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39001 John Wilford

PRESTON. Oct. 27— Well-known Preston resident for the past 29 years, John Alexander Wilford, 87, died at his home, 468 Margaret St., at 6:30 last night after a serious illness of nine weeks. During his 29 years here and previous residence in Galt, Mr. Wilford formed a large circle of friends. Born in Galt, he resided there until coming to Preston. He was engaged with the Grand River Railway as a trainman for 35 years, retiring 13 years ago and being employed since that time with the Canadian Buffalo Sled and Eastern Steel Products. A member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen he was a former member of the I.O.O.F. and was an adherent of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving is his widow, Margaret Annie McLean; also Winifred, Verne and Shirley, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. George Rooke, Preston, Miss Elizabeth Wilford, Preston, Mrs. A. E. Morley, of Kenmore, N.Y. and two brothers, Robert of Preston and James Wilford of Galt. A son, Charles, predeceased him in 1918. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in the Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 27 Oct 1947 pg 15 
John Alexander Wilford
 
39002 Born at Maryhill Albert Wilhelm, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilhelm, was born Nov. 7, 1911 at Maryhill. He also attended St. Boniface RC Church. Mr. Wilhelm was a farmer. Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, Edgar and Anthony, Kitchener; Harvey, R.R. 1, Breslau; two sisters, Mrs. William (Grace) Kloepfer, Galt; Mrs. Harold (Ida) Fromm, Maryhill.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Albert Wilhelm
 
39003 WELLESLEY, Jan. 5. - Andrew R. Wilhelm, 70, died suddenly at his home in Wellesley yesterday. He was born in North Easthope, May 27, 1878, and farmed there all his life prior to retiring in Wellesley a few years ago. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wilhelm. Surviving, besides his widow, the former Emma Paff, are two sons Oliver, North Easthope; Cecil, Kingwood; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Lohr, Milverton and Miss Barbara, North Easthope. Five grandchildren also survive. Funeral will be held from the home in Wellesley at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. W.H. Campbell officiating. It will be followed by a memorial service at the North Easthope Reform Mennonite Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Gamp, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made in Lisbon Evangelical Cemetery. The body is resting at the home.


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Jan 1949 
Andrew R. Wilhelm
 
39004 Anton Wilhelm, who died on Saturday, was accompanied by many friends to his last resting place on Tuesday, his 88th birthday.

Mr. Anton Wilhelm, an upright, honest man of good heart was one of the first settlers in this area. The same was born on April 2, 1813 in upper Baden and came to Amerika in 1833 and married Johanna Weber, who came from the same area of Germany, in 1835 in Buffalo N.Y, then moved to Dundas, and later settling down on his place by Williamsburg, on the road between Strasburg and Mannheim where he lived until his death. He lost his true conscientious German spouse through death in 1879 and since then was cared for by his only son Mr. Anton Wilhelm Jr., his spouse and children.

The departed left behind one son, 2 daughters, 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by 2 sons, 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A solemn ceremony and heart rendering eulogy was offerred by Rev. B. Wm. Kloepfer prior to his burial at the Catholic cemetery where his earthly remains were carried by 6 of his grandchildren and lowered into the grave.

To the founders of this "Journal" of which he was one of the first subscribers, he was a loving and good friend, to the sons the founders and publishers of this leaflet, likewise his treasured friendliness came to pass. The thought to have had a father and grandfather whose many good qualities and respected ways were loved by all sensitive persons, is a great consolation for the great numbers left behind.

Berliner Journal, Thursday, April 4th , 1901 Translation by S.M. Fischer April. 2002

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In the person of the late Anton Wilhelm, who died on Saturday and who, on Tuesday, his 88th birthday, was accompanied by many to his final resting place, this area has lost one of the first settlers, and a generally beloved, good-hearted, worthy man.
He was born April 2, 1813 in the Upper Baden area, came to America in 1833; he married in 1835 in Buffalo, N.Y., Johanna Weber, who came from the same area in Germany and then moved to Dundas. In 1844, he settled near Williamsburg, on the road between Strassburg and Mannheim, where he lived until his death. He lost his attentive, loyal German wife to death in 1879 and since that time, he has enjoyed the loyal care of his only son, Mr. Anton Wilhelm Jr. and the latter's wife and children.

The deceased is survived by a son and 2 daughters; in addition, he has 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters, as well as 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren predeceased him.

His burial, preceded by a solemn requiem mass and a heartfelt address on the virtues of the departed by the Very Reverend Father Wm. Klöpfer, took place in the Catholic cemetery here, where his earthly remains were transported and lowered into the grave by six of his grandchildren.

To the founders of the "Journal" (among whom he was one of the first subscribers) he was a dear, good friend, and to whose sons (the present publishers of this paper), he has remained a worthy friend. The thought, to have had a father and a grandfather whom all well-meaning people respect and love, because of his many good qualities, must certainly be a great consolation to his numerous survivors.

Berliner Journal 4 Apr 1901 pg 4 Translated by Patricia J. Kauk March 16, 2007 
Anthony Wilhelm
 
39005 Mrs. Barbara Schmidt, Tavistock's oldest resident, who marked her 94th birthday on March 30, died Friday afternoon at the Maples Rest Home, Tavistock. She had been in failing health for more than 11 months. The former Barbara Wilhelm, she was born in Wilmot Township on March 30, 1865, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilhelm. The family moved to North Easthope when she was 10 years old. She was married to John D. Schmidt on March 14, 1893, after which the couple moved to a farm on the 12th line of East Zorra, a mile west of Tavistock. Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt retired to Tavistock in 1921. Mr. Schmidt died in July, 1944. Mrs. Schmidt had been a member of Zion EUB church, Tavistock, since 1909, and was active in the Ladies' Aid and Women's Society of World Service of that church. She was a former president of the joint organization, and later served as treasurer of the Aid of 20 years. Surviving are two sons, Edward, Tavistock, and Emerson, Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Miss Ella Schmidt, Tavistock; and a brother, Moses Wilhelm, North Easthope. There are seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday after with service at Zion Evangelical Church, Tavistock, and burial in the church cemetery, Rev. George Sim officiating.

New Hamburg Independent 24 Apr 1858 pg 3 
Barbara Wilhelm
 
39006 Death of Mrs. John Hertel

One of Hanover's early residents passed away last Saturday evening at 6:15 o'clock in the person of Mrs. John Hertel Sr. She had attained the ripe old age of 81 years 11 months and 22 days. Death was the result of heart trouble and dropsy with which she had suffered since June last and took place at the home of her son John with whom she had lived for some years. Deceased was born in Schwarzburg, Saxony, Germany , and was a daughter of Mr. John Wilhelm. Her maiden name was Zeta Wilhelm. She emigrated to Canada in 1846 and the same year married Mr. Hertel at Mitchell. After a short residence here they moved to Carrick township. Forty six years ago they came to Hanover, and so were among our early settlers. Mr. Hertel who was a mason by trade died 21 years ago. Their marriage was blessed with 11 children, 7 of whom survive, viz - Minnie (Mrs. John Hallman) of town, Louis, Deloraine, Man., Zelma (Mrs. Harry Lackner) of Mi(a)misburg, Ohio, Kate (Mrs. Richard Laird) of Vancouver, Chris also of Vancouver, Tena and John of Hanover. Deceased was a very fine old lady and her passing will occasion much sorry among her many friends. Our early settlers are fast passing away and soon all that will remain will be a memory fragrant with good and kind deeds. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon to the Hanover cemetery, a memorial service being held in the Baptist church by Rev. H. Marshner before the interment. Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Hertel of Berlin brought a beautiful spray. Among those from a distance at the funeral were: August and Herman Hertel of Berlin, Mrs. Dan Boettger, Mrs. Fred Wolfhardt, all of Berlin, Mrs. Lackner of Ohio, Harvey Bogues and Melville Bogues of Glengarry, Mich., and Listowel respectively, Mrs. Hardy of Deloraine, and Elden and Herb Hallman of Listowel.


The Hanover Post, November 1, 1910.  
Christiana Emilie Legate Wilhelm
 
39007 WILHELM, Edgar Z. - At the K-W Hospital, on Thursday, June 11, 1981, following a brief illness, Edgar Z. Wilhelm, aged 84 years, of 128 Cameron St. N., Kitchener. He was a member of St. Anne's RC Church. Beloved husband of the late Ada Hummel. Dear father of Elaine (Mrs. William Pernfuss) of Kitchener, Anita (Mrs. Ray Schabl) of Waterloo, Marilyn (Mrs. William Rich) of Vancouver, B.C.; brother of Mrs. Ida Fromm of Maryhill and Mrs. Grace Koepfer of Cambridge (G). Seven grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Albert, Anthony and Harry and one grandson, Robert Schabl. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 3 pm today, where the parish prayers will be recited tonight at 8 pm. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Saturday 9:30 am, followed by a funeral mass at St. Anne's RC Church at 10 am with Father G. Hays officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Edgar Z. Wilhelm
 
39008 Edward V. Wilhelm - by Record Correspondent - New Hamburg - Edward V. Wilhelm, 73, of 28 Norman St., Stratford, died today after a three-year illness. He was born in Wilmot Township, and farmed in the New Hamburg district until retiring to Stratford in 1945. He was a son of the late John S. Wilhelm and the former Louise Grube. He was a member of the New Hamburg Baptist Church, and is survived by his wife the former Lucinda Sararas, whom he married in 1906. Also surviving are two sons, Alvin E., of Stratford and Dalton V., of Baden; one daughter Mrs. Norman (Diana) Weber, of Baden; two brothers, John of Baden and Valentine of Waterloo; three sisters, Mrs. Clayton (Susanna) Smith of Zurich, Mrs. John (Amanda) Geiger of Toronto and Mrs. Albert (Margaret) Ludwig of Kitchener. Two grandchildren also survive. One son predeceased him. The body is at the Futher-Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg, where the funeral will be conducted Monday at 2:30 pm. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Edward Victor Wilhelm
 
39009 MORIARTY, Mrs. John J.

At Galt, Ontario, Monday evening, Nov. 25, Elizabeth Wilhelm, in her 64th year, of 1 Bond St., Galt, beloved wife of John J. Moriarty; dear sister of Ralph of Walkerton, Loretta (Mrs. Herb Schnurr) of Mildmay, Mrs. Emma Wallis, Kitchener; Hilda (Mrs. Joseph Walters), Carlsruhe and Louise (Mrs. Lawrence Keip) of Walkerton; predeceased by one sister and two brothers. Resting at Little's Funeral Home, Grand Avenue North, Galt. Funeral mass at St. Patrick's Church on Thursday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m.. with interment in Mount View cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Nov 1974 pg 33 
Elizabeth Wilhelm
 
39010 MRS. OTTO KLOTZ

With deep feelings of regret we have this week the sad task of announcing the death of Elizabeth, relict of the late Otto Klotz, which occurred on Tuesday evening 2nd August, 1892 less than a month from the time in which her husband's spirit took its flight. Mrs. Klotz death is an inexpressibly sad one. Following so closely on that of her husband, the shock of whose demise the family had scarcely recovered from, it has completely prostrated them, As far as can be learned the cause of death was as follows:- -Mrs. Klotz and her daughters, Mrs. Mylius (with her children) and Miss Klotz, and Mrs. Stehle had been sitting in the garden chatting. Mrs. Mylius left about 8 o'clock for home. Shortly afterwards Mrs. Klotz complained that she felt chilly, and went to the house. Sy this time it was quite dark, and even darker in the house as the lamps were not yet lit. It is supposed Mrs. Klotz must have noticd the door was open leading to the hail, but going on, opened the cellar door in mistake, and fell head foremost down the stairs. Miss Klotz came immediately after her, and went to Mrs. Klotz's assistance at once and found her unconscious at the bottom of the stair. Help was at once summoned and medical men sent for, but despite all that could be done for her, the injured lady never regained consciousness, passing away about 11 o'clock. It is supposed that in falling the side of her head struck the steps, from there she alighted on her head on the cellar floor, death beeing attributed to concussion of the brain. For some years past Mrs. Klotz has not enjoyed good health, but during the last few months she has been much better, and even during her husband's illness, she bore up bravely. The deceased lady was universally esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. An earnest and loving helpmate to her husband during their fifty years of married life; a fond mother, and an earnest Christian gentle woman, we can safely say that all within sound of the doleful chiming of the church bell, felt as if they had lost a personal friend when they realized that Mrs. Klotz was no more. The funeral took place on Friday Afternoon.

Dumfries Reformer 3 Aug 1892

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"Died,/At Preston, On Tuesday, August 2nd, 1892,/At 11 p.m./Elizabeth,/Beloved wife of the late Otto Klotz,/Aged 76 years, 4 months and 23 days." "Funeral/From the family residence, King street, to/the Preston Cemetery,/at 2 p.m./Friday, August 5th,/Services at Lutheran Church at 2,15./Friends and Acquaintances Will Please Accept This Intimation."

Funeral Card 
Elizabeth "Elise" Wilhelm
 
39011 Walz, Mrs. Gladys (Carl) - At St. Mary's Hospital, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 1990, following a lengthy illness, Gladys Walz (nee Wilhelm), age 82 years, of 100 Samuel St., Kitchener. Mrs. Walz was a very dedicated member of Benton Street Baptist Church. Beloved wife of Carl Walz; dear mother of James and his wife Lorraine of Mississauga, David and his wife Jean of Toronto, Murray and his wife Linda of Waterloo, Mary and Jane and her husband Paul Barber of Oakville, Norma Jean and her husband David Morrison of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered by her 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Sister of Rev. Clayton Wilhelm of Waterloo, Viola Wilhelm of Kitchener and Alice Spreeman of Penticton, B.C. Predeceased by her parents and one brother, Clarence. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 pm, Saturday, continuing until noon Monday, when removal will be made to Benton Street Baptist Church for funeral and committal service at 2 pm, Rev. James Reese officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Gladys Wilhelm
 
39012 Heinrich is reported to have been born in Achern, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, documentation needed. Heinrich "Henry" Wilhelm
 
39013 Harry M. Wilhelm - The proprietor of a harness and leather goods store in Waterloo for 35 years, Harry M. Wilhelm, 30 Regina St., died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. Born in Williamsburg, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Wilhelm. He was a member of St. Louis RC Church and the Holy Name Society of that church. Surviving are his wife, the former Carolyn Fischer; one son, Carl of Kitchener; one daughter, Frances, at home; five brothers: Leo, John, George and Peter, all of Kitchener, and Simon of Waterloo; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Reinhardt of Breslau and Mrs. Jerome Frank of Kitchener. The body is at the Walsh Funeral Home, Waterloo, where the rosary will be recited Thursday at 8 pm. Prayers at the funeral home at 9:40 am, Friday, will precede requiem high mass in St. Louis Church at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Rev. Hubert Gehl will officiate.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Henry M. Wilhelm
 
39014 Jacob has been reported to be born in Breitenbach, Hessen, Germany, more proof needed. Jacob Wilhelm
 
39015 WILHELM, Jerome Anthony (Lou) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 67. Loving son of Marcella (nee Zettel) Wilhelm and her late husband Harry (1980). Dear brother of Helen Wilhelm, Charlene Schell (Tom) and Jim Wilhelm (Sally). Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, Mary Ann (Steve), Jeff (Robin), Katelyn, Cameron, Sarah (Chris), Amy, Jane, Lauren, Olivia, Jeremy and Lindsay. Jerome was a Charter and 3rd Degree member of the Maryhill Knights of Columbus. He was also an avid sports fan who enjoyed softball, hockey and bowling. At Jerome's request a private family Funeral Mass took place at St. Boniface R.C. Church, Maryhill followed by interment at St. Boniface Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a memorial gathering from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Transplant Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Special thanks to the Doctors and nurses at St. Joseph's Transplant Unit and Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton and Grand River Hospital for all the care given to Jerome over the years. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Jerome's memorial. Jerome Antony "Lou" Wilhelm
 
39016 Wilhelm, John E. - At Central Park Lodge on Sunday, May 1, 1983, after a brief illness, John Edwin Wilhelm, aged 92 years, formerly of Baden. He was a member of Highland Road Baptist Church. Beloved father of Walter and his wife Edna, Dorothy (Mrs. Walter Mohr), all of RR 2, Baden; dear grandfather of David, Bill, Linda, Jeffrey, Norma, Susan and Connie. Predeceased by two brothers and six sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 pm today. Funeral service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Wednesday, 2 pm, Dr. William R. Wood officiating. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
John Edwin Wilhelm
 
39017 John S. Wilhelm - By Record Correspondent - Baden, Jan 28 - John S. Wilhelm, one of the oldest residents of Wilmot Township, died at the home of his son, Valentine Wilhelm, Baden, early today. Mr. Wilhelm was in his 91st year. He was married to Louisa Grube in 1871. He attended the New Hamburg Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Valentine and John of Baden, and Edward of New Hamburg, four daughters, Mrs. Peter Diebold, Kitchener, Mrs. Clayton Smith, Zurich, Mrs. John Geiger, Waterloo, Mrs. Albert Ludwig, Kitchener, three sisters, Mrs. David Luckhardt, Mrs. Lawrence Smith and Mrs. Henry Cook, all of New Hamburg. The funeral will be held Sunday at 1:30 pm from the residence of his son, Valentine, to the Shantz Church on Erbs Road. Rev. Mr. Dale of New Hamburg Baptist Church will officiate.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
John Sipple Wilhelm
 
39018 North Easthope Man Fatally Injured In Car Accident

Joseph Wilhem Almost Instantly Killed When Car Overturns

A fatal automobile accident occurred in North Easthope near Ratzburg on Sunday afternoon in which Mr. Joseph Wilhem, an esteemed pioneer resident of the Township, lost his life. The car in which he was a passenger skidded in loose gravel and turned over. Others in the car were his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Rupp and Miss Gladys Fink, all of Kitchener. They escaped with minor injuries. Mr. Wilhelm suffered a fractured spine and died almost immediately from shock. The car is said to have been driven by Mr. Rupp.

The aged man, who was in his 89th year, had spent the winter with his daughter in Kitchener and they were on their way to his own home in North Easthope when the accident occurred.
The late Mr. Wilhelm was born in Wilmot Township on May 30, 1852, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilhelm. Following his marriage in 1875, to Mattie Roth of North Easthope, he settled in that township, purchasing the farm now occupied by his son, Hardie near Amulree.

The deceased was well known and highly esteemed in the district. He farmed for many years and was also a minister of the Reformed Mennonite church, having served the congregation at Amulree, Kingwood and Hostetler's, near New Hamburg. He had lived retired for some years owing to failing health.

His wife predeceased him in 1928. Surviving are three sons, Joseph of South Easthope, Abraham and Hardy of North Easthope, five daughters, Mrs. Moses Rupp, Mrs. Reuben Baker and Mrs. Harry Cook, all of Kitchener, Mrs. Charles Fink of North Easthope and Mrs. Gordon Steiner of Mount Cory, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. John Dahmer of New Hamburg and Mrs. John D. Schmidt of Tavistock and two brothers, David of Hampstead and Moses of North Easthope.

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon. A private service was held at his late home, North Easthope, at 1:30, followed by public service at the Reformed Mennonite Church, North Easthope. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.


Kitchener Daily Record 28 Apr 1941 
Rev. Joseph Wilhelm
 
39019 PASSED AWAY At Wellesley, Ont., on Sunday, September 18th, 1938 LEA WILHELM Relict of the late George Bast Aged 90 years, 1 month and l6 days. The Funeral Will he held from her late residence on Wednesday, September last, 1938, at 9.30 a, m., and proceed to the A. Mennonite Church, Third Line, for services. Burial in adjoining cemetery, Please omit flowers.

The bosom where I oft have lain,
And slept my infant hours away,
Will never beat for me again,
'Tit still in death! 'tie senseless clay.
How many were the silent prayers
My mother offered up for me,
How many were the bitter cares
She felt when none but God could see,
Well, she is gone, and now in heaven,
She sings his praise, who died for her,
And in her hand a harp is given,
And she's a heavenly worshiper.
And let me choose the path she chose,
And her I soon again may see.
Beyond this world of sin and woes
With Jesus in Eternity.



Funeral Card of Lea Wilhelm 
Leah Wilhelm
 
39020 Groff. - Lydia Groff, wife of the late Andrew Groff, died at her home in Baden, Ont., following an operation, April 17, 1929; aged 53 y. 10 m. 7 d. Her husband died July 15, 1911. She leaves to mourn her departure a family of eleven children, 7 sons and 4 daughters, besides an aged father and mother, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Mr. Emery, pastor of the Benton Street Baptist Church, Kitchener, Ont., April 19, 1929, at the A. M. church. Text, Rev. 1:1-6. Interment in the Shantz cemetery.

"Death has robbed us of our mother,
Whom we loved and cherished dear,
It was mother, yes, dear mother,
Can we help but shed a tear?"

Gospel Herald - Volume XXII, Number 5 - May 2, 1929 - page 112 
Lydia B. Wilhelm
 
39021 Image from Find A Grave submitted by Brian Lichty Lydia B. Wilhelm
 
39022 Died in Mrs. Schweitzer's house in Berlin. Maria Anna Wilhelm
 
39023 MRS. JOHN SCHMIDT - By Record Correspondent - NORTH EASTHOPE, Jan. 2 - A stroke, suffered early Tuesday morning, ended in the unexpected death four hours later of Mary Jane Wilhelm, wife of John Schmidt, North Easthope township, Mrs. Schmidt, born in Wellesley, was in her 58th year. She attended Lingelbach's Evangelical Church. Surviving are her husband, three sons, Elroy in Honolulu, Wilfrid and Eric at home, and six daughters, Luella, Mrs. Harry Daum, South Easthope, Edna, Mrs. Kenneth MacGregor, Ailsa Craig, Lillian, Mrs. George Diamond, Wilmot township, and Minnie, Mrytle and Helen at home, and nine grandchildren. Three brothers, George Wilhelm, South Easthope, Aaron of East Zorra and John of Stratford, also survive with three sisters, Mrs. John Snyder of Wallace, Mrs. Peter Lingelbach, North Easthope, and Mrs. Forsyth, Kitchener. Three sisters predeceased her. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the home at 1:30 o'clock to Lingelbach's Evangelical Church. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Reverend C. R. Krauth and E. N. Mohr, Wallace, will officiate.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Mary Jane Wilhelm
 
39024 TRANSCRIPT OF MICHAEL WILHELM WILL

Probated January 18, 1868
Death August 24, 1867

In the name of God Amen. I Michael Wilhelm of the Township of Wilmot in the County of Waterloo and Province of Ontario, Gentlemen, being in good bodily health and memory and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs, and directing how- my Estate shall be disposed of after my decease, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament, hereby, revoking and making null and void all other last will and testaments by me heretofore made.

As to my worldly estate and all, the property of which I shall (diesiezed) and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to Wit:

First: My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be my Executors herein after named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.

Secondly: I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife ann Margaretha Wilhelm all my household furniture and my horse my wagon my cow, and my money to have and to hold the same to her forward during her natural life. But in case she do not wish to keep the horse and wagon then she may sell the same and use the proceed thereof during her natural life.

Thirdly: I give devise and bequeath to my heirs at law the reversion or remainder of my property that may result there from and after the decease of my beloved wife Anna Margaretha Wilhelm to be equally divided to and among my said heirs and assigns from and after the decease of my said wife to their and their use and behoof forever.

LASTLY: I do nominate and appoint my son Valentine Wilhelm to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the said Michael Wilhelm have to my last Will and Testament--subscribed my name and affixed my seal this thirty first day of October in the year of our Son One thousand eight hundred and sixty-one.

signed sealed and declared by the said Michael Wilhelm to be his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have submitted our names as witnesses hereto
(sd) Johannas Opsland (?)
(sd) Michael Myers

Surrogate Court Records of Waterloo County, Book. A Will # 439 
Michael Wilhelm
 
39025 WILHELM, Ralph W. - Peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Stratford General Hospital. Ralph William Wilhelm, formerly of North Easthope Township. Ralph was born in Wilmot Township 89 years ago. Son of the late Abraham Wilhelm and the late Rosena Winter. He was a member of the North Easthope Reformed Mennonite Church and farmed in North Easthope retiring in 1979. Beloved husband of the late Eileen M. Jacobs (2001). Dear father of Rose and her husband Murray Waymouth of RR4, Stratford, David and his wife Shirley Wilhelm of RR1, Stratford, Jean and her husband Jim Rader of Shakespeare and Jeff and his wife Carol Wilhelm of RR1, Gadshill. Father-in-law of Annie Wilhelm of Stratford. Loving brother of Harry and Phyllis Wilhelm of Brunner. Cherished grandpa of 14 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren and two step-Great-Grandchildren. Ever remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Beatrice Wilhelm, Mary Wilhelm, Robert and Rosemary Beehler, Bernel and Dorothy Jacobs, Bill McNab, Florence Seibert, Inez and Arnold Voll, Florence Jacobs and Joey Jacobs. Predeceased by a Son Dennis Wilhelm (2001), two Brothers, Abram, Nelson, two sisters, Jessie Beehler and Sadie Wolfe, a Son-in-Law Richard Mohr, also by brothers and sisters-in-law, Bordon Wolfe, Maurice Jacobs, Gordon Jacobs, John Seibert, Norman Cook, Violet Cook and Hazel McNab. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St. in Wellesley where family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Ser-vice will be conducted at the North Easthope Reformed Mennonite Church on Monday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m. Edward Bankert, Allan Bankert and Gene Beehler will officiate. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery. Memorials to the Tavistock Medical Group would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


The Record Newspaper 20 Apr 2006 
Ralph W. Wilhelm
 
39026 Solomon L. Wilhelm
A former resident of Milverton, Solomon L. Wilhelm, 61, died suddenly at Oshawa last week. A son of the late Christian and Mary Wilhelm, he was born in Wilmot Township near Baden. Surviving are his wife, the former Teresa Dryden whom he married at Galt in 1917; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) McGuirk, RR 2 Bowmanville; one son, Donald Wilhelm, Hamilton; one sister, Mrs. M. Hingley, Hanover and two brothers, Daniel, Preston and Samuel, Alberta. The funeral was held Saturday with interment in Mount Lawn Cemetery.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Feb 1953  
Solomon Christian Wilhelm
 
39027 "Waldemar was born in a farmhouse near Milverton, ON, where an English family lived in another part of the house. As he learned to talk, he was bilingual. In 1894 when he was 8 years old, his parents moved to New Hamburg, ON, There was no high school there, so upon passing his entrace exams, at age 13, he went to work in a general store for $1.25 a week, and didn't get to high school until 8 years later. during that time, he worked as a salesman in stores in New Hamburg, Kitchener, Toronto, and Leamington. In accordance to family tradition and custom, except for a small allowance, all his earnings went into the family budget. when he was 21, as was family custom, he was on his own.

With $21.00 in his pocket, he started out as a salesman, working in Kitchener, then west to Moose jaw, SK (it was 52 degrees below 0). In May he went to the Okanagan Valley, BC (his mother's brother Ben's place). He stayed, earning $2.50 a day, to drive a team of bronchos for work at different contracts. He also worked as an assistant minister. Ten years after leaving home, he was ordained as a Minister, with the United Church. Minister emeritus Zion United Church, Brantford. Received his MA at University of Chicago, March 1917." from a submission to Ancestry.com 2005
 
Rev. Waldemar Wilhelm
 
39028 WILHELM, Wilbert (Wib) -- It is with deep regret that the family of Wilbert Wilhelm announce his death. peacefully on Monday, April 22, 1991, at home, after a courageous struggle with cancer, age 58 years. Dearly loved husband of Laura (Ackerman), dear father of Mary and her husband Bill Upton of Kitchener, John and his wife Ann of Toronto, Julie of London, Ont., Joanne of Kitchener and Paula at home. He is survived by one sister, Catherine Wagner of Walkerton and three brothers, Raymond, James, and Lawrence Wilhelm, all of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents, John Wilhelm and the former Edna Weiler and his niece, Janice Wagner. Wib was a member of St. Anne's RC Church, Knights of Columbus, Kitchener Council No. 1504, the Nocturnal Adoration Society and Cursillo. He was an employee of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record for over 40 years and was a member of their 25 Year Club. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation, but they ask that you remember Wib for his integrity and sense of humour. Also they ask that you join them at the Mass of Christian Burial and committal service at St. Anne's RC Church, East Avenue, Kitchener, on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m., Father Gerry Hayes officiating.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Apr 1991 
Wilbert Wilhelm
 
39029 WILINSKY, Albin Joseph - Peacefully, passed away, at Conestoga Lodge, on Sunday, March 25, 2001, in his 84th year. Survived by his children, Brenda, Joseph, Shirley, Lynn, Connie and their families. Predeceased by his brother, Louie and sister, Helen. Albin was a lifetime resident of Kitchener and longtime employee of Canadian Blower and Forge. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service was held at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, 743-8900.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Albin Joseph Wilinsky
 
39030 Died, In Blenheim, on Friday evening, July 19th, 1895, at 9.30 P.M., Robena Willison, Relict of the late John Hall, In her 86th year. The Funeral Will take place on Sabbath, the 21st inst, at 3 o'clock, P.M., from the residence of her son in law, Henry Currie, Lot 3, Con 9, Blenheim, to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Funeral Card Collection
 
Robina Wilison
 
39031 WILKE, Clifford Carl Cliff was born May 12, 1927 and died December 26, 2009. Cliff was predeceased by his wife Mary, earlier this year. He is survived by his children Jennifer Neeb and her husband Dave, Chris Wilke and his wife Sandra and Tim Wilke and his wife Cathy. Pappa will always be remembered by his grandchildren Jonathan Neeb and his wife Jennifer, Andrew Neeb, Ben Wilke and his wife Erin, Stephanie and Jason Wilke, Aaron Wilke and his wife Priscilla, Natalie and Nathan Wilke. Pappa also shared in the lives of his great-grandchildren; Benjamin Neeb and Quinten and Elijah Wilke. Pappa will be missed. Also remembered by his brother Orville Wilke and his sister-in-law Nina Wilke. Predeceased by his parents Anna and Emil Wilke, his brother Harold Wilke and sister-in-law Lorene Wilke. Also predeceased by his niece Carol Jacobi. Cliff started his career in the family business, Wilke Movers and stayed there until his retirement. He married Mary on September 8, 1951. Cliff was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church. Cliff was a quiet man who cared deeply for family and friends - still waters run deep. The family is very thankful for the wonderful care that Cliff received at The Village of Winston Park (Assisted and Supportive Care Wings). Visitation at the Ratz- Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W. on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visiting will continue at Faith Lutheran Church, Westmount Road, Kitchener on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral service to follow at the church at 2:00 p.m. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Private family committal at Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Mary's Hospital or Faith Lutheran Church. Clifford Carl Wilke
 
39032 A. Wilken dies at age of 98

Amsey J. Wilken, one of Listowel's most active and popular senior citizens, died in Listowel Memorial Hospital on Sept. 11, at the age of 98. Known for his sense of humor and his love of horses, he retired some years ago from farming and trades as a painter and paper hanger. One of nine children of John and Annie (Metz) Wilken, he was born in Elmira on August 27, 1886 and raised in nearby Floradale. As a boy he worked long, hard hours after terminating his official education in a one room school. Between stints as a farm worker, he learned carpentry from his father, often putting in a 16-hour day. Later, he acquired his own farm on the fourth concession of Wallace Township and was there for 35 years. He moved to Listowel several years ago. Mr. Wilken was predeceased by his wife, Amanda (Miller) whom he married on New Year's Day, 1920. The ceremony was held at Wallaceville. He was a member of Calvary United Church, Listowel Surviving are three sons, Floyd of Listowel, Carl of Atwood and Jack of Gowanstown; a daughter Mrs. James (Jean) Scott of Listowel; a sister, Mrs. Cora Pontin of Waterloo and a brother, Ralph, of Listowel, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Wilken was predeceased by a son Earl; four brothers, two sisters and a grandson. The funeral service with Rev. Cecil Wittich officiating was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at the Robert Trench Funeral Home, Listowel. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. The pallbearers were Carl Allendorf, Neil Williams, Bill Williams, Merd Livingston, Jim Scott and Harvey Parker. Flower bearers were Bob Scott, Bruce Wilken, Sharon Horne and Carole Wilken.


Listowel Banner, Sept. 19, 1984

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Situated four miles east of Highway 23 on Concessions 8 and 9 of Wallace and Maryborough Townships, Trecastle had a lot more to recommend it than just the local bootleggers. The hamlet ... was established around the late 1850s. Amsey Wilken has memories of Trecastle being the first place he ever bought smoking tobacco. Although he wasn't a native of Trecastle he spent many a good time there while visiting his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Metz. His mother was the former Annie Metz who married John R. Wilekn and moved to the Elmira area.

Excerpts from the Wallace Anniversary Supplement, pg 22
 
Amsey Jacob Wilken
 
39033 WILKEN, Arthur Edward William - Passed away, peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Trinity Village, Kitchener, on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in his 78th year. Loving father of Carl and his wife Doreen of Kitchener, Gerry of Elmira, Grace Harrison and her husband Bud of Kitchener and Joan Weltz and her husband Brad of Mildmay. Dear brother of Annie Alles of Hanover. Proud grandfather to Kristena (Adam), Danielle (Bruno), Tom (Sara), Michael (Trish), Heather, Jocelyn, Emily, Braden and Jessie and cherished great-grandfather of Ashton, Aden, Kian, Micheal, Julia and Melyna. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, Jean Wilken (nee Hagedorn). Art was a taxi owner and operator with United Taxi for 39 years. Friends are invited to share their memories of Arthur with his family at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount Rd), Kitchener, on Thursday, March 22, 2007 (this evening) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, March 23, 2007 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Arthur's life will be held at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 236 Woodhaven Road (between Wilson Avenue and Siebert Street) on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow the service and reception at Williamsburg Cemetery.As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Philip's Lutheran Church or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-743-8900. Share memories of Arthur online at www.mem.com


The Record Newspaper 22 Mar 2007 
Arthur Edward William Wilken
 
39034 Carl Perry Wilken, 1940 - 2006 - Suddenly, at home, on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at age 66. Beloved husband of Patricia of 33 years; loving father of Joshua and Trisha, both at home; dear brother of Barb and Ron Poole, Meredith Corbett, and Lynn and Neal MacRae; brother-in-law of George and Bonnie Holliday, Ray and Wendy Holliday, and Nancy and Jack Hansen. Also will be missed by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Madge Wilken. Friends are invited to share their memories of Carl with his family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday from 2 -4 and 7-9. The funeral service to celebrate Carl's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, December 1, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Russell Rogers officiating. A reception will follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Condolences to the family and donations to the Grand River Hospital Renal Services or charity of choice may be arranged through the funeral home, 519 745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Carl, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home


The Record Newspaper 29 Nov 2006 
Carl Perry Wilken
 
39035 Wilken, Carl William - Passed away, peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on May 15, 2008 at the age of 50. Carl will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Doreen and his two loving daughters, Emily and Jessie and his dog Toby. Loving brother of Gerry, Grace (Bud) Harrison and Joan (Brad) Weltz. Carl will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Jean Wilken. Carl happily worked for Barber-Collins Security at 235 King St Kitchener. Visitation will be held on (today) Friday, May 16 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Westmount Funeral Chapel, (10001 Ottawa St. S. at Westmount Rd). A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Phillips Lutheran Church, 236 Woodhave Rd., Kitchener. As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice.


The Record Newspaper , May 16, 2008 
Carl William Wilken
 
39036 "Mr. Chas Wilken, mason and contractor is an Elmira boy. He has a large patronage and has erected houses in Elmira, the mason work on which would be a credit to any city." [picture in original]

Enterprising Elmira 1903

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House for Sale in Elmira: (see add) ... a quick sale desired, as I wish to move to Berlin. Chas. Wilken, Elmira

Elmira Signet 23 Aug 1906

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"Mr. Chas. Wilken has returned from Berlin and is again prepared to take contracts for mason work."3a

3aElmira Signet 23 Aug 1906

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"Mr. Chas. Wilken and his men have finished the brickwork on the new fire hall and the work presents a good appearance. The late rainy spell delayed the carpenter work."4a

4aElmira Advertisier, October 24, 1912

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Mr. Wilken buys Mr. Schumaker's home. Mr. Martin Schumaker has sold his fine residence on Mill Street to Mr. Charles Wilken of Elmira. Mr. Wilken will take possession April 1st. Before he took up farming, Mr. Wilken was a mason contractor... He did the mason work on the residence he has purchased from Mr. Schumaker5a

5aElmira Signet, March 11, 1920

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Mr. Chas. Wilken, mason and contractor is an Elmira boy. He has a large patronage and has erected houses in Elmira the mason work on which would be a credit to any city.

Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903. 
Charles Albert Wilken
 
39037 Corilla "Cora" Pontin
1907 - 2004


After a long and full life, Cora died peacefully at Parkwood Mennonite Home in Waterloo, on Saturday, June 5, 2004, in her 98th years. Beloved mother of Judy and her husband Doug Lichty of Guelph. She will lovingly be remembered by her grandchildren, Wendy Adams, Shelley and her husband Darren MacIvor and Melanie and her husband Todd Moser; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Greg, Megan, Connor, Alysha and Nicole. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ray, 5 brothers, 1 sister and her parents. Friends are invited to share their memories of Cora with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2004. A service to remember her life will follow in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Following the service, friends and relatives are invited to the Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens. In memory of Cora, donations to Parkwood Mennonite Home would be appreciated as expression of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, phone 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com.


The Record Newspaper June 2004 
Corilla Wilken
 
39038 Earl married Doris SOMERS in Apr 1948. Doris was born on 7 Aug 1929. They had four children: Bruce Calvin, William Leonard, Kathleen Doris and Glenna MarieEarl Calvin Wilken
 
39039 Elizabeth married Michael STOVER, son of George STOVER and Lizzie STOVER, on 4 Feb 1899 in Lutheran Church, Wallace Twp., Perth County. Michael was born about 1876 in Norwich Ontario. They had one son: John. Elizabeth Maria Christine Wilken
 
39040 Sudden Death of Mrs. Rudow

Community Shocked By The Passing of Well-Known Elmira Woman

Elmira was shocked to hear of the death of one of her esteemed daughters in the person of Emma Wilken, the beloved wife of William Rudow. The deceased had not been in good health since the Flu of 1918 but she bore her suffering with fortitude. She had reached the early age of 36 years, 2 months and 21 days. On Dec.18, she complained of pains in her sides which developed into pleurisy, and on the third day she took a turn for the worse when double pneumonia set in. She succumbed to her sickness on Friday morning at 4:30. The late Mrs. Rudow whose maiden name was Emma Wilken was born in 1892 in Waterloo Township. Later they moved to Floradale and after a few years to Elmira where she attended school. In 1916 she was married to William Rudow and to them were born three children, namely Kathleen, aged 6; Karl age 4, and Marguerite, age 16 months. There also survive her: her father, John R. Wilken; brothers, Amasa, Irvin (Wallace Tp), Russell, Ralph, and also one sister, Cora, who are at home. The funeral which was largely attended was held on December 25 (Christmas Day), at 2:30 at St. James Lutheran Church. Burial was in St. James Cemetery. The flowers were numerous, showing the high esteem in which she was held.


Elmira Signet, December 28, 1922 
Emma Wilken
 
39041 Sad Death of Frederick Wilken
Passed away Sunday Evening the Home of His Daughter, Mrs. L. Bunch, Ill Only a Week with Pneumonia.


That dread disease, pneumonia, has claimed another victim in the person of Mr. Frederick Wilken for many years a resident of Elmira, but who has resided with his daughter, Mr. L. Bunch, Albert St., Waterloo, for the past year, who passed away at nine o'clock Sunday evening at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 23 days. Deceased, who had always enjoyed excellent health, contracted the disease a week ago, from which he never recovered. His wife, Mrs. Wilken is seriously ill with the same disease, as is also Mr. Bunch. The late Mr. Wilken was born in Germany, and came to this country fifty years ago. Two later he was married to Mrs. Wilken of Rummelhardt, where they first resided. They subsequently resided in a number of other places until finally they moved to Elmira, where they lived 22 years. A year ago he came to Waterloo and has resided with his daughter since then. Besides his wife, who survives, a family of children are left to mourn his untimely demise, namely: John, Henry and Charles of Elmira; Wm. of Preston, Fred of Stony Plain N.W.T. and two daughters, Mrs. Theodore Urtel, of Elmira and Mrs. L. Bunch of Waterloo. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. L. Bunch, Albert St., to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Berlin, for service, thence to Mount Hope Cemetery for interment. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved.


Waterloo Chronicle, December 7, 1905 
Frederick William Wilken
 
39042 WALLACE PIONEER PASSES AWAY

The death occurred in Listowel on Friday, October 23rd, of Mr. John Wilken, a resident of Listowel and Wallace since 1874. The late Mr. Wilken was born in Mecklenburg Germany an June 6th, 1827, this being his 88th year. When a young man of twenty-five he came to Canada and took up his residence in Waterloo, where he lived for a time before moving to Wellesley. In the year 1874 he moved to a farm in Wallace, where he had lived until twelve years ago when he took up residence with his sons, John and Charles. In politics deceased was a Conservative and in religion a Lutheran. Shortly after he came to Canada he was united in Marriage with Miss Annie Ginka who predeceased him about twelve years ago. As the result of this union there were five children, of whom four are lest to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father. The children are, Messers. Peter, of Yellow Grass Saskatchewan, John G. of Wallaceand Charles of Listowel and one daughter, Mrs. Michael Stover of Wallace. One son, Jacob, died in infancy. The funeral took place on Monday to Trecastle, where interment was made. Rev. Shorten conducted the services.

The Listowel Standard of Friday, November 6th, 1914 
Johann "John" Wilken
 
39043 John is reported to have been born in Goldebee, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, documentation needed. Johann Jochim Friederich "John" Wilken
 
39044 JOHN G. WILKEN

A resident of the 8th of Wallace for the past 68 years, Mr. John G. Wilken passed away at his home in his 80th year. Death came as a result of a heart attack, after an illness of many years. The late Mr. Wilken farmed for many years, but at the time of his demise was retired. The deceased was identified with the Lutheran Church.

Born in Wellesley Township on November 17th 1861, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilken of Palmerston. On October 13th 1889 at Floradale he married Amelia Lasch, who with six children survive to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father; two sons Edward and Aerton of the 8th of Wallace and four daughters , Mrs. Henry Ament (Adeline), Gowanstown; Mrs. W. Freeland (Luella), Kitchener; Mrs. Norman Ament (Arnetta), near Listowel and Mrs. Frank Robinson (Elvera), Minto; twelve grandchildren also survive. Two brothers and one sister predeceased him.
The funeral was held on Wednesday April 2nd at 2 pm., with interment in the Lutheran Cemetery on the 8th of Wallace. The pallbearers were; Messers. Edward and Aerton Wilken, W. Freeland, Henry and Norman Ament and Frank Robinson. Relatives from Kitchener, Elmira, Linwood and other places attended the funeral.

Listowel Banner of April 10 1941 
Johann Karl Mortiz "John Wilken
 
39045 Wilken, Ken - Peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Heritage House, St. Jacobs with his family by his side, Ken Wilken, age 80 years of Elmira. Beloved husband and best friend of Shirley for 54 years. Loving dad to Deb and Hans Nuys of Elmira, Dawn and Dave Koebel of Elmira, Brad and Janice Wilken of Guelph. Special grandpa to Tina and Mike, Dawn, Nicole, Stephanie and Shannon, Tara and Connor and gret-grandpa to Aidan. Also lovingly remembered by his special family, Donna and Joe, Monica, Ryan and Jeremy, Judy and Doug. Brother of Jim Wilken of Waterloo and brother-in-law of Jean Schmidt of Kincardine, Liz and Ken Sholdice, Sarah, Velma and Nora Stephenson, all of Brussels. Predeceased by his great-grandchild; and by his parents, Russell and Ruby Wilken. At ken's request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the Memorial Service in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Hans Borch officiating. In Ken's memory, donations to Elmira Legion Branch 469, Poppy Fund or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Ken's family would like t othank all the wonderful staff at Heritage House for the tender loving care shown to Ken for two years and his caring buddy of over four years, Dave Martin. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 469 Elmira will assemble for a Memorial Service at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m.


Waterloo Region Record, 21 September 2009 
Ken Wilken
 
39046 Myers, Mrs. Mabel Wilken. On Monday, October 11, 1976, at 73 Centre St., Elmira, following a few months illness, age 78 years. In her latter years before retirement she was employed at the K-W Hospital as a registered nursing assistant. She leaves to mourn her next of kin, Walter Wilken of 73 Centre St., Elmira, Mrs. Cecil (Ruth) Sadler, with daughters Lois and Debbie at home, Mrs. Bill (Ruth Anne) Hampel and Richard and James Sadler, all of Brantford, Mrs. William (Carol) Fraser of Greenwood, N.S., Ken Sadler of Oakville. Funeral service was held Tuesday from the Dreisinger Funeral chapel, Elmira. Burial took place in St. James Lutheran cemetery, Elmira. Rev. A. L. Conrad of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo officiated.

Elmira Signet, Wednesday, October 20, 1976 
Mable Ann Wilken
 
39047 Items of Interest: "Mr. Sylvester Wilken is entering the service of the Metropolitan Bank at the local Branch, having successfully passed the examination."1

1Elmira Advertiser, April 4, 1912, 
Oscar Sylvester Albert Wilken
 
39048 Wilken, Ralph - At Palmerston and District Hospital, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1996, Ralph F. Wilken, formerly of Listowel in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the former Vivian M. Fletcher; loved father of Pat and husband Leonard Dietrich of Drayton, Nancy and husband Terry Visser of Waterloo and Terry Wilken of Listowel and friend Carol Newton. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Paula Klooster, Gary and Greg Morphy, Jason Lubenkov and Troy Visser and great-grandchildren, Kiya and Janel Morphy; dear brother of Mrs. Cora Pontin of Kitchener. Predeceased by one daughter, Sandra Lubenkov; one sister and four brothers. Visitation was held at Robert Trench Funeral Home, Listowel, on Wednesday evening, where a private family service will be held today (Thursday), with Rev. Cecil Wittich officiating. Interment in Bethseda Cemetery, Moorefield. Memorial remembrances to Calvary United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

The Record 22 Aug 1996 
Ralph Frederick Martin Wilken
 
39049 Wilken, Walter L. - On Saturday, March 1, 1986, at K-W Hospital, age 90 years, of Elmira. Beloved husband of Kathleen Uttley; dear father of Doris (Mrs. Douglas Drysdale) of Dartmouth, N.S., and Anne (Mrs. Bernhard Long) of Ancaster. Five grandchildren also survive. Brother of Ruth (Mrs. Cecil Sadler) of Brantford. Predeceased by his first wife, Meta Schierholtz; four brothers and one sister. Visitation at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, after 2 p.m. today, until Tuesday at noon, when removal will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for funeral service at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Mervin Huras officiating. Interment Elmira Union cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, would be appreciated.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 3 March 1986 
Walter Louis Wilken
 
39050 Vital Statistics Preston Deaths

WILKEN, WILLIAM GERMAN PLASTERER

Date of death, date of birth, place of birth: APR 5, 1939 SEPT 16, 1861 ONTARIO Age and cause of death: 77 HEART DISEASE CORONARY BLCOK, ADVANCED AGE CHRONIC ALCOHOLISM Parents: FRED WILKEN, GERMANY ------, GERMANY Death reported by, connection to deceased, place of burial: VAL. WILKEN SON PRESTON ONTARIO 
William Wilken
 
39051 One of the first settlers in the Township Andreas Wilker
 
39052 On the ship Alice from Bremen, Germany Anna Christina Wilker
 
39053 Died - Mrs. Catherine Ernst, an aged and highly esteemed resident of this town, passed away early yesterday morning in her 87th year. The deceased was the widow of the late Christian Ernst, former postmaster of this town, who predeceased her in 1898. He maiden name was Catherine Wilker and she was born at Petersburg, and for the past sixty years resided in New Hamburg where she was dearly beloved by a wide circle of friends. In religion she was a devoted adherent of the Lutheran faith. Three sons survive her, Messr. Jacob, Henry A. and John P. Ernst, all of New Hamburg. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home to St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Riverside Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent, August 11, 1922 
Catherine Wilker
 
39054 WILKER, Daniel William - Peacefully, on Sunday, Jan 2, 1994, at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton. He was formerly of Carthage and was born in Ellice township, 88 years ago, a son of the late Jacob and Mattie (Ropp) Wilker. He was a member of Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank, where he had been trustee and Sunday school teacher. He had been director of the former Britton Cheese Factory and a trustee of the former SS No.6, Mornington Town-ship Public School Board. Dan enjoyed woodworking and gardening as his hobbies. Beloved husband of the former Laura Bast, who predeceased him in 1988. Loving father of Marion and her husband William Breedon of RR 1, Charing Cross, Ont., Elroy and his wife Jean of Milverton, Lauretta and her husband Delmer Bender of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by 16 grand-children, 20 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Ervin Gerber and his wife Betty; a daughter-in-law, Marie and her husband Daniel Zehr, all of New Hamburg; five sisters-in-law, Emma (Mrs. Sam Lebold) of Milverton, Clara and her husband Emanuel Zehr of Poole, Vera and her husband Elmer Erb of Wellesley, Elizabeth (Mrs. Elvy Bast) of Stratford, Lena (Mrs. Sam Bast) of Tavistock. Daniel was predeceased by one daughter, Frieda Gerber; one son, Willie and one granddaughter, Donna. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 9 Pacific Ave., Milverton, after 2 p.m. today (Monday) and until tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1994, at noon when transfer will be made to Riverdale Mennonite Church for the service at a p.m. with Rev. Raymond Erb officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Knollcrest Lodge or Riverdale Mennonite Church.


The Record newspaper 3 Jan 1994 
Daniel William Wilker
 
39055 SCHINDLER, Edna

Of 1649 Concession Road, Cambridge, on Saturday, May 5, 1990, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Edna Wilker, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Gordon Schindler; dear mother of Robert and his wife Joan of Waterloo, Ronald and his wife Pauline of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence and Andrew Wilker, both of Tavistock; one sister, Elfrieda Chapman of Kitchener. Mrs. Schindler was born in Tavistock and came to Preston in 1939. She was employed at Hostess Foods for 16 years, until she retired 10 years ago. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Cambridge. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home, Tuesday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 May 1990 pg A11 
Edna Wilker
 
39056 Mrs. Edward J. Schlueter

Elmira - A service for Mrs. Edward J. Schlueter, 62, of 25 Hett Ave., Kitchener who died here Tuesday will be held at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlour Friday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be Parkview cemetery, Waterloo. The former Elfrieda Wilker, she was born in Wellesley Township Jan. 14, 1908, a daughter of Mrs. Lena Wilker of Linwood and the late Conrad Wilker. Surviving besides her husband and her mother are two sons, Leslie of Kitchener and Wayne of Waterloo; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Stanley of RR 2, Elmira; four brothers, Edgar of Linwood, Clayton and Ronald, both of Kitchener and Cecil of Waterloo; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Amelia) Lackner of Elmira, Mrs. H. (Bertha) Wilson of RR 1, Britton, Mrs. G. Doris) Spitzig of Alvinston, and 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by one sister. The body will be at the funeral parlor after 7 p.m. today.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

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Elmira - Mrs. Edward Schlueter, 25 Hett Ave., Kitchener, formerly of Elmira, died suddenly today at the laundromat she and her husband operated on Arthur Street in Elmira. She was 62. The body is at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

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Elfrieda Schleuter


A funeral service took place Friday at the Dreisinger funeral parlor for Mrs. Edward J. Schleuter, 62, of Kitchener, formerly of Elmira. She died suddenly last Tuesday at the laundromat on Arthur Street, Elmira. Burial was in Parkview cemetery, Waterloo.

The former Elfrieda Wilker, she was born in Wellesley township January 14, 1908, a daughter of Mrs. Lena Wilker of Linwood and the late Conrad Wilker.


Surviving besides her husband and her mother are two sons, Leslie of Kitchener and Wayne of Waterloo; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Stanley of RR 2 Elmira; four brothers, Edgar of Linwood, Clayton and Ronald, both of Kitchener and Cecil of Waterloo; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Amelia) Lackner of Elmira, Mrs. H. (Bertha) Wilson of RR 1, Britton, Mrs. G. (Doris) Spitzig of Alvinston, and 10 grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one sister.

Elmira Signet 6 Jan 1971 pg. 11 
Elfrieda Wilker
 
39057 MRS. ERVIN GERBER 1967 Mrs. Ervin Gerber, 30, of St. Agatha, died on Thursday, September 22, at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, after a lengthy illness. The former Frida Magdalena Wilker, she was born in Mornington Township, on May 21, 1936. She was a member of first Mennonite Church, Kitchener. In March, 1955, she married Ervin Gerber, at Kitchener. Surviving are her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wilker, of R.R. 1, Britton; a son, Dennis, and five daughters, Bonnie, Tamara, Sheila, Shelley and Denise, all at home; a brother, Elroy, of R.R. 1, Britton; two sisters, Mrs. William (Marion) Breedon, of Stratford, and Miss Loretta, of Seaforth. The body rested at the Futher Brothers funeral home, Wellesley, until noon Sunday, A funeral ser...


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Sep 1967 
Frieda Magdalena Wilker
 
39058 LINWOOD - Jacob R. Wilker, 65, of Linwood, died in Woodstock General Hospital Tuesday, Dec. 30. He had been in failing health for the past several weeks and was confined to Stratford General Hospital until about a week ago. Mr. Wilker was born in West Zorra, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wilker, and farmed on the 9th line of that township until about 18 years ago. He then moved to Woodstock for a few years and latterly had been living at Linwood. Surviving besides his wife, formerly Ella Elizabeth Krug, are one son, Floyd, London, Ont., one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Armstrong, Woodstock; four brothers, Conrad, Linwood, John, Hickson, George, East Zorra and Milton of Stratford, three sisters, Mrs. Fred Deckert, Linwood, Mrs. Emerson Kalbfleisch, West Zorra , and Mrs. Louise Sippel, Stratford; and three grandchildren. The funeral was held from the M.D. (Mac) Smith Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m. Temporary entombment was made in Woodstock Mausoleum.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Jan 1953 
Jacob R. Wilker
 
39059 WILKER, Ruby Marion - Of 67 St. David Street, Stratford, passed away at her residence, on her 76th birthday, Tuesday, January 20,2004. Born in Poole, she was the daughter of the late William Fetter and the former Agnes Bender. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Stratford. Ruby received immense enjoyment from playing many different card games. Beloved wife of Robert (Bob) Henry Wilker. Dear mother of Fred Wilker and wife Kathy of Chatham. Dear grandmother of Mike and Michelle Wilker. Dear sister of Dorothy Jacobs and husband Hemel (Sam) of Waterloo. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Inez Voll and husband Arnold of Waterloo and Betty Fetter of Milverton and several nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Roy, Edward, John and Percy Fetter. Relatives and friends will be received at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 115 Cambria Street, Stratford on Friday, January 23,2004 at 1 p.m. Rev. Timothy Teuscher will officiate. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Robert Henry "Bob" Wilker
 
39060 Wilker, William Andrew, son of Daniel and Laura (Bast) Wilker, was born in Mornington Twp., Ont., Sept. 9, 1937; died at his home in a tractor accident, June 9, 1964; aged 26 y. 9 m. On June 8, 1963, he was married to Marie Jantzi, who survives. Also surviving is a brother (Elroy), and 3 sisters (Marion - Mrs. William Breedon, Freida - Mrs. Irvin Gerber, and Lauretta). He was a member of the Riverdale Church, where funeral services were held June 12, in charge of Menno Zehr and David K. Jantzi.

GOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 26 - July 7, 1964 - pp 590, 591 
William Andrew Wilker
 
39061 DAVID, Bertha Alice Of Royal" Terrace Nursing Home, Palmerston, passed away, on Wednesday, August 1, 1990, in her 93rd year, Bertha Alice Wilkerson. Beloved wife of the late Ambrose David. Dear mother of William David and his wife Dorothy of Huntsville, Lillian and her husband Ronald Brooks of Courtney, B.C., Ernie David and his wife Ruby of Neustadt, Dorothy and her husband Cliff Hackett of Waterloo, Florence and her husband Earl Maxwell of Bloomingdale, Ivy and her husband Gilbert Monk of Durham, Elsie and her hus-band Bill Willert of Rodney and Edward David and his wife June of Fordwich; mother-in-law of Catherine David of Harriston and Reita David of Ayton. Fondly remembered by 33 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by three sons, Frank, Harold and Robert David; one sister, Lillian Morley and three brothers, William, Frank and Charles Wilkerson. Friends may pay their respects, today (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palm-erston, where Rev. Herbert Sormin will conduct the funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment Gorrie cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, dona-tions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Bertha Alice Wilkerson
 
39062 WILKES, Walter John - March 25, 1924 - February 15, 2009. Peacefully in sleep at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, after a lengthy battle with cancer and heart disease. Walt was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Born in Windsor, he served his country overseas as a fighter pilot for the RCAF in World War II with 438 Squadron. He was one of the last surviving Typhoon pilots in Canada. Walt also flew Spitfires, but truly loved to take to the air in Hawker Hurricanes. He returned from the war and worked for Ambassador Motors, where he met Patricia McEachren, with whom he shared a life-long love affair and marriage of more than 58 years. He had a varied and successful business career, including the insurance brokerage that carried his name until his retirement in 1986. He was a founding member of the South Windsor Lions Club, a life member of Masonic Great Western Lodge 47 and longtime member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Club, Wing 404 in Kitchener. Walt was predeceased by his parents, Lillie and John Wilkes, sister Elvian and brothers Jim and Bob. He is survived by his wife Pat of Waterloo, sons Jim of Mississauga and John of Fort Pierce, Fla., and daughter Barb Thiel and husband Gary of Waterloo. He is also survived by grandchildren James (Maggie), Jackie (Morgan), Johnathan (Carly), Johanna, John (Jessica) and Jenny (Ryan). He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 21 at 1 p.m. at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo. Visitation with the family from Noon until 12:45 p.m. the day of service. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials that celebrate Walt's life and interests.


The Waterloo Region Record newspaper - Feb. 17, 2009 
Walter John Wilkes
 
39063 WILKIE - On the 30th of October, 1901, in Grand Rapids, Mich., Abram Wilkie, son of August Wilkie, of Bloomingdale, Waterloo Co., Ont. He had been working in Grand Rapids for about two years. In leaving the street car on his way to dinner, the day being very rainy and cold, he pulled his cap down to protect his face and started around the rear of the car to cross the street. A car coming along from the opposite direction on the other track just then, caught him just as he stepped on the other track and killed him instantly. The remains were brought to the home of his parents and buried at the Cressman M.H., Breslau, on the 3d of November, where services were conducted in the German language by Solomon Gehman, assisted by the U.B. minister. A large concourse of people assemble to sympathize with the bereaved young wife and the parents and friends of the deceased. He had accepted Christ nearly a year before his death and was an earnest worker for the Lord. His sudden death is a loud call to young and old to prepare for the coming of the Son of Man who may come at an hour that we think not.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 22, November 15, 1901 - Page 350, 351 
Abraham Wilkie
 
39064 ABRAIM (ABE) WILKIE

At the Kitchener - Waterloo Hospital, on Friday, Dec. 15, 1972, suddenly following a heart attack, Abraim (Abe) Wilkie of 9 Oak Street, Bridgeport, age 59 years; born in Bloomingdale, a son of Mrs. Lucinda Wilkie and the late Simon Wilkie; a Twin City area resident all his life and employed at Burns Food Limited for 23 years; husband of Ann Balcovy; father of Dennis, Route 1, West Montrose, Larry of Kitchener, Darlene at home; brother of Albert of Baden, William of Bridgeport, Edward of Kitchener, Ruth (Mrs. Isaac Gole) of West Montrose and Tina (Mrs. Maynard Gies) of Conestogo; grandfather of Darren Wilkie. Besides his father, he was predeceased by three brothers, Ephraim, Leander, Carland and one son in infancy. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener. Funeral service in the chapel, Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Harold Groh officiating. Interment Bloomingdale Mennonite cemetery. Donations to the coronary unit of the K-W Hospital may be made as expressions of sympathy

________________

Abraim Wilklie

Funeral service was conducted in Kitchener ___ for Abraim (Abe) Wilkie of Bridgeport. He died Friday at K-W Hospital at the age of 59. Burial was a tthe Bloomingdale Mennonite cemetery. He was born in Bloomingdale, a son of Mrs. Lucinda Wilkie and the late Simon Wilkie, husband of Ann Balcovy; father of Dennis of RR1 West Montrose, Larry of Kitchener and Donna at home; brother of Albert of Baden, William of Bridgeport, Edward of Kitchener, Ruth (Mrs. Isaac Gole) of West Montrose, and Tena (Mrs. Maynard Gies) of Conestogo; grandfather of one. Besides his father, his was predeceased by three brothers, Ephraim, Leander and Carland and one son in infancyy.


Elmira Signet Dec 20 1972 pg 17 
Abraim "Abe" Wilkie
 
39065 WILKIE, Dennis One of the hardest things in life is writing an obituary for someone you really loved. Dennis passed away at Missinaibi Provincial Park on Saturday, August 13, 2016, doing what he loved. Camping, fishing (of which he had one of the best days ever), campfires, fish fries and of course the odd beverage. We will all miss him; his wife Barb (hard to get good help nowadays) and best friend; his son Darren and his wife Karen and his daughter Paula, and of course his two favourite grandchildren, Ethan who was his fishing buddy and apprentice at Missinaibi, and Cailyn, his crib partner - yes he did let her win some games. Dennis will leave a void in everyone's lives. He always had a good story or a good joke to tell. He is survived by his brother Larry (Rose) and family, his sisters-in-law Jan McNeil (Gary) and family, Deb Prout (Bruce) and family, Jean Horst (Steve) and family, and brother-in-law Dave Horst (Joan) and family. Dennis was predeceased by his parents Abraim and Anne Wilkie, sister Darlene, father-in-law and mother-in-law Earl and Mildred Horst, and brother-in-law Jim Horst. Dennis will be missed by his fishing buddies at Missinaibi Provincial Park - George, Tim, Dave (Watty), Bruce and Ross, and by his Cape Breton hunting buddies Earl, Gerd and Bill. Oh how we will miss the funny stories and "happenings" that occurred during these times; life will never be the same. Dennis was a big Toronto Blue Jay fan, and never missed a game (on the radio of course). His armchair coaching will really be missed. Thank you to Ethan for being there with me, also Deb, Bruce, Logan, Devon and Kiera, without you it would have been a tougher time. Thank you to Logan and Kiera for performing CPR on Uncle Dennis, I know it was rough on both of you, but he would have been happy knowing you were there for him. To Wayne and Carol, Robert and Sue, Tina and Phil, Remy and Lorraine, your friendship and help meant more than you can know. Also to the park staff, Tony and Jeff, and the two OPP officers that stayed until the end, Constable Arsenault and Constable Lane, you guys were amazing. Thank you too to Ingo for being there. A big thank you to Darren, Karen and Paula, Ethan and Cailyn, without family it would have been even harder. There will be a "happy time" held for Dennis at the Elmira Legion, 11 First St. E., Elmira, on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 4 to 9 p.m. Wear your best camp or fishing clothes in Dennis's honour, bring along your funny stories and remembrances. Dennis was the previous owner of Overland Plumbing & Heating Inc. for 25 years, and D.D.W. Plumbing & Heating Inc., with his son Darren for 15 years. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a fund for Missinaibi Provincial Park, Chapleau, Ontario, Dennis's favourite spot in the entire world, would be appreciated and may be arranged by calling Dreisinger Funeral Home , 519-669-2207. Cremation has taken place. Hopefully the fishing will be good in the next place on your journey. We will miss all the funny stories. Online condolences may be made at www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com Dennis Wilkie
 
39066 WILKIE, Edward J.

Passed away, peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, June 21, 1999, at the age of 74 years. Loving husband of Helen (Wendell) Wilkie for 53 years. Beloved father of Allan Wilkie and his wife Suzan of Kitchener, Brian Wilkie and his wife Betty of Elora, Wayne Wilkie and his wife Wendy of Palmerston and Gary Wilkie of Terrace, B.C. Proud grandfather of Aaron of Edmonton, Amanda of Palmerston and Andrew, Kayla and Robbie of Kitimat, B.C. Dear brother of Tena Gies and her husband Maynard of Elmira and brother-in-law of Erla Wilkie of Kitchener and Ann Zacharias of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents, Simon and Lucinda (nee Westfall) Wilkie and by his brothers, Ephriam, Abram, Leander, Albert ("Punch"), Carl and Bill and by one sister, Ruth Gole. Ed was wounded in Holland in 1944 and was a triple amputee and was a charter member of the Waterloo Wellington War Amps Association. He was employed at Uniroyal before and after his war service with the Essex Scottish Regiment. Mr. Wilkie's family will receive friends and relatives at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Don Stroh officiating. Interment at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Conestogo.

The Record Newspaper 22 Jun 1999 pg B4 
Edward J. Wilkie
 
39067 John Wilkie Killed In Fall Into Hold of Bare Michigan
Head Badly Fractured When Man Falls 14 Feet.
Hit Steel Work
Was Alone at the time That Accident Occurred

John Wilkie, 54 years of age, residing at 147 1_th street west, was almost instantly killed on Wednesday night when he fell into the hold of the barge Michigan, owned by the John Harrison & Sons Co., Limited as she was tied up at a coal dock on the west side of the harbor. He was so terribly injured that he passed away about 15 minutes after he had been taken to the General and Marin hospital, an did not regain consciousness.

The unfortunate man, who was employed as one of the engineers on the barge has assisted in loading some of the coal, and had been operating the crane, and at the conclusion of his work had come down to the deck of the boat from the engine room. One of the hatches had not been closed up and it ws into this hatch that Mr. Wilkie fell, a distance of 14 feet, his head striking the steel work on the bottom. Just what caused him to fall is unknown. Mr. A. Mackie, who was the second crane man, missed him after he had come down and who found him in the hold of the barge. He at once secured assistance, Dr. Gaviller was called and immediately ordered the injured man removed to the hospital. The ambulance was secured and he was hurried away, but it was apparent from the first that there was no hope of recovery, as the man's head was in a terrible condition, the skull being fractured and part of it was almost pulp.

The late Mr. Wilkie was a native of Bruce county, and was born in the township of Culross on December 31, 1875. He was the son of the late Mr. And Mrs. William Wilkie. He was married on August 28th, 1901 to Miss Bessie McBeath of Skipness and was employed for of 16 years at Shallow Lake, where he worked at the cement works and later spent seven years at Hepworth and four years at Park Head. He came to Owen Sound in October last and assisted in fitting up the barge Michigan which had been purchased by John Harrison and Sons Co. Limited. He was considered an efficient and faithful workman, and was well liked by his associates on the boat.

He is survived by his wife and a family of seven children. Mrs. Will Currie of Park Head; Mrs. Stanley Buckton of Hepworth; Meville, Teena, John, Lillian and Irene at home. He also leaves two brothers, Joseph, Shallow Lake, Erse? Big Valley, Alberta and two sister Mrs. Goldwin Cherry of Ward, Nipissing district and Mrs. Frank Wilson also of Ward.


The Sun 15 May 1930

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My grandfather was born Dec. 21, 1875 and was married to Jessie McBeath on August 28, 1901 . His named on the certificate is John Wilkey ( it is also noted that way in the Good family bible but he spelled him name Wilkie) Witness at the wedding were Joseph Wilkie (his brother) and Mary Walker. They were married at Skipness, County of Bruce, Ont.

He is listed on the 1881 cencus. At the age of 6 years old his father William Wilkie died from typhoid fever in 1885 and he and his brother Joseph lived with his aunt Magdelena (Good) and Levi Erb for a while. His mother Mary married again a second time to William Hambley. I have a copy of that wedding certificate as well. The children show up as Hambley in the next census.


Email Joan Sandles 2012 
John Wilkie
 
39068 Staying with Anna Smith widow of Alpheus Smith and her family. John Wilkie
 
39069 Leander (Jeff) Wilkie, 52, of Bloomingdale died Wednesday night of a heart attack while working in the Uniroyal Ltd. tire division. Born May 8, 1915, at Bloomingdale, he was a son of Mrs. Simon Wilkie of Bloomingdale and the late Mr. Wilkie. He was a life-long Bloomingdale resident and worked in the Uniroyal tire division for the past 32 years. Surviving besides his mother, are five brothers, Abram and William, both of Bridgeport, Albert of Petersburg, Edward of Kitchener and Carl of Bloomingdale, and two sisters, Mrs. Isaac (Ruth) Gole of West Montrose and Mrs. Amynard (Tena) Gies of Conestogo. He was predeceased by one brother, Ephraim. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Laurence J. Martin, pastor of Bloomingdale Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Bloomingdale Mennonite cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Oct 1967 pg 26 
Leander Wilkie
 
39070 Simon Wilkie

Simon Wilkie of Bloomingdale was found dead in bed at his home early Monday morning. He was 67 years old. An employee of the J. A. McAllister Lumber Company all his life, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Wilkie born in Rosedale on Jan. 11, 1877. He attended the Snyder Mennonite Church in Bloomingdale.

Surviving are his wife, the former Lucinda Westfal, six sons, Abraim of Bloomingdale, Leander at home, Albert of Kitchener, Pte. William Wilkie stationed an the west coast. Pte. Edward Wilkie stationed on the east coast and Carl Wilkie at home two daughters, Ruth Wilkie and Tena, both at home; one brother, John of Kitchener, and one sister, Mrs. Ephraim Holtzman of Chesley. One son, Ephraim, predeceased him. There are three grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held privately on Friday at 2 p.m. from the Mennonite Church at Bloomingdale at 2.30 p.m. Interment will be in the Bloomingdale cemetery, Rev. H. W. Stevanus officiating.


Waterloo Chronicle 8 Sep 1944 pg 3 
Simon August "Sam" Wilkie
 
39071 Tombstone Reads 1876 Lilly Florence "Lillie" Wilkin
 
39072 LA FORTUNE, Agnes

At Parkview Nursing Centre, Hamilton on Saturday, November 17th, 1990. Agnes La Fortune beloved wife of the late Edmond J. La Fortune, loving mother of Joan Mason and Colleen Mazzocato. Dear sister of Verne Wilkins of Woodstock. Beloved grandmother of Marie Sguigna, Wesley and Michelle Mason and Michael, Mark and Matthew Mazzocato. Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated at Cathedral of Christ the King Church, Hamilton, on Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Cambridge Reporter 1990 
Agnes B. Wilkins
 
39073 Albert E. Wilkins

GALT - Albert E. Wilkins, 71, of 14 Norfolk Ave., died Sunday, at South Waterloo Hospital. Mr. Wilkins was born in Galt and lived here all his life. He was a former member of the Amity Club and was a veteran of the First World War. He is survived by one nephew, Jackson Deckert, Galt. The body is at Little's Funeral Home, where funeral service will he conducted, Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Trinity cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Sep 1966 pg 23 
Private Albert E. Wilkins
 
39074 In Galt, on Tuesday, 19th July, 1881, at 2:15 a.m., Edgar Blake, youngest son of Nicholas and Bessie Wilkins, aged 8 years and 4 months.

Galt Reporter Jul 22 1881 pg 8 
Edgar Blake Wilkins
 
39075 WILKINS, John Wallace "Dooley"

1924-2010. It is with a measure of both sadness at his passing and great joy of a life well lived, that we announce the death of John "Dooley" Wilkins on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Stirling Heights Long Term Care Centre. Predeceased in September 2007, by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy (Reuter). Loving father of Mary and her husband Wayne Burnet of Cambridge and Thomas Wilkins and Heather Fliegel of Wasaga Beach. Dooley was a very special "Poppy" to Brooke Burnet, and a loving Grandpa to Thomas and Katelyn Wilkins. Dooley was predeceased by his brother Bruce, and Bruce's wife Gloria (Reuter). He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Dooley served in WWII and was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126 in Preston. He was an avid sportsman, playing both hockey and baseball. After WWII, Dooley stayed overseas and played goal for the Canadian Forces Hockey Team, winning the European Cup. He was well-known locally as a gifted sign-writer and artist. Friends and relatives are welcomed to a Memorial Gathering to celebrate Dooley's life on Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the "Gathering Space" of Stirling Heights Long Term Care Centre, 200 Stirling MacGregor Drive, in Cambridge. Words cannot express the deep gratitude and love we feel towards Dooley's "family" at Stirling Heights. He loved you all very deeply. Arrangements entrusted to the Corbett Funeral Home.

Wilkins,John Wallace-death-Waterloo Region Record 11 Mar 2010 
John Wallace "Dooley" Wilkins
 
39076 N.B. Wilkins

Mr. N.B. Wilkins, jeweller and optician, conducts one of the most extensive businesses in his particular line west of Toronto. Though a young man his experience and practical knowledge give him a prominent place as a jeweller and optician. His store and office is in the Gore Block, Main Street.


Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897  
Nicholas Brock Wilkins
 
39077 WILKINS, Paul

In his 41st year, died peacefully, at his residence. 847 Regent St., Cambridge, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 1994. Loving husband and best friend of Carmelita O'Keefe and dear dad to Melanie and Alaina, both at home. Dear son of Jean and the late Wilmer Wilkins; brother of John and Sherri Wilkins, Richard Wilkins and Sue Aram, Barbara and Rod MacEachern, Carolyn Wilkins and Jack Anthony, all of Cambridge. Loving godson of Nany O'Keefe and the late Poppy O'Keefe. Dearly loved by Sister Maureen O'Keefe of Baie Verte, Nfld., Betty and Martin Craig, Nellie and John Young, all of Cambridge, Anna and Michael Kelly of St. John's, Nfld., Philip and Diane O'Keefe of Mississauga, Carol and Richard O'Brien, Clara and Ed Young, all of Cambridge, Cathy and Guy Wakeford of Leamington, Tom and Wendy O'Keefe of Cambridge and Gemrna O'Keefe of Toronto. Dear uncle to 45 nieces and nephews and fondly loved by neighbors and friends. Paul was an active member of the St. Clement's RC Church. He was an auxiliary minister and a member of the Parish Council. Paul was employed as an Account Manager with the CIBC at King/Queen in Kitchener. He was a member of the K-W Sales and Ad Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Cambridge (Preston). The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of New Life, will be held at St. Clement's RC Church. 745 Duke St., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1994, at 10 a.m., with Father L. P. Cullaton celebrant. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record Newspaper 26 Sep 1994 pg A9 
Paul T. J. Wilkins
 
39078 Sad Death in Galt

I t is with feelings of the deepest regret, that we this week announce the lamentable death of Mr. Stephen Wilkins, so long and favorably known as a prominent business man in the town. The circumstances attending this death are of the most painful nature, and such as to cause the widest sympathy for the family and friends of the deceased. It was only in our last issue that we gave the particulars of the destructive fire in Mr. Wilkins' establishment on the preceding Sabbath evening and little we thought as we wrote the particulars of the fire, that we would this week be called upon to record Mr. Wilkins' sad death. But so it is.

For a year or so past Mr. Wilkins' health has been anything but good, and it was felt by his friends that he had failed mentally as well as physically. He was perfectly able, however, to conduct his business in a satisfactory manner and of late, in fact, had been thought to be improving. The occurrence of the fire in his establishment however, seemed to excite him very much, particularly at first; but as soon as the appraisers commenced to ascertain the damage to the stock, he joined will them in the work, and appeared more reconciled to his, loss. He continued so at work till it ceased on Friday evening, when he went to his residence, Ker street, retiring to bed shortly after 9 o'clock. In the morning Mrs. Wilkin found it difficult to awaken him but at length succeeded in doing so, she was horrified by his telling her that on retiring to bed taken an ounce of laudanum, and that taking it he had thrown the bottle out of the window. She immediately sent for Dr. Philips, and at that time no serious results were anticipated. As Dr. Philip had to leave town for some time, he requested Dr. Vardon to look after his patient, and upon the latter visiting him during the forenoon he found him lying in his bed, with a deathly palor on his face. Taking hint by the shoulder, the Dr. roused him sufficiently to enable him to speak; but on turning down the bed clothes he found the bed soaked with blood, which was still flowing from several wounds in the body. Upon taking him what had stabbed himself with, the unfortunate man showed the Dr. a small pocket-knife which was still clutched in his right hand, Everything was done that was possible under the circumstances; but about 1 o'clock Mr. Wilkins relapsed into a state of insensibility, from which he never recovered, breathing his last about 8 o'clock in the evening. Mr. Wilkins was in the 40th year of his ago, and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his untimely death.

An inquest was held on Sunday before Dr. Vardon and a competent jury, when the evidence bore out the facts as here given. A post mortem examination was held, when it was found that the ventricle of the heart had been penetrated in two places by the knife. The verdict, returned was to the effect that the deceased came to his death by his own hands, while laboring under mental depression. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, and was largely attended, both by citizens and by members of the Oddfellows and Foresters Societies the bands playing the "dead march" as the cortege passed through the streets.

Galt Reporter May 23 1879 pg 2 
Stephen Wilkins
 
39079 2 story cut granite stone, constructed for William H. Wilkins William H. Wilkins
 
39080 Death of Mr. Wm. H. Wilkins - Our obituary today contains a notice of the death of Mr. Wm. H. Wilkins, some few years ago a prominent business man in Galt. Of late years Mr. Wilkins has resided in Toronto, in which city he expired on Saturday last. He was well known in both the town and surrounding country, and at one time occupied a seat at our Council Board. he was aged 42 years at the time of his death.

Galt Reporter May 9 1879 pg 2 
William Henry Wilkins
 
39081 William J. Wilkins, 30, Kitchener, died Sunday, September 1, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born April 14, 1933 in Kitchener, a son of Albert W. Wilkens of Owen Sound and the late Mrs. Wilkins who predeceased him in 1946. He was an employee of J. M. Schneiders Limited. Besides his father, he is survived by three brothers, Dennis of Calgary, Alta., Harold of Waterloo and Alfred of Guelph, and three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Shirley) Staudelbaum of Kitchener, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Detweiler of Elmira and Mrs. Raymond (Bernice) Barnes of Guelph. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ratz- Bechtel Funeral Home with Rev. C. E. Hunking, minister of Bethany United Missionary Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Sep 1963 
William J. Wilkins
 
39082 WILKINS, Wilmer Thomas

He has gone to be with the Lord, after fighting a long and courageous battle, of 2126 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, on Friday, Oct. 25, 1991, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Jean Gingrich and dear father of Paul and his wife Carmelita, John and his wife Sherry of Cambridge, Richard and his fiancee Susan Aram of Waterloo, Barbara and her husband Rod MacEachern, Carolyn and friend Jack Anthony of Cambridge; loving grandfather of Jamie, Tim, Melanie, Leanne, Alaina, Jessica, Lindsay, Mandy and Ryan, all of Cambridge. Also survived by one sister, Evelyne (Mrs. Thomas Kidd) of Stratford. Predeceased by four brothers, Earl, Norman, Albert, Tim; two sisters, Mabel Cook and Nellie Matthews. Mr. Wilkins was born in Owen Sound, a resident of Cambridge, since 1949. Retired from Eastern Steel (Frisk Canada). Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Monday (today), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Wanner Mennonite Church, Beaverdale Road, Cambridge, (corner of Old Maple Grove Road), Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m., Rev. Eric Rempel officiating. Interment in Wanner cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Oct 1991 pg A11 
Wilmer Thomas "Slim" Wilkins
 
39083 Alice was the daughter of John Wilkinson and Agnes Whitehead. Alice Wilkinson
 
39084 WILKINSON, Arthur A.

Peacefully, on Friday, June 6, 1997, at Listowel Memorial Hospital, Arthur A. Wilkinson, in his 94th year, of Elmira. He is mourned by one brother, Amos and his wife Annie of Palmerston and a cousin, Christina Pfeffer of Elmira. Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Wilkinson: two brothers, Frederick and Ira; two sisters, Sarah and Vera, who died in infancy. Arthur lived in the area all his life. His early years were on a farm at Wallenstein and later retired in Elmira. He was a committed church attendant and a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Missionary Church in Elmira. His later months were spent at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Listowel. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Monday at noon, transfer will be made to Emmanuel Evangelical Missionary Church, Elmira, for funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Willis Hunking officiating, followed by interment in the Elmira Union Cemetery.

The Record Newspaper 7 Jun 1997 pg B4 
Arthur Aaron Wilkinson
 
39085 Miss Elizabeth Wilkinson Passes - There passed away at Laurel Nursing Home, Woodstock, early Monday morning, February 6, Miss Elizabeth (Bessie) Wilkinson after a long illness. A native of Washington, only daughter of William Smith Wilkinson and his wife Margaret Hall, she was born on lot 11, Concession 13, east of the village. Her early years were spent there until, at the death of her father, the family moved to Woodstock. Her higher education was received at Woodstock College, after which she trained for a nurse in a New York hospital, and practiced her profession there. An interesting period of her life was spent as nursing companion to a French lady when they travelled around the world. Retiring in Woodstock, part of these years were spent employed at the office in the Y.W.C. A. Presbyterian by faith, Miss Wilkinson belonged to Knox Church, and while physically able was active in the interests of group work. An only brother, Dr. W. S. Wilkinson, died on the eve of the Dr. Byrd expedition which he was to have accompanied. The funeral was held today (Wed.), from the F. F. Rowell Funeral Home, Woodstock, with temporary entombment in Woodstock Cemetery Mausoleum, followed by burial later in Ayr Cemetery. Mrs. D. E. Stauffer and Gordon Kaufman, of this locality are cousin, of Miss Wilkinson.

The Ayr News Feb 9 1967 pg 4 
Elizabeth M. "Bessie" Wilkinson
 
39086 RENWICK, Ethel

Passed away suddenly, in Cambridge, on Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at the age of 84 years. Beloved wife of Ken for 63 years. Loving mother of Greg (Galina) of London, England and Val Geddes (Scott) of Cambridge. Much loved grandmother of Sarah, Michael, Jay, Chris and Allison. Ethel lived her entire life in Cambridge (Galt). She was a lifelong member of Central Presbyterian Church where she joyfully volunteered for many years. She loved her "family times" and was especially happy when everyone gathered at the cottage on Portage Lake. She was a wonderful cook and will be fondly remembered for her "butter tarts" and "nine-day pickles." The Renwick family received friends and relatives at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral to celebrate Ethel's life will take place in the funeral home chapel, on Friday April 13, 2007 (today), at 11 a.m. A private family interment Mount View Cemetery.

The Record Newspaper 13 Apr 2007 pg B5 
Ethel Wilkinson
 
39087 BARIL, Georgette Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and is now reunited with her loving husband Lionel on Friday, November 28, 2014, at the age of 81. Loving mother of Diane Waddle, Mark (Angela) and Denise Seitz (Dale). Loving grandma of Michael, Matthew, Michelle, Stephanie, Alex, Jessica and Kayle. Loving great-grandma of Peyton. Loving sister of George and the late Monique Wilkinson, the late Betty Wilkinson, Robert and Carol Wilkinson, Albert and the late Joan Wilkinson, sister-in-law Valeda St. Pierre and her late husband Philias, the late Conrad and Jeanne-D'arc, the late Rhea and Isadore Deschamps, Marcel and Lucielle Baril, the late Gonzague and Juilette Baril, the late Rheal and Georgianne Baril and Paul and Estelle Baril. Predeceased by her husband Lionel in 1992, sister Betty, her parents Yvonne and George Wilkinson and Step Father Stan Tremblay. Georgette will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to the thank everyone for the care and support that they have provided for the family. Georgette's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Anthony Daniel R.C. Church on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. Following mass interment at Woodland Cemetery, reception to follow in the Parish Life Centre. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Food Bank at St. Aloysius or K-W Humane Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Georgette's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 1 Dec 2014 
Georgette Wilkinson
 
39088 Elmira Signet Newspaper 19 Jul 1900 pg 2, col 2 & 3

Obituary: Mr John Wilkinson died at his late place of residence near Conestogo on Sunday last... Deceased was born in Northumberlandshire, England, in 1824, and emigrated to Canada with his parents when nine years old, settling in Peel County, Chinquacousy township, where his earlier years and a few years of his married life were spent. Then moving up west into what was then known as the Queen's Bush, he took up 100 acres in Wellesley township, near Hawkesville, which he cleared and lived on until 1877....He was for many years a member of the Methodist church.... His family left to mourn his loss are:- His wife, Susannah Akitt, his daughter Hannah, with her brothers Johnson and Herbert on his late residence, an adopted daughter Becca, also at home. Thomas and John, farming near Hawkesville, and Robert of Berlin. Besides these, a son and two daughters are already dead...among the large family of the father of deceased three have died within the last four months, leaving an elder brother, William, living near Cheltenham, Peel Co., and a young sister, Phyllis, living in Hillsburg. 
John Wilkinson
 
39089 John Wilkinson carried on a repair shop first at Edward Burn's house on Nelson Street, then for years in part of Billie Saults Building, then in small building at end of Wayper's shed on Avenue Street and ended his days on the south side of Queen where Gordon Schmidt is now.

Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
John Wilkinson
 
39090 JOHNSON J. WILKINSON, fourth son of the late John Wilkinson, was born in the Township of Wellesley near Hawksville. He moved to the Township of Woolwich in 1878, and has since that time resided on the farm which he now occupies. Mr. Wilkinson has been a member of Woolwich Township Council for five years.

Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906) pg 30 
Johnson J. Wilkinson
 
39091 In Hamilton, Nov. 18th, Mr. William Wilkinson, aged 63 years, father of Messrs. George and Clark Wilkinson, of Galt.

Galt Reporter Nov 26 1886 pg 8
 
William Wilkinson
 
39092 On Monday last, Mr. William Wilkinson, of Galt, age 43, a well known old resident and greatly respected.

Dumfries Reformer 1 Feb 1854 pg 3 
William Wilkinson
 
39093 Tombstone Reads 4 Jul 1911 William James Christmas Wilkinson
 
39094 Miss Elizabeth Wilkinson Passes - There passed away at Laurel Nursing Home, Woodstock, early Monday morning, February 6, Miss Elizabeth (Bessie) Wilkinson after a long illness. A native of Washington, only daughter of William Smith Wilkinson and his wife Margaret Hall, she was born on lot 11, Concession 13, east of the village. Her early years were spent there until, at the death of her father, the family moved to Woodstock. Her higher education was received at Woodstock College, after which she trained for a nurse in a New York hospital, and practiced her profession there. An interesting period of her life was spent as nursing companion to a French lady when they travelled around the world. Retiring in Woodstock, part of these years were spent employed at the office in the Y.W.C. A. Presbyterian by faith, Miss Wilkinson belonged to Knox Church, and while physically able was active in the interests of group work. An only brother, Dr. W. S. Wilkinson, died on the eve of the Dr. Byrd expedition which he was to have accompanied. The funeral was held today (Wed.), from the F. F. Rowell Funeral Home, Woodstock, with temporary entombment in Woodstock Cemetery Mausoleum, followed by burial later in Ayr Cemetery. Mrs. D. E. Stauffer and Gordon Kaufman, of this locality are cousin, of Miss Wilkinson.

The Ayr News Feb 9 1967 pg 4 
Dr. William McDonald Wilkinson
 
39095 Mr. W. R. Wilkinson is a native of Waterloo County. He received his early education at Hawkesville and Winterbourne and later attended the Berlin High School and Model School, the Galt Collegiate Institute and the Toronto Normal School. He also attended an art course in Toronto and a course in a School of Elocution at Ann Arbor, Mich. After having taught school eight years in various parts of the county, he took the prescribed courses of the Toronto and Philadelphia Schools of Dentistry and secured a diploma in each. He spent some time in the offices of a Berlin and a Toronto dentist. He is now engaged in the practice of dentistry at Berlin and comes to Elmira every Monday. He has his office in Yost's block, where he has been a tenant for ten years, the first three of which he was permanently located here. He is much attached to Elmira and her people and takes a lively interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of the village.

Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903. 
Dr. William Robert Wilkinson
 
39096 W. W. Wilkinson conducts one of those Mammoth Dry Goods, Millinery and Fancy Goods establishments which our town boasts of. Mr. Wilkinson has been successful, but this need not be wondered at when we consider the ability and practical industry enlisted by him and his obliging staff.1a

1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt 
William Wylie Wilkinson
 
39097 Catherine was the last owner of Langdon Hall in Blair, Ontario selling in 1980. Catherine Claude Wilks
 
39098 Katherine Wilks purchased this home in 1935 and it was part of the Cruickston Park estate until 1950 when it was purchased by James Johannes. Katherine Langdon Wilks
 
39099 The interior of the church was altered in 1885-1886 and the Norman Tower was added during the same time frame through the generosity of Matthew Wilks Matthew Wilks
 
39100 Matthew Astor Wilks was buried in the Astor vault in St. James Churchyard, Hyde Park, NY. In Sylvia's next to last will, dated 1939, she left $20,000 to St. James Church, "for the upkeep and maintenance of the burial vault of Matthew Wilks, and of the plot in which it is located." Admittedly, this was not her husband, but it is a large vault, and I assumed that the reason she left this money to St. James was because her husband was buried there also.
From FaG member Faith Eckler on May 20, 2016 1:34 PM 
Matthew Astor Wilks
 
39101 ST. PIERRE, Mrs. Bonnie

Of the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge (Preston), Monday, May 27, 1974, Bonnie Willard, beloved wife of Louis St. Pierre and dear mother of Edward of Cambridge (Hespeler) and Louena (Mrs. Wilbert Haffner) of Cambridge (Preston), in her 79th year. Mrs. St. Pierre was born in Marbelton, Que., and lived in Cambridge (Preston), four years, coming here from Kitchener. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. May Nourse of Cambridge (Preston); 12 grandchildren and 19 great-granchildren. Mrs. St. Pierre is a member of the Kitchener Seventh-day Adventist Church. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Cambridge (Preston), for funeral services, Wednesday afternoon, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 May 1974 pg 29 
Bonnie Willard
 
39102 GEORGE WILLARD, GIVES A HISTORY OF UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH AT SHEFFIELD AND OF BEVERLY TP.

Church Founded Over 100 Years Ago - His Father Gave Land on Which Pleasant Grove School Stands-Recalls Names of Many of Pioneers of District-Has Lived in Galt 40 Years.

The following letter has been received from George Willard, Oak Street:

Editor:

I would like to say a little about the United Brethren Church, of Sheffield, and some of the early settlers. The Rev. John A. Cornell was founder of the United Brethren church over one hundred years ago, about the time my parents came to this country. They took up land and settled two miles south of Sheffield known as the Willard settlement or Pleasant Grove.

My father gave the land for the school which is Pleasant Grove School. That was about a century ago. There are none of the first or second generation living and very few of the third. I left Beverly over 40 years ago and came to Galt and have resided here since. There are six generations of the Willards of which Edward Willard, son of A.E. Willard, is the fifth generation. There are just three of the Willards left on the old homestead, Samuel and his two sisters..

Received $1 Month

Just to give you an idea of the wages of those days, I was caretaker of the school when a boy. Wm. Cornell, also a minister, son of the late Rev. John A. Cornell and father of the late John A. Cornell, of Branchton, was trustee. I opened the school, lit fires, swept, dusted, carried water and locked up for the sum of $1. per month, good money in those days. I just thought of Wm Grills' letter in The Reporter of how cheap things were year ago. I have taken three dozen eggs to the store for a quarter, three pounds of butter for a quarter, but never remember chickens at five cents apiece.

What Pioneers Did

My father was the late James Willard. I often regret I had not taken more notice of what he told me of the early days and hardships they had to endure. Settling in a wilderness, they had to cut down the best of beech and maple and log it up and burn it to get a place to sew seed. I heard him say he teamed from Kitchener, then Berlin to Hamilton 85 years ago, down the Stone road, which is the Hamilton highway of today. He hauled sugar, flour, salt, beer, whiskey, the said whiskey being 24 cents a gallon. It has advanced in prince since then.
The first doctor I can remember was the late Dr. Lundy. I cannot remember the late Rev. John A. Cornell, but I mention a few of the United Brethren Ministers of my time: Reverands Bowman, Cornell, Ploman, Downey, Crowder, Clark, Bacus, Wait and Carstead.

Some of Old Settlers

Some of the old settlers whom I can remember were Willards, Cornells, Sagers, Humphreys, Flemings, Lawrasons, Heaths, Normans, Stutermans, Weavers, Cooleys, Mains, Rickers, Bond, Grummett, Smith, Keachies, Malcolms, Hoods, Bennets, McClures, McDonalds, Kellys, Moors, Clellands, Lambs, Grants, Lees, Sipes, Cosemoors, VanEverys, Moffats, McWhinneys, Hammonds, Wells, Babcocks, Greens, Tansleys, Hendersons, Clinks, Halls, Dales, Henrys, Morgans, Youngs, and Chambers.

The Church Case

Those were all in a radius of four miles and the large majority were the founder of the United Brethren Church of Sheffield. Why would the Methodists and a few of the Presbyterians do such a mean thing as to want the United Brethren church, when they had a good one of their own, and they go to law about it and win. I was surprised when I heard the decision of the judge. He could not have had the case made plain or he would not have favored the Union.

I cannot help but feel bad as it was the church I was brought up to and have never shifted. I took a trip through the States last fall and when in Cleveland, Ohio, I met a great grandson of the late Rev. John A. Connell of that city, and in my conversation with the minister, I partly arranged with him to come over this coming summer and preach a sermon in his great grandfather's church that was and should be yet.
So if he should come we will find a place for him if it should be on the street. This young minister is either a second or third cousin of George Henry, of Sheffield. The village of Sheffield in those days was a smart little place. It had two stores, two churches, a cheese factory, harness shop, shoe shop, blacksmith shop, wagon shop, and hotel. Today it has only one store.


There are lots who will read this, and who know what I say is right and are more capable than I am of giving a history of Beverly. I would mention Joseph Stauffer as one who could give a good history of Beverley, especially Sheffield as it was the place of his boyhood. Thanking you for this space in your paper. Other papers copy.

G.W. Willard,
88 Oak Street.


The Galt Evening Reporter, Galt, On, Saturday April 21, 1928 
George Wellington Willard
 
39103 H. Edward Willard

July 23, 1902-December 20, 1988

Harry Edward Willard was born in the family home on Shade Street in Galt, Ontario on July 23, 1902, the only child of Albert Edward Willard and his wife, Luey Elizabeth Ellen Walker.

A red-headed mischief only child, Edward got into his share of trouble early on, be it breaking a neighbour's window playing ball on the street instead of at the park; pushing over outhouses on Hallowe'en; lighting forbidden fireworks; or raiding a neighbour's apple orchard with a favourite cousin - each misdemeanour resulting in a good spanking from his father.

Edward's other early memories were riding the "ponies" belonging to his uncle's livery and cartage business near Soper Park; playing hooky from school; sledding down McNaughton Street Hill and being run over by a team of horses '96 the wagon went right over him; in his late teens going to Scott's Opera House known for shows which came to Galt before Detroit; and receiving a driver's licence at age 14 to drive his father's car. That would have been about 1916.

Edward did well in school, especially in mathematics, attending Central Public School and Galt Collegiate, but for only two years at the latter. School was given up because of eagerness to go into business with his father who had opened a house furnishing store in 1907 at 101 Main Street on the south side of that street in Galt. Albert Willard also had a dry goods business at #78 on the north side of the same street. In 1922 Edward's occupation was given as the manager of the dry goods store, which was closed sometime after 1923. About this time the family moved to a new home at 223 Main Street in Galt.

On May 30, 1923 Albert Willard and Edward Willard formed a partnership, A.E. Willard and Son, Ltd. at which time Edward took over the management of the furniture store. His father was semi-retired from then on but usually managed to "drop into the store" most days of the week. The business eventually was sold in 1960 to the T. Eaton Co. Ltd.

Edward was married in Windsor, Ontario to the former Doreen Hamlet on September 12, 1928. They moved into an addition which had been built on the back of his parents' home, 225 Main Street East in Galt, remaining there until September 1948 when they moved to a new home at 31 Barrie Street in Galt. Edward and Doreen had two children: Rosemary Ann (married Gordon Ambrose, September 10, 1955) and Gordon Edward (married to Patricia Kerr) in July, 21, 1956.

Family memories include travelling to visit furniture factories north of Galt, of which there were many, and also travelling to southern Quebec to furniture factories there. A memory of Rosemary and Gordon during World War II is being taught by their father how to handle a rifle (Gordon was good at it; Rosemary literally could not hit a barn door!). Coasting down hills in the family car to save gasoline was exciting. Also fondly remembered was a family trip to the Gaspe Peninsula in search of Restigouche Salmon, summer holidays at Port Elgin on Lake Huron, and family Christmases with our large Galt family. Good memories.

Galt was Edward's main concern after family. To illustrate his involvement with Galt, the following are organizations to which he belonged:

Boy Scouts Association (joined on July 16, 1915); the Young Men's Christian Association of Galt (YMCA) which he joined in September, 1915; Charter President of the Civic Service Club of Galt; member of the Galt Kiwanis Club; President of the Downtown Merchants Association of Galt; Campaign Manager of the Red Feather Campaign, Galt Section, in 1961; President of the Galt section of the Community Concert Association, 1964; Member of the Waterloo Boy Scouts Association; served on the Board of the Galt YMCA, the Planning Board, and the Galt Country Club Board; Chairman of the Galt committee for a three-year drive to provide expansion funds for Doon Pioneer Village (the objective was to raise $15,000 in Galt over three years); and a member of First United Church in Galt. Edward served as a Lieutenant in the Reserve of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, during World War II, 1939-1945.

The Galt Evening Reporter, August 29, 1969, reported that the largest individual free donation of land in the history of the Grand River, a 1400' strip of West River Road lands, was made by Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Willard. On September 17, 1974 Willard Park was dedicated on the west side of Galt.

A busy man, dedicated to his family, his business, and his city, Edward had little time for leisure. However, he had time for Golf and Tuesday night poker with "the boys" and time for travel with his wife in his later years.

Edward Willard died in Cambridge Memorial Hospital on December 20, 1988; his wife, Doreen Hamlet Willard died on July 13, 1996 in Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Respectively submitted by Rosemary Willard Ambrose, April 17, 2011. 
Harry Edward "Edward" Willard
 
39104 Willard Park was named for H. Edward Willard 17 Sep 1974. Harry Edward "Edward" Willard
 
39105 Died,/ Suddenly, in the Township of Beverly,/ on Monday evening, at 7 o'clock,/ James Willard,/Aged 67 Years, 4 Months and 24 Days./ Funeral,/ On Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from/ his late residence, near Sheffield,/ to Sheffield Burying Ground./ Friends and acquaintances are respectfully/ invited to attend./ Beverly, July 8th, 1884


Funeral Card of James Willard

____________________________


GEORGE WILLARD, GIVES A HISTORY OF UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH AT SHEFFIELD AND OF BEVERLY TP.

Church Founded Over 100 Years Ago - His Father Gave Land on Which Pleasant Grove School Stands-Recalls Names of Many of Pioneers of District-Has Lived in Galt 40 Years.


The following letter has been received from George Willard, Oak Street:

Editor:

I would like to say a little about the United Brethren Church, of Sheffield, and some of the early settlers. The Rev. John A. Cornell was founder of the United Brethren church over one hundred years ago, about the time my parents came to this country. They took up land and settled two miles south of Sheffield known as the Willard settlement or Pleasant Grove.

My father gave the land for the school which is Pleasant Grove School. That was about a century ago. There are none of the first or second generation living and very few of the third. I left Beverly over 40 years ago and came to Galt and have resided here since. There are six generations of the Willards of which Edward Willard, son of A.E. Willard, is the fifth generation. There are just three of the Willards left on the old homestead, Samuel and his two sisters..

Received $1 Month

Just to give you an idea of the wages of those days, I was caretaker of the school when a boy. Wm. Cornell, also a minister, son of the late Rev. John A. Cornell and father of the late John A. Cornell, of Branchton, was trustee. I opened the school, lit fires, swept, dusted, carried water and locked up for the sum of $1. per month, good money in those days. I just thought of Wm Grills' letter in The Reporter of how cheap things were year ago. I have taken three dozen eggs to the store for a quarter, three pounds of butter for a quarter, but never remember chickens at five cents apiece.

What Pioneers Did

My father was the late James Willard. I often regret I had not taken more notice of what he told me of the early days and hardships they had to endure. Settling in a wilderness, they had to cut down the best of beech and maple and log it up and burn it to get a place to sew seed. I heard him say he teamed from Kitchener, then Berlin to Hamilton 85 years ago, down the Stone road, which is the Hamilton highway of today. He hauled sugar, flour, salt, beer, whiskey, the said whiskey being 24 cents a gallon. It has advanced in prince since then.
The first doctor I can remember was the late Dr. Lundy. I cannot remember the late Rev. John A. Cornell, but I mention a few of the United Brethren Ministers of my time: Reverands Bowman, Cornell, Ploman, Downey, Crowder, Clark, Bacus, Wait and Carstead.

Some of Old Settlers

Some of the old settlers whom I can remember were Willards, Cornells, Sagers, Humphreys, Flemings, Lawrasons, Heaths, Normans, Stutermans, Weavers, Cooleys, Mains, Rickers, Bond, Grummett, Smith, Keachies, Malcolms, Hoods, Bennets, McClures, McDonalds, Kellys, Moors, Clellands, Lambs, Grants, Lees, Sipes, Cosemoors, VanEverys, Moffats, McWhinneys, Hammonds, Wells, Babcocks, Greens, Tansleys, Hendersons, Clinks, Halls, Dales, Henrys, Morgans, Youngs, and Chambers.

The Church Case

Those were all in a radius of four miles and the large majority were the founder of the United Brethren Church of Sheffield. Why would the Methodists and a few of the Presbyterians do such a mean thing as to want the United Brethren church, when they had a good one of their own, and they go to law about it and win. I was surprised when I heard the decision of the judge. He could not have had the case made plain or he would not have favored the Union.

I cannot help but feel bad as it was the church I was brought up to and have never shifted. I took a trip through the States last fall and when in Cleveland, Ohio, I met a great grandson of the late Rev. John A. Connell of that city, and in my conversation with the minister, I partly arranged with him to come over this coming summer and preach a sermon in his great grandfather's church that was and should be yet.
So if he should come we will find a place for him if it should be on the street. This young minister is either a second or third cousin of George Henry, of Sheffield. The village of Sheffield in those days was a smart little place. It had two stores, two churches, a cheese factory, harness shop, shoe shop, blacksmith shop, wagon shop, and hotel. Today it has only one store.


There are lots who will read this, and who know what I say is right and are more capable than I am of giving a history of Beverly. I would mention Joseph Stauffer as one who could give a good history of Beverley, especially Sheffield as it was the place of his boyhood. Thanking you for this space in your paper. Other papers copy.

G.W. Willard,
88 Oak Street.


The Galt Evening Reporter, Galt, On, Saturday April 21, 1928 
James Willard
 
39106 Tombstone Reads 7 Oct 1906 Margaret Edith "Edith" Willard
 
39107 KNECHTEL, Mary Maude (Maye)

At Toronto, on Saturday, June 11, 1966, Mary Maude (Maya) Willard, dearly beloved wife of William Nelson Knechtel of 168 Humbercrest Blvd., dear mother of W. H. (Bill) of Waterloo and J. Ross Knechtel of Toronto; grandmother of Bob, John, Ross Jr., Paul and Tim. Resting at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. Funeral service, 8 o'clock Monday evening. Interment Mountvlew Cemetery, Galt, 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The Globe And Mail 13 Jun 1977 pg 34 
Mary Maude "Maye" Willard
 
39108 Mrs. Adeline Grummett

PRESTON, The funeral of Mrs. Adeline Grummett, 53, who died yesterday, will be conducted, Tuesday at 2.30, at the Maurice J. O'Brien Funeral Home. Rev. A. I. Waters of St. Paul's United Church will officiate. Committal service will be at Park Lawn Memorial Chapel. Mrs. Grummett, who resided at 840 King St. East, was found dead after shovelling snow. Death was due to a circulatory disturbance, Dr. C. G. Powers said. Widow of Howard Grummett, Mrs. Grummet was born in Indiana and came to Preston, in 1938. She and her husband operated a taxi business. During the past few years, Mrs. Grummett has been supervisor of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Galt. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church. Her husband died nine years ago. Surviving are her father, George E. Williams of Detroit: one brother, George Williams Jr. of California and a step sister, Delores Frank of Toronto.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 1960 pg 5 
Adaline Williams
 
39109 Staying with James W. Davis a tinsmith. Alice Williams
 
39110 Mrs. James Dennis, 85, Passes

The death occurred in Ayr on Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry C. Elliott, of Mrs. James Dennis, aged 85 years. She had been seriously ill for only a short time. One of Ayr's oldest and most respected residents, Mrs. Dennis celebrated her birthday quietly on January 21, to take her place near the head of the village's senior citizens in longevity. A native of Exeter, Devonshire, England, she was the former Annie Williams and came to Ayr with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams, some 75 years ago. She lived nearly all her life in this village, although in later years she resided with family members in other centres at various periods. She was married to James Dennis early in life and they resided on Swan street for many years. Her husband predeceased her some years ago. Mrs. Dennis was a valued member of Knox United Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Henry C. (Lottie) Elliott, Ayr; Mrs. A. E. (Florence) Halliday, Chatham, and Mrs. Arthur (Myrtle) Cropp, Burlington; a son, Harry of Acton; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Snyder, RR 1, Ayr, and Mrs. Jessie Mott of Detroit. Eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.

The Funeral

Funeral service was held at the W. O. Ball Funeral Parlor on Saturday, conducted by Rev. R. D. Thompson. Interment was in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Arthur Underwood, J. D. Patterson, Arthur Hawes, Wallace Gillespie, Robert and Alvin Page.

The Ayr News Feb 14 1957 pg 
Annie Williams
 
39111 BRIDGEPORT

After a brief illness, Edith Margaret Williams, 25, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Bridgeport on July 9, 1914, a daughter of Mrs. Mary Williams and the late Charles S. Williams, she was employed with the Merchants Rubber Company. Deceased attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, and taught a Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Luther League. Besides her mother she is survived by two brothers, Victor Williams of Kitchener and Albert Williams of Bridgeport; three sisters, Mrs. Norman Schmidt of Kitchener and Misses Grace and Constance Williams, both of Bridgeport. Her father died 18 years ago. Funeral services were held on Wednesday.

Waterloo Chronicle 18 Aug 1939 pg 3 
Edith Margaret Williams
 
39112 Elizabeth is reported to have been born in Gloucestershire, England. Elizabeth Williams
 
39113 WILLIAMS, Elvera Mary Catherine - Of Nithview Home, New Hamburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1981, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Born in Wellesley 80 years ago. She was affiliated with the Salvation Army. Daughter of the late Michael S. Williams and the former Yetta Schmidt. Predeceased by one brother, Easton Williams. Survived by one niece, Mrs. Harvey Zoet of Holland. Mich. Friends were received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg Chapel until Saturday, Feb. 14 where service and committal was held at 2 p.m.

New Hamburg Independent Feb 25 1981 pg 25 
Elvera Mary Catherine Williams
 
39114 The Late Henry Williams - Died, in Ayr, on Wednesday, March 10, 1920, at 10 o'clock am, Henry Williams. The deceased had been in poor health for some time. His wife predeceased him about three weeks. He was born in England and came to this country soon after marrying. He had been a resident of Ayr for 35 years and was highly respected as a quiet, unobtrusive citizen. For years he was in the employ of Mr. McColl and the W. A. Ramsay Co. as porter. Mr. Williams was a Forester and secretary of the local lodge from its organization here. In religion he was a Methodist. A son and four daughters survive. The funeral took place on Friday, the pallbearers being fellow Foresters, viz.: Bros. Chisholm Scott, Chris Leiska, Robt. Taylor, J. Urquhart, Ep. Hawes, and Rich McGrogan. Among the friends who attended the obsequies were Mr. and Mrs. Chas Bushell of Aaron, Ohio; Mrs. A. E. Halliday and daughter of Toronto; Mr. Maus, Detroit, and Rev. John H. Williams, Chicago.

Ayr News Mar 18 1920 pg 8 
Henry Williams
 
39115 WILLIAMS, Jack Melbourne February 10, 2012 Location: Kitchener

WILLIAMS, Jack Melbourne Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's General Hospital on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Lorraine "Bunny" Williams. Loving father of Lynn and Vincent Jordan of Kitchener, Judy Emrich and Tim Cronmiller of Kitchener, Michelle (Micky) and Christopher Colton of Belleville, and Michael Garner and Anne Kibble of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather of Christopher and Ashley Jordan, Michael and Timothy Emrich and Erin Colton. Brother-in-law to Amelia (Millie) Williams of Toronto, and uncle to Janice Glass and Stephen Williams. Predeceased by his parents, Walter and Margaret Williams, his first wife Mary (nee Merner) and his brother David Williams. Jack was a man of integrity and honour who cherished his family above all else. He was a man of few words who showed his love through his guidance, support and devotion to the people who were important to him. Jack was retired from Conestoga College where he was Director of Finance for 20 years. He enjoyed oil painting, his computer, jazz music and home repairs and was truly a jack of all trades who loved to help others. Jack's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 Monday, February 13, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Private burial in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. Thank you to CCAC, the caring nurses of Care Partners, the compassionate staff at Freeport 3rd floor Hospice Unit and the Doctors of the KW Hospice Palliative Care team. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Salvation Army or the Hospice of Waterloo Region would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Jack's memorial.


The Waterloo Region Record 11 Feb 2012 
Jack Melbourne Williams
 
39116 WILLIAMS, James C.

On Wednesday, June 29, 1988, at K-W Hospital, James C. Williams, of 91 Stanley Drive, Kitchener, in his 50th year. He was a former employee of the City of Kitchener. Son of Edna Williams of Waterloo and the late Bill Williams; brother of Douglas and his wife Gloria, Joan and her husband Fred Schiller, all of Kitchener, Mary Ann and her husband Dennis Miller of Sauble Beach and Nancy and her husband Doug Gloor of Waterloo. Mr. Williams family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home Saturday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by the funeral mass and committal at 10 a.m., at St. Louis RC Church, Waterloo. Cremation will follow.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Jun 1986 pg B13 
James C. Williams
 
39117 WILLIAMS, James Judson - Passed away peacefully, on Friday, January 23, 2009, in his 90th year, surrounded by loving family. A graduate of RMC, Jim served in the Second World War in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, retiring as a Major in 1965. Upon his return from the Second World War in 1945, he fell in love and married Elinor Staples of Angusville, Manitoba in 1953. After his retirement from the Forces, Jim taught math at Kitchener Collegiate Institute, retiring in 1984. Jim pursued his passion for golf throughout his life. He golfed daily at Rockway Golf Club. After retiring from teaching, Jim followed his dream and headed south to Florida, where he lived and golfed six months of the year. Beloved husband of the late Elinor (Staples) and also predeceased by his second wife, Lillian Cunningham; by parents, John Victor Williams and Dorothy (Roney) and by brother, Jack. Sadly missed by son, John; daughter, Valerie Sanderson (Dave); grandchildren, Jeffrey and Emily and cousin, Gerry Roney. A service of remembrance will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West, Kitchener, on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 7 p.m. Pastor Rick Pryce to officiate. Reception will follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Heartfelt Thanks to the staff at Lanark Heights. In "lieu" of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.


The Waterloo Region Record Jan. 24, 2009  
Major James Judson Williams
 
39118 1871 - John Williams is staying with William Osborne. John Williams
 
39119 Rev. John Williams, Wesleyan minister, and superintendent of the Berlin and Blenheim Circuit, died in the village of Washington, Blenheim twp., the 15th inst., age, 36.


The Christian Guardian 30 Aug 1854 pg 185 
Rev. John Williams
 
39120 Mrs. John Miller

PRESTON— Mrs. John Miller of 799 Concession Rd., Preston, died Friday at Couts Pavilion. She was 95. The former Mary Williams, she was born in Bristol, England. She lived in the Preston area for 84 years. She was a member of the Preston Mennonite Church Her husband predeceased her in 1943. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Nettie) Martin of Preston; six grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, where service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Rufus Jutzi. Burial will be in Hagey cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Jan 1970 pg 27 
Mary Williams
 
39121 One, Morgan Williams was a Photographer here in 1863; William Sauder in 1864; Henry Askew in the earlier eighties. Bonaparte Lake in the later years of that decade. These men used "Wet" Plates which they prepared themselves by coating a sheet of glass, cut to size, with sensitized gelatin. The Plate went wet into the camera and after the picture was taken the negative had to be developed promptly.

Mr. Williams carried on his business in rooms above William McBean's Grocery store on the site of Clifford Kreig's building. William Sauder, a man 30 years of age, remained here only a short time. It is unlikely that there are many examples of the work of Williams or Sauder now to be found.

Mr. Askew rented rooms from Mrs. Henry Sachs and there took individual photos. In addition to this gallery work he specialized in wedding, picnic and other group pictures. These pictures he sold afterwards chiefly to persons shown in them. This work often took him out of the Village and as he worked with wet plates which had to be prepared and then promptly used, he rigged up a covered waggon to contain a dark room, a work shop and storage for his equipment. This waggon was drawn by a span of light horses to "Location". When it was not in use he kept it in Mrs. Glick's Hotel shed.

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

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DEATH OF AN OLD TOWNSMAN

The death is announced of Morgan Williams, at one time a well-known hotel-keeper in Galt, which took place in Hamilton Asylum on Saturday last. Mr. Williams left Galt some years ago to reside in Detroit; but about two years ago he returned to town and became the landlord of the Galt Hotel. It was soon evident to his old friends, however, that his mind had completely failed; and as he became violent in the course of time it was found necessary to put him under restraint. He was accordingly taken to Berlin, from whence he was afterwards removed to the Hamilton Asylum. Poor Morgan! Light hearted and genial in the old days when he was himself, his friends will remember and regret him for what he was rather than what he became.

Galt Reporter Oct 29 1880 pg 1 
Morgan Williams
 
39122 Morton Williams fell off the hand-car on which he ws riding, Fri. evening, near Branchton, as he was returning home from his work on theh Galt branch of the Great Western Railway. Two hand cards passed over his body, which was so badly mangled that the doctor has no hopes of his recovery. Williams is a middle-aged, married man, and served for a time in the British army.


Bible Christian Observer 23 Aug 1871 pg 135 
Morton Williams
 
39123 St. James Methodist Church

At the 44th Annual Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada in June 1867, Waterloo was described as a German Mission in the Hamilton District with Rev. J. Schescher as its pastor. By 1870 mention of the Waterloo German Mission was missing from the Conference Minutes.
The first regular Methodist services in Waterloo were held on Sunday afternoons in the Town Hall until the former United Brethren in Christ Church on King Street South was purchased in the Fall of 1879 for $675; $575 was paid in cash and the balance of $100 was to be paid in two years time, with interest. This frame church was used until 1890. Purchase of a parsonage had been approved the previous year, on May 21, at the Annual Meeting of the Guelph Conference, Galt District of the Methodist Church. The congregation, with a membership of 56, was still considered a Mission at that time. Early ministers were William Savage (1883), A.A. Bowers (1884), Richard W. Williams (1887-1894), and John Scott (1895).
At the Annual Meeting of the Galt District, Guelph Conference of the Methodist Church, on May 20, 1890, the congregation was given permission to sell their old church and apply the proceeds to build a new church. The cornerstone laying for this church, at the corner of King and William Streets, was on Monday, May 26, 1890. (The church's report to the 1891 Annual Meeting of the Methodist Church was that "a new brick church has been built for about $8,000.") The congregation joined with the majority of the members of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in 1925 to form First United Church, Waterloo; the vote was 106-99 in favour of union. The joint congregation, with the name of First United Church, worshipped in the former St. James Methodist church.1

1Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. Richard W. Williams
 
39124 WILLIAMS, Richard W. was born in 1847 in Ontario and was received on trial in 1869, 1869 Newcastle, 1871 Darlington (Durham Co.), 1877-1881 Kitchener (Waterloo Co.).


http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~methodists/w-z.htm 
Rev. Richard W. Williams
 
39125 WILLIAMS, Ernest

At his residence, 1850 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge (Preston), Monday, January 10, 1977, Ernest Williams, beloved husband of Anne Rutherford., and dear father of Robert of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Elvas Johnson of Cambridge, in his 84th year. Mr. Williams was born in Garafraxa Township, near Arthur and had been a resident of Preston, for 75 years, retired from Clare Bros. of Preston. A member of Knox Presbyterian Church and Cambridge Odd Fellows Lodge 188, Preston; a 60-year member. Survived by one brother, Wilfred of Preston; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one sister and three brothers. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston), for funeral service, Thursday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jan 1977 pg 33 
Robert Ernest "Ernest" Williams
 
39126 Robert J. Williams

Death took Robert Jamcs Willams at 11.30 o'clock this morning at the Galt general hospital following an illness of several years duration. He was in his 69th year. The late Mr. Williams, who was a devout member of the Knox Presbyterian church and a faithful employe of Clare Brothers until his illness prevented him continuing his work, resided with his daughter, Alice Williams on King street. His wife predeceased him some years ago. Besides his daughter Alice, there survives four sons, Wilfred, Leslie and Ernest of Preston and Garfield in the United States. Funeral arrangements have nct yet been completed and will be announced tomorrow.

Kitchener Daily Record 26 Dec 1929 pg 3 
Robert John Williams
 
39127 RUSSELL WILLIAMS Feb. 26, 1892- May 9, 1917

Lieutenant, Nineteenth Battalion.

Son of Daniel S. Williams; b. Milverton; ed. New Hamburg p.s. and H.s.; Teaching at Galt P.s. ; University College 1915-16; c.o.T.c.

He enlisted in February 1916 in the 111th Battalion, in which he was promoted to Sergeant and then received his commission shortly before going overseas in August. He joined the 19th Battalion at the front in October. Two weeks before his death he was appointed Adjutant to his battalion. After going through the battle of Vimy Ridge he fell a month later, being instantly killed by a shell at Fresnoy in an attack on the enemy's trenches. Buried at Mont St. Eloy.


University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, University of Toronto Press 1921 
Captain Russell Williams
 
39128 Williams, Russell Lieutenant. Born February 26, 1892 at Milverton, Ontario. Methodist. Enlisted with the Red Cross of 111th Battalion in March 1916 and transferred to the Infantry with Commission as Lieutenant. He went overseas in August 1916 and was killed in action May 9, 1917. Somme. He won the Croix de Guerre. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Williams of New Hamburg and previous to enlisting had been teaching in Galt1a

1aWilliams, Russell: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 16 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2884924/data?n=3 
Captain Russell Williams
 
39129 SAMUEL JAMES WILLIAMS.

Samuel James Williams, who has taken a foremost stand in the line of manufacturing through the provision which he has made for the welfare and comfort of his employees, is numbered to-day among the representative and leading residents of Berlin. He was born March 13, 1853, in Madison, Indiana, his parents being Alexander William and Jane (Lee) Williams, natives of Wales and of Scotland respectively. They settled in Covington, Kentucky, in 1835, and subsequently became residents of Madison, Indiana. The father was a machinist by trade and possessed much mechanical ingenuity, becoming the inventor of a device for turning wooden bowls out of the solid block. He died in 1894 at the venerable age of eighty-three years and is still survived by his widow, who makes her home with her son, Samuel J., and has now reached the advanced age of ninety-one years.

At the usual age Samuel J. Williams entered the public schools of his native town, wherein he continued his studies to the age of seventeen. He then began learning more difficult lessons in the school of experience. Going to New York he was connected with mercantile pursuits there until 1874, after which he traveled as salesman until October, 1881, in which year the firm of Williams, Greene & Rome was organized and established business at Toronto in the manufacture of shirts, collars and cuffs. In 1886 the business was incorporated under the name of the Williams, Greene & Rome Com- pany with Mr. Williams as president and general manager. The plant removed from Toronto to Berlin in 1886. The enterprise has proved successful from the beginning and its steady and substantial growth has made .this the largest business of the character in the Dominion. They employ about five hundred operatives in the factory and the trade extends throughout Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The house is represented on the road by fourteen traveling salesmen and the output is being continually increased to meet the demands of the patronage. The plant is finely equipped with the latest and most modern improved machinery. The buildings cover four acres with athletic grounds adjoining, in which the employees participate in all outdoor sports. In connection there is a club house for male employees, in which have been installed a system of hot and cold baths and similar quarters have also been provided for the girls known as the rest room. In addition the employees have a sick benefit society and also what is called a flower fund. A suitable dining room is provided, also rooms have been supplied for making changes in wearing apparel, while every possible attention is given to the arrangements for sanitation and lighting. Among the employees has been organized a literary society and a dramatic society, the latter presenting plays several times a year. The work in the factory is under the supervision of an executive committee composed of the heads of the different departments, comprising six men and six women, who meet twice a week as a managing board. The work continues for nine hours a day and for five and a half days per week, the employees receiving a weekly half holiday in addition to Sunday. The Williams, Greene & Rome Company have indeed taken an advanced step in their treatment of their employees. Were such consideration and intelligence shown in other factories the question of labor and capital would be forever settled. The employees feel that they have a personal interest in the business and recognize the fact that faithful and competent service means advancement as opportunity offers. Good living wages are paid and it is no hardship to work in a place where a spirit of kindliness and consideration prevails, the employers showing a personal and individual interest in the welfare of those under their supervision. Such a course might be profitably followed by others and the factory at Berlin may well serve as an example.

Mr. Williams is also interested in business enterprises aside from the manufactory. He was one of the promoters of the Ontario Sugar Company, which is one of the most extensive industrial institutions of the country and of which he served as managing director for two years. He is equally interested in the welfare and progress of his city and for ten years has done effective and valuable service in its behalf as a member of the city council, president Board of Trade for two years, and one of the chief workers in securing municipal ownership of the water works and electric light and gas plants.

In 1880 Mr. Williams was married to Miss Sarah M. Freeman, of New York City, a daughter of the late Solomon Freeman. They have two daughters, Elinor and Esther. Mr. Williams is a believer in Christian Science and an active worker in the church. In politics he is a Conservative, but has always declined political preferment. It is only in local office that he has consented to serve, recognizing in this a matter of individual obligation and duty. He is content to do his public service as a private citizen and to labor for the welfare of his fellowmen through business interests. His career has been a notably successful one and stands in incontrovertible proof of the fact that humanitarianism, honesty and prosperity are not antagonistic forces.

\bA History of Ontario: its resources and development  
Samuel James Williams
 
39130 The building was originally constructed in 1920 for William, Green and Rome Company. Built as a factory it was later bought out by Cluett, Peabody and Company where shirts were manufactured. The building was home of the Arrow shirt factory. The building was four stories and rectangular. It is (2009) in the process of being converted into apartments.1a

1a Historic Buildings Inventory Volume 1, Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committe, 1989, pg 1 
Samuel James Williams
 
39131 William had a indian head on right forearm and "Unity" on left forearm. William John Williams
 
39132 DAVIS, Ann R. - At the Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday April 30, 2006, Ann R. Davis (nee Williamson) of Innerkip in her 57th year. Beloved wife of James "Jim" E. Davis for over 33 years. Loved mother of Erica Hawkins and her husband Nathan of Woodstock and Ryan Davis of Brantford. Cherished daughter of Grace Williamson of Cambridge and the late Lloyd Williamson. Dear sister of Grant Williamson (Beverley) of Cambridge, Jane Heatherington (Douglas) of Pefferlaw, Julia Williamson of London and Cory McLelland (Murray) of Sheffield. Ann is also survived by her nieces, nephews and many friends. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Saturday, May 6 after 9:30 a.m. where the complete memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Don Linkletter officiating. Cremation has taken place. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the John Jensen Play Hockey Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com


The Record Newspaper 7 Sep 2006 
Ann R. Williamson
 
39133 David Williamson with his wife Sarah Lynch, came to Manitou lin Island (Ontario, Canada) in 1880, from the Ayr district in North Dumfries Township of Southern Ontario. With them was their family of three boys, James,William and David - a babe in arms. David Sr. was a son of James Williamson and his wife Anne Calder who came to Canada from Scotland an d may have originally settled in Caledonia.

When David and Sarah embarked from Owen Sound, they landed at Manitowaning and were driven by cart to Van Zant's Landing. From there they went by boat across Lake Manitou, to Lehman's Landing - where Sid Cox presently lives. By then Sarah would have liked a cup of tea but none was forth coming. They then walked - probably the forest trail about 3 miles to John Caddel's house on Lake Mindemoya. Mrs. Caddel was David's sister. Sarah carried the baby, David, in her arms all the way.

It is known that they lived in a log cabin on what is now Jack Seabrook's farm and Andrew was born there in 1883, also probably Walter, Mary and Harry.

In 1892 they purchased from Frank and Elizabeth Wagg, the Colin Wagg farm and the Williamson family still owns this farm. Harold and Peter run the farm now.

This settlement was known then as Hopetown and was the site of the first fall fair in 1883 in Mindemoya. For many years the Department of Agriculture used part of the farm as an Experimental Station under the care of Peter and Walter Williamson. David was a councillor for Canarvan Township and Peter served as Councillor and then Reeve from 1949-1959 with another year as Councillor 1965-1966.


Mindemoy Tweedsmuir Book article written by Jean Williamson

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LETTER: Courtesy of Marion (Hodgson) Seabrook

Mindemoya April 28 1890
Dear Friends:

I rite these few lines to let you know we all all well except Sarah and she is a litle better today she has had a bad time this last week. I went to Gore Bay after the doctor and he thought he could do without coming that was on Saterday and we thought she was getting worse on Tuesday and I started that night at 9 o'clock and got there at 3 and he came down he says her left lung is half decaid he say s that he can cure her if we keep her strength up till he can clean her lungs off she has gained (words blotted out) heart. Jannet Elliot died with the same truble and a lot more is sick with it Jimey went down to the lake and shot 2 pike the day the doctor was here. The biggest one weighed 122 pounds after the insides was out. Maggie McDonald was here 2 days ago the neighbours has been awful good there has been someone here all the time. Mrs. Wagg has been here two or three times a day all Caddels was over yesterday in their new boat. The wind has cleared the ice off the lake today I was plowing today for the first I haven't got much done this week. Jim bought another stallion $250 he is going to run big things this spring he has sold his place - stevens place - to George Vanhorn he never comes here his man was here one day this week with Prince the hors he got from me. I got a letter from one of the Rutherford girls last week I must stop and post this I will try and send $30 in this letter. Money comes slow I had to (word s missing) sent you more.Tell Sarah 's father and mother I wrote to them last week but the doctor wasn't here then. J Caddle is here now.

Yours truly David Williamson

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His son Harry was in from Alberta and the family had planned to attend a fair. To celebrate the occasion, David went into his cellar to get some of his homemade wine. He opened one of the bottles and sipped to see if it was ready for consumption. The bottle that he chose in that dark cellar was formaldehyde that resulted in his death.


Sherry Williamson 2011

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LETTER: Courtesy of Marion (Hodgson) Seabrook

Carnarvan March 29, 1891
Dear Friend:

I write you these few lines to let you know we all well at present hoping this will find you all the same. Our sterling is just about gone I was out all last week trying to collet some horse money but only got!. 0. They are all waiting to get their money for ties this has been a poor year. I haven't sold grain only a little wheat and some pork. Jim was here and took Prince. He traded me an old mare an d a two year old and a note he had against me $45. He called it $12.(?)

We have been on bad terms this good while trying to get a settlement but I have got rid of him at last and I hope it will be a long time until I get into his hands again I have $130 to pay right off for a mare I bought last spring and I have got to depend on horse money to pay it with and this devilish rent sent I wish I was done with it you will just have to take it as I can give it to you. I bought C Wagg farm I don't know if I will ever be able to pay for it or not if I do I will have the best farm in part I. Paid 2300 for it and he took mine for 800 and I move on a year from this spring you ought to let me put some rails on this f arm or you will never rent it to anyone else and I don' t think you will ever get more than $100 dollars for it again. I want you to tell me how much money I sent to you last May for I don't know for sure. I am sorry I haven't more to send and mother will look for so me I will send you $55, dollars in this letter and I don't think I can send you any more for a while. But I will try and sell some cattle or I took out some ties I may get a check from them and send it to you .

Dave has left me a piece to write we are all well at present but myself. I was over at Caddles yesterday to help Annie a little. They are all well. Annie gets along splendid . She does the baking and the washing like an old woman... .Sarah

I will have to finish this yet. I went away today and Sarah took sick and had a boy. When I got home Sarah Vincer, Mrs. Wagg and Mrs. McKendrick was here it only weighs 2 pounds. Tell Mrs. Lynch she is over it. We are glad. She has been bad all winter. I will have to stop and send this to the office. Mrs. Elliott is pretty bad just now. I will try and do the best I can.

David Williamson

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David Williamson
 
39134 George had multiple attestation papers in WW1 giving birth years as 1897, 1898 and 1899. George Williamson
 
39135 Mrs. Andrew Nichol

The death occurred on Sunday of Mrs. Andrew Nichol, North Dumfries Township, aged 60 years and 1 day. Deceased had been ill for several years, and her demise was not unexpected. She was born in the County of Haldimand, coming to this section when quite young. She was married 41 years ago last October and had resided on the farm on which she died for 38 years. Of a kind and loving disposition she was much esteemed by a wide circle of friends, who will regret to learn of her passing. Besides her sorrowing husband, she is survived by the following 13 children: James, Viewfield, Sask.; William, Nissouri; Mrs. Howard Grieve, Detroit; Mrs. Walter Grieve, Detroit; Mrs. William Murray, Buffalo; Andrew, at home; Mrs. Charles D. Cook, Oakland, Cal.; Mrs. D. Stark, Bridgeburg; Roy, at home; Edward, Detroit; Mabel, Myrtle and David, at home. She is also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters, viz.: Andrew Williamson, North Dumfries; James Williamson, of Florida; Mrs. George Hodgson and Mrs. George McDonald, Manitoulin Island.

The Ayr News Apr 21 1927 pg 6 
Isabella Williamson
 
39136 1871 - James Williamson was in same household as Alexander Urquhart. James Williamson
 
39137 In Loving Memory Died In North Dumfries, on Tuesday, October 26, 1897, at 1:45 p.m. James Williamson Sr. Aged 80 Years, 9 Months and 26 Days. The funeral will leave his late residence, 9th Concession, Thursday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., to the Cedar Creek Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to attend.


Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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James Williamson. Sr's. Death

Jas. Williamson, Sr., one of the longest and best known residents of North Dumfries, died at his late residence in Reidsville, on, the afternoon of Oct. 26th, In his 81st year. The deceased had not enjoyed the best of health these last few years, the malady from which he suffered being dropsy, though not taken down by it until these last few months, during which time he gradually sank, until his death, passing peacefully; away. The late James Williamson was a native of Greenock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He came to this country In 1834, landed at Quebec, where he remained for two years. From there he journeyed up the St. Lawrence to Kingston and onward up the lake to Toronto and Hamilton. Inquiring for work on his way, but finding none he started inland and reached Cayuga and Caledonia, which were but saw mills at that time, but still meet with the same result. He started for Galt and obtained work in what was then known as the Galt Cut, in which he labored from start to finish. He was present at Galt's first Agricultural Fair, which was held below the lower bridge. Here he met one Mr. Baird, who engaged him to do some chopping of heavy timber, though unused with an axe he soon became an expert woodsman and many were the sturdy oaks that fell before his keen blade. A year or so later he became a farmer on his own account and about this time he was married to Annie Calder, the youngest daughter of James Calder, who survives him. He leaves a family of eleven, of which seven are living. They are: James, David, Mrs. George Hodgson and Mrs. Geo. McDonald, on the Manitoulin Island and Andrew, Mrs. Andrew Nichol and Mrs. Walter Rutherford, of North Dumfries. The deceased was a successful farmer, living almost continuously with-in a mile and a half of Ayr. He took a great interest in political matters, being a pronounced Reformer. In religion he was a Presbyterian. He took a great delight in reading and repeating the Psalms and was well versed In Scottish history and a great lover of Burn's poems. He was a man of sterling Integrity and straight forwardness In business matters and had a wide circle of intimate friends. His wife will have the sympathy of the community in her her bereavement. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, at 10 o'clock, from his late residence In Cedar Creek, to the Cedar Greek cemetery.

The Weekly Reformer 11 Nov 1897 pg 12 
James Williamson
 
39138 We do not know when or where he died. He is rumored to have fought in the Civil War and went to the States to collect a pension. Although he did cross the border in 1916, he indicated that he was in the States 1862-1864 living at "various places" without a mention of military service. I think I found him in the 1920 census for Waycross, Ware, Georgia; however, in this census he lists that his parents were born in Canada and not Scotland where they were born. The original family tree states that his last known residence was Wayside, Georgia. When he crossed, he listed his destination as Crystal Springs, Florida.

Sherry Williamson email 2011 
James Williamson
 
39139 LETTER: Courtesy of Marion (Hodgson) Seabrook

Feb 15, 1885

Dear Brother and Sister and Family:

I write you these few lines to let you know that we are all well at present hoping this will find you all well. I have no news to rite it has been very cold here we have had no thaw since the first of January. Bell says she is well and she hopes you are well and doing well and you must send her word how Andrew and Sammies(?) is but I guess she knows how Jenkins is. James Nichols will cut them all out if they don't mind. They had a great fire in Caledonia last Friday night the end of the bridge and all William Brown's block is burned up till Ropers. 14 houses burned some say 16 they say that it started from an ash pile someone put out with fire in them.

Clover seed is cheap this year $6,25 cts red is 470 cts and it turned out very thick(?) And there was so much white clover seed that it spoiled the sale of it. They say 100 and 80 dollar s for some old store over there beside Caddles school house. He won't give that for a house over their he thinks he had better rent a house first to see how they get along. Have not had one word from Andrew this while we heard he was to have his sale 5th of this month have not heard anything since. We expect a calf one of these nights or day. Butter is 16 cts only eggs 20, wheat 80, potatoes 25, apples 20 a bushel, dried apples a dollar per bushe l. Now I will stop tonight they are all in bed but me and Jane. I hear Sarah has got another son I ought to write t o them to but their turn will be next. There has been 5 letters wrote he e today and this is the only one I wrote I hope you won't take so long to answer this as I have done. But I knowed when father and mother got the news that you would get it too. Goodbye tonight may be I may think of something more in the morning. Jane is going to write Annie a piece in the morning write soon and don't forget.

Jannet Rutherford

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In Loving Memory Died In North Dumfries, on Tuesday, January 4th, 1921 Jannet Williamson Beloved wife of Walter Rutherford In her 76th year. The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, Lot 36, Con. 10. North Dumfries, on Thursday, Jan. 6th, at 2 p. m., to the Ayr cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

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Demise of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Rutherford - Married About 50 Years, and In Death They Were Not Long Divided

There passed away within a week of each other an aged couple in the persons of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rutherford, lot 36 con. 10, North Dumfries, who had lived together for half a century and in death were not long divided. Mrs. Rutherford was the first to cross into the great unknown, her death occurring on Tuesday Jan. 4th, the husband, following on Monday, Jan. 10th. Both had attained a good age, the wife being in her 76th year and Mr. Rutherford in his 84th. Theirs had been the simple, unostentatious life, and the attachment which existed between them was evidence of years of tender companionship. Mrs. Rutherford was Williamson, her birth place being Oneida Township. The husband was born at Cheviot Hills, Scotland, and came to Canada at the age of 8. He had been about 30 years on the farm on which he died. He was the last close of kin on his side of the house. Both were members of Knox United Church, Ayr, and in politics were Conservative. The family comprises four daughters and two sons, viz.: Mrs. A. Dryden, Galt; Mrs. G. Wallace, and Mrs. W. Little, North Dumfries; Elizabeth at home; Robert and James at home. Mrs. Rutherford leaves three brothers and three sisters. They are: James Williamson, Wayside, Georgia; David Williamson, Manitoulin Island; Andrew Williamson, North Dumfries; Mrs. And. Nichol, North Dumfries; Mrs. G. Hodgson, and Mrs. G. McDonald, Manitoulin Island. Interment was made in the Ayr cemetery on Jan 6 and Jan. 12 respectively. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Wesley Snyder, Thos. Sheard, John Hodgson, And. Nichol, Jas. King and W. Gemmell. The same gentlemen acted in both cases, with the exception that yesterday M. And. Williamson was substituted for Mr. Hodgson, and Mr. Alex. Edgar for Mr. Sheard. Rev. Mr. Brown conducted both services.

The Ayr News Jan 13 1921 pg 1 
Janet Williamson
 
39140 BROBST, Lillian M.

Of 400 Champlain Blvd., Cambridge, on Friday, May 22, 1987, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 102nd year, Lillian M. Williamson. Beloved wife of the late Bruce K. Brobst. Dear mother of Esther V. and Kenneth and his wife Doris, both of Cambridge; dear twin sister of Mrs. Adda Williams of Lakeland, Fla. Also surviving are three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one son, Bruce W. Mrs. Brobst was born in Ohio, U.S.A. and came to Cambridge in 1941, from Toronto. A member of St. Paul's United Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Cambridge, Saturday (today), 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Sunday, May 24, at 4:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 May 1987 pg B13 
Lillian M. Williamson
 
39141 Margaret Williamson married George Johnston MacDonald was was born 8 feb 1856 Toronto Twp., d. 8 Nov 1925 Carnarvon Twp., buried Providence Bay Cemetery, Carnarvon Twp. Margaret Williamson
 
39142 1851 - Mary Williamson is in same household as David Potter. Mary Williamson
 
39143 Mary Ann's husband John Caddel was born 22 Jun 1852 New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, died 17 May 1926, buried Mindemoya. New Kilpatrick, Dunbarton, 1852 19th August - John, lawful son of Donald Caddel, shepherd and Janet McDonald, born at Garscube farm 22 June and baptized 1st August. OVR #021639 - Carnarvon Twp. - Died 17 May 1926 - John Caddel, age 73 years, 10 mos, 24 days, married, undertaker and carpenter, b. Mindemoya to Donald Caddel (Scotland) and Janet McDonald (Scotland). James Caddel, Mindemoya, son, informant, buried Mindemoya.


Sherry Williamson email 2011  
Mary Anne Williamson
 
39144 Mrs. Frederick Hartwick

A resident of the Ayr-Wrigley's Road for the past 40 years, Mrs. Frederick Hartwick, passed away at K-W Hospital on Saturday. April 25th. She was 87. Born in Jamaica, the former Pearl Ada Willis, she was a daughter of the late John Willis and Lilla Peat. She came to Canada with her family when she was 14. She was a graduate of Toronto Bible College. Mrs. Hartwick and her husband resided in Kitchener prior to moving to RR 1, Ayr. She was a former member of Bethel Baptist Church, Kitchener, and was latterly attending Benton Street Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Hartwick. Dear mother of Harold and his wife Mary of Kitchener, Eric and his wife Clarice of Florida, Russell and his wife Jean of RR 1, Ayr, Roy and his wife Lois of Centralia, Ill. Lovingly remembered by her 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Rose McCrae of Floria. Rested at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, where funeral and committal services will be held today (Wed.) at 2:30 p.m. Rev. James Reese and Rev. Kevin Oates will officiate. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 29 Apr 1992 pg 17 
Ada Pearl "Pearl" Willis
 
39145 Eldon Gerald Willis

The death occurred at the K-W Hospital, this morning at 11.30 o'clock of Eldon Gerald Willis, 48 Cameron street north. The deceased was born in Kitchener on March 3rd and had reached the age of seven months and 14 days. He is survived by his parents, a sister, Betty Geraldine, by two grandfathers, his maternal gradmother and two great grandmothers. The remains will be at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home until Sunday morning when they will be taken to the family residence, 48 Cameron street north. The funeral announcement will be made later

Kitchener Daily Record, October 17, 1936 
Eldon Gerald Willis
 
39146 Willis, James Private. Enlisted May 13, 1916 with the 118th Battalion Infantry. He transferred later to 1st Canadian Battalion. Presbyterian. Born January 10, 1876 on the second Concession of Howic and educated at Fordwich. He was married to Mary A. Bell and has four children. He was killed December 6, 1917 at Passchendaele by an explosion of small shell. His widow, Mrs. Mary Willis, lives at 34 Simeon St., Kitchener. Ruby Willis, 34 Simeon St., Kitchener.

Willis, James: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 13 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2884909/data?n=1 
James Willis
 
39147 "Willis Way" a small Street in downtown Waterloo, Ontario was named in his honour.

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Uptown Waterloo is well into its transformation (2010), replacing a derelict mall stub and its parking lot and redeveloping the western side of King Street. Erin and I have been through the area a few times and while the construction is a pain to navigate around, we're already seeing substantial improvements. Nowhere is this most apparent in the sudden emergence of a street life for Willis Way. Willis Way was previously a short, one-block street running beside a parking garage, offering very little for the pedestrian save for a quicker journey to Waterloo's City Hall. 
James Darryl Willis
 
39148 Willis Way was previously known as Weaver St. James Darryl Willis
 
39149 Death of George Willison

This week we are called upon to report the passing of an old Ayr boy in the person of George Willison, which event occurred at Hamilton Saturday, Dec 7, after a long illness. The deceased, who had attained his 38th year, was born in Ayr and served an apprenticeship with his father as a merchant tailor, afterward conducting the business himself for some years. "Pete", as he was familiarly known among his associates, was a genial, whole-souled fellow and made many friends, all of whom will sincerely regret to learn of his long-time poor health and early demise. He left here about 9 or 10 year ago and had since resided in Hamilton. Both father and mother (who also latterly lived in Hamilton) predeceased him and were interred in the Ayr cemetery where George's remains were also laid to rest on Friday. In politics he was a Reformer and in religion a Presbyterian. Several brothers and sisters reside in Hamilton.

Ayr News 12 Dec 1918 pg 1 
George "Pete" Willison
 
39150 1871 - Martha Willkins is staying with George Trussler. Martha Willkins
 
39151 Maple Grove Wesleyan Methodist / Zion United Church

Begun: 1843

Wesleyan Methodist services began in 1843, with meetings held in Mr. Butler's barn and in a log schoolhouse located on the southwest corner of the intersection just south of the present-day church. The schoolhouse was destroyed by fire and in 1851 land for a church was donated by John Hilborn; the frame church was later bricked with white "Breslau Brick." The first minister was Rev. J. Willoughby. 
Rev. J. Willoughby
 
39152 Mr. R. Willoughby was born in Bruce County. Over five years ago he came to Elmira and purchased the photography business of Mr. N. Cress, which he has since continued. He does all kinds of work in his line and makes a specialty of enlarging portraits. He also does picture framing. The originals of some of the portraits in "Enterprising Elmira," were produced at his studio.

Enterprising 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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Robert was a boarder living in Elmira, Ontario in 1901. 
Robert Willoughby
 
39153 Harold A. Wills, was also killed in France when his plane was shot down on his very first flight, November 28, 1943.


The Cord Weekly 9 Nov 2005 
Harold A. Wills
 
39154 WILLS, William Ronald "Ron" "Uncle Ron"

March 29, 1923- April 9, 2015. Born to Doris (nee Stephens) and Foster Wills at Redruth, Cornwall, England. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret Lily and her family Shirley and John Sindall. Survived by his sister, Iris Lovegrove and sister-in-law, Helen Newman, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews, with whom he celebrated many life events. He immigrated to Canada, on October 28, 1929 and lived in Galt, Ontario thereafter. Ron was a millwright at Babcock Wilcox, for 47 years and was a 65 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121. He served proudly in the Canadian Army, infantry artillery for four years in WWII, from N. Africa, the Italian campaign, France to the Netherlands - IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards. In his later years as a proud WWII Veteran, he remembered his comrades at the National Ceremony of Remembrance, at the National War Memorial, Ottawa on November 11th each year. This annual pilgrimage became a proud family gathering. Cremation has taken place and a family graveside service will be held at Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge at a later date. The family would like to express a special thank you to all of those who cared for Ron the past year, Dr. J. Birss, Dr. K. Roth, nurses at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and recently staff of 5 West and 7 East at Guelph General Hospital, the Guelph Denture Clinic and Wellington Park Terrace Retirement Home. Arrangements entrusted to Corbett Funeral Home.

Cambridge Times 14 Apr 2015 
William Ronald "Ron" Wills
 
39155 WILLSON, Charles

Of the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge (Preston), at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Saturday, May 25, 1974, in his 87th year. Mr. Willson was born in Cambridge (Hespeler); had resided eight years in Cambridge (Preston), coming here from Detroit, Mich.; retired from General Motors, a number of years ago, as a machinist. He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Clarence Hunkin of Mentor, Ohio. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Cambridge (Preston), where funeral and committal services will he conducted, Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 May 1974 pg 29 
Charles Willson
 
39156 Looking for Ephraim WILLSON born 1793, his wife, a daughter Amy WILLSON born 1818, and a son Ephraim Jr. born 1819. The children where all born in Yorkshire. They arrived in Canada around 1829 and settled in Waterloo Twsp. Ont. The family farm came to be called Hemlock Grove Farms. It was located in the German Tract settlement.

Ephraim Sr. married 3 times. His first wife, unknown name, died about 1833 shortly after the family arrived in Canada; his second wife Elizabeth GOFTON he married 5 October 1835; he married his third wife Margaret McCLOY after his second wife's death in 1853.
Amy WILLSON married a John BRIGHTON. Many of the BRIGHTON's in Waterloo County are their descendants.

Ephraim Willson Jr. married Catherine O'BRIEN on 22 October 1844. Later in about 1867 Ephraim Jr. and his family left Waterloo Twsp. and moved to Plympton twsp. Lambton Co. Ont. where alot of my branch of the family has been ever since. Many in Ephraim Jr.'s branch of the family had one of the "L"s dropped hence the last name became WILSON. Does anyone recognize this family?
Norm Wilson nwilson@webgate.net


Branch Notes Vol 28 No. 1, Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society 
Ephraim Willson, Sr.
 
39157 In 1923, came to Preston where he purchased a coal and ice business that he operated until he retired in 1958. Willson Fuels operated from the family home on William Street were he imported and delivered coal to homes and businesses in southern Waterloo County. During the depression Willson Fuels routinely supplied coal at no charge to families in need. In the winter Mr. Willson harvested ice from the Blair dam and stored the ice in an old woollen mill on the site until the warm summer months when it would be sold to keep iceboxes cold. Mr. Willson was one of Preston's most active residents and was involved in many aspects of civic life. He was a life member of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society, a strong supporter of the Galt Fall Fair, a member of the Preston Masonic Lodge and a member of the Guelph Rose Croix. Mr. Willson served on the Preston municipal council for 19 years. He was Preston's deputy reeve in 1948, Preston's reeve from 1937 to 1939 in 1950 and in 1952, Preston?s mayor in 1953 and 1954 and was the warden of Waterloo County in 1950. Over the years he held various other positions including Chair of both the Preston Police Commission and the Preston municipal Finance Committee. He died on February 2, 1970 and is buried in the Blair Cemetery.


Cambridge Hall of Fame www.cambridge.ca 
Ford Isaac Willson
 
39158 SOURCE: The Record, Kitchener-Waterloo, SMITH, Leone Beryl-At St. Mary's Hospital, in Kitchener, ON, CAN Tuesday, Dec 12, 2000, of Kitchener, age 74 years, Beloved wife of Grant Smith; dear mother of Douglas Smith, Gary Smith and his wife Karen of Kitchener and Ron Smith and his wife Betty of Waterloo. She is lovingly remembered by four grandchildren, Anthony, David, Willson, Marryl. Sister of Gordon and Harvey Wilson and Pauline Hiebert, all of Waterloo. Predeceased by her parents, Margaret & Maxell Willson. Mrs. Smith's family wil (sic) receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. Waterloo, on Friday, Dec 15 from 2-3 and 7-9pm. A private funeral service will take place at a later date.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Leone Beryl Willson
 
39159 Address 3429 BERLETT'S RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WILMOT Property Code Category FARM Survey Description BLK B CON 2 PT LOT 20 Acres 100 Roll Number 301809001011100 Teranet PIN 221740061 
Berlett's Rd. 3429 (house, 1 1/2 storey, Georgian, rubblestone, "Guenther House) Wilmot Twp.
 
39160 2 storey fieldstone house, plastered porch, in 2009 in poor condition, farm buildings on site. Bleams Rd. 1400 - House - stone - 2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39161 2 story large stone house greatly renovated and enlarge constructed in 1858 by William Scott founder of New Hamburg current use 2009: residence Bleams Rd. 3332 - House - stone - 2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39162 Address 1145 CHRISTNER RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WILMOT Property Code Category FARM Survey Description WILMOT CON S SNYDERS RD PT LOT 21 RP 58R16672 PTS 4 AND 5 Acres 22.71687405 Roll Number 301807000712308 Teranet PIN 226951521 
Christner Rd. 1145 - house - stone 2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39163 Address 1379 CHRISTNER RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WILMOT Property Code Category FARM Survey Description CON SOUTH OF SNYDERS RD PT LOT 22 PT LOT 23 RP58R3072 PT 1 Acres 159.6 Roll Number 301807000712000 Teranet PIN 226950006 
Christner Rd. 1379 - house - stone 2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39164 2 storey stone and brick house, back three walls stone, the front brick, condition 2009 good.  The house was probably used as a Inn. Erb's Rd. 1744 - House - stone and brick - 2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39165 Address 1157 ERB'S RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WILMOT Property Code Category FARM Survey Description CON SOUTH OF ERBS RD PT LOT 2 Acres 78 Roll Number 301808000802800 Teranet PIN 221840052 
Erbs Rd. 1157 (House, stone, 2 storey, Georgian, "Herber House") Wilmot Twp.
 
39166 Fieldstone house in poor condition in 2009. Farm buildins on site. Erbs Rd. 1157 (House, stone, 2 storey, Georgian, "Herber House") Wilmot Twp.
 
39167 1 1/2 storey stone house with plastered front porch and farm building. Moderate condition in 2009. Erbs Rd. 2306 - House - stone - 1 1/2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39168 1 1/2 storey fieldstone house. In 2009  was in good condition with farm building on site. Huron Rd. 1040 - House - stone - 1 1/2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39169 2 storey fieldstone house, in 2008 good condition, farm buildings on site. Huron Rd. 2771 - House - stone - 2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39170 Address 3994 HURON RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WILMOT Property Code Category FARM Survey Description BLK A CON 1 PT LOT 25 Acres 7.35 Roll Number 301801000117500 Teranet PIN 222020023 
Huron Rd. 3994 (house,1 1/2 story, Gothic Revival "Daniel Silcox House") Wilmot Twp.
 
39171 2 story field stone house. Huron Rd. 4150 - House - stone - 2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39172 2 story field stone house with farm buildings Huron Rd. 4157 - House - stone - 2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39173 The Henry Killer Farmstead, with its fieldstone farmhouse, smokehouse, driving shed, and barn, is representative of settler farmsteads, in the picturesque rural landscape, of the village of New Hamburg. The Henry Killer Farmstead is a well preserved pioneer farmstead. Nafziger Rd. 2541 - House - fieldstone - Henry Killer Farm Designated Wilmot Twp.
 
39174 Vernacular; 1 ? story; log church with white tongue and groove siding. Gabled roof, arched top windows, chimney in centre of roof. Rectangular window in gabled roof. Nafziger Rd. 2541A - Church - Log - tongue and groove siding Philipsburg Baptist Church Wilmot Twp.
 
39175 2 storey fieldstone house, in 2011 excellent condition. Notre Dame Dr. 1828 - House - field stone - 2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39176 1 1/2 story field stone house with modern stone faced addition on rear good condition Notre Dame Dr. 2325 - House - field stone - 1 1/2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39177 1 1/2 story field stone house excellent condition, framed back addition, plastered porch farm buildings on site. Notre Dame Dr. 3106 - House - field stone - 1 1/2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39178 Log House now covered with hand split lath. narrow window 6 or 8 panes Known as Wilker House. Snyder's Rd. E. 1688 - House - Log - Wilker House Wilmot Twp.
 
39179 1 1/2 story stone house 2009: condition good, used as residence check address may be 1288. Witmer Rd. 1318 - stone house 1 1/2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39180 Address 1318 WITMER RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WILMOT Property Code Category FARM Survey Description CON SOUTH OF BLEAMS RD PT LOT 5 Acres 71.2 Roll Number 301803000400600 Teranet PIN 221860243 
Witmer Rd. 1318 - stone house 1 1/2 storey Wilmot Twp.
 
39181 Edward was married to Laura Maud Ferguson 1905-1999 buried besides her. Edward William Wilsdon
 
39182 Berlin Chronicle 5 Apr 1859

Melancholy acident near Berlin - A little girl aged four years, daughter of Mr. Alexander Wilson, residing between Berlin and Bridgeport, came to her death on Tuesday night last, under the following melancholy circumstances: - Mr. And Mrs. Wilson had reason to leave the child alone in the house for about ten minutes, and it is supposed that the little thing had been playing with the candle for on their return they found her clothes in a blaze, and before the fire could be extinguished, the unfortunate child was so badly burnt that she expired in a few hours afterwards 
Wilson
 
39183 Abraham Wilson, died near Berlin, Agu. 15, 1858; age, 12 years, 9 months; survived by his mother.


The Christian Guardian 25 Aug 1858 pg 186 
Abraham Wilson
 
39184 Death of Mrs. Minty

Numerous friends and acquaintances will sincerely regret to learn that after an illness of several weeks from typhoid fever, Mrs. A. C. Minty passed away at 7:30 on Tuesday evening. The deceased was the second daughter of the late Adam Wilson and was visiting her mother's home when stricken with typhoid. Besides her husband, who is a government employee in British Columbia, a daughter about five years of age also survives. Mrs. Minty resided at or near the coast for about 12 years, both before and after her marriage, and was here on an extended visit. To the sorely bereaved mother, brother and sisters the sympathy of the community will be extended in their hour of affliction. Mr. Minty is on his way from Fernie to Ayr, and no arrangement for the funeral will be made until he arrives or is heard from en route.

Ayr News 14 Sep 1913 
Agnes McIntyre Wilson
 
39185 Died In Galt Hospital, on Thursday morning, Aug. 5th, 1909, at 11 o'clock Alice Wilson daughter of the late Alexander Wilson In her 46th year The Funeral Will take place on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 7th, at 2 o'clock, from her brother's residence Mr. David B. Wilson, Dickie settlement, to Cedar Creek Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


Funeral Card 
Alice Wilson
 
39186 Friends and neighbors were shocked to hear of the rather sudden death of a highly respected and esteemed resident of Elmira for the past nineteen years in the person of Andrew Wilson, who passed away at his residence on Friday Dec. 30th, 1938. The late Mr. Wilson had been a resident of the district all his life having been born and raised on a farm between Wallenstein and Macton, and it was from this farm he retired to Elmira nineteen years ago to the day of his death.

Confined to his bed for three weeks the end came unexpectedly to his wife and family, although he had suffered from ill-health for the past two years.

Mr. Wilson at the time of his death was 73 years of age. His active life had been spent in farming until he retired to Elmira. He was a member of Gale Presbyterian Church and had served on its Board of Management.

The funeral was held from his late residence on Monday, January 2nd, with Rev. J. S. Wright, B.A., of Gale Presbyterian Church in charge of the services. The following served as pallbearers; G. Reuter, Wm. Moser, C. Hermann, A. Pfaff, L. Lee, P. Beisel.

Surviving relatives are his wife, one son, Clare, teacher at Creekbank; and two daughters, Pearl and Nellie, both living in Kitchener. One brother predeceased him four years ago, and four sister survive, name: Mrs. Steiss (Hannah), Brodhagen; Mrs. Stewart (Elsie), Elstow, Sask., Mrs. Ella Mayberry, Guelph; Mrs. Bella Powell, Elmira.

The remains were laid to rest in Elmira cemetery with the funeral in charge of Mr. C. Dreisinger, funeral director.


Elmira Signet 22 Dec 1938 
Andrew Wilson
 
39187 Possibly named Ann Wilson who died 9 May 1910 in Kitchener married name Roos, daughter of Jacob Wilson Anna Mary Wilson
 
39188 CAMPBELL Annie

At Fairview Mennonite Home, on Friday, Aug. 27, 1993, Annie Wilson, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late William Campbell (1982). Dear mother of May (Mrs. Jack Hodgins) of Kitchener, Gordon and Donald, both of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Susannah and John Wilson and one brother, John in 1942. Mrs. Campbell was born in Burnley, England and came to Preston in 1917. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be conducted at the funeral home by Rev. Peter Wesley, Monday, Aug. 30, at 1:30 p.m. Interment following in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Aug 1993 pg A9 
Annie Wilson
 
39189 COOPER. Ardell Edith

Peacefully, in her sleep, on Wednesday, June 17, 1992, Ardell (Wilson) Cooper, formerly of the Hespeler area of Fisher Mills, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert (May 1990). Dear mother of Mrs. Joan Hoffer of California, dear sister of Mrs. Isobel Lewis of London, Ont. Mrs. Cooper is also survived by her son in law, Maurice Hicknell of Kitchener, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter, Jannet Hicknell, in 1968. There will be no visitation. Cremation has takan place. A memorial service, will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766, Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, Saturday afternoon, Jun 20, at 3p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Jun 1992 pg A9 
Ardell Edith Wilson
 
39190 OLIVER, Bertha May

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, Sept. 21, 1984, Bertha May Wilson, of 95 Concession St., Cambridge, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband, William Oliver. Dear mother of Jessie (Mrs. Arnold Rife) of Cambridge, Robert and William Oliver of Swan River, Man. and Donald Oliver of Kitchener; sister of Mrs. Alma Hyslop of Cambridge. Also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a sister, Nellie Eagle and a brother, Morley Wilson. Mrs. Oliver lived in the Branchton area all her married life, prior to returning to Cambridge; she was a member of Lincoln Avenue United Church and a past member of the Littles Corner's Women's Institute. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. N., Cambridge, on Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home on Sunday, Sept. 23, 1984, at 2 p.m., with Rev. R. Duthie officiating. Interment Mount View cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Sep 1984 pg D15 
Bertha May Wilson
 
39191 BROWN, Blanche

On Thursday, May 1, 1988, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Blanche Wilson, of Eventide Home, Cambridge, formerly of 778 Walter St., Cambridge, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late William Brown; dear mother of William of Rugby, England, Penny (Mrs. Scott Lindfield) of Warrington, England and Joan (Mrs. David Kirkham) of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Helen Ledwith of Worcester, England. Predeceased by one son, Patrick; one daughter, Shirley; one brother, Harry. Mrs. Brown was born in Nagpur, India and lived most of her life in England and came to Canada 25 years ago. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 3, 1988, at St. Clement's Church, Cambridge at 12 noon. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 May 1986 pg E11 
Blanche Fairfoot Wilson
 
39192 In Dumfries, on Friday last, the 19th inst., Mr. Charles Wilson, farmer, a native of Roxburghshire, Scotland, aged 48 years. The deceased was a man who carried with him through life the hearty esteem and affection of all who know him. No man was more trusted, or proved himself more trustworthy; and during the long period of twenty-six years he had passed in Dumfries, he not only never made an enemy, but secured universal affection for his unassuming demeanor, integrity, candor, and desire to do good


Berlin Chronicle Newspaper 30 Aug 1859

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Wilson: In Dumfries, on Friday the 19th inst., Mr. Charles Wilson, Farmer, a native of Roxboroughshire, Scotland, aged 48 years. The deceased was an old settler in Dumfries, one of the pioneers of the forest. He came to Dumfries about 26 years ago, when the whole Township was little better than a wilderness. During the whole of that time, he has been noted for his industry and integrity, and his remains were followed to the grave by a large circle of sorrowing relations and friends.


Berlin Telegraph 26 Aug 1859

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It is reported that Charles was born in Lilliesleaf, Roxburg, Scotland, documentaiton needed. 
Charles Wilson
 
39193 1871 - Charles George Wilson is staying with Walter Murray. Charles George Wilson
 
39194 SMITH, Christina Strachan

At the Eventide Home, Cambridge, on Friday, June 14, 1974, in her 84th year; Christina Wilson, beloved wife of the late, Rev. Roscoe H. Smith; dear mother of Ross of Kitchener and Bruce of Islington; also survived by five grandchildren. Resting at the Coutts and Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrew St., Cambridge, where funeral service will be held on Monday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. Interment, Mount View cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Jun 1974 pg 31 
Christina Strachan Wilson
 
39195 Mr. C. Wilson, of Galt, Ont., who has been spending some weeks at the home of his son-in-law, F. Orchard, Lintrathen, left for his home on Saturday. Mr. Wilson is greatly delighted with Manitoba.


The Dufferin Leader About Town, Aug. 17, 1899, p. 8 [would have been, Franklin Orchard and wife Sarah Ann Wilson] 
Cornelius Wilson
 
39196 DAVID DOUGLAS WILSON, Seaforth, Ont., was born June 2nd, 1839, in North Dumfries, Waterloo County. He received his education at the public schools and Galt Grammar School. He obtained a first-class certificate and taught his old school in North Dumfries for five years. In 1865 his eyesight failing him, he engaged in the egg business, which has now reached gigantic proportions, shipping something like a million and a half dozen per year to New York, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, Liverpool and London. Mr. Wilson is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and has been an elder for twenty-three years, and Sunday School Superintendent ever since the church at Seaforth was organized. He was reeve of the town for fifteen years, but declined re-election in 1891. He belongs to the Masonic Brotherhood, also to the Royal Templars of Temperance. He was married in 1859 to Helen Richardson, of Waterloo, grand-daughter of Tibbie Shiel, of St. Mary's Cottage, Selkirkshire, Scotland. Mrs. Wilson died in 1885, leaving seven children. He was married again in 1891 to Annie Duthie, of Jarvis, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The Canadian Album - Men of Canada or Success by Example (Brantford, Ontario, Canada: Bradley Garretson & Co., 1891) 
David Douglas Wilson
 
39197 DONNA WILSON WEBER
1939-2010

Donna Wilson Weber was born in Listowel in 1939. Through her volunteerism in the sporting community, Weber was a sports builder in Waterloo Region.

Weber was honoured with a Life Membership in the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association in 1993, and she was recognized by The Canadian Hockey Association in 2001 for outstanding service to minor hockey. Weber was selected as Volunteer of the Year in Minor Baseball in 1995 and in Minor Hockey in 2003.

Weber made significant contributions to the Sponsored Children's Program of Minor Hockey; to the World Women's Hockey Championship held in Kitchener in 1997; to the National Junior Baseball Championship from 1995 to 2000; to the Parade of History Walls at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium and the Waterloo Recreation Centre; and to the World Fastball Championships held in Kitchener in 2002.

Weber received the Queen's Gold Medal Jubilee Award in 2002 from the Government of Canada for service to Country and Community. Together with her husband John, she was involved extensively in hockey, baseball, fastball, their church and many other community activities.

Donna and her husband John are parents of three children, Deborah, David and John-Michael.


Waterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Donna Wilson
 
39198 BULLER, Dorothy (nee) Wilson - Peacefully, at her residence in Cambridge, on Wednesday, July 25, 2007. Dorothy was in her 86th year. Loving and cherished wife of Kenneth Buller Sr. for 65 years. Beloved mother of Kenneth Buller Jr. of Cambridge. Gloria Jean Johnson (Robert) of Waterloo, Nancy Lassel of Waterloo, Dayle Buller-Power (John) of Cambridge. She will be sadly missed by 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother, Leonard Wilson and sister, Jean Grimm. Much loved by her nieces and nephews and her many friends. Visitation will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services to take place at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m. Reception in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre immediately following with cremation to follow the reception. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be sent through www.mem.com

The Record - Jul 2007 
Dorothy Wilson
 
39199 WILSON, Earl Passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2009, at the Village of Winston Park at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Elizabeth for 59 years. Loving father of David and his wife Joan, Sylvia Sparling and her husband Allan, Paul and his wife Louise and June Spidell and her husband Scott. Cherished grandfather of Mark, Trace-Ann, Jennifer and her husband Vincent, Carrie and her husband Bobby, Hillary, Casimir and Sydney. Dear brother-in-law of David and Lois Goeden, and uncle of Anne and Mary. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Emily Wilson. Earl, after serving in the Second World War, became an employee at J.M Schneider's for 38 years, and was a member of the Schneider's Male Chorus for several years. He was a member of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Choir for 50 years, and also served as an elder. Through the years, he also sang with the St. John's Anglican Church Choir and the Philharmonic Choir. Earl was a model railway enthusiast and member of the Doubleheaders Club. He and his wife managed the Freeport Thrift Shop for 9 years. Earl's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 1 - 2:45 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 519-749-8467. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 with a reception to follow. A private family interment will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Thank you to the staff at Winston Park Nursing Home for all their loving care and support over the past four months and to Veterans and the CCAC for helping to make the last years easier for Dad. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by Earl's family (cards are available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Earl's memorial.


The Waterloo Region Record 28 Dec 2009 
Earl Wilson
 
39200 Galt Reporter Dec 17 1886 pg 8 Eda Betsy "Edith" Wilson
 
39201 Passing of Mrs. John M. Hunt - Died, in Ayr, on Friday, Dec. 29th, 1922, at 4.30 o'clock p.m., Elizabeth Wilson, beloved wife of Mr. John W. Hunt, in her 76th year. The deceased was born on the Paris Road, South Dumfries coming to Ayr 40 years ago, and marrying a year later. Always a healthy, active woman, she experienced little trouble in the way of Illness until about six months ago, but from that time on dissolution was gradual and apparently inevitable. She was essentially a home-body, giving almost undivided attention to her household duties, and the making of a cheery, inviting home. As a neighbor she possessed unexcelled qualifications, especially in times of urgent need, thus winning the good will, esteem and respect of the community. In religion she was an adherent of the Presbyterian faith and abounded in good works. Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Messrs. Elliott and Ogden Wilson, Detroit. The funeral took palce from her late residence, Northumberland street, n Monday afternoon, to the Ayr cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev. J. J. Brown.

The Ayr News Jan 4 1923 pg 1
 
Elizabeth A. Wilson
 
39202 WILSON, ERASTUS WILLIAM, businessman and officer; b. 1 July 1860 in Belleville, Upper Canada, son of James Wilson, an iron founder, and Mary Ann Dowser; m. 1887 Sara Etta L. Bricker of Berlin (Kitchener), Ont., and they had two sons and one daughter; d. 15 May 1922 in Montreal.

Erastus William Wilson received his early schooling in Belleville and then went on to secondary school in Oshawa. He chose to enter the business world rather than to attend the University of Toronto, where his application had been accepted.

Wilson moved to Montreal in 1882. Two years later he began working for the Manufacturers' Life Insurance Company [see George Gooderham*], and he would serve as manager of its Montreal office until 1911. After transferring then to the Canada Life Assurance Company, again as manager, he would later be in charge of its operations for the province of Quebec, and he continued in this position for the rest of his life. He would also be a director of Crown Trust Company as well as of Peter Lyall and Sons Construction Company.

In the course of his career, in addition to playing an effective role in the Montreal Board of Trade, Wilson was honoured by appointment as a member for life to the board of directors of the Montreal General Hospital and the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association. He also participated as a mason in the activities of Royal Victoria Lodge No.57, of which he would become a past master. In 1895 he rose to the position of provincial grand director of ceremonies. He belonged to several organizations in the Montreal region: the prestigious St James Club and Mount Royal Club, as well as the Forest and Stream Club. In 1917 the king made him a companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. He would live in Westmount and have a summer residence in Dorval.

Wilson's interest in the military life was evident from the time he came to Montreal in 1882, the year he enlisted as a private in the 3rd Battalion of Rifles (Victoria Rifles of Canada). Probably as a result of the quality of his performance and leadership, he rose through the ranks and obtained an officer's commission in January 1892. He assumed command of the regiment on 25 Sept. 1903, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and he relinquished it four years later.

Wilson was promoted colonel on 1 June 1914 with his appointment as acting commander of Military District No.4 (Montreal). When World War I broke out on 4 Aug. 1914, he joined the staff of the minister of militia and defence, Samuel Hughes, in Valcartier, and in October he accompanied him to England as his orderly officer. On 20 November he took command of Military District No.4. He was made a brigadier-general on 1 Sept. 1915. The following year he was given command of the camp at Valcartier, and in June he was promoted major-general. He resumed command of Military District No.4 in 1917. In the summer of 1918 he went to England and inspected Canadian troops on the front lines with Prime Minister Sir Robert Laird Borden* and the minister of the overseas military forces, Sir Albert Edward Kemp. He returned to Canada in August. When the war ended he asked to be relieved of his duties, but the military authorities persuaded him to remain at his post until the repatriation of the troops had been completed. He finally gave up command of Military District No.4 in October 1919. He died less than three years later, on 15 May 1922, at the age of 61. His two sons had both taken part in World War I. Erastus William had enlisted in the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Brigade and served on its headquarters staff. Bradley Alexander had also joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Wilson made a success of his business and military careers. He even managed to attend to each of them during the war. This was no small task, and he accomplished it at the cost of his health. He performed his wartime duties to the satisfaction of the authorities, as his successive promotions demonstrate. As commander of District No.4, he played a significant role in recruitment. But like many other Montreal businessmen of the time, Wilson did not speak French, and his cultural and social world was an English-speaking one. His lack of sensitivity towards French Canadians hampered his work. He did indeed help Olivar Asselin* in recruiting the 163rd Infantry Battalion, as Rodolphe Lemieux* acknowledged in the House of Commons. On the other hand, on 12 July 1915 he supported the imposition of conscription.

Wilson tried, but failed, to create a strong, vigorous, and active civilian organization in the Montreal area for recruiting French Canadians. For this purpose he got in touch with three soldiers and with three French Canadian civilians, Senator Frédéric-Ligori Béïque*, Sir Alexander Lacoste, and especially Senator Raoul Dandurand*, but they were unable to respond favourably to his request for assistance. They did not find a francophone priest prepared to take charge of recruiting French-speaking volunteers, as Wilson had hoped, nor were they able to establish a fund similar to that of the Citizen's Recruiting League, an English-language organization set up to promote the recruitment of men willing to enlist in the anglophone battalions operating in Military District No.4. On 14 March 1916 Wilson appointed a Methodist clergyman, the Reverend Charles A. Williams, as chief recruiting agent for his district, claiming that he had been unable to find a French-speaking priest to hold this position. Nonetheless, he might have chosen an officer or a layman instead, as was done in Military District No.5, based at Quebec. Lemieux referred to this ill-considered appointment the following year in the course of the debates on the Military Service Act in the House of Commons. During his time as head of the camp at Valcartier, Wilson could not understand the difficult position of the French Canadian commanders of battalions, who were reduced to the role of recruiting officers. This incomprehension became clear in 1916 in his evaluation of the work of Lieutenant-Colonel Hercule Barré, commander of the 150th Infantry Battalion, and his criticism of Lieutenant-Colonel René-Arthur de La Bruère Girouard, commander of the 178th Infantry Battalion.

In spite of these reservations, it must be acknowledged that Erastus William Wilson was a staunch high-ranking officer, dedicated to the cause of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and, as Lemieux said, in his daily life "a real gentleman."
Jean-Pierre Gagnon

LAC, RG 31, C1, 1861, Belleville, [Ont.], dist.1, Sampson Ward: 14; 1871, Oshawa, Ont., div.2: 65-66; RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/166, box 10442-23. Le Devoir, 16 mai 1922. J.-P. Gagnon, Le 22e bataillon (canadien-français), 1914-1919; étude socio-militaire (Québec et Ottawa, 1986). Nicholson, CEF. The storied province of Quebec; past and present, ed. W. [C. H.] Wood et al. (5v., Toronto, 1931-32), 3.

1aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval 
Erastus William Wilson
 
39203 Mrs. Milton Johannes

PRESTON, Mrs. Milton Johannes, 65, of Blair, died Friday night, at her home, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Johannes was the former, Ethel M. Wilson and was born in North Dumfries Township. She had lived in Blair, for 33 years and was a member of Preston Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; two sons, John of Galt and Paul of Blair; three daughters, Jean of Toronto, Joyce of Calgary and Marilyn of Blair; one brother, Erving Wilson of RR 2, Ayr and two grandchildren. The body will be at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home, where the funeral will be conducted, Monday, at 2 p.m. Committal service will be at Park Lawn Cemetery Chapel. Interment, will take place later at the Blair Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 1960 pg 5 
Ethel Mills Wilson
 
39204 HOCH, Florence Adiene (Wilson)

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Pinehaven Nursing Home, in Waterloo, on Saturday, May 7, 1994, age 93 years. Loving mother of John Hoch Jr.. Leone McGrath, Verna Hoch, Bill Hoch and his wife Betty, all of Cambridge, Ross Hoch, Laurene and her husband Stan Korell, all of Waterloo, Marie and her husband Fred Kaster of Winterbourne. Loving grandmother of Michael and his wife Heather Hoch, Lisa and her husband Don Bradley, Rebecca and Kevin Hoch, Shari and her husband Steve Schmidt, Fred Kaster Jr. and his wife Connie, Wendy and her husband Dwayne Meekison, Patti Korell and her friend Allan Fries, Bryan Korell and his friend Nancy Glousher. Loving great-grandmother of Andrew, Kristen, Stephanie, Kelsey, Darcie, Kristen, Natasha and Ashley. She was predeceased by her husband, John Hoch in 1983; her parents, Peter Wilson and Mary Parker and two infant sons, Robert and David. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Saturday, May 14, 1994, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Harold Brill officiating.

The Record Newspaper 9 May 1994 pg A7 
Florence Adeline Wilson
 
39205 Frank is a lodger in the hotel of Samuel Dopp Frank Wilson
 
39206 WILSON, Geddes

Of 33 Hahn Ave., Cambridge (Hespeler), at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Saturday, September 18, 1976, Geddes Wilson, beloved son of Geddes and Joan Wilson, in his sixth year. Dear brother of Marcia. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge (Preston), until Tuesday morning; then to St. Clement's Church, for funeral mass, at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Sep 1976 pg 35
 
Geddes Wilson
 
39207 Dr. G.E. 'Duff' Wilson

One of Ayr's most respected citizens,. Dr. G. E. Duff Wilson passed away in Kitchener on February 7th. 1993. He was in his 89th year. Born in Acton, he graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1929. Upon graduation he moved to Ayr where he set up a practice. In 1942 Dr. Wilson joined the Canadian Army and served as commander of the 12th Medical Company overseas during World War 11 Following the War he returned to Ayr and was appointed medical officer of health for Kitchener. When the Waterloo County health unit was formed in 1968 he headed it. retiring. in 1971. Despite his busy schedule. he was very active in the community. He was an ardent sportsman actively participating in the Ayr Tennis Club, swimming and skiing. A love of horticulture led him to spend countless hours planting and tending flower gardens and trees through projects taken on by the Ayr Horticultural Society. He was a. valued member and historian of Knox United Church where he served in several board capacities. The scouting movement also benefitted from his work. Dr. Wilson was the first person from the K-W area to serve on the University of Toronto senate from 1968 to 1972. When regional government was implemented in Waterloo Region in 1973. Dr. Wilson served the first term as a North Dumfries Township councillor for the Ayr ward. In 1979 Dr. Wilson was honoured as Ayr's citizen of the year . Predeceased, by his wife, the former Mary Reed. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Bill (Janet) Trimble of London and Nancy Finlayson of London, a son Reed of Brockville: 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Knox United Church, Ayr, on Saturday. February 13th. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 17 Feb 1993 pg 14

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G.E. Duff Wilson was born in Acton, Ontario. He graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto in 1929 and interned at Toronto Western Hospital. He opened his practice in Ayr in 1930, taking post-graduate training in Yonkers, N.Y. He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Medical Corps which he joined in 1942. Lieutenant Colonel Wilson remained active with the Corps after the War.

After taking a diploma in public health at the University of Toronto (1946), Wilson was appointed Medical Officer of Health for Kitchener in 1948. He served as Medical Officer of Health for the County of Waterloo from 1965 to 1971.

Through the Ontario Medical Association, he sparked the Canadian Fitness Program. He was local historian for Ayr, President of the Ayr Horticultural Society and promoted tree planting. He was an elder and chorister at Knox United Church and he served on North Dumfries Township Council from 1973 to 1975.

Honours included Ayr Citizen of the Year 1979, the Centennial Award, Ontario Volunteer Award and Celebration 88 certificate.


Waterloo Region Hall of Fame
 
Dr. George Erskine Duff "Duff" Wilson
 
39208 It is suspected that this house was built circa 1844 but its recorded history begins in 1852 when the house was sold to John Watson, the owner of the largest factory in the village,.... Another past owner of the home was Dr. Duff Wilson, former Medical Officer of Health for Waterloo County.

 
Dr. George Erskine Duff "Duff" Wilson
 
39209 Kimmel - at Berlin, on Thursday August 10th, 1911, Georgina Martha Wilson, wife of Mr. Aug. J. Kimmel.


Elmira Signet 1911 August 
Georgina Martha Wilson
 
39210 Mrs. Richard S. Longmate

PRESTON, Sept. 8 — Well-known Preston resident for the past 24 years, Gladys May Wilson, wife of Richard Stanley Longmate, died at St. Marys Hospital, Kitchener, yesterday at the age of 46. Mrs. Longmate had been in failing health for the past year, seriously ill for the past week, and confined to hospital two days. Born near Orangeville, she resided in Orangeville and for three years in Hespeler. She had lived in Preston since her marriage at St. John's Anglican Church, Preston, Dec. 25, 1924. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Trudy Loreen, aged 16 months; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Gibson, Hamilton; Mrs. Alex Bradley, Preston and Mrs. Albert May of Orangeville, and three brothers, Garfield Wilson of Buffalo; William T. Wilson of Orangeville and Robert Wilson of Preston. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home. The funeral will take place at St. John's Anglican Church, Preston, Thursday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Sep 1948 pg 21 
Gladys May Wilson
 
39211 BONIFACE, Gladys Rose Passed away peacefully at Riverbend Place on Sunday, March 6, 2011, in her 97th year. Beloved mother of Janet and her husband Rev. Ian Glass of Charlottetown, P.E.I., Shirley and her husband Douglas Nelson of Cambridge. Also survived by her grandchildren Linda (Wayne) Gallant, Nancy (Andrew) McDonald, Suzanne (Ian) Walker, all of P.E.I., David (Cindy) Nelson of Drumbro, Cathy (Chris) Hall of Ayr, Jim Nelson of Cambridge, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Survived also by her sisters Anne Rayner and Thelma Bastin, both of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents John and Lily Wilson, brothers Jackie (in infancy) and William, sisters Lillian Dorken and Ruby Sobol. The family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from Coutts Chapel on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Mountview Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

The Waterloo Region Record 6 Mar 2011 
Gladys Rose "Rose" Wilson
 
39212 WILSON, Harold Wallace

Of 85 Christopher Drive, Wasaga Beach, Ont., on Friday, Dec. 11, 1992, at Collingwood General Marine Hospital, Harold Wilson, beloved husband of Irene Lambke, in his 64th year. Dear father of Harold and his wife Katherine, Mary Lou and her husband Tim Gellow of Wasaga Beach, Shirley and her husband Bill McCrudden and Helen and her husband Gerald Isley of Cambridge; beloved grandfather of 10 grandchildren. Mr. Wilson was born in Toronto and lived in Wasaga Beach, for 18 years, from Cambridge. A retired supervisor from Wasaga Beach Hydro Customer Service. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Monday, Dec 14, 1992 (today) at 1:30 p.m. with Rev Eric Rempel officiating Interment in Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Dec 1992 pg A11 
Harold Wallace Wilson
 
39213 At the June assizes Joseph and Thomas Ferris were tried for the murder of Henry Wilson, in Wellesley, in March. A dispute had arisen respecting the ownership of a strip of land, and Wilson had obtained a writ of ejectment, and upon going to serve it, Joseph Ferris knocked him down and strangled him with his scarf, the other prisoner looking on while it was done. They were both sentenced to be hanged, when they made a full confession, and their sentence was commuted to imprisonment for life. At the Quarter Sessions in July, Judge Powell had the gratifying duty to inform the Grand Jury that, for the third time, there were no prisoners for trial, and only one case was brought before the magistrates in Guelph during the whole year.


The annals of the town of Guelph, 1827-1877 By Charles Acton Burrows pg. 60


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Henry Willson a constable, was murdered in Wellesley twp., March 22, 1848, by Joseph and Thomas Farras who he had gone to arrest.(Guelph Herald)


The Christian Guardian 14 Jun, 1848 pg 139 
Henry Wilson
 
39214 H. B. Wilson

GALT, H. B. (Barney) Wilson, 8 Dalgleish St., died today at Freeport Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was 80. Born at Milton, he had spent most of his life in Galt. Between 1911 and 1929 he lived at Dunnville, where he was a commercial fisherman working out of Port Maitland. Returning to Galt, he became a moulder at Sheldons Engineering Ltd. and at Goldie-McClloch Ltd. He retired in 1960. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Galt Free Methodist Church and a charter member of the Galt Christian Businessmen's Association. Besides his wife, the former Margaret Overholt, he is survived by a son Frederick of Galt: a sister, Mrs. Kathleen Reavley of Newcastle, England and one grandchild. One son, Charles, predeceased him. The body will he at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, from Friday, at 2 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home, Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., with burial in Mount View cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Mar 1971 pg 25 
Hugh Burnet "Barney" Wilson
 
39215 Died, In North Dumfries, on Sunday, Feb. 7th, at 1 o'clock, a.m., James Wilson, Sr., Aged 61 Years, and 29 Days. Funeral, Will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9th., at 2 o'clock, p.m., from his late residence, Lot No. 25, 10th Concession, to Cedar Creek Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, Feb. 8, 1886.

\bWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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Death of Mr. James Wilson - It is with the most painful regret that we announce the death of this gentleman, which took place on Sunday morning last. At the time of our last issue his condition was looked upon as hopeful, but a change for the worse occurred that day and after a severe struggle he sand to his eternal rest.

Mr. Wilson was the eldest son of the late Robert Lundy Wilson, for so many years a leading representative man in this section. He inherited all his father's sterling uprightness of character and independence. His word was all that was required and in all his dealings with his neighbors and the public he was almost rigidly straightforward. A man of good abilities, largely self-taught, yet almost liberally educated and informed, to the various positions of trust which he at times occupied, he brought an earnest desire to thoroughly discharge his responsibility.

Mr. Wilson was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Jamieson, sister of Mrs. David Gibson, of North Dumfries, and his second, who now survives him, being Miss Mills, of Brantford Township. He had a numerous family, amongst whom are Mr. Daniel Wilson, and Mr. Alex Wilson, jr., of Galt, and Mr. James Wilson, of Chatham. Of the younger family, all, we believe, are still at home. Mr. Wilson had by industry achieved a very comfortable and valuable property.

His remains were interred on Tuesday in the little "Cedar Creek" cemetery, where lie his father and mother. His funeral was attended by a large number of his relatives and neighbors. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. R. Dickson, of the Central Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Wilson has been a member and trustee since the union of the Presbyterian bodies in Canada.

Galt Reporter Feb 12 1886 pg 1
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James Wilson
 
39216 One and half story brick, fieldstone and limestone construction. Built 1867-1886 by James Wilson. Concession 10 Lot 25 North Dumfries. Later owners Robert Wilson, Irving Wilson, William McCafferty and Ernest & Evelyn Sage. James Wilson
 
39217 One and half story brick, fieldstone and limestone construction. Built 1867-1886 by James Wilson. Concession 10 Lot 25 North Dumfries. Later owners Robert Wilson, Irving Wilson, William McCafferty and Ernest & Evelyn Sage. James Irving Wilson
 
39218 AYR - A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Miss Janet McWilliams Wilson died at her home today. She had lived here since coming to Canada at the age of 18 months. A member of Ayr Presbyterian Church, she was a life member of the Women's Missionary Society. Surviving is her sister, Mrs. J.E. Whitson, Ayr. The body is at the residence, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Duncan Ferris officiating. Burial will be in Ayr Cemetery

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Apr 1953 
Janet McWilliam Wilson
 
39219 DENISON, Jennie

At South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, on Friday, March 9, 1979, the former Jennie Wilson, of Route 1, Cambridge, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late George (Cy) Denison; dear mother of George of Route 6, Cambridge and Mrs. Harry (Laura) McGinnis of Kitchener; also loved by a granddaughter, Mrs. Gary (Linda) Thomas of Willowdale and brother William of Toronto. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. N., Cambridge (G). Funeral service Tuesday, March 13, at 2 p.m. Interment, Mount View cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record Mar 12 1979 pg 29 
Jennie Wilson
 
39220 1871 - Jessie Wilson is staying with Walter Murray. Jessie Wilson
 
39221 McKENZtE, Mrs. Marvin

Suddenly, on Tuesday, October 3, 1972, former Johan Wilson, 23 John Street, in her 53rd year. Beloved wife of Marvin McKenzie and dear mother of Kenneth, daughter of Abel Wilson and the late Violet Johnman, also surviving is one granddaughter, Jane McKenzie. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home. 39 Grand Ave. N., from Thursday afternoon. Funeral service at funeral home Saturday, October 7, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Mount View Cemetery.

Galt Reporter 1972 
Johan Wilson
 
39222 1871 - John Wilson is staying with Walter Murray. John Wilson
 
39223 Event Description: Died of old Age John Wilson
 
39224 Todd's Milling Co., comprising the firm of Thomas Todd & Son and John Scott, off Hawthorn Street - Among the most prominent manufacturing industries in Galt must be mentioned the Todd Milling Co., which is one of the largest concerns in this line in this section of the county. They have recently purchased the old Stockwell Mills, which had been lying idle for several years; and to meet the more modern requirements of the present day, they entirely overhauled the building, and took out all the old machinery and runs of stone, and entirely refitted it, giving the contract for the work to the celebrated flour mill builders, Messrs. Goldie & McCulloch, of this town, the interior arrangements being made after plans by the foreman, Mr. J.E. Wilson, which are complete in every particular. The building occupied is a substantially-built structure of stone, five stories in height, with basement, engine and boiler house; also a large store house for grain, fitted up with nine large hopper bins, thus being enabled to keep each grade separate. There is an automatic weigher for weighing the grain before passing into the rolls. In the basement of the mill is located the main line of shafting, with pulleys, two sets of large wheat brush machines, one Galt improved separator, one Galt improved cockle machine, one Galt improved smutter; also elevators for handling screenings and wheat. On the first floor are four runs of stones, twenty-four pairs of Galt improved rolls, three Galt improved flour packers and three weight scales. On the second floor are one improved centrifugal bolt, two middlings dusters and five purifiers; also bins for middlings and flour. The third floor contains four purifiers, four centrifugal bolts, one Galt improved middlings duster and bins. On the fourth floor are four Wilson's patent dust collectors and three four-reel bolts. On the fifth floor are two two-reel bolt chests, one single-reel chest, and the elevator tops, with dust protectors on each. The mill was fitted up under the direction of the foreman, Mr. Wilson who has several patents on the machines for the prevention of fire by friction, etc. The capacity of the mill is 350 barrels per day. The head miller is Mr. Anthony Marshall, who was lately in charge of a leading flour mill in Blenheim, Ont., and is a gentleman well qualified for the position in every respect, having had an extended experience of many years. The proprietors, Thomas Todd & Son and John Scott, are gentlemen of unquestioned business ability, push and enterprise, and are highly and justly esteemed in the community. Messrs. Todd & Son will continue to carry on their general produce and commission business, in the exportation of flour, grain and provisions, as heretofore.


Industries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886 
John E. Wilson
 
39225 LITTLE HUGH WILSON SINKS BEFORE HIS COM PANIONS EYES---A LONG SEARCH FOR THE BODY

On Tuesday afternoon, after school was out, Hugh J. Wilson, aged 11 years, a son of Mrs. Wilson, on the Stone Road and a pupil of the Separate School, accompanied by two other pupils, named Andrew and John Lannigan and a cousin from Palmerston, who is on a visit here, went up the river in the neighborhood of Mr. Melross’s residence (and near where the two Reid children were drowned about five years ago) for a bath. Wilson it seems was the first to get undressed and running into the water soon got beyond his depth, into a hole which is about 15 feet deep. He had told his companions that he was able to swim but this it seems was not the case, or he must have taken cramps for he had no sooner got into this deep hole, than he sank. His companions who were all young and could not render him any assistance, but cried very loudly for help to Neil Wilson and Fraser Hancock, who were bathing on the other side of the river. They at once came across in a row boat, but were too late to be of any service. Word was at once sent down to Henderson's boat house for help and men were busy all the evening and night, dragging the river in the vicinity of where the accident happened. It was well on to five o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, before the searchers were successful in bringing the body to land. Mr. Browngardner, one of the searchers while dragging in about the same spot where he sank, caught on to the body and succeeded in bringing it to the surface. It was at once removed to his grandfather's, Mr. John Johnstone's residence, on the Stone Road, from which place the funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, to the R. C. Cemetery.

The Weekly Reformer 16 Jun 1893 pg 1 
John James Hugh "Hugh" Wilson
 
39226 HAMILTON, Josephine

Of RR 32, Cambridge, on Thursday, Nov. 25, 1993, at her residence, in her 83rd year, Josephine Wilson, beloved wife of the late William Hamilton (1974) and dear mother of David of Cambridge; lovingly remembered by two grandchildren, Beverley and Christian and two great-grandchildren. Survived by two brothers, Charles of Thornhill and Frank of Kirkland Lake. Mrs. Hamilton was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and has resided with her son, for the past 10 months. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Wanner Mennonite Church, Beaverdale Road, Cambridge, on Monday, Nov. 29, 1993, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Eric Rempel officiating.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Nov 1993 pg A11 
Josephine Wilson
 
39227 Mrs. Lavinia M. (Vene) Mogg

At the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 1972, Lavinia M. Wilson, formerly of 24 Glemnorris St., Galt, in her 86th year; beloved wife of the late, William John Mogg and dear mother of Gladys (Mrs. Edson Starnarnan) of Kitchener, Grace (Mrs. Percy Turner) of Preston, Harold W. of Galt; dear sister of William of Hamilton, Jack of Galt and Lillian (Mrs. R. H. Gapes) of Hamilton; also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mogg was predeceased by one brother and one sister. Private family services were held from Coutts and Son Funeral Home chapel, on Monday, Jan. 10. Interment, Mount View cemetery. Galt.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Jan 1972 pg 23 
Lavinia Maud "Vene" Wilson
 
39228 ABLESON, Mrs. Maggie C.

At Victoria Nursing Home, Ayr, on Sunday, May 19th, 1974. The former Maggie Wilson. 95 Stewart Avenue, in her 87th year. Wife of the late Herman . C. Ableson. Dear mother of Verna (Mrs. George Hilker) of Cambridge, Galt. Predeceased by her son Andrew, in 1973. Also two brothers and two sisters. There are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren surviving. Doctor David Goody of Central Presbyterian Church, conducted services at Little's Funeral Home, this afternoon, Tuesday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. Interment was in Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1974 
Margaret C. "Maggie" Wilson
 
39229 Dr. Woolner Bereaved - Dr. and Mrs. Woolner were called to Toronto on Tuesday morning owing to the sudden death of the doctor's mother, Mrs. I. N. Woolner. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters in Vancouver, B.C., and two sons, on in Utica, N.Y., and Dr. Woolner here. The funeral service was held last evening in Toronto and interment takes place this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Mrs. Woolner, who was in her 70th year, visited her son in Ayr on July 1st when she appeared in the best of health.

The Ayr News Jul 21 1927 pg 8
 
Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Wilson
 
39230 Died, This morning, (Friday, 14th Feby.,) at Cedar Creek, Mary, Daughter of James and Mary Jane Wilson, Aged 14 Years 5 Months and 14 Days. Funeral, Tomorrow, (Saturday, 15th February, 1873,) at 3 o'clock, p.m., from her Father's Residence Lot 25, 10th Con., to the Cedar Creek Burying Ground. Dumfries, Feb.14th, 1873.


Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Mary Wilson
 
39231 MRS. THOMAS YOUNG

Mrs. Thomas Young 38 Dando Ave., died yesterday at her home in her 79 year. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilson. She had lived for many years in the Clyde district, and had lived in Galt, for the past 12 years. Mrs. Young was a member of Knox's Presbyterian church, a former member of the Ladies Aid Society and the Women's Institute. Her husband, Thomas Young, predeceased her in 1948. Surviving are one son, John Wardlaw Young of Ottawa and one daughter, Mrs. Allan Stewart, (Ethel) of Dundas. There are five grandchildren. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. north. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at 3.30 p.m. Interment will be in Mount View cemetery.

Galt Reporter 1956 
Mary Wilson
 
39232 THOMPSON, Minnie S.W.

On Monday, Dec. 9, 1991, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, Minnie Wilson, beloved wife of the late Fred R. Thompson, in her 83rd year. Dear mother of William of Cambridge, Robert of Woodstock, Paul of Hamilton and Shirley (Mrs. Michael Tomlinson) of Revelstoke, B.C. Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson was born in Aurora, Ont. and came to Cambridge in 1943 from Newmarket. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, with interment following in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Dec 1991 pg A11 
Minnie Smith Wilson
 
39233 WILSON, Robert A., of Galt, passed away suddenly March 30th in his (87th) year. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W.G. (Gladys) Lund, Galt; Mrs. S.M. (Edna) Denison, Kitchener; one son L.D. Wilson, Toronto. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. at the T. Little and Son Funeral Parlor, Galt

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Apr 1953 
Robert A. Wilson
 
39234 WILSON, Robert E.

Of 442 Garden St., Preston, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1975, Robert E. Wilson, beloved husband of Gertrude Lidstone; dear father of Ronald and Robert of Cambridge, Ellen (Mrs. Harold Roth) of Waterloo, Sharon (Mrs. Robin Houston) and Joan (Mrs. Brian Fischer) of Cambridge; in his 66th year. Mr. Wilson was born in Mona Township and had been a resident of Preston for 47 years, retiring from Clare Bros. in 1974. He is survived by one brother William of Orangeville; three sisters, Annie (Mrs. Robert Gibson) of Hamilton, Beatrice (Mrs. Alex Bradley) and Mary (Mrs. Albert May) of Cambridge; seven grandchildren. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Argyle and Queenston Road, Preston, until Saturday, at 2 p.m., then to St. Luke's Anglican Church, for funeral service, at 3 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Feb 1975 pg 25 
Robert Dunning Edwin Wilson
 
39235 Died, Last night, (Monday), 11th October, at six o'clock P.M., at the residence of his son, James Wilson, Lot 25, 10th Concession, North Dumfries, Robert Lundie Wilson, Aged 73 Years and 7 Months. Funeral, On Wednesday, October 13th, at 2 o'clock, P.M., from the Residence of his Son, Lot No. 25, 10th Con., North Dumfries, to the Cedar Creek Burying Ground. North Dumfries, October 12th, 1875.


Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Robert Lundie Wilson
 
39236 One and half story brick, fieldstone and limestone construction. Built 1867-1886 by James Wilson. Concession 10 Lot 25 North Dumfries. Later owners Robert Wilson, Irving Wilson, William McCafferty and Ernest & Evelyn Sage. Robert Lundy Wilson
 
39237 MRS. ROBERT ELTHERINGTON--The funeral of Mrs. Eltherington took place from the family residence, North Oxford [township], on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The services were conducted by the Salvation Army of which deceased had been a consistent member for some years, the SA band heading the cortege. The late Mrs. Eltherington was born at Newball, Yorkshire, England, on the 3rd of June, 1828, and consequently was in her 69th year. At the age of 52 she came to Canada with her husband and settled in North Oxford [township], where she has resided ever since. She was converted to God when 16 years of age and associated herself with the Primitive Methodist Church. Upon coming to this neighborhood, she joined the Bible Christian church, and at the time of the union became a member of the Charles Street Methodist Church. Some years later she withdrew from that church and joined the Salvation Army of which she was for a lengthened period and until her decease a consistent and valued member. About 2 years ago her heart began to trouble her, but she was able to attend to her regular duties until 6 weeks ago, when her ailment became more severe and she was confined to the house, passing away to her long rest on Friday. Deceased was a kind, loving mother and devoted wife, and was held in high respect by all. She will be deeply missed by those who are left to mourn her loss. Besides a husband, she leaves a grown up family of five children to mourn her loss. They are as follows: Robert and William of Hespeler; James of Ingersoll; Mrs. Philip Dales, Ingersoll; and Mrs. John Harrison, Dereham [township]. Two have passed away. Sarah, who died about 14 years ago and George about 12 years. The Chronicle extends deepest sympathy to the bereaved family

Ingersoll Daily Chronicle Monday, February 08, 1897 Pg: 1, Col: 6 
Sarah Wilson
 
39238 McCRUDDEN, Shirley Irene

Passed away peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, September 13, 2008, in her 58th year. Beloved mother of Chad and his wife Crystal of Cambridge, Sara and her husband Kurt Gyger of Milton. Loving grandmother of Evan, Mckenna, Natalie and Lauryn. Also survived by her mother, Irene Wilson; her brother, Harold Wilson and his wife Kathy, Lu Gellow and Jack Napier, all of Wasaga Beach, Helen Isley and her husband Gerald of Cambridge. Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, William (Bill) McCrudden and her father, Harold Wilson. Shirley was born on February 2, 1951, in Brampton and lived in the Cambridge area most of her life. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clements RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment, Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 15 Sep 2008 pg B7 
Shirley Irene Wilson
 
39239 Truth (Canada)

Subtitled "A Weekly Magazine of Current Literature", the magazine features a mix of short and medium-length Canadian and international news (some identified by source), jokes and puns and amusing anecdotes, short essays about politics, installments of four or five novels, and lots of ads (including one for the Great Ottoman Blood Remedy). Sort of a late Victorian Canadian READER'S DIGEST.

known for a time as "Truth for the People".

Issues & Index Sources: 1880? \endash ?
Publishers: Auxiliary Publishing Co. (prop. S. Frank Wilson) of Toronto
Formats: saddle-stitched roughly-tabloid-sized newsprint magazine
Pagecounts: 32pp
 
Squire Franklin Wilson
 
39240 Lived with Thomas Brydon Thomas Wilson
 
39241 Thomas Harold Wilson was returned wounded. Thomas Harold Wilson
 
39242 WILSON, William C.

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 1995, in his 73rd year, Bill Wilson, of Cambridge (G). Beloved husband of the late Lee Wilson. Dear father of Craig and his wife Christine of Cambridge, Lorne and his wife Rose of Conestogo, Alan and his wife Lisa of Sault Ste. Marie; loved grandfather of Alison and Christopher Wilson and Erin and Troy Wilson; dear brother of Rose Boniface, Anne Rayner, Ruby Sobol, Thelma Bastin, all of Cambridge and Lillian Dorken of Sooke, B.C. Mr. Wilson served as a pilot with the RCAF during the Second World War. He retired from Galt collegiate institute as head of the Guidance Department. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Cambridge on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1995, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Donald Davidson officiating. Interment to follow in Mount View Cemetery.

The Record Newspaper 9 Jan 1995 pg A7 
William C. Wilson
 
39243 WILSON, William C.

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 1995, in his 73rd year, Bill Wilson, of Cambridge (G). Beloved husband of the late Lee Wilson. Dear father of Craig and his wife Christine of Cambridge, Lorne and his wife Rose of Conestogo, Alan and his wife Lisa of Sault Ste. Marie; loved grandfather of Alison and Christopher Wilson and Erin and Troy Wilson; dear brother of Rose Boniface, Anne Rayner, Ruby Sobol, Thelma Bastin, all of Cambridge and Lillian Dorken of Sooke, B.C. Mr. Wilson served as a pilot with the RCAF, during the Second World War. He retired from Galt collegiate institute, as head of the Guidance Department. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Cambridge, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1995, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Donald Davidson officiating. Interment to follow in Mount View Cemetery.

The Record 9 Jan 1995 pg A7 
William C. "Bill" Wilson
 
39244 Nancy McDonald - In loving memory of Nancy McDonald of Cambridge who passed away on July 19, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer over many years. She is survived by her husband Claude, three sons and two grandchildren. Born and raised in Holland she came as a young woman to Montreal, which is where she met her husband. She has been an active member of the Cambridge Baha'i community for twenty years. She was an elegant, gentle and peace-loving lady. Nancy and her husband Claude had visited Ayr many times as she loved it here and it was her dearest wish to be buried in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News Aug 11 1999 pg 12
 
Nancy "Niesje" Wilting
 
39245 Died At her home, 9th Concession, Blenheim Township, on Friday afternoon, March 26, 1948 Euphemia Barbara Wilton Beloved wife of Edward Linton, in her 63rd year. The Funeral Will be held on Monday, March 29th, at 2.00 p.m. from the Glendinning Funeral Home, Plattsville. Interment in the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Euphemia Barbara Wilton
 
39246 WILURA, Stepan

Peacefully. with family by his side, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, March 15, 1999, in his 75th year. Dear husband of Olga (Turow): dear father of Orest (Shirley) Wilura. Anne Dushney, Rosalie (Jerry) Polisehuk, Stephen ( LoriAnn) Wilura: loving Dido to Matthew, Natalie, Tanya Dushney, Peter and Elizabeth Wilura, Danny Halyna. Lesia and Andrew Polischuk. Stepan was born in Stoyaniw, Ukraine, on July 7, 1924. His journeys led him from his home via England, to Toronto, in 1956 he settled in Preston, where he was self-employpsl as a contractor, for many years. He was active in the Ukrainian community. Visitation at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Panachyda, at 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be conducted on Friday, March 19, 1999 ,at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 582 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, with Father Volodytnyr Yanisheysky officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record Newspaper 17 Mar 1999 pg B4 
Stepan Wilura
 
39247 JOHN H. WIMMER, born Preston, Ont. Dec 10 1872 son of John and Fannie (Kimball) Wimmer. Educated in public schools, Ont. unmarried; Removed to Chicago 1895 as bookkeeper, retail store, Carson, Pirie and Scott for 6 mon. Came to Detroit 1895 and started bicycle store on State St., organized 1908 the J. J. Wimmer Supply Co., of which he is president and general manager. Catholic, Residence, 311 Warren Ave. W.


The Book of Detroiters, Albert Nelson Marquis 1914 
John H. Wimmer
 
39248 WORTON, Ruth

At the Marsdale Manor Nursing Home, formerly of 2140 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1978, in her 82nd year, Ruth Winch, beloved wife of the late Harold Worton. Dear mother of William and George of Guelph, Robert of Cambridge (G) and Fred of Waterloo. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Mrs. Worton was born in Briseton Hill, England and came to Cambridge (P), in 1948, from Waterford. A member of St. John's Anglican Church and the Daughters of England. Served in the First World War, in the Queen Mary Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (P), for funeral service Thursday, at 3130 p.m. Interment Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Oct 1978 pg 31 
Ruth Winch
 
39249 J.C. Windell, Merchant Tailor

Nothing inferior is tolerated with Mr. Windell. He understands what it means to be possessed of first-class material. Having risen from the "ranks," Mr. Windell deserves much of that which he is achieving - success. He has a reputation, not only as a practical tailor, but as a business man and citizen. His garments turned out have that beauty and taste displayed that shows plainly that they have left the hands of a master mechanic. His store is in Dando's Block on Ainslie Street.


Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897 
Joseph Cadwell Windell
 
39250 CRAIG A. WINDLEY 1956 - 2009 Passed away suddenly, on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at the age of 52 years. Beloved husband and best friend of 30 years to Sandra Windley (Howey). Mentoring and loving father of Ryan (Ange), Kyle, Summer, and Michael Windley. Proud Poppa to Hayden and Owen Windley. Cherished son of Marian Windley. Son-in-law to Cynthia Howey. Caring brother to Dave (Virginia), Carol Broome (Mike), and Tim. Brother-in-law to Rob (Jodi), Cheryl, and Karen. Also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews who cherished his words. Predeceased by his father, Daniel Windley; nephew, Trevor Broome; and father-in-law, Bob Howey. Craig was a dialysis patient who spoke highly of the service that is provided at Grand River Hospital. Craig was involved in many sports. He was a "Coach" to all. Friends are invited to share their memories of Craig with his family during memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday, January 21, 2009 from 1-1:45 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously accepted for the Renal Dialysis Unit - Grand River Hospital and can be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com

The Waterloo Region Record, 19 Jan. 2009 
Craig A. Windley
 
39251 DANIEL EDWARD WINDLEY 1930-2007 Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, August 12, 2007 at the age of 76 years. Beloved husband of Marian for 55 years. Loving father of David (Virginia), Craig (Sandra), Carol (Mike Somes), and Tim. Loving Poppa of Christen and Katie Windley, Ryan (Ange), Kyle, Summer and Michael Windley, Danny, Tracy and Kelsey Broome, Samantha and Jim Windley. Step-grandfather to Jenna and Brent (Kim) Anthony and Mitchell and Daryl Somes. Great-Poppa to Hayden and Owen Windley and Erin Anthony. Brother-in-law to Elaine (Jack) Milne. Predeceased by his parents, his sister, and his grandson, Trevor Broome. Friends are invited to share their memories of Dan with his family during a memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 from 1:30- 3 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 3 p.m. Cremation will have taken place and interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener at a later date. Condolences for the family and donations to the St. Mary's Cardiac Care Centre or a charity of one's choice may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Dan, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning program by the funeral home

The Waterloo Region Record Aug. 14, 2007  
Daniel Edward Windley
 
39252 WINDROSS, John G.

Of Marsdale Manor, Linwood Avenue, Cambridge, on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Davina Findlay (1995). Dear father of Stanley and his wife Janet of England and Viola and her husband Ross Moyer of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and father-in-law of Carol Windross of Walkerton. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Walter and Anna Windross; one son, David (1993); one brother, Harry and one sister, Viola Johnston. At John's request there will be no visitation. The complete fimeral and committal services will be conducted by Rev, Gary Lidstone and Rev. Ken Bistretzan at Temple Baptist Church, 400 Holiday Inn Dr., Cambridge, on Friday, Jan. 16,1998, at 2 p.m. Interment following in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record Newspaper 15 Jan 1998 pg B4 
John G. Windross
 
39253 WINDSOR, James (Jim) A.

After a brief illness, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, June 20, 2002, at 3:45 p.m., Jim Windsor of Cambridge, beloved husband of Patricia Sebastian and loving father of Brad and his wife Paula of Cambridge. Loved son of Clifford and the late Elsie Windsor; dear brother of Trevor and his wife Patricia of Rainy River. Jim will be sadly missed by his aunt, Edith Potentier and her daughter, Christine and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was an owner/operator with Deluxe Taxi and a former employee of McPhail's Cycle and Sports. Past president and former coach with Cambridge Minor Baseball and he was an avid fisherman, hunter and supporter of the Toronto Blue Jays. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday evening, at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Ambrose RC Church, Chalmers St. S., at South St., Cambridge on Monday, June 24, 2002, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record Newspaper 22 Jun 2002 pg B7 
James A. "Jim" Windsor
 
39254 MARSHALL, Helen Elizabeth

At Riverbend Place Cambridge, on Sunday, February 16, 1997. Helen Marshall (nee Winer) beloved wife of the late Frank Marshall. Dear mother of Douglas and his wife Mary Jane of Cambridge, Frances and her husband Keith Rose of Toronto. Loved grandmother of Carrie and Cameron Rose. Mrs. Marshall was a member of First United Church Cambridge. Friends will be received at COUTTS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Tuesday, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Wednesday, February 19, 1997, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Robert Merritt officiating. Interment Mount View. Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1997 
Helen Elizabeth Winer
 
39255 McLAGAN, Alma

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday. May 21, 1999. Beloved wife of A. D. Campbell McLagan: dear mother of Catherine Leber and her husband Fred of Toronto, Robert McLagan and his wife Beth of Cambridge; dear grandmother of Cynthia and Stacey Leber, Andrew, David and Anne McLagan. No visitation. A memorial service will he held at a later date.

The Record Newspaper 26 May 1999 pg B4 
Susan Alma "Alma" Winer
 
39256 WINFIELD, Donald Roy - Of Kitchener, after a lengthy illness, at the Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre, on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at age 67. Beloved husband of Florence Winfield and dear father of Wayne Winfield (Karen) of Waterloo. Sadly missed by his granddaughter, Ashley; his mother, Gertrude and his brother, George and his wife Marlene of West Montrose. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Robert. The family will receive friends at David MacLeod Funeral Home, 617 King St., N., Waterloo on Saturday, January 13, 2007 from 10-11 a.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A very special thank you to the nurses and staff at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre and Dr. Huth for your care.


The Record newspaper - Jan. 11, 2007 
Donald Roy Winfield
 
39257 WING, Arnold

Of 811 Guelph St. North, Preston Cambridge, on July 9, at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, Arnold Wing, in his 65th year, beloved husband of Mary Gordon; dear father of Gordon of Hespeler, Marjorie (Mrs. Deans Page) of Route 2, Galt, Marilyn (Mrs. Graham Wilkie) of Hespeler; loving brother of Reginald of Preston. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Cambridge Preston, from 7 p.m., this evening, for funeral service Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Jul 1973 pg 20 
Arnold Wing
 
39258 Barbara Wing, "is married to Charles Brill. They reside in Zurich, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Barbara Wing
 
39259 Barbara Wing, "is married to George Wilhelm, a farmer. They reside near Poole, Perth County, Ontario. To them are born four children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Barbara Wing
 
39260 Barbara Wing, "is married to Jacob Zurbrigg. They reside in New Hamburg, Ontario, and have a family of seven children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Barbara Wing
 
39261 Carl Wing,"Carl settled in Maryland, near Baltimore, where he resided for some years. When pretty well advanced in years he, with his family, moved near Rochester, New York, where he died, leaving a large family whose children are now pretty much scattered throughout New York State in the vicinity of Buffalo, while others are residing in Michigan."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Carl Wing
 
39262 Caroline Wing, "was married to Charles Godbold, a shoemaker. They resided in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where he took sick and on his return home to Canada he died at Zurich, Huron County, Ontario. The widow resides in the town of Waterloo, Ontario. Their family consisted of one child, named Jennie, born May 4th, 1884."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Caroline Wing
 
39263 Carrie was living with her sister Catherine Godbold. Caroline Wing
 
39264 Catherine Wing, "the youngest in family, is married to Jeremiah Kercher, a farmer. They reside in Cavalier County, North Dakota. To them are born five children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catherine Wing
 
39265 Catherine Wing, "was born July 23rd, 1845. She was married to Charles Godbold, a shoemaker. They resided in Lakeview, Michigan, where she died in September, 1881, leaving a family of four children:"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catherine Wing
 
39266 Charles Wing, "was born in Baltimore, Maryland, February 22nd, 1822. In 1843 he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Isaac and Susannah Mosser. She was born August 1822. They resided in Wilmot Township where he was engaged in farming for many years. In their old age they moved to New Dundee, Ontario, where he died April 6th, 1895. Since the death of Mr. Wing the mother has her home in Waterloo with her daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles Schneider). To them were born thirteen children, four of whom died in infancy. The remaining nine all arrived at maturity."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Charles Wing
 
39267 Charlotte Wing, "was first married to David Kercher and after his decease she was again married to Christian Schoch, a farmer. They reside in Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Charlotte Wing
 
39268 Daniel Wing, "was born in 1823 and was married to Mary Luckebiehl. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm a little west of Petersburg where he resided until 1885, then he disposed of the farm and moved to New Hamburg where he still resides. His family consisted of five children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Daniel Wing
 
39269 David Wing, "died aged about one year."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
David Wing
 
39270 Elizabeth Wing, "the eldest in the family, was born January 23rd, 1844. On September 20th, 1868, she was married to Charles Schneider. They reside in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged in the harness business. To them were born six children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Wing
 
39271 Elizabeth Wing, "was married to David Ruby, a farmer. They resided in Hay Township where she died."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Wing
 
39272 George Wing, "George was married to Elizabeth Carsten, a native of Bavaria. After emigrating to America he settled temporarily near Baltimore, Maryland, and from there they moved to Rochester, New York. In 1832 they left Rochester and moved to Canada. They settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, a few miles south-east of Baden, at a place known as Wilmot Centre. Here they resided for a number of years, then the old pioneer sold his place and purchased a farm near New Hamburg, near Hostetler's and C. Christner's. When well advanced in years they moved to Hay Township, Huron County, where he died in 1874, aged 76 years, and she died about the year 1889, aged 86 years. To them was born a family of ten children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
George Wing
 
39273 George Wing, "is married to Hannah Jones. They reside near Elkton, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
George K. Wing
 
39274 DUPE, Gloria

Of King Street, Cambridge, on Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 63rd year. Gloria Wing, dear mother of Ronald (Brenda) Wing, James (Judy) Dupe Jr., Terry (Darlene) Dupe, Richard (Joan) Dupe, Steven (Kathy) Dupe, Debbie Batista (Cory), Darlene Dupe (Ed) and Gloria Dupe Jr. (Albert), all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry, William and Robert; two sisters, Marguerite and Shirley. Sadly missed by her good friend, Sylvia Nispel. Mrs. Dupe was born in Cambridge IP) and was a life long resident of the area. At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 810 King St. E., Cambridge, at 2 p.m.

The Record Newspaper 7 Dec 1996 pg B4 
Gloria M. Wing
 
39275 Jacob Wing, "is married to Flora Morris. They reside in New Dundee, Ontario, where he, in partership with Mr. Master, is engaged in the mercantile business. His family consists of two children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob K. Wing
 
39276 James Wing, "is married to Abbie Morley. They reside in New Dundee, Ontario, where he was engaged in the mercantile business for a number of years. He now lives retired from all business and consequently has nothing to look after save that of the New Dundee mail, of which place he is postmaster. His family consists of four children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
James George Wing
 
39277 John Wing, "is married to Elizabeth Yaeger. They reside near New Hamburg where he is engaged in farming. They have two children".


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

_______________________________

KATZENMEIER & WING.

Messrs. J. F. Katzenmeier and J. Wing are the Massey-Harris representatives in New Hamburg. Mr. Katzenmeier, who at present is Reeve of the Municipality, is an American by birth but has lived so long in Canada that lie may be termed a native. He has spent 37 years in New Hamburg, being in business the whole of that period. In earlier years lie was connected with a general store and afterwards with the foundry. For the past S years, he has engaged with much success in the implement business. During the last five years he has had associated with him Mr. J. Wing, formerly a well known farmer in the neighborhood. These two gentlemen make a strong team and the Massey-Harris people must consider themselves extremely fortunate in having such able representatives in a rich agricultural district like New Hamburg. Both the members of the firm have been sought after to fill public office, an evidence of their ability and the esteem in which their fellowtownsmen hold them. Mr. Wing served in the Council and Mr. Katzenmeier gave long and valuable service on the School Board and in the Council before proceeding to the position of Reeve. By honorable dealing, they have won the confidence of the farming community. They are worthy representatives of a worthy firm.

Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hambug, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
John Wing
 
39278 KATHLEEN GRACE CAMPBELL
Matriarch, homemaker, bridge player, antique collector, reader. Born Oct. 15, 1912, in Berlin (Kitchener), Ont. Died Aug. 1 in Elora, Ont., of old age, aged 95.


ROSEMARY CAMPBELL submissions: lives@globeandmail.com November 24, 2008

Kathleen (Kay) Wing was the daughter of Wilford Earl Wing and Alma Eden Lewis. She attended high school in Kitchener, Ont., and White Plains, N.Y., where her father worked for Goodrich Rubber. She then went to the University of Toronto and Macdonald Institute in Guelph, Ont., where she met her future husband, Grant Campbell.

They married in 1933 and moved to his family farm just north of Moffat, Ont. Kay lived there for the next 50 years. Her first years after being thrown into the life of a farmer's wife were difficult. Once, she had to prepare a dinner for 25 threshers. She had no experience cooking for that number and was unfamiliar with country ways, so had to endure their derision for her shortcomings that day.

Over time, Kay became adept at making wonderful meals. She churned butter, strained milk, plucked chickens and made applesauce, pickles, preserves and bread. Her pies were legendary.

She also learned the way to survive in the country, which was to attend church and church functions. She was involved more for social acceptance than for religious reasons, but her faith helped her persevere in a difficult marriage in a lonely farmhouse. Her survival strategy was to avoid conflict, protect her children - Duncan, Douglas, Scott and Rosemary - and keep the daily routine as normal as possible. She did not complain or ask for sympathy.

Kay was never more proud than when she attended her children's graduations and weddings. Her insistence on proper etiquette and manners established attributes they follow to this day.

After the death of her husband in 1968, Kay became a competitive bridge player, travelling all over the world to play in bridge tournaments or visit her children. Kay also loved antiques.

In her last years, she amused nursing-home staff with her wit and candour. She was an avid reader, so when macular degeneration prevented her from reading, she would remember a favourite novel and go over the plot and characters in her mind. She said hallucinations kept her life interesting and relieved the boredom.

Gracious and dignified, Kay was a role model for how to live a positive, non-judgmental and fulfilling life in spite of hardship and sadness. She grew from a naive young girl to a thoughtful, sensible and loving mother, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of four. Her legacy will live on as her well-used recipes are brought out once again to prepare the pickles and applesauce she pioneered so lovingly for our family.

Rosemary Campbell is Kathleen's daughter
Kathleen Grace Wing
 
39279 Lovina Wing, "the youngest in family, is married to George Hoffman, a farmer. They reside at Baden, on the old "Morley Farm". To them are born three children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Lovina Wing
 
39280 Magdalena Wing, "the youngest in the family, was married to George Kesselring, a farmer. They resided in Michigan where she died."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Magdalena Wing
 
39281 LEETMAA Marilyn

At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, November 30th, 1990, in her 51st year. Marilyn Leetmaa (nee Wing), of 11 Westwood Crescent, Cambridge, beloved wife of Matti Leetmaa. Dear mother of Kerry-Lynn and Karen both at home. Loving daughter of Mary Brierley of Cambridge. Loved sister of Marj (Mrs. Deans Page) and Gordon Wing both of Cambridge. She was predeceased by her father, Arnold Wing. Mrs. Leetmaa was an employee of the Hydro Electric Commission of Cambridge and North Dumfries and a volunteer aquatics instructor at the Y.M.C.A. Friends will be received at LITTLES FUNERAL HOME, 223 Main Street East, Cambridge on Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Monday, at 2 p.m. Reverend B. Gallagher officiating. Interment, Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1990 
Marilyn Wing
 
39282 Mary Wing, "is married to John B. Geiger, a farmer. They resided in Huron County, Ontario, until about the year 1887 when they moved to Dakota."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Wing
 
39283 "All the Wings of this and Huron County, Ontario, are descendants of old Melchoir Wing, a native of Bavaria, Germany. He was born near Zweibruecken about the year 1770 and died in his parental home, leaving two sons, George and Carl, who, after their father's death, emigrated to America."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Melchoir Wing
 
39284 Rev. Menno Wing, "was born near Baden, Ontario, September 6th, 1852. His younger days were spent on the farm and in attending the public schools at Baden where he received his first education. At sixteen years of age he went to Berlin where he was engaged in the mercantile business with Isaac Hoffman for nearly six years. Realizing the necessity of a better education he entered the North Western College at Naperville, Illinois, where he spent over four years in hard study. His purpose was to give his life to the Christian ministry. Accordingly he entered the Canadian Conference of the Evangelical Association in 1878. He has served in said church regularly ever since, serving a number of congregations, when after ten years of service he was elected presiding elder which position he now holds for nearly two terms or eight years. He has been appointed three times as delegate to the General Conference, represented his conference for nine years as trustee of the N. W. College at Naperville, Illinois, and Union Biblical Institute, also at two annual sessions of the General Missionary Board of his church. For the last seven years he has again resided in the town of Berlin, Ontario. In addition to his district labors he has for the past eight years edited a religious monthly known as the 'Evangeliums Bote'. On August 12th, 1880, he was married to Hannah Jane, daughter of Henry and Anne (Frick) Kletzing. She was born June 25th, 1857. To them is born a family of nine children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rev. Menno Louis Wing
 
39285 Nancy Wing, "is married to Henry Huether, a farmer. They reside at Grimsby, Ontario, and have a family of two children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nancy Wing
 
39286 SCHNEIDER, Mrs. Emil (Pearl) - Peacefully in her 90th year, at Heritage House, St. Jacobs, on December 2, 1987, Pearl Schneider, the former Pearl Wing, of 118 Homewood Ave., Kitchener.

Daughter of the late Henry Wing and the former Lydia Ratz; wife of the late Emil J. Schneider. Dear mother of Ruth (Mrs. F. Turner) of Pasadena, Calif., Anne (Mrs. Paul Pequegnat) of Manotick, Ont. and John E. Schneider of Kitchener .She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Louella Roberts of Sarnia. Mrs. Schneider will be sadly missed by 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Emil in 1976.

Mrs. Schneider was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and former member of the Women's Auxiliary. The family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S. (at Westmount Rd.), Kitchener, on Thursday (today) from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and7-9 p.m. Funeral service and committal in the funeral home chapel, on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Eric Alliston of the Church of the Good Shepherd will officiate.

Private family interment at Mount Hope cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial considerations may be made to the Rotary Children's Centre


KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD Thursday, December 3, 1987 P.B13  
Pearl K. Wing
 
39287 WING, Reginald

Of 185 Edgar St., (Preston) Cambridge, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, June 4, 1975, in his 68th year, Reginald Wing, beloved husband of Dorothy Dechert; dear father of William of Galt, Robert of Preston, Gerald of Linwood, Gloria (Mrs. James Duke) of Hespeler, Marguerite (Mrs. Roger Schwartz) of Kitchener and Shirley (Mrs. Fred Hart) of Alberta; predeceased by one son Donald in 1950; survived by 20 grandchildren. Mr. Wing was born in England and had been a resident of Preston, for 64 years, retired from the Eastern Steel Co.; a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Argyle and Queenston Road, (Preston) Cambridge where funeral and committal service will be conducted, Saturday, at 1:30. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Jun 1975 pg 35 
Reginald Wing
 
39288 Dr. R. H. Wing

OTTAWA, Dec. 3. (CP) Funeral services will be held here today for Dr. Ross Hamilton Wing, 57, former mayor of Guelph, who died to hospital Thursday. Born in Kitchener, Dr. Wing came to Ottawa in 1940, and for a time practiced dentistry here. In the First World War he served overseas as a member of the dentistry corps.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Dec 1949 pg 5 
Dr. Ross Hamilton Wing
 
39289 Pretty Church Wedding
Dr. Ross H. Wing, Guelph, and Miss Eva Devitt, Waterloo, Married. To Reside in Guelph


One of the most auspicious and prettiest weddings of the season which was marked by both simplicity and beauty was happily celebrated at the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon the occasion being the marriage of Miss Mary Evangeline (Eva) Devitt, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Menno Devitt, Waterloo, to Dr. Ross Hamilton Wing, D.D.S. of Guelph, son of Mrs. J. G. Wing of Winnipeg, Man., who returned from the front about a year ago, after serving for six months with the ambulance corps in France. The officiating clergyman was Rev. Geo. W. Barker, pastor of the Methodist Church, Burlington, an old and intimate friend of the bride's family. Ref. F. W. Mathers, B.D., pastor of the Waterloo church who was to have assisted was unable to be present. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Hildah Devitt as maid of honor and by Miss Bernice Roos, as bridesmaid. The groom was supported by his former school friend, Dr. (Captain) T. D. Campbell, D.D.S., of Dutton, Ont., who is home from the front on a short leave of absence. Messrs. E. Stanley Devitt, brother of the bride and Harley Hayes of Guelph acted as ushers. The bridal party and guests afterwards repaired to the bride's home, 90 Bellevue Ave., where a reception was held. Dr. and Mrs. Wing will reside at 5 Hillcrest Road, Guelph in which city Dr. Wing took over the dental practice of Dr. Foster about a year ago.

Waterloo Chronicle, September 20, 1917 (Excerpts) 
Dr. Ross Hamilton Wing
 
39290 Image from Find A Grave - submitted by Sandie Brown Susannah Wing
 
39291 Susannah Wing, "is married to Frederick Heimbecker, a farmer. They reside in Dakota."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Wing
 
39292 WING, Wilford E., at his late residence, 124 Maple St., Guelph, Ont., on Friday, Feb. 6, 1953, Wilford E. Wing, in his 71st year, beloved husband of Alma E. Lewis, and father of Mrs. Grant Campbell (Kathleen) of Moffatt, Ont., and Mrs. Donald Buchanan (Dorothy) of Ottawa. Resting at the E.F. McIntyre Funeral Home, 1 Delhi St., Guelph, where service will be held on Monday, Feb. 9,at 2 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Feb 1953 
Wilford Earl Wing
 
39293 WILLIAM WING

PRESTON, May 5— The death ocurred today at the Hamilton Gerneral Hospital of William Wing. The late Mr. Wing, who was 71 years old, was born in Yorkshire, England. He came to Canada 33 years ago, coming directly to Preston, where for eight years he was employed by the Car and Coach Company, for the past 25 years he had been working at the Clare Bros. Foundry. He was identified with the Baptist Church. Seriously ill for the past seven weeks he had been ailing for eight years. The deceased belonged to the Baracus and he was an honorary life member of the Clare Brothers Benefit Society. He was employed for many years as a first aid man being a St. John Ambulance worker and holding many medals for work done in that capacity, he was an instructor of first aid in the local CDC. The late Mr. Wing is survived by his wife, nee Jane Hacket, one daughter, Mrs. F. Randall, Kitchener Highway, Preston and two sons, Reginald and Arnold of Preston. A sister, Mrs. Porter in England, also survives, and ten grandchildren. He was a member of the Preston Council in 1923. The deceased is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home until Thursday at 4 o'clock, at which time he will be removed to the residence, 196 Francis Street, for the funeral on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 5 May 1943 pg 15 
William Wing
 
39294 William Wing, "is married to Carrie Gundrum and resides at Ionia, Michigan, where he is engaged in the saddle and harness business. His family consists of two children".


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

In 1880 in Ionia, Michigan William lived with his wife, daughter Mabel and mother-in-law Catherine Gundrum. 
William Wing
 
39295 William Wing, "was married to Catherine Rothaermel. They resided in Hay Township, Huron County, where she died some time ago."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
William Wing
 
39296 Elmira - Amasa Winger, 83, prominent Elmira citizen and merchant here for many years, died early today in London, Ont. Funeral arrangements are not completed.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Jan 1953 
Amasa Winger
 
39297 Eli Winger, "the second member of the family, resided in Berlin, Ontario, for some time. He died, unmarried, aged about 27 years."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Eli Winger
 
39298 Elizabeth Wenger, "is married to Benuel Baumann, a farmer."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Winger
 
39299 Elizabeth Winger, "was married to Abram Buehler who died in the town of Waterloo, Ontario, September 5th, 1864. She resides with one of her daughters in the town of Waterloo. "


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Winger
 
39300 Henry B. Winger, "was born April 5th, 1841. He is married to Magdalena Schnarr and resides in Elmira where he, in partnership with his brother, is engaged in the woollen Manufacturing business. To them are born two children"


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

_______________________

Mr. Henry Winger was born at Bridgeport and came to Elmira about the year 1855. He is the oldest son of the late Peter Winger and was engaged in the business of his father for some years. Later he acquired the Woollen Mills which he conducted many years. A number of years before being converted into a felt factory, the establishment was conducted under the firm name of Hy. & J. B. Winger. Mr. Winger has been a successful business man, and has done good service in the village council 9 years.

Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903. 
Henry B. Winger
 
39301 Jacob Winger, "was born June 21st, 1849. He is married to Mary, daughter of Solomon and Emma E. (Grey) Weber. They reside in Elmira, Ontario, where he is engaged in manufacturing woollen goods. Their family consists of two children,"


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

_________________________________

J. B.WINGER

Well known Elmira man passes away without warning

Citizens of Elmira received a shock on Friday morning when the news spread around town that J. B. Winger had died. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy and passed away before the doctor arrived. The deceased was born on a farm near Elmira, a son of the late Peter Winger, and had spent all his life here. For this reason he remembered much of the early history of Elmira and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the old boys and girls during the days of the Reunion. He was married about 42 years ago to Mary Weber, daughter of the later Solomon Weber, who survives him with two sons and a grandson. The sons are: Raymond, of Washington, D.C., and Russell, of Fort Worth, Texas. The former visited his parents a few weeks ago. His wife and little son remained here. The latter was here for the Reunion and is here still. The deceased in his youth worked in the local woollen mills and later for some years conducted the business in company with his brother Henry. He is survived by one brother, Reuben, of Preston. His only sister, Maria, died in a similar sudden manner a few months ago having been married only a short time to Mr. Frank Isenhour, also an old Elmira boy present at the Re-union. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon. There will be a short service at the house at 2:30 o'clock after which interment will take place at Elmira Union Cemetery.


Elmira Signet 16 Aug 1923 
Jacob B. Winger
 
39302 Mrs. Benjamin Dempsey

PRESTON, Nov. 17 — Mrs. Benjamin C. Dempsey, Preston resident for more than 50 years, died suddenly at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, last night. Suffering a severe heart attack at her home, 930 Queen St., yesterday, Mrs. Dempsey, who had been ailing for some three weeks, was removed to hospital. Born at Elmira, daughter of the late Reuben and Martha Winger, she came to Preston at the age of seven years and resided here since that time. In 1909 she was married to Benjamin C. Dempsey in Preston by the late Rev. J. R. Johnston. A member of Knox Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Aid and the Missionary Society of the church, the late Mrs. Dempsey was also keenly interested in community affairs, Surviving is her husband; a daughter, Marjorie Helen, Preston; a son, Benjamin John, Toronto and sister, Mrs. Thomas Everson, Hespeler. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Nov 1951 pg 5 
Jessie Waunetta Winger
 
39303 John Winger, "(John Winger had one brother named Henry who moved to Ohio a few years before he (John) moved to Canada) son of Adam Winger and grandson of old 'Hans' Winger, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April 5th, 1789. After spending his boyhood days in his native county, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Peter Eby who was son of Jacob Eby, third son of old Theodorus Eby who came to Pennsylvania in 1715. She was born November 10th, 1792. In 1836 Mr. and Mrs. John Winger moved to Canada and settled in Berlin, Ontario, where they resided until their deaths. He died October 11th, 1864, and she died January 3rd, 1871. To them was born a family of six children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John Winger
 
39304 1860-1861, 1863-1864 John Eby Winger
 
39305 John Winger, "was married to Elizabeth Master. They resided in Berlin for a number of years then they moved to Wooster, Ohio, where they still reside. Their family consisted of several children, but names of only three have been received"


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

______________________

The First Incubator

John Winger's pumpshop rested where George Potter's block now stands. Mr. Winger made pumps and broom-handles. In 1860 he leased part of the building to a group of American refugees for a cut-tobacco works. George Randall afterward bought the works and engaged Ralph Chamberlain as manager. Still later Wm. Oelschlager and Henry F. J. Jackson purchased the business and built a factory near the corner of Waterloo and Victoria Streets. Mr. Winger's incubator housed also Simpson & Aldous's furniture enterprise and Matthias Wegenast's sash, door, and washboard works.

2aA History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 169 
John Eby Winger
 
39306 Rebecca Winger, "was married to Samuel Roether. They resided in Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario, where he was jailer for the said county for many years. He died a year or so ago, leaving a family of six children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Margaret Rebecca Winger
 
39307 Mariah Winger, "the youngest in the family, was born March 8th, 1862. She is engaged as a book-keeper in some large manufacturing establishment. When last heard of her she was still unmarried."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mariah Winger
 
39308 Mary Winger, "was born May 14th, 1843. She is married to Isaac Brock Markle. They reside in Windsor, Ontario, where he is engaged in the implement and horseshoeing business."


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

______________________

PERSONAL- Mr. Aaron Wenger and Mrs. Issac Wenger of Ayton were in town on Tuesday attending the funeral of the late Peter Winger. Mr. George Everatt left for Lions Head, near Georgian Bay, on Tuesday where he will remain several weeks visiting friends. Mrs. I. B. Markel, on Windsor attended her father's (Peter Winger) funeral this week.


The Elmira Advertizer 1 Aug 1889 
Mary Winger
 
39309 Elmira Signet 26 Mar. 1903 p. 2, col. 2 & 3

Melvin Winger Killed When the news of the train wreck at Islington, which took place last Tuesday, first reached here, it was not suspected that the fatalities would be of more than ordinary interest to our citizens. It transpired however, that the fireman who was killed in the wreck and whose name was given as Charles Winger, was Melvin Charles Winger, a native of Elmira. He was the only son of Mr. Reuben Winger who formerly lived here. He went by the name of Melvin here, hence the failure of recognizing him by the newspaper reports. Toronto, March 17. - Brakeman David Taylor, of London and Fireman Charles Winger, of Windsor, are victims in the latest railway wreck... Mr Winger was married only last December and lived in Toronto. His parents are now living in Brantford... Mr. Hy. Winger of Elmira attended the funeral. 
Melvin Charles Winger
 
39310 from: Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867 Peter Winger
 
39311 Peter Winger, "the eldest in the family, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April 18th, 1818. In 1834, he, in company with one George Eby, drove with a horse and buggy from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Waterloo County, Ontario, making the trip in two weeks. In fall of the same year he returned to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he remained until May, 1835, when he made the second trip to Canada and settled in Berlin, Ontario. He worked the first year in the town of Waterloo, on Mr. Jacob Schneider's sawmills, receiving the wonderful salary of #7 per month. On November 7th, 1837, he went to Bridgeport and engaged himself to the late Jacob S. Shoemaker as miller, in whose service he remained eleven years. In September, 1848, he moved to Woolwich Township, on the farm now possessed by Isaac Hilborn. In January, 1849, he was appointed assessor for Woolwich Township, then including Pilkington Township. He was one of the early councillors of Woolwich Township and was deputy reeve when Berlin was made the county town for the newly formed county of Waterloo. Later in life he was engaged in the mercantile, woollen and lumber business. About the year 1867 he received the appointment of post master for Elmira which position he held until his death which took place July 27th, 1889. The following interesting notice has been taken from the pages of Mr. Winger's journal, now in possession of his son, Jacob: "At a meeting called by public notice from Peter Winger, Esq., reeve of the township of Woolwich, held at St. Jacobs on the 26th day of March, 1853, for the purpose of forming a township Agricultural Society. Upon the notice being read and the object being explained for which the meeting was called it was unanimously resolved that a society be forthwith formed, to be called the Township of Woolwich Agricultural Society. Thereupon James Mirrilees was called to the chair. When it was moved by B. H. Curtis, seconded by John Meyers that James Dow be president and Charles Henry vice-president for the current year. 1st, Moved by Chas. Hendry, seconded by James MaConichee that the following gentlemen be directors for the current year, viz: B. H. Curtis, John Seaton, John Meyers, James Burnett, James Hall, Wm. H Peterson, Jacob Winkler and Joseph Hardy. 2nd, Moved by John Meyers, seconded by Charles Hendry that James Mirrilees be appointed secretary and treasurer. Thereupon the meeting adjourned: the directors to meet again at Kuntze's Hotel, Conestogo, on Saturday, April 23rd, (1853) at the hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon." Mr. Winger was married, January 24th 1838, to Maria Baumann (No. 314) who was born January 1st, 1817, and died in Elmira, April 25th, 1886. Some time after her decease he was again married to Catherine Martin, widow of the late Moses Musselman. To him and his first wife was born a family of seven children"


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

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It becomes our duty this week to chronicle the death of our respected Postmaster, Peter Winger, which took place Saturday evening at 5 o'clock, without a struggle. Mr. Winger had been failing for a year past but more noticeably the last few months, and though feeling his natural powers failing, yet being possessed of great energy, was unwilling to yield and only took his bed about two weeks previous to his demise. Mr. Winger was born on the 18th of April, 1818 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and was therefore in his 72nd year. He came to Canada a the age of 17 in company with Mr. George Eby. They drove from Lancaster County to Waterloo with a one horse conveyance and after spending the summer here prospecting returned in the fall and accompanied by his parents again returned to Canada and located in Berlin.

He was first employed by a Mr. Snyder of Waterloo at his saw mill, but being inclined for flour milling removed to Bridgeport and learned the milling business under Mr. Jacob Shoemaker of the Bridgeport mills and remained there 12 years. Mr. Winger was a very powerful man and in his younger days thought it fun to carry a four bushel sack of wheat up two flight of stairs. Being of genial temperament was much beloved by all with whom he came in contact, either in business or pleasure. In the year 1848 Mr. Winger moved to the Township of Woolwich, where he bought the farm at present occupied by Mr. Isaac Hilborn, here he remained until 1855 when he removed to Elmira and entered into partnership with Isaac Wenger and S. S. Weaver, under the firm of Winger, Weaver and Co., as general Merchants. They also conducted the Woolen and Saw Mills.

Mr. Winger was the originator of the Woolwich Agricultural Show and for many years was Secretary of the same. In 1863 he received the appointment of Postmaster of Elmira, which position he filled with much satisfaction. Politically Mr. Winger was a consistant Reformer. For many years and during the early and trying history of the County he held a position in the Council, and was Deputy-Reeve of Woolwich during the time of building of the County Buildings and is the last of the then Council., which consisted of the following members" - John Scott M. D., Henry Snyder, John Hawk, Gabriel Hawk, John Ernst, Anthony Kaiser, Charles McGeorge, M. D., Duncan Ferguson, John Meyer, Peter Winter, Absolom Shade, Jacob Hespeler, Dr. Scott being Warden. It is to this Council that credit is due for obtaining the County seat at Berlin. The war was fierce and only resulted in Berlin gaining the day after many strategic efforts on the part of Galt and Southern portion of the County being outwitted by their northern contemporaries. Mr. Winger was one of the Board of Directors of the Waterloo Fire Insurance Company in its inception and in after years did valuable service as local agent for both Life and Fire Departments. Many who relied upon him for writing wills, deeds and conveyancing generally will miss him and his genial smile and friendly greetings will be missed from his usual place of business.

Mr. Winger leaves a wife and six children all of whom were around him during his last illness. His funeral was largely attended, among whom were many representative men from Waterloo, Berlin, Conestogo, Elora, St. Jacobs, Glenallan, Hawksville and the Townships of Peel, Woolwich and Wellesley. The serviced were conducted by Abram Martin, Mennonite Bishop, assisted by Rev. Mr. Wear, W. M. Minster of Elmira, His remains were deposited in the Mennonite burying ground near Elmira.


Elmira Advertiser 11 Aug 1889

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THE WOOLWICH COUNCIL

A Woolwich Township Council was organized on January 21st, 1850. The councillors were: John Meyer, Edward Passmore, Peter Wenger, Peter Hay, and Wm. Veitch. They met "at Conestoga, in Kurtz's tavern." The members chose John Meyer as reeve and named James Dow as clerk and treasurer; Moses Springer as assessor on the east side of the Grand River and Christian Hurst on the west wide, each at 6 pounds ($24) a year; and Wm. Reynolds as collector, with a salary of five and a half per cent. of his collections. Charles Hendry was appointed auditor.

The council ordered a seal and studied a plan for building a bridge across the Conestoga River; appointed a road surveyor and considered the advisability of appointing a local superin-tendent of schools. For a number of years schools, bridges, roads, and the regulation of taverns were the chief items of business.

Waterloo County's provisional municipal council met in Berlin on May 3rd, 1852. Woolwich was represented by Reeve John Meyer and Deputy-Reeve Peter Wenger.3a

3aWaterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1933 pg 134 - Woolwich Township - Its Early Settlement by W. V. Uttley 
Peter Winger
 
39312 Polly Winger, "was married to Mr. Cornell of Preston. No information in regard to her family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Polly Winger
 
39313 Reuben Winger, "was born July 4th, 1853. He is married to Martha Armstrong and resides in Elmira where he assists his brothers in the woollen mills. Their family consists of two children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Reuben Winger
 
39314 Susannah Winger, "was born January 23rd, 1840. She resides in Elmira and was married to Isaac Musselman."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Winger
 
39315 Mrs. Earl V. Gliders

Mrs. Earl V. Gliders of 82 Onward Ave., died Thursday at K-W Hospital after a brief illness. She was 76. The former Florence Wingfield, she was born June 10, 1891, in Hespeler, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wingfield. Mrs. Gliders was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Society of the church. She was predeceased by her husband to whom she was married on Sept. 8, 1915 in Hespeler, on March 17, 1965. Surviving are one son, Ross, Winterbourne; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Jean) Kropf, Kitchener; five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Saturday until noon Monday. When removal will be made to Bethel Baptist Church for the service at 3 p.m. Rev. F. B. Davison will officiate. Burial will be in Hespeler cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jan 1968 pg 21 
Florence Mabel Wingfield
 
39316 Alex Murdoch came here from St. Marys about 1870 to learn the Blacksmithing trade with James P. Johnston and after his time was out he continued with Mr. Johnston until 1874. Afterwards, he started business on his own in the shop on Cooper Street and there remained until 1886 when he sold out to William Wingfield and went west.

During at least the five years - 1882-1886 - his brother, Andrew, worked with him and in 1886 there was still another brother, John Murdoch, here who too was a blacksmith. A sister, Jane, worked for Randall Farr & Co. for three years prior to her marriage to Robert Hammersley on New Year's Day, 1874.....William Wingfield carried on the Cooper Street Shop from 1886 till he sold out in 1908 to John Bolton. Bolton was there only about a year and in 1909 he sold to Herbert L, Ott. In 1921, Mr. Ott started into the garage and 'service station business and his Uncle, Barney Goebel, took over the blacksmithing business on Cooper Street and continued till his death.

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

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Hespeler Baptist Church

The congregation was organized by South Water Street Baptist Church, Galt, and a first meeting was held on July 16, 1889 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Wingfield. Regular services began on July 28, 1889 in Glick's Hall with Pastor Frank Beattie from Galt as preacher; there were 30 people present. When the weather became too cool to meet in Glick's Hall, services were held as of October 27, 1889 in the Mechanics' Institute Hall above James Salt's blacksmith shop. Pastor Beattie preached for the last time on November 6th and on November 24, 1889 Rev. John M. McQuarrie, who had been called to Hespeler, preached his first sermon. Formal organization of the congregation as the Hespeler Regular Baptist Church had taken place on October 11th, but the special service to officially transfer membership of the 19 charter members to the new church was not held until December 25, 1889. A Sunday School was organized on January 15, 1890 and opened on January 26th.

Services continued in the Mechanics' Institute Hall until 1892 when plans were made to build a church. On June 12, 1892 a building lot on King Street (now Tannery Street) was purchased for $150; the contract for the building which was signed on October 14th was for $1400. A service of dedication was held on Saturday evening, February 11, 1893 at 7:30 p.m., and the new brick church was officially opened the next day, on February 12, 1893 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. S.S. Bates of College Street Baptist Church in Toronto as guest speaker. The Preston Baptist Church was organized on May 7, 1895 and for most of the next decade its congregation was ministered to by the pastor from Hespeler.
Electric lights were installed in the Hespeler church in 1902 and on December 18, 1904 the first service was held in the newly enlarged and remodelled church. In 1927 the congregation joined the newly organized Union of Regular Baptist Churches of Ontario and Quebec.
Arrangements were made in February 1951 for the construction of a new church at the corner of Adam and David Streets and on April 4th the Salvation Army's offer to purchase the old church (for $8,500) was accepted. The sod-turning ceremony was held on May 1, 1951, the corner stone was laid on June 29, and on November 4, 1951, at 9:45 a.m., the door opening service was held at the new church. The church was again enlarged with the construction of an addition in 1960. The church celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 1964.
Early pastors who followed Rev. McQuarrie (1889-1892) were Revs. William Freed (1892-1895), William Peer (1895-1896) and A.R. McDonald (1896-1901).

Ambrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
William Wingfield
 
39317 "It wasn't luck that built the business, but quality and service."

This is the slogan of Wingham's Market. Charles Wingham, proprietor of Wingham's Market, began his career in the meat business in Stevens county with a market on the corner of Main and Astor, where the Bank of Colville now stands. That was in 1900. Three years later he conducted a similar business in Marcus and then returned to Colville, purchasing his former market. In 1905 he bought the P. H. Hessel business, and soon he was managing five markets, one in each of the following towns: Chewelah, Addy, Springdale, Meyers Falls, Colville. Finally Mr. Wingham purchased the interests of his partners and concentrated his attention on the Colville business.

Six years ago he built the brick building in which he is conducting one of the best equipped and most modern meat markets in the northwest. A modem chilling plant, using the ammonia system, is part of the up to-date equipment of the market. There is the latest type of sausage machinery, a hydraulic press for pressing out lard, and other improved accessories. The walls and woodwork of the basement and the chilling plant are enameled with packinghouse enamel. Everything is as clean and spotless as the most particular housewife could desire and thirty years of experience could make it.

One is impressed not only by the sanitary appearance of the shop, but also by the attractively arranged displays of meats, fruits and vegetables. Head lettuce, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, celery, cauliflower, radishes, grapefruit, oranges and other fruits and vegetables in and out of season look very inviting to the shopper as they are placed on exhibit by Mr. Shonewald each morning. It is evidently a belief in the Wingham Market that a meat market should look just as appetizing as a confectionery showcase or a delicatessen display. Much of the credit for his success is attributed by Mr. Wingham to the fact that he has always paid strict attention to his business.

He began thirty years ago by helping his brother-in-law peddle some meat in a trip through the small towns of Minnesota. He liked it and decided to learn the meat business, and his thirty years of experience have given him judgment in buying meats of quality. There are customers who have been patrons of the market for as long as twelve years, believing in its quality and service. As to service, Mr. Wingham gives a large share of credit for his market's success in serving the public to Frank Shonewald and T. L. Montgomery, who have been with him for some time, and to his son Roscoe who is in the business with him. "It wasn't luck that built the business,' but quality and service" is the slogan of Wingham's Market.

The Colville Examiner, Saturday, May 24, 1919 
Charles Wingham
 
39318 In Loving Memory/ Passed Away/ Suddenly at Galt, Ont., on Monday January/ 30th, 1933, at 5:30 o'clock p. m./ Charlotte Wingham/ Relict of the late John Perrin./ aged 77 years./ The Funeral/ Will be held from her late residence, 248/ Main St., East., Thursday afternoon, February/ 2nd, at 2:30 o'clock, to Mount View Cemetery./ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


Funeral Card of Charlotte Wingham 
Charlotte Wingham
 
39319 George is reported to have been born in Cocking, Sussex, England, documentation needed. George Wingham
 
39320 Mrs. Amelia Myers

PRESTON\emdash Mrs. Amelia Myers, formerly of Preston, died in Woodstock General Hospital last night. She was 70. Mrs. Myers operated a news and tobacco shop on King street here for 25 years, until it was taken over by Edgar Drage in 1937. Native of New York City, she was brought to New Dundee as a child and spent most of her life in this district. She and her husband bought the Roos Tobacco store. Mr. Myers died in 1927 but Mrs. Myers and her daughter carried on the business until she sold out to Mr. Drage. Mrs. Myers attended St. Paul's United Church. Her death followed a long illness. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Clindie) Iredale, Woodstock; a brother, John Boehmer, Preston; a sister, Mrs. Charles Jones, Galt, and three grandchildren. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home where the funeral will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. H. Herlihey. Interment will he made in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 May 1956 pg 5 
Amelia Elsie Winheim
 
39321 ANDERSON, Mrs. Laura

At her residence, in Kitchener, on Monday, Nov. 19, 1990, age 90 years, the former Laura Winhold. A refired public school teacher serving the Branchton and Kirkland Lake areas. Daughter of the late Christian Winhold and the former Ludia Stoltz. Wife of the late Austin Anderson. Sister of Adele Nettleton of Kitchener. Predeceased by one brother, Edward and one sister, Erna. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, after 2 p.m., Tuesday. Complete funeral services will be held from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m., Father Bob Schroeder of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, officiating. Interment Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Nov 1990 pg A11 
Laura Annie Winhold
 
39322 David settled in the Heidleburg area of Waterloo County and in the late 1840's moved to the Neustadt area of Ontario, where he was considered the founder of Neustadt. David Winkler
 
39323 Enoch Winkler (1852-1928)

Farmer, implement dealer, realtor, insurance agent, MLA (1888-1892) , MLA (1892-1895), MLA (1896-1899). Born in Waterloo County, Ontario on 2 January 1852, son of David and Barbara J. Winkler, brother of Valentine Winkler , he came to Winnipeg in 1874 then, the following year, settled in Emerson and later moved to Gretna. He was the first Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Rhineland and later served as Mayor of Gretna from 1898 to 1899 and again in 1901. He served for several years in the Manitoba Legislature for the Rosenfeldt constituency.

On 10 January 1878 he married Helen Stewart (1858-?). They had eight children: Margaret Helen Winkler (b 1879; Mrs. Harry Robertson), Barbara Louisa Winkler (b 1881; Mrs. Egerton W. Marlatt ), Dr. David Victor Stewart Winkler (b 1883), Esther Mary Winkler (b 1886), Gordon Enoch Winkler (b 1888), Harold Lang Winkler (b 1894), Irene Isabel Winkler (b 1896; Mrs. Nelson Young), and Alice Winkler. Around 1908 he moved with his wife to California, spending 18 months there before returning to live in Winnipeg. He died at his residence, 587 Wellington Crescent, on 1 November 1928.

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/winkler_e.shtml 2010 
Enoch Winkler
 
39324 Arrived on the ship Yazoo, also on ship was Mathias Hauk. George Jakob Winkler
 
39325 HERTER, Hope

Peacefully, at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday, June 19, 1994, of Waterloo. Mrs. Herter was born in Waterloo and had worked at Forsyth Shirts and Overends Boys Wear. She was also a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo Horticultural Society and the Be a Friday Afternooner Group. Loving wife of Howard; dear mother of Ronald and his wife Nancy of Waterloo; beloved grandmother of Jeffery and his friend Theresa and Wendy Rayson and her husband Ralph; great-grandmother of Cody and Ethan. Survived by a sister, Mrs. Esther Foster of Waterloo. Predeceased by her parents, George and Mary Clara Winkler and two brothers, Philip and Thomas. Mrs. Herter's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, this evening (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Transfer to St. John's Lutheran Church Wednesday at 12 noon for funeral service to follow at 2 p.m., in the church. Rev. Peter Thomsen officiating. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.

The Record Newspaper 20 Jun 1994 pg A9 
Hope Winkler
 
39326 St. Jacobs Evangelical Association Calvary United Church Begun: 1848

A first church, of logs, was built in 1850 on land donated by Anthony Reitzel; the deed to the land is dated 1848. The church building was located in the southeast corner of the present cemetery. Philip Winkler, who travelled as far away as Ayton to conduct services, was the first preacher. A new white brick church was built in 1864 on the present site to replace the first log structure which had become too small. The new church was in use until 1914 when it was torn down to be replaced by the present red brick one. Dedication services for the new church were held from February 26 to March 1, 1915, with Bishop W. Horn of Cleveland, Ohio, president of the Canada Conference, officiating. Renovations and additions have been made since then to produce the distinctive structure of today.

St. Jacobs was on the Elmira Circuit of the Evangelical Association which included Elmira (the home base of the Circuit), Flora (later Floradale) and North Woolwich. In the early 1890s St. Jacobs was in the North District of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association, and included Elmira and Woolwich. H. Dierlamm and Philip Winkler were pastors in 1890. Rev. A.Y. Haist was pastor in 1893-1894 also with Philip Winkler.

On November 16, 1946 the Evangelical Church united with the United Brethren in Christ Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. When the Evangelical United Brethren joined the United Church on January 1, 1968, the church became a United Church and was joined with Floradale for a short time. Calvary was placed on a two-point charge with Conestogo United Church in June 1970.

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

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PHILIP WINKLER DIES IN ST. JACOBS

St. Jacobs, Ont., Oct. 5-Rev. Philip Winkler, aged ninety-three years, died here this morning. He immigrated to Canada with his parents from Baden, Germany, eight years ago and resided in the county of Waterloo in and near St. Jacobs for nearly sixty-five years. He was one of the pioneers of Woolwich township, and the oldest surviving minister of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association.

His wife, Regina Hauck, survives him, aged eighty-nine years, also a family of eight children, three sons and five daughters; Jacob of Waterloo, William, St. Jacobs; John; Markham, Mrs. F. G. Bender, Palmerston; Christina Reitzel, St. Jacobs, Mary Ann Voelker, Berlin, and Margaret and Regina at home. Rev. Mr. Winkler was married in the year 1844.
The funeral will take place from his late residence, Young street, on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., to the Evangelical church for service, thence to the Evangelical cemetery for interment. Friends will kindly omit sending flowers.


Daily Telegraph 6 Oct 1913 pg 1

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MARRIED SIXTY-SIX YEARS - Very few married people are permitted to live long enough in happy wedlock to celebrate the 66th anniversary of their wedding day, but such was the privilege enjoyed by Rev. and Mrs. Ph. Winkler who celebrated that event on New Years Day at their home, Yonge St., in the presence of some of their children, relatives and friends. It's just six years since they celebrated their "Diamond Wedding" when a large number of their near relatives and friends took part in the festivities. Since that time some of those who were present on that occasion have departed this life. However, Mr. and Mrs. Winkler are still enjoying pretty good health, Mr. Winkler who is now in his 89th year was a faithful minister of the Evangelical Association for many years, but retired from active service over 25 years ago. During the afternoon Mr. Winkler expressed his views on the future of the Jews, and other topics from the Bible. The many […clipping obscured] of our grand old man and his […clipping obscured] join in wishing them both […clipping obscured] of the day.

Elmira Advertiser 1 Jan 1910 
Rev. Johan Philip Winkler
 
39327 roots stem from the early German pioneers of the Evangelical Church. Missionaries travelled on horseback through dense woodlands to visit the isolated and lonely settlers who were eager to hear about the "Light" of life. This was around the time the foundations of St. Jacobs were being laid. Several families became keenly interested in the Evangelical Movement of the Methodist-type spiritual preaching. A class was soon formed and their homes were opened for proclaiming the Word. In 1848, a little log church was built on the site of our present cemetery and was the first church in the village. Rev. Philip Winkler, who played a very important role in establishing this church, was the first minister and Sunday School Superintendent Rev. Johan Philip Winkler
 
39328 1851 - John Winkler is staying with Jacob Winkler. John Winkler
 
39329 MISS MARGARET WINKLER

ST. JACOBS, Nov. 23— The death occurred here today of Miss Margaret Winkler, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Winkler, in her 83rd year. The deceased, born on Dec. 16, 1853, was a lifelong resident of this village. Two brothers, John of Markham, William of St. Jacobs and two sisters, Mrs. Leon Reitzel and Miss Regina, both at home, survive. The funeral will be held privately Wednesday afternoon with a service at the home at 1 o'clock. Burial will be made in Calvary Evangelical Cemetery. The remains will be at Dreisinger's Funeral Parlor, Elmira, until Tuesday afternoon.

Kitchener Daily Record 23 Nov 1936 pg 13 
Margaret Winkler
 
39330 WIDEMAN (St. Jacobs, Ont.) Dec. 31 - Mrs. John Wideman, wife of the postmaster and township clerk here, died very suddenly last night. She was attending a prayer meeting at the Church of the Evangelical association, when she suddenly gasped for breath and died before she could be removed from the church.

Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, Jan 2, 1897 
Margaret Winkler
 
39331 WINKLER, Mr. Phillip Walter-At St. Mary's Hospital, Friday, Sept. 7, 1973, Phillip Walter Winkler, of 65 Paulander Dr., Kitchener, age 80 years; predeceased by his first wife, Jessie Myers, survived by his second wife Marion Gottfried, also survived by one son, Allen, of Route 2 Wellesley, three daughters, Mrs. David (Ruth) Bathgate of Weyburn, Sask., Mrs. Reginald (Vivian) Young, of Shelley Bay, Bermuda, Mrs. J. Grant (Kathleen) Miller of Kitchener. Brother of Mrs. Kathleen Barker of Port Rowan, Ont.; also survived by 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; predeceased by one son Wilbur and one daughter Mary. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, after 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Monday's paper.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Sep 1973 
Philip Walter Winkler
 
39332 Doon Heritage Crossroads Digital Collection

Regina Winkler was from Waterloo. Her family attended the Christian Science church in Berlin, Ontario. Against her family's wishes, she had an operation to remove her appendix and died due to surgical complications. 
Regina Winkler
 
39333 The late Sophia Miller, whose death was briefly referred to in our Saturday issue was born in the Grand-Duchy of Baden, Germany, in 1826. She came to Canada with her parents when she was 8 years old, and they settled in Waterloo county. In 1845 she was married to the late Peter Miller, and they lived on a farm about five miles south west of Elmira until the death of her husband 18 years ago. She remained there a few years longer with her son, then came to live with her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Christman, in Elmira, where she stayed until the great hotel fire in 1898, out of which she escaped barefooted and with only scant clothing on, saving only a few books and private papers. Then she lived four years at Floradale and exactly two years at Elmira with her other daughter, Mrs. Jacob Steffler. She leaves four children, David, of St. Jacobs, Edward, of Northampton, Mass., and the two daughters already mentioned; also a brother, Mr. Philip Winkler, and a sister, Mrs. J. L. Wideman both of St. Jacobs. Four children died young. Her remains were interred in St. Jacobs on Sunday afternoon, after funeral service had been held in St. James church here.


Elmira Signet 7 May 1906 
Sophia Winkler
 
39334 Lived with Jacob Koch. Ulrich Winkler
 
39335 Hymeneal: On Wednesday afternoon the residence of Mrs. J. Winn, near Hawkesville, was the scene of a very pleasant little gathering. It was the occasion of the marriage of Annie, the youngest daughter of Mrs. Winn to Mr. A. Wallace, from near Roseville. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Armstrong, in the presence of a number of friends. After the knot was tied the happy couple left for the "Cottage" near Roseville, their future home.

Elmira Signet 16 Feb. 1893 p. 12, col. 1-2 
Anna Harriet Winn
 
39336 twice wounded Charles Richard Winn
 
39337 PATRICK, Dorothy Edith

Peacefully passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the age of 86 years. Beloved wife of the late John Patrick. Dear mother of Dan (Brenda), Ed (Marion) and April. Loving grandmother of 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Survived by many relatives and friends. Dorothy was a long-time member of Calvary Pentecostal Assembly, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and active in the music ministry. She was a great Prayer Warrior and was an accomplished painter. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge on Sunday, March 5, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from Calvary Pentecostal Assembly, 127 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 11 a.m., with visitation at the church from, 10-11 a.m. Interment, will be held at Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 28 Feb 2017 
Dorothy Edith Winn
 
39338 WINN, Edward - At Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in his 91st year. Dear father of Larry Winn of Cambridge. He was predeceased by his wife, Elfrida and by his daughter-in-law, Anita (2006). Edward was a veteran serving his country in the Second World War. Memorial service will take place at the Corbett Funeral Home Chapel , 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.corbettfuneralhome.ca


Waterloo Region Record - May. 2, 2008 
Edward Winn
 
39339 WINN, George Edward

At Galt, Cambridge on Friday, Nov. 22, 1974, George E. Winn, of 74 Bond St., Galt, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Edith Franklin; dear father of Alan of Kitchener and Dorothy (Mrs. John Patrick) of Galt; brother of Campbell of Listowel; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. Resting at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. North, Galt, from Saturday evening, funeral service at Calvary Pentecostal Assembly Church, Galt, on Monday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. Interment, Mount View cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Nov 1974 pg 27 
George Edward Winn
 
39340 JOHNMAN - Laverne

At The Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, December 7, 1989. Beloved wife of George, dear mother of Anne and her husband Donald Oliver and Janet and her husband Grahm Baker all of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of William, Peter and Cinnamon and great-grandaughter Ashley. Predeceased by a brother, Sherwood Winn. Mrs. Johnman is resting at The Coutts and Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends, Saturday, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal Service in the Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., with Canon. Robert Birtch officiating. Interment Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1989 
Laverne Winn
 
39341 1871 - Mary Winn is staying with William Morton. Mary Winn
 
39342 Lived with Henry McCrum William Winn
 
39343 Rachel Winson, born May 23rd, 1827. She was married to Jacob Bomberger. They resided on a beautiful farm near Strasburg, Waterloo County, Ontario, but not living happy together, they separated, he went to the Middle States and she was again married and resided between New Hamburg and Shakespeare where she raised a numerous family.


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rachel Winson
 
39344 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Tyrone Wint
 
39345 WILLIAM JOHN WINTEMBERG
1876-1941

Lack of education does not keep a man from reaching great heights. William Wintemberg, a blacksmith's son, born in New Dundee of German-Alsatian parents, overcame several handicaps, and was elected to fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada.

A shy, retiring boy, weak physically, he was apprenticed to a tailor. At sixteen he worked in Toronto as a printer, and later a coppersmith. He became a helper at the Ontario Provincial Museum, and due to his great interest in Indian artifacts was appointed assistant to the chief archaeologist of the Royal Victoria Museum, Ottawa. In 1926, for health reasons, he curtailed his work but continued to take part in excavations throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. He worked at the St. Ignace II research project.

An expert in Iroquoian archaeology, he published seventy-five articles and pamphlets. His book, Folklore of Waterloo County , gives a true picture of the early settlers.


Waterloo Region Hall of Fame 
William John Wintemberg
 
39346 Elisabeth reportedly was born in Grebenau, Alsfeld, Hessen, Germany, documentation needed. Elisabeth Winter
 
39347 Dr. Eugene C. Winter

PRESTON — Funeral mass was conducted today at 10 a.m., at St. Ambrose RC Church in Galt, for Dr. Eugene C. Winter, of 401 Laurel St. Preston. Dr. Winter died at his residence on Friday. He was 69. Born in Seeg, Germany, he moved to Montreal in 1951 and in 1954 to Preston, where he had his medical practice since. He was a member of St. Ambrose Church in Galt. Surviving are his wife, the former Maryanne Binder and one son, Dr. Eric H. J. Winter of Preston; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral arrangements were by Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston. Interment was in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 May 1969 pg 25 
Dr. Eugen Conrad Winter
 
39348 1871 - George Winter in same household as William Atkinson. George Winter
 
39349 Lincoln Park Free Methodist Church

A group of thirteen people who had been holding prayer meetings in Galt were organized in 1876 into a Free Methodist Society by Rev. Charles H. Sage of the North Michigan Conference. Galt was the first Free Methodist congregation in Canada. Rev. D.D. Marston (1877-1878) was the first resident minister, followed by James Craig (1879) and J.H. Winter (1880). The Canada Conference of the Free Methodist Church was organized at a meeting in Galt in 1880.

Early services of the Galt Free Methodist Church were held in a house on Brook Street owned by Mr. & Mrs. E. Rhodes until a church was built. The first parsonage was built in 1904 on land donated by J. Ballantine. In 1909, when J.A. Fletcher was minister, the church and parsonage were sold and a downtown church was built at 37 Wellington St. An adjacent building was purchased for a parsonage. In May 1953 the sod was turned for a new church on South Street at Centre Street; a basement church was opened in October of that year; the upper part of the church was built c.1956.

Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. James Henry Winter
 
39350 1871 - John Winter was staying with Henry Schierholtz. Johann "John" Winter
 
39351 JOHN S. WINTER

The funeral of John S. Winter, who died suddenly, on Friday, at 401 Courtland Ave., where ho had been residing, for the past year, took place at Fischer's Mill, on Sunday, June 24th, Mr. Winter was 71 years, 3 months and 16 days of age.

The Waterloo Chronicle 5 Jul 1923 pg 4 
John Sidney Winter
 
39352 WINTER, Lloyd - At his residence, 195 Natchez Rd., Kitchener, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1983, Lloyd Winter, a retired accountant. Son of the late William Henry Winter and Emma Daum; husband of the former Lillian Grauel. Predeceased by three sisters, Edita Maurie, Jean Louise Wakefield and Edna McAinsh. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., after 7 p.m. tonight. Complete funeral services will be held from the funeral home chapel on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m., Rev. Grant MacDonald of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Lloyd A. Winter
 
39353 WASHINGTON WINTER

PRESTON, Nov. 30— Ailing for the past six months, Washington Winter, a former resident of Preston, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wilson, Downie Township, Monday, husband of the late Alberta Bobsien, he was in his 85th year. Born in Preston, Mr. Winter lived here the early part of his life. He had resided at North Bay for 37 years, but for the past few weeks had made his home with his daughter in Downie Township. A former member of the Preston Methodist Church he farmed in Northern Ontario for a time but had lived retired in recent years. He was school teacher for some years and also travelled for the Maxwell Machinery Company of St. Marys, during which time he spent three years in Europe. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. A. Megeney of Hamilton, Mrs. Harold Wilson of Downie Township. Miss Edith Winter, of Port Dalhousie, one sister, Mrs. Florence Sneath of Spondin, Alta. His wife predeceased him in 1927. The remains, are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home, Preston, from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 3 o'clock. Interment will be In Preston Cemetery. Rev. J. C. Williamson will conduct the services.

Kitchener Daily Record 1 Dec 1943 pg 13 
Washington Winter
 
39354 At Fargo, Dakota, on January 24th, Wm. Winter, formerly of Preston, aged 47 years, 2 months and 28 days.

Galt Reporter Feb 11 1881 pg 8 
William Winter
 
39355 Address 4 KATHERINE ST N,
WINTERBOURNE Property Code Category SPECIAL PURPOSE Survey Description TRACT CROOKS C BROKEN FRONT EAST OF GR PT LOT 3 Acres 0.8 Roll Number 302902000106700 Teranet PIN 222160178 
Chalmers Presbyterian Church - yellow brick Winterbourne
 
39356 The bell tolls for Chalmers Presbyterian

After 141 years, Chalmers Presbyterian church in Winterbourne will be closing its doors for the final time with a special service tomorrow (Sunday) night. "The service of closing a church is rather like a funeral," said Rev. Mary Whitson, who has spent the past three years at Chalmers and during that time has presided over one wedding and three baptisms. "It's a sad thing for those who are left, and at the same time it is a celebration of those who have gone before and have maintained it this long."

Built in 1870, church members have finally arrived at one undeniable fact: people no longer seem interested in attending church anymore....The church has also not been designated as a heritage structure by the province, though Clemens said that the government tried to a few years ago and that the congregation fought it at the time in order to retain control over the structure. He said that they would likely welcome that designation now if it meant saving the church. "That would be nice, rather than having it torn down," he said. The remaining clergy will likely splinter and move to other churches, which will be difficult for Whitson to watch given her time there. "They are a wonderful group of people. Small, but very, very faithful, and I have certainly enjoyed the time that I have had to serve with them. It breaks my heart to see it go and for those 11 people to carry on will be difficult."...The final service at Chalmers Presbyterian Church will be tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Kathleen Street and Peel Street in Winterbourne.1a

1aObserverXtra 5 Dec 2011 by James Jackson

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Chalmers Presbyterian Church


The congregation's history is mingled with that of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Winterbourne. Early services, begun c.1837, were for all Presbyterians. However, there was a split in the Presbyterian Church in 1844 which resulted in congregations belonging to the Presbyterian Church of Canada in Connection with the Church of Scotland and others belonging to the Free (Presbyterian) Church of Canada. The local congregation also split with the result that a new congregation of Free Church members was formed, to be called eventually Chalmers Presbyterian Church. These members were barred immediately from use of their former place of worship.

The Free Church congregation therefore held services in the stone schoolhouse; as of 1847 a regular summer supply of student preachers was sent to the area by Knox College. In 1848 the congregation built their own frame church which was located behind the present Chalmers church. The first entry in Chalmers Session Book was dated December 31, 1857. Rev. George Cuthbertson had been ordained and inducted into Chalmers on October 7, 1857 and was to remain until March 5, 1862. He was followed by Revs. W.S. Ball (1863-1864), Edward Graham (1864-1869), and Hugh Thompson. In 1861 the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Presbyterian Church joined to form the Canada Presbyterian Church. On January 23, 1865 the church was referred to as Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Winterbourne, for the first time. The present church building was erected in 1870.

The Union of all Presbyterian churches in Canada occurred in 1875. On May 1, 1876 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church joined with Chalmers. The Rev. Alexander M. Hamilton began a ministry to the combined congregations on May 22, 1877, a ministry which was to last for 40 years. The 100th Anniversary of the church building was celebrated on November 22, 1970.

Records:
Baptism dates: 1856-1899 Location of records: see below*
Marriage dates: 1858,1896-1939 Location of records: see below*
Burial dates: 1896-1917 Location of records: see below*

*Locations of early church records:
1. In 1992, church records were with D. Pirie, 13 Herbert St., Elmira N3B 2C1.
2. Records located at the United Church Archives: 1) Baptisms 1856-1899, Marriages 1858, Session Minutes 1857-1899 (also on Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints microfilm 0204159); and 2) Session records 1897-1916, Marriages 1898-1909, and Burials 1896-1917 - from the personal papers of Rev. Alexander M. Hamilton.
3. At the Presbyterian Church Archives - Marriages from 1896-1939.
4. At the Kitchener Public Library: Waterloo County Marriages 1858-1869, for marriage records from 1858-1862, 1866-1868 - indexed.
5. Transcribed and indexed by Frances Hoffman, 1987, published by the Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society: Births, October 3, 1838-September 13, 1880 (includes Births 1838-1855 and Marriages 1858-c.1868 for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Winterbourne); Baptisms 1846-December 1, 1885; and Marriages March 18, 1858-July 5, 1877. Copies at the Kitchener Public Library and the Elmira Public Library.
6. Records at the Wellington County Archives include photocopies of Baptisms 1857-1869, 1871-1901 and Marriages 1858-1972.

References: Presbyterian Church; R. Taylor 1986; WHS 1919(7):75-81; Winterbourne W.I.

Church History: Refer to the church history for Gale Presbyterian, Church, Elmira.2a

2aAmbrose, 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]



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Simple, rectangular interior is almost unchanged with high ceilings.  Gothic-arched windows and the original front door still in use. 
Chalmers Presbyterian Church - yellow brick Winterbourne
 
39357 Address 4 KATHERINE ST N,
WINTERBOURNE Property Code Category SPECIAL PURPOSE Survey Description TRACT CROOKS C BROKEN FRONT EAST OF GR PT LOT 3 Acres 0.8 Roll Number 302902000106700 Teranet PIN 222160178 
Katherine St. N. 0004 - see Chalmers Presbyterian Church Winterbourne
 
39358 PAETZ, Anna M. Of 732 Vine St., Cambridge, on Monday, Nov. 12, 1984, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 87th year, Anna Winterhalt. Beloved wife of the late Frank Paetz; loving mother of Tiny, Ginny and Helen (Mrs. Reg Halls), all of Cambridge; sadly missed by grandchildren, Patrick, Sandra, Barbara Anne, Carole and Tim. Predeceased by two daughters, Marjorie and Rita. Mrs. Paetz was born in Preston, a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church and the Catholic Women's League. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends, today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's Church, Cambridge, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 1984, at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Clement's cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Nov 1984 pg E15 
Annie May Winterhalt
 
39359 WINTERHALT, August H.

Of 525 Dolph St., Guelph, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Thursday, August 28, in his 86th year; August H. Winterhalt. Mr. Winterhalt was born in Preston and lived there all his life. He was a mechanical engineer with the Foundation Company of Canada, for a great number of years and a member of St. Clement's Church. Son of the late George and Monica Winterhalt. Survived by his wife, the former Theresa McCaughan, whom he married 60 years ago in Manitoba and by three sons and two daughters, Marie (Mrs. Fred Legge) of California, Joyce (Mrs. Fred Junkers) of Ancaster, R. Gordon of Kitchener and Elmer and Patrick of Preston, Cambridge. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and one brother, Albert of Detroit and a sister, Mrs. Anna Paetz of Preston, Cambridge. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Queenston Road and Argyle Street, Cambridge (Preston), until Saturday morning; then to St. Clements Church for funeral mass, at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Aug 1975 pg 33 
August Henry Winterhalt
 
39360 From family stories He worked at installing machinery - probably in textile mills and rubber shops. Spent some time out west. - He married again after Magdalena died. Reputation of heavy drinking. Adopted son of August & Gertrude Frank Edward Winterhalt
 
39361 WINTERHALT, Elmer Cyril - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of 57 years to Marcella "Marcie" (nee Boppre). Dear father of Jamie Winterhalt and his wife Elinor of Montreal, Quebec, Mary Klaassen of Cambridge, and Cathy Kaufman and her husband Jim of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren, Derek (Angela), Andrew, Alex, Amanda, Dan and Lesley. Survived by one sister, Joyce Junker of Ancaster. Predeceased by his parents, August and Teresa Winterhalt; two brothers, Patrick and Gordon Winterhalt and one sister, Marie Legge. Elmer was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area. He was a Navy Veteran of the Second World War, a member of St. Clement's RC Church, 3rd and 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and a 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126. He was the owner/operator of Preston Cartage which he established shortly after returning from Military Service. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Special thank you to all the staff at Three Bridges (Sunnyside Home) for all their loving care. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home , Cambridge (519) 653-3251.


The Waterloo Region Record - Mar. 25, 2009  
Elmer Cyril Winterhalt
 
39362 Apparently Sister called him when here for Pop's funeral. Spoke to Gerrard May 19,1993 at his house - Huron & Westmount Rd. He bought 8 George St. from Pop in 1949 for his sister in law Sally Klassen. Gerrard took over Klopher Coal from his father's sister Gertrude Winterhalt who was married to August Frank - this family raised him after his mother died in 1918. He had a problem with step mother's will - it had been prepared by Rohleder, Walter McGibbon acted for Gerrard but needed some pushing. Gerrard worked in the "Bauer coconut soap factory" when it first started in the Huether Hotel. Spoke to him again on May 28/93 along with Paul.Gerrard gave us some dates and names.

From a family member. 
Gerard Winterhalt
 
39363 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gerrard John Winterhalt
 
39364 In 1870, Henry Winterhalt appears as Tenant of Thomas Hammett, and later on as owner on the south side of Queen Street where he continued until he sold out I believe, to Thomas Gingerich, who remained only a brief time and then moved to Glen Morris. Winterhalt, who was also local constable went to Berlin as their chief of Police after he captured Kruger the horse thief, which event was of front page proportions.


Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Henry Winterhalt
 
39365 License Inspector Winterhalt Dead at Kitchener

License Inspector Joseph Winterhalt died suddenly at his home in Kitchener on Wednesday morning. For a number of years he conducted a cigar business in Kitchener and also spent many years on the road as a traveller. When the O. T. A. came into effect be was appointed license inspector and has held the position since 1916. During the winter he was taken seriously, ill, following a slight accident. He was confined to his home for a number of weeks, but recovered sufficiently to resume his duties. He is survived by his widow and several children. He was about 65 years of age.

New Hamburg Independent, May 28, 1920 
Joseph Roman Winterhalt
 
39366 Winterhalt, Joseph - 1. (2018). Waterloo.pastperfectonline.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018, from http://waterloo.pastperfectonline.com/byperson?keyword=Winterhalt%2C+Joseph Joseph Roman Winterhalt
 
39367 Madeline Wtnterhalt

At St. Joseph's Home. Guelph, on Wednesday, Dec . 29, 1971. Madeline Winterhalt, formerly of 287 Hespeler St., Preston, in her 69th year, born and lived ail of her life in Preston. Member of St. Clement's RC Church, member of the Catholic Women's League and former organist of St. Clement's Church. She is survived by two brothers, August of Preston, Albert of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Fretz of Preston, Mrs. Elizabeth Benninger of Walkerton. Predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, until Friday morning, then to St. Gregory's Church, Galt, for funeral mass at 11 a.m. Committal service in Parklawn Chapel, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Dec 1971 pg 21 
Magdalena "Madeline" Winterhalt
 
39368 FRIES, Mary (Dolly) - Of Waterloo, died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1996, at St. Mary's Hospital. Wife of the late Milton Fries. Mother of Marlene; sister of Geraldine Hannon of New Hamburg and Basil Winterhalt and his wife Beatrice of Eureka, Montana. Also remembered by her sister-in-law, Rose Winterhalt of Florida and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers, Irvin and Cyril. Mrs. Fries was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Waterloo and a long time member of the CWL. Mrs. Fries' family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. (Saturday) at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Rev. Edward Sheridan officiating. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Mary Agatha "Dolly" Winterhalt
 
39369 WINTERHALT, Patrick Frank

(1927-2001). Died, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Saturday, June 23, 2001, in his 75th year. Patrick was a parishioner of St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge and past member of the choir. He was a life-time employee of Savage Shoe Company. Survived by sister, Marie Legge of California; brother, Elmer and his wife Marcie of Cambridge; sister, Joyce Junker of Ancaster and sister-in-law, Ruth of Kitchener. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Tessie and August Winterhalt and brother, Gordon. Friends will be received at Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record Newspaper 25 Jun 2001 pg B11 
Patrick Frank Winterhalt
 
39370 WINTERMEYER, Alfred C. - Of 95 Blueridge Ave., on Wednesday August 28, after a lengthy illness, at his residence, 88 years of age; a member of St. Francis RC Church; a life-long resident of Kitchener; a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a commander of St. Gregory. Father of John of Kitchener, Mary (Mrs. M. E. Quigley), Mrs. Lucy Quigley, Betty (Mrs. William S. Brennan), all of London, Ont., Rita (Mrs. Edward Shoniker) of Toronto, Therese (Mrs. James Wiley) of Ottawa; brother of Mrs. Hilda Shoniker of Kitchener; also surviving are 30 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, predeceased by his wife, the former Caroline Kaiser on August 22, 1972 and two grandchildren. Resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, Benton at Church Streets after 7 p.m. this evening, where parish prayers will be recited at 8 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Friday at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 12 o'clock funeral mass at St. Francis RC Church. Interment Mount Hope cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Alfred Carl Wintermeyer
 
39371 Mrs. Frank Bialkowski - The death occurred very suddenly yesterday afternoon of Mrs. Frank Bialkowski in her 71st year. The late Mrs. Bialkowski had apparently been as well as usual during the day, having spent several hours in the garden. She visited her daughter's home at five o'clock and when her husband returned to the house at six o'clock he found her on the floor. Medical aid was summoned but life was extinct, the doctor pronounced death due to heart failure. The late Mrs. Bialkowski was born in Germany but had been a resident of this city for 58 years. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Leo and Albert of this city and six daughters, Mrs. Chris Karges, Mrs. R. Dyer and Mrs. A. Solomon of Waterloo and Mrs. Frank Hoch, Mrs. John Shoemaker and Mrs. Otto Solomon of this city. Two brothers John and Jacob Wintermeyer of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. John Weber of Calgary and Mrs. Joseph Mosburger of St. Agatha also survive in addition to 30 grandchildren. The funeral will take place Monday morning at nine o'clock from her late residence, 77 Strange street, to St. Mary's church. Burial will be made in Mount Hope R.C. cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Helena Wintermeyer
 
39372 Jacob Wintermeyer- Jacob Wintermeyer, 80, of 80 Weber St. West, died Tuesday at his home after a lengthy illness. Born April 27, 1874, in Kitchener, he was a son of the late John Wintermeyer and the former Theresa Kaiser. Retired for the past 25 years, he worked for the Kaufman Lumber Mills. A member of St. Mary's RC Church, he also belonged to the St. Boniface Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Surviving are four sons, Adolf of Washington, D.C., Leo of RR 2, Waterloo, Carl of St. Agatha and Herbert of RR 3, Kitchener; two daughters, Miss Gertrude Wintermeyer and Mrs. William (Colette) Keener both of Kitchener and a sister, Mrs. Mary Weber of Waterloo. Nineteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. The body is at the Gruhn Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited Thursday at 8 pm. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Friday at 8:30 am. Removal will be made to St. Mary's RC Church for requiem high mass at 9 am. Burial will be in Mount Hope RC Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Jacob Wintermeyer
 
39373 HONOURABLE JOHN J. WINTERMEYER 1916-1993

John Wintermeyer's long career in public life was one that could truly be called "a devoted service to a calling."

Wintermeyer was born in Berlin (Kitchener) and attended St. Jerome's High School. He graduated in commerce and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame before attending Harvard Law School. In 1943, he graduated from Dalhousie Law School and he was admitted to the bar in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Wintermeyer was elected as a City of Kitchener alderman in 1952, and in 1955 he was elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Waterloo North. In 1958, Wintermeyer became leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, a position he held until 1963. As leader of the official opposition in the Legislature, Wintermeyer stressed the need for hospital and medical insurance, education reform, improvements in public services, equality of opportunity and constitutional changes.

Wintermeyer was known as man of deep faith, charity and integrity. He held a Papal Honour - Member of the Order of St. Sylvestre, Sir Knight of Malta; and he held a Civilian Honour - Member of the Military Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem. In 1993, he was honoured as Kitchener Citizen of the Year in recognition of his public contributions, and his commitment and dedication to the community. He served on the boards of numerous organizations including St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul, The Working Centre, the Anna Kaljas House, St. John's Kitchen and Reaching Our Outdoor Friends.

Wintermeyer played an integral role in the development of Hockey Canada, serving as President and Director, and he was Chairman of the Canadian Olympic Hockey Foundation.

In 1994, St. Jerome's University created the John J. Wintermeyer Chair, and in 2000 the University established the John J. Wintermeyer Lecture in Christianity and Public Policy. In his honour, the City of Waterloo established Wintermeyer Park along the Grand River.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame 
John Joseph Wintermeyer
 
39374 It is reported but not proven than John was born in Straubing, Bavaria, Germany in his marriage record at St. Mary's Church in Kitchener apparently confirms this.

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JOHN W. WINTERMEYER

Kitchener, Oct. 31 John W. Wintermeyer, founder of the Dominion Glue Company here, died today after an illness of several years. He was seventy-two years old. Mr. Wintermeyer came to Canada from Bavaria when he was nine years old and lived successively in Waterloo, Mannheim and Kitchener. In early life be was a machinist. In 1894 he founded the Berlin Glue Works. His wife, a son and daughter survive.

The Globe and Mail 1 Nov 1932

________________________________________

John Kaiser Wintermeyer came from Straubing, Bavaria Germany in 1869 with his parents and siblings: Anna 1863, Mary 1864, Rosina 1869 and Jacob 1874. John Wintermeyer and his younger brother Jacob Wintermeyer started their own business in Berlin Ontario prior to World War 1. The business was a glue factory. The brothers became involved in a dispute and John bought Jacob out of the business. During WWI there was a great need for glycerine, a by-product of glue, as a component of explosives. The family business did very well. John Wintermeyer asked his son Alfred Carl (a loan's officer at the Bank of Montreal) to join him in the business. Subsequently a businessman from Windsor Ontario asked John and son Alfred Carl to become 50/50 partners in Essex Meat Packers, which they did. Shortly thereafter John Wintermeyer was injured severely at work when a barrel fell on his legs and crushed them, leaving him paralysed. Both family businesses were thus sold and the accumulated capital from the sales was used to invest in the stock market. Alfred Carl invested in gold in 1930 after exploring investment opportunities in Kirkland Lake Ontario. He purchased shared in the Wright/Hargreaves Mines and the Hollinger-Lakshore Mines. His fortune was further made 
John Kaiser Wintermeyer
 
39375 Leo J. Wintermeyer

Bloomingdale, died at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Kitchener he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wintermeyer. He was an employee at Herman Lippert's men's wear store for 48 years. He was a member of St. Boniface RC. Church, Maryhill. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Reinhart, whom he married in1935 i n Kitchener; one son Ronald of Waterloo; two daughters Mary and Janet, at home; three brothers, Adolph of Maryland, Carl of St. Agatha and Herbert of Kitchener; two sisters. Mrs.William (Colette) Keener and Gertrude, both of Kitchener. The body rested at the Walsh-Sandrock Funeral Home, Waterloo, where prayers were recited Monday at 9 a.m. followed by requiem high mass at St. Boniface Church at 10 a.m. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery with Rev. V. J. Pickett officiating. The rosary was recited at the funeral home Sunday at 8 p.m.

Elmira Signet 28 Apr 1965 pg 12 
Leo Jacob Wintermeyer
 
39376 WINTERMEYER

Ronald — Suddenly, as the result of a heart attack, on Tuesday, March 17, 1992, in Wallace Creek, B.C., of Greenwood, B.C., age 55 years. Dear son of Eleanor Wintermeyer and the late Leo Wintermeyer. Dear brother of Mary Bartlett of Toronto and Janet McNulty of Waterloo. He is also survived by one niece and four nephews. There will be no visitation. A private family service will be conducted at a later time. A memorial service will be held in Grand Fork, B.C., on Tuesday. Arrangements entrusted to the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener. 742-4481.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Mar 1992 pg A9 
Ronald Leo Wintermeyer
 
39377 Wife's name Catherine ? Winters
 
39378 1871 - John Winters is in the same household as Elizabeth Atkinson. John Winters
 
39379 1871 - Rebecca Winters is in the same household as Elizabeth Atkinson. Rebecca Elisabeth Winters
 
39380 Mrs. John D. Wright

PRESTON, Nov. 12.— The death of Mrs. John D. Wright, occurred at her residence, King St., today, following a heart attack. The former Lulu Winters, she was born in Preston and resided here until 1898, when she moved to Hamilton. Following her marriage in 1900 she returned to Preston where she had made her home ever since. A member of the former Methodist Church she sang in the choir there for many years and also sang in the Royal Templar's Choir. She had been a member of Jehovah Witness for 35 years. Surviving are her husband and one daughter Irene at home. One son David died in infancy. The remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home where the service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. Interment will be made in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 12 Nov 1946 pg 15 
Sarah Florence Louisa "Lulu" Winters
 
39381 WINWOOD, Marie Barbara

Passed away on April 2, 2015 in Wallaceburg, Ontario. She is survived by nephews Ken Logan (Jan) of Oshawa, Dave Logan (Louise) of Southampton and nieces Joan Davis (Ken) of Chatham, Colleen Estereicher (John) of Maple Ridge, B.C. and Peggy Adam (Bob) of Argyle TX. Cremation has taken place. The Memorial Service and time of reflections and memories for Aunt Marie will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Ontario on Saturday June 13, 2015, from 1 p.m. until the time of Service at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Saint John's Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family.

Winwood,Marie Barbara-death-Cambridge Times 11 Jun 2015 
Marie Barbara Winwood
 
39382 St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church

The first Catholic missionaries in the area were Father James W. Campion, Father Cassidy and Father John Cullen - beginning c.1828. They were followed by the St. Agatha missionaries, Fathers John Louis Wiriath (1834-1837) and Peter Schneider (1838-1844), but it was Father Simon Sanderl (1844-1848), also from St. Agatha, who organized the construction of a church. The deed for the land, located on the northwest corner of Duke and Guelph (now Dolph) Streets and purchased from the Erb brothers (for five shillings), was dated March 9, 1846, but it is thought that building actually began in 1844. The new church was reported to be "perhaps the only substantial Catholic church west of Toronto" (Spetz 1916:139).
Services were held more or less monthly for many years as priests were in short supply and had to be shared by other congregations. Regular monthly services began in February 1882 with the arrival of Father William Kloepfer of Berlin who looked after Preston as well. Then, beginning in 1889 Preston and Hespeler became missions of Galt. Finally, on March 25, 1905, Preston received its own resident pastor, Rev. Jonas Lenhard. By now it had become apparent that a new and larger church was definitely needed but it was not until January 1907, when Father William Gehl was pastor, that land further along Duke Street was purchased. The cornerstone for the present church was laid September 4, 1911, and the basement of the building was ready for use the following year. The basement continued in use for services until the church was completely finished in 1922. The old church had been torn down in the summer of 1915. Fire on December 26, 1971 caused considerable damage, but the church was not damaged structurally. Repairs were made and the church was rededicated on June 25, 1972.


Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. John Louis Wiriath
 
39383 The death occurred yesterday at two p.m., at the Galt hospital, of Mr. Charles Wirsching. Mr. Wirshing, who was a resident of Preston for the past sixty-six years, was well known, and in his death the town loses one of its oldest citizens. The family of the deceased consists of three sons and five daughters viz., John, Edward and Henry of town; Mrs. Mast, Michigan; Mrs. Merkel, of Hamilton; Mrs. Emil Ewald, Waterloo; Miss Maggie Hamilton, and Mrs. Kelonky, Burlington. The funeral will be held from the home of his son, Mr. John Wirsching on Wednesday at two p.m., interment to take place at Preston cemetery.

Galt Weekly Reformer - 3 February 1910, page 5. (From Monday's Daily) 
Charles Wirsching
 
39384 LIFE LONG CITIZEN DIED THIS MORNING
EDWARD WIRSCHING HAD BEEN IN POOR HEALTH FOR LONG TIME

A well known citizen of Preston, Edward Wirsching, died at his home, 635 Laurel street, at 9:45 a.m. today. While he had been ailing for over two years, he had been confined to his bed only three weeks before his death. In his 59th year, Mr. Wirsching was born in Preston in January 1864, and had lived in town all his life, being actively egaged [sic] in the contracting business until his health failed. He married Miss Margaret White, of Galt, in April 1891. Left to mourn his loss are his wife, two daughters, Ida and Grace, at home: two brothers, John, of Florida, and Henry, of Preston; and four sisters, Mrs. Chris. Klankie, of Burlington, Mrs. Minnie Mast, of Hespeler, Mrs. Charles Merkel, of Hamilton, and Mrs. Emil Ewald, of Brantford. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday to St. Clements R.C. Church and thence to the R.C. cemetery.

Galt Evening Reporter - Wednesday December 6, 1922, page 4. 
Edward Wirsching
 
39385 Grace Wirsching Pelz

Citizens of Preston, were greatly shocked this morning to learn of the death of Mrs. Grace Wirsching Pelz, wife of Ralph Pelz, which occurred at her home on Laurel street at 8 o'oclock. One week ago, Mrs. Pelz fell ill with influenza and complications followed, resulting in her death this morning. Deceased was born in Preston 28 years ago and during her residency here, made a host of friends. She is survived by her mother Mrs. Margaret Wirsching and one sister Ida, besides her husband. She was a faithful member of St. Clement's R.C. church, from which the funeral will be held. Arrangements have not yet been confirmed and will be announced later.

Kitchener Daily Record 27 Sep 1930 pg 3 
Grace Maria Wirsching
 
39386 Tombstone Reads. Grace Maria Wirsching
 
39387 Tombstone Reads. Grace Maria Wirsching
 
39388 From Minute Book of Preston Fire Brigade John Wirsching
 
39389 Orville Wirsching

The funeral of the late Orville Wirsching, who died as a result of injuries received Friday night, at the Crown Furniture building, will be held tomorrow morning. Public service will be held in the Roman Catholic church at 9.30.

The Chronicle-Telegraph 6 May 1920 pg 8 
Orval Wirsching
 
39390 Mrs. S. Nancy Ewald

The death occurred in the Kitchener-Waterloo hospital on Saturday of Mrs. S. Nancy Ewald, 56 Weber street, E., Kitchener. The late Mrs. Ewald was born in Preston on September 1, 1879. Her parents were the late Charles Wirsching and Mary Schnitzer. Mrs. Ewald was married on December 17, 1902 to Emil Ewald of Preston. The late Mr. Ewald passed away in 1930. Surviving are one brother Henry Wirsching and two sisters, Miss Maggie Wirshing of Hamilton, and Mrs. M. Mast, of Hespeler. Funeral service will be held from the Schrieter-Sandrock Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. followed by service from the H.K. Stager Funeral Home, in Preston at 3:30 p.m. Interment will be in Preston cemetery.1a

1aGalt Daily Reporter - Monday April 28, 1941, page 4 
Sarah Nancy Wirsching
 
39391 Lived with Sebastin Kuttler John Wirt
 
39392 Lived with Joseph Strub. Lea Wirt
 
39393 St. Agatha seems to have had a parish school as early as the time of Father Wiriath, i.e., about 1835. The log building served as a school for Catholics and non-Catholics and also as a church and priest's quarters for many years.
The first stone building was erected in 1854, through the untiring efforts of Father Ebner. It is still standing, but used only for meetings. The present school in connection with the Orphanage was erected of stone in 1875, and this was enlarged in 1890.
As to teachers it is difficult to give the names aad the order of their succession for want of old records. As far as could be ascertained, the following gentlemen wielded the rod here : Peter Wirtz , Joseph Strub, John Gatchene, Nicolaus Sorg, Wendelin Schuler, Carl W. Leverman, Antony Elmlinger, August Kaiser, Peter Brick, Peter Schmidt, August Meyer, and Linus Tschirhart......

1854 the Berlin church project began to take shape. A site was purchased from Mr. Weber on the southeast corner of Weber and Duke Streets, for $200.00. Mr. Nieolaus Dopp said that the land was bought from his father. But the deed was given by Mr. Weber and is dated Aug. 16th, 1854.
The building was begun soon after if not before. Mrs. Ferdinand Walter told the writer that she was present at the laying of the corner stone by Bishop De Charbonnel, as a member of the St. Agatha church choir, under the leadership of Mr. Wirtz, then teacher at St. Agatha. She received an image from the Bishop on the occasion which she treasured religiously. Unfortunately she could not give the date of the ceremony.1

1History of the Catholic Church in Waterloo Book I 
Johann Peter Wirtz
 
39394 Immigrated to Rochester, New York, worked as a shoemaker, and fought in the US Civil War, where he was wounded. His Canadian roots have been very difficult to trace. US Census records show that his father was Prussian and his mother was Canadian. His birth date was about 1842-43. He was Roman Catholic.1

1Georgina DuFour, 2008 Georgina.dufour@wellsfargo.comm 
William H. Wirtz
 
39395 BEEF STAKE PUDDING

2 cups flour, 1 cup chopped suet, 1/4 teaspoon salt, mix, with a little water, roll about 1/4 inch thick, line a bowl, fill with beef steak, cut in small pieces, season with pepper and salt, cover with water, put crust on top, Steam 4 hours.1a

1aThe Ladies of Berlin, Waterloo and Friends Elsewhere, The Berlin Cook Book (Berlin, Ontario: The New Record Print Shop, 1906), pg 51 
Margaret Amelia Wisdom
 
39396 Margaret A. Wisdom

Death summoned Margaret Amelia Wisdom, age 60 years, who passed away at her home, 16 Courtland Avenue, west, Kitchener, on Friday morning. Surviving are one brother, Arthur Wisdom, near Pittsburg, and four sisters, Kate C. Wisdom, Lillie Wisdom, 16 Courtland Avenue, Mabel Wisdom, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. W. H. Graber, Kitchener. The funeral was held on Saturday.

Waterloo Chronicle, August 10, 1933 
Margaret Amelia Wisdom
 
39397 WISEMAN, Harold Benjamin

Suddenly at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 1974, Harold Benjamin Wiseman, 181 Samuel St., Kitchener, in his 74th year, former proprietor of Pine Nut Shop and Lancaster Variety Store. Dear brother of Mrs. Ethel Fenemore, Cambridge (Galt), Hilda (Mrs. A. O. McPhater), Hamilton, Phyllis (Mrs. James Shaw, Willowdale; two sisters, Mildred and Rose, predeceased him. Canon K. J. Conyard of Trinity Anglican Church, conducted private family services, at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. N., Cambridge (Galt), this morning, Tuesday, Oct. 15, followed by cremation. Inurement will be in Trinity cemetery, Galt.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Oct 1974 pg 33 
Harold Benjamin Wiseman
 
39398 WISEMAN, Ronald

Formerly of Bell Island, Newfoundland, passed away peacefully at Golden Years Nursing Home in Cambridge on Monday, January 10, 2011, in his 79th year. Dear husband of the late Mary Wiseman (nee Kavanagh) 2010. Forever missed by children Ann Marie (Tony) Blyde, Rhonda (Frank) Whalen, Julia, Ronald Jr. (Joanne), Edward (Sandra), Janis (James) Moser, Aggie (Mark), James, Kimberly and Trina (Kevin). Cherished grandfather to 20 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Barthel Funeral Home (566 Queenston Road, Cambridge 519-653-3251) on Thursday, January 13, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Service 3:45 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church (745 Duke Street, Cambridge) on Friday, January 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 13 Jan 2011 
Ronald Leo Wiseman
 
39399 In his book "The Biographical History of Waterloo Township" Ezra Eby states Aaron Wismer's name was Aaron Weaver. This in error as the marriage and death records of Mary Martin point out. Aaron Wismer
 
39400 Abraham Wismer, "was born in April 1827. He was married to Susannah Mott who was born September 10th, 1833. They resided near Blair, Waterloo County, Ontario, where he died in July, 1861. Their family consisted of four children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Wismer
 
39401 Abraham Wismer, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, September 2nd, 1818, and died September 7th, 1823."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Wismer
 
39402 Wismer, Abram C., son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Cober) Wismer, was born in Rodney, Ont., Aug. 31, 1883; died at the South Waterloo Hospital, Cambridge, Ont., May 30, 1973; aged 89 y. 8 m. 29 d. On Feb. 17, 1909, he was married to Lydia Ann Kinzie, who preceded him in death on Apr. 24, 1973. Surviving are 4 sons (Henry, Mervin, Clayton, and Wilfred), and 3 daughters (Elizabeth, Ada, and Hazel). He was a member of the Preston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 2, in charge of Rufus Jutzi and Howard Good: interment in Hagey Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 28 - July 17, 1973 - pages 565, 566 
Abraham C. Wismer
 
39403 Shantz, Ada - on Monday, May 12, 1997 at People Care Centre, Tavistock, Ada Shantz, who was formerly of Baden. She was born in Wilmot Township 87 years ago, a daughter of the late Orphen and Sarah (Bechtel) Wismer. Ada was a member of the Shantz Mennonite Church, RR 2 Baden where she had been a member of the WMSC. She was a member of the Baden Senior Citizens and a member of the Haysville Sunshine Club. Beloved wife of Lorne Shantz who predeceased her August 7, 1991. Loving mother of Ralph and his wife Dorothy Shantz of RR 2 Baden, Marilyn and her husband Laurence Martin of Kitchener, Clare and his wife Marlene Shantz of St. Agatha, Harold and his wife Judy Shantz of Milverton, Doreen and her husband Edward Stofega of Windsor. Also remembered by 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Elmina Wismer of New Hamburg. Ada was predeceased by five brothers and two sisters, Byron, Milton, Elmer, Herbert, Jeremiah, Florence Snyder and Alice Shantz. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Thursday, May 15, 1997 at noon transfer will be made to Shantz Mennonite Church for the service at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Jim Loepp Thiessen officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Shantz Mennonite Church (Building Fund) or the Mennonite Central Committee (Manitoba Flood Relief).


The Record Newspaper Newspaper 13 May 1997 
Ada Wismer
 
39404 Addison Milo Wismer, "born November 11th, 1870."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Addison Milo Wismer
 
39405 Albert Wismer, "born in Berlin, Ontario."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Albert A. A. Wismer
 
39406 Alice Salome Wismer, "born August 22nd, 1883."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Alice Salome Wismer
 
39407 Alvin Edgar Wismer, "born January 3rd, 1874."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Alvin Edgar Wismer
 
39408 Amsie Anderson Wismer, "was born in Marion County, Kansas, February 1st, 1878."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Amsie Anderson Wismer
 
39409 Angeline Minerva Wismer, "was born in Plattsville, Ontario, January 26th, 1876."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Angeline Minerva Wismer
 
39410 TYSON.-Anna Tyson, relict of the late Isaac B. Tyson, of Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co, Pa., died on Monday the 6th of October, at the residence of her daughter, Lydia W. Heisey, near Williams Grove Cumberland Co., aged 85 years, 4 months and 26 days. Eight years ago when her husband died, Sister Tyson removed from the above named township to Cumberland Co. She was well known in this section and had the highest esteem of a wide circle of friends. The deceased was the mother of ten children, six of whom survive her, viz: Enos W., of Schwenksville; Lydia W., wife of Henry S. Heisey, of Cumberland Co; Reuben W., of Upper Providence, Emeline W. wife of Daniel Kinsel; Mary W., wife of Levi S. Heisey of Cumberland Co., and Harriet. W., wife of Pre. Geo. Detwiler, of Sherkston, Ont. Thirty-five grand-children and two great-grand-children survive one who has passed the border line after a long and very useful life. The funeral services were held at the residence of her daughter, Lydia, on the 9th inst. Pre. John Lininger preached from Phil. 4:8. Services were also held at the Upper Providence church on the 10th and the remains interred in the burial ground adjoining the church.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 21, November 1, 1890, pages 333 and 334

______________________


Anna Wismer, "was born May 10th, 1806, and died October 6th, 1890. She was married to Isaac B. Tyson."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Anna Wismer
 
39411 Anna Wismer, "was born April 6th, 1829, and died January 11th, 1872. On October 17th, 1847, she was married to Rev. Benjamin Shupe. They resided near New Dundee where she died.


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Anna Wismer
 
39412 Esther E. Wismer, "was born near Bridgeport, Waterloo County, Ontario, April 19th, 1849. She is married to John B. Kraft. They reside near Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of ten children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Anna Esther "Esther" Wismer
 
39413 Annie Wismer, "was born March 13th, 1873."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Annie Wismer
 
39414 Arthur Alexander Wismer, "born April 1st, 1884."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Arthur Alexander Wismer
 
39415 Barbara Wismer, "was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1792. She came to Canada in 1800 where she was married to Henry Schlichter who was born in 1789 and died of cholera, August 11th, 1834, and she died August 10th, 1834, leaving a family of three children."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Barbara Wismer
 
39416 Barbara Wismer, "was born in Waterloo County, October 25th, 1816. On January 30th, 1838, she was married to David Bear who was born November 24th, 1810, and died in Oxford County, Ontario, July 6th, 1881. Some time after his death she moved to Clinton County, Michigan, where she died at the home of one of her children, August 28th, 1889. She had a family of ten children


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

____________________________________


BAER. - On the 28th of August, in Michigan, Barbara Wismer, wife of David Baer, aged 72 years, 10 months and 3 days. She was brought over to Wilmot township, Waterloo county, and buried at Latschaw's meeting-house on the 30th, followed to the grave by a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services by Noah Stauffer


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVI, Number 24, December 15, 1889, page 380, 381 
Barbara Wismer
 
39417 Barbara Wismer, "was born June 13th, 1785, and died March 14th, 1870. She was married to Mark Fretz."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Barbara Wismer
 
39418 1871 - Benjamin Wismer staying in household of David S. Wismer. Benjamin Wismer
 
39419 Benjamin Wismer Dies - The death occurred in Kitchener on Tuesday of Benjamin Hewitt Wismer n his 83rd year. He was born in Blair but lived in Ayr most of his life. He was a carpenter by trade and for many years worked in the Watson and Hilborn factories. He left Ayr 27 years ago to reside in Kitchener. He is survived by the following children, his wife, whose maiden name was Margaret Ariss, having passed away in 1911: Mrs. Edward Matheson (Lottie), Orillia; Mrs. Norman Bortz (Margaret), Kitchener; Mrs. Herbert H. Wagner, (Julia), Detroit; Mrs. Elam Woolner (Adeline), Windsor; Benjamin Mr. Wismer, Oakland, Calif.; William J. Wismer, Walkerton; Mrs. Arthur Hausler (Dorothy), Detroit; Mrs. Bert Holtzhauer (Irene), Roseville. Two brothers also survive: Joseph of Ayr and William of Pontiac, Mic. There are also 28 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was made in Ayr Cemetery on Thursday, Rev. Finlay G. Stewart officiating.

The Ayr News Sep 22 1938 
Benjamin Hewitt Wismer
 
39420 Benjamin S. Wismer, "was born in 1850. He is married to Dianah Abra and resides at Imlay City, Michigan, where he is engaged as a teamster."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Benjamin S. Wismer
 
39421 Benjamin S. Wismer, "was born June 10th, 1857. He is married to Catherine Kumpf, and resides at Blair, on his father's old homestead. To them were born five children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Benjamin S. Wismer
 
39422 Catharine Wismer, "sister to Isaac, was born July 23rd, 1787, and died in Lincoln County, Ontario, August 4th, 1858. She was married to John High (Hoch)."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catharine Wismer
 
39423 Catherine Wismer, "was born in Waterloo County, January 5th, 1839. She was married, June 11th, 1855, to Henry Treffry. They reside at Burnside Station, Manitoba. Their family consists of the following children,"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catharine Wismer
 
39424 Catherine Wismer, "was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, April 11th, 1794. On May 4th, 1813, she was married to Henry B. K. Baumann. She died at Preston, Ontario, November 22nd, 1881."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].
An Old Resident - There died at Preston on the 22nd November, Mrs. Catherine Bowman, relic of the late Henry B. K. Bowman, aged 87 years, 7 months and 11 days. The deceased lady emigrated to Canada in 1800.

Galt Reporter Nov 25 1881 pg 1 
Catherine Wismer
 
39425 Catherine Wismer, "was born January 23rd, 1787, and died September 23rd, 1859. She was married to John Althouse."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catherine Wismer
 
39426 Mrs. Edward Mathison - The death occurred in Toronto on Monday of Mrs. Edward Mathison, aged 53 years, after an illness of 19 weeks. Her maiden name was Charlotte Wismer, she being the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wismer, former residents of Ayr. The Mathison family left this community about 30 years ago for Orillia, and moved to Toronto last November. Besides her husband, she is survived by six children, five sisters and two brothers. The funeral will take place to Ayr Cemetery this (Thursday) afternoon, with service at Knox Untied Church at 2 o'clock.

The Ayr News Apr 19 1941 pg 8
 
Charlotte Jane "Lottie" Wismer
 
39427 Clarence Arthur Wismer, "was born in Marion County, Kansas, October 20th, 1882."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Clarence Arthur Wismer
 
39428 Wismer, Clarence, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Wismer, was born at Blair, Ont., May 16, 1907; died at the K-W Hospital, Nov. 26, 1966; aged 59 y. 6 m. 10 d. In 1930 he was married to Violet Geiger, who survives. Also surviving are one son (John), 5 daughters (Vera-Mrs. John Snider, Eleanor-Mrs. Ross Datars, Yvonne-Mrs. Ray Cipperley, Elizabeth-Mrs. Stanford Hierons, Jr., and Lucille-Mrs. Murray Bell), one brother (Herbert), and 13 grandchildren. He was a member of the Weber Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 28, with J. B. Martin and Stanley Sauder officiating.

Gospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 3 - January 17, 1967 Pgs. 70-71 
Clarence G. Wismer
 
39429 WISMER, Clarence H. "Whiz" - Passed away, peacefully, at Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener, on Sunday, April 29, 2007, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Dorothy Wismer (2007). Dear father of Gail Wismer, Wanda Kutsch (Andy). Sharon Cathcart (Mark), Heather Huber (John), Darcy Wismer (Betty) and Roy Wismer. Also survived by his 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Milton and Grace Wismer; his great-grandson, Blake and his brothers, Derwood and Howard. A memorial service will be held at David MacLeod Funeral Home, 617 King St. N., Waterloo, on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 2 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Veterans Affairs or Trinity Village Care Centre would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-888-7700. A very special thank you to Trinity Village Care Centre for your care of our father.

The Record May 1 2007 
Clarence H. "Whiz" Wismer
 
39430 Clarence Leslie Wismer, "born May 12, 1887."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Clarence Leslie Wismer
 
39431 WISMER, Curtis M.

Of 1510 Queen St., Preston, Cambridge, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Saturday, Dec. 14, 1974, Curtis M. Wismar, beloved husband of the late Thelma Young; dear father of Berry and Mark of Preston, Susan (Mrs. Luke Solda) of Toronto and Alexis Wismer of Preston, in his 67th year. Mr. Wismer was born in Jordan Station and had resided in Preston for 40 years, he was employed with the Galt Canadian Woodworking Machine Ltd., of Cambridge, a member of St. Clement's Church and a veteran of the Second World War. Also survived by two sisters and two grandchildren. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Queen and Argyle Sts., Preston, Cambridge, until Monday morning, then to St. Clement's Church for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Dec 1974 pg 35 
Curtis Morgan Wismer
 
39432 Daniel Wismer, "was born in Waterloo County, July 29th, 1820. In 1843 he was married to Sallie, daughter of Peter and Susannah (Bomberger) Erb. She was born near Bridgeport, Waterloo County, Ontario, April 4th, 1823, and died in Marion County, Kansas, October 17th, 1885. After the decease of his wife he returned to Canada where he has since married Lydia Musselman, widow of the late Samuel Brubacher. They reside in the town of Berlin. Some thirty years ago he was ordained minister of the Mennonite body and while in Kansas he was ordained bishop. His family consisted of seven children".


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

_____________


Wismer. - Bishop Daniel Wismer died at his home in Berlin, Ont., May 4, 1909 of old age. He was born in Waterloo county July 29, 1820. In 1843 he was married to Sallie Erb with whom he lived in holy matrimony 41 y. 6 m. 26 d. This union was blessed with five sons and two daughters of whom three sons and two daughters survive him. Bro. Wismer was ordained to the ministry Aug. 1, 1860, some time after this he moved to Marion county, Kans. On April 9, 1887 he was ordained to the office of Bishop. After the decease of his wife he returned again to Canada where he married Lydia Musselman, widow of the late Sam. Brubaker, with whom he lived in holy matrimony nearly twenty years. Bro. Wismer was an earnest preacher of the Gospel for 48 years. Six weeks before he died he preached his last public sermon. During the last few weeks of his life he appeared to be much concerned for the welfare of the Church. His mind was almost constantly upon the Word of God. While lying in bed in a semi-conscious condition he would preach for several hours at a time. His funeral took place on Thursday, May 6. It was very largely attended, the church being crowded to the doors and many still outside. Services at the house were conducted by Samuel S. Bowman and at the church by Bish. Jonas Snider in German, Text, Phil. 1:21: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Bro. Noah Stauffer in English, from Rev. 21:1.The loss sustained by the church and community through the death of Bro. Wismer is his eternal gain. May God comfort and bless the bereaved widow and sorrowing friends.
M. C. C.


Gospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 9 - May 27, 1909, page 142, 143 
Rev. Daniel Wismer
 
39433 Daniel E. Wismer, "the youngest son of Daniel and Sallie (Erb) Wismer, was born near Bridgeport, Ontario, January 31st, 1860. He is married to Theresa, daughter of Adam Gekel. She was born in the town of Berlin where they at present reside. He is an agent for some manufacturing companies. They had a family of three children"

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

________________________

Wismer. - Daniel E. Wismer was born in Lexington, Ont., Jan. 31, 1860; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1934, after a brief illness; aged 74 y. 7 m. 5 d. He resided in Kitchener the past 18 years. In 1878 he was united in holy matrimony with Theressa Geckel who predeceased him ten years. This union was blessed with one daughter, Mrs. I. K. Roos; two sons, Albert and Harry, all of Kitchener, Ont., who survive; and Daniel, who passed away eight years ago. Bro. Wismer was converted in May, 1932, and became a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. He frequently confessed that he knew his sins were forgiven and that he was saved. In every home he visited he left a testimony for Christ. The last night he lived he prayed most of the night, and continually asked the good Lord to take him home. The funeral was held at the First Mennonite Church on Sept. 7. Text I Cor. 15:49. Ministers, Jesse B. Martin and Oscar Burkholder.

2a\ulnoneGospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 26 - September 27, 1934 - pages 562, 563 
Daniel E. Wismer
 
39434 Daniel Wismer lived there until he died in 1930 at age 90. The family never knew about him growing up, because the family was embarrassed by him; he was shunned by the Mennonite community because he was a violent man who beat his wife.

Facebook - "You Know You're from Kitchener When..." 2013 
Daniel M. Wismer
 
39435 David Ezra Wismer, "was born in 1865. He resides in Michigan and is married but name of wife was not received"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
David Ezra Wismer
 
39436 David S. Wismer, "was born June 3rd, 1823. He was married, September 5th, 1843, to Elizabeth Weber. They resided at Centreville, on the farm now possessed by John Erb. This farm they sold and moved to Blair where he followed farming many years. To them were born seven children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
David S. Wismer
 
39437 David Wismer, "was born June 11th, 1861. On October 1st, 1889, he was married to Esther Shantz. They reside near Blair where he is engaged in farming. To them is born one child named David Elton."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rev. David S. Wismer
 
39438 George Wismer, "was born July 11th, 1876."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Dilman George Wismer
 
39439 Mrs. Bert Holtzhauer - E. Irene Mae Holtzhauer of Nithview Home, New Hamburg, formerly of Kitchener and Roseville, passed away at Grand River Hospital, K-W Health Centre on Tuesday, July 4th, 1995. She was 91. Born in Ayr, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Margaret (Arias) Wismer. Irene was a member of Grace United Church, Roseville, where she had been an Elder, a former Sunday School teacher and a member of the U.C.W. She enjoyed bowling and crocheting as her hobbies. Beloved wife of the late Bert Holtzhauer who predeceased her August 15, 1959. Loving mother of (Betty) Elizabeth Poll of Cambridge, Audrey and her husband Ernie Holm of Owen Sound, La Verne and his wife Brigette of Paradise, California, Rose Marie and her husband Don Wagler of Baden. She is also remembered by Dolores and her husband Randie Hopkins of Tavistock, 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She will also be sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Frances Holtzhauer of Kitchener. Irene was predeceased by three sons, Kenneth, William, Calvin, one daughter Merle Wood, a son-in-law Harold Poll, two brothers, Benjamin and William, and five sisters, Lottie, Margaret, Julia, Addie and Dorothy. Rested at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg. Funeral service was held Thursday at Grace United Church, Roseville, with Pastor Kyle Benger and Pastor Gerald Schwartzentruber (of Nithview Home) officiating. Interment Roseville Cemetery.

The Ayr News Jul 12 1995 pg 14 
Eldred Irene Mae "Irene" Wismer
 
39440 Elizabeth Wismer, "was born April 11th, 1835. She is married to Solomon Albright. They reside in Lincoln County, Ontario, near Jordan. To them were born the following children, namely: Ezra, married to Margaret Moyer, and Jacob."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Wismer
 
39441 Elizabeth Wismer, "was born December 8th, 1782, and died in March 1836. She was married to Jacob Ruth."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Wismer
 
39442 Elizabeth Wismer, "was born January 5th, 1864. She is married to George J. Stueck and has a family of three children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Wismer
 
39443 Elizabeth Wismer, "was born March 13th, 1831. On February 17th, 1846, she was married to William Abra. He was born in England, November 6th, 1815, and died near Blair, July 20th, 1889. Their family consisted of fourteen children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Wismer
 
39444 Elizabeth Wismer, "was born March 28th, 1824. On March 16th, 1847, she was married to Moses B. Snyder who was born March 12th, 1826, and died February 16th, 1868. To them were born nine children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Wismer
 
39445 Elizabeth Wismer, "was married to a Mr. Dodge. They resided in Waterloo County, Ontario, where they both died. They had a family but name of only one son has been received, namely: Joseph Dodge of Plattsville."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Wismer
 
39446 Ella Etta Wismer, "was born in Elmira, Ontario, May 18th, 1874."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Ella Etta Wismer
 
39447 Ellen Wismer, "was born November 2nd, 1869. On March 10th, 1887, she was married to William Cook, a farmer. To them are born two children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Ellen Wismer
 
39448 WISMER, Mr. Elmer B.-- Suddenly at his daughter's residence in Ayr, on Saturday, April 1, 1978, Elmer B. Wismer aged 74 years, of 142 Becker St., Kitchener A member of Olivet United Church. Born in Wilmot Centre, he was a son of the late Rev. Orphen Wismer and the former Sarah Bechtel. Beloved husband of the former Maude Robertson; dear father of Gerald of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Harold (Merdith) Lawrence of Cambridge (P), Mrs. William (Joan) Sherk of Ayr; brother of Jeremiah of New Hamburg, Mrs. Lorne (Ada) Shantz of Baden. Five grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral and committal service in the chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Robert Ross, officiating. Interment Parkview cemetery.


The Kitchener Waterloo Record Newspaper 3 Apr, 1978 
Elmer Bechtel Wismer
 
39449 Emma Wismer, "was born December 22nd, 1866. On March 2nd, 1885, she was married to Levi Cook, a farmer."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Emma Wismer
 
39450 Ermina Isabella Wismer, "born May 30th, 1880."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Ermina Isabella Wismer
 
39451 Ervine Isaiah Wismer, "was born in Marion County, Kansas, July 9th, 1880, and died July 17, 1881."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Ervine Isaiah Wismer
 
39452 Esther Wismer, "was born January 12th, 1790, and died September 2nd, 1881. She was married to John Cressman. The fourth daughter of Joseph and Barbara Wismer, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, January 12th, 1790. In 1818 she came to Canada and settled in Waterloo County. On October 3rd, 1818, she was married to John, son of John and Anna (Showalter)Cressman. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, May 15th, 1795, came to Canada with his parents in 1808 and settled in Waterloo County, a little below Freeport. After their marriage they moved on the farm now possessed by the heirs of the late Jacob Zeller, about one mile south of Breslau. Here they resided until his death which took place June 30th, 1840. After his decease she continued farming until her youngest son, Henry, had attained the age of manhood, then the farm was sold and the mother made her home with her daughter, Barbara, who was married to Samuel Cressman, where she died September 2nd, 1881. Their family consisted of five children"


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

_______________

CRESSMAN - Sept. 2nd, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister Esther Cressman, widow, at the advanced age of 91 years, 7 months and 20 days. During the last nine months she suffered greatly from a fall. Buried the 5th at Cressman's.


Herald of Truth - Volume XVIII, Number 10 - October 1881, Page 173, 174, 179, 180 
Esther Wismer
 
39453 Esther Wismer, "was born June 1st, 1826. She was married to Daniel Shantz who was born March 30th, 1827. She died November 20th, 1881, leaving a family of eight children,"

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

________________________________


SHANTZ. - Nov. 20th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of typhoid fever, Esther, wife of Bro. Daniel Shantz, aged 55 years, 5 month and 19 days. Buried at Schneiders.

Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 2 - January 15, 1882 - page 29,30 
Esther Wismer
 
39454 Was visiting her daughter Barbara at the time of the census. Esther Wismer
 
39455 Hannah Wismer, "was born May 23rd, 1825. She is married to Jesse Penfold, a farmer. They reside near Elora, Ontario, and have a family of eleven children".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Hannah Wismer
 
39456 Henry Wismer, "was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, December 20th, 1789. He was married, April 23rd, 1818, to Hannah Schlichter. She was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, December 18th, 1798, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, June 26th, 1878. They resided near Blair where he was engaged in farming. His death took place February 15th, 1854. Their family consisted of ten children"


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

____________________

A-1-30 Henry Wismer: Letters of Administration to the Estate of Henry Wismer the Elder, formerly of the Township of Waterloo, on Petition granted and issued to his widow Hannah, on proof made that her said husband had died intestate, and on her giving bond to the amount of Two hundred pounds, herself and Amos M. Clemons and Moses Eshleman, both of Waterloo, aforesaid, Yeomen - the Letters being granted and issued the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifty four. Amount of Inventory, Two Hundred and forty three pounds.

Granted and issued the 4th March 1854
Inventory £243/-

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Henry Wismer
 
39457 Henry Wismer, "was born July 10, 1837. On June 23rd, 1860, he was married to Margaret Smith. They reside near Amulree, Perth County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born seven children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Wismer
 
39458 Henry Wismer, "was born March 10th, 1794, and died June 11th, 1876. He was married to Mary Cressman. The sixth child of Joseph and Barbara Wismer, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 10th, 1794, and came to Canada in 1815. He was married to Mary, daughter of Daniel and Esther (Bechtel) Cressman. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, August 17th, 1792, and came to Canada with her parents in 1806. In January, 1816 (a few weeks after their marriage), they moved on their farm three miles south-east of Berlin. This farm is still known as the old 'Wismer Farm' and is at present owned by John Kercher. Here they resided until their deaths. She died July 12th, 1872, and he died June 11, 1876. They had a family of eight children"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Wismer, Sr.
 
39459 Rev. Henry Wismer, "was born March 23rd, 1863. On January 3rd, 1888, he was married to Lucinda Miller. After his marriage he was engaged in farming until 1892 when he entered the ministry of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ body and at present he is stationed on the Markham field of labor. He proved to be successful in the ministry on the Maryborough field of labor which he left in May, 1894, and moved on his present circuit. His family consists of two children, namely: Harold and Russell."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rev. Henry Wismer
 
39460 Harry Wismer, "born in Marion County, Kansas."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry "Harry" Wismer
 
39461 Rev. Henry Wismer, "was born August 21st, 1833. He was married to Hettie Bleam. They resided in Waterloo County, Ontario, for some time, then he disposed of his estate and moved to Kent County, Michigan, where he was engaged in farming for some time. Not finding things as he had expected, he sold his farm and moved to Texas where the climate was not so severe as in the more northern states. Here he resided until his death which took place March 15th, 1885. Some years before he left Canada he was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rev. Henry C. Wismer
 
39462 Henry E. Wismer, "was born near Bridgeport, Ontario, February 18th, 1851. On December 31st, 1871, he was married to Mary Ann, daughter of Hiram and Esther (Erb) Martin. She was born in Elmira, Ontario, February 7th, 1853. In September, 1877, they moved to Marion County, Kansas, where he died August 8th, 1887. On February 28th, 1893, she was married to John Schwindeman who was born in Switzerland, March 21st, 1852, and came to Canada, Kansas, June 15th, 1883."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry E. Wismer
 
39463 Henry Wismer, "was born September 26th, 1889."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry R. Wismer
 
39464 This log house was originally built about 1861 by Joseph Gingrich, later tenants were Samuel Block, Herbert Wismer and Vernon Schierholz. Schierholz made extensive renovation to the house about 1950. Herbert Wismer
 
39465 Herbert Daniel Wismer, "born April 23rd, 1886."


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

_________________________

WISMER, Herbert D., was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Apr. 23, 1886; died at his home in Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 11, 1979; aged 92 y. He was married to Caroline Lehman, who died in 1962. Surviving are 2 sons (Reginald and Harry), one daughter (Mrs. Kathleen Sully), one granddaughter, and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by one daughter (Dorothy). He was a member of Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship (Mennonite), where funeral services were held on Jan. 14, in charge of Darrell D. Jantzi; interment in adjoining cemetery.


GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 72, Number 7 - February 13, 1979, page 150  
Herbert Daniel Wismer
 
39466 Ida May Wismer, "born May 16th, 1882."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Ida May Wismer
 
39467 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac Wismer
 
39468 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
 
39469 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"


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

_______________________________


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.



Elmira Signet 26 Apr 1923 
Isaac Erb Wismer
 
39470 Isaac H. Wismer, "was born in 1848. He is married to Mary Burkholder and resides in Preston, Ontario."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac Henry Wismer
 
39471 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac S. Wismer
 
39472 Isaiah Wismer, "born August 28th, 1870."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaiah Wismer
 
39473 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob Wismer
 
39474 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."


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


Jacob's wife may be Margaret Schwartz. 
Jacob Wismer
 
39475 Jacob Wismer, "was born February 23rd, 1799, and died April 19th, 1871. He was married to Esther Rosenberger."


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

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


Herald of Truth - Volume VIII, Number 6 - June 1871, page 94, 95 
Jacob Wismer
 
39476 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob Wismer
 
39477 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob Wismer
 
39478 DOLSON. Mrs. Jennie

At the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, September 18, 1977, Jennie W. Isiner, of 47 Chalmers St. North, Cambridge (Galt), in her 83rd year. Wife of the late Charles Do!son and dear mother of Roy and Ronald of California, Gladys (Mrs. John Bain) of Caledonia, Ina (Mrs. Ken Buss) of Camlachie, Florence (Mrs. Mulholland) of Galt and Ileane (Mrs. David O'Neal) of London, Ont., 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren, also survive. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. North, Cambridge (Galt). Funeral and committal service at the funeral home, on Wednesday, September 21, at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Mount View cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Sep 1977 pg 33 
Jennie Pearl Wismer
 
39479 Mrs. William Sherk - RR #3, Ayr resident, Joan Viola Sherk, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday, April 2, 1995 while in her 61st year. Mrs. Sherk was born in Kitchener and was the daughter of the late Maud (Robertson) and the late Elmer Wismer. She moved to Ayr in 1964 shortly after her marriage to Bill Sherk. At various times she was employed at John Watson Manufacturing, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Ayr Feed and Supply and was also a member of Knox United Church. In addition to her husband, Bill Sherk, she is survived by her daughter Donna and her husband, Gregg Forte; three grandchildren Gregory, Rose and Mamie Forte, all of Cambridge; and by her sister Merdith and her husband Hank Lawrence of Wroxeter. Mrs. Sherk was also predeceased by her brother Gerald. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 273 Northumberland Street, Ayr on Saturday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. Reverend Fred Hagle of Knox United Church to officiate.

The Ayr News Apr 5 1995 pg 3 
Joan Viola Wismer
 
39480 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Johann Wismer
 
39481 Lived besides his daughter and son Joseph Johann Wismer
 
39482 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
 
39483 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John Wismer
 
39484 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"

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John C. Wismer
 
39485 John Henry Wismer, "was born in Marion County, Kansas, July 7th, 1885."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John Henry Wismer
 
39486 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
 
39487 John Wismer, "was born April 29th, 1859. He was married, May 12th, 1885, to Susannah Gehman."


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

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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


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVI, No. 48 - March 1, 1934, page 1022, 1023 
John S. Wismer
 
39488 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Wismer
 
39489 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Wismer
 
39490 Joseph Wismer, "was born in 1856 and resides at Mar, Bruce County, Ontario, where he is farming. He is married to Sophia Thomas."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Wismer
 
39491 Joseph Wismer, "was born January 25th, 1819. He is void of hearing and speech and resides at Caledonia, Michigan."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Wismer
 
39492 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Cressman Wismer
 
39493 Lived beside his sister`s husband William Abra. Joseph Cressman Wismer
 
39494 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph W. Wismer
 
39495 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Julia Esther Wismer
 
39496 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Laura Helena Wismer
 
39497 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."


Waterloo Region Record November 29, 2008 Jeff Outhit 
Laverne Bell Wismer
 
39498 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Leah Wismer
 
39499 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Levi Wismer
 
39500 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
 
39501 Lillie Wismer, "born in Marion County, Kansas."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Lilly Wismer
 
39502 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
 
39503 Lydia Wismer, "was born May 2nd, 1833. On October 5th, 1852, she was married to Joseph C. Bowman."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Lydia Wismer
 
39504 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Lydia Wismer
 
39505 Lydia Ann Wismer, "was born in 1845. She is married to James Wright. They reside at Molesworth, Perth County, Ontario."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Lydia Ann Wismer
 
39506 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
 
39507 Mary Wismer, "was born December 25th, 1801, and died December 31st, 1889. She was married to George Knipe."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Wismer
 
39508 Mary Wismer, "was born June 12th, 1831. On June 21st, 1877, she was married to Abraham Cressman."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Wismer
 
39509 Mary Wismer, "was born June 21st, 1821. She was married to Amos M. Clemens and died February 25th, 1875"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Wismer
 
39510 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 35 - September 4, 1962 pages 790, 791 
Mary Wismer
 
39511 Mary Ann Wismer, "was born in 1844. She was married to Isaac Oberholtzer."


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

____________________


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.

Gospel Herald -Vol. XVIII, No. 50 - March 11, 1926, pages 1038, 1039. 
Mary Ann Wismer
 
39512 Malinda Jane Wismer, "born June 26th, 1872."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Melinda Jane Wismer
 
39513 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 Newspaper 11 Sep 1995 pg A5 
Merdith Elma Wismer
 
39514 Moses Alexander Wismer, "born May 22nd, 1877."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Moses Alexander Wismer
 
39515 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"


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

__________________________

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
 
39516 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.

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nancy Wismer
 
39517 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.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Aug 1969 
Nancy Wismer
 
39518 Nancy Wismer, "Was born in 1857. She is married to John Sherk and resides at Brown City, Michigan."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nancy Hannah Wismer
 
39519 Nelson Alby Wismer, "born March 12th, 1874."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nelson Alby Wismer
 
39520 Noah Alexander Wismer, "was born in Marion County, Kansas, April 28th, 1879, and died September 18th, 1879."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Noah Alexander Wismer
 
39521 Noah E. Wismer, "was born December 29th, 1844, and died April 9th, 1867. He was unmarried."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Noah E. Wismer
 
39522 Norman Granson Wismer, "born January 7th, 1876."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Norman Granson Wismer
 
39523 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 Oral Wismer
 
39524 Orphan Henry Wismer, "born August 30th, 1869."


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

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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.


Gospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 47 - November 20, 1951-page 1133, 1134 
Rev. Orphen Henry Wismer
 
39525 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
 
39526 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
 
39527 Sarah Jane Wismer, "born July 1, 1871."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Jane "Jane" Wismer
 
39528 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"


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

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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)


Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project  
Susannah Wismer
 
39529 We regret to record the death of Mrs. Wm. Ariss, who died on Friday afternoon last, as the result of a paralytic stroke with which she was seized on the previous Wednesday morning. She was just recovering from a serious attack of heart disease. Hence no hope was held out for her recovery. Thus suddenly ended a busy life spent in the loving care of her family Funeral too place on Wednesday.

Newspaper unknown 
Susannah Wismer
 
39530 Lived with John Diller. David Wissler
 
39531 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Wissler
 
39532 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Ezra Wissler
 
39533 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
 
39534 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.


Christian Guardian 28 Jul 1852 pg 167 
Frank Wissler
 
39535 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Wissler
 
39536 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob Wissler
 
39537 Lived with John Roat John Wissler
 
39538 In the three years, from the spring of 1842 to 1845, the enterprise of Charles Allan and his partners had given Elora a good start, but no sooner was their business established than a formidable rival appeared in Sem Wissler, the founder of Salem, a village not more than a mile distant from Elora.

Sem Wissler was born in Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on the 21st of March, 1819. He was the youngest in the family of Jacob Wissler and his wile Anna Eby; and a descendant of a Jacob Wissler and his wife who emigrated from Switzerland and settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1720 Sem Wissler's father, Jacob Wissler, was one of the many Germans from Pennsylvania, who, during the first few years of the 19th Century bought land in Waterloo County, 'Ontario. Between 1802 and 1805 Jacob Wissler bought over 7000 acres in the Township of Waterloo, but although many years later he sent several of his family to Canada, he remained in Pennsylvania, where he lived all his life on the same farm. With the exception of two farms, he gradually sold all the land he had bought in Canada at a handsome profit.

In 1834 the father gave the two farms, which he had reserved, to his son John who had learned the business of a tanner. John Wissler came to Waterloo township in 1834 and on the west bank of the Grand River, about two miles north from the village of Bridgeport he built a tannery long known as Eagle Tannery, and subsequently built a large brick dwelling for himself and a number of homes for his workmen. Here he carried on a large and profitable business, having, besides Eagle Tannery, a store, saddler shops, shoe shop, and farm.

In 1837 his brother Levi came from Pennyslvania and entered into partnership with him, remaining four years. On the 24th of August 1839 Sem Wissler came to Eagle Tannery and worked for his brothers until 1841. His father was anxious that he should return home and take the homestead but he preferred to remain in Canada. On the 4th of May, 1841, he received $2,650 from his father and bought the interest of his brother Levi in the business at Eagle Tannery. Levi then returned to Pennsylvania and received the old homestead from his father. In 1845 a sister, Mary, and her husband Levi Erb, came to Canada and Mr. Erb, being a currier by trade, was at once taken into the firm.

In 1841 Jane Robertson, a Scotch lassie of fourteen years of age, came to Eagle Tannery to nurse John Wissler's children, and being clever and pretty, with fair hair and rosy cheeks she at once became a great favorite with John Wissler and his wife. Jane Robertson was a daughter of John Robertson and his wife Janet Harvey and was born on October 15th, 1826, at Largie, in the parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. About 1830 her father died, leaving her mother and three children. In the spring of 1837 her mother married James Sims and they all sailed for Canada. The following winter was spent at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Arthur Walker, on their farm, lot 12, on the 16th concession of Upper Nichol, which is on the Owen Sound Road, north of Fergus. In the spring of 1838 they moved to Galt and in the fall of that year Mr. Sims took up a farm near Hawkesville. After this Jane Robertson lived partly at home, sometimes with Mrs. Arthur Walker and sometimes with the Rev. Alex. Gardiner, minister of St. Andrew's Church in Fergus, who had been appointed her guardian by the Court, in Scotland. But in 1841 the Rev. Alex. Gardiner died and Jane Robertson went to Eagle Tannery to nurse John Wissler's children.

The reader may ask, what has all this to do with Salem? And yet it will be seen that had there been no Jane Robertson, if she had not had her aunt to visit, and if her aunt, Mrs. Arthur Walker, had not lived north of Fergus, the chances are that there would have been no Salem.

Sem Wissler and Jane Robertson were married on the 6th of August, 1843 and after that when Mrs. Wissler visited her aunt, Mrs. Arthur Walker, she was accompanied by her husband. On his different trips through Bon accord Sem Wissler saw several opportunities for developing the water power on the Irvine River and with that keen eye tor business which always distinguished him he saw that in the south west end of Mr. Keith's farm with. its waiter power and timber, money could be made. For in the neighborhood of Eagle tannery tan bark was becoming scarce and the firm was beginning to look for a suitable place in which to start a new tannery.

On the 28th of October 1844 Sem Wissler brought his brother John to look over the situation. Evidently John Wissler was favorably impressed with what he saw for that same day he wrote offering to buy lot number 16 and the west half of lot 17, on the 11th concession of Upper Nichol for $700.

In his reply Jasper T. Gilkison wrote on the 31st of October: "I am-not very anxious to dispose of these lots of land, but as I understand it is your intention to improve them and erect a tannery, and as I am desirous of promoting the prosperity of the township I will therefore sell you 100 acres in lot 16, and 58 acres in lot 17, for 25 shillings ($5.00) per acre; 100 pounds to be paid down and the remainder, 97 pounds 10 shillings, in two equal payments at 12 and 18 months," - which offer was accepted.

Sem Wissler then completed an arrangement he had made with Mr. Keith (see page 86) and exchanged on terms that were mutually advantageous, the north east half of lot 16 for the south west half of lot 15, arid on this the principal part of Salem now stands. He then hired Robert Barkwell and James Longman to clear part of the land, which was then a dense and unbroken forest, and to erect a log shanty with a hemlock bark roof for himself and family.

On a bright summer morning, the 9th of June, 1845, Sem Wissler with his wife and child, now Mr. J. R. Wissler, who was then nine months old, moved to the Township of Nichol and took up their residence in the log shanty prepared for them, and Mr. Wissler called his place Salem. For sixteen months they lived in this log house which was situated on the same site as he afterwards built his stone residence, and which is now owned by his son, Henry Wissler. For a cellar Mrs. Wissler used that small cave in the limestone rock which is a little east of the smaller bridge now crossing the Irvine.

During the first season he built the dam, the flume, the saw-mill, and part of the tannery. In 1846 the tannery, which was a building 40 feet by 120 feet with basement of stone and upper storey and attic of frame, was completed, part of this large building was fitted up for a dwelling, part was used as a store another part for a shoe shop, and the rest for a tannery; and in the mechanical construction of his buildings, water wheels and other machinery, his principal adviser and assistant was John Keith, from whom he had purchased the land and waterpower.

From the very commencement there was a great trade done in Salem, The tannery and saw mill were worked to their utmost capacity, the general store did a large business and in the shoe shop from fifteen to twenty shoemakers were constantly employed.

Mr. Wissler had great business ability; he successfully managed his large business with little apparent effort, and as is the case with all strong characters he made no fuss about it, but did it quietly.

Such was the beginning of Salem.

The Early History of Elora, Ontario and Vicinity / John Robert Connon; Elora, 1906


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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"


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

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John was the sixth of ten children born on the old Groff homestead, on the west bank of Middle Creek. He attended the local school, and in his youth, he apprenticed as a tanner.

In 1834 he went to Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where his father had bought a great deal of land. John opened the "Eagle Tannery" and a general store.

The following year, on December 22, 1835, John married Hannah Heiser. They had eight children.

They were joined in Waterloo by three of the Wissler siblings who partnered in the tannery and other very successful business ventures.

In 1857, however, after recovering from a serious illness, John sold his interest in the partnership and moved his family to Virginia. There he bought Columbia Furnace from his niece's husband, Samuel B. Myers.

When the Civil War broke out, John was counseled by his nephew that he, as a Northerner and a Republican, must flee. John departed at midnight with his wife and young children, driving to Winchester and then taking a train to Canada. Later, John and his family returned to Lancaster Co. and lived with his sister, Catherine.

After the close of the war, the family returned to Columbia Furnace where John, working with his sons, repaired the damages and was able to take full advantage of a period of great commercial prosperity.

By 1870, John's health again failed. He was buried on in a small cemetery that he had laid out on the east bank of Stony Creek, overlooking the Furnace. He was a member of the Universalist Church.

Source: The Wissler family record, being a brief account of Andrew Wissler's branch of the Wissler family in the United States of America and Canada, by Henry Wissler, 1904.


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The Bridges of Bridgeport - never a bestselling novel or top-grossing movie but still a good story.

Sitting on a brick pillar near the west end of the current bridge is a Region of Waterloo signboard with that story, full of historical details and illustrations. Even though cars and trucks rumble around the nearby roundabout at Bridge and Lancaster, a visit to the General's Green parkette provides a bit of calm while you read the background to the Bridges of Bridgeport.

Imagine no bridge at Bridgeport! You would then have to travel six kilometres north to Conestogo or an equal distance downstream to Breslau to simply cross the Grand River. In a modern vehicle that would be annoyance enough, but for the earliest settlers in the area, the Grand would have created a liquid wall. John Wissler was one of those early settlers, arriving from Pennsylvania's Lancaster County around 1830. Modifying the flow of the Grand on the east shore to create a mill race and an island, he erected a small tannery. To access it from the west bank, he built a wire suspension foot bridge. That didn't last long, and by 1847, two sturdier wooden structures joined west shore to east shore with the island in the middle. The semi-permanent status of the bridge meant that the two small villages facing each other across the Grand (Jacob Shoemaker's Glasgow/Lancaster on the west side and John Tyson's Bridgeport on the east shore) could come together in 1856 as a single community......


Almost-annual spring floods damaged these wooden spans during the rest of the 19th century and regular bridge repairs were part of the village life cycle. Tiring of the recurring remedial work, and realizing that traffic was increasing in amount and weight, the County of Waterloo acted. Hamilton Bridge Works erected a two-span, steel truss bridge connecting the west bank to Wissler's old island plus a smaller pony truss structure to cross the high-water channel (also known as the Cove) from the island to the east shore. While these 1897 steel bridges did survive some severe floods, especially that of 1912, it was obvious that as 20th-century truck traffic increased so did wear and tear....


mills, r. (2018). Flash from the Past: . TheRecord.com. Retrieved 31 August 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8868671-flash-from-the-past-/

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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 Eby Wissler
 
39539 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 Eby Wissler
 
39540 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John Robertson Wissler
 
39541 In the three years, from the spring of 1842 to 1845, the enterprise of Charles Allan and his partners had given Elora a good start, but no sooner was their business established than a formidable rival appeared in Sem Wissler, the founder of Salem, a village not more than a mile distant from Elora.

Sem Wissler was born in Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on the 21st of March, 1819. He was the youngest in the family of Jacob Wissler and his wile Anna Eby; and a descendant of a Jacob Wissler and his wife who emigrated from Switzerland and settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1720 Sem Wissler's father, Jacob Wissler, was one of the many Germans from Pennsylvania, who, during the first few years of the 19th Century bought land in Waterloo County, 'Ontario. Between 1802 and 1805 Jacob Wissler bought over 7000 acres in the Township of Waterloo, but although many years later he sent several of his family to Canada, he remained in Pennsylvania, where he lived all his life on the same farm. With the exception of two farms, he gradually sold all the land he had bought in Canada at a handsome profit.

In 1834 the father gave the two farms, which he had reserved, to his son John who had learned the business of a tanner. John Wissler came to Waterloo township in 1834 and on the west bank of the Grand River, about two miles north from the village of Bridgeport he built a tannery long known as Eagle Tannery, and subsequently built a large brick dwelling for himself and a number of homes for his workmen. Here he carried on a large and profitable business, having, besides Eagle Tannery, a store, saddler shops, shoe shop, and farm.

In 1837 his brother Levi came from Pennyslvania and entered into partnership with him, remaining four years. On the 24th of August 1839 Sem Wissler came to Eagle Tannery and worked for his brothers until 1841. His father was anxious that he should return home and take the homestead but he preferred to remain in Canada. On the 4th of May, 1841, he received $2,650 from his father and bought the interest of his brother Levi in the business at Eagle Tannery. Levi then returned to Pennsylvania and received the old homestead from his father. In 1845 a sister, Mary, and her husband Levi Erb, came to Canada and Mr. Erb, being a currier by trade, was at once taken into the firm.

In 1841 Jane Robertson, a Scotch lassie of fourteen years of age, came to Eagle Tannery to nurse John Wissler's children, and being clever and pretty, with fair hair and rosy cheeks she at once became a great favorite with John Wissler and his wife. Jane Robertson was a daughter of John Robertson and his wife Janet Harvey and was born on October 15th, 1826, at Largie, in the parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. About 1830 her father died, leaving her mother and three children. In the spring of 1837 her mother married James Sims and they all sailed for Canada. The following winter was spent at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Arthur Walker, on their farm, lot 12, on the 16th concession of Upper Nichol, which is on the Owen Sound Road, north of Fergus. In the spring of 1838 they moved to Galt and in the fall of that year Mr. Sims took up a farm near Hawkesville. After this Jane Robertson lived partly at home, sometimes with Mrs. Arthur Walker and sometimes with the Rev. Alex. Gardiner, minister of St. Andrew's Church in Fergus, who had been appointed her guardian by the Court, in Scotland. But in 1841 the Rev. Alex. Gardiner died and Jane Robertson went to Eagle Tannery to nurse John Wissler's children.

The reader may ask, what has all this to do with Salem? And yet it will be seen that had there been no Jane .Robertson, if she had not had her aunt to visit, and if her aunt, Mrs. Arthur Walker, had not lived north of Fergus, the chances are that there would have been no Salem.

Sem Wissler and Jane Robertson were married on the 6th of August, 1843 and after that when Mrs. Wissler visited her aunt, Mrs. Arthur Walker, she was accompanied by her husband. On his different trips through Bon accord Sem Wissler saw several opportunities for developing the water power on the Irvine River and with that keen eye tor business which always distinguished him he saw that in the south west end of Mr. Keith's farm with. its waiter power and timber, money could be made. For in the neighborhood of Eagle tannery tan bark was becoming scarce and the firm was beginning to look for a suitable place in which to start a new tannery.

On the 28th of October 1844 Sem Wissler brought his brother John to look over the situation. Evidently John Wissler was favorably impressed with what he saw for that same day he wrote offering to buy lot number 16 and the west half of lot 17, on the 11th concession of Upper Nichol for $700.

In his reply Jasper T. Gilkison wrote on the 31st of October: "I am-not very anxious to dispose of these lots of land, but as I understand it is your intention to improve them and erect a tannery, and as I am desirous of promoting the prosperity of the township I will therefore sell you 100 acres in lot 16, and 58 acres in lot 17, for 25 shillings ($5.00) per acre; 100 pounds to be paid down and the remainder, 97 pounds 10 shillings, in two equal payments at 12 and 18 months," - which offer was accepted.

Sem Wissler then completed an arrangement he had made with Mr. Keith (see page 86) and exchanged on terms that were mutually advantageous, the north east half of lot 16 for the south west half of lot 15, arid on this the principal part of Salem now stands. He then hired Robert Barkwell and James Longman to clear part of the land, which was then a dense and unbroken forest, and to erect a log shanty with a hemlock bark roof for himself and family.

On a bright summer morning, the 9th of June, 1845, Sem Wissler with his wife and child, now Mr. J. R. Wissler, who was then nine months old, moved to the Township of Nichol and took up their residence in the log shanty prepared for them, and Mr. Wissler called his place Salem. For sixteen months they lived in this log house which was situated on the same site as he afterwards built his stone residence, and which is now owned by his son, Henry Wissler. For a cellar Mrs. Wissler used that small cave in the limestone rock which is a little east of the smaller bridge now crossing the Irvine.

During the first season he built the dam, the flume, the saw-mill, and part of the tannery. In 1846 the tannery, which was a building 40 feet by 120 feet with basement of stone and upper storey and attic of frame, was completed, part of this large building was fitted up for a dwelling, part was used as a store another part for a shoe shop, and the rest for a tannery; and in the mechanical construction of his buildings, water wheels and other machinery, his principal adviser and assistant was John Keith, from whom he had purchased the land and waterpower.

From the very commencement there was a great trade done in Salem, The tannery and saw mill were worked to their utmost capacity, the general store did a large business and in the shoe shop from fifteen to twenty shoemakers were constantly employed.

Mr. Wissler had great business ability; he successfully managed his large business with little apparent effort, and as is the case with all strong characters he made no fuss about it, but did it quietly.

Such was the beginning of Salem.

The Early History of Elora, Ontario and Vicinity / John Robert Connon; Elora, 1906
 
Levi Wissler
 
39542 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Levi Erb Wissler
 
39543 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Ann Wissler
 
39544 In the three years, from the spring of 1842 to 1845, the enterprise of Charles Allan and his partners had given Elora a good start, but no sooner was their business established than a formidable rival appeared in Sem Wissler, the founder of Salem, a village not more than a mile distant from Elora.

Sem Wissler was born in Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on the 21st of March, 1819. He was the youngest in the family of Jacob Wissler and his wile Anna Eby; and a descendant of a Jacob Wissler and his wife who emigrated from Switzerland and settled in Pennsylvania in the year 1720 Sem Wissler's father, Jacob Wissler, was one of the many Germans from Pennsylvania, who, during the first few years of the 19th Century bought land in Waterloo County, 'Ontario. Between 1802 and 1805 Jacob Wissler bought over 7000 acres in the Township of Waterloo, but although many years later he sent several of his family to Canada, he remained in Pennsylvania, where he lived all his life on the same farm. With the exception of two farms, he gradually sold all the land he had bought in Canada at a handsome profit.

In 1834 the father gave the two farms, which he had reserved, to his son John who had learned the business of a tanner. John Wissler came to Waterloo township in 1834 and on the west bank of the Grand River, about two miles north from the village of Bridgeport he built a tannery long known as Eagle Tannery, and subsequently built a large brick dwelling for himself and a number of homes for his workmen. Here he carried on a large and profitable business, having, besides Eagle Tannery, a store, saddler shops, shoe shop, and farm.

In 1837 his brother Levi came from Pennyslvania and entered into partnership with him, remaining four years. On the 24th of August 1839 Sem Wissler came to Eagle Tannery and worked for his brothers until 1841. His father was anxious that he should return home and take the homestead but he preferred to remain in Canada. On the 4th of May, 1841, he received $2,650 from his father and bought the interest of his brother Levi in the business at Eagle Tannery. Levi then returned to Pennsylvania and received the old homestead from his father. In 1845 a sister, Mary, and her husband Levi Erb, came to Canada and Mr. Erb, being a currier by trade, was at once taken into the firm.

In 1841 Jane Robertson, a Scotch lassie of fourteen years of age, came to Eagle Tannery to nurse John Wissler's children, and being clever and pretty, with fair hair and rosy cheeks she at once became a great favorite with John Wissler and his wife. Jane Robertson was a daughter of John Robertson and his wife Janet Harvey and was born on October 15th, 1826, at Largie, in the parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. About 1830 her father died, leaving her mother and three children. In the spring of 1837 her mother married James Sims and they all sailed for Canada. The following winter was spent at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Arthur Walker, on their farm, lot 12, on the 16th concession of Upper Nichol, which is on the Owen Sound Road, north of Fergus. In the spring of 1838 they moved to Galt and in the fall of that year Mr. Sims took up a farm near Hawkesville. After this Jane Robertson lived partly at home, sometimes with Mrs. Arthur Walker and sometimes with the Rev. Alex. Gardiner, minister of St. Andrew's Church in Fergus, who had been appointed her guardian by the Court, in Scotland. But in 1841 the Rev. Alex. Gardiner died and Jane Robertson went to Eagle Tannery to nurse John Wissler's children.

The reader may ask, what has all this to do with Salem? And yet it will be seen that had there been no Jane .Robertson, if she had not had her aunt to visit, and if her aunt, Mrs. Arthur Walker, had not lived north of Fergus, the chances are that there would have been no Salem.

Sem Wissler and Jane Robertson were married on the 6th of August, 1843 and after that when Mrs. Wissler visited her aunt, Mrs. Arthur Walker, she was accompanied by her husband. On his different trips through Bon accord Sem Wissler saw several opportunities for developing the water power on the Irvine River and with that keen eye tor business which always distinguished him he saw that in the south west end of Mr. Keith's farm with. its waiter power and timber, money could be made. For in the neighborhood of Eagle tannery tan bark was becoming scarce and the firm was beginning to look for a suitable place in which to start a new tannery.

On the 28th of October 1844 Sem Wissler brought his brother John to look over the situation. Evidently John Wissler was favorably impressed with what he saw for that same day he wrote offering to buy lot number 16 and the west half of lot 17, on the 11th concession of Upper Nichol for $700.

In his reply Jasper T. Gilkison wrote on the 31st of October: "I am-not very anxious to dispose of these lots of land, but as I understand it is your intention to improve them and erect a tannery, and as I am desirous of promoting the prosperity of the township I will therefore sell you 100 acres in lot 16, and 58 acres in lot 17, for 25 shillings ($5.00) per acre; 100 pounds to be paid down and the remainder, 97 pounds 10 shillings, in two equal payments at 12 and 18 months," - which offer was accepted.

Sem Wissler then completed an arrangement he had made with Mr. Keith (see page 86) and exchanged on terms that were mutually advantageous, the north east half of lot 16 for the south west half of lot 15, arid on this the principal part of Salem now stands. He then hired Robert Barkwell and James Longman to clear part of the land, which was then a dense and unbroken forest, and to erect a log shanty with a hemlock bark roof for himself and family.

On a bright summer morning, the 9th of June, 1845, Sem Wissler with his wife and child, now Mr. J. R. Wissler, who was then nine months old, moved to the Township of Nichol and took up their residence in the log shanty prepared for them, and Mr. Wissler called his place Salem. For sixteen months they lived in this log house which was situated on the same site as he afterwards built his stone residence, and which is now owned by his son, Henry Wissler. For a cellar Mrs. Wissler used that small cave in the limestone rock which is a little east of the smaller bridge now crossing the Irvine.

During the first season he built the dam, the flume, the saw-mill, and part of the tannery. In 1846 the tannery, which was a building 40 feet by 120 feet with basement of stone and upper storey and attic of frame, was completed, part of this large building was fitted up for a dwelling, part was used as a store another part for a shoe shop, and the rest for a tannery; and in the mechanical construction of his buildings, water wheels and other machinery, his principal adviser and assistant was John Keith, from whom he had purchased the land and waterpower.

From the very commencement there was a great trade done in Salem, The tannery and saw mill were worked to their utmost capacity, the general store did a large business and in the shoe shop from fifteen to twenty shoemakers were constantly employed.

Mr. Wissler had great business ability; he successfully managed his large business with little apparent effort, and as is the case with all strong characters he made no fuss about it, but did it quietly.

Such was the beginning of Salem.

The Early History of Elora, Ontario and Vicinity / John Robert Connon; Elora, 1906

____________________________________

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"


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

______________________ 
Sem Wissler
 
39545 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.


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sem Wissler
 
39546 1871 - George Withe is in same household as Thomas Field. George Withe
 
39547 1871 - James Witing is staying with Christian Rick. James Witing
 
39548 Aaron Witmer, "died in infancy."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Aaron Witmer
 
39549 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].
 
Aaron S. Witmer
 
39550 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
 
39551 Abner Witmer, "not known where he is. Was unmarried when last leard of him."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abner M. R. Witmer
 
39552 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rev Abraham Witmer
 
39553 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Witmer
 
39554 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Witmer
 
39555 Witmer, Abraham - 8. (2018). Waterloo.pastperfectonline.com. Retrieved 15 May 2018, from http://waterloo.pastperfectonline.com/byperson?keyword=Witmer%2C+Abraham Abraham Witmer
 
39556 Abraham Witmer, "was married to Matilda Fisher and resides in Hespeler, Ontario. They have no family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham D. Witmer
 
39557 Abraham Witmer, "nothing heard from him."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Miller Witmer
 
39558 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham R. Witmer
 
39559 Tombstone Reads 7 Jan 2007 Albert Edward Witmer
 
39560 Alexandria Delena Witmer, "was born in Breslau, August 29th, 1879."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Alexandria Delena Witmer
 
39561 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Amos M. Witmer
 
39562 Anna Witmer "was born August 27th, 1831, and died, unmarried, June 4th, 1878."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Anna Witmer
 
39563 Annie Witmer, "is married to David Holm. They reside at Kingsmills, Michigan, where he is engaged in the mercantile business."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Annie Witmer
 
39564 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Barbara Witmer
 
39565 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


The Waterloo Region Record 23 Apr 2012 
Beatrice Marie Witmer
 
39566 Benjamin Witmer, "is married to Susannah Cober. They reside in Wananosh Township, Huron County, Ontario, where he is farming."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Benjamin Witmer
 
39567 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.

The Record Nov 4 1998 pg B6 
Beulah Mae Witmer
 
39568 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
 
39569 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Caroline Witmer
 
39570 Catherine Witmer, "died, aged about 16 years."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catherine Witmer
 
39571 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Catherine Witmer
 
39572 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)."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Christian Witmer
 
39573 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Christian Witmer
 
39574 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."

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

____________________


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.

Herald of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 4 - February 14, 1885 pages 62 and 63 
Christian Witmer
 
39575 Christian Witmer, "died, unmarried, some years ago."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Christian M. Witmer
 
39576 Christina Witmer, "was born September 27th, 1846. She resides in Hespeler where she is engaged in dressmaking."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Christina Witmer
 
39577 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
David Witmer
 
39578 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rev. David Witmer
 
39579 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."


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

_____________________

David 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.

Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
David Henry Witmer
 
39580 David Witmer, "was married to Hannah Shantz. They resided in Plattsville, Ontario where she died. He is a sawyer and dealer in lumber."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
David Wanner Witmer
 
39581 Cardilla Dianah Witmer, "was born in Breslau, August 10th, 1876."

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

____________________

Mrs. Albert Reidlinger

PRESTON, Mrs. Albert A. Heidlinger, 532 Guelph St, died in St. Mary's Hospital, Sunday. She was 78. Mrs. Heidlinger had been in poor health for three years and was in hospital four weeks. The former Diana Matilda Witmer, she was born in Breslau, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Witmer. She married Albert August Heidlinger in 1903 and came to Preston, 51 years ago. She attended St. Peter's Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid. Survivors include her husband and a sister, Mrs. John Bettke, Preston. Funeral will be from the Stager-Pass Funeral Home, February 23, at 2:10 p.m., with burial in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Feb 1955 pg 5 
Dianna Centilia Witmer
 
39582 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Dilman Witmer
 
39583 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 Cemetery

Gospel Herald - Vol. LIII, Number 47 - December 6, 1960, Page 1054 1055 
Edmund B. Witmer
 
39584 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.

"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
 
39585 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"


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

____________________

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.


Elmira Signet Newspaper 1 Aug 1901
 
Elias Witmer
 
39586 Eliza Witmer, "was born August 6th, 1843, and died, unmarried, July 23rd, 1888."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Witmer
 
39587 Elizabeth Witmer, "died, unmarried, aged about thirty years."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Witmer
 
39588 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Witmer
 
39589 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth Witmer
 
39590 Eliza Witmer, "was born August 6th, 1843, and died, unmarried, July 23rd, 1888."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Elizabeth "Eliza" Witmer
 
39591 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Ellen Witmer
 
39592 Elmer Weston Witmer died peacefully at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Thursday, October 27, 2005, age 71. Devoted husband and best friend of the late Monica Witmer (July 4, 2004). Loving father of Denise Witmer (Paul Panagapka), Danny (Christine) Witmer, Debbie (Mike) Gordon and Dana (Rob) Waters. Fun loving and cherished grandpa of Lacey and Christine McAllister, Isaac Panagapka, Tyler and Brittany Witmer, Cameron and Nicole Gordon and Mitch and Brody Waters. Elmer will be greatly missed by his mother Edna Witmer and by his brothers and sisters Darcy (Donna) Witmer, Ross (Evelyn) Witmer, Lynne (late Frank) Hoffman, and by Joe (Liz) Witmer. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Lincoln Witmer. Elmer was the owner of Witmer's Garage in St. Jacobs for over 36 years. His optimism and friendly smile warmed many hearts. Friends are invited, to share their memories of Elmer with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Sunday, October 30, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A morning prayer service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, October 31, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael's RC Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Malone as celebrant. The parish prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. Interment in Parkview Cemetery. In Elmer's memory, donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or Cancer Research and can be arranged through the funeral home. Elmer Weston Witmer
 
39593

 
Emanuel Witmer
 
39594 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Emanuel Witmer
 
39595 Ephraim Witmer, "was born June 29th, 1860. He is married and resides at Mackinaw, Michigan. No family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Ephraim Witmer
 
39596 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Esther Witmer
 
39597 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.

The Record Feb 25 2006 
Ethel Amanda Witmer
 
39598 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.

1aGospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 43 - January 25, 1917 - page 790, 791, 792 
Gordon Levi Witmer
 
39599 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Hannah Witmer
 
39600 Hannah Witmer, "was married to Rev. William Bergey. She died while they were stationed on a circuit in Michigan, U.S."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Hannah Witmer
 
39601 Henry W. Witmer, "was born September 7th, 1858, and died, unmarried, January 9th, 1872."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Witmer
 
39602 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Witmer
 
39603 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.


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

__________________________________


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.


Herald of Truth Vol. XXX, No. 19, October 1, 1893 - Page 310, 311 
Henry Witmer
 
39604 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry Witmer
 
39605 Henry Witmer, "was married to Dianah Moyer. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, and have a family but names of children were not received"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry D. Witmer
 
39606 Henry W. Witmer, "was born September 7th, 1858, and died, unmarried, January 9th, 1872."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Henry W. Witmer
 
39607 Isaac Witmer, "is married to Leah Bear. They reside in Wilmot Township, near Huron Road. He is a farmer."


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

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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.


Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 48 - February 28, 1929 - page 1005, 1006, 1007 
Isaac Witmer
 
39608 Isaac Witmer, "was accidentally drowned when young."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaac Witmer
 
39609 Isaiah Witmer, "was born July 26th, 1869. He is married to Lovina Getman and resides near Maplewood P. O., Oxford County, Ontario. No family."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Isaiah Witmer
 
39610 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 49 - December 5, 1950 --- page 1205, 1206 
Deacon Isaiah B. Witmer
 
39611 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob Witmer
 
39612 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".


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Jacob S. Witmer
 
39613 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.

Gospel HeralD - Volume IX, Number 29 - October 19, 1916 - 543, 544 
Jesse Andrew Witmer
 
39614 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.


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John Witmer
 
39615 John Witmer, "the eldest, died, unmarried, aged about 21 years." John Witmer, "died, single, aged about 20 years."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John Witmer
 
39616 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
 
39617 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
John R. Witmer
 
39618 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.

Gospel Herald - March 15, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.11 - page 246, 247 
Rev. John Wesley Witmer
 
39619 Joseph Witmer, "is unmarried and resides at Kingsmill, Michigan. He has his home with his sister, Annie."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Witmer
 
39620 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."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph Witmer
 
39621 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Joseph R. Witmer
 
39622 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
 
39623 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.


Waterloo Region Record 5 Apr 2008 
June Frances Witmer
 
39624 Leah Witmer, "was married to Reuben Strickler, a farmer, and resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Leah Witmer
 
39625 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.

THE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Nov. 27, 2007 
Leonard Stanley Witmer
 
39626 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.

Gospel HeralD - Volume 72, Number 3 - January 16, 1979 - page 46 
Leslie David Witmer
 
39627 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."


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

_________________


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


Gospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 9 - June 1, 1916 - pages 158,159 
Levi R. Witmer
 
39628 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
 
39629 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
 
39630 Magdalena Witmer, "was born June 1st, 1842. She is unmarried and resides in Hespeler with her sister, Christina."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Magdalena Witmer
 
39631 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Martin Witmer
 
39632 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Martin Witmer
 
39633 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Witmer
 
39634 Polly Witmer, "is married to Edward Graybill. They reside in Howick Township, Huron County, where he is engaged in farming."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Witmer
 
39635 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Mary Adaline Witmer
 
39636 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.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 33 - November 11, 1943, page 687 
Mary Ann Witmer
 
39637 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
 
39638 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 81, Number 5 - February 2, 1988, page 84, 86 
Minnie Amelia Witmer
 
39639 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XI, Number 46 - February 13, 1919 - page 831, 832 
Morgan Ray Witmer
 
39640 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Moses Witmer
 
39641 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nancy Witmer
 
39642 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nancy Witmer
 
39643 Nancy Witmer, "was married to John Oberholtzer. They resided near Hespeler, Ontario."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nancy Witmer
 
39644 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Nancy Ann Witmer
 
39645 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Pamela Jackson Witmer
 
39646 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Rachel Witmer
 
39647 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.com

Waterloo Region Record 30 Apr 2015 
Ralph Laurel Witmer
 
39648 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 25 - June 27, 1967--Pages 582-83 
Rebecca Witmer
 
39649 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sallie Witmer
 
39650 Samuel Witmer, "died, single, at Washington, Oxford County, Ontario."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Samuel Witmer
 
39651 Samuel Witmer, "was a carpenter by trade. He was married to Sarah Rife and resided in Hespeler where he died some time ago."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Samuel Witmer
 
39652 Sarah Witmer, "was married to a Mr. Dowling. She, at the time of her death, left one son named Arthur."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Sarah Witmer
 
39653 Sarah Witmer, "was married to Amos Wildfong, a farmer. They resided at Strasburg, Ontario, where she died some years ago."


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

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In Waterloo, on the 1st Dec., Sarah, wife of Mr. Amos Wildfong, aged 33 years.

Galt Reporter Dec 5 1884 pg 8 
Sarah Witmer
 
39654 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.

Gospel Herald Volume 84, Number 30 July 23, 1991 - page 15. 
Stella Viola Witmer
 
39655 Susannah Witmer, "is married to John Elliot, a farmer. They reside at Waldemar, Ontario, and have five children but the names were not received"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Witmer
 
39656 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.


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

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Mrs. 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.


Obituary - Kitchener Daily Record, August 30, 1930 
Susannah Witmer
 
39657 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"


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Witmer
 
39658 Susannah Witmer, "was married to David Bear, a farmer. They resided in Colborne Township, Huron County, Ontario, where she died."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Witmer
 
39659 Susannah Catharine Witmer, "was born in Breslau, March 4th, 1872."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Susannah Catharine "Susie" Witmer
 
39660 Knechtel Sussanna Leah (Susie) - At Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, Susie Knechtel (nee Witmer) age 93 years. Mrs. Knechtel was an active member of Mannheim Mennonite Church, the Sunday School and the WMS of the Church. Predeceased by her parents; her husband Edward (founder of Knechtel Wholesale Grocers) in 1975; four brothers Willard, Leslie, Homer and Lincoln Witmer; three sister Stella Kehl, Lilly Snyder and Etta Schwartzentruber. Loving mother of Cranson Knechtel and his wife Mary of Toronto, Martha Huber and her husband John of RR2, Petersburg; sister of Joyce Witmer and his wife Reta; sister-in-law of Edna Witmer all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by eight grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Doris Knechtel of Waterloo; many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W, Kitchener, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be a private family interment at Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery on Saturday followed by a memorial service for relatives and friends at Fairview Mennonite Home Auditorium, 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Tiessen officiating.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Susannah Leah Witmer
 
39661 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.

Gospel Herald, June 11, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.11 - page 239, 240
 
Verena Ida Witmer
 
39662 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 42 - October 17, 1989, page 742 
Vernon H. Witmer
 
39663 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)."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Veronica "Fannie" "Frances" Witmer
 
39664 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."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Veronica "Fanny" Witmer
 
39665 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.

Waterloo Region Record 11 Oct 2008 
Violet Loretta "Vi" Witmer
 
39666 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.


The Waterloo Region Record 3 Jul 2010 
Wilfred Stewart "Stewart" Witmer
 
39667 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 7 - February 20, 1968, p. 159, 160 
Willard Witmer
 
39668 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.

\b\iThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record\b0 1 Mar 1979 
William Erwin Witmer
 
39669 1851 - John Witmore is staying with Samuel Tyler. John Witmore
 
39670 1851 - Joseph Witmore is in same household as Peter Musselman. Joseph Witmore
 
39671 Death of William Witt

The death occurred at Hamilton on Tuesday of William Witt, a former well-known hotelkeeper of Baden and Kitchener, at the age of 60 years. He suffered a paralytic stroke a few months ago from which he never recovered. The deceased was born in Poole and married to Miss Mary Forler, of Baden, where he conducted the Baden Hotel and later went to Kitchener, where he ran the Station Hotel, then the American and later the Clarendon. For the past two years he conducted the King George Hotel at Hamilton. He was well-known in fraternal circles and took keen interest in baseball, hockey and other sports. His widow and one son, Clayton, survive. The funeral will be held this afternoon from the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. Bert Stiefelmeyer, at Kitchener, to the East End Lutheran cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent Sep 16 1927 pg5 
William Witt
 
39672 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


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Nov 1953 
Friedrich Karl Heinrich "Fred" Witte
 
39673 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.


Elmira Signet 10 Jan 1935 
Henry Wittich
 
39674 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
 
39675 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.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Feb 1980 
Craig Steven Wittig
 
39676 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
 
39677 Thomas McMaster, Herman Kreig, Nicholas Krieg, August H. Wittmaak, Hugh McTearnen and others drove "Peddlewaggons" for John Zryd in the old days.


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

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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.


Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
August Henry Wittmaak
 
39678 Died At Calgary

It was with deep regret that the news was received here announcing the death of Mr. John A. Witwer, who died in the Calgary hospital on Wednesday. He had been ill for several months The deceased was a son of Mr. John Witwer and the late Mrs. Witwer and was born on the Witwer homestead on the Gravel Road and spent his boyhood days in that community. He was married to Miss Mary Wicker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weicker, of this town. Mr. and Mrs. Witwer spent several months here last summer when he appeared to be in the best of health and the news of his passing caused surprise and deep regret among his friends in town. The deceased was about 45 years of age and had resided in the west for the past 25 years. Besides his sorrowing widow, he leaves his aged father, one sister, Mrs. N. B. Good, of Kitchener, and three brothers, Jacob, David and Daniel Witwer, all in the West. The funeral will likely be held at his home at Acme, Alberta.

New Hamburg Independent, April 4, 1930 
John A. Witwer
 
39679 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 cemetery

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 5 - May 4, 1945 - page 86, 87  
Barbara Witzel
 
39680 WITZEL, Doug - Died peacefully, on Wednesday afternoon, October 29, 2008, surrounded by his loving family, at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener at the age of 67. He is the beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Zehr) - they were married for 45 years. Doug will be lovingly remembered by his two sons, Paul and his fiancée Linda of Waterloo and Robert and his partner Krisztina of Waterloo. Doug was especially proud of his two "grandchildren" Rebecca and Sydney. He will also be fondly remembered by his sister, Carol Roussel (Don), brother, David Witzel (Edie), as well as his brother-in-law, Lester Zehr (Elva), sister-in-law, Jean Zehr and predeceased by his parents, John (Jack) Witzel and Vera (nee Gaiser); brother, Bill Witzel (Edna) and his brother-in-law, Clifford Zehr. Doug retired from Zehrs head office after 38 years of service. He spent his retirement years enjoying cottage life and his many friends at Belwood Lake. He attended Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Friends are invited to share their memories with Doug's family at David MacLeod Funeral Home , 617 King Street North, Waterloo, on Monday, November 3, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 1 p.m. at David MacLeod Funeral Home Chapel. A private committal service will be held. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Grand River Cancer Centre and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-888-7700. Doug's family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Janet Maceachern at Grand River Cancer Centre, and all the Doctors and staff in the ICU at Grand River Hospital for giving Doug the best care possible in his final days.

WATERLOO REGION RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Nov. 1, 2008 
Douglas Brian Witzel
 
39681 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
 
39682 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.


Elmira Signet 5 Sep 1946 
Henry Arthur Witzel
 
39683 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
 
39684 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
 
39685 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
 
39686 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.


The Record Newspaper 3 Oct 2008 
Muriel Gladys Witzel
 
39687 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
 
39688 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
 
39689 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
 
39690 Andreas is reported to have been born in Oefingen, Villingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, documentation needed. Andreas "Andrew" Woelfle
 
39691 Linda_Guthro originally shared to Ancestry Public Member Tree. Barbara Woelfle
 
39692 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
 
39693 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
 
39694 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.

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
 
39695 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 Newspaper 14 Mar 1994 pg A6 
Mildred Woelfle
 
39696 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.


Kitchener Daily Record 23 May 1932 pg 13 
Alma Woeller
 
39697 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.


Richard 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
 
39698 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 Woeller


Berlin News Record 15 Mar 1897 
Caroline Johanne Auguste Woeller
 
39699 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.


Richard 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.


Berlin News Record 22 Nov 1913
 
Christopher Woeller
 
39700 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.


The Record Newspaper - Jul. 17, 2006 
Rev. David John Woeller
 
39701 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
 
39702 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, 742-448


The Record Newspaper 28 Feb 2001 B7 
Vernon Linus Woeller
 
39703 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.


Kitchener Daily Record 20 Jul 1932 
Violet Woeller
 
39704 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.


Waterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Klaus Woerner
 
39705 died at 1 1/2 yrs. ? Wohlfarth
 
39706 died at 7 weeks ? Wohlfarth
 
39707 Death of Mrs. John Schultz

The death occurred of an old and esteemed resident of New Hamburg in the person of Anna Voida, widow of the late John Schultz, who passed away last Friday at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 17 days. She suffered a fracture of the hip about two years ago and had since been confined to her home. An attack of pneumonia of a week's duration was the immediate cause of her death. The late Mrs. Schultz was a native of Germany and came to this country in her youth. For the past fifty years she was a resident of New Hamburg and through her kind womanly qualities endeared herself to a large circle of friends. She was a devout adherent of the R. C. Church where she worshipped throughout her whole life. Her husband predeceased her about twenty years ago, but she leaves two sons, August of Kitchener, Herman of Stratford, and four daughters, Mrs. Herringer of Waterloo, Mrs. Andrew Gatschene, Stratford. Mrs. Leo Gatschene, Kitchener, and Mrs. Katie Benninger, New Hamburg. The funeral was held on Monday forenoon from her late home to the R. C. church and cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent, May 23, 1930 
Annie Woida
 
39708 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
 
39709 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.


The Record Newspaper 25 Jun 2007 
Dorothy Woinoski
 
39710 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 Monday


Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Jan 1953 
Edward Woinoski
 
39711 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.

The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - 19 May 1949 - Page 27 
John Woinoski
 
39712 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 Newspaper -25 Oct 2007 
Charlotte Wojcik
 
39713 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 Newspaper 6 Nov 1999 pg B4 
Edward John "Edzui" Wojcik
 
39714 Karol Wojcik

PRESTON, April 14. Illness of six months duration culminated in the death at Freeport Sanatorium last night of Karol Wojcik, well-known Preston resident, for 39 years, at the age of 75 years. Mr. Wojcik was employed as a moulder at Clare Bros, until the time of his illness. Born in Poland, he came to America in 1906, residing for six years in Depew, NY., coming to Canada and Preston in 1911. A member of St. Clement's R.C. Church, he was also a member of the Holy Name Society and of the international Moulders Union. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Helen) Kwasnieski, Mrs. Martin (Geneviece) Lisiceki and Mrs. John (Louise) Kuktnski of Detroit and Mrs. Peter (Charlotte) Hushley of Preston; two sons, William and Edward Wojcik, at home and one brother in Poland. Four grandchildren also survive. The body is resting at the residence, 216 Hamilton St., where the funeral will be held, Monday, with requiem high Mass, at St. Clement's R.C. Church, at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the R.C. Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Apr 1950 pg 7 
Karol Wojcik
 
39715 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 Newspaper 24 Apr 2003 pg B7 
Miroslaw "Mike" Wojteczko
 
39716 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
 
39717 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
 
39718 Lived with George Hachborn. Christoph Wolf
 
39719 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 Learning


The Record Newspaper 20 Oct 2006 
Georg Wolf
 
39720 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.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Jun 1981 
Valentine Wolf
 
39721 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
 
39722 Wolfe, A. L. [Albert Henry b. 25 Aug 1891, Blair, Waterloo, Ont.; next-of-kin: Henrietta G. Wolfe, wife; regimental number: 751166]

Brook 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
 
39723 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.


The Record Newspaper 9 Apr 2004 
Clara Lillian Wolfe
 
39724 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
 
39725 Henry Wolf

GALT, Henry Wolfe, a resident of Ayr for many years, died Monday, at Wingham Hospital. He was 93. Mr. Wolfe was born at Neustadt. He had recently been living with his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth MacDonald in Teeswater. He was a custom butcher and farmer in the Ayr district, but later retired and resided in Ayr. He was caretaker at the Knox United church for 20 years and was also a member of that church. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Agnes Little, in 1958 and by one daughter, Mabel, in 1945. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Hazel) MacDonald of Teeswater and Mrs. Stawart (Alice) Jaques of Woodstock, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body will be at Little's Funeral Home, until Wednesday noon, when removal will be made to Knox United Church, in Ayr, for the funeral service, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Ayr cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Sep 1971 pg 29 
Henry Wolfe
 
39726 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
 
39727 Servant to Jacob and Elizabeth Wolf Magdalina Wolfe
 
39728 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
 
39729 In Galt, on the 18th inst., Mary Wolfe, beloved wife of Eli Watts, aged 22 years, 11 months and 3 days.

Galt Reporter Mar 24 1882 pg 8 
Mary Wolfe
 
39730 KNECHTEL, Nellie - Peacefully, at Parkwood Mennomite (sic) Home, on Monday, July 20, 1998, Mrs. Nellie Knechtel (nee Wolfe), in her 89th year. Mrs. Knechtel was a member of Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly. Loving mother of Grace Wettlaufer and her husband Ralph of Tavistock, Dawn Ralston and her husband Bill of Waterloo, Richard Knechtel and his wife Nancy of Tavistock, Virginia Darrigan and her husband Jim of Corner Brook, Nfld.; sister of Flora Fletcher, Grace Umbach and her husband Harold, all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Richard Knechtel in 1993; four brothers and one sister. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Marshall Eizenga officiating. Interment St. Peters Lutheran Cemetry(sic). Reception to follow at Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly, 395 King St. N., Waterloo.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Nellie Wolfe
 
39731 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
 
39732 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]

Brook 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
 
39733 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
 
39734 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

Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hambug, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
William Henry Wolfe
 
39735 MRS. CAROLINE STAUCH

Mrs. Caroline Stauch of 78 Peter St., passed away Wednesday, after an illness which lasted for several years. The deceased was born in Kitchener, about. 58 years ago and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Wolfenberg. Mrs. Stanch is survived by three children. The funeral was held Saturday and burial was made at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Stauch's husband, Henry Stauch, predeceased her about five years ago. Deceased was a faithful member of St. Matthews Church and had a wide circle of friends to whom her death will be. a source of deep regret. She is survived by four sons, Otto and Harry of Kitchener, Charles of Windsnr and Walter of Buffalo. One sister Mrs. Mary Wilson and three brothers, August Wolfenberg, of Guelph and John and Chas. Wolfenberg of Kitchener also survive.

The Chronicle-Telegraph 4 Jan 1917 pg 5 
Caroline Sophia Frederica Wolfenberg
 
39736 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
 
39737 A native of Duhren, Municipality of Sinsheim, Grand Duchy of Baden. Survived by her husband and 5 underage children. Carolina Wolfhart
 
39738 After 5 days of suffering. Carolina Wolfhart
 
39739 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.

The Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Edmund Wollis
 
39740 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
 
39741 A native of Kulsheim, Baden. Survived by 12 children. Teresia Wolpert
 
39742 WOLSTENHOLME, Albert Edward

Passed away on Saturday Oct. 26, 1974, at Westminster Hospital, London, Albert Wolstenholme of 8 Locust St., Kitchener, formerly of Champman St., Cambridge (Galt) in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Margeurite Austin; dear father of Audrey (Mrs. Robert Bruce) of Sheffield, Patricia (Mrs. Robert Simmers) of Kitchener; dear brother of Mrs. Florence Oliver of Cambridge, (Galt); also survived by seven grandchildren; Mr. Wolstenholme was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Resting at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, 98 St. Andrew St., Cambridge, Galt, where the family will receive friends on Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held from St. Patrick RC Church, on Monday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. Interment, Mount View cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Oct 1974 pg 29 
Albert Edward Wolstenholme
 
39743 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
 
39744 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. Predeceased 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
 
39745 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
 
39746 From Death Record Florence Martha Wood
 
39747 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
 
39748 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
 
39749 May be the father of Eonundrew Wood who he lived with in 1852. George Wood
 
39750 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
 
39751 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

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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
 
39752 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.

1aFuneral Card of Jane Wood 
Jane Wood
 
39753 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
 
39754 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.

Traverse City Record Eagle

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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."

Traverse City Record Eagle March 15, 1975 - Page 3 
John Wood
 
39755 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
 
39756 Cook, Lucille Ann - At her home in Kitchener, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1991, age 60 years. She was born in Kitchener. Survived by her mother, Mrs. Ella Wood of Waterloo and a friend, Bill of Kitchener. Beloved mother of Gail and her husband Randy Somerville, Marilyne and her husband Tim Hart, all of Kitchener, Sandra and her husband Glen Bondy of Bell River, Ben and his wife Patricia, Gary and his wife Sue and Brian, all of Kitchener, Kenneth and his friend Kelly of Stirling, Ont. and Tim of Cambridge. Also survived by six brothers, one sister and 13 grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; a son, Roy and a daughter, Nancy and her father, Francis Wood. Mrs. Cook's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., when funeral and committal service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Robert Ross officiating. Cremation.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Lucille Ann Wood
 
39757 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
 
39758 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

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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
 
39759 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
 
39760 AYR - Formerly a CPR section foreman, Samuel Wood, 82, of Ayr died Sunday at Paris, Ont. He was born Aug. 15, 1870 at Arden, Ont. He came to Ayr 49 years ago. Mr. Wood was predeceased by his wife 11 years ago. He was a member of Knox United Church. Surviving are two sons, Charles of Northbrook, Ont., and Albert of Ayr; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Annie) Spearns of New York State, Mrs. Ellen Miller of Preston, Mrs. Fred (Adeline) Briggs and Mrs. Robert (Winnifred) English of Paris, Ont. Three brothers, Milo and Archie of Clinton and Vaneisen of New York State and [rest of obituary was not photocopied]

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Mar 1953 
Samuel Wood
 
39761 1851 - Thomas Wood is in same household as Archd. Henderson. Thomas Wood
 
39762 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.

"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
 
39763 Lived with daughter Annie McMillan Davidson. Agnes Woodburn
 
39764 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
 
39765 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.

Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Village of New Hamburg entries)  
Francis D. Woodcock
 
39766 The death is announced of the Venerable F. Dealtry Woodcock, archdeacon of Kingston, and rector of Trinity Church, Brockville, at his home in Brockville on Wednesday evening at the age of 78 years. The late prelate was well known here and in Haysville, having come here when he emigrated from England and spent several years in this community before taking up the study of divinity in Trinity College, Toronto. He had since preached here and in Haysville upon several occasions and had many warm friends who were grieved to hear of his death. He leaves his widow, four sons and two daughters.

New Hamburg Independent, February 14, 1930 
Rev. Francis Dealtry "Dealtry" Woodcock
 
39767 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
 
39768 ALLEN Mrs. Rose Elizabeth

Passed away on Monday, December 8th., 1986, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Rose Woodfield of the Eventide Home, in her 95th. year. Beloved wife of George Edward Allen, dear mother of George Junior of Cambridge, Harry of Virginia and Rose (Mrs. Thomas Holmes) of Cambridge. Dear sister of Mrs. Ada Jones of Cambridge, Mrs. Jessie Westby of St. Catharines, Mrs. May Newman of Jorden, Ann (Mrs. Ernie McCue) of Los Vegas. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchldren. Mrs. Allen was born in England, on October 29th, 1882 and has been a resident of Cambridge since 1912. At the request of the family there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.

Cambridge Reporter 1986 
Rose Elizabeth Woodfield
 
39769 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 Newspaper 5 Nov 2005 pg B5 
William Henry "Bill" Woodfield
 
39770 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
 
39771 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. James "Jim" Woodhouse
 
39772 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
 
39773 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
 
39774 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
 
39775 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] 
Anne Katharine Jane Woods
 
39776 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
 
39777 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
 
39778 Woods - At Galt, Dec. 29th, Dr. E. R. Woods, son of Jas. Woods, aged 37 years.

The Waterloo-Telegraph Jan 5 1899 pg 8 
Dr. Edward Robinson Woods
 
39779 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.

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 10 Sep. 2008 
Gertrude Woods
 
39780 :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.


Waterloo Region Record 22 Oct 2010 
Grace Woods
 
39781 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
 
39782 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.


The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 6, 1910  
Henry Woods
 
39783 Lived with Leander & Janette Brown. James Woods
 
39784 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
 
39785 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
 
39786 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
 
39787 Lived with Leander & Janette Brown. John Woods
 
39788 WOODS, Lawrence B.

At his residence, 114 First Ave., (Preston), Cambridge, Tuesday, April 16, 1974, Lawrence B. Woods, beloved husband of Betty Hedges; dear father of Victoria, Nancy and Wendy of Preston, in his 47th year. Mr. Woods was born in Galt and had resided in Preston, for 40 years; he was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Preston and past governor of the Kinsmen Club district one. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Woods of Preston and one sister Betty (Mrs. Malcolm Santer) of Don Mills. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Queen and Argyle Sts., (Preston), Cambridge, for funeral service, Thursday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Apr 1974 pg 35 
Lawrence B. Woods
 
39789 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

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Mrs. Margaret

At her late residence, 98 St. Leger St., Kitchener, on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1972, age 78 years, Mrs. Margaret McNanney, formerly of Preston, a member of St. Mary's RC Church and a former member of St. Clement's RC Church and the Altar Society; daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Woods; wife of the late Thomas McNanney, mother of Clifford of Preston, William of Hespeler, Gerrard of California, Verona and Mrs. Norma Detzler, both of Kitchener, Frances (Mrs. James McTaggart) of Brampton and Margaret (Mrs. Paul Olesik) of Guelph; sister of Mrs. Mary Gordon of Dundalk, Elizabeth (Mrs. Frank Watkins) of Holstein and Mrs. Bridget McPhee of Mount Forest; also survived by 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; predeceased by one son Carl and two brothers, William and Benjamin. Resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener, for parish rosary, on Friday, at 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered on Saturday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by funeral mass at St. Mary's RC Church, at 10 a.m., Rev. Hubert Gehl officiating. Interment Parklawn cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Dec 1972 pg 23 
Margaret C. Woods
 
39790 1871 - Mary Woods is staying with Benjamin Rosenberger. Mary Woods
 
39791 Car Driven By D. Ruby Struck Aged Resident

On Sunday evening about seven o'clock Mrs. David Rudy, aged 72, Tavistock, and widow of the late David Rudy, well known former auctioneer of this district was almost instantly killed when struck by an automobile driven by Daniel Ruby of East Zorra. The accident took place on Hope street east opposite the gateway to her son's residence. With her daughter, Mrs. A. M. Miller, and Mr. Miller she had spent the day with her sister, Mrs. James Facey of Blandford and was returning home.

Mrs. Rudy was seated in the front seat of the car with Mr. Miller and when opposite her son's residence she alighted from the car and was proceeding to cross the street when she was struck by a light coupe coming from a side street and turning the corner a short distance from where the fatality occurred driven by Ruby. She was thrown to the pavement and sustained a fracture at the base of the skull.

Drs. Taylor and Cawthorpe were soon on the scene and she was carried into her son's residence when she soon succumbed to the injuries.

The driver of the car declared the accident was unavoidable and witnesses who saw him going down Hope street just prior to the accident say he was going at a moderate rate of speed. It is thought that coming from behind the car Ruby's vision of the woman was cut off. Ruby is a one-armed driver.

Chief of Police, Schippling was notified and he in turn notified Dr. Green of Woodstock, the coroner. A jury was empaneled and the inquest will take place on Friday evening. The following is the jury, Robert Walter, Thomas Milson, Samuel Zehr, W. Straham, Adam Fuhr, Andrew McKay, James V. Field, Theodore Wettlaufer and Henry Schmidt.

Mrs. Rudy was a native of the Township of East Zorra where she spent the greater part of her life. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Woods, pioneer resident of Zorra. In the year 1876 she was united in marriage to David Rudy after which they moved to the farm of Lot 33, concession 16, East Zorra, where she resided until she moved to Tavistock twenty-seven years ago. Her husband predeceased her by fourteen years. She was a beloved member of Knox United Church, Tavistock, and was held in the highest of esteem throughout the locality and her sudden taking has caused widespread sorrow and regret.

There are left in bereavement two sons, Josiah, of Tavistock, with whom she resided and Daniel, of East Zorra, and two daughters, Mrs. A. S. Miller, Tavistock, and Mrs. Edward Stock of East Zorra. Surviving also are two brothers, J. G. Woods, East Zorra. and Robert Woods, Galt, and one sister, Mrs. James Facey, of Blandford. and fourteen grandchildren.

The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon at 2.30 p.m. at Knox Church, Tavistock .

New Hamburg Independent, October 31, 1930 
Mary Ann Woods
 
39792 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
 
39793 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.


The 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 affliction


The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 20, 1910 
Mary Ann Woods
 
39794 ROOK, Mary Ann

Peacefully, at Riverbend Place on Friday, October 30, 1998, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late William I. Rook of Cambridge (Galt). Dear mother of Robert and his wife Eunice of Oakville and Tom of Cambridge and grandmother of Brian and Andrea. Sister of David Woods of Cambridge and predeceased by her brothers Thomas, William and Joseph Woods and a sister, Margaret Woods, all of Cambridge. Friends will be received at LITTLE'S FUNERAL HOME, 223 Main Street East, Cambridge, Sunday evening, from 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal Services will be conducted in Little's Chapel, on Monday, November 2, 1998, at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment in Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1998 
Mary Cardy Woods
 
39795 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."


The Record Newspaper 1 Apr 1998 
Norma Joy Woods
 
39796 Pat Woods once owned Woods Transport later to become Dominion Consolidated; The truck yard up in Silver Heights part of Hespeler of Guelph street Patrick Joseph Woods
 
39797 WOODS, Patrick Joseph - On Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Cambridge in his 87th year. Predeceased by his first wife, Edith of 53 years (1993). Survived by his wife, Helen Woods. Loving father of Bill and his wife Dorothe of Niagara Falls and David of Philadelphia. Fondly remembered by granddaughters, Laura and Jennifer; grandson, Jonathan and his wife Mellissa and great-grandson, Cameron, all of Niagara Falls. Also survived by his sister-in-law, Elsie Woods and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, George, Bob and Jack and sister, May. He will be sadly missed by many friends. Born in 1920 in Ireland, Pat immigrated to Canada in 1922. He was raised in Hespeler, Ontario and served in the Canadian Armed Forces in the Second World War. Upon his return home he managed Woods Transport Hespeler Ltd. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, was a Shriner and proud of his 53 years of perfect attendance as a Rotarian. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to friends Mary and John and Oliver and Ann, as well as all the staff at St. Luke's for their continuous support and kindness to our Dad. In accordance with Pat's wishes, cremation has taken place with a private burial to be held at a later date. In memoriam donations made to a children's charity of choice would be appreciated by the family and may be made through Lounsbury Funeral Home . "Oh gosh", we will miss you. Rest in peace. Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com 519-658-9366


The Record - May. 29, 2007 
Patrick Joseph Woods
 
39798 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
 
39799 Death of Mr. Wm. Woods

This young gentleman, whose serious illness has been before mentioned in our columns, expired yesterday morning at the residence of his father, Beverly street. It will be remembered that Mr. Woods left Galt last year for Los Angeles, California, in the hope that his health might be improved; but after staying there some time he found himself getting rather worse than better, and was compelled to return home. Since then he has been gradually sinking, until the end came yesterday morning. Mr. Woods was in the 21st year of his age, and was a young man universally esteemed by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

Galt Reporter Apr 17 1885 pg 1
 
William B. Woods
 
39800 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
 
39801 Lived with Leander & Janette Brown. William Woodsley
 
39802 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.


Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903 
George Washington Woodward
 
39803 Laura after the death of her husband Louis moved to Iowa to live with her daughter Jennie Cole. Laura Amelia Woodward
 
39804 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.


A 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.

The Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Lumon Woodward
 
39805 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
 
39806 Staying with George and Agnes Wooley Benjamin Wooley
 
39807 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
 
39808 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.


Bridgeport, Idessa Zimmerman 
Woolner
 
39809 Abraham Woolner, "was born March 4th, 1822. He died of small pox at Jacob Shantz's, about two miles from Bloomingdale, April 1st, 1838."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Abraham Woolner
 
39810 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.

Gospel Herald -- Volume 83, Number 29 - July 17, 1990 - page 502. 
Abraham Vernon Woolner
 
39811 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.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 25 - June 19, 1951-page 598 
Addison Woolner
 
39812 Ann Woolner, "married to George Gier."


Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other tow