irene. Cherished grandmother of Christine Rochead and Ted Rybakowski. Sadly missed by her sister Irene Jaworski, brothers Stan and John Zakzrewski and their families and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her loving husband Adam, sister Jenny Pieronik and brother George. Jessie serviced with the 2nd Polish Corps during the Second World War in the Middle East, Africa and Italy where she married Adam. She lived in Cambridge (Galt) since 1950, retiring from Franklin Manufacturing in 1989. Visitation will be held at Coutts Funeral Home , 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be recited at 3:30 on Sunday afternoon. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Ambrose RC Church, Cambridge on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff at Sunnyside (Woodside) for all their loving care and support for the last 10 years and for helping make the last few days easier for Mom. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 31 Dec 2009 
Czeslawa Zakzrewski
 
33548 Reversible Cuff Patent 1918 - Waterloo, a patent for a reversible french cuff whose purpose is to let the owner reserve it when one side gets dirty. Thekla Zalewski
 
33549 CESANEK, Mrs. Mary Formerly of Duke St., Cambridge (Preston), at the Martin Rest Home, Elmira, Sunday, Jan. 11, 1976, Mary Zamesko, beloved wife of the late Joseph Cesanek, dear mother of Robert of London, Ont., Joseph of Virginia Town, Elizabeth (Mrs. Julius Chownyk) of Cambridge, Adelaide (Mrs. Gordon Sutherland), London, Ont., Valeria (Mrs. Kevin Morris) of Drayton, in her 79th year. Also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston), until Tuesday morning; then to St. Clement's Church for funeral massat 10 a.m. Interment in St. Clement's cemetery. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m., tonight.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jan 1976 pg 25 
Mary Zamesko
 
33550 Zapfe, August J. Private. Enlisted July 1915 with the Infantry. He was with 5th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles. Church of England. Born at Windsor, January 8, 1881 and educated at Kitchener.
Unmarried. He was reported missing and later it was learned that he had died June 27, 1916. His mother, Mrs. Jennie Zapfe, lives on Francis Street North, Kitchener. Douglas Bellinger, 19 Shanley Street, Kitchener.

Zapfe, August J.: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 13 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2885187/data?n=1 
August James Zapfe
 
33551 Lived with Richard and Elizabeth Lampert. August Zapp
 
33552 J. Robert (Bob) Zarnke 1924 - 2008 Passed away at St. Mary's General Hospital, on Saturday, March 22, 2008, at age 84. Beloved husband of the late Elsie Zarnke; loved father of Robert and Gill, Jim and Wendy, David and Ruth Ann, Beth and Ed, Brian and Doreen, and daughter-in-law, Barb; loving grandpa of Tracey and Luke, Tyler and Jessica, Jeremy and Melissa, Jason and Jennifer, Kimberly and Tim, Andrew, Michelle, Laura, Alyssa, Steven and Lisa, and Kyla and Dean; great-grandpa of Rachael, Isaac, Jessica, Jonathan, Jocelyn, Tayla, Cole, Andrew, and Kate; dear brother of Eileen, Carl, and Carolyn. Predeceased by sisters, Kathleen and Ruth. Friends are invited to share their memories of Bob with his family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo this evening (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Service to celebrate Bob's life and faith will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount Rd. S., Waterloo, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Judi Harris officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the fellowship hall. Interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Condolences for the family and donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Bob, a donation will be made by the funeral home to the Trees for Learning Program.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
J. Robert Zarnke
 
33553 WALTER ZAWOLSKI

The funeral of Walter Zawolski, of Preston, who died in St. Mary's Hospital at Kitchener, on Friday, was held from St. Clement's church Sunday morning at ten o'clock, with Rev. Fr. P. J. Meyer officiating. Interment was made in Preston R.C. cemetery. Pallbearers were: Messrs., Joseph Lachweiz, Mike Newyebuik, both of Toronto, Harlon Andrustu and Michael Wawyebuik, both of Thorold, William Adamyk and William Laszezak, both of Preston.

Kitchener Daily Record 31 Oct 1932 pg 3 
Walter Zawolski
 
33554 NICHOLAS ZAWOLOSKI

PRESTON. Sept. 24 — Illness of nine month's duration culminated in the death early today of Nicholas Zawoloski, 40, Preston resident for the past 29 years. Mr. Zawoloski was born in Monastyryska, East Galicia, western Ukrania and came to Canada from Austria, about 30 years ago. He lived in Vancouver for a few months before coming to Preston. He was employed by Clare Bros., as a stove polisher. A member of St. Clement's R.C. church, the deceased was also a member of the Ukranian Home and also the Ukranian Relief Association. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Michael Darnowry, Toronto, a brother in Ukrania, a sister, Mrs. Adam Momotiuk, Preston. The remains will be at the home, 226 Water street, Preston, until Thursday when requiem high mass will be sung in St. Clement's R.C. church at 9 a.m. Interment will take place in the R.C. cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 24 Sep 1940 pg 13 
Nicholas Zawolsky
 
33555 Gregory Zeeh

The funeral service for Gregory Robert Zeeh, five, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Zeeh, 253 Lester St., Waterloo, who died Thursday at the Sick Children's Hospital, Toronto, after a lengthy illness, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo. Rev. Norman Lange of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Waterloo, will officiate. Burial will be in Waterloo Mount Hope cemetery. The body is at the funeral home. Surviving, besides his parents, are two brothers, Brian and Douglas, and one sister, Beverly, all at home; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Zeeh of Kitchener, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hilda Martin of Waterloo.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 May 1968 pg 27 
Gregory Robert Zeeh
 
33556 ZEHR, Aaron W. - Died peacefully on Tuesday, May 4, at his residence, 247 Franklin St. N, Kitchener, age 90 years. He farmed in the Wellesley area until retiring. Son of the late Christian and Mattie Zehr; husband of the former Catherine Leis; father of Mary Zehr of Owen Sound, Stan and his wife Laurene, Gerald and his wife Betty, Joanne Grischow and her husband Doug, Paul and his wife Ginger, all of Kitchener, Grace Lizmore of London, Ruth Yantzi and her husband Wayne of Shakespeare and Rhoda Baechler and her husband Glen of Windsor. Survived by a daughter-in-law, Laurene Zehr of Zurich. Grandfather of 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one sister, Mary Erb; one son Harold and a grandson Parry Zehr. Mr. Zehr's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Kitchener Gospel Temple. Rev. Bruce Brodrecht officiating. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Waterloo. Memorial contributions to the Calcutta Mission of Mercy (Mark Buntain) or the CNIB would be appreciated.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 May 1993 
Aaron W. Zehr
 
33557 WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Brian W. Zehr. Heather Lee Madill and Brian Wesley Zehr are pictured following their marriage September 9, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Rev. Grant MacDonald Officiated. The bride, of 21 Holborn Drive, Kitchener, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Madill of 320 Old Stone Rd., Waterloo. The bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Zehr of Bright. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a gown of chemeuse styled with wedding band collar, bishop sleeves and cathedral train with huipure lace and hand sewn pearl accent. A juliet cap of matching lace held her two-tiered cathedral veil. She carried a silk bouquet of white roses and stephanotis, and held a handkerchief belonging to her grandmother, Mrs. Doris Sachau. The bride was attended by Louise Knechtel of Kitchener, matron of honour. Bridesmaids were Wendy Madill of Kitchener, Donna McCreary of Guelph, Candance Stanson of Toronto and Cathy Stanson of Ottawa. junior bridesmaids were Cindy and Kelly Madill, both of Kitchener. Each was dressed in a peach jersey gown and chiffon cape. David Brooks of Drumbo was best man. Ushers were Richard Zehr of Kitchener, Paul Zehr and Craig Zehr of Bright and Jim McCreary of Guelph. A reception was held at Waterloo Masonic Temple. The bride's mother wore a cocoa brown floral jersey gown and coat ensemble. The bridegroom's mother was dressed in a peach jersey dress and co-ordinating lace jacket. The couple left for a honeymoon in Niagara Falls and Deanlea Beach Estates. They live in Kitchener.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Sep 1978

________________________________________

ZEHR, Brian -- At the K-W Hospital, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1980, following a lengthy illness Brian Wesley James Zehr, aged 29 years, of 225 Harvard Place, Waterloo. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Beloved husband of Heather Madill; dear son of Lorne Zehr and the former Janet Innes, both of Tavistock; dear brother of Richard and Paul of Kitchener, Craig and Steven, both of Bright, Mrs. Richard (Diane) Roth of Route 1, Bright and Janice of Bright. Two nieces and three nephews also survive. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. today, until Friday, when removal will be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Chester Lewis officiating. Interment Parkview cemetery Waterloo.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Aug 1980 
Brian Wesley James Zehr
 
33558 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Mayor Carl J. Zehr
 
33559 Schrag. - Catherine Zehr was born June 14, 1843; died at her home in Baden, Ontario, December 1, 1922; aged 79 y. 5 m. 16 d. On March 11, 1862, she was united in marriage to Jacob Schrag. This union was blessed with seven children, three sons and four daughters. Her husband and one daughter preceded her to the great beyond. She united with the A. M. church in her seventeenth year and remained faithful to the end. She was a loving mother and grandmother, a kind neighbor and a true friend. She was much concerned about the welfare of her family and church. Her kind disposition was to many a comfort in times of grief. Grandmother was able to do her household duties until Tuesday, November 28, when she was found lying on the floor, suffering from a stroke, from which she gradually became weaker until death relieved her on Friday morning. The funeral was held December 3, from her late residence to Steinman's church and cemetery where a large concourse of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. Services were conducted at the house by Christian Litwiller and by three of grandmother's nephews at the church.
Christ Schrag.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 40 - January 4, 1923, pages 782, 783 
Catherine Zehr
 
33560 HASENPFLUG, Catherine (nee Zehr) With family at her side Catherine went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 23, 2012, at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late F. Edward Hasenpflug (1996). Loving mother of Ann Bisch (Michael Shapcott), Heather Wombwell, Ed (Butch) Hasenpflug (Louise). Dear Grandma to Arlen, Andrea, Zachary Hasenpflug; Katherine Wombwell; and Nicole and Malcolm Shapcott Ramsay. Catherine will also be missed by her best friend and constant companion Cordelia. Dear sister-in-law of Gerda Zehr, Elaine Zehr, Laurel and Menno Martin, Mary Hasenpflug, and Esther Temple (Herbie) and their families. Pre-deceased by her parents Peter R. and MaryAnn Zehr and brothers Harley, Horace and Elwood. Catherine's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2012 in the chapel of the funeral home followed by a reception. Pastor James Koellner officiating. Following the reception interment will take place at St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Luke's Lutheran Church or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by family (cards available at the funeral home). Please no flowers due to an allergy. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Catherine's memorial.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 4 Jul 2012 
Catherine Elaine Zehr
 
33561 ZEHR, Christian (Chris) -- On Sunday, April 13, 1986, at The People Care Centre, Tavistock, Chris Zehr, formerly of Baden, he was born in Wellesley 84 years ago. Son of the late John S. Zehr and the former Catherine Schultz. He was an active member of Steinman Mennonite Church, RR 2 Baden, where he had taught Sunday School for many years; he was a member of Especially for Seniors Club, Baden; a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Baden; had been a member of the Baden Park Board; was named Baden's Citizen of the Year, 1983; he was a former secretary of the Mennonite Credit Union (Ontario); also had been a director on the Board of the House of Friendship, Kitchener and had assisted in the setup of the MCC Self Help Store in New Hamburg. Beloved husband of the former Salome Jutzi, who predeceased him in July 1985. Lovingly remembered by three children, Delford and his wife Grace of London, Ontario, Velma and her husband Finlay Cook of Collingwood and Carl and his wife Joyce of Kitchener. Sadly missed by his Grandchildren, Dennis, John and Chantelle. Dear brother of Mrs. Fannie Jantzi of New Hamburg. Also missed by two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Alice Zehr of Milverton and Mrs, Drucilla Roth of Tavistock. Predeceased by two brothers Menno and William. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. this evening, and until Wednesday, April 16, 1986 at noon, when transfer will be made to Steinman Mennonite Church for the service at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Fred Lichti officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Apr 1986

___________________________

ZEHR, Christian, son of John S. and Catherine (Schultz) Zehr, was born in Wellesley, Ont., Jan. 4, 1902; died at People Care Centre, Tavistock, Ont., Apr. 13, 1986; aged 84 y. On Sept. 19, 1928, he was married to Salome Jutzi, who died on July 7, 1985. Surviving are 2 sons (Delford and Carl), one daughter (Velma Cook), 3 grandchildren, and one sister (Fannie Jantzi). He was a member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 16, in charge of Fred Lichti; interment in Steinmann Mennonite Church cemetery.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 79, Number 21 - May 27, 1986, Page 378
 
Christian Zehr
 
33562 Zehr. - Pre. Christian B. Zehr was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Aug. 19, 1842; died July 29, 1928; aged 86 y. 11 m. 10 d. He was married to Veronica Schultz. To this union were born 7 children, 5 of whom survive. He leaves 5 children, 28 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren. He was a preacher for a number of years in the Amish Mennonite congregation at Wellesley, Ont. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Funeral services were held at his home Aug. 1, 1928.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 41 - January 10, 1929, p. 862-864 
Rev. Christian B. Zehr
 
33563 Christian I., was born in East Zorra township in which he was a lifelong resident and passed away at the age of 85. He was a member of the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church, Tavistock, Ont. Surviving are 6 sons (Simon, Bade, Ont.; Joseph and Emmanuel, East Zorra, Ont.; Reuben, Isaac, and Christian, Tavistock, Ont.), 2 daughters (Mrs. John Tiemens and Katie Steinman, East Zorra, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. Mary Wagler, East Zorra, Ont.), 45 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. His wife and one son (Clayton) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church in charge of Henry Yantzi. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLV , Number 39 - September 23, 1952 - paged 950, 951 
Christian I. Zehr
 
33564 ZEHR, Chris 0.

At his residence, RR 2, Tavistock, on Saturday, April 24, 1982, Chris a Zehr, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Edna Baechler; dear father of Wayne of Barrie, Kenneth and Boyd, both of RR 2, Tavistock, Ward of Wellesley, Bruce of Shakespeare, John of New Hamburg, Mrs. Ronald (Gloria) Kaufman of Woodstock, Mrs. Gerk (Judie) Wisselink of RR 3, Stratford, Mrs. Larry (Debbie) Thomas of Stratford: dear brother of Mrs. Moses (Katie) Steinman; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandson. Predeceased by five brothers and one sister. Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock, today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Shakespeare Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, April 27, 1982 at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Perne will officiate. Interment in St. Andrew's cemetery, North Easthope township.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Apr 1982 pg 32 
Christian Ohmer "Chris" Zehr
 
33565 Zehr - Christian S. Zehr of Wellesley, Ont., was born Dec. 25, 1864; died March 1, 1938; aged 73 y. 2 m. 6 d. He was united in marriage, Jan. 26, 1886, to Mattie Wagler who passed away June 25, 1928. To the above union was born 1 son (Aaron W. Zehr). He was again united in marriage, Oct. 22, 1929, to Katie Steckly. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth and was ordained to the ministry on June 7, 1891, in which field he labored faithfully till the end. He is survived by his sorrowing companion, 1 son, 1 adopted daughter (Mrs. Mose Erb, Zurich, Ont.), and 1 step-daughter (Martha, at home); also 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob S., of Poole, Ont., and M.S. Zehr, of Pigeon, Mich.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Zehr and Mrs. Peter Leichty). Funeral services were held at the home by John Wagler and at the Maple View Amish Mennonite Church by Bros. Dan Lebold, Dan Jutzi, and Chris Schultz.

"Father's chair is vacant and his voice is stilled;
But his place over yonder now we hope is filled."1a

1a
GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXI, No. 3 - April 21, 1938, Page 62, 63 
Rev. Christian S. Zehr
 
33566 Zehr, Daniel S., son of John and Barbara (Schmidt) Zehr, was born in Elma Twp., Ont., June 18, 1908; died at his home, Poole, Ont., Feb. 1, 1963, of a heart attack while he was asleep; aged 54 y. 7 m. 11 d. On Dec. 23, 1930, he was married to Edna Schweitzer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Erma-Mrs. Kenneth Burgetz, Shirley-Mrs. Oliver Kropf, Loreen-Mrs. Lloyd Ropp, and Anna Mae), 6 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Christian, Joseph, and Simon), and 3 sisters (Mary-Mrs. David Kuepfer, Katie-Mrs. Solomon Kuepfer, and Fannie-Mrs. Henry Herrford). He attended the Poole Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 4, in charge of Herbert Schultz and Moses Roth.

Gospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 14 - April 9, 1963 - 309, 310 
Daniel S. Zehr
 
33567 A daughter

ALBRECHT, Bena (Mrs. Solomon)-
Suddenly, at her residence, R.R. 1, Newton, on Saturday, Nov. 29, 1980, Bena Zehr, in her 69th year.
Daughter of the late Daniel Y. Zehr and the former Maria Wagler. Lovingly remembered by her husband, Solomon; four sons, Henry of R.R. 1, Newton, David of R.R. 1, Milverton, Cornelius of R.R. 1, Millbank, Jonas of Newton; one daughter, Catherine (Mrs. Levi Streicher) of R.R. 2, Milverton; 28 grandchildren; two brothers, Cornelius and Daniel Zehr, both of R.R. 1, Newton. Predeceased by one son Tobias, January 20, 1976; three brothers and six sisters.
Resting at her daughter's home, Mrs. Levi Streicher, 2 miles northwest of Milverton, on the 5th Line, after 2 p.m. today, until Wednesday, where funeral service will be held at 1 o'clock with Bishop Clarence Kuepfer officiating. Interment to follow in the 7th Line Amish Mennonite cemetery, Mornington township. 
Daniel Y. Zehr
 
33568 ZEHR, David S. -- Suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1983, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Jantzi, Crosshill, David S. Zehr, of RR 1, Millbank (Crosshill). Mr. Zehr was born in Oxford County, 88 years ago. He was the son of the late Joseph Y. Zehr and the late Barbara Schmidt. He had farmed at Crosshill, retiring in 1950; was a member of the Cedar grove Amish Mennonite Church. Dear father of Norma (Mrs. Allan Erb), of RR 2, Wellesley and Laurene (Mrs. Norman Jantzi), of RR 1, Millbank; dear brother of Aaron Zehr of Lowville N.Y., Amos Zehr of RR 3 Wellesley and Barbara (Mrs. Raymond Nofstier) of Casterland N.Y. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Magdalena Jantzi, December 23, 1977; by one daughter; Mary in 1922; also by two brothers and one sister. Visitation at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Erb RR 2, Wellesley after 7 p.m., this evening, where the family service will be conducted on Thursday, Dec 8 at 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at the Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church at 2 p.m. Bishop Arthur Gerber will officiate. interment will follow in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Dec 1983 
David S. Zehr
 
33569 ZEHR, Donald Jacob -- At his residence, 116 Hincks St., New Hamburg, on November 24, 1977, Donald Jacob Zehr, age 42 years. was an employee of E & E Seegmiller Ltd., Kitchener. Beloved husband of Donna Petrie; beloved son of John and Clara (Kipfer) Zehr of Tavistock, dear step-father of Kevin Ruston of Kitchener, Karen Ruston of Stratford, Cindy Ruston and Sherry Ruston of New Hamburg; dear brother of Edward of Route 1, Tavistock, Harold and Kenneth, both of Tavistock, Mrs. Oscar (Anna Mae) Leis of Route 1 Tavistock, Mrs. Mahlon (Marie) Leis of Tavistock Mrs. Omar (Leola) Wagler of Route 1, Shakespeare, Mrs. John (Lavone) Gascho of Tavistock, Mrs. Victor (Lorraine) Boldt of Kitchener, Mrs. Carl (Shirley) Zehr of Woodstock and Mrs. Ross (Iva) Smith of Monkton; also survived by two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock, until noon Sunday, November 27, when transfer will be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stratford, for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Avondale cemetery, Stratford. Rev. Henry Yantzi and Rev Vernon Zehr will officiate.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Nov 1977 
Donald Jacob Zehr
 
33570 Bender, Dorothy Zehr, 76, New Hamburg, Ont., died Jan. 2. Spouse: Arthur (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Annie Brenneman Zehr (deceased). Survivors: children Gloria, Marlene, Gary, Randy; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 6 at Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg.1a

1aThe Mennonite - Volume 2, Number 10, March 9, 1999 - page 13 
Dorothy Zehr
 
33571 DOROTHY E. BECHTEL Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Mary's General Hospital on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Beloved wife of Lester Bechtel; the late John Worden (1994); and the late Orval Lichty (1975). Loving mother of the late Richard Lichty (1998) and his wife Mary, Phyllis Jantzi and her husband Wayne, Steve Lichty, Sandy Winfield and her husband Bruce, Mark Lichty, and Roger Lichty and his wife Jennifer Meade. She will be deeply missed by Cindy Lichty, Cate Falconer Lichty, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also remembered by the Worden family, Linda Mitrevics, Rae and Patti Worden, Lois Gascho, their children, and the Bechtel family. Dear sister of Edward and Laurene Zehr; and sister-in-law, of Helena Zehr, Emily Zehr, Elsie Lebold, and Mary McKay. Predeceased by siblings, Austin Zehr (2008), Elizabeth Zehr (2009) and husbands, Eldon Wagler and Amos Zehr, Elmer Zehr (2009) and wife Violet, Ada Yantzi (2006) and husband Oliver. Dorothy was a former member and Chair of the Board of Governors of Conrad Grebel University College, a former member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of Conestoga College, a former Municipal Councillor in Wellesley Township, and a life member of Stratford General Hospital Auxilliary. She was also an active contributor to numerous horticultural, community, and church organizations. Friends are invited to share their memories of Dorothy with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 2-4 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. A family graveside service will be held prior to the Funeral Service, which will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wilmer Martin officiating. A reception will follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Condolences for the family and donations to Conrad Grebel University College or St. Mary's General Hospital Cardiac Care may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Dorothy, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 16 Apr 2009 
Dorothy Eileen Zehr
 
33572 DOROTHY E. BECHTEL

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Mary's General Hospital on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Beloved wife of Lester Bechtel; the late John Worden (1994); and the late Orval Lichty (1975). Loving mother of the late Richard Lichty (1998) and his wife Mary, Phyllis Jantzi and her husband Wayne, Steve Lichty, Sandy Winfield and her husband Bruce, Mark Lichty, and Roger Lichty and his wife Jennifer Meade. She will be deeply missed by Cindy Lichty, Cate Falconer Lichty, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also remembered by the Worden family, Linda Mitrevics, Rae and Patti Worden, Lois Gascho, their children, and the Bechtel family. Dear sister of Edward and Laurene Zehr; and sister-in-law, of Helena Zehr, Emily Zehr, Elsie Lebold, and Mary McKay. Predeceased by siblings, Austin Zehr (2008), Elizabeth Zehr (2009) and husbands, Eldon Wagler and Amos Zehr, Elmer Zehr (2009) and wife Violet, Ada Yantzi (2006) and husband Oliver. Dorothy was a former member and Chair of the Board of Governors of Conrad Grebel University College, a former member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of Conestoga College, a former Municipal Councillor in Wellesley Township, and a life member of Stratford General Hospital Auxilliary. She was also an active contributor to numerous horticultural, community and church organizations. Friends are invited to share their memories of Dorothy with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Friday, from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, from 2-4 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. A family graveside service will be held prior to the Funeral Service, which will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Wilmer Martin officiating. A reception will follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home.

Waterloo Region Record 16 Apr 2009 
Dorothy Ellen Zehr
 
33573 ZEHR, Eli On Thursday, March 10, 1986, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Eli Zehr, of 62 George St., New Hamburg. He was born in South Easthope township 82 years ago.

Son of the late Jacob R. Zehr and the former Anna Ruby. Beloved husband of the former Sara Wagler, whom he married Devember 12, 1979. Lovingly remembered by his two daughters, Ellen Irene and her husband Albert Holst of RR 2, Petersburg and Victoria Mae and her husband Clarence Holst of RR 1, St. Agatha. sadly missed by 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Irene Kipfer of Kitchener; two brothers Delmar of Brampton and Aldine of Burlington; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Selena Zehr of Poole, Mrs. Violet Brenneman and Mrs. Vera Ruby, both of New Hamburg; one brother-in-law, aaron Roth of Tavistock.

Eli was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. today, until Sunday, March 23 at noon, when transfer will be made to St. Agatha Mennonite Church for service at 3 p.m., with Rev. Darryl Jantzi officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.

The late Mr. Zehr is resting at the Omand-Jutzi Funeral Home 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, until noon Tuesday, August 1, when removal will be made to Steinman Mennonite Church Route 2, Baden, where funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Vernon Zehr and Rev. Elmer Schwartzentruber officiating. Interment to follow in church cemetery1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Mar 1986 
Eli R. Zehr
 
33574 Owner and founder of Zehr's Markets Limited. Emory Zehr
 
33575 ZEHR, Emory On Thursday, June 15, 1978, at the K-W Hospital, following a lengthy illness, Emory Zehr, aged 74 years of 373 Union Blvd. A member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. He was the founder and partner of Zehr's Markets Limited.

Survived by Selena Zehr of Cambridge(P); father of Lester of Kitchener Clifford of Waterloo, Mrs. Douglas (Marjorie)

Witzel, of Waterloo; brother of Mrs. Amos (Clara) Brenneman of Cambridge(P); grandfather of Brenda, Donald, Gregory, Sandra and Gerald, Paul and Robert; one great-grandson Chad, also survives. He was president of the Retail Merchant's Association, 1954. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. today, until noon on Saturday when removal will be made to Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church for funeral and committal service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ron Rempel officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

FOUNDER OF ZEHR's DIES AT 74

Emory Zehr, founder of Zehr's Markets Ltd., died today at K-W Hospital. He was 74. Zehr opened his first small supermarket with his sons, Lester and Clifford, on Highland Road West, Kitchener in 1950. For six years before that, he operated a grocery store in Ayr.

He and his sons exceeded their expectations by doing $3000 in business that first week on Highland Road. Zehr's now has more than 40 outlets.

Emory Zehr, who lived at 373 Union Blvd., Kitchener, retired in 1964 when Loblaw's purchased a controlling interest in the company. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Surviving are two sons, a daughter and a sister.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Jun 1978
 
Emory Zehr
 
33576 ERMA EILEEN BURGETZ nee (Zehr) December 9, 1931 - February 2, 2006 Passed away peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Thursday, February 2, 2006, in her 75th year. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Edna (Schweitzer) Zehr. Loving wife of Ken Burgetz for 51 years. Mother of Judy (Bob) Shantz, Linda Grimmer, Paul (Joy) Burgetz and Sandra Burgetz. Grandmother to Andrea Shantz (Nick Martin), Lindsay and Daniel Shantz, Becky and Matthew Grimmer and friend Meaghen, Tabitha and Amber Burgetz and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Shirley (Oliver) Kropf, Loreen (Lloyd) Ropp and Anna Mae (Ken) Hofstetter, brothers-in-law Reg (Velma) Burgetz and Harold Burgetz and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents-in-law John and Lucinda (Buehler) Burgetz and sisters-in-law Alice and Margaret Burgetz. Born and raised on a farm in Poole, she came to Kitchener and worked at J.M. Schneiders for several years when she left to raise her family and to babysit other children. She returned to work in her later years at Mutual Life until her retirement. Erma was a longtime member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church and active member of the WMA women's group. Friends are invited to share their memories of Erma with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, tonight (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m., Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and Monday, at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. The funeral service in celebration of Erma's life will be held at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kevin Peters Unrau and Rev. Marilyn Rudy-Froese officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to the church hall for refreshments and a time to visit with the family following the committal service. Thanks to the 5th floor doctors and nurses at St. Mary's Hospital for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church and can be arranged through the funeral home. Condolences & Donations www.edwardrgood.com 745-8445

THE RECORD - Feb. 4, 2006 
Erma Eileen Zehr
 
33577 ZEHR, Gary E. -- Suddenly, on Thursday evening, July 2, 1987, as the result of a tractor-trailer accident, near Napanee, Gary Eugene Zehr, of RR 1, Wellesley. Gary was born in Kitchener, 30 years ago, he is the beloved son of Norman Zehr and the former Amy Nafziger of Stratford. Mr. Zehr was a member of Lisbon United Church and was employed at Erb's Transport Ltd. for the past 10 years. Beloved husband of Debra Gibbons of RR 1, Wellesley, dear father of twins, Matthew and Kyle and Crystal and Melonie, all at home, loving brother of Kenneth and his wife Deborah and Roger Zehr and Pauline and her husband Paul Neeb, all of RR 1, New Hamburg, and Lisa and Rebecca Zehr, both of Stratford, loving Grandson of John and Nancy Nafziger of Wellesley. Lovingly remembered by Jamie and Heidi Zehr and Amanda Neeb. He was predeceased by his grandmother Nancy Nafziger. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St. Wellesley, after 2 p.m. Sunday, until noon on Monday, July 6 when removal will be made to Lisbon United Church for the service at 2 p.m. Rev. M.M. Irwin and Rev. Stephen Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Lisbon United cemetery.


WELLESLEY MAN DIES IN CRASH - Napanee - A 30 year old Wellesley man died near Napanee Thursday night in a tractor trailer accident. Gary E. Zehr of RR 1 Wellesley, a driver from Erb Transport, failed to negotiate an exit ramp as he was leaving Highway 401 between Belleville and Kingston for Napanee, a spokesman for the Napanee OPP said this morning. The truck rolled over in the median, coming to rest on its roof. Zehr was pinned in the cab, police said. The accident happened at 10:25 p.m. at Highway 401 and Highway 41.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Jul 1987 
Gary E. Zehr
 
33578 ZEHR, Glen Glen Henry Zehr of RR#2, Brussels passed away suddenly, on Friday, June 22, 2012. Born in Phillipsburg on May 24, 1941, Glen was in his 72nd year. Glen was the beloved husband of 54 years to Greta (Zwaag) Zehr. Dear son of Arleatha Brown of Tavistock. Loving father of Deborah and Ken Van Beek of RR#2, Brussels and Gerry Zehr of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Dear brother of Larry and Carol Zehr, and Karen and Murray Hamilton, all of New Hamburg. Dear brother-in-law of Albert and Helen Zwaag of Kitchener, Hillie Zwaag of New Hamburg, Hans and Sharon Zwaag of New Hamburg, and Pat and Floyd Gerber of Wellesley. Dear step-brother to Lois and Gary Hoffman, and Howard Brown. Also loved by his grandchildren Glen, Gayle, Andy, Candice, and Brandon and his nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his father Henry, his brother Murray, his step-father Syd Brown and step- brothers Doug and Roy Brown. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels, where the funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Reverend Elwin Garland. A Royal Canadian Legion service will be conducted at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. under the auspices of Brussels Legion No. 218. Burial to take place in Brussels Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Brussels Legion No. 218 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be left at www. schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com Glen Henry Zehr
 
33579 ZEHR, Henry \emdash Of 218 Jacob St., New Hamburg, passed away today, July 12, 1972, at St. Mary's General Hospital; born in Milverton 55 years ago, a resident of New Hamburg for the past 18 years, a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Arleatha Kropf, also by his father, Menno Zehr and step-mother of Tavistock; survived also by three Sons, Glen and Larry both of New Hamburg, Murray of North Bay, and daughter Karen at home; three brothers. Lorne of Bright, Stanley and Elroy of Tavistock, two sisters, Mrs. Wilfred (Viola) Kropf of Kitchener and Mrs. Floyd (Ida) Smythe of Tavis tack; also four grandchildren; predeceased by one brother. Resting at the Bruce J. Omand Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, until noon on Friday. Services in the St. Agatha Mennonite Church at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the church cemetery. Revs. Gerald and Elmer Schwartientruber will officiate. Henry Zehr
 
33580 ZEHR, Horace J. (CIB Ontario) Suddenly, on Sunday, Oct. 7, 1979, at Barrie, Ont. Mr. Horace Zehr of 3 Stone St., New Hamburg, aged 47 years. He was a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg, where he was an elder of the church and chairman of the nomination committee.

He was a certified Insurance Broker and owned Zehr Insurance in New Hamburg and Milverton. He was past president of the New Hamburg Board of Trade and a member of the New Hamburg Town Band.

Lovingly remembered by his wife, the former Gerda Van Putten, whom he married in December of 1958; dear father of John Gerrit and Susanne Gerda, both at home. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Zehr of New Hamburg; two brothers Harley of Tavistock, Elwood of Chesley and one sister Catherine (Mrs. Edward Hasenpflug) of Atwood. He was predeceased by his father, the late Peter R. Zehr.

The late Mr. Zehr is resting at the Omand-Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, until noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, when removal will be made to Zion United Church for service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Rennie officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside cemetery, New Hamburg.1a

1a
The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Oct 1979 
Horace J. Zehr
 
33581 GERBER, Idella (Zehr) On Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1991, at her residence, in New Hamburg. She was born 83 years ago in North Easthope township. She was the daughter of the late Daniel B. Zehr and the former Magdalena Schultz. Idella was a member of Poole Mennonite Church, Poole. Beloved wife of the late Daniel R. Gerber, who predeceased her in 1980. Loving mother of Audrey and her husband Paul Schlegel of RR 1, Tavistock, Eileen and her husband Orlin Yantzi of Stratford and Viola and her husband Lorne Gerber of Shakespeare; dear grandmother of Judy and Brian Mogk, Jerry Schlegel, Danny Schlegel, Dana Schlegel and her friend Paul Hyde, Sandra and Christopher Thomas, Thomas and Katherine Yantzi, Sherry and Bernard Mason, Terrance Yantzi and friend Allison Sammel, Jennifer Yantzi, Robert and Jill Howatt-Gerber, Bradley and Debbie Gerber and Tamara Gerber and friend John Egli; great-grandmother of Candice, Dustin and Bradin Mogk, Dylan Thomas, Jonathon Yantzi and Samuel Mason; dear sister of Irvin Zehr of Tavistock, Emmanuel and his wife Clara of Poole, Norman and his wife Edna of Gads Hill. Idella was predeceased by two sons in infancy and her twin sister, Verdella and her husband, Clarence Leis and also one sister-in-law, Verna Zehr. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) and again Thursday, until noon on Friday, Dec. 6, 1991, when transfer will be made to Poole Mennonite Church for the service at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Dave Rogalsky officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Wilmot Home Support and the Victorian Order of Nurses.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Dec 1991  
Idella Zehr
 
33582 Kipfer.- Irene Zehr, 86, Kitchener, Ont., died Jan. 2. Spouse: Nurias Kipfer (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Anna Ruby Zehr (deceased). Survivors: children Orval, Reynold, Beulah; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 5 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener.

The Mennonite, February 1, 2000, pages 16-17, Vol. 3, No. 5. 
Irene A. Zehr
 
33583 Kipfer, Zehr.-Abraham, son of John and Mary Kipfer, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Oct. 30, 1880. He confessed Christ and was received into the Church by Bishop Jacob M. Bender Oct. 7, 1900. On Nov. 5, 1903, he was united in marriage with Fannie Roth, which union was blessed with 3 sons and 4 daughters. He was killed in an accident at a railway crossing in Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 20, 1930; aged 50 y. 1 m. 21 d. He leaves his deeply bereaved companion, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and 3 grandchildren. His youngest son, Oliver, also met his death in the same accident with the father.

Oliver, son of Abraham and Fannie Kipfer, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Mar. 16, 1918; died at Kitchener, Ont., in a railway accident Dec. 20, 1930; aged 12 y. 9 m. 4 d. He leaves his widowed mother, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters.
"Brother, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb;
But the angels sweetly whisper,
'Come and live with us at home.'"

Irvin Zehr was born in Perth Co., Ont., Dec. 19, 1905. In 1920 he accepted Christ as his Savior and was received into Church fellowship by Bishop Dan S. Jutzi. Sept. 19, 1928, he was united in marriage with Viola Kipfer, to which union was born one daughter. Death came suddenly in an accident in Kitchener, Ont., when their car colided with a moving train. Aged 25 y. 1 d.
"A husband lies in death's embrace,
The grave is now his resting place;
Oh, as I pass beneath the rod,
Reveal thyself the widow's God."
The three above named persons were laid side by side in one grave at East Zorra, Ont., A. M. Cemetery near Tavistock, Ont., where an unusually large funeral was held. Services at home by Bro. M. Kipfer and at the church by Bros. Peter S. Zehr, C. Schultz, D. S. Jutzi, Jacob R. Bender, and D. H. Stineman. Texts, Mark 13:33-37; Psa. 39:5, 6; Rev. 14:13; Amos 3:6.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 44 - January 29, 1931, pp. 943, 944 
Irvin Zehr
 
33584 Zehr. --- Jacob R., son of Dr. Joseph R. and Mary (Roeschley) Zehr, was born in East Zorra, Ont., Dec. 28, 1872. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his younger years and was a lifelong member of East Zorra A. M. congregation. On Oct. 17, 1899, he was joined in holy matrimony to Annie Ruby of East Zorra. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. She predeceased him on Feb. 4, 1919, also 1 son (Irvin). On Oct. 21, 1919, he was united in holy matrimony to Laura Ruby (nee Gingerich). To this union were born 3 sons of whom 1 predeceased him. He passed to his reward Jan. 23, 1940, at his home in South Easthope; aged 67 y. 25 d. He leaves his beloved companion, 5 sons and 1 daughter (Jonas of Milverton, Elias of St. Agatha, Omar of Woodstock, Delmer and Aldine, at home, Mrs. Urias Kipfer of Baden, Ont.); also 1 stepson (Elmer Ruby of Milverton), 2 stepdaughters (Gertie, wife of A. B. Roth, Tavistock; Drusilla, wife of Jos. Wagler, East Zorra), and 25 grandchildren (4 grandchildren predeceased him), 3 brothers, and 3 sisters (Peter and Moses of Albany, Oreg.; Emery of Ayr, Ont.; Katie, wife of John Brenneman, New Hamburg, Ont.; Clara, wife of Amos Brenneman, Kitchener, Ont.; Vera, wife of Ed Schwartzentruber, Milverton, Ont.). Services at the home, conducted by Jac. R. Bender and at the East Zorra A. M. meeting house near Tavistock, Ont., by D. S. Iutzi and Earl Maust of Bay Port, Mich. The body was laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXII, No 51 - March 21, 1940 --- page 1086, 1087, 1088  
Jacob R. Zehr
 
33585 ZEHR, Jacob S. -- On Friday, June 27, 1980, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Jacob S. Zehr of 48 Henry St., Wellesley, and formerly of Crosshill. He was born in Oxford County 82 years ago, a son of the late Joseph Zehr and the late Barbara Schmidt. he was a member of the Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church. He operated a repair shop in Crosshill for 40 years. Beloved brother of Amos Zehr of Route 3, Wellesley, Aaron of Lowville N.Y., and David Zehr of Route 1, Milbank, and Barbara (Mrs. Raymond Noftsier) of Casterland, N.Y. Predeceased by one brother and one sister. Visitation at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Jantzi, Crosshill, after 7 p.m. this evening. A family service will be held on Monday, June 30, at 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church at 2 p.m. Bishop Arthur Gerber, will officiate. Interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Jun 1980 
Jacob S. Zehr
 
33586 ZEHR, Jane At her residence, 70 Maria St., Tavistock on June 19, 1978. Janr Zehr, beloved daughter of Barbara (Schlegel) Zehr and the late Joseph Zehr (1976), ago 54 years; dear sister of Delton of Harriston; Walter of New Hamburg; Carl of Route 1, Bright; and Mrs. Nelson (Annie Mae) Albrecht of Route 6, Woodstock. Member of Cassel Mennonite Church.

Friends may call at the Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock, until noon of Wednesday, June 21, when transfer will be made to East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th Line for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery. Rev. Henry Yantzi and Rev Vernon Zehr will officiate1

1The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jun 1978 
Jane Zehr
 
33587 Zehr.- On the 15th of May, 1906, in Wellesley Village, Waterloo Co., Ont., John S. Zehr, aged 31 Y, 9 M., 15 D. He leaves a sorrowing widow and three small children*, besides his parents, three brothers and two sisters to mourn his early death. Funeral services on the 18th at the Wellesley M. H. by Daniel H. Steinman and Nicholas Nafziger.1a

1aHerald of Truth, June 7, 1906, page 210 Vol. XLIII, No. 23 
John S. Zehr
 
33588 Sold Raleigh products Jonas R. Zehr
 
33589 ZEHR, Jonas R.On Saturday, Dec 29, 1979, at his home, 118 Queen St. W., Wellesley, was born in South Easthope Township, 79 years ago. He was the son of the late Jacob R. Zehr and the late Annie Ruby. Member of the Milverton Conservative Mennonite Church. He was a steel worker, and the last number of years was a Rawleigh salesman in Wellesley.

Beloved husband of Selina Lichti; dear father of Roy of Route 3, Waterloo, Raymond of Waterloo, Melvin of Kitchener and Mildred Zehr of st. Jacobs; step-father of James Kropf of Calgary, Peter Kropf of Parry Sound, John Kropf of Wellesley; brother of Eli Zehr of New Hamburg, Irene (Mrs. Urias Kipfer) of Route 4 Kitchener, Delmar Zehr of Ottawa, Aldine Zehr of Hamilton; step-brother of Elmer Ruby of New Hamburg. also survived by 17 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Mary Kipfer in 1962, also by one daughter, three brothers, two step-sisters and one grandson.

Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley, until noon Tuesday Jan 1, when removal will be made to the Milverton Conservative Church for service at 2 p.m. Internment will follow in Riverside Mennonite cemetery, Millbank. Rev. Ralph Gerber will officiate1a

1aThe Kitchener- Waterloo Record 30 Dec 1979 
Jonas R. Zehr
 
33590 Another of our old pioneers was called away last week in the death of Mr. Joseph Zehr, who died last Tuesday evening, July 26th, at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Chris. Wagler, at the ripe old age of 87 years, 6 months and 25 days, after a short illness. The funeral was held on Friday forenoon and was largely attended. Many came from far and near to pay their-last tribute of respect to the departed. Bishop Daniel H. Steinmann conducted the service at the house, after which the remains were taken to the cemetery at the Amish-Mennonite meeting house west of Baden, and laid in their last resting place A large concourse of people followed the remains to the grave. After the interment, services were conducted in the meeting-house by Bishop Jacob Bender, assisted by several others. Joseph Zehr was born in Lorraine, Germany, Dec. 31st, 1817, and came to Canada with his parents. They resided in Woolwich Township for a few years, then moved to Wilmot, where Mr. Zehr resided till his death. His wife to whom he was married in 1846, died in 1900. Thus they had lived together for over half a century. Three sons and three daughters survive to mourn the loss of their father. The pioneers who first settled here when Wilmot was about all bush yet, are nearly all gone to join the great majority. We extend our sincere sympathy to all the bereaved ones.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, August 10, 1905

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Joseph B. Zehr
 
33591 Zehr, Joseph B., son of Christian I. and Elizabeth (Bender) Zehr, was born in east Zorra Twp., Ont., March 6, 1889; died at the Stratford General Hospital, Dec. 15, 1965; aged 76 y. 9 m. 9 d. His wife died Nov. 6, 1965. Surviving are 3 sons (Lloyd, Oliver, and Arnold) and 4 daughters (Emma-Mrs. Sidney Everatt, Katie-Mrs. Wesley Sommers, Ruby-Mrs. Alvin Bender, and Mabel-Mrs. Arley Shantz). He was a member of the Tavistock W.O. Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra W.O. Church, Dec. 18, with David Schwartzentruber, Daniel Zehr, Vernon Zehr, and Henry Yantzi officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LIX, Number 3 - January 18, 1966, page 62 
Joseph B. Zehr
 
33592 ZEHR. - Dr. Joseph R. Zehr was born in Perth. Co., Ont., Aug. 28, 1848; died of dropsy in Tavistock, Ont., Sept. 28, 1915; aged 66y. 1m. In 1871 he was married to Mary Roeschli, and lived in matrimony 12 years. To this union were born 7 children, 3 of whom preceded him to the great beyond. In 1883 he was again married to Elizabeth Albrecht, with whom he lived in matrimony 32 years. To this union 9 children were born. Five of these also preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife, 4 sons, and 4 daughters; also 17 grandchildren, a brother, and a sister. The sons are Jacob, Peter, Moses, and Emory. The daughters are Mary, Katie, Clara, and Elvira. He was the son of the late Dr. Peter Zehr, and has been practicing medicine from his youth. He was buried Oct. 1 at the East Zorra Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Jacob R. Bender; and at the Church by the brethren, C. Kropf, M.C. Jantzi, and C. Schultz. Text, Rom. :10-33; II Tim. 2:5. Bro. Zehr was a member of the East Zorra A.M. Church. He suffered from dropsy for over seven months. He expressed himself at peace with God and man. May he rest in peace.1a

1aGospel Herald, Oct 28, 1915 
Dr. Joseph R. Zehr
 
33593 Gascho.-Leah Zehr, daughter of Michael and Barbara Boshart Zehr, was born near Wellesley, Ont., Aug. 15, 1857; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus May 12, 1944, at her home in Baden, Ont.; aged 86 y. 8 m. 27 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church till called to her heavenly home. She had a lingering illness of bronchial and heart trouble for 19 years, and the last 3 months jaundice set in. On Oct. 1, 1878, she was united in marriage to Christian Gascho of Baden, Ont., who was later ordained to the ministry and served in the Wilmot A. M. congregation for almost 50 years. To this union were born 5 daughters and one son: Mrs. Fannie Iutzi, Baden, Ont.; Barbara, Mrs. Samuel Steinman, New Hamburg, Ont.; Mattie, Mrs. N. M. Steinman, Baden, Ont.; Lydia, at home; Emanuel Gascho, Kitchener, Ont.; Lovina, Mrs. Solomon Mayer, Pigeon, Mich. (deceased). Seven grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren also survive. Her companion, one daughter, one great-granddaughter, her parents, and all her brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She had a great longing to leave this life of suffering and be at rest. She was a very kind and devoted mother to her family. Her Bible was her comfort and stay in life. Her last words were, "Through Jesus Christ our Lord." Her children rise up and call her blessed. Funeral services were conducted May 15 at her late home by Bro. Menno Wagler, and by Bros. M. O. Jantzi and C. F. Derstine at the A. M. Church west of Baden.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 16 - July 21, 1944, page 319, 320 
Leah Zehr
 
33594 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Lester Zehr
 
33595 JANTZI, Loreen Mae - Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, June 29, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Loreen was born on May 28, 1934 in Poole, Ont. Beloved wife of the late Emmanuel Jantzi who predeceased her January 11, 1991. They were married June 22, 1957. Caring mother of Larry and Margaret of Wellesley, Sandra of Kitchener and Keith of Wellesley. Loving grandma to David, Matthew, Sarah, Heidi, Joseph and Breanne. Dear sister of Harvey and Maureen Zehr of Stratford, Mary and Harold Gascho of Milverton, Mahlon and Vera Zehr of Milverton, Leona Reibling of Stratford and Selina and Stanley Jutzi of Stratford. Sister-in-law of Eva Albrecht and Melvin Lichti of Wellesley. Predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Emma Zehr; parents in-law, Amos and Nancy Jantzi; sister, Esther and husband Jack Krajaefski; brother, Elmer Zehr and wife Helen; brother in-law, Robert Reibling, Clarence and Laura in infancy; sister-in-law, Mary Lichti and brother-in-law, Erven Albrecht. Loreen was an active member of Maple View Mennonite Church and loved her Lord. The family received friends on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and will receive friends today (Wednesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Faith Mennonite Church, Kingwood. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at 2 p.m. in Faith Mennonite Church. Interment to follow at Maple View Mennonite Cemetery. Donations to the Maple View Mennonite Building Fund or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Futher-Franklin Funeral Home , Wellesley. www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 2 Jul 2008 
Loreen Mae Zehr
 
33596 SHANTZ, Lydia - Passed away peacefully at K-W Health Centre, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Saturday, July 14, 2007. She was born 90 years ago, a daughter of the late Simon and Catherine Zehr. Lydia was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, New Hamburg, as well as Restless Seniors. Beloved wife of the late Walter Shantz. Devoted mother of Patricia of Elmira, and David of Baden. Dear sister-in-law of Ilene Burkhardt of Kitchener, Helen Zehr of Tavistock and Stanley and Eral Shantz of Cambridge. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Lydia was predeceased by four brothers, five sisters, and brother-in-law, Lorne Shantz. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 from the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Shantz Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Grand River Hospital (Freeport), Community Care Access, or the charity of your choice.1a

1aThe Record Newspaper 16 Jul 2007 
Lydia Zehr
 
33597 MRS. PETER SPENLER
Mrs. Peter (Mattie) Spenler, 71, of Milverton, died Thursday, December 22nd, at her home. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob S. Zehr, she was born in the Township of Wellesley September 25th, 1889. She was married to the late Peter Spenler in 1911. They farmed near Poole on the farm now owned by a son, John. Her husband died in 1935. She and her family remained on the farm until 1949 when they moved to Milverton, near the C.N.R. station. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church west of Poole. Surviving are two sons, Jacob, of Stratford, and John of Poole; five daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah and Amanda, at home, and Mrs. Lorne (Mary) Schmidt and Mrs. Norman (Madeliene) Gerber, of Millbank; two sisters, Mrs. William (Fannie) Poole, of Poole, and Nancy Zehr, of R.R. 1, Milverton; three brothers, Sam and William Zehr, of Poole, and Chris, K. Zehr, of Milverton, and 14 grandchildren. Three daughters died in infancy. The body rested at her home where the funeral was conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m., followed by a service at the Amish Mennonite Church, Poole, at 2:15. Bishop Moses Nafziger officiated. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery. Pallbearers were, Clarence Poole, Mahlon Zehr, Ezra Jantzi, John L. Erb, John Poole and Emanuel Bast (all nephews).1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1960 23 Dec 
Madeleine Zehr
 
33598 Bender, Magdalena, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Zehr, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Dec. 24, 1890; died at the Maples Nursing Home, Tavistock, Ont., Aug. 7, 1976; aged 85 y. On Oct. 27, 1914, she was married to Eli Bender, who preceded her in death in 1949. Surviving is one daughter (Verna Mae - Mrs. Alvin Jutzi), 2 grandsons, one brother (Amos), and 2 sisters (Christiana - Mrs. Jacob Erb and Olivia - Mrs. Omar Schlegel). She was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Nicholas and Peter). She was a member of Steinman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 9. in charge of Henry Yantzi and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in Steinman Cemetery. Magdalena Zehr
 
33599 Bender, -- Magdalena, daughter of the late Peter and Bena Zehr, was born in East Zorra, Ont., on April 19, 1873, lived in this community all her life; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bena Kropf; on March 14, 1955; aged 81 y. 11 m. 5 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and remained a faithful member of the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church. In 1892, she married Moses Bender, who died in 1897. This family was blessed with one son (Christian), who died in April 1924. On March 13, 1900, she married John Bender. This family was blessed with one son and 3 daughters. Surviving are her husband, one son (Joseph of South Easthope), 3 daughters (Annie-Mrs. David Streicher, Tavistock, Ont.; Mrs. Bena Kropf, South Easthope; Elizabeth-Mrs. John Swartzentruber, East Zorra), 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Bena Bender, Tavistock). Four brothers and 3 sisters preceded her. Funeral services were held at East Zorra on March 16 by Henry Yantzi, assisted by Dan Wagler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 15 - April 12, 1955 - page 358, 359. 
Magdalena "Lena" Zehr
 
33600 Mrs. Maria Gingerich Dies In Her 84th Year

An aged and highly esteemed resident of this district passed away on Friday last in the person of Mrs. Rudolph Gingerich at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 17 days. The deceased was a life long resident of Wilmot Township and resided on a farm south of Baden. She was a devout member of the Amish Mennonite Church and greatly beloved by all who knew her. Her husband predeceased her about twelve years ago. She leaves a grown up family, John, Abraham and Benjamin Gingerich of this community are sons of the deceased. The funeral took place on Monday to Steinman's [sic] Church and Cemetery and was largely attended1a

1aWaterloo Chronicle, November 27, 1930, pg 7 
Maria Zehr
 
33601 Roth, Mary, daughter of Daniel and Annie Zehr, was born Oct. 1, 1880, in Wilmot Township, Ont.; passed to her eternal reward, after a brief illness July 3, 1954; aged 73 y. 10 m. 3 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and at the time of her death was a member of the East Zorra A. M. Church. On Dec. 18, 1909, she was united in marriage to Noah M. Roth, who predeceased her in 1948. To this union were born 4 daughters and 3 sons (Matilda-Mrs. Amos Brenneman, Tavistock, Ont.; Emma-Mrs. Joe Stere, Brighton, Ont.; Josiah and Noah, Baden, Ont.; and Reuben, of Tavistock), also 19 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Abraham, Noah, and David), and one sister (Mrs. Daniel Christner). She was preceded in death by 2 daughters (Anna Mae and Lovina), and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church in charge of Daniel Zehr and Henry Yantzi, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 34 - August 24, 1954 --- page 814, 815 
Mary K. Zehr
 
33602 MARY MAGDALENE ZEHR 1924 - 2008 Passed away peacefully, on January 1, 2008 at Cambridge Country Manor, after a brief illness. Loving sister of Stan and Laurene Zehr, Gerry and Betty Zehr, Grace Lizmore, Paul Zehr all of Kitchener and Ginger of West Montrose, Joanne and Doug Grischow of Baden, Ruth Yantzi of Shakespeare, Rhoda and Glen Baechler of Waterloo and sister-in-law, Laurene of Zurich. Will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Aaron and Katie Zehr; brother, Harold Zehr; brother-in-law, Wayne Yantzi and nephew, Parry Zehr. The funeral service will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Reception to follow. Private interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to Southend Fellowship Baptist Church in Owen Sound, Beacon Baptist Church in Cambridge or a charity of your choice and can be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Mary, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aTHE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Jan. 3, 2008 
Mary Magdalene Zehr
 
33603 Zehr, Rev. Menno On Tuesday, July 15, 1980, at his residence in Milverton, in his 77th year. Son of the late John S. and Catherine (Shultz) Zrhr; dear husband of Alice Baechler, whom he married November 26, 1925; father of Blanche (Mrs. Lincoln Ropp) of Milverton, Nelda (Mrs. Edgar Leis) of Waterloo and Kenneth of Windsor. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one btother Chris of Baden and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Jantzi of New Hamberg. he was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. The late Rev. Zehr is resting at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, "Milverton Chapel" 9 Pacific Ave., until noon Thursday, when removal will be made to Poole Mennonite Church, Poole, for service at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at the Millbank Riverdale Mennonite cemetery. 1

1The Kitchener-Waterloo Record Newspaper 16 Jul 1980

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Zehr, Menno, son of John and Catherine (Shultz) Zehr, was born in Wellesley, Ont., Sept. 21, 1903; died at his home in Milverton, Ont., July 15, 1980; aged 76 y. On Nov. 26, 1925, he was married to Alice Baechler, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Ken), 2 daughters (Blanche-Mrs. Lincoln Ropp, Nelda-Mrs. Edgar Leis), 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Chris), and one sister (Fannie-Mrs. Allen Jantzi). In 1948 he was ordained to the ministry and served the Riverdale (where he was a member), Wellesley, Glen Allen, Moorfield and Berea churches. Funeral services were held at Poole Mennonite Church, July 17, in charge of Amsey Martin, George Ball, Orlan Gingerich, and David Jantzi; interment in Riverdale Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 35 - August 26, 1980, page 686  
Rev. Menno S. Zehr
 
33604 ZEHR. - On the 3d of February, 1899, in Wellesley township, Waterloo Co., Ont., Michael Zehr, in his 87th year. Deceased was a member of the Amish Church and was highly esteemed. A large concourse of people followed the remains to the grave on the 6th, in the Amish cemetery on the farm of the deceased. He leaves an aged widow and grown up family to mourn their loss.1a

1aThe Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVI, No. 5, March 1, 1899 - pages 76,77 
Michael Zehr
 
33605 Zehr. - Bro. Michael B. Zehr was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Mar. 2, 1845; died Dec. 29, 1920; aged 75 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Oct. 26, 1869 he was married to Elizabeth Oesch who predeceased him June 8, 1914. One son was born to this union. On Mar. 20, 1915 he was married to Nancy (Jantzi) Schmidt who survives. Funeral services at the home conducted by John Kuepfer and Solomon Kuepfer. Burial in cemetery near Wellsley.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 48 - February 24, 1921 - page 951, 952 
Michael B. Zehr
 
33606 Baechler, Mildred Zehr, 70, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Jan. 7, 1927, Alden, N.Y., to John and Susan Gascho Zehr. Died: Sept. 7, 1997, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - husband: Ray Baechler; children: Barb Mayer, Kathy Musselman, Marcia Hart, Cindy Gingerich, Sheila Brown; stepchildren: Wayne, Roger, Richard, and Bruce Baechler; Carol Bender, Donna Kelterborn, Betty Scherer, Connie McNeil; brothers and sisters: Merrill and Carl Zehr, Violet Jantzi, Elsie Lyndaker, Dorothy Rohrer , Fern Coblentz; 26 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Roy Iutzi (first husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 10, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Herb Schultz.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 40 - October 14, 1997 
Mildred Zehr
 
33607 ZEHR- Moses Zehr was born in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 18, 1892. Died March 14, 1972, in K.W. Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Can; at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 26 days, after a brief illness. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized in the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to the end. On Jan. 8, 1918, he was married to Fanny Lichti, who predeceased him on March 5, 1965. He is survived by 4 sons, John and Jacob of R. 1, Millbank, Ont., Norman of Brunner, Ont, and Elmer of Kitchener, Ont.; 4 daughters, Emma (wife of Allen Wagler) and Esther (wife of Ohmer Jantzi) of R. 1, Wellesley, Ont., Mary (wife of Amos Gerber) and Laura of R. 1, Millbank, Ont. Also 4 brothers, David and Jacob of R. 1. Millbank, Ont., Aaron of Lewis County, New York, Amos of R. 3, Wellesley, Ont., 1 sister, Mrs. Barbara Noftsier of Lewis County, New York. 36 grandchildren and 1 great -grand-child. He was preceded in death by one sister and one grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite meeting house on March 17, conducted by Noah Gerber of the home congregation and Noah Peachey and Alvin Peachey of Belleville, Penna. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, May 1972, p. 105 
Moses Zehr
 
33608 OBITUARY PRE. PETER ZEHR

The township of South Easthope lost one of its very oldest and most highly respected residents on Sunday morning, January 2, 1898, by the death of Brother Peter Zehr at his home, lot 11, con. 2, aged 89 years and 8 months. He was widely known throughout this entire section, and while the sorrow of his death is general yet it is mitigated by the knowledge that after a long, useful and happy life, a good man has gone home. Deceased was born in the then French province of Lorraine in 1808, and was therefore about seven years old at the time of the battle of Waterloo. He chose medicine as a profession, and underwent a thorough study in his youth. In 1831 he was married to Barbara Roth. He emigrated with his family, landing in Lewis Co., New York, 62 years ago. After remaining there for three years he came to South Easthope, Perth Co., Ontario, in 1836, settling on the farm upon which he died. The township was then a wilderness and he had to make his way through the woods to Goderich to get the title to his land. Being a prudent, hard-working man he accumulated a competency besides placing each of his four sons upon farms and providing for his daughters. His family consisted of four sons and three daughters of whom one son and two daughters preceded him to the grave; four children, 41 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren survive. A year ago the old minister's' rugged health gave way before the encroachments of old age and since that time he has gradually failed until the end came. He was a strong Christian character and for about 67 years he was a preacher in the Amish Mennonite church. His funeral drew out an immense gathering at the East Zorra Amish Mennonite M. H. from far and near who came to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed friend whose kindness and skill and generosity had brightened the lives of so many in this section. Funeral services by Chr. Litwiller from Mark 12:26, 27 and by Jacob M. Bender from John 17:3.1a

1aHerald of Truth - February 15, 1898 - page 60, 61.

 
Rev. Peter Zehr
 
33609 ZEHR, Peter R. Of 354 Huron St., New Hamburg, passed away Monday, May 17, 1976 at Stratford General Hospital, Mr. Zehr was born on Church 14, 1901, in East Zorra Township, aged 75 years. He had resided in New Hamburg for 40 years where he had farmed, and for the past 12 years was custodian of the Riverside cemetery, New Hamburg, until his retirement in 1975. He was a son of the late Joseph Zehr and the former Catherine Roth.

He is survived by his wife, the former Maryann Schwartzentruber; three brothers Harley of Tavistock, Horace of New Hamburg, Elwood (Woody) of Chesley one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Catherine Hasenpflug of Atwood; one brother, Amos of Tavistock, three sisters, Mrs Eli (Lena) Bender of Baden, Mrs. Jacob (Christina) Erb of Tavistock and Mrs. Omar (Oleava) Schlegel) of Tavistock, 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter also survive. He was predeceased by one brother, Nicholas and two sons in infancy.

He will be resting at the Bruce J. Omand Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, where friends will be received Wednesday at 2-4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the Hillcrest Mennonite Church, on Thursday at 2 P.M. Interment will follow in Riverside cemetery New Hamburg. Rev. Henry Yantzi will officiate 1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record Newspaper 18 May 1976 
Peter R. Zehr
 
33610 :KUEPFER, Mrs. Christian (Rebecca) - Peacefully at her home, RR 1 Linwood, on Sunday, March 12, 2006. Rebecca was born in Wellesley township 78 years ago. Daughter of the late Solomon Zehr and the late Mary Kuepfer. Beloved wife of Christian Kuepfer whom she married May 21, 1963. Dear mother of Ruth and Ervin Albrecht of R.1 Milverton, John and Esther Kuepfer of R.1 Linwood. Step mother of Clara and Amon Schmidt of R.1 Newton, Esther and Samuel Schwartz of Geneva Indianna, Mary and Joseph Kuepfer of R. 1 Tiverton, Sarah and Jonathan Kuepfer of R. 1 Tiverton, Katie Kuepfer of R. 1 Linwood, David and Adeline Kuepfer of R. 2 Milverton, Aaron and Adeline Kuepfer of R. 2 Milverton and Amos and Clara Kuepfer of R. 1 Chesley. Sister-in-law of Clara Zehr of R.4 Harriston, Martha Kuepfer of R. 1 Millbank, Lydia Kuepfer of R. 4 Chesley, Tena Kuepfer of Millbank, Katie Jantzi of R. 1 Milverton, Delilah Kuepfer R. 1 Newton and Joseph Albrecht of R.1 Newton. Lovingly remembered by 90 grandchildren and 90 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 1 brother, John Zehr; 1 sister, Susan Albrecht; 1 daughter-in-law Phoebe Kuepfer; 3 grandchildren and 11 brothers-in-law and 10 sisters-in-law. Visitation at the family home 5899 Schummer Line, today (Monday) where the Funeral Service will be conducted at the home on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. Bishop Jonas Kuepfer will officiate. Burial will follow in the 7th Line Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley township. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Futher Bros. Funeral Home in Wellesley 519-656-2880.1a

1aThe Record 13 Mar 2006 
Rebecca Zehr
 
33611 ZEHR, Richard Noah -- On Friday, July 28, 1978, as the result of a car accident Mr. Richard Zehr of Route 1, St. Agatha, aged 24 years. He was a student at Conestoga College. Lovingly remembered by Ann Turner; son of the late William Zehr and the former Florence Bender. He is survived by three brothers, Ron of Route 6, Cambridge(G), Peter and Willard. both of Kitchener, and four sisters, Elizabeth Mary Ann, Mrs. James (Shirley) Robinson and Carol, all of Kitchener. The late Mr. Zehr is resting at the Omand-Jutzi Funeral Home 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, until noon Tuesday, August 1, when removal will be made to Steinman Mennonite Church Route 2, Baden, where funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Vernon Zehr and Rev. Elmer Schwartzentruber officiating. Interment to follow in church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Jul 1978 
Richard Noah Zehr
 
33612 ZEHR, Ronald W.Suddenly, of a heart attack, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, Sept. 14, 1984, Ron Sehr of Cambridge(P), in his 41st year. Loving friend and companion of Wanda. Dear father of Ronald Jr. of Kitchener, Deborah and Susanne at home; step father of Donalda Gayowsky and husband Bill of Bonfield, Bruce Finch at Home and Tim Finch and wife Tracy of Kitchener; grandpa to Wade, Devin and Aaron Gayowsky; brother of Peter, Willy, Elizabeth and Maryann Zehr, Shirley (Mrs. Jim Robinson), all of Kitchener and Carol Zehr of Calgary Alberta. Predeceased by his father William and brother Richard.

The family will receceive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W. Kitchener, on Saturday, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Ratz-Bechtel chapel at 1 p.m. Rev. Vern Zehr officiating. Interment in Steinman Mennonite cemetery, Baden.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Sep 1984 
Ronald W. Zehr
 
33613 ZEHR, Roy William

Suddenly on Monday, Dec. 26, 1983, as the result of a snowmobile accident in Wellesley, Roy William Zehr, of RR 1, St. Agatha. Roy was born in Kitchener, 21 years ago and is the beloved son of Barbara and Nelson Zehr, of RR 1, St. Agatha.

He was an active member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church, where he was involved with the MYF; also active in no body contact hockey league in Wellesley.

Besides his parents he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Druscilla (Mrs. William Zehr) of Tavistock; beloved brother of Wayne and his wife Doris of RR 1, Wellesley and Doris Zehr of RR 1, St. Agatha; lovingly remembered by his nephews Keith and Ryan Zehr. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St., Wellesley. The family will receive friends on Tuesday (today) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Thursday, Dec. 29, removal will be made to the St. Agatha Mennonite Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. Rev Nelson Martin will officiate. Spring interment in the St. Agatha Mennonite cemetery1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Dec 1983

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Zehr.- Roy William, son of Nelson and Barbara (Roth) Zehr, was born in Kitchener, Ont., Aug. 7, 1962; died as a result of a snowmobile accident at Wellesley, Ont., Dec. 26, 1983; aged 21 y. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Wayne), one sister (Doris), and his paternal grandmother (Druscilla Zehr). He was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 29, in charge of Nelson Martin and Laverne Schwartzentruber; interment in St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 7 - February 14, 1984, pages 117, 118. 
Roy William Zehr
 
33614 ZEHR, Solomon W.On Saturday, Jan. 20, 1979, at his home in Millbank. in Mornington Township 82 years ago, he was a son of the late Dabiel Zehr and the late Maria Wagler. He had farmed in the Millbank district, retiring to Millbank 15 years ago.

Dear father of John K. Zehr of Toute 1, Newton and Rebecca (Mrs. Christian Kuepfer) of Route 1, Linwood and Susan Zehr of Route 1, Newton; brother of Cornelius and Daniel Zehr and Bena (Mrs. Solomom Albrecht), all of Route 1, Newton, Also survived by four grandchildren and eight step grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife the former Mary Kuepfer, July 13, 1957, and also by two brothers and six sisters.

Visitation at the home of his son, John Zehr, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m. Bishop Clarence Kuepfer will officiate. Interment to follow in the 7th Line Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Jan 1979 
Solomon W. Zehr
 
33615 KUEPFER, Vera Leah (Jantzi) - Of Country Meadows, and formerly of Milverton, passed away, on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Stratford General Hospital. Vera was born 80 years ago in Mornington Township. She was the daughter of the late Chris K and Margaret (Bender) Zehr. Vera was a member of Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Jantzi (1967) and Daniel J. Kuepfer (2004*). Loving mother of Wayne and wife Phyllis Jantzi of RR 1, Newton, Ken J. and wife Joyce Jantzi of RR 1, Milverton. Special grandmother of Jason and Cindy Jantzi, Scott and Andrea Jantzi, Pam and Dan Carlson, Ryan and Brittany Jantzi, Tom Jantzi and Dwight Jantzi and two great-grandchildren. Missed by step-daughters, Eileen and husband Keith Erb of RR 1, Tavistock, Kathleen and husband Nyle Hofstetter of Rodney, Caroline and husband Ralph Wagler of Baden, eight step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Verna and husband Ezra J. Jantzi of Stratford and Velma Erb of Waterloo. Vera was predeceased by brother-in-law, Wilfred Erb. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 7 Spencer Street, Milverton tonight (Monday) from 7-9 p.m., again Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A family interment will take place on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Mapleview Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley. The memorial service to celebrate Vera's life will follow at Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jim Brown officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Riverdale Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 28 Jul 2006 
Vera Leah Zehr
 
33616 KROPF-SHUPE, Viola - passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Lanark Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener. She was born 87 years ago in Mornington Township, a daughter of the late Menno and Amanda (Bender) Zehr. Viola was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener and enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. Viola was a hard-working, strong and gracious lady with a keen sense of humour. She will be greatly missed. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Kropf (1960) and the late Harley Shupe (1997). Loving mother of Donna and Ken George, Grace and Ron Rockel, all of Kitchener, Verna and Harold Schweigert of Shakespeare. Sadly missed by her seven grandchildren, David (Tina), Ryan, Mark (Becky), Dan, Janine (Casey), Tonya (Chris) and Brad and by four great-granddaughters, Caitlyn, Adelle, Breeah and Alaina. Lovingly remembered by her sister, Ida Smythe of Innerkip and by sisters-in-law, Janet Zehr of Bright, Audrey Zehr and Arleatha Brown, both of Tavistock. Viola was predeceased by her step-mother, Sarah (Helmuth) Zehr and by brothers, Henry, Stanley (Florence), Lorne, Elroy, Wes, Wilfred (in infancy) and by brothers-in-law, Floyd Smythe and Sid Brown. Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Saturday February 2, 2008 transfer will be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. N., Kitchener for visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Frank Haggarty officiating. Burial in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Peters TV Ministry, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice. We wish to thank the Lanark Heights Staff for the compassionate care given to our Mother.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 31 Jan 2008 
Viola B. Zehr
 
33617 Amelia Zeller, "was born July 30th, 1865. She is married to Jesse Connor, a merchant tailor. They reside in Breslau and have one child"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Amelia Zeller
 
33618 Anna Zeller, "was born March 21st, 1858. She is married to Henry E. Weber, a farmer. They reside on the west side of the Grand River, opposite her father's old Homestead. Their family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Anna Zeller
 
33619 Catherine Zeller, "the eldest in the family was born December 25th, 1848. She was married to Jacob Reist. They resided near Woolwich boundary line, a little south-east of Conestogo, where she died November 9th, 1892, leaving two sons"1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catherine Zeller
 
33620 Daniel supposedly in Grafton, Walsh Co., North Dakota. Daniel Zeller
 
33621 Elizabeth Zeller "was born January 19th, 1850. She is married to Gideon Break, a farmer. They reside near her old homestead."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township

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Mrs. G. Break

The death occurred very suddenly on Monday morning at the Berlin and Waterloo Hospital of Mrs. G. Break. The deceased had been suddenly taken ill yesterday morning and was taken to the Hospital where she passed away. She was born in Breslau sixty-five years ago, and was married to Mr. G. Break of the same village. For seven years she was well known by the members of the Bethany Mennonite Church of which she was an active member.
The surviving members of the family are, a husband, two daughters, Mrs. J. Hallman of Carstairs, Alberta, and Miss Emma of Berlin; five sons, Noah of Redlands, Cal.; Jeremiah and Elton of Berlin, and Wesley and Jacob of Detroit, Mich. She is a sister of Mr. N. Zeller, former bandmaster of Berlin. Mrs. D. Sauder, Mrs. M. Clemens, of Sask. Mrs. Hy. Weber of Alberta, Mrs. Geo. Witter of Dromore, Ont., are sisters. Her brothers are Messrs. P. Zeller, of Berlin, J. Zeller, of Oil City, Pa.; and Mr. S. Zeller of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from 57 Elgin street, to the Bethany Mennonite Church, and later to Mount Hope Cemetery for internment.2a

2aThe Daily Telegraph, March 16, 1915
 
Elizabeth Zeller
 
33622 Elizabeth Zeller, "the second eldest in the family, was born February 19th, 1815. She was first married to George Eckert and after his decease to a Mr. Stover. They resided in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she died June 14th, 1817. No information of her family."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Zeller
 
33623 Hannah Zeller "was born July 16th, 1867. She is married to George Witter. They reside in Berlin. No family."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hannah Zeller
 
33624 ZELLER, Ira Ward

Went to be with his Lord, on Saturday, January 9th, 1993, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, aged 85 years, of Fairview Mennonite Home. Mr. Zeller was an active and participating member of the Breslau Missionary Church, member of the Canadian Bible Society, Preston Crokinole Club and the Canadian Festival of Male Voice Praise. Son of the late Minnie and Jacob Zeller and husband of the late Seleda Snyder. Also predeceased by a brother, Vernon and a sister Olive Musselman. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Mr. Zeller's family will receive friends at the EDWARD R. GOOD FUNERAL HOME, 171 King St. S., Waterloo today (Monday), 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Wednesday transfer will be made to Breslau Missionary Church for Service, at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Ted Losch officiating. Interment Breslau Mennonite Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1993 
Ira Ward Zeller
 
33625 Jacob Zeller, "the eldest in the family, was born February 24th, 1813. On June 19th, 1849, he was married to Catherine, daughter of Martin and Susannah (Reis) Schiedel. She was born November 21st, 1825. After their marriage they moved on the south half of the old "Cressman Farm," a little more than a mile south of Breslau where they resided until his death which took place May 20th, 1886. His widow resides in Breslau. Their family consists of eleven children"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob Zeller
 
33626 Jacob S. Zeller, "was born September 24th, 1870. He is married to Minnie Mader and resides on his father's farm where he is engaged in farming."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Zeller
 
33627 Philip Zeller, "The Zellers of this county are descendants of old Philip Zeller, a native of Rhein Bajerin, Germany, where he was born February 2nd, 1791. He was married to Elizabeth Glueck who was born in the same place January 10th, 1792. In 1833 they emigrated to America and in June of the same year they came to Buffalo, New York, where they made a stay of only three weeks. From here they moved across the boundary line and settled within one-half mile from St. Catharines, Lincoln County, Ontario, where he purchased a farm. Here she died September 18th, 1844. In April, 1846, Mr. Zeller disposed of his real estate and moved to Waterloo County, Ontario, where he purchased the farm of John Cressman, deceased. This farm contained 183 acres and the price paid for it was $4600. In 1854 this large farm was divided into two farms. The north part was purchased by Mr. Philip Zeller, the younger son of old Mr. Zeller, while Jacob Zeller retained the south part, containing the old "Cressman Buildings." Here Mr. Zeller died July 18th, 1854. His family consisted of five children, viz:"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Johann Philip Zeller
 
33628 Theobold is reported to been born in Hütschenhausen, Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, documentation needed. Johann Theobold Zeller
 
33629 Joseph Zeller, "was born May 5th, 1860. He was married to Lizzie Jaemison who died some years ago, leaving one son.... He is again married to Mamia Bossler and resides in Oil City, Pennsylvania. His family with his second wife is as follows"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Joseph Zeller
 
33630 ZELLER, Julius Noah Passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his residence, Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre in his 96th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Grace Pauline (Helwig) Zeller and predeceased by his brother Douglas and by his parents Julius Nelson and Diana (Rickbeil) Zeller. Beloved father of Julie and husband William Jessop. Much-loved grand- father of Mark Jessop and his wife Sarah and of Victoria and her husband Steve Mohr. Proud Great-grandfather "Gompy" to his five great-grandchildren; Tristen, Kate and Andrew Jessop and Rachel and Klara Mohr. Julius was an alumni of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate, a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University (Founders Club 1938) and enjoyed a varied career including high school teacher (KCI), a Waterloo Road Commissioner, subdivision developer and businessman. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church. A private family funeral service will be held with interment in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Condolences for the family and donations to the Alzheimer Society of K-W would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo at or 519-745-8445. www.erbgood.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 7 Aug 2013

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Jules Zeller wrote this about himself:
I was born at 70 Walter St. Berlin, ON. August 19, 1917. Usual schooling and then Waterloo College (Later to become Wilfred Laurier University, graduating in Honours French and German. Then I taught at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate, on King Street, after Ontario College of Education, Toronto, in 1939. In addition I taught part time courses at Waterloo College, Waterloo, ON. I married my high school sweetheart, Grace P. Helwig, in 1941. The war was on and I became attached to the RCAF, in Dartmouth, NS and Yarmouth, NS, where my dear daughter Julie was born, in 1945. So I returned to KCI as Assistant to the Principle until 1948. Meanwhile I became a professional photographer and a lover of Oriental rugs. As a result I was asked to join Barrymore in Toronto and became responsible for all sales and major contracts in Southwestern Ontario, for 26 years. We had moved into our new house on Westmount Rd. S. in Waterloo and I got interested in Real Estate. Then Grace & I built a hone in Wasaga Beach and began collecting and selling antiques. Our Julie taught high school and married William Jessop, a chartered accountant, in Toronto. In 1973, they moved to Waterloo, had 2 children, Mark and Victoria, who both graduated from WLU. Thus, I became interested and involved with alumni and am an elder member of the Founders Club of Waterloo Lutheran University (Wilfred Laurier University), and still attend all meetings. I lost my dear wife and partner in 1999. Now I am 'retired' but yet have to find the 're' in that appellation. 
Julius Noah "Jules" Zeller
 
33631 1871 - Leopold Zeller is staying with Ludwig Riehm. Leopold Zeller
 
33632 Zeller, Lewis Arnold " Peacefully, on October 21, 2005 at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington. Beloved husband of Marjorie. Loving father of Anne (Robin), Madeleine (Brian), Nigel (Susan) of Australia, Michael (Arlene), and Betsy Zeller of San Francisco. Proud grandpa of Adriane, and Riley; Peter, and Adam of Australia. Predeceased by beloved grandson Andrew. A Celebration of Arnolds Life will be held at St. Peters Erindale Anglican Church, 1745 Dundas St. W., (enter from Mississauga Road, North of Dundas St. W.,) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 2 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior at church. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Ontario Humane Society.1a

1a
ww.neweduk.com 2015 
Lewis Arnold Zeller
 
33633 Lydia Zeller, "was born November 15th, 1861. She is unmarried and has her home with her parents."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Lydia Zeller
 
33634 Margaret Zeller, "was born October 13th, 1820. She is married to Ezekiel Russ. They reside near Beamsville, Lincoln County, Ontario. No information in regard to the family."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Margaret Zeller
 
33635 Mary Ann Zeller, "was born December 23rd, 1859. She is married to Abraham Weber. They reside in Maryborough, Wellington County, near Lebanon P. O. They have a family of six children". 1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Weaver - Mary Zeller was born at Breslau, Ont., Dec. 28, 1858, died Jan. 13, 1947; aged 88 y. 15 d. Several days before her death she fell and broke her hip, which was the immediate cause of her death. She was married to Abraham B. Weaver, who predeceased her in 1930. Two sons also preceded her in death in early childhood. Surviving are 5 sons and 2 daughters (Simeon, Floradale, Ont.; David, Castor, Ont.; Alberta, Edwin, and Lincoln, Kitchener, Ont.; Wesley, Elmira, Ont.; and Irene-Mrs. Jacob Good, St. Jacobs, Ont.), 21 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. In her early youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, Jan. 16, in charge of Roy S. Koch. Interment was made in the Breslau Mennonite Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIX, Number 46 - February 11, 1947 - page 1003 
Mary Ann Zeller
 
33636 Death Of A Pioneer.--Many of our readers will regret to learn of the death of Mr. Michael Zeller one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this district Mr. Zeller passed peacefully away at his residence, Zurich, on Friday last, having completed a long and useful life. Although he had been perceptibly failing for several months, he did not seem to suffer from any particular disease, by gave way to a gradual wearing out of the physical system, and he was only confined to his bed for a few days previous to his death. He was 78 years of age, He was a native of Bavaria, Germany, arid came to Canada in 1836, settling first in Waterloo County. He had been a resident of Zurich and vicinity for over half a century, and came here when the country around was practically a wilderness. He was an energetic businessman, and did his full share in aiding in developing this country and making it what it is to-day. When the division court was formed here in 1875, he was appointed clerk, and continued to occupy this position until a few years ago, when, on account of growing infirmities, he resigned, to be succeeded by his son Mr Ed Zeller. He was also one of the oldest Justices of the Peace in the country, and for a great many years he did a large conveyancing businesses, and was the chief advisor of the people for miles around, He was strictly upright and honorable in all his dealings with his fellow men, and enjoyed, in a very high degree, the confidence of the people. If Michael Zeller said so, and so it was alright There were no further questions asked. He, therefore, wielded a wide influence, but of which he never took undue advantage. He was of a kind and sociable nature and won and maintained friends. He will be much missed in the community where he had so long lived and in which he was so much and so deservedly respected. He was a most enthusiastic Liberal in politics, and always took a deep interest in everything pertaining to the public affairs of the country. His aged partner survives him, and he leaves a family of two sons and five daughters. His son Jacob is in Wisconsin, and the other is the editor and proprietor of the Zurich Herald Mrs. (Dr.) Buchanan is one of the daughters. The funeral took place on Monday and was very largely attended, many coming from considerable distances to pay a last tribute of respect to one whom they had so highly esteemed in life.1a

1aHuron Expositor 
Michael Zeller
 
33637 Noah Zeller "was born October 12th, 1851. He is married to Anna Todt. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as a band master and teacher in all kinds of musical instruments. His family consists of seven children".1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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From Waterloo Hall of Fame website

Noah Zeller was Waterloo County's most famous self-made musician. His Mennonite parents, of Breslau, refused to allow him to play any instrument. However, he bought a violin which he hid and lowered from his bedroom window to practice in secret. In spite of parental feelings, he persevered with his musical studies and at eighteen developed an orchestra in Bridgeport. He taught music and was a cabinetmaker.

Zeller was a member of the Kitchener band from 1869 to 1875, as a clarinetist, and became leader in 1880. At different periods he was leader of either the Waterloo or the Kitchener band (at one time leading both) and brought them to a high state of perfection. He also led the St. Jacobs, New Hamburg and Baden bands and gave private lessons. In 1912, because of ill health, he resigned as leader of the Kitchener band, after twenty- three continuous years of service

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from a undated column from the Kitchener Waterloo Record WILLIAM KAISER'S BAND

Towards the latter years of the Glebe Band, there was an opposition band which proved to be the nucleus of the Berlin Musical Society which celebrated its 125th birthday in 2001. In 1866, the Kaiser band was organized at a meeting held in the market building. William Kaiser, who was considered one of the foremost band musicians of Detroit and Windsor, had come to Berlin in 1862 and became head of the new organization which was successfully launched. When he died in 1905, his obituary called him "first leader of the band" and "the father of band music in this town". This new aspirant for public favour and honour was a thorn in the side of the veteran Glebe, according to a story in Berlin Today (1806-1906) and feeling between the leaders ran high. Some of the encounters between them were amusing and at times spirited, though never fraught with serious results. Glebe eventually retired from Berlin and "took hold of the musical talent in Waterloo". Among those enrolled as early members of the Kaiser band were Noah Zeller, E flat clarinet; William Kaiser, Ben H. Ziegler and Albert Ziegler, B flat cornet; George Lippert and John S. Smith, E flat cornet; William Fleischhauer, Fred Kress and Henry Moebus, alto; Louis Seip, bass; William Kaiser Jr., horn; Ambrose Schill and George Schaefer, trombone. The total membership was about 15 and the instrumentation was almost entirely brass. Zeller, a student of Kaiser's succeeded him as leader in 1880. He was also leader of the Waterloo band and inter-town rivalry made him decide to stay with Waterloo two years later. Kaiser was born in Hamm, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany in 1822 and came to this continent in 1857. He first went to Detroit as an instructor in the city band, but after a short time he organized a military band which was highly successful. During that period he was also instructor of a band in Windsor. In 1862 he came to Berlin and lived in a house on King Street East near the later Stirling Avenue. He also opened a hotel which he ran for many years. While Kaiser was the Berlin bandmaster, he also taught the bands at Preston, Elmira and New Germany (Maryhill) and for a time, the Waterloo Band. He was a master artist on almost every instrument and gave lessons at his house until just before his death April 9, 1905 from la grippe at the age of 82. His obituary said, "during the last week or two, three prospective students had applied and he gave them encouragement that as soon as he became stronger, he would begin their tuition." Noah Zeller, who had returned in 1900 to lead the band then known as the 29th Regiment Band, and a few members had arranged to go to his house on Sunday and play for him on the very day he died. "But the final reveille sounded for him before they came." The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the family residence by Rev. Emil Hoffman. The members of the 29th regiment played the Dead March as the remains were conveyed from the residence to Mount Hope Cemetery. Kaiser was a Lutheran and a staunch Conservative. His wife Caroline (née Wittheff) predeceased him on Feb. 5, 1904 at age 73. He was survived by his children, Mrs. Morris Smith, and Mrs. George Lippert of Berlin; Mrs. Ephriam Runstedler of Walkerton; Mrs. John McKenzie of Buffalo, New York; William Jr. of London; Albert of Walkerton; and Charles of West Branch, Michigan. by Kathryn Hansuld Lamb

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Zeller, Noah
Zeller, Noah. Bandmaster, teacher, b near Breslau, Canada West (Ontario), ca 1852, d Berlin (Kitchener), Ont, 8 Feb 1914. He was the clarinet soloist in 1875 and the conductor 1878-82 of the 29th Regiment Band of Berlin. In 1882 he became the first conductor of the Waterloo Musical Society Band . The Waterloo band became a leading musical organization and won many contests - so many that for a time it was barred from competition. In 1900 Zeller resigned to resume his former duties with the 29th Regiment Band. During his years with both bands he also trained the bands at Elmira, New Hamburg, St Jacobs, and Baden, Ont. After a Toronto engagement by the Berlin band Saturday Night commented, 'Of all the bands which visit Toronto, except professional bands, it is the best.' Poor health forced Zeller to resign in 1913.
Author Edward B. Moogk
The Canadian Encyclopedia © 2005 Historica Foundation of Canada


 
Noah Zeller
 
33638 Philip Zeller, "was born August 2nd, 1818. He was married, February 28th, 1848, to Sarah Schiedel who was born December 22nd, 1826. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm where they still reside, about a mile or so south of Breslau. To them was born a family of seven children".1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Philip Zeller
 
33639 Philip Zeller, "was born September 19th, 1863. He is married to Mary Riener. They reside on the old homestead where he is engaged in farming. To them are born five children".1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Philip Zeller
 
33640 Phoebe Zeller, "was born February 28th, 1825. She was married to Henry Huff. They resided at Petoskey, Michigan, where she died January 2nd, 1886. No information pertaining to their family."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Phoebe Zeller
 
33641 Phoebe Zeller, "was born November 29th, 1854. She is married to Jacob Dezzler, a farmer. They reside about one-half mile from her father's home. Their family consists of three children".1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Phoebe Zeller
 
33642 Rachel Zeller, "was born August 20th, 1865. She is married to Charles Brandon. They reside near Galt and have a family of three children".1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rachel Zeller
 
33643 Sarah Zeller "was born March 9th, 1856. She is married to Daniel Souder. They reside on the old "Joe Witmer Farm" one mile north of Preston. Their family is as follows"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Zeller
 
33644 Simeon Zeller "was born November 23rd, 1869. He is a chemist and druggist and has his place of business at Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. He is not married."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Simeon Zeller
 
33645 Susannah Zeller "was born September 24th, 1850. She is home and unmarried."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Zeller
 
33646 Susannah Zeller, "was born November 14th, 1861. She is married to Milo Clemens. They reside at Rochester, New York. To them were born three children, namely..., and a son whose name was not received"1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Zeller
 
33647 Walter P. Zeller

Walter Zeller was hard-working, smart and above all, an optimist. He had to be. After all, who but an optimist would embark on a new retail enterprise in 1931, when the world was still pulling itself out of a depression? In a letter to associates over 20 years later, he explained his motivation: "It was my conviction that endowed with immense natural resources and a courageous and hard-working population, Canada was bound to emerge into a period of prosperity." He was right and Zellers Limited profited right along with the nation.
The story of Walter Zeller and the formation of Zellers is a fairly straightforward one, but no less interesting for that. Walter Philip Zeller was born on October 21, 1890 on the farm in Waterloo County, Ontario that his great-grandfather had purchased shortly after arriving in Canada from Germany. He remained on the farm until his family moved to nearby Berlin (now Kitchener) where he attended high school and worked as a delivery boy. Realizing that he didn't want to move packages as a career he sampled a number of different positions over the next few years before he hit upon something he felt had great potential - retail.
In 1912 he began working for the F.W. Woolworth Company as a stock boy but soon progressed to other positions. In 1914 he made the move to Kresge's, where he made less money but felt that he could learn more. His job entailed a move to the United States but he was back in Canada working for the Metropolitan chain of stores by 1923. In 1926 the Company moved him back to the States, this time as General Sales Manager for New York.

Walter P. Zeller, n.d.
By 1928, Walter Zeller was ready to come home to Canada and be his own boss. He opened his own group of four stores in Ontario, operating in London, St. Catherines, Fort William and Guelph. His success was quickly noticed and the American firm Schulte-United Ltd. promptly bought him out. The story is that they weren't interested in obtaining the Canadian real estate, but in getting their hands on Mr. Zeller. The depression of 1929-30 took its toll on the retail industry however and Schulte-United went bankrupt. Rather than viewing this as a set-back, Zeller saw an opportunity. He bought back Schulte-United's Canadian properties, now numbering 14, closed 3 of them, and in 1932, Zeller's Limited opened once again.
What was the reason for the Company's success? As with most ventures, it was a combination of factors. Most important was Zeller's focus on popular-priced trade and an emphasis on bringing Fifth Avenue fashions to Main Street. Then there was choice of staff. Mr. Zeller had a knack for finding and keeping the best and the brightest, to the degree that Canadian Business Magazine commented on the attitude and ability of the staff from manager to sales clerk in an article in 1944. Walter Zeller himself attributed much of Zeller's success to his staff, stating that their morale was his company's best asset. While he may well have believed this, it seems obvious that he himself was the Company's greatest asset..
Descriptions of Walter Zeller frequently include the following adjectives: energetic, forthright, magnetic. His drive in life was once likened to that of a man on an escalator who is impatient to get to the top: rather than waiting to be carried to his destination, he still takes the steps 2 at a time. With all of this energy, he was frequently seen in the stores and always had time for those who worked for him. He wrote letters to associates and Christmas messages each year. In 1942 his message included a heart-felt tribute to "four of the gallant company of Zeller's Employees on Active Service" who had died, naming each of them. This must have been especially poignant as both of his sons were at the time enlisted in the war effort, with one already serving overseas.
Despite the active role he took in his business, he also had time for others. During the war he was Director-at-large of the National War Savings Committee and also served as a special advisor to the Chairman of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board. He was also heavily involved with the YMCA, serving as their Montreal Director, and with the Kiwanis Club, which he served as Montreal President and Governor of the Quebec-Ontario-Maritimes District.

With all of these responsibilities, Zeller also had time for his family. He married Nettie Lewis in 1912 and together they had 2 sons, C. Edward, named for Walter's brother, and Warren.
In accordance with Company policy Walter Zeller retired in 1955 at the age of 65. He died in 1957 and was buried in Montreal where Zellers head offices were located and where he had been living for some time. His influence remains however, especially in the region of his birth. There is a memorial window in the Church of the Good Shepherd in Kitchener, Ontario dedicated to him and in 2000, the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest coin, worth $2 during the Oktoberfest festivities, bore his likeness. And, of course, his name still graces stores and shopping bags all over Canada.

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From the Wall of Fame website
Walter P. Zeller, who became the founder of a great chain of stores, Zeller's Ltd., began his career as a delivery boy, sweeping floors and washing windows. His pioneer grandfather settled on a farm near Breslau, in 1831. The family's great interest in the pioneers of this County led the Zeller Family Foundation to provide funds to assist in the development of Doon Pioneer Village.
Zeller's personal success with Zeller's Ltd., came after a period of training with other department stores.

He gave generously of his time in an executive capacity to a large number of community, provincial and national enterprises, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club, the Canadian Osteopathic Aid Society, the Shawbridge Boys' Farm and Training School and the YMCA. He also served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of National War Services and Chairman of the National War Savings Campaign


 
Walter Philip Zeller
 
33648 Walter Philip Zeller
 
33649 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_P._Zeller Walter Philip Zeller
 
33650 http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/history/people/builders/zeller.asp Walter Philip Zeller
 
33651 ZEMEK, David C.

We never know when those closest to us will no longer be there to share in our lives. David Zemek, 26, left our lives, May 3. Those who knew David always saw a positive, carefree person. He always looked for the positive in any difficult situation. Keeping his philosophy alive, he would want us to find a message in his death...to lean on friends and family first, before doing anything rash. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (tonight) Friday, May 5, 1995, from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Bill Gallagher at St. John's On The Hill United Church, 241 Cedar St., Cambridge Saturday, May 6, 1995, at 1 o'clock. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 5 May 1995 pg A9 
David C. Zemek
 
33652 ZEMEK, Joseph C.

Joseph Zemek was born July 25, 1926, in Vlcnov, Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada, as a young man. He married Shirley L. Hass who predeceased him in January 1985. He retired from Clare Bros., in Cambridge. He is survived by three children, David who shared the home with him, Joe-Anne Burt of Aurora and Beverly Zemek of Elk Grove, Calif. and one grandchild, Kristina L. Burt. Cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service will be held on Friday, July 9, 1993, at 2.30 p.m., at Parklawn Cemetery, Section, 9A.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Jul 1993 pg A11 
Joseph C. Zemek
 
33653 LAWRENCE ZEPF 1921 - 2008 The family announces the peaceful passing of Lawrence Zepf, on May 24, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital, in his 86th year. Lawrence will be sadly missed by his 12 children, Nancy Fukudome (Yuichi), Paul (Mary), Joann Templeton (Robert), Pauline Friedrich (Herb), Larry (Debrah), William (Christine), Stephan (Linda), Frank (Karyn), Janet Clive (Lanny), James (Donna), Helen Hazlewood (Jerry) and Peter. He is proudly remembered by his 27 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, Ann in 2007; his parents, Lorenz and Katarina Zepf; brother, Christian and sister, Mary Schneider. He made life interesting for all. His courage, determination and zest for life were reflected in his outdoor activities and his creative talents and will be forever remembered. Visitation was held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Monday from 7-9 p.m. and will continue today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Parish prayers at 8:45 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, 173 Lourdes St. W., Waterloo on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Edward Sheridan as celebrant. Interment to follow in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. We would like to thank Yvette, along with Dr. Sehl and the 5th and 6th floor nurses at St. Mary's Hospital for their care and support. Donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and can be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Lawrence, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - May. 27, 2008  
Lawrence Zepf
 
33654 ZETTEL, Alfred

Funeral service was held Saturday in Castor, Alta., for Alfred M. Zettel, aged 73 years. He passed away May 25, 1977. Husband of Eunice Tucker; father of Anita (Mrs. Ron Baird) of Drayton Valley, Gary of Killam. Three brothers, three sisters, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. He was predeceased by one sister, Edythe.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Jun 1977 pg 37 
Alfred Matthew Zettel
 
33655 KELLY, Carol Anne (nee Zettel) March 20, 1947 - February 1, 2011 Carol died peacefully at home with her family by her side. Carol lived with pancreatic cancer for 2.5 years and like everything she did in life, she met death with dignity and grace. Carol leaves behind her husband, Gerald Kelly, her four children, Kristie (Edward), Katie (Eric), James (Laura), Jonny (Julie-Anne) and nine beautiful grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Bob Zettel (Helen) and a wonderfully supportive community of family, friends, and neighbours. Predeceased by her parents Hugo and Anna Zettel. Friends may call at the Ayr Chapel Wm. Kipp Funeral Home , 183 Northumberland St., Ayr, on Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament RC Church (305 Laurentian Dr., Kitchener) on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Ayr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts to the North Dumfries Community Health Centre 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 Feb 3 2011 
Carol Anne Zettel
 
33656 ZETTEL Hubert

At K-W Hospital. after a lengthy illness, on Monday. March 15, 1993, in his 82nd year. Loving husband of the former Agnes McGrath, who predeceased him in 1988. Beloved father of John and his wife Carol of Winnipeg. Patrick of Waterloo, Jim and his wife Patricia of Hanover and Mary of Richmond Hill. Lovingly remembered by his six grandchildren, John, Kaely and Benjamin of Winnipeg and James, Michael and Jessica of Hanover. Also sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, Albert Zettel of Kitchener, Olivia and William Dietrich of St. Agatha, Otto and Miriam Zettel of Wellesley, Mario and Roy Ferguson of Baden and Gertrude and William Omand of Wellesley. Predeceased by his parents and one brother, Rev. Wilfrid Zettel, C.R. Hubert was born in Wellesley in 1911 and was the oldest child of the late Henry Zettel and Caroline Zinger. Following his education at KCI and Stratford normal school he served overseas from 1942 to 1946 with the 28th Field Regiment of the Canadian Army. A longtime resident of Cambridge. he was employed for over 30 years at Babcock and Wilcox Canada retiring in 1976. He was a member of St. Clement's RC Church (Cambridge). A past member of the Knights of Columbus and served as a trustee of the former Preston Separate School Board. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, March 17 (today), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, March 18, 1993, at 10 a.m., with Father Leonard P. Cullaton officiating. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Mar 1993 pg A13 
Hubert John Zettel
 
33657 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hugo Zettel
 
33658 Jerome A. Zettel - Jerome A. Zettel, 59 Arnold St., died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. He was 63. Born in Kitchener April 10, 1904, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zettel. He was an employee of E. and E. Seegmiller Ltd. and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, and the Bridgeport Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Fries; three sons, Paul, Ronald and Dennis, all of Kitchener; a daughter, Shirley Zettel of Kitchener; and a sister, Mrs. Gordon (Kathleen) Kramp of Kitchener. He was predeceased by two sisters. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 pm by rev. R.W. Huras, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in (article cut off here)

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Jerome Albert Zettel
 
33659 A-1-6 Charles Zettel: Translated from German original, by C. Enslin, Registrar and Notary Public.

Property Bequest : Charles Zettel, dwelling in New Little Germany, in the presence of witnesses, Joseph Scharbach and George Wiest, appointed as foremen, Andrew Zettel and Felix Schuhmaker, likewise dwelling in New Little Germany. Charles Zettel with free and unconstrained will, with full and right understanding ordained how his property after the death of Charles Zettel shall be divided and taken possession as:

1) The whole land, with buildings thereon, to son, George Zettel for the sum of Twelve Hundred Dollars, "against which he has to receive on the said sum the third part as heir himself, and has thus the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars to pay to his two sisters, namely Anne and Mary Zettel without interest in the following terms.

2) Since the land is leased for seven years, at which time son George reaches maturity, the bequest can only come into power when the lease runs out. "Hence, George has to step forward in this matter as proprietor."

3) George Zettel has after expiration of the seven years, to pay the half of the inheritance, namely four hundred dollars in four yearly terms, to his sisters Ann and Mary Zettel.

4) The other half, namely the other four-hundred dollars, George Zettel has to pay only after the demise of both the parents, namely at the time when G. Zettel has not to give anymore the Third from the land, payable likewise in four annual installments without interest to his aforesaid sisters, but if it should happen that both parents are demised before the first installments, then payment of the second half will only take place after the first one has run out.

5) The single sister Mary has the right in the house in which George Zettel dwells, and this in a separate room which may be heated, which she can consider as her property, and in case the house be destroyed by fire or in some other way, then George Zettel is under all circumstances indebted for her to create a dwelling in a similar manner on this land, otherwise Mary Zettel has to lay no claim to anything in regard to provisions and nursing.

6) George Zettel is to give as long as any one of the parents, as well as both are alive, the third of all the produce of the land, in summer all grain and grass, the half of the Veitchen Garden have likewise Charles Zettel and spouse to claim as property, 2 cows, 4 sheep, 4 geese, the third part of the hens eggs to receive likewise has the right to keep, besides yet two hogs, like the aforesaid two cows, four sheep, four geese, to keep on the land as well as in the summers in the pasturage like also their place for hay and the stabling. So also is George Zettel indebted to deliver to his parents annually ten cords of good hard firewood.

7) What concerns sister Mary, she will by marrying become defunded in regard to the dwelling. As soon as Mary doth marry, she has nothing more to seek nor to claim.

8) Further it is remarked that all the loose house furniture without exception are to be the property of Mrs. Gertrude Lobshuss, and nobody has to make any claim thereon.

9) The threshing machine on hand must remain on the land after the demise of C. Zettel comes into inheritance, but George Zettel is to have it.

Witnessed by Joseph Sharbach and George Wiest
Will dated 31` July 1852

Will proved, approved and insinuated on the 10th May 1853,
Inventory rendered £112/17/0

"Translated from the original German as faithfully and literally as the incorrect style thereof would admit, by me, C. Enslin, Notary Public."1a

1aWills of Waterloo County Register A 1853-1871, transcribed by Frances Hoffman 
Karl Zettel
 
33660 ZETTEL, Kenneth George - On Monday August 21, 2006 at the St.Catharines General Hospital in his 82nd year. Loving husband of his "best gal Sal" Sally (nee White). Caring father of Susan Fraser (Jim) of Wasaga Beach, Michael (Wendy) of Mississauga, Doug (Mary) of Toronto, Mary Ellen Zettel (Scott) of Brampton, and Stephen of St.Catharines. Poppa of Andrew, Erin, Natalie, Megan, Cara, Katie, Michael, Jordan, Matthew, Shelby, Martin and Anna. Predeceased by his sister Jean and brothers Don, Paul and George. Ken was born in Kitchener in 1925 to Edward and Olive. Ken spent many years with B.F Goodrich, eventually rising to National Sales Manager. He later became owner of Niagara Rubber Supply of St.Catharines, creating thriving business it is today. He was well respected by both customers and employees. Ken's sense of humour was enjoyed by both his golf and curling buddies.. Proud to have broken 90 once! Ken loved jazz and big band music, as well as radio comedy and C.B.C. Radio. He was a loyal member of Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Port Dalhousie. Special thanks to Dr.Dennis Whitty who never gave up on Ken. Thanks also to Pat and her fellow nurses for all their good care. At Ken's request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton St. Memorial donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Association of Ontario or Star of the Sea Church Building Fund in Ken's honour.1a

1aNewspaper unknown 
Kenneth George Zettel
 
33661 Marcella Zettel Wilhelm Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Harry (1980). Loving mother of Helen Wilhelm of Breslau, Charlene Schell (Tom) of Guelph, Jim Wilhelm (Sally) of Breslau and the late Jerome (2006). Dear grandmother of Mary Ann Blythe (Steve), Sarah Jackett (Chris), Amy Schell, Jane Schell, Jeremy Wilhelm and Lindsay Wilhelm. Great-grandmother of Jeff Blythe (Robin), Katelyn and Cameron Blythe, Lauren, Olivia and Benjamin Jacket. Great-great grandmother of Marcella Blythe. Predeceased by parents Anthony and Catherine (nee Brohman) Zettel, brothers Alex, Sylvester, Alfred and Anthony and sisters Loretta Kloepher , Edyth Zettel, Laura Zettel. During her lifetime in the Maryhill area Marcella was a member of the St. Boniface C.W.L and the Bloomingdale Womens Insitute. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid hockey and baseball fan and enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening and welcomed all visitors to the farm. Funeral Mass at St. Boniface R.C. Church, Maryhill, Fr. Ronald Voisin officiating. Interment St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill.1a

1aThe Record 20 Feb 2008 
Marcella Elizabeth Zettel
 
33662 FERGUSON, Marie Edna (nee Zettel)-Peacefully at Nithview Community, New Hamburg on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Marie in her 95th year was born in Wellesley and is the daughter of the late Henry Zettel and the late Caroline (nee Zinger). Beloved wife of Roy G. Ferguson (2005) for 60 years. Loving mother of Carol and Jack Bontaine, Donna and Craig Watterworth, Doug and Laurene Ferguson, Jim and Brenda Ferguson, Pat and Rudy Hiebert, Bill and Linda Ferguson, Bob and Viv Ferguson, Ron and Joan Ferguson, Keith and Lori Ferguson, David and Ann Ferguson. Dear grandmother of 31 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Will be sadly missed by her sister Gertrude (Trudy) Omand as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Hubert Zettel, Albert Zettel, Father Wilfred Zettel, Otto (Skip) Zettel and her sister Olive Dietrich. Friends may call at the FUTHER-FRANKLIN FUNERAL HOME, 1172 Henry Street, Wellesley, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers at 8:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Catholic Church, St. Agatha, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. Father Daniel Lobsinger officiating. Spring interment at St. Agatha Cemetery. If desired, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com Maria Edna Zettel
 
33663 ZETTEL, Mary Catherine

Peacefully, after an eleven-year struggle with early onset Alzheimer's disease, fought with great courage, openness and quiet dignity, surrounded by the love of her family, in her 64th year, at McCormick Home in London, on Friday, February 17, 2017. Much loved sister of Jack and his wife Carol of London, Patrick of Waterloo and Jim and his wife Patricia of Hanover and loving aunt to John Zettel and Hema Varghese and their children Maia and Jackson; Kaely Zettel and Will Hazell and their children Alexis and Xavier; Ben Zettel; Fr. Jim Zettel; Michael Zettel and Nicole Vassalo and their son, Brock and Jessica and Brad Antaya, and their daughters Miriam and Abigail. Predeceased by her parents; Hubert and Agnes (nee McGrath) Zettel. Born and raised in Cambridge (Preston), and a graduate of the Recreation program at Seneca College, Mary was an avid athlete who spent most of her adult life working as a sports administrator, coach, and mentor both at Seneca College and at Centennial College in Toronto. Over the course of her long career, she served as Varsity Co-ordinator for the athletic program at Seneca College, Manager of Intercollegiate Athletics at Centennial College, Athletic Director at Centennial College and treasurer, vice-president and president of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association executive. Her work in enhancing the effectiveness of sports administration and in furthering the aspirations of young athletes was frequently recognized by her peers, most recently with her induction in 2005 into the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Hall of Fame and with the establishment in 2008 of the Mary Zettel Athletic Scholarship at Centennial College. She was an exceptionally hard worker, a tireless team player for whom no task was too arduous or too menial, a warm and loving daughter, sister, and aunt, and a loyal, caring and compassionate friend to the many people, young and old, whom she welcomed into her life both before and after the onset of her illness. Though confronted in her final years by the very difficult challenges of a terrible disease, she remained positive, hopeful, and completely true to her own character, reaching out to help others by volunteering for as long as she could in the Alzheimer Outreach Services day program at McCormick Home, participating in clinical studies for new Alzheimer drugs and therapies, maintaining close contact with family, friends and former colleagues and keeping the demons at bay by continuing her involvement in sports and recreational activities. Mary's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to McCormick Home in London and especially its staff in Memory Lane, Maple Grove and Alzheimer Outreach Services and to the staff of Horizon Place in London. The loving care provided by the wonderful staff in both these facilities gave continued support and comfort to Mary and much solace to her family during the final years of her illness. We would also like to thank Mary's many friends whose visits from afar over the course of several years were a source of real joy to Mary at all stages of her disease. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge (519-653-3251) on Tuesday, February 21st from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Clement's Catholic Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 10am. Burial at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 21 Feb 2017 
Mary Catherine Zettel
 
33664 ZETTEL, Olive

Of Kitchener, peacefully at Trinity Village Care Centre, on Thursday, Dec. 14, 1995, age 92 years. She was a former member of St. Mary's RC Church and a former longtime employee of Electrohome. Sister of Agnes Fehrenbach of Kitchener. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Catherine and John Zettel, as well as sisters, Esther Zettel, Edna Kessig and Mary Burns; also one brother, Louis Zettel, Sr. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. after which transfer will be made to St. Mary's RC Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Father Bernie Hayes, CR., officiating. Interment Kitchener Mount Hope Cemetery.

The Record 14 Dec 1995 pg A9 
Olivia "Olive" Zettel
 
33665 Lived with Charles Mosser Peter Zettel
 
33666 Brought to Her Final Rest

The late widow, Theresia Scharbach, who died on Thursday in New Germany, attained a fine age. She was born April 2, 1816 in Waldorf near Rottenburg on the Neckar in Württemberg and came to Canada with her parents in 1839. They settled in New Germany, where her father, Lukas Zettel, ran the first inn there. In 1838, she married Joseph Scharbach, who died 7 years ago. One child was born of the marriage, the wife of Edward Halter, by whom Mrs. Scharbach, spent the evening of her life and enjoyed the best care.

Her funeral took place on Saturday, with a large attendance. The local pastor, Very Rev. St. Fôrster, spoke words of consolation for the bereaved and of praise for the deceased, who, throughout her entire life performed works of charity for the church, as well as for the poor and the sick. After the burial, a solemn funeral mass took place in the church, celebrated by Very Rev. P.W. Klôpfer, assisted by Very Rev. P.A. Weiler and Very Rev. St. Förster.1a

1aBerliner Journal 2 Aug 1900 pg 4 col. 4 Translated by Patricia J. Kauk 2 June 2006 for the Kitchener Public Library 
Theresia Zettel
 
33667 Johann Fenner, 48 farmer, from, Gross H. Hessen, going to Up Canada
Catherine 49
Catherine 15
Johann 13
Heinrich 9
F. August 7
Maria 5
Dorothea 3 
Catherine Zeulauf
 
33668 Mrs. Elizabeth B. Heibein

On Friday morning last, an aged and respected resident of Elmira passed away in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Heibein, relict, of the late Henry Heibein, aged 86 years and seven months. Mrs. Heibein had been ill for some months and was confined to her bed for some time. For the past 24 years she had been a resident of Elmira and previous to that time she resided for 43 years with her husband on their farm in the Township of Woolwich. Mr. Heibein passed away four years ago. Surviving her are the family of eleven children, namely, Mrs. William Goodwin, of Guelph; Mrs. Elizabeth H. Paul, Lansing, Mich., Mrs. George Steurnagel, Ann Arbor, Mich., Selma, California; Mrs. Charles Solley, Selma, California; Mrs. E. W. Jones, George and Harry, all of Ann Arbor, Mich., Alexander, of Vancouver; Charles and John of Elora, and Eleanor at home. She also leaves twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren, besides one sister and three brothers, the latter being Mrs. Charles Paul of Ann Harbor, Mich., Charles Zick of Kitchener, George Zick of Grass Lake, Mich., and Charles Zick of Escanaba, Mich.

The funeral, on Monday afternoon from her late home on Water Street to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, was very largely attended. Rev. F. Malinsky conducted the services and the pall-bearers were Messrs. George, Harry and Charles Heibein and Fred Seigner, E. W. Jones and W. Goodwin. The remains were interred in the Elmira cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 5 Mar 1931

__________________________

ANN ARBOR PEOPLE AT THIS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY


The home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heibein on Water street was a happy place when they celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage. Nearly all the family were present to participate in the happy event. Mr. Heibein was born in Meklenburg Schwerin, Germany, and Mrs. Heibein was born in Wellesley village. They were married on January 19, 1864, and 12 children are living. One daughter passed away a few years ago. The children living are Mrs. W. Goodwin, Guelph, Ont; Mrs. R.S. Paul, Lansing, Mich; Mrs. George Steurnagel, Mrs. E.W. Jones and Messrs. George and Harry Heibein, of Ann Arbor, Mrs. Charles Solley, Vancouver, B.C.; Alex Heibein Saskatchewan; Fred, Charles and Nora and John Elmira. Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Eifert were present at the ceremony, Rev. Mr. Eifert performing the ceremony. Mrs. Casper Hergott(sic), sister of Mrs. Heibein, who was bridesmaid 50 years ago, was also present. Mr. Heibein is 72 years of age and Mrs. Heibein is 69 years. Eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren have come to complete the family circle. Mrs. Charles Schnierle, who died September 27th, 1911, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Heibein. About 50 people were present from outside points, the people who went from Ann Arbor being Mrs. George Steurenagel, Mr. and Mrs. George Heibein, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heibein and daughter Ethel, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Jones and Ruth and Paul Jones. The dining room was decorated in white and gold. After the ceremony the married couple and guests sat down to a sumptuous wedding dinner. The bride and groom were presented with many handsome gifts, among which was a purse of gold from their children. Mr. and Mrs. Heibein are both hale and hearty.2a


2aElmira Signet Jan 22 1914 pg 2
 
Elizabeth Barbara Zick
 
33669 Former Waterloo Resident Dies in Detroit

Wm. ZICK , Brother of Town Clerk N. A. Zick, Was Well Known in Twin-Cities.

A former well known and highly esteemed citizen in the person of William Philip Zick passed away at Detroit on Monday evening in his 61st year. He had been in ill health for some months. His wife predeceased him four years. The funeral was held today (Thursday) from the residence, 13911 Steele St. The late William Zick was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Zick, of Kitchener, formerly of Waterloo. He was born and spent his early life in Waterloo and for many years was on the sales staff of the Bricker & Diebel dry goods store, at that time one of the largest stores in the Twin-Cities. Moving to Stratford thirty-five years ago, Mr. Zick conducted a retail business. He also was in business in Hamilton before movïng to Detroit where he spent some years, in the real estate business. Surviving are his parents, three sons and two grandsons, one sister, Bertha (Mrs. Emil 0. Ritz), Kitchener, three brothers, Edmund H. Zick, Buffalo, Homer Zick, of Dundas, and Norman A. Zick, town clerk and treasurer, Waterloo.

The Waterloo Chronicle 6 Feb 1936 pg 5 
Willliam Philip Zick
 
33670 Built in 1852 by Nicholas Zeiger a brickmaker it is a two story building made from brick. In 1978 is was listed in fair condition and one of the oldest remaining residences in Kitchener. Nicholaus Zieger
 
33671 Aaron Ziegler, "born May 5th, 1843, was married to Emeline Textor March 16th, 1876."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Aaron Ziegler
 
33672 Aaron Ziegler, "was born December 16th, 1829. On April 11th, 1854, he was married to Anna Rudy who was born October 14th, 1827, and died February 20th, 1862. After her decease he was again married to Esther Lichty who was born May 29th, 1839. They resided two miles south-west of Elmira where he died January 13th, 1885, leaving a family of twelve children:"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_______________________________

Petition by Sarah Ziegler - widow - to have George Clemens appointed guardian of Aaron Ziegler - Dated February 12, 1833

Sir Thomas Taylor Esquire, Judge of the Surrogate Court for the District of Gore.

The petition of Sarah Ziegler, Widow, of the late Jacob Ziegler of the Township of Waterloo, the County of Halton in the District of Gore, Yeoman, deceased. Humbly Swearth That you petitioner being now left a widow with an only child named Aaron Ziegler an infant under the age of four years and your petitioner for want of the English Language is not capable of managing her affairs and those of her said infant son. Your Petitioner therefore humbly request that your honour will be pleased to appoint George Clemens of Waterloo aforesaid, Gentleman, to be Guardian for my said infant son to manage his affairs and to do all other acts and things according to the statute in such case made and providing - and your petitioner as is duty bound will ever pray.

February 12, 1833 her mark Sarah Ziegler

witness: William Scollick

Hamilton 15th February 1835 Take notice that I George Clemens of Waterloo in the district of Gore, Yeoman, have applied to the Judge of the Surrogate Court of Gore to be appointed Guardian to the person and estate of Aaron Ziegler of Waterloo aforesaid an infant of the age of three years.

Signed George Clemens

Know all men by these presence that we George Clemens of Waterloo in the district of Gore, yeoman and Henry M Clemmer of the same place yeoman are jointly and severally held and jointly bound to Aaron Ziegler of Waterloo aforesaid an infant in the final sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of lawful money of Upper Canada for which payment to be well and faithfully made we bind ourselves and each of our heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presence sealed with our seals dated on this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three. This is a portion of Guardianship Papers signed by George Clemens.2a

2aOntario Archives, Surrogate Court Records, Wentworth County - 1833 -Microfilm 7-150 folio 196
 
Aaron Ziegler
 
33673 Aaron B. Ziegler, "is married and resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is engaged as a carriage painter. His family consisted of five children, of whom two are dead. Names of his wife and children were not received"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Aaron B. Ziegler
 
33674 Albert Ziegler, "is married to Emma Eby. They reside in Vancouver, B.C., where he is engaged in a varnish factory."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Albert Ziegler
 
33675 Alfred T. Ziegler

Born July 27, 1915, in Kitchener, Alfred T. Ziegler of Sun Valley, Calif., died Monday at his home after a long illness. He was 42. He was a son of Mrs. Frances Ziegler and the late George Ziegler. He was a member of the Lutheran church. Also surviving are his wife; two daughters, Barbara and Carolyn of Sun Valley; one son, Gary of Kitchener; two brothers, Gerard of London, Ont., and Leonard of Kitchener; and four sisters, Mrs. Ernst (Frieda) Arndt of Centreville, Mrs. George (Frances) Frederick and Mrs. Helena Dandeno of Hamilton and Mrs. Sylvester (Katherine) Fleischman of Kitchener. Two brothers, Harold and Victor, predeceased him. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at Vallhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Calif.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, July 9, 1958 
Alfred T. Ziegler
 
33676 Amiel moved to Saskatchewan. Amiel Ziegler
 
33677 Andrew Ziegler farmed at Lederach, PA and was a saddler as well. Rev. Andrew Ziegler
 
33678 Angeline Ziegler, "was married to Jacob M. Staebler. They resided in Berlin where she died March 11th, 1883."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

___________________________________

Mrs. Angeline Staebler, wife of J. M. Staebler of Berlin, died April 12, 1883; age, 33; survived by her husband and 2 children.2a

2aChristian Guardian 25 Apr 1883 pg 135 
Angeline Ziegler
 
33679 Lived with Joseph Klepper and family in 1852. Anna Ziegler
 
33680 ZIEGLER, Arthur Edward - In his 93rd year, passed away, peacefully, at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Facility, on August 11, 2008. Much loved Dad to Harold, Dorothy, Art Jr. (Chris), Arlene (Robin), Paul (Lynda), Sharon (Bob), Helen (Keith), Delton (Jayne), Marilyn (Vernon), Rae and Floyd (Patti). Father-in-law to Sheila and Ruby Ziegler and special friend to Erna Borch. Proud grandfather to 23 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law to Betty, Verna and Norma Ziegler, Leona Snyder and Caroline and Eileen Becker. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Pearl (1989); children, Ruth and Esther in infancy, Bruce (1998), Roy (2006); granddaughter, Kristin (2001) and son-in-law, Herbert Schiel (2005); sisters, Helen, Mabel Myrtle and brothers, Gordon, Herbert, Lloyd and Addison. Art was born on April 16, 1916 (a special birthday gift to his mother) and was the last surviving member of the children of Amelia and Aaron Ziegler. He lived a long, healthy life to which his family is extremely grateful. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Columbia Forest Long Term Care Facility for the wonderful care that they provided to Dad during the last 6 years, with very special thanks especially to Danuta for her professionalism, personal care, intuition and compassion, to Wendy (Dad's wishful travel companion), Gwen for her daily hug and kiss to Dad and Iris for her compassionate care of Dad. Thanks also to Jack Liddle and Pastors Nancy and Liz from St. Mark's Lutheran Church for attending to the spiritual needs of our Father. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener this evening (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held from the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment at Parkview Cemetery (Waterloo). Following the interment, a reception will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Mark's Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record, Kitchener, Ontario - Aug. 12, 2008
 
Arthur Edward Ziegler
 
33681 Barbara Ziegler, "born December 21st, 1847, was married to Leslie Hazlett April 7th, 1870. She died December 3rd, 1887."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Barbara Ziegler
 
33682 Barbara Ziegler, "was born January 21st, 1858. She is married to Aaron Martin, a farmer residing near Gorrie, Ontario. They have no family."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Barbara Ziegler
 
33683 Benjamin Ziegler, "is married to Maggie Pringle. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as a carriage builder."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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B. H. Ziegler, Carriage and Waggon Maker, King Street East - In reviewing the commercial and manufacturing industries of Berlin the fact is brought to light that there are many business houses that had been founded by the early settlers still in existence. Among the number and worthy of special notice is that of Mr. B.H. Ziegler, carriage manufacturer, of King Street East. This business was established over thirty-five years ago by Mr. E. Ziegler, father of the present proprietor, who conducted the same successfully for twenty years, and then his son having arrived at manhood's years, the father turned it over to him, although Mr. E. Ziegler is still actively engaged in the work. Mr. E. Ziegler has resided in Berlin over forty years, and was one of the first councillors when the place was incorporated as a village. He has also served on the School Board, and was at one time a Dominion License Commissioner. He is a gentleman highly honoured in the community for his many excellent qualities of head and heart. Mr. B.H. Ziegler, who has now conducted the business for the past fifteen years, makes all kinds of carriages, buggies, sleighs, wagons, carts and everything that comes under the head of carriage or wagon building. The premises occupied by him for the works are 30x50 feet in dimensions and two stories in height, where he gives employment to eight skilled workmen. Mr. Ziegler manufactures the carriage in its entirety, from iron and wood in the rough to the finished article. His trade extends throughout the Province of Ontario, and has been of late, and is, unexceptionally good. Mr. Ziegler is a practical workman, understanding every detail of his business and personally inspecting all work done in his establishment, thus guaranteeing to customers the utmost satisfaction.2a

2aIndustries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886 
Benjamin H. Ziegler
 
33684 Casper lived with Felix Schumacher in Waterloo Township in 1851. Caspar Ziegler
 
33685 Word was received here last Saturday from the House of Refuge at Berlin that Christian Ziegler, who at his own request had been taken to that institution more than a year ago, had died there. He was in his 64th year and leaves 3 brothers and three sisters.1a

1aElmira Signet May 15 1913 pg 3 
Christian Ziegler
 
33686 ZIEGLER, Clifford Edgar With heavy hearts, the family announces the death of Clifford Ziegler, at his home, on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, in his 83rd year. Dear father to Rick (Carol) of Kitchener, Paul (Pat) of Wellesley and Debbie (Jack) Hewitson of Allenford. Loving grandfather to Cara, Cayley, Jennifer and Michelle, survived by his sister Eleanor Lunow of Kitchener. Cliff is predeceased by his wife Betty June (nee Morphy) in 1974, his parents Jacob and Nellie (nee Haines), his daughter Yvonne in 1964 and by his dear friend Anne Hewitson in 1990. Special heartfelt thanks to Marie MacKillop for her friendship and kindness throughout the years and to the entire staff of the Radiation Department at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre for their loving care. Cliff was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 412 and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place, there will be no visitation. Celebration of the life of Clifford Ziegler will be held in the chapel of the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King St. W. on Friday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception and time of fellowship in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Private interment of cremated remains to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated. Visit Cliff's memorial and share condolences on-line at www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record Newspaper 2 Nov 2011 
Clifford Edgar Ziegler
 
33687 Cyrus Ziegler, "is married to Minnie Silverthorn. They reside in London, Ontario, where he is engaged in the dentistry business."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Cyrus Hallman Ziegler
 
33688 "Dilman Ziegler, who first took up his land in 1818, offered a substantial dwelling house, bank barn 65' by 45' a pump of excellent water at the door, and thriving young orchard of 40 to 50 bearing apple trees. This land is supplied with an excellent stream of water which never fails" (Canada Museum Weekly)1a

1aWaterloo Township Through Two Centuries, Elizabeth Bloomfield

This property was auctioned off by the sheriff 19 Dec 1837 to the highest bidder who was Dr. William Craigie for ten pounds. By that time Dilman was living in Hamilton, Ontario. 
Dillman Ziegler
 
33689 Dillman Ziegler, "was married but name of his wife was not ascertained. His family consisted of six children...Elizabeth, married to Gottshall Godschalk, Hester, married to Garret Godschalk, and Barbara, married to Jacob Godschalk. All of the last named family remained in Pennsylvania save Dillman(IV) who was born about the year 1781. He was married to Catherine Schwartz who was born in 1782, and after her decease he was again married to Elizabeth Clemmer. In 1816 he, with his first wife and family together with Joseph Bowman and family, Samuel Eby and family, and Joseph Clemmer, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near the village of Preston, on the farm now known as the old "Salyard Farm." Here they resided for quite a number of years. After he left the farm he resided in different places and finally settled in Hamilton, Ontario, where he died in 1848. To them was born a family of six children,.."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Dillman or Dielman Kolb Ziegler
 
33690 Dilman H. Ziegler, "is a miller by trade but owing to the effects of a stroke of paralysis he has been unable to follow his trade for some time. He resides with his parents in Berlin."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Dilman H. Ziegler
 
33691 Waterloo Public Library Digital Collection

Notes: The career of Elizabeth Ziegler, who was the first female principal in Waterloo County, was so long that three generations of some families were taught by her. When she died, her gravestone was inscribed simply: "Elizabeth Ziegler. She loved children."

She grew up in Kitchener, attending local schools before completing her teaching certificate at the Toronto Normal School when she was just sixteen. She taught for one year in Breslau and two years in Bloomingdale before she moved to Central School in Waterloo where she taught primary students.

She taught at Central and Alexandra schools in Waterloo and served as the first woman principal at Alexandra school when it was a four-room school.

She retired in 1930 at the age of seventy-four. In 1931 the Premier of Ontario George S. Henry opened the new Elizabeth Ziegler School on Moore Avenue in Waterloo. Elizabeth Ziegler died in 1942. 
Elizabeth Ziegler
 
33692 Bechtel, Elizabeth, daughter of Peter and Magdelan (Bauman) Ziegler, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., June 20, 1889; died at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, Ont., Dec. 21, 1972; aged 83 y. 6 m. 1 d. On Mar. 26, 1919, she was married to Milton A. Bechtel, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Elton, Orville, Roy, and Lester), 12 grandchildren, and one brother (Noah). A daughter (Hilda) and 2 brothers (Sylvester and Cyrenius) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Wanner Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 24, in charge of Herbert Schultz and Robert Johnson; interment in the Wanner Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 5 - January 30, 1973

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BECHTEL, Mrs. Milton A. (Elizabeth) \emdash At the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, on Thursday, Dec. 21, 1972, after a brief illness, Elizabeth Ziegler, of 800 Frederick St., Kitchener, age 84 year,. born in Woolwich Township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ziegler; a resident of Kitchener for the past 15 years and formerly along with her husband, farmed at Kossuth for many years; a member of Wanner Mennonite Church; a member of the Ladies Aid of First Mennonite Church and formerly a member of the Wanner Mennonite Friendship Circle. Wife of, Milton Bechtel; mother of Elton, Orville and Lester all of Route 2, Preston and Roy of Winnipeg Man.; sister of Noah Ziegler of Route 1. Elmira and the late Sylvester and Cyrenius; 12 grandchildren also survive. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St, W., Kitchener, until noon on Sunday, when removal will be made to Wanner Mennonite Church, for the service at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Herbert Schultz officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Region 22 Dec 1972 
Elizabeth Ziegler
 
33693 Elizabeth Ziegler, "was born December 15th, 1811, and was married to Abraham Kolb who was born June 13th, 1806, and died April 14th, 1874. After his decease she was married to Jonas Wenger. They resided on the old "Jacob Clemens Farm" near Breslau. She died January 5th, 1896. See Abraham Kolb's family."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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WENGER - On the 5th of January 1896, at the home of her oldest son, Deacon J.Z. Kolb, near Berlin, Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. Jonas Wenger, aged 84 years, 5 days. Sister Wenger was born in the 31st of December 1811 near Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pa., and in the year 1816 she emigrated with her parents, Bro. and Sister Dilman and Kate (Schwartz) Ziegler to the then wilds of Upper Canada. On the 2nd of Nov. 1829 she was united in matrimony to Bro. Abraham Kolb who died in 1874. This union was blessed with four sons and three daughters, all of whom except one son are still living. In 1881 she was married to Bro. Jonas Wenger, who now survives her. She also leaves 44 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Sister Wenger was a devoted Christian and a faithful, zealous worker in the Mennonite church since her youth. She saw our congregations in Canada grow from their organization to the present time and always took deep interest in religious work. In homes where sickness and sorrow prevailed she was ever ready to render substantial aid and administer comfort, and when death came to her at last, after a long and busy life, she passed away peacefully and quietly, gathered as the shock of grain, fully ripened, into the heavenly Master's garner. Her remains were laid to rest on the 8th in the C. Eby cemetery, Berlin. Funeral services by Elias Weber at the house and by Noah Stauffer and Isaac Wambold at the meeting house.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, February 1, 1896 Pages 46 and 47
 
Elizabeth Ziegler
 
33694 Lizzie Ziegler, "is engaged as a teacher in the Waterloo Central School. She is not married."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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ELIZABETH ZIEGLER 1854-1942

Elizabeth Ziegler, daughter of Enoch Ziegler and Hannah Hallman, received her teaching certificate from the Toronto Normal School at the age of sixteen, and at that time was the youngest student to receive a certificate. It was signed by Dr. Egerton Ryerson, Ontario's first Minister of Education. She taught for fifty-eight years, one year in Breslau, two years in Bloomingdale and in Waterloo for fifty-five years in both Central School and later as principal of Alexandra School.

Premier G.S. Henry presided when the Elizabeth Ziegler School, Moore Avenue, Waterloo, was opened and named in honor of her on September 2, 1931. Mr. Henry said in part:

"This splendid building is a monument to the purpose, integrity and inspiration of a woman who has helped fashion the lives of the citizens of this community and has helped them to make the best use of their lives."

Ziegler was a vocalist of note for many years and was a church choir leader. She retired in 1930 and died in 1942.

Region of Waterloo Hall of Fame 
Elizabeth Ziegler
 
33695 Emanuel Ziegler, "was married to Matilda Zinn and after her decease he was again married but name of second wife was not received. At present he resides at Wellsburg, Erie County, Pennsylvania. To him were born nine children".1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Emanuel Ziegler
 
33696 Emanuel Ziegler, "is married to Harriet Niel. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged in manufacturing brushes. To them were born the following children".1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Emanuel Bingeman Ziegler
 
33697 Bergen, Mrs. Robert W. (Emma) - Passed away peacefully, at K-W Hospital, on Thursday, March 20, 1986, the former Emma Ziegler, age 85 years, of Kitchener. Beloved wife of Robert W. Bergen; dear mother of Walter and his wife Charlotte; loving grandmother of Robert and William. Predeceased by her brother, Calvin. Mrs. Bergen was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Friday, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, on Sunday at 3 p.m., Rev. Wilf Myra will conduct the service. Internment Waterloo Mount Hope cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, March 20, 1986 
Emma Florence Ziegler
 
33698 1854-56, 1869-70, 1879, 1885, 1887 Enoch Ziegler
 
33699 Enoch Ziegler, "the youngest in the family, was born March 2nd, 1822. He was married to Hannah Hallman who was born November 3rd, 1824. The first two years after their marriage they resided in North Dumfries Township, at Mr. Solomon Gehman's. In 1846 they moved to Berlin where they have resided ever since. He is a carriage builder by trade. His family consists of ten children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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ZIEGLER - On the 22d of Nov. 1897, in Berlin, Ont. of the results of lagrippe and pleurisy, Enoch Ziegler, in the 76th year of his age. He was born near Preston, Waterloo Co., Ont., March 2d, 1822. His father, Dilman Ziegler, emigrated from Montgomery Co., Pa., a few years earlier. Deceased was married to Hannah Hallman in 1844. In 1846 they moved to Berlin, where they have since resided. He leaves a family of six sons and three daughters, a large number of grandchildren and other relatives to mourn his departure. Buried on the 23d. The funeral services were conducted by Pre. Henderson in English and Pre. McNally in German. The funeral was very largely attended. Deceased was the last of a large family of children who figured prominently in the earlier history and development of the old "German Tract" in Waterloo Co., Ont.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 24, December 15, 1897 - Page 379, 380

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B. H. Ziegler,
Carriage and Waggon Maker, King Street East - In reviewing the commercial and manufacturing industries of Berlin the fact is brought to light that there are many business houses that had been founded by the early settlers still in existence. Among the number and worthy of special notice is that of Mr. B.H. Ziegler, carriage manufacturer, of King Street East. This business was established over thirty-five years ago by Mr. E. Ziegler, father of the present proprietor, who conducted the same successfully for twenty years, and then his son having arrived at manhood's years, the father turned it over to him, although Mr. E. Ziegler is still actively engaged in the work. Mr. E. Ziegler has resided in Berlin over forty years, and was one of the first councillors when the place was incorporated as a village. He has also served on the School Board, and was at one time a Dominion License Commissioner. He is a gentleman highly honoured in the community for his many excellent qualities of head and heart. Mr. B.H. Ziegler, who has now conducted the business for the past fifteen years, makes all kinds of carriages, buggies, sleighs, wagons, carts and everything that comes under the head of carriage or wagon building. The premises occupied by him for the works are 30x50 feet in dimensions and two stories in height, where he gives employment to eight skilled workmen. Mr. Ziegler manufactures the carriage in its entirety, from iron and wood in the rough to the finished article. His trade extends throughout the Province of Ontario, and has been of late, and is, unexceptionally good. Mr. Ziegler is a practical workman, understanding every detail of his business and personally inspecting all work done in his establishment, thus guaranteeing to customers the utmost satisfaction.3a

3aIndustries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886 
Enoch Ziegler
 
33700 original picture in Waterloo Historical Society's Collection Enoch Ziegler
 
33701 ZIGLER.-On January 22nd, in Waterloo tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister Esther Zigler, wife of the late Jacob Detwiler. Born in Montgomery Co., Pa., aged 88 years and 2 months. Buried on the 25th at Dumfries (Hallman's) Meeting house. Funeral sermon by Noah Stauffer and John McNelly from Phil. 1:21; Hebrew 11: and part of verse 5.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 4 - Feb. 15, 1883 - pp 60,61

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In 1881 Esther or Hittie was living with her son John in Waterloo Co., 
Esther Ziegler
 
33702 Ezra L. Ziegler, "was born November 16th, 1875. He is a cabinet maker and is at present engaged in the shops of the Berlin Piano and Organ Company."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Mr. E. L. Ziegler, the popular traveller for the Canada Furniture Manufacturers (Limited), was born on a farm near Elmira. He has, however, lived many years in Elmira, where he received the greater part of his education. He represents the Wiarton Furniture Factory, the Wiarton Table Factory and two Snyder Furniture Factories of Waterloo. He is known as a hustler, is well liked by his patrons and wherever he goes orders are very apt to follow.2a

2aEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

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Ezra married in Moncton, New Brunswick 
Ezra L. Ziegler
 
33703 ARNDT, Mrs. Ernst (Freda) -- On Wednesday, March 19, 1980, at her home, 85 Graystone Ave., Kitchener, the former Freda Ziegler, in her 80th year. Dear mother of Albert, Walter, Donald, Kenneth, and James, all of Kitchener, Ruth (Mrs. Kenneth Bauman) of Elmira, Katherine and Rose, both of Kitchener; sister of Mrs. Francis Frederick of Ottawa and Leonard Ziegler of Kitchener. Also survived by 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Ernst in 1961; two sons, David and How- ard in infancy; four brothers, Harold, Gerald, Alfred and Victor and two sisters, Helena and Katherine.She was a member of The Church of God. Friends may call at the Ratz- Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener. Funeral service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Arndt will conduct the service. Interment Woodland cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shown by donations to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan or the Ontario Heart Foundation. Freda Louisa Ziegler
 
33704 Suddenly, at the home of his brother. George Ziegler
 
33705 George Henry Ziegler devoted his life to the musical development of his community. He graduated from the University of Toronto and the Toronto Conservatory of Music.

He was a flautist with the 29th Regiment Band, the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He was organist and choirmaster at St. Peter's Church, St. Andrew's Church and at Trinity United from 1917-1950.

Founder of the Berlin Conservatory of Music in 1913, he retired as principal in 1974. He organized the Kitchener-Waterloo branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher's Association and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, which he directed. He was leader of the 29th Regiment Band of the Scots Fusiliers of Canada, and of the Kitchener Musical Society Band for forty-one years. He organized the Kitchener Ladies' Band and the first Kitchener Boys' Band.

Ziegler served on the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, and on the board of the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame 
George Henry Ziegler
 
33706 George L. Ziegler, "was born March 28th, 1883. He is attending school."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
George Lichty Ziegler
 
33707 George lived as a boarder with his brother. George Lichty Ziegler
 
33708 Name also referred to as "George Michael" by others.1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
George Michael Ziegler
 
33709 Hannah Ziegler, "is married to Allan Kaufman. They reside at Brantford, Ontario.."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hannah Ziegler
 
33710 ZIEGLER, Harry W. -- Of 725 Rose St., Cambridge (Preston) at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, September 8, 1976, Harry W. Ziegler, beloved husband of Minnie Ball and dear father of Norman of Preston, Karen (Mrs. Glen Risk) of Kitchener; also survived by two grandchildren; one sister, Roseline (Mrs. Guy Anger) of Preston, in his 63rd year. Mr. Ziegler was born and lived all his life in Preston, employed with Screen Print Limited, Brantford. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church; a member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 121; he served in the Second World War. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge. Private funeral service will be conducted Friday. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Sep 1976 
Harry W. Ziegler
 
33711 ZIEGLER, Harry W. -- Of 725 Rose St., Cambridge (Preston) at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, September 8, 1976, Harry W. Ziegler, beloved husband of Minnie Ball and dear father of Norman of Preston, Karen (Mrs. Glen Risk) of Kitchener; also survived by two grandchildren; one sister, Roseline (Mrs. Guy Anger) of Preston, in his 63rd year. Mr. Ziegler was born and lived all his life in Preston, employed with Screen Print Limited, Brantford. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church; a member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 121; he served in the Second World War. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge. Private funeral service will be conducted Friday. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Sep 1976 
Harry William Ziegler
 
33712 Helen Ziegler, "was married to Benjamin S. Eby who died February 23rd, 1881, and after his decease she was again married to John R. Eden. They reside in Berlin. She has no family."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Helen Ziegler
 
33713 Henry L. Ziegler, "was born June 23rd, 1879. He is at home."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry L. Ziegler
 
33714 Isaac Ziegler, "was first married to Josephene Christ and after her decease to Ann Ford. They reside in Laurenceburg, Indiana, where he is engaged in the coffee mills. His family consists of two sons"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Isaac Ziegler
 
33715 ZIEGLER, IVAN E.

At the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, on Saturday, June 10, 1972, after a lengthy illness, Ivan Edward Ziegler, of 163 Lydia St., age 73 years. A Twin City resident all his life and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ziegler, husband of Hilda M. Paepke and father of Elaine (Mrs. Clifford McLellan) and Gordon E. Ziegler of Kitchener; brother of Norman Ziegler and the late Mrs. Luella Wagner. A member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and formerly employed at the B.F. Goodrich Company Limited, for 39 years. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener. Funeral service in the chapel, Tuesday at 3 p.m., with Rev. F. W Zinck, officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jun 1972 pg 23 
Ivan Edward Ziegler
 
33716 Jacob R. Ziegler, "was born April 10th, 1856. He is married to Catherine Koenig. They reside in Bruce County, near Chippewa Hill, where he is engaged in farming. Their family is as follows,"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jacob R. Ziegler
 
33717 Jacob Ziegler, "the eldest in the family, was married to Sarah Clemmer. He died many years ago, leaving one son"1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Surrogate Office Gore

Dielman Ziegler of Dundas in the district of Gore, tavern keeper, solemnly affirmth and said that Jacob Ziegler late of Waterloo in the district of Gore, Yeoman, died on or about the tenth day of January without having made no past or will or testament as this affirmant believes and leaving him surviving this affirmant his father, Sarah Ziegler his widow and Aaron Ziegler his own son an infant of the age of two years or thereabouts and this affirmant further affirms that and saith that the said Sarah Ziegler has declined taking out letters of administration to the effects of the said Jacob Ziegler and her requested this deponent to do the same. Affirmed before me at Hamilton this 25th day January 1832

Signed Tho TaylorSigned Dielman Ziegler 
Jacob Swartz Ziegler
 
33718 John B. Ziegler, "is married to Rosa Corpley. They reside in Kansas City, Kansas, where he is engaged in the carriage works."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby


John in 1880 lived in Columbus, Ohio apparently living with a Catholic priest and 12 nuns. 
John B. Ziegler
 
33719 John Ziegler, "is married to Fannie Date. They reside at Grand Forks, North Dakota, where he is engaged in wagon building."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John H. Ziegler
 
33720 John L. Ziegler, "was born October 11th, 1865. He is married to Christina Gimmer. They reside in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged as a moulder in the foundry. Their family consists of two children".1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Widely Known Resident Passes Away was prominient in musical circles for many years

prominent in musical circles in the city, John L. Ziegler died at his residence, 48 Delhi Street, in his seventy-first year, on Sunday, following a short illness. Mr. Ziegler had not been well since last spring, when he was seriously ill with a heart condition. Mr. Ziegler was born in Waterloo township, near Waterloo. He came to Guelph about thirty-four years ago and had lived here since that time. From the time he came to Guelph until it united with Chalmers Church, he was a member of the choir of Trinity Church. lie continued to sing in the choir of the United Church. Mr. Ziegler was a former member of the Guelph Musical Society Band, in which he played in up to eight years ago.2a

2aGuelph Mercury 21 Jul 1936 
John L. Ziegler
 
33721 Jonas Ziegler, "born December 26th, 1835, was married to Catherine Schaeffer December 23rd, 1858."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jonas Ziegler
 
33722 ZIEGLER Ken H. - Peacefully, after a brief illness, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital. Ken was in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Agnes (nee Colombo) for 63 years. Loving father of Jim (Donna Hartman) and Bob (Jennie). Predeceased by his daughter, Sharon Betker-Ziegler (1970). Sadly missed by grandchildren, Ryan (Helena Kleinsasser), and Susan. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Marjorie McKechnie. Ken was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the Navy on a Corvette, also the founder of Ziegler-Brown Insurance and Real Estate Ltd. working in the K-W area for many years. Friends will be received at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West, Kitchener, on Sunday, March 16, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Aloysisus RC Church, 11 Traynor Avenue, Kitchener, on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 10 a.m. Interment Woodland cemetery. Reception will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre following interment. Memorial donations may be made to Hamilton General Hospital or St. Mary's Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.1a

1aThe Record - Mar. 15, 2008 
Ken H. Ziegler
 
33723 LLOYD E. ZIEGLER

Lloyd E. Ziegler, of 85 Elgin St. S., Apt. 15, died Saturday, at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital. He was 65. Born in Kitchener, he was a resident of Cambridge, for more than 60 years. He was an employee of Savage Shoe Company, before his retirement, seven years ago. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorcas Robbins; a sister Marjorie (Mrs. Donald) MacDonald, of Wasaga Beach, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. N., where funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 28 Mar 1977 
Lloyd Eugene Ziegler
 
33724 ZIEGLER, Lloyd Herman -- Suddenly, at 222 Madison Avenue, Kitchener, on Saturday, April 3, 1976, Lloyd Herman Ziegler, in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Irene Hooker; dear father of Robert, Linda, Donna, Diane and Paul, all of Fergus, Donald of Listowel; loved grandfather of six grandchildren; son of Ida Ziegler of Orillia and the late Herman Ziegler; dear brother of Floyd of Orillia, Roy of Durham, Grace (Mrs. George Miller) of London, Ont., Gladys (Mrs. James Athinson) of Acton and Nellie (Mrs. Clifford Holt) of Kitchener. Predeceased by Edward. Resting at the John Thompson and Son Funeral Home, 160 St. David St. N., Fergus, where funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment Belsyde Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Apr 1976 
Lloyd Herman Ziegler
 
33725 Snyder.- Lovina Ziegler, 79, Waterloo, Ont., died July 23 of a stroke. Survivors: husband, Wayne; children Donald, Marilyn, Richard, June Gingrich; four grandchildren. Burial: July 25 at St. Jacobs, Ont., by Anna Hemmendinger and Barb Smith-Morrison.1a

1aTheMennonite, September 1, 1998, pages 13-14, Vol. 1, No. 27. 
Lovina M. Ziegler
 
33726 Lucetta Ziegler, "born April 1st, 1838, was married to Jacob Hooping February 7th, 1857."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Lucetta Ziegler
 
33727 Lydia Ann Ziegler, "is married to James Ford, a merchant. They reside in Kansas City, U.S. Their family is as follows"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Lydia Ann Ziegler
 
33728 Magdalena Ziegler, "born September 30th, 1833, was married to Daniel Friedler January 1st, 1851."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Ziegler
 
33729 ZIEGLER, Mallard Charles

Passed away, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, February 17, 2007, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Annie; loving father of Joan (Steve) Orobko and the late Gerald (Gregg) Ziegler; dear grandfather of Kimberly, Ronald, Paul, Philip, and Andrea. Dear great-grandfather of Rebbecca, Garett, Karl, Daniel and Thomas; dear brother of Wade Ziegler. Also survived by his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mallard's family will receive friends at St. James' Anglican Church, 520 Ellis Road, from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, with a funeral service to follow, at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at Trinity Cemetery. www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com

Cambridge Times 2007 
Mallard Charles Ziegler
 
33730 WITTIG, Mrs. John V. (Marie) - At the K-W Hospital on Friday, Sept. 14, 1973, after a lengthy illness, Marie Anna Ziegler, of 81 Forest Hill Drive, Kitchener, age 61 years, born in Kitchener, a daughter of Mrs. Christina Ziegler of Kitchener and the late Henry Ziegler who predeceased her in 1962; a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities, a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and the Kiwani-queens; wife of John V. Wittig; mother of Maryan (Mrs. James Lynch) of Kitchener, Karen (Mrs. Anthony Wren) of London, Linda (Mrs. David Jolliffe) of Windsor and Jane at home; sister of Robert Ziegler, Elizabeth (Mrs. Frederick Strome) and Florence (Mrs. Bruce Redpath) all of Kitchener and Margaret (Mrs. William Loker) of Willowdale; grandmother of Jeffrey Wren and Tyrone and Maureen Lynch. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener, after noon on Sunday. A private committal service will be held at the funeral home on Monday followed by a memorial service at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. F.W. Zink officiating. Interment Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Sep 1973 pg 25 
Maria Anna Ziegler
 
33731 Maria Melissa Ziegler, "died, aged about 9 months."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Maria Melissa Ziegler
 
33732 MRS. EDWARD (MARTHA) HARTUNG

At the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge (Preston), on Wednesday, July 21, 1976, after a lengthy illness, Martha Katherine Ziegler, a resident of Heidelberg for many years, aged 92 years. Mrs. Hartung was born in Heidelberg, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ziegler and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelburg. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 1944, a brother, Harry Ziegler, three sisters, Mrs. Clara Settler, Mrs. Lydia Roeder and Elsie Ziegler. Surviving are a daughter Hilda (Mrs. Floyd Goodwin) of Route 1, Waterloo; three sons, Harvey of Kitchener, Albert of Route 3, Wellesley, and Donald of Waterloo. A brother, Herman Ziegler of Heidelberg, 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m tonight until noon on Sunday when removal will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Erbsville, for the service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Frank Manz officiating. Interment in St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery, Heidelberg. Donations to the building fund of St. Peter's Lutheran Church may be made as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Jul 1976 
Martha F. Ziegler
 
33733 1851 - Mary Ziegler was staying with Jonas Weaver. Mary Ziegler
 
33734 Mary Ziegler, "born June 4th 1830, was married to Peter Nisbett September 22nd, 1845."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Ziegler
 
33735 Menno L. Ziegler, "was born May 1st, 1873. He is a miller by trade and is engaged in the Elmira Roller Flour Mills. He has his home with his mother who resides in Elmira."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Menno L. Ziegler
 
33736 Michael Ziegler, "The Zieglers were of the earliest settlers of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The old pioneer, Michael Ziegler, a native of Switzerland, was born probably as early as 1680 if not earlier. During the beginning of the eighteenth century, probably in 1707, he emigrated to America and settled in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where we find that he was, in 1734, taxed for one hundred acres of land. We have no means of ascertaining the name of his wife nor names of his children. So much we know that one of his sons, Andrew, was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Dillman and Elizabeth Kolb, and resided near Skippack, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he was the possessor of a large tract of land. His family consisted of four children... and Elizabeth who was married to Abraham Detweiler."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Michael Ziegler
 
33737 Moses Ziegler, "born February 26th, 1853, was married to Susannah King January 7th, 1880."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Moses Ziegler
 
33738 Moses L. Ziegler, "was born September 10th, 1868. He is unmarried and has his home with Levi Lichty near Waterloo."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Moses L. Ziegler
 
33739 Nancy Ziegler, " born August 14th, 1845, was married to Robert Crooks April 15th, 1865."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Nancy Ziegler
 
33740 Nancy Ziegler, "the second in the family, was born February 1st, 1810, and died October 14th, 1872. She was married to Samuel Fried."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Nancy Ziegler
 
33741 Noah Ziegler, "was born November 15th, 1815, and was married to Catherine Bingeman who was born December 21st, 1819. He died in Indiana, U.S., September 19th, 1893. She is residing in Berlin with one of her children. Their family consisted of nine children"1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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From Der Deutsche Canadier, January 31, 1851

An Excuse.

As I see my name enrolled in the Conviction List for the charge of assault and battery I will endeavor to lay before the Public the nature of the charge, and let the People judge for themselves. We have a set of unruly Children in this place; fighting, playing ball, hollering and screaming, running up and down the Streets was carried on at such a rate that a person could hardly go the streets peaceable. I would frequently talk to them and also tell their parents it seemed to have no effect whatever. What shall we do, shall we go to law in such a case, I am sure we have plenty of that in Berlin; no, I took the liberty to give them a good whipping, and the reason I done so, was, because my own was with the lot - Now if this is just and that a man shall be charged for assault and battery, in such a case I will say no more; but I shall always say, and maintain, that I had done right, if we go to law with our Children in such a case. It is very easy to judge what the consequence will be, but we have so much law in this place that they will send a crazy man to Jail for taking up an Ax, yes and cuff his ears besides.

NOAH ZIEGLER 
Noah Ziegler
 
33742 Noah B. Ziegler, "is unmarried. It is not known where he resides at present."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Noah B. Ziegler
 
33743 Orlando Ziegler, "is married to Lottie Schultz. They reside in Toronto where he is engaged in the dentistry business."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Orlando Ziegler
 
33744 In 1915 the house on the corner of Nelson and Burrard, 1001 Burrard, Vancouver, was owned by T. Harvie, who made repairs the year before (although the street directory records the occupant as Thomas Harvey). 1003 Burrard was occupied by the First Baptist Church (who had the church on the other side of Nelson Street). 1005 Burrard was the home of Oscar P Ziegler, a violin teacher. A group known as the 'Spare Time Symphony' conducted by Oscar Ziegler, was playing in the city in 1915 but was disbanded after his death ca 1919.1a

1ahttp://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/tag/daniel-mcintyre/

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Oscar composed the "Hermie March" in honour of C. A. Quirmbach.

___________________________

Mr. Oscar P. Ziegler, a pupil of Mrs. Drechsler Adamson, played two movements from Bruch's Violin Concerto, op. 26, with the orchestra. He proved himself a violinist of exceptional gift.2a

2aThe Converatory Bi-Monthly 
Oscar Philip Ziegler
 
33745 Rebecca Ziegler, "is unmarried and when in Berlin she resides with her parents."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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It may be of interest to some of the older generation to read the names of local citizens of talent appearing in the concert programs of that era. In the eighties we find the following: Misses Weaver, Devitt, Fielding, Lamonte, Sherk, Boehmer, Harrison, Mrs. M. B. Clemens, and Messrs. H. Devitt, Noah Zeller (clarionette), Henry Hymmen, A. Breithaupt, J. Appel, PL Reinhardt, R. Chamberlain. Miss Amy Jaffray, a local soprano with considerable vocal training under Toronto teachers, sang on June 28th, 1888, in an "Academy Concert" in the Town Hall, under the direction of Theo Zoellner. Coming down into the nineties, we find Mr. Zoellner's two talented daughters, Margaret (violinist) and Emma (piano, voice, harp, flautist, xylophone), appearing with increasing frequency on his programs. Vocally, other participants were Misses Clara Specker, C. Riener, and Messrs. C. Riener, J. Hensius, Julius Zeller (flautist), Charles Ruby; as organist, Miss Anna Bean, and pianist, Miss Emma Specker. Of professional rank, two sopranos of more than local reputation took part on separate occasions in Mr. Zoellner's production of the Oratorios, namely our home born artists, the late Mrs. A. T. Boles (Detta Ziegler) and Mrs. A. B. Pollock (Racie Boehmer). Both studied in Toronto and later finished under New York teachers.

From: RANDOM NOTES ON MUSIC OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BERLIN, ONTARIO H, L. Staebler

_____________________


Mrs. Detta Z. BolesThe death of Mrs. Detta Z. Boles, 81, of 46 Elgin St., Waterloo, widow of the late Judge Arthur T. Boles, occurred at her residence early today. Born at Kitchener, Nov. 10, 1865, she was the daughter of the late Enoch Ziegler and Hannah Hallman. Her husband predeceased her in 1942. She attended the First Churchof Christ Scientist. Survivnig are one son, Thomas, of Ottawa; two daughters, Mrs. Bailey Currin of Aylmer and Mrs. Douglas B. Hall of Toronto. The remains are resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, wherethe funeral service will be held, Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe.

Kitchener Daily Record 10 Dec 1946 pg 19 
Rebecca E. "Detta" Ziegler
 
33746 ANGER, Rosanne

Formerly of Cambridge, passed away peacefully, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, on Monday, Aug. 9, 1993, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Guy Anger (1992). Dear mother of Bill and his wife Linda, Tom and his wife Margaret both of Cambridge, Shirley and her husband David Deemert of Utterson, Ont., Marilyn and her husband Bruce DeBrusk of Cambridge and Susan and her husband Randy Jackson of Waterloo. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Rose was born in Cambridge (Preston) and was a lifelong resident of the area. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1993, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Aug 1993 pg A9 
Rosaline M. Ziegler
 
33747 Miss Rose Ziegler, 86, died Friday at her home, 24 Alma St., after a brief illness. Born in Heidelberg, Ontario, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ziegler, she lived most of her life in Detroit but for the past eight years had been living here with her sister, Mrs. Louise Schaefer, who died two months ago. A member of Peace Lutheran Church, Detroit, Miss Ziegler is survived by a brother, Louis Ziegler of Brandon, Manitoba. Six sisters and four brothers predeceased her. The body is at the Ratz-Bethel Funeral Home until noon Sunday when removal will be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg, where services will be conducted at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Rev. Paul Brouse, pastor of St. Peter's Church, Heidelberg, assisted by Rev. Dr. John Schneider of Kitchener, will officiate and interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery there.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Nov 1956 pg 7 
Rosina "Rose" Ziegler
 
33748 Ruth Barbara Ziegler, of Toronto, daughter of Mr. David Ziegler, Elmira, tragically came to her death on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, as the result of being struck by a motor car the previous night. Returning home on foot from a Toronto dance hall, Miss Ziegler who lived at 41 Indian Road, was struck and fatally injured, and her escorts Dudley and Cebert Binet, brothers, of the same address, were both injured by a motor car driven by Chas. Chousky. The girl's skull was fractured. She was picked up, bleeding and unconscious, and taken in a passing motor car to St. Joseph's Hospital, where she died of cerebral hemorrhage [sic]. Durley [sic] Binet suffered shoulder injuries. He was also taken to hospital. His brother escaped with a shaking up. Charles Chousky, of 188 Markham street, was arrested Monday morning by Constable Westover on a charge of criminal negligence.

Tells Story of Crash
Dudley will recover from the accident. His brother said: "Dudley, Ruth and I left the dance hall about 11:45 p.m. and were proceeding south to get a street car home. I was walking well over to the west side of the road. Ruth was in the centre, and Dudley on the outside. We were all linked arm in arm. When about 200 feet from the dance hall, without any warning at all, a Chevrolet touring car came from behind and struck Dudley and Ruth, while I was left standing on my feet. "Dudley was thrown about ten feet, while Ruth was knocked into the embankment on the side of the road. The car proceeded about 30 feet and stopped. Dudley's clothes were torn off. "I rushed towards the girl, who was nearest to me, picked her up and placed her head on my knees. She was bleeding badly about the head, and all she said was, 'What's the matter?'

Six in Death Car
"There were six passengers in the Chevrolet car, two of whom came back and picked up Dudley, who was unconscious, and two assisted me with Ruth. They were placed in the car and rushed to the hospital. "The driver of the car seemed to be pretty well shaken up, and said that he did not see us on account of the glaring headlights on a taxi which was going north. One of the other passengers drove the car to the hospital, and the driver, along with two of his passengers, followed in the taxi to the hospital." As the unfortunate girl had only been living two weeks at Indian Road, the Binet family were uncertain of her father's address, and word of the accident did not reach Elmira until Sunday morning. Because of this delay the father, David Ziegler, brother, Andrew Ziegler, and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Witter reached the hospital too late to see her alive.

Born in Elmira
The late Miss Ziegler was born in Elmira and attended the public and high schools here. She then graduated from the Canada Business College, Kitchener, and for the past five years has been employed in the office of Dr. Beaumont, a lawyer, in Toronto. She is survived by her father (her mother having passed away only a year ago), two brothers, Addison of Kitchener, and Andrew, of Elmira, and five sisters, Florence (Mrs. L.W. Koser), Winnipeg; Clara (Mrs. George Evers), Guelph; Minnie (Mrs. Clayton Witter), Kitchener; Thelma (Mrs. Charles Halliday), Winnipeg, and Verna (Mrs. Walter Sutton), Kitchener. The funeral service, which was held on Wednesday afternoon from the home of Mr. Andrew Ziegler, to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, was largely attended.1a

1aNewspaper Unknown 
Ruth Barbara Ziegler
 
33749 Sarah Ziegler, "was born October 27th, 1859. She is married to Solomon Lichty."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Ziegler
 
33750 Sarah Ziegler, "is married to Abram Sherk. They reside in Victoria, B.C., where he is engaged in the grocery business."1a

1aThe Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Ann Ziegler
 
33751 Mr. Sylvester Ziegler, 82, of Floradale, died in Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Tuesday, Nov. 16, after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ziegler. He was born April 3, 1883, and was a member of the Floradale Mennonite Church. He blacksmithed until his retirement in 1955. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jane Shoemaker; one daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Florence) Stickney, RR #2, Drayton; two grandchildren; one brother, Noah, RR #1, Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Milton (Elizabeth) Bechtel, of Kitchener; one son and two brothers predeceased him. The remains are at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor until Thursday noon, when removal will be made to his home in Floradale until Friday at 11 a.m. when removal will be made to the Mennonite Church for funeral services at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Gerald Good will officiate.

Elmira Signet Nov 17 1965 pg 4 
Sylvester B. Ziegler
 
33752 Thomas lived for one hour. Thomas Ziegler
 
33753 SUTTON, Mrs. Verina M.

At St. Mary's Hospital, on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1975, after a brief illness, the former Verina Margareta Ziegler, aged 76 years, of 103 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener. A lifelong resident of the area; a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the Friendship Circle of the church and the Jolly Oldsters. Mother of Mrs. Audrey Dahmer of Kitchener; sister of Mrs. Minnie Witter of Kitchener, Mrs. Thelma Wille of St. Pauls, Mrs. Clara Evers of Fergus; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, where the funeral and committal service will be held on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. with Rev. V. Cronmiller, officiating. Interment in Waterloo Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Dec 1975 pg 33 
Verina Margareta Ziegler
 
33754 ZIEGLER, Walter R. -- At K-W Hospital, on Saturday, July 2, 1977, Walter Roy Ziegler, age 65 years, of 106 Edwin St., Kitchener. Mr. Ziegler was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club. He was a former employee of Uniroyal Ltd. and Industrial Bearing and Supplies Ltd. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ziegler. Survived by his wife, the former Elaine Davidson; father of Gerald of Kitchener, Mrs. Robert (Carol) Freiburger of Waterloo, Mrs. Daniel (Judy) Macdonald of Arthur; brother of Eldon of Hanover, Edward and Carl of Kitchener, Mrs. Melburn (Eileen) Uhrig of Hanover, Mrs. Alma McFarlane of Kitchener, Mrs. William (Marie) Spiegelberg of Windsor. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by one brother. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. until noon on Tuesday, then to St. John's Lutheran Chapel for the funeral service at 2 p.m., Rev. A. L. Conrad. Interment in Woodland cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Jul 1977 
Walter Roy Ziegler
 
33755 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

Description: Black and white studio portrait photograph, mounted on a mat, of Wheeler Milton F. Ziegler of Elmira, Ontario, in uniform.
Notes: Wheeler Milton F. Ziegler of Elmira, Ontario, was killed in action in Flanders, Belgium on 28 October 1916. 
Wheeler Milton Frederick Ziegler
 
33756 Mr. Ziegler is scarcely 30 years old and has already buried 2 wives. William Ziegler
 
33757 ZIELENIUK, Joseph

On Saturday, August 26th., 1995, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 71st year. Beloved brother of Konstanty Zieleniuk and his wife Angela also loved by his niece, Senia MacDonald. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Monday), from 7 - 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clements R.C. Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, on Tuesday, August 29th., 1995, at 10:00 a.m., with Father P. Sherlock, Celebrant. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1995 
Joseph Zieleniuk
 
33758 ZIELENIUK, Konstanty

Passed away peacefully, at Pioneer Care Centre, Kitchener, on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Angela Bak and loving father of Senia MacDonald of Cambridge and his grandchildren, Mathew, James and Nicholas MacDonald. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Clementine Zieleniuk. Konstanty was born on April 13, 1923, in Poland and has been a resident of Cambridge, since 1950. A member of St. Mary's Ukranian Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000 (today) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held from St. Mary's Ukranian Catholic Church, 582 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery. Panakhyda Services will be held at the funeral home, today (Tuesday) at 7 p.m.

The Record 10 Oct 2000 pg B6 
Konstanty Zieleniuk
 
33759 ZIEMAN, Albert A.

At the K-W Hospital, on Saturday, May 16, 1981, Albert Arthur Zieman, aged 54 years, of 51 David St., Kitchener. Brother of Sidney of Cambridge (P), Ruth (Mrs. Arthur Dear) of St. Thomas, Katharine (Mrs. Harold Harper) of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Walter and Carl and one sister, Violet. A memorial service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Sunday, May, 24, at 2 p.m. with Captain Woodrow Hale officiating. Cremation has taken place, with interment Park Lawn cemetery, Cambridge (P).

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 May 1981 pg 35 
Albert Arthur Zieman
 
33760 SUTHERLAND, Sheila (Zieman)

Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Henderson General Hospital, Hamilton, in her 66th year. Survived by son Kevin Sheppard, best friend and companion Larry Pilgrim, brother; Terry Zieman (Bev), Sharon Memmott (Ed), Karen Bartlett (Walt), Linda Green (Jim), Bonnie George (Frank), Elaine King (Randy), Eleanor Cherry (George) and best friend; Bev Detweiler, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; Marjorie and Walter Zieman and husband Luke Sutherland. Special thank you to her nieces Marj and Tracy. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 3 p.m., from Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge. Cremation has taken place.

Cambridge Times 15 Apr 2010 
Sheila Darlene Zieman
 
33761 WALTER JOHN ZIEMAN

A lifetime resident of Cambridge, Walter John Zieman, 344 Garden St. died yesterday, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital. He was 61. Surviving are his wife Marjorie Sauder; son Terry of Alberta; seven daughters, Sheila (Mrs. Jane Shepherd) ; Sharon (Mrs. Edward Memmott) ; Karen (Mrs. D. Bernier ) ; Linda (Mrs. Jane Green) ; Bonnie (Mrs. Frank George) and Eleanor (Mrs. George Cherry) all of Cambridge and Elaine (Mrs. Randy King) Guelph. Also surviving are brothers, Sydney of Cambridge and Albert of Kitchener; sisters; Ruth (Mrs. Arthur Dear) of St. Thomas and Katherine (Mrs. Harold Harper) of Kitchener and 13 grandchildren. Mr. Zieman is resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd. Funeral service will be conducted, Saturday, at 11 a.m., with interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1979 
Walter John Zieman
 
33762 B. W. Ziemann, Preston, Dies At Age of 83

PRESTON, June 17— Respected citizen and former business man of Preston, Bernard William Ziemann, died at 11 o'clock last night at the home of his granddaughter, John Moores, Concession Road, Preston, at the age of 83 years. Mr. Zieman, known affectionately to many as "Barney" had been ailing for several months and seriously ill for three weeks. His activity in various phases of community life won him a host of friends. He was also active in business affairs and was an enthusiastic lodge worker and churchman.
SERVED ON COUNCIL
Mr Ziemann. who at one time acted as magistrate of Preston, had the distinction of having been a justice of peace under five sovereigns. A member of town council for some years, he was active on other civic bodies at various times, being an enthusiastic member of the Board of Trade and secretary for many years, while he was chairman of the relief board during depression years. He was established in business in Preston for many years as a tailor and in gents' furnishings, retiring in 1923. He was president of the Dominion and provincial branches of the Retail Merchants Association of Canada.
FUNERAL SATURDAY
He was a member of James Baptist Church, Hamilton. He was married in 1888 to Margaret Wilson Patton who predeceased him in 1928. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. P. Sharpe, of Toronto; two sons, Rev. P. P. W. Ziemann, of Hamilton, and K. W. Ziemann of Chippawa; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd., Funeral Home, Preston, where service will take place Saturday at 3:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Jun 1948 pg 7 
Bernard William "Barney" Ziemann
 
33763 Event Description: No Reason Given John Zilch
 
33764 Miss Addie Zilliax, a life-long resident of Elmira, died early Friday at her home, Church Street. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zilliax and a member of St. James' Lutheran Church. She had been in poor health for six years. Surviving are four brothers, John and Henry W. of Elmira, G. Roy of Gravenhurst and Charles W. of Durham, and one sister, Mrs. H. F. Schmidt of Kitchener. Private funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2.30 with the Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch, pastor of St. James' Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was in Elmira cemetery.1a

1a\bElmira Signet 2 May 1942 
Addie M. Zilliax
 
33765 HANOVER _ Charles William Zilliax, 66, of 320 Seventh Ave., Hanover, who retired as manager of the Royal Bank branch here in 1953, died today at his home after an illness of two months.Mr. Zilliax was born in Elmira Aug. 23, 1893, son of the late Henry Zilliax and Catherine Lein. He served the bank in many Ontario communities, including 13 years here.He was president of the Red Cross Society branch here, a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and secretary-treasurer of the local branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society. He was also a member of the Rotary Club. Mr. Zilliax is survived by his wife, the former Henrietta Louise Peine, whom he married June 28, 1937, at New Hamburg. He was predeceased by seven brothers and two sisters.The body will be at the Stahle Funeral Home here until Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., then at the Futher Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg, where the funeral will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. S. J. Wittig of Hanover officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Memorial Cemetery, New Hamburg.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record Jan 12 1959 pg 5 
Charles William Zilliax
 
33766 Zilliax Block Turnberry Street, Brussels, Ont. ( Built: 1891 )


In 1891, Christopher Zilliax built the brick building seen in photographs of this section of Turnberry Street. "Christopher Zilliax, of the Central Hotel, has let the contract for a two-storey brick building. It will be 18x42 feet with plate glass front and tar and gravel roof. D. Lowry has the stone and brickwork, lathing and plastering at $425. The carpenter work is not yet let. Contract is to be completed by Oct. 1st. Mr. Zilliax purchased half the brick wall from Jas. McGinnis, successor to George Baeker, and makes use of the same. James Ross has leased the new store for a grocery and will open out as soon as it is ready. The site is a good one."1a

1a Brussels Post Aug. 21, 1891 
Christopher Zilliax
 
33767 Destroyed by fire 1897-8. Henry Zilliax
 
33768 Harry W. Zilliax Passed Away Suddenly Monday

Was Lifelong Resident of Elmira and Prominent in its Activities for Many Years

Since Christmas, the late Mr. Harry Zilliax had been more or less confined to his home and he had not been feeling very well. News of his sudden passing shortly after noon on Monday was received by his large circle of friends as a distinct shock. While knowing he had not been well for some weeks they expected him out and around again shortly. The end came following an attack on Sunday followed by another on Monday, as for some time he had been subject to heart the late heart trouble.

The late Harry W. Zilliax, having lived all his life in Elmira, had a wide circle of friends, business relationships and was held in the highest esteem. Perhaps his outstanding characteristic was his meticulous attention to all duties which he performed and everything was done with precision and exact orderliness. During his forty years as secretary-treasurer of the Elmira and Woolwich Agricultural Society, this was more than exemplified. Forty years was a long period of service, yet the earnest attention and sincere purpose of his interest in the society, did much to make the society what it is today and its enviable financial position.

In private life he was for twenty-four years custom officer in Elmira, from the opening of the office in Elmira in 1912 until it was closed in 1936, he was in charge of the office Since then he has been a notary public and was closely allied with his son, Arthur H. Zilliax, barrister. An ardent and enthusiastic bowler for many years, he held offices in the club and here again he assisted the club to its present fine standing with club rooms and fine greens. He was a member of St. James' Lutheran church, one of its strongest supporters and a regular attendant. Born in Elmira, he was educated here and in Stratford, where he took a business course, the son of the late Henry Zilliax and Christina Lein. He was born on Nov. 7th, 1881.

He was married Sept. 10th, 1902, to Clara Eix, who survives him, with one son, Mayor Athur H. Zilliax and one daughter, Mrs. J. W. McQuibbban. One child died in infancy. There are three brothers, John, Elmira, Roy of Gravenhurst, and Charles of Durham; one sister, Mrs. Elmer Giller, Kitchener. There is one grandson, George Alexander McQuibban. One brother and one sister predeceased him. The funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon with a private service at the home, 6 William St., thence to St. James' Lutheran church for memorial service. Interment will be held in Elmira cemetery. Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch will officiate.1a

1aElmira Signet  
Henry Walter "Harry" Zilliax
 
33769 John Zilliax, Elmira, died suddenly on Tuesday, September 1, at the age of 75. A life long resident of the town, he was born on February 28, 1878, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zilliax. Surviving is one brother, Charles of Hanover. Five brothers and two sisters predeceased him. The body is at the Dreisiger Funeral Parlor where the service will be held in the chapel on Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm. Burial will be made in the Elmira Cemetery. Rev. E. F. Lange will officiate.1a

1aElmira Signet 
John Zilliax
 
33770 lived with John Gatschene Andrew Zillich
 
33771 Mrs. Johanna Wilhelm - Maryhill - Mrs. Johanna Wilhelm, 89, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold (Ida) Fromm, Maryhill, after a week's illness. The former Johanna Zimmer, she was born March 16, 1871, in Kitchener, daughter of the late Adam Zimmer and Catherine Knechtel. She was a member of St. Boniface RC Church. Her husband, Charles Wilhelm, died 10 years ago. Surviving are three sons, Edgar of Kitchener, Harry of Maryhill and Anthony of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. William (Grace) Kloepfer of Galt and Mrs. Fromm; a sister Mrs. Allen (Margaret) Knechtel of Kitchener; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Gruhn Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8:30 pm. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Wednesday at 9 am, followed by requiem high mass at St. Boniface Church at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Johanna Zimmer
 
33772 This was a woman that could never be replaced. She was a wife, mother and friend of everyone. She was born in Berlin, Ont., then went to Waterloo, Ont. She passed away in Kitchener, Ont. She was one of the nicest, best, good hearted, honest, hard working woman that was loyal to her husband and family. She was always ready to help anyone in need, brought up a family of 12 (one died early in life) and then myself, making the total still 12, through hard times and half of the children had Black Dyphtheria and not one died which was a miracle. She thought a lot of every child. I cannot say enough of the woman I call grandma. She took me in at the age of 4 and raised me after her son, my father died. She cured many babies of ills or the elderly. She was known as the family doctor. Several near that passed away she layed out, ready for the undertaker.

I cannot say how she did everything she had to do because it was endless. I know her soul will rest at peace and she will have a place for her Eternal Life. She has passed her emotions and goodwill to all her family.

The hardships were many, get up early in morning, ice on the kitchen water, light up kitchen stove (from wood stored in oven the night before) and get everone their breakfast as they arose. I peeled apples with the apple peeler and she would core them ready for drying on he screen set above the stove. The day was not long enough for her labours, baking bread (12 loaves at a time), washing clothes with the scrub board, and made soap. She came to Oshawa to my place and brought a child into the world and helped endless. She did so much for me.

Pages are not long enough to write the necessities of her life but when the final days of her life approached, she still never gave anyone a moment of ther feelings as she knew her life was fast coming to an end. She told Clara to help as she lay in bed downstairs in her bedroom to get her out of bed and ease the breathing, as her lungs were filling with fluid of what I guess was old people's pneumonia. She prayed for God not to save her but take her out of her hardship and give her Eternal Life. May she have it and be there to greet us one and all as we shop up. "Thy will be done Oh Lord"1a

1aWritten by Frank Hunter about his grandmother in September 1977. 
Louisa Lavina Zimmer
 
33773 1871 - Margaret Zimmer is in same household as John Harris. Margaret Zimmer
 
33774 Michael Zimmer: Last Will and Testament of Michael Zimmer, of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman.

…I Michael Zimmer, of the township of Waterloo, Yeoman, do make, constitute and publish these presents, dated the 26th December 1853, my Last Will and Testament, ordaining and directing concerning my worldly estate as follows ;

(1) I desire my hereinafter named Executors in due time and times to collecty, receive, demand and me[sic] for my outstanding debts, dues, notes and bonds, and also to pay and discharge in due times all the debts due and owing by me.

(2) My farm, consisting of the north half of Lot Number forty eight of the German Company Tract of the said Township of Waterloo, is to be carried on by my family unitedly as hitherto until it shall have been fully paid and freed from the incumberance resting thereon in favor of Christian Fray. After this be effected all my chattels and goods with the exceptions as hereinafter mentioned and provided shall be sold by public auction to the benefit of my estate, and then my eldest son Adam Zimmer is to have and take the farm, containing in the whole two hundred and twenty four acres - with exceptions for my second son Jacob as hereinafter provided at the price or payment and conditions as hereinafter mentioned, such exceptions to my son Jacob to contain about seventeen acres.

(3) My son Adam is to give and pay out of the said farm to my beloved widow Margareth annually her regular widow third and allow her and the younger children in the free indwelling in our present dwelling house, but in case that circumstances arise which cause her to desire a dwelling place apart for herself, my said son Adam Zimmer is to build one for her on this place, in a suitable situation and in suitable dimensions on his own sole expenses and costs, and which she shall and may inhabit as long as she shall and doth remain my widow, but ceasing to be such, she shall have no further claim therein and in case she intermarries again, her widow third shall be computed and such computed sum be paid over to her by my said son Adam Zimmer, and she thus pay off all her further claims in and against my estate.

(4) On my son Dadam Zimmer taking the farm as aforesaid, my beloved widow Margareth is to have and take as and for her own property for ever all and singular the house and kitchen furniture which she wants and doth desire to have, also two beds, bedding and bedsteads for herself and the younger children, also one cow, with the free run and pasturage and stabling on the place, along with the cattle of my son Adam. And my said son Adam is to have for his own property free out of my erstate, one span horses, one cow, one plough, one harrow, one wagon, one double horse harness, and one good fanning mill, and my half share in the threshing machine which I conjointly hold with Eli Clemens. And my son Jacob shall have and take out of my estate as his own property one horse and harness, one cow, one wagon, one plough and the old fanning mill. All the remainder of my chattels and goods is to be sold and the proceeds be laid up for my younger two children, and in case of need to be paid for and to them as occasions shall and may arise, and the balance thereof, each, his or her own share, be paid over to them when they do come on age, my daughter Louise Zimmer, when an age of twenty years, and my son Daniel Zimmer twenty one years old. My said son Adam Zimmer is further to pay out of the said place the sum of nine hundred dollars to my said two younger children, when they shall come on age…the first share to my daughter she being now about sixteen years old, and my said son Daniel being now about ten years old, is to receive his share after his said sister, but each of them shall receive her and his first installment of her or of his on their respective day of maturity, and from hence in yearly instalments, until the whole be paid, but without interedst until due, but in case either of them, or both, do die and depart life without leaving legal bodily issue, before she, or he, shall have received her or his respective share, in part of in full, then such unpaid portion and portions thereof shall fall back upon my estate, to be divided in equal shares amongst my surviving heirs, but the portion or portions which they, she or he actually had received, they may dispose of after their own mind and will, even if leaving no bodily issue and this shall be their respective portions out of my place.

(5) My said son Jacob Zimmer shall have as his own property for ever free out of my land and estate all the parcels of land and premises which belong to this said lot number forty eight, - first, that which were formerly occupied by Franz Kraft and his wife, containing five acres, situate on the north side of the road leading to the Township line of Waterloo and Wilmot, with house and stable thereon. Secondly that field of eight or nine acres on the south side of the said road, adjoining Eli Clemens, as it is fenced in, and thirdly that piece of cedar land or swamp, adjoining Jacob Clemens land, containing about three acres, and which is butted and bounded - described as follows, viz: Commence at Jacob Clemens' land, thence along the south side of the said road eastward as far as one rod (or twenty five links) beyond the spring going amongst as by the name of "Krafts' Spring" thence backwards from the road to the fence bordering this cedar swamp, thence along this fence to the land and fence of Jacob Clemens aforesaid, and then this fence along to the beginning and of which lands he is to give and pay annually to my said Widow the sum of five shillings in place and lieu of her widow dower…My said daughter Louise shall after my demise go and try to earn her bread herself, but all her wages she shall and may keep and use herself. My said son Daniel shall be put out to learn a trade after his own liking my Executors to bind him out to some tradesman to the best of his advantage and interest, after he shall have attained his sixteenth year, up to such age he is to remain with my widow, or my son Adam, and be held to industry and work according to his abilities, not to forget however sufficient schooling. As Executors to my estate I hereby constitute and make my beloved son Adam Zimmer and my trusty friend Jacob Zoeller, of the said Township of Waterloo, Yeoman.

Witnessed by Eli Clemens and Jacob Zimmer
Will date 26 Dec 1853
Proved and Insinuated 1st March 1854
No Inventory amount1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber. A-1-27 
Michael Zimmer
 
33775 A native of Altdorf near Neustadt-on-the-Hardt, Rhine-Bavaria, and was a former resident of St. Jacobs, Waterloo County, from whence he moved to Aldboro approximately 20 years ago. Johann Zimmerle
 
33776 On the morning of New Years' Day, a horse and cutter were stolen from Mr. John Zimmermaker, who resides at Erbsville, Waterloo Township. From threats which had been used towards Mr. Z., he suspected a man by the name of Henry Miller of the theft, and finding this person absent from the place, a search was immediately instigated. Mr. Z. Got some trace of the absconding party in Wilmot, and finally was informed at Mitchell, Perth County, by a hostler belonging to one of the Inns, that a person answering the description of Miller, with what appeared to be the lost horst and cutter in his possession, had passed through the village during the afternoon. Mr. Zimmermacker followed the trail thus hit upon as far as Bayfield, but here he was completely thrown out, and had to return to Berlin, where he left orders to secure Miller if he ever returned. On Thursday night Miller did return and was immediately arrested. On the following day the hostler was brought from Mitchell, and he immediately identified the man as the one whom he had seen passing Mitchell, as detailed above. H. S. Huber, Esq., J. P. Committed the prisoner for trail at the next assizes.1a

1a
Galt Reporter January 1857
 
John Zimmermacher
 
33777 Staying with Henry and Catherine Martin Andrew Zimmerman
 
33778 SUDDEN DEATH:- A very sudden death occurred at Haysville on Friday, when Mrs. Barbara, beloved wife of Mr. Frederick Weicker, became the victim of heart failure. She was preparing the noon-day meal when she dropped dead beside the stove. She leaves a sorrowing husband and family. Quite a number of local people attended the large funeral on Monday afternoon1a

1aTavistock Gazette, 7 May 1903 
Barbara Zimmerman
 
33779 SHANTZ, Beverly (Bev) Suddenly at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the age of 59 years. Bev Shantz (nee: Zimmerman) of Kitchener, dear wife and best friend of Dale Shantz. Loving mother of Tanya (Peter) Meyer and Kevin (Laura) Shantz. Dear daughter of Mildred and the late Carl Zimmerman of Kitchener, and beloved sister of Shirley (John) Houck. Dear aunt of Tim Houck, Kim Monk and Kerri Diggle and family. Bev was a legal assistant with Madorin and Snyder for over thirty years and she was all about family and friends and always willing to lend an ear and support. Bev's family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A celebration of Bev's life will be conducted at Country Hills Evangelical Missionary Church, 1280 Ottawa Street South at Fischer Hallman Road, on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeremy Schuart officiating. Reception to immediately follow at the church. Interment at Weber Mennonite Cemetery. Special thank you to St. Mary's Hospital - ICU Staff, Dr. Strban, Dr. Langridge and Nurses, Dianne, Sarah, Kathy and Jocelyn. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association and the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Bev's memorial.

 
Beverly Jean Zimmerman
 
33780 Catharine Zimmerman, "is married to Rev. Jacob Zimmerman. They reside at Mechanicsburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They have a large family but names of children were not received"1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catharine Zimmerman
 
33781 Christian Zimmerman, "is married to Mary Martin. They also reside in East Earl Township where he follows farming."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Christian Zimmerman
 
33782 He was a witness at his sister's marriage. Christian Manly Zimmerman
 
33783 1871 - Christine Zimmerman is staying with John L. Erb. Christine Zimmerman
 
33784 MRS. ED. SCHOTT

Erbsville, Feb. 13 -- The death occurred suddenly at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, late Friday night, of Mrs. Ed. Schott, of this place. Deceased had been ill for only a few days. She was a daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Zimmerman and was 40 years of age. Her husband survives with two daughters, Hilda and Eva, four sons, Irvin, Clifford, Howard and Harley all at home. One sister, Mrs. Milton Hehn of Kitchener, and five brothers, John Zimmerman, Waterloo, Norman and Harold Zimmerman, near Wellesley, Clayton and George of the Twin City, also survive. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence, one mile north of Erbsville, to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment will be made in the Erbsville cemetery. Rev. Mr. Lamack will be in charge of services.

Kitchener Daily Record 13 Feb 1932 pg 17 
Clara Isabella Zimmerman
 
33785 Elizabeth Zimmerman

Death Announcement - Berliner Journal, June 23, 1881

June 13, 1991 - Elizabeth Hochstettler, wife of Christian Hochstettler, née Zimmerman, died in Wilmot at age of 27 years and 8 days. 
Elisabeth Zimmerman
 
33786 OUR FAMILY BARNS \endash by Grayden SLOWINS:

The oldest barn still in existence in our family is that of my Mennonite relatives at Martindale, Lancaster County, PA. A stone barn built by Joseph & Elizabeth ZiMMERMAN WENGER in 1797, it has been well maintained and added to, and cows are still milked there every night & morning. Also teams of horses call it home, along with a black buggy, a John DEERE tractor with steel lugs, and a spring wagon painted John DEERE green & yellow. The "new" house, also of stone, was built in 1800 to replace the old structure Joseph was born in, in 1769. They were my great-great-great-great-grandparents. His sister Elizabeth ZIMMERMAN WENGER married his wife's brother Christian ZIMMERMAN, and when Elizabeth ZIMMERMAN WENGER was widowed, she sold he farm to Christian & Elizabeth WENGER ZIMMERMAN, so the current owners are doubly cousins to us.

The second oldest barn, on the nearby farm at Groffdale, PA, of our five times great-grandfather, Christian WENGER, who emigrated from Switzerland in 1727, was replaced "new" in 1811. It is also largely built of stone. The foundations of the old barn are nearby.

The third oldest barn is a little unpainted wood barn built for widow Elizabeth ZIMMERMAN WENGER when she moved with her family from Martindale, PA, to Martin's Corners, Waterloo Township, Ontario, in 1825. The stone house and white wood church are also still standing. 
Elizabeth Zimmerman
 
33787 Mrs. Sylvester Burmaster

PRESTON - Mrs. Sylvester Burmaster, 1250 Duke St.,Preston, died Sunday at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt.Mrs. Burmaster, was the former Elsie Zimmerman and was born in Beverley Township. She had lived all her life in Hespeler and area, until moving to Preston, in May, this year She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Besides her husband she is survived by her mother, Mrs Leslie Cutting, Galt; one son, Louis of RR.5, Galt; two daughters. Mrs. Frank (Marlene) Berardino, of Guelph and Carol at home, three brothers. Fred and Charles of Galt and Allan (Bud) of Grand Valley, Calif., six sisters, Mrs. Leslie (Mary) Lambe of Hespeler, Mrs. Allan (Margaret) Scherre andMrs James (Lillian) Pelz, both of Preston, Mrs. George(Isabel) Cooper of Galt, Mrs William (Doraine) McMurran of Galt and Mrs. Bruno (Jean) Fergin, Kitchener. The body will be at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, until Tuesday noon, when removal will be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, for service, at 2p.m. Interment will be in Preston Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Sep 1966 pg 23 
Elsie Alberta Zimmerman
 
33788 ZIMMERMAN, Florence Clara

At K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, June 2, 1997, age 81 years. Miss Zimmerman was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo and very active in the church, former longtime employee of Dominion Life (Manulife) and a frequent participant in lawn bowling. Daughter of the late Caroline and John Zimmerman. Predeceased by her brothers, Carl and Milton Zimmerman and a sister, Gertie Maurer. Survived by brother-in-law, Vernon Maurer of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Gloria Zimmerman of Ayr and Gladys Zimmerman of Waterloo; nieces and nephews, John, Joan, Jim, Wendy, Gordon, George, Bill and Mary; also 14 great-nieces and great-nephews and two great-great-nieces. Miss Zimmerman's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 king St. S., Waterloo, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Interment to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy..1a

1aThe Record 3 Jun 1997 
Florence Clara Zimmerman
 
33789 Henry Zimmermann, a respected citizen of Waterloo, died Thursday morning at 2:00 o'clock, after a long illness. He was born July 14, 1837 in Spechbach, Baden, Germany and came to this area in 1845 and settled near Bamberg. He carried on the carriage trade there and opened a business. In 1882 he acquired the Baumann house in Waterloo and in 1890, constructed the Zimmermann house on the same spot. He gained general respect through his pleasantness and honesty. He is survived by a sorrowing widow, a son and 10 daughters, of whom five are married. The burial took place on Saturday afternoon with a large attendance.1a

1aBerliner Journal 8 Sep 1898 pg 4 col. 4 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk January 28, 2005 for the Kitchener Public Library 
Heinrich "Henry" Zimmerman
 
33790 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Idessa Zimmerman
 
33791 1871 - Jacob Zimmerman is staying with John L. Erb. Jacob Zimmerman
 
33792 A former Waterloo building contractor, John Zimmerman, North St., died early today at the K-W Hospital at the age of 64. He had been ill a month. He retired four years ago from the contracting business. Born in Bamberg Sept. 3, 1887, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zimmerman. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo.
Surviving are his wife, the former Caroline Brown; two sons, Carl at home and Milton of Waterloo; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Florence) Aikens, Windsor, and Mrs. Vernon (Gertrude) Maurer, Elmira; one brother, Harold, Kitchener, and four grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Parish Hall, Waterloo, with Rev. A. L. Conrad, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, until Thursday at 1 p.m. then removal will be made to the parish hall. Friends are asked to pay their respects prior to the time of the funeral.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Feb 1952 
John Zimmerman
 
33793 John Zimmerman, "is married to Maria Kurtz and resides in Caernarvon Township, where he is engaged in farming. They have a family."1

1The Biograpical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John Zimmerman
 
33794 Levi Zimmerman, "is married to Phianna Martin. They reside in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County. He is a farmer."Caernarvon Township Levi Zimmerman
 
33795 1871 - Louise Zimmerman is staying with John L. Erb. Louise Zimmerman
 
33796 Died - The passed away at her home in East Zorra on Sunday, the 4th inst., Lydia, beloved wife of Mr. Isaac Hostetler, after a lingering illness, at the age of 59 years, 3 months and 10 days. Deceased was the eldest daughter of the late Christian Zimmerman and a sister of Mr. John Zimmerman of this town. She is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters. The children are: Mrs. John Hiller, New Hamburg; Mrs. John Hunsberger, Baden; Nelson, Yellow Grass, Sask.; Edwin, Berlin; and Oliver at home. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the 6th inst., from her late residence to Hostetler's cemetery, Snyder's Road, and was largely attended. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their aflication.1a

1aObituary - New Hamburg Independent, November 9, 1906 
Lydia Zimmerman
 
33797 1871 - Mary Zimmerman is staying with John L. Erb. Mary Zimmerman
 
33798 Mary Zimmerman, "was married to Rev. John Weaver. They resided at Wakarusa, Indiana, where they had a family but names of children were not received"Caernarvon Township Mary Zimmerman
 
33799 LAMB, Mary Irene

Of Shepherd Avenue, Cambridge, at her residence, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Leslie Lamb (1992). Lovingly remembered by her brother, Fred Zimmerman of Cambridge and her sisters, Margaret Schearer, Lillian Pelz, Isabelle Jones, Dorren McMurrin, all of Cambridge and Jean Fergin of Kitchener. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Hamilton and Margaret Zimmerman; her brothers, Charles and Allan and her sister, Elsie Burmaster. Mrs. Lamb was born in Beverley township and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She was employed at Canadian General Tower, for 22 years before she and her husband Les, owned and operated Lamb's Supertest Station in Cambridge (H) for 44 years. At Mrs. Lamb's request, no visitation or service will take place. Cremation.

The Record 20 Jan 1997 pg B3 
Mary Irene Zimmerman
 
33800 ZIMMERMAN, Oscar William -- At St. Mary's Hospital, on March 19, 1985, following a short illness Oscar William Zimmerman, formerly of Victoria Place, Kitchener, aged 88 years. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Lifelong member of Waterloo Lodge, No. 539, AF and AM. Life member of long service club of Mutual Life; employed at Mutual Life for 40 years in Winnipeg, Waterloo, Hamilton and Niagara district, retired in 1961 as manager of mortgage investments at the Hamilton Branch. Past patron of Eastern Star, Kitchener chapter and recipient of 50 year jewel. Husband of the late Florence Diebel who predeceased him in 1965 and Florence Mills who predeceased him on 1982; stepfather of Lillian (Mrs. William Gardinier) of Amherstburg; uncle of Patricia (Mrs. Frank Jankowski) of Kitchener and Henry Diebel and wife Roberta of Kitchener. Three great-nephews, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Last surviving member of his immediate family. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church, Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodland cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Mar 1985 
Oscar William Zimmerman
 
33801 Peter Zimmerman, "is married to Magdalena Martin. They reside in East Earl Township where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Peter Zimmerman
 
33802 Rebecca Zimmerman, "the youngest in family, is married to Abram Martin, a farmer. They reside near Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Zimmerman
 
33803 KUMPF, Rose

Thursday, Feb 3, 1955, Rose Zimmerman of 129 Armour Blvd., Toronto, wife of the late William Kumpf, in her 91st year. Mother of the late Mrs. Maude Kumpf Rooney and Depew Davis Kumpf, dearly loved grandmother of Mrs. C. A. Harris (Rosemary). Resting at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. Service in the chapel 11 o'clock, Saturday morning. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Feb 1955 pg 7 
Rose Zimmerman
 
33804 RUTH, Thelma "Dolly" (nee Zimmerman)

Of Cambridge, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, in her 85th year. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest, son Larry, daughter Angela McDowell, son-in-law Tom Hunt, her parents, Lovina Berlet and William Zimmerman and by her brothers, Milton and Elmer. Dolly leaves behind her surviving children Norbert, Patricia Ruth (Terry), Therese Klotz (Pete) and Shelley Hunt. She was the proud grandmother of eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Dolly worked for many years at Colonial Cookies, in Kitchener and previously for Daisy Heddon, Electrohome and Buffalo Sled, Preston. She was a member of St. Clement's Parish, Preston. Relatives and friends were received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Sunday, January 5th and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, Cambridge, on Monday, January 6, 2014. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 7 Jan 2014 
Thelma "Dolly" Zimmerman
 
33805 Mr. Theodore Zimmerman and family moved From Carstairs, Alberta to New Germany. He Stays with his Father-In-Law, George Steffler.

Kitchener Daily Record 4 May 1921 
Theodore Zimmerman
 
33806 ZIMMERMAN, W. Gladstone

Of 437 Garden St., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1992, at Cambrige Memorial Hospital, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Helen Ramsay. Dear father of Helen (Mrs. Robert Jacobi) of Oakville. Laureen Zimmerman and Jean (Mrs. William Robertson), both of Cambridge. Also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Zimmerman was born in Waterloo township and lived all his life in the Cambridge area; retired from Savage Shoe, was a member of King Street Baptist Church. Cambridge and a veteran of the First World War, serving overseas with the 111th Battalion. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 506 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be at King Street Baptist Church, Cambridge, Friday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Oct 1992 pg A9 
William Gladstone "Gladstone" Zimmerman
 
33807 Rev. W. J. Zimmerman, the recently installed minister of the Evangelical Association of Elmira, was born in Tavistock, Ont., after having attended the public schools there, he went to Napierville, Ill., where he passed 5 years at the Evangelical College. After graduation he returned to Canada and had charge of the Hespeler Evangelical Congregation, one year. His next charge was Elmwood, where he labored 2 years prior to coming to Elmira.1a

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

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Bridgeport United Church Evangelical Association Begun: 1876

The early Evangelical Association congregations in Berlin and Waterloo date back to August 1839 when a Camp Meeting was held over a number of days at David Erb's farm (Lot 7, German Company Tract) at Lexington. Classes (or congregations) in Berlin and in Waterloo were organized at that meeting by Bishop John Seybert - on August 29th. Twenty-six charter members were divided into the two classes. Class leader for Waterloo and vicinity was Jacob Hoffman. His brother, John, was class leader for Berlin.

The Waterloo class, along with classes at Lexington and Breslau, was connected to the Berlin Mission until the organization of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association in 1864. The Waterloo Mission was formed at that time. In 1866 the Breslau class was merged with the Lexington class and in 1876 the Lexington class, with 31 members, was referred to as the Bridgeport class for the first time.

An old log schoolhouse was purchased in 1879 for $500.00 on condition that it be used only for Sunday School services, not for preaching. The exterior walls were covered with lumber and the building was dedicated on November 9, 1879. A new white brick church was built ten years later, in 1889, when the old schoolhouse became inadequate for the growing congregation. This church was in use until 1934 when the present building was completed. A decision had been made at a congregational meeting in July 1933 to proceed with construction of a new church. The ground-breaking service was held on August 28, 1933 and on October 1 of that year the cornerstone was laid by Rev. W.J. Zimmerman. Dedication services were held in the new red brick church on Sunday March 18, 1934. In 1942 the old brick church was sold to Mr. Minnacker for $100. An addition which was built on to the west side of the church in 1958 provided additional space for the Sunday School, as well as offices and a kitchen. The new complex was dedicated on November 30, 1958 with Professor John F. Schaefer of Naperville, Illinois preaching the dedication sermon.

Bridgeport and Waterloo were a joint parish from 1876 until 1910, when Bridgeport was joined with Strasburg. This association lasted until 1914 when Bridgeport called its own full-time pastor. The Evangelical Church joined with the United Brethren in Christ Church on November 16, 1946 to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. On January 1, 1968 when the Evangelical United Brethren joined with the United Church, Emmanuel's name was changed once again - to Emmanuel United Church. In February 1987 the congregation voted to change the name of the church to Bridgeport United Church.

Rev. J. Kaechele (1864-1865) was pastor in 1864 when the Waterloo Mission was formed; Solomon Kraft was the Bridgeport class leader when the schoolhouse was bought in 1879 and Rev. S.R. Knechtel (1888-1891) was pastor in 1889 when the new white brick church was built.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. William John Zimmerman
 
33808 Very Rev. A. L. Zinger, C.R., Ph.D. Superior of St. Jerome's College

Born 1897--Educated in the Public School of Teeswater, the Collegiate Institute of London, St. Jerome's College and the University of Rome, Italy. Entered Congregation of the Resurrection in 1896. Ordained to the priesthood in 1901. Since attached to St. Jerome's College had the offices of Disciplinarian, Master of Studies, Vice-President, was appointed President in 1905, which office he still has, member of The Berlin Public Board since 1909. During his presidency of the college and under his personal direction the college has been much enlarged. The magnificent building on Duke St. was erected in 1907, the finest gymnasium and building in Canada built in 1910 on College St., many internal alterations made in the old building. The course of studies greatly improved. During his administration the number of students has almost doubled. 1a

1aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, German Printing and Publishing, 1912 
Rev. Albert L. Zinger
 
33809 GEORGE ZINGER

A heart attack, the first symptoms, of which were felt while he was at work yesterday afternoon, which resulted in his death shortly after he arrived home last night, removed one of Kitchener's well known young man, George Zinger, 8 Louisa street. Mr. Zinger, who was in his 37th year, had been at work all day yesterday as usual and just before coming home last night complained to his fellow employees at Huether's Brewery, where he was head bookkeeper, that he was feeling ill. Deciding not to walk home because of this, he took a taxi and on his arrival at his residence a doctor was called. He expired a short time later. William Zinger, father of the late George Zinger and one of the older residents of Kitchener, died only six weeks ago. The late George Zinger was born in Teeswater, but resided practically all his life in Kitchener. Surviving him are his wife and two sons, Frederick, age 7 and George, age 5; his mother, Mrs. William Zinger, who now suffers her second bereavement in six weeks: six brothers, Rev. Father A. L. Zinger, North Bay; Joseph, Detroit; Dr. Frank Zinger, Detroit: Edward and Harry, Detroit and Herbert, Kitchener; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Gress, Walkerville, Mrs. Simon Kieswetter, Waterloo and Mrs. G. Wheeler, Des Moines.The funeral will be held Saturday morning, from the residence on Louisa street, with the service at St. Mary's Church at 3.30 o'clock. Burial will take place in Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 30 Jul 1931 pg 17 
George Aloysius Zinger
 
33810 Eldest son of Philip Zinger. Heinrich Zinger
 
33811 John A. Zinger

After long and painful suffering, exactly eight months to the day he first fell ill with an appendicitis infection, John A. Zinger of Detroit, eldest son of local inn-keeper William Zinger and son-in-law of Sheriff John Motz, died Sunday afternoon. On Sunday, March 8th of this year, the deceased was quite suddenly stricken by an infection of the appendix and had to undergo an operation the following day. Thereby, it was discovered that the appendix had already burst and weeks passed before the patient recovered.

After he had recovered, he came to Berlin on May 6th with his wife and child on a visit, but after several days, as the result of severe pains in his lower abdomen, had to take to his bed again. Two weeks later, he was taken to the hospital here, where a large ulcer was removed from his right side. After several weeks, when the infection had cleared up and there was hope for a final recovery, another ulcer formed in the left side and in the month of August, another operation was necessary.

The formation of pus, however, did not cease and, the middle of September, the patient was moved to the residence of his father-in-law on Weber Street. Slowly, his strength lessened, but the patient bore everything calmly, meekly, and without complaint.

Last Friday, his condition became disturbing and Sunday morning, the first signs of approaching death appeared. He became increasingly weaker, and 15 minutes before 1 o'clock, he fell into eternal sleep, (surrounded by wife, parents, parents-in-law, and siblings) from which only an awakening in the beyond is possible.

The deceased was born April 16, 1871 in Ambleside, Bruce County; after he grew up, he entered an apothecary business in Teeswater as apprentice, and for which profession he continued to prepare himself later in Toronto and Detroit. In 1898, he opened an apothecary business in the latter city and ever since devoted himself to this profession. In October 1902, he began as well the study of medicine in the Michigan School of Medicine in Detroit, in order to qualify himself for the profession of physician.

On June 28, 1900 the deceased married Louise, the second daughter of John Motz, from which marriage, a daughter, Leona, was born. He belonged to the Windsor Branch No. 1 of the C.M.B.A. and was, in addition, secretary of the Pingree Council of the Royal Arcanum in Detroit. Burial follows on Wednesday morning of this week. At nine o'clock a requiem mass takes place in the Catholic church and afterwards, burial in the Catholic cemetery. Members of the C.M.B.A. of Berlin, to which the father, four brothers and brother-in-law of the deceased belong, as well as those from St. Agatha, St. Clements, and New Germany, will walk ahead of the coffin. [Poem follows]1a

1aBerliner Journal November 12, 1903 Page 4 - Column3 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
John Aloysius Zinger
 
33812 BECHTEL, Josephine Evelyn Passed away peacefully on March 7, 2012, at the Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton after her struggle with Alzheimer's. Jo was in her 92nd year and predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, "Bud". Dear mother of daughters, Jo-Anne Bechtel of Calgary, Lynne Hruboska and son-in-law Ed Hruboska of Hamilton. Will be missed by her four grandchildren Chris (Cathy) Niergarth and Kayce (Jason) McDonald of Calgary, Dwayne and Trevor Hruboska of Hamilton. Jo leaves behind her five great- grandchildren, Austin Hruboska of Hamilton, Jayla and Allie Niergarth and Ashton and Trista McDonald of Alberta. As per Jo's wishes, cremation has taken place and she has been reunited with Bud. If wished, donations may be made out to the Alzheimer Foundation. "Rest in Peace, Mom"1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 8 Mar 2012 
Josephine Evelyn Zinger
 
33813 FEHRENBACH, Leone M.

On Thursday, Feb. 28, 1985, at Kathleen Scott Pavilion, after a lengthy illness, the former Leone Mary Zinger, formerly of Young Street, Kitchener, aged 83 years. She was a member of St. Francis RC Church, formerly of St. Mary's RC Church; a member of the CWL of St. Mary's RC Church and an honorary member of St. Louis CWL. Mother of Gregory of Kitchener and Mary Lou (Mrs. James Gollert) of Bolton. Two granddaughters, Terri and Jill, also survive. She was the last surviving member of her family. Predeceased by her parents; her husband, Joseph in 1981; a son, Father Peter Fehrenbach, CR, in 1980. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening, where the parish prayers will be recited on Friday, at 8:15 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home, on Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a mass of the resurrection and committal at 11 a.m., at St. Mary's RC Church. Interment will be in Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Feb 1985 pg D7 
Leone Mary Zinger
 
33814 She is survived by 6 children, 38 grandchildren, 90 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Maria Zinger
 
33815 SNIDER, Rita (nee Zinger) Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Lanark Place at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Snider (1985). Loving mother of Allan of London, Wendy Williams (Daniel) of Kitchener. Dear grandmother to Leah and Ian Snider of London, Eric (Lori), Jason, Kathryn Williams all of Kitchener. Greatgrandmother to Kane Williams and Kyla Williams. Dear sister of Jean Ariss (Gord), of Kitchener. Sister-inlaw to Edward Mulasz of Kitchener and Edna Zinger of Elmira. Predeceased by her parents John and Rose (nee Rau) Zinger, brother Leonard, sisters Marie Dietrich and Helen Mulasz. Rita was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church and the C.W.L of the church. Rita's family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday (today) at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home chapel at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2010 followed by procession to St. Mary's R.C. Church, 56 Duke St. W., Kitchener for Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Alzheimer Society of K-W or Martyrs' Shrine would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Rita's memorial. 1947 - 2010 519-669-2207.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 25 Jun 2010